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Re: “Reader: You forgot someone at the Olympic Museum groundbreaking

No Nation State has ever survived spending more than 11 % of GDP on Healthcare !

USA currently spends 20 % of GDP, borrows the $$$ to pay the Tab.

Milton Friedman, Univ. Chicago, 1992.

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Posted by frank1946 on 07/18/2017 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

While true this generation is the first to face these obstacles as my generation was to face what we faced and so on in history. Changing times change the future. But to suggest that past generations move out of your way is not correct. No one is just going to move aside it took to much to get where there at. Embrace past generations learn from them they got things done and so can you if both would sit down and listen if the hard heads would soften, listen, learn and compromise. But I guess Im asking to much in this you against me world we live in these days.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/17/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

It would be an interesting piece of journalism to sit Perry and Barad down together with someone to facilitate a dialogue and publish the results. They obviously are talking past each other and both seem to care very much about the world they live in.

Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/16/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

thank you bob, at least some of ya'll have what we call a brain.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/16/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

"US Army Retired" but no rank. Unusual so it is probably a lie as well as the comment being incorrect and also bigoted. Brown, you do not know a goddam thing about very little do you...?
Those who make the "slavery" comment are not thinking logically or speaking from any facts on The Civil War so I won't waste my time educating them.
I am very tired of those who malign people who live in the Southern states but I only read that crap on the 'Net- I never hear it in public. We know why that is as well.
Speaking of racism, anyone who supports the War On Drugs should know that drug laws were based in racism. So anyone on high horse can climb on down. You do not know the first thing about drugs or racism if you listen to your government. Why not free the Blacks that are in prison due to unjust laws? 1 in 3 black men will go to prison while blacks are 12% of US population their numbers in prison exceeds 50%. Not too free are they...
As for a flag being a "symbol of hate" is in reality saying that slave owners hated Africans so they captured and enslaved them. That they starved and beat them along with letting them die from diseases as well is beyond absurd. (History is not depicted in any factual way by Tarantino.) Slaves cost money and they earned money for their owners so tell me where this " hate" enters into the picture. Please.
Cotton was the biggest selling import/export in the world so you can be sure that slaves were treated better than most people treat workers today. Greed, money and tax on cotton export was the cause of the war...
Why did the Civil Rights Bill take 100 years to enact if the North was so big on freeing people? Why did the Democratic Party resist Civil Rights right on through the 1950's?
The Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court in 1855 ruled that Africans freed from slavery were not citizens so where is thy noble Northern cause?
How about abolitionist John Brown? He fought to free slaves and the US government hanged him. Not so noble when you rob an military armory to supply weapons to slaves who did not show up for the insurrection anyway.
Never in history have so many fought and died to free another race from slavery. Never. Nobody fought to end slavery anywhere at any time. You might as well start saying WWII was fought to free the Jews...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 07/15/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

I think it's well known that the athletes who do it for time, go during the low peak times to avoid those who are new or are just trying to avoid the overall traffic. Maybe Matt should try this approach. I take the incline down but I constantly give the uphill hikers the right away and make an aggressive effort to stay out of their way.

I'm sure negative remarks could also be stated about those sprinting down Barr Trail and almost run over those who are trying to walk down.

No matter which way you look at it, the point is to be smart about when you hike up/down the trail and always be considerate of others. Every hike can be safe or dangerous based on how you choose to approach it. Be safe!

Posted by Jeremy N Janell Trujillo on 07/15/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

Trub, I have never claimed to be the first, or the only. It is only because of previous generations that I have the chance to fight today. That said, it would be disingenuous to suggest that any generation in recent memory has faced the obstacles we are facing. The point of this piece isn't to blame or divide, it's to counter Glen's message of ignorance and hate.

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Posted by m.boop127 on 07/15/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

On the other hand I've had millennial and younger blame all their problems on anyone who is over 40. It's nice that you've made an impact young man however you need to remember you are not the first person to fight.

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Posted by TruB on 07/14/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Robert I ant attacking anyone but the whining. Gets old now WHAT Rules his, yours, some out there unspokenrule that you expect every tourist and and there brother to know. Wheres these rules posted. Bottom line you guys wanted it opened to the public YOU got what you wanted live with it or dont just quit gripping about getting what you wanted.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/14/2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

The fact that you put your time down means that you are showing off so actually the more people that's there is good because you can show off more.

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Posted by jack hall on 07/13/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Great example of the ideology that's prevailed recently: "A few inconsiderate people caused me to have a bad time, so we need to change the rules for everyone."
There's nothing inherently dangerous about descending the Incline. People should stay in control and yield to uphill hikers. Yes, there are a few morons who don't follow these basic principles. There's also a few morons in every other [less strenuous] walk of life. Hold these individuals accountable instead of ordering change for the masses.
Also understand that the Incline is a popular, public hike. If you're an enthusiast and are going to have a problem with people getting in your way while crushing it in 24 minutes (nice work), here's a pro tip: maybe don't do the Incline on one of the busiest days of the year.
Look, I get frustrated by the amount of people on the Incline and the lack of respect/etiquette of some, too. My solution: I typically only do it during non-peak times. Otherwise, I put up with it and don't complain, or hike something else.

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Posted by Brian C on 07/13/2017 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

The rules recommend going down Barr Trails for safety. There's no rule that says you can't go back down the Incline. Of course common hiking courtesy is that uphill traffic has right of way and those going down shouldn't endanger those going up. It's wide enough that there shouldn't be an issue if people stay to the right.

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Posted by Rob Lucas on 07/13/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Going down is supposed to to be against the rules, right? Why are you attacking the guy that follows the rules?

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Posted by Robert Patrick on 07/13/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Hmmm maybe you should have been looking up instead of watching your feet hit every plank as you run. Its funny for years all we heard was open the Incline to the public. Now it is and everybody is gripping about the public using it. Well folks Public allows all to use it. Im willing to bet theres as many hikers and dog walkers that think your running is just as dangerous as you think they are. Get over it if you want a trail to go down roll up your sleaves open your wallet and get to work. It was not opened for just you to use.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/13/2017 at 9:18 AM
Posted by needbeermoney on 07/11/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

Hey am I the only one who wishes to address the fact that when our nation's Commander in Chief has an issue to comment on, instead of holding a press conference or issuing a statement, he instead runs off to his room to tweet about it like a twelve year old girl?

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 07/09/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

Jay whos fault is it that as you say those votes dont count? If ya dont say something how do you expect to be heard. Thats the whole thing give up and you accomplish nothing and get nowhere. Go forward keep moving forward and guess what happens you get there. What would have happened if the men that started this Country would have said Aw heck England is not listening so just drop it or MLK would have. Nothing is going to happen right now and it sure ant if you stay inside and do nothing. Enough excuses get off your hind ends and do something.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/08/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

ya i gotta chime in here and say 50 yrs ago maybe things were different but today those votes don't count and our youth know this fact. They saw our state cast its vote for president while the voting lines in Denver were still half way down the street.. The fact is if you don't own land your vote doesn't count. As i said before many of our kids know this and cannot be bothered to be brainwashed by politicians (red or blue). If the people of this great nation wish to change how the kids look at us maybe we could stop bickering like children and give voice to middle America like it was ment to be.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/07/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Reader: You're the one who wants your lifestyle protected, so you pay for it.

Ranges af I might agree with what your saying but I often wonder what is so worrisome over grammar from an old guy like me. Its served me well all these years Ive gotten by just fine with the way I talk and conduct myself. Do folk like you spend sleepless nights over peoples grammar? Or is it just a better then thou thing? I would like to know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/07/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

We all know who would buy those votes and it ant the boomers who doing well enough just to pay our own way. Personally I think my generation blew it and Im a boomer. All the free love and community gathering of the 70s went straight in the toilet once we got hungry. Once we figured out that we were doing without a comfy bed, a roof over our heads or a car to drive we got off our butts went to work and figured out that the system had to have action in order to move ahead and have those things.Our parents were not buying those things for us. Same with voting and service to our country. But we didnt teach our children the lesson we learned. There was a letter last week advocating the rich pay for it all. Reality is you dont pay taxes how can you have a say in how things get done. Do without for a while and guess what they will get off there asses and do whats needed. She said her life wouldnt change much well guess what once your toilet dont flush, the lights dont come on or water dont flow out the faucet your life changed. Cant or wont crap in the woods without paper for long. Need is the key to get a person off there backside. The cool thing about our Country is if you want it or need it you go find a way to earn it. Trump is one of the greatest gifts Russia ever gave this Country hes going to take enough from the common people (who are paying for it)and that it will cause a huge rise in voting next election.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/07/2017 at 11:57 AM

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