Gary Casimir 
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Re: “Why won't the Gazette disclose its owner like it should?

The Los Angeles Times has a policy that if a letter to the editor is fact free or basically untrue, they will not publish it. Now if that same policy is applied to the Gazette and its opinion pages, it would have at least two additional full pages for advertising. Also, one must remember that Anschutz's unproven economic and political philosophy has not worked in the past nor will it work in the future.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 03/24/2018 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Banning Lewis Ranch plan includes two additional public meetings

"Suthers argues the city has lost a lot of revenue by seeing the 20,000-acre property sit idle over the years, and it's time to reap the rewards of development."
Afraid not, Mr. Suthers. The city gave up serious revenue when in put TABOR in the city charter in 1991 and the state incorporated it in the constitution in 1992. Look at the condition of our infrastructure today due to the lack of funds. The $49M that the city would receive over a 30 year period would not even cover the current maintenance for the 2C projects for 1 year today. The city will choke on the BLR development. It's time to let it go.
As for the estimated $1B in infrastructure cost to the developer, well, "That's the cost of doing business." Sorry.
"If you can't run with the Big Dogs, don't get off the porch."

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 01/22/2018 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Utilities sees two of six top managers depart. Is the CEO next?

A multi-billion dollar organization and no succession plan? This should be an automatic requirement. Why is the city going outside the organization to hire people for vacant positions? Arent there existing employees in the #2 and #3 and #4 positions good enough to move up? If not, why not? Are not employees groomed for advancement?

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 01/03/2018 at 7:30 PM

Re: “A case for why churches shouldn’t be taxed

Dr. Platten: I would not want Paul Ryan to read your article. The stats your quote are impressive and I was personally unaware of the good deeds that many churches are doing for the good of the community regarding drug abuse, veterans issues, and HIV/AIDS.
Congressman Ryan would take your article and wave it around the House of Representatives saying We dont need a social safety net for the American people! Lets dismantle it and let the churches take over. Since the churches are doing so much already they can take over and we can dispense with SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, disability issues, and providing any other forms of assistance. We are saved! Ann Ryn was right! We dont need government.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 01/01/2018 at 5:09 PM

Re: “A case for why churches shouldn’t be taxed

Bill: Re: #4. The dark money is already here. The Koch Bros. gave Focus on the Family $2.3M for their political arm. So, the current assumption is that Focus on the Family is a shill for the Koch Bros. and their unproven morally bankrupt economic and political philosophy. Focus on the Family can be discounted as a organization of religious faith.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 01/01/2018 at 4:48 PM

Re: “I-25 expansion project shouldn't require tolls, county commissioners say

A gentle reminder to the El Paso County Comissoners: CDOT manages and maintains I25. Not El Paso county. I heard about the toll lanes weeks prior to the vote. Didnt the commissioners know it then? Yet, after the election they are Shocked and act like this news to them.
The Denver Post said thIs project would cost between $260M-$700M. El Paso countys contribution seems paltry in comparison.

Apparently the right questions were not asked by the El Paso county commissioners like: 1) Are you puting in toll lanes? Why? 2) If toll lanes are being put in who is going to manage and maintain the toll lanes? 3) Will the managing company be domestic or foreign? (Hwy 36 is managed by an Australian company and E470 is managed by a British firm. As another side note, DIA expansion is being managed by a Spanish company which begs the question: Arent there any companies in Colorado or the U.S. that can do this work?) 4) What is the warranty for workmanship and materials? According to CDOT, there is no warranty on workmanship and materials. Some agreement is negotiated between CDOT and the winning contractor which could mean anything. At first blush it appears that CDOT does NOT use the Federal Highway Administrations guidelines for warranty and performance of the road which can range up to and including 20 years. Wouldnt it be nice to travel a road with a 20 year warranty knowing you would not asked for additional monies for repairs during that time?

In summation, it appears that the county commissioners along with the taxpayers have been had. There are alternatives. Were they ever explored?

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/23/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

James Dobson and Focus on the Family received $2,3M from the Koch Bros. So the question is, When James Dobson speaks is he speaking for Jesus or a shill for the Koch Bros?
Supporting a suspected pedophile is not the Christian way. The Koch Bros. want Roy Moore in the Senate so they can get their coveted tax breaks that the unwashed (you) will never get.
Its best to keep in mind that Focus On the Family is a business-nothing more and nothing less.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 11/30/2017 at 8:18 PM

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