Ian Campbell 
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Re: “From parks to personhood, issues facing El Paso County voters cover all sorts of ground

How Colorado ranks in education:


Seriously, this is bad. Really bad! Nobody wants to pay more taxes, but at least most liberals would vote for it to fund education. Unfortunately, almost every conservative would vote against it. With ammendment 68, no one's paying paying higher taxes and schools are getting a desperately needed boost in funding. This ammendment helps tax payers and schools, and only hurts Blackhawk's business. And that's exactly why they're the one's buying up ad time to tell you to vote no.

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Posted by Ian Campbell on 10/29/2014 at 7:27 PM

Re: “From parks to personhood, issues facing El Paso County voters cover all sorts of ground

Allow me to translate jbmonco:

What was said: "I hate it when they try to get us to vote for something by tying it to education funding."
What was meant: I'll vote, but why support education funding?

What was said: "Let's fund education the right way and not depend on things like this."
What was meant: Let's stand around and watch as everyone votes against raising taxes for anything, including funding education.

What was said: "I'm wholly uninterested one way or the other in gambling but because they tied it to education I'm voting NO."
What was meant: I don't care if they build a casino, but ALL of the money better go to the owners! How dare they even THINK about giving any of the profits to benefit the education of our children, the future of our world?! No. We'll simply put raising taxes to fund education to a vote, and watch as conservatives shiver at the idea of raising taxes and overwhelmingly vote it down.

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Posted by Ian Campbell on 10/29/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “From parks to personhood, issues facing El Paso County voters cover all sorts of ground

Re: Ammendment 68
How many casinos in Blackhawk are owened by Colordoans? Seems to me, and I could be very wrong here, most, if not all, of the Blackhawk casinos are owened by people in Las Vegas. As far as this being a monopoly in Arapahoe County, well... yes. A business unlike any other in a region could easily be thought of as a monopoly. If there isn't any other like it. But is it written somewhere that this can be the one and only casino in Arapahoe County? This could very well open the door for a local resident to put up a casino. Because, you know, who wants to go to Cripple Creek or Blackhawk when you can enjoy the glitz and glammer of... um... Arapahoe County? Eat your heart out Vegas!!*

* Sorry. I wasn't able to paste the eyeroll emoticon.

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Posted by Ian Campbell on 10/25/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Cheat sheet: The Independent’s 2014 election

Why do you oppose ammendment 68?

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Posted by Ian Campbell on 10/25/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Craft Lager Festival cancelled for 2014

I agree with Julian. He had the Craft Lager Festival running like clockwork! Late invitations or not, if the brewers already had the day set aside on their calendars, it doesn't make much sense.
Still, there's really no reason to get upset and point fingers. I'm sure next year's festival will be huge and go off without a hitch, and this will all be forgotten. Like all of my craft enthusiast brothers and sisters, I'm saddened by the cancellation of one of the best craft festivals in Colorado. Now, more than ever, we should all show our appreciation to Julian Heron for the incredible job he did running the Craft Lager Festival.
Thank you Julian!

Posted by Ian Campbell on 06/05/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Six locals who don't get the problem with the racist Donald Sterling

Sure, everyone has a right to their own personal opinion, however ignorant as it may be. Nevertheless, please don't invoke the Constitution. The Constitution gives everyone freedom of speech legally. If Sterling were arrested for his comments, then that would be a violation of his Constitutional rights. The fact that the Adam Silver made a business decision that helped the NBA save face and avoid a nasty backlash over one individual's comments- that's not a violation of Sterling's Constitutional rights. That's good business.

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Posted by Ian Campbell on 04/30/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Park it at the pork party of the year: Cochon 555

How do I win tickets???

Posted by Ian Campbell on 02/24/2014 at 9:00 PM

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