Shane Gitter 
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Re: “Where there's smoke ...

My core points are below, but it should be said that a person gives up certain rights when they choose to live in a communal setting. Rent a place away from people if you plan to have loud parties often, or if you're in a band/listen to loud music/have to practice/etc. It's common courtesy to think of others. Smoking, on the other hand, is less "overwhelming to the senses" and can be blown out of a window or circulated through vents. Instead of forcing the already poor into changing their lifestyle, why not require the owners of multiple-family dwellings to provide adequate ventilation for each unit? The temperature in a neighboring apartment should not interfere with my desired temperature, so why should the air we breath be so communal? I'd be more worried about the spread of disease, such as the flu and pneumonia!!

Subsidization (commonly "Section 8 housing") is usually provided to the owner of the building in the form of a monthly check. He/She must have applied to accept the money from the government, first of all. The goal is to lower the cost of rent for the tenant while simultaneously increasing the income to the owner of the property for taking on a high-risk/low-income resident. All this effectively does is raise the cost of rent across the board. Subsidized housing MUST be cheaper than standard rentals, right? There are basically two types of subsidized housing: "the projects" - apartment complexes/areas designed solely for section 8 housing, and then there's the situation where random houses throughout the city accept HUD payments. Memphis, TN is a great example of a city where "the projects" were demolished to deter crime in the downtown area, and the payments were given to the citizens (like food stamps) to pay whomever they could for rent. The crime DID slow rapidly downtown, but it spread across the city at an alarming rate. This made certain areas VASTLY more expensive to rent from, in order to deter crime, and then discrimination cries caused HUD payments to increase - forever perpetuating the cycle of price increases. So, in general, HUD housing sounds like something beneficial for those in need, but there are many seen and unseen consequences to its existence. For one, your neighbor could have a higher monthly cost of rent than you, yet winds up paying several hundred less. This is beginning to look like a war against those who pay taxes.

Posted by Shane Gitter on 11/20/2015 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Medicaid covers drug that saves addicts' lives

blame the war in Afghanistan. that's where oxycontin came from, and the taliban had nearly eradicated the opium supply - hence why we invaded.

Posted by Shane Gitter on 10/11/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Chemtrails concern continued

Made it home late and couldn't attend. Please have another group meeting soon, and if possible make it happen on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday. My story about my disease and the link to aerosols needs to be heard, and I would love to meet locals that are open-minded and free-thinkers.

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Posted by Shane Gitter on 04/22/2015 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Strange Alliance

Why would I pay $22 to see someone that doesn't even have a torrent of their music online? I can't find anywhere to listen to his music to see if I would WANT to go...

Posted by Shane Gitter on 12/12/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Weed run

Aside from obvious erroneous knowledge held by the 'author,' I fail to see how this is a story. Automatic 9mm's are not held by any security officer I have ever seen, although they do carry semi-auto's. Also, using the word 'automatic' twice in one breath is childish, and would not have been overlooked by someone with any writing history. Use a thesaurus if necessary. *I'm glad I took five minutes to read about a nice old lady falling down and no one helping her up but the taxi driver.

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Posted by Shane Gitter on 10/20/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Video: Pueblo candidate likes redheads, thinks Newtown shooting was hoax

I can only draw two conclusions, which are:
1) 20 children died that day - the government is honest, or
2) 20 children did not die that day - the government is dishonest.

Since I can name numerous instances where the government is dishonest, it seems the burden-of-proof lies with those who believe the government is honest (please provide examples.)

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Posted by Shane Gitter on 09/13/2014 at 7:34 PM

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