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Interesting. I wonder if the marijuana code is the only code with that particular clause? As long as this dubious distinction is required for any Steamboat Springs business, and as long as they have all had to undergo such a background investigation, then, well, fair is fair. I doubt this is the case, however.
Maybe he can apply for a variance? :-)
Maybe I don't understand the economic/citizen benefit of this. We're talking 3.5 mil to go a mile. What's down there that people would benefit from access to? I ask that question seriously, as someone who doesn't know that area well.
Meanwhile, some dangerous roads/streets in this town still lack sidewalks.
Hopefully, Steamboat's city government will give more credence to peer-reviewed scientific studies than the fossil-fuel funded right-wing echo chamber. Mark's comment about the church of the environment is accurate in so far as the fact that the effects of global warming don't usually jump out and bite you. Like a church, you have to have faith that the people who have studied this all their professional lives, who have modeled our climate using algorithms and supercomputers unavailable to the rest of us, know what they're talking about. It puzzles me that people who claim to be faithful can't bring themselves to understand this.
Madison, have you been paying attention? That place is a mess.
We've heard all about the problems in Brazil for the upcoming World Cup but nothing about the Olympics. Looks like the venues are fine for the most part, but everything else is barely functional.
Wow, this sounds really cool.
If you're heading east, your last bus is 10:44. On the weekends, with summer concerts, etc., that's inadequate.
If we could get just three additional hours fri-sat, I think that would go a long way toward getting people home more safely and minimizing the mayhem for those trying to get cabs at bar closing time.
Why not? Tourists won't bat an eye at plunking down a few bucks to park downtown. Just give residents free permits.
If you actually ask Americans policy questions, the vast majority will give liberal answers.
Sadly, the adversarial, juvenile, us-versus-them mentality pedaled on Fox and the rest of the right-wing echo chamber scratches a lot of people right where they itch, and the corporate-government complex is happy to encourage people who actually have similar economic interests to hate on one another. They can clean us out much more completely that way. If everyone realized that they're really on the same side, you might begin to see things change around here.
Actually, I thought this was a mildly written letter expressing his priorities when it comes to a "kid-friendly" resort town. I agree that "legal pot" has been totally blown out of proportion by the media, who are salivating over any potential controversy. The itemization of his spending may not have been necessary to get his point across, but like it or not, his thought process is probably shared by many potential visitors, and as a tourist town, that has to matter to us. Hopefully, Joe will be disabused of his apprehensions once he gets to Steamboat.
That said, Phoebe, that was hilarious.
I think this had more to do with the fact that Obama is still smarting over Putin giving asylum to Snowden. This was Obama's chance to stick it to him, get kudos from most Americans (including me) and highlight Russia's ridiculous laws. Win-win-win for Obama.
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