david gibbs

david gibbs 6 months, 1 week ago on New trail machine leaves builders giddy

The tea party boys in this thread want it both ways. Always wining about big government and seemingly permanently affixed to its teats.

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david gibbs 1 year, 3 months ago on Steamboat Springs City Council has mixed views of idea to build police station on Rita Valentine Park

A new fire barn needs to be built on the west end of town and the police would have use of the entire Yampa Street building. This would be the most cost effective solution while maintaining the high visibility and central location of an essential city service.

It is strange that no one talked about the need for a new police station two years ago but the council president says we have not had a real one in forty years.???

This whole process has been a sad display of leadership.

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david gibbs 1 year, 9 months ago on Mike Lederhause: Colorado disgraced

Mike, you shouldn't drink before write. Or at the very least read what you wrote the next morning before you mail the letter. I apologizes in advance if you have suffered from a brain injury.

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david gibbs 1 year, 9 months ago on Our View: Sounding the alarm

Thank you Pilot for some good old fashioned fear mongering! The dark side has taught you well.

What are the true cost of subsidies given to the airline industry? In our FREE MARKET how much do the airlines get for free? Do they pay a true market rent for their terminals? How much is the TSA reimbursed by the airlines? We know Steamboat hands them a big check annually. Seems like the people flying should pay for all the true cost associated with the flight. The handouts run deep and help to create false a market. It would be nice to see the free market worshipers start with industries like the airlines to points out the flaws with government intervention. Funny how people don't protest bad government policy if they benefit from it.

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david gibbs 1 year, 9 months ago on Steamboat Institute announces Dick and Liz Cheney as keynote speakers at Freedom Conference

The lack of accountability for the powerful seems to be a cancer on our society. The pathology is not confined to one political party or one sector of the corporate world. It seems the only time the powerful are held accountable is when they are caught with their pants down. Clearly the democrats in congress have done nothing to hold the Bush administration accountable for alleged war crimes and nor will the republicans hold Obama accountable for his alleged crimes and disregard for the rule of law.

Freedom is afforded to the bankers that launder millions for the drug cartels but not for the dime bag dealer on the street. Freedom is afforded to the commander that authorizes torture but not the young private caught in a photo carrying out the order. Freedom is afforded to the oil executive for polluting the gulf but not for the fisherman that has fished the waters for decades and can't afford to move. Freedom is afforded to the Wall Street tycoon for creating the synthetic CDO's and betting against them but not the teacher that lost her retirement and has to work at Walmart to survive. Freedom is afforded to the venture capitalist who breaks up a union by sending the jobs to China but not for the family that looses their home because working two minimum wage jobs won't cover the mortgage. Freedom is afforded to the Commander in Chief for authorizing illegal wars and droning American citizens but not to the dead and wounded theft behind.

We have been successfully divided with propaganda and lies. Our attention is diverted to emotional issues and we have been pitted against our neighbors. The cancer continues to spread because we remain focused on the left and right and not on the wrong.

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david gibbs 1 year, 10 months ago on Steamboat City Council opposes bill that would give local firefighters collective bargaining rights

Let me get this straight. It is OK to pay people who risk their lives in the service of the community, what amounts to be, poverty wages because Steamboat is a wonderful place to live? Is your statement about "no troubles retaining or attracting" accurate?

If a firefighter making 35k is willing to move to Steamboat without a contract, it is hard to believe that a qualified manager making 150k would not be willing to do the same. If past managers are any indication, they are not rocket scientist.

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david gibbs 1 year, 10 months ago on Steamboat City Council opposes bill that would give local firefighters collective bargaining rights

The city manager typically works under a contract. Why would it be bad for the fire fighters to be able to negotiate a contract. Do white collar workers deserve more negotiating rights than blue collar workers that risk their life?

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