Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Allen Fuller: Is this who we were meant to be?

Neil

You're kind of all over the map. I've not mentioned kids; you've evidently confused me with someone else here. Re: evil based on hypocrisy v. insanity, you've really lost me. Evil is evil, regardless of what you think it's "based" on. If I understand you (a BIG if), Stalin's Russia is less egregious than the Crusades because you see less hypocrisy in secular mass-murder than in religiously-motivated bloodshed? Seriously?

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Allen Fuller: Is this who we were meant to be?

Neil

As a card-carrying heathen, I could give a rip about religious sensibilities, except to the extent that our culture is quite rightly based upon them. We have laws on the books against murder, which advise nothing more ambitious than 'Thou Shalt Not Kill.' That people violate that injunction is not an indictment of religion – it's a recognition that evil exists. Stalin presided over a state which reviled religion as the opiate of the masses, and yet murdered so many people as to make Hitler look like Martha Stewart. Not in the name of religion, but in service to a secular lust for power. Which of those two paradigms do you regard to be less wise? If neither is acceptable, what do you propose as an alternative?

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Allen Fuller: Is this who we were meant to be?

Careful, Allen. Advocating personal responsibility and voicing suspicion of an expanding government and will get you labeled a racist, and may even compel the Vice President to call you a terrorist.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Rob Douglas: 'Leaving money on the table'

Ye gods. It's not just "wrongheaded", Rob - it's absolutely bass-ackwards. I and virtually everyone I know have had to trim expenditures. I hope you and the Pilot will continue shine a light on these cockroaches gorging themselves at the public teat.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Hill Blackett Jr.: 2nd Amendment

Fed up with rising crime, grandma organizes "Glock Block." Leave it to the tv reporter to get it wrong. Whilst reporting that this woman & her neighbors are talking about how to get trained & equipped, he says: "Not the kind of conversation friendly neighbors should be having." Wrong, dipstick. It's exactly the conversation.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Steamboat Today expands online partnership with Google

John -

That's a great idea. I subscribe to a streaming radio site that allows me to listen sans commercials. $50/year, for that service. Sounds like an opportunity for the Pilot to make a little extra coin.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Steamboat Today expands online partnership with Google

Not sure I understand the self-righteous indignation. Many papers (the Craig Daily Press, for example) deny access to their online product absent a subscription. In an era of declining readership & revenue, publishers would be irresponsible not to explore other revenue streams. Those who whine about clicking on some stupid survey sound very much like whiners, with all due respect.

David Moore: if you read the article completely, you'll note that if the fb/twitter option is unavailable/undesirable, you respond to the cheesy survey question.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 8 months ago on Soren Jespersen: Invest in the Yampa

Ambitious notions, but I note Mr. Jespersen fails to address how they might be funded. Cheaper to paint a line delineating a bike shoulder than to build boat ramps. The required environmental impact statements alone would frighten most rational people away. And do we really want the rest of the nation descending upon the Yampa with their tubes & Schlitz?

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