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I got hit by someone trying to "teach me a lesson". My friends got hit by a different person that passed them and then came back for them a second time. The guy sent me to intensive care for weeks and one of my friends died in the other instance. Road rage takes different forms for people.
Just a thought. I love to bike and one of the things I will miss when I move to Steamboat is the ability to bike all year round. Yes, I put on studded tires and bike along the Core Trail when I'm in town, but the routes are certainly limited. With the progression of snow biking with the fat tires, I see an opportunity to create snow trails for bikers in the winter and make it a 12 month a year sport (except the mud months). Like cross country skiing, snow bikes would require trails. For the few that are doing it on Emerald right now, you can see them walking up with snow shoes to pack the snow and try to make a trail. I could see how a snowmobile could be used to make trails for snow bikes in the winter. There are certainly a lot of people that are coming to town in the winter that could be exposed to biking in Steamboat in the winter. It could get them to think about coming back to Steamboat in the summer. Personally, as much as I like to bike, for Steamboat to be a serious bike town it needs to have year round bike options.
I thought it was an excellent, well thought out, factually supported, unemotional piece.
In my opinion it was one of the best I have seen.
I own guns. I am not anti-gun. On the other hand I am pro-people. Facts like the ones you present and discussions like the kind you can stimulate with these facts are what generates discussions with lawmakers that make amendments.
I applaud your efforts and a few of the rational comments that have been made.
No job description.
No interview to see if the skills, ambitions, expectations of the potential employee match what the employer is looking for.
An interview and job description is a 2 way street. It is not just for the employer.
Ask the previous city manager and he will tell you that the job description never changed but the informal expectations did.
What was learned from the last "firing"?
Not formalizing expectations is a great way to repeat history and set Deb and the next City Council up for conflict and failure.
The horse is out of the barn, but the City Council needs to get the job description completed, discussed with Deb and have expectations agreed to by both parties in a documented manner.
We all need to learn from history.
I'm a gun owner also for hunting purposes.
What is your rationale for believing that background checks are legitimate for a company selling a gun to an individual but not for an individual selling it to another individual?
As a person that makes their living traveling outside of the U.S. I can tell you a couple things I've learned.
1) We are all the same. If you think we have more mental illness, more violent video games than anywhere else you are kidding yourself.
2) The U.S. has way more guns than any other developed country.
3) We have the highest rate of death by guns than any other developed country.
I'm a gun owner. I like my hunting guns. The fact is that most of our gun deaths come from people killing people they know. NRA and pro gun owners blame mental illness, video games all you want. The global stats speak for themselves. If you want substantially less gun deaths then you have to get guns out of the hands of the people on a day to day basis.
I also think people hiding behind the second amendment need to read the second amendment.
I am all for lawful fun ownership like most countries have. Take your hunting guns and lock them up at a hunting club and check them out when you go hunting. Is it perfect...no. Statistics say that those countries have very few murders by guns.
People say...aren't you scared traveling to this country or that country. The answer usually is no because the U.S. has way more gun deaths than the places I am traveling.
Why do you say it isn't fair that the "burden" should fall on the parents?
As taxpayers we all pitch in to pay for K-12 education most of our adult lives. If parents had to individually pay for their kids educations while they were in school the bill would be very large at a time when it would be difficult to pay. However, I see offering ever activity and sport as an extravagance that goes beyond the value of an education. Kids can learn the value of participating in sports without having ever sport offered under the sun. There is no magic pile of cash out there that pays for your kids to go to school. It is your neighbors that don't have kids, currently have kids in school or have had kids in school. The "burden" to educate your kids whether it is to pay for their sports or teachers is already on your neighbors.
I really enjoyed the way you laid out your facts and communicated so unemotionally. It was a pleasure to read.
You have demonstrated my point very well. You have just accused Mark Hartless of being a drunk, wished an early death for him and said that the entire Steamboat population would be relieved when he was dead. Factually, your post are certainly among the post which contain personal attacks.
This thread is just full of hatred and personal attacks. It is not unusual and where most of these threads on politics quickly go in this forum. Unfortunately,the people interested in the responses to the subject of the columnist are forced to wade through this sewage trying to find relevant subject matter. The hundreds of people reading this story and might actually have something intelligent to say might not do so for fear of being the target of these personal attacks.
I find most of this behavior to be extremely cowardly as most of the people that write these comments would never verbalize the the things they write in a face to face meeting. My hope is that more people will demonstrate intelligence and maturity by sticking to the point and editing their personal attacks so others will participate and we can all learn and enjoy the experience more..
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