Chris Hadlock

Chris Hadlock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on City Council members express interest in proposing additional taxes on marijuana, alcohol

I would like to propose a 50% tax on City Council earnings. Hey if you do not want to pay it, o not serve on the council right Allen?

I would further propose another 50% tax on any dumb ideas come up with by the city council that are rejected by the public. This council would be under water for 2016.

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Chris Hadlock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Coloradans ponder Amendment 69's ColoradoCare

George,
Do you believe the system that existed before the ACA was sustainable?
Why do so many Medicare recipients rave about how good the insurance is?

In my opinion, one of the "regulations" that would help areas like Steamboat the most would be to make all insurance companies measure their risk and set premiums the same across their entire insured population. The current system even after the ACA still allows them to break us into ever smaller groups which increases their risk and your premium.

To me, the risk that Nancy is discussing is to either let the current insurance executives make business decisions that are more about profitability than healthcare or to turn that over to the ColoradoCare cooperative that will care more about actually providing health care.

I have been a self-employed cancer survivor for almost 30 years now and I can testify that the previous system was fundamentally broken with the ACA providing only marginal improvement. The risk Nancy is willing to accept is far smaller than the risk of doing nothing.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Brian, We are already fully certified with numerous dives, but this trip is more about the Snorkeling due to the family aspect. You nailed it though, what a different world when you are under the water.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

How many letters have you written Jerry? Do you think it is the Pilot censoring what they receive, or are they just receiving more letters with opinions that you disagree with?

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Chris Hadlock 2 months, 1 week ago on Middle East expert talks 'ISIS crisis' and Orlando massacre

Personal attacks and liable should not be allowed. If you are unable to discuss your viewpoints without resorting to those kinds of tactics then you should not be allowed to post.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months, 1 week ago on Murphy Roberts: Make America change again

Joe, you are hilarious as in Bwahahahahaha! 27 Amendments to the US Constitution with 5 of them passed since 1960 gives lie to your assertion that it is not a "Living Document" . The very process of amending proves that it can in fact be changed to reflect the current beliefs and desires of America.

In fact, even your arguments that it is not prove the opposite.

Well written Murphy, do not let these old curmudgeons dampen your enthusiasm.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months, 1 week ago on Brodie Farquhar: What's going on down under?

Sorry, but I will have to table this conversation until I return to Colorado. All my attention next week will be focused on breathing underwater and communing with the fishes.

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Chris Hadlock 2 months, 1 week ago on Brodie Farquhar: What's going on down under?

Ken, my apologies if I stuck any words in your mouth, that was not intended. Those words have come at me from other contributors to this forum, and if I mistakenly applied them to you, that was wrong. I appreciate your intelligence and reasoned responses.

What would you consider to be "Reasonable Restrictions" in the environment of 2016? The previous assault weapons ban that was signed into law by Ronald Reagan in 1986 was challenged repeatedly but was held up as constitutional by multiple federal courts.

It seems to me that the same would hold true today.

Personally, I am more in favor of "Castle Doctrine" than in "Stand Your Ground" and would argue that the individuals 1st responsibility is to de-escalate when in the public sphere and not to stand your ground and open fire.

How far does the right to self-defense extend and how much firepower is necessary to fulfill the requirements of defense? These are serious questions that deserve serious discussion and solutions. Putting higher capacity weapons in the public arena is not a good option IMO, and I would argue that those kind of advanced tools should require a higher level of scrutiny and training.

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