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grundy 2 years, 9 months ago on Cindy Antonucci-Ameen: Righting a Congressional wrong

Liz, are you saying Hauser's law is proof positive that supply side economics works? I think that's a giant leap but I'll listen if you care to present your case.

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grundy 2 years, 9 months ago on Cindy Antonucci-Ameen: Righting a Congressional wrong

Google trickle down economics statistics and read some of the evaluations of its efficacy. Or google supply side economics or reaganomics. If you find a comprehensive statistical analysis showing a significant correlation between lowering taxes on the wealthy and boosting the economy, please post the link. Keep in mind, the analysis cannot focus on one specific time period and the economic indicators needs to be valid. I have seen no compelling evidence that this approach works. Focus on the stats, please, not the theory. Communism works in theory too.

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grundy 2 years, 9 months ago on Steamboat bike-friendly initiatives continue with new lane markings

Oh c'mon, bike town USA is about 3 things - marketing, marketing, marketing. The new bike lanes have brought some unintended humor to the scene though.

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grundy 2 years, 9 months ago on Rick Akin: Is there an adult in the room?

Phoebe,

Nice choice on what portion of my statement to quote, leaving out the arguably. That single word was included specifically to address differing opinions regarding what is inflammatory. My issue is not the substance of your comment but what triggered it. When one's efforts to persuade are so rooted in disrespect for opposing viewpoints, they are bound to provoke anger. I think everyone who's familiar with the pilot comment threads understands that when see uses the term liberal he means it in the most derogatory fashion imaginable. It is his version of name-calling and I'm pretty sure that's what got FR'er going. You may share see's beliefs, that doesn't mean you should overlook his tactlessness. And yes, even if you don't think so, you were defending see. He even wants to hug you for it.

Moving on topic, has everyone forgotten the biggest player in the game, special interest groups? In relation to economic recovery, I'd be interested to hear some tea party (or other) thoughts on campaign finance reform, protecting the weak from the powerful, stuff like that. Is the TP's support for businesses as unconditional as it appears? Are they totally fine with the continued concentration of wealth in the hands of 2% of the population? If we create more jobs but 95% of the population experiences a decline in their quality of living, is that success? Marxism is criticized for only working in theory. Who thinks trickle down economics fits in the same category?

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grundy 2 years, 9 months ago on Rick Akin: Is there an adult in the room?

Really Phoebe? Really? You come to see's defense with an opening line castigating freerider for trying to PO as many people as possible. And what was see's comment you felt compelled to defend - "Great until the Liberals spent us into hell!!!!". That's it, the entire comment. You're defending a guy who is, arguably, the most inflammatory poster on the pilot. You need a reality check, really.

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grundy 2 years, 9 months ago on Brian Kotowski: No thought police

What's so baffling about this? US criminal code is filled with provisions considering aggravating & mitigating circumstances, which is basically what this boils down to. A defendant's state of mind is a salient aspect of most criminal proceedings. Should we do away with the concepts of premeditation & self-defense, too?

Brian's position strikes me as poorly thought out and extremely over-simplified.

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grundy 2 years, 10 months ago on Chelsea Soderberg: Disenchanted local

So what's the griping point with these jumps? Just that they're not sanctioned, or is there some tangible negative effect? I'm not suggesting people should be able to frivolously alter public open space, I'm just wondering if there is something more substantive behind the complaints.

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grundy 2 years, 11 months ago on Group forms to oppose medical marijuana business in Routt County

If the proponents of the ban recognize the root problem as mmj being over-prescribed/recommended then wouldn't it make more sense to start an initiative requiring additional regulation over the medical community?

I don't think there's any way to look at this and logically conclude the dispensaries should be held accountable for the prostitution of the amendment, as Dr. Victory so eloquantly describes it. Subsequently, it's difficult to support or respect HAH's position. (Sorry, since there's no name for the coalition yet I just couldn't resist.)

Of course, this approach would lack coherency if it failed to address the over-prescription of pharmaceuticals.

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grundy 3 years, 4 months ago on Ski area officials refute pat-down stories

bellyup, your statement isn't logical. You use "local" to describe the select individuals creating problems and then go on to say that local becomes the target of ski area management. You couldn't be more wrong. These searches target everyone and that's the basis of the complaints. If they wanted to target the people causing problems, they'd charge them for public intoxication or assault.

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grundy 3 years, 4 months ago on Ski area officials refute pat-down stories

Another great example of the pilot's subserviance to local business, especially the ski mountain.

Personally, I have had my backpack searched & my coat pockets patted. Not that I believe in profiling, but I am not some young park rat & I do find this type of security offensive. On St. Patty's day, I have seen police in bullet proof vests carrying sidearms, patrolling the igloo area, breaking up a very laid back gathering where no one was behaving drunk or belligerent.

It should be acknowledged that alcohol is the main problem from a safety perspective. MJ's ubiquitous presence in stmbt often gets the attention but it's the coordination dulling, confidence building, socially disruptive alcohol that constitutes the primary problem. AND LET'S NOT FORGET THAT THE MT IS SELLING ALCOHOL ON THE MOUNTAIN!

So, thank you Kelly, for publicizing a mountain policy that they are embarrassed enough about to take these kind of efforts to discredit. Those who spend a lot of time up there know that this is a real issue, one that did not exist 5 years ago, and one that treats recreators & troublemakers alike as common criminals.

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