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Jerry, Benghazi was a screw up that caused the lives of 4 Americans. What about the 4855 that lost their lives in the Iraq screw up. To this day the jerks that caused that mess have never taken any responsibility for their mistakes and hidden agenda. As Lindsey Graham said Friday "If you are against war don't vote for me." Sounds like he could use a few Fat Tires.
I did read Gen. Butler's book. What he wrote in 1939 holds true even today. When Pres. Eisenhower left office in 1960 he said "beware of the Military Industrial Complex they will bankrupt this country". His prediction also holds true today. You don't have to look too far in the Iraq Conflict which I also saw in Vietnam to see it happened again and continues even today. VP Cheney told us that if we didn't invade Iraq we'd have a mushroom cloud here. He said the war would last a couple of months and only cost a few $Billion. His former company, Halliburton got a no bid cost plus 10% contract to supply all types of support. I knew many people who took jobs in Iraq and when they returned they said it was all a sham. If they needed 2 plumbers they would send over 8. More cost equals more profit. Unfortunately our men and women in uniform pay the supreme price and 4855 did. We never seem to learn from past mistakes. The reason they get away with it today is that 99% of the population is not affected. Only our Military and their families are paying the price which is why some had as many as 6 Deployments. If our country goes to war the entire country should be involved like WW2.
Even today certain Politicians want to go back into Iraq, invade Syria, Yemen, Iran and Libya. What concerns me is if one Party takes over our entire Gov't like they did 2001 they will get there wish and the body bags will start coming home again. I guess the good news is that the "Job Creators" will get a big tax cut and the Defense Industry profits will go through the roof.
The way we can honor our Fallen on Memorial Day is not to create any more to join them.
Michael if you go on United.com and select Senior Fare you will notice that there is no difference between that and the Adult Fare and it has been like that for years. Unfortunately Southwest does not fly to Hayden and never will. They market their product totally different from the other major airlines which is done completely on their web site and that is the only way you can buy a ticket on them. We are stuck with United in the Non-Ski Season and they will charge whatever the market will bear. If they are running a 50% load factor and getting $200 rt extra for the Hayden leg it would be the same as charging $100 rt and having a 100% load factor when it comes to their revenue. Years ago you could fly into Bob Adams Airport on Continental Express(Rocky Mt. Airlines) and the fare was almost the same as Denver. I did it many times but those days are over. The Airlines today can charge whatever they want because there is little competition and they control the seat capacity.
Airlines will not offer lower fares to locals, it would be a nightmare to manage. Fares change almost daily based on what their computer programs tell them to do to maximize revenue. If you notice the cost of fuel is down 35% but fares are up and the airplanes are basically full. Their is no incentive to lower fares for anyone with the profit they are making. You can thank all the mergers over the last decade. If it wasn't for Southwest and Frontier flying out of Denver we'd all be paying considerably more out of Denver also because of the lack of competition.
The one thing the County could do is stop charging for parking like Eagle. In years past parking was free at Hayden. This affects locals almost exclusively because visitors very seldom park at the airport. The cost to park at Hayden is almost the same as DIA so if you want to give locals a break and cut the cost for them to fly HDN then this would be a solution worth a try.
Most SB residents are now driving to Denver to fly instead of using Hayden because of the additional cost of about $150 to $200 per person. Also the cancellations and poor service by Republic Airlines flying as United Express add to the decision to drive to Denver in the non-Ski Season. In the Ski Season the cost of flying to Houston in 2008 on Continental(now United) Non-Stop had a cost of around $250 round trip and this past Season the cost was around $500 and considerably more around the Holidays. You will find the same increases in the other city pairs. SB residents have just decided it is no longer cost effective to fly which explains why Hayden numbers dropped so dramatically and will stay there. Only the Airlines can change this downslide and the Airport is powerless to turn this around.
The problem is not the dogs it is the irresponsible dog owners who allow their dogs to run loose and don't pick up after their dogs. In my subdivision we have a very nice set of trails that you can use for cross country skiing in the winter and run or bike in the summer. The problem is you have to dodge the piles of dog crap that irresponsible dog owners refuse to pick up. It is against our covenants to allow your dog to run loose however the same people day in and day out just open their doors and let their dogs run out. They crap all over the streets and trails and make a mess everywhere. Unfortunately these few ruin it for the responsible pet owners and the only alternative s to enforce the leach laws and covenants. Like that lady said in a previous article " I have enough stuff to pick up in my own yard why should I pick up after my dog around Steamboat." Too many have that same attitude.
It is actually $889 million they have budgeted for the 2016 elections. They announced it on Jan. 26, 2015 in a news release.
Boy is that a joke. Koch Industries receives millions if not billions in Corporate Welfare. They also got many no bid contracts from the friendship they had with the Bush Administration. Why do you think they where willing to spend $1 Billion on the Mid-Terms and another Billion on the 2016 Presidential Election. They want the best Government money can buy and they sure do a good job at it. Citizens United gave them the avenue to control Congress and the White House. What do you think they want in return for this investment? Ask Cory Gardner.
Mark is right that both parties are corrupt. They will do or say whatever gets them elected and what brings them the most money for their campaigns especially the Defense and Oil Industry. Maybe we can have another "Crusade" into Iraq like we had in 2003 so a few can make billions and our men and women in uniform can pay for it with their lives. As we all know we were greeted as "Liberators" with flowers and candy as Dick Cheney said.
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