Rick Pighini

Rick Pighini 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steamboat Summer Concert Series announced

Well Pinocchio I guess we're even. You help pay for the party and the library I help pay for your bus ride. No gun to my head. Enjoy

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Rick Pighini 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steamboat Summer Concert Series announced

Pinocchio must of learned about public transportation in all those graduate classes he took. Wink wink. If we, the public, didn't throw money to the buses there wouldn't be a bus, and you would have to walk your old sorry lying ass to the mountain. Truth. Hypocrite. But since we do enjoy the bus no gun to my head. I've been helping support your bus ride for 24 years and yet I've never been on one.

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Rick Pighini 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steamboat Summer Concert Series announced

Oh I get it Pinocchio if you use it and need it its ok to put the gun to your neighbors head. But a library, a concert too much for this story teller. Shouldn't the bus be more honest and instead of having free bus on its side say the tax payer funded bus. Or only the concerts. Ha Ha Ha. Hypocrite.

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Rick Pighini 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Steamboat Summer Concert Series announced

Once again the hand holding the gun is yours. There are choices. You seem to think that the people going to the party don't know who's paying for it. I believe the majority do and accept that reality. How does skibum Steve Pinocchio mendell get to the mountain from his condo. Do you take the free, oh sorry the tax payer subsidized bus or do you walk. I would bet you take the bus. Life's about choices, if your happiness is jeopardized here because of spending on library's and concerts, make better choices so that your money doesn't get wasted on our fun. I only say this because you obviously don't like how this community spends tax dollars. No matter what you write the party will go on with or without you, so make the choices that bring happiness to your over taxed life. By the way your property tax burden seems awfully cheap. If you were in Illinois or New York it would be around $6000. Our sales tax burden is also relatively cheap compared to the majority of places I have lived and visited.

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Rick Pighini 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Steamboat Summer Concert Series announced

The library cost just over 12 million. 11.4 was on a bond voted by east routt county residents. In 2012 they had a 100,000 more visits then 2007 which was before the expansion. So it seems the people of east routt not only wanted the expansion but also use it. If we divided that number by residents each resident kicked in a little more than $400. Small price to pay for great facilities. I give away 10 times that a year out of my pocket to things I believe in. If one doesn't feel as though they should kick in there is a easy solution. Move to the many communities across the country that don't take money from their residents to build nice facilities. The hand holding the gun to your head is your own. You are free to pick where you live and what you are willing to pay. You just picked the wrong spot. Unload the gun and go find happiness with like minded people. I'm sure you use facilities that all of use help pay for. Never once have I thought that you were robbing me. When the snow is cleared in front of my house I'm thankful even though I pay for it. Could I do it myself, sure, but as a community we decided we would share this responsibility. Of course there are things I don't like paying for but snow removal, free concerts, nice library, ice rink, places to fish, mountain bike trails, and many many more facilities and activities are things I have no problem helping to fund.

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Rick Pighini 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Steamboat Summer Concert Series announced

Steve you seem to be confused on the term free. The free is not referring to the cost of the event for the city and organizers. It is a term used to describe the people who attend. The concert is free to anyone who wants to enjoy it. I guess the paper and the city could call it the free to attend concert series brought to you pay the tax payers and the volunteers of steamboat springs. If this would help your hatred of these events. I'm surprised that the retired environmental scientist and computer scientist who does some much of his own analysis on all subjects can't understand what part of the concert series and to whom it is free. I'm also surprised that a man of your expertise and stature qualified for a subsidy in the health care exchange. Maybe you should of worked a little longer. You could even publish a book with all your analysis in it so that the rest of the world could be enlightened by your knowledge and scientific expertise. No reply necessary Steve I know what your going to say I've read it over and over. Take a break get some lunch.

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Rick Pighini 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Karl Koehler: Lawmakers dismissive

You are spelling political wrong. One L. You being soooo smart I thought you would get that. I wouldn't of said anything but its been happening on every post just thought I would help the genius out.

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Rick Pighini 2 months ago on Ryan Spaustat: A global crisis

Fred you should stick to the things your a expert and professional at like rolling heavy equipment off highways and blowing up neighborhoods.

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