Mark Traum

Mark Traum 3 years ago on Groups seek $12,000 for cycling-themed mural in Steamboat

All anti-cyclist: it's da law in CO - just like for tractors & roadgraders. Move if U don't like slower vehicles on YOUR roads.

Anybody seen her mural on the bike path btwn modal centre & the JBSCOTU BRIDGE??? Or the older mural "discovered" when Cook demo'd da Harbor? Hooray fo Chula!!!

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Mark Traum 5 years, 1 month ago on 2 cyclists hurt this month

Duuudes: Da facts! From CDOT

Bicycles & Traffic In Colorado, motorists and bicyclists share the road. Both have equal rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws. Bicycle drivers who violate traffic laws will be subject to the same penalties as drivers of motor vehicles, except that no penalty points shall be assessed against the bicyclist's driver's license. If a bicycle rider is stopped for a traffic violation and the officer has reason to believe that the bicyclist will not appear in court or the officer is unsure of the bicyclist's identity, the officer may arrest the bicyclist and require the bicyclist to post bond.

Motor vehicle driving tips and Laws : • Allow at least three feet between your vehicle and the bicycle to avoid blowing the bicyclist out of control or off the road. • Be patient and wait until it is safe to pass, as you would any other slow-moving vehicle. Be aware that when a road is too narrow for cars and bikes to ride safely side by side, bicyclists can legally ride in or near the center of the lane for more visibility and safety. • Please don't honk your horn. You could startle the cyclist into an accident. • Look to your right before turning to avoid cutting off a cyclist.

99.99% of cyclists have motor vehicles and pay taxes too...

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Mark Traum 5 years, 1 month ago on Obama retools campaign tactics

All:

Back on Topic:

Scott:

"We need to remember by hoping for failure nobody wins we all lose." I agree whole heartedly: the problem seems to be the angry republican right that continues to be in denial. The CBO, correction, our CBO illustrates the facts. As for a $3T debt on a $16T USA economy; that is 19% correct? If I had to spend 19% of my income on helping an ailing spouse, per se, for one year, with the dividends being a resuscitation of life, I would. Isn't this scenario happening now? Can we not afford to do more than what we tried to do during the Great Depression?

Persistence usually yields positive results, doesn't it? That is what Hope is all about! Won't some of our local excavation companies benefit from shovel ready projects?

60 days does not 8 years make!!!

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Mark Traum 5 years, 1 month ago on Obama retools campaign tactics

Compare the last eight years which included an inherited recession, NOT TRUE, AND A BUDGET SURPLUS TOO; 9/11 and 2 wars WHICH WERE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREIVOUS ADMINISTRATIONS'S BUDGET EVER! which, after the Democrat caused fannie/freddie housing bubble debacle, WRONG AGAIN GET THE FACTS- THE CONGRESSS IN DEC. 00 VOTED NOT TO REGULATE THE LIKES OF AIG, ET AL: (LOOK IT UP) left a 1/2 trillion$ deficit- to the obama spending spree that has grown the deficit BASED ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET to 1.78 trillion? IT WOULD HAVE BEEN $1.3 IF BUSH WAS STILL IN THE GAME AND OWOULD NOT HAVE INLCUDED THE WAR (WHAT 2 WARRSS BY THE WAY? ISN'T ALL THET WAR ON TERRO, ETC:) and with proposed new spending will increase the deficit to over 3 trillion$. Yea keep blaming Bush. Don't you also feel great that ACORN, that fraudulent community group, will get paid by the Obama Administration to oversee the census? Can anybody say budgetary reperations/REPARATIONS? Lets see, Compare the last eight years which included an inherited recession, 9/11 and 2 wars which, after the Democrat caused fannie/freddie housing bubble debacle, left a 1/2 trillion$ deficit AND $376b IN TARQ FUNDS- to the obama spending spree that has grown the deficit to 1.78 trillion? and with proposed new spending will increase the deficit to over 3 trillion$. Yea keep blaming Bush. Don't you also feel great that ACORN, that fraudulent community group, will get paid by the Obama Administration to oversee the census? Can anybody say budgetary reperationsREPARATIONS?

FACT: AIG'S EXECEC'S RENEGOTIATTED THEIR CONTRACTS IN JANUARY 08: HMMM AND THAT INCLUDED A RETENTION CLAUSE, SINCE, THEY SAW THEIR SCEME UNRAVELING. RECIESSSIION STARTED IN DECEMBER 07 DUDE!! GET THE FACTS PER FAVORE.

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Mark Traum 5 years, 1 month ago on Obama retools campaign tactics

Look at the numbers. From the CBO: Certainly appears to me that the irresponsible spending of the last 8 years, when the economy was strongest, could have been better managed by a Republican Congress: And President. Who is the tax-&-spend party now, hmm? http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9957/OutlookSlidesForHearing.pdf

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Mark Traum 5 years, 5 months ago on Steamboat's water fund dips 'dangerously low'; rate hike likely

OK: So we pay for sewer and tap fees and the money doesn't go towards sewer and tap fees? Somebody's head should roll! This is truly evidence of fiscal irresponsibility. Shouldn't the rules be changed to ensure than water and sewer fees are honored just for that specific purpose? What am I missing from this equation?

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Mark Traum 6 years ago on Fred Duckels: Bypass needed

Fred:

How many more drivers do you anticipate in the next 20 years? Will Steamboat's 2000 seasonal employees increase another 50%? Doubtful. Are they not the #1 employer and cause of the congestion? Appears so. Granted there are a lot of services based around Steamboat ( house keeping, property management, etc) It seems like we have reached critical mass, aka Tipping Point, to the traffic. To the point of where the free market takes over: What if new grocery stores and other 'essential' services started popping up west of SS? Could very well happen. The fleeting attempt at of Clarks at the present ACE Hardware was perhaps too early in the game. Shopping even in Hayden? Wouldn't a 700 homeowner head west to do their shopping too? As for rush hour: Their is such a thing in the working industry as 'flex-time'. Where by an employee can arrive at say 8:30 AM and still perform their tasks, such as housekeeping a major contributor to the single passenger trip traffic. What about HOV Lanes during certain times in the morning? I can understand Duckles' concern regarding wasted time spent in traffic traveling to and from jobsites, but I am sure those schedules can be adjusted and accommodated too. It is a new environment in the working world's job schedules. And will continue to adjust to the market conditions. Id o not see Brooklyn allowing a 3 or 4 lane through their humble little burg. Did you know that at least 350 of the vehicles parking at the Meadows yesterday were single passengers? This situation could have surely been mitigated by requiring those few to pay for parking if traveling alone, etc. There are many ways to adapt to the situation without encouraging more of the same.

Thanks for keeping the issue at the forefront. It is a serious challenge indeed.

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