Frank Estey

Frank Estey 7 years, 2 months ago on Swine flu fears have Routt County on alert

AltitDuDdude, Yes, I am one of those people who gets a little worked up when one of the people I love dies. A person should never overlook something like dying , it is a big event no mater how many people do it.

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Frank Estey 7 years, 2 months ago on Swine flu fears have Routt County on alert

Good thing we have strict documentation of all the workers and tourists entering the US from Mexico.

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Frank Estey 7 years, 2 months ago on Moffat County's rattlesnake

In my own opinion our problem is with both Republican and Democrat Politicians.

While George Bush was president, The U.S. government seized control of American International Group Inc. -- one of the world's biggest insurers -- in an $85 billion deal that signaled the intensity of its concerns about the danger a collapse could pose to the financial system. The Bush administration pumped more than $85 billion of our taxpayer dollars into AIG to allow the giant insurance company to unload all its credit default swaps.

For anyone listening to AIG CEO, Edward Liddy's testimony, the key statement "It appears," said Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), "that AIG has become a conduit for counter-party transfers of taxpayer money." Amidst all the anger over the $165 million in retention bonuses gifted to AIGs derivatives traders, Hensarling focused attention on the next AIG scandal: counter-party payments. In all likelihood, the counter-party payments will make the retention bonuses look like loose change that fell between the couch Cushions .

In other words, while American taxpayers are miffed about Democrats spending $165 million in bonus payments to a few big shots at AIG, no one wants to talk about the $27.1 billion we forked over in counter-party debts to foreign firms and Wall Street companies engaged in the exact same game of credit default swap Russian roulette as AIG.

Payments called credit default swaps went from AIG to banks in all parts of the world : Societe Generale -- in France. Merci beaucoup! Deutsche Bank--in Germany. Danke schn! UBS -- in Switzerland. Merci vilmal! Wall Street firms: $5.6 billion to Goldman Sachs. $3.1 billion to Merrill Lynch.

Both Democrat and Republican politicians sat of their back side while vast amounts of our money went out the window.

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Frank Estey 7 years, 2 months ago on Moffat County's rattlesnake

Bobby Rush. Is this the same Bobby Rush that I remember from the 1960's ?

Bobby Rush Is an American Politician and represents what Americans despise most in our politicians.

Bobby Rush is a Democratic Member of Congress who represents the First District of Illinois, which includes roughly half of Chicago's South Side. Nearly two-thirds of the residents of this district are African American, as is Rush.

Member of the Progressive Caucus In 1968, went AWOL from the U.S. Army .

In 1969, served six months in jail for an illegal weapons conviction. Advocates reparations for African Americans. Co-founded the gangster-ridden Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party (BPP), renowned for intimidating local business people into making "donations" to Panther "charities.

In 1992 the socialist magazine In These Times would praise Rush, who was, by then, a fledgling congressional candidate, as someone who "has continued to support progressive policies and has never disavowed his Panther past."

We need new politicians D&R

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Frank Estey 7 years, 3 months ago on Kathy Bassett: Maybell memories

In my own opinion, these little insights on life in Maybell demonstrate the pride this author has for the community. Sort of makes my feel like I was actually there .

Keep up the good work Kathy.....

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Frank Estey 7 years, 4 months ago on Rosemary Potter: Why I'm a Republican

George Bush aint no Democrat ... and he was El Presidente when 9/11 went down, I was there...

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Frank Estey 7 years, 4 months ago on Water plant fix on the way

Where did this city find an engineering outfit that hade no idea that this river has a high and low level? This seems to be a very basic, simple concept: then the mayor seems to think these same engineering ding bats know more about the plant than the people who actually run the darn thing. Are these engineers aware that it gets cold and snows in Craig in the winter ? I Wonder. Looks like this water plant will produce more headaches for this city in the future.

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