citizensforgrowth

citizensforgrowth 5 years, 6 months ago on Marsha Scullion: Way to express feelings

Another sad commentary on what passes for local medicine. Unless its life threatening I would suggest a trip to Steamboat Springs. They have a good track record and reputation. But dont worry folks,the new building will solve all this .

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citizensforgrowth 5 years, 10 months ago on Ashly Delay: Radio statement uncalled for

People with morals should be offended at being branded homophobic. The folks of Soddom and Gamorah were some of the most accepting ,tolerant and "mannered" if you will toward behavior outside of the accepted norm. If you know your history you would know this is not a step foreward but a huge step back.

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citizensforgrowth 5 years, 10 months ago on How do you view reported spikes in city and county sales tax figures?

we can open up the gulf,the shores off of both coasts and Alaska to pump oil and it wont bring prices down ,at least not enough to make a difference. If OPEC will not pump more oil now to bring prices down you can be assured as soon as we start producing oil in any quantities they will cut their production to keep the price of oil at a level they deem acceptable. oil is traded globally and if and when we decide to "flood" the market with all our oil to bring the price down OPEC will cut production and China and India will swoop in and buy our oil thereby sustaining prices. The real problem is twofold. we have rising demand from developing countries and flat or even falling oil production from major oil producing countries because they are not privately owned. They are government run and in many cases the profits are used to subsidize programs in those countries and not into oil exploration or expanding or improving production. The other major reason for the jump in oil prices is oil speculation. Now that the real estate cash cow has been exhausted,wall street is pouring its money in the only sure thing. Until the next new thing comes along to drive the economy investors and invetment companies are pouring money into the commodities market to make money and also for security in uncertain times. The only way producing our own oil will bring down prices would be to adopt a protectionist policy. In other words dont sell our oil outside of the USA. I dont belive our leaders from either side of the asile will have this kind of backbone.

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citizensforgrowth 6 years, 1 month ago on Rail service possible

Why would locals not have to contribute toward a train they would use?Were you just joking?I think using all the ideas suggested here is a good way to fund rail service.A combination of grants,ski lift pass taxes and maybe an airline ticket surcharge to get some year round funding.Having said all that I have to agree with Silverspoon that a much more viable and sustainable place for rail would be the I70 corridor.Not that I wouldent like to see rail in our valley but we just dont have the population base to support or justify the dollars that project would require.I totally agree with bloggyblogg that we need to be farsighted with our energy policy.Getting off our oil dependency should be our priority.Its been a long time sinse our government made desisions based on what was best for our country,both stategically and economically.

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citizensforgrowth 6 years, 2 months ago on Suzanne Brinks: Addressing some ugly comments

Wine and new potatos...sounds tasty! Of course I sold my mobile home with the LOT. The reason I gave you the CLOSING DATE ON THE SALE is because it is PUBLIC RECORD and you can look it up. There are new mobile homes constructed today that can go for $150,000 and beyond. They are called UBC constructed homes and there is no limit to what they can cost. It all depends on how big and fancy you want to go. Glad to educate you again, native. If you learn nothing else...remember, a crow diet is healthier than subway (but don't tell Jared).

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citizensforgrowth 6 years, 2 months ago on Rec'quiem for a center

Its a good thing that we're building a new hospital because lately every time our local government acts, I get a sharp pain in my stomach and feel the need to visit the porcelin goddess. In their never ending quest to find new and creative ways to part us with our money we see that they have resurrected that old dinosaur the recreation center. What on earth can we possibly build that we don't already have? We already have baseball fields, softball fields, football fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, swimming pools (indoor and out), indoor ice skating rink, shooting ranges, fitness clubs, gymnastics, a bowling alley. You know Dave Pike is right, we don't have anything for our kids to do. I find it interesting that the city uses as an excuse for not plowing Yampa and Victory Way properly that they don't want to compete with private businesses yet all of the sudden they consider putting in a senior center and a teen center that could very well compete against services that the Boys and Girls Club and the American Legion can and could provide.
Mr. Pike attributes drug use by local teens to be directly tied to them not having anything to do. If rec. centers cured drug use we would be building them nation wide faster than we would be building schools (especially the leaking crumbling ones that you see daily throughout the country). At last count, Grand Junction has three (3 for native), and it has not appeared to have made any difference. I can't even begin to count how many things there are to do in Denver, and ever since I can remember, teen drug use is a problem there as well.
I appreciate Mr. Pikes attempt at playing Dr. Phil. But I know that when I was in High School, for problem teens and those using drugs, playing sports or being involved in organized activities was not a priority. Partying, drinking, drug use, and other types of anti social behavior was a priority. Most sports begin in Middle School, and wrestling starts in early elementary school, and that does not appear to have worked. What is the solution, a cradle to grave rec. center!?
Mr. Pike believes that this proposal can pass because this time around the local economy is more healthy. A view that I also share, but his stand is out of step with his own city government and that of the county. They are currently stashing cash for the immenent bust they claim that is on the horizon. If the rec. center is such a pressing need, and will save the lives of hundreds of teens, and give seniors a new lease on life (can you really see these two groups of people under one roof?) maybe we should fund this with all that stashed city and county cash.

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citizensforgrowth 6 years, 2 months ago on What's your view on the elk and deer problem in Moffat County?

sunbeam...maybe living in Teepee's would be better? Then the impact would not be so very harsh on the Elk. You know I look out my living room window and see Elk and Deer coming into the yard all the time. Let nature take it's course and the DOW do something only when necessary.

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citizensforgrowth 6 years, 2 months ago on Suzanne Brinks: Addressing some ugly comments

Hi native!!I sold my mobile home on August 31 for $158000.sorry about your crock but I deal in facts and reality.Enjoy eating your crow! I hear its better with salt.Look foreward to hearing from you soon.

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citizensforgrowth 6 years, 2 months ago on Suzanne Brinks: Addressing some ugly comments

I think the hostpital and school district misled people into thinking they would only "contribute"$40 or $50 a year for their dream projects. They used the now famous average home value of $150,000 to ply their case.We all know that the only property going for that is a mobile home or a hundred year old house w/no square footage. It is true voters need to research what they vote on but more realistic numbers should have been used. grannyrett was right when she said the tax increase was a double whammy of increasing home values and the school and hostpital happening at the same time. But it is the people in those "average"$150000 houses who are whinning and can probably least afford it.I wish we could use an increase in the sales tax to pay for these projects instead of just sticking it to homeowners all the time. Everyone should have to pay for the construction of a building everyone will use. Just singling out homeowners is not the responsible way to do this.

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