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Wisdom from the Web

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On the Vail Daily Web site, you can comment on each story or editorial you read there.Here, we publish excerpts of those comments:Re: A subsidy by any other name …When one goes into debt as Vail proposes to do for the new convention center, it is hard to turn off the annual expenditure if the going gets tough, isn’t it? If the weekend festival doesn’t draw a crowd, easy to not fund it in subsequent years. Starting to see the difference?Re: Conference center sides above $20,000 in fundraisingNot only do we not need the overlarge conference center proposed for Vail, the wavy roof line makes it look like a 1960’s vintage roller coaster at a small amusement park. This doesn’t mesh well with the Alpine (Vail village) / Italian Hill Town (Middle Creek affordable housing development)look we seem to be moving toward. Voters should reject this unsightly, unnecessary, and unaffordable drain on our resources; it will never be a money maker, and its addition to the townscape would be a jarring and constant reminder of our folly!Re: Little effect on residents?… He sounds like a typical politician – taxes won’t hurt, constituents are dumb. Watch and see if C and D don’t win out due to the above-mentioned.Re: Tipsline… Vail is driven by sales taxes. Sales taxes are generated from hotels, restaurants and retail. More people attending conferences in Vail mean increases sales tax revenue. This isn’t hard to figure out. What’s hard to figure out is the oppositions rationale. A rising tide lifts all boats. Vote yes for the conference center.Re: Are you in favor of a smoking ban in Eagle County? Why?Over whemingly the voters of Eagle County feel there should be a ban. Come on Vail, get with the times. NYC, LA, SF, Boulder, Aspen (and the list goes on) all have gone smoke free. If a the Gore Range Brewery is smoke free and PACKED with people. … Listen Vail grow up. Stop make excuses. It will happen sooner or later. Go smoke free.Re: Are you in favor of a smoking ban in Eagle County? Why?OH yes indeed! Keep speaking up!Re: Republicans hit a nadirAMAZING! D.R. actually adopting a critical stance against the Rasputins of the Ruling Class. I guess that old line from Emerson must hold true: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.”Vail, Colorado

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