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Old 03-04-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Lol! I wonder if he's saying "Shhh! The baby's sleeping!", or "Shhh! There's a beer in the picture! Don't tell!"
Guessing the former. He’s a huge craft beer guy. One of his first tweets after having the baby was asking for recommendations on kid friendly breweries.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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Guessing the former. He’s a huge craft beer guy. One of his first tweets after having the baby was asking for recommendations on kid friendly breweries.
Kids in bars? Back in the day, 60+ years ago when I was wee lad, I sat on many a bar stool next to my father. Some dads would send their youngsters down to the corner stube to fill a large mason jar with draft beer for fifty cents or a buck. Those were the days. No brewpubs; never heard of IPA, just walkable cities and a bar on every other corner where you could get a ham sandwich and a beer.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Kids in bars? Back in the day, 60+ years ago when I was wee lad, I sat on many a bar stool next to my father. Some dads would send their youngsters down to the corner stube to fill a large mason jar with draft beer for fifty cents or a buck. Those were the days. No brewpubs; never heard of IPA, just walkable cities and a bar on every other corner where you could get a ham sandwich and a beer.
Not really that different. The beer is just more interesting now.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:28 AM
 
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Kids in bars? Back in the day, 60+ years ago when I was wee lad, I sat on many a bar stool next to my father. Some dads would send their youngsters down to the corner stube to fill a large mason jar with draft beer for fifty cents or a buck. Those were the days. No brewpubs; never heard of IPA, just walkable cities and a bar on every other corner where you could get a ham sandwich and a beer.
And I bet the day you turned 18 you didn't go hog wild with alcohol and kill yourself.

To expand on your story, in Holland minors are allowed in liquor stores, bars, etc. (accompanied by parents of course). That means as they were growing up, kids saw those places as no different than shoe stores or convenience stores. In turn, that means when kids turn legal age there, they walk right on by those places just like they have their entire lives.

But here? With all our hang-ups? With those places being so taboo, they grow up with an ever growing mystique in their mind about those places. They wonder what it tastes like. They wonder what drinking is all about. By the time they turn 18, some of those kids are so wound up about it they binge drink and die.

Why do Americans think the best way to raise kids is to shield them from adulthood? As we are seeing, so many are growing up unprepared for it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Riley Co
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I'm sure your right! Just saying look at the size of Breckenridge and the 1/4 block of Cuchura. There is a big difference. Cuchura doesn't even have a grocery store but a pot shop first. I'll be there in another week so I'll see if I like it. By the way I am voting for medical pot on our ballet. My reasons are not what you all think. I am thinking of the other businesses.
But they have no rights!
Please report back, your opinion might help us decide where to retire . . . . Manhattan, home of KS State University offers:

The BIGGEST Fake Holiday is almost here and we are celebrating Fake Patty's 11th Anniversary this year! Once a year, the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, Aggieville goes GREEN! The students and the Little Apple® community head to The 'Ville for a full day of fun, friends, live music and fond memories!

Aggieville, which nowadays has < a handful of non-bars/restaurants will be enclosed in chain link fence for the Holiday. Revelers will start drinking ~ 0800; followed by vomiting/urinating/defecating in the yards of the surrounding residential area. My barber closes for the day, no parking available, & will come in early Sunday morning to hose off the green vomit on the entrance to his shop.

Alumni bring their kids & grandkids to Aggieville on KSU football weekends; not for Fake Patty's Day; when the kids come to do their thing.

My wife took Amtrak to Trinidad & stayed in a B&B during the "off season" before any pot shops. Her major complaint was the # of dining places closed.

We were joking the other day re: would KS or OK be the 50th state to legalize . . . relax Oklahomans, & watch this video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IVNkUr8t4k
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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We were joking the other day re: would KS or OK be the 50th state to legalize . . . relax Oklahomans, & watch this video
I think Utah.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Lol! I wonder if he's saying "Shhh! The baby's sleeping!", or "Shhh! There's a beer in the picture! Don't tell!"

I took it as “The baby is missing, don’t tell my wife.”
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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"Trinidad is thriving! (Denver, Pueblo, Breckenridge: for sale, 2015, casinos)"

It's thriving alright, it's thriving in bums. Sorry, I gas up and eat in Raton now. The only good view of Trinidad is the one in my car's rearview mirror.
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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It is so sad. Came very close to buying a beautiful lot (35 acre) on the Santa Fe Trail Subdivision which is on the Raton Pass. Loved the view and the people on the Trail were great. Been visiting Trinidad for 15 years now and watching it go down with the bums iin the last few years. I love the new signs they're caring. Need food for my dog. Why do they have dogs and are homeless at the same time? Love the sign from a pregnant woman asking for money for her unborn child. We saw her at two locations.

I'm told how much money Trinidad has made since they opened for pot. I wish they use some of that money to house all the homeless. Plus, some of the businesses we always enjoyed turned into pot shots. We always stay in a hotel on the Pass up by Walmart and even though it said no smoking in the room you could smell the pot.

I still love the lot that we came close to just buying with cash on the pass but what do we do for a town when we want something more than the land we live on. I right now have a cattle ranch 30 miles from the closest town with no shops or restaurants so, our thinking was still having the peace and quiet on the Santa Fe Trail subdivision but when we drove to town there would be more than a pot shops. Do you guys realize that there is 11 pot shops in a town of under 7000! Why couldn't you put restrictions on and just have maybe 3?
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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It is so sad. Came very close to buying a beautiful lot (35 acre) on the Santa Fe Trail Subdivision which is on the Raton Pass. Loved the view and the people on the Trail were great. Been visiting Trinidad for 15 years now and watching it go down with the bums iin the last few years. I love the new signs they're caring. Need food for my dog. Why do they have dogs and are homeless at the same time? Love the sign from a pregnant woman asking for money for her unborn child. We saw her at two locations.

I'm told how much money Trinidad has made since they opened for pot. I wish they use some of that money to house all the homeless. Plus, some of the businesses we always enjoyed turned into pot shots. We always stay in a hotel on the Pass up by Walmart and even though it said no smoking in the room you could smell the pot.

I still love the lot that we came close to just buying with cash on the pass but what do we do for a town when we want something more than the land we live on. I right now have a cattle ranch 30 miles from the closest town with no shops or restaurants so, our thinking was still having the peace and quiet on the Santa Fe Trail subdivision but when we drove to town there would be more than a pot shops. Do you guys realize that there is 11 pot shops in a town of under 7000! Why couldn't you put restrictions on and just have maybe 3?
Why? What if I hated chocolate? Should I then call for restrictions for no more than 3 chocolate shops allowed?

Why are you so sensitive to pot shops?

Is is unfortunate you don't realize the problem with transients is temporary. Once it is legal everywhere, there will be no more bums in Colorado as there are anywhere else. Granted, that is still years away, but I really truly believe your hyper-sensitivity to it is not normal.

Remember, Trinidad pot shops are supplying northern New Mexico too. That won't be the case once prohibition ends. At that time the number of shops will adjust to what the area will support. For all we know, that number might settle in at 3. But for now it is prohibition that is causing your pot-related turmoil, not the plant itself.

On the other hand, maybe sensitivity is normal for an Okie. I am from Oklahoma too, so I can use that term. Lived there for 50 years. 5 years ago I could not wait to move to Colorado to experience freedom for the first time in my life. So we both apparently have (polar opposite) sensitivities to the subject.
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