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Gordon Gekko, Skico, and cover-up at Times

Dear Editor:

So ACRA wants another study to stall the AACP. How shocking and clever.

Should our community, in true ACRA form, subscribe to Wall Street/Gordon Gekko’s “Greed is good?” Should we aim to resemble El Jebel or Vail’s community planning?

The Times has removed the community debate/comments section from the website. I agree with Andrew Kole’s recent suggestions for a solution to this problem: Switch the commenting to the Aspen Daily News’ website.

Is transparency an important democratic aspect of a healthy community to foster an open, lively debate? Can we and should we be more civil in this ongoing discussion? I believe self-policing by our own citizens is the answer instead of leaving the solution to the corporate media conglomerate which purchased The Aspen Times in 2005.

In regards to Earl Jones rebuttal to my letter, just for the record, I did not bring up billionaire James and Paula Crown’s Skico. But, since he mentioned it, and to be true to our pot-stirring hippie history, COBRA, and situationist art theory, what’s the back-story on the latest Skico overreach?

Earl said I’m funny; but a big ROFL shout-out goes out to Skico for their most recent comedy. (Note Skico partners with American Express, Audi, Bud Light, Coke, Helly Hansen, Sentient Jet and Sprint.)

Did a union petition circulate around Skico with over a hundred signatures? Did Skico, in typical entertaining fashion, retaliate against the employees/organizers (not me)?

Lefe Solomon, NLRB General Counsel, issued a statement on May 2 concerning NLRB charge 27-CA-21890-001 filed on April 28, charging yet more violations of federal labor law by the Aspen Skiing Co.

If nothing else, Skico is great theater; but why is this valley’s biggest employer news in an op-ed and on http://www.nlrb.gov and not in The Aspen Times?

Lee Mulcahy


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