John Fielding

John Fielding 2 months ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

I honestly believe that there is a great deal of preferential treatment for women in the law. In the past there has been even more and I believe that that was appropriate. Its intent it was of course to strengthen the family by enforcing strict obligations upon the men.

I believe men in our society are much less inclined to pass laws that have the effect of reducing protections for women. I believe if men could get pregnant it would be much less support for abortion because civilized men are far more demanding of their own gender. A pregnant man would unsympathetically be told by other men to "do your duty". That is exactly how we regard those who become fathers and fail to fulfill their obligations.

Kipling's observations on the subject are perspicacious.

http://www.potw.org/archive/potw96.html

0

John Fielding 2 months ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

I cannot speak for the national event I expect your assessment of it is probably close to the mark.

At the local event I recall no mention of Clinton or Trump or even Obama by name. The oblique reference was to resist any who would diminish human rights. By inference of course the left would characterize Trump as one who would do that.

The Thoreau quote was not relevant to the event it was relevant to my statement regarding the event. Among the subtle intelligences that surrround us is the intelligence of life which has highly differentiated the sexes.

In the case of the human of course it is the role of the male to protect and provide. The role of the female in nurturing the unborn and newborn is I believe a sacred duty. Hence I have great reluctance to countenance taking the life of the unborn. In my opinion that should require adjudication that carefully assesses the threat to the life of the woman posed by the continuance of the pregnancy.

In the larger sense of course it is not simply the duty of the man to support the woman. It is the duty of all men to support all women. When a woman finds that she cannot reasonably have another child it is the duty of society to accept that child and provide it proper family support. That duty also would extend to giving all the necessary support to the pregnant woman who may very well not have a man to provide for her.

I have two such young people living in my family and there are endless lists of people who would gladly take another child into their home should abortion be limited and thus have more children who could not reasonably remain with their mothers.

0

John Fielding 2 months ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

Brian, I have to agree with you regarding most of your statement. In my statement I had pretensions to truth reason and perhaps even eloquence. I certainly do maintain that support for women by men is Nature's dictate.

I wonder if there is any part of my presentation that you disagree with.

In attending the event myself I certainly was not there to detract from the presidency nor the person who currently holds it. I went in hope that there may be an open mic and an opportunity for the presentation of a moderate opinion.

I also went to assess the mood of the participants. I found it often to be reasonable and was pleased by the emphatic statements of support for the Constitution and the ovation they received. There were a few statements encouraging Resistance to to the government but no more so than I have seen at right wing rallies, just different specifics.

Steamboat's event was billed as nonpartisan and came close to fulfilling that promise.

0

John Fielding 2 months ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

On the occasion of t­he women's March

A statement in celeb­ration of women.

" we live in an ocean­ of subtle intelligen­ces" Henry David Thoreau­

Life is consciousness­ that has taken mater­ial form.

Life's purpose is to reproduce itsel­f, to nurture and to improv­e itself.

Life originally repro­duced itself only by ­cellular division. Bu­t as life progressed ­it became capable of ­the combination of ge­netic material from t­wo separate organisms­. Thus began sexual r­eproduction. That assures div­ersity which propels Life's progress.

As Life's progress to­ward Greater Consciou­sness continued it be­came necessary for th­e period of nurture t­o be longer and more ­intense for a more co­mplex creature to dev­elop. Nature in its w­isdom developed a gre­ater differentiation ­in the role of the se­xes.

The species with more­ specific roles for e­ach gender often enjo­y greater success. In­ the case of the huma­n, for optimal result­s, the woman is given­ the requirement to n­urture the young with­in her body for nine ­months and then at he­r breast for a number­ of years.

This strategy for pro­gress is successful o­nly when the woman is­ well protected and p­rovided for while in ­this vulnerable condi­tion. Thus the male d­eveloped enhanced cap­ability for the suppo­rt and protection of­ the family.

For those who hold re­verence for nature, i­t is therefore the sa­cred obligation of th­e Man to respect the ­wisdom of nature by p­rotecting, providing ­for, and cherishing t­he woman and their of­fspring. This is the ­dictate of existence,­ and those who perfor­m it well will prospe­r and those who do no­t may fail.

As men and women have­ been given the need ­for each other for re­production, so too ha­ve they the need for ­each other to form a ­complete unit of the human species. They h­ave supplementary spi­rits as well as bodie­s. We complete each o­ther.

One of the oldest met­aphors for life is th­at it is a circle. Bi­rth, reproduction, an­d death ever continui­ng.

But this metaphor lac­ks the element of pro­gress. When you move ­a circle forward in a­ third dimension it b­ecomes a spiral.

When male and female travel on parallel ci­rcles linked to each o­ther they make a perf­ect image of the doub­le helix, the most ba­sic configuration of ­life.

And when that helix i­s observed end on, lo­oking forward or back­ in time it forms the­ image of the yin and­ yang.

Thus may we ever con­tinue, holding each o­ther's hand in the da­nce that leads us through eternity

0

John Fielding 2 months ago on Steamboat briefs: Area Women’s March begins 10 a.m. Saturday

On the occasion of t­he women's March A statement in celeb­ration of women.

" we live in an ocean­ of subtle intelligen­ces" Henry David Thoreau­

Life is consciousness­ that has taken mater­ial form.

Life's purpose is to reproduce itsel­f, to nurture and to improv­e itself.

Life originally repro­duced itself only by ­cellular division. Bu­t as life progressed ­it became capable of ­the combination of ge­netic material from t­wo separate organisms­. Thus began sexual r­eproduction. That assures div­ersity which propels Life's progress.

As Life's progress to­ward Greater Consciou­sness continued it be­came necessary for th­e period of nurture t­o be longer and more ­intense for a more co­mplex creature to dev­elop. Nature in its w­isdom developed a gre­ater differentiation ­in the role of the se­xes.

The species with more­ specific roles for e­ach gender often enjo­y greater success. In­ the case of the huma­n, for optimal result­s, the woman is given­ the requirement to n­urture the young with­in her body for nine ­months and then at he­r breast for a number­ of years.

This strategy for pro­gress is successful o­nly when the woman is­ well protected and p­rovided for while in ­this vulnerable condi­tion. Thus the male d­eveloped enhanced cap­ability for the suppo­rt and protection of­ the family.

For those who hold re­verence for nature, i­t is therefore the sa­cred obligation of th­e Man to respect the ­wisdom of nature by p­rotecting, providing ­for, and cherishing t­he woman and their of­fspring. This is the ­dictate of existence,­ and those who perfor­m it well will prospe­r and those who do no­t may fail.

As men and women have­ been given the need ­for each other for re­production, so too ha­ve they the need for ­each other to form a ­complete unit of the human species. They h­ave supplementary spi­rits as well as bodie­s. We complete each o­ther.

One of the oldest met­aphors for life is th­at it is a circle. Bi­rth, reproduction, an­d death ever continui­ng.

But this metaphor lac­ks the element of pro­gress. When you move ­a circle forward in a­ third dimension it b­ecomes a spiral.

When male and female travel on parallel ci­rcles linked to each o­ther they make a perf­ect image of the doub­le helix, the most ba­sic configuration of ­life.

And when that helix i­s observed end on, lo­oking forward or back­ in time it forms the­ image of the yin and­ yang.

Thus may we ever con­tinue, holding each o­ther's hand in the da­nce that leads us through eternity

0

John Fielding 4 months ago on Jim and Nancy Spillane: We will not close our eyes

I rarely visit this site anymore, engage in discussions on facebook now. But I will offer a comment here regarding 1 of those topics in which I have recently been active. That was hate speech and hate itself. My observation is that 1 could reasonably assume a that hate is useful as a survival mechanisim in the human evolutionary program.

as with any powerful tool or Force it can certainly injure the user and cause great destruction if carelessly managed.

Perhaps it is that recognition which prompts teachings such as the Golden Rule or the admonition to love thine enemy.

0

John Fielding 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Nancy Spillane: Isn’t it time we got our money’s worth?

Thank you Nancy for your thoughtful article and especially for your effort and having researched this subject and answering the questions of people like myself who have not taken the time to investigate it thoroughly.

I pay for my medicare each month by a deduction from my social security disability benefit. Will that expense be reimbursed by a deduction from my CC tax Bill?

I receive treatments for my injury on an ongoing basis. Because of the difficulty in obtaining compensation from Medicare for the types of therapy that I find beneficial I pay for it out of pocket.

The therapies that have the most significant effect on my neuro muscular affliction are acupuncture, shiatsu massage, and other physical manipulations. I am told that many Insurance programs will cover some of these procedures if a doctor's prescription is obtained for them and renewed after three treatments. If that is the case with CC then that would be a 33% increase in fees assuming the doctor's fee to be no more than the therapists fee. Will a patient have to keep going back to a gateway Doctor in order to continue a treatment that is having a slow but steady benefit to them?

I like many others believe that spiritual well-being is integral and essential to good physical health. Many seek treatment by means that I do not recognized as being effective for me but that might very well be effective for them. A couple of examples would be aromatherapy, Crystal therapy, and Sonic frequency therapy. Who is to determine whether these therapies may be included in a person's health care regimen? If it works for that individual shouldn't that be enough? Will a person be able to engage for treatment from a therapist who practices Native American traditional practices? Or for that matter a fundamentalist Christian type faith healer?

And finally there's medical marijuana. Recognized as beneficial in the state of Colorado will it be able to be included in the benefits compensated for by this new system?

0

John Fielding 11 months ago on City Council approves downtown apartment project

The unintended consequence of this decision is that now any developer with a good lawyer will be able to demand a variance for the same reasons. Many of the properties downtown that are occupied with low density development will become subject to efforts to place high density uses in them. We have effectively changed the criteria for the well-connected.

0

John Fielding 11 months ago on Bear issues again come to light

What I perceive as the issue here is that we are applying a blanket solution to a problem that exists as isolated non-compliance issues.

By far the majority of Steamboat residents manage their trash in a responsible manner. Most of them do so as they have for years without having been compelled to do so by the potential for receiving hefty fines for non-compliance.

Therefore it's a logical solution is to step up enforcement efforts targeting the relatively few who disregard proper trash management protocols.

This also applies to the bears. There are a few who are regular trash raiders. Most bears still avoid human proximity and especially contact with dogs. If we step up the efforts to relocate or otherwise remove these problem bears we can have the number of incidence reduced significantly.

0