Troutguy 5 years, 2 months ago on Ann Coulter makes priorities clear at event in Steamboat

One would think that if Coulter and the rest of the GOteaParty's only goal this November is to beat Obama, they at least would put forth a few candidates that appeal to more than just a narrow section of voters. Is this really the best and brightest candidates the GOteaParty can put forward for Americans to vote for?


Troutguy 5 years, 2 months ago on Routt County commissioners to finalize chip-and-seal policy

How much more per mile does the 3/8" cost vs. 3/4"?

According to a survey done by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the most common size for a single course chip seal is 3/8". Survey respondents also stated that for double-course seals, 1/2" is used for the initial application, followed by a second application that uses aggregate 1/2 that size. Most DOT agaencies use a nominal size that ranges from 3/8" - 1/2". As the aggregate size increases, the surface texture becomes coarser, which results in increase road noise and ride roughness. Also, the potential for windshield damage due to dislodged and projected pieces of aggregate increases as the size of the aggregate increases.

The Montana DOT Maintenance chip and seal manual states that characteristics of a "good aggregate" are : --maximum particle size is 3/8" maximum --overall gradiation - one size, unifomly graded.

It seems to me that using 3/8" aggregate is pretty standard in the industry for a variety of reasons.

If you really want to know more than you ever thought you needed to know about chip sealing, check out this link........Chapter 5 explains how the size of aggregate is decided.


Troutguy 5 years, 3 months ago on Quicksilver’s plans for Camilletti well tabled

Here's a little proof for ya Fred..........and it's no fallacy. These things happened.

The dirty little secret about natural gas. While it may burn clean, getting to it and safely getting it out of the ground and to market is another story.

It's only "total ignorance" if you ignore the facts..........


Troutguy 5 years, 3 months ago on Ken Collins: Heads in the sand

Since 1990, there have been more than 5600 incidents of leaking pipelines in the US. Most recently an Exxon Mobile pipeline running across Montana burst, sending 42,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River. And this happened just weeks after a company inspection and federal review found nothing wrong. Gotta love that Govt. oversight and industry "self-regulation". Attached is some interesting reading on the subject.........


Troutguy 5 years, 4 months ago on Our View: County better served by new house district

No worries. If we could just get Newt Gingrich in the White House, he could send US Marshals to arrest those activist judges that signed off on this. The funny thing is the Republican Party brought this to the courts in the first place. The original map they were disputing in the courts was more favorable towards them. Oops.


Troutguy 5 years, 4 months ago on Steamboat micro-grant program gives businesses major boosts

Good thing that wasn't the thinking 150 years ago. We would have no railroads, the interstate highway system, etc. And the kicker is the sainted Ronald Reagan was the father of the public-private partnership of this era. Go figure. Reagan was a Socialist. Who would have thought...

Here's a little reading for you:


Troutguy 5 years, 4 months ago on Longtime Steamboat restaurant Old West Steak House closed

Would have been nice if Marty knew he was getting kicked out before he put in a $15,000 computer system last month. Sad thing is back rent would have been paid by January 1, after the 2 week Christmas rush. Good luck, Riggio's. Last one out of the Old West Building, turn off the lights.......


Troutguy 5 years, 5 months ago on Mass-casualty drill Friday at Steamboat Ski Area

Once again, you're avoiding the subject. Why do you support big Govt. telling private industry how to run it's business? Mark this day. See supports Socialism as long as it supports rigid ideology. As you say, Govt. is a political animal and power hungry. And you want to feed the beast. Classic!

Too bad your buddy Mr. Burzynski's antineoplastons treatment (his cancer treatment) has been panned by the FDA, stating there is no convincing evidence from randomized controlled trials in the scientific literature that antieoplastons are useful treatments for cancer. The FDA has not approved these products for any disease. The American Cancer Society has stated there is no evidence that these products have any beneficial effects in cancer treatments and have recommended that people do not buy these products. A 2004 medical review described this treatment as "disproven therapy". Independent scientists have been unable to reproduce the positive results reported in Burzynski's studies.

So far, you've come to the defense of 2 cancer treatments. One that has been proven to be DEADLY, and the other has been proven to offer no benefits.

But, hey, as long as Dr. See says these treatments are effective and safe, who are we to say. See has done more rigorous testing than the FDA and knows more on this subject than the American Cancer Society, That's the funny thing. Facts don't back up your claims, but you still plug away. You get an A for effort. But an F for lack of facts to back up your rants. Keep trying though.


Troutguy 5 years, 5 months ago on Mass-casualty drill Friday at Steamboat Ski Area

How on earth did I spin the facts that came out of the FDA decision? How are repeating facts that came from the FDA decision a fairy tale?

And I care very much about the health of women in America today. Especially since my sister-in-law was just diagnosed with breast cancer 3 weeks ago and had a lumpectomy 2 days ago.

Your point here is very obious. You are so blinded by your hatred of President Obama, you are willing to go against everything you spout off about on these forums and call for direct Govt. intervention in regards to private corporations.
Do you really want the big, bad Govt. to mandate that these private companies provide a $100,000 a year drug treatment that has been proven to be not only unefffective in fighting breast cancer, but has been PROVEN to be deadly to the patients who take it? If we follow your lead, private industry will be fazed out pretty fast. Once that you start calling for Govt. intrusion into private industry practices (in this case insurance companies) Socialism is sure to follow. Didn't the Koch brothers teach you anything?

Who's really concerned about the health of women in America today?