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Mark H. gave as an example, an apparent occurrence in his past, possibly when he was about 22 years old and about 25+ years ago. According to Mark, he had a brain fart and got out of his vehicle to confront the driver of a logging truck. In retrospect, Mark states he wishes he had not done that. My take away from this is Mark is encouraging others to learn from his mistake. I am sure none of us have ever done something rash and in hind sight not so smart. As we reflected on the incident we regretted that it happened and thought about what we could have done differently. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
I would tend to agree that it may be probable that as a rule business don't add new workers for TC events. However the added hours for hotel staff, the added shifts for hospitality workers may certainly add up. They create added income for those workers, many I would guess not living the "high life". It would be interesting if it were possible to see how many job equivalents those extra add hours create. I am guessing some of that added income finds it way back into the local economy.
Interesting times in this "world class resort", at least based on recent articles in the local rag.
"DA says deadly force justified in officer involved shooting near Dinosaur
City council members want more information from police investigation released
Police chief tenders resignation
Officer Kristin Bantle 'recommended for termination'
Road rage incident results in felony arrest
City of Steamboat Springs releases police investigation community summary
Assistant district attorney leaves office
Steamboat deputy police chief announces retirement 3 days after police chief resigns"
Add this incident to all that is currently stirring a controversy in our tony little burgh and you might finally have the foundation for the film you have been talking about making.
Why any one would like Matt C comment telling Jerry to shut up is beyond me. You all are free to chime in and tell us what it is that Jerry said to set you off. Or you can hide and like Matt C comment. Should we tell Matt or any one else that posts to "shut up". Wow, that is grown up
Good stuff Mark. What I find interesting is that for the most part ( I try not to say never and always)those of us who would be considered deniers have not spoken out against alternatives to carbon based energy sources. We have indicated we are in favor of those alternatives. We have spoken out against the fervor of those that want to dump carbon based energy for alternatives regardless of the cost. Regardless of the reason, one of those who posts has said that currently it is too expensive for him to install solar energy. One of those who posts and is favor of alternative energy burns wood to heat his home. Not that green from my perspective. One of the so called deniers ( and probably considered right wing) has investigated solar energy and just might install it, if the cost is right, no pun intended. Higher energy costs will impact the middle and less then middle class. Higher energy costs will impact the retirees on fixed income as, with the blessing of the FED zero interest rate policy, they basically have no income. Alternative energy sources will become the norm when the cost makes sense and there is a profit to be made. Who knows, those evil oil companies may be working on that already. Those of you who wish to, are free to bludgeon we so called deniers, but you cannot accuse us of being against alternative sources of energy.
Oh those darn retirees. Especially those that, because they have the time, volunteer for so many of the wonderful organizations that help folks and this community. And I agree with Pat W. If a hanger on is a dingleberry, ish.
Great first line. Thanks for the chuckle.
Jerry, as Scott has so eloquently stated it would cost too much. The best part of all this discussion, debate, argument, witty repartee, link war, bludgeoning or whatever we want to call it is that there is a good possibility that most of us participating in this thread won't be around to see how this actually plays out. Hopefully there is a place in the afterlife where we can get together and give props to the winners and raspberries to the losers.
So you don't think enough is being done regards alternative energy sources. Apparently they are not going as full out as you would prefer. That is the problem with our we want it all and we want it now society. Attributed to Winston Churchill. You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. I would even hazard a guess some of those hated righties are working on sources of alternative energy. I mean come on, if there is a profit to be had don't you think it will get done. I will remind you that the middle class and less then middle class continue to struggle economically and higher energy costs to satisfy those who want alternative energy regardless of cost would most likely do more harm then good. I believe I read on another thread that Scott W. had investigated installing solar panels but, and sorry Scott if I am misrepresenting what yousaid and if so please correct me, my recollection was the current combination of regulations and costs was a major impediment.
I live out here in yahupitsville and have to use propane. You don't think I would prefer an affordable alternative. I could install a wood burning, log or pellets, stove but I am not all that convinced that solution would be best for the environment although it might be better for my pocketbook. If we need alternative sources of energy they will be found. That's why we no longer burn whale oil.
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