John Weibel

John Weibel 3 days ago on Coloradans ponder Amendment 69's ColoradoCare

Nancy, you provided no answer to my question of getting to the root causes of health care issues. Many Dis-eases are inflammatory conditions brought about by dietary problems.

If they are dietary problems will nutrient dense foods be paid for under the act? The example above was strictly a nutritional deficiency in ones diet creating a "health condition". The system is member owned, however, those patients will not be rewarded for eating a healthy diet or living a healthy stress free lifestyle. Colorado Care might, but the actual individual who chooses to pay more for nutrient dense foods, which are part of the root cause of our health care issues, does not reap a reward for trying to stay in good health.

The measure, simply works at treating the symptoms of problems and fails to get at the root cause of these problems. Doing a quick search of inflammatory conditions cause disease will provide one a glimpse as to what real health care reform should look like. It should start with the building blocks with which we put into our bodies.

Our gut microbiology has also been shown to have a large impact on health...

so if we are ingesting lots of chemical residue still on our food that kills our gut bacteria, it probably has an impact upon our health.

The proposed plan simply is a system aimed at treating symptoms of larger problems. By eliminating grain subsidies at the federal level, levying a tax on the chemicals used in food production causing problems at the state level, seemingly would have a larger positive impact in reducing health care costs.

Though, the system needs to be greased and simply treating conditions of generates more revenue, creating more taxes and a more economically vibrant system than trying to get at the root causes of our problems and address those. Doing so, just might reduce environmental issues the government subsidies creating a system to produce food "cheaply" failing to see the larger problems caused by simply managing for the variable of cheap food.

That cheap food is causing dead zones in our oceans, killing our gut bacteria as most of our wheat is harvested right after roundup is applied to kill the plant and stop growth, leaving large amounts of residue on the plant/food. That is then ingested and causes harm to us. So please actually think about the whole and quit managing for one variable, health insurance costs and failing to look at the whole of why the system has issues.


John Weibel 5 days, 7 hours ago on Coloradans ponder Amendment 69's ColoradoCare

Nancy, so an acquaintance saw a dermatologist for months had five prescriptions for drugs to treat it. Isuggested he had an omega three nutrient deficiency, suggest flax seed oil supplements. He followed my advice and his condition cleared within weeks and gave thanks.

So how does this new system provide an incentive for individuals to eat well and exercise? Without treating the root cause of our problems you are doing a disservice to all. Unfortunately we have been conditioned to look for a silver bullet in curing us and fail to look for the root cause and address that.

How does this proposal work to dig up the roots of our problems. It probably doesn't.


John Weibel 1 week, 3 days ago on Routt County commissioners ask for draft resolution equating greenhouses with ag barns

I may be mistaken, but I think that sales tax is waived on new construction in lieu of permit fees. Also in rural routt county we follow state sales rules, which give ag purchases a waiver from paying sales tax. So if one follows a logical path, not sure that government officials can, then there should be no permit fees assessed on ag structures as other counties operate, they still have them consult with the bldg dept but just waive all fees, which as fees are based on costs, the department might be inclined to make things more expensive to have higher fees.

I guess that one positive take from the trans pacific partnership is that it might neuter over zealous application of the building codes, opening up the counties to legal liabilities from such actions. Though I do not think locals can go to the kangaroo courts they use.


John Weibel 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Real estate transactions for for May 26 to June 2, 2016

Probably more so that they had access to capital, saw an opportunity when everyone else was selling and bought... now that everyone is buying and the market is stronger again, it is time to sell into that strength.


John Weibel 3 weeks, 1 day ago on U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Working to combat Zika virus

Nope, the corporations rule and why let a good crisis go to waste. There were 25,000 cases of microencephalophy(sp?) in the us a year according to a report I skimmed last night, after seeing a huff post article trying to downplay the argentine doctors who think that it also correlates to larvacide in water supplies. In reality it probably is a combination of factors as Zika has been around for a while I believe.

Another figure head willing to slap his name on a crisis to push some agenda like Monger locally, both probably have no clue as to all the facts of the bs they are putting their names behind


John Weibel 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Dennis Brust: Government control of health care


I have found lower prices that I had to pay an additional out of pocket deductible for... so no insurance carriers do not always find the lowest rate.

some primary care doctors were dropping insurance payment options all together and requiring consumers to have a catastrophic plan, plus pay an annual payment to them for all services. Reducing the amount of overhead they had in their operations to comply with all the paperwork required for insurance.

Why is it that we fail to reward those who eat well, exercise and do not participate in activities that are more apt to injure one causing more health care costs. There are cardiologists that will not move out of the south because of the the high rates of service needed, to a healthier state. Gee, it seems to me that there ought to be a mechanism so that people are rewarded for eating nutrient dense foods (not laced with pesticides that will most likely cause one harm), exercise and the like if you are talking about reducing costs.

For that matter figuring out how to get the local hospital to charge less for services one can easily drive to Denver and pay significantly less for, as I have analyzed the costs of going to denver for a cat scan.


John Weibel 1 month ago on Doug Monger: Trade deal crucial to economy

By the way how is the tpp, going to allow cool labeling? Fact is it won't because foreign corps will say that local reg costs us money and you can't require it.

maybe the tpp will help out Monsanto and its attempt to corner food production through its acquisition of seed companies. It really will do nothing for the producer and yet for the most part ranchers try to fight for nature and lose the expense battle. Maybe as opposed to thinking about how international trade is going to allow ag to succeed you ought to think of how the local government makes it hard.

I have a hard time believing there are so many that think you are a good choice to represent them. Oh well, try to sell them on international trade deals you think you know what they will do as opposed to reading the document and allowing the grey matter to ruminate on all the potential consequences good and bad prior to endorsing a piece of legislation that may usurp any local oversight.


John Weibel 1 month ago on Doug Monger: Trade deal crucial to economy

Commissioner Monger, your letter states you want to allow ag producers to thrive in international markets and yet you and your local government officials make it difficult to thrive locally.

How can you support a trade document without knowing all it contains. That's right you just listen to the enlightened ones to tell you what it does contain. Personally I want a representative who does not support legislation and try to "sell" it to the people without first reading the document they are supporting. Maybe as opposed to blowing your top when someone questions a government officials thought process you ought to listen. From personal experience, and others, your department heads just might not know all the rules they are trying to enforce. In my case processing of a beverage was considered a food and so the classification of use was vastly different and the rules that one would need to comply with.

Maybe you ought to read what you support and listen to constituents and their insurance agencies when they question how the local official interprets something as opposed to simply backing them up because that's what we do.

In this case don't sell the people a bill of goods that it is going to help local ranchers when in reality it will probably be the commodity brokers that win.


John Weibel 1 month ago on Doug Monger: Trade deal crucial to economy

Scott, have you read all of any trade deals or are you just so enlightened as to how they are structured you don't need to.

Commissioner Monger steps out on a limb to support more beuracratic bs that really is for the companies and not the people.

If commissioner Monger is actually representing the local government then he might actually oppose the trade agreement as opposed to blindly parroting what the enlightened ones tell him. He might see that as other trade deals have done, it allows foreign companies to sue local governments because local rules cost them money.

Go read up commissioner Monger on why most trade deals really are only good for the 1%.

There's plenty more out there to open your mind if you actually allow an open mind to let others voices be heard.