John Weibel

John Weibel 1 week, 2 days ago on Snow near Summit Lake northwest of Steamboat Springs is more than 15 feet deep

If it is high density, then there is lots of water, not that that is an answer. In addition I'm sure you were asking for hypothetical reasons as that would have been good to report based upon 2011.

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John Weibel 1 week, 4 days ago on Rob Douglas: The true cost of generational theft

Sam,

I have never heard of fiscal gap and generational accounting being proposed to replace what has been used for years. So while it may not be news to you, it is to me.

It is unfortunate that the echo chamber we live in allows us to tune out messages that may differ from what we wish/believe/think is how the world should be. We live in a very complex and dynamic world that is rapidly changing and what used to fund the US economy probably needs to change. As robotics, enterprise resource management and other technological tools continue to replace humans (they are about to test print a 2000 square foot home) the current paradigm of funding the government needs to change.

Just as you are a "true believer" to bring an alternative power source to the valley, solar, one that I disagree with in its current form as the greenhouse gasses and toxins that its production process gives off, Rob and others are "true believers" that the system needs massive overhauls.

The Name Calling of "Tea Party" bloggers might demean the message that others are trying to put forth. When I campaigned for Ron Paul in Boulder, most individuals doing so were from the far left and hated to change their party affiliations to Republican in order to try and bring forth change. However, they believed in his message and if one actually did any research they might come to the conclusion that many of the ideas espoused are not without merit.

Anyway, maybe you should try and seek out alternative messages to those that you believe are "true" and open your mind. From my perspective, Rob's column was "new" and news.

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John Weibel 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Dr. Russ Fasolino: Expulsion is unethical

Even if guilty, a more suitable punishment would be suspension and an agreement that the school can randomly search her car, locker self (as it is a first offense). Send a message, that it is not to be tolerated.

Get information as to any others doing similar with worse drugs as part of the deal.

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John Weibel 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Our View: Commissioners are locavores, too

Well here you guys go, here is a rule that our beloved government has enacted which forbids independent testing for mad cow disease. To make sure that the corporate dominated packing industry does not face a competitive advantage that the small packers could gain the federal courts have ruled that the USDA can fore bid an independent processor from testing their beef for Mad Cow Dis-Easeā€¦ http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_14421.cfm

I guess maybe some rules that the government or independent bodies that write rules for the government, might just be designed to protect the status quo. Maybe some times in life, we need to take a long hard look at things and actually think about what the rule is designed to do and determine wether it has a place or not.

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John Weibel 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Bridging the poverty gap: Poverty simulation showcases struggle of families in need

Steve, While I may not agree with the current leaderships positions, the current president is not driving people from the work force, technological advances are.

Unfortunately the system was set up at a time when technology did not really displace workers, it simply created an environment in which people progressed. Today with driverless cars, robotic manufacturing the entire system needs reworked. Unfortunately, that is about as likely to happen as monkeys flying out my butt.

The system seems to be set up to consolidate wealth into the hands of a few, the money changers in the temples, aka the bankers, corporate executives receiving large pay packages, essentially on the back of the pension system, that the government has fostered/backed or however, you wish to call it.

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John Weibel 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Our View: Commissioners are locavores, too

It is unfortunate that their is a complete failure to actually look into the issue. The government is "right" and you will comply with our rules, even if most others would not have interpreted them in the way this county has.

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John Weibel 3 weeks, 1 day ago on New plan could simplify the Routt County permit process for those seeking to grow and sell food locally

By the way Scott, if we are engineering for the mudslide in WA, then I guess we should all live in a bubble so that we are all safe and no one gets hurt from anything. The odds of someone getting run over by an animal on a farm are far greater, than fire, building collapse, etc..

The issue of food safety is of paramount importance and irrigating with ditch water raises more concern than a firewall in a barn in my book. Given that ones product can be tested every time it is delivered for pathogens, as I did to provide some quality assurance, seems far more important than the trivial issue of actually measuring every beam and ensuring that they would hold Snow, Wind and Seismic loads of the valley. Simply looking at the structure for Rot, broken beams, etc. should give one reasonable assurance that the structure is safe to maintain its current use, though because an addition was added to "prepare the product for sale or storage/then we must ensure that it will continue to stand the test of time" wasting resources as now it has two uses commercial and ag.. Yet commerce does not occur here as people do not bring products to be sold nor do people come to buy them.

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John Weibel 3 weeks, 1 day ago on New plan could simplify the Routt County permit process for those seeking to grow and sell food locally

Well.. and engineered structures collapse Scott. Nothing is fool proof, yet trying to reasonably work with existing structures makes far more sense, then making it so difficult it makes more sense to tear down history of the valley to make something new at less cost.

Come out and take a level to the barn, having a county official actually walk through the structure might make sense. Yet, now that I am designing a firewall, for the expansion I was going to make when funds became available in the future (about now), I will not need to provide engineering for an ag structure that will remain an ag one.

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