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The underpinnings of a free market are a free currency. Today we do not have that. We also have a corporatism system, in which the government provides tax credits for people to borrow money on their home, a then tax credits for one to invest in the stock market, and a pension system that is guaranteed by the federal government that our new commerce secretary has utilized through the bankruptcy courts to shed bankrupt business', which then because of tariffs levied on steel imports was able to sell, the business, at tremendous profits. Got to love the crony corporatism system we have today as it is not a capitalistic system. If it were capitalistic, I would not be forced to pay into a milk marketing system that I do not support.
So many things wrong with the current system and yet the left thinks that it is capitalism, not really what ails it, the banking system and the corporations that have grown up around it, the rules and regulations that are imposed upon all making it ever harder for small business' to succeed as our system is based upon employment taxes, which those with enough money avoid by supplanting labor with technology.
Positioning a road grader in north routt, that does not need to return to central dispatch daily, if it does, which is most likely as the past two days driving to town I have followed two.
That saves a lot of diesel, could be parked at n routt fire house and service roads up there without returning daily. That is thinking outside the box to provide better service to customers, taxpayers. Not just that we plow from 3-noon on snow days and 6-3 on days it doesn't snow. Heck a north routt snow mobile fanatic might like a split shift where they can play mid day and still get the roads plowed in a better fashion for the county.
Debbie, the reason I mention that is in neighboring moffatt county, they leave the fuel inefficient plows near the route that is being plowed. With a simple GPS in the vehicle the county would know when they were driven and empowering the plow driver, who lives near the route to plow early and late at somewhat their convenience. This would probably provide better service, using less fuel and a schedule that works better for the driver.
In Moffatt county, the road grader was positioned in an area that someone living in that area plowed the streets for. Maybe, the county could try positioning a road grader in Clark and an individual living near is responsible for plowing that region. plowing once early and once late, if needed. That would save on machine wear and tear, fuel and probably facilitate better snow removal as the road grader does not spend so much time driving to and from the "yard".
I see the road graders driving back down elk river road to steamboat, not plowing. how much time is spent driving the grader too and from dispatch that could be used maintaining roads. It would also save the driver time that they commute back and forth.
Steve, you point out; The column is barely rational. One Sturm sentence acknowledges a grave issue, "the Russian influence in our democracy is an intolerable threat."
Is it not equally intolerable for thugs in the US to hire people to incite violence at another's rally to discredit them and their supporters?
Is it not intolerable for our government to be providing support for Saudi Arabia's bombing of Yemen - refueling thing planes in mid flight essentially committing war crimes.
Is it not intolerable that Emails and evidence reveal that Ghadafi's topple wwe related to the petro-dollar or something like that as opposed to the "public story" that Clinton shared?
Is it not intolerable that a leaked speech, showed Clinton pointing out how she has both a public and private stance. The private one's probably would be classified.
not defending Trump in any way, but many, as NPR had a story on, refuse to listen to thought forms that discredit those they support or ones coming from individuals with whom the disagree on other points as they must be wrong on all counts.
Lock have you looked at how France eats versus the us? Maybe our health/sick care considered outcomes versus costs relate more to the crap we ingest.
If your going to fix this problem you best raze the structure and begin with a new foundation. That foundation being what we put in our bodies. Roundup has been found in mothers milk, setting up the disruption of gut bacteria in the youngest of this countries citizens.
It does have to do with the baseline of future classes. If there were more local births in 2009 than 2012 given similar population fluctuations, then the 2017 k class will be smaller.
the point being, that government might be better with some virtual feedback, in every department. Government should see us as their customers and encourage feedback, and if a virtual forum, then the bad ideas will be called out, by the general public. plowing three times a day is a bad idea, but hitting arteries a couple times in a day would be nice, which probably happens.
I am not complaining at all about the road crews. The main comment was on clearing roads on days after we have had nice weather for a while, which is not now.
by the way their schedule is set and so a third schedule for those days slush develops might be nice. That is the point as it is easier when warm as opposed to cold to remove.
Read Jim's last statement. "CDOT, commercial, and even city plow crews work the problem based on weather. County crews work a "shift" and nobody has really challenged this method as being flawed. It is."
That is the problem, and to not listen and work a shift as the county does, indicates that at the tail wags the dog and the county works when they want and to heck with actually planning as other agencies do for snow.
To never strive to do a better job or ponder that things could be done differently to improve is the problem. We do a good job and to heck with insights from others. I am not complaining about once a day plowing, just that many times it could be timed better especially when I see them plow early and then when the snow is ripe to be plowed, when it is warm and has defrosted a little, it is not done. Constantly thinking of how to improve process' would make government work better.
In today's age affording some mechanism to converse with those in and out of government on what we see done right and wrong, would make the process better. To require utilizing a telephone to put forth input for the process, not allowing discourse to happen discussing a topic and thoughts developing organically - misses the ability of where technology is on how to achieve that.
Shoot the planning department stated to me, after requesting changes happen, well we put it up on our website. Gee, if it was a topic I requested to be reviewed, there ought to be way to ensure that I am told it is being reviewed without me having to go look for it. As opposed to having too much time and writing on here. I have too little time and do not have time to seek out what is happening within the county weekly. The paper affords one to know what is going on and when a topic pops up that I have some thoughts (when I think I know what is going on on topic) I post them.
Creating a virtual democracy would be better, than an insular one, which we have. The fact that I am supposed to call a number to voice my opinion, does not show the county, me or others the level of concern with a topic they are discussing. Most times the county does a great job and there are no complaints.
But the county does not view its constituents as its clients, which we are, paying their wages and pensions, they ought to at least listen as maybe, some good points are made that might improve service and safety for all.
We are just supposed to sit back and assume that everything is done perfectly. I am not complaining, just voicing an opinion on how better results could be brought forth.
Terin this is an example of how a virtual government would be helpful. The county does a good job, but there are instances where it could do better. Plowing the main stems on a weather related schedule is one instance and later in the day on warm ones is another example. Feedback loops, as this could serve as, are very helpful, if they are used.
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