John Weibel

John Weibel 1 week, 3 days ago on Panel discusses Colowyo in Steamboat Springs

When the building department is funded directly by the expense that people have to spend, then they are not going to try and make things less expensive. Generally the builders do not care either as the more expensive a project is, the more money they will make. So generally, those that deal with the regulators the most care less about the extra expenses added by the building department, where the individual with skin in the game and tries to comprehend why something needs done and shows where that should not be required is simply ignored.

You want sustainability, then the building department needs funded in some other way than permit fees. Likewise the planning department should not be requiring people to obtain a permit for doing something on their property if it has no impacts upon others, excluding visual.

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John Weibel 1 week, 3 days ago on Panel discusses Colowyo in Steamboat Springs

Do you not get that peak usage matches the peak production for solar panels. The utilities are happy with that as it allows them to not need to put in natural gas plants which are designed to cycle up quickly and be able to balance the system. Where as coal plants do not have that ability.

Gee and you agree that Solar is coming down in price and maybe so it is not what is making rates higher. A distributed power generation system is less subject to interruption. Yes the power lines from here to there are a utility cost and the utility should be compensated for anyone connected to the grid.

The grid is very old and needs updated and when that happens net metering should be put in place so that people can determine when to buy and sell power. Electric vehicles tied into the grid when not being used could help to smooth out power demand and supply discrepancies. However, without actually having a real debate and simply stating that renewable energy is the cause of high energy prices is a farce.

If you do not acknowledge the coal byproducts and associate a cost of them, then your true cost of production is born by society at large and in some cases, individuals carry more costs of that fallout from power production than others. Those tracking, waste water disposal sites that spray the waste water into the air, which then is returned to the earth downwind, gives those neighbors the joy of all the tracking chemicals that needed to be disposed of and that cheap energy is VERY EXPENSIVE to those burdened by that waste water disposal technique.

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John Weibel 1 week, 5 days ago on Panel discusses Colowyo in Steamboat Springs

Selective fact checkin at its finest. We live in the age of google, when I can find out information to fit my viewpoints.

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John Weibel 1 week, 5 days ago on Panel discusses Colowyo in Steamboat Springs

If one is looking at the picture of one wind turbine then yes it is hard. Though if you think about the fact that from Texas to ND, there is always wind blowing somewhere, then a wind base load could be developed.

Wind Turbines short lifecycle probably has more relation to the fact that wind farms are replaced to upgrade to larger turbines often.

So in reality, your opinion is simply that your opinion, Mark. Wind can be a decent base load, just as Solar has its place. The sun produces its largest capacity for panels when the demand is the highest.

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John Weibel 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Our view: Growing the tax base for all

Gee commissioner Monger, kind of sucks when a government body and their lackeys don't listen to you. I guess throwing out taking one to court because you believe they mis-interpreted rules is something one does when it has a negative impact on you or your entity.

Kind of gets you hot and bothered doesn't it. Met another individual forced to waste resources for their construction project recently and after he provided documentation from the trainer of building inspectors, he was told it didn't matter as it was political. Too bad that a departments funding is based upon the sales tax expenses generated from building something. So extra money spent equals extra revenue. That individual states he suggested that putting in the sprinkler system was akin to burning $50k.

Robin Hood did not rob from the rich to give to the poor, he took unjust taxes on the poor and returned them.

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John Weibel 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Paleo eating garners mainstream appeal, Steamboat dietitians still have doubts

"Lamb pointed out that human ancestors were living different lifestyles than people today, lived for far shorter amounts of time and even their teeth were different."

Yep they were not primarily sedentary lifestyles, Studies have shown that one of the largest impacts upon increased lifespans was proximity to health care. Those broken bones many times were fatal. On our ancestors teeth, Dr. Weston A Price, saw the differences of indigenous peoples teeth in National Geographic magazine, from those in the western world and traveled the world to find out why bone structures were different and he concluded it was diet, mainly processed, nutrient depleted foods because of a myriad of reasons.

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John Weibel 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Our view: Growing the tax base for all

Can't think of the rational behind the city staff marching forward so fast an furiously on this. I guess they have a one track mind and their governmental body is right and the others must be wrong. Never before has any individual in government made a mistake that had ill effects on others.

I really find it too bad that the reporting on the issue is so biased, the city staff is so stuck in the mud and their way of thinking that they can not listen to dissenting council members that seem to have the most sound solution to the problem. Oh well I guess that if you can raid other peoples money to get the job done that is the new american way. Too bad that the URA will probably kill any potential collaboration on the police station. I guess that when you have your own governmental fiefdom to rule, you do not want any challenges to your own authority and if you do then you must put them in their place.

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John Weibel 1 month ago on Community Ag Alliance: A unique opportunity for mountain irrigators

Nope, just was asked today if I got a grant for the geo system I installed or the solar system I hope to install and I stated that as a libertarian leaning individual to take money from the government goes against my core beliefs and I no longer do so. I did once in the past and have since decided that it is no better than many other uses of OPM that I disagree with.

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