John Weibel

John Weibel 10 hours, 41 minutes ago on Megan Walker: Clearing the air

Harvey one of those harmful man made things are.

Fertilizer resulting in many dead zones. Completely disrupting the natural cycle. End the subsidies for those and the world is a better place.


John Weibel 1 week, 4 days ago on Report outlines benefits of coal industry in region


I think most understand the positive economic impacts of coal. Though what Dan stated is correct it is a temporary positive as it is a limited resource and it is an extractive economic activity. While there is some addition of value to it, in the long term something else needs to be done to replace it... hopefully whatever replaces it is a creative economic force. That being taking raw materials and leaving the whole better off when all is said and done.


John Weibel 1 week, 6 days ago on Steamboat's newest naturopathic doctor mixes conventional, alternative medicine

I guess it is hard for some to change their beliefs, or to convince them they have been fooled than it is to initially fool them as Mark Twain used to say.

Unfortunately, most times in life we want to treat the symptoms of a problem as opposed to address the root cause of the problem. Treating the symptoms is far more profitable rather than addressing the underlying cause.

I think that is the goal of naturopathy and maybe a reason people are looking to it for answers as opposed to the quick fix that was the magic elixir of pharmaceuticals.


John Weibel 2 weeks ago on Our View: Roll up your sleeves, please

Yep, selective usage of the facts to sensationalize a news story, Scott. It might simply be the chicken pox vaccine that skews the data. As chicken pox are mainly an inconvenience, versus a real safety concern and there may be an increased risk of shingles later in life from getting a weakened dis-ease versus the full strength one naturally.

The one size fits all approach to government is not beneficial as we are all unique as is every situation.


John Weibel 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Ken Collins: On Keystone pipeline

Oil cold be the ultimate renewable energy source. It utilizes the current distribution system, current infrastructure etc.. It has been manufactured before and could be again today, utilizing renewable energy sources.

Use wind power to separate the Hydrogen from the Oxygen with wind power, then use solar concentrators to heat and pressurize the hydrogen with carbon (from coal initially, but then switch to harvested from the cars that burn it). There was an excellent paper written on the subject about 5-10 years ago. However, cheap energy leads to freedom and TPTB may not want that as they want control over every aspect of our lives.

You will cut back on the energy & fertilizers used plus end up reversing dead zones killed via ag runoff. To the naysayers that say we can't feed the world this way and need GMO's, I suggest you go look at India's latest output numbers on their organic farms, which employ more people and leave the world a better place than the current system.

You want to clean up the environment George, then get rid of ag subsidies first as that will have the quickest and greatest effect on doing so. Me, I will do my small little part and try not to infringe upon others rights to do as they wish as long as they are not peeing on me or my air and water.


John Weibel 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Ken Collins: On Keystone pipeline

Warren Buffet's rail holdings will take a hit if the oil is no longer delivered via rail. Follow the money, in reality.

How many jobs, not a whole heck of a lot, some might be lost due to needing fewer trains to deliver the oil. Though, it really has little to do with jobs, it has to do with corporate interests trying to ensure they protect their interests.


John Weibel 1 month ago on 'Modest accumulations at best' with weekend storm

If you enjoy what you do, then the best day of working beats out a bad day of skiing.

Nice to be here and sometimes get both, and good dishes of both, in the same day though.


John Weibel 1 month, 1 week ago on Our View: Downtown Steamboat’s moment is here

So the two issues with projecting property values to rise in Downtown... Interest rates are at historic lows and the ability to spur economic growth via monetary policy via lower rates is disappearing. If rates go negative then who knows what the value of an asset is worth as deflation is here if they begin to climb, then the carrying costs of real estate becomes higher and so the value one can pay has to come down. Second is the base area and the prospects that commercial will return if the wheels stay on the economy. If there is redevelopment then supply goes up and the vacancies downtown will increase, without some change.


John Weibel 1 month, 1 week ago on Airline board recommends boosting Houston summer flight to daily schedule

Don't bother people with the details of why the flights were delayed or cancelled. Details just muddy the water on how the carrier is failing in their job.

By the way, wouldn't that direct flight with a layover in Denver, where people do not need to deplane work almost as well if you are trying to add jet capacity into the airport to solve the puddle jumper maintenance problems? In addition, given that the recent oil boom is coming to an end, maybe adding capacity there is just going to cost the community money.

Though those details of people raising red flags, can't be bothered with as views contradicting ones own seemingly are not wanted in most cases. But it is easy to discard views that may not align with ones aspirations for more revenue, when playing with other people's money.