John Weibel

John Weibel 3 weeks ago on Bob and Sarah Woodmansee: Climate change and the economy

Bob, it really is easy to see good management versus poor when looking over a fence. Caught a photo of the evaporation of snowmelt on the front range a decade ago where the tilled land simply was losing moisture to the atmosphere and the grassland was not.

Go talk with Abe Collins of carbon farmers of America on the topsoil development he has attained using grazing and subsoil tillage. A former perspective employee improved his land classification using those practices in three years.

Ending ag subsidies is the most important possible change for the world.

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John Weibel 3 weeks ago on Records suggest Steamboat's sporting good stores not absorbing some business lost with Sports Authority

tis overbuilt, bubble time again - though as those who thought bonds were safe and making better returns have now seen increasing rates eat their "safe" retirement vehicle so move to the high returns of stocks until... housing gets hit as rising rates no longer afford over consumption - via refinancing and buying gets more costly as higher rates mean less disposable income - unless prices come down.

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John Weibel 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Bob and Sarah Woodmansee: Climate change and the economy

The one way to actually quickly draw down carbon and feed the world is to do away with grain subsidies which concentrate wealth into the hands of a few. A larger problem than climate change is the depletion of our topsoil by modern agricultural practices. Simply enacting draconian measures to do away with grain subsidies would go a long way too sequestering a lot of Carbon, feeding the world, creating local jobs and a myriad of other positive benefits - not to mention the dead zones in our oceans.

The consequences of a world without topsoil is one that is like Mars, devoid of life. Cant find the article talking about how there are about 69 harvests left if we continue down the current course.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/treating-soil-like-dirt-fatal-mistake-human-life

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John Weibel 1 month ago on Paul Wellman: Single-payer system is way to go

Same debate and the same failure to understand that the root causes of our worse health care outcomes need addressed first and foremost. Fix our food system and most problems will sort themselves out also. Too bad in Trumps slashing of the budget he is not looking at ag subsidies.

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John Weibel 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hope Cook: Health care's future very complicated

The constitutional debate is great but the fundamental problem with the healthcare system is the food system. That is the root cause of most problems and without addressing it cost will continue to spiral out of control.

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John Weibel 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Devil's Grave latest South Routt ranch parcel to be conserved

By the way, I do not care if they are rich. I only care that as in the story of Robin Hood where a corrupt government took from some and gave to others, is what is happening. It is not right, set it up in a way that it is a interest free government loan that can help out many over a longer period of time as opposed to a transfer of wealth, from the many to the few.

Foreign aid generally takes money from the middle class in wealthy countries and gives it to the wealthy in poor countries.

As an interest free loan set up to help agriculture in a way that preserves the land for future generations, the owners are allowed to grow their business and if successful it returns for them to borrow again or another. That way as in Mr. Wedels comments the taxation of the broader public is not simply going to serve one ranching family... it comes back to help again and again, as long as the rancher is following a long term profitable business model.

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John Weibel 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Devil's Grave latest South Routt ranch parcel to be conserved

You seem to suggest that look at them, they are not rich. They are land rich and able to increase land holdings because of the PDR program.

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