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Thank you for the link Dan, I found the links in the article very educational also. It is too bad that anyone who questions Global Warming/Human Induced climate change is labeled a whacko.
It is also too bad that the echo chamber we live in where one can find all they want to reinforce theirs views is out there and that the indoctrinated believers of climate change fail to review all the sources which draw into question what is actually going on. They really should open their minds and review information which contradicts that which they have been spoon fed.
"A big concern of the building community is that a privatized plan inspection process might result in arbitrary decisions with no recourse."
Seems that already is the case, when there is no definition of what is an agricultural activity or "industrial". Classifying the "processing" of ones own agricultural product for sale as an industrial process seems just that without any recourse. Cutting, drying and baling hay could be construed as something other than agricultural if one took this view point to agricultural or industrial activities.
Requiring large costs for the engineering of a 80(?) year old barn to prove that it can withstand the snow, wind and seismic loads of the valley (seems self evident to me). In addition, that barn then would need to be pulled up to code, adding frost protection to the foundation putting it at risk while being worked on, and then the waste of resources for insulating it as it is unheated.
Many other issues, some being that the county officials could not consider altering the codes for a small farmer, yet they have done so for the building community to allow two living spaces in those live work buildings without all the written rules being followed. Yet us lowly farmers can not get an exception around rules that have little point in the eyes of even my insurance carrier.
So I see little difference in any lack of recourse from a locally operated building department and a "privatized" one.
Almost as good as the daily show here today.
So you just need one commercial jet to fly out in the morning and back in the evening to service the locals and have extra seats for others. Forget the puddle jumpers, go after a large jet and work with the airlines to minimize their labor costs to staff the airport.
It would work like train service in Europe to smaller towns with generally one arrival and departure time.
The beauty of to fracking process is that much of the water injected into the wells, returns to the surface with much of the "proprietary" fluid. That fluid has to be disposed of and in many areas of the west, it is simply sprayed into the air "evaporating" and simply causing a downwind pollution problem. However, as an individual I know stated of the process, the EPA allows such activities so he would have no liability from harming another's private property rights by those chemicals returning to the earth downwind, as I suggested. They essentially use snow guns to "evaporate the fluid" and dispose of any "waste" product they produce. Too bad much of the information on the chemicals used by these companies is "proprietary" so few know what to test for to see if others pollution is being dumped on them. Colorado seems to have better knowledge of what these chemicals are, though I would guess not entirely.
I doubt that the city only sees a potential revenue stream from utilizing safebuilt. I would guess that the $1,000,000 in software fees are part of the problem. What happens if the economy takes another hit this year because of this that or the other and permit fees tank again?
If one simply extrapolated out what is happening today economically, you might believe that good times are back or just around the corner. However, the economy is being goosed by the printing of money, go look up M1 and M2 numbers, without the feds intervention, we would probably be into a period of significant deflation and that is not a fun economic environment to be in.
The city is trying to be fiscally prudent as it can be as its revenues are more driven by sales taxes, which are much more variable than the counties primary tax base - real-estate.
The point to not pushing for taxing carbon first and foremost was that government programs which are moving the system in a direction which creates more CO2 in the atmosphere ought to be halted first and foremost. They also have a myriad of other unintended consequences, as the solar array that produces fried or baked chicken like products as a side effect.
Simply trying to work with nature, will help to sequester a lot of carbon. You can also then go out and capture all the cow pies that are generated if feeding in the winter and put those into a anaerobic digester and create methane based heat/electricity and move in a positive direction as opposed to the system we seem to have today, that has lead to health, environmental and fiscal issues.
By the way Scott, Carbs = sugar ... too much = diabetes. No problem with that in the states.
Back to the quote, "It is easier to fool someone, than it is to convince them they have been fooled". Mark Twain
You sir seem to not be able to actually get outside the box that has your world framed in. Once you find the ability to get out of the box, step outside the room that had the box in it. You will come to find many of the "Truths" that we have been beaten into our brains are not correct.
Peace and out.
by the way, yes only a partial world sample, but the US saw more record lows in 2013 than record highs.
Actually people in the US eat too many carbohydrates.
In addition the computer models are failing to accurately predict the rise in temperature.
You really are the expert on the all and we all should bow down to you and now Obama who knows better than the rest of us minions and so he should simply circumvent the process and sign executive order after executive order to save us from ourselves.
People in the US eat very little fat, sunshine. We are inundated with the message that fat causes to get fat. That is exactly what the NPR article was about, that contrary to what common sense would tell you, people who consume dairy fat as opposed to skim milk, generally are not as fat as those who do.
You realize that the process of homogenization forces the fat and sugar particles rendering them very similar and when your body seeks out fat it actually incorporates that sugar.
Why do people take all those fish oil tablets to make them healthy? Those are omega 3 FAT-TY acids. It is the sugar, from carbohydrates, that is making people fat.
As far as computer models failing, those models forecast that the northwest passageway would be open last summer, guess what it wasn't and the ice cover increased last year. Just under the 30 year average, but back to close to the average and given that it SNOWED IN CAIRO this winter, not something that happens very often, the GREAT LAKES HAVE ALMOST FROZEN over, more signs point to the fact, that an external factor is providing less energy for those greenhouse gasses to trap.
Maybe just maybe, there is fraud happening with the actual recording/utilization of DATA, fraud or corruption has never occurred in the past with any governmental body, now has it. Guess that is why in Athens, TN (I think) armed WWII GI veteran's stormed the election offices where the current officials were trying to steal the election. Good thing today we have put in computers to ensure that votes are counted properly, as no one can tamper with them.
Though I forgot, there is no possibility of any research ever being wrong. Though my neighbors friend told me, give him a lab and a million and he would prove whatever you wanted.
here soon, we will probably have controlled fusion as that appears to be near a major breakthrough or oil from Algae or something else.
Here is a link on saturated fat and how recent studies show link to heart dis-ease.
Yes the internet is filled with bad information, but from what I have read, researched and people that have changed their diets from what is preached to a diet that is moving back to what our ancestors ate (saturated fat from diary, eggs, etc.) is healthier.
Max Plank nobel prize winning physicist - "Change happens one tombstone at a time." - it is hard to train a dog to learn a new trick, or change their views they have been bombarded with for how long.
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