mark hartless

mark hartless 3 minutes ago on 1 dead in rollover on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig

The white tails back east would reliably stop and even back away from the road if you had the presence of mind to lay on the horn. For some reason mule deer don't respond nearly as well. Rhys is right, keep the vehicle in the road at all costs.


mark hartless 15 hours, 16 minutes ago on Colorado sheriffs oppose housing Guantanamo Bay detainees in state prisons

It has, in fact been working out badly since the first American colony almost starved to death because it insisted on the socialist model. Had it not reversed its foolishness and went to a direct ownership model, America would have failed before it began. Just as all socialist experiments have...

Ken, I can tell you have indeed studied Hayek, Friedman, et al. I think you mean "discord and division" rather than "discourse and division", other than that you are completely correct... Well said.


mark hartless 19 hours, 58 minutes ago on Colorado sheriffs oppose housing Guantanamo Bay detainees in state prisons

The facts are that Col. Nicolson never received any Japaneese government benefits. The bridge he helped build was to carry supplies to his country's enemies, not to him. His engineering expertise helped fortify that Japaneese bridge to withstand the impending demolishion from his own countrymen and allies in the war against the brutal Empire of Japan. When he protected the bridge by calling attention to the detonation cords exposed in the riverbed, he was doing a disservice to his countrymen who had done the hard work, who had taken the risk, who had set the charges in the dead of night.

Nothing Col. Nicolson did aided him directly, except his stubborn pride. Nor did it benefit the course of his nation and allies. It benefited Japan. Yet he did these things at the expense of his fellow countrymen and his nation.

Like myself, you may never have taken one thin dime from government, Chris. But when you vote to empower a government to remove property from one of your fellow countrymen... The one that did the hard work in the dead of night... The one that took the risk... You are doing wrong and you might as well be taking that property for yourself. It does not matter one little bit that the confiscated property may go to someone in need. It was not yours to steal, not yours to redistribute. Nor was it the governments which you wrongly aided.

Socialism is NOT compatible with Capitalism. They are on different sides and seek different ends. Their results throughout history are demonstrably polar opposites. One is the enemy of the other. If you want to help Socialism that's certainly your prerogative. But do not attempt to cloak yourself and others in the uniform of capitalism while aiding its mortal enemy. And do not attempt to clothe those who defend capitalism in your filthy rags!


mark hartless 23 hours, 5 minutes ago on Colorado sheriffs oppose housing Guantanamo Bay detainees in state prisons

In the movie, Col. Nicholson leads his British soldiers as prisoners of war. They build a bridge for their Japaneese captors. At some point, Col. Nicholson allows his ambition and pride in completing a well built bridge to obscure the fact that he is building it for the enemy. My question for you, Chris, was going to be: At what point in the story do you believe Col. Nicholson crossed the line from prisoner doing as told, to aiding the enemy? many say it was when he pointed out the det-cord to the Japaneese commander. others say it was long before that, as he provided more support and engineering expertise than he had to.

When do you think he crossed the line, Chris?


mark hartless 23 hours, 26 minutes ago on Planning commission approves conceptual plan for 180-unit condo complex near Walgreens

Michael, you are mistaken.

Limiting parking reduces storm water runoff, conserves space for tree and other landscape planting, reduces snow plowing requirements, reserves space for additional units, and keeps costs down for potential buyers. No development anywhere would rise to two spaces per bedroom. Thats way overkill which benefits nobody.

Parking is THE major restrictor of development as far as how many units a developer can get onto the land. If this development had to have 2 spaces per bedroom, the number of units would more likely be down under 120, making the projects costs prohibitive and thus making it never happen and thus making housing in Steamboat even more expensive. 1.5 per unit gets a little thin if three bedroom units are numerous. Otherwise, Scott is correct. In the municipality I developed they used to require two spaces per unit and found that to be unnecessary. They reduced it to one space and that seems to get a bit thin at times. 1.5 is ideal in my experience.


mark hartless 1 day, 23 hours ago on Planning commission approves conceptual plan for 180-unit condo complex near Walgreens

Silly ... Nobody is forced out when the caveman is employed building 180 new dwellings. One might be for himself and 179 others for upwardly mobile service workers. Then the other incoming service workers take the cave dwellings vacated by those moving into the new condos. Either way, adding 180 new dwellings is a net positive for everybody form the caveman all the way up to the developer, and even the municipality that benefits from a broader tax base.