mark hartless

mark hartless 5 hours, 16 minutes ago on Bill Wallace: Efficient design pays off

You jackwagons always traqnslate "don't be a dictator" into "let's not have any rules and let everybody die..."

What a load of crap.

How do the LEEDS standards in the town of Steamboat Springs Colorado, USA apply to a South Korean Ferry boat sinking, Bill?

How do LEEDS standards in Northwest Colorado apply to buildings in Bangladesh???

What a total load of CRAP.


mark hartless 9 hours, 39 minutes ago on Omar M. Campbell: Changing America

You never did answer my question from the other thread either, Ken...

How do you reconcile your desire for more government control and more beaurecrats making arbitrary decisions, with your complaints about school officials making arbitrary decisions??


mark hartless 9 hours, 47 minutes ago on Omar M. Campbell: Changing America

The Bush years were worse than the 1800's ?? Even with slavery, no electricity, no telephones, no heart surgery, no air conditioning, etc???

Sometimes I think back to when I called you an idiot and I regret lumping all the other mere run-of-the-mill idiots in with you, Ken.


mark hartless 1 day, 11 hours ago on Bill Wallace: Efficient design pays off

I totallt agree with Scott. Are we to ask government to mandate every "good idea"? And what is "good " about any concept must always be weighed against alternatives and economics, rather than in a simple, unrealistic vacuum of saying "this is good, therefore it should be law".


mark hartless 2 days, 8 hours ago on Bill Wallace: Efficient design pays off

And if we'd drill some freakin oil and gas wells then energy costs would be more stable or even reduced, thereby making LEEDS even LESS necessary...


mark hartless 2 days, 9 hours ago on Bill Wallace: Efficient design pays off

Why not let individuals decide what they need, instead of making everything either mandatory or forbidden? Jeez, you busy-bodies need to go away and leave people alone for a while.

Energy efficient buildings are well worth their costs- to a certain point. But that's IF one has the money. Mercedes Benz is well worth the cost too, but some people struggle to afford a Subaru. They should not be impoverished or put out in the cold because they can not afford another man's vision of perfection.

Some are struggling just to keep the least expensive roof possible over their family's heads. The extra rent or house payment of a decked-out LEEDS home would put them out in the cold and THAT would be less comfortable than a less than perfect home.

When rents or house payments climb then dental visits, college savings, preventative medicine, family vacations and other important things are reduced. This is the LAW of economics. All THESE things factor into life as well!

It is unfortunate that so many who apparently have financial resources fail to consider the many who struggle.

Another consideration is why, exactly, do we insist on incorporating such longevity into structures which might be replaced in a decade or two with shopping malls, schools or police stations long before their LEEDS stuff has time to pay reasonable returns?

Additionally, one could argue that, given the exponential improvements being made in building design and materials, there might actually be a case for purposely NOT putting such longevity and such rigorous design into each and every structure. We may find even MORE efficient materials right around the corner but be "stuck" with an expensive and outdated building that we can't get rid of... kind of like the government which mandated it.


mark hartless 3 days, 8 hours ago on Lynn Abbott: 1 dollar, 1 vote?

Government acted on Good Friday to permanently delay the Keystone Pipeline.

Day or 2 earlier a billionaire democrat pledged to donate several hundred million if the pipeline was not built.

Government acts for the $$$, Pat. It has little to do with the R or D after the senator's name.


mark hartless 4 days, 19 hours ago on Ben Beall: Where are GenXers, millennials?

I guess if the Constitution can be a "living doccument" meant to be changed and disregarded, then so can the drivel known as UGB.

Restrictions on property development , such as UGB, Affordable Housing, Conservation Easements, etc all have similar effect - causes prices to rise.

As a Routt County peoperty owner I personally hope people like Mr. Beall are successful in their aspirations to pinch development. However, despite his claim to the contrary, restriction is certainly not in the best interest of the community as a whole.


mark hartless 6 days, 9 hours ago on Omar M. Campbell: Changing America

Take General Electric, for example. They made $14 Billion and paid NO taxes!!

Ain't it grand to be "hooked up" with gubbamint??

Have you read about how many billions Caterpillar is holding in Swiss banks because they don't want to invest in this awesome recovery???