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"... Think about this...your driving along, minding your own business...obeying ALL of the traffic laws...when "Officer Dolittle" spots a tail light out on your car...whips his police car around and pulls you over. "
Just one problem with that scenario... "a tail light out" is NOT "obeying all of the traffic laws".
So, if all this represents a hardship, which seems to be the theme of the article, then why don't these parents do what's best for their kids and move closer to the desired education and child care providers?
If the kids and/ or parents are doing just fine living out in the sticks and commuting several hrs/ day then where is the hardship?
Either way, it seems to be either a hardship of their own making, or lamentations of undesired consequences of decisions freely taken.
Lying about one's address to gain services from outside one's district is just a fine and dandy example to set for one's kids, though...
Factual information is, by definition, COMPLETE information, which as M. Bird points out is apparently lacking.
Electric cars are probably a step in the right direction for SOME applications. But ignoring that fact that they burn coal and require batteries that present environmental issues is also a way of presenting incomplete information.
Eric, do you have car keys?
"These two goals are not mutually exclusive. We can take the steps necessary to protect this bird and do so in a manner that will not hurt our economy."
Protecting this bird may not represent a significant expense or impact to the macro-economic picture of Routt County as a whole, nor regionally.
However, a person who's entire life savings is invested in a small plot of land which becomes directly impacted by the master plan's habitat guidelines may be greatly effected. They might consider such plan as a "taking". Depending on how it is worded, enforced and how they are compensated, they might have a strong legal argument.
If a species is given latitude solely for it's protection, and if specifically impacted land-owners are compensated justly, the action has moral standing. However, if a species is simply being used as a last ditch effort to block activity which some find objectionable, and if impacted property owners are not being justly compensated for shouldering the burden of society's endeavor, then that action does NOT have moral standing.
It's a baby-sitting service, too, Andy, and you can't do that just 2 days/ week.
Congratulations to Greg.
He represents Steamboat Springs very well.
You have earned all your success, Greg.
My wife and I have watched you with joy.
My mom from VA called a few days ago to make sure we knew that a Steamboat guy was kickin it on Jeopardy.
Go get "em!!
Here is a serious question. Not meant as an attack, just to prompt thought.
Is it really that you "can't tell [us] know-it-alls anything"?? Or could it be that, at least SOME of the time, your beliefs don't stand up under the weight of scrutiny?
One more: If I "know nothing of [your] faith", who's fault is that? Are you not secure enough in your beliefs to espouse and defend them? Or is the mere fear of criticism from some jackwagon like me enough to silence it? What value is that kind of faith?
And by the way, this forum started off about education and the counselors who are supposed to help kids learn.
Do we want kids to learn HOW to think, or do we want to turn out kids who go out into the world having been told WHAT to think?
I believe modern society wants to tell everyone WHAT to think. That it wants blind loyalty and conformation, and that it has disdain for those who rock that boat.
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