mark hartless

mark hartless 29 minutes ago on Book Review: 'Secret Six' for those fascinated with the Revolutionary War

Hussien was a bad dude; no two ways about it. But he cracked heads and kept order. More importantly, he served as a counterweight to Iran, which, free of his press, is now set to go nuclear.

Disrupting that regime(Iraq) has been an utter disaster for the entire region, and with the now inevitable advent of nuclear Persians, shockwaves will soon impact the entire globe.

History will unequivocaly show what sensible people can already see: that going into Iraq was one of the stupidest military moves in the history of this nation, if not in the history of man.

The world is filled with tyrants and would-be dictators. It falls neither within the scope of America's duty, responsibility, nor within our military or financial ability, to liberate oppressed men whom history has cruely placed under tyrants' jack boots.

Thanks in no small part to "finger-in-the-wind" pollitical leadership(past and present), America is fast becomming a bankrupt bull in the world's china shop.

We are wearing out our little remaining welcome pushing the world around, and squandering resources we don't even have in the process.

The inevetable (and I believe soon comming) mushroom cloud over Manhattan or Los Angeles (hopefully DC instead) will, no doubt, quickly clear things up for those who don't yet understand the nature of the world in which we are living or the ramifications for the opportunities we have squandered...


mark hartless 57 minutes ago on As rental market tightens, Steamboat's defunct hotels become affordable workforce housing

"Put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, and in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." -Milton Friedman

"There is all the difference in the world, however, between two kinds of assistance through government that seem superficially similar: first, 90 percent of us agreeing to impose taxes on (all of) ourselves in order to help the bottom 10 percent, and second, 80 percent voting to impose taxes on the top 10 percent (in order) to help the bottom 10 percent. The first may be wise or unwise, an effective or ineffective way to help the disadvantaged -- but it is consistent with belief in both equality of opportunity and liberty. The second seeks equality of outcome and is entirely antithetical to liberty."-Milton Friedman


mark hartless 1 day, 11 hours ago on Matthew Grasse: Missing the point

"...people would learn to live in violation of stupid laws."

What evidence is there of that??? There are volumes of stupid laws being obeyed every day. People trip all over themselves to walkthe line, no matter how convoluted.


mark hartless 2 days, 10 hours ago on Matthew Grasse: Missing the point

I thought "environmental justice" meant we all had to pay a huge tax and buy a windmill so rich folks could park their jets in Davos and Hayden and Aspen without feeling guilty.

What a relief to know "environmental justice" means NOT doing something for some favorite group, minority, class, race.


mark hartless 2 days, 23 hours ago on Steamboat City Council appears ready to ask public for help with police station planning

"...When I first moved to Steamboat I had a bit of a vision to start a local business downtown. Now, not so much. Like many other business owners that I know, I'm very hesitant to invest in a community with an "activist" local government "

Here is a concise and apt description of what happens all over this country every day.

If the true effects of the progressive nanny state were ever firmly pinned to these busy-bodies...

If all the opportunities, innovation and prosperity their regulations have prevented from happening...

If all the aborted excellence; all the squandered opportunities, were ever finally and desrevingly pinned to these meddling, fix-it-all's...

If they were made to wear the scarlet letter of their failed programs, promises and visions instead of allowed to ride on the hot air of their lofty rhetoric...

That would spell the complete and final end of their power and influence for all eternity, because men would be so sickened at the sight of such monumental amount of squandered possibilities having been discouraged and muted by their empty promises, regulations, and "fixes", that they would vomit them out of our system forever.