mark hartless

mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on Diane Mitsch Bush: Facts on the I-70 winter traction bill

Yes, but there's also the idea that individual states are to be "laboratories" and handle such things as they wish.

Problem is when one gets their laboratory contaminated, experiments give out false data...

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on One pint at a time

You're smarter than that, Ben. Nobody's blaming the brewers. And nobody'a saying it isn't good beer.

In fact, I'd say they're the SMART ones.

Aren't they the ones who used a ton of taxpayer dollars to subsidize their private solar electric production facility? And then get the dupes in "Environmentalboat Springs" to give THEM the praise for their environmentalism? And then "reward" THEM by paying them time-and-a-half for beer? They are SMART.

In fact the whole town is smart: They have collectively figured out how to take tax-money from some poor sap in a Kentucky coal mine, or an assembly line in Detroit, MI or Charleston, SC, and confiscate that money to rebuild the town under the guise of "blight", while sipping their high-end beers and skiing 100 days a year... on the other person's dime!

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on City, resort officials intent on boosting visitors' sense of arrival at Steamboat resort

I think the three of us see this about the same. Totally agree with Scott that the ticket should be an agreement to be held responsible for disruption. Didn't know about the law on disruption at secret-service events. That's interesting, and makes sense. Yes, outside on the street it is acceptable to speak ones mind. People blocking a highway for ANY reason (without a permit to do so) should be arrested and thrown in jail. If they think their free speech extends that far, then why do they think Donald Trump's doesn't exist in a private stadium he rented with his own money??

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on Our View: Density key to vibrancy

I found that 1/2 of a parking space was just a good reason for a fight. Big mistake. I usually allocate 2 spaces for both 2 and for 3 bedroom units and number them. Then I provide the required handicapped spaces up close, and put "overflow" spaces far away. If someone has an extra vehicle, they park in the overflow spaces, but they can't bitch when they have no space, like when they take the vehicle out and come home to find no space available. What they do with the vehicle at that point (whether illegally parking at the library or park or whatever) is between them and the law/property owners.

If people want ideal parking conditions, they buy a home of their own... complete with a driveway.

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on City, resort officials intent on boosting visitors' sense of arrival at Steamboat resort

I agree they should expect to be arrested if they hit the protester. But the protester stealing time from those who paid for the venue and those who paid to see the "show" still deserves to have his ass kicked, albeit not "legally".

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on Planning Commission approves 60-unit apartment building downtown

Some people will be GROWING weed there. Others will be SMOKING weed there. Mixed use!

Maybe they're counting on not everybody being home at the same time? You know... having to work round-the-clock to afford the place...?

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on City, resort officials intent on boosting visitors' sense of arrival at Steamboat resort

That's irrelevant. Having a ticket to a movie and expecting you have a right to stand up and yell during the movie? You are robbing those who paid for the movie. And frankly, should be arrested.

Nor do I blame those who came to see "the movie" for clocking the person disrupting their "movie", be it Trump, or Star Wars. No difference.

Not saying hitting them is right or legal, just saying I understand WHY someone who came to see the intended event would want to hit 'em.

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on City, resort officials intent on boosting visitors' sense of arrival at Steamboat resort

Another distinction that so many are missing... Protests are fine, even illegal protests, in the PUBLIC VENUE,

You have NO RIGHT to come into a private venue--one that someone else is paying for by the hour or day--and disrupt that PRIVATE event.

No different than staging a protest in front of the gondola line and keeping people from skiing or from buying lift tickets. It's illegal and should be.

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mark hartless 4 months, 1 week ago on City, resort officials intent on boosting visitors' sense of arrival at Steamboat resort

Nothing ever gave me a "sense of departure" when leaving the banana republics down in the Carib, any better than their "departure tax". That'll give 'em a sense of departure all right!... AND boost revenue!

Added bonus, it gets folks used to what's going to happen if they try to take their money and leave America under Bernie Sanderclause!

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