mark hartless

mark hartless 3 days, 10 hours ago on Green teams: Turn out the lights!

"....turn on your minds by turning off your electricity."

Public housing.

Public toilets.

Public schools.

If my kid signed their name to something like this, I'd kick their ass AND disown them.

If you give a tinkers dam about your kids, you will get them out of gubbamint schools. They have become NOTHING but endoctrination camps.

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mark hartless 4 days, 16 hours ago on Our view: Iron Horse pulling its weight?

Scott Ford's response took the words right out of my mouth.

It is not the business of the city (or any other municipality) to provide housing. Providing housing is the responsibility of the individual in need of the housing, either by obtaining it through purchase or rent, or by negotiations with perspective employers, or whatever other legal means available through the PRIVATE sector.

When the Pilot asks "How much would it cost the community, starting from scratch, to replicate that much workforce housing...", it is really introducing a FALSE question, seemingly to protect a completely false narrative that taxpayers owe housing to certain members of a community. This false narrative seems to intentionally ignore the fact that it is the community which has suffered already because of a bad decision made by the municipality on behalf of the taxpayers.

The decision I'm referring to is NOT the decision to purchase an overpriced commercial building at the hight of a real estate bubble. That decision is a mere symptom of the real sickness, which is a decision to embrace a completely false narrative that somehow taxpayers ought to be responsible for procurement of housing for others who elect to make Steamboat Springs their home without actually having the means to do so themselves.

THAT is the patriarch bad decision which fathered the Iron Horse bad decision, and the Elk River Rd bad decision, and that is the mindset which will give birth to infinite bad decisions yet to come until the city's leadership learns to seperate it's actual responsibilities from things that would merely be "nice to have" in some perfect world.

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mark hartless 1 week, 2 days ago on Lisa Mason: Leash laws oppressive

Why don't the two of you pool your own resources, and/or start a fund-raising campaign and BUY some property and dedicate it to those ends???

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mark hartless 1 week, 2 days ago on Lisa Mason: Leash laws oppressive

Nor was "oppression" experienced by the thug who precipatated the events leading to his own demise when he jacked up a convenience store in Ferguson, MO while using racial slurs against the owner in the process. Nor was it experienced when that same individual refused to obey orders from a cop to get out of the street and then tried to take the cops gun(although I'm sure he only wanted the gun so he could sell it and donate the proceeds to charity...)

Neither was "oppression" experienced when some other nit-wit, malcontent shot two cops last week who were not even connected to the Ferguson Police Department.

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mark hartless 1 week, 4 days ago on Building a friendlier downtown: Steamboat Springs City Council weighs urban renewal plan

I couldn't help but recall the article last summer about the bicycle racer cursing at someone who was in their way during the race. I also recalled the comments about how people along the core trail have experienced rude behavior of various kinds. We have all experianced these situations and I'm willing to bet most agree their frequency is on the rise.

When I read this article's headline the first thought that came to mind was that one does not find "friendliness" in bricks and mortar, benches and fountains, trails and parks. Some of the most crim-ridden towns in the nation have all those things. Yes, I know the atricle meant "user friendly"... nevertheless...

While there are certainly some good folks in Steamboat, this town began to lose it's over-all freindliness long years ago-- not compared to the Aspen or Vail crowd (smug), but compared the the true definition of "freindly".

There seems to be a faint but growing undertone taking root in Steamboat which portrays a sense of "how dare you come here and take my trail, my powder, my seat on the bus, my whatever". Although this attitude is not exactly quantifyable, and I'm sure many will deny it exists, or even take offense to this statement (which kind of proves my point), it is real.

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mark hartless 1 week, 6 days ago on Ski Corp. unveils prices for 2015-16

Jackson Hole's season pass for THIS season is over $1,700.

Last time I was there a standard daily lift ticket didn't even include the Tram.

Don't like the price? Start your own ski resort and show everyone how they are raking in millions and screwing everybody in the process...

and good luck with that. Just complying with the USFS and other gubbamint regulatory crap would probably be enough to make many of you think twice about your love affair with tha almighty state.

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mark hartless 1 week, 6 days ago on Doctors believe health dangers of marijuana are being overlooked

"I SNORTED COCAINE FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS. . . WITH MY DUMB ASS. I MUST HAVE SNORTED UP PERU. I COULD HAVE BOUGHT PERU (WITH) ALL THE S**T I SNORTED. I STARTED OFF SNORTING LITTLE TINY PINCHES. I SAID, "I KNOW I AIN'T GONNA GET HOOKED. NOT ON NO COKE! YOU CAN'T GET HOOKED." MY FRIENDS, THEY'VE BEEN SNORTING FOR 15 YEARS. THEY AIN'T HOOKED. --The Late Richard Pryor, Comedian

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mark hartless 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Ski Corp. unveils prices for 2015-16

What this community clearly needs is an affordable skiing program sponsored by the comunity so that the community can force money from members of the community and give money back to the community in the form of subsidized ski passes for a community that needs ski passes because it didn't choose to live here and ski, but had skiing thrust upon it by the community which now clearly owes those less fortunate skiers within the community a chance to be part of the community by having an opportuinty to ski like the rest of the skiing community that lives and works in this community for the good of the community and the skiiers which are represented by the community of which they are an integral part...

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mark hartless 2 weeks, 1 day ago on More than 100 pounds of marijuana was seized from Johnson residence

"None blinder than those who will not see."

3 more lives gone from "harmless" mj. Not to mention the millions of dollars the legal proceedings will cost the county, state, and families involved...not to mention the effects on the families, etc

Does anyone want to try and tell us that not one ounce of this 100 lbs would have ever made it to local schools?? Those "stupid, opinionated teenagers" in last week's article who believe more pot is finding it's way into their peers lives??? I don't think they're stupid at all. I think they are exactly right, and they have adults to blame; adults who want to be "law abiding" but not "grown-up's".

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