mark hartless

mark hartless 1 day, 18 hours ago on Our View: Human dignity and civil rights

I'd bet a confederate flag wearing "customer" in Oregon would be treated worse than a NAMBLA proponent.

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mark hartless 1 day, 21 hours ago on Melanie L. Sturm: Are Americans still in charge of our lives?

Adam Smith wrote that "There is a great deal of ruin in a nation".

He meant that it takes a lot of mismanagement to doom a nation as firmly established as the USA. Rome wasn't built in a day, nor was is destroyed in one day. But it WAS destroyed.

The America I grew up in is already gone. What used to be a free country has become a mindless parade of meaningless choices.

Alexander the Great once said that the Persians would always be slaves because they did not know the meaning of the word "no".

"More states have perished because of a violation of their mores than from a violation of their laws."-- Montesquieu

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mark hartless 1 day, 22 hours ago on Letter to the Editor: River our responsibility

Even if it's 1/10th of 1% the effects seem big. Litter sucks and it's totally unnecessary. The fines and penalties should be way higher, but the enforcement and actually catching people in the act is difficult.

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mark hartless 1 day, 23 hours ago on Commissioners Corrigan, Monger worry about transportation funding

The truth is, I actually don't pay gas taxes either. I punch in a "special code" at the pump, and it meters out the gas without adding in the 50 cents/gallon tax.

My accountant found a way for me to avoid paying sales tax too. Whenever I go to the grocery store, I just punch in a "special rich person" code into the self-checkout, and it removes the sales tax from my grocery bill.

I also do not have to pay real estate taxes. I give the county clerk my Taxpayer Identification Number, which tells the county that I'm an "entitled rich guy" and the county waives my property tax bill.

Even the pizza delivery guy refuses to take a tip when he brings my pie! I even get free "goat cheese" on my pizza at no charge, except on July 4th when the goats are on strike.

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mark hartless 1 day, 23 hours ago on Commissioners Corrigan, Monger worry about transportation funding

It's funny. Leftists see no problem with literally HALF the people in America not paying taxes and even taking handouts from the government. No Problem!!

But if one single person who disagrees with them even claims to not pay taxes, it's a problem they can never forget.

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mark hartless 2 days, 13 hours ago on Letter to the Editor: River our responsibility

And, after gleaning the article again I also completely disagree with Samantha's very first premise. I am most certainly NOT "responsible for trashing the Yampa River". Nor are many of Steamboat residents. That's absurd. To lump everyone in with the litterers is painting with too broad a brush.

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