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I am surprised at the reactions to this article. It seems to me that Mark illustrates a point that is worthy of some thoughtful discussion.
Mark, thanks for making this point.
Eric has clearly given this a lot of thought, but my question is why wouldn't private enterprise be a more logical provider for this kind of facility. I see similar facilities in lots and lots of other markets.
I have to agree with Dan and Rob on the air service. More frequent and more reliable air service out of Hayden is a lot more helpful to me that more non-stops. Driving to Denver for flights gets pretty old.
I am a lawyer and have a significant office in Austin (also an office in Denver). Most of my work is Texas related, although the clients are all over the world. We do take local clients and they are mostly handled by my younger lawyers in Austin, who are also licensed in Colorado at my insistence.
For broadband, though, I have used Zirkel Wireless for several years and their service is fast, reasonably priced, and awfully reliable. The service I get from Zirkel is actually faster and cheaper than the service available at my offices in Austin.
If you want to see what really happened at the Fracking Forum, video of the event is now on the Steamboat Institute website http://www.steamboatinstitute.org/videos/fracking-forum/
I have not read Michelle's book on internment, but I did find this bit about it, which sounds interesting http://michellemalkin.com/2004/08/03/in-defense-of-internment-2/.
It sounds like she had thought it was an outrage, then on studying it changed her opinion. I will read the book between now and the August conference and report back to you guys. I have learned not to judge a book by its cover.
I am not sure what it is that Eric reviewed, but you can see our principles at our website, www.steamboatinstitute.org. Also, if you look under the Past Events tab, you can literally see every Freedom Conference speaker that we have ever had, and you will see nationally- regarded speakers in a variety of areas. Despite what Eric seems to believe, we are hardly making a secret of who we are and what we stand for, which, by the way, does not include unconstitutional internment.
Eric, you might be surprised how aggressive the questioning is at these events. I encourage you to come and direct those questions. Right now I am not sure what time slot Bolton will be in, but we will announce it before long.
Excellent suggestion, Jerry.
My point in suggesting the reading is that watching TV is really no way to formulate your views. You really need a foundation in underlying principles and exposure to some historical perspective.
Better yet, folks should read some of the classics. Coming immediately to mind are:
Free to Choose--Milton Friedman
Atlas Shrugged--Ayn Rand
Wealth of Nations--Adam Smith
Or come to the Freedom Conference or any of the monthly 1773 meetings where there is ample opportunity to ask questions.
Royalty owners get their percentage of the gross production in every case I have ever seen. I bet these leases provide for 3/16 royalty, which is about the 19% and would be typical.
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