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hamncheez pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 19, 2017 at 14:43
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@WAKIdesigns: You already know my solution: make government so small that its irrelevant, or get rid of it all together.
hamncheez pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 19, 2017 at 6:44
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@mitochris: Its not a matter of opinion or political belief. Governments have and continue to pollute more than the private sector. How many thousands of illegal toxic waste dumps does it take to equal a single atom bomb? In the USA, government rules on fleet vehicles and emissions standards make cars more expensive, so people drive older cars longer; older cars pollute more. Fleet regulations have given rise to the popularity of SUVs in urban areas where they make little economic sense. You can choose not to interact with a corporation. You can choose not to buy their products. You can't do that with government. You vote every 4 years means nothing. Nothing changed when Obama was elected. He dropped even more bombs than Bush- 26,000 in 2016 alone (whats the environmental impact of a smart-bomb?). There are millions of people in the US government, 99% of whom are not elected. The heads of every agency and the top managers are not elected. The enforcers of the agencies are not elected. The police who enforce compliance are not elected.
hamncheez pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 18, 2017 at 14:58
2 days
Old Rampage Site For Sale For Oil and Gas
@WAKIdesigns: That kind of thinking is part of economics called Game Theory. You try and measure statistical outcomes of how people behave in the aggregate when given incomplete information, then build mathematical models and assign probabilities to person 1 choosing option A or B, given what he thinks person 2 will choose. You then have to assign probability to how person 2 will behave, given what person 2 can predict about person 1. Its obviously much more complex than that, and involves tons of linear algebra and econometrics, but it is fascinating! It was the most interesting part of my Economics degree.
hamncheez pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 18, 2017 at 14:53
2 days
Old Rampage Site For Sale For Oil and Gas
@mitochris: You bring up great points. I would counter that if you measure things like chemical spills, air pollution, etc you will find that historically governments have been worse abusers than any group of private companies in a given industry. Taxation and exclusion allows government agencies to become much larger than private industry, so their capacity for damage is also much higher. The the example of the EPA. While it has done a lot of good in reducing air pollution, the ethanol mandates alone have caused more air pollution than all of the benefit it created with its other regulations. Also, if the EPA is in the wrong but the little guy is in the right, what chance does a small citizen have against the full power of the EPA? For instance, there are ranchers in the West who build watering ponds for their cattle, following all existing regulations. The EPA still determined that the ponds were illegal, even though they were on private land. The small ranchers don't stand a chance. Libertarianism doesn't say that life is perfect with limited/no government, only that overall less government and more competition will product better outcomes.
hamncheez pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 18, 2017 at 10:34
2 days
Old Rampage Site For Sale For Oil and Gas
@the-gringo: Here is the problem with public land is that its owned by everyone, so whatever its used for has to have a utilitarian benefit. I haven't seen the economic impact report (if there is one), but what if the benefit for new jobs, economic growth, etc, far outshines the reduction in tourism? To hell with those guys because they aren't bikers? Many would argue that income/jobs should take priority over recreation, since you need income to recreate. I'm not necessarily taking sides, I'm just trying to say its a lot more complicated than just "industry bad, tourism good"
hamncheez pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 18, 2017 at 10:21
2 days
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@mitochris: So government is not run by greed?
hamncheez pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 18, 2017 at 8:02
3 days
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@WAKIdesigns: Bravo!!! Great points. Life is about trade-offs, not magic solutions
hamncheez RichardCunningham's article
Jan 16, 2017 at 8:21
Jan 16, 2017
Troy Brosnan Talks About His New Canyon Sender
Heres to good things for Brosnan this season. He really seems to be a likeable guy.
hamncheez RichardCunningham's article
Jan 16, 2017 at 8:20
Jan 16, 2017
Troy Brosnan Talks About His New Canyon Sender
I'm wondering if its like American football weight- always over-reported. 175cm is actually on the tall side of average, and in all the online photos I've seen Brosnan looks a tad short
hamncheez RichardCunningham's article
Jan 16, 2017 at 8:18
Jan 16, 2017
Troy Brosnan Talks About His New Canyon Sender
@fantaman: In all fairness, Gwin didn't do much pedaling on that bike
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