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The commissioners are considering starting a county owned Ambulance service


Posted 4:15 pm, 09/26/2021

This just plum died.


Posted 8:41 pm, 09/16/2021

Pple, operating costs can be estimated very accurately. Vehicles and equipment are known costs. Labor, fuel, and supplies can be calculated very close.


Posted 8:23 pm, 09/16/2021

Pimple is only trying to keep the contract with Sullivan. Pimple is likely a family member of Sullivan's.


Posted 8:00 pm, 09/16/2021

I don't know where pp's coming from there is such a thing as keeping accounts.


Posted 7:45 pm, 09/16/2021

Let's say you figure out how much is coming in that tells you nothing without knowing how much is going out? If your just going to guess at expenses why not just guess at money coming in?


Posted 7:37 pm, 09/16/2021

Piss ant your continued argument about electing Republican's in a county with more republicans and independents then democrats can count will continue so get over that one.


Posted 6:16 pm, 09/16/2021

I'm not trying to change the subject as a matter of fact you did that.

We should have an airport and it could be made to pay but that wont happen as long the gullible fools in Ashe county persist in voting (I'm a good Christian) repub's on to the county commision.


Posted 5:20 pm, 09/16/2021

Piss ant I could care less who flew who or who bought what at the landing strip and btw there is no landing for take off fee at the landing strip. Its a cash cow of spending the county has had since 2009 and it benefits none of us.

I am waiting on the figures from anyone obviously pimple is just blowing smoke up the dogs crack.


Posted 5:17 pm, 09/16/2021

1. You're assuming what airports they fly out of

2. Their not taking fuel or properly maintaining their plane has nothing to do with the airport, you dumb cuck.

3. If you actually had a clue, most small plane crashes are due to pilot error, such as them trying to fly in weather they aren't qualified for. But I've never seen you informed. Now quit trying to change the subject, troll


Posted 3:36 pm, 09/16/2021

The majority of private planes are from small air ports the majority of privately owned airports are small. The majority of small private plane crashes are due to either running out of fuel or engine failure and usually occur after the plane is between airports.


Posted 3:00 pm, 09/16/2021

Hankey, no one said anything about private planes. We were talking private airports. So where are all the crashes and accidents at private airports? Here's a hint, they don't happen because they wouldn't stay in business.

If you would look at the numbers for the Ashe airport, there are not enough planes taking off and landing to rent enough hangers or buy enough fuel to pay for what that has cost.


Posted 1:31 pm, 09/16/2021

There are private plan crashes occuring in the USA frequently, you only get to know about the local ones unless there is something unusual about them like landing on a freeway, crashing into house or great loss of life.

As to the politics of the people that use Jefferson Airport I could care less as long as they buy fuel and pay their landing fees and hangar fees if they keep their planes there. But who knows with our corrupt repub. county commisioners maybe the goper plane owners do get some "consideration."


Posted 1:04 pm, 09/16/2021

You obviously have the resources to get us the figures pimple so just get them and quit the circle jerk show. You are not dealing with armatures on here or dumb democrats like piss ant.

Everywhere around us is begging for paramedics and are paying top dollar and all but Watauga are county owned services with state retirement and county benefits.so the Ashe bunch will go to these services. Money when it comes to the sheriff, EMS and the fire clubs is money well spent.

If Sullivan could start a service from nothing so can the county pimple.

Piss ant you know the landing strip is only for those rich republican's dont you?


Posted 12:53 pm, 09/16/2021

It's so clear that Mr Hankey has never operated a business


Posted 12:41 pm, 09/16/2021

So Mr Hankey, where are all these plane crashes then if these private airports are breaking the rules? God, you're stupidity amazes me.

Pple, I didn't say anything about guessing how much profit a company makes. I said with that information, the county could calculate what it would cost to operate a county agency and figure out if it would save money. Personally, I don't think the county would save anything because once a government office is established, there's no reason for it to try to save money


Posted 10:58 am, 09/16/2021

If an ambulance service is run by a local authority it should be solvent if it makes a profit it should be applied to updates in equipment etc. Any private business is primarily concerned with profits and profits inevitably become the main concern, no community should allow that when it comes to health services.


Posted 10:33 am, 09/16/2021

Oh I know a fun game? Let's assume we have all the information and figure out exactly how much profit the EMS makes. How much profit is acceptable and how much before we become outraged and want to overthrow the current guy? What amount is to little?

I'm sure Henry will say any profit is too much. What say you fFins and Dog?


Posted 10:30 am, 09/16/2021

Wrong again Pinnochio, airports that are under local government have no problems abiding by FAA rules, whereas private airports are prone to look for loopholes in safety rules in order to increase their profits. Why is it that all the major airports in the USA are either owned by and/or strictly overseen by governmental bodies?


Posted 9:29 am, 09/16/2021

If you had the number of calls and the charges, you could compare gross income to estimated start up costs and projected operating expenses for a county run agency and figure out if the total would be more or less than the current system.


Posted 8:58 am, 09/16/2021

Dog I honestly don't have the answers but even if you had the answers what's that gonna tell you? How much money comes in but without knowing what is being paid out you still know nothing. Again if the service is paying less now PER AMBULANCE then they were paying 10 years ago and there are no issues with quality what is to be gained? There are far to many other issues the county needs to be concerned with like the money being spent on parks and airport.

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