Nov 2nd 2016 by cnespace • 13 Questions • 1359 Points
Hi Reddit, I’m Mike Weinholtz, the democratic candidate for Governor of Utah! I’m running to get back to the real Utah values of taking care of one another and building a better future for our families. It’s time to put an end to pay-to-play special-interest politics and a state leadership that’s too focused on partisan theatrics to listen to the voices of its own people, which is why I’ve rejected all corporate money to my campaign. I’m passionately committed to improving our schools, cleaning up our air and water, making sure all Utah families have adequate healthcare and being a better steward of our public lands.
For those who aren’t familiar with me, here are some issues that I’m passionate about:
I’m happy to answer questions from Utahns and non-Utahns alike from 6-7 PM MST.
I just wanna say I’m a huge fan and love all of your stuff, but I gotta say my favorite is The Fall. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time, it’s just so beautiful visually and in its storytelling.
What was your favorite part about working on a film like that? What was the most challenging?
How would you plan on handling the homeless issue downtown and down state Street? Also crimes regarding drug users in those areas?
We have now shot the laser about 400.000 times and it can do a lot more like 3 Million shots. We shoot as long as we can, pew pew! **Susanne
That was an incredible experience. The whole thing. We traveled to awesome places. Camped in mountains.... just incredible
Perhaps one of the biggest things I think we can do to improve this situation by passing Medicaid expansion - a medical condition shouldn't mean financial ruin.
I would also work with state, county, and local governments to address on the ground issues related to crime.
Finally, I want to make sure that those with addiction and mental health problems have access to the resources they need to get clean and re-enter society.
If individual counties cannot raise the money to offset the cost of free transportation on red air days, will the state step in to offset the cost? will UTA fares be expected to rise? or are those counties just out of luck?
Hard to say. Money should be ok because it is such a great asset on Mars; we’ll have to use it to its end. The energy is decreasing indeed, slowly. It is predictable. What we fear is always an “unexpected” break… So we don’t know. Temperature differences between day and night is 90°C. That is hard on the hardware. Dust accumulating everywhere is also a pain.
With the mast majority of Utahns affected by red air days, and with UTA serving multiple counties, I do feel that the state can play a role in helping to ensure that the air remains as clean as possible. I would support assisting UTA as necessary.
hi monica. i follow you on twitter. i like when you dress like Cameron. XXXO
I decided to run for governor because I was tired of the one-party, pay-to-play politics in Utah. In my business experience as CEO of CHG Healthcare, I put people first, even before company profits. As governor, I will put people before politics. I am running for governor to give people a voice and represent ALL Utahns. Not all Utahns can afford to write a big check to Gov "Available Jones"
I wanna go to mars. Seriously. If i could get a spot on that ship, I'm gone.
With regard to liquor sales, I would like to examine the practicality of many of the laws of the the DABC as well as the possibility of free market liquor sales.
Regarding gambling, while it has been a source of revenue for other states, I don't believe that a majority of Utahns would support the idea.
what about the wheels (I remember hearing last years about holes)?
Hi Lee! Since you're working on a podcast now, what podcasts do you enjoy listening to?
1) My biggest proposal is to increase education funding, I propose doing that that through a moderate tax increase of .0875% for all Utahns with an additional 1% for those earning $250K+. The rest can be achieved through reallocation of funds and ending wasteful government spending. This would still be lower than the pre-flat tax rate of 1996.
2) As governor, I would first like to see the DABC actually have those who consume alcohol sit on the board. I also want to make sure that the DABC better pays its on-the-ground employees, and make sure that supply better meets demand - in short I would like it to better mirror the free market.
3) We need to have real ethics reform on the hill in the form of campaign contribution limits, real ethics laws that have teeth, and greater transparency in our government records.
4) I believe in putting people before politics, and that is why I stand with the 60+% of Utahns who support the policy. I would work with the Church as a stakeholder but make it clear that this is a policy that all Utahns support, LDS and non-LDS alike.
5) It is time to get serious about air pollution, this means allowing the DEQ to actually be able to enact laws that go beyond EPA minimums so that Utah can fix the problems with Utah solutions. I also want to make sure that DEQ actually has the resources necessary to enforce these laws. I also support stronger pollution controls on industry and transportation.
6) We must have smart growth, not just more growth. I want to make sure that we are focusing on making communities more mass transit, bicycle, and walker friendly. The old model of "building more roads" is both expensive and short sited.
Aren't you worried that Marvin will get his Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator up and running and fire back?
Hello Lee, how old is Carl?
What are your impressions of SpaceX and Elon Musk's ambition to bring humans to Mars?
What are some of the large obstacles to sustaining human life on Mars that might not be as obvious?
Hi Lee! In the last HACF episode where Joe says “I’m in love with her,” while he was obviously referring to Cameron, was this also referring to his love for the future? (He was staring at the computer screen as if entranced)
Its about cameron. and its a hard thing to say... but at this point, Joe is all in.
Pretty busy right now and our poor air quality negatively impacts the view. During campaign season, it is a necessity that pizza is always available.
What sort of data can you get by analyzing the rocks and soil. How will that data be useful?
What's the best Halloween costume you've ever worn? Do you ever force costumes on your dogs?
My mom made my costumes for me as a kid.... and i was constantly changing them as she sewed. One year i was a red devil rat.
The opiate epidemic is real and we need to do something about it as soon as possible. I support medical cannabis and just released a PSA regarding the issue that you can check out here: http://www.mikeforutah.com/news-and-media/video-opioid-abuse-and-medical-cannabis-in-utah/ and have a comprehensive policy proposal available here: http://www.mikeforutah.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Medical-Cannabis-and-Opioid-Addiction-Policy.pdf
I have lots of plans to improve the air quality, you can all about read about it here: http://www.mikeforutah.com/airquality/
There are a core of Scientists at the center of CI whose work i really respect
Right now I'm focused on my personal campaign, and to be quite honest, local campaigns have much larger impacts on Utahns than presidential campaigns.
As Governor, do you plan on having a racially diverse cabinet?
Discovering a new part of Mars every day is so great! So the best part is when data come down… I have always wanted to be a scientist; Mars is a place where discoveries are done! (Sylvestre)
Each night on Mars, when I write lines of code to shot lasers on Mars and when the next day I receive the same pictures of martian rocks with my laser shots, I feel like a pioneer digging in a new planet, and I am proud.(Eric)
Watching Mars every working day and helping scientist to find answers to their questions leads to very amazing moments in a life. Like Eric, i’m really proud to work on Mars (Valerie M.)
The curiosity of finding new features from a planet we’ve never been. Reading and understanding the history that Mars is trying to tell us. The will of discovering what Mars is hiding us! (Valérie P)
Who would not want to shoot with a laser on Mars?! And the images and landscapes are really fantastic. Coming from physics, on Mars I started to love geology (Susanne)
Has an instrument like this been proposed for future Mars drilling missions that are trying to get 10-20m deep?
Hi Lee! My question is, would you ever consider doing one of these audio dramas again?
We are not drilling with ChemCam. LIBS shots “drill” several microns. ChemCam goal is not drilling but analyzing chemical composition of rocks we are observing at the surface. MSL mission does have an instrument that drill up to 7cm, and ExoMars will have one drilling up to 2m!
How do you command Curiosity to zap a specific rock? Do you designate it on a map? Is it with coordinates?
When image data (stereo, to calculate distance and position) is already down after a drive, we can select interesting targets and put a specific raster on it that fit well the form of the target.
We do for instance lines with 10 positions in a row or squares with 3x3 positions. It works with some complex projections and calculations. We can target a sample the size of a penny in a distance of 7m.
ChemCam is on MSL Curiosity, but you’ll have instruments on InSight and Mars 2020 too. Is it, hum, more difficult to work with NASA since the InSight disaster?
Not really, things are going well with both InSight and M2020. It has never been easy on either side to develop instruments for the martian environment. Others have failed before too. We have a long history of successful collaboration with NASA (not only on Martian projects), there’s no reason it will change in the future