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Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Government should provide such conditions so that all people could find good jobs and solve old financial issues. Such recovery of the labor market will also positively influence the economy. People will start consuming more, more products will be manufactured, and more money options at will be used.

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Posted by Kim Henry on 07/17/2014 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Manitou: Going solar and saving money?

Definitely, governments and the energy companies get rid of old sources of energy to help us and the planet. The latest developments in the renewable energy industry are promising but it is really costly to turn to them completely. We need to make the important choice and it will define our future. Even if we don’t see the immediate effect, we need to invest into the sphere anyway. It is reasonable to apply to if we lack finances in order to jump into using renewable energy sources, because it is worth it.

Posted by Chris Long on 07/17/2014 at 3:03 AM

Re: “Gazette says fracking and gay marriage are the same

Spot on.

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Posted by Tom Michel on 07/16/2014 at 11:28 PM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

Jeff. We must look at the root cause of the aggression, the ongoing occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been occupied since 1948, with the Israelis continuing to take more land, breaking international laws, denying the basic human rights for the oppressed Palestinian people, and have turned Gaza into a giant prison because of the blockades. The latest offensive on Gaza has nothing to do with self-defense, it has to do with slow genocide, and Netanyahu using his power to make sure that the Unity Government, just announced in May, will fail. In addition, two Palestinians teens were murdered by IDF soldiers in early May outside of Ramallah, then the three missing Israeli settlers (which still has not been proven to be the responsibility of Hamas, even the State Dept said that), then the collective punishment campaign which shut down entire cities in the West Bank, including Hebron, (where I just spent one month working and witnessed this) arrested over 800 Palestinians, killed 20 Palestinians in the West Bank, and now killed over 200 Palestinians in Gaza and injured almost 2000. Please tell me who is protecting themselves, tell me who the terrorists are? Hamas is not using civilians as human shields, just today we saw on the news, even CNN, Israel targeting four children playing soccer, last week we saw reports of eight Palestinians killed watching a soccer game, and just two days ago an entire housing complex wiped out eighteen members of one family. Were the kids on the beach playing soccer, hiding a "terrorist" under the sand? We must end the impunity of Israel, we must end the 8 million dollars of U.S. tax dollars everyday to help commit these crimes, and we must hold Israel accountable for their crimes against humanity.

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Posted by Jimi Hummer on 07/16/2014 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

While watching cable tv in the wee hours one night, I heard a factiod that I have not independently verified. It seems there is a study that shows there is a substance that can protect the brain from the damage of prolonged alcoholism. It is--you guessed it!--marijuana. So, even drinking is better with pot.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/16/2014 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Network nightmare

This is an absolute EPIC FAIL in terms of the amount of money ($85 Million) that has been spent on IT and technology over the course of the last 3 1/2 years. That is $24.2M dollars a year ! Are you kidding me !!! We need to have a complete audit done on what this money was spent on... hardware, software, consultants, lawyers, temporary workers, the full monty. And when this report is published you fire every consultant, and lawyer that every touched this cities IT department and sweep it all out and put an EMERGENCY OMBUDSMAN TROUBLESHOOTER into place that can clean house, who does not report to the Mayor's office, (but only to the Citizens of Colorado Springs) and can put in place a short, medium, and long terms strategy. This is an absolute JOKE !!!

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Posted by Technolgy Ombudsman on 07/16/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

G. Yenne, criticism of Middle-east atrocities is justifiably leveled at both sides in this conflict, but since Israeli military forces left Gaza nine years ago, so who's the real instigator here? Over 9,000 missiles have been fired at Israel since their withdrawl; is the expected "civil" response a quiet, passive acceptance of this aggression? When Hamas fires missiles, it is indiscriminate and frequently at civilian targets, and they do so from mosques, schools, hospitals and private residences populated with human shields, then scream about excessive retaliation when Israel eliminates these targets. Israel frequently undercuts their own military effectiveness by dropping leaflets and actually calling neighbors to let them know about impending strikes and a perfectly encapsulation of these stark differences was proposed by Netanyahu himself: "Here's the difference between us: We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/16/2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Perspectives on prejudice

sad to hear about all the discrimination poor Guy is suffering. My heart bleeds purple piss for your unfortunate white ass.

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Posted by gregR on 07/16/2014 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Cheney's chicken-hawks return

you can add a finger to the raspberry ..|..

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Posted by gregR on 07/16/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

It is completely illogical for any state to legalize alcohol without also legalizing this far less-harmful and less-addictive alternative to alcohol.

Unlike alcohol, marijuana *doesn't* cause liver disease, heart disease, brain damage, cancer, violent rages or death, and its addictive potential is only about that of coffee. We could prevent a lot of the harm that alcohol causes by giving people the right to choose marijuana instead of alcohol. Shouldn't our legislators be interested in reducing harm in society??

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Posted by jway on 07/16/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “A place in the sun

So great that Mayor Bach is encouraging new companies and young talent in the Springs - NOT!!

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Posted by MargRita Williams on 07/16/2014 at 1:01 PM
Posted by Lalahartma on 07/16/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Halter: Itching for a fight

If Irv Halter, using his military knowledge and contacts in Washington can help save tens of thousand Fort Carson Army and Civilian jobs, he will do something Lamborn hasn't made a dent in. The hard economic fact for El Paso County is that, with inevitable military cutbacks, Carson, which brings in over a Billion dollars, is threatened.

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Posted by davehughes on 07/16/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Traffic fine revenue plunges in Springs

I would suggest it's pure laziness. They can and SHOULD be writing tickets all day long. Very few follow the posted speed limits anywhere in town. Can't remember in recent history seeing anyone pulled over for what would appear to be speeding.

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Posted by Loud Rock on 07/16/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Traffic fine revenue plunges in Springs

When I first moved here, maybe 5 years ago, I was shocked with how many speed-traps there were. Mostly of the revenue generating variety, not of the "dangerous speed vs location" variety. SUrely there must be other ways to improve the economy?

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Posted by Roberto Arano on 07/16/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

no need judge....Sabet is getting his a$$ handed to him all around the globe this year, Marijuana Revolution 2014

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Posted by Immortal Illumined on 07/16/2014 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

ENLIGHTENMENT...i was a brainwashed evil, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old...i hated gays, immigrants, women's rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh's #1 fan....until i smoked marijuana, changed the world....hope the EVIL POPE is enjoying the marijuana revolution around the globe, keeping the flock brainwashed and against marijuana, gays, and women's don't deny ease from pain and suffering for billions of people unless you are PURE EVIL...

1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed...

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK (CBD=Can't Be Done), sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever


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Posted by Immortal Illumined on 07/16/2014 at 7:41 AM

Re: “S'more fun for kids

Certainly the details mentioned in this post are amazing

I am sure kids around the globe will find this post really interesting.

Posted by premiersoccercamps on 07/16/2014 at 4:27 AM

Re: “'Casino night' for canine cancer cure tonight

I AM VANESSA, i got married to a man [JEROME],who had a wife [JOSEPHINE] already,then i was made the second wife,and this JOSEPHINE has a daughter for my husband,called CHRISTABEL,JOSEPHINE was suffering from leg pain,that later took her life. so Christabel was left to live with me,and my two kids,PATIENCE AND GLORY,Christabel was the eldest of them, so i was misusing CHRISTABEL,SHE is the only one doing all the house work,anytime she dose some thing wrong,i wouldn't give her food to eat all through the day,and beat her up with anything close to me,but she never worry,or insult me.or report to my husband.because i told her if she did i will kill her,i did this to some extent that,one day,she was on her menstruation period, she was afraid to tell me, she was not having enough cloth,so the only cloth she had she put it into her pant,so that, the cloth would soak the bleeding,and the cloth,i was the one that brought it for her,that the only cloth i ever brought for her,then the following morning i saw her cloth on the ground,with blood stain,i called her,and ask her what is this, she told me every thing, but i beat her up, and force the blood in the cloth into her mouth,i over heard her,as she was crying,cursing me,but never bother to listen to the word she was using,but now my two daughters and my son are yet to give birth,PATIENCE,GLORY AND EXCEL,AT their age[37,34 and 31]but they are married no children,i had gone to many places to know the cause of the problem,and CHRISTABEL WAS LIVING HAPPILY with her husband and four kids, three boys and a girl.i don't know how my children,came to know about this HIOYA TEMPLE,when they got there, they told them i was the curse of their, problem,so one morning they all came home,and ask me what have i done to disturb their lives,the question sound,funny.i told them i had done nothing to hold their lives back,they cried me,down to this Hioya temple,i saw the man.he ask me what,did i do to some one,over 19 year ago,i forgot everything.i said nothing,HE EXPLAIN WHAT I DID TO ME,and this CHRISTABEL was helping my children with their needs and always come and pay me a visit and she always called me mummy,so this MAN HIOYA told me to go and apologize to her,once she accept the apology,then he will cast a pregnancy spell on my children,we all went to CHRISTABEL'S house and apologize,she forgives me,so they went back to the spell caster, for the pregnancy spell,TODAY PATIENCE CALL ME AND TOLD ME SHE IS PREGNANT,but I haven't heard anything from the others,maybe they are still angry.with me that's why they haven't called me,..THANKS TO DOCTOR HIOYA FOR EVERY THING, IF YOU ARE FACINGS ANY PROBLEM,VISIT THIS GREAT HIOYA VIA [GREATHIOYATEMPLE@GMAIL.COM]]

Posted by Billioniers Clubs on 07/15/2014 at 10:59 PM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Publish - with respect, it seems that it is you who does not have a strong grasp of what non-profit means. It certainly does not mean that the organization doesn't pay salaries. It also does not mean that a highly-qualified, highly-effective leader of the organization should not be paid an appropriate salary.

You clearly believe that Mikey Weinstein, with his background as a USAFA graduate, law school graduate, USAF JAG officer, White House Fellow, with his almost three decades of experience, and with his demonstrated effectiveness as an advocate for the protection of the Constitutional rights of all military members, is overpaid.

I'd suggest that you don't have a handle on what an individual with that background is worth -- for if you did, then you'd know that he's worth much more.

As to your comment about being "turned into a believer", rest assured I am already a believer --- in God, in the importance of upholding the US Constitution, and in supporting honorable men like Mikey Weinstein who are willing to fight an unpopular fight.

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Posted by Mike Challman on 07/15/2014 at 2:34 PM

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