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Re: “Udall urges military to be prepared for fires

LivesLocally,

First, that is the proposed budget for 2015. Has no effect this summer.

Second, while the wing will lose four (4) of its planes, it will still have eight (8) C-130s. It is only required to maintain two (2) MAFFS capable aircraft and crews. The MAFFS are inserts which can be install in any of the 8 C-130s.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/11/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “With a playful spirit, Lucha Cantina finds fun in a familiar framework

Went there for lunch with a couple of co-workers and was very disappointed. We were told there is a charge for chips and salsa, strike one. The reason why we are told "the chips and salsa are made fresh daily." So what, we all have eaten at restaurants where the chips and salsa are made fresh and there wasn't a charge. They do not serve carne asada, they serve shredded beef, strike two in my book. I guess Texmex style Mexican restaurants don't serve carne asada. I decided to keep it simple and ordered off of the lunch menu 2 tacos which come with rice and beans. The beans appear to be a mixture of pinto and black beans and were seasoned and very flavorable. The rice however was very salty and wasn't cooked all the way, not even close to being al dente. The tacos were so-so and very poorly filled the taco. Would I ever go back definitely not the lack of parking was strike three, so no there are out of there.

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Posted by foodiethat'sme on 04/11/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Udall urges military to be prepared for fires

I agree that the MAFFS need to be available but what's really going on is the same old game they play in DC with money. BTDT.

The USAF has a set budget. They know Colorado need the MAFFS. They cut the funding, deliberately. MAFFS are not a go-to-war mission, so they omit that line from their budget so they can claim their budget only funds "mission critical wartime essential" items, not "enhanced capabilities." It gives the appearance that the USAF is being careful with their resources and not spending money that isn't called for. A facade of respectability.

Then the USAF insists that if western senators want those resources that those senators must cough up the money ON TOP OF, i.e., additive to the existing USAF budget. Udall knows the game and is playing his role here and knows he may have to take money from some other vested interest's line in the federal budget.

It's a way to grow the USAF budget rather than have USAF simply set aside their existing dollars and eat the cost out of its budget.

It's a game played all year in DC by all parties on all issues, i.e., if you want it then you must pay me for it as it's not in my budget and "I can't do that mission without the resources."

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/11/2014 at 8:55 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Maybe Councilor Collins should address the residents of her district about preventing crime themselves. They should take some responsibility and be active citizens in the safety of their own community. The police can't be everywhere.

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Posted by Wattis Upwidat on 04/11/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and its partners hope to help the poor and homeless

We used to have these kinds of farms in this country. They were called "poor farms" -- Park and Rec offices now sit on the site of El Paso County's. Social Security was meant to keep people from that fate.

Everything old is new again.

Posted by Clara McKenna on 04/11/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Udall urges military to be prepared for fires

Uhhh - I think someone needs to tell Udall that the Pentagon whacked most of the C-130 Hercules firefighting fleet at Peterson field due to budget concerns...

http://gazette.com/air-force-puts-colorado…

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Posted by LivesLocally on 04/10/2014 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and its partners hope to help the poor and homeless

One day, we hope to establish a sustainable farm where homeless and mentally ill people can live, work in the fresh air and get help. Let's call it "Sunrise Farm." The start will be (as described in this story) a "Sunrise Garden" project in Dorchester. If you'd like to help out financially or with time or expertise, email the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission at econjustice@ppjpc.org. Thanks!

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Posted by Steven Saint-Thomas on 04/10/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Then she adds, "That's my problem with new taxes — promises are always made and they're never kept."

The lack of funding for the CSPD has meant the end to a number of programs that are meant to curb violence before it can occur.

If Collins is serious about alleviating crime in her district, she needs to work with the police to put in place programs that help keep children away from crime. And those programs take money.

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Posted by el producto on 04/10/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

There are no simple or easy answers as to WHY the problem exists but there are many circumstances that come into play.

Some problems are derived from larger problems in the general national situation.

- Density is a way to provide low cost housing to low-wage earners (Wal-Mart Syndrome).
- Of itself, density isn't a problem; it's the quality of the people living there.
- The low quality of some of the people there is a function of many things, like poor education, or growing up in poverty with parents who were not equipped to be good parents.
- Fewer good jobs in the USA as many jobs are off-shored by Wall St and corporate greed.
- Rampant sale of illegal drugs to support oneself since good jobs are harder to find.
- A failed war on drugs that criminalizes MJ users / dealers who resort to violence.
- Rampant use of alcohol and drugs.
- Not enough police or community support due to both a state and a local TABOR.

There are more issues at play, but I've tried to list some of the issues. The term "failure chain" comes to mind as there is often a cascading effect where a failure to be educated leads to a person failing in the job market that leads them to turn to crime, etc.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/10/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

"It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other." -- CSIndyReader

The city police force is divided into different geographic districts. This means a police officer does not have to drive across the city to get to a call. Sand Creek officers respond to Sand Creek calls and Gold Hill officers respond to Gold Hill calls. Besides, police have these things called lights and sirens which allow them to legally run lights and drive faster than the speed limit.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/10/2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

I miss him, his writing was awesome. My fave was Long Live the FONG.
http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/long…

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/10/2014 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Breaking big: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

I love it when white people sound like Al Green.

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Posted by el producto on 04/10/2014 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Stargazers seeks new home

"...we are looking for a larger space where we can incorporate a larger venue of 1000 to 1500 seats and a small and more intimate venue..."

This sort of show venue should be included in the City 4 Champions. Just saying..

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/10/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

" It now takes 40 minutes to drive from one side of the city to the other." -- Posted by CSIndyReader on 04/09/2014 at 9:04 AM

Since the city police forces are divided into geographic districts, no officer would have to drive across the city to respond, unless it was a very large incident. Officers in the Sand Creek Division only work on Sand Creek area cases, officers in the Gold Hill Division handle Gold Hill cases.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/10/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “City councilor wonders: Where's a cop when you need one?

Have to say the comment that high-density housing is necessarily the cause struck me as off. Having lived in high-density housing and been in parts of the world where that is more the norm than the US's suburban sprawl, it's not the housing, it's the people in the housing. If they don't want to commit or allow crime in their area, then it ican be dealt with much more effectively. More police often leads to a reverse effect of accused profiling or discrimination - zero sum. When a community comes together - with or without police - things can happen. My wife's neighborhood in Topeka was and is poor, but is well-maintained, clean and low-crime.

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Posted by Aaron Koenigseker on 04/10/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Meet Jariah Walker

Thanks for the heads-up, Indy. I'll go check this guy out.

Anyone has got to be better than Peggy "You're On Your Own" Littleton.

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Posted by el producto on 04/10/2014 at 7:42 AM

Re: “C4C: A $360,000 proposition

C4C:a $350,000,000 proposition in local public funds.

http://www.joelmillercoloradospringscityco…

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Posted by Joel Miller on 04/10/2014 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Owens resigns as CC hockey coach

As a CC alum, we need to find someone who understands the rigors of academia and high performance hockey. MY Pick: BC assistant Greg Brown.

Jerry York has been the beneficiary of his hockey mind for 10+ years. Also, I believe he nearly became the DU head coach last year. Recruiting is mostly National and partly international, so the "LOCAL" component is gone.

I am one man with one vote, but 7 frozen fours in 10 years as an assistant. He probably had a little something to do with that.

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Posted by john saunders on 04/10/2014 at 4:29 AM

Re: “More on police guarding the mayor

What self aggrandizement to think anyone cares enough about these self important fools that they need protection by a police force that couldn't protect a parking meter.

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Posted by TejonTech on 04/09/2014 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Schriner approved; Gaebler insults Douglas Bruce

Why is that felon Douglas Bruce at city council?

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Posted by choe on 04/09/2014 at 8:22 PM

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