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Re: “Building an empire

Some successful folks are not liked by all. For example there are people who don't like Larry Ellison or Bill Gates for their shrewd business dealings. At least the Jenkins family is helping to build this city.

I hope they install solar gardens in the Banning-Lewis Ranch neighborhoods to provide distributed generation for blocks of 50 - 100 homes. By installing solar in neighborhoods they won't increase the demand from CSU for more dirty coal-fired energy from Martin Drake.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 11/21/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Wound Up About Fluoride

Jeff and Rick thank you so much for being wise and aware. Happyfew is either trolling this site for the proponents or just doomed to live forever in Myopia. This topic in general has always made me sad for humanities future, and I don't understand how people can be so illogical, irrational, and immoral over something so obviously wrong; yet I feel I stand alone most of the time over many of these concerns.

The wholehearted Trust that the general populous gives to those that unbeknownst to them impose heinously deceitful evil seems to come from a fear or disbelief of the idea that such accredited institutions could or would ever knowingly impose against its citizens something of known harm; against their will and in the interest of ulterior motives, most namely profit. This I am sure is a result of basic human nature.To Love and to Trust. As wonderful as Trust is it can also be a great weakness and a target for crazed, ego driven, power hungry lunatics.

Do all of these otherwise seemingly decent people, dentists, and institutional representatives truly believe in what they are pushing for their profiteers as it is clearly a genocide on basic human rights or do they choose to self justify or ignore the truth as the illusion of the almighty dollar has permeated every cell of their weak souls?

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Posted by Jared O'Dell on 11/20/2014 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Building an empire

"My family has lived here for over 100 years. This is our home and our city, in which we are fully rooted and our family and business philosophy directly deepen those roots. We will continue to leverage our assets and make intentional decisions, such as building anything we damn well please and the people of Colorado Springs will pay for it because we know how to manipulate the system and to hell with the plebes!"

Fixed it for ya!

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Posted by Pueblo Potter on 11/19/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Building an empire

So this is the Big Toe behind the rampant over building in the City, and the guiding force for every Mayor/Council decision for years? (Not to mention who benefits if Mayor Bach builds the debacle downtown --- I always figured his cronies led the land titles, and were getting anxious to finally do something with all that vaccant land.)

Thanks, Indy. It's nice to know who the players are.

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Posted by Liz Anderson on 11/19/2014 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Breathing fire

I had a 82 FXRS. It went through about 10 charging systems in the 75,000 miles under it. I and my buddy went up Pikes Peak. My lock and chain bounced around on the dirt road. It punched a mole in my regulator and that was it. I knew DM was in Colorado and learned where he is. I charged up the batt over night and rode out there, after calling him, to buy a regulator. I put it on, in his shop...cost $35 when they were $80 elsewhere. He then gave me a tour of the place and showed me his small museum and new CNC machine. He was machining Delkron cases. He put one side in, lined up the front outside tappet block bolt hole exactly where it's supposed to be and flipped a switch. The machine did all the rest. I had never seen one work before...Freakin amazing.
I mentioned to him that in 82 at Daytona I came across him at the Valousia diner. He was leaving and spit some fire out of the infamous dragon. The heat could hurt somebody and the diesel fuel smell lingers. I mentioned this incident when I was there and he said..."Maybe you were in my way". I like the guy.
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Posted by ngquinn on 11/13/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Design matters

Great piece. Keep up the amazing work Ryan.

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Posted by Jon Dale on 10/30/2014 at 11:11 PM

Re: “The Earthships are coming

So he goes out of his way to emphasize "that we are not a commune", as if he's proud to let everyone know it fits within the capitalistic mindset which has arguably kept housing from the hands of millions of people for thousands of years. Basically a rich guy has borrowed from a once-thougt-to-be egalitarian theme, and ran with it for his own purposes. Yawn. It sounds just like any other over-priced venture into exclusivity. Michael Reynolds seems to eat out of two sides of his mouth these for poor African villages, and one for rich capitalistic American venturists. Good luck, and great news for people with that kinda money...but I'll wait until something more affordable comes along.

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Posted by Peter Lagios on 10/28/2014 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Mixed blessings

My name is Victoria I'm a single mother of 4. My now X has left us to basically figure it out alone in a state we know no one, We are from Texas. I luv it here and would luv to raise my kids somewhere decent. I have been directed to a shelter or two but for what ever reason they are located in a area where is not safe. I'm a country girl. I am just surprised how from one side of the street its beautiful and the next is filled with sadness. Granted some people choose that life but as for me and my lids we would like somewhere a litte more secured. know of any please contact me at

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Posted by Victoria Marie Sanchez on 10/19/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Mixed blessings

Before I make my post, please let me allow me to describe a bit about myself.

I used to hate my own family members: my dad, my mom, even my handicapped brother and little sisters. I was also homosexual and sexually immoral with women, sleeping with every beautiful women I could get my greedy hands on. I was so bad with sex, that I literally could not go to sleep at night unless I had sexual intercourse with a woman, even if that woman was a complete stranger.

Now, just like a lot of people who end up in the kind of lifestyle I was in, I did not plan on growing up to be such a bad person that I would hate my own family and be a sex addict, sleeping with people I had just met on a regular basis, and turning to prostitutes each night just so I could get high enough on sex to be able to fall asleep. Most of all, I never imagined as a child that I would grow up to be someone that was so evil, that when I looked in the mirror, I was ashamed to look at myself, and I hated myself. I never imagined that I would hope on a regular basis that somehow I could muster enough courage to go through with committing suicide or that God would just kill me in my sleep so I could escape my life.

But unfortunately, like most people who end up in evil lifestyles, I was taught to hate as a young child by my father and by others in my life. I know now that he truly did not mean to teach me that, but because of his not being able to understand in his heart that Jesus loves him, he hated himself, and he transferred that hate to me. He choked me until I was unconscious when I was 7 years old. I watched him beat my mother. He destroyed a tv with a hammer as my mom, my little siblings, and I were watching it, and afterward, as he stared at us with violent rage in his eyes, I truly feared that he was about to start beating me and all of us to death with the hammer. Like most people who don't have a dad who loves them, I got in with the wrong group of guys in high school... basically a "gang" mentality. The abuse and hatred I suffered at the hands of those boys was horrible. I became to believe that I was worthless. I began to hate everyone, just as I had been hated on by so many people.

One day, Andrew Wommack was teaching on t.v. that the Bible was written by former men like Moses, the apostle Paul, King David, etc.... so "how could anyone think that God couldn't love them and use them, if God loved these murderers and even used them to write much of the Bible." He began to talk about how the Good News of the Gospel in the Bible is that God loves us unconditionally, no matter how bad a person we have been, even if we have been a murderer, and that the Bible being full of stories of God forgiving and using murderers proves that fact. He said something like, "how anyone could believe that they have to perform and do right for God to love them is beyond me, seeing how He has shown such love to such bad people."

After Andrew said that, something began changing in my heart. I began to realize that there was hope for me, despite the fact that I was such a horrible person that I would murder my own family members in my heart with my hatred. Before this time, I figured I would just die and go to hell someday, and never have a happy life...that I was just the most unlucky person on earth to have been brought into this world, lived the most horrible life, and then just have to die and go to hell because I knew I was not a good person. I knew that no matter how hard I tried to be good now, it could never erase my past and the things I had done, or the hate and violence that was in my heart. But now, after listening to this message by Andrew on t.v. that the Bible taught that God's love for me us unconditional, I began to seriously desire a relationship with Jesus, who Andrew said loved me unconditionally and would completely forgive me based on His grace, not based on my good works or performance. This was a breath of fresh air to me, and honestly gave me motivation to keep living instead of giving in to suicidal thoughts and just going ahead and ending my life. It gave me hope, which I am forever grateful to God for Andrew helping me to have. I remember also Andrew's testimony of how he first came to understand the grace of God...that God gave him a realization of how evil he personally was, but that God loved him unconditionally anyways and had forgiven him through Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross.

Since that time, God has done a similar work in my life to what God had done for Andrew... I saw how evil I was in the sight of my heavenly Father who loved me... It was not that God made me feel bad about myself, it was that He showed me that He is my loving Father, I could feel His love for me personally, despite the horrible person I was, all over me in the depths of my heart, and that holy love revealed to me in a very personal way how much of a sinner I was, and the horrible evil that was inside of me, that I would hate my own parents and family. I saw that it was only God's unconditional love and grace that He would love me, and because of such powerful love, I repented of my hatred and asked Him to forgive me, gratefully confessing what I sinner I truly was, because I was so grateful to let His love and grace come into my heart and wash me and forgive me of my hatred and sin.

I truly thought that there was no hope for me after I once again sinned with sex outside of marriage just a few days after the experience I just mentioned, and woke up the next day feeling more hopeless than I had ever felt. It was then that Jesus Christ came to me personally by the power of His Spirit and told me that He forgave me of what I had done, and not only that, but that He forgave me for all of the sexual sin I had ever done. He told me to fast and pray, which I am now doing, because I love Him and want to do whatever He tells me to do. Not only that, but another time in my life, about a year before all of this happened, a couple of nights after I had performed homosexual acts, Jesus came to me by the power of His Spirit (which is a Godly presence that feels like pure love) and reached His hand inside of me and healed me of homosexuality. Since that day, I have not been a homosexual! And I am so thankful for that! Also that day, He healed me of some of the worst pain of my life, which was losing my only friend, my best friend in the world, my brother Dylan, to mental illness when I was 14. And the truth is, at that time when Jesus healed me of homosexuality, I still hated God. I still hated my family, even my brother, and I still hated Jesus. Yet He did all of this for me.

So, now that you know who I am, I will make my comment on this article to the point:

Is Andrew Wommack perfect? No. But neither are YOU! No one is, except God. Do I feel that he may be a bit judgmental towards gays or other types of sinners at time? Yes. But, as a former gay, I would have rather had a man showing that he cared enough about me to tell me that what I was doing was wrong, and to try and help me (even if he wasn't helping that much because he wasn't loving enough and a bit judgmental), than to just let me keep destroying my life and not doing anything at all to try and help or speak up about it. It is the thought that counts, even if the person is not perfect in their helping.

Jesus said in the Bible in Mark 9:39-40 (KJ3 literal translation): "...there is no one who shall do a work of power in My name, yet be able to speak evil of Me quickly. For who is not against us is for us."

Andrew did a work of power in the name of Jesus when he spoke the word of God to me and gave me hope to keep living and not kill myself. To me, to give someone hope who is hopeless, and to help them believe that God can love them, is a greater work of power than raising someone from the dead. So according to Jesus, Andrew is for Him, even though Andrew is not perfect.

I think everyone on here coming against Andrew should be ashamed of what they are doing, because they are coming against someone who is for Jesus, and that means they are coming against Jesus.

Sometimes shame is a good thing, because it shows us that what we are doing is wrong, and we need a good change in our lives for the better. If I had never felt shame over being a homosexual, my sexual immorality, or hating my own family members, I think I would have been too prideful to let Jesus heal me of those horrible things that were destroying me from the inside out.

I hate that shame is always associated as a bad thing in or modern society... feeling Godly shame can help you to get your life turned around for the better!

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Posted by jmet on 10/19/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Last resort

What a wonderful program and why not give it a chance, lord knows the standard treatments have proven to be very ineffectual. Bravo!

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Posted by Timothy O'Hara Casey on 10/05/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Yes, Ma'am

Wow, it’s amazing that there is a woman who can get this kind of job. To think that just a few decades ago nobody could imagine a lady responsible for these things. I do like her policy, it really seems like she has commitment to her job. a had a friend like her back in the college. While I was using to complete my research, she spent day and night in the library doing everything by her own strength. People like that are really inspiring. Anyway, I’m sure we will hear about Michelle and her achievements again. Amy

Posted by Amy Kirby on 10/01/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Make way

Yay Natalie and Chris! So proud of the imagination and innovative thinking in our community!

Posted by Kelly Cummings Snyder on 09/27/2014 at 7:18 PM


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Posted by Arcane Delights on 09/26/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Wild places suffer from sameness

how about this quit charging money and pushing everybody around?

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Posted by rocket625 on 09/14/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Wild places suffer from sameness

Heading to a national park? Like thrillers? Take this with you.

Posted by Sean Smith on 09/10/2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by Olivia J Mike on 08/31/2014 at 1:11 AM

Re: “The end of school

Darren, I think you're right... traditional school is mainly good for just that- preparing kids for structured corporate settings devoid of passion. People are currently trained to do some rather brainless task, then search for a sense of individuality and meaning in consumerism. I think it's wonderful that Colorado allows this type of experimentation. Far better for a young woman or man to be gainfully employed at a local small business than wasting time memorizing history facts so that they can go to college only to be saddled with a bunch of debt, which in turn necessitates working some lame corporate job.

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Posted by Luke Parkhurst on 08/30/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Fed up!

I'm really not interested in listening too long to the rhetoric of people who feel the need to play host to white supremacists and militia snowflakes under the mistaken impression that the rule of law and general human decency don't apply to them. It should also be mentioned that the Bundy Ranch lunatics are so far out there that the equally insane Oath Keepers hightailed it out of the Bundy snake pit under threat of violence from their supposed allies. Peggy Littleton is yet another waste of skin playing leapfrog with Tea Party fascists and she knows what she can do with her despicable self.

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 08/30/2014 at 3:56 AM

Re: “The end of school

Do you even have kids Daren? Times are changing and you can evolve with them or complain every day until you die. Electronics are the future, go get on your abacus and find a better way to teach todays youth.


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Posted by HandsOffMyGuns on 08/29/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Pinned Down

this place is messed up they told me that there were no deaths while i was placed in their care. then while being on the unit the staff purposely picked on me until i hit him he did this when he found out i was leaving and then laughed in my face and said your staying here.
my collar bone was also broken the day of my birthday

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Posted by 123iud on 08/27/2014 at 1:30 PM

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