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Re: “Come again soon: Three closures cut at the Springs' soul

Tejon Tech, "creepy cracker comment" - wtf. You are truly an idiot! And your business of "fixing" computers isn't? You are far from a tech. Glad to see your pervy store go. Who needs a computer tech anyways...

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Posted by local resident on 08/29/2013 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

This article was mostly based on speculation about Andrew Wommack. I wonder how Pam would feel if such an article were written about her. So much was left out about all the really good things that this ministry does, like feed the poor, etc. I guess we are to assume that all the Bible college's that have been started by former Charis students in other parts of the USA and other parts of the world have bad motives and they want to take advantage of others. Are you kidding me? I guess all these people who give to AW Ministries are stupid and don't know any better. No. They have listened to Andrew and see his heart. If the salary mentioned in the article is what Andrew and his wife receive then it's not enough. Based on all the places they travel and the time Andrew puts into his tv ministry, he deserves to be paid twice what he's getting. And Andrew has explained many times about his house and what he's done to it. If it's worth a million dollars, so what. People have this problem with people like Andrew owning a nice car and home. I guess they think they've ripped off donors and that's what they do with the money. Andrew is seen pretty much driving a yellow jeep. Andrew could care less about driving a BMW or whatever. And if he did or his wife did, so what. The good that has come from AW Ministries is 99.9%. If God is behind it, it will stand and continue to grow. As Christians our trust is in God, not AW Ministries. Andrew is simply seeking God and trusting Him by faith to provide like He said He would in His word. I'm not sure what the real reason was behind this article, but it was wrong and way off base. I think Pam owes Andrew an apology.You have misjudged the AW Ministry and apparently think it's got to be just like all the others that misused funds, etc. No one is going to be perfect. There are going to be mistakes, etc. But the motives of AW Ministry are pure and totally dependent upon God. And by the way, God doesn't just drop money out of heaven. He uses people to give and support ministries like Andrews. That's how that works Pam.

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Posted by GHP3 on 08/28/2013 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Sheriff showdown

Where to start? there are all kinds of controversial topics in here. First of all, I agree with Shirk about gun control. I think anyone should be able to own automatic weapons.
That's crazy that these two have been fighting over this position so long. I wonder if they have ever considered dueling it out "High Noon" style.
I'm just kidding of course. I find it touching that this guy is putting his family first instead of running for Sheriff again.

Posted by garysharp on 08/26/2013 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Anarchy in the GOP

It's a shame that NEITHER party cherishes liberty.

Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 08/24/2013 at 9:02 AM

Re: “The tick and the time bomb

Hello Everyone,
I would like to share my story is well. Currently I am 26 years old and I have been healthy and athletic my entire life. I used to be a construction worker and would do exterior remodels frequently. When I was 25 years old I was on a job removing the gutters of a home, and I came in contact with many ticks. (This was in Colorado in the Castle Pines area.) At that time I had no idea they were ticks because I thought they were bigger (like the size of a sunflower seed). But no, these were small like black and orange-ish sesame seeds. Anyway, later that week I started feeling really weak, really fatigued, really cranky, and my heart started doing weird things. (Later on I started getting a long list of other weird symptoms.) Long story short, I went to many doctors that had no clue of what I had and had many tests done. They ended up diagnosing me with ALS. Ridiculous!
My " condition" has worsened at an extremely fast pace. I am nearly a quadriplegic. I started treatments of antibiotics through the groshong catheter on August 16th 2013. I am hoping for the best. If treatments start working and I make a recovery I will make sure to let everyone know.

Also, I tested negative for Lyme disease on the ELISA and the IGeneX tests. The IGeneX test did show evidence that there could be a different type of spirochetal infection.

Good luck to everyone!

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Posted by DUSK on 08/23/2013 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Endurance ride

This sounds exciting! I should tell some of my friends about this. I personally just took up running. I'm nowhere near ready to do a race though.

Posted by garysharp on 08/22/2013 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Pure hope

Great new federal law…

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Posted by AFMedic43 on 08/19/2013 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Pure hope opinion reading your "Rants"...I think nothing you say passes the common sense test and seems more like an ax to grind on life. Don't ruin opportunities for vets or use the vet card wrongly. You seem to have an " issue " with everyone you encounter. The common denominator in all your experiences seems to be YOU. You don't speak for most vets so stop. Most of us are grateful for the many organizations offering no cost medical services. They do this out of compassion for vets and get no financial gain. See things as blessings and not entitlements and you will find more happiness....or in reading your posts..maybe not.

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Posted by AFMedic43 on 08/19/2013 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Pure hope

Last comment and then this is over. You called me and asked for help, I tried to help. We are not part of Ryan's organization at Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric, we're two separate hyperbaric companies. We know their people and have toured their facility. The only thing that links us is our desire to give back to soldiers for their sacrifices and provide them with free hyperbaric therapy. We ask nothing in return.

You'd have to ask the insurance companies why I have no money for our soldiers, since currently they will not pay for mild hyperbaric therapy for them. That's what the study at Ft. Carson is trying to change. But in the meantime we at Pikes Peak Hyperbaric have decided not to wait and do what we can, now.

That's what we were going to try and do for your husband, as we have for a dozen other soldiers to date. Up to my sixty second meeting with you, in nearly four years I've never had an issue with any of them, just a simple thank you for the free treatment. You can see their stories on our website if you wish. We do get some help in the form of $50.00/month donations from a few wonderful companies here in Colorado to help us subsidize the standard 40-hour protocol we provide for each soldier.

I repeat and let me state this in the clearest terms, I never touched you and there was a witness with us the whole time, a disabled vet by the way who helps me operate our clinic. We have two vets here that help me. And no, I never did have the honor of serving this great nation as my two co-workers did. Which is why it was so important to me to try and contribute my service in this way, with this program. Sorry you seem to see it differently. I can give you the name of the doctor who runs the Ft. Carson program if you like.

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Posted by Ric on 08/19/2013 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Pure hope

I am not playing these childish games with this Ric. Guess what, Ric? I am a veteran with service connected severe PTSD and your hallway of tanning beds looked like coffins to me, and I was triggered. Do you know what that is? Do you know what triggers each of us? Do you know what to do when one of us gets triggered? Where is your therapist? Where is your aftercare? If you are indeed part of Ryan's organization, why are your programs different? Ryan told me to my face that he has more money than he knows what do to with. Why do you not have any? That way, the veteran would not have to find half of the funding for the therapy. I just want you people to get some training, but thanks for attacking a veteran, who sacrificed FOR YOU. Just have enough respect for the veterans to get some training, that is NOT too much to ask.

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Posted by Julie Radcliffe on 08/19/2013 at 5:07 AM

Re: “Pure hope

I don't care who thinks they know this Ric, but I am telling the truth about the abuse. I even contacted the Wounded Warriors, Operation TBI Freedom, and the VA Caregiver system. This is junior high nonsense. I do NOT care who you are, he physically touched me, OUT OF ANGER. Have you EVER thought about what the veterans see, when Ric MAKES them walk through the entire place. Down hallways with doors open to what look like COFFINS. THAT is NOT conducive to healing. I saw a back door, and asked if the veterans could come through the back, because this is what they would see; my husband did. He said no way, did not even have any courtesy FROM THE BEGINNIG, physically "chest bumped" me. What is it with that Douch move? Then we left. I have lied about nothing, and if this RIC want to play junior high, instead of business man, fine. I have yet to do many LEGAL thing on my part, to ensure no veterans get hurt. It is just a matter of time. They are showing WAR movies to veterans who just got back from war. One veteran is going to get triggered, because you ALL refuse to get training, and at the very least, you will have a ruined tube. That vet gets out, someone is going to get hurt. That is what I am trying to make you civilians, who have obviously never served a day in your life, GIVE the best treatment, but you are all too good to listen to a stupid woman. I was trying to HELP THESE PEOPLE. All your employees, when I would tell them war movies NOT a good idea, their EXACT words(from all of them), were, "Well the road to hell is paved with good intentions." Good intentions IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. These civilian places NEED training. They abused my husband so badly, he is regressing, now does ANY ONE care about a war hero that was abused, then abandoned. He is getting worse, and you caused it, and are UNWILLING to make it right. We will be looking in to the Ft.Carson HBOT. It is wonderful therapy, but the patient cannot be being abused or neglected; as we have seen. My husband said the trauma he endured in Louiseville, made the treatments useless. He is now worse. This man has been awared TWO Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and MANY other commendations. How is ANY of this alright with you "healthcare providers"? Who CARE if you like the patient, gives one NO excuse to abuse all THREE veterans. I am still willing to die for my country, how about you, RIC? Did you ever serve a day in the military? Either way, I am just asking that you all get training. If veterans means as much to you so you SAY they do; what the hell is the problem about getting some training? Is your time too valuable? Ours was not, as we keep ensuring YOUR freedom. Every word I have written is the truth. RIC probably even has himself going after me on camera! You people either want to HELP veterans, or just look good. If it is the former, why the issue with getting training? Do you not have to keep up on the latest technologies in artificial tanning? Why don't veterans get your same time and attention? All I did was tell the truth, and, like I have been begging for months, JUST GET SOME TRAINING, it is not that difficult. Heck, I will even set it up for you, if you do not know where to go for assistance. This is not about this Ric, or anyone but the VETERANS. We are the reason you are free. The LEAST you could do is take a lousy training course, not too much to ask, but one must be willing and their motives must be altruistic. I will help, you ALL need training; if nothing else, you may learn something interesting. Veterans have trust issues to begin with, and if you are not willing to learn about us, why should any of us trust you WITH OUR BRAINS? You have already done more harm than good to my husband, and I hope that Ft. Carson can help him, he is damaged so thoroughly now, thank you. Once again, I did nothing but tell the truth, if one cannot handle it, then one should CHANGE.

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Posted by Julie Radcliffe on 08/18/2013 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Pure hope

Just saw the comment posted on 8/7 by Julie Radcliffe about me and our company, Pikes Peak Hyperbaric. All I can say is, wow. I understand now why Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric is having their lawyer get in touch with you to have a little chat. I know Ryan and Eddie and they are wonderful, caring people, trying to help. I know the lengths they went to help your husband, and this is the way you thank them? They, like Pikes Peak Hyperbaric, DO NOT CHARGE for our services in treating injured soldiers like your husband. Its our way of giving something back to these soldiers who have given so much in service of their country. The rest of your comments are just plain sad and lies.

We've been treating injured soldiers for nearly four years now and I've never had a problem, until you walked in the door and started slamming my business before I could even get out of my chair. I didn't throw anybody out but I did say "well, I guess our meeting is over then" when you demanded a private entrance to our clinic because you didn't want to walk down the hallway from our salon business, the business that donates 2,000 square feet of space to Pikes Peak Hyperbaric so we can take money that would normally go to rent and use it to help subsidize our SOS (Save Our Soldiers) program. That salon by the way is the largest facility of its kind in Colorado, has been in business in the same location for 17 years and has won numerous national awards as one of the Top 250 salons in the nation as well as being the only two time winner of 'National Salon of the Year.'

I taught fitness for many years, I don't know where you get the 'failed bodybuilder, porno king' thing. Insults aside, what really bothers me though is your claim that I 'chest bumped' you in anger. Are you serious? That's ridiculous and an absolute lie. I never touched you. I did ask you to leave after you went into your rant less then 30 seconds after you walked into my clinic, before I had a chance to say a word to you or your husband, who seemed like a nice guy by the way. I wish you both the best.

Ric Rooney/Pikes Peak Hyperbaric

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Posted by Ric on 08/17/2013 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Why flooding off the Waldo Canyon burn scar will be fierce

Wonder why our state representatives have not done more to get state funding for some of this mitigation? It would seem that all those people who showed up for the post-disaster photo op would step up to the plate - including the President and our Governor.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/17/2013 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Area food trucks unite under the Curbside Cuisine banner, taking gourmet to the street

Roach coaches, ewwwww. Another thing that New York can have back, along with Micheal Bloomberg and his gun grabbing facists.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 08/16/2013 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Mixed blessings

How did this article end up on page two of google while researching Andrew Wommack? Somebody there has a very good SEO person because this is a terrible article. Before I go into my diatribe, I will tell you a little about myself. I live in Fort Wayne, In. A happily married, mother of three. My husband is a business owner and I help him, if that counts for a job. Middle-aged, middle class. I have listened to many of Andrew's teachings. They are not filled with hate, intolerance or bigotry. All of the quotes taken from his teachings are completely out of context and I highly encourage critics to listen for themselves (the teachings are free). I have seen a shift societies attitudes toward Christians. Just because we think things are not spiritually sound does not mean we are intolerant. Plenty of people think smoking is wrong and smokers are sent away from the public to smoke. Does that mean non-smokers are intolerant? I can understand concerns for traffic, I can understand questioning if lawmakers will be swayed by dollars, but where is all the animosity coming from?

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Posted by Timarra Gehring on 08/15/2013 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Area food trucks unite under the Curbside Cuisine banner, taking gourmet to the street

These trucks need to be at Freedom Financial Expo Center when they have big weekend shows there; the lone concession stand inside that place is a joke.

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Posted by OldCrank on 08/14/2013 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Area food trucks unite under the Curbside Cuisine banner, taking gourmet to the street

This is primo can pull around back if you are driving, and for the same price as unhealthy drive thru food, get a quick and stunningly delicious and wholesome meal.

In all my years downtown, this is the best value and the best food I have eaten, hands down.

The spirit is fun and happy...every one wins, the vendors, the filled and satisfied customers...I am telling you, this food is as good as it gets at any price anywhere.

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Posted by TejonTech on 08/14/2013 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Sunblock for SunShare

Hey Bob K, did you know that the subsidies given to oil and gas are specifically for the exploration of alternate forms of fuel. Whether or not subsidies are actually used for such purposes is unknown. The federal government certainly wouldn't follow up on money spent to see if it was spent wisely. After all, it is not their money.

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Posted by siggie on 08/13/2013 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Sunblock for SunShare

Bob Kinsey, Regardless of what you say about the article, your head is in the clouds. What you and this article (which has plenty of flaws, especially that bit about how many miles of solar it would take to run the country, the truth is no amount of solar can run the country, it won't power any grid in the world which is why scraggly bearded hipsters like this guy have to glom on to an actual utility, but I digress) where was I? Oh yeah you, and this article are trying to imply that this energy source, that requires no fuel whatsoever, is being spurned because utilities just enjoy buying trainloads of coal. That is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard. If this photo-voltaic array actually could deliver power, it would be used. Business alone would by it to get factories off the grid and increase profits by not having to pay for an electrical bill. But it doesn't work and is probably decades away from being ready for prime time.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 08/13/2013 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Sunblock for SunShare

The posted article from The Australian is, according to FAIR, loaded with misinformation and lies. Just the phrase, "generous subsidies" is intentionally misleading. The Oil and Gas industry receives far greater subsidies than renewable ever have and continue to receive despite their record profits and environmental mayhem. Germany achieved 50% of total usage via solar one day this July. They have been acting responsibly with regard to their commitments to the Kyoto Treaty. Their plan is to be 100% renewable by 2050. --and their economy seems to be one of the strongest in the EU and perhaps the world. It is long past time for the rest of the world's citizens to act as responsibly before we lose a planet capable of sustaining prosperous and happy biological life.

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Posted by Bob Kinsey on 08/13/2013 at 7:56 AM

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