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Re: “The Earthships are coming

And why isn't this being built in the URA area downtown? Our city leaders tell us that downtown needs VISION and REVITALIZATION. This developer's plan is NEW and EXCITING and one that I can support. And, unlike the C4C proposed stadium, it is not 100% publicly funded, which even under the most optimistic of event/attendance projections, will be unable to generate sufficient revenue to service the debt to build this asphalt ringed duplicate of the World Arena.

Housing is being planned not for downtown but for east of the city. The future of COS is along the Powers corridor and eastward. No amount of state, county, and city govt money used to build skyscrapers will be enough to "revitalize" downtown. If the URA area is to be developed as an urban neighborhood, the impetus will come from entrepreneurs who envision the potential for profit and are willing to put their own money at risk. The C4C proposed stadium is an economic development scheme between govt and its developer partner that will not turn a profit and will require public money and a continuing public subsidy that will be paid for by US from OUR future sales tax revenue.

The Earthships project intends to use cisterns to collect rain water. This is an obviously practical solution for our high desert area but one that faces a major hurdle, namely Colorado water laws. Our legislators need to revisit these laws, recognize that the "science" behind them is nonsense and revoke them. Joel Salatin, in his book "Folks, this ain't normal" writes, "Perhaps no state has a more wrongheaded, antiwater environment than Colorado. According to official Colorado govt idiocy, if you impound water, you're hoarding a public resource." This quote is from the chapter "Grasping for Water". The entire book is a combination of science and common sense from a farmer and advocate for sustainability and the rightness of traditional farming and ranching methods that once upon a time in America produced healthy people who could take care of themselves, their family, their neighbors, and their community.

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Posted by curious on 06/05/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The loan rangers


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Posted by MaconFiinanceloans on 06/03/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “The loan rangers

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Posted by MaconFiinanceloans on 06/03/2014 at 8:29 AM

Re: “The end of school

I hate to be that guy, but feeling "like a genius" does not equal being a genius. As a teacher, I am a little agitated that a back-talking attitude during school time is being rewarded here with couch time. In honesty, what happens to someone who thinks that their own vision of right and wrong matters more than the rules that govern our society and the knowledge we are expected to possess in order to live and work within it? We need free thinkers that are willing to be held accountable for their growth as thinkers.

Of course, schools tend to go the whole "Accountability = Testing" way, missing the point of building a competent thinker in the first place. The single most important 21st century skill is the ability to seek the skills needed to resolve an authentic problem, not the possession of said skills in the first place. The problem here is that these students may or may not be getting the resources to look for the skills they need, and there is literally no way to know whether any of this is good until they succeed or fail. And even if it works, one program is not like another.

For the sake of Kody and Katy, I hope it works.

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Posted by Ian Davis on 05/31/2014 at 8:52 PM

Re: “The end of school

School has just let out for the summer. The ultimate merits or problems of unschooling have yet to be determined, but it seems to me we have very little to lose if we set up some school buildings as unschools just for the summer recess months to see what happens.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/30/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “The end of school

I unschooled for over two years and the gains my kids made were beyond belief. Founders and Mentors of Proprius, you are visionary! On behalf of all the children who will benefit immeasurably from Proprius, I thank you!!! Parents; trust your heart and your kids, support their interests and get out of the way! For parents at a cross roads I found "The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School by Valerie Fitzenreiter" an empowering and reassuring resource. That book weighed heavily in my decision to unschool.

People who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. *And people who have never tried it shouldn't speculate on how it can't be done.*

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Posted by Catherine Lee on 05/28/2014 at 11:18 PM

Re: “The end of school

Many of these kids are victims (yes victims) of an unstructured family life. Their parents have more money than a willingness to give their kids the structure necessary to prepare them for adulthood.

Here is an education concept that says, "You never had the strength or willingness to take away your child's video games or cellphones when it was necessary. So for a price, we'll trick your kid's video game and cellphone addicted brains into learning're relieved of guilt and they learn just enough to get by."

God help these kids when it's time for them to be thrown into a structured corporate setting.

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Posted by Daren Daniels on 05/28/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Star treatment

Terry met his wife Vicki and married in 1986; they have two children, Katie, 25, and Brian, 21 and two grandchildren.

call his daughter and ask what she thinks:

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Posted by Pueblo Potter on 05/28/2014 at 7:37 AM

Re: “One canine humps another — and four lawyers later, we've got all sorts of entanglements

I guess the moral of the story is to keep your pets confined or on leash, especially if you live in a heavily populated complex where it's easy for pets to get themselves into trouble just being what and who they are without owner supervision. An ounce of owner responsibility would have avoided this whole thing.

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Posted by PinColorado on 05/25/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “One canine humps another — and four lawyers later, we've got all sorts of entanglements

Praying for Justice for Mashka. Rest in peace beautiful baby. ALL the owner wants is some compassion shown. Shame on Joe Mahor. HE should not be above the law. I repeat, Praying for Justice for Mashka!

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Posted by Vicki Howell on 05/21/2014 at 8:12 PM

Re: “In Pueblo's fight against obsolescence, colorful players emerge — and can't be ignored

Bravo, Edie, on a well-written story about the Pueblo Arts Scene.

We have a second home in Pueblo and especially enjoy the First Friday events and activities at the Shoe Factory and Kadoya Gallery. Gregory Howell is a hoot and his work on the "Artery" is particularly impressive--glad you gave it more exposure.

It would be great to get your article re-printed by our Pueblo Chieftain so that more community members become aware of how a little creativity can make communities like Pueblo be so GREAT!

Being named a State Designated Creative District (under the leadership of Susan Fries and the Pueblo Arts Alliance) is huge for Pueblo. The Creative Industries are the fifth fastest growing industry in Colorado, and it is refreshing to see a grassroots effort to build a new industry (and brand) in Pueblo without depending on PEDCO or the Chamber to do it. Here's hoping that we'll see more participation/presence and vocal support for our arts scene by our Pueblo leadership.
Julie Ann Woods
Snowmass Village

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Posted by elkmtnplan on 05/05/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Inaugural Colorado Springs Craft Week launches with three reasons to love local

The Wild Goose is my least favorite place in Colorado Springs.

The goofy way you have to go up front to order each time you want another beer and then are forced click a box for 10-30 percent tips for this no service when no tip is warranted is just for starters.

The tables are so close together it is impossible to move around. The place is noisy and chaotic, while expensive.

It is clearly survival of the fittest while fighting your way through lines at the front, around tables on the floor, and to have enough money to pay all the "tips" extracted.

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Posted by TejonTech on 04/23/2014 at 5:42 PM

Re: “The tick and the time bomb

Can anyone recommend a LLMD in Colorado?

Posted by marsblack007 on 04/23/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “A century ago this week, Southern Colorado was at war

Also Martelle says that "most of these people" came from the war in the Balkans. That was in the imagination of Chase. There is no evidence of that.

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Posted by Mother Jones on 04/22/2014 at 7:09 PM

Re: “A century ago this week, Southern Colorado was at war

The comment on Mother Jones borders on a stereotype and is borderline misogynist. Same is true in Martelle's book. Chase's version of her comes across in the book.

In fact, Mother Jones was an architect of much of the UMWA policy in Colorado, and had worked with others on the left since 1897 to create a union movement capable of the struggle. At its core, it was a family-oriented woman-centered strategy. In 1903 she had argued against the union leadership for the unity between northern and southern field. Since 1897 she had been the architect of the family tent encampments and putting women on the front lines.

She comes across as just a rousing speaker here. The woman endured 3 months of imprisonment for habeas corpus rights. Imagine 3 months with no reading and writing materials, not a pen or pencil, no communication, no visitors, part of it in rat-infested cold jail. OK, you probably can now that we have Guantanamo.

To reduce her role in Colorado to a good inspiring speaker and publicity hound belittles the monumental contribution. In addition, she used a global perspective. I know everyone is not a hero, but rousing the miners to manliness was the least of what she did.

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Posted by Mother Jones on 04/22/2014 at 6:37 PM

Re: “A century ago this week, Southern Colorado was at war

Nothing's changed in 100 years. See:

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/17/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “A century ago this week, Southern Colorado was at war

We don't ignore labor history, we're deprived of it, by corporate rulers who don't want an informed, adversarial populace. Martelle is disingenuous or he's a clod.

And to argue that Ludlow wasn't a massacre is like suggesting America's imperial policy doesn't intend genocide. US victims can't be dismissed as "collateral damage" simply because American soldiers don't comprehend the consequences of their deployment. The Colorado National Guard set the Ludlow camp afire without any record of having warned its occupants, who were mostly women and children.

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Posted by on 04/17/2014 at 12:59 AM

Re: “A century ago this week, Southern Colorado was at war

Interesting conversation between two ignorant people bent on writing and remembering history that they were not a part. That one is not aware of the event or the monument does not mean that this is the case for everyone.
The governor's militia burning tents are somehow absolved of "massacre" because it is assumed or reported they did not know people were in those tents or hiding in some secret "chamber"? This is pure nonsense. The tents were the residences of the workers, burning those tents was an act of homicidal mob mentality. "They did not know" is a poor defense then and now. Almost identical to the actions of government in Waco a few years ago. How many children did they kill there? None of course. The government protects us, they do not kill us, we kill ourselves.
What's next? The Battle of Sand Creek?

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 04/17/2014 at 12:35 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: “Why illegal dumping plagues the city

There are programs in Chicago & Detroit where they will put 5 feet of composted soil on an empty lot and make citizen gardens in the worst areas in the big cities, where people can't buy veggies in their small corner stores. Cheap and efficient. Why can't CS do this here and instead maybe people wouldn't dump there trash there???

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Posted by gurudori on 03/28/2014 at 10:00 AM

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