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Re: “After fleet, city will turn to the Fire Department for more savings

revelations in last year.
budget had gone up for fleet services.
local parts suppliers are being supplanted by suppliers from other states or city's.
(supporting jobs in those areas with our tax dollars) .
council had Serco employee on it.
Serco tried to run fleet of fire trucks in California nd was given the boot shortly afte.
Serco ran Dallas fleet and was booted after a short while
memorial health is exploding costs due to pera silly ness.

more than I can say here many many things have proven to be not as they seemed.

Posted by bean counter on 02/26/2015 at 10:37 PM

Re: “More pension tension

so will we get third lawsuit for the city fleet Pera staff that were kicked to the curb? or did the memorial deal teach them the way to skirt any obligation. glad to see the myopic mayor moving along with stunningly brilliant decisions. so even if c4c could work the origin of it and the people pushing it seem to be inept. can we just push pause and look at every single decision he has made before implementing policy that will cost far more than it saves, at every turn he looses money to lawsuits or offshoring!! see you tube "Serco the biggest company you have never heard of " they run our fleet, and an aspect of Obama care.... wonder if Bach even looked at the company before accepting bids.

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Posted by bean counter on 02/26/2015 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Bent out of shape

Sounds like just one more example of the more powerful moneyed interests trying to use government to drive out the little guy so they can seize (financial) control. Same thing's happened in medical marijuana with home-based caregivers. Same thing has happened with lawyers trying to control mediators. Same thing has happened with the psychological community trying to ban unlicensed therapists. Fortunately the little guy in the yoga community has an ace to play ... Link your training to religion. They can't touch you.

Posted by Zen on 02/26/2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “The undecided factor

LOL. Joel Miller 2%. What an obstructionist douche.

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Posted by Zen on 02/26/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Bent out of shape

You've probably heard, but this bill passed the Senate Education Committee today, unanimously. No angry yogis. Just passionate and intelligent. The committee was welcoming and polite and respectful. More details and photos (including Sen Owen Hill performing an arm balance on the platform) on Facebook.

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Posted by Lenora McAndrews Degen on 02/25/2015 at 7:21 PM

Re: “The undecided factor

I am sure amy would have preferred to have the poll contain misleading wording that confused the hell out of everyone on purpose as she has done before. she might have a chance that way.

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Posted by happyfew on 02/25/2015 at 2:41 PM

Re: “The undecided factor

What an interesting person this seems to be. Every poll points to how well she is doing holding up 3rd place in the race -- trailing far behind Ms. Makepeace, yet convinced she is winning. 7.75% is a point at which one would seemingly see the writing on the wall and get out of the race. Braggng on FB about a poll you are 'leading' because you are really stroking social media to get your supporters to log on and vote for you is kind of like a flea thinking it is an elephant.

Amy Lathen for Mayor of Colorado Springs
Yesterday at 10:06am ·

Amy is currently leading in the Gazette's latest Mayoral candidate poll! Please go vote if you haven't already and stay tuned for the final numbers.

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Posted by Staci6 on 02/25/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Sue sentenced

If parents would be more active in their child's lives, then children like Isaac Grimes, would have shared more with their parents instead of being afraid to talk to them about the evil that is the essence of Simon Sue, especially if he was afraid of Simon, as he should have trusted in the fact that his parents are his protectors, not vice versa. And he wouldn't have had as much time to spend with Simon as he would have spent more time doing father-son activities, like fishing, bowling, camping, etc. And he could have gone to the police, but he wanted to be a thief and killer, no doubt in my mind. Instead of asking the judge for mercy, I think Isaac's parents should take responsibility for their son's actions and be allowed to lessen Isaac's sentence by serving time alongside their son. Let them put their money where their mouths are, so to speak. Let them each serve 20 years and Isaac can be freed. I'd be happy with that. But they wouldn't, even if it was offered to them, because they were too selfish to be good parents.

Posted by TruthSpeaks on 02/24/2015 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Keeping recalls weird

The independent (which in no way can be described as independent OR a newspaper) always tags Doug Bruce with "anti-tax activist" and makes it and him sound sinister. Similar to someone exercising their Fifth Amendment Rights on a television show or movie. The viewer knows the character is guilty and "taking the Fifth" is as bad as saying a suspect "lawyer-ed up". Amazing how the phrasing of something can alter the view of the basis of our free country. Your Rights are viewed by authorities as a nuisance and many citizens feel we do not need Rights or they should be adjusted out "common sense". I know very few that have or practice "common sense". The American Revolution fought by those old long forgotten colonists was about taxation. Doug Bruce has been attacked by government for authoring a tax bill that passed called TABOR. The Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) Amendment, took away government's unlimited power to tax citizens without their consent! Government has been harassing Bruce ever since while the indy and its "writers" show Bruce the same disrespect. So we know that The Independent and Hazelhurst et al want to pay more tax because they want to and want us all to as well. The way they refer to Bruce it would seem so.
It is just manipulation and phrasing is important. Ever hear a cop ask to search when he has no cause or warrant? He will say, "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear". He is trying to get you to give up your Rights. The Bill of Rights is all you have. I suggest you all ignore this media manipulation, seek out the truth for yourself and hang on to your Rights. Too many have erroneous beliefs created by media and the tags, phrases and the frenzies they create. I would also suggest visiting and learn something. He is not what you read in the indy. I do not know him and have talked to him once on the phone. He was a bit gruff just so you know I am not promoting anything other than Rights and fairness.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/22/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Shooting blanks

Remember the polio-like cases here in Denver, CO., all of which showed up only in individuals who had been fully up-to-date on all their shots? Well check this out...

"CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina could be seeing its first case of measles since the outbreak that began in California. That state announced Friday that they had 103 confirmed cases that began in mid-December, most in Orange County which is home to Disneyland where the outbreak began, according to WTVD." ~ Posted 2:45 pm, February 7, 2015

"The Cleveland County Health Department said the two patients tested negative for measles." ~ Updated at 10:27am, February 9, 2015…

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Posted by Jeff Welch on 02/21/2015 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Shooting blanks

I was sorely disappointed with this article. The Independent seems to have been bought. They're not supposed to be biased! They totally ignored the fact that the vaccinated CAN spread the diseases they're injected with (if it's a live virus, which they use today) through a process called "shedding." They completely ignored the fact that the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program reports HUGE numbers of injuries *and* DEATHS. They entirely avoided the fact that the masses are not educated on how to naturally develop strong immune systems, and what to do when ill (with whatever), because "don't worry, the for-profit medical industry will take care of you!"

What about all the contagious people who go visit the doctor, the hospital, schools, playgrounds, the library, AND GROCERY STORES (to get their meds at pharmacies)? What about the fact that the incubation period of a vaccinated child can last for weeks, which means THEY are dangerous to the non-vaccinated as well as the immunocompromised? What about the involvement Big Pharma has with cover-ups, manipulated data, LAWSUITS from their own former employees, and enslaving the masses to drugs for life, for profit (watch "Bought Movie" by Jeff Hayes)? Your beloved Dr. Donald Henderson may as well be the Big Daddy of Big Pharma, yet his work and opinion is the only thing they cover in this article (but you're unbiased, right?). He speaks of "showing a picture" to scare us into getting vaccines; would he show the pictures from the vaccine-injured or killed? What about the new paralysis-inducing polio-like disease going around that ONLY shows up in the fully vaccinated?

Now to mention CSindy's lazy use of the word "eradicated," which vaccines have never done to any disease, ever. The infectious diseases you mention were already on their way out when they introduced vaccines. Can you prove that the vaccines didn't keep the diseases around? How can the vaccines have "eradicated" smallpox when only 10% of the population was ever vaccinated? The Native Americans were the true sufferers of that one, afflicted by the poor hygiene and livestock introduction of the Europeans, and they bounced back just fine WITHOUT vaccines (despite the sadly huge amount of casualties -- read "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Loewen for a more accurate accounting of our history). So no, vaccines did not eradicate the diseases. A change in lifestyle -- improvement of hygiene and diet -- are what had the diseases running (until the vaccines came along). Vaccine schedules begin at birth and are boosted at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. In many cases, by the time the child is 6 years old they will have had dozens of doses. Funny how our Dr Henderson has failed to mention infants before 6 months usually cannot develop the antibodies they're vaccinated with because the immune system isn't even fully developed until somewhere between 6-12 months. Funny how The Independent seems to have ignored the original concept of "herd immunity," where the mother's breastmilk passes on her entire repertoire of immunity to the child; every disease her immune system has overcome throughout life. What, Dr. Henderson couldn't even admit that not only are vaccines still an uncertain science, often ineffective, but they are only temporary at best as an artificial "immunity?" Natural immunity is for life.

The question becomes, take a risk of being the cause of your child's injury and/or death by injecting them with numerous amounts of toxins, preservatives, heavy metals and other chemicals, even if it doesn't show up until they're older and become dependent on the pharmaceutical industry; or allow the immune system to develop naturally, to mature and become strengthened by fighting off infections the way it is intended to, and *respect* diseases by being educated and aware of how to deal with them in a manner most safe for the community. Hell, the medical industry doesn't even have that kind of respect for colds and flus, let alone any other contagion, and yet they're on authority to point the blame finger at us? Not sure about you, but I trust experience and peer-review results over the uncertain opinions of two-faced liars who stand to gain everything from us getting sick!

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Posted by Jeff Welch on 02/19/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Shooting blanks

Ask 16 year veteran CDC vaccine safety scientist, Dr. William Thompson, author of 2 of the 3 epidemiological studies on American population touted by CDC to “prove” the safety of Thimerosal (mercury) against developmental disabilities and he'll tell you "I have a boss who is asking me to lie. The higher ups wanted to do certain things and I went along with it. I was, in terms of chain in command, I was number four out of the five."
"My coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the Journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
Thompson also stated that he feels angry at himself for having participated in CDC’s decade of deception to conceal the links Thimerosal and brain damage including autism. “I have great shame now when I meet a family with kids with autism, because I have been a part of the problem….Here’s what I shoulder. I shoulder that the CDC has put the research ten years behind. Because the CDC has not been transparent, we’ve missed ten years of research, because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. They’re not doing what they should be doing. They are afraid to look for things that might be associated. There’s still a lot of shame with that….”

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Posted by CSaction on 02/18/2015 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Hole-y land

I drove around Denver for two days last week. Very few potholes. Hmm.

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Posted by longtooth on 02/11/2015 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Making lethal, legal

"...when one person is granted the legal right to intentionally kill another..."

Wrong. It is the dying person who opts to end their own life, no one makes them choose it, nothing is forced on any patient by anyone else.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/09/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Making lethal, legal

It's interesting that the people who were most opposed to assisted suicide were those with disabilities. They understand how much of danger it is to them when one person is granted the legal "right" to intentionally kill another person.

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Posted by Willam Nat on 02/08/2015 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Making lethal, legal

"rather disappointing that we must force our government to hear us via referendums"

Maybe you'd like to be in Canada this week where 9 judges imposed assisted suicide on 36 million people. Is that OK with you because it's a cause you favor?

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Posted by Willam Nat on 02/08/2015 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Making lethal, legal

The bill failed in committee by an 8-5 vote. I expect a voter referendum; rather disappointing that we must force our government to hear us via referendums.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/07/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “New Summit House moves ahead

"American rustic"? That sounds a lot like a glorified log cabin.

This is an opportunity to make a building that is a sculpture, one that soars and sweeps and provides views and overhangs and mimics the mountain's wind-swept majesty.

But hey, a log cabin will be nice, too.

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Posted by JohnKoury on 02/05/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Power struggle

327000 birds and bats die from coal energy per year. 7000 birds and bats from wind energy. Horses are not skittish animals that will even worry about a power line or any noise it might make. I own10 of them ride them right down the roads out here in Falcon they don't jump from the loud traffic. Military has to buy 25% of their energy from renewable sources and we have four bases here that need to buy it. Colorado Government requires 30% of their energy to be renewable. Just to keep up with that demand these are needed and this won't be the last one proposed south of the same area is another hill with empty land just prime for another one. When I was a kid and saw my first big wind mill I thought it was really cool looking and always have. Drove off the highway on dirt roads to go under them in Burlington. Bet money if they are built people will drive out to see them. Albert Einstein said 50 year ago. "New type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move towards higher levels." This is the only way we pass on a world to our grand children yet to come.

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Posted by Nick Carpenter on 02/03/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Foodenomics

Northgate? Upper Skyway? I would not exactly call those "food deserts" inhabited by "the poor."

Posted by Chas S Clifton on 02/01/2015 at 5:01 PM

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