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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “Trash and trash-talking derail community conversation about homelessness

Looking at this from a sociological standpoint, it almost seems reflective of society as a whole. A quick trip to any of Colorado's outdoor wonders will show you the same thing. Some visitors are meticulous with clean up leaving barely a footprint, others are content to unload any and all of their worldly detritus around seemingly to remind everyone they were there. On one outing this summer to guffy gorge [paradise cove] I found bottles [not unexpected] two spent diapers, at least 10 dog poop bags [still confused why you would take the time to bag it but then leave it] a car battery, a host of lotto tickets and a condom wrapper. I seriously doubt those were left by a group of roving homeless looking to cliff dive. Maybe society just needs a refresher course on how to treat the outdoors.

As for not having the resources to provide sanitation services on trails or supply more housing, I totally understand. Its not like Colorado has some cash crop we could sell recreationally in this city that would generate supplemental tax dollars... [yes I made the obligatory - "why the heck doesnt Colorado Springs follow the will of the voters and allow retail marijuana sales?!? "] I understand there are no easy answers but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

Apologies in advance for any grammar or spelling errors, I am typing this on my phone and haven't had my coffee yet.

Posted by Matt 1 on 02/24/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “EPCSO's Special Investigations Fund audited by Department of Justice

Good point, however Nicola Sapp, the uneducated and unqualified Chief Financial and Administration Officer of El Paso County should be held accountable too. As the CFAO, she is the gatekeeper of all things financial for El Paso County to include the Sheriff's Office. What disciplinary measures will she face? This falls on her shoulders too.

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Posted by EPC Anonymous on 02/23/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Trash and trash-talking derail community conversation about homelessness

This doesn't just occur downtown - there are camps across the creek from the Goose Gossage park, and further down near Criterium Bike Shop. Some of those are piled with trash - in those areas, there are no facilities of any kind so I presume they're using the creek (which some tents are pitched right next to) for a toilet.

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Posted by MargRita W on 02/22/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “EPCSO's Special Investigations Fund audited by Department of Justice

You don't say!

Here is good question! Who was held accountable for this stupidity? Was Larry Borland held accountable? Was Brian McPike or Jane Fromme held accountable? Heck, Fromme has been the bookkeeper of those funds for many years now. Did she get disciplined?

It's interesting, Elder and his "little house of horrors" tried hiding this until the DirtyElder website exposed it and the media started snooping! A lot more credibility goes out to the DirtyElder website, that's for sure!

In any event, all along so many EPC and EPSO staff have said Borland, McPike, Fromme, Kniffen, Bell and DeStefano are INCOMPETENT and SHOULD NOT be assigned to jobs that deal with money!!!! This shows one very clear example. What a shame!

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Posted by Asher777 on 02/22/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

clarity is not their strength, but you know haw many have no pensions?

no tears for this DA.

he should pay back lump sum , except if he dies his pension dies too

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Posted by apathetic on 02/22/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Trash and trash-talking derail community conversation about homelessness

so 2 kinds of people camping, how to divide responsibility? you cant.

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Posted by apathetic on 02/22/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Bill Maher Takes Credit for Milo Yiannopouloss Fall

After taking flak for inviting incendiary alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos onto his show Real Time, Bill Maher is now claiming credit for the pundits downfall. What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make a buck off of the lefts propensity for outrage, Maher said. And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, hes dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then hes dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Youre welcome.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/0…

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Posted by guruD on 02/22/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Bernie could have won, but only as a Democrat...

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Posted by Greg Motter on 02/21/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

Would be interesting if Mr. Zook found out if the employees at the Sheriff's Office that returned from retirement to work for Sheriff Elder had to pay back the retirement benefits they received.

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Posted by Facts on 02/21/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Breitbart Editor Calls Milo Yiannopoulos Comments Indefensible As His Future With The Site Remains In Doubt

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breitb…

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Posted by guruD on 02/21/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

LMAO- Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From Conservative Confab, Loses Book Deal
Gay alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference after videos surfaced of him defending sex between men and boys and making light of the sexual assault of women.
The videos have also cost him a book contract with Simon & Schuster and are threatening his position with conservative website Breitbart. KARMA IS A BITCH!!!

http://www.advocate.com/politics/2017/2/20…

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Posted by guruD on 02/21/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

Something is very wrong with this! The fact that Dan received no notification from the Plan about return to work clause is unacceptable!! Was his wife notified? Did she sign a waiver? I think the Plan, the county commissioners and whatever powers that be need to look at how retirees are notified about retirement, return to work policy and how it affects the spouse! This should not be happening to someone who put in nearly 30 years for El Paso county!!!!

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Posted by Hawk57 on 02/16/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Bernie was never a Democrat to begin with.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/15/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Nobody gave Trump a chance. Ya never know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/15/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

One thing not in the article is that Dan was Prosecutor of the year in 2004, the first from El Paso County in state history.

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Posted by Hawk57 on 02/15/2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

"Bernie would have won"??? These folks aren't just drinking the Kool Aid, they're bathing in it. I hope this article is true, though, and Sanders actually sucks more power away from the loony left by forming his own party. That will absolutely guarantee a GOP stronghold on power for the next 16 years--at LEAST.

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Posted by Louis E. Walker on 02/15/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Feel the Bern! The www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org is basically the VPP in colorado. It might go...hmmm

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Posted by vermontertrans on 02/15/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

This is a classic example of El Paso Countys infamous diversion tactic! A classic example of a retiree, in this case, getting screwed by El Paso County. Its a County Retirement Plan anyone in their right mind would expect that the Commissioners would have some oversight of that plan, but yet Commissioner Littleton plays the typical no one told me card and County Attorney Amy Folsom, a woman who should not have a license to practice law, plays interference for the Commissioners because she has no other real value; just like her girlfriend Diana May. Nevertheless, where is the accountability? Again, its an El Paso County Retirement Plan and our sleazy Commissioners dont have oversight? No one is being educated on how the plan works? Something isnt making sense there!

We all know that CFAO Nicola Sapp has her hands in the Retirement Plan. Will she be held accountable for this major flaw? Could this be another example of her stupidity and evidence of being unqualified for a CFAO job? What the heck is going on with El Paso County? No retiree should be faced with this! They shouldnt get railroaded by a retirement plan put in place through the government entity for which they devoted years of their lives.

Oh my word, we have a dirty Sheriff and Undersheriff, a dirty District Attorney, sexual predators in the workplace, people in jobs for which they are not qualified, and a board full of dirty Commissioners led by none other than Darryl Short Short Man Glenn. No wonder this County is a laughing stock!

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Posted by Asher777 on 02/15/2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Together for Colorado Springs to help candidates, support issues

I'm all for free tuition at state universities! AND SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE! Super! www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org

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Posted by coloradostrward on 02/11/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Could El Paso County get caught in Trump’s immigration policy?

how about we start letting in 100,000 Russian armed immigrants monthly maybe they could make the states OBAY currant immigration laws its called US CODE read it wise guy NO ID NO passport NO shot records CO criminal background check NO NO NO WTF are you folks insane or just stupid For all the bleeding liberals OPEN YOUR HOUSE UP PUT UP A SIGN that says OPEN DOOR POLICY--FREE ENTRY HERE come on in i dont have any guns and there cash here for you and i have 3 children then punch yourself in the face

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Posted by fairlady280 on 02/08/2017 at 9:13 AM

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