I haven't lived in Denver, but every young person I know tells me it's a better place to live. Usually this is because it's easier to find a job up there. The lack of a political voice is not a concern for the majority of young people. Political representation is not going to affect young people's lives (or...they won't care if it does impact them). Unless our local government grows some 'teeth' and starts fighting for a revitalized lower-middle economy then the only young people here will be the ones just passing through.
by the way, your religious life is yours personally, our local government doesn't have the jurisdiction to condenm the entire town to hell.
Well. There isn't much for a young person in the springs these days, or anywhere for that matter. Let the news tell you unemployment is down, and know that they are lying to you.
Part of the problem for young people in our town is that they are either high tech geeks who don't go out at night, or they are gay, or they are PTSD guys from fort Carson looking to stab someone.
Then that crowd has as their only options bad bars on Tejon or chain bars on Powers.
Not a good place for young people.
The Colorado Medicaid Director admits the tool has flaws in her letter to the Medical Services Board, http://joshuawinkler.com/MSB_Letter-Pediat…, but refuses to restore hours to kids while they attempt to fix the broken tool. This Pediatric tool is based on a Medicare tool used to evaluate homebound seniors, not kids who can and should be able to participate in their community.
The mayor let power go to his head...and is as bought into the system as anyone ever has been.
This tool was implemented as part of a larger home health rule "benefit standard", advocacy organizations across the state warned the department in September 2012 the tool was flawed, and informed the Medical Services Board of their concerns in a joint letter, http://joshuawinkler.com/MSB_Concerns.pdf, the dep't did nothing and children with disabilities across Colorado are suffering as a result!
The mayor did lie. He has his own agenda & no one but his cronies & their goals matter!! I say we recall him.
You can include many of us 40 somethings as well...
The real estate and development people have long been in control of this town...which is why we have water restrictions, over-development with no compensatory costs or fees for infrastructure, pure profit for the Broadmoor crowd.
This city has been mismanaged since Bob Isaac stepped down as city manager.
The mayor is living in denial about the true city demographic, council decisions are controlled by the new housing/development types, and no one seems to be capable of hiring people who have the spunk, skills, and ideas to stand up and make a difference. The growth in the use of consultants is a clear indicator that the dike is leaking and only stopgap measures are being taken.
The city's future is in question. Will it sink further into decay or become a thriving metropolis? That is the challenge to our current city leadership. My money is on the former.
Milligan is a far left whack job who is trying to recreate the city to be godless and valueless, she is anti-family and anti-religion, so of course she is not 'at the table'...we are not that sort of community, nor do we want to be...it is the path to hell.
As my experience as a young professional who also has grown up in this city, this city will always be full of corrupt good ole boys who never want to change or grow. The only hope for the youth who live in this dead end town is to move to Denver. I lived there briefly and it was so much better. The job situation is better, the people are friendlier, there's more to do up there, I feel safer up here (unlike here), there's open minded people unlike here, and the women are mega babes and aren't unreasonably stuck up like here. In fact I want to move back to Denver. This town gives me the creeps how backwards it is. Definitely more negatives than positives if you live here, especially if you are normal and college educated and not in the military.
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) should be ashamed of themselves, the very problems that are occurring now were warned about by advocates last year http://www.joshuawinkler.com/MSB_Concerns.…. The Medical Services Board, the Governor appointed committee that approves Medicaid rules in Colorado, asked HCPF to stop using the tool at their April 12, 2013 meeting but the dep't refused. HCPF is mis-interpreting or over extending the federal requirements on documenting "medical necessity". Call HCPF, 303-866-3513, and the Governor's office, 303-866-2471, to voice your concerns.
Oh Please! This is child abuse.
Fourth Grader's Gay Marriage Essay Goes Viral Posted: 04/24/2013 2:20 pm
A fourth grader's poignant plea for gay marriage is making the blogosphere rounds.
In the letter, which was originally posted on Reddit, reads, "As you can see gay people should have the right to get married and shouldn't judge other peoples lives because if you was gay you wouldn't want people talking about you." Check out the letter in full below:
Why gay people should be ablt to get married is you can’t stop two adult’s from getting married because there grown and it doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it. And you should be happy for them because it’s a big moment in their life. When I went to my grandparents wedding it was the happies moment.
As you can see gay people should have the right to get married and you shouldn’t judge other peoples lives because if you wat gay you wouldn’t want people talking about you.
Buzzfeed and Towleroad have been among the various media outlets to subsequently post the letter. Children across the nation -- many of which have been raised by gay or lesbian parents -- have been making headlines after sounding off on marriage equality in a variety of different ways.
Actually marriage of husband and wife to become father and mother, to have children, and to care for them and raise them to be moral and productive citizens warrants tax benefits to help that happen.
The gay choice offers no such contribution to the stability of society, and like cigarettes should have sin tax placed on it.
Wow jinxx - what's with that town of yours? Are you the only one that reads? Do they have libraries in CS for all residents? Or are there only bibles and a creationism section?
So by your logic, the government should have nothing to do with marriage, of any kind, and all benefits / protections provided the government for married couples should be tossed out the window?
It is the same as forcing us to underwrite abortions or the morning after pill. The job of government is to defend our freedom, not fund sin.
From his very mouth, for all George Soros lovers and defenders:
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