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Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

Some ignorant posts out here by people who don't know the dogs or owners. Can attest to Roxy being one of the sweetest dogs I know and the owners are great people who care. Anyone who knows these people say the same thing.

16 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Troy Davis on 09/21/2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “CSPD cop later charged with racketeering is allowed to stay on to qualify for a pension

And his salary would pay for 2 new hires. The CSPD is being mismanaged and creating a situation where to make voters think a new tax is needed. Shameful.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 09/21/2016 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

I wonder why this humane society--whose spokeswoman says "According to the law, it has to be pretty severe in order for us to remove someone's animal. They have to be pretty much in immediate danger"--hasn't done what dozens of humane societies have done all over the country: work to get stricter animal welfare laws. In some cities chaining a dog out is illegal. And in many, the laws regarding neglect are much stronger than they are here. That happened in those other cities because humane society leaders cared enough to make it happen.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by SLP on 09/21/2016 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Transit makes final seasonal changes

Expanding the route that averages three driver's licenses per household... Land Rover, Mercedes and a trick Honda, ha! Ride the #4, habla ingles? ...or whatever they speak in Slovenia. Ask your friend's wife, her cousins might be indentured with you. I know you counter-bloodlines have been raging against the "nobility" out of eastern Europe for centuries. Please take your money and ego to the Cayman's. This is sacred land where you golf.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by boughtmore on 09/21/2016 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Local election poll unsurprising

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to crack the two party system. Undecided plus "neither of the main candidates" totals 21.5 . Plus Big Johnson's 5 percent is more than Hillary's got, this poll was taken before she was found to be lying about her poor health. The two-party(more like one!) system will inexorably entrench after being blindsided by "the Donald". Two things are clear... We have to hit the establishment with both barrels and we have to do it NOW while they are in disarray. The other thing, the sad thing, is Trump is exactly what brainwashed, xenophobic morons recognize, respect and deserve. The track record of the oracular powers of EPC voters are made clear enough to embarrass anybody foolhardy enough to pay for a poll. hehe!

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by boughtmore on 09/21/2016 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Transit makes final seasonal changes

Smooth move Anschutz! Now let your slaves possess their own passports!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by boughtmore on 09/21/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

Let’s break Ray’s comments down line by line…
“Most of these so-called bikers are a menace to the public.”
Most is a tricky word, is it really most cyclist or maybe just the ones that you noticed and can still remember. Do you remember every cyclist you saw who was not being a menace?
“It is time to force bikers to be licensed, carry liability insurance,”
Licensed? So at what age would you like kids to start taking a test to ride their bike? Most cyclists also have a car and also then have a license and insurance. Cyclists also don’t need a license to be ticketed by police for breaking traffic laws.
“and to pay road taxes like the rest of do.”
Road taxes don’t even pay for most of the road. Property, income and sales tax (think 2C) make up a larger portion of the funding. Plus, the large majority of cyclists own cars. They also pay the exact same taxes even when they are riding their bicycle which has the added benefit of greatly reducing the wear and tear on those roads (less potholes for everyone)
“I've seen bikers----the large majority”
What did we say about using the word majority…
“run stop signs, weave in and out of traffic”
Some cyclists break traffic laws, and they should be ticketed for, so do cars and every road user every day. Cyclist do not break traffic laws in a greater quantity just because they are cyclist (you just happen to remember them more). And no, the sample size of only the cyclist you remember doesn’t count.
“kick cars for no reason other than spite, so on and so forth.”
Let’s hope they stub their toe…that’s just rude no matter what type of transportation you choose.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Adam Jeffrey on 09/21/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

Dogs are only as vicious as they are trained and treated. Treat them well and train them well and they are good animals. Treat them cruelly and train them to kill....they will.
Mary Ann Redfern and others like her need to get their heads out of the poop bag they are in......NO DOG IS is all HOW THEY ARE TREATED AND TRAINED. Even a poodle can be trained as a KILLER!

13 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Brian Bonnell on 09/21/2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

IGNORANCE! ABUSE will change all living creatures. Pit Bulls are no different than any other animal. Horses are known to be violent and have had to be put down. Other dog breeds have also been violent and have been put down.

IT IS USUALLY THE OWNER! An owner needs to educate themselves before taking on a pet. ANY PET. Are you expecting to board a horse in an apartment? Do you have the time to devote to your pet? It takes time and effort to socialize a pet. Is your home appropriate for the pet? Is it calm or in chaos? Wll the pet fit in with other pets you may have? Can you afford the pet, food, vaccines, vets, etc.? Do you have adequate housing for you pet?

BEWARE OF THE WARNINGS? Don't put a fox in a chicken coup? Be aware of consequences. A baby cannot defend itself against animals. THINK! FIND YOUR COMMON SENSE.

I speak from experience. I own 3 pits bulls. I live alone on an acre of land with several acres between neighbors. I don't have any children visiting. I am usually home 24/7.
I am applauded by the animal control dept in my area. I am more afraid of someone killing my dogs because they are pits then I am of them biting someone. They have never been mistreated by a human and they trust people.


11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Till Layce on 09/21/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

dogs arnt bad animals ANY OF THEM the dog will respond to how it is treated period. as for the officer? those igits arnt allowed on my property AT ALL...EVER!! most of em dont know what they are doing. and the dogs know it. alot of them dont even like animals. AND THE DOGS KNOW IT. as for pits they are sweet and awesome IF you are a dog lover. if your not a dog lover maybe you should choose another type of pet ...maybe a turtle.

17 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/21/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “DUI, gang and other units shift to the streets as crime rates surge, response times lag

Pitiful. The city has entered YOYO territory, i.e., You're On Your Own.
Meanwhile, the Mayor runs off to AZ, telling them not to legalize MJ.
Is there a "bathroom bill" due soon from our enlightened leadership?
Major companies are beating down the doors to move here. NOT!!

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 09/21/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

Most of these so-called bikers are a menace to the public.
It is time to force bikers to be licensed, carry liability insurance, and to pay road taxes like the rest of do.
I've seen bikers----the large majority---run stop signs, weave in and out of traffic, kick cars for no reason other than spite, so on and so forth.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Ray Jackson on 09/21/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

One thing the authorities cannot do is continue to return known vicious dogs back to irresponsible, delusional owners until someone is DEAD. The dogs should be put down. Public safety MUST come before the self imagined right to own a well documented vicious breed. People who failed to control their dogs once will fail again.

13 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by Kathryn D on 09/21/2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

Pit bulls are never appropriate pets ever. Don't be fooled by the lies pit proponents propagate that "pits are just like other dogs". Sadly, pits are nothing like other dogs. Pit bulls maul, maim and kill more people, pets and livestock animals than all other dog breeds and mixes combined. Choose your pet dog carefully. Choose life.

13 likes, 52 dislikes
Posted by Mary Ann Redfern on 09/21/2016 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department would inspect construction of its business partner


Mr. Jenkins is NOT going to use HIS funds to build anything. He is going to use taxpayer funds, this is a pattern with him. Taxpayers pay for his developments, he profits, and we are stuck with his tasteless, whitebread vision for the city. Hello to more chain restaurants and meat market bars coming soon. Goodbye, bookstores, art galleries, and anything resembling culture..... Pure corporate welfare.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by hippyhelper on 09/20/2016 at 9:11 PM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Liz Sousa on 09/20/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department would inspect construction of its business partner

I have lived here for about 4 years now. Coming from the Western Slope and other places in the country, the local government here seems abnormally corrupt. As a liberal democrat, I am at an odd crossroads where I actually won't vote for tax increases, due to the amount of obvious corruption in COS.
The C4C project literally came from nowhere and is up and running- without any input from the taxpayers. The citizens voted for recreational MJ, the city leadership decided to not respect the vote and overturned it. St. Francis hospital sells for 50k. The list goes on, and on, and on.
OldCrank- you sound like an Old Fool. Is this an attempt at propaganda or is this how your reasoning actually works?

COS needs to elect officials who desire to actually serve our community- with a few good leaders it wouldn't be hard to fix up our city. Cancel the corruption, the buddy buddy deals with developers like the Jenkins, and we ought to be ok.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 09/20/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

Tannim, I do not remember you ever coming to a D11 Budget Subcommittee meeting. However, the next one is September 27th at 6pm in the BoE room. Come, participate and become learned as to where the money goes in the District. I assure you, the spend on overhead is NOT there.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by groebke on 09/19/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Less police means more crime? Is that what I gleaned from skimming over this article? I was unaware that police stopped crime and thought they mostly investigated crime that had already occurred. I also thought that police here had the number one spot on the budget followed by the mayors office. (Go figure that one out, or I am reading everything wrong and if I am reading everything wrong then happy day! I can finally start to fit into society!)
A large city's police force should be self-sufficient but that cannot happen when "tools" are always being purchased to fight the War on ___________________ (fill in the blank). I would love to contract with the city to enforce traffic laws. There is a killing to be made writing traffic tickets but that won't happen because historically, at least up until a few years ago a ton of crime was solved, fugitives arrested etc all through simple traffic stops. Not roadblocks or SWAT teams or undercover investigations lasting years....
Don't get me wrong, I support legitimate law enforcement but not Rights violations, profiling or the tricks that are used to turn a simple incident into an arrest.
I was also wondering, how fast do the new patrol cars go?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Wyman on 09/19/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

I'll be voting no on a permanent mill levy override.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/19/2016 at 7:44 PM

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