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Re: “Stepping up Piñon Canyon use

AND new landing zones in the mountains:
and new army use of the AF landing strip out east of town: Bullseye:

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CSaction on 11/05/2014 at 7:21 AM

Re: “This could leave a mark

Even has a NAZI sounding name!

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Posted by Ronald E Griffey on 11/04/2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs pot delivery stretches the law

This article is almost 2 years old. has there been any updated news on where this is going for 2015? Very good info BTW!

Posted by Jym Fair on 11/03/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Gotcha covered

So, if the system is operated by volunteers, why does the photo show a policeman in front of it?

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 10/31/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Gotcha covered

This is troubling and straddling the line as far as what is legal to employ for law-enforcement to use without a warrant. Information or intel gathered this can have far reaching effects. Listening devices and other high-tech items can make police work easier but in troubled areas a police presence is preferred.
I have talked to person's who think police can use a K-9 anytime they want which means the do not know their own Rights. If it were true about K-9s then every officer would have one. I have heard another phrase oft repeated "Police can do anything they want". That is a telling thought and is indicative that people believe we are in or close to a "police state". I wonder sometimes myself...
Which makes me recall the recent funeral for a K-9 in Oklahoma. I saw that online and thought that those people were out of their minds. "The dog loved his job" comments were all over. Excuse me but that animal had no idea he had a job and that he may very well end up dead. Would the dog have gone into harms way knowing this? I see it as animal abuse on the part of police. Using K-9s in "The War On Drugs" conjures memories of German soldiers. If it is a War then use tanks and missiles but I advise is stop this War now. It is a political motivated War and nothing about it creates a safer public just fear.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 10/31/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Flood assessment

As we approach the end of the election cycle, there is a CENSORSHIP issue that, I feel, you should be made aware of regarding ISSUE 1B - the Stormwater issue. You know that I am a supporter of resolving our drainage infrastructure. I attended the El Pomar session and shook hands with Mr. Dave Munger afterward. I told him that I support many of the things he said but cannot support a fee-based funding mechanism. He told me about their survey - that voters actually preferred a fee over a tax. I asked to see that and did find the results on the web site. What I found was startling and thought the public needed to see the results for themselves...and YOU need to see these results too.

When I published these results on their Facebook page, the Pikes Peak Stormwater administrators REMOVED my comments. I also commented on the video that they use showing Commissioner Glenn voicing his support. When I commented on that loop about these findings - THEY REMOVED THEM. I respect Commissioner Glenn but if I can't comment on his views given that he MAY be one of the commissioners appointed to the PPRDA board if this passes, then what does that tell you about DIRECT versus INDIRECT input to this whole effort. But I digress.

Mr. Munger, in his talk at the El Pomar session stated that voters actually supported a fee over a tax in their survey. The results below seem to back that up but there are things he is NOT telling the public.

First - even in the line of question directed at the fee in which 44% either strongly support or somewhat support the fee, a full 50% OPPOSE the fee. They didn't want anyone to see that so they removed my comments from their FB page.

Second - the math for the line of question about the sales tax approach seems to say that 40% either strongly support or somewhat support the sales tax approach. The front page of this report states that the Margin of Error for this survey is +/- 4.9%. Therefore, there is a statistical tie between the fee-based approach and the sales tax approach - but they don't want you to know that so they removed my comments from their FB page.

Third - If you look at those opposed, and pardon the colloquial phrase, but the public thinks they all suck....just that the fee-based approach sucks the least. But they didn't want you to know that so they removed my comments from their FB page.

Fourth - and most startling. For completeness the survey asked about a Public Debt funding option involving 20 year bonds to raise the necessary funding then re-pay the bonds. 53% supported that approach. That's right....53% supported that approach. a strange move, either the polling company or the Stormwater Taskforce thought that the respondents were confused about that approach. So ONE WEEK LATER they called back those respondents who supported the public debt approach and posed 5 more questions to them that essentially poked holes in the approach and asked "would you be as likely or less likely to support that approach?" NOW..what kind of survey result is that when, one week later you call them back to ask "what did you really mean". BUT..they don't want you to know that so they removed my comments from their FB page.

This is tragic. I am concerned about the state of our infrastructure. I support a regional approach to this problem. I think there are other issues within city and county administrations that needs fixing too so that this issue is manageable over the long run. I think drainage is BASIC Infrastructure that should be funded by operating budgets supported by the tax base - not special fees. I cannot support the fee-based approach. Lastly, I certainly cannot stand attempts to CENSOR my opportunity to present these issues to the Stormwater task force and the voting population.

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Posted by Jim Czirjak on 10/28/2014 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

If I remember correctly, the monuments on the Pioneers Museum grounds are there because of private funds raised by the Pioneers Association in honor of those who came to the county in the 19th century. I don't think they have much to do with government.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 10/22/2014 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

Colorado Springs is filled with the new age new world order agenda. The statue of the pyramid and the all seeing eye that sits in front of the city museum along the east side of Nevada should tell ALL citizens of COS were the mind set of our city government lies. Every word that is spoken is a lie.
Thank you Anita and Council Joel for standing tall and bringing the truth to light.

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Posted by Lilithia Montoya on 10/22/2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

What C4C Proponents are not telling you is that is Mayor Bach's way of bowing down to the United Nations Agenda 21

Take a look at this…

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Posted by radical 1 on 10/21/2014 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

@Ion Cscityhall......I notice you have an illuminatti symbol as your profile pic. Isn't there a connection between City For Champions and The United Nations Agenda 21?

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Posted by radical 1 on 10/21/2014 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

By all means let's keep Colorado Springs in the doldrums. North of Monument Hill the state's economy is thriving and downtown Denver is the heart beat of the economy. Down here in Conservative Colorado Springs we don't have even have a pulse. Keep it up Miller's you'll leave a sad legacy for our community.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 10/21/2014 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Goodbye, hello

Analysis: Nope, Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Dissuade Straight People from Getting Married

A recent analysis by Fact Checker at the Reno Gazette-Journal looked into the marriage rate of countries abroad that have legalized same-sex marriage and compared the marriage rate over time. The findings show that same-sex marriage has not had any impact on the rate of different-sex marriages. So Nevada need not be worried about marriage equality recently coming to the state.

The ongoing decline in different-sex marriages is actually a trend started decades before same-sex marriage became an issue. Fact Checker looked at Eurostat data and compared marriage rates in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands over the decades. Although they have differing laws about marriage, all three countries had the same trend, according to Fact Checker, and showed declines in marriages since the 1970s.

In Germany (where a form of civil unions are legal), the marriage rate fell 49.5 percent. In the Netherlands (with full marriage equality), it fell 45.5 percent. And in Italy, a country that rejects same-sex marriages, the rate fell 54.5 percent. The same lack of pattern is found when looking at states in the U.S.…

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Posted by guruD on 10/21/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Goodbye, hello


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Posted by guruD on 10/21/2014 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Goodbye, hello

GWinCO, perhaps you are the one who needs to learn from the animals. Homosexual acts occur in nature all the time. Marriage ceremonies, on the other hand, never do occur in the wild.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/21/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Goodbye, hello

It is sick in the first place, that humans who love the same sex want to destroy the meaning of a marriage between a MAN and a WOMAN, for their own selfishness. How dare you try to force your own sexuality on the heterosexual people and think your preferences in sexuality is normal. Those sexual misguided people need to go out and watch nature and learn from the animals, because there is no same sex love in nature or between the animals!!!! GOT IT????

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Posted by GWinCO on 10/20/2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Parks and taxation

"Much of the money will help turn existing county properties into parks and trails. "

I honestly think we have enough parks. Many other items are more deserving of tax money.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 10/20/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Parks and taxation

I don;'t know how you can oppose this. Our parks are in disrepair and need to be updated and renovated.

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 10/20/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

Ion Cscityhall is either Bach, Cox, or one of their stooges.

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Posted by bobdobbs on 10/17/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

@ Ion Cscityhall, Sounds like you should move to antarctica.

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Posted by radical 1 on 10/17/2014 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

If we're talking about the City for Champions stadium, the current plan includes over $200 million in local public funding. The money would be collected from more than 9,400 cash registers located throughout 90% of the city. Some people inaccurately believe the State would pay for the stadium. The State's portion, at most, would cover less than 9% of the cost, and that money is not guaranteed.

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Posted by Anita Laydon Miller on 10/15/2014 at 2:47 PM

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