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Re: “Addressing poverty on the Springs' Southeast side

Patience is addressing one of the toughest issues in Colorado Springs. Dave Gardner talks about the urban sprawl and why that is a problem but, he doesn't go into detail about why it is happening. What we just witnessed on November 8th had been lying the underbelly of America for the last 8 years. Voters not only felt left out, but they also felt that their ecosystem was being challenged. Patience did a great job of outlining what we've seen and grew up with on a daily basis in Southeast Colorado Springs. This type of reporting can only bring clarity and understanding to the everyday issues we face.

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Posted by Robert Andrews on 01/31/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs renames stormwater division

Could this be a lame attempt at starting the 'marketing campaign' to gain public acceptance for the mandatory stormwater fee that will be imposed by city council after the election?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/31/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Mr K.

Working with the Russians to combat a global terror threat, is also reminiscent of the F.D.R, Stalin relationship that ended the Nazi threat. Folks called F.D.R. Stalin's puppet as well. Truman on the other hand caved to American prejudice against the Russian's, as well as, his own Napoleon complex and effectively laid the ground work for the cold war.
Truman was more Clintonesque in that way.

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Posted by mr.b on 01/31/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Good to hear Bill W... Maybe there is hope for this country after all.

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Posted by mr.b on 01/31/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

mr.b:

Thanks for your sincere concern. However, I don't take medical, musical or political advice from strangers.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/31/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Mr K,

I brought up F.D.R because he is the god of all things liberal. Trump's policies on almost every matter echo that of F.D.R almost exactly. So it seems as if he is acting like a Democrat, or maybe just a spoiled 1 percenter, Trump and F.D.R. do have that in common as well.

Have you ever considered that both parties are working for the same corporate sponsors?

The propaganda that this country is reacting to in such a polarizing way is absurd and designed by the corporate elite to divide and conquer.

Stay angry and prejudiced against your fellow citizens, stick to your own little club and never deviate from the opinions they assign you. You make an excellent sheep Mr.K.

Good job cherry picking though. I list F.D.R, Carter, Bush and Obama as having similar policies, and you only see Bush.

The joke was funny to me; still is.... I tend to think for myself though and wasn't looking for your approval. You are not the decider in chief when it comes to my thoughts.

Keep drinking the Kool-aide Mr.K, it's good fuel for your misplaced anger.

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Posted by mr.b on 01/31/2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

$25,000 would have paid for 208 days of record searching, at $15/hour. Maybe the AFA should have just provided what was requested instead of stalling.

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Posted by aveteran on 01/31/2017 at 2:45 AM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

If you need to explain the punchline, mr.b, the joke is a failure. If the immigration ban "is really more along the lines of the Carter, Bush and Obama bans..." then why did you have to reach way back to World War II to find your absurd analogy? Furthermore, if Putin's lackey is acting like Bush, how is that "acting like a Democrat?" In other words, mr.b, your post is neither funny nor logical.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/30/2017 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Bill:

That was an attempt at a little humor.... The punchline is that after only one week in office he is already acting like a Democrat.

Trump's ban is really more along the lines of the Carter, Bush and Obama bans of the recent past; however, Trump's looks to be significantly shorter.

Keep your anger focused, take your soma (it will help with the paranoia), and await further instructions from Madonna....

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Posted by mr.b on 01/30/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Addressing poverty on the Springs' Southeast side

A very well written and informative article about an extremely important issue. The more attention this issue is given hopefully will bring about much needed assistance and positive changes. Patience you are doing an amazing job.

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Posted by Andrea Huerta on 01/30/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council fields are set for six district seats

Joshi, really? Did he not learn anything from the previous election? Congratulations Andy Pico!!! Thanks for all you do!

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Posted by 80923 on 01/30/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Marijuana Working Group close to solidifying new policy recommendations

These are very near sighted recommendations, as our population is growing by leaps and bounds due to the green rush in part at least, and to limit dispensaries this way only helps the dispensaries already in place, not the patients, and the patients should come first...

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Posted by Ed Sanders on 01/30/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

mr.b:

Don't rule it out yet. He's only in his first week of stupendous incompetence.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/30/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Thank God President Trump is not an F.D.R. style liberal Democrat, or we would be rounding up folks based on nationality and jailing them in internment camps.

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Posted by mr.b on 01/30/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

when has lamebrain been on the right side of any political decision... NEVER!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 01/30/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Lamborn says, "Now is not a time for division fueled by dishonesty and partisan politics..." In that case, he ought to keep his mouth shut.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/30/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

I have no issues with your first paragraph Melissa.. it's just hard to squeeze all that into a comment. I'd take issue with your 2nd paragraph though. Only 1 in 4 registered voters voted for the Dominionist candidate (and current President). Were the situation as you suggest, it would have been a landslide. The fact that it wasn't is a hopeful sign. That said, if you haven't seen it, read this: "I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah" [https://www.autostraddle.com/i-was-trained-for-the-culture-wars-in-home-school-awaiting-someone-like-mike-pence-as-a-messiah-367057/]... scary as hell (yeah, I know, another mythological 'bogey man').

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Posted by Marshalldoc on 01/30/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

I agree, except for the "secular democracy" part. We are in fact a "Secular, Constitutional Republic with Democratic leanings" (and unfortunately right now, also a Plutocracy).

If we were a true Democracy, we would already be destroyed by the Dominionists, their hard sought after "Biblical Law" would have been the law of the land already. This resulting of course in a renaissance of the Dark Ages and the rebirth of the plague and all manner of suffering and loss.

I love America's secular framework, it tries to keep us safe from the worst of the ideas in that #FilthyBook ! <3

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Posted by Melissa Montoya on 01/30/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Lamborn reintroduces Broadmoor bill

Okay, Tannim. Id like to trade my 1/3 acre on the northeast side for 100 sq. ft. in the center of the Broadmoor Hotel Lobby. Sounds like great math to me!!!

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Posted by rangesaf on 01/30/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

Well! The rule of law still exists somewhere, if not at the AFA. The AFA's years-long refusal to follow the FOIA laws makes it pretty evident that they knew they had things they needed to keep from the light of day. Now perhaps some sunshine will help a badly needed cleaning process. Sadly, while our government's processes are supposedly 'apolitical', in reality they're not. Funding priorities, egos, greed, and a host of other considerations play into what are supposed to be processes governed solely by the best 'public interests' of a secular democracy. The AFA's long-term overt & covert support of radical Christian domionists (the equivalent of Islam's radical fundamentalist Islamic State sect) has been the target of Mikey & MRFF since it's ugly head was first raised. Now, perhaps, we'll get a look at how deep the rot's gotten.

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Posted by Marshalldoc on 01/30/2017 at 11:55 AM

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