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Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

Public Broadcasting does allow some what advertising....they can't do Call For Actions or as Prairie Chix says manipulation. The only people that are allowed to manipulate in the Progressives world are the do gooders like those who run public broadcasting and our Government in general.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

No I am the dumb one. Well it shows you how the Progressives think they are smarter than everyone else. After all they use "other peoples money" to piss on the rest of us. We are no different than Rome and we are going to fall just like them. How do you know that I am uneducated??? Just because I don't agree with your worldview. I am a conservative, but not a FOX News fan. Their are other Faux News so called that hold to my worldview just as NPR and then some hold to Progressive World views.

If anyone is the adult in the room, its the Conservatives not the Progressives who think they are on the side of the Greater good. Look at how many of the upper crust of public broadcasting are quite wealthy.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

The author doesn't realize that the chapel has U.S. National Historic Landmark status or that his 'argument' is so off the wall as a reason he feels millions could be better spent.

Mr. Harry Miller - the upper chapel is Protestant and I am not sure what you are on about that it is some sort of religious bias. Then again you seem to think the upper Chapel is full of glitz. You also mistake the Buddhist chapel for Muslim.

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Posted by TruB on 04/06/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Memorial Hospital North set to grow

This UC Health monster continues to grow.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 04/06/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

Boulder and Denver economy are surging, not so in Co springs. thanks to Bruce types who are slowly dying off we hope.

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Posted by apathetic on 04/06/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

Mr. Sulzman clearly and purposely misquotes the Constitution which makes NO reference to a separation of church and state. That is a later interpretation of law. As written in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,". Almost all military bases have on-site churches/chapels built to support their military community. The AFA having one is no different, but as a high visibility national facility, all the structures of the campus were built beyond normal costs and aesthetic/artistic planning considerations.

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Posted by School Teacher 2014 on 04/06/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “What Colorado Springs is — and isn't — all about

Not You, I hear there are meetings in Cave of the Winds, but you have to go on one of the spelunking tours. About half way through, get to the back of your group, hide behind a corner, wait til they leave without you, then turn off your light and crawl on your belly through the smallest cave on the left. Even when it gets smaller, don't be scared, just keep going, and you will find the meeting place in an open cavern, full of like minded anti-progressives. You will know you are on the right place when you hear them talking - it sounds like "h-ollum" or "k-ollum" Trust me on this one!

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Posted by leloupe on 04/06/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The camping trip from hell

A little rain and a dead phone and it becomes The Camping Trip from Hell? Time to man up.

Posted by Roger Williamson on 04/06/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

The religious bias is actual a bit more so when you realize that the big showy part of the chapel is the Protestant part. Underneath all that glitz is the much smaller and more austere Catholic chapel. And then you have to go down a hallway to find the Jewish Temple (a nice medium size room) and the Islamic Mescit (prayer room). Several years ago I assisted a friend of mine who had the maintence contract for the large pipe oragn in the main hall, which contains 4500 pipes and the Catholic chapel's organ which has 2600 pipes. No ostentatious pipe prgans in the Jewish or Muslim rooms.
The chapel was designed and built to be a showpiece for the Academy. Most of the $68 million is to redo the roof which although impressive, it has a couple of design faults one major one being that it's made of aluminum which tends to expand and contract alot and considering the temperature variations of the region, it has been problematic since day one. The large pipe organ has the same fate because we would tune and adjust it in the cool mornings then the tuning would change once the metal structure warmed up. Talk about your basic high maintence wife!

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Posted by Harry Miller on 04/06/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

Old Crank, I find the retired military community to be diverse in viewpoints and outlooks, not a monolith. However, Knight and Pico seem to represent one part of the culture, that is, a mindset that actively discourages experimentation and trying new ideas. This mindset might be useful in a military context, but it makes our city less competitive, and damages the 'brand'. Those people who are willing to take risks with business, art, etc. see that mindset and look to places that are more dynamic.

I do agree that our elite evangelicals damaged the 'brand', but I see that slowly starting to fade, partly because recreational marijuana has stolen the headlines. Yet, our bizarrely stubborn and pointless official viewpoint on this does nothing but reinforce perceptions that our community is run by well meaning, but smugly dated fathers (and mothers). I do find it common to run into cloyingly sincere bible studies in coffee shops north of Woodmen, but overall, our evangelical elites seem to have moderated somewhat.

Maybe I missed it, but I have not heard any of our leaders or political elite reflect on why Google and Amazon have offices in Broomfield, why Boulder is a leader in entrepreneurship, or why construction in downtown Denver is still on a tear (and it poached the BP headquarters from Houston!). Look at the comments on recent election results here and the Anschutz daily - sadly provincial comments about the new council making C. Springs like Boulder, as if that were remotely possible. Our power elite don't seem to look and ask "What are those cities doing right?" and seeing if we can adapt those successes to our community. Their biggest concern is gaming the federal budget for more military spending and building single family homes on the backs of current rate/tax payers. Meanwhile, our poor business writers have to gin up excitement about call centers.

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Posted by leloupe on 04/06/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “FoodMaven could do more harm than good in the fight against food waste

Callicrate: "outspoken community voice ". Why "outspoken"? Sounds derogatory. And yet Callicrate's appraisal of Food Maven - a for-profit distributor of otherwise wasted produce - shows how this predatory non-profit is undermining local farmers. Yes, the consumer wants low-cost food, but at the same time, the informed consumer wants high-quality food. The govt subsidizes low-cost food, but the local farmer, unsubsidized, cannot produce high-quality food at the low cost consumers demand and are accustomed to receiving. The enemy of the local small farmer has historically been the govt, which supports Big Ag and its environmentally destructive farm practices. And now the small local farmer has a new enemy to compete with - the "socially responsible" "do gooders" like Food Maven.

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Posted by curious on 04/06/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

well maybe this time they will get it right..........here's to hoping!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 04/05/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

The cost savings the city was looking for was not in current operations, but in shedding "costly pension obligations" that will come due in the future.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/05/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

Don McCullen and others do not seem to understand the VERY important role PBS plays in our WARN (Warning, Alert, and Response Network) . Ever notice that even without cable or an antenna, your television ALWAYS gets PBS? There is a reason for that. PBS provides an alternate path for WEA alerts to wireless carriers. The alerts are transmitted through the PBS satellite network on the AMC-21 satellite to PBS stations who broadcast the messages over their transmitters for reception by wireless carriers at their cell sites. For the Republicans out there, that means, that in the event of a NATIONAL emergency,PBS is responsible for sending that alert to our phones. Get off your ridiculous high horse, do a little research, and understand this.. 'Progressives' get it far better than you do, silly little man. Now run home, the grownups are trying to clean your mess.

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Posted by emilydianebailey on 04/05/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

It is illegal for Colorado Springs municipal employees to form a union. Also Colorado State employees are not allowed to form a union.

However, I agree that it was a huge mistake to dismantle Fleet and downsize many other municipal departments claiming it would save money. That just hasn't happened. Quality of and response times also suffer.

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Posted by rms on 04/05/2017 at 7:00 PM

Re: “What Colorado Springs is — and isn't — all about

Fascism is an extreme right wing political movement. If it were truly leftist, then Infidel01 would not be disparaging those who oppose it.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/05/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

Reminds me of when I came out as x-gay in my ministry's deliverance nationwide monthly newsletter in 1984 and right afterwards, I was asked to step down as a Bible fellowship leader even though I was celibate for over 10 years since I was 16 and never had a girlfriend or gay relationship before, but they still had to purge the queer! When are conservative Christians going to learn what unconditional love is and that God doesn't hate LGBTIQ people?

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Posted by guruD on 04/05/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

Outsourcing of unionized city jobs to the vaunted private sector was NOT done for cost savings. It was Mayor Botch's payback for the financial support from the Koch Bros' political organization. The Kochs utterly hate any and all unions, but especially unions for public employees. The work needs to be brought back in-house for true cost savings. FYI: Andy Pico was working for that firm at the time of the contract but claims he had nothing to do with it - believe what you want.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/05/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “John B. Smith, Civil Rights legend, will galvanize local activists

Wow! Thanks for writing this column! I believe Black Power has been misconstrued for the past half of a century, if not longer. People fear that which they do not understand. Nowadays with our community's color palette broadening there may be a dissipation of fear and a rising of Power for all People. We can all hope this new, 21st Century civil rights movement so powerful and all-encompassing it cannot be shut down nor labeled as anti-American because American is representative of so many colors.

I am happy to see Colorado's a springs honoring the work of civil rights leaders such as Smith and encouraging a deeper understanding of diversity in the Springs!

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Posted by Karina B Swenson on 04/05/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

For R. Wehner:
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/05/2017 at 1:12 PM

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