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Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

Guess millennials are satisfied working at call centers...

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Posted by LivesLocally on 07/24/2014 at 10:07 PM

Re: “AFA picks visitor center site

The only reason to go to the AFA museum is to watch the cadet formations - at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Other than some historical material on the building of the AFA the contents of the museum are utterly forgettable - thus when they move this offsite the first tourists are sure to wonder why they wasted their time in it.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 07/24/2014 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

Don't worry, Bryce. Your parents were also called self-centered plenty of times. The Baby Boomer generation was also referred to as the "Me Generation."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

I am glad you agree the birther stuff is nonsense, but you miss the point. How is it that "nonsense" managed to get so much traction in the media and among people who otherwise show a great deal of common sense?

I never said the Republicans were themselves "overtly racist." I said they fan the flames of racism. Several Republican representatives have expressed doubt about the president's birth, or say they just do not know. That is fanning the flames.

You neglected to address the issue of Speaker Boehner's culpability. Before you ask me to provide more examples of Republican flirtation with racism, deal with what is already on the table.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

The racism is palpable? Can you provide specific incidences where conservative legislators made overtly racial comments about Obama and/or his cohorts? Can you explain how black conservatives such as Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Ben Carson, etc. can be racist in their scathing assessments? Agreed that the "birther" stuff was nonsense, but while there are many that voted against him because of his skin, just as many voted FOR him for the same reason; is that not also racist?

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 6:32 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

The GOP is represented by the elephant; the largest land mammal, known for intelligence, loyalty and a familial disposition. The Democrats are represented by an ass? 'Nuff said.

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Just saw a relevant bumper sticker. It bears the logo of the Democratic Party donkey, and says, "Democrats are sexy. Who ever heard of a nice piece of elephant?"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

On the contrary, Mr. Faltz, the racism is palpable; the criticism is a pack of vicious, racist lies, which are obvious to all but the most brainwashed.

The main feature of racism is that it is irrational. Take, for example, the birth certificate nonsense. No matter how many times the President released his birth certificate, racists refused to believe it, because they are irrational.

The Republican Party, so far as I know, did not start this brush fire, but here is how they fan the flames: House Speaker John Boehner said he believed the President is an American and he believed the birth certificate is genuine but it is not his duty or responsibility to correct the misconceptions of the citizenry! That is Obama's job.

Which is like saying, "I saw someone in the National Forest drop his cigarette in the brush without stamping it out. I could have walked over and stamped it out myself, but that is not my job. That is the Forestry Service's job."

As far as I am concerned Boehner is not himself a racist, but he and his cohorts are flirting with treason.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

"the president deserves the highest of honors" - For?...

"Republicans continue to fan the flames of racism""- No, that would be liberals; it's all they have left to defend valid criticism of the man with. I thought you'd be somehow about such nonsense, but I guess when his failures are so complete and unavoidable, even those with something to say abandon reason for desperate, last ditch efforts; good luck hitching your wagon to THAT star for the next 2 1/2 years!

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

Kevin, the reasons for--and potential for success of--impeachment proceedings are debateable, but this course of action should not be pursued for two reasons:

1) His incompetence and abysmal failures while in office (the economy, imploding ACA, foreign policy blunders...) are obvious to all but the most myopically devoted, and coupled with the ever-increasing litany of scandals (F&F, the NSA, the IRS, Benghazi, the VA, our southern border, etc.) his popularity is a thousand fathoms underwater and his "legacy" forever besmirched; so why would you want to make a martyr out of him? His record will be his undoing, and hopefully the electorate will be a bit more discretionary about who they elect in the future: choosing qualifications over charisma and results over rhetoric (but some never learn; witness how popular Hillary currently is *sigh*).

2) Two words: President Biden

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

"He's [Miller] upset that C4C wasn't "approved" by him and I assume, can't take any of the credit. Thus, it's a bad idea?!?"

C4C is a bad idea because it's a bad idea. Burns speculation re Miller's opposition to C4C leads me to wonder if he has informed himself about the financial risk of building the downtown stadium. From reading the info in Miller's websites, it is obvious that the councilman understands what the publicly available C4C documents have to say. And I am grateful that the councilman - unlike the mayor and other proponents - makes this information available to the public. I want the proponents to provide financial data - available now only to "insiders" - that supports their claim that the stadium will spark an economic boom, attract and retain "young professionals" (whoever they might be), attract tourists, attract and retain businesses, provide jobs, fill downtown with skyscraper condos, and make our airport profitable.

A stadium will be a hindrance to achieving the proponents stated goal of revitalizing downtown and adjacent URA. Burns says that the councilman's "actions are negative and counter productive." It's a good thing that someone in an elected leadership position is sounding the alarm. The people have good though unpublicized ideas about how to turn the URA into an urban neighborhood and we'd like to get our ideas into wide circulation. The Gazette will not provide a forum to alternative ideas. But perhaps the Indy will?

BTW, Mr. Burns, did you move to Denver? If so, was it because Denver has a downtown stadium and COS doesn't?

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Posted by curious on 07/24/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy chooses 'attractive location'

The real "news" here is the selection of a site and the announcement that the academy will being an environmental impact assessment next month. If the EIA goes through, then the Air Force Civil Engineer Center will craft the request for proposal.

So in terms of bids or private partners, that's still a year or two down the road, possibly longer depending on the complexity of the RFP.

Posted by PhoenixBlue on 07/24/2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy chooses 'attractive location'

The A7 staff said they'll consider bids with sensitivity to what the institution represents, both architecturally and in terms of the Academy's brand, Cruz-Gonzalez said.
Bids?

Posted by wpmurrayIII on 07/24/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy chooses 'attractive location'

I hope everyone understands the difference in base housing public-private partnerships and this. Notice how he phrased his comments:
"If private parties want to collaborate with us and can build a facility for what the land is worth, we see it as an opportunity to leverage a public-private partnership."
The A7 staff said they'll consider bids with sensitivity to what the institution represents, both architecturally and in terms of the Academy's brand, Cruz-Gonzalez said.
If-bids......odd to use these terms with a 'shovel ready' project as presented to the EDC.

Posted by wpmurrayIII on 07/24/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

Studies re What To Do With Drake have been done already and 12 options are on the table. And what do you think 3 environmental firms will propose? My guess is wind farms. The Washington Post article says that Pueblo's poorest are reaping the consequences of stratospheric rate increases that ensued when its utility was sold to a for-profit company. High utility rates discourage businesses from moving into town and encourage existing companies to move out. We can thank city council for rejecting Xcel's offer to explore the "benefits" of selling Drake to them.

Leave Drake right where it is for the next 30 years, update the scrubbers, and use coal to fire the plant. And in the next presidential election let's vote in someone who is not a climate change crazed nitwit hellbent for leather to destroy the American economy and plummet everyone not in the top 1% into poverty.

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Posted by curious on 07/24/2014 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy chooses 'attractive location'

Public -private partnership? Everyone who has visited wants to see the Chapel. Of course we would stop off to see this facility if warranted. But who is the private partner and what assets are they bringing to the table?

Posted by wpmurrayIII on 07/24/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

On the contrary, Mr. Groenhagen, the president deserves the highest of honors, not impeachment, but the corrupt Republicans continue to fan the flames of racism and beat the drums of paranoia. Furthermore, the "people themselves" did "take the initiative" to elect him to office twice in spite of all the lies and propaganda you and your ilk could publish. All of this plotting of his impeachment is the last desperate attempt of the corrupt Republican Party to circumvent the will of the people and deprive us of our choice.

The last time I looked, this country was governed by a Constitution written by our Founding Fathers, not by the "Second Treatise of Government." I do not believe that John Locke, brilliant as he may have been, had any direct hand in the authoring of our Constitution, and no unconstitutional process you may contemplate can be justified by citing his work. The Supreme Court has never ruled on whether or not any statute violates the principles of John Locke, nor clarified any paragraph of the "Second Treatise" to ensure it was correctly applied.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

No, it's all of those tokers that from out of state that came here in January for Rec Pot-lol!

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Posted by guruD on 07/24/2014 at 2:36 PM

Re: “AFA picks visitor center site

hall of fame? to cheats and drugs? oh you meant OTC, not USAFA

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Posted by apathetic on 07/24/2014 at 2:13 PM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

An excellent article in the Washington Post on what has happened in Pueblo because coal-fired plants were closed too quickly and for primarily political reasons:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyli…

It also is a good object lesson in the real costs of for-profit power. Colorado Springs has a well-run utility system that is focused on community needs. We are very fortunate and need to let the pros run it -- that means City Council and the Mayor leaving it alone.

Re the fire: accidents happen.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/24/2014 at 2:10 PM

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