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Re: “Inventing the toke-alyzer

5.7 percent of drivers involved in a fatal crash in 2013 tested positive for pot." Not exclusively they didnt which means they coulda been drunk, too.

Posted by Matt McLaughlin on 11/21/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Building an empire

Some successful folks are not liked by all. For example there are people who don't like Larry Ellison or Bill Gates for their shrewd business dealings. At least the Jenkins family is helping to build this city.

I hope they install solar gardens in the Banning-Lewis Ranch neighborhoods to provide distributed generation for blocks of 50 - 100 homes. By installing solar in neighborhoods they won't increase the demand from CSU for more dirty coal-fired energy from Martin Drake.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 11/21/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Wound Up About Fluoride

Jeff and Rick thank you so much for being wise and aware. Happyfew is either trolling this site for the proponents or just doomed to live forever in Myopia. This topic in general has always made me sad for humanities future, and I don't understand how people can be so illogical, irrational, and immoral over something so obviously wrong; yet I feel I stand alone most of the time over many of these concerns.

The wholehearted Trust that the general populous gives to those that unbeknownst to them impose heinously deceitful evil seems to come from a fear or disbelief of the idea that such accredited institutions could or would ever knowingly impose against its citizens something of known harm; against their will and in the interest of ulterior motives, most namely profit. This I am sure is a result of basic human nature.To Love and to Trust. As wonderful as Trust is it can also be a great weakness and a target for crazed, ego driven, power hungry lunatics.

Do all of these otherwise seemingly decent people, dentists, and institutional representatives truly believe in what they are pushing for their profiteers as it is clearly a genocide on basic human rights or do they choose to self justify or ignore the truth as the illusion of the almighty dollar has permeated every cell of their weak souls?

Posted by Jared O'Dell on 11/20/2014 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Prominent local activist retires, and governor budgets $30.5 million marijuana refund

Anyone with half a brain knows that all roads (state and federal) are **user-funded**. That means if you don't drive, you don't pay fuel taxes or excise taxes on oil products to maintain the roads.

Nice try, though.

Posted by Big_Mack1 on 11/20/2014 at 10:48 PM

Re: “GOP's post-election challenges, what's wrong with the Indy, and more

I am stewing about nothing, my dear. Having watched your letters and posts here and at the Gazette for quite a long time now, it is quite clear you hate republicans, the devoutly religious, and conservatives, just to name a few. Your letters nearly drip with your hatred and intolerance. Oh, and the NRA actually did quite well on the whole.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/20/2014 at 7:51 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New king-maker group formed

Which one of these "king makers" actually has local elected experience from which they can tap to offer advice on winning local elections? Blaha? Nope. Crank? Nada. Cowart? Never heard of him. Hays? Ditto. Durham? Okay, but it's been nearly 30 years since he held an elected office. Ironically, bsed upon their experience none of these guys themselves could score high enough in the categories they want to use to evaluate Mayoral candidates to get themselves elected Mayor.

Why not just enroll in Leadership Program of the Rockies (formerly the Republican Leadership Program)?

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Posted by goldsabbath on 11/20/2014 at 4:13 PM

Re: “GOP's post-election challenges, what's wrong with the Indy, and more

uhh...who do you think I might hate Dave H? You sound as though you are stewing...I am relatively sure the NRA was defeated in this election. And I am doing the happy dance! We won! Big Victory lap for the lefties! And the Republicans still own Klingenschmitt! hahahaha!

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Posted by carolyncathey on 11/20/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Visualize the growth of fracking

When the walls crack from the fracking who do I call to sue???

2 earthquake fault lines located near Colorado Springs
But odds of major quake low, experts say Scott Harrison, Multimedia Journalist,…

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Posted by guruD on 11/20/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Who should govern Springs Utilities?

Let's cut to the chase here. What is needed is CSU be set up as a municipal utilties distict with it's own elected board members. As I've said before it would be comprised of 16 members elected from 8 districts and one elected at large. The terms would be for six years with a maximum of 2 terms. This would keep institutional memory in tact.

We need to keep CSU under local control and to drive a wooden stake in the heart of those that want to sell CSU or privatize all or part. It does the community no good to break the organization up. Mucking around trying to re-invent the wheel is a waste of time. Taking a airplane trip to Sacramento or another city that has a MUD would save a lot of time.

A simple charter change removing council as the utlities board and over-laying a current MUD governance model should to the trick. We must keep CSU under local control at all costs or we'll pay a dear price for letting our utility go to an outside for profit firm.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 11/20/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Pho Brothers, Leon Gessi, Panino's Restaurant

Never been to the 8th street location but LOVE food and service on Tejon!!!

Posted by Boomer49 on 11/20/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “El Paso County will likely ban marijuana social clubs

El Paso County Colorado stop making proclamations against marijuana. The personal dislike of marijuana should not allow people with positions of power to create laws to prevent what they feel is wrong. It is about politics and not protection. Voters need to really look at the abuses of power from the BoCC, Health Department Board and now the planning commission.

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Posted by TruB on 11/20/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Fueling innovation

Don't park that truck in front of the court house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by JENSENBIZ on 11/20/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “El Paso County will likely ban marijuana social clubs

Hey, Luke. FYI: selling ANY marijuana is against the law. Amazing how one given a crown wants a crown only for themselves.

Give people power - and true colors show. Your argument is laughable based on your own testimony. You're breaking federal laws, Luke. So stand up for liberty. We're glad to welcome you back to the principles we fought together on.

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Posted by on 11/20/2014 at 9:28 AM

Re: “El Paso County will likely ban marijuana social clubs

Three Kings Dab Supply, we had the 1st fight. And we won. opened in the heart of the city and was built on the principles of liberty and privacy rights.……

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Posted by on 11/20/2014 at 9:18 AM

Re: “El Paso County will likely ban marijuana social clubs

good point, guruD.

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Posted by on 11/20/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Visualize the growth of fracking

GREAT- Can't wait for the earthquakes to start like in Ohio & OK after they started fracking, and in Texas small towns are running out of water since they sold the water rights to the fracking companies. Good Luck with that.

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Posted by guruD on 11/20/2014 at 8:47 AM

Re: “El Paso County will likely ban marijuana social clubs

How about the MMJ state division work out the employment & driving laws? MMJ needs to be re-scheduled by the Feds and not considered a Schedule 1 drug like meth & heroin. We should not be able to be fired from our jobs just because we are MMJ patients, and we should not have such a vague driving standard of 5 nonograms to be intoxicated.

I had myself test twice: after waking up that day and not having smoked for 12 hours for my blood test I still came in at 18 nonograms (they told me a contact buzz would still register as 15 nonograms) and with my pee test I came in at 97. This isn't an accurate measure for DUI driving and a better method needs to be resolved!

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Posted by guruD on 11/20/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “El Paso County will likely ban marijuana social clubs

Luke Bonow, you're funny. I built your website. I've referred literally hundreds of patients your way. I helped AOM from the beginning. I worked, marched and petitioned City Hall to end prohibition of MMJ in the Springs. I served on the Mayor's Task force and together opened the door for all MMJ.

We won on a 5-4 split at city hall. 1 vote. Back then MMJ was EVIL. One vote less and YOU wouldn't even be here. Remember?

Your self righteousness shows your true colors. It's OK for YOU - but ending prohibition for adult use in a social and safe environment is too much liberty for you.

Crawl back into your barrel of false patriotism, or come out and fight for liberty.

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Posted by on 11/20/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “El Paso County will likely ban marijuana social clubs

Being that marijuana is the 'least toxic drug' known on Earth, as characterized by pharmacologists and physicians alike, how about we just fight to designate cannabis as a vegetable and stop treating it like alcohol, which kills tens of thousands of people a year?! Allowing marijuana to be regulated like alcohol assumes there is a danger and risk in it's consumption and if we accept this as truth, then the politicians get away with being liars and thieves!! Facts and truth are the only sustainable reasons for fighting for the legitimacy of a plant that far outweighs the benefits of any other consumable drug sold in the U.S.

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Posted by AVG on 11/20/2014 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Incentivizing Infill

Using TIF is good for the developer and not good for the taxpayers. It's especially odious when taxpayer dollars are used to build grandiose projects like the C4C stadium without a vote of approval from the citizens. And though TIF has become the new normal financing arrangement for infill projects large and small within a defined URA, most likely it's not needed to spur private development.

The Nevada Policy Research Institute published a study in 2009 on the use of TIF and its consequences, many of which were negative and unintended. From the report: "These impacts are particularly egregious given the fact that they are completely unnecessary for the purpose of encouraging investment in city centers. City officials in Anaheim, Calif., have recently demonstrated that redevelopment can be accomplished much more effectively and without adverse consequences simply by easing the barriers which have impeded development in the first place." "Easing the barriers", which Olson touches on, would result in far better consequences for COS than utilizing TIF. To read the complete report:…

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Posted by curious on 11/19/2014 at 7:18 PM

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