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Re: “Om on the range

My girl friend and I attended the FIRST gathering in 1972 and I am adding a chapter of my upcoming book (and movie I pray) to that gathering. We attend two other Rock Festivals during that same period, one on Bull Island, Indiana, and the other near Evansville, Indiana.

All three gatherings were meaningful to my life, and I cherish the memories. The gathering at Strawberry Lake were filled with smog like smoke due to burning green wood, but we met a lot of good people and heard a lot of original music throughout the nights. We even met up with some people later in life.

If anyone else attended the 1972 gathering, let me know your experience. You can email me at donihess1951@yahoo.com

Are you out there Kathy LeMausuier?

Posted by Don Hess on 07/11/2015 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Guns and baseball, gay rights, the Manitou Incline, and more

You've explained so many details about how to implement this checkpoint at the incline without explaining in any way how it solves your typical complaints on the incline. Don't see how a wrist band fixes any of your gripes.

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Posted by TruB on 07/10/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Puppies, shopping and TV

Let's get this one on the table: Any current council member that has received monies from Comcast or an affiliate in the past must recuse themselves from this process. No exceptions! This goes for the mayor and city staff.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/10/2015 at 6:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Mayor welcomes Pride Fest

Nice gesture. Now, hopefully he will be reinstating benefits for same sex couples like Mary Lou Makepeace had in place.

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Posted by SureThing on 07/10/2015 at 3:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Mayor welcomes Pride Fest

This is a great achievement for the Colorado Springs and all of our citizens here. We may not all believe the same, but we can get along and live together by remembering the Golden Rule we all learned as children, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." :)

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Posted by guruD on 07/10/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Mayor welcomes Pride Fest

Good job, Suthers.

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Posted by Lalahartma on 07/10/2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Guns and baseball, gay rights, the Manitou Incline, and more

"POINT IS SHE WAS LAW ENFORCEMENT. Ya know trained."

Training that was 10 years old. IOW, far from current. Training is a perishable thing.

"Fired for being GAY yea that makes it all better just after she stopped the fella. Not fired before for being GAY but after."

The point is she was NOT fired from shooting him. About a year after the incident, she was out'ed as being gay and only after being out'ed was she kicked out.

"Back ground checks are on the people not the tool "

Actually it is at least partially the tool. You are restricting access to the tool. You are not addressing the behavior or the root causes of the behavior.

"I blame the gun dealer that sold an AK to the 21 year old stoned idiot with out a care in the World to what hes going to do with it. "

Dealers are prohibited by federal law from selling to someone who is stoned.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/10/2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Guns and baseball, gay rights, the Manitou Incline, and more

POINT IS SHE WAS LAW ENFORCEMENT. Ya know trained. Fired for being GAY yea that makes it all better just after she stopped the fella. Not fired before for being GAY but after. Yep that makes it all better. Blame the man well hot shot I do blame the man read my post. Back ground checks are on the people not the tool I blame the goofball that gives his brother a gun after he knew the guy beat the shit out of his ex wife. I blame the gun dealer that sold an AK to the 21 year old stoned idiot with out a care in the World to what hes going to do with it. I blame the stupid ass that left a loaded 45 in the house with a 5 year old unsupervised. Back ground checks could be one and I say one of the things used to keep idiots from getting there hands on guns if its enforced. Regulation and training is another. Back when I was young my Grandfather taught us to respect hand guns as well as rifles and beat our ass if we caught us acting stupid. I did the same with my children we keep firearms in our house not at a BALL GAME. We have hunted we have target shot but not at a THEATER. When the grandchildren come first thing that gets checked is my gun closet make sure its locked. Thats respect for fire arms I do the same with my tool shed. Now answer the question WHAT do YOU propose we do as a society to keep idiots from getting there hands on firearms. No one has walked into a church with a screwdriver or knife and killed a bunch of folks. Yep bad guys have used those to kill but not massive amounts of people so Mr. Pack I dont back regulations on those items nor do I bricks. Should a Doctor, Priest or brother turn someone in that they think may do something stupid even though its a breech of privacy? I think theres a moral obligation to society to do so. But thats just me. I dont want others killed because I kept my mouth shut but Im strange that way I give a shit about others even if I dont know them.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/10/2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Cowboy Star's affordable stable

Delicious, regardless of the time of day or monetary worries. Great staff. Comfortable environment. Not pretentious. (Amazing happy hour) Great butcher shop next door too!!

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Posted by Steve Stokka on 07/10/2015 at 2:25 AM

Re: “Magistrelli's campaign refutes root-cellar abuse claims

You are all so out of line with your comments. I am that kid. I was there and now at 31 years of age with my own family, I still stand by my statements about Karen and her family. They were the best home I had as a child because I wasn't allowed to have my own way and act however I wanted. That hole in the ground is the best thing to happen to me. It taught me that there are consequences for my actions and that in order for me to be allowed to have anything in life, I have to follow rules just like everyone of you. They taught me discipline and accountability for my actions. Election or no election I will sit here and read this without responding. I love Karen and her family for not giving up on a kid that everyone said was a lost cause. Thank you Karen and Bob for being the only real parents in my life during those years.

Sincerely, Frederick Keith Jackson
Aka the kid in the hole.

Posted by Frederick Keith Jackson on 07/10/2015 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Guns and baseball, gay rights, the Manitou Incline, and more

PacksA9,

Now that I have had a chance to look at your link, I can see that it does not say what you aver. Please read it again.

And the numbers I gave did not come from a second or third hand source, they came directly from the CDC and FBI. They are my "accountant".

Sorry, but your statement, "Did you know that in total more people are murdered by..." is simply incorrect.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/09/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Lessons still unlearned

We could have neighborhood coalitions to make each neighborhood niche become more inviting, and the city to allow us to rate projects in order of importance... We need the communication of the community's impacted citizens, in smaller blocks,to address concerns. Storm drainage, parks and recreation and infrastructure to be coordinated with the neighborhoods first. If it's your neighborhood, and you passionately cared, would you pay more for that pothole to get repaired you crunch thru every morning? Would your neighbors agree? Would you band together with the next 'hood for the same project? Can we?

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Posted by Carol Cromie on 07/09/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Love unlimited

Thanks, Charlie! Great set by you guys, too!

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Posted by Collin Estes on 07/09/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Guns and baseball, gay rights, the Manitou Incline, and more

Dave H- Your accountant can call my accountant and they can straighten out the numbers over lunch. For the purpose of this thread, allow me to restate my point to Rocky without stats...

"No matter how much you legislate and regulate, bad guys will find inventive ways to try to kill you."

We each are born with a natural right to defend ourselves. The people who founded this nation documented and guaranteed our ability to use firearms to do so.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/09/2015 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Guns and baseball, gay rights, the Manitou Incline, and more

"why does society create so many murderous whack jobs?"

I am shocked, PacksA9, to see you spouting the liberal narrative! It is the liberal position that "society creates whack jobs" and other criminals. The conservative position is that individuals are responsible for their own behavior and society is not to blame for their bad decisions and lack of character. I guess it was just too hard to stick to principles when faced with the opportunity to bash and blame liberals.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/09/2015 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Warehouse closes, Green Line back open, and 2South’s new chef

"I'm just gonna do me and leave 20 people unemployed out of the blue and screw over the artists in my gallery, but I just really need to follow my dreams right now."

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Posted by Stephanie Irene Schlis on 07/09/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Warehouse closes, Green Line back open, and 2South’s new chef

He just up and left with notice? What a total and complete ass.
At least when the Craftwood closed and left me unemployed I got a text message and they closed because they ran out of money.

Posted by Stephanie Irene Schlis on 07/09/2015 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Guns and baseball, gay rights, the Manitou Incline, and more

PacksA9,

I can't get to your resource right now, but:

Homicides Per CDC WISQARS:
2010 Firearms = 11,078, non-firearms = 5,181
2011 Firearms = 11,068, non-firearms = 5,170
2012 Firearms = 11,622, non-firearms = 5,066
2013 Firearms = 11,208, non-firearms = 4,913

Homicides Per FBI 2013 CIUS, Table 8:
2010 Firearms = 8,874, non-firearms = 4,290
2011 Firearms = 8,653, non-firearms = 4,142
2012 Firearms = 8,897, non-firearms = 3,991
2013 Firearms = 8,454, non-firearms = 3,799

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Posted by Dave H on 07/09/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Only 365 troops cut from Fort Carson

All the fear mongering was a lie and only 365 cuts not 16,000. They should put ALL of them in public service helping in this country and stop the endless wars.

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Posted by Bill Burns on 07/09/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Only 365 troops cut from Fort Carson

Andy Merritt tells us that the civilian reductions are unclear at this point but likely will be minimal, considering the troop decrease is so small.

Posted by Pam Zubeck on 07/09/2015 at 11:32 AM

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