Berian, who was an unsponsored runner working at a McDonalds inside a Colorado Springs Wal-Mart two years ago, ran 1:46.15 in a race won by world record holder David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya in 1:42.15. Rudisha set his world record four years ago at the London Olympics.
American Clayton Murphy was the surprise bronze medalist, finishing in 1:42.93.
Thank you for doing this article. I was homeless for years here, until finally getting SSI with the help of others. I'm no longer homeless, but their plight remains in my heart, as it will throughout the rest of my life.
More stories, showing that many homeless are NOT drug-addicts or leeches are in dire need. Far too many folks are getting ignored and left behind, because of the idea that they are all lost causes or worse.
Thank you for helping to humanize my brothers & sisters...for who else will?
I will be attending the first one and plan to inquire their reasoning behind Data Caps.
I've heard defenses such as it assures that others with have bandwidth and ensures fair use... but that's a load of BS. If I can get my top speed consistently during peak hours of use.. then there is no reason that I cannot maintain and bandwidth usage of that speed or close to it every night and day when there are people sleeping or at work and thus usage is even less in demand.
Internet access is not a supply and demand structure, its cost doesn't wax or wane depending on how much is produced. It costs the company a set cost whether I use 500GB or 500TB. They give me a cap speed of [255Mbps](http://speedof.me/show.php?img=161221150654-1772.png) (This was tested at 8AM, but the speeds are reliable and consistent) which resolves to 31.8 MB per second. For the sake of easy math and benefit of doubt, I'll use 25MB for my example. There are 3,600 seconds in an hour and if I was to maintain my bandwidth at a constant 25MB for an entire hour I would consume ~90GB. That is 9% of my monthly limit of 1TB in a single hour. AND that is JUST downloading, not counting data uploaded (backups, YouTube, streaming, gaming, family photos to Facebook). Yes, the average person or young couple are not likely to utilize even close to that much data, in fact, according to [Comcast help and support](https://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/internet/data-usage-average-network-usage) the median Xfinity customer data usage for August was 75GB. I could do that in an hour. I could do well over that in a day. I have.
Lets look at [Netflix](https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87), A single HD 1080p stream of Netflix can be up to 3GB per hour. a consistent and never more than 2-3 hours per night for a household of two would build to a monthly total of 270GB. Lets add a teenager in the house. Likely not watching the same shows as their parents and likely watching more Netflix than 2-3 hours a day. Lets assume 4-5 hours per day. That is another 450GB. Netflix alone for this family would already be 720GB of their monthly internet allotment. Or 72%.
Back in 2013 at the release of the Xbox One and the PS4 the size of the [average AAA game was 30-50GB](http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/10/31/how-many-games-can-you-fit-on-a-ps4-or-xbox-one-hard-drive/#1f7799914eea). We can use the median of 40GB for this example, not accounting for patches or DLC/expansions, it would be safe to assume a game or two would be downloaded each month as well. There is another 80GB.
YouTube. On your computer you can watch YouTube in 1080p, and this can use up to 66.63MB/minute, to a total of 3,998.06 MB per hour. Or about 4GB. Per hour of YouTube. Listening to YouTube red? 4GB per hour. Watching videos? 4GB per hour.
You can see how fast this will also add up to the already 800GB used data. And that was just a single couple with a single child. Lets keep in mind that in today's society of always on always connected we are getting pulled into more websites and more videos and pictures with our friends. We are uploading and share and seeing more about everyone around us. Oh... and Comcast/Xfinity now allows us to watch and use Netflix right on our cable box. That's great of them right? What they don't tell you is that it counts against your data and shows up on your account as its own router except the Make and model is "unavailable".
I guess this kinda turned into a rant, but the point is there. They claim that there is a cap to allow equal usage of all customers... but if I can blow through my 1Tb in a day... did I impact other users? Are other users in a better position than they were when I was using my internet? When I know what speed is available in my neighborhood, and I know they have a speed cap on my neighbor to keep him at a lower speed, and my speed isn't even promised but claimed as UP TO*... how is a cap benefiting anyone other than Comcast charging me more? The hardware is in place, it costs them nothing more if I use 100GB a day or 10GB a day.
Just did the math, If I was to keep my internet capped at 25MB per second for 30 days I would utilize 64,800GB. or 64.8TB. almost 65x my cap. However... to avoid going over I would have to take my speed and personally cap it to .384MB per second (1/65th of the 25MB). That's only 1.384 GB per hour. I am effectively given speed 65X what it would take to go over if run 24/7. Instead, the speed I am given, I am able to go over my internet in 11.1 hours. There are 720 hours in a month per occupant in the household. Presume a 40 hour work week for the two adults (320 hours out of the combined 1440) hours, and assuming a 8 hour a night sleep schedule another 480 hours out of the 1440 combines hours that leaves 640 hours of possible internet use. We can toss 3 hours of daily travel time leaving us with 580 hours possible time. But only 11.1 needed to hit the cap. Add in a teenager and the numbers become even more likely to hit that data cap because the usage goes up but the allotment doesn't. 2 kids. Friends. Family.
As data usage grows, our dependency on that data will also grow, and at the current rate, it will be only a year or two before we are watching our home data usage just as much as we are our mobile data usage, with just as costly of fees for going over, except Xfinity will raise their hands and say "the cap has been there for years, we didn't change anything, you changed".
Everything is connected now, everything uses data, and we are charged as if data is a limited resource...
Looking forward to Reading this new publication! So will there be any actual places to get a copy, or will people need to try to locate a standing vendor?
You must be kidding! Have any of the county commissioners had to deal with a case that involves Dan May? He's all about protecting his little group of attorneys and cares nothing for the ordinary citizen. We just gave $30,000 to a man that waves his wand and destroys innocent people's lives. Consider the facts out in front of you Mr. May before spending the county's money to prosecute cases that have NO MERIT!
Permanent? No matter one's views on the issue, arbitrary royal decrees are not permanent and can be undone by later arbitrary royal decrees. That "phone and a pen" thing is a bitch.
What kills is an unreliable energy supply in a climate such as that of Colorado Springs.
"Although the Electoral College should be updated to a more proportional system, " - David Naumann
The big issue with the Electoral College really isn't the Electoral College itself, but rather how the majority of the states implement it.
The Electoral College assigns the number of electors based on the total number of Representatives and Senators each state has in Congress. In the case of Colorado, we have 7 congressional districts and Representatives and each state has two Senators so that gives us 9 Electors in the Electoral College. Colorado, like the majority of the states, has adopted a "Winner Take All" policy when it comes to the assignment of electors. That means which ever way Denver and Boulder vote, that is how all of the state's electors have to vote.
Let me repeat, this "Winner Take All" approach is a STATE approach and is not even mentioned the Constitution or federal law.
Now, keeping in mind that the congressional districts are supposed to be roughly disturbed by population and are to represent the people, while each state gets two Senators and their purpose is to represent the state, to me the most correct way to assign electors is by winner of the congressional district with the remaining two be decided by the state legislature. The state could assign these two by proportion, by winner take all, or by legislative vote.
The down side to any proportional or district based assignment of electors is that it becomes far more likely that no candidate will achieve the 270 necessary electoral votes to secure the election, in which case the House of Reps elects the President and the Senate elects the VP. This has happened in the past and would be much more likely in a proportional Electoral College system.
This agreement includes various rules about television service, but nothing at all about Comcast's internet service. WTF?
"In response to "The winner loses" (Letters, Nov. 30): You do not live in a democracy. The United States operates as a representative republic. " - Bob Wolverton
Not quite. The US is a constitutional federal republic. It is similar to, but not quite the same as a representative democracy. You, Bob, have mixed the two terms. Here is the difference:
Democracies are rule by vote, can be direct or representative, and do not have an executive position.
Republics are rule by law, are always representative, and have an executive position which is not a monarch.
Did I miss something where a CITIZEN OWNED utility has a responsibility to, in due diliigence, share potentially negative public health information that could damage the CITIZEN OWNERS welfare, but you and the board are arguing the opposite?
Welcome to the 1970's.
Since this is a 10 year agreement the city needs to be looking forward, not backwards, and the future is broadband access, not "cable TV". This agreement should bind Comcast to increasing broadband access and data rates across the city - not just in the snob zones. They should also be told to provide this service to schools and the local government at little or no cost.
Another problem is that it doesn't tie the franchise fee to future Comcast rate increases or to rates in other parts of the country. Internet costs in Colorado Springs are among the highest in the nation, for no other reason than lack of competition. That lack of competition needs to be offset by givebacks or offsets in this franchise agreement.
Obviously this agreement was not negotiated with the citizens in mind. Why isn't the city negotiating rates. The customers should not have to go to Comcast's customer service, which is notoriously bad, either in person or on the phone to some foreign land, where English is a third language and they read off script which makes no sense to help you solve your problem.
What other cable providers were invited to bid on this franchise agreement? Com Hem, Canal Digital, Cable Belgium, J:Com. Was it really opened up to other cable providers?
What are the current gross revenues? What are the anticipated gross revenues? How much over the next 10 years will Comcast invest in the infrastructure? Who will verify the numbers? Do we take them at their word? Will the city perform an audit? Will a independent 3rd party perform an audit and their numbers published for
all to see? Are the citizens getting the best deal?
How will this affect the Broadband expansion in the county and will Broadband be expanded in the city?
What about streaming video? Isn't that latest and greatest thing? If that's the case, why would we need Comcast?
Bottom line, technology is changing so fast, this agreement will be obsolete in 10 years or less and the city will be stuck with another diminishing revenue stream.
For once, the city should look to the future, not be an also ran, not grant the 10 year agreement, tell Comcast to take a hike, and get a company in here that will be good for the community or allow CSU into the frae.
If the city wants to get into the Cyber Security business it better have the infrastructure to support it. At what cost will Comcast supply that infrastucture and how long will it take them to complete? Is Comcast the right company to provide latest technology at a competive price?
The city has made some bad decisions in the past, i.e. Strawberry Fields , the Rosemont Reservoir to name a couple, and it"s time to stop making bad decisions.
Thank you, Ms Stein, for your accurate well-written news story, reminding us that women's reproductive rights are being taken away by the states and are now badly threatened again at the federal level. I hope people are donating to the organizations who are working hard to protect rights, volunteering at the medical clinics that are licensed, and supporting other women like Ms Blackburn (not her real name). The public needs to stay aware!
It's nice to see all you right-wing nuts getting your panties in a wad about an obscure and very relevant clause in the Constitution - nervous, are you?
Wyman, I wasn't going to dignify your adolescent and uninformed response with a reply, but here goes: In the Trump world there are no checks and balances. Remember him saying that if he's President he could do what he wanted? With the Congress he now has he can do that. Hold on to your shorts, boy, or you're gonna lose 'em!
Look up 'corporatism', 'oligarchy', 'supply side economics', 'unlimited annual growth', 'nepotism', 'trickle-down economics' and get back to us - all of us, not just your wealthy friends.
I've been on the edge all of my adult life because of ignorant jackasses like you - keep it up - I might stroke out (LOL - I'm in it for the long haul - don't get your hopes up!
BTW, a "whack job" is a professional hit. Try more accurate terminology. I like passionate patriot. You'd be surprised at all I already have to say about what goes on. You think Hollywood doesn't have a say? We've already had a B actor for President - now we get a reality (right) show p...y grabber and WWE fan. Hollywood DOES run the show.
And yes seldom any bikes every on Research and most of the ride on the side walks. I would never let my kids or grand-kids ride on Research unsafe. Blind spots in cars trying to cross this bikes lanes often cannot see the people in the lane in their blind spot. This is just flat causing MAYHEM on what used to be our main connection to shopping, hospitals, freeway. It is harming the businesses who are also complaining about it. Just so a few people can cause Mayhem on Research.
This is dangerous. Have had several near miss accidents now because of the mess on Research. In the bad weather it is horrifying up here now. Getting out of the neighborhood now can take up to 4 light changes. Getting to Memorial Hospital for Emergency treatment means I now get stuck in traffic This a major artery we all use to get to I25 and now that is a mess as is Powers. There was no though put into this plan it is horrible for all of us that bought homes and live here. We used and needed three lanes it it is idiotic to take one away when we already had traffic issues. These planners care nothing about those of us that live here and use this road daily.
Matt 2, the point is that the population is generally not qualified or sane enough to elect qualified people. A popular vote would have made it possible for Hollywood to run this country. Michael Jackson would have been president. Would you want someone like vietnamized to have any say at all in anything? Absolutely not! He is a whack-job on the edge and there are a million more like him.
People are foretelling doom but we only need to recognize the propaganda that emanates from Washington DC, checks and balances take care of the rest. It is always good when one party shoots down the other party's legislation. Richard Nixon did untold damage with his war on drugs and the creation of the DEA and THAT was all propaganda. The people bought it hook line and sinker, Once something is law it is hard to undo. If they would stick to the Constitution they couldn't stick it to us.
Shut up in advance vietnamized, don't care about your opinion of me or anyone else,
What in the hell is Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments? And EEOC is at the service to employers. Human decency is uncommon among those who hire employees, they do as they please and if you don't like it then it sucks to be you.
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