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Re: “Political activist asked to resign for not endorsing GOP candidate

In some places. This is El Paso County, Colorado. The Party tells you what to think and how to vote and who to vote for.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 10/29/2016 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Political activist asked to resign for not endorsing GOP candidate

I thought that the entire point of allowing people to vote was so they could make a personal choice without conditions or consequences,regardless of their political affiliations. I thought the rules applied to everyone

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 10/29/2016 at 2:54 AM

Re: “Colorado State Forest Service: Use more local wood

Doesnt anyone realize that wildfires used to keep our forests healthy. Nature could take care of itself just fine. The only reason it is an issue is because nature being natural is inconvenient for people.

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 10/29/2016 at 2:08 AM

Re: “Occupied with guns

How I contact glen capers ? I am a long lost dear friend of his ... thank you

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Posted by ocfitnessguru on 10/28/2016 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Get out and vote, the third debate, death with dignity, and more

William Nat - I read the link, with all of its comments. I have to consider the source. We can all cherry-pick from whatever we choose, but that doesn't mean it has any more credibility than the Disney Channel. You and your fear cannot stop good, honest human beings from choosing when and how to end their suffering. I have done the same for many of my animal companions and I would expect, as a human being, that the same options would be available to me and mine. If you disagree then take the Nancy Reagan approach when it cones your time - "Just say no". The same goes for gay marriage, by the way.

Write the word CHOICE in capital letters - your best block print - and then stand in front of a mirror. Face the paper toward you so it reads correctly; then take the paper and turn it upside down and toward the mirror. Tell me what you see, and what it makes you think.

Posted by Vietnamized on 10/28/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Who has the highest water rates in Colorado?

Somebody has got to pay for the SDS pipeline and it won't be Jenkins or Anschutz.

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Posted by Donald T Rump on 10/28/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “City studies financial impacts of developing the Banning Lewis Ranch

I'll cut to the chase. No, this development will not bring prosperity. Horizontal development never does b/c the math doesn't work. It relies on subsidies to survive over multiple life-cycles.
Here's what will happen:
Developers will pay to install all the first generation infrastructure.
The city will collect taxes for 25 years.
Those taxes won't come close to paying for the maintenance and replacement of all the infrastructure that was built in the first generation.
The city will borrow or (gasp) raise taxes to pay for the ongoing maintenance and/or replacement of all that infrastructure.

Colorado Springs already has a model of what works. It's downtown/the Westside/Manitou. It's dense, walkable, based around a grid, and is mixed use. It's adaptable and resilient. It's that way b/c it's based on the way we built places for thousands of years. Incrementally up and incrementally out. It builds individual and community wealth b/c it costs less to build initially and less to maintain over multiple life-cycles.…

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Posted by rt on 10/28/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Get out and vote, the third debate, death with dignity, and more

This year, California woman Stephanie Packer was denied treatment because legal suicide was available!…

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Posted by Willam Nat on 10/27/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Get out and vote, the third debate, death with dignity, and more

Watch what happened to this woman's husband:…

You think this is impossible?

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Posted by Willam Nat on 10/27/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “CC grads bike cross-country to challenge voters

I think the CC Catalyst does a great job of being a newspaper catering to that university. I'd like to read a story about some normal people in COS- a pipe fitter- dry wall worker- maybe a CNA- Stein's columns are suffering from lack of scope. Sorry- can't really relate to this story- I would have loved to bike ride across the country after I paid for my own education but I had to get a job and live in the real world. This is becoming a column exemplifying white privileges

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Posted by KyleJS on 10/27/2016 at 6:09 PM

Re: “We vote

As luck would have it Andrew both of this elections leading candidates are going to keep you gainfully employed for a long time to come. Hopefully, one day you will realize that being a bullet catcher for the military industrial complex is a pretty crappy way to make a living.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 10/27/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “We vote

Andy's job includes firing on civilians. Hooray. The military is told to vote fortrump just like new life church...what a joke.

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Posted by chuckypep on 10/27/2016 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Glenn pumps iron in campaign ad

I am not so sure, Mr Comb-Over Rump - Klingenschmidt got elected and that one commissioner seems to get re-elected whenever she runs. And Lamborn.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 10/27/2016 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Glenn pumps iron in campaign ad

Glenn should lose by a significant margin!

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Posted by Donald T Rump on 10/27/2016 at 7:29 AM

Re: “How will you vote on judges?

Thanks for posting this information. I'm a member of the Colorado Judicial Performance Commission and it is great information about the excellent work of all the JPCs, state and local, is getting out to voters!

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Posted by Mike Maday on 10/27/2016 at 7:18 AM

Re: “PPACG orders investigation of executive director Rob MacDonald

Pam Zubeck I think you're a hero of local reporting. My comment isn't so much directed into the look into MacDonalds tenure but rather your insistence in this article on the need to widen I-25.
Once again I Implore this city's leadership - please don't waste the time and our money on widening I-25. No offense meant- but you are all so old, and this is why you think a wider highway is a good idea. When you were young, cars were more a symbol of your freedom- you went out to the drag on Friday nights- went to the drive in movies and then pulled up to make-out mountain for your first kiss. We get it- but you need to get that a car is no longer a symbol of freedom. Our generations symbol of freedom is the wonderful Internet. We don't want to even drive- notice how when we drive we are actually looking at our high-data, web connected phones?
Our internet is so wonderful that soon we will have it driving our cars!!! We won't even have to do anything- and the incredible accuracy of the necessary systems to have a self-driving car has shown we won't need huge highways- self driving cars will wreck less- they won't get lost- no wrong turns, no incoherent speeds in the wrong lanes, etc.

And- also consider that we have awesome- high speed rails all around the world which connect metropolis' like the one we live in. We prefer those places and are actively moving to them. We like to sit on a train to get us to the city for work- during the ride we like to scan Twitter- then arriving at the train station we Uber a ride to work. This is how we do things. Soon the Ubers will drive themselves (it isn't just Sci-FI, it is predictable progress).

So Pam- you are my hero and I love your writing and I am so sorry I went so far off topic- but this widening of I-25 obsession is a trigger.

So once again- pleeeeease city of COS, the PPACG and all movers and shakers---
Please don't waste money on a project that superior technology has made obsolete decades ago. We are a different generation- you are leaving soon and we will be sad to see you go, so don't leave us an outdated infrastructure and tarnish our memory of you all-

Simply imagine for a moment a light rail of some fashion connecting the front range- knowing that you could reliably get to Denver in 45 minutes for work. How many people move to Denver for
Work because it is not practical to live in the Springs and make the drive! When I graduated from UCCS almost all my classmates had to move to Denver or other cities to find jobs in our field- they all would have stayed in the springs and worked in Denver if a light rail were in place.

I just drove I-25 today. A sign above the freeway exclaimed "485 traffic deaths this year". This absolutely has to stop. It is the responsibility of the PPACG and our area leadership to properly develop this place. I think they have been so far off the mark something must be seriously wrong, or corrupted, in these agencies.

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Posted by KyleJS on 10/26/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Glenn pumps iron in campaign ad

I'm still confused as what pumping iron and running up hills has anything at all to do with the job of being a Senator?

There were so many gut busting laugh out loud moments while watching this hilarious ego fest that I nearly passed out. But the most ironic and deeply perplexing moment came when Glenn spoke about wanting to address the issues between the African-American community and local police, mentioning "..driving while black"; to my knowledge, Glenn has done little to zero outreach in minority communities across Colorado. Glenn's base has been overwhelming white, Tea Party/ultra conservative Christians, and aside from having Senator Tim Scott (R/SC) appear at one Glenn's rally's, I have not seen or heard about any other prominent African Americans supporting Glenn.

I don't know who was the target audience for this ad, but it highly entertaining for all the wrong reasons.

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Posted by Brenda Kay Richards on 10/26/2016 at 9:33 PM

Re: “State lawmaker files suit over ballot selfies

My understanding is that laws like this are to prevent vote buying. If I'm paying you to vote a certain way, I may request photographic evidence of the deed before paying up.

IMO, freedom of speech trumps such concerns.

As worthy of disdain as some people may find selfies, there's a legitimate issue here. It's a shame the Independent has taken a position of mockery.

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Posted by ENDelt260 on 10/26/2016 at 7:22 PM

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