LOL this Daryl Kenny aka Xiren created such a mess in Goa and lived it up in 5 star hotels in India paid for by Oliver Sean and W.O.A International and this Xiren is now running down the name of Oliver Sean??? Is he out of his mind??? Karma is a bitch and Xiren now has to support himself giving 'Yoga' classes and BUYING Cyber PR packages and creating stories that associate him with Oliver Sean and W.O.A International just so he gets some publicity. Sick! Read this guys http://oliversean.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/beware-of-xiren-the-real-con-man-and-fraud/
Corner Pocket will be having a party soon to celebrate this event, we hope the Indepedent will attend.
Before you put too much emphasis on the meaning of these statistics you should do a little research. If you had, you'd know that the percentage of K-12 students that go on to attend college has actually INCREASED over the last 10 years.
BTW - The commission will cast a final vote on Monday morning (12/16) on Colorado Spring's application.
Seems a no-brainer that if UCCS is building a soccer stadium then that is where Ragain's minor league soccer team should play, and if his soccer team plays in UCCS' stadium, then UCCS and the Olympic organization should partner to add a sports medicine facility at UCCS.
A university setting seems right for both a stadium and a sports medicine facility. Putting both on the campus helps build critical mass for that growing set of facilities. The stadium could be used for many functions, making an unfunded downtown stadium redundant. UCCS can make some money by charging Ragain and others for use of the stadium; UCCS can surely use the money, our places of higher learning are not at all fat with juicy profits like the Broadmoor.
If UCCS builds it right, their soccer stadium could be used for minor league football, too, which would be TONS of fun and further energize renewal along N. Nevada, which is coming along nicely thanks to UCCS and University Village.
Let Air Force vets raise funds to either revise the existing visitor center or put a new one up near the new Bass Pro Shops off North Gate Rd, near the USAF entrance but not on-base.
A USOC museum can be put anywhere, why must COLO SPGS taxpayers be on the hook to pony up the bucks for that? What's really going on here? Is the USOC blackmailing us with the old "do this for us or we'll go elsewhere ploy?" I hope not, but if so, let them leave.
I wonder if the mayor and his minions have talked with the US and International Olympic committees about what the licensing fees will be for an Olympic museum? I would expect it to be tens of millions of dollars every year...
This kind of crime should be transferred to civilian authorities to investigate and prosecute. Way too many career-saving cover-ups and other malfeasance is currently going on in this area.
Never hired any military during my 30 years in business as I/we found them to be morally unfit to employ and this strengthens that belief.
Tejon Tech? You sir, are despicable! Go away and take your hatred with you.
So - where is the savings over washing a re-usable tray?
this is all nice half-time locker room encouragement piece, but if the plan was coherent and compelling instead of poorly sold and unlikely...maybe we could get behind it.
The best way to fight sexual assaults in the military is to not allow women in the military...then considering most of the sexual assaults on male on male, kick out all the gays, and you would about have the problem solved.
Every time you create a set of new policies and procedures that go against nature, you are setting up situations that will have these sorts of results, sexual assaults etc.
Stacy, whom do you quote when you place the phrase, "racist teabaggers," between quotes? I place them between quotation marks because I am quoting you. You appear to be quoting from the article, however, Jim Hightower does not use this phrase. You are putting words into his mouth then blaming him as if he had actually said those absurd things.
The Gazette, whose owner is a major backer of C4C, published another editorial/propaganda piece yesterday. How much of the $400M price tag to build the stadium etal is Anschutz going to contribute? Of course, he should pay his "fair share", which I estimate to be about 10%, or $40M. Is Anschutz willing to put his money where his mouth is?
That small group of elites that wants C4C, which includes the property owner, the property developer, business leaders, CVB, and the mayor and his allies, should pay for C4C. Instead, they want US, the taxpayers, to pay for it. WE have not been asked if WE want C4C because THEY know what is best for our city and WE don't. And since El Pomar, another believer, wants a stadium, El Pomar should empty its bank account to help build it.
Issuing bonds is an obligation placed on the taxpayers, and cities can and do go bankrupt when unable to raise the money required to make bond payments. The elites hope that building a stadium/museum complex will produce economic recovery, but it is businesses that provide jobs and prosperity, not stadiums and museums.
Our city and state govt has a legitimate role to perform, which includes public safety, roads, storm water, and reducing regulations and taxes to make our city and state business friendly. It does not include wasting tax dollars to build stadiums. Again, let those elites who want C4C pay 100% of the cost of C4C.
.....and on and on and on. Hightower, for the last 5 years you have been the worlds biggest cheerleader for this mess. Now that it is going south (just like those "racist teabaggers" told you it would) it is now the "racist teabaggers" idea?????? This is pathetic AT BEST! Shame on the Indy for printing such unmitigated drech.
Dobson's book, reincarnated as the USAF Academy training philosophy, appears to be another genesis of the "leader principle" techniques that were popularized in Germany three quarters of a century ago. As such, it needs to be rejected as ultimately unworkable in this society. Why is the present dominionist author working where he has any impact on training our young people who will work for us? We should be training young officers to respect our constitutional foundations, and not respond through fear of authority, providing the lame excuse, "I was just following orders". A critical underlying question is how such a person as Rosebush could get employment where he can impact the minds our young people?
One of the reasons more patrol cars and more fire stations are needed is the endless expansion of Colorado Springs towards Kansas and Nebraska.
Its time we start talking about slow growth initiatives.
No one doubts that an Olympic museum would draw tourists. If proposed on its own it would likely have wide support - with or without RTA funding.
Unfortunately tourists are also not what makes cities thrive - they are what makes them live in the past.
Agree with Dave Gardner. The primary beneficiaries of the downtown stadium and museum components of C4C are the property owner and developer. Is a stadium/museum combo something the citizens want? Or is C4C being foisted on us by the coercive power of local and state govt in collaboration with the primary beneficiaries? Councilman Miller is aware of the financial quicksand that is C4C. http://www.joelmillercoloradospringscityco…. But the mayor and his allies appear to be oblivious of the danger - or perhaps they don't care. COS doesn't need a stadium. COS needs companies to set up business in our city. We need jobs and business travelers to increase airport traffic. Does anyone believe a company will choose to set up business in COS because we have a downtown stadium? Or a sports museum, no matter how unique or highly visible from I-25? Stadiums do not in themselves provide economic prosperity, but are instead a by-product of the prosperity that comes to a city when business is booming. Entrepreneurs build stadiums AFTER their city becomes successful. And, like Oklahoma City, which the Gazette so admires, they do it without govt/taxpayer dollars. And Hazlehurst's comment that COS may be chosen to host the Olympic games in 2024 is laughable, just as laughable as it would be to say that Pueblo, last year's recipient of RTA tax money, will be the Olympic committee's choice. It will be easy to get rid of Bach in the next election, but not easy to rid ourselves of a financial mistake the size of C4C.
Pam, I know, but I haven't a link showing our low level of city tax income vis a vis other cities in COLO that do have tax incomes commensurate with requirements to provide basic services and road upkeep. To wit: What's wrong HERE is TABOR and the party of NO.
The El Paso County link merely illustrates the same problem as our city: TABOR
TABOR is the Godzilla destroying both city and county here, and is why the mayor's happy talk of 6000 new jobs per year proves he's a space cadet. No business of any note will come to this increasingly stagnant, crumbling backwater.
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