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Re: “New radio station seeks to reveal the Springs' underrepresented

Thank you for the shoutout! As a community radio station, KCMJ 93.9 FM will endeavor to be a cultural institution in the greater Colorado Springs community, and reflect the unique concerns and passions of the people who live here. With a system based on openness and collaboration, and diverse programming produced by volunteers and funded by listeners, we hope that this station will ultimately become a cornerstone of participatory democracy. Thank you in advance for your support, dear CS Indy readers! "Like" us on FB at (Radio) Power to the People!

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Posted by Dennis Apuan on 09/30/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Hey Bob you do know CJC is an Adult jail dont you? After a person becomes an adult theres not much parenting left to do. Trying to blame parents for what there adult children do is kind of out there. Now for you to defend a man that has ran around with several women while married to another shows how you feel about family and promises. Now dont it? I personally taught my kids marriage is not something to take lightly and promises are as good as a hand shake and should be kept. So your comment about other parents kind of makes me think you should look in the mirror yourself before condemning others. Now lets move on to your other comments Where is it a right to smoke in parks? Yes its kind of of silly but theres no such right written anywhere. Second he was elected to uphold the law. Even you admitted those gun restrictions were made LAW so for him to decide for himself not to abide by them kind of sets him up as NOT DOING HIS JOB. Now dont it? Now your imaginary argument of "cant be enforced" is hogwash and we all know it. If you gave your buddie a gun knowing he was unstable and had been arrested for beating his first wife then killed his second with the gun then yep you should be prosecuted if for nothing else being stupid. If you dont know he had been arrested well then the background check would keep you from being stupid. Now wouldnt it? Time will tell if he broke any laws and if he gets indited for all the other crap hes accused of. Now if the man cant or wont keep a promise to his wife and family. How can we trust him to keep his promise to us. GET IT?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/30/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Marijuana: Chris Bartkowicz is back

Watch overtaken on youtube and get educated on what is killing our kids. Kids as young as eight are starting with the pills and moving on to heroin by the age of twelve. marijuana is not the gateway drug, i belive it starts for most with sugar then nicotine and alcohol. Why are doctors even writing prescription for oxy, vicodins and all the other opiate pain killers to anyone under the legal drinking age? I think it is safe to assume the reason comes down to the huge incentive gifts that big Pharma is paying these doctors to write these prescriptions.

Posted by pretty kitty on 09/29/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Marijuana: Chris Bartkowicz is back

I find it appalling how a
our government can spend and waste so much money going after marijuana growers and the dispensaries when there are people dying every nineteen minutes from prescription pills and every six minutes from heroin overdoses . Everyone knows that marijuana is medicine, but unfortunately our government has been bought by Big Pharma who would lose billions of dollars if people grew and made their own medicine and could heal themselves. It all comes down to the big mighty dollar, privatized prisons have become a business so they fill the prisons with addicts. Prisons do not rehabilitate people. Allowing an entire generation to die from these opiate overdoses is called depopulation.

Posted by pretty kitty on 09/29/2014 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Bug us and our leaders, Robert? Ummm, no. In fact, until recently, Maketa was the Golden Child. He could do no wrong, and the constituents (including myself) pretty universally loved the Sheriff. Then we all found out that, without a doubt, Sheriff Maketa has been using his department as his own personal harem. To include having a sexual relationship with his comptroller, and the two of them opening at least NINE bank accounts in the area, FIVE of which the El Paso country treasurer was unaware of. No, Sheriff Maketa isn't "bugging" us Robert, he's fucking and fleecing us...

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Posted by Sarah Marie Switzer on 09/29/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Mr Maketa has admitted that "mistakes were made" during his time in office. He has appologized to the people who worked under him, without specifying what those mistakes were, and he is under investigation by the FBI. Now he wonders why the commisioners are taking the OEM out of his hands. I would guess they think he has enough on his plate getting ready to defend himself against all the potential legal battles he is facing.

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Posted by Beth Heinrich on 09/29/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Theres an easy way to sum this up. Maketa you're a scumbag, a crybaby, and an unqualified a-hole. Quit whining, suck it up, and admit to your wrong doing. The more you deny it the worse it will be for you in the long run, ask Lance Armstrong. The best part of this whole thing was when the independent investigative report on the Black Forest Fire came out, which you heavily criticized. Oh, wait, when asked if you read it you're reply, 'No I didn't' Then how in the world can you criticize it.

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Posted by Stephen Leach on 09/29/2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “UPDATE: City agrees to pay PERA $190 million

Bach has been a nightmare since he was elected by the "we don't want to pay taxes
on anything especially storm water ultra conservative tea baggers and over zealous republicans, doug, the felon bruce (he is not worthy of capitol letters), and all the other whiners who refuse to raise taxes to grow our city, attract jobs, and protect our infrastructure. They behave like whining toddlers and yet they have no trouble complaining about issues and challenges facing Colorado Springs! Bach is nothing more than the Koch brothers puppet. It is time for the citizens of Colorado Springs to step up and hold the Mayor and City Councils feet to the fire. They need to take action to improve our city, attract businesses, deal with storm water and many other issues that are not being addressed by Bach and his puppet masters. Colorado Springs has been my home for over 30 years and I hate to see what our corrupt leadership is doing to it. Shame on the idiots that elected Bach.

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Posted by Helene on 09/29/2014 at 6:36 AM

Re: “UPDATE: City agrees to pay PERA $190 million


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Posted by Dave Stuntz on 09/28/2014 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Lamborn and Co. urge generals who oppose Obama to resign

We all know that Doug Lamborn is not the most intelligent of beings when it comes to being a member of Congress. I've been following him and when he was first elected he didn't really show any flashes of intelligence. Eight years later there hasn't been any improvement. In fact there has been some regression.

You have to ask youself, as a Voter, "What has Doug Lamborn done for me personally?" We know that "we" as taxpayers have given Doug Lamborn over $8 million in salary and staff expense since he's been in Congress. What has the CO5th gotten for that? Not much! One piece of his legislation passed with the help of the "other" team. Most of his legislation never makes out of Republican controlled committees. Aren't you curious what he's proposing? Why don't the Republicans like his legislation? Maybe he's proposing legislation to look busy and not so much for results. No original ideas to help his constituents?

Doug Lamborn is completely helpless stopping the $2B that will be leaving our local economy with the downsizing that is coming. And trust me, it's coming!

We're #1 in the state for child poverty. What has Doug Lamborn done to aleveate the problem other than voting to cut SNAP and WIC funds which also affects our young military families and some of our Social Security recepients? We need 19K affordable and low cost housing units. What has Doug done for Colorado Springs? He likes to get funding for other parts of the country but the CO5th not so much.

All you Republican businessmen & donors (if you read this post) must ask yourself, "Would I hire this man to work for me knowing full well he has a very poor record of producing any results? Why am I donating to his campaign even?" He basically has no marketable skills that can be used in the "free" marketplace. He's been feeding at the public trough for 20 years and what has he accomplished? In the vernacular of the military, he's a 'NO LOAD.'

So, it's time to step up and replace Doug Lamborn. You Rs out there, it's time to hold your nose and vote for the "other" guy. I'm sure he won't make embarrassing national news for some dumb move on his part.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 09/28/2014 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

No reply to my question of course and if I do get a reply it will no doubt be innuendo or the parroting of some yahoo that knows next to nothing except they want to be sheriff or they live on "kick-backs". Give Sallie Clark a badge!
As a little information that many do not seem to know is that it is government's job to take care of infrastructure and to protect our Rights. Sheriff Maketa has been protecting our Rights while Hickenlooper, Bach and the rest think it is their job to collect money, spend money and build monuments to themselves. The city and county are crumbling starting with the roads being atrocious (caused by rivers that occur after a rainfall ((drainage)) and winter's freeze and thaw cycles). There is sand piles everywhere, weeds and elms overgrown left and right just to name a few. Hickenlooper makes laws on firearms and to hell with voters. Government is not there to create jobs either (Bach) or pass ordinances to keep our parks from burning down (Bach, no smoking)! Parks burning down??? I would laugh but it is not funny. Government is now reverting to the (non-smoking) backroom deals and good ol' boy system of times gone by. Nobody learned from history so it repeats itself...

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 09/27/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “UPDATE: City agrees to pay PERA $190 million

Speaking of C4C . . . Bach the mayor is quite different from Bach the campaigner. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BUILD A STADIUM. The mayor and City Leaders know the city can't afford it. There is no economic or other beneficial reason to build it. $200M of local sales tax revenue will be diverted from essential govt responsibilities to service the debt. COS needs jobs in the private sector. The mayor and City Leaders know this and they should be focusing on this need. Instead, they want to assist Jenkins etal to revive downtown by building skyscrapers in the URA. Who do City Leaders think are going to occupy these skyscrapers? They say they want a walkable downtown where young professionals can live, work, and play. Where are the jobs these young pros will be filling? Does the mayor intend to grow govt bureaucracy in order to provide jobs for the young pros to walk to? I wonder . . . since the "heart" of the city moved away decades ago and is extraordinaly resistant to moving back, is reviving downtown even a worthy goal?

A stadium will not create an economic boom. Prosperous cities build stadiums and other status symbols AFTER their economy is booming and not BEFORE. Govt is authorized by the people to spend OUR tax dollars only on specific city needs, such as providing/maintaining infrastructure and public safety. That the mayor intends to spend $200M of OUR tax dollars on a frivolous stadium is outrageous. And it's even more outrageous that the mayor and City Leaders intend to build it without a vote of the people.

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Posted by curious on 09/27/2014 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Lamborn and Co. urge generals who oppose Obama to resign

Conspiring to sabotage America's military and undermine the authority of the commander-in-chief during time of war... "Not even close to treasonous." Indeed!

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/27/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “UPDATE: City agrees to pay PERA $190 million

Bach won't provide a comment on the settlement.
Lamborn won't debate anyone during a campaign.
Anyone else see this cowardice with the "R" dudes?
Bach has cost us a ton of money, but it pales to what C4C is going to cost us.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/27/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “UPDATE: City agrees to pay PERA $190 million

No one should be surprised at this decision. Shame it took over 2 million dollars to figure it out. That wasted money could have paid salaries for the legislative body of the second largest Colorado City.

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Posted by lisaczelatdko on 09/27/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “UPDATE: City agrees to pay PERA $190 million

Lisa Czelatdko
October 22, 2012 ยท
Council still talking about the campaign finance ordinance revisions. Wish my colleagues took this much time going over the memorial health foundation bylaws. #coscitycouncil #danieljchacon #memorialhealthfoundation

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Posted by lisaczelatdko on 09/27/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Lamborn and Co. urge generals who oppose Obama to resign

Not even close to treasonous.

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Posted by Odin on 09/26/2014 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Lamborn and Co. urge generals who oppose Obama to resign


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Posted by John Connor on 09/26/2014 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Lamborn and Co. urge generals who oppose Obama to resign

Oh Dougie, if you be goin' all seditious & traitorous & shit yer gonna lose yer zipper lickin' contract with them oligarchs and life can be tough for a haggy old Koch strokin' cousin "lovin'" corporate 'ho...just sayin'.

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Posted by Boomer49 on 09/26/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

goldsabbath & bobdobbs Explain again exactly what the Sheriff did to you or someone else. Was he arrested for something? Convicted of committing a crime? Or did he just bug you and our "leaders" with his straight shooting approach and his actual authority. Is it because so many of your idiot offspring reside at CJC and the Sheriff as much as said so but he was nicer about it.
Too many bad parents in this community and nobody does a damn thing about their children and then they become the Sheriff's problem. This is one pathetic city and county.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 09/26/2014 at 6:35 PM

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