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Re: “Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

Attention all active duty and veterans: Lamborn is NOT YOUR FRIEND! Remember this at election time.

Repeat after me, "Doug Lamborn is NOT my Friend." Again. "Doug Lamborn is NOT my Friend."

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/23/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

Lamborn is NOT interested in active duty members and their families or veterans. If he cared he would not have voted to cut WIC or the SNAP programs which some of our active duty and veterans need. Why is he on the Veterans Affairs Committee? He doesn't know or understand the meaning of "taking care of our own" since he's never served our country.

Lamborn is only interested in his donors (i.e. Koch Bros.)who are NOT interested in the welfare of our active duty and veterans only their own selfish agendas.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/23/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

Ok, Mr. Burns, please discribe the jobs you're referring to. What revenues and where will they go? What do you consider Economic Development? Please answer carefully as you may get a rebuttal.

Mr. Murray is a thorough and meticulus thinker who does not take his task lightly in trying to protect the citizenry from mis-guided fantasies of others. This should be the last community to support corporate welfare. If this is a "power trip or personal vendetta" so be it! The citizens should welcome him.

Mr. K: It is private interests using the government to attain their goals with taxpayer money and NO or very little citizen involvement.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/23/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

Some public interest group ought to get up a list of the Veterans Affairs Committee hearings that Lamborn missed and check them against other committee meetings that he did attend, just to see exactly what he thought was more important than the vets.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/23/2014 at 1:02 AM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

Mr. Burns, it warms the cockles of my heart to see the blind, childish faith you have in the ability of the government to create economic prosperity by taxing and spending. Or, perhaps, you are only interested in prosperity for real estate developers, even if it breaks the backs of the citizens you pretend to speak for.

George Bernard Shaw once said the punishment for a liar is not that no one will ever believe him. It is that he cannot believe anyone else. Likewise, an untrustworthy person cannot bring himself to trust anyone else. So, when you accuse Mr. Murray of indulging in a "power trip or personal vendetta," I have to suspect that that is actually your usual modus operandi, Mr. Burns.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/23/2014 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

Ok Bill, you can re-live the same ole day, over and over again like you did in the movie "Groundhog Day." Meanwhile, we will move forward and advance our city with jobs, revenue and economic development. If you're so concerned with benefiting our citizens, why are you so focused on holding us back?? Seems like a power trip or personal vendetta to build your own empire rather than advance the citizens at-large!
-Justin Burns

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Posted by Justin Burns on 07/22/2014 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

Council member Joel Miller has forwarded a similar letter

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 07/22/2014 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Grocer X: Fear and loathing in the checkout lane

No matter how much of the cashier's time a customer wastes with foolish questions, the cashier is being paid. The customer has to waste time waiting on long lines for the privilege of handing his money over to the grocer. How comforting to know while I am standing patiently in line the grocer is eying me trying to determine if I am a "gila monster" who might not understand their latest promotional gimmicks.

The grocer is supposed to be there to answer questions. That is an essential part of the job. Maybe some customers are not as quick as others to catch on and maybe some are annoying and irritating--that's why it's called "work!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/22/2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Peaches, beef and a Clam Jamm — food haps ahead

No beef? Our diet dictocrats prescribe vegetables and tofu. Problem solved.

Posted by curious on 07/22/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Grocer X: Fear and loathing in the checkout lane

Staff working King Soopers at Briargate and Union near the hospital are the best.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/22/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Grocer X: Fear and loathing in the checkout lane

Allow me to reiterate: The Customer Is NOT Always Right. My message to the customer would be this: The employee is not there for you to abuse and berate. You don't know as much as you think you know and you are not always right. Its about mutual respect. Thanks. :-)

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Posted by Stephanie Brnhrt on 07/22/2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Grocer X: Fear and loathing in the checkout lane

Its easy to bitch, isn't it? Anybody working in retail, of any form, will have bad days and horror stories. Yes, it is true that the customer is NOT always right. But, it is also true that we catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

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Posted by Stephanie Brnhrt on 07/22/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Gay tolerance divides Skorman, Bach in mayoral debate

Merl Will-Wallce would frequenly sit and smell his own crack smell on the middle finger he had just past through it. It really made a lot of people sick.

Posted by Dr. Doodie on 07/22/2014 at 4:46 AM

Re: “Same-sex marriage could add $50 million to Colorado economy

Pricilia, is there a spell to keep you from posting drivel on this blog?

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Re: “Same-sex marriage could add $50 million to Colorado economy

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Posted by Pricilia Flamini on 07/21/2014 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

So the weed that you can get without fear of jail is not good enough for you? I suggest you return from whence you came. Please.

Indy.... how is this even a news story?

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Posted by imjohn on 07/21/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Cycling and the killing zone

Thank you John Olson and to Colorado Springs Urban Intervention for taking on the transportation infrastructure issues.

It is unfortunate that Colorado Springs was built out over the last ~20 or so years without adequate planning for non-motorized use and many of the larger intersections and corridors that one would use for transportation by human means are grossly lacking in protection for vulnerable roadway users.

I don't blame the city outright, it just wasn't something that they thought of, as cycling for the most part has been a recreational pursuit for a large majority of users. With our off-street trail systems, bike lane infrastructure already in place and beautiful climate, many in our region thought we already had enough to get people out and recreating.

We did. They recreated.

But a fundamental shift has been occurring in many regions in the US with the bicycle being adopted as much more than just a recreational pursuit. People are starting to use it as a means of active transportation and within cities most trips of the 3-5 mile length (the highest percentage), utilizing a bicycle as your means of transportation is not only possible, it many times can be easier.

The cities that have figured this out and have been investing in infrastructure that makes a bicycle a viable transportation choice for a wide swath of their residents are the ones reaping the greatest benefit from that very intentional choice. Instead of just building or refitting roadways for automobiles, they are making great strides to creating an environment which works extremely well for multiple modes of travel.

The "Killing Zone", the section of Tejon traveling south under the I25 overpass and down beyond Motor City Drive to the intersection at Cheyenne Blvd got it's name from me due to the many cyclists that I interact with over the past 13 years that feel safe riding through that area in a group but flat out avoid it riding singly "because I feel that I'd be killed". We're vulnerable roadway users for a reason.

A better term for the condition that has been allowed to persist, especially on the southbound leg where the bike lane (which is totally disregarded by a high percentage of the automobiles coming off the Motor City off ramp, rolling the red and driving diagonally across it) disappears beyond Motor City Drive is a "High Conflict Zone" as that is what you have when multiple types of vehicles are attempting to occupy the same space. I rarely roll through it without encountering some form of conflict that while easy enough for me to manage is not a comfortable situation for less road-savvy cyclists to negotiate and those are the ones that will create a more cycling-friendly Colorado Springs when they feel safe to head out onto the roadways.

Look for more regarding High Conflict Zones in the future as our cycling advocates work with the City to create a better, safer and more accommodating environment for all roadway users.

Pedal On ~ Allen

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 07/21/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Hey....Jeff and Kathy, MS is caused by a long term highly acidic diet. If you want to stabilize and cure Kathy you have to learn about the body's alkalinity and it will take a plant based alkaline diet. Read the pH Miracle by Dr. Robert O Young and cure her. MJ will not cure MS alkalinity will !!!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 07/21/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

i lived in colorado for the last year and its all a scam, i can get better smoke and its cheaper in wisconsin. I stopped smoking in colorado because it wasn't worth it and now have moved back to wisconsin for better jobs and better pay. Stay in your home state it will be a few years but it will be legal in this country soon.

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Posted by Josh Myers on 07/21/2014 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

The Dr gives you a temporary red card which can be used the minute you get out of the office.

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Posted by Mike Sinko on 07/20/2014 at 10:43 PM

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