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Comment Archives: stories: News: Noted

Re: “Downtown gets more police, city backlog will require $1.3 billion, and more

John Lott proved nothing, Helen. Nice try.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Zen on 08/16/2013 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Downtown gets more police, city backlog will require $1.3 billion, and more

John Lott has proven that MORE GUNS equal less crime so why not encourage citizens to get trained and be armed in response to crime?

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 08/15/2013 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Fireworks displays cancelled, Academy hires gender expert, more

Gender awareness is when guys who like to watch girls realize they are actually lesbians...

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Posted by TejonTech on 07/02/2013 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Fireworks displays cancelled, Academy hires gender expert, more

"Gender awareness" - liberals gone absolutely bat-shit crazy.

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Posted by siggie on 07/02/2013 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Fireworks displays cancelled, Academy hires gender expert, more

Typical Air Force...needs gender awareness training...how absolutely brilliant are these people if they need help with discovering what gender they are...it is really pretty basic.

Seriously...what did they expect when they opened such a closed environment up to both sexes. A secular college has more separation between the sexes, and appropriate venues to interact...the military is not geared for that, especially in the fox hole.

That is where the problem started...and the amazing thing is that people are now surprised...maybe they are the one who need a gender awareness class.

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Posted by TejonTech on 07/01/2013 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Waldo survivors help Black Forest victims, and more

That is what you get for having a sheriff who's motto is"

Let it Burn, Let it Burn, Let it Burn.

And people keep voting for him!?!

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Posted by Tony Wendt on 06/19/2013 at 5:24 AM

Re: “Waller weighs AG run, inundation study released, more

Waller? Lmfao! He's the most ignorant of them all, besides Dan May. God help us...

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 05/30/2013 at 7:56 PM

Re: “'If you can't say anything nice' ... plus a new Waldo report, more

Whew...it is really like a new king instead of a public servant within an existing system has arrived.

I find the sweeping reforms to be dismissive of the past elected officials and rather unnerving for citizens wondering what sort of totalitarianism has taken over our city.

The hubris is stunning.

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Posted by TejonTech on 04/24/2013 at 3:09 PM

Re: “'If you can't say anything nice' ... plus a new Waldo report, more

Not allowing "negative" comments and making citizens wait in the foyer while they have their closed door sessions are just typical stunts of Koch Bros puppets who have nothing but contempt for citizens. It's a way of stifling democracy, which fascists like the Kochs and their puppets despise.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/24/2013 at 2:33 PM

Re: “'If you can't say anything nice' ... plus a new Waldo report, more

Seems to me someone ought to go into council and disparage every one of them, dare to be arrested (or whatever the penalty might be), then sue the pants off of CS for 1st Amendment violations.

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Posted by rt on 04/24/2013 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Panhandling, dropouts and weed-delivery bust

No guns, pan handling is encouraged, and pot heads. Not a recipe for progress.

Posted by Robert a m on 03/05/2013 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Noted: Drilling talk, alarm-system alarm

Good post! Though there are still murders upon installing setting up home alarms, i think at least one's life could be saved. See this http://www.myalarmcare.com/ where you can find a wide variety of alarm systems.

Posted by Medical Alarms on 02/26/2013 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Panhandling, dropouts and weed-delivery bust

Keith King and Jim Bensberg really are the old failed school of thinking in Colorado Springs...they are both past their expiration date and need to step aside. We need fresh ideas and a youthful face, rather than a clown's face for our city.

Posted by TejonTech on 02/26/2013 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Noted: City Council pay, Personhood bill, GIVE! results

City Council Members,

We are proposing that at your next Formal Meeting that the ballot proposal for City Council Compensation (voted on and approved by a 5-4 vote January 22, 2013) be brought forth for reconsideration for the following reasons.

1.) The presenters of this ballot proposal (young professionals) made strong statements that they could not participate in running for City Council unless the compensation was increased to $48,000.00+ per year. This number appears to be a very arbitrary number as it cannot be a single source of income for a young family with a mortgage. Their after tax take home pay would be approximately $36,000.00 per year. Aside from that there have been over the years thousands of free hours given by this City's Citizens on committee's and commissions paying for their own fuel, parking and supplies, adjusting their employment schedules in order to serve when asked by Council and others. Yes, it can be very costly to serve, but we all new and accepted the terms and conditions when we accepted the invitation to serve, whether it be Council or a committee for this City.

2.) A full review of City charter was ask for in order to bring it into the 21st Century, This review could have a dramatic change on the responsibilities (adding to or deleting from) of the City Council and it's expected duties.

3.) After the City Charter review, City Council may not longer be the Utility Board and if that happens how will that new Utility Board be paid and how much? Should both the City Council and the new Utility Board be paid the same while they serve or will the pay differ and if so for what reason?

4.) This ballot proposal is being perceived that it is from the City Council asking for a raise and not the Young Professional group that asked for it. They did not have to collect, verify and submit the 25,000 signatures from the citizens of Colorado Springs to the City Clerk in order to place it on the ballot as a citizen sponsored initiative. Their position and desire for higher pay for City Council was not well explained to the public while while they did so (re; the Strong Mayor Ballot issue).

5.) Ralph Braden said it very well, that he felt that this would be in jeopardy of failure (increase in Council pay) if placed on the ballot at this time in this manner. We agree with him fully after listening to the radio today (KVOR Richard Randall) there are many citizens who are already against this proposal for the reasons mentioned above and more.

We are supportive of a reasonable raise in the pay (stipend) for City Council, but only after a City Charter review has been completed and the recommendations have come forth from those chosen to review it, supported by facts and presented to the Citizens with honesty and transparency in the media and town hall meetings. Please consider that if this measure fails in April in may be very hard to resurrect it again in the very near future. President Hente, you said before your swing vote, "if not now, then when" The not now is before a complete charter review for the 21st century has been submitted and the when is after the new City Council has approved those changes and it has been presented to the voters properly.

Once again, we encourage you to call up this Ballot Proposal in the next formal meeting and call for a vote for reconsideration, we pray for a short postponement to bring this forth in a manner that the citizens will vote for in a positive way.

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Posted by Paul Kleinschmidt on 01/31/2013 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Noted: City Council pay, Personhood bill, GIVE! results

Serving on the city council is not a job. It is a public service. You should be compensated for your expenses, not your time.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 01/30/2013 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Noted: City, PERA gets court date

Now that we know the HBA endorsements we know who to vote against. Leigh being investigated shows the type of unethical and puppet individuals the HBA endorses. Dougan should be investigated as well.

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Posted by louiet on 01/26/2013 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Noted: City, PERA gets court date

Good to know Nuemann has a heart...I thought he was cold bloodied money grabber.

The city's argument about owing people their pensions, however inflated they are, is a bogus position given they forced the employees into "leaving".

Although all these para-government employees ought to have to wait until they are 65 like the rest of us, and not double dip by getting a PERA pension while still doing the same job they were doing before.

Posted by TejonTech on 01/26/2013 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Noted: Possible school closures

Lameborn is an embarassment.

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Posted by Lalahartma on 12/28/2012 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Noted: Possible school closures

I'd like to read what Lamborn has to say about gun control, NRA and the Newtown shooting.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 12/26/2012 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Noted: Council delays drill vote

RE: Klingenschmitt v Weinstein, it would appear the erstwhile chaplain (I keep wanting to type 'charlatan') has lost faith in his god's justice and is looking for help in the secular world... or maybe he's just looking for a juicy settlement.

Hope he's not holding he breath! What he's likely to get from Mikey will probably be aimed toward his back pocket but it won't fit into his wallet...

Posted by Rael Nidess on 12/14/2012 at 7:22 PM

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