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Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Soooo.... treat marijuana like cigarettes???

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Posted by happyfew on 03/07/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

If developers and big oil are backing a candidate, then the 98% that won't benefit should vote for the other guy. Get big money out of politics! Mr. Skorman has been a local small businessman for a long time. Last night's debate showed a lot of differences between the candidates. Don't be swayed by big money "alternative facts". Vote for who will make this city better for you!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 03/07/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

Mr. Skorman is very honest, forthright, open, transparent and responsive. He does not have to use 527's to hide payment for mystery push polls

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/07/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs Council race draws mystery poll

As the paper went to press, there was no response to the Independent's inquiry about the mystery poll from Fowler. Compare that to a timely and forthright response from Skorman. Which person do you want representing you on council?

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Posted by Mur on 03/07/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Inmates riot over food

You are so right. Yeah, I get it.."shouldn't go to jail, and jail is supposed to be uncomfortable"..All that BS. First, they WANT you to be malnourished, and weak and underfed.I once lost 15lbs in a week in county jail,the guards are pussies,intimidated and WANT u skinny, weak and easy to physically dominate. Plus 100 percent on point about these private food companies that DELIBERATELY feed SHIT for the required meal, so you will buy top ramen from them for over a dollar a pack (.15 cents in a store). Crooks,Crooks, Crooks.Should be procecuted, and put in jail themselves..See how it feels.Despicable excuses for human beings. Disgusting pieces of slime that don't deserve their own freedom.

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Posted by SAVAGE on 03/07/2017 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Friends and family of slain man push for the release of video evidence

I am sorry to tell you that people are changing so much that honestly really nobody knows anyone as well as they think and there are other situations that have happened before all this happened that is not being said by the police. Okay I may not know they parties involved but it sounds like there are lots of things that are and have occured but when a situation takes place it takes actions from both sides for the reactions to occured. I would really appreciate it if you don't blame everything on one person when it takes both parties. A lot of people have done things that nobody knows about and has there deep dark secrets. I am being respectful. There are also many different stories about this whole thing and so it is hard to tell exactly what really happened but to me it sounds like there are a lot of things that are being kept secret about the whole situation. With the video situation the family could have stepped out when they showed the video to the people that were in the court room because I understand that it could really hurt the family but this is just from my point of view. There is a lot that is fishy about this whole case.

Posted by Karma Roze on 03/06/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Rooster's House of Ramen hoping for spring opening

Hell yes!!!!!!!

Posted by Autumn Cave-Crosby on 03/06/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “From a nightmare to rebuilding a life

This should a shocking story about the abuse of power, but sadly this is our DA's office to a T. They'll take a case of sexual assault and try to ruin someone's life even if there is absolutely no evidence and even the jury agrees that it was ploy to win a custody in a messy divorce. And then will allow documented cases of felony perjury to just skate through the system. The biased nature of our local DA is overwhelmingly obvious. I hope that more stories like this can come to light and the DA office coupled with all of magistrates and judges that add to this local corruption can be brought to task. Instead of realizing this gentlemans purely circumstantial involvement in this case, the DA wasted time and our tax dollars pursuing a unobtainable conviction and feeding the defense lawyers that feed on defending people against these frivolous charges. We as a community need to call for reform. The DA office should be ashamed of this, but it's become so normal, that at this point, the only solution is a change in the administration.

Posted by Donny Coram on 03/06/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Lol, anyone who thinks it was politicians pointing out the "uncomfortable love affair with addictive behavior in tobacco" knows not what they write about.

I'll bet Fowler is with some anti Marijuana group.

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Posted by TruB on 03/06/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

The Jenkin's stadium refuses to drop dead because the dreamers won't wake up. There are numerous stadiums around town that could host the Switchbacks, and building this minor league team a $300M dollar stadium - to be built by taxpayer dollars without taxpayer consent - for the few times the team would play in the stadium is infuriating. What is the matter with Jenkins? Is not the Olympic museum and the parking garage under his skyscraper condo building enough of a carrot to incentivize the development of his 19 or more properties in the area? Furthermore, sports enthusiasts don't go to stadiums to watch their teams - they sit in their Lazy Boys, with a Bud in one hand and turn on the telly with the other.

The mayor is right in saying that there are already far too many URGENT demands being made on taxpayer dollars, such as stormwater and roads and now we learn that the number of police officers needs to be increased to respond to violent crimes. There is NO tax money available to pay for Jenkins dream of a stadium, the purpose of which is to increase the profitability on his 19 or more properties in the area. If Routin wants a stadium, let HIM and others like him donate the $300M dollars needed to build it.

"Let's quit worrying about C4C and start getting basic services in order." Clara's comments are spot on. As are those of Miller and other commenters above. Thanks.

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Posted by curious on 03/06/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Pueblo's new Brues Alehouse ties together talents that could launch a legacy

I have not been here it really looks good to go but been so busy. I'M thinking to take my wife there one of these day

Posted by Leon Visnaw on 03/06/2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Ms. Ewing Fowler:

The only link you provide is to the "glowing report" about the benefits of legalized marijuana. You do not link to your sources claiming otherwise.

Just to be clear, you might have mentioned that the Office of National Drug Control Policy is NOT a neutral source of information. By law, that Office must oppose the legalization of any drug currently on schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Na…

That your argument is based solely on sources that oppose legalization diminishes your credibility.

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Posted by Bill W. on 03/06/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Election update: Money, an endorsement, a new PR firm

We have a graph on amount by Candidate and a download for actual amount from what sources.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/2017-…

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Posted by Staci6 on 03/06/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Election update: Money, an endorsement, a new PR firm

What concerns me about this election is the same thing that has concerned me about EVERY election: how many candidates are in bed with developers! City Council is beholding to the developers who financially help get them elected and who seldom, if ever, go against any development they want, which is not always in OUR best interest. NOW, a low income housing development is about to be built smack-dab in the middle of Broadmoor Bluffs, a neighborhood that has already been ravaged by our City Fathers having ALLOWED homes to KNOWINGLY be built on a landslide area. It's an outrage! Start taking a closer look at the candidates profiles and most especially at WHO is financing their campaigns.

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Posted by mbomcar on 03/06/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Marijuana's impact on society is more than just dollars

Kathleen Ewing Fowler WHAT IS YOUR VIEW OF UNDERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION? OR ALCOHOL IN GENERAL?

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/06/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “UPDATE: CSPD cop's letter says department is a mess

The CSPPA is not wholly reflective of the officers as it is not a union but more of a fraternal organization in which even the Chief is a member. The CSPPA leadership have long been considered quasi-spokespersons for the administration.

The fact that officers (even senior officers ) must speak anonymously is indicative that they feel they do not have confidence that they will not face retaliation for bringing even valid issues to the attention of management.

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Posted by Code20 on 03/06/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “White House hints at marijuana crackdown

Man I hope that the Feds enforce federal marijuana laws here in Colorado Springs!!! Time to send potheads packing!

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Posted by Holmes on 03/04/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

I'd welcome fewer opinions and blue sky proposals and a little more hard data on the demographics of the city and the planning forecast. The city is growing north and east, yet the constant conversation seems to be south and west. The motto is "If you build it, they will come." The question is: "Who are they?"

Why is the city growing -- military? New industries (unlikely when there is no immediate water source)? Tourist traffic? How does all this divide up? Where are the jobs going to coming from to pay for all the new houses -- or will the core of the city hollow out as population growth slows in the country and people move to newer areas?

The population is aging, which means more trips to the hospital. Yet the one hospital nearest downtown seems to be moving north to the top of a hill that the best driver has trouble with in bad weather. The county has moved social services far away from the center of the bus service that many low income people depend on. How will the majority of the population access any number of services -- flying there hanging off a drone?

There's a lot of wish fulfillment around. The planning to make the city work is piecemeal at best. Let's quit worrying about C4C and start getting basic services in order.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 03/04/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

I have no sympathy for either side. Adopting the "trailer trash" found at the humane society isn't an answer to inhumane breeding practices. It is simply exacerbating another form of it.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 03/04/2017 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

Just an FYI...Elizabeth is:
Legislative Liaison to the American Kennel Club, a Delegate to the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs, an AKC Breeder of Merit and a member of the National Animal Interest Alliance.

Of course she does not know about animal welfare.

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Posted by Donna Wilson on 03/04/2017 at 1:43 AM

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