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Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

Three quarters of the "City for Champions" proposal was/is sheer nonsense. Only the Olympic museum ever made sense from an economic benefit perspective - and even that is going to cost local taxpayers tens of millions in roads, parking garages, and pedestrian improvements.

It will be interesting to see if the RTA board goes along with any changes in the original proposal, as the C4C was sold to them as a package, thus they have every right to revoke their original approval.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/08/2017 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Medical marijuana for PTSD bill advances

Please consider the following as a front page article on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -

The Transcendental Meditation ("TM") program has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for over 20 years for soldiers with PTSD.

Kindly watch and share with all -

"PTSD and Transcendental Meditation - David George, Infantryman" (2:34; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ki4c-XkYsM / excellent!)

and

"Transcendental Meditation Improves Performance at Military University" (5:12; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIH0913lQe0 )

Also, see the dramatic effects for Domestic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for women and children, and for PTSD for "First Responders", at http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/#video=6gM_sXiUPvo (5:24)

Also please enjoy, "Use a Treatment for PTSD That Actually Works" in The Hill, Washington DC

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/262340-use-a-treatment-for-ptsd-that-actually-works

and

"Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication in Active-Duty Personnel" in EurekAlert (01/11/16)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/mcog-tmm011116.php

Thanks!

Bill @ BillsArtBox.com (a thirty-nine year "TM'er")

P.S. Please visit https://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/veterans.html for more information.

Note: Results are available for long-standing PTSD symptoms, as well, including for Vietnam Veterans.

Also, from http://www.army.mil/ :

"Transcendental Meditation - a Path to Healing"

"Doctors promised him through medication and hard work he could potentially heal over the course of years, but since transcendental meditation he has moved much closer to achieving his recovery in months."

- U.S. Army official website

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Posted by Bill Torrington on 02/08/2017 at 5:24 AM

Re: “Skorman leaves Save Cheyenne, focuses on 2017 council race

I fully agree with Mr. Bensberg. Mr.Skorman would bring to council the much needed real life experience in the competitive business environment! Almost daily, there are articles in the local press linking one to sites where Colorado Springs as touted as being one of the most top rated cities because of its parks, open space and outdoor experience!

Continuing to support candidates who will work hard to maintain and improve parks and promote 'the economic viability' of the city that provides funding for acquiring and maintaining parks is essential.

The 04 April Election is one experiencing a well-funded take-over attempt by Colorado Springs Forward to stack the city council (and the Board of Directors for Colorado Springs Utilities) with a majority of council members they support and who will endorse policies favoring their limited agenda.

Please consider carefully the impact of voting for those candidates supported by CSF by asking: What have they really done for the community and can the community be well served by having a Broadmoor/Builder/Developer dominated city council?

The current incumbents, Don Knight, Andy Pico, Helen Collins and Jill Gaebler have done a yeoman job on council - - bringing engineering and analytical thinking to the process of local governance to offset the rather bumbling, mayor/developer roll-over votes of Bagley and Bennett.

Mr. Bagley and Mr. King will not be running. Therefore exists the chance for voters to install a very well-balanced council by electing a seasoned businessman to council with a vote for Richard Skorman and re-electing Jill Gaebler, Don Knight, Helen Collins and Andy Pico.

Please consider scrolling town to the bottom of the Colorado Springs Forward website to review the candidates they support and ask: What has Colorado Springs Forward actually accomplished in their four years of existence and what do their candidates really bring of value to city council?

http://www.coloradospringsforward.org/

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Posted by Staci6 on 02/08/2017 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

Mr Miller:

Your heart may be safe from sharp pointed objects in the near term.

Within hours of the press articles re: the 'deathbed status' of the stadium/event center, Colorado Springs Forward produced an email blast to members in full support of the Mayor's efforts to negotiate a move of the World War II Aviation Museum from the local airport to the Phil Lane Property on Sierra Madre!

While many aviation museums feature only aircraft on static display, one desirable feature of these museums are the availability to have 'flyable' aircraft from other museums on loan to the local museum for short periods of time.

Trying to land a fully restored B-17 (104 foot wingspan) on Sierra Madre or Vermijo Streets downtown would be interesting to watch. The take off would be even more interesting! The sound of 4 Wright R-1820-97 "Cyclone" turbosupercharged radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW) each would be thrilling indeed!

Keeping aviation related activities located at the airport would seem prudent unless one is concerned that the entire C4C project, including the Olympic Museum is at serious risk and there are last-ditch efforts in play to save the deal at the last minute!

The Lane-Jenkins support group mentioned above (CSF) will be supporting candidates for four of the open city council seats in April and may possibly endorse a candidate for District 6.

THE CSF CANDIDATES

District 1: Gary Basham. District 2: David Geislinger. District 3: Chuck Fowler. District 4: Deborah Hendrix. District 5: Lynette Crow-Iverson.

With your background and time in office as a city council member, do you have thoughts on the benefit to the community - - in having a 'slate' of candidates all funded by the same 'special interest group' - and do you think the general level of concern and suspicion by the every day voter about developers will generate a huge loss for the CSF 'slate candidates'?

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Posted by Staci6 on 02/08/2017 at 3:11 AM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

"3 years was 2 years and 11 months longer than needed to realize that building a stadium and forcing an unwilling public to pay for it was a STOOPID idea. Oh, well. Better late than never."

Salient points:

1) The only reason it's not under construction is because slick politicians and their well-connected political and financial supporters GOT CAUGHT in their plan to spend hundreds of millions of local taxpayer dollars under the guise of it "being paid for by the state."

2) Even after they got caught, the same individuals and organizations spent three years and hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on no fewer than five "fake" studies touting what a boon it would be and PR promotion and attacking opponents as "divisive."

3) This is evidence that the City misled [lied] to the state on the existence of "base financing" for the project.

4) Why is the mayor calling on the General Assembly to modify the law and allow the same group of slick politicians and their well connected political and financial supporters to squander State dollars that could be used for role-of-government issues like WIDENING I-25 and instead funding ANOTHER downtown pet project?

Remember how the Olympic museum for 3 years was touted as a "100% private and state-funded" project? Now they're asking for $500,000 of taxpayer money and the taxpayer-funded "Conventions and Vistors Bureau" (CVB) is kicking in another $500,000 of "their" [our] money. Next, the City will have to commit to building $51 million in downtown infrastructure for the Olympic museum as a condition to get loans from banks for the Olympic museum. With interest, that infrastructure cost rises to $130 million. now we're going to repeat the process with another museum downtown?

Lastly, lots of people make it off their "deathbed." I'll believe the stadium project with taxpayer dollars is dead when I see a stake through its cold dead heart.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 02/07/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

This was a front-page story in the Gazette this morning and reading about the death of the stadium put me in a really good mood all day. It's taken City Leaders 3 years to conclude that the citizens don't want to use tax dollars for a stadium that has no purpose other than to make the developer who owns 19 or more properties in the area happy. Very happy. And very rich. The mayor has pointed out the obvious - hundreds of millions of tax dollars are needed to pay for stormwater, roads, and other infrastructure improvements and there's not one red cent available for frou frous. 3 years was 2 years and 11 months longer than needed to realize that building a stadium and forcing an unwilling public to pay for it was a STOOPID idea. Oh, well. Better late than never.

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Posted by curious on 02/07/2017 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Skorman leaves Save Cheyenne, focuses on 2017 council race

All open space and parks advocates in Council District 3 need to rally for Skorman on April 4. If you're not registered to vote, now is the time!

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 02/07/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Suppression is the goal of many 'free speech zones'

Typically these zones are designated by considering things like safety, impact on public thoroughfares and passage, business impacts, and security. This has been done by and affecting organizations of all political persuasions for decades.

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Posted by Dave H on 02/07/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Suppression is the goal of many 'free speech zones'

CSIReader:

Apparently only "leftist violence" is a problem for you. Double standard, of course.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/don…

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/07/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Suppression is the goal of many 'free speech zones'

From a safety perspective it makes sense to keep demonstrators and supporters from being too close to one another, especially since leftist violence has been rampant of late.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/07/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Tim Mitros finds life after city of Colorado Springs gig

We all know why Mitros was let go. He was getting too close to the homeowners who lost everything when our City Fathers chose to KNOWINGLY get in bed with Developers and build homes on landslides. I am clueless as to why these homeowners are not filing a Class Action lawsuit! It seems like a slam dunk to me!

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Posted by mbomcar on 02/03/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

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Posted by Mary Jo Meade on 02/03/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

I seriously doubt that the county contracted for inadequate amounts of inedible food. What I find most interesting is that the bloggers who routinely find evidence of corruption in every government transaction, are not demanding a full accounting of how our tax money is being spent or accusing any county official of receiving kickbacks from the deal. Instead, they are happy to be ripped off, just as long as the prison inmates suffer from the cruel, if not so unusual, punishment.

In another thread in this same issue of the Indy, and on this same blog, is a report of a study conducted in prisons with real inmates that indicates a link between poor diet and violence. Unless you were being sarcastic, you indicated in the comments section that you agreed with that finding, Mr. Tannim, before you wrote your comment for this piece. Somehow, you failed to put the two reports together.

The cost of hiring extra guards to handle violent prisoners far outweighs the cost of a nutritious diet. And, if you are interested in reforming prisoners, providing a good diet is a good start.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/02/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

The author did not "equate" anarchists with communists and socialists. He merely pointed out that groups who self-identified as anarchists, communists, and socialists, were working together. Apparently, the theoretical differences between these groups does not matter as much to them as it does to you, Mr. Tannim.

Furthermore, the original Anarchists (with a capital 'A') constituted a movement whose main political tactic was to assassinate politicians, often using bombs to take out as many as possible. They were hooligans and proud of it, and I think the Communists are offended that you did not call them hooligans as well.

Finally, classic Anarchists, Communists, and Socialists all have this in common: they all agree that progressive change can only come from the Working Class defeating the Ruling Class and dismantling the capitalist system. Communists also believe that their political system will lead eventually to a "withering away of the state." In other words, their ultimate goal is identical with the Anarchists' goal. They just think it cannot be forced or done immediately, but will take time.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/02/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office's "fight club" results, and two inmates deaths

Fight Club? Reynolds was found unresponsive by another inmate (not sure any other inmates had something to with it considering Reynolds child abuse charge) the other was being transported back to jail from the hospital when the officer noticed he was in distress. Not sure how these two incidents correlate to a couple deputy's vying for the most "use of force" incidents? In typical DNC-style news stories, its blame now ask questions (i.e. discover the facts) later.

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 02/02/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

A debate is a much better way to handle this than a lecture and a protest.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/02/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Studies show link between behavior and diet

Well, there is a definite link between foods and behavior--just look at excitotoxins.

Maybe they ought to lace the inmate food with Valium--kinda hard to be violent when you're asleep all the time...

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Posted by Tannim on 02/02/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

They're inmates, which means that they are not deserving of what they consider to be "good food". If they wanted good food, they they shouldn't have landed their butts in jail in the first place.

They ought to be lucky that they aren't getting Hawkeye Pierce's "river of liver and ocean of fish." Or Soylent Green.

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Posted by Tannim on 02/02/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

Boohoo. Supposed to be jail. A reminder that you dont want to come back. Sheriff Elder is running his agency efficiently despite constant cuts to law enforcement. You should be pleased with his ability to work within a tight budget and saving law abiding tax payers money.

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Posted by romer1 on 02/02/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Milo Yiannopoulos Speech At Berkeley Canceled Amid Violent Protests
The Berkeley College Republicans had invited the Breitbart editor and notorious Twitter troll to campus to speak.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/milo-y…

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Posted by guruD on 02/02/2017 at 7:16 AM

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