I have lived in both Denver and COS for over 20 years each. Of course Denver (metro) has more jobs; it is over 5 times larger. It has more of everything. It also has traffic problems that coincide. Definitely many more good looking women in Denver. The Springs is certainly more aesthetically pleasing.
What I cannot figure is how some of you miserable, negative, jaundiced people ever make it out of bed in the morning. Do you ever have positive thoughts or is everything that you perceive always bleak and hideous?
Colorado Springs has calcified, politically. Bullies like Keith King (former Cheyenne Mtn School District board, former state senator, now Council president), the Broadmoor's Steve Bartolin, and real estate developers still run the show, no questions asked. With the exception of stationed military and college students, young people desert C/S in droves, and who can blame them? King's Council is chasing a progressive young entrepreneur -- whose business model directly counters the destructive and dirty energy policies foisted on C/S by Council -- out of town. How sad, how typical, how backward. When O When will C/S citizens awaken from this dittohead stupor?
I haven't lived in Denver, but every young person I know tells me it's a better place to live. Usually this is because it's easier to find a job up there. The lack of a political voice is not a concern for the majority of young people. Political representation is not going to affect young people's lives (or...they won't care if it does impact them). Unless our local government grows some 'teeth' and starts fighting for a revitalized lower-middle economy then the only young people here will be the ones just passing through.
by the way, your religious life is yours personally, our local government doesn't have the jurisdiction to condenm the entire town to hell.
Well. There isn't much for a young person in the springs these days, or anywhere for that matter. Let the news tell you unemployment is down, and know that they are lying to you.
Part of the problem for young people in our town is that they are either high tech geeks who don't go out at night, or they are gay, or they are PTSD guys from fort Carson looking to stab someone.
Then that crowd has as their only options bad bars on Tejon or chain bars on Powers.
Not a good place for young people.
The Colorado Medicaid Director admits the tool has flaws in her letter to the Medical Services Board, http://joshuawinkler.com/MSB_Letter-Pediat…, but refuses to restore hours to kids while they attempt to fix the broken tool. This Pediatric tool is based on a Medicare tool used to evaluate homebound seniors, not kids who can and should be able to participate in their community.
So when is Ben Broadbent going to defend his position here? His reasoning is theologically pathetic and needs substance, not feeling. What a lightweight.
The mayor let power go to his head...and is as bought into the system as anyone ever has been.
How boring Guru...your whole hate mantra...to believe that something is wrong is not hate...we are naming the sin just as Jesus did, there is no hate involved. That is the emotional BS ploy of the left to avoid having to argue the issue.
How well we all got along with the gays before they had to make their dysfunction a matter we had to approve...we could all feel hated if we tried to force people to approve our various sins and dysfunctions.
The message of the gospel is repentance and amendment of life, not permission to do whatever fallen behavior in which we want to engage.
This tool was implemented as part of a larger home health rule "benefit standard", advocacy organizations across the state warned the department in September 2012 the tool was flawed, and informed the Medical Services Board of their concerns in a joint letter, http://joshuawinkler.com/MSB_Concerns.pdf, the dep't did nothing and children with disabilities across Colorado are suffering as a result!
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And thh second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Amen
Maybe you should just read the Bible's NT instead of preaching your doctine of hate to fellow born again Christians!
Romans 3:19-26- Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteous of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by the faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe ( John 3:16- WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH) ; for there is no difference for ALL HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jusus; whom God hath set forth to be propitiation through faith in his blood (Romans 10:9-10) TO DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS THAT ARE PAST....
So, I have to ask you two scholars- If the Bible says WHOSOEVER, are you saying that there is an exception to this verse? That homosexuals are exempt? If so, then you are the one denying the power of the blood of Christ to redeem mankind from the sins of mankind and the sin that every single person is born into. If so, you are denying Christ.
You are denying any person that has confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as being a Christian, and frankly, I would not want to be you at the Judgement of God when he asks, "So, Why didn't you love all of my children?" (Acts 10:1-33- verse 15 states: What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.) I would continue, but I don't have time to teach you the full redemption rights we have received: Redemption- to buy back with a price (the blood of Christ as the final Passover Lamb), Justification- just as if you have never sinned, Santification- to set apart from sin, Righteousness- to be right before God.
Just like my rights as an American citizen, I will stand on my rights as a believer in Christ and there is nothing you can say that will change this fact!
The mayor did lie. He has his own agenda & no one but his cronies & their goals matter!! I say we recall him.
You can include many of us 40 somethings as well...
Rev. Broadbent, a question or two if I may please.
When the Bible teaches that "lying with mankind as with womankind" is not a good thing (OT), or when Paul writes to the early church stating the same thing, how do you reconcile the endorsement of same sex marriages?
Does your church pick and choose the teachings of the Bible that it likes, ignoring the others?
Do you just choose to ignore the teachings? Perhaps that's the same question.
Help me understand.
Manitou there is something in the Spring Water is a good place to do all this...
Certainly a gay perspective that leaves out so much of the road to blessing that which needs therapy it is stunning.
A victory for disordered love, but not for the stability of the family, the safety of children, the moral ordering of society...just perversion run amuck.
What other sideline churches in Colorado Springs will be doing these blessings?
The real estate and development people have long been in control of this town...which is why we have water restrictions, over-development with no compensatory costs or fees for infrastructure, pure profit for the Broadmoor crowd.
This city has been mismanaged since Bob Isaac stepped down as city manager.
The mayor is living in denial about the true city demographic, council decisions are controlled by the new housing/development types, and no one seems to be capable of hiring people who have the spunk, skills, and ideas to stand up and make a difference. The growth in the use of consultants is a clear indicator that the dike is leaking and only stopgap measures are being taken.
The city's future is in question. Will it sink further into decay or become a thriving metropolis? That is the challenge to our current city leadership. My money is on the former.
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