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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “More support, less government


I agree that they are a joke.... I have heard your story from several people needing assistance with same results! I'm on the other end of the statistical end of your story being that I've always paid in full and on-time until the agency opened a case against me and created one mess after another. Preventing me from just following the support order provided by the court. Once they bullied their way into the situation I've been forced to be in arrears by one cent each month. That is until they decided to resolve that problem, by reaching deeper into my pocket and assessing a cool new formula they have to correct the arrears issue. They do this by taking an additional $74.00 to cover the penny difference.

Thankfully I have found resources that have helped me correct the issues at least for now as I'm certain there are many others whom have had the unfortunate experience of trying to deal with these people with little or no success.

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Posted by Ironhorse on 07/10/2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Oh no, 'GMO'

"isn't any research" Wow such ignorance (lack of knowledge not an insult) of the real science. Here is a statement from the American Association for the Advancement of Science:

"Moreover, the AAAS Board said, the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the British Royal Society, and “every other respected organization that has examined the evidence has come to the same conclusion: consuming foods containing ingredients derived from GM crops is no riskier than consuming the same foods containing ingredients from crop plants modified by conventional plant improvement techniques.” (2012)

From the World Health Organization:

“GM foods currently available on the international market have passed risk assessments and are not likely to present risks for human health. In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved.

Or from Europe:

A Decade of EU-Funded GMO Research 2001-2010

Food Safety:
“The main conclusion to be drawn from the efforts of more than 130 research projects, covering a period of more than 25 years of research, and involving more than 500 independent research groups, is that biotechnology, and in particular GMOs, are not per se more risky than e.g. conventional plant breeding technologies.”

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Posted by Robert Wager on 07/10/2014 at 9:25 AM

Re: “More support, less government

Well I wish they would get ahold of my case! My ex owes over 500k. Never seen one penny. Child support enforcement is a joke. I know where my ex is and they still cannot collect. Last time I was down there which was over a year ago they had the nerve to tell me my case is a disaster for their statistics! You would think that would motivate them to collect. Thankfully I did not wait for them to solve my problems. I went back to school, got a good career, and make my own living without any government support. If the day comes I ever see any of this money it will be like I hit the lottery. The pot keeps growing at over 5k a month and my youngest are 7. I will have many more year of messing up their precious "statistics"!

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Posted by Coach80 on 07/09/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Ain't no sunshine

Hey, Helene. You better get over to the Gazette article and condemn them for their ignorant comments (which parallel mine)! LMAO!

Sam Masias · Top Commenter · University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Not a problem. CSU will give the employees an award at the upcoming July 16th meeting and rate payers will pick up the tab. Its how we are all connected.

Ann Howell · Top Commenter
This is disturbing. Where is the common sense? Now our rates will be raised because of their incompetence.

Neil Talbott · Top Commenter · Northern Arizona University
For over two decades the insurance company has recommended a sprinkler system and utilities failed to deliver...and the city council/utilities board gave Mr. Forte a substantial raise? I am not so sure it was deserved considering that fire damage could have been reduced in this situation if a critical command decision had been made by management anytime during the past two decades. Either way, the utilities ratepayers are stuck with the bills; for a substantial CEO pay increase, and for the power costs while Drake is shut down. Our utilities board appears way too trusting of this public utilities management, and this situation shows they need to either question management decisions more, or, hire a board that can.

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Posted by guruD on 07/08/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Degrees of difficulty

The proper thing to do would have been for the "university" to stop enrolling for the local campus, and keep it running until the last local student graduates or drops out. When a student enrolls there is an unwritten understanding that the school will be there for as long as it reasonably takes to get a degree. I don't think the school can just drop the campus and still expect payment for classes taken, particularly when many of those credits will not transfer to other schools. The students should see if they can sue.

In the meantime, I advise all who seek a higher education to be sure to check if the institution is accredited and if its credits will transfer to other schools. If not, then the "education" you receive and the "diploma" you earn will be worthless.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/08/2014 at 2:11 PM
Posted by guruD on 07/08/2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Degrees of difficulty

Taking into consideration the cost of education and the amounts people have to cover in students loans, such state of things is behind my comprehension. The young people burdened with amount of around 40000 should get more money to finish the education or all the previous money was spent in vain.
Jull from

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Posted by Jull on 07/08/2014 at 6:18 AM

Re: “We've got your beach

A lot of kids play in the creek on the other side of the bridge leading into the park - heck, we played in creeks and drainage ditches as children, and we survived!

Posted by MargRita Williams on 07/07/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Ain't no sunshine

Yes, Helene, I read the article after posting. Not everyone reads the Gazette if they are fans of the CS Indy. And I do have a right to put the question out there on how much BONUS the CEO made when decisions like this were made.

Maybe these BONUSES should go towards the plant maintenance and getting the some sprinklers then we wouldn't have had this problem with the fire. But since I make less than 40K who am I to question how the money get spent, and how the Mayor and city council wants to just increase taxes to cover the costs of running the city and the utilities plant? Maybe if I got paid what they got paid I wouldn't want anyone questioning the Bonus system given to top officials for doing the job they were paid to do in the first place.

What do others out there have to say on this???

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Posted by guruD on 07/07/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Ain't no sunshine

Gurud get a life. You may have heard that on the radio but there was not enough factual information to form an intelligent opinion, the operative word is "intelligent". Unfortunately the majority of the citiziens tend to read the gazette and and treat the information like it was factual and accurate, which many times it is not especially with the new owners of the gazette. People are so quick to condemn CSU without understanding the operations, legal requirements, and many other rules and regulations that govern the way they operate. I would suggest you attend some utilities board meetings and try to educate yourself so that you can make an intelligent opinion not just something you heard on the radio.

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Posted by Helene on 07/07/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Ain't no sunshine

I just heard on the radio that the CS Utilities had the option to purchase sprinkler system in case of fire and they turned it down. So how much was that BONUS that the CS Utilities CEO got, and how much is this going to cost us plant being offline, lost employee pay for shutdown and with the needed repairs?.

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Posted by guruD on 07/07/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Ain't no sunshine

I just heard on the radio that the CS Utilities had the option to purchase sprinkler system in case of fire and they turned it down. So how much was that BONUS that the CS Utilities CEO got, and how much is this going to cost us plant being offline, lost employee pay for shutdown and with the needed repairs?

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Posted by guruD on 07/07/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

Mr. K--,

You are correct. Hams interfering with TVs was more common before the advent of cable TV, but it can still happen. By law, we are not supposed to interfere with certain bands or devices, just as other bands and devices are not supposed to interfere with us. Therefore, any decent ham who finds out that their station is causing interference is ethically and even legally required to help find and fix the problem. Many of us tell our neighbors that is they notice anything weird, to let us know. Some people have reported ham radio causing motion/occupancy sensor lights to turn on, smoke/CO alarms to beep, hash lines in their TV screens, sounds coming from computer speakers, etc. Usually it is a pretty easy fix.

What most non-hams don't realize is that technically they have a similar responsibility. They may install an LED lightbulb that wreaks havoc on certain frequencies. It may just be a lemon or it may be that particular design or lot has a defect. If it is causing problems, then technically it has to be changed. And that is all that the article is really about -- being a good neighbor.

Posted by JBloodgood on 07/02/2014 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators


Again, the lights and ballasts you speak of are correctly tested and certified, and installed by trained professionals who have to adhere to standards, and occasionally they do still cause problems. And when they do cause problems, hams track down the source and call the appropriate department(s) to get them fixed.

The issues mentioned in the article include a ballast that was not properly tested or certified and incorrectly claimed that it was, and a do-it-yourself installation where the person installed their lights incorrectly.

Posted by JBloodgood on 07/02/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “We've got your beach

Sounds good to me!

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Posted by Mia715 on 07/02/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “We've got your beach

I have never seen a fish nor minnow in that creek. "Safe to play in" ( the water ) ; I would *not* let my child touch the water; then children put their hands and fingers in their mouths, or wipe then on their faces, .... "safe to play in" . No.

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Posted by MoFo on 07/02/2014 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

null is saying what I was about to say. Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium lights have been used as streetlights for 4 decades. And those are 1500 watt monsters. Those ballast would shut down radio TX way faster than a grow light.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 07/01/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

Boulder clerk refuses to stop same-sex licenses…

Posted by guruD on 07/01/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Pride and joy

Homegrown Coming Out story set in Colorado Springs-

Get a free viewing copy of my E-book on “Adventures of a GWF REBORN” to any kindle owner of my own coming out story set in Colorado Springs..

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Posted by guruD on 07/01/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Pride and joy


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Posted by guruD on 07/01/2014 at 11:25 AM

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