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Re: “Operation Free says the military's investment in clean energy will keep America safe

Imagine reading a well-researched article praising the cleanliness habits of burglars; detailing how much time and energy they spend preparing for and then actually wiping their feet, putting on gloves, and bringing their own cleaning supplies for after their work was done. I think most folks would wonder why the article didn't mention their ultimate action and it's effects. Your article doesn't mention what the military DOES---war---and that it is the worst possible thing for the environment. Militarism, like racism and sexism, is a sickness in our culture. I hope that one day we'll be able to recognize that it is the water we swim in and that we need to reject it.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by EvanW on 02/19/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “All three GOP candidates in HD 15 push a conservative agenda

CALLING ALL DEMOCRATS! QUIT BITCHIN' AND VOTE! Get registered and vote if you are sick and tired of the conservatives running this town!

23 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by gurudori on 02/19/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Operation Free says the military's investment in clean energy will keep America safe

No way for the military to greenwash itself. It's the dirtiest, fuel inefficient, largest user of hydrocarbons on earth and paid $500 per gallon for diesel in Afghanistan using tax payer's money.
On the other hand, through our mostly Big-Oil-bought-and-paid for legislators, we do have some minor ability to demand an evolution toward greener technology that OUR federal funds pay for and stimulate growth in the industry, so subsidized by us now.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by CSaction on 02/19/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Operation Free says the military's investment in clean energy will keep America safe

Very disappointing to see the Indy got reeled in by the Pentagon's green washing machine.
""In Afghanistan," Hunt says, referring to reports that are a few years old, "one in every 24 [fuel] convoys sustains casualties ... So this is literally putting people at risk today." This sums up the baseline for critiquing this story and this campaign. "Make Americans safer while they blow up things and kill people in foreign lands." Even the few softball questions which get asked get non responsive answers and no follow up questions. A parallel story could be written about solar and wind powered drilling rigs for fracking operations. And Wal Mart has a similar pr campaign. The list goes on and on.. Seems the Indy has signed up with the military/industrial complex's pr wing.

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Posted by Gopher on 02/19/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Some tax credits in City for Champions plan are notoriously hard to get

Even thought the program is a long shot, it looks extremely attractive from the point of view of ob creation and business development. The private investors are also in extremely attractive condition to my mind, provided that they really receive such a good interest rate.
Jull from http://sterlingstore.co.uk/

Posted by Jull on 02/17/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “King floats tax for C4C

Not yet being verified they start to count chickens before they are hatched, to speak of the permanent job places, it's ok, but to estimate spending which are going to occur in 30 years...as the moment when the next bubble can boost any moment is not correct.
Jull from http://personalmoneyservice.com/

Posted by Jull on 02/17/2014 at 11:15 AM

Re: “If South Academy can get beyond talk, it might get out of the slow lane

The city is rotting from the inside out - just another example of how new homebuilding is economic fools gold.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 02/16/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “If South Academy can get beyond talk, it might get out of the slow lane

The only thing that will enliven south academy is if the area residents stop shooting each other and the neighborhood becomes safe again...they could start making the stores and services looked a little less like little Juarez.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 02/16/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Local food stamp program update

What would be great is if we could cut the fraud, all those are able to work, and those who smoke dope out of the system, and then spread the same number of dollars around a smaller group of people thus giving them a more significant helpful amount of assistance.

It is those who get without deserving or warranting the help who are really hurting the poor, not the conservatives.

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Posted by TejonTech on 02/16/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “If South Academy can get beyond talk, it might get out of the slow lane

A few thoughts:

- James is right; Pace was a warehouse club like Costco (Yay!). It was K-Mart's attempt to enter the big box and warehouse club businesses. There was a companion big box hardware store (Builder's Square). K-Mart closed both chains in one of its serial efforts to cut losses and find profitability.

- IMO the CSC was put into a very wrong location when it went into the old Intel chip fab plant up on Garden of the Gods. CSC is a government "basic service" and belongs centrally located in the downtown area where it can piggyback on the transit center at Kiowa and Nevada. Putting CSC downtown eliminates the ludicrous 2.5 hour trip from the city's southern region, plus it improves the critical mass of existing routes and ridership. Bringing CSC visitors into a walkable downtown will support nearby downtown businesses, especially eateries. There's a big empty parking lot along Pikes Peak, btw Weber and Nevada, catty corner from the bus depot / Wyndham Grand, that could support a mid-rise office location for the CSC, a modern cafeteria serving healthy food, and maybe a few more small businesses.

- I still hope the Intel plant can become a maker of solar electric photo-voltaic panels which seems a compatible use with the former processes of making silicon wafer chips. Here is where a public-private partnership with SoCol governments (EP, Teller, Pueblo counties, etc) the local utilities and a panel maker could bring some decent jobs INTO the area. Even if locally made PV panels cost a bit more than Chinese imports, getting people off of food stamps and unemployment should still provide taxpayers a net benefit and cost avoidance.

- I'd like to see S. Academy do well, but doubt it can happen without our larger society first experiencing a renaissance to provide the underlying prosperity to fuel the change process.

- Ms. Littleton should do more than just consider a stop at the V.A. Center. Such a stop should be an absolute requirement. Our Vets deserve no less from us.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/16/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs pot delivery stretches the law

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Posted by Ekta Taneja on 02/16/2014 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Some tax credits in City for Champions plan are notoriously hard to get

If the federal govt wants COS to have a stadium, then getting that hard to get $10M will be a cinch. After all, the state wants COS to have a stadium and has approved $120M in STIF dollars receivable - maybe - over 30 years. Looking deep into my crystal ball, I see that in 30 years our "iconic" stadium will be a graffiti covered dowdy old dump in a sea of asphalt where stray dogs roam and crumpled pages of the Gazette swirl amidst the tarps and tents of the homeless. Time to tear down the Bach Stadium and apply to the EDC for another handout to build a new "visionary" and "iconic" something or other.

To get the facts, not spin, go to: https://www.facebook.com/ChampionsforthePe…

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 02/16/2014 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

John Anderson will make an excellent El Paso County Sheriff!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 02/15/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

The article said that Apuan REPRESENTED HD 17. Past tense was properly used!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 02/15/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Anderson joins sheriff's race, city eyes No Man's Land, Memorial woes, more

Please Help American Made Film and Media Services support a new COMMUNITY organized public radio station getting off the ground right here in Colorado Springs! KCMJ 93.9 FM Colorado Springs Community Radio! We need all kinds of support from funding to people with radio experience to help! Please take a few mins. to watch this video to see how you can be involved! https://new.livestream.com/yourdocumentary…

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Posted by Nasya Clare Vincent on 02/15/2014 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Wound Up About Fluoride

We obviously have "Newby" reporters and commentators. This is the exact same argument, controversy, chemical, and players we went through in 1999-2000 when CSU wanted to fluoridate the same exact water systems. Fluoride has only been shown to be effective with cavity's using topical application not systemic ingestion. CSU will get the fluoride from smokestack waste products. And know we have a few wacky dentist claiming tooth decay foul in the face of mountains of sugar! (those dentist's loved putting ultra-toxic mercury in your mouth for a century!) This is a horrible joke on the public, shame on you city council.

Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 02/15/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Some in Manitou Springs want a marijuana do-over

I thought we already had an election and the people have already spoke on this issue!

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Posted by Jerry Scott Pebley on 02/14/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Some in Manitou Springs want a marijuana do-over

I know the NRMMS people have put together $5000.00 to run a campaign in our town to try and tell us how to vote!

Maybe, just maybe, Mr. Hass would like to use that $5000.00 to assist the city of Manitou Springs in recouping some of the monies it spent on flood recovery. Monies spent on not only our citizen, but our business owners as well.

That $5000.00 would get us an additional $15,000.00 in matching grant funds . . . how about it NRMMS . . . you want to help support our city or attempt to drive a wedge between us? YOUR CALL!!!

Sarge

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Posted by Kevin Mac Donald II on 02/13/2014 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Some in Manitou Springs want a marijuana do-over

Mr. Haas is also for paid parking in Manitou, which a majority of the business owners and citizens are against. I think he is out of touch with what the people of manitou want.

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Posted by Jim Ague on 02/13/2014 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Some in Manitou Springs want a marijuana do-over

While I don't live in Manitou any longer I do work there and spend more time there awake than I do at home when all is said and done. I think that this petition/vote is a waste of money that could be used for flood mitigation and I am confident that RMJ sales could help with the many issues we face as a community recovering from disaster. I spent everyday for 2 wks after the flood either helping my own place of business recover or in other businesses basements and I never once saw Tim Hass or any of the people from the anti group where as I made many new friends and stood by many familiar faces who are pro RMJ in town. So who is it that really cares about this town and actually wants the best for it? Cause I can tell you it isn't Tim.

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Posted by Lorena Townsend on 02/13/2014 at 12:27 PM

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