I am 61 years old, my father and mother both enlisted in the Army to fight the spread of fascism in Europe, which would eventually have come to our shores.
I am speaking of WW II, my mother joined the Women's Army Corp, and my father was a 2nd lieutenant who fought on the front lines in France.
My father took a bullet from a German soldier, shattering his right arm and went through major surgery, grafting his thigh bone to repair the shattered bones in his arm.
He is a purple heart recipient and to me they are both heroes who fought to keep their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren free from fascism.
Odin and Bob Nicoll, you are both cowardly, ignorant, disgusting human beings and this country and world would be better off without either of you.
You fucking fascist bastards disgust me!
I too live in briargate, a couple blocks from research and literally drive the entire length of it to get to work and never once received any type of notification. I don't have an HOA in my neighborhood and there were no visible signs posted either. I absolutely support more biking routes in the city, but taking away traffic lanes isn't the way to do it. I lived in Fort Collins for several years and loved the bike route structure there, you can ride all the way through town without having to share the path with dangerous drivers! That is more of what we need in this town.
This article is the pinnacle of shameful and unprofessional "journalism" to the point of fiction writing. Allen Beauchamp is on the city's payroll as an adaptive bike specialist. Canadian-born Cory Sutela is a Manitou Springs resident and employed by Sram, a high-end bike manufacturer. (Is Sutela even a registered voter in Colorado?) Surely, both Beauchamp and Sutela receive some stipend for their Bike Colorado Springs roles that are grant funded by Colorado Health. One would like to believe Colorado Health's purpose in funding Bike Colorado Springs was fitness not political activism. Let's not overlook there's money to be made for Beauchamp and Sutela. Why not share those key facts, Tim Bergsten?
Where did the funding come for this Bicycling Experiment come from? We didnt have money to fix our potholes and crumbling roads throughout the city a few years ago. We had to implement a tax to get this taken care of. Public schools no longer have the funds for bus transportation. We are threatened every now and then that we cant afford our police force. So why are we spending money on several large salaries for this planning committee? How much money went into this failed project total? Not just salaries and related expenses, but their share of city resources they took? How long will they continue to spend money, time and resources on a failed experiment?
Sally and Odin I think something we should all be wondering. Why didnt Putin retaliate? Or When will Putin retaliate?
To those who seemed confused that the author isn't pretending to hide his agenda or to take it with a very large grain of salt. This article is listed under the columns heading (for the column titled Good Dirt) and not the news heading of the Indy. That means it's his take on things. It should not surprise you at all.
Agreed, David Lien.
Very true, Norm Bangeman
LOL! Nice one Bob Nicoll!
"How sweet to hear that D.T. thinks Putin's decision not to retaliate after the U.S. imposed sanctions is smart and a "great move." " -- Sally Alberts
So Sally, what you are saying is that you wanted Russia to retaliate. Nice to know.
To the generous open arms Pizza Time offer. The city's repeated deceit and name calling of the citizens of Briargate, the bike advocacy's rejection of objective discussion throughout this entire episode, and as demonstrated by this very article to continue to cast residents in a negative light by carefully abused references, I think I will have to decline your offer for open discussion because I cannot trust you. If you want trust, you have to earn it back. You betrayed me. I have always been a supporter of on road bicycles and you wouldn't even give me objective discussion in return for it. You need to earn my trust back.
Mr.Bergsten is so biased in favor of bicycles that anyone who reads this article should take it with a very large grain of salt. Among the distortions that Mr.Bergsten has in this article are "vocal group of citizens". The group of citizens is actually much, much larger than the tiny group of bicyclistas who, like Mr.Bergsten, believe narrowing Research was anything more than idiotic.
Another of the distortions was, "wildly misleading information" given by Ms. Marshall. As verified by Ms Prtichard's comments above, there was no notice given to her. So, who is writing "wildly misleading information"?
This event was posted on the Friends of Research Facebook group. Even you think the lanes were a bad idea, get involved:
End of Demo Social
As we toast the completion of the Research Parkway buffered bicycle lane demonstration, Friends of Research and Bike Colorado Springs (BCS) invites everyone in a spirit of friendship and fellowship for an evening social at Pizza Time, Wed., Jan. 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
From a pedestrian and cycling advocacy point of view, the main takeaway from the demonstration is that the process of active listening, understanding, and transparency are essential for a successful implementation. Toward that end, let's come together and discuss how to meet the challenges that face Briargate and beyond. Clearly there is a long-felt need for having safe pedestrian and cycling routes to our many beautiful parks and award winning schools. There is no better time than now to rise to the challenge of envisioning a 21st century cityscape.
Bring your ideas and sense of optimism; we will be collecting lessons learned and ideas for a BCS after-action report that could be used for potential future projects. This event is open to public and all are welcome.
And folks wonder why people don't trust the media these days. Wow... not even pretending to hide his agenda.
We live 2 blocks from Reseach (and have for 10 years) and I never received a notice, email, letter, or saw any signs posted about this bike lane implementation. I have asked my neighbors - they didn't receive notices or information either. One day there were 3 lanes on Research, the next day poles and paint reducing traffic to 2 lanes with a dangerous bike lane appeared.
Best of luck, President Trump. Jim Hightower, get back under your rock.
I am disappointed with the democrat party I have been associated with and voted
For My Entire adult Life. The dem party at least as the COS INDY portrays it- stands for nothing but hormone therapy for pre pubescent teens with gender confusion. Shame the f-*** on you- i don't think 7 year olds have a damn clue who they are- I am going to withdraw myself from
The dem party- or at least
This shitty newspaper- if this is all they can focus on
Rocky...you are correct, however, Trump is more than just childish, Trump has some serious emotional issues.
I am not a psychologist, I would love to hear a non-partisan psychologist's thoughts on this, but I don't think one needs to be a psychologist to see this. You just have to have eye's, ear's and a mature brain with a mature thought process.
Trump for some reason has not matured emotionally beyond the emotional maturity of an adolescent.
This explains much, it explains why the republican debate degraded to a debate on who's wife is the hottest, or who has the larger penis.
It explains why he cannot take any criticism, why doesn't care whom it is he retaliates for criticizing him, war heroes, gold star parents, disabled individuals etc.
It explains his obsession with tweeting out his retaliation to others in an immature and disrespectful manner.
It explains when a journalist asks him why not just stop the silly war with Cruz on who's wife is hotter and going after the other's wife, his response was..."well, he started it, why do I have to stop?" Any one of us with an adolescent child knows that line very well.
We have elected to the most important seat in our government and in many way's the world a child.
In my 61 years of life, I have never seen this country in such a vulnerable way as we are now.
Our country, our democracy will not fall from bombs from Russia, China, or North Korea, if that becomes a reality, it will be Mutually Assured Destruction. We would all lose.
Our democracy will only fall if we crumble as a nation internally.
My friends, we are seeing that happen.
Our partisan polarity has become so intense, we can know longer think like adult Americans. We have become blind from our hatred for each other and to the vulnerability we are creating.
Fellow American's, unless we pull together as American's and not republicans, democrats, conservatives or progressives, we will split to a point where we can not be put back together and our nation and our democracy will fall.
Hate to say it folks but its beginning to look like we all lost. Our new President is all hurt over the fact that our intelligence has proof our enemies helped him win. Aw there just trying to say I didnt legitimately win. When he should be saying I still won but lets not ever let this happen again. But wait he knows things. Right? Now we are supposed to pay for that wall he promised and expect Mexico to pay us back. Ill bet next we will here when they get there tax return they will pay us. Im going to drain the swamp but bring in the same ones that were ran out 15 years ago because they were crooks. Im going to deregulate the stock market but its not because I owe them billions. Damn people cant you all figure out we just elected the most childish man in this Country to lead us. With a shit load of childish promises. Why the hell do you think Russia was so happy he won? Biden said it correct "GROW UP" but I think it should have been aimed at the whole damn Country.
I don't think Kristin understands that a "free speech zone" prohibits "free speech" unless in a designated area.
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