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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Street Smarts

Re: “Smoke 'em if you've got 'em

If you are seeking a licenseable production facility for your a64 or med grow check out

Posted by Pueblo Potter on 10/06/2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

Ask anyone in Law Enforcement who they would rather deal with, a drunk or someone high on pot? Alcohol makes some people violent, marijuana makes people mellow. As for health issues, Alcohol causes liver and kidney damage, affects blood and brain function. 3 or 4 puffs of smoke does not do the damage of a pack of cigarettes. The prohibition was more than likely brought on by big business and the pharmaceutical industry so people can't make money off of something that grows wild.

Posted by Alex Laszar on 08/27/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

Fuck you, yo.

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Posted by Aston on 08/10/2014 at 2:42 AM

Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

Military Jay is afraid to go outside now that the demon weed is legal? OK. Thanks for expressing your concerns, MJ. I deal with the fear of drunken G.Is downtown beating the shit out of me every weekend in dowtown CoS, a stone's throw from Manitou. I weigh the risk every weekend. Is going out worth it? Am I too jumpy tonight? Will this shirt make someone want to kick my ass? What about the look on my face? What if some PTSD-afflicted Army fuckhead takes offense to *something*? Am I gonna die tonight? We live in a violent town mostly because of the military, the same military that enables M.J. to make his blood money. Weed that mellows people's harshness is coming, whether M.J. likes it or not. It's already here. It's been here all along. Fuck you if you don't like it.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Aston on 08/10/2014 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

People who don't like the smell of marijuana should probably should have been avoiding social events in Manitou long before this past week :-D

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Posted by Judith Posch on 08/09/2014 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

Reminds me of an old joke about a politician on the stump during the hey-day of prohibition who is asked for his position on alcohol. He answered, "If you are talking about demon liquor that destroys homes and breaks up families then I'm agin it! But if you are talking of a wee drop of comfort that warms the heart on a cold winter night, then I'm for it!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/07/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

This whole debate baffles me. Please tell me why "recreational" (i.e. imbibed for personal pleasure and sociability) consumption of alcohol is okay, but not "recreational" use of marijuana. Alcohol is addictive and can cause severe health problems. Marijuana is not addictive, and although it can, indeed, contribute to lung damage (which is why I don't smoke it), it's nowhere near as bodily damaging as alcohol. Alcoholism is a far more pervasive and chronic problem than marijuana usage. My grandmother died in her late 30s of alcoholism. A commenter above evokes "mom and dad" smoking pot, but I'd bet my bottom dollar "mom and dad" routinely have a drink with dinner, a cold beer while relaxing after work and/or while watching the game or barbecuing in the back yard. And I'd bet said mom-and-dad's kids go out and buy alcohol illegally on occasion. Hell, I'd bet said commentator himself has indulged in "recreational" alcohol consumption on multiple occasions in the recent past. (Me, too.) And last I looked, the bars are full. Why, then, is the one okay, but not the other? Explain the rationale. Either neither should be legal, or both should be legal. Period. At one time, alcohol was illegal -- but then, abracadabra, it was legal again -- and, hence, apparently okay. Try making the argument that recreational alcohol use should be illegal -- watch the firestorm of angry denunciation it would provoke.

Either one -- BOTH legal or BOTH illegal -- is fine with me, but not an indefensible double standard.

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Posted by Bob Campbell on 08/07/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

Perhaps by "smarts" they mean "stings," as in "I was hammering a nail and accidentally hit my thumb. Boy, it smarts!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

Perhaps by "smarts" they mean "stings," as in "I was hammering a nail and accidentally hit my thumb. Boy, it smarts!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

I think maybe "Smarts" should be in quotation marks in this feature's title.

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Posted by Oinkety on 07/25/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Perspectives on prejudice

sad to hear about all the discrimination poor Guy is suffering. My heart bleeds purple piss for your unfortunate white ass.

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Posted by gregR on 07/16/2014 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Teacher-free school

I believe that teacher-free education is impossible in modern society. At lest there should a teenager, somebody, who can conduct the process and control in a classroom. Children should study at public schools and get knowledge there. A few years later they can choose an online school to study remotely, where they can learn more and probably write good paper. Do you know that dissertation is very important as it teaches students how and where to find necessary information and how to clothe thoughts and conclusions in suitable language. Here is, good service that can support if you want to write a dissertation and learn how to make it well-written, well-structured.

Posted by KatyJordan on 07/14/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “I.D. please

When I turned 21, I had already been legally allowed to drink for 3 years as at that time you could drink beer and wine at age 18. Plus the age for drinking on post was 18. Additionally, when I was 20 I was assigned overseas where there basically was no age limit off post. And finally, we had been allowed to drink in our house at age 15. So no, it was no big deal. Would I go back and do it again? Hell yeah! I was young, single traveling the world and doing and seeing thing most of my peers will never do in their entire life.

Posted by Dave H on 07/08/2014 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Higher ed, higher debt

Now let's hear from the administrators telling us how they are worth every penny of their 6 & 7 figure salaries. Please elaborate.

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Posted by gregR on 05/07/2014 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Our trash: Where's it all go?

Incredible what will get thrown away in the trash! We need to redefine what trash even is. Take an item out of the garbage can, and voila!, it ceases to be trash anymore.

I work at a glass recycling company called Clear Intentions, and we are working to take glass, an incredibly useful material, out of the "trash," and turn it into a usable product. We've just moved to the Colorado area and need residents on board.

Posted by Todd Lehman on 03/30/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Mile-high hopes

Haha, Aaron Berndt's comments are all awesome :-D

Posted by Judith Posch on 01/30/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “The Springs in 2014: Squinting into the distance

What do I like least.... inadequate public transportation, virtually non-existent in outlaying areas, even as close in as Rockrimmon....especially true of trans available for medically impaired. The contract that the city has with other companies is great if you are on dialysis but because of the number of dialysis patients people that are unable to drive and may need to go to physical therapy are not adequately provided for... tough if you don't have local family.

Posted by Linda Shelley on 01/15/2014 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Dining à la ‘cart’

Check out BITE ME sausage wagon. The wild boar brat is to die for.

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Posted by longtooth on 08/16/2013 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Art in Colorado Springs

To think that Colorado Springs has an "art scene" is pretty laughable. Yes, there is art and you will find some fantastic artists, but the art scene, aside from being mostly non-existent on a measurable scale, is generic and small-minded. The Springs does not have a high tolerance for the arts. This is apparent when you you realize the art downtown is dictated heavily by city government (and is very few and far between), and it's hard to keep a gallery open. As for opening an arts-based may as well try something else or move.

Posted by tonic on 05/27/2013 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Colorado leads the national gun-control discussion

What a farce...first off our state legislators of both parties are a bunch of clowns. I wouldn't trust any of them to select dinner off a menu at MacDonald's for me.

Secondly not a thing they are doing would have prevented a single gun tragedy...they are simply going to eliminate Colorado jobs and sports revenue.

Posted by TejonTech on 03/05/2013 at 2:57 PM

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