I suggest that any visitor or business owner not wanting metered parking read work done by Donald Shoup. Parking is a scarce commodity and we generally under-price it. That leads to people staying in one spot for a long time and keeping others (customers) from using it.
In Parking Demand Management, the ideal is one or two spots open on every block. Those that want to park right in front of high-value areas pay more than those that are willing to park a few blocks away and walk.
One other thing...in many places, business owners over-estimate the number of customers that arriving by personal motor vehicle and thus over-emphasize free or low cost parking. I imagine that may be the case in Manitou as well.
The recall of John Morse is certainly a 'hot button' issue. If you are on 'the other side of the fence' and do not see the need to vote for this recall, and would like to volunteer to encourage a NO vote, please sign up - and also voice your opinion on the Marijuana Issue: Allow or Ban? Thank you.
To Regina DiPadova: so you resent being called a "hater", but I'll wager you have no compunction whatsoever calling others "haters" if they have the audacity to disagree with your beliefs. I'm curious if you can see the duplicity and hypocrisy in that? I doubt it.
Hillary will be elected in 2014 and finally we will have a great twofer- She and Bill will bring some real changes , and long overdue- gun laws, health care.
It's about time a really smart and very funny piece was written on Weiner- and the many weiners that are out there- the Tea party members, gun lobbyists,etc.
Since Monsanto is nowhere to be found in Colorado, I guess the protesters just wanted to bitch about something/anything.
"The National Rifle Association has decided to throw its weight behind the John Morse recall in Senate District 11 ("NRA is gunning for Morse," IndyBlog, May 17). " -- Jonothan C. Tierce
Only after NYC Michael "32 Oz" Bloomberg started funding ant-recall efforts. The NRA wanted absolutely nothing to do with the recall effort until that happened. And quite frankly the NRA is trying to take undue claim when they say they are coordinating the effort -- the truth is they are not coordinating anything and are late in coming to the table.
"Polls continually show that "responsible gun owners," even within the NRA, support background checks and limits on large-capacity magazines, as well as various other measures designed to limit the ability of criminals and the mentally ill to obtain and wreak havoc with weapons that are far from what a sportsperson or hunter would need, or in most cases even want."
The polls are all over the spectrum regarding support or opposition. And quite frankly most of the polls do not try to ascertain if the people answering the questions even have a clue what they are talking about.
"The gun safety legislation passed under John Morse's tenure as president of the Senate is reasonable to responsible gun owners and non-owners."
Actually it is not reasonable. The laws that were passed are snake oil. They are feel-good measures that even the authors admit will have no impact. And they are nearly impossible to enforce without enacting far more onerous restrictions.
If you are interested in better understanding the laws and their flaws, I will be happy to explain in greater detail.
how could you write about our mayor and wieners and not throw in a mayor teabagger reference... I guess you have better control than I.
The L-word: lawsuit!
what's that daily paper you mentioned ?
The teaser said "L-word." So, what's lesbian about Drake power plant ?
And the Sierra Club isn't far removed from Nature Conservancy. They are the "Bain Capital" or "Operation Push" of enviromentalism. They are really looking for a payoff, not enforcement action.
I find the security at DIA much faster in actual minutes spent than Colorado Springs...it 100% because of the attitude of the TSA in Colorado Springs that I go to Denver.
I once told a tsa agent when I was being overly scrutinized what TSA protocol was and handed him the directive from their manual...and he told me didn't care, it was his airport and he was going to run it on his rules...I left never to return.
Stacy, you are referring no doubt to the email controversy. According to Wikipedia:
"In November 2009, hackers obtained a number of Mann's e-mails with climate researchers at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, and published them on the Internet, sparking the Climatic Research Unit email controversy. Pennsylvania State University (PSU) commissioned two reviews related to the emails and Mann's research, which reported in February and July 2010. They cleared Mann of misconduct, stating there was no substance to the allegations, but criticized him for sharing unpublished manuscripts with third parties."
"The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the National Science Foundation carried out a detailed investigation, which it closed on 15 August 2011. It agreed with the conclusions of the university inquiries, and exonerated Mann of charges of scientific misconduct."
"In October, 2010, Mann wrote an op ed in the Washington Post in which he described several past, present and projected attacks on climate science and scientists by politicians, drawing a link between them and 'the pseudo-science that questioned the link between smoking cigarettes and lung cancer, and the false claims questioning the science of acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer.' Calling them 'not good-faith questioning of scientific research [but] anti-science', he called for all his fellow scientists to stand against the attacks."
"Sage" means wise according to the dictionary. It is also a herb. Which one are you Mr. Hazelhurst? Comparing flying and firearms is absurd and it is obvious you struggled with this column. Do you find profundity to be out of reach and feel you are firmly rooted in mundane thought processes?
This phrase "fear and blocked common-sense legislation" is propaganda of extreme leftist people willing to give up their and every American's Right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The Second Amendment: I can explain it to you but I cannot understand it for you. If you fear me because I may be armed then you will not tread on me. A militia is not the forces that opened fire at Kent State University, I am the militia, I am an American and will not tolerate any attacks on my Liberty. The leftists have had plenty of time to observe the outcome of "gun control" and for anyone to say it does not work must be mentally retarded. We all can clearly see what happens when one is unable to defend themselves because the law disabled and infringed on their Rights, over and over again.
Gabrielle Giffords, the blood is on your hands, you know it and we can all see it. We, freedom loving Americans, will not tolerate you or your kind any longer. Evil preys on the ignorant. I have not lived 59 years by being ignorant.
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 business...you may as well try something else or move.
Why Mr. K you are right? In the "intervening years" science has gone a long way. Micheal Mann has shown everyone how to cherry pick data and ignore all data that shows anything other than what he wanted. He showed people how to "hide the decline". And now with all these "advancements" the little people have learned how to ignore all other atmospheric measurements except the ones coming out of an observatory on the side of an inactive volcano that is within 10 miles of two active volcanoes. Yeah, "science" has gone a long way, a long way backward that is.
The problem with downtown are the homeless and the drunks...clean that up and you will have the populace and environment to support a ball club.
Catholic Charities and the soldier bars are counter productive to a vital downtown.
"But the change Dr. James Hanson told us of then was global COOLING. That's right kiddies, we were told there was a coming ice age due to human activity." -- Stacy in Woodland Park
While I will not weigh in on weather or not humans are causing climate change -- the climate has always changed and will always change regardless of human activity -- I will point out that we are due to have another ice age. The most likely culprit will be the disruption of the "Atlantic conveyor belt" AKA Atlantic meridional overturning circulation AKA the thermohaline circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. This disruption will likely be triggered by a warming trend. Basically what this means is that both global warming and global cooling predictions could be true.
Indeed, who would be foolish enough to think that science has actually advanced, and become more accurate, in the intervening years?
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