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Re: “War costs just keep growing

It’s sad to know that our government spends money on war. Instead of making peace and spending money on important and noble things they spend money to proceed and to support war. Also US help other countries to keep wars going, that’s for sure. I wonder how much money they spend for that. And I think that this amount would be enough to fix student loan problem or other important debt. We have very tough economic situation now in the US and there are a lot of problems much more important than a war. Serena from

Posted by Serena Amber on 10/28/2014 at 1:38 AM

Re: “'Why I don't vote,' Herpin's progress, labeling GMOs, and more

Amy Williard.

The recall of Sen. John Morse is just one recent example of what happens when you vote, or don't vote.

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Posted by el producto on 10/27/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “'Why I don't vote,' Herpin's progress, labeling GMOs, and more

Just turn the Senate over to US, and we’ll do the same thing there that we’ve done in the House……Stalemate and Gridlock!! Let’s get NOTHING done for the people who sent us here for this gig with SO many great side benefits: CEO-type pay, full health coverage (even on the job site!), bribes galore from our loving lobbyists, frequent vacations paid for by ‘friends’, cushy retirement plan, etc.

Cory Gardner says we should elect HIM because we hate gridlock SO much? He was part of the gridlock in the House….does he expect us to believe he won’t vote the SAME way if he is promoted to the Senate? Think how embarrassed we will be with a Senator who allies with Ted Cruz!

Last year we never stopped hearing about all that East Coast money pouring into Colorado from ONE guy, but now the Republicans welcome all the anonymous millions flowing in from the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, U.S Chamber of Commerce, and the NRA. Such hypocrites! Not one of those groups care one whit about what is best for OUR state, or esp. the working class who will suffer at the hands of a Republican takeover of the Senate!

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Posted by thinkagain on 10/27/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “'Why I don't vote,' Herpin's progress, labeling GMOs, and more

Amy Willard, I hope you will exercise your patriotic duty and educate yourself about the issues.....and vote for the party that has your best interests at heart. I am not always completely happy with the Democratic Party, either, but they are MUCH MORE likely to have OUR best interests at heart. The Republicans would rather see the entire country FAIL if THEY can't be running it!!
Think about getting involved and helping get our system back on track. It does not help to sit on the sidelines.

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Posted by thinkagain on 10/27/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “'Why I don't vote,' Herpin's progress, labeling GMOs, and more

2,4-D is not new. 2,4-D is widely used and has been for years. Maybe you've heard of it's commercial name? "Scotts TurfBuilder"?

2,4-D was used in Agent Orange, but so was Water. Ban Water. More succinctly, Agent Orange was made up of 2 parts. The part that contained Dioxins was not 2,4-D

It was the second part 2,4,5-T.

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 10/27/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Manitou's deep marijuana divide

I've lived in the Pikes Peak region for 39 years, most of that a homeowner in Manitou. Manitou bleeds its economic strength to Colorado Springs, meaning I can't buy a new car or tire in Manitou. All of those sales go to Colorado Springs, I can't buy a board of wood or a screw for my home in Manitou, I can't buy a computer...stereo....TV....washing machine.....Cell phone...Men's suit.....a pair of shoes or sneakers.......NADA. I can't even buy a new bicycle in Manitou - all of those sales tax dollars get bled off to Colorado Springs. Well the retail Marijuana store can reverse that trend with a $100,000 / month contribution to our city's sales tax coffers. That is humongous folks an absolute huge percentage of the city budget to come from ONE STORE !!! That's $1.2 million/year to the city from one trouble-free store. Our city budget is only $12-13 million per year and this harmless industry can help our town a lot. It's time to stop the inaccurate fear mongering and look at the economic FACTS ! PROVEN ACCURATE FACTS !

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/26/2014 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Manitou's deep marijuana divide

Yep. Justin Armour just lost all of my money. I'll never eat there again.

Posted by franksinatra on 10/26/2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “'Why I don't vote,' Herpin's progress, labeling GMOs, and more

Anymom, thanks for reading and taking seriously my thoughts, now ask yourself honestly, how is the President personally disrespectful and denigrating to his political opposition outside of not aligning with your seemingly circular psychology, get, read a little outside your comfort zone, like "The Republican Brain; The Science of Why They Deny Science---and Reality". That was the point, now I see that Beauprez is remains in character I spotted at UCCS:… and here:…

Watch out for your predictions as well as CO is naturally getting very tight, my bet is that all historical prediction models are obsolete with the all mail in ballot, makes it easier for those the RW consider undeserving to vote as rightful citizens, thanks again for the opportunity to reply to such well thought out replies.

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Posted by RWN on 10/25/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “'Why I don't vote,' Herpin's progress, labeling GMOs, and more

Mr. Nemanich: Barack Obama will most certainly "be punished" at the ballot box in a week and a half.

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Posted by anymom on 10/25/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Manitou's deep marijuana divide

Those opposing 2G are numerous and determined as well and are voting.
The fear based campaign against retail MJ sales has failed to win many new recruits. None of their fears have come true. In fact their prime assertion "Manitou has made huge improvements the past decade .... This will reverse if families choose not to visit the area because of retail marijuana..." is the exact opposite of what has happened. August and September were record breaking months for tourism, crime has been reduced, business revenues are up, sales tax revenues are at record breaking levels (even without counting MJ taxes). The only problem we might have is a parking problem since so many people want to come to our interesting diverse alive community. Manitou is moving forward rather than retreating to the failed policies of the last century.

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Posted by Alan Delwiche on 10/24/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Colorado wants to ban most marijuana edibles, restrict caregivers and more.

I do not use or grow, I was not polled. We voted and they are taking all away whenever national voices start being raised. Time to vote some in that really listen when we vote.

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Posted by Terri Gariner on 10/24/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Manitou's deep marijuana divide

boycott these intolerant people's business's like the Crystal Park Cantina

keep Manitou weird!

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Posted by happyfew on 10/24/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Manitou's deep marijuana divide

Vote no on 2G. Simply because the people against recreational marijuana are using manipulative techniques. Kari Kilroy should resign from her County Board position for using KKTV because she is personally involved in the ballot issue. Kilroy and Dr. Ken Linn fabricated a concern claiming an increase of student use at Manitou High School. Do not be manipulated by the big money of the Republican party that is running 'don't go to pot' campaigns in several States with marijuana ballot issues.

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Posted by TruB on 10/24/2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Colorado wants to ban most marijuana edibles, restrict caregivers and more.

The banning of medibles is a witch hunt started by SMART. Colorado has had medibles since the inception of Amendment 20 in 2000. They have been on the shelves of medical cannabis dispensaries since 2009. Now that the green genie is out of the bottle for all aka recreational cannabis the back door attempts to hinder Amendment 64 are laughable. Do the math on where and when and you'll see your unfounded witch hunt. 14 years medibles have been available. Duh!
Peace, Pot, Politics,
Wayward Bill Chengelis
Chairman, US Marijuana Party

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Posted by WaywardBill on 10/23/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “About those chickens


if U wanna have Doug Lamborn held accountable,

try to stop the parade of Democratic vanity candidates who pretend to run against him.
They suck the air out of the campaigns of conservative 3rd party candidates who could actually beat him.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 10/22/2014 at 3:25 AM

Re: “The stormwater question, the government's role, Manitou's pot vote, and more

If the builders had to pay for infrastructure as they expanded the Springs out east and to the north, where is that money now? Why wasn't it used for storm water mitigation?

And if we don't do the mitigation, then will the EPA come in and force this to be done? And if we don't do something, who is hurt by that inaction?

Those are the questions we should be asking!

We should also see to it that developers such as those in Banning Lewis and Cordera and other new suburban housing areas and those who develop shopping centers are paying a goodly amount as they are increasing the areas in the city and county that is paved.

And if we agree to fund storm water mitigation, are we sure this city council with whom I am severely disappointed won't use it for some pet project or spend it foolishly? How is that money to be sequestered?

And will this "TAX" continue ad infinitum? Or does it have a sunset provision?

Ask and answer those questions and then make up your minds - yes or no.

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Posted by HSabin on 10/21/2014 at 4:37 PM
Posted by scubafox on 10/21/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Future imperfect in Colorado's public schools

I think it is extremely pleasant for these teachers to hear pleasant words about him both in the article and comments. I wasn`t lucky to be one of his students but I am always grateful to the specialists who love what they do and help their students to reveal talents but not to be stressed all the time searching for someone online service like this to get help with papers . I had both types of the educators and I can compare now. So, I hope such people will bring light to this world for many, many years

Posted by Cindy Mayer on 10/21/2014 at 6:03 AM

Re: “The worst job in the Springs

Let me tell you about the military "double dippers". Many are like my neighbor who spent 22+ years on active duty, frequently separated from his wife and family by deployments and unaccompanied assignments, uprooted every 3 years to relocate to someplace unfamiliar based on the whims of decision makers for whom he was just a number. It took he and his wife close to 3 years to actually complete their newlywed year. There is no overtime in the military and it can demand a heavy toll physically, mentally, and emotionally. Finally retiring due to too much wear and tear to his knees, he took a job with a contractor to continue serving the country and to support those to whom he had passed the torch of active duty. He was twice more sent to SWA by that contractor, these times unarmed. He still has to maintain his security clearance and go through much of the same training as the active duty troops sometimes even more. He is paid straight salary, often has to work around the military's schedule, meaning working at night or on weekends or 12 hour days, participate in any military exercises, etc. And still he manages to volunteer to conduct training and mentoring of the troops, and he volunteers numerous hours supporting the community as a whole through various organizations. This is a guy who drives the same car he bought 15 years ago, his wife's car is not much newer, and who lives almost paycheck to paycheck. He doesn't have a brand new flat screen TV or the latest iPhone, but what he does have he has no problem sharing with his neighbors.

So go ahead and throw the term "double dipper" around like an insulting epithet. I have no problem with the many double dippers. I wish we had more people like them. And tomorrow morning when I see my neighbor limping to his beat up old car I will once again thank him for his continuing service to our country and community.

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Posted by Odin on 10/20/2014 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Weed run

Aside from obvious erroneous knowledge held by the 'author,' I fail to see how this is a story. Automatic 9mm's are not held by any security officer I have ever seen, although they do carry semi-auto's. Also, using the word 'automatic' twice in one breath is childish, and would not have been overlooked by someone with any writing history. Use a thesaurus if necessary. *I'm glad I took five minutes to read about a nice old lady falling down and no one helping her up but the taxi driver.

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Posted by Shane Gitter on 10/20/2014 at 11:42 AM

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