Happy few, you still don't have a clue...they don't shoot 15 million rounds a year n practice.
They are buying up ammunition to keep us from doing that...they are preparing to keep us in line with Obama's plans when health care and food and energy become unavailable.
chili, the 15 million is what they use a year, not what was bought. learn to read and.... try again.
I want to corect one thing in the quote by Peggy Littleton. Part of what is attributed to her was actually said by someone else. Here is the unedited version which states that.
"Peggy Littleton, El Paso county commissioner. I wanted to encourage everybody who's here, and this may not be as much of a question, but what happens is, and you've probably seen it and can attest to this. When the city council considers what to do with oil and gas regulations, the county has already put down regulations long ago- over a year ago! It would make sense for the city to have and adopt the exact same regulations as the county has. What we see often, however, is the people who don't work, but who are environmentalists who are concerned about their water but have no factual basis, are the ones who show up to the city council meetings. Please, if you see something coming up, please look at my website. Make sure you are at the meeting so they can have common sense solutions." (The next line is the film makers and then you again.) "That is a very good point. Sometimes these meetings some of you know and know very well, sometimes these meetings get dominated by very large voices of people who know nothing, and it could sound to the people who are coming to the meeting that that is the dominant voice or the prevailing opinion." "Be the one out there with the posters that say frack here frack now."
What community college did this writer drop out of?
I'd delete my comment if I could. I see now the 60/20/20 split and that open space acquisition wouldn't lessen.
I very much respect Mr. Skorman's opinion, but I'm curious about the open space part of this that seems to be left out of the discussion. Why not use that money sitting there to buy open space... and let it sit. Minimal if any maintenance. A green belt, nay patchwork quilt of green. We're sprawling, and all the open fields are disappearing. Buy up plots before they're paved.
As is, seems the only option being discussed are traditional parks that need a lot of resources.
Clearly people's experiences vary at COS, and feedback for any business is best heard through many channels. This is not a "who's right / who's wrong" situation. When the airport works, it's a "jewel," no doubt. But it needs to work for more people than not in order to transcend diamond in the rough status. The daily reports this today: http://www.gazette.com/articles/year-15280…
Well Mr Rich Tosches you have shown why I despise so called open minded truth seeking journalist like yourself. You have never served in the military and I am personally offended that you call yourself Ranger as I wore that title with PRIDE in my serve both when assigned to the Battalion and tab after leaving the Batt. I will attempt to enlighten you as to several statements that you made that shows how grossly uneducated you truly are. (1) An assault Rifle is a military weapon that has the ability to fire either fully automatic, or the ability to fire a burst or rounds. (2) the AR in AR-15 stand for Auto-loading Rifle. (3) A Rifle with an internal magazine uses a clip the AR-15 and other such rifles use a magazine that are loaded into a magazine well. Lastly Gun bans, magazine limitations, just do not work. If you did any real research you will discover that these active shooter encounters are the new form of suicide by cop, either the Police will kill these people or they kill themselves. If you truly want to limit gun violence that we as a society should look at a mandatory firearms sentence when a firearm is used in the commission of a crime. This Firearms sentence must be served in full before they even begin the sentence for the crime they committed. Further this firearms sentence does not count towards good time or parole.
Tech: two things you need to consider further (which have been stated). We need a vibrant airport in order to attract quality business (which translates to quality jobs) AND the citizens of COS should support their local airport if at all feasible.
Stacy, from your link: "The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises."
15 million is not the same as 1.6 Billion.
Nice Bill...you went through Chicago to get to LA, so you went north and east to go south and west..that sounds about right for you...glad you are sticking to your old ways.
I returned from a trip to NYC yesterday. On a rare occasion, I had the opportunity to fly out of COS (to CHI then to LGA) instead of leaving from DIA. I also returned to COS. United Airlines was actually $70 cheaper from COS than DIA for the round trip, not including the drive time hassle and parking expense associated with DIA.
COS airport was a breeze. No rude TSA agents as reported here. No lines. Friendly gate staff. Flights were on time, no waiting for taxiing to leave or waiting for an open gate upon arrival. Unfortunately, there were numerous vacant gates at the airport. United and Delta appear to be the only two major airlines left, with Allegiant being the third regional airline (there was a gate or two for Frontier, but no traffic).
The COS airport is a jewel - one we are at serious risk of losing if one of the two remaining major airlines pulls out. I can't believe we are having such difficulty recruiting new airlines. Is it Mark Earle's fault? I cant say, but I am stunned that someone with Earle's background isn't considered "good enough" to run the airport. But I am also having a hard time believing that we can't seem to sell our airport to bring in the kind of service envisioned when it was dedicated in '94. This is a deal breaker for any major business considering Colorado Springs.
When a majority of those who comment on an editorial hit piece make much more salient and rational points than the author, then you know the author is looking to push a narrow worldview and not making an attempt at rational discourse. Or maybe he's trying to make up for an inferiority complex. Sensationalism and Projection in full effect.
For the life of me I can't figure out what Rich Tosches(pronounced Toe-Cheese) is an expert in. Rich, what exactly is it you do? I have all of my teeth, never had a cavity, don't have any cats, live in a house without wheels, probably more educated than you, and could probably write better editorials with a blindfold on, a crayon, and swinging from a chandelier with a half-finished bottle of Patron.
This employee's performance was dismal and he should have been terminated long ago for his failures. After the election Bach can start cleaning out the corrupt, inefficient and criminal Colorado Springs Utilities.
People better wake up to this tyrant mayor. How does this small real estate office guy even have a clue of what the airport needs. This mayor is a total and complete joke but he does have his followers drinking the coolaid. Wake up COS. This guy needs to be voted out starting with his slate on April 2nd.
Actually DHS IS buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_2… this link confirms it from a legitimate news source. The Denver Post is hardly an Alex Jones joint. So on to the next problem with the "it's normal to buy this much ammo", no it isn't. All these agencies add up to 145,000 employees. That comes out to 11,000 rnds per agent, yes that is a lot. To compare the US military only used 70 million rounds per year in Iraq and that includes lots of training. In fact all of our military combined use 1.5 billion a year. And DHS doesn't train as much as the military does. Hightower may be a lib, but he isn't stupid. He still has a healthy ability to question authority. Something most of the readers here used to have. Remember you guys? Way back before Obama when Guantanomo was a bad thing? And drone strikes were a bad thing? And The government wasn't to be trusted, remember that guys? Good times, good times.
Ralph is not fair-minded. He is one of the sloppiest and mean spirited writers I have read over the years.
He is more of an emotional splatterer than a thoughtful writer...
Boys, I couldn't disagree more. COS airport is extremely convenient, if only it had more flights. I have never experienced the "long" lines you reference and have never had a problem with attitudes (at least no more so than Denver or other airports).
I takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get to DIA and add an additional 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to fight the lines at the counter as well as security. Don't forget the tolls. (I know you can bypass them, but add additional time and hassle). You get off a plane in COS and in five minutes you are waiting a very short period of time for your bags. How long does that process take in Denver? (The answer is a minimum of half an hour.
I will pay up to $100 more and fly out of the Springs. Besides, I like to support our airport.
Dang Ralph, I always considered you the only measured and fair-minded writer at the Indy and then this. Just a bit prejudicial, wouldn't you say?
"All had been considered assets to the city..." by whom Ralph? Regardless of the person elected "strong mayor", there was going to be some turnover. It happens with every administration change whether it be local, state or federal. Add to that the deletion of many over-paid and unneeded figureheads that needed weeding out.
I thought you were better than this Ralph. This was a major disappointment.
Relative to the specifics of Mark Earle, lets wait and see, shall we?
Stephen...to your point: I never ever even think of booking out of COS. It is cheaper, quicker, safer, direct, with less hassle and potential problems to just drive to DIA and fly from there.
All the points you name need to be cleaned up to give advantage to COS.
Like the TSA, much better at DIA. The COS TSA all seem to be on some work release program.
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