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Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

Hi Pam, Andy Pico's unfavorable count is disingenuous and inflated. He is combing responses from the Drake Task Force website comments with emails he received after the Drake fire. The Task Force comments were 2 -1 against keeping Drake open longterm.

Pico and Forte know that Drake is on life support and will do anything to keep it going despite the fact that we know it is unsafe.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 07/17/2014 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Try apothecanna topicals

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Posted by James Kennedy on 07/17/2014 at 9:02 PM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

Hi Pam, unfortunately your post misses the important substance in my email exchanges with Pico today of which you were copied that Pico's personal "tally" of 3 to 1 in favor of keeping Drake open longer is inaccurate. Pico improperly combines public comments from people wanting post-fire rate increases to cease, with those folks who submitted comments about longer term planning for Drake, which CSU itself reported to the Council yesterday were more than 2 to 1 in favor of a short term decommissioning. I suggest you post the entire exchange between Pico and myself so that your readers can understand the full context of the discussion. Thank you. Leslie Weise

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Posted by Leslie Weise on 07/17/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Food fight: Manitou's Local First Grocer battling internal tensions


Posted by concernedcitizen80806 on 07/17/2014 at 1:42 PM

Re: “"Close Drake" proponents submit arguments

I believe all of us want the Drake facility to close sooner than later. However, later is currently described as less than 30 years and greater than 16. There are direct and indirect costs for all the proposals but the argument would have more resonance if some members of the Council would 'buy' in to solar and wind power at greater than 1%. An efficient market is expected to scale in these costs. But there is always a lag time. Therefore by definition, the lowest costs are sometimes achieved by using the most polluting methods. The tipping point will occur when science builds an efficient storage system where excess capacity can be left until needed. Council President King wrote a letter to the Gazette arguing our goals should be to achieve the lowest price not a competive price. Unfortunately, that would drive us to toward unforeseen conclusions. In the military, we have learned what we get from the "lowest bidder." How about agreeing to the term "lowest competitive costs!" Without forgetting to factor in our communities' health. We still have not discussed where it would go if closed!

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 07/17/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Gazette says fracking and gay marriage are the same

Hypocrite's calling someone else Hypocritical thats priceless. Getting lessons from Karl Rove?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/17/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Gazette says fracking and gay marriage are the same

The Big Oil GAGzette will say anything at this point in defense of the toxic billionaire who owns the paper.

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Posted by CSaction on 07/17/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Manitou: Going solar and saving money?

Definitely, governments and the energy companies get rid of old sources of energy to help us and the planet. The latest developments in the renewable energy industry are promising but it is really costly to turn to them completely. We need to make the important choice and it will define our future. Even if we don’t see the immediate effect, we need to invest into the sphere anyway. It is reasonable to apply to if we lack finances in order to jump into using renewable energy sources, because it is worth it.

Posted by Chris Long on 07/17/2014 at 3:03 AM

Re: “Gazette says fracking and gay marriage are the same

Spot on.

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Posted by Tom Michel on 07/16/2014 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

While watching cable tv in the wee hours one night, I heard a factiod that I have not independently verified. It seems there is a study that shows there is a substance that can protect the brain from the damage of prolonged alcoholism. It is--you guessed it!--marijuana. So, even drinking is better with pot.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/16/2014 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

It is completely illogical for any state to legalize alcohol without also legalizing this far less-harmful and less-addictive alternative to alcohol.

Unlike alcohol, marijuana *doesn't* cause liver disease, heart disease, brain damage, cancer, violent rages or death, and its addictive potential is only about that of coffee. We could prevent a lot of the harm that alcohol causes by giving people the right to choose marijuana instead of alcohol. Shouldn't our legislators be interested in reducing harm in society??

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Posted by jway on 07/16/2014 at 2:46 PM
Posted by Lalahartma on 07/16/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Halter: Itching for a fight

If Irv Halter, using his military knowledge and contacts in Washington can help save tens of thousand Fort Carson Army and Civilian jobs, he will do something Lamborn hasn't made a dent in. The hard economic fact for El Paso County is that, with inevitable military cutbacks, Carson, which brings in over a Billion dollars, is threatened.

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Posted by davehughes on 07/16/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Traffic fine revenue plunges in Springs

I would suggest it's pure laziness. They can and SHOULD be writing tickets all day long. Very few follow the posted speed limits anywhere in town. Can't remember in recent history seeing anyone pulled over for what would appear to be speeding.

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Posted by Loud Rock on 07/16/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Traffic fine revenue plunges in Springs

When I first moved here, maybe 5 years ago, I was shocked with how many speed-traps there were. Mostly of the revenue generating variety, not of the "dangerous speed vs location" variety. SUrely there must be other ways to improve the economy?

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Posted by Roberto Arano on 07/16/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

no need judge....Sabet is getting his a$$ handed to him all around the globe this year, Marijuana Revolution 2014

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Posted by Immortal Illumined on 07/16/2014 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Retired judge to debate marijuana prohibitionist

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

ENLIGHTENMENT...i was a brainwashed evil, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old...i hated gays, immigrants, women's rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh's #1 fan....until i smoked marijuana, changed the world....hope the EVIL POPE is enjoying the marijuana revolution around the globe, keeping the flock brainwashed and against marijuana, gays, and women's don't deny ease from pain and suffering for billions of people unless you are PURE EVIL...

1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy...#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed...

"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states and NEW YORK (CBD=Can't Be Done), sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom

love and freedom forever


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Posted by Immortal Illumined on 07/16/2014 at 7:41 AM

Re: “S'more fun for kids

Certainly the details mentioned in this post are amazing

I am sure kids around the globe will find this post really interesting.

Posted by premiersoccercamps on 07/16/2014 at 4:27 AM

Re: “'Casino night' for canine cancer cure tonight

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Posted by Billioniers Clubs on 07/15/2014 at 10:59 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Just a thought... I, too, wonder what in the world is it that atheists get so angry about? I don't believe (in my 70+ years) I've ever heard of an atheist being discriminated against in any way and yet some of them lash out as if being attacked and threatened with their very lives. As one comment mentioned - if you're offended, don't read (or listen) to whatever message it is that you perceive is offensive. That's the beauty of our Constitution and living in America - each and every person has the right to CHOOSE to believe or not in whatever they want. It will be interesting to see the fallout if the United States ever mandates a specific religion - such as Baptists (HEAVEN FORBID! They among others teach brotherly love & do unto others as you would want others to treat you). Or perhaps it might be Islam which calls for the death of infidels (anyone who is NOT a practitioner of the faith) and is governed by Sharia law. Oh, by the way, Sharia law is already here in the U.S. in some areas and is being considered in some law cases. To completely negate Christianity here is nothing short of "CUTTING OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE". Really folks, get a life. Live and let live.

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Posted by mjbanning on 07/14/2014 at 4:58 PM

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