Is anyone allowed to speak about their world views during military or business time. This includes atheists, Christians, Muslims, Hindu, agnostics, humanists or is it only Christians that cannot share their worldview or those that believe in anything other than themselves that cannot share their worldviews. Can a quote from Plato, Socrates, or any other philosopher be posted? If you agree that they can but not Christian biblical quotes you have then created a double standard and support second class citizen chip to a singled out worldview. That is also known as being a hypocrite. All the time I have to hold my breath or put on my headphones as those around me make derogatory comments about what I believe and that seem to be OK but IF I open my mouth to say something I get ridiculed. Is that OK with those out there or is it only bad if you feel ridiculed?
It looks like Colo Spgs wants to lease or outsource its power utilities to Xcel Energy in similar manner as Memorial Hosp to UC Hosp. That way the city can get out from under its PERA debt. Good luck on that one ... however, if the city wins its court battle against PERA, then expect others in PERA's local government division to follow suit and place the unfunded pension liability on both taxpayers and PERA members.
Of course, Tesla also said "Man's new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. The only method compatible with our notions of civilization and the race is to prevent the breeding of the unfit by sterilization and the deliberate guidance of the mating instinct. The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny. A century from now it will no more occur to a normal person to mate with a person eugenically unfit than to marry a habitual criminal."
He did a lot of interesting stuff, but let's not idolize him unduly.
If COL SPGS Utilities is sold to Excel, you can expect YOUR rates to rise 30%.
And they say Democrats are crooked. Gimme a break. Recall Bach.
The letter from Excel is on the public agenda for the Utility Board next Wed. Full and open.
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I didn't know that councilman Miller was holding a town hall meeting tonight or I would have been there to lend support. However, I expect he'll do just fine without me. How disgusting that the mayor and his puppets on the council and our City Leaders want to "take him down." Apparently they think councilman Miller is the sole opponent to their plans to get rid of Drake and build the stadium atop its rubbled remains. THEY ignore the fact that Miller represents thousands of COS citizens who want to keep Drake and dump the publicly financed stadium/event center component of C4C. Miller could support C4C and be fawned over by the Gazette - as is councilwoman Gaebler - but instead he opposes the cronyism and corruption and ineptitude of city govt. How I admire his courage and dogged determination to be an advocate for the PEOPLE and not be a puppet of the mayor and the Gazette.
Pam -- The info in your 2nd to last paragraph is mind boggling - although it's not clear who is the source of this info. Mayor Bach has a lot to answer for to the public re Utilities and C4C.
Any meetings, proposals or details of a CSU purchase offer should be open to the public and most certainly would require a vote of the people before it could even proceed. Be very wary of closed door proceedings. CSU assets far outweigh the assets of Memorial Hospital and any consideration of selling off any or all portions of the Electric System needs extensive public scrutiny and approval before giving it away to a for profit energy corporation.
Boulder recently voted to rid itself of Xcel energy - just in time to avoid Xcel's request for another $138 million rate increase. Don't tie yourself to a Minnesota utility, as absentee landlords are seldom a good idea.
I've got a feeling that a few of those "supporters" aren't going to be when they leave the meeting.
Jon and all of you sellouts who support it because you're being paid to: enjoy it while it lasts. If you think that this won't come back to bite you in the ass you're fools.
Hasn't the Gazette been doing this for a long time with the Go section?
Just another reason why I ready the Indy - you can trust that the content hasn't been bought!
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Yay, Carrie! Great first column. As a fellow digital communications nerd, I love social media because I've met amazing people (like YOU)! Can't wait to read more ... and, of course, I'll be sharing in social media spaces. :)
I just have to say good for them but sure wish some of that stayed here. We need them investigative news papers keep a city half way honest or at least make some think before they do things. News papers bought and sold by the establishment never do. Newspapers are still the best source for news they have the time and space to tell the story where TV gives you bites.
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Thanks Jill, and thanks for all your work on legalizing city goats!! Lindsey
"Serpentinuous" may not be in the dictionary, but it ought to be. It is a beautiful word. It might strike some as peculiar that a word that does not exist describes perfectly the author's passion, until you consider it is a portmanteau of "serpentine" and "sinuous" both of which have meanings of winding and turning in one direction and another.
The poetry of serpentinuous is in the extra length that makes it look more like a snake and takes longer to pronounce, with more rising and falling of the voice, mimicking the winding and turning it describes. However, I expect it will never gain broad adoption because our language has always evolved in the direction of shorter, not longer or prettier, words.
Way to go, Lindsey. I have so much respect for your ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. All while you raise your family on local and healthy food.
Is the public willing to make an investment in the future and fund these capital improvement and storm water needs? Will local voters pass or turn down a city-county wide one cent sales tax increase should this be the chosen instrument to place on a November 2014 ballot?
I don't think that's stupid at all. Good for you for not being afraid to try something new and unfamiliar to you, Lani!
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