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Re: “Ama-zonked

Buy a bike one week; ignored the next. Consistency, or the lack of it; is what harms local stores the most.
Or, the same item IS online for 2/3 the price; and without the horrible experience of being followed around a store like a criminal, or having items that are of no interest shoved into ones hands, or being sold items that simply are inferior to what is available online, or....

"Sometimes you become really angry because of the lack of respect"

Is that when you walk into a Tejon shop; and the staff ignores you for five minutes, eating lunch, talking, or you head towards the register and they look up and then walk away from the register?

Or the know everything have done nothing 20 something that will tell you where not to camp? Really? I'm not supposed to even camp, or hike; in an entire county? Really? And all my gear is worthless? Really? After dozens of seasons? Really?

Really? People go online, or to REI?

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Posted by MoFo on 08/04/2014 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Ama-zonked

For me a big factor is being able to easily find out whether someplace actually stocks the item I want. A few years ago while looking for a specific gift, I drove to five different stores that advertised that they carried the items made by the manufacturer. None had the specific item. Eventually I realized I could just order it online, which I did.

Then a few months later it happened again.

Now I often don't bother. If I can order something online, I will. Five minutes and I'm done. I would prefer going to a local store, but I hate having to hunt like that. I could call the stores, but if the first doesn't have what I want, and the second, and the third, etc, I rapidly run out of patience.

Of course, the stores I visited all could order the specific item I want. But if it has to be ordered, I don't need to be in the store in the first place.

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Posted by atomicbird on 08/01/2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Longtime Benet Hill Monastery hosts spaces for repose, for anyone

A beautiful review of the Benedictines of Benet Hill Monastery. I stayed in Jesu Rama (Jesus-Joy) for eight months in 1994. This is truly a sacred space, commissioned to be built by Sister Naomi Rosenberger, OSB, then Prioress!!!! Great article, Kristen.
Patricia Ostrander, osb

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Posted by Patricia Ostrander on 07/31/2014 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Student loans rob the future to pay today with wide-ranging consequences

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Posted by Jull on 07/18/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “S'more fun for kids

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

Re: “Is there really a difference between indicas, sativas and strains?

Hey this doctor is going the wrong way. The names is just a name but there are true genetics kept by growers and made into clones for the same plant and medicinal effects carried on unlike seed which is unpredictable. The flavor IS half of the medicating effect also known as terpenes we are finding out that is what actually changes and alters the actual effect of activated THC and CBD / Other cannabinoids etc. So when a patient is choosing flavor or smell or taste there is a damn good reason they are because that is how we find medicine, we aren't really going to be able to know much about it until we smoke it unless we have smoked the strain at the same place before. but the smell can lead us to the right choice.

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Posted by Governt Andu on 06/11/2014 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Student loans rob the future to pay today with wide-ranging consequences

On the one hand it's not very difficult to get approved for a loan for education nowadays, on the other hand it influences later on the whole life of a young person and his or her financial abilities. It's my firm believe every young individual should seek for all possible ways to avoid student debt, unfortunately some graduates simply lack awareness of their possibilities.

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Posted by Jull on 06/07/2014 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Belly up

I think Billy's old world pizza actually closed down last year. Kind of a shame since it was delicious.

Posted by Edwin Bruno on 05/17/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Welcome to the 2014 Higher Education Guide

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Posted by Robert837 on 05/16/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Gimme swelter: Your 2014 music festival guide

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Posted by Giles Lloyd on 05/15/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Student loans rob the future to pay today with wide-ranging consequences

You should be going to college to obtain a degree relevant to your intended profession.

Colleges and Universities are not your friend - they are selling you education - no different from that slick willy that sells you a new car.

As such it is hard to feel compassionate towards someone who has student loan debt for an irrelevant degree than for someone who bought a flashy expensive car that they can now barely afford.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 05/09/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Student loans rob the future to pay today with wide-ranging consequences

Tuitions have sky rocketed, aided by an easy student loan program.

Essentially Obama has made easy money available, putting students in huge debt to pay off faculty to teach his socialist liberal agenda, all at the students expense.

The easier the money is the quicker the colleges raise their prices to get their payoff...it is a huge and immoral scam.

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Posted by TejonTech on 05/08/2014 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Fall 2011: MMJ Centers

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Posted by Nick Brown on 04/22/2014 at 3:00 AM

Re: “Get a life: Get a life

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Posted by Hilary Kimbel on 04/15/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “CBDs: There's more to weed than THC

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Posted by Mary Tolosa on 04/12/2014 at 7:31 PM

Re: “What dog-lovers must know, and where they should go

You forgot Yucca Flats at Palmer Park (the off leash area, not the the chainlink dirt 'park') and the great meetup group Mutts Welcome: http://www.meetup.com/Mutts-Welcome/ .

Posted by Lalahartma on 04/07/2014 at 8:15 PM

Re: “What dog-lovers must know, and where they should go

You guys need to head up the pass more often. Woodland Park is the home of Big Dawg Ssndwiches, we are as dog friendly as the health department will let us AND a portion of profits go to local animal rescue groups. The sandwiches are amazing too!

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Posted by Bonnie Hobart Pyle on 04/02/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Eating vegan and vegetarian in Colorado Springs

I think it is very telling that this large city has no truly Veg or Vegan restaurants. Of course, we are not known for our great food scene.

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Posted by Lalahartma on 04/02/2014 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Camp Guide 2011

Summer camp does bring back some memories. I liked that you included camps that used scholarships. Zip lining and rock climbing sound like great summer camp activities. I didn't have those when I went to camp. Sounds fun.

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Posted by Elisa Jed on 04/01/2014 at 8:46 PM

Re: “MMJ and retail centers

For those headies out there. What would you consider the the most potent sativa or sativa hybrid out and about????

Posted by oldpower on 03/31/2014 at 1:35 PM

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