Rms--"everyone who lives in this community should have the opportunity to speak their ideas and concerns and in so doing help make this area successful." 100% agree!
Joel - you missed the major point of my comment - I did not call Springs Forward a political group only said they were the "funders" of the party in charge of all things El Paso County. I have lived here over 40 years and in all that time the democrats have never been in control of anything - however if they had been the ones in control I would make the same statement - the argument is not about which party is in charge - it is about giving those who disagree with your views a voice at the table and the opportunity to make suggestions for solutions which if given a chance might improve things for the entire community and not some powerful action group paying to have their best interests put first above community needs. The partisan politics of Washington has trickled down and taken over all levels of government to the great detriment of our nation. In truth I believe we would be much better served by non-patrician local governance. Everyone who lives in this community should have the opportunity to speak their ideas and concerns and in so doing help make this area successful.
Colorado Springs Forward is nothing more than a new front group for the old Iron Triangle, and is still business as usual in the good old boy network of Colorado Springs and El Paso County:
Yes, they got elected a drug-warrior clueless career politician mayor. Still no cannabis revenue in the city, either.
Yes, they got changed the city manager system in the city to the strong mayor form of government--which has been a disaster.
Yes, they got raised taxes for roads because they can't manage a budget properly.
Yes, they want to screw up the downtown with City for Champions, which nobody outside the Iron Triangle developers want or need.
Yes, they hide in the background, because if the Iron Triangle were exposed, and there would be a political revolution in the city and county to toss out those people who are most responsible for the decline in the local infrastructure and the forced economic dependency on federal defense and tourism dollars instead of diversifying the economy into more manufacturing.
Yes, they were behind Amendment 2, and the area still hasn't shaken that, two decades later.
Yes, they've let development go amok in every direction, which is why east of Academy the streets run in every direction and we still don't have an east-west expressway.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...
If -- it it true, as the gentlemen in the article states is true that Colorado Springs has a negative image around the nation - how does sending someone like Amy Lathen to represent Coloado Springs in Washington, D.C. improve that image? Can you imagine her in a meeting with Michael Bennet?
You're wrong about CSF's political affiliation. Chuck Murphy is a D and others. If CSF was trying to get the money of a mostly Democrat majority, that would be their flavor-- it is purely a demographic analysis for them about what's needed to get their agenda met. Members have excorciated conservative voices for opposing their agendas more than they have done so for others. They are principle-less except in the principle of enriching themselves and providing the best opportunity to get taxpayer corporate welfare for themselves. That's all fine--it's a free country, but short of time-intensive personal research there is no way for the average citizen to know anything about "who's behind the curtain." Besides Pam and her informative approach, all the public sees is CSFs PR facade of wanting to "end divisiveness" and rainbow ponies, because that's what the Gazette puts out and shows up on billboards.
It just proves why our government was intended to be at least a two party system - so that all citizens had some chance of having their voices heard. If one party controls all the elected positions and appointed offices that is not a democratic approach to governing. So it is no surprise the "funders" of the party in charge of all things El Paso County are the real ones running the City and County. And yes it is difficult to live here - discouraging when everyone complains about how bad the roads are and no one wants a downtown stadium yet they just refuse to give anyone not hand picked by the powers that be a chance of trying to make a difference. But if you and others with a different point of view leave then who will be left to be a thorn in their side? Someone has to at least try to keep them honest.
How comforting it is to know that a handful of wealthy patrons are looking after me and the city in which I live - even going so far as to provide me with a ready-made palette of candidates for office. Not.
One can only hope that, being fully accustomed to getting their own way, the members of CSF and like-minded other organizations will find at least one issue upon which there is hearty disagreement. One further hopes that each puts itself out-of-commission while doing battle to gain the upper hand.
The more I learn about the inner-workings of Colorado Springs, the less I want to live here.
Just few weeks ago I saw a comment about Dr. Aluya Temple, someone talking about how he has help him in his relationship break up, I also contacted him because i was facing the same problem in my relationship, today i can boldly recommend Dr. Aluya Temple to someone who is also facing break up in his or her relationship to contact him for help today because he has help me restore my relationship back to normal, here is he contact details (email@example.com or whatsapp him on +2347064851317 you can also visit is website aluyasolutiontemple.webs.com for help,thank you sir God bless you.,,
Just few weeks ago I saw a comment about Dr. Aluya Temple, someone talking about how he has help him in his relationship break up, I also contacted him because i was facing the same problem in my relationship, today i can boldly recommend Dr. Aluya Temple to someone who is also facing break up in his or her relationship to contact him for help today because he has help me restore my relationship back to normal, here is he contact details (firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp him on +2347064851317 you can also visit is website aluyasolutiontemple.webs.com for help,thank you sir God bless you.
A great book on this subject can be found here: https://amzn.com/0998088005
The Indy didn't lie. They printed a dated story from the Denver Post. Ed Quillen was a well researched writer and I miss my old friend dearly. The Dems and Repubs pretty muched switched places in the sixties what with the southerners running from the Kennedys and Lynden.
Look again at this article and surmise just which party today would best embrace this behavior.
Ghandi told us I like your Christ, your Christians, not so much.
I can't wait to come and visit this campus. My life has been deeply impacted by Andrew's ministry. He is a great man of God with a commitment to spread the gospel to the nations. Word of God is alive and powerful, a bunch of believers learning the Word of God will only benefit this community.
After 9 years in marriage with my hubby with 3 kids, my husband started going out with other ladies and showed me cold love, on several occasions he threatens to divorce me if I dare question him about his affair with other ladies, I was totally devastated and confused until a old friend of mine told me about a spell caster on the internet Dr. Ekpiku who help people with the relationship and marriage problem by the powers of love spells, at first I doubted if such thing ever exists but decided to give it a try, when I contact him, he helped me cast a spell and within 24 hours my husband came back to me and started apologizing, now he has stooped going out with ladies and he his with me for good and for real. Contact this great spell caster for your relationship or marriage problem at: Ekpikuspelltemple@live.com. Good luck.or text me on +13103598621.
This is a very joyful day of my life because of the help Dr.Trust has rendered to me by helping me get my ex husband back with his love spell. i was married for 6 years and it was so terrible because my husband was really cheating on me and was seeking for a divorce but when i came across Dr.Trust email address on the internet i explained my situation to him and then seek his help but to my greatest surprise he told me that he will help me with my case and here i am now celebrating because my Husband has change totally for good. He always want to be by me and can not do anything without my present. i am really enjoying my marriage, what a great celebration. i will keep on testifying on the internet because DR.trust is truly a real spell caster. DO YOU NEED HELP THEN CONTACT Dr.Trust NOW VIA EMAIL: Ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com or Ultimatespellcast@gmail.com or call him on +2348156885231 his via website http://ultimatespellcast8.wix.com/ultimatespellcast
: I am jennifer wilson From USA It is no longer news that the Acquired immune deficiency syndrome Herpes Virus is increasing by the day. The fear is that many people living with the sickness are scared of saying it because of the stigma that comes along with it.I am bold enough among many others to state that there is now a potent cure to this sickness but many are unaware of it. I discovered that I was infected with the virus 3 months ago, after a medical check-up. My doctor told me and I was shocked, confused and felt like my world has crumbled. I was dying slowly due to the announcement of my medical practitioner but he assured me that I could leave a normal life if I took my medications (as there was no medically known cure to Herpes). I went from churches to churches but soon found that my case needed urgent attention as I was growing lean due to fear of dying anytime soon. In a bid to look for a lasting solution to my predicament, I sought for solutions from the voodoo world. I went online and searched for every powerful trado-medical practitioner that I could severe, cos I heard that the African Voodoo Priests had a cure to the Herpes syndrome. It was after a little time searching the web that I came across one Dr okosodo(A powerful African Voodoo Priest), who offered to help me at a monetary fee. I had to comply as this was my final bus-stop to receiving a perfect healing. My last resolve was to take my life by myself, should this plan fail. At last it worked out well. He gave me some steps to follow and I meticulously carried out all his instructions. Last month, to be precise, I went back to the hospital to conduct another test and to my amazement, the results showed that " I am NEGATIVE". You can free yourself of this Herpes virus by consulting this great African Voodoo Priest via this e-mail: email@example.com or call and whatsapp him on +2348136623427 He will help you and his herb medication is sure. he has the cure on all this disease as he told me and it listed. GENITAL WARTS/ PREGNANCY. EPILEPSY. GENPILENCIN. HIV AIDS. PREGNANCY DIABETICS STROKE. EXPANDS OF PENIS BREAST H.P.V TYPE 1 TYPE 2 TYPE 3 AND TYPE 4. TYPE 5. HUMAN PAPAILOMA VIRUS. HERPES. SYPHILIS. CANCER. HEPATITIS A B and C. HIRE BLOOD PRESSURES. AND BODY BOILS. AND BODY DISEASES . THANK TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME OF READING MY TESTIMONY AND MOST ESPECIALLY YOU Dr okosodo I PRAY TO GOD TO NEVER LET ME AND MY FAMILY FORGET YOU IN OUR LIFE
My name is dr.midnight from United States. I wish to
share my testimony with the general public about
A great spell caster called (Dr.firstname.lastname@example.org) have done for me,
have just brought back my lost ex
lover to me with their great spell work, I was dating this man called
Steven we were together for a long
time and we loved our self's but when I was unable
to give him a male child for 5 years he left me and told
me he can't continue anymore then I was now
looking for ways to get him back and also get pregnant, until a friend
of mine told me about this temple and gave me their contact email,
then you won't believe this when I contacted them on my problems they
prepared the items and cast the spell for me and bring my lost husband
back, and after a month I missed my monthly flow and go for a test and
the result stated that i was pregnant, am happy today am a mother of
a set of twins a boy and a girl, i thank the temple once again for
what they have done for me, if you are out there passing through any
of this problems you can contact this great Dr for help listed below:
Contact them...(email@example.com)or whatsapp them on +2347037137208
Excellent interview for this article, and a really good talk last night! About 1,500 people showed up and I know it was a very powerful story for all of us to hear. It's such an important conversation to have as a community, because it is a complex conversation and there are so many folks doing good work in COS to try and get in front of the problems, as well as to handle the mop up! Let's give them the support they need, or even better, rally to be part of the solution ourselves.
murderers should be executed
The best response to this type of overstep by downtown businesses is to shop elsewhere.
Child Protective Services has gone to the far side of capturing federal funding since this article was written. Snatching children not because they are abused but because they are adoptable, to service the highly lucrative adoption market in this country. Child protective services are the modern age Nazi's of America.
To learn the truth about forced removal, Foster warehousing, medical kidnapping, and forced adoption please visit our website at AmericasTakenChildren.com
All of today's events | Staff Picks
Submit an Event
All content © Copyright 2017, The Colorado Springs Independent
Website powered by Foundation