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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

This was a front-page story in the Gazette this morning and reading about the death of the stadium put me in a really good mood all day. It's taken City Leaders 3 years to conclude that the citizens don't want to use tax dollars for a stadium that has no purpose other than to make the developer who owns 19 or more properties in the area happy. Very happy. And very rich. The mayor has pointed out the obvious - hundreds of millions of tax dollars are needed to pay for stormwater, roads, and other infrastructure improvements and there's not one red cent available for frou frous. 3 years was 2 years and 11 months longer than needed to realize that building a stadium and forcing an unwilling public to pay for it was a STOOPID idea. Oh, well. Better late than never.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by curious on 02/07/2017 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Skorman leaves Save Cheyenne, focuses on 2017 council race

All open space and parks advocates in Council District 3 need to rally for Skorman on April 4. If you're not registered to vote, now is the time!

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 02/07/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Suppression is the goal of many 'free speech zones'

Typically these zones are designated by considering things like safety, impact on public thoroughfares and passage, business impacts, and security. This has been done by and affecting organizations of all political persuasions for decades.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave H on 02/07/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Suppression is the goal of many 'free speech zones'

CSIReader:

Apparently only "leftist violence" is a problem for you. Double standard, of course.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/don…

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill W. on 02/07/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Suppression is the goal of many 'free speech zones'

From a safety perspective it makes sense to keep demonstrators and supporters from being too close to one another, especially since leftist violence has been rampant of late.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/07/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Tim Mitros finds life after city of Colorado Springs gig

We all know why Mitros was let go. He was getting too close to the homeowners who lost everything when our City Fathers chose to KNOWINGLY get in bed with Developers and build homes on landslides. I am clueless as to why these homeowners are not filing a Class Action lawsuit! It seems like a slam dunk to me!

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by mbomcar on 02/03/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

A REMINDER from the Indy moderator: We generally view the Indy's comments zone as a free-for-all, but we reserve the right to maintain a reasonable level of respect among commenters.

SEE: http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/User…... which includes this bit...

"We expect posters to refrain from inflammatory and/or hate language, which will be grounds for deletion. Please be considerate and stay on-topic, particularly in comments. Personal attacks will not be tolerated."

Those commenters who can't abide by the rules they agreed to will find that their accounts have been deleted.

Please be considerate of other's opinions.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mary Jo Meade on 02/03/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

I seriously doubt that the county contracted for inadequate amounts of inedible food. What I find most interesting is that the bloggers who routinely find evidence of corruption in every government transaction, are not demanding a full accounting of how our tax money is being spent or accusing any county official of receiving kickbacks from the deal. Instead, they are happy to be ripped off, just as long as the prison inmates suffer from the cruel, if not so unusual, punishment.

In another thread in this same issue of the Indy, and on this same blog, is a report of a study conducted in prisons with real inmates that indicates a link between poor diet and violence. Unless you were being sarcastic, you indicated in the comments section that you agreed with that finding, Mr. Tannim, before you wrote your comment for this piece. Somehow, you failed to put the two reports together.

The cost of hiring extra guards to handle violent prisoners far outweighs the cost of a nutritious diet. And, if you are interested in reforming prisoners, providing a good diet is a good start.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/02/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

The author did not "equate" anarchists with communists and socialists. He merely pointed out that groups who self-identified as anarchists, communists, and socialists, were working together. Apparently, the theoretical differences between these groups does not matter as much to them as it does to you, Mr. Tannim.

Furthermore, the original Anarchists (with a capital 'A') constituted a movement whose main political tactic was to assassinate politicians, often using bombs to take out as many as possible. They were hooligans and proud of it, and I think the Communists are offended that you did not call them hooligans as well.

Finally, classic Anarchists, Communists, and Socialists all have this in common: they all agree that progressive change can only come from the Working Class defeating the Ruling Class and dismantling the capitalist system. Communists also believe that their political system will lead eventually to a "withering away of the state." In other words, their ultimate goal is identical with the Anarchists' goal. They just think it cannot be forced or done immediately, but will take time.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/02/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office's "fight club" results, and two inmates deaths

Fight Club? Reynolds was found unresponsive by another inmate (not sure any other inmates had something to with it considering Reynolds child abuse charge) the other was being transported back to jail from the hospital when the officer noticed he was in distress. Not sure how these two incidents correlate to a couple deputy's vying for the most "use of force" incidents? In typical DNC-style news stories, its blame now ask questions (i.e. discover the facts) later.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Silky Johnson on 02/02/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

A debate is a much better way to handle this than a lecture and a protest.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/02/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Studies show link between behavior and diet

Well, there is a definite link between foods and behavior--just look at excitotoxins.

Maybe they ought to lace the inmate food with Valium--kinda hard to be violent when you're asleep all the time...

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tannim on 02/02/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

They're inmates, which means that they are not deserving of what they consider to be "good food". If they wanted good food, they they shouldn't have landed their butts in jail in the first place.

They ought to be lucky that they aren't getting Hawkeye Pierce's "river of liver and ocean of fish." Or Soylent Green.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 02/02/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

Boohoo. Supposed to be jail. A reminder that you dont want to come back. Sheriff Elder is running his agency efficiently despite constant cuts to law enforcement. You should be pleased with his ability to work within a tight budget and saving law abiding tax payers money.

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by romer1 on 02/02/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Milo Yiannopoulos Speech At Berkeley Canceled Amid Violent Protests
The Berkeley College Republicans had invited the Breitbart editor and notorious Twitter troll to campus to speak.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/milo-y…

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by guruD on 02/02/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Sheriff's Office's "fight club" results, and two inmates deaths

Yep! Sure did! And, like it or not, I still stand beside my post!

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Asher777 on 02/01/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

Asher, is it your job to blow every CSIndy story out of proportion? If you're not Sheriff Maketa with a different user name you might actually have what it takes to become Chief Editor at the Independent; since they enjoy blowing everything out of context (proportion, i.e. Trump).

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Silky Johnson on 02/01/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office's "fight club" results, and two inmates deaths

Asher did you read the article?

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Silky Johnson on 02/01/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “El Paso County inmates say new jail contractor serves inadequate food

Sorry, but this story reads as sour grapes from Aramark over losing their long-term deal. It would be wise to keep the prison population well-fed in order to reduce their overall angst, but you shouldn't lose sight of the fact that this is a jail and not a resort.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 02/01/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs attorney admits converting clients' money to his own use

This is the second big story involving lawyers (see past articles on Terry Malcom). It seems like the profession as whole and state legislatures needs to implement some rules that prohibit lawyers from taking custody of client money. Really they should not have to touch client money.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Greg Yost on 02/01/2017 at 11:59 AM

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