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Re: “Marijuana and Manitou

Ask anyone in Law Enforcement who they would rather deal with, a drunk or someone high on pot? Alcohol makes some people violent, marijuana makes people mellow. As for health issues, Alcohol causes liver and kidney damage, affects blood and brain function. 3 or 4 puffs of smoke does not do the damage of a pack of cigarettes. The prohibition was more than likely brought on by big business and the pharmaceutical industry so people can't make money off of something that grows wild.

Posted by Alex Laszar on 08/27/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “New biz group rides to Springs' rescue

The concept of a new organization that can help the community develop a means of at least having some guns and some butter before it reaches a point of having neither guns nor butter is noble.

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 08/27/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Bob Nemanich,,

1) We still do not know all the details regarding why Brown was shot. You are assuming it was a bad shooting.

2) A person does not have to be armed to present enough of a threat to justify shooting. All they have to do is present a perceived threat of death or serious bodily harm.

In fact, from 2008 thru 2012, the yearly average was 778 people murdered by attackers without weapons (FBI). Thousands more were seriously injured.

3) Unfortunately, young black males have a higher tendency to be involved in criminal activity, especially in violent crimes. This is not because of the color of their skin, but rather because of their educational, economical, ethical, familial, and social circumstances.

Regardless of all of this, the community response of rioting, violence, vandalism, and looting was completely unacceptable.

12 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 08/27/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Pinned Down

this place is messed up they told me that there were no deaths while i was placed in their care. then while being on the unit the staff purposely picked on me until i hit him he did this when he found out i was leaving and then laughed in my face and said your staying here.
my collar bone was also broken the day of my birthday

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by 123iud on 08/27/2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Avoiding Ferguson's fate

Divide and conquer tactics used by big money keeps the races, genders, nationalities and age groups at each other's throats. It's an old formula that works and a majority of whites fall for it time and again. FOX / GOP / TEA / NRA / Evangelicals, etc are expert users of divide-conquer and fear-mongering to get money and votes.

Rather than write a book here, just look at recent comments from Ted Nugent or Gordon Klingenschmitt to see how this deadly sport is employed.

Jon Stewart destroys FOX:…

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 08/27/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Lance Armstrong is yelling at the Gazette

Lance talking about "ethics" is funny. It's not the doping that bothers me about Lance, it's apart of the sport and will always be there, but he's shown he's just not a good person ever since he was a kid. I know guys who used to go to races and let him crash on hotel room floors. He's a dick through and through.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jon Severson on 08/27/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Lance Armstrong is yelling at the Gazette

But it's so much easier to write a one-sided piece. No pesky rebuttals or new information to worry about!

Like many others, I used to be a big Armstrong fan... and like many others not so much anymore for all the reasons Ramsey wrote about. But the column may have been a little more substantive with a quote or two from Armstrong. Trying & not getting a response is one thing, but not to try at all is just lazy, IMO.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by bill.guman on 08/27/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Clerk's office to run ads, Jenkins promises land, more

Can't wait to see how the Clerk's office will run ads that do not mention Wayne Williams' name. He IS the Clerk, after all. Didn't another local elected rep incur the wrath of ethics watch groups for 'public service' announcements while the guy was running for the office responsible for the announcements?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by goldsabbath on 08/27/2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Walker campaign responds to Gazette editorial controversy

The GAGzette: "lie, cheat and steal." (and carry a big gun to compensate for the emasculation and cowardice)

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by CSaction on 08/27/2014 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Walkability or the Ability to Walk

The University Village shopping center would have been an excellent place to plan more "walkability" access. With its access to the growing UCCS and to an underused waterway it could have been part of a new neighborhood instead of yet another big box complex. It's not too late for the developers to rethink their plans. But then this is Colorado Springs and progressive thinking is not usually part of our plans.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DIna Wood on 08/27/2014 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Drake unit back online

going to be a hard sell by our teabagger mayor to his teabagger minions that replacing Drake will do anything but increase utility bills.

perhaps we should call it the unneeded stadium "tax".

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 08/27/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Avoiding Ferguson's fate

John, this town is full of folks who are retired military with pensions now working for DoD contractors all the while complaining about other folks living off the public dole. Until we leave the past and get behind an organization like "Colorado Springs Forward" your vision of the future will come to fruition.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 08/27/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Tips from management

Very well written story, thank you. I’m well aware how tough taxi business is. During hard times my father use to work as a taxi driver to maintain our family. He had to work twelve hours a day and keep up with everything this job throws at you. To bad he couldn't use service like and find a less stressful job. Well good thing he has a different job and we grew up to support him and mom. Anyway, I think people should show more respect to people who do the hard work for us.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AmySwan on 08/27/2014 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Walker campaign responds to Gazette editorial controversy

Either attending BoCC meetings in person, or observing them carefully as they are broadcast live on-line provides an excellent opportunity to observe the commissioners. Judging by the comments made on a regular basis by Mrs. Littleton, one wonders of perhaps she is way out of her league as a public official with so many of the issues seeming to sail right over her head. As the demands upon local elected officials increase in complexity, it will take a very alert and intelligent, analytical person to be able to discern the long term impact of their short term decisions. Is that Mrs. Littleton? Her comments today remind me of the advice many an old sage has given:

Be sure your brain is engaged before putting your mouth in gear.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 08/26/2014 at 9:28 PM
Posted by gimmie a break on 08/26/2014 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

Old Crank - Lamborn is NOT the worst ever. He does NOT deserve to be booted out of office.

What difference does it make that he didn't attend? The speech was almost exactly the same as the one given before. Why honor the liar that is Obama by showing up? Why waste your time? It took courage for him to do so and I applaud his action. Did you even listen to the speech?

And as far as the tar baby comment, he did not say Obama was one - go back and read the EXACT WORDS and you will see where you are wrong. WRONG! Hurts doesn't it to know you can't read correctly?

and the ACA should be repealed. Obama lied about most every provision in it including you can keep your doctors, hospitals and the premiums will drop 2500 a year. LIES all of them. Are you getting a subsidy from us taxpayers? Is that why YOU like it?

The bills in the House contain such onerous restrictions on our freedoms that I am delighted they are being held there . But to both groups, I say a pox on their heads as they are NOT doing their jobs. The ACA was pushed through against the majority of Americans who did NOT Want it. NOW next year premiums are going up 7.5%!! what happened to the "affordable" part of it?

TINY URL: this link doesn't exist. Guess why?

Now tell me how you think there is a war on women huh? You repeat talking points with NO PROOF. Do you even know what a fact is? If so, post your war on women facts. we are waiting to hear them.

The only one who has a war on women is Obama who pays his women staffers less than his men. Now who has a war on women?

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 08/26/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

OldCrank: To say Colorado has the BEST economy in the nation whether true or not and disregarding the source, would be better phrased as "sucks less than the rest of the nation".
As for depression of the mind and Robin Williams it is true that there is a stigma and that others do not want to deal with it. Imagine if all illnesses were treated as such. Williams was truly gifted but his performances were often textbook displays of manic behavior. A "reporter" calling him a "coward" exemplifies the state of journalism today. That reporter is a coward and truly ignorant which does qualify him/her for a job in media. Suicide is the sincerest form of self-criticism and takes courage along with debilitating depression to even entertain ending the only life you have. I do not mean feeling "low" but full-on depression. When you have it you know it and there is not many things that can be worse.
Long live The Fisher King.

And Hickenlooper is just another modern day politico where lies abound and self-importance is all one needs to be elected. And cash. Like Mayor Bach he too wears an imaginary crown and feels the citizens are not worthy of being considered while entertaining grandiose images of themselves for all to see. They do not see that we can see them as the arrogant fools they are, but feel we see them as they see themselves in a mirror.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/26/2014 at 3:49 AM

Re: “Memorial Health System money shows tiny gain for city

I have seen and been told by nurses on duty more than once that central supply is closed over the weekend and that is why they cannot get needed supplies. Same with post-surgery physical therapy, including getting patients moving after emergency hip surgery. I'm not prepared to believe nurses are lying to me.

In large part, nurses and other staffers are leaving in droves because cost cutting measures mean they do not have a bearable work load. It does come back to cost cutting more often than not.

It's not that simple, of course. Procedures to reduce infection are unclear and often not followed in the ER, in my experience, and there is little concern for elderly patients who are left on stretchers to soil themselves. Something is very wrong. It's definitely a worse hospital in terms of care now than it was before the UC lease, for whatever reason. It's a shame. It used to be a fantastic facility.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Clara McKenna on 08/25/2014 at 10:05 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New claim against Sheriff Maketa

That last quote..."to satisfy Maketa's own personal agenda", should be written on all the checks that will be written for the damage he has caused.
He is a dirty copy, a narcissist and a psychopath and everyone in his agency knows it.
Hoping that the good men and women of EPSO that have been impacted by all of this nonsense can remain strong for the homestretch and that justice will be served.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sophia Wright on 08/25/2014 at 9:23 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Possible breach of ethics in latest Gazette endorsement

Good chance in November to change the tone of local politics: We have, in Jariah Walker, a businessman, who is actually invested in the community - generating revenue and with actual 'boots on the ground' experience in the world of business - which generates the needed revenue to support what we ask local government to provide.

Business. Not Politics. Which will best drive the local economy?

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 08/25/2014 at 6:50 PM

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