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Re: “Blazin 98.5 fans the flames of hip-hop nostalgia

The owner of the station is a crook...too bad he got all of this free press.

Posted by hocuspocus on 03/02/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

You forgot to mention one little thing about all of us naysayers: we are the ones who get stuck with the bill when all the best laid plans of those who "think big" collapse and fail.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/02/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

Great article and a great idea.

Let's not give up. Please keep writing about this and don't listen to the nay sayers. They always think small.

Let's be like Palmer and Penrose and the others dreamers. It's in our original DNA.

4 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Rolf Jacobson on 03/02/2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Reader: Confidential CSPD source is doing the public a disservice

How does Mr. Addy know the anonymous officer did not first "stand up to try to improve the department" from within? Perhaps he did and got nowhere, or, worse yet, was threatened if he did not drop it.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/02/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

Thank you, Ms. Ameno, for exposing Ms. Brinkley. I thought she was a dog breeder trying to protect her profits, but it turns out she is most likely a "media consultant" paid to peddle lies and half-truths for the mill dog industry. She leaves the impression that she could not care less for dogs or their well-being, and probably has never owned one. All she cares about is her paycheck.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/02/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Reader: Confidential CSPD source is doing the public a disservice

oh please you act like we havnt been here watching mr. corruption in action!!! his police force is questionable. and he himself should have been remove years ago....

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/02/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

Ms. Brinkley writes, "If 'adopting' a shelter/rescue dog makes you feel 'better about yourself', you don't need a dog. You need a therapist."

I am sure any competent therapist will tell you that anything that "makes you feel better about yourself," and does no harm to others, is good for your mental health. On the other hand, telling people they need therapy just because you disagree with them, does harm to you both.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/02/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

Elizabeth Turner Brinkley, I am pretty sure you don't live in our town or even our state, as you post similar diatribes in newspapers around the country. You are not at all familiar with the excellent work being done by National Mill Dog Rescue. And as a lover of pure-breds, why wouldn't you applaud a restriction on dogs being sold at pet shops? A responsible breeder is not going to place their pups in a situation where they cannot be assured of responsible owners.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 03/02/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Dragon Gate's kitchen is quite lively

I've been saying it for a long time... Dragon Gate for Strong Mayor!!!!!!!
Thirty plus years of consistent, solid food.
And a big plus is their willingness to customize... try requesting the egg foo yung with no cornstarch!!!
I adore Dragon Gate... I'd say in thirty years I could count on one hand the number of times it was disappointing.

Posted by Jah Dave on 03/02/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

I specifically asked this question 4 years ago and was told "NO". The culture of the campus atmosphere required the stadium to remain where it is. In addition I was told they were raising funds to make it larger on the AFA campus. It was also mentioned in conjunction with the new visitors center. We are not a sports centric town and we have the Broadmoor fighting us for convention space. Our strength is livability. Lets concentrate on several large downtown living projects. Designed as rent controlled living areas with access to bike-able schools, grocery stores and science museums.

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 03/02/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Suthers: Not wild about gorging on a military build-up

The only person with any real knowledge of 'economic development' in the area was fired in 2012 or so.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/02/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Suthers: Not wild about gorging on a military build-up

We ought to have our economic development people look at the costs to our local economy incurred by the extremist politicians we elect, people like Lamborn and Klingenschmitt for example. They do terrible damage to the brand of Colorado Springs. I would venture that we have less economic diversity and lower property values because of them. Suthers seems to be at least a reasonable person, so he is an asset, for the time being. He seems to understand that aspiring to be Fort Hood on the Rockies is not consistent with our citizens vision for the future.

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Posted by leloupe on 03/02/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

Roger Bird - I used to feel the same about cats till I got one. Now, if forced to choose between my cat and my wife, I would ask her to clean the litter box before leaving!

Understand how so many think that much is not happening with road improvements - however, that money is coming in at the rate of about $12M a month and $12M will only resurface so many miles of road with the associated curb, gutter and ADA add-ons to be done.

How are you going to feel if the Mayor has his way and calls on the council, after the election, to impose a new stormwater fee - and not go to the public for a vote?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/02/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

I think the streets are getting slowly better. We really don't need more police officers. If you take a 5 mile radius from Petersen AFB, 90% of Colorado Spring's Crime is in that area. This data comes from the Police Department. Thus, why not concentrate cops in that area. The off shoot issues, such as accidents in the snow are handled by filing your own report and telling your insurance company. If anything, we need more Sheriff's deputies, since their patrol area is the entire El Paso county.

https://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Colorad…

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Posted by tman on 03/02/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

I just heard about a study on the radio about how most (over 70%) citizens of Colorado Springs do not think that there has been much of a change with regard to the quality of the streets. I agree with Suthers to the extent that the main thoroughfares in my area are much better. But the neighborhood streets not so much.

Robert Gentry, cats are not pets. They're coyote lunch. (:->) What possible emotional connection could a human have with a cat?

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Posted by Roger Bird on 03/02/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

12 Things You Should Know About Puppy Mills
1) Pet stores are required by law to only buy from USDA LICENSED breeders. USDA LICENSED PROFESSlONAL breeders are NOT puppymills. There are currently only 1538 licensed professional breeders in the US. The number of licensed breeders in this country has been steadily dropping due to lies from the animal rights groups about the quality of purebred dogs.
2) In our modern day of instant access to information it is almost impossible for anyone to raise dogs without being under scrutiny. Those horrendous photos you see in commercials for the Humane Society are mostly outdated, from a foreign country or a 1 in one million exception to the care given animals by breeders everywhere. The photos are intended to shock and horrify you into giving money. Any photo can be photo shopped into looking really bad. Be skeptical. If you didnt see it with your own eyes take it with a grain of salt.
3) The animal rights groups LIE. There is no such thing as a "puppy mill". "Puppy mill" is not a legally defined term, it is slang invented by the animal rights extremists to denigrate any and all breeders -- small or large, standard or substandard. It's the "N-word" of breeders and equally insulting to use. The phrase puppy mill has been promoted in the media by the animal rights movement, people who want to end all animal ownership. It is applied indiscriminately by these fanatics to anyone who breeds dogs. They don't care how many health tests you do or how many pretty ribbons you have won - YOU are a puppymill if you breed even one litter.
4) You didnt adopt a dog. If you paid money to a shelter it is a sale not an adoption since dogs are not children. You didnt rescue a dog unless you ran into a burning building or jumped into a raging river. Buying a dog from a shelter is rehoming. Calling it a rescue dog makes it about showing the world what a noble person YOU are.
5) Passing laws intended to outlaw puppy mills will not solve any problem. Most substandard breeders are unlicensed and already in violation of existing laws and dont care. New, stricter laws will only affect those who are already working to follow the laws. The only way to have any effect is to provide the funds and manpower to enforce the laws that are already on the books.
6) All the hobby breeders in this country cannot produce enough puppies to meet the demands of the American market. Recent changes in laws are NOT stopping substandard kennels from continuing. It is closing down reputable breeders who work very hard to produce healthy purebred puppies by making it more difficult and expensive for them to continue in their HOBBY.
7) BREEDERS are NOT responsible for the presence of dogs in shelters. "Producing" dogs due to failure to be a responsible owner and "breeding" dogs are not the same. DOG BREEDING IS NOT A CRIME. We have a problem with a lack of responsible ownership, poor shelter management and poor pet distribution. Education is the key to improvement in this area.
8) The Humane Society of the United States is a major source of the anti-breeder propaganda. HSUS owns and operates NO shelters, has NO police powers and is not part of the federal government. They are a privately owned political lobbying organization opposed to ALL breeding of animals. The ASPCA owns ONE shelter in New York City. They are animal rights organizations not animal advocates. The American Kennel Club is a REGISTRY. They have no police powers to regulate kennels. All they can do is withhold registration.
9) It has been PROVEN there is NO PET OVERPOPULATION. Since 2005 the birthrate for puppies has not been meeting the demand. Many rare breeds are declining to the point of extinction due to anti-breeder laws. According to the USDA more than 300,000 dogs were imported in 2013 from foreign countries by SHELTERS. If the current rate of laws and decline continue within 20 years your only source for a puppy may be a shelter mutt from Mexico, China or Puerto Rico with possible behavioral issues and NO health testing. Even HSUS admits that 83 percent of owned dogs are spayed or neutered. www.shelterproject.naiaonline.org.
10) There are three main types of breeders: Professional, Pet and Hobby/show breeders. Every one of these can be a large-scale breeder, every one of these could be a substandard breeder. Professional kennels are subject to state and/or federal oversight. Substandard care can be found with all types of breeders. It is about the standard of care, NOT the numbers. Most Professional breeders have state of the art kennels that meet USDA standards and the standards of their state laws. They are inspected at least yearly and must meet or exceed 157 pages of stringent standards far higher than those expected of the average hobby breeder. They are NOT those horrible chicken cages shown on the deceptive commercials of HSUS and ASPCA. If you haven't visited a commercial kennel you are not an expert on the subject.
11) Sick puppies do not sell. Sick females do not conceive and produce puppies. Sick males do not produce sperm and sire puppies. It is counterproductive for any industry to produce a defective product and expect to stay in business. For every sick puppy found at a pet store, THOUSANDS of perfectly healthy puppies are sold. Any dog can have health issues. Its about Mother Nature NOT lack of care or numbers.
12) A shelter/rescue dog is NOT for every family. Shelter/rescue dogs come with baggage that can require an EXPERIENCED owner. Shelter/rescue dogs have NO health testing and frequently have behavioral issues that take years of training to overcome. Health care and training for a shelter/rescue dog can cost THOUSANDS of dollars and still not result in a quality pet. Puppies purchased from a shelter or rescue are NOT subject to any state puppy lemon laws. Puppies purchased from a breeder or a pet store are covered under state puppy lemon laws. Obtaining a dog should be a time for rational decision making--not an excuse for moral preening. If 'adopting' a shelter/rescue dog makes you feel 'better about yourself', you don't need a dog. You need a therapist. You are more likely to purchase a dog with health or behavioral issues from a shelter than a pet store. Many shelters no longer have young animals to sell and have to import them from other states and even FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
For more information:
www.naiaonline.org
www.humanewatch.org
www.nathanwinograd.com
www.saova.org
http://www.cfodconline.org

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Posted by Elizabeth Turner Brinkley on 03/01/2017 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

After 1492, Europeans "came over in waves over hundreds... of years," yet they and their descendants are still called pioneers. I don't see why that appellation would not apply equally to the peoples who preceded them.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/01/2017 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Levity Wellness

Levity has been one of the best secrets of the springs.
This store has some of the best meds in town. Love to enjoy their very flavorful buds.
Great place.

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Posted by Steve Thompson on 03/01/2017 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Local poll looks into political endorsements and their influence

"Colorado Springs Forward is trusted on endorsements by 5.4 percent of respondents."

There may are hope for this town yet. I wish you had asked how the public feels about candidates endorsed by the Broadmoor. On second thought, I think you did ....
Broadmoor = Gazette.

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Posted by Mur on 03/01/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

I used to get frustrated about the streets. Solved the frustration. Stay home. Have stuff delivered. Got rid of dog. Bought a cat.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/01/2017 at 7:34 PM

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