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Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Go ask the Gazette its there words not mine they are the ones that printed it not me. Yes I get there paper along with the Post, and the Star telegram from Texas. I am the 4th generation of my family to be born here raised here and had my family here. But I go outside I listen and learn. I dont shove my head up others hind ends and pretend they know whats best for me. The proof is right in front of you IF your willing to listen read and learn. No the Indy is not free its supported by advertisers and then we the people support the business's that advertise. I pay a subscription for the other three that I get in print plus pay for the others I read on line and I would pay for the Indy if they asked. Thats how people learn by listening, reading and opening our minds to others views.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/28/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “When it comes to tailgaiting, back off, bub

When roads are slick you tend to see cars sliding into the backs of others. This is surprising to people? Avoidable and regrettable, but not news.

Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 06/28/2014 at 7:26 AM

Re: “County to consider new term limits for sheriff, DA

How about we have a ballot question doing away with voting for a Sheriff altogether?

The recent incident has shown that we should HIRE the most qualified individual we can afford, in part so that if they prove incompetent or untrustworthy they can be FIRED.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 06/28/2014 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

In my misspent youth, back in the dark ages before cable, I met a ham operator. He had once lived in an apartment building of several floors in a big city. Every apartment had a television antenna on the roof, including my friend's family. But he had an antenna for his ham set as well on the roof and the problem at that time was not the other tv antennae interfering with his signal, but his signal interfering with tv broadcasts. His own family never suffered when he was on the air.

He always offered to help anyone with a problem to get their antenna properly grounded, but not everyone in the building knew who to contact, and sometimes some loud and angry complaints were made to the landlord or the police or the FCC before he was contacted. I suppose some tenants even paid tv repairmen to come out and fix their gear because they did not know my friend would do it for free, and perhaps some harbored grudges on account of it. There are a million stories in the naked city...

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 11:46 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

"More suited to the mayor? What does that mean..." Are you really a publisher?--and do you mean to tell us you do not understand the meaning of that simple sentence?

"...did you even bother to ask?" Why would Mr. Rocky Smith ask when you are the one who does not understand? Did you expect him to ask on your behalf?

Would you waste an important manager's time by asking him to explain himself, when you could just as easily show some initiative and go look it up for yourself in the dictionary?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 11:17 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

By the way, Mr. Publish, here is a real good example of an opinion advanced as a fact with absolutely no proof: "...the INDY is a FREE newspaper and the reason they are is that folks do NOT want to put out money to get news or information."

You have made a point of pointing out that you do not want to pay more for your electricity--you'd rather choke to death first!--but you insist on paying good money to be lied to, when you can get perfectly good and accurate news for free.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 11:02 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Mr. Publish, at first I thought you did not have a leg to stand on, but then you pulled out your most intelligent argument, "Hmmm?" and instantly made all things clear! And if that were not convincing enough, you removed all doubts with your devastating follow up, "HMMMMM?" with five letters M--no more, no less; just the perfect number to make your point. One letter M fewer would not have been nearly as effective and one M more would have been seen as affectation. But as it stands, there is no retort possible to your prodigious grunt.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/27/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Builders insist the threat of lawsuits keeps them from erecting condos

Building condos according to the construction law will let the builders free from any kind of complaint or lawsuits! So the best option to stay away from legal issues is building a quality condo! Denver Luxury Homes are one of the most genuine builders of luxury condos in Denver.

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Posted by Brian Burke on 06/27/2014 at 9:03 PM

Re: “C4C heads for final approval

The public will never see the true story until they are allowed to vote on the stadium and parking garage issue. Does Colorado Springs want or need a 10000 seat soccer stadium? Every building can be called multi-use but the stadium's primary purpose is to house the Switchbacks. Demand answers now rather than apologies later!

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 06/27/2014 at 8:24 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

ROCKY - I was born and raised here - you?

Have you considered that you are making a bunch of assertions based on absolutely no proof. What does that say about you jumping to judgment? Hmmm?

More suited to the mayor? What does that mean...did you even bother to ask? Or just assume with NO PROOF to back up YOUR opinion which is based on nothing.

Shut out of a meeting? Was he or she invited? Was he or she supposed to be there? When I used to go interview the mayor, reporters from all the papers and magazines in the Springs were there so your supposition doesn't wash. And someone with a pulitzer would want to go where he can get more money. How do YOU know the Indy didn't try, HMMMMM?

Remember the INDY is a FREE newspaper and the reason they are is that folks do NOT want to put out money to get news or information. DO YOU have a subscription to the Gazette or do you rely on the Indy to provide info for FREE??

Go get some PROOF and not your unsound opinions to base your thinking on - otherwise you prove that your opinion is just that - blather.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Hey Goof ball publisher have you lived here long? Just recently the other paper in town pulled there long time city reporter and replaced them with one "more suited" to the Mayor (there words). Just recently an Indi reporter was shut out of a meeting about C4C. I was here when the folks that started the independent worked for the other papers in town and read the papers. The other paper finally told the story about Maketas magic pants. All hail the news Empire yet the Indy said it four years ago. Wheres that reporter now? O yea on his way to that Liberal Mecca New York. They didnt even try to keep him even with the Pulitzer prize under his belt. Wheres the follow up on the story that got him that coveted prize? Shhhh cant stir up our friends at the Army. Come on open your eyes or go quietly in the dark but in the least get real.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/27/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Scorn from Planet Hetero, off-leash dogs, our 'mansion district,' and more

Britt - I have NEVER heard gun shots in the area so I wonder how you do? And dogs can respond to many stimuli and attack when they think they are doing good. Keep your dog on a leash and all will be well. Folks won't worry that they might be attacked and the dog won't have to worry about "protecting YOU" in situations where they face strangers. I agree with the fines - and think there should be a fine for folks who let their dog defecate on trails which I have seen a lot of them doing and for people who throw trash on the trails also! And FYI - open carry is allowed in Colorado and in most city park areas. If you are afraid of guns - go get trained and conceal carry. Then you have double protection - dog and gun.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Mark - These fools who waste their money on this drug will help the bottom line for the city in good conditions in terms of parking fees and in taxes. Let the free market reign. However, please keep your druggies out of Colorado Springs when they drive. If they kill or injure someone while under the influence, can the Springs then SUE Manitou for selling the drug? You know like bartenders can be held responsible if they serve too many drinks to drunks?

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Robert - don't waste your time on folks like Brien Whismen - he is not worth your time or effort. He is another liberal who doesn't know his head from a hole in the ground.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Rocky - PROOF for your statement? How do YOU know what officials and leaders have done with regards to the newspapers in town? Ridiculous statement based on NO PROOF!!

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/27/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Interesting- How come our elected officials aren't trying to get MMJ rescheduled so us honest, hard working Red card holders aren't fired from our jobs just because. Why is this topic of the AFA coming around again as a concern of free speech rights in the workplace when after years of MMJ being legal, the laws still haven't been changed to protect us? What about that Rep. Doug Lamborn??? I almost got fired just because I wrote a letter to the Editor of CS Indy on being a disgruntled MMJ patient and a co-worker told my HR Director.

But it's let's change labor laws to benefit the few: Special Rights for the religious, but for 20 years Colorado has denied my rights as a gay citizen to marry the one I love just because they called this granting us special rights. Equality for all is for all people, not just one group!

God forbid that we allow RMJ which was also legalized, but our local politicians are still scared and in denial of allowing this industry to grow in CS and bring in much needed jobs and tax revenue. Instead we are being told by our fine mayor that we will need to pay more taxes when he spent millions of dollars from the city budget to early retire top staff. NO NEW TAXES MAYOR BACH!

These are the concerns that need to be addressed, not changing our existing labor law on free speech in the workplace!

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Posted by guruD on 06/27/2014 at 2:25 PM

Re: “De-treeing city parks, the Maketa saga, PERA, and more

Thank you for the letter, Mark Minerich! Manitou's already had so many tourists saying they came for the shop(s), but haven't been able to send them yet! I hope we embrace this competitive advantage rather than shun it. And COS may have a City Council trying to push this under the rug, but hopefully April will turn that tide!

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Posted by Judith Posch on 06/27/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

Nope. He simply calls out hatemongering religious supremacists in language they can understand.

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Posted by aveteran on 06/27/2014 at 12:55 PM

Re: “AFA stirs more religion debate

this guy isn't antichristian? such vitriolic and hateful comments he makes.

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Posted by Mike Jones on 06/27/2014 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

The purpose of sharing the information with the Indy was to make people aware of a potential problem, not to try to paint growers as bad people or the only source of interference. I think Bryce did a pretty good job of making that clear. Anyone who reads the article as otherwise is mistaken.

While individual ham operators will have their own opinions for or against, American Radio Relay League (ARRL) does not take sides in the MJ debates.

The ARRL does conduct testing of various devices and report their findings to the FCC. In one completely unrelated case an Arc Fault circuit breaker model was found to be a defective design and the ARRL brought it to the attention of the FCC as a significant source of interference. The ARRL and FCC then worked with the manufacturer to correct the design problem.

In the case of the Lumatek ballast, it appears to be a defective product design and one that incorrectly displayed the required FCC information. The ARRL tested it for RFI and it failed horribly, so they reported their findings to the FCC. Most ballasts pass with no problem.

In the case of Mr Thompson, it appears to have been a case of incorrect wiring from a ballast.

Personally, I have had interference from a CFL light bulb replacement for an incandescent bulb, a dimmer switch, and some yet to be determined device from a near by office building.

In any case, it is not the goal of the ARRL or a ham operator to paint anyone as being bad and rarely do they want to get anyone in trouble (intentional interference, AKA "jamming" would be a notable exception), they just want to find and fix the problem. If it is a faulty street light, they will contact the responsible department to get it fixed. If it is a failing power supply in a doorbell chime in someone's home, they will attempt find it and may even volunteer to help fix it.

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Posted by JBloodgood on 06/27/2014 at 11:00 AM

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