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Re: “Slipping away

Hey if a for-profit company wants to help a non-profit put on an event to raise money for charity, go for it. There are lots of these. It's no different than when (for example) Sky Sox Stadium hold a charity night: The charity fills seats, people have a good time for a good cause, and Sky Sox donates a portion of the proceeds in return. It's a good model, and one they use to benefit local groups quite often. But of course the city's expenses should be covered. And in this case, it sounds like they were. A little advice though - Next time, if you want to get the neighbors on board a little more, invite them out by offering them free tickets for their inconvenience, and assure them all litter will be picked up. That'll put most people at ease.

Heck, they can come set this up on my street anytime!

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Posted by Zen on 08/21/2015 at 4:34 AM

Re: “The ghost of civil unions

"The bill would have fixed many of the problems with civil unions. For instance, if a couple with a civil union married, it would have merged the civil union into the marriage. The bill also would have made it bigamy to be married to one person while having a civil union with another. Additionally, it would have declared that a civil union is not a marriage, or even a common-law marriage."

"'I'm assuming the subject matter is the reason it was defeated with no explanation ... I mean, literally, they said nothing before voting no.' Steadman says."

You mean the Republicans passed up an opportunity to pass a sensible & logical bill to simplify & streamline law, making it easier for the government, courts, and citizens to deal with the differences between civil unions, common law marriages and marriages simply because they didn't like the subject matter?! Say it isn't so! Why I can't believe Republicans would ever do such a thing! They're the party of limited government!

/sarcasm

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Posted by Zen on 07/17/2015 at 4:00 AM

Re: “Sen. Bennet knocks Gazette advertisement

The Gazette has long contributed to the negative perception outsiders have of the Springs. It really is a damn shame this town can't get a community oriented daily.

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Posted by Zen on 04/29/2015 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Collins criticized for K.C. buildings

Doug Bruce apparently taught her well. How sad that these kind of people used to have so much power in the Springs. Happy to see it diminishing.

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Posted by Zen on 03/25/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Bent out of shape

Sounds like just one more example of the more powerful moneyed interests trying to use government to drive out the little guy so they can seize (financial) control. Same thing's happened in medical marijuana with home-based caregivers. Same thing has happened with lawyers trying to control mediators. Same thing has happened with the psychological community trying to ban unlicensed therapists. Fortunately the little guy in the yoga community has an ace to play ... Link your training to religion. They can't touch you.

Posted by Zen on 02/26/2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “The undecided factor

LOL. Joel Miller 2%. What an obstructionist douche.

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Posted by Zen on 02/26/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Power struggle

This project was approved with the understanding that the transmission lines would be buried BECAUSE of the proximity of houses in the area. There is not ONE single property owner Left or Right who can tell me they'd want these kinds of lines installed along their property line in close proximity to their house. This is hardly a NIMBY issue. As for home values ... OF COURSE proximity to high voltage transmission lines will affect home values. That's a no brainer. Everything else is spin. This should NOT be approved without significant adjustment to transmission line routes to protect existing property owners.

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Posted by Zen on 01/22/2015 at 1:14 PM

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