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Re: “Trump made no sense — or friends — during Springs campaign stop

Thank you to those who tolerated the hateful comments and stood up against Trump's racist hate-mongering, showing by example that love for humanity is a better way. I have faith in humanity that we will rise up over this threat to democracy and diversity, but it deeply saddens me that racism is so openly expressed now, even children. Hard to put a lid on that kind of behavior once it's out there....

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Posted by prairie chix on 08/04/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

Hillary 2016, lets go! Time for Sanders supporters to get behind the Democratic nominee and stop the real enemy, Trump. Sanders ran a good race, but he lost. Any person who cannot see the benefits of Hillary Clinton for president over Trump is probably a Republican racist, just like he is......

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/21/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Philip Anschutz's influence knows no bounds

Mr. Anschutz is like our own little Koch Bros.! And I don't mean thst in a good way..... Throwing his money around, he wants to control everything and everyone. He certainly seems to have our political leaders doing his bidding, not to mention state & US elected officials.

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Posted by prairie chix on 05/05/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “City adopts penalties for underage possession of paraphernalia, D-11 releases marijuana offense stats

Judging from their actions, I would say that City leaders have no intention to honor the democratic process or the will of the voters in C. springs...... Other places are legalizing, decriminalizing, while this town recriminalizes. And Republicans like Gaebler are heading up the suppression effort, they all have "reefer madness" big time. Fortunately there is not much opportunity for them outside of El Paso County.......

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Posted by prairie chix on 01/25/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Slipping away

I calculate that Slide the City, a private, for profit company, netted over $100,000 from their one day event here when you add up the revenue from ticket sales and what they paid out. Since they got free labor through Upadowna, they did not have to pay wages (which would have been an actual benefit to the community). They used public infrastructure, inconvenienced thousands of locals and tourists, and what they paid to the park and city to close the road off and dog park was basically chump change. I think they used COS and all the other cities they are in this summer to rake in a lot of profits...... and this is not to mention that there is no licensing or safety inspections, much less monitoring of the water quality during the day...... The whole thing is about making a fast buck, not about water conservation or giving to charity. I give them credit for excellent marketing, however!

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Posted by prairie chix on 08/22/2015 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Case by case

P.S. I like the fact that Denver has an independent monitor to review cases of police abuse. There is probably zero chance that we could have anything like that because all these city leaders defend the police and feel they can do no wrong. If there has been no wrongdoing, than a Review Board or Independent Monitor would not be a threat.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/18/2015 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Case by case

The saddest thing is that this is what goes for everyday business with the CO Springs Police Dept., not to mention EPC Sheriffs. You have no rights, brutality is common place, and most of the time they get away with it, no pay loss, no consequences. It has been my personal experience that most of these officers are bullies, and they escalate conflict unnecessarily because they are. A lot of situations could be defused without violence, without an arrest if the police officers would just control themselves and use common sense. But they know they can cover it up in their reports, and if not, internal affairs has their backs......

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/18/2015 at 1:49 PM

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