COnative59 
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Re: “Statistics show higher arrest rate for local African American drivers, but questions persist

Ahhh, Holmes, don't you see that is EXACTLY the problem!! It should not matter one iota who the reporting party is, i.e., Pam, you, me, someone poor, someone rich, black, white, brown, gay, straight, republican, democrat, whatever... you get the picture, right? It is the DUTY and sworn oath for the police to PROTECT and DEFEND the citizenry. All citizenry. EQUALLY, no matter who they are.

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Posted by COnative59 on 06/10/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “City tally: 66 percent oppose Broadmoor land swap

Ha! The people may have spoken -- pretty loud and clear. But our words fall on deaf ears that have been purchased by big development, big money, and vapid politicians! Hope I'm wrong, but unfortunately I still foresee the "vote" going in favor of the Broadmoor. Screw "the people" -- What Are They Going To Do About It?

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Posted by COnative59 on 05/12/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Phone survey on land swap under way

Given this city's political elitist attitude toward citizen/taxpayer/constituent wishes on a multitude of issues both past and present, does anyone really believe that we have any chance at all of changing the course of this already blessed land-swap deal with the Broadmoor? "They" are going to do whatever they damn well please, and there isn't much "we" can do about it. Our only course of action eventually will be to vote them out, but as in the past -- even that really does not matter because we will end up with just more-of-the-same and the land will be gone anyway! Someone please tell me, am I supposed to try to breathe through my nose or swallow while this B.S. is being shoved down my throat?

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Posted by COnative59 on 05/06/2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Olympic Museum gains status

IDK, call me extremely skeptical, but doesn't this just prove that the decisions have already been made, advertised, and promoted even before our local approval process is completed -- to include voter approval. Just another one of our Colorado Springs projects that is absolutely going to be shoved down our throats, no matter how we feel (or vote) about it.

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Posted by COnative59 on 10/22/2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “It's time to re-open the new Santa Fe Trail

As an employee at the Air Force Academy, we've been frustrated for years with the amount of security we must go through to get to our office buildings. No joke, I must show my government-issued ID to a gate guard, face random vehicle searches, and use my ID for cyber-locked gates or doors seven times before I can actually sit down at my desk in the morning. When visitors to the Academy can enter the north gate by showing their driver's license, drive straight up to the Chapel parking lot, and walk right up to the Chapel (which I think would be a huge target for a terrorist), it makes what I go through every day absolutely arbitrary and ridiculous. The security restrictions here make no sense when already vetted employees are more heavily scrutinized than our tourist visitors. I'm surprised, quite frankly, that the Santa Fe trail users have not had more restrictions in the past, considering what I have to go through to get to my place of employment. It doesn't make it right or wrong, and I'm not hating on our Santa Fe trail users -- it's just frustrating!!

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Posted by COnative59 on 09/24/2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “DATE CHANGE: County wants your input on AFA trail closures

As an employee at the Air Force Academy, we've been frustrated for years with the amount of security we must go through to get to our office buildings. No joke, I must show my government-issued ID to a gate guard, face random vehicle searches, and use my ID for cyber-locked gates or doors seven times before I can actually sit down at my desk in the morning. When visitors to the Academy can enter the north gate by showing their driver's license, drive straight up to the Chapel parking lot, and walk right up to the Chapel (which I think would be a huge target for a terrorist), it makes what I go through every day absolutely arbitrary and ridiculous. The security restrictions here make no sense when already vetted employees are more heavily scrutinized than our tourist visitors. I'm surprised, quite frankly, that the Santa Fe trail users have not had more restrictions in the past, considering what I have to go through to get to my place of employment. It doesn't make it right or wrong, and I'm not hating on our Santa Fe trail users -- it's just frustrating!!

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Posted by COnative59 on 09/23/2015 at 12:36 PM

Re: “"Vote yes" group reports $89K raised

It is an extremely rare occurrence for us to ever see any imposed tax sunset or cease. Temporary is just a word the politicians use to make it sound better to us poor slobs who have to pay for it, when in fact as we have already heard from Suthers they already plan to seek renewal at the five year point for another (temporary, I suppose) five year period for this tax. We all should know better by now that once raised, it never drops or goes away!! Until these professional, development-pocketed politicians learn how to responsibly budget and manage the money they already get from taxes, my vote is NO MORE! Not temporary, not permanent, not at all!!!

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Posted by COnative59 on 09/03/2015 at 2:25 PM

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