Misty -- The answer to your questions regarding a muslim working at the Academy is "yes." Yes, he would be allowed to practice his religious observances. As a federal employee, I have worked with many different types of religious people who have all been able to practice their religious observances -- head covers, fasting, prayer, holy day observances, etc. The practice of their personal religion is not the problem. The problem comes in when the religious (of whatever persuasion) deem it necessary to proselytize their beliefs during duty hours onto others who may be unwilling to partake... especially if the others are subordinate to the proselytizer. This creates a perception and atmosphere whereby if you aren't of the "correct religious persuasion" they may run the risk of being harmed in their jobs or careers. I've been subjected to this type of behavior in my own career, and have seen it happen to others. It's illegal and it needs to stop. Question for you: As a christian, if you worked in a predominantly jewish- or muslim-populated workplace, would you still think it proper for your jewish/muslim supervisor to proselytize his religion to you while you are at work?
Why doesn't the Colorado Springs Airport invest that money into lowering their fares so the locals could use our airport again? With overpriced airfares out of Colorado Springs, I'm sorry but DIA will continue to have my business. Don't get me wrong -- I would LOVE to be able to use my close-by and convenient local airport -- I just can't afford it!
Sorry happyfew, but Amendment 64 was passed in this state for recreational marijuana to be sold and regulated "like alcohol"! Meaning just that. A 25% tax is definitely not what was intended or voted for, and at that rate they will just drive recreational pot back to the street market where there is no exorbitant tax or regulation!
I'm really fed up with exceptionally ignorant people -- especially our mayor and our anti-MJ portion of the city council. Have they really been so cocooned their entire lives that they really don’t understand the street/black market for drugs? They proclaim that they want to protect “the kids” yet don’t understand that any kid has ready access to street drugs anytime they wish to partake. It’s rampant! At least by allowing marijuana to be sold and regulated like alcohol (as WE voted for) we had the chance to minimize the street market, regulate for consumer safety, reap the benefits of the taxes collected, and deny access to underage users – just like alcohol. What a bunch of fools!!
Too little, too late. Due to 2-day a week water restrictions and prohibitive pricing above 2000 cf per month, my corner-lot lawn and front & back yard cottage gardens are dead. IMHO, I think CSU and Council underestimated how many people would willing let their lawns die off entirely. A quick look in my neighborhood proves my point where nearly 1/2 of the homeowners have let the brown dirt and weeds have their way. I think Utilities is missing the income homeowners would have spent if the restrictions had been structured more reasonably, and now offer 3-day a week watering to try to make up for lost revenue.
I kind of hate to point out what should be fairly obvious... if they over-tax recreational marijuana too much over black market street prices, the black market will continue to thrive. Make it not affordable and the consumer will find it elsewhere cheaper and you will not obtain the projected tax revenue you anticipated.
Maybe the Generals at Fort Carson ought to be more concerned right now with their soldiers use of Spice -- their way of getting around drug testing. I personally know several soldiers who are addicted to this nasty substance. I'd rather have them using MJ off-duty than alcohol or spice!
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