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Re: “U.S. Olympic Museum wants money from Colorado Springs

It's long been apparent that there is not enough private investment money available to make the Olympic Museum a reality. But what about its proposed next door neighbor, the stadium cum event center? There is not one dollar of private money to invest in this giveaway to Jenkins. In order to build the stadium that Jenkins and City Leaders want, the citizenry, without their consent, will be compelled to pay for it. There's no other possibility. It astonishes me that mayor Suthers supports building this useless/worthless stadium just because developer Jenkins wants it to be built in order to maximize profits on the sale of his 19 or more properties in the area.

Just read in the Gazette that there are 300 dead trees on the list for removal from COS streets and NO MONEY available to remove them. But mayor Suthers and developer Jenkins intend to use taxpayer dollars to build a $300M stadium to "revitalize" downtown. COS has a lot of legitimate needs for which tax dollars are needed, but a STADIUM is not one of them. How to stop this crazyiness?

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Posted by curious on 01/14/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Local students protest Trump

Agree they proved how "smart" they are. They proved too why the preservation of our way of life depends on charter schools and vouchers to provide valid education to the next generation about how precious our form of republican govt is to the preservation of personal liberty and freedom. A lack of being taught about WHY America's founding fathers - rebels, every one of them - broke away from England, and a lack of knowledge about our Constitution and republican form of govt results in the production of educated dimwits. The People are fed up with the political status quo. The People are fed up with surrendering our sovereignty. The People are fed up with socialist policies. And that's why Trump, regardless of his politically incorrect comments, was elected President.

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Posted by curious on 11/10/2016 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Helen Collins on A-71, Trump's taxes, Manitou parking, and more

Thanks Helen and Joel. I was unsure how to vote on this. The pro-side ads say a yes vote will limit out-of-state special interests, but I was skeptical since all the career politicians - aka the enemy of the people - are all on the pro-side.

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Posted by curious on 11/01/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Joel Miller did unexpectedly well in the mayoral race. He did especially well considering that City Leaders were vehemently opposed to him being elected mayor. And the Gazette, owned by billionaire Anschutz, also owner of multiple properties and business entities in COS, printed voluminous reams of copy expressing its opposition to him and his fiscally conservative ideas of govt. The reason for the venom and animosity is that Miller believes tax dollars should be used to pay for those legitimate govt functions such as public safety, roads, parks, wildfire and flood mitigation, storm water, utilities, and administrative departments to carry out these tasks and not for economic development and job creation. The only jobs govt can create are in the public sector, jobs paid for from taxes collected from employees and employers in the private sector. But govt can assist the private sector in job creation by reducing the burden of taxes, fees, licenses, and overkill regulations. Making the economic climate attractive for entrepreneurs and businesses will result in jobs for the un- and underemployed.

As evidence of fiscally irresponsible ideas, our City Leaders believe in helping developers build more housing for the affluent and more shopping centers filled with national chain restaurant and retail stores. Our City Leaders believe in giving developers our tax dollars to pay for infrastructure and other amenities to revamp "blighted" neighborhoods, with the result that risk is transferred to the citizens and profits to the developers. Our City Leaders believe that building a downtown stadium using tax dollars without the consent of the citizens will revitalize the area. To achieve this objective, our City Leaders intend to divert sales tax dollars from roads and other govt functions in order to construct a concrete blob next door to the Olympic Museum because a stadium is what a major landowner/developer wants so that all those properties he owns in the area will go up in value and so that he, now just a common ordinary millionaire, can realize his goal of becoming a billionaire.

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Posted by curious on 10/22/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Those of us voting for Trump understand why choosing HIM over HER is better for America. Those of us voting for Trump are outraged by HER ACTIONS - past and present. Those of us voting for Trump know what SHE will do as president, while Trump, for all his big-mouthed blundering, magnified by a HER-loving media, is a bit of an unknown.

BTW, commenting on the Indy forum is a privilege, one that imposes on us an obligation to be civil to our fellow bloggers. And those of us who blog under a "pseudo" name are doubly honor bound to avoid attacking the person who expresses an opinion different from ours. Just sayin', folks.

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Posted by curious on 10/20/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Thanks Joel for your spot-on comments. As Thomas Sowell succinctly said, she's a "thoroughly corrupt liar." Don't screw up, America - this woman is dangerous. Our liberty as free citizens is at stake. Vote for the lesser of the 2 flawed candidates. Vote Trump.

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Posted by curious on 10/19/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Gazette editorial writer has marital link to Trump campaign

The Gazette editorials are signed by the editorial board, which consists of 5 members, including Wayne Laugesen. The board is conservative politically and whether or not Laugesen is the author of any given editorial, I assume the editorials are approved by the board before they are published. Therefore, the editorials are in effect a group effort. Regardless, since the vast majority of the media is grossly biased in favor of democrats, I fail to get my tail feathers in a flutter when a favorable editorial about republicans is published.

Thanks for letting us know that Dede, the wife of Wayne, has made a full disclosure of her connection with her husband, and his connection with the Gazette, and her connection with Trump. This is vital info that the electorate needs to know in order to cast an informed and intelligent vote.

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Posted by curious on 08/09/2016 at 10:14 PM

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