"Better block" was a waste of time and money; a bunch of hay bales and horse troughs put in parking spaces with some shrubs in their pots blocking side walks; stupid to the max, nothing actually proved or disproved.
The fact is that the street is far to wide, and there are only shops on one side of the street, so nothing to which to connect.
And then without study, citizen input, or for any particular or obvious reason, Nevada is being torn up to put in dividers and plantings, when last year all the grass and trees died because the city couldn't afford to water them..and now in the middle of a drought, economic and moisture, this project.
All of which has to do with people spending our money out of their own unemployed boredom.
In case you missed Better Block Pikes Peak, find the story in images here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.…
Hey "CH" check out Tony Exum's website. Pictures of Firefighters with title underneath pic, constitute the government endorsing Tony? Pictures of Citizen's Project with their title underneath - supposedly a non-profit - could be an endorsement for Tony? Why don't you check out your Democrat candidates with the same scrutiny? Possible journalist bias?
hopefully the churches will see their tax free status taken away if they want to inject religion into politics. come on irs.... do it, the separation must be up held.
Please, world ... never say "new beginning." Is it possible to have an 'old beginning?' No!
Two comments to the USAFA Climate Survey. (1) This climate survey is most probably valid IF the 15% of the 4000+ cadets who responded were randomly selected from the total population. We don't know the sampling procedures USAFA used, so as yet all I can say is I can't draw any firm conclusions from what the academy claims, and (2) Attitude surveys such as USAFA's are notoriously weak predictors of job satisfaction, typically explaining only 15% of the total picture -- in other words, an attitude survey is better than random guessing, but just barely. Fred Malmstrom, USAFA '64
I would like to call for a change in the fire chief who decided the feds could take of the national forest and he would take care of the fire within city limits, resulting in 345 homes being destroyed because of misallocated resources, and of equal interest, no federal funds being given the city to cover the costs because the chief refused to come under the leadership/direction of the feds.
And what of those monies given to help fire victims...they are being dispersed in canned food and vegetables on Fridays to those who can prove they lost their homes in the fire or were evacuated...those who lost their homes don't by definition have kitchens to prepare their fresh vegetables, and those who were merely evacuated are back home with little disruption.
How much better that money be used to help families cover expenses, even upside down mortgages, than be dribbled out in canned beets and rice.
And has anyone tried to borrow money from our Obama administration over regulated banks...many of these fire victims are going to have enough insurance money to pay off mortgages, but never qualify for a loan large enough to replace a house with new code compliance.
Re pool access limited. Is uncle Wilber fountain still open?
A law against panhandling? If the bums, beggars and down town derelicts cared about laws, they probably wouldn't be living on the street in the first place.
It would be more effective to have a law against the bleeding-heart, do-gooders that give them money.
(I am being just a bit facetious. I do not support any more government interference in our lives. It is already completely out of control.)
I would, however, financially support a plan to bus them to San Francisco or Boulder.
Excuse me but I find the statement that the city is filled with "open-carry fanatics" to be insulting to those who believe in The Bill of Rights. That Chet Helms excercises his First Amendment Rights in a most ignorant fashion while bashing The Second Amendment should show how important all of our Rights are. Chet Helms displays his lack of education quite openly while his Editors nap and Americans endure daily assaults by the lawless and by those who are paid to protect them. Freedom of Speech includes saying just about whatever you want but it is folly to use it to criticize the other Rights. It is dangerous to use it to stir up public sentiment in favor of Big Brother government which finds oppression and punishment an easy tool of manipulation. It is a slippery slope and Mr. Helms shovels more slippery stuff on it with an opinionated biased comment disguised as "news".
Typical Springs Governmental Stupidity. Ban Panhandling, but not the the entire city. Grow a set, please! Male or female! Either shit or get off the pot. All this will now do is move them to areas that are legal. Pawning your problems off onto others.
The officers should be reprimanded, especially the one that stated "you are about to get the s**t knocked out of you" oh wait, that will never happen here!
Hilarious, the arrest was planned, and carried out. It's a Slapp Suit, where the police target people, arrest and embarrass them, then say, "Oh, sorry."
FEMA experimented with debris removal. It was a whole other disaster http://www.carehelp.org/headline-news/407-…
Yes, Mrs. Looper, I agree! ALLAH AKBAR!
Cranky has a sense of humor? Who would have thought? It wasn't particularly funny. But, at least he tried. WTG Cranky!
Russian soldiers at Fort Carson? Yo, Tejon St, stock up on Stoli
So, is the insinuation that 18000 miles a year is extreme? What do you think a new vehicle, inclusive of expenses would cost? Hard to believe some people will pick on any picayune thing if they don't like the politics of the person they are bitching about. Why don't you all find something important to bitch about. How about Obama and his six trillion dollar spending spree and the sixteen trillion dollar debt. How many people even comprehend what that means?
I thought Mayor Bach was gonna save us money, he seems to be full of shit. I guess he is a politician after all.
He can turn in documented mileage weekly just like other employees.
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