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Re: “Stage set for city health foundation

So the city lost it's PERA suit (as it should) and local news .. which endlessly "front paged" their legal crusade has almost ENTIRELY ignored the settlement news, when in fact this is a HUGE deal. Once again Springs city council cost the city's citizens millions in legal fees, and ended up on the losing end because they got greedy and refused to play by the rules. Heads should roll for this. Where's the Indy's big article on this?

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Posted by Zen on 10/01/2014 at 3:41 AM

Re: “Another expensive exit


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Posted by Zen on 10/01/2014 at 3:35 AM

Re: “Lamborn and Co. urge generals who oppose Obama to resign

Looks like Doug Lamborn, making national news, has embarassed Colorado Springs and the CO5th once again. He's asking some generals to "fall on their swords" by resigning. Maybe it's past time for Doug Lamborn to "fall on his sword." We definitely don't need him to represent us in the Congress. He's done a lousey job for the CO5th and Colorado Springs for the last 8 years.

Republicans, Democrats, & Indepenents, we are all a 'Band of Brothers and Sisters'. It's time to vote Doug Lamborn out of office! VOTE! Please VOTE!

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 09/30/2014 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Arharn-essed

This is our favorite Thai place in town! Awesome food without braking the bank, and the staff is always wonderful!

Posted by Darcy Hall Markussen on 09/30/2014 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Makeup case

"Men do figure into the women's lives in Love, but as accessories like cuff links, not as meaningful companions."

Are you familiar with the Bechdel test, by any chance? Wikipedia: "...the Bechdel test was introduced in Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. In a 1985 strip titled "The Rule", an unnamed female character says that she only watches a movie if it satisfies the following requirements:

1. It has to have at least two women in it,
2. who talk to each other,
3. about something besides a man."

When you begin to apply this test to theatre, television or film, you will find that disturbingly few pieces pass it, and you begin to view entertainment and what it tells us about how interested (or not) our society is in the inner life of women in a much different (read: bleaker) light. Indeed, the scarcity of plays in which there are roles for several women - especially women over 30 - instead of two romantic rivals or one mother and one ingenue is still, even in this day and age, very disappointing. LLAWIW is one of a handful in which your statement is true; it's the exception, not the rule. Thank goodness (and female playwrights) for the few that exist and manage to make it into production.

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Posted by Dylan-Beth We-areLennox Clements-Mosley on 09/30/2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Downtown says 'yes' to stormwater ballot measure

Happy few are running blind to people in charge of our money. If they already received these funds before where are they now? They need to learn to budget instead of blowing money like it there own piggy bank. If happy few has plenty of money help use all out and build a bridge we will name it after you.

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Posted by B.B. on 09/30/2014 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Downtown says 'yes' to stormwater ballot measure

typical teabagger babble. a few bucks a year is going to break you teabaggers. these old farts are too much. just because there was not any infrastructure in the 1930's doesn't mean there shouldn't be some now.

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Posted by happyfew on 09/30/2014 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Downtown says 'yes' to stormwater ballot measure

Do not believe what these bone heads are trying to push threw again. Don't let them dazzle you with B.S. that this is wanted. We have voted no so many times it's stupid, who is going to make a crap load of money is what we should be asking? They will do studies, form another force of friends, to mull over the studies, and have operating costs then nothing! We need to say NO to these leeches again!!!!

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Posted by B.B. on 09/30/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Downtown says 'yes' to stormwater ballot measure

Another proposal to steal money from homeowners in order to pay for careless or penny-pinching development practices. Sorry, I will be voting No.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/30/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Downtown says 'yes' to stormwater ballot measure

If you would like to be a part of winning stormwater and improving the community, sign on - there is room yet for many more volunteers!…

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/30/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Collecting federal help while living in the Broadmoor area

Dontcha just love the amazing hypocrisy of the GOP/TEA who rant about Romney's 47%'ers taking us to the cleaners all the while stuffing their own pockets.

Thanks for exposing the thieving criminal mentality of the GOP and its fan base.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/30/2014 at 11:55 AM

Re: “New radio station seeks to reveal the Springs' underrepresented

Thank you for the shoutout! As a community radio station, KCMJ 93.9 FM will endeavor to be a cultural institution in the greater Colorado Springs community, and reflect the unique concerns and passions of the people who live here. With a system based on openness and collaboration, and diverse programming produced by volunteers and funded by listeners, we hope that this station will ultimately become a cornerstone of participatory democracy. Thank you in advance for your support, dear CS Indy readers! "Like" us on FB at (Radio) Power to the People!

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Posted by Dennis Apuan on 09/30/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Hey Bob you do know CJC is an Adult jail dont you? After a person becomes an adult theres not much parenting left to do. Trying to blame parents for what there adult children do is kind of out there. Now for you to defend a man that has ran around with several women while married to another shows how you feel about family and promises. Now dont it? I personally taught my kids marriage is not something to take lightly and promises are as good as a hand shake and should be kept. So your comment about other parents kind of makes me think you should look in the mirror yourself before condemning others. Now lets move on to your other comments Where is it a right to smoke in parks? Yes its kind of of silly but theres no such right written anywhere. Second he was elected to uphold the law. Even you admitted those gun restrictions were made LAW so for him to decide for himself not to abide by them kind of sets him up as NOT DOING HIS JOB. Now dont it? Now your imaginary argument of "cant be enforced" is hogwash and we all know it. If you gave your buddie a gun knowing he was unstable and had been arrested for beating his first wife then killed his second with the gun then yep you should be prosecuted if for nothing else being stupid. If you dont know he had been arrested well then the background check would keep you from being stupid. Now wouldnt it? Time will tell if he broke any laws and if he gets indited for all the other crap hes accused of. Now if the man cant or wont keep a promise to his wife and family. How can we trust him to keep his promise to us. GET IT?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/30/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Dissecting the Rockies' exit

Ralph, I know that this isn't sports reporting; it's sports commentary. But in marketing, your column falls under the "putting lipstick on the pig" category. The loss of the affiliation with the Rockies, no matter how incompetent the management or disappointing the the team - will cost the Sky Sox at least 25% of their paying customers. And building a fan affinity for the Milwaukee Brewers is a long term and costly proposition - which may not be worth the effort, given the standard two year contract and decidedly luke- warm welcome from the Brewers.

In short, this is at best a serious financial challenge for the Elmores, and at worst, a sea of red ink, just the color that pig is wearing.

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Posted by JohnKoury on 09/29/2014 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Marijuana: Chris Bartkowicz is back

Watch overtaken on youtube and get educated on what is killing our kids. Kids as young as eight are starting with the pills and moving on to heroin by the age of twelve. marijuana is not the gateway drug, i belive it starts for most with sugar then nicotine and alcohol. Why are doctors even writing prescription for oxy, vicodins and all the other opiate pain killers to anyone under the legal drinking age? I think it is safe to assume the reason comes down to the huge incentive gifts that big Pharma is paying these doctors to write these prescriptions.

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Posted by pretty kitty on 09/29/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Marijuana: Chris Bartkowicz is back

I find it appalling how a
our government can spend and waste so much money going after marijuana growers and the dispensaries when there are people dying every nineteen minutes from prescription pills and every six minutes from heroin overdoses . Everyone knows that marijuana is medicine, but unfortunately our government has been bought by Big Pharma who would lose billions of dollars if people grew and made their own medicine and could heal themselves. It all comes down to the big mighty dollar, privatized prisons have become a business so they fill the prisons with addicts. Prisons do not rehabilitate people. Allowing an entire generation to die from these opiate overdoses is called depopulation.

Posted by pretty kitty on 09/29/2014 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Much ado about a C4C stadium vote

The 34-question C4C stadium survey that Bach refuses to make public includes the question, " you agree or disagree ... that a new, downtown ballpark will help revitalize the downtown area in the immediate vicinity of the ballpark by encouraging restaurant, retail, hotel, housing and commercial development." 2000 subscribers and members of the Sky Sox, CC, World Arena, and RBA answered this question. What did they say? WE paid for this survey. WE want to know.

We learned last week that the mayor and developers do NOT want a Public Market downtown, a market which all by itself would work wonders in making the URA attractive as an urban neighborhood and which would also be a magnet to tourists. Instead of welcoming a Public Market to the URA, the PM was redirected to Anschutz former Gazette building, located more than a half mile east of Nevada, a location requiring the city to provide busing and bike trails to get there. The mayor and Jenkins nixed the plans of the PM to be downtown because THEY have reserved the URA properties for C4C development anchored by a stadium. Will a stadium be good for existing businesses on Tejon? Will stadium goers walk several blocks over to Tejon for a drink? Or not? I want to see the answers to the Secret Survey.…

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Posted by curious on 09/29/2014 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Bug us and our leaders, Robert? Ummm, no. In fact, until recently, Maketa was the Golden Child. He could do no wrong, and the constituents (including myself) pretty universally loved the Sheriff. Then we all found out that, without a doubt, Sheriff Maketa has been using his department as his own personal harem. To include having a sexual relationship with his comptroller, and the two of them opening at least NINE bank accounts in the area, FIVE of which the El Paso country treasurer was unaware of. No, Sheriff Maketa isn't "bugging" us Robert, he's fucking and fleecing us...

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Posted by Sarah Marie Switzer on 09/29/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Mr Maketa has admitted that "mistakes were made" during his time in office. He has appologized to the people who worked under him, without specifying what those mistakes were, and he is under investigation by the FBI. Now he wonders why the commisioners are taking the OEM out of his hands. I would guess they think he has enough on his plate getting ready to defend himself against all the potential legal battles he is facing.

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Posted by Beth Heinrich on 09/29/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Sheriff balks at OEM removal by county

Theres an easy way to sum this up. Maketa you're a scumbag, a crybaby, and an unqualified a-hole. Quit whining, suck it up, and admit to your wrong doing. The more you deny it the worse it will be for you in the long run, ask Lance Armstrong. The best part of this whole thing was when the independent investigative report on the Black Forest Fire came out, which you heavily criticized. Oh, wait, when asked if you read it you're reply, 'No I didn't' Then how in the world can you criticize it.

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Posted by Stephen Leach on 09/29/2014 at 8:35 AM

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