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Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

Thomas Jefferson once stated something along the lines that:

"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all others!" But - it is one that has served us well since September 17, 1787. The municipal election just passed was expensive and some have mentioned it may have been somewhat 'negative' in tone.

In order to level the playing field between separate special interest groups - to reduce the level of negative attack ads, to eliminate the need for run-off elections - - what are your thoughts on the system known as 'Ranked Choice Voting' and it's potential as a voting system for Colorado Springs? Please share your thoughts as a working group is forming to explore this system of voting. Thank you.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/RCV-A-1.html

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Posted by R Wehner on 04/05/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

Really, Crow-Iverson is blaming the media for the negativity that SHE generated? So glad she's not planning on running again.

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Posted by MargRita W on 04/05/2017 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Gaebler, Skorman, Knight, Pico win easily in Council races; Avila pulls surprise

Pico is a problem. Too bad he's still on Council. While he may have good intentions, he gives off the impression of being dull, boring and unimaginative. More specifically, he's the greatest single obstacle to modernizing our locally owned utility. We should be moving forward with decentralizing and democratizing power generation with incentivizing rooftop solar. Right now, CSU and Pico are blocking this, and it will cost us dearly. In the future, utilities will primarily be energy brokers and distribution managers, not generators. We can get on board now or later.

While our retired military community finds some needed representation in Pico and Knight, they are ultimately liabilities in managing the 'brand' of Colorado Springs. Their plodding brand of bah-humbug conservatism will cause many of those talented workers we need to look to the north instead, and the businesses to follow.

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Posted by leloupe on 04/05/2017 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

Glad I am a Traditional Sioux Indian (Combat Veteran too- 110 missions Vietnam - Marine F-4 pilot) . Our belief is that Benevolent Creator made all. Gays conveyed to me they are born their Way. We Sioux must respect All that Creator makes - period. All races are examples. Creator made all flora and fauna to live in Harmony. Get the idea? You will eventually once you reach that Spirit World Beyond! Ed McGaa, Former Marine Major.

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Posted by Ed McGaa on 04/04/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Space Foundation names Thomas Zelibor as new leader

Annual Space Weapons protest in Colorado Springs: https://youtu.be/kZG_wcD03d4

Posted by Bill Burns on 04/04/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

"Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate"

No, not really.

Right now there seems to be a much bigger conversation in the graduate community about combing the CEO positions for the Endowment organization and the Association of Graduates. Most grads I've spoken to aren't really making this that big a deal. She seems to be highly qualified and and a very successful fellow graduate. Let's leave it at that.

Best of luck in the new job Gen Goodwin!

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Posted by Scott Hente on 04/04/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

Gen. Goodwin's appointment is a feather in the USAF's cap since, as Mikey notes since nothing about her private life interferes, in any fashion, with her ability to do her job. This should be the only criterion against which one's personal life should affect their professional life in government service. It is no surprise that Christian domionists & supremacists like Dowty or Ms. Moore (Christian fanatic Judge Roy Moore's wife) have their hair standing on end over this appointment since they presume that their personal mythologies should regulate every aspect of not just American life, but of all lives everywhere. One can only hope the the same courage shown by those who selected Gen. Goodwin does not desert them when the gathering storm of fundamentalist intolerance breaks over the Pentagon.

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Posted by Rael Nidess on 04/04/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

Someone needs to put together a compelling argument why the General's sexual orientation matters. They can't do it. She is a warrior in my mind, honest, ethical, and loves our country. Where's the beef against her? Not a F-22 manly man? I'll gladly serve with anyone who swears to support and defend ... Come on, do you really think everyone in the AF is a hetero male?

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Posted by Milt_johnson on 04/04/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

It is wonderful to see positive progress continue. We are proud of Goodwin and AFA.

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Posted by MarkM on 04/04/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs city election spawns a flurry of signs

Sounds like a late April Fools joke. The Indy, especially John, touts to enjoy a little satire now and again. I'm sure if they were signs for Helen Collins, he would have just laughed them off. This is not news, it's a pout. Come on, John!

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Posted by Justin Burns on 04/04/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Helen Hunt School will become a nonprofit campus

Thanks for sharing this information. I think that Helen Hunts school can be an example to everyone because its really important to support the non-profit community. Needless to say that we live in tough financial times and economic situation is quite complicated so its really important to support those who need it. At the same time we can see all the changes happening to the education system in the US and Im sure that its highly important to help to protect public education and non-profit communities. Diana from http://topresumeswriters.com/chicago-resume-writers.html

Posted by Diana Sparks on 04/04/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs city election spawns a flurry of signs

Sarah Jack's FB page also shows her in cahoots with the underhanded Dylan Sparks who is in cahoots with the Laugesen's. Huh - Dede Laugesen was campaign manager for the New Colorado GOP chair Jeff Hays.

The Gazette Editorial board thinks nothing of their editor being part of running the GOP in Colorado.

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Posted by TruB on 04/04/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs city election spawns a flurry of signs

Why bother going to church Sarah Brittain Jack?
With no permit there are many illegal signs put up for Fowler.

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Posted by TruB on 04/04/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “What's next for the Colorado Springs Medical Marijuana Working Group?

I wonder how a person can follow what they claim to be 'heavy lifting'?
Seems the patient is still burdened in this city by decisions made by the state trying to reduce the crime of growing.

Posted by TruB on 04/04/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs city election spawns a flurry of signs

typical uptight conservative... I thought johns posts were funny and sarah showed her uptightedness.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/04/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs city election spawns a flurry of signs

Only Sarah Jack could claim to 'lighten the mood' and be bitter about it. Who knew she was so bad at concealing her contempt? She was so eager to land one on John, she completely missed his feint. Maybe she occasionally lashes out at random people to expunge the bad feelings she has left from her encounter with the IRS.

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Posted by leloupe on 04/03/2017 at 11:29 PM

Re: “DA declines to file charges after City Council mailer complaint

The problem is that May is of the same political ilk as those backing Gaebler's opponent so one will never know whether or not his decisions are made without respect to political affiliations.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 04/03/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Trump, Putin and propaganda

How is the weather in Albania, Toddy? If you are not a bot, are you on Putin's payroll?--or are you a willing dupe?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/03/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Bancroft Park band shell to be repaired after councilor 'horse trading'

Keith King took a bribe!
He voted for something this City doesn't want or need in exchange for money to fix a park. Not to mention that council wasn't told about the insurance money until after this vote.

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Posted by TruB on 04/03/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Bancroft Park band shell to be repaired after councilor 'horse trading'

As always, THANK you Pam Zubeck for keeping an eye on things. A "little horse trading"?!? Is that a euphemism for "greasing the palms"? Keith, you are, and always have been, repugnant!

Posted by John C. Spengler on 04/03/2017 at 1:03 PM

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