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Re: “Cottonwood gets good news to the tune of $15,000

Wonderful news!! The Cottonwood Community of Artists are such a wonderful asset for the Colorado Springs!

Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 12/12/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

You people need to get a life!...Seriously! The main complainant is trolling, trolling people who protect your country and put their lives on the line. SMH

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Posted by Leroy Fevrius on 12/12/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Calling all city candidates

Robert:

" ...are there any who are salvageable, trustworthy, and honest?

No way do I have the hubris to make that call. What I want is for those who are up for reelection to have the decency to account for, in public, the fact that they cast a vote in favor of a measure which their constituents were calling upon them to vote against. Provably and overwhelmingly, the citizens of Colorado Springs made it very clear that they wanted to take the matter to a vote of the people.

That said, from my point of view, this one bad call is evidence of a much deeper concern.
Shouldn't we be far more disturbed by the fact that six men felt themselves to be under enough pressure to vote for the swap that they dared to do so even when it was perfectly obvious that they were ignoring the voice of the people? Who gets away with controlling our public officials to that extent? Is it individual councilpersons who pose the problem in Colorado Springs, or is it a private little culture of control by unseen forces with which we must do battle? Bluntly stated, are we willing to let the Broadmoor Hotel make our decisions for us?

"The three who are not up for reelection, should they be recalled?

Those of us who believe that a wrong has been committed need to hold up our end of the representative contract by insisting that Mr.'s Bennett and Strand publicly account for the fact that they voted contrary to public will. I would hate to think that the only way to hold them accountable for that one misuse of the public trust is to go so far as recall them. I think it falls to us to ask them, and to stand firm until candid answers are given.

On this one issue, to be sure, Councilpersons Murray, Gaebler and Collins can rest easy at night knowing that they did the right thing.

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Posted by doonya on 12/12/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Healing touch

You are an amazing an inspiring women Tara I have been in two abusive relationships the first was physically mentally emotionslly Abusive the second was emotionally and mentally abusive I had kids with the second one which made it so .much harder to leave that was giyr years ago that you left thank you for sharing .

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Posted by Anne Daw on 12/12/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Tax measures coming to a ballot near you

TOPS is flawed. You can't continue to buy open space that you cannot afford to maintain. It must be fixed before any new parks tax is enacted.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 12/12/2016 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Southern food truck falls short of 'great'-ness

There was a typo in my previous comment. This is corrected.

I have to say I highly disagree with this. I love the food. The people are amazing. The weather in which you state was not a blizzard was actually quite bad here in falcon. Also I love that the truck is very affordable allowing my large family to eat there.

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Posted by Michaela Morgan on 12/11/2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Trump's pick for Interior no friend of America's parks, nonprofits say

Who cares about Parks and natural resources, and clean air and water, right? Certainly NOT Drumpf and his poorly educated sheep. Their cult leader led them astray. He picked the weakest, angriest, most vulnerable in our society and he targeted them. He knew they were too ignorant about the World at large and cared only about their small little lives. They'll have ZERO right to complain if and when he can't produce what he promised them.I'm more worried about the horrible consequences to Planet Earth when Drumpf gets through scorching it!

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Posted by mbomcar on 12/11/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Southern food truck falls short of 'great'-ness

I have to say I highly agree with this. I love the food. The people are amazing. The weather in which you state was not a blizzard was actually quite bad here in falcon. Also I love that the truck is very affordable allowing my large family to eat there.

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Posted by Michaela Morgan on 12/11/2016 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Calling all city candidates

doonya:

All five of the council members running again need to get the boot or are there any who are salvageable, trustworthy, and honest? The three who are not up for re-election, should they be recalled?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/10/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Support unique local stores with your gift giving this season

Disappointed to see you didn't include http://wwwkoffeekompanions.com in this section because online businesses based in Colorado Springs are also "local." They distribute profits to many local businesses who are vendors or are featured in Koffee Kompanions blog at http://www.koffeekompanions.com/blog-cozyc…. Anyone who drinks coffee, tea, or other beverages will benefit from keeping them hot or cold with cup wraps, caps, and cozies for takeout cups, coffee mugs, French presses, and teapots from this premier provider--in business since 1996.

Posted by WriterDoc1 on 12/10/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

I was going to post a comment on this 'non-fix' to the problem [is that by intent?], but find I cannot improve on 'birdmanblue's' excellent comment! Attaboy Birdmanblue!!

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Posted by Rael Nidess on 12/10/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Calling all city candidates

Colorado Springs is desperately in need of a fresh and brand new City Council .....

Throughout the weeks and months following Council's 6 to 3 vote in favor of the Broadmoor Land Swap, public opinion has held that representation of the citizens of Colorado Springs was sorely lacking on that issue, and that other considerations strongly influenced the final vote. The April 2017 election will give every voting citizen of Colorado Springs a golden opportunity to make his and her vote count as never before. We can, and must, support and elect responsive, unencumbered, and above all impeccably honest council persons to hold office in Colorado Springs. (It would also help if they can read and correctly interpret the results of polling). This upcoming election holds enormous promise for a city which has been ruled for far too long by forces which jerk the strings of our elected officials like behind-the-scene puppeteers.

April 2017 could be, at long last, the election which proves that the people of Colorado Springs are not as blindly accepting of falsehood, misdirection, and political shenanigans as our present office holders think us to be.

A current councilperson might say to us, "Why punish me for just that one vote when I've done a lot of good with my other votes during my time in office?" Because that vote mattered, Mr. Councilperson. Because it set a horrible precedent which will haunt future generations in Colorado Springs, quite possibly forever.

And most important of all, because it did not accurately reflect the will of the people. It wasn't even close.

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Posted by doonya on 12/10/2016 at 10:27 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

This really makes no sense at all (the Academy position). Requiring that employees and military at the Academy only have a disclaimer that their views aren't (officially) those of the Academy and are privately held, while the individual posting those comments uses USAFA imagery/branding and is widely known to be a leader at the Academy (e.g., coach, faculty member, AOC, Superintendent, etc) is ludicrous. Would that mean that the colonel could have her own twitter feed, re-tweeting quotes from the KKK (or ISIS/Daech), but by saying "these are my own views and shouldn't be associated with USAFA" that makes it all okay? USAFA leadership could/should apply a simple rule: If it would seem reasonable and prudent for the Superintendent, Commandant, Dean, or Athletic Director to tweet it or post it on their personal Facebook page, then it's okay for the coach to do the same.

Posts by a 3-star on their devotion to a specific religion or rejection of religion--backed by USAFA signage, even with a disclaimer--would be a clear violation of AFI1-1, so why isn't the same true for a football coach or English professor? (Ref: https://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2…)

Once again, this is REALLY EASY to fix, Coach Lebotzke: Get two twitter accounts. Use one as a coach and representative of USAFA. Call it "Coach Lebotzke." Get another twitter account (they're free) and call that one "Steed The Evangelizing Dominionist Christian." Use the former to talk about USAFA and football. Use the latter to spread your sky-fairy beliefs. Do NOT cross-tweet between the two. Do NOT allow your recruits or cadets to know about or follow you on the latter. MANY people do this. It's not hard. It's even legal and prudent.

However, since the Academy is NOT providing this type of clear guidance and separation (that would give Steed the ability to practice his religious fervor without issue), I can onl conclude that they APPROVE of his using the twitter feed to spread his religious views while simultaneously doing his job--and that's very, very wrong.

(BTW - the views expressed above are mine only and do not officially represent AF or USAFA policy--except for AFI1-1, which IS Air Force Policy.)

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 12/10/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

Weinstein should be ignored!

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Posted by Marinilot on 12/10/2016 at 7:11 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

More weasel-wording from the academy of team jeezus ! Does their supply of bullshit never run out ?

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Posted by Lee Seligman on 12/09/2016 at 11:41 PM

Re: “"Alt-right" darling Milo Yiannopoulos' possible speech at UCCS causes stir

All this talk of 1st Amendment rights, but does anyone find troubling the censorship by CSIndy on the FB page? It seems dissent is the *lowest* form of patriotism when someone challenges the party line.

Any thoughts on that, Nat Stein?

ref: https://www.facebook.com/csindependent/posts/10154868915011600

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Posted by Alan Turing on 12/09/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Trump's pick for Interior no friend of America's parks, nonprofits say

That's what the people wanted; that's what they're going to get. They obviously wanted a loose-lipped insane man with no filter who is a sexual predator; dirty air and water, more earthquakes, control over women's bodies, continued wage inequality for women, more hate crimes, divisiveness, lower wages, and more money for Drumpf; never mind those pesky conflicts of interest.He has a "work around" for all nasty business.God forbid he SERVE the people and not serve HIMSELF! The list just goes on and on, and his Cabinet picks prove his ineptness. Where's all that "diversity"? All I see are a bunch of white Generals, who know nothing but WAR, and how to wage it. That's NOT real life.

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Posted by mbomcar on 12/09/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Well, the Wright 'Flyer' also had two tails.

Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/09/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Oppps! My bad. Tomcat

Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/09/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA coach's tweets spur demand for investigation

BirdManBlue speaks for me !

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Posted by Lee Seligman on 12/09/2016 at 10:32 AM

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