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Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Cool news. Now we need to get rid of the "strong mayor-council" form of government foisted on the rubes in 2011,

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Who thinks we should honor coal?

No one elected the Koch Bros to anything, but they control much of our government (at the federal, state and local levels) with their billions of dollars and octopus-like set of organizations. They, their fellow billionaires, and rivers of dark money are a threat to our democracy. Only way to fight them is to vote Democrat, just hold your nose and do it.

The piece in the Gazette reads like a press release from lobbyists, what crap.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

If you want to find Dr. Neumann just have CSU sue in court for ownership of the patents underlying this technology as CSU provided the money to prove the technology works and has an agreement to share income from sales. Dr. Neumann will show up asap to protect his nest egg, else lose his patents.

I suspect that since CSU proved the gear works that Dr. Neumann will declare bankruptcy so he can take his technology to China where he will license his patents to the Chinese who have hundreds of filthy coal plants to retrofit. He will become a billionaire and live high on the hog in Singapore for the rest of his day.

This is a classic case of using taxpayer money to get started then going elsewhere to make your fortune without paying back the taxpayers or honoring your deal with CSU. Anyone have a better scenario?

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Reader: Public broadcasting is a worthy investment

Gina's response to my letter only proves that America public media truly does appeal to progressives leftists like herself and is run by those who favor Big Centralized Government shaping our culture. Let us look at one of her quotes.

"I think, more than anything, corporate shills like Lamborn want to prevent another Mapplethorpe being funded. Mapplethorpe's art, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, helped shape the change of public opinion that led to legal gay marriage and wider acceptance of LGBT people. That kind of change terrifies our corporate masters, because it creates unpredictability."

Gina is referring to a photographer named Robert Mapplethorpe who died of AIDS/HIV in 1989. According to her; its people like Mapplethorpe (at taxpayers expense) who helped America become more tolerant of the LGBTQ...MOUSE (my emphasis added) and accepting of redefining marriage to not being limited to one man/one woman. Since she brings up the NEA (not the teachers union); let me remind you of Andres Serrano who got a grant for taking a jar and taking a leak into it and dumping a crucfix into it (Piss Christ). God does not exist but yet you want to mock God and his possible existence and those who do believe that God exists. Would Metallica ever hear of him without this grant? By the way Serrano's work 'Semen and Blood III' graces their 1996 album "Load." Gina would say yes. I say not necessary. They may have or not have known about Piss Christ. Still Gina Douglas give the impression that most people are stupid, and we need Government to enlighten us to the works of people that Gina prefers.

I don't read John Grisham but he writes books that have mass appeal. He was interviewed by public TV's darling Bill Moyers as well.

Their are forms of public media I do admit I enjoy. The popular News Information format is not one of those forms. However the Public Radio News/Talk stations according to Arbitron are the most listened to public radio formats overall. KQED -FM in San Francisco and WAMU in Washington DC have been the most listened to radio stations in their respected markets. KUOW in Seattle and KNOW in Minneapolis-St. Paul has been ranked in the top five; and WGBH-FM and WBUR in Boston are in the top ten. While this not the case in every market the most listened to public radio station is the one broadcasting a News oriented format which includes NPR's flagship shows Morning Edition and All Thing Considered. These big stations do get a lot of taxpayer support thanks to their matching grants given to stations that have been able to raise a significant amount of money. It is just another wealth redistribution scheme.

Gina thinks that people like me are stupid. That is just propaganda from snowflakes like her who hate the free market and free enterprise (and corporate America has bent over backwards for the LGBT Community and they are not dirt poor overall) and look for any excuse for a Government that is leaning towards European Socialism if not Soviet styled Communism instead of the limited Goverment envisioned by our founders (regardless if they were Christian or Not)

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/19/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Looks like my District's Don Knight voted with the Olde Guard... sigh...

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Posted by John B Hoag on 04/19/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

I'm surprised if there wasn't a warranty in CSU's contract with NSG. Usually there is a warranty of a year, sometimes more. That would be a due diligence problem if either they didn't contract for a warranty, or let NSG evaporate without some arrangement, perhaps an escrow. Might come back to the Utilities Board's responsibility for large purchases...

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Posted by Randy Lindsey on 04/19/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

What a contrast of stories on Raider Focus II between the Gazette and the Indy. The Gazette releases a long bunch of happy talk and the Indy digs down into the weeds and tells us the real story.

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Posted by Gopher on 04/19/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

"In exchange, the city was granted a cut of the action on future sales." Except there have been no other sales. Anywhere. Ever. A cut of Zero is still ZERO.

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Posted by Nicole Rosa on 04/19/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

It'll be a mud hole Friday in the rain: https://youtu.be/QipXXMTJ1UE

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Posted by Bill Burns on 04/19/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

Doesn't look like Utilities will be getting its cut of future Neumann revenues.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/18/2017 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Promposals challenge teen boys

So many things are changing. You don't even have to preserve the corsages for keepsakes anymore. We bought wood flower corsages from a local company, Eco Chic Bouquets, for my son's and his date's corsage and boutonnire.

Posted by Jenny Wilson on 04/18/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Hearing John Suthers invoke Wallace Stegner makes me laugh. That's funnier than Woodrow Wilson pushing for full integration.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/18/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump is only playing to his rich constituency

Perhaps liberals may reconsider their choices next time an election rolls around. What is worse than a Democrat president? A lawyer president. A woman lawyer president. In the list of career choices for psychopaths "lawyer" is number 2. If you think Trump is not qualified then consider this:being black is not a qualification nor is being female.
Our legacy is The Constitution and if the writer is so concerned about our legacy then perhaps you all could maybe stop fucking with that document (and The Bill of Rights are a part of it, not simple Amendments as some think.).
I too am a non-rich American, in fact I am below the poverty level. And over 60...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/18/2017 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Archaeological notes on 'Russia'

Speaking of fake news...does this "reporter" live in Washington DC. I assume he does as a recent story he mentioned "an insanely warm winter"- which had nothing to do with the story. I assume it was the global warming scare sentence all these folks are obligated to plant in every story. Fake news indeed.
Ever thought about writing something unbiased and factual? Not in the Indy. We should call it "The Endy" since that is what they think they are forecasting.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/18/2017 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Reader: We know where this destructive administration is headed

Beautifully written!

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Posted by Nancy Masterson Reinking on 04/18/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Reader: We know where this destructive administration is headed

China's success is the result of President Richard Nixon's foreign policy. He opened up trade with China to drive a wedge between them and the Soviet Union.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/18/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Reader: We know where this destructive administration is headed

I wonder why then Frank has the BLOTUS has gone bankrupt several times - hmmmm.

Because the supporters of the current administration rage in comments about protests I suspect they also understand the power of protest. This power concerns them.

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Posted by TruB on 04/18/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown Partnership makes room for more local food trucks

Let the food trucks park in Acacia Park. They would help activate the park.

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 04/18/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Reader: We know where this destructive administration is headed

Leon Trotsky Lives ?

Socialist/Communist Dogma is dated, you go Bankrupt.

China has overtaken Russia in just 35 years by measuring Performance, NOT Politics.

It Takes a Market !

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Posted by frank1946 on 04/18/2017 at 4:50 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump is only playing to his rich constituency

As a non-rich American, I'd like to express my strong support and best wishes to President Trump.

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Posted by John Howell on 04/17/2017 at 8:43 PM

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