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Re: “Ama-zonked

For me a big factor is being able to easily find out whether someplace actually stocks the item I want. A few years ago while looking for a specific gift, I drove to five different stores that advertised that they carried the items made by the manufacturer. None had the specific item. Eventually I realized I could just order it online, which I did.

Then a few months later it happened again.

Now I often don't bother. If I can order something online, I will. Five minutes and I'm done. I would prefer going to a local store, but I hate having to hunt like that. I could call the stores, but if the first doesn't have what I want, and the second, and the third, etc, I rapidly run out of patience.

Of course, the stores I visited all could order the specific item I want. But if it has to be ordered, I don't need to be in the store in the first place.

Posted by atomicbird on 08/01/2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

Hello everyone, first off (full disclosure), I live, work and grow in Tennessee and I must say that Ive been to Denver on multiple occasions as my parents live in Denver. Ive been to just about every rec dispensary in Denver and Jeff and Kathy are correct, (at least as far as the rec. disp's go), when it comes to potency and price, Colorado buds are not anything special. They are extremely over priced and the quality is just not that special... Over the last several months I have been lucky enough to meet some growers that sell their buds to the various dispensaries in Denver and all of them will tell you that the rec. dispensaries in Denver are a COMPLETE rip off. If you are not getting medical marijuana with the "red card" you might as well grow your own. The citizens of Colorado would be highly pissed if they knew how little some of these dispensaries are paying the growers for their products and then jacking up the prices a minimum of 100%. The Indy should run a story or two on just how much these dispensaries pay for their buds from the growers, before they screw the customers with $20-25 a gram and if the dispensaries are growing their own, then the buds they sell are even cheaper for them and their prices are nothing short of a crime!!!

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Posted by Remybudsaplenty on 08/01/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Hash oil explosions on the rise

Education is key here. These explosions are happening because people are following YouTube tutorials and doing their extractions without a closed loop system. With the proper equipment and training the risk of explosion is about as high as it is for your gas grill. Not to mention CO2 extraction which has zero chance for explosion. People should have the right to make extracts from their plants in their own homes, or for their neighbors and friends. Making the proper equipment more readily available and affordable while offering or even requiring certification courses is the solution to this problem.

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Posted by Mike Burgess on 08/01/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Halter yowls about Lamborn's taxpayer funded mailing

Lamborn is in big trouble. He barely eked out a win in his primary, which shows that even his Republican base has grown tired of his act.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/01/2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Elected city attorney measure passes muster

Not sure what I think of this measure, as I don't like this position to be the mayor's puppet, but don't like the idea of politicizing the position either.

I'm hoping there's is a way to resurrect the other proposal - making all urban renewal projects a voter issue - as I know that I would never have approved of a grass-covered field being designated as an urban renewal area.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 08/01/2014 at 5:38 AM

Re: “More best burgers in Colorado Springs

What is the name of the burger joint that is the last of a chain, that is drive up only, got a good write up in the Gazette recently? Thanks.

Posted by burger boy on 08/01/2014 at 2:44 AM

Re: “Elected city attorney measure passes muster

Name: City Accountability Measures of 2014?

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Posted by Springy on 08/01/2014 at 2:40 AM

Re: “The Rockey Road to Art

Rocky is a most special person. He continues to spread his magic and make Manitou Springs a truly magic place to BE!

Posted by Linda Trusilo on 07/31/2014 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Studio A64 doubles in space, marijuana comes to Manitou and more

What is the word on these Edibles meet ups. I would love to attend.

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Posted by Eric Henderson on 07/31/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “From the outside, looking in

Dare I mention that the town clerk retired on May 30th and the town office has been staffed for a few hours each Monday morning since then? Good luck to anyone who might need to transact town business.

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Posted by John Morgan on 07/31/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Marijuana: Senators pressure White House, federal tide is turning

At the very, very least marijuana should be immediately removed as a Schedule 1 substance. That action would not need anything from our do-nothing congress!

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Posted by COnative59 on 07/31/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The Goat Cheese Lady's 10 ways for using goat milk

Nice post. I love using goat milk for cheese, yogurt, as well as homemade soaps.

Posted by Connie Meyer on 07/31/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Lamborn stiff-arms Halter on debate invitation

Lamborn must be scared, if he is such a good representative why not show it by debating your opponent?

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Posted by Wes Delgado on 07/31/2014 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Longtime Benet Hill Monastery hosts spaces for repose, for anyone

A beautiful review of the Benedictines of Benet Hill Monastery. I stayed in Jesu Rama (Jesus-Joy) for eight months in 1994. This is truly a sacred space, commissioned to be built by Sister Naomi Rosenberger, OSB, then Prioress!!!! Great article, Kristen.
Patricia Ostrander, osb

Posted by Patricia Ostrander on 07/31/2014 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

Peg Rooney down in Penrose is "up to date" about bald eagles in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota! Peg, did you read about this or were you on the scene? Are you an advocate for gun control posing as something else? The "tells" are all there. California has been banning lead little by little and of course Feinstein comes from California. She is the leader of firearms bans and confiscation. You may fool some people but the camel's nose is in California's tent, soon the whole camel will be unless others wise up to the malarkey people such as you spew.
Start with the bald eagle. How quaint but obviously the attention getter. Our "nation's national symbol" you report from the Department of Redundancy Department. "our national symbol" would suffice, the extra "nation" is you trying to grab attention. You did not say that "birds" are being poisoned. Crows and magpies will peck at gut piles a little but birds are just like everything else carnivorous in that gut piles are not a favorite.
Your story starts to smell like a week old gut pile when unwittingly you have hunters missing vital organs for quick kills as most of us achieve and instead you have gut shot deer everywhere! Let's add in your stupid bald eagle gulping down anything including bullets with yummy deer feces and undigested stomach contents. Really now, who is buying this tripe? (pun intended)
You do not like hunters and you do not like firearms, you are the camel trying to get your nose in the tent. Waving the flag is a nice touch but nobody is saluting the one you have raised. California already pulled this trick but they used the super-rare extremely stupid condor. Californians bought into it because they are just as gullible as fish, suckers. Coloradans are not. Nice try. At least you did not start your letter with the "I am a hunter" that anti's do so often.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 07/31/2014 at 2:52 AM

Re: “From the outside, looking in

With Mayor Worthey's re-election, the long-time public works director and several part-time public works employees resigned; the long-time town clerk and her long-time assistant retired; two town trustees resigned; two planning commissioners resigned; the former town police chief (who had resigned) was rehired. The new town hall was financed through a grant obtained by the previous town council. Mayor Worthey nearly didn't sign the agreement with the town hall contractor at the last meeting of the previous town council until the majority of that council declared they would legally act without her participation.

Mayor Bach could learn a few things from the GMF mayor.

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Posted by John Morgan on 07/30/2014 at 8:55 PM

Re: “La Bella Vita, HuHot Mongolian Grill and Kinfolks

My first Mongolian BBQ was at another USAF town, Belleville, IL, near Scott AFB. It's a bit of gimmick. Such places are popular in military areas where quantity matters more than quality. It's an All You Can Eat (AYCE) eatery for Asian food, healthier than American AYCE joints, but still, massive calorie intake is never wise eating.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/30/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “The general and the whiz kid

"...69% of Halter's money has come from individuals, only 22% of Lamborn's has..."

People claim they want "local control" but if 78% of Lamborn's money comes from out of state firms and billionaires then Lamborn is not the choice for local control.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/30/2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

“The Israelis must realize they are killing their blood brothers..." who are responsible for disseminating more anti-Semitic lies and propaganda than the Nazis. Last week I posted this link:…

Apparently, no one bothered to check it out, as there were no comments on it. So, I will take the time to give a short description.

It is a short video, 3 minutes and 20 seconds long, of Iranian university professor Hasan Bolkhari delivering a lecture on how Walt Disney created the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry after World War II in order to improve the image of Jews. Particularly touching are the shots of serious students diligently taking notes.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/30/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “From the outside, looking in

"Let's not put all our chickens in one basket."

Moreover, let's not wait until the eggs come home to roost.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/30/2014 at 5:40 PM

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