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Posted by WESIE on 09/30/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Manitou raises fees and fines for Incline parking

It's just a tough pill to swallow, as a long time Colorado Springs resident. c/s has some responsibility of maintaining parts of the incline and Barr trail. Most users of the incliners are from the Springs and most of the $$ donated is probably from c/s. So we pay for it, tax dollars go to purchase and maintain, fight for it, give our land(strawberry fields) and we get nothing from manitou! Other then the "your unwelcome here" sign when you try to park! Where's the long term solution if this doesn't get the results they want? Just keep raising parking? What about the alternative route down and parking at the bottom? We gave up strawberry fields for what? This? Cause this sucks. We get screwed again.

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Posted by el jef'e on 09/30/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “The battle for Nevada Ave., animal abuse, Clinton and Trump, and more

Tannim, you've marched your lack of concern for our country out one more time. After months of investigation and testimony the FBI determined there were no serious violations of national security. Keep on beating that dead horse. I told you what I thought of Gary Johnson after his "What's Aleppo" gaffe; now I've gotten to see two more interviews/town hall meetings and Johnson's coherency and questionable mentality stand out even more starkly. Was he stoned the last time he rambled through an interview? Are YOU stoned thinking that Johnson has a snowball's chance in hell of being elected?

My father was an 'original' member of the Air Force, converting from the Army Air Corps. He had a 4 digit serial number in the 'A' category. He was a lifelong member of the Air Defense Command, a fighter pilot, a WWII hero and WWII POW. He helped with the planning for the NORAD system, aided in the move from the Chidlaw Building to Cheyenne Mountain. When I was a PFC in the Army he took me on a tour of the Operations Center. I guarantee if he were alive today he would be furious at being on the end of Trump's comment about POWs...and so the real point is this - if you think splitting the vote will make you feel more comfortable just wait until the caca hits the fan if Trump is elected because of it.

You never replied to my first comment on your idiocy, but have since called me ignorant regarding Manitou Springs and TABOR, and you've called the City Council in Manitou Springs greedy. Fine. If the City Council there is greedy then why do things keep moving in that direction? Is it because the voters there may be re-electing greedy people, or is there an underlying economic reason requiring more revenue? I recently saw the 'roundabout' at a previously unmanageable intersection and though it to be well designed and a needed improvement. Maybe they just need the money and can't raise the revenue the normal way thanks to TABOR.

The truth is this - TABOR stinks. Cronyism is still alive in the political world with regard to development/developers, and TABOR couldn't reign that in. Colorado's infrastructure has gone to hell in a hand basket thanks to lack of revenue and spending continues to increase in other areas deemed 'more important' by lawmakers. Colorado's once great school system is unbalanced with regard to how it is funded and you keep on keeping' on the TABOR train.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/30/2016 at 10:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: ATTN: Cyclists. Tell the city you want these bike lanes.

Big accident on Research this morning. Any surprise? I had a gun pulled on me on Research a month ago for passing a guy that was stopped at a red light. To the five bicyclists that use Research a day, do you really think by creating more road rage you will feel safer?

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Posted by Scott 1 on 09/30/2016 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Proposition 106: The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act

Mr. Nat:

It is a delicious irony that you cite a Kennedy as having "the strongest arguments" against physician assisted suicide. I suspect the Kennedy family is a full spectrum away from your personal political positions. Politics aside, though, her husband never really answered to the family of Mary Jo Kopechne about the circumstances of her demise. That would make it awkward in my view for the senator's widow to advise anyone on the matter at hand.

Notwithstanding Kennedy politics and a mysterious fatal accident, the Kennedys, including, presumably the late senator's widow, are Roman Catholics. For them, suicide in any context is a mortal sin for which one will burn in hell for eternity. Mrs. Kennedy can hardly be considered a neutral or unbiased source.

I read the article. Mrs. Kennedy says:

"Kennedy argues that everyone wishes for a “good and happy death.” But passage of Question 2, she said, would not grant death with dignity, but would rob people of precious time with friends and family."

I can't help but wonder how Ms. Koepechne's family feels about that statement. They were robbed of "precious time" with their loved one. They never got the truth from Senator Kennedy. That the widow of the driver of the vehicle in the fatal crash is now preaching about how we should die is both hypocritical and insensitive..

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Posted by Bill W. on 09/30/2016 at 7:10 AM

Re: “The battle for Nevada Ave., animal abuse, Clinton and Trump, and more

Mr. Mckeown - the old north end, who are connected, are having cascade by CC brought down to one lane "for safety concerns".

You make an excellent point about there being a whole bunch of meetings to 'listen', community input committees padded with the Mayor minons and PR specialists who 'collect' ideas and concerns that do nothing other than claim the citizens were involved while the plans are laid, the concerns not addressed and we are told you had your chance because there were meetings.

I do like the idea of the Trolley down Nevada and into OCC and Manitou.

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Posted by TruB on 09/30/2016 at 1:09 AM

Re: “The battle for Nevada Ave., animal abuse, Clinton and Trump, and more

Richard McKeown:

I applaud you for your foresight in not buying a home on a major corridor (Colorado Ave.), if the types of things you are griping about bother you. But why did you decide to buy a home on another major corridor (Nevada Ave.)? I think the Old North end is beautiful, and I like the nice raised medians. I also like the mixed use along Colorado Ave, as it benefits the side streets in the rest of the neighborhood, even if it makes the main corridor less picturesque. I'm not sure whether the city's plans for Nevada are the right thing to do or not, as there are advantages and disadvantages, but I am sure your letter is a NIMBY letter.

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Posted by LAJ on 09/29/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “New FAC museum director Rebecca Tucker talks plans and priorities

She only mentions Spanish-Colonial Art. What about all of the Native American & other southwest pieces?

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Posted by Chris Jones on 09/29/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Proposition 106: The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act

Bill W.

I wasn't trying to convince you. I want to show people how dangerous this bill is. Massachusetts had the same bill 4 years ago and the voters defeated it.

One of the strongest arguments put forward then was by Ted Kennedy's widow, who called this kind of bill "cruel.". Here it is:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/10/2…

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Posted by Willam Nat on 09/29/2016 at 4:30 PM

Re: “School is no Bible-free zone

This happened today at Northglenn High School. 09/29/2016. I confronted one of the men about my concerns as a parent and how they hang around a school and give out bibles. I told them it's not right that they hand out anything without a parent's approval. I wasn't there to agree to it, so they are in the wrong. I'm very angry that they reserve the right to hand out anything. For all we know one of these men may be a pedophile. Seriously, how do we know? It's how us parents view this. We have to protect our children from everything and for these men to put fear into the parent's eyes and showing us that anyone can do this outside of school grounds is concerning that the state and federal government are letting this happen. Isn't there such a thing as 'Parent's Rights'?

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Posted by Chrissyb on 09/29/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

Tannim:

If you give someone a gun and a map of a jewelry store with instructions on how to rob it, you are as guilty as the person who performs the physical act.
If a doctor gives someone a poison with instructions on how to take it, that is being a party to the act of killing a human being.

By the way, calling them "pharmaceuticals" is not honest.

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Posted by Willam Nat on 09/29/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “UPDATE: ATTN: Cyclists. Tell the city you want these bike lanes.

Where is the money coming for all these bike lane improvements? I wish they would fix the roads so they were in a decent and safe condition to begin with before they start adding perks for bicycles. There is just too much traffic and too many unmaintained roadways to expect there to be warm and fuzzy feelings for drivers towards cyclists. It is difficult enough navigating the roadways without having to watch for people weaving around on bikes on major roads.

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Posted by rms on 09/29/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

Learn how Amendment 69 will affect you from this balanced informational citizen generated site: colorado69.org

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Posted by Roger Ratcliff on 09/29/2016 at 3:11 PM

Re: “UPDATE: ATTN: Cyclists. Tell the city you want these bike lanes.

Terrible idea and here is why traffic will get heavier, more accidents not to mention we are a state with season, when it rains or snows I dont see bikes. Also there is a side walk on both sides of the street for walkers and bikers alike. Sorry but there are more vehicles being driven at one time then bikes.

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Posted by Cassie Rice on 09/29/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Meet the new editor at the Indy: Matthew Schniper

Love this man and I love his work. Congrats! Well done!

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Posted by Don Goede on 09/29/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “UPDATE: ATTN: Cyclists. Tell the city you want these bike lanes.

say what you need to say BUT OBEY THE TRAFFIC LAWS!!!! ON A BIKE IT IS JUST LIKE A CAR...OBEY THE LAWS!!!!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/29/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “A-69 backers push movie

Insurance company scare tactics are alive and well...

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Posted by Dave Beckwith on 09/29/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “A-69 backers push movie

Socialist propaganda is alive and well...

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Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Manitou raises fees and fines for Incline parking

Blaming the Mantitou Springs City Council's greed on TABOR simply shows that"Vietnamized" has no idea what he's talking about. If they were really concerned about first responder access, then they would simply ban parking on Ruxton completely, not raise fees and fines.

No. it's about money and trying to convert Manitou into Boulder South.

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Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “The battle for Nevada Ave., animal abuse, Clinton and Trump, and more

Richard McKeown: Of course the city staff sees no need for raised medians, because they have zero concept of General Palmer's vision or why they were installed in the first place. Six lanes on North Nevada through the North End is a stupid idea, undoubtedly. Best to leave it as is, but Suthers is too stupid to understand that sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.

Carl Silverman: You can have your fruits and nuts. I'll gladly make up for your vegetarianism with a medium-well steak smothered in mushrooms and onions.

Susan Tomblin: Ask yourself: Do you want the nuclear codes stored on an unclassified email server in a closet somewhere, just for the convenience of a career felon? Yes, Trump is bad, but Hillary is just as bad. That's why SANE people vote for Gary Johnson.

Len Bentley: Your definition of Ineptocracy is correct. So is your diagnosis of the real problem. The solution is Gary Johnson and the Libertarians, now playing at an election booth near you.

Steve Snyder: What is behind the anti-69 movement is simple common sense. We can't afford it, delegating medical decisions to an unaccountable board in Denver is simply a bad idea, worse than ACA, and 69 as simply giving oneself cancer to cure hypochondria. As for 70, the minimum wage is only a good idea if you like to see taxes and prices and unemployment go up and the valuation of skills and experience go down.

Gina Douglas: The only candidate who apologizes is Gary Johnson. That makes him the best candidate.

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Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 10:24 AM

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