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Re: “Manitou raises fees and fines for Incline parking

This all goes back to the inability to raise sufficient revenue, thanks to TABOR. Cities revert to those nasty little faux taxes called fines and fees. They don't have to ask anyone in the general public, they just do it by edict. Same as a tax, same green money, but even less say by the public. Just like having to replace shocks, wheels and tires just for driving on miserably maintained roads due to lack of funding...

No to 71 so we can mount some kind of effort to get TABOR tossed. If that effort has to be mounted in every State Senate district it will be much harder to accomplish. All voters will still get to vote on the issue, it could be retained, but at least it can make it to the ballot!

Posted by Vietnamized on 09/28/2016 at 10:03 AM

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

The reality is that each and every one of us has the right to end our lives at any time we deem appropriate. The number of arrests and convictions for attempted and/or successful suicides stands at zero.

For those who have never had to witness a loved one suffering a lingering and painful death, this is a theoretical question. For the rest of us, it's all too real.

There is no question that we treat our pets with more dignity and compassion than we treat the terminally ill. Proposition 106 will change that and give terminally ill patients compassionate options to end their suffering.

Those who would dictate that we all live out our natural lives in pain may want to consider their own inevitable deaths. You might see options to end your own suffering as a welcome solution to medical problems that will never get better but will certainly get worse.

It's worth thinking about. And if you haven't done so, it's a good time to prepare medical directives for your caregivers and medical personnel. We will all die. You can choose how you want to be treated when it's your turn.

I highly recommend that anyone who doesn't have medical directives in place visit the "Five Wishes" website (www.agingwithdignity.org) for a low cost, legally binding document. Don't want until it's too late.

Posted by Bill W. on 09/28/2016 at 9:48 AM

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

The bill states: "The attending and consulting physician must refer the individual to a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist if either one believes the individual may not be mentally capable"

Sounds foolproof, right? Has the words "must refer" --- but then it says "if either one believes"

As in Oregon, where 1000 people have been given suicide death pills, it's up to the doctors to decide if a mental health evaluation is needed. While most people receiving a terminal diagnosis probably have some level of depression, only about 5% of the 1000 people killed in assisted suicides in Oregon were referred to a psychiatrist or psychologist. Only 5%. Is there any reason to think it will be different in Colorado?

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Posted by Willam Nat on 09/28/2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Why is private security patrolling our public streets?

The best response to this type of overstep by downtown businesses is to shop elsewhere.

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Posted by null on 09/28/2016 at 6:01 AM

Re: “God Bless the Child

Child Protective Services has gone to the far side of capturing federal funding since this article was written. Snatching children not because they are abused but because they are adoptable, to service the highly lucrative adoption market in this country. Child protective services are the modern age Nazi's of America.

To learn the truth about forced removal, Foster warehousing, medical kidnapping, and forced adoption please visit our website at AmericasTakenChildren.com

Posted by Geri Pfeiffer on 09/26/2016 at 5:52 AM

Re: “DUI, gang and other units shift to the streets as crime rates surge, response times lag

Tickets are only given out when a law is violated moron.

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Posted by Holmes on 09/25/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Why is private security patrolling our public streets?

Brian... taxpayers are not footing the bill. Paid for by business owners.

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Posted by Holmes on 09/25/2016 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Why is private security patrolling our public streets?

Same authority as a citizen. If they witness an illegal act, they can detain until police arrive. Essentially a citizen's arrest. You can do the same thing. However, it's typically not worth your safety. Bottom line is they are extra eyes to keep watch over public safety.

Posted by Holmes on 09/25/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Regional Building, Nor'wood postpone deal

You would think Regional Building's lawyer, Todd Welch, would have reviewed the agreement prior to moving forward.

Either:

1. It was not submitted to Welch, in which case the person (Roger Lovell?) responsible for doing so should be reprimanded.

2. Or it was submitted to Welch, and he is incompetent and should be reprimanded.

Good job Pam Zubeck!

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Posted by Soylent Magenta on 09/25/2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “CSPD cop later charged with racketeering is allowed to stay on to qualify for a pension

It looks bad, but nothing illegal went on here. He was not charged and/or indicted with any crime at the time he was put on paid administrative leave and was still in the same status at the time of his retirement. Hopefully, if and when he is convicted, they can garnish his retirement pay to recoup any fines and/or penalties.

Terry Maketa, our ex-county sheriff, was in a similar situation. The board of county commissioners knew he was up to no good, but were too gutless to fire him and allowed him to retire with a generous pension a few months later.

In the federal government, the person heading the construction of the new VA hospital in Aurora managed to retire just when questions about cost over-runs and late schedules were hitting Congress and the press. He retired and unplugged his phone.

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Posted by Soylent Magenta on 09/25/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “CSPD cop later charged with racketeering is allowed to stay on to qualify for a pension

When there's no accountability there's a big hole in the system - this hole is HUGE! Who polices the police?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/24/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Local election poll unsurprising

That Trump is still in the race after all that he has said, and after stonewalling on releasing his tax returns, I'm forced to question the "reasoning" that led the Repubs into this morass. Colorado Springs didn't produce anything newsworthy in the polls other than to show their unmitigated hatred of anything populist.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/24/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Tyler Durden returns

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Posted by judy557 on 09/24/2016 at 3:49 AM

Re: “DUI, gang and other units shift to the streets as crime rates surge, response times lag

Lots of cops out giving tickets today. First time I have seen them all year. Guess that fills the city coffers much better than sitting behind a desk.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 09/23/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

For God's sake - park the drama! I can match article for article about the origin of the breed. At the end of the day it's about the owners' understanding of the breed and the treatment of the animal that predicts the nature of the dog. Pick your pet staying within your limits of ability to understand EACH INDIVIDUAL DOG! There. How's that? All of my experience (not the written word) with this breed had been positive and loving. You'll get out of your dog what you put in the dog and no, I don't feel at all responsible for anyone else's decision to own this breed because I don't know the temperament of the dog's owner. Since the owner is largely responsible for the dog's behavior, feeling responsible for a specific animal's actions is ridiculous and shows major bias based on what is read about the breed. Trashing an entire breed because of an individual dog's actions is at the very least narrow minded. The folks who rescued this animal know the most about the nature of their pet since they rescued him. We can argue all day about the particulars and it means nothing as to the outcome of this saga. I hope all involved are pleased with the outcome as I've no more inclination to use this thread as a personal debate source.

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Posted by Evelyn Mark on 09/23/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Local election poll unsurprising

If you think "cracking" the 2 party system will stop things being about $ and favors, you are delusional. Additionally, if there ever were a string 3rd or 4th party, the result would be the coalition governments found in Europe which fall apart all the time. Also it would be very likely that nobody would receive enough votes resulting in the President being chosen by the House of Representatives.

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Posted by Odin on 09/23/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Springs housing costs going up

Who still uses bit.ly?

Either way, glad we bought our house last year...

Posted by Matt 2 on 09/23/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

I have spent a considerable bit of time with Roxy and I can attest to the fact that she is a wonderful dog. She is obedient and very affectionate. I cannot image this dog hurting anyone. All she want out of life is to play ball and be petted and hugged. My heart breaks every time I think of that sweet dog being locked up all alone. She needs to be around the people who love her and there are a lot of them. The people that dump pit bulls into one category are also the ones that dump people into one category. They don't take the time to really know the facts so they just follow along like sheep.

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Posted by Mary Lue Barton Davis on 09/23/2016 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Local election poll unsurprising

The only way to 'crack' the 2 party system is stop the money going into politics. Both parties are about $ and favors. Some candidates locally have not taken PAC money for a reason. Until the Koch like rich elite, citizens united and lobby money is taken out of politics a 3rd party never has a chance at the presidential level.

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Posted by TruB on 09/22/2016 at 10:32 PM

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