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Re: “The Homesman

Great Movie + another gem for Mr. Jones!

Posted by Dave Joss on 12/18/2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Locals meet on Ferguson

In 2012, cops killed 140 Blacks. At the same time, cops killed 386 Whites.

And at the same time, Blacks killed 2412 Blacks.

And at the same time, 678 people were killed by UNARMED attackers.

In fact, more than TWICE as many people are killed every year by unarmed attackers than are killed by attackers firing AR-15s, AK-47s, or other rifles.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 12/18/2014 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Talking torture, no Bach-to-Bach, a trial by Twitter, and more

"The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black men at the hands of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras" -- Claus Singer

Body cams are not necessarily a good thing and may well lead to cops being incorrectly convicted for things because the camera could not see what the cop saw. Problems with body cams are: Point of view, Field of view, Resolution, Monocular vision, and Obstructions.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 12/18/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Talking torture, no Bach-to-Bach, a trial by Twitter, and more

"These papers reveal in-depth another side of the evil of modern warfare." - Brien Whisman

So, you think torture did not happen in ancient warfare? Or that torture didn't happen apart from warfare?

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 12/18/2014 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Growing up with the Chapel Hills Mall

If the owners had'nt given in to CORPORATE greed and killed the ONLY good thing they had(the ice rink, ONE OF A KIND). it would still thrive. THERE'S A DICK'S EVERYWHERE. only ONE indoor ice rink INSIDE A MALL. sad. But corporate greed over childhood memories and makin NEW ONES with OUR children who will NEVER KNOW such wonders, only CORPORATE BOX STORES. sad.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Christopher Kringle on 12/18/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Practically perfect

Thanks for the update, Warren, we've changed the capsule.

Posted by Edie Adelstein on 12/18/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Dating Mr. Know-it-all

I have a friend that is a mr. know it all. Great guy but thinks he knows everything. I will say that this is one of the reasons you should only try dating sites like http://2connects.com/, that let you post videos. That way you may get a feel of someone being a know it all.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joe Woodard on 12/18/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing insults Colorado Springs, social-media responds with fury

The beer is very average, some brews are better than others but no real standout as their awards clearly indicate. The food is not good at all (sweet potato fries are a shadow of what they offer at Nosh, and the burger we've tried was so dry it was not really edible), the staff is aloof and owner recently sounded off on social media regarding the need to leave Colorado Springs as we are clearly too uneducated to appreciate his amazing talents. To this we say ASAP!

After trashing the community that helped build his tiny brewery the owner has declared he may be moving. I earnestly hope he closes up shop here and tries to move up to Denver where the competition for craft beer is far tougher than the Springs and their average swill will be completely dismissed.

Instead of going to Trinity support the many excellent and loyal local breweries both old and new who will appreciate your patronage and are in this community to raise the bar on our culinary and cultural offerings as well as be a positive advocate for the people responsible for their success. The only person clearly lacking an education in humility and customer service is the owner of Trinity and he does not deserve the modicum of success the people of Colorado Springs have granted him.

For myself and many friends who enjoy sampling the recent boom in craft beers all over the city we are officially finished with Trinity. There are so many wonderful choices in this town for craft beer, don't support the one sour grape owner who doesn't appreciate your business and thinks the Springs isn't worthy of his mediocre offerings.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Limbo89 on 12/17/2014 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Couple says bank account closed for cannabis, gun group seeks new law and more

"Colorado group Guns for Everyone (gunsforeveryone.com) is pushing for a state initiative that would not disallow marijuana users from receiving concealed-carry licenses. The current application asks if the gun owner is an "unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana.""

Sorry, but it is a federal law that a person who is an "unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana" cannot possess or purchase a firearm. I have seen quite a few people be turned away by firearm dealers when the people came in reeking of pot.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 12/17/2014 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Trinity brewer Jason Yester apologizes for comments

Very glad to see that Paradox beat them. Paradox makes some really interesting and unusual beers - some sour, some not so sour, but all of them are very tasty. If this guy thinks the locals are too dumb for his beer, then maybe he does need to move to Denver. I'm sure there's way less competition up there anyway. Right. I drink beer because it tastes good, not because it won some stupid medal. I don't think this guy even gets that.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by oldguyinWP on 12/17/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing insults Colorado Springs, social-media responds with fury

I drink beer because it tastes good, not because it won some stupid medal. As a Woodland Park resident, I'm so happy that Paradox beat them. Maybe he is right. They should move to Denver. Way less competition up that a way, right? Doofus.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by oldguyinWP on 12/17/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Trapped in the dying mall

Dude, I shredded every wall in my house with throwing stars when I was a kid. Sadly, my career as a ninja never really took off, though.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Oinkety on 12/17/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Trapped in the dying mall

How are things at the Citadel? Haven't been in there in decades. Used to deliver their mail in '72 when I was a relief carrier out of Station A Post Office.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by James Bowen on 12/17/2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Practically perfect

Due to popular demand, we've extended the run through Jan. 11! But tickets won't last long.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Warren Epstein 1 on 12/17/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Locals meet on Ferguson

How about justice for Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old under the influence of drugs was shot and killed Oct. 6, 2012, by Officer Trevis Austin, who is black, in Mobile, Alabama.

This was not in the National Media,
because they did a "White out" on this story.

Pass it on.....

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jon Doe on 12/17/2014 at 3:38 AM

Re: “Shane Lyons' wings still winning

So, where are the best wings in the Springs now?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 12/16/2014 at 10:49 PM

Re: “America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more

"If Witness #40 is a 'racist crackpot', then what of other witnesses, many black..."

Witness #40 has been identified, and she is a woman who has been busy posting racist comments on Facebook. This is not the first time she has tried to insert herself into a police investigation as a witness with a phoney story. She was dismissed by the police as a crackpot. So, what of the "other witnesses, many black"?

"Can they not be racist and trying to convict a white LEO..."

You are quite cavalier in throwing around damning accusations without a single, solitary shred of actual evidence. Then you accuse me of making stuff up.

"...or does racism only work in support of your theories and not mine?"

Yes it does, and here's why: the prosecutor should not have presented any witness, whether Black or Caucasian, whose story was not credible or was tainted by prejudice. The prosecutor in this case purposely allowed such witnesses to testify in order to confuse the Grand Jury.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 12/16/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Trinity brewer Jason Yester apologizes for comments

What an arrogant putz to assume that the public can't taste his great art. Maybe he should focus on quality product and decent service instead of throwing a social tantrum. He should look up insincere and disingenuous with the "I apologize for the city thinking...". I patron places that can appreciate me as a customer not just as a source of "gimme-your-cash-and-STFU" which is why the crew at Nano108 get it, why Paradox gets it and why Trinity can suck it.

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark W Stallings on 12/16/2014 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Trinity brewer Jason Yester apologizes for comments

TBH I get it...

You put a shitload of time and effort into your product. The more you work with it, the more you understand and get the subtleties of what you are doing.

Keep doing that. Fuck the awards. In time other people will end up "Getting It". Whatever it is and will be rewarded for your efforts.

You have to keep hammering away though.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 12/16/2014 at 4:58 PM

Re: “New city councilor chosen

Oh boy another retired Air Force officer. He'll fall right in line with the status quo to nowhere.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 12/16/2014 at 4:54 PM

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