TejonTech provides a laundry list of traits desireable in cadets (a strong sense of right and wrong, who have natural leadership abilities, whose parents did the sort of developmental work that is ingrained more than learned), and then gives an eloquent defense of subjecting cadets who possess those traits (and just happen to be LGBQ) to friendly fire. The irony is utterly lost on him, in that those who "that could care less about how they feel, and only want to kill them" are people like Rosebush's former employers and like-minded Christian conservatives.
There is a natural enemy.
That little food stamp flower does consume 80 percent of the funds in the farm bill.
By the way that little food stamp flower makes up 80% of the farm bill. Farm bill is a misnomer.
I see this move by the council to be a good one - a city run enterprise should not be in the business of using ratepayer funds for anything other than operations and maintenance.
"...mandated to buy health insurance are not complaining about having to pay for homeowner's insurance, auto insurance, etc."
The government does not require mortgage insurance, home owner insurance, or any other property insurance. The mortgager does as a condition of a loan. If you pay cash, you have the freedom to be stupid and not insure your investment.
You are not required to carry comprehensive insurance on your car. The finance company requires it as a condition of the loan. If your house or vehicle is owned outright, you do not have to insure it.
Liability insurance IS required to insure that one person's stupid or negligent act is at least somewhat covered. Yet, how many people are not responsible enough to carry liability insurance?
Obamacare is an ill conceived, government mandated intrusion in to my life. I have provided for my family's healthcare, and they now provide for themselves.
It's called personal responsibility.
Exactly right Colorado Rancher.
It is amusing to me that liberals all have those little Darwin fish on their cars as a sign of their rejection of Christianity...and then when we get a chance to let survival of the fitness take its course, they reach their hands into our pockets to fund cutting the process short and prevent the gene pool from improving by natural selection.
Here's some info from http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=9196 on the sports arena/stadium that UCCS is planning to build:
“Our current priority in the north [parcel] is a high altitude track and soccer stadium,” Wood said. “In addition to our own athletic teams using this facility, it would have disabled access that would allow wounded warriors and Paralympians to use the facility for training and would also provide valuable research information.” According to Wood, such a partnership would allow the faculty from the sports medicine and sports science facility to research the training methods and nutrition of the athletes. The north parcel will also include an indoor sports field house, and a 3,000-5,000-seat arena that will hosts public events including UCCS athletics, community events and concerts."
A stadium/events center on the UCCS campus appears to me to be an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. Building a $92M sports arena/events center located downtown is redundant. The lure of $53M of tax rebates over 30 years has turned mayor Bach from a fiscal conservative to a spendaholic - of other people's money.
"City of Champions"??? The only champions will be Bach and his rich friends. None of this will bring in more tourists. Some that come to this town may visit one of these projects but who will go out of there way to see a stadium with no team, a new welcome center for the Air Force, a museum full of athletes you likely never heard of that play sports you do not follow and a sports medical center. I really enjoy watching the Olympics but if you doubt what I say, can you name the gold medal winners, in the last summer Olympics, for Archery, Fencing, Handball or Water Polo? The Olympics have 56 categories of sports. Each category have multiples of sub categories. If the Olympic committee thought they could ever make a dollar on a museum, they would have done it long ago. They have the money and could make it happen with little trouble. The Olympic training center gives tours. It is not like they have a line out the gate to see the center. If they want a plan that would work, try an amusement park or a world class museum of natural history or science and industry. If this plan goes through we will become a "City of Tax Payer Losers".
One of the best flowers in the farm garden has been the food stamp program? Food Stamps should not even be in the farm bill. We are promised life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not bread from our neighbors table. Families take care of each other. It is not the governments responsibility. Why not drug test food stamp recipients? Im sure most taxpayers dont want the hard earned money going to drug users. Most people have to be drug tested for a job. Why not for food stamps?
Farm programs are not accesible to the well off. There are income limits. There are many programs for minorities, socially disadvantaged farmers, and women. What billionaires are you talking about? Many years it doesnt pay to raise a crop, due to weather or price. That is what the programs and insurance are for. The programs are a government ploy to keep food prices low. Without the programs food prices would raise to the level that they need to be at in order for a farmer to make a living. Sure there would be good years and not so good years but it would all level out. At the same time get rid of the food stamps.
These guys were all bought by the first people who appealed to their egos convincing them to run and funding their campaigns...the perks are just why the continue in office, that and power, not to mention where else would any of them find gainful employment.
Far heftier enforcement of carefully crafted regulations - our only hope to end buyout and buyoff of politicians at local, state and federal levels. Does not take a genius to recognize that something is dreadfully wrong, when in flows a close to million dollar contribution from the Koch Bros. Prosperity for America, to now Mayor Bach's mayoral campaign, approx. a week before the mayoral election.
And then there were the unaccounted hefty 'contributions' made by the same 'fossil foolers' to a number of our newest city council members, followed by a rep. from local Prosperity for Amer., standing up at an open council meeting and giving direct orders re. how council members were to vote re. quashing of solar gardens. Follow his orders said council members did.
So thankful we should be, for the 'not for sale', true people and Mother Earth serving pols., like city council member Jan Martin at the local level, and Sen. Bernie Sanders at the national level.
"According to Serco's information, Pico works for the Space and C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) business unit of Serco based out of Colorado Springs supporting the US military. The fleet management business unit is completely different and is based out of Reston, Virginia. So it would be unlikely that Pico had anything to do with getting Serco this contract. "
Correct. I have had no involvement at all with this contract in any way and have consistently recused myself from any and all discussions or actions involving Serco and the city.
Contracting for services is entirely within the Mayor's responsibility. The Council has nothing to do with contracting.
Colorado is leading the nation and most all the World when it comes to medicinal hash oil making. It is pure, natural medicine and all of its’ healing powers should be put to use immediately throughout all the World!
It would be interesting to know what KIND of contract this is - for example is it a fixed cost or cost plus?
Since Mayor Bach has failed to create the jobs that he promised this city, I think he should have to take a pay cut of half his pay rate and see what it's like to have to live on less but work harder for the money!
According to Serco's information, Pico works for the Space and C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) business unit of Serco based out of Colorado Springs supporting the US military. The fleet management business unit is completely different and is based out of Reston, Virginia. So it would be unlikely that Pico had anything to do with getting Serco this contract.
Also, Serco would not be driving vehicles all the way back to Virginia for maintenance, they would hire locals and sub-contract with local businesses to perform maintenance, so any local job loss would be one or two people at most. IOW most of the money Serco gets from this contract will stay in the Colorado Springs area.
It is turning into a heated battle - one the region is quite well known for. With the need to bring in employers - create primary jobs - and boost revenues so we can all buy toilet paper and toothpaste in the same week seems to be made the paramount need with de-emphasis on personalities and focus on the process. Create more 'Franklins' !
Beyond oil: 10 common but ignored fuels: HEMP
Hemp isn't just for smoking while you listen to side three of the Allman Brothers' "Eat a Peach" album. Strains with low to nonexistent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content are already used in food, wax, rope, paper and a vast array of everyday products too numerous to count.
According to the automotive website Edmunds.com, it can also be used in the creation of biodiesel. It follows the same principle as corn and soybeans, and its seeds and stalks can be fermented to produce ethanol.
Another idea for RMJ industry development for CS: a factory that makes vaporizers for smoking MJ. http://news.yahoo.com/can-a-tech-start-up-…
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