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Re: “Building an empire

"My family has lived here for over 100 years. This is our home and our city, in which we are fully rooted and our family and business philosophy directly deepen those roots. We will continue to leverage our assets and make intentional decisions, such as building anything we damn well please and the people of Colorado Springs will pay for it because we know how to manipulate the system and to hell with the plebes!"

Fixed it for ya!

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Posted by Pueblo Potter on 11/19/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Building an empire

So this is the Big Toe behind the rampant over building in the City, and the guiding force for every Mayor/Council decision for years? (Not to mention who benefits if Mayor Bach builds the debacle downtown --- I always figured his cronies led the land titles, and were getting anxious to finally do something with all that vaccant land.)

Thanks, Indy. It's nice to know who the players are.

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Posted by Liz Anderson on 11/19/2014 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

From the Indy GIVE GUIDE for the COS Public Market Project: "Did You Know? Shifting just 10% of our community's consumption to food grown, raised and produced locally would create as many as 5000 jobs that could never be outsourced." The path to healthy eating AND a healthy local economy does not lie in the hands of Big Ag and their GMO products but in SMALL local farms.

Posted by curious on 11/17/2014 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Clarence Thomas worked for Monsanto for 3 years... about 30ish years ago. Should we judge everyone by their previous jobs? If so then just about everyone is now a big corporate shill for the fast food industry.

Also here's a partially debunked list of the common list of "Monsanto Employees" people seem to cite:…


Sorry I can't take anecdotal evidence about some friend you have. If they did have cancer and it did go into remission maybe they should have submitted their findings and tried to get them published. Also the plural of "Anecdote" is not "Data"


As for what's banned and whatever... Here I have a map:…

Of the countries in Europe where some of them haven't been approved they have political reasons not to. Some mitigating factors: Guilds and their farmers, Mutagenics is huge over there, hell just simple bureaucracy (You've seen Greece's government right?).


Finally Soil health from a farmer's perspective:…


Everything about soil health here in regards to Glyphosate:

Glyphosate is broken down in soil and water by microbial action and this has been known for long a time.

Here is a PDF of a study from 1977: “Metabolism and degradation of glyphosate in soil and water”.…

The ability to metabolize glyphosate seem fairly common for a variety of environmental microorganisms:

“Glyphosate-degrading isolates from environmental samples: occurrence and pathways of degradation”…

“Degradation of the Herbicide Glyphosate by Members of the Family Rhizobiaceae”

Glyphosate does not adversely affect the microbes in soil.
“Effect of glyphosate on soil microbial activity and biomass”

I rather like this study. It really shows that it is the microbial action in water that degrades glyphosate. Glyphosate in distilled water did not break down but the samples from the environment did.
“Degradation of glyphosate in the aquatic environment: An enzymatic kinetic model that takes into account microbial degradation of both free and colloidal (or sediment) particle adsorbed glyphosate”

Another study on how glyphosate is degraded in water.
“Analysis and degradation study of glyphosate and of aminomethylphosphonic acid in natural waters by means of polymeric and ion-exchange solid-phase extraction columns followed by ion chromatography–post-column derivatization with fluorescence detection”…

The following document provides a nice summary on glyphosate in the environment.
“Environmental Fate of Glyphosate”

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Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 11/17/2014 at 12:12 AM

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