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Re: “Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site hosts big Army drill

Not one word out of a person from Ft. Carson is the truth!! Those guys spew trash better that any garbage truck in America. Look at this picture--does that look like a barrow ditch with GRASS--Nope!! Just dust, dust and more dust. Wait until the wind starts up--those poor enlisted men had better have respirators or they will develop COPD--just a little while they are young but with age they will be totally disabled. If they haven't seen grey slime instead of lung tissue they had better get ready!!

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Posted by gmame on 04/19/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Cool news. Now we need to get rid of the "strong mayor-council" form of government foisted on the rubes in 2011,

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Who thinks we should honor coal?

No one elected the Koch Bros to anything, but they control much of our government (at the federal, state and local levels) with their billions of dollars and octopus-like set of organizations. They, their fellow billionaires, and rivers of dark money are a threat to our democracy. Only way to fight them is to vote Democrat, just hold your nose and do it.

The piece in the Gazette reads like a press release from lobbyists, what crap.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

If you want to find Dr. Neumann just have CSU sue in court for ownership of the patents underlying this technology as CSU provided the money to prove the technology works and has an agreement to share income from sales. Dr. Neumann will show up asap to protect his nest egg, else lose his patents.

I suspect that since CSU proved the gear works that Dr. Neumann will declare bankruptcy so he can take his technology to China where he will license his patents to the Chinese who have hundreds of filthy coal plants to retrofit. He will become a billionaire and live high on the hog in Singapore for the rest of his day.

This is a classic case of using taxpayer money to get started then going elsewhere to make your fortune without paying back the taxpayers or honoring your deal with CSU. Anyone have a better scenario?

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/19/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Looks like my District's Don Knight voted with the Olde Guard... sigh...

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Posted by John B Hoag on 04/19/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

I'm surprised if there wasn't a warranty in CSU's contract with NSG. Usually there is a warranty of a year, sometimes more. That would be a due diligence problem if either they didn't contract for a warranty, or let NSG evaporate without some arrangement, perhaps an escrow. Might come back to the Utilities Board's responsibility for large purchases...

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Posted by Randy Lindsey on 04/19/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

What a contrast of stories on Raider Focus II between the Gazette and the Indy. The Gazette releases a long bunch of happy talk and the Indy digs down into the weeds and tells us the real story.

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Posted by Gopher on 04/19/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

"In exchange, the city was granted a cut of the action on future sales." Except there have been no other sales. Anywhere. Ever. A cut of Zero is still ZERO.

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Posted by Nicole Rosa on 04/19/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Army stages one of its biggest drills yet at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

It'll be a mud hole Friday in the rain: https://youtu.be/QipXXMTJ1UE

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Posted by Bill Burns on 04/19/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Neumann Systems Group seems to have vanished

Doesn't look like Utilities will be getting its cut of future Neumann revenues.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/18/2017 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Richard Skorman elected president of Colorado Springs City Council

Hearing John Suthers invoke Wallace Stegner makes me laugh. That's funnier than Woodrow Wilson pushing for full integration.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/18/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Tax resisters see movement grow in Donald Trump's America

Annual war tax protest in Colorado Springs for 2017: https://youtu.be/vv48myBvxz8

Posted by Bill Burns on 04/16/2017 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields planning continues, county pact still alive

As the author of the National Register document that placed NCCP on the National Register in July of 2009 I would refer people to the Federal Regulations governing the delisting of any Federal Historic Place. Sec. 60.15 Removing properties from the National Register. It is a process involving as much scholarship and political effort as the actual listing and is time consuming. NCCP was admitted to the listing under the Criterion Recreation, Entertainment and Conservation 1884-1959. It is reasonable to consider the proposed use for the property is the same regardless of ownership. The rights of the owner of a historical property are also explained, Sec. 60.14 Changes and revisions to properties listed in the National Register. Under this regulation the Federal government allows changes to historical properties including the altering of a boundry of a historic property. This action would require a new submittal for listing. I do not see a benefit to the citizens of Colorado Springs, or to NCCP by depriving it of its remarkable history and the recognition the park deserves. We should remember in light of our recent fire and flood history that living on the edge of a National Register park dramatically increases the amount of funds that come into the area and the speed with which they are transferred. The delisting of any historic property only hurts the citizens of a community and the future generations who can benefit from preserving something that defines who we are as a people.

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Posted by Missye Bonds on 04/15/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “New downtown Colorado Springs tourism project shot down

We all know right wing nut job anschut and all his developer buddies just want to own this city. Till the people of Colorado Springs learn to not vote for the R on the ballot and look at the person or persons and then vote, maybe the city will survive.

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Posted by Norbert Pirri on 04/15/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

Once again the Air Force is it's own worst enemy. Web are now over 800 Fighter Pilots short, with the nmber projected to grow. A standing joke in the Fighter Squadrons is "What is the difference between a Fighter Pilot and a homosexual? A homosexual has a future in the Air Force"

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Posted by baghwan on 04/15/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields planning continues, county pact still alive

Thank you for reporting this Pam Zubeck and the Independent.

It is just so. Save Cheyenne's appeal has legs and the Broadmoor knows it.

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Posted by Mur on 04/15/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council: Let's take a closer look at campaign finance

Was a new record set by Lathen and Jack for the most amount spent for candidates to lose? For what Colorado Springs Forward is spending, they could be buying up prime ocean-front property in Nebraska.

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Posted by R Wehner on 04/15/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council: Let's take a closer look at campaign finance

...Ahh to have two hypocrite Christians in the same SCANDAL , Amy Lathen and soulless Sarah Jack. Yes they represent dark money that has a hidden agenda that only benefits themselves..... GREAT ! . They do not believe in a Democracy they believe Billionaires should be able to control the masses for their benefit only. We have seen the greedy "Bully of the Broadmoor" steal Strawberry Fields from the public, having $10 Billion , being 46th on the Forbes richest Americans list is not enough. He steals from the poor using shills like Lathen and Jack. Fellow Citizens let us FOREVER bury DARK MONEY CANDIDATES in this town !!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 04/14/2017 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Besides Nor'wood, one other 'entity' submitted an undocumented bid for downtown land

Afraid Jim Mullen is telling it like it is.

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 04/13/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Tax resisters see movement grow in Donald Trump's America

Tomorrow Friday April 14 we will hold signs and pass out leaflets concerning the amount of tax payer money going to the military (about 50%). We'll be at the downtown Post Office from 12 -1. See you there. Spread the word. For more than 40 years there has bee a similar gathering in Colorado Springs.

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Posted by Gopher on 04/13/2017 at 4:44 PM

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