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Re: “Lamborn votes to give away public lands; the homeless, CSU and more

"How sweet to hear that D.T. thinks Putin's decision not to retaliate after the U.S. imposed sanctions is smart and a "great move." " -- Sally Alberts

So Sally, what you are saying is that you wanted Russia to retaliate. Nice to know.

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Posted by Odin on 01/11/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

To the generous open arms Pizza Time offer. The city's repeated deceit and name calling of the citizens of Briargate, the bike advocacy's rejection of objective discussion throughout this entire episode, and as demonstrated by this very article to continue to cast residents in a negative light by carefully abused references, I think I will have to decline your offer for open discussion because I cannot trust you. If you want trust, you have to earn it back. You betrayed me. I have always been a supporter of on road bicycles and you wouldn't even give me objective discussion in return for it. You need to earn my trust back.

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Posted by Scott 1 on 01/11/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

Mr.Bergsten is so biased in favor of bicycles that anyone who reads this article should take it with a very large grain of salt. Among the distortions that Mr.Bergsten has in this article are "vocal group of citizens". The group of citizens is actually much, much larger than the tiny group of bicyclistas who, like Mr.Bergsten, believe narrowing Research was anything more than idiotic.

Another of the distortions was, "wildly misleading information" given by Ms. Marshall. As verified by Ms Prtichard's comments above, there was no notice given to her. So, who is writing "wildly misleading information"?

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Posted by Sojourner on 01/11/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

This event was posted on the Friends of Research Facebook group. Even you think the lanes were a bad idea, get involved:

End of Demo Social

As we toast the completion of the Research Parkway buffered bicycle lane demonstration, Friends of Research and Bike Colorado Springs (BCS) invites everyone in a spirit of friendship and fellowship for an evening social at Pizza Time, Wed., Jan. 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

From a pedestrian and cycling advocacy point of view, the main takeaway from the demonstration is that the process of active listening, understanding, and transparency are essential for a successful implementation. Toward that end, let's come together and discuss how to meet the challenges that face Briargate and beyond. Clearly there is a long-felt need for having safe pedestrian and cycling routes to our many beautiful parks and award winning schools. There is no better time than now to rise to the challenge of envisioning a 21st century cityscape.

Bring your ideas and sense of optimism; we will be collecting lessons learned and ideas for a BCS after-action report that could be used for potential future projects. This event is open to public and all are welcome.

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Posted by moderateguy on 01/11/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

And folks wonder why people don't trust the media these days. Wow... not even pretending to hide his agenda.

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Posted by TheDudeAbides on 01/11/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs cancels buffered bike line experiment

We live 2 blocks from Reseach (and have for 10 years) and I never received a notice, email, letter, or saw any signs posted about this bike lane implementation. I have asked my neighbors - they didn't receive notices or information either. One day there were 3 lanes on Research, the next day poles and paint reducing traffic to 2 lanes with a dangerous bike lane appeared.

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Posted by Kerri Vann Pritchard on 01/11/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Trump's reward for tax cheats

Best of luck, President Trump. Jim Hightower, get back under your rock.

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Posted by John Howell on 01/11/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “LGBTQ community allies show support

I am disappointed with the democrat party I have been associated with and voted
For My Entire adult Life. The dem party at least as the COS INDY portrays it- stands for nothing but hormone therapy for pre pubescent teens with gender confusion. Shame the f-*** on you- i don't think 7 year olds have a damn clue who they are- I am going to withdraw myself from
The dem party- or at least
This shitty newspaper- if this is all they can focus on

Posted by KyleJS on 01/09/2017 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Homelessness vs. war, Donald Trump, working for peace, and more

Rocky...you are correct, however, Trump is more than just childish, Trump has some serious emotional issues.

I am not a psychologist, I would love to hear a non-partisan psychologist's thoughts on this, but I don't think one needs to be a psychologist to see this. You just have to have eye's, ear's and a mature brain with a mature thought process.

Trump for some reason has not matured emotionally beyond the emotional maturity of an adolescent.

This explains much, it explains why the republican debate degraded to a debate on who's wife is the hottest, or who has the larger penis.

It explains why he cannot take any criticism, why doesn't care whom it is he retaliates for criticizing him, war heroes, gold star parents, disabled individuals etc.

It explains his obsession with tweeting out his retaliation to others in an immature and disrespectful manner.

It explains when a journalist asks him why not just stop the silly war with Cruz on who's wife is hotter and going after the other's wife, his response was..."well, he started it, why do I have to stop?" Any one of us with an adolescent child knows that line very well.

We have elected to the most important seat in our government and in many way's the world a child.

In my 61 years of life, I have never seen this country in such a vulnerable way as we are now.

Our country, our democracy will not fall from bombs from Russia, China, or North Korea, if that becomes a reality, it will be Mutually Assured Destruction. We would all lose.

Our democracy will only fall if we crumble as a nation internally.

My friends, we are seeing that happen.

Our partisan polarity has become so intense, we can know longer think like adult Americans. We have become blind from our hatred for each other and to the vulnerability we are creating.

Fellow American's, unless we pull together as American's and not republicans, democrats, conservatives or progressives, we will split to a point where we can not be put back together and our nation and our democracy will fall.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 01/09/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Homelessness vs. war, Donald Trump, working for peace, and more

Hate to say it folks but its beginning to look like we all lost. Our new President is all hurt over the fact that our intelligence has proof our enemies helped him win. Aw there just trying to say I didnt legitimately win. When he should be saying I still won but lets not ever let this happen again. But wait he knows things. Right? Now we are supposed to pay for that wall he promised and expect Mexico to pay us back. Ill bet next we will here when they get there tax return they will pay us. Im going to drain the swamp but bring in the same ones that were ran out 15 years ago because they were crooks. Im going to deregulate the stock market but its not because I owe them billions. Damn people cant you all figure out we just elected the most childish man in this Country to lead us. With a shit load of childish promises. Why the hell do you think Russia was so happy he won? Biden said it correct "GROW UP" but I think it should have been aimed at the whole damn Country.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/06/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Speaking up, speaking out

I don't think Kristin understands that a "free speech zone" prohibits "free speech" unless in a designated area.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 01/04/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Homelessness vs. war, Donald Trump, working for peace, and more

Okay, I played a lot of "risk", while toking to JD. The Canuck mistook Japan for a powerful country that is not feeling suddenly lonely between Kim jong and beijing. Trump defaults on our debt...savings bonds are worthless, aaaaplus credit rating vaporized... maybe Tokyo too, keep an eye on Kuala Lampur, hehe. Anyhoo, we end up sending our pacific fleet to Yokohama, LIKE A CHUMP! Putin is stoked. China is broke. Japan is smoke. Lgbtqthcwwjd is a joke.

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Posted by kimjongbong on 01/04/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “LGBTQ community allies show support

HORRIBLE, UNIFORMED INDIVIDUALS AND ARTICLE SHOULD HAVE SELECTED MORE INFORMED LGBTQ INDIVIDUALS TO RESPOND..... AND, to use the term "lifestyle" as though being gay is something one chooses is insulting. Are you concerned? Hell, yes!!!!
Every single one of his administrative appointments is anti-LGBTQ. Some, like Betsy DeVos, Trumps pick for Education secretary, have simply donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-LGBTQ organizations. But others, like Mike Pence, his vice-president, have supported conversion therapy and signed legislation that sent same-sex couples to jail for simply filling out a marriage application. Which means that, despite Trumps apparent ambiguity on the subject, the lawmakers who support LGBTQ equality are very, very nervous and for good reason.

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Posted by Marlena Alvarado on 01/04/2017 at 5:33 AM

Re: “Who will fight for old downtown?

The article by Mr Hazelhurst (December 21) was both enlightening and necessary. The perspective he provided for the Pikes Peak region certainly applies to many areas of the country. It seems the protection and preservation of our priceless historic buildings and sites can be cyclical, victims of whimsical trends more often than not. American history will always be driven by economic forces that arent particularly sensitive to local cultural activities, marvelous designs or highly publicized associations with famous people. And yet surprisingly every era has its heroic personalities that seem to respond to a higher calling. That is the story of historic preservation. It can be the most challenging of exercises and yet the most rewarding and sustainable of all endeavors.

It is interesting to note how study after study for the revitalization of downtown Colorado Springs stresses providing accommodations for current and future young professionals. The result has often been modern high-rise condominiums near the periphery of downtown. Yet as the city moves forward in its mission to provide an inviting urban experience, and as we relentlessly pursue our long-honored infill development policy, we must as a 'community' endeavor to balance the old with the new. We need to work together to decide what older areas of town are worthy of preservation for future generations and how to allow sensitive, sustainable change to occur within these neighborhoods. Most of us now refer scornfully to those unenlightened decision makers of the past who arbitrarily demolished architectural gems (Antlers Hotel, Burns Opera House, etc.). And yet what scenario could be lurking just around the corner which would simply be a repeat of the tragedies of the past? What major housing or college or hospital or commercial complex lies maliciously on some developers drawing board? Will our descendants once again lament about our era of rampant modernization? Will they deplore our just plain sloppy stewardship regarding the city's precious past? In fairness some of our government officials have led attempts to respect the jewels of our community; they were generally able to preserve important areas while fanning the flames of the economic drivers that maintain the vitality of our city.

The Historic Preservation Alliance (HPA) serves the greater Colorado Springs area as your local historic society. Our nonprofit organization of 300+ members is part of a consortium of other voluntary, like-minded organizations existing in the Pikes Peak region whose primary purpose is to make our history available for those interested in being exposed to it. The HPA in particular provides tours of historic sites throughout the summer and a high caliber lecture series in the winter. We also lead the effort to preserve buildings and sites that are endangered or are in need of new life.

Our board understands and appreciates the article by Mr Hazelhurst, not only in the context of offering a factual history of our city, but as a call perhaps to stir the soul. Let us hope his concerns reach the ears of local officials, property owners and community leaders who have the power to take our beautiful historic city to a higher level of living while celebrating its heritage. With this hope comes the trust that they take measure of the mistakes of the past. Let us remain optimistic the public awareness Mr Hazelhurst so eloquently seeks can serve as the guiding principle in shaping this most honorable endeavor.

If readers are interested in the goals of the HPA or wish to become involved, please visit our website at www.hpasprings.org.

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Posted by arohr on 12/29/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Chancellor's perfect exit from UCCS

This was a wonderful article, for a wonderful Chancellor! Enjoy your well deserved retirement!

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Posted by Leslie Roberts on 12/29/2016 at 8:36 AM

Re: “No faith in local leaders, or Donald Trump

Kyle just proved my point. Not a thought one just jump on what ever bandwagon coming down the street. From far far left to far out there right.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/29/2016 at 6:48 AM

Re: “No faith in local leaders, or Donald Trump

Too bad you stupid old democrats. I am
A Bernie bro who voted trump. When we told you HRC corrupted the primary- you scoffed. Sleep in the bed you made, stupid shits

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Posted by KyleJS on 12/29/2016 at 12:05 AM

Re: “No faith in local leaders, or Donald Trump

Trump was elected simply because he told the people what they wanted to here. Not the truth, not reality just what they wanted to here. Hes a salesman. People are gullible and will buy anything they are told they cant live without. There will be no wall, there will be no high paying jobs, theres nothing to prosecute, the swamp wont be cleared, Coal jobs are not coming back and the trade agreements are going to do nothing more then cost us more for the goods we need. The Terrorists will attack more just to prove he cant stop them. He hasent even taken office and on the news this morning hes taking credit for the improvement in the economy forecast. Its a forecast people not reality. He has fed the ego of the voters that counted in order to feed his own. His late night tweets prove that. The few Republicans that opposed him and were insulted by him are now jumping on his wagon in hopes he can or will do something great so they can get a pat on the back. The Democrats put a person in that had way to much baggage after 8 years of every radio host telling them how bad it has been. Why do you think there was only those two running as Democrats? Were in for one heck of a ride and the only hope we have is the Vice President and the few in Congress that are Statesmen can hold it together.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/28/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Transparency and the Drake report, saving the trout, and more

Mick Ive backed you all along Ive given you your just due for your right to speak up but dude its just getting old now. We get it you didnt like Colorado Springs. Fine dont live here. I do like living here its my home and the few things I dont like or I feel need changed I advocate that change. With the problems we here in Colorado have does not make it the Hell you make it out to be. Ive been East and didnt particularly like it but I dont run it down at every drop of a hat or the people that live there. Enjoy Vermont be happy have fun and I and a lot of others will right here in Colorado. One of the great things of being American is our own personal pursuit of happiness.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/25/2016 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Transparency and the Drake report, saving the trout, and more

Phillip Babbitt's letter is a very powerful letter. It should be read by everyone who lives in Colorado Springs and should be alarming.

This letter does not surprise me, I left Colorado Springs just over two years ago because I could no longer live among you folks. I moved to Vermont, spent two years there, Vermont rocks! I then moved to Maine for an employment offer, Maine is sweet, not as sweet as Vermont, but the folks in Maine are very friendly, accepting and the coast line is amazing.

I also believe what Mr. Babbitt is saying is one of the reasons your CC Tigers has fallen from a perennial NCAA tournament team, to one of the worst in D-1 hockey.

For a young person, Colorado Springs, the nasty right wing religion, the hatred of gay and lesbian folks that is so widespread does not seem like a fun place to live or go to school. So, young hockey talent is going elsewhere.

What young person wants to move to a city where they are going to be bombarded with extreme right wing comments, having to see open carry guns all over the place and having your right wing religion (it's not Christian) shoved into their faces. Just look at what is going on at the Air Force Academy.

Young people who do go to school there like Mr. Babbitt are going elsewhere once they graduate. Your town is not fun, your town and the majority of folks there are just nasty, angry folks, I didn't want to live around you folks anymore and I am 61, you are not an enlightening place where most young people like to live.

Unfortunately, I am convinced, you will not hear Mr. Babbitt as you will not hear me.

My suggestion to Mr. Babbitt and all the folks who hate living in Colorado Springs as much as I did...the northeast ROCKS!!!

People here are accepting, happy and fun to be around. It is beautiful here, you must come and see the fall foliage, and there is love here, unlike the anger and hate so prevalent in your city.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 12/22/2016 at 9:11 AM

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