Lame...$250,000 spent to educate each of these guys and they can't raise anymore money than this, or come up with a more fundable project, or look both ways before they cross the street...I believe they could file fraud charges against CC if that is all the got for their money.
"But the change Dr. James Hanson told us of then was global COOLING. That's right kiddies, we were told there was a coming ice age due to human activity." -- Stacy in Woodland Park
While I will not weigh in on weather or not humans are causing climate change -- the climate has always changed and will always change regardless of human activity -- I will point out that we are due to have another ice age. The most likely culprit will be the disruption of the "Atlantic conveyor belt" AKA Atlantic meridional overturning circulation AKA the thermohaline circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. This disruption will likely be triggered by a warming trend. Basically what this means is that both global warming and global cooling predictions could be true.
I have read all the comments above and find a majority of them attacking the Mayor's position and using suspect personal life issues (unconfirmed) as a basis for throwing rocks at his position against both recreational mmj. It seems shallow to not address the specifics of A64 and its impact on the local economy rather than the Mayor Bachs comments. Medical Marijuana is alive and well in the Springs and although it would be beneficial for my interest to support its passage, I choose not to . I beleive that we have enough dispensaries in Colorado Springs and increasing the number for recreational mmj centers to be opened after the "grace period" for mmj owners to apply for a duplicative cost for a "sister" operation (recreational mmj) is totally mind boggling.
We have Doctors for mmj referrals for those that pass the litmus test.We have a group of dispensary owners as well that follow the rules and actually have patient care in mind. I beleive we have can take two views on this and let the popular vote of Colorado Springs prevail after a public vote. Like I have voiced before, let Denver have A64 and we can watch the impact from here. Then and only then can we make an educated and informed decision.
They can be the business model that will reflect in time the benefits of A64 to us and then we choose to either remain in the MMJ regulatory framework with the 100+ dispensaries that deserve (and should be allowed) "Grandfather Clause" rights so we dont get the supply and demand chain out of balance and allow the biggest money (i.e., Denver interests) in A64 to drive these people out microeconomically .
Wake up Colorado Springs!!
Keep our existing and tax paying Dispensaries "grandfathered" in and you will gain their support and not confuse them with the A64 "new kids on the block" Another issue I must point out is that the public is not awareof; but our bread and butter comes from the "military machine" and not the "marijuana machine". Postpone..Postpone ... and watch..People who have access to mmj are doing just fine. Medical Marijuana is alive and well.
I love the MeadowGrass festival with my whole heart. You know, the heart that likes a great mix of local and national talent in a scenic setting with great food and camping, to boot. If you like live folk, bluegrass and roots music at all, you should go.
Monsanto is a corrupt and selfish corporation, ever since they claimed there was no danger to humans in dioxan...agent orange, that has destroyed thousands of veterans health, while the Monsanto board marches to the bank with their millions of dollars in profits.
Monsanto is the ugliest of an ugly American capitalism.
Indeed, who would be foolish enough to think that science has actually advanced, and become more accurate, in the intervening years?
Fashion show will have local talent and vendors present. Fun event - fundraiser.
Once again government looks to rescind the will of the people. Back, please remove your head from your ass.
"I started thinking about the commercials Morse supporters were running," -- Jill Coleman
And remember that those commercials are being partially funded by his buddy Michael "32 oz" Bloomberg from NYC.
"I don't agree with Sen. Morse on every issue but I know he cares about our community and passes laws that make sense." -- Mike Maday
The gun control laws he helped ramrod thru the Senate actually do not make sense. He flat out stated that he ignored and told his fellow legislators to ignore feedback from the community.
The talent and amazing gift (curse). Todd Snider displays is beyond impressive....an amazing man...who just seems to be class and trash with ease. Of course , now I have to find Slacker and watch it. Local chamber of commerce doesn't like it? LOL
so it seems that tt prefers that conversations be taken over by the simple minded conservatives that spend all their time on this site spewing hate and put-downs. get a life!
only a fool would confuse peer reviewed science with a newsweek article regarding a person "wondering" about something. sounds like your education was from a red state where much mis-information is distributed... on purpose.
Hear Here has been a new experience for me and one that has me coming back for more. It's warm, friendly, loving and diverse. Everyone has a smile on their face by the time they leave. I know personally it brightens my week to come and have my soul filled.
Life would be far duller without this event and it's community, my community.
Plus don't be afraid to hit the mic. I read my second poem ever written and they welcomed me to their home and made me feel like their family. I never thought I could read something so personal, thinking it was too depressing or of poor quality or that no one would understand. But they do and they will for you too.
Any discussion about dope on these pages gets quickly taken over by the dopes who smoke it and it becomes an insane and inane conversation.
Andrea - the CO2 level did not reach an "average" record last week. The only place where this was reported was at the Mauna Kea observatory in Hawaii as per this LA Times article http://www.latimes.com/news/science/scienc… if you are basing your CO2 PPM "average" on one atmospheric station THAT IS WITHIN TEN MILES OF TWO ACTIVE VOLCANOES then you are somewhat delusional. Yes, you might find some fluctuations in the CO2 level with two volcanoes spewing it out all over the place. But here is the real problem with your argument. I was born in 1968 and attended grade school during the 70's. What we got told was that man-made climate change was going to destroy the planet. But the change Dr. James Hanson told us of then was global COOLING. That's right kiddies, we were told there was a coming ice age due to human activity. Here is a Newsweek article from 1975 wondering "Is global cooling causing the recent rash of tornadoes" http://denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm I am 45 years old now. And what I hear climate change people saying is, "we know when you were a kid we told you that you had to drastically change how you live your life to avoid a new ice age. Well, we were wrong. Not just a little wrong, not just a smidgen wrong, but 180 degrees wrong. So with that in mind, we now want you to drastically change how you live your life to avoid our latest predicition. And this time we're right, promise, pinky swear." Fool me once........
Oh, and any study done by the government will be biased. The government has been lying to you about marijuana for 80 years. They just can't quit lying. They need to continue the lie to keep their funding.
Marijuana has been and always will be a part of our society regardless of any prohibition. 50 Billion Dollars a year in drug war expenses has done nothing to deter our citizens desire to smoke marijuana. The prohibition has destroyed millions of lives, while the plant has not been the cause of a single overdose, ever. You can't even say that about water.
Since sales will continue regardless of legal status, it seems that there is question before us now. Do we continue to fund the black market and cartels through underground sales, or do we regulate and tax it like alcohol? The latter is what the citizens of Colorado, and more specifically Colorado Springs voted for.
We can either do it now, or do it through a citizen driven initiative. We are fairly sick of our elected representatives that fail to represent.
I attempted to read the mess of a blog Pete K. recommended above regarding Waldorf education. My sister is a Waldorf teacher trained in Boulder, CO. She has worked in both public and private schools and believes the Waldorf schools she has been associated with offer a more humane approach to becoming a life-long learner than what the factory-assembly-line public education provides. Children are not one-size-fits all and should not be treated that way!
Jeez, gimme a break already -- what a joke, considering that the legal recreational marijuana we're talking about here is for ADULTS and if regulated the same way that alcohol is (the way WE voted for it btw) concerns about teen usage remains the same as it always has. Wish there were a requirement that our elected officials have some sort of cognitive thinking skills instead of just pushing forward with their own emotional fear-spewing and unfounded agendas.
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