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Re: “FoodMaven could do more harm than good in the fight against food waste

Worth noting Food Maven does not/will not/cannot sell direct to the public. They supply restaurants, who are facing increases in food costs without ability to raise prices do to market thresholds, schools, institutional food service, and other places that food costs at a large scale is an issue.

They also give a TON (or should I say tons?) of food to local food kitchens, food banks, and other nonprofits who feed those who are going hungry on a daily basis. In Southern Colorado I heard a number around 25,000 people each week don't get to eat 3 meals a day or even every day.

Food Maven is taking food from places like Safeway, King Sooper's, etc... who'd normally let the food go to waste and in some cases literally throw away perfectly good food. They are then selling it to our local restaurants at a killer price that can help them get the margins they need to stay in business.

I don't see this hurting Mike's business. I will always go to a local burger joint for my local burger, and if a model like Food Maven allows a place like say McCabe's get it's buns & fries cheaper for my burger so they can make a profit and still afford to offer a premium product like Callicrate beef well so be it.

Posted by Jon Severson on 04/12/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Rep. Doug Lamborn announces town hall meetings

The House takes off for two weeks, during which Lamborn will spend a scant 5 hours, over only three work days, meeting with the Constitutents of his Congressional District. What a guy.

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Posted by asawatcher on 04/12/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “City Council's first challenge: How to make an immediate difference

Nice wish list. All cost money.
Nothing about creating jobs and expanding revenues?

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Posted by R Wehner on 04/12/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Johnny B's

Anyone know what happened to Johnny B's? I was sad to see they were no longer open but the signs are still up so I'm hopeful they're coming back.

Posted by Jeff Duncan on 04/12/2017 at 9:48 AM

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

Tax protests in Colorado Springs:
https://youtu.be/yZF6uYlcKyU
https://youtu.be/rqiquK1A7SQ
https://youtu.be/onFF1kkooNk
This year there will be a local march being coordinated with a national march demanding Trump's tax returns: http://taxmarch.org/
facebook.com/events/103040433572149/

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Posted by Bill Burns on 04/12/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

In his initial post, Odin claims that Planned Parenthood is, "A company which was founded by a proponent of eugenics who thought minorities, especially blacks, and people with mental disabilities should be sterilized."

According to Wikipedia, Sanger believed in the 'need to limit births by those least able to afford children." No mention of sterilization, as opposed to other forms of birth control, and no singling out of "minorities, especially Blacks." In fact, "she rejected race and ethnicity as determining factors. Instead she stressed limiting the number of births to live within ones economic ability to raise and support healthy children."

Odin implies that Sanger is a racist, yet Wikipedia reports, "Sanger worked with eminent African American leaders and professionals who saw a need for birth control in their communities. In 1929, James H. Hubert, a black social worker and the leader of New York's Urban League, asked Sanger to open a clinic in Harlem. Sanger secured funding from the Julius Rosenwald Fund and opened the clinic, staffed with black doctors, in 1930. The clinic was directed by a 15-member advisory board consisting of black doctors, nurses, clergy, journalists, and social workers. The clinic was publicized in the African-American press as well as in black churches, and it received the approval of W. E. B. Du Bois, the co-founder of the NAACP and the editor of its magazine, "The Crisis." Sanger did not tolerate bigotry among her staff, nor would she tolerate any refusal to work within interracial projects. Sanger's work with minorities earned praise from Martin Luther King, Jr., in his 1966 acceptance speech for the Margaret Sanger award."

So, what is the basis for Odin's accusations? Again, Wikipedia provides an answer: "Sangers view of eugenics was influenced by Havelock Ellis and other British eugenicists who held that environmentally acquired traits were inherited by ones progeny. Sangers view put her at odds with leading American eugenicists, such as Charles Davenport who took a racist view of inherited traits. She continually rejected their approach." It appears that Sanger's difference of opinion with other prominent eugenicists was too subtle for Odin to comprehend. Instead of reading up on her actual opinions, he read up on eugenics in general and attributed to Sanger the worst that he could find. (I am assuming that Odin did his own original research, although it is quite possible he merely repeated inaccurate information from a biased source.)

Furthermore, "In personal correspondence she expressed her sadness about the aggressive and lethal Nazi eugenics program; and donated to the American Council Against Nazi Propaganda. In addition, Sanger believed the responsibility for birth control should remain with able-minded individual parents rather than the state, and that self-determining motherhood was the only unshakable foundation for racial betterment."

One final note: "Due to her connection with Planned Parenthood Sanger is a frequent target of criticism by opponents of abortion, although Planned Parenthood did not begin providing abortions until 1970, after Sanger had already died."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/12/2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

Yes, indeed, Jefferson was flawed, but my point is that Margaret Sanger was likewise a flawed individual. And just as Jefferson's flaws do not reflect badly on the nation, Sanger's flaws do not reflect badly on Planned Parenthood.

Ironically, Sanger's belief in eugenics did not result in any attempt to enforce those principles in American society, whereas Jefferson's belief in the equality of men did nothing to prevent the enforcement of slavery in American society.

I think we both have a balanced picture of Jefferson. I suggest we spend more time reading up on Sanger.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/12/2017 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

Jefferson was flawed. No doubt about that. He was an idealist who failed to live up to his ideals, a common enough failing for which the haters of hypocrisy will not forgive him. But he was not, as the NYT article is titled, The Monster of Monticello. But being a Virginia planter with a large estate, one requiring hundreds of workers, a plantation whose income did not exceed expenses, and a big spender who was continually in debt due to his indulgence in the good life, he needed, as did his fellow plantation owners, unpaid labor.

I cannot dismiss Jefferson as a hypocritical monster when he was loved and held in high regard by Adams, who was an idealist who did live up to his ideals. The biography on Adams contained a lot of information on Jefferson, as both men, while representing the U.S. in France, became close friends. The bio quotes a few of Jeffersons opinions about slaves, some of which were complimentary, some misinformed, and some demeaning, but its human nature to demean people you are mistreating in order to quiet ones conscience. Due to Jeffersons perfidy during the 1804 election, their friendship ended, but years later they reconciled and began a 14-year correspondence where the 2 old Revolutionary comrades explained themselves. The correspondence ended when both Adams and Jefferson, amazingly, died on the same day July 4, 1826. To get a balanced picture of Jeffersons beliefs and actions, reading their published correspondence is advised.

Posted by curious on 04/11/2017 at 11:53 PM

Re: “New downtown Colorado Springs tourism project shot down

I support the idea of doing great things in our community, but building a stadium is not a great idea. How could a common, ordinary, every town has one, stadium be a great idea? Nor is building a convention center a great idea. My idea of a great idea would be to build a world-class LIBRARY next to the Olympic museum to replace the under-whelming one at Cascade and Kiowa, a building which could then, since it's almost across the street from the Marian House, be converted into a haven for the homeless. And I'm OK with Jenkins making hay while the sun shines as long as he's not building his personal fortune using city tax dollars. It would also be a great idea if the citizens were allowed to vote on which, if any, of the proposed great ideas they are willing to contribute their tax dollars to pay for. Tax dollars spent on building a great downtown are tax dollars unavailable to spend on legit govt purposes, such as storm water, roads, public safety, parks, wild fire abatement, and a few other govt functions, which do not include economic development.

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Posted by curious on 04/11/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “New downtown Colorado Springs tourism project shot down

A vibrant downtown is key to a healthy community. It takes developers with vision to make a great downtown and a great city. And like it or not, it takes broad based tax revenues, and great governmental leaders, in partnership with visionary developers, to assemble the resources - financial and technical - to create something new and great. Developers know their investment will take on great worth only if they build a great community. If the Jenkins family builds a great downtown, but also gets wealthy in the process - we are all better off.

We have had decade after decade after decade of opposition to doing anything great. Generations have passed with nothing meaningful done to our downtown. All the while we watch Denver and Boulder become great cities, where people want to live, where businesses desire to locate. Now we have a great chance to move forward. The downtown stadium should be built - it should have been built 25 years ago. It won't happen - but that it to our detriment. At least, the Olympic Museum is coming in, and will be a shining star for our city,

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Posted by Cswilliam on 04/11/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

For some reason the editing program decided to remove all quotations from my last post, so I am posting it again.

You missed some of the best quotations from Jefferson, according to an article published in the NY Times by Paul Finkelman, author of "Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson." He wrote:

Jefferson told his neighbor Edward Coles not to emancipate his own slaves, because free blacks were "pests in society" who were "as incapable as children of taking care of themselves."

Destroying families didn't bother Jefferson, because he believed blacks lacked basic human emotions. "Their griefs are transient," he wrote, and their love lacked "a tender delicate mixture of sentiment and sensation."

Jefferson claimed he had "never seen an elementary trait of painting or sculpture" or poetry among blacks and argued that blacks ability to "reason" was much "inferior" to whites', while "in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous." He conceded that blacks were brave, but this was because of "a want of fore-thought, which prevents their seeing a danger till it be present."

A scientist, Jefferson nevertheless speculated that blackness might come "from the color of the blood" and concluded that blacks were "inferior to the whites in the endowments of body and mind."

Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/11/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

You missed some of the best quotations from Jefferson, according to an article published in the NY Times by Paul Finkelman, author of Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson. He wrote:

Jefferson told his neighbor Edward Coles not to emancipate his own slaves, because free blacks were pests in society who were as incapable as children of taking care of themselves.

Destroying families didnt bother Jefferson, because he believed blacks lacked basic human emotions. Their griefs are transient, he wrote, and their love lacked a tender delicate mixture of sentiment and sensation.

Jefferson claimed he had never seen an elementary trait of painting or sculpture or poetry among blacks and argued that blacks ability to reason was much inferior to whites, while in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous. He conceded that blacks were brave, but this was because of a want of fore-thought, which prevents their seeing a danger till it be present.

A scientist, Jefferson nevertheless speculated that blackness might come from the color of the blood and concluded that blacks were inferior to the whites in the endowments of body and mind.

Quoted from the link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/opinion...
.../the-real-thomas-jefferson.html

(There is something wrong with the editor for this blog, as it will not let me display the entire URL on one line, so I was forced to break it up into two lines, so readers can find it and verify it.)

Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/11/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “New downtown Colorado Springs tourism project shot down

Suthers told City Council today that "unless something miraculous happens . . . " PLEEZ - NO MIRACLES.

Of course, there's nothing stopping Anschutz and Jenkins from spending THEIR money to build whatever they want next door to the Olympic museum. But these 2 politically-well-connected big wigs have made it clear that they aren't going to build anything anywhere anytime unless they can get City Leaders to give them OUR tax dollars. Glad to see the State reject this proposed taxpayer fleecing. When the State hasn't got dollars in the budget to fix I-25 they certainly have no dollars available to squander to help 2 millionaires build a stadium, flight museum or whatever other hair-brained scheme they and other City Leaders cook up next to "revitalize" downtown COS.

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Posted by curious on 04/11/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

In David McCullough's biography of John Adams, Abigail wrote: "It (slavery) always seemed a most iniquitous scheme to me - to fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have." Both John and Abigail (Massachusett farmers), who were vehemently opposed to slavery, considered slaves to be like themselves, who were entitled, on the basis of common humanity, to the same rights as themselves. They believed that the only difference between the 2 races was the color of their skin- and nothing else.

The cruel treatment slaves were subjected to was not the primary reason for abolishing the practice. Instead, slavery was a moral issue. Those opposed recognized that the master-slave relationship was, as Jefferson - a Virginia planter and slave owner - wrote in 1785, "unremitting despotism." And, prophetically, he wrote, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever."

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Posted by curious on 04/11/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

Odin wrote, slavery "It was allowed as a compromise with the goal of eventually eliminating it." Curious wrote, "the moral issue of slavery was put on the back burner, to be dealt with later."

Yet, four score and seven years later our nation became embroiled in its most deadly war, not because Abraham Lincoln wanted to eliminate slavery entirely, but because he wanted to prevent the spread of slavery to states newly admitted to the union.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/11/2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

Odin, you did a lot of dancing around the issue and backpedaling, but you explained nothing, and you certainly never proved anything, much less that I am wrong.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/11/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

"Judging the actions of those in a position to effect policy in the 1780s by the 'enlightened' opinions of those in 2017 is not helpful." Except that I am the one describing the opinions of the 1780's and you are the one attributing to them the enlightened opinions.

If the Founders truly "generally recognized humanity of the slaves" then why did the South institute segregation after losing the War Between the States?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/11/2017 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Finding cheap internet is not easy

Hi Stacy! That's really great and detailed reporting. I'd love to write like that. So I can understand the whole deal.
I guess part of my issue is getting the channels I want and such but yes- those bundle and THOSE CONTRACTS!

But I do get it and it's a tough argument though it sounds like you went the way of the Antenna more so. Nothing wrong with that. I like what you wrote as I feel about the same.

Me- I live my Netflix, Amazon Prime (it makes sense for me as I order so much online), etc.

Thank you kindly for a great comment. I really enjoyed it and I like hearing from other corners. That's pricey on the electric. I wonder if it's not something I could help with? Either wayI thank you for your input as I am sure others di. You are speaking at a level that I do normally.

Do reach out to me if you have some area that perhaps I can give an educated opinion on. Kinda been there, done that- ya know? Take care!
brian@techpertise.com

Posted by Techpertise on 04/11/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Finding cheap internet is not easy

Did the cut the cable thing in 2008. Lived in Woodland Park. Got a broadband antenna installed from Peak Internet for $30 a month, streamed Netflix, Hulu and Cracker very well but occaisional buffering. Went to OEM parts and bought two Winegard antannae. Pointed one at Denver and one at Colorado Springs. Used R6 coaxial from Balun to receivers with Radio Shack signal booster (110 volt). In 2008 we were getting 58 stations. Mind you some were double i.e. two ABC,NBC,CBS stations, but some Indys like ION, MyTV and CW had a lot of good old shows.It was very functional. Now back in the Springs and I just don't feel the need to set that up again. Got Xfinity in three rooms and 256 internet for 130 a month. Sounds pricey until you realize that my electric bill went from $300 to $140 between Woodland Park and the Springs. My electric bill savings payes for my cable/internet with a couple bucks left over. Black Hills Energy sucks and you guys should be grateful for Colorado Springs Utilities, I know I am.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 04/11/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood exec: Gorsuch is a poor choice

"The northern states (not being agricultural)..." Where did you come up with that? One of main blocs in the abolitionist movement was the Northern farmer, who felt that the south's use of slaves gave them an unfair competitive advantage. Do you know that Connecticut is a major grower of tobacco?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/11/2017 at 5:35 PM

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