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Re: “Vaqueros’ Mexican deserves a lot more attention

Was on board with this place until I went there and found shards of broken glass in my queso, upon pointing it out, the staff didn't apologize, but "as a favor to me" I didn't get charged for the queso, I was never offered an apology, a manager or anything else, mind you this was after not having a server come by to take our order until a full 20 minutes after being seated. Bad service, inexcusable practices, this place should be avoided.

Posted by Griffin J Coldiron on 12/13/2019 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Reverb

Sammy has always been Sammytown didn't change his name

Posted by Dawn Davis on 12/13/2019 at 7:53 PM

Re: “GOP elites helped create climate skepticism. They can undo it, too.

nothing like those "100 year storms" coming every 5 years... this is predicted in the climate change models... except they are even happening faster than the models predict...

freaking science deniers... stop listening to high school drop out radio personalities...

Posted by happyfew on 12/13/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

People seem to dislike STRs until they travel. Then they LOVE them.

We should remember this when considering how to best regulate this very much desired housing option.

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Posted by Owen on 12/13/2019 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Gov. Polis survives recall attempt

Nick Razo is lying about there being no Republican Party help. That is a great deal of manure he's typed.

From his comments around the news he supports white supremacists.

Posted by TruB on 12/13/2019 at 12:50 PM

Re: “GOP elites helped create climate skepticism. They can undo it, too.

Global Warming is delayed for 7 Yrs. by Solar Minimum......................by 2026 Hydrogen Fusion Electric Power
will be the common Source of Energy.................Oil-Gas-Coal will be Obsolete.

Except in China/India where the Paris Accord allows Coal until 2032.

Ref: Lockheed Small Fusion Power Project.

Posted by frank1946 on 12/13/2019 at 9:45 AM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

Oh, and I totally agree that they need to be regulated. This was not that. This is a ban of sorts and is a stricter regulation than Denver or Manitou. Shouldn't they at least have a reason?

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Posted by Ryan1 on 12/13/2019 at 9:06 AM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

It's absolutely Orwellian to write regulations and broad restrictions to deny someone of something based on the complete unsubstantiated assumption that something bad might happen. There are all sorts of businesses allowed to operate in all zones in Colorado Springs. For example, a long term rental, is a business by definition. This is exactly why we asked the city to use their own data. That data didn't support any of these changes. So, they decided to toss it. That's an issue. Again, you don't have to like STRs to take issue with the concept of making things illegal on the unproven assumption they might happen. That sort of legislating is no different than many we have seen in the past. You could look back as far as our own prohibition or the legal attempts to ban rap and rock music as some of the most basic examples of why this type of regulating is inappropriate. There should be some burden of proof on legislators to show an actual need for regulation. In this case, they chose to forego that step and rely on anecdotal stories from other cities. We heard headlines over and over throughout this process of housing crisis in NYC and shootings in California. Well, that housing crisis existed long before AirBnB in NYC, and shootings in California are nothing new. But, when you lack for evidence in your own argument, it's easy to just step around the discussion and go find alternatives. It would be like me arguing against the proposed outdoor beer garden planned for the new stadium and citing data from the Las Vegas strip as my evidence as to why it's a bad idea while ignoring every other instance of a similar situation from the history of Colorado Springs. It's ridiculous. It's illogical. And it should concern everyone regardless of how you feel about STRs.

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Posted by Ryan1 on 12/13/2019 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Bitcoin mining operation shipping containers tumble in high winds

The pictures of the leaning containers vs the lamp post on the right may have had more impact if the lamp post was actually in the picture. Probably a bad crop job by CS Indy. Nothing in the picture is plum or level. Whether the containers are actually leaning is still a question, lamp post or not.

As a photographer, I can say that shooting from ground level upwards always creates a leaning perspective illusion. Specific perspective-control lenses that shift the optical axis to compensate for the problem are used in this situation. Shooting across a squared object will never show if the subject is plumb or level. Even the concrete wall, the lines we know are plumb, level, and at 90 degrees do not appear so; they show perspective distortion making it seem seem skewed. It also seems the wall and containers are not parallel, creating further distortion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt–shift_photography#Perspective_control_lenses

That said, it is obvious that this stacking could have done much better - having a wind tople them is proof positive. As these shipping containers are designed to be stacked and be stable aboard ship at sea in less than perfect conditions, it is obvious that Chen did not stack them properly. The twist-lock stacking pins are not in evidence and should have been used. https://www.atscontainers.com/en/Products/…. That begins with a solid, flat, foundation, rather than ground-stacking willy-nilly. The fact that the foundation was not prepared properly is evidenced by the offset height of the various stacks.

Posted by kxrf on 12/13/2019 at 8:51 AM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

Melting of the Arctic permafrost, mass animal extinction, increased extreme weather, and flooding of coastal cities are related to what then? Climate change in the past has been slow enough for the living creatures to adapt and migrate, this rate of change is new and has, timeframe wise, a direct link with taking materials buried deep in the earth and moving them into the atmosphere at accelerated rates. It honestly doesn’t bother me if people cannot see the connection between those two factors but to deny they need to be addressed is just foolish. The impulse to downplay the danger is relatable and I think many scientist are trying to find a different conclusion, but all you need to do is read about what is happening around the world, reports from people living with a strong connection to their natural environment and the global trend is obvious.

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Posted by Ricci on 12/13/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “GOP elites helped create climate skepticism. They can undo it, too.

Let's just put it this way: The constant false attribution of things like wildfires and hurricanes to climate change does not help the cause of climate awareness and change. Every instance of exaggeration gives energy and proof to the climate skeptics. The base may respond to shrill hyperbole but just gives your enemies ammunition.

Editors may want to put this article in editorials or opinions section.

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Posted by kxrf on 12/13/2019 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

Having been homeless before myself, and having worked myself out of it, I have NO compassion for these wastrels who put forth zero effort to help themselves but, rather, they willingly live off the free food available for them, as well as $200,000 apartment units where they can do illegal drugs. (Who provides these illegal drugs to the residents of these $200,000 apartments?)

Since hundreds of people willfully follow this lifestyle and only 1 or 2 or a very few actually NEED any help to begin with, I am calling bull$#!+ on this..."program." It is really very simple: STOP FEEDING THEM AND THEY WILL GO AWAY IN SEARCH OF FOOD!

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Posted by XX YY on 12/13/2019 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Starburn

Good bar food and fun..great bands and have never paid a cover. Halloween is the best!

Posted by Jerri Lucia Wilson on 12/12/2019 at 7:56 PM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

You missed the point, chewbacaface and you've resorted to the straw man theory. But to answer your question, there are regulations on alcohol/bars and they are enforced. Does everyone who goes to a bar get so plastered that they crash their car into a wall? Obviously, no. But there are still laws in place to prevent people from doing so.

Yes, STRs have been around for some time thanks to sites like VRBO. I've used Airbnb and VRBO in the past and have had great experiences. But they still need to be regulated because there are bad actors that ruin it for others, just like anything else. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, I would not be too excited if my neighbors turned their house into an Airbnb because it has the potential to disrupt a neighborhood and change its character. It's not Orwellian, its private property owners actually wanting their private property rights enforced. There are zoning regulations for businesses and residential areas for a reason. If you want to run a business, then do it in an area that is zoned for it.

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Posted by greg1 on 12/12/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

Time to update that presentation Andres and you are not a scientist.

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Posted by TruB on 12/12/2019 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

I am so proud of those who are working hard on this issue and who actually care for people experiencing homelessness. If you don’t know them, you might not see the full picture. There are so many ways to get involved and help. It is a complicated issue and one that can not be put into assumptions if we want the good work to continue being done.
Because this issue is so broad and complicated, I congratulate those who are doing the daily work required. I will continue to support those who are working hard to see and make change not only in community but in the lives who are experiencing homelessness. If people continue to overlook the good that is being done, I think the effort will continue to be as diffcult and time consuming as it is. Blaming does nothing for anyone. But volunteering, praying, and supporting those who are doing something goes a long way.

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Posted by elleg on 12/12/2019 at 3:34 PM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

You city council dummies want more money???????? THEN LEGALIZE REC WEED IN COLORADO SPRINGS AND COLLECT THE TAXES!!!!!!!!! all our tax money is going to other cities because your too stupid to act!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/12/2019 at 1:27 PM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

I think we make a mistake when we say anybody is entitled to an opinion on climate change. That's like saying, "I have cancer, but I'm going to ask my friends and legislators what they think I should do." No, everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.

The facts are clear on this, and we err when we suggest an ignorant statement - firmly believed - is as valid as facts agreed on by scientific consensus.

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Posted by Warren Epstein 1 on 12/12/2019 at 1:03 PM

Re: “De'Von Bailey dominates City Council meeting Dec. 10

Wow Katy...the fact that you dont understand the fear POC have with law enforcement is just the tip of what is wrong with ignorant white people opening their mouth and thinking what they say holds water. So the 17 year old that lives with me SHOULD be scared of law enforcement? Why is that? Hes not a criminal..he doesnt even skip school... but I can tell you for a fact he doesnt trust law enforcement, at all. The way my son and him feel about the police is completely opposite and I guarantee it has everything to do with their skin color. Everything.
Id also like to know how Lytle is the most racist person you know? You know how racism works, correct? Another mistake white people make is calling black people racist when its about fighting oppression and creating equity....FYI, its not the same.

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Posted by TLynn on 12/12/2019 at 11:47 AM

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