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Re: “Reader: Bike lanes equal less traffic, and it's working

Where did the traffic go if it is no longer as busy on Cascade?

Posted by Amy Middleton McCord on 09/19/2018 at 8:04 PM

Re: “House passes two bills for Colorado parks and public lands

It's a good start...I guess. LWCF should be permanently-funded, and this should've taken place years ago.

The National Parks alone are some 12.5 billion in behind in repairs and upkeep. So now we'll need another under-funded bill in 10 years after falling even further behind? This is merely another half measure on the part of Congress.

It's even less impressive when you consider that 1.3 billion per year has to be shared with BLM and BIE.

How much freakin' money - courtesy of the US taxpayer - will go into the Air Force's new B-21 bomber? Something like 100 billion dollars? How 'bout the F-35 stealth fighter? The whole program for this weapon of mass destruction is on course to cost 1.4 trillion dollars...great.

In the mean time, our national parks are still waiting for the 12.5 billion dollars cut from its budget by a Republican-dominated Congress - over and over again.

Posted by John Foster on 09/19/2018 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Traffic deaths closer to record, new Utilities chief, EPA loosens methane rules, and more news for the record

"The Community Health Partnership released its annual report on homelessness in the Pikes Peak region. Among its key findings: Most unsheltered people were last stably housed in El Paso County, contradicting the anecdote that most move to Colorado Springs "to take advantage of generous services or legal marijuana."

It's good that folks can no longer seriously suggest that the success of Amendment 64 is the reason for the sheer number of homeless in CS. Of course, anti-Cannabis activists will try and spin it some way.

"The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to loosen requirements on methane emissions won't affect Colorado directly, as the state has its own, stricter set of rules for oil and gas producers, the Colorado Independent reports. But the change could increase cross-border pollution from other states. "

Welcome to the Neo Liberal orgasm - the weakening of environmental regulations. Trump's watering down of the EPA will end up trickling & drifting into Colorado...ugg.

Thank goodness Coloradans have stricter regulations in place. Just another reason to vote "Yes" on prop 112 in November.

Posted by John Foster on 09/19/2018 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Strain review: Black Cherry Maduro

Poor indoor air quality? Transform the walls of your home into a permanent air purification system. Simply add the ionic paint additive by Air-ReNu with interior house paint and apply the blended mixture to the walls. One application will remain effective for 8-12 years eliminating offensive smoking, cat urine odors, airborne toxins.

Posted by Vincent Valle on 09/19/2018 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

509 E. Vermijo. Take a look around.
Or, check out the area West from S. Royer and Sante Fe street.
Both of these areas have huge 10 cubic yard dumpsters. Both of the areas have trash all over the place.
Not the job of volunteers to be putting trash into a dumpster that the people living right beside it won't use...

This is well charity with well intentions gone awry.

The ACLU should be making legal attempt to save Mother Nature from the horde that is living along our waterways.

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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 09/19/2018 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Ops plan directed officers in Flick shooting to identify themselves

Nothing new here. We've been saying all along that this whole op was botched, that they didn't follow protocols or common sense. One of the involved EPSO detectives has quit. The EPSO Investigations Commander has also. He shouldn't have ever been brought in to begin with. He formerly only rose to the rank of Sergeant, and not a very good one, before Sheriff John Anderson demoted him and he left in disgrace. But... Elder brought him and and made him a Commander. Speculation suggests that it was done because Elder knew that Cmdr. Hatch was present when Elder was in the home of a murdered EPSO employee way back when. Nobody knows what he did in there other than the fact that there was a long delay in calling out the investigators. The whole thing stinks.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/19/2018 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Allocation of funds to ease crime victims’ trauma lack full disclosure

"the board being unaccustomed to outside scrutiny."

Isn't that always the case? Government Boards not liking it when the public, who employs them, wants to know what they are up to?

Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/19/2018 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Reader: It's time to push back

Its silly to blame the ACLU for the homeless problems in our community. All they are saying is that laws that criminalize homelessness are not a solution. For what it costs tax payers to incarcerate homeless people for the crimes they commit, say like sleeping in a park overnight, the community could build plenty of affordable housing units. Its just that city and county governments dont want to address or spend money on affordable housing; thus, our current situation exists. Its a lot easier to blame people for their homeless state and to pass laws criminalizing homelessness than it is to step up and provide leadership on housing. The ACLU is trying to push governments to take the harder route, and that is what is needed to make a dent in the homeless problem. I mean, the City for Champions raised how many millions to build an Olympic Museum but not one dime for affordable housing to accommodate the poor people displaced by Urban Renewal? We bring this on ourselves and it is our leaders who are failing us, not the ACLU or homeless people themselves.

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Posted by prairie chix on 09/19/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Reader: Why I didn't vote for Trump

awww, the gullible trumpites sure love their p@$$y grabber.

cheeto man will win in 2020... just kidding, he will be in prison.

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Posted by happyfew on 09/19/2018 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Singer-songwriter Sean Anglum's sound advice

My thanks to Bill Forman for the opportunity to give some Sound Advice. An important ingredient to my online discovery, Bennett Wilson Poole, is the pedigree of Tony Poole as the leader of the great 70s/80s powerhouse folk-rock group, Starry Eyed and Laughing. I know that bit ended up on the editor's floor, but that cred puts the muscle in this new trio. Thanks again, Bill. - Sean A.

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Posted by Sean A. on 09/19/2018 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Reader: Why I didn't vote for Trump

Aww you dont like Trump? Nobody cares go cry into your pillow.

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Posted by Trump2020 on 09/19/2018 at 3:10 AM

Re: “Where are they now?

If my map is correct & it is being born & raised in the Springs area
Palmer high school is on Nevada ave not too far from they're House/Store
Petersons partyland was on Tejon st.
I believe they lived upstairs.And the area is In the Ivywild district.
I was a kid when they had Petersons Party Land but I do remember them and got gags vampire teeth & fake blood from the store. .My family lived a few blocks away on 1720 Ivy place.
And I went to Ivy elementary school my brothers went to Palmer high school but I think She is about 12 years older than me. You mentioned She s from
Skyway but that's a few miles west and is off of 8th.street in the Cheyenne Mountain school district.

Posted by Chris Jarvis on 09/18/2018 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Trump administration proposes historically low refugee ceiling for 2019

On September 12, the US Census Bureau made a press release and in that release reported that "The nations official poverty rate in 2017 was 12.3 percent, with 39.7 million people in poverty."

39.7 million people in poverty in this country. Until we figure out how to help out our own people, and no more of our own citizens are suffering, we don't need to be filling up the country with more.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/18/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Lamborn silent on Trump embrace of Putin

Alouette de Mer [Lette] wrote "The president is not commander-in-chief of the armed services unless during a time of war".

Your knowledge of the Constitution is lacking. The President is always the CinC of the military. He is only the CinC of the militia "when called into the actual service of the United States", which does not have to be a declared war.

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Posted by Dave H on 09/18/2018 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Reader: Why I didn't vote for Trump

Good for you i didn't vote for that orange muppet either. i just hope all his shenanigans have soured his re-election.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/18/2018 at 12:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Lamborn silent on Trump embrace of Putin

The president is not commander-in-chief of the armed services unless during a time of war, and in the Constitution war is a legal concept. A war requires a declaration of war on the part of the Congress. No such declaration of war has occurred since the beginning of WWII. The last president to legally command the armed forces was Harry Truman. Every other president since Truman has done so illegally, and accompanied by a subservient Congress and ignorant electorate more than happy to remain ignorant of the law in order to kill as people as possible in Korea, Vietnam, Near East, and many other places around the world where the U.S. military has slaughtered civilians. There have been no wars since WWII, only illegal military actions which violate the Nuremberg Accords and the Nutrality Act, as well as violate international law which was invented by the United States itself which is the biggest violator of international law. So please stop repeating and reinforcing the erroneous mantra that the president is commander-in-chief during a time of wars that do not legally exist. Without a declaration of war by the Congress, the president is NOT commander-in-chief of the armed services, the Joint Chief of Staff command the military. No soldier should follow any order of the president unless during a time of a legally declared war. And every soldier who follows the orders of Donald Trump is guilty of treason for violating their oath to defend the Constitution against all threats foreign and domenstic, as if anyone in the military even reads the Constitution at all. Stop spreading fake news. The president is not currently commander-in-chief of the armed services.

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Posted by Alouette de Mer [Lette] on 09/18/2018 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Utilities chooses new CEO

Too bad they hired another engineer. CSU has always been run by engineers instead of people who are better at thinking outside the box. The era of dam-building is over, the era of making deals with intra-state partners began a while back. The CEO job is much less about building things than it is about making deals and seeking new alternative solutions.

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Posted by Barry Noreen on 09/18/2018 at 7:44 AM

Re: “City Council passes creekside camping ban

This picture was taken just South of the old railroad bridge that crosses Shooks Run; head South from Shooks Run and E. Fountain Blvd.

Yes, that pile of trash is sitting ten feet away from Shooks Run.

Shooks Run feeds to Fountain Creek. Fountain Creek heads to well; Fountain. Eventually; all this waste trash and the feces and other trash; it is used to water our produce along the Arkansas river.

Walk South Shooks Run. Gaze upon dozens of buckets of feces; trash blowing; and native grasses stomped into fields of dust. Feel Safe?

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Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 09/18/2018 at 5:12 AM

Re: “Concrete Couch: We're making "A Place for All to Meet and Make"

Who owns all the five gallon buckets full of feces?

Where are the 80-120 homeless at the site using the bathroom?

Follow Shooks Run to the South from Costilla. Notice the 10 yard dumpster; notice all the trash in the area?

Ask yourself - with 80-120 homeless living there; why are volunteer groups needed to pick up the trash? One hundred homeless; and volunteer groups are having to pick up the trash?

Something has already gone wrong with this particular social experiment.

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Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 09/18/2018 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Reader: Why we voted for Trump, in reality

Thats why i voted for Trump too but the liberal bedwetters wont admit it.

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Posted by Trump2020 on 09/18/2018 at 12:09 AM

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