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Re: “Reader: These times call for public transit

The hyperloop will speed things up considerably. However, the hyperloop will be a product of capitalism. Perhaps you can seize it after it is built. Then you can set the price according to your whim and NOT according to market demands.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by XX YY on 12/04/2017 at 5:04 AM

Re: “A cyclist's appeal to drivers

Right on, Greg Thornton!! My husband and I moved downtown for the joy of being able to use our bikes as transportation, in addition to our long history of recreational riding. We are thrilled to see the progress being made in bike lanes and trails, providing greater safety for cyclists, and smoother sailing for motorists. As I see it, the only thing missing is basic manners. If youre driving a car, watch for cyclists; if youre riding a bike, watch for cars. Simple as that. Bonus points if you smile and wave.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Amy Louise on 12/03/2017 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Stir Coffee & Cocktails’ strengths lie in its coffee shop roots

I've been to Stir on several occasions and ALWAYS find it very satisfying - to the friendly staff, to my favorite chicken salad croissant sandwich - it never has disappointed. Hardly mediocre, and the books are very real. Sad to read a review that is sub-standard at best, giving very little credence to the unique atmosphere and fun, friendly folks who work there.

Can we give a bad review to the review and a high five to Stir?

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bobbie Veteto on 12/03/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Dab Lounge closed after police execute search warrants

Umm as the owner of The Dab Lounge, let me just say Im not a criminal or a thug thank you very much. I ran a comedy club with weed. I didnt criminalize or act all thugged out at any point. Who are you again? You know, since you know all the club owners Im just curious.

Posted by Dan Goodman on 12/03/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “In the age of #MeToo, a good man is hard to find

Before we start falling too hard into the despondency of where the "good guys" are, let's perform a bit of a thought experiment. Replace every instance of the words "man", "guy", or "male" with "Muslim" and modify this to be a piece on Muslim acts of terror.

"The more good Muslim or peaceful the accused, the harder the blow. It really may be ALL Muslims. Are there any good Muslims out there?"

Now see how much you enjoy this logic of yours.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pat Holden on 12/03/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “A cyclist's appeal to drivers

Thank you Greg for Taking the time to write a commentary on this subject. I was not aware there was such disdain and contempt from some of our fellow citizens regarding cycling in this town. Hopefully your well thought out and nicely articulated commentary will be taken to heart and enlighten us all to the benefits of supporting a cycling community

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tamara Fisher on 12/02/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Simply do not contest it or send money. The camera will keep quiet and refuse to identify you as the driver. in fact the camera won't say anything. No witnesses or evidence (the camera was actually working correctly?) leaves only the hope you show up with the photo and then you will be intimidated into ponying up $75.
Imagine, someday a camera can send you to a private prison without a trial because there will be mandatory minimums but maybe you can make a deal and provide photos of other people appearing to be speeding or jaywalking. But to whom?
Curious to know the last time they had red light cameras how many captured on film the deadly collisions?
How many places are eliminating traffic signals completely and finding that collisions stopped and traffic flowed much more smoothly since people had to start watching out for their own asses for a change? If public safety is what they really want then try it. If it is cash they want then keep up the good work and the bad roads. And why is it when I travel the posted speed limit cars bunch up behind me? Doesn't make me feel too safe.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/02/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “In-N-Out Burger announces Colorado Springs location; people freak out

I just hope they plan on initially opening enough stores in the springs. Can you imagine the hell that would ensue if they initially opened only a single location?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jon Hansen on 12/02/2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Ugh! These evangelicals seem to have a hard time determining which politicians have moral integrity. Their leaders tell them to support the likes of Donald Trump and Roy Moore, and they just follow along like good little sheeple..... sigh! Such faithful Republicans, they seem to think if the candidate has an R behind his name that must make him a good Christian. You hardly need Faux News to manipulate this bunch!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 12/02/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Hells to the yes! Bring them back! Then watch the ACLU and whiny snowflake libtards lose their minds!!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 12/02/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

I'm confused as to why this article is implying that Dobson recently endorsed Roy Moore...

Dobson's endorsement was in August and the audio clip attached to this article is from September... before any of the accusations against Roy Moore occurred ( Furthermore, it was a TV ad, not radio as the article states.

Finally, Focus on the Family isn't a church, unless the author was just trying to be snarky?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by KentonB on 12/02/2017 at 2:32 AM

Re: “The mass eviction at Emerald Towers Apartments is just the tip of the iceberg

Denver Realty Group is demanding Residents at Rosewood Apartments in Downtown Colorado Springs pays $1300.00 per month in this crime ridden part of town

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Posted by radical 1 on 12/02/2017 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

Short cycling lights? Really? Haaaa!!

The underlying problem is that some people think they are better than others and deserve a privilidge to endanger lives by running lights.

Lets give them a reality check.

Fine them. Take their license away. Driving is a privilidge and we each owe the other the respect to be safe and cautious in our driving. In our attitude, in our lives.

For crying out loud....

Dave :-)

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by William David Beadles on 12/01/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Dobson sold his soul to the political devil long ago. The man is a perfect representation of pseudo-Christianity and frankly doesn't deserve the press you guys give him.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Zen on 12/01/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Lifetime state parks pass for seniors

Just to balance... with a single visit to Rocky Mountain state park rising to $80, $175 (at least for Colorado) is a frocking giveaway. If you are in the old farts category I doubt that $175 is going to break your bank

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Selway on 12/01/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

" If the city wants to reduce red light violations and accidents then it should stop short-cycling the signal lights."

The city doesn't "short cycle" the lights. The author is just one of those people who thinks he knows more about city traffic engineering than the actual qualified and certified engineers. The fact is that red light running is damn near a religion in Colorado Springs and it has everything to do with the drivers, not the traffic lights. People here are always trying to "beat the red" when what they should be doing is slowing down and stopping. And it doesn't matter how long the yellow phase is, they just keep coming through. There is even several seconds between when the crossing or turning traffic gets the red and the green goes on, but people repeatedly will run the red even after the other traffic has gotten a green -- meaning they have had a red for several seconds.

Put the blame where it really lies -- crappy drivers.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Odin on 12/01/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “In-N-Out Burger announces Colorado Springs location; people freak out

Great, exactly what we need... another mediocre burger chain and another ho-hum California business that we were doing just fine without. If you want California businesses, move to California.

8 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 12/01/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

This is why I left the church.

Congrats theocrats -- when I grew up with you, you passed out little Bibles and hoped to get visitors. Now you're doing...this.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Judith Posch on 12/01/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

@Dunfy... Terry Maketa was in bed with a number of his employees. Bill Elder is in bed with the local political establishment. Looks like it's going to be hard to get rid of him.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

"In a release, Waller said his work on obtaining funding to expand Interstate 25 where it narrows between Monument and Castle Rock was one reason he was honored."

What a terrible reason. There are so many roads in unincorporated El Paso County that are in disrepair and need urgent safety upgrades, but the county has said they can't fix them due to insufficient funding. So what does Waller do when there is an opportunity to get funding for them? He tricks the voters into giving $15Million to the State to take care of an Interstate that is their responsibility, not the county's, and the needed county repairs don't get done.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 11:59 AM

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