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Re: “Looking for common ground on sidewalks downtown

I call BS. Seems like a cliche thing to say to gain sympathy. People, especially Catholics and christians are so gullible and so easily taken advantage of...like the catholic that commented here. Guess what dummies? Many of these so called homeless actually choose the lifestyle because it is easier than having to work. Many are smart enough to have a good story that pulls at the heart strings and immediately guilts you into feeling sorry for them. There are really sick people with mental illness that live on the streets and it pisses me off that completely capable people are choosing this lifestyle and draining resources from those that actually need them. You can't help others if you can't even help yourself. I was raised Catholic, school and all and I can tell u that Catholics are taught to LOVE everyone, especially the outcasts. We took in a gay student because he was rejected by his parents and no, he wasn't Catholic. I am all for helping those in need but we need to stop being so gullible and such suckers. And stop beating up on Christians. There are a lot of horrific acts being carried out in the world right now and it isn't at the hands of Christians. The Palestinians and Israelis are practicing tribalism, the oldest form of racism and are dead set on killing each other and bringing the rest of the world down with them.

Posted by 2B free1000 on 08/20/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Polling convinces city leaders to decide now, not later, on stormwater issue

If you believe any solution works or is the right solution you can vote for this proposal. However, its equity and parity is totally out of synch with what occurred. Developers made tremendous profits off our city's inability or unwillingness to hold them accountable to known stormwater stances. Take the time to read the EPA's lawsuit and it will be clear the citizens were not the primary beneficiaries of these costs. We can take responsibility for roads and bridges and our own driveways but the differences are more than $5 per dwelling and $30 per acre when adding up the total damage vice profits. The citizens are clearly bearing the brunt of this situation and this should be called the "developer's tax" rather than a stormwater fee. Go back to the drawing board, re-balance this measure and present a fair and equitable plan. That has less to be determined (TBDs), slows future development until we can correct our current problems and demonstrates how future costs will be allocated between citizens and commercial interests. You do realize these systems must be maintained like our streets! Don't vote for this blank check!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by wpmurrayIII on 08/20/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Conservation group targets Lamborn

I'm all in favor of booting Lamborn, but have yet to see a candidate to replace him who I like.

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Posted by gyrogearloose on 08/20/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods wants retail marijuana in the Springs

We need this to happen in Colorado Springs. Not only have the revenue, but also put an end to these "speak easy" places where people buy rolling papers for $30 and are "gifted" recreational marijuana.

Posted by ColoradoSpringsCitizen on 08/20/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

Mr. Beadles Ignoring them sure hasent worked. Exposing them may.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/19/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

Are we not putting wind in the sails of these groups by plastering them all over every media format????

Posted by William David Beadles on 08/19/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “New downtown Colorado Springs tourism project shot down

"...not viable without a significant infusion of local taxpayer money."

Given that the city is crying that it doesn't have enough money to take care of infrastructure without a special road maintenance tax, and now another attempt at a stormwater tax, they shouldn't have even considered this project.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Randall on 08/18/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Coordinated evacuation amid Waldo fire? Not hardly

Good article. And I agree with Jay Whynotaskme.. the line firefighters did a great job.

But the city leadership? Terrible. Remember, this fire was being managed by a Federal Type I Incident Command Team. The city was not in charge. Except.... for those areas inside city limits. The egos of the CSFD leadership got in the way, and they told the incident command group that the city would be in charge of anything on their "turf." They turned down an offer to start a back burn along the western flank of the city that, if done right and soon enough, may have avoided a lot of loss. And, because they do NOT have the experience that the Type I team has, they made poor decisions. What a shame...

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Posted by Mike Randall on 08/18/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs mayor is glad resort turned away a white supremacy conference

"...in a city that has often drawn attention due to its ultra-conservative bent and intolerance of LGBTQ issues."

Not sure I can agree with that one. El Paso County is not nearly as conservative as it once was. And I have many LGBTQ friends who have not expressed to me any fears of living here. This county is much more welcoming than many more rural communities.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 08/18/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

The event actually received LART monies to help offset some of the event costs such as police, barricades, etc. LART is tax collected from those staying in hotels and renting cars so pretty much paid for by tourists.

Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 08/18/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

Whatever the event organizers paid the City towards hosting this event I guarantee it did not come close to covering the full cost of involvement by COS, CSPD, CSFD and CSU staff and resources required to sponsor this event. A full financial accounting would be interesting - not "fees" for services but actual breakdown of all stages from pre-planning through mop up and after action assessments of all personnel hours involved.

It also would be beneficial in analyzing the financial impacts to the community to collect data on lost income and wages to the Westside and downtown business owners who were not profiting from this event.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rms on 08/18/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs mayor is glad resort turned away a white supremacy conference

Don't forget that a few thousand of us also signed a petition asking the resort to decline this booking as well.

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Posted by Larry Ganz on 08/17/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

Taxpayers didn't pay for police/fire. It was paid for by the event itself.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Holmes on 08/17/2017 at 6:12 PM

Re: “The French Kitchen offers stellar baked goods, useful cooking classes

I agree with the post above. Not necessary for an article about food.

Posted by Sandy Ri on 08/17/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Doll Skin go from butchering Barbies to emoting like Alanis

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Re: “Kid Cudi, Gwar, and an orchestral Evanescence on sale Friday

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Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

Standing with the president on this issue is deciding against science (and it's real, proven, science, regardless of claims from the chief birther), against the opportunity to develop solutions, and against new industries and trade, against the very people a Mayor is elected to represent.
The destructive effects of climate change will not be mitigated by waiting on decisive action from a our national leaders, but by an overwhelming multitude of communities deciding to find solutions and to mutually benefit from them.
Because all of us are smarter than the few, or the one of us.

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Posted by rangesaf on 08/17/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Whirlyball closes for repairs after extensive water damage

We had a great time here with my family. Sad to hear they had to close for renovation. https://www.sandiegowaterdamagesd.com/

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Posted by Gwen Sarmiento on 08/17/2017 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Charlottesville and the shattering of America

Thank you for this writing.
We are in a disturbing time.

Posted by TruB on 08/16/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

The Mayor was correct in saying he cant stop a private company from allowing a group like that assemble there. However we the people can with our dollars and support. The best thing to come out was the petition to stop it and the members saying they would leave if that group came. Im very proud of the people of my home town for standing up. From what I heard they canceled there reservation. YEA SPRINGS

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/16/2017 at 5:02 PM

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