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Re: “UCCS secretly photographed students to advance facial recognition technology

As a past student of Dr. Boult's I have to say that the allegations against him are trash. I witnessed numerous students complaining about their grades while not actually doing any of the work. The entitlement amongst students at UCCS is ridiculous. If a class is hard they complain.

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Posted by Martin Teran on 05/23/2019 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Pueblo jury awards $2.8M to paralyzed man

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Re: “MeadowGrass, Territory Days kick off summer’s music

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Posted by rixuk on 05/23/2019 at 12:00 PM

Re: “More necessity than “accessory”

"And if a homeowners association doesnt like the idea of ADUs, it can vote to opt out of the ordinance. So theres still autonomy for those neighborhoods. "

I live in an HOA, so I'm quite happy about this. However, it seems unfair that it's not an option for those who have no HOA to also opt out. Just as with the bike lanes, I'm skeptical that the zoning change that would allow ADUs in current single family areas has the support of a majority of Colorado Springs homeowners and voters.

Posted by gyrogearloose on 05/23/2019 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Debate rages over easing restrictions on granny flats and cottages

I don't understand what's wrong with allowing neighborhoods to opt in or out of the ADU ordinance with a vote.

Just as with the bike lanes, the ADU issue impacts many in a way that they view as negative. It should therefore be tested with a vote rather than imposed unilaterally by the relatively small group that created PlanCOS.

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Posted by gyrogearloose on 05/23/2019 at 11:19 AM

Re: “UCCS secretly photographed students to advance facial recognition technology

Uhhh.... do people really not know how many times every day they are video recorded or photographed? Most every store has video recorders. People have dashcams in their cars. There are security cameras all over downtown. And you can bet that UCCS has more cameras running than this one!!!

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 05/23/2019 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs scores so-so in parks

Colorado Springs has quite possibly the most glorious natural backdrop of any comparable city in the nation .... and yet half of the cities in the country do better by their citizens' parkland. Our current Parks leadership has placed a good deal of money and emphasis on high-profile marketing of our parks beyond the borders of our city. Yet, oddly enough, one doesn't see marketing amongst the criteria TPL uses to judge the success of a park system. Parks don't just look good. They contribute mightily to the mental and physical wellbeing of those people locally for whom they are put in place. Where exactly does the buck stop on this failure-by-half to serve the men, women and children of Colorado Springs? There's no excuse for this city not to be sitting right at the top of those TPL ratings.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Donna Strom on 05/22/2019 at 11:39 PM

Re: “UCCS secretly photographed students to advance facial recognition technology

Mandy, I'm sorry but this allegation is totally false. Dr. Boult is the acting department chair and dealing with complaints from students is one of his many tasks. Knowing this situation, the student in not even in Dr. Boult's class for one. Complaining about a grade when there have been repeat offenses is crazy. I have known Dr. Boult for years and worked with him in various environments. He is completely fair to all. The level of work he does is tremendous and has done collaborations with companies/universities/organizations like Google and Notre Dame to name a few. He is the smartest and most humble person I have ever met. I personally believe your comment is absurd.

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Posted by Steve15 on 05/22/2019 at 10:42 PM

Re: “UCCS secretly photographed students to advance facial recognition technology

Dr. Boult is one of the most caring, intelligent, and patient teachers that I've ever had! It gives me great comfort that one of the world's greatest minds in this field is helping ensure that extra precautions are taken to improve the safety and effectiveness of this inevitable technology.

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Posted by Jono Schwan on 05/22/2019 at 10:38 PM

Re: “All aboard to pick a new bus station

So I guess the city scrapped the idea again? No new developments on this issue in 3 years.

Posted by Karl Stolle on 05/22/2019 at 10:20 PM

Re: “UCCS secretly photographed students to advance facial recognition technology

This Dr. Terrance Boult also recently harassed a senior at UCCS, threatening him with legal action to the fullest extent of the law after the student indicated he was going to seek external input about a grade dispute. He also, in email, threatened to review the students previous work and regrade it for a worse grade, should the student not send a written apology within 15 days. Pretty sure that is very unethical, and I have a copy of the email in question. Tsk tsk tsk... my guess this stuff doesnt skim the surface of what this guy has been up to.

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Posted by Mandy Riggle on 05/22/2019 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Tarana Burke on race, violence and #MeToo

"By the way, the movement isnt a witch hunt, she says, with a list of men we are trying to take down.

Curious statement. Why not? If the whole movement is supposed to be about stopping this violence against women, why are we not making our main focus the people who are doing it? Like gun violence, we seem to be making the focus the guns, and not the criminals who are committing the crimes. Why?

Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 05/22/2019 at 9:53 AM

Re: “The guru of groovy

Did Gia-fu do psychodrama as well as tai chi at Still Point on bear creek road in the Santa Cruz mountains in California?
Or were the two Harvard students I gave a ride up there from Los Gatos putting me on, as it were?
I was young and green, asking a lot of questions. I told them about the MidPeninsula Free U and the Psychodrama Workshop lead by Stanford postdoc fellow Vik Lovell, to whom Ken Kesey dedicated his book One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
They must have been reflecting me!
What else?
Can you shed some light on this?
Thx in advance.
Best, Frances Blasquez Perren, one of Viks clients and devotees.

Posted by Frances Blasquez Perren on 05/21/2019 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Point-in-Time count shows homeless population leveling out in Colorado Springs

The "Quarry"; formerly a nice wooded area; now resembles a strip mined piece of raped earth.
Small bits of trash everywhere; basically a field of dust and blowing trash.

Please try the unsupervised social experiments in your own town of Manitou next time.
The long time neighborhood folk, the 80903 people, the people that live in the area; ... yeah. Kinda did a long term destruction on what used to be a nice part of Mother Nature.
She's gone now. All the cement and concrete won't be bringing her back again. Ouch. Concrete Ouch.

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Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 05/21/2019 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Springs Rescue Mission residents prepare for construction careers

OK, two. Out of like; a hundred or more of Nevada and Mill Street do nothings?

So many people; nothing to do all day long. Still no time to pick up any of the trash in the area, clean the streams, the woods, the bike path.

Nah, time to hit up Dorchester; hang out; toss a few more beer cans around; then head back to bunk up for the night.

Two. Out of hundreds. Small.

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Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 05/21/2019 at 9:27 PM

Re: “2017 Best Of Colorado Springs Food, Drink and Nightlife

very good venue I love it.

Posted by pnjsharptech on 05/21/2019 at 1:13 AM

Re: “ADU ordinance: What to know

Proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance versus existing Zoning Code
1. COUNCIL MUST VOTE NO ON THE ADU ORDINANCE

2. One recommendation for the proposed ADU Zoning Ordinance is: The City should have a mechanism by which property owners in R and R1-zoned neighborhoods can organize, establish their boundaries, and then determine whether to allow or restrict ADUs within those boundaries.

3. BUT WAIT: THERE ALREADY IS A MECHANISM FOR ADUS REZONE!!

4. THIS ADU ORDINANCE IS PURELY AND SIMPLY OVER-REGULATION WHICH CIRCUMVENTS THE EXISTING ZONING CODE!

5. IF A OWNER WANTS TO CONSTRUCT AN ADU IN AN R OR R1 ZONE, THEN THAT OWNER MUST REZONE THE PROPERTY OR MOVE TO ANOTHER ZONE THAT ALLOWS ADUs.

6. COUNCIL MUST FOLLOW THE EXISTING ZONING CODE AND DO NOT DISENFRANCHISE ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE R AND R1 ZONES WITH THIS OVER-REGULATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. ONLY A FEW R OR R1-ZONE PROPERTY OWNERS PREFER DENSIFICATION, AND MOST DO NOT WANT DENSIFICATION.

7. SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE FROM THE ADU ORDINANCE ANY PROPERTIES IN EITHER THE URBAN-INTERFACE-FIRE-MITIGATION AREAS, HILLSIDE AREAS, OR GEOLOGICAL HAZARD AREAS.

8. COUNCIL MUST CONSIDER LONG-TERM PROPERTY VALUES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE CITY VERSUS DENSIFICATION: Low Density = long-term property values are maintained. Densification does not equal long-term property values. DENSIFICATION = FUTURE GHETTO

Posted by Bill Davis on 05/20/2019 at 9:15 PM

Re: “We shouldn’t need hero kids at our schools

"The law is somehow controversial. " - Mike Littwin

It is extremely controversial and for several very good reasons. But Mike, who is a staunch gun control supporter who fawns over every law Michael Bloomberg proposes won't actually LISTEN to the problems with the law as written and vehemently opposed every reasonable attempt to fix the glaring problems in the bill. He is not even remotely interested in sitting down and having an honest discussion.

"The red flag law wouldnt have affected the STEM shooting. The police say the shooters weren't on their radar."

The shooters did not own any of the firearms, so it is unlikely the law could have been applied even if the shooters had been on their radar. But thanks for admitting that this would have been yet another case where the myriad of gun controls that have been passed, failed or would have failed.

" In Colorado, you have to be 21 to own a handgun. "

False! The ages for owning/possessing in Colorado are 18 for handguns and no age requirement for long guns. The ages for purchasing FROM A DEALER are 21 for handguns and 18 for long guns. Legally, the age requirements for a PRIVATE transfer are the same as those for owning/possession; however, the Universal Background Check law requires that many such transfers go through a dealer, therefore the dealer age limits are in play even though NO ONE in the Colorado legislature ever voted on raising the age limit -- the exception being transfers to family members.

"Well learn someday how they got the guns."

Like the Sandy Hook shooter, they stole them from a parent.

" Always, guns."

Always, violence. Quit focusing on the object used. We have been focusing on the object for 85 years now and yet we keep having problems. One day, hopefully soon, Mike and company will wake up and realize that focusing on the object rarely works.

"Theres no waiting period in Colorado. "

Waiting periods are huge fallacy which do very little good and have been shown to actually do harm. It is exceptionally rare that a firearm is used in a crime within the first 30 days of possession.

"The fact that police stormed the building within minutes is a reflection of the post-Columbine training "

It is a reflection of post-Columbine THINKING and MINDSET. The previous thinking and mindset were to wait for reinforcements and try to negotiate. We also shifted the mindset from "hide", to "run, hide, fight". While "run, hide, fight" might save some lives, the better answer is "fight, run, hide". The best way to get the shooter to stop shooting is to counter them with force. In shooting after shooting, this is exactly what happened. But, Mike and company would rather be sheep.

"These are people who apparently havent looked at any data, like the 2006 study from the Rand Center on Quality Policing, which found that cops involved in a gunfight hit their target wait for it 18 percent of the time. "

Ignoring the studies, including by Rand, that armed citizens who respond have a higher hit percentage and lower miss percentage than do cops. But, that doesn't fit Mike's narrative.

But then again, I would expect little else from Bloomberg's mouthpiece.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 05/20/2019 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Trump: Making America Xenophobic again

Bob:

" The Independent is the playbook and diary of the hopelessly arrogant and purposely misinformed."

Yet you read it. Regularly. And you engage with it. Does that make you "hopelessly arrogant and purposely misinformed"?

Or is it just old fashioned masochism for you?

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Posted by Bill W. on 05/20/2019 at 6:09 AM

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