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Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

Another Reason To Vote No on 2A.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 10/25/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Centrist Project plows thousands into Manitou mayoral race

Why has the Independent mis-reported the Manitou race? Why have they backed Nicoletta in this race(THE WORST MAYOR IN A CENTURY) ? For one reason only JOHN WEISS THE OWNER of the Indy has a hard on against Ken Jaray. It's been disgusting for the Springs community to watch Philip Anshutz buy the Gazette and tilt every article for his personal agenda with no fair and balanced reporting, and now YOU JOHN WEISS have done the same thing to the Indy. Nicoletta is the worst public servant we have ever seen in Manitou. She is ignorant, so rude but has definitely graduated from the "Kelly Anne Conway School of alternative facts". The Indy (that owns the Manitou paper let her misrepresent WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON in Manitou every week with a column in the Pikes Peak Bulletin (which they own). She has refused to meet with the public on simple issues many times, has used the Police to enforce her ridiculous "rush to spend" agenda, it has taken her years to realize Manitou is a HISTORIC town when it comes to a simple repair on a historic bridge . When the citizens whom built this town wanted a meeting for a simple tree issue she called us "entitled" ( the group consisted of prior Mayors, council people, activists and caring folks). Her answer to people meeting was to pass an ordinance so 50 people meeting now need a permit and insurance to meet and protest. When informed citizens questioned the value of a $500,000 RETAINER contract with an out-of-state engineering firm she shut down public comments and threatened to have the police escort informed citizens from city hall.
DEMOCRACY IS CURRENTLY DEAD IN MANITOU , while Nicoletta has claimed "I've made Manitou Safe" Heroin is being dealt on the streets (read our police beat). She has wrapped a park in a steel fence to keep EVERYONE OUT , the only park in Colorado to do so.... a knee jerk reaction to one fight. Like Trump she has claimed to have "Fixed" everything , she Fixed the traffic issue, while this year due to her and staffs negligence Manitou has been a cluster "F" of traffic for a year and expect that for many months more.The outrageous spending agenda with out-of-state groups that have too close a relationship with specific out of tune staff have turned Manitou into a "FEMA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX" . Nicoletta has been so uncaring and non-responsive to listening to ALL public groups. She championed a "NO TOLERANCE" policy that was so misguided the Police department had to tell her it was WRONG and unworthy of their efforts. Spending is out of control on a monthly basis with Nicoletta and her team, and I ask you fellow citizens ..... should someone whom has been on food stamps recently be anywhere near a $11million dollar budget ...no way. Nicoletta has let down the community AND SO HAVE YOU JOHN WEISS , SHAME ON YOU JOHN you are out of touch with Manitou. Nicoletta has soured the community in one term that I have never witnessed in my past 42 years in town AND THE INDY WANTS TO GIVE HER 2 MORE YEARS NO WAY. Folks it's time to say NO MORE NICOLE , time to move forward with compassion and intelligence which Nicoletta has none of !!

18 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 10/25/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

When you get people like Trub the yellow bird up there THAT mad, you know you are doing something right! Rock on ladies! I will do everything I can to support you!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jessica Lawyer on 10/23/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Opioid limits are hurting some, who say they need the drugs

Yes Andy- and it does suck. No ones asks for this and likes to deal with this. It is a strict process and I walk on eggshells. I cannot even see if MJ would help me as it violates my contract.

I am not having issues walking and suspect it's tied to my spine problem.

So easy for others to make judgements on situations they have not gone through or dealt with extremes such as yourself (and me for that matter).
I am so tired of it. I do understand it to an extent. However, people should open their minds up (and hearts) and truly reflect on everyone who is affected. Should we simply take the approach of taking us less than useful individuals and drop us off in the woods as was done in the past in some ways? Understanding the full scope is very critical to this issue.

If we need more restrictions- so be it. As long as those who sadly and truly require these necessary evils can still live at least a modicum of life vs. dying from pain which I know I certainly would. I have zero interest in using needles and street drugs. I'd really prefer to have my old life back.

Good luck to you.

Posted by Techpertise on 10/21/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Opioid limits are hurting some, who say they need the drugs

Include me in the, "must haves" and being impacted by CDC guidelines/rules.

With script in hand and carefully working with my doctors, I need my opiate script just to function as nothing else works.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Andy Bohlmann 1 on 10/21/2017 at 6:06 AM

Re: “I-25 widening project eyes more funding

I was ready to vote in favor of the ballot measures to keep funding for expanding I-25, but I'm not going to vote in favor of money going to create toll lanes. That's ridiculous.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Travis Boren on 10/21/2017 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

This has been proven an absolute lie my Mikey Weinstein which he is very good at doing to make him look good. Even a pagan refutes Mikey's claims. I demand that Mikey publically renounces his statements and apologizes to all Christians - http://christianfighterpilot.com/2017/10/18/pagans-dispute-mikey-weinsteins-claims-of-forced-christian-event/

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Bob Fritch on 10/20/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

Mikey--Thank you for articulating the predatory, opportunistic, and base nature of Christian fundamentalism. And thank you for holding Lt. Gen. Silveria accountable for this clear omission of people who are transgender, lgbq, or of another faith or no faith. I personally commend your efforts and hope you continue this important work.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Emma Gabriel on 10/20/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

Bob Fritch WOW - putting your threats in writing.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 10/19/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

That CAN group sure was 'ready to be arrested'. They went to martyr themselves and been bragging about being arrested ever since. They want to be called heroes. Did they not tell Nat they want to go to trial, which is their right, because of hidden evidence? One of them paid the ticket took a year on probation. They were bragging about being arrested. One person who was on probation from the getting a ticket for the 'sit stand' protest didn't join them for that reason. Sorry Debra that the other women didn't tell you they were out to get arrested because they brag and brag and brag about it. I'm still not sure how getting a ticket is being called being arrested. You were all free to go once outside the building.

That CAN page came down fast with all the conversations about getting arrested and collecting money for the 'COS 4'. The organizers since figured they are gun toting socialists and had to re-brand because they aren't 'leftists'.

Mnchhausen Activists: A disorder wherein those feign being an ally to draw attention and sympathy.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 10/19/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

A battle has been joined between the dominionist fanatics of the right (which, 'tolerantly' includes homophobes, racists, anti-Semites - don't let the current judeophilia/Israel-worship fool you, misogynists, overt fascists & their 'alt-right' alter egos, climate science & evolution deniers) and the heirs of the enlightenment who genuinely embrace diversity, democracy, free thought, scientific inquiry, and equal rights for all as core values(the failures of our materialistic, success-obsessed, Capitalistic society to live up to those ideals notwithstanding). The societal dysfunction which currently afflicts America (and the west, in general) has resulted in a skewed quadrangular arrangement with the right wing & GOP (dominionist Christian Fundamentalists) at one corner, opposed by the Democrats (DNC/Clintonista wing, Wall Street beholden, neoliberal Capitalists, 'Red' herring obsessed, war-industry supported, which is neither 'liberal' or 'progressive'), neither of whom is capable of, or desires to deal with the realities they've created over the last decades and function only to gain superiority over the other in order to execute their own private agendas nationally & internationally absent concern for humanity or the common good. On the 3rd, and largest, corner of the quadrangle is the majority of Americans who yearn only for stability and some sense of security but who've been fed a diet of American exceptionalism and 'fake news' for so long that they no longer recognize what's real or how to sort the real from the unreal and are thus fodder for whichever of the two former groups is most able to herd them into their corner; which at present are the allies of the 'current occupant'. In the 4th & smallest corner are those who've been able to view the system with some degree of objectivity and understand that it is entirely broken with no 'savior' from either of the two main corners forthcoming but whose numbers are too small to exert any noticeable effect. History has shown us the nature of what's in store for mankind if the domionist right wing succeeds in Trumping (I use the word advisedly) humanistic values; Christian fascism as seen in the Inquisition or the Third Reich. This must not be allowed; Mikey & MRFF understand that. What might come out of our dysfunctional political system in the future is impossible to tell, but it's clear what must not be allowed. So, Silveria's failure to add Mikey's 'eight words' is, in essence, a failure to make a principled stand for the values of the enlightenment in favor of walking a tightrope in hopes of satisfying the two opposing ends of the political quadrangle. Not reassuring.

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Marshalldoc on 10/18/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

Mikey Weinstein is a vicious pile of dog crap that deserves to be stepped on and spread all over the lawn that needs Jesus as his Savior. I wonder if he is at all related to Harvey Weinstein. Harvey sexually molests his victims while Mikey verbally and emotionally molests Christians.

4 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Bob Fritch on 10/18/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

There are many folk that will get the shock of their "existence" when their earthly body dies and they realize there's another "life" afterward they had discounted completely. They were warned of such in a book they considered total fiction, and they will stand before the One that used the hand of mankind to write that book. As I did on 7/5/1991 at 10:30am, it's much better to bow your knee now in repentance to your Creator YHVH, than go before Him then. It is at least advisable to start the dialog while still alive here than wait until then. Try reading that book as if your very eternity depending on you doing so. Whether you accept YHVH's love and offer of salvation through Yeshua/Jesus, or not, chooses your eternal "home". Not deciding is refusal, and I pray all choose correctly, in the name of Yeshua, Amen.
Mikey Weinstein should re-think his completely.

6 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by gregaj7 on 10/18/2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

Those who break the law should have to deal with the consequences of their actions. Take some responsibility and deal with it. They knew exactly what they were doing and city resources were deployed to handle it.

This is a typical progressive action... break laws + whine = injustice

9 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Wantcheesetogowithyourwhine? on 10/18/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

religious freaks that want to take us back to the 1950's, where kids were all living in fear of "the eternal flames of HELL".

your fairy tale mythology book doesn't scare anybody any more. get over yourselves!

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 10/18/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Local health care activists face charges despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s apparent request to dismiss

Thanks Nat Stein for covering this. One clarification: regarding " ...many of whom had participated in a similar action at Gardners office the month prior. In that instance, they stayed until 7:30 p.m., got tired and went home. No police." We didn't go home because we were tired. Andy Merritt, Gardner's state director, met with us and gave us his business card. We felt like we had made some progress towards getting some straight answers and accountability, so we went home with Andy's card and his promise to follow up with us regarding Gardner holding a town hall. We soon discovered that the phone number on Andy's card was not his. The office claimed that this was a mistake at the printer. There was no follow up, and no way to follow up, because emails went unanswered and phone calls went to a voicemail that belonged to someone other than the person identified on the business card, and were not returned.

17 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Candi Frank on 10/18/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Loss of a beloved trail in Jones Park is leading to interesting proposals

It's B.S. that they are taking this trail away for a fish that was only brought to the area in the 1800s, ON THIS SAME TRAIL (which was a toll road at the time). That's completely ridiculous. Relocate the fish to their natural habitat on the Platte river and leave this area alone. It's been used for over 100 years by people for living, hiking, biking, and recreation.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brian Finch on 10/15/2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “A proposed change to Section 8 looks to desegregate neighborhoods

SouthEast Colorado Springs is still a nice middle class area. I am sorry about what happened to Deerfield Hills, but other areas such as Soaring Eagles, Miller's Crossing, SandCreek Village and Crestline are filled with nice homes ranging from 150K - 300K. So stop putting down an entire part of the city due to the problems of one neighborhood.

Section 8 can be a hand up to those who will use it as such. I hope that our city officials find ways to make the program work better.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rachel Stovall on 10/11/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “City Council grants taxing authority to Nor'wood Development Group

Unfortunately, council appears to be conducting business as usual with the developers. I'm not anti-development however; I have witnessed the use of too many "creative strategies" to advance certain proposals through planning and Council. In these instances, the taxpayers are left paying for the projects long after the developer has moved on.

Pam, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Joel, Appreciate your insightful comments. The impervious surface comment is spot on. This is exactly what is getting us into trouble with the EPA, etc.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Veits on 10/10/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Spring's fleet vehicles of vehicles is wearing out, but a stormwater fee could help

This "fee" isn't about stormwater it is about taking money from one program and applying it to another. So the little mayor is lying again.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Withheld on 10/09/2017 at 12:16 PM

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