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Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

They shouldn't be allowed to punish their employees for parking in legal locations unless that employee is on the clock. Last I checked, getting to work was an employee's responsibility, and trying to regulate something that happens off your property in any way should be considered a violation of the work life/home life separation. Roads are built and maintained with our tax money and there are already laws preventing people from blocking driveways. The hospital should either pay it's employees to ride to work on its terms or stay out of people's pre and post work lives. I'm waiting for the first employee to get in trouble for visiting a home or business near their work and parking on the street only to have the "parking police" dock their pay.

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Posted by Njordomir Civson on 07/17/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “How to make goat milk lotion

optiphen is a preservative used in cosmetics - all the goat milk lotion I have researched says it only lasts two weeks and needs to be kept in the fridge. I would like to make some, too. :/

Posted by Caryn Utz Waldroup on 07/17/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “The cost of cutting people and pay

I'm sorry, but isn't this the same thing that Whole Foods did to Natural Food Cooperatives and mom & pop markets all over the country? I get that this article is not ultimately about Amazon and Whole Foods, per se. But it's what RedBox and Netflix did to Blockbuster, as well as a whole lot of other independently owned video rental stores. It's what Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts did to smaller coffee shops, and what the fast food conglomerates did to chicken and fish shacks all over the country.

Companies/corporations of any size are obligated to provide a good customer experience, and that's what makes a customer come back. People like the food at McDonalds, and they like that it tastes the same no matter where they go. People like not having to plan their week around a video rental (when to pick it up, how to decide what to watch, when it has to be returned, etc.), and so Netflix was successful.

If customers truly value the experience of talking to a cashier, then this platform will not succeed. As someone who worked at a video store, I thought people would miss having recommendations. Turns out it's pretty easy to solicit them from Facebook, and build your Netflix queue. Video store clerks are obsolete, like rotary phones and dial-up internet. Get nostalgic all you want, but blaming corporations for keeping up with technology and consumer demand won't give these workers more desirable workforce skills. Let's focus on where jobs are headed, and how to get people trained for the jobs that are sitting unfilled right now.

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Posted by Katie May Snider on 07/17/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Cannabis and skin cancer

I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason, so I posted here. I was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 18, 2016. I was advised by my doctor that my only options were to have radiation seeds implanted in my prostate or receive regular external beam radiation. I declined. I knew there had to be other options. I scoured the Internet and discovered a wealth of information about cannabis oil curing cancer. I was able to obtain some medical marijuana oil (Rick Simpson Oil) from it and consumed the recommended dosage by mid January. On January 26th I had a cancer reassessment which consisted of an MRI with a state of the art Tesla 3 MRI machine. Results - NO SIGN OF CANCER! CANCER FREE! One of the things that helped me while going through all this was reading the testimonials and the success stories of those who have used the oil and were cured And with good food diet. Now that this wonderful oil has cured me, I feel I need to let others know as well. Please feel free to contact me ask anything,should you like more information or direct contact to DOCTOR TIMOTHY QUILL, EMAIL at: Timothyquill@yahoo.com.Thank you DR Timothy Quill.Website:http://timothyquill2.wixsite.com/website

Posted by Rose Andrea on 07/17/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

Samantha, What is a "tony neighborhood"?

Also, you might want to look at a map of the area around Centennial & Fillmore Street. Th new hospital will be on the WEST side of I-25 in close proximity to Kissing Camels neighborhood. The satellite lots they are using are on the EAST side of I-25. This is the information that was shared with the neighborhood by Penrose:

"Penrose Hospital Implements Stricter Parking Policy to Alleviate Neighborhood Parking
On June 1, 2017, Penrose Hospital will implement new and improved changes to their employee parking policy. These changes are designed to create more parking spaces for visitors/patients and to provide a streamlined accountability system for those who park illegally on campus and in the neighborhood. Employees will now have six free shuttles to ride to and from work, but in order to park on campus, they will need to pay. The Parking Garage Levels 3 5 and the parking lot at the corner of Jackson and Cascade Avenue will be $3/day. Hospital employees can still park for free, first come first served on the hospital curbside of Cascade Ave. or Nevada Ave. As always, our policy states that parking in the neighborhood in front of homes and businesses is not allowed.

The new plan employs a full-time parking manager, Monday Friday, who will monitor parking on the hospital campus from 7:30am 6pm, issue tickets for illegal parking and respond to calls from neighbors who have a hospital employee parking in front of their home. The plan includes stricter ramifications for illegal parking which includes, 1st offense, - written warning, 2nd offense - $250 deducted from paycheck/final written warning, and 3rd offense termination. If you see a hospital employee parking in the neighborhood, please call 719-776-PARK (7275) or send an email to PSFParking@centura.org."

Note that the policy against parking in front of homes and businesses was already in place and that parking on the hospital curbside on Cascade and Nevada is still allowed . Penrose deserves credit for responding to the concerns of neighbors and implementing a policy that deters their employees from parking in front of homes and businesses and leaves plenty of convenient parking on campus for the patients and visitors. This is an example of a institution working to be a good neighbor and I think their efforts should be applauded not criticized.

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 07/17/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Cannabis and skin cancer

I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason, so I posted here. I was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 18, 2016. I was advised by my doctor that my only options were to have radiation seeds implanted in my prostate or receive regular external beam radiation. I declined. I knew there had to be other options. I scoured the Internet and discovered a wealth of information about cannabis oil curing cancer. I was able to obtain some medical marijuana oil (Rick Simpson Oil) from it and consumed the recommended dosage by mid January. On January 26th I had a cancer reassessment which consisted of an MRI with a state of the art Tesla 3 MRI machine. Results - NO SIGN OF CANCER! CANCER FREE! One of the things that helped me while going through all this was reading the testimonials and the success stories of those who have used the oil and were cured And with good food diet. Now that this wonderful oil has cured me, I feel I need to let others know as well. Please feel free to contact me ask anything,should you like more information or direct contact to DOCTOR TIMOTHY QUILL, EMAIL at: Timothyquill@yahoo.com.Thank you DR Timothy Quill.Website:http://timothyquill2.wixsite.com/website

Posted by Rose Andrea on 07/17/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

While true this generation is the first to face these obstacles as my generation was to face what we faced and so on in history. Changing times change the future. But to suggest that past generations move out of your way is not correct. No one is just going to move aside it took to much to get where there at. Embrace past generations learn from them they got things done and so can you if both would sit down and listen if the hard heads would soften, listen, learn and compromise. But I guess Im asking to much in this you against me world we live in these days.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/17/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Before you, he had sex with his ex. Get over it.

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Posted by Jennie Wafford on 07/17/2017 at 7:03 AM
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/16/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

@ Rene Jax,
Obstinant, aren't you?
Ash Carter established a commission to study the effects of open transgender service on readiness. The commission included two general/flag officers. The commission came to the conclusion that that there is no reason transgender personnel cannot serve openly, and that lifting the ban would have no impact on readiness.
From the article: Since Carter's initial announcement last year, many people within the military community have spoken out against trans people serving openly in the armed forces. Their arguments have focused, like Mattis', on readiness and unit morale. Their sentiments match those of the War Department in 1940, regarding the racial integration of the U.S. military, which argued that integration would "produce situations destructive to morale and detrimental to the preparation for national defense."
The exact same arguments were used during the debate surrounding the repeal of Don't So, Don't Tell.

Posted by Deanna Gray Hawk Paladina on 07/16/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

It would be an interesting piece of journalism to sit Perry and Barad down together with someone to facilitate a dialogue and publish the results. They obviously are talking past each other and both seem to care very much about the world they live in.

Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/16/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

thank you bob, at least some of ya'll have what we call a brain.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/16/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Road Trip Hike: Grizzly Lake

The senior pass is for mature folks 62 and up not 65.

Posted by larryebogue@gmail.com on 07/16/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “John Venezia Park to open in Briargate

There are half a dozen people named John Venezia in Colorado searches. Who was/is he? Where can I find out more information?

Posted by Bri on 07/16/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

"US Army Retired" but no rank. Unusual so it is probably a lie as well as the comment being incorrect and also bigoted. Brown, you do not know a goddam thing about very little do you...?
Those who make the "slavery" comment are not thinking logically or speaking from any facts on The Civil War so I won't waste my time educating them.
I am very tired of those who malign people who live in the Southern states but I only read that crap on the 'Net- I never hear it in public. We know why that is as well.
Speaking of racism, anyone who supports the War On Drugs should know that drug laws were based in racism. So anyone on high horse can climb on down. You do not know the first thing about drugs or racism if you listen to your government. Why not free the Blacks that are in prison due to unjust laws? 1 in 3 black men will go to prison while blacks are 12% of US population their numbers in prison exceeds 50%. Not too free are they...
As for a flag being a "symbol of hate" is in reality saying that slave owners hated Africans so they captured and enslaved them. That they starved and beat them along with letting them die from diseases as well is beyond absurd. (History is not depicted in any factual way by Tarantino.) Slaves cost money and they earned money for their owners so tell me where this " hate" enters into the picture. Please.
Cotton was the biggest selling import/export in the world so you can be sure that slaves were treated better than most people treat workers today. Greed, money and tax on cotton export was the cause of the war...
Why did the Civil Rights Bill take 100 years to enact if the North was so big on freeing people? Why did the Democratic Party resist Civil Rights right on through the 1950's?
The Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court in 1855 ruled that Africans freed from slavery were not citizens so where is thy noble Northern cause?
How about abolitionist John Brown? He fought to free slaves and the US government hanged him. Not so noble when you rob an military armory to supply weapons to slaves who did not show up for the insurrection anyway.
Never in history have so many fought and died to free another race from slavery. Never. Nobody fought to end slavery anywhere at any time. You might as well start saying WWII was fought to free the Jews...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 07/15/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Update: Writers in Gazette have history of political consulting

The Laugesen's are morally corrupt and it's no surprise they helping people claiming to be journalists find a source for their 'political' commentary.

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Posted by TruB on 07/15/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

I think it's well known that the athletes who do it for time, go during the low peak times to avoid those who are new or are just trying to avoid the overall traffic. Maybe Matt should try this approach. I take the incline down but I constantly give the uphill hikers the right away and make an aggressive effort to stay out of their way.

I'm sure negative remarks could also be stated about those sprinting down Barr Trail and almost run over those who are trying to walk down.

No matter which way you look at it, the point is to be smart about when you hike up/down the trail and always be considerate of others. Every hike can be safe or dangerous based on how you choose to approach it. Be safe!

Posted by Jeremy N Janell Trujillo on 07/15/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Maketa retrial hearing date set

https://dirtyelder.com/articles/ia1/

Interesting article that makes a lot of sense out of the missing Elder file.

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Posted by John Maketa on 07/15/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “PlanCOS wants a "younger perspective" on the city's future

Reaching out to millennials....a good start.

Now try to do it with minorities. LGBT representatives. NAACP. Immigration advocates. Hispanic leaders. Homeless advocates. Military installations. And, of course, last but not least (the end is near!), progressives.

Rather than plan for a GOP/Evangelical future, why not get the entire community involved? I think we ALL would like a craft beer and a better community...

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Posted by Bill W. on 07/15/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

Trub, I have never claimed to be the first, or the only. It is only because of previous generations that I have the chance to fight today. That said, it would be disingenuous to suggest that any generation in recent memory has faced the obstacles we are facing. The point of this piece isn't to blame or divide, it's to counter Glen's message of ignorance and hate.

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Posted by m.boop127 on 07/15/2017 at 11:05 AM

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