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Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

Come on now Gary. Facts piss off the Twinkees.

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/10/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

Joel: Its nice to know that at least two of us have read the Federal Highway Administration specifications for road warranties.
A two year warranty is the "minimum" with no performance requirements. Performance requirements begin at 5 years and graduates at 10, 15, & 20 years. Detroit requires a performance warranty of 20 years. The Europeans are going for 35 years.
I've suggested that if there are no road building companies that will give 5, 10, 15, or 20 year performance warranty, the city should go outside the state for a contractor or two who can give the city a better warranty. Right now, it's throwing good money after bad and mathematically the roads will never be completed.
If you want to see a maintenance nightmare look no further than the Centinnial extension which is being built in a slide area.
Here's another one: The Summit House $50M. One year warranty.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/10/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Cannabis and skin cancer

A great testimony I must share to all cancer patients in the world. My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 primary liver cancer in March 2016, doctor told us there was not much to be done since the tumor was 7 inches covering his lower lobe and also had spread to his lymph nodes, We decided to go home and called hospice which gave us morphine for pain, Ed hated the morphine which made him vomit and also affected his mind. After one week at home we decided to do what we have done for many years, rely on ourselves. We were only in Hospital for 3 days with severe Pain, the cancer had blocked his bile duct, after that we choose a Naturalist doctor and have not had conventional treatments.

One day i came across the use of cannabis oil for treatment of cancer and i saw a post on how a cancer patient was cured with cannabis oil. I urgently needed help and i contacted the email :( to get the cannabis oil, i was given instructional guide on how to use it. After taking a gram of oil per day, Within a couple of weeks his pain and swollen stomach disappeared and with it came hope and a good quality of life,we did it without undergoing surgery or and other physical medical pains.

We never saw an oncologist and only have done a blood test after the first diagnose CT scan. His tumor marker went from over
6000 to normal and he is feeling well. We dont know how this is going to play out, but enjoy every day and give thanks to God. As i am writing this post, my husband is free from liver cancer and the doctor confirmed that the cancer is gone. For immediate assistance on every medical issue you and your family may be experiencing, contact Dr Rick via email: ( for more information and the delivery process.
This cannabis oil have healed over 5000 people with different types and stages of cancer, breast cancer, brain cancer and so many of them.

Posted by Erika Ramon on 07/10/2017 at 4:03 AM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

Hey am I the only one who wishes to address the fact that when our nation's Commander in Chief has an issue to comment on, instead of holding a press conference or issuing a statement, he instead runs off to his room to tweet about it like a twelve year old girl?

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 07/09/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Sen. Cory Gardner is nowhere to be found during July 4 recess

Hey Senator, who are your top 3 contributors and what do they expect in return for owning you?

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Posted by billd on 07/09/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Sen. Cory Gardner is nowhere to be found during July 4 recess

Concernedcitizen, we call his office every day, and because they have stopped answering the phones, we go in person about once a week. If he has a town hall scheduled on the Western slope, please tell us where and when, because his office won't. Many constituents in the Springs and Denver would certainly take a road trip.

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Posted by Candi Frank on 07/08/2017 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Suthers wants more from Utilities after voters say no to payments

The online Gazette has a point/counterpoint (will be published in the Sunday paper) titled "Should CSU increase its payment to the city?" Steve Durham says No and Steve Schuck says let's talk about it first. Because the citizens are the owners of CSU, PILT should never have been instituted and increasing PILT is going from bad to worse. Durham makes the point that when PILT revenue goes into the General Fund, the dollars are spent on whatever the politicians want to spend it on, which means dollars are then available to give to developers instead of funding stormwater infrastructure and other essential needs.

Developers are incapable of developing anything without using the citizens money. And politicians are incapable of being honest with the electorate about what the tax or fee or ill gotten gains will fund because the citizens, being unreasonable as well as dummies, may say No to a tax increase. Let the mayor and Council members know what you think about accepting an additional tax burden via an increase in your utility bills while the politicians go on their merry way transferring tax revenue from the citizens to the developers.

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Posted by curious on 07/08/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Sen. Cory Gardner is nowhere to be found during July 4 recess

We call and visit his offices everyday and ask for a meeting. None of them seem to know his schedule. He is unable to respond to anyone. They keep the meetings under wraps or you have to pay to meet him . I have been told by his staff they will share our concerns but to date he has not responded in any form.

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Posted by AnswerUs on 07/08/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

Jay whos fault is it that as you say those votes dont count? If ya dont say something how do you expect to be heard. Thats the whole thing give up and you accomplish nothing and get nowhere. Go forward keep moving forward and guess what happens you get there. What would have happened if the men that started this Country would have said Aw heck England is not listening so just drop it or MLK would have. Nothing is going to happen right now and it sure ant if you stay inside and do nothing. Enough excuses get off your hind ends and do something.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/08/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Navigating the intersection of queerness and Christianity

"For some of us, including myself, the answer is to remain within the church, claim both identities, live in the tension and be fully understood by neither." Yep, and why does it hurt so much to be misunderstood?

Posted by Kelly Scott Libertelli on 07/08/2017 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control


"A Plan"

Long term planning has been in effect locally for decades. It is called 'Management by Crisis One Year at a Time'

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/08/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

You know what we need from this Mayor and City Council? A plan. You know, one of those things that keeps you from careening from one daily crisis to another. Why don't we have one? Because its better for them if you don't know what they are planning to do, as you cannot object to something you don't know is in the works.

What happens when you don't have a plan?

Surprise! We need $50 million to keep the Olympic Headquarters in town
Surprise! We need a $2 billion Southern Delivery System
Surprise! We need to lease Memorial Hospital and pay PERA $190 million
Surprise! We need a City for Champions proposal (Cost unknown but likely $50-100 million for "infrastructure")
Surprise! We need a billion dollars for roads
Surprise! We need a billion dollars for stormwater improvements
Surprise! We need $50 million for Pikes Peak Summit House replacement

Beginning to see a pattern here? It would be funny if it wasn't costing us money and damaging the national reputation of this city.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 07/07/2017 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by John Pasca on 07/07/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

ya i gotta chime in here and say 50 yrs ago maybe things were different but today those votes don't count and our youth know this fact. They saw our state cast its vote for president while the voting lines in Denver were still half way down the street.. The fact is if you don't own land your vote doesn't count. As i said before many of our kids know this and cannot be bothered to be brainwashed by politicians (red or blue). If the people of this great nation wish to change how the kids look at us maybe we could stop bickering like children and give voice to middle America like it was ment to be.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/07/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Poll: Springs voters would approve new fee for drainage control

Politicians and corruption. They go together like love and marriage. Like a horse and carriage. Like you can't have one without the other. But Bruce proved they can be unhitched when in 1992 the citizens of Colorado voted for TABOR and made it part of the State Constitution. And politicians, furious that the power of the purse had een transferred from themselves to the citizens, have been vilifying Bruce ever since.

The frequently heard argument that a tax increase is only a paltry $5 a month, the amount of a single Starbucks latte, an amount so small and affordable that all citizens should willingly pay it, actually means that the $5 will not go to the citizens choice, which could be his church, the Springs Rescue Mission, the Humane Society, a tip to an attentive restaurant waiter, or, if one is a selfish unregenerate, a Starbucks latte.

The crony-capitalist corruption existing between COS politicians, City Leaders and developers needs to be exposed. I would like to see Zubeck, a superb reporter, and Dave Philipps, former Gazette investigative reporter and 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize, collaborate on a series of articles in the Indy. The citizens deserve to be informed of all the facts before they go to the polls to vote.

And a huge thanks to Miller for his continuing insights and analysis.

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Posted by curious on 07/07/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Sen. Cory Gardner is nowhere to be found during July 4 recess

You should have called his office before you published another hit piece. The Senator is meeting with his Western Slope constituents this week.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 07/07/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Reader: You're the one who wants your lifestyle protected, so you pay for it.

Ranges af I might agree with what your saying but I often wonder what is so worrisome over grammar from an old guy like me. Its served me well all these years Ive gotten by just fine with the way I talk and conduct myself. Do folk like you spend sleepless nights over peoples grammar? Or is it just a better then thou thing? I would like to know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/07/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Sen. Cory Gardner is nowhere to be found during July 4 recess

Scared little child! What a waste of "representation". He represents ONLY the bidding of his inept Master...Drumpf!

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Posted by mbomcar on 07/07/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Sen. Cory Gardner is nowhere to be found during July 4 recess

I received a form letter reply in regards to healthcare issue. I could have written Ryan, McConnell, or a variety of GOP and gotten the same. I noticed in WH photo ops he is moving up the food chain in being seated nearer to Trump...

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Posted by sandra hatch on 07/07/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “City says "no" to firefighters' pursuit of ballot measure

Collective bargaining is just that. It doesn't mean that management will have to give in. It just means the organization now has a voice. One that can be used to share in the development of the city from the experience of the employees doing the job and the city officials.
I stand with IAFF 5, and as a citizen I won't be voting in the current leadership again that doesn't support this. Sorry Major Struthers your true colors are showing through and they are very black indeed.
I have spoken with jail guards that they too didn't much like how you treated them as employees either.

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Posted by CO Springs citizen 80923 on 07/07/2017 at 12:24 PM

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