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Re: “This course doesn’t need teachers?

That's a great way to look at it Dana. I feel the human contact is key to have a well rounded educations. THis is something computers can not match.

Posted by Thomas Russell on 06/19/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Letter of counseling surfaces in El Paso County Sheriff's Office case

Just another argument for ridding ourselves of the elected Sheriff position. People in charge of law enforcement have to be well-trained, experienced, and show a history of excellent job performance. They should NOT be in this position because they spent more on election day yard signs than someone else.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 06/19/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

Medical tourism is not something a destination or a medical institution can absolutely count on like other markets that coordinate conferences. For example, you have a spine issue that your local physician or hospital is not equipped to help you so you travel to the Scoliosis & Spine Center in Salt Lake City to get the best care. Your surgery is specialized and you will be confined to the hospital for several weeks followed up by extensive rehab. Your family travels with you to give support and they need to stay at a nearby hotel. That is medical tourism. If people have the money and can afford medical treatment at these specialized facilities, why is that repugnant? What's repugnant is our government, Veterans Affairs primarily, does not invest the necessary resources (money, people, equipment, etc.) to ensure Veterans get the best care. Completely separate.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 06/19/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

The idea that "health and wellness" have become such income producers that they are sources of tourism is repugnant, especially in an academic institution in a state where people are dying in rural areas because of lack of medical care. By the standards Jackie Reynolds lists, a trip to Italy to visit a church is tax-deductible because it is a spiritual activity. Meanwhile, veterans can't get basic medical care in a timely fashion.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 06/19/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

So, when are the open space advocates going to say something about UCCS ruining one of the more beautiful pieces of property in Colorado Springs?

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 06/18/2017 at 8:51 PM

Re: “The 'teachers' in this lab are dead

Superb writing Independent! How could it not be? Jim and Bonnie are incredible, passionate, kind and really know their stuff!!! I have been Jim's patient for over two years and love every weekly session, sometimes two sessions, that I have. Acupuncture has provided so many healthy benefits for me. I'll be switching from an organ donor to a full body donor. It would be very helpful to know how to make donations to the lab. I was surprised the article did not have that information. To have such a unique and positive educational program here in our beautiful city is so awesome. I personally am ready to make a donation. Who else is with me?

Posted by Debbie H on 06/18/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

Health and wellness tourism is becoming a pretty significant market and destinations that have state of the art clinics and hospitals are benefiting from this revenue stream into their economy.

Health and wellness tourism includes travelling both nationally and internationally to destinations with facilities for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 06/16/2017 at 2:10 PM

Re: “City EPA lawsuit costs on the rise

RAISE THE DEVELOPERS IMPACT FEES ! Since the City Council and County Commissioners have been on the POCKETS of developers for over 50 years, developers impact fees are 70% LESS than the average of the front range cities. If someone with courage raised them to equal the other front range cities that would be an increase of $15k-$20k/residence. More than enough to pay for all stormwater issues (CAUSED BY DEVELOPMENT ONLY) and improve the roads to the better standard they used to adhere by. But you can bet Suthers will stay in the pockets of the developers and billionaires in town and screw the general population .... that's his pattern!!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 06/16/2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “TheatreWorks honors Kathleen Fox Collins

Kathleen has been to the arts what Pike's Peak has been to local scenery. We who have had the privilege of knowing her and working with her these last 40 years consider her a treasure and a delight.

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Posted by Christopher Lowell on 06/16/2017 at 7:28 AM
Posted by Karl Ray on 06/15/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

Whose tool is this fool?
Of course the Ruskies used social media to their advantage! He claims that we're above that? LOL! There's an MOS for that!
https://m.goarmy.com/locate-a-recruiter.m.…

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Posted by Karl Ray on 06/15/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Region must be proactive on transportation, and here's how to do it

GUESS WHAT !!!! NOTHING WILL BE DONE! thanksa EX CON DOUG BRUCE ET AL

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Posted by apathetic on 06/15/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “TheatreWorks honors Kathleen Fox Collins

Hooray for my great friend! Love you, Kathleen.

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Posted by Kathryn Eastburn on 06/15/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “The 'teachers' in this lab are dead

Great article! Jim was my acupuncturist. There's a reason he is so good- he knows his anatomy like no other.

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Posted by Kelly Smith 1 on 06/15/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “CU regents OK funding for UCCS sports medicine center

This sure doesn't seem like a project the Regional TOURISM Act should have sponsored.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 06/15/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Mr. Scuba fox: Here we go with the same government talkie talk. Starting a total make over of coal fired plants COST MONEY. Up front right now money. Is it better? Will it eventually pay for its self? YES. But up front is big money. The small Solar system we had at a house in the Springs cost us over $10,000.00 just to buy the equipment then about that much to get it installed. Yes our bills went to nothing most months afterwards and that was paying for itself but the up front was a bunch. Now imagine the scale your talking about and getting an elected official to sign off on those costs.GOOD LUCK! Some States and Cities passed the buck off on private companies and take a look at there rates.Peublo rates are nuts Denver ant much better. I wont argue that clean energy is needed and watching and breathing the green clouds over the cities I grew up in was terrible and we have made huge advances since the 60s and 70s but real life dictates what the reasons why things are not now moving faster.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

Walk towards the light Goober ... towards the light.

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Posted by Dan Davis on 06/15/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Mr Rocky Smith. Regarding your statement: "COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now."

The *cost* to the public doesn't go away because it's not directly paid for. The public pays by the effects of pollution on public health ... who pays that? And also there's the cost of, yes despite rampant denial, the VERY REAL effects of Global Warming that's an Existential Threat to Life on Earth. What's that worth to you. Google, "The Physics of Global Warming" Powell.

You reveal yourself to be the "other kind of socialist" ... the "cost redistribution" kind of socialist. Yes, you're a socialist ... the kind you love.

Plus, costs documented at whitehouse.gov are passed onto the public to the tune of:

Production Fossil Fuel Subsidies $4.7 B / year.

There are a number of tax preferences, described below, available in the United States to producers of fossil fuels. The preferences below are all permanent provisions in the tax code. The annual revenue costs estimated for each provision are taken from the Mid-Session Review of the Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015, which is available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/msr.

Provision descriptions are derived from the General Explanation of the Administrations Revenue Proposal, sometimes referred to as the Treasury Green Book, which is available here: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/ta…

In total, the United States government has identified eleven Federal fossil fuel production tax provisions, as shown below. Combined, these provisions total USD 4.7 billion in annual revenue cost (nominal annual average figure based on the 10-year revenue estimate). The provisions are listed in order of greatest annual revenue cost to least.

https://www.treasury.gov/open/Documents/US…

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Posted by scubafox on 06/15/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

hopefully he will be as un-effective as our p***y grabber-in-chief. They can't get anything done and certainly aren't looking for any bipartisan help. They have been the party of no for so long they forgot how to govern. two thirds of the country already realizes the mistake we just made electing this uninformed unqualified egomaniacal bigoted kleptocrat.

We had the Professor and now we got Gilligan.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 06/15/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

Ugh, he personifies reefer madness..... hopefully he won't be around long.....

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by prairie chix on 06/15/2017 at 10:42 AM

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