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Re: “If feds approve reinsurance, Colorado's premiums are likely to decrease

you mean to tell us that the affordable care act might just pay off in the end? NO, SAY IT AINT SO!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/23/2019 at 6:34 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

Thank you for making my point....


Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/23/2019 at 5:34 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

%... okay there were 6 and now there are 10... that is a big % increase... you are brilliant... clueless old fart teabagger

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Posted by happyfew on 07/23/2019 at 3:19 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

Type "millenials Colorado Springs" into a search engine, Libtard.

Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/23/2019 at 3:08 PM

Re: “A tough conversation about race

The dominant narrative in our beloved city is individual responsibility. A perspective that allows the larger system to stay intact and unquestioned. The majority of "diversity" trainings and "poverty simulations" around town focus on the individual with no analysis beyond why the individual "...makes a poor choice, communicates in circles and needs to learn financial literacy." White supremacy culture is the water we all swim in. Anything that deviates from the personal responsibility narrative threatens the water we all swim in and the big fish in the pond. So is it any wonder that white folx were "up in arms"? Not to this minnow.

Posted by licanray on 07/23/2019 at 10:09 AM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

"The city with the largest influx of young people in the country "

you are pulling this out of your arse... you must be a student of the mango mussilini p@$$y grabber in chief, you both have never answered a question with a hint of truth or intelligence.

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Posted by happyfew on 07/23/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Short-term rental owners in El Paso County may face huge (and expensive) changes

Hello all, I am quoted in this article so I felt it reasonable to weigh in.

First, the NPA's stats on growth are largely based on guessing and the city is currently working towards purchasing a software package to get real numbers. I can assure you there were never 69 total in COS but maybe only 69 on AirBnB since VRBO was the popular site at that time. Let's just be honest in how these data points are represented. It's not that hard. People will choose to support STRs or not support STRs without trying to mislead them with exaggerations.

Second, I own STRs and I'm not opposed to paying this higher tax rate at all. I think this article paraphrased when it quoted me as saying it was "unfair". The context of that conversation was that if this change was moved forward, the argument would inevitably be made that long term rentals should also be treated the same. STRs and LTRs are both treated and taxed the same by the IRS and the county currently. Both are considered investments meaning an investor owns a property which is leveraged to generate an income. The rate of return and length of the lease are irrelevant. People can claim we are lodging establishments but we aren't treated that way by the IRS, the city, or the county and we don't receive any of the benefits of those entities (parking allotment, tax incentives, etc...). If this tax is applied to us, it would be fine. We would update rates and continue renting as usual. If it were applied to long term rentals it would be a disaster as every landlord would have to increase their monthly rates $200-500 per month to cover the change. These types of changes always have unintended consequences.

Myself and other STR owner should all be in favor of a tax rate that it fair. We just urge caution and I believe Mr. Schleiker is exercising that.

Posted by chewbacaface on 07/23/2019 at 8:02 AM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

More Deep thoughts from HappyFewBrainCells:

The city with the largest influx of young people in the country is shunned by young people like the plague because The city of crazy homophobes is approving and implementing colorful crosswalks.

You are the reason the Left Hand Path universally recognizes its constituents as libtards and useful idiots.

The homophobes and racists that seek political precedent thank you for your support and blind allegiance to their cause.

Meanwhile, all my gay friends are pretty disgusted with your never ending obsession over what they do in their bedrooms and using it to force your political capital because you cant otherwise justify or persuade people on the merits of the policies you endorse against minorities.

I personally fully welcome it.

You expose yourself as the lying fraud you are more and more with each comment.

Thank you.


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Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/22/2019 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Paul Ryan turns on Trump; is Gardner next?

I must have missed Gardner insisting on Hatch Act-violator Kellyanne Conway held to account for breaking the law.

Funny how you and fellow Republicans can always excuse rich, white lawbreakers, eh, Cory?

Posted by Tim Downey on 07/22/2019 at 5:32 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

and the homophobes go crazy over some colorful paint...

you are the reason young people shun this place like the plague...

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Posted by happyfew on 07/22/2019 at 4:39 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

Do you really think this has anything to do with what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms?
Do you really think gays are oppressed?
What does the spectrum symbolize?
What is its purpose?
Do children have rights at any age?
If the subject demands slavery, is it still slavery?
Or new reality?
Locally planned?
Globally executed?

They have convinced you it doesnt exist even as you demand it be built.

Rights are not granted in groups.
The smallest minority is the individual.
Morality cannot be legislated.

You are the Puritans.
You are the Hand Maidens now.
You are the Fascists.
Same as it ever was.

You can wake up any time.
Operators standing by.

Be pro choice.
Choose critical thinking.


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Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/22/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Emma Tang, 17, is already changing the cyber world; the young feminist says she has further to go

Self aggrandizing spewing...

The irony of your stupidity literally knows no bounds.

Perhaps a cursory examination of your own 500+ spewings of vapid ramblings might reveal at first glance to be the quips of a true and virtuous philosopher, but I assure you HappyFewBrainCells, I have not yet begun to apply myself here. But thanks for always making sure to make my point, without fail, in dedicated and triggered fashion.

I recommend taking a break from hurling insults until you can actually compose a thought.

Try logic.

Truth is revealed by the result.

The self aggrandizing is coming from those who encourage, facilitate, manipulate and endorse and implement the censorship of free speech because not a single person here in this echo chamber can formulate a coherent thought, let alone a reasoned argument to back up your religion of emotionally driven cognitive dissonance, global corporate talking points and logical fallacies while you hold steadfast with unwavering desire to incessantly force your views on everyone else at gunpoint without even a semblance of reasonable debate or discussion.

There is nothing self aggrandizing about taking the time out of my day to lower myself to room temperature IQ and explain elementary social studies to people who offer no meaningful attempt at politics but only advocate for the expansion and centralization of planning at every single point and have embraced solipsism as a legitimate school of thought.

Cool story though.

"No man survives when freedom fails
The best men rot in filthy jails
And those who cry 'appease, appease'
Are hanged by those they tried to please."

~ Hiram Mann


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Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/22/2019 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Why other cities offer much lower prices for pools and rec

This is a good article. Before they turned the pools over to the Y Cottonwood used to have a Saturday night family Swim where you could get your whole family in for $15. It was usually packed. The pool at Memorial Park used to offer punch cards for $4/ visit. While the Y keeps the pools running they also maintain a near monopoly on pools in the area. Keeping the daily fee high encourages people to get a Y membership. Swimming is fun but knowing how to swim can be a life saving skill. This skill is not learned at a Spray ground. The City should look at a small subsidy so children can get access to swimming for a reasonable cost. If we can offer millions in tax breaks to corporations we should be able to find a little bit of $ to help our communities children.

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Posted by Frank Pado on 07/21/2019 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Ignoring the people’s voice

A million dollar a month electrical bill; for BitCoin production ... that is a lot of heat and fuel being used to make a what; a digital currency?

Our new 'growth' is a little embarrassing at times. "City of Champions". What are we "Championing" here lately?

Creek side gas station in Ivy Wild, massive parking variance waivers, parking meter increases (oh yeah, that will fix the budget. #fail), 20% rent increases, unimaginable volumes of trash along our creeks, muggings in the parks, 10% property tax increases,
Million dollar tax breaks for new businesses to move here?

Is the rapid boom of new growth worth the disposal of the previous businesses and citizens that built our city?

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 07/20/2019 at 2:45 AM

Re: “Three downtown parks slated for design makeover

Charity is a wonderful thing.

Charity without outreach is not helping anybody.
Marion House should be helping to keep Acacia, and Antlers reasonably clean.
The Springs Rescue Mission should be helping to keep Dorchester reasonably clean.

Instead; these parks have had all the picnic tables removed in a bizarre attempt to prevent 'homeless' from gathering and trashing the place.

The trash that is blowing around Dorchester on a daily basis is a shame to the city. Providing sustenance and provisions to people that won't even clean the area around where they 'live' is a near Biblical disgrace of what a tithe and a gift is supposed to accomplish.

Bancroft had tables; now gone. Soon; the 'redesign' will do away with the covered shelter in a rather lame attempt to discourage teh 'homeless' from gathering.

So much charity; so little outreach. At some point in time; it has to be more than a tax write-off; or an easement of success guilt. The enormous sums of monies seem to be doing little more than to provide for more food, and more clothes and blankets that are left strewn around downtown and creek side.

Charity without outreach is making the city a blowing trash dump.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 07/20/2019 at 2:34 AM

Re: “Ignoring the people’s voice


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Posted by missjoanne on 07/19/2019 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Three downtown parks slated for design makeover

Jeremiah Twomey, what?

Two of these parks, Acacia and Antlers are way over do for a makeover, especially Antlers. The Antlers Park is a great historic park but provides a location that is out of site, out of mind providing transients a place to congregate. It's completely under utilized by the residents. Create activity- concerts, festivals, etc., and you drive out those elements. It's a shame the Antlers Hotel looks out over this park and I hope the staff at the hotel would never recommend any of their guests to visit that park.

Acacia is a great downtown park and already has so many aspects in it's favor. I love the bandshell but when is it ever used? Schedule a Friday or Saturday evening concert where people can bring their chairs, enjoy food from some of our great food trucks or dine at one of the great locally owned downtown restaurants before or after the concert. That's a fun date night!

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/19/2019 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Council approves parking variance for Ivywild project

Interesting thought: Colorado becoming like New York-Chicago-New Orleans. All corrupt and grafty with bunches and bundles of Benjamins sliding around about 32" off the floor just under the salad plates.

As far back as I can remember (1950) until 2015 - the city had a long run of really good and decent people on council and a few good mayors. Even when the pay was a buck a year.

Do you suppose all on council have both hands under the table - - the majority of them - - just a few, only one or two?

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/19/2019 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Voters not likely to be consulted on future parkland swaps or sales

From Mary Talbott: Thanks to the Colorado Springs Independent for the Voice of Reason column and Pam Zubeck for "Our green new deal" (July 17 - 23) for publicizing the 11th-hour effort by Wayne Williams to create a system that would enable elected officials to dispose of parkland when it is convenient for the council. Council, no one assumes politicians will act in the public interest. Not infrequently, politicians act to retain or advance their political careers first and foremost. Our campaign finance rules ensure that big money influences, if not outright buys, many politicians. Yes, there are some good people in office, but no guarantees. The Strawberry Fields debacle is just one example of a highly questionable deal. The Protect Our Parks (POP) measure proposed after five months of work by the expansive, diverse committee must go on the ballot. Politicians should have to be transparent and fully explain the facts regarding any proposed sale of public property to persuade voters to approve the sale. Moreover, they should be required to sign sworn statements that they and their families will not benefit in any way directly or indirectly from any proposed deal involving disposing of parkland. Additionally, each politician should be prohibited from accepting any campaign contributions from any individual or entity involved in any part of these transactions for a period of not less than ten (10) years. The people, not politicians who are temporary office holders, should decide major land swaps or sales as those actions are permanent. As the President of the City Council said in the article, "I don't distrust this council to make a bad decision, but I've seen councils in the past that I would distrust. You just can't trust elected officials to always make the right decisions, speaking as one."

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Posted by Neil Talbott on 07/19/2019 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Three downtown parks slated for design makeover

More city council friends getting money from us and a kickback for their s and the corrupt mayors pockets

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Posted by Jeremiah Twomey on 07/19/2019 at 12:54 PM

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