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Re: “Drag Knuckle with GABF-winning Dueces Wild at its new satellite taproom

It's about the beer and it's very good. Obviously the experts feel the same way... Wonder if there's another reason for the lackluster review.

Posted by lslsgreenwich on 12/15/2019 at 9:38 AM

Re: “De'Von Bailey dominates City Council meeting Dec. 10

Stovall:

Your arrogant comments before council in public open session:

"The next time I TELL YOU, in writing, to leave grieving people alone - - DO IT!"

- - - brings up the question: "-- other than the female equivalent of an Al Sharpton - - who the hell do you think you are?

Starting a pissing contest, in open session with Yvonne Avila may not be an effective tactic. The Gazette news rag - - offering space to publish your 'guest column' filled with babbling wordsmithing and no real substance does not position you to be one the public might be inclined to be impressed with! Or be one which council or the public might want to DO IT because it comes from a loud and brassy band hustler.

K-Land is a low income, high crime area. Crime is perpetrated by criminals so to your point that 'PEOPLE FEAR THE POLICE' may hold true for people who have a legitimate reason to fear the police. In K-land.

Ask people in the other five districts and I doubt you will find many who 'fear the police'.

The current city administration's handling of the Devon Bailey issue has been tactless, void of basic sensitivity, and dull-witted but working to improve relations might best be left to those who can actually bring about better relations - not just stir the pot dragging out 15 minutes of fame into 20 minutes of self-promotion.

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Posted by R Wehner on 12/14/2019 at 8:26 PM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

pico lies - its 2% republican scientists vs 98 %

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Posted by apathetic on 12/14/2019 at 1:03 PM

Re: “De'Von Bailey dominates City Council meeting Dec. 10

Actually I spoke to people who were black, white and hispanic in K-Land who expressed fear of the police. This is not about race. This is about whether our local citizens regardless of race are heard (or not) in matters of how government interacts with them.

We have protest because people are not being heard.

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Posted by Rachel Stovall on 12/14/2019 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Slingers Smokehouse & Saloon soft opens

Exactly how we feel! all meat comes out with ZERO sauce and you add as you feel fit. Why hide the meat with sauce if it is done right!

Posted by Jay DesRoches on 12/14/2019 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Vaqueros’ Mexican deserves a lot more attention

Was on board with this place until I went there and found shards of broken glass in my queso, upon pointing it out, the staff didn't apologize, but "as a favor to me" I didn't get charged for the queso, I was never offered an apology, a manager or anything else, mind you this was after not having a server come by to take our order until a full 20 minutes after being seated. Bad service, inexcusable practices, this place should be avoided.

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Posted by Griffin J Coldiron on 12/13/2019 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Reverb

Sammy has always been Sammytown didn't change his name

Posted by Dawn Davis on 12/13/2019 at 7:53 PM

Re: “GOP elites helped create climate skepticism. They can undo it, too.

nothing like those "100 year storms" coming every 5 years... this is predicted in the climate change models... except they are even happening faster than the models predict...

freaking science deniers... stop listening to high school drop out radio personalities...

Posted by happyfew on 12/13/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

People seem to dislike STRs until they travel. Then they LOVE them.

We should remember this when considering how to best regulate this very much desired housing option.

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Posted by Owen on 12/13/2019 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Gov. Polis survives recall attempt

Nick Razo is lying about there being no Republican Party help. That is a great deal of manure he's typed.

From his comments around the news he supports white supremacists.

Posted by TruB on 12/13/2019 at 12:50 PM

Re: “GOP elites helped create climate skepticism. They can undo it, too.

Global Warming is delayed for 7 Yrs. by Solar Minimum......................by 2026 Hydrogen Fusion Electric Power
will be the common Source of Energy.................Oil-Gas-Coal will be Obsolete.

Except in China/India where the Paris Accord allows Coal until 2032.

Ref: Lockheed Small Fusion Power Project.

Posted by frank1946 on 12/13/2019 at 9:45 AM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

Oh, and I totally agree that they need to be regulated. This was not that. This is a ban of sorts and is a stricter regulation than Denver or Manitou. Shouldn't they at least have a reason?

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Posted by Ryan1 on 12/13/2019 at 9:06 AM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

It's absolutely Orwellian to write regulations and broad restrictions to deny someone of something based on the complete unsubstantiated assumption that something bad might happen. There are all sorts of businesses allowed to operate in all zones in Colorado Springs. For example, a long term rental, is a business by definition. This is exactly why we asked the city to use their own data. That data didn't support any of these changes. So, they decided to toss it. That's an issue. Again, you don't have to like STRs to take issue with the concept of making things illegal on the unproven assumption they might happen. That sort of legislating is no different than many we have seen in the past. You could look back as far as our own prohibition or the legal attempts to ban rap and rock music as some of the most basic examples of why this type of regulating is inappropriate. There should be some burden of proof on legislators to show an actual need for regulation. In this case, they chose to forego that step and rely on anecdotal stories from other cities. We heard headlines over and over throughout this process of housing crisis in NYC and shootings in California. Well, that housing crisis existed long before AirBnB in NYC, and shootings in California are nothing new. But, when you lack for evidence in your own argument, it's easy to just step around the discussion and go find alternatives. It would be like me arguing against the proposed outdoor beer garden planned for the new stadium and citing data from the Las Vegas strip as my evidence as to why it's a bad idea while ignoring every other instance of a similar situation from the history of Colorado Springs. It's ridiculous. It's illogical. And it should concern everyone regardless of how you feel about STRs.

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Posted by Ryan1 on 12/13/2019 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Bitcoin mining operation shipping containers tumble in high winds

The pictures of the leaning containers vs the lamp post on the right may have had more impact if the lamp post was actually in the picture. Probably a bad crop job by CS Indy. Nothing in the picture is plum or level. Whether the containers are actually leaning is still a question, lamp post or not.

As a photographer, I can say that shooting from ground level upwards always creates a leaning perspective illusion. Specific perspective-control lenses that shift the optical axis to compensate for the problem are used in this situation. Shooting across a squared object will never show if the subject is plumb or level. Even the concrete wall, the lines we know are plumb, level, and at 90 degrees do not appear so; they show perspective distortion making it seem seem skewed. It also seems the wall and containers are not parallel, creating further distortion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt–shift_photography#Perspective_control_lenses

That said, it is obvious that this stacking could have done much better - having a wind tople them is proof positive. As these shipping containers are designed to be stacked and be stable aboard ship at sea in less than perfect conditions, it is obvious that Chen did not stack them properly. The twist-lock stacking pins are not in evidence and should have been used. https://www.atscontainers.com/en/Products/…. That begins with a solid, flat, foundation, rather than ground-stacking willy-nilly. The fact that the foundation was not prepared properly is evidenced by the offset height of the various stacks.

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Posted by kxrf on 12/13/2019 at 8:51 AM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

Melting of the Arctic permafrost, mass animal extinction, increased extreme weather, and flooding of coastal cities are related to what then? Climate change in the past has been slow enough for the living creatures to adapt and migrate, this rate of change is new and has, timeframe wise, a direct link with taking materials buried deep in the earth and moving them into the atmosphere at accelerated rates. It honestly doesn’t bother me if people cannot see the connection between those two factors but to deny they need to be addressed is just foolish. The impulse to downplay the danger is relatable and I think many scientist are trying to find a different conclusion, but all you need to do is read about what is happening around the world, reports from people living with a strong connection to their natural environment and the global trend is obvious.

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Posted by Ricci on 12/13/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “GOP elites helped create climate skepticism. They can undo it, too.

Let's just put it this way: The constant false attribution of things like wildfires and hurricanes to climate change does not help the cause of climate awareness and change. Every instance of exaggeration gives energy and proof to the climate skeptics. The base may respond to shrill hyperbole but just gives your enemies ammunition.

Editors may want to put this article in editorials or opinions section.

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Posted by kxrf on 12/13/2019 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

Having been homeless before myself, and having worked myself out of it, I have NO compassion for these wastrels who put forth zero effort to help themselves but, rather, they willingly live off the free food available for them, as well as $200,000 apartment units where they can do illegal drugs. (Who provides these illegal drugs to the residents of these $200,000 apartments?)

Since hundreds of people willfully follow this lifestyle and only 1 or 2 or a very few actually NEED any help to begin with, I am calling bull$#!+ on this..."program." It is really very simple: STOP FEEDING THEM AND THEY WILL GO AWAY IN SEARCH OF FOOD!

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Posted by XX YY on 12/13/2019 at 6:32 AM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

You missed the point, chewbacaface and you've resorted to the straw man theory. But to answer your question, there are regulations on alcohol/bars and they are enforced. Does everyone who goes to a bar get so plastered that they crash their car into a wall? Obviously, no. But there are still laws in place to prevent people from doing so.

Yes, STRs have been around for some time thanks to sites like VRBO. I've used Airbnb and VRBO in the past and have had great experiences. But they still need to be regulated because there are bad actors that ruin it for others, just like anything else. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, I would not be too excited if my neighbors turned their house into an Airbnb because it has the potential to disrupt a neighborhood and change its character. It's not Orwellian, its private property owners actually wanting their private property rights enforced. There are zoning regulations for businesses and residential areas for a reason. If you want to run a business, then do it in an area that is zoned for it.

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Posted by greg1 on 12/12/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

Time to update that presentation Andres and you are not a scientist.

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Posted by TruB on 12/12/2019 at 3:45 PM

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