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Re: “Reader: Sorry, not sorry

Hey Mike you could always go to Alabama O wait maybe not.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/12/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Reader: Sorry, not sorry

And Mikeb45 is why we can't have nice things. Not quite a native (missed the mark by two weeks) moved a lot after with an airforce family. Our strength is our differences our weakness is our hate.

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Posted by Matt Clark on 12/12/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Reader: Sorry, not sorry

Go back to Queens. The good people from the midwest dont need to be preached at by liberal scum like you.

1 like, 18 dislikes
Posted by Mikeb45 on 12/12/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Reader: Needle exchanges stop the spread of disease and save money

Think of it this way, your child or grandchild goes to a bar in the future they meet someone and end up dating or whatever. this person turns out to have had a shady past and might have a disease, would you rather A: take a proactive stance and "nip it in the bud" OR would you rather your offspring be duped and they get a disease that ruins their life? I personally would go with A all the way!!!

Needle exchange saves lives and educates the public....as well as giving those people a way out if they seek it.

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/11/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Reader: Needle exchanges stop the spread of disease and save money

BINGO!!!! WOW!! A person in Colorado Springs with forethought!!! I LOVE IT!!

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/11/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Reader: Don't be fooled by the BLR agreement

There is nothing Conservative about not paying your bills and a lot of supposed Conservatives have forgotten that. This situation should be a red flag warning of what the supposed Conservatives in Washington are doing currently.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Larry Burke on 12/07/2017 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Reader: Thanks for passing your mistakes to my generation

What happened to the Conservative principle that you pay your bills? Also, with corporate profits at near record high and corporate taxes collected as a % of GDP at a near historic low, why give the Corps the lions share or the benefit?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Larry Burke on 12/06/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Reader: Thanks for passing your mistakes to my generation

It's true. There's gonna be a Huge deficit that me and my kid will have to eventually pay for. Also, the inherentance tax breaks will ensure that the wealthy of the future are born into it rather than actually work their butts off to build their own wealth (FYI the vast majority of rich people in the US inherited their wealth).

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Random Citizen on 12/06/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Thanks for passing your mistakes to my generation

It doubles the standard deduction by eliminating all the other deductions. It also expires in 10 years (the tax cuts for the rich do not expire). Do not mistake a short term gain for a long term solution. It truly is the younger generations who will be paying for your temporary benefit.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Thomas Cole Andreas on 12/06/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Reader: Thanks for passing your mistakes to my generation

It doubles the standard deduction from 14 to 28k. If you cannot see the obvious benefit that gives to working class people, then you are probably reading too much huffpo.

6 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 12/06/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Reader: Thanks for passing your mistakes to my generation

Shenanigans, quit blaming; its not always someone elses fault. Crawl down off your cross, take the wood, build a bridge and get over it

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rick Foster on 12/06/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

Synchronizing of the lights can only be done in one direction at a time and any changes in traffic volume due to events, side traffic, etc can completely disrupt them. Traffic is a very dynamic grid system with an added dimension of time. Trying to sync the lights on one road is bad enough, trying to sync them on multiple, interconnected roads is order of magnitudes more difficult.

You want to fix the traffic problems, put the phone down and don't touch it, not even at stoplights as ANY manual data entry (IOW doing anything which requires more than pushing one single button) is illegal even at stoplights. That includes reading/sending emails, texting, playing on social media, taking pictures, looking up directions, etc.

Every stoplight you pull up to, take a look around and you will see drivers with their heads down, illegally playing with their phones. They, when they get a green light, they aren't ready and because of them, fewer people can get through the green light. That, in turn, makes people upset, so they try to beat the red to squeeze thru during the cycle.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 12/06/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

Personally I dont think its the timing between the yellow and red I think its the synchronizing of the lights on the thru streets. Its very hard to move traffic if the lights dont sync and that causes people to try to rush in order to get past the next light. Its been that way for years in the Springs.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/05/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

Yeah I am going to have to agree with the author here. I've lived in a lot of cities but Colorado Springs takes the cake for the worst designed traffic system. Odin mentions traffic engineers- I am not sure if COS actually employs practiced engineers- or more likely and as is in line with this city, COS employs a BS company and someone gets a kick-back somewhere. in the 6 years I've lived here, one constant thought I've had is that COS must not have actually had any coherent plan for their traffic, ever. And all the responses that are critical of the author, make excuses for our horrible congestion and traffic, etc., you all are such a major part of the problem because you are slaves to the status quo. You are too afraid or ignorant to call out the actual problems and instead continually blame the messenger.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 12/05/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump overlooked a few other "wins"

Yep too bad Hillary and the DNC corrupted the primary. We could have had a true politician for the people with Bernie Sanders. Dumb HRC voters had to ruin it though

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by KyleJS on 12/05/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Reader: These times call for public transit

Yeah we need to stop making excuse and stop listening to people living in the past. We need a reliable inter and intra city public transport on rails- this is ridiculous. I've lived in the area for over6 years now and watched time and again as corrupt projects get forced through- we need to put an end to the BS and make the city and county work for us on what we actually need.

No City for Chumps- no more widening I-25- no more buddy-buddy development projects. How long are we going to know we need a responsive government without having one before we do something about it?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by KyleJS on 12/05/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump overlooked a few other "wins"

tRump is the winner of the sexual assault accusations too... the twittering hemorrhoid, harasser-in-chief also has lied more that all the previous presidents combined... yep, this cheap reality show putin puppet is a real wiener alright.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 12/05/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump overlooked a few other "wins"

I guess that makes you a loser.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mikeb45 on 12/05/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Reader: These times call for public transit

Inter-city public transport is doomed to failure unless really good intra-city public transport is put in place first. The HyperLoop, Front Range fast rail service, etc are all colossal wastes of money unless that critical flaw is fixed first. Every place that has tried it has found this out the hard way and the inter-city transport ends up being a black hole for money relying on government bail-outs (IOW increased taxes) to keep it running. However, the intra-city services do fairly well without the inter-city services.

Having lived overseas (mostly in Europe, including in Italy) for over a decade I can tell you that the reason why the inter-city transport works overseas is because they have excellent intra-city public transport.

I adamantly oppose throwing any money at these inter-city services if the intra-city services are not done first.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 12/04/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Reader: These times call for public transit

The hyperloop will speed things up considerably. However, the hyperloop will be a product of capitalism. Perhaps you can seize it after it is built. Then you can set the price according to your whim and NOT according to market demands.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by XX YY on 12/04/2017 at 5:04 AM

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