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Re: “Colorado electors strike a deal with Secretary of State

I wonder what you all would do if you found out the Constitution was not a truly lawful document per the Articles of Confederation-Article XIII? At least three state-republics did not want to ratify it, yet were forced to.

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/01/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “A huge field of candidates is shaping up to run for governor in 2018

What a bleeping convoluted Satanic mess. I'll take YHVH's Torah over what exists masquerading as governance any day, in the name of Yeshua.

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/01/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Cake discrimination case heats up

When I first got to Colorado Springs in January of 1981 and entered the doorway of many a local (not franchise) business, I saw a sign above the door on the inside stating: "We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone". Being born/raised on Lincoln, Nebraska, I had never seen such a sign before. It seems at that time a business could decide who to contract with and who not to contract with. It also seems those days of "discrimination", which everyone exercises every day in all their decisions, are supposed to be over, regardless of perspective. The baker in the above SCOTUS case was only refusing to do a specific cake for a sodomite couple. They could have bought one already made and had others do their special msg, yet didn't. They got "offended" over it and filed a complaint. This "discrimination" manure seems to only flow one way, and it is against YHVH/Yahweh/Yeshua/Jesus. The best option for Romans 10:9 born-again followers of Yeshua/Jesus is to form a Pure Trust Organization, so they are not under statutory control (the main problem of governance), and do business out of that instead of forming a corporation with the STATE OF Secretary of STATE.
http://stoptheglobalists.com/FruitsFromaPo…

3 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by gregaj7 on 11/01/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “AFP donates to committee opposing Colorado Springs' stormwater ballot measure

The 'opposition' is the citizens who are fed up with govt taking our money in taxes and fees and then redistributing it to their political allies who are undermining our personal liberties, those liberties guaranteed to us by the Constitution. I wonder if you know just what the Koch Brothers are doing in the political playing field with THEIR OWN money. In supporting anti-progressive/socialist schemes, they are doing all in their power to see that politicians, judges, and others in positions of leadership uphold the Constitution. And, BTW, the Koch's donated zero dollars to Trump's campaign because they don't like him any more than you do.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 11/01/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Pueblo's marijuana museum fizzles

Jim Parco,
I hope my video made an impact to stop your drug promoting idea. . I hope all the drug money you are making goes to all the victims you helped create someday.
https://youtu.be/cEul3coyLSM
Aubree Adams
Moms Strong
#1 soccer Mom for kids in recovery

1 like, 12 dislikes
Posted by Aubree Adams on 11/01/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “AFP donates to committee opposing Colorado Springs' stormwater ballot measure

The person running the fund works for AFP so no surprise. I don't like the wording of this tax bUT let's understand that the 'opposition' is still a GOP lobby group.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 11/01/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

In that case, refund the excess profit to everyone who got a permit or whatever during that period. Donating to charity is not a legitimate function of govt.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 10/31/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “AFP donates to committee opposing Colorado Springs' stormwater ballot measure

"holding the developers accountable is necessary but won't happen any time soon.."

So how in the world can you justify throwing your money at the problem before accountability is established? It's like writing a blank check to your drug-addict uncle--before he's even checked himself into rehab.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/31/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “AFP donates to committee opposing Colorado Springs' stormwater ballot measure

certainly agree that developers have long been the problem for this city... just don't want to hurt the city in an attempt to call out the developers. holding the developers accountable is necessary but won't happen any time soon because rich people use legal methods to delay outcomes. we need stormwater dealt with now.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 10/31/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Sen. Gardner mum on trespass case so activists petition Nor'Wood

Looks like these 'activists' lie as much as Gardner.

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Posted by TruB on 10/31/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department shells out nearly $1 million to projects and causes

It is frustrating that individuals are drawing a false relationship between Regional Building Department funds, and the excess amounts that have been accumulated there, and the City's revenue stream, with a particular emphasis on Stormwater.

The Regional Building Department IS NOT a department of the City of Colorado Springs and does not fall under the City's leadership or direction. City funds and Regional Building Department funds are not tied together in any way - excess revenue at the Regional Building Department cannot be shared with the City's General Fund and the opposite is also true.

I get it: some people will oppose 2A. But to base that opposition on the assumption that the Regional Building Department's excess funds could be used by the City for any purpose, to include Stormwater, is a misunderstanding of how funds are allocated and used by different agencies within the Pikes Peak Region.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Scott Hente on 10/31/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “AFP donates to committee opposing Colorado Springs' stormwater ballot measure

Happy Few: "helping keep the rich developers, their buddies, rich!"

Actually, the passage of 2A is little more than a bailout for developers who have been allowed to cut corners or slip building drainage altogether in their developments.

www.NoOn2A.com

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/31/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “AFP donates to committee opposing Colorado Springs' stormwater ballot measure

coke whore bro's are helping keep the rich developers, their buddies, rich!! they don't give a rats rear about you poor folks. even if the city gets sued, it doesn't cost the developers anything.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 10/31/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Routon honored by Mayor John Suthers with Spirit of the Springs Award

I'm surprised Ralph would let himself be used by a politician. Way to cosy.

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Posted by Gopher on 10/30/2017 at 10:42 PM

Re: “AFP donates to committee opposing Colorado Springs' stormwater ballot measure

Does anyone think the Koch Bros. and American for Prosperity give a Tinkers damn about our storm water issues?

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Gary Casimir on 10/30/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department gives away nearly $1 million in donations

It is frustrating that individuals are drawing a false relationship between Regional Building Department funds, and the excess amounts that have been accumulated there, and the City's revenue stream, with a particular emphasis on Stormwater.

The Regional Building Department IS NOT a department of the City of Colorado Springs and does not fall under the City's leadership or direction. City funds and Regional Building Department funds are not tied together in any way - excess revenue at the Regional Building Department cannot be shared with the City's General Fund and the opposite is also true.

I get it: some people will oppose 2A. But to base that opposition on the assumption that the Regional Building Department's excess funds could be used by the City for any purpose, to include Stormwater, is a misunderstanding of how funds are allocated and used by different agencies within the Pikes Peak Region.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Scott Hente on 10/30/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department gives away nearly $1 million in donations

And they wonder why they can't get a stormwater fee passed .... duh!!

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Posted by Lynne Bliss on 10/30/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “One class of landowner would get special treatment under city’s stormwater fees

I have been saying for years the city has been approaching the legal issues all wrong. With the challenges the city has been facing with water availability this issue should be coupled with a fight to reinterpret the Water Law of the West.

Certainly first users have claim to the natural runoff. But any excess runoff should be claimed by the creators of that runoff. The City should claim its right to use that excess for its own purposes. That water should be captured and purified into the city water system or traded as irrigation water to downstream users in exchange for upstream water.

Such would provide a couple of benefits. It would help to alleviate water crises we have experienced. It also would tactically redirect the legal fight to being between downstream users and Pueblo, who is wishing to restrict that flow.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Keith Hamburger on 10/29/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Routon honored by Mayor John Suthers with Spirit of the Springs Award

In a small town where gratuitous awards are handed out like halloween candy - this is one award that has been a long time coming and one richly deserved. Thank you Ralph!

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 10/28/2017 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department gives away nearly $1 million in donations

Thank you Pam for this report on the OUTRAGEOUS misuse of City govt excess revenue by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Dept. Govt and its agencies are not a Sugar Daddy that disburses excess profits to various non-profits considered by them to be deserving of public largess. Govt has no business participating in charitable projects because doing so is the responsibility of the citizenry. Any excess RBD profits should be returned to the City and used solely for stormwater and/or road maintenance both legitimate govt functions. This, in turn, will reduce the amount of new taxes the City asks the voters to pay. And, of course, the RBD fees for the next year should be reduced. And WHY are RBD employees being charitable with OUR not THEIR own personal money and not doing what is called for by the IGA? Is our City governed by laws or by the feel good whims of its bureaucrats? The citizens of COS are generous and can be depended upon to be charitable. The Indy Give and Gazette year-end annual campaigns together collect more than $2M from the citizenry for our local non-profits. Govt participation will only result in less participation by the citizens because govt has taken from the citizens the money they would otherwise have had available to donate and, more importantly, because the citizenry now view charitable giving as the responsibility of govt.

Learning that Utilities also wants to be a Sugar Daddy and is seeking Councils permission to donate to charitable causes is OUTRAGEOUS. Utilities responsibility is to its customers. Using utility revenue to disburse funds to its pet charities is OBSCENE. Instead, Utilities should reduce utility charges to its customers, which will make it possible for the citizens to afford to pay their utility bills as well as to donate to whatever charity THEY want to support.

And THANK YOU to our Council representatives Pico, Knight, and Murray, members of the Finance Committee, who understand the duties of govt and are attempting to repel the onslaughts by the spenders of other peoples money by progressives/socialists on the Council and within City govt.

On a related issue the Mayor and his allies lie to us and instead of being truthful, deceive us - VOTE NO on 2A.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by curious on 10/27/2017 at 2:33 PM

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