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Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

If you ask an extreme right winger, he will aver, "public broadcasting is indeed the handmaiden of the Progressive Left." If you ask a progressive, he will tell you public broadcasting is a tool of the moderate right.

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Posted by julianza on 05/03/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Well, he's right, but it's kind of too little, too late. We have a handful of interesting buildings in Colorado Springs that aspire to match the scenery, but most of our built environment is completely disposable and was built with that intent. Outside of the Old North End and around downtown, most of our housing and commercial stock is not ageing well. Take away Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, and you could be anywhere in the country, most likely Stockton. Maybe if we had code based design, we could get a better aesthetic, but that would mean the City Council would have to learn about it, and so would the planning commission, and then advocate for it. But the last piece of large developable land in the county is Banning-Lewis, and that's all set to be classic sprawl, no different from anywhere else in the country, so we're stuck. Tava (Pikes Peak) deserved better. Could we give it to Switzerland?

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Posted by leloupe on 05/03/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Yet the mayor and the planning commission are OK with a 8 to 10 story hospital building in the line of sight of Pikes Peak. It's great that PlanCOS says we value our majestic views but council sure didn't when they approved this infill build.

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Posted by TruB on 05/03/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Ironical, indeed. Stegner would be rolling in his grave if he heard this Orwellian statement from The Broadmoor's mayor.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 05/03/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

John Howell: The truth is public broadcasting is indeed the handmaiden of the Progressive Left.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 05/02/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Electronic add-ons provide more streaming options than you could ever watch on cable or satellite

I've really enjoyed your articles on getting rid of my cable. It's been tough but I followed your ideas. I am still guessing and figuring this out. The cable company (I'm not in CO Springs these days but still miss it) made it tough but I got to just cable and I like what I have so far.

I got an antenna, a roku, netflix, and I'm happy. I like the free stuff on the roku but you have to spend a lot of time finding the stuff you like it seems.

I wish you would spend more time on this as i keep seeing more options and products. Guess i have to read the other computer columns but great start. I don't like the pc magazines online sometimes as they are too short and not enough options.
thx!

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Posted by JH_Dell_PC on 05/02/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Electronic add-ons provide more streaming options than you could ever watch on cable or satellite

No argument from me (Bri the IT Guy). If you have in place something that already "gets you there", why pay more?

I still believe that the Roku is the "Cadillac" of TV stations/free stations/ease of use.

However, why spend the money and you are probably already adept in what you are doing.

Cheers!

Posted by Techpertise on 05/02/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

when the greedy rich own the media you get the geezerette... this must be what johnny is speaking of. thankfully there is this independent source of news where this village can gain knowledge. the other major source of information that is in danger is the internet. they are trying desperately to control it and we must resist the takeover.

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Posted by happyfew on 05/02/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

Public media are not necessary and become harmful to democracy when they become the handmaiden of one part of the political spectrum.

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Posted by John Howell on 05/02/2017 at 5:55 AM

Re: “Electronic add-ons provide more streaming options than you could ever watch on cable or satellite

I know you mentioned XboxOne but for gamers it really is a good way to go I believe. Well at least for us that like to play games online. You get a lot of option once you are subscribed. I realize that is more money but I pay for it anyways so I can play online. The system is not complete without it really.

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Posted by HolaMakina on 05/01/2017 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Digital video providers could be the end of your cable bill

I've been trying out DirecTV Now. You can get a subset of channels via the Internet. It's more money than SlingTV. I like the line up more but it has some problems at times. Also issues with the big channels like cbs and abc.
I may drop it but it's good to see there are options.

Posted by HolaMakina on 05/01/2017 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

The majority of Americans care. That's who cares.

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Posted by Zen on 04/28/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Reader: Impeach him this month, or May at the latest

[citation needed]

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Posted by Mike Pettit on 04/28/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

I hope the guy paid nothing. That way everybody gets what they want. The social justice warriors can complain about him not paying his fair share, while the anti-tax folks can get lathered up about the sorry state of our income tax laws.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 04/27/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

The return he should or was shown when he was running showed 0 taxes paid. Yes its legal yes those low income folk that pay nothing is legal as well. Point is the hypocrisy of letters like this as well as the rhetoric from the right.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

It's not "did he pay taxes" it's what they reveal about his conflicts of interest and potential monetary gain from his unique position to influence legislation and EOs that will directly benefit him.
The party that has railed about transparency and accountability for years now seems to see nothing wrong with their candidate who refuses to live up to that stance.
We heard GOP talking heads rant on and on about all the Obama vacations, yet nothing with the extravagant amount spent by Trump for his numerous weekend getaways to his for-profit resort.
Trump is not going to "fix the country" for anyone not holding giant financial portfolios. If you think he gives one ounce of thought toward the plight or life of middle/poor America, you are sadly mistaken.
He has DECADES of history of his corrupt ways including not paying contractors, hiring foreign workers (because he can pay them less than he would have to pay Americans) and various other shady things.
I applaud you for your faith, but I also wish you would take a moment to ask yourself if you would be just as supportive of the EXACT SAME actions and lack of transparency by any other person in that office.
(and let me guess, there will be a "Hillary!" "Obummer!" reply...)

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Posted by Sheri Powers on 04/27/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

People here are making a lot of assumptions that Trump doesn't pay taxes, like any successful business person he pays what he is legally obligated to. If you don't like it, change the laws. Rachael Maddow tried to make sensationalist news by revealing one year of his taxes returns that ended up showing he did indeed pay his fair share at a higher tax rate than most in his income bracket. Maybe the people here don't do their own taxes or even pay taxes because you would know if you did that there is no real information that would be revealed in a tax return. The financial statements that Trump has disclosed reveals a much broader and more pertinent scope of information. Trump supporters are obviously the Winners, and because of them everyone will end up benefiting from a new approach in our federal government that will finally be for the people, not the career politicians. People need to quit forming opinions based on 10-second news clips on the evening news and start listening to the facts, you will be amazed.

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Posted by marjies on 04/27/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

One other thing Jack if those folks that are not paying taxes to finance a war are selfish and anti American. Where does guys like Trump fit in? Hes got millions and is not paying so in your mind does that make our President anti American?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

Hear is my take. For years we have heard about the low income folk not paying taxes. They get all those services for nothing. Remember? Horrible people taking advantage of the Government and the honest taxpayer. Yet here is a very wealthy person doing the same thing only with millions and while running for the highest office in this land called it smart to do exactly the same only 20 times larger. Dont you think its just a bit of a double standard not to hold him accountable?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

the grabber in chief is a con artist scammer and always has been. he will screw over anybody and everybody to make a buck. he has been sued for this countless times... he just settled a $25 million dollar scam for his fake university. he has a long history of screwing the little guys on his big projects then sicking his big law firms on them so he can pay them less than they agreed on. why anyone would trust this scumbag is beyond me. show me the tax returns and then we can judge why he is giving so many tax breaks to the rich and greedy. if he and much of his family doesn't end up in prison our system is badly broken.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/27/2017 at 9:04 AM

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