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Re: “Reader: How far does America need to fall?

Replace Integrity? We are talking about Donald Trump? The guy with alternative facts? That Donald Trump? The dude that sticks up for Skin heads and the KKK pardoned Joe Arpaio. OK if you say so but confuses the hell out me.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/29/2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Reader: How far does America need to fall?

Jimmy the only thing embarrassing this country is the conduct and behavior of the liberals and their fit throwing . After 8 years of Obama and Hillarys raping of the constitution its his turn to replace all the integraty lost by this country under them . And you liberals talk about Russia , How is Muslim countries donating 350 million dollars to Hillays PAY TO PLAY campaign not interfering with our elections .

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Posted by Thomas Benson on 08/29/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Citizens Project: These are the values of the Pikes Peak region

What a gathering of angels! Nobody hates bicyclists. Nobody hates the recipients of war. And for sure nobody hates fast food, because I went to tacobell on Colorado and there is NO SIDEWALK access! Nobody hates pollution, because they can't see the poison! Nobody hates war, again invisible, like the slaves that made this computer with rare elements mined in Afghan.... Oh what's the use, I do sooooooo enjoy it here in the hate void.

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Posted by sunyata_check on 08/27/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Reader: You call that town hall chaotic?

Karin White:

It's the Gazette. The Gazette Editorial Board. You need to lower your expectations.

For my part, I rarely read the Gazette because I have high blood pressure. It would be detrimental to my health to open the morning paper to the editorial page.

Your first instinct was right. The Gazette operates in an alternate universe. It's called El Paso county.

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/25/2017 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Reader: You call that town hall chaotic?

\m/ (>.<) \m/

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Posted by Dave Olsen on 08/25/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Reader: Leave the costumes at home and do something constructive

What are we supposed to do with our Pussy Hats and Handmaid costumes? Guess I'll just go back to wearing my shirt that says "I'm Helping."

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Posted by Ralph Wiggum on 08/24/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Reader: Leave the costumes at home and do something constructive

Was there looting, fighting, or vandalism at this event, Geraldine? No, I didn't think so. Crying and kumbayahing only get you so far when it comes to justice. The "Zorros" protected clergy in Charlottesville. And the "Zorros" are fighting to protect the rights of even you, Geraldine, who are so vocal with your disdain. Would you put your body in front of a total stranger to keep them from harm? I'm guessing not.

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Posted by hai there on 08/24/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Reader: Leave the costumes at home and do something constructive

Looks like someone is all hopped up on the sheetcake. Moderation is best Sharalene.

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Posted by Zorro on 08/23/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Reader: Leave the costumes at home and do something constructive

Amen, Geraldine Russell. You hit this nail right on the head.

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Posted by yellowdogdem on 08/23/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

Nope, paid for by the event.

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Posted by Holmes on 08/22/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Hey Trump: Police brutality is no “joke”

Im completely distrustful of anyone in a uniform, any kind of law enforcement person, said Emily Lagesse..."

So you are prejudging people based on their appearance? Sure, there are some bad ones out there. But then again, there are a few bad black people out there. Shall we use your logic and say we are "distrustful of anyone who is black, any kind of black person?" Surely we shouldn't as that would be racist. But likewise, to brand all law enforcement as bad because of a small number of them who are bad, and garner the most attention from the media, is just as bad.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 08/22/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Reader: Mr. May, weed is leading to homicide like the Earth is flat

Love this, Autumn, my thoughts exactly! The other politician who is extremely irrational on marijuana is Mr. May's buddy, County Commissioner Mark Waller. He's still fighting the war on drugs like nothing has changed. We have got to get rid of these folks so we can get some more enlightened marijuana policy.....

Posted by prairie chix on 08/22/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Polling convinces city leaders to decide now, not later, on stormwater issue

It is decades past due for taking a responsible approach for our stormwater issues. We cannot continue to wait for the perfect solution. Yes I agree the fee structure as stated in this proposal is not equitable and as a member of Council - Mr. Murray, - I would urge you and your fellow council persons to work to find solutions that include requiring developers to pay their fair share - and that includes in areas of new construction in old established neighborhoods. In OCC I have lived in this house almost 40 years and never had groundwater seep into my garage - but since a new monster home was placed on top of an unstable hill behind me the alley was a river and I had water on the floor of my old stone garage in one of the severe storms of about a week ago. This problem is not going away and we need to start sooner not later as we already were making progress when this community pulled the plug on the previous Stormwater Enterprise.

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Posted by rms on 08/21/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Polling convinces city leaders to decide now, not later, on stormwater issue

wpm:

"You do realize these systems must be maintained like our streets! Don't vote for this blank check!"

You are long on criticism but short on solutions. Going "back to the drawing board" is not a solution. It's an empty and cynical attempt kick the can down the road.

If you have a better solution, tell us what it is. If you're only interested in discrediting those who have proposed a solution, you're just obstructing.

By the way...of course "these systems must be maintained." Everyone gets that. There is NO possible solution that would NOT require maintenance. To imply that there is one is disingenuous.

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/21/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Polling convinces city leaders to decide now, not later, on stormwater issue

If you believe any solution works or is the right solution you can vote for this proposal. However, its equity and parity is totally out of synch with what occurred. Developers made tremendous profits off our city's inability or unwillingness to hold them accountable to known stormwater stances. Take the time to read the EPA's lawsuit and it will be clear the citizens were not the primary beneficiaries of these costs. We can take responsibility for roads and bridges and our own driveways but the differences are more than $5 per dwelling and $30 per acre when adding up the total damage vice profits. The citizens are clearly bearing the brunt of this situation and this should be called the "developer's tax" rather than a stormwater fee. Go back to the drawing board, re-balance this measure and present a fair and equitable plan. That has less to be determined (TBDs), slows future development until we can correct our current problems and demonstrates how future costs will be allocated between citizens and commercial interests. You do realize these systems must be maintained like our streets! Don't vote for this blank check!

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Posted by wpmurrayIII on 08/20/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

Mr. Beadles Ignoring them sure hasent worked. Exposing them may.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/19/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Reader: Hate isn't welcome in the Springs

Are we not putting wind in the sails of these groups by plastering them all over every media format????

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Posted by William David Beadles on 08/19/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

The event actually received LART monies to help offset some of the event costs such as police, barricades, etc. LART is tax collected from those staying in hotels and renting cars so pretty much paid for by tourists.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 08/18/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

Whatever the event organizers paid the City towards hosting this event I guarantee it did not come close to covering the full cost of involvement by COS, CSPD, CSFD and CSU staff and resources required to sponsor this event. A full financial accounting would be interesting - not "fees" for services but actual breakdown of all stages from pre-planning through mop up and after action assessments of all personnel hours involved.

It also would be beneficial in analyzing the financial impacts to the community to collect data on lost income and wages to the Westside and downtown business owners who were not profiting from this event.

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Posted by rms on 08/18/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Reader: Citizens should question bike race expenses

Taxpayers didn't pay for police/fire. It was paid for by the event itself.

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Posted by Holmes on 08/17/2017 at 6:12 PM

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