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Re: “Medical marijuana license fee hike closer to reality

They should not do this on the backs of the patients, who will likely bear the cost. What do we expect out of an anti medical cannabis council? I expect the patients to be first.

Posted by Ed Sanders on 06/27/2017 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Coordinated evacuation amid Waldo fire? Not hardly

first responders did their best noone is saying they didnt . this is a testament to the LEADERSHIP of c-springs. and it was utter chaos.

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 06/27/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

No actually quite amused over the fact that it made you mad enough to act like an child. I like the enthusiasm though. Even though you still have no idea what happened but it is fun to watch you........... ROFLMAO!

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 06/27/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Rocky Smith- You mean big, upfront money like that spent on the Neumann Systems contract? A $190M fleecing that would have been better spent on real GREEN technology, rather than expensively (and dubiously) prolong the lifespan of 19th century energy production methods? THAT kind of big money?

Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Law firm chosen for EPA lawsuit has history with Colorado Springs

How much and to whom has Ryley Carlack given in political donations? Just curious...

Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Hi fellow readers!

I just wanted to let you all know about the following event. Three local builders were very disappointed that there was no longer going to be a festival in Colorado so they joined up to make this happen! I've copied the info below:

COME TO THE FIRST ANNUAL COLORADO TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL!!

Come see many unique tiny homes, tiny homes on wheels, yurt homes, shipping container homes, and other small unique structures! Hosted at the sprawling Wild Animal Sanctuary, NE Denver, brought to you by Einstyne Tiny Homes, Rocky Mountain Tiny Homes, and Trailer Made Custom Trailers.

Learn about going tiny, simplifying your life, minimalistic living, and living greener!
There will be vendors, speakers, entertainment, food, drink, and you can even decide to take a walk on the wild side and visit the Wild Animal Sanctuary to see the most incredible, majestic rescued wildlife in Colorado!

Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Wild Animal Sanctuary

THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!

Children 12 & under are FREE!

Go to http://coloradotinyhousefestival.com/ for more info or to get your tickets!

Posted by Natalija Finlay on 06/27/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

Jay Whynotaskme- Why not ask you? I'm certain to get a more nuanced and educationed answer from either of my two dogs, and at least one of my cats.

ARE YA MAD BRO?!

Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit Complex still worthy of higher cost

What percentage of those "6 million visitors a year" are here for recreation purposes vs. business, Ralph? When ANY public project's budget doubles, seemingly, overnight, I think the citizens (who will, ultimately, be on the hook for this thing) need to raise their level of healthy skepticism...no matter how nice and "sustainable" the new "attraction" will be.

So, if we "beleive you that the price will be worth it", and it turns out to be another fleecing of the taxpayers of Colorado Springs for the betterment of a small grpup of 'connected' local businesses, are you going to write a check to make it right? I didn't think so...?

Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/27/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Cannabis and skin cancer

My Mother was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer about a one year ago, she has had an extremely difficult journey. She has had two rounds of chemotheraphy, one round or Y90 Radiation and now is experiencing liver failure. Jaundice, a weak appetite and depression are a few of her symptoms. Im wondered what other treatment options she has (such as a liver transplant or a clinical trial) and also how long she has to live. My mother is my best friend and hero, she endures so much as your loved ones do too.but a cousin of mine came to our rescue by ordering this hemp oil from a foundation in UK,and so far the medication has proved effective.now my mother can do things she never could do before,i am so happy so i decided to use this medium to alert all cancer patient that with a good hemp oil,you can definitely beat cancer.if you happen to be in need of this medication Dr. Rick Simpson a man who knows about the cannabis hemp oil to cure cancer around the world, this cannabis is been made by Marijuana, not that common to get in most of the countries in the world, am attending to those who is suffering from any type of cancer, Cannabis oil is here to help you fight this illness at once,you can contact the foundation with this email:ricksimpsonoil007@gmail.com

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Posted by john1 on 06/27/2017 at 5:35 AM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal of Colorado baker who denied service to gay couple

Lower Courts and Politics, Jefferson predicted all this Ado About Nothing.

Buy your own Decorations, Please !

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Posted by frank1946 on 06/26/2017 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Cannabis and skin cancer

My name is Debra Warren, i am from Florida USA. I never knew cannabis oil was indeed wonderful and very effective in treating cancer diseases. To hell with the government and their insane policy,if not for the government and their so called rules in regulating cannabis my husband would have still been alive. Thanks to the newly policy for legalizing cannabis in my state i would have also lost my son to kidney cancer, i was really touched and surprised when i watched lots of documentary on how cannabis oil had helped lot of people whom their family members never thought they could make it after undergoing several Chemo. From the dept of my heart i must say a word of appreciation to the Rick Simpson Team for the timely intervention in the life of my son suffering from Kidney Cancer. as i am writing this testimony on this Blog my Son is so strong and healthy in spite he hasnt completed the total Dosage for your cannabis and medical consultation and information on how to get the oil try and get in touched with the Rick Simpson Team through email: info.rickcannabis10@yahoo.com CALL OR TEXT:::: (+1) 989-941-3969 so he can enlighten you more.

Feeling so Delighted.
Debra Warren...

Posted by Mariana Warren on 06/26/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Coordinated evacuation amid Waldo fire? Not hardly

I too, along with my wife and fellow Councilmember Val Snider, evacuated/fled/drove like Hell at about 4:45. At the time I was surprised how fast we got east of I-25 but in reflection I think we missed the bulk of the traffic by a mere few minutes. And we left when a fire engine pulled up close to our house at the top of Mountain Shadows and the fire Lieutenant got out of the truck, pointed his finger at me, and yelled "MR. HENTE: LEAVE!"

That being said, I think the part of Mayor Suther's comments with regards to the multi-jurisdictional response protecting homes and setting up fire lines is very accurate. I was fortunate enough to go back into the neighborhood at about 10:00 that night and saw first hand the heroism and dedication of hundreds of fire fighters, police officers, CSU employees, etc. that prevented the loss and devastation from being much worse than it was.

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Posted by Scott Hente on 06/26/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Commissioner Littleton proposing planning for the worst

BTW, Commissioner Glenn wants to not only merge the Colorado Springs and El Paso county OEMs, he wants to make a regional one. I am not sure he really understands what he is asking for. He does not seem to understand the current levels of emergency management and I doubt very much he has ever taken any of the online and free FEMA courses regarding the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, or National Response Framework. He probably does not understand the very different roles that an Emergency Operations Center plays as compared to an Incident Command. Nor does he seem to be aware of the fact that there are already local, county, state, and FEMA offices or that the state is already divided into 9 different "All Hazards" regions (El Paso and Teller falling in the South Central Region) each with their own dedicated state emergency coordinators. To me it simply reeks of a power grab.

Posted by Odin on 06/26/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Commissioner Littleton proposing planning for the worst

Amateur radio (ham radio) may seem "old school" and "quaint" to some, but it can actually be very high-tech. Most people think of it being something old men do and that it involves just talking on radios and sending Morse code. While those are still done, it is a heck of a lot more. With the digital modes, hams can even update Twitter feeds remotely via their radios. Emails? Piece of cake. Satellites? Had them since 1961 and hams basically started the CubeSat movement of small, light satellites. Video? Yep, hams do that too. They also do microwave transmission and meshed networks.

The great thing about amateur radio is that much of it is not tied to the local power or communications grids -- it can operate all on it's own when those systems go down or are congested. Meaning, when 911, phones, text, and data lines get congested or go down, amateur radio still works. Granted, at least in the old days, the local telephone switches were required to have 8 or 12 hours of battery back-up, generators, and a refueling plan, and the old school phones were line powered by the local switch, but almost no-one has a line powered Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) phone anymore. Most people have cell phones and internet based phones (essentially VOIP). Some cell towers have generators and batteries, but not all, and though cell companies have deployable comm assets, they don't have a lot of them. A major blow to their infrastructure would over task those assets.

A CME might impact some RF transmission, especially HF, for several days, but its impact on VHF and UHF doesn't last all that long. It's biggest impact would be on the power grid, which could take months to fix since there are not enough critical spares and many parts have to be made overseas and on request. CMEs hammer power lines due to the very long conductors. EMP is a different animal altogether (the doomsday preppers make me cringe when they do not understand the differences and when they misunderstand the different ways needed to protect against each) and is unlikely unless someone starts throwing nukes around (we are the only country which has demonstrated the ability to make a solely EMP weapon). EMP effects on RF will be fairly short lived.

There are already numerous national and even international groups who do disaster and emergency amateur radio communications including the American Radio Relay League's National Traffic System, the Radio Relay International, the ARRL's Amateur Radio Emergency Service (very active in El Paso county), the Military Auxiliary Radio Service, etc. Adding yet another group is probably not the answer.

Plus, a lot of ham radio operators simply are not interested. They don't want to do the practice and make the commitment to be involved. You'd be lucky if you got 10% of the hams in El Paso to sign up and only about 20% would every bother to do practices, get training, and do exercises. That is about how it works out for other volunteer groups, even the aforementioned ones.

The doomsday prepper types are interested, but most hams don't want a lot to do with them. That has been one of the problems getting Lighthouse launched (Peggy has been trying unsuccessfully to launch this for three years that I remember) is that Peggy has fallen in with that crowd. Nothing against readiness and basic preparedness, but the doomsday crowd takes it to a whole 'nother level.

Most telling to me though, is that Peggy has only taken cursory interest into getting her own ham radio license. If 8, 9, 10 year olds can pass the test (Morse code is not required) and this is so darn important to her, why has she not gotten her license despite pushing Lighthouse for several years now?

Posted by Odin on 06/26/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Coordinated evacuation amid Waldo fire? Not hardly

I was one of those who " just fled" sometime around 5PM. Traffic in the Rockrimmon area was completely gridlocked and close to panic as it crept along in the blood orange smoke. It took over an hour to travel the 1.5 miles to I-25. I later saw pictures of police directing outbound traffic at Woodmen and I-25, but there were none to be seen during my drive, as plenty of people were still headed TOWARDS the fire in order to rescue pets, etc. Interestingly, I got the reverse 911 call to "evacuate immediately" at 6PM - more than an hour after the orange cloud enveloped the area.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/26/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Local author Khadija Grant empowers community youth

Retired from PPCC, and I believe that Khadija has more passion in her professional life than many students. Not only does she have the passion, but she possesses the initiative to get out there and see how things work. In so doing, Khadija has learned how to publish her own books, cutting out middle man publisher cuts.

I saw her at work at the "Day and Night" giveaway in which the students had to WORK for their reward! I keep telling her what a wonderful and motivating school teacher she could become...maybe second career!

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Posted by Sandy Bailey on 06/26/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Feist goes back to her days of Broken Social Scene

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Posted by Sahul Thakur on 06/26/2017 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

Andrew wommack is a blessing, a true prophet for today, this man is changing lives to change the world for the good of mankind

Posted by lisheen on 06/26/2017 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Cindy Aubrey named CEO of Pikes Peak United Way

There seems to be a rather incestuous relationship between local government and these highly paid positions at 'non-profit' organizations. The pool of qualified individuals must be incredibly small for this trend to continue, no?

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Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/25/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Medical marijuana license fee hike closer to reality

Ya, they hate the weed, but they sure do love the revenue it brings them...... get ready for price hikes to satisfy "the man", mmj patients...... uh-oh, what if consumption goes down because the price is too high?

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/25/2017 at 8:47 AM

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