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Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs turns to reserve fund for $3.4 million bailout of forecast error

"When the mayor [John Suthers] recognized this back in the fall [of 2016], he told the department heads to cut spending and save money..."

The question then becomes why didn't the City tell citizens this tiny little $3.4 million prediction error occurred and that the fund source of what they asked citizens for was not excess, but would instead partially come from reserves? If they knew enough to tell departments and didn't tell citizens, that's an integrity problem (a lie by omission) when you're pushing the TABOR retention ballot initiative.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 06/01/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs climbing gyms, guides and outdoor sites

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Posted by John Rock on 06/01/2017 at 2:44 AM

Re: “Reader: 'God doesn't reward show offs'

Seth How could she? Wouldnt be in practice if she did.Single payer wouldnt be free its paid for by taxes or like Medicare. It sure works well everywhere in the world. Why not here? Now I dont have the documentation but everyone I know and talk to is in favor and it would save all of us a bunch of dough. The only ones I hear of not in favor are the Pharm. Corporations and insurance lobby.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/31/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Reader: 'God doesn't reward show offs'

[Quran 31:18] And do not treat people with arrogance, nor walk proudly on earth. God does not love the arrogant showoffs.

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Posted by Talal Itani on 05/31/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Reader: 'God doesn't reward show offs'

Madeleine Jacobs: Please cite the documentation that shows the MAJORITY of Americans support a single payer health care system AND as an M.D. (if practicing) do you treat patients for free and pay for expenses out of your pocket? Didn't think so!

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Posted by Seth Cooper on 05/31/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Local anti-war activists persist through decades of intimidation and repression

peace on earth...

how dare them promote such a thing...

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Posted by happyfew on 05/31/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Reader: Another civics lesson, via Obama-era politics

Please note: The blogger calling himself "Jeff Flatz" is an imposter. He is not the author of the letter, Jeff Faltz.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/31/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Reader: Strawberry Fields idea is criminal

To continue:)
....held in secret, to the deaf ears of six council members all the way through to the amazingly speedy execution of a conservation easement which is not in compliance with the resolution which the city council passed. There is a very good chance that the appeal which is presently being considered by the Colorado State Court of Appeals will succeed and Strawberry Fields will be returned to its rightful owners. This will be Justice in its finest hour - not only for the citizens of Colorado Springs, but also as precedent for people fighting privatization of public lands in every city and town across our nation.
Please consider a donation to the Strawberry Fields legal fund at

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Posted by doonya on 05/30/2017 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Reader: Strawberry Fields idea is criminal

In many ways, the Broadmoor Land Swap was indeed a shady transaction. From the meetings h

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Posted by doonya on 05/30/2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Reader: Strawberry Fields idea is criminal

This is what happens when a "Johnny Come Lately" Bully of a Billionaire, meets our FBI Mayor and confused City council ......whom would rather sniff the genitals of a billionaire. ... than represent the hundreds of thousands of citizens whom made this city GREAT !!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/30/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Reader: Another civics lesson, via Obama-era politics

Thanks for having the intestinal fortitude to send in a letter like this Jeff, as you won't see much support for it but it helps to balance some of the blatant bias normally seen here.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 05/30/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Reader: Another civics lesson, via Obama-era politics

Thanks Jeff you just made my point for me. Ya got NOTHING

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/29/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Reader: Another civics lesson, via Obama-era politics


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Posted by Jeff Flatz on 05/29/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “The silver lining of a global malware attack

No offense but bootleg copies are more than capable of getting updates. One- they use KMS to activate and look legit to Windows servers.
2- you can download updates. Often from the same places the bootleg versions are downloaded from and not a torrent system where you probably have a dirty copy of the OS already. A lot of people using bootleg copies that are able to get around the activation on KMS, etc., are getting updates as they please.

I won't say how I know but I can assure you- I and the folks I know have any updates we care to have...

Posted by HolaMakina on 05/29/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Virus, phishing and ransomware — oh my!

I used to like AVG but I've found it is has become more annoying lately. Actually, most of them seem to have.
I like Avast myself. I just with the pop ups were less often. I cannot stand Norton anymore.

I love my Ubuntu machine. I never get malware or virii. It does what I need but the big players don't play well on it sometimes. My opinion anyway.

Posted by HolaMakina on 05/29/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Stratton Open Space isn't like it used to be

No one gets to have that "alone in the forest" hiking experience in Waldo Canyon anymore. What hiker's ego trip is more important than protecting an open space from fire?

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Posted by daisy on 05/29/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Through the eyes of an 1894 Kodak Panoram No. 1

I have a working one as well It is a Panoram 1, original model serial 542 and after some research it was found to be from T.P. Andrews photo store in San Franciso owned by a woman named Helen Tilden she kindly left her name and address written in the camera. Mine is leather as well.

Posted by gene sampson on 05/29/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

I wonder when the big party with Chelsea Manning will occur..... this crap is getting way beyond 'normality' ! ! ! America needs 'SOLDIERS' not sweethearts. Sorry but that's my humble opinion.....! ! !

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Posted by Rich Wynn on 05/28/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Reader: Another civics lesson, via Obama-era politics

Jeff has been running down "OCare" for years and just like his counter parts to the so called right they have came up with NOTHING. There latest dumps anyone and everyone but themselves including Jeff unless he left College making millions. No one thinks about health care as a right until its needed then they have a fit if there not first in line. Get politics out of the way and get some Health care people involved they will come up with the solutions that are needed. Single payer is a solution but the money and greed is in the way.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/28/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Reader: Another civics lesson, via Obama-era politics

This is what I love about the GOP, Trumptards particularly -- history and policy subordinated to folklore and wishful thinking whenever the facts become inconvenient. OK, Jeff, here's what you fail to understand about Obamacare: 1. "Meddling liberals" decided it was finally time to do something about the disgrace of America being the only so-called modern country in the world where access to basic health care is a for-profit commodity, not a basic human right / necessity. 2. The original version of the ACA did everything Mr. Obama claimed. Unfortunately, money wins virtually every argument in our society, so compromises and concessions needed to be made to protect corporate profits to get anything passed. 3. The abomination that resulted still is better than anything the Republicans have come up with. Look it up. You can believe the facts or you can believe Fox.

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Posted by Rev G on 05/28/2017 at 11:47 AM

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