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Re: “Starburn

Good bar food and fun..great bands and have never paid a cover. Halloween is the best!

Posted by Jerri Lucia Wilson on 12/12/2019 at 7:56 PM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

You missed the point, chewbacaface and you've resorted to the straw man theory. But to answer your question, there are regulations on alcohol/bars and they are enforced. Does everyone who goes to a bar get so plastered that they crash their car into a wall? Obviously, no. But there are still laws in place to prevent people from doing so.

Yes, STRs have been around for some time thanks to sites like VRBO. I've used Airbnb and VRBO in the past and have had great experiences. But they still need to be regulated because there are bad actors that ruin it for others, just like anything else. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, I would not be too excited if my neighbors turned their house into an Airbnb because it has the potential to disrupt a neighborhood and change its character. It's not Orwellian, its private property owners actually wanting their private property rights enforced. There are zoning regulations for businesses and residential areas for a reason. If you want to run a business, then do it in an area that is zoned for it.

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Posted by greg1 on 12/12/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

Time to update that presentation Andres and you are not a scientist.

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Posted by TruB on 12/12/2019 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

I am so proud of those who are working hard on this issue and who actually care for people experiencing homelessness. If you don’t know them, you might not see the full picture. There are so many ways to get involved and help. It is a complicated issue and one that can not be put into assumptions if we want the good work to continue being done.
Because this issue is so broad and complicated, I congratulate those who are doing the daily work required. I will continue to support those who are working hard to see and make change not only in community but in the lives who are experiencing homelessness. If people continue to overlook the good that is being done, I think the effort will continue to be as diffcult and time consuming as it is. Blaming does nothing for anyone. But volunteering, praying, and supporting those who are doing something goes a long way.

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Posted by elleg on 12/12/2019 at 3:34 PM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

You city council dummies want more money???????? THEN LEGALIZE REC WEED IN COLORADO SPRINGS AND COLLECT THE TAXES!!!!!!!!! all our tax money is going to other cities because your too stupid to act!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/12/2019 at 1:27 PM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

I think we make a mistake when we say anybody is entitled to an opinion on climate change. That's like saying, "I have cancer, but I'm going to ask my friends and legislators what they think I should do." No, everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.

The facts are clear on this, and we err when we suggest an ignorant statement - firmly believed - is as valid as facts agreed on by scientific consensus.

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Posted by Warren Epstein 1 on 12/12/2019 at 1:03 PM

Re: “De'Von Bailey dominates City Council meeting Dec. 10

Wow Katy...the fact that you dont understand the fear POC have with law enforcement is just the tip of what is wrong with ignorant white people opening their mouth and thinking what they say holds water. So the 17 year old that lives with me SHOULD be scared of law enforcement? Why is that? Hes not a criminal..he doesnt even skip school... but I can tell you for a fact he doesnt trust law enforcement, at all. The way my son and him feel about the police is completely opposite and I guarantee it has everything to do with their skin color. Everything.
Id also like to know how Lytle is the most racist person you know? You know how racism works, correct? Another mistake white people make is calling black people racist when its about fighting oppression and creating equity....FYI, its not the same.

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Posted by TLynn on 12/12/2019 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

We have the “can nots”, the “will nots” and the “have nots”. Different groups within the ranks of “the homeless”.
Our “homeless industry” really needs to start “asking questions”. Some Rescue Missions are very aware of their “toxic charity” in their handouts and have made real changes in how the support is handed out. Not our SRM unfortunately...

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Posted by OneMoreVoter on 12/12/2019 at 11:44 AM

Re: “City Council supports tougher short-term rental rules

It's fine that you don't like STRs. No one is asking you to. The issue at hand is if it is appropriate to create new regulations and restrictions without proper cause. If it is, then why are so many other potentially problematic things legal. Why isn't the city shutting down bars? They create the potential for DUIs. Is it "utterly appropriate" to solve every problem before it exists? Is that city council's job now? Are they supposed to wipe out anything they assume could become a problem? Sounds fairly Orwellian to me.

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Posted by chewbacaface on 12/12/2019 at 10:40 AM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

There are many, many accredited scientists who have disagreed with the alarmist viewpoints and provided a huge wealth of peer reviewed, published papers, research, books and presentations who are systematically ignored or silenced.

Some very recent papers which you all may find interesting and relevant –………

From a presentation that I've used for years; the actual real-world temperatures have continued to track close to flat through the current time, fluctuating up and down with atmospheric and oceanic variations such as the El Nino/La Nina cycle and have NOT tracked with rising carbon dioxide. The key point is that the actual NASA data results refute the NASA predicted results. So the climate alarmists delete the actual data and run with the failed predictions. THAT is more than a confirmation bias!

In addition, the actual ice core data which goes back several million years shows a record of climate change and CO2 sensitivity that is substantially different from what is routinely said by the alarmist scientists. In particular, the current warming trend is several degrees colder than the Medieval Warm Period which is in turn several degrees colder than the Climactic Optimum. Said another way, the current alarmist predictions of catastrophic warming predict the same levels as existed for 7,000 years during the Climactic Optimum and 9,000 of the previous 10,000 years were warmer than today's "unprecedented climate catastrophe". All based on published, peer-reviewed papers written by appropriately credentialed PhD scientists and carbon-free funded.

There are thousands upon thousands of PhD scientists across atmospheric physics, physics, oceanography, meteorology, geology, space sciences, solar scientists, astrophysics, etc., whom I feel are on the right track and whom I have chosen to believe and agree with and to quote. It was a PhD Professor of Oceanography (and Liberal Democrat) who first taught me this stuff.

“Warm” regards,

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Posted by Andres Pico on 12/12/2019 at 10:22 AM

Re: “New Lincoln Center bar so jejune we question our culinary scene’s progress

Lol this is a great review. The Roswell is the epitome of Colorado Springs food mediocrity that we all have become way too familiar with.

Posted by AJ on 12/12/2019 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

Thank you Matt for your comments, I am glad someone said it. You could not be more correct about SRM simply enabling our homeless cohort. Until they make the distinction between homeless but needing a hand up and truly vagrant and looking for a hand out, then our city will continue to struggle. Andy Phelps should take a stroll behind the Mission or anywhere along the Greenway. It is hard to see that any progress on homelessness has been made when there are more homeless than ever camping down by the creek or in Monument Valley Park. I am sick of it, plain and simple. The city needs to get off their ass and actually enforce no littering/camping rules, in the hopes that it will push those towards services who will actually use them. And on the other side, the non-profits in our city need to start asking some more questions about who they are "helping".

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Posted by greg1 on 12/12/2019 at 9:04 AM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

Silky Johnson: Actually, the Trump administration is seeking to increase air pollution in several ways, promoting increased morbidity and mortality in exchange for increased corporate profits.

As to the argument that “climate change happens naturally,” this ignores the rate of change. “Natural” climate change factors do not explain the rapid rate of warming occurring as human activity pours more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. BTW, the US emits more greenhouse gasses per capita than India and China, trailing only Saudi Arabia and Australia in that regard.

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Posted by Tim Downey on 12/12/2019 at 4:15 AM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

If these folks wanted to get everyone on board they wouldn't label it "Climate Change." Climate change happens naturally, study up on Apogee and Perigee of the earth. 20K years ago NYC was under 1 mile of ice, 20K years is a blip of time. Label the action "Air Pollution" and then everyone would agree and be on the same page. Biggest offenders Asia and India, why don't any of these protesters ever mention them. USA is one of the cleanest countries in the world.

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 12/12/2019 at 3:40 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs announces progress on homelessness

“Collecting Trash on Mill Street once a month?” My friend who lives there states the big issue is enabled vagrants constantly impacting the neighborhood, not litter. Perhaps if a spot of “community service“ was a REQUIREMENT to stay there, the vagrants would either move on or even start to get off the street. Some Rescue Missions have acknowledged the impact that their “toxic charity” causes to the program, the neighborhood, and the clients themselves and have revised the programming to boost accountability. There is a reason Dorchester Park, across Tejon Street from the Mission has essentially been abandoned. The park behind the Mission is considered a “no-go” area by cyclists and other citizens because of vagrants constantly setting up camps as they are sustained by SRM handouts. The Mission does such good work in aiding the truly homeless., the majority of our homeless population. Our CSPD HOT team reported hearing how this town has the reputation as a “good place to be homeless” at a Police Convention in Sacramento a year or so ago. It is very much time to have a real community conversation about the difference between “helping and enabling”.

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Posted by OneMoreVoter on 12/12/2019 at 2:58 AM

Re: “De'Von Bailey dominates City Council meeting Dec. 10

White people like Katy here think black people are racist because Katy thinks they shouldn't stand up to the police. Katy, who claims she works for the sheriff, is hiding behind a fake name and attempting to discredit citizens who say they are afraid of the police. The police trying to shame a man of color is exactly what makes others not trust the police. Well done Katy Lynn Davis with proving that the police can't be trusted.

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Posted by TruB on 12/11/2019 at 4:31 PM

Re: “De'Von Bailey dominates City Council meeting Dec. 10

The only people "afraid of the police" probably SHOULD be afraid, because they are criminals.

This incident has been reviewed from several different directions, including a grand jury. It was justified. He was a criminal and the world is a better place without him.

I'm so tired of "certain parts" of the populace complaining about law enforcement no matter what. Our local NAACP branch is a big part of that problem as well. Rosemary Lytle was one of those most racist people I had ever seen when she was running the local branch. Henry isn't a lot better, and hasn't been all that favorable of law enforcement either ever since he got fired from the Sheriff's Office.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 12/11/2019 at 2:28 PM

Re: “De'Von Bailey dominates City Council meeting Dec. 10

R Wehner, I'm guessing she means citizens of color.

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Posted by Gayle Nielsen on 12/11/2019 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Grand jury declines to indict CSPD officers in De'Von Bailey shooting

just like Rodny king case cops can be charged by Feds, (as if KKK president would) ---------------------------------------Facts not in dispute 1 he was shot in back / fact 2 he was not reaching for gun / fact 3 there was no armed robbery /fact 4 cops were white / fact 5 d'von was black

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Posted by bob cl on 12/11/2019 at 10:27 AM

Re: “City Councilor challenges student on climate change

national academy of science vs Pico - hmmmm guess we should believe the KKK supporter

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Posted by bob cl on 12/11/2019 at 10:18 AM

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