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Re: “BABYMETAL at The Ogden Theatre show preview

Worst article ever, Babymetal is from Japan and half of this article it's about Korea... does this guy think Japan and Korea are the same country?... his head is gonna explode when he finds out there are two Koreas.
And he talks like if Babymetal was some kind of novelty act, I guess he doesn't know Babymetal is a worldwide sensation, a consolidated band with 10 years of career that just keeps getting bigger and bigger everyday.

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Posted by Enzo Macaya on 09/18/2019 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

Ouch, the Optics on this are bad. Yet, while the "administration" should be held accountable, let us not name nor further publicly shame that kid. It isn't right, she didn't sign up for it, and - to be clear, she is a kid.

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Posted by Joseph Anthony on 09/18/2019 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Don’t accept loss of local news

Don't shop at king stupids for a reason....now I have another.

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/18/2019 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Avery Brewery "Brewing in the Ancient World" Presentation and Tap Take-Over

Looks like a great event.

Posted by Jeremey Parkhurst on 09/18/2019 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Kroger grocery stores give alt-weeklies the cold shoulder

This if funny... while pushing the City hires temp worker (who is related to someone in the mayor's office). The Indy pushes their own narrative about how bad Kroger is about removing the Indy from stores.

Why is this even a story? Better yet they dedicated a ton of column inches with even more garbage.

HMMMMMM- who wins and loses here? Oh Yeah - that's right the Indy loses.. .so they push this trash as a story so they can sell more ads...

Typical liberal hypocrisy.

Same Ole Crap, John.

How sad... great news is that I still pick up this rag and it still ends in at the bottom of the bird cage. I'm doing my part for saving paper.

Rag is filled with crap and suitably gets covered in crap.

Posted by Wantcheesetogowithyourwhine? on 09/18/2019 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

Local government is that level where the RISK for RETALIATION is HIGHEST when reporting ethics violations.

"Management at local levels of government are the least likely to know about their ethics risk. Local governments experience the lowest levels of reporting (67 percent), the highest pressure to commit misconduct (16 percent), and the highest levels of retaliation for those employees who do report (20 percent). "

https://www.whistleblowers.org/wp-content/…

How much of an iceberg is under water?

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/18/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

Something like this doesn't get done unless either the HR director or deputy director approves it. So one of them was clearly trying to kiss up to the boss and was willing to break their own rules. And let's be clear, it's HR that usually writes these rules. There is also a person that was Bailey's supervisor that agreed to take her on, and that person is also complicit. Anyone in that department that was aware of this and didn't step forward is complicit in this activity. A whistleblower coming out should be the only person that should get to keep their job.

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Posted by KV2016 on 09/18/2019 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

Who would actually dislike comments about the city doing a better job of hiring, vetting candidates and in a more ethical manner? I can think of two and their last name may or may not end in e.

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Posted by Notsominnymouse on 09/18/2019 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Kroger grocery stores give alt-weeklies the cold shoulder

Yeah this is weird. I can't imagine how Kroger saves money by getting rid of these newspaper racks, but businesses make these decisions to save or make more money. Is that floor space more valuable than I realize?

Posted by Matt 2 on 09/18/2019 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

The Indy asked for a comment from the mayor, but Fabos says, a part time temporary position would not be something that the mayor would be concerned with, so the request was irregular.

The only thing that is irregular about the Indy's request was the above retort. My tax dollars could be spent on a more thoughtful and respectful response. Based on this reaction, it is clear that the City is not hiring the most qualified applicants but those with a sense of entitlement.

Perhaps the City's spokesperson, HR department and Overall leadership could benefit from an ethics training course. This is not about concern with a part-time job opening. This is about nepotism, preferential treatment that the average citizen applicant is not entitled to and an obvious cover-up. Come on Springs Government! You have to know that your citizens are smarter than this weak comeback.

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Posted by We'reNotGonnaTakeit on 09/18/2019 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

So if there wasn't a job posting, what did she apply to? Since when do you fill out an application that's not tied to a specific job requisition. I think I'm going to call BS on that comment by the city spokesperson. It's also pretty ironic that she no longer works there within the same week that the reporter requested information.

I'd like to hear what others in the HR department have to say about this. I'm sure there was some discussion about not talking about this. I have a hard time believing the CoS daughter shows up and everyone is simply not supposed to ask questions. There has to be a supervisor that she was assigned to that simply took her without an interview or a requirement for an intern.

There's definitly more to this story. Maybe an ethical person in the department will step forward and give the whole story.

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Posted by KB2005 on 09/18/2019 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

A lot of us have college aged kids who are seeking part-time jobs, internships and professional experience. The City's spokesperson can poo-poo this all she wants, but the fact is that Ms. Green only knew about the role because of her father's position and his ability to create an opportunity for her. If you own the "company", you can do whatever you want. Mr. Greene does not own the city and cannot make that call on my dime. It's called fair hiring practices! Give everyone a shot at applying! oh and the different spellings of the last names are suspect and shows that someone knew deep down that this was not a good idea.

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Posted by Notsominnymouse on 09/18/2019 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Southeast Colorado Springs passed over for economic incentives

"To Councilor Yolanda Avila, who represents the Southeast, that just doesnt add up."

Sure it does Yolanda, if you take a step back and look at the big picture! The area you represent is truly blights. Wealthy people, and wealthy developers, don't want to go there. No, they want to go north and northwest, and take pristine, unimproved land, and just claim it is blighted, and use the money there. Of course, the developers, in turn, properly fund the re-elections of your peers on the council, so everyone is happy, except those in the actually blighted areas, but nobody cares about them.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/18/2019 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Kroger grocery stores give alt-weeklies the cold shoulder

I shopped at King Soopers because it has negotiated with the Unions and paid its workers well in the past. I am sure that as it kowtows to the corporate headquarters it is signaling a shift in that policy disseminating only news media that is anti -union, For years it has been trying to reduce live workers with check out machines reducing labor costs (human jobs).

Posted by Bob Kinsey on 09/18/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Springs’ state roads have big problems — and there’s not enough money to fix them

Interesting that this article has no mention of the $113Million that was spent for the I-25 Cimarron Interchange project. The interchange is beautiful. Looks great! The project did absolutely nothing to alleviate the congestion on I-25, which backs up every morning and evening.

There's money out there. You just don't spend it wisely. Colorado Springs is no different. Crumbling streets all over the city, except in downtown, where perfectly good curbs were torn up to beautify them and add flower boxes. Go downtown and look, they are very fancy. But they weren't needed, not when the rest of the city is falling apart.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/18/2019 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

I have tried to get hired by the city for years to no avail but now the process is clear that having the right daddy pays off. The rest of us have to follow the streamline process. I suppose the city can afford to pay for the future litigation from job applicants from this backlash. Clean this up and put people in charge who understand the necessity of ethical hiring practices.

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Posted by suzyQ on 09/18/2019 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Mayor’s chief of staff’s child hired in streamlined process

This is a blatant example of nepotism at the taxpayers' expense. The "process" was streamlined to favor Jeff Greene and his daughter. This is a shameful example of entitlement and poor leadership within the City.

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Posted by Philly T on 09/18/2019 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Latest Dem debate was much of the same

What more is there to say on Andrew Yang except how did this guy make the debate stage while a U.S. senator watches on TV?
Good question. To answer, think harder (like in MATH).
Hint: McKinseys job outlook and yang2020.com

Posted by Dr Mercado on 09/18/2019 at 1:39 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Fire Department slashes service level due to "significant" budget error

just looking at numbers doesnt tell the whole story. my memory might be a little off, but in 2008 there were 20 stations that 453 firefighters operated out of. so if 451 firefighters are now operating out of 22 stations (which includes squad 11 & district 4 chief, neither of which was in service in 2008), that is a significant reduction in service delivery. now if CSFD does assume Cimarron Hills and adds 12 personnel, the number of firefighters on payroll will increase but the department will be operating out of 23 stations. if you compare the number of firefighters per capita like law enforcement does, you will see a significant decline in service delivery between 2008 & 2019 (the 2019/2020 number will look much worse if you add the Cimarron Hills population into the service area per capita statistic). obviously there have been other factors over time as well, but be careful how you look at statistics because it may not illustrate the full picture.

Posted by David A Geiger on 09/18/2019 at 1:25 AM

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