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Re: “Maté Factor's Twelve Tribes community called out by Vice

If anyone is genuinely thinking about staying with them or anything, send me an e-mail at

I feel that there is little information about what it is actually like in their house, or what they preach. Spoiler: They are a cult, and will have no reservations about taking your stuff and leaving you destitute.

You can e-mail me anonymously if you are struggling with the decision to get involved or not, and I will tell you my own experiences as a young woman.

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Posted by Jamie on 12/11/2018 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Downtown development includes Vermijo Avenue streetscape

I think this is a perfect place to spend all of these millions of dollars, since we don't seem to need them anywhere else in the city....

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 12/11/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Downtown development includes Vermijo Avenue streetscape

Looks pretty slick not gonna lie

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Posted by Matt 2 on 12/11/2018 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Downtown development includes Vermijo Avenue streetscape

Hahahaha. Yea. Just what The Springs needs.

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Posted by Ganzo Bonzo on 12/11/2018 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Chiba Bar backs up style with substance

Why would you open a sushi bar 2 doors down from a sushi bar?

Posted by Robert Inks on 12/10/2018 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Reader: It's easier to blame the dead than to hold drivers accountable

Looks like David only things laws apply to other people, not to him. Or at least the laws only apply to vehicle operators, not to pedestrians.

HINT: The laws against things like jay walking are there to PROTECT PEDESTRIANS. If you violate the law and you get hit, then yes, you are to blame. Especially if you are like the idjit who nearly got turned into road pizza when he darted in front of me on Thursday night on Union, in the dark, in the middle of the block, and wearing dark clothing. He was virtually invisible until it was almost too late to stop. I have no idea what that guy was thinking except maybe he was hoping to commit assisted suicide. But according to David, that ped did nothing wrong and feels it would have been all my fault even though I was following the law and the ped was violating the law.

Sorry David, I hate to break it to you, but you're an irresponsible, self-centered douchebag.

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Posted by Dave H on 12/10/2018 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Colorado Women roared in the midterm elections


"Liberal voters must repent and seek forgiveness!"

Hardly. We still have the freedom to vote for our choices in this country. Your side lost. Get over it. No one needs to "repent and seek forgiveness." Voting for a democrat is not a sin.

It sucks to lose. I get that. But it's our system, for better or worse. But don't insult the people who disagree with you. You'll just make them angry enough to do it again in 2 years.

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/10/2018 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Governor-elect Polis announces top staffers


Let those who are without sin cast the first stone.

There is little debate. We're all sinners.


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Posted by Bill W. on 12/10/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Governor-elect Polis announces top staffers

Our Governor is a sinner....great!

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Posted by Holmes on 12/09/2018 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Reader: It's easier to blame the dead than to hold drivers accountable

That's why they say.....PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOUR DRIVING!!!! put your cellphone down, look up and keep your eyes on the road. anything less is criminally negligent .

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/09/2018 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Concrete Couch wants to allow a temporary homeless camp at its new location. But is it a pipe dream?

The homeless in our neighborhood off of Fountain blvd are having sex behind the buildings and sleeping off their drugs and alcohol in the middle of private property. Passed out in the middle of a lot in the middle of the day. Mental illness is a concern as well as violence and dirty needles.

Posted by Yolanda Espinoza on 12/09/2018 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Thirty Three cocktail lounge banks on exclusivity

I am very eager to attend my brother's lounge (Joel McVay). He is such a sophisticated, brilliant, and humble man whom thrives for success, daily. He has come so far in his journey to pursue his dreams and has triumphed them in greater ways, than imagined. I look forward to seeing what else he can achieve in future times. Swing in for a few. Have a cocktail or two. Downtown Colorado Springs. Thirty Three.
- Chaise McVay.

Posted by Chaise McVay on 12/09/2018 at 3:37 AM

Re: “On to the next great stage, Carrie Simison says goodbye after two decades at the Indy

Thank You for your support of the arts especially the Indie Spirit Film Fest. Always a treat having you emcee. Best of luck

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Posted by on 12/08/2018 at 8:48 AM

Re: “On to the next great stage, Carrie Simison says goodbye after two decades at the Indy

Thank you Carrie for being such an awesome supporter of the arts in CO Spgs. Always special having you emcee the Indie Spirit Film Festival awards shows. Best of luck in your next step, I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park like you did at The Indy.

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Posted by on 12/08/2018 at 8:45 AM

Re: “"Quarry" homeless camp targeted for cleanup by City

Maybe the Concrete Couch; SRM, Marion House, and Coalition for Compassion (WTF? Compassion? Hello, look what these people have done to the formerly native open space where they are) will have some tree planting projects, and erosion control projects. Replant some of the native shrubs that have been torn down and burnt, same for the trees.


Destroy, and move on. Area may as well have been eaten by locusts.

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Posted by Old COS on 12/07/2018 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Reader: It's easier to blame the dead than to hold drivers accountable

"Also predictable: Victim blaming comments where we blame our fellow humans for daring to get around on two legs and not adding an extra mile to their journeys to get to a far-away crosswalk"

This attempt to rationalize unsafe and illegal behavior is just as m0r0n!c as when you posted it as a comment a few days ago.

If a person violates the law and gets hit, then yes, they are to blame. The fact that so many people don't see that is exactly why we have so many problems with people not wanting to be responsible for their own actions these days.

"plenty of intersections don't even have crosswalks. "

They do not need to have crosswalks to be a legal point to cross the road giving the pedestrian the right of way. Try reading the law. A pedestrian in a crosswalk OR at an intersection with an unmarked crosswalk and following the traffic signals has the right of way.

A pedestrian crossing at a point OTHER THAN a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection does not have the right of way and by law is required to yield to vehicle traffic. If a pedestrian crosses at any other place, they are in violation of the law. If they do so and get hit, they will get the ticket. If they do so at night while wearing dark, non-reflective clothing, then they have taken $tup!t!ty to a extremely high level.

It really isn't that hard to follow the rules -- rules that are there to help keep the pedestrians safe. If you can't follow the rules, then yes, not only are you to blame, but you are also an @$$h0le. Don't try to pass the buck for your own $tup!t!ty. You make the mistake, you own it.

As I posted before, many of the pedestrians and cyclists who have been hit and killed have been:
1) Not crossing in a cross walk or at an intersection
2) Crossing when the signals were red
3) Not wearing reflective clothing, lights, or white clothing at night
4) Outside the designated lane, or
5) Combinations of the above

I have seen too many people trying to cross roads like Platte, Academy, even Powers, at night, in the middle of the block, and wearing dark or camo clothing. And guess what, if a pedestrian gets hit being that incredibly idi0tic, they are the ones who will get the ticket (if they live), not the vehicle driver.

That is not to say that drivers don't also play a huge part in this. Far too many drivers are:
A) Speeding (speeding is a factor in between 80 and 90% of all crashes and is a direct cause in about 15 to 20%, plus it dramatically increases the amount of energy and therefore damage in a crash)
B) Distracted/not paying attention to driving (including texting or listening to headphones/earphones, both of which are illegal)
C) Running red lights
D) Cutting in and out of lanes
E) Drunk/high, or
F) Combinations of the above

Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists all need to do a better job on our streets. When I taught my kids to drive, one of the things I engrained in them were that it isn't enough to be a safe driver yourself, you need to be watching the other people on the roads as well.

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Posted by Odin on 12/07/2018 at 4:04 PM

Re: “"Quarry" homeless camp targeted for cleanup by City

And one other thing. there are still families living in this neighborhood and they are still trying to get their kids to school safely. There is a bus route in this neighborhood.

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Posted by Gina Dupre on 12/07/2018 at 3:32 PM

Re: “"Quarry" homeless camp targeted for cleanup by City

Ok, I'm just going to say it. I am so tired and incensed that home owners on East Las Vegas st. have been ignored through this whole thing. First of all News Channels have reported this camp to be the largest illegal camp sight in the City. Look to KRDO for video and photographs, unlike the...not representative one in this article. Independent, I suggest you do a follow up photo session. and if you do I suggest you take a police escort. We are talking piles of trash and hundreds of people. It looks more like Mad Max.

Second, I want to speak on behalf of the tax paying, law abiding, (not necessarily affluent), home owners in this community. Because of this land ownership debacle... ok lets call them" campers" , have moved into and illegally squatted on what is now called the Quarry Camp. My neighbors and I have gone through more than enough. I personally have lived in this neighborhood for 30 years, working hard, trying to retire, and pay off my home. During that time . I have met many homeless and given work to them at my home. I have always thought them to be gentle, down on their luck if you will. But this recent wave of transient are not gentle. This is a new situation. They have come here to panhandle, do crime, and many are, ok lets call them "bad actors" aggressive and disrespectful to the people who live here. Luckily for them they have hit a happy landownership loop hole. behind our neighborhood. So now they can go out to make money so they can loiter, buy their beers, drugs, commit crimes , and have a place to stay at the same time.

Also for my neighbors. Police reports show that because we have asked them to get out of our driveways, stop loitering, stop smoking crack on our fence lines and much other, we have been: threatened, psychotically ranted at, broken into, and yes even rocked. Quarry Camp members have thrown bottles at me on Mill st. as I come
home from work because I wouldn't stop and give them money for more liquor. In the camp: stabbing, shootings, overdoses, and constant visits from the coroner and fire department behind our homes.

In all we have been through a lot and unfortunately I have no tolerance left for waxing philosophically about the Romans and how some liked to live ruggedly, nor psychological insights into the human condition. I suggest you take a ride along with the police or walk the Quarry yourself.

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Posted by Gina Dupre on 12/07/2018 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Road Trip Hike: Herman Gulch to Herman Lake

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