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Re: “Voters not likely to be consulted on future parkland swaps or sales

There are many words associated with this story and probably by design. Read it and get bored ... However may I remind those that need reminded that the city. the county, the state and on up spend your money which you pay in tax to support yours and my needs such as paved roads and services like the fire department.
Did you ever hear of taxation without representation? It was the final straw with the colonists and started the American Revolution. The city has no business taxing your hard earned pay so that they can make land deals without your say so and say so by a majority. The city does nothing to improve anyone's quality of life except Olympic executives.
We have parks and "open space" and for cryin' out loud we live a few feet from National Forest! The parks we have are dull lifeless places, we do not need more.. We could use smooth streets and sidewalks. A real transit system would be a god send but apparently
the bus system here is some sort of boondoggle. The city wants to tell what you can and cannot do with YOUR property and they want your money whether you like it or not to do whatever the hell they want and so screw you! they say...
I will leave you with this thought: we have had no road maintenance since when? Since the millions disappeared from the budget. And there is almost 6000 miles of asphalt streets in this town which have a life of 10 years IF it is cared for and maintained. None of it has been cared for as we all could see by the potholes that have invaded. Cracks allow water under the pavement and freezing temps cause the asphalt to heave and split. The only fix is to tear it up and rebuild streets from scratch. Patching is only temporary. 6000 miles of streets are needing total renewing and how much will that cost? How much did you spend on tires and alignments from hitting holes? Probably not aware that your tires are bruised from hitting holes. You will find out on a hot day driving on the interstate and have a blowout. Good luck and hang on. 4 wheels and one is shredding at 75 mph is not for amateurs... so enjoy their parks chumps.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 07/23/2019 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Protect Our Parks measure gains new supporter but might fall short of Council majority

"...half the folks in Rockrimmon dont know where Cheyenne Caon is. This notion that the 480,000 citizens are in a better position to evaluate a proposed land transaction to approve or deny it than you are, I reject completely..."

I know what Cheyenne Canon IS. I do not need to know where it is. I do not need to go there. I know what it IS. I, and many of the 480,000 citizens; VOTE.
We live here. We pay taxes.

We do not need a king; or supreme being type of Elected Official; to continue to trade away our state.

We know what Cheyenne Canyon is, and we know what Strawberry Fields is too. Please STOP trading away our state for the development interests of the Rich.

Posted by Old COS on 07/23/2019 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Hawk release a result of Raptor Center, volunteer efforts

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Posted by Allen Elina on 07/23/2019 at 6:39 PM

Re: “If feds approve reinsurance, Colorado's premiums are likely to decrease

you mean to tell us that the affordable care act might just pay off in the end? NO, SAY IT AINT SO!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/23/2019 at 6:34 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

Thank you for making my point....


Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/23/2019 at 5:34 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

%... okay there were 6 and now there are 10... that is a big % increase... you are brilliant... clueless old fart teabagger

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Posted by happyfew on 07/23/2019 at 3:19 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

Type "millenials Colorado Springs" into a search engine, Libtard.

Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/23/2019 at 3:08 PM

Re: “A tough conversation about race

The dominant narrative in our beloved city is individual responsibility. A perspective that allows the larger system to stay intact and unquestioned. The majority of "diversity" trainings and "poverty simulations" around town focus on the individual with no analysis beyond why the individual "...makes a poor choice, communicates in circles and needs to learn financial literacy." White supremacy culture is the water we all swim in. Anything that deviates from the personal responsibility narrative threatens the water we all swim in and the big fish in the pond. So is it any wonder that white folx were "up in arms"? Not to this minnow.

Posted by licanray on 07/23/2019 at 10:09 AM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

"The city with the largest influx of young people in the country "

you are pulling this out of your arse... you must be a student of the mango mussilini p@$$y grabber in chief, you both have never answered a question with a hint of truth or intelligence.

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Posted by happyfew on 07/23/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Short-term rental owners in El Paso County may face huge (and expensive) changes

Hello all, I am quoted in this article so I felt it reasonable to weigh in.

First, the NPA's stats on growth are largely based on guessing and the city is currently working towards purchasing a software package to get real numbers. I can assure you there were never 69 total in COS but maybe only 69 on AirBnB since VRBO was the popular site at that time. Let's just be honest in how these data points are represented. It's not that hard. People will choose to support STRs or not support STRs without trying to mislead them with exaggerations.

Second, I own STRs and I'm not opposed to paying this higher tax rate at all. I think this article paraphrased when it quoted me as saying it was "unfair". The context of that conversation was that if this change was moved forward, the argument would inevitably be made that long term rentals should also be treated the same. STRs and LTRs are both treated and taxed the same by the IRS and the county currently. Both are considered investments meaning an investor owns a property which is leveraged to generate an income. The rate of return and length of the lease are irrelevant. People can claim we are lodging establishments but we aren't treated that way by the IRS, the city, or the county and we don't receive any of the benefits of those entities (parking allotment, tax incentives, etc...). If this tax is applied to us, it would be fine. We would update rates and continue renting as usual. If it were applied to long term rentals it would be a disaster as every landlord would have to increase their monthly rates $200-500 per month to cover the change. These types of changes always have unintended consequences.

Myself and other STR owner should all be in favor of a tax rate that it fair. We just urge caution and I believe Mr. Schleiker is exercising that.

Posted by chewbacaface on 07/23/2019 at 8:02 AM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

More Deep thoughts from HappyFewBrainCells:

The city with the largest influx of young people in the country is shunned by young people like the plague because The city of crazy homophobes is approving and implementing colorful crosswalks.

You are the reason the Left Hand Path universally recognizes its constituents as libtards and useful idiots.

The homophobes and racists that seek political precedent thank you for your support and blind allegiance to their cause.

Meanwhile, all my gay friends are pretty disgusted with your never ending obsession over what they do in their bedrooms and using it to force your political capital because you cant otherwise justify or persuade people on the merits of the policies you endorse against minorities.

I personally fully welcome it.

You expose yourself as the lying fraud you are more and more with each comment.

Thank you.


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Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/22/2019 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Paul Ryan turns on Trump; is Gardner next?

I must have missed Gardner insisting on Hatch Act-violator Kellyanne Conway held to account for breaking the law.

Funny how you and fellow Republicans can always excuse rich, white lawbreakers, eh, Cory?

Posted by Tim Downey on 07/22/2019 at 5:32 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

and the homophobes go crazy over some colorful paint...

you are the reason young people shun this place like the plague...

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Posted by happyfew on 07/22/2019 at 4:39 PM

Re: “City plans pedestrian-friendly rainbow crosswalk for Pride

Do you really think this has anything to do with what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms?
Do you really think gays are oppressed?
What does the spectrum symbolize?
What is its purpose?
Do children have rights at any age?
If the subject demands slavery, is it still slavery?
Or new reality?
Locally planned?
Globally executed?

They have convinced you it doesnt exist even as you demand it be built.

Rights are not granted in groups.
The smallest minority is the individual.
Morality cannot be legislated.

You are the Puritans.
You are the Hand Maidens now.
You are the Fascists.
Same as it ever was.

You can wake up any time.
Operators standing by.

Be pro choice.
Choose critical thinking.


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Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/22/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Emma Tang, 17, is already changing the cyber world; the young feminist says she has further to go

Self aggrandizing spewing...

The irony of your stupidity literally knows no bounds.

Perhaps a cursory examination of your own 500+ spewings of vapid ramblings might reveal at first glance to be the quips of a true and virtuous philosopher, but I assure you HappyFewBrainCells, I have not yet begun to apply myself here. But thanks for always making sure to make my point, without fail, in dedicated and triggered fashion.

I recommend taking a break from hurling insults until you can actually compose a thought.

Try logic.

Truth is revealed by the result.

The self aggrandizing is coming from those who encourage, facilitate, manipulate and endorse and implement the censorship of free speech because not a single person here in this echo chamber can formulate a coherent thought, let alone a reasoned argument to back up your religion of emotionally driven cognitive dissonance, global corporate talking points and logical fallacies while you hold steadfast with unwavering desire to incessantly force your views on everyone else at gunpoint without even a semblance of reasonable debate or discussion.

There is nothing self aggrandizing about taking the time out of my day to lower myself to room temperature IQ and explain elementary social studies to people who offer no meaningful attempt at politics but only advocate for the expansion and centralization of planning at every single point and have embraced solipsism as a legitimate school of thought.

Cool story though.

"No man survives when freedom fails
The best men rot in filthy jails
And those who cry 'appease, appease'
Are hanged by those they tried to please."

~ Hiram Mann


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Posted by [RUDE]AWAKE[NING] on 07/22/2019 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Why other cities offer much lower prices for pools and rec

This is a good article. Before they turned the pools over to the Y Cottonwood used to have a Saturday night family Swim where you could get your whole family in for $15. It was usually packed. The pool at Memorial Park used to offer punch cards for $4/ visit. While the Y keeps the pools running they also maintain a near monopoly on pools in the area. Keeping the daily fee high encourages people to get a Y membership. Swimming is fun but knowing how to swim can be a life saving skill. This skill is not learned at a Spray ground. The City should look at a small subsidy so children can get access to swimming for a reasonable cost. If we can offer millions in tax breaks to corporations we should be able to find a little bit of $ to help our communities children.

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Posted by Frank Pado on 07/21/2019 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Rocky Road Remedies - S. Academy

Great prices...great flower. Only down fall limited to an OZ per day.

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Posted by Deretha Nikki Warren on 07/20/2019 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Ignoring the people’s voice

A million dollar a month electrical bill; for BitCoin production ... that is a lot of heat and fuel being used to make a what; a digital currency?

Our new 'growth' is a little embarrassing at times. "City of Champions". What are we "Championing" here lately?

Creek side gas station in Ivy Wild, massive parking variance waivers, parking meter increases (oh yeah, that will fix the budget. #fail), 20% rent increases, unimaginable volumes of trash along our creeks, muggings in the parks, 10% property tax increases,
Million dollar tax breaks for new businesses to move here?

Is the rapid boom of new growth worth the disposal of the previous businesses and citizens that built our city?

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 07/20/2019 at 2:45 AM

Re: “Three downtown parks slated for design makeover

Charity is a wonderful thing.

Charity without outreach is not helping anybody.
Marion House should be helping to keep Acacia, and Antlers reasonably clean.
The Springs Rescue Mission should be helping to keep Dorchester reasonably clean.

Instead; these parks have had all the picnic tables removed in a bizarre attempt to prevent 'homeless' from gathering and trashing the place.

The trash that is blowing around Dorchester on a daily basis is a shame to the city. Providing sustenance and provisions to people that won't even clean the area around where they 'live' is a near Biblical disgrace of what a tithe and a gift is supposed to accomplish.

Bancroft had tables; now gone. Soon; the 'redesign' will do away with the covered shelter in a rather lame attempt to discourage teh 'homeless' from gathering.

So much charity; so little outreach. At some point in time; it has to be more than a tax write-off; or an easement of success guilt. The enormous sums of monies seem to be doing little more than to provide for more food, and more clothes and blankets that are left strewn around downtown and creek side.

Charity without outreach is making the city a blowing trash dump.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 07/20/2019 at 2:34 AM

Re: “Ignoring the people’s voice


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Posted by missjoanne on 07/19/2019 at 10:11 PM

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