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Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Mr Rocky Smith. Regarding your statement: "COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now."

The *cost* to the public doesn't go away because it's not directly paid for. The public pays by the effects of pollution on public health ... who pays that? And also there's the cost of, yes despite rampant denial, the VERY REAL effects of Global Warming that's an Existential Threat to Life on Earth. What's that worth to you. Google, "The Physics of Global Warming" Powell.

You reveal yourself to be the "other kind of socialist" ... the "cost redistribution" kind of socialist. Yes, you're a socialist ... the kind you love.

Plus, costs documented at whitehouse.gov are passed onto the public to the tune of:

Production Fossil Fuel Subsidies $4.7 B / year.

There are a number of tax preferences, described below, available in the United States to producers of fossil fuels. The preferences below are all permanent provisions in the tax code. The annual revenue costs estimated for each provision are taken from the Mid-Session Review of the Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2015, which is available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/msr.

Provision descriptions are derived from the General Explanation of the Administrations Revenue Proposal, sometimes referred to as the Treasury Green Book, which is available here: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/ta…

In total, the United States government has identified eleven Federal fossil fuel production tax provisions, as shown below. Combined, these provisions total USD 4.7 billion in annual revenue cost (nominal annual average figure based on the 10-year revenue estimate). The provisions are listed in order of greatest annual revenue cost to least.

https://www.treasury.gov/open/Documents/US…

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Posted by scubafox on 06/15/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

hopefully he will be as un-effective as our p***y grabber-in-chief. They can't get anything done and certainly aren't looking for any bipartisan help. They have been the party of no for so long they forgot how to govern. two thirds of the country already realizes the mistake we just made electing this uninformed unqualified egomaniacal bigoted kleptocrat.

We had the Professor and now we got Gilligan.

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Posted by happyfew on 06/15/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

Ugh, he personifies reefer madness..... hopefully he won't be around long.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/15/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “The Pour House Lounge

They play old school music and a variety of different music great place to have a good time during the day or on the weekends. Go check it out

Posted by Raquel on 06/14/2017 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

Really?! Is Suthers hoping to wrangle another appointment consideration from baby cheeto if he sucks up? Dumbass.

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Posted by emilydianebailey on 06/14/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

Cuzzin Kealii, I did not even know you was going thru all this brah! What a horrible thing to endure concerning baby Lincoln! Auwe! I can only pray that you & your family find peace & comfort in God's hands now that baby is with our loved ones in heaven. Aloha me ka pumehana & ahui hou, Beauty

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Posted by Bea Fruean on 06/14/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

A few things that stick in my craw. Its been proven Russia has screwed with our election. It has yet to be shown that Trump or his buddies helped them out. And yes I said "YET" thats what the investigation is all about. But even if they didnt help or were involved. Why hasent the White House spoke out against there screwing around?I kind of understand the GOP stonewalling they dont need a black eye on another GOP President. But the Trump White house and his Cabinet have said nothing but praise for Putin and Russia. I wonder why? I personally think Trump may be the biggest present Russia ever gave the Democrats. The next Elections will tell.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Reader: Support full investigation of Russian influence or resign

And thats wher the Phoney news comes from not main street media.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “TheatreWorks honors Kathleen Fox Collins

Wonderful person!

Posted by Jah Dave on 06/14/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Racketeering case against Pueblo weed growers (partially) revived by federal court

They're going to find a major problem with the fiction that Amendment 64 cause a decline in real estate prices. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve housing values in Pueblo have increased 22.445% between 12/31/2013 and 3/31/2017.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/ATNHPIU…

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Posted by Duncan Wallace on 06/14/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

"King is nagged by guilt and uncertainty. 'I feel bad,' King says, suppressing tears, 'because I made the decision to take him to the hospital. I have to live with that guilt.'"

Mr. King, I know your pain - many parents feel rue and regret after having taken their child to Children's.

I have written extensively on my blog about what happened to our family after things got botched at Children's Hospital/Memorial. I'm glad the King story has garnered media attention. The only way to ease the guilt and pain is for parents to tell their children's stories, and make their voices heard.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 06/14/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “El Paso County Coroner's Office data points to troubling problems with drugs, suicide

It is customary to report these types of statistics on a per capita basis in order to be able to properly compare them over time and with other cities. Colorado Springs' population growth since 2007 has been enormous, thus you would expect the raw counts to be greater in 2016 as almost 75,000 additional people now live in the area.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/14/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

SPYDRA1....

I agree with your comment 100%. We've been asking the same questions as well and gotten unanswered response. And yes.... Kudos to Pam for sharing our sons story.

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Posted by William King on 06/14/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Being Olympic City USA: It's more than just a museum

Indeed.

Taxpayers curious to know more about the Olympic museum and Frank Aries are advised to research it -- my blog has lots of information about it.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 06/14/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

Interesting that this story ran in the same issue as "The 'teachers' in this lab are dead." (https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/the… 6/14/2017)

Think about the "teaching hospital" that is UCH/Children's Hospital: doctors-in-training, *practicing* on pediatric patients...and burying their mistakes. There are MANY questionable instances at this hospital, enough to fill a book; kudos to Pam for shining a light on this single chapter.

I'd like to know more about the gastrointestinal fundoplication procedure, and why it was deemed a reasonable approach to treating what was presenting itself as a type of breathing disorder/apnea.

I'd like to know more about the big pharma-funded clinical research studies occurring at UCH/Children's -- how many medical experimental procedures are being performed, and are parents truly giving their fully-informed consent?

I'd like to know more about UCH's $35M taxpayer-funded EPIC records system -- how's that workin' out for them? (https://www.uchealth.org/today/2016/08/30/…)

I'd like to know more about the obvious oversight gap and conflicted interest of the hospital performing its own autopsies, as mentioned in Pam's story and the one linked below.
(https://www.propublica.org/article/without…)

I'd like to know more about the hospital's relationship with the El Paso County Department of Human Services, and how they collude and canoodle to cover up and conceal medical errors by way of foisting unfounded allegations of medical neglect against parents with questions.

I'd like to know more.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 06/14/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Miss White I think you answered your own question. COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now. Second theres this thing called a lobby its where the owners of gas, oil and coal producers pay others to go pay and convince our lawmakers to continue using there products. The second one is a wide spread problem and happens in about every aspect of our lives everything from tobacco, guns, oil, booze, cars anything that may be regulated in the name of safety theres money flowing in Washington and Denver to counter it.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “People living in poverty need more than an increase in minimum wage

An integrated approach to eradicating poverty is a must. When a person has to work overtime just to cover the cost of childcare there's a real problem. This problem is compounded when, as Patience Kabwasa mentions in this column, a raise in given and suddenly a worker in making just slightly above the Assistance eligibility cutoff mark. A person earning a dollar more per hour could result in losing over $1000/month in benefits (income supplemented childcare, food & housing). So a person in poverty makes a higher wage and is flooded with an onslaught of new bills, forcing the person to get a second job (a devastating decision for a single mom) or quit or cut back on job 1's hours, just so the person can go back on welfare. The system is jacked and keeps the hardworking poor oppressed and impoverished while incentivizing a class of non-working poor.

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Posted by Karina B Swenson on 06/14/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Tweeter-in-Chief goes off to war

I am very, very pleased that Twitter allows our president to communicate with the American people without the biased filter of the media. Those creepy people are now trusted less than used coffin salesmen, and every bit of that mistrust has been earned. God bless President Trump.

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Posted by John Howell on 06/14/2017 at 5:43 AM

Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

You're a politician looking for another job! Hope you find one faaaar away from Colorado Springs!

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Posted by sherio on 06/13/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “City to recognize Waldo Canyon Fire Commemoration Day on June 26

I'd much rather they announce that they have identified the true cause of the fire.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 06/13/2017 at 7:52 PM

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