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Re: “Reader: Newspapers are an outdated media form

The problem with newspapers going away is that people are then educated by other less reliable means..... the news one gets on FB and Twitter has probably been hacked by the Russians or entirely made up. Unfortunately the public is not smart enough to determine real from fake! And of course the dummy Trump tries to keep them dumbed down by promoting Faux News or any conservative outlet that agrees with his misinformed and often erroneous opinions.
Fact is, newspapers have a journalistic code, reporters who are trained in journalism and are professionals, and they generally adhere to facts on both sides. The gutsy reporting of the Wash Post and New York Times may not be profitable, but it goes a long way towards educating the public. Notice I do not include the Colorado Springs Gazette in this list because they are a biased right-wing rag owned by billionaire Phil Anschutz, who like Rupert Murdoch of Faux, uses his publications to brainwash and mislead. It is totally devoid of journalistic ethics.

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/20/2018 at 8:28 AM

Re: “City beefs up Homelessness Action Plan

Im all in favor of improving the homeless plan as much as possible, but shelters and transitional housing are not going to solve the problem for long. Fact is, there is little affordable housing out there for low income people & families to live long term. At one time the US had a robust housing program through HUD, but those programs have gone away now, thanks to cold-hearted political leaders. Without federal funds, few affordable units will be built. And while local honchos and developers have little trouble raising funds for luxury apartments and an Olympic museum, they cant find one cent to build housing for those displaced by Urban Renewal, including by rising rents around these developments? The city should have required that as part of these developments.
We reap what we sow, and the last group that should be blamed for our callous short-sightedness is homeless people.

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/20/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Reader: Put Christ back in Christmas

We could all do with less commercialization of Christmas, and less buying of things that amuse but dont guarantee happiness. I look to the holidays as a time to be with and enjoy family, and show them your love with NEEDED gifts and cards. Christianity is certainly an important part of the holiday for those who believe in that philosophy, but not the only reason. It certainly should not be shoved down the throats of all citizens, as Christians are known to do with this war on Christmas nonsense. Everyone should just chill out, stop judging, smoke a joint or drink an eggnog, and enjoy Christmas with their friends and family, celebrating whatever religion or creed they choose. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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Posted by prairie chix on 12/17/2018 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Colorado Women roared in the midterm elections

Yay for Jena Griswold, Secretary of State, she s like a breath of fresh air. Rather then sending Colo voters data to the Pussy-Grabber in chief, like her opponent did, she will safeguard it here in Colorado and use it to improve voter access. So proud of this dynamic young woman! And proud of the Colorado voters who elected her.
And for those females who think its important to vote against their own sex, even brag about their ignorance, I feel sorry for you that you dont recognize your own interests withou a male giving you his permission. Thats sad......

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Posted by prairie chix on 11/09/2018 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak Cog Railway, not subject to outside scrutiny, faces allegations of safety problems

Nothing surprises me about the Broadmoor...... they are stone-cold focused on making huge profits at public expense, by using public infrastructure, not paying their fair share, taking over park land and city neighborhoods. Under The ownership of Phil Anschutz, the Broadmoor is just another money-grubbing Corporation, and with their wealth, they have total control over city and county governments. No elected official will stand up to them, so they always get what they want. Its depressing! I wont patronize the Broadmoor anymore due to their business practices. Ignoring customer safety on the Cog? That is just par for the course.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 11/01/2018 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Chris Isaak, Black P and Leftover Salmon book Springs dates

I would love to see Leftover Salmon, but at the Broadmoor? Oh no, no, no, cannot attend events there or patronize the Broadmoor in any way, they are destroying Colorado Springs with their greedy ways......

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Posted by prairie chix on 10/29/2018 at 2:15 PM

Re: “The Indy’s 2018 election endorsement cheat sheet

Indy got it wrong on Sec of State. Vote Jena Griswold, she will continue and improve Colorados progressive election system, that was designed and approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature several years ago. This is why we have mail ballots, same day registration, and vote centers, thanks to Democratic leaders. Inactive voters are not automatically removed the way they were before the new law passed.
Griswolds Opponent, Wayne Williams, fought this bill every step of the way when he was the Clerk and Recorder in El Paso County. He wants to continue to pull the same deceptive voter suppression tactics that Republicans use everywhere to get their candidates in. Williams was one of the few Secs of State nationwide who agreed to send COs voter data to DC to be examined by Trumps sham voter commission which has since been disbanded. Close to 1,000 CO voters cancelled their registration rather than have their data turned over to that nut-case Kobach, now running for Gov. In Kansas.
Williams is a corrupt, career politician who should be ejected from public service ASAP! No more Republican dirty tricks. Cant imagine how the Indy got it so wrong.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 10/20/2018 at 9:46 AM

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