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Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

The stormwater fee should not be used to pay for penalties assessed for bad development decisions approved by the Planning Commission and City Council - the fee was passed by voters to pay for actual stormwater projects, meet compliance standards and maintenance on the system. They had best find a more equitable way to pay fines caused by poor planning decisions and start charging developers compliance fees instead of pitting one municipal service against another all at the ratepayers expense when they are in campaign mode for their own re-election.

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Posted by rms on 11/13/2018 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Reader: Will the abuse ever end?

As long as men are presumed innocent unless the woman victim can provide absolute proof - for example DNA, video, fingerprints - beyond all reasonable doubt men will continue to take what they consider their privilege out on innocent victims. That is why women, men and children who are sexually assaulted by powerful men remain silent.

It is just easier to carry that pain inside and silently question what if it was really their fault and not the aggressors - just ask the survivors of the Catholic Church who has for decades if not centuries been turning a deaf ear to the thousands of victims who have suffered at the hands of so-called holy men. These perpetrators have been and continue to be protected by the patriarchal institutions which proclaim male superiority in the name of god.

That is the only way to understand why his word is believed over her word. Does it not seem even a little suspicious that he is NEVER expected to provide irrefutable proof of his denial? He is presumed to be a "good man" while the victim is presumed to be "out to get something" and seeking to "destroy" him for some evil purpose.

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Posted by rms on 10/13/2018 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Cog Railway tax break should get voter scrutiny, Manitou Springs residents say

Seems to me if the Broadmoor was making a profit on the Cog Railroad for the time that they have been operating it they should have been reinvesting part of those profits into maintenance of their asset and not let it fall into total disrepair -that is if we are to believe their story about why they had to abruptly close it down without warning claiming it was "too old to keep running." If it wasn't profitable for them why did they keep it running prior to this year? It all just has a funny odor to the claim it needs taxpayer relief (i.e. public funding for their private enterprise) and for 50 years into the future to make them "fixing it" worth their while.....

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Posted by rms on 08/29/2018 at 3:18 PM

Re: “I-25 toll lanes and town halls: Filling in the gaps about the expansion

This is just another method the State uses to get local districts outside of Denver/Metro area to pay more for transportation because the Federal and State monies somehow always ends up disproportionally going to the larger metro area needs. Why is a light rail up the I25 corridor never discussed - or dismissed out of hand as being too expensive.

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Posted by rms on 08/23/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Mayor: No vote needed for stadium to use tax funds

They have been trying for decades to make this happen - they do not want to put it on the ballot because they know it will not pass. The council doesn't care because the developers and big corporations in this community fund their campaigns. And all the developers care about is getting tax payer handouts so they can make even bigger private enterprise profits. Oh and I am sure they will figure out a way to undervalue the revenue so if they ever do pay any taxes on these projects it will be a fraction of what they get in return. We will pay them to build it and then we will be stuck paying to maintain it in terms of roads, infrastructure and police and fire protection. And if their venture fails we will be stuck with an empty stadium/event center to deal with.

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Posted by rms on 08/04/2018 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Colorado Sports and Events Center stadium, arena to host Switchbacks, Colorado College hockey downtown

Mr. Mayor lied when he ran for office and told us he would not support a downtown stadium against the will of the people who live in this community. Also that he would not use taxpayer money without a vote. These people always figure out a way to game the system and get around the reality to get what they want. Urban renewal dollars are tax money - money which will not be used for projects which would benefit ALL the people who live in this City. But I guess the only ones who are considered people by our mayor are developers and large corporations ( i.e. the Broadmoor and Colorado College.) Citizens of Colorado Springs have been subsidizing these private enterprises for decades. Doesn't matter what the regular working folks want. Wonder how much money Suthers was promised for his next campaign for working out this deal?

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Posted by rms on 07/26/2018 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Sky Sox could be renamed for edible testicles and you've got to be kidding us

This IS a joke right? Who came up with this list of "finalists" for the new franchise team name??? - a bunch of 7th graders?

makes one wonder what gems suggested did not make it on this list....

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Posted by rms on 07/19/2018 at 9:32 AM

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