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Re: “Polling convinces city leaders to decide now, not later, on stormwater issue

What do you think? Will voters approve the proposed storm water fee in November? A one question anonymous QuikPoll. Thank you.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/SWQP.…

Posted by Staci6 on 08/16/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Reader: Manitou should care about the people who live here

The current administration seems to have forgotten WHY tourists come to Manitou Springs. It isn't for national chain shops, multi-storied parking lots, or corporate owned businesses. People flock to Manitou Springs for it's beauty, Pikes Peak cog railroad and Incline, dirty little stores, questionable food choices, and it's weird, wonderful, amazing festivals. No one cares if you can't park and have to walk a mile to get downtown, they still come every year! We need an administration who understands what Manitou is all about, not one who only sees dollar signs at the expense of the town itself.

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Posted by emilydianebailey on 08/15/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Reader: I'm fed up with the hate being spewed at the symbols of our history

We live in a time and place where a pshyco can take violence and lives in into his own hands at any given location like a theater after being influenced by a fictional character,(same fictional character that influenced an actor to kill themselves). People didn't tear down his hatefull evil "hero" ,who clearly is a stem of acts of hate and violence in mentally unstable people, but instead continue to do the opposite and support it. Oh, but just because it is a fictional character its ok for it to be a symbol of hate and insanity. Not like it has any impression on people, society and innocent lives right? Wrong. Although, when it is a symbol of an actual person or people who's ancestors are still alive today, who people need to respect because they are an innocent citizen just as much as anyone else, it is all of the sudden okay to disrespect,defame, and tear down that symbol of real people and their families history, instead of resurrecting new monuments elsewhere to celebrate what they choose to, that sounds like the adult responsible thing to do. Its called freedom. Instead they focus on the symbol (flag in Roofs case) and not the mentally handicapped person. Unlike with the theater scenario where it was alright to focus on the person almost exclusively and not do anything about the "symbol" that caused that act of hate/violence and stands for evil. Like children they celebrate the anti-goverment cop killing Purge culture that they love so much and having another person being influenced by some hyperviolent symbol of hate in media carrying out an attack is supposedly the persons fault though and not a problem with the antifa far left culture they are a part of. Thats an "acceptable" form of hate though right? It seems we don't mind openly hatefull symbols and acts as long as its not exclusive to one race of people. Bottom line is hate is hate and it is on many sides, on many sides.

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Posted by AlwaysKnown on 08/15/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Reader: Manitou should care about the people who live here

What was there first? A tourist town or you.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 08/14/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Identity thieves want to get to know you, all too well

It's a sad world when we have to spend so much time in a defensive posture just to peruse the net or do some online enjoyment. Some good warnings though there are so many hacks out there you can never be safe.

Posted by HolaMakina on 08/14/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Reader: I'm fed up with the hate being spewed at the symbols of our history

Ms. Belles:

" ugly displays of anti-Confederate sentiment stemming from the photo of the killer in the Bible study murders posing with a Confederate flag...he Confederate flag is NOT a symbol of hate."

You could not possibly be more wrong.

Dylan Roof killed 9 people in cold blood at a Bible study. He posed with the flag as a symbol of his hatred for African Americans. He was trying to start a race war. Your assertion that the flag is "NOT" a symbol of hate is to ignore Roof's use of that flag.

No matter how you spin the history and the current chaos, slavery was unquestionably the cause of the Civil War. Your ignorance of history blinds you to Dylan Roof's hatred, and probably to Alex Field's domestic terror attack.

The Confederate flag is a symbol of hate. You can defend it all you want, but that does not change the facts. Racists, White Supremacists, and other fringe groups will continue to wave it in our faces when they attack innocent people.

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/14/2017 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Reader: I'm fed up with the hate being spewed at the symbols of our history

The events of August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, adequately illustrate the true nature of modern supporters of the symbology of the confederate flag, and now with the added symobology of the swastika. There is no gray area of historical reflection here, merely hatred and violence.

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Posted by rangesaf on 08/13/2017 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Hey Trump: Police brutality is no “joke”

Obama's lack of support to the police was more disastrous and damaging than a tongue in cheek comment. Liberals are pathetic.

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Posted by Holmes on 08/13/2017 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Reader: We are a nation of sadists and sociopaths

The true measure of our country is that it allows people that hate it to live here.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 08/12/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Reader: We are a nation of sadists and sociopaths

roflmao!!!! too funny!!! i can see that you are so young you don't even have a clue as what has happened before you......read some history boy, you can read about it but i lived part of it. Japan was wrong the U.S. deaths were incredible and we stopped it. now the others on this world think twice before screwing with us...GO THANK A WWII VET...........My grandpa says YOUR WELCOME BOY!!!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 08/12/2017 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Reader: We are a nation of sadists and sociopaths

Please Mr. Everhart, stop beating around the bush. What do you really think about our nation?

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 08/11/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Reader: Mr. May, weed is leading to homicide like the Earth is flat

Maybe Dan May doesn't know that the phrase 'gateway drug' was invented by the press. Maybe Dan is hoping for federal judgeship.

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Posted by TruB on 08/10/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Leave your stinkin' drone at home

I own a drone and rarely fly it because I am worried I will offend someone or break some law I don't know about. What a waste of 1200 bucks. I think there is a time and a place for drones, I just wish people wouldn't get so worked up about them. If you fly around 200 feet, you can't hear it, at 400 feet, you can't even see it, what's your issue really? Ever seen a diesel truck, like a ford just spew out diesel fumes every time they punch the gas pedal just to do it and make a big cloud of black crap... now that upsets me, but you don't see me going crazy.

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Posted by Jeff Powers on 08/10/2017 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Reader: 'People who use profanity have a limited vocabulary.'

Appreciate the effort, but I believe the above article is, well, bull shit. Scholarly? I have seen some very ridiculous articles by Science Alert.

Posted by Lenora McAndrews Degen on 08/09/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Reader: 'People who use profanity have a limited vocabulary.'

Mayhaps you would consider reading this scholarly article.... https://www.sciencealert.com/swearing-is-a…

Posted by Paula George on 08/09/2017 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Reader: Straight outta the White House

Mr. Beadles:

"More hate from a reader..."

Not exactly a compelling defense of either the President or your position.

Keep in mind that Mr. Nicholl is hardly alone in his skepticism of #45. Also keep in mind that the President has made no effort whatsoever to reach out to his skeptics. Rather, he has insulted and dismissed them, nearly daily. Frankly, President Trump seems eager and determined to validate the anger of his opponents. Trust me, his disinterest in reaching out to the entire population further alienates those he is bound to serve.

Your post only adds to the discord without the slightest effort to rebut or resolve any of the issues.

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/08/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Reader: Straight outta the White House

More hate from a reader..... Dave

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Posted by William David Beadles on 08/08/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Looking back on four decades in the Springs

"You'd think that would be a longer list from a period of "just" 40 years in a city as large as Colorado Springs. "

I agree.

While those you mention have certainly been a positive influence, there seems to be a general disinterest in maintaining or improving the city. Until there is a willingness to invest in our future, the next 40 years may be as stagnant as the last 40.

I give credit to the Mayor for trying to change the culture, but the problems are not just cosmetic. The underlying infrastructure issues are downright scary. I wouldn't be surprised iff the stormwater funding ballot issue fails in November. If that happens, there is no way for the city to meet its financial obligations ($420M in the next 20 years) for fixing the stormwater mess. And, sadly, that's not the only expensive infrastructure problem the city is facing.

When I came to Colorado Springs in the late 1980s, I was proud to live here. A lot has changed since then, and not for the better, in my view.

Posted by Bill W. on 08/05/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Lady's got a gun

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Posted by Amanda Caleb on 08/04/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Peak Dems on Indy report: It is inexcusable

Yes, very well stated ladies. Truthful and factual, not like the new people in charge who are unethical, liars, and are about to be exposed in another publication for their dirty deeds.

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Posted by yellowdogdem on 08/04/2017 at 6:19 PM

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