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You thought stand-ups had tough crowds

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As Kermit the Frog used to say, “It’s not easy being green.” Substitute “a journalist” for green and that’s a fair description of those who toil in the Fourth Estate.
We’re too liberal, too biased, too ignorant, and/or obviously incompetent. We get stories wrong or we just make ’em up. We need to be replaced with folks who are more conservative, less biased and a lot smarter. Continue Reading You thought stand-ups had tough crowds

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Technology whose time has come

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More than 50 intellectual property patents are scheduled to be auctioned in Chicago on April 18.
Among them is Patent No. 6,697,032 for “A display device having an integral docking station to facilitate the display device to be used in conjunction with a palm sized computing device for applications executing on the palm sized computing device is disclosed.” Continue Reading Technology whose time has come

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Forget buzzwords, we need leadership

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It’s nice to know that all these candidates have nicely inflated egos. And you can bet that political consultants across our great nation have settled on ‘leadership’ as a positive buzzword, a content-less assertion that pleases voters. Continue Reading Forget buzzwords, we need leadership

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Finding your hidden gold mine

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“Most companies do not have a defined strategy for managing their intellectual property. … they really don’t understand the importance of protecting them …”<br>Jim Adams, chief technology officer of Taeus Continue Reading Finding your hidden gold mine

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Pinon Canyon a no-win for all involved

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If there was ever an issue guaranteed to twist right-thinking conservatives into convoluted knots, the Army’s proposed Pinon Canyon expansion is it.
Here’s some background.
Twenty years ago, the Army acquired 230,000 acres in southeastern Colorado for use as a “maneuver area.” Colorado lawmakers trumpeted the acquisition as key to protecting Fort Carson from closure, pointing out that few, if any, Army posts would have such an asset. Continue Reading Pinon Canyon a no-win for all involved

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It’s one of the city’s favorite themes: Colorado Springs, Sports Capital!
The Economic Development Corp. uses it to attract relocating companies, Experience Colorado Springs (formerly known as the Convention & Visitors Bureau) uses it to entice visitors, and most residents likely would agree that the Springs is, in fact, a community deeply involved in sports. Continue Reading Springs a sports capital without a major minor-league presence

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Breaking politics down to commodities

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Make a guess — how many quasi-legitimate presidential candidates have surfaced so far? Don’t bother to guess — the list of those who actually show up in national polls is in the box in the far-right column. Nine Democrats, 12 Republicans — proving that Republicans are both more entrepreneurial and more delusional than Democrats.
More to the point, which of them have a shot at the brass ring? It’s still early, of course, but both parties appear to have a Big Three, and then there’s everyone else. Continue Reading Breaking politics down to commodities

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Blog trolling just one of my many jobs

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All politics, all the time! At least, that’s how it feels if, like me, you’re a political junkie blundering through the blogosphere.
It’s as if you’ve wandered into a huge, geeky party where everyone is articulate, analytical, argumentative and obsessively political. It’s as addictive as daytime television, or supermarket tabloids, or golf, or fly-fishing or … well, let’s not go there. Continue Reading Blog trolling just one of my many jobs

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Are city election races already over?

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According to the City Charter, municipal elections are held every two years on the first Tuesday in April. This year, the election is scheduled for April 3, but it will actually take place much earlier.
That’s because the election will be conducted via mail. The ballots will be sent to active registered voters on March 14, and many, if not most, of them will be filled out and returned within a few days. Continue Reading Are city election races already over?

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City Auditorium a testament to years of nothing

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If ever you wanted an example of multi-generational governmental dysfunction, here it is.
In a report recently presented to City Council, which included cost estimates for renovating City Auditorium, this little gem stood out:
“In 1922, the City Auditorium was completed for city ownership and operation…. From records available, it does not appear that any major repair or renovation has been performed since its opening.” Continue Reading City Auditorium a testament to years of nothing

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