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Old 12-27-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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A flying saucer that hovers over the city and zaps bad drivers (tailgaters, speeders, lane changers) all the way to Kansas.
The funny thing about this one, though, is some of the people who are waiting for others to be zapped would find themselves zapped instead!

Oh and my dad still mourns Red Top also. It is so sad the children ran that business into the ground - there was definitely strong consumer support for it.
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:40 PM
 
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i would like to see more police officers patrolling neighborhoods at night keeping an eye for those scums breaking into cars



The only survey I can find indicates that police staffing tends to be lowest from about 2-6 am. That might be alright. I don't know the true need level. I might increase it though as preventative and to catch more activity. I dunno if 6am to noon deserves as much staffing as it gets, but maybe. I guess late afternoon to early evening having the highest staffing is probably alright.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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One of the things that would help is to close the 24 hr convenience stores from midnight on. Seems like they get hit every few days when addicts need a little cash. Easy pickings. Surely, profits in the middle of the night can't outweigh the potential of being robbed and having employees hurt or killed. It is one of many things I don't get about this city.
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Old 12-28-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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One of the things that would help is to close the 24 hr convenience stores from midnight on. Seems like they get hit every few days when addicts need a little cash. Easy pickings. Surely, profits in the middle of the night can't outweigh the potential of being robbed and having employees hurt or killed. It is one of many things I don't get about this city.
Large corporations could care less about there employees getting hurt or killed especially if those employees are easily replaceable.They have no incentive to close early.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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I don't want to see them close for the sake of those who legitimately need them - shift workers, people needing something for a sick kid at 2 a.m., etc. No need to let the bad guys take away our options....
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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Improve roads, build a loop freeway around town, fix stop light sequence timing. It seems like whenever there is traffic one or two cars get to go on side streets and lights are still red when no cars are moving, yet there is traffic back up at least 4 blocks. Bring in more high paying jobs.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:03 PM
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Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Shut down Drake and replace it with a solar farm to the east.
I remember moving to the Springs in 1980 and being horrified that the pollution belching coal eater was downtown.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Improve roads, build a loop freeway around town, fix stop light sequence timing. It seems like whenever there is traffic one or two cars get to go on side streets and lights are still red when no cars are moving, yet there is traffic back up at least 4 blocks. Bring in more high paying jobs.
I always wonder about where people who complain about traffic here have lived. This is the least congested traffic of anywhere Iíve ever lived.
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:11 PM
 
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It is not congested at all by comparison to other places, but there is so little traffic law enforcement here that many drivers have no regard for speed limits, stop signs or general rules of the road. Just today, I noticed drivers going 20 miles over posted speed limit on Austin Bluffs, weaving in and out - that sort of behavior endangers us all.
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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Shut down Drake and replace it with a solar farm to the east.
I remember moving to the Springs in 1980 and being horrified that the pollution belching coal eater was downtown.
I wonder why the people in "hip" Denver are not trying to tear down the power plant near Mile High Stadium next to I-25.

It must be affecting someone's "special" views (!).
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