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City Hall ignoring bad publicity from New York

So Ed went on this radio talk show, called in, broadcast in Nuevo Jork. Did pretty good and, since the station is one of the few LEFT wing media in America, (to paraphrase the DumFox Listener bumper sticker “I don’t believe In The Existence Of the Liberal Media.”) but since Pressure Points radio is Left instead of the two “mainstream” methods of delivering news hate speech, Fascist opinions and Propaganda,(Far Right and Extremely Far Right outlets) Our Beloved non-elite elitists at City Hall are ignoring it. I probably wrote that redundantly in an inappropriately repetitive manner, but I only see three lines at a time, I put in html code and it’s a long sentence.
Many understand me, many want to and don’t understand me and the tiny fraction of hard-core right wing morons left over can merely bite me.

What’s wrong with privatizing public resources? Quite a lot, actually…

(Editor’s note: Some Colorado Springs councilmen don’t see anything wrong with leasing public assets for private profit. Is there anything wrong with that?)
 
Well, let’s see. The City Council is so top heavy with Real Estate Brokers including Princess Barbie Czeladtko, and Tim Leigh, and if they get their Fascist way fellow Realtor Steve Bach as “strong mayor” who all ran on money donated by people who favor privatizing ALL public lands, from the BLM lands to the Indian Reservations to the National Parks, National Forests and… city and county parks. How would they do that without a conflict of interest? It seems they’re throwing City Funds straight to their own businesses. Then there’s an Issue Princess Barbie and a few of her friends (if self-absolbed Princesses HAVE “friends”) blaming the drastic fall of real estate value on the visibility of poverty.

Specifically the No-Camping ordinance which further punishes homeless PEOPLE for being poor. In a sense actually Demonizes them, the way Princess Lisa went on a screed about “The Homeless” PEOPLE participating in a church Pizza Party at a downtown park. one that’s about three miles as the crow flies and four as the dog trots from prospect lake.

She denounced one person for being in Her Most Learned Snap Diagnosis “schizophrenic”. Something even REAL Doctors can’t do without days of testing done by multi-disciplinary experts working as a team.

It’s simply wonderful that we have such arrogant bigots on City Council yes?

The rest of her statement was truly fascist. She advocated that PEOPLE who have fewer dollars in their pockets should not be seen in public, and especially…

Wait for it…

Are you still waiting?

It’s Worth the Wait….

No really, it is…

Public Parks, such as Prospect Lake and Memorial Park.

Would the Colorado Springs Gestapo Department step up their already dictatorial and arbitrary denial of non-wealthy citizens to have the same access to Parks, Libraries and other PUBLIC places as the Princes and Princesses of the city?

Some of Princess Lisa’s allies in and out of City Government, going by names like Playsinsnow, Patchsi, Janis Heuberger, Beep-beep…

Have suggested without one word of protest from City Council, banning anybody who LOOKS homeless from City facilities.

Because, you see, “public” in their definition means only the Rich part of the “public” and the rest of us can simply eat their shit.

And they have this Capitalist Mythos which says that the Real Estate Crash was caused by the actions of people who cumulatively own a fraction of 1% of the wealth in this town or the nation or world as whole entities. Instead of by the actions of Greed-mongers such as those, like Real Estate Brokers, who bought and sold the idea that a finite resource, land, constantly rising in price, would bring THEM infinite wealth. Like Ponzi Schemes, Chain Letters and Pyramid businesses, it fell apart and took America down with them.

And now, many, including some on City Council, like Leigh and Princess Barbie, are blaming the poorest of the poor for causing it by being seen in public.

Screw that noise, buddy.

There’s already a FAILED restaurant directly across the street from Prospect Lake. Wouldn’t it make more sense to use facilities which already have, unlike a storage area,

Such things as a working Restaurant layout inside? And on their patio dining area as well.

What, the people who believe in the Power of Private Ownership don’t want to purchase that restaurant?

Then there’s, again, the Urban Renewal GentriFascists like Leigh and Czeladtko and Bach will persecute the working class people in this city for “getting too close to THEIR restaurant” by using other park facilities?

Because when your restaurant business idea falls on it’s face, as MOST restaurants do, the non-elite Elitist Pigs like Patchsi, Heuberger, Princess Lisa, etc, will blame the presense of Visible Poverty for THEIR failure. It’s a hallmark of the infantile Narcissist that they’ll blame their failure on the most convenient and most defenseless target available.

They’ll have the CSPig Department doing sweeps to remove “undesirables” from Our Own Property to protect the Delicate Sensibilities of all those Wealthy Captains of Capital and their sows and Piglets. Mustn’t actually SEE the blight the acquisition of their Wealth imposes on others. It might, as Princess Lisa pointed out about the pizza party at Acacia Park, cause some vague and undefined danger to the Children.

But only, of course, the Children of the Wealthy, our own kids can, like us, line up and receive a ration of Rich Folks Shit to eat.

What, are the Rich upset that a scion of Poverty can offer back an equal and, really, much more deserved, ration of scorn upon their Greedy Nasty Ways as the scions of Wealth heap upon US?

Tough. The only way you’ll force us to kneel before you, O Ye Rich, is to have paid minions like the Police do your fighting for you.

Yeah, you’re really “elite” there.

The “jobs” you’re going to bring are of course going to be Minimum Wage. Nice Try, Bozo, thinking you can buy us with another Work-your-self-into-a-lifetime-of-Debt “career” opportunity. I bet you or any other member of the council would never work at minimum Wage and haven’t since the time you were teenagers and your Minimum wage was supplemented by assistance from your parents. You would cite that it’s impossible to maintain your lifestyle on Minimum Wage. But the people who are POOR, we don’t deserve your lifestyle, because we’re not born to wealth like you and OUR kids don’t deserve the same opportunities as YOUR fat snot-nose Piglets because they were also not born to Wealth. Wealth accumulated from OUR labor into YOUR Rich pockets.

The “people” you’re going to draw, don’t you mean Rich Bitches like yourself? Oh, sure, we really NEED more Rich People pushing us out of the only homes we have and sneering at us that YOUR money, stolen from OUR labor, somehow makes US inferior to you.

You’re going to colonize an already populated area and say you’re bringing “people” in, what of those PEOPLE who are already HERE, punk?

Very Colonialist and Royalist to think that a region inhabited by poor people is essentially uninhabited. How will you do that without being an outright Racist Prick?

You’re like the literally God-damned Pilgrims coming to Massachussetts, getting rescued by the indians because they were

A. too stupid to even FIND Virginia
and
B. completely worthless as subsistence hunters and farmers…

And then having the extremist GALL within two generations to declare the People Who Were Already Here to be “non-people”. Called us a construct of the devil, demons assuming human form and without souls, and taking as justification that we’re not mentioned in Genesis.
(I originally wrote Leviticus, there’s another issue I use a lot that Chickens, the heart and soul of the Jewish diet, aren’t mentioned in Leviticus. My bad.)

The preacher who said Wrote those words for all to read, Cotten Mather, is the same one who made that ridiculous sermon about America being the New Jerusalem, a city on a hill. The ones your insidiously evil congenital Liar “leaders” use to convince the ignorant that America (meaning the wealthy, not the rest of us ‘peasants’ who can simply eat your shit) should run the entire world in the name of Enlightenment.

And those of us who live in the neighborhoods you covet, like Ahab coveted the vineyards in the portion of Jezreel, we can either conform, by becoming rich even though you’ve instituted so many barriers to that acquisition of wealth, or leave.

Leaving at the point of Police batons and guns and tasers and tear gas.

Which IS the threat of overwhelming force you use to get others to comply to your Imperial Will.

Frank Bator and Princess Lisa Czeladtko

I went to his memorial service at Marian House 6 years ago. He had died in his trailer home, alone, and the body not discovered for about a week. There were a few people attending, some of the staff at Marion House, a couple of people who knew him casually, his sister and brother… A really cold and rainy day… none of the anti-homeless PEOPLE activists like Patchsi, or Janis, or Princess Lisa. See, Frank was one of those Princess Lisa and her comrades despise for our lack of funds and our extremely distasteful lack of “courtesy” in not remaining hidden from the view of “good” citizens. Like her complaint about New Life church, who are really seriously not a Liberal organization in any way… had a pizza party in a public park and didn’t turn away anybody. Qu’elle Radical!
I think she would have a Shit-fit if she had met any of Jesus’ “council of twelve”. Rough customers, the lot.
Matthew, for instance, a collaborator for the Roman occupation…strangely paired with Andrew, James and Simon Peter, Zealots, revolutionaries who had taken some extremely violent actions against the Romans, like the Taliban and al Qa’eda, they were Middle Eastern Religious Extremists. Peter in particular, when he whacked off the ear of Malchus, Religious Cop from the Temple, he wasn’t aiming for the ear. Malchus ducked. Peter was trying to split his wig all the way down to his neck.
Standing against trained swordsmen. Republicans and Tea Party might not understand the references, they like to use violent metaphor for their sick actions but they won’t get their own delicately manicured fingers dirty.
But if you face somebody who has a sword and is a trained swordsman, and YOU aren’t a trained swordsman, it wouldn’t make any difference if you have the finest sword on the market. Training and above all EXPERIENCE trump all. If you have a sword and no training, and throw down on somebody who has training and experience and no sword, you’re still toast, he’ll walk away as your body is laying on the pavement in a congealing puddle of blood. He’ll have your sword too.
People like that would make Princess Lisa freak smooth out. Frank wasn’t one.
He was a disabled worker, fell from a roof in an incident remarkably like mine. He landed a little tiny bit differently and had compression fractures in his spinal column.

They gave him, according to his family and others who knew him a whole lot better than I did, morphine for the pain. He didn’t particularly like the “trip”, few people actually do. It hurt him spiritually as well as physically and emotionally. So did the hate-filled “bum rush” treatment he no doubt received from Princess Lisa and her spiritual comrades. It’s kind of an “industry standard.”

Much the same way she despised a man she admitted she believed was mentally ill, for daring to be in HER royal presence at the Acacia Park Pizza Party.

Speaking of “parties” her own political faction-party blames the economic crash which really affected the whole forking world… on the visibility of poverty. If only those Bums weren’t where they could be seen, disproving the Lies of universal prosperity propagated by the Republicans and their royalist stuck-up ilk.
She wasn’t there for his funeral, she wasn’t there to share the problems of his life.

She WAS there to cast stones ok maybe not literally, the Hate Freak Leaders in this town, just like Jerusalem AD 33, won’t get their own hands dirty. Instead she casts out insults to drive the hatred from of all people, our fellow working class, those who haven’t (yet) experienced the loving caress of the Invisible Hand of the Free Market and how that Invisible Hand smacks you down repeatedly once you’ve been so injured that you can’t work for it anymore.
I’ll have to say it, any working class person who votes for continuing and even expanding that shit, must be some kind of self-made retard. He would have to turn off portions of his brain deliberately just to accept that. Got Minimum Wage? and now, I too shall be sued by the Dairy Association for stepping on their trademark slogan. Feels really good to be able to survive, sort of, and who really cares if you’re not getting health benefits or any kind of pension As long as you’re still able to work

Once they break you, on the job, that’s it for you buddy. No pension, no health insurance, and they’ll send their cops to arrest you for not being able to afford a home.

And people like Princess Lisa will teach their own children and anybody else to despise you, to hate you and call you a bum or a hobo or “dangerous”, and to deny you even such basic rights of citizenship as going to the park on a sunny afternoon and enjoying a party thrown by a church.

Yet she boasts of her “compassion” for the poor. She lies, smoothly.

She’s had plenty of practice lying. Then she whimpers and whines and threatens (quasi) legal police actions against people who criticize for being a lying, stuck up Rich Bitch, and criticizing her actions oppressing the poorest of the poor.

Neither Franks saga nor mine is really uncommon in the world of Homeless People. Much to the chagrin of Liars like Lisa Czeladtko.

Physical disability is far more common than they would ever admit, because it’s more to their immediate profit to cast away every PERSON afflicted by poverty as being a “bum”.

Part of the formula to succeed in Capitalism is to convince a whole lot more people who have about no chance whatsoever that they, too, are being given by the Invisible Hand a chance to become fabulously wealthy. It’s a lie and the con-artists who run the Capitalist System know it.
They need the believers in it, however many times the system has screwed THEM, to act as a buffer and as shills to convince other people not to revolt against their masters.
The believers in Capital who haven’t become rich themselves, they have to keep themselves convinced that it must be a failing on their own part, not an inherent flaw in the system.

And the System has a priesthood including Lisa Czeladtko to constantly reinforce that belief.

Even at the cost of humans being violently assaulted because of the Hate Rhetoric that comes from her delicately painted lips.
People being arrested, that’s a Violent Act. The Pig Minions of Rich Bitch Lisa Czeladtko and her comrades have to chain people to force them to accept being arrested.
Often they use tasers or clubs or fists or boots or d) all of the above, and the “good people” even if the witness it will believe that the “bum” deserved such violence directed at him.

Because of the skillfully crafted lies of the Rich Bitches like Princess Lisa.

Ed on Internet Radio “pressure points” about Princess Lisa.

I missed the live broadcast/podcast however to term it.
But the show has archives, AND, has a live call in number, it’s just long distance from here and not a toll-free number.
Just a personal take on it, but maybe Mz Czeladtko ought to get a different hairdo.
If I wanted a bunch of completely ridiculous spam flooding my email account I’d do it myself but there’s an online version, somewhere, of the “Dress Up Barbie” program, she could try out the new look OR ANY OF OUR READERS MIGHT… but put Carrie Fisher’s hairdo from Star Wars on her… Barbie also has a tiara to complete the Totally Cryptic And Nobody Would Understand It snark.

The “Business First” agenda completely leaves out Workers, because of course the Republican/TeaBag leaders assume that anybody who doesn’t own the business is too Stupid or Ignorant to have anything relevant to say.
We’re too stupid to notice that it was Corporate Decisions which caused not just the current crash, but every OTHER time Capitalism crashed… including when it took down the Roman Empire which was founded on and funded by the essence of Capital.
Next I’ll be treated to the Scorn Machine where I get called Marxist or Bolshevik, Bolshevik is simply the Russian word for “of the people” or Populist, maybe the “populist” TeaBag party would understand the significance of that comment, probably not because they’re typically dumber than dirt.

And, ladies, Marx has been consistently proved right, Adam Smith has consistently been proved Wrong.
You’d have to imagine it, because it’s invisible, but the Invisible Hand has given us the Invisible Finger-bird repeatedly and each time it gets worse for the workers, save for the one time the Workers got actual concessions made to us. The “marxist” Roosevelt programs.

It should be easy for the Wrong Wing to imagine things, their truly crackpot leaders have them imagining all kinds of things, from a Red under every bed to a Kenyan Birth Certificate.
Comparing them to Goebbels and Herr Schicklgrüber would be unfair to Hitler, because he was never as fruit-loops as any Glenn Beck-Nixon-John Birch Society theory.

Miz Lisa Czeladtko, drop the hell out of the race, M’kay?

You know, there’s not many options. Threatening police actions and lawsuits for people mocking your positions on civic issues, especially when you’re hoping to be in government power, to be honest, would put you right up there with Rivera and his adopted/anointed replacement Bach-door. And the rest of the Clown Parade that is, sadly, our City Government. You’ve worked at St Mary’s, cool. But a few hours a week doesn’t equal one single day of the nightmare Hell that IS Homelessness. And it surely doesn’t give you any moral authority to go putting down people who have to endure that Hell. Go back to the Country Club, m’kay? That guy you saw cursing in the park, Remember? Your instant diagnosis of schizophrenia… what if he isn’t “crazy” or in the case of real schizophrenia, suffering from a degenerative neurological disorder? Would it make any difference to you, personally? How much concern does that show for HIS welfare as opposed to worrying that children might see what illness or death or age or poverty looks like? I call that the Prince Siddhartha Syndrome. Before he became The Buddha.

I don’t know nor do I give a rat’s ass if you personally said that poor people should be banned from public parks, but some of your friends and political colleagues DID and your thundering silence about their massive Hate-Crime is enough for me to lump you in with them.

I live with Autism, maybe you could study that one for a while before you make the assumption that Autists are somehow inferior to “neuro-typicals” the way you obviously did with the Fellow Child of God you wanted to keep out of the park.

There’s been some truly radical talk from your backers in this race, lady. Talk about actually banning people from appearing in public places if they “look” homeless.

One of your accomplices, Janis Heuberger, suggested banning bicyclists from Acacia Park, saying “only the Homeless ride bicycles”.

Now, I WAS homeless for a while, til I got SSI for my broken to hell foot and leg, and of course the Autism. I suffer not so much from these conditions as from the biting scorn of people who think those conditions somehow make Them superior to me. I can perfectly empathize with the fellow at the Acacia Park Pizza Party, if I had people like YOU looking down on me for daring to be in a public place without your royal permission I’d probably feel an overwhelming urge to shout at you too.

And, I’d be in the right to do so. You did far worse to him with your whispers and sneers than any curses he could possibly have screamed at YOU, your highness.

Go back to your Barbie-doll Perfect Rich Bitch world and leave people alone. I’d sooner be in the company of somebody like the Park Hollerin’ fellow than with a stuck up wannabee Princess.

The Homeless PEOPLE you love to hate aren’t the reason for the city’s decline. Capitalism is, in all its inglorious manifestations. That fellow depicted in the statue in the intersection? He cursed the city of Colorado Springs by founding it based on Grand Theft – Everything. The ultimate real-estate baron. There’s not a square inch of downtown that wasn’t taken at gunpoint.

There’s another park downtown, Monument Park, maybe you’ve seen it? It’s a “monument’ to some White Boys who picked a fight with some Indians who were “off the reservation”. And LOST. Teenage racist punks.

But it’s called the Last Indian Massacre in Colorado.

Imagine that. Born in America and told where you can be or not to be. Kind of like telling the homeless PEOPLE that they’re not allowed to be seen downtown, that they must stay on the Homeless Reservation at Marian House or the New Hope Center.

But that’s the kind of “We’re ever so much better than YOU” horse-shit the Colorado Springs Establishment loves to promote. It gets tiresome. It’s a blight on America and we really don’t need to promote it further, now, do we? Your groomers/handlers Silly Clark and Jerry Bootlicher can go to hell and, probably will. Heimlicher wants to live a thousand miles away and still run Colorado Springs, Hell NO!

By the way, your Hunger Meters? The ones we’re supposed to drop coins in rather than give to people on the street? They’re offensive. Really. Jesus said to give, and not spare, and asking no questions. People would occasionally stop me on the street and hand me money. It never went for cigarettes and whiskey and Wild Wild Women. (actual title of a song, google it)

So I took a washer I found in the street, spit a huge loogie all over it and dropped it into one of your meters. So much for your desire to control all alms-giving in town. “Give to the poor, as long as the Wealthy manage the money and the people, for We are Better Than You.” What all else do you tell people, that if they hire somebody who is homeless that he shouldn’t be paid in money?

Or, seeing as your friends think that merely APPEARING to be homeless is just cause for discrimination…

I mean, it’s the next illogical step in your dominance agenda, yes? Go back to your DreamHouse, Barbie.

Questions for Ed and Herb Weinberg to ask Lisa Czeladtko

Herb Weinberg is a retired ABC News reporter. A link to Ed and Herb teleconferencing. Herb suggests taking a list of questions to ask, here’s a few of MINE:
 
Yeah, actually, there’s a cop shop right there at the park. Did she KNOW that the man swearing at the Uncle Wilber fountain was actually homeless, actually schizophrenic, or was she making a snap judgment? Usually it takes a team of behavioral specialists and a Neurologist and an Endocrinologist DAYS to diagnose schizophrenia.

Does she know for certain that he was there for the pizza or just happened to be there?

Does she intend to make the city parks off limits to people based on her Snap Judgments, or worse yet, on the judgment of Neighborhood Vigilantes? Who wouldn’t have all that wonderful educational background she boasts of, where she’s Super Psychiatrist and can judge somebody “guilty” of Schizophrenia based on a momentary observation, THOSE Vigilantes?

I’ve stopped at the same park while riding my bicycle across town to a doctors appointment, to rest a few moments.

I’m in the Autism Spectrum, does that mean I’m guilty of “being mentally unfit” to use public services like the Parks?

Did she make a similar snotty statement about the Deranged TeaBags when they use the same park to shout their screed that people who are poor and disabled should just F. Off And Die?

Or does their Economic Status make their murderous mental illness less dangerous, merely because they’re in a large menacing group?

Does she propose segregating Mentally Ill and other disabled people from “Normals” … “for the safety of the kids, of course” Making the park off limits to anybody who doesn’t pass her Arbitrary Inspections for mental, moral and above all, economic fitness?

If she doesn’t, why the Hell would she even mention it?

Does she propose an ordinance that people who she judges to be mentally unfit should refrain from speaking to the “Normals” at any time, unless they’re spoken to first, and then the only reply acceptable would start with an apology for DARING to offend by being seen by Her Royal Personage?

Flag pin betrayal

Of course you know I would just never unleash a vicious attack like mocking a fake-patriot or faux-elitist move like wrapping ones bullshit in either the flag or the cross. Just have to point out that the flag lapel pin, the one Republicans bitched and whined so much about Democrats not wearing, the one Lisa Czeladtko is wearing in the picture chosen by Gag-Zette writer Daniel Chacon when “calling out” Ed over his Free Speech opposing a political candidate. Not that The Gag-zette (Colorado Springs Gazette, “Freedom” Communications”) has ever so much as given a mild tsk-tsk’ing to violent attacks on Free Speech in Colorado Springs, usually instigated by City Council or persons very close to them.St Paddies Day 2007 leaps to my mind. Or to Fake Patriotism. You’ll notice, if you’re observant, that the “flag” in question has 7 stripes and 18 stars.

It’s a sign of the depths of rabble rousing the “elitists” will plumb when wanting to silence any opposition to their agenda as “unpatriotic” and Anti-Christ.

“Calling out” by the way, is in Colorado and other Western states, a challenge to physical violence. Usually issued by a heavily armed Coward who is so sure of victory that he assumes he can force the other person to apologize for saying anything.

Then go get drunk with his redneck comrades. Might makes right, Oderint dum Metuant “let them hate us as long as they fear us”.

Maybe Chacon should more carefully consider HIS choice of words. That way he wouldn’t leave himself open to Attacks errr… criticism that lumps him in with the likes of Caligula, King Charles II of England and George W. Bush.

So the Rich Pigs are afraid their piglets will see what poverty looks like, instead of, as Ms Lisa Siddhattha suggests, hiding the poverty from the delicate eyes of the Piglets?

Lest they see the human price of their own opulent lifestyle.

Actually, her ties to Developers, like the Flag Pin, betray her true agenda.

According to the Developer Religion, evidenced by the Real Estate Developer who “founded” Colorado Springs, the idolatrous statue of whom sits in the meddle of the intersection at the Northwest corner of Acacia Park,

According to their money worship Cult of Mammon, the sight of poverty in CS would drive down real estate prices. Therefore they wouldn’t have enough blood-money profits from selling their stolen-at-gunpoint land.

One of their High Priestesses, Janis Heuberger, wrote in her blog that Bicycles should be banned from acacia Park, because “only the Homeless” ride bicycles. There were further suggestions by one of her sycophantic supporters that people who LOOK homeless should be banned from city parks.
Imagine that, the “non-elitists” as they style themselves, seeking to impose a conformist dress code on the citizens of Colorado Springs. To protect their profit margin. And even ban an economical, non-wasteful and healthy form of transportation. Unless you drive a gas-guzzler you’re not welcome in Colorado Springs. Nothing elitist about that, No Sir!

And failing to admit that it was Real Estate Developers who in one fell swoop crashed the economy, providing the pin that burst the bubble of Capitalism, turning millions of Americans into potentially homeless PEOPLE. (notice that, Chacon, Czeladtko, Heuberger? Those of us who speak the English Language know that “homeless” is an adjective, not a noun. “the homeless” should properly include the human title PEOPLE)

Ms Lisa and Ms Heuberger and Chacon might have their sycophants answer this by saying that I’m lumping all of them together. No, messieurs et mesdames, YOU lump yourselves together. Frequently.

The Law, in its Majestic equality, forbids rich and poor from being alike

At least when it comes to Urban Camping. Seems the “no camping” ordinance didn’t apply at the mall when Greed rather than Need was the motivation to take to the tents. People started camping out early Thanksgiving day to be the first in line for “doorbuster” specials on Black Friday. How about it, Doug, Janis, Sean, Lionel? Chief Meyers? Sheriff Mussolini errr Maketa? How about it Tame Ass Right Wing Media in town, Praising the HomeFull campers for their bravery in voluntarily pitching their tents with plenty of police protection, unlike anything the HomeLess PEOPLE ever got.
Hypocrisy, thou hast a name, and thy name is Colorado Springs Establishment.
Maybe they could redeem themselves by publishing stories detailing how many of those purchases were made on Credit and in 6 months how many of the Credit Cards used are in default. Black Friday is allegedly a Triumph of Capitalism. Yes, once again the Corporate BigPigs got the commoners to push themselves further into debt which they’ll never be able to repay. What a lovely victory that is!

Contaminants in the runoff water

Seems they predate the Homeless Camping debate by at least a decade. One of the problems that was present when the City and County of Pueblo sued Colorado Springs for fouling their water, e-coli. Seems Colorado Springs and Springs Utilities reached a plea-bargain mitigating the judgment against the Springs by making necessary repairs to the sewage system. This includes that bad ol’ StormWater that the right wingsters keep whining about. The wastewater treatment facilities were overwhelmed on several levels, not the least of which were the BlowHard Extremists like Douglas Bruce not wanting to pay their bills. Have their cake, eat it too, and then have somebody else pay for the cake.

The sewer system including the Storm Drains, which funnel water off the streets, which in turn are coated with an oily residue from the exhaust fumes. More cars, more pavement, more pollution and all of it running into a sewage treatment system last upgraded in the early 1960s. 50 years ago. More streets, more infrastructure added on, and each year the cost of the labor and the materials needed to build and maintain that infrastructure increasing, yet Doug Bruce and his dumbass Zombie Followers insist on only paying the bills in 1972 dollars. And screaming that increasing the fees necessary to maintain that infrastructure and build new infrastructure to accommodate those victims of the Real Estate Scam of “Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water” moving to town and making the water somewhat less pure.

Lethally less pure.
Some of the impurities in Fountain Creek before the confluence with Monument Creek keep the smelly algae that makes Monument stink so bad from growing. Also any other algae, insect larvae, and amphibian newts, efts and tadpoles.
N-Nitrosodimethylamine, likely sources:Industry, cosmetics, toiletry products, cleansers; by-product of natural chemical reactions. That’s the one Springs Utilities admits is beyond EPA and drinking water safety bounds.

Chemicals they say are in “safe amounts” Barium, Bromodichloromethane
Chlorodibromomethane
Chloroform
Fluoride
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Nitrates
Radium, Combined 226 228
Sodium,
Turbidity (muddiness)
Uranium
Chlorine
Maloacetic Acids
Trihalomethanes
Coliform (bacteria)
E-Coli (the coliform bacteria they’re blaming on the Homeless People, before that it was the pigeons in Manitou Springs)
Copper
Lead

A lot of the “possible sources of contamination” listed are Erosion of native deposits.

Erosion hastened by destroying topsoil, uprooting native plants, GRADING FOR ROADS, COMMERCIAL AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION, MINING, QUARRYING, DRILLING, TIMBER CLEARING, OFF-ROAD “RECREATIONAL” VEHICLE USE
For instance, there’s at least one defunct copper mine just outside Manitou Springs city limits that drains directly into Fountain Creek.

When you pull ONE metal out of the earth, it’s not in pure form, ever, is it, O Right Wing Mining Geniuses Who Think I Can’t Possibly Know Anything? Nay verily. It is NOT pure and some of those impurities are other metals. Toxic metals like Uranium, White Arsenic, Sodium in many forms including Sodium Cyanide, Mercury, Lead, Copper, ooops that’s one they INTENDED to pull out oopsie my bad. Petrochemicals, mountaintop removal for extracting ANY mineral including coal releases chemicals into the waters that have recently been shown to cause a hormonal mutation in small-mouth bass where the male fish develop with female characteristics. That’s a predator that’s below us on the arbitrarily defined “food chain”. We’re top-level predators. Through predation the chemical impurities concentrate higher and higher the further up the food chain you go.

In the Hudson Bay region of Canada, Inuit and other First Nations mothers can’t breast feed their infants because of the concentrations of Petrochemicals from oil exploration and exploitation, which would be lethal to their babies. I can almost hear the Racist Wing saying

“ah,who cares about Eskimo and Injun babies, they’re only one step removed from wetbacks and niggers anyhow!”

Fortunately I’ve got something within me that blocks such ignorance. It’s called “education” but I once again digress.

What, then, is the City of Colorado Springs putting into the water supply of everybody downstream from us? Which, since Pikes Peak is the highest point in the Contiguous 48, that means everybody from the Mississippi west to the Pacific.

All because the TeaTards don’t want to pay their fair share. They make huge stacks of money creating the problem but demand that the people downstream from us pay THEIR money to remove the contaminations caused by the Pikes Peak area Industrialists.

There’s one thing more that is pumping toxins into Fountain Creek. The Toxic Mining/refining Waste Dump called Gold Hill Mesa on the south side of Highway 24 here in Colorado Springs.

Chrome dioxide, Mercury, Sodium Cyanide, White Arsenic, Lead Sulfate, Uranium, Barium, just a start on the contaminants.

There are more that get added in further downstream, but the True Source is the interconnected web of Industrial Polluters who own, among other Political Arenas, the Political Establishment of Colorado Springs.

Further “ammunition” in the War on American Health, Ft Carson and the Air Academy Firing Ranges. From Mercury Fulminate, a standard primer/detonator in explosive munitions, to the Depleted Uranium shells which has caused, among other disorders The Army Ain’t Gonna Tell You About, two headed children in Iraq.

They’ll tell you that it’s none of our business what kind of poisonous SHIT they’re inflicting on us and our kids. Then in 2003 they admitted only that they use the same ammunition in practice firing that they would use for the Global War On Anybody Who Doesn’t Submit To The Will Of The Capitalist Regime Or Lick Their Jackboots.

Then they say that the Depleted Uranium is encased in steel and thus couldn’t possibly break into small pieces and contaminate water, soil, and the Eco-Genetic Systems of entire populations of plants and animals, including people. To make a long story short, they lie their collective ass off.
Just like their accomplices in the Colorado Springs and United States political establishments and the Colorado Springs real estate developers, bankers, and other perpetrators of massive, lethal fraud.

But they’re still blaming it on the Homeless PEOPLE.

Oh, and that sewage treatment system that’s overwhelmed with Stormwater and far more raw human and animal fecal waste than it could possibly handle?

Was never fixed and now, thanks to the “Tax Cutter” extremist “Hell no, We Won’t Pay Our Bills!” Tea Party. Everybody who owes THEM money had better God-Damn pay up or they’ll get the Publicly Funded Colorado Springs Police and Judiciary PIGS to punish him.

Slumlord Ex-Prosecutor PIG Doug Bruce especially does that.

But they don’t have to pay their bills, Glenn Beck and Doug Bruce and Sarah Palin and The Ghosts of Reagan and John Wayne tell us the constitution forbids them to pay THEIR debts.

The data on contaminants in the water as provided by Springs Utilities, are found in this document, which you can get free at Springs Utilities offices and they mailed it out to every water customer. If you live in a water-bill paid apartment you didn’t get one, your landlord did and he’s supposed to post it where everybody can read it.

The Army and Air Force contaminants, including jet fuel, are all over the place. Military Aircraft used to have, they say it’s discontinued, a policy that they dump fuel before landing. Standard Operational Procedure with the reason being that they had a high probability of coming in damaged, and having a hard landing with a full tank of fuel not only endangers the pilot and passengers, it endangers everybody on or near the flight line. A simple way to ease that problem would be to, Hey, just don’t go around shooting at or Bombing the living dogshit out of people and it minimizes the chance they’ll be shooting at YOU. DUH!

The other bit, about the DU armor piercing shells, the admission is implicit. The Army did say in the specific case of Ft Carson, that they do use the same ammunition in practice fire they’ll use in actual combat. That means, obviously, DU. At the time they said this, they were actively lying and saying there was no way DU shells could cause Uranium Poisoning. They’ve since been forced into the open on that one, thanks SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN WHO DEFIED ORDERS TO KEEP SILENT ABOUT THE MASSIVE CRIME OF POISONING AMERICAN AND FOREIGN CIVILIANS and soldiers, the same way they did with Agent Orange and killed more people in the cover-ups than would have died if they’d simply come clean and stopped the poisoning.

Biggest Advertising Faux Pas

Just cruised by a TV. Tonight the diet-and-exercise show Biggest Loser… which has promotional sponsors who for one show hawk their wares, apiece, usually a food related sponsor, or Pilates, or something like that. Campbell’s Soup, SubWay, Wendy’s. Tonight… the United States Army.
OOOPS. So the Army, which is trying desperately to claim the victory, the Win, the everything-but-utter-defeat… is sponsoring “The Biggest Loser”.

For those who aren’t in the know, the Army really doesn’t promote itself as a place to straighten out your life or get physically fit or emotionally together.
They figure if you’re not a grown up too bad, if you’re out of shape they’d rather you didn’t apply, unless they’re digging for numbers and cannon fodder. Contrary to their advertising of course. Also they don’t consider themselves to be a College Prep school nor an employment agency, even though they vaguely hint at it in their ads.
They don’t want to advertise the shocking numbers of Combat Vets who are unemployed and or homeless.
Speaking of, it’s almost time for the annual Stand Down, which, this year, takes place against a backdrop of Criminalized Homelessness. What a lovely and patriotic gesture the CSPD and Sheriff Maketa’s Gestapo are going to present!
Oh Well. Oh Hell.