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Re: “Mixed blessings

Hello,
My name is Victoria I'm a single mother of 4. My now X has left us to basically figure it out alone in a state we know no one, We are from Texas. I luv it here and would luv to raise my kids somewhere decent. I have been directed to a shelter or two but for what ever reason they are located in a area where is not safe. I'm a country girl. I am just surprised how from one side of the street its beautiful and the next is filled with sadness. Granted some people choose that life but as for me and my lids we would like somewhere a litte more secured. know of any please contact me at babieheadvs@yahoo.com.

Posted by Victoria Marie Sanchez on 10/19/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “The gift of falling leaves

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Posted by Shohan Ahmed on 10/19/2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Organic vs Autism correlation

http://www.acneeinstein.com/wp/wp-content/…

Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 10/19/2014 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Roundup's LD50 is less than caffeine. (Also an organic pesticide) The dose makes the poison. It tastes like soap.

Some good information on application. You use about 7 oz per acre:
http://kfolta.blogspot.com/2014/07/glyphos…

"For soybeans, the application rate is 0.75 lb active ingredient / acre. I can't work in lbs, mostly because I can't figure out why we don't spell "pounds" as "lounbs".

Speaking metrically, that's 340 g of active ingredient per acre. That's about the amount of weight/volume in a 12oz (why don't we spell it "ounze" can of soda (or beer; doesn't matter). That number assumes that glyphosate is about the density of water, which it's not. It is 1.70 g cubic cm, so that 12 oz can is really about 7 oz big."


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Correlation =/= causation. We've become better at diagnosing problems. The "Growing number of cases" isn't really growing. I mean the growth of organic food sales correlates to the amount of diagnosed cases of autism.

http://www.pd.infn.it/~dorigo/autism_organ…
Here's also a number of different spurious correlations. http://www.tylervigen.com/

Here's some solid critiques on the Seralini study some blogs but still solid critique:

http://parrottlab.uga.edu/parrottlab/Publi…

The EFSA's review: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/p…

http://weedcontrolfreaks.com/2012/09/why-i…

http://alifeofsci.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/r…

Interesting that you're going to discount 100 billion animals and a trillion meals for 10 rodents per group... where even the controls got tumors.
Also the 04 Hammond study used 400 rodents which used 50 per group

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Here's GENERA's 402 independent studies all showing safety:

http://genera.biofortified.org/viewall.php


Amazing how oil companies, who make much more money than any biotech company, who have amazingly counter opinions on Climate Change compared to the the scientific community. Can't force evidence toward their agenda. But, somehow a company the size of Whole Foods have every scientist bought and paid for.

Posted by Steven Alexander Shaver on 10/19/2014 at 8:15 PM

Re: “A Parking Enigma

Tejon is the only urban street in downtown! I like it the way it is. Close Pikes Peak!

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Posted by Kevin Walker on 10/19/2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

When will those of you wishing for less use of RR seeds be able to "walk and physically pull' weeds during the summer months? Yeah, thought so... You talk a good game, but very few of you will do what it takes to rid fields of weeds.

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Posted by None of the Above on 10/19/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Putting an additional label on a food product will do little in the way of making the said food affordable. Does anyone really believe that the 90 million unemployed workers in the US are going to spend any income they have on "certified organic" food?

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Posted by None of the Above on 10/19/2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Mixed blessings

Before I make my post, please let me allow me to describe a bit about myself.

I used to hate my own family members: my dad, my mom, even my handicapped brother and little sisters. I was also homosexual and sexually immoral with women, sleeping with every beautiful women I could get my greedy hands on. I was so bad with sex, that I literally could not go to sleep at night unless I had sexual intercourse with a woman, even if that woman was a complete stranger.

Now, just like a lot of people who end up in the kind of lifestyle I was in, I did not plan on growing up to be such a bad person that I would hate my own family and be a sex addict, sleeping with people I had just met on a regular basis, and turning to prostitutes each night just so I could get high enough on sex to be able to fall asleep. Most of all, I never imagined as a child that I would grow up to be someone that was so evil, that when I looked in the mirror, I was ashamed to look at myself, and I hated myself. I never imagined that I would hope on a regular basis that somehow I could muster enough courage to go through with committing suicide or that God would just kill me in my sleep so I could escape my life.

But unfortunately, like most people who end up in evil lifestyles, I was taught to hate as a young child by my father and by others in my life. I know now that he truly did not mean to teach me that, but because of his not being able to understand in his heart that Jesus loves him, he hated himself, and he transferred that hate to me. He choked me until I was unconscious when I was 7 years old. I watched him beat my mother. He destroyed a tv with a hammer as my mom, my little siblings, and I were watching it, and afterward, as he stared at us with violent rage in his eyes, I truly feared that he was about to start beating me and all of us to death with the hammer. Like most people who don't have a dad who loves them, I got in with the wrong group of guys in high school... basically a "gang" mentality. The abuse and hatred I suffered at the hands of those boys was horrible. I became to believe that I was worthless. I began to hate everyone, just as I had been hated on by so many people.

One day, Andrew Wommack was teaching on t.v. that the Bible was written by former murderers...by men like Moses, the apostle Paul, King David, etc.... so "how could anyone think that God couldn't love them and use them, if God loved these murderers and even used them to write much of the Bible." He began to talk about how the Good News of the Gospel in the Bible is that God loves us unconditionally, no matter how bad a person we have been, even if we have been a murderer, and that the Bible being full of stories of God forgiving and using murderers proves that fact. He said something like, "how anyone could believe that they have to perform and do right for God to love them is beyond me, seeing how He has shown such love to such bad people."

After Andrew said that, something began changing in my heart. I began to realize that there was hope for me, despite the fact that I was such a horrible person that I would murder my own family members in my heart with my hatred. Before this time, I figured I would just die and go to hell someday, and never have a happy life...that I was just the most unlucky person on earth to have been brought into this world, lived the most horrible life, and then just have to die and go to hell because I knew I was not a good person. I knew that no matter how hard I tried to be good now, it could never erase my past and the things I had done, or the hate and violence that was in my heart. But now, after listening to this message by Andrew on t.v. that the Bible taught that God's love for me us unconditional, I began to seriously desire a relationship with Jesus, who Andrew said loved me unconditionally and would completely forgive me based on His grace, not based on my good works or performance. This was a breath of fresh air to me, and honestly gave me motivation to keep living instead of giving in to suicidal thoughts and just going ahead and ending my life. It gave me hope, which I am forever grateful to God for Andrew helping me to have. I remember also Andrew's testimony of how he first came to understand the grace of God...that God gave him a realization of how evil he personally was, but that God loved him unconditionally anyways and had forgiven him through Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross.

Since that time, God has done a similar work in my life to what God had done for Andrew... I saw how evil I was in the sight of my heavenly Father who loved me... It was not that God made me feel bad about myself, it was that He showed me that He is my loving Father, I could feel His love for me personally, despite the horrible person I was, all over me in the depths of my heart, and that holy love revealed to me in a very personal way how much of a sinner I was, and the horrible evil that was inside of me, that I would hate my own parents and family. I saw that it was only God's unconditional love and grace that He would love me, and because of such powerful love, I repented of my hatred and asked Him to forgive me, gratefully confessing what I sinner I truly was, because I was so grateful to let His love and grace come into my heart and wash me and forgive me of my hatred and sin.

I truly thought that there was no hope for me after I once again sinned with sex outside of marriage just a few days after the experience I just mentioned, and woke up the next day feeling more hopeless than I had ever felt. It was then that Jesus Christ came to me personally by the power of His Spirit and told me that He forgave me of what I had done, and not only that, but that He forgave me for all of the sexual sin I had ever done. He told me to fast and pray, which I am now doing, because I love Him and want to do whatever He tells me to do. Not only that, but another time in my life, about a year before all of this happened, a couple of nights after I had performed homosexual acts, Jesus came to me by the power of His Spirit (which is a Godly presence that feels like pure love) and reached His hand inside of me and healed me of homosexuality. Since that day, I have not been a homosexual! And I am so thankful for that! Also that day, He healed me of some of the worst pain of my life, which was losing my only friend, my best friend in the world, my brother Dylan, to mental illness when I was 14. And the truth is, at that time when Jesus healed me of homosexuality, I still hated God. I still hated my family, even my brother, and I still hated Jesus. Yet He did all of this for me.


So, now that you know who I am, I will make my comment on this article to the point:

Is Andrew Wommack perfect? No. But neither are YOU! No one is, except God. Do I feel that he may be a bit judgmental towards gays or other types of sinners at time? Yes. But, as a former gay, I would have rather had a man showing that he cared enough about me to tell me that what I was doing was wrong, and to try and help me (even if he wasn't helping that much because he wasn't loving enough and a bit judgmental), than to just let me keep destroying my life and not doing anything at all to try and help or speak up about it. It is the thought that counts, even if the person is not perfect in their helping.

Jesus said in the Bible in Mark 9:39-40 (KJ3 literal translation): "...there is no one who shall do a work of power in My name, yet be able to speak evil of Me quickly. For who is not against us is for us."

Andrew did a work of power in the name of Jesus when he spoke the word of God to me and gave me hope to keep living and not kill myself. To me, to give someone hope who is hopeless, and to help them believe that God can love them, is a greater work of power than raising someone from the dead. So according to Jesus, Andrew is for Him, even though Andrew is not perfect.

I think everyone on here coming against Andrew should be ashamed of what they are doing, because they are coming against someone who is for Jesus, and that means they are coming against Jesus.

Sometimes shame is a good thing, because it shows us that what we are doing is wrong, and we need a good change in our lives for the better. If I had never felt shame over being a homosexual, my sexual immorality, or hating my own family members, I think I would have been too prideful to let Jesus heal me of those horrible things that were destroying me from the inside out.

I hate that shame is always associated as a bad thing in or modern society... feeling Godly shame can help you to get your life turned around for the better!

Posted by jmet on 10/19/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “The worst job in the Springs

@Augustin, Folks who serve the country are doing a job or performing a service that they get paid to perform. Now us folks that have not served and simply pay the taxes we are just as honorable performing our service to the country. This town is full of "Double Dippers" who believe they are entitled to perks at the expense of the un-entitled tax payers. I'm only speaking the truth.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 10/19/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Curious wrote: "GE proponents.... want an ignorant and compliant public..."
True. George Carlin told us about this years ago, here are his prophetic words:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIC0eZYEt… (NOTE: F Bomb alert)

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/19/2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Bach backpedals on reporting severance pay to Council

Cox's email back to King is a flat out insult - to King, to City Council, and to citizens.
IMO that was intentional by Cox and Bach as relations with Council keep sinking.
Our city deserves much better from a mayor and a mayor's staff. Skorman would've been fully open, honest, and inclusionary with Council and citizens.

Many of us warned voters that "strong mayor" was a bad deal and that an even worse idea would be to elect a wife beater from the development community, but the lemmings here vote "R" no matter what. Now look at the mess we're in; we're about to have C4C stuffed down our gullets so Bach's developer buddies can make a fat killing out of taxpayer's pockets, and the "R" voters are nowhere to be seen despite the robbery of their tax money.

I don't think Skorman would've committed any corruption if he were Mayor, and I hope the city gives him the chance asap.

Sign the petition to put C4C to a public vote and vote "D" now and next April so we can break the chain of failure and greed that has been Rivera (USOC fiasco) and Bach (C4C).

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/19/2014 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Bach backpedals on reporting severance pay to Council

If you had backed a common man instead of a wealthy businessman you would have gotten more fairness and openness in the office with zero back scratching severance checks. Make no mistake. Had the city voted for Mr Skorman, we would still be discussing corruption. Perhaps a different sort, but still corruption.

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Posted by Ken Duncan on 10/19/2014 at 9:03 AM

Re: “The worst job in the Springs

"Double Dip"?!? Really?

If somebody is willing to serve our nation honorably worthy of a pension and continue employment as a contractor, civil servant, or in politics, who cares and shame on you for a weak attempt at slander.

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Posted by Augustin Muñoz on 10/18/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

@Steven Shaver, not one of those 1700 prove GMOs are safe for human consumption. The fact that you cite the trillion meal study as any kind of evidence of safety at all tells me you have fallen for the GMO biotech company lies or you are deliberately trying to mislead people. Ninety five percent of the animals in that study were from 49 day old broiler chickens! Super short term studies prove nothing when it comes to safety. The remaining five percent were mostly cattle that were also killed way before their life expectancy. In other words those studies are worthless and they have already been debunked. By the way, if you think Round Up is so safe I'm sure you would be willing to drink it, but many of us want GMOs labeled so we can avoid it.

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Posted by Debbie Owen on 10/18/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

@Steven Shaver. Glyphosate kills our GOOD GUT BACTERIA! Google "GMO + Glyphosate + Dr. Stephanie Seneff." That's why we have an explosion of health issues with our digestive system.

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Posted by Caroline Yunker on 10/18/2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

@Steven Shaver The Seralini Study used the SAME type of rats that Monsanto used. Furthermore, Seralini used twice the # of rats and their studies was for 2 years. Monsanto's study last anywhere from 30-90 days. Obviously you did not read the Seralini Study. The test was conducted using many different combinations of glyphosate and corn. Stop buying the lies perpetuated by Monsanto.

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Posted by Caroline Yunker on 10/18/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Here is the other side of the GMO story, from the recent "Seeds of Doubt" conference in Broomfield, Colorado (on October 11th). I would encourage everyone to watch these films. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/seedsofdoubt

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 10/18/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Vote YES on labeling--64 countries have this, even Russia, China and India. It's ridiculous to make any argument against. As consumers it is our right to know--PERIOD. No one should have the power to "decide" otherwise. The thing that is most shocking to me is that people do not truly know what a GMO IS--that these are organisms that would never be able to be produced naturally in nature (or by humankind's hand in the greenhouse or field), they are laboratory combinations of not only different species, but different phylum. These companies are producing "foods" that the human body has not evolved to ingest. These are foreign substances. Since their introduction we have seen all the problems predicted occur--genetic contamination in wild species, death of beneficial pollinators, the need for ever-increased doses of toxic pesticides, superweeds. Furthermore, we have seen a huge increase in certain afflictions. In our children today, known to many as “Generation Rx”:

One in 13 has a food allergy.
One in 68 has autism.
One in 10 suffers from asthma.

Hence, one in three children is afflicted by allergies, asthma, ADHD, or autism.

(This information came from a GMO conference last week, quoted from Robyn O'Brien, expert in this subject.)

I think it is irresponsible of The Independent to be wishy-washy on this one and lazy in its research: it is our right to have properly labeled food.

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 10/18/2014 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Stormwater measure draws $200K

People that have only been here 10 years or less need to do homework before voting. This has been voted down countless times, it's up the city to make developers pay when building in our area. This has been waved or not implemented by our city fathers. That's why you see some of them throwing money at this now. If they had to follow guide lines they would pay a lot more. It's time the city doesn't allow building without paying for drainage, utilities, sidewalks and so on by contractors and not waving the fee's.

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Posted by B.B. on 10/18/2014 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Petitions launched on stadium question

Ion Cscityhall is either Bach, Cox, or one of their stooges.

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Posted by bobdobbs on 10/17/2014 at 6:56 PM

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