1) Are a federal employee, including being in the military
2) Work on a federal contract
3) Your employer makes it a condition of employment, especially when it comes to operating machinery or vehicles
then you cannot smoke MJ, not even medicinally.
If you have to go on to a military base or into a federal building, you cannot even possess MJ.
Many office buildings will not allow possession on the premises.
"First, it's nearly impossible to find any wilderness anymore. Cans and assorted trash are in almost every part of previously pristine places. A recent news story says that even Mount Everest is so littered that future climbers will be required to pack out 18 pounds of junk in addition to their own."
Most of which is done by non-hunters and which does not mean that hunting can't occur on the same land.
"Second, hunting is dangerous — not from animals, but from armed and drunk or hung-over hunters barging around the forests,"
Actually cases of hunters shooting people are statistically not all that common -- there are far bigger threats in the woods than hunters. And few hunters hunt when drunk or hungover. This stereotype, like most, is based on the behavior of a minority of individuals.
"Third, it's horribly cruel to shoot defenseless animals, "
Generally it is much more humane than slaughterhouses.
"Fourth, sport-shooting at paper targets is perhaps fun for some, but there are many other types of competition as exacting and pleasurable, or more so."
Maybe for you. But just as you may not enjoy soccer, whereas others might, the fact that YOU might not find shooting enjoyable does not mean that others might find it far more enjoyable than your touted "many other types of competition ".
"A suggestion: Simply go down to your food store and ask the worker there to get out three large trout,"
Many of wish are farm raised and fed cr.ap (literally, feces, especially in the case of tilapia) and given all kinds of meds that they don't really need and aren't necessarily good for you.
"Bernie Herpin's public remark, during public testimony — in front of the victims' family members from the Aurora theater shooting — is not comparable to Merrifield's email line. During a committee hearing to repeal the 2013 magazine limit, Herpin said the 100-round magazine used by the Aurora shooter "was maybe a good thing." His statement offers evidence of poor reasoning, extreme insensitivity, and knee-jerk defensiveness; and Herpin was wrong."
Actually, Herpin was 100% correct, he just needed to word it a little better. Had the gunman used standard sized mags, it is less likely that the firearm would have jammed. And being as the gunman was able to start with a shotgun, transition to the rifle, then have a jam and fumble with it for a few seconds before transitioning to a handgun, while employing pyrotechnic devices without anyone rushing him (the gun controllers often claim this as a reason for smaller mags), then it is extremely likely that he would have been able to swap mags successfully and continue shooting the rifle for a lot longer than he did.
"When barely 10 percent of active voters put him into office, Mr. Herpin cannot claim to represent his district."
Same went for Morse when he was elected.
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I agree how do all these restaurants and so called award winning chefs(self proclaimed) get headlines in the independent news paper with no internal investigating or just ignoring the obvious to help self promote these businesses that lie and steal from honest Colo.Sprgs. grass root patrons, like the ex.Master chef of the new Bourbon Street restaurant and now the ex.Crafwood Inn. HA!
City tax dollars shouldn't be used to build ANY of these projects. All the city should do is facilitate zoning, urban renewal agreements, etc., in order to allow private entities an opportunity to build them. If these private groups choose not to build, then we will know C4C was not an economically sound proposal.
Again, from Wikipedia Separation of Church and State: The Bill of Rights was one of the earliest examples in the world of complete religious freedom (adopted in 1791, only preceded by the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in 1789) but it was interpreted as establishing a separation of Church and State only after the letter of Jefferson (see section United States for more details).
*** At the time of the passage of the Bill of Rights, many states acted in ways that would now be held unconstitutional, some of them with official state churches. All of the early official state churches were disestablished by 1833.
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You say that the idea of America being a christian nation only came about for political reasons in the 80's....just like Brandon claiming our Constitution is for all religions...I can't let you get away with these lies.....
If your right then explain why in over 300 cases it was shown that "America is a christian nation?" more then one at the supreme court....Hear is a small portion of one unanimous case in front of the high court....The verdict was 16 pages with 87 precedents they listed....again, hear is a few from constitutional scholars who lived way closer to the time of the Constitution...Do you think they may know more about America's past then say, you, Mike, or Brandon? Since the the past of America was their present...as they were living in it.....
In the case before the United States Supreme Court for a 29th 1892 case of the Church of the holy Trinity versus United States. Justice Joseph Brewer rendered his High Court's decision, which was unanimous by the Supreme Court that they couldn't take down the out of schools.
Is just some of the High Court's decision. Which had 87 precedence.
"No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of the this continent to the present our, there is a single voice making this affirmation.
The commission to Christopher Columbus... (recited) that "it is hoped that by God's assistance some of the contents and Islands in the ocean will be discovered..."
The first colonial grant made to Sir Walter rightly in 1584... and the grant authorizing him to enact statutes for the government of the proposed colony provided that they "be not against the true Christian faith..."
the first charter of Virginia, granted by King James I in 1606... commence the grant in these words: "... in propagating of the Christian religion to such people as yet live in darkness..."
language of similar import may be found in the subsequent chapters of that colony... in 1609 and 1611; and this same is true of the various charters granted to other colonies. In language more or less emphatic in the establishment of the Christian religion declared to be one of the proposals of the grant. The celebrated compact made by the Pilgrims in the Mayflower, 1620, recites: "having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith... a voyage to plant the first company in the know the parts of Virginia..."
the fundamental orders of Connecticut, under which a provisional government was instituted in 1638 -- 1639, commence with this declaration: "... and well knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union... there should be an orderly and decent government established according to God... to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ which we now profess... of the said gospel (which) is now practiced among us."
In the charter of the privileges granted by William Penn to the province of Pennsylvania, in 1701, is recited: "... no people can be truly happy, though under the greatest enjoyment of civil liberties, if a bridge of... their religious profession and worship..."
coming nearer to the present time, the Declaration of Independence recognizes the president of the divine and human affairs in these words:
"we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain available right... appealing to the supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions... and for the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."...
We find ever were a clear recognition of the same truth... because of a general recognition of this truth, the question has seldom been presented to the courts...
there is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. These are not individual scenes, declarations of private persons: they are organic utterances; they speak the voice of the entire people.
Because of the general recognition of this truth the question has seldom been presented to the courts, yet we find that in Updegraph v the Commonwealth, it is decided that, Christianity, general Christianity, is, and always has been, part of the common law... not Christianity within the established church... but Christianity with liberty of conscience to all men.
And in the people v Ruggles, Chancellor Kent, the great communicator on American law, speaking as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, said:
"the people of this state, in common with the people of this country, profess the general doctrines of Christianity, as the rule of their faith and practice... we are a Christian people, and the morality of the country is deeply engrafted upon Christianity, and not upon the doctrines or worship of those and postures."
And in the famous case of the Vidal v. Girard's executors, this court... observed: "it is also said, and truly, that the Christian religion is a part of the common law..."
If we pass beyond these matters to a view of American life as expressed by its laws, its business, its customs in that society, we find ever a clear recognition of the same truth. Among other matters notes the following: the form of oath universally prevailing, concluding with an appeal to the Almighty; the custom of opening sessions of all deliberative bodies and most conventions with prayer; pre-factory words of all wills, "in the name of God, amen"; the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular businesses, and the closing of courts, legislators, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town and Hamlet; the multiple of charitable organizations existing everywhere under Christian auspices; the gigantic missionary associations, with general support, and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe.
These, and many other matters which might be noticed, at a viable unofficial declarations to the massive organic utterances that this is a Christian nation... we find ever were a clear recognition of the same truth
Or like... the Constitution of Massachusetts, (1780:) "it is the... duty of all men in society publicly... to worship the supreme being, the great Creator and preserver of the universe... as the happiness of the people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion, and morality... the legislature shall... authorize... suitable provision... four... the public worship of God and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant leaders of piety religion and morality.
Or, as in... the Constitution of Mississippi, (1832:) 'no person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil Department of this state... religion morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government, the preservation of liberty, and happiness of mankind, schools, and the means of education, shall forever be in courage in this state.'
But why let facts get in the way of your opinions on the effects of Christianity and what made America great....right boys....all that matters is your thin skin, and your crusade to shut up and censor all thought that is not of the atheistic worldview.
We can keep our God, as long as we keep it to yourself....because our eyes, and ears are too delicate and they hurt when anyone mentions God...That is not religious liberty.
And don't go to we can't say fire in a crowed fireplace....etc...those have to do with public safety...and talking about God in a rational conversation should never hurt any rational person.
Well lets see the USOC is building the museum with private money the Mayor and the so called power players are wanting a "Hall of Fame". UCCS is building a nursing school with private money they want a sports hospital. AFA has a visitor center they pay for on the land people go to to see the school they want one in the city. We want jobs they want to sell land that they bought after they ran off companies that provided jobs. We want our Utility to provide they want to tear it down and throw away an investment that has not even got going yet so they can unload it to a private utility company so you cant see it from "Bach Central" That used to be industrial. The 120 mil. is tax money generated by these venues so its not really money that is already in a bank somewhere but PROJECTED money. Wonder why we wont vote for it? Wonder why we back those that are elected to look after us? Recall of King may be paid for but watch out it still takes votes and it looks like voters dont want this project.
I would have said, "They are going to save the state $120 million!" Forcing taxpayers in Limon, Grand Junction, or Aurora to contribute to these ill-conceived, cronyistic boondoggles makes even less sense than forcing us to pay for them. Just because it is someone else's money doesn't make it okay to squander it, on the contrary one would hope we would hold ourselves to a higher standard when allocating others' resources.
Brandon, I understand your point, I'll point of me showing you from American history in our Christian heritage. Is that you said our Constitution is about all religions have equal value. And also you claim that any body and leadership, if they are to be considered responsible and professional, they must not reveal their belief system and public. This is your interpretation of some regulations that you handpicked. While ignoring the other regulations that give religious liberty. So I showed you a smidgen, of America's past, of how noble leaders in America's military followed your interpretation of religious liberty. You would have called George Washington Abraham Lincoln Gen. Patton all unprofessional in your book, which has never been America's book.
I know you're in contact with the cadets who are at the Academy now and you and Mikey build the straw man argument that someone -- if they really feel their Christian -- they may abuse their power. So I take it grand and do you have no faith in the chain of command and our military to handle an individual who abuses his power. So you want to take away religious liberty for all, as the only fix for handling abuse of power and leadership.
I noted that there, who is a report on terrorism, the cadet asked a professor who is from the Middle East to see any suggestions on where to start. This professor had to whisper in the cadets ear to tell the cadet to look up what the Moslem brotherhood believes. But the telling part was when the professor said to the cadet, that the professor would get in trouble from some other professors up there if they knew he was telling this cadet to look up the Moslem brotherhood. That's is a result of our new politically correct environment that thin-skinned officers, who are incapable of being tolerant of people's religious beliefs -- that's people like yourself, Brandon, are demanding. In a place where some people can be generals -- no in a higher learning institution, a school, that is designed to train America's future's military leaders, You and Mike. Created an environment where we can identify her enemies. When you can't put it up on the board and talk about their truth claims because it might offend someone like Brandon? Because Brandon considers it unprofessional.
You say argue with regulations, but you handpicked regulations and ignore other ones like the Department of Defense is structured 1300.17, a provision that protects soldiers religious liberty.
"Unless it could have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline, the military departments will accommodate individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs (conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs) of servicemembers in accordance with the policies and procedures in this instruction...,"
This is one piece of work here. Filled with distractions and direct misleading tactics, this “article” is just another drink of the C4C Kool-Aid. The negative publicity of which you speak has not been present anywhere. You were at the city council meetings weren’t you, (as was your mysterious friend no doubt.) The reason the supporters were so heavily outnumbered by those against C4C is because they refused to drink the Kool-Aid. Even the singing ones had more substance in their arguments than any of the supporters. These folks that spoke against C4C made very poignant statements that were the product of thought and research, The supporters…nothing but the same old tired Kool-Aid; we didn’t even get a new flavor.
Everyone take a deep breath and step back to see what John actually said.
1. Desperate people will buy drinks for CSBJ journalists.
2. When desperate people drink they threaten
3. When they threaten, it is always with something they cannot deliver
4. Then, they switch to the Gazette.
The key to this puzzle is that he offered no new information, did not use any data and talked personalities not issues. He has never admitted that he knows he does not have all the information to make an informed decision. He also did not mention nor blame any of the County Commissioners. On Tues., the commissioners not only guaranteed a third party financial audit but also another legal audit. Commissioner Glenn, a lawyer, was present during the issues involving the requirement for a citizen vote on a convention center. The City Attorney gave her opinion that it did not require a vote, but did not list any legal references. Because the C4C application clearly indicates the stadium will be used for other purposes besides sports, it is not just a sports complex. I see a legal challenge in the city’s future. The city should expect a few of them. A smart move would have been to suggest a compromise. In return for support of the AFA, UCCS and USOC museum we would be offered a vote on the stadium and garage. This way the applicant would ‘have to’ be transparent with the attendance numbers. Until then, pundits like John will throw fear and loathing in all directions. After all, no one really understands, do you? The next round is on John!
The reason C4C is going to fail is not because of City Council. The reason this is going to fail is because people don't trust the mayor. Plain and simple.
Calm down CocainRichard!!!! No hate intended toward anyone, just speaking on the question asked.P puts a lot of people on in different ways, and thats a great thing. Continued success to all, and lay off the coke richard. Lmao. #ABD
Colorado is one of the few states that has laws allowing certain employers to send employees home who smell of cigarette smoke and there are a number of these employers who exercise that right (mostly in healthcare and childcare). In addition, Colorado is an at-will employer state, basically allowing employers to take whatever steps they need to protect their business with very few limits. If an employer feels that your extracurricular activities are affecting your work, whether that be alcohol, recreational drugs, second jobs, or drag racing, they are permitted to counsel you on it and terminate your employment, especially if it is listed in their handbook or company policy. If the employer has a no tolerance policy, then Colorado law considers you, the employee, fairly warned and the employer can exercise their right to drug test you and terminate you anytime they want.
This is fraud and theft. He's playing on the public's sympathy with the fires and floods to scam these poor people. Anyone who has given them money should retain an attorney and call the DA and demand they investigate these people.
Do any of you people making these long and tortured posts really thinks anyone is ready. Be pithy please
2.12.1. All Airmen are able to choose to practice their particular religion, or subscribe to no
religious belief at all. You should confidently practice your own beliefs while respecting
others whose viewpoints differ from your own.
Very interesting, it says CONFIDENTLY, not confidentially or privately or in the confines of your own private space away from prying eyes and in an effort to offend no one. We are to practice CONFIDENTLY. Much like Paul's proclamation, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes." What I am ashamed of is the lack of backbone in the Air Force I love. I grew up on AF bases, my father, served in Vietnam and retired after 30 years as CMSgt. Nearly his entire career was spent in the Chaplain's Office both at base and command level including Exec to the Chief of Chaplains for TAC & PACAF. We all know if Mikey had his way the chapels would be closed and the Chaplains dismissed. That is HIS view of religious liberty.
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