In response to the comment by "Dusk" on 8/23/2013:
I am a nurse who is amidst my own health battle and struggling for answers toward a multitude of crippling symptoms as well. After reading your post, I strongly urge you to get tested for Chagas disease. The bugs you described sound like the Reduviid bug that dwell in areas that you were working and can easily be mistaken for ticks. They transmit the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes the disease. A blood test can screen for it. I hope this helps and prayers go out to you and all!
I worked for Thomas Moore for a year at FT. Carson at Waller Gym. Thomas is truely a great man. I was stationed at Ft. Carson as a soldier with 2/3 Cav and was assigned to the gym for a year 2003-2004. I have been over his house on several occasions. His wife would make me food for him to bring for me. He has a soon but also would have foster children as well. I also worked with him and for him at his second job at the commissary. There was times when we sat on the steps of the gym and talked. He told me stories about the past. His experiences in Vietnam and stories about his brother and other relatives when growing up. I could see the determination in his eyes to find justice. I will never forget that year that I worked with him and the times we had.
If Brett Reese is not an out-and-out racist, he is a sad example of a gullible dupe.
The false charge of "sexual deviate" made against the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., originated in FBI headquarters as part of a secret operation named Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO). Under COINTELPRO, Dr. King was one of many civil rights leaders placed under illegal surveillance. When this did not yield any evidence of wrongdoing, the FBI used another COINTELPRO tactic, as described in Wikipedia: "...smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media..."
When COINTELPRO was exposed in 1971, the files on Dr. King were sealed to protect the FBI--not Dr. King or his family. All the documents the FBI had forged to smear Dr. King had already been disseminated to journalists as part of the campaign. The only remaining secrets were those detailing the FBI's patently illegal operations, which if made public would have left the FBI open to a myriad of lawsuits.
Some time after the files were sealed racists took advantage of the situation to revive the false charge against Dr. King, arguing that the files were sealed to protect his reputation and substituting lurid innuendo for actual evidence.
This is not the first time this racist propaganda has surfaced in Colorado Springs. Former El Paso County Commissioner Betty Beedy also cited it once in opposing the public holiday honoring Dr. King.
It is not enough to just "talk about the truth." Sometimes you need to investigate to learn the truth.
Well Stacy, probably once or twice a month I see a report about the FCC shutting down some id10t with a power amp on their CB, so it is just a matter of time before they get to you.
Is this the same FCC that still hasn't caught me transmitting 80w on my CB radio when the law says I am only supposed to be at 4 or less? They are doing a great job.
Low power FM has been allowed by the FCC for a long time. I can remember having one at our high school several decades ago and even some drive-in movie theaters using low power FM. What the change in 2000 did was to change the categories of LPFM stations and who had to get a license vs who did not. IIRC it used to be anyone with 1/4 watt or less ERP and antenna no more than 20 ft above ground did not require a license, but had to operate on a non-interference basis and could face fines if interference was proven. The 2000 law defined license classes L10 of up to 10 watts and L100 of up to 100 watts and unlicenced was limited to about 1/100th of a watt.
I thoroughly enjoyed this article! The historical marker in Colorado Springs gives such little info---do you happen to know who placed the marker? Hooray for at least this recognition!
When my husband opened his practice in 2005 in Colorado Springs, we wanted local artist's creations to adorn the walls for his customers. We purchased 2 of Jean Gumpper's wonderful wood cuts, 1 Don Green metal wall sculpture, and a delightful creation by Sean O'Mallie. Over the years we had so many great comments by his customers on how much they loved the art and were delighted when they found out that they were are from local artists. Following my husband's death in 2009, I moved back to California to be near family. I have those works of art on the walls of my new home and enjoy them daily. I feel like a little bit of Colorado came back to California with me. I have Jean Gumpper wood cuts in my game room, Sean O'mallie's art in my guest room and Don Green's sculpture over my fireplace mantle. Bringing their art work with me definitely helped with the transition to my new life. Thank you Sean, Jean and Don for what you have brought into my world and the world of those that get to enjoy your amazing art.
The online stores ought to protest this...as I for one will not be buying from them until they do.
And much to everyone's glee, I am no longer posting anywhere or reading the Indy or Gasragette on line.
We need to protect ourselves from the evils of these untrustworthy people.
RIP, Mr Smith; thanks for keeping this link active, Colorado Springs Independent. I have a long history with JS's music and guitar, and he's been an inspiration in my life and in my music development.
First...saying someone is not living in sin if they are married is double talk if you don't support the constitutional right for equal protection under the law as addressed in a marriage for all? Second...gay marriage is already legal in many states and most notably has been in other countries for quite some time. A international church will need to risk there tax exemption...by discriminating against someone or simply wake up and respect the laws of the land . A church based union is not effected by these marriages and if chastity is the issue than why doesn't the church work to ban infidelity in heterosexual unions? Discrimination is the key motivation as stated by the Supreme Court's statement.
There is some misinformation in this article. I attended a priesthood meeting in the church on the gay issue. Yes we love those members who are gay or lesbian, and many hold positions in our ward. However they are under covenant to remain chaste and refrain from having a same gender sexual relationship.The same moral laws are also upon heterosexual persons who are single, as they are to refrain from sexual relations until marriage. We still oppose gay marriage and that will NEVER change, but we need to show more compassion for those who struggle with this issue.We will always teach that marriage is only between male and female persons and that Temple Marriage is the highest order of marriage that God has given unto men.
Those with open minds and hearts filled with love need to move to Colorado Springs. Teach the Christians in Name Only that tolerance is a virtue. Disgusting and intolerant people like TejonTech only poison and continue the trend of hatred and indignity.
Creepy Tech Guy...Have you ever been into one of these shops???? And you are an independent business owner??? Ugh....I don't even have the time nor the energy to comment further.
If this is such a "creepy cracker town".....You can always go elsewhere......
Great article Kristen...xo
Tejon Tech, "creepy cracker comment" - wtf. You are truly an idiot! And your business of "fixing" computers isn't? You are far from a tech. Glad to see your pervy store go. Who needs a computer tech anyways...
This article was mostly based on speculation about Andrew Wommack. I wonder how Pam would feel if such an article were written about her. So much was left out about all the really good things that this ministry does, like feed the poor, etc. I guess we are to assume that all the Bible college's that have been started by former Charis students in other parts of the USA and other parts of the world have bad motives and they want to take advantage of others. Are you kidding me? I guess all these people who give to AW Ministries are stupid and don't know any better. No. They have listened to Andrew and see his heart. If the salary mentioned in the article is what Andrew and his wife receive then it's not enough. Based on all the places they travel and the time Andrew puts into his tv ministry, he deserves to be paid twice what he's getting. And Andrew has explained many times about his house and what he's done to it. If it's worth a million dollars, so what. People have this problem with people like Andrew owning a nice car and home. I guess they think they've ripped off donors and that's what they do with the money. Andrew is seen pretty much driving a yellow jeep. Andrew could care less about driving a BMW or whatever. And if he did or his wife did, so what. The good that has come from AW Ministries is 99.9%. If God is behind it, it will stand and continue to grow. As Christians our trust is in God, not AW Ministries. Andrew is simply seeking God and trusting Him by faith to provide like He said He would in His word. I'm not sure what the real reason was behind this article, but it was wrong and way off base. I think Pam owes Andrew an apology.You have misjudged the AW Ministry and apparently think it's got to be just like all the others that misused funds, etc. No one is going to be perfect. There are going to be mistakes, etc. But the motives of AW Ministry are pure and totally dependent upon God. And by the way, God doesn't just drop money out of heaven. He uses people to give and support ministries like Andrews. That's how that works Pam.
Where to start? there are all kinds of controversial topics in here. First of all, I agree with Shirk about gun control. I think anyone should be able to own automatic weapons.
That's crazy that these two have been fighting over this position so long. I wonder if they have ever considered dueling it out "High Noon" style.
I'm just kidding of course. I find it touching that this guy is putting his family first instead of running for Sheriff again.
It's a shame that NEITHER party cherishes liberty.
I would like to share my story is well. Currently I am 26 years old and I have been healthy and athletic my entire life. I used to be a construction worker and would do exterior remodels frequently. When I was 25 years old I was on a job removing the gutters of a home, and I came in contact with many ticks. (This was in Colorado in the Castle Pines area.) At that time I had no idea they were ticks because I thought they were bigger (like the size of a sunflower seed). But no, these were small like black and orange-ish sesame seeds. Anyway, later that week I started feeling really weak, really fatigued, really cranky, and my heart started doing weird things. (Later on I started getting a long list of other weird symptoms.) Long story short, I went to many doctors that had no clue of what I had and had many tests done. They ended up diagnosing me with ALS. Ridiculous!
My " condition" has worsened at an extremely fast pace. I am nearly a quadriplegic. I started treatments of antibiotics through the groshong catheter on August 16th 2013. I am hoping for the best. If treatments start working and I make a recovery I will make sure to let everyone know.
Also, I tested negative for Lyme disease on the ELISA and the IGeneX tests. The IGeneX test did show evidence that there could be a different type of spirochetal infection.
Good luck to everyone!
This sounds exciting! I should tell some of my friends about this. I personally just took up running. I'm nowhere near ready to do a race though. http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickschaden
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