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Re: “The Drake fire, conservation, student debt, and more

Student loans can be crippling, especially if you do not find employment straight after school. Many students struggle to make their monthly repayments. Although for those that struggle with this there is always https://www.focusfinancialcorp.com/ to help.

Posted by Edturlti on 09/04/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

lskyway, Learn to read. Cyrus Campbell did not say he was asking for an apology. He did not mention "the world". It is impossible to detect "whining" in the written word but you somehow think he is whining. Ending your comment with a "panty" remark places you without any doubt, in a vast group of under-educated, ill-mannered and therefore a prime candidates for work in the service industry. If I offend anyone in that industry with what I just wrote I apologize but wait until you have to work along side lskyway.
Next time you wish to be ignorant and rude, be kind enough to say it to the person's face. Realize also you added absolutely nothing of any value to this page.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 09/03/2014 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Cyrus Campbell - stop your whining. So what if you were "offended" by some stupid sign. The world does not owe you an apology every time you get your panties twisted.

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Posted by lskyway on 08/31/2014 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

Here's a link to The Publisher's "magazine"

http://www.academyfirearmsinstruction.com/

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Posted by bobdobbs on 08/29/2014 at 4:29 PM
Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/29/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

Mr. Publish, you write, "TINY URL: this link doesn't exist. Guess why?"

I was able to reach both of the tinyurl.com links that OldCrank posted, so I guess the "reason why" you cannot find them is you don't know how to navigate the Internet, and your vanity prevents you from seeing it is your own fault.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/29/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Donna Drialo! Explain to me what "fracking" is please.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/29/2014 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Cyrus Campbell! I agree with you 100%. I do not believe there was ever a time we had 100% employment in this country. If a business wishes to leave a bowl for change that OTHERS donate to or OTHERS may take from then that is fine. Snide messages do not belong on that bowl and was undoubtedly placed there by the business.
As for their advice, I believe then I will get a job. I will take over the manager's position at The Perk. (Would he be The Jerk at the Perk?) The Perk can reach me through this forum. I have never been to The Perk and have no idea what The Perk does but I know how to treat people plus have management skills and training going back to 1975.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/29/2014 at 12:15 AM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

New York Lawyers have a saying: "If you have the facts, argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, argue the merits; and if you don't have the facts or the merits, argue like hell!" Mr. Publish, you are arguing like hell.

In refusing to attend the State of the Union address, Lamborn signaled to the entire world, including our mortal enemies, that we are not united as a nation, deep divisions exist that they might be able to exploit. This betrayal is what you applaud as Lamborn's courage.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/28/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Finally, Dave, the community response was to exercise their constitutional rights of assembly and free speech to draw attention to their situation. The police response to the lawful and peaceful demonstrations amounted to a riot against the community, and against the media, who dared exercise their constitutional right to cover the story. When police attack demonstrators, instead of defending their right to demonstrate, they create an environment that fosters violence. Once the state police stepped in the violence subsided dramatically.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/28/2014 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Unfortunately, Dave, young Black males are targeted by racist profiling, and whatever the statistics you are citing here, they are compiled from the records of the "justice" system that victimized them in the first place.

It is a self-justifying policy: we assume young Black males are more prone to be criminals, so we target them for arrest; arrest records then show more young Black males in prison, proving they are more prone to be criminals.

Furthermore, the "educational, economical, ethical, familial, and social circumstances" you deplore are not the causes, but the end results of the same problem: social injustice based on race.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/28/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Dave, your first two points are both beside the point. Regardless of whether or not the officer who killed Michael Brown is charged or not, regardless of whether he is convicted or not, this case has already exposed the lingering social injustice in America.

Of the eight British soldiers who were charged with murder after the Boston Massacre, six were acquitted and two were convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter. Nevertheless, the Boston Massacre still stands for all time as an emblem of social injustice.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/28/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Unemployment, Ferguson, Woody Allen, and the Springs jazz scene

Bob Nemanich,,

1) We still do not know all the details regarding why Brown was shot. You are assuming it was a bad shooting.

2) A person does not have to be armed to present enough of a threat to justify shooting. All they have to do is present a perceived threat of death or serious bodily harm.

In fact, from 2008 thru 2012, the yearly average was 778 people murdered by attackers without weapons (FBI). Thousands more were seriously injured.

3) Unfortunately, young black males have a higher tendency to be involved in criminal activity, especially in violent crimes. This is not because of the color of their skin, but rather because of their educational, economical, ethical, familial, and social circumstances.

Regardless of all of this, the community response of rioting, violence, vandalism, and looting was completely unacceptable.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/27/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

Old Crank - Lamborn is NOT the worst ever. He does NOT deserve to be booted out of office.

What difference does it make that he didn't attend? The speech was almost exactly the same as the one given before. Why honor the liar that is Obama by showing up? Why waste your time? It took courage for him to do so and I applaud his action. Did you even listen to the speech?

And as far as the tar baby comment, he did not say Obama was one - go back and read the EXACT WORDS and you will see where you are wrong. WRONG! Hurts doesn't it to know you can't read correctly?

and the ACA should be repealed. Obama lied about most every provision in it including you can keep your doctors, hospitals and the premiums will drop 2500 a year. LIES all of them. Are you getting a subsidy from us taxpayers? Is that why YOU like it?

The bills in the House contain such onerous restrictions on our freedoms that I am delighted they are being held there . But to both groups, I say a pox on their heads as they are NOT doing their jobs. The ACA was pushed through against the majority of Americans who did NOT Want it. NOW next year premiums are going up 7.5%!! what happened to the "affordable" part of it?

TINY URL: this link doesn't exist. Guess why?

Now tell me how you think there is a war on women huh? You repeat talking points with NO PROOF. Do you even know what a fact is? If so, post your war on women facts. we are waiting to hear them.

The only one who has a war on women is Obama who pays his women staffers less than his men. Now who has a war on women?

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 08/26/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

OldCrank: To say Colorado has the BEST economy in the nation whether true or not and disregarding the source, would be better phrased as "sucks less than the rest of the nation".
As for depression of the mind and Robin Williams it is true that there is a stigma and that others do not want to deal with it. Imagine if all illnesses were treated as such. Williams was truly gifted but his performances were often textbook displays of manic behavior. A "reporter" calling him a "coward" exemplifies the state of journalism today. That reporter is a coward and truly ignorant which does qualify him/her for a job in media. Suicide is the sincerest form of self-criticism and takes courage along with debilitating depression to even entertain ending the only life you have. I do not mean feeling "low" but full-on depression. When you have it you know it and there is not many things that can be worse.
Long live The Fisher King.

And Hickenlooper is just another modern day politico where lies abound and self-importance is all one needs to be elected. And cash. Like Mayor Bach he too wears an imaginary crown and feels the citizens are not worthy of being considered while entertaining grandiose images of themselves for all to see. They do not see that we can see them as the arrogant fools they are, but feel we see them as they see themselves in a mirror.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/26/2014 at 3:49 AM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

Lamborn is the worst ever. He deserves to be booted out of office. In my lifetime I've never seen anyone in Congress willingly avoid a SOTU speech, except Lamborn, who also used the term tar baby in conjunction with out president. He's a disgrace to us all.

The bills sitting in Reid's inbox contain poisonous provisions, like repealing the ACA, and as such were sent up by Boehner who knows full well they'll never see the light of day in the Senate. By the same token, there are bills in Boehner's inbox that are not acceptable to the GOP, like the Senate's version of an immigration reform bill that Boehner won't bring up for a vote.

Meanwhile, Hickenlooper has presided over Colorado's business in a fine manner. Just the other day it was reported that Colorado has the BEST economy in the nation. Here, read the links:
http://tinyurl.com/o8vvltq and http://tinyurl.com/pplvn76

BTW: It's spelled GARDNER and he most certainly is part of the war on women.

Everything written by "publisher" is a lie, but that's normal these days for the GOP/TEA.

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Posted by OldCrank on 08/23/2014 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Robin Williams, Hickenlooper and fracking, sisters' gratitude, and more

Gary Casimir - Lamborn has done many things for the Springs that you do not want to recognize. Shame on you. In addition, with Harry Reid in the Senate refusing to take up the 350 bills waiting for the senate to debate and sign, nothing is getting done in Washington.
To citizens of the Springs - Vote anything but Democratic in 2014. Throw out Hickenlooper who is a total waste of a governor - he lost jobs and tax revenue, over rode the will of the citizens in getting a killer removed from society, and he generally has been ineffective in getting anything significant done for the state. Udall is just as bad. He never answers letters with anything but another form letter, he has his phony war on women nonsense and he has not brought home the bacon for Colorado - like Reid has done for Vegas. He also LIES like Hickenlooper.

Consider another party such as the GOP or TEA PARTY and vote for Beauprez and Gardener in 2014.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 08/23/2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Discouraging encouragement, thinking greener, saving Detroit, and more

I was summarizing a report I heard some time ago on National Public Radio, although I do admit to guessing as to which of the two Anglo-French terms was more Anglo and which more French. So, I looked them up on Webster's Online Dictionary, but it is not very helpful. The bottom line being that "assault" may be the more Anglo term and "battery" the more French, or Norman, term.

I suspect the legal definition of assault as an attempt or a threat derives from many years of litigation working to refine and pin down the definition. The top non-legal definition of assault is "a violent physical or verbal attack"--but that again is the leading modern definition, not necessarily what it meant when the phrase "assault and battery" was first introduced into legal proceedings.

Which only means I cannot prove the thesis I heard on the radio independently, but I believe the report was reasonably well researched and documented. If the two words were roughly equivalent at the time of their first use, then there would be no reason for the repetition except perhaps to clarify the charges to speakers of different dialects.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 08/18/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Discouraging encouragement, thinking greener, saving Detroit, and more

"What did they do; pick up every stone and pebble on the roadway between Nazareth and Bethlehem? I can't imagine just what this collection is comprised of." -- Nancy Lieber-Lazzaro

Then you don't know much about the history of Christianity. Perhaps you are assuming that by "artifacts" they are referring to things specifically and directly involving Jesus, his family, and the 12 Apostles. Artifacts can be ancient or modern -- say, Mother Theresa's head scarf, a note signed by a Pope, a sliver of wood purported to be from Noah's Ark,

Posted by Dave H on 08/18/2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Discouraging encouragement, thinking greener, saving Detroit, and more

Mr. K--,

Not sure where you got your definitions, but "assault" is the threat or attempt to do violence; whereas battery is the actual causing of harm. Both come from Anglo-French roots, with assault coming from the Latin "to leap" and battery meaning "to beat".

Posted by Dave H on 08/18/2014 at 10:15 AM

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