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Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey Susan....you must be a real hoot to party with. :(

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/14/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Donald Trump was right. Abortion is murder and the person who hires the hit man is just as guilty as the abortion doctor.

Life begins before conception.

A woman's egg cell is alive. It is human life not mouse life or plant life. A man's sperm cell is human life, also.

If a woman's egg cell is not fertilized by a man's sperm cell it will die. Contraception is wrong because it denies the egg cell a chance for life. Using the rhythm method to avoid pregnancy is wrong for the same reason.

In order for a man's sperm cell to have a chance for life it must be inserted into the vagina of a woman who has ovulated. For this reason masturbation is wrong and homosexuality is wrong. The rhythm method should be used to increase the chances for pregnancy.

Obviously abortion is wrong. Give life a chance.

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Posted by Susan Wright on 06/14/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

50 dead Americans, another 53 injured.

We won't let someone on the terror watch list board an airplane, but they can buy a military style assault weapon. That is just stupid!!

Nothing will happen, if we try to bring the assault weapon ban back again, the NRA will invoke the second amendment and that will end it.

This will go on forever unless we sit down, accept the wording of this amendment no longer works and update it.

Don't get rid of it, but we need to be a bit more explicit than "arms". We also need to get rid of the whole militia wording as that has no use in 2016 either.

This amendment as is... is useless!! And a hinderance to our progress in trying to evolve and move forward as a country and a people in the third millennium.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/14/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Steve Schriener appears to only be familiar with a couple people in the NRA, not the entire 75 person board.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/10/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

"Seriously Robert, simply stating "The Second Amendment" is not a conversation.

It's not even a complete sentence,"

Oh Lil Mick, so intent on displaying your ignorance. The 2nd Amendment is most definitely a complete sentence by any grammatical standard you would like to throw at it.

"The problem with the second amendment, it is without a doubt the worst worded amendment in the constitution. "

Only for those who slept through High School English. The structure of the 2nd is quite clear.

"No one can define, legally, what an "arms" is. "

So, having completely embarrassed yourself over grammar, you decide to embarrass yourself over law. The legal definition of "arms" as used in the 2nd has been established for a very long time; in a nutshell, items of common use for individual combat.

" Can you really imagine that, armed U.S. citizens fighting ISIS, or any other threat we may face, that is a joke."

Not a joke at all.

"As in the actual second amendment, the virginia clause (thank you Robert for showing us that, I found it educational). also states a reason for the amendment, it is to maintain a militia ready when called, as opposed to a standing army."

Not quite. The amendment uses the necessity of a militia as one reason, but not necessarily the only reason, to not infringe the right. The right pre-exists, all the amendment does is protect it.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/10/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith...please give me an exact, concise, legally binding definition of the word "arms". If you cannot, how can you say to keep this amendment as is? Cuz, this is the problem!

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith, in regards to your comment from the last issue, I did not say just "repeal", I said repeal, and rewrite.

According to you.."That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. "

...Why not, remember I said rewrite??

According to you..."I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun"
... Mature discussions and reasonable limits aren't happening, because you can't the way this one amendment is written, this is EXACTLY the problem. Mature discussions with the NRA, seriously Judith?

According to you.. "but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either." I agree with you and I never said this.

You really did not respond to my exact comment, that is not helpful Judith.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Judith, I did not say just "repeal", I said repeal, and rewrite.

According to you.."That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. "

...Why not, remember I said rewrite??

According to you..."I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun"
... Mature discussions and reasonable limits arent happening, because you can't the way this one amendment is written, this is EXACTLY the problem.

According to you.. "but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either." I agree with you and I never said this.

You really did not respond to my exact comment, that is not helpful Judith.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:04 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith....You ROCK!!

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/09/2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

We can't repeal the Second Amendment. That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun -- but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either.

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Posted by Judith Posch on 06/09/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

I was keeping an open mind on Rev. Latham's letter until he started talking about "liberals." The conflation of neo-conservatism with Christianity is the reason I stopped going to church years ago, though I miss the good aspects and hope to find one again.

My only worry about New Life coming to Manitou is overreach by mostly well-meaning people but some not so much trying to "save" us. That concern is not the same as trying to extend a secular agenda, but protect our community.

So maybe we could lay the liberal versus RINO arguments at the curb, and try to keep the peace. But this letter kind of confirms my initial fears about a church with not the best history meeting in City Hall of a town it doesn't seem to understand beyond stereotype.

I hope this is not the case, and we can coexist as a community.

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Posted by Judith Posch on 06/09/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

I wanted to add one other thought but wanted to keep it separate from my first post.

As in the actual second amendment, the virginia clause (thank you Robert for showing us that, I found it educational). also states a reason for the amendment, it is to maintain a militia ready when called, as opposed to a standing army.

That seems important, but those who oppose any gun legislation ignore this aspect of the amendment and the supreme court has told us to ignore it.

So, we are ignoring the actual purpose of the second amendment in order to make it work...I think that in and of itself is problematic with this amendment.

It is simply outdated and no longer works in this third millennium world.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/04/2016 at 5:02 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Seriously Robert, simply stating "The Second Amendment" is not a conversation.

It's not even a complete sentence, let alone a conversation, and that kind of conversation is not helpful at all.

The problem with the second amendment, it is without a doubt the worst worded amendment in the constitution.

No one can define, legally, what an "arms" is.

Plus, the Virginia amendment also states that the reason for this clause is to rafrain from a standing army and use armed citizens as our defense. Can you really imagine that, armed U.S. citizens fighting ISIS, or any other threat we may face, that is a joke.

We will continue to get nowhere fast with this debate, the reason is any time gun legislation is brought up, the second amendment is invoked and the legislation stops. This will continue forever due to the vagueness and ambiguity of the second amendment.

This vagueness and the inability to legislate this issue due to the vagueness of the second amendment really leaves us with two options, the first is to leave the second amendment alone in all it's vagueness and ambiguity and stop attempting any kind of gun safety legislation or repeal and re-write this amendment.

My humble opinion is to repeal and rewrite this amendment to work in the third millennium world.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/04/2016 at 4:56 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

There it is Robert in your own words "TRAINED TO ARMS" Whos training them and how do you prove it in a society with so much gun play and deaths. Thats the conversation that needs played out. The Second amendment period attitude ant getting anything done. It hinders any type of true liberty for honest folk. Got to use some type of reasonable attitude towards the ownership and rights to something people use to hurt so many others.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/03/2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Steve Schriener says "let's have the conversation about guns with committed, responsible gun owners". Okay.
"The Second Amendment". End of conversation. Thank you.

In case you need more: The Second Amendment came from The Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776 "Section 13:That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power."

That was so damn easy, screwing it up will be hard so have yourself a time.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 06/03/2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Gertrud Nuhn; The City does it's best to appear as if it is listening and does what it wants. It seems no level of protest or disagreeing with the City Council or BoCC instigates change to what has already been decided for us.

The City now sends out a PR representative to manage the disgruntled neighbors on projects like the Centennial extension. They will collect concerns that will be given no attention at all. Road work like Fillmore that should have been 3 lanes in each direction, on a ballot 80% of voters agreed to even is allowed to change when the City deems 'it isn't cost effective' rather than build just as the ballot issue described.

Preserve the old north end. Protect the view of residents on the Mesa. Give the Broadmoor property without a maintenance agreement. It is because RICH are protected and the poor neighborhoods have homes taken by eminent domain.

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Posted by TruB on 06/03/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

"I only read the first three words of a post, to get the feel"

It shows, and is painfully indicative of how you obviously treat all written discourse.

While maintaining a stance of such willful ignorance and self-imposed myopia may save you from any tangible cranial exertion, it does you no favors in a forum of ideas such as this thread.

Again, best of luck in the future, as that's obviously all you rely upon when choosing and navigating a path...

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 06/01/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

"Trump will get rid of it and NAFTA"

Are you actually suggesting that Dizzy Donald will be decorating an Oval Office next Jan?

Now THAT'S funny!

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 06/01/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

You realize that most of the uber-rich are self-made, right?

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/26959…

That people advance/decline on the socio-economic ladder all the time, mostly due to what influences they exert upon themselves?

http://www.urban.org/research/publication/…

That our "poor" still enjoy luxuries and creature-comforts unheard of elsewhere?

http://www.forbes.com/sites#/sites/timwors…

Look, if you're dissatisfied with your financial situation, there's only one person who can change it, and taking steps to do so is FAR more pro-active that grousing about the choices, influences and decisions of others.

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 06/01/2016 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Be forewarned, I only read the first three words of a post, to get the feel.

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Posted by onepercentre on 06/01/2016 at 11:49 AM

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