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Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

Peg Rooney down in Penrose is "up to date" about bald eagles in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota! Peg, did you read about this or were you on the scene? Are you an advocate for gun control posing as something else? The "tells" are all there. California has been banning lead little by little and of course Feinstein comes from California. She is the leader of firearms bans and confiscation. You may fool some people but the camel's nose is in California's tent, soon the whole camel will be unless others wise up to the malarkey people such as you spew.
Start with the bald eagle. How quaint but obviously the attention getter. Our "nation's national symbol" you report from the Department of Redundancy Department. "our national symbol" would suffice, the extra "nation" is you trying to grab attention. You did not say that "birds" are being poisoned. Crows and magpies will peck at gut piles a little but birds are just like everything else carnivorous in that gut piles are not a favorite.
Your story starts to smell like a week old gut pile when unwittingly you have hunters missing vital organs for quick kills as most of us achieve and instead you have gut shot deer everywhere! Let's add in your stupid bald eagle gulping down anything including bullets with yummy deer feces and undigested stomach contents. Really now, who is buying this tripe? (pun intended)
You do not like hunters and you do not like firearms, you are the camel trying to get your nose in the tent. Waving the flag is a nice touch but nobody is saluting the one you have raised. California already pulled this trick but they used the super-rare extremely stupid condor. Californians bought into it because they are just as gullible as fish, suckers. Coloradans are not. Nice try. At least you did not start your letter with the "I am a hunter" that anti's do so often.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 07/31/2014 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

“The Israelis must realize they are killing their blood brothers..." who are responsible for disseminating more anti-Semitic lies and propaganda than the Nazis. Last week I posted this link:…

Apparently, no one bothered to check it out, as there were no comments on it. So, I will take the time to give a short description.

It is a short video, 3 minutes and 20 seconds long, of Iranian university professor Hasan Bolkhari delivering a lecture on how Walt Disney created the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry after World War II in order to improve the image of Jews. Particularly touching are the shots of serious students diligently taking notes.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/30/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

Ms. Trigg, the responses to Ms. Yenne and the Durlands have been overwhelmingly dismissive of their stances and supportive of Israelis and their right to defend themselves, and why aren't you commenting here and not on that site?

“The Israelis must realize they are killing their blood brothers, who follow a different faith but share a common heritage and a common dream of better lives for themselves and for their children” – Substitute “Palestinians” for Israelis, then please explain the difference.

When Israel withdrew from Gaza in ’05, the Palestinians could have chosen any type of government and who would represent them. They chose Hamas, who, instead of being concerned with the suffering of the populace and establishing a valid bureaucracy, began importing and smuggling weaponry and building tunnels from which to launch attacks, and now civilians are paying the ultimate price for these actions.

Three questions: Who instigated this round of hostilities? What do you think is a proper Israeli response to the onslaughts (by air and tunnel) they’re facing? What resolution(s) would you propose to end the conflict, both temporarily and permanently?

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/30/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

Peg Rooney,

These studies of lead poisoning have often been called into question. There are also many things these studies do not address.

Let's take for example a "gut pile" of a deer:

Was the deer shot with A) A cast lead bullet from a rifle? B) Solid lead buckshot from a shotgun? C) Lead slug from a shotgun? D) Jacketed rifle bullet with a copper jacket and lead core? E) Solid lead projectiles from "black-powder" muzzle-loaders? The study does not appear to address this.

It may be that D), which is one of the most common deer hunting projectiles in many states is not a big problem. States like Illinois (one of the states in the study) which restrict deer hunting to shotguns and muzzle-loaders may be the bigger issue since these use primarily solid lead projectiles.

And while there are so-called "green" projectiles, they tend to have a lot of problems and usually are found in rifle loads, which states like Illinois do not allow for deer hunting. The problems in going "green" is in finding a material that is as soft and malleable as lead while also having a similar density and melting point. There just are not that many alternatives out there. Copper, for example, is less dense, much harder, much less malleable, and has a greatly higher melting point.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/30/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

According to Stacy, "it's just reading the teleprompter and look pretty reading what your corporate masters tell you, kinda like Obama." So Obama's "corporate masters" are behind the sluggish rebound of the economy. Must be because they hate to sell their products and make money. Those are the same "corporate masters" who are pushing for more regulations to hamstring their own operations, because they care more for the health and safety of the community than their own profits. Not to mention the richest of all "corporate masters," the Koch brothers, are solidly behind Obama, one hundred percent.

For all the humorless reactionaries out there, let me explain that what I wrote above is called sarcasm. Look it up. Face it, there is no one more confused than a right-wing ideologue.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Funny though the Elephant also will follow blindly behind the lead Elephant where The Donkey is stubborn enough to question where its going. Thats all that needs be said.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/25/2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

The humble jackass, by its hard labor, helped build the West.

By the way, did you get the joke?--that a piece of ass is sexier than a piece of elephant?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 10:24 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

The GOP is represented by the elephant; the largest land mammal, known for intelligence, loyalty and a familial disposition. The Democrats are represented by an ass? 'Nuff said.

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Just saw a relevant bumper sticker. It bears the logo of the Democratic Party donkey, and says, "Democrats are sexy. Who ever heard of a nice piece of elephant?"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Hey Brien, I grew up in LA and I'll tell you, women on hispanic stations have always looked like that. I'll take the girls on telemundo or univision any day. They get it, it's just reading the teleprompter and look pretty reading what your corporate masters tell you, kinda like Obama. They leave politics out of news opposed to here where only leftists can get a job. That's why their anchors look like Sofia Vergara and ours look like Martha Raddatz, or Skeletor with a blonde wig, I get the two confused. Face it, nothing more homely than a leftist woman.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 07/23/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Aaron Mendel's letter displayed a stunning, fundamental ignorance and astounded this one citizen--does anyone really want to climb the smokestack of a plant that processed cyanide and other profoundly toxic chemicals?

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Posted by concernedcitizen80806 on 07/22/2014 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Letters

To Kimberly"s post; It's truly amazing how people use religion as an excuse to act and say whatever they want under the shield of the moral "high ground" provided by religion. When people selectively interpret the Bible as a justification for their views, it baffles my mind that they don't realize how ridiculous it is to select the parts of the Bible that they like, while choosing to overlook the parts they do not like. While at the same time, acting in a way they see as validated because their opinion is sanctioned by God.

Posted by Randy on 07/18/2014 at 4:05 PM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

To question the difference between a civilian combatant and a military combatant sure as heck dont justify killing those boys on the beach. Even Israel said that was a huge mistake. Its foolish to even try to justify it that way. I have no dog in that fight what so ever Ive never been there I dont have any family there and as far as I know dont intend to. But I do question who is Israels enemy. Now what some label me as Liberal is my thought of as to why. For all the strides the Human race has made. Why are we still killing each other? Ideas and Money is the only thing I see as the answer and thats a shame.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/18/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

Excellent points Rocky. Since the Palestinian terrorists--I'll not mince words here--have no formal military structure or training, they must resort to guerrilla tactics, and sadly, bring harm and death upon innocent civilians as they push their agenda--i.e. extermination of Israel and all Jews (helluva display of theological tolerance, no?). Israel is certainly worthy of condemnation for their atrocities--the killing of the kids on the beach is inexcusable--but to suggest that blame can be placed on only one combatant in this scenario is ridiculous and transparent; and may both sides employ reason and calmer heads in the days ahead...

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/17/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

Such fanciful logic “prairie”, too bad none of it passes the common-sense test. You claim this is not a “fair-fight”. Quite true, and if you’re out-manned, outgunned and outmaneuvered, engagement may not be a wise choice, and if you still choose to do so, esp. when you’re targeting civilians while hiding amidst your own, then the consequences may be quite severe and potentially “lethal” (I fixed one of your misspellings; the rest I leave to you). Simply put, the Palestinians have chosen--freely and repeatedly—to fire missiles into Israel, and they do so in a haphazard and imprecise fashion from locations surrounded by their own innocent populace; so when the Israeli military (they actually have a formal one, not loosely grouped jihadists like Hamas and the PLO) locates the targets, are they supposed to use lesser weapons to even things out and level the playing field? If the Israelis hadn't developed such a potent fighting force, they would have been exterminated long ago, and the higher death toll is because Israel uses better, more precise weapons utilized by an actual Army, so the Palestinians can either cease with hostilities, or pay the price through advanced Israeli retributive capabilities (i.e. it sucks to have a rock when your opponent drives a tank) and while it’s certainly your prerogative to pledge allegiance to those war-mongers (I fixed another, you’re welcome) it is increasingly indefensible.

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/17/2014 at 4:09 PM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

“Ethnic cleansing”? “Basic human rights”? “Slow genocide”? Thy name is Palestine. Jimi, the three Israeli settlers aren’t missing; they were murdered in cold blood, and whether it was by Hamas, the PLO or another fringe element doesn’t make them any less dead. I find the retributive killing of the young Palestinian boy to be equally abhorrent, and it’s this perpetual cycle of revenge that will keep both sides mired in this conflict for the foreseeable future, but those who committed that deed have been arrested and will be punished; has something similar occurred to those who murdered the three young Israelis?

“Hamas is not using civilians as human shields”. Preposterous, and a simple Google search using that verbatim phrase will provide ample, unbiased evidence of this.

Israel is like a geographical postage-stamp on a basketball-court of land mass whose inhabitants want nothing less than the full extermination of the Jewish people, and had they the resources and technology (i.e. military might) to invade, they would have tried to drive the Jews into the sea. Are you suggesting Israeli’s would do likewise? Do they have designs of expansion into any/all Muslim territories with an overt, implicit genocidal goal? They simply wish to be left alone, but when faced with the threat of constant, unbridled aggression, have no option but to retaliate. The biggest question: if a nuclear option existed for some Muslim leaders--specifically, Ahmadinejad--and other theological regimes, would they not exercise it? Yet Israel has feasibly posessed this option for years; if they’re truly “terrorists” why have they chosen not to exercise it?

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/17/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

An Iranian professor explains the problem:…

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/17/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

Prolly not a popular stance right now but some things have me curious. Ill agree Israel has gone nuts in the past. But does Gaza have a standing Military? Is it there Military or civilian militants firing into Israel? From what I hear there Governed by a democratic elected Civilian Militant organization. So it brings up the question. How would you target Military if they dont have any and its the civilians firing at you? Who would you be targeting? Like Afghanistan pretty hard to know the difference. Damn shame its women and kids getting the worst of it and it needs to stop.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/17/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

Jeff, if Netanyahu's ridiculous rationalizations make sense to you, go for it. But it is pretty obvious to the world who is dropping the bombs and who is being killed..... the death toll says all one needs to know. Maybe you Israel supporters need to get Hamas more lethel weapons next time so there can be some Israeli casualties, then you can bomb them to Smithereens like you want to.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/17/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “A Yobel experience, summer meals for kids, GMOs, and more

Excellent letter, Grace Yenne, you have said all that needs to be said. This bombing of Gaza is little more than murder by the Israeli army since Gaza is not a military installation and it is not a fair fight. Israel and their zionist supporters try to claim that they left Gaza, but the fact is that the people are not free to come and go. Israel controls 3/4 of the perimiter and has very strict regulations on what and who can enter and exit. Egypt controls the one international border. I am ashamed that our president and Sec. of State Kerry have not spoken out against this one-sided massacre, and I hold the US responsible since they fund Israel to buy all these bombs and planes. Pres. Obama, you have blood on your hands, too, along with the Israeli war-mongerers.

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/17/2014 at 9:49 AM

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