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Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Here is a good example of someone spouting off opinions as though they were fact. These comments from Donald Spitz are absurdly inaccurate.

"Planned Parenthood murders helpless preborn children. These murderous pigs at Planned Parenthood are babykillers and they reap what they sow.
In this case, Planned Parenthood's selling of aborted baby parts came
back to bite them.
Anyone who supports abortion has the blood of babies on their hands."

So, here are the facts, abortion in this country is legal. It is not murder, that's just a fact of law in the United States. Planned Parenthood is not selling aborted baby parts, these videos have been proven to be edited, they have no credibility and other than these edited videos, there is no evidence that Planned Parenthood is breaking any of the rules they are bound too.

Come on folks, let's grow up and have a factual adult conversation.

Mr. Spitz, if I am incorrect in my facts, please show me where, not your unfactual opinion that you have already stated, and it would be nice if you could write both your opinions and facts in a more adult manner. Calling those who disagree with you as "pigs", is extremely infantile.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 12/21/2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Just attempting to read the dialog between Mr. Faltz and Mr. Smith is a reminder why we cannot get anything done in this country. We talk...we talk and we talk, we offer our opinions and more opinions. We never...ever...ever do the one thing we all need to do and that is listen.

Listen without having to bang the keyboard with an immediate response.

I also noticed that Mr. Faltz always has to end his very opinionated threads with a very sarcastic comment to the writer he is responding too, as tho he is gloating over his incredibly intelligent and mature comment. Don't gloat so much Jeff, really not necessary, and it really is quite infantile.

We all need to stop speaking and listen.
We all need to respect each other and their opinions.
We all need to love one another.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 12/21/2015 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

"John is that not exactly what I wrote?"

No. You wrote, "How can you be intimidated by something you dont see or know is there?" I never said anything about being intimidated by people carrying concealed illegally. I said "concerned". If you do not understand the difference between intimidated and concerned, then this conversation is not going anywhere until you figure it out. GET THAT!

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/21/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

John is that not exactly what I wrote? Again Why would this woman or anyone be "CONCERNED" or my words worry or be intimidated over something they cant see in public? There not because its not in there face. Scaring the public with tales of boggie man hidden guns is not going to get them to accept that your open gun is going to protect them. All they see is a gun they dont know if your a good guy or a bad guy and that scares the hell out of most of them. Case in point a neighbor saw the guy walking down Platte ave. with his rifle and called the police. The dispatcher told him open carry was legal no worries. What happened next? Face it people dont want to or need to see guns carried around willy nilly in public. From a car to your home OK people accept that strapped on in a place of business like a Pawn shop or Uniformed Security people accept that. But at a Grocery store shopping next to some clown in shorts and flip flops with a 9 strapped to his leg scares the hell out of old ladies and children and thats whats going to get your guns taken away. The BS rhetoric about boggie men and tools is not helping your cause at all its hurting it. Now GET THAT.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/21/2015 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Ba wa ha ha ha ha Keep going Jeffey Its apparent what the masses want and its guys like you that going to hand them the gun control they want instead of the people control thats needed. If you would stop pretending your mirror is a window you may see whats going on around you.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/21/2015 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Rocky, we all know what a subservient regressive you are, and for you to anthropormorphise (look it up) a hunk of metal, plastic and/or wood and give it sentient capability underscores your need for more education and basic common-sense.

We all make grammatical mistakes, but when you come here to hector me and project some kind of intellectual superiority, then you contribute something like "Stupid People dont they know there tools when they see them.", you just invite ridicule upon yourself.

You and Elaine are doing a disservice to the dialogue about rational measures to address this problem, and if you continue to do so, the stagnation created lies upon your shoulders.

Wise up; the problem is a slim minority of individuals, not the multitudes of law-abiding citizens who will never be involved in any firearm-related incidents of any kind.

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 12/18/2015 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Naw people are not weary about firearms there just tools even though in Watkins Colorado last week the Swat team was called out and a city block was evacuated because someone thought some guy had a gun at a bar. Turned out to be a mic stand. Stupid People dont they know there tools when they see them.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/17/2015 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Jeff we know what an intellectual egotist you are or pretend to be or maybe you truly believe you are. But if you think for half a second a Gun is equal to a Hammer as a tool and is perceived as such. You really need to further your education. by the way Im human I occasionally spell things wrong or use the words wrong. It do'nt bother me none and it sure as hell ant the worst thing Ive done in the last 60 years.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/17/2015 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

"It makes no since to me"

And with that, Rocky says all he really has to; thanks for making this so incredibly easy...

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 12/17/2015 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

"we have the RIGHT to keep and bear arms but not the right to intimidate people with them"

If you're intimidated by something as simple as someone walking around with a tool in their hands, you need to work on personal growth and forming your ego better.

YOU just got schooled in "Intro to Common-Sense".

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 12/17/2015 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Elaine Brush: I have the responsibility to support the true law of this land, along with the 2nd amendment.
There's two ways to handle the situation of "gun-violence": 1) Open carry in all capacities in the same thinking as Kennesaw, Georgia; 2) Eliminate EVERYTHING that can go bang. That means NO firearms allowed world-wide, including the "Black-Market". Good luck with #2.
Option #3 is making Jesus Christ your Lord/Savior and trusting the Holy Spirit for your protection, which is better than any Kevlar vest ever made.

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Posted by gregaj7 on 12/17/2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Rocky Smith,

I told her she doesn't have a right to not feel intimidated by open carriers. I never said anything about being intimidated by concealed carriers, I said concerned. Two different words: intimidated vs concerned. GET IT?

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/17/2015 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

John you told the lady she shouldnt be intimidated by the guns she sees but should worry over the ones she dont. I stated how when she dont see them or know they are there. GET IT? If gun owners would stop scaring the public they may have a better chance of getting them to agree and might even get to keep there guns without a fight. But as its going the majority of the public are worried and dont trust anyone with a gun strapped to them at the grocery store. Good guy, bad guy how the hell are they supposed to tell all there seeing is a gun. GET IT?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/17/2015 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Rocky Smith,

I never said I was intimidated by them. You are reading things which were not written.

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/17/2015 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Donald, say friend, could you spare some soap...? my hands are dripping. Perhaps you could loan me the stuff you use to wash yours free of all your execration?

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Posted by John Thompson on 12/17/2015 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

John How can you be intimidated by something you dont see or know is there? Concerned with it maybe but if you dont know its there and someone is not showing off with it then your not being intimidated. Are you?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/16/2015 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Once you get up the summit of Pikes Peak, there is really nothing there. The current structure on the summit is just basically a gift shop and snack bar, not really anything different than at any tourist stop. It is just a rail head, a couple dilapidated buildings, and a couple of those chunky tourist binoculars on the observation deck. Everyone I have taken up there was seriously disappointed and said they were more impressed down at Glen Cove.

What is needed is something to capture the imagination. And I am not talking the standard run of the mill walk through museum and audio/video tour. I mean some science experiments showing the effects of altitude and increased UV, some top shelf facilities, etc. Something needs to set it apart from the standard kitschy junk they can get down below -- something that makes going to the top worthwhile.

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/16/2015 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

With all that has been written, I didn’t see one word in the stories about the babies that are murdered by the babykilling abortionists.
Robert Lewis Dear aside, Planned Parenthood murders helpless preborn children. These murderous pigs at Planned Parenthood are babykillers and they reap what they sow.
In this case, Planned Parenthood's selling of aborted baby parts came
back to bite them.
Anyone who supports abortion has the blood of babies on their hands.

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Posted by Donald Spitz on 12/16/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Tom DeLorey, I agree that "The peak is majestic as it is;" however, there is currently a structure that is becoming inadequate. People will continue to visit via the road and the rail. It's hard for me to picture whether the proposed structures would be more visible to us in the Springs, but I DO like that the designs have more focus on the view and less on being a box full of imported tourist junk for sale.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 12/16/2015 at 1:18 PM
Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/16/2015 at 11:03 AM

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