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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Your Turn

Re: “Pedestrian Access Act: An ill-advised and unjust law

why isn't the ADA All over this b.s.? I have a spine injury, severe, which causes my back to compress severely after standing or walking twenty minutes. I often have to sit or kneel, bending over a bit to relieve the pressure on my lower spine so that I can continue to walk a little, even then I waddle more than walk upright. I was harshly thrown off a sidewalk in downtown Denver awhile waiting for my daughter who was in H&M and was treated like I was some terrorist. My crime, I'm an old crippled woman. Needless to say, I have Never spent a dime ever again in downtown Denver, which has similar laws. I want to sue, still, to thus day. I want to know why cities think they have the right to Discriminate against the disabled? Many homeless elderly I saw downtown were crippled like me, there is no excuse for this NAZI treatment. What the hell do we pay taxes for, for ADA who does nothing. These laws are unconstitutional.

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Posted by Siberia Gippius on 03/03/2016 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Opinion: This land is our land

I was bemused by this article in the Colorado Springs Independent about the proposed land swap between the city and the Broadmoor. The author's argument is that it HAS to be a bad deal for the city, since the Broadmoor wants it. In fact, when a free trade is made, both of the traders come away better off. Exchange actually creates wealth, as a simple exercise conducted in many basic economics classes shows.

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Posted by Russell Josephson on 02/22/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Opinion: This land is our land

After reading Strawberry fields......the Broadmoor and City swap sites I suggest the following:

Let's see how badly the Broadmoor wants Strawberry fields.
1) The Broadmoor has 371 acres they don't want right? The city should offer to take it off their hands for, let's say, $11.00. If memory serve from my law class, this constitutes a legal transaction. The Broadmoor takes a tax deduction on the loss of the land and reduces their property tax bill.
2) The citizens against this want to keep the land, right, in the public domain. The Broadmoor wants 8-9 acres for a stable. Simple solution is to carve out the 8-9 acres from the 190 acres of Strawberry fields and lease the 8-9 acres to the Broadmoor for 5 years. If the stable becomes viable financially for the Broadmoor then the lease can be re-newed for another length of time as determined by council. If the stable is un-profitable for the Broadmoor, the Broadmoor site clears the structures and returns the land to its natural state.

The city leasing park land to private individuals is perfectly legal per the city charter. Everybody wins. The Broadmoor gets their stable, Strawberry fields remains in the public domain, and the Broadmoor unloads 371 acres of useless land which becomes useful to the citizens..

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 02/19/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Opinion: This land is our land

Environmental impacts are of concern. Thank you for sharing! Please consider signing the petition and contacting city council.

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Posted by Sienna on 02/18/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Defending Planned Parenthood

religious freaks want sharia law in the US. the geezerette is part of this religious freak cult who has no problem deceiving their ignorant sheep. a fertilized egg is not a child!! if you want to keep a child safe push for the arrest of all the pedophile priests!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 09/01/2015 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Defending Planned Parenthood

The participants in this hoax and the politicians who tried to use it to defund planned parenthood should be prosecuted. I am glad there are people in government who recognize the importance of planned parenthood. The gazette's history of allowing special opinion columns that only match their political agenda sickens many in this town.

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Posted by TruB on 09/01/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

Rev Carter- Searching for a sermon topic for Sunday? Check out the video on the page linked here:

I'd love to contribute a few bucks towards Harley parts for this lady.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 08/21/2015 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

Very funny Reverend Carter.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/29/2015 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

Hey PacksA9! My penis extension is bigger than yours.

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Posted by PacksARocketLauncher on 07/29/2015 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

American lives matter! Right on Ohio Rep Bill Patmon! (He's a Democrat, by the way)
Rev Carter, you could learn a thing or two from this righteous patriot.

“You hear a lot of demonstrations across the country now about ‘Black Lives Matter. Well they skipped one place. They should be in front of Planned Parenthood.”

“You say, ‘Well, you’re kind of strident, aren’t you?’ I say, ‘No, not when 5,499 abortions are in Cuyahoga County, which I happen to represent, and 63 percent of them are black women,’” Patmon continued.

“It is my business, especially when 17 million of them are black women, 17 million – more than any other population – 17 million that look and act and talk …similar to myself, but even more than that, they’re Americans, and they’re human beings,” Patmon said.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/28/2015 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

A black man pulled a sharp object, a knife or possibly a razor, and stabbed another man on the NYC subway over an argument about a seat.

Rev Carter - Is this what you mean by chickens roosting?

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/28/2015 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

Rev Carter says "The very history of African Americans in America is shaped by terrorist acts of violence, rape and torture mostly by people not of color"

K- Rev Carter claimed most violence against blacks is caused by the 'not of color' people. That means whites. And note he said 'most'. His op-ed is here precisely to push this statistically false narrative.

Rev Carter also said "this violence will visit the homes of the just as well as the unjust. In Bible language, we are perhaps "reaping what we have sown."

I never said racism was a factor in the property crime or the murder. Nor did I say that The Rev's op-ed caused a black man to murder white Carrie Jean Melvin. You keep inventing things that aren't said. Voices in your head perhaps?

The inconvenient fact you cannot dispute is that white Carrie Jean Melvin was murdered in cold blood by a black man. I put Carrie Jean Melvin in the 'just' category. My question to the Rev, based on HIS words, still stands. Did Ms Melvin reap what she sowed?

Please, please try to stay on topic.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/27/2015 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

Ohio cops hunt 70 black juveniles in late night "Mob And Rob" of Circle K store. Any comment Rev?

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/27/2015 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

"My question remains: Did Carrie Jean Melvin reap what she sowed?" Excuse me, but you still have not established that this murder was motivated by racism.

"It takes a warped sense of proportion to equate non-injury property crimes with cold-blooded murder." You balk at calling the "property crimes" acts of racism, without real evidence, but you have no such qualms at labeling the "cold-blooded murder" an act of racism without any evidence. I was merely highlighting your "warped sense of proportion."

Furthermore, you have presented no evidence that the murderer was motivated by this article by Rev. Carter, or by anything ever said or written by Rev. Carter, or by any other article published in the Independent, which is your main objection.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/27/2015 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

Yes, I am aware of Robert Byrd and I call him a racist sleazebag. Is that enough righteous indignation for you or would you like some more? You seem to be laboring under the misapprehension that I am a mindless cheerleader for the Democratic Party, as you are for the Republican Party. Once again you are stereotyping me.

For a century after the end of the Civil War, the South was called the solid South, because the White population so despised Abraham Lincoln and his party they refused to vote for anyone but a Democrat. This all changed after President Lyndon Johnson, also a Democrat, got the civil rights act passed. Johnson predicted this action would cost Democrats the allegiance of the South, but he went ahead because it was the right thing to do. Richard Nixon was the first Republican to capitalize on events by adopting what he called his "Southern strategy," which consisted of pandering to the racists who felt betrayed by the Democrats.

This is why it is essential to promote and protect the right of all American citizens to assemble and demonstrate for a redress of their grievances, because neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party can be counted on to stand up for us.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/27/2015 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

K - It takes a warped sense of proportion to equate non-injury property crimes with cold-blooded murder.

Each of the church burning bullet points in my original post were quotes from the CNN story I linked. They were not my words, nor did I ever use the phony progressive construct 'hate crime' in my own opinion or comments.

But Rev Carter did blame whites for hate-driven violence. What I did was point out his race baiting hypocrisy and dishonesty.

My question remains: Did Carrie Jean Melvin reap what she sowed?

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/27/2015 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

K- Diversion seems to be your only discussion tactic. No one in their right mind, regardless of race, supports the Democrat-founded KKK. But that's not the topic.

In his op-ed, Rev Carter misrepresented the facts. He made veiled racist threats. He IGNORES the horrendous state of the inner-city black condition caused by Democrat policy and his brothers in race hustling.

Black lives matter you say? What about my NYC statistic?

That's the topic at hand. Focus man, focus.

Since you brought up the Klan, did you know Robert Byrd, Democrat US Senator from WV was the longest serving Senator (50+ yrs) ever until his death in 2010. He was a member and recruiter for the KKK. This Democrat continued using the n-word in public until a few years before his death. I await your high and mighty outrage at this.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/25/2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

"While it looks like arson, fire investigators have not seen evidence that hate was a motivation for the crime..." While shooting a young woman with a shotgun looks like murder, no evidence has been presented to show hate was a motivation for the crime.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2015 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports:

Columbia County, FL
Thomas Jordan Driver, 25; David Elliot Moran, 47; and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, all of whom were members of the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, were arrested in an alleged conspiracy to kill a former black inmate. All of the men were either current or former employees of the Florida Department of Corrections.

Reported: 04/01/2015

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Let's rise above violence

A 31 yr old black man was arrested Friday in connection with the slaying of a young white woman who was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood earlier this month. The murderer walked up behind them, aimed a shotgun at her head and pulled the trigger.

Did Carrie Jean Melvin reap what she sowed?

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Posted by PacksA9 on 07/25/2015 at 12:16 PM

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