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Comment Archives: stories: News: Noted

Re: “Noted: AFA religion battle continues

Ender, don't hold your breath waiting for an answer -- or objectivity, for that matter. Ms. Zubeck may as well be a paid member of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's staff ... if she isn't already.

Posted by Phoenix Blue on 05/12/2011 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Noted: AFA religion battle continues

battle at AFA. The Academy just opened a site for wiccans and druids, according to the Chieftan. Why isn't this covered in the Independent?

Posted by Blaisdell on 05/07/2011 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Noted: AFA religion battle continues

Battle continues at AFA? True MRFF is still at war with the Academy and Ms Zubeck and the Independent appear to have become MRFF's mouth piece. But what battle? Perhaps in the mind of Mr Weinstein there is a battle. This from a man that demands the world conform to his world-view and yet can't convince the courts to do so.

I'm looking for all the reasonable, substantiated facts -- evidence of battle. How does the Academy's dedication of a Pagan outdoor chapel on 4 May fit into MRFF's Christian Dominionist conspiracy theory of world domination? See http://www.krdo.com/news/27768240/detail.h….

What does Ms Zubeck and the Independent’s lack of comment on the dedication say about their journalistic integrity? What does MRFF’s lack of comment say of its integrity as a civil rights organization? At least the ACLU sent a representative to see for themselves.

Posted by Ender on 05/06/2011 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Noted: $17.3 million city surplus

TFBR, I dont need to quit for there to be room for you to get hired by the City and enjoy all the so called "great pay and benifits". Just apply to the Police Department as a Police Officer like I did many years ago. Or is it possible that when I applied and finally got hired after several attempts that you were employed somewhere that was thriving and you were making considerably more money plus profit sharing, etc etc. Meanwhile I was happy, as a I am now to have a decent paying job but just like private employees I have to pay more for everything without the benifit of bonuses and the like to have stashed away for a rainy day. We all have choices in life TFBR, I chose one course and you chose another. If the economy was different and you were still employeed then maybe you and I would have a different outlook. As it stands I picked a career years ago in something I knew had a measure of security without a potential of getting big bonuses or profit sharing but thought I would at least be valued as an employee.
The truth is many people dont want, or dont qualify for a job in my profession and that is ok but there are opportunities out there. I recently saw an opening with utilities for an engineer. Why not apply for that. All I am saying is shouldn't quality employees rate somewhere higher on the list of priorities than turning on some streetlights that pretty much no one even noticed were off??
I would like to think so but I'm sure many people that are upset that I still have a job and tell me to quit would rather have some lights on. I'm pretty sure even if every employee with the Police Department quit it wouldn't solve the cities problem since they would have to hire someone to go out and take care of the problems in the city.
I'm sure someone will complain that all the police do is write tickets but that is very short sighted. We do plenty besides write tickets. Just check our homicide clearance rates and you will find it is one of the best in the country. Thats because we have quality employees that really care about doing a great job for the victims despite the city making streetlights more important than the employees.
TFBR I dont know you or what kind of person you are. Im sure you are a good decent person just trying to make a difference but I do know it takes a special kind of person to do the work I do. Not just anyone can come off the street and do my job. I have years of experience and training and enjoy using it so I can help people that have been victimized. I dont do it for the money otherwise I would have quit years ago and worked for the defense making a lot more money. It would just be nice to be appreciated a little bit more than a street light.

Posted by reasoning citizen on 04/18/2011 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Noted: Voter registration available until Monday

If this indictment is any indication, I have a feeling it's only the beginning of finding out what Mr. Bruce does in his sleazy, self-propelled life.

Posted by parkview1649 on 04/18/2011 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Noted: Voter registration available until Monday

Douglas Bruce Indicted...Is Anyone Suprised?

Assume nothing. Years of working as a journalist, then in administrative law, taught me well to follow that two word admonition heard throughout my training years for both profession. So.....

When rumblings kept coming our way re. how corrupt Doug Bruce is, a friend and I decided to 'assume nothing', and actually give the guy a test. Seeing one of his 'slum lord' units was for rent, first I called and spoke with him, and asked appropriate questions, including what he wanted for rent.

Twenty minutes later my friend called from her phone, and early in the conversation told Bruce that she was receiving aid from the local Housing Authority. And, guess what - the price on the same unit I'd just received a quote from Bruce on, jumped up considerably in rent cost when he heard housing assistance was coming to my friend.

Greed and power addiction is certainly not a new staph infection. And what's the only cure, either nationally or locally? Investigation and prosecution, also know as following the rule of law. Go, grand jury, go! Wish that the current administration's Dept. of Justice would follow your example, and go after Cheney, et.al..

Posted by Rita Walpole Ague on 04/15/2011 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Noted: Indy Give! surpasses goals

It's a shame that the category which garnered the most donations was "the environment" when Colorado is adding children to the poverty rolls faster than any other state in the US. According to Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (a very "green" org by the way), "Between 2000 and 2009 the number of children living in poverty in Colorado more than doubled, rising faster than any other state in the nation." For more information, please see http://www.coloradokids.org/facts/kids_cou…

Until people realize that human potential is the best investment and our most precious resource, our environment will never be healthy.

Posted by MRoach on 04/11/2011 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Noted: $17.3 million city surplus

I also want to question the statement of a surplus when we as a City are over 1 Billion dollars behind in repairing our current infrastructure alone! There is not surplus in the Budget at all for we have taken from one line item in the budget for years to pay for the Salaries and benefits of the employees on the other!

Posted by TFBR on 03/27/2011 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Noted: $17.3 million city surplus

And how many PEOPLE are unemployed in this City reasoning citizen as you are crying for more? We have no income, no healthcare and the cost of living is increasing at an alarming rate! I'M TIRED OF HEARING FROM CITY EMPLOYEES "OH POOR LITTLE OLD ME"! QUIT YOUR JOB, I'LL BE GLAD TO TAKE IT AND FOR LESS!

Posted by TFBR on 03/27/2011 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Noted: $17.3 million city surplus

White Rabbit, dont get me wrong I am thankful to have a job. The difference is at least in the private sector when times are good there is much more potential to make a considerable amount more. With the city we may or may not see any increase. The last raise I have seen was 1% split up .5% at the beginning of the year and the other .5% in July but as I said it has been years since I have seen that. If I was able to retire right now which I cant I would pay around $1000 for health insurance for me and my spouse each month. Im not in a manager position and at retirement will be looking at around $2000 a month which is pretty comporable to what I would get with Social Security if I paid into that system. Then pay my health insurance and I'm down to $1000 a month. I dont pay into it anymore but pay into PERA. I have paid into S.S. when I was younger but do not have enough credits to collect so that money basically went for others. My main point is why does the city want to waste money on things that we found we can do without, ie street lights and trash cans.

Posted by reasoning citizen on 03/25/2011 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Noted: $17.3 million city surplus

Welcome to our world in the private sector reasoning citizen...We got no raises, we did get pay cuts. We have to pay more for our insurance, and the public employees have been getting a break on insurance for years. That doesn't even touch all those who lost their jobs.

How about the city take care of the tax paying citizens!

Posted by WhiteRabbit on 03/25/2011 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Noted: $17.3 million city surplus

As a city employee having not seen a raise in years, paying more in health insurance, with the cost of living increases how about helping out the employees. Why is the city going to waste money turning back on street lights that obviously didnt cause mass crime increases as some tried to say it would. Why put trash cans back in the parks? Obviously citizens carried their own trash out as I didnt notice large piles of trash in the parks I frequent on occasion. I understand fixing potholes but the mayor is missing the point. How about taking care of the city's biggest asset, the employees instaed of returning unnecessary services. We also lost 24 hours of vacation last year, how about returning that? Yeah I didnt think so even though it doesnt actually cost the city money. That was a numbers game to make the city council and mayor look good not actually saving the city money. It seems employees are always last around here.

Posted by reasoning citizen on 03/25/2011 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Noted: Nuclear plant debated


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Re: “Noted: Still no help for inactive voters

This is a comment we received from Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation regarding the visit of Ret. Gen. Patrick Gamble to the Air Force Academy:

"The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) declares Gamble's "window-dressing survey team" as absolutely DOA; Dead On Arrival. Why? Because if this is not a genuine INVESTIGATION conducted by totally impartial, outside, aggressive and experienced investigators, especially given the egregious severity and historical numbers of Constitutional religious violations at the Air Force Academy, then this event never had a pulse of life to begin with. Further, the Pentagon has already stated that the marching orders for Gamble and his team of three fellow travelers is to ONLY take a "subjective look at the overall climate at USAFA relating to FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION". Sadly, THAT myopic analysis is the very CORE of the fundamentalist Christian abusive disgrace at USAFA. The First Amendment has TWO clauses relating to religious freedom; the aforementioned Free Exercise Clause and "that other clause"; the one USAFA brutally and viciously violates with arrogant impunity, the No Establishment Clause. USAFA's train-wreck, long history of Constitutionally-violative religious oppression has ALWAYS sprung from it's blatant violations of the No Establishment Clause and NOT the Free Exercise Clause. The Air Force and Gamble are intent on barking up the putrescent, wrong tree. One must ask why? It is clear that neither Pentagon leadership nor Gamble and his small retinue of apparent rubber stampers have the slightest scintilla or even bare nuance of a clue as to the enormity of magnitude of the salient difference between these two seminal First Amendment clauses and how that makes ALL the difference at USAFA. Is this malfeasance or misfeasance? Does it even matter? It has been said that any sufficiently advanced incompetence is completely indistinguishable from malice. Ergo, MRFF pronounces the Gamble "assessment visit" as fatally flawed before it even arrives to inevitably confirm how superbly USAFA is following the Constitution on matters of religious freedom.Thus, without these imperative assurances that BOTH clauses of the First Amendment will be assiduously analyzed, MRFF will not produce a single of its 222 USAFA clients for Gamble's toothlessly flawed "survey team" to speak with!" Shame, shame on the Air Force yet once again."

Posted by Pam Zubeck on 03/10/2011 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Noted: DEA outlaws Spice

When will we learn that drug prohibition is absolutely futile especially in the case of k2 herb products? Not all of this k2 incense stuff is illegal. For instance, http://www.k2incense.org offers several products that are completely legal in all of the United States and even beyond. They are constantly reformulating it to get around these bans so people will continue to legally buy k2 products and I guess the big dogs will continue to waste money on chasing it down.

Posted by ashbash584 on 03/07/2011 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Noted: Weiss registers the Sun

Tancredo is all opportunist. He screwed the Reps and now turns his back on the ACP, expecting the Reps to take him back? That should be the end of his political career. No worries though .. I'm sure FOX News will find a place for him.

Posted by Zen on 01/23/2011 at 1:33 AM

Re: “Noted: Weiss registers the Sun

RE: Lamborn unsure on seating.... how about a seat in the little boy's room, since he isn't worth a .....

Posted by OldCrank on 01/20/2011 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Noted: Glenn looking for public input for the county

Tom Tancredo is opposed ILLEGAl IMMIGRATION. Your article states "opposition to immigration". There is a difference between immigration and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

Posted by GiGi on 01/06/2011 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Noted: News from the state races

??? It's SDS, not SDI.

Your writing is impossible to understand.

Posted by 80923 on 11/05/2010 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Noted: News from the state races


SDI pipeline for the Big Play acrage. The original ranch was about 11000 a. Mobile Oil subsidiary bought up surrounding land and pasted it to 23,000 a. (same Mobile that ranked hotels for business aminities).
The water pipepline finance costs for $2.8 billion (2.8 x 1000 million) will now be increased upon the extended completion date of 2016 ? How much is the actual footage
to this genius award? How does this compare to latest Interstate footage construction cost? Do you now assume that the Reservoir level and the withdrawal allotment allowed will be as it is now for full pipe capacity use out to theoretic payback? Do you
now expect a population will exist that will qualify for Baning-Lewis mortage, sufficient number of contracts to cover water-demand = pipeline payback? Ecetera ?

SDI is a centralized dedicated scheme. Not flexible distribution. Not ready to perform.
Not meaningful for new industry. Not meaningful for smart transport.

Posted by yyy on 11/05/2010 at 8:02 PM

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