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Re: “He's baa-aack! Mike Miles appointed to charter school board.

Mike is a despicable man. Or at least he was when his disrespectful leadership style hurt many, but most importantly, he left a wonderful, hard working, and perfectly diverse district in worse shape than when he started. His legacy of bullying, deceit and manipulation is still fresh.

The kind of humiliation and defeat he experienced in Dallas, is the kind that brings humility and empathy. I believe in redemption and pull for those who work hard, face the critics and overcome as a better human.

This is my wish for Mike.

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Posted by johntanner on 06/21/2016 at 10:13 PM

Re: “No chance for GOP against Bennet

Please don't compare anyone to Ted Cruz ever again.

Posted by Deane Bobbitt on 06/21/2016 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

Hillary 2016, lets go! Time for Sanders supporters to get behind the Democratic nominee and stop the real enemy, Trump. Sanders ran a good race, but he lost. Any person who cannot see the benefits of Hillary Clinton for president over Trump is probably a Republican racist, just like he is......

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Posted by prairie chix on 06/21/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Manitou has recovered, maybe a little too much

The roads do need fixing, but it's not going to happen during tourist season, unless it starts interfering with business. If these people are moving to Manitou due to the fact that cannabis is legal, just to break the law in another way, then they should have stayed where they were because they're still breaking the law. We need more industry in both the springs and Manitou and fortunately or unfortunately the Cannabis industry is the only game in town. If we want to get these people off the streets the best way to do that is to make it so that they can always find a job with reasonable pay. People that are busy are less likely to get into trouble fact of life.

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Posted by TiredColoradoan on 06/21/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Manitou has recovered, maybe a little too much

Restaurants in fixing but it's not going to happen during tourist season. If these people are moving to Manitou due to the fact that it is legal, just to break the law in another way then they should have stayed where they were because they're still breaking the law. We need more industry in both the springs and Manitou and fortunately or unfortunately the Cannabis industry is the only game in town. If we want to get these people off the streets the best way to do that is to make it so that they can always find a job with reasonable pay. People that are busy are less likely to get into trouble fact of life.

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Posted by TiredColoradoan on 06/21/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Bike to Work Day is tomorrow

Looking forward to this! We had hoped for more information about precisely *where* in University Village, but I'm sure we'll figure it out once we get there.

Posted by Elle Ameno on 06/21/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Mixed blessings

Last Thursday my father died of a massive heart attack. He died due to the teachings of this Christian cult. Wommack ministries is a fraud teaching new age/occult dogma under a Christian umbrella . He bilked my dad out of thousands of dollars on his fraud told him the only thing that he needed to do was pray. Need money?...pray Bad health?...pray everything is pray. He has taken a new age concept THE SECRET and labeled it Christian . My dad had a bit of high blood pressure family had tried to get him to go to the doctor a homeopathic doctor someone anyone because high blood pressure is an easy fix but because Wommack insists that if you are truly faithful God will heal without modern medicine. So now as it stands all of you that take money from this snakeoil for the soul you are taking blood money you help this fraud continue his con and expose your families to it. My dad was 65 he still had a decent life ahead of him. Now because of this Christian cult I have been robbed of my loved one I never again get to hug my dad and tell him I love him my children will miss out on their grandfather. My family has been forever changed . Andrew Wommack helped to kill my father Wommack is a dangerous cult leader only worried about $$$$. Shame on any of you that support this devil!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Wommack killed my dad on 06/21/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “This is livin'

Useful discussion . I was fascinated by the analysis - Does anyone know if my assistant might get a fillable OH ODT IT 3 form to fill out ?

Posted by Elli Fabs on 06/20/2016 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Millennial firebrand Calandra Vargas wants to kick Lamborn to the curb

I reached out to Ms. Vargas' campaign website in an attempt to get clarification on a few inconsistencies on positions I noticed on her website. After two messages and several weeks with no reply I reached out to her via her Facebook page. After pointing out these inconsistencies her reply to me was very defensive and borderline verbally abusive. She accused me of being "closed minded" and being a "woman hater". I then replied to this message letting her know I was a proud Democrat. Therefore by definition I am open minded. So open minded in fact that I was reaching out to her campaign despite her being on the other side. However her response to this was to have one of her cronies attack me (with atrocious spelling and grammar mind you) then block me from her page. Regrettably this proves to me she is no different than any other racist, bigoted and just plain evil Republican. She is shutting down civil discourse on her campaign's Facebook page. What does that tell you about the kind of representative she'd be?

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Posted by Joshua Paez on 06/20/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “UPDATE: FAC releases non-update on alliance with CC

The FAC will have to do something soon - as according to their own IRS filings their operating losses have been increasing substantially every year. Looking for a sugar daddy seems to be their only strategy for survival.

Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/20/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Spraying to begin to combat moth and budworm

What is being sprayed? MSDS info?

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Posted by Eileen Brodie on 06/20/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “$2.5 million in health grants awarded

While I'm ecstatic that they made these donations. Why does it seem impossible for someone to step up and donate clean water for Security-Widefield. Any of those donations could help pay for the filters needed on the wells and keep customers from having to pay increased water bills just to have clean water.

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Posted by Callie Loudenber on 06/20/2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

We will never ever vote for Hillary or Trump. Trump is insane and Hillary is exactly the same as a 1980's republican. I didn't vote for her in 2008, and I won't vote for her now. A vote for Clinton is a vote for a republican. I just can't hold my nose and pull the lever for this woman. Trump...there are no words to describe the insanity that this man represents. Trump and Clinton(s) have been friends for over 30 years. Don't let her false denials sway you...oh yes, they are friends indeed.

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Posted by AccountantInAurora on 06/19/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Submerged

Practical commentary - For my two cents if you need a WV DoR IT-140 , my business used a fillable form here

Posted by Elli Fabs on 06/19/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Finch go to oblivion and back

my husband is a very rich and welding man.will make the money together few month later,he started hooking up with bad friends .on my noted he was having an affair with another woman .the family lawyer call me an asked me if me and my husband had a miss-understanding ,because my husband has change the name writing on the wile.he took
everything we have to the his girlfriend ,meaning that i don't have any share in the family.i was frustrated and discourage.until a friend of my advice me to visit a spell caster so that all my problems will been solve within 48 hours then i contacted the spell caster she introduce to me.dr ogun spellcaster,drogun promise that every thing will been alright.few weeks later my husband came back home ,on his kneels begging,asking me forgive and forget about the past and face the future ahead.right now i am in full control of my husband access.a big thants to dr ogun who bring back my husband .if you have same problem kindly contact dr. ogun in his via

Posted by Mimi Williams on 06/18/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Oh, you fricking hack!! You committed permanent political suicide and now you keep squawking. Why don't you just run for office again and see whether or not you get elected!!

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Posted by Ross Long on 06/18/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “No chance for GOP against Bennet

No mention of Green Party candidate Arn Menconi? For an independent newspaper, you sure seem like a corporate 2 party media outlet here.

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Posted by Jim McFarland on 06/18/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

My name is Kelly, I’m 66 years old, and I would like to share my amazing story with you.

On January 18, 2000, after a severe headache prompted a CAT scan, a 3cm tumor was discovered in the left frontal lobe of my brain. I was 38 years old. My two daughters were ages 15 and 12. Immediate brain surgery was recommended by my surgeon.
However, after further discussion, due to slow growth and no adjacent edema, he felt it would not be negligent to postpone surgery and monitor the tumor every 3 months with an MRI. The tumor remained stable for a little over three years then suddenly grew 25%.

On September 4, 2003, on my husband’s birthday, I had surgery at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. I spent the next day, our 19th wedding anniversary in ICU. The pathology report came back an Oligodendroglioma grade 2. The surgery was an apparent success and neither radiation nor chemotherapy were recommended. However, since it’s unlikely every cancer cell can be detected and removed, and the nature of gliomas are to grow back over time, it was necessary to continue MRI monitoring every 3 months. Living from MRI to MRI had become our “normal”.

All MRI reports remained stable until November 2013 when my quarterly MRI came back showing regrowth of the tumor. My brain surgeon in Los Angeles recommended 4-6 months of chemotherapy, and if that didn't work, another brain surgery to go in and
clean up the regrowth would be considered. He also gave me anti-seizure medication for auras that had started to manifest as
strong unexplainable odors. My doctor described this experience as an olfactory seizure. While researching Charlotte’s Web
cannabis oil as an alternative to the prescribed seizure medicine I also found out that cannabis oil was also showing promise as a cancer treatment and could be an alternative to chemotherapy.

When Jillian came home for Christmas she and my husband, decided it was time for me to make a decision to do something. I wasn't ready to decide anything just yet. I wanted to have Christmas with my family. The day after Christmas I made up my mind to drive out to California to investigate cannabis oil as a treatment. We read articles about successful brain tumor results in Spain and Amsterdam and gathered information wherever we could. We decided to give the cannabis oil a try, especially after we read a paper on a study about the chemotherapy my doctor had recommended. That study suggested patients
with tumors like mine appeared to get better at first with the chemo but then the left over tumor cells would mutate and turn aggressive over time.

After many conversations with my husband we decided to order 90-day cannabis treatment and MM Card was issue. the card was for cancer treatment amazingly, the cannabis oil has helped me with my fibromyalgia pain, joint pain, and chronic headaches. I had this pain for many years and it was getting worse. I literally have no pain now. My blood pressure had been creeping up over the years and was consistently pre-hypertensive, now it’s consistently on the low side of normal. I have not taken any other medication except the cannabis oil, supplements, and good clean healthy food over the last 8 months.

In August, eight months after beginning the cannabis treatment, my MRI was reviewed by a leading Radiologist, my Neuro Oncologist, and my world renowned Brain Surgeon, and it was concluded that all that was remaining of the tumor regrowth was scar tissue. I will have another MRI in December. Because these tumors are chronic and tend to grow back, I will always be living MRI to MRI, but the key word here is that I am living …and in great health with a great immune system.

By eating healthy food and walking every day we both lost a needed 35 lbs. I never experienced the dreaded “munchies” that some get on this medicine.Smoking marijuana is reported to have an appetite stimulating effect. When I built up a tolerance to the THC, even though I was ingesting large amounts, I did not get an intense “high” like what would happen if a person were smoking it. For me, it produced a deep sense of well being.

Since concentrated cannabis oil with a high THC content is necessary to kill tumor cells it concerns me that the main talk in several states is to legalize CBD oil only. That is great news for seizures patients but denies treatment options for cancer
patients, plus THC has so many other health benefits that shouldn’t be ignored.

The evidence is rapidly stacking up on the healing properties of the Marijuana plant. I’m excited for the future of Medical Marijuana and I feel a strong responsibility to spread this information. I hear so many misconceptions about this amazing
medicinal plant that I feel i need to tell my story to anyone who is interested and my prayer is that it will be received with an open mind and a compassionate heart. you can contact Phoenix Tears via email: or reach the team on Facebook page

Many Blessings to All

Posted by Kelly Smith on 06/18/2016 at 3:04 AM

Re: “UPDATE: "Mama grizzly" Palin chooses Glenn in Senate race

The Indy is going to ge even madder when Glenn and Trump get elected.

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Posted by Kipper Doug on 06/17/2016 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Though Bernie's campaign looks busted, local delegates are still with him

I believe Bernie is a man who has the heart and consciousness of a woman. Hillary has lived in the shadow of man power for so long it is difficult for her to understand the perspectives Bernie represents and is so passionate about: The poor woman and man begging on the street, the senior citizen on Social Security who must continue working until they die, the single mom working two and three jobs to barely get by, the person who uses the Emergency Room as their doctor because in 2016 they still are without insurance. Bernie has emerged from the ashes as a Phoenix. He holds the promise of a transformed Nation! One where each individual matters. One where there is no 'class' difference. One where we are all truly equal!

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Posted by Gail Black on 06/17/2016 at 10:47 AM

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