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Re: “Winners from Tuesday night's Pikes Peak Arts Council awards

Would have loved to see a picture of ALL those who received/accepted awards.

Posted by Cheryl Lough Potman on 10/05/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Moms take on the NRA and win some battles

Spot on, John Howell.

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Posted by Odin on 10/05/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Moms take on the NRA and win some battles

"says the group is not anti-gun but does advocate for "common sense gun laws." "

Yeah, that is what they all say. That is the mantra of Michael "32 Oz"/"Colorado Springs doesn't have paved roads" Bloomberg's groups Everytown and MAIG, of the Brady Camp (formerly Handgun Control Incorporated, formerly National Council to Control Handguns) which was part of the National Coalition to Ban Handguns (now Coalition to Stop Gun Violence), of Americans for Responsible Solutions, and others. If you truly believe them, I have a metric Crescent wrench I'll sell you.

"Common sense" means different things to different people and is a "poisoning the well" ploy to paint anyone who disagrees as not having any sense. To some people, banning guns is common sense. To others, banning handguns is common sense. To others, banning so called "assault weapons" is common sense. To yet others, exercising concealed carry or open carry is common sense, or owning multiple firearms including handguns and "assault weapons" is common sense.

"The first ensures all gun buyers pass a background check — whether buying from a licensed gun dealer, a private citizen or a gun show. "

A law which actually makes very little sense.

"The second states that domestic abusers cannot own guns, even if a state classifies domestic abuse as a misdemeanor instead of a felony,"

Which is actually redundant with previously existing federal law and therefore makes no actual sense. They have been working to pass a law to make something that is already illegal, illegal.

"The group also takes credit for defeating some 200 "bad laws" in states, including those that would allow guns on college campuses or in K-12 schools."

Again, what they consider a "bad law" is actually considered by many to be a "good law".

"Colorado passed a package of gun control laws in 2013, including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition magazines. "

Both of which were great examples of actual bad laws.

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Posted by Odin on 10/05/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “After 19 years behind bars, Shaka Senghor crafts change, inside and out

murderers should be executed

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Posted by apathetic on 10/05/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Lifetime state parks pass for seniors

I'm not a 'lucky old fart!' I'm a 72 year old senior. I've done my duty to God and Country my whole life. Now I'm a 'lucky old fart' because you want to charge me $175.00 for a lifetime parks pass that even the Federal Government provides to seniors for free.

Who is the idiot who prepared this pathetic 'public service announcement?'

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Posted by luckyoldfart on 10/05/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “New homeless camp is a first in self-governance

There are a bunch of tents set up along the Midland Trail, just past Chestnut Street, that are a bit scary to ride by. I was waiting to either be jumped or run over a hypodermic needle - that's just the impression given by the disarray of this "camping" site. The camp that was mowed down along the creek just before America the Beautiful Park still has a ton of trash and clothing/sleeping bags strewn about. I've always thought the HOT guys did a good job, but the slant of this story makes me think differently.

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Posted by MargRita Williams on 10/05/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Council to take on hardship exemptions, MMJ possible for PTSD

As a combat veteran who has studied the research done by Israel over the past 4 decades and self-medicated (illegally until I came back to CO) I understand a bit about how the CB1 receptors function and how cannabinoids act as a buffer to lessen the effect on the synapses. That said, I would hate to imagine my life without the ability to soften some of the ongoing symptoms of PTSD that was exacerbated by mTBIs suffered from muzzle blasts of countless rounds of outgoing artillery. The prognosis without CBDs and MMJ would be bleak indeed, with my condition degrading to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a condition that won't even be diagnosable until my autopsy is performed - not looking forward to that, personally.

The archaic, misdirected machinations of the DEA, FDA and USDA have engineered an about face on CBD derived from the hemp plant - that innocuous member of the cannabis family that, by international definition, contains less than .3% THC. This is a direct play by the FDA and Big Pharma and not without a little help from the MMJ industry heavyweights to keep affordable CBD out of edibles because they have declared it an "adulterant". This, too, is why elections matter!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/05/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Phil Keaggy traces his evolution from guitar god to true believer

I love the song true believers , I've been a fan for several decades .
Keep up the good work.
Nice article

Posted by Michele Clark Burge on 10/05/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Moms take on the NRA and win some battles

Gee whiz, John...that was kind of snarky, don't you think? Why in the world would they want to do that? The concept of universal background checks might actually do some good - and open carry in Georgia that allows open carry in bars, of all places, a law that was strongly supported by your NRA buddies might even do a better job of thinning the ranks.

I'm a gun owner, a lifelong hunter, a combat veteran and a good citizen. I support the MDA!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/05/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Moms take on the NRA and win some battles

Many thanks to these "moms" for reminding Americans to renew their NRA memberships and to include an extra contribution.

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Posted by John Howell on 10/05/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Helen Collins on A-71, Trump's taxes, Manitou parking, and more

Many people pick up after their pets, packing out the bag on the way back from their hike. Unfortunately, some folks think their work is done once the stuff is bagged. Poop in a bag is twice as bad as poop on a trail. And: poop in a bag tied to a tree is just the worst! Seeing that one time was weird. Seeing that more than once makes me think that some people are just nuts. Finally, don't toss those bags down a hillside; that does not make them disappear. Pack it out.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 10/05/2016 at 5:12 AM

Re: “Police commander collects severance pay, even as the city throws him a retirement party

Great article! The purpose of Howard's deal, as stated in the severance agreement, is "to amicably and completely resolve any and all matters" between the city and Howard, although those "matters" aren't explained. By the way, my children wanted HUD-51000 some time ago and were informed of a great service with a searchable forms database . If you require HUD-51000 too , here's "".

Posted by Kasandra Jeffcoat on 10/04/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Chieftain apologizes for "lapse in judgment"

And calling people names just tells me you didn't do well in middle school...

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Chieftain apologizes for "lapse in judgment"

We have descended into the WWE/Larry the Cable Guy lowest common denominator muck. Gitter done!

I agree with asawatcher completely. As I posted some time ago, my grandmother taught me that good manners didn't cost anything and made you look good. I say it again. If we were all polite there would be fewer problems.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Council to take on hardship exemptions, MMJ possible for PTSD

THis is why all elections matter

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Posted by marge on 10/04/2016 at 4:45 PM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

As an aside, those of you out there that are drawing military retirement and benefit from Tri-Care - do you really think you have a dog in this hunt other than your personal wish to not have to pay more to help "the least among us" because you've "served your country" and have no further obligation to the community?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Lawsuits take aim at chemical giants over poisoned drinking water

Dang - for once I agree, at least in part. The Federal Government should be the target of these lawsuits. Admiral Elmo Zumwalt approved the use of 2,4,5,D (Agent Orange) in the Vietnam War. His son, a Swift Boat captain in the Navy came home after having been exposed and died a few short years later. Was that karma calling, or was that the most horrific way one could learn of a horrible error in judgement that happened because of insufficient research on the contaminant...or was it just plain ol' Government doesn't give a crap activity? I know that Admiral Zumwalt felt the pain personally, but as far as there being any real assumption of responsibility...well, corporate America doesn't work that way. And neither does the USAF.

I totally agree that the suits will not go very far, but it doesn't mean that they don't have standing. Please proceed, folks, and hopefully the light of day involving the complicity of the Government and the chemical companies will be exposed.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 3:55 PM
Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Our local leadership monoculture

Tannim, if you think Gary Johnson has a snowball's chance in hell of being elected - wait - I already said that! Apparently it didn't take. Trump is a thug, he hangs out with thugs, he answers to thugs and splitting the vote would make it possible for that thug to win. No freakin' way!

In a state that already has its share of stoners Johnson proved one more time in Denver that he was right at home. No offense meant - I partake as well...but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't elect me to office and I'm usually pretty lucid. Johnson isn't.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 1:16 PM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

I've been communicating with the ColoradoCarYES folks and am completely satisfied with the answers. Of course the big insurance carriers don't like it - they've been skimming off the premiums and denying coverage for years (like back to 1973) and they sure as hell don't want to lose that plum. Think of that 30% slush fund for a minute or two and figure out how doctors and nurses are hurt by potentially being paid more for their services. I was assured that I would be able to continue to see the doctors I currently see and that the system would not be a Medicare/Medicaid duplicate. No wonder all the big guns are out and firing at this amazing concept of paying doctors more and not limiting care. Big Pharma has to be getting nervous, too.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/04/2016 at 1:06 PM

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