At the same time this umm, Christian is complaining about a bible being placed on a majors desk. The current occupant of the W.H. is advising supervisors of D.H.L.S. or some other meaningless department, to give some extra leeway to Muslims as they celebrate their holiday of rahmadon. Due to the fact that they may be tired from fasting and praying for 5 hours. So they will want to take a nap. So, is that not favoring a particular religion? I'm confused on how that's okay but Do Not Display your bible at your personal desk. Such politically correct BS!!!
To Tom McMinn ... Disagree. Removing the bible display means the Major's subordinates don't have to worry they won't get good assignments or promotions because they don't follow the Major's particular religious practices. It is a logical fallacy to say not establishing a religion is tantamount to establishing atheism.
Separation of Church and State means that the State will stay out of the business of Religion, not the other way around. The term came from Thomas Jefferson, and is not in any of the official documents of the founding of our country. The intent of the writers of the bill of rights was to assure the State never adopted an approved religion, not to limit those involved with the state from practicing their own religion. To remove this bible is tantamount to making the State Religion Atheism...
Conservative Christians are just too RELIGIOUS!!! When I was in a Pentecostal ministry as a missionary in the '80s, we were told that when we were at work we were to honor our employer and do the best work we could as our witness of Christ in our lives. Since when do Christians feel it is there right to bring their religion to work??? I just don't get it when it is very clear in Ephesians not to do this because you are being paid to work not witness.
I was disappointed when Brandi Williams lost to Keith King last election- I'd like to see her back on council. We need new faces and new thoughts on all levels
Stop picking on Robert Lewis Dear? Yeah, because when he shot and killed multiple people "for the babies" (WTF!?) he really proved himself to be a functioning and well-respected member of our community and thus, we really shouldn't make a biug deal out of his human hunting.
This city is certifiably insane. You will protest the establishment of a second methadone clinic because "dangerous criminals congregate there" and refuse to offer a needle exchange or even view those with substance dependencies as human beings... And yet you bemoan the media's coverage of a man that literally and purposefully took the lives of others!
Do you not understand that his mother is caring for him? By providing housing and, I would imagine, taking care of most of his bills. I love how you claim he's a threat to the public when the only truly dangerous activity at the home was never and never will be tied to his own actions, since the suspect readily took credit for the explosives.
"An addict with multiple warrants", yeah, all for what? In sum, just because he lives a lifestyle that those around him don't approve of since it isn't exactly like theirs. All he's really done is choose to put a substance in his body that our government has made illegal while allowing for the wide scale consumption of other substances with nearly identical effects and chemical structure. How do you not see the hypocrisy there?
I'll tell you why. Because you think of him as an addict instead of a human being. Maybe if society actually acknowledged the humanity of people struggling with substance dependency and didn't constantly drive home the " fact" that we are dirty, diseased, evil criminals that care for no one but themselves, maybe we would be more able to move past that dilemma in our lives and see our own value enough to get healthy.
But nah, just keep on treating us as subhuman "eyesores" and getting pissed when we can't see our own human value. Keep trying to prevent the establishment of resources like methadone clinics and needle exchanges while supporting laws that push those of us unfortunate enough to come into unfavorable contact with law enforcement back into the cycle of poverty and addiction where it's pretty much impossible to get out of the system.
Because it's working out so well as we speak.
Right here folks, El Paso county's small minded ignorance at its finest.
My sentiments exactly! Well done...great read.
WHat THE FUCK?? No no no no way you pedopiles ..My mother was sexually abused as a child and she is VERY VERY damaged from it ...these victims have to live with the fucking consequences for the Rest of their lives !!!! Get a therapist or you will burn in Hell!
We are currently being screwed and we all know it. ColoradoCare potentially gives us, as individuals supporting this economy, the opportunity to save a lot of money on health care. I don't know about you but for $1500+ a month for a family of 4, making just enough to not qualify for government assistance, that is way too much money. On top of that, a 10k max out of pocket on individual and a 15k on family. INSANE SINCE WE PAY OVER 18K A YEAR ON PREMIUMS - not to mention co-pays and prescriptions. We don't even come close to using 18K in medical services. Privatization of health care is NOT universal/socialized healthcare. Its called stickin' it to the people. Stick it to us at the liquor store or the dispensary if necessary. Also, I just want to point out that those who do make so little income that they qualify for government subsidies actually end end up paying for it out of their tax returns. What is the saying... if it isn't broke, don't fix it? Well this system is BROKEN - so why not try something new. At least this is a step in the right direction. Love and light, friends, love and light.
Tannim, those who disagree with you are not idiots, are not brain damaged and probably don't have cooties.
The name calling is beneath you, how about keeping the conversation and our debates respectful.
I would like to remind my friend LibertyForAll that President Obama had democratic majorities in both chambers for the first two years of his presidency. Hardly "..much of BO"s term", more like 25% of his term, if my math and facts are correct.
During those first two years, much was going on and much was accomplished. Remember, we were in a financial collapse like none of us alive have seen in this country. By the third quarter of his first term June 2008, we were out of the recession, yes, it was a slow recovery, but the recovery had started. This was in large part due to the economic recovery bill past by the Democratic held congress. They also passed the Affordable Care Act during that time. Those we both huge accomplishments, regardless whether you supported either of those bills, as I am sure none of you Springs conservatives do, doesn't matter they were still accomplishments, meaning they did something to try and make things better for the people.
The accomplishments ceased and the "do nothing" congress began in 2010, when the Republicans took over the house and has continued even when they got both houses in 2014.
So, most of President Obama's term in office has been with a "do nothing" divided government, like 75% of his term in office, if my math and facts are correct.
What is the lesson learned from this....
If you want our Government to work for the people again, elect Hillary Clinton as president and give her a Democratic controlled congress and it will no longer be more of the same. Shit will get done!
Also.....VOTE IN THE MID-TERMS :)
ColoradoCare is our chance to remedy the cruel, expensive way we currently pay for our healthcare through the big insurance companies.
The ColoradoCare plan that will be on the November ballot will:
- cover every Coloradan, with no deductibles
- allow every Coloradan to freely choose their doctor
- be a plan designed, owned and controlled by the citizens of Colorado
- paid for by a simple payroll tax just like Medicare
- eliminate waste, profits and politics from our healthcare
- cover 96% of the costs you incur for healthcare
- break the connection between your employer and your healthcare
If these things scare you, see a psychiatrist. If you want secure healthcare that isn't controlled by the big insurance companies, learn more about ColoradoCare and vote for it in November.
Eeek ! Watch Out ! That bible's gonna bite you ! It's Freedom of Religion not freedom from Religion.
People: gov't imposed (i.e. mandatory, not voluntary) health-care has been a disaster from inception to it's current state of flawed implementation.
Can you show in the Constitution where the Feds can force the citizenry to purchase a private good, service or commodity under penalty-of-law? Is such regulation really their function, and why would you invest them with that kind of power?
They can't keep the USPS solvent, but you'd entrust them with a sixth of the economy?
This house of collapsing cards was built on lies--guess who uttered this whopper? ""If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."--and required support of the "stupid" (the administation's term, not mine) to pass and enact it.
Time to dismantle it all and get back to individuals *gasp* making their own decisions and choices.
What people are getting wrong here, is the academy is not getting you ready to serve. It's getting you ready to lead. Big difference, they are making the future officers of the air force. It's going to be the hardest thing you do in your life. If you can't cut it, they weed you out because you would be jeopardizing those you are responsible for. It's the same reason us army ranger school is basically mandatory for infantry officers. They want to find the people who don't have the skillset, or internal Constitution to be able to prevail no matter what the circumstances are. Is it fair? Probably not, but then again, neither is war, and that's the purpose behind the service academies.
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So the kind of screwing we are currently getting is one that we DO want? How ridiculous is that?
You should get your facts straight. Since retirement income is exempted from the tax up to a point over the amount that most seniors will see, most will likely pay NO tax. Small businesses that are currently providing health insurance for their employees will see savings, not increased costs. Others will see healthier employees and likely less turnover.
We only have two choices in November. We can vote YES on 69, or we can continue the current system which is a total disaster.
Our current healthcare insurance system is broken and if you've had a serious illness or injury in your family you know how brutally it treats you even if you have insurance.
It's time to stop throwing chili suppers and bake sales to help out our relatives, friends and neighbors who get clobbered by medical bills. We need a serious healthcare system that covers every Coloradan all the time. ColoradoCare would eliminate the waste, profits and politics from healthcare. The savings would be enough to cover every Coloradan with top quality healthcare, and no deductibles.
Don't go on just crossing your fingers, hoping your health will be good. You owe it to yourself and your fellow Coloradans to learn more about ColoradoCare, volunteer, donate and vote for it in the November election. www.ColoradoCare.org
Tannin - even the exceptionally good ones? Had a bad court experience have you? Done some time have you? Got a brain have you?
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