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Re: “Green Party presidential hopeful comes to Colorado

Update. There are now only 8,611 registered Greens in Colorado. As of yesterday I changed my registration from Green to Democratic. I can no longer in, good conscience, support divisive crackpots who call America's first black president an "Uncle Tom." So please, count me out.

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Posted by Heywood on 08/20/2016 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

You are not one. Nor is any other human being. Do you recognize ultimate truth or is everything relative to you?

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Posted by dad96 on 08/20/2016 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Bible removed from desk at Peterson AFB

Rose White it is opened to Philippians 2:16.

The rule seems open for interpretation and not very cut and dry. I think that saying the presence of a book is sending a message is over the top however I have worked places where the contents of a cube area were reduced to allowing a family photo to reduce the chances of someone being offended.

I think that people are over sensitive and a person who is feeling offended also has to have tolerance to others beliefs. Especially when they are not preaching or proselytizing. Once command said they would look into the issue it should have been done swiftly and settled. I don't necessarily like that Mr. Weinstein can't work quietly with the the base personnel. I also think those commenting as being pro bible haven't been very polite in voicing their disapproval that a bible may not belong on a Military office.

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Posted by TruB on 08/20/2016 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Who Gives a Scrap diverts nearly 22 tons of arts & crafts supplies from the landfill

This is an outstanding business idea! These ladies deserve this positive recognition! Thank you, Independent, for making our city aware of another way to recycle!

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Posted by Nancy Masterson Reinking on 08/20/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

But there are so many of us quite content with being a mammal.

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Posted by Staci6 on 08/20/2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

Staci6, We are not, nor have we ever been animals. We were created in the image of God; fully what we are today biologically speaking. Call it what you will as far as intolerance or whatever. The point is, there is and absolute right and wrong as well as absolute truth and untruth whether you choose to "Tolerate" it or not. I am sorry that you have been convinced by the ignorance of Darwinism which happens to be the tool that has helped destroy what is good and decent in the world. I hope that some day you and others who have bought into that nonsense can read and accept the truth presented in the bible and learn what a loving and gracious God he is and the peace that comes from having a personal relationship with him. If you're honest with yourself, you know there is an empty spot within your soul and nothing on this earth will satisfy it. No material thing, money, possessions, sexual relations etc. We were created with this void that can only be filled with our loving creator. Once you're honest with yourself, in the quietness of your own thoughts, you will know what I'm saying about something always being missing in your life. I pray that you accept his love and forgiveness someday for your sake. I truly mean this when I say that I wish God's blessings for you and for the other people who have not realized this ultimate truth.

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Posted by dad96 on 08/20/2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

As nasty and intolerant as these comments get when religion is involved really illuminates the point that the human animal is a deuterostome!

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Posted by Staci6 on 08/20/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Low-cost tiny homes could help alleviate the housing shortage

A low cost tiny home still needs a high cost developed lot with electric, gas, water, and sewer taps. That makes the whole unit still too expensive.

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Posted by billd on 08/20/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “If voters approve, could ColoradoCare really pay for itself? It's complicated

Two points:

1. Although it's noble to provide healthcare for all, I don't think just one state could do that. Consider how many sick people from other states would move here if Colorado unilaterally provided health care. To make it work it would have to be done at the National level, i.e. Medicare for all.

2. It does nothing to attack the high cost of health care. To do that we would need to increase the supply of doctors, e.g. make medical school tuition free for qualified students. That won't happen at the state level.

Posted by billd on 08/20/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

"But if from thence though shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul... (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) He will not fosake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He aware unto them."

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Posted by LordJC on 08/20/2016 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

Having a Bible on one's desk is no different than having pictures of one's family displayed in public view. We have allowed the growing spoiled-brat, anti-American element, or "squeaky wheel" if you will, to get their way by whining and shouting out their ridiculous demands to a weak and politically-correct leadership not well-grounded in their commitment to preserve and defend these great American principles and values when they come under attack from those who have never understood what it means to be a true American! Sentence might be a little too long, but you get the picture!!!

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Posted by Outraged Patriot on 08/20/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Lt. Gen. Johnson stays put at Air Force Academy

Way to go "happyfew". You have learned your robotic Obama talking points very well. Keep up the good work, and maybe you will "earn" your 72 virgins when you go to your happy Muslim hunting ground. Somewhere down below, isn't it???

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Posted by Outraged Patriot on 08/20/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display


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Posted by LordJC on 08/20/2016 at 10:33 AM

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

I am not sure about keeping my daughter at PPP where he is now the new CEO!! My 14 year old flourished last year skipping the last 3 semesters of 8th grade, straight A's maybe 1 B and going straight into 9th grade..passed her summer course of 9th grade biology with a 92% only to start 10th grade on Tuesday with rude & military style of staff!!! Kids, even high schooler have to raise their hands to be excused from the table, escorts to the bathroom & no drinking water when walking through the school!! I mean come on!!! My daughter is not a problem child or is she disruptive in class, but when she comes home in tears something is wrong!!! I am very disappointed in myself for not paying more attention to who is coming into our school districts! I take pride in my child's academics, but I will not stand by and have my child treated in this way....hell have no fury like a mother being pissed off at the way her child is being treated!!!!!

Posted by Michelle Duran on 08/20/2016 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

Lord Jesus I pray for the safety of All men and women. I pray that you change their hearts to follow you. Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. "Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again." Thank you GOD

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Posted by Deborah Morillo on 08/20/2016 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

America used to be great back then when most folks used to read the Bible. But take a look at the demoralization and corruption in which our beloved Country is found today. Even fighting someone else's wars, and getting more and more in debt by the minute.
Separation of church and state? What a muck! Some atheist proposed it and Christians did nothing to rebut their created argument, and as a result just to name two of so many demonic decisions, abortion and same sex marriage are more protected than any believer who wants read his or her Bible, like in this case.
Our history was rewritten. God's name stricken out of it along with all the miracles that took place during the formation of our Country, that were recorded in our national history.
Prayer in the Name of Jesus prohibited but instead, condoms distributed as a replacement of the Ten commandments were it says, "Thou shall not commit adultery"
The depraving of our society and the many wrong things we, as a nation find ourselves doing is just to sickening to mention. No wonder why so many people are preparing for an economic collapse!!

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Posted by IronWood on 08/20/2016 at 1:37 AM

Re: “If voters approve, could ColoradoCare really pay for itself? It's complicated

This plan has a very worthy goal but I don't think the economics are there. But what could sell me on it is how many rednecks would move back to texas if this passed?

Posted by Jamison Brown on 08/20/2016 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

It is correct that separation of church and state was meant to protect people from government enforced religion ( like England had so many years ago, and the reason a lot of people fled to this country ). Whether you admit it or not, you hold to one religious belief or another which controls your thought process. Even if your belief is in atheism or you claim to be agnostic, you are believing in something, which Yes, is a religion. People worship everything under the sun ( and sometimes the sun too ) unknowingly perhaps, but do it just the same. There is no getting away from it no matter how hard that you try. There is one TRUE GOD, The God of the holy bible, and everything and everyone else is a false god that you end up pushing onto others every day yourself. The god of tolerance and acceptance of anything and everything is just one example. Wake up folks, do you think this and other countries are getting better or worse? Why do you think that is? I'll tell you; it is because we are getting further away from the one true GOD. Maybe you folks who have a problem with the bible should read it instead of sitting there worshiping yourself. You don't even know what you are hating. You will die at some point as well. Where would you like to spend eternity? You might want to think about that and possibly take advice from the good book to accept the FREE, LOVING, gift of GOD, through the Lord Jesus Christ. He paid FULL price for YOUR sins; past, present and future by his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead and ascending back into heaven. It is historical fact folks. You cannot deny the life and times of Jesus and still be holding to the truth. Do not judge God or the bible exclusively on the imperfections of your Christian neighbor, coworker or such. We should be continually trying to be better and will be to some extent, but we are sinful and in need of a savior just as you are. The ONLY difference is that we have been given forgiveness from our sins, by being given the opportunity to accept the gift because Jesus so freely paid the price. Reading the bible and accepting this gift will change your life for the better. Truly read it and see. There is nothing bad in there. Would you give your life for the forgiveness of people who hated you like Jesus did ( that includes all of us at some point in our life and a lot of you right now)? Would you let your son or daughter be beaten and die for the people who hate you in order to pay the penalty of sin so that they may be forgiven? That is true love folks. How can you not love God after that? God did not come into the world to judge you, but to save you. Remember that.

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Posted by dad96 on 08/19/2016 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Memorial lease, feeding hungry kids, ColoradoCare, and more

hey the article does not take into account that once colorado care passes.... the business wont need extra insurance. (minus the 7% cost) ((( Colorado Care cost is 10% total, 6.5% paid by the employer and 3.5% paid by the he saves 1%. he wont have to fire anyone hes just blowing smoke.))) The fact he pays 20% above normal might have something to do with his losses i mean lets be real here huh? Colorado care is a good idea.

here's the portion about costs in the amendment.

(CHI estimates ColoradoCare would bring in $36 billion in its first year and cover 4.4 million people. It would be run by a board of directors and would likely go into effect in 2019, after a preliminary period during which it would charge a tax of .09 percent. When running, it would be funded mainly by a 10 percent income tax, two-thirds paid by employers, one-third paid by employees. The self-employed would pay the full 10 percent tax.)

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 08/19/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Explosives, junk contribute to Vista Grande neighborhood tensions

@ Cait Stella-

"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?"

Are you seriously justifying the use of Meth??? While I may be misinterpreting what you are writing, I seriously hope you are not referring to this like the legalization of marijuana or the widespread use of alcohol? Have you not seen the before and after pictures of someone on meth, it is a much more harmful substance.

And while we are talking about that, he has done much more than just put a substance in his body, he has chosen to destroy that house and allow people of all sorts in that are engaged in illegal activities (i.e. making pipe bombs). You may sit there and cry the woe is me card and call this a victim less crime, but what about the property values in the neighborhood??? A house like that can bring down values and scare away potential buyers, thus losing the residents thousands of dollars when they do try and sell their home.

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Posted by firefan458 on 08/19/2016 at 5:01 PM

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