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Re: “Reader: We know where this destructive administration is headed

China's success is the result of President Richard Nixon's foreign policy. He opened up trade with China to drive a wedge between them and the Soviet Union.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/18/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Reader: We know where this destructive administration is headed

I wonder why then Frank has the BLOTUS has gone bankrupt several times - hmmmm.

Because the supporters of the current administration rage in comments about protests I suspect they also understand the power of protest. This power concerns them.

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Posted by TruB on 04/18/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown Partnership makes room for more local food trucks

Let the food trucks park in Acacia Park. They would help activate the park.

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 04/18/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Reader: We know where this destructive administration is headed

Leon Trotsky Lives ?

Socialist/Communist Dogma is dated, you go Bankrupt.

China has overtaken Russia in just 35 years by measuring Performance, NOT Politics.

It Takes a Market !

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Posted by frank1946 on 04/18/2017 at 4:50 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump is only playing to his rich constituency

As a non-rich American, I'd like to express my strong support and best wishes to President Trump.

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Posted by John Howell on 04/17/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown Partnership makes room for more local food trucks

Regulations. Red tape. Bureaucrats and politicians stifling food providers. Fridays - Saturdays - 12 hours. Govt busybody BS! And parking meters belong to the City - not to brick & mortar restaurants - so why do food trucks need to "partner" with them? If food trucks are successful, expect the brick & mortars to put their own food trucks out on the streets. This will be a significant way to "revitalize" downtown. Lots of people don't want to eat at sit-down restaurants. They'd rather grab a quick lunch from a food truck and eat it sitting on a bench or planter provided by the City. Take a lesson from Denver's 16th street mall - close Tejon to vehicles and parking meters and open it to the public and food trucks.

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Posted by curious on 04/17/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Downtown Partnership makes room for more local food trucks

This is awesome. I'm especially looking forward to the food trucks downtown. Austin has a busy downtown street they close down on Friday/Saturday nights and have tons of people, bars, and food trucks gathering. I could see this pushing Tejon in that direction.

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Posted by Matt 2 on 04/17/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Reader: Whose nose is bloodied by climate change?

nice well written letter!! the science deniers and our grabber in chief are set to take us, and the rest of the world, back 20 years. we can't let stupid people make decisions for the rest of us... when profit out weighs the health of our population we are doomed.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/17/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

Skycastle wrote, "...power over the environment, wildlife, education, and health was never given to the feds..."

curious affirmed, "He's right and all those who disagree with him are wrong."

Then, curious, why do you "thank Trump for nominating - and the Republicans for confirming - Betsy De Vos"? Education is one of the powers you, yourself, say is reserved to the states and forbidden to the federal government. Yet, you are okay with the feds interfering with the states to promote your pet projects, "School vouchers, charter schools, and home schooling..."

That is called a double standard.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/16/2017 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Tax resisters see movement grow in Donald Trump's America

Annual war tax protest in Colorado Springs for 2017: https://youtu.be/vv48myBvxz8

Posted by Bill Burns on 04/16/2017 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

"...I, not so brave..."

Don't be so hard on yourself, curious, and don't sell yourself short. You are in this every day and I have never seen you back down. And you are one the few--possibly, the only one here--to consistently admonish anyone engaging in gratuitous name-calling. I say this as someone who is more often in disagreement than agreement with you.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/16/2017 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

"School vouchers, charter schools, and home schooling are the only means of raising up a generation of freedom loving Americans..." who will gleefully sell that freedom we love so much to Vladimir Putin!

I am only a member of the "ignorant citizenry," but maybe some semi-pro Constitutional scholar can explain to us which article allows Russia, or any foreign power, to choose our president for us.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/16/2017 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields planning continues, county pact still alive

As the author of the National Register document that placed NCCP on the National Register in July of 2009 I would refer people to the Federal Regulations governing the delisting of any Federal Historic Place. Sec. 60.15 Removing properties from the National Register. It is a process involving as much scholarship and political effort as the actual listing and is time consuming. NCCP was admitted to the listing under the Criterion Recreation, Entertainment and Conservation 1884-1959. It is reasonable to consider the proposed use for the property is the same regardless of ownership. The rights of the owner of a historical property are also explained, Sec. 60.14 Changes and revisions to properties listed in the National Register. Under this regulation the Federal government allows changes to historical properties including the altering of a boundry of a historic property. This action would require a new submittal for listing. I do not see a benefit to the citizens of Colorado Springs, or to NCCP by depriving it of its remarkable history and the recognition the park deserves. We should remember in light of our recent fire and flood history that living on the edge of a National Register park dramatically increases the amount of funds that come into the area and the speed with which they are transferred. The delisting of any historic property only hurts the citizens of a community and the future generations who can benefit from preserving something that defines who we are as a people.

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Posted by Missye Bonds on 04/15/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Reader: Whose nose is bloodied by climate change?

Foolish statements of a crazy person.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 04/15/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “New downtown Colorado Springs tourism project shot down

We all know right wing nut job anschut and all his developer buddies just want to own this city. Till the people of Colorado Springs learn to not vote for the R on the ballot and look at the person or persons and then vote, maybe the city will survive.

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Posted by Norbert Pirri on 04/15/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

Agree with Skycastle on everything he says about the Constitution. He's right and all those who disagree with him are wrong. The ignorance of the citizenry re the Constitution is the fault of the public govt schools and the socialist teachers who are brainwashing their empty-headed idealistic students, who exit the schools thinking that diversity, racism, equality of outcome, and climate change are the problems needing fixing so that utopia can be achieved.

I thank Trump for nominating - and the Republicans for confirming - Betsy De Vos. School vouchers, charter schools, and home schooling are the only means of raising up a generation of freedom loving Americans.

It is BRAVE of Skycastle to present this opposing viewpoint in the Indy blog, and I, not so brave, applaud him.

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Posted by curious on 04/15/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Choice of lesbian commandant at Air Force Academy stirs debate

Once again the Air Force is it's own worst enemy. Web are now over 800 Fighter Pilots short, with the nmber projected to grow. A standing joke in the Fighter Squadrons is "What is the difference between a Fighter Pilot and a homosexual? A homosexual has a future in the Air Force"

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Posted by baghwan on 04/15/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

Skycastle:

" Why must SCOTUS be right? If they understood the Constitution, why would the justices disagree with each other so often? Why would they ever have 5-4 decisions? "

Seriously...you're embarrassing yourself. SCOTUS is the final arbiter of what is and what is not Constitutional. If you don't accept that (and it's been that way since 1803), you are a traitor your own country and its Constitution. When SCOTUS rules, it is by definition the LAW OF THE LAND.

http://www.history.com/topics/marbury-v-ma…

When you say "think for yourself," what you mean is "reject the government." Sorry. I won't do that.

I disagree with a lot of SCOTUS decisions, particularly as they apply to the 2nd Amendment and campaign financing. While I disagree, I still accept those rulings as the law of the land. That's the country we live in...a nation of laws, not a fantasy nation stuck in the 18th century.

Incidentally, you constantly bring up 5-4 decisions. Those split decisions have EXACTLY the same legal effect as any 9-0 decision. Your assertion that a close decision is suspect on its face is indefensible.

Dissent is routine and protected by the First Amendment. But for those who think we are living under a runaway unconstitutional rogue government, I have one piece of advice. Find a country...any country...that is better.

You can't.

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/15/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields planning continues, county pact still alive

Thank you for reporting this Pam Zubeck and the Independent.

It is just so. Save Cheyenne's appeal has legs and the Broadmoor knows it.

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Posted by Mur on 04/15/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council: Let's take a closer look at campaign finance

Was a new record set by Lathen and Jack for the most amount spent for candidates to lose? For what Colorado Springs Forward is spending, they could be buying up prime ocean-front property in Nebraska.

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Posted by R Wehner on 04/15/2017 at 7:48 AM

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