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Re: “Nor'wood negotiates to buy government land southwest of downtown

It would save us all a lot of time if we disband City government altogether and just build Jenkins an office to direct his plans for the use City assets and revenue to benefit him and his company. Why participate in the charade that we have people representing us?

Posted by Joel C. Miller on 03/29/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Local masseuse uses cannabis oil to ease clients' pains

My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer that spread from his brain into the lungs and liver. he became so ill that it tired him out to do the smallest task; to walk across a room would take great effort and all his breath away. I was unable to bear his situation anymore and i begin to ask questions about cancer in my neighborhood and work place, above all i was praying that God should send healing to my husband and take the sorrow away from my family, one faithful evening my neighbor who recently moved to the neighborhood came to me that she heard that i have been asking question about cancer and told me about Jenny Kim hemp oil and how it cured her 9 years breast cancer. She gave me her email (medicalcannabisoil0@gmail.com). It was a great joy that day and hes my husband life saving angel, i ordered the oil and i received it that week and followed his instructions and gave my husband the hemp oil. To God be the glory my husband is totally cancer free and he is healthy and strong now, after which he reported that he could breath well, was not experiencing any pains and felt the good cells in his body. four days later our family doctor, Benson, reported there were no signs of him having any trouble breathing or problems with physical tasks and cancer; Thank you lord, my husband is much alive with the help of Gods servant Jenny. my husband is now able to breathe fully and deeply. His doctor reportedly says his liver is cancer free. That he does not seems to have a small amount of cancer in his liver and lungs again. The doctor is amazed at the effectiveness of the hemp oil. my husband and I believe the major changes in his body. Of course we do not deny the important role of dieting . my husband story is an ideal example of how hemp oil healing miracles often have in the body.) We Thank Jenny Kim for his miraculous hemp oil treatment. contact her via Email; medicalcannabisoil0@gmail.com

Posted by Vruiz on 03/29/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

Skycastle:

"So why put your trust in them? Try thinking for yourself instead."

Why put your trust in them? How about because SCOTUS is a co-equal branch of the government created by the Founding Fathers in the CONSTITUTION.

Your eagerness to dismiss SCOTUS reveals your contempt for everything in the Constitution that doesn't make you happy. It's not a buffet where you can pick and choose. It's the CONSTITUTION, and you don't get to reject SCOTUS and then say you're just following the Constitution.

"Bill, you don't need a law degree to understand the basics of the Constitution. "

Actually, it appears that the law degree would be very useful for you, since you think your opinion is right and SCOTUS is wrong. You got that backwards.

Posted by Bill W. on 03/29/2017 at 6:00 AM

Re: “A message to city voters: Rise above the negativity

" - - -we could be looking at turnouts as low as 15 percent in District 4 and only in the 35 percent range for the other closely contested district races."

On the date Mr. Routon posted this article ( 6 days from the election) the overall rate of return of ballots (voter turnout) was at 18.47%.

What do you feel is the impact of negative advertising on local elections? A five minute grass roots survey. You can also check the current voter turnout for your city council district - Thank you.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Negat…

Posted by Staci6 on 03/29/2017 at 2:11 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

"supreme court justices often disagree with each other, and 5-4 decisions are common." But Skycastle always knows what is correct without even having (or appreciating) the benefit of a law degree. If you don't believe it, just ask him.

"So why put your trust in them?" Undermining the judiciary! Your Russian handlers must be very proud!

"Try thinking for yourself instead." Good advice coming, as it does, from a bot! If we cannot even trust the Supreme Court, we certainly cannot trust you.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/28/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Roll Up egg rolls hit and miss

Hi, Kayla! Thanks for your readership. I'm glad you've had good experiences with this food truck I found the service here to be pleasant and helpful as well.
This review comes from our Dine & Dash section every week, we run three short reviews of old favorites or smaller new players in the Springs food scene. In the past, we've run all three as a single web feature, but with the roll-out of our new website, we've decided to give each Dine & Dash review its own space, for reader convenience. That said, each Dine & Dash review is still only around 150 words, so we have to pack a lot of information into very little space.
Hope that gives you a little more info on why it's written the way it is. Thanks again for reading the Indy!

Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 03/28/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

Bill, you don't need a law degree to understand the basics of the Constitution. One basic is limited federal power. The Constitution was designed to limit power to the federal government by giving it only certain, specified duties, listed in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, and the only way to legally give additional powers to the federal government is by Constitutional Amendment.

Do you disagree?
If you disagree, can you explain what the 10th Amendment means?

BTW - supreme court justices often disagree with each other, and 5-4 decisions are common. So why put your trust in them? Try thinking for yourself instead.

Posted by Skycastle on 03/28/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Local masseuse uses cannabis oil to ease clients' pains

I was dumbfounded when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. I couldnt believe that at age 44, after lifelong vigilance about my health and steadfastly showing up for regular mammograms and sonograms, I not only had cancer, but it had metastasized throughout my bones. I had bought into the battle cry for early detection and tried to practice it. How could this be?
Pain in my hand, neck and back, not a lump in my breast, got me to the hospital for an MRI. By the time my cancer was detected, the horse was out of the barn and surgery to remove it was no longer an option. Not wanting to travel, I was lucky to be able to take treatment at a clinic on Long Island near my home. Being ER and PR positive, at their direction I had my ovaries removed to reduce the estrogen in my body. I began an aromatase inhibitor to slow the progression of the disease and medication to reduce or delay bone damage from the cancer.

Its been a rough road and along the way I have tried to expand my options by exploring ways to supplement my traditional medical treatments, because i have been told about cannabis oil and how it has save many life. i order the oil via email: healthycannabisoil@gmail.com and it was delivered over to me and i can tell the world that i am now a cancer survivor.

Posted by Donald Doely on 03/28/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Families of children with disabilities face a new challenge — Medicaid cutbacks

I know these comments were posted years ago but does anyone know if anything has changed? I'm currently watching a 18 month old severely disabled child who can't do anything for herself and probably never will. I feed her every 2 hours and each feeding takes 30 to 45 minutes because of swallowing and sucking issues. She also cries about 2 hours a day no matter how I try to soothe her! I recently found out her mom became a parent CNA to get paid to take care of her but definitely isn't passing it to me when I watch her. I watch her 25 to 30 hours a week for $3.75 an hour! My question is - does anyone know how much a parent CNA makes per hour in Colorado and what the guidelines are for how many hours per week/day you can get paid?

Posted by suebugd6 on 03/28/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Southeast Colorado Springs seeing tiny turnout in city election

I still have to think that one of the greatest threats to our democracy is apathy. We talk (at least nationally) about voter suppression but then see low turnout.

Posted by Michael Lindenbusch on 03/28/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

"Do you ever stop to ask what neurological and long term health damage is done by not having a natural puberty? I mean, really wondered why our body has puberty, what it does for our brains? How we work out the world through these years?"

Trans youth who receive puberty blockers and then begin hormone replacement therapy still go through puberty, they just get the opportunity to go through the correct puberty for their gender identity. The JAACAP article cited above provides peer-reviewed, scientific evidence that youth who receive hormone blockers and go through puberty according to their gender identity grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. The neurological and long term health damage of forcing trans people to go through the wrong puberty has been well-documented.

"Have you read about the crisis in Haiti caused by puberty blockers? The crumbling bones, the anxiety and the heart troubles."

Do you have a source for this? I wasn't able to find anything Haiti-specific. Anything that affects hormones can lead to medical complications, including osteoporosis, mental health problems, and other physical side effects. Trans youth who receive puberty blockers and later hormone replacement therapy are monitored by medical professionals. Blood tests are administered regularly to anyone receiving hormone replacement therapy to ensure they do not suffer any adverse side effects. The health care received by trans youth in the US is not comparable to what may have happened in Haiti.

"When men get prostate cancer in their sixties the side effects from hormones blockers kill them before the cancer, when men take hormones to prevent hair loss some get such chronic fatigue that they commit suicide."

You can't make a comparison between testosterone blockers used to treat hair loss in cis men and hormone replacement therapy administered to trans people. It's completely different. Male-to-female trans people medically lower their testosterone and then replace that hormone with estrogen. The replacement of hormones prevents the chronic fatigue and depression caused by low testosterone. People being treated for hair loss simply lower their testosterone. The monitoring for trans people and cis men being treated for hair loss are two completely different and unrelated things.

"And Cambridge University research shows that most gender non conforming kids, those that you perceive as trans, are simply lesbians or homosexual. They surveyed 5000 homosexual teens."

Again, which Cambridge study? This is the same thinking used by Ken Zucker, mentioned above, who was fired by the Canadian mental health services for his reparative therapy practices. Current research, the JAACAP article cited above, shows kids who transition are happier and healthier. Sexual orientation and gender identity are also completely separate. This line of reasoning doesn't take into consideration people who transition and become homosexuals, i.e. trans women who are attracted to women, trans men who are attracted to men. Being trans is not an attempt to escape the stigma of homosexuality.

"Come on now placing this health damage on kids is nonsense and pretty disgusting, rendering your child infertile because they say they're the opposite sex is abuse."

Forcing kids to deny their identity and conform to their gender assigned at birth is also abuse. Previously you stated trans people are just trying to escape their homosexuality and now you are concerned about their fertility? In my experience fertility is not usually a pressing concern for homosexual couples. Fertility issues are a legitimate concern for trans people considering medical transition, but there are options available to them. Also, trans youth can't just go out and start hormone replacement therapy, *any* medical intervention for trans youth *requires* parental consent, and requires the input of a team of medical professionals. The decision to allow a trans child to medically transition isn't just made willy-nilly based on the opinions of liberal activists or well-meaning journalists, it's a serious decision between parents, the child, and medical professionals.

All these points are simply straw-man arguments and false-comparisons based on biased, out-dated evidence and personal prejudice. If you don't like trans people, simply own it, don't try to prove that trans people don't have a right to exist or access medical care.

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Posted by IliketogetHeii on 03/28/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

SKYCASTLE:

I'm going with Mr. K's characterization...paid troll or bot sounds about right.

Even so, I will give you the opportunity to clarify where exactly you got your law degree. Your post is so full of debunked legal fantasies that you might want to ask your alma mater for a refund.

"So the feds have no legal power over these issues, and when they make laws here it's an "usurpation of power" and is totally unconstitutional."

You do realize, of course, that the Supreme Court disagrees with you. SCOTUS IS in the Constitution, so I'm going with their reading of it. Not yours.

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Posted by Bill W. on 03/28/2017 at 5:06 AM

Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

Do you ever stop to ask what neurological and long term health damage is done by not having a natural puberty? I mean, really wondered why our body has puberty, what it does for our brains? How we work out the world through these years? Have you read about the crisis in Haiti caused by puberty blockers? The crumbling bones, the anxiety and the heart troubles. When men get prostate cancer in their sixties the side effects from hormones blockers kill them before the cancer, when men take hormones to prevent hair loss some get such chronic fatigue that they commit suicide.
And Cambridge University research shows that most gender non conforming kids, those that you perceive as trans, are simply lesbians or homosexual. They surveyed 5000 homosexual teens.
Come on now placing this health damage on kids is nonsense and pretty disgusting, rendering your child infertile because they say they're the opposite sex is abuse.

A child asking lithium has serious mental health issues, and praying away the gay is a phenomenon known in religious circles. I'd wager these kids couldn't accept they were homosexual.

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Posted by Jellie Kay on 03/28/2017 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

Do you ever stop to ask what neurological and long term health damage is done by not having a natural puberty? I mean, really wondered why our body has puberty, what it does for our brains? How we work out the world through these years? Have you read about the crisis in Haiti caused by puberty blockers? The crumbling bones, the anxiety and the heart troubles. When men get prostate cancer in their sixties the side effects from hormones blockers kill them before the cancer, when men take hormones to prevent hair loss some get such chronic fatigue that they commit suicide.
And Cambridge University research shows that most gender non conforming kids, those that you perceive as trans, are simply lesbians or homosexual. They surveyed 5000 homosexual teens.
Come on now placing this health damage on kids is nonsense and pretty disgusting, rendering your child infertile because they say they're the opposite sex is abuse.

As for kids praying, this is praying away the gay. They think they're feelings are about gender, whereas religious indoctrination tells them that being gay is sinful so they think they're "in the wrong body". A teen taking lithium??? Serious mental health issues, not trans.

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Posted by Jellie Kay on 03/28/2017 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

Matthew, since you asked, the Constitution leaves it up to the states to develop environmental regulations. Read the 10th Amendment if you're confused here. Seriously, read it and try to understand it, then we can discuss it.

You want to know how the EPA, DOE, wildlife rule, Obamacare, and federal money for Planned Parenthood are all unconstitutional? The answer is simple:
Those powers were never given to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution. That's how the Constitution was written, so that only limited, specified, delegated powers were given to the feds. They're listed in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. All other powers indeed most powers were left to the states and the people. When the people decide that the federal government needs more power, they're free to pass Constitutional Amendments which give it more power. This basic idea of limited federal power was the cornerstone of the Constitution. The Founders built it around that idea, so as to prevent federal tyranny. They left it up to the states and the people to decide if the feds needed a new power, and required the feds to get their permission first, so that the feds couldn't just take control of areas which were not under their legal control. This was meant to protect our rights from federal abuse. But power over the environment, wildlife, education, and health was never given to the feds, not in the original Constitution and not in the amendments. So the feds have no legal power over these issues, and when they make laws here it's an "usurpation of power" and is totally unconstitutional. Do you understand this? If not, consider the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). Why was it passed?

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Posted by Skycastle on 03/27/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

FOR ALL OF THE HATERS OUT THERE- AP EXCLUSIVE: PRICE TAG OF NORTH CAROLINAS LGBT LAW: $3.76 BILLION!

https://www.apnews.com/fa4528580f3e4a01bb6…

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Posted by guruD on 03/27/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

Do not bother addressing comments to "Skycastle." If it is not a Russian bot, then he is a poorly paid troll. How is the weather over there in Albania, "Skycastle?"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/27/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

I wish transitioning had been available when I was a child in the '60s.

I have been given the look many times in my life starting at 3 years old when I had shoulder length wavy auburn hair. Rude people would come up to me and ask, What are you a boy or a girl? I was confused by this question since I knew the my mom and sister were girls and I was like them, but I felt more like I was one of my brothers. As an adult, I have been given the look when someone questioning my gender sees me in the womens bathroom. I have been given angry sneers. I was shunned by my Christian ministry after 10 years of celibacy and service because I was a sexual suspect, a person that is under suspicion of being deviant. I was not, I was a child that was misunderstood and after being sexually assaulted numerous times as a defenseless child, I decided I didnt want anything to do with sex or relationships.

But I find it very interesting that others feel that they can judge me not by my actions, but their religious beliefs. Maybe they need to read their Bibles again on how Christ treated the others, and that God said the Greatest Commandment is to love God with all of you heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself. Still waiting for conservatives to get this point when they say its their right to disregard my rights as an American citizen. Looking forward to this court case going to the Supreme Court and see how the Highest Judges of our Nation rule on this issue.

PS- And yes, I did have a bathroom incident in Arizona where they dont wants trans people in the women's bathrooms. I walked in and got a very startled look and a woman started to say I was in the wrong bathroom. So since I was in a hurry I just said to her in a calm tone, Its okay, Im female, and continued to go into a stall. I get this whenever I travel. If it was at a restaurant and if she had gotten the manager involved, then I would have called 911 and got it all on tape for the publicity on harassment. Such is my life.

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Posted by guruD on 03/27/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

And yes, I did have a bathroom incident in Arizona where they dont wants trans people in the women's bathrooms. I walked in and got a very startled look and a woman started to say I was in the wrong bathroom. So since I was in a hurry I just said to her in a calm tone, Its okay, Im female, and continued to go into a stall. I get this whenever I travel. If it was at a restaurant and if she had gotten the manager involved, then I would have called 911 and got it all on tape for the publicity on harassment. Such is my life.

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Posted by guruD on 03/27/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Green Man closes under murky circumstances

The criminal charges were DISMISSED by the court of Colorado Springs !!!!!! You can get the accurate information from the Colorado Springs Police Department instead of making assumptions based upon luck of information.

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Posted by Petra Simmons on 03/27/2017 at 10:13 AM

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