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Re: “Couple wants dogs who bit back, saying there's more to the story

Pit bulls are never appropriate pets ever. Don't be fooled by the lies pit proponents propagate that "pits are just like other dogs". Sadly, pits are nothing like other dogs. Pit bulls maul, maim and kill more people, pets and livestock animals than all other dog breeds and mixes combined. Choose your pet dog carefully. Choose life.

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Posted by Mary Ann Redfern on 09/21/2016 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Regional Building Department would inspect construction of its business partner

OldCrank.

Mr. Jenkins is NOT going to use HIS funds to build anything. He is going to use taxpayer funds, this is a pattern with him. Taxpayers pay for his developments, he profits, and we are stuck with his tasteless, whitebread vision for the city. Hello to more chain restaurants and meat market bars coming soon. Goodbye, bookstores, art galleries, and anything resembling culture..... Pure corporate welfare.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 09/20/2016 at 9:11 PM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Posted by Liz Sousa on 09/20/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Regional Building Department would inspect construction of its business partner

I have lived here for about 4 years now. Coming from the Western Slope and other places in the country, the local government here seems abnormally corrupt. As a liberal democrat, I am at an odd crossroads where I actually won't vote for tax increases, due to the amount of obvious corruption in COS.
The C4C project literally came from nowhere and is up and running- without any input from the taxpayers. The citizens voted for recreational MJ, the city leadership decided to not respect the vote and overturned it. St. Francis hospital sells for 50k. The list goes on, and on, and on.
OldCrank- you sound like an Old Fool. Is this an attempt at propaganda or is this how your reasoning actually works?

COS needs to elect officials who desire to actually serve our community- with a few good leaders it wouldn't be hard to fix up our city. Cancel the corruption, the buddy buddy deals with developers like the Jenkins, and we ought to be ok.

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Posted by KyleJS on 09/20/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Casting Spells

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Posted by Joel Sandra on 09/20/2016 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Panhandling in traffic, congestion in Manitou, mountain bikes in the wilderness, and more

Kudos...Kudos...Kudos to asawatcher, thank you for that well written and factual response :)

Tannim...WTF!!! What an unfactual....undefendable comment!! Legislation to promote women's rights is not political or gender exploitation, it is indeed to promote equality.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 09/20/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Tyler Durden returns

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Posted by smith gina gold on 09/20/2016 at 3:46 AM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

Tannim, I do not remember you ever coming to a D11 Budget Subcommittee meeting. However, the next one is September 27th at 6pm in the BoE room. Come, participate and become learned as to where the money goes in the District. I assure you, the spend on overhead is NOT there.

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Posted by groebke on 09/19/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Less police means more crime? Is that what I gleaned from skimming over this article? I was unaware that police stopped crime and thought they mostly investigated crime that had already occurred. I also thought that police here had the number one spot on the budget followed by the mayors office. (Go figure that one out, or I am reading everything wrong and if I am reading everything wrong then happy day! I can finally start to fit into society!)
A large city's police force should be self-sufficient but that cannot happen when "tools" are always being purchased to fight the War on ___________________ (fill in the blank). I would love to contract with the city to enforce traffic laws. There is a killing to be made writing traffic tickets but that won't happen because historically, at least up until a few years ago a ton of crime was solved, fugitives arrested etc all through simple traffic stops. Not roadblocks or SWAT teams or undercover investigations lasting years....
Don't get me wrong, I support legitimate law enforcement but not Rights violations, profiling or the tricks that are used to turn a simple incident into an arrest.
I was also wondering, how fast do the new patrol cars go?

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 09/19/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Regional Building takes second look at questionable deal

"... and does not receive any public funds. It is funded by the fees and charges it collects from building permits, inspections, etc"

Kevin--these ARE public funds. When I need a new hot water heater, I can't put it in without RBD's signoff. If I want to finish my basement, I cannot exercise that property right without paying the government a "fee" for approving the design, signing off on electrical, mechanical and plumbing work. For you to say that is not public funds is laughable. We now also have a statewide "bridge fee" that upped vehicle registrations hundreds of millions in public money. The State House tried to say "hospital fees" charged to the sick public wasn't public money during the last legislative session. A stormwater "fee" charged to every property owner would also be "public funds." Funds charged by the government to do government work is government public funds. If we later call the court system an "enterprise" and have to pay a "fee" when arrested for sitting down on a downtown sidewalk, is that not public money either? Heck let's create a legislative enterprise and charge a "fee" to all people who live under Colorado Laws passed by the State Assembly! Dollars charged to the public for things they must pay is public money.

In a related question: How did that RBD government public money somehow get transferred to your ad hoc PR firm for electioneering on the stormwater issue? And for the subject of this blog post, how can those government-mandated public funds even be contemplated for use in formalized collusion with one of the biggest seekers of RBD approvals? It is beyond fathomable. This whole thing stinks to high heaven.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 09/19/2016 at 8:54 PM

Re: “D-11 says it needs more money to make schools safe, educate students

I'll be voting no on a permanent mill levy override.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/19/2016 at 7:44 PM

Re: “The Gazette chews up two more papers

Just another form of censorship. Over the last two years the Gazette has become a cheerleader for the people/companies that own this city. Influencing voters so they don't get in the way of city giveaways is worth every penny Anschutz paid for the Gazette.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/19/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “New club 420 Speakeasy opens, sales tax revenue spikes and more

I recently moved to the Spings and saw you on the news. I was so excited until I saw there was a membership fee. What if I find that your establishment and I are not a fit?

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Posted by green eyes texas on 09/19/2016 at 7:03 PM

Re: “New lawsuit in St. John's Baptist Church saga

Prodigal's the Father's arms are open wide...come home. Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Time to pray, trust God and rebuild the walls - as Nehamiah did. And then open up the gates so that the King of glory can come in...Who is this King? The Lord God Almighty battle...come home!

Posted by Another voice crying out in the wilderness on 09/19/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

"Odin brings up a very good question. My question to Odin, ok, what is the Second Amendment about?" - Lil Mick

The Second is about the ability to keep and bear arms. This right is an extension of our inherent AKA natural or fundamental right to self-defense and community defense and it exists with or without the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment merely protects this existing right. One of the reasons it protects this right is because of community defense.

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"it was originally about protecting the rights of citizens to arm themselves as a militia, keeping the militia, or military at that time separate from the government, enabling the citizenry to protect themselves from a oppressive government."

The military was never intended to be separate from the government. Please, read the Constitution. Being able to defend against an oppressive government is just one facet of a militia -- they were also for providing for immediate defense against invasions and insurrections, among other things.

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"The Supreme Court and those who oppose gun legislation have made it clear, the need for a militia separate from the government is no longer necessary,"

Please, point to where the Supreme Court has said this.

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" therefore that part of the Second Amendment can be ignored, it is not necessary.

So, since that is no longer the purpose, I argue, there is no longer a purpose for the Second Amendment."

You confuse the first 13 words of the Second Amendment with the reason the right exists. They are not the same thing. The first 13 words give one reason the right must be protected, not the reason it exists. Remember, the Bill of Rights does not grant any rights, it recognizes rights we already have.

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"What we now have is a constitutional protection on a privately manufactured and privately marketed product. We have no such protection for any other privately manufactured and privately marketed products."

Except for the whole unreasonable search and seizure bit. Seems to me that homes are privately manufactured and privately marketed, yet there are Constitutional protections about when they can be searched, when they can be taken, and if we can be forced to share them. And even if true, so what? It doesn't mean that we can have any arms we please. It doesn't mean there cannot be any laws, restrictions, or limitations.

Therefore, I find your arguments to be extremely flawed and therefore not worth the electrons used to express them.

Posted by Odin on 09/19/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Regional Building takes second look at questionable deal

John, Not the City. Regional Building is an enterprise made up of the City, County and the other jurisdictions in El Paso County and does not receive any public funds. It is funded by the fees and charges it collects from building permits, inspections, etc.

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Posted by Kevin Walker on 09/19/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Council cracks down on homegrow operations — green chiles, bubba kush and all

I love how they added "all" to the "flora" portion. I doubt very seriously that anyone that grows veggies, is doing it indoors. They will only send the swat team out for cannabis, otherwise, they will look even more stupid if they spend 300k to send out the team for cucumbers. Nice try on hiding the blatant discrimination though. I don't give a crap about their "fire ordinance" I will live by A20, not by City Council and the Mayors made up rules. Thank you never much...

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 09/19/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “CSPD to beef up patrol

I strongly disagree with that statement. The community impact unit can be saying hi to kids when they don't have a call. Glad to hear changes. From south Texas, Corpus Christi, gang population is off the charts and yet you can always get a hold of someone on the non-emergency number and response times are much quicker. Not the only change needs to happen, but it'll keep us law abiding citizens safer as the city government does their job.

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Posted by Caleb Ryman on 09/19/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Why City Council might have snubbed the Open Meetings Law

Staci6 - I would think that recall petitions would be pulled. Owen, that member is not up for election, interestingly.

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Posted by Kevin Walker on 09/19/2016 at 9:36 AM

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