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Comment Archives: stories: News: Local News

Re: “New FAC museum director Rebecca Tucker talks plans and priorities

She only mentions Spanish-Colonial Art. What about all of the Native American & other southwest pieces?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chris Jones on 09/29/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “School is no Bible-free zone

This happened today at Northglenn High School. 09/29/2016. I confronted one of the men about my concerns as a parent and how they hang around a school and give out bibles. I told them it's not right that they hand out anything without a parent's approval. I wasn't there to agree to it, so they are in the wrong. I'm very angry that they reserve the right to hand out anything. For all we know one of these men may be a pedophile. Seriously, how do we know? It's how us parents view this. We have to protect our children from everything and for these men to put fear into the parent's eyes and showing us that anyone can do this outside of school grounds is concerning that the state and federal government are letting this happen. Isn't there such a thing as 'Parent's Rights'?

Posted by Chrissyb on 09/29/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

Tannim:

If you give someone a gun and a map of a jewelry store with instructions on how to rob it, you are as guilty as the person who performs the physical act.
If a doctor gives someone a poison with instructions on how to take it, that is being a party to the act of killing a human being.

By the way, calling them "pharmaceuticals" is not honest.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Willam Nat on 09/29/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

Learn how Amendment 69 will affect you from this balanced informational citizen generated site: colorado69.org

Posted by Roger Ratcliff on 09/29/2016 at 3:11 PM

Re: “A-69 backers push movie

Insurance company scare tactics are alive and well...

Posted by Dave Beckwith on 09/29/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “A-69 backers push movie

Socialist propaganda is alive and well...

Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Manitou raises fees and fines for Incline parking

Blaming the Mantitou Springs City Council's greed on TABOR simply shows that"Vietnamized" has no idea what he's talking about. If they were really concerned about first responder access, then they would simply ban parking on Ruxton completely, not raise fees and fines.

No. it's about money and trying to convert Manitou into Boulder South.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Lawsuits take aim at chemical giants over poisoned drinking water

These suits are likely to be dismissed because they are suing the wrong people. The real problem isn't the FPC manufacturers, but the USAF.

Also not mentioned was the use of these PFCs in the 1996 Mesa Ridge Tire Fire...

Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

Money aside, both 69 and 70 are bad ideas. In fact, with the exceptions of 106, T, U, and Palmer Lake 301, every ballot issue should be voted down this election.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

Maybe Willie Nat ought to read the initiative. It doesn't give the doctors the legal power to kill anyone (a power incorrectly and immorally delegated to government!), but it does allow them to prescribe the pharmaceuticals for the patient to self-administer.

I wish people who are so adamant about dictating to others what they can and can't do with their lives would simply STFU and go away.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 09/29/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “When it comes to campaigns around amendments, there are Davids and Goliaths

Great balanced story Stanley. Whatever you think of these amendments you show the distorting effects of money on the campaigns. Thank you

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Saliscente on 09/28/2016 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

For the one person who's pain can't be treated adequately, there are hundreds who fall into the category described by Ben Mattlin in his "Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity." He states: "The subtle pressures to go along - to avoid costly treatments - can easily lead to acquiescence, especially if the patient is confused. Believe me, we may say anything under the influence of pain or morphine or in the isolation of an ICU."

I wish the people pushing to give doctors the legal right to intentionally kill another person would listen to the voices of people who are disabled and who would be the first to be encouraged to "end it all."

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Willam Nat on 09/28/2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Colorado voters can make the choice much easier for patients like Sheryl Randall

In every state they push their agenda, Compassion and Choices (formerly called the Hemlock Society) tries to get the most extreme case of someone in pain and suffering. Unfortunately, laws do not only apply to a few cases, they apply to everyone.

Cathy Ludlum, who has a neuromuscular disease that took away her ability to move, has said: “No matter how many safeguards go into the bill [she was speaking of Connecticut's bill which was basically the same as Colorado's] , we [people with disabilities] are going to be the collateral damage.” . . .

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Willam Nat on 09/28/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Manitou raises fees and fines for Incline parking

This all goes back to the inability to raise sufficient revenue, thanks to TABOR. Cities revert to those nasty little faux taxes called fines and fees. They don't have to ask anyone in the general public, they just do it by edict. Same as a tax, same green money, but even less say by the public. Just like having to replace shocks, wheels and tires just for driving on miserably maintained roads due to lack of funding...

No to 71 so we can mount some kind of effort to get TABOR tossed. If that effort has to be mounted in every State Senate district it will be much harder to accomplish. All voters will still get to vote on the issue, it could be retained, but at least it can make it to the ballot!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Vietnamized on 09/28/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “DUI, gang and other units shift to the streets as crime rates surge, response times lag

Tickets are only given out when a law is violated moron.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 09/25/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Regional Building, Nor'wood postpone deal

You would think Regional Building's lawyer, Todd Welch, would have reviewed the agreement prior to moving forward.

Either:

1. It was not submitted to Welch, in which case the person (Roger Lovell?) responsible for doing so should be reprimanded.

2. Or it was submitted to Welch, and he is incompetent and should be reprimanded.

Good job Pam Zubeck!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Soylent Magenta on 09/25/2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “CSPD cop later charged with racketeering is allowed to stay on to qualify for a pension

It looks bad, but nothing illegal went on here. He was not charged and/or indicted with any crime at the time he was put on paid administrative leave and was still in the same status at the time of his retirement. Hopefully, if and when he is convicted, they can garnish his retirement pay to recoup any fines and/or penalties.

Terry Maketa, our ex-county sheriff, was in a similar situation. The board of county commissioners knew he was up to no good, but were too gutless to fire him and allowed him to retire with a generous pension a few months later.

In the federal government, the person heading the construction of the new VA hospital in Aurora managed to retire just when questions about cost over-runs and late schedules were hitting Congress and the press. He retired and unplugged his phone.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Soylent Magenta on 09/25/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “CSPD cop later charged with racketeering is allowed to stay on to qualify for a pension

When there's no accountability there's a big hole in the system - this hole is HUGE! Who polices the police?

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Vietnamized on 09/24/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Local election poll unsurprising

That Trump is still in the race after all that he has said, and after stonewalling on releasing his tax returns, I'm forced to question the "reasoning" that led the Repubs into this morass. Colorado Springs didn't produce anything newsworthy in the polls other than to show their unmitigated hatred of anything populist.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Vietnamized on 09/24/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “DUI, gang and other units shift to the streets as crime rates surge, response times lag

Lots of cops out giving tickets today. First time I have seen them all year. Guess that fills the city coffers much better than sitting behind a desk.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 09/23/2016 at 9:59 PM

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