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

Your opinion does not create truth, and has little connection with reality.
Democrats are largely responsible for passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, (the FIRST bill Obama signed as President)
Democrats have supported the Paycheck Fairness Act. (repeatedly blocked by Republicans)
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, (some call it “Obamacare”) insurance companies can no-longer discriminate against women on account of their gender.
The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has provided over 47 million women with guaranteed access to free preventive services, such as cancer screenings.
Going back to 1994, then Senator Biden shepherded through Congress the Violence Against Women Act…reauthorized with Democratic support in 2013.
A Democratic Administration ended discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for federal contractors.
Democrats urged ratification of the “Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women”, and Obama issued an Executive order: “United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security”.
The current Democratic Candidate has a long, established history of promoting women’s and families’ best interests, going back to 1993 and the
“Family Medical Leave Act”. (and before as first lady of Arkansas)
If there is a political party in America with a better history of promoting the interests of women, you’ll have to show it to me.
I’m of the notion that “Emerge Colorado” is a great idea, as there are far too few women in elected office.

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Posted by asawatcher on 09/15/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Jill Gaebler will have my full support for reelection in April since she was one of three Councilors who had the guts to oppose the illegal land grab of 2016.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 09/15/2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Friends and family of slain man push for the release of video evidence

I know Jack Rogers......He is an older gentleman of value and integrity who only reacts when intruded or imposed upon. He is kind and considerate, and not the character as alleged by the article in the Independent..........there is a growing number of supporters of Jack, who are tired of the injustices put upon good citizens like him.

There is a possibility of a protest against the overly aggressive family and friends of Jesse Garcia. Garcia brought his demise upon himself, and individuals like him should not be allowed to intimidate and harass weak elderly citizens.

This is not an issue of color....shame on Garcia and his family and friends pretending this is an issue of is a matter of breaking the law. Law breakers like Garcia cannot be condoned in our society. May God have mercy on him and his family.......

Rev. Dr. O.J. Mooneyham DD/DPM
Greater Faith Ministries Inc.

Posted by Sandy Mooneyham on 09/15/2016 at 8:37 AM

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

Kevin Walker. Are you typing that with a straight face? If you say it long enough, you might start believing it.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 09/15/2016 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Before you, he had sex with his ex. Get over it.

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Posted by Claasen Jermaine on 09/15/2016 at 6:52 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Citizens challenge EPA over Drake Power Plant

We must fight the good fight.

Teddy Roosevelt, Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 09/15/2016 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Braised Chicken with Dill Pickled Cucumbers and Mustard

Fantastic recipe! Tried it in an MEC dutch oven (it's made from pure clay) and it came out excellent. This is what I did differently though: I added the chicken and once the oil and liquids started showing up, added the shallots. Didn't take the chicken out of the pot. This way I didn't have to add chicken stock, just the juices in the pot were enough. These special pure-clay pots did a fantastic job. Although I know food is much healthier and turns out more delicious when cooked in them, didn't think it would be easy to use... but to my surprise it was easier than cooking in metal pots.

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Posted by Sophy George on 09/15/2016 at 4:45 AM

Re: “Case file paints picture of a "neighborhood watchman" killing in self-defense

Even Jesse's mother feels the investigation fair, and recognizes that her son had his faults. Even a racist has the right to defend himself when being attacked.

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Posted by Ely Slade on 09/15/2016 at 4:03 AM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already


If no body pastes a link and you are unable to access the article, you can contact me privately below and I will be happy to forward a copy of the Wall Street Journal Article. Staci Lynne.…

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/14/2016 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Johnny had schizophrenia, a gun and a delusional anger. His family had a problem.

Stay strong Johnny, keep fighting for yourself

Posted by Casey Fenner on 09/14/2016 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Anybody able to copy/paste that Wallstreet article? Otherwise we have to subscribe to read it.

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Posted by Debbie Stavish on 09/14/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “3 ways Nor'wood is locking up lower downtown

Let's assume we only have two ways to get the area re-developed:
1. A city effort of any sort that requires taxpayer approval for funding.
2. Sell it ALL to Mr. Jenkins and let him build something.

Since a majority of voters usually vote NO on any tax hike then we'll never see anything done to fix that area if the city has to pay for it.

So, give it all to Mr. Jenkins and let him invest HIS funds to build SOMETHING, else we'll never get anything done. Voting majority in COLO SPGS care only about themselves, has no civic pride, and will cut off its nose to spite its face.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/14/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “The Gazette chews up two more papers

Eliminate competition, especially price competition. Intent of every billionaire is to develop monopoly power if they can get away with it. Secondarily, Anschutz wants more platforms to pump out Wayne's insipid editorials and if the Gazette is the only paper in town then they've a captive audience for their extremism.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/14/2016 at 6:01 PM

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

Let's assume there are only two ways to get the area re-developed:
1. A city effort of any sort that requires taxpayer approval for funding.
2. Sell it ALL to Mr. Jenkins and let him build something.

Since a majority of voters usually vote NO on any tax hike then we'll never see anything done to fix that area if the city has to pay for it.

So, give it all to Mr. Jenkins and let him invest HIS funds to build SOMETHING, else we'll never get anything done. Voting majority in COLO SPGS care only about themselves, has no civic pride, and will cut off its nose to spite its face.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 09/14/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Jenkins wants more from Utilities

Jenkins always wants more, and as always he is looking for others to pay for it. Stop the freeloading and corporate welfare scams Mr. Jenkins, you are a burden on all the honest folks that have to pay for your greed.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 09/14/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Judge rules against Pentecostal man fired for anointing office with oily crosses

Eric Cheeley, a devout Pentecostal Christian who sued the city of Miami for religious discrimination after he was fired from the capital improvements department for anointing the office with oily crosses because he wanted to "just bless the department" had his claim denied by a federal judge last month.
According to the Miami New Times, two years ago Cheeley arrived at his job at the capital improvements department at around 6 a.m. and began his ritual morning Bible reading at his desk when he felt an unction from the Lord.
"[I] was sitting in my cubicle crying; I thought I heard what, in my opinion, God telling me: 'Look, just bless the department ... and go on about your business,'" Cheeley, who also sued for back pay and attorneys' fees, told police.
His colleagues, however, did not see his actions as a blessing.
Facts cited in a copy of the lawsuit say city employees called police to report that someone had vandalized their office, applying an oily substance, mostly in the shape of crosses, all over the CIP department's walls, doorways, and cubicles.
The investigation forced a shutdown of the entire department. The Miami New Times said employees called the police because they feared the crosses were some sort of workplace threat. One employee thought the crosses represented Santería — a religion that focuses on building relationships between human beings and powerful, but mortal, spirits, called Orishas. Cheeley, who was already out in the field working when his colleagues arrived, had no idea what was going on when his colleagues got scared at his handiwork.
When he eventually heard about the police investigation, Cheeley took responsibility and told his supervisor, Mark Spanioli, that he had anointed certain areas of the office with a special oil to "just bless the department."….

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Posted by guruD on 09/14/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Two ways Strawberry Fields swap has been forgotten already

Mr. 'Word':

There are many facets of long term fiscal policy planning going to be required to ensure the financial viability of the city well into the future. Planning requiring the best minds from within the areas of economics, municipal finance, accounting and engineering in order to ensure there will be continued funding to pay for the ever ending quest to acquire more and more parks and open spaces. Parks that the city really does not even have the money to properly water and maintain!

The long term goals of the Broadmoor- Developer - and Colorado Springs Forward are not necessarily those in the best interest of the community.

The city, having close to 2B in needs with no revenue stream to fund them- due to policies crafted by the Development Community needs clear-thinking and independent individuals working on long term means to deal with the fact that the local population is growing far faster than are revenues.

Having people as Mrs Gaebler in elected office, who will unfailingly fall in line with whatever is proposed by the CSF-DVLPR community, is not the level of objective and clear-headed thinking I believe is called for.

Parks are important - but not the be-all, end-all of community needs. Mrs. Gaebler, voting against this one issue, is not the basis upon I would wish to evaluate her as to her ability as a serious thinker able to deal with the fiscal policies for the future. I personally do not feel she is what is needed on council.

While there is room on the sidelines for easily flustered cheerleaders, a strong quarterback and powerful offensive line on the field is what puts points on the board.

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/14/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Trial set for "Sit/Lie" protesters

The judge has it wrong: the protest was on a public sidewalk, most definitely a public forum, and it was protesting a public policy, which is political by nature, so First Amendment trumps.

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Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “CSPD to beef up patrol

Still the wrong approach. Beefing up patrols means zero except increasing fuel costs and writing more traffic tickets.

The better way is to keep them in the station house and respond like the Fire Department. It's just as fast, maybe even faster.

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Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:49 PM

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

Just vote NO. D-11's solution of centralization won't work as that kind of solution never does. They spend too much on overhead and administration and that's why they're short of funds.

7 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 09/14/2016 at 1:47 PM

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