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Re: “Centennial extension, the state constitution, 'welfare queens,' and more

Liberty...I hope your 4th of July was awesome....mine was, thank you.

The Bern marched in our parade this year, that was a real treat for us Vermonters, he is very loved here, across party lines.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 07/05/2016 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Centennial extension, the state constitution, 'welfare queens,' and more

"Are you the authority on what gets debated in this country?"

Are YOU?

YOU'RE the one that has decided to arbitrarily decide which amendments are contemporarily appropriate, and which aren't.

"I am certainly debating the 2nd amendment"

No, you're not. You've asked for it to be repealed--shall I provide your verbatim nonsense?--which is just another sloppy, flacid attempt by some to make others behave according to their dictates and what they think is "right" and 'just".

Guess what? Your suggestion has zero traction and support, except from other simpletons that can't stand the idea that their families, friends, neighbors may think differently from them and make alternative decisions for themselves.

"The reason for the amendment, to build an army of civilians (militia) is no longer valid"

Your lack of understanding regarding this amendment would be astounding, were it not totally representative of how utterly ignorant you are regarding personal choice, individual freedom and personal liberty.

Look, it's obvious that you've allowed a detatched, omnipotent, "one size fits all" bureacracy to make your life choices--which is fine, as you obviously can't think for yourself--but I, and a majority of your fellow citizens, can still stand upright and decide what is best for ourselves.

Don't like something? Great; don't buy, support, encourage or contribute to it, but please stop yourself before you tell me what to do, or I'll just trample you underfoot and embarrass you for the simple act of suggesting you know "what's best".

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 07/04/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Centennial extension, the state constitution, 'welfare queens,' and more

Robert...what does this mean?

"There is no debate on The 2nd Amendment, it stands as is."

Are you the authority on what gets debated in this country?

I am certainly debating the 2nd amendment, and I will continue to do so as my right to do so as an American, just like you. :)

The 2nd amendment is vague and ambiguous, can you legally and specifically define an "arms" , it also protects the ownership of a certain privately manufactured and marketed goods and none other.

The reason for the amendment, to build an army of civilians (militia) is no longer valid.

I don't think we should be constitutionally protecting a particular privately sold good and no other, the wind fall profits due to this amendment to both gun manufacturers, sellers and gun lobby has been in the billions.

I believe this amendment should go, then we can move on with common sense gun safety legislation.

Until then, nothing will happen.

So my friend, let the 2nd amendment debate begin, just keep it respectful. :)

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Posted by Lil Mick on 07/04/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Centennial extension, the state constitution, 'welfare queens,' and more

Robert...seriously??

Yes, unfortunately HappyFew has brought the conversation back to the gutter that I really did want to get out of and have some real conversation.

The name calling and insults are really disgusting and infantile and they are thrown from both sides.

I believe Odin would be open to try, LIberty I believe is as lost a cause as is HappyFew. They just can't grow up.

Unfortunate...

If we could discuss openly, honestly and respectfully, we could get so much accomplished.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lil Mick on 07/04/2016 at 7:41 AM

Re: “This summer, homelessness is everyone's problem

Spydra, I ain't sleeping on the ground to gain your perspective. If you are unaware of your immortal nature, of course you get scared. Your life condition in this plane is what you earned. Jocelyn was on her way home, maybe drunk, when she almost hit a hothead homeless guy named "Charles" aka "David". He threw a rock at her vehicle and she stopped and got out to confront him. Neither possessed impulse control. He stabbed her and she collapsed on the lawn. The sprinklers came on later and she died of hypothermia. Her dogs bolted out of the house and ran all the way to CC to her...hmmm. Security talked to Charles when they followed the blood tracks of his bike. Now, when I went to her funeral, her mother said "We have a tendency to deify the dead, Jocelyn was always trouble". Wtf you got to say knowitall?

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Posted by knownothingboutbs on 07/04/2016 at 1:27 AM

Re: “UPDATE: City tax hike study paralleled land swap debate

It almost appears as if the 'sphere of developer influence' is marginally beginning to diminish as more and more of the small business community and general public realize developer controlled policy is bringing an increase in population to the area but no matching increase in the 'general metropolitan output' - placing further stress on the city budget.

The RBA and Colorado Springs Forward were pretty much totally shut down by council in the RBA-CSF attempt to influence council to vote for a Mayor-Developer all Appointed Board of Directors for Colorado Springs Utilities. The presentation made at the Utility Board meeting by representatives of the RBA and CSF was embarrasing - more along the line of pouting children than professional representatives of community 'leadership' organizations - which neither has turned out to be.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 07/03/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “UPDATE: City tax hike study paralleled land swap debate

The problem is that the City government has been trained by voter behavior. When budgets drop and a new government growth project demands money, if Council and the mayor cut funding to parks, they have seen time and again that voters will backfill the shortfall with tax hikes, even when they are duped repeatedly.

By way of example, voters approved TOPS money to be used for City parks maintenance in 2013, but the following year's general fund budget was cut anticipating the influx of money.

The City would rather build infrastructure for museums, build stadiums and subsidize development in Urban Renewal Areas than commit general fund dollars to perform role-of-government things like City parks. The City keeps getting tax measures passed (already one of the highest sales tax rates) and now they're emboldened to ask for more for parks, roads, etc. Next will be the hotel and rental car tax.

As the revenue has increased to exceed pre-2008 levels, parks funding from the general fund has not come close to its pre-2008 levels. Instead we are sending the money to provide more handouts. This is why the proponents of such handouts (like Colorado Springs Forward and the HBA) have spent increasingly large amounts for City campaigns--the money spent on campaigns pays huge dividends when they're elected candidates vote for those handouts.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 07/03/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “New role for Cole with GOP

I'm sure the El Paso County GOP did a full RFP to make sure they got the best deal for donors with Cole's company, because there's no cronyism in the GOP. Just like they did a full search for a HQ building to rent after Nor'wood jacked up the rent in the current building--after all, Tim Leigh said it was a good deal.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 07/03/2016 at 9:55 PM

Re: “This summer, homelessness is everyone's problem

One needn’t strap on a backpack or bed down with bugs to empathize with the homeless. Nor does a compassionate public need to bemoan a lack of services, for there’s an abundance of help available in our community. A March 2016 handout of Community Resources (called Helping Hands) lists the following categories and providers: Child Care (3), Clothing and Infant Supplies (14), Crisis Centers (5), Emergency Services (13), Employment and Training (11), Financial Assistance (7), Food (41), Legal Advice (16), Medical (33), Counseling (24), Senior Services (10), Shelter (18), Transportation (7), Veterans (2), Weatherization & Utilities (19).

As the largess expands – and it will - so the number of people accessing the largess will expand. A planned 150-bed shelter and a day center will be at full capacity as soon as the doors open for business. And then what? Build another shelter? Enlarge the day center and laundry facilities? Put satellite Marian Houses in every neighborhood? This way lies madness.

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Posted by curious on 07/03/2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “This summer, homelessness is everyone's problem

'curious': My comment was primarily directed at 'youth'.

Once again: it's impossible to know what homelessness is really like unless you experience it. I did experience it...and it was like a year-long nightmare from which I could not awaken. Bandaids did not come to my rescue -- indeed, it took a miracle to lift me out of the situation into which I had fallen. I was very lucky...and my life story is richer now having survived the experience.

I had no idea what it was like until I found myself living it. And unless you have lived it, you don't know either. Reading stories about it, talking to homeless people about it -- it gives you an idea, but you just don't know.

Not everyone who is homeless is an unskilled, alcoholic drug addicted head-case. This article mentions needles a lot but nary a word about bedbugs -- both of them, bloodsuckers. They proliferate motels and homeless shelters. How do you think you would find a place to stay or a job if you were a walking home for bedbugs? And that's just one example.

I suggest that anyone who really wants to know what it's like, anyone who really wants a earthquake of a paradigm shift: strap on a backpack and be homeless for one whole week.

THEN come back with your ideas for solutions to the problem. I already know you'd be at a loss for words.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/03/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Wish We Were Here killed as KRCC adapts to survive

What a shame. I am unfamiliar with the personalities, politics and backstory on WWWH. I am (was) a new listener. But I can tell you that from someone who knows the Strawberry Fields story inside out, upside down and backwards, the segment on the Broadmoor Land Swap was among the best reporting offered on the issue since the story first became public. I doubt very much that the land swap segment is the only broadcast of WWWH which was that good.
It's always about the money.

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Posted by doonya on 07/03/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “This summer, homelessness is everyone's problem

I don't have to experience homelessness to understand what it's like to be homeless. I just need to listen to and learn from those in the trenches who know what works in raising the poor up and out of poverty. SERVING the poor - soup kitchens, clothes closets, day centers, mission trips - are bandaids - not solutions. Instead of providing ever more services, the helping industry needs to shift their focus to empowering the poor to help themselves. Recommended reading: "Toxic Charity" or "Charity Detox" by Robert Lupton.

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Posted by curious on 07/03/2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “A teachable moment

If you ever want to watch the evolution of trouble, just follow Pete Lee...bedmates with the leftist embezzler and hypocrite Jan Tanner. Don't believe the hype.

Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/03/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “City tries to curtail use of Jesus in ads on bus benches

Yeah, that Mexican pendejo would surely know the right way to handle the homeless ARRIBA

Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/03/2016 at 12:05 PM

Re: “City tries to curtail use of Jesus in ads on bus benches

Shouldn't this be under "ASK A MEXICAN" ???

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Posted by KitKat on 07/03/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “This summer, homelessness is everyone's problem

To truly understand the problem is to experience it. Homelessness is an exhausting, hopeless, frightening abyss, and until you know what it's like, you really have no idea wtf you're even talking about.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/03/2016 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Wave your bandera with pride

"I can't believe the Indy still runs this shamelessly hateful, racist, un-funny column"

In an age when people increasingly get their "news" on-line, hardcopy periodicals like the Indy and the Gazette have to resort to hip, "edgy" means to attract viewers, even if the results are the opposite of what was/is desired.

"have you no pride?"

This question answers itself in every issue...

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 07/03/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “UPDATE; City threatened with free speech lawsuit for Jesus ban

Yet another red herring. If Mikey likes it, then yes: the end game here is for Perdue to win his lawsuit so that bus benches can announce things like "Experience REASSIGNMENT SURGERY", "Celebrate ABORTION", and "SATAN is Lord". Yay.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/03/2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “5 surprising facts about homeless camps

Where else can people go when bed-bug infested motels on Platte are charging $100 a night? And I agree with Cameron Stone -- campers are too afraid to draw any attention to their sites, and in constant fear of early morning slash & burn police raids -- the type Josh Carrier used to conduct with gusto.

Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/03/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Wave your bandera with pride

I can't believe the Indy still runs this shamelessly hateful, racist, un-funny column -- have you no pride? If you're going to be so inclusive of this kind of unabashed hate speech, why not run a column called 'Ask A Conservative' -- it would be milder by far and funnier without a doubt.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 07/03/2016 at 7:25 AM

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