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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “The undecided factor

What an interesting person this seems to be. Every poll points to how well she is doing holding up 3rd place in the race -- trailing far behind Ms. Makepeace, yet convinced she is winning. 7.75% is a point at which one would seemingly see the writing on the wall and get out of the race. Braggng on FB about a poll you are 'leading' because you are really stroking social media to get your supporters to log on and vote for you is kind of like a flea thinking it is an elephant.

Amy Lathen for Mayor of Colorado Springs
Yesterday at 10:06am ·

Amy is currently leading in the Gazette's latest Mayoral candidate poll! Please go vote if you haven't already and stay tuned for the final numbers.

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Posted by Staci6 on 02/25/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Welcome to Kolorado, Klan Kountry

My grandfather, Gerome Torribio, was a first generation Italian immigrant living in Trinidad during the 1920s. One day the Klan marched downtown where he worked in a hardware store. He spotted the mayor in the parade, and called out, "Hey, Mayor, why are you hiding in that bedsheet? I know you from your worn-out brown shoes!" That night, the Klan burned a cross on the top of Simpson's Rest behind his house. That's a family story we are proud of--thanks for this article.

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Posted by Gerry Torribio on 02/24/2015 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Sue sentenced

If parents would be more active in their child's lives, then children like Isaac Grimes, would have shared more with their parents instead of being afraid to talk to them about the evil that is the essence of Simon Sue, especially if he was afraid of Simon, as he should have trusted in the fact that his parents are his protectors, not vice versa. And he wouldn't have had as much time to spend with Simon as he would have spent more time doing father-son activities, like fishing, bowling, camping, etc. And he could have gone to the police, but he wanted to be a thief and killer, no doubt in my mind. Instead of asking the judge for mercy, I think Isaac's parents should take responsibility for their son's actions and be allowed to lessen Isaac's sentence by serving time alongside their son. Let them put their money where their mouths are, so to speak. Let them each serve 20 years and Isaac can be freed. I'd be happy with that. But they wouldn't, even if it was offered to them, because they were too selfish to be good parents.

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Posted by TruthSpeaks on 02/24/2015 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Keeping recalls weird

The independent (which in no way can be described as independent OR a newspaper) always tags Doug Bruce with "anti-tax activist" and makes it and him sound sinister. Similar to someone exercising their Fifth Amendment Rights on a television show or movie. The viewer knows the character is guilty and "taking the Fifth" is as bad as saying a suspect "lawyer-ed up". Amazing how the phrasing of something can alter the view of the basis of our free country. Your Rights are viewed by authorities as a nuisance and many citizens feel we do not need Rights or they should be adjusted out "common sense". I know very few that have or practice "common sense". The American Revolution fought by those old long forgotten colonists was about taxation. Doug Bruce has been attacked by government for authoring a tax bill that passed called TABOR. The Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) Amendment, took away government's unlimited power to tax citizens without their consent! Government has been harassing Bruce ever since while the indy and its "writers" show Bruce the same disrespect. So we know that The Independent and Hazelhurst et al want to pay more tax because they want to and want us all to as well. The way they refer to Bruce it would seem so.
It is just manipulation and phrasing is important. Ever hear a cop ask to search when he has no cause or warrant? He will say, "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear". He is trying to get you to give up your Rights. The Bill of Rights is all you have. I suggest you all ignore this media manipulation, seek out the truth for yourself and hang on to your Rights. Too many have erroneous beliefs created by media and the tags, phrases and the frenzies they create. I would also suggest visiting and learn something. He is not what you read in the indy. I do not know him and have talked to him once on the phone. He was a bit gruff just so you know I am not promoting anything other than Rights and fairness.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/22/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Staying safe while cycling

I have three that I could relate within a 6 year period. 2002 - 2008. One where a driver turned LEFT from a RIGHT lane, after making eye contact with me, (on his left side) hooking my handle bar and dragging me across the intersection. He left the scene. One where the driver of the truck got so close to me at an intersection that his mirror hooked my cammellbak, throwing me into a ditch. He left the scene. And another here a woman swerved into and out of my lane twice in the same intersection, after making eye contact with me on her right side. I have others as well.
No Spode

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Posted by No Spode on 02/22/2015 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Welcome to Kolorado, Klan Kountry

Perhaps, Mr. BobCo, the two articles would not have seemed so similar if you bothered to read past the first paragraph. Apparently, you missed this paragraph from the article above: "In the spring of 1924, Klan members packed the precinct caucuses of both the Democratic and Republican parties..."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/22/2015 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Staying safe while cycling

It would be nice, if we had bicycle paths here like those I see between Glenwood Springs and Aspen.

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Posted by Charles Hugybearick Orthwein on 02/22/2015 at 3:47 AM

Re: “Welcome to Kolorado, Klan Kountry

This story is basically a copy of another story I read about the Klan in Colorado. Major exception is that this author left out some key facts that would have been embarrassing to his political agenda. The very first paragraph is almost a complete copy from the original story except that this author decided to omit the fact that the Klan took over both the Democrat and Republican parties.
It was probably very easy to take over the Democrats since it was the democratic party that started this disgusting organization. The Republicans took a little more time and pressure.
I'm so glad the Indy has never wavered in reporting fake news and stories. At least I can always count on you guys to lie in everything you say.

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Posted by BobCo on 02/21/2015 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Shooting blanks

Remember the polio-like cases here in Denver, CO., all of which showed up only in individuals who had been fully up-to-date on all their shots? Well check this out...

"CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina could be seeing its first case of measles since the outbreak that began in California. That state announced Friday that they had 103 confirmed cases that began in mid-December, most in Orange County which is home to Disneyland where the outbreak began, according to WTVD." ~ Posted 2:45 pm, February 7, 2015

"The Cleveland County Health Department said the two patients tested negative for measles." ~ Updated at 10:27am, February 9, 2015…

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Posted by Jeff Welch on 02/21/2015 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Shooting blanks

I was sorely disappointed with this article. The Independent seems to have been bought. They're not supposed to be biased! They totally ignored the fact that the vaccinated CAN spread the diseases they're injected with (if it's a live virus, which they use today) through a process called "shedding." They completely ignored the fact that the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program reports HUGE numbers of injuries *and* DEATHS. They entirely avoided the fact that the masses are not educated on how to naturally develop strong immune systems, and what to do when ill (with whatever), because "don't worry, the for-profit medical industry will take care of you!"

What about all the contagious people who go visit the doctor, the hospital, schools, playgrounds, the library, AND GROCERY STORES (to get their meds at pharmacies)? What about the fact that the incubation period of a vaccinated child can last for weeks, which means THEY are dangerous to the non-vaccinated as well as the immunocompromised? What about the involvement Big Pharma has with cover-ups, manipulated data, LAWSUITS from their own former employees, and enslaving the masses to drugs for life, for profit (watch "Bought Movie" by Jeff Hayes)? Your beloved Dr. Donald Henderson may as well be the Big Daddy of Big Pharma, yet his work and opinion is the only thing they cover in this article (but you're unbiased, right?). He speaks of "showing a picture" to scare us into getting vaccines; would he show the pictures from the vaccine-injured or killed? What about the new paralysis-inducing polio-like disease going around that ONLY shows up in the fully vaccinated?

Now to mention CSindy's lazy use of the word "eradicated," which vaccines have never done to any disease, ever. The infectious diseases you mention were already on their way out when they introduced vaccines. Can you prove that the vaccines didn't keep the diseases around? How can the vaccines have "eradicated" smallpox when only 10% of the population was ever vaccinated? The Native Americans were the true sufferers of that one, afflicted by the poor hygiene and livestock introduction of the Europeans, and they bounced back just fine WITHOUT vaccines (despite the sadly huge amount of casualties -- read "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Loewen for a more accurate accounting of our history). So no, vaccines did not eradicate the diseases. A change in lifestyle -- improvement of hygiene and diet -- are what had the diseases running (until the vaccines came along). Vaccine schedules begin at birth and are boosted at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. In many cases, by the time the child is 6 years old they will have had dozens of doses. Funny how our Dr Henderson has failed to mention infants before 6 months usually cannot develop the antibodies they're vaccinated with because the immune system isn't even fully developed until somewhere between 6-12 months. Funny how The Independent seems to have ignored the original concept of "herd immunity," where the mother's breastmilk passes on her entire repertoire of immunity to the child; every disease her immune system has overcome throughout life. What, Dr. Henderson couldn't even admit that not only are vaccines still an uncertain science, often ineffective, but they are only temporary at best as an artificial "immunity?" Natural immunity is for life.

The question becomes, take a risk of being the cause of your child's injury and/or death by injecting them with numerous amounts of toxins, preservatives, heavy metals and other chemicals, even if it doesn't show up until they're older and become dependent on the pharmaceutical industry; or allow the immune system to develop naturally, to mature and become strengthened by fighting off infections the way it is intended to, and *respect* diseases by being educated and aware of how to deal with them in a manner most safe for the community. Hell, the medical industry doesn't even have that kind of respect for colds and flus, let alone any other contagion, and yet they're on authority to point the blame finger at us? Not sure about you, but I trust experience and peer-review results over the uncertain opinions of two-faced liars who stand to gain everything from us getting sick!

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Posted by Jeff Welch on 02/19/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Back in the saddle

If you look at what other cities are doing to improve bicycling to our north and south, it's time to catch up! Pueblo, Ft. Collins, Denver even Lone Tree. We can do this.

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Posted by Susan Davies on 02/18/2015 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Back in the saddle

Thank you to the Indy and a shout out to J. Adrian Stanley for such a wonderful article capturing many of the efforts that are part of the "pedal revolution" happening in Colorado Springs.

Our mode share number, a percentage point that reflects how many people choose to utilize a bicycle as a mode of transportation is very low, and for many reasons. However, with our non-motorized trail system, on-street bicycle facilities and the many connections/improvements ready to go for 2015/16, it's only going to get easier to choose to use your bike in lieu of an automobile.

Are there areas of our fair City that provide much larger challenges than others, you bet. It's a reflection of how we prioritized building over the past 15-20 years and it's going to take a bit of time to create safe, welcoming and easy to use corridors for non-motorized users but the work IS being done.

Pedal On ~ Allen

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 02/18/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Back in the saddle

Thanks to the Independent for putting this story out, bike commuting is woefully underrepresented in Colorado Springs and needs all the publicity it can get. I'm looking forward to seeing the Cottonwood Creek Trail connection to the Greenway finished, that should go a long way towards making bike travel an attractive option for folks in the Briargate area.

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Posted by David E on 02/18/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Back in the saddle

Improvements are happening. The new Bike Lanes along Templeton Gap are great but then they kind of just dump you out on Wahsatch near Bon Shopping Center. I would love to see it hook up with Weber and then create a bike lane from Jefferson all the way down to the police station. Weber doesnt really need four car lanes anyway. Weber is also a great candidate for protected bike lanes.…

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Posted by dp72 on 02/18/2015 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Shooting blanks

Ask 16 year veteran CDC vaccine safety scientist, Dr. William Thompson, author of 2 of the 3 epidemiological studies on American population touted by CDC to “prove” the safety of Thimerosal (mercury) against developmental disabilities and he'll tell you "I have a boss who is asking me to lie. The higher ups wanted to do certain things and I went along with it. I was, in terms of chain in command, I was number four out of the five."
"My coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the Journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
Thompson also stated that he feels angry at himself for having participated in CDC’s decade of deception to conceal the links Thimerosal and brain damage including autism. “I have great shame now when I meet a family with kids with autism, because I have been a part of the problem….Here’s what I shoulder. I shoulder that the CDC has put the research ten years behind. Because the CDC has not been transparent, we’ve missed ten years of research, because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. They’re not doing what they should be doing. They are afraid to look for things that might be associated. There’s still a lot of shame with that….”

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Posted by CSaction on 02/18/2015 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Puppy love

Maybe most homeless people in Colorado Springs are every bit as kind to their animals and attend to their needs as devotedly as the experts in this story insist. I have no way of knowing this for certain (and, I would suggest, the experts really don't either, as the homeless who seek out food and medical care for their animals are a self selected group who may or may not represent the population as a whole). That said, when a dog, as the one in this story, is abandoned without food or water during the coldest days of winter for five days after a violent episode, trapped beneath the remnants of a tent, unable to move on and seek water or food, it seems to me that if the law requires returning this "property" to its owner is unbendable, the law should be scrutinized and possibly modified.

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Posted by SLP on 02/13/2015 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Hole-y land

I drove around Denver for two days last week. Very few potholes. Hmm.

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Posted by longtooth on 02/11/2015 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Making lethal, legal

"...when one person is granted the legal right to intentionally kill another..."

Wrong. It is the dying person who opts to end their own life, no one makes them choose it, nothing is forced on any patient by anyone else.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/09/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Making lethal, legal

It's interesting that the people who were most opposed to assisted suicide were those with disabilities. They understand how much of danger it is to them when one person is granted the legal "right" to intentionally kill another person.

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Posted by Willam Nat on 02/08/2015 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Making lethal, legal

"rather disappointing that we must force our government to hear us via referendums"

Maybe you'd like to be in Canada this week where 9 judges imposed assisted suicide on 36 million people. Is that OK with you because it's a cause you favor?

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Posted by Willam Nat on 02/08/2015 at 6:59 AM

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