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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “If voters approve, could ColoradoCare really pay for itself? It's complicated

So the kind of screwing we are currently getting is one that we DO want? How ridiculous is that?

You should get your facts straight. Since retirement income is exempted from the tax up to a point over the amount that most seniors will see, most will likely pay NO tax. Small businesses that are currently providing health insurance for their employees will see savings, not increased costs. Others will see healthier employees and likely less turnover.

We only have two choices in November. We can vote YES on 69, or we can continue the current system which is a total disaster.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Guinn E Unger Jr on 08/17/2016 at 8:24 PM

Re: “If voters approve, could ColoradoCare really pay for itself? It's complicated

Our current healthcare insurance system is broken and if you've had a serious illness or injury in your family you know how brutally it treats you even if you have insurance.

It's time to stop throwing chili suppers and bake sales to help out our relatives, friends and neighbors who get clobbered by medical bills. We need a serious healthcare system that covers every Coloradan all the time. ColoradoCare would eliminate the waste, profits and politics from healthcare. The savings would be enough to cover every Coloradan with top quality healthcare, and no deductibles.

Don't go on just crossing your fingers, hoping your health will be good. You owe it to yourself and your fellow Coloradans to learn more about ColoradoCare, volunteer, donate and vote for it in the November election. www.ColoradoCare.org

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Dave Beckwith on 08/17/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “You judge the judge

Tannin - even the exceptionally good ones? Had a bad court experience have you? Done some time have you? Got a brain have you?

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by judge johnny on 08/17/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “You judge the judge

No evaluation needed. Thow them all out!

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 08/17/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Minimum wage on Colorado ballot

>Of course, not everyone is happy about the prospect. Americans for Prosperity Colorado, backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, released a statement claiming that raising the minimum wage won't reduce poverty and will reduce jobs in the state by tens of thousands.

Of course, the Indy, in its liberal biased cluelessness, has to add a shot at them in the article as a matter of course.

Nevermind that a minimum wage hike is also a tax hike and is a disaster for the economy and small businesses.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 08/17/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “If voters approve, could ColoradoCare really pay for itself? It's complicated

In simple terms, we taxpayers can't afford this mess.

A tripling of income taxes on fixed-income seniors and small business owner/operators?

A doubling of the state government, placed in the hands of one board?

A single board deciding what get covered for care and when and what doesn't?

NO THANKS!

VOTE NO on 69. It's a kind of screwing we don't want.

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 08/17/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Explosives, junk contribute to Vista Grande neighborhood tensions

Who owns the house? If his mother owns the house, she is entirely responsible for the upkeep and it doesn't matter who is the tenant. The house next to our home is a Victorian tuned into 5 apartments. If we have an issue with any of the tenants or upkeep of the property, we call the landlord. It's then the responsibility of the landlord to ensure the property is maintained or the tenant in question is handled appropriately. If the landlord is not responsive in a timely manner, we call regularly for a couple of days and if the property is unsightly or unsafe - usually goes hand in hand - we then contact code enforcement.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 08/17/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

Milt_Johnson,

You point was lost in the fact you are pointing at the NSSI which is an entirely different USAF unit. The RNSSI is not affilited with NSSI nor do they teach astrodynamics. In all fairness, if you are going to poke, please make sure you are poking the correct organization.

40 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Gael Fox on 08/17/2016 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

A Major has a leadership position and he has a captive audience. What objective is he trying to achieve by making such a point with his studied and marked up bible? Does he want everyone to know how humble he is or perhaps he wants everyone to know how much he loves Christ? No matter what his objective, the NSSI is for learning astrodynamics. It is not a place of worship and this display is inappropriate. How did he arrive at this decision? Maybe he should resign his commission and go start a church somewhere, because it would be better to have a copy of “Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications”, or “Understanding Space” on display as those books are not some bronze age fantasy. He has brought disgrace and discredit to his organization.

18 likes, 80 dislikes
Posted by Milt_johnson on 08/17/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

The mission of the military is to defend our diverse nation - not promote religion. A military person's sworn oath is to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States...and bear true faith and allegiance to the same". The Constitution provides for separation of church & state & prohibits public imposition of private religious beliefs on other Americans (USA Constitution 101). Military service is public, religious beliefs are private. Military persons who do not comprehend this and disrespect, dishonor & disregard our Constitution and their sworn oath need to be disciplined & required to take a refresher course on the Constitution & their oath. A patriotic American disabled veteran (Vietnam) & retired Army airborne officer.

26 likes, 64 dislikes
Posted by John Compere on 08/17/2016 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

A Major, a person who by virtue of his position within the unit, unofficially creating a culture of religious "correctness?" He appears to be serving the wrong master at his desk.

20 likes, 62 dislikes
Posted by Mark Gray on 08/17/2016 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

have you people gone insane Dont say Jesus Dont say Christ but the government is shoving islam down our throats and the first time some devil worshiper or a muslim gets there so called religious feeling HURT here we go Toltrance is going NO it is destroying this country and I still dont know one person who voted for Obama and no will know or understand how why when where Hilery has become Your military commander Now go put your dress on and sent all your real woman into COMBAT Fools better wake up theirs something wrong with this new world DIS ORDER

45 likes, 39 dislikes
Posted by fairlady280 on 08/17/2016 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Explosives, junk contribute to Vista Grande neighborhood tensions

"wild-haired, bearded and more than a bit disheveled"

"Britten didn't show for his latest court date, sparking a municipal court warrant for his arrest...the El Paso County Court also has two warrants out for Britten's arrest"

"the police bomb squad showed up at the house and detonated what appeared to be a "homemade explosive device."

"Britten freely admits he's a meth addict, saying he became a heroin addict at age 11, and his mother got him off the drug and out of homelessness when he was 13. He says he was drinking heavily when he met a girl and fell in love around the age of 20"

"Britten says he and his two roommates are trying to get their lives together, but he freely admits "it's failed dramatically." With the explosives gone, the Britten household has gone back to being what it has long been to the neighborhood: an eyesore"

"Britten also has warrants for failure to appear for court dates relating to probation from drug charges and a burglary that he says was of metal from an "abandoned" lot. Britten says he was unaware of the warrants, explaining that he mixed up one of his court dates with one of Rozsa's court dates. He also says his lack of a car has kept him from the courts"

Yet he continues to move freely about, an addict with multiple warrants, potentially endangering his neighbors.

Britten's mother, who, she says, simply, "Kids will be kids."

Fine, then she can care for him, since he obviously can't do it himself...

12 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by LibertyForAll on 08/17/2016 at 4:11 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

Many Military Units have only God to Pray to about the risk and stress of Duty.

Over all the Centuries of conflict and casualties.

Morality and Ethics in War always return to God because Civil Law provides no
explanation of the forgiveness and rebirth known as Peace.

MRFF stuck in Legal Paradox of Civil Law..................only Spiritual and Natural Law sustain
Mankind's Soul and Purpose in Warfare.

44 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by frank1946 on 08/17/2016 at 3:17 AM

Re: “Ex-Memorial employee sues UCH

Wow, how horrible, you walk in to be saved and you may not walk out alive.

Since the transition MH has gone to pots.

Silly rabbitts tricks are kids

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Posted by lilithia on 08/16/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Ex-Memorial employee sues UCH

Wow, how horrible. You walk in to be saved and you end up dead because Memorial Hospital can't disinfect the instruments.

Good grief since the transition MH has gone to pots.
Silly rabbit trick s are for kids

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lilithia on 08/16/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Yes when you join the military they critcize EVERYTHING you do and give you instructions for EVERYTHING!! Especially officers. There is a reason for it. They need to know you can follow simple instructions that do not matter before they give you major instructions in which lives will be at stake if they are not adhered too. It isn't bullying, it isn't racist and it isn't brainwashing you into a cult. It is a carefully developed plan for the cadets professional development. It is not perfect ofcourse, and every branch is constantly adjusting their regimen, but the military has been developing soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen for over 240 years, and in doing so have developed the finest and deadliest military in the world. With such a track record, they will not conform to the individual, but rather require the individual to conform into what they know they need him/her to be

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Eric Steyskal on 08/14/2016 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Poor guy couldn't hang with what is done to every Cadet. Got to be tougher than that. Pity party article.

15 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Maverick on 08/13/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “New twist might change House District 17's voting behavior

you go Tony you are by far the best candidate!

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Posted by Sharon Berthrong on 08/12/2016 at 2:14 PM

Re: “City, Broadmoor negotiating over portions of the city's water system

When the City's PUBLIC WORKS properties are at stake public discussions and citizen input should take place at the very beginning of the process. The way this city administration works is to first secure a deal and then try to "sell the finalized deal" to the citizens of this community. Public Works property is protected property. Historic Parkland and water resources are the CROWN JEWELS of our communiy's real estate holdings! They can never be replaced once they are "disposed of".

Word has it that the Broadmoor has submitted a WRITTEN CLAIM FOR MILLIONS against the city blaming it for their golf course sliding off the mountain. Now they're currently using that bargaining chip to intimidate the city to "sell, trade, swap, transfer, or dispose of" our valuable water resource.

My take on the sliding golf course is that when the Broadmoor bulldozed the golf course, and tore out all the scrub oaks that bordered each fairway on Broadmoor South golf course, that was the cause of their property sliding down the mountain.

I wonder if the Broadmoor is using the same "environmental expert" they used to support the Sale of Strawberry Field who claimed the City is better off financially by giving away their PUBLIC WORKS property!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Steve Price on 08/12/2016 at 10:03 AM

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