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Re: “City inspectors watch contractors to be sure road projects are done right

Nice of them to take a bow, but guess what? The repair job done on the Austin Bluffs Parkway at Union Blvd was very poorly done. It will clearly require additional work. Apparently nobody can be trusted nowadays.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/07/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “City inspectors watch contractors to be sure road projects are done right

They could go a long way towards keeping the roads in good shape if they simply pulled the blasted weeds out of the medians and shoulders...

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Posted by Tannim on 09/07/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Mental illness does not usually lead to violence

The Indy will never get around to printing articles, news or anything informative it seems to me. The main story and this one is about "mental illness" with just the right amount of anti-gun rhetoric. What part of a person's "mental" becomes ill I ask you?

Of course the pro-marijuana slant is included "he smoked "a lot of pot," though they thought the drug actually seemed to calm him." Let me inform you that marijuana can trigger anxiety attacks in many people. It is not a wonder drug and actually is a combination of drugs. Several anxiety attacks can become a lifelong ordeal as anxiety itself creates more.
Next we have:"people can get the wrong idea about mental health based on media stories". No kidding?! I did not know that until just now!

Tell me how did police not have any power of arrest over the person that clearly committed assault and battery? THAT is the anti-gun answer is not? Police will protect us when firearms are banned right?
This is another sad piece of non-journalism. Nobody will ever get educated from this "paper" and might even think nothing at all is going on in the world.

Finally! "the vast majority of people with a mental health issue are never going to mow down innocent civilians with an automatic weapon." Since automatic weapons require stringent guidelines be followed to own one and their price tag is easily out of most persons reach it is safe to say that using one as described will actually NEVER happen.
HOWEVER,
if you wish to doubt me I will make you a wager Ms. J. Buy yourself a functioning automatic weapon, wherever it is you think you can buy one, a real one not a prop, that does not belong to someone else such as a loaner, you must be the sole owner and show it to me personally (we will even fire it to be sure it is real) all within 48 hours from now and I will give you every firearm that I might own to do with what you will. Deal? 48 hours starting now. Go!

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 09/06/2016 at 9:13 PM

Re: “CC and the FAC finalize details of takeover agreement

I wonder how many of the artists represented in the worlds great museums have terminal degrees........

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Posted by hippyhelper on 09/06/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “CC and the FAC finalize details of takeover agreement

This move is nothing more than an act of desperation. Entities like this need to foster community interest, something that the FAC mostly failed at. Unfortunately Colorado College isn't much better at it, thus I expect this place to continue as a backwater destination instead of the jewel it really could be.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 09/06/2016 at 11:27 AM
Posted by TruB on 09/02/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

People going out of their way to tell you what to do, or think are_______
Unless of course you agree with their thoughts.
What is freedom?

Posted by 4Common Sense on 09/02/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Railroaded for domestic-violence defendants, El Paso Countys fast track may not always lead to justice

I was arrested walking down the sidewalk, they thought I was someone else but when they ran my name I had a warrant for harassment from a county away I never lived in from a year ago. I only went to this town of Durango Colorado for a Dr appointment a couple times. I had no idea who I harassed or what even was goin on. Worst off it was a Wednesday in another town on a holiday weekend coming. So I wouldn't be able to see a judge until Tuesday of the next week in another town I Dont even know after bein transported. Luckily after $790.00 I was released with a court date.No knowledge of who I "harassed" last year. Apparently like it says its an instant. Warrant if someone says you harassed them with no notification and laplata county seals their records after issuing a warrant so you can't even look up if you have one just by chance. Its a mandatory arrest at least a night in jail. Then the penalty is 6 months and a $50.00 dollar fine. How does that go together?? That's if you Dont take a plea or 12 step program and pay out the butt.

Posted by zoney01 on 09/02/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Efforts are underway to improve mental health care in Colorado, but there's a long road ahead

Here’s more on mental health parity: Check the safe harbor for outpatient benefits at --http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=2973

Posted by JEngdahlJ on 09/02/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Mixed blessings

I just "happened" on this site, but I know something about Andrew and Jamie Wommack personally. I was a volunteer at their ministry in the 1980s and 90s before we had to move away. They are for real christians, compassionate, sincerely dedicated to the Lord. They preach the word of God, I have never known anyone with more knowledge of the scriptures then Andrew Wommack, and he lives the word. Why don`t you read the word and find out?As for their sons, I have grown sons myself and in their teens they rebelled, many a parent finds that with all that is going on in society, your child can go the wrong direction, through no fault of the parents. You cannot blame parents for everything. It may well be Jamie and Andrew knew about some of their sons actions( they did not condone them), I knew some of the things about my boys but no matter what I said or did though, my boys seemed to be determined to continue their direction at the time. Now many years later, my sons are excellent husbands and fathers now as a matter of fact they are grandfathers. I do not blame my sons for every action of my grandchildren, I am an intelligent reasonable thinking person who knows the adult doing the deed is responsible for their own actions. What is the matter with some of you parents, you know better then to blame a parent for everything your child does. Woodland Park is benefiting from that Christian College, just let one of your family members get sick and at deaths door and you`ll be contacting Charis Bible College(If you`re smart) for prayer and they WILL pray. I know how Andrew runs his office. They love to pray and "Faith worketh by LOVE" as is said in scripture. My God, how satan has deceived many people into saying ugly things about people who truly love.

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Posted by Jo Brown on 09/02/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

Blessings?! If you consider draining all of a communities resources like food banks and clothes closets because charis encourages people to answer gods call at all costs, which leads to people dropping everything and bringing their families to a new place with absolutely no way to support them self. A FACT that the the dean of students brushes off as something they dont encourage and so people like that are not their problem to help support. Or the fact that this giant compound pays no taxes so is a massive strain on emergency services. Or that the town he built in was only 7000 people and 1000 students are starting this fall with hopes for thousands more in the future. Anyone with half a brain can tell you that a community that small can not sustain that type of rapid growth. There isnt housing available to locals let alone thousands more so prices are no linger attaunable to people whonhave been here for generationa. Its crushing this town not blessing it! More like a tick that is going to bleed it dry until there is nothing left

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Posted by noway on 09/01/2016 at 7:29 AM

Re: “CO House District 18 race is assured

Pete, thanks for the great representation you have given us! It's been a pleasure knowing you have our backs. We have yours in November!

Posted by Paula George on 09/01/2016 at 12:55 AM

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

The article on John Britten was missing some important details I was interested in finding out. How long has Mr. Britten's family been in the Springs, what about the father (i.e. past military), which schools did the family attend (i.e. D11), past employers, who introduced him to drugs in the Springs, etc. In short, was Mr. Britten and his family typical long term residents of the Springs or are they from another community where these issues are also a problem and they came to the Springs on their slide down the ladder (continuous police, courts, and jail cycle)? Please let us know.

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Posted by TFC on 08/31/2016 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

My Lord is coming to earth from glory. I am waiting for that home coming day. Exactly what the Bible is telling us. Having an open BIBLE on the desk at Peterson Air Force base
gave more and more time of reminding that our only God was the only God from the beginning and the end.

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Posted by Aaron Alokoa on 08/31/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Fountain Creek district is poised to tackle a long list of flood-control projects

Trying to restore to the past what Nature has decided to make into the present is a fool's errand.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/31/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Efforts are underway to improve mental health care in Colorado, but there's a long road ahead

With the advent of DSM-V declaring everything to be a mental illness, this initiative needs to fail, period. Using vice taxes to influence behavior simply doesn't work, and the first key to mental health reform is not more money but smarter diagnosis and treatment by unbiased and competent professionals, of which the profession is sorely lacking.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/31/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “When students develop intellectual property on campus, who owns the rights?

No one. Ideas are non-scarce and therefore not subject to private ownership. "IP" is illegitimate property rights.

Posted by Mike Morris on 08/30/2016 at 4:12 AM

Re: “Tyler Walker added to 'Brady list'

How the hell he still have a job????

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Posted by Rafael Rodriguez Jr. on 08/28/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Audrey, the council is driven by public opinion, at least the opinions of those who get out and vote. I agree with you about added rules and regulations hampering the budget, but it's the squeaky wheels that get the grease and Suthers is pretty conservative...

There are too many people and too few resources (natural and otherwise) to cover all the bases. This problem will continue to grow because that's all it can do. Fearful people (the squeaky wheels) will continue to promote paranoia and "stronger enforcement of the laws" as we move steadily toward authoritarianism. Personally, I'm anti-disestablishmentarian myself - I'm for government that works for everyone!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/27/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

"55% of the budget is spent on police and fire" perhaps if council and Suthers didn't need to waste time and money making new ordinances over plants, there wouldn't be as much money spent? Looks like some more propaganda excuses from Suthers as to why...

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 08/27/2016 at 11:11 AM

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