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Re: “Homeless locals share their most prized possessions

SOAR Caseworkers work with homeless individuals to help them apply for Social Security disability benefits. We advocate for & journey with our clients during the initial & recon applications. Your state Coalition to End Homelessness should be able to direct you to them. If you don't have a SOAR Program - your area needs one!!!

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Posted by Meg McBride Stuart on 12/21/2016 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

And don't forget - there are more of us than there are of them! You don't lose until you quit.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/21/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Homeless street paper will launch January 1

Hi this is Raven from the Echo and we will be offering subscriptions for donations if someone would like to get a monthly subscription

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Posted by Raven Canon on 12/21/2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Chancellor to retire, Save Cheyenne vows appeal, and more

Thank you once again Pam, for your concise and factual wrap-up of the efforts taken on behalf of North Cheyenne Canon Park and Strawberry Fields thus far. A fresh perspective is never a bad thing.
We all know what the stalwart voters in 1885 meant to do. That someone a century later should choose to subvert those intentions for the sake of money shouldn't surprise anyone. A sense of unease brought on by this end run around the wishes of both present day and long-dead voters is best felt by people who care. Those who do not care very likely feel nothing other than the heft of good old American dollars in their pockets. As if money can compare to the betrayal of public trust.

In our country, under current social norms, it is lawfully held that violating the spirit of the law while adhering to the letter of the law is unfair.

Consider these synonyms for the word unfair:
unjust, inequitable, prejudiced, biased, discriminatory, one-sided, unequal, uneven, unbalanced, partisan, inconsiderate, thoughtless, insensitive, selfish, spiteful, mean, undeserved, unmerited, unreasonable,unjustified, unsporting, dirty, underhanded and dishonorable.

No wonder Mayor Suthers didn't list the Broadmoor Land Swap among his list of achievements in 2016.

Posted by doonya on 12/21/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Homeless locals share their most prized possessions

Thank you for doing this article. I was homeless for years here, until finally getting SSI with the help of others. I'm no longer homeless, but their plight remains in my heart, as it will throughout the rest of my life.
More stories, showing that many homeless are NOT drug-addicts or leeches are in dire need. Far too many folks are getting ignored and left behind, because of the idea that they are all lost causes or worse.
Thank you for helping to humanize my brothers & sisters...for who else will?

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Posted by Cameron Stone on 12/21/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Homeless street paper will launch January 1

Looking forward to Reading this new publication! So will there be any actual places to get a copy, or will people need to try to locate a standing vendor?

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Posted by Pamela Van Wyck on 12/21/2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Locals urge Obama to protect the Grand Canyon before it's too late

Permanent? No matter one's views on the issue, arbitrary royal decrees are not permanent and can be undone by later arbitrary royal decrees. That "phone and a pen" thing is a bitch.

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Posted by John Howell on 12/21/2016 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Planned Parenthood, NARAL plan for the storm ahead

Thank you, Ms Stein, for your accurate well-written news story, reminding us that women's reproductive rights are being taken away by the states and are now badly threatened again at the federal level. I hope people are donating to the organizations who are working hard to protect rights, volunteering at the medical clinics that are licensed, and supporting other women like Ms Blackburn (not her real name). The public needs to stay aware!

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Posted by Lady Activist on 12/19/2016 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

It's nice to see all you right-wing nuts getting your panties in a wad about an obscure and very relevant clause in the Constitution - nervous, are you?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/18/2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Wyman, I wasn't going to dignify your adolescent and uninformed response with a reply, but here goes: In the Trump world there are no checks and balances. Remember him saying that if he's President he could do what he wanted? With the Congress he now has he can do that. Hold on to your shorts, boy, or you're gonna lose 'em!

Look up 'corporatism', 'oligarchy', 'supply side economics', 'unlimited annual growth', 'nepotism', 'trickle-down economics' and get back to us - all of us, not just your wealthy friends.

I've been on the edge all of my adult life because of ignorant jackasses like you - keep it up - I might stroke out (LOL - I'm in it for the long haul - don't get your hopes up!

BTW, a "whack job" is a professional hit. Try more accurate terminology. I like passionate patriot. You'd be surprised at all I already have to say about what goes on. You think Hollywood doesn't have a say? We've already had a B actor for President - now we get a reality (right) show p...y grabber and WWE fan. Hollywood DOES run the show.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/18/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Matt 2, the point is that the population is generally not qualified or sane enough to elect qualified people. A popular vote would have made it possible for Hollywood to run this country. Michael Jackson would have been president. Would you want someone like vietnamized to have any say at all in anything? Absolutely not! He is a whack-job on the edge and there are a million more like him.
People are foretelling doom but we only need to recognize the propaganda that emanates from Washington DC, checks and balances take care of the rest. It is always good when one party shoots down the other party's legislation. Richard Nixon did untold damage with his war on drugs and the creation of the DEA and THAT was all propaganda. The people bought it hook line and sinker, Once something is law it is hard to undo. If they would stick to the Constitution they couldn't stick it to us.
Shut up in advance vietnamized, don't care about your opinion of me or anyone else,

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 12/17/2016 at 11:42 PM

Re: “PPACG employee claims she was fired because of her illness

What in the hell is Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments? And EEOC is at the service to employers. Human decency is uncommon among those who hire employees, they do as they please and if you don't like it then it sucks to be you.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 12/17/2016 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood, NARAL plan for the storm ahead

murderous religious freaks have been sticking their noses into women's crotches for decades. holier than thou attitudes leave them to believe they should have control over every woman's body because of their fairy tale book they like to cherry pick.

as for the p***y grabber president elect, we will wait and see what his take on this is this week... he does think he should have control of every woman's body... to grab.

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Posted by happyfew on 12/16/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

And don't get me started on the emoluments clause - Article II, Section 9 - and let's not forget NEPOTISM!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Duh - it's http://asktheelectors.org

Having been around the military all of my life I'm pretty worked up about foreign interference in our election...

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

BTW, Abadi Dirt, pants-pooping is what draft dodgers like Ted Nugent do when they don't want to get shot at - was that your tactic?

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

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

BTW, Priss. Hillary has a present 2.8 MILLION vote lead. That's the will of the people!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

YAY, CHUCK DOUDNA! Couldn't have said it more succinctly for these morons myself!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Matt2 - The purpose of the Electoral College is beautifully and fully stated in Federalist 68 by Alexander Hamilton - take a break from the dab and read it. The language is a little stilted - you might have to get the dictionary out, but do it anyway - for yourself, your children and your country.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Priss, the States cannot supersede Federal Law. They can penalize "unfaithful electors", but that's all. All State laws that bind electors are unconstitutional. Period. When we caucused we were subjected to the same pledge...but then we didn't know that the Russian government was going to be behind the hacks and the drip drip drip of leaks too WikiLeaks and subsequently to the good ol' "liberal" media (my aching red ass they are).

The interference President Obama was talking about was the hacking of voting machines - do YOU remember that? This had nothing to do with the voting machines...it was disinformation, which has been a KGB/FSB tactic all over the world for decades. Putin is a master spy and a master puppeteer, and, if you voted for Trump you elected Putin - dummy! The Baltic states (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, if you're geographically challenged as well as Constitutionally challenged), the Ukraine, Romania, Czech Republic, the rest of the former Soviet Union - they are all at risk. And so are you, whether you choose to believe it or not. Wake up. NOW!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 11:36 AM

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