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Re: “Promise Lee on what's next for Hillside community

Thank you Patience for turning the dialogue on Black History Month inward and showing how we can build on history's accomplishments! Pastor Lee and others have built beautiful foundations in the Hillside neighborhood, look forward to seeing how the neighborhood continues to grow under such strong leadership.

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Posted by RMarkwardt on 02/19/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Has anyone else noticed that the ones that have screamed the loudest about the rights of the people and institutions in this country for the last eight years. Are now the ones trying there hardest to shut everyone up but themselves.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/18/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

The letter writer is partly correct, as it is noticeable to long time readers that the Indy has recently become just another liberal crying towel instead of maintaining its longstanding position as the true representative of the fourth estate for this area. Perhaps it is time to consider changing the name of this publication, as "Independent" is now a misnomer.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/18/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

"Low Mentality People" sounds like the name of a nihilistic, teenage rock band.

I often find those who complain about the poor intelligence of those with whom they disagree, are projecting.

As Henry David Thoreau once wrote, people who get labeled as half-wits often have half again as much wit as their fellows, but the average person can only perceive one-third of it.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/18/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

Mr. Harvey,

Thank you for your letter regarding homelessness. I agree with you that homelessness is a problem and I am very sorry to hear that you have struggled with it in the past. I can only imagine the difficulties you must have faced. I have never been homeless myself, nor personally known a homeless person, but I have done what I could to help. I have donated many items to homeless shelter, bought meals for homeless people and families in need, and I have helped serve meals at the homeless shelter. I feel very blessed to be in a position to do what I can to help those in need.

While I see your point of view on homeless people needing safe places where they can shower, obtain clean clothes, hot meals, and sleep, not everybody is in a position to provide this. I understand and agree that lives matter more than money, but not everybody is going to be comfortable opening their homes to complete strangers. I do not think this makes them bad people or worthless. There are many other ways people can and do help.

For example, people can donate socks, gloves, clothes, coats or household items. People can donate their time to helping out at a homeless shelter or delivering needed items directly to the homeless. People can also start clothing drives or fundraisers to help homeless programs. While to some this may not seem like enough, to others, this is life changing. I encourage everybody to get out and do what they can to help the homeless population. A little bit can go a long way.

Thank you!

Mrs. Perry, Colorado Springs

Posted by PerryLL on 02/17/2017 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

TeeJ Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who make such assumptions based on their own narrow viewpoint which is created by bigotry, ignorance and immaturity.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/17/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Mr. Slocum:

"Whatever happened to decency and common sense?"

I think your President discarded all that when he started his campaign. Don't look for it to make a return for at least 4 years. It' just not his style.

As for the resistance that you seem to abhor, ask yourself this question: What, exactly, has Mr. Trump done to bring all Americans into his MAGA plan?

I'll help you out here. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Zip. And he won't be bothering to do so, since he is only concerned with his base. The rest of us are his enemies. And, as he has said himself, he crushes his enemies. He has no intention of uniting with anyone but his supporters.

Pardon my cynicism, but when the damage is piling up in DC, the Indy is doing a public service by tracking and documenting that damage for its readers. You need to adjust your tolerance for poop. DJT is feeding it to us daily.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/17/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

An old man who lacks the vocabulary to make a point.
Back in 2008 the indy ran an article on Duane that he didn't trust government and now he doesn't want to hear about the lack of trusting the government.

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Posted by TruB on 02/17/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who voted him into office.

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Posted by TeeJ on 02/17/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

I have been given the look many times in my life starting at 3 years old when I had shoulder length wavy auburn hair. Rude people would come up to me and ask, What are you a boy or a girl? I was confused by this question since I knew the my mom and sister were girls and I was like them, but I felt more like I was one of my brothers. As an adult, I have been given the look when someone questioning my gender sees me in the womens bathroom. I have been given angry sneers. I was shunned by my Christian ministry after 10 years of celibacy and service because I was a sexual suspect, a person that is under suspicion of being deviant. I was not, I was a child that was misunderstood and after being sexually assaulted numerous times as a defenseless child, I decided I didnt want anything to do with sex or relationships.

But I find it very interesting that others feel that they can judge me not by my actions, but their religious beliefs. Maybe they need to read their Bibles again on how Christ treated the others, and that God said the Greatest Commandment is to love God with all of you heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself. Still waiting for conservatives to get this point when they say its their right to disregard my rights as an American citizen. Looking forward to this court case going to the Supreme Court and see how the Highest Judges of our Nation rule on this issue.

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Posted by guruD on 02/16/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

Judges Shut Down Antigay Florist, Case Could Head to Supreme Court

After being shut down this week by the Washington Supreme Court in a 9-0 decision, florist Baronelle Stutzman is not giving up her fight to refuse service to same-sex couples.
Even though she previously served Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed, Stutzman the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland refused to provide bouquets for their 2013 wedding. Stutzman cited "my relationship with Jesus Christ" as the reason for denying service, Buzzfeed reports.


http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/…

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Posted by guruD on 02/16/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

like it has been stated countless times in this village... focus on your own dysfunctional family you creeps!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 02/16/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Dreams of urban singletrack coming true in Colorado Springs

Thanks for the great story Tim, just may be the best yet. Thank you.

Posted by Jon Severson on 02/16/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

Great article. If you're using religion to dehumanize and shame other human beings, then you're doing it wrong. If our faith does not lead us to show love and kindness to all of God's children, including Trans-humans, then we've made religion about us, and not God. No one appointed us to be judge. Come on, people! Using ancient texts to justify hate and exclusion is the opposite of love. And you claim to follow Jesus?

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Posted by Bryan Christopher on 02/16/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

The solution is simple, but I know some will go to great lengths to make it convoluted and most of that stems from being judgemental and arrogant... but the solution to help the homeless is to simply give them homes. It is not hard to do, and is less costly than what taxpayers must shell out in services. It also gives a homeless person a new outlook, a fresh start that was a complete impossibility before. When you are down, it is hard to get up again, I do not care what some say about "picking up oneself by their bootstraps" because that is an arcane and asinine expression. We live in a system that is awash with laws that merely provide for punishment, and if the price of a mistake is too steep then more punishment is added and farther down one goes. Our government has transformed itself into an aristocracy of sorts, and they spend our money on idiotic projects, pass legislation that is regulating people out of work and business. Government meddles in everything. It was not designed to be that way, but people just started accepting it. Government has never once solved a problem, but people go nuts over elections proving how ignorant they truly are. Elections can best be called "Hire a liar".

Help the homeless, give them a home. Do not ask that they jump through hoops or pass tests. Do not meddle in their lives; just give them a goddam house. Do not tell me that it would be unfair to those who purchased a house because I will respond with, yes, life is not fair. If you prefer to see or know some people are out in the cold, then shame on you, you are no better than anyone else. In fact if you think you are better you are actually worse. There, but for the grace of God, go I...

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/16/2017 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

This representative is out of touch with his constituents I would love to attend a town hall with him!!!!

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Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 02/15/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

I detest the political parties and have cast more votes for third parties than the two mega parties. When I listen to NPR or watch PBS I see lapdogs for the left.

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Posted by Scott 1 on 02/15/2017 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

The Feds shouldn't be in the TV and radio business. There's plenty of support for these programs in the private sector, thus they will do just fine. The Feds can use that half a billion dollars for better things.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/14/2017 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Ben McFall - when was the last time you listened to NPR or watched PBS? I think your misconception may come from a stereotype held by the right. Also, Sesame Street is still on, along with other quality children's programs, that people can access without paying for a cable subscription.

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Posted by Diana H on 02/14/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

The bigger issue is all the Gerrymandering that has allowed Lamborn to be re-elelcted over and over. With nothing but using the Ben Franklin free mail he continues to never debate and wins his seat. For years I've heard how he needs to be voted out and for years I've voted against him and it shows how a group just votes for the R as in rather than for their own best interest.

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Posted by TruB on 02/14/2017 at 6:58 PM

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