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

Obviously he did not grow up watching Mr Rogers or Sesame Street. He knows nothing about keeping promises, being kind and compassionate or working with others.

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Posted by Lenora McAndrews Degen on 02/14/2017 at 5:03 PM

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

NPR chief fundraising coordinator says NPR would be better off without federal funding. So maybe the editor and chief along with journalists of this paper are the ones who are out of touch. In 2011 $50 mill was cut by a measure Senate passed. This isn't something new and you may well educate yourself on what popular vote really means. NPR has lost touch with the people and also not the best source for education. If a teacher has to use this instead of national geographic. We'll that's your first major issue. Teachers who shouldn't be teaching.

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Posted by John Wood on 02/14/2017 at 4:52 PM

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

Was Lamborn not raised on Sesame Street, Electric Company and Mr. Rogers? PBS is the standard-bearer for educational television. I am proud to be a Sesame Street kid.

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Posted by thewindcriesmary on 02/14/2017 at 4:42 PM

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

Of course NPR is distrusted among conservatives. They eliminate the smoke amongst the Conservative mirrors.

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Posted by Lynne Bliss on 02/14/2017 at 3:02 PM

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

I already feel pretty secure, but I'll never feel too smart. Unfortunately, NPR is typically distrusted among conservatives, so he's unlikely to change his mind.

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Posted by Matt 2 on 02/14/2017 at 9:15 AM

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

Do you hand your dollar to the beggar standing on the median or do you hand it to a non-profit homeless organization. At the moment neither seems to be a solution.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/13/2017 at 1:32 PM

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

homeless charitys are fake......thay say thay give but thay do not

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Posted by Aaron Silverstein on 02/13/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “The law of the land

Um the thought of local law enforcemwnt taking on this extra reaponsibility will result in lawless in the forest. Have you ever had to dial 911 lately, "your call is very important to us. Please stay on the line, your call will be answered in the order it was received." Local law enforcement does not have the budget or staffing levels to do this.

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Posted by Suzanne Howell Burkle on 02/12/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The law of the land

The issue is somewhat different than explained. Generally, local control is better than federal control for issues such as parks because the citizens that use the parks are the ones that care the most. Local control is better than federal control because citizens have the ability to meet with local elected officials for any issues.

The threat of hikers being arrested by untrained forest rangers is concerning. There are many recent examples where the threat of enforcement has been used by the U.S. Forest Service against the local hiking community:

---At the public meetings for Jones Park, the U.S. Forest Service prominently displayed signs at every meeting with the penalties (jail time and fine) for hiking in the area. While the public continued to use the area, the threat of enforcement was used as an intimidation tactic. No one was arrested, but why threaten the thousands of users that summer? [even Doug Lamborn was run over by the USFS on this issue - his office did hike in protest of the ban].

---At the Bear Creek Roundtable, the U.S. Forest Service continues to push for enforcement of penalties against local hikers (proposed ordinance against off-trail hiking was recently discussed). The Historic Trail is scheduled for closure this summer, and the U.S. Forest Service maintains that local hikers will be dragged into federal court if they hike off-trail.

In the example cited at Mount Herman, I do not understand why the county sheriff would not be able to enforce a ban on shooting. The law to reimburse local agencies for the cost of enforcement seems reasonable.

Misuse of the power of enforcement is the concern. I prefer local control, supervised by an elected official, to what I have seen by the U.S. Forest Service. The criminal activity cited is: local hikers being off-trail. Not much of a crime except to the federal government. Why not leave this to the discretion of the local sheriff?

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Posted by MChaussee on 02/11/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Game over

So many great memories and lifetime friends were made was just talking about the bar to my sister in law and we both were there but didn't know each other at that time. v Thank you very well written article

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Posted by Anthony Gonzales on 02/10/2017 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John, I've always enjoyed your perspective and your wit. I will miss your column in the Indy.

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Posted by Deborah Muehleisen on 02/09/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

Much love my friend!

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Posted by Krista Heinicke on 02/09/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “No separation of Church and Trump

those pesky facts are not inflammatory editorials. gorsuch put that label, fascist, into his yearbook quotation... himself. denying reproductive health insurance is what this religious freak did with the hobby lobby decision. these are the real facts... you alternative reality dumbasses can believe what ever you want.

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Posted by happyfew on 02/08/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John: Thanks for your refreshing and insightful columns. You WILL be missed.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/08/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

I wish you the best and enjoyed your columns for our few years in CoSps. I've seen this coming for sometime ... columns bemoaning how the city ignores every chance to improve itself, the destructive power of stupid voters using TABOR to degrade their own city and it still begs questions about why people vote against their own best interests and piss in their own beer. It wasn't our home town, so we left last year for places with adult supervision and no TABOR. Thanks again for great columns and trying your best to improve what could be an amazing place.

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Posted by OldCrank on 02/08/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “No separation of Church and Trump

Sadly, I could not really read this article, bumping into two misleading statements immediately ("possible teenage fascist Neil Gorsuch" , "denying medical coverage for certain care, like reproductive health"). Please, oh please, lets have some real journalism instead of inflammatory editorials.

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Posted by Elle Ameno on 02/08/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John, thanks for your stories over the years. You will truly be missed. Best wishes for your future endeavors, which should include warm sandy beaches.

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Posted by gregR on 02/08/2017 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

John, I'll miss your acerbic wit!

As for that place in Tahiti, I'd go for that. Warm weather soothes old bodies. A tropical drink with one of those umbrellas listening to the surf...

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Posted by billd on 02/08/2017 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Bigots, racists and Dominionist Christians rejoice in Trump presidency

Amount of debt... Hmmm rich, wealthy, heaven... Such foolishness, I was hoping that dominionist christian would be defined in this article, what a blowhard.

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Posted by k okaymistet on 02/07/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

ASA WAAA thats the way it is. My personal thoughts on Trump are beginning to show themselves and its going to be a long painful 4 years. But regardless of my personal feelings it is what it is. The same thing I said to all the yahoos that didnt want Obama. In my opinion the only fair way is the EC. If ya didnt want him or Bush in office find someone that will appeal to everyone in this Country. Someone that can get the EC votes so every voice can be heard. You gripe because your person got more votes and lost the election well everyone in the less populated parts of this Country would gripe if they lost every election. How else would you or anyone else make it happen without someone getting the short end? Get over it man fight and voice your opinion with what were working with not what you think should be. Should be wont get a thing done.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/06/2017 at 3:54 PM

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