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Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

"I said repeal, and rewrite." -- Lil mick

You can do one or the other.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/14/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

"50 dead Americans, another 53 injured.

We won't let someone on the terror watch list board an airplane, but they can buy a military style assault weapon. That is just stupid!!" -- Lil Mick

First, you mix up the Terror Watch List and the No Fly List. They are not the same.

Second, there is no due process in the Terror Watch List. It was only designed for information and intelligence gathering and sharing and nothing else. Studies by the GAO and ACLU show that the majority of the people on the list actually have no ties to terrorism. And it wasn't all that long ago that people were complaining that they were being placed on the list because of criticizing the government.

Third, the gunman was not on either list at the time the firearms were purchased or at the time of the shooting.

"Don't get rid of it, but we need to be a bit more explicit than "arms". "

Arms is pretty explicit.

"This amendment as is... is useless!! "

Not at all.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/14/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey, Susan. Why does the Bible say we don't have life till God breaths life into us and gives us what is referred to as "breath life" or "soul life"? When we die it is said we "give our last breath" and our soul goes back to God. Maybe God wanted it this way so pre-born or fetus' are murdered by abortion, miscarriage or contraception. Makes more sense to me than your opinion, wouldn't you say???

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Posted by guruD on 06/14/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey, Susan. Your logic on the egg and sperm being alive is faulty. Get your head out of your Church's doctrine and look at biology instead!

If a woman has a miscarriage, is God a murderer? If a woman doesn't have babies with all of her eggs, then is she a murderer for letting them "spoil" without the man's sperm? I have never been with a man and I am 54 years old. Does this make me a murderer too?

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Posted by guruD on 06/14/2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Hey Susan....you must be a real hoot to party with. :(

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/14/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Donald Trump was right. Abortion is murder and the person who hires the hit man is just as guilty as the abortion doctor.

Life begins before conception.

A woman's egg cell is alive. It is human life not mouse life or plant life. A man's sperm cell is human life, also.

If a woman's egg cell is not fertilized by a man's sperm cell it will die. Contraception is wrong because it denies the egg cell a chance for life. Using the rhythm method to avoid pregnancy is wrong for the same reason.

In order for a man's sperm cell to have a chance for life it must be inserted into the vagina of a woman who has ovulated. For this reason masturbation is wrong and homosexuality is wrong. The rhythm method should be used to increase the chances for pregnancy.

Obviously abortion is wrong. Give life a chance.

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Posted by Susan Wright on 06/14/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

50 dead Americans, another 53 injured.

We won't let someone on the terror watch list board an airplane, but they can buy a military style assault weapon. That is just stupid!!

Nothing will happen, if we try to bring the assault weapon ban back again, the NRA will invoke the second amendment and that will end it.

This will go on forever unless we sit down, accept the wording of this amendment no longer works and update it.

Don't get rid of it, but we need to be a bit more explicit than "arms". We also need to get rid of the whole militia wording as that has no use in 2016 either.

This amendment as is... is useless!! And a hinderance to our progress in trying to evolve and move forward as a country and a people in the third millennium.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/14/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Steve Schriener appears to only be familiar with a couple people in the NRA, not the entire 75 person board.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/10/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

"Seriously Robert, simply stating "The Second Amendment" is not a conversation.

It's not even a complete sentence,"

Oh Lil Mick, so intent on displaying your ignorance. The 2nd Amendment is most definitely a complete sentence by any grammatical standard you would like to throw at it.

"The problem with the second amendment, it is without a doubt the worst worded amendment in the constitution. "

Only for those who slept through High School English. The structure of the 2nd is quite clear.

"No one can define, legally, what an "arms" is. "

So, having completely embarrassed yourself over grammar, you decide to embarrass yourself over law. The legal definition of "arms" as used in the 2nd has been established for a very long time; in a nutshell, items of common use for individual combat.

" Can you really imagine that, armed U.S. citizens fighting ISIS, or any other threat we may face, that is a joke."

Not a joke at all.

"As in the actual second amendment, the virginia clause (thank you Robert for showing us that, I found it educational). also states a reason for the amendment, it is to maintain a militia ready when called, as opposed to a standing army."

Not quite. The amendment uses the necessity of a militia as one reason, but not necessarily the only reason, to not infringe the right. The right pre-exists, all the amendment does is protect it.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/10/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “The disabled are getting up and moving

Nice piece. Let's try to use "People with Disabilities" instead of "The Disabled" in your headlines in the future OK? Please?

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Posted by Eva on 06/10/2016 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Whither Colorado Springs?

As a former Colorado Springs resident - I went to high school (Coronado), college (CC), and worked there for a few years (as a "computer programmer/analyst... remember those?) until I moved to NYC in 1981, so long ago... I miss what CS used to be. Back in the day, the "clean industry" was mostly electronics research and development. It felt kind of like the "Route 128 of the west." But even while I was still there, it started to shift. Ultra-conservatives like Will Perkins were starting to strut their stuff in the political-social arena (shoulda stuck to selling cars!), even while Richard Skorman was continuing to grow his haven for the thinking class downtown. Slowly, inevitably, those electronics makers started to be replaced by religious right organizations, lobbyists, non-profits, etc., of all kinds. It was sad to see happen, in what was otherwise such an encouraging place to live. The dramatic vistas, outdoor lifestyle, biking, hiking, camping, and skiing opportunities would, for me, start to be tarnished by the feeling that this state (and city) didn't love everyone equally. I left at the beginning of that shift, but have watched it from afar. Maybe I'm wrong about how it feels there now. I haven't been back in many years, though I'll likely visit soon. I hope there's at least a part of the feeling I once had there! It was a great life then!

Posted by Aidan Garnier on 06/10/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith...please give me an exact, concise, legally binding definition of the word "arms". If you cannot, how can you say to keep this amendment as is? Cuz, this is the problem!

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith, in regards to your comment from the last issue, I did not say just "repeal", I said repeal, and rewrite.

According to you.."That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. "

...Why not, remember I said rewrite??

According to you..."I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun"
... Mature discussions and reasonable limits aren't happening, because you can't the way this one amendment is written, this is EXACTLY the problem. Mature discussions with the NRA, seriously Judith?

According to you.. "but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either." I agree with you and I never said this.

You really did not respond to my exact comment, that is not helpful Judith.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

Judith, I did not say just "repeal", I said repeal, and rewrite.

According to you.."That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. "

...Why not, remember I said rewrite??

According to you..."I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun"
... Mature discussions and reasonable limits arent happening, because you can't the way this one amendment is written, this is EXACTLY the problem.

According to you.. "but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either." I agree with you and I never said this.

You really did not respond to my exact comment, that is not helpful Judith.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/10/2016 at 4:04 AM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

Judith....You ROCK!!

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/09/2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields, farm animals, Wayne LaPierre, Donald Trump, and more

We can't repeal the Second Amendment. That any of the Bill of Rights gets abused is unfortunate, but repealing them shouldn't be on the table. I'm all for mature discussion on the issue and reasonable limits. I also neither own nor want a gun -- but it shouldn't just be the government who does, either.

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Posted by Judith Posch on 06/09/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Academy/New Life concert, Donald Trump, reducing methane, and more

I was keeping an open mind on Rev. Latham's letter until he started talking about "liberals." The conflation of neo-conservatism with Christianity is the reason I stopped going to church years ago, though I miss the good aspects and hope to find one again.

My only worry about New Life coming to Manitou is overreach by mostly well-meaning people but some not so much trying to "save" us. That concern is not the same as trying to extend a secular agenda, but protect our community.

So maybe we could lay the liberal versus RINO arguments at the curb, and try to keep the peace. But this letter kind of confirms my initial fears about a church with not the best history meeting in City Hall of a town it doesn't seem to understand beyond stereotype.

I hope this is not the case, and we can coexist as a community.

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Posted by Judith Posch on 06/09/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Goodbye past, hello future

I appreciate John's frustration and heartache. I feel it too. But the die is cast. Colorado Springs is in a death spiral brought about a majority of poor thinking voters indoctrinated with a BIG LIE that all taxes are a waste. The lethal injection is TABOR, which has the one true aim of destroying government - destroy us.

Reading between the lines, the melancholy tone of this column implies John has given up and will go sit in the rocking chair to await father time. He and his generation gave it a shot.

The city was overtaken by regressive evangelical forces, tax cynics, and those whose stake in any future was assured by a steady outside stream of military pension money and perks that let them live in their easy money fantasyland. They hang out at Falcon Stadium and Clune Arena, scoffing at the dreams of real people trying to build something without shiploads of federal largesse while ignoring the city’s destruction at the hands of TABOR. They don’t care, they got their’s, the hell with the rest of us.

Voters elect buffoons like Doug Lamborn, Gordon Klingenschmitt and other total morons.

Gullible people are conned by pied pipers like jail-bird Doug Bruce every time. The damage is done, the city is a nationwide laughing stock for turning off its street lights, letting its parks dry up, selling off police assets, destroying its own streets and other stuff that wasn't worth an extra $200 a year to the majority of voters living here. That's just plain NUTS.

“Don't be afraid of the future.” I agree, but the mass of religionists here don’t believe in any future at all, these looney birds expect the end times “any day now” and act accordingly. If the roads crumble what do they care, this time tomorrow they’ll be in their heavenly abode.

“End the intermittent war between downtown and the burbs; neither can really prosper without the other.” This will not happen until there is ONE government for all of the city and country. Until then developers and big box chains will play one jurisdiction against the other on taxes, zoning and things that matter. We are one people divided by two governments. As usual, we are white-bread suburbs around a more diverse city. Divide. Conquer.

“…passenger rail to Denver, … to DIA? …. light rail or streetcars? Rethink transportation.” Yes, we SHOULD have it, but there’s no money and no political will to raise taxes even if TABOR were gone. Federal funds might help but the best we’ll ever do is put buses (with low or free fares) on the roads to use the highway system we’ve paid for. Build new dedicated bus and HOV lanes on I-25 between here and Denver, then put a fleet of good buses on the road so we can become a bedroom community of Denver. The influx of that money might save this area, but it take a generation. John and I will both be gone by then.....

It's a YOYO world - You’re On Your Own. Divide. Conquer. Played like a violin. Fools.

Fools worship TABOR. Cut off nose--spite face. Denver booms--Colorado Springs dies.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/09/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Goodbye past, hello future

"Don't elect rigid, argumentative, do-nothing ideologues to office."

That is pretty much all who run for office locally plus retired military and bored housewives.

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Posted by Staci6 on 06/08/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “New idea for the Colorado Springs Public Market

I'm glad that this was put in the Indy!

I have not been to the North Market in Columbus- I have been to the Flea Market on Admiral St. in Tulsa- http://admiralfleamarket.com/ .

It's hard to recreate these things. I'd say start by having a flea market in America the Beautiful park or somewhere similar (Memorial Park, or even the dreaded parking lots and buildings off Colorado and 31st?? Invite vendors of all hues. Local buildings like the city auditorium can participate as well and in their own way. Let all the food trucks operate, geographically stretch booths of the event along the park as far as possible- etc. The same day, or maybe two days, every week. Eventually incorporate music and beer and whammy, you got a party.

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Posted by KyleJS on 06/06/2016 at 12:08 PM

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