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Re: “Lamborn votes against vets' access to medical marijuana

Keep fighting MMJ, control freaks. It just highlights that none of this is About The Children, just your egos <3

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Posted by Judith Posch on 06/04/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Lamborn votes against vets' access to medical marijuana

Unfortunately, women have not got the chance of a snowball in hell of getting the right treatment -- even for a woman, never the individual.

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Posted by Wendy Moore on 06/04/2016 at 10:38 AM

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

I wanted to add one other thought but wanted to keep it separate from my first post.

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.

That seems important, but those who oppose any gun legislation ignore this aspect of the amendment and the supreme court has told us to ignore it.

So, we are ignoring the actual purpose of the second amendment in order to make it work...I think that in and of itself is problematic with this amendment.

It is simply outdated and no longer works in this third millennium world.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/04/2016 at 5:02 AM

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, let alone a conversation, and that kind of conversation is not helpful at all.

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

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

Plus, the Virginia amendment also states that the reason for this clause is to rafrain from a standing army and use armed citizens as our defense. Can you really imagine that, armed U.S. citizens fighting ISIS, or any other threat we may face, that is a joke.

We will continue to get nowhere fast with this debate, the reason is any time gun legislation is brought up, the second amendment is invoked and the legislation stops. This will continue forever due to the vagueness and ambiguity of the second amendment.

This vagueness and the inability to legislate this issue due to the vagueness of the second amendment really leaves us with two options, the first is to leave the second amendment alone in all it's vagueness and ambiguity and stop attempting any kind of gun safety legislation or repeal and re-write this amendment.

My humble opinion is to repeal and rewrite this amendment to work in the third millennium world.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 06/04/2016 at 4:56 AM

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

There it is Robert in your own words "TRAINED TO ARMS" Whos training them and how do you prove it in a society with so much gun play and deaths. Thats the conversation that needs played out. The Second amendment period attitude ant getting anything done. It hinders any type of true liberty for honest folk. Got to use some type of reasonable attitude towards the ownership and rights to something people use to hurt so many others.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/03/2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes against vets' access to medical marijuana

What would truly be effective is treat people as individuals. Treat the person as well as the disease. Watching the VA treat my Uncle its like one size fits all.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/03/2016 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes against vets' access to medical marijuana

I notice in all articles addressing effectiveness of any marijuana for any illness. Maybe the prescribing party (the VA) does not know that different KINDS OF MARIJUANA react differently. No. I've been to the VA. They do not read current literature.

I suffered from extreme anxiety coupled with occasional coronary vasospasm ending in heart attacks. Unable to eat food for three years. PTSD patients cannot have cannabis SATIVA. It can kill them. They need very heavy CBD strains that have little but SOME THC.

Too bad the people in charge (THE VA) don't know what to do. Just like the fallen Lamborn who chose to push a mule . Too bad it didn't take him 15 votes to get it done (haha)

I am ashamed of these clueless overlords.

Too sincerely,
Wendy Moore

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Posted by Wendy Moore on 06/03/2016 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Terry Maketa: As always, he's the tough guy

City Sage- the boozing, bar hopping, attempted womanizer (young women! dream on), drinks all around bartender. There is no fool like an old fool...

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 06/03/2016 at 7:20 PM

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

Steve Schriener says "let's have the conversation about guns with committed, responsible gun owners". Okay.
"The Second Amendment". End of conversation. Thank you.

In case you need more: The Second Amendment came from The Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776 "Section 13:That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power."

That was so damn easy, screwing it up will be hard so have yourself a time.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 06/03/2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Terry Maketa: As always, he's the tough guy

John, judging by your comments, it looks like you respect Terry a great deal. That, in and of itself, is pathetic... Shame on you.

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Posted by John C. Spengler on 06/03/2016 at 1:10 PM

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

Gertrud Nuhn; The City does it's best to appear as if it is listening and does what it wants. It seems no level of protest or disagreeing with the City Council or BoCC instigates change to what has already been decided for us.

The City now sends out a PR representative to manage the disgruntled neighbors on projects like the Centennial extension. They will collect concerns that will be given no attention at all. Road work like Fillmore that should have been 3 lanes in each direction, on a ballot 80% of voters agreed to even is allowed to change when the City deems 'it isn't cost effective' rather than build just as the ballot issue described.

Preserve the old north end. Protect the view of residents on the Mesa. Give the Broadmoor property without a maintenance agreement. It is because RICH are protected and the poor neighborhoods have homes taken by eminent domain.

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Posted by TruB on 06/03/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Lamborn votes against vets' access to medical marijuana

I am a nurse who understands that there are many beneficial medical properties which can ease suffering How about if we start treating people like human beings? www.nursecallsforendofdrugwar.com

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Posted by Anthony Walker on 06/03/2016 at 6:40 AM

Re: “Building the Missing Link Trail

Nonsense! Horses are wildlife, and have the right to go wherever they want to. Everyone who has ever seen a mountain bike track knows that they cause more damage than a hiker - partly because they travel much farther. Hikers don't have more rights than mountain bikers. The same exact rules apply to everyone. That's called "equal rights". But no one has a right to bike on trails. Such a "right" doesn't exist. Try telling the truth, for a change.

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 06/02/2016 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Building the Missing Link Trail

Hikers and Horses should not be allowed in any natural areas. They have no rights as they are not part of the natural landscape of nature. Hikers and horses cause erosion, pollution and kill small and large animals in natural areas. Houses, cars and airplanes have no rights as they are inanimate objects. Since the whole world is one natural landscape of nature, all unnatural objects should be abolished, why just stop at bikes. Roads ruin the natural landscape and should not be allowed. Creating power causes pollution and global warming which harms all of nature and should be stopped.

Seriously,
Mountain bikers create and maintain trails all around the area that hikers and horses use constantly. We design trails to be sustainable and to stand up to the wear and tear that use causes. We police ourselves to stay on trails and not do things like going around mud, widening trails and causing erosion which hikers do. We avoid going on trails when muddy to not damage trails which equestrians do all the time. We have social media groups set up to allow us to communicate about the conditions of the trails so we don't cause damage. We try to educate each other on being polite on trails and yielding to hikers and equestrians. Any form of outdoor recreation is inherently dangerous. People get injured or die all the time from hiking and horseback riding. Silly argument.

Through some fallacy, hikers and equestrians seem to think they somehow have more rights then other use groups. This is simply not true. Should bikes be allowed in every natural area, probably not. Should they be banned on parts of the Continental or Colorado trails, absolutely not. Someone bike packing causes no more damage than any other user group. My bike has two contact points with the ground same as your shoes. They are also softer than your shoes. Unless you are walking barefoot through a wilderness area naked and unsupported you really have nothing to say about this. Get a life and get over yourself.

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Posted by JeffW on 06/02/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Building the Missing Link Trail

Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1996: http://mjvande.info/mtb10.htm . It's dishonest of mountain bikers to say that they don't have access to trails closed to bikes. They have EXACTLY the same access as everyone else -- ON FOOT! Why isn't that good enough for mountain bikers? They are all capable of walking....

A favorite myth of mountain bikers is that mountain biking is no more harmful to wildlife, people, and the environment than hiking, and that science supports that view. Of course, it's not true. To settle the matter once and for all, I read all of the research they cited, and wrote a review of the research on mountain biking impacts (see http://mjvande.info/scb7.htm ). I found that of the seven studies they cited, (1) all were written by mountain bikers, and (2) in every case, the authors misinterpreted their own data, in order to come to the conclusion that they favored. They also studiously avoided mentioning another scientific study (Wisdom et al) which did not favor mountain biking, and came to the opposite conclusions.

Those were all experimental studies. Two other studies (by White et al and by Jeff Marion) used a survey design, which is inherently incapable of answering that question (comparing hiking with mountain biking). I only mention them because mountain bikers often cite them, but scientifically, they are worthless.

Mountain biking accelerates erosion, creates V-shaped ruts, kills small animals and plants on and next to the trail, drives wildlife and other trail users out of the area, and, worst of all, teaches kids that the rough treatment of nature is okay (it's NOT!). What's good about THAT?

To see exactly what harm mountain biking does to the land, watch this 5-minute video: http://vimeo.com/48784297.

In addition to all of this, it is extremely dangerous: http://mjvande.info/mtb_dangerous.htm .

For more information: http://mjvande.info/mtbfaq.htm .

The common thread among those who want more recreation in our parks is total ignorance about and disinterest in the wildlife whose homes these parks are. Yes, if humans are the only beings that matter, it is simply a conflict among humans (but even then, allowing bikes on trails harms the MAJORITY of park users -- hikers and equestrians -- who can no longer safely and peacefully enjoy their parks).

The parks aren't gymnasiums or racetracks or even human playgrounds. They are WILDLIFE HABITAT, which is precisely why they are attractive to humans. Activities such as mountain biking, that destroy habitat, violate the charter of the parks.

Even kayaking and rafting, which give humans access to the entirety of a water body, prevent the wildlife that live there from making full use of their habitat, and should not be allowed. Of course those who think that only humans matter won't understand what I am talking about -- an indication of the sad state of our culture and educational system.

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 06/01/2016 at 7:41 PM

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

"I only read the first three words of a post, to get the feel"

It shows, and is painfully indicative of how you obviously treat all written discourse.

While maintaining a stance of such willful ignorance and self-imposed myopia may save you from any tangible cranial exertion, it does you no favors in a forum of ideas such as this thread.

Again, best of luck in the future, as that's obviously all you rely upon when choosing and navigating a path...

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 06/01/2016 at 12:22 PM

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

"Trump will get rid of it and NAFTA"

Are you actually suggesting that Dizzy Donald will be decorating an Oval Office next Jan?

Now THAT'S funny!

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 06/01/2016 at 12:00 PM

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

You realize that most of the uber-rich are self-made, right?

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/26959…

That people advance/decline on the socio-economic ladder all the time, mostly due to what influences they exert upon themselves?

http://www.urban.org/research/publication/…

That our "poor" still enjoy luxuries and creature-comforts unheard of elsewhere?

http://www.forbes.com/sites#/sites/timwors…

Look, if you're dissatisfied with your financial situation, there's only one person who can change it, and taking steps to do so is FAR more pro-active that grousing about the choices, influences and decisions of others.

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 06/01/2016 at 11:59 AM

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

Be forewarned, I only read the first three words of a post, to get the feel.

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Posted by onepercentre on 06/01/2016 at 11:49 AM

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

"Your "sovereign" life is a product of global forces, spoiler alert"

My life, with all it's ups and downs, positives and negatives, assets and liabilities, is a construction built and shaped by myself, as is yours, so please spare me the suggestions that we're mere pawns on a global board.

This country is unique in offering opportunities found nowhere else--ask an immigrant--and if you still can't capitalize on the inherent benefits of being on these shores, then you lack the motivation, education, skills, etc. to leverage self-improvement, or do those diabolical, external forces--you know the ones that hire and provide income--conspire to keep you down?

It's far easier to blame others for personal fiscal malaise, but it ultimately serves no purpose or benefit, and just paints you as someone requiring scapegoats to justify your own failure and ineptitude.

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 06/01/2016 at 11:46 AM

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