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Re: “Chasing butterflies, again

40's... you were one of the three houses in the village in those years??

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Posted by happyfew on 02/19/2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Bush Resume

all doors are open with such resume :)

Posted by tomphson99 on 02/19/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Dogs and guns, government watchdogs, cuts at Carson, and more

Ron Coleman;
WHERE THE GUNS ARE . . . is really not knowable is it?
That’s yet another problem with concealed carry: it deprives citizens from making an informed choice. Perhaps, for whatever reason, an individual might want to avoid a venue where there are a number of gun toters. Open carry would enable such an informed choice to be made. Right now, because the gun is allowed to be hidden, even the owner of a business is denied the freedom to make an informed decision as to whether or not to allow a gun toter into his/her establishment.
If gun advocates insist upon their “right” to carry a firearm, the citizenry and business owners should insist upon their “right” to know it.
Carrying a concealed weapon should, again, be illegal, as it once was in Colorado.

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Posted by asawatcher on 02/19/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Going off-duty

I'll miss your stories

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Posted by gregR on 02/19/2015 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Chasing butterflies, again

Sorry Paul but numerous science articles as of late totally " refudiate" your conservative stand.

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Posted by longtooth on 02/18/2015 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Chasing butterflies, again

I know John Hazelhurst and he has never struck me as an alarmist. He is offering his own view of the world since childhood and that's a valid observation in my book.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 02/18/2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Chasing butterflies, again

Article is alarmist BS. Monarch butterflies common in Colorado June - Sept in the vicinity of larger milkweed patches and alfalfa fields that are in bloom. Look at all these Colorado sightings last summer: https://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch_all_fall2014.html

Articles like this one that knowingly exaggerate the truth hurt the credibility of the scientific and new reporting professions.

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Posted by Paul Cherubini on 02/18/2015 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Chasing butterflies, again

Birds, bees now butterflies. As a species we are somewhat destructive to this planet.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 02/18/2015 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Mr H;
When you write:
“People who assert that there is no legitimate reason to carry concealed and people who wish to carry should carry openly are woefully uninformed.”
I can only respond that your proclamation is opinion without foundation.
About what, specifically, are they “uninformed”?
And I am genuinely surprised that suddenly a gun proponent expresses sensitivity to the feelings of those whose lives do NOT include the need to carry a weapon. When did that start? Are those people no longer “anti-gun libtards”?
The rest of your post seems to be nothing more than fantasy scenario wherein the hidden gun is pulled to thwart the “bad guy”, resulting in a shoot out, and nobody gets hurt except, of course, the “bad guy”. I’m beginning to think that every gun toter has internalized that delusion of heroism, as the “element of surprise” seems to be the only justification for carrying concealed.
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And Mr. Odin;
When you come off Mt. Hyperbole, I will stop “foaming at the mouth”.
Deal?
When you resort to insult, you lose the argument.
And I still contend that a concealed weapon is a symptom of hoplophobia. If you do NOT fear other people carrying guns, then why carry a gun? A wolf attack?
And let me assure you, I AM a gun owner.

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Posted by asawatcher on 02/13/2015 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Lamborn's campaign, Indy Give!, global warming, and more

Hey Dave, machine guns are used by the military mainly, duh! In this case, and most. I guess I was speaking to warlike people that fly around to shoot poor people. Anyway, so a bunch of Lakota men escaped the evil murderers of hell, and got up to white clay creek, where the tide turned! Now the butchers of the innocent were pinned down after the Brulé' joined the Lakota! Then the stupid freed slave Buffalo Soldiers came and saved the white devils!

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Posted by lakotaangel on 02/12/2015 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Concealed carry has been allowed in Colorado for a very long time, as Odin correctly notes. People who assert that there is no legitimate reason to carry concealed and people who wish to carry should carry openly are woefully uninformed.

As any firearm owner knows, there are a great many people who are very fearful of guns and even freak out when they see them or someone with one... this is a reason that many cities in Colorado used to ban open carry. By allowing people with permits to carry concealed, those situations are avoided.

Furthermore, carrying openly acts as deterrent to a criminal act against or near the carrier, but not for anyone else. By having legal concealed carry of a fraction of the population, criminals have to weigh their options and risks that they might unknowingly chose act against or near a carrier, acting as a general deterrent where everyone benefits.

Criminals are going to carry concealed regardless of the law, allowing law abiding people to carry concealed evens out the field.

The idea that people who carry concealed are automatically bad or that those who legally carry conceal are some kind of paranoids, fetishists, or have a hero fantasy is an ignorant personal bias rooted in fear and lack of information.

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Posted by Dave H on 02/11/2015 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Playing with mismatches

My boyfriend (now husband) almost broke up with me over snoring and I don't blame him. My mom was a freight train my whole life which angered and frustrated me on my brother's travel hockey team trips. I have insurance so I decided to get the septoplasty done. You won't regret it!!! Do it!!! We both sleep better now since I don't have to feel self conscious and he doesn't have to glare at me and then the clock, then back at me wondering if he should just smother me.

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Posted by Sarah Gleeson on 02/11/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

I gave two reasons why concealed carry is an acceptable, even a good idea and why it has been practiced by this state for several decades. You seem to have this crazy notion that everyone who carries should carry openly, even though numerous cities in this state for decades banned open carry. The two reasons I gave show why your stance has problems and that upsets you no end. You have failed to provide a rational refutation of those two points and instead are foaming at the mouth. You are demonstrating classic signs of hoplophobia and which make me highly suspicious of your claims about owning firearms.

BTW, I did not say if I carry or not.

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Posted by Odin on 02/11/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Then let me try to understand, Odin.
You are compelled to carry “concealed” because then the bad guys can’t tell that you are armed in order to. . .”keep the bad guys guessing”.
??
and. . .
Since when did you become sensitive to the feelings (the hoplophobia**) that you imagine I have about guns . ??
Those are your two “valid” reasons to carry concealed?
If you are going to point out other’s hoplophobia, what about YOUR hoplophobia about bad guys with guns that is so severe that you have to carry around a hidden gun to keep the bad guys with guns “guessing”?**
And, being a gun owner myself, I have no hopolophobia**.
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**Hopolophobia: "fear of firearms" or colloquially: "fear of armed citizens."

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Posted by asawatcher on 02/11/2015 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

asawatcher,

" Typical gun fetish fantasy scenario."

Only in your fevered hoplophobic mind. I gave you two valid reasons for concealed carry. The reasons are based on pretty straight forward logic. That you can't manage to understand those reasons is your failing, not mine.

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Posted by Odin on 02/11/2015 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Flavors to savor

Julie's Kitchen off of S Academy has delicious Filipino and Hawaiian cuisine at good prices. Vi's Burgers and More in Security makes everything from scratch and has epic Mexican food. They have an open faced burger smothered in red or green chili. So good.

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Posted by Justin Balch on 02/10/2015 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Flavors to savor

Most small business owners would prefer to be discovered by the masses, they don't last otherwise. When people know of a great place and don't spread the word they're actually hurting the success of that business. SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!

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Posted by Alex Laszar on 02/10/2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Flavors to savor

Roman Villa is so awesome! My first memory of being in the Springs is of dinner at Roman Villa.

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Posted by emilydianebailey on 02/10/2015 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

Odin;
That’s what I thought. Typical gun fetish fantasy scenario. The anticipation of a shoot out with “bad guys”. If I have a hidden weapon I’ll get the drop on them, right?
Oh, yes, and I’m so scared of guns. . . then again . . . I’m not the one so scared of “bad guys” that I have to haul around weaponry.
Another example of how well the cultivation of fear works for increased gun sales.

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Posted by asawatcher on 02/10/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Bad dog owners, Gordon Klingenschmitt, wind farm debate, and more

" Bad guys carried concealed weapons, "

As did good guys with permits.

"Why do people who think their guns are so precious and important, and are so proud of them, insist on hiding them from the rest of the population? "

To keep from scaring people like you and to keep the bad guys guessing.

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Posted by Odin on 02/10/2015 at 9:11 AM

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