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Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

Such a waste of money.

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Posted by Alexandra Malecki on 04/06/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

Oh and the CPB I just found out likes to give money to stations who are able to raise the most money. I know this because I personally talk to a person that worked in public media.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

Public Broadcasting does allow some what advertising....they can't do Call For Actions or as Prairie Chix says manipulation. The only people that are allowed to manipulate in the Progressives world are the do gooders like those who run public broadcasting and our Government in general.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

No I am the dumb one. Well it shows you how the Progressives think they are smarter than everyone else. After all they use "other peoples money" to piss on the rest of us. We are no different than Rome and we are going to fall just like them. How do you know that I am uneducated??? Just because I don't agree with your worldview. I am a conservative, but not a FOX News fan. Their are other Faux News so called that hold to my worldview just as NPR and then some hold to Progressive World views.

If anyone is the adult in the room, its the Conservatives not the Progressives who think they are on the side of the Greater good. Look at how many of the upper crust of public broadcasting are quite wealthy.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

The author doesn't realize that the chapel has U.S. National Historic Landmark status or that his 'argument' is so off the wall as a reason he feels millions could be better spent.

Mr. Harry Miller - the upper chapel is Protestant and I am not sure what you are on about that it is some sort of religious bias. Then again you seem to think the upper Chapel is full of glitz. You also mistake the Buddhist chapel for Muslim.

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Posted by TruB on 04/06/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

Mr. Sulzman clearly and purposely misquotes the Constitution which makes NO reference to a separation of church and state. That is a later interpretation of law. As written in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,". Almost all military bases have on-site churches/chapels built to support their military community. The AFA having one is no different, but as a high visibility national facility, all the structures of the campus were built beyond normal costs and aesthetic/artistic planning considerations.

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Posted by School Teacher 2014 on 04/06/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “The camping trip from hell

A little rain and a dead phone and it becomes The Camping Trip from Hell? Time to man up.

Posted by Roger Williamson on 04/06/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

The religious bias is actual a bit more so when you realize that the big showy part of the chapel is the Protestant part. Underneath all that glitz is the much smaller and more austere Catholic chapel. And then you have to go down a hallway to find the Jewish Temple (a nice medium size room) and the Islamic Mescit (prayer room). Several years ago I assisted a friend of mine who had the maintence contract for the large pipe oragn in the main hall, which contains 4500 pipes and the Catholic chapel's organ which has 2600 pipes. No ostentatious pipe prgans in the Jewish or Muslim rooms.
The chapel was designed and built to be a showpiece for the Academy. Most of the $68 million is to redo the roof which although impressive, it has a couple of design faults one major one being that it's made of aluminum which tends to expand and contract alot and considering the temperature variations of the region, it has been problematic since day one. The large pipe organ has the same fate because we would tune and adjust it in the cool mornings then the tuning would change once the metal structure warmed up. Talk about your basic high maintence wife!

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Posted by Harry Miller on 04/06/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “FoodMaven could do more harm than good in the fight against food waste

Callicrate: "outspoken community voice ". Why "outspoken"? Sounds derogatory. And yet Callicrate's appraisal of Food Maven - a for-profit distributor of otherwise wasted produce - shows how this predatory non-profit is undermining local farmers. Yes, the consumer wants low-cost food, but at the same time, the informed consumer wants high-quality food. The govt subsidizes low-cost food, but the local farmer, unsubsidized, cannot produce high-quality food at the low cost consumers demand and are accustomed to receiving. The enemy of the local small farmer has historically been the govt, which supports Big Ag and its environmentally destructive farm practices. And now the small local farmer has a new enemy to compete with - the "socially responsible" "do gooders" like Food Maven.

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Posted by curious on 04/06/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

Don McCullen and others do not seem to understand the VERY important role PBS plays in our WARN (Warning, Alert, and Response Network) . Ever notice that even without cable or an antenna, your television ALWAYS gets PBS? There is a reason for that. PBS provides an alternate path for WEA alerts to wireless carriers. The alerts are transmitted through the PBS satellite network on the AMC-21 satellite to PBS stations who broadcast the messages over their transmitters for reception by wireless carriers at their cell sites. For the Republicans out there, that means, that in the event of a NATIONAL emergency,PBS is responsible for sending that alert to our phones. Get off your ridiculous high horse, do a little research, and understand this.. 'Progressives' get it far better than you do, silly little man. Now run home, the grownups are trying to clean your mess.

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Posted by emilydianebailey on 04/05/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “John B. Smith, Civil Rights legend, will galvanize local activists

Wow! Thanks for writing this column! I believe Black Power has been misconstrued for the past half of a century, if not longer. People fear that which they do not understand. Nowadays with our community's color palette broadening there may be a dissipation of fear and a rising of Power for all People. We can all hope this new, 21st Century civil rights movement so powerful and all-encompassing it cannot be shut down nor labeled as anti-American because American is representative of so many colors.

I am happy to see Colorado's a springs honoring the work of civil rights leaders such as Smith and encouraging a deeper understanding of diversity in the Springs!

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Posted by Karina B Swenson on 04/05/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

People like Don McCullen think they have it all figured out, but they don't recognize how woefully uneducated they are. McCullen just wants to believe that what he hears from Faux News and Rush is the gospel truth. When other media sources publish viewpoints that he doesn't agree with, he attacks progressives!
Public radio and TV, some of the finest news programs in our nation, are considered to be an enemy of the people because their crime is to educate the public, not to spout the right wing line.
Anyone who watches commercial media knows how much time is devoted to advertising. I appreciate that PBS and NPR don't bombard us with commercial manipulation, and the programming is just the best. Taxpayer dollars spent on public broadcasting are well spent, too bad Doug is too ignorant to acknowledge that. Lets get out of the "Right-wingo universe" that Trump and his dull supporters are spinning these days.

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Posted by prairie chix on 04/05/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Helen Hunt School will become a nonprofit campus

Thanks for sharing this information. I think that Helen Hunts school can be an example to everyone because its really important to support the non-profit community. Needless to say that we live in tough financial times and economic situation is quite complicated so its really important to support those who need it. At the same time we can see all the changes happening to the education system in the US and Im sure that its highly important to help to protect public education and non-profit communities. Diana from

Posted by Diana Sparks on 04/04/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Dear Gazette Editorial Board, care to report on this?

Sadly, this ultra Republican, evangelical City will NEVER change. They OWN this City, it's Newspaper, and it's elections. I also don't believe that Dems here fight hard enough, or are loud enough. But when you're far outnumbered, and Republicans control EVERYTHING, it's hard to fight back. We must find more strong capable Dems to run for office. DEMS and YOUNG people must also GET OUT OUT AND VOTE! Their lack of votes cost us the Presidency, and surely they can see how bad a decision THAT was. All the more reason for them to get involved in the Democrat Party!

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Posted by mbomcar on 04/03/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Dear Gazette Editorial Board, care to report on this?

I have to admit, those little Pygmy goats are pretty cute!

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/03/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Introducing the new

the site looks fantastic, Great job Craig!!

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Posted by tanyashaw737 on 03/31/2017 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Organizing the Donald Trump resistance

North Carolina Announces Deal To Repeal Transgender Bathroom Bill
The move comes as the NCAA threatens a 6-year boycott of the state.…

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Posted by guruD on 03/30/2017 at 7:00 AM

Re: “The environmental movement born out of Standing Rock

Our "water protectors"? Really? I don't think so. Why don't you call them on that boast and have them produce their records of water they have protected thus far? And how many of the millions of miles of pipelines have they protested at? The alternative to pipelines is trucks and freight trains hauling it overland. Sound logical, safe and or reasonable? One would have to be about 6 years old to buy into their fantastic notion, yet here you are, you write it and it is printed.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 03/29/2017 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda


"So why put your trust in them? Try thinking for yourself instead."

Why put your trust in them? How about because SCOTUS is a co-equal branch of the government created by the Founding Fathers in the CONSTITUTION.

Your eagerness to dismiss SCOTUS reveals your contempt for everything in the Constitution that doesn't make you happy. It's not a buffet where you can pick and choose. It's the CONSTITUTION, and you don't get to reject SCOTUS and then say you're just following the Constitution.

"Bill, you don't need a law degree to understand the basics of the Constitution. "

Actually, it appears that the law degree would be very useful for you, since you think your opinion is right and SCOTUS is wrong. You got that backwards.

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Posted by Bill W. on 03/29/2017 at 6:00 AM

Re: “A message to city voters: Rise above the negativity

" - - -we could be looking at turnouts as low as 15 percent in District 4 and only in the 35 percent range for the other closely contested district races."

On the date Mr. Routon posted this article ( 6 days from the election) the overall rate of return of ballots (voter turnout) was at 18.47%.

What do you feel is the impact of negative advertising on local elections? A five minute grass roots survey. You can also check the current voter turnout for your city council district - Thank you.…

Posted by Staci6 on 03/29/2017 at 2:11 AM

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