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Re: “Watchdogs criticize Trump's easing of ban on 'politicking from the pulpit'

I'm sure Jim Daly appreciates the easing of the Johnson Amendment as much as he appreciates the $2.3 M Focus on the Family received from the Koch Bros for their political arm. (Denver Post). So does this mean that Focus on the Family (a business) has the spiritual welfare and needs of the Koch Bros. come before the needs of their flock? Do all followers of Focus on the Family support the voter suppression laws that are advocated by the American Legislative Exchange Council (a Koch funded political group)? Does Focus on the Family support voter surpressuon through its political arm? Do you think Focus on the Family really believes in the teachings of Christ when they are a mouthpiece for the Koch Bros.? When Jim Daly advocates for a candidate or piece of legistion in the halls of government or ballot issue, is he avocating for this flock or the Koch Bros.? Will Focus on the Family allow opposition to their position (KB) to be spoken at the same time? How does a front group for the Koch Bros. qualify for tax exempt status? Questions that need to be answered.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 05/17/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Reader: Where's my protest paycheck?

I've noticed everything claimed by many conservatives actually applies to them.

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Posted by TruB on 05/17/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Region must be proactive on transportation, and here's how to do it

This position appears to be a 'working' position. However, if among criteria considered for this job, a 'high coefficient of Schmooze' is top on the list - - then Mr. Routon is correct: Mrs. Clark would do.

Has thought been given to calling for a true administratively skilled person for this position and assigning the 'Schmooze' role to the Chamber which they do well and removing the EDC from their purview and forming a new EDC with those who can actually get the job done?

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Posted by Richard Wehner Fiscal Realist on 05/17/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Region must be proactive on transportation, and here's how to do it

Trying to fix the Front Range transportation problem by building a wider I-25 is like trying to fix obesity by putting on a larger pair of pants - if we don't address the problem of over reliance on a single, highly-inefficient mode of travel, then it doesn't really matter who leads the effort, it will be a temporary solution at best.

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Posted by David E on 05/17/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Reader: Representatives, support the people and our public lands

How much federally owned land is enough, and can there ever be such a thing as too much?

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Posted by John Howell on 05/17/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Reader: Feeding children is not a waste of money

How much nutrition is there in a school lunch that ends up in a dumpster because kids will not eat it?

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Posted by John Howell on 05/17/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “13 authoritarian jokes on America

You forgot a pack of goose-stepping authoritarian atheist Storm Troopers marching into the workplaces of American business owners and ORDERING them to violate their religious beliefs or suffer a jackboot on their neck. I have others if you'd like to read them.

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Posted by John Howell on 05/17/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “LGBTQ people change the burlesque landscape and find outlets for their identities

Just correcting my name... It's Viva Valezz! (not Valdez) - thanks so much for including me in this piece. Wonderful!
Though Mr. Valdez and I could be distant naked cousins! ;)

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Posted by Andrea Varela on 05/17/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Stephany Rose Spaulding hopes to better represent Congressional District 5

Heard her speak at a Teller County Democratic Meeting. She is articulate, intelligent (very), impassioned, educated, and inclusive. She will make an outstanding representative for our district! Vote for her!

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Posted by Rita Randolph on 05/17/2017 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Region must be proactive on transportation, and here's how to do it

This position requires one with strong administrative skills, not a narcissistic political gadfly.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/17/2017 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Mixed blessings

Sometimes it's frighting when people say things like he is a man of God but has never proved that his sons was raised back to life . He should go out of his way prove it happened. If he does not prove that one thing he is a feud and a lied about the whole thing. Does that then still make him a Man Of God .........I don't think it squares up with what Jesus said Let your yes mean yes . One lie leads to another you cannot trust a double minded man .

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Posted by Grame on 05/16/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

If I was Wommack I would be shouting the fact of my son being drought back to life, I would have a link on my website linking it back to all intuitions who had knowledge of it or reported it ,like the hospital ,news reports on local tv or radio,because raising a person to life is not a common event and word gets round in a small town .Links to Doctors who treated his son before and after the event ,As Jesus said to the lepro go and show yourself to the priest and offer offerings .I am sure he just did not walk out of hospital and no one even challenged him.If he just walked out there must be a person responsible for the morge they would be missing a dead body some sort of paper trail would be out there .As I said if I where him it would be front page news on my site backed up with times and dated and witness reports etc. If my son got raised to life it would be a big talking point in my small town for years.

Posted by Grame on 05/16/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “UPDATE: John Suthers on short list to replace Comey as FBI director

He sure isn't on the Tall list!

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Posted by Donald T Rump on 05/16/2017 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

It is a beautiful chapel, an architectural achievement that should be preserved for future generations. That being said, it should also be reconstructed to better reflect the religious makeup of the cadets. Perhaps the main chapel should be catholic now, or Mormon, or perhaps a place of reflection for atheists and agnostics, and let the Protestants and Jewish and Catholics subdivide the basement. The chapel has, unfortunately, become a monument to intolerance and division and I'm quite sure any attempt to make it reflect acceptance and recognition of others religious beliefs would meet with harsh resistance.

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Posted by rangesaf on 05/15/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Another sad day in America...

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Posted by John Phillips on 05/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Local breweries, restaurants, pair great suds with culinary flair

Bryce, yes indeed they are! Here's our write-up on Nano 108's plans: http://www.csindy.com/SideDish/archives/20…

Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 05/15/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Reader: A tale of two daughters

The new Health Care Act has not passed into law yet. There are still many potential changes to be made. Telling your readers what you will get or what you will lose is merely speculation. It would also be speculation to assume that you know what Ivanka's "goals" are. It does seem like you know Rachel. She sounds lovely.

Posted by JWM on 05/15/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Local breweries, restaurants, pair great suds with culinary flair

Nano 108- 7 food trucks 7 beer pairings

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Posted by Bryce Dillingham on 05/14/2017 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Indy joins newsrooms nationwide to report on hate with your help

Hate crimes just shot up after Trump got elected...?!
Can anyone actually dig deeper into this statement and qualify it? It is a vague and broad statement that leaves some wondering: who, what, when, where, and why, those things The Independent spends very little time bothering with. Those that wish to can say "Told ya so". Those that predict bad things and hope those bad things come to pass can quite possibly be the perpetrators of bad things. If hate is wrong and is implied to be an exclusive Right-Wing trait why are so many speaking and writing with such venom and vitriol about the president? Is that not enough to take a closer look at who might commit a hate crime? Of course it is.
Another example that I am trying to stress is how phrasing can and is intended in the first place to create a belief. While not actually having any basis in fact it is designed to allow the writer to be innocent of lying and the reader to be guilty of believing an implication of something was in fact not true. It is the now-trending wave of phony journalists not needing an editor to orchestrate the act of yellow journalism, they can write with their own biases as long as the the editor shares the same biases.
So an anti-drug web site reports that in Denver meth arrests are up 140% (approximate). So they imply to the impressionable that their whole premise of a "drug epidemic" is a fact. It had no other statement or stat on methamphetamine use being up, just arrests. Big difference. And pure propaganda. Also web sites want visitors because that is how money is made.
So the feigned concern is merely a dash at cash not unlike other "charitable" causes such as homeless shelters and soup kitchens. The directors keep some funds as salary and hope that homelessness continues. Those funds they do receive are mostly from government (taxpayers) divided up to executive agencies who while arguing about who receives how much pay themselves off the top. A lot of money wasted, no problem is solved and no crisis averted. The answer for the particular problem of homelessness is simple:buy them houses and stay out of their lives, do not make rules or set-up hoops for them to jump through. Those in government from city council on up then can work to scrap regulations that strangle growth and stifle business. The economy and free market can return which creates jobs and jobs keep people busy and too tired at days end to hate or bother to read about hate. Keeping hate, racism and bigotry is the media s job... If they were really trying to get to the source. The media is the source, they are the tool of government and government has every reason for us to stay poor and hating each other so we do not take a closer look at what they are doing.
They want you to shut up, be disarmed, afraid of saying no to illegal search and seizures, pay more tax, receive less services that you paid for and for the poor they have a tax called lottery, and your Fifth Amendment Right has been propagandized into the notion that remaining silent means guilt when it was intended to keep citizens from having to answer any questions at all at any time from authority. The work-around is the Grand Jury. Keep alive the notion that the Supreme Court makes the laws and what they say goes is almost genius.
Lets see the Independent do their dumb man on the street question sometime asking "What is The Rule Of Law" and "What Is The Law of the Land" then last not least "Who Gave You Your Rights". I will wager, if it is kept honest that few will know the answers. They know about beer and dopeand that is how it is supposed to be, huh?

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 05/14/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

What if it is your ex husband who was only allowed to come over to babysit his child occasionally since he does not have a home of his own suitable for a child to visit at while the custodial parent/legal tenant is at work? One day he just refuses to leave. Police are called, he lies tells them he lives in the house,does not have belongings,keys,or any right to be in the house other than to visit his child. He even kicked in the front door to get inside when the door was locked. Also tells police that he was shoved out the door,now the legal tenant who pays all the bills is arrested,a protective order is placed against her and is legally banned to go back to her home, forced to live in her car with their child. Called donestic violence shelter and is refuses help since she is considered to be the "abuser".

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Posted by jnifrc on 05/14/2017 at 4:14 PM

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