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Re: “CSU's lack of transparency, veterans defending the Constitution, and more

2.12. Balance of Free Exercise of Religion and Establishment Clause. Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for their own free exercise of religion, including individual expressions of religious beliefs, and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. They must ensure their words and actions cannot reasonably be construed to be officially endorsing or disapproving of, or extending preferential treatment for any faith, belief, or absence of belief.

Wearing the uniform while doing that evangelizing is a reasonable construction of officially endorsing their faith by the military, and such is as much of a no-no as engaging in partisan politics while wearing the uniform, which violates the Hatch Act.

Colonel Crews is simply incorrect, and needs to get his facts straight. And Cadet Watkins needs to take off the uniform while evangelizing.

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Posted by Tannim on 12/07/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Urban-rural: sharing a leaky boat

>"We built the nation," she said. "Mining, timber, agriculture that's what made America."

>That's a mild expression of the belief that cities are not part of the real America.

No, Hazy, it isn't, except in your senile mind. What it actually is, is a statement of fact--without the minerals to make the steel and roads, and the wood to make the buildings, and the agriculture to feed the people, there would be no cities and no America.

The rest of this screed is nothing more than a bad segue into the very class divisions and identity politics that Hazy decried in the third paragraph, thus illustrating that he and his liberal tendencies are part of the same problem he bemoans, primarily because the identities are those he doesn't agree with.

He concludes the screed with this question, which he then answers incorrectly:

>Can we build localized, sustainable economies that will create jobs for all? That may be a pipe dream.

No, it isn't, but the liberal mindset with its environmental whackoism, centralized planning, and sever lack of innovation and entrepreneurship can't handle the concept that when left to their own devices, people can do extraordinarily creative and revolutionary things, including creating the localized and sustainable economy that he calls a pipe dream.

The lesson to be learned is simple an unambiguous: liberals caused the boat to leak. Time to throw them and their policies overboard and re-embrace the decentralized, limited government and individual freedom that not only built this nation, but built it great and strong.

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Posted by Tannim on 12/07/2016 at 6:11 PM

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

I had a similar situation get a restraining order say you are afraid dont say hes living with you use his previous address for serving him...file proof of service.

Then change your locks...yes change your locks.

Put a copy of restraining order and proof of service,ur lease and a statement.
Saying....
This man is trespassing and restrained from myself and property.

Dont say anything else.

When the police come.
Put your earplugs in.
The police cant break in and his key wont work.
Restraining order isnt for cops to dispute.

If you have to speak to the police.
And they threatenen illegal lock out.

With or without a restraining .

This man does not live here..its a civil matter for the courts.

Go inside lock ur door.

9 times out of 10.

Loser wont file...
Worked for me ...twice.

Posted by Tina Martini on 12/07/2016 at 3:08 PM

Re: “"Alt-right" darling Milo Yiannopoulos' possible speech at UCCS causes stir

You should get Timothy Kurek to speak, author of the book "The Cross in the Closet" about a straight man who for one year came out as gay to see how his family, friends and church would respond. Great read and shows how peoples perceptions of another can be so bias when you don't take the time to know someone, and how religion warps this perception. https://www.facebook.com/timothykurek/

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Posted by guruD on 12/07/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Ballot measure would ask to keep TABOR excess for stormwater

I'd support a storm-water fee on new development, as developers are the root cause of the issue.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 12/07/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Ballot measure would ask to keep TABOR excess for stormwater

The problems with the storm water drainage systems began with the land developers. The developers were in charge of engineering and building systems that would adequately drain storm water. They were suppose to design and build systems adequate for the surrounding areas also, and were given credits for the costs to mitigate the surrounding areas. However, they always had financial incentives to design and build the least expensive approach. The City engineers had a minimal role in these undertakings and were unqualified to review and validate the engineering. Until this developer administered system is replaced with an enforceable system that ensures adequate engineering and construction, the problems will continue.

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Posted by CapitalistPig on 12/07/2016 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Ballot measure would ask to keep TABOR excess for stormwater

It would appear as if this mayor and this council have inherited 'the buck stops here' moment in time to rectify a problem that has been building for 30 years. And none of the solutions are going to be received well by the voting public! Tough choices.

Yet it seems as if the council is not willing to deal with the issue NOW as the unpleasant choices they will have to make will jeopardize their chances for re-election. Which begs the question - if getting re-elected 'trumps' doing the job they were elected to do, should they all not be voted out of office?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/07/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Actually, that looks like the twin-tail version of the F16 with the lower airscoop removed! The ones subcontracted to the firm in St. Louis by the firm in Fort Worth. The carrier version, no less! :--}}

Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/07/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “"Alt-right" darling Milo Yiannopoulos' possible speech at UCCS causes stir

Colorado Springs Democrats scrambling to find something negative, typical election tactics! We've already found neo-Nazi stuff on the walls in the b-rooms, LOL. Milo's a gay jew, yeah I'm sure all these CSprings Nazi's are supporting that. Don's comment above is typical of the Democrat's attempts to shut something down when it doesn't feed their agenda. Love the UCCS professor who wants to invite an English man to speak on U.S. subjects when he's already shown his disdain for the upcoming President. Let's invite Joe Schmo from Alabama to speak at the next Brexit meeting and tell us what needs to be done (btw, he told a joke once he seems funny).

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Posted by Ja Wohl on 12/07/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Pam,

Just a small criticism: if you are going to talk about a flyover (or non-flyover) of F-16s, then the picture of a jet should be an F-16

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Posted by Scott Hente on 12/07/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “"Alt-right" darling Milo Yiannopoulos' possible speech at UCCS causes stir

On the contrary to Dr. Rose's sentiment, UCCS not only can but should refuse the UCCS College Republicans' request to invite Yiannopoulos to the campus. His actions on Twitter led to rape and death threats for several people, including Randi Lee Harper, Leslie Jones, and Jessica Valenti and her 5-year-old daughter. Turning Point USA runs a "professor watchlist" website that constitutes a threat to the safety of liberal and progressive instructors.

Yiannopoulos has a First Amendment right to express himself, but that right cannot come at the expense of the UCCS community's safety.

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Posted by Don Branum on 12/07/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “UPATE: Did dinosaurs and humans co-exist? Flier at USAFA says yes.

I find it amazing that Mikey Weinstein and his group spends so much effort and time in attacking any vestige of Christian thought in relation to the military. Why is it so important to dampen the belief of many service people of faith? Christians do not attack the stand of athiests. I look forward to the new Administration coming in
..probably actually fight the harassing efforts of Weinstein.

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Posted by Neil Heater on 12/06/2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “The United [super-sized] Soccer League

Still saying it.

The article was a biased article that did not shed any light as to the situation. Instead of an accurate dissection of the NASL's flaws and missteps, the author simply cherry picked some stats and attendance figures and then proceeded to made a series of apples to rutabagas comparisons that had nothing to do with the true weaknesses in the NASL's front offices and mistakes in their approach, i.e. attempting to gain Division 1 status through the courts instead of concentrating on improving their infrastructure.

And the USL remains, in large part, a reserve league for MLS. The waivers that the USSF would have to grant to the league to give it, and many of it's individual teams, Division 2 status (ownership's financial worth, suitable stadiums, etc.) are many. Simply because the NASL ultimately folded due to it's internal mistakes does not make the USL a legitimate Division 2 league, and the lack competition to MLS (for the USL will provide none) will only ultimately hinder the development of a higher level of soccer in this country and delay the day that MLS becomes a league equal in stature to the big 5 leagues in Europe.

The old Appalachian saying goes "Even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while." The article was the rootings of said pig (figuratively typing, of course). Yeah, the NASL folded. But the article he wrote had absolutely no insight as to why it did so. And it certainly didn't make a case for the USL getting Division 2 status.

Posted by Scott Anthony Kerssen on 12/06/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The United [super-sized] Soccer League

I'm sorry, Scott, you were saying...?

http://sbisoccer.com/2016/12/report-cosmos…

Posted by Melchett on 12/06/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

For protecting parks - and utilities, it might be prudent to closely examine those candidates for city council endorsed by Colorado Springs Forward.

http://gazette.com/upcoming-colorado-sprin…

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/06/2016 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

This whole land swap nightmare has to be fixed. The City has conducted a flawed public comment process, and withheld all kinds of important facts in the matter from the public. The good news is that the truth has a way of never dying. The City is not a sovereign entity, and cannot just do as it pleases. My personal demands for the City to disclose all information about the land swap and the Incline will never go away. Unless the City becomes honest and accountable in this matter, they will bring unwanted legal problems upon themselves. John Suthers led us to believe that as a former prosecutor he would clean up the culture that had developed in our City government, he is making a big mistake in doing the opposite. I manage a Facebook page named COS Land Swap that discusses the problems I am referring to.

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Posted by Carl Strow on 12/05/2016 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

"Played like a fiddle" is exactly right Dana Duggan. And not just the Incline Friends members. The Broadmoor and it's clever owner are playing the entire city for all it's worth. There must be a day when the people of Colorado Springs stop being dazzled by the velveteen glamour - and yet surprisingly vacuous offerings - of the billionaire. (See "Glamping" - that's "glamour camping", as touted by the Broadmoor's ad campaign for Emerald Valley and Cloud Camp.) One senses that the Strawberry Fields issue is the turning point beyond which the citizenry of Colorado Springs is finally glimpsing with clarity the insatiable appetite of the man who has thus far succeeded in throwing his weight around with impunity. One only hopes that the awakening arrives at full maturity during the days and weeks before the April elections and that election day will bring some fresh air into every nook and cranny of our currently compromised City Hall. The men and women who are tasked to represent us ..... should represent us.
Please donate to the legal fund .... http://www.savecheyenne.org. Honor General William Jackson Palmer's exceptional vision for our stunningly beautiful parklands.
I'm a Penn State graduate and a citizen of Colorado Springs. Not terribly proud of either one at the moment.

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Posted by doonya on 12/05/2016 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Lamborn and the Black Forest Fire, meat-free living, gun control and more

Jill Coleman is an NRA schill who must run their local membership promotions. Every comment or letter pushes a membership in the NRA.

When you catch her and Ron's comments they sound like a pair of emotionally and mentally unstable people who shouldn't be around guns at all.

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Posted by TruB on 12/05/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

You hit the nail on the head regarding the Incline. The people, especially the Incline Friends, are in for a rude awakening. They will have to charge to have a hope to fund the ongoing liabilities and maintenance. The Incline Friends members have been played like a fiddle. So much for unfettered access. Donate to the legal case. www.savecheyenne.org It is our only chance of stopping this nationally precedent setting case to commercilialize our precious parklands. Keep the Incline free and stop Anschutz from buying our historic parkland.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 12/05/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

Our parks swapped to a billionaire so the city can start charging for the incline! Mark my word in one year the city we tell us how they will start charging for the incline now that the city will own all the incline. So disappointed that the city didn't represent what the people really wanted! Guess it's pretty typical in this day and age. Trading away parks that the people of Colorado Springs voted in over 100 years ago is pretty despicable. Guess we the people really do need to protect our parks. Now more then ever Anschutz Lang grab isn't over yet.

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Posted by el jef'e on 12/05/2016 at 5:07 PM

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