Narrow Search

Comment Archives: stories: Special Section

Re: “Beware of rabies. Vaccinate.

Please stop spreading myths about bats. The web site you referenced is merely trying to scare you out of your money (and is even blacklisted by www.bluetack.co.uk).
Bats show up on these lists more often simply because they're tested more often. Bats are no more or less likely to have rabies than any other animal (usually less). One shouldn't touch ANY wild animal ever. Please see www.batcon.org/why-bats/bats-are/bats-are-misunderstood for the biological facts. In short, bats are asymptomatic carriers, meaning if they contract rabies they die. Dogs are a far more likely source.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by leftjeff on 08/07/2015 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Beware of rabies. Vaccinate.

With rabies in the area, our community needs to remember not to touch bats lying on the ground in the daytime. They're usually diseased.
Tammy
www.GetBatsOut.com

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Michael Koski on 08/07/2015 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Drake Drake everywhere

Sorry, I don't agree. Drake is certainly located in an unfortunate location and uses an environmentally bad fuel - but it is simplistic to think you can just close it down without huge economic repercussions.

Perhaps the Independent should put forth some workable solutions before it simply strides forth as just another empty-headed environmental champion.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 08/06/2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Seven Falls to reopen, debut new restaurant

We should just save ourselves some time and rename this city the Broadmoor.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 08/06/2015 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Drown the gay scoutmasters, says Dr. Chaps

Catholic Boy Scout Troop Rejects Gay Leader- YET HE WAS A FORMER SCOUT LEADER!

Greg Bourke's 'heart is broken' after learning he would not be allowed to rejoin the Kentucky troop. "My heart is broken that my church would now present the barrier to my returning to my Boy Scout unit,” Bourke stated in a Facebook post Tuesday.

An activist, Bourke had been among those to fight for change in the BSA. Moreover, he and his partner Michel De Leon were plaintiffs in Bourke v. Beshear, a lead case on same-sex marriage in Kentucky. The case was later consolidated by the U.S. Supreme Court into Obergefell v. Hodges, which decided nationwide marriage equality.

He had previously served as leader in the troop, before he came out in 2012 and was forced to resign. Bourke had applied when the Boy Scouts of America’s national board voted last month to lift its ban on gay leaders.
However, the youth organization made exemptions for its religious chartering partners.


http://www.advocate.com/boy-scouts-america…

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 08/06/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Drown the gay scoutmasters, says Dr. Chaps

Catholic Boy Scout Troop Rejects Gay Leader- YET CATHOLIC PEDOPHILE PRIESTS ARE ACCEPTABLE WITHIN THEIR CHURCH! AND THIS LEADER HAD PREVIOUSLY WAS FOUND ACCEPTABLE TO SERVE.

Greg Bourke's 'heart is broken' after learning he would not be allowed to rejoin the Kentucky troop. “My heart is broken that my church would now present the barrier to my returning to my Boy Scout unit,” Bourke stated in a Facebook post Tuesday.

An activist, Bourke had been among those to fight for change in the BSA. Moreover, he and his partner Michel De Leon were plaintiffs in Bourke v. Beshear, a lead case on same-sex marriage in Kentucky. The case was later consolidated by the U.S. Supreme Court into Obergefell v. Hodges, which decided nationwide marriage equality.

He had previously served as leader in the troop, before he came out in 2012 and was forced to resign. Bourke had applied when the Boy Scouts of America’s national board voted last month to lift its ban on gay leaders.
However, the youth organization made exemptions for its religious chartering partners.


http://www.advocate.com/boy-scouts-america…

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 08/06/2015 at 1:46 PM

Re: “No chance in hell on the Hill

Bennet is a sad excuse for a senator and a sad excuse for a Democrat. After sending Mark Udall to certain defeat in 2014 he's maintaining the same strategy: blandness, triangulation from your base, and anything to keep from being called "liberal" or "progressive". Why would any Dem go out of their way to vote for this guy?

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jonny Quest on 08/06/2015 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Drown the gay scoutmasters, says Dr. Chaps

I would not let my middle-school daughter stay overnight with a heterosexual male scoutmaster, and most would agree with me. So, why would I let my middle school aged son stay overnight with a homosexual scoutmaster? What is the difference other than the extraordinary bias from those who put homosexuality up on a pedestal? A rational person can be 100% for homosexual equality, yet be against allowing them to be in situations where they are alone with youth of the same sex. Remember the BSA thing is not a law, we are just talking about policy here. Most institutions involving children have policies in place to protect children from pedophilic activity.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by VEV on 08/06/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Happy hours

happy hour BEST DEAL is $1 wells at CLEATS on Delmonico every night 11pm- midnight.... great staff and bar munchies Just moved here from NYS and i have no relationship to the place except a customer...

Posted by TS777 on 08/04/2015 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Purple problems

Thanks for sharing! great post , free unlimited resources and tokens generator for top eleven football manager through top eleven 2015 cheat to create and manage your own team , build stadium , dressup your player's and lot more fun free online.

Posted by top eleven on 08/03/2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Chemtrails concern continued

Maybe, for those who have only been alive a short while chemical spray trails are normal. Just part of life as they know it. Today I looked up and saw a rare anomaly, that is , there was a contrail. However it was one of dozens of dissipating "clouds" and lost among the throng of thick chemtrails. I understand why people do not wish to acknowledge them. I myself would rather accept reality than pretend it isn't happening. Look up right now and see the truth. 10:57 8/2/2015 in Colorado springs. Take a deep breath~ and taste reality. There is no point in worrying about the word aerosol. What is in them? We deserve to know.

Posted by magickman on 08/02/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “VA clinic construction begins at Centennial and Fillmore

They spent all of this money and a Veteran has a hard time getting therapy that they need. I have been farmed out to see a therapist at VA expense. Why don't they hire in house medical people. I would rather go back to the old clinic on Spruce. At least I could call the front desk and I had therapy there. So I don't need a beautiful, flagship, clinic to show off at the expense of my health care.

Wayne A. Woodward
719-290-4358

Posted by wayneroxu on 07/31/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Drown the gay scoutmasters, says Dr. Chaps

I LOVE THIS COMMENT: "Perhaps it would help if this moron learned the difference between being gay and being a pedophile. The overwhelming majority of child abusers are heterosexual males--deal with it.."

Yes, this is the root of Dr. Chaps claim about homosexuals but as I keep saying to him it is bigotry because you are condemning a group of people as all the same when we are as individualized as straight people... and most of us are decent citizens who don't deserve this prejudice, intolerance, or treatment.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by guruD on 07/31/2015 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Officer lied about sex with crime victim

another bad cop. I hope walk goes to jail for beating a handcuffed 110 pound 19 year girl.
who was he raised by animals? human animals?

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Kat Kats on 07/30/2015 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Drown the gay scoutmasters, says Dr. Chaps

PacksA9, you do not even bother to defend the innuendo I pointed out in a previous post. Instead you write, "that was just one page of hundreds that appeared using the search term 'gay child molester'." You cannot even defend the one case you cherry-picked, but you expect us to wade through hundreds of pages of such worthless material?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/30/2015 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Drown the gay scoutmasters, says Dr. Chaps

PacksA9 whines again, "Since you've offered no intellectual arguments regarding the root topic in your many posts..." On the contrary, my arguments are all logical and they have decisively exposed your posts as intellectually bankrupt. The problem is that you either do not have the intellectual capacity to understand them, or you do not have the intellectual honesty to acknowledge them.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/30/2015 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Deprivation station

What a beautiful story.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Judith Posch on 07/30/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “City defends "dangerous" bike lanes

I made a comment when I read about the mayor on bike to work day that basically said "The proof will be in the pudding." when it comes to encouraging people to ride.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like his message has filtered to the city's engineers. If you wouldn't want your 80 year old grandmother or your 8 year old child riding on it, it's not proper bike infrastructure, full stop.

It's hard not to respond to PacksA9 in a non-snarky way, but I'll do my best. As drivers, we're heavily subsidized by non-drivers. We do far more damage to the road and what we pay in registration, gas tax, etc. usually pays less than half of what it costs to build and maintain roads. That's direct costs. The person who rarely drives or doesn't drive at all, subsidizes our driving.
When externalities are factored in, we don't even come close to paying for half of our motoring infrastructure. I'm talking about increased pollution (asthma, climate change, etc), increased healthcare costs due to sedentary lifestyle, fire/ems response to crashes, etc.
I don't imagine a guy (definitely a guy) with a firearm as his avi is too into socialism, but well...there it is. When it comes to the "freedom of the open road," PacksA9 is all about those government handouts at the expense of others.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by rt on 07/30/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Drown the gay scoutmasters, says Dr. Chaps

Perhaps it would help if this moron learned the difference between being gay and being a pedophile. The overwhelming majority of child abusers are heterosexual males--deal with it.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Louis E. Walker on 07/30/2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Officer lied about sex with crime victim

Although the affidavit is available for the public to view in person, other local media have chosen to summarize the information for publication. You have chosen to publish the affidavit with no redaction, allowing your 20,000-plus readers access to the victim's name, date of birth, street and city, and email address. Why? This woman was the victim of a very serious crime, then victimized by a police officer, and now will be further victimized by the inevitable trolls and harassers who enjoy hurting people for fun. She's not the criminal in this story, and it took courage on her part to ultimately tell the truth. Have some compassion. I suggest you take the high road and change this, for the victim's sake.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Catherine Cumming on 07/30/2015 at 1:03 PM

All content © Copyright 2015, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation