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Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

Olinyks comment about Blacks that " crime sometimes seems the only way to survive" I feel needs to be addressed. An ignorant comment and a racist view or a view by someone who has had little to do with learning history. As it is said about history and not learning from it that one will repeat it. The lowest common denominators in society force us all to their level all too often.
What some do not understand is that of the many groups or cultures living here there are some that are targeted. From harassment to murder, those the United States government wishes to control are blamed for outrageous acts against "proper society" As Olinyk demonstrated in his Blacks=crime comment, government's tactics work quite well on those who do not think it through or see a pattern of behavior. Government simply studies these groups and observes what they do. When the appropriate activity is found it is criminalized. The War on Drugs began this way. Cocaine use by Blacks was demonized in the media and laws then were passed. Shortly thereafter police were shooting "crazed" Black men in the back and it was justified, thanks to a racist law. Plains Indians were forbidden to perform their private ritual known as the sun dance. And Opium being outlawed was to target Chinese immigrants. Marijuana targeted Mexicans in the 1930s. All the way to the 1960s when hippie liberal Democrats saw the criminalization of LSD and were constant targets. Humans using drugs goes back to the beginning of time and it is a boon for a government that wishes to control or eliminate certain groups. History shows that this is absolutely the case and not the way they would like you to believe.
The recent rewriting of The Civil War history is a glaring example of government propaganda and control. Suddenly the noble and valiant Northerners are the heroes who fought to free slaves. Wrong and absurd as well. Free the slaves into what? "You are free, go along now" "Go where?" "I don't know, you're free, now go, you cannot stay here because you are free. Get it?" Young white men in blue uniforms sacrificing their lives for Black slaves?? No way. The Civil War was about money, tax and trade. Ask yourself; if it was about slavery then why did it take 100 years before The Civil Rights Act was signed into law. No big rush was there?
Actual crime is generally committed by sociopaths regardless of their ancestry, social or financial standing. Using and/or selling drugs was not a crime at all until 100 years ago. Barrack Obama used drugs so was that his blackness showing? No.
Olinyks has shown nothing has changed and as wordy as he is he still cannot grasp what "profiling" means or maybe he does. He will probably tell us. I can't wait. He will help us lose Rights and live in fear of police, he will take us back to the stone age.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/25/2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

I did not vote for Trump. However, in all fairness, Trump is not skipping the AFA. Instead he is speaking at one of the other FOUR institutions that presidents rotate through. Pres Obama spoke at the AFA last year, and the normal rotation would put the president at the Naval Academy this year. This is a list of Obama's graduation speeches each year: https://www.google.com/amp/www.nj.com/articles/18376199/here_are_the_other_graduations_president_obama_has.amp

However, due to a scheduling conflict with an overseas trip, Trump is speaking at the coast guard graduation this year instead of the Naval Academy. This is one of the FOUR places in the rotation, not three as your article states. https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/19/trump-to-keynote-us-coast-guard-academy-graduates-on-may-17.amp.html


See also this April 13th article (before Trump's Coast Guard speech was finalized) that details the four year rotation and the scheduling conflict: http://www.theday.com/article/20170413/NWS09/170419674

I don't care for Mr Trump at all. But your article is unfair. It leaves the reader with the impression he is snubbing the AFA. That is simply not true. He was not due to speak here this year, and he is in fact speaking at one of the four institutions where presidents speak each year.

Your point about speaking at a religious institution graduation is indeed worthy of examination, but it's unfair to frame your article as though he is speaking at Liberty instead of the AFA.

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Posted by indigogirl on 04/25/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

Olinyk! How dare you presume my levels of respect or disrespect. I asked you to guess why you may think I was profiled and a traffic stop occurred, more than once I will add. Police cannot stop someone without reason, and one does not not have to provide ID either. They asked for ID from the passenger in that car, and they had no cause. They also had firearms drawn, so should I assume it was a felony stop?
My response was not "kneejerk" and was actually a short version of what I almost posted yesterday. I will point out that your first comment was pure racist and bigoted hogwash, and one might guess you are a white supremacist just by what you stated. Would CSPD really like you defending their practices? Your answer will be quite interesting, and CSPD's would be even more so.
While you may specialize in claptrap, and the Indy is always trying to make a rose stink, I am a supporter of The Bill of Rights. There is but one race: Human. We have Rights granted by our creator and guaranteed by The Constitution. Spin it any way you wish, but your view will not stand up under the scrutiny of even the dimmest light of day. To those who are not as blond haired and blue eyed as you are, you owe an apology.
As for manners: I have them, but they will not be exercised or exhibited for the likes of you.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/25/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

Not speaking at the AFA but speaking at an Evangelical University? Well, if that isn't the most Un-American thing I've ever heard of... What a douchebag and an embarrassment.

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Posted by Candi Frank on 04/25/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Odds and ends from Colorado Springs to La Junta

You are a typo: Spout instead of Sprout in the first line.

Posted by Lalahartma on 04/25/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

Perhaps if the ceremony was held in Florida #45 could make it...the Academy is better off with the Retired Marine Corp General!

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Posted by Mary Ripley on 04/25/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Eating vegan and vegetarian in Colorado Springs

Excellent guide, thank you! Can't wait to check out these places! Will definitely be sharing with my vegan daughter, too.

Posted by FearlessPursuits on 04/25/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

Mr. Wyman's statement that, as a white person he has been treated in a manner that he does not deem appropriate, gives credence to the fact that the police are more even-handed than he may purport. Obey the requests and commands of a police officer and there will be far less trouble and whining by amateur "filmmakers." Body cameras do, indeed, make a police officer more cautious primarily because we live in a litigious society with a large population segment that is disrespectful to the point of being confrontational -- much like Mr. Wyman's kneejerk response. Manners have fallen by the cultural wayside.

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Posted by GregO73 on 04/25/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Trump to skip Air Force Academy graduation

He's probably afraid to appear in front of so many intelligent people and looking and sounding stupid!

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Posted by mbomcar on 04/25/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs reaches settlement in racial profiling case

Greg Olinyk! They should make you minister of propaganda. And where does this slavery nonsense you spew enter in to any of this? CSPD profiles, they have done it to me and I am white. I will leave it to you Greg Olinyk to guess why.
Guns drawn for a traffic stop is a "tell". If the officers felt they were in danger they would have stayed back with their vehicle. What was the cause of the stop anyway? Driving while black?
Your whole comment is pure idiocy and nonsense.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/25/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Digital video providers could be the end of your cable bill

Hey something I want to put on there that will be briefly mentioned in my upcoming article- AVOID KODI.

As I want to keep in my article, recall in the 80's those "legal" cable box channel descramblers? They did not last, did not work well (KODI with add-on's is better), and were illegal.

Well KODI, the software that most of those Chinese KODI boxes are loaded with require additional software and often makes them illegal if not at least VERY VERY close. The boxes support drop quick as well- good luck suing an overseas overnight company that changes names (even in this country).

They you are on your own. Then you are really stuck doing illegal practices to get those illegal channels.

HBO, NETFLIX, etc.- legal??? No my friend, not. Not for long anyways in the USA.

I'd put money on that one.

I am open to discussion.

Posted by Techpertise on 04/25/2017 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Finding cheap internet is not easy

Hey- I get excited when I see a "ditch witch" running full time around my neighborhood. I truly hope FIOS/fiber is coming.

FOLKS!!!!! DID YOU KNOW THAT VERIZON FIOS OFFER 750 Mbs download speeds (same upload speed) for $70 in some markets? It's a no brainer if they don't have a data cap or now worse than Comcast at 1 Terabyte (our local shackles).

I would personally LOVE TO HAVE THAT. I hope things change. Let's all help one another out.

I feel a petition coming on. Anyone agree?

Posted by Techpertise on 04/25/2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “ISPs are set to sell your personal data to the highest bidder, how can you stop them?

Hey HolaMakina. I get it. There's a lot of $ to be made with this industry. Well TONS ACTUALLY.

I've signed petitions, complained directly to the FCC, and much more. ALL WE CAN DO IS TRY.

BUT WE MUST TRY I FEEL.

I am behind you on what you say above. Not sure about Bernie but I don't get into politics much if I can avoid it on here. This is not the place.

It is the place to discuss technology, help one another with it, and if lucky- change the landscape of it.

If we don't, who will? Thanks for your vocal opinions. You are not alone. I hope you will read more and be a contributor with your comments. They are welcomed.

Posted by Techpertise on 04/25/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Your technological tour guide

Hey so you know friends- I am up for most questions on tech and I will try to answer them. If I cannot, I will refer you or find the information lest you need a serious solution say networking a multi protocol network at your small business or home. Even then.....

Posted by Techpertise on 04/25/2017 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Could a basic antenna replace your expensive TV provider?

Hey BTW- saw some legit antennas for $5 each on techbargains.com / amazon.com .
I bet as good as the regular go arounds, if you know what I mean. Don't overpay!

Great for news, if you like 24 hours of Law and Order (some channel seems to always have it), crazy old western TV series, Cops Reloaded (LOL), and if you are odd like me- People's Court and all the other much worse court shows including Judge Judy (not a fan personally but parents still watch it even with cable!).

Good luck to all. It's a tough world out there!

Posted by Techpertise on 04/25/2017 at 12:12 AM

Re: “City Council's first challenge: How to make an immediate difference

Lofty goals be damned -- I'd be happy if someone, anyone,, would just fix the streets so you could drive on them.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 04/24/2017 at 11:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs City Council election news

Could this be the end of Sarah Jack's political career? Colorado Springs Forward shoveled money at her and got nothing for it. Maybe she should try for a more conservative city? How about a comparable like Oklahoma City?

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Posted by leloupe on 04/24/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “An accomplished couple wants to bring skiing to nearby mountains, but it won't be easy

I live in castle rock so it would be very nice if there is a ski resort 40 minutes from my house and that area does get a lot of snow enough In that area so their could be a ski resort but With the rise of climate change and the area not being the coolest how long would it stay open also how many tress would they need to cut down, so I'm skeptical of a resort at ormes peak I personally think the old pikes peak ski area would be better. So despite what I've said everyone in Colorado Springs, pueblo, Canyon city and Douglas county would be happy for a new ski resort so close. The problems it would cause is traffic in the neighborhood and the disruption of wildlife ecosystem sooooo I highly doubt this is actually going to happen but it would be cool

Posted by colby on 04/24/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs faces lawsuit over out-sourced fleet maintenance contract

I hate to say I told you so, but...

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Posted by Ryan Wolfe on 04/24/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “City Council's first challenge: How to make an immediate difference

Recreational MJ not until Nov 2018??

Why would we want to send all that sales tax revenue to Manitou Springs??

Think!

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Posted by billd on 04/24/2017 at 4:29 PM

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