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Re: “Secrets reign over security in Colorado governments

Tannim has it exactly right; not even Hillary suggested that she set up her illegal server for improved security. The real reason for the server is, in fact, simple: Hill wanted to avoid FOIA and Federal Records Act disclosures.

I realize writing for the CSIndy is not a sought after gig but can't the Indy do better than John's tinfoil hat ravings?

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Posted by Publius on 07/17/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Will Darryl Glenn rise to glory or fizzle out in his first stab at a national office?

Both of Glenn’s parents enjoyed the USAF gravy train and both Glenn and his wife lived on the USAF gravy train. He’s spent just about a full life on the taxpayers dime, and will collect his USAF retirement and other bennies for the rest of his life….cradle to grave on taxpayer money. Hallelujah! Amen! Pass the plate!

He’s got his lifetime gravy train squared away but will cut government spending, which is Tea Party / GOP code talk for cutting YOUR Medicare and Social Security in YOUR old age, as Paul Ryan and the GOP want to do. As a total hypocrite he’s a perfect GOP 1% wannabe.

“Glenn has been almost religious in attending meetings …. but he rarely instigated new initiatives.” I worked 30+ years for DoD and know that as the norm for career ticket punchers: don’t rock the boat, don’t make waves, don’t cause trouble, go along to get along, stay invisible while you’re here, let the civilians or the next guy clean up any messes.

The guy is a total facade of self promotion, an empty suit who says all the right things but has no substance and who blows the approved GOP dog whistle themes to catch voters’ ears. Do not be played for suckers over immigration, abortion, guns and other issues that aren’t going to change; these are topics used by pols only for divide and conquer politics.

Few retired Americans can make do without the existing Medicare and Social Security programs that we paid into all our working lives via tax withholding. It is OUR money and not an unearned gift from the government. If you’re not retired yet be careful with your future. Don’t elect anyone who wants to muck with YOUR future retirement security.

Vote GOP / Tea at your own risk.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/16/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “He's baa-aack! Mike Miles appointed to charter school board.

You ought to write a few words about Miles' sister, Shirley, who is part of the management team of the consulting firm, Third Future, they co-founded.

She was FIRED from the Department of Defense Education Activity for a variety of issues.

I think the Miles family has found a cash cow and plans to milk it for all its worth.

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Posted by Herm Inator on 07/16/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Anschutz's giving, Longinos Gonzalez's primary win, Lathen's new job, and more

"The Anschutz Foundation donates to hundreds of worthy organizations each year, and it does not attempt to dictate to those organizations how to spend their monies [including] sexual orientation or gender issues."

Non denial. So they don't dictate to "worthy organizations how to spend their money." Of course, if you donate to anti-LGBT groups, you already know HOW they will spend that donation.

Perhaps I can clarify that language for them. "Yes. We donate to some designated hate groups. So what?"

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Posted by Bill W. on 07/16/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Will Darryl Glenn rise to glory or fizzle out in his first stab at a national office?

So basically we have a career government leech who spent more time being an absentee public official than doing his job, all the while being a fundamentalist nutcase, and now suddenly wants to go from county to federal?

No thanks.

Instead I will be voting for a real American, a naturalized Chinese refugee who survived Mao and knows what real socialism is and how this nation is heading down that road and is determined to stop it. I'm voting for Lily Tang Williams.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/15/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Assault weapons, Orlando, McCain, Lamborn and the VA, and more

Chris Donahue: Do you even know what an "assault weapon is? Likely not. Do you know what the words "shall not be infringed" and "inalienable" mean? Like Scalia, likely not. My freedom is not to be sacrificed because pantywaists like you incorrectly think that responsibility is taught by prohibition, all in the socialist meme of "the common good." You are simply stuck on stupid.

Bob Kirby: Yeah, right. They won't want to break a nail.

Sally Alberts: Yes, Panama John McCain is a weasel, and has been for decades. Ask the Dineh how his sweetheart deal with Peabody Mining in Arizona led to their forced relocation from their reservation and subsequent cancer deaths from the mining operation. That's just one example.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/15/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Secrets reign over security in Colorado governments

"The real reason for the server is simple: Clinton may have suspected State Department emails were anything but secure and, control freak that she is, figured a private server was better. She was right. In 2014, the government belatedly discovered Russian hackers had penetrated State's system in 2006."

Hazy-Hurts tends to be a little stupid as his normal, but this one is REAL stupid.

Excusing 2,110 federal felonies (18 USC 793(f)(1) for those like Hazy who couldn't get a clearance to save their lives) in the name of being a control freak is more lame than a three-legged horse at the Kentucky Derby. Thinking that Hillary was taking the lead on transparency is so absurd that it defies explanation.

Hazy is just another example of someone who lost his mind years ago, but rather than lock him up in the loony bin where he belongs, someone else who lost his mind gave him a column each week to remove all doubt.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/15/2016 at 1:14 PM

Re: “UPDATE: ROAR: Still here, still fighting Over the River

By far the biggest impact on the Arkansas River is the industrial rafting industry. Over 50 companies have commercialized, commodified and prostituted every inch of the upper Arkansas. The year in, year out impact of virtually unregulated commercial rafting has had a devastating effect on the ecology of the region. If ROAR were a serious environmental group, that would be their focus, not some minor two week art project.

Posted by Heywood on 07/15/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Darryl Glenn, his own words

Scumbag of the Day: Megachurch Pastor Admits He’d Choose Trump Over Jesus

As an atheist, I have a very low opinion of religion to begin with. As a LIBERAL atheist, I consider right wing Christianity to be the single greatest threat to life on this planet. Not for nothing, if Jesus is supposed to be your role model, at least PRETEND you don’t despise the poor, the sick, and everyone that’s not a white heterosexual male.

But until this moment, right wing “Christian” leaders had to still maintain the fiction that Jesus was their Lord and blablabla. That seems to have ended as Robert Jeffress, the con-man pastor of a megachurch in Dallas has openly thrown Jesusunder the wheels of Trump’s jet-plane: “You know, I was debating an evangelical professor on NPR, and this professor said, ‘Pastor, don’t you want a candidate who embodies the teaching of Jesus and would govern this country according to the principles found in the Sermon on the Mount?’” Jeffress said. “I said, ‘Heck no.’ I would run from that candidate as far as possible, because the Sermon on the Mount was not given as a governing principle for this nation.”

Well, thank God (if you’ll forgive the expression)! It truly is a refreshing sight to see an influential leader of the religious right finally admit what so many of us have been saying for so many years: Conservative Christianity has little to nothing to do with Jesus and everything to do with weaponizing religion. It’s not about “salvation” or “living free of sin”; it’s about control and power. That’s it. Put women in their place. Keep the rich on top. Punish the poor. Strip minorities of their civil rights.

In other words: Do the exact opposite of what Jesus actually says in the Bible.…

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Posted by guruD on 07/15/2016 at 8:27 AM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

They should have made a "Thruway Highway" road out east 20 years ago, like they have back in NY and in Eastern states. That way trucks and cars that don't need to go thru the cities can bypass them to get thru the state quicker and safer for the population. We didn't get trucks dumping hazardous materials on the highways in the cities and less car congestion on the city highways.

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Posted by guruD on 07/15/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

The problem with a rail system between Colorado Springs and Denver is summed up in one simple dilemma "Once I get to Colorado Springs or Denver, how do I get to my final destination?" If the lightrail, bullet train, what have you dumps you off at a station, you still have to get from that station to where you want to be. Europe (lived there for over a decade) has this taken care of by excellent intra-city mass transit. The US, not so much. Personal autos are very much a privilege and definitely not a necessity in Europe.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/14/2016 at 5:54 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

There is no indication that adding more traffic lanes to the Interstate is anything but a short-term solution. Look at LA or the area around D.C. LA is bumper to bumper at sunrise. The country needs to look at rail systems.

Also not sure it is ever a good idea to reclassify funds designated for a particular purpose just for a quick fix for something else. That's how Social Security ran into difficulty -- politicians dipping into an available trough. If a fund is no longer needed, bring the pressure of the opinion column to bear on getting rid of it, not on using it as an alternate funding source.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/14/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Listen to the Jesus bench complaint

Thanks for the civil discourse, it is always enjoyable and informative. Hell, I'll talk about just about anything as long as it stays civil, (of course, I do fail at civility myself more often than I'd like). You've challenged some of my preconceived notions and given me food for thought as well.

As far as I know, there is still no bus to the airport, nor any affordable flights. I usually fly out of Denver. It would seem important if we are trying to attract tourists though. I use public transportation anytime I travel to a major city, prefer it to driving in a unfamiliar place.

Have an awesome day man!

Posted by obliosupercat on 07/14/2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

I agree that I-25 is a mess, however I don't think the best answer is to widen the lanes.

We need some form of light-rail connecting the front-range. Denver has a good enough transportation itself to not need a car once there.

How many deaths result from driving accidents every year? Think of how many times we've been lucky enough to sit in traffic, and not be in the crash that caused it.

I don't understand why we're focusing so much energy into projects that take money away from the city. We need a light-rail for the front range, for our little city we need to restore the streetcar.

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Posted by KyleJS on 07/14/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Listen to the Jesus bench complaint

I may have to reconsider my comment about faith being appropriate only in religious contexts. Perhaps a "Jesus Bench" is there to inspire faith or, maybe just hope, while anticipating the arrival of an actual bus in Colo. Springs :-)
Is there a city bus out to the Municipal airport yet?
In any regard, thanks for the measured comments. You have given me food for thought, and challenged my ability to communicate in some sort of lucid manner. I always enjoy that sort of exchange.

Posted by asawatcher on 07/14/2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “New bus route meets opposition from Old North End

As Brian mentioned the proposed changes only affect 1.4 miles of bus route 9 & 19 that pass through a historic residential neighborhood. There are 4 lightly used bus stops on this stretch of N. Nevada. The rest of the route and stops on Nevada between UCCS and Downtown will not be affected by this change and will maintain their 15 minute service. For more information on the ONEN Bus Plan, please visit this website:…

It does a much better job of explaining the concerns of ONEN neighbors and the proposed solution to the problem.

There is also a blog with several posts that further detail the extensive process that was used to arrive at the ONEN solution:…

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Posted by Bob Sullivan on 07/14/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Marijuana industry cheats death with clever political tactic

no one got bought off we just don't agree that alcohol is any better and think that they should lay off the little plant that helps so many people.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/14/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Listen to the Jesus bench complaint

I understand your point concerning the difference between faith and belief, though it is subtle and related to context. For an agnostic, questions of faith and belief are based solely on material evidence. The agnostic asks the question 'how do I know, what I know?' 'Is my knowledge based on solid evidence, or are they beliefs based on feelings, intuition, hearsay, personal ignorance, or manipulation?' To believe and to know are two different things to an agnostic. I know that hairbrushes exist, based on material evidence. I know that if I don't move my toes to prevent a brick from falling on them it will hurt, I know this based on evidence and experience with heavy things falling. A child only touches a hot stove once, once out of curiosity, after that they have knowledge that it will burn.

As for Leprechauns: My intuition tells me that there is no such thing as magical little beings roaming the earth hiding pots of gold called leprechauns; so I tend to believe that they do not exist; however, I have no evidence as to whether they exist or not, so I don't waste my time making those judgements or claiming knowledge about Leprechauns, much like the question of gods existence.

Concerning your question: Why do theists burden atheism with the theological baggage that theists require to affirm their FAITH? I don't know why theist take that position, anymore than why the woman who I initially responded to feels that some folks "atheist cards should be revoked". I suspect that it may have to do with folks rationalizing their own non-evidence based beliefs. Perhaps it is the ego getting in the way of asking the question in an honest way "What evidence do I have for my beliefs?" Perhaps it is a general distaste for admitting there are just some things that cannot be known. Why do atheists try to lump the agnostic point of view in with their own? Good questions.

From a personal point of view. My experiences with both theists and atheists are very similar, as both groups somehow feel that as an agnostic, I really do share their faith and beliefs, I just need a little convincing, a little rhetoric to push me off the fence. I consider myself agnostic, because neither theism or atheism are a good fit for the way my mind operates, I spent my early life, until my late 30s defining myself as an atheist, at some point it didn't work for me anymore, I wish it did, I miss the certainty I felt. The older I get the more I question my own beliefs, the more I ask myself 'how do I know what I know?' Turns out a person can pick up some bad information over time, and allow it to be incorporated as beliefs in a very unconscious way. Agnosticism is really the scientific method applied to life. Distinct and separate from either theism or atheism.

Theists are theists, atheists are atheists, agnostics are agnostics, and if any of these groups are being offended by a Jesus is Lord bus bench, then the question needs to be asked. Why? This is not a church and state issue, it is a freedom of speech issue. It is not an issue of whether Jesus is truly Lord, its about a place to sit (maybe ponder the nature of faith, belief, and knowledge) while waiting for a bus that is partially funded by advertising to arrive.

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Posted by obliosupercat on 07/14/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “The Little Market lives again, and a Cambodian food truck launches

Hi James,
Totally understood. That's one of the challenges of us being a weekly paper — when news comes in on a Wed., Thurs., or Fri. and we're waiting to hit racks again on the following Wednesday. We'll often put up teasers on the blog ahead of time, and in this case, best I can say is I and the INDY had tweeted it late last week. Please follow us both on Twitter and Facebook and hopefully we'll get you the word ahead of time on the next event you're interested in.

Posted by Matthew Schniper on 07/14/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Public Market eyes Labor Day opening

(Carter Payne Event Center/Green Man Taproom) at 320 S. Weber St.

Posted by Lalahartma on 07/14/2016 at 7:13 AM

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