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Re: “Middle school can be cheesy

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Re: “Hope swings eternal

@Melchett - I support Hope Solo and I agree with her view that as an athlete when a team doesn't come at you, when they clearly could have, it can feel like they are cowardly in not doing so. It is a feeling she expressed and I have no problem with her expressing her true feelings. I understand that not everyone agrees that she should express her feelings in a truthful manner and should make nice because that's what female athletes are supposed to do. I would much rather be represented by someone who isn't afraid to say it like she feels than someone who makes up lies to cover up their juvenile stupidity. I will agree to disagree on this with you. Have a day.

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Posted by Diane on 08/27/2016 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Glad to see common sense prevail for a change. It's time to be more active in getting this country back to a place where there is reverence and love for the one TRUE God and love for each other. There is a difference between not loving someone ( fill in whatever protected class you wish ) based on their belief, sexually, religiously etc. and accepting and celebrating it. There is a right and a wrong period. Whether people want to accept it or not. We need to be at a place to lovingly reject the fallacy that if it feels good at the moment than it must be ok to do it. What a childish, immature and senseless world we live in. I challenge the bible haters to actually read what they seem to hate so much. If you do truly read all of it in context and not pull individual texts out to twist the meaning to fit your hateful purpose, you will see that it is truly good. Anyone who is honest cannot deny that things are getting worse and worse in our country and the world in general. There is a logical reason for that. You know it as do I.

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Posted by dad96 on 08/27/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Reading the MRFF sycophants talk about "harassment" is both hilarious and pathetic. They are the ones doing all the harassing here.

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Posted by CJ Broz on 08/26/2016 at 9:32 PM

Re: “So you want to work in a dispensary?
Look up MED Occupational Licensing
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Posted by Ryeonna on 08/26/2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Hope swings eternal

@diane, we will clearly have to agree to disagree on this one, in large part because I don't understand your rationale.

You said you aren't giving Solo a pass but then also say that you're not disappointed in how she expresses herself? I respect her passion, but can not understand anyone defending the way in which she express her frustration.

Furthermore, the fact that 'cowardly' is the antonym to 'courage' is neither here nor there. There are different degrees of and ways in which courage can be displayed. Because one team is courageous it doesn't automatically follow that their opposition can't also be.

If you want to say, 'I support Hope Solo and agree with her characterization of Sweden's performance' then good for you; that's your hill to die on. I wouldn't spend any more time attempting to explain your position though because, honestly, you're only making less sense the more you try.

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Posted by Melchett on 08/26/2016 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

cosgringo, I have been in and out of CSpgs since 1951. I went to Queen Palmer, East and Wasson at various points in my life. I can say for certain that observing the cultural, economic and sociological changes in this once-great city are glaringly obvious. some 4 decades ago I built one of the early "new development" apartment complexes "out east". Out east? I used to hunt dove out there when I was in high school. I knew there was something wrong with the state when I came back a few years ago and got a good look at the infrastructure...that remained after TABOR. I was, and still am, aghast. The inability of the state (city, county, nation) to raise revenue based upon current realities and projected population/usage demographics has been devastating to the state. I went up Pikes Peak recently for the first time in decades - I knew the road had been paved, but I didn't realize that the City of C Spgs could hold my access to a National Park hostage...but the real kicker was that the PP toll road was in far better condition that 95% of the streets in the city. Whassup wit dat?

As far as the food scenes in Denver and C Spgs, I tend to disagree. I'm not a chef, but I'm a damned good cook, and I've eaten all varieties and levels of cuisine on three continents and in many different areas on those continents. I'm a foodie (of sorts). I think the issue is that you've experienced all that there is to experience in the area and it IS time for a vacation. As far as your health is concerned, I wish you the best! Be proactive with your attitude and do the best you can for your body food and exercise wise. Safe travels! It's the people that make a place, and this town still has some good ones. Turn off the TV, throw away the paper, move to the country, build you a home. Eat a lot of peaches, raise a lot of children. Learn to love Jesus (or Buddha, or Jehovah, or that which resides within your own spirit) on your own! (Partially thanks to John Prine...)

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Posted by Vietnamized on 08/26/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Christianity is becoming the most persecuted religion in this country, despite its being a large part of our historical culture. Anyone who tries to change the culture of other nations is shot down fast, but not here. I'm thankful for this small victory.

US military personnel do not give up their personal rights of free expression and to worship as they please. (Folks, it's freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion, as Mikey wishes it to be.) I agree with the poster who pointed out that the Koran or any other book wouldn't have received a second glance. Mikey likes to stir the pot whenever he can. The Air Force made the right call on this one.

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Posted by ecfan on 08/26/2016 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Shopper's Grill, Humble Coffee, Vallejo's

The best coffee in Colorado Springs

Posted by Virginia Holland on 08/26/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

16 years here. Loved it. Getting bad. Truck stolen from under me. People living in it. Everyone is getting a CCP as they probably should- I've never seen so much road rage happen in front of my face and to me. It's really getting worse. I'll grant you where I am relocating is actually worse but I expect that with where I am heading. It saddens me to see the decline of this city that I was so thrilled to live in and proud, too.
Chain restaurants and cookie cutter homes are it's future. Food scene stinks and the culture is poor. I cannot enjoy the outdoors due to my health and suddenly I realize how hollow this town (city) can be. It's not a small town and it should not be suffering as it does such as the horrible food and lack of theater, etc.

Even Denver has a poor food scene and culture compared to cities of it's size but I understand we are in a very different location. I hope things improve so when I vacation I'll want to come back here if my health returns.

I am sure I will be in the gunsights for my comments but I've lived all around this country. I came here to make it my permanent fixture. I just realize it's not going in a good direction and it's a good time to sell not to mention again once you start being a victim of crimes you lose faith. I live on the North side to top it off. It's not safe anywhere here any longer. Why don't we ever hear about the constant crimes on our local news?

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Posted by cosgringo on 08/26/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

It is interesting to see some numbers, but the small number of police on patrol has been the norm for at least a decade - as anyone who has called the police about a property crime can attest.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 08/26/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

cutting police and having defence lawyers drag cases out over trivialities is all part of Satan's plan to cause havoc and make people angry at God.

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Posted by Rose White on 08/26/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Hope swings eternal

@melchett - I didn't say she should get a pass, but I'm not disappointed in her passion or her way of expressing herself. She said US was courageous and the antonym is cowardly, so I think in her analogy it works. Coward is one of those words that triggers strong emotions, so I'm not surprised people have a problem with it. What I did say is that I strongly don't agree with your characterization that she's an "infant" or "toddler-esque". She's a grown woman who speaks her mind and if that offends some people's sensibilities, then it just does. I'm answering this after her announced suspension and termination of her US Soccer contract, so I guess you win. Male athletes are not expected to "play nice" the same way female athletes are and this is just a reaffirmation of that. Finally, I have no problem being represented by an athlete that puts it all out there, truthfully and unapologetically. Life is often not pretty, but I always appreciate when it's real.

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Posted by Diane on 08/26/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Bible removed from desk at Peterson AFB

I am offended by many things as many people are. But unless it threatened my life or others I think we should keep those things to ourselves. I am not Muslim but a Koran on somebody's desk would not offend me. I would probably in my 15 minute break even ask to talk about it. G. Blank

Posted by Geraldine Blank on 08/26/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Muslims are given every protection and freedom to exercise their religion. Even Satanists are now openly having rituals to Satan and leading our children into Devil Worship. But a lone Bible sitting on a desktop becomes a huge problem - why? "For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires." Hebrews 4:12

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Posted by fishing4truth on 08/26/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Locals smile on military, survey shows

Unfortunately, the survey closed before we found out that Peterson Air Force Base was contaminating groundwater supplies in the Fountain and Widefield/Security areas that might take a generation of more to clean up.

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Posted by Bill Burns on 08/26/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Locals smile on military, survey shows

It is important to note that PPACG got $805,000 from the Pentagon to do this "study". It was certainly mostly in house. Sprinkle in a few negative comments from those few who happened to find out about it and wrap up a neat package of support for business as usual. As the article points out the pollution of the Widefield aquifer is ignored. A month ago I called them and urged them to get involved. I got a brushoff which informed me that they couldn't do anything unless one of the government or military actors asked them to get involved. This report is not credible.

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Posted by Gopher on 08/26/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “ColoradoCare, Donald Trump, Palmer Park improvements, and more


I find your stereotyping of me, being a progressive, somewhat insulting and quite inaccurate.

I have worked hard for everything I have. I have worked hard my whole life. The state is not my provider, nor is it my all knowing deity. I rely on myself and I think for myself. You and I are no different in that aspect.

As far as stealing, which I believe is your alias to paying taxes.
The Lakota, beautiful wise people, whom I was so blessed to meet and learn from when I lived in your neck of the woods, called the white man "wacicu". Wacicu, very loosely interpreted, means one who does not give back. They took and they took, but they didn't give back. The Lakota noticed that when they observed the white man slaughtering buffalo and leaving the full dead carcasses to rot, among other actions where the white man took and took and took from our Earth Mother.

I consider paying taxes as a way of giving back to our country and our people for what I have received living here. So, I sign my tax document with gladness to be able to give back. My opinion, those of you who hate to pay taxes are still wacicu, you still have not learned the concept of giving back.

I realize the greater debate is are we paying too much. However, there are many wealthy individuals and corporations in this country who pay nothing or close to nothing in taxes. Until Mr. Trump, the Republican nominee shows us his tax forms, I will assume he is very much a wacicu.

Are you still living as a wacicu Tannim? Do you feel a gladness to give back to help others in this country that has given you the opportunities you have had?

The native people had a strong feeling of community. They could not rejoice if others in their community were hurting, they took care of each other.

Because of this strong sense of community Tannim, the U.S. government took on the mindset to "save the child, they must kill the indian". Their first step was to kill this strong sense of community and instil the mindset to look after themselves and let others take care of themselves. This sounds very familiar to current Republican mindset.

As far as Eminent Domain is concerned, what you are referring to as coveting, that's a difficult concept for me. I have mixed feelings, because I believe in community, I am willing to give for the common good.

I think if it is right or wrong, depends on a case by case basis. Giving up your property for some corporation...hell no! I will stand beside you to protest that.

However, if it can be shown that it is indeed for the common good, I don't necessarily oppose that. But for those who do give for the common good should be compensated in a very satisfactory manner. They have given back and they need to be rewarded for such an act of love for our community.

As far as murder goes and a police state, I won't argue with that at all. I am with you, we need to overhaul our law enforcement. There was a time in my life, I am 61 years old, it was very uncommon for an officer to take a life and when they did it was a very traumatic event and many officers could not get over that trauma and left the force.

It seems nowadays an officer may have taken many lives and it doesn't seem to bother or affect them at all, they can strangle a man to death on video and walk away feeling good and proud. I find that alarming and frightening.

Having said all of this Tannim, I want to thank you for your very respectful debate. I believe your were the one I told a while back that name calling is beneath you. You and I have never met, I just knew you were better than that and you have shown me I was correct.

Pilamaya Yelo (thank you) and Mitakue Oyasin ( we are all related, or all one), we can take this concept one step further, left leaning or right leaning, Pagan or Christian, we are all American's.

I would love Tannim to be able to call you "kola"....My Friend.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 08/26/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Trump fights for the rich

More of the same liberal media trash talk. Yawn.... Speaking of liars...... the Clintons have both lied under oath.

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Posted by badenowl on 08/26/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Wave your bandera with pride

The assumption, apparently, is that Trump is anti-Mexican. In my view, he is anti illegal alien. No matter where you sit in this emotionally charged election year, one needs to follow the laws of the land. Anything else leads to more problems than we already have.

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Posted by badenowl on 08/26/2016 at 9:31 AM

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