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Re: “Time to show up, step up

Dealt with Rosemary Lytle in the past. She did not make a positive impression.

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Posted by Odin on 01/14/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

The City Not-So-Sage appears to buy into and promote the whole "firearm fetish" line of horse-puckey and completely mischaracterizes the overwhelming majority of firearm owners and carriers.

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Posted by Odin on 01/14/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

100% correct, Wilhelm von Mayer!

Dave H, laying the smack down! Good job!

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Posted by Odin on 01/14/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “The NAACP bombing, municipal court, shoplifting, and more

Cecelia Jacobs,

First of all, there is no evidence that the NAACP was the target. None. Granted, they are the most likely target, but right now any claims that they were are purely ASSUMPTIONS. As they say, assumptions are the mother of all f*&k-ups.

As to the person's "muddled exit strategy", sounds like you may actually know who the person is since nothing I have seen speaks to that. So maybe you should call the tip line.

And finally, as to joining the NAACP, and speaking as a minority myself, I will steadfastly disagree. Every time I or friends have had dealings with them, we have been left with a bad impression of them. I will (and have) defend their right to exist, but I will not join them and I will not support them.

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Posted by Dave H on 01/14/2015 at 1:41 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

"Packing, whether legally or not, puts you in a different place. Your "fight or flight" consciousness is heightened, you're far more aware of potential threats, and you feel ready to deal with anything."

No, not really. For those of us who do carry, it isn't all that different than having a wallet, watch, flashlight, or pocket knife -- we really don't think much about it other than to make sure we are being safe.

" Like a certain tightly wound former City Councilor who packed on the Council dais, you're a cowboy living in a dream world."

You speak for yourself. And if you truly feel this way, I recommend you cease carrying and maybe even considering getting rid of your person firearms.

"What can we do about it?"

Well for one thing you can quit demonizing the NRA, who does more for firearm safety in this country than anyone else and who is primarily funded by and represents their individual members, not the manufacturers.

You can stop focusing on and blaming the object used, since this diverts attention away from the behavior and root causes and even implies approval for the behavior -- making it the gun's fault.

You can start focusing on the person and the behavior as well as the root causes in our country's education, economics, ethics, and glorification of violence.

You can advocate teaching firearm safety in schools. Not marksmanship, though it would be nice to see a return to the days of yesteryear when schools had things like rifle teams (some schools still do), but SAFETY. Teach the younger kids to stop, don't touch, leave the area, and tell an adult. As they get older teach them some basics about firearms not being toys, keeping them pointed in safe directions, no horseplay, keeping the finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, knowing the target and what is beyond. Older still they can be taught about the laws and responsibilities of firearm possession. We teach all about the first, fourth, and fifth amendment rights, but we teach almost nothing about our second amendment rights.

"A country overflowing with dog-shooting vigilantes isn't a safe place"

And despite your chicken little sky is falling alarmist attitude, we don't live in such a place.

"Want to play cowboy? Move to Wyoming "

If you are really that frightened about living in Colorado, perhaps YOU are the one who should move. I am sure you will feel much safer in some place like say Chicago.

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Posted by Dave H on 01/14/2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

What I would like to see is for police officers to stop shooting or pets! Happens all of the time.

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Posted by Wilhelm von Mayer on 01/14/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

"The police are armed for a reason. They respond to life-threatening emergencies. They may have to defend themselves or others in such situations."

Police arrive after the crime has been committed to take statements and write a report, YOU as a civilian are the one who has to face attackers first.

You don't like firearms.... Don't buy one. Nobody is forcing you to.

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Posted by Wilhelm von Mayer on 01/14/2015 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Time to show up, step up

As a human, an American, and a minority, I support MLK's vision. I don't necessarily support the way the NAACP goes about it, I don't support those who constantly "play the race card", and I sure as hell do not support the race baiting actions of people like Al Sharpton.

I remember a few years ago when a fellow minority was trying to explain to the local NAACP (and the author) that there is no federal holiday called Presidents' Day, that it is actually Washington's Birthday and that the state holiday is Washington - Lincoln Day. You know what he was told? That he was a racist. Yep, all he did was politely inform a few folks as to what the law actually said and people started throwing the race card at him.

When looking into police actions against Blacks, what I found out was that 2.5x more Whites are shot and killed by police than Blacks, but that the NAACP did not want to address that. And I found out that the NAACP also did not want to address the fact that the majority of the Blacks that were shot and killed by police actually had a weapon are were threatening and even attacking people. And when I mentioned that to some folks you know what happened? Yep, out came the "racist" epithets against me, just like happened to my friend.

So, as usual, I will observe MLK Day in other ways and continue to avoid the NAACP.

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Posted by Dave H on 01/14/2015 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Local company takes on weedmaps.com, Cannabis Cup approaches, more

I prefer to use the locally grown cannapages.com

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Posted by James Mc on 01/14/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Time to show up, step up

I am reminded of Niemoller's poem/statement, "First They Came..." We like to use the word "community", but what weight does that carry, what relevance in our lives if we do not sincerely act as a community? If we do not stand up and speak out for each other? And not just so that there is someone there to speak for us, for me, in the end should I need it, but for the enriching and often beautiful and inspiring experiences, stories and wisdom to be shared with each other. Yes, people: stand up. Let's stand together.

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Posted by Aubrey Fennewald on 01/14/2015 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Time to show up, step up

I am reminded of Niemoller's poem/statement "First They Came". We like to use the word "community", but what weight does that carry, or true relevance in our lives if we do not sincerely act as a community? If we do n

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Posted by Aubrey Fennewald on 01/14/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Time to show up, step up

As a member of the NAACP, as a clergy person, as a father and husband, I will go to the MLK Breakfast. Why? Because I believe in the vision represented here. A vision of full equality. A vision where every human life might flourish. A vision of peace and harmony. We need a new version of the poor people's campaign, because far too many people on the margins are invisible, do not have a voice in our public square, do not have lobbyists on K Street that will represent them. I await the message that Rev. Benjamin Reynolds will give us, that we might be inspired to courageous action, in the direction of full equality, full participation, a beloved community where all are valued and all might flourish.

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Posted by roger.butts80905 on 01/14/2015 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Lamborn's campaign, Indy Give!, global warming, and more

I've had nothing but nice experiences with the Pikes Peak Humane Society. Perhaps the angry written block was to a letter last week. PLEASE always adopt!! There are many dog rescue groups that will help you out. And thank you to all the volunteers that help.

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Posted by TruB on 01/12/2015 at 9:40 AM

Re: “The road test from hell

It's very interesting that instead of replacing the signs they will just raise the fine, if that's even legal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHa9jQ-93BY

Posted by Christopher Everspark on 01/11/2015 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Lamborn's campaign, Indy Give!, global warming, and more

Well said Christy! Why isn't Lamborn helping with Brown's canyon! Colorado legislature more that Bill forward on Brown's canyon.

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Posted by TruB on 01/11/2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “A vinyl history lesson

Thanks John!!

Posted by euphster on 01/10/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Lamborn's campaign, Indy Give!, global warming, and more

"This new year, keep one resolution. Strive not to point machine guns at people." -- Kenton Lloyd

Machine guns are highly restricted items. Not something you can just walk into a store and walk out with. The paperwork alone takes about 9 months to process.

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Posted by Dave H on 01/08/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Lamborn's campaign, Indy Give!, global warming, and more

NEVER SHOULD ANYONE EVER, EVER ADOPT AN ANIMAL FROM THE PIKES PEAK REGION HUMANE SOCIETY, BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY WITH THEM. THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THE ANIMALS EXAMINED BY A VET. THEY TAKE THEM IN, PUT THEM IN A KENNEL, MAKE SOME IDEA UP ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE, AND WHEN YOU GO TO ADOPT THIS ANIMAL, IT MAY HAVE PARVO (WHICH KILLS DOGS) OR KENNEL COUGH, OR CANCER! BUT THEY WON'T TELL YOU THIS BECAUSE IT'S NEVER SEEN A VET OR BEEN TREATED THERE FOR ANYTHING. THEY MAKE UP THE HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL THEY RECIEVE, AND TELL YOU VERY, VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANIMAL ITSELF. IF YOU RETURN THE ANIMAL, THE HUMANE SOCIETY WILL STOP ADOPTING ANIMALS TO YOU BECAUSE YOU BROUGHT IT BACK FOR WHAT EVER REASON. THEY LIE RIGHT TO YOUR FACE ABOUT ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, AND SMILE WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY. DO THE RIGHT THING, AND ADOPT FROM ANOTHER ORGANIZATION THAT IS HONEST ABOUT EVERYTHING WITH THE PET YOU WANT TO ADOPT. THE HUMANE SOCIETY IN COLORADO SPRINGS CARES NOTHING ABOUT THE ANIMALS THEY HAVE THERE! WHEN THE KENNELS GET FULL, EVERY ANIMAL THAT COMES THROUGH THE DOORS TO BE SURRENDERED, IS KILLED. BUT THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR ANIMAL. IT SMELLS LIKE CRAP IN THERE, AND THERE IS ALWAYS DOG CRAP IN THE DOG KENNELS. DON'T ADOPT FROM THEM EVER! IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE ANIMAL AND IT'S NOT RIGHT OR FAIR TO YOU TO PUT MONEY UP FOR AN ANIMAL THAT YOU HAVE NO MEDICAL HISTORY OF. IF YOU NEED TO SURRENDER YOU PET, GO TO A "NO KILL ORGANIZATION" INSTEAD OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY. DON'T DO IT!!! PLEASE!!

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Posted by Jazz on 01/07/2015 at 2:33 PM

Re: “2015: A replay, or a reversal?

"But maybe our leaders will come to their senses."
WTF is John smoking? Geeze, I thought I was the dreamer.

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Posted by OldCrank on 12/31/2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “2015: A replay, or a reversal?

John, I have been wondering why Colorado Springs has not hosted a bowl game.

Posted by Patrick Davis on 12/31/2014 at 11:09 AM

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