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Re: “Get out and vote, the third debate, death with dignity, and more

The Colorado promoters of assisted suicide are guilty of false advertising. Their bills do not deliver as promised. If they are really supporting individual choices and rights they would provide an ordinary witness to the self administration of the lethal dose. Without a witness they are allowing forced euthanasia. I learned after caring for my wife's last 18 months of declining autonomy. I learned that you can work on 4 hours sleep. I am focused on how this Prop 106 is written, it's omissions and how it could be administered to my wife.
Colorado Prop 106 provides no ordinary witness to the self-administration of poison.
Even as the promoters have inundated us with their chant that the lethal dose must be self-administered and mentioned it 9 times in their 11 page Prop 106 they do not provide an ordinary witness to the act. That omission effectively eviscerates all of the so called safeguards. The difference between having a witness to "self administration" and no witness is that one honors individual rights and the other is non voluntary euthanasia. A promoter was once asked "why don't you just legalize euthanasia?" He said "the public is not ready to accept euthanasia."
The process seems to be full of requirements on the front end up until the script is written. Then an heir can pick up the script and administer it without oversight. Know that only 2% of the doctors have attended these events in other states.
Even the front end requirements have fatal flaws. A predatory heir may be a witness to the initial request along with a staff member of the facility. Does that sound like good public policy?
The rest of the family is not required to be contacted. And everyone involved gets instant immunity. The death certificate is falsified by this law which makes it impossible to prosecute a murder when the death certificate states the underlying illness is the cause of death. There really is no transparent reason not to post poison as the cause.
This bill Final #145 Article 48 provides that a predatory heir can facilitate the signup process, murder the individual and receive immunity all before the rest of the family is notified. This is neither reasonable nor prudent public policy. This is dangerous public policy that puts the entire population (all ages) at risk of exploitation by the medical-industrial-complex, organ traffickers and predatory heirs.
I encourage people to read the Oregon model bill before taking a, or expounding on their position. We will agree no matter our starting position that this Prop 106 does not deliver.
This bill is not the one.
Respectfully submitted,
Bradley Williams
President
MTaas dot org

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Bradley Williams on 10/26/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “City studies financial impacts of developing the Banning Lewis Ranch

This should be quite interesting! thanks for the update, Pam.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by What's the Word? on 10/26/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Obituary: 'Street Smarts' writer Bob Campbell

Good man. Sad loss.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill Burns on 10/26/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “CC grads bike cross-country to challenge voters

Best of luck, Mr. Trump.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Howell on 10/26/2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “UPDATE: ATTN: Cyclists. Tell the city you want these bike lanes.

I travel Research multiple times throughout the day. I have seen one bicyclist using the new route. I have seen two bicyclist using the sidewalk. I have not seen any lowering of speeds by cars, but more aggressive driving as a result of these lane changes. In order to make a right hand turn on red I have seen two cars ready to pull out and they are both beyond the crosswalk making it dangerous for pedestrians crossing at intersections. There are places on Research, in order to see clearly, the driver would need to pull 15-20 ft past the stop lights. Overall, not a real effective way to keep people safer, especially when bicyclists and motorists are not obeying traffic signals. The city is growing so why are we decreasing lane usage. Why don't they make the sidewalk a little wider and give bikes a lane within the sidewalk. If I were a bicyclist I would rather be paired with walkers than with drivers who are distracted daily.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by thinkaboutit on 10/26/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Proposition 106: The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act

The truth of that matter is, that it is none of anybody's business when a person needs/wants to end their life with dignity. How does it possibly effect you? When I see extreme right wing conservatives rail against it, I want to scream at them for their insane hypocrisy. They have always maintained a position that they don't want governmental interference in people's personal lives, yet hypocritically believe that it is okay to try and tell someone what they can and cannot do with their body. I guess when it meets with their own personal agenda it's ok to interfer. Oh the irony is staggering

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Christin Mason on 10/25/2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

War? You don't have any idea. Drones are weapons of cowards. Suicide vests are too. The country that uses the most drones has the least honor. The ugly American has come home to ROOST! Trump is the quintessential American! Its perfect, I knew a dark agent would rise and grab stone age Americans by their peasant, uneducated white pussies. He speaks a massive dark truth.

0 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by misslana on 10/25/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

The ottoman empire was sliced up, not Persia. Iran means land of the Arian as a gift to Hitler. Persia has maintained its borders for six thousand years you pussy.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by misslana on 10/25/2016 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

I have a nightmare story. Rented a house and was stupid enough to add a roomate to the lease who then turned out to be a K and meth addict. who then got a restraining order on me before I was able to get one on him. First come first serve it seems. The police removed me from my home. I had ten minutes to get clothes and items. I paid the rent and utilities and after month of him being a nightmare roommate i was evicting him. He saw on my fb i was getting a restraining order and so he beat me to it. I was still paying rent and all utilities plus i had multiple businesses i worked from home with.

He ended up stealing everything i had. over $250,000 worth of merchandise.

Took me 3 months to get the restraining order on me removed. And now I have a permanent one on him.

But I lost everything I had in the process.

My day job , multiple businesses I started , over $250,000 in merchandise. My family heirlooms and pictures etc. Clothes you name it. I literally had to start life over and in debt for lawyers fees and having to pay bills for a house i was not allowed to live in. after its said and done I have no respect for the legal system and realize that nothing protects me from this person who continues to stalk me.

The system does not work. and anyone can get a protection / restraining order on another person.

Be careful who you rent a room too as they can take everything you own. And the police wont care.

fyi the weekend before they got a tro on me he did a false 911 call saying i was holding him hostage with guns and the police almost took him to jail for a false call. I did law enforcement for 3 years prior and at the time every fire arm i own was locked in a rv as i didnt trust my roomates around my firearms in the new house.

some ppl move in to just steal everything you have. be careful

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by SelfHandled on 10/25/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “State lawmaker files suit over ballot selfies

Why should it be illegal? I see no reason for that. Any explanations?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Howell on 10/24/2016 at 10:22 PM

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

I agree with the comments about Mr. Miles. Every since he has become CEO at PPP I have gotten nothing but complaints from my kids. Taking the doors off the bathroom and taking away kids' privacy is unacceptable. My kids are not happy there and after being there eight years I am going to have to move my three children. If he's looking for a battle he found one. Not having kids at the school means no pay for the staff (Mr. Miles included)! I also will not stand by and let my kids become failures. I have good children and they deserve to be taught by people who are true leaders and can help them succeed. I guess that is not his plan. He's not worried about these kids' success. He's more worried about petty things and making a name for himself. Well I guess he is earning the karma that awaits him.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ste Murphy on 10/24/2016 at 8:52 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

So, Nat Stein, is this story an opinion, or journalism?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark Allan Chamberlain on 10/24/2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Anti-marijuana Suthers, Trump supporters, KRCC changes, and more

Robert, In all due respect, disagreement is welcomed and encouraged. But insults and name-calling diminish the credibility of one's argument.

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Posted by MarkM on 10/24/2016 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Anti-marijuana Suthers, Trump supporters, KRCC changes, and more

Michael, Carolyn, Doug, Janet, Ben: Thank you and ditto.

Posted by MarkM on 10/24/2016 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Building the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex will be no easy task

What, no mention of the efforts to also build the Pikes Peak Observatory up there?
http://www.pikespeakobservatory.org/

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bruce Bookout on 10/24/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “The latest on Peterson AFB's Bible dilemma

LOVE HOW THEY CAN MAKE THEIR EMPLOYEES FOLLOW A 20 PAGE HUMAN RESOURCES SEXUALITY CLAUSE IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, BUT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION LIKE THE AFB HER CAN'T KEEP CHURCH AND STATE SEPARATE!!!

A Christian College Organization Is Waging War on Equality

Now keeping their jobs requires personally agreeing with a 20-page Theology of Human Sexuality paper which, among other things, condemns compulsive masturbation and same-sex relationships; mandates specific interpretations of a number of Bible passages; and seems to condemn merely identifying as an LGBT person, referencing another InterVarsity document that criticizes persons with same-sex attraction for label[ing] themselves as having a gay identity.
Many staff members, some of whom have been with the organization their entire adult lives, are outraged. But if they speak up, they face losing their livelihood in an instant for questioning the policy.

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/10…

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 10/24/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “The latest on Peterson AFB's Bible dilemma

A Christian College Organization Is Waging War on Equality

Now keeping their jobs requires personally agreeing with a 20-page Theology of Human Sexuality paper which, among other things, condemns compulsive masturbation and same-sex relationships; mandates specific interpretations of a number of Bible passages; and seems to condemn merely identifying as an LGBT person, referencing another InterVarsity document that criticizes persons with same-sex attraction for label[ing] themselves as having a gay identity.
Many staff members, some of whom have been with the organization their entire adult lives, are outraged. But if they speak up, they face losing their livelihood in an instant for questioning the policy.
http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/10…

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 10/24/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Anti-marijuana Suthers, Trump supporters, KRCC changes, and more

Vietnamized, you have some screws loose and some that are sheared clean off. Your stories become more convoluted every week and abound with contradictions. Then the stuff you make up is absurd. You have found your rightful place though -Colorado Springs and The CS Indy- brought to you by dopers... And I have never seen a ballot wherein I could vote for war. Why vote when your fearless leaders use executive power to trump your Rights, cancel your vote and insinuate you are stupid?

1 like, 9 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 10/23/2016 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Downtown's second chance

Mr K, inclusiveness is the Christian way...I wonder why the good Christian citizens of Colorado Springs will recoil in horror at the idea of a raft of non-white, non-Christian immigrants showing up and reminding us how to strive to be better.

The world's population is already in population overshoot - too many people, too little food, water, oil wars with innocents in the way (collateral damage is a word that makes me physically ill)

Your thoughtful posts give me hope that some of the professed arch-conservatives might just listen in church or understand what they read in their Bibles and finally get the picture that we really all are in this together.

Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Typo - Mr. Miller, that should read "if you sport a Breitbart tee around"...just so hippyhelper doesn't get panties in a wad go all correcty on me.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 3:41 PM

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