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Re: “Why City Council might have snubbed the Open Meetings Law

- - - which is why almost a million dollars was spent to craft the excellently run campaign to move over to a 'strong mayor' form of government! Now they have their own 'in-house' street pimps to push the agenda forward more expeditiously through Colorado Springs Forward headed by Amy Lathen! Jeff Greene and Amy Lathen - all that is needed now is for Sallie Clark to run for council!

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/13/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Why City Council might have snubbed the Open Meetings Law

One thing our mayor has not been is "transparent" in any of his wheeling and dealing. He has managed to get Council and the political activists he agrees with to quietly and behind closed doors make deals that are not in the best interests of this community. I am waiting for his eventual run for governor which is when he will proclaim how he single handedly "reformed Colorado Springs government." I hope the voting public is shrewd enough to see through his one-sided agenda.

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Posted by rms on 09/13/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

There are many rationales for running over cyclists and surely these motorists can justify their violence and the constabulary explain away their indifference, especially around San Antonio, where I reside and bike presently. That fat tub of polluted lard featured in the photo in the article is typical of the wormy cowards who hide behind sheet metal or menace little women with bats. I am 58 and have cycled all my life, even been hit from behind by a car. But the modern temprement of bumbling meannes is something quite unnerving. I am now resolved to confront such belligerence with the stamina the Lord has provided me, and should a pin-penus like that slob ever approach me I taking him on and sending one of us to Glory, or in his case, bat-up-rectum to the basement hot place.

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Posted by Bicyclist With Clemched Fist on 09/13/2016 at 8:27 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Citizens challenge EPA over Drake Power Plant

Courts give federal agencies deference when their decisions are challenged. This lawsuit is a long, long shot. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, 467 U.S. 837 (1984).

That doesn't mean suing the EPA a bad idea, but getting courts to change the EPA decision will be very difficult.

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Posted by Bill W. on 09/13/2016 at 7:16 AM

Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Re: “10-year-old is seizure-free after one year of cannabis oil

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Re: “Strawberry Fields in Cheyenne Cañon is on the table for a swap with The Broadmoor

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Posted by Chizzy Peace on 09/12/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Why City Council might have snubbed the Open Meetings Law

Councilmember Collins has repeatedly stated executive session details are vague. More detailed information was provided on this executive session when City Council went back into Open Session. There also was a pre-amble to this Executive session telling Council aspects they should adhere to concerning executive sessions. Councilmember Knight pointed out this had never been done before. Citizens should inquire more about executive sessions so they are informed.

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Re: “Daryl Hall and John Oates

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Posted by Chizzy Peace on 09/12/2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

Lil Mick,

I rely on the wisdom of the Founders and the Bill of Rights on this one. I'm not interested in revisiting any of those moments that were necessary to getting all states on board to sign the Constitution. The impracticality of repealing the 2nd Amendment seems to be the biggest hurdle. A supermajority of Congress and ratification by 75% of state legislatures is a pretty big obstacle. In today's reality it could never happen, so we have to work with what we have. Revenue killers like the Federal sequester and TABOR limit the funding we have for police protection, so, in my case, I rely on my ability to defend myself and my family. I generally only have a firearm handy when I travel or when I hunt. I don't spend time on the range, I don't have a concealed carry permit (but that may change if the crazies get crazier, and I'm not talking about the "tweakers" and other drug addled mentally ill out there).

I agree in substance with your argument that the 2nd Amendment bolsters modern gun ownership and that seems contrary to a level playing field for all other industries...but since the Chinese first invented gunpowder the arms race has been going full tilt. If we want to keep up with the Joneses or the North Koreans should we all be looking around for personal nukes? No, but the most imprinted of all of our genetic makeup has to do with survival. Your argument that militias have been deemed unnecessary by the Supremes, et al, has not stopped militias from cropping up under the guise of fending off an unjust Government. As long as someone else has a gun, be it a government official or a private citizen, then that right should be available to all. I don't see any of the folks in the multitude of militias stating that militias are no longer necessary. And I certainly don't see any large scale sweeps going on to remove them from the landscape, so I really don't get your premise that the Court and the gun nuts have deemed ileitis unnecessary. My current feeling is that we need to enforce current laws, stiffen regs on assault weapons and do a better job of keeping guns away from crazies or other irresponsible types.

The vagueness of the Second and the changes that have come down the pike make repeal virtually impossible. I would concentrate more on enforcing laws we do have on the books and adding some common sense restrictions on assault weapons and background checks.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/12/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Why City Council might have snubbed the Open Meetings Law

A county politician as Mayor selecting a county toadie as chief of staff might bring forth the need to make a downward adjustment in expectations for this mythical goal of 'open and transparent' local government.

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/12/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

Vietnamized, I appreciated your comments, I would like to know though, what argument do you have against my logic as to why you are not in favor of repealing the Second Amendment?

I have yet to hear a logical rebuttal. I usually hear what you wrote "I'm not for repealing the Second, but ...".

Or...

Something like, repealing the Second Amendment is too extreme, but no other rebuttal to my logic.

Being extreme is not a reason to not do something, if that something is the right thing to do.

Can you give me one solid reason as to why it should not be repealed? I wrote what I thought was a thorough, well thought out logic.

Keep in mind, repealing it would not change the status quo, all will remain as it is. However, it opens the door to regulations, just like we have with all other privately manufactured and marketed products.

The vagueness of the Second Amendment (what is an arms), pretty much zaps any attempt at passing any common sense regulations with-in that industry.

They simply invoke the Second Amendment and any legislation on regulating it bites the dust.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 09/12/2016 at 3:18 PM

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

Is there a section in the books stating that n if so can u post it for me thanks.

Posted by Gerry Isaac on 09/12/2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

Actually most of the breeding in an elk herd is accomplished by the spikes that stay with the cows/calves until they drop their horns a second time. That's why there are limitations in most states on taking spike bulls. You might try asking a wildlife biologist about that. As for a right that was not granted by the 2nd Amendment why was it written and insisted upon? A little common sense here. The King's men were confiscating guns, so the right did not exist - it had been usurped by the tyrant and his henchmen.

I have guided on game ranches, and believe me, most of that meat goes to Hunters for the Hungry because the city studs are only interested in the head and horns.

BTW, the firearms the 2nd Amendment protected were muzzle-loading flintlocks...everyone should have one so that they can be a part of their local militia...just saying'. Having manned a crew-served automatic weapon in combat, and having carried a somewhat illegal Thompson because it was the best close range weapon I could get my hands on I can safely say I understand weaponry. If you think you can hunt deer or elk with an AR or an AK you might want to check with your local game officer about that.

As for the gun industry the NRA is their best shill for ramping up sales. Every time Wayne LaPierre's hair catches on fire sales skyrocket - a couple of years ago it was almost impossible to find .223 primers because of the rumor started that the Gov't was buying up all the .223 ammo. I'm not for repealing the Second, but I do think we need to build in a little common sense about assault weapons. I have WWII military arms - several of them, but in the case of two of them I need to be about 500 meters away to level the playing field with the AR/AK crowd. If you continually live in fear, WarHead you should perhaps go spend some time in a place where there is a war and know what real fear is. It ain't here.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/12/2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

You fools! Bringing a rifle to fight an Apache! Ask Ruby Ridge!

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Posted by WarHead on 09/12/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

Three glocks versus a Bradley. You people are under full spectrum control. I am controlling you right now. This is a police state, which is good. There are a lot of tweekers going around. Your guns are ineffectual against tyranny. Tuna fellatio.

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Posted by WarHead on 09/12/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

Per Odin..." If you think the Second Amendment is about hunting, you are dramatically mistaken."

Odin brings up a very good question. My question to Odin, ok, what is the Second Amendment about?

My argument as to why we should repeal this amendment is that it was originally about protecting the rights of citizens to arm themselves as a militia, keeping the militia, or military at that time separate from the government, enabling the citizenry to protect themselves from a oppressive government.

This is clear in the Second Amendment and the amendment from the Virginia constitution from which the Second Amendment was modeled from.

It was an issue important to those at that time, as they sought liberty from an oppressive monarchy.

The Supreme Court and those who oppose gun legislation have made it clear, the need for a militia separate from the government is no longer necessary, therefore that part of the Second Amendment can be ignored, it is not necessary.

So, since that is no longer the purpose, I argue, there is no longer a purpose for the Second Amendment.

What we now have is a constitutional protection on a privately manufactured and privately marketed product. We have no such protection for any other privately manufactured and privately marketed products.

I think this is wrong, it has helped the gun manufacturers and retailers to reap in huge profits.

This is not the purpose of our Constitution or our Bill of Rights, to give such constitutional protections to privately manufactured and privately marketed products.

Therefore, in my humble opinion, the Second Amendment should be repealed.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 09/12/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “A nagging mystery

I went to high school with Gene. We get together each year for a class reunion and talj about him. We, the class of Fonda-Fultonville High School 1968 would love to see this case solved and justice served.

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Posted by Deborah Kervin on 09/12/2016 at 12:43 AM

Re: “Local arts, police and crime, homelessness, and more

The term "trophy hunt" is indeed a loaded term, meaning different things depending on who you ask and the circumstances in which it is used.

We should start with defining a "trophy". Basically, it is any part of an animal which is kept for purely decorative and memory purposes. Tusks, horns, antlers, etc kept on a wall are a prime example of trophies. Trophies are not bad thing, as I will explain in a minute.

As Odin stated, trophy hunting in its worst form is when the animal is taken merely for the trophy bits and the rest of the animal is not used. And this is what most people think of when they here the term "trophy" associated with hunting.

Now let's go to the other end of the trophy hunt spectrum. If a hunter takes an animal and uses nearly every bit of the animal including meat, hide, and bones, but keeps an antler for a memento, perhaps it was the first hunt with a child or the first such animal taken, or maybe just to remember a great hunt, then by definition they have kept a trophy and by extension the person is a trophy hunter.

Those that practice the former are very rare and are generally considered unethical at the least and quite possibly criminal.

Most hunters fall more towards the latter end of the spectrum. If you go into the home of most hunters, you will find at least one such trophy. As author, hunter, and TV personality Steven Rinella opines, these trophies are usually more to remind the hunter of the event than they are to brag to people about how great a hunter they are.

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Posted by Dave H on 09/11/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Things are getting better, mayor says

Hmmm, maybe there's another behind the scenes cabal germinating here...who drinks wine or beer?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 09/11/2016 at 3:27 PM

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