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Re: “We tied the knot and 'traditional' marriage didn't unravel

This is a genuinely heartwarming article, and I was happy to read about the sense of validation and finality which accompanied the writer's official marriage to her spouse. However, I detest the word "queer," and I virtually beg other readers not to fall into what I consider the trap of being duped into using this word. To me, this word is (and will always remain) a filthy insult, laden with hatred and homophobia. I am NOT queer -- I am an openly gay man, and shudder whenever I hear other people use the word "queer" to describe persons such as myself.

Perhaps my attitude is generational (I am in my early 50s). I have heard this word hurled at gay men and lesbians as a derogatory and humiliating insult so many times that I cannot stand to hear it. Some gay men and lesbians claim that they are diluting the power that this word has to wound -- I, for one, do not buy this, any more than I buy the notion that black persons should use the "n" word to describe themselves in an effort to lessen the ability of that word to wound, or that gay men should call themselves "faggots" in an effort to lessen the ability of that word to wound......

Of course, I cannot force others not to use this word. But I would hope that others would think this through very, very carefully.

PHILIP CHANDLER

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Posted by Philip Chandler on 07/08/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “PPCC drops Sodexo, gains food trucks

Thanks, Matt,

Indy readers, please go to our Facebook page and let us know what you think of the trucks.

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Posted by Warren Epstein 1 on 07/08/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Nine things your LGBTQ friends may never call you out on (that you need to quit doing anyway)

who gives a shit? if the person wants you to know they will tell you don't need to ask stupid questions.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/08/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “The Sheepdogs get back to where they once belonged

I heard them on Spotify in 2012 and have been a fan ever since. Will have to wait till September in Chicago to see them live for first time. Hoping this band grows in success and sticks together for years to come. Cheers!

Posted by MikeTeresa Swanson on 07/08/2016 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Olympic Museum scratches its early 2018 opening date

WOW, you are still wearing that yellow bracelet! The fact remains that nobody cares enough about the Olympic museum for it to be actually funded at this time.

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Posted by obliosupercat on 07/07/2016 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Trump's inexperience, Colorado's primary system, Centennial extension, and more

Funny how there is money for a road extension that benefits a small few - while the rest of use bounce from pothole to pothole in the rest of town.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 07/07/2016 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Olympic Museum scratches its early 2018 opening date

I get it...disparage a larger group of people based on the behavior of a few. I'm sure you use this methodology when placing judgement quite often - it just rolls off your proverbial tongue with ease. You don't know me so don't lump me into your categories. Have you ever met an Olympic athlete, actually sat down and listened to how dedicated and proud they are to be part of something amazing? I imagine not. I've been so fortunate to meet several Olympians and Paralympians and what is absolutely false, are your generalizations.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/07/2016 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Trump's inexperience, Colorado's primary system, Centennial extension, and more

To Larimore Nicholl (and the Independent): There you go "sneezing" again. What have we told you about that? Larimore has never met a conspiracy that he couldn't ignore. If he considers Hillary the best candidate for CEO/President of US inc., then that tells me more about his foundation of immorality than any article the Independent has ever published about him. This also tells me he's completely satisfied with Obama's results, even though much of the nation would have him impeached. If I were playing in that 'sandbox' of the phony show "election", I'd support Trump, if only due to Larimore's support of Hillary. Larimore's comparison of Hillary to an MD insults that profession.

Steve Mabon: "Nearly 23 percent of Americans have no religious affiliation, atheists and agnostics make up 7-plus percent,..." That leaves a minimum of 70% of us. That's more than 3-1 ratio. You have the free-will to "believe" whatever you want. The Bible can and does stand on its own.

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Posted by gregaj7 on 07/07/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Anschutz in bed with anti-LGBT forces

Anschutz funded the Colorado Springs drafted and promoted Amendment 2 that pretty much put Colorado Springs on the map as the 'capital' of the hate state! How many people will not consider moving to the city?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 07/07/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Centennial extension, the state constitution, 'welfare queens,' and more

"The 2nd amendment is vague and ambiguous," - Lil Mick

Not at all. It is quite clear and concise.

"can you legally and specifically define an "arms" " - Lil Mick

Absolutely! First, we have the descriptors used in the amendment itself -- those items which individual people would be capable of keeping (storing and maintaining) and bearing (transporting, carrying, serving, and operating). This would therefore eliminate any crew served items, and very large or very complicated items. Furthermore, when we look to the legal concepts (jurisprudence) of the time, most of our laws were based on English Common Law. Per ECL of the time, the definition of arms was items of common use for individual combat (ECL based this on the writings of Sir Edward Coke). This would eliminate area effect items such as explosives such as grenades (yes, they existed back then), artillery, and so on. Furthermore, this is borne out by looking at the items that people were and were not expected to provide for themselves under the Militia Acts: they were to come bearing their own firearms, swords, and spears (espontoon), but not cannon. Applying this to modern items, this would mean that semi-auto firearms would most definitely be considered arms, but full-auto (incl burst) AKA machine guns would probably not be.

"it also protects the ownership of a certain privately manufactured and marketed goods and none other." - Lil Mick

And?

"The reason for the amendment, to build an army of civilians (militia) is no longer valid." - Lil Mick

You have it backwards. The Amendment does not use arms to build the militia, it uses the militia as one reason to not infringe the pre-existing right to arms. The body of the Constitution already provides for building the militia, so the idea that the amendment builds the militia is unsupportable.

Not only is the amendment quite clear as to what the right is (to keep and bear arms), but also who has the right (the people). If it were as you aver, it would say the right of the militia to keep and bear arms, but it does not.

" the wind fall profits due to this amendment to both gun manufacturers, sellers and gun lobby has been in the billions."

Most firearm manufacturers actually operate on pretty tight margins; however, efforts by gun control advocates (you) have certainly increased the demand for firearms and increased their profits during the last 8 years. IOW, you are causing them to make more money than usual.

"then we can move on with common sense gun safety legislation." - Lil Mick

You mean common appeal. What makes sense to some does not make sense to others and in many cases makes no sense what so ever, but people support it because it sounds good (AKA "feel-good" legislation).

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Posted by Odin on 07/07/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Olympic Museum scratches its early 2018 opening date

Jackie. Comparing artists to athletes is a bit of a stretch don't you think? Taking drugs and leading a vagabond lifestyle is not unscrupulous, (though I can understand how narrow minded sheeple like yourself may interpret any behavior that does not conform to your white-bread conformist ideal as flawed.) Taking drugs in order to win a sporting event is unscrupulous, it is cheating to be specific. Taking so many PEDs that they have to cut off one of your cancer ridden balls is unscrupulous (Are you wearing your trendy yellow bracelet still?). NFL athletes are scumbags for all sorts of reasons. Using taxpayer dollars to build a museum that very few will come to in order to fill the pockets of the local developer cartel is unscrupulous. As the article states the museum is so unsupported that they have no idea when it will even be built. Comparing the rock and roll hall of fame to the Olympic museum is apples and oranges. If your looking for a comparison of unscrupulous institutions; perhaps, the Olympics and the Catholic church might be a better fit. Maybe only 1% of priests rape children, but, it would still be wise to keep your kids away.

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Posted by obliosupercat on 07/07/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Waldo, Black Forest Fire investigations lurch to a standstill years later

I rec'd notice in property transaction section of Denver Business Journal where the Cathedral Pines Homeowners Ass. was in foreclosure and brought by a Developer 4 Days before Black Forest fire started. Candidate Tom Reynolds House District 19 resident for 40 years and counting.

Posted by Candidate Tom Reynolds on 07/07/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Centennial extension, the state constitution, 'welfare queens,' and more

"There is nothing factual to this response, this is an opinion. " - Lil Mick

No, it is the statement of many politicians including Hillary Clinton.

"I will stand strong on this as a fact, no one, no politician, no legislature is trying to take hunting rifles." - Lil Mick

There are many types of hunting rifles and yes, politicians have proposed banning some types of them and severely restricting others. Again, see statements by Clinton and others advocating Aussie and UK gun control. Try to own a rifle in the UK. You will find the choices extremely limited and the controls largely prohibitive.

"Right now, it is just background check loopholes, Assault style semi automatic long guns maybe, but not hunting rifles."

There are no background check loopholes. Assault is an action, not a style -- the term "assault style" is completely meaningless and one used by the media because they constantly get assault rifle, assault weapon, and other types of firearms mixed up. Semi-auto hunting rifles have been sold commercially in the US for over a century and are quite popular. But thanks for pointing out a type of hunting rifle you would like to ban, thereby supporting my previous point.

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Posted by Odin on 07/07/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Air Force hopes to fix water contamination problem

Keep in mind that the fire fighting foam is just one possible source and was listed in the original story to show how prevalent this class of chemicals are and their widespread use in various products including carpets and 100s of other products. It may turn out that the chemicals are leeching in from a landfill or old abandoned site.

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Posted by Odin on 07/07/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Olympic Museum scratches its early 2018 opening date

Okay, so 127 confirmed cases by the IOC, which is international. There will be over 500 US athletes competing in Rio and approximately 10,000 athletes from all over the world and these are just the athletes that qualified. A whopping 1% - the horror! But that 1% makes the news, not the athletes who train diligently to be the best, not the athletes who give back to their communities, not the athletes who start exciting new careers and chapters in their lives when their Olympic careers are over. A total of 26 NFL athletes were busted for using performance enhancing drugs in 2015. So are all NFL athletes scumbags for doping? You're generalizing and yes, you are completely narrow minded. So the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is full of artists and majority of those artists abused drugs and led vagabond lifestyles. Shut that museum down! What the heck was Cleveland thinking when they proposed building this museum? Why would anyone want to visit a museum that showcases a large number people of unscrupulous reputations!?!

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/07/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “With plant limit in effect, patients speak out and brace for the worst

Well done Nat Stein. Thank you for your coverage. Hope to see it in print too.

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Posted by Robert Crouse on 07/07/2016 at 6:53 AM

Re: “2016 Inclusion Award Winners

Ben has uch a beautiful soul...

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Posted by Brenda Edmonds on 07/07/2016 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Olympic Museum scratches its early 2018 opening date

I would prefer our city to be about health and fitness and such rather than killing and military.

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Posted by Jamison Brown on 07/07/2016 at 4:55 AM

Re: “Jantzen Peake brings cartoons, skulls and more into the gallery

Jantzen, did Griffen know that You were commisioned to design the blues under the bridge cover last year? That example would of visually rounded out your skill set with a graphic, commercial type piece. Either way, congrats, keep it up!

Posted by tanyashaw737 on 07/07/2016 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Jantzen Peake brings cartoons, skulls and more into the gallery

Yo.. Braddah JP..
Great job and your article.. I still have your make shift fly squatter... !!
Anyways.. Keep it going!! When you visit make sure you give me at 1 week notice!! I'm always working!!!
Take Care..
Braddah Rich!!!

Posted by Braddah Rich on 07/06/2016 at 10:31 PM

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