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Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

The solution is simple, but I know some will go to great lengths to make it convoluted and most of that stems from being judgemental and arrogant... but the solution to help the homeless is to simply give them homes. It is not hard to do, and is less costly than what taxpayers must shell out in services. It also gives a homeless person a new outlook, a fresh start that was a complete impossibility before. When you are down, it is hard to get up again, I do not care what some say about "picking up oneself by their bootstraps" because that is an arcane and asinine expression. We live in a system that is awash with laws that merely provide for punishment, and if the price of a mistake is too steep then more punishment is added and farther down one goes. Our government has transformed itself into an aristocracy of sorts, and they spend our money on idiotic projects, pass legislation that is regulating people out of work and business. Government meddles in everything. It was not designed to be that way, but people just started accepting it. Government has never once solved a problem, but people go nuts over elections proving how ignorant they truly are. Elections can best be called "Hire a liar".

Help the homeless, give them a home. Do not ask that they jump through hoops or pass tests. Do not meddle in their lives; just give them a goddam house. Do not tell me that it would be unfair to those who purchased a house because I will respond with, yes, life is not fair. If you prefer to see or know some people are out in the cold, then shame on you, you are no better than anyone else. In fact if you think you are better you are actually worse. There, but for the grace of God, go I...

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/16/2017 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Council votes unanimously to pass anti-panhandling ordinance

Obvious and easy to see through this bull crap. If citizens are really concerned about safety then citizens need to be more careful. Why some ask for money is their business and whether they have a house or not is not anyone else' business either. If this city can give away millions upon millions to keep the Olympic Committee here then they can allow citizens their Rights to pursue happiness and use public owned places to exercise those Rights.
City Council members are all old enough to see that the way things have been handled in respect to some moral and racist beliefs for 100 years have simply failed. Those whose religious standards follow then into elected office becomes un-Constitutional when they apply those standards to legislation and to use legislation to bully citizens is illegal. Those that use drugs are excluded from employment, shelter and any benefits that tax dollars may award to others. Why? The laws against drugs are all based in racism until Nixon changed them into a political tool to win re-election. Why is the term "homeless" used to describe someone? Does it matter?
Giving away millions in an economy that is quickly crumbling is the act of the foolish or the financially comfortable. Punishing the most unfortunate members of our society is a violation of Human Rights and just plain obscene. I suggest that some need a refresher course in The Golden Rule and actually start to live and practice it. 2.3 million in US prisons, high unemployment and the failing economy is not the time to climb up on a high horse. And last but not least the dangers that exist in toiling in low paying jobs is not any different than panhandling on the streets. The job of police officer is not as hazardous as we are led to believe yet they are paid well and supplied with every safety device and tool they desire. They do not even concern themselves with public safety either. If the streets full of traffic are so dangerous then why in the hell do you paint crosswalk lines on them? A white line and a red light means little to a careless driver nor does it stop a vehicle.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/15/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

This representative is out of touch with his constituents I would love to attend a town hall with him!!!!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 02/15/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Bernie was never a Democrat to begin with.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/15/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Nobody gave Trump a chance. Ya never know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/15/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

One thing not in the article is that Dan was Prosecutor of the year in 2004, the first from El Paso County in state history.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Hawk57 on 02/15/2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

"Bernie would have won"??? These folks aren't just drinking the Kool Aid, they're bathing in it. I hope this article is true, though, and Sanders actually sucks more power away from the loony left by forming his own party. That will absolutely guarantee a GOP stronghold on power for the next 16 years--at LEAST.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Louis E. Walker on 02/15/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Cannabis clubs get their day at the Capitol

SB17-063 is a worthless sop to the industry from two of the legislators who voted to re-felonize cannabis in 2013 (and it will not pass). Not a single member of the General Assembly represents the interests of people who use cannabis, including those who use it! Fantasizing about tasting rooms and clubs at a time when dispensaries are about to be closed is crazy. Denver's silly social use pilot program is going nowhere fast (while both its proponents and the City do their utmost to invest its implementation with great importance); its whole impetus, the completely mistaken notion that cannabis is already legal in Colorado and all we need is a place to go smoke it. The General Assembly should rescind all the unconstitutional laws it has passed against cannabis from 2013 on (especially felony penalties which make all sales across most of the State felonies, the cultivation of seven planst for personal use a felony, and cannabis up to a level 1 drug felony) and prepare for the loss of perhaps $300 million in revenue and the simultaneous unemployment of many thousands. These are your putative representatives, Colorado; are you really as out of touch with reality as they are?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Chase on 02/15/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Colorado marijuana sales clear a billion dollars in 2016

But according to Senator Jeff Sessions, now Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a news conference yesterday, "Good people don't smoke marijuana".....

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Posted by oldguyinWP on 02/15/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “A toxic water supply has left beloved Venetucci Farm in limbo

Great article, thanks, Nat.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Eileen Gonzalez on 02/15/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “"Chard Skorman" for Council?

Funny how people can get a nicknames. Chard is definitely Richard's--and a pretty cool one at that. My thought was to put white quotation marks on the "Chard" and go with it. Good for buzz...

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Posted by TonyH4 on 02/15/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Feel the Bern! The www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org is basically the VPP in colorado. It might go...hmmm

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Posted by vermontertrans on 02/15/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

As one of the many relatives of Nick Venetucci and Louie Pinello I wholeheartedly agree with many of the statements that Mary made. Much The same thing has happened to the Pinello Ranch. Which is next door to the Venetucci Farm. Where once deer came to feed on the corn stubble you now see heavy equipment moving the earth. The water rights are what made the land so valuable and the City of Colorado wanted the water. Yes people and organizations have tried to keep the ranch in good repair but it has to be a labor of love for the land. Grandpa Louie and Grandma Jessie raised their family there and I was blessed to grow up on the land earning a healthy respect for what it takes to be a rancher or farmer.
Sincerely
Billie Goodwin
Granddaughter of Louie and Jessie Pinello.

34 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Nelson and Billie on 02/15/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Bennet calls for deeper look at Trump's ties to Russia

No puppet......No puppet

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DonaldJ.FredMuggs on 02/15/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

This is a classic example of El Paso Countys infamous diversion tactic! A classic example of a retiree, in this case, getting screwed by El Paso County. Its a County Retirement Plan anyone in their right mind would expect that the Commissioners would have some oversight of that plan, but yet Commissioner Littleton plays the typical no one told me card and County Attorney Amy Folsom, a woman who should not have a license to practice law, plays interference for the Commissioners because she has no other real value; just like her girlfriend Diana May. Nevertheless, where is the accountability? Again, its an El Paso County Retirement Plan and our sleazy Commissioners dont have oversight? No one is being educated on how the plan works? Something isnt making sense there!

We all know that CFAO Nicola Sapp has her hands in the Retirement Plan. Will she be held accountable for this major flaw? Could this be another example of her stupidity and evidence of being unqualified for a CFAO job? What the heck is going on with El Paso County? No retiree should be faced with this! They shouldnt get railroaded by a retirement plan put in place through the government entity for which they devoted years of their lives.

Oh my word, we have a dirty Sheriff and Undersheriff, a dirty District Attorney, sexual predators in the workplace, people in jobs for which they are not qualified, and a board full of dirty Commissioners led by none other than Darryl Short Short Man Glenn. No wonder this County is a laughing stock!

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Posted by Asher777 on 02/15/2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

I detest the political parties and have cast more votes for third parties than the two mega parties. When I listen to NPR or watch PBS I see lapdogs for the left.

2 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Scott 1 on 02/15/2017 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Christal's - Austin Bluffs

I get you have to be 18 to see this stuff but i feel you should only ID if you appear under a certain age. Like 18 or 25.... i am 26 and my bf is 27 had to leave because he forgot his ID. The worker did not have to be rude . I get you are trying make sure underage does not see or enter but you do realize your huge windows displaying shit right.

Posted by sweetness201727 on 02/15/2017 at 2:25 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

The Feds shouldn't be in the TV and radio business. There's plenty of support for these programs in the private sector, thus they will do just fine. The Feds can use that half a billion dollars for better things.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/14/2017 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Bennet calls for deeper look at Trump's ties to Russia

Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/14/2017 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Pico gets CSF endorsement, developer donations

I'm sorry to see Mr. Pico succumbing to shadowy, developer money as he knows these same developers, most notably Nor'wood, want to change the Banning Lewis Ranch annexation agreement to put more of the development burden on the backs of the taxpayers. CSF's slate of candidates will not be the voice of us, the citizens, but the voice of irresponsible and greedy developers.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Owen on 02/14/2017 at 7:48 PM

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