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Re: “Trump administration proposes historically low refugee ceiling for 2019

On September 12, the US Census Bureau made a press release and in that release reported that "The nations official poverty rate in 2017 was 12.3 percent, with 39.7 million people in poverty."

39.7 million people in poverty in this country. Until we figure out how to help out our own people, and no more of our own citizens are suffering, we don't need to be filling up the country with more.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/18/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Lamborn silent on Trump embrace of Putin

Alouette de Mer [Lette] wrote "The president is not commander-in-chief of the armed services unless during a time of war".

Your knowledge of the Constitution is lacking. The President is always the CinC of the military. He is only the CinC of the militia "when called into the actual service of the United States", which does not have to be a declared war.

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Posted by Dave H on 09/18/2018 at 12:13 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Lamborn silent on Trump embrace of Putin

The president is not commander-in-chief of the armed services unless during a time of war, and in the Constitution war is a legal concept. A war requires a declaration of war on the part of the Congress. No such declaration of war has occurred since the beginning of WWII. The last president to legally command the armed forces was Harry Truman. Every other president since Truman has done so illegally, and accompanied by a subservient Congress and ignorant electorate more than happy to remain ignorant of the law in order to kill as people as possible in Korea, Vietnam, Near East, and many other places around the world where the U.S. military has slaughtered civilians. There have been no wars since WWII, only illegal military actions which violate the Nuremberg Accords and the Nutrality Act, as well as violate international law which was invented by the United States itself which is the biggest violator of international law. So please stop repeating and reinforcing the erroneous mantra that the president is commander-in-chief during a time of wars that do not legally exist. Without a declaration of war by the Congress, the president is NOT commander-in-chief of the armed services, the Joint Chief of Staff command the military. No soldier should follow any order of the president unless during a time of a legally declared war. And every soldier who follows the orders of Donald Trump is guilty of treason for violating their oath to defend the Constitution against all threats foreign and domenstic, as if anyone in the military even reads the Constitution at all. Stop spreading fake news. The president is not currently commander-in-chief of the armed services.

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Posted by Alouette de Mer [Lette] on 09/18/2018 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Utilities chooses new CEO

Too bad they hired another engineer. CSU has always been run by engineers instead of people who are better at thinking outside the box. The era of dam-building is over, the era of making deals with intra-state partners began a while back. The CEO job is much less about building things than it is about making deals and seeking new alternative solutions.

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Posted by Barry Noreen on 09/18/2018 at 7:44 AM

Re: “City Council passes creekside camping ban

This picture was taken just South of the old railroad bridge that crosses Shooks Run; head South from Shooks Run and E. Fountain Blvd.

Yes, that pile of trash is sitting ten feet away from Shooks Run.

Shooks Run feeds to Fountain Creek. Fountain Creek heads to well; Fountain. Eventually; all this waste trash and the feces and other trash; it is used to water our produce along the Arkansas river.

Walk South Shooks Run. Gaze upon dozens of buckets of feces; trash blowing; and native grasses stomped into fields of dust. Feel Safe?

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Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 09/18/2018 at 5:12 AM

Re: “Michael Bennet will vote "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

"Denver/Boulder DEMS in love with Socialism and George Orwell."

I live in CS and I love socialism and George Orwell too, so what does that make me? Oh, educated...sorry.

Good for him voting against Kavanaugh, who was already the White House's puppet during the Dubya presidency. Now he wants to be a lifetime puppet for the Republican party .

The sad thing for all these pubs/alt-right/conservatives is that Colorado is becoming more Liberal by the day, and nothing will stop that...nothing. So enjoy this pick while you can because a better America is arising out of the shit pile left by 40 years of Neo Liberal policy.

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Posted by John Foster on 09/15/2018 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Michael Bennet will vote "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

I noticed the Senator has children. I am just curious if his wife had chosen abortion for those pregnancies, what his opinion is on that type of decision she could have made? Would he have supported her??? I'd like to hear his answer on that topic, since he feels Judge Kavanaugh is going to hurt women's decision making regarding their pregnancies...

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Posted by Kepha Peter Arcemont on 09/15/2018 at 10:07 AM

Re: “County's Dave Rose retires after 40+ years in the information business

In case anyone is wondering - the above all relates to the time when Dave Rose was hired at the county following the dismissal under curious circumstances of the previous El Paso County Information officer - and the number of good, honest employees that were all cut loose at the same time! The stories they could tell if they were not tied to non-disclosure agreements would make a great novel and short TV series in the best sleazy soap opera vein!

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/14/2018 at 7:24 PM

Re: “County's Dave Rose retires after 40+ years in the information business

But Pam is right. Dave did a good job, was straight with the press - prompt and responsive responding to a huge number of requests and I think generally admired.

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/14/2018 at 7:08 PM

Re: “County's Dave Rose retires after 40+ years in the information business

Re-Elect Suthers - you got him to 2025. Worth it?

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/14/2018 at 7:01 PM

Re: “County's Dave Rose retires after 40+ years in the information business

The deal brokered by a professional politician to stop the EPA legal action. That worked well.

https://gazette.com/news/opening-arguments…

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/14/2018 at 6:55 PM

Re: “County's Dave Rose retires after 40+ years in the information business

"It felt wrong then. It feels more wrong now."

https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/ter…

Think back over the past 60 years of very straightforward, excellent city government.

Think back to county politicians moving into city government. Has it been worth it?

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/14/2018 at 6:32 PM

Re: “County's Dave Rose retires after 40+ years in the information business

"El Paso County's attempt to acquire yet another building, a portion of 4425 Arrowswest Drive, has been riddled with problems. And the latest round coincides with the announcement that County Attorney Bill Louis who warned commissioners it was a bad deal and advised them to get out will be leaving soon."

"Louis, who raised allegations of bribes surrounding the deal in November, said Dec. 22 that he will resign in six months and pursue private practice. His announcement came seven weeks after he called for County Administrator Jeff Greene to be placed on leave over his handling of the Arrowswest deal. Commissioners backed Greene."

https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/ano…

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/14/2018 at 6:28 PM

Re: “County's Dave Rose retires after 40+ years in the information business

In 2005,after a new 'assistant county adminstator was hired at El Paso County - a number of dedicated, straight and honest county employees were fired to include the delightful and terribly forthright and honest Ann Ervin, Parks director Barbara Nugent, the previous assistant county adminstrator, Denny Cripps - an Army colonel and veteran of unquestioned credentials and no political shennanigans in his background - County Attorney Bill Lewis found his sterling service to the county and the public was no longer needed after crossing Jeff Greene over the Arrows West Affair - now we have your typical county professional politician in charge of the city with Greene as his water boy and when did we begin to see so many questions about 'transparency' cropping up? Coincidence or pattern? 2015?

https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/jus…

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Posted by R Wehner on 09/14/2018 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Michael Bennet will vote "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

"...elections have consequences."

Indeed they do, which is why your party is so desperate to confirm Kavanaugh before the upcoming election.

"Even without your boys vote, Brett Kavanaugh will be YOUR next Supreme Court Justice."

Now you are being honest. No more whining about "bipartisanship." Just pure, naked gloating over your party's power to run roughshod over the will of the people.

"Enjoy."

What I enjoy the most is how your latest comment only confirms what I wrote before, that you are nothing but a rank hypocrite.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/12/2018 at 10:02 PM

Re: “ACLU thinks prison population can be cut in half by 2025 in Colorado

Interesting.
A report with specifics. How unusual.

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Posted by Dave Barnes on 09/12/2018 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Michael Bennet will vote "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

To the anonymous Mr. K, elections have consequences. Even without your boys vote, Brett Kavanaugh will be YOUR next Supreme Court Justice. Enjoy!

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 09/12/2018 at 12:37 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Regional Building Department asked to donate $200,000 to Salvation Army

What does the community get for this grant?
- Downtown and the zip codes surrounding it is becoming an apocalypse of trash and garbage strewn all over the place.
Actually seeing some results in the areas the taxpayers live in would be nice; but the Salvation Army is going to produce reams of reports and bogus paperwork instead.

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Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 09/12/2018 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Michael Bennet will vote "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

"Colorado deserves better than Lib Platitudes."

This blog deserves better than glib attitudes.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/11/2018 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Michael Bennet will vote "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

Denver/Boulder DEMS in love with Socialism and George Orwell.

Colorado deserves better than Lib Platitudes.

Kavanaugh the Best Jurist in America.....................Bennett a Slave to Lib Dogma !

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Posted by frank1946 on 09/11/2018 at 9:31 PM

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