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Re: “Reader: Concrete Couch took on a project it can't handle

Perusing local newspapers around the country, it is obvious that homelessness is not a problem in just Colorado Springs. Apparently, it is one of the pressing issues nationwide that cannot be remotely solved by local entities. There is no attention being paid by any federal office, and the situation gets worse. The current Administration cant even address the homeless veterans, much less homelessness in general. Im of the notion that this is verging on a national emergency.

Posted by asawatcher on 11/17/2018 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Colorado health insurance premiums stabilize

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Re: “Picking PC tools of the trade

Thanks for the great read.

Posted by richardgraham on 11/17/2018 at 4:14 AM

Re: “Rat Film

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Posted by FrederickYung on 11/17/2018 at 3:38 AM

Re: “Reader: Build a new kind of AFA chapel

Nothing about the USAFA chapel runs against the separation of church and state, which BTW is not really in the Constitution, but rather comes from a letter by Jefferson. The Constitution, more specifically the First Amendment as the Constitution itself only prohibits religious tests to hold offices, simply prohibits the federal government from establishing a religion or prohibiting the practice of a religion. Peter is just one of those people who thinks that since he doesn't believe in God, no one else should be allowed to.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/16/2018 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Reader: Remember to be thankful

Hey Dave H:

The only embarrassment is found in diluting a point agreed upon.

If the author said she was disappointed she lost the lottery and someone points out her odds of winning sucked by an order of X, then the point is, her odds sucked. Doh! It detracts from that point for someone who agrees to come in and say "Umm,,, no. Her odds sucked by an order of XXX".

And, if my citation is suspect, then I would ask you to refute it. But I don't ask you to do so because, well, that is not the point. The point is, people who worry about getting killed in a mass shooting have f'd up priorities. Get it? No? I didn't think so. Carry on.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 11/16/2018 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Beavers drive a wedge between Manitou Springs environmentalists, business owners

Beavers can cause a lot of damage through felling trees and building there dams. Contrary to what some think, their dams are not necessarily a beneficial thing -- in fact frequently are not. Many of the trees they cut down don't grow back very well and they can increase erosion and flooding, exactly the opposite of what many people claim.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/16/2018 at 6:33 PM

Re: “The election is finally over, and now we know just how divided we really are

Mike probably got his information about the video from his fake news masters. I have watched the original and the "doctored" video and they did nothing to it to change how it looked except to zoom in. Even in the original video it is very clear that Acosta did put his hands on her.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/16/2018 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Reader: Remember to be thankful

Odins odds appear to be for a given year. Which, given that we celebrate giving thanks annually, would be the normal thing to do. And his point is correct, a person's chances of dying from a mass shooting event are extremely low. The odds you gave for a lifetime are very suspect at best considering the average lifespan, how many people will die over that lifespan and rfom what causes. But by all means, feel free to continue embarrassing yourself Huck.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/16/2018 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Remember to be thankful

Your odds are based upon mass shooting homicides/population; mine are based upon the lifetime odds of the individual being killed in a mass shooting.

In either set of odds, your input detracted from, rather than enlightened or informed the simple and clear point that I made in my original post. But hey, like I said: too late now.

You are free to say too much, and to fail to recognize when you have done so. Whatever.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 11/16/2018 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Reader: Remember to be thankful

My odds are based on the rate of homicides with firearms to population of the US (about 4 per 100,000) and factor in that the overwhelming majority of homicides with firearms as not mass shootings (less than 1 in 25 is from a mass shooting) . The data comes from both the CDC (to include the NCHS) and FBI. Even just including all homicides with firearms, that would work out to 1 in 25,000. So the chances of any given individual to be killed in a mass shooting work out to be exceptionally low, probably closer to 1 in 625,000, but to account for annual fluctuations I brought it down to 1 in 500,000 . As far as holding your counsel, best not to throw stones, my friend.

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Posted by Odin on 11/16/2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Reader: Remember to be thankful

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 11/16/2018 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Reader: Remember to be thankful

"Umm... no. The odds that she would be are closer to 1 in 500,000."

Well, if you are going to muddy the waters, you could at least provide a citation. My stat came from Business Insider, citing National Safety Council; National Center for Health Statistics; Alex Nowrasteh/Cato Institute; Stephan A. Nelson/Tulane University; "Natural Disasters"/Patrick L. Abbott; Gun Violence Archive.

I suppose we could also argue the contested definition of "mass shooting" and other issues but that would distract from a point you would have better made by holding your counsel Too late.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 11/16/2018 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Springs reaches traffic death record, local soldiers deployed to border, Williams faces ethics complaint, and more

what good can come from the p@$$y grabber in chief sending our local soldiers to the border...

let us please never elect another stupid repubican ever again... the last two should be enough for this century.

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Posted by happyfew on 11/16/2018 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Not praying, not thinking

Yet another misguided OpEd that seeks to demonize the NRA and try to address a behavior by restricting access to objects and limiting the types of objects used.

"The debate isn't about rifles or shotguns or hunting. It's not about handguns for personal protection. The problem is assault weapons, bump stocks and magazines that allow people to shoot repeatedly without reloading. "

More people are murdered every year by attackers using knives or cutting instruments than with so called "assault weapons."

More people are murdered every year by attackers using blunt objects like clubs and hammers than with so called "assault weapons."

More people are even murdered every year by attackers using using nothing more than hands and fists than with so called "assault weapons."

I'm not making that up -- those numbers come from the FBI.

In fact, of all the firearms used in homicides, handguns (pistols/revolvers) are the number one fire used by a huge margin. The so called "assault weapons" like AR-15s are used about as often as shotguns.

"As one mom from Sandy Hook explained: If the shooter had needed to stop and reload more kids could have escaped. Eleven got away while he was reloading, but her 6-year-old son wasn't as lucky."

So this anecdotal story has been told multiple times with varying numbers of kids escaping. The investigation itself reveals that this has never actually been confirmed, an officer was told by someone that it happened and that 8 or 9 kids got away. There was never any evidence that the people actually saw him reloading when they made their escape or were even being targetted at the time they escaped -- he may have been in a different room at the time. The truth is that the gunman was praticing what are called "tactical reloads", a technique he learned from video games where you swap out mags every chance you get. Multiple mags were found on the scene that were only partially used, indicating the tactical reloads. That makes the reloads much faster than if you run the magazine empty and with the firearm used, it will still be able to be shot once while the magazine is out. That means that there would be almost no time to escape while he was reloading -- there would barely be enough time to realize he was reloading and do much more than stand up before being shot. As it was, the gunman reloaded between 6 and 9 times.

"It wasn't until 2008 that the Supreme Court said the Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to own a gun. "

Prior to the Heller ruling, the US Supreme Court issued opinions at least 38 times that were supportive of the 2nd Amendment guaranteeing an individual right.

What we need is to quite obssessing about the object used and start focusing on the behavior and why people think it is OK to shoot one another. That is the only way to affect meaningful change.

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Posted by Odin on 11/16/2018 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Remember to be thankful

"Odds were 1 in 11,125 that you would be. "

Umm... no. The odds that she would be are closer to 1 in 500,000.

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Posted by Odin on 11/16/2018 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Springs reaches traffic death record, local soldiers deployed to border, Williams faces ethics complaint, and more

The city hasn't doubled in size since 2017 or 2016, both of which had fewer traffic deaths than 2018. So regardless of how you rationalize things, the increase is alarming and still a record.

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Posted by Odin on 11/16/2018 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Roasted Jalapeño Food Truck offers a sound selection

The Roasted Jalapeo didn't last long. They are selling their trailer AKA mini restaurant on wheels.

Posted by TruB on 11/16/2018 at 1:45 PM

Re: “City slammed in EPA lawsuit ruling; could stormwater fees be increased?

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