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Re: “Reader: Either assimilate, or get out

"Exactly thank you. I think its around 600 dollars to file for citzenship. " -- Mikeb45

If you are a legal resident. If not, you cannot apply.

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Posted by Odin on 11/08/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Reader: Either assimilate, or get out

First Patience Kabwasa said:

""Rosalina," who left Honduras when she was 14, and has lived here as a "good law-abiding citizen/immigrant for over 20 years.""

Well, to begin with, if she came here without following the legal processes, then she is here illegally and therefore by the very definition of "law abiding", she is not.

And then, if she is a citizen, then she has nothing to fear from ICE. ICE does not deport citizens.

So Patience really needs to learn what the heck she is talking about.

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Then Doug Roman wrote:

"Then Why has Rosalina occupied this country for over 20 years and not applied to become an American citizen?"

Because if Rosalina is here illegally, she cannot apply for citizenship. There is no path to citizenship in DACA.

"People cannot just cross borders illegally and work, pay taxes, etc., and also then choose not to go through the proper naturalization process that millions of others have in becoming citizens."

If they come here illegally, they cannot go through the naturalization process. Only legal residents can do so.

" Either assimilate and become Americans, or get out."

It is perfectly acceptable for legal residents to stay here without becoming citizens.

So Doug, like Patience, really needs to learn what the heck he is talking about.

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Posted by Odin on 11/08/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

Im moving out ofthis shithole city before any more liberals move in. Wont miss the shitty rude people and terrible dangerous drivers!

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 11/08/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

Dumbasses trust the government to actually spend that money on the people? Youre an idiot!!!

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 11/08/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

"So rigged! 140k votes for 1a, 90k total votes for 2a!

Wow! Fifty thousand people voted for one and not the other... Hmmmm..." -- nobuddysfuuul

If you truly do not understand why that is, I have to wonder how the hell you figured out how to post.

1A was a COUNTY issue. There are 674,471 people in the county. 2A was a CITY issue. There are 465,101 people in the city.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Odin on 11/08/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Office notary says top officials ordered falsifying of hundreds of oath affidavits

@Asher777, Going to be hard to lock him up when the local DA is bad too. This will be Dan May's defining moment. Either he ignores this and shows he is just as corrupt, or he steps up to the plate and goes after this and shows he has a little tiny bit of integrity. I'm guessing he will take the low road and cover it up.

Dan? Dan? Are you there?

By the way, does everyone remember the big KRW survey that was done on the department when Elder took office? And was released to the public? He had another one does this year. But.... no release or even a mention this time. Why not? The employees didn't say much the first time. But this time, they did. A lot. And the biggest theme was that the command staff were inept and corrupt and needed to go. No way Elder is going to release that one!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/08/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Office notary says top officials ordered falsifying of hundreds of oath affidavits

First and foremost, Rick Dietz is a good man and I commend him for speaking up and doing the right thing! It isn't easy, but he showed strength and integrity.

Piece by piece Bill Elder's corruption is being exposed. All along so many of us, including those behind DirtyElder.com, have been diligently working to expose the corruption that exists and continues to breed within the Sheriff's Office. All along there have been clear warning signs that corruption was the foundation of Bill Elder's platform for Sheriff especially when he surrounded himself with the likes of Larry Borland, Bill and Janet Huffor and Jackie Kirby. Come on man ... how much more evidence do you need? Lock him up - along with those useless crocked Commissioners and DA. El Paso County will be so much better without them!

30 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Asher777 on 11/08/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

Reading your column send shivers up my spine and made my stomach turn. ... Very visceral reactions to what many woman have endured and have been disgusted, frightened, maddened by. Not many men understand as you seem to be trying to ... it has been brought home to your door. Good for you and good column.

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Posted by Michelle Mourges Marx on 11/08/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Office notary says top officials ordered falsifying of hundreds of oath affidavits

I guess the one big question is.... what now? Will anything be done about this?

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/08/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Air Force Academy concludes racism investigation

This is one of the dumbest things to do, whether it was done by a black, white or who ever. You screwed up your own career. But the consequences of this action is about the same as to a white man accused AND proven guilty of rape. Equal justice? Not by far!

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Posted by USAF_Vet on 11/08/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Office notary says top officials ordered falsifying of hundreds of oath affidavits

12-55-110. Powers and limitations.
(4) No notary shall sign a certificate or other statements as to a notarial act to the effect that a document or any part thereof was attested by an individual, unless:
(a) Such individual has attested such document or part thereof while in the physical presence of such notary; and...

12-55-111. Journal.
(1) Every notary public shall keep a journal of every notarial act of the notary and, if required, give a certified copy of or a certificate as to any such journal or any of the notary's acts, upon payment of the notary's fee.

12-55-116. Official misconduct by a notary public - liability of notary or surety.
(1) A notary public who knowingly and willfully violates the duties imposed by this part 1 commits official misconduct and is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

There are excerpts from the actual statutes. Notarizing stuff that was not signed in your presence, and not keeping a journal, are class 2 misdemeanors, which are criminal offenses for which you can be arrested.

Glad this article is coming out. I have been saying for some time that Bill Elder is far more corrupt and inept than Terry Maketa ever was. He just seems to think he can do anything he wants, whether legal or ethical or not and, so far, he's been able to do so because most media organizations in the area turn a blind eye to it. The Independent is the only one that seems to report some of it. Elder is so bad that current and former employees have built the www.DirtyElder.com website to air his dirty laundry, but still many don't seem to pay attention. This guy is BAD!!!

29 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 11/08/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

teabaggers: waaaaaaaaah

regular happy people: yeah!, our city won't become like a third world city because all the old farts are too cheap to vote for improvements!!!

like all the repubicans around here like to say.... if you don't like it.... LEAVE!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 11/08/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

Once taxes (AKA fees) are approved you will never get them back and gov't will always find ways and excuses to waste our money. Suthers use to be a Republican but now I see he is spending liberal.

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Posted by sandi1561 on 11/08/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Local executive joins Land Trust Alliance conversation

Public open space protection?!? Just like your complicity in helping The Fraudmoor grab our public land...?

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Posted by John C. Spengler on 11/08/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

nobuddysfuuul, you do realize 1A included all El Paso County residents and those eligible to vote for 2A were limited to only residents within the Colorado Springs city limits?

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 11/08/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

Congratulations, Colorado Springs has officially become Denverfornia. Start tightening your belts folks,its a certain thing that our local government sure won't. All they do is pick our pockets and never do what they said. All I see around is beautifying the medians (more sleeping area for the bum population) from 2c. I'll bet that next year that $5 storm water "fee" will go way up and we probably won't see any improvements from anything.

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Analie on 11/08/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

nobuddysfuuul, you do get that 1A included all voters in El Paso County and only those living in Colorado Springs city limits voted on 2A?

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 11/08/2017 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

Very sad that people simply can't read. Nothing like signing away tax dollars in the future. It might only cost you $100 today but what will that be in 5 years or 10? Cost adjustments without going back to the people to vote on it? Keeping all future overages? Way to go. Government NEVER gives back money.

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Posted by tripleLs on 11/08/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Election results start pouring in, voters friendly to gov asks

I love Colorado Springs! So glad that I live in a conservative Community where the voters are smart!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/08/2017 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Office notary says top officials ordered falsifying of hundreds of oath affidavits

Citizens of El Paso County, if this article outrages you (and it should), there is an alternative. I will be writing much more about this in the coming days, but for now, please visit my website to learn more about me and my candidacy for Sheriff of El Paso County. It's time to bring in an outsider to change the direction in the EPSO.

https://angley4sheriff.org/

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Posted by Michael Angley on 11/08/2017 at 7:18 AM

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