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Re: “El Pueblo History Museum’s Indigenous Film Festival explores themes of borderlands

Mau Piailug practiced Satawalese (Micronesian) navigation. Not Polynesian navigation. He taught these techniques to the Polynesian Voyaging Society, but they are not Polynesian techniques.

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Posted by diliaur on 11/08/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Market opens to public

The lack of production space is what will doom the folks trying to peddle their wares. That's the reason I decided not to put in a booth for our bakery. You have to sell alot of product in order to pay for the booth and the off-site production facility. I wish them the best of luck and hopefully it will allow them to get a much larger place and production facility.

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Posted by Shawn Saunders on 11/08/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “The Air Force Academy’s committed to its academic booster program. But at what cost?

general jay needs too apologize too the student body @ the academy! with this kinda thing a person needs too load their brain before one shoots ones mouth! what will the general do when he spots a bunch of knellers @ any event at the academy?! an article 15 plus is what is warranted in 1966-70, and in to today. U.S.A.F., medic. and what do all the woman DO ALL AROUND YOU? IS THEIR A SORORITY THERE @ THE ACADEMY!? too diversity leads too much adversity. you cannot save all the losers General, no matter how hard you think you need too try.

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Posted by sensrbtch on 11/08/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

I didn't like serving under President Reagan and Mr. Trump is the personification of why I despise the G.O.P. in general. They're happy to send young men and women into harms way but we're forgotten once our hitch is up .

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Posted by Thomas Van Cleave on 11/08/2017 at 4:27 PM

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

How can anyone believes the El Paso County Sheriff's Office would changed if you elected a New Sheriff and he allowed the leadership of former Sheriff's Maketa to remain.Former Sheriff Maketa was not along in the alleged corruption within the El Paso Sheriff's Office.

Anyone who has served in a leadership role is aware of, if not all, most things the person above them is doing, especially if its been going on for almost twelve (12) years.

Most of Maketa's Senior Staff, Joe Breiste, Undersheriff, Bureau Chief Mitch Lincoln, Commander Rob King, Commander Tom DeLuca and Maketa's assistant, now Media Service, Jackie Kirby are still employed with the Sheriff's Office at their current position or has been promoted.

I believe the current situation at the Sheriff's Office is, Same Pig, Different lipstick. The alleged corruption you are seeing comes from the same old play book of the past. The same folks that played on Maketa's team is again playing on Sheriff Elder's team and corruption is in their DNA.

In the defense of Sheriff's Elder, I think he's a good guy, his heart is in the right place most time, but you can't keep the same folks that supported corruption under Maketa and expect them to change under your leadership.

The citizens of El Paso County are setting themselves up for a bigger scandal than Maketa's days. If the County Commissioners walk around with their head stuck in the sand, then you the citizens will donate again to potential legal actions.

Citizens and County Commissioners you can't defend those actions this time by stating you were not aware, Maketa left you with all the warning sign.

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Posted by Henry Allen on 11/08/2017 at 4:19 PM

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

Several citizens have been disappointed the comprehensive audit promised by Sheriff Elder during his campaign has not been released. It's as if there was never an audit completed. The public tax paying citizens would like to know.

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 11/08/2017 at 3:17 PM

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

OK taxaholics.........Do you recall the Maketa tax ends in 2020????
Oh, right.....the marijuana tax will take its place.

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 11/08/2017 at 2:11 PM

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.

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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!

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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!!!

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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

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