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Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

Congressman Doug Lamborn issued the following fake news after former FBI Director James Comey delivered:

The Lamborn alternative facts:
"... The former Director refused, under multiple avenues of questioning, to state that the President impeded or obstructed any investigations. I hope that we can now move on from the political theatrics of this hearing and return the focus to the important policy work being done to improve the lives of the American people."

The facts:
He refused, even under attack by Republican lawmakers asking multiple versions of the same question, to state that the President impeded or obstructed any investigations, IN AN OPEN, PUBLIC, FORUM. He deferred answering in public because it is an on-going investigation and the information is classified.

Yes, they are investigating your hero, and yes, we can now move on, to the criminal investigation. And no, not everyone is so distracted that we haven't noticed you passed deregulation of financial corps., giving them a license to steal while simultaneously defunding their oversight.

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Posted by rangesaf on 06/09/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Working from home? You'll need more than your pajamas.

You'll have to pry my cold dead hands from my IBM 101 keyboard. You'd have to buy it used now but it still rocks countless years later.

These newer keyboards are mostly junk I think. The ones that come with most new computers are cheap. Nothing to do serious work on.

I would suggest discussing hard wired versus a wireless internet connection. I won't do business over a wi fi myself but that's just me. I don't trust my neighbors, lol.

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Posted by Jim Schniel on 06/09/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Medical marijuana patients turn to the courts to roll back home grow regulations

Hack really is an imbecile. He and the General Assembly of Idiots are united in opposition to our constitutional rights to use cannabis. They have declared all patients growing sufficient cannabis to juice the leaves felons for the ostensible purpose of cracking down on the black market without even asserting that patients and caregivers (as opposed to the State's own not-so-tightly regulated dispensary system or non-patients growing cannabis illegally) are disproportionately responsible, much less adducing any evidence! The State has now joined the new front in the War opened by Denver and the Colorado Municipal League against homegrowing and will scapegoat patients for its own failures, using $6 million paid by cannabis-consumers in taxes to pay rural cops to go door to door demanding to come in and count plants! Colorado is incapable of self-government and the proofs are its putative repreentatives and elected officials.

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Posted by Robert Chase on 06/09/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

It is human nature to want to be the heroes of our own stories. I can't recall a single incident when someone lost a fight, battle, war or even an argument, then declared, "I really had that coming." In fact, losing seems to be a requirement for being able to claim the moral high ground ("Losing to such unworthy opponents just proves we were right"). But as a mixed-race son of pro-Union southerners, I'm especially interested in what actually happened. And I've read that every state that filed a petition or letter of concurrence for secession mentioned "slavery" as the reason. It doesn't matter who owned whom. The reasons why people justify killing in the name of others do. So, yes, the Civil War was about slavery. And the Stars and Bars have been a reminder from Reconstruction til today that some people think it's still ok to commit acts of violence against their fellow citizens based on skin color.

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Posted by Rev G on 06/09/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Medical marijuana patients turn to the courts to roll back home grow regulations

Get rid of ALL the Cannabis Laws and the corruption, "black" market, scams and manipulation END!

REMEMBER marijuana was made illegal with RACISM and LIES!

IT REMAINS THE SAME with RACISM and LIES!

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Posted by JasonLauve on 06/09/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Reader: Militants don't represent Muslims

I concur with Mr. Karim that the great majority of Muslims do not want to blow up little girls, run over people on a bridge, or stab diners. That said, I ask Mr. Karim to understand that each of those events has happened within the last three weeks, and each mass murder was committed by those claiming the faith. Additional scrutiny is warranted, and I wish Mr. Karim and others all the best in ridding their faith of these monsters.

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Posted by John Howell on 06/09/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

the cause of the secession was the fear that Lincoln and the republican congress would abolish the institution of SLAVERY!!! the secession was the cause of the civil war!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 06/08/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Do some research! The Morrill act was the primary cause of the Civil War. Not Slaves. In fact Lincoln and Sherman had Slaves. Jefferson Davis did not. When Lincoln could not gain support against the South...he used slavery as a selling point. However, even after the Horrid war against the South was over. The North KEPT their slaves until YEARS later! HISTORY has been rewritten to serve the purpose of the Northern Government...same way they whitewashed the genocide of the Native Americans.

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Posted by Melanie B Jennings on 06/08/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Wyman is correct. In 2013 Walter Williams, a black economist, whose forebears were slaves, in a 2013 column exposed Lincoln's beliefs toward blacks and illuminated the reasons for the Civil War. Lincoln was actually a racist whose main war objective was preserving federal revenue and NOT freeing the slaves.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/walter-w…

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Posted by curious on 06/08/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Molly Boyles returns to the Springs with Blue Moll

Excellent! Who here remembers 929 shows at the Underground?

Posted by Jah Dave on 06/08/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields argument filed with appellate court

Thank you Pam Zubeck and the Independent for this timely update. The fight to save Strawberry Fields is far from over. As this case moves through the judicial system, its importance as precedent grows ever more clear. A win for Save Cheyenne will mean a step up for people who now have little voice when attempting to prevent the loss of public lands to privatization in their hometowns. From Indiana to California, Massachusetts to Georgia, the outcome of this case here in Colorado will have enormous ramifications across the country. Make no mistake, a loss will put publicly-owned parkland at much higher risk of commercialization - from sea to shining sea. Please consider a donation to the legal fund at http://www.savecheyenne.org.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 06/08/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Douglas Bruce properties in Denver at issue

Zen obviously has no "FACTS" on the political targeting of Douglas Bruce. Citizens of Colorado have no idea of the corruption in Denver.

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Posted by LadyLiberty on 06/08/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

I understand that the substitute only saw a snapshot of the overall instruction going on but I think the response --this is what we always teach or we are just teaching what many schools across the country teach about this subject--just speaks to underlying issues in general. Wow!

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Posted by Sam1789 on 06/08/2017 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Commissioner Littleton proposing planning for the worst

Ham radio, while a quaint and reliable 'old school' communication method, could not possibly meet the requirements of communicating to a population that is cell phone and television oriented. In fact it would have the effect of channeling information through voice relay, the least reliable form of communication (remember the telephone game?).
The existing reverse 911 voice, data and text system with support from local cell service providers, who already have emergency power generation for their systems is a more robust solution, and youre most of the way, if not all the way there already. A solar flare or similar electromagnetic radiation incident with the energy to knock out the electrical grid is going to impact all RF communications for days or weeks anyway.
Blizzards are rare and may cause problems, but only for two, maybe three days, especially here, where the climate will sublimate the problem away in short order, and we are not as vulnerable to coal delivery delays as we once were. The infrastructure already exists and emergency management already has the tools to implement a communication plan which I am sure a city and county of this size must have. If there are still comms. issues, and there were many identified during the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest wildfires, they should be addressed, but a 1950s civil defense plan is not the answer. Finally, the last thing the county needs to do is hire another gofer to Interface, liaise, analyze, or study some ill-defined non-existent problem.

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Posted by rangesaf on 06/08/2017 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Douglas Bruce properties in Denver at issue

Boo hoo. Maybe if Bruce wasn't such a pig he wouldn't have such a problem. Clean up your crap, Doug.

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Posted by Zen on 06/08/2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Bob Wyman please seek immediate medical attention. You seem to be having a stroke and are typing incoherently.

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Posted by TruB on 06/07/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Kudos to Joseph Kaplan. Thank you for bringing to the attention that a school is teaching inaccurate history. So often conservatives want to claim that it is liberals who are indoctrinating students and teaching inaccurate history in schools.

Of course the confederacy should be taught. It is a part of History. The statements in this article seem to have a great deal of bias within the lessons. Kaplan has caught d-11 over stepping history and the Dept. of Ed should review the curriculum.

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Posted by TruB on 06/07/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

happyfew , Let them succeed at what?

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/07/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

My grandpa said it was not about slavery but keeping the Union together. Is he right or wrong? He was from North Carolina.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/07/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

E.g. Schwetje:
Can you explain how the war came about? Did Congress pass legislation outlawing slavery and certain states refused to obey so a war started? Union soldiers felt so strongly that they enlisted and risked life and limb to save slaves? How did it happen that a line was drawn that indicated on this side they want slaves and the other side of the line they do not?
Is maligning US citizens still to this day, those that live in southern states part of the surrender agreement?
The Confederate Battle Flag is being called a "symbol of hate" so that means that people in southern states that seceded hated Africans so much that they actually went to Africa to capture them and bring them here to be slaves so they could be hated openly? Why did they hate people they never met and was it southerners that invented slavery?
When the south surrendered what were the slaves told to do? Were they told "You are free, run along now. Here is some cash for a room"?
Were slaves paid anything to be slaves or paid anything to be free? Is being paid one dollar a day for say, 10 hours of labor considered slavery? Or is a wage a wage no matter how little and would support that kind of pay for people today?

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/07/2017 at 7:20 PM

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