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Re: “41 percent of Suthers campaign fundraising comes from Broadmoor zip code

You were expecting something different? The situation of who controls Colorado Springs/El Paso county couldn't be more obvious, and has been that way for decades. No "conspiracy" here, now move along.
(i do hope the sarcasm is completely clear)

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Posted by gregaj7 on 01/15/2019 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Strain review: Quantum Kush

Is it available locally? Usually what you review is not in Colorado

Posted by Pat Farrenkopf on 01/15/2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “The national emergency

Springer:

"You won't allow your identity to be vetted; and you haven't had your shots; and you may or may not have a horrific criminal record. "

Red herring. The "caravan" is willing to cross at a port of entry and be vetted for all the things you mentioned. As for those who illegally cross somewhere else, the numbers are WAY down from their previous levels. So are apprehensions at the souther border.

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/the-stat…

Crime statistics for those apprehended at the souther border are also WAY down.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enf…

In FY 2018, 396,579 people were apprehended illegally crossing the southern border. 6,259 of those apprehended has criminal records. That works out to about 1.6%. A random group of Americans has about 6.5% citizens with a felony record. That's nearly 5 times the number of those caught crossing our southern border.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-bord…

So yeah. None of us take in total strangers. But given a choice between taking in an unknown American citizen or someone caught crossing our southern border, you'd be statistically wise to take the latter.

Your post, though, is based on a bogus presumption. Nobody is forced, nor expected, to take strangers into their homes. For you to posit otherwise is a a false diversion.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/14/2019 at 5:12 PM

Re: “The national emergency

Time for some of the endorsers of this articles views to put word and opinion to reality.
Open your own doors; and allow the illegals access to your own homes.

"Hi. You won't allow your identity to be vetted; and you haven't had your shots; and you may or may not have a horrific criminal record. Come on in; make yourself at home".

This rarely; very, very, very rarely ever happens. Of course; others are supposed to be opening their doors; but never ever ever never the proponents of the 'open access everywhere' ideology.

As an example; Clay Jones most certainly has Zero illegals living with him.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 01/14/2019 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Hunters, hikers and anglers can't access millions of acres of public land

This is a nice article. It is a little bit far from home.

I am uncomfortable accessing the Concrete Couch's "Quarry" experiment - that part of Colorado Springs is ruined for years to come.

A hundred people were granted access to land; and not provided porta-potties or basic sanitation access. Trash and debris blew all over the surrounding neighborhoods; and the vegetation in the area was either trampled to dust; or cut down and burned.

I care for these far away places; but will there be any local actions taken by the Concrete Couch to repair the damage that they enabled to our local outdoor areas?

Posted by Anthony Springer on 01/14/2019 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Reader: Does pay equal performance?

I agree 100%.

Strange thing is: the 1% talks about wanting to close the income gap. Every time there is a stab at that, they complain about the resulting inflation. They are right, of course. So the answer is not to raise up the 99% but, rather, to lower the 1% to what the free market would actually dictate. Anyone who thinks all of them have earned what they have, or that it is the result of free-market forces, is delusional. Make it merit-based and tax the shit out of that which is not.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 01/14/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “The national emergency

Mr. Duffet's ignorance is only exceeded by his arrogance, and his vanity is only exceeded by his vulgarity.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/14/2019 at 12:36 AM

Re: “The national emergency

Looks like the nazi's at the independent are stirring up shit again.

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Posted by Ed Duffett on 01/13/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Tribute to Bob Dylan at Stargazers show preview

Thinken bout Colorado thinken bout how rocky
Thinken with that topography
How do they play hockey
Thinken do they think about some ol Australian mountain range.

Posted by Michael Crampton on 01/13/2019 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Cory Gardner sides with (gasp) Nancy Pelosi on the shutdown

Is Gardner in support of mandatory e-Verify? I don't know his politics. Many left of Pelosi feel that illegal immigration is exploitation and suppresses wages. Wages haven't kept up with inflation, even with min wage increases. Maybe a 2.5B "fence" and 2.5B mandatory e-Verify implementation is a good deal?

Posted by angela_rae on 01/11/2019 at 6:54 PM

Re: “How to make goat milk lotion

If you pasteurize your goat milk, it will last 10x longer. Heat raw milk in double boiler to 145 degrees F and hold it at that temperature for 30 minutes. Once time is up, immediately plunge your milk pot into an ice bath to get it cooled down. Refrigerate and use immediately. Use cold milk to heat for the lotion making portion. The initial heat stage does not count as heat for the water stage of lotion making. Also, if you use powdered goat's milk, it will not go rancid as fast. Lasts up to 6 months shelf life. Good luck and don't forget your preservatives. To use powdered goat's milk, dilute at a 1:1 ratio. That means ounce for ounce with distilled water only.

Posted by Karen Wolf-McMillin on 01/11/2019 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Sheriff’s Office is losing deputies from the ranks

I was a deputy with El Paso County for years and I worked in the jail. The jail is the most dangerous jail in the state. There's absolutely no physical control over the population. You're responsible for possibly a hundred-plus inmates by yourself. A good portion of them are violent maniacs. You're working for an organization that treats you like absolute crap. You make good money after about five years but it's not worth it. You're never going to get promoted unless you're friends with the right people. This job has absolutely no redeemable qualities. You're hated by the community you're hated by your neighbors. if anyone says otherwise they've obviously not done the job before. If you decide to work here, good luck you will need it.

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Posted by Howard Ferguson on 01/11/2019 at 12:39 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail deputies might get less training, Sheriff Bill Elder says

These guys would rather lower the standards than actually fix the problems of why people are leaving. Anyone that would work for this organization needs their head examined. I worked for these guys for 11 years and it was a miserable, miserable 11 years. They will promise you it's going to get better but it never does and it never did in the 11 years I was there it only got worse. If you go here don't plan on getting promoted unless you're friends with the sheriff or one of his cronies.

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Posted by Howard Ferguson on 01/11/2019 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Reader: Independent journalists still deliver the news

I'd have to vet the integrity of each individual before tossing them a bone. Too young to have carried water for Jr. in the run up to the invasion of Iraq? Chock one up for you. Mia culpa, self-flagellation for having done so, with a promise not to do it again? Chock one up for you. Quit your job when your corporate master tries to steer you away from a truth? Chock one up for you. Spitting on "hard-hitting" puff-pieces about crap that doesn't matter? Chock one up for you. Punching someone in the face as hard as you can when they say you don't support the troops or a POTUS in time of war? Chock one up for you. Call out hypocrisy when "we" whine about foreigners doing X while we do the same thing? Chock one up for you. Refusing to join a "team"? Chock one up for you. Investigating journalism itself, and how it's lost credibility in light of the above? Chock one up for you. Figuring out how to get people like me the word about people like you? Chock one up for you. But I'm a'feared you've got some heavy lifting to regain lost credibility, even if it wasn't your fault. "Follow the money" applies to the Fourth Estate, too. The loss of anonymity, privacy, Publius; it all beats the truth into submission.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 01/11/2019 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Crossroads detox facility to shut down temporarily

Sheriff Maketa like him or not did not have all of this incompetence going on while he was the Sheriff. He had more deputies on the street and in the jail. There was not deputies beat up or assaulted as they have had in the Jail under Elder. The Detox center, the partnerships with the hospital, mental health and substance abuse centers he was able to bring them together and make it work with the help of the BOCC. We see none of this here I bet the Republican Party and the employees of EPSO wished they had Maketa back. At least he could balance a budget, and provide a line item detail of the Departments expense unlike Elder 4 to 6 pages of the useless power point he provides.

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Posted by Chad Stone on 01/11/2019 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Colorado to hold CDOC accountable for dangers posed to transgender inmates

There were supposed to be quotation marks around for her own safety and female impersonation in my above comment lol.

Posted by London Lyle on 01/11/2019 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Colorado to hold CDOC accountable for dangers posed to transgender inmates

SUCH an important read. We watched a documentary called Free Cece in my queer studies class this year and it was about a black trans woman who was wrongfully convicted for murder when in reality it was self defense from a hateful bigoted man who attacked her outside a bar. Not only was she wrongfully convicted, but she was placed in a mens prison in solitary confinement (basically torture) for her own safety and forced to wear different clothing from the other inmates once again for her own safety. Laverne Cox, the black trans woman on Orange is the New Black, advocated for her release and visited her in the prison for the documentary, where she talked about how shows and media like OITNB make us wrongfully think that trans women are placed in the prison corresponding with their gender identity. Not to mention the amount of times trans women are singled out and arrested. Not too long ago it was legal to arrest trans women for female impersonation. Like what the hell??? Then came the stonewall riots and all but its amazing how far we still have to go. Im always amazed how the media cares when its a white cis woman; across the board. Whether unsolved murders (think Jon Benet) or lack of prison reform (though we need to change that system of indentured slavery altogether) this country refuses to see minorities (in race or sexuality or gender identity) as fully human.

Posted by London Lyle on 01/11/2019 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Former Colorado chief justice joins nationwide effort to ban ICE arrests in courthouses

There is no "policy" stopping ICE from arresting people at churches, schools, and hospitals. ICE is within their Congressionally mandated authority to arrest people at those places, including court houses. ICE has CHOOSEN not to, in order to not disrupt the daily operations at those places. It's called discretion. But at anytime, anybody who is amenable to removal can be arrested at those "sensitive" locations.

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Posted by Marcella Sanchez on 01/10/2019 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Crossroads detox facility to shut down temporarily

Who couldnt see this coming. BOCC and Elder is incompetence continues to grow. Just another example of lack of leadership in this County from the elected leaders.

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Posted by Chad Stone on 01/09/2019 at 8:43 PM

Re: “The public faces land access issues everywhere

Giving Palmer Land Trust credit for executing a conservation easement on Strawberry Fields is like congratulating the fox for not eating all the chickens.

Posted by doonya on 01/09/2019 at 8:39 PM

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