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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: “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

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

racist rednecks still to this day deny full citizenship to African americans by creating voting obstacles in most of the south. these states are still a money pit for our country... perhaps we should let them succeed...

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Posted by happyfew on 06/07/2017 at 2:43 PM

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

Alexander Stephens, the Confederate Vice President stated the Civil War and the preceding secession was about slavery. The confederacy had a tendency to kill their black p.o.w.s., so it's unlikely they treated their black slaves much better.

There is nothing honorable about the confederacy.

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Posted by Marshell Carnage on 06/07/2017 at 7:22 AM

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

Damn Straight it wasn't about slavery !!! Perhaps only four out of the first few States which seceded referenced slavery within their declarations of secession, however the other nine made no such reference, they have joined their brother and sister States into the conflict only after Lincoln, The Tyrant, had decided to invade The South with his first 75,000 Yankee aggressors.
By the way, to all of you misguided and ill-informed snowflakes, don't confuse a legal departure of sovereign States from an overpowering and overreaching federal government with the actual war. Yes, some mentions may have been made about slavery regarding the issue of legal secession, the war in itself however has been waged by the North in order to reclaim its cash cow back into the Union. The South payed most of America's bills.

So yes, please keep laughing your asses off, but why stop there, laugh your entire ignorant and uneducated snowflake brainwashed mind out as well.

Deo Vindice, Confederate Mike.

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Posted by Stonewall Jackson on 06/07/2017 at 7:11 AM

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

Perhaps they can give lessons in the American Nazi movement as well. Not all of our history needs to be glorified. Some aspects
are shameful.

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Posted by te on 06/07/2017 at 7:08 AM

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

"Civil war wasn't about slavery", LMAO

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Posted by E.g. Schwetje on 06/07/2017 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Attack of the monster homes

It only took my stepdad 8 months to build a new house to move out of that monster house.

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Posted by Daisy Zambrano on 06/05/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Attack of the monster homes

That lady still hasn't built a house on that lot and it's been 4 years!

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Posted by Daisy Zambrano on 06/05/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

Well i need some advice and i hope someone can help me. My current boyfriend mom and dad own the home were they have let us live for almost 9 years rent free because they are his parents. We have two kids, but our problem is they think they can just show up when ever they want and start throwing stuff away that is in our yard without even asking if they can come at first. His dad comes and cuts our grass he will not allow us to cut it our selfs but he want even give us a day noticed to were we can pick up the kids toys so he can cut the grass, he just shows up when ever he wants and then gets pissed if they have a toy in yard but when he dose show up we go outside and pick them up if we are home and we have a cement slab in back yard and he just go on to it and throw what ever he wants a way We do not have any type of agrement at all on paper but all of the bills are in my name. They have also entered the home with out asking us. I woke up one day neaked in my bed to his dad just standing their staring at me so I cussed him all to piece. BUT THE PROBLEM IS THEY THINK THATS SICE WE LIVE HERE RENT FREE THEY CAN DO OR SAY WHAT EVER THEY WANT TO US. I CAN NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE, SO IF WE LIVE HERE RENT FREE DO WE STILL HAVE RIGHT AND IS THIS OKAY.

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Posted by Beverly Lester on 06/03/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Local anti-war activists persist through decades of intimidation and repression

$523.9 billion is the Pentagon's Budget for 2017. Imagine what benefit a 1/2 trillion dollars might bring to Americans rather than "defense" contractors and a standing military presence throughout the world.

Only 4 guys showed up to question that? How dumb are WE THE PEOPLE to fall in line with this thinking?

Jeez, perhaps 9/11 was something we cooked up via back channels with Saudi Arabia, who fund 9 out of 10 Islamic terrorist deaths that occur. Thought that conspiracy theories were asinine but it starts adding up after a while.

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Posted by Colorado Shu on 06/02/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Hogan Lovells racked up $3.5 million in fees during Mayor Bach's four-year term

if only we could have told the rest of the country how bad it is to elect a developer with no political experience. old botch and p***y grabber gump are much alike in that they care more for making their buddies rich than doing anything for the regular citizens.

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Posted by happyfew on 06/01/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Local anti-war activists persist through decades of intimidation and repression

peace on earth...

how dare them promote such a thing...

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Posted by happyfew on 05/31/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Stratton Open Space fire mitigation delayed after residents object to extreme treatment

I omitted the all important reference .... my post is meant to address that made by SteveJohnson1.

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Posted by Mur on 05/24/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Stratton Open Space fire mitigation delayed after residents object to extreme treatment

Your comment, like the mitigation, goes too far. When the person in charge admits that the crews "went a little crazy" you are hardly on solid legal ground when you defend their actions.

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Posted by Mur on 05/24/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Stratton Open Space fire mitigation delayed after residents object to extreme treatment

I live adjacent to the Stratton Open Space and fully support the fire mitigation that is taking place. I've seen first hand the devastation that has occurred in Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, etc. over the past years.

If the fire mitigation is not finished, I will legally respond to Kent Obee and others, in a court of law, and hold them personally responsible for any damages to property and loss of life due to potential wildfires that could have been prevented. Kent Obee and others need to think twice when they are more concerned about their afternoon hike versus the risk of life to other who live in the area.

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Posted by SteveJohnson1 on 05/24/2017 at 10:40 AM

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