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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?

8 likes, 15 dislikes
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: “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...

3 likes, 1 dislike
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

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

Mitigation through selective thinning is an important tool in managing our public lands. The problem I see is that these public agencies that handle the process sometimes cut too deep. Rather than giving the forest a nice selective "trim," and perhaps thinking they might not get a chance (or the dollars) to thin again for another 25-50 years, they sometimes end up giving the forest more of a "buzz cut."

What I see in the slideshow pics looks fairly good. However, I cannot imagine what they were thinking in planning to thin such a lush riparian spring area (in that last 8 acres or so). Thinning across the landscape should not be universal. North slopes, for example, are expected to be more naturally lush. And while montane pine forests often saw natural underbrush clearing ground fires and are better candidates for manual selective thinning today, the subalpine spruce / fir forest instead experiences "stand replacing" fire events every 200-400 years, and thinning in the subalpine should be limited. Unfortunately sometimes this ends up not being the case.

In this case, kudos to the city for pulling back on thinning the Stratton Springs border. That appears to be the right call. There is balance to be found. We can both care for and protect the beauty of our public lands.

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Posted by Zen on 05/24/2017 at 3:08 AM

Re: “More than three years after Waldo, our overgrown forests still threaten the city

This is all BS. If they are stupid enough to remove trees from hill and mountain sides, they deserve the mudslides that are going to come. People are going to die. A lot of those trees need fire to propagate too. Don't be idiots. Leave the trees alone. On a side note. If you move to an area that is prone to fires, you're stupid and deserve to die. Just like the morons who move on to a flood plain. Try using some common sense. Nature works in the correct way, and human involvement usually ends in screwing things up. Leave it all alone.

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Posted by Mike Meadow on 05/23/2017 at 11:54 PM

Re: “District 11 will ask voters again for a tax increase in November

Based on the size of the recent back door tax increase, a.k.a. El Paso County's increased property tax assessment, this group should have 8% more funding next year without doing anything.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 05/23/2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Development defectors

if they never built another house in colorado i would be happy.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rocket625 on 05/22/2017 at 11:16 AM

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