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Re: “Reader: Feeding children is not a waste of money

How much nutrition is there in a school lunch that ends up in a dumpster because kids will not eat it?

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Posted by John Howell on 05/17/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

It is a beautiful chapel, an architectural achievement that should be preserved for future generations. That being said, it should also be reconstructed to better reflect the religious makeup of the cadets. Perhaps the main chapel should be catholic now, or Mormon, or perhaps a place of reflection for atheists and agnostics, and let the Protestants and Jewish and Catholics subdivide the basement. The chapel has, unfortunately, become a monument to intolerance and division and I'm quite sure any attempt to make it reflect acceptance and recognition of others religious beliefs would meet with harsh resistance.

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Posted by rangesaf on 05/15/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Reader: A tale of two daughters

The new Health Care Act has not passed into law yet. There are still many potential changes to be made. Telling your readers what you will get or what you will lose is merely speculation. It would also be speculation to assume that you know what Ivanka's "goals" are. It does seem like you know Rachel. She sounds lovely.

Posted by JWM on 05/15/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Reader: A tale of two daughters

The actual title of the piece was "Who gets healthcare in the United States?... A tale of two daughters. The point was about putting a face to the health debate where millions on Medicaid will lose coverage. The Indy did not include the complete title which possibly leads to your question. Barbara Day

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Posted by Daybr88k on 05/13/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Reader: Clean out the White House

WW III huh? Really? How about fight for your sanity which has taken a vacation. If you are worried about your health and everybody else' then stop stressing yourself and spreading it. If you have children then please shut up and do not feed them your fears, it would be child abuse.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 05/12/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Reader: A tale of two daughters

What is your point?

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Posted by JWM on 05/12/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Reader: Mr. Lamborn, this downright cruel and unjust

I also remember President Obama's visit to our community after the Waldo Canyon Fire and the hypocrisy of our "Tar Baby" Representative Lamborn who never missed a photo op or refused Federal Grant money. Our conservative representative was first in line to greet President Obama when he got off Air Force One - with his hand out and a huge smile on his face. I laughed out loud at the incongruity of that optic. Lamborn standing next to President Obama with a huge smile on his face.

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Posted by rms on 05/12/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Reader: Mr. Lamborn, this downright cruel and unjust

Honestly do you think he cares what we think of him? Do you think he cares if he screws the poor, the down trodden or even the working class? I bet he dont lose a bit of sleep as long as his money men keep sending in them check for his reelection.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 05/11/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Reader: Mr. Lamborn, this downright cruel and unjust

Well said! It seems to me that I remember a day after Waldo Canyon burned when Barak Obama took the time to come to see the damage and offer help. He has done nothing but be everything we want a president to be and in return from you all we get is partisan rhetoric and mean spirited comments that neither elevate discussion nor help in any fashion to bring us together as a nation. You are a pathetic excuse for a representative. I can't wait to see you out of Congress.

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Posted by Albe Johnson on 05/11/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Mr. Lamborn, this downright cruel and unjust

Very well said sir! I second every single word!

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Posted by sherio on 05/11/2017 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Reader: The bright side of a N. Korea nuclear attack?

Mr. "Howell," is that the best you've got? You'll have to get much more creative if you want to get on Putin's payroll. Personally, I hate all traitors trying to sell out America to Russia.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/09/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Reader: The bright side of a N. Korea nuclear attack?

Gina Douglas, who taught you to HATE so deeply? Best of luck, President Trump.

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Posted by John Howell on 05/09/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Get rid of the "strong mayor" scheme. If we don't get rid of the 'strong mayor' then the in-crowd only needs to buy one politician to get what they want.

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/04/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

I really thought Rev. Gary Glover's rebuttal to my letter was fair and made reasonable arguments. However I don't choose the headlines and was given a different headline in the online version of the CSIndy. That being Defund Public Media, itll be fine which was more objective than in the print edition (No more public media).

Yes, we have freedom of the press and that freedom allows for a news media to publish a newspaper to inform the public on what it going on around them. Our founders did not know or envisioned TV, Radio, or the world wide web in their day, but if they did they would be passionate about their freedom of speech over trying to be fair. Arguments for the Fairness Doctrine back might have been legit due to the scarcity of media outlets and thus the doctrine plus declaring that the airwaves are owned by the public were the norm. However these things were used as an excuse for our Government to censor certain dissenting views of the day.

The Fairness Doctrine was used to crush the view of people who not only oppose John Fitzgerald Kennedy but even those who opposed Richard Milhous Nixon. Ronald Reagan who had a passion for what the founders believed in through his admiration did away with this doctrine allowing oppose views to be heard without the threat of iron fisted government. It allowed the commercial News/Talk formats to embrace a consistent format of Conservative viewpoints which it was not allowed to in the past, although conservatives and libertarians and those who question our government like Peter Boyles, Mike Rosen, Hugh Hewitt, Neal Boortz were able to thrive before the Fairness Doctrine.

I have not been advocating the elimination of public media altogether. I have been questioning how American public is funded. For the most part our public media is funded by private free will contributions by individual people, Private Foundations, and Business (Corporate and Smaller).

Nobody can honestly answer the question why must the American People (i.e. hard working taxpayers) continue to fund these services; especially when major market stations like WNET-TV, WGBH-TV-FM in Boston, or KQED-TV-FM in San Francisco not only have a good amount of viewers and/or listeners but get a good amount of money from the CPB for their hard efforts to raise funds for these stations?

I have heard from those who worked in public media about certain grants that the CPB gives to stations who can raise significant funds on their own. No different than your matching grants that someone proposes during fund drives. So public media does choose winners and losers themselves. Sounds like another wealth redistribution scam to me. I also heard that the CPB even scammed certain stations out of the money they were supposed to get.

I doubt that our founders wanted a federally funded press when they were putting our great nation together. Nice try Rev. Glover, but your arguments do fall short there.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 05/04/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

If you are interested in the details of Save Cheyenne's appeal you can learn more. Just visit Save Cheyenne on Facebook and view the excellent video featuring Charles Norton explaining the case point by point. The video is compelling and the results of this appeal will unquestionably set precedent across the country and far into the future.
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Posted by doonya on 05/04/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

The task at hand is simply to make sure that Mr. Suthers does not serve a second term. The City of Colorado Springs deserves much better.

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Posted by Mur on 05/04/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Suthers is an idiot, giving our land to some billionaire! This guy won't even let us vote on properly funding our parks! Then he will turn around and say how billionaires owning the parks will be better stewart's of the land. With this guy as our mayor he has clearly shown us how to do the "back door deal". I hope Suther and his little group Springs Forward gets a clue, we don't like you we think you are corrupt we will be making sure that we vote you out!
PS don't you dare try to give yet another one of Colorado Springs assets to a away to Anschutz! Rosemont reservoir!!!

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Posted by el jef'e on 05/04/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Suthers is a whore to a bully of a billionaire ignoring the thousands of citizens whom put him in office. Anshutz is a bully, wants Rosemont reservoir to water his golf courses. We can only speculate Suthers was offered a higher paying job in the Anshutz empire to screw the public on the Strawberry Fields property and the process. Do we really need "Johnny come lately " billionaires screwing over Colorado Springs with "Colorado Springs Forward" a despicable dark money PAC and putting our Mayor on puppet strings. Suthers you whore ..... stop having dinners with a bully of a billionaire and represent us !

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 05/04/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

If you ask an extreme right winger, he will aver, "public broadcasting is indeed the handmaiden of the Progressive Left." If you ask a progressive, he will tell you public broadcasting is a tool of the moderate right.

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Posted by julianza on 05/03/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Well, he's right, but it's kind of too little, too late. We have a handful of interesting buildings in Colorado Springs that aspire to match the scenery, but most of our built environment is completely disposable and was built with that intent. Outside of the Old North End and around downtown, most of our housing and commercial stock is not ageing well. Take away Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, and you could be anywhere in the country, most likely Stockton. Maybe if we had code based design, we could get a better aesthetic, but that would mean the City Council would have to learn about it, and so would the planning commission, and then advocate for it. But the last piece of large developable land in the county is Banning-Lewis, and that's all set to be classic sprawl, no different from anywhere else in the country, so we're stuck. Tava (Pikes Peak) deserved better. Could we give it to Switzerland?

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Posted by leloupe on 05/03/2017 at 8:05 PM

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