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Re: “Time has come for Trump's revolution, and reflections on a Trump presidency

Mr. Bremer,
Healthcare in the USA has failed in the "market-based" system, as evidenced by the staggering 14% of GDP we spend on healthcare--this is twice the amount spent by other developed nations. A study of healthcare economics is crucial, before opining on a subject . Give us your opinion , sure, but what are your opinions based on? Mine are based on university-level study of healthcare economics and 20 years of patient care and management.
Ann Forsyth, Physician Assistant

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Posted by Ann Forsyth on 11/20/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Time has come for Trump's revolution, and reflections on a Trump presidency

Although this piece may not be pleasing to half of the Indy's readership, I'd like to commend the editorial staff at the Indy for having the courage for presenting the alternative view. You cannot have a real discussion on issues by putting up a wall to shut out those who might disagree with you.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 11/18/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Time has come for Trump's revolution, and reflections on a Trump presidency

Mr. Bremmer's fevered fantasy reveries notwithstanding.........
I grew up in Colorado Springs. I attended High School, College, and served in the Army. Ive been in countless locker rooms, lived in frat houses and Army barracks. My wife and I raised a son who is now a man. Ive known my share of right-wingers, left-wingers, and chauvinists, but in all my life I have NEVER encountered another man who's vileness, betrayed by nothing more than HIS OWN WORDS AND DEEDS, is anywhere close to Donald Trump's turpitude. A man who routinely demeans others, who's foul language and business dealings reflect a morally crippled mind, who dismisses the deep traditions of America as weakness or "political correctness", who threatens, bullies, and simply believes that his inherited wealth entitles him to freely lie, intimidate, insult, make wild accusations, defraud and actually assault others.
And I have NO reason to think any better of any man or woman who would knowingly cast a vote for such a degenerate. I grieve for our nation, apparently now inhabited by such hate-filled, fear-ridden, foul minded, or at best ignorant, individuals who believe that Trump's virtues in no way disqualified him from receiving their vote to be our beloved country's President.
If you voted for Trump, that's what I think of you.

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Posted by asawatcher on 11/18/2016 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Time has come for Trump's revolution, and reflections on a Trump presidency

LMAO I'm sorry Tannim, but half of the nation are not the so-called 'deporables'. Half of Trump's followers are whom Hillary was referring to. Half the people who actually voted for him is roughly 30 million, or 10 percent of the nation. Hate Hillary if you like, but get your facts straight.

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Posted by Matthew Fitzpatrick on 11/17/2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Time has come for Trump's revolution, and reflections on a Trump presidency

"Trump has no intention of doing anything but fixing the broken system in Washington, which is why Americans elected him. In this way, Trump will endeavor to perform a full "revolution" of government and has no interest in evolutionary tactics."

The reality is that he will fail because he will not be able to get rid of the entrenched bureaucrats and programs and agencies they are in. He will not be able to clear the temple of the moneychangers.

A true revolution, Eli, would do by force what Trump will fail by administration. Republicans and Democrats still haven't figured out that power is but an illusion completely dependent on one's acceptance of it, and the aforementioned bureaucrats will simply not accept it.

"Hillary Clinton has spent her life fighting the fights that make me a Democrat: health care for children, religious tolerance, a living wage, good schools, equal rights for all Americans and preserving our environment."

Yeah, right. Keep believing that nonsense. Hillary has always been about herself and only herself, and if others benefit, it's a side effect, not an intent, except to garner votes.

"In this election it was easy to support Secretary Clinton on the issues. And the opportunity to elect an experienced, highly qualified woman as president was historic."

Not at all. Her issues were her ego, criminality, and her body count. 2113 federal felonies plus felony perjury can't all be wrong.

"But it is important to remember that Americans will not tolerate a Twittered-up leader who brags about abusing women, mocks people with disabilities, threatens immigrants, cozies up to oligarchs foreign and domestic, demonizes people because of their religion and governs as a "post truth" president."

It's also important to remember, Maday, that Americans will not tolerate a dishonest leader who tramples individual rights, dismisses half of the nation as "deplorables," stereotypes people without knowing them, and in general acts like an entitled queen when she and her comrades belong in prison.

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Thanksgiving: A Native American View

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Re: “Second Amendment’s hits, myths

The National Rifle Association was created in 1871 and until about 1970 was apolitical, only becoming a lobby when forced to do so by the active attacks on the right to self-defense and the means to defend life.
No attempt to repeal the Second Amendment has been proposed in Congress except for a few really radical lawmakers. Their proposals never got to a vote because only about ten states would ratify such an amendment.
But this has not prevented many local laws banning certain or even all firearms during the past fifty years.
When I joined the NRA over 50 years ago, an oath was required, to support the Constitution. A person also needed a sponsor to join, a judge, police officer, military officer or another NRA member. These requirements were struck down by a law suit that claimed it was discrimination.
The NRA supports all of the Bill of Rights and all of the Constitution. The NRA has an elected Board of Directors that includes men and women, and all races.
The NRA has always supported "reasonable" firearms laws. The argument is about what is reasonable and effective at controlling the dangerous individuals. Ultimately, the only protection is having the possibility of armed defense at every potential point of attack. Since to properly guard the 10, 20,000 schools and school students in the United States would require at least 1,000,000 armed police officers doing nothing but guarding the schools, in addition to the officers now enforcing traffic, parking, and other duties.
The simple fact is the USA would have to become a Police State if total security is demanded. We cannot afford this financially and nor can freedom survive if we are a police state with a cop on every corner and in each hallway and floor in every school.

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Posted by Jim Macklin on 11/07/2016 at 8:00 PM

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Posted by Marry John on 09/10/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Looking toward permanent sustainable funding for city parks

TOPS is flawed. What kind of land acquisition program fails to consider future maintenance and upkeep? Time to take TOPS back to the drawing board before it bankrupts us all to pay for its own shortcomings.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 07/22/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Looking toward permanent sustainable funding for city parks

"Let's establish a funding mechanism for permanent dedicated sustainable funding for our parks system."

That's code for more taxes, y'all.

"Colorado Springs ranks in the bottom third of Front Range cities for parks land per person."

Acreage per person is irrelevant. Colorado Springs has a jeweled necklace of great parks: Palmer Park, Ute Valley Park, Bear Creek, Red Rock Canyon, Monument Valley, and of course Garden of the Gods, with plenty of smaller and pocket parks all over town.

If the goal is to preserve and protect our parks, then the Council simply needs to address it in the budget better. That's on them, not on the taxpayers.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/22/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Once again, Morse simply doesn't understand why he was fired--twice.

Once again, Morse blames the firearm.

Once again, he's wrong.

Morse tries to engage in political skullduggery by claiming that Scalia wrote that there is no right to have what Morse repeatedly and incorrectly calls "military-style assault" rifles (which is NOT a semi-auto rifle, despite what Morse thinks, and he should know better since he was a cop before he got fired from that job, too!). To quote the actual Heller ruling in Holding 3:

"The District’s total ban on handgun possession in the home amounts to a prohibition on an entire class of “arms” that Americans overwhelmingly choose for the lawful purpose of self-defense. Under any of the standards of scrutiny the Court has applied to enumerated constitutional rights, this prohibition—in the place where the importance of the lawful defense of self, family, and property is most acute—would fail constitutional muster."

In short, because a semi-auto rifle is a class of arms, it can't be banned, and we have a right to them, both under the Second AND Fourth Amendments. Morse seems to forget that the peaceable acquisition, possession, use, and disposal of private property, including firearms, is not only a fundamental right, but protected by both Amendments and is none of government's (or his!) damned business.

Instead he wants to hold third parties, gun sellers responsible for the actions people take with the products that people buy once they buy them, as if the sellers are somehow mind readers and can act like Radar O'Reilly. Sorry, Johnny, but that's crap. By your standard, I should hold YOU responsible for laws that you passed that criminals ignored that harmed me and violated my rights--like the magazine ban that violated my property rights and the background checks that violated my privacy rights.

No, you can't sue gun makers for their products working correctly, even if the user was a deranged nut case, or a flaming liberal (but I repeat myself), or a hyper-religious conservative (again, I repeat myself). When will you learn, Johnny, that the responsibility for one's actions lie with the individual alone and not someone else? I'm sure that was taught to you in pre-Kindergarten. Were you absent that day?

You were fired from at least two jobs because you have been repeatedly shown to be unable to cope with adult reality, as most liberals are similarly unable to do so. When you decide to join the adults in the real world, then maybe you'll be listened to, but you've got a long, long road to travel before then.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/13/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Looking toward permanent sustainable funding for city parks

Right on gentlemen! Improved funding for our parks, trails and open space is something we can all support.

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Posted by Susan Davies on 06/29/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Pedestrian Access Act: An ill-advised and unjust law

We trusted this attorney with a video of a city bus accident. when we asked for it back it had been edited. He kept it for two weeks and led us to believe he would represent us. He took sides with the city instead. DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN

Posted by Christine Russo on 06/28/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Oh, you fricking hack!! You committed permanent political suicide and now you keep squawking. Why don't you just run for office again and see whether or not you get elected!!

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Posted by Ross Long on 06/18/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

No. We must fix the US hating foreigner and self-identifying foreigners who represent a danger to our country. We Are Americans.

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Posted by Carlos Rodriguez on 06/15/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Let's face it, folks, loons on the left want to get rid of ALL guns. They won't say that up front just like their president wouldn't say we could keep our doctors. They use incrementalism as a tactic. Yell and scream over this and that. Two steps forward, one step back. Lie, come to wrong conclusions, whatever it takes to achieve their goal. The John Morses in the world might get recalled, but like a bad penny and the Eveready bunny they just keep coming back and back and back. They beat the same old drum again and again because it's the only instrument they can play. Sooooo predictable.

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Posted by Newshound on 06/15/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Happyfew, you said: "The most common .223 caliber is not suggested for most hunting."

The .223 comes in a variety of loads, all easily available. The .223 is suitable for hunting: Rats, sand/sage rats, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, jack rabbits, marmots, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and deer.

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Posted by tjl on 06/15/2016 at 4:00 PM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

"looking at the links provided, the most common .223 caliber is not suggested for most hunting."

It is not suggested for most larger game like elk and such and in this state cannot be used for deer, though in several other states it can be. It is suggested for a lot of hunting including varmints, predators, and pigs.

" the links do specify that the recoil is less with the AR which lead to quicker follow up shots."

When used with the smaller calibers.

"I don't think any legitimate hunter is going to take an assault rifle into the woods.."

Many legitimate hunters take AR-15s and AR-10s into the woods and they are NOT assault rifles. Assault rifles are a type of machine gun, meaning they fire multiple shots per trigger pull. The hunting ARs I showed you are all semi-auto only, meaning one trigger pull fires only one shot. Semi-auto hunting rifles have been sold commercially in the US for over a century.

It is pretty clear you have very limited knowledge of firearms or of hunting.

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Posted by Dave H on 06/15/2016 at 3:55 PM

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