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Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

I feel very sorry for any woman who suffers this type of abuse. As a woman who is 5`8" and strong I don't suffer as much because I adopt an intimidating persona in public places and if someone is rude or out of line I address it immediately and forcefully. I would suggest that small or frail women carry a stun gun.

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/19/2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by juan657 on 11/18/2017 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

Hello, I am Diaz Juan Antonio After being in relationship with Natasha for
years, She broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring her back
but all was in vain, I wanted her back so much because of the love I have
for her, I begged her with everything, I made promises but she refused. I
explained my problem to my friend and she suggested that I should rather
contact a spell caster that could help me cast a love spell to bring
Natasha back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no
choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster and i had no
choice than to ordered a reunite love spell from Dr Alexzander [
alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com]to help me get my lover back, after the
spell was cast, the Results was
fantastic, I never expected what i saw, I`m so grateful i came across
this spell caster, My love came back to me and we are now planning for our
wedding. i still cant believe that me and Natasha is back. All thanks to
Dr Alexzander who changed my life and made me a true believer. check on him
through his whatsapp number +2348075823891 or contact him direct via his
email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. Dr Alexzander changed my
story and made me whole again. i want everyone going through difficulty to
contact dr alexzander and i know that he will help you and set your free
from any disease you may have in life. once again thank you dr alexzander
for saving me and my entire family.

Posted by juan657 on 11/18/2017 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

Feels like the majority residents do not matter and only very small interest group does. Not at all happy with the changes dowtown.. Just more traffic issues and less ability to get to shops.

Posted by Cher Fenn-Young on 11/18/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “DJ Gravity's Sound Advice

Sound advice is right! Thank you for shining a spotlight on one of the cities greatest! GRAVITY!

Posted by BFunk4Lf on 11/18/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Market holds soft opening

I hope Pikes Peak Market Place opens a facebook page soon. We were just in there and it is great.

Posted by Cheryl Murphy Barry on 11/18/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Reader: Progressives want to steal America as we know it

Odin;
Your insult notwithstanding, I would NOT be charged with a crime if I smashed an AK-47 or some Bushmaster xm15 model. The Constitution protects the rights of individuals, NOT the rights of inanimate objects.
I agree that keeping and bearing arms IS protected, BUT, there is NO provision in the Constitution protecting some imaginary right to manufacture a SPECIFIC kind of weapon, and there are laws currently regulating and/or banning the importation of any number of manufactured products. If Im not mistaken, there are laws on the books now concerning gun running. And banning the transfer of ownership of semi-automatic weapons in no way violates the owners right to keep a legally owned semi-automatic weapon or to bear it in some manner.
Youre going to have to come up with something better than an insult to justify the seemingly unlimited proliferation of semi-automatic weaponry.

Posted by asawatcher on 11/18/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

so county wasted mY TAX money? FUDGE! and randall makes a joke? make him pay the cost

Posted by apathetic on 11/18/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Say it with sausage

where can you find good blutwurst in this town, or the next, or the state???

Posted by jeff maschler on 11/18/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by Carolyn Cummings on 11/18/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

Its so unfortunate that my husband left me after five years in marriage. thought he finally left the house in the third year of our marriage just because i was unable to conceive. i wonder what happened to Andrea Delacruz my husband that makes him leave the house. he is a God fearing person and very humble. i know that leaving me wasn't ordinary. we dated for seven months and i never notice such character in him before i married him. i cried and wept through my days and night because i really love Andrea Delacruz my husband. in the process of crying and thinking, i recall that his grand mom never support our marriage, she never wanted me to be married to the family. i never give up and i prayed for God to intervene. one a faithful day it was a Thursday morning when my fellow college in my working place noticed my attitude and behaviour seems different from the real me and i never wanted to disclosed my Family issues but i shared with her my feeling and what i have been going through. she told me that something similar to these happened to her Elder sister and she told me that everything will be fine. she later invite me to her house to meet her elder sister then i opened up to her and she refers me to a man called Prophet Adeyemi and i did just as she said. i called Prophet Adeyemi immediately and he respond to my call in that moment and the first thing he said was 'WOMAN WOMAN' you have to believe and have faith that your problem will be solved. i asked, what should i do? then he said to me in two days time my husband will be back and i asked, Prophet Adeyemi is this going to be real? the last thing he said was that i will testify of his work. i did just as instructed and i watch for good forty-eight {48} hours. hmmmm, it was a good night time at 10:05pm within the days that Prophet Adeyemi told me that my husband Andrea Delacruz will be back, at first i heard the bell rings getting close to my door i heard someone saying HONEY!!!, it sound familiar i opened the door and i saw my husband standing and weeping in front of me. i was not surprised because its all i have been praying for him to come back home. Guess what in six days after i noticed my system and my body temperature is changed and i went to clinic for check up and the doctor told me that there is life in me which means i am pregna i really wants to use this opportunity to thanks Prophet Adeyemi so much and my lovely collage who directed me to Prophet Adeyemi if you have any problem or predicament that is worse or exactly like this you have been into, i plead you to contact Prophet Adeyemint.

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Posted by amydelacruz1212 on 11/18/2017 at 5:35 AM

Re: “Reader: Progressives want to steal America as we know it

Wow. That is a very big leap - from citing an example of a country that has implemented gun control laws to there being a domestic conspiracy of progressive boogeymen plotting to steal the government, take all the guns and/or kill everyone. Besides the fact that the enemy you fear doesnt exist, stealing the governments already been done, so try to think of a more novel approach.

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Posted by rangesaf on 11/17/2017 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Reader: Aren't nuclear weapons arms?

To Dave H. - Thank you. That was the best explanation of the defining terms of the 2nd amendment I have read. The 2nd amendment, as with the rest of of the constitution, was the product of thoughtful consideration, experience, and historical precedent. I wish more people would take the time to understand these fundamental principles.

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Posted by rangesaf on 11/17/2017 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Reader: Aren't nuclear weapons arms?

"Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications, e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U. S. 844, 849 (1997), and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27, 3536 (2001), the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding."

District of Columbia v. Heller,
554 U.S. 570 (2008)

Key words - "bearable arms".

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Posted by Richard Nascak on 11/17/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Tyler Durden returns

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Posted by Rose Wendy on 11/17/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

The ACLU is going to get paid again by the taxpayers of El Paso County.

Posted by .\-. on 11/17/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

This is nothing. The only crime would have been committed by the notary.

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Posted by .\-. on 11/17/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Coal Mine Dragon's punishing lunch buffet

That place is awful. The one on uintah is great.

Posted by roger.butts on 11/17/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Reader: We are killing ourselves

"I continue to wait for Second Amendment proponents to provide positive constructive proposals to at least decrease the shootings of our citizens. " -- Michael Fitzgibbons

Then you are apparently not listening because we provide positive constructive proposals all the time. Enforce the laws we have, fix our mental health system, and so on. Heck, background checks were actually an idea first proposed by the pro-Second Amendment side. Look up Project Exile while you are at it.

"because any gun control probably will not help"

In the cases of most mass shootings, you are correct, most gun control laws would be ineffective. Take for example the dumb "expanded" background checks, which doesn't make the background checks any more stringent, but rather applies the to all transfers including private ones -- as Colorado unadvisedly passed several years ago. In nearly all the mass shootings that have captured headlines, the gunman PASSED a background check, often several of them. So why people think making this apply to all transfers will prevent such shootings is beyond me, it is just pure folly. Yet that is exactly what Bloomberg, the groups he funds (Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Everytown for Gun Safety) and Mark Kelly/Gabby Giffords' group Americans for Responsible Solutions (now called Giffords, and at least partially financially tied to Bloomberg) call for all the time.

"the Constitution protects our right to any weapon of mass destruction "

No the Constitution does not. But many people misuse the term "weapons of mass destruction" to apply to firearms. WMDs are defined as nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons or very high yield conventional explosives (think MOAB).

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Posted by Dave H on 11/17/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Reader: Aren't nuclear weapons arms?

"Well, a nuclear weapon qualifies as arms." -- Dave Tintle

Ah yes, the infamous "nuke argument" gets trotted out yet again. We have been seeing uninformed people bringing out this argument for decades and it is just as defective now as it always has been.

No, nuclear weapons do not count as "arms" under the Second Amendment.

First of all, the Second protects our ability to keep and bear arms. That means they are items which an average individual can afford, safely store, and properly maintain (keep), and to transport, carry, serve, and operate (bear) all by their lonesome. Nukes are quite beyond that definition.

Second, the term "arms" used in the Second Amendment relies on the definition from English Common Law (most people are unaware that ECL is the basis of most of our jurisprudence in the US). In this case ECL, via Sir Edward Coke, defined arms as being those items of common use by individuals for one on one personal combat. A nuke fails to meet that definition as it is not of common use, it takes a team of people to use them, and they are not used in one on one personal combat -- they are area effect, indiscriminate ordnance.

This definition is why we can have special restrictions on area effect and crew served items explosives, artillery, and machine guns -- they do not qualify as "arms" under the Second Amendment.

Evidence of this can also be found in the Militia Acts of the 1790s, contemporaneous with the penning of the Second Amendment. In these acts, we can see that people were required to come bearing their own arms:

"provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than twenty four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch, and power-horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder ; and shall appear so armed, accoutred and provided, when called out to exercise or into service, except, that when called out on company days to exercise only, he may appear without a knapsack. That the commissioned Officers shall severally be armed with a sword or hanger (a type of short sword), and espontoon (a short pike like weapon)"

All the items they are expected to have are things and average individual can afford, safely store, and properly maintain, and to transport, carry, serve, and operate, and are items of common use by individuals for one on one personal combat. Noticeably absent are area effect items and crew served weapons like grenades (yes, they existed back then) and other explosive devices, artillery (even though many people owned their own cannon/howitzers). If needed, those would be provided by the government.

So, Dave, the answer to your question, "Aren't nuclear weapons arms? " is no, they are not.

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Posted by Dave H on 11/17/2017 at 11:53 AM

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