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Re: “Zuni Pueblo artists Morningsong and Fontenelle to visit Colorado Springs

They always perform so beautifully together. The music connects to the very soul. Wonderful people that are so gracious and caring. Don't miss the opportunity to see them you will not be disappointed.

Posted by Ramona Abrego on 09/29/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “FDA acknowledges benefits of CBD in public comment request

It's really a shame that in the U.S. hemp got grouped together with marijuana decades ago when the big crack down on marijuana came about. Fortunately things have been slowly turning around and hemp, and the CBD that derives from it, have been legalized in many (but not all) states. Hemp has almost no THC, so it isn't something people even used to get high from anyway. See http://greenuva.com for more details.

Posted by Johnny J on 09/29/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Lost me at 'the police are there to keep protesters safe' but then again, I am a St Louisan.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Nestor Kropotkin on 09/29/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Remembering Tim Watkins

You have beautifully captured a glimpse of a beautiful man. Thanks
And it i s not important but my name is Dennis not Daniel.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dennis G on 09/29/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Also the problem for them is that they never received any tactical training besides shooting cans of organic oatmeal beer.
The people they claim to revolutionize against have grown up up with firearms, shooting and hunting. It'll be a very one sided fight

23 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Frederic Baker on 09/29/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

To say that 3% groups defend Nazis is pretty indicative of a biased slant. A lot of the oathkeeper and 3% groups actually are pretty anti-nazi and defended colored protesters against Nazis in Charlottesville.

And when you consider that this is their second time training and most three percenter groups have hundreds if not thousands of hours underneath their belt, well, just saying.

Anyone anytime in American decides to understand firearms and defend themselves as a good thing in my eye. But to be so intensely divisive is just feeding into the hegelian dialectic of the ruling class.

Their divide and conquer is working all too well.

15 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Joel Aigner on 09/29/2017 at 6:54 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

First of all it's $250 Kel Tec Sub2000 Gen1 he is so ostentatiously holding in his paws. Quite laughably to begin with... Not mentioning the airsoft scope that redhead has on her AR.
The heroic language this article is written in is worrying. Now these leftists are actually pushing for armed, poorly equipped and poorly trained groups to mingle with crowds against whoever they disagree with.
A recipe for disaster

26 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Frederic Baker on 09/29/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Remembering Tim Watkins

Wow, Thank you with all our hearts! Such an amazing description and tribute. He touched so many people and it was always such a friendly, giving, authentic touchLove you Tim and love you Ginger

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tehra Shull Buntrock on 09/28/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

First of all what is a white supremacist? NO ONE TO DATE has defined it. Its a term the left has "coined" and it is thrown around willy nilly. Second, they practice in a basement? I hope they have hearing and eye protection and some way to get rid of the lead from the shells. What about richochets? Misfires? Third, Why did Lamborn lock her out of his office? Being obnoxious or what? These groups while having the empowerment that comes from "being prepared in case of civil unrest" do no good for themselves. I highly approve of the female getting trained but she should make sure she trains her kids on what to do if ever attacked. thanks for the article and if this group wants to organize, I say GOD BLESS THEM!

5 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by HSabin on 09/28/2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

A basic principle of consciousness is that you can't solve a problem with the same mentality that created it. Fighting violence with violence simply creates more violence. The reason for this is the ego's tendency to escalate when it feels threatened, which results in a spiral of increasing escalation. People will die if this course of action is taken, and we have to ask ourselves if killing fellow Americans for our cause is better than if necessary, dying for it. Literally, you cannot promote equality with a gun, the ultimate symbol of inequality, where the ego behind the gun has decided it needs to be the overdog and the person in front of the gun, the underdog.

8 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Eric Novikoff on 09/28/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

If your vehicle doesn't have a license plate, it doesn't belong on the road. I grew up riding bikes when I was a kid, and guess where I rode my bike? On the sidewalk. Streets are designed for cars, and I feel you're putting your life and others at risk by driving anything else down the road.

Posted by steely on 09/28/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Am I seeing a trend here. There are no likes on anyone's comments. Does everyone that reads the Independent just dislike everything and maybe this is the source of divisiveness in our community?

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Norrin Radd on 09/28/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Those magazines don't look legal in Colorado. I think El Paso County Sheriff should pay them a visit.

13 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by schotts on 09/28/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

what happened for all the assistance with emergency shelter for families???????? does no one support mom, dad, and child anymore???????? me and my family are homeless and we work but dont have anymore money due to the only family shelter telling us we have to leave for thee months bc we reached the end of our stay!!!!!!!! we just got a housing voucher........dont have any money for applications......credit score shot bc of applications that we were able to get at while still at the shelter. cant go to the other shelter bc we are sober and have a child!!!!!!! colorado springs, help us!

Posted by Jessie Senakievich on 09/28/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Dear Nat,

Socialists + violence = Communist Revolutionaries (Bolsheviks)

What part about that don't you understand? These people are not alt-left or whatever term the left invents to hide what their goal really is. THEY ARE COMMUNISTS. They want a violent revolution. Look! they even wear the red Che bandanas.

History repeats. You are living through an incredible point in world history. So maybe go study 1920's Russian history and then re-write your story to present facts instead of propaganda. Then we can take what you write seriously.

31 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Can O'Korn on 09/28/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “In the Trump era, politics is crime

I am seeing here no comments at all for Mr TrumpTracker, the Indy or the media in general who suddenly toss out a few Sheriff Joe facts and slither away.
Of, For, and By The People is our government and we should or must stay informed but that is simply not possible. That Sheriff Joe was in power for 20 plus years is amazing but the outcry was not there to stop this cretin because it was not news. That is until Trump was elected and the media is caught in their own headlights dropping the ball on the fact that they only play politics and do not practice journalism. "Yellow" journalism in an amateur way perhaps but the failure to shine those headlights on the illegal and un-Constitutional acts of law enforcement is quite telling. They would rather not live in fear and only report the crimes of the citizens as reporting crimes by police could get one into jail or even worse it could get you killed.
So to the spineless TrumpTracker and the equally spineless Independent (who can go after their own Sheriff for nothing at all besides "messy scandals", the Indy's own words) you have dropped the ball again. You fail to report news and suck up to the moneyed sponsors of your pathetic endeavors and now your TrackingTrump is in dangerous territory because you allowed Joe to do his sadistic business freely and now he is in bed with Trump. They have real power, real guns and you have displayed how easily you are made to wither in fear. The price you pay for taking sides and not doing your job is that all you have now is your Bill of Rights and I suggest you better start protecting them, they are all you have and there are only ten. Picking and choosing, adjusting and targeting the wrong people to be denied their Rights are now actual dead bodies, well over a hundred that died in the care of Sheriff Joe, that are fed rotten food, tortured by deputies and newborn babies dying in his tent city just was not news-worthy. They are criminals said Joe and you all agreed huh? Well they were poor, unable to post a bond and yet to be tried- that is called "presumed innocent" and punished for poverty. Bastards, all of you. Shame. I bet you never heard of Barry Washington either, if you had you would have reported on it or would you?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Wyman on 09/28/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Reader: You're either here legally, or you're not

You do know that when those documents were wrote there was no legal or illegal immigration. Also 46 of the 52 signers were born here as English citizens.The other 7 were not. Also in 1790 Congress passed the first immigration law that said if you reside here in the same place for 2 years and kept your residence for one year you could become a citizen. It was called the Naturalization act of 1790. Just saying. .

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/28/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

HEY ... LOOK ... it's Kenny from South Park!!!

"If they look scary"??? No ... they look like a joke, a bad one at that.

Being a veteran doesn't automatically make you a warrior. An Air Force supply clerk at a shed in Iraq doesn't automatically qualify you to lead a bunch of misguided civilians into armed combat. Being able to shoot a gun (that scares you when it goes "POP") doesn't automatically qualify you to function in an actual fire fight (gunfire, that is).

These are people who need a safe space when someone uses a word that hurts their feelings. They're not equipped to survive the PTSD after the "targets" are shooting back at them. I'm sure that they all slap each other on the back (after asking permission, of course) about how they're bad-ass killers now, but I'd be willing to bet none of them has a clue about how dark the place is that they want to go, or about how dark those that have actually been there can be.

The most telling aspect of their clownery is the bandanas ... are you effin' kidding me? You've got the stones to walk around armed with a weapon, and want people to believe that you're ready and willing to use it, but you don't have the nads to show your face???

I really hope ... for their sake ... that they never get what they're bargaining for.

I give Mr. Hair Product no more that 5 minutes against a skilled adversary ... he better fight only at night, because the shadow thrown by those ears would be a sniper's delight.

38 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by RW Burns on 09/28/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “City grants Nor'Wood ability to impose $325 million in special taxes

Since $325M will be given to the developer, it would have been prudent for Council to educate the public about the mechanisms involved BEFORE giving their OK. But instead, the Council took action and now is dealing with citizens questioning their decision. Do the Council members understand what they have approved? Or are they taking the word of "experts" and accepting the bromide that "everybody's doing it"? Wouldn't it be better for Council to make approval pending until after the citizens, as well as themselves. have a clear understanding of what is being planned so that the citizenry - for whose benefit we are told this is being done - can accept it with confidence that it is a good idea?

Here's a link from COS govt discussing special districts. https://coloradosprings.gov/planning/page/…

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 09/28/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Andrea Stone’s sound advice

Andrea is awesome to work with!!! Great gal!!!

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Posted by Jennifer Bullock on 09/28/2017 at 10:50 AM

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