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Re: “House passes two bills for Colorado parks and public lands

It's a good start...I guess. LWCF should be permanently-funded, and this should've taken place years ago.

The National Parks alone are some 12.5 billion in behind in repairs and upkeep. So now we'll need another under-funded bill in 10 years after falling even further behind? This is merely another half measure on the part of Congress.

It's even less impressive when you consider that 1.3 billion per year has to be shared with BLM and BIE.

How much freakin' money - courtesy of the US taxpayer - will go into the Air Force's new B-21 bomber? Something like 100 billion dollars? How 'bout the F-35 stealth fighter? The whole program for this weapon of mass destruction is on course to cost 1.4 trillion dollars...great.

In the mean time, our national parks are still waiting for the 12.5 billion dollars cut from its budget by a Republican-dominated Congress - over and over again.

Posted by John Foster on 09/19/2018 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Traffic deaths closer to record, new Utilities chief, EPA loosens methane rules, and more news for the record

"The Community Health Partnership released its annual report on homelessness in the Pikes Peak region. Among its key findings: Most unsheltered people were last stably housed in El Paso County, contradicting the anecdote that most move to Colorado Springs "to take advantage of generous services or legal marijuana."

It's good that folks can no longer seriously suggest that the success of Amendment 64 is the reason for the sheer number of homeless in CS. Of course, anti-Cannabis activists will try and spin it some way.

"The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to loosen requirements on methane emissions won't affect Colorado directly, as the state has its own, stricter set of rules for oil and gas producers, the Colorado Independent reports. But the change could increase cross-border pollution from other states. "

Welcome to the Neo Liberal orgasm - the weakening of environmental regulations. Trump's watering down of the EPA will end up trickling & drifting into Colorado...ugg.

Thank goodness Coloradans have stricter regulations in place. Just another reason to vote "Yes" on prop 112 in November.

Posted by John Foster on 09/19/2018 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Ops plan directed officers in Flick shooting to identify themselves

Nothing new here. We've been saying all along that this whole op was botched, that they didn't follow protocols or common sense. One of the involved EPSO detectives has quit. The EPSO Investigations Commander has also. He shouldn't have ever been brought in to begin with. He formerly only rose to the rank of Sergeant, and not a very good one, before Sheriff John Anderson demoted him and he left in disgrace. But... Elder brought him and and made him a Commander. Speculation suggests that it was done because Elder knew that Cmdr. Hatch was present when Elder was in the home of a murdered EPSO employee way back when. Nobody knows what he did in there other than the fact that there was a long delay in calling out the investigators. The whole thing stinks.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/19/2018 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Allocation of funds to ease crime victims’ trauma lack full disclosure

"the board being unaccustomed to outside scrutiny."

Isn't that always the case? Government Boards not liking it when the public, who employs them, wants to know what they are up to?

Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/19/2018 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Where are they now?

If my map is correct & it is being born & raised in the Springs area
Palmer high school is on Nevada ave not too far from they're House/Store
Petersons partyland was on Tejon st.
I believe they lived upstairs.And the area is In the Ivywild district.
I was a kid when they had Petersons Party Land but I do remember them and got gags vampire teeth & fake blood from the store. .My family lived a few blocks away on 1720 Ivy place.
And I went to Ivy elementary school my brothers went to Palmer high school but I think She is about 12 years older than me. You mentioned She s from
Skyway but that's a few miles west and is off of 8th.street in the Cheyenne Mountain school district.
Fyi.

Posted by Chris Jarvis on 09/18/2018 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Trump administration proposes historically low refugee ceiling for 2019

On September 12, the US Census Bureau made a press release and in that release reported that "The nations official poverty rate in 2017 was 12.3 percent, with 39.7 million people in poverty."

39.7 million people in poverty in this country. Until we figure out how to help out our own people, and no more of our own citizens are suffering, we don't need to be filling up the country with more.

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 09/18/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Lamborn silent on Trump embrace of Putin

Alouette de Mer [Lette] wrote "The president is not commander-in-chief of the armed services unless during a time of war".

Your knowledge of the Constitution is lacking. The President is always the CinC of the military. He is only the CinC of the militia "when called into the actual service of the United States", which does not have to be a declared war.

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Posted by Dave H on 09/18/2018 at 12:13 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Lamborn silent on Trump embrace of Putin

The president is not commander-in-chief of the armed services unless during a time of war, and in the Constitution war is a legal concept. A war requires a declaration of war on the part of the Congress. No such declaration of war has occurred since the beginning of WWII. The last president to legally command the armed forces was Harry Truman. Every other president since Truman has done so illegally, and accompanied by a subservient Congress and ignorant electorate more than happy to remain ignorant of the law in order to kill as people as possible in Korea, Vietnam, Near East, and many other places around the world where the U.S. military has slaughtered civilians. There have been no wars since WWII, only illegal military actions which violate the Nuremberg Accords and the Nutrality Act, as well as violate international law which was invented by the United States itself which is the biggest violator of international law. So please stop repeating and reinforcing the erroneous mantra that the president is commander-in-chief during a time of wars that do not legally exist. Without a declaration of war by the Congress, the president is NOT commander-in-chief of the armed services, the Joint Chief of Staff command the military. No soldier should follow any order of the president unless during a time of a legally declared war. And every soldier who follows the orders of Donald Trump is guilty of treason for violating their oath to defend the Constitution against all threats foreign and domenstic, as if anyone in the military even reads the Constitution at all. Stop spreading fake news. The president is not currently commander-in-chief of the armed services.

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Posted by Alouette de Mer [Lette] on 09/18/2018 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Utilities chooses new CEO

Too bad they hired another engineer. CSU has always been run by engineers instead of people who are better at thinking outside the box. The era of dam-building is over, the era of making deals with intra-state partners began a while back. The CEO job is much less about building things than it is about making deals and seeking new alternative solutions.

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Posted by Barry Noreen on 09/18/2018 at 7:44 AM

Re: “City Council passes creekside camping ban

This picture was taken just South of the old railroad bridge that crosses Shooks Run; head South from Shooks Run and E. Fountain Blvd.

Yes, that pile of trash is sitting ten feet away from Shooks Run.

Shooks Run feeds to Fountain Creek. Fountain Creek heads to well; Fountain. Eventually; all this waste trash and the feces and other trash; it is used to water our produce along the Arkansas river.

Walk South Shooks Run. Gaze upon dozens of buckets of feces; trash blowing; and native grasses stomped into fields of dust. Feel Safe?

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Posted by NIMBY McSuede on 09/18/2018 at 5:12 AM

Re: “Local furries explain the oft-misunderstood community of their clawed, pawed and feathered friends

Well, what weird crazy world we live in now.

Posted by Doc Holliday on 09/17/2018 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Users worry about safety on urban trails, but police say most violence is among homeless

Maybe the 6ft tall muscular dude should stop trying to tell the smaller and more likely to be assaulted female how she should feel about being around shady characters, how about that?

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Posted by T. Bakk on 09/17/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Users worry about safety on urban trails, but police say most violence is among homeless

all you nave east siders please bring your selves closer to the problem before submitting your holier than thou comments...

there are many frightening crazy ass individuals among these "never violent" bums. their social skills involve screaming and yelling... generally using quite colorful language. the reason that there are so few altercations is that no body bothers to use our wonderful trail system any more due to these unclean invaders.

they need to stay away from our used-to-be wonderful open space, streams and trails so our citizens can enjoy them as they were intended!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 09/17/2018 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Users worry about safety on urban trails, but police say most violence is among homeless

I would be careful and suspicious of all this talk about packing as a solution to the problem of being harassed by the homeless. Remember that Russian hackers and other political operatives could be encouraging reckless action and gun violence for political ends. Just one incident could polarize the community and damage the outcome of upcoming elections.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/16/2018 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Users worry about safety on urban trails, but police say most violence is among homeless

Many of the comments are based on a largely white person's paranoia fed by the corporate media. Violent crime is down substantially in the US since mid-1990s, and that includes CS. There may be local spikes (2017 here for example) but overall crime is down despite what the ignorant profess.

I don't think violence from the homeless is a real concern, white middle/upper class paranoia not withstanding.

"I don't care how "safe" the trails are if we have to smell cigarette and pot smoke for most of our 30 mile rides." Oh that's BS...I want to know what 30 mile ride your talking about where you smell pot smoke and cigarette smoke most of your ride. What, are you riding around some loop 20 times?

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Posted by John Foster on 09/16/2018 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Release of autopsy reports concludes official releases in Deputy Micah Flick shooting

Thanks to CS Indy for investigating and staying on this so the citizens of the Springs could be informed about this FUBAR of a situation.

This was a case - sadly - of under trained officers led by derelict supervisors.

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Posted by John Foster on 09/16/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Users worry about safety on urban trails, but police say most violence is among homeless

Ignore the dead body at East Costilla and South Wahsatch. It's just among the homeless.

Instead; walk up to some of them and strike up a conversation. "Over 6 feet tall and solidly built" might be an assist with the absence of threats or violence in return.

No problems here folks; just a dead body.

Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 09/15/2018 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Michael Bennet will vote "no" on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

"Denver/Boulder DEMS in love with Socialism and George Orwell."

I live in CS and I love socialism and George Orwell too, so what does that make me? Oh, educated...sorry.

Good for him voting against Kavanaugh, who was already the White House's puppet during the Dubya presidency. Now he wants to be a lifetime puppet for the Republican party .

The sad thing for all these pubs/alt-right/conservatives is that Colorado is becoming more Liberal by the day, and nothing will stop that...nothing. So enjoy this pick while you can because a better America is arising out of the shit pile left by 40 years of Neo Liberal policy.

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Posted by John Foster on 09/15/2018 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Local furries explain the oft-misunderstood community of their clawed, pawed and feathered friends

I really needed a laugh tonight, so thanks for writing this!

"(The Indy has withheld last names due to requests for privacy, over concern of ridicule and harassment.)"

You think...?! Participation by the largely well-to-do in lavish, fantasy-based escapism as an adult has consequences. Fortunately for them, its largely just ridicule.

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Posted by John Foster on 09/15/2018 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Local furries explain the oft-misunderstood community of their clawed, pawed and feathered friends

I've been following mainstream coverage of Furry since the I discovered the fandom and finally met like-minded people in 1988 (not long after it was born) and this is one of the very best, in-depth pieces of reportage I've yet read - thank you Heidi!
-Joe Strike
author, "Furry Nation: The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subculture."

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Posted by JoeStrike on 09/15/2018 at 2:38 PM

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