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

Fyi liberals are not leftist, just about any variety of socialist supports the arming of the working class

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Posted by David Roemer on 09/30/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Kristy Milligan chosen to head Westside CARES

Ms Milligan is a very compassionate person and an excellent administrator.

Posted by Robert Gentry on 09/30/2017 at 2:39 AM

Re: “Kristy Milligan chosen to head Westside CARES

Very good news for the community!

Posted by Robert Gentry on 09/30/2017 at 2:37 AM

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

How come in this story they are all carrying "semi-automatic rifles" and in every other story targeting the pro-gun lobby, the NRA, republicans or ANY other group they would have been labeled "assault weapons"

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Posted by Jamie Craig on 09/29/2017 at 2:11 PM

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

A lot of fascist enablers in the comments here, taking various forms:

* Fascists in cover, using false equivalencies to forward a narrative that both sides are just as bad (yeah, wanting to gas jews is just as bad as not wanting to?), in order to keep liberals from going left and opposing them, when they're acutely aware liberals will never explicitly join them, even though liberals have a history of supporting fascists in the end, as they did in the Weimar Republic

* Pacifist concern trolls who would rather let the fascists kill people in silence rather than hear those people fight back, because their personal comfort is more important than the ability of other people to live, since they know the people they claim to abhor so much don't have them in their sights

* Denialist concern trolls begging the question of how fascism and white supremacy are defined. I'll lay these out for you:
- Fascism: corporate and government elite in collusion to maintain a strict hierarchy, modified by extreme "futurist" mentality and obsession with systemic efficiency, fueled by a complete rejection of egalitarianism
- White supremacy: the belief that whites are both somehow physiologically superior and must own and control everything on the planet, at the expense of (and often by the killing of) other ethnic groups

* Outright reactionaries who are incapable of introspective thought, taking criticism as signs they are "doing something right" which is a manifestation of an antisocial (in the clinical sense) worldview, who want to act with complete impunity, even - or especially - if it means the destruction of others or their works, because they get off to the idea of screwing someone else over, like sociopaths

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Posted by Dissident Rage on 09/29/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “The moms who want autism to qualify for medical marijuana

Genetic Autism caused by Cannabinoid Deficiency in mothers & fathers .

https://youtu.be/aWXuaMXfbJA

Posted by Michael L. Wallace Jr. on 09/29/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Skorman proclamation recognizes Indigenous People's Day

Dear god. This man will say and do anything to see his name in print.
He blames every problem in this city on the people of this city and yet the ignorant sycophants still flock to his businesses and listen to his worn out white liberal guilt diatribe.

Pueblo good. Colorado Springs bad.
Indians good. Columbus bad.
Gays good. Straight bad.
Undeveloped land good. Growth bad.

Divisive politics is this mans game. It's becoming a worn out record.

Hey Richard! What makes you think that if Columbus wouldn't have discovered America that some other person wouldn't have 5, 10 even 100 years later? How would things be any different? They wouldn't. The only thing you are doing is spitting in people's faces. Divisive politics. It's so yesterday.

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Posted by Can O'Korn on 09/29/2017 at 12:02 PM

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.

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Posted by Nestor Kropotkin on 09/29/2017 at 10:23 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

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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.

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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

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Posted by Frederic Baker on 09/29/2017 at 6:30 AM

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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Posted by Can O'Korn on 09/28/2017 at 12:35 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.

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Posted by RW Burns on 09/28/2017 at 12:09 PM

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