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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

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/…

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Posted by curious on 09/28/2017 at 11:05 AM

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

so just be vigilant regarding the taxing districts...it has duped us in the past. Developers tie the tax to actual sales...if the market turns and no sales occur...that is when the trouble begins.

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Posted by carolyncathey on 09/28/2017 at 9:47 AM

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

There are racists in this town.
The people who went for a photo shoot with their guns are not going to stop a person if they are wanting to run people over. ANTIFA found ONE flyer downtown and has stopped one 'nazi' in a park. There is racism but it can't be fought with guns by a few people who think they are the white black panthers.

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Posted by TruB on 09/28/2017 at 9:46 AM

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

Mr. Randall, no city taxpayer is on the hook to repay that debt except those in the district.

Posted by Kevin Walker on 09/28/2017 at 9:12 AM

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

Things became divisive when Bush Jr. took office and the leftist media went on a war of Us vs Them. This my team vs your team crap has spiraled since. If you don't like the hate, then stop hating. I refuse to play this game of being divided by our elected and the media. I ask you to refuse to subject yourself to it as well.

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Posted by TheDudeAbides on 09/28/2017 at 8:11 AM

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

I agree with the comment that folks don't appreciate that fascists are here in our beautiful city. This article identifies four of them as evidence.

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Posted by TheDudeAbides on 09/28/2017 at 8:08 AM

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

"when Democrats held a supermajority in Congress during former President Barack Obama's first term"

The question they need to ask themselves is how this ended and why?

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Posted by alesia on 09/28/2017 at 7:55 AM

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

The left already has their violent militia - the KKK. That worked out well for them, didn't it?

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Posted by intheaspens on 09/28/2017 at 7:55 AM

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

As a real redneck out in the sticks, you folks have no clue how the CW2 could evolve and wreck your little lives in the urban beehives. Your supply chain of life is a joke, as is your preferred artificial man-god created habitat.
We, out here, are tired of being labeled varied names, so much so that we are now accepting your designations with resigned pride and will start to act accordingly with gusto. [The misapplied names such as fascist for example are similar to the dousing a fire with accelerants and you folks thusly being surprised with the results. Public schools much?]
Too much dancing at some point is tiring.......... lets get after it and giterdone.

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Posted by milliron on 09/28/2017 at 7:54 AM

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

The unfortunate reality that most of these commenters seem to be missing is that Nazis and white supremacists are in our town, they are increasingly emboldened, and they are armed. Our elected officials are doing nothing. Do we wait until someone drives a car into a crowd to acknowledge reality, or do we peacefully allow them to take over our town? These are our options, folks, like it or not. This is where we are.

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Posted by Candi Frank on 09/28/2017 at 7:11 AM

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

Are we going to fight over whose flavor of Koolaide tastes better?

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Posted by TheDudeAbides on 09/28/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

She's also a drunk and makes my kids very uncomfortable when they come to visit.

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Posted by Stacy Lyn Godnick on 09/27/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

I was asked by a bishop to put let a woman stay with us for 30 days, I agreed to let her stay but now she won't leave, she does not pay anything, we're suppose to go on a family vacation but now can't because we're afraid to leave our house. She's even threatened us because I removed the door to her room, what can I do?

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Posted by Stacy Lyn Godnick on 09/27/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Concealed carry permits in El Paso County double in five years

This is all well and good, but missing from the discussion is the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act and a new and draconian requirement EPSO has in place for annual permit renewals. LEOSA is a law that allows qualified retired LEOs to carry concealed firearms throughout the country. The only annual requirement in the law is for officers to pass a firearms proficiency test. There is no requirement for an annual background check.

Imposing such a check is a stealth tax upon retired LEOs and it potentially opens the EPSO to civil litigation. Ironically, civilian CCWs are renewed every five years. Disenfranchising LEOs can become a slippery slope to even greater infringements upon the Second Amendment rights of all El Paso County citizens.

There is a solution: www.angley4sheriff.org

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Posted by Michael Angley on 09/27/2017 at 8:36 PM

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

Recently I've come to believe that our country is headed for a Second Civil War. Recently was two years ago and I believe that such an event was to happen within 10 years. This article gives credence to that assessment as two sides have now said they are willing to take up arms against each other in the cloaked Spectre of security. America is divided like never before. We now have the 2018 and 2020 elections coming up and the division will only deepen. We all realize our elected officials Democrat and Republican have failed us and our nation. We citizens with conflicted ideologies and agendas wish to take our liberties and freedoms back. Peacefully taken back would be the best outcome for all however, the reality is quite the opposite. We have doomed ourselves to repeat what we said would never happen again 152 years ago. I am a proud American and I love my country with all of her faults and imperfections...and while I hope for the best, the writing on the wall tells me to be prepared for the worst. I secretly hope for an invasion by some interplanetary force who wishes to destroy us all. Maybe then, like Independence Day, we'll all forget about the color of our skin and cultural differences and join together to save our people and planet. I just don't see us getting past the Second Civil War beforehand though and it's quite disheartening.

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Posted by Norrin Radd on 09/27/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Tim Watkins was shot to death in an area known for illegal activity

sherriff department does nothing to stop the shooting

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Posted by apathetic on 09/27/2017 at 6:48 PM

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

"The idea is to issue bonds and use revenue from taxes imposed by the special districts to repay the debt."

So after the City draws $325Million in bonds for this project, and the project flops, the taxpayers in the rest of the city are now on the hook to pay back the $325Million in bonds? Someone is going to have to pay back the debt if the taxes don't come through.

Genius!... then the developers are not on the hook should their investment not work.

I am soooooo glad I'm not a city taxpayer.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 09/27/2017 at 4:05 PM

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