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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

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

Don't tell me how to protest is fine but it comes with the attitude that you are against us if you don't agree with us. The emotional caddiness shown and guns don't mix.

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Posted by TruB on 09/27/2017 at 3:50 PM

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

The majority of "Left" I know are not okay with the idea of guns and violence. That is not what we stand for, now or in the future. I can't speak for everyone, but bringing a gun to a rally implies that violence is expected or okay. It is very uncomfortable to be in the presence of weapons. This group may say they are there to protect us "Liberals" but maybe they should ask us how we feel and not assume that we need to be protected. I am not in support of their mindset.

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Posted by yellowdogdem on 09/27/2017 at 3:45 PM

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

I am another lead organizer for COS CAN. I do not share the belief that guns are an olive branch or that progressives need to arm themselves.

Political rallies and protests are already a fraught environment, and open/advertised carry of weapons sends a very strong and deliberate message of willingness to commit violence. I dont think appearing threatening will result in the social justice the progressives have been pursuing.

By all means, defend yourself or feed your family. Dont scare people on purpose.

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Posted by Jillian Freeland on 09/27/2017 at 2:21 PM

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

It is hard to have an honest back and forth debate when one side does not believe in facts, truth and reality.

It comes down to one thing... weak people let hate guide their politics... whatever side you are on, don't be weak.

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Posted by happyfew on 09/27/2017 at 1:10 PM

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

I see that it's now a "semi automatic rifle" when a communist is holding it.
I guess some animals really are more equal.

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Posted by Craig G on 09/27/2017 at 1:07 PM

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

"... its a fair question to ask why so many people feel its necessary to arm themselves while working, driving or shopping."

That, IMHO is a loaded and irrelevant question. Hopefully, I never need to arm myself, but if I choose to arm myself, then that's my decision to make. "Need" has no relevance in a free society.

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Posted by UBG on 09/27/2017 at 1:01 PM

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

"Tom Mauser with Colorado Ceasefire, a nonprofit that promotes the prevention of gun violence, wonders if the training requirement for concealed carry is adequate, noting that inexperienced firearms owners can freeze in tense situations. Even highly trained cops miss their target under pressure, he notes. Most people with CCWs [concealed carry weapons], when they get the permit, theyre doing target practice with nonmoving targets, he says. They havent been trained in handling those kinds of situations. There can be situations where they can make things worse."

Studies in the past have shown that armed citizens hit the intended target more often and miss less often than police do.

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Posted by Odin on 09/27/2017 at 12:08 PM

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

"City Economic Development Officer Bob Cope said the project will generate millions in tax revenue, add 5,000 jobs and add billions to the city's gross metropolitan product." Really? This sounds like the pitch that was made 3 years ago by City Leaders promoting C4C who want to build a stadium next door to the Olympic Museum. I wonder if this is the new scheme to get that cotton-pickin stadium, now moribund, off its deathbed and up onto asphalt.

"The intent of the redevelopment area is to . . . stimulate development and redevelopment throughout the entire city," said Wysocki. Really? The last major area redevelopment project - University Village Colorado - on N . Nevada, across from UCCS, has so far failed to stimulate ACTUAL (as contrasted with visionary plans) development, other than what's happening on the UCCS campus. And UVC has failed so far in being a catalyst to attract major companies to relocate to COS. But then, would any realist expect a shopping center to accomplish this goal?

Worst of all, all of the City sales tax generated by UVC goes to pay down the 30-year bonds issued to build the infrastructure in and around UVC, and none goes into the City general fund. By the time the bonds are paid off, UVC may be moribund itself. COS is not Denver, nor will it ever be, regardless of how many skyscrapers Jenkins builds. Let's figure out who we are and what WE - not the developers - want our City to be.

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Posted by curious on 09/27/2017 at 10:34 AM

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

Mr. Joseph is correct in some ways. But let me correct the tone of some of his comments. It is not a "guise" of user pay; it is the City's policy in its general fund and utilities and has been for 40 years. Also, most of the developers are "community" developers and recognize that it takes revenues to maintain the improvements that they develop and have actually supported most tax increase proposals for the public sector because it takes money to maintain those facilities.

It is not "undemocratic" since the tax structures are all disclosed at purchase and so consumers are making informed market decisions and therefore vote with their pocket book, Some of the improvements and activities that are funded by districts include park construction and maintenance and other city functions that the City is not paying for as they do in other parts of town.

So the resulting situation for a now middle aged city is different than the challenges faced in earlier times. Our infrastructure is aging, our development patterns affect costs of maintenance, some neighborhoods could use investment in infrastructure to improve their property values and future viability. Those are the challenges of today. Mr. Joseph outlines some of those challenges correctly.

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Posted by Kevin Walker on 09/27/2017 at 10:02 AM

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

Non violence is non negotiable.

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Posted by Bill Burns on 09/27/2017 at 9:47 AM

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