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Re: “Denver Health now offers full range of gender confirmation procedures for transgender individuals

Now if only insurances would cover the ffs and breast augmentation.

Posted by Jamie Shea on 05/24/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Reader: This is horsesh*t

Personally, I'd rather wade through horse shit than breath carbon monoxide and other vehicular emissions. Hell, it's just organic herbivore poop. Grass, if you will.

I can tell you about the defiance of a law of physics I once witnessed: I was a horseback looking at a hiker below me as we passed. Somehow she managed to look down her nose at me. I still can't figure that.

Anyway, if'n I ruled the world, every metropolitan area would be surrounded by a parking lot. When you arrived at a city, you'd mount a horse or carriage and move about the city that way, or on a bike, or a'footback. Of course if I ruled the world there would only be about a million people in it. So there's that. LOL!

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 05/21/2018 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Reader: This is horsesh*t

Horses are allowed only on specific trails... if they disturb you that much stay off the trails they are allowed on. they also have right-of-way on the trails... so you should be letting them pass not trying to pass them on narrow sections. I enjoy biking but know quite well that bikes cause as much damage... or more, for overall trail damage. typical "only my concern matters" attitudes these days. what a bunch of miserable whiners!!!

so much for live and let live...

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Posted by happyfew on 05/21/2018 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Reader: Were you trying to stir up some class warfare?

Great letter Tony. I agree the efforts by Penrose Hospital to be a good neighbor should be applauded.

Posted by BSully on 05/21/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Reader: This is horsesh*t

Horses are often a nuisance on public trails. Huge amounts of urine are a threat to streams and springs. Hikers can be endangered trying to pass horses on narrow stretches of a trail, and of course the smell and fly attracting dumps that they leave behind. I have been offended by the use of horses on trails at Garden of the Gods during the winter months for years, I hope your dignity and nose recover soon!

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Posted by Carl Strow on 05/21/2018 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Reader: Stop subsidizing the behaviors of the homeless

And did this homeless person then have a home? And everything a person needs in order to work? Was the homeless person still having elevated cortisol levels from the stress of being homeless?

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Posted by Compassion on 05/21/2018 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Reader: This is horsesh*t

I used to show saddlebreds when I was a kid and today I wish I could afford one.

I organize mountain bicycle races here in Pikes Peak Region and have done so for decades. My venues have included City, County and State Parks as well as private property. Permits are usually around $400 and have all kinds of rules and regulations. I am proud to say that these are my parks and trails, too. My staff and riders respect oue trails and we leave them clean and safe when we We are welcomed back by our Parks each year.

The bigest problem we have had over the 100 races produced are the horse owners and for so many reasons.

Andy Bohlmann
Colorado Springs

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Posted by Andy Bohlmann 1 on 05/21/2018 at 3:14 AM

Re: “Parks belong to the city’s citizens, not tourists

John we could decrease traffic in GOG by building a trolley again. We need to direct our tourists where there need to go, and it`d be nice to do it without cars. Also, work on a trolley system would make a lightrail to Denver more practical, as intra and inter city transit systems rely heavily on eachotherfor success. As for citizen parks, the bathrooms at Memorial Park/Prospect lake have been closed for years now. That is a community park and there are many like it in the city. The city does what it does with them and they are great parks, but still lacking in basic necessities. Good question John. So let's start asking g about this City of Chumps Olympic Museum!

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Posted by KyleJS on 05/20/2018 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Leave your stinkin' drone at home

I own a drone and plan on using it when and where I can. Im aware of National Park rules and consider the safety of wildlife a top Priority. What I dont care for are Bullies like Take a Hike Bob whos use of stinking this and that trys to belittle others by his purest views. Yes Bob theres a time and place but Ill decide when to leave the drone at home and do not need your advice. Just like you, the drone is a tool, one I find useful in photography and filming.

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Posted by WildWillyCO59 on 05/20/2018 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Reader: Climate change isn't too big to tackle

This is a fabulous letter from Andrea Storrs. We must implement a Carbon Fee and make this a better world for our children.

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Posted by Sacred Earth Foundation on 05/20/2018 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

For my part, I would like to congratulate Mr. Panure. He has learned a valuable lesson the hard way, but it has not made him bitter or dissuaded him from pursuing his goals. Embarrassing as the incident was, he owned up to it. I say he is no longer a dewy-eyed novice, and well on his way to achieving something.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/18/2018 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

Mr. K, agreed. My o.p. was about my little guilt, stemming from my J/C upbringing (though I'm sure others may apply) and had nothing to do with anyone's filth or residential status.

Posted by Huck Mucus on 05/18/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

I have always found the term, "Judeo-Christian," to be problematic. Merriam-Webster defines it as, "relating to both Judaism *and* Christianity [emphasis added]." Too many believe it means relating to Judaism *or* Christianity.

For example, the Ten Commandments can be characterized as Judeo-Christian, but the Lord's Prayer cannot. Taking pleasure in the misfortune of others is indeed contrary to Judeo-Christian ethics, but whether or not Jesus was dirty or homeless is most definitely not a concern of Judaism.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/18/2018 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

Shannon, it did. I doubt he laughed at the misfortune of others, even the loss of a camera or innocence.

Posted by Huck Mucus on 05/18/2018 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

Shannon, it did. I doubt he laughed at the misfortune of others, even the loss of a camera or innocence. LOL!

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 05/18/2018 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

Your Judeo Christian upbringing should have informed you that Jesus was a dirty homeless person.

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 05/18/2018 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Reader: The money is there, so let's go after it

When are the tax revenues generated by the legal marijuanna industry going to be used for the programs that were in the actual legislation we voted for. Money was supposed to be going to schools, the police, roads, ... Where is all the revenue they have reported collecting? Is it ever going to be distributed or do the tax collectors just get to keep making excuses? All of the afore mentioned groups are asking for money, why do I not hear anyone asking this question?

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 05/18/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Reader: Stop subsidizing the behaviors of the homeless

Hey if you can support yourself making $10 an hour i would like to examine your budget plan, it must be amazing. Fuck you!

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 05/18/2018 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Reader: Protect the San Juans

I am not a hunter but I agree that the efforts of sportsmen and women have become necessary to help keep the eco systems running properly because we have basically killed off or displaced most of the natural predators in our wildlands.Over population and not enough food await the animals left behind.

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 05/18/2018 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

About your subjects of observation. One,living on the streets is dangerous so most homeless people are wary of strangers. Also many homeless people sleep during the day because of the cold and the risk of theft or injury. Furthermore many of the people who live on the street are coping with untreated mental illness. How would you feel if you woke up to some stranger flashing their fucking camera in your face when you are in bed. Also most of the time when "regular " people approach the homeless they are usually complaining about them and trying to make them leave. Finally these "cliques" you describe of people who seem content being homeless are simply people trying to make the best of a bad situation. What choice do they have. Try paying rent working a minimum wage job, see how much of your rent that will cover. These are people not animals for you to observe and follow. Maybe you should think about doing something that will actually help. We are all aware of the problem we see it all day every day. The only thing anyone does is discuss the problem because the solutions are difficult and messy and no one wants to deal with them. They don't need their pictures taken, they need real solutions not press exposure.

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 05/17/2018 at 10:38 PM

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