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Re: “Colorado moves forward, nation rolls back on LGBTQ rights

Trump's tweets pertain to sexual orientation, but no mention of gender identity.

Posted by Alouette de Mer on 07/18/2019 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Stop playing with parks ownership

Parks should perhaps be taken out of the hands of 'politicians' and placed with a Parks Board with it's own dedicated revenue stream? Parks are very important for the region. Politicians, not so much.

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Posted by R Wehner on 07/17/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Stop playing with parks ownership

Apologies ... punctuation got lost in the transfer from phone to website ... and it's North Cheyenne Canon Park of course.

Posted by Donna Strom on 07/17/2019 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Stop playing with parks ownership

Im struck by the repeated use of the word major in this article. Over 90% of Colorados cites have parks protection on the books, some for decades, and most without finding it necessary to qualify the size of the parcel being given up. In Victor Colorado it is said of the threat to the citys reservoirs the following, We protect our reservoirs like they were our own children. Does our precious ownership of parks and open spaces deserve any less? Only in Colorado Springs does the concept of giving the people their voice get willfully cast aside by a handful of control-freaks who occupy positions of power on the parks advisory board and city council. One might think that allowing the people to decide on the disposition of our own publicly-held parklands will lead to anarchy. Nonsense. If the body council agrees to anything short of letting the people decide the fate of publicly-held lands, the path to repeated Strawberry Fields transfers will be well on its way. The promise of privately-funded improvements comes hand-in-hand with the loss of ownership and unfettered commercialization. Its a pact made with the devil. And the victims are voiceless .... the mental and physical health of our children and succeeding generations lies in the balance. Parklands are CRITICAL and the right to decide their disposition rightly lies in the hands of the generation of parents who seek to protect the legacy we pass on.
Say hello to a McDonalds sitting right in the middle of North Cheyenne Caon Park. Or, far more likely, watch the acreage of publicly-accessible parklands in Colorado Springs shrink slowly and relatively unnoticed .... until General Palmers vision for Colorado Springs becomes little more than a distant and disrespected memory.
I strongly suspect that Mr. Williams had a good chunk of behind-the-scenes help when he hijacked the POPS committee proceedings with his proposal. Say hello to your next mayor..... puppet on a string.

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Posted by Donna Strom on 07/17/2019 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Why horses can poop on the trails but your dog can't, and a proposed nature center for the north end

As a trail runner, a horse's poop is annoying but what's more annoying, is a dog poop on the road. The smell is bad and it sticks badly to your shoe until you're done on the trails. But I found out that a dog poop can also mean something about a dog's health. That's what I read in a blog site that I regularly visit for updates regarding my dog's health. Here's the link to get you started: https://ultimatepetnutrition.com/blog/

Posted by Ron77 on 07/15/2019 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Indy's new leader, same mission

Love Matt, he needs to do more of what he does so well: writing!

Posted by Cubanita on 07/13/2019 at 8:17 AM

Re: “No explanation for citizenship question push

Too many people mistakenly think that the purpose for the citizenship question to to identify and deport illegal immigrants. They are absolutely wrong.

The primary purpose of the census is primarily to correctly apportion the seats in the US House of Representatives among the states, and with it a large part of the apportionment of votes in the Electoral College. Since non-citizens cannot vote in federal elections, especially illegal immigrants, the census should account for them separately from citizens. This way, Representatives can be apportioned to reflect the number of citizens in each state.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 07/11/2019 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Indy's new leader, same mission

Big changes and lots of opportunity! Thank you to the Indy and team that have brought it to this point, weve appreciated the local coverage and connection, looking forward to seeing the collective team flourish well into the future!

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 07/10/2019 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Indy's new leader, same mission

Congrats to Bryan!

Posted by Ryan Hannigan on 07/10/2019 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Outrage in the age of Trump

I said when ya'll elected him.....this is a huge mistake. but you all fell for the bullshit and voted him in.......now if we are done being duped by Trump can we please get rid of this chump.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/03/2019 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Womxn: Know your worth at work

I cannot believe you raise your child to be racist and sexist! That is truly despicable.
If my daughter said anything disparaging about black or brown people (as she did when she was 5), I'd have a direct conversation with her about the value and capabilities of all people (as I did). You cannot possibly stand for truth and justice when you celebrate such perverse racist and sexist comments.

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Posted by lachendwolvie@hotmail.com on 07/01/2019 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Womxn: Know your worth at work

Rwanda's obviously doing better, in the pay gap category, due to the minority amount of evil white men. It couldn't be due to the fact that male dominant jobs (IT Manager, Software developer) in that country make between $3,000 and 8,000 a year, while working at a non-profit charity pays $29K.

Posted by Silky Johnson on 07/01/2019 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Why we use the word ‘womxn’

Why we use the word womxn... because you can't spell? Either that or your typing skills are not very good. I get it... the "x" "e" and "a" are all very close together on the keyboard.

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Posted by spartan 771 on 06/30/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Meadows Park Community Center: Built by community for community

Meadows community center and its people are super kind.
I been there for 2 years doing boot camp and i love it.

Posted by Cendy Angeles on 06/28/2019 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Why we use the word ‘womxn’

Mitzi might have missed the point folx....

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Posted by Erin Reneè on 06/27/2019 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Why we use the word ‘womxn’

Humans are not "assigned" male or female at birth. They ARE biologically male or female. That is a scientific fact (except for the very small number of intersex babies). "TERF" and "asshole" are both very inflammatory terms to describe a group of females who have been fighting for decades for the rights of women and lesbians. You need to respect and honor a diversity of opinions, and learn your history. You need to listen to the many lesbians who feel offended to their core because we are trashed by people like you, for putting females first. You can have your opinions and your political views about what makes a woman/lesbian/human, but you don't need to be so disrespectful towards women who love women/female/lesbians. Why do you value the trans-activist reality more than a lesbian or female centered womans reality. This has been our reality for decades/centuries! Our REALITY is that women are female. Lesbians are female. Dykes are female. We only are attracted to females. Why do we now have to listen to other women tell us we cant be exclusive with females. Why are we going backwards?? Didnt we just spend decades fighting for our right to love who we want. To be free. We want to love FEMALES. You love who you want but don't you dare presume to tell me who I should love.

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Posted by Mitzi McMullen on 06/27/2019 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Gazette editorial board: Calm down

The NPV law will be challenged on the grounds that the Constitution prohibits states from entering into compacts with other states.

The NPV law means that even if every person in Colorado votes for Bernie Sanders, if Donald trump wins the overall popular vote, Trump gets all our Electoral Votes. Remember how Electoral Votes are approtioned to the states -- the votes are supposed to represent how Coloradans voted, not how Californians, Floridians, New Yorkers, or Texans voted.

If the states REALLY wanted to to fix the Electoral College, they would prohibit the state policy of "winner take all" and either award the votes by how each US congressional district voted (with 2 votes to be assigned either proportionally or by the state legislature) or on a purely proportional basis. This is something the states themselves control. But the states won't do that, because then the big states lose their power.

Ironically many of the states with the most power also have signed on to the NPV law, which is kind of like doubling down on the mistake that created the problem in the first place. They couldn't eke out a win when they stacked the deck, but would have had they not done so, so their answer is to keep the deck stacked and stack it even more.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 06/26/2019 at 2:04 PM

Re: “'Tis the time to reaffirm commitment to responsible outdoor activities

"Respect Wildlife"

That means LEAVE THE WILDLIFE ALONE!

DO NOT feed the wildlife.

DO NOT try to get close to the wildlife. If you want a picture, use your zoom.

DO NOT try to "rescue" the wildlife. (CPW gets hit every spring with people bringing in baby animals assumed to be abandoned, but rarely are actually abandoned -- when in doubt, CALL CPW and they will come evaluate the situation in the field, but do not touch or go near the animal)

DO NOT try to harm the wildlife.

DO NOT let your dogs chase the wildlife.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 06/26/2019 at 1:45 PM

Re: “'Tis the time to reaffirm commitment to responsible outdoor activities

8. Dont be complicit in giving away our public land...

Posted by John C. Spengler on 06/25/2019 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Reader: Penrose Library has turned into a homeless shelter

I came to COS penrose library today (first time) and am saddened to see the situation there. I was here at 8:50 AM (after dropping my kid at a near by seminar) to work for couple of hours and then pick him up back before heading to Denver. There were homeless people smoking weed and in the line (formed) in front of the door already. Once the doors were opened they all flocked inside, occupied every single chair/table, and started going to the restrooms...
They were using foul language.
I think city administration and law enforcement should do something about this. Library is not a homeless shelter please. I don't think we should encourage such usage and need to find a solution to this.

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Posted by Prasad_denver on 06/24/2019 at 9:43 AM

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