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Re: “Reader: it makes good business sense to combat climate change

Please use your common sense.
Global warming (aka climate change) has been going on since the end of the last ice age. The Great Lakes and the Norwegian fjords were carved out by glacial activity. Ice was a half mile thick where Chicago stands today. Since the end of the last ice age sea level has risen by approximately 125 meters. This current the sky is falling climate change con game is nothing more than a government and international scam (Paris accord) designed to transfer wealth from producers to non-producers by imposing additional taxes (carbon fees) on already overburdened taxpayers. Let us all be thankful for Trumps common sense approach to this hoax.

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Posted by Lakeshia Richmond on 01/21/2019 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

Great letter.

Posted by Lakeshia Richmond on 01/21/2019 at 7:28 AM

Re: “DeVos shills for student-loan sharks

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Re: “Womxn’s March draws political and civic leaders to the Springs

There are fake events circulating. The Indy has the correct information! See everyone SATURDAY JAN 19 2pm City Hall! (After party showcase officially starts at 3:30pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church).

Posted by Catherine G. on 01/17/2019 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Womxn’s March draws political and civic leaders to the Springs

There are indeed fake events up! The information the Independent has provided here is correct- see everyone there!

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Posted by Jillian Freeland on 01/17/2019 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Womxn’s March draws political and civic leaders to the Springs

I'm seriously confused. In separate places I've seen the so called Womxn's March publicized for Saturday, Jan 19 from 2-5 and also on Sunday, January 20 from 10-1. Clarification would help

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Posted by JPBailey1962 on 01/17/2019 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Reader: Playing the shutdown game

Bob Wyman:

You obviously hate government. There's a word for those who hate government: anarchists.

Throw all the "rogues" overboard if you wish. The result will be a lawless dystopian nightmare. But in your delusional world view, that would be an improvement.

Anger management is a real thing. Maybe you should enroll in a treatment plan for your anger.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/17/2019 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Reader: Playing the shutdown game

"If we stop all illegal immigration, be prepared to pay $10-$15 for a head of lettuce. " Bill W and you say I have a "fact free rant". S o you are investing in lettuce futures?
Migrant workers here illegally and not quite slaves work for cents on the dollar and send the cash to Mexico. Without these subhumans then citizens could work these jobs but it would have to be minimum wages or more (a bad idea minimum wage is anyway). It will drive up the cost of produce but the employment created for citizens causes the economy to grow, supply and demand and all that you know...
Too many govt agencies and did I say "rogue"? It would fit many of them. "Global Warming" is being blamed for raging forest fires in recent years but as an outdoorsman I could see many areas of forest land that was littered with deadfall pine and a tinderbox. USFS has been in charge of the forests for 100 or so years and the practice of rushing to stop small fires has finally bit them and Smokey The Bear. Their fire/fuel wood gathering and cutting programs were less than a joke wherein I knew of numerous areas the needed sorely to be cleared but they allotted and acre or two with nothing to cut. Natural occurring fires keep forests from doing what they did recently. Especially the Yellowstone fire that burned hot as hell and created firestorms unseen before that time. I could see that Rampart Range 20 years ago would be wiped out should it ever burn and it looked worse every year. Of course it is now a moonscape due to the fire and the incredible amount of fuel to feed. USFS is not working now then that is good. Government is in charge of all disasters but declines blame for them.
Then we have somewhere around 12000 -20000 federal law enforcement agencies. Put ATF at the top of your ROGUE list. How many terrorist does the airport cops (TSA?) catch? None. How much do they steal from passengers? A lot. In tests how many "devices" do they discover on federal agents posing as passengers? None. Or one. do you want precise numbers? look them up yourself chum p
Trump is one of the very few that is working every day but I do not know where Pelosi went... I hear Hawaii and Puerto Rico but To hell I hope and took Schumer with her.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 01/16/2019 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Jared Polis, and Colorado voters, make history

Speaking of Polis and the state of Colorado; how anyone can win Gov. when their main platform is full day kindergarten really shows how much Colorado has become Colofornia. Denver's Gay Men's Chorus? I don't see how a persons sexuality matters when singing, unless of course your name is R. Kelly.

Posted by Silky Johnson on 01/16/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “The national emergency

Springer:

"You won't allow your identity to be vetted; and you haven't had your shots; and you may or may not have a horrific criminal record. "

Red herring. The "caravan" is willing to cross at a port of entry and be vetted for all the things you mentioned. As for those who illegally cross somewhere else, the numbers are WAY down from their previous levels. So are apprehensions at the souther border.

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/the-stat…

Crime statistics for those apprehended at the souther border are also WAY down.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enf…

In FY 2018, 396,579 people were apprehended illegally crossing the southern border. 6,259 of those apprehended has criminal records. That works out to about 1.6%. A random group of Americans has about 6.5% citizens with a felony record. That's nearly 5 times the number of those caught crossing our southern border.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-bord…

So yeah. None of us take in total strangers. But given a choice between taking in an unknown American citizen or someone caught crossing our southern border, you'd be statistically wise to take the latter.

Your post, though, is based on a bogus presumption. Nobody is forced, nor expected, to take strangers into their homes. For you to posit otherwise is a a false diversion.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/14/2019 at 5:12 PM

Re: “The national emergency

Time for some of the endorsers of this articles views to put word and opinion to reality.
Open your own doors; and allow the illegals access to your own homes.

"Hi. You won't allow your identity to be vetted; and you haven't had your shots; and you may or may not have a horrific criminal record. Come on in; make yourself at home".

This rarely; very, very, very rarely ever happens. Of course; others are supposed to be opening their doors; but never ever ever never the proponents of the 'open access everywhere' ideology.

As an example; Clay Jones most certainly has Zero illegals living with him.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 01/14/2019 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Reader: Does pay equal performance?

I agree 100%.

Strange thing is: the 1% talks about wanting to close the income gap. Every time there is a stab at that, they complain about the resulting inflation. They are right, of course. So the answer is not to raise up the 99% but, rather, to lower the 1% to what the free market would actually dictate. Anyone who thinks all of them have earned what they have, or that it is the result of free-market forces, is delusional. Make it merit-based and tax the shit out of that which is not.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 01/14/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “The national emergency

Mr. Duffet's ignorance is only exceeded by his arrogance, and his vanity is only exceeded by his vulgarity.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/14/2019 at 12:36 AM

Re: “The national emergency

Looks like the nazi's at the independent are stirring up shit again.

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Posted by Ed Duffett on 01/13/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Cory Gardner sides with (gasp) Nancy Pelosi on the shutdown

Is Gardner in support of mandatory e-Verify? I don't know his politics. Many left of Pelosi feel that illegal immigration is exploitation and suppresses wages. Wages haven't kept up with inflation, even with min wage increases. Maybe a 2.5B "fence" and 2.5B mandatory e-Verify implementation is a good deal?

Posted by angela_rae on 01/11/2019 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Reader: Independent journalists still deliver the news

I'd have to vet the integrity of each individual before tossing them a bone. Too young to have carried water for Jr. in the run up to the invasion of Iraq? Chock one up for you. Mia culpa, self-flagellation for having done so, with a promise not to do it again? Chock one up for you. Quit your job when your corporate master tries to steer you away from a truth? Chock one up for you. Spitting on "hard-hitting" puff-pieces about crap that doesn't matter? Chock one up for you. Punching someone in the face as hard as you can when they say you don't support the troops or a POTUS in time of war? Chock one up for you. Call out hypocrisy when "we" whine about foreigners doing X while we do the same thing? Chock one up for you. Refusing to join a "team"? Chock one up for you. Investigating journalism itself, and how it's lost credibility in light of the above? Chock one up for you. Figuring out how to get people like me the word about people like you? Chock one up for you. But I'm a'feared you've got some heavy lifting to regain lost credibility, even if it wasn't your fault. "Follow the money" applies to the Fourth Estate, too. The loss of anonymity, privacy, Publius; it all beats the truth into submission.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 01/11/2019 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Colorado to hold CDOC accountable for dangers posed to transgender inmates

There were supposed to be quotation marks around for her own safety and female impersonation in my above comment lol.

Posted by London Lyle on 01/11/2019 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Colorado to hold CDOC accountable for dangers posed to transgender inmates

SUCH an important read. We watched a documentary called Free Cece in my queer studies class this year and it was about a black trans woman who was wrongfully convicted for murder when in reality it was self defense from a hateful bigoted man who attacked her outside a bar. Not only was she wrongfully convicted, but she was placed in a mens prison in solitary confinement (basically torture) for her own safety and forced to wear different clothing from the other inmates once again for her own safety. Laverne Cox, the black trans woman on Orange is the New Black, advocated for her release and visited her in the prison for the documentary, where she talked about how shows and media like OITNB make us wrongfully think that trans women are placed in the prison corresponding with their gender identity. Not to mention the amount of times trans women are singled out and arrested. Not too long ago it was legal to arrest trans women for female impersonation. Like what the hell??? Then came the stonewall riots and all but its amazing how far we still have to go. Im always amazed how the media cares when its a white cis woman; across the board. Whether unsolved murders (think Jon Benet) or lack of prison reform (though we need to change that system of indentured slavery altogether) this country refuses to see minorities (in race or sexuality or gender identity) as fully human.

Posted by London Lyle on 01/11/2019 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Former Colorado chief justice joins nationwide effort to ban ICE arrests in courthouses

There is no "policy" stopping ICE from arresting people at churches, schools, and hospitals. ICE is within their Congressionally mandated authority to arrest people at those places, including court houses. ICE has CHOOSEN not to, in order to not disrupt the daily operations at those places. It's called discretion. But at anytime, anybody who is amenable to removal can be arrested at those "sensitive" locations.

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Posted by Marcella Sanchez on 01/10/2019 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Colorado to hold CDOC accountable for dangers posed to transgender inmates

Until we get rid of "administrative segregation" of trans people, many trans people will continuing to opt to be misgendered and housed with general populations which correspond to their sex assigned at birth. CDOC will likely use that as an excuse as to why they should not be held responsible for harm which comes to trans prisoners.

Having to choose between being kept solitary confinement or being misgendered and potentially assaulted is really not much of a choice.

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Posted by Sable Schultz on 01/09/2019 at 5:38 PM

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