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Re: “Anonymity leads to atrocious behavior

Sooo....what you are saying is that anonymity does not lead to atrocious behavior. A nice thing with anonymity is that is gives people the opportunity to speak their mind without the fear of being attacked. While that can be a double edged sword, I would rather that people have the freedom to speak their mind than to have them be subject to virtual and even real world attacks.

I tried NextDoor for a while and ended up leaving.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 10/19/2019 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Anonymity leads to atrocious behavior

Thank you for bringing attention to the issue of cyberbullying. It is so sad to see grown adults attacking and bullying one another especially when the topic revolves around our kids educational needs. Not exactly good role models!

Lauren, you have been a wonderful advocate for digital kindness and truly an asset to our community on many levels. Hoping those who engage in cyberbullying will realize it is of no benefit to society and it would be best to agree to disagree without harmful personal attacks.

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Posted by Laura Barry on 10/19/2019 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Law enforcement is targeting the homeless

4 things:
1)America never treated people this bad during the Depression.
2)Disability isn't enough to rent a place.
3) Being homeless limits ones ability to travel.
4) I would love to leave Colorado Springs and El Paso county. I've never seen a city as evil as Colorado Springs or a county as corrupt as El Paso. Colorado Springs is no longer any type of "righteous" city. It lacks compassion and mercy and deserves to be destroyed by fire, the only way to purge something evil. Hopefully with the fire warnings, it will eventually catch on fire. Maybe the homeless will get militant and help. We need a good homeless civil rights movement. Maybe if they start burning this city, it will learn it's lesson. I seriously doubt it. It's about the money, not about justice or anything like that.

Forget about the Statue of Liberty

Liberty for whom?

The homeless given a choice of shelter or jail, or everyone else?

Not everyone is homeless by choice.



Statue of Liberty
The torch is a symbol of enlightenment. The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol "Liberty Enlightening the World".


The New Colossus
Emma Lazarus - 1849-1887

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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Posted by Mark Hagelin on 10/19/2019 at 1:30 AM

Re: “Engine 168 rolls again

This is good news. As they are more powerful than the diesels we use today, I am a big fan of steam engines. Also, for what it's worth, the national government is putting a lot of steam engines back onto the track.

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Posted by XX YY on 10/17/2019 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Anonymity leads to atrocious behavior

I appreciate your advocacy for dispassionate, reasoned, and respectful discussions of public issues such as this one. It can be hard to focus on our common goal of a better community when we often disagree on how to achieve this.

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Posted by Mindy on 10/17/2019 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Anonymity leads to atrocious behavior

human nature leads to mob mentality... if no one counters the loud obnoxious people with facts then we end up more stupid.

a lot of this is due to the p@$$y grabber in chief that spews inaccurate vitriol constantly. finally he will pay for his lies and "alternative fact" lovers he places in positions of power. thank goodness for this reality show clown's impending impeachment!!!!

perhaps we can live in a reality based world once again.

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Posted by happyfew on 10/17/2019 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Anonymity leads to atrocious behavior

Being that you are working for D38s bond initiative, how much did you get paid to write this one sided article?

And why not give actual examples of this hate you write about? I bet for every example you point out I can find 2 from the pro bond mob.

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Posted by Inthe Desert on 10/16/2019 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Gay-straight alliances make progress in School District 20

Great work young people! Creating environments for safe conversation is important.

I find these comments about WestBoro and demanding definitions to be a deflection from the GREAT progress and the message of this article.

Driving WestBoro out of Colorado Springs while WONDERFUL only has to do with this topic as they are a cult that hates and an example of when straight or gay need allys.

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Posted by TruB on 10/15/2019 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Here's what to do when evil comes to visit

LMAO! THE (CLOSET) CASE FOR FRED PHELPS - BERLIN SYLVESTRE APRIL 5, 2014
https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/her…

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Posted by guruD on 10/14/2019 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Here's what to do when evil comes to visit

What I find the most interesting fact about the Westboro Church is that the family disowned the Rev on his deathbed over their hateful doctrines and beliefs. How's that for Karma? Give hate, get hate, die in hate.

Fred Phelps has been excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church according to his estranged son, Pastor Fred Phelps founded the church that has become infamous for picketing funerals and their slogan God Hates Fags.Mar 17, 2014. Fred Phelps Was Reportedly Excommunicated From Westboro Baptist Church For Advocating A Kinder Approach
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fred-phelps

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Posted by guruD on 10/14/2019 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Here's what to do when evil comes to visit

The reception Saturday: https://youtu.be/cKnGlSPAIkc

Posted by Bill Burns on 10/14/2019 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Don't fix AFA chapel, dismantle it

While I don't like the hierarchy of religions implied by the design of the academy chapel (protestant on top, catholic, Buddhist, and everyone else in the basement), it is a beautiful and awe inspiring piece of architecture that should be preserved for its aesthetic departure from the otherwise square monotony of the Air Force Academy.

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Posted by rangesaf on 10/13/2019 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Short-term rental rules penalize hardworking people

But really: Please allow me to respond to your listed points...

1. We pay our taxes and are home owners. We claim our income and pay taxes on it already. We purchase goods that are taxed as well.

But really: You are operating your home as a hotel, which makes you a for-profit business and your home a commercial property, taxes should reflect that change in status.

2. We purchase goods that are taxed as well. We buy from local stores, vendors, and contractors and help our economy thrive.

But really: As a business those costs are deductible from your annual tax bill. We, your businesss neighbors, dont have that luxury until we sell our homes and maybe deduct the costs from capital gains. A high number of short term rentals in a neighborhood diminishes those gains in reduced resale value.

3. We invest greatly in our homes and make our neighborhoods a better place to live. Our guests write reviews. If our places are not clean, safe, and a pleasant place to be, our ratings fall and those places lose their potential guests.

But really: Your guests are transient, they dont have a vested interest in our neighborhood, and are not, by definition, members of this community, and unless you live on the property, neither are you.

4. We increase the tourist economy in Colorado Springs by allowing many to come to visit that may not otherwise be able to afford it, as we keep our prices low, and do not have a sneak tax placed on our lodgings, as sadly, do our counterparts at the hotels and motels.

But really: that sneak tax you dont pay funds many of the tourist attractions and city improvement projects that make this city more attractive to your guests, and is probably an unfair advantage over your competitors in the hospitality business.

5. More than 1100 of us have applied for and gained permits at more than 100 dollars each to follow the rules. But we do not get to see the benefits of those dollars. Instead people are paid to hunt us down, and see if we are in compliance. This irony is depressing.

But really: The irony is your complaint about a mere $100 permit fee for your no-tell hotel, thousands less than the average commercial hotel or motel has to pay to be in compliance with regulatory requirements.

6. We are not big shots from other places buying property, and I know each of you actually know this. We are the little guys trying to make ends meet, pay for retirement, and working two jobs. Thus, we are less a burden on society.

But really: That seems like a huge assumption and it may possibly be true if you are renting a room or a basement, but most of you providing this service are using a second or third (possibly more) residence. That is not the common financial situation of the little guy trying to make ends meet, that is the landlord turned hotel/motel owner getting a free ride through a loophole in house rental laws.

7. There are more reasons but to save space But really: couldnt think of anything else.

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Posted by rangesaf on 10/12/2019 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Gay-straight alliances make progress in School District 20

What I find the most interesting fact about the Westboro Church is that the family disowned the Rev on his deathbed over their hateful doctrines and beliefs. How's that for Karma? Give hate, get hate, die in hate.

Fred Phelps has been excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church according to his estranged son, Pastor Fred Phelps founded the church that has become infamous for picketing funerals and their slogan God Hates Fags.Mar 17, 2014. Fred Phelps Was Reportedly Excommunicated From Westboro Baptist Church For Advocating A Kinder Approach
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fred-phelps…

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Posted by guruD on 10/11/2019 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Gay-straight alliances make progress in School District 20

You are so right. I actually met met "The Right Reverend" Phelps once in Dallas. I even shook his hand buy way of introduction. He had one of the meanest expressions on his face that I have ever seen. He was also somewhat gruff. And, get this, he didn't blink his eyes one time, for over a minute.

BTW: What IS the definition of a right?

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Posted by XX YY on 10/10/2019 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Gay-straight alliances make progress in School District 20

who cares... religious freaks that's who
they want to take away peoples rights
they are all like the westboro baptists to a degree... they think they should be able to tell you how to live...
just like the westboro freaks, they should be ignored!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 10/10/2019 at 11:40 AM

Re: “'Whatever the case called for'

Working on a Tiga Gata and missing Lou's wise guidance. He was a wonderful man who knew how to gain the respect of everyone he met. Even those who debated him always said Lou was a gentle man, a gentleman and a man of integrity.

Thanks for the article honoring this great man - - he is sorely missed.

Posted by Jameson Bennett on 10/10/2019 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Gay-straight alliances make progress in School District 20

Who cares about someone's sexual persuasion as long as they don't violate anyone's rights? BTW: What IS the definition of a right?

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Posted by XX YY on 10/09/2019 at 5:46 PM

Re: “There has never been a scandal Trump couldn’t survive, but now listen for the whistle

You are severely imbalanced and as for fair, you are fairly a lib who sees everything through coke bottle glasses...

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Posted by Facts on 09/30/2019 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Don’t accept loss of local news

I had the privilege of living in Philadelphia when the Inquirer had Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalism and have witnessed the downward spiral of Print Media - and news, in the decades since.

Your paper demonstrates some of the most talented, dedicated staffers I have had the privilege of reading since that Golden Era.

Shame on Kings.

Posted by Joseph Anthony on 09/27/2019 at 12:08 PM

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