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Re: “Letters: Sen. Merrifield slams Gazette editorial board

Thank you, Mr. Merrifield!

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Posted by TruB on 09/27/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Remembering Tim Watkins

Absolutely gorgeous- thank you. Tim was a friend of 30 years. Such a precious soul. I'm so happy he finally found true love, and so sad for his widowed beloved. He's left the best kind of legacy- truth and love.

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Posted by Debbie Stavish on 09/27/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “The case for a higher minimum wage

Actually Jenna, if you think the people who voted for the minimum wage increase aren't affected by the cost of living I would say it's you who have no idea what that has already done to the local economy. It's always a balancing act for employers and sometimes it needs a kick in the pants to keep pace with the needs of the employees. Small business owners will adapt & survive or they won't. I think the majority will survive. I think the majority of employees will also survive. That neither will is always the argument and it usually doesn't pan out that way.

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Posted by Diane on 09/26/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The case for a higher minimum wage

Actually Diane, the minimum wage increase in Colorado has nothing to do with the cost of living. It was a ballot initiative approved by voters- who obviously have no sense of what it is going to do to the local economy. Most small businesses operate on a very small margin, which means in order to stay in business they will need to raise their prices accordingly. Its absurd to assume any business has the ability to simply absorb these costs- they are ultimately going to be passed on to the consumer OR the business will close. Either way, raising the minimum wage will either counteract itself as people will need to spend more at restaurants, etc OR will cause a loss of jobs/hours scheduled. Anyone who supports this initiative is clearly not a small business owner nor are they very well versed in basic economics.

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Posted by Jenna Hilb on 09/26/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “The case for a higher minimum wage

To people who make a living wage, or more, this seems like so much whining, but to those working full-time, and more, who can't afford a place to live, this is about survival. The biggest thing Colorado can do to fix that is figure out how to slow down the rise in housing costs. People only want to be able to live not get rich.

To Mikeb45 - The federal minimum wage of $7.25 hasn't risen since 2009, so any increase by the states during this time is the result of what the labor market needs. Inflation in Colorado is much higher than the national average, I'll give you that, but while they figure out how to lower it people have to be able to have a roof and eat. You either pay that in wages or in public assistance. I'd argue that paying a higher wage is a much better use of my dollars. Sure some businesses will not be able to adjust because they operate on a very small margin, and some people will lose their jobs, but the numbers will be small compared to the number of people this increase will help.

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Posted by Diane on 09/26/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Columnist: The children are waiting to be educated

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Posted by TiffanyBush on 09/26/2017 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Reader: Vote "yes" for the children

I don't have any kids but even I'm smart enough to know that investing in education is always a sure bet to improve my community.

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Posted by Matt 2 on 09/25/2017 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Reader: Call them what they are

Mikeb:

"For the last time cs indy stop publushing this utter trash. Drivel. How are you still in business?"

Short Answer: it's called "Freedom of the Press." Check it out. You can find it in the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

As for going after advertisers, have at it. Fortunately, you are free to use your First Amendment right to deny that same right to others. It's a great country, isn't it?

Posted by Bill W. on 09/24/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Reader: Call them what they are

I have a question for Mikeb45 If the alt right dont exist Why do they call them selves that? Brit Bart newspaper was the first to use the expression" Alternative Right" . Now you talk of Sheeple maybe you should look in the mirror.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/24/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Reader: Call them what they are

"The First White President," an Atlantic essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that Donald Trump was elected for one reason: his unapologetic whiteness. "It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not truehis ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power."

Posted by stonehenge on 09/22/2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Reader: You can't cherry pick the law

It is ironic indeed that the author cites the Bible against vagrancy. The Bible gives the poor the right to glean the leftovers from the commercial agricultural harvest. Not a privilege, but a right.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/22/2017 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Nashville statement sparks Christian controversy

".... the Nashville Statement is an ill-timed, unprovoked act of bigotry ..." I'm of the opinion that there are no coincidences at the national level of discussion thus I disagree with Mallory.

I strongly suspect something triggered this latest round of stupidity from fundie fantasyland and soon enough it will be made clear.

Perhaps it's to throw fundie support behind Roy Moore in the Alabama runoff election for the Senate seat vacated when Alabama's main bigot, Jeff Sessions, left the Senate to become U.S. Atty General. Story here: http://tinyurl.com/ych3tay7

I urge people to keep in mind that very few things like this very political statement ever happen in a vacuum.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/21/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Nashville statement sparks Christian controversy

Couples are free to practice sex however they choose.

What religious freaks fail to get is that they are NOT the ones who decide what a natural act is. Nor does any "holy book" decide as all holy books are nothing but old myths, fables, lies, hate, bigotries, fantasies, wishful thinking, etc, all designed and used to control people who are willing to abdicate their right to think for themselves and turn it over to various sorts of fictional authority figures.

Think for yourself!!

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Posted by happyfew on 09/21/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Nashville statement sparks Christian controversy

Mallory: as a "recovering" evangelical and now, I guess, progressive Christian, I want to applaud your treatment of the recent sensitive events surrounding the Nashville statement. Key to truly understanding any issue, I believe, is the grasp of the core issue that divides the two (or sometimes multiple) sides.

You have done this eloquently and succinctly in your sentence, "At the heart of the controversy is the age-old tension between orthodoxy and what progressive Christians call prophetic voice. Is the Bible an inerrant document with a static interpretation or is it a rich text, valuable for reflection but unable to provide one-size-fits-all answers? Is the church forsaking its roots or adapting?" From this, you present a nuanced understanding of the good (if misdirected) intentions of that portion of the evangelical world.

I believe that the world would be a different place, and our differences much less destructive, if we each had the ability you have demonstrated to grasp, articulate, and respect the various core-values that are in tension with one another rather than vilify others based on false negative assumptions as to their motives.

Thank you for this well-written piece and for your heart behind it.

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Posted by Scott Campbell on 09/21/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump's glue factory

Orwell was an avowed socialist but hated communism. Most totalitarian regimes are also communist. Stalins russian, China, North Korea, Mussolinis Italy, venezuela, cuba, Hitlers Germany. Communism is the most destructive murderous ideology in the world next to Islam.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/20/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Reader: We're arguing about the wrong thing

No if you break our immigration laws you will be punished. Our mass immigration policies are unsustainable. Maybe you should leave this to people who actually know what they are talking about. Its not fear of outsiders. No nation can survive without borders and the USA is as borderless as it gets. Do you want to have a future for your children? What about the citizens rights not to have their culture eroded by mass immigration? Really funny how liberals quote the founding fathers and the constitution only when its convienient.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/20/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “The case for a higher minimum wage

When a company cant afford to pay those high wages, like triple s brewing in downton cos who recently shut down exactly because of this, what do you say then? Too bad so sad huh. Policies like this cost jobs. We need to fix inflation not punish small businesses its very simple economics that this writer is very ignorant of.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/20/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump's glue factory

Mikeb45: Did you know that Orwell called for socialized dishwashing? "As I Please". Look it up.

Heck, try re-reading Animal Farm. It's not about how Communism is evil. It's about how the revolution can be hijacked by totalitarianism.

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Posted by jy3 on 09/19/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Reader: Call them what they are

The alt right doesnt exist. Liberals have to label everyone and everything in order to demean them and control them. In fact you idiots think that all 63 million trump voters are evil white supremecist alt righters. You are sheeple. Keep chanting your,pathetic slogans and calling people racists you pathetic hypocrites. For the last time cs indy stop publushing this utter trash. Drivel. How are you still in business? Im going after your advertisers im done with you.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/19/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump's glue factory

I think its pathetic how you liberals misrepresent nazism and communism/totalitarian governments and try to compare them to evil republicans. You are really ignorant. Orwells 1984 is actually a great representation of Hillarys america. A totalitarian communist regime.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/19/2017 at 9:00 AM

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