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Re: “GOP supports corporate thievery

anyone who supports the rich fleecing the poor using scumbag lawyers are them selves a thoughtless scumbag!!!

Posted by happyfew on 07/11/2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “GOP supports corporate thievery

Corrections; "....(trying to bring them to your level) as mom used to say."

Posted by William David Beadles on 07/11/2017 at 6:11 AM

Re: “GOP supports corporate thievery

Well Hightower has a real case of envy going. An opinion piece laced, no ladened, with hate.

Any possible credibility went out the window with calling another person a solicitous name.

You, Mr. Hightower, are a large part of the divisiveness in America today. Try an opinion piece with some positive ideas. It's easy to tear others down (trying to bring hem to younlevel) as mom used tonsay.

Let's hear some of your good ideas and suggestions that people might rally around.

Dave :-)

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Posted by William David Beadles on 07/11/2017 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Leave your stinkin' drone at home

Bob,

So you want kids banned from National Parks because they might also disrupt your quiet time? How about dogs?

You have this mistaken belief that your desires are more important than others.

Next, you are giving out bad information. I can fly a drone over a National Park, a city park and a county parks. I just may not take off or land from them. They do not control the airspace over the park, only the land.

Drone operators may not harass wildlife or fly directly over people.

If you are going to write about this stuff, you might want to actually learn the laws instead of thinking you know what they are, or what you hope they are.

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Posted by Jimmy Cline on 07/10/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

Hey am I the only one who wishes to address the fact that when our nation's Commander in Chief has an issue to comment on, instead of holding a press conference or issuing a statement, he instead runs off to his room to tweet about it like a twelve year old girl?

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 07/09/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

Jay whos fault is it that as you say those votes dont count? If ya dont say something how do you expect to be heard. Thats the whole thing give up and you accomplish nothing and get nowhere. Go forward keep moving forward and guess what happens you get there. What would have happened if the men that started this Country would have said Aw heck England is not listening so just drop it or MLK would have. Nothing is going to happen right now and it sure ant if you stay inside and do nothing. Enough excuses get off your hind ends and do something.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/08/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Navigating the intersection of queerness and Christianity

"For some of us, including myself, the answer is to remain within the church, claim both identities, live in the tension and be fully understood by neither." Yep, and why does it hurt so much to be misunderstood?

Posted by Kelly Scott Libertelli on 07/08/2017 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

ya i gotta chime in here and say 50 yrs ago maybe things were different but today those votes don't count and our youth know this fact. They saw our state cast its vote for president while the voting lines in Denver were still half way down the street.. The fact is if you don't own land your vote doesn't count. As i said before many of our kids know this and cannot be bothered to be brainwashed by politicians (red or blue). If the people of this great nation wish to change how the kids look at us maybe we could stop bickering like children and give voice to middle America like it was ment to be.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/07/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Reader: You're the one who wants your lifestyle protected, so you pay for it.

Ranges af I might agree with what your saying but I often wonder what is so worrisome over grammar from an old guy like me. Its served me well all these years Ive gotten by just fine with the way I talk and conduct myself. Do folk like you spend sleepless nights over peoples grammar? Or is it just a better then thou thing? I would like to know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/07/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Reader: Millennials don't know what to do with power, or don't care

We all know who would buy those votes and it ant the boomers who doing well enough just to pay our own way. Personally I think my generation blew it and Im a boomer. All the free love and community gathering of the 70s went straight in the toilet once we got hungry. Once we figured out that we were doing without a comfy bed, a roof over our heads or a car to drive we got off our butts went to work and figured out that the system had to have action in order to move ahead and have those things.Our parents were not buying those things for us. Same with voting and service to our country. But we didnt teach our children the lesson we learned. There was a letter last week advocating the rich pay for it all. Reality is you dont pay taxes how can you have a say in how things get done. Do without for a while and guess what they will get off there asses and do whats needed. She said her life wouldnt change much well guess what once your toilet dont flush, the lights dont come on or water dont flow out the faucet your life changed. Cant or wont crap in the woods without paper for long. Need is the key to get a person off there backside. The cool thing about our Country is if you want it or need it you go find a way to earn it. Trump is one of the greatest gifts Russia ever gave this Country hes going to take enough from the common people (who are paying for it)and that it will cause a huge rise in voting next election.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/07/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Reader: You're the one who wants your lifestyle protected, so you pay for it.

The largest portion of my local property tax goes to fund education for children that aren't mine, but I would gladly pay more to send Rocky to a remedial English grammar class.
It's about being a community and making choices as a community to create infrastructure and services that benefit the community. I've never met anyone who wanted to be poor, and certainly never heard of anyone made poor by paying taxes. If we were as concerned about the 19 to 25% usury interest rate we pay on credit cards as we are about trying to knock 0.005% off a 15 to 18% effective income tax rate, we would all be banking a lot more cash.

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Posted by rangesaf on 07/07/2017 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

"none of the five commissioner seats in El Paso County is occupied by a Democrat"

Commissioners, like all elected officials, are elected by geographic districts, not by political party ratios.

"not one district is even competitive for a Democrat to run in, much less win"

Districts are laid out by geography and population, not by party density.

What you are really advocating is gerrymandering based on party density.

"The best way to address the Democratic threat is just to redraw the lines,"

The BOCC meeting I went to and the Clerk and Recorder website had plenty of maps and gave very solid reasons why the redistricting was happening and why the proposed changes were being made. They had everything to do with population growth and geography, balancing the number of people per commissioner (which is long overdue), and nothing to do with political parties.

"Perhaps if there had been a Democrat county commissioner, he or she would have smelled "the rat in the henhouse" and stopped Maketa before he was allowed to become a liability to taxpayers."

Highly unlikely that such a person would have done any such thing.

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Posted by Odin on 07/06/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

rw shoemaker,

"The KKK had a hold on the city and county, and even the state, to the point that there was at least one KKK governor of the state at one time. "

Not the city. https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/wel…

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Posted by Odin on 07/06/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

I agree with your sentiment, Cindy. Unfortunately, El Paso County has a long history of being "conservative." Steel mill owners lived in Colorado Springs, the workers lived in Pueblo. Mine owners lived in Colorado Springs, the workers lived elsewhere. The KKK had a hold on the city and county, and even the state, to the point that there was at least one KKK governor of the state at one time.

Massacres of striking workers cloud our history. The monied interests in El Paso County still control the city and county. Nothing is done without their approval. The city fathers saw fit to attract evangelical/fundamentalist businesses to the point of the city becoming known as the Evangelical "Vatican."

Most democrats moved here from other places. The party has no real power, and never has in El Paso County. Even though the state has had several Democratic governors, Colorado remains a right to work state.

Only Barack Obama's candidacy in 2008 stirred the Democrats we have to show up, attracting more than 12,000 to the local convention and overwhelming the accommodations. Although Colorado has become a purple state, El Paso County, being the most populace county in the state, keeps it red by a landslide. It will be a long time before the powers that be care what the Democrats want here.

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Posted by rw shoemaker on 07/06/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

Great letter Cyndy!

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Posted by sherio on 07/06/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Fake news, from trusted sources

Great column Laura and appalling irresponsibility on part of Crime Stoppers. Not sure what is worse...leaving fake info up or stonewalling simple questions.
Steve Smith

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Posted by Steven A. Smith on 07/05/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Reader: maintain bicycle infrastructure where the rubber meets the road

I would love to see more bike lanes

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Posted by Matt 2 on 07/05/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Navigating the intersection of queerness and Christianity

Bravo Mallory. I'm with you all the way. Our stories / journeys have more similarities than differences. The generation we are a member of is probably the biggest, I'm assuming. Many blessings, keep the faith, you've re-inspired me. Thanks so much. Jon Smith

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Posted by Jon Smith on 07/05/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Navigating the intersection of queerness and Christianity

Great Article Mallory. Well done.

"The clash of doctrine and self-knowledge becomes an internal civil war."

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Posted by Anthony Venn-Brown on 07/05/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Reader: Poop, graffiti and noise is the Barr Trail norm

Yes and thank you for asking, Close the Incline once and for all. The process that legalized it was flawed. It is not ecologically sustainable, etc. Check out my Facebook page titled COS Land Swap and you will understand.

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Posted by Carl Strow on 07/04/2017 at 7:05 PM

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