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Re: “Food deserts limit access to healthy foods for low-income people

Food deserts are a huge issue in SO many places and empowering residents to have a voice in what they need is the way to create real change. That said, I LOVE the King Soopers at Hancock and Academy. I had the sweetest juicy plum of the whole summer that I bought there just yesterday. Yes there are many issues in SE Springs but we must lift up our joys as well as our concerns. That store rocks. There are many military, retired, working, moderate, middle and even upper income residents in SE Springs -- think Valley Hi, Soaring Eagles, Sand Creek, Satellite townhomes. These are joys...

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Posted by Christ Temple Community Church on 09/08/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

Thanks to all for your comments.

For those who do not believe that white privilege exists, is there any evidence that would cause you to change your minds?

For example, if I found out that criminal sentencing outcomes were the same for all races, I would change my mind about the existence of white privilege.

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Posted by Paul Yingling on 09/06/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

I see that many have already ridiculed this horrible column. I am so sick and tired of liberal arts grads pulling out a crying towel. One ticket is a meaningless statistic. Absurd. Oh, I have had plenty of tickets and fines and no salutes. One data point is absurd. My five kids went to public schools and have learned that they get no advantage from being white... I was visiting one son at college and a friend of his walked in..blonde haired.... just enough Indian tribe in him for free tuition. My kids didn't get any of these culture give-aways. Now that kid had been given a priv. I have met several white men in the last year full of WP. In every case, they were fortunate to have luck in their lives thousands of others never had. If you went to all private schools and were given a job, and nobody I know got that, then maybe you should feel guilty. Maybe you should pay back in service and not cry in the towel.

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Posted by TominColorado on 09/06/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

William Snell's dumbass comment supports this letter's existence in the first place!

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Posted by Judith Posch on 09/06/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “The first year of many lasts

Pipe down, Clara. Your comment is obnoxious and this writing is great.

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

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

TruB - Are you on drugs? Yes, please people - search my name. You're not going to see any support for white nationalism, and in fact will see the opposite. You are lying.

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Posted by William Snell on 09/06/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “This ain’t the Summer of Love

It is hard to sympathize with people who talk shit. Antifa speaks against other leftists in a destructive manner and then want applause because they say they will punch Nazis in the nose. They are like the 3% who somehow think they are better patriots. I dont think this author (like ANTIFA) has done anything to understand why some are not happy with their actions. Many of us have been protesting for years without covering our faces. Weve gotten our death threats and dealt with the cowards who make them. ANTIFA also seems to spread the feeling that voting doesnt matter. They also keep telling older liberals that they F#$ked up everything and broke all our promises. (Ive got no idea who promised the youth anything). Yes, DreamHost should fight this request and more people should be spending a minute of those phone calls and letters and protests on the issue of sharing this data. It is a shame that the lies spread about Black Lives Matter are blatant.

I sure do not get the last 2 sentences of this article: scared of its own most vital elements ????. The center cant hold and we wont find the right having conversations in the open about criticizing the different parts (or groups) of their make up. The author hasnt dropped it like its hot or left us understanding whats got to give?.
People want to be applauded for doing things while dressed in black that everyone else (us leftists) have been doing without trying to draw lines in the sand. Unity was found in supplying medical support and feeding the homeless. Many older liberals have no room for mumbling how capitalism needs to be abolished but we do understand wanting to get rid of money in politics.

The group of people who are listening to Alex Jones and creating the divide in America need to be stopped and it will be difficult to do without treating it as having enemies. My nerves and stomach cant take speaking of other people as the enemy. This is what makes my heart heavy and the reason I think most liberals seem pro issue to show inclusion. Im sure it wasnt the people who vote R for everything showing up at DACA and lovelivesHere rallies.

As long as we are going to consistently dissect liberals out in the open we should pull the Band aid and get to it. Working together also goes both ways.

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Posted by TruB on 09/06/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

If anyone cares to search William Snell he believes in white nationalism and spends a great deal of time gas lighting that the left is oppressing him. I find that when conservatives go big in a rant it is because no one has the time to dispute every last incorrect item in that rant.

William - you don't notice your privilege because you don't want to admit that your Irish ancestors just walked off a boat. Thinking that the cops following you around is anything like being pulled over because of the color of your skin is showing your privileged. The hours you spend on breitbart (which also leaves a trail) talking about how the right isn't violent proves my assumption. You seem to believe there is something called a 'black privileged card' which is why you believe you are being oppressed.

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Posted by TruB on 09/06/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

I'm white Irish, and yet I'm seemingly unaffected by this "white privilege" I'm told about. In my 20's cops would frequently tail my car, as they did with many young drivers, and that was annoying. Now I'm older and married and drive a min-van, so this doesn't happen anymore, but I do face other issues. I'm a little under average height and am stocky with muscle. Something about my look guarantees that I'll be selected for "random extra screening" at every stop at every airport I fly through. Happens every time, and I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of a guy.

I want to address your two "dog whistles". First, about white people being an oppressed minority or some such. White people are not a minority in Western countries, so that's out right away. It's very hard to argue with the fact that blatant and hostile racism against white people is considered completely acceptable on most media, as well as YouTube, which will yank a video that even obliquely criticizes a minority group. It's common to see outright calls for violence against white people, without the slightest pushback from anyone on the left.

It's also difficult to see how you could contest that points in the Oppression Olympics are prized by leftists. This is a demonstrable fact. You know how I know I'm dealing with a leftist? Their bio is filled with information about their race, sexual orientation, gender status, preferred pronouns, etc. Conservatives don't do this. When listening to ANY leftist speak, the most common phrase is something like, "As a woman of color..."

But I also really want to address your idiocy about white people not being denied a voice in discussions about social justice. This is also a demonstrable fact. It's common for white people to be told they can't speak on issues because they're white. It isn't even difficult to find hours of videos showing exactly this kind of behavior on the left. Your contention that historical politicians were white is so stupid I hardly know where to begin. I'm assuming you're not really this stupid, and understand exactly how flawed your point was. What a President's skin color 100 years ago means absolutely nothing in a discussion about current social justice issues. Or more to the point, the abandonment of personal responsibility for group responsibility the left has embraced.

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

Re: “Food deserts limit access to healthy foods for low-income people

My wife and I are working to alleviate these issues. We live in Peyton and moved out here last October from Roxborough Colorado. There are many things we are working on and we are at different stages of development and putting these plans in place, this time next summer will be a continuation of this years Infrastructure build - with much more progress made.

One of our avenues for income is to utilize dilapidated warehouses (which Colorado Springs has an over-abundance of) and convert them into living quarters for the resident farmer and his/her family as well as the remainder of the warehouse being used for food production through utilizing Aquaponics. I could go on and on concerning all of our plans and at what stages we are at, but I'll save my hot air for another day. The key thing here is being able to utilize vacant buildings to grow food in these food deserts, education, empowerment and enablement through mentoring and workshops.

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Posted by Alan McAlexander on 09/06/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren


"Being born in a country does not, by itself, suffice to make the birth country an individuals country of origin for purposes of being included within a designated group."

It's a rebuttable presumption, not a guarantee, to those in these groups.

Are you saying 13 CFR 124.103 is "subversive to White privilege?" I haven't seen a lot of white entrepreneurs pushed out of government contracts by citizens of the Tonga Islands. Did I miss something?

As for the $740K in assets, I think that's probably a reasonable minimum for a government contract. It's not good policy to enter into contracts with someone who has $50 in the bank.

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Posted by Bill W. on 09/06/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

This section of a US Federal Regulation seems to be subversive to White privilege?This is a section of the Federal regulations listing people who, by virtue of racial groupings get a step up for government contracting purposes.The next section, 104, will say these preferred people can have assets of 740,000 dollars and still be considered disadvantaged.

740K is a lot of disadvantage.

From the Code of Federal Regulations.
13 CFR 124.103 Who is socially disadvantaged?
(a) General. Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias within American society because of their identities as members of groups and without regard to their individual qualities. The social disadvantage must stem from circumstances beyond their control.
(b) Members of designated groups. (1) There is a rebuttable presumption that the following individuals are socially disadvantaged: Black Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans (Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, or enrolled members of a Federally or State recognized Indian Tribe); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with
origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei,
Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea),
Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal); and
members of other groups designated from time to time by SBA according to procedures set forth at paragraph (d) of this section. Being born in a country does not, by itself, suffice to make the birth country an individuals country of origin for purposes of being included within a designated group.

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Posted by Gray Liddell on 09/06/2017 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Reader: Is the opioid crisis really a crisis?

I find it incredibly disingenuous that you would compare all tobacco "related" deaths to "prescription" opioid overdose deaths. You must see that the former is designed to produce the highest number possible and the latter is designed to produce the lowest number possible.

You either did not realize that these two stats are apples and oranges, or you are intentionally using these stats to downplay the problem.

I don't wish to insult your intelligence but it appears that to avoid that I must impugn you integrity. Which is correct?

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Posted by Tyler Massey on 09/05/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Is the opioid crisis really a crisis?

well they already did.....people didn't listen. now they are crying foul over this because of the heroin and such if you really don't know do some more research...its right there in front of you.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 09/05/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “One last shot at a downtown stadium

It looks to me, Ralph, that taxpayer dollars are being well-spent on infrastructure at the moment, particularly in downtown Colorado Springs. Suddenly we 're seeing our shabby downtown getting a much-needed facelift. If developers want to kick in funds to pay for a sports stadium elsewhere in the city (on the North Side for instance) let them have at it. But to spend taxpayer money on an ugly stadium that will benefit who exactly? I think Suthers made a wise choice in allocating funds to road repairs and other much-needed public works that benefit us all. The downtown area is starting to shape up and we like it.

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 09/05/2017 at 5:21 AM

Re: “Reader: They have rights, but there should be consequences

The ALTLEFT excuse me.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Reader: They have rights, but there should be consequences

Oh and he was fired from his kushy college proffesor job. Hahahahahaha. The left are the ones showing up in black masks with weapons you idiots. Goddamnit.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Reader: They have rights, but there should be consequences

Dont worry this is already happening. Eric Clanton an antifa member and college professor has been charged with assaulting people with his bike lock and is facing prison time thanks to the help of the internet and people with cameras. The violent left is guilty too but you disgusting hateful people wont acknowledge that.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Reader: They have rights, but there should be consequences

What about all the right wingers men and women that have been beaten, stabbed, pepper sprayed and assaulted just for wearing maga hats? You dont give a shit about those people do you? Youre fake empathy and compasdion disgusts me im sick of you hypocrites.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

You see when Alex Jones helped me to see 9/11 was an inside job, it really made me step back and look at the world for what it is. A place full of evil people deception and lies as well as goodness and light. You can give me another smarmy response and pretend you are smarter than everyone Bill but I assure you what you don't know could fill a million encyclopedias. Have a good one mr I'm so tolerant. Let me guess you voted for Hillary?

Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 9:42 AM

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