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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:

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

Re: “Reader: Trump's glue factory

I dont think you understand the main point of 1984. It is that the totalitarian communist utopia ultimately proves to be the demise of Orwells animal society.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/19/2017 at 8:57 AM

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

Do you drive 10 mph over, consistently? You are ALL criminals! I know these humans have to poop, beat off, and sleep with their eyes open. It's rough. The 300 Spartans are homeless(homed by earth) by choice. I was wondering how much they get in a day, so I happened to be out of gas, wrote my cardboard plea...boom $22 bucks in 20 minutes. Plenty for a full tank of Beer! Ha-ha, the polluter is still parked! Does anyone that reads this rag make a dollar a minute. Apparently, you can accomplish anything with rock bottom humility.
Look you so-called do-gooders, invite a stinky person into your backyard, he'll bring a 12 pack!

Cheers, you crazy Spartans!

BTW..where are the privies in this backwater?

Posted by freepoooper on 09/18/2017 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Reader: How far does America need to fall?

You were born this morning I presume.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 09/18/2017 at 10:14 PM

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

"Most individuals have an objection to another person's dream financed with their dollars"... you mean "investors"?
"Letting the mentally ill vagrant or the illegal immigrant freedom to wander our country puts us all at risk"..And there, but for the Grace of God go I. And what is the risk anyway? You did not mention... You are very unclear as to what The Founders created aren't you?!
The basis for every religion is The Golden Rule. Also there is a such thing as Human Rights. Our country is not a Theocracy mind you but based on Freedom of Religion and that we all have inalienable Rights granted us by our creator.
And have you ever heard of someone referred to as a "housed person"?
Those who you shamelessly call "illegal" probably would make very fine Americans as they truly struggled to get here and they have to pass a history test which most people I know haven't a clue about American history. Here is a tidbit of history most are not aware of: In the 1800s smoking opium was banned because that is what Chinese immigrants did with opium. 1920s marijuana was banned because Mexicans smoked it. 1914 heroin and cocaine were banned because government said black men went crazy while under its influence and raped white women. That law thus enabled police to shoot kill even more black men. When did you think The War on Drugs started? Did you know nobody ever died from heroin? Government says differently but they lie, a lot. Liars are bad citizens. These laws targeted immigrants. Laws created by liars-who are bad citizens. (I am ready to toss in the "f" word here)
What is the difference between cotton and lettuce? The picker.
I am a housed person but a website called zillow dot com said my landlord should charge twice as much as what have been paying so he is raising the rent. We cannot afford it so we will be "homeless". Can you give me any pointers about how to be an upstanding homeless person? Be sure to think your suggestions through before offering them up so as not to appear stupid. Do not call me a "problem" either. I am not the only one zillow is screwing either, Denver and Colorado itself is losing lifelong residents by the scores. Nobody seems to recall The Golden Rule so I suggest you all burn your useless churches down. You can get used to the fire and the fury before you go to hell.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 09/18/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Reader: We are a nation of sadists and sociopaths

WWII was already won, but scientists wanted to see their work in action. Perhaps there was a bit of revenge going on that drove ppl to drop nuke bombs on innocent Japanese women and children. You think?
If the person currently in possession of the keys to our white house wanted to bomb anybody, would you be shocked and bother to complain? Or would you be dancing in the streets at the excess of power dropped on innocents who just happen to live in the wrong country?

Posted by Emjay Hooper on 09/18/2017 at 5:20 PM

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

Vagrants are citizens, too. Just because "conservative" policies have resulted in economic failure does not mean this fact is negated. Citizens have rights.

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Posted by scubafox on 09/18/2017 at 11:03 AM

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

No! But we all know what they say about people named Michael S. Welsh....

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Posted by TruB on 09/17/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Communication is key to surviving a disaster

Very good article! Amateur radio is a great way to communicate during disasters. Here is some more on amateur "ham" radio:

Nationally, there are over 700,000 ham radio operators. There are over 18,000 amateur radio licenses in Colorado and about 3,000 in El Paso county (around 2,300 in Colorado Springs). Right now we have over 300 people on our Region 2, District 2, Colorado Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) roster for El Paso and Teller counties.

There are currently three classes of ham radio licenses, though some still hold a couple of the older classes. The current classes are Technician, General, and Extra. It is not uncommon to see 9 or 10 year olds getting Technician class licenses.

There are tests involved for these different levels of licenses. There are several people in the area who instruct what you need to know for these tests and several organizations which conduct testing. Between Colorado Springs, Monument, and Woodland Park there is a test session every month in the area.

On the subject of tests, let's clear up one common misconception -- you DO NOT need to know Morse Code (AKA CW) for any of the licenses.

Amateur radio does a lot more than just voice or Morse Code. We also have data modes and can send emails over the air, we have digital voice modes, and TV modes. We can talk around the city, extend our range to the rest of the state, around the country, and around the world. We have had our own satellites in orbit since 1961, just 4 years after the world's first satellite, Sputnik, was launched. We can talk via satellites, to the International Space Station, we can bounce our signals off the Moon, and even use meteors to bounces our transmissions.

People get into ham radio for many reasons including experimenting, contesting and competition (lots of different types of contests), recreation and just chatting (the oldest form of electronic social media), disaster readiness, and public service to list the big reasons.

Finally, amateur radio is NOT Citizens Band "CB" radio and it is not those walkie-talkies you see in many stores boasting a 25+ mile range and 22 channels -- those are Family Radio Service (FRS)/General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) radios. Pay close attention though, to use the higher power on those radios or to use some of those 22 channels, you need a $65 GMRS license -- something they only tell you in the fine print.

Anyone interested in more information about amateur radio is welcome to send inquiries to us at Pikes Peak ARES by email to pio(at) .

We would love to hear from you!

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Posted by Pikes Peak ARES on 09/16/2017 at 6:52 PM

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