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Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

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"We expect posters to refrain from inflammatory and/or hate language, which will be grounds for deletion. Please be considerate and stay on-topic, particularly in comments. Personal attacks will not be tolerated."

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Posted by LivesLocally on 06/12/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

But then again, our city is working to shut down our coal plant. Makes me wonder if he's just trying to appease his voter base while working towards the betterment of our city's clean air

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Posted by Matt 2 on 06/11/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

"You cannot trust anything..." that is posted by "LivesLocally" who, for all we know, lives in Albania and takes his orders from the Kremlin.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/11/2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

"For highlights of Comey's testimony, go to this CNN site."

Seriously? You cannot trust anything that CNN produces nowadays. How about including a link to a non-partisan site?

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Posted by LivesLocally on 06/10/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Olympic Museum construction is underway

Does anyone really believe the reporting of financial information surrounding this building and completion of surrounding infrastructure items is going to be transparent?

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LivesLocally on 06/10/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Douglas Bruce properties in Denver at issue

See a therapist, Ladyliberty. Your paranoia is showing. Nobody made Bruce a slumlord. He only has himself to blame.

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Posted by Zen on 06/10/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Holly Williams files for El Paso County commission seat

No thank you ....

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Posted by actionjackson on 06/10/2017 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

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Posted by CHAD JEFF on 06/10/2017 at 3:59 AM

Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

Congressman Doug Lamborn issued the following fake news after former FBI Director James Comey delivered:

The Lamborn alternative facts:
"... The former Director refused, under multiple avenues of questioning, to state that the President impeded or obstructed any investigations. I hope that we can now move on from the political theatrics of this hearing and return the focus to the important policy work being done to improve the lives of the American people."

The facts:
He refused, even under attack by Republican lawmakers asking multiple versions of the same question, to state that the President impeded or obstructed any investigations, IN AN OPEN, PUBLIC, FORUM. He deferred answering in public because it is an on-going investigation and the information is classified.

Yes, they are investigating your hero, and yes, we can now move on, to the criminal investigation. And no, not everyone is so distracted that we haven't noticed you passed deregulation of financial corps., giving them a license to steal while simultaneously defunding their oversight.

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Posted by rangesaf on 06/09/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Medical marijuana patients turn to the courts to roll back home grow regulations

Hack really is an imbecile. He and the General Assembly of Idiots are united in opposition to our constitutional rights to use cannabis. They have declared all patients growing sufficient cannabis to juice the leaves felons for the ostensible purpose of cracking down on the black market without even asserting that patients and caregivers (as opposed to the State's own not-so-tightly regulated dispensary system or non-patients growing cannabis illegally) are disproportionately responsible, much less adducing any evidence! The State has now joined the new front in the War opened by Denver and the Colorado Municipal League against homegrowing and will scapegoat patients for its own failures, using $6 million paid by cannabis-consumers in taxes to pay rural cops to go door to door demanding to come in and count plants! Colorado is incapable of self-government and the proofs are its putative repreentatives and elected officials.

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Posted by Robert Chase on 06/09/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

It is human nature to want to be the heroes of our own stories. I can't recall a single incident when someone lost a fight, battle, war or even an argument, then declared, "I really had that coming." In fact, losing seems to be a requirement for being able to claim the moral high ground ("Losing to such unworthy opponents just proves we were right"). But as a mixed-race son of pro-Union southerners, I'm especially interested in what actually happened. And I've read that every state that filed a petition or letter of concurrence for secession mentioned "slavery" as the reason. It doesn't matter who owned whom. The reasons why people justify killing in the name of others do. So, yes, the Civil War was about slavery. And the Stars and Bars have been a reminder from Reconstruction til today that some people think it's still ok to commit acts of violence against their fellow citizens based on skin color.

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Posted by Rev G on 06/09/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Medical marijuana patients turn to the courts to roll back home grow regulations

Get rid of ALL the Cannabis Laws and the corruption, "black" market, scams and manipulation END!

REMEMBER marijuana was made illegal with RACISM and LIES!

IT REMAINS THE SAME with RACISM and LIES!

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Posted by JasonLauve on 06/09/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

the cause of the secession was the fear that Lincoln and the republican congress would abolish the institution of SLAVERY!!! the secession was the cause of the civil war!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 06/08/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Do some research! The Morrill act was the primary cause of the Civil War. Not Slaves. In fact Lincoln and Sherman had Slaves. Jefferson Davis did not. When Lincoln could not gain support against the South...he used slavery as a selling point. However, even after the Horrid war against the South was over. The North KEPT their slaves until YEARS later! HISTORY has been rewritten to serve the purpose of the Northern Government...same way they whitewashed the genocide of the Native Americans.

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Posted by Melanie B Jennings on 06/08/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Wyman is correct. In 2013 Walter Williams, a black economist, whose forebears were slaves, in a 2013 column exposed Lincoln's beliefs toward blacks and illuminated the reasons for the Civil War. Lincoln was actually a racist whose main war objective was preserving federal revenue and NOT freeing the slaves.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/walter-w…

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Posted by curious on 06/08/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields argument filed with appellate court

Thank you Pam Zubeck and the Independent for this timely update. The fight to save Strawberry Fields is far from over. As this case moves through the judicial system, its importance as precedent grows ever more clear. A win for Save Cheyenne will mean a step up for people who now have little voice when attempting to prevent the loss of public lands to privatization in their hometowns. From Indiana to California, Massachusetts to Georgia, the outcome of this case here in Colorado will have enormous ramifications across the country. Make no mistake, a loss will put publicly-owned parkland at much higher risk of commercialization - from sea to shining sea. Please consider a donation to the legal fund at http://www.savecheyenne.org.

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Posted by doonya on 06/08/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Douglas Bruce properties in Denver at issue

Zen obviously has no "FACTS" on the political targeting of Douglas Bruce. Citizens of Colorado have no idea of the corruption in Denver.

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Posted by LadyLiberty on 06/08/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

I understand that the substitute only saw a snapshot of the overall instruction going on but I think the response --this is what we always teach or we are just teaching what many schools across the country teach about this subject--just speaks to underlying issues in general. Wow!

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Posted by Sam1789 on 06/08/2017 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Commissioner Littleton proposing planning for the worst

Ham radio, while a quaint and reliable 'old school' communication method, could not possibly meet the requirements of communicating to a population that is cell phone and television oriented. In fact it would have the effect of channeling information through voice relay, the least reliable form of communication (remember the telephone game?).
The existing reverse 911 voice, data and text system with support from local cell service providers, who already have emergency power generation for their systems is a more robust solution, and youre most of the way, if not all the way there already. A solar flare or similar electromagnetic radiation incident with the energy to knock out the electrical grid is going to impact all RF communications for days or weeks anyway.
Blizzards are rare and may cause problems, but only for two, maybe three days, especially here, where the climate will sublimate the problem away in short order, and we are not as vulnerable to coal delivery delays as we once were. The infrastructure already exists and emergency management already has the tools to implement a communication plan which I am sure a city and county of this size must have. If there are still comms. issues, and there were many identified during the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest wildfires, they should be addressed, but a 1950s civil defense plan is not the answer. Finally, the last thing the county needs to do is hire another gofer to Interface, liaise, analyze, or study some ill-defined non-existent problem.

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Posted by rangesaf on 06/08/2017 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Douglas Bruce properties in Denver at issue

Boo hoo. Maybe if Bruce wasn't such a pig he wouldn't have such a problem. Clean up your crap, Doug.

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Posted by Zen on 06/08/2017 at 12:20 AM

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