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Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

The author made no mention of the Sonnenberg amendment, that would turn this bill from a gun grab to a mental health bill. Laws this controversial deserve unbiased journalism.

Posted by Dave Votava on 03/22/2019 at 10:18 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail finds scabies and hepatitis A cases

OMG.... when I first glanced at the pic with this article, I thought it was a pic of a naked Bill Elder crawling around in another of his drunken stupors!

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 03/22/2019 at 9:40 AM

Re: “"Small house" community coming to Woodland Park

The developers are making a killing on lot fees. This is NOT affordable or workforce housing in any respect. Itll end up being cramped student housing for Charis and a lot of 2nd homes for snowbirds.

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Posted by Zen on 03/22/2019 at 4:48 AM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Do any of the City Council contenders intend to stand up for solid rentors v. New Management rapacious new fees, and, what does city council of colorado springs intend to do about a preposterous minimum wage stance in the midst of a president who promotes such remarkable and out of this world economic growth for America and working class. ?.

Posted by JLWilso96438114 on 03/21/2019 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Teen vaping: what parents need to know

well the first issue here is your using "THE TRUTH".com and they post anything BUT the truth........they are extremely bias in every thing they have ever done. ill start to listen when an UNBIASED report comes thru.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/21/2019 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

For a law that is supposed to remove firearms from the mentally disturbed, I find no mention of mental health evaluations by professionals. Merely judgement made by law enforcement and jurists. If we're supposed to be confiscating a persons property on the basis of their mental state shouldn't someone trained in that field be involved?

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 03/21/2019 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Recognizing the year's worst in government transparency

Eeh, don't forget the upcoming Red Flag law. Talk about Orwellian fodder for the courts to have to waste time with.

Posted by Anthony Springer on 03/21/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

Same day; similar article - "Recognizing the year's worst in government transparency".

Cherry picking transparency topic is poor journalism.

This gun one; with no opportunity to face an accuser in court; reeks of a medieval witch hunt.

Cue the dozens and dozens of angry spouses, exes, rival gang members, disgruntled anybodies; who will come out of nowhere; and remain hidden; while they accuse.

Give it time. People will be PAID to go make accusations. Too easy. Here's a few hundred bucks; go downtown and swear out this particular falsehood. Hearsay covers any defense of the accuser; yet the accused still has to lawyer up, spend money; and waste; absolutely waste; dozens and hundreds of man hours of police and court time.

Ridiculous law; and already guaranteed to waste hundreds of hours of legal time before it is even put into effect a once.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 03/21/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “2019 City Election Indy endorsements cheat sheet

If the city is to become an 'economic powerhouse' for Southern Colorado rather than just prosper when the state and national economies are doing well - the region will need true leaders with business, economic, or financial backgrounds in order to ensure there is sufficient new revenues produced to meet the rising costs - and elected leaders that recognize the need to create and fund a professional, free-standing Economic Development Corporation.

That type leadership requires tough leaders with vision as was present with Bob Isaac. The area really needs those with a successful track-record in the private and business sectors - Rules out SUTHERS, WILLIAMS and RETIRED MILITARY.

Let's put in office those who can move the region to PROSPERITY through BUSINESS PROFIT and add a third leg to local revenues dependent upon the existing two of Pikes Peak (tourism) and the Pentagon (defense). Diversify and expand rather than just watch as industry and manufacturing go to other states and high tech goes to Boulder and Fort Collins and Austin!

A three legged stool is far more stable than one with just two!

The high rate of 'new jobs' being touted for the region (then walked-back as federal data is refined) are 'rooftop' jobs as a result of supplying generated by population growth. Suthers had absolutely little to do, if anything, to create jobs or bring new firms to the region - - - for that matter, neither did the Chamber-EDC.

John - Dirk: roll out the numbers related to what your effort actually produced! Something reviewed, analyzed and reported on by a real economic analysis firm rather than ginned up numbers from Turnip-Truck Bob.

Posted by R Wehner on 03/21/2019 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Firefighters, guns, the Cog, and more from this week's inbox

I think the combination of gun nut and grammer Nazi should be "red flagged"...

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Posted by happyfew on 03/21/2019 at 10:57 AM

Re: “2019 City Election Indy endorsements cheat sheet

Except for Martinez and Murray, a comical and foolish endorsement for the new mini-Gazette. Vote out Special Interests Suthers who is destroying this city. Vote for leadership that is independent and transparent. www.drjohn4mayor.com

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/21/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “El Paso County Public Health asks for million dollar budget increase

They don't deserve a penny

Posted by Heather Wharram on 03/21/2019 at 3:06 AM

Re: “Three kids remain in an abusive home despite multiple reports to DHS. What does that mean for thousands of other kids?

Ya and my daughter remans with abusve foster care, while I am slandered and persecuted for something we never did and they have falsified mdial and prayed upon me not being awr of my own rghts,

Posted by Heather Wharram on 03/21/2019 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Firefighters, guns, the Cog, and more from this week's inbox

Hey Odin:

Let me try another angle here: You said "We do not fear the first 13 words, we simply understand what they do."

If those words don't do what I said they do, or mean what I said they mean, and if they are not mere surplusage, then what do you understand that they do?

Thanks.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 03/20/2019 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

The only thing this law changes is that encourages prior restraint. The gun owner has no opportunity to face his accusers in court and there is no punishment for false reporting. The gun owner is punished for what he might do rather than illegal actions. Current laws allow for legal intervention and no changes are needed.

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Posted by Gary Benoit on 03/20/2019 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Firefighters, guns, the Cog, and more from this week's inbox

Odin: You defeat your own argument. People like you are exactly why there is an incessant, long standing debate about the Second Amendment, a mis-perceived conflict between the two "clauses" (note the quotes), alleged conflict and, alleged ambiguity, and disagreements about the King's English, comma placement, capitalization, different versions and other irrelevancies. Read all the USSC decisions and you will see just how you add fuel to a fire that should not exist.

When you read it as intended, and as written in any ratified or signed version, and as I have taught you, there is no conflict, there is no ambiguity, there is no license to go beyond the plain language and into secondary authority or "original intent" or the Federalist Papers, or debates about English and whether something is a clause or not.

The first "clause" supports the second and the ONLY people left to argue are the ACLU (collective right) and everyone else on the planet, including the founding fathers (individual right). And my reading settles that, leaving the ACLU with egg on their face. But again, your arguments are exactly what invites the ACLU and others to parse the Amendment in a way that it cannot be parsed with my reading. But yeah, go ahead and open the door and continue the ambiguity and "reasonable minds may differ" BS that has contributed to the erosion of our RTKABA. You certainly aren't alone.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 03/20/2019 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Firefighters, guns, the Cog, and more from this week's inbox

Odin writes, "The first 13 words [of the second amendment] are not a clause... The construction is known as an absolute phrase..."

The internet clarifies:

"Absolute phrases are used to combine two clauses that have different subjects." (http://www.englishgrammar.org/absolute-phr…)

"An absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies a whole independent clause (a full sentence); not just one word." (http://englishsentences.com/absolute-phras…)

"Please notice that in every case the absolute phrase provides some sort of information that works to put the whole sentence or idea in context." (http://www.testmagic.com/grammar/explanati…)

"There are two kinds of absolute phrases. The first explains a "cause for" or a "condition of" something." (http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/grammar/…)

"It is not unusual for the information supplied in the absolute phrase to be the most important element in the sentence." (http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/phrases.…)

"Note that in traditional grammar, absolutes (or _nominative_absolutes_) are often more narrowly defined as "noun phrases . . . combined with participles" (Macmillan Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in Twenty Four Hours, 2000). The term _absolute_ (borrowed from Latin grammar) is rarely used by contemporary linguists." (https://www.thoughtco.com/absolute-phrase-…)

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/20/2019 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Firefighters endorse challenger John Pitchford in mayor's race

(See Above) Let's call the Broadmoor by a more accurate name, "Fraudmore".

Posted by John Spengler on 03/20/2019 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Please call John Suthers by his correct label, "Mayor Anschutz". It's vastly more accurate. Shame on you INDY!

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Posted by John Spengler on 03/20/2019 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Firefighters, guns, the Cog, and more from this week's inbox

"No word is to be deemed as mere surplusage"

No one said the words are surplus. What was said is that the words do not affect the meaning of the sentence the way many think and as a result, people, you included, focus too much time obsessing about the meaning of some words when they do not create, define, modify, or restrict the right in question. Your posts more than adequately demonstrate that, especially your post script comment where you go right back to obsessing about it.

We do not fear the first 13 words, we simply understand what they do.

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Posted by Odin on 03/20/2019 at 1:05 PM

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