Bob Wyman 
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b 8/9/1954 Oakland Calif studied under the Dong of Tokyo and the Oriental Cato. Taught Paul MacCartney how to play dead. Taught Dead to play live. Beatles break-up? I might have said something to Yoko. Nixon's comeback? That was me. Jim Morrison is really dead, I should know, trust me. My birthday 8/9, Jerry Garcia dies 8/9. Manson murders 8/9. Coincidence? Of course.

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Re: “Shovelhead Saloon

I must say the place has taken a turn for the worst. Don't rely on my comments though, I am not afraid to be wrong.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 07/26/2012 at 3:05 AM

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Re: “UPDATE: CSPD cop's letter says department is a mess

Late to comment but logic tells me and others who think in terms of human response can cut through the bias. Complaints to a police department need an outside board to review them and media will never report anything derogatory about a police department without the guidance of that department. That is where they get their "news".
A poor force will eventually destroy itself meanwhile until that day it is citizens who will suffer. It is time for total transparency and a lifetime commissioner who will never consort with the force to oversee the department. Police are held to a higher standard or used to be. The War on Drugs and other fabricated "emergencies" cause the half-wits in the community to support every wrong idea the police can dream up for "public safety". A hint of corruption is enough to cause firings, terminations, arrests, charges and hard time for officers. The system has no mercy for us but they can take your property and your life without due process. Mandatory yearly tax audits (done to every last cent) for every officer in this country will cause graft, corruption and theft to come to screeching halt.

Posted by Bob Wyman on 07/23/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Reader: We all know why the Civil War took place

"US Army Retired" but no rank. Unusual so it is probably a lie as well as the comment being incorrect and also bigoted. Brown, you do not know a goddam thing about very little do you...?
Those who make the "slavery" comment are not thinking logically or speaking from any facts on The Civil War so I won't waste my time educating them.
I am very tired of those who malign people who live in the Southern states but I only read that crap on the 'Net- I never hear it in public. We know why that is as well.
Speaking of racism, anyone who supports the War On Drugs should know that drug laws were based in racism. So anyone on high horse can climb on down. You do not know the first thing about drugs or racism if you listen to your government. Why not free the Blacks that are in prison due to unjust laws? 1 in 3 black men will go to prison while blacks are 12% of US population their numbers in prison exceeds 50%. Not too free are they...
As for a flag being a "symbol of hate" is in reality saying that slave owners hated Africans so they captured and enslaved them. That they starved and beat them along with letting them die from diseases as well is beyond absurd. (History is not depicted in any factual way by Tarantino.) Slaves cost money and they earned money for their owners so tell me where this " hate" enters into the picture. Please.
Cotton was the biggest selling import/export in the world so you can be sure that slaves were treated better than most people treat workers today. Greed, money and tax on cotton export was the cause of the war...
Why did the Civil Rights Bill take 100 years to enact if the North was so big on freeing people? Why did the Democratic Party resist Civil Rights right on through the 1950's?
The Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court in 1855 ruled that Africans freed from slavery were not citizens so where is thy noble Northern cause?
How about abolitionist John Brown? He fought to free slaves and the US government hanged him. Not so noble when you rob an military armory to supply weapons to slaves who did not show up for the insurrection anyway.
Never in history have so many fought and died to free another race from slavery. Never. Nobody fought to end slavery anywhere at any time. You might as well start saying WWII was fought to free the Jews...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 07/15/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Survey: Marijuana not a driving factor for rising homeless population

Oh yeah I forgot... The weather is not nice. Why you keep printing that is beyond me. The sun shining does not mean it is going to be warm and March winds continue through April, May and June just to mention in case you all never go outside. Try sleeping outdoors on a bus bench in December here, I see people doing that. Really, try it for a week. Obvious that you who say the weather is nice never worked outdoors, such as plowing a field or fixing a broke down car in a blizzard..
Ronald Reagan once said "I don't see any unemployed people". Listen to yourselves, you are Republicans!

Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/23/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Survey: Marijuana not a driving factor for rising homeless population

"All the Shit That Fits" should be the Indy's motto... Asking questions and expecting the truth from anyone is risky but to base a census on it is folly. People lie, especially those who are down and almost out. They will say anything to appear to be in control of their lives. Indy writers no doubt go to bed early and never go south as far as Mill St. They write about what they see out their office window and dare not annoy the powers that be. Stories rarely have resolution and the inordinate amount of space given to marijuana use can interest only a handful of readers at best.
The claim that the economy is robust is believable if you are well-heeled or stoned. Colorado and the nation's economy is in shambles. The minimum wage does not even have the buying power it did in the early 1970s. I cannot think of many who work 40 hours a week. Monopolies are the rule and the streets and roads are not showing any signs of repair contrary to the Indy's claim a while back that the roads were fixed! The money in the budget for street maintenance disappeared and I am still waiting for someone to look into that small oversight. It went somewhere to be sure. Now more is needed to pay attorney's to fend off one debacle after another. Letters to the Indy are either chosen for print for laughability or for misdirection. "Trump" watch is the least of our concerns and by "our" I mean those of us who can think logically and with sound minds.
There is one industry the Springs seems to have a foothold in and that is profiting from homelessness. Charity and tax money allocated need administrators to divvy it all up-right after the administrators take their salary off the top.
The claim that the Indy touted about being a promoter of small businesses was recently on the pages just ahead of the weekly restaurant trashing defamation fest- the skewering of hard working people by the sophomoric writing styles and queer culinary taste buds of junior reporters on loan from local high school writing classes and poetry contests. I won't mention I guess that "Playing Around" listings now include karaoke which last time i checked is not anyone playing music so please no more mentions of trying to make this burg another Austin Texas. Visit Austin sometime and you will see what I mean. Austin has more live music in one night than the Springs has in a year...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/22/2017 at 11:02 PM

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

happyfew , Let them succeed at what?

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/07/2017 at 7:24 PM

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

My grandpa said it was not about slavery but keeping the Union together. Is he right or wrong? He was from North Carolina.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/07/2017 at 7:23 PM

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

E.g. Schwetje:
Can you explain how the war came about? Did Congress pass legislation outlawing slavery and certain states refused to obey so a war started? Union soldiers felt so strongly that they enlisted and risked life and limb to save slaves? How did it happen that a line was drawn that indicated on this side they want slaves and the other side of the line they do not?
Is maligning US citizens still to this day, those that live in southern states part of the surrender agreement?
The Confederate Battle Flag is being called a "symbol of hate" so that means that people in southern states that seceded hated Africans so much that they actually went to Africa to capture them and bring them here to be slaves so they could be hated openly? Why did they hate people they never met and was it southerners that invented slavery?
When the south surrendered what were the slaves told to do? Were they told "You are free, run along now. Here is some cash for a room"?
Were slaves paid anything to be slaves or paid anything to be free? Is being paid one dollar a day for say, 10 hours of labor considered slavery? Or is a wage a wage no matter how little and would support that kind of pay for people today?

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 06/07/2017 at 7:20 PM

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