Bill W. 
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Retired attorney and full time theater fan. Former Henry Judge for the Colorado Theater Guild. Reviews are posted at theatercolorado.blogspot.com. Favorite film: "2001: A Space Odyssey." Favorite novel: "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevesky.

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Re: “New CSPD police chief says traffic deaths, adding officers, homeless are top challenges

Jay:

"Denver has a 45 second response time in answering a 911 call....why don't we?"

Part of the problem is the anti government/anti tax climate in El Paso county. We can't have nice things because we don't want to pay for them.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/12/2019 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Why not let the rich pay more?

WDB:

"Wealth redistribution; you look for and work on your opportunity. You make more money."

That's the fantasy we've been sold. For every billionaire/millionaire who hits it big, there's millions of hard working Americans who can barely scrape by.

https://psmag.com/economics/new-research-d…

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/12/2019 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Canned hog

Dave:

"What is assinine is to believe that Trump himself or anyone very high up in the Trump organization (about 500 separate businesses as I recall), was aware of the status of the workers."

Sorry, but when your name is on the building, you own it. The buck stops at the top. Trump spends enough time at Mar a Lago to have a pretty good look at the staffing. He's a known micromanager...with a temper. He won't want to take responsibility, of course. But if you're the boss, you're the guy who takes the credit AND the blame.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/03/2019 at 1:09 PM

Re: “White supremacist posters found on Indy distribution boxes downtown

Bob Wyman:

Interesting take.

White supremacists vandalize private property, and you blame the property owner. You might as well just endorse Identity Europa. Apparently you are unconcerned about their vandalism or their message.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/03/2019 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Playing the shutdown game

Bob Wyman:

You obviously hate government. There's a word for those who hate government: anarchists.

Throw all the "rogues" overboard if you wish. The result will be a lawless dystopian nightmare. But in your delusional world view, that would be an improvement.

Anger management is a real thing. Maybe you should enroll in a treatment plan for your anger.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/17/2019 at 8:40 AM

Re: “The national emergency

Springer:

"You won't allow your identity to be vetted; and you haven't had your shots; and you may or may not have a horrific criminal record. "

Red herring. The "caravan" is willing to cross at a port of entry and be vetted for all the things you mentioned. As for those who illegally cross somewhere else, the numbers are WAY down from their previous levels. So are apprehensions at the souther border.

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/the-stat…

Crime statistics for those apprehended at the souther border are also WAY down.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enf…

In FY 2018, 396,579 people were apprehended illegally crossing the southern border. 6,259 of those apprehended has criminal records. That works out to about 1.6%. A random group of Americans has about 6.5% citizens with a felony record. That's nearly 5 times the number of those caught crossing our southern border.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-bord…

So yeah. None of us take in total strangers. But given a choice between taking in an unknown American citizen or someone caught crossing our southern border, you'd be statistically wise to take the latter.

Your post, though, is based on a bogus presumption. Nobody is forced, nor expected, to take strangers into their homes. For you to posit otherwise is a a false diversion.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/14/2019 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Jared Polis announces first cabinet picks

Silky:

You're a poor loser. Grow up. You lost. Get over it.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/09/2019 at 7:08 PM

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