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: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Simply do not contest it or send money. The camera will keep quiet and refuse to identify you as the driver. in fact the camera won't say anything. No witnesses or evidence (the camera was actually working correctly?) leaves only the hope you show up with the photo and then you will be intimidated into ponying up $75.
Imagine, someday a camera can send you to a private prison without a trial because there will be mandatory minimums but maybe you can make a deal and provide photos of other people appearing to be speeding or jaywalking. But to whom?
Curious to know the last time they had red light cameras how many captured on film the deadly collisions?
How many places are eliminating traffic signals completely and finding that collisions stopped and traffic flowed much more smoothly since people had to start watching out for their own asses for a change? If public safety is what they really want then try it. If it is cash they want then keep up the good work and the bad roads. And why is it when I travel the posted speed limit cars bunch up behind me? Doesn't make me feel too safe.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/02/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Reader: I apologize

And to be attacked in the "comments" is absolute confirmation of the bigotry that abounds here in this city. The fact is that "political correctness" is actually thought control and it is working. "Celebrate diversity" as a motto a while back was actually a call to action, to stage small criminal acts and point fingers at the predicted "perpetrators". You reap what you sow. When all else fails make it up. The more you protest the more you promote.
If you are a homosexual teenager stuck in the wrong body and are suffering from paranoid thoughts of outside aggressors stalking you and you disagree with the history of the world as it is written then hey, it sucks to be you. No bumper sticker can cure you. Maybe a parade might make you happy for a day or two but that's it.
I apologize for nothing but I am sorry to have to be exposed to such childish behaviors and insults based only on my skin color and gender. People who do not talk to me do not know me. Don't go around identifying your imaginary enemies and do not let others aid you in that folly, it's a bottomless pit of despair. Misery loves company.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/30/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Protest songs from alt weeklies around the country, (dis)honoring a year of Trump's presidency

Without a doubt The Independent has hit new lows in every department. I am compelled to pick up a copy every week and cringe while doing so but one needs to know what crap is being fabricated and reported as "news".

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/30/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “In the age of #MeToo, a good man is hard to find

I cannot even finish reading this article. I am incensed and almost enraged. The mere simple-minded assumption of something is now proof of guilt?! How are the writers and editors of such insults and dangerous immaturity even employed not to mention published? How can one justify the blanket slandering of half the population?
To imply that every single male is guilty of sexual harassment or about to be is crossing a line that public media has straddled for too long, the line between bad taste and complete insanity. The Independent is publishing writings of a mob mentality and for those who do not know what that is it simply means an angry group that thinks with one mind, a mind that is malfunctioning. This mob though sells advertising space with its lynchings.
The horror of it all is that those coming of age will see this type of writing or "reporting" as normal (they are not even credible allegations) and view the targets as just that, targets, Targets to be attacked and maligned or avoided and it is all bullshit being taught them.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/30/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “The mass eviction at Emerald Towers Apartments is just the tip of the iceberg

"employment is finally taking off in Colorado Springs"- another comment by the Indy that defies definition in the real world.
Not mentioned is zillow.com and its family of websites that are indiscriminately "valuing" rentals and houses across the country, sight unseen.
The neighborhoods off of S Nevada in decline or stagnating featuring numerous homeless persons standing around, riding bicycles accosting anyone that happens by is somehow sporting a new eatery with $45 rib-eye steak. This just a quick walk from homeless shelters which in itself is a business, do not kid yourselves. E. Cheyenne Road is still a rough road but cross Nevada Ave and you have smooth driving surfaces on W Cheyenne.
My landlord of many years suddenly wanted to double rent and our employer decides we are too old to be employed so our option is pay rent or eat, heat and light is optional.
zillow.com has uprooted 100s of Denver residents, so many that Denver is looking at rent control. Lifelong residents are forced to move and in-state is not an option. "Upscale" is the buzzword and assessor searches reveal investment companies are buying and over-paying for houses all around me. One house sold for $65k and one year later a Denver investment company buys it for $155k. Just one example...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/30/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Poor people keep going to jail on non-jailable offenses. How do we break the cycle?

It is peculiar to me that "community service" is a punishment. It says a lot about where we are in how we see the world and each other. We are going backward.
Considering the insanity and cruelty of The War on Drugs (which really is a war on the poor) staged by an out-of-control agency called the DEA and the money spent (over 20 trillion dollars since Nixon) we clearly do not want to help our fellow man. That money could buy houses and pay medical bills instead of imprisoning people and torturing doctors with laws and insurance costs. Subsidies paid to insurance companies and monthly premiums mandated by law sicken people with stress not to mention ticketing homeless folks added to the equation is just a pile-on, kick them when their down end-zone grandstanding by bullies. Public safety? Who is "public". There, but for the grace of God go I...
We have to stop abusing drug users and stop abusing the homeless and the disable. Stop penalizing everyone who must suffer through the bullshit our governments create and the very thought of ticketing someone who has nowhere to go for the crime of having nowhere to go is something only a sick sociopath could do.
FYI, all the things you have been told by government and the media about drugs and drug use does not contain one scintilla of fact. Before you attack my statement do some real fact checking and that excludes the CDC first of all. Plus it is a fact that not one person has been harmed by "second hand smoke". Find out how much money tobacco companies pays to the state of Colorado every year as awarded by the lawsuit 18 years ago. It is more than enough to buy houses for the homeless. Trust me though, Hickenlooper pisses it away.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/24/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “In the Trump era, politics is crime

I am seeing here no comments at all for Mr TrumpTracker, the Indy or the media in general who suddenly toss out a few Sheriff Joe facts and slither away.
Of, For, and By The People is our government and we should or must stay informed but that is simply not possible. That Sheriff Joe was in power for 20 plus years is amazing but the outcry was not there to stop this cretin because it was not news. That is until Trump was elected and the media is caught in their own headlights dropping the ball on the fact that they only play politics and do not practice journalism. "Yellow" journalism in an amateur way perhaps but the failure to shine those headlights on the illegal and un-Constitutional acts of law enforcement is quite telling. They would rather not live in fear and only report the crimes of the citizens as reporting crimes by police could get one into jail or even worse it could get you killed.
So to the spineless TrumpTracker and the equally spineless Independent (who can go after their own Sheriff for nothing at all besides "messy scandals", the Indy's own words) you have dropped the ball again. You fail to report news and suck up to the moneyed sponsors of your pathetic endeavors and now your TrackingTrump is in dangerous territory because you allowed Joe to do his sadistic business freely and now he is in bed with Trump. They have real power, real guns and you have displayed how easily you are made to wither in fear. The price you pay for taking sides and not doing your job is that all you have now is your Bill of Rights and I suggest you better start protecting them, they are all you have and there are only ten. Picking and choosing, adjusting and targeting the wrong people to be denied their Rights are now actual dead bodies, well over a hundred that died in the care of Sheriff Joe, that are fed rotten food, tortured by deputies and newborn babies dying in his tent city just was not news-worthy. They are criminals said Joe and you all agreed huh? Well they were poor, unable to post a bond and yet to be tried- that is called "presumed innocent" and punished for poverty. Bastards, all of you. Shame. I bet you never heard of Barry Washington either, if you had you would have reported on it or would you?

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 09/28/2017 at 12:17 PM

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