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Re: “Update: Glenn says if you get pregnant from rape, that's "a gift from God"

He attends New Life Church. Of course he is a religious extremist.

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Posted by dp72 on 10/07/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “The battle for Nevada Ave., animal abuse, Clinton and Trump, and more

Building a Light rail line the length of Nevada is the best thing this city could do for its long term future. Turning the old Dog Track into a transit hub is the next smartest thing they could do. For the people who bought expensive homes on Nevada expecting what has been the major road through downtown for the entire existence of this city to be a quiet neighborhood street have simply deluded themselves. Maintaining your bit of Mayberry is pretty self centered. Light rail of some type on Nevada is the only way to go, and modifying the median is the only way to make that happen. Nevada was designed at its current width in order to facilitate trolly cars. Trees and grass are nice and should be maintained where feasible, but bringing back this alternate form of transportation to the heart of Colorado Springs is simply the smartest thing we could do.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by dp72 on 10/03/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “CSPD announces "do it yourself" policing policy

Hit the nail on the head RT. Lets compare the City of Denver with Colorado Springs.
Denver -- Area 155 square miles : 600k population : 1460 Officers.
Springs -- Area 186 square miles : 450k population : 687 Officers.

So, CSPD has more area to cover, a similar population and less than half of the officers. Plus, if you add that Denver County also has the Sheriffs office patrolling the exact same area and our Sheriff has the whole of El Paso County, you can increase the discrepancy.

This city's refusal to institute a workable property tax is the reason for this issue, among many other issues, including our terrible infrastructure and public transportation. Doing things on the cheap means that you get less services. You can't have everything you want without paying for it.

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by dp72 on 09/22/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Summit House design unveiled

I like it. I was worried it was going to be a huge glass monstrosity that was going to distract from the feeling of being on top of a mountain. This looks like a lot of the building structure will be below grade allowing for good sight lines and the airy feeling of being on a summit. Right now it feels like a dilapidated strip mall parking lot.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by dp72 on 01/28/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Soccer: Sport for generations

For a casual fan who has never really played the sport, the thing that hooked me was playing a soccer manager video game. Before doing so, I had no idea what the difference was between League and Cup games. Promotion, Relegation and the drive of the Champions League all mystified me. Also, I could never really appreciate what the managers go through when trying to win a Double or a Treble or what those things even meant. So, even though they can be a huge time suck, if you are interested in learning more about world soccer, play a manager game and within a few mock seasons you will have a much deeper understanding of the game.

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Posted by dp72 on 01/24/2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Trumped up

There are three Abrahamic religions. Judaism, Christianity and Islam. All three have barbaric descriptions and instructions in their scriptures. All three have had people who used those scriptures to justify atrocities. All three have the capacity to foment violent extremism. The issue is scriptural literalism. The number people within a religion or group that read its scripture as infallible and hold its adherents to a single interpretation of its text correlates directly with the likelihood for religiously motivated violence from its members.

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Posted by dp72 on 12/18/2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Of dogs, climate and firearms

"Remington is the unofficial head of the NRA and Outdoor Life is its primary publication."

-- Hyperbole referring to the NRA being the lobbying arm of the manufacturers.

"you can't buy firearms through the mail"

-- My mistake. I knew James Holmes purchased much of his tactical gear online, but I thought it included the AR.

"firearms don't require licenses."

-- I think some should. See my previous argument regarding driving licenses. Now I know that you will state the NRA orthodoxy in claiming that any licensing requirement is unconstitutional, again forgetting the "well regulated militia" part of the second amendment.

In District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008, the Supreme Court struck down the DC Handgun ban, claiming it infringed on an individual right, namely "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." However, the court also explicitly stated that while owning handguns is protected as an individual right, possession of "dangerous and unusual weapons" is not.

Clearly we are on opposite sides of the debate on the status of the AR-15 as a "dangerous and unusual weapon". This year in Maryland, a Federal District Court has declared the AR-15 a "dangerous and unusual weapon" thereby removing its protected status that traditional weapons enjoy. This case has already been appealed and will climb the ranks of Appeals and Circuit courts as the issue is decided. My belief is that the AR-15 should not be illegal, but you should be required to have some kind of license to own it. Then when you saw someone open carrying one, you would have a better indication that they weren't some dough head or terrorist.

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Posted by dp72 on 12/16/2015 at 6:58 PM

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