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Re: “A new vision for downtown Springs in Olympic Museum area

Well this is another scam by the developers to make themselves richer. It is laughable how they try to "sell" it by saying all the things they think the voting public wants to hear - no taxpayer funding, good for growth and so on.
Maybe they would be more believable if this community had done anything over the past 40 years to maintain and keep up with the existing infrastructure, jobs, community issues like public safety and education. Instead it is always looking for the "next best thing". Maybe why all the previous downtown development plans have failed. Does anyone ever stop to think if people wanted to live in Denver they would just move there? I would say they have figured out a way to get around the public voting on their project but special tax districts impact everyone who lives or visits this community just who else do you think is going to pay the higher prices to eat, work, shop or live in this "New" downtown? And what becomes of the existing downtown? Just let the weeds grow until that can be re-developed for profit.

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Posted by rms on 07/25/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

Insert "slaves" for every time the rev writes "gays." Rest.

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Posted by Sheila Anderson on 07/24/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

I remember the big assed ad in the Gazette a year or so ago, from some evangelical pentecostal minister, who got scared after a thousand plus local people signed their name to an even bigger ad that said the preacher wasn't reflecting the values of our town... and posted guards at the church doors...just in case militant gays showed up...
We are still experiencing public vitriol...even the GAzette editorial board tried to make Gaebler into a villian for attending the vigil for Orlando...its' still public vitriol...but now we have congressmen and ambassadors and governors and sheriffs who aren't afraid to stand up for us...

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Posted by carolyncathey on 07/24/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs' 2C road measure takes some heat

i sat here for the last 25 yrs while the city argued over who was gonna pay for storm water and whatnot and now they are all kinds of worried about street repair and the fact that they can NEVER catch up on the work.......well maybe if they would have done it the right way instead of arguing over who's bill it was this wouldn't be a problem now would it? just a thought.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/24/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Dave Munger to retire from Council of Neighbors and Organizations

Supporting Dave's original bid for mayor was one of the first times I actually became interested in local government. His emphasis that strong neighborhoods make strong cities really resonated for me. I also loved that he reached out to young people to help with his social media efforts, but treated them as valuable players on his team with gifts and talents to bring to the community. Thank you, Dave for all of your hard work to make Colorado Springs a better place for all.

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 07/24/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

Jesus is into torture porn (per Jeffrey Clemens)? That's a new one. Are you projecting?

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Posted by thewindcriesmary on 07/24/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

My, my, my, Tom!! You do have a deep affection for loaded words, don't you? You know, those turns of the language that are intended to inflame the emotions of your desired audience? Words like "drama queen" and "over-exaggerated" and "religious boogeyman" and "claims" (you aren't familiar with the term "postulate"?) and "rant and rail" and "bad, old bibble believing christians" and "LGBTQ agenda" and "pushing progressive agenda (oh, my! so many agendas!! and all hers! not yours, of course) and 'supposed evangelical stronghold".... It's pretty clear that you have inflamed yourself, Tom! To what end? Do you feel strong now? Do you puff up with pride at your hateful letter? Do you think you have brought anyone over to your agenda? Do you feel superior, sinless, blameless? Did you put her in her place (the closet)? Are you fighting those feelings of attraction to guys inside yourself? It's okay, really. You were born whatever way your god intended. Just go with it.

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Posted by Paula George on 07/24/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

You are full of yourself if you think you are facing obstacles that no one has faced before and that is coming from someone who thinks Glenn Perry is as disrespectful to millennials as you are being to others.

Posted by TruB on 07/24/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

He reinforces every point made by the letter he argues against.
The Rev forgets Gordon Klingenschmitt who exemplifies the right wing 'Christian moral majority'.
Rev. Tommy Latham doesn't see that he is ranting against gays which is why he might not notice if the churches he visits are gas lighting or dog whistling.

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Posted by TruB on 07/24/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

Every one of us that judges another human for being themselves, and for just being whom and what they are; needs to be careful what they say and preach. Their very own words also are so-called SIN, and that being that they thereby condemn themselves as well to eternal judgement by usurping "God's" authority to judge... of which no one else is given permission. ( read your so-called scriptures ) you idiots. And I quote... " Judge not lest ye be Judged also... ", for as surely as you are born; ... YOUR SIN ... will find you out! ". And if you don't believe that... you are Already self-condemned through your own actions and omissions. We are none of us without sin, no not one! Get over yourselves you ignorant and brazen usurpers of un-given authority.
If that sends me to Hell... so freaking be it! I for one ... am not afraid of your fantasy scare tactics to try and persuade me believe the nonsense I studied and you all puke out: to be a Jesuit Priest! Which I finally learned enough to renounce. I'll bring the Weinies, you bring the Marshmellows, Chocolate bars, and Graham Crackers. We'll party for Eternity you blithering fools!

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Posted by Ronald Low on 07/24/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

"My concern is why she would even want to push her LGBTQ agenda in an evangelical church when she knows what their church doctrine proclaims."

Perhaps to try to educate the ignorant and woefully stupid? The LGBTQ aren't sinners because of their sexuality they were born with. Preaching and believing this lie, is bigotry and extremely cruel to fellow humans. Enough said.

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Posted by Lady Activist on 07/24/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

Ick, nobody cares about your confused gender identity issues. Keep it to yourselves!

Posted by Holmes on 07/24/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

poor poor religious freaks, don't like being judged as they judge everyone else...

your fairy tale book says a lot of things... why do you get to pick and choose what rules "god" has laid out for you???

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Posted by happyfew on 07/24/2017 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

See this from the perspective of someone born knowing that they are gay; knowing since a child that they desire men or women in a way that is different than most people. For them: this is who you are. Now, there are these religious groups that believe, as you say, homosexuality is a sin. So according to the bible: who they are, that fundamental part of them, is evil. Murder is a sin. Lying is a sin. Cheating is a sin. Desiring someone the same sex as you is a sin.

But Reverend Tommy, murder, lying, and cheating are choices. Can you choose to go out Friday night and desire men? Unless you were already born with tendencies there would be nothing appealing to have sex with a man. Can you choose to believe gravity doesnt exist, or decide that you dont like chocolate? You have not spent enough time with gay people if cannot see that theres nothing that can make them not gay--because it is part of who they are.

From their perspective this sin of homosexuality in your book is simply a rule that was put there 3,000 years ago to distinguish a nomadic tribe from competing agricultural tribes settled in Fertile Crescent. Valuable for a tribe trying to maintain its population, irrelevant to a diverse society in an overpopulated planet. But the result of which is the majority population believe homosexuals are born evil. They are to be pitied. They are other. If you dont see how a religious adherence to an outdated law has an emotional impact that can influence someones entire life then you are being willfully blind.
Which is of course your choice.

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Posted by Jason Reignbos on 07/24/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

God will send an estimated 85% of all humans who ever lived to hell, a place of ETERNAL conscious torture from which there is no escape and no purpose except for god's revenge. Jesus himself will descend into hell, just so he can watch the torment of the damned in person, a sort of torture-porn. Christians in heaven can watch the sinners being burned too. Homosexuals are to be stoned to death. Rread the Bible, it's all clearly stated there, no metaphor needed. Oh yes, and god loves youl PS Ted Haggert never preached against gays, right?

12 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Jeffrey Clemens on 07/24/2017 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Sexual assault victims say Air Force Academy uses mental health counseling to get rid of them

Commonsense, logic and reasoning says if the level of sexual assaults are true. Then what is the level of racial discrimination in the military? Since it appears there is a cultural lack of respect for women that are the same race as the offenders. It stands to reason there would be little respect for the equality of members of a different race.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Charles Mahone on 07/24/2017 at 7:31 AM

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: “Air Force Academy has a distorted view of sexual assault says former employee

At Pearl (Navy), a man to lifted women's clothes to see what is underneath. When I objected and probably because I objected the man grabbed my ankles, knees, and thigh. BUT -this is not sexual harassment at Pearl. The man admitted touching women as a gesture of "camaraderie". Shipyard manager in charge dismissed it as horseplay. I was treated harshly when I did not accept the shipyard's findings.

The DoD investigator said that I did not have the demeanor of a victim. She also doubted that he lifted my clothes - but if he did it was "idle curiosity" not motivated by sex. It would have been like when he lifted another woman's clothes. She also said that he was not my supervisor.

EEOC ALJ concluded that the man created a hostile environment (that he had touched me on the ankles, knees, and thigh) and was my supervisor but said that I was unreasonable because I went to the union before going to the EEO office. I had other issues with what the man was doing at work.

I filed (pro-se) against the Secretary of the Navy. The DOJ Assistant U.S. Attorney insisted that he didn't understand how it could be sexual harassment since sex was not requested. I lost (I'm not an attorney). Because I lost, Pearl insisted that I was not sexually harassed and could not refuse to work with the man I refer to as the "leg grabber".

SAPR trainer taught that touching the "inner thigh" would be considered a sexual contact and could be considered a sexual assault. I asked how come that wasn't even sexual harassment at Pearl. Pearl's response was that it considered the matter closed.

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Posted by Iris Mizokami on 07/23/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs' 2C road measure takes some heat

The real problem with 2C is that roads are deteriorating faster than 2C can address. Many roads on the East side actually have grass growing in their cracks - meaning water is undermining their base. The city should be doing widespread patch and seal operations first - and then rebuilding in the last couple years of the plan.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 07/23/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs' 2C road measure takes some heat

If the tentative measure to ask voters to approve a storm water fee makes it to the ballot, how large is that pool of voters who view 2C as being less efficient than it could be - - and more important, how large is that pool within the 'Marijuana Supporters' who say they will not vote for another fee or tax without recreational marijuana being allowed? And is that pool large enough to defeat the storm water fee? Please consider taking our grass roots poll and weigh in. Thank you.

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Posted by Staci6 on 07/23/2017 at 11:54 AM

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