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  • Morse, Waller predict legislative fight on gun rights (CO)

    01/08/2013 8:42:52 PM PST · by Washi · 8 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | January 07, 2013 | John Schroyer
    It looks like there will be a showdown at the state Capitol this year over the Second Amendment. Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, predicted in back-to-back interviews with The Gazette editorial board that there will be a political battle over gun regulations. “Absolutely, your gun rights are going to come under attack,” Waller said. “Word on the street is that there are probably eight or 10 bills that are going to go after your gun rights in one way or another.” He and Morse both said there will likely be bills...
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money

    01/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk

    01/07/2013 9:57:47 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 73 replies
    Gazette.com ^ | 1/7/13 | AP
    BOULDER — Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer. Those honoring the dead elk on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories. The elk was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of assisting in loading the animal’s body into a pickup truck is also on leave. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.
  • Candlelight Vigil Held For Elk Killed By Police Officer In Boulder (Colorado)

    01/06/2013 10:55:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    CBS News Denver ^ | January 6, 2013
    A candlelight vigil was held in Boulder Sunday evening for an elk that was shot by a police officer last Tuesday. The vigil was held on Mountain View Road near where the incident occurred. Some residents say the elk was considered a friend and even a guardian. They created a memorial at a tree in the area. Two police officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave while the Boulder Police Department investigates. [Snip] Several neighbors told CBS4 they feel there was no reason to kill the animal, and they are encouraging others to complain...
  • If demography is destiny, good news for Texas, North Dakota and D.C.

    01/02/2013 7:55:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2013 | Michael Barone
    Demographics buffs get a special Christmas present every year courtesy of the Census Bureau: its annual estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another. Nationally the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the census was conducted in April 2010 and to almost 313 million in...
  • Why the Democrats' campaign man voted 'no' (DSCC chairman Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo))

    01/01/2013 11:28:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/01/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    **SNIP** “While I do support many of the items in this proposal – for example, extending unemployment insurance, the wind production tax credit and tax cuts for most Americans – I believe they should have come in the context of a comprehensive deficit reduction package,” Bennet said. “Without a serious mechanism to reduce the debt, I cannot support this bill.” “Putting the country on a sustainable fiscal path and bringing our debt under control is incredibly important to our economy and our standing in the world and is a top priority for me,” Bennet continued. “I remain committed to continue...
  • 4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shooting

    12/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    4,200 Coloradans tried to buy guns the day after Newtown, Connecticut school shootingPosted: 12/17/2012 Last Updated: 2 hours ago DENVER - Colorado set a single-day record for gun background check requests the day after the Connecticut mass shootings. Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said there were more than 4,200 requests to buy guns in Colorado on Saturday. Those gun-purchase requests surpassed the previous record -- 4,028 background checks processed on Black Friday this year.
  • Radical Left Fanatics

    12/15/2012 8:30:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    We have all seen the outrageous, even violent, demonstrations by the leftist big-labor protesters in Michigan over the recently adopted Right-to-Work legislation.  The mirror image happened last February-March when Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature similarly addressed labor laws. It seems the left – the same people with those "Tolerance" and "Diversity" bumper stickers on their Subaru – are the first ones to cross the line of civility.   In my home state of Colorado the left's latest hot button is hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."  Fracking has been used for more than 60 years to successfully drill over a million...
  • Judge blocks Jensen cremations

    12/11/2012 11:11:59 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 12/6/12 | Paul Shockley
    Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister on Thursday granted an emergency injunction to block plans to cremate the bodies of Tyler and William Jensen, now in the care of a Grand Junction funeral home. The judge, however, said the boys’ grandparents first must post $5,000. “The court finds that the preliminary injunction should be issued without notice to respondent (mother Heather Jensen),” Deister wrote in his order. Attorney Greg Leavitt, who’s representing the boys’ grandmother, Diane Mathena of Clifton, wrote in an application for an emergency injunction that he had attempted unsuccessfully to communicate with Heather Jensen’s attorney, Ed Nugent,...
  • Governor signs Amendment 64, marijuana officially legal in Colorado

    12/10/2012 1:33:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 115 replies
    fox31 ^ | 12.10.2012 | fox31
    DENVER — Go ahead and bust out the Cheetos and Goldfish, Colorado. Marijuana is now legal in the Centennial State. Just over a month after the citizens of Colorado voted in overwhelming favor of Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order that makes an “official declaration of the vote.” What does it mean?
  • Legal pot complicates drug-free work policies

    12/09/2012 3:03:33 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 12/7/12 | KRISTEN WYATT and GENE JOHNSON
    DENVER (AP) -- Pot may be legal, but workers may want to check with their boss first before they grab the pipe or joint during off hours. Businesses in Washington state, where the drug is legal, and Colorado, where it will be by January, are trying to figure out how to deal with employees who use it on their own time and then fail a drug test. It is another uncertainty that has come with pot legalization as many ask how the laws will affect them.
  • Obama supporters fear their rent will rise after manager makes threats

    12/08/2012 1:27:11 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    KRDO NewsChannel 13 ^ | 11-30-2012 | Jaclyn Rostie
    November 30, 2012 Obama supporters fear their rent will rise after manager makes threats Jaclyn Rostie COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs apartment manager threatens to raise the rent of anyone who voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. John Obringer sent out a letter to his tenants at the Casa Adobe Apartments on Wednesday. The letter was addressing cutbacks on staff and maintenance issues. "Due to the stupidity of the U.S. electorate, the Obama-administration's continued assault on small business is resulting in increased taxes, regulations and mandates that are forcing the management company (B&J Enterprises, Inc.) for Casa Adobe...
  • Pot Peddlers 'Forced Teens to Become Muslim'

    12/01/2012 2:38:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Nov 2012
    Police have arrested members of a gang of Eastern European immigrants who used violence, intimidation and the promotion of Islam to control marijuana trafficking operations in the Neuchâtel mountains, cantonal justice authorities said on Thursday. Three members were detained for questioning following the arrest of another ringleader in March, who remains in jail, the public prosecutor’s office said, while issuing an appeal to the public for more information to help permanently disband the group. The gang, which calls itself the Jamahat, forced other young people to become Muslims as part of its operations, said officials. The group peddled pot to...
  • Driving Loveland Pass Winter

    11/30/2012 10:20:23 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 25 replies
    Anyone up for a drive over Colorado's Loveland Pass?Buckle up!
  • Assault of pro-life advocate leads to arrest of alleged serial rapist

    11/22/2012 2:26:12 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    cna ^ | November 21, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    Everett Stadig recuperating in the hospital after being shoved and breaking his hip. Photo courtesy of Everett Stadig. Denver, Colo., Nov 21, 2012 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The arrest of a prominent Denver relator who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen collecting signatures for a pro-life petition has lead to new developments in three unsolved rape cases. “Were it not for Mr. Costello’s arrest at the grocery store in July, there would have been no new leads, and there would have been no charges filed in connection with these three unsolved sexual assaults,” Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver District...
  • U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook [Most of the Rockies Dry as a Bone and Getting Worse.]

    11/22/2012 4:25:58 PM PST · by familyop · 14 replies
  • UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollback (Colorado and Washington)

    11/20/2012 6:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 11/20/12
    UN official calls for marijuana ballot rollbackAP / November 20, 2012 VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Raymond Yans says the approvals send ‘‘a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.’’ Yans heads the International Narcotics Control Board.
  • An American Oil Find That Holds More Than All of OPEC (Several Times of All Oil Ever Used)

    11/13/2012 2:12:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Alan Farnham
    Drillers in Utah and Colorado are poking into a massive shale deposit trying to find a way to unlock oil reserves that are so vast they would swamp OPEC. A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that if half of the oil bound up in the rock of the Green River Formation could be recovered it would be "equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves." Both the GAO and private industry estimate the amount of oil recoverable to be 3 trillion barrels. "In the past 100 years — in all of human history -- we have...
  • Taking Back the Joint

    11/14/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by MadIsh32 · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/14/2012 | Betsy Woodruff
    Much ink has been spilt in describing the precise nature of the soul-searching the GOP is undergoing in the wake of getting totally shellacked last Tuesday. There are a plethora of suggestions — of varying degrees of helpfulness — as to how the Republican party can re-brand and re-orient itself; ranging from capitulating on taxes to deciding that gay marriage isn’t a hill to die on. But there’s one easy ideological maneuver that Republicans could make that would simultaneously burnish their stance as the party of freedom and expand their base while alienating the president from his. It is a...
  • Citizens in 15 states file petitions to secede from United States

    11/11/2012 10:00:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joe Newby
    As a result of Tuesday's election, Americans in 15 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, Regina Conley reported at Red Alert Politics on Saturday. So far, she says, residents in Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, New Jersey and ten other states, have filed petitions at the White House petition site requesting secession. A petition for New York to secede was file by "C R" of Grand Forks, North Dakota on Saturday. Examiner's Sheila Carroll says those other states include Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Oregon. On November 7, the day after...