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  • Denver archbishop rallies Coloradans against 'extreme' abortion bill

    04/16/2014 2:45:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | April 16, 2014
    Protesters against SB175 gather outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on April 15, 2014. Credit: Peter Zelasko/CNA. Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2014 / 12:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Denver on April 15 rallied opposition to a Colorado bill he says is “both extreme and dangerously ambiguous” in its ban on all abortion regulations and other pro-life laws. “Coloradans are not against common sense regulations on abortions, and they should have the opportunity to be able to debate and pass those regulations,” Archbishop Aquila Samuel J. Aquila said to a crowd of hundreds at an assembly and prayer...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender

    03/11/2014 1:24:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM | By Kate Stanton
    Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender Caon City police arrested Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle in relation to the deaths of a mother and her two children. CANON CITY, Colo., March 10 (UPI) -- Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle, a 31-year-old convicted sex offender, was at the home where police found a 35-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 9, lying dead on Sunday in Caon City, Colo. Police officers arrived at the home after the woman's teenage daughter called authorities to say she had been sexuality assaulted. She was able to flee to a neighbor's house for safety.
  • Colo. Marijuana Businesses Embrace New Drug at Center of DEA Crackdown in Calif

    02/26/2014 7:38:14 PM PST · by posterchild · 70 replies
    ABC news via ^ | Wed Feb 26, 2014 | CHRIS R. MURPHY and GEOFF MARTZ
    While Drug Enforcement Administration agents in California are cracking down on the popular new drug known as wax, people in Colorado are rushing to embrace it. Wax, the ultimate distillation of marijuana, is so potent that it is said a single hit will keep a person high for more than a day. There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does, an undercover DEA informant who asked to remain anonymous told ABC News Nightline. And its like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the...

    02/26/2014 12:45:28 PM PST · by shove_it · 54 replies
    CNBC TV ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Harry Smith
    A legal Rocky Mountain high Marijuana, still illegal under federal law, is now at the center of a thriving industry thats attracting a new breed of entrepreneurs, as Colorado becomes the first state to allow the sale of pot for recreational use. Colorado made history as the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith tells the story behind this stunning development, which has been called one of the great social experiments of the next century. Premieres Wednesday, February 26th at 10p on CNBC TV
  • First Colorado County Reports Pot Taxes

    02/26/2014 3:02:49 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 9 replies
    CBS - Denver ^ | 2/26/2014 | News Desk
    DENVER (AP) A southern Colorado county with two recreational marijuana stores has become the first in the state to announce tax totals from the new industry. Pueblo County finance authorities announced Monday that its two shops had about $1 million in total sales in January, producing about $56,000 in local sales taxes. ... snip ...
  • CO:Man draws gun, kills threatening dog

    02/14/2014 5:30:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 2 February, 2014 | Greg Ruland
    A father was forced to shoot a dog to death in front of a local grocery store to protect his daughters who were under attack, the Grand Junction Police Department reported. (snip) Herrera and two companions did not know the name of the dogs owner and did not have permission to take the dog for a walk, police reported.
  • Colorado Concealed Carry Renewal Reform

    02/07/2014 6:22:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A small but significant reform has made it out of committee in Colorado. In many states, in order to pass "shall issue" concealed carry permit laws, irrational restrictions were included in the law to obtain the votes necessary. Colorado was one of these states. In Colorado, once you had obtained a permit to carry a gun under your coat or in a pocket, you could only renew your permit in the county where you originally applied for the permit. If you changed your residence from Moffat county in the northwest, to Baca county in the southeast, you would have...
  • Poll gives Udall reason to worry (Colorado)

    02/06/2014 2:03:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2014
    A new Colorado poll shows Sen. Mark Udall vulnerable heading into the election year, leading all of his potential Republican challengers by just single digits.
  • Family-owned Colo. marijuana shop wants to become 'Costco of weed' [but with armed guards]

    01/22/2014 11:30:24 PM PST · by grundle · 55 replies ^ | January 22, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The pot business is booming in Colorado, and the owners of one of the states largest marijuana dispensaries have big plans: to become the "Costco of weed." According to the Denver Post's Cannabist, members of the Williams family, who own Medicine Man in northeast Denver, are embarking on a $2.6 million expansion including a 20,000-square-foot retail space "all in white like an Apple store." "We're building a showcase for the world," Andy Williams, Medicine Man's president and co-founder, told Time magazine. Their current headquarters located in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, now dubbed "Potbello" includes bulletproof glass, armed security guards,...
  • High spirits as Colorado pioneers pot shops

    01/02/2014 5:39:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    MARIJUANA users celebrated yesterday as Colorado became the first US state to allow retail cannabis sales, putting it in the vanguard of efforts across the country to legalise the drug. The western state famous for its ski resorts and mountain vistas has issued 348 retail licences - including for small pot shops - that make it legal to sell up to 28g of pot to people aged 21 or older. Washington state will follow Colorado later this year. Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti was the first person to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use in the US. "It's an absolute...
  • Colorado: Young people apparently not swayed by Bro-surance, Ho-surance ad campaigns

    01/13/2014 3:24:28 PM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 7 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/14/14 | David Freddoso
    ...[I]f these ads are appealing to anyone, it isnt the coveted 18-35 age demographic. Colorado ranks near the bottom of the heap for signing up young adults...
  • Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in Colorado

    01/12/2014 6:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill has been introduced in the Colorado legislature for constitutional carry. It would reform the current law to allow any legal possessor of handguns to carry them concealed with the same restrictions that apply to those in Colorado with a concealed carry permit. The bill number is HB14-1041; the link is to a pdf file of the bill. Wright and Holbert are sponsors of the bill in the House, Grantham in the Senate. 2014 is likely to see renewed activity in promoting constitutional carry in several states. Currently, four states (Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, and Vermont) have constitutional...
  • Colorado (RAT) Senator's Office Accused of Bullying Over ObamaCare Numbers

    01/11/2014 8:42:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Democratic Colorado Senator Mark Udall is being accused of bullying state insurance over ObamaCare cancellation numbers. His office reportedly pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to change the numbers to make it appear that fewer people had their insurance ​cancelled thanks to ObamaCare. **SNIP** In another email, the same person wrote that she received “a very hostile phone call from Sen. Udall’s deputy chief of staff.”
  • Pot stocks light up the market

    01/07/2014 5:32:29 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 7, 2014 | Ben Rooney
    The business of legal marijuana is booming in Colorado -- and investors are catching a contact high. Yes, there are pot stocks. Nearly all of them are thinly traded penny stocks available only on over-the-counter exchanges, but shares of companies that service the growing cannabis market have been blazing in recent weeks. Medbox (MDBX) is the latest example. The company provides products and services for businesses that dispense medication, such as pharmacies. It announced plans Tuesday to tailor its products for use in recreational and medical marijuana facilities. Shares soared 65%. (Medbox, for the record, is not a penny stock....
  • Colorado Dems blamed for $80M punch to gut with Magpul pulling up stakes

    01/05/2014 6:45:09 PM PST · by gooblah · 20 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | January 5, 2014
    Thanks to the gun control blitzkrieg led by Democratic lawmakers last year, Colorado is about to take a hit in the wallet in the midst of an already anemic economy, and lose hundreds of private-sector jobs at a time when they can least afford it.
  • Company Makes Good on Leaving Colo. Over Gun Laws.

    01/02/2014 2:30:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-02-13 | Bob Moen
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold.
  • Bang! Payday for man suing cops over guns

    12/12/2013 4:02:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 11 December , 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    A man who sued police in Colorado Springs, Colo., for violating his Second Amendment rights has reportedly won more than $23,000 from the city, as local officers apparently did not know it was legal to open carry firearms at public parks. The saga of James Sorensen began in July 2012 at a homosexual-pride festival, just one day after the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured. He was openly sporting a handgun on his hip, which prompted police to take him into custody. Sorensens arrest was caught on camera by...
  • CO:Well-armed young women help spike growing gun-ownership numbers

    12/05/2013 4:37:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 30 November, 2013 | Kendall Brunette
    The Well Armed Woman -- their slogan is "Where the Feminine and Firearm Meet" -- advertises stylish purses designed for concealed carry. Another online retailer, Pistols & Pumps -- "Concealed and High Heeled" -- offers pink camouflage hats and bra-mounted holsters. -- the name, apparently, is sufficient -- sells a variety of "gun bling," including leopard-print handgun grips and zebra-print ear protection. Such items may seem odd to some, but these retailers understand their customer base -- a group of young, strong, determined and armed women. And just because their bullets may be fired from pistols with rhinestone-studded grips...
  • Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Arapahoe, Colo., Sheriffs Office to Resolve Immigration

    10/19/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies ^ | October 18, 2013 | Department of Justice
    The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Arapahoe County, Colo. Office of the Sheriff resolving allegations that the Office of the Sheriff violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The investigation was initiated based on information obtained in the course of a lawsuit filed by a former employee against the Sheriffs Office alleging discriminatory termination. The Departments investigation established that the Office of the Sheriff improperly restricted law enforcement positions to U.S. citizens notwithstanding the fact that no law, regulation, executive order or government contract authorized it to restrict employment...
  • Canada:How some Colorado plumbers stopped U.S. gun control in its tracks

    09/22/2013 5:34:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 19 September, 2013 | William Marsden
    head brothers gun FacebookTwitter A+- By William Marsden, Postmedia News September 19, 2013 WASHINGTON Adam Head and his brother Victor, two gun-toting plumbers from Pueblo, Colo., were sitting around Victors living room with a few friends last March pondering their next move.The two brothers had spent weeks campaigning against a proposed state law that would ban gun magazines larger than 15 rounds and would impose universal background checks on all private purchases at gun shows. But to no avail.The Colorado legislature had just voted to pass these restrictions into law and the Head brothers were on the warpath.While...
  • Colorado recall shows power of grassroots in gun debate

    09/11/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 September, 2013 | David Codrea
    The recall effort against two Democrat lawmakers who championed tougher gun laws in Colorado succeeded, the Associated Press reported early this morning. Senate President John Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron were turned out by voters angered over their support for citizen disarmament measures so extreme that manufacturers are leaving the state and a sporting sequester boycott has been proposed.While Morse has dismissed the recall as purely symbolic, those who ousted him would argue otherwise. He occupies of the most powerful offices in the state, and his defeat not only showed the power of grassroots gun rights activists when...
  • Obama wants National Gun Control to be like Colorado

    09/08/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | September 8, 2013 | Staff
    Dear Patriotic Conservative, Tuesdays Colorado Recall Election has been called by President Obama, The example of true gun control! The strict, new gun control laws in Colorado are at the heart of the matter for the Tuesday election on September 10th. It is a recall against a couple of senators which backed the gun-grabbing spotlight. Democratic state senators John Morse and Angela Giron are the targets of the pro-gun activists. Their positions are elevated by the moderate/liberal Governor John Hickenlooper, who campaigned against the Second Amendment. But much of the state is rural and attractive to hunters and gun...
  • Join our fight with Mayor Bloomberg in Colorado! [LIVE UPDATES](Buckeye Firearms Association)

    09/04/2013 7:12:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 29 August, 2013 | drieck
    As you may know, Colorado will have a recall election on September 10 to remove two anti-gun senators from office. While Buckeye Firearms Association generally focuses on Ohio, this particular election involves New York City Mayor Bloomberg and could have national repercussions. Three BFA leaders have traveled to Colorado to help lead the fight. And you can be part of the battle as well.
  • CO:Who is the real big bucks bully in the gun control debate?

    09/03/2013 5:37:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Dave Workman
    For many years, the gun ban lobby has portrayed the National Rifle Association as the big money bully in the gun control debate, but stories published today and yesterday suggest that the real big spender is anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has dumped a wad of cash into thwarting a Colorado recall election in defense of two Democrats who could get the boot for backing that states new gun control laws. Bloomberg may not have spent any money in Washington State so far to help determine the future of a 15-page gun control initiative, but that battle really...
  • Lawmakers Avoid Traffic Penalties With Special License Plates

    08/10/2013 3:49:08 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/10/2013 | Brian Koenig
    Thanks to loopholes in Colorado and California laws, local officials and their families are avoiding thousands of dollars in parking fines and traffic violation tickets, according to investigations by a Denver-based CBS affiliate and others. Intended to protect police officers and other public employees from criminals, the Colorado law gives 100 lawmakers and representatives a way to avoid radar tickets for speeding, as well as dodge collection notices on past-due parking tickets. The loophole emanates from a provision that prevents legislative plates from being entered into the Division of Motor Vehicles database; therefore, if someone sporting one of the special...
  • We Should Not Have to Hold Our Noses

    08/09/2013 9:18:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 8/9/13 | Erick Erickson
    Cory Gardner was a tea party hero. In the last 48 hours, hes become a weasel. Gardner bailed on a Tea Party Express event to support Congressman Meadows and Senator Lees attempts to defund Obamacare. Cory Gardner caved to pressure from the GOP leadership. We sent him to Congress as a fighter and instead hes become a lover of the establishment. Its a fact and I suspect youll now see him try to weasel his words over the next forty-eight hours to claim hes for full repeal and defunding doesnt do enough, so he wont support it or something...
  • Ken Buck Back in Colorado

    08/08/2013 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 8, 2013 | Kyle Trygstad
    After a close defeat in 2010, Republican Ken Buck announced on Thursday that he is running for Senate in Colorado again. The Weld County district attorney, whose last bid included some highly publicized gaffes, becomes at least the fourth Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. In 2010, Buck lost to Michael Bennet, then an appointed senator and now the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. That race brought $16 million in independent expenditures, Political MoneyLine reported today. However, at this point in the cycle, Colorado does not appear to be the same battleground that it...
  • U.S. immigration places hold on man in Athens DUI hit-and-run

    08/06/2013 7:37:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Online Athens ^ | August 5, 2013 | Joe Johnson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials placed a hold on an Athens man arrested Saturday night following a drunken hit-and-run crash. Arturo Chamorro-Garduno, 49, a Mexican national who did not have a drivers license, struck three parked cars in a North Bluff Road driveway and left the scene, Athens-Clarke police said. Police said he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The owner of one of the damaged cars followed Chamorro-Gardunos Jeep to his home nearby at 350 North Bluff Road. The victim then called police, who arrived and arrested the man.
  • CO Police Department Targets Local Resident After Applying for a BB Gun Permit

    07/25/2013 6:15:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 July, 2013 | NA
    Grand Junction, CO --( Discharging a BB gun in the city limits of Grand Junction, Colorado (Pop. 50,000) is illegal. In order to try to rid his area of an officially recognized invasive species, the Eurasian Dove which the State of Colorado allows to be hunted with no bag limit. James Shults requested a Discharge Permit to use a 30-year old Daisy BB gun to run the pest from his residence area and from neighbors areas with their permission.After inspection of Shults neighborhood by two separate police sergeants the Chief refused the permit as the neighborhood of single story houses...
  • U.S. Postal Service Parking Lot Gun Ban Unconstitutional

    07/11/2013 7:57:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 9 July, 2013 | William Perry Pendley
    DENVER, CO. A Colorado federal district court ruled today in favor of a Colorado man and a national gun rights group holding that a U.S. Postal Service regulation barring firearms in its parking lots violates their right to keep and bear arms under the Constitution. The district court ruled, openly carrying a firearm outside the home is a liberty protected by the Second Amendment [and the] parking lot adjacent to [Avons Post Office Building] is not a sensitive place [such that] an absolute ban on firearms is substantially related to [Defendants] important public safety objective. Tab Bonidy, who is licensed...
  • #COSEN: Udall gets an opponent and he has an awesome moustache

    07/09/2013 8:43:41 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 3 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 7/9/13 | David Freddoso
    Okay, seriously, though, with polls showing Udall less than invincible (though not necessarily in grave danger) a lot of people are starting to express interest in the race: ...
  • Commierado Mag Swap Successful On Day Law Takes Effect

    07/02/2013 11:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 1 July, 2013 | Ironwill III
    Well, WyoThreeper and myself arrived at the State Capitol today to take part in some good ol' fashion civil disobedience. The news crews were already there interviewing people. A Noon, the organizer of the event, Ryan Teluja, started speaking, making his point on why we were doing what we were about to do. He 'broke the law' first by accepting a 9mm pistol mag that held more than 15 rounds with another gentleman. Then in return, he gave the same gentleman an AR15 magazine for his rifle. Then he offered a magazine for sale, and someone offered him $10 for...
  • County wants to be 51st state

    06/21/2013 10:04:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 6/21/13 | Jack Minor
    GREELEY, Colo. A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and 1978 miniseries Centennial once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in a unique position among Americas counties considering a bid to become the 51st state. Weld County is one of the nations largest counties, and at nearly 3,000 square miles it is larger than the combined land areas of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The county was also immortalized in James Micheners Centennial, a novel about a fictitious town whose history mirrored the history of the state. County officials have...
  • I AM Expendable. Why Colorado. Why me.

    06/21/2013 4:32:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 20 June, 2013 | Mike
    I AM Expendable. Why Colorado. Why me. A personal note to the two former residents of Dennis Avenue who I know read this blog. Do us all a favor and don't rat me out on this post. I'm going to be speaking frankly and she doesn't need the worry. In Colorado, not all the Nazis are in the state legislature and the governor's mansion. Some pick up the trash along the roads (and not in a chain gang, unfortunately). Along with all the defeatist claptrap troll responses to We Are Expendable, bleating about "every day the bluefor gets stronger...
  • Messaging Fail in Colorado Recall

    06/19/2013 3:29:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    A key message of the pro-gun advocates trying to unseat Senate President John Morse is that hes a stooge for New York Citys mayor and not really representing his district in Colorado.So what is the first message he posted as it appeared the Secretary of State would approve enough signatures for his recall? Meanwhile, Mr. Morse, a Colorado Springs Democrat, released a statement Monday on his Facebook page asking for out-of-state help from those in traditionally liberal cities to help fight the recall effort. We can get phone lists to you and things like that and have you help from...
  • CO: Open Act of Defiance: Magazine Swap at the Capitol

    06/16/2013 11:59:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 15 June, 2013 | Resister in the Rockies
    Please help spread the message. At Midnight on July 1st, 2013, the unenforceable and unconstitutional Colorado ban on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, a number that was arbitrarily chosen with no logical reason, goes into effect. This 'law' is so bad, that sheriffs from 54 of Colorados 64 counties are suing to have it overturned. In defiance of this law, which is repugnant to the Constitution and therefor null and void, we as free Citizens of Colorado and of the united States of America, will join together to freely trade, buy and swap "high-capacity" firearm magazines in...
  • CO-GOV: Hickenlooper picked a lousy time for a campaign party (Could blue CO go red again?)

    06/14/2013 11:51:58 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 23 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/14/13 | David Freddoso
    Is Blue Colorado in danger of flipping back to Red? Until recently, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, D, was quite a popular figure in his state. No longer. Quinnipiac now has his approvals below 50 percent, and hes slightly underwater with independents. Voters also disapprove of the Democratic state legislature, which recently enacted strict gun control laws (and whose Senate leader is now subject to a recall effort) 49 percent to 36 percent approving...
  • Recall of anti-2nd Amendment Colorado Senate President John Morse Succeeds

    06/07/2013 6:09:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 4 June, 2013 | NA
    Signature totals greater than number of votes cast for Morse's election Colorado Springs, CO, June 4, 2013, The Basic Freedom Defense Fund (BFDF -, the Colorado grassroots group heading the recall of State Senate President John Morse (D - Colorado Springs), announced that they have submitted 16,046 District 11 voter petition signatures to the Colorado Secretary of States' office for the recall of John Morse. This exceeds both the 7,178 signatures necessary and also exceeds the total number of votes (13,451) cast for Morse during his 2010 election.The results of this historic recall effort were achieved despite the efforts...
  • Unknown dead buried with reverence at Catholic cemetery

    06/06/2013 7:10:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Denver, Colo., Jun 6, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA).- At the Archdiocese of Denver's Mount Olivet Cemetery, no person is buried without prayers being said over them – even those whose identities are a mystery. “Sometimes we don't even know the person’s name; they could come to us as a John Doe,” Llyod Swint, assistant director of Cemeteries and Mortuaries for the Denver archdiocese, told CNA June 4. “We’ll offer prayers for the repose of their souls, for the forgiveness of their sins, their deliverance into the arms of Christ.” Because Mount Olivet and the Archdiocese mortuary are on the...
  • School database loses backers as parents balk over privacy -(Gates Foundation funded Common Core )

    06/02/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2013 | Stephanie Simon
    100 million database set up to store extensive records on millions of public school students has stumbled badly since its launch this spring, with officials in several states backing away from the project amid protests from irate parents. The database, funded mostly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is intended to track students from kindergarten through high school by storing myriad data points: test scores, learning disabilities, discipline records - even teacher assessments of a child's character. The idea is that consolidated records make it easier for teachers to use software that mines data to identify academic weaknesses. Games,...
  • AFA graduation: Class of 2013 told to 'do what is right for our Air Force'

    05/29/2013 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/29/2013 | Jakob Rodgers
    Beneath a rousing flyover of decades-old warbirds, 1,024 newly commissioned second lieutenants graduated Wednesday from the Air Force Academy - saluting the military's past while looking to its future. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, in one of his last acts as the Air Force's top civilian, implored the cadets to tackle the service's many challenges, a lingering war, fiscal uncertainty and the "scourge" of pervasive sexual assaults during the ceremony at Falcon Stadium. "Each of you is responsible for the character of this Air Force, and its reputation," Donley said. "And I therefore charge you to serve with integrity, and...
  • This NEEDS FREEPING please!join a lawsuit opposing new gun legislation in Colorado?

    05/28/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 11 replies
    Steamboat today ^ | 5/28/2013 | Steamboat Today
    Do you support Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins decision to join a lawsuit opposing new gun legislation in Colorado?
  • CO:Woman Shoots At Burglar

    05/28/2013 6:21:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    KKTV ^ | 26 May, 2013 | Alyssa Chin
    A man tried to break into a woman's bedroom in the middle of the night. She said she was able to scare him off when she got her gun. This happened near Union and Platte in Colorado Springs. Diana Richter woke up to a man popping off the screen to her bedroom window. She opened fire toward him with a gun after she shouted warnings at him several times. "I was saying whoever you are, I don't know who you are, but I will shoot you. Back away from my house," Richter recalled. It was just after 3 a.m. when...
  • Sun-Times columnist Steve Neal dies

    02/19/2004 12:13:31 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 497+ views
    Steve Neal, Chicago's premiere political columnist for decades, famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of history and political lore, for endlessly swapping stories with political junkies and for his books that ranged from a biography of Wendell Wilkie to the correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman, died Wednesday at his Hinsdale home. He was 54 and had been hospitalized overnight this week at Northwestern Hospital for a heart problem, his family said. Hinsdale police said they responded to a carbon monoxide alarm Wednesday afternoon at the home. Mr. Neal was among the city's most savvy political analysts, but unlike many...
  • Colorado Sheriffs file Second Amendment lawsuit against anti-gun bills

    05/19/2013 7:57:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 18 April, 2013 | David Kopel
    On Friday, May 17, fifty-four Colorado Sheriffs filed a civil rights lawsuit in Federal District Court in Denver, against two anti-gun bills passed by the Colorado legislature in March. Joining the Sheriffs as Plaintiffs are the Colorado Farm Bureau, disabled persons, Outdoor Buddies (an organization that helps disabled persons participate in outdoor sports), the Colorado Outfitters Association (the trade association for hunting guides), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (the trade association for the firearms industry), magazine manufacturer Magpul, federally-licensed firearms dealers, the states largest shooting range, the Colorado State Shooting Association (governing body for the shooting sports in Colorado), and...
  • Colorado sheriffs suing over gun control measures

    05/16/2013 8:49:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 16 May, 2013 | AP
    DENVER (AP) A group of Colorado sheriffs unhappy with recent gun control laws are planning to file a lawsuit to block them.
  • IRS SCANDAL HITS CO: Did Sen. Bennet in 2012 Request IRS Target of Conservative Orgs? ( Colorado)

    05/14/2013 7:18:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | May 14, 2013
    Internal Revenue Service to investigate conservative groups? Was the IRS to read between the lines of his request? A keen observation by View from a Height blogger Joshua Sharf may have tied Colorados Democratic U.S. Senator Bennet, who now chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, to the most recent Internal Revenue Service scandal. Late last week, the IRS came under scrutiny for targeting conservative groups, such as the Richmond Tea Party, for inappropriate intrusion into their business dealings. According to the DailyMail, the Richmond Tea Party received a letter in January 2012 asking that they complete a 55-question document that...
  • SWEATING BULLETS: Are Colorado Democrats Worried About Gun Control Recall Campaigns?

    05/01/2013 3:31:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 28 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 30, 2013 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    With the frequency of flailing attacks left-wing Colorado Pols has been throwing out lately against the impending recall campaigns of Democratic Senators Hudak and Morse and Representative McLachlan, you might begin to wonder if they doth protest too much. (Note to Michele Bachmann its not protestest too much) It makes you wonder if some on the left have polled the issue and are beginning to worry that a low-turnout recall election is more than just a minor annoyance. Should any of the petition drives succeed, a recall election would likely be very low turnout, which would favor the highly...
  • Erie-based Magpul begins making ammunition magazines outside Colorado

    04/30/2013 11:13:22 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 04/30/2013 | John Aguilar
    Magpul Industries, the Erie-based ammunition magazine maker that pledged to leave Colorado after gun control legislation was signed into law in March, is for the first time manufacturing its weapons accessories out of state. The company revealed the news in a Facebook reply late Monday night to a customer who expressed frustration with the lack of information about where Magpul planned to move its operations. You have lots of people interested in this, might as well satisfy the masses and come out with it already, Daniel Wooldridge wrote. This morning, the company provided a little more detail about what it...