User Profile: Rick494


Member Since: August 16, 2011


  • [2] November 18, 2015 at 1:37pm

    The article has 1 more word than the headline, 2 if you count Paris (AP).

  • [9] November 10, 2015 at 11:51am

    “Vigilante and extra-judicial killings of Black people…” Wouldn’t that be an argument FOR allowing law-abiding citizens to carry guns?

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  • [42] November 2, 2015 at 9:52am

    The property taxes were being paid. Did the city not contact the lien holder/mortgage company? The lien holder has an interest in the home. Since there’s a mortgage, I assume there’s a home owner’s insurance company also.

  • [10] November 1, 2015 at 10:07pm

    Colorado Springs allows open carry. In most of Colorado, open carry is allowed.

  • [1] November 1, 2015 at 11:55am

    Colorado Springs is conservative. Open carry is legal in the city, and the sheriff does not make it any harder than necessary to get an concealed carry permit. The shooting occurred within a few miles of the main city police station, and about a mile from the municipal courthouse. It started relatively early on a Saturday morning, when most people are just getting out of bed. Sometimes you can’t fix stupid people. I’m sure we’ll find out more in the coming days about the mental state of the criminal.

  • October 10, 2015 at 12:04pm

    I wonder what’s the percentage of students who can’t own or carry a pistol (or obtain a CCP), because they’re under 21. I wonder if the professor thought about the fact his fellow educators may obtain a CCP (if they don’t already have one), and defend themselves and their students, in case some criminal decided to attack.

  • [4] May 22, 2015 at 10:02am

    I don’t understand the issue. Many cities in this country take water from a river, clean it, use it, flush it down the toilet, clean it, and then dump it back into the river. The next city down the river repeats the process. Toilet to tap is done all the time. Even in the city I live, which gets water directly from reservoirs has fish and animal excrement before it’s cleaned.

  • [7] May 13, 2015 at 1:01pm

    The shooters in Columbine were minors. They could NOT legally buy guns. They violated the law in getting their firearms. Whoever gave/sold them the firearms broke the law. Incidentally, they violated the law when they built their IEDs also. Also, assuming you’re talking about gun shows, the vast majority of the sellers there are FFL holders and are required to run background checks. Any transactions between private individuals whether at a gun show or not, in most states, don’t have to run a background check, but it’s still illegal to sell to felons and minors. It’s illegal for a felon or minor to buy a firearm. BTW, this applies to federal agents also.

  • [1] May 11, 2015 at 9:35am

    I find it very interesting these stories about wildlife in the neighborhood. A coyote in NYC and a bear in Florida are national news? In my neighborhood, we regularly get visits from a pack of coyotes, bears, foxes, bobcats, and other wildlife. You just learn to live with them, ie. lock up your garbage can, build stronger fences, and teach your kids not to harass them. In most cases, if you leave them alone, they’ll leave you alone, and perhaps they’ll even help control your rabbit and squirrel populations.

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  • [44] March 4, 2015 at 3:58pm

    In my city in Colorado, the sidewalk in front of your house belong to you, are your responsibility, and are a public easement to remain open to the public. You are required to remove snow from them within 24 hours.

  • [2] February 2, 2015 at 10:58am

    Great game! Both teams deserved to win, of course, only one could come out on top in the end. The majority of the players played they way we teach our kids: play your best until the final whistle. The game could have gone either way. I look forward to watching both teams next season. Until then, there’s the baseball season that starts in only a couple of months. Go Red Sox!

  • [13] February 1, 2015 at 11:11pm

    Great game. (Even better that my Patriots won.) It was the way all Superbowl games should be, contested all the way to the final minute.

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  • [-1] January 26, 2015 at 12:18pm

    God cares about us. We care about football. Therefore, God cares about football, at least on how it affects us and our relationships with Him and with one another.

  • [54] January 26, 2015 at 12:12pm

    I’ve a crazy idea. Why don’t we let Alaskans decide how Alaska lands should be managed?

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  • [9] January 22, 2015 at 9:19am

    If the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is consistent, this bakery will lose. I disagreed with the Commission’s decision about the other bakery and I disagree that this bakery should be forced to make a cake that violates their conscience.

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  • [17] January 14, 2015 at 1:11pm

    The problem is the government believes it runs the business. A private business is a business owned by a private individual or by private individuals. When one does business with a business, one contracts with the business for a product and/or services. The government should not be involved unless there is a violation with that contract. There’s no violation if one party or the other refuses to enter into that contract. If there’s discrimination that one feels is unjust, they are free to inform everyone about that discrimination. If most people agree it’s unjust, they’ll not do business with that company and the company will go out of business. For the government to force a business to serve anyone is to dictate who people may or may not do business with. It’s the same as telling people they may not do business with Jews, but must do business with the government sponsored business. Should we force catering business owned by a homosexual couple to cater a West Boro Baptist anti-gay dinner?

  • December 19, 2014 at 3:07pm

    They seem to be more suggestions than commandments:
    1. Change according to the way whatever you accept as evidence changes.
    2. Try to learn the truth.
    3. Science as we know it is god.
    4. You can do whatever you want with your body.
    5. Reject God.
    6. Try to take responsibility and remember actions have consequences.
    7. Try to treat others how you think they should be treated.
    8. Try to think about others.
    9. Live however you think is right.
    10.Leave the world a better place than you found it.

  • December 16, 2014 at 12:36am

    “If I bought a Corvette and drove it over 100 mph into a crowd of people, would that be Chevrolet’s fault?”

    It’s more equivalent to stealing a Corvette, after killing the owner, and after driving over 100 mph into a crowd of people, suing Chevrolet, because they built a car that can drive over 10 mph.

  • December 9, 2014 at 1:32pm

    Where is the ACLU in defending this kid’s freedom of religion? Or do they only defend freedom from religion?

  • [2] December 9, 2014 at 1:30pm

    “The school grounds are considered private property…”
    If a public school’s grounds are private property then prayers may be hosted by the school and administrator. If a public school’s grounds are private property then my property taxes are not to be used to support it. If a public school’s grounds are private property then my income taxes should not be used to support it. If a public school’s grounds are private property then the police are not to enforce the school’s dress code (only trespass laws/ordinances).

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