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Article: GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine   

A GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine. Bernie Herpin, a state senator elected in the wake of gun control laws that spurred the recall of several Democratic senators, made the comments in support of his bill to overturn Colorado’s ban on extended magazines and drums like the one James Holmes used to kill and maim over 70 people.

But it’s apparently a “good thing” he had it.

What a disgusting, heinous person.

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No, People In Colorado Are Not Using Food Stamps To Buy Pot

What happens when you mistake satire for real news? Headlines like the one above!

Remember Colorado State Sen. Vickie Marble? You last saw her claiming poverty was higher among those in the “black race” because they eat too much fried chicken.

Yeah. Her. She’s still in office.

Anyhow, she and the Douglas County Republican Party were duped by a satire site into believing Colorado food stamp recipients were using their benefits to buy pot. In her role as state senator, she filed a bill to stop it.

Oops.

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Activists Step Up For Flood Relief In Colorado

As I write, it is Sunday night.  It’s been raining all day, and we are once again seeing flooding across the region.  And the relief group once again spent all day building infrastructure and organizing volunteer efforts.  In less than three days we’ve sent out five cleanup teams, built a database of 400 volunteers, raised two thousand dollars, established relationships with a dozen other organizations, and built a large online presence and internal digital communications system.

It is still raining outside and fresh information about devastated areas and new evacuations comes in every few minutes.  There is a growing feeling that the damage is absolutely massive, but at this point, no one really knows.  All we can do is organize as quickly as possible and help as many folks as we can, while staying safe ourselves.  But ultimately this is a once in a generation natural disaster that will have permanent impact in central Colorado.  There is nothing that citizen’s groups like Boulder Flood Relief, or more established organizations and agencies can do to avert that fact.

More information about Boulder Flood Relief is available at boulderfloodrelief.org and they are on Facebook at Occupy Boulder Flood Relief.

Beautiful

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Los residentes de Colorado: Asistencia por desastre de FEMA

ASISTENCIA POR DESASTRE

Si sufrió recientemente por daños o pérdidas por las tormentas severas, inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra y lodo, podría ser elegible para recibir ayuda por desastre.

Para inscribirse, llame al: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

Al solicitar, favor de tener la siguiente información disponible:

  • El número de seguro social (incluído su cónyuge).
  • Información de la póliza de seguros, si tiene alguna.
  • Dirección y código postal de la propiedad.
  • Direcciones de cómo llegar a la vivienda o propiedad dañada.
  • Número de teléfono donde se le pueda contactar o dejar un mensaje.

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How to help those impacted by flooding in Colorado

There’s several things you can do to help those in Colorado even if you don’t live close by. For example, the Longmont Humane Society can use your donations directly — since Thursday morning, they have sheltered 55 dogs, 34 cats, 1 grey goose and 2 leopard geckos as flood victims. Help them with their mission by donating cash or supplies from their Amazon wish list. They’re updating their Facebook page regularly.

Also, Foothills United Way has established the ‘Foothills Flood Relief Fund’ to be used toward health and human services for those affected by the flooding in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Check out the link from CBS, as well as Occupy Denver and Occupy Boulder Flood Relief's Facebook pages. These two organizations have come together to share a multitude of resources and information.

As always, if you live in the area, be safe and help thy neighbor. As of now (9/15/13, 4:23 PM MST), there are 326 people unaccounted for in the area. The local sheriff’s department is asking those who have self-evacuated and are not at shelters to call in and report they are safe. Here’s the details from the Office of Emergency Management for Boulder County:

If someone who lives in a flood zone has self-evacuated to a safe location, they are asked to call in to the Public Call Center, to report that they are safe. That number is 303-413-7730.  If you have reported someone as unaccounted for previously and then learned that they are safe, please also report that to the Public Call Center as well.

Here’s the latest on evacuation orders, road closures, boil advisories, and shelters from the floods in the Boulder area.

This is now being called a 1,000 year flood as Coloradans brace for four more inches of rain this afternoon. And it’s not just Boulder. It’s an area roughly the size of Connecticut. Here’s the rundown from the State Office of Emergency Management: 

Statewide

  • Nine counties and five city Emergency Operations Centers are activated.
  • Flood conditions are spread across the Front Range across 15 counties including: Boulder, El Paso, Larimer, Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Fremont, Jefferson, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington, and Weld counties. This is almost 200 miles from north to south.
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Reported Missing: 1,253 (approximate and changing throughout the day)
  • Evacuated Persons: 11,700
  • Shelter Population Total: 1,872
  • Shelters: 26 Shelters open
  • Declarations: FEMA –Major Disaster Declaration (CO4145) | FEMA – 3365-EM Emergency Declaration
  • Residential Structures: 17,494 damaged | 1.502 destroyed
  • State Emergency Operations Center is operating at 24 hours at Level I
  • Information updates posted at www.COEmergency.com , Twitter @COEmergency, and Facebook at COEmergency. Hashtags: #COflood, #BoulderFlood, #JeffcoFlood, #LarimerFlood, #WaldoFlood
  • Donations and Volunteer Information: www.HelpColoradoNow.org or 2-1-1
  • Register at www.SafeAndWell.org to let families members know you have evacuated safely or to check on loved ones.

C’mon Tumblr folks — let’s do what we can.

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Live updates: Colorado flash flooding in Boulder, Denver, Longmont, Colorado Springs

This is updated every few minutes with road closures, city curfews, and evacuations. 

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BREAKING: Federal government won't block Colorado marijauna legalization

The federal government will not make it a priority to block marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington or close down recreational marijuana stores, so long as the stores abide by state regulations, according to new guidance being issued Thursday to federal prosecutors across the country.

The guidance — the details of which were provided by a Justice Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity — is a significant rewrite of the federal approach to marijuana prosecutions in states that have loosened laws around cannabis.

If the DOJ and DEA abide by this, the loosening of the restrictions is HUGE — particularly because Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. is convening a hearing to re-examine federal law relating to marijuana prohibitions.

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Weld County begins divorce proceedings with the State of Colorado. Name the 51st state!

My contribution:

"West Dakota.

Or these folks could just head north to the promised land of Wyoming where there’s no recognition or type of same-sex unions, no legal weed, no state tax, all the boomsticks, fireworks year-round, and you can frack the hell out of everything. BONUS: Wyoming has a such rage boner for Colorado, so NoCo refugees could totally get in on that.”

So why does Northern Colorado want to form its own state? Full story here.

Filed under Colorado Politics 51st State gun control taxes marijuana fracking frack all the things

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Come see me perform LIVE in Colorado Springs!

LARAMIE AND COLORADO PEEPS!

Do you like stand up comedy?

How about stand up comedy and weed?

TONIGHT Cameron V. Humanity and I are going to be performing at the Speak Easy Vape Lounge on Bijou Street in Colorado Springs.

We’re featuring for Comedian Anton Knight, a wicked funny dude from the Las Vegas Strip!

Here’s the details:

Tonight at 8:00pm, Dubz Womble hosts a night of Comedy featuring noted Vegas Comedian Anton Knight. 21+ w/ Valid ID.

Bring your own Budz | Drink Specials all night | NO RED CARD NEEDED

Speak Easy Vape Lounge 

2508 East Bijou Street 

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909 

Giggles and bud, you can’t lose! Come watch me do stand up live with some fab folks!

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Do you like stand up comedy?

How about stand up comedy and weed?

Well, tomorrow night Cameron V. Humanity and Meg Simons are going to be performing at the Speak Easy Vape Lounge on Bijou Street in Colorado Springs.

We’re featuring for Anton Knight, a wicked funny dude from the Las Vegas Strip!

Here’s the details:

Tomorrow at 8:00pm, Dubz Womble hosts a night of Comedy featuring noted Vegas Comedian Anton Knight. 21+ w/ Valid ID.

Bring your own Budz | Drink Specials all night | NO RED CARD NEEDED

Speak Easy Vape Lounge
2508 East Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909 

Click here for more info!

If you follow me on Tumblr, come introduce yourself. Giggles and bud, you can’t lose!

Cheers,
Meg

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