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Old 03-19-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO - Capitol Hill
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It's the last straw for me. There has been so much liberal legislation recently that we have decided Colorado will not work for us. I see the future and it's not the way we want to live.
Funny. We're moving from Alabama to Colorado for the exact opposite reason. You might love it in Alabama then.

 
Old 03-19-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: 5280 above liquid
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Our data is already out there in numerous data bases; security issues can be fixed to our satisfaction. I do my banking on line, like millions of others, and my bank guarantees me no losses if hackers get into my account. Be not afraid.
From Privacy Matters.

ID Theft Facts and Statistics

  • According to two studies done in July 2003, one by Gartner Research and the other by Harris Interactive, approximately 7-10 million people had their identities stolen in the prior 12 months. That works out to 19,178 victims per day, 799 per hour, 13.3 per minute.1
  • Identity theft victims now spend an average of 600 hours recovering from ID theft, often over a period of years, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (IRTC). Three years ago, the average recovery time spent was 175 hours.1
  • Based on 600 hours multiplied by the indicated identity theft victim's wages, this equals nearly $16,000 in lost potential or realized income.1
  • Victims spend an average of $1,400 in out-of-pocket expenses, an increase of 85% from previous studies.1
  • Law enforcement figures indicate that the average arrest rate for ID theft crimes is under 5% of all reported cases by victims.1
  • Nearly 85% of all victims find out about their Identity theft case in a negative manner (for example, being denied credit or loan applications, finding unauthorized charges on credit card accounts, etc.). Only 15% of victims find out due to a proactive action taken by a business.2
  • While victims are finding out about their cases earlier, it is taking far longer now than before to eliminate negative information from credit reports.2
  • Crimes committed after ID theft occurs include the opening of a credit card (73%) and the takeover of a card account (27%), according to respondents.2
  • Victims say the emotional impact of ID theft is comparable to the emotional impact of violent crime.2
  • In 2004, 9.3 million Americans were victims of ID theft.2
  • According to the FTC, the total U.S. annual identity fraud cost in 2004 was $52.6 billion, an increase of 2.3% from the 2003 inflation-adjusted level of $51.4 billion.2
  • Most thieves still obtain personal information through traditional rather than electronic channels. In the cases where the method was known, information was obtained off-line 68.2% of the time, while information used for ID theft was obtained via the Internet only 11.6% of the time.2
  • Conventional methods (e.g., lost or stolen wallets, misappropriation by family and friends, and theft of paper mail) are still among the most common ways thieves gain access to information that can be used to commit ID theft.2
I've highlighted the reasons I would not want an ID Card, with all my sensitive information on it. You're a little more trusting of companies with your sensitive info than I am, however I'm for choice in the matter and not mandating a national ID card for everyone.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Why do I feel like the next forms of civil protest here in Colorado will be weed smoking, gay shot gun weddings with assault rifles? You have to admit this state is a pretty odd duck.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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This is a turning point in Colorado's history - GUN CONTROL in Colorado...unbelievable. I thought Colorado was a renegade state....no longer, sadly. These gun control measures will not do a thing to decrease gun-related crimes, but that is NOT what this is about...this is about Western Socialist policy...government control over the people...chopping at the Constitution/Bill of Rights (i.e. our only protection from the government). Whatever happened to the notion of being suspicious of "big brother" and "power to the people" - now people just line up at the voting polls to give away their rights. We should ALL be voting to secure our rights...instead of fearing those around us which just scare us into running to the government and begging them to please pass laws to protect us....Who is going to protect us from them? Wake up, people, this is not about liberal vs. conservative....this is about government control...when is it enough? I pray we don't give too many of our rights away that we are left at the mercy of the govt. If that ever happens, God help us!
Why are you ashamed of Colorado? We didn't vote for this. Liberals hijacked the state legislature and almost immediately started cramming bad legislation through, despite the fact that they didn't even run on gun control. It was a coup engineered by East Coast liberals to make an example of Colorado.

Here's why you should be PROUD of this state. We're recalling these guys. At least least three Democratic legislators are facing possible recalls. Second, we're going to repeal the magazine capacity limit. Two ballot initiatives have been filed that would basically undo that particular piece of the gun control package. Finally, Republicans will have a banner year in 2014.

I saw an admittedly non-scientific Denver Post online poll showing that, out of 33,000 votes, a whopping 90% believed that Democrats were overreaching this year. On the traditionally liberal Denver Post. Can you even imagine?

Democrats have made Colorado look like a blue state. But they have, in fact, made us a red state again.

It's going to be a real hassle to deal with the next several months, but Colorado's sweet conservatism is on the rise.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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Funny. We're moving from Alabama to Colorado for the exact opposite reason. You might love it in Alabama then.
Democrats have basically laid a pretty firm foundation for a Republican resurgence in Colorado that will make the state look much more like Alabama.

You reap what you sow, and Democrats have sown a mighty harvest for the GOP by trying gun control in a fanatically pro-gun state like this.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Originally Posted by AndriaDPM View Post
This is a turning point in Colorado's history - GUN CONTROL in Colorado...unbelievable. I thought Colorado was a renegade state....no longer, sadly. These gun control measures will not do a thing to decrease gun-related crimes, but that is NOT what this is about...this is about Western Socialist policy...government control over the people...chopping at the Constitution/Bill of Rights (i.e. our only protection from the government). Whatever happened to the notion of being suspicious of "big brother" and "power to the people" - now people just line up at the voting polls to give away their rights. We should ALL be voting to secure our rights...instead of fearing those around us which just scare us into running to the government and begging them to please pass laws to protect us....Who is going to protect us from them? Wake up, people, this is not about liberal vs. conservative....this is about government control...when is it enough? I pray we don't give too many of our rights away that we are left at the mercy of the govt. If that ever happens, God help us!
Yes, a TURNING POINT! Because lunatics keep getting ahold of guns and walking into public places and gunning people down! It SHOULD be a turning point!

I fully support the the current legislation in Colorado. Gun nuts will still be able to own guns. Will this solve the problem completely? No. The irresponsible mother in CT taught her mentally unstable son to shoot and left guns within his reach. But I do know this. More guns is NOT the solution. But then I'm not a conspiracy theorist wacko who spends every spare dime building up an arsenal in my basement
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Got zero problem with any of those, except that the last seems a little over the top.
I agree. The last one, no. The rest, very reasonable.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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Yes, a TURNING POINT! Because lunatics keep getting ahold of guns and walking into public places and gunning people down! It SHOULD be a turning point!
How will any of these new (and possibly soon-to-be-overturned and/or repealed) laws prevent evildoers set on mass-murder from obtaining the guns to do so?

It's 90 minutes to Wyoming.

Last edited by GoneNative; 03-19-2013 at 02:35 PM..
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Funny. We're moving from Alabama to Colorado for the exact opposite reason. You might love it in Alabama then.
Don't be shocked when you get here to Colorado to see someone open carrying a handgun....It's legal to do so here....It's not in Allybama..[sic]
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