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Hill: Pouring cold coffee on my morning newspaper

A mountain lion was killed on Vail Pass and someone took home the road-kill as Colorado Parks and Wildlife allows people to do. Hungry anyone?

The Daily Mail – what would we do without the charade of political opinions coinciding with the venomous pre-election banter of incessant character assassination in the media? We need more than just bumper stickers platitudes and attacks on Hammer that betray lack of ideas, we need a forward-thinking leader. Shallow or what?

“Cabin Fever” author comes to Breck for a stop on his Common Reader book tour spinning naturalism in the guise of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond. “I don’t recommend everyone build a secluded cabin in the woods. No, it’s not necessary to abandon civilization to understand we are all part of nature.” Thoreau was more the civil disobedient than nature worshipper. Jailed in pre-Civil War days for civil disobedience he was asked by Ralph Waldo Emerson why he was in there. His reply, “Why are you out there?”

Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in the death of inmate – a 56 year old, African American street preach with a heart condition – as they tased him, put him in a sleeper hold, then five of them jumped on him and he died. The three week civil trial (not criminal trial of five abusive deputies) awarded the family $4.65 million in damages. Verdict comes amid calls for federal investigation of other cases as well. Why has this happened? Protect the shield at all costs even over protect and serve the public?

My question to those who send in their Daily Mail and those who read it is: Why are you out there trying to sell your own form of cabin fever when it’s time for some civil disobedience that goes beyond the affluent entitlement and faces the “cell block road-kill” of a precious human being? Wake up America, wake up!

Bud Hill

Summit County

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