Changes to the Daily Camera website, and more

HELP BOULDER’S OWN HOMELESS PEOPLE, NOT TRANSIENTS!

By Max R. Weller

(Mark Leffingwell, Daily Camera Staff Photographer)

I noticed this morning, when I wanted to check out readers’ comments following this story — Body of young man pulled from Boulder Creek near main library — that the Daily Camera has switched its login procedure for anyone wishing to comment. Now, the DC is sharing the Disqus system used by the Denver Post which requires a Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, or Google account. Certainly, this is a step in the right direction towards holding commenters accountable for inappropriate (and sometimes vaguely threatening) remarks. Still, a direct Facebook login would be best; almost nobody would want to risk having their Facebook account suspended or deleted permanently just to tell the Homeless Philosopher that he’s going to spend the rest of his life in a facility for the criminally insane (apparently for criticizing Boulder’s homeless shelter/services industry, because my 5-year sentence and parole for real crimes ended in January, 2008).

BTW, I signed up for Disqus but have no plans to comment on the DC’s website.

As if it were needed, here’s further evidence that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) is a nincompoop: Boulder Rep. Jared Polis: Limited number of seats for GOP debate ‘insulting’ in the DC. I doubt that Republicans are going to lie awake at night worrying about the opinion of someone who is an embarrassment to the Democratic Party:

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Come on, Jared, when are you going to marry your partner and give your two kids a real family? Do you support Gay Marriage or not? If you can’t provide leadership BY EXAMPLE on this issue, you’re a HYPOCRITE as well as a ninny.

I’m enjoying my new campsite . . . I can’t say that I’m still enjoying my usual spot in the 4900 block of N. Broadway, not with a drunken party every day underneath the nearby pine trees on Dakota Ridge’s property. Will someone in authority please do something about these bums?

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