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Boulder Traffic Alert Today October 28th during GOP debates on Campus


The City of Boulder anticipates several localized traffic delays on Wednesday, Oct. 28 related to the Republican Presidential candidate debate to be held in the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. donald trump 33

Light traffic impacts will occur throughout the day as candidates, media and attendees arrive on campus. The combination of national media, groups exercising First Amendment rights, candidates and related security details, and the normal rush hour traffic may cause significant delays on Broadway, US 36, and around campus later in the day.

Drivers wishing to avoid potential traffic congestion may wish to use alternate routes or adjust their travel schedules. Rolling road closures and traffic delays are expected on Broadway between Arapahoe Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue between 3 p.m. to 6:30 attendees and advocacy groups arrive and between 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. when the debate adjourns. Regent Drive has been closed for the debate.

Debate ticket holders are expected to be onsite between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The majority of attendees for the debate are expected to be bused to campus from offsite locations, use public transportation or walk to the event.

CU also is providing a Free Speech Zone on campus at the Business Field, just north of the Coors Event Center; this area will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The city has approved three advocacy permits related to the debate for groups who expect to exercise their First Amendment rights. One group intends to be entirely on campus. Two others plan to gather in Central Park at 3 p.m. and walk to the Free Speech Zone between 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Advocacy groups have indicated that many participants will be bused into the city as there is no event parking associated with the debate.

The debate will be televised on CNBC, and candidates are expected to be in place well in advance of the event.  For more information on the debate, go to

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No Charges for Boulder Killer Cops


As to be expected Boulder DA Stan Garnett did not bring charges against the two Boulder Police officers involved in the shooting of CU student Sam Forgy. Garnett and Boulder police have been silent since the night of the shooting in July. This is usually an indication that the DA will back the Police.

Forgys mother was in shock over the announcement and disappointed.  Garnett did reveal that an assault team of 4 officers entered the apartment complex where Forgy was standing naked on a balcony , screaming, high on acid holding a hammer. The officer had shields and enough power to overwhelm Forgy but decided instead to shoot him dead.

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Sam Forgy shot dead by Boulder police

A high level police official told Boulder Channel 1 News “that the officer was new, inexperienced  and he panicked.”

A prominent Boulder Criminal defense lawyer to us, that ” it is typical for the DA to back the police officers in his jurisdiction. He has to work with them. He has to give them the benefit of the doubt. He hopes no one will call him out  on it. If he charged the officers , his career as DA and his political career would be over. This was a political decision not a moral one ”

A local police chief told us; ” police commit a lot of bad shootings. This is one and it should not be swept under the rug… but it has been.”

Another lawyer told us…. “This is a classic wrongful death case “… The family could sue the city of Boulder, the county, the police officers and the DA.  This is a high dollar case too. In the millions of dollars.  The attorneys will sue in civil court and the truth about what happened that night will come out. The lawyers will put the officers and the DA on the stand. It won’t be pretty. I would say the city will have to settle this for 5 to 15 million dollars before it goes to court.” The city and county do not want a case like this in court.”

Boulder Channel 1 news has learned “that a team of high profile attorneys and investigators have been working on this case at the behest of the family since the day after the shooting.”


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Conference on World Affairs

Conference on World Affairs


Conference on World Affairs

Boulder school teacher Leanne Soucek and some of her students are blogging for Boulder Channel 1 at the Conference on World Affairs at C.U. this week. #CWA2015

About the Events:
A forum on international affairs since 1948, the Conference on World Affairs is hosted annually at the University of C.U. campus and encompasses the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and more.

All events are free and open to the public-and attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni, townsfolk, journalists and visitors from around the nation. Audiences range in size from an intimate 100 to over 2,000 at individual sessions, with a combined total of about 92,000 over the course of five days.

Find more on the Conferences and the #CWA2015 with continuing stories from students and C.U. professors!

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Sips from the Fire Hose: Distilled #CWA2015

Sips from the Fire Hose: Distilled #CWA2015

Malcolm Gibson: 2015 CWA attendance draws to a close--and before hearing reflections of 30 high school students tomorrow in Socratic Seminar, these are several of my first "sips," distilled from reflecting on a number of panelists' views. Over the next several days I'll share others.[READ|SHARE]
Sipping from the Fire Hose #CWA2015

Sipping from the Fire Hose #CWA2015

We need all the voices, all the knowledge and all the distilled wisdom. May we have the courage to sip and hydrate from the fire hose, not very comfortable....[READ|SHARE]
Thoughts on the CWA by Leanne Soucek

Thoughts on the CWA by Leanne Soucek

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.[READ|SHARE]
Gays Saved Marriage Panel

Gays Saved Marriage Panel

Same-sex marriage fight has made people think about the importance if marriage.[READ|SHARE]
Leonard Pitts talk

Leonard Pitts talk

Americans think "problem solved" because we are ruled by a black president named Obama and a black queen named Oprah.[READ|SHARE]
Student responses to globalization of terror

Student responses to globalization of terror

Joanne Huskey talked about being in the EMBASSY bombing, she and her kids were in the basement and her husband was on the 4th floor. Everyone on the middle floors was killed. She strongly suggested using globalization against terrorism building understanding and connections with people of other cultures.[READ|SHARE]
Mind-blower #CWA2015

Mind-blower #CWA2015

As I stood in line to thank Joanne Huskey, I had the opportunity to visit with someone in line (since I didn't ask his permission, not saying his name or position). He, too, had survived in the '98 US Embassy bombing. I am humbled and praying for the safety of a child who is now working in do we create respect and trust? How do we release fear????[READ|SHARE]
Conclusion #CWA2015

Conclusion #CWA2015

What is manageable degree of risk? Economy of security? Terrorists are winning because of money spent...[READ|SHARE]
Student Questions #CWA2015

Student Questions #CWA2015

What is Rupert Murdoch's role in world problems?[READ|SHARE]
Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

Media is culpable in creating us vs them..instead of responding after every incident ...[READ|SHARE]
Malou Innocent #CWA2015

Malou Innocent #CWA2015

We have Allies in the region from whose security and economies we cannot extricate ourselves ...[READ|SHARE]
Respone of Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

Respone of Joanne Huskey #CWA2015

What the heck are we doing in battle over 7th Century Caliphate? What would happen if we just went about the business if 20th century living?[READ|SHARE]
Jay Parker, continued #CWA2015

Jay Parker, continued #CWA2015

Globalization is often described as "glories and advantages" of modern world, but often technologies bring I to contact cultures that don't yet know how to interact with each other. However, communication doesn't = understanding and understanding doesn't = agreement. Paradox that just by communicating and understanding, we won't necessarily "just all get along."[READ|SHARE]
Jay Parker #CWA2015

Jay Parker #CWA2015

Change = terrifying, and insecurity yields "doubling down" in fundamental beliefs, or seek out new centers of power.[READ|SHARE]
Continuing on global terror panel #CWA2015

Continuing on global terror panel #CWA2015

Fear generated by media-savvy tactics[READ|SHARE]
The Globalization of Terror #CWA2015

The Globalization of Terror #CWA2015

Joanne Grady Huskey (Used to be a clown :) ). She had taken her children for doc appt @ US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, 1998. Crawled out of basement hallway hole into wall of flames where car had been. 255 people killed. Al Qaeda debut. Husband survived because he was upstairs meeting with ambassador. For many in State Dept, that was 911....[READ|SHARE]
Conference on World Affairs

Conference on World Affairs

A forum on international affairs since 1948, the Conference on World Affairs is hosted annually at the University of C.U. campus and encompasses the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and more.[READ|SHARE]
Macky Auditorium Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

Macky Auditorium Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

Live video Streaming for the Conference on World Affairs sessions at Macky Auditorium. Special thanks to Steve Jones, Bret Mann and Greg O'Brien.[READ|SHARE]
UMC Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

UMC Live Stream of Conference on World Affairs April 7-11, 2014

Streaming for the Conference on World Affairs sessions at the UMC Center Ballroom. Special thanks to Steve Jones, Bret Mann and Greg O'Brien. Mon Apr, 7 2014 9:00 AM MST — Fri Apr, 11 2014 2:30 PM MST[READ|SHARE]
Conference on World Affairs online problems : Twitter let down Grays attend

Conference on World Affairs online problems : Twitter let down Grays attend

The one saving grace of this panel was to point out just what a waste of a persons life it can be. they couldn't stress how addictive Twitter and Facebook could be. The tone of this session was politically leftist with continuous barbs thrown at conservatives who use twitter. So much for CU chancellors new policy of fair and balanced. All of the panelists criticized main stream media for not covering the news. None of them could explain the business side of Twitter. They also seemed oblivious to the fact that Television and News papers lost their foothold[READ|SHARE]
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Boulder CU welcome ! Hands Up Don’t Shoot! Cops


Boulder is a pretty safe place; if you are rich and white. It gets less safe if you are Latino or African American. As long as you look, talk and walk white you should be fine here. But the cops are going to watch you.

If you look hip hop and all gangster, all eyes will be on you where ever you go.
If you are Asian, you are less suspect. Try to look like a nerd . If you are middle eastern try to look as American as you can. Many of you are rich, hang together, don’t drink and are fashionable. That goes a long way here. Goes without saying don’t wear hodgie clothes not matter if some white people do. They’re stupid and they don’t understand the implications… but the police do and Afgan and Iraqi war veterans who you will be going to school with don’t think hodgie clothes are cool. It makes them nervous and you suspect.

Most Strict sharia Muslims were thrown out of Boulder after 911. They FBI came to CU and revoked everyone’s passports. So don’t go grocery shopping at 1:00 am with your wife following behind you in a Birka. Dropped the Birka and any of that child or woman repressive civil rights stuff while you are in Boulder.

In all my years with my involvement with Police and  law enforcement one thought comes to mind. They do have the power, training, wherewithal and the guns to kill you at the drop of a hat. Like an explosive offensive lineman in football cops are like wild beasts ready to strike without warning. So you have to be mindful of that. You are not dealing with an ordinary person. You are always dealing with someone who can knock you to the ground, handcuff you and take away your freedom or your life. They are a gang of trained killers who live in a closed society. They are the military except on American soil. Our Military only operates on foreign soil  where the host country fears for their lives. Cops are color blind. They only see blue. They are a brotherhood of men and women who rule the streets.  They have rules of engagement which are less strict than our US Marine Corps.

That means if you frighten them them they can and will shoot to kill you.  They do not have much of an in between.

So I always approach cops with this in mind. I am not stupid.  I don’t ever do things to antagonize them. I never fight with them or argue with then.

They have the gun on their holster. They have the badge of authority and the entire police department, district attorneys office and local government behind them.

Cops are the wrong people to fuck with always.  Many of them are stressed and overworked. They spend much of the day dealing with scumbag wife beaters, child abusers, drug addicts and alcoholics, thieves etc.

So when they run up on you in a traffic stop just know you have a wilkd lion coming up to your car and you don’t want to piss him or her off.

What to do in a traffic stop.

1. Pull over to the right immediately and stop.

2. Don’t get out of the car.

3. Put your hands up on the steering wheel and keep them there.

4. If it is night , turn your overhead light on so the officer can see your hands.

5. Don’t go fishing around for your license or registration in the glove  box.

6. Sit still and wait for the cop to come to your window and wait for instructions.

7. Cops get nervous when you go to the glove box or start fishing around.  They worry that you might have a gun or someone in the car has a gun .

8. Be polite. Yes sir no sir goes a long way.  Don’t argue with him.

9 I have found that being polite to a police officer always helps….. If I have done something wrong  in the vehicle I just admit it or say i didn’t realize and apologize. That approach will get you less point on a ticket or a warning.  I almost never get stopped and when I do it is usually with a warning.

10. I am serious. I could have driven over the guys mother and he’ll give me a warning. Why. because I pose no threat.

12. Now of course I am white, middle aged and look like Rush Limbaugh so that helps… a lot. I am usually well dressed and well spoken. I don’t give off attitude.

13 I have no idea what to say to those of you who are black, Latino, or wear gangster clothes.  I would take my hat off and do your best Eddie Murphy impression.

14. when I was a long haired hippie and on drugs and wearing weird clothes… believe it or not I was the guy who was cool calm and collected around cops.  I was often the spokesperson. ” Yes sir. No problem here sir.  thank you sir . no sir yes sir. did you want to fuck one of the girls sir cause that one there thinks your cute.” I mean , I will do anything to keep the heat off and make sure the cops are feeling non threatened. I just try to be nice to them. Cause nobody else has been all day and they appreciate it.. And that means they will go find somebody else to eat.

15. If you have somebody with you who is being agro toward the cops, you tell that person to “shut the fuck up” in no uncertain terms. You tell the cop .. “You will have no problem with us sir, I am sorry for my disrespectful friend he was smoking crack before you so caringly stopped us ” and then you make sure a friend sits on that guy or girl.

16. Now you people of color, try to dress as white as you can. And talk as white as you can.  Wear Kakis and a blue oxford shirt and a red and blue stripped  tie. Talk about how you love the police and hope to be a police officer next year. Smile like Chris Rock and mention church. 

sorry that is how it goes.  This is a white mans world. White businessmen do rule…Next come our white women and our white children. If you are rich like me and live in a rich white city like Boulder you get treated like a Lord by the cops. Then again I don’t fuck up. I am not out dealing drugs, shooting people, robbing, stealing rapping or walking the streets. I am scared shitless.  But I get more points than you.

If you are black, Latino or homeless you will always be stopped by the cops in rich white Boulder or any affluent white neighborhood in America.

So how you carry yourself, what you wear and how you speak in the presence of law enforcement officers will make the difference of whether you live or die tonight.

Jann Scott has covered the police for over 20 years
by Jann Scott
Jann Scott’s Journal
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Show up Early CU-Boulder commencement


Show up early for CU graduation here in Boulder this morning.The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 9, at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field and people planning to drive to campus should arrive early. Early arrival recommended for CU-Boulder commencement May 9 – See more at:
Due to traffic delays, and ongoing construction on U.S. 36 leading into Boulder, early arrival is strongly advised. Gates open at 7 a.m. and guests should plan to be seated by 8:15 a.m.
Campus parking meters and pay stations are free for commencement parking, with the exception of Euclid Auto Park, which will require payment all day. Traffic officers and parking supervisors and attendants will be available to assist campus visitors.
For more information about commencement visit, and for information on commencement parking visit

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CU-Boulder – Antioxidant Turns Old Arteries Young



mice 2An antioxidant that targets specific cell structures—mitochondria—may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

When the research team gave old mice—the equivalent of 70- to 80-year-old humans—water containing an antioxidant known as MitoQ for four weeks, their arteries functioned as well as the arteries of mice with an equivalent human age of just 25 to 35 years.

The researchers believe that MitoQ affects the endothelium, a thin layer of cells that lines our blood vessels. One of the many functions of the endothelium is to help arteries dilate when necessary. As people age, the endothelium is less able to trigger dilation and this leads to a greater susceptibility to cardiovascular disease.

The study, published in the Journal of Physiology, was funded by the National Institute on Aging, one of the 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health and a leader in the scientific effort to understand the nature of aging.


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CU Boulder – Neanderthals Not Inferior To Modern Humans



neanderthal 2The widely held notion that Neanderthals were dimwitted and that their inferior intelligence allowed them to be driven to extinction by the much brighter ancestors of modern humans is not supported by scientific evidence, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Neanderthals thrived in a large swath of Europe and Asia between about 350,000 and 40,000 years ago. They disappeared after our ancestors, a group referred to as “anatomically modern humans,” crossed into Europe from Africa.

In the past, some researchers have tried to explain the demise of the Neanderthals by suggesting that the newcomers were superior to Neanderthals in key ways, including their ability to hunt, communicate, innovate and adapt to different environments.

But in an extensive review of recent Neanderthal research, CU-Boulder researcher Paola Villa and co-author Wil Roebroeks, an archaeologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands, make the case that the available evidence does not support the opinion that Neanderthals were less advanced than anatomically modern humans. Their paper was published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Villa and Roebroeks scrutinized nearly a dozen common explanations for Neanderthal extinction that rely largely on the notion that the Neanderthals were inferior to anatomically modern humans. These include the hypotheses that Neanderthals did not use complex, symbolic communication; that they were less efficient hunters who had inferior weapons; and that they had a narrow diet that put them at a competitive disadvantage to anatomically modern humans, who ate a broad range of things.

The researchers found that none of the hypotheses were supported by the available research. For example, evidence from multiple archaeological sites in Europe suggests that Neanderthals hunted as a group, using the landscape to aid them.

Researchers have shown that Neanderthals likely herded hundreds of bison to their death by steering them into a sinkhole in southwestern France. At another site used by Neanderthals, this one in the Channel Islands, fossilized remains of 18 mammoths and five woolly rhinoceroses were discovered at the base of a deep ravine. These findings imply that Neanderthals could plan ahead, communicate as a group and make efficient use of their surroundings, the authors said.

Other archaeological evidence unearthed at Neanderthal sites provides reason to believe that Neanderthals did in fact have a diverse diet. Microfossils found in Neanderthal teeth and food remains left behind at cooking sites indicate that they may have eaten wild peas, acorns, pistachios, grass seeds, wild olives, pine nuts and date palms depending on what was locally available.

Additionally, researchers have found ochre, a kind of earth pigment, at sites inhabited by Neanderthals, which may have been used for body painting. Ornaments have also been collected at Neanderthal sites. Taken together, these findings suggest that Neanderthals had cultural rituals and symbolic communication.


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CU – Chicago funniest city in US



cusealAccording to a University of Colorado Boulder study, Chicago is the funniest city in the United States.

Boston is the No. 2 wise guy, followed by Atlanta in third place. Denver made the top 10 list at No. 8.

The study out today is the most comprehensive analysis of humorous cities and was led by Peter McGraw, associate professor of marketing and psychology at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. His team collected data across the nation using an algorithm created at his Humor Research Lab (HuRL).

According to the findings, the following are the top 10 funniest cities in the United States:

1. Chicago
2. Boston
3. Atlanta
4. Washington, D.C.
5. Portland, Ore.
6. New York
7. Los Angeles
8. Denver
9. San Francisco
10. Seattle



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