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Re: “AFA football coach uses tweets to evangelize

It's hard to know how to respond to this latest affront the the Constitution, the 3rd in 48 hours, from the evidently 'converted' institution formerly known as the United States Air Force Academy, but now more properly the 'Holy Blood of the Lamb School of Sacred Airborne Imperialist Aggression' [a fully taxpayer funded parochial university of Christian fundamentalist dogma and applied military skills]. This most recent affront; evangelizing via a government-sponsored Twitter account by someone who cannot be anything less than intimately aware of the long history of Constitutional violations that have cropped up repeatedly, like a bad case of hemorrhoids, from within the very department in which he works and who occupies a position in the hierarchy in which he should not only be aware of AF directive 1-1 but who should be responsible to insuring it is carried out, cannot be anything less that a supervisor-approved, intentional act of sedition against the Constitution the former AFA is specifically empowered to defend and protect (if I understand correctly, as a civilian, he's not been required to swear such an oath). In his arrogant contempt for the regulations, he doesn't even bother to use a private, non-governmental Twitter account. That would spoil the intent, don't you see?

That as an employee of a government entity, utilizing a government-funded means of communication for proselytizing his personal religious beliefs conflates them to be official government policy in violation of the Constitution's 'Establishment Clause' is unarguable.

Those who colonized this country were fleeing state-mandated religious beliefs in order to freely practice what they believed (let's disregard the genocide & religious dictatorship they themselves practiced upon arrival). When our founders decided to write a constitution laying out the core beliefs of the new nation, they specifically understood that a monolithic state religion was anathema to democracy and led only to religious wars (of which Europe provided aplenty) and therefore specifically forbade it in the document we all now revere. But, those lessons, under the pressure of a few dogmatic and unrelenting fanatics, are destroying the secular democracy endowed to us by the founders and the framework for a new Christofascist theocracy is being laid.

Where's the outrage?

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Posted by Rael Nidess on 12/02/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “UPATE: Did dinosaurs and humans co-exist? Flier at USAFA says yes.

would you people be so dismissive if the magazine was a jihadist Muslim mag??? ...

same garbage different brand. same desire to control the rest of the population.

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Posted by happyfew on 12/02/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Middle school can be cheesy

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Posted by ryanperlman on 12/02/2016 at 5:07 AM

Re: “UPATE: Did dinosaurs and humans co-exist? Flier at USAFA says yes.

Stop it. Just don't publish such an absurd story and call it news. It's insane to think there was proselytizing going on here by leaving one religious publication in a waiting area that can be populated by anyone, further, if you don't like the message, then don't read it. Easy peasy. Hide it under the other magazines if you so desire, but don't cry wolf on something so ridiculous.

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Posted by JT1342 on 12/02/2016 at 4:17 AM

Re: “UPATE: Did dinosaurs and humans co-exist? Flier at USAFA says yes.

Never heard of the discovery news before (and it doesn't sound like anything I would read) however if you truly believe that a magazine left in a waiting room indicates endorsement than you are an idiot. If you are worried that an academy cadet would be brainwashed because he sat next to a religious publication, then we should be concerned about the quality of recruits. Separation of church and state does not require that government facilities and employees be completely devoid of religion or any spec of personal religious material then you have no idea about the Constitution. I shouldn't have wasted my time reading this post, it is as devoid of fact and truth as the magazine they are crying about.

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Posted by Joe1 on 12/01/2016 at 9:45 PM

Re: “UPATE: Did dinosaurs and humans co-exist? Flier at USAFA says yes.

Wow, a flier left behind at the clinic??? Conspiracies abound. The constant drumming up of controversy by this publication and Weinstein are beyond the pale. Guess the Indy is the ready vehicle for fake news. Sad

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Posted by CT on 12/01/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “UPATE: Did dinosaurs and humans co-exist? Flier at USAFA says yes.

While it may be thought unreasonable to criticize the clinic staff for the single instance of the anti-science 'Discovery Institute's' fundamentalist Christian agitprop being present (perhaps some 'outside agitator' had just put it there) the functional part of the victim's complaint is "... previously on two appointments I had ignored Christian proselytizing materials found there...". In other words, this is an habitual occurrence; hence the clinic staff and, more importantly, their supervisors should have been aware of this repetitive 'attack' on the government clinic's Constitutional requirement to not 'establish' a preferred religion and should have taken the necessary steps (e.g.; posting a sign like 'Please leave no unauthorized material' or more aggressive measures) to insure that its patrons are not confronted with religious proselytizing in a circumstance suggesting it is official U.S. government dogma... one can only imagine the uproar had the document be a Qu'ran! Sadly, however, such tacit endorsement of a 'state religion', dominionist Christianity, has become the rule rather than the exception at AFA. Happily, Mikey & MRFF are johnny-on-the-spot to hold the proper feet to the fire.

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Posted by Rael Nidess on 12/01/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA cadet wears uniform for Christian testimonial

Allah Akbar.

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Posted by longtooth on 12/01/2016 at 2:04 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA cadet wears uniform for Christian testimonial

As Christian supremacy becomes more & more embedded in the highest levels of our once-secular government, this cadet's actions, whether an informed & intentional act of sedition against the Constitution he's sworn to protect & defend, or merely the act of an ignorant naif, once more places the AFA, an hotbed of recurrent domionist Christian influenced anti-constitutional acts, at the center of the 'no establishment' clause. By virtue of making his religious statement in uniform, he lends the weight & power of the U.S. government to his religious ideology; an act the founders knew led to unending religious conflicts and their attendant horrors and consequently forbade in the founding document. In the past, the AFA hierarchy has seen fit to empower regime-friendly 'kangaroo courts' to assess compliance with Constitutional obligations (e.g.; the football team's prayer circles issue absolution) producing the expected result of 'no problem'. One has little hope that this latest transgression will result in a 'teachable moment' any more than those prior have done.

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Posted by Rael Nidess on 12/01/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

Sure, the city is working on meeting the new clean-air standards now, but the whole point is that they've been polluting out of control for decades and lying to cover it up.

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Posted by Nicole Rosa on 11/30/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

The truth has come out by the Courts disclosure of CSU effort to lie to the public about the negative health effects of the pollution spewing from Martin Drake. The reason CSU tried to hide the truth from the public is now an open secret. Shame on you Jerry Forte.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 11/30/2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

Election will provide some "Wiggle" Room for continued progress with Neumann System.

CSU has done a major technical improvement to coal fired Utilities.

Risky, but it has worked, Hat's Off to Them !

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Posted by frank1946 on 11/30/2016 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Utilities set to meet new clean-air standards, official says

Who was the nimrod on City Council that wanted to kill the Neumann deal?

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Posted by OldCrank on 11/29/2016 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Many local police officers honored for bravery

Isnt that what they were being paid for ? Arent they just doing there jobs ?

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Posted by Thomas Benson on 11/29/2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Parks ballot measure down to the wire

it seems like the parks department is all about putting in gates and blocking off trails. the bathrooms are locked and if we are lucky they pick up the trash. be fine to see who is putting the money in their pockets and building swimming pools.

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Posted by rocket625 on 11/21/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Springs Forward spent more in 2015 than it raised

Sounds more like CSB, Colorado Springs Backwards.

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Posted by Bill Pellegrino on 11/20/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

I'm a Christian and I'm being persecuted! Someone won't let me ram my immoral "holy book" down people's throats!

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Posted by Kristy B. on 11/19/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Someone needs to place a Richard Dawkins book next to it on the same table and watch as the xtians scream that they're being persecuted just because other views are allowed to be expressed equally.

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Posted by Kristy B. on 11/19/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Springs Forward spent more in 2015 than it raised

The people in CSF excel at forming a coalition to further their goals. If those who oppose their viewpoints would whine less and form the same kind of coalition to spread their views, what an interesting and vibrant city it would be.

It's hard work. When the chance was there to make Richard Skorman mayor, those with similar viewpoints didn't vote. Heck, when those who saw that the strong mayor form of government was a crock didn't vote, they lost a big chance to further the local dialogue.

The loyal opposition is not helpless unless it thinks it is, but infighting and Internet opinions at midnight do not get the job done.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 11/19/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Springs Forward spent more in 2015 than it raised

They are just marking time until it is time for them to select the six district-specific City Council members (April 4, 2017). You'd be wise to vote against the candidates they endorse, although resistance is generally futile when it comes to council races.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/18/2016 at 6:17 PM

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