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Comment Archives: stories: News: Cover Story

Re: “Railroaded for domestic-violence defendants, El Paso Countys fast track may not always lead to justice

I was arrested walking down the sidewalk, they thought I was someone else but when they ran my name I had a warrant for harassment from a county away I never lived in from a year ago. I only went to this town of Durango Colorado for a Dr appointment a couple times. I had no idea who I harassed or what even was goin on. Worst off it was a Wednesday in another town on a holiday weekend coming. So I wouldn't be able to see a judge until Tuesday of the next week in another town I Dont even know after bein transported. Luckily after $790.00 I was released with a court date.No knowledge of who I "harassed" last year. Apparently like it says its an instant. Warrant if someone says you harassed them with no notification and laplata county seals their records after issuing a warrant so you can't even look up if you have one just by chance. Its a mandatory arrest at least a night in jail. Then the penalty is 6 months and a $50.00 dollar fine. How does that go together?? That's if you Dont take a plea or 12 step program and pay out the butt.

Posted by zoney01 on 09/02/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Mixed blessings

I just "happened" on this site, but I know something about Andrew and Jamie Wommack personally. I was a volunteer at their ministry in the 1980s and 90s before we had to move away. They are for real christians, compassionate, sincerely dedicated to the Lord. They preach the word of God, I have never known anyone with more knowledge of the scriptures then Andrew Wommack, and he lives the word. Why don`t you read the word and find out?As for their sons, I have grown sons myself and in their teens they rebelled, many a parent finds that with all that is going on in society, your child can go the wrong direction, through no fault of the parents. You cannot blame parents for everything. It may well be Jamie and Andrew knew about some of their sons actions( they did not condone them), I knew some of the things about my boys but no matter what I said or did though, my boys seemed to be determined to continue their direction at the time. Now many years later, my sons are excellent husbands and fathers now as a matter of fact they are grandfathers. I do not blame my sons for every action of my grandchildren, I am an intelligent reasonable thinking person who knows the adult doing the deed is responsible for their own actions. What is the matter with some of you parents, you know better then to blame a parent for everything your child does. Woodland Park is benefiting from that Christian College, just let one of your family members get sick and at deaths door and you`ll be contacting Charis Bible College(If you`re smart) for prayer and they WILL pray. I know how Andrew runs his office. They love to pray and "Faith worketh by LOVE" as is said in scripture. My God, how satan has deceived many people into saying ugly things about people who truly love.

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Posted by Jo Brown on 09/02/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

Blessings?! If you consider draining all of a communities resources like food banks and clothes closets because charis encourages people to answer gods call at all costs, which leads to people dropping everything and bringing their families to a new place with absolutely no way to support them self. A FACT that the the dean of students brushes off as something they dont encourage and so people like that are not their problem to help support. Or the fact that this giant compound pays no taxes so is a massive strain on emergency services. Or that the town he built in was only 7000 people and 1000 students are starting this fall with hopes for thousands more in the future. Anyone with half a brain can tell you that a community that small can not sustain that type of rapid growth. There isnt housing available to locals let alone thousands more so prices are no linger attaunable to people whonhave been here for generationa. Its crushing this town not blessing it! More like a tick that is going to bleed it dry until there is nothing left

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Posted by noway on 09/01/2016 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Low-cost tiny homes could help alleviate the housing shortage

Builders will make no money on a tiny home - thus you can expect they'll use their political connections to make sure they don't become commonplace in suburban environments.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/22/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

story had grammar problems, confusing statements - cant wait for acadamey to respond before publishing? you are not a NY times

Carrot - then post the secrets! yeah i thought - just BS by you

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Posted by apathetic on 08/22/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Low-cost tiny homes could help alleviate the housing shortage

A low cost tiny home still needs a high cost developed lot with electric, gas, water, and sewer taps. That makes the whole unit still too expensive.

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Posted by billd on 08/20/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

You're wrong Maverick. Every cadet is not force fed drugs nor treated like a military test subject like this kid was.

Every cadet is not used as a scapegoat in order to coverup blotched investigations.

Argue and stomp your virtual foot all you want. It really doesn't make a bit of difference to me. The entire institution is designed to pull the wool over the eyes of the naive general public. And for the most part, it works (you're proof). I'd be just like you if I wasn't privy to some of the dirty little secrets.

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Posted by carrot__shoes on 08/19/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

What people are getting wrong here, is the academy is not getting you ready to serve. It's getting you ready to lead. Big difference, they are making the future officers of the air force. It's going to be the hardest thing you do in your life. If you can't cut it, they weed you out because you would be jeopardizing those you are responsible for. It's the same reason us army ranger school is basically mandatory for infantry officers. They want to find the people who don't have the skillset, or internal Constitution to be able to prevail no matter what the circumstances are. Is it fair? Probably not, but then again, neither is war, and that's the purpose behind the service academies.

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Posted by Seve Bertolone on 08/18/2016 at 1:15 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Yes when you join the military they critcize EVERYTHING you do and give you instructions for EVERYTHING!! Especially officers. There is a reason for it. They need to know you can follow simple instructions that do not matter before they give you major instructions in which lives will be at stake if they are not adhered too. It isn't bullying, it isn't racist and it isn't brainwashing you into a cult. It is a carefully developed plan for the cadets professional development. It is not perfect ofcourse, and every branch is constantly adjusting their regimen, but the military has been developing soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen for over 240 years, and in doing so have developed the finest and deadliest military in the world. With such a track record, they will not conform to the individual, but rather require the individual to conform into what they know they need him/her to be

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Posted by Eric Steyskal on 08/14/2016 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Poor guy couldn't hang with what is done to every Cadet. Got to be tougher than that. Pity party article.

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Posted by Maverick on 08/13/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

I dated a person who held quite a bit of authority there. Some of the stories I heard this person tell really made me question whether or not those in authority take the honor code seriously. This person covered their own ass at the expense of one younger service members and I could hardly believe how easy it was for them to do so. Situations like this made me lose all respect... hence, an ex.

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Posted by carrot_shoes on 08/10/2016 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Terrible reporting. First, the headline on the front page is terrible and unrelated to the story. Second (and related), she had one family as a source. Even if the Academy wouldn't respond, a responsible journalist would have had more reliable sources to strengthen the story. It's a sample size of 1.

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Posted by cjt77 on 08/06/2016 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Not everyone can cut it academically or militarily at the Academy. It just seems that many Millenials are so caudled that by the time they really have to hunker done and study or work, they can't adjust. The military academies prepare them for the possibility of serving in combat's much different from civilian life. Not everyone can deal with it. It's the same with guys wanting to become Seals in the U.S. Navy. The washout rate is around 90%. But this is what separates the men from the boys. I hope Kwateng finds his calling. Best of luck to him.

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Posted by Kipper Doug on 08/05/2016 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

hadenoughofpam: Actually, this piece is an example of good journalism, although you apparently wouldn't recognize that genre if you saw it.

Is it one sided? I suppose so. But since the AFA declined her requests for their side, the Academy doesn't have anything to complain about.

Kids wash out of college all the time. Most of them don't get sent to a mental ward and get medicated in the process. That alone makes this story worth reading. So until the AFA can explain their procedures, I guess we're stuck with just one side of the story.

If you're looking for just positive stories about the AFA, you probably need to read the local daily paper. I'm pretty sure they cover the subjects you're looking for.

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/03/2016 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

This author Pam Zebeck hates USAFA and does not write anything about the academy unless it is hugely negative. She does her best to trash any and all activity at the USAFA. There are plenty positive to write about but she chooses none. Pam it's time you found any place to bully throw your venom. Life's too short to be so negative.

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Posted by hadenoughofPam on 08/03/2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Actually, Tannim, I have 2 degrees already. I was more interested in the Army, anyways, but they tend to dislike bad knees. Many people who I have talked to seem to have hated the place, too.... except the white preppy kids from fairly well-off families.. they seemed to be drastically different in their appreciation and accolades they received there.

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Posted by Thomas Shea on 08/03/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Apparently Thomas Shea couldn't make the cut there either. The academics are fierce and high. They get a real education there, but Tommy wouldn't even make a D- in freshman physics.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/03/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Yeah the AFA is a joke. Nothing but racist bullies. You're way better off going to a real school and getting a real education rather than simply trying to learn how to be the biggest jerk on the campus. I have yet to hear a positive story come out of that place. Most of it is cultist behavior and systematic torture and ruining of lives of anyone they don't deem part of their master academy race.

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Posted by Thomas Shea on 08/03/2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “I want justice, too

Hello CSM Thomas Moore the years have passed since you was my first sergeant at Fort Lewis Washington in the early eighties 3rd Battalion 60th Infantry you appointed me as your equal opportunity NCO SSG James Broggin I recalled how you shared about what happened to your brother Charles and Henry I am so glad that this case was resolved and that your mission was accomplished Justice I have been trying to get in contact with you but I don't know how I live in Tacoma Washington I still do black history and Martin Luther King Day exhibit for the city of Tacoma I have since retired from the city of Tacoma my number 253 224-5935 you've always been an extraordinary man and an inspiration in my life to exceed and achieve

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Posted by James Broggin on 08/03/2016 at 2:45 AM

Re: “Mixed blessings

The construction project, which is still moving along, hasn't lead to the demise of Colorado Springs, or created an influx of students, and visitors that turned the community into a haven for Moonies. Andrew Wommack is not a hatemonger, and beyond the issues his son has had you don't hear about any scandals about him, or his ministry. I can admit that there are times I've felt that he stretches the truth because he's overzealous, but I also would have no problem telling him that to his face. Andrews son Peter is divorced, and his ex-wife had posted on the internet her version of the night Peter was "raised from the dead", and she said yes he did flat line at the hospital, but the doctor shocked him back to life. So no "dead for 5 hours, turned blue with a toe tag on him" as Andrew has proclaimed. To his credit Wommack has not hidden the fact that his son was a mess, and in the past used illegal drugs. Wommack still has a Southern Baptist streak in him, and that's evident by some of the political statements he weaves into his messages, but he is a Vietnam veteran so I cut him some slack there.

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Posted by Richard96 on 07/28/2016 at 6:53 PM

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