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Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

I will take your word for it that Walsh's full account makes it clear that he was not conflating the Cuban situation with Nazi Germany, Mr. Schniper, but your description of his comments did leave me with that impression and I am glad you are able to clear that up.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/12/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

A thorough, precise and well researched documentation of the Pedro Pan Experience. The writer conducted a very professional and personal interview of the protagonists. Many compliments and tears from everyone that has read it. Congratulations Señor Schniper.

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Posted by Hector on 04/11/2016 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

Mr. K, the above sentence you find "offensive and ignorant" came directly from Monsignor Bryan Walsh's writing. You may read his account in full in the Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs Vol. 13, No. 3/4 (Jul. - Oct., 1971), pp. 378-415.
For what it's worth, I'm the child of a Holocaust survivor, and took no offense to Walsh's observation that correlated the flight of children in the 30s to that of the Cuban kids in the 60s. In the context of his writings, he was simply equating the respective migrations — not making a larger political statement to say the Castros were as bad as the Nazis or that Cuba's situation was as dire as German's at the time.

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Posted by Matthew Schniper on 04/11/2016 at 9:48 AM
Posted by rocket625 on 04/11/2016 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

This story is marred by the statement: "It reminded Walsh of 1930s Europe, when Jewish children were smuggled out of Nazi Germany to foster care in England and elsewhere," which I find to be particularly offensive and ignorant.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/10/2016 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Last resort

It's quite obvious that most of what's been tried isn't changing anything. I applaud this effort, and support those brave enough to take a chance on something that hasn't been "tested". We all know what happens when a good program is "tested". It becomes all about money and the people are forgotten. It becomes about rules and regulations. Homeless people haven't been sentenced to life they would just like to live it. Fort Lyon gives them that opportunity. There's nothing wrong with thinking outside the box.

Posted by ColoradoSunShyne on 04/08/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

Congratulations, Mr. Schniper, on a superb piece of writing. Over the years, I have read hundreds -if not thousands- of pieces written about Operation Pedro Pan, but yours is one of the very few that manages to capture the essence of what it was like to be a Pedro Pan child in Cuba and in exile in the United States in the 1960s. Thanks on a job well done! Jose Amaro, Operation Pedro Pan Group trustee and History Committee member and researcher: and

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Posted by Jose Amaro on 04/08/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Photos: Havana bound

I cannot imagine annoying worse than flying Frontier to Havana, unless you like being smushed into your seat like a sardine, and being nickle and dimed by this airline. It's probably easier flying from Denver to Jamaica and then going to Cuba by boat,,,,,which A friend of mine managed to do.

Posted by Kipper Doug on 04/07/2016 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

Very touching story of how they survived & got a great education & made something of themselves. They are the American Dream.

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Posted by candacefreckles on 04/07/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

Thank you for sharing your story Ada. It is a blessing to know you as a friend. You are a special person! Perry J. Vasquez

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Posted by Perryjon on 04/07/2016 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Operation Peter Pan offered Cuban refugee kids a home in Colorado, but life was no fairy tale

Awesome story about very courageous and successful Americans.

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Posted by bobiov on 04/06/2016 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Photos: Havana bound

For those who want to visit a brutal prison, I suggest Alcatraz or Auschwitz instead of Cuba.

Posted by John Howell on 04/06/2016 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Trans people want to change the gender on their birth certificates

Rocket625- I believe you are the one that needs a class in Human Sexuality and the science behind transgender and transsexual persons. There are people who are born with an extra chromosome so they are XXY & XXX so you can't definitely say they are one or the other gender. There are some women born with more male hormones and males with more female hormones and this can also factor into their Gender. And there are people who have been born with both sexual organs and are both male and female. Doctors should wait until puberty for the child to designate what gender they say they are, since gender in is the mind and not the physical body.

There was a boy born in the 60s who had a botched circumcision and since the doctors believe that gender was NOT fixed back then, so they made this boy a girl and told his parents to just raise his as a girl and he would never know the difference. Well, guess what folks, he did know and when he hit puberty he became very confused and asked his parents about it and they finally confessed to the surgery that was performed on him after he was born. He was changed back to a boy at 15 years old, but he still couldn't deal with the deception and his true gender being taken from him ie - his penis being removed, so he committed suicide a few years later. This was made a study case in the 80s to proved that gender IS fixed in the mind and NOT the physical body. It was shown on 60 minutes.

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Posted by guruD on 04/04/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Gustavo Arellano will now take your questions

I am Penelope Parra, please help my locate the article dated August 2007, I am a teacher, this article was my first teaching job. I came out in the paper and I have looked for the article every single way I can possibly think of. If you get a chance can you please help me and send at copy of the article to my email account, I would be forever grateful. I am trying to get rehired by EPISD and would like to be able to include this article in my portfolio to be reconsidered. :)

Posted by jpjparra&13 on 04/03/2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Gustavo Arellano will now take your questions

Hello my name is Penelope Parra, I am looking for an article dated august 2007, when I first started teaching at Crockett Elementary. If you find this article, can you please email it to me at I would be ever so thankful, I want to use this article in my portfolio to get rehired by EPISD. please if you find it, I have spent countless hours trying every which way to find the article.

Posted by jpjparra&13 on 04/03/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Trans people want to change the gender on their birth certificates

did i mention that you are born with an x or a y chromosome? i guess the left doesn't understand science - good luck with your quest anyways.

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Posted by rocket625 on 04/03/2016 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Trans people want to change the gender on their birth certificates

Birth certificate, schmirth fertificate: the fickle GLBT 'community' in Colorado Springs has short term memory disorder...forgetting their own in life, and in death.…

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 04/02/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Trans people want to change the gender on their birth certificates

I was born male and I will die male. No physical cutting on my part, or paid for on my part, can or will change that. I better NEVER find someone who came out of their Mother's womb with male parts, and think they've changed that physically, trying to enter a Woman's RR! That "dog" definitely won't "hunt"!

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