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Re: “Air Force Academy loses men, women cadets at different rates

You're also competing against 10000 other applications of well rounded and excellent kids.

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Posted by Ray Pastora on 12/30/2016 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Air Force Academy loses men, women cadets at different rates

I'm Hispanic, a first generation immigrant, and I graduated from there.

I recommend ditching the victim mentality and continuing to apply.

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Posted by Ray Pastora on 12/30/2016 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Air Force Academy loses men, women cadets at different rates

Reply to solraczurc - the academy is one of the most diverse institutions and the cadet wing is made up of people of all ethnic backgrounds, from all economic backgrounds and from all social backgrounds. If your son didn't make it in on his first try, as many don't (very few get in on their first and only attempt), he should reapply and keep reapplying until he either 1) gets in or 2) becomes ineligible.

Each appointment has a primary and up to 10 secondary appointees. Where did he rank? He should have a debrief on why he wasn't a primary selection. Does he need to improve his SAT/ACT scores? Does he need additional extracurricular activities? Perhaps he should volunteer in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the local YMCA, or join Toast Masters.

I find your statement laughable yet insulting to the many men and women from all walks of life that I had the pleasure and honor of calling my friends and squadron mates. I am the son of a firefighter from the southside of a large city. I have very blue collar upbringing and roots. I walked the halls with the son of a Medal of Honor winner, but also with many others more like me than him. They were white, black, Hispanic, Arabic, and Asian. Some were from prestigious prep schools but others were like me, that didn't enjoy a silver spoon upbringing and were the product of public schools.

To state he wasn't selected simply because he is Hispanic is extremely naive. To further add insult to injury, to broad brush and stereotype all cadets as 'sons and daughters of politicians and high ranking military leaders' shows both your ignorance and arrogance.

I certainly hope that you son does not share any of your same thought process, bigotry or generalizations. People with that type of mindset have a hard time getting in and if they do, do not survive in the microcosm that is the cadet wing.

41 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Respondent on 12/30/2016 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Air Force Academy loses men, women cadets at different rates

My son was well rounded and well prepared (both academically and physically) applicant last year. He would have been class 2020 at AFA. But was overlooked probably because he is hispanic and the academy gives preference to sons and daughters of politicians and high ranking military leaders that dont take their appointment serious...what a waste.
They should give the appointments to regular kids like mine that really are serious about the commitment and service to our great nation..

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Posted by solraczurc on 12/29/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “PPACG executive and senior staff on indefinite leave

Didn't we used to tar and feather useless and corrupt public leaches??
Also- why the hell do we want to widen I-25. Get your head out of your ass, older generation, and don't f**** up our infrastructure for the foreseeable future.

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Posted by KyleJS on 12/29/2016 at 12:00 AM

Re: “PPACG executive and senior staff on indefinite leave

Douglas County just offered to help with the widening of I-25, Chill Out !

Attacking your Boss is not part of the Staff Job Descriptions.

Yes, Government is full of Politics and Drama.

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Posted by frank1946 on 12/28/2016 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

Im a 28 year old woman who just lost everything. My fiance and i are living over the road and we have no where to go. Any suggestions on where we can go and still be together. Hes also a welder and he will work.

Posted by prettyred28 on 12/26/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

And don't forget - there are more of us than there are of them! You don't lose until you quit.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/21/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Homeless street paper will launch January 1

Hi this is Raven from the Echo and we will be offering subscriptions for donations if someone would like to get a monthly subscription

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Posted by Raven Canon on 12/21/2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Homeless street paper will launch January 1

Looking forward to Reading this new publication! So will there be any actual places to get a copy, or will people need to try to locate a standing vendor?

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Posted by Pamela Van Wyck on 12/21/2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Locals urge Obama to protect the Grand Canyon before it's too late

Permanent? No matter one's views on the issue, arbitrary royal decrees are not permanent and can be undone by later arbitrary royal decrees. That "phone and a pen" thing is a bitch.

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Posted by John Howell on 12/21/2016 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Planned Parenthood, NARAL plan for the storm ahead

Thank you, Ms Stein, for your accurate well-written news story, reminding us that women's reproductive rights are being taken away by the states and are now badly threatened again at the federal level. I hope people are donating to the organizations who are working hard to protect rights, volunteering at the medical clinics that are licensed, and supporting other women like Ms Blackburn (not her real name). The public needs to stay aware!

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Posted by Lady Activist on 12/19/2016 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

It's nice to see all you right-wing nuts getting your panties in a wad about an obscure and very relevant clause in the Constitution - nervous, are you?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/18/2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Wyman, I wasn't going to dignify your adolescent and uninformed response with a reply, but here goes: In the Trump world there are no checks and balances. Remember him saying that if he's President he could do what he wanted? With the Congress he now has he can do that. Hold on to your shorts, boy, or you're gonna lose 'em!

Look up 'corporatism', 'oligarchy', 'supply side economics', 'unlimited annual growth', 'nepotism', 'trickle-down economics' and get back to us - all of us, not just your wealthy friends.

I've been on the edge all of my adult life because of ignorant jackasses like you - keep it up - I might stroke out (LOL - I'm in it for the long haul - don't get your hopes up!

BTW, a "whack job" is a professional hit. Try more accurate terminology. I like passionate patriot. You'd be surprised at all I already have to say about what goes on. You think Hollywood doesn't have a say? We've already had a B actor for President - now we get a reality (right) show p...y grabber and WWE fan. Hollywood DOES run the show.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/18/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Matt 2, the point is that the population is generally not qualified or sane enough to elect qualified people. A popular vote would have made it possible for Hollywood to run this country. Michael Jackson would have been president. Would you want someone like vietnamized to have any say at all in anything? Absolutely not! He is a whack-job on the edge and there are a million more like him.
People are foretelling doom but we only need to recognize the propaganda that emanates from Washington DC, checks and balances take care of the rest. It is always good when one party shoots down the other party's legislation. Richard Nixon did untold damage with his war on drugs and the creation of the DEA and THAT was all propaganda. The people bought it hook line and sinker, Once something is law it is hard to undo. If they would stick to the Constitution they couldn't stick it to us.
Shut up in advance vietnamized, don't care about your opinion of me or anyone else,

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 12/17/2016 at 11:42 PM

Re: “PPACG employee claims she was fired because of her illness

What in the hell is Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments? And EEOC is at the service to employers. Human decency is uncommon among those who hire employees, they do as they please and if you don't like it then it sucks to be you.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 12/17/2016 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Planned Parenthood, NARAL plan for the storm ahead

murderous religious freaks have been sticking their noses into women's crotches for decades. holier than thou attitudes leave them to believe they should have control over every woman's body because of their fairy tale book they like to cherry pick.

as for the p***y grabber president elect, we will wait and see what his take on this is this week... he does think he should have control of every woman's body... to grab.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 12/16/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

And don't get me started on the emoluments clause - Article II, Section 9 - and let's not forget NEPOTISM!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

Duh - it's http://asktheelectors.org

Having been around the military all of my life I'm pretty worked up about foreign interference in our election...

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Springs math teacher sues the state to vote his conscience as a member of the Electoral College

BTW, Abadi Dirt, pants-pooping is what draft dodgers like Ted Nugent do when they don't want to get shot at - was that your tactic?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 12/15/2016 at 12:12 PM

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