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Re: “Calling all city candidates

doonya:

All five of the council members running again need to get the boot or are there any who are salvageable, trustworthy, and honest? The three who are not up for re-election, should they be recalled?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/10/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Support unique local stores with your gift giving this season

Disappointed to see you didn't include http://wwwkoffeekompanions.com in this section because online businesses based in Colorado Springs are also "local." They distribute profits to many local businesses who are vendors or are featured in Koffee Kompanions blog at http://www.koffeekompanions.com/blog-cozyc…. Anyone who drinks coffee, tea, or other beverages will benefit from keeping them hot or cold with cup wraps, caps, and cozies for takeout cups, coffee mugs, French presses, and teapots from this premier provider--in business since 1996.

Posted by WriterDoc1 on 12/10/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

I was going to post a comment on this 'non-fix' to the problem [is that by intent?], but find I cannot improve on 'birdmanblue's' excellent comment! Attaboy Birdmanblue!!

Posted by Rael Nidess on 12/10/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Calling all city candidates

Colorado Springs is desperately in need of a fresh and brand new City Council .....

Throughout the weeks and months following Council's 6 to 3 vote in favor of the Broadmoor Land Swap, public opinion has held that representation of the citizens of Colorado Springs was sorely lacking on that issue, and that other considerations strongly influenced the final vote. The April 2017 election will give every voting citizen of Colorado Springs a golden opportunity to make his and her vote count as never before. We can, and must, support and elect responsive, unencumbered, and above all impeccably honest council persons to hold office in Colorado Springs. (It would also help if they can read and correctly interpret the results of polling). This upcoming election holds enormous promise for a city which has been ruled for far too long by forces which jerk the strings of our elected officials like behind-the-scene puppeteers.

April 2017 could be, at long last, the election which proves that the people of Colorado Springs are not as blindly accepting of falsehood, misdirection, and political shenanigans as our present office holders think us to be.

A current councilperson might say to us, "Why punish me for just that one vote when I've done a lot of good with my other votes during my time in office?" Because that vote mattered, Mr. Councilperson. Because it set a horrible precedent which will haunt future generations in Colorado Springs, quite possibly forever.

And most important of all, because it did not accurately reflect the will of the people. It wasn't even close.

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Posted by doonya on 12/10/2016 at 10:27 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

This really makes no sense at all (the Academy position). Requiring that employees and military at the Academy only have a disclaimer that their views aren't (officially) those of the Academy and are privately held, while the individual posting those comments uses USAFA imagery/branding and is widely known to be a leader at the Academy (e.g., coach, faculty member, AOC, Superintendent, etc) is ludicrous. Would that mean that the colonel could have her own twitter feed, re-tweeting quotes from the KKK (or ISIS/Daech), but by saying "these are my own views and shouldn't be associated with USAFA" that makes it all okay? USAFA leadership could/should apply a simple rule: If it would seem reasonable and prudent for the Superintendent, Commandant, Dean, or Athletic Director to tweet it or post it on their personal Facebook page, then it's okay for the coach to do the same.

Posts by a 3-star on their devotion to a specific religion or rejection of religion--backed by USAFA signage, even with a disclaimer--would be a clear violation of AFI1-1, so why isn't the same true for a football coach or English professor? (Ref: https://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2…)

Once again, this is REALLY EASY to fix, Coach Lebotzke: Get two twitter accounts. Use one as a coach and representative of USAFA. Call it "Coach Lebotzke." Get another twitter account (they're free) and call that one "Steed The Evangelizing Dominionist Christian." Use the former to talk about USAFA and football. Use the latter to spread your sky-fairy beliefs. Do NOT cross-tweet between the two. Do NOT allow your recruits or cadets to know about or follow you on the latter. MANY people do this. It's not hard. It's even legal and prudent.

However, since the Academy is NOT providing this type of clear guidance and separation (that would give Steed the ability to practice his religious fervor without issue), I can onl conclude that they APPROVE of his using the twitter feed to spread his religious views while simultaneously doing his job--and that's very, very wrong.

(BTW - the views expressed above are mine only and do not officially represent AF or USAFA policy--except for AFI1-1, which IS Air Force Policy.)

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 12/10/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

Weinstein should be ignored!

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Posted by Marinilot on 12/10/2016 at 7:11 AM

Re: “AFA coaches must provide "appropriate disclaimer" on Twitter accounts

More weasel-wording from the academy of team jeezus ! Does their supply of bullshit never run out ?

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Posted by Lee Seligman on 12/09/2016 at 11:41 PM

Re: “"Alt-right" darling Milo Yiannopoulos' possible speech at UCCS causes stir

All this talk of 1st Amendment rights, but does anyone find troubling the censorship by CSIndy on the FB page? It seems dissent is the *lowest* form of patriotism when someone challenges the party line.

Any thoughts on that, Nat Stein?

ref: https://www.facebook.com/csindependent/posts/10154868915011600

Posted by Alan Turing on 12/09/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Trump's pick for Interior no friend of America's parks, nonprofits say

That's what the people wanted; that's what they're going to get. They obviously wanted a loose-lipped insane man with no filter who is a sexual predator; dirty air and water, more earthquakes, control over women's bodies, continued wage inequality for women, more hate crimes, divisiveness, lower wages, and more money for Drumpf; never mind those pesky conflicts of interest.He has a "work around" for all nasty business.God forbid he SERVE the people and not serve HIMSELF! The list just goes on and on, and his Cabinet picks prove his ineptness. Where's all that "diversity"? All I see are a bunch of white Generals, who know nothing but WAR, and how to wage it. That's NOT real life.

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Posted by mbomcar on 12/09/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Well, the Wright 'Flyer' also had two tails.

Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/09/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Oppps! My bad. Tomcat

Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/09/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA coach's tweets spur demand for investigation

BirdManBlue speaks for me !

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Posted by Lee Seligman on 12/09/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA coach's tweets spur demand for investigation

Not ALL of the military has a "long History of ethical and spiritual loyalty to God." I have a personally long history (over 25 years) of loyalty to support and defend the Constitution of the United States--that's the oath I took. When I've faced "America's enemies" (and yes, I've been 'shot at' more than once), I didn't look for religious reinforcement, I depended on my training, education, and the professionalism of those around me. Instinct? Yes, based on my training and education. Emotions? No. I completely agree with you that Freedom of Religion is a cornerstone of both--but having/practicing religious belief is neither a necessary nor sufficient condition for honorable service, and IMPOSING one's religious views on subordinates or judging someone based upon their religious views (vs their actions to complete the mission) is completely counter to the principles upon which this nation was founded.

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 12/09/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA coach's tweets spur demand for investigation

Military has a long History of ethical and spiritual loyalty to God, no other choice, when
you face America's Enemies you look for guidance and strength in your soul to endure
and survive the conflict !

Christians follow the Ten Commandments, others follow instinct, emotions or personal
gain.

Freedom of Religion a cornerstone of Military Service, Ditto Citizenship !

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Posted by frank1946 on 12/09/2016 at 4:22 AM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

It's TF/A-18. Navy bird.

Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/08/2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA coach's tweets spur demand for investigation

this is my opinion. This coach is a member of what I call Christian supremacists, those who believe the Christian demand that adherents must convert others. In service to that demand they will lie (these tweets are examples of lies, they knowingly attempt to circumvent separation of church and state), hatred (so many to hate, muslims, those who seek abortions, atheists, on and on, in service to their god), murder and war. For those who believe in satan, these Christian supremacists are an example of satan in action, they seek dominion over this nation, and their actions are purely those of a satan. There appears to be a severe infection in our military, and it must end if this nation is to stay on the path to freedom.

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Posted by Jim Slark on 12/08/2016 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

It will be a refreshing change to see business and military people in the cabinet instead of the usual political hacks and social activists - neither of whom ever held a real job or ran a business that actually needed to make money.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 12/08/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

The Trump voters were conned. Simple as that. Stocks soared once the banksters realized how profits would soar sans regulations, taxes, or environmental rules.

Reagan is dancing in his grave. Heil Trump!

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Posted by billd on 12/08/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “"Alt-right" darling Milo Yiannopoulos' possible speech at UCCS causes stir

Seth Meyers: Stop Normalizing Alt-Right, Call A Nazi A Nazi

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/seth-m…

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Posted by guruD on 12/08/2016 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Victory Service Dogs pair people and pets in need of rescue

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary is very proud to be able to bring dogs like Joey from death row and provide them with a purpose. Like helping veterans like Travis.

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Posted by Melissa Cox on 12/08/2016 at 7:27 AM

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