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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: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Actually, that looks like the twin-tail version of the F16 with the lower airscoop removed! The ones subcontracted to the firm in St. Louis by the firm in Fort Worth. The carrier version, no less! :--}}

Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/07/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Pam,

Just a small criticism: if you are going to talk about a flyover (or non-flyover) of F-16s, then the picture of a jet should be an F-16

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Posted by Scott Hente on 12/07/2016 at 11:48 AM

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

I find it amazing that Mikey Weinstein and his group spends so much effort and time in attacking any vestige of Christian thought in relation to the military. Why is it so important to dampen the belief of many service people of faith? Christians do not attack the stand of athiests. I look forward to the new Administration coming in
..probably actually fight the harassing efforts of Weinstein.

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Posted by Neil Heater on 12/06/2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “The United [super-sized] Soccer League

Still saying it.

The article was a biased article that did not shed any light as to the situation. Instead of an accurate dissection of the NASL's flaws and missteps, the author simply cherry picked some stats and attendance figures and then proceeded to made a series of apples to rutabagas comparisons that had nothing to do with the true weaknesses in the NASL's front offices and mistakes in their approach, i.e. attempting to gain Division 1 status through the courts instead of concentrating on improving their infrastructure.

And the USL remains, in large part, a reserve league for MLS. The waivers that the USSF would have to grant to the league to give it, and many of it's individual teams, Division 2 status (ownership's financial worth, suitable stadiums, etc.) are many. Simply because the NASL ultimately folded due to it's internal mistakes does not make the USL a legitimate Division 2 league, and the lack competition to MLS (for the USL will provide none) will only ultimately hinder the development of a higher level of soccer in this country and delay the day that MLS becomes a league equal in stature to the big 5 leagues in Europe.

The old Appalachian saying goes "Even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while." The article was the rootings of said pig (figuratively typing, of course). Yeah, the NASL folded. But the article he wrote had absolutely no insight as to why it did so. And it certainly didn't make a case for the USL getting Division 2 status.

Posted by Scott Anthony Kerssen on 12/06/2016 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The United [super-sized] Soccer League

I'm sorry, Scott, you were saying...?

http://sbisoccer.com/2016/12/report-cosmos…

Posted by Melchett on 12/06/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

For protecting parks - and utilities, it might be prudent to closely examine those candidates for city council endorsed by Colorado Springs Forward.

http://gazette.com/upcoming-colorado-sprin…

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/06/2016 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

This whole land swap nightmare has to be fixed. The City has conducted a flawed public comment process, and withheld all kinds of important facts in the matter from the public. The good news is that the truth has a way of never dying. The City is not a sovereign entity, and cannot just do as it pleases. My personal demands for the City to disclose all information about the land swap and the Incline will never go away. Unless the City becomes honest and accountable in this matter, they will bring unwanted legal problems upon themselves. John Suthers led us to believe that as a former prosecutor he would clean up the culture that had developed in our City government, he is making a big mistake in doing the opposite. I manage a Facebook page named COS Land Swap that discusses the problems I am referring to.

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Posted by Carl Strow on 12/05/2016 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

"Played like a fiddle" is exactly right Dana Duggan. And not just the Incline Friends members. The Broadmoor and it's clever owner are playing the entire city for all it's worth. There must be a day when the people of Colorado Springs stop being dazzled by the velveteen glamour - and yet surprisingly vacuous offerings - of the billionaire. (See "Glamping" - that's "glamour camping", as touted by the Broadmoor's ad campaign for Emerald Valley and Cloud Camp.) One senses that the Strawberry Fields issue is the turning point beyond which the citizenry of Colorado Springs is finally glimpsing with clarity the insatiable appetite of the man who has thus far succeeded in throwing his weight around with impunity. One only hopes that the awakening arrives at full maturity during the days and weeks before the April elections and that election day will bring some fresh air into every nook and cranny of our currently compromised City Hall. The men and women who are tasked to represent us ..... should represent us.
Please donate to the legal fund .... http://www.savecheyenne.org. Honor General William Jackson Palmer's exceptional vision for our stunningly beautiful parklands.
I'm a Penn State graduate and a citizen of Colorado Springs. Not terribly proud of either one at the moment.

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Posted by doonya on 12/05/2016 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

You hit the nail on the head regarding the Incline. The people, especially the Incline Friends, are in for a rude awakening. They will have to charge to have a hope to fund the ongoing liabilities and maintenance. The Incline Friends members have been played like a fiddle. So much for unfettered access. Donate to the legal case. www.savecheyenne.org It is our only chance of stopping this nationally precedent setting case to commercilialize our precious parklands. Keep the Incline free and stop Anschutz from buying our historic parkland.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 12/05/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne loses bid for ballot measure on Strawberry Fields

Our parks swapped to a billionaire so the city can start charging for the incline! Mark my word in one year the city we tell us how they will start charging for the incline now that the city will own all the incline. So disappointed that the city didn't represent what the people really wanted! Guess it's pretty typical in this day and age. Trading away parks that the people of Colorado Springs voted in over 100 years ago is pretty despicable. Guess we the people really do need to protect our parks. Now more then ever Anschutz Lang grab isn't over yet.

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Posted by el jef'e on 12/05/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Inmates riot over food

THAT'S THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN MAKE MONEY THRU ALMARK. they starve people and force them to buy food thru their "store". shouldn't be in jail but that's no reason to starve a person.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/05/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “AFA football coach uses tweets to evangelize

If you dislike my comments and can offer a rational counter argument consistent with AF policy, I'm all ears (or eyes)... (cue the crickets)

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 12/04/2016 at 6:37 PM

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