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Re: “Carson wants more intense use of PCMS

Let's see if I understand this. They are reducing the number of BCT's at Carson from 4 to 3 but they propose a dramatic increase in use of PCMS. Counter intuitive. I know there is a ready answer. I know they already have this idea scripted down to the punctuation needed. The rest is smoke and mirrors

Posted by Gopher on 03/25/2014 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Army looks for other options as Forest Service scales back helicopter zones

This is a classic case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. There are plans in the works to cut the number of Army Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs) by 3. Meanwhile money is pouring into a new CAB at Fort Carson with all the buildings, helicopters, drone aircraft and ground vehicles that add up to a $3 billion package. That is what pork barrel lobbying by the likes of Lamborn, Udall and Bennet will get for you. All claim to be budget deficit hawks. Guess you can take that phrase a couple of different ways.

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Posted by Gopher on 03/19/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Slashes proposed to Academy faculty, civilians and athletics

I'm confused. The military branch specializing in Aviation, the Air Force is cutting back locally and nationally. The ground branch of the military, the Army, is expanding aviation at Fort Carson, spending $700,000 for a brand new Combat Aviation Brigade. Adding to the irony is the plan to cut 2 or 3 Combat aviation Brigades nationwide according to the chief of Army Aviation. Sounds like waste, fraud and abuse.

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Posted by Gopher on 03/05/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Operation Free says the military's investment in clean energy will keep America safe

Very disappointing to see the Indy got reeled in by the Pentagon's green washing machine.
""In Afghanistan," Hunt says, referring to reports that are a few years old, "one in every 24 [fuel] convoys sustains casualties ... So this is literally putting people at risk today." This sums up the baseline for critiquing this story and this campaign. "Make Americans safer while they blow up things and kill people in foreign lands." Even the few softball questions which get asked get non responsive answers and no follow up questions. A parallel story could be written about solar and wind powered drilling rigs for fracking operations. And Wal Mart has a similar pr campaign. The list goes on and on.. Seems the Indy has signed up with the military/industrial complex's pr wing.

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Posted by Gopher on 02/19/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Fort Carson will lose a unit in 2015

The comments from Hisey and others suggest that the Army here can fudge the numbers and reduce the personnel cuts. If everybody everywhere else where brigades are being shut down does the same thing, they can't get to the 80,000 overall number. Simple math.

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Posted by Gopher on 01/02/2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “The recall election, Kum & Go, bad neighbors, and more

Uevegues voted for Palin and drinks Fox News Koolaid. Lots of right wing musicians out there.

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Posted by Gopher on 09/04/2013 at 9:19 PM

Re: “The two sides of Terry Maketa

Very well written piece. The extremist comments are also very clear. Rabid right wingers abound in these parts and Maketa caters to them. Now Maketa can go to Alaska and work with the Palins.

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Posted by Gopher on 07/26/2013 at 6:22 PM

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