ben kenobi 
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Re: “The Air Force Academy‚Äôs committed to its academic booster program. But at what cost?

The focus on football has become so great that the AFA just changed their primary mission from "developing leaders of character" to "producing lieutenants for the AF." Look at the usafa homepage for that in the upper left corner. If we're just producing officers what makes this place any different than any other school out there?

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Posted by ben kenobi on 11/17/2013 at 9:04 AM

Re: “UPDATE (No. 2): Academy dean of faculty to retire

Finally time to act like an Lt instead of like a cadet. It would serve you well to actually think about your actions and get those core values instilled in yourself, think outside your narrow world view, and realize that you're about to leave your little world of make-believe.

You should also consider putting your twitter account on lockdown, especially since your front page reads: "'F**k it, 2 weeks of school left.' Not just an attitude, a lifestyle." So, "F**k it" is your AFA lifestyle? What ever happened to Excellence in All We Do?

Doesn't do well to preach about how wonderful it is at the AFA on this site while preaching the complete opposite on your social media site. This is not good for building your credibility when you're a perfect example of the problems I'm talking about.

Hopefully you'll shed your immature ways and realize that people out there want to do you and us harm. This is real life, son. You'll fight for your country and you might lose many friends in the process, like I have. To the dozens of my close comrades who have given their life in the service of their country, and for you, I wouldn't ever dare tell them that "F**k it" is my attitude and lifestyle. I sincerely hope that you recage your attitude and grow up. We're waiting for Lts to lead the AF, not the current you.

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Posted by ben kenobi on 11/08/2012 at 5:21 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Academy's Born and Fullerton found "negligent"

This is exactly why so many cadets and staff at the AFA do not trust the leadership with information about sexual harassment and any sort of bigotry. The fallout from this will be absolutely nothing. When wrongdoing occurs and the leadership is immune from shady business, how will all their subordinates feel when they are wronged? There is nowhere to turn.

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Posted by ben kenobi on 02/18/2012 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Academy accused of targeting religious group

The non-credible internet troll (I know that's redundant) strikes again! Ender continues defending something he or she never had a chance to defend in uniform! We might listen if you actually had some experience or connection to our military. Unfortunately, this town is full of religious fanatics who will stop at nothing in their quest for religious domination. Here's to hoping that Ender continues building a narrative based on picking lines from news articles in order to sound "informed" about the events at USAFA. Have you heard of and seen citizens who are infatuated with pretending to be in the military and go above and beyond with their stories? Report Ender to http://www.stolenvalor.com.

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Posted by ben kenobi on 02/04/2012 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Freshman cadet 'counseled' for proselytizing in e-mail

Citizen soldier. Just as Christians call themselves soldiers. Clever. You don't have to be ashamed that you have no affiliation with the military or USAFA. I'm ok as long as everyone knows you don't bring anything to this fight but talking points lifted from news articles.
We can't reason with you who can't see or use reason.
When everyone is against me at the AFA, it's impossible to approach anyone with my run-ins with harassment.
In the same way the AFA has swept sexual assault under the rug here, the religious minority and non-believers also get swept under the rug.

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Posted by ben kenobi on 01/31/2012 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Freshman cadet 'counseled' for proselytizing in e-mail

Just keep flapping your gums, Ender.
Zero credibility.
Zero experience.
Zero service to my country.
Zero patriotism.
You might as well be a terrorist.

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Posted by ben kenobi on 01/28/2012 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Freshman cadet 'counseled' for proselytizing in e-mail

Wow, this article is full of no surprises. Ender posts his ignorant ramblings yet again. He doesn't work there or live there or is even affiliated with the military. Just a wannabe who thinks this issue with proseletizing doesn't exist because, wait for it, because he isn't even there to personally see theses issues first hand. As a USAFA grad and current member of the staff here, I can attest to this harassment and undue religious influence. Ender, crawl back to your cyber hole and your game of World of Warcraft.
Also no surprise is the pathetic response by the leadership here. How long will they ignore the edicts of the Chief of Staff? How long will they continue to allow victims to suffer? Apparently, the resiliency day on Thursday meant absolutely NOTHING to them. Ender, you obviously have no idea about this since you are in no way a part of USAFA, but just a troll. They can get up on stage, spend huge amounts of dollars on a musical, and spout the party line about preventing suicides. What of the cadets and faculty and staff at USAFA who feel completely assaulted by this email? If we have any more people killing themselves because the leadership sits idly by and does NOTHING about this religious intolerance, the blood is on their hands. Hear it again, the blood is on your hands USAFA leadership.

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Posted by ben kenobi on 01/27/2012 at 6:40 PM

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