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Re: “Another reader's take on Incline traffic

Hmmm maybe you should have been looking up instead of watching your feet hit every plank as you run. Its funny for years all we heard was open the Incline to the public. Now it is and everybody is gripping about the public using it. Well folks Public allows all to use it. Im willing to bet theres as many hikers and dog walkers that think your running is just as dangerous as you think they are. Get over it if you want a trail to go down roll up your sleaves open your wallet and get to work. It was not opened for just you to use.

19 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/13/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Divisions in El Paso County Democratic Party revealed in defections and drama

"...noting the recent liberal-moderate takeover of City Council"? LOL!!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 07/13/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Can Air Force Academy cadets become parents while enrolled? Apparently so.

Am I the only one who noticed the remark "being added to our family of 5"? Does she have other children, or are they including pets? This makes it sound like they've been a "family" for some time.

11 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by MargRita W on 07/13/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Can Air Force Academy cadets become parents while enrolled? Apparently so.

Am I the only one who noticed the remark - our family of 5??? Does she have other children, or are they including pets?

13 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by MargRita W on 07/13/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “UPDATED: Transgender service in the military — what's happening now?

It's only male and female, girls and boys, XX and XY. There is no third sex. So men should not be allowed to access the ladies room. Get 10 more reasons why transgenderism is wrong:
https://www.tfpstudentaction.org/blog/10-r…

We must protect the family. Help kids understand human nature and right reason, not confuse them.

3 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by John Ritchie on 07/13/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Divisions in El Paso County Democratic Party revealed in defections and drama

It'll be interesting to see if the people who have the so-called 'commitment' will get over their hesitation and join back in. While the party locally has not always been the most welcoming to the blue collar crowd, we waited patiently and stayed involved. The recent uptick in involvement despite the exiting of a few people is heartening in these times. These are growing pains as the local party begins to face the reality that focusing on the few at the neglect of the many isn't representational democracy. I say kudos for Kathleen and Christie for building a strong foundation to work from, but now it's time to soldier on!

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ken Schauer on 07/13/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Navigating the intersection of queerness and Christianity

My life journey took me through a period of devoted Christianity, but later after deep questioning, I began researching. Bravo the internet! I learned about near-death experiencers, and moved into research into psychiatrists and psychologists who had written about people who reached soul level through hypnosis . The point I want to eventually make is this: The more mature a soul is, the LESS IT IS MALE OR FEMALE - IT IS BOTH!! As are angels. Regardless if you believe in reincarnation or not, it is true, and YOUR SOUL moves from body to body to body during it's maturing process changing from male to female and back again. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH SEX YOU ARE!!! What matters is the maturing love in your soul. Humanity is going through an evolution right now - even though that's hard to see - and that's why so so so many people are gender confused. They are mature, loving souls! How's THAT for new information about gay folks!!!

Posted by Barbara Fuller St Clair on 07/13/2017 at 7:41 AM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

I read where one person here states that the high suicide rate for transsexuals is overly inflated and its because they are struggling to express themselves, but these high numbers are coming from post operative research where the people no longer have to struggle to "be themselves" Then the person goes onto say they were in the military, had PTSD went to the best clinic and "it still did not help" This is the kind of example that proves out beyond a doubt that the military is not ready for transsexuals, nor TS are ready for the military. There are just too many questions, and the military since the military is not serving those personnel in uniform presently, it is just not able to expand its mission at this time. As for a need for a culture shift. When it boils down to i, all armies are in place to do one thing. Kill other people. They are not social clubs they are not secret societies with fun handshakes, they are in place to defend our families and societies. We need our armies functional and without discourse in the ranks. If anything, the writer of this article and many of the other bloggers prove that they ours is not ready yet to integrate sexual and social deviance into their ranks.

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Posted by Rene Jax on 07/13/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

Suicide rates, lethality, readiness, impact on morale...all fodder that sounds good to the general public, but the fact that thousands have served and may be currently serving debunks all of these sound bites.
She hits the nail on the head. It's not trans service members that are the issue, we've proven that. It's that it requires a cultural shift that makes others squirm. And why? Probably issues with their own sexuality, because the majority of people who have little issue with it are very confident and comfortable in their own skin.
Trans people are not the distraction to military readiness or the mission. This debate is.
Let them serve with honesty and integrity and let's get on with winning a few wars that have drug on way too long.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dayna Walker on 07/13/2017 at 4:58 AM

Re: “Divisions in El Paso County Democratic Party revealed in defections and drama

DEMS are challenged by weak Economy........................no idea how to create Jobs, mostly Banter about Moral
Imperatives and Racism !

3 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by frank1946 on 07/12/2017 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

Employees of the Hospital have been parking on Public Street since Penrose opened in 1959.

Same pattern over at CU Memorial, I once lived in the "North" End of our City, feel better now that
I am gone !

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by frank1946 on 07/12/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

@M.L. Macpherson
"Again, it is not the surgery that causes suicide. It is trying to suppress your own bodies attempt to fix the issue and conform to what society demands you to be."

Of course, because human society is the problem, and that's what has to be fixed for the sake of trans people. Trans people are fine. It's the world and all the other people in it that are going to have to come around and understand that they have a duty and an obligation to be in orbit around trans people.

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Posted by Michael Cullinan on 07/12/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Female CSPD police officers win federal court decision about physical testing

I have numerous friends and acquaintances both at CSPD and EPSO, let me assure these female officers are more than
quaulified to put their lives on the line in protecting the citizens of Colorado Springs as well as El Paso County. Their dedication to "Serve and Protect" should never be trivialized by ignorant comments of coffee, burgers, and donuts. Walk
a mile in their shoes before you make insulting comments and recognize the danger they face or the heartbreak they see
comforting the abused and innocents victims of crime, domestic violence, or disastrous traffic accidents, to name a few.
You should be thankful that these women as well as their male counterparts are willing to to this job.

20 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Michael Arndt on 07/12/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Female CSPD police officers win federal court decision about physical testing

Randal, you do not know any of those women. I know that for a fact. All this women do heavy duty police work. How could you possible make a statement like that when not one of those officers know who you are. It's a downright lie. Is it so important to you to be the big "B" all the time. Buck up, Randy, you couldn't do 1/8th of what those women are currently doing on the job.

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mary 1 on 07/12/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Female CSPD police officers win federal court decision about physical testing

"...physical tests that are not valid measures of the level of fitness that job duties actually require..."

I can see the point there. I know some of those female officers who filed the suit. Lazy, overweight women they are. They don't chase people or do any real police work anymore. They sit around at the office, drinking coffee and complaining. There is no need to make them do some wild physical fitness test for duties like that. Perhaps a few coffee-cup-curls or a big-burger-bench-press or something like that, but not the test they were given. Fair is fair folks.

6 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 07/12/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Divisions in El Paso County Democratic Party revealed in defections and drama

"...and do their part to pull the party left."

And therein lies the problem. Both parties have continued to pull farther and farther from the center. The Dems keep pulling left, the GOP keeps pulling right, and more and more citizens of this county remain sitting in the chasm in the middle, feeling ignored by both parties.

Perhaps it is time to form a third, centrist party.

13 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 07/12/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Divisions in El Paso County Democratic Party revealed in defections and drama

I've been in and out of the Dems for years. I donate when there is a candidate that inspires me or a cause that they are championing that I can get behind. I was a Bernie delegate but was happy to support Hillary and never felt animus to any of her longer-time supporters until they started telling me what trash I was. Give me a good candidate and I will absolutely be there with time and money and friends. But don't expect me to vote for the D by somebody's name just because it's not an R (ok, sometimes, that is actually how it goes, just don't take it for granted).
I'm glad that they are working to mend the rifts in leadership, volunteers, and supporters. And I'm heartened that the current leadership team is reaching out to people beyond the "core". There are so many people who need to hear the message and can absolutely be reached, so don't write them off. A lot of the unaffiliateds and disappointed Rs can be convinced to get out and vote for democratic candidates and it's a huge disservice to treat them as an afterthought or the B-list invitees to the party. Yes, there needs to be differing appeals to the garden party donors and the cookout supporters, but there's got to be a place made for all of them if we're going to get anything done. So don't dismiss them/me because I haven't been a D my entire time in El Paso County.

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by JGinCOS on 07/12/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “UPDATE: CSPD cop's letter says department is a mess

Any one who does not 'sign' the letter is not trying to 'help' only hurt the department. I spend 26 years with the department and administration knew my name very well. If I had a problem I let them know. I think everyone who worked with me will remember me. You can't expect improvement if you just complain anonymously. Jim Rau

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Rau on 07/12/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

@silky Johnson
Reason for saying they are trans is because woman weren't in infranty positions while the op was in. Kind of why they would usually lie and say admin or something "boring"

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matthew Heath on 07/12/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Can Air Force Academy cadets become parents while enrolled? Apparently so.

"You know what else would have been proactive? Wearing a condom. "

Maybe they did. No birth control method other than complete abstinence is 100% effective. I have known several people who took preventative measures and still ended up with the woman becoming pregnant.

15 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 07/12/2017 at 2:47 PM

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