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Re: “Air Force Academy has a distorted view of sexual assault says former employee

The Academy continues to mistreat victims, and is now mistreating these whose job it is to care for and support them? What was reported in these articles is likely the tip of the iceberg, there is likely much more harm being done., all in the name of keeping the highly polished reputation of USAFA intact.
USAFA will justify their actions of course, and discredit the victims and those who speak up to support them rather than admit their wrongdoing, and fix what is so broken.

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Posted by Kitty Genovese7 on 07/20/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Sexual assault victims say Air Force Academy uses mental health counseling to get rid of them

Mr. Davis,
You are incorrect in all your commentary. Per the FBI sexual assault is falsely reported no more than any other crime with about a 6 percent or less percent rate of false reporting. Your assertion regarding military rates of false reporting are not true. No such studies exist that show any findings of higher rates of false reporting in military populations.
The author has no "spin" on this article other than factual reporting. She has verified her story with carefully researched facts. This is a well written and thoughtful article..
Here is a researched fact for you, victims of sexual assault are frequently misdiagnosed with personality disorders. This often happens due to therapists who are not familiar with symptoms of trauma or the neurobiology of it., as well as intentional diagnosis given to have military members who are victims discharged from active duty. Neither of those are good outcomes. Thankfully there are therapies that are very effective in treatment of sexual assault and military sexual,assault,assault trauma., but it takes a skilled and educated provider to do so.
Thank you for your commentary as it is an opportunity to dispel misconceptions , myths, and untruths that are prevalent.

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kitty Genovese7 on 07/20/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Sexual assault victims say Air Force Academy uses mental health counseling to get rid of them

Correction: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR).

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Posted by David Mullin on 07/20/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Sexual assault victims say Air Force Academy uses mental health counseling to get rid of them

Mr. Davis,

You have made a very strong accusation: "Study, after study, after study shows that the vast majority of accusations of sexual assault, especially in a military context, are false accusations."

The implication of that statement is that the premise of the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) program is fraudulent. To make such a public claim, I challenge you to produce three citations of quality academic publications to support your allegation.

You have also claimed that "complaining accusers were diagnosed with personality disorders. This is significant." Did you not carefully read the articles? These diagnoses were made without proper evaluations. You publicly condemn these individuals without any valid evidence of their mental health. That is incredibly irresponsible and cruel.

You are the manifestation of the hatred and hostility that these victims face. No wonder they are petrified to come out publicly.

How far are we from the days when it took one person to accuse another of insanity to lock them away in an asylum?

R. David Mullin PhD CPA

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Posted by David Mullin on 07/20/2017 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Section 8 voucher program applications reopen for lottery

What's the point in a voucher lottery when there is no affordable housing and the voucher promotes housing discrimination,racial profiling,and homelessness,equal opportunity housing means nothing when you are disabled living on section 8 and have a family,my house is being sold,we lived here 3 years,invested money in the yard ,because there was nothing but dirt and high weeds,we took care of the house as though it was ours, never ever late with rent and now no one will rent to us,I am stressed out to the max,we have money to move,but no one will rent to us.I can't sleep and barrel eat,I don't want my family to become another homeless statisic.

Posted by $wag on 07/20/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy has a distorted view of sexual assault says former employee

Well, I guess you don't really need honor and respect to be a drone pilot

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Posted by syntax error on 07/20/2017 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Sexual assault victims say Air Force Academy uses mental health counseling to get rid of them

This article is a demonstration of paranoid delusions on the part of the author.

There is not one single fact in this article that is not contaminated by the author's political "spin."

Study, after study, after study shows that the vast majority of accusations of sexual assault, especially in a military context, are false accusations.

Note that the complaining accusers were diagnosed with personality disorders. This is significant. People with Narcissistic personality disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder are highly likely to make false accusations. This is a scientific fact.

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Posted by John Davis on 07/20/2017 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Trying for single-payer health care in Colorado

The plan in Grand Junction, CO that you're referring to does NOT replace insurance. In fact, if you READ the details, they tell you that you WILL NEED insurance along with your $79/month "membership" in the clinic. This plan does NOT COVER specialists, hospitalization, emergency room visits, and a host of "other healthcare services". In addition, it appears that you may NOT get in to see a doctor right away - they limit the number of patients each physician treats. Glad it's working for you.

THINK - READ THE DETAILS!!

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Posted by MargRita W on 07/20/2017 at 1:36 PM

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

So what happens when you have a to see the doctor tha'ts office is in the hospital?? What we get a ticket then or are we still have to take the shuttle???.

Posted by Geneva Vaughan on 07/20/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Colorado Medicaid changes its policy on opioid drugs in response to crisis

Avoiding Opiods and Tylenol: These are some reasons that marijuana is popular for pain relief.

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Posted by billd on 07/20/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Sexual assault victims say Air Force Academy uses mental health counseling to get rid of them

I know there will be an avalanche of criticism for this article but the truth needs to be told.
I had a cadet at USAFA and know lots of inside stories that were never revealed. The stories were terrible--i.e. sexual abuse and rape between cadets and staff, drugs, guns, violence, favoritism toward athletes and more. I also know how the so-called counseling is a trap that forces cadets out of the Academy. One female cadet with a very high GPA was told she could graduate but would not be commissioned because she took a low dose antidepressant had an eating disorder. Her eating disorder was dieting.
I want to respect and hold USAFA in high regard but they must change and clean up their act.

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Posted by R. Smith on 07/20/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Colorado Medicaid changes its policy on opioid drugs in response to crisis

Any state, city, or country that thinks legislating what goes on between doctors and patients is going to stop addicts from abusing substances in completely insane! It's like blaming the person who sells beer at the liquor store for an alcoholic's behavior! If an addict wants to find a drug or other substance or activity to chase a 'high' (food, shopping, sex, all can lead to addictions, should we regulate those via government controls too??) with, they will simply try and find something more readily available, or take more risk when the safer alternatives that were there no longer are! The only people you are TRULY hurting are people who will be bedridden in pain after surgery because the doctor needs to give them a month worth of pain meds, but can only give them a week! You are already causing an American Holocaust among people with severe chronic pain who used to be able to work, care for their children and homes, and have some measurable quality of life. That has been stripped from thousands of people. They are losing their jobs, their homes, their independence, and even their lives because you are legislating what should be between doctor and patient!

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Posted by Suzanne Springer-Casey on 07/20/2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Stormwater ballot measure lacks strong public support

Republicans in this town love to claim that it is liberals who keep people slaves with taxes. Then they allow their republican mayor to increase taxes unless it is for their schools. I wonder some days about the collective IQ of a group of people who don't ensure that developers are doing quality work, watching the contracted who repair roads or even the utility company who does work and then roads collapse.

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Posted by TruB on 07/19/2017 at 6:04 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs police chief to Douglas Bruce: You're 'obnoxious'

I, unpopularily-agree with Bruce. Again. I'm not really a fan of his, but it's usually this obvious that more often than not,co spgs cannot form an opinion at all, until they know his to rebut.

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Posted by ummmm. on 07/19/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy has a distorted view of sexual assault says former employee

I can't speak for the victims of sexual assault, but I thank Teresa for her dedication to helping them. Her courage and persistence have helped many lives.

NO thanks to the Academy, whose administrators have persecuted Teresa as well as the victims. Shameless, cowardly drones all.

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Posted by Pat Re on 07/19/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy has a distorted view of sexual assault says former employee

I can't speak for the victims of sexual assault, but I thank Teresa for her dedication to helping them. Her courage and persistence have helped numerous lives.

NO thanks to the Academy, for persecuting her as well as victims who dare to report. As has been the case forever, the Academy would rather look good than do good. Shameless, cowardly drones.

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Posted by Pat Re on 07/19/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Doug Lamborn hires "faith outreach" aide

Theocrats are a good cash crop -- much emotion, little critical thinking, and a belief that they possess the ultimate truth, so all a politician needs to do is parrot them. Oh and say abortion a few times! It's easy and no wonder Trump wants churches to have more say. His support from evangelicals in the first place speaks volumes.

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Posted by Judith Posch on 07/19/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Colorado Medicaid changes its policy on opioid drugs in response to crisis

the long term side effects of tylenol are more serious than many diseases,this is a bad idea and potentially life threatening,,and synthetic drug may have amultiplicity of fatal side effects now just what the do gooders are trying to prove..I don;t know but,some of them should trade pain levels with cancer patients for awhile.addiction deaths are for the largest percentage occurring on recreational users(95%).Patient perscribed opoids are done so for a reason. Let the doctor decide and stay out of what is not your affair

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Posted by Terry Bigler on 07/19/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Trying for single-payer health care in Colorado

Listing all the statistics of those who have health insurance is a pride in failure. Why is "Insurance" needed? Isn't health care a basic need? Is it less important than Police or Fire protection? Why doesn't the State provide health services? The best solution for our health Care problem is for Congress to remove the federal government from the equation except to collect taxes and return them to the States on a per capita basis (to level the playing field in terms of wealth). The States then can afford to simply provide health care to their residents as a service like Police and Fire protection. there would be no insurance company involvement at all. Preexisting conditions would be irrelevant. Care would cost the absolute minimum without profits. Can the States do it? Of course they can since our States are comparable to all the foreign Nations that already are doing it and doing it well.

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Posted by Terry Conklin on 07/19/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Health insurance companies are staying in El Paso County for now, but at a price

Time for Concierge Healthcare Sharing Systems, like Grand Junction, CO for example.

Pay $ 75 a mo. and get all basic Healthcare Services.

Old Style Healthcare Insurance is Bankrupt !

Posted by frank1946 on 07/19/2017 at 4:48 AM

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