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Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

The majority of "Left" I know are not okay with the idea of guns and violence. That is not what we stand for, now or in the future. I can't speak for everyone, but bringing a gun to a rally implies that violence is expected or okay. It is very uncomfortable to be in the presence of weapons. This group may say they are there to protect us "Liberals" but maybe they should ask us how we feel and not assume that we need to be protected. I am not in support of their mindset.

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Posted by yellowdogdem on 09/27/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

I am another lead organizer for COS CAN. I do not share the belief that guns are an olive branch or that progressives need to arm themselves.

Political rallies and protests are already a fraught environment, and open/advertised carry of weapons sends a very strong and deliberate message of willingness to commit violence. I dont think appearing threatening will result in the social justice the progressives have been pursuing.

By all means, defend yourself or feed your family. Dont scare people on purpose.

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Posted by Jillian Freeland on 09/27/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

It is hard to have an honest back and forth debate when one side does not believe in facts, truth and reality.

It comes down to one thing... weak people let hate guide their politics... whatever side you are on, don't be weak.

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Posted by happyfew on 09/27/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

I see that it's now a "semi automatic rifle" when a communist is holding it.
I guess some animals really are more equal.

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Posted by Craig G on 09/27/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Non violence is non negotiable.

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Posted by Bill Burns on 09/27/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

It just makes me sad to see that Americans are training and preparing themselves to potentially shoot other Americans. I wish things didn't become so divisive after November 2016.

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Posted by Matt 2 on 09/27/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “The Broadmoor stalls on deal to buy the city's Rosemont Reservoir

Why purchase it when they know once they own enough of the city Council, Mayors office and County Government it will be given to them.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/24/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “The Aliens Among Us

We have thousands of different life forms here on our planet, does this mean that the entire universe and it's vastness could not have the same conditions for life to have grown > The thought of no would be absurd,
We need to understand that man kind has only recorded his life less than 8,000 years tops to the exception of cave
drawings, But we have gained leaps in advancement and in destruction of our home ,which will force our lives
away from this planet if we are to survive, or come to a conclusion that we need our home and manage it properly.
But other life with intellect may have been recording their history for " Millions" of years and have advancements
far beyond our so called great advancements. Where we are just beginning to learn to move outward, they may have been doing it for hundreds of thousands of years ahead of us. Mankind must also take precautions for the rogue alien
which only wishes to investigate long enough to conquer and take the planet in the future, but as we send probes they may have probes that check all their requirements for colonization and removal of the controlling species.
The answer is for our world to prepare for this possibility and unite as one family that we can investigate the future territories that are in the stars. This does not exclude the issues of disease that will be confronted, and hostile life, but the greater good of expanding and finding resources that our lives depend on. And mankind may finally find that our creator of all life made - was not just limited to this world , but many worlds.

Posted by Richard Neff on 09/16/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

You don't need to listen to this wolf to know what God has to say, OPEN YOUR BIBLE!

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Posted by Paula J Stahlberg on 09/14/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

I don't care who wrote the article.... And I don't care if it's a bit one sided...
Everyone is missing the bigger picture here - AW's theology and beliefs are bred in the WoF and Prosperity Gospel...and of course his own "private revelation"... There is your grounds for asking questions! There is your reasons for holding him to a Biblical standard! It makes no difference how many "good works" the ministry does, none! When you teach and preach from the WoF playbook, your not preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ so everything else is in vain, period!

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Posted by Dustin Walker on 09/14/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Damn shame

I don't even attend this Church. Just happened 2 come across the article. My only comment is, "The devil's having a field day w/the division/chaos he's created in this Church. I'll pray 4 peace, and Gods will 2 b done.

Posted by Catherine Martinez on 08/23/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Mona Welz's rugged and painful path out of homelessness

A superb piece of reporting from Adrian Stanley. Because it avoided sentimentality, the story of Mona (and Mickey) was deeply affecting. Thanks for writing.

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Posted by curious on 08/10/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

My husband and I have been partners with AWMI for 20 years. Andrew Wommack tells NOTHING but the truth. Of course, you'd have to know the truth before you can believe it.
Looking at his worth....God has ordained this man to minister the Gospel Truth which he does in a simple yet profound way. I'm sure his personal net worth far exceeds mine, however, God blesses those that bless others. and this ministry has not only blessed us, but has blessed millions of people around the world. I'm sure his personal bank account is not 11 million dollars but even if it was, I'd have to say, "Hallelujah." God is able to abundantly bless whom ever He chooses. Andrew has had more of an impact on our lives than any ministry in the last 30 years of our lives.
Try not be so judgmental when looking at the wealth someone has earned. Don't measure a person by the $$ amount. Instead, if you want to measure a persons character...measure it by how much they give. Andrew and Jamie have been known to give upwards of 70-80% of their income to advance God's message to the world. Andrew Wommack is the "Real Deal." What you see is what you get. We've met him 4 times and believe God has ordained him to do even greater works in the future. We so are grateful that Andrew and Jamie have been obedient to follow God's instructions in reaching the world. So the next time anyone decides to judge someone on the earnings....remember to judge yourselves by what portion of your earnings YOU give to help reach the world. This may help you put things in to it's proper perspective.
Last, I'd recommend you get Andrew's teachings on Christian Philosophy. This is an awesome teaching that will be sure to give you the biblical truth on a variety of issues. God bless Andrew and Jamie.

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Posted by on 07/27/2017 at 3:49 PM

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

Commonsense, logic and reasoning says if the level of sexual assaults are true. Then what is the level of racial discrimination in the military? Since it appears there is a cultural lack of respect for women that are the same race as the offenders. It stands to reason there would be little respect for the equality of members of a different race.

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Posted by Charles Mahone on 07/24/2017 at 7:31 AM

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

So, where does the process begin to remedy this awful situation at the Air Force Academy and likely the other Military Academies? While this problem "seems" more prevalent at AFA, how does anyone know if all sexual assaults are being reported at the USMA and USNA? We can be sure fear is a common denominator at each academy.

The next step MUST be taken to authenticate what is in this article which will not be easy. If, and I mean IF people's medical records have been falsified and cadets have been railroaded out of school, how can you trust anything coming from the AFA regarding any of this? You can be sure they will do everything to stonewall the release of information because of privacy laws, have records go missing, and anything else they can throw at you.

I am a retired Air Force NCO who was proud to serve so I'm no hater when it comes to the military. Do I take everything in this article as the gospel? No. But it's not totally fake news, either. This article absolutely sickened me because I have the highest regard for our military academies, warts and all, but this situation, if true, is way beyond warts and all. It's criminal and needs to be treated as such and needs to go back at least 10 years. You can be sure this attitude towards sexual assault and reporting sexual assault goes back much longer.

Ken Lucas

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Posted by klucas33 on 07/22/2017 at 11:46 AM

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

Davis, The only post without facts was yours. I wondered how long it would take for the 'pro-rape' team to rear its ugly head. Congratulations - it didn't take long at all.

You are so far on the wrong side of this issue you can't even see the truth from there.

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Posted by Pat Re on 07/21/2017 at 12:54 PM

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

Clearly using falsified records and mental diagnosis to control the narritive and provide a cover for the rape culture that seems to be a way of life at Air Force Academy. A whole system designed to discredit survivors and discourage reporting to protect attackers alnd obscure the Academy's real record of sexual assault means the institution itself is rotten. This is not a case of a few bad apples. This policy comes from the top. This fish stinks from the head.

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Posted by Dawn S on 07/21/2017 at 7:27 AM

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.

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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

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