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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.

3 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"

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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

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

"If a marriage or paternity/maternity were to occur while a cadet but not be known to Air Force authorities until after graduation, you may be subject to disciplinary or administrative action as an officer."

OK, he is still a cadet, so this clearly has jack squat to do the with story.

"When indications of paternity of are present, a Letter of Notification (LON) for Disenrollment due to Disqualification proceedings are initiated to determine, if by a preponderance of the evidence, the cadet has a dependent. The USAFA/JA Cadet Disenrollment office informs cadet on options, which include:
- Resignation
- Apply for administrative turnback (to relinquish parental rights and return to complete cadet tenure)-legal proof of parental relinquishment required prior to return to USAFA"

Pleae note the term "which include", meaning these are not all of the options. This fits in perfectly with the announcement, "We are being proactive and meeting all necessary legal requirements to ensure Mike remains a cadet at the Academy which is why it has taken us so long to finally come public with this exciting news. "

So, what exactly is the issue here?

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Odin on 07/12/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Appraisal process accelerated for city's Strawberry Fields 'Disposal Project'

Update:

That "eventual legal fight" is now happening!
Please support the Strawberry Fields legal fund at www.savecheyenne.org. the results of this case will reverberate across our nation in every state and every city now being besieged by private takeover of public lands.

Posted by Donna Strom on 07/12/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Darryl Glenn to challenge Lamborn in CD5, Spaulding seeks nomination

I was wondering when the sequel to his ~Golds Gym~ meets ~Match.com ad~ meets ~Creepers Anonymous~ commercials were going to start running again. I think the green swimsuit from Borat should be fitting attire for this political campaign! Go Glen!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Silky Johnson on 07/12/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

Yesterday, 11 July 2017, KRDO TV-13 did a piece that UCCS now plans it's own baseball fields on N. Nevada, across the street from University Village shopping area. Here's a chance for the city and developers to partner with UCCS to build something together to serve all interests. Can they pull together for the greater good?

Pooling of funds between UCCS, the City, and the Developers could result in a single setting that is superior in amenities to separate small-time efforts which must compete for limited local entertainment dollars. Is there any synergy to be had in these matters. Is half a City of Champions better than none? ( I say "local" dollars since I-25 will be bottlenecked for another 10 years for 20 miles north of Baptist Rd to Castle Rock. )

http://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/…

This UCCS effort is not to be confused with the "Scott Hall Field of Dreams" tentative for about 60 acres up at the old defunct "Colorado Crossing" development that has been renamed "Victory Ridge" by its new owner in Denver.
https://www.coloradosprings.gov/sites/defa…

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 07/12/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “The transgender military debate: policy versus culture

Sometimes, though, I forget about the changes I've made in the past three years and will nonchalantly reply "infantry." I explain that I'm trans, and half the time they find some excuse to be anywhere that isn't next to me.

Seriously?! During the course of social event conversation you feel it necessary to non-chalantly explain your gender/sexual/personal situation and you wonder why people excuse themselves? I have tons of LGB friends and I'm pretty sure I have never told strangers at the bar "my gender preference" during happy hour. It seems these social event participants had no issue talking with you about military experiences, but opt to leave when you put your " personal life" into the mix. Dunno about you but I would feel uncomfortable and probably create a reason to leave the situation (i.e. TMI).

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 07/12/2017 at 12:22 PM

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

They could have chosen to keep the pregnancy quiet but instead it was turned into a Kardashian-like production, advertised on Instagram and other social media sites. People were encouraged to "like" , "follow" and "share" and now that it has happened - woe is me.

24 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by colosprgs on 07/12/2017 at 11:51 AM

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