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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.

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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.

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Posted by JGinCOS on 07/12/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by Laurie Davis on 07/12/2017 at 4:02 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

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Posted by Jim Rau on 07/12/2017 at 3:14 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.

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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?

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Posted by Odin on 07/12/2017 at 2:44 PM

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


That "eventual legal fight" is now happening!
Please support the Strawberry Fields legal fund at 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 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!

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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. )…

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.…

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/12/2017 at 12:50 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.

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Posted by colosprgs on 07/12/2017 at 11:51 AM

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

Cut it out! There is real opportunity and it is going to be squandered with this silliness.

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Posted by Larry Burke on 07/12/2017 at 10:06 AM

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

Wish that Jarrell had as much knowledge as he does enthusiasm! While dealing with unaffiliated voters is an issue for every political campaign, they are not the backbone of the party. "Weak" Dems" can't be counted on as they don't have the commitment that it takes to build and stick with a political party -- they float in and out, changing their affiliations as it suits them, voting for whichever candidate best meets their ideological purity test, "too cool" to be Democrats all the time. Many of the new local party leaders have a negative attitude towards the Dem Party and actually worked against the party's nominee last Nov. Promoting them to leadership positions now doesn't seem like a good way to strengthen the local Dem party. It will only be strong if it focuses on its core constituency that it can always count on to come out and vote for Dem candidates after they win the primary, and uses them to reach other weaker constituencies, like unaffiliated voters and Green Party folks who may occasionally vote Democrat when it suits them.

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/12/2017 at 7:11 AM

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

This is embarrassing and you should be personally ashamed of yourself, Pam Zubeck. The young woman's father was the Commandant of Cadets aka the general officer who oversaw Cadet training and discipline. Anyone with a half an ounce of common sense could recognize this and then reasonably assume that if they're willining to publicly announce the pregnancy then there's no question they're following the rules "to a T".

Based on the information available, it doesn't seem as if there's been a violation of any of the Air Force Academy's rules or regulations. This "article" seems like nothing more than some no-name blogger's desperate attempt to generate page views by speculating about a young military couple's personal life. Next time, how about you do a little more research beyond just surfing the academy's website and "creeping" on a young woman's social media account prior to gossiping on the internet. Talk about integrity...

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Posted by JWLH on 07/11/2017 at 6:04 PM

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

It's so laudable that the couple is being proactive about legal issues. You know what else would have been proactive? Wearing a condom. What's worse than that idiocy is having the gall, as the daughter of a general officer, to ask for money to support a kid. Give me a break. Hey granddad, why don't you kick in?

Integrity: Worst
Service Yourself
Excellence is no can do

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Posted by Pat Re on 07/11/2017 at 4:49 PM

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

She's claiming it's "invading her privacy" yet she openly sent the "birth announcement" photo, one of her clearly pregnant and her cadet holding up a balloon that said baby, to seven different PUBLIC instagram pages to be shared PUBLICALLY with it linking back to her account... knowing they broke the rules of the academy, all to gain that ever important attention. I think the true issue is that they need to grow up the hell up.

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Posted by GetOverIt on 07/11/2017 at 4:04 PM

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

Love how all the arm-chair quarterbacks get on here to post and yet know nothing about the honor code nor "the rules" at the Academy. First, the honor code was not broken. He did not lie, (cheat nor steal) about the relationship. In fact he was quite open about it. He did not lie about the pregnancy nor the fact that he is the father. NO HONOR CODE VIOLATIONS. In fact, he is doing the honorable thing -- marrying the young lady after he graduates. Should that not be applauded given how many absentee fathers there are in this country?

As for the rules - there are no rules against having relationships. There is a rule about no sex in the dorms, but he didn't break that one. Cadets are not allowed to have dependent, true. He must give up parental rights of this child - which he can later get back after graduation. This is not new, other cadets have had to do this. This is NOT a special treatment.

Pregnant cadets - a medical turnback, allowing the young lady to go home and have the baby, is an option. The cadets parents usually take guardianship of the baby, the cadet gives up her parental rights and can return to finish her education. As with the male cadets, she can get her parental rights reinstated after graduation. I personally do not see any special bias towards men except those caused by biology.

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Posted by ThinkBeforeYouSpeak on 07/11/2017 at 12:57 PM

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

So here's the bottom line, a rule was broken. A rule that cadet agreed to follow the entire duration of his academy career. Every single service academy follows that same rule and guideline. If you attain a dependent during your academic career at the academy you are required to wasn't a secret and surely they knew the rules......If they didn't want the information coming to light they shouldn't have posted anything at all. You post a pregnancy announcement on instagram where you have a big following and think nothing will come of it.....Yes accidents happen but when you have a big social media following and you disclose that a cadet basically is getting around the law I'm sorry it's wrong and someone is going to say something. She shouldn't have posted anything. She took that risk and now there are consequences for those actions. He should be held to the same standards as every other cadet and it seems like because of who she is special treatment is going to be in affect. The military academy's have those rules for a reason. It's a shame they can be followed. It's 4 years. That's not a long Time to wait. Hopefully the rules are enforced because if not it's a shame to say that breaking it is ok.

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Posted by foodforthought3 on 07/11/2017 at 12:10 PM

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

Did I miss something? Did the cadets sign a promise to abstinence? They joined the priesthood/convent? Birth control failed! What was the other option an abortion?!? Would that have satisfied the public? This is a personal matter and no ones business! Let's see what the journalist's sex life is like. I mean she's a public person since she is writing for a public organization. I think we need to know what every one of our public figures are doing in the bedroom. Why not?!?
A good journalist would have brought up a problem and discussed both sides of the issue with experts. It's obvious a female cannot continue the military part of her training while pregnant. Do enlisted females stay deployed if they find out they are pregnant, nope! We might not like it but biology can't be stopped.

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Posted by Meh on 07/11/2017 at 9:33 AM

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

I believe the new Commandant of Cadets, Brig Gen Goodwin, will get to determine the outcome of this.

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Posted by School Teacher 2014 on 07/11/2017 at 8:52 AM

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

hypocrites can justify anything as long as it follows along with their current ideology. either rules and laws matter or they don't. how many of these rule breaker fans are also ok with our p***y grabber in chief and his many lies and law breaking? in a hypocrites eyes he is doing fine... or you truly have no moral character.

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Posted by happyfew on 07/11/2017 at 8:23 AM

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