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Re: “Local troops deploy to southern border, small planning group to California fires

" Operation Faithful Patriot"

That would more correctly be Operation FAITHFUL PATRIOT, or OPERATION FAITHFUL PATRIOT, all caps. Military named operations are normally written in all caps.

"which the Pentagon switched to "border support mission" last week "

It was a support mission all along. Just as it was when Obama sent the military to the border.


Again, that should be all caps, most correctly USNORTHCOM's or just NORTHCOM's.

"So far, no active duty aircraft have been dispatched to California"

The likely aircraft to be sent would be the MAFFS, however, no MAFFS units are active duty. One is a Reserve unit and the other three are Guard units. So even if all the MAFFS aircraft in the US were sent, it would still mean no active duty aircraft were sent.

Posted by Odin on 11/14/2018 at 4:01 PM

Re: “The election is finally over, and now we know just how divided we really are

"And then the White House takes away Acostas press pass, but only after sending out an edited video making it seem as if he had placed his hands on a White House intern. He hadnt." - Mike Littwin

Umm. no. The "edited" video simply zoomed in. The video on CSPAN showed exactly the same thing. Acosta very clearly put his hands on the woman trying to get the mic from him.

"Whatever you blame, though, you can pretty much say that Trumps election campaign was the first based on a full-out division "

Again, no. That would be Obama. But since the media fawned over Obama like he was the Messiah, you will never admit that Obama did more to divide the country than anyone since Lincoln.

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Posted by Odin on 11/14/2018 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Reader: We need safer streets

The Prophet Margin ,
A vehicle gets a green light in the same direction as a pedestrian's light, not across the ped's path. Peds get a green light only after the protected left turn phase has finished. If a ped is going across the oncoming vehicle traffic, then the ped is demonstrating example #2. So the only vehicles that should have a conflict with peds in designated crossing areas are drivers making unprotected lefts or drivers making rights. Also, the items I listed as #B and #C address your concerns. The cameras that you see at most intersections are basically just sensors and they do not normally record anything and are not normally monitored or even able to be monitored.

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Posted by Odin on 11/13/2018 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Reader: We need safer streets

Many of the pedestrians and cyclists who have been hit and killed have been:
1) Not crossing in a cross walk or at an intersection
2) Crossing when the signals were red
3) Not wearing reflective clothing, lights, or white clothing at night
4) Outside the designated lane, or
5) Combinations of the above

I have seen too many people trying to cross roads like Platte, Academy, even Powers, at night, in the middle of the block, and wearing dark or camo clothing. And guess what, if a pedestrian gets hit being that incredibly idi0tic, they are the ones who will get the ticket (if they live), not the vehicle driver.

That is not to say that drivers don't also play a huge part in this. Far too many drivers are:
A) Speeding (speeding is a factor in between 80 and 90% of all crashes and is a direct cause in about 15 to 20%, plus it dramatically increases the amount of energy and therefore damage in a crash)
B) Distracted/not paying attention to driving (including texting or listening to headphones/earphones, both of which are illegal)
C) Running red lights
D) Cutting in and out of lanes
E) Drunk/high, or
F) Combinations of the above

Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists all need to do a better job on our streets. When I taught my kids to drive, one of the things I engrained in them were that it isn't enough to be a safe driver yourself, you need to be watching the other people on the roads as well.

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Posted by Odin on 11/09/2018 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Blue wave strong in Colorado

Colorado is fast on its way to becoming California. People really need to wake up.

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Posted by Odin on 11/07/2018 at 11:55 AM

Re: “VOTE! (if you can)

"Republicans have suddenly discovered how popular and important health care is to the voting public."

Republicans have known this all along and have long advocated health care reform. The Unafforable Care Act (Obama Care) was what they opposed and for very good reasons.

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Posted by Odin on 11/05/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Parents claim AFA cadet said slain Jews are "burning in hell forever"

If C and J were direct witnesses to the comment, then they need to officially report it via one of the many ways they have available to them. Going to the MRFF is not the correct thing to do. Going to the Indy is not the correct thing to do. Having their parents go to the MRFF or the Indy is not the correct thing to do. If nothing happens from an official report t the military, THEN things like going to the MRFF or the Indy might be the correct course of action, though honestly going to their Congress person would be a better choice.

if these cadets can't follow simple rules on how to report incidents, they will be a liability in the military.

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Posted by Odin on 11/05/2018 at 11:24 AM

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