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Re: “Transgender service in the military — what's happening now?

"It's only male and female, girls and boys, XX and XY. " - John Ritchie

There is also XXY, XYY, XXYY, etc. XXY occurs in about 1 out of every 1000 to 2000 births. About the same for XYY. XXYY is more rare at around 1 in every 40,000 to 80,000 births.

You really should watch Through the Wormhole Season 7 Episode 3 where Morgan Freeman explores if there are more than two genders. You will find it eye opening.

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Posted by Odin on 07/13/2017 at 11:51 AM

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: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

"none of the five commissioner seats in El Paso County is occupied by a Democrat"

Commissioners, like all elected officials, are elected by geographic districts, not by political party ratios.

"not one district is even competitive for a Democrat to run in, much less win"

Districts are laid out by geography and population, not by party density.

What you are really advocating is gerrymandering based on party density.

"The best way to address the Democratic threat is just to redraw the lines,"

The BOCC meeting I went to and the Clerk and Recorder website had plenty of maps and gave very solid reasons why the redistricting was happening and why the proposed changes were being made. They had everything to do with population growth and geography, balancing the number of people per commissioner (which is long overdue), and nothing to do with political parties.

"Perhaps if there had been a Democrat county commissioner, he or she would have smelled "the rat in the henhouse" and stopped Maketa before he was allowed to become a liability to taxpayers."

Highly unlikely that such a person would have done any such thing.

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Posted by Odin on 07/06/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Reader: County Dems are underrepresented

rw shoemaker,

"The KKK had a hold on the city and county, and even the state, to the point that there was at least one KKK governor of the state at one time. "

Not the city. https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/wel…

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Posted by Odin on 07/06/2017 at 4:05 PM

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

"they were recordings about a missing juvenile in the area of "Laredo Ridge," wherever that is. "

That is just on the other side of Powers from where you live, Doug. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

"What do you expect me to DO at midnight about some juvenile in the city who does not tell her parents where she is? I have no role in finding other people's thoughtless or runaway children."

I guess the part about being developmentally challenged escaped you, Doug. The call around midnight was to let you now that there was nothing you needed to do. The call at 10:30 PM was when you should have been thinking about doing something. At the very least, get off your butt and check your yard, as developmentally challenged kids might take shelter under a deck, behind a shed, etc. Or maybe take a couple flashlights and go check one of the parks in your area like Otero Park, Rudy Park, Old Farm Park, Iron Horse Park, or the Chaparral Open Space. It only takes a little bit of your time.

But, that would require you to actually have a heart.

"What sentient being decided to program these late night calls, and to whom?"

The times the calls are made are not "programmed" The times they go out are need based and can happen any time of the day.

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Posted by Odin on 07/03/2017 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Commissioner Littleton proposing planning for the worst

BTW, Commissioner Glenn wants to not only merge the Colorado Springs and El Paso county OEMs, he wants to make a regional one. I am not sure he really understands what he is asking for. He does not seem to understand the current levels of emergency management and I doubt very much he has ever taken any of the online and free FEMA courses regarding the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, or National Response Framework. He probably does not understand the very different roles that an Emergency Operations Center plays as compared to an Incident Command. Nor does he seem to be aware of the fact that there are already local, county, state, and FEMA offices or that the state is already divided into 9 different "All Hazards" regions (El Paso and Teller falling in the South Central Region) each with their own dedicated state emergency coordinators. To me it simply reeks of a power grab.

Posted by Odin on 06/26/2017 at 3:57 PM

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