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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:11 AM

Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs -- Fire


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Reply Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs -- Fire (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Jun 2012 OP
nanabugg Jun 2012 #1
longship Jun 2012 #2
Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 #3
kestrel91316 Jun 2012 #4
alittlelark Jun 2012 #5
joshcryer Jun 2012 #6
jimlup Jun 2012 #10
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #7
Johnny Rico Jun 2012 #8
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #9

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:12 AM

1. Bet those government handouts to home owners don't look so bad now in Colorado. nt

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:26 AM

2. Focus on the Family is there, too.

I don't know if they have a position on firefighters, but I'd bet they no longer support the Republicans' war against firefighters.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:39 AM

3. This is really horrifying.

My father was a contract negotiator for the Air Force Academy Construction Agency back in the '50s when it was nothing but wild land there. I never would have imagined a fire coming this close. I'm very worried for Colorado Springs.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:46 AM

4. When my dad died in 1980 we cremated him and scattered his ashes up in the Rockies.

But in lieu of a cemetery marker we had a tree planted in his memory in a special memorial grove near the chapel (that famous building with the steeply pitched roof). I fear that those trees could burn if the fire gets on Academy land. There is a boulder with a brass plaque, too, with his name among others. But the tree means more to me.



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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:13 AM

5. My AF Colonel father and I spent a few nights there last year

It really is beautiful.

I hope it comes out unscathed.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:19 AM

6. Larger version:

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:28 AM

10. Holy Crap!

I'm very familiar with the area - that's terrifying!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:23 AM

7. I wonder if Pat Robertson's position is that God doesn't

 

approve of the right wing and that's why he's threatening the area. Or maybe God doesn't approve of drones and such-like instruments of aerial war.

Nope, it's only when natural or man-made disasters strike blue areas like New York City or New Orleans that it's a sign of God's disfavor.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:59 AM

8. At Free Republic, a number of posters are speculating that God has "withdrawn his protection"

 

from the Air Force Academy due to the recent Air Force policy of diversity and tolerance regarding gays and religious minorities such as pagans.



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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:09 AM

9. OMFG, that idea is crazy enough that I could see the nutjobs debating it. Thanks for the update

 

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