cmawest

cmawest 2 years, 6 months ago on Army Ranger with Craig ties injured Saturday in Afghanistan

wow ! you had to be an officer.

i have spent a lot of time working with the DAV at the grand jct. veterans hospital. i get to see what these kids are going through. it took 15 years to see viet nam homeless vets. its taking 6 months to see them now. PTSD is horrible with these kids. don't tell me it is a different war, any time our very best is dying or getting maimed in a war that cannot be won, its the same war. if you did 4 tours you must have been a really good volunteer. they would have to had captured me and dragged me kicking and screaming back to that war. a C130 full of body bags visits me in my sleep, what visits you ? i am very proud of my service, and while i certainly did not do 4 tours, i came back with my share of problems. hopefully by accepting a full time position with the DAV i can do my part to help these kids. i don't care how many tours you did, i only care that these kids get back in better shape than we did. no disrespect meant to you or your service.

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cmawest 2 years, 6 months ago on Army Ranger with Craig ties injured Saturday in Afghanistan

I AM GETTING A LITTLE MORE THAN MAD ABOUT THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING THESE KIDS TODAY.

WHEN THEY SENT US TO VIET NAM WE WENT FOR 6 MONTHS (NAVY) OR ONE YEAR (ARMY, MARINES) THEN SENT US HOME -- (ONLY RAMBO DID 4 TOURS IN VIET NAM.)

TODAY THEY JUST KEEP SENDING THESE KIDS BACK, OVER AND OVER, AND OVER. THIS REALLY NEEDS TO STOP. THE TROUBLE WITH WARS IS THAT WE FIGHT THEM WITH THE VERY BEST WE HAVE.

WE PROVED IN KOREA AND VIET NAM THAT YOU CANNOT WIN A WAR WHEN THE GOOD GUYS AND THE BAD GUYS LOOKED EXACTLY ALIKE. AND FOLKS, HOLY WARS CAN NEVER BE WON. YOU CAN'T FIGHT AN ENEMY THAT WANTS TO DIE.

I WILL PERSONALLY VOTE FOR WHOEVER GUARANTEES TO PULL THESE KIDS OUT OF THERE, BE HE DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, OR INDEPENDENT.

I'D EVEN VOTE FOR OBAMA BIN LADEN HIMSELF IF HE PULLED THOSE KIDS OUT OF THERE. WAR IS ONE THING, BUT WE NEED A GOAL, I THOUGHT THAT WAS TO GET BIN LADEN. HELLO !!! WE GOT HIM.

WE NEED TO DRILL A HOLE IN EVERY ACRE IN AMERICA AND FIND ENOUGH OIL THAT WE CAN TELL THEM OPEC COUNTRIES TO BITE US ! THEN WE CAN STOP FIGHTING FOR OIL AND CALLING IT ANYTHING ELSE.

SORRY FOR THE RANT, BUT I'M REALLY GETTING TIRED OF SEEING GOOD KIDS GET HURT FOR NO REASON.

HANG IN THERE MARY LOU, WERE PRAYING FOR HIM.

D.C.C.

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cmawest 2 years, 7 months ago on Moffat County School Board backs Prop 103

you know, if the schools would actually spend the money on students education, rather than pay raises for themselves, more school bus drivers, etc. i might go along with them. if kids were getting smarter, i might agree.

what i see is a generation of kids losing their identities in front of a text message screen and on facebook, when tested they come out way below kids in other countries.

how much money do we need to throw at schools before we see our kids getting any smarter ? i once hired a moffat county high school graduate that couldn't read !! whats that about ?? i couldn't have gotten out of the third grade if i couldn't have read.

nope ! i won't vote for it till i see some real improvement in education.

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cmawest 2 years, 11 months ago on Humane Society offering reduced-cost adoptions in face of rising numbers

has it ever occured to the staff at the humane society that $114.00 is about a zillion times more expensive than anyone in town wants for a dog, and cats can be aquired in front of city market for free. no wonder they are glutted with animals.

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cmawest 3 years ago on Moffat County Sheriff inspired by father who died in line of duty

its about loyalty. loyalty to your job, community and friends. some stay loyal others not so much. but you know all about that, right ?

tim has remained loyal to his job. he has became a very good politician. i suppose craig needs to feel honored to have him.

hope he sometimes remembers who worked to get him where he's at.

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cmawest 3 years, 1 month ago on Dateline NBC special featuring Craig, Moffat County slated for tonight

o.k. lets try this one more time and hope some morons who only read into a story what they want to read will listen up and try to understand this.

at no time had anyone, including little miss wonderful, ever accuse jeff of putting his hands where the didn't belong. little miss wonderful was complaining clear back to sheriff valdez. and it was so bad, and caused her so much pain, that she was only able to withstand it for what ? 15 or 16 years ?? in those years over 55 jobs opened up in the county, how many did she apply for ? none i know of. so that will show just how badly she was suffering.

now please understand, i don't know this for a fact, but i was told by another woman employee at the county back then that miss wonderful asked her to join in the lawsuit, telling her that her sister in arizona had just did it and recieved an "out of court settlement" and her sister had told her how to do it. again, this is second hand info.

but this is not ! there were over 30 people deposed and scheduled to testify in jeffs behalf, not one single wittness got to testify. why ? cause just like she said, she got an out of court settlement from the insurance company to make it go away. crap ! even murderers get to face their accuser. so remember when you start accusing jeff, unless you were there and wittnessed what you say happened, be very careful what you write to the newspapaer. unless of course you are willing to tell it to jeff to his face.

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cmawest 3 years, 3 months ago on Dateline NBC special featuring Craig, Moffat County slated for tonight

i just finished watching the dateline special. what a wonderful lesson in forgiveness, something dateline isn't really famous for. what those kids had to endure is sad, but the end will serve as a reminder that God said he would not forgive those who would not forgive others.

as i watched jeffs interview, it took me to places i really didn't want to go. i spent a great deal of my life in law enforcement, working in some really mean places. just following the story, realizing that jeff and his crew went out there knowing full well who was out there and the extent they were armed. but they still went, with no malice in their hearts. who would have blamed them, who would have cared, if they had just killed both these scumbags ? but no, they did the right thing and brought them back alive, i'm not sure i was ever that good a cop, but i have always known that jeff corriveau had that spark of honor about him. its like jeff to bring them back unharmed. i feel proud to have known him, and even prouder to have worked under him.

thanks jeff - we truly love you. thanks dateline for telling it right "this time"

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cmawest 3 years, 3 months ago on Dateline NBC special featuring Craig, Moffat County slated for tonight

im glad they included jeff corriveau in this, he was a good and honorable lawman in this town. not many know jeff put a total of 14 murderers away in his career. losing him over a bogus scam to get money from the counties insurance company was a black mark on craigs history. law enforcement is a very unapreciated endevor. most who will jump up and try to defame an officer, wouldn't have near the courage to do their job. to all law enforcement officers - thanks for serving !

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cmawest 3 years, 4 months ago on Dead deer prompts concerns over possible mountain lion

hmm, lions huh ? well while i don't have a real problem with the deer, a lion would be a different story. i'd have to dispatch that rather quickly and waiting till DOW drove up from meeker wouldn't be quickly. maybe just call the sheriff and have tim come and shoe it away.

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cmawest 3 years, 4 months ago on Dateline NBC takes an interest in Craig for upcoming special

sorry i didn't mean to imply jeff corriveau was the sheriff at that time, just the officer who went up their and bagged the two scumbags. jeff was "old school" and didn't just sit around and give directions, he got "personally involved" his arrest record was amazing, both as an officer and later on as sheriff.

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