Re: using meth vs using oxycontin
- From: <Cabbi>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:13:07 -0500
"Juba" <juba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Cabbi <Cabbi> wrote in message:That's the same reasoning I'm seeing. Who would want to "stay the course" of
We couldn't be more in agreement, esp. when you speak of the short
shrift show those who have served in the military. Though there
appears to be a bit more coverage regarding this issue throughout the
media currently, it's amazing to me that this is not a huge issue,
getting as much buzz as Watergate did, back in it's time.
Rape is the right word when soldiers are getting discharged without
benefits because their PTSD is intentionally undiagnosed so the
behavior it causes can be cited as cause for their dismissal and loss
of benefits. Further, these kids are expected to pay back the
military for any educational fees! They don't just lose their
futures, they're made to pay for any schooling they may have had
during their indentured servitude. This is not the America where we
grew up. It's the rusult of bad leadership, regardless of party or
philosophical leaning. It took too many "leaders" to get this out of
kilter to say any one group owns it.
Even during the best of times Americans don't want to pay the true cost of
the Government they want.
Our leaders know that the best way to fight a war is to use volunteers and
mercenaries, and to borrow all of the money. Would we still be in Iraq if
we had to pay as we went or if there was a draft? Of course not.
We don't have enough troops, so the President makes our troops serve
multiple combat tours and extends their tours. Our troops are already
exhausted. So is their equipment.
We are shoveling tons of money at huge corporations like Halliburton to
provide infrastructure and other support services, and yet based on what
actually gets to the troops we still seem to be fighting this war on the
We owe it to our servicemen and women to support them in the field and
when they return home in every way possible. We can get all the money we
need for veterans benefits by pulling out of that sinkhole called Iraq and
by not starting any other wars we can't finish.
McCain will never pull out of Iraq and he voted against raising veterans
benefits because he doesn't want our troops to leave the military and go
to college on the GI bill. Pretty sad.
I ask myself why, given the present circumstances, does McCain have any
chance at all of becoming President? The only answer I can come up with is
that far too many Americans are easily manipulated by fear, religious
intolerance, and prejudice.
the last 8 years unless they were so cowed by the talk of "terrorism"
instead of the reality of a terrible economy and the erosion of personal
freedoms here at home. Only those who so desperately need to believe that
their government wouldn't lie to them could swallow the McCain platform.
Then there are those who would vote for any white man before they'd vote to
allow a black to be President. I couldn't believe my eyes when they
interviewed a number of people who actually said this out loud, in front of
a video camera! Stupid is as stupid does. Still, there just CAN'T be that
many voters to sway the election, can there?
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