"The thing I admire about the rat tail is that it takes commitment. It's not like one day you just decide you want one, you have to grow out that bad boy and you have to repeatedly convince the hairdresser to trust you because it's a great idea."
Yeah I thought what I different between our wars now and others. Why is this a new problem? We have killed so many more civilians in ww2 and beyond than we ever did in wars before. If that doesn't weigh on soldiers I don't know what would. We haven't had a clear objective in a war since ww2. If thy doesn't mess with a soldiers mind I must be stupid. Researching has showed me others think the same way and made me feel a bit less crazy although I know some folks are ready to call the looney wagon for me. I believe in the idea of American exceptionalism and believe it should be that way in warfare too. My grandad was a ww2 vet and probably had PTSD. But he used a therapist by the name of Jim beam. We should strive to only put our soldiers in harms way if they will actually be defending our freedom. That is the least we can do
We have a local Vets Memorial here in our little town, recently done including bricks for vets. I put my date of service & branch on my brick but not my name, will not trade on being a vet. But I see folks using that status to benefit themselves. I'm a Legion member, our monthly newsletter has become a grab bag of what can we do for the vets.
I agree that our trip to the ME has been poorly done. Had we stayed in A'stan & finished the job, I think we would be better off. GW's nation building efforts were really a bad move. I could have told him that from the Iranians I had working for me, not a bunch of good news folks. Told my boss if he ever disciplined one of them to be sure he had someone from security there.
But, all in all, I do not see vets as heroes as a group, there were some as there always is but that is an individual thing.
Everyone's friend is No One's friend
Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!
Or anything here for that matter.
She has never posted here.
I don't understand your beef with her.
She is loving, smart, stunningly beautiful and has impeccable taste in men.
You have crossed the line.
Your post is anything but civil.
Could you possibly control your anger and stay on topic?
Ron Pauls tweet about Chris Kyle's death.
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Stan b & Elvis
It is amazing how a quote from the Bible upsets so-called Christians when it doesn't fit their war agenda.
As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend's violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences. A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies. RP
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis