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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:35 PM

Toon on war morale...

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CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
Whovian Jan 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #3
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #5
MiddleFingerMom Jan 2013 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #7
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #17
L0oniX Jan 2013 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #9
Left Brain Jan 2013 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #11
Unknown Beatle Jan 2013 #12
xxqqqzme Jan 2013 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #15
warrior1 Jan 2013 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #16
jwirr Jan 2013 #18
countryjake Jan 2013 #19
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #20


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:39 PM

2. Another K&R

 

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Response to Whovian (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:41 PM

3. Thank you, my dear Whovian and liberal N proud...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:50 PM

4. ...

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:53 PM

5. I hear ya, my dear LisaLynne...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:59 PM

6. I graduated from high school shortly after turning 17 -- a major smartass (no, REALLY).

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If I had gone to college, I probably would have partied my way back out in my
freshman year and never gone back. I had no discipline and was headed for the
life of a loser -- jail/prison was not a longshot for my future.
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I enlisted (almost accidentally) while still 17 and my attitude is what got me
through basic training (the only was you can BEAT me is if I ALLOW you to
beat me).
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In the Army, I learned focus and purpose and coping skills that would never have
come my way otherwise.
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For years, I reluctantly suggested this path to the parents of teenagers much
like I had been -- in the hopes that it would teach them similar lessons.
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Because of the way our leaders (ALL our leaders) have played fast and loose
with the lives of young people nowadays -- it's been many years since I have
done anything but encourage avoiding military service.
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If these suicide statistics do not wake our country up to the impending disaster
of veterans with PTSD, I do not know what will.
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You think the streets are filled with homeless, hopeless vets now?
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:05 PM

7. My dear MiddleFingerMom...

I think there are more than a few homeless, hopeless vets on the streets now...

And if something major isn't done, there will be a lot more.

I think the way we treat (or rather, don't treat) our vets is just criminal.


I am glad your military service helped you grow up.

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:47 PM

17. I'm so glad you reached the right conclusion. Stop enlistments and you will stop senseless war.

 

It behooves the military to have a large supply of poor and not very well educated young people. By the way, Albert Einstein had the same opinion as you now have.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:51 PM

8. Killing people has its effects. n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:58 PM

9. And none of them good. Thank you for your comments. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:58 PM

10. Tru dat, Peg.

powerful

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Response to Left Brain (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:00 PM

11. I agree, my dear Left Brain!

That's why I posted it...

When will we ever learn?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:54 PM

12. Almost on a daily basis

I see homeless vets asking for money from homemade cardboard signs and I always give what I can. It pisses me off big time that the bloated pentagon won't use money to help homeless vets. Over the years the pentagon has gotten trillions of taxpayer dollars but how much goes to homeless vets? Generals would rather live like kings, with staff at their command, living in mansions paid for by us while homeless vets live in the streets. What a disgrace, what a shame.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:12 PM

14. I have a dear friend

who works for the VA. He only works w/ homeless vets. I don't know how he does it. His caseload would overwhelm me.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:41 PM

15. It is horrible.

I truly do not understand how our culture allows our veterans to suffer so much.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:55 PM

13. I love you CalPeggy!

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:42 PM

16. Aw, thank you, my dear warrior1...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:12 PM

18. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:47 AM

19. K&R!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:56 AM

20. K&R

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