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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:08 AM

Just about sums it up- Thank you former President Carter:



Thanks to those that helped me through the posting, it was clear as mud..lol

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Reply Just about sums it up- Thank you former President Carter: (Original post)
silvershadow Jul 2013 OP
Tx4obama Jul 2013 #1
silvershadow Jul 2013 #2
Warpy Jul 2013 #3
silvershadow Jul 2013 #6
99th_Monkey Jul 2013 #4
silvershadow Jul 2013 #7
pacalo Jul 2013 #5
DeSwiss Jul 2013 #8
longship Jul 2013 #9
davidpdx Jul 2013 #10
democrank Jul 2013 #11
silvershadow Jul 2013 #12
madokie Jul 2013 #13
Half-Century Man Jul 2013 #15
madokie Jul 2013 #16
Half-Century Man Jul 2013 #18
madokie Jul 2013 #20
Half-Century Man Jul 2013 #21
madokie Jul 2013 #22
silvershadow Jul 2013 #19
Sherman A1 Jul 2013 #14
Coccydynia Jul 2013 #17
malaise Jul 2013 #23
felix_numinous Jul 2013 #24

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:16 AM

1. K&R. And congratulations on posting your first photo :)




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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:18 AM

2. Thank you! I think I have posted a few in the past, but it confounds me every time.

I had no trouble when Piknik was still alive, but Google bought them and I've had issues since.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:18 AM

3. Jimmy Carter is a Christian who got the point.

When you meet people like that in real life, hang on to them. They are treasures. They're certainly some of the best people I know.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:56 AM

6. Jimmy Carter is a good man who got a royal screwing. I love that he continues to be a voice this

many years on.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:30 AM

4. Wowzers. That's getting to the heart of the matter,

One day everyone will wake up and realize that war is an obsolete racket,
a cruel & savage, and exceedingly wasteful racket: a racket that our
species and our planet can no longer afford to indulge.

I've always loved Jimmy Carter. Big respect. A life truly well-lived.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:57 AM

7. Indeed.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:31 AM

5. That quote is now my signature line.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:25 AM

8. K&R

''You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.'' ~Buckminster Fuller

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:35 AM

9. The best ex president, by far.

And one of the best presidents of my life.

(Truman->Obama, and hopefully still counting)

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:39 AM

10. Wow

Just wow!

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:52 AM

11. Jimmy Carter....

Someone I can believe in.

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Response to democrank (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:55 AM

12. Not only that, but he's eligible to run again :) nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:56 AM

13. That one is going to leave a mark

President Carter is a good man who was royally screwed by the republicons in congress during his term as President.
I liked President Carter then and I like ex-President Carter now.

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Response to madokie (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:19 AM

15. A very underrated man

We would have been so much better off if he had been able to serve two terms. But, it would have been bad for him. His first term aged him so much, I think he worried harder than any other recent president.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:25 AM

16. He didn't just play lip service to helping his fellow man

He actually tried his best. He really likes us and that is why I like him so well.

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Response to madokie (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:05 AM

18. I started my military service under him.

And it was a kinda weird time for the military, that transition from the freebootery of the Viet Nam era to the giant stick up your ass of garrison life (My father was in the service, I grew up on bases, I enlisted when he retired).

One of my fears...We know that the Republicans worked as hard as they could to interfere with or discredit Carter and keep his presidency to a single term. I know high ranking career military officers tend to by conservatives and republican. They frequently form close bonds with industries who make military equipment. Outgoing President Eisenhower warned us about the military industrial complex, and we were somewhat on guard through the Viet Nam era....The attempted raid to free the hostages held at the embassy in Tehran failed because the dust shields for the Huey helicopters were left behind. We knew the dust on the Asian deserts was fierce, we saw the Afghanis use it against the Russians. Classic military tactics are taught at West Point; using dust to obscure movement or as an anti-personnel choking agent is a classic military tactic. We planned to have 2 C-130s and 6 (if I remember correctly) Hueys in flying close to the ground and hovering at the LZ. How did we not account for the prop wash from 14 propellers in a small area? Was the decision to leave the dust shields behind the last gasp of the freebootery from Viet Nam, or was it a plan to make visibility so bad that the mission would called off that went horribly wrong?

Lets not forget the secret talks that went on between parts of our government and the Iranian Student Revolutionaries that got the hostages released the second Reagan was sworn in. Talks the President should have been privy to.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:16 AM

20. The talks I might add

by the reagan team who so happened to be a bunch of the goons from the nixon administration who were working so hard in sabotaging President Carter.

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Response to madokie (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:19 AM

21. Never was impressed by Reagan

..amend that to , not favorably impressed.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:23 AM

22. Neither was I

In fact I was pissed the whole time he was in office.
Although I grew to like Ted Kennedy afterwards he played a big part in Carters defeat in '80. I remember it well and it still upsets me when I reflect back on the way Senator Kennedy treated President Carter. By the time that Sen. Kennedy died I had forgiven him.

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Response to madokie (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:07 AM

19. He exemplifies his Christian faith, and whether or not you are a believer, he has a very humanist

approach.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:18 AM

14. Thank You Mr. President.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:49 AM

17. I always like this man.

 

He was a visionary President when it came to our energy addiction. He is by far the greatest retired President ever.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:41 AM

23. K & R

I love Carter

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:34 PM

24. K&R

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