If we are allowing guns mainly used during times of war under the second amendment, then those who own them should be okay with being drafted in times of war so as to honor their commitment to the 2nd amendment. Otherwise, get rid of the amendment and simply outlaw guns of war to private citizens.
I commend you on your dissertation about Hubris. While watching it I got mad all over again. These guys did not fool me the first time however they have such a huge criminal mind that they would try anything again and again. This war was "for profit." Look at the companies involved, expecially Halliburton. Enough said. Imopentoit.com
I have never been one to criticize all that much what the Dems do in congress. But, if they allow the chained cpi to be used in calculating social security raises, then they are not worthy of their seat in office. Calculations should be made on the same scale as the "cpi" only. If, at the end of the year, the cpi says its 2.3%, then raises should be that. We have 535 reasons to be worried about what happens in congress. There are a handful of those 535 that you can honestly believe, i.e. Bernie Sanders is one. We are at a juncture where the Dems may win the house in 2014, but I think we need to take a look at our own representatives and make a decision if they best represent our interests or their interests.
I turned 65 in September. I really resent that people say that the problem with Medicare and healthcare costs is because of the boomers. That sounds like finger pointing and I don't like it. We didn't ask to be born 60 plus years ago, but we did our best. We paid our Medicare taxes every paycheck since Medicare started. And, as we got older we began having more health issues. This happened before us (boomers) and it will happen after we are gone. People need to leave the eligibility age out of the discussion. Yes, there are problems in the system, but we do not not need to remake it. We do need to clean out the fraud and move forward. These are our earned benefits that are being discussed. Changing them could be political suicide for those who make changes unnecessarily.
of the Rove meltdown and the shellacking the Citizens United took. Think about it. The people said that their vote was more important than the money poured into the Romney campaign. Yes, both sides spent over a billion dollars, but Citizens United took a big hit that will come back at us in 2016. This gives them four years to figure out how to get rid of Rove and have a better plan. They'll be ready. Will we?
You never know who a DUer is. It could be your husband's next employer. Realistically, we are a fraternity of people that believe in basically the same principles. One of those is that we are here for you. Everyone wants to help someone who is down. If we were all perfect, we wouldn't be having this conversation. Wherever you are located, tell your husband that he needs to make sure his new job (the one at hand now) is to find another job. Get up at your regular time and hit the internet. I did this and had great results. A friend of mine lost his job due to the government contractor he worked for losing a major contract. We worked together via email, etc. to get his resume readable and acceptable to give to prospective employers. It took about three months, but he found work and is making more than he was before. I'm thrilled for him. I got an email that had three words in it "We did it!!!" That's all I needed to see. I know your husband can do this and he will find work. Being patient and being positive are the key.