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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:02 PM
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They're not letting the troops come home: again
Listened briefly to one of those retired general with a pointer and a map on the Today Show this morning. He's showing where the fighting is occurring and he named Fallujah and one other small town as the flashpoints.

I don't believe that it's limited to these two areas. There were soldiers being killed daily before Fallujah which brought the death toll to 600.

Beyond that, they have about 1,300 troops there fighting a population of 250,000. And they're not letting them come home again. It was not two weeks ago that I saw Ruinsfeld claim that all of the troops "volunteered" to go to war. Yes, they volunteered for a limited term, but not to have their tours extended twice.

Finally, looking at NBC this evening, they did a story on ROTC students and army/navy recruitment drives at highschools. The lying "reporter" said these highschoolers are eager to sign up. :eyes:

One student said, he's thinking about it but doesn't want to go on a suicide mission. I howled.

I'm done rambling. That is all.
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Amerpie Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:06 PM
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1. Lies recruiters tell
Why do people of color represent 1/3 of all enlisted people, but only 1/8 of all officers?

If military high-tech job training is so great, why do only 12% of male recruits and 6% of female recruits ever use their military training in a civilian job?

Why are rapes and other assaults on women an on-going crisis in the military?

Whats the point of participating in the GI Bill when you can actually receive more money by applying for Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and other sources of financial aid?

Why does the government ask us to support the troops while it cuts benefits for Veterans?

Why hasnt the government come clean about Gulf War Syndrome and the ongoing health problems of veterans, including chronic illnesses and birth defects?
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:55 PM
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8. Well, Bush is adding one incentive for the recruiters...
they're cutting Pell grants. Again.
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Amerpie Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:09 PM
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9. And in NC
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:09 PM by Amerpie
I guess you know tuition is going up on every UNC campus. At Fayettville State where my wife is a student, the increase is 17%...
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:06 PM
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2. What greater honor could there be
than sacrificing your life for Dick Cheney's Halliburton.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:09 PM
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3. we dont even know where Michael is or when we will see him
again or if we will see him again. The night he left here he walked to his car and was crying as he left. "Im going to go just get it over with" he said.
I hope that wasnt the last time I saw him..but it will be a long time before we see him again if they keep this up.
god help all the families, god help them and for gods sake Impeach Bush.
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BabsSong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:15 PM
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5. Maria--you're one in a million
because the other 999,999 of the "families" and the "boys" just keep mouthing the goddamn "I 100% support Preseeedent Boosh" shit. If they would wake up and speak up, then maybe the rest of the country would listen. But then again, they wouldn't because they don't care 'cause it's a piece of cake to send someone else's kid, wave a flag, hate people in the name of Christianity, be greedy, go about your business of screwing your neighbor before the neighbor screws you, and get all pumped up about killing more or them scum Aaaarabs every night. We need a draft...and if they re-elect Bush, I pray to God they get one. These dumb bastards deserve it.
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:47 PM
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7. Mari I will say a prayer for your son nt
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harrison Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:10 PM
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4. Troops volunteered to defend America, not fight a chosen war
for the Empire and its huge corporate interests.

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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:24 PM
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6. Hmm it's 619 Confirmed Military casualties on April FIFTH
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That's two days ago

Wonderful thing that Excel, can sort it by any category

Here's just the numbers by STATE/Location

Alabama 17
Alaska 1
American Samoa 2
Arizona 15
Arkansas 5
California 64
Colorado 7
Connecticut 6
Delaware 4
Dist. of Columbia 2
Florida 21
Georgia 16
Guatemala 1
Hawaii 1
Idaho 4
Illinois 24
Indiana 17
Iowa 10
Kansas 7
Kentucky 7
Louisiana 6
Maine 3
Maryland 9
Massachusetts 14
Michigan 22
Minnesota 6
Mississippi 10
Missouri 12
Montana 1
Nebraska 7
Nevada 2
New Hampshire 3
New Jersey 13
New Mexico 2
New York 28
North Carolina 15
North Dakota 5
Ohio 20
Oklahoma 9
Oregon 10
Pennsylvania 35
Puerto Rico 7
Rhode Island 5
South Carolina 13
South Dakota 4
Tennessee 13
Texas 58
Utah 4
Vermont 6
Virginia 14
Washington 11
West Virginia 3
Wisconsin 14
Wyoming 4

TOTAL 619

Information at the link below includes City, Name, Rank and Date

http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/ByState.aspx
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