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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:10 AM
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Have any extra frequent flier miles? Donate 'em to the troops...
As we all know this administration is treating the troops like crap, and apparently they only get to fly to major hubs for free. If they're from a small town. They have to pay the rest of the way.

I found this kinda interesting. You can donate the frequent flier miles to em...

http://www.heromiles.org /
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:13 AM
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1. Northwest does not seem to be participating
I have a bunch of their miles. Just another reason they have pissed me off recently.
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molly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:05 AM
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2. I passed this on to my husband
he flies a lot and has many friends that may be able to donate.

THANKS!!!
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markomalley Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:52 AM
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3. Why?
After all, they are all volunteers. They are mostly freepers by nature.

It was different in Vietnam than modern wars. There people were dragged off to war against their wills. Now, they are nothing better than mercenaries going off to do the bidding of the NPAC. I say nothing should be given to them ever.
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democraticgator Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:43 AM
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4. How can you say that??
That is a disturbing comment. You can be against the war, but don't demonize the troops. They dont choose where they are sent to fight. These are twenty year old kids over there, many of them who enlisted just to pay off their student loans. It is not their fault that a corrupt government sent them to fight a fraudelent war. Blame Bush, not the troops.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:45 AM
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6. I'm not holding the troops in the highest regard. No one forces them to
BE there.

They CAN leave, even if it causes them a lot of grief. No one is forcing them to KILL women and children.
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markomalley Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:08 AM
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7. I can say that easily!!!
I'm not demonizing the troops. They are not conscripts. Most of them are in it for the benifits and getting a decent job, not "patriotism." That's what I call a mercenary.

This "I'm against the war but support the troops" sentiment is just a bunch of crap! Sorry...remember the statement: "What if somebody threw a war and nobody showed up?" Bush didn't raise their right hands for them. Bush didn't make them burn the city of Fallujah. Bush didn't make them rape innocent Iraqi women and kill innocent Iraqi children. Bush didn't fly their bombers with Rockeye bomblets. Bush didn't do any of that. Yes the war is fraudulent and criminal, but war criminals are individuals. The Nuremburg trials proved that. Is the hit man guilty, or just the person who put out the contract?

After 8 years of the last republican president, bubba, you can't even say they were fooled. They knew going in they were going to be deployed.

Or are you defending the young officers who sold their souls to the government to get that college degree? Maybe they are the innocent ones.

No, when you have the b@lls to recognize a baby killer as a baby killer, then maybe you can make some progress. Yes, hold the fascisti criminally liable, but the individual baathists should not escape without repercussions, as well.


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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:44 AM
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5. I want to send in planes to airlift them OUT for GOOD.
Wish I knew a way to do THAT.
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