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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:31 AM
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Sending your kid to Iraq
Story of my daughter's boyfriend. I am sure this a very common tragic story.

From a small town.
Parents are Bud Lite drinking church goers.
Find their teenage son stoned on grass.
Caca hits the fan and they all but disown him.
He is a very sensitive guy and goes the other way to try to "get their love back" by joining the Marines.
Parents happy, son bummed, and now he is headed for Iraq.

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WTF is wrong with people? Did the sixties scare some people so bad that they will send a son to get possibly maimed or killed in Iraq rather than have a son who likes grass?

Stoopid dumb asses.
This just sickens me.

Question:
Is there enough Bud-Lite made to drown their sorrow should the worst happen (God forbid)?
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:34 AM
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1. Good luck to him.
Hope he makes it back, and hope he turns into a more caring parent / husband / employer / employee / friend someday than his 'rents seem to be.
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:36 AM
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2. Thanks
I feel for the kid.
He so naive.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:03 AM
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3. Perhaps if they read a little more about depleted uranium (DU,)
they might rethink sending their kids off to an uncertain future.

Here's an interview between Leuren Moret & The Lone Star Iconoclast about Depleted Uranium.

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Leuren Moret is a geoscientist who works almost around the clock educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and Congress and other officials on radiation issues. She became a whistleblower in 1991 at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab after witnessing fraud on the Yucca Mountain Project. She is currently working as an independent citizen scientist and radiation specialist in communities around the world, and contributed to the U.N. subcommission investigating depleted uranium. According to Wikipedia online encyclopedia, Moret testified at the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan in Japan in 2003, presented at the World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference in Hamburg, Germany, and spoke at the World Court of Women at the World Social Forum in Bombay, India, in January 2004.

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ICONOCLAST: Tell me about the tests that detect for DU in the body.

MORET: The chromosome test in the best indicator. Its $5,000. The urine test is a $1,000. If you test positive with the urine test, you know youre contaminated. If you test negative, it does not mean that youre not contaminated. It just means that you may or may not be contaminated but enough hasnt dissolved in your blood stream to go through your kidneys to be excreted in your urine. Anyone who goes now cannot avoid being contaminated. Anyone. Anyone. Anyone. Everyone who goes to the Middle East and Afghanistan will be contaminated.

The DU issue affects every single living thing on this planet. What else has that impact? They have altered the genome for the entire planet forever with this DU. The Pentagon people say, Youre exaggerating or you use the uranium word to scare people. I dont care if people believe me or not. All I can say is that over time what I am saying will actually be an underestimation of the long term effects.

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The entire article should be required reading for all families that enable / allow their children to go to the Middle East:
http://www.iconoclast-texas.com/News/2005/11-20/19news0...
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