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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:34 PM
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Some reservists ponder quitting as service time grows
I don't blame them, I blame the Reichmarshall and his neocon Revolution in Political and Military Affairs militarists. It is affecting morale negatively, the haphazard day-to-day "planning" of citizen-soldiers futures.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/sep03/169639.asp
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DocSavage Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:44 PM
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1. New?
Happens all of the time. People join the Reserve and Guard because they do not want the deployments of active duty but still want to serve. Well, when they have deployments like the active duty, people bail. This is somthing that the Reserves have delt with before and will again.

FYI, when deployment schedules increase in the AD, people get out also. That has been an ongoing problem for the past 10 years. And it is just going to get worse. This will put more strain on the guard and Reserve in the short run till recruiting goals raise enough to make up.
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 10:12 AM
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2. Hotel California
Last thing I remember,
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before.
Relax, said the nightman
We are programed to recieve.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave.

---- The Eagles
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jcc Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 03:37 AM
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3. The sad thing is...
that they can't even quit. My boyfriend's contract ends in one month and then the stop-loss order goes into effect. I want to put a POW sign on my lawn.
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plaguepuppy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 10:09 AM
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4. On the cheap
This is what happens when the Bushistas try to conquer the world on the cheap. These neo-con bastards have no consciences, no shame, and see the rest of us as nothing more than cannon fodder.

And now more than half the country realizes that it's been screwed over and lied to - I'm afraid it's time for another big terrorist attack. After all, when God's on your side these kind of convenient disasters seem to literally just fall from the sky.

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shatoga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 11:28 PM
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5. You can say that again/ or?

> These neo-con bastards have no consciences, no shame, and see the rest of us as nothing more than cannon fodder.

And now more than half the country realizes that it's been screwed over and lied to -
I'm afraid it's time for another big terrorist attack.
After all, when God's on your side these kind of convenient disasters seem to literally just fall from the sky.<

How right you are!

(push the "destruct" button and a shuttle falls from the sky in a convienient disaster to deflect criticism from herr Bush)

Wag-the-Dog is the blueprint for the Bush Administration.



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jcc Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-26-03 12:28 PM
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6. Failure to plan for natural disasters should
Edited on Fri Sep-26-03 12:28 PM by jcc
Be added to the list of idiotic things America does. With the NG in Iraq, there were only something like 300 National Guard left in the area of hurricane Isabella when it struck. We had to beg for civilian volunteers to cover the number of people needed to distribute emergency supplies. If there was another attack on America, or even just a big earthquake, were screwed.
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DocSavage Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 08:17 PM
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9. Plan?
The primary mission of the Guard: http://www.arng.army.mil/about_us/protecting_our_world....

Sure it is nice to have them around when the bad storms happen, but that is not thier primary mission. If there is another attack, the govt could suspend posse comatatas (sp?) during the crisis. If there are natural disasters (I live in Kansas), I guess that the sheriff will be doing a lot of overtime patroling the streets.
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RH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-26-03 08:02 PM
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7. On the cheap?
Taken a look at the US defense budget recently?

:spank:


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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-03 02:52 PM
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8. Which line?
Halliburton profit
or
Veterans medical?
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