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ewoden Donating Member (634 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:36 PM
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So my colleague loses
I'm sitting in cubicle land today when a co-worker gets a call. It's his wife and he is trying to calm her down. Asking to explain why she's crying. Then he drops to his knees, white as a sheet. Drops the phone and begins to cry.

I rush to his cube. Pick up the phone, more tears and crying on the other end. My buddy reaches up and takes the phone from my hand and hangs up. Fighting back the tears he says his son has just been reported KIA.

God I hate this war!! We need to get these kids home.

Oh by the way, Thunderbirds made a flyby today, nobody in our office gave a damn.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:39 PM
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1. THIS is why we need to work our asses off till Nov. 7...
...and then BEYOND.

Condolences, my friend.

Never Give Up.


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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:40 PM
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2. I am sorry to hear this....
This story is being played across America at an excellerated rate.....the * cabal can no longer hide the numbers of American soldiers dying and severely wounded.....

My prayers are with your coworker and his family...
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:27 PM
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13. I remember this during the Vietnam War. Coworkers getting calls
that their fiance, brother, cousin, boyfriend had been killed.

It's unbelievable that we didn't learn from that.

It's unbelievable that Americans allowed GWB to ever be "commander in chief".
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:33 AM
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16. It is Vietnam revisted...Part II
we have some of the same irresponsible players that were involved then....they are involved now....

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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:23 AM
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25. We did learn, for awhile. Then the rightwing propaganda machine
kicked in with full force and turned all the lessons on their head, filled people's minds with propaganda and lies. A new generation came up ignorant of history.

We're reaping the consequences.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:41 PM
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3. THIS is why we need to get the warmongers OUT OF THERE!
My heart bleeds for their loss, and yours. :hug:
Not one more life, American or Iraqi, is worth this!
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:42 PM
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4. wow. I am so sorry
I hate this fucking war. And I hate the evil bastards who started it and won't let it end. :mad: :cry:
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:43 PM
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5. How utterly horrible!
What do you say when something like this happens? I can't even imagine the grief this war has brought to so many people, and the all the cause of it can do is mindlessy gab about suits. I'm so sorry! :(
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ewoden Donating Member (634 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:56 PM
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7. You don't say much
I know of war loss. Lost a brother in Beruit. Lost a whole bunch of buddies and my innocense in Nam. I can't say much to this guy though cuz my son is back home from his second tour in Iraq.

No way is my kid going back!! he still has all his fingers and toes, but when he arrived home I saw the thousand yard stare. We had a loooong hard talk about it. His war is so very different from my war and vets don't usually relate well across the wars. However, I told him that I can see in his eyes his fate if he goes back and it ain't good. Combat vets eventually get "the look" when their nerves/resolve/expectations are going south on them. Those of you who have seen the elephant know what I am saying.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:45 PM
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6. Damn. Just DAMN.
I'm so sorry to hear this...

YES, we HAVE TO work our asses off, so the bad guys get the snot beaten out of them next month. They need a good shellacking, so WE can take over and get our troops OUT OF THERE. Let's do it for this newly bereaved family, 'eh? So there won't be ANY MORE like them!!! NOT ANOTHER DEATH!!!!! NOT ANOTHER TEARDROP!!!!!!! NOT ANOTHER FLAG-DRAPED COFFIN!!!!!!! NO MORE!!!!!!
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:08 PM
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8. Fuck!
I'm so sorry for your co-worker and his family. When they are ready, they should seek out contact with Cindy Sheehan and other Gold Star families. They have been there and are a few steps ahead in the process of "dealing" with their lost loved one in this still highly debatable war. Not all Gold Star families agree about the validity of this war that sacrificed the lives of their loved ones. However, they choose to view it, I am truly sorry for their loss.

The * administration and their policies are literally destroying the people of our country and the world for personal gain, madness or both. It's sometimes hard to tell.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:23 PM
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9. They needed to come home a couple of years ago.
This has got to stop.
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Branjor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:52 AM
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17. They *needed* to have never gone.
n/t
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:26 PM
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10. What Can One Say - Too Bad Too Many Are So Enamored
With the chimp.

His ass needs to spend a week in Iraq.

Sorry I am not more profound but I am just tired and fed up with the world created by him and his kind.
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Wheezy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:33 PM
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11. Condolences...
:cry:
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:51 PM
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12. Oh My God... that is terrible.
I cannot imagine the pain one must feel to lose a child...especially to lose a child in this quagmire we are in.

My condolences to you and your friend.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:54 PM
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14. How terrible! I heard bad news today too
I went into work this morning and learned that our principal's son was just seriously wounded in an ambush in Afghanistan. He was flown to Germany and she was able to briefly speak with him.
I hate these stupid wars.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:04 AM
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15. This is awful. And to hear about this on a phone call
couldn't the military send someone in person to talk to the parent? To both of them?
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:58 AM
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20. What probably happened
was the military sent someone to the home, and informed the guy's wife, who then called him. Military policy is always to break the news in person at the home. The republicans might not give a damn about the military, but the actual military sure does.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:56 AM
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24. Might have been better if his wife had told him in person.
Or maybe have sent someone to do that. But who could criticize the poor woman's judgment at a time like that?

There's a couple who lived nearby until recently, who lost a son in Vietnam. His name was Jimmy Crose and I graduated from high school with him. We rode the bus together and he was a cool guy.

His parents never got over his death. They stopped going to church and didn't ever go back, harboring bitterness all the rest of their lives. I noticed about a year ago their house was empty. I don't know where they went but I'm sure being at least in their late 70s had something to do with that.

Lots of sad stories in those days, and in these.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:43 AM
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26. I know that. But, perhaps they can make an extra effort
to send team to both places.

What a horrible task for the military personnel whose job is to do this.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:19 AM
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18. no no no, no words.
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:44 AM
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19. I'm so sorry.
I have no other words.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 09:41 AM
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21. War is a good business. Invest a child.
:cry:
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:24 AM
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22. Holy cow
I have no idea what that might be like. Well, actually I kind of do, but still, that's just awful. God be with them.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:29 AM
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23. Fuck the criminal leaders of this country....There is no value in us being
there........NONE.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:04 PM
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31. Well, there is value for the rich oil guys and the military-industrial
complex and Halliburton, and they're the people that really matter in this country. Fuck everyone else...
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:02 PM
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27. how awful. there aren't words to express it.
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 01:55 PM
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28. :(
I am very sad hearing that. Sad and angry. What the fuck did he die for? Oil? Brag points? "Strategy"? GOD DAMN THIS, FUCKING ALL OF THIS.
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 04:29 PM
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29. Oh no...I'm so so sorry
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 04:30 PM by socialdemocrat1981
My deepest and most sincere thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies to your colleague and his family :hug: What a tragedy -so many innocent, young and promising lives being lost

Once again my thoughts, prayers, deepest sympathies and condolences to your colleague and his family and friends. No family should have to go through this
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:06 PM
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30. What a goddam bummer
May all these bush bastards rot in hell! This really brings it home.

(Fellow G'burger here sending condolences)
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:17 PM
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32. I am so sorry
:hug:
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:45 PM
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33. My sympathies to your colleague, his wife, family and friends

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