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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #795 on: August 31, 2018, 07:09:28 AM »
Who are you asking???

Did you enlist or were you drafted??
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #796 on: August 31, 2018, 08:54:52 AM »
As my senior, femininst, libtard brain recalls, Gore enlisted after college.

Being "The Most Intelligent Man In The World," a man with Gore's acumen and newly minted tracking and mapping degree skills would have known what he was getting into, financially, before enlisting, before marrying, before producing progeny. So, no complaints, no whining about being in the Military and its associated hardships, which made you into the kept man you are today, our tax dollars at work.

The Military does not exist to accommodate individual or family needs; it exists to protect our nation and fight wars.  The purpose of the Military is to use deadly means to enforce National Policy.
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #797 on: August 31, 2018, 10:43:15 AM »
Soooo.... if a person enlists in the military they have already signed up for low wage, bad work conditions, and have accepted they agree to die for their service....

But the dude that passes your Big Mac to you over the counter deserves 15$ an hour , political marches, entire media organizations rallying for them promoting higher wages, , etc. 

Didnít the burger guy choose to work there and by that choice accepts the wage he agreed to?


Iíve always thought not all work deserves the same compensation. All work deserves our best effort despite its compensation.
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #798 on: August 31, 2018, 10:59:21 AM »
YES!  Because one has the ability to choose, and one has the ability to vote to influence the government. Trump just gave the military a 2+% raise I believe.  Sadly, we cannot pick and choose equity. That would be sooo Socialist. 😝


They call it Military Sacrifice for a reason. The Military does not exist to care about individuals or families. My newly married officer niece & husband are being sent to Afghanistan and West Africa, respectively for their tours. Not exactly newlywed bliss. But they made the choice to join,  no one forced them. They are highly educated ROTC graduate officers. This is what can happen when you choose to work in the Armed Forces. Sacrifice.

Life is fraught with choices.  Some we have no control over, like our gene pool, parents, etc.  Many we can escape, but not always. Many of us Senior Feminist Libtards Democrats would LOVE to see more equity in areas of life - wages, no glass ceilings, universal health care ... But we are ridiculed.and mocked for saying so.
The Military, as the largest government employment "corporation" is no greater or lesser than any other job. It's a job, a choice to join or not. You serve not whine.
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #799 on: August 31, 2018, 11:35:28 AM »
Soooo.... if a person enlists in the military they have already signed up for low wage, bad work conditions, and have accepted they agree to die for their service....
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Iíve always thought not all work deserves the same compensation. All work deserves our best effort despite its compensation.


...then, after I got out, I got a low level Civil Service position based on my extensive military experience points to supplement my retirement and pay it forward with my career of well-honed skills and experience-.

....and, a little known bureaucratic paper pusher tid bit, it ended up costing me a ton money; they took back half my GS salary because I was a prior service officer ....ĒLet me get this straight...you want me to do the same amount of work as this self-entitled bulging-gut butt-drooping chair-driving civie REMF over here and get paid half the salary?....

....military sacrifice; thank you for serving  ;)

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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #800 on: August 31, 2018, 11:43:20 AM »
My earlier post regarding Soren Kierkegaard was surprisingly accurate and even ironic. 

Sacrifice is actually the highest form of humility, and many times the people accused of the highest arrogance have actually express the highest form of humility. And whatís even weirder, it takes a heart of humility to even see that.

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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #801 on: August 31, 2018, 11:43:46 AM »
Life is not fair. Only Libtards want fairness in life.😝

"In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash."

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You know, I think all jobs should pay a LIVING  wage - Military, McDonald's, CNAs ( the humble lifeblood of hospitals).. but...but...we are a BIG, FREE, nation with lots of opinions, lots of attitude, lots of inequity, lots of money, lots of patriarchy, lots of tribalism, lots of pride, ...it's hard, really, really hard, to strike that necessary balance.
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #802 on: August 31, 2018, 11:55:22 AM »
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Sacrifice is actually the highest form of humility, and many times the people accused of the highest arrogance have actually express the highest form of humility. And whatís even weirder, it takes a heart of humility to even see that.
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #803 on: August 31, 2018, 11:59:03 AM »
My earlier post regarding Soren Kierkegaard was surprisingly accurate and even ironic. 

Sacrifice is actually the highest form of humility, and many times the people accused of the highest arrogance have actually express the highest form of humility. And whatís even weirder, it takes a heart of humility to even see that.



Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 13:15 Jesus, way before Kirkegaard.

Of course, within the context of Military and war, the
discussion then centers around Just War Theory, Augustinian theology and such. I'll leave that up to Gore and Lifetime....🤔
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #804 on: August 31, 2018, 02:17:07 PM »
I have just returned to the castle from my weekly hunting and gathering expedition. I had two things happen while out, that made me think of today's conversation...

First, while crossing Smock Bridge, I saw a large hawk dangling a snake from its talons. I thought, Good choice of time and place for the hawk. Bad choice of time and place for the snake.

Secondly, while contemplating a section of shelves in the grocery, a tall, gray-haired, well-dressed, mustachioed man, passing by, said to me, smiling, "Decisions, decisions." 

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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #805 on: August 31, 2018, 08:47:53 PM »
Chalk one more up for Team Mueller.  Cleaning the swamp, one Trump associate at a time.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/31/politics/w-samuel-patten-plea-russia-ukraine/index.html
MAGA - My Attorney Got Arrested
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #806 on: September 02, 2018, 10:04:03 AM »
I know this is the day he will be buried at Annapolis as he should be.... I have added this to my original post though and found it was posted in You Tube recently. It may give some something to think about and MOST of those in this video...I have known for over 30 years, to include the Politicians and civilians that were identified in it. I do not agree with all that is implied but I do agree with what is a matter of record...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnlQpKdNjWU



I have found in life that as wonderful as a rose appears to be.... they can bring blood. Be wary of what is underneath....







I respect Sen. McCain's service to his country but I know that he and John Kerry "killed' chances for any Missing in Actions in South East Asia to ever come home... This is a copy of the final report and within those 1233 pages is the revelation that WE POSSIBLY DIDI LEAVE LIVE AMERICANS BEHIND. Take the time to open and read it...1233 pages is nothing compared to be ABANDONED by your country. DPAA (Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency) reports on LSRs (LIVE Sighting Reports) and over the years since the hearings..1991-93... the numbers have dwindled ..now down to 1 but over 50 sightings are STILL under investigation. I know this because I sit in on the DPAA meetings.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/pow/senate_house/pdf/report_S.pdf

Below is examples of his behavior at the Hearing and I knew Dolores Alfond as a friend (now passed). Her brother, Victor Apodaca ( http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/a/a020.htm)... was Dolores's closest focus along with ANY Americans still held.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CazKanlYDg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FavCYv0E5OU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qszVcxCK7mU

So... hope you took time to understand why, though I commend John McCain for his service in the Military...I have no respect for him on his stance on our missing... BTW go to:..
 http://www.dpaa.mil//

and click on "OUR MISSING" and see how many WE left behind since WWII.Rest in Peace Captain John McCain.... Now you know the truth.
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Re: The Trump Administration
« Reply #807 on: September 03, 2018, 12:18:14 PM »
I'm glad, Lifetime, you are an advocate for POW/MIA. That we have the freedom to advocate for causes, even if means challenging the government, is really a privilege. This is why I say that we have to make informed decisions about our lives - "Decisions, decisions." And that advocacy is a direct result of yours and other's military service, throughout history, starting with the Revolutionary War.

I do agree that even Roses Have Thorns. But we are an imperfect species, albeit the top of any and all 'chains' on the planet. While imperfect, and McCain has always admitted to this, he was able to see "The Big Picture" of our nation because of his unique life experience. Those experiences made him a strong, and I think, selfless person. As one of his eulogists said, 'He abhorred the abuse of power.' He was not afraid to speak against it, and his funeral was designed to speak against the current administration, &  his own party. Esquire magazine has a BRILLIANT article about John McCain's War Council - look it up.

Nevertheless, good on you for taking a stand for the lost and missing. 👍👍
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« Reply #809 on: September 03, 2018, 01:33:35 PM »
And for anyone whose raison d'etre in life is to call out hypocrisy, I offer Jennifer Rubin's Washington Post Op-Ed calling out the hypocrisy of Pence, McConnell  & Ryan at McCain's service.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2018/08/31/three-men-unfit-to-eulogize-mccain/?utm_term=.bace32f05e77
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