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    Quote Originally Posted by medicmaster
    As many news items that you post on here, what news story is completely and absolutely researched to erase any doubt, or not create deception?

    I thought this article read just like any other article in any newspaper anywhere.

    Read the story and take it for what its worth, no news story is ever completely right. However, obviously there was an issue here that needed to be reported on, and I highly doubt that a family with strong military background would **** on the military if they didn't have good reason...

    I fail to see why this is a liberal vs. conservative issue...
    Oddly, I do not see this as a liberal vs. conservative issue either. I see it as an anti-military issue. That is why Boxer's fingerprints are all over it.

    Also, I did take the article for it was worth. But printer paper hurts when I wipe my butt with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Oddly, I do not see this as a liberal vs. conservative issue either. I see it as an anti-military issue. That is why Boxer's fingerprints are all over it.
    This part of the post almost sounded reasonable until the knee jerk idiotic reaction at the end. The family called Boxer. Not the other way around. Are there literacy tests where you work?


    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Also, I did take the article for it was worth. But printer paper hurts when I wipe my butt with it.
    I guess we won't have to worry about booking any trips to Stockholm in the near future to watch you pick up your prize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv
    That article is beautiful and brutal at the same time-hard to read with the watery eyes, no matter how many times I've read it.
    I recently saw a picture on an ARFF forum of an aircraft pulling into the airport in Houston with a Marine KIA on board. The airport FD had 4 crash trucks flowing crossed streams over the aircraft as it pulled into the taxiway. It is very common across the country for State and local police to escort the hearse from the airport to the funeral home, as well as taking part in the funeral procession. A member of my unit died in Iraq last Dec 28, and I saw it done for him. The Gunnery Sgt who accompanied him here from Dover was assigned from Quantico, and didn't know Jay or any of us. However, as a fellow Marine, he felt our pain.
    Maybe Veterans such as we understand it better Gunny

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    Amazing! Never seen such a bull*hit post. Of course we have SC leading out with medicmaster folowing him up as usual. Mutt and Jeff.


    DaSharkie - thanks for posting your story.

    I know that, but everywhere else on this forum........you spew forth your disdain for the current administration. Let's not kid each other or anyone else here as to what your intentions were in creating this thread.
    Agreed - this post was nothing more than tasteless drivel from SC. But then again its just the kool aid talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86
    The disgrace was the way this person was treated upon their return. Since you live waaayyyy on the other side of the US, you probably think the media in San Diego is just another liberal outlet. And like everything else, you would be wrong. SD is a very conservative town and its media outlets reflect that position. It has a HUGE military population. Something the city and its leadership are very proud to put forth as part of their image. Contrary to what you might think (like all other rational peoples), the story wasn't written nor was it perceived as a slam against the troops. It was written to show the outrage with the callous manner in which this family has been treated after their son had made the ultimate sacrifice. But somehow in your beta male personality you just can't believe anything done by the military is improper or disrespectful.
    Your right, it wasnt a slam against the troops, but you used it as ammo to fuel your disdain of the current administration. Your motive is very clear by your titlement of the posting.

    I don't have the figures. But I read somewhere the majority of the casualties endured by the USMC were from units here in Camp Pendleton.
    Umm.. can you guess why that is?


    Instead of buying those cheesy yellow ribbons (probably made in China) I do things to support the troops as individuals. Right now one of our more liberal state senators (representing SF of all places) is doing a CD drive for the troops. I just sent over a 100 CD's (because I don't listen to CD's any longer) to her district office so they can be shipped overseas to the men and women in Iraq. I also did my yearly contribution to the USO so that some random troop can phone home. My support is something that might actually have an impact to the troops. Not just empty rhetoric or even emptier symbols.
    Of course your way is right and everyone who does it different is wrong! So you donated some phone cards - your so much better than the rest of us for it. Get over yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTONER
    Your right, it wasnt a slam against the troops, but you used it as ammo to fuel your disdain of the current administration. Your motive is very clear by your titlement of the posting.
    And you're correct also. It is the administration that sets the tone for how folks are treated. It's called 'policy'.


    [QUOTE=SSTONER]Umm.. can you guess why that is?[QUOTE=SSTONER]

    Yup!


    Quote Originally Posted by SSTONER
    Of course your way is right and everyone who does it different is wrong! So you donated some phone cards - your so much better than the rest of us for it. Get over yourself.
    Which one has a greater impact on troop morale. Buying a little sticker? Or helping someone phone home to speak with loved ones? That's a toss up.
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