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That Happened
Author: Raine    Date: 10/31/2019 13:09:34

Today is a good morning.
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Do YOU Support the Troops?
Author: BobR    Date: 10/30/2019 13:22:51

Most everyone reading this remembers the aftermath of 9/11/2001. Our country was reeling from the attack and wanted vengeance. As we readied ourselves for sending our military into battle, we also remembered the aftermath of the Viet Nam war. Soldiers came back to a country that saw them as "baby killers" and ignored or reviled them, despite the fact that most of them were drafted, and sent off to fight in a war they didn't start. In 2001, in retrospect, we knew better.

Without the draft, and after years of only minor skirmishes, our military was not as staffed as we would have liked for the initial incursion into Afghanistan, and the later illegal invasion of Iraq. In order to bolster staffing, we offered immigrants a way to fast-track their citizenship if they joined up and fought on behalf of the country they were trying to adopt as their own. That was the promise.
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 10/30/2019 19:04:20 by Scoopster)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/29/2019 09:49:22

Literally.

Of course we've been following the impeachment hearings with increasing hope. But in skimming my military news sites this morning, I'm learning that there is a potential for the most damning testimony yet. It could come from a veteran - one who is truly sworn to 'preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.'
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 10/29/2019 18:50:32 by Scoopster)

Things that Hurt.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/28/2019 13:03:51

Sometimes protest is far more personal than just to protest. You may think I am talking about the Boo heard around the country that occurred that last night.
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10 comments (Latest Comment: 10/28/2019 17:58:31 by Raine)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 2019-10-25 12:29:22

Enjoy the adorableness of kittens to start your weekend!


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18 comments (Latest Comment: 10/25/2019 19:55:47 by wickedpam)

The Transparency is Apparent
Author: Raine    Date: 10/24/2019 13:11:20

GOP claim that the decision to storm the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, also known as a SCIF, was because they wanted the impeachment proceeding to be more transparent.
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13 comments (Latest Comment: 10/24/2019 15:10:36 by Will in Chicago)

Courting the News
Author: BobR    Date: 10/23/2019 13:13:13

As the impeachment hearings for pResident tRump march on towards their inevitable conclusion, there are other orders of government business occurring that may not be getting the attention they deserve. These involve the courts, an area that doesn't get a lot of attention unless the Supreme Court changes something drastically. Let's take a look.
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20 comments (Latest Comment: 10/23/2019 19:17:50 by Scoopster)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/22/2019 09:47:19

Good Morning.

Protests come in many forms - some more subtle than others.

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22 comments (Latest Comment: 10/22/2019 20:00:26 by Raine)

The real Quid Pro Quo
Author: Raine    Date: 10/21/2019 12:51:04

I am sitting here, on a Monday morning trying to absorb what has happened in the past 24 hours.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 10/21/2019 18:47:39 by BobR)

Feisty Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 2019-10-18 12:30:42

Just leaving this here.

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7 comments (Latest Comment: 10/18/2019 17:14:27 by Raine)

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