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Hear, hear Joe!
Viva la Mexico, because it does not get into some of the evil USG's evil wars of choice. Shame on Canada for being the USG's little lapdog at times. Sadly, Mexico does play with the USG's war on drugs, another war on freedom. In a free society, anyone can move anywhere at anytime, as long as they have the means to purchase or lease a little place that seems greener on the other side. My main problem with the current open borders, rather than my idealistic world without borders and the concomitant government's drawing those borders, is many of the moves are just to suck at the teat of the bankrupt USG's welfare offerings.
Santo Subito! May a wonderful and caring soul rest in peace with Our Father who art in heaven.
This is the type of service for which I thank people. It is productive, not destructive and involves entrepreneurs, not being a pawn in a game of "Risk". I used Student Painters for my non-Steamboat home and highly recommend them. I'm not sure how my condo association bids out work, but they would be well-served getting a quote from John. Thank you for your service John. It is really brave to tackle high ladders and managing other people.
Since I am no longer registered to vote, I no longer receive jury summons--though I am not sure there is a connection. However, for those of you who believe voting may change things, please change things in a real way in the jury room by nullifying unconstitutional or immoral laws such as drug laws or insider trading laws (federal juries mostly, in insider trading please show me the victim) AND always vote to convict government actors in the rare cases like police brutality that it somehow gets to a jury.
People vote these pols into office and vote by joining the military. What if you held a war and nobody came? At this point, almost 13 years into this round of war, no adult should harbor any illusions about the noble endeavors of the organization they choose to join.
And John it is somewhat ironic and sad that you use the same reason that the bin Laden used to justify attacks over here, because we are over there. See his 1998 fatwa: http://fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/980223-fatwa.htm
Yes, it is a great school and it proves she is very intelligent and well-rounded and the paper thought this was newsworthy. Therefore, I can offer her my views on some of what I consider the negative or true aspects of her bargain with the USG. I agree the native muj did not become Taliban but Northern Alliance. However, much of the covert money funneled from CIA to Saud to Pakistan's ISI went to the foreign fighters in Afghan, which are also muj. (Not specifically bin Laden because he was rich and had his own source of Saudi money.)
John, we did not defend the homeland. We are spread around the world. Please read Chalmers Johnson, or better yet, retired COL Andrew Bacevich, who graduated from West Point, fought in Vietnam, and lost his WP son in Iraq. I was in Kuwait mostly, where we defended the emir who threw a subject, yes correct term, in jail last week for being critical on twitter of lack of freedom in Kuwait.
Please explain nexus or connection of all our entanglements abroad and defending your freedom at home. Just because you say or think we are defending the country does not make it so. Blowback is the term, coined by the CIA itself. At least they got that right.
What is the right reason? Listening to our phone calls, bombing people around the world that are sometimes our friends, not being able to defend the HQ of the department of "defense" on 9/11? Please explain the right reasons, what the military has done to defend and protect you, and I may go back to the opinion I had before I joined. I did join for patriotism and all that originally; now I can only justify that decision by saying it was a great economic decision. I did not join as a mercenary but came to the conclusion that is what every one of us pawns were in fact.
Kevin, you provided a great service with the Pirate's Pub. The lunch special helped making living in Steamboat somewhat affordable. She is just making a rational economic decision to avoid potentially crushing debts; I made a similar one by joining the imperial forces. She is just "serving" the schizophrenic empire: she may have to attack some people that are now considered allies, or vice versa. Please see Soviet Union in WWII, the Vietnenase sneakers I am now wearing, Iran over the years including for and against Saddam (Iran Contra) and just last week against ISIS, who the muricans like in Syria against the sometimes good guy Assad (see Buchanan's article today for further info), Gaddafi, and of course the mujahideen in Afghanistan. Not to mention the repressive Saud family, home of 15 of the mass murderers of 9/11 which much of the current decisions for more war against former friends is based upon still many years later. She may end up serving in the NSA to spy on our phone calls. Good economic decision but definitely not the service I would recommend.
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