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The question you need to ask is if you were born at the same time in the same place to a Black or Non-White Immigrant Family would you have been as successful as you were? None of us can pick and choose who we are born to. Fortunately I was born to a White WW2 Combat Veteran who was able to raise a family without even a High School education in what I would classify as a Middle Class lifestyle as a Bread Truck Driver. All my friends came from the same background and we all considered ourselves Middle Class. The GI Bill (one of those evil government programs ) lifted Millions of Veterans to the Middle Class and above which is why it is considered the most successful program ever. After HS I joined the Military went to Vietnam and when I returned I used the GI Bill to obtain a Bachelor's and Master's Degree as did my Wife. This enabled me and my wife to raise 3 children in what I would classify Upper Middle Class. They all have Master's Degrees and my Son has a PHD which we paid for entirely out of ours and their pockets. They are also extremely successful thanks to a great education which is the KEY to success. This is why we are extremely passionate about education. To answer my original question if I had been born to Black or Immigrant Family instead would I have been successful, I would have to answer the odds are probably not. I consider myself fortunate to have started in the middle and not the bottom considering we do not get a choice.
In one of the 4 Bankruptcy's Donald Trump had in NJ he owed $30 million in taxes however Chris Christie the Governor discounted it to $5 million and saved Mr. Trump $25 million. So this is nothing new and Peabody is a relatively small amount of money. Take the payment and then petition the Court for the remainder otherwise if they fight it it could take years to get anything.
I remember that.
Rhys, read Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's (2 time Medal of Honor recipient ) "The Reason We go to War."
It was relevant in 1939 as it is today. The Halliburton's of that era (and Cheney Chickenhawks of that day) made $Billions and the Combat Soldier pays the supreme price. I saw the same garbage in Vietnam(1966) as they saw in Iraq. If you talk about liars Cheney will always be the Supreme low life that should be sent to Gitmo and never return.
Having had a Top Secret clearance myself I don't think Trump would qualify either. We are screwed.
Ken, I understand your analysis of Hillary being a liar. However when I listen to Mr. Trump and analyze his statements I find them also to
be mostly untrue and exaggerated. I highly suggest you fact check what he says and you will find this election is a battle between 2 liars. My problem is which one these 2 unfit Presidential Candidates can you give the keys to the Nuclear Arsenal?
Ken, Hopefully a strong 3rd Party will emerge(long shot). If there was ever a year they could win it would be this one. I can't support either one as it stands.
My Country and Grandchildren come first and not some Political Party.
In the 1930's Europe and especially Germany went through the same situation we are going through right now. A man emerged to make their country great again. He created a Germany first campaign, attacked immigrants and won. The rest is history. Unfortunately there are no good choices come November. The big question is can you give this man(A Dick Cheney on steroids) the keys to the Nuclear Arsenal?
The "premature" pullout of troops(Status of Forces Agreement) out of Iraq was negotiated and signed in 2008 by then Pres. Bush. It called for the total pullout of ALL US Troops by the end of 2011. PM Malaki of Iraq refused Pres. Bush's request and later Pres. Obama to leave a residual force(10.000) in country. He(Malaki) later left office and took his $100 million and moved back to Iran.
Iraq was a Foreign Policy Disaster starting in March 2003 and still is today. It is the gift that keeps giving.
As Mr. Trump has said over and over and he is 100% right, the Invasion of Iraq was the biggest blunder since Vietnam. It destabilized the entire Middle East leading to the overthrow of many evil Dictators, who held these countries together and the void was filled by Radical Islam namely ISIS. Ironically, Mr. Trump's VP pick voted for the Invasion as did Hillary Clinton. This all could have been avoided if Congress had done their job which is to declare war or not however they gave into the hype of Mr. Cheney and his fabrications that Sadam was part of the 9/11 plot and that he had acquired Nuclear material from Africa to build an A-Bomb. On the Sunday talk show in January 2003 Mr. Chaney reiterated that if we did not invade we would have a mushroom cloud here in the US. ( He also said the War would last only a few months and cost a few $ Billion) The CIA had told Cheney in Dec. of 2002 that there was no evidence that Sadam had acquired any Nuclear material yet he continued to press for war and finally convinced Pres. Bush to invade. As for the involvement of Sadam in 9/11 it was total BS to cover for the Saudi involvement.(15 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia) If you follow the money you will find out Halliburton had enormous financial interests in Saudi Arabia plus they received a no bid cost plus 10% contract to conduct the Iraq War and padded it very well. What did the US accomplish? The Middle East has fallen apart, ISIS came into being, and the US lost almost 5,000 Troops dead, 50,000 disabled and $6 Trillion added to the Deficit. I truly doubt the American people including myself would stand for a massive invasion across the entire Middle East to wipe out this cancer. There are no good solutions no matter who is elected in November.
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