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Vetrerans Day revisited

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  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    In advance of all the soon to be sickening yearly adoration spectacle of our veterans (especially by all the pols who never served in the military) on Nov 11th here is a very timly essay, by a veteran who actually did serve, posted on Salon today. It cuts right to the heart of the mater and is a must read, especially for all the military loving and enabling sheep who give nothing but blind love and support to the military!

    http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/the_decadence_and_depravity_of_thanking_our_tro.../
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: In advance of all the soon to be sickening yearly adoration spectacle of our veterans (especially by all the pols who never served in the military) on Nov 11th here is a very timly essay, by a veteran who actually did serve, posted on Salon today. It cuts right to the heart of the mater and is a must read, especially for all the military loving and enabling sheep who give nothing but blind love and support to the military!

    http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/the_decadence_and_depravity_of_thanking_our_tro.../
    Yes an excellent piece; the thing is here that people put things on pedestals which do not belong there. Being a "military person" is a "job" ( may not when the draft was there) and should be treated as any job. There are plenty of dangerous jobs on this world but they do not get the same ridiculous attention or benefits. My wife just flew to Europe; she could only have one bagage free suitcase; if you are military you get three free. I call this pure discrimination. Also they get discounts all over the place; what for? Killing people who you never met or never did you do any harm? Is that something to get honored for? Sorry all the wars since WWII were fought for nothing; also nothing to be proud off. How many civilians got killed,who did not get any "benefits" except "death". The militarism here is absurd; there are other jobs who save people who need all this attention instead; how about firemen, doctors, police (not all the time), people who pluck fruit in 95 degrees, nurses, helping old people, helping the poor etc.
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    The reason why military and as privileged, flying in uniform, receives three baggage allotment is because much of their gear is contained in large duffel bags. Since most flyers do not live overseas for long periods having living quarters contained in their traveling bags, these people do not get courtesy treatment of three bags. Our military receives this travel courtesy because they protect our American interests and intelligent businesses know how much military baggage is necessary. The same goes for military in other countries as well traveling via air.

    So, just how much shoes, clothing, makeup or whatever does a person need to travel via air. I always laugh or get disturbed seeing people carry more than what they "need" on airlines. They carry on these large bags that are over-stuffed and they struggle to push them into the overhead bins at the humiliation of disturbing other flyers. Seeing a person not identified with a military, with several bags more than the free allotment is just ignorance of knowing what you need to travel. The military on the other hand do have options on shipping parcels, but they have pre-arrangement's with most all airlines to accept travel of maximum three parcels, without charge. Now I don't know if the pre-arrangement has already been contract paid by the government or not, but I would not be surprised if that was a military paid benefit.

    Anybody that complains about a armed forces service member carrying on more luggage than a non-service member is just not of the right mind to determine what makes sense of the situation. Heck, I would care if the soldier, airman, marine, or sailor had four or five bags free allotted.

    God Bless our Military and God Bless America!!
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Sick, Sick I guess you refuse to realize this is a "job" nothing else; they get paid for it; so why do they get priviledges and other real hard "workers" not?
    Shaking my head for the millions time. Ridiculous answer AMC; you can flag it; but are you 3 years old? Sorry no "human" created "god" thing blesses 3 suitcases with army underwear and boxes full of sticky's.

    PGR; you knew this would happen; please flag me!!
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    I don't believe in flags!
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    pr Wrote: In advance of all the soon to be sickening yearly adoration spectacle of our veterans (especially by all the pols who never served in the military) on Nov 11th here is a very timly essay, by a veteran who actually did serve, posted on Salon today. It cuts right to the heart of the mater and is a must read, especially for all the military loving and enabling sheep who give nothing but blind love and support to the military!

    http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/the_decadence_and_depravity_of_thanking_our_tro.../
    My adoration and respect isn't directed at the military but to the people who serve in it. I can be completely against how our military is employed but fully respect what our men and women do when they volunteer under the pretense of protecting this country
  • Independent
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    Zach F Wrote:
    pr Wrote: In advance of all the soon to be sickening yearly adoration spectacle of our veterans (especially by all the pols who never served in the military) on Nov 11th here is a very timly essay, by a veteran who actually did serve, posted on Salon today. It cuts right to the heart of the mater and is a must read, especially for all the military loving and enabling sheep who give nothing but blind love and support to the military!

    http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/the_decadence_and_depravity_of_thanking_our_tro.../
    My adoration and respect isn't directed at the military but to the people who serve in it. I can be completely against how our military is employed but fully respect what our men and women do when they volunteer under the pretense of protecting this country
    Sorry Jared; these people are not forced to join; it is their choice, just like any other job you select; if they do not use their brains before they join, that they then become "robots" in wrong wars is stupid and does not deserve rewards. Also I think a carpenter is more productive,then someone who only follows orders to kill or bomb; if indeed we have to protect us from an invader or some entity who did us real harm, then I can understand that they were doing a good job, however this has not been the case with all our wars since WWII. Thus you honor people who have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in wasted wars since WWII? So again jobs are "jobs" why elevate these "robot killing jobs" and give them more priviledges than a normal working man.? Only in this country they go overboard at the cost for the working man who pays their salaries via his taxes!! NUTS