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Memorial day

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    An day of reflection. However Trump found the opportunity to put himself again on the foreground, by stating that the "dead" would be proud of him of what he has achieved. Please bring the barf bucket. I guess people are forgetting that most wars were fought for nothing and did not make the world a better place. Also there should be an other Memorial Day for all the killed people due to our fantastic gun laws; I bet the number killed is close to all the soldiers killed in our stupid wars. Anyway enjoy your barbecue etc. The dead will miss all that fun. When is the US going to learn? Never I guess. Is a flag or the pockets of the rich more important than an human life?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    All valid points Dutch, let's not forget all of the wounded in action and their never ending medical costs and care. The world is still not a safer place after all of those wars. People around the world hate Amerika and Amerikans.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: An day of reflection. However Trump found the opportunity to put himself again on the foreground, by stating that the "dead" would be proud of him of what he has achieved. Please bring the barf bucket. I guess people are forgetting that most wars were fought for nothing and did not make the world a better place. Also there should be an other Memorial Day for all the killed people due to our fantastic gun laws; I bet the number killed is close to all the soldiers killed in our stupid wars. Anyway enjoy your barbecue etc. The dead will miss all that fun. When is the US going to learn? Never I guess. Is a flag or the pockets of the rich more important than an human life?
    The solution to gun deaths is to remove all guns. Since there is no vocal support for removing all guns I would guess that leaders of antigun groups think the USA will not accept removal of all guns. The rally cry "No more" used by David Hogg does not seem to have the support for "no more".
  • Independent
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    Dockadams Wrote: All valid points Dutch, let's not forget all of the wounded in action and their never ending medical costs and care. The world is still not a safer place after all of those wars. People around the world hate Amerika and Amerikans.
    Yes Dock you are right; not one country since Ghenjhis Kahn had so much negative influence on the world as the US ; the arrogance has only grown over time since WWII and will be the downfall of this country. It is not hate, but more like why "meddle" with the rest of the world if you even can't elect an decent President, who has no clue of the world around the US. There are of course plenty of good things America did in the past, such as to help Africa with famine; the Marchall plan etc. So it is not all bad, except our "politicians" here have an real dumb "island" (banana republic) mentality here. If that does not change then America will become as Rome; an has been.
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    My family have lost a fair few in the wars. They would have unseemly words to say if they'd heard that it was for some fat. draft-dodging politician to self-praise. Wars are fought by people who are bored or have to, to make profits for the very rich.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I volunteered for a duty assignment that I didn't get. Had I gotten that assignment and then lived to realize it was all about lies and innocent people died because of my ignorant persona at that time ???? Mr. Trump, I don't think you would like to confront fallen heroes.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Our condolences to yours. It's very painful when loved ones are lost or suffer with life long injuries from unnecessary wars and conflicts. It seems that politicians are always willing to send people into war situations that have never been there themselves. Yes, trump is another one of those. He's upping the ante with Iran by sending more troops to the middle east. Totally unnecessary.

    Many Americans are oblivious to the true meaning of memorial day, they're planning their 4 day weekend and looking for sales on stuff.

    We can probably predict another dumb statement from trump about himself being a genius.

  • Independent
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    Trump is in Japan playing golf with our tax money; in the meantime he "sold" billions of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, WITHOUT approval from Congress. He vetoed the Congress and declared an "emergency"!!!. It is time to stop this idiot. Spreading war tools around the globe will only cause more wars instead of less. But yeah it is all about "money" for a few rich sob's, including Trump who gets the "kickbacks". He certainly does not wants to loose the "golden" job in the W.H. which he can use to enrich himself the easy way. But the stupid voters in this country are clueless.

    Memorial day should be an reminder that this country has fought continuous wars since WWII which did not solve anything but made things only worse on this planet, but this country will never learn if it elects war mongers, who think they "own" the world and determine how people should think and live or die, only to enrich themselves.

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    Memorial Day? I guess Trump and his cronies do not know what it means. He goes to Japan, does that not raise questions? why Japan? Guess what who started WWII?(Japan did), and who threw an "atom bomb" on Nagasaki? (The US did) How many of our soldiers were killed in the Pacific? But yeah Trump goes there to play golf on this Memorial day.

    May be he can make an "deal" to enrich himself while golfing and buy or be given an new set of clubs. That's all on his mind. Please bring the barf bucket.

    I guess no one even on TV wonders about this visit to this country on Memorial day. May be next year he can fly to Germany to celebrate the same thing as an outing. But yeah this year there is also D-day where he likely will go; last time he acted like an total ass during that event and was afraid his "glued down" hair would get wet in the rain.

    I guess there is no longer any shame or "dignity" in the White House.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Traditionally, "The most solemn of these occur on state occasions where the president or his designee lays a wreath to mark the national observance of Memorial Day, Veterans Day or some other special occasion. As a general rule, these take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, attended by ceremonial units from the uniformed services."

    arlingtoncemetery.mil/Visit/Events-and-...

    I am wondering if trump will fly back to the USA and lay the wreath on Monday, or will he have Pence do it for him?

    youtube.com/watch?v=7JA7uXLh0iw

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch:

    Not counting the Civil War, there have been roughly 700,000 people in our military who have been killed in foreign wars.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

    Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times brought up your topic in 2015. In the last 50 years, deaths from guns is DOUBLE the amount of military deaths. We have long passed the point where we have come to realize that "thoughts and prayers" aren't helping much.

    https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/aug/27/nicholas-kristof/more-americans-killed-guns-1968-all-wars-says-colu/

  • Independent
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Dutch:

    Not counting the Civil War, there have been roughly 700,000 people in our military who have been killed in foreign wars.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

    Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times brought up your topic in 2015. In the last 50 years, deaths from guns is DOUBLE the amount of military deaths. We have long passed the point where we have come to realize that "thoughts and prayers" aren't helping much.

    https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/aug/27/nicholas-kristof/more-americans-killed-guns-1968-all-wars-says-colu/

    Arizona, Yes, but I like to point out that our present leader has no respect for these people (killed for "status or " money") and the shameful history of this country related to our wars after WWII, let alone is "friends" with corrupt "dictators" as himself. But yeah, L'Histoire ce repette. Our "Napoleon" will also hopefully be banned to "Elba"

    (By the way the number of 700,000 is likely much higher; because nothing is added to all other people killed in those countries as well soldiers who returned and then died of their wounds, or agent orange (which we ourselves dropped there) or committed suicide because of trauma.)

  • Independent
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    Here is an picture of Obama at Arlington; he was there NOT Trump, he was partying in Japan.

    Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: een of meer mensen, staande mensen, gras, boom, plant, kind, buiten en natuur

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