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May 16, 2013

When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, his family eventually gets a flag and a note conveying sympathy and respect from the United States Government....

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SteelerFan

May-17-13 9:04 AM

noBud, I loved Roger Miller.

Trailers for sale or rent..........

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CMReeder

May-17-13 12:01 AM

The right still has their crazy on.

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nobud74

May-16-13 9:53 PM

Chug a lug, make ya wanna holla hi dee ho burns your tummy dontcha know,

Lib anthem

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Ritty77

May-16-13 8:48 PM

"What happened to those people, in the name of religion and probably a conservative bunch, was horrible." —Rick424

From Wiki:

"Before forming a church, Jim Jones had become enamoured by communism and frustrated by the harassment communists received in the U.S. This, among other things, provided a seminal inspiration for Jones; as he himself described in a biographical recording: 'I decided, how can I demonstrate my Marxism? The thought was, infiltrate the church. So I consciously made a decision to look into that prospect.'"

Drink, I guess.

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nobud74

May-16-13 7:14 PM

Jim Jones comment? By me? And their political proclivities have nothing to do with anything. Those people were brainwashed and followed blindly a real loon. I went back on this thread and didn't see a Jim Jones reference.

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rick424

May-16-13 7:05 PM

Yes nobud I do believe it. And I do find the Jim Jones comment offensive. What happened to those people, in the name of religion and probably a conservative bunch, was horrible.

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Bufftrev1

May-16-13 6:35 PM

At John Powell's MMA school on 4th st.. going to like this place!!

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nobud74

May-16-13 6:27 PM

He was speaking metaphorically about the environment of Guam with the influx of the milatary.--rick

Do you really believe that? The story passed around by his staff and a willing press was that he was suffering from some sort of mental illness or defect that caused him to say something so absurd. So, now he wasn't suffering from some strange malady, he was speaking in metaphors. Ok, did you rinse that cup before you drank from it?

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rick424

May-16-13 5:41 PM

He was speaking metaphorically about the environment of Guam with the influx of the milatary. They were serious about Nam.

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USABorn

May-16-13 5:01 PM

rick424 - 2:46 PM

"Are those the same neocons that thought all of Southeast Asia would domino when Vietnam fell?"

Maybe it was democrat Rep. Hank Johnson who said of Guam: "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize"

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cheyenne

May-16-13 4:59 PM

"President Obama could cure cancer tomorrow and the right would still dislike him."- Chuck.

By the same token, President Obama could BE cancer and the left would still adore him.

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nobud74

May-16-13 4:57 PM

Darn, I just called my Congressman and he isn't up for it yet. He wants to know what's in it for him. Typical.

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nobud74

May-16-13 4:54 PM

Or we could have just aborted them before they had a chance to GET hungry.--Tgrammiex4

Hey, I like the way you think! This is perfect. The libs can kill the babies and the repubs can kill the old folks and what do ya know, there will be less strain on the system! I like it! I like it a lot! Gotta go call my Congressman. I'll be back soon to let you know what he says.

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Tedeaux

May-16-13 3:58 PM

I'm sorry Rick, but wasn't Vietnam started during the Kennedy/Johnson years in the White House? Aren't they Democrats. Didn't Tricky Dick get us out of Vietnam? Wasn't he one of those neocons that you speak so highly of? Am I confused or are you?

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rick424

May-16-13 2:46 PM

Are those the same neocons that thought all of Southeast Asia would domino when Vietnam fell?

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SteelerFan

May-16-13 2:31 PM

are

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SteelerFan

May-16-13 2:30 PM

Buff, if you really sre in favor of eliminating wasteful spending, then how about all of the redundant agencies and programs with different people doing the same jobs? Myself, I'd start with the Energy Department, whose original goal was to reduce our dependance on foreign oil. How's that working out?

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MrShaman

May-16-13 2:16 PM

"Bill O'Rielly was correct for once, President Obama could cure cancer tomorrow and the right would still dislike him." - CMReeder

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I'M still wondering how his (latest) critics managed to "shoot" themselves in THREE feet??

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MrShaman

May-16-13 2:11 PM

"Tim Tebow - ridiculed & blacklisted" - eriklatranyi

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I'm guessing his performance (as one MORE 1st Round BUST) had a "little"-more to do with his "blacklisting".

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MrShaman

May-16-13 2:05 PM

"Dead soldiers can't further the great one's agenda." - Tgrammiex4

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Maybe someone should have warned George "Chickenhawk" Jr., of that, (back) when he was so anxious to be a wartime-President.

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MrShaman

May-16-13 2:02 PM

"Gay black basketball players make better press releases than dead American heroes do." - Tedeaux

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Another o' those many "benefits" of an all-volunteer military.

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MrShaman

May-16-13 2:00 PM

"When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, his family eventually gets a flag and a note conveying sympathy and respect from the United States Government.

When a pro basketball player announces he is gay, he immediately gets a personal phone call from the President of the United States congratulating him for his courage.

Am I missing something?" - Raymond Hartman

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Uhhhhh...it's your letter. Wouldn't YOU know, better than anyone else??

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Bufftrev1

May-16-13 1:55 PM

Steelers, IMO, we spend app. 1 T annually on defense, as much as the rest of the entire planet combined.. but neocons want us to believe that cutting 1% on defense will enable the Chinese to waltz up on our shores.. we spend, according to the news story I heard this morning on this topic, 80 b a year on SNAP. Yet, that's where our noble congress people elected to cut.. they chose not to go after rich corporations who cheat on taxes, rich people with cayman accounts or people who defraud welfare. It doesn't sit well with me, that's it..

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Bufftrev1

May-16-13 1:53 PM

Steelers, IMO, we spend app. 1 T annually on defense, as much as the rest of the entire planet combined.. but neocons want us to believe that cutting 1% on defense will enable the Chinese to waltz up on our shores.. we spend, according to the news story I heard this morning on this topic, 80 b a year on SNAP. Yet, that's where our noble congress people elected to cut.. they chose not to go after rich corporations who cheat on taxes, rich people with cayman accounts or people who defraud welfare. It doesn't sit well with me, that's it..

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SteelerFan

May-16-13 1:47 PM

It's always back to the hungry children. I don't know where you came up with that figure Buff, but 2.5 billion spread out over the whole country isn't a whole lot. There are plenty of organizations that can make up for shortfalls. And our huge government can never cut back on bureacracy can it?

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