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Allowing people to resign or retire isn't the same as holding them responsible for their negligence. I want to see them charged with felony offenses, tried, and spend some time in the slammer. That might set the right example for everyone in government that if you do the crime; you do the time. Why do government employees and appointees get a pass on the same crimes that send the little people to prison? This has got to stop. I was in the Marine Corps. If I had done anything close to the negligence of these people, I would have been court martialed, demoted, fined, and doing time in the brig. So why do they get to walk out the door as if nothing every happened??
For liberals it's never about the facts--only the emotions. Emotionally, Ms. Ireland is ideologically and blindly wedded to abortion and anything and everything that contributes to preventing new life or if that doesn't work to kill the new life as quickly as possible. She doesn't care if the SCOTUS ruling was narrowed to placebo only used at 4:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday in November--she would be blindly against it--just as the silly environmental wackos blindly signed the petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide (H2O or natural water) without a clue what they were banning. Emotionally if felt good for them to ban something, anything, everything, even water; as long has they feel good about their moral superiority in all things. And I'm dead tired of the term "woman's right to choose." She already had the right to choose not to get pregnant so it should more accurately say "woman's right to choose to revisit the consequences of her lack of good judgment."
I was a Marine platoon commander in Vietnam from 1968-1969. I was a Marine company commander during the evacuation of Saigon. You are so right. There were so many unsung heroes of that forgotten war. In fact there are more than 58,000 of them etched in granite at the Vietnam Memorial. I can't remember all of the names of the Marines killed in my platoon, but I can still clearly see all of their faces and I remember many of their personalities. There hasn't been an accurate or decent movie made about Vietnam. Hamburger Hill comes close, but it didn't capture the Vietnam I knew: stinking rice paddies, leaches, ring worm, oppressive heat in the dry season and driving rain for weeks at a time during the monsoons. Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Born on the Forth of July, and Good Morning Vietnam were total cr*p. We Were Soldiers battle scenes were fairly accurate, but the characters weren't. I'm sorry to say that the brief Vietnam scene in Forrest Gump was realistic compared to my experiences while I was there. Anyway, my point is that there are too many war movies about combat after WW II are either just political agenda BS fantasies or severely flawed in other ways that don't tell the real histories. Unfortunately, with the exception of a very few movies, Hollywood is little more than a propaganda machine for the liberal view of war. An that isn't going to change because the truth is too distasteful for liberals.
But a movie about an 18-month air campaign is unlikely. While unlikely because of Hollywood's appetite for liberal themes, I think it could be done. Twelve O'clock High was not about the entire story of the 8th Air Force, but it was representative of not only the 8th Air Force but of all the early bombing efforts of WW II. The movie "Air Force" wasn't about the entire bombing campaign in the Pacific, but it was representative. The average American is so incredibly ignorant of our own history that any movie about our history that is even remotely accurate would be welcomed.
Actually, if you do math, you personally only pay into Social Security and Medicare a tiny fraction of the amount you will eventually receive if you live to the current average age. Both Social Security and Medicare are Ponzi schemes that are wholly dependent upon more people paying in than people are receiving. It's been that way from the start. There is no trust fund. There is no lock box as the Democrats have claimed. There is no money held for you in an account. The Supreme Court ruled a long time ago that Social Security was a tax and that there were no provisions for earmarking that tax specifically for Social Security. Therefore, the Supreme Court ruled, Congress can use those tax revenues however it chooses. And Congress does so by treating Social Security and Medicare payments as taxes that all go into the general fund. Therefore, both entitlements are nothing more than a pass through of your money to other people the government is paying it to. Not a single dime of your SS and Medicare taxes are in the current system. It's been used for other things and paid out to current SS and Medicare recipients. It is a Ponzi scheme that is completely dependent upon there being more people paying into the system than there are recipients. That has worked so far, but as they say, socialism works until you run out of other people's money. That is what is happening now. With the Baby Boomers retiring at an exponential rate, by 2033 there will be more people receiving payments than people paying into the two entitlements. The only way to sustain it after that is to increase deficit spending and the national debt. That's a patch, not a solution. Eventually, the dollar will become worthless and hyperinflation will kick in. When that happens, you will need a wheelbarrow of hundred dollar bills to buy a potato. It happens more often than you think. Google hyperinflation and see for yourself how many countries have fallen victim all due to gross mismanagement of government spending. And when you start receiving SS and Medicare benefits, you will very soon exceed all of the money you paid into the system. After that, you will be living on other people's money that they are paying into the system. It's a Ponzi scheme and like all Ponzi schemes it will eventually collapse. The fact that the Federal government can pile up trillions of dollars of debt to pay for all these things will stretch it out, but it too will fail.
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Supreme Court Will Not Hear NSA Case

Frederick78 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 3:51 PM
This is what is wrong with the Federal courts and especially the Supreme Court. They are the third branch of government in what our forefathers intended to be the checks and balances to keep the President or Congress from usurping the Constitution. You would thing that issues that define what the Constitution means or doesn't mean or of laws, regulations, and executive orders that may violate the Constitution would go to the head of the line as being fast tracked. It may take years before NSA issues involving the 4th Amendment and rights to privacy now make their way to the Supreme Court. Years of potential violations of the Constitution and citizens rights. And courts are supposed to defend the Constitution, but when in doubt they acquiesce to the politicians who give a rat's flying potato about the Constitution as long as they can get votes. When in doubt or uncertain, courts should always rule in favor of the limits the Constitution was intended to impose on the Federal government.
Boy am I impressed. It now takes the US a year to deploy two destroyers to the vicinity of Japan. I bet China and North Korea knees are shaking so badly they can hardly stand up. We've come a long way in this country. It's a shame that we took a wrong turn. Complacent people will become complacent slaves.
I served 21 years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer. More than three of those years were in combat. I witnessed hundreds of times Marines who put their lives on the line to protect, support, and to rescue fellow Marines. I've witnessed fellow Marines die rushing to save their comrades. I myself was willing to stand my ground in a desperate fight. I would never abandon any of my Marines as long as their was a possibility to save them. Even then, I witnessed them exposing themselves to heavy automatic fire to recover the body of a dead Marine. John 15:13 -- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You don't seem to have much experience dealing with death. Not everyone can face the possibility of dying; but you'd be surprised how many do and do so with courage and conviction. I saw it every day for more than three years.
Hmmmm. There is no need to plead with Russia to annex Alaska. There was an intermittent land bridge between Russia and Alaska during the Pleistocene ice ages at which time unproven theory has it that people walked from Russia to Alaska. So with climate change's doom and gloom predictions that the world with either incinerate or become an ice ball because of global warming within the next few years, why not just wait until either we incinerate and die or we enter a new ice age and the land bridge reforms and those that want to retrace their ancestors steps can walk back to Russia. I really don't see the issue here.
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Anthony Weiner Has A New Job

Frederick78 Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 10:12 AM
You can't make this stuff up. A liar who has admitted to having incredibly poor judgment in multiple sexting relationships behind his wife's back who was forced to resign from a Congress that itself has only a 12 percent favorable rating and who was forced to drop out of the NYC mayor's race because lacked honesty (In NYC for God's sake!!) is going to somehow give advice to Business Insider readers. Is there anyone in their right mind who thinks he/she could get honest sound advice from this snake oil salesman?
You obviously don't know your colonial American history, except taught in public schools today. At the time, the colonies were under English rule with English laws. Those laws allowed for slaves to be imported to the colonies. So if you are a tobacco farmer do you pay union wages to local Englishmen or do you employ slaves to produce tobacco? Don's criticize what was legal in the 1600's, 1700's, and up to 1860 on the founding fathers. If you were in business before 1913 you didn't have to pay federal income tax. Does that mean after 1913 your were a criminal? Law change for the good and for the bad. Don't try to judge what was right or wrong in history by today's standards. If you do, you are a complete moron.
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