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True-dat! If I see him tear up again, I'm going to hurl. Sad, sad, sad. Southern Ohio was once known for their freedom loving, strong, independent thinkers. Now... we get Boehner. Disclaimer: Born, bred in Ohio... joined Navy... retired to Ohio... Left to go to TN (free thinking state)... less on taxes...and only an 7 hour drive to visit the relatives.
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Mend, Don’t End, the VA

steven, cpo,usn(ret) Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 12:01 AM
passed vs. past... TH really needs an edit button.
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Mend, Don’t End, the VA

steven, cpo,usn(ret) Wrote: Aug 12, 2014 11:57 PM
End the VA medical care, period. Multitude of stories abound, from past Vets that like their coverage and care within the system. It you're a literal "Vet" to the VA (pun intended), you may like it (especially if you RESIDE within a short distance from a VA facility. I'm a 24 year Navy veteran (retired Aug 2007). Haven't had to use the VA (knock wood). Had an uncle (Army, Vietnam)... lung damage. He had to trek on (2 hour) drive to the closest VA hospital for treatment. On the drive, past by five "civilian" hospitals that could provide the same service. Why can't he get his medical treatment 20 minutes away, vs. 2 hour drive... plus parking... plus checking in (leave their house 7 hours prior to the appointment). The 800lb gorilla in the room... Not just with the VA, but across the spectrum of federal employment... nobody gets fired for a bad job.
Chrissy (MSNBC) and Bob Beckel (Fox) are both ancient re-treads, that made their political bones during the Carter years...Carter? Why anyone is listening to them spout is because....?? Just wondering.
Correct! Liberal mind think (Left/Prog/Liberal goggles) are somewhat like beer goggles. Their goggles show them the what-if, utopia, life without unintended consequences life-view. Beer goggles, on the other hand, just end with a hangover and an unintended (non-sober choice) bed mate.
Why is it the pro-union twits always claim to be for "the working man, the middle class?" Without out them... the rest of of us (without union representation) are ignorant rubes. I understand, you "NEED" the union... you can't do it. You cannot represent yourself, negotiate with your employer by your little lonesome. Tell me: Does your union steward go with you to the car dealership to negotiate the price of a vehicle? Is your union rep present when you shop for an appliance? And most importantly... Do you have your union representation present when you negotiate the "honey-do" chores list? If not... You were ROBBED!!! Don't you understand? You NEED your union overseers in every aspect of your life!
But so far, it only applies to the Southern Border. As I commented above, let uncontrolled airport/ship arrivals of people into the east/west coast cities. After 24 hours, the people of those lib cities will be howling to their politicians to "DO SOMETHING...STOP THIS!"
Sigh... "Polls say." Sorry I don't go by phone or even face-to-face polling. People have been beaten over the head so much... accused of racism when discussing illegal immigration. I believe one poll. The ballot box. My stance on illegal aliens: To the blue-eyed buxom blonde from Sweden that overstayed her tourist visa and is now working as a nanny in NYC. Same goes for the Korean student that left school (student visa) and is now working in a bar in Honolulu. To the Czech or Indian computer person that stayed in the U.S. after their work visa lapsed. To the sailor off of the container ship from Liberia, that didn't return to his vessel after it pulled into a U.S. port. And to the waves of Central and South Americans that have crossed our southern border. ALL OF YOU: GO HOME! The wave of illegal aliens at the southern border. The liberals/progressives need a strong “good for the goose, good for the gander” lesson. To get the East and West Coasts' liberals attention, I propose the following: Illegals' access points, "What/where" does it matter? Since those crossing by foot or vehicle at our southern borders should be able to stay, let's open the floodgates. All those arriving to the U.S. by air or sea at east/west coast liberal cities will no longer require visas to enter. East Coast: Boston, NYC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Miami. West Coast: LA, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Honolulu. Throw in some inland cities: Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, etc. Let those liberal cities' local news report their airport arrivals, and ship arrivals (cruise ships and/or container ships), of all those people from all over the world into their backyards/cities. If it’s fair to let them in a the southern border, isn’t fair to let them in at your cities' airports or ship ports?
Sigh... What he meant about "hidden" was the VAT that is placed on an item through the materials procurement, manufacturing, distribution, transportation chain. That hidden VAT is added to the price of the item every time it changes "hands." The VAT that a consumer does see is the VAT added at the point of sale.
SGT Bowe Bergdahl's desertion is NOT a tragedy. It was his plan. You ship your "stuff" home, you leave the forward base not in uniform, and seek out the Taliban. There is a noose out there with his name on it. Even if President Obama and his current cadre of perfumed princes with the Pentagon let him go, IMHO, he won't last long. How to end the SGT Andrew Tahmooressi incident: Block all border crossing with Mexico. Before the blockade, at two points, roll flatbed trucks with Abrams Tanks up to the border checkpoints. Unload tanks. Call Mexican president. Explain to him, that if the Marine is not returned, salvos will be fired at Mexican buildings on their side (also, in the same conversation, mention the GPS coordinates of his office and home... and the capabilities of the Tomahawk cruise missile ).
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