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First, way to engage in the Left's favorite form of argument which is ad hominem attacks. Secondly, over 30, lived most of my life in California but have lived all over the country. Which, none of that really matters does it? Lastly, I don't like the idea anymore than anyone else. I think John Bolton is spot on in his analysis. This is a terrible thing for a few reasons. For the solider and his family, it's good. The reality is that this is an impossible situation to argue against for the Right. We say it's a bad trade, the Left can say we are heartless. We say the man might be a traitor, the Left says we hate soliders. Either way, from an internal to America political standpoint, this is a red herring. Do not make a big deal of it. That's all I'm saying. The focus needs to be on things that will get Republicans elected. This is not a moment for outrage.
For what? Getting captured? There is no chance he gets put up for Courts Martial. That Rolling Stone article is nothing but hearsay and conjecture. There is nothing good that would come from any investigation or trial.
Yeah, nothing can be done about that right now. Being outraged by this is a distraction. Talks of impeachment are a distraction. What we need are people who will govern, legislate, and maybe more importantly, administer policy, that is pro-growth and pro-wealth. Wealth is not just for the super rich, we all have wealth, it's in our savings, our homes, and what we pass down along generational lines. All that is being destroyed and is destroying the next generation of middle class families.
SGT Bergdahl deserves to be left alone. We don't know how he came to be captured or what he went through. President Obama may have illegally negotiated his release. So what? He has an utter disregard for the rule of law. We've seen it a dozen times. He might as well get a t-shirt with Nixon's face on it that says, "When a President does it, it's not illegal." There is a time for outrage and I don't think this is the time for that. The focus needs to be on defeating Democrats across the country this November.
Don't let the tail wag the dog, focus on the economy, Obamacare, and the VA scandal. Republicans must win big this November.
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Don't Stigmatize Murderers!

Ted in California Wrote: May 29, 2014 4:55 PM
Did your doctor also mention that at about this age, 18, 19, 20, schizophrenia manifests itself in young men? Not addressing this men's health issue would be like ignoring a simliar women's health issue that could begin in early adulthood.
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Don't Stigmatize Murderers!

Ted in California Wrote: May 29, 2014 4:54 PM
Did your doctor also mention that at about this age, 18, 19, 20, schizophrenia manifests itself in young men? Not addressing this men's health issue would be like ignoring a simliar women's health issue that could begin in early adulthood.
Ron Paul is a buffoon and a hypocrite in a lot of ways but on this he's close to the mark. America shouldn't be intervening in every pissing contest around the world. I'm a veteran as well and I've seen a lot of ugliness around the world. It's not our job to right all the wrongs, we couldn't possibly do it. I'm also sick of the empty gratitudes when people meet veterans, "Oh thank you for your service." Stop it already. How about this, get enraged by the abuses and neglect suffered by those who rely upon the VA medical system. Get enraged by the fact that veteran's are homeless, unemployed, and forgotten when they come home. Demand better mental health care for our veterans as multiple vets commit suicide every single day in this country. Get enraged when the government locks veterans out of their own memorials like they tried to do during the sequester. Demand action from your politicans and stop with the empty thank yous.
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Random Thoughts

Ted in California Wrote: May 27, 2014 6:49 PM
Will single payer advocates wake up? No. There argument is not a genuine one, they want single payer to gain more control over people. The fact that VA is inefficient and ineffective at providing services does not matter.
The free flow of trade on the high seas makes the modern world work. Long after the last troop pulls out of any foreign land, the Navy is still securing the seas to ensure trade routes stay open. The Navy is the first on scene, an important nuclear attack component, and provides ballistic missile defense. The Navy provides over the horizon attack capabilities from anywhere on Earth. We sustain any long term operation and excel in small unit special operations. The Navy is not as prestigious in the eyes of the public but the men and women who have the honor of being sailors know the importance of their contributions. To my fellow shipmates, cheers.
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