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Earl

Pahrump, NV

#83 May 24, 2012
Ptsd is a racket that many are taking advantage of. In WW2, they just gave them Lobotomies and they never complained about it. If they went back to that system, I don't think many would want to complain about PTSD.

It would save a bunch of money--Isn't that what the Tea Partiers want??
guest5

Jonesboro, AR

#84 May 24, 2012
When I think of all the worthless human garbage that live from sucking at the government teat it makes me sick that taxes from working people are confiscated to fund that.

Veterans on the other hand deserve whatever that need from the rest of us. They are the small percentage that enable all of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. I haven't served, but respect them as heroes among us and am willing to have my tax dollars go to them over just about anything else I can think of.
Earl

Pahrump, NV

#85 May 24, 2012
So fighting in Iraq , Vietnam, korea is protecting my freedoms? How do you rationalize that? It might be helping big corporations that make war impliments but it's not doing a thing for me.I would rather the money be spent to replace the social security money they have stolen to fight these wars. There should be no war fought unless it's paid for up front with tax increases. Who would vote to raise taxes to fight any of these stupid wars? Teapartiers should support that-they want everything else paid for.

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#86 May 25, 2012
Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone that would join today has to be nuts. Back in the 70's the reserves were never activated for anything.Today , they make a lifer out of national guardmen. Where was Lousiana's National Guard after katrina? Answer in Iraq. What a joke, they are suppose to stay here and take care of the state they are in.
What would happen if people were to stop joining the military? I would have to think the draft would be started up again. Look out Canada the cowards are on their way. But Bill went to England for the same reason. If we don't have a strong military this country would be taken over quicker than you could open a beer.
Earl

Pahrump, NV

#87 May 25, 2012
Amanda, There are over 200 million armed Americans plus we have a nuclear deterrent. What country could possibly take over and hold this country? We don't need to be running around the world causing trouble. The recent wars we are involved with are for oil in Iraq and Lithium in Afghanistan. It would be cheaper to buy the oil and lithium than spend trillions so certain companies can obtain the contracts through the puppet govt we have set up in those countries.

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#88 May 25, 2012
Earl wrote:
Amanda, There are over 200 million armed Americans plus we have a nuclear deterrent. What country could possibly take over and hold this country? We don't need to be running around the world causing trouble. The recent wars we are involved with are for oil in Iraq and Lithium in Afghanistan. It would be cheaper to buy the oil and lithium than spend trillions so certain companies can obtain the contracts through the puppet govt we have set up in those countries.
That has nothing to do with what I said.
Clint

Manhasset, NY

#89 May 25, 2012
Thank you to all of those who support us Vets. I have a few choice words for you, but it is your right to speak your piece reguardless of how I feel about it. Until you have servered the Country in the way us Vets have I guess you will never get it. As far as the benifits, well I guess that goes with putting you @ss out there on the line.
Earl

Pahrump, NV

#90 May 25, 2012
Amanda two wrote:
<quoted text>That has nothing to do with what I said.
"If we don't have a strong military this country would be taken over quicker than you could open a beer."

That's what you said. I said it would be impossible for anyone to take and hold this country with over 200 million armed Americans who don't like being told what to do plus the fact we have a nuclear deterrent. We don't need to be starting wars over oil and lithium when we could buy it cheaper.
quick econ lession

Manhasset, NY

#91 May 26, 2012
Here is a thought for you Earl. Lets say the countries that we are in now are experiencing "more civil unrest" due to the troops pulling out. As a result, the "companies" you say we are protecting withdraw due to the risk associated with the "unrest". Now time for a little Econ lession for you, called supply and demand. The demand of lets say oil or Lith. stays the same, yet the supply takes a instant drop. The price will quickly increase, thus everyone's life style will have to addapt. No oil or higher priced oil = the cost of good increases ie: food, electic, fuel, medical aid, well in short everything you see around you. If you think the American Economy is not very healthy now, just imagine what it would be like if fuel prices more than trippled.

As far as an attack on the U.S. I will give you that, a full on assualt is not likey due to the # of armed citizens in this country. However, lets say Ciber attacks.... mind you the nations power grid, nat gas lines, water, banking (only to name a few) are ran on your standard internet lines. Hmm how are this threats detected and avoided? Via military operations through means we won't discuss here. Look it up if you do not believe me, google is an awsome tool. NTM you have not hit the secure side of the house yet.

Notice an actual Terror attack has not yet been discussed. One more thing Earl, I have a quick question for you and if you know the answer I will not post any more. How many Known Terrorist have been captured trying to enter the U.S. lets say in the past 5 yrs? Oh yeah BTW how were they known to be terrorist, yeah the military put that info out there.

In closing, hopefully now you know that you are protected by the US Military and now you can quit running your suck hole about those who have done thier Job, keeping the U.S. the greatest country in the world. If you do not think it is the greatest country in the world, feel free to move.

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#92 May 26, 2012
Earl wrote:
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"If we don't have a strong military this country would be taken over quicker than you could open a beer."
That's what you said. I said it would be impossible for anyone to take and hold this country with over 200 million armed Americans who don't like being told what to do plus the fact we have a nuclear deterrent. We don't need to be starting wars over oil and lithium when we could buy it cheaper.
Sure we have a nuclear deterrent and a lot of other things. But with out the military how are we going to use it.
Earl

Pahrump, NV

#93 May 26, 2012
quick econ lession wrote:
Here is a thought for you Earl. Lets say the countries that we are in now are experiencing "more civil unrest" due to the troops pulling out. As a result, the "companies" you say we are protecting withdraw due to the risk associated with the "unrest". Now time for a little Econ lession for you, called supply and demand. The demand of lets say oil or Lith. stays the same, yet the supply takes a instant drop. The price will quickly increase, thus everyone's life style will have to addapt. No oil or higher priced oil = the cost of good increases ie: food, electic, fuel, medical aid, well in short everything you see around you. If you think the American Economy is not very healthy now, just imagine what it would be like if fuel prices more than trippled.
As far as an attack on the U.S. I will give you that, a full on assualt is not likey due to the # of armed citizens in this country. However, lets say Ciber attacks.... mind you the nations power grid, nat gas lines, water, banking (only to name a few) are ran on your standard internet lines. Hmm how are this threats detected and avoided? Via military operations through means we won't discuss here. Look it up if you do not believe me, google is an awsome tool. NTM you have not hit the secure side of the house yet.
Notice an actual Terror attack has not yet been discussed. One more thing Earl, I have a quick question for you and if you know the answer I will not post any more. How many Known Terrorist have been captured trying to enter the U.S. lets say in the past 5 yrs? Oh yeah BTW how were they known to be terrorist, yeah the military put that info out there.
In closing, hopefully now you know that you are protected by the US Military and now you can quit running your suck hole about those who have done thier Job, keeping the U.S. the greatest country in the world. If you do not think it is the greatest country in the world, feel free to move.
Whoever gains control in those countries will sell the minerals on the market in order to survive economically. If we would stop supporting Israel and not involve ourselves in any treaties with any country, they would not have reason to attack us. Bin Laden came right out and said they attacked us because we support and supply Israel. How maqny attacks have been launched against Switzerland? They mind their own business and stay out of wars. They also have a decent health care system and a retirement system where you don't have to be a greeter at Walmart ot live. Brazil has the world's 5th largest economy, they don't get atacked.All the treaties we are in are one sided and don't benefit us. We could have a standard of living like Norway Denmark, Sweeden and Switzerland if we weren't engaged in endless wars.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#94 Jun 5, 2012
The support for Israel is a good question. Why do we do it? Do we owe them a debt or something? What possible benefit are they to us? Israel runs it's mouth like it has it's own capable military.

What is the deal with us letting them hide behind our skirt tails?
cjj

Holyoke, MA

#95 Feb 9, 2013
Your A Moron wrote:
I wonder how many civilians are milking the system to collect welfare money when they could get a damn job?
Unless you've been in the shoes of a veteran coming from a combat situation keep your damn mouth shut. You'll never understand what they and their families go through; or what the country they serve sweeps under the rug to keep from having to acknowledge that there really is a problem. We're failing our own service members by not helping them transition properly to everyday life upon return and it's sickening
Yeah well there are to many veterans that can work that don't because they can easily collect a pay check for ptsd for the rest of there lives when they get home.One of my best friends and his buddy and my cousin get full disability for ptsd when they are 100% completely capable of working they are just lazy fucks that would rather collect the working mans tax dollars and play all day and use the war as a copout. You want to serve your country?Good for you nobody MADE them sign up for this shit and they understood the dangers before signing the papers and I commend them for it, but to get home and just throw up your shoes for the rest of your life and say meh I'm stressed from my experiences soo give me a check please it utter BS.Every soldier I know collects a check for the sole reason of not wanting to work and the shape are country is in economicly its sad that money could go toward so many better things than to pay the lifestyles of those who don't want to try anymore after they get home.I think we can do more to support are troops when they come home other than just cutting them a check and give them free rein to do nothing with the rest of there lives accept for the actual handicap soldiers that have actual injuries
waiting

United States

#96 Feb 10, 2013
they should just go to walmart and get them a minimum wage job....that will make them feel better about themself. and on their days off they can go apply for food stamps and hud
cjj

Holyoke, MA

#97 Feb 12, 2013
waiting wrote:
they should just go to walmart and get them a minimum wage job....that will make them feel better about themself. and on their days off they can go apply for food stamps and hud
Working for your money is much more honorable than faking a disability because you would rather receive a free monthly check coming from the tax dollars of other hard working Americans same goes for welfare and the such.To many lazy that are capable of working in this country that would rather just collect, that goes for vets as well.I would't comment about vets if I didn't personally know 4 of them doing just that very thing just to get the money and be able to retire and as far as there disabilities go there non existent.To bad they cant use there big macho whorrah mentality to suck it up and get to work when they get home.
This&That

United States

#98 Feb 13, 2013
cjj wrote:
<quoted text>Working for your money is much more honorable than faking a disability because you would rather receive a free monthly check coming from the tax dollars of other hard working Americans same goes for welfare and the such.To many lazy that are capable of working in this country that would rather just collect, that goes for vets as well.I would't comment about vets if I didn't personally know 4 of them doing just that very thing just to get the money and be able to retire and as far as there disabilities go there non existent.To bad they cant use there big macho whorrah mentality to suck it up and get to work when they get home.
I'd rather see a disabled combat vet drawing a check every month for the rest of his life that he EARNED than some moron drawing a welfare or TEA check they DIDN'T DO A DAMN THING TO GET for a single month! Only someone too selfish, weak and uneducated on the subject to know the difference to serve themselves could ever even compare the two. Go spend a year or two doing what they've done and not come back changed and with the problems they have then come back and spout that crap. You know FOUR vets out of all of the ones drawing VA disability and that means you have the right to put them all in a category and judge them? I've met a couple hundred and the overwhelming majority are good, honest, HARD WORKING men with more balls than you could even imagine! Lucky for you they fight to protect your right to make moronic statements like that. Sounds like you need some new friends if you telling even a partial truth about them, which I doubt. Well, they say ignorance and misery love company so if they're anything like you then I could see where there might be some amount of truth to their lack of integrity and morals. But, as a general rule, the lazy and entitled don't generally rush to join a military that hold them to standards that are the exact opposite of that sort of lifestyle.
Carl Rogers

El Paso, TX

#99 Feb 19, 2013
The Laptop Lolita wrote:
Piece of garbage is way too pretigious for you Big Al. Please tell us of your military experience. ROTC doesn't count nor does the Boy Scouts. You weren't in WW2 , so what are you using for reference of war or military life beside media outlets? I debate a lot of things on here, but this topic is beyond disrespectful... if anyone needs to be watched, it would be you! Please drop the L off of your name....Big A sums it up nicely.
HAHA, your screen name is "Your a Moron" and you can't even use the correct version of "You're"
Scorpdaddy

United States

#100 Oct 24, 2013
Spell Check It wrote:
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So the men and women that make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the U.S. and our freedoms should come home to be lobotomized? You are a piece of garbage.
First of all Al, as much as I support the troops, and there are some who have paid the "ultimate sacrifice" and other injuries, the fact remains that the military has not fought to protect the U.S. and our freedoms since WWII. Since then the military have been pawns for the Military Industrial Complex, and that's a shame, however it is as simple as that. Now do I believe they deserve VA disability benefits? Yes I do, for "legitimate" disabilities. Most, yes I said most of the returning Veterans are bilking the system for whatever they can get, and they have the gall to bash the VA? Even the reservists and NG who are called up for just a few weeks or maybe a year are doing the same thing. I know for a fact that there have been 2nd and 3rd generations of families in the military who have been advised by the previous generation on how to bilk the VA compensation system to get benefits. PTSD, that's a joke. To received benefits under the VA's relaxed rules, all you have to do is state you were in fear...really? In fear. I suppose you might be in fear if you were in a place where people could shoot at you, but really does that constitute a PTSD rating for life? I think not. And even Navy members aboard ship can claim fear because they went through a storm. Just nuts. I could go on about ridiculous claims, but that would take me all day. The whole compensation thing needs to be looked at throughly, but congress is too inept and to politically motivated to do this. Therefore, we continue to drain our coffers and continue to slide down the hill to oblivion as a nation. People need to wake up.
Scorpdaddy

United States

#101 Oct 24, 2013
waiting wrote:
they should just go to walmart and get them a minimum wage job....that will make them feel better about themself. and on their days off they can go apply for food stamps and hud
No one says they have to work at WalMart. Are you saying they are dummies and can't get another job? Maybe that's why they enlisted in the first place, because they couldn't do anything else. However, I know lots of returning Vets who work for independent contractors involved with the military. Making excellent salaries and receiving VA benefits. Isn't that wonderful. there are also plenty of jobs with the Federal government, where they receive preference, Vocational rehab, where the VA will train a service connected Vet a new job skill, etc. There are many options for Veterans, now more than ever, but there will always be the whiners and complainers and gold bricks who lament woe is me I'm a returning Vet and no one does anything for me....the service members from WWII would be turning over in their graves if they knew the way a large portion of the military acts today, with the enormous sense of entitlement. For a group of people who claim to be so noble, it doesn't seem so noble to bilk your government out of millions for bogus disability claims, does it? Of course I'm not so optimistic about the future. I believe as a nation we are on an out of control locomotive headded down a steep hill, and it is just a matter of time before we go off the tracks, because we haven't got anyone in this country (i.e., idiot politicians, etc.) who will try to resolve the many problems we have because everyone is trying to be too politically correct irrespective of what that is doing to our country. And Vets benefits paid out are not the only issue. There are many issues, this is just one.

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