Pittsfield Soldier On: Building starts

Pittsfield Soldier On: Building starts

There are 10 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Oct 29, 2009, titled Pittsfield Soldier On: Building starts. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Thursday was a grand day for veteran Eli Simmons, a musician and construction worker from Chicago who will soon call Pittsfield home.

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Help the Vets

Charlton, MA

#3 Oct 30, 2009
Come on Jonathan. We've heard too much from you. Soldier On is helping vets. Perhaps you could use some of their help to get over your rage and misplaced anger.
fed up

Westfield, MA

#4 Oct 30, 2009
how do you work 30 years in construction in chicago and end up in pittsfield homeless? this guy is no fool it's no handout or a handup but a handjob to the taxpayer.but jack the ceo gives the best handjob.
wilbur

Boulder, CO

#5 Oct 30, 2009
you got that!!! more gov't stimulie!!! one construction job does not build an economy. the taxpayer ends up paying!! maybe that's what roberto wants.......the great handout society!
henry1

Syracuse, NY

#6 Oct 30, 2009
lobbying is no more than legal bribery, and could it be true that there is'nt a berkshire county vet in need of a home in his or her own community?
yosemite sam

Adams, MA

#9 Oct 31, 2009
I can't believe that some people would stoop so LOW as to air worthless rants on here when this is good news for veterans. It's common knowledge that the gov't does not do enough for them.(I'm putting it nicely)Hey fed up!!, Do you have a vet for a father or grandfather, etc., who you watched helplessly try to get diabetic meds that were not covered with ins, only to have to travel almost 3 hours a couple times a month to have to meet basic needs??! APPARENTLY NOT! To put it Bluntly, VETERANS deserve our RESPECT! They also deserve our LIFETIME support however possible. It's not just about handing the attending vet a 1.00 or two outside walmart. If you think that makes you cognizant of their plight, you really don't have a clue. You know what, Why don't you go spend a few weeks on the front lines with a soldier,(assuming you make it through to learn your lesson) and then come back here and let's see what you have to say about veterans. I myself am not a veteran but have plenty of family that is, and more importantly, I HAVE RESPECT FOR THEM !! Try it sometime.

Since: May 08

South Glens Falls, NY

#10 Oct 31, 2009
Soldier On is indeed a great thing,and to use this venue to continue a personal crusade against an individual involved with the organization is petty and no class!
Melle should bow his head in abject shame!
SEMPER FI
Sarah C

Northville, NY

#14 Oct 31, 2009
ramdan wrote:
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It is YOU,Jonathan Melle who is making this about Downing,why can't you stop thinking about your personal vendettas long enough to help the Vets celebrate this milestone?
Get on with life,calm down,and get some help,you harbor far too much anger!
Is this possible or probably #5?. Do you remember jarhead?

Since: May 08

South Glens Falls, NY

#15 Oct 31, 2009
Sarah C wrote:
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Is this possible or probably #5?. Do you remember jarhead?
I remember you saying something about getting to number 5,but do not recall the entire substance of the whole thing!
You do not post much anymore,and you seem to have mellowed,is this possible?
Could you synopsize the whole thing on the five things we agree on/
Sarah C

Northville, NY

#16 Oct 31, 2009
ramdan wrote:
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I remember you saying something about getting to number 5,but do not recall the entire substance of the whole thing!
You do not post much anymore,and you seem to have mellowed,is this possible?
Could you synopsize the whole thing on the five things we agree on/
I remember you loving the anticipation of President Bush dying.

Since: May 08

South Glens Falls, NY

#17 Oct 31, 2009
Sarah C wrote:
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I remember you loving the anticipation of President Bush dying.
I never wished him dead,however had he died in office,he may have been spared the pain of history and his legacy of abject failure! Your memory seems to be flawed!

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