N.C. soldier was only child; wife exp...

N.C. soldier was only child; wife expecting first child

There are 30 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jun 15, 2007, titled N.C. soldier was only child; wife expecting first child. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The parents of a North Carolina soldier killed in Iraq spoke to their son a day before he died, and the loss of their only child has hit the couple hard as the await the arrival of a grandchild.

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“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#2 Jun 24, 2007
Marat wrote:
Hopefully, Megan will now find a decent man who will think more about taking care of her and the child, than occupying Iraq and murdering its innocent people.
There was absolutely no sense in you posting that. The father of her child died while simply doing his job. You take the cake for an ad for birth control.
mortel hude

Mjölby, Sweden

#4 Jun 24, 2007
The ones the usa calls "their finest" is in reality pawns the regime in power care nothing of,but the stupid fox news fed inhabitants of that blood thirsty country believe every bit of propaganda they are fed.Like the show that is going on now with their primary"election" campaigns,they truly believe they have a choice,when there really is not more than ONE party to "elect".
And now they have what they deserve:A surveillance state,tightening the grip of the sheeple,just in enough small steps so they do not react,until it is too late.
One can almost sense the odor of the '30:s in Germany

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#5 Jun 24, 2007
mortel hude wrote:
...One can almost sense the odor of the '30:s in Germany
I'm quite certain that any odious aromas you detect emanate directly from your upper lip.

Enjoy your 55 percent income tax and 25 percent avalue added tax (VAT), your rampant current unemployment rate (8-20 percent, depending on the source) and pray like hell you'll have a friend when the extremists come to party with YOU.

Skal, brother.

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#6 Jun 24, 2007
Marat wrote:
Thanks for letting me know that you're not stupid. I never would have guessed.
Your opinion means nothing to me. Your insensitivity toward a soldier who died and his family really makes you come across as an azz, in my opinion.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#7 Jun 24, 2007
That foolish British liberal, must not realize, if it weren't for American soldiers like that hero from N.C., he would be goose-stepping and seig heiling to Hitler every day. Hating the military is bollocks, Marat, you live in freedom today because of war and the American military!!! World War I, World War II, I think you get it, yet, knowing your kind, you probably don't and ignorantly, and foolishly refuse to.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#8 Jun 24, 2007
a cruce salus wrote:
That foolish British liberal, must not realize, if it weren't for American soldiers like that hero from N.C., he would be goose-stepping and seig heiling to Hitler every day. Hating the military is bollocks, Marat, you live in freedom today because of war and the American military!!! World War I, World War II, I think you get it, yet, knowing your kind, you probably don't and ignorantly, and foolishly refuse to.
How quickly the US history books forgot that in the months leading up to WW2, the Republicans were taking the side of Germany and were pushing for isolationism, which would have insured Britan's defeat. The Lend Lease program was a bit of trickery of Roosevelt's part to get aid to Britain.
mortel hude

Mjölby, Sweden

#9 Jun 25, 2007
reasonable wrote:
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I'm quite certain that any odious aromas you detect emanate directly from your upper lip.
Enjoy your 55 percent income tax and 25 percent avalue added tax (VAT), your rampant current unemployment rate (8-20 percent, depending on the source) and pray like hell you'll have a friend when the extremists come to party with YOU.
Skal, brother.
Yes,brother that unemployment figure is what keeps me up every night here in my clay hut,(with no electricity or running water)I am very envious of the fact that I only got one job,and americans usually have three of them:)Shame on us...

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

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#10 Jun 25, 2007
mortel hude wrote:
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Yes,brother that unemployment figure is what keeps me up every night here in my clay hut,(with no electricity or running water)I am very envious of the fact that I only got one job,and americans usually have three of them:)Shame on us...
There may be some hope for you rubes. I see both the Centre and Moderate Party made BIG gains in your last national election. Your leftest, socialists freaks took it in the shorts and lost big time.

While you may be ignorant, the electorate appears to be getting the message. Good for Sweden!

I don't have a job. I retired 10 years ago (47 yrs old) and live quite a fine life. I hope your clay hut came from IKEA. That's the only thing that works in your neck of the frozen woods.

And, lucky for you, I suppose we'd bail your a$$ out, too, when you need it.

Skal!
mortel hude

Mjölby, Sweden

#12 Jun 25, 2007
reasonable wrote:
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There may be some hope for you rubes. I see both the Centre and Moderate Party made BIG gains in your last national election. Your leftest, socialists freaks took it in the shorts and lost big time.
While you may be ignorant, the electorate appears to be getting the message. Good for Sweden!
I don't have a job. I retired 10 years ago (47 yrs old) and live quite a fine life. I hope your clay hut came from IKEA. That's the only thing that works in your neck of the frozen woods.
And, lucky for you, I suppose we'd bail your a$$ out, too, when you need it.
Skal!
How do you expect to bail us out,when your "low unemployment,low inflation"(bwahahaha)econ omy depends on borrowing 3 BILLION dollars from foreigners every freaking day?Explain that to me,genious....

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

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#13 Jun 25, 2007
mortel hude wrote:
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How do you expect to bail us out,when your "low unemployment,low inflation"(bwahahaha)econ omy depends on borrowing 3 BILLION dollars from foreigners every freaking day?Explain that to me,genious....
Well here ya go! Maybe you'll learn something instead of relying on leftist bull$hit web sites. So, the next time you feel a rant coming on I suggest you check out how things work. You'll appear MUCH more intelligent than you do now.

The more you know!

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_163.h...
mortel hude

Mjölby, Sweden

#15 Jun 25, 2007
reasonable wrote:
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Well here ya go! Maybe you'll learn something instead of relying on leftist bull$hit web sites. So, the next time you feel a rant coming on I suggest you check out how things work. You'll appear MUCH more intelligent than you do now.
The more you know!
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_163.h...
It looks to me that the only thing keeping up your crappy economy is the militarizition of your country,
and the protection racket you have against the world!

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#16 Jun 25, 2007
mortel hude wrote:
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It looks to me that the only thing keeping up your crappy economy is the militarizition of your country,
and the protection racket you have against the world!
Well, I was wrong. You didn't learn. Remember, now, people don't break the law trying to leave here...only to to try and get in. And the line is long. Pretty crappy, huh? We have at least 5 STATES that have a higher GDP than Sweden. MUCH higher.

The more you know!

Since: Jun 07

United States

#17 Jun 25, 2007
Paul in SC wrote:
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How quickly the US history books forgot that in the months leading up to WW2, the Republicans were taking the side of Germany and were pushing for isolationism, which would have insured Britan's defeat. The Lend Lease program was a bit of trickery of Roosevelt's part to get aid to Britain.
um, what? Who's talking about the Republican party? Apparently only you. I'm stating the true fact, that the American military won freedom for the world against Germany in WWI, and Hitler's Germany in WWII, saving Britain twice. America made many mistakes in WW2. Roosevelt was a Communist sympathizer and so was Dwight D Eisenhower. Lend Lease was used by Communists in the American government to aid Stalin, and Stalin used the Lend Lease to exploit the U.S. by flying his planes to America ( instead of America flying to Russia, which was the first plan, yet Communist loving Roosevelt listened to Stalin) to pick up supplies in so doing, dropping off KGB spies into the U.S. Important documents were stolen, including planns for the Manhattan Project. Remember Paul, AMERICAN SOLDIERS, NOT REPUBLICANS BROUGHT FREEDOM TO THE WORLD.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#18 Jun 25, 2007
reasonable wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I was wrong. You didn't learn. Remember, now, people don't break the law trying to leave here...only to to try and get in. And the line is long. Pretty crappy, huh? We have at least 5 STATES that have a higher GDP than Sweden. MUCH higher.
The more you know!
OH BOY!! YOU DID HIM DIRTY. HE BETTER NOT RESPOND ANY MORE HE LOST SOME OF HIS MANHOOD. NICE JOB REASONABLE.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#19 Jun 25, 2007
a cruce salus wrote:
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OH BOY!! YOU DID HIM DIRTY. HE BETTER NOT RESPOND ANY MORE HE LOST SOME OF HIS MANHOOD. NICE JOB REASONABLE.
Nice work yourself, sir. cheers!
mortel hude

Mjölby, Sweden

#20 Jun 25, 2007
reasonable wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I was wrong. You didn't learn. Remember, now, people don't break the law trying to leave here...only to to try and get in. And the line is long. Pretty crappy, huh? We have at least 5 STATES that have a higher GDP than Sweden. MUCH higher.
The more you know!
Well,I guess I did not learn,maybe I should have someone else than you tutoring me,I mean you seem to be specializing as a rocket scientist:)
Anyway,what I have learned is that the GDP numbers you seem to be so overly proud of,are not quite so positive as you may think.You see,the GDP in he usa
consists of housing and housing related economic activity something in order of 70%.
And how does the average americunt purchase his mcmansion;Knowing the level of education over there,I will give you a hint:It is not by saving.....

Since: Feb 07

Greenville, SC

#21 Jun 25, 2007
a cruce salus wrote:
<quoted text>
um, what? Who's talking about the Republican party? Apparently only you. I'm stating the true fact, that the American military won freedom for the world against Germany in WWI, and Hitler's Germany in WWII, saving Britain twice. America made many mistakes in WW2. Roosevelt was a Communist sympathizer and so was Dwight D Eisenhower. Lend Lease was used by Communists in the American government to aid Stalin, and Stalin used the Lend Lease to exploit the U.S. by flying his planes to America ( instead of America flying to Russia, which was the first plan, yet Communist loving Roosevelt listened to Stalin) to pick up supplies in so doing, dropping off KGB spies into the U.S. Important documents were stolen, including planns for the Manhattan Project. Remember Paul, AMERICAN SOLDIERS, NOT REPUBLICANS BROUGHT FREEDOM TO THE WORLD.
So, take your pills, psycho, and put on your tin foil hat.

History is not kind to Republicans. The Republicans in Congress tried to block US aid to Britain and even suggested we go in on the side of Germany. George Bush's grandpa, Prescott Bush, sold tetra-ethyl lead to the Germans right up to the day they surrendered. This gasoline additive was absolutely essential for high performance aircraft engines. After the war, he was brought up on charges for aiding the enemy, but was able to use his incredible wealth to buy his way out it.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#22 Jun 26, 2007
mortel hude wrote:
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Well,I guess I did not learn,maybe I should have someone else than you tutoring me,I mean you seem to be specializing as a rocket scientist:)
Anyway,what I have learned is that the GDP numbers you seem to be so overly proud of,are not quite so positive as you may think.You see,the GDP in he usa
consists of housing and housing related economic activity something in order of 70%.
And how does the average americunt purchase his mcmansion;Knowing the level of education over there,I will give you a hint:It is not by saving.....
Proud of GDP numbers? Where'd you get that? Just stating the facts for you. And, we measure GDP the same for everyone, you too. That would make your argument moot.

Seventy percent is a wrong number but it doesn't matter if it was 10 percent or 90 percent. The effects of housing on the GDP is measured the same for all, at least over here it is. So, my original post about GDP's of several of our states versus Sweden is a valid statement.

What do you KNOW about the level of education here and how homes are purchased? I know, but I'd just LOVE to hear your punditry!

Can't tutor an unwilling student. So I'll not try.

The more you know!

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#23 Jun 26, 2007
Paul in SC wrote:
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...George Bush's grandpa, Prescott Bush, sold tetra-ethyl lead to the Germans right up to the day they surrendered. This gasoline additive was absolutely essential for high performance aircraft engines. After the war, he was brought up on charges for aiding the enemy, but was able to use his incredible wealth to buy his way out it.
Read a more balanced account here. You don't have to like it but there it is. It's been the same type of activity for Joe Kennedy and his decendants and the Dulles' decendants.

I defend no one here. Just try to get a less partisan view.

http://hnn.us/articles/1811.html

Since: Feb 07

Greenville, SC

#24 Jun 26, 2007
reasonable wrote:
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Read a more balanced account here. You don't have to like it but there it is. It's been the same type of activity for Joe Kennedy and his decendants and the Dulles' decendants.
I defend no one here. Just try to get a less partisan view.
http://hnn.us/articles/1811.html
Balanced. ROFL. The author is a friend of the Bush family and make money writing pro-Bush biographies. I'll be he's a regular on Fox News too.

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