Army examines Fort Polk

Army examines Fort Polk

There are 22 comments on the The Times story from Jul 2, 2014, titled Army examines Fort Polk. In it, The Times reports that:

Central Louisiana would experience significant adverse effects from a downsizing at Fort Polk, Army officials acknowledge in a recent report detailing proposed cuts at several installations.

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Melvin

Leesville, LA

#1 Jul 6, 2014
unfortunately, the reality is; the government has decreased the salaries of contractors and completely removed the jobs for some contractors, (i.e. today, a 4-man shop is a 2-man shop); government employees have been on a pay raise freeze since 2008,.. as much as we want to divert and deflect SPEA,.. it is already happening by the pen and phone; only by voting into office the people whom are willing to nullify the pen and phone can our military return to America's top priority as it once was before the hope and change of 2008
patriot

Natchitoches, LA

#2 Jul 6, 2014
Shut it down. Close Ft. Polk.
Foresighted

Natchitoches, LA

#3 Jul 6, 2014
patriot wrote:
Shut it down. Close Ft. Polk.
Are you crazy? Closing it down would be a waste. Let’s turn it into the world’s largest immigration processing center. We already have a hospital, new commissary, single and family quarters, recreation facilities, etc. We could stop catering to those selfish soldiers, their families and those military retirees who just keep on taking and taking. Job opportunities would be great and every parish around Fort Polk would be hiring Spanish language teachers. We could even collect rent from the Democrats who could run a voter registration office. How much better this would be than training soldiers for some future conflict that’s sure to happen.
Greg

United States

#4 Jul 6, 2014
Thanks Obama for gutting our armed forces.
patriot

Natchitoches, LA

#5 Jul 6, 2014
It's easy to call for war when you've never fought one.
Wrong

Natchitoches, LA

#6 Jul 6, 2014
patriot wrote:
It's easy to call for war when you've never fought one.
That's where you "anti-war" nuts are wrong. Nobody on here called for war. They are calling for the ability to defend ourselves. Why do you people have such a problem with the difference?
patriot

Natchitoches, LA

#7 Jul 6, 2014
Wrong wrote:
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That's where you "anti-war" nuts are wrong. Nobody on here called for war. They are calling for the ability to defend ourselves. Why do you people have such a problem with the difference?
We didn't "defend ourselves" in Iraq and we're not defending ourselves in Afghanistan.
Wrong

Natchitoches, LA

#8 Jul 6, 2014
patriot wrote:
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We didn't "defend ourselves" in Iraq and we're not defending ourselves in Afghanistan.
We defended those who needed our help. Obama deserted them, and made it look like "America" deserted them. His sown seeds will be reaped by our children and grandchildren.

You are no patriot. Patriots are people who are willing to sacrifice their life to defend people in need. You are a selfish, self-righteous nobody.
patriot

Natchitoches, LA

#9 Jul 6, 2014
Wrong wrote:
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We defended those who needed our help. Obama deserted them, and made it look like "America" deserted them. His sown seeds will be reaped by our children and grandchildren.
You are no patriot. Patriots are people who are willing to sacrifice their life to defend people in need. You are a selfish, self-righteous nobody.
I didn't fight a secret war in Nicaguagra so you could come on this site and badmouth Lady Liberty and a true patriot like that!
Wrong

Natchitoches, LA

#10 Jul 6, 2014
patriot wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't fight a secret war in Nicaguagra so you could come on this site and badmouth Lady Liberty and a true patriot like that!
If you fought a war there, you'd be able to spell it. You are a liar and a troll.
anon33

Deridder, LA

#11 Aug 8, 2014
Good-I can't think of a more deserving place!
This is one of the most corrupt places I have ever had the misfortune of living in.
With the revenue that Leesville's received from Ft. Polk, the schools should be top notch, the roads maintained and the town itself should look A LOT nicer, instead of like a big giant trailer park/garbage dump.
The town drives away major restaurant chains because it knows that the lousy locally owned restaurants would go out of business if there was a decent place to eat,(like a Chili's)
Why no one ever stands up and demands to know where the revenue from Ft. Polk is going, is beyond me. My guess, is it's lining the pockets of the "elite" trash that resides and rules the roost in Leesville.
Anyways, I'm just glad that our time's just about up here. I'm looking forward to moving to our new town, which is NOT a military town. And even though it has a fairly small population, the town puts it's money into the community with things like a community center which has a pool, and activities for families, a well maintained city park, up to date schools that are in a good community, not the middle of a ghetto, roads that are maintained and a nice selection of restaurants.
See Ya

Leesville, LA

#12 Aug 8, 2014
Not trying to be negative or argumentative, but I was wondering if you could go into detail to cite or explain the things that you have FIRST hand knowledge about that makes you state, "one of the most corrupt places I have ever had the misfortune of living in."

Just wondering if this is just another case of hearing it past on from person to person or if you actually have been a victim of this corruption ?

Thanks for any factual or personal information you may be able to let us in on, so those of us who haven't experienced it yet can be on the lookout and possibly continue to avoid these corrupt scoundrels.

Hopefully you will be able to help others in the future with your stories and encounters with the corruption here. Plesae lay it on us and don't hold back, tell us all the details. We need your help.

Thanks again for your help.
Right

Zwolle, LA

#13 Aug 8, 2014
If they make ft Polk into one of their illegal immigrants housing. Get ready, to. Be Robbed , beat, murdered, all people around there willbe without jobs. These people will work cheaper. Lot of gang members in these illegals They will run Leesville and the area around it. Glad I don't live around there However they spread to other communities pretty quickly. They have many diseases they brought with them. Wait till that starts running rampant. It will be all over our public school systems. Think our kids have have it bad in school now, wait till all the illegals that can't even speak English join in the ranks. Lord lord. I don't even like to think about it.
Uncle Sam

Robeline, LA

#14 Aug 8, 2014
Army does rectal exam , finds shit stirrer.
Right

Zwolle, LA

#15 Aug 8, 2014
Uncle Sam wrote:
Army does rectal exam , finds shit stirrer.
You sound like you want the rectal exam.
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#16 Aug 8, 2014
anon33 wrote:
Good-I can't think of a more deserving place!
This is one of the most corrupt places I have ever had the misfortune of living in.
With the revenue that Leesville's received from Ft. Polk, the schools should be top notch, the roads maintained and the town itself should look A LOT nicer, instead of like a big giant trailer park/garbage dump.
The town drives away major restaurant chains because it knows that the lousy locally owned restaurants would go out of business if there was a decent place to eat,(like a Chili's)
Why no one ever stands up and demands to know where the revenue from Ft. Polk is going, is beyond me. My guess, is it's lining the pockets of the "elite" trash that resides and rules the roost in Leesville.
Anyways, I'm just glad that our time's just about up here. I'm looking forward to moving to our new town, which is NOT a military town. And even though it has a fairly small population, the town puts it's money into the community with things like a community center which has a pool, and activities for families, a well maintained city park, up to date schools that are in a good community, not the middle of a ghetto, roads that are maintained and a nice selection of restaurants.
You are right about some of the stuff you say about our town, but you are also misinformed about it as well. I share your view with respect to the lack of concern for the social opportunity for the youth and the elderly. I feel we could and should be doing a lots more. A good healthy social upbringing for our youth is AWOL.

Now, can you please provide your source for the information which allow you to allege that the Army give the city of Leesville X number of dollars each year to use to maintain its roads, city parks and the likes. On the whole, I would submit that a very small portions of the annual payroll of Fort Polk find its way into the Leesville economy. We don't have any thing here to capture the funds. The surrounding cities get the shopping money. I have 40 dollars now and nowhere to spend it. Lol Guess I'll go to Alexandria Mall.
Wrong

Natchitoches, LA

#17 Aug 8, 2014
havemercy wrote:
<quoted text>You are right about some of the stuff you say about our town, but you are also misinformed about it as well. I share your view with respect to the lack of concern for the social opportunity for the youth and the elderly. I feel we could and should be doing a lots more. A good healthy social upbringing for our youth is AWOL.
Now, can you please provide your source for the information which allow you to allege that the Army give the city of Leesville X number of dollars each year to use to maintain its roads, city parks and the likes. On the whole, I would submit that a very small portions of the annual payroll of Fort Polk find its way into the Leesville economy. We don't have any thing here to capture the funds. The surrounding cities get the shopping money. I have 40 dollars now and nowhere to spend it. Lol Guess I'll go to Alexandria Mall.
If "very small portions" of the payroll finds it's way into the economy, what is keeping all the strip joints and bars open? Every time I've passed through, they're all packed, as well as the "finer" dining and fast food restaurants. I submit you are clueless.
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#18 Aug 8, 2014
Wrong wrote:
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If "very small portions" of the payroll finds it's way into the economy, what is keeping all the strip joints and bars open? Every time I've passed through, they're all packed, as well as the "finer" dining and fast food restaurants. I submit you are clueless.
This is a easy one.(what is keeping all the strip joints and bars open)? Answer, perverts and Drunks. Next.
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#19 Aug 8, 2014
I stated a very small portion of the payroll at Fort Polk find its way into the local economy and some Harvard economist asks, what keeping strip joints and bars open. Had he or she thought for just an iota of a second it would have been clear it was that " very small portions." (smile)
Ol Lefty dos

Leesville, LA

#20 Aug 9, 2014
havemercy wrote:
<quoted text>This is a easy one.(what is keeping all the strip joints and bars open)? Answer, perverts and Drunks. Next.
You forgot racist rednecks and biker club members or is that the assumption taken?

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