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“The one who knows”

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#1435 Jun 22, 2012
I will say this: the one thing I do not like seeing, is a homeless or otherwise impoverished veteran of a war. More should be done for them.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#1436 Jun 22, 2012
bluestreak prime wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently, it would all hinge, then, on either signing up or renouncement?
Yes. Your choice, as a citizen of age to be eligible to serve.(Or not - but non-citizens receive NO government assistance. Not for anything, even fire or police protection. Garbage service, availability of employment, travel privileges, continuing education, NOTHING.)
bluestreak prime wrote:
<quoted text>It's something to ponder, anyway. It would take a lot of legality to get it together,
Not really - a Constitutional amendment, voted in (or out) by the People of the United States. Getting THAT on the National ballot, however, would require the same amount of individual voter participation (or greater) as any other Constitutional amendment.
bluestreak prime wrote:
<quoted text>but I understand the concept. I will say that military service, if universal service was in place, ought to be like taxation: sooner or later, you do your time in the military or related service.
Yep.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#1437 Jun 22, 2012
bluestreak prime wrote:
I will say this: the one thing I do not like seeing, is a homeless or otherwise impoverished veteran of a war. More should be done for them.
Once a week, I take a hot bowl, or cup,(whatever's handy) of homemade soup, a thick ham sandwich, a thermos of sweet tea, and a bag of whatever chips I have on hand, to QuikTrip up the street, and offer it to the Veteran panhandling on their sidewalk. It's almost never the same person, but I know they've served because they routinely look away when I go up there to get smokes. The least I can do is offer them a good meal. They usually accept my offer, but sometimes they'll direct me to someone for whom they think the need is greater. God Bless America.

It's shameful FOR US that Veterans are ever homeless, jobless, without medical care, or financially impoverished.
JMO

“The one who knows”

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#1439 Jun 22, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Once a week, I take a hot bowl, or cup,(whatever's handy) of homemade soup, a thick ham sandwich, a thermos of sweet tea, and a bag of whatever chips I have on hand, to QuikTrip up the street, and offer it to the Veteran panhandling on their sidewalk. It's almost never the same person, but I know they've served because they routinely look away when I go up there to get smokes. The least I can do is offer them a good meal. They usually accept my offer, but sometimes they'll direct me to someone for whom they think the need is greater. God Bless America.
It's shameful FOR US that Veterans are ever homeless, jobless, without medical care, or financially impoverished.
JMO
And this is more my POV when it comes to the veterans. I figure, whatever reasonable benefit we can extend to someone who risked life and limb, we do it.

If a veteran is homeless, let's get him or her into public housing. Evict those given to crime or drugs, and put a veteran into their place. If a veteran is sick, none of this bureaucratic horseshit to deprive them of their medical care. Give them whatever they need to be restored to health. If a veteran wants to continue their education, beyond what the GI Bill has provided for them in terms of monetary amounts, give it to them. If no jobs are available for them, train them for jobs that are available- without charge. And should they retire, let them be well-provided for, rather than be poor and dependent.

Te bureaucratic hurdles that a veteran must go through, it is shameful. Someone ought to warn them that the VA isn't really on their side.

“The one who knows”

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#1440 Jun 22, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Your choice, as a citizen of age to be eligible to serve.(Or not - but non-citizens receive NO government assistance. Not for anything, even fire or police protection. Garbage service, availability of employment, travel privileges, continuing education, NOTHING.)
<quoted text> Not really - a Constitutional amendment, voted in (or out) by the People of the United States. Getting THAT on the National ballot, however, would require the same amount of individual voter participation (or greater) as any other Constitutional amendment.
<quoted text>Yep.
The thing is, I would read about how, during the Vietnam war, how it was mainly the poor and working class kids who'd get drafted, and the more affluent kids could evade military service due to family connections, social standing, or hiding out in college. I won't discuss my own partisan affiliation or ideology, but, I am not a huge fan of any politician or pundit that comes off as a real hawk (and I do believe in a strong military and national defense), but managed to avoid serving in that war.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#1441 Jun 22, 2012
bluestreak prime wrote:
<quoted text>
And this is more my POV when it comes to the veterans. I figure, whatever reasonable benefit we can extend to someone who risked life and limb, we do it.
If a veteran is homeless, let's get him or her into public housing. Evict those given to crime or drugs, and put a veteran into their place. If a veteran is sick, none of this bureaucratic horseshit to deprive them of their medical care. Give them whatever they need to be restored to health. If a veteran wants to continue their education, beyond what the GI Bill has provided for them in terms of monetary amounts, give it to them. If no jobs are available for them, train them for jobs that are available- without charge. And should they retire, let them be well-provided for, rather than be poor and dependent.
Te bureaucratic hurdles that a veteran must go through, it is shameful. Someone ought to warn them that the VA isn't really on their side.
Two things: veterans are also occasionally given to drugs. They need viable psychological treatment - or drugs which help to keep them non-violent, whichever applies. And the VA is on the side upon which its bread is buttered - meaning Congress. Which needs to be on the same page as we are. JMO.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#1442 Jun 22, 2012
bluestreak prime wrote:
<quoted text>
The thing is, I would read about how, during the Vietnam war, how it was mainly the poor and working class kids who'd get drafted, and the more affluent kids could evade military service due to family connections, social standing, or hiding out in college. I won't discuss my own partisan affiliation or ideology, but, I am not a huge fan of any politician or pundit that comes off as a real hawk (and I do believe in a strong military and national defense), but managed to avoid serving in that war.
Hence, my 'enlistment or renouncement' philosophy. The rich benefit from the service of the military, just as the rest of us do. They should contribute in equal measure, and I don't mean 'financially'. I mean sweat, blood, and tears.

Since: Feb 09

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#1446 Jun 22, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly. Well said. The Federal Govt. should pick up the tab for interstate roads, bridges over interstate rivers and lakes, the US military, and perhaps potable water. Beyond that, I think the States should be responsible for education, regulation of commerce, and a host of other things for which the Fed. Gov. now assumes responsibility. JMO.
Im going to agree there. The Federal government has grown way to large. When the Federal government is telling people what types of toilets seat to put in you know its grown way to big (

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#1447 Jun 22, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Hence, my 'enlistment or renouncement' philosophy. The rich benefit from the service of the military, just as the rest of us do. They should contribute in equal measure, and I don't mean 'financially'. I mean sweat, blood, and tears.
I Like the Army of the early Roman Republic and Greek city States.
The wealthy who could afford the best equipment and weapons got to stand in the very front of the battle lines, while the poorest citizens got to stand in the rear using slings to throw rocks at the enemy over the heads of the wealthy.
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#1448 Jun 22, 2012
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“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#1449 Jun 22, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> I Like the Army of the early Roman Republic and Greek city States.
The wealthy who could afford the best equipment and weapons got to stand in the very front of the battle lines, while the poorest citizens got to stand in the rear using slings to throw rocks at the enemy over the heads of the wealthy.
Whatever includes everyone...since 'citizenship' is infinitely preferable (to most) than banishment...

“searching myself”

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#1450 Jun 22, 2012
Theme song of a 'banished' man:

“searching myself”

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#1451 Jun 22, 2012
Erm, wrong movie.

This is what I meant to post



Some do.

Since: Nov 08

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#1452 Jun 23, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly as the 'user' of contraceptives or abortion would be doing - paying for our insurance, Jim. What's the difference? There isn't any, except that hypocrites like you have written addendums preventing us from doing so.
I don't care where you get your pills, as long as you pay for them and not the government or my tax dollars.

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#1453 Jun 23, 2012
Socialism is making everyone equally poor......

Since: Nov 08

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#1454 Jun 23, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Both are socialist programs. Suck it up. You're fine with a socialist military, but not okay with government aid to corporations. Why didn't you just say so?
You can't change the definition of socialism to just fit whatever you think it should. It't the same as the gays want to do with the definition of marriage. It is what it is cupcake........keep swinging at those windmills.......
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#1455 Jun 23, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Sure I support it why. When did you ask before? Still eating those mushrooms I guess, anyway, the one thing our constitution specifically provides is for the defense of this country, so funding a military, their weapon and their benefits is very constitutional.
Precisely, Jimbo. The brain-damaged leftists' motive is not so sophisticated. They claim all day and night that their desire is to help the "little guy" or, as pertains to the topic of this forum, help "disadvantaged" women get gubbermint funded reproductive health care (a. k. a. abortions).

Simplified: they are either too lazy or incompetent to pay for what they want in life, therefore they want the gubbermint to force a rich guy (usually a conservative) to pay for it.

I asked earlier why a female needs the gubbermint to pay for birth control or force a private insurance to provide it free, why they need gubbermint to pay for abortions when neither of those things cost as much as a cell phone or cable TV. Or why they can't get their johns to pay for some of it.

No response yet.

Stick to your guns. It isn't in the Constitution, the gubbermint needs to stay out of it.

Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#1456 Jun 23, 2012
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Your choice, as a citizen of age to be eligible to serve.(Or not - but non-citizens receive NO government assistance. Not for anything, even fire or police protection. Garbage service, availability of employment, travel privileges, continuing education, NOTHING.)
<quoted text> Not really - a Constitutional amendment, voted in (or out) by the People of the United States. Getting THAT on the National ballot, however, would require the same amount of individual voter participation (or greater) as any other Constitutional amendment.
<quoted text>Yep.
It would be highly unethical for a public health worker, or any health worker, to refuse to help someone because the person is not a citizen or is here illegally. I imagine the same is true of law officers and fire fighters.

Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#1457 Jun 23, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> I Like the Army of the early Roman Republic and Greek city States.
The wealthy who could afford the best equipment and weapons got to stand in the very front of the battle lines, while the poorest citizens got to stand in the rear using slings to throw rocks at the enemy over the heads of the wealthy.
I wonder how many of those citizens aimed at the back of the rich guys heads. Just a thought...

Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#1458 Jun 23, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I don't care where you get your pills, as long as you pay for them and not the government or my tax dollars.
Why do you feel that way? Are you against birth control on religious grounds?

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