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Off to Afghanistan: Chico-based National Guard unit says good-bye to families at formal farewell

There are 19 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Dec 6, 2010, titled Off to Afghanistan: Chico-based National Guard unit says good-bye to families at formal farewell. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Hundreds of men, women and children gathered to say goodbye to their enlisted loved ones Sunday morning as the California National Guard 649th Engineer Company received its formal farewell at the Chico Elks Lodge.

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Everybody Knows

Paradise, CA

#1 Dec 6, 2010
Off to go die to enforce corporate fascism. What a poor bunch of idiots.
Deebo

Chico, CA

#3 Dec 6, 2010
This article brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much to all the men and women who are serving our country, and thank you to their families and loved ones for supporting them!!!
Anonymous

Paradise, CA

#4 Dec 6, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
Off to go die to enforce corporate fascism. What a poor bunch of idiots.
While you sit on your butt and eat potato chips, these people are at least doing something they believe in. Because of them, and people like them, you are able to complain on a thread without repercussions.
Everybody Knows

Paradise, CA

#5 Dec 6, 2010
AngryinChico wrote:
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While you sit on your butt and eat potato chips, these people are at least doing something they believe in. Because of them, and people like them, you are able to complain on a thread without repercussions.
Oh yeah. I'm sure the majority of the public feel that oppressing Iraq, treating our youth like they are expendable while destroying Afghanistan is absolutely essential to our freedom.

“All the news, all the time.”

Since: Dec 07

Chico, Calif.

#8 Dec 6, 2010
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Coos Bay, OR

#9 Dec 6, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
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Oh yeah. I'm sure the majority of the public feel that oppressing Iraq, treating our youth like they are expendable while destroying Afghanistan is absolutely essential to our freedom.
While I don't agree with using our youth like cannon fodder, I don't agree with your name calling either.

I feel about the USA like I do about my children... some things they do may embarrass me but I'll always LOVE THEM/IT!!!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#10 Dec 6, 2010
The IL National Guard should be at the border, The army should fight to win and come home.
Pollywog

United States

#11 Dec 6, 2010
The men and women enlisted in our armed forces are the best, bravest, and brightest. I thank you for your dedication and sacrifices that you all make. I pray that God keep's you safe, and brings you all home to your families soon. God Bless!
Dick Witman

Chico, CA

#12 Dec 6, 2010
We are in an El Niņo year = who are we going to call when the flood waters rise?

We need our NA here to serve the citizens of our Great State!

At least Dick Cheney doesn't have a heart beat! I'll bet he's terrified of his final reward!

I pray that everyone comes home in one piece!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#16 Dec 6, 2010
Chucko wrote:
<quoted text>I'm a Vet who would have to agree with you to some degree.
Folks should pay more attention to real news!Wiki Leak's for example!
Indulge me for a moment.
At the start of the 1800's, forts worked. Today, they are tourist attractions, our evidence are stones and signs from the parks department.
The WikiWar is cloud based, to attempt to control it physically is the white flag.
Since everything is traceable,'forever'. WikiDude is the playground bully, who threatens to tell 'what he saw'.
This is time to go 'street' on him and those he hangs out with.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#18 Dec 6, 2010
My mind is in a cloud today. I remember when this was an insult.
The Media and the press is reactive, unless it is NBC, but then, they are about to be bought by Comcast.
I wonder how the news line-up will change.
liberals know best

United States

#19 Dec 6, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
Off to go die to enforce corporate fascism. What a poor bunch of idiots.
let me guess: you are on the public dole one way or the other. either welfare or public employee. same difference!
liberals know best

United States

#20 Dec 6, 2010
Deebo wrote:
This article brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much to all the men and women who are serving our country, and thank you to their families and loved ones for supporting them!!!
It is a sacrifice. I pray they all come home! We are so blessed to have people who are willing to pay the price most of us are not willing to pay.

Since: Aug 10

Prahran, Australia

#21 Dec 6, 2010
more cannon fodder for war for israel... its a shame they have to go to a war already lost...
liberals know best

United States

#22 Dec 6, 2010
Dick Witman wrote:
We are in an El Niņo year = who are we going to call when the flood waters rise?
We need our NA here to serve the citizens of our Great State!
At least Dick Cheney doesn't have a heart beat! I'll bet he's terrified of his final reward!
I pray that everyone comes home in one piece!
maybe we can beef up up our economy and get some people off of unemployment uh I mean welfare, making boats that don't need oil. that way we can kind of just float around and fish out of the streams and so forth.
Everybody Knows

Paradise, CA

#23 Dec 6, 2010
liberals know best wrote:
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let me guess: you are on the public dole one way or the other. either welfare or public employee. same difference!
Business owner. Nice try though.
liberals know best

United States

#24 Dec 7, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
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Business owner. Nice try though.
a businees owner that might want to get into making boats so we can all get out and paddle around when the national guard can't save us.
Everybody Knows

Paradise, CA

#25 Dec 7, 2010
liberals know best wrote:
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a businees owner that might want to get into making boats so we can all get out and paddle around when the national guard can't save us.
I've got my boat.
liberals know best

United States

#26 Dec 9, 2010
Everybody Knows wrote:
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I've got my boat.
Good! And get some fishing poles. Maybe you can teach some people to help themselves since obviously we should not rely on government to save us when the creek rises. Of course don't forget to purchase your government issued fishing permit.

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