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U.S. military extends many benefits to same-sex partners

There are 58 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 11, 2013, titled U.S. military extends many benefits to same-sex partners. In it, Reuters reports that:

The Pentagon announced on Monday it would extend more of the benefits offered to spouses of heterosexual troops to those of gay personnel but acknowledged some key benefits, like housing, would still be off-limits, at least for now.

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“PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE”

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#52 Feb 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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President Obama volunteered to serve 4 years as Commander in Chief, and he just volunteered to do another 4.
I'm guessing that will give him 8 more years of experience than you have.
So what? President Bush did the same. The difference is President Bush actually wore the uniform unlike your Surfer-in-chief.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#53 Feb 12, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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So what? President Bush did the same. The difference is President Bush actually wore the uniform unlike your Surfer-in-chief.
No, the difference being Shrub was a piss-poor Commander-in-Chief, while President Obama got us out of Iraq and is getting us out of Afghanistan, and actually killed the people responsible for 9-11 instead of letting them go.

“PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE”

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#55 Feb 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No, the difference being Shrub was a piss-poor Commander-in-Chief, while President Obama got us out of Iraq and is getting us out of Afghanistan, and actually killed the people responsible for 9-11 instead of letting them go.
LOL!!! Only a true blue ass kisser would give Obama credit for ending the war in Iraq. News alert dummy...the war in Iraq was already won, Bush's surge worked!! the troops were already packing it up to come home before your PHoney-in-chief stepped into office. Afghanistan is a Obama's quagmire because the troops are not allowed to kill the enemy..In fact they are given awards for restraint..Soldier suicides are at an all time high because they are trying to fight a war with their hands tied behind their backs thanks to Obama the chickenhawk.
Liberal Zombies

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#56 Feb 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No, the difference being Shrub was a piss-poor Commander-in-Chief, while President Obama got us out of Iraq and is getting us out of Afghanistan, and actually killed the people responsible for 9-11 instead of letting them go.
And getting us into Africa, Libya, and soon to be Iran. So what's your point again sheep?
Puppets eVeRyWhErE

“PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE”

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#57 Feb 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No, the difference being Shrub was a piss-poor Commander-in-Chief, while President Obama got us out of Iraq and is getting us out of Afghanistan, and actually killed the people responsible for 9-11 instead of letting them go.
When is he going to close Club Gitmo? Oh right, that was another lie.

Obama lied, his left wing kook fringe CRIED!!!

LOL

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#59 Feb 12, 2013
Liberal Zombies wrote:
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And getting us into Africa, Libya, and soon to be Iran. So what's your point again sheep?
Puppets eVeRyWhErE
Nope, we won't be going into any of those places.

Israel will take care of Iran.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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#60 Feb 12, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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When is he going to close Club Gitmo? Oh right, that was another lie.
Obama lied, his left wing kook fringe CRIED!!!
LOL
Who cares? Leave the terrorists rotting in Cuba forever for all I care.

Better yet just kill them all and THEN close Gitmo.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Amherst, MA

#61 Feb 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Nope, we won't be going into any of those places.
Israel will take care of Iran.
Sure they will sheep.
Putin for President.

“PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE”

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#62 Feb 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Better yet just kill them all and THEN close Gitmo.
You see, this proves you people are a bunch of bullshit hypocritical hacks. You condone the killing of terrorists but you don't condone them being waterboarded??

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St. Croix valley

#63 Feb 12, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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You see, this proves you people are a bunch of bullshit hypocritical hacks. You condone the killing of terrorists but you don't condone them being waterboarded??
I'd prefer we use proven known techniques for interogation. the tactics that were used at gitmo were designed spedcifically to get people to asy what you wanted them to say, not to garner credible intel.

we have ways of getting that.

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St. Croix valley

#64 Feb 12, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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LOL!!! Only a true blue ass kisser would give Obama credit for ending the war in Iraq. News alert dummy...the war in Iraq was already won, Bush's surge worked!! the troops were already packing it up to come home before your PHoney-in-chief stepped into office. Afghanistan is a Obama's quagmire because the troops are not allowed to kill the enemy..In fact they are given awards for restraint..Soldier suicides are at an all time high because they are trying to fight a war with their hands tied behind their backs thanks to Obama the chickenhawk.
how did Obama change the way soldiers are fighting the war on terror? please be specific...

in what ways are their hands more 'tied' than under Bush?
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Amherst, MA

#65 Feb 12, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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You see, this proves you people are a bunch of bullshit hypocritical hacks. You condone the killing of terrorists but you don't condone them being waterboarded??
That's the typical Liberal Sheep response and proves why liberalism is indeed a mental illness. Compulsive liars across the board. Technology has compounded the problem in as many years. Ya just can't keep up with it anymore.
Trust?
Dignity?
Honor?
Honesty?

Don't count on it. One of the many World's Biggest Lies. eVeRyWhErE

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#66 Feb 12, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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That's the typical Liberal Sheep response and proves why liberalism is indeed a mental illness. Compulsive liars across the board. Technology has compounded the problem in as many years. Ya just can't keep up with it anymore.
Trust?
Dignity?
Honor?
Honesty?
Don't count on it. One of the many World's Biggest Lies. eVeRyWhErE
yes, it seems obvious you cannot keep up with dignity and honor...

keep trying though. give it your best shot.

“PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE”

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#67 Feb 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>how did Obama change the way soldiers are fighting the war on terror? please be specific...
in what ways are their hands more 'tied' than under Bush?
Read it for yourself, sheeple. There's tons of other links...you do know how to Google, right??

After Bill Osborn publicly criticized the rules of engagement just before his son's wake, he said, other families of service members killed or serving in Afghanistan contacted him to express similar concerns. They don't want to end the war, Osborn said, but to change the way it's being fought.

"Our soldiers are forced to fight with one hand tied behind their backs. They're not allowed to take care of business — and they know it," Bill Osborn said in his living room, where his son's Bronze Star, Purple Heart and campaign ribbons are on display.

Debbie Morris of Arnold, Calif., who lost her son in Afghanistan on June 10, said the rules of engagement protect Afghan civilians at the expense of American troops. She blames the rules, in part, for the death of her son, Marine Lance Cpl. Gavin Brummund, 22, from a roadside bomb.

If the rules prevent troops from aggressively pursuing Afghan militants who plot attacks against them while posing as civilians, "then the rules aren't working, and why are we even there?" Morris said.

Brummund's widow, Michaela, said Marines in her husband's unit told her they were frustrated by the rules. Protecting civilians, many of whom are hostile to U.S. forces, "isn't worth our guys' lives," she said.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/02/natio...

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Tawas City, Michigan

#68 Feb 13, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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You see, this proves you people are a bunch of bullshit hypocritical hacks. You condone the killing of terrorists but you don't condone them being waterboarded??
Torture has never been an effective way of getting intelligence. A tortured person will say ANYTHING to stop the torture from happening.

Not to mention it's inhumane. Just like you don't torture a rabid dog; you kill them and put them out of their misery.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Amherst, MA

#69 Feb 13, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Torture has never been an effective way of getting intelligence. A tortured person will say ANYTHING to stop the torture from happening.
Not to mention it's inhumane. Just like you don't torture a rabid dog; you kill them and put them out of their misery.
If ya can't brainwash them or drug them into what it is you want them to say or believe, just torture them with same sex anything.
The devil does.

Tell the lie, make it big, keep saying it, and eventually they'll believe it.
-Adolph Hitler

“PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE”

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#71 Feb 13, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Torture has never been an effective way of getting intelligence. A tortured person will say ANYTHING to stop the torture from happening.
Not to mention it's inhumane. Just like you don't torture a rabid dog; you kill them and put them out of their misery.
LOL!!!! WHAAAT?? That makes no sense whatsoever.

LOL!!!!

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Tawas City, Michigan

#73 Feb 13, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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LOL!!!! WHAAAT?? That makes no sense whatsoever.
LOL!!!!
That's because you've never been in the military.

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