VETERANS: Veterans’ Day should be renamed to Armistice Day

Monday, November 11, 2019

2019-Nov-11

https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/new-ebook-318817?e=39307912ab

Pro-war propaganda
Tom Woods

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Pro-war propaganda.

A fellow I do a fair amount of business with posted on social media today that this is not a day for “antiwar propaganda.”

Nonsense.

Veterans’ Day was originally Armistice Day, in commemoration of the cessation of hostilities in World War I. The armistice was signed in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918.

For four years, Europe tore itself apart, and sent millions of men into a meat grinder for no good reason. Tens of thousands would die, and the front would move a matter of yards.

Especially on this hundredth anniversary of the original Armistice Day, how does anyone seriously expect to honor the fallen without any discussion of the madmen who sent them into this horror?

Did their deaths occur in some abstract realm, outside time, space, and causation?

Or were they killed in specific ways, under orders from particular people?

Anyone speaking in mere platitudes today is an enemy of mankind.

The left-liberals and neoconservatives alike, who always seem to put aside their pretend differences when an idiotic war is in the offing, and who make saccharine speeches about democracy and openness and peace, are enemies of mankind.

As a reminder of how deranged our cultural elite and political establishment are, how many major political figures of the past hundred years have been dismissed from polite society for urging too much war?

There are lots of things that get you demonized and ostracized in America, but that ain’t one of them.

Usually it gets you called a “statesman.”

This is deranged.

Especially on Veterans Day should we speak out against war and the lying propagandists who foment them.

And the state cheerleaders who make excuses for them. (Why, Saddam really did have WMDs! etc.)

Especially culpable are the so-called conservatives who claim to distrust government propaganda — and yes, they’re indeed very sound on the milk subsidies question — but who can’t ape that Pentagon press release fast enough.

To hell with all of them.

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The best way to “celebrate” Veterans’ Day is DEMAND that “we” stop creating so many of then, and “wasting” their lives,  IMMEDIATELY.

Never met a vet who disagreed.

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VETERANS: Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee gives vets back some of their money

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

2019-Jul-02

A-5609/S-3960 (Land, Freiman, Armato, Johnson, Mukherji, Milam, Mazzeo/Sarlo, Addiego) – Increases gross income tax deduction available to veterans from $3,000 to $6,000.

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VETERANS: Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall

Monday, May 27, 2019

2019-May-27

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle998-20181111-03.html

History most people will never know.
Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall
by Unknown Person on the ’Net
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.

The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 62 years since the first casualty.

The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps LCpl Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.

There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.

39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.

8,283 were just 19 years old.

The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.

12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.

5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.

One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.

997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam.

1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam.

31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.

Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.

54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia. I wonder why so many from one school.

8 Women are on the Wall, Nursing the wounded.

244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.

Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.

West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.

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For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, brothers and sisters of our friends, neighbors, classmates, fathers, husbands, wives, uncles, aunts, fellow workers, fellow students, sons and daughters There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.

Please pass this on to those who served during this time, and those who DO Care.

I’ve also sent this to those that I hope care very much, and I thank you for caring as you do.

[Tip o’ the Hat to to Jim Woosley, who sent this along.

And I must ask, what did all those mostly young people die for? Not for their country, there was no benefit to their country from that “war” (since it was not declared by Congress it couldn’t be a war). Did they die so American tire manufacturers could continue to get cheap rubber from the plantations? Or what? Nobody knows, and those who know—if any—aren’t telling. — Editor, (who has a number of guys he grew up with listed on that wall.) ]

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What can one say?

Not all the “casualties” are on the Wall.  There are many, who were “collateral damage”, like my best friend from high school who went underground as did a ⅓ of the eligible draftees and died in an MVA while “hiding”.

Sad to say, it was a national disaster and a national disgrace. 

Argh!

“Happy” Memorial Day.

Can we all tell the politicians and bureaucrats to stop wasting lives like these?

Argh!

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VETERANS: Where is a national apology to all the in-country Viet Nam vets?

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019-Mar-29

FROM Karen O’Connell Bednarski

Today is a day put aside for the service personnel of the Viet Nam Veterans Era, especially those who were in Viet Nam. .. to all “welcome home?…think of good memories and thank you for your service!

MY RESPONSE:

I was only in “the Era”; not out in the boonies. Those guys — mostly men — deserve a national apology to them and their families for what they brought home (i.e., the multi-generational harm of Agent Orange). Those are the real heroes.

And, let’s not forget those who never got to come home and those who went underground and to Canada to avoid being sent to the “meat grinder” for no good reason other than the hubris of politicians and bureaucrats. Thanks, Ike, JFK, Nixon, McNamara, and their ilk.

Makes me sad to think of my lost best friend and all those who came back “changed”.

And, my amazement is that “We, The Sheeple” have learned nothing from it. We have decades of constant war. Sending now young women, and men, into various “meat grinders” around the world for no good reason that I can determine.

Argh! If only we’d have elected Ron Paul, then we’d have a sane foreign policy. Instead of new KIAs, MIAs, WIAs, and broken Vets to regret creating.

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VETERANS: An outrageous push to mutilate a war memorial

Saturday, February 2, 2019

It looks like America’s next big religious-freedom case could center on the war memorial known as the “Peace Cross.” The Supreme Court justices recently agreed to hear the case this year.God

Source: An outrageous push to mutilate a war memorial

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To find this is “religious” is absurd!

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VETERANS: “Let There Be Light” The Documentary The Army Suppressed

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Authored by Chris Calton via The Mises Institute, At the end of the second World War, filmmaker John Huston got a commission from the US Army to produce a documentary of new treatments for psychiatric casualties of the war. This occurred when experimental treatments such as hypnosis or injections of sodium pentothal were being introduced into psychiatric therapy.

Source: Let There Be Light: The Documentary The Army Suppressed

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What else has the Gooferment stamped as “SECRET” to avoid “bad optics”?

Pity the poor vets (TWENTY PER CENT!!!) who were put threw a mental meat grinder for the pleasure of the politicians and bureaucrats.

Argh!

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VETERANS: Veterans Affairs Dept. won’t repay underpaid GI Bill benefits

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2018-Dec-01

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/veterans-affairs-dept-tells-congressional-staffers-it-won-t-repay-n941491

Veterans Affairs Dept. tells Capitol Hill it won’t repay underpaid GI Bill benefits recipients

  • The news conflicts with a promise VA officials made to a House committee earlier this month that it would reimburse those veterans who received less than the full amount they were due.
  • Nov. 28, 2018 / 8:40 PM EST / Updated Nov. 28, 2018 / 8:52 PM EST
  • By Phil McCausland

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For weeks, student veterans across the country have raised an alarm about delayed or incorrect GI Bill benefit payments, which the Department of Veterans Affairs has blamed on computer issues.

But on Wednesday, the department told congressional staffers that it would not reimburse those veterans who were paid less than they were owed, two committee aides told NBC News.

The news conflicts with a promise VA officials made to a House committee earlier this month that it would reimburse those veterans who received less than the full amount they were due.

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Are the politicians and bureaucrats this “tone deaf”?

When are we going to stop screwing around with Vets?

Argh!

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