VETERANS: Not a parking space in sight

Monday, November 13, 2017

2017-Nov-13

FJohn Reinke shared New Jersey 101.5’s post.32 mins · 

Drove by but there wasn’t a parking space in sight. I’ll visit again after all the hype is gone to say thanks.

http://nj1015.com/jersey-shore-bars-nfl-ban-pays-off-in-patriotism-and-positivity/

New Jersey 101.52 hrs · “The day was overwhelmingly positive. … There was no negative talk about the NFL, only the love and respect our veterans deserve.”

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VETERANS: Why politicians hated Armistice Day but love Veterans Day

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017-Nov-11

Those who fail to learn from history end up harming veterans

Why politicians hated Armistice Day but love Veterans Day Retweet
By Perry Willis 

Veterans Day will be observed on Friday, November 10th this year. It used to be called Armistice Day, in memory of the moment when the First World War ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.

Armistice Day was a valuable holiday!

It reminded people of the biggest mistake the political class ever made — a world war fought over nothing! Alas, the politicians could not abide such a reminder of their own folly, and so they changed Armistice Day into something they could exploit — Veterans Day.

Whereas Armistice Day highlighted the dangers of militarism and interventionism, politicians now use Veterans Day to promote those schemes. They loudly proclaim…

“Our soldiers fought to preserve our freedom!”

We want to stress-test that claim. We will, as we have done before previous military holidays, circulate a series of articles. Each article will review a different U.S. war and answer the following questions… Armistice Day

  • Did the war defend America?
  • Did the war defend freedom?
  • Did the war improve things?

We believe the evidence is overwhelming that U.S. wars have…

  • Endangered U.S. security
  • Reduced freedom
  • Harmed the world
  • Injured and destroyed veterans for little benefit

You’ll be able to judge for yourself as we present the evidence. We do this because…

We want to prevent the loss of more young lives in useless wars!

Alas, experience has taught us that we can’t speak the truth on either Veterans Day or Memorial Day. We’re met with howls of outrage on those days, while sweet-sounding lies are embraced with enthusiasm. Fortunately, we’ve found a more receptive audience in the days immediately before Veterans Day and Memorial Day. So look for several articles over the next couple of weeks, before the holiday.

In preparation, I want you to quickly consider the two most common criticisms I’ve received about my articles…

  1. I supposedly blame America for everything.
  2. I supposedly benefit from hindsight based on knowledge that was unavailable at the time.

If you read my articles closely then I think you’ll see that the second criticism is completely untrue. All of my arguments are based on facts that were widely known at the time. And the charge that I blame America for everything is equally false. I don’t blame America for anything! I blame U.S. politicians! But I do focus on the U.S. for two important reasons…

  1. The U.S. is so powerful that it’s mistakes have a disproportionate impact on the world. It’s been said in many ways by many people, “When the U.S. catches a cold the rest of the world catches the flu.”
  2. I have some small ability to influence things in my own country, but almost none in other countries.

If you find the series of articles we’re about to present of value, please share them with others. Start a conversation about the correct way to honor veterans and the war dead. We believe it should be possible to honor their courage and mourn their loss, without telling lies about how they were used. And if you’re new to our work and like what you see, please subscribe using the form near the bottom of our homepage! It’s free!

Perry Willis is a co-founder of Downsize DC and the co-creator of the Zero Aggression Project

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Let’s honor the KIA, MIA, and vets of all wars but returning the holiday to Armistice Day and bring all the girls and boys home now! 

Dona Nobis Pacem

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VETERANS: Don’t thank me; kick a politician’s ass

Saturday, November 11, 2017

IN RESPONSE TO “Thank you for your service!” … … provatemessages & Facebook postings

… … as well as Veterans’ Day sales and offers

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No one has to “thank me”. And business can NOT “leverage” it for sales. It was the way things were done then. And sadly “we the sheeple” including me did not realize we were being fooled. Shame that a lot of good men were Kia, mia, and wia as well as forever scared. That can’t be taken cheaply.

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FACEBOOK POST 

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No one has to “thank me”. And business can NOT “leverage” it for sales to me. It was the way things were done then. And sadly “we the sheeple” including me did not realize we were being fooled. Shame that a lot of good men were Kia, mia, and wia as well as forever scared. That can’t be taken cheaply. If folks want to say “thanks”, then demand the girls and boys come home NOW! The USA is not serious about how these hero’s are used. Argh!!!

Sorry for the rant, but Armistice Day makes me sad for all the vets who didn’t come home or came home “broken”. And for the children of vets who had their lives shortened by Agent Orange that came home with Dads. And, especially mad at all the people who let THEIR politicians and bureaucrats waste blood and treasure on Quixotic or idiotic foreign adventures. And that includes all parties and most all Presidents since George Washington.

Sorry for the foul mood but I’m mad and sad. That’s not a good combo for me.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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Sorry, but I’m not “celebrating” Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day, or any other day on the bodies of a lot of good men and women.

Argh!

(Have to make a joke to lighten my spirits. Ping me if you want to know how I really feel!)

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No one has to “thank me”. And business can NOT “leverage” it for sales to me. It was the way things were done then. And sadly “we the sheeple” including me did not realize we were being fooled. Shame that a lot of good men were Kia, mia, and wia as well as forever scared. That can’t be taken cheaply. If folks want to say “thanks”, then demand the girls and boys come home NOW! The USA is not serious about how these hero’s are used. Argh!!!

Sorry for the rant, but Armistice Day makes me sad for all the vets who didn’t come home or came home “broken”. And for the children of vets who had their lives shortened by Agent Orange that came home with Dads. And, especially mad at all the people who let THEIR politicians and bureaucrats waste blood and treasure on Quixotic or idiotic foreign adventures. And that includes all parties and most all Presidents since George Washington.

Sorry for the foul mood but I’m mad and sad. That’s not a good combo for me.

Dona Nobis Pacem

VETERANS: Setting and meeting tougher standards

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “The 10-Point”

Army Strong 
The U.S. Army’s decades-old physical-fitness test could get more physical soon, with the aim of encouraging more-practical training and preventing injury. Among the six events in the proposed overhaul of the Army Combat Readiness Test: a barbell lift, a sprint with 40-pound kettlebells and a brutal new style of push-up. With one set of passing standards and no adjustments for age or gender, it reflects a U.S. military where all combat jobs are now open to women. The test would be a dramatic shift for the Army, long a bellwether of civilian health and fitness. Tens of thousands of soldiers can’t be deployed because of injuries, Army leaders say, many caused by poor physical fitness.
 

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Finally, some common sense in this crazy “politically correct” world!

I don’t want unfit men OR women who can’t deploy. It just makes it dangerous for everyone.

For the jobs where you sit on your butt all day, outsource them to civilians.

AND, why not make the physical items as part of shaping the force in terms of retention.

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VETERANS: Why are “we” in Niger?

Saturday, November 4, 2017

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5027557/Green-Beret-died-trying-save-comrades-deadly-ambush.html

REVEALED – Full story of deadly Niger ambush: Hero Green Beret Sgt. La David Johnson died going BACK into the kill zone to save comrades… as survivors fought for their lives for TWO HOURS until French fighter jets reached them

  • Sgt. La David Johnson was in an armed pick-up truck when the ambush started
  • His vehicle was in front of the Land Cruiser carrying Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Sgt. La David Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright
  • Johnson and his vehicle escaped the fire of 50 ISIS militants but then went back
  • They were trying to save the other four US men when they were all struck Sgt. La.’s body was eventually given back to Nigerien troops by a village elder
  • That same village elder is suspected of stalling the troops before the ambush 
  • The October 3 attack in Tongo Tongo, Niger, has been shrouded in secrecy 
  • Sgt. Johnson’s widow revealed this week that she still did not know how he died
  • The new details were revealed on Friday by an unnamed US official
  • Questions remain over why the lightly armed unit of just 42 soldiers was sent on a dangerous mission to capture an ISIS target with so few men and weapons 
  • The official revealed the men were meant to have back-up but it could not go with them at the last minute
  • Instead of being called back to base, they were told to proceed with the mission 

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 16:43 EDT, 28 October 2017 | UPDATED: 00:55 EDT, 29 October 2017

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They searched through the night for on October 2 then, on October 3, stopped in Tongo Tongo which is known to have links to the terror group. The soldier said that after meeting the village chief, he tried to stop them from leaving. 

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Questions which must now be answered include whether the men should ever have been told to proceed with the mission with no surveillance, no back-up and limited weaponry and ammunition. 

It has also shed light on the US military’s presence in Africa which was largely unrecognized until recently.

U.S. forces have been in the country intermittently for more than two decades. Currently, some 800 U.S. service members are supporting a French-led mission to defeat the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram in West Africa.

Another 5,000 or so are in the Middle East. In five years, the number of US commandos in Africa has tripled from only 450 in 2012. 

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(1) Was that “village chief” delaying or attempting to save our grunts? Once someone determines that, EITHER WAY he should be appropriately rewarded (i.e., a bullet or a thank you).

(2) Why the <synonym for the act of procreation> are our troops in Africa for two decades? What is our strategic national issue?

Argh!

It’s up to us vet to “explain” to our elected officials what the “ground truth” is —  bring all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! If the politicians think it’s so important, then let them make a case for it. I doubt it will “fly”, but let’s have that conversation.

Argh!

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VETERANS: Six KIAs deserve to have the truth told

Friday, October 27, 2017

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/10/17/judge-napoltano-american-people-deserve-know-obamas-role-bowe-bergdahl-prisoner-swap

Judge Nap: American People Need to Know Obama’s Role in Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

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Bergdahl was captured and held by the Taliban after leaving his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

After five years, the Taliban released Bergdahl in a prisoner swap for five detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

His punishment will be decided by a judge at a hearing starting October 23.

Judge Andrew Napolitano said he’s “furious” that this isn’t going to trial, because there are so many aspects about this case that the American people have the right to know about.

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Six good men dead. Five terrorists released. And “We, The Sheeple” will never get the truth.

Why did BHO44 and Susan Rice praise him? Is he crazy? 

Is the fix in to sweep this all under the proverbial rug?

Argh!

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VETERANS: Lowes Military Discount Program

Friday, June 16, 2017

https://www.lowes.com/l/in-store-services.html

Military Discount Program

Lowe’s established the 10% Military Discount to extend our gratitude to the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country in the US armed forces1

To receive the Everyday 10% Military Discount, you must: 

Be currently serving in, or a veteran2 of the US armed forces or be the immediate family member3 

and 

Enroll in the program online. Lowe’s uses a trusted third party to verify eligibility status for online enrollment and may require additional documentation or proof of eligibility. 

The Military Discount is established for personal purchases and cannot be used for previous sales or the purchase of gift cards or services4 including product installations. It cannot be used with any other offer, coupon, promotion, discount, Lowe’s Low Price Guarantee, special price programs such as Lowe’s volume or special discount programs or on LowesForPros.com purchases. Extended Protection Plans, fees or taxes are also excluded from the Military discount. Offer is not redeemable for cash, is nontransferable, cannot be combined with manager discretion price adjustments or Lowe’s credit discount offers, such as but not limited to, Lowe’s Consumer Credit Card 5% Off Every Day discount. 

We reserve the right to cancel or modify this program at any time at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to revoke enrollment status based on evidence of misuse.

 

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