VETERANS: An Independence Day lesson

Monday, July 4, 2016

2016-Jul-04

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/30/vietnam-captain-recalls-trick-that-faked-enemy-saved-lives-and-earned-medal-honor.html?intcmp=features

AMERICAN LEGENDS
Vietnam captain recalls trick that faked the enemy, saved lives and earned Medal of Honor
By Carole Glines  Published June 30, 2016  FoxNews.com

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A U.S. helicopter finally arrived, and Bucha directed the evacuation of the wounded. When the enemy withdrew the next morning, he learned that his team had killed more than 150 North Vietnamese.

But 10 Americans in his platoon had also died.

When he learned he would receive the Medal of Honor, Bucha told a sergeant, “I don’t deserve it.”

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Hopefully, the lesson for today is not to waste these brave men’s lives for trivial purposes.

Bring all the girls and boys home now and send all the politicians and bureaucrats to replace them.

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VETERANS: Remembering D-Day?

Monday, June 6, 2016

2016-Jun-06

https://www.army.mil/d-day/

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On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.

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How many folks will remember this fateful day?

The fact is that it was probably necessary for the events at the time. 

One can not underestimate the courage and bravery that it took to hit those beaches.

When you hear that today’s students demand “safe spaces” from ideas that upset them, think of those men who created the “safe space” they enjoy.

Argh!

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VETERANS: Vets are the casualties of war

Monday, May 30, 2016

2016-May-30

Speaking in Oslo in 1964, Martin Luther King declared:

Man’s proneness to engage in war is still a fact. But wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force, but the destructive power of modern weapons eliminated even the possibility that war may serve as a negative good. If we assume that life is worth living and that man has a right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.

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VETERANS: Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

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Memorial Weekend is upon us. Please keep our military and all the folks that were affected by the Memorial Day floods in your prayers. 

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To all the ersatz patriots out on the internet, the best way to “celebrate” Memorial Day is to stop creating more vets!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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I made my own meme for Facebook. Feel free to share.

STOPMAKINGTHEM

 

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VETERANS: VA back in the news — not for a good reason

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/us/report-finds-sharp-increase-in-veterans-denied-va-benefits.html?_r=0

Report Finds Sharp Increase in Veterans Denied V.A. Benefits
By DAVE PHILIPPSMARCH 30, 2016

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The rising proportion of ineligible veterans is largely due to the military’s increasing reliance on other-than-honorable discharges, which have been used as a quick way to dismiss troubled men and women who might otherwise qualify for time-consuming and expensive medical discharges.

The G. I. Bill instructed the veterans agency to care for veterans if their service was “other than dishonorable.” The agency interpreted this as excluding “other than honorable” discharges.

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Three things jump off the page at me:

(1) Isn’t it convenient that they interpret the law to reduce the “veterans” expense!

(2) Once a vet is in the fight and gets hurt, why are they excluded from care? If they’d have been left home, then they might not have had that bad experience.

(3) Isn’t it all about money?

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VETERANS: Senior VA execs get off scott free

Thursday, March 3, 2016

FROM Mike Berger’s March Bugle Blasts

Appeals judges reverse punishment for senior VA execs – source Military Times

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VA officials’ attempt to punish a pair of high-ranking executives over mismanagement issues has been knocked down by appeals judges who ruled the department’s other disciplinary moves have been too inconsistent to justify punishing those two. The news comes a month after Justice Department officials announced they would not charge the two women with any criminal activity, despite accusations from the IG the executives manipulated the hiring practice and unjustly pocketed about $400,000 in federal funds.

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Argh!

The corruption in Gooferment and its inability to “police” itself is demonstration that it’s immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

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VETERANS: Women are too valuable to waste in the military

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/12/walter-e-block/women-military/

Women in the Military
By Walter E. Block
December 21, 2015

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There is another focus from which to view this new initiative of promoting female participation in the military other than the libertarian. This is the biological. Women are the limitation of population, and its growth. It is not for nothing that the farmer keeps 50 cows and one bull, rather than the reverse. If there were 50 bulls, 49 of them would be superfluous. If there were one cow, all the bulls in the world could not by one iota increase the size of the flock.  In other words, females, at the margin, are much more important for increasing the size of the human race. They are the precious limitation on population growth. Why is the latter to be preferred?  That is because in order to create another Mozart, or Mises, or Einstein, or Rothbard, or Salk, or Bach, or Gates, we need millions of new babies. The more of them the better. If we are ever to occupy the Moon and Mars and eventually colonize worlds in other solar systems, we shall need lots of human beings. But in order to accomplish this goal, women, not men, are required (always at the margin). Men are relatively speaking, good cannon fodder. Women are too important, again from this biological point of view, to be wasted in any such manner. In World War Two, the Russians and the Germans inflicted heavy blows on each other.  There were hardly any healthy men left standing afterwards of child-bearing age. Yet, after this conflagration, they were never missed, at least not in terms of population growth. Any woman who wanted to become pregnant, such is the human condition, had little or no difficulty achieving this goal. Imagine, instead, that this war had been fought only or mainly by females, with the males taking on the role of civilians (in those quaint times, non-combatants were less targeted than in the modern era). Then, there would have been hardly any healthy women left upright afterwards. What would have happened to the population in these two countries? To ask this is to answer it: there would have been virtually no new generation.

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Bottom line: Bring all the girls and boys home now!

And, women are too valuable to waste in the military.

Barefoot and pregnant is NOT the message.

Keep them safe because without them there ain’t no human race.

If that makes me a “neanderthal”, then I guess I am.

Argh!

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