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Old 04-13-2014, 03:08 PM
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Another year older, a little bit sadder and more knowledgeable. Not sure I'm any wiser though. It's been a fairly hard year. Rain has screwed up planting two years in a row and also put a hard knock on the lumber hauling business.
Not to mention my insurance getting canceled due to our oh so benevolent government. Or at least the part they could touch. And then wanting almost 1100.00 a month for coverage only a quarter as good. Screw 'em.
So very much wrong with the direction our country is going it isn't even worth writing them all down.
I used to support gay rights to an extent, but after watching the intolerance and abuse heaped on people of honest convictions, I guess I'm finished with that too.
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Another year older, a little bit sadder and more knowledgeable. Not sure I'm any wiser though. It's been a fairly hard year. Rain has screwed up planting two years in a row and also put a hard knock on the lumber hauling business.
Not to mention my insurance getting canceled due to our oh so benevolent government. Or at least the part they could touch. And then wanting almost 1100.00 a month for coverage only a quarter as good. Screw 'em.
So very much wrong with the direction our country is going it isn't even worth writing them all down.
I used to support gay rights to an extent, but after watching the intolerance and abuse heaped on people of honest convictions, I guess I'm finished with that too.
I concur most heartily to each and every sentence.

The last one strikes home. I include racial tolerance to be inside the same lines.
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I've been saying we are heading for a backlash in this country due to the PC craze we have been living under for several years. I hate to see it because it is going to make us lose some of the advancements that have been made. This is what happens when you abuse the privileges you have been granted by the majority.
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Why can't people see that when you take away one citizen's rights you are taking away rights from every citizen.
We have people who want to force gays not to marry.
We have others who want to force anyone out of business who don't want to participate in a gay marriage.
We have those who want to silence conservatives' right to political speech, and others who would like to see the liberals muzzled. Be careful, you might get what you wish for. Any silencing of one side can be reversed and turned on the other.
We have those who think that restricting a citizen's rights will make us safer. They are wrong because when you deny one citizen his/her rights then your turn is coming too.
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Another so called election has passed. The republicans, in the form of Trump, won. This is not however, necessarily a good thing.
Trump, as noted elsewhere, is fairly ignorant of the constitution. He is also more about his ego than his country. Hopefully, he will pick advisors who do understand and can keep his ego under control.
While not really joyful that Trump won, I am extremely grateful that Hillary lost. While having an ignorant egoist in charge won't be great, having a criminal sociopath in charge would have been a disaster.

It is now up to the Republicans to undo much of the damage that Obama and his sycophants have done. The question is, do they have the ability to do so? Or, for that matter, the cojones. Undoing the damage done to this country is going to take a massive effort and cause a lot of pain to people. Really hard for politicians to do that. Most would rather stroke the egos of the progressive idiots and their economic slaves than take the heat of doing what is necessary to help the country.
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There are those among our citizenry that confuse liberty with license.

The freedom, or right, to do something requires the willingness to accept responsibility for our actions. To fail to do so isn't freedom, it is anarchy.

Modern slavery exists in the United States. It is based on control of the money rather than on ownership, but the end results are similar.

Socialist and communist societies are slaver societies. They believe that the individual is worth less than the state.

Capitalist societies too, carry a large element of the slaver. The focus on money by any means can force drudgery and loss of freedom on many.

I believe a company that encompasses the ideals of enlightened self-interest would be a strong affecter for social and economic change. Getting one started in the modern corporatist environment would be hard though.

Both the democrat and Republican parties have a major problem. Neither one gives a Sh*t about the constitution or the basic rights of the individual.
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You have some mental midgets that claim "Violence never solves anything."
This is pure bullsh*t. Violence has solved more destinies than any other force in the world.

Those who abhor war should convince their politicians to quit writing checks the military has to cash.

It takes two sides to make peace, but only one to start a war.
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Just got a call. Seems another buddy has passed. Cancer got him. He carried me down the side of a hill with me in shock and nearly dead. Wish I could have traded with him. He deserved better.
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Michael was my buddy. He was one of the soldiers I taught the ropes when he came to the unit. He had true courage. Every time we wound up in the heat, he was absolutely terrified. He did his job anyway. He pulled me up and carried me down the side of a hill after a mortar round hit too close. He was wounded himself, but carried his Sarge out because it was the right thing to do. When he put down his rifle and tried to make a life, not much went right for him. He had three wives, but they all left him for various reasons. Two daughters he loved dearly, but could never really communicate with. Me and a couple of buddies from back then seemed to be the only ones who could really understand. He fought cancer for about 6 months and we all thought he was getting better, but a little bit got into his blood and he passed away.
He reconciled with one of his daughters before he passed, she is the one who called me. It seems the only thing he wanted when he died was to have his pictures of us with him, and his daughter to hold his hand. I wish I could have done more for him. He didn't deserve the demons he carried, or the scars that hurt his soul. I owe him my life, but I also owe him so much more. Even till the end he had true courage. That of facing his fears and doing what he had to irregardless of the pain or loss.
Really need a drink right now, but know it would only make it worse.
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Thanks to you and fellow soldiers. Wish I could help. I will drink one for you so you don't have to.
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Michael was my buddy. He was one of the soldiers I taught the ropes when he came to the unit. He had true courage. Every time we wound up in the heat, he was absolutely terrified. He did his job anyway. He pulled me up and carried me down the side of a hill after a mortar round hit too close. He was wounded himself, but carried his Sarge out because it was the right thing to do. When he put down his rifle and tried to make a life, not much went right for him. He had three wives, but they all left him for various reasons. Two daughters he loved dearly, but could never really communicate with. Me and a couple of buddies from back then seemed to be the only ones who could really understand. He fought cancer for about 6 months and we all thought he was getting better, but a little bit got into his blood and he passed away.
He reconciled with one of his daughters before he passed, she is the one who called me. It seems the only thing he wanted when he died was to have his pictures of us with him, and his daughter to hold his hand. I wish I could have done more for him. He didn't deserve the demons he carried, or the scars that hurt his soul. I owe him my life, but I also owe him so much more. Even till the end he had true courage. That of facing his fears and doing what he had to irregardless of the pain or loss.
Really need a drink right now, but know it would only make it worse.
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