From Stars and Stripes and Military.com – What’s happening now with our Military !


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With all the events taking place here at home, I haven’t had time to post here as often I would like. As our troops fight to preserve our freedom, and the peace and freedom in Afghanistan, I have tried to help make a difference here at home in our ongoing battle against socialism/communism.

I did some checking on the current news about our military. I found some good links on various stories at Stars and Stripes:

Here are a few more from Military.com:

Both of the sites are excellent sources for news and information for about and for our Military personnel. Please consider visiting these sites. Often you will find information that will tell you how you can help a military family in need. You can also find some links to excellent sites that provide services for our military veterans in need, those deployed, and military families!

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~ by devildog6771 on August 20, 2011.

6 Responses to “From Stars and Stripes and Military.com – What’s happening now with our Military !”

  1. Here is a Memorial Day Outrage coming of course from MSNBC:

    ‘Come Up With a More Neutral Term’: MSNBC Panel Debates Using the Word ‘Hero’ To Describe Fallen Soldiers

    MSNBC is not known as a network that sympathizes with the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, but this Memorial Day weekend, rather than put aside their political differences to salute our men and women in uniform, a panel on Chris Hayes’ show instead engaged in a debate over how to refer to our fallen soldiers.

    Specifically, the panel debated over using words like “hero” because– in their words– the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t “worthy” causes.

    Chris Hayes introduces the issue:

    “I feel uncomfortable about the word ‘hero’ because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that…”
    John McWhorter of the New York Daily News continued: “…I would almost rather not say ‘hero’ and come up with a more neutral term…I share your
    discomfort with those words because they are argumentational strategies in themselves, often without wanting to be.”

    Michelle Goldberg of the Daily Beast, who recently compared Ann Romney to Hitler and Stalin on the same network, added: “There are people who are genuine heroes, but the kind of implication is that death is what makes you a hero, you know as opposed to any kind of affirmative act or moral act…”

    After reassuring that there is honor and valor in the military, Goldberg said: “It’s more just that, it’s a way of ennobling sacrifices that have a lot of nobility for the individual, but to say that someone kind of died heroically suggests that they died worthily, or that they died in the pursuit of a worthy endeavor…” [Emphasis added]

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/msnbc-panel-struggles-over-using-the-word-hero-to-describe-fallen-soldiers/

    • What an ass! Defending one’s country is not a noble cause? Dos anyone really watch MSNBC any more? I stopped watching them a long time ago. I watch FOX, the last bastion of hope in the media left!!

  2. Glad to see someone is keeping on top of what is happening, too many people seem to have forgotten that people are dying out there.

    Right now I am helping vets get the most out of their benefits at http://militaryonlineeducation.org I feel as though every veteran earns these benefits 100x over, and yet seemingly they are being encouraged to ignore what is available to them.

    Appreciate any and all support right now to get the word out so let em know if you would be interested in linking through to us!

  3. I re-wrote the Declaration of Independence for this Article and feel you may find the similarities from then to now somewhat Shocking!:

    http://ireporters.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/americans-declare-their-independence-from-barack-obama-and-the-socialist-democratic-party/

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