War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. – The Daily Beast

War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. – The Daily Beast.

This is a very well written and eye opening article–j

There isn’t a day goes by i don’t wish to be back in the heat, wearing kit, and praying someone would give us a reason, or something would explode, somewhere, anywhere. I miss combat and combat zones i miss the freedom and the clear sense of purpose. As I check myself weekly back into why i don’t go anymore, it helps to know there are others who feel the same, and maybe we need a support group, or a chatroom or our own space in the VFW?  I miss it and i miss those friends, but today, reading about someone else and their desire to return, or having made it back, is enough.–j

sounds about right for all this weeks scandals

i try not to be too political,  but really i bust my butt to teach my children and my Sailors how to be personally accountable and then our government makes promises, overextends the peoples treasury, and has yet to take personal responsibility for any missteps

A.Benghazi

B. 13 billion unaccounted for in bailout funds

C. Universal healthcare and its failure to launch or truly be the affordable option as promised

D. multiple personal civil liberty witch hunts “for the safety of the people”

E. The use of diminishing entitlement programs as bait to ensure the uninformed blindly cast their vote.

Fix it now, stand in front of Wal-mart (Target doesn’t like it when you stand in front of them) have people sign the petition, and recall your Senators and Congressman, Colorado did it over the loss of one Company, 1 civil right infringement, and the loss of 1750 jobs, what did the shut down cost us as a people?

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Sir Charles

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I grew up in a small town in southwest ks, which as of 2010 had a total 2235 people per the 2010 census (http://www.kansas-demographics.com/stanton-county-demographics. So roughly 60/40 white to hispanic, I didn’t know what racism really was, so much so when I got married the first time my dad asked my how I had come to marry a white girl, I just never really dated them. Not out of lack of choice or want but when your senior class is 32 people you have limited options before recycle or import are the only options. I never encountered racism until after i had joined the Navy, our cooks had a soul food line at my first duty station and I was one of the few that ate there.

Then at my first PCS duty station racism found me, “what are  you looking at white boy?” I’d never had a problem before that day. I still don’t get it, i remember sending my Filipino friends to supply just to get what we needed for our department, because the supply clerks wouldn’t help a white guy…

So now 22 years later co-workers and associates are up in arms over the Martin/Zimmerman decision. Screaming racism, on either side of the issue, but the truth is this

two families lives were shattered that night, one man lost his life, another ruined his. My heart goes out to both families. So regardless of your opinions and awesome legal training, you weren’t there, you probably aren’t from Florida, and you have no investiture in this case accept what you heard from a talking head or your cousin’s brother’s Facebook post.

interesting facts:

26 Feb 2012 Trayvon Martin died.

in that same month 16 U.S. Servicemen and woman lost their lives in Afghanistan (http://icasualties.org/OEF/ByMonth.aspx)

nobody screamed racism or justice for them.

The Benghazi embassy/annex was attacked on September 11 and 12th, 2012

there has been no court hearings over the loss of Four Americans lives

and people care more about George Zimmerman’s race than they do that our diplomatic team was left out to die with no support.

English: No racism Lietuvių: Ne rasizmui

English: No racism Lietuvių: Ne rasizmui (Photo credit: Wikipedia)