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  •  Shameful. (7+ / 0-)

    I would guess some people spent theirs on earlier trolls, too. We've had a bumper crop today, sadly.

    "This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it." -- Keith Olbermann // Go ahead, buy my husband's art. I dare you.

    by allergywoman on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 03:10:18 PM PST

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    •  I just think if you are going to lay a tip and rec (3+ / 0-)
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      on a diary like this you should defend it in the comments.

      Pretty quiet in here though.


      by voracious on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 03:13:20 PM PST

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      •  I rec'ed it...because I'm an American... (7+ / 0-)

        and I believe in the 1st Amendment.

        You can be proud of your Marine Corps Grandfather...just as I can be proud of my Pacifist Quaker Grandfather who believed that he could also serve the nation without resorting or contributing to violence.

        Both Americans...both gave something to their country.  

        •  No one is dissing your grandfather or (2+ / 0-)
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          the tradition he so honorably upheld.

          And in the same way, no one should be praised for this POS.

          "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

          by Sharoney on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 07:01:55 PM PST

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          •  Oh would have been the first (0+ / 0-)

            to call him a traitor.  Your line of thinking is so closed-minded and polluted by patriotism.  Read Stephen Ambrose's Citizen Soldier...a very adulatory book on young American men in WWII.  Even Ambrose demonstrates that US soldiers committed war crimes in that "noble war" particularly by killing Germans who had surrendered--for various reasons, including revenge and simply because they didn't want to deal with them.

            Grow up...the US military is in the business of killing people and for most of the past 50 years it has been doing so in order to preserve access to oil and to keep in place brutal right-wing dictatorships.

            If you find that "noble" then I would suggest a bit more reflection upon the meaning of nobility.

            •  Wow. (0+ / 0-)

              I'm close-minded?

              You know nothing about me, pal. But you're mighty quick to sign onto the premise of this POS diary, and predict how I would act, because I don't effing agree with you.


              FYI, I read Ambrose's book. My MARINE CORPS FATHER recommended it to me.

              And FYI my best friend in HS pulled a two-digit number for Nam and registered as a CO.

              AND I HELPED HIM.

              Chew on that. And enjoy your drama.

              "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

              by Sharoney on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 11:27:03 AM PST

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        •  Damn. David Kroning II and I are usually (2+ / 0-)
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          at each other's throats, but I think he's right-on in this diary.

          I'm tipping and reccing this diary as a man who has a great number of military veterans in my heritage.  Two of my ancestors were officers under George Washington in the Continental Army.

          The U.S. military services have gone WAY downhill toward savagery and barbarism compared to Washington's day.

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