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  •  i put considerable passion into stopping that vote (3+ / 0-)
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    from passing, so i'm not discounting your standard.   it's just one i've let go of.   and i'm okay with that.

    "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

    by kj in missouri on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:12:42 PM PST

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      I understand your position.

      I marched, wrote LTE, contacted my congresscritters, protested, etc.

      I don't have desire to re-fight those battles either, but I can't overlook that vote. I live in a poor rural community and quite a few of my former students have been sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Thankfully no one has come home in a body bag, but quite a few have been injured and the psychological toll has also been evident.

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:23:27 PM PST

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      •  the rural area national guard (4+ / 0-)

        (where we lived at the time) were being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and i covered those deployment ceremonies and interviewed soldiers both before they left and after they came home.   i can't begin to tell you (and you already know anyway) how devastating those deployments were/are to the families.  

        my god, the incentives to join were in the tens of thousands of dollars, HUGE money for a kid just out of high school with no job prospects.  

        yeah, i get upset just typing about it.   {{{slatsg}}}  for what it is worth.    those kids need us to never forget them.

        the day this country, as a whole, admits what they allowed done in their name is the day i'll breath a little easier.  we are all culpable (imo).

        "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

        by kj in missouri on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:31:06 PM PST

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        (touched a nerve!)   i'm still working on how to bring the awareness of what was done into general consciousness.    long story.

        "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

        by kj in missouri on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:37:40 PM PST

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