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  •  I hear you. (2+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, Crashing Vor

    My ex served in Afghanistan, and he was sent to Iraq for a year after he got a stop-loss order (I think that's what it's called) a few months before his contract was to run out.  He came back alive and in one piece -- physically.  But other than a few vague generalities, he would never talk about what happened to him in Iraq.  I can only assume he endured some pretty bad stuff, but to this day, I don't know.

    I strongly suspect that the 2016 election will come down to voting for the candidate I consider less bad.  Given my political views, I know the Democrats won't put up anyone I'll be enthusiastic about.  I just hope it's someone I can vote for without clipping a clothespin to my nose.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 04:49:56 PM PDT

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    •  I've never known a combat Vet, (0+ / 0-)

      especially one who has recently returned from the war zone, to ever be comfortable about discussing what they lived through.

      It's why support groups and counseling are so vitally important. Trying to keep such experiences bottled up tends to devour one from the inside out.

      I"m so sorry about your ex, John. It must have been so painful for both of you.

      As far as the election in 2016 goes, unless something amazing happens, I'm pretty sure I'll be there with you, doing everything to keep toxic Republicans out of office, even if it means holding my nose while doing so.

      We all really need to get our boots on the ground and start to change things from the ground up.

      It's the only way long lasting change is going to happen.

      What happens locally does grown to affect what occurs on a National level after all.

      The Republicans have know that one for decades.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 06:51:10 AM PDT

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