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  •  It's normally (1+ / 0-)
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    The Geogre

    One weekend a month and two weeks a year, FWIW.

    One of my brother's 9 month deployments turned into almost 5 years, BTW.  

    Iron sharpens Iron. Normal is a dryer setting. STOP illegal immigration NOW! -- Make it LEGAL. If Corporations are People--Let's draft them.

    by benamery21 on Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 11:21:22 AM PDT

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    •  One of the inheritances of fighting on the cheap (1+ / 0-)
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      There are so many things to be undone from the Bush years that Obama has not begun on that the list would take all day. I was being a bit snide, of course, because one of the ways Bush tried to have a "war on the cheap" was by sending National Guard out into active duty combat.

      Psychologically, the guard units weren't exactly prepared for that, even if they were trained and made themselves ready mentally, and then their jobs back home were imperiled, their marriages and families, and all the rest. Of course it had been in their contract that the guard could be called out, but the purpose of the Guard had been to be the territorial defense left back home when there was a foreign war.

      "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

      by The Geogre on Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 05:55:25 PM PDT

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