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    jbsoul, SGA

    that when a nation asks for volunteers to "serve" what it is really asking them to do is to put to death the life they had and all the potential there was in it. That is the reality of it.
    You shed your old life and start a new one. You may not die, but part of you did. You may even die in truth.

    It really is very simple. VA benefits are underfunded. The healthcare center, the benefits offices, and the veterans themselves. Under paid for sacrificing a life so the rest of the country doesn't have to. 2,300 per month. It's silly. That won't even cover the cost of an apartment rental in New York. All those everyday expenses add up and by the time everything is paid for the veteran is in the red. And you wonder why they are homeless? They are set up to fail from the get go.

    Everytime I see one of those magnets Saying they support the  troops, I wonder if that driver pays his or her taxes. You really want to support the troops, You pay for what was used up so that you could have a nice safe life. How about you pay what you think your life is worth.

    Give blood. Play hockey.

    by flycaster on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 02:46:47 PM PDT

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