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  •  Indirectly he has standing- (4.00)
    he can vote and work for candidates that don't believe in a government that operates that way. Hell, he can run for office himself some day.  

    What these chickenhawks have done to this generation is beyond despicable.  Tomorrow the President will sign the budget bill slashing college loan funds.   A sleight of hand method to raise enlistment rates?  We'll never really know, will we?

    -4.63,-3.54 If the people will lead the leaders will follow

    by calebfaux on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 11:22:57 AM PST

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    •  i may be echoing a lot of people... (4.00)
      ...by saying this, but I will anyway:

      CAN THEY DO THIS?  Can they suddenly NOT honor the contract that they had forced him to honor (via stop-loss)????

      Someone needs to find this guy a good lawyer.  I'm surely not one, but from I know about written contracts, this just doesn't seem legal...

      We were promised a democracy, sold an oligarchy, and ended up with a kakistocracy...

      by topicalstorm on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 12:06:11 PM PST

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      •  seeing as how (none)
        Gonzales just informed us that the AG's client is apparently King George and not the USA, yeah, I'm thinking, they can and they just did. And they will find a loophole somewhere, I'm sure. Damn them!

        "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

        by rioduran on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 12:59:09 PM PST

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      •  i agree... (4.00)
        maybe i should read the rest of the comments before posting, but my initial thinking is your nephew should definitely get a lawyer.  stop-loss is legal apparently.  he'll find no satisfaction there.  however, signing bonuses and a committment to pay for college is binding if a contract was signed.
      •  get a lawyer now (none)
        as above. the govt cannot void enlistment contracts that simply, if they are supposed to pay a bonus they have to pay, as long as he didnt get an art 15 during his service, same for college.
        take it to the aclu, someone, and to the media.
        this is illegal and wrong

        life is not a dress rehearsal

        by johnfire on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 07:37:15 PM PST

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        •  Not to be too snarky but ... (none)
          what's "legal" got to do with it?  They've shown very little respect for what's legal and increasingly the courts take the same view - if the government does it's legal.

          -4.63,-3.54 If the people will lead the leaders will follow

          by calebfaux on Wed Feb 08, 2006 at 03:00:37 PM PST

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