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  •  Special Treatment (0+ / 0-)

    it seems that you are asking for special treatment for one part of the services with respect to deployment.

    Depends on your perspective. If you think this diary is all about single mothers, then your perspective is that of I take care of me and mine, The children left behind and the impact on them...they are not my children, so this is not my problem, they are the single mother's problem, and tough luck. You are not part of the village and you don't want to be.

    •  Do I think this diary is about single mothers? (0+ / 0-)

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      30,000 Single Mothers Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan

      no, I think this diary is about wind energy or something.

      Lets be blunt here. Its not even a diary - doesn't contain the minimum of three paragraphs - just a statement of two statistics and pimping your blog elsewhere.

      Furthermore, there is no discussion of the issue, and your view, whatever that may be is not articulated.

      You then go on to slag me off for simply stating what I thought your point was.

      Why don't you edit this diary into something meaningful with content, or consign it to the dustbin of history via the delete button.

      •  I gather that the meaning of... (0+ / 0-)

        ...the word "all" escapes you entirely.

        Why don't you edit this diary into something meaningful with content

        Probably because it's not my diary, denso.

        •  I thought you were a tag team. (0+ / 0-)

          as Warcomeshome seems to have done a hit and run, and you seem to be filling infor him/her.

          and if the diary is not about singlemothers, then wtf is it about?  I assume you are attempting to bring in the impact on the children - which was not addressed in this non diary.

          •  Children are ALWAYS being addressed... (0+ / 0-)

            ...when you talk about mothers. Children are part of the very definition of the word mother.

            That said, apparently the diary was too long for you to have read it:

            little time to bond with or nurse their infants.

            Unless you think this separation has no impact on the infant, then the diary has indeed addressed the impact on children.

            You come across as an isolationist. If you talk about a mother or a father, you are not addressing children, you are not addressing families. You are just talking about the individual. You see no connection, wherein whatever impacts a parent inherently impacts their children, whatever impacts a wife or husband inherently impacts their spouses. You think it is only about the individual, but it is not.

            If this diary was just about the women, then they would be called women, not mothers. Whenever you talk about mothers or fathers or wives or husbands or sons or daughters, whenever you bring up someone's familial identity, you inherently bring up their family, whether you can see that or not.

            •  Where to start? (0+ / 0-)

              Firstly, who do you think gives you the right or the insight to know what I am thinking based on two or three short comments? But reading your comments on this diary it is obviuous you have no problems pigeonholing people based on an absolute minimum of data.

              This diary is a non event, which does not even provide the absolute minimum of information neccessary to open a discussion about the rights/wrongs/relevancies of the actuality headlined.

              So before making any kind of informed opinion on the relevance of 30,000 single mothers being deployed, it might be useful to have some more info.

              Like for example

              1. are single mothers more or less likely to be deployed than the general population.
              1. how are "singlemothers" defined? What are the ages of the children? - a mother whio has a twenty year old son/daughter in college or working is included in the group?
              1. What percentage of this 30k are nursing new borns?
              1. What about single fathers?
              1. What is the comparative impact on families where one of the parents is deployed?

              I can go on forever - but it seems that on the basis of two statistics you have made up your mind that this is a terrible thing.

              •  Prove it. (0+ / 0-)

                it seems that on the basis of two statistics you have made up your mind that this is a terrible thing.

                Quote a single sentence I posted that indicated that I thought this was not a good thing, much less a terrible thing.

                The only value judgment I have expressed anywhere in these comments is that I agreed with melvyny that, when you have young children and are their only parent, joining the Army is a shitty decision.  I have expressed no opinion...pro, con or indifferent...about the fact that 30,000 single mothers have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

              •  So? (0+ / 0-)

                This diary is a non event, which does not even provide the absolute minimum of information neccessary to open a discussion about the rights/wrongs/relevancies of the actuality headlined.

                So? What part of "it's not my diary" do you not understand? If you don't like the diary, take it up with the diarist.

                who do you think gives you the right or the insight to know what I am thinking

                Nobody. No one had to. It's one of those rights that is endowed, rather than bestowed.

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