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I have postponed writing this diary for weeks, but the time has come to share a story of a mutual friend. And it's appropriate to share it for Veteran's Day because this friend served our country and,
by angelajean
Comment Count 97 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 06:04 AM PST with 189 Recommends
This was spontaneous tonight, but I had some thoughts for many people I know, and knew, that I wanted to share... To my veteran friends who want to also share their thanks to other veterans, post ...
by imobannon
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 11:25 PM PST with 12 Recommends
A line from a song popular with British forces in WWI was "Old soldiers never die, they only fade away". Today it's those who fought in WWII who are fading away and old soldiers often die young, ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 03:38 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Erick ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 260 comments on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 04:09 PM PDT with 331 Recommends
Redge Ranyard, a 91-year old veteran of World War II, knows an epic battle when he sees one: Republicans in Congress say their government ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 62 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 06:05 AM PDT with 132 Recommends
Earlier today, a longtime conservative acquaintance asked me if I'd signed up for the Affordable Care Act. When reminded that I was a veteran and receive my primary health care from the V.A., he ...
by Duck Soup 2008
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 09:09 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
First they tried to take away the vote of the minorities, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a minority. Then, they chastised women for having their own mind and speaking it. But I did ...
by imobannon
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 09:11 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Shadowbox from a different lifetime I am angry - tonight I was swiftboated. I was in a discussion about how some folks on the right were calling for an armed uprising. I mentioned that these same ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 259 comments on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 05:47 PM PDT with 526 Recommends
FINAL UPDATE The diary title says it in dollars. I defy you to describe it emotionally. The Ames Family and I are both having a busy day. Both Mark and Shanan are so relieved and they thank you ...
by llbear
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 05:35 PM PDT with 170 Recommends
I am trying to get a Van containing a disabled Veteran's family's papers and personal effects out of an impound lot in Ontario, CA before it is sold at auction. We need to raise $800. The total ...
by llbear
Comment Count 53 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 10:22 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
But that's still no reason to call the Westboro Baptist Church. By Bob Lawrence ABC CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A historic wedding in the South Bay went on as scheduled despite opposition from some ...
by CA148 NEWS
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 07:44 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Michael "Mac" Mckenna has announced his candidacy as a Democrat in Florida's 9th district. This will make McKenna a challenger to Rep. Grayson, the Democrat currently serving the 9th district in ...
by jml2585
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 10:43 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
My little girl's stuffed animal PAL and our cat Zena .. (odd pair) Tea Party ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 09:17 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Scott Walker is in the business of giving us photo ops, which could be the picture on the front cover of his future ghostwritten autobiography titled Unintimidated .  He gave us option 1 , option 2 ...
by Jeffsimpson
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 06:25 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Abraham Maslow First up you will need to familiarize yourself with the details of the latest in the long list of almost weekly ...
by Dave The Sandman
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 03:18 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Been a while since I have written a personal Diary, but I thought I would put pen to paper today and catch my diaries up with life! About 2 months ago now I went in for back surgery to fix a ...
by l3m0n
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
On June 10, 2013, Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers took his own life. He was 30 years old. Daniel suffered from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other combat-related injuries. His family has ...
by Dem Beans
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 09:37 AM PDT with 101 Recommends
I was born, or I died, on Thanksgiving night in 1986, depending on who you ask. I inhabit a body that is chronologically older than that date might imply. I'm not going to continue arguing, online ...
by Lia Whirlwind
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM PST with 13 Recommends
I'm a middle-aged Navy veteran. I'm not Vietnam old, I'm 43, 1st Gulf War old. There's been no draft in my lifetime- but ... The "equal protection clause" in the 14th Amendment - which was one of ...
by imobannon
Comment Count 109 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 08:31 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
BREAKING NEWS: for all LGBT and allies: NEW GAY SECRETARY of the Air Force under Obama. 'After the Friday, June 21, retirement of Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, ERIC FANNING became the ...
by LOrion
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:16 PM PDT with 16 Recommends