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The future is looking bleak, and the Neo-Cons are in cheering mode!

I just caught a quick local report about this.

Arlington Cemetery To Begin $35M Expansion

It will give space to more graves for the first time since the 60's!

Officials say the extra space will provide room for 14,000 ground burials and 22,000 inurnments in a large columbarium complex.

Looks like either they're getting the message about the BlowBack to come, from the recent past and present, or the Hawks have a firm grip on More Failed Policies!!!

Originally posted to jimstaro on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 02:46 AM PDT.

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  •  Mainly for WWII Vets (6+ / 0-)

    They are dying at the rate of over 1000 per day.
    Korean War vets are in the 70's now.

    "Clark is the only one I would trust with my son's life"

    by ParaHammer on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 03:05:06 AM PDT

  •  I admire your tenacity (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    llbear, dolphin777
    But isn't there a more pressing conspiracy angle? I have my money on a landing station for Masonic-linked UFO's.

    klaatu barada nikto

    by JohnGor0 on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 03:43:58 AM PDT

  •  Jim, I was already in a crappy mood, and now this (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jimstaro, llbear, operculum

    -- while I'm listening to Springsteen's "Last to die"!
    Death is potentially sadness-producing, but older vets aside-- enlarging Arlington brings images of:
    taps, and folded flags, and black-garbed women too young for widowhood!!
    I've been to Arlington, more than one time (when I was still living on the East Coast). My Dad and grandpop are buried together in Nat'l Cemetery, Beverly NJ; their deaths were about 30 years apart--
    there was a space problem in 1982!!
    On O'ahu, there's the Pacific Nat'l Cemetery. I first saw it in 1985 -- and somehow even more moved than when I saw Arlington.
    What gave me chickenskin, was to learn-- before some dippy haole named it Punchbowl for the shape:
    ancient Hawaiians called it Place of Sacrifice!
    I'll have to research if there are any plans afoot to enlarge Punchbowl also.
    OMFG!  I just want this fucking war to stop!!

    Aloha .. .. ..

  •  It's not all from Iraq. (4+ / 0-)
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    jimstaro, testvet6778, llbear, operculum

    Veterans of WWII are passing away in record numbers. My father was interred in a National cemetary outside Joliet in 2003 and the place was so busy they had trouble keeping an honor guard at full strength for the customary 21 gun salute.

    "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful,,,they never stop thinking of ways to harm our country and neither do we" G W Bush

    by irate on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 04:13:19 AM PDT

  •  we are getting a new national cemetary here in (3+ / 0-)
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    jimstaro, llbear, operculum

    South Carolina  space is getting to be a probelm everywhere for vet burials

    by testvet6778 on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 05:55:08 AM PDT

    •  That's The Point.... (0+ / 0-)

      They're using the deaths of WWII Vets as their Excuse, they knew what was happening and this is the First Major Expansion to Arlington since the 60's!!!

      If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

      by jimstaro on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 11:52:31 AM PDT

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