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pmconusa
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Cannon Fodder

A quick check on the deployment of our permanent military forces indicates we have over 1.28 million in the permanent military establishment, 150,000 of them serving outside the U. S. including over 150,000 in areas of the world where there is no conflict. Yet, when a combat situation arises, the military calls up the bulk of the force from National Guard Units, made up of weekend soldiers, many of whom have served several tours, with significant disruption of their lives and loss of employment as a result. It is they who have suffered the majority of the casualties, including being killed in action.

I leave you to ponder the reason why this is being done and a further question for debate, what do you think would happen if we brought home those currently serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, trapesing around the Pacific and Persian Gulf and by the way the 65,000 serving in Europe?

Melvin Udall
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More births, and a higher

More births, and a higher demand for Kcals domestically.

Both of which you see as death knells.

But you may not be into dynamic analysis.

Bruce Libby
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Plaease emeber that hose

Please remember that those guard members never seem to not cash their paychecks nor do they refuse any pension ( ponzi scheme,your words) benefits they may be eligible for.

pmconusa
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They also don't get the

They also don't get the medical benefits their regular service brethren and in general government workers get. I cite the need for private organizations like wounded warriors and the like and the dismal record of the VA hospitals.

Bruce Libby
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Medical care ? If wounded on

Medical care ? If wounded on active duty.

Melvin Udall
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Such insolence!

Such insolence!

How dare you?

Bruce Libby
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It wasn't even a double dog

It wasn't even a double dog dare either !!

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