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Old 05-23-2005, 08:08 AM
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Thumbs up It Is Always Time To Remember!



All over the nation, people are now taking the time to remember our men and women in uniform, past and present. Respect, honor and appreciation for these gallant souls, however, should not be limited to just specific days, as these troopers served and died for your freedoms 24/7/365!

With our forces currently engaged in the Middle East, a Bill that would finally honor (with the Purple Heart), those who expired in enemy captivity in wars since 7 December 1941 is sitting before Congress. As such, the time is now right for us all to get on the phones (as well as write letters and send out e-mails to), those with the power to get HR 2369 moving!

House Resolution 2369, Honoring Our Fallen Prisoners of War Act, was introduced into Congress by The Honorable Bob Filner (House of Representatives, Ca.) on 16 May of this year. This Bill is bi-partisan in nature, and is a long overdue legislation that genuinely transcends party lines as it penetrates to the core of what it truly means to be an American!

This worthwhile Bill would finally give closure to the families of those who died in enemy captivity from that ?Date That Will Live In Infamy, 7 December 1941 (Pearl Harbor Attack)?, to the present, and indeed, even into the future! For as it now stands, those who expired in enemy POW facilities from starvation, beatings, exposure, lack of medical treatment, etc., are not eligible to receive a posthumous Purple Heart - ?AND THIS IS NOT RIGHT, NOR IS IT JUST!? For after all is said and done, these troopers too, gave their all in our defense, and no greater love has any man or woman!

Hopefully (soon), this oversight will be rectified, and those who fell serving our nation as POWs, will finally be honored, be it in death. For these men and women were among America?s finest, and lest we forget their ultimate sacrifice, it must always be remembered that they never forgot us!

?WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT ON, FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR US!? (HRT, 23 MAY, 2005)

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Old 05-23-2005, 09:00 AM
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God of all goodness, look with love on those who wait for the safe return of their loved ones who serve in the armed forces of their country. In faith and hope, we turn to you for comfort. Grant that we may trust in your mercy and send an angel to sustain us as we await their safe return. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Old 05-23-2005, 10:27 AM
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and Amen!

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:17 PM
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Ladies & Gents Of This Forum-

Some time back, a very prominent politico (or rather members of his staff) asked me : "WHO IN THE HELL ARE YOU, OR BETTER YET - WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?" Let me answer that question!

I am a nobody - no rank, no titles, no accolades, no medals, and most of all, and contrary to the remarks and beliefs of some connected types: I HAVE NO POLITICAL AMBITIONS! I do not give my opinions to impress, but rather just to opine!

In the past, I have noted that even in the inner sanctums of political intrigue, each of the participants are in a war with each other, jockeying for position, status, one-upasmanship, and the adoration of their so-called peers! They bark when ordered to do so, and usually only in the exact key that is indicated upon the script! "Team players one and all, but then, even the Devil has a team!!"

I do possess an Honorable Discharge, some advanced education, a pretty glib tongue, a dry sense of humor, and the ability and desire to say what is on my mind. The latter having caused me no end of grief on more than one occasion. And as a (real) independent, I follow no set in stone political banner, but rather my own conscience!

I am no where near close to perfect, and have screwed up more than a few times. I have even "unknowingly" backed absolute cads for political office (both parties), only later to learn that no matter whom I chose to back, he too was the wrong man (or woman) for the position!

I have often taken the time to reflect upon what I have done in life, and had I to do it again, probably not much would have changed, even though there were many things that should have !

I definately could have become more than I am right now (I am but a bum afterall, if that is, you listen to a few select bastards), but again, if I own nothing else, I still hold title to my soul (I THINK)?

So let me ask you all a question or two: "How many of you (honestly) would kiss ass to suceed, be a team player amidst a gaggle of snakes and piranha where everyone aspired to become the all-star poster boy at any cost, or abandon what you genuinely believed in for personal or career gain?" Standing by your own beliefs, after all, is often a very painful undertaking, rarely (if ever) rewarding, oft-time damned dangerous, and totally maddening more often than not!

So who am I really - I am a nobody and that is what I will always remain, unless of course, you take into account that I am a free thinker, a patriot of sorts, an un-owned man, and most of all, an American. "And with all of that going for me, what the Hell else do I need?"

To quote myself (and redundantly so), I am amazed at how so many ambitious bastards and liars risk an eternity in Hell for but a few years (as natural history goes) of fame, finance, clique acceptance, or cheap accolades in the form of human gratuities! "Damnation, after all, is eternal, and all of the Earthly connections, temporary power, self illusions of importance, and pats on the back from (self-proclaimed) holy-men, who themselves may (?) end up in Hades, is not going to grant one salvation, an uncorrupted soul, or even a free pass in any potential afterlife!

"WHO AM I - I AM JUST ANOTHER LACKLUSTER BUM. NOW WHO IN THE WORLD ARE YOU?"

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