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Taking care of veterans

November 13, 2013

When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively....

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ndvetrn

Dec-02-13 2:38 AM

Obviously this post is not worth any liberal rebuff. Political motives would include posting derogatory comments about conservatives concerning veterans and their ability to receive benefits. You've already done this. With these facts what's to debate?

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ndvetrn

Nov-27-13 11:44 PM

you should be smart enough to realize that we can't continue down the road we are going. Obamacare will fail on its own. I'm amazed at you infatuation with this Presidolt. Some are so smart they can chose for me.

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ndvetrn

Nov-27-13 11:38 PM

RR/SOS,

This might come as a revelation to you but I'm a conservative veteran. Do you have any idea how much the food stamp program has grown under Presidolt Obama? The cut in foodstamps is miniscule compared to the over program. As for the shutdown,

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-27-13 1:51 AM

The most recent "in the news" item of conservatives not caring about veterans is the cutting of food stamps. Another recent "in the news" story is that of republicans shutting down the government because they are upset about the Affordable Care Act.

Those are two specific examples, ndvetrn.

Why do veterans have to fight for their entitlements? Conservatives do not want veterans to have that which they are entitled.

Veterans should have free health care for life, no questions asked. Veterans should have dental care. Veterans should have commissaries and space available travel whenever they want it. Veterans should have options for corrective eye surgery, or eye glasses available whenever needed. This is not too much to ask of a grateful nation, if the nation is truly grateful.

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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ndvetrn

Nov-27-13 12:08 AM

RR/SOS

Give me specific examples of conservatives proving they don't care or support our veterans. Is it the federal bureaucracy that is not allowing our vets to their benefits. You of all people by your own admission are aware of the benefits that the military has provided for you. No conservative stood in the way for you to receive them. For you to politicize this truly shows not only indifference to veterans but your undying allegiance to the left.

Conservatives have proven time and again that they do not care about or support veterans after they have done their duty, been used as cannon fodder. Why else do veterans have to fight for things that they should be entitled to, such as lifetime healthcare and pensions.

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-23-13 10:29 AM

@ndvetrn: Conservatives have proven time and again that they do not care about or support veterans after they have done their duty, been used as cannon fodder. Why else do veterans have to fight for things that they should be entitled to, such as lifetime healthcare and pensions.

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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ndvetrn

Nov-21-13 12:36 AM

RR/SOS

What's your point?

Both of the speakers at the Veterans' Day program in Rugby on Monday, ND State Senator Richard Marcellais and SFC Kirk Seaver of the NDARNG, touched on the topic of veteran suicides. Too many veterans are not getting the help they obviously need.

Nearly one in every five suicides nationally is a veteran — 18 to 20 percent annually — compared with Census data that shows veterans make up about 10 percent of the U.S. adult population.

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

Nearly one in every five suicides nationally is a veteran — 18 to 20 percent annually — compared with Census data that shows veterans make up about 10 percent of the U.S. adult population.

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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ndvetrn

Nov-21-13 12:22 AM

RR/Willygarr/canook,

Political motives are when you want to portray conservatives as not supporting or caring about the well being of our veterans. That's simply not true. The liberal montage is throw as much mud as you can, let's see what sticks.

RugbyReader, I hope you are enlightened you SOS.

Nobody is for any war. If you are a volunteer or other you still have a choice. But no one posts on the internet condemning other veterans like rugbyreader and willygarr/canook have. semper fi, do you know what it means?

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takkak

Nov-20-13 3:17 PM

The numbers continue to be staggering:Minot Air Force Base added $522.6 million into the local economy in fiscal year 2012, the largest economic impact in the base's history. The past five years have seen fluctuating figures: 2008: $382.8 million 2009: $474 million 2010: $513.7 million 2011: $493.3 million 2012: $522.6 million

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-19-13 2:08 AM

sheepdip said: "the Fact you are a member of Vets againbst the war tells us all we need to know about you and your kind.."

As opposed to being "for" the war? What kind of obscene, perverse, and profane person supports war?

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-19-13 2:04 AM

@Whistler: Sounds to me like you are making a threat.

What is the MDN going to do about this obvious threat made toward me?

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ovomitlied

Nov-18-13 10:45 AM

Rugbyreader the Fact you are a member of Vets againbst the war tells us all we need to know about you and your kind..

Seems America were all members of your clan during the "return from Vietnam" era.

Your the same way now.. Shame on you!!!!!

You don't back your fellow military your against them and what they are doing..

Ask any vet on here who is on your side.. I am not.. never would go to the lenghts you have to disgrace America all the time claiming to be a US Marine with good intentions..

No room for your kind in my foxhole..

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 11:33 PM

I guess it is late for the ARVN captain. He had to run away and get some sleep. That's what happens when you're old. Good night, old feller...

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 11:08 PM

"Tracking" me, huh? What are you, some kind of commie NSA spy? Is that what your VietNam/Ho Chi Minh training did for you? Now you spy on Americans? You spy on veterans? You are a commie traitor. Congratulations. You don't impress anyone, ARVN Captain.

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 10:56 PM

I guess, Whistler, that you don't know many veterans. You are entitled to be as delusional as you wish to be...

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 10:53 PM

So, in other words, you cannot cite anything to back up your false claim.

That's what I thought...

Peace and Semper Fidelis...

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 8:48 PM

Whistler: Please one example of "political hate" or "lack of respect" as you describe.

I have done neither. And you know it.

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 8:18 PM

What you have said, Whistler, is pure unadulterated BS. Plain and simple. Someone challenges a post I made with the utmost sincerity to claim that I have "political motives". I want to know what those so-called "political motives" are, because I have none. Plain and simple. I think maybe that you have something against veterans, Whistler. Where and when did you serve your country?

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-17-13 12:16 PM

ndvetrn said this:

"You want to say you care about veterans when it serves your political motives."

Will you please enlighten and inform us (especially me) as to what are my "political motives"?

Thank you...

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ndvetrn

Nov-17-13 12:20 AM

That would seem to contradict theories that the recent wars have contributed to increased suicide among new veterans

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ndvetrn

Nov-17-13 12:18 AM

Rugbyreader/ntfm

You want to say you care about veterans when it serves your political motives. Thanks for caring.

As a result, the percentage of the nation’s daily suicides committed by veterans declined to 21 percent in 2010, from 25 percent in 1999.

“What’s happening with veterans is a reflection of what’s happening to America,” Jan Kemp, the national mental health director for suicide prevention at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said in an interview. “The suicide rate in America has been creeping up.”

Among the report’s other important findings was that male veterans who commit suicide tend to be older than nonveteran male suicides, with the largest number of veterans’ suicides occurring among men between 50 and 59. Dr. Kemp said the department intended to increase outreach to that age group.

At the same time, the new data suggested that veterans under 30 are committing suicide in smaller numbers than their nonveteran peers. That would seem to contradict t

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takkak

Nov-16-13 5:46 PM

You would think the theater in the mall would offer a military discount.

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locomotive

Nov-15-13 9:17 PM

You're right, Whistler. We watched a documentary about the search for that heavy water. Very interesting.

My kids have a book called "Snow Treasure" that tells the story of Norwegian children sledding with small packages of Norway's gold down to the docks, where it was ferried away from the Nazis. The soldiers didn't think to search the sledders. Those children were brave during a very difficult and dangerous time in their country.

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EarlyBird

Nov-15-13 11:02 AM

Thank you to all Veterans. A special thank you to our Military of today for your courageous efforts fighting the invisible enemy we call terrorism. Thank you for all the Patrols who were roving about as human targets seeking the invisible enemy. Thank you so very much for finding and destroying the invisible enemy terrorism ever so close to it's source before it can run rampant throughout the world. Thank you.

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locomotive

Nov-13-13 6:09 PM

WWII documentaries are fascinating.

The German Luftwaffe had been kicking everyone until it went up against Britain's Spitfires during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The Spitfires were more manuverable than any Luftwaffe craft.

In the US, the Manhattan Project led to development of the atomic bomb, which was utilized to stop Japan. If we hadn't dropped the bombs, analysts had figured the loss of US soldiers while fighting the Japanese population, both military and civilian, would have been astronomical.

The tech evolved to the action in both these cases. 73Hockey is right.

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