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Why Enlist?

In WWII (World War II), the dreadful things soldiers did and saw were offset by the knowledge they were protecting their country.

In the case of the Afghan war, that was not so. Soldiers who signed up for a little adventure or bullying found themselves trapped in endless rounds of combat, unlike WWII where men were sensibly spelled off.

The problems with mental illness and suicide are much worse now. The men are deeply ashamed of what they did, but they are not permitted to admit it. Even the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) maintains the fiction the Afghan war is legal. Harper maintains the lie that this brutal assault on Afghanistan is for their own good and won’t let any soldier say otherwise. He is like some twisted Savonarola.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

The Case For Banning Guns

The point of having a gun is to kill someone. The stats show nearly always that person will be a family member. The idea guns protect from intruders is a fantasy. The intruder has the element of surprise. The intruder has rehearsed. If nobody has guns, even intruders will not bother with them. If guns are illegal, it is an open and shut case if someone is carrying one. You don’t have to catch criminals in the act to put them away.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)

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