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Vietnam till now drawdown

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by g7777777, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. g7777777

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    When we drew down the military after Vietnam there were 73 percent of the members of congress that were veterans

    There are 18 percent now

    Now when Clinto took office- military missions were in 50 nations- = he cut the military in half -- but he learned no one in the world would listen to his "diplomacy" so he had military missions in over 100 nations

    Another difference- we were not oil independent- although it costs a lot. We could do it- only the poor and the middle class would suffer. The rich Democrats that inherited their money or work in one of the places where they get Democratic party handouts- would feel nothing

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. g7777777

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    There are a number of obvious points

    1. Correlation between members in congress who served and gun ownership

    2. People that voted for Obama, so they would get the bailouts, subsidies’, union parties and trips to Hawaii on taxpayer money , etc - again not being over watched by members of congress that served

    3. Surrogate way of lifestyle enjoyed by all- just a category of elite socialism

    4-4747 many more

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. Johnny

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    What happened to the "kinder, gentler" Gene?
     
  4. R.Kipling

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    Population and demographics have more to do with what is occurring right now. Check out the increase in population in the article, and then read about our recent history. Us immigrants, have just about out-immigrated ourselves out of our new country. From Johnson to Clinton, and then again from Bush2 to Zero the biggest change has been ethnicity.

    The Netherlands had recently scrapped their multi-cultural society because its turning them into 'tribes'. I had an American History professor that said the US would reduce itself to 'Clans'. Looks like he may have been right.

    Kip
     
  5. Tripod

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    Reinstate the draft and most members of a future congress will be veterans. Maybe the females as well.
     
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    Not only what tripod said, but you had WWII ending in '45, and then Korea in what, 51?. If a guy got out of WWII at say for an average- 25 yrs. old, in '75 he would have been 55. What was the avg. age of a congressman then and now?
     
  7. g7777777

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    I have stated that many times- draft everyone- if you are a CO- we let you do non military govt assignments

    Even if you are hadicapped we find something for you to do

    Of course women get drafted

    If you dont serve- you dont vote

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    tshoot1,

    You may want to know that the Gene you so admittedly agree with voted for and likes that Obama you despise. Personally I think Gene is an idiot.

    Just Say'n.........
     
  9. g7777777

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    tshoot1 actually I voted Republican but to keep his freebies I am pretty certain that grntrain and his like actually voted Democratic and that includes for Obama

    But we arent talking about that

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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