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It's hard to find a job for anybody these days, but I feel the treatment of veterans in the job market is among the most repulsive I've seen. It disgusts me the way people treat those who have sacrificed so greatly to protect an idea or a way of life that sustains their lifestyle, to talk down and snub those who have seen more of the real world than they ever will.
The american dream has become a drugged up fantasy
Hi, I've been to Uganda, Sri Lanka, India, Venezuela, Panama, China, Malaysia, and Egypt. If any of these paid goons knew anything about the REAL WORLD, they wouldn't be wasting their time kicking cans around in Afghanistan or Iraq. There's some reality from the "real world" for you.
Hi, many of us paid goons have been to many other places than just Afghanistan or Iraq. But, hey it's not your fault. How would you know?
When you are in the military, you don't have a say in where you go, when you go there, or how long you will be staying.edit on 17-3-2014 by allenidaho because: (no reason given)
The tragic and devastating power of 2004’s post holiday tsunami was plastered across the cover of practically every newspaper around the world for the better part of a month. As the death toll rose by the thousands every day, countries struggled to keep pace with the rapidly increasing need for aid across the Indian Ocean Basin.
At the same time that U.S. aid was widely publicized domestically, our coinciding military motives were virtually ignored by the press. While supplying our aid (which when compared proportionately to that of other, less wealthy countries, was an insulting pittance), we simultaneously bolstered military alliances with regional powers in, and began expanding our bases throughout, the Indian Ocean region.
Long viewed as a highly strategic location for U.S. interests, our desire to curtail China’s burgeoning economic and military might is contingent upon our control of this area. In the months following the tsunami, writes Rahul Bedi in The Irish Times, the U.S. revived the Utapao military base in Thailand it had used during the Vietnam War. Task force 536 is to be moved there to establish a forward positioning site for the U.S. Air Force.
The U.S. also stepped up their survey of the Malacca Straits, over which China exercises considerable influence, and through which 90 percent of Japan’s oil supplies pass. The United States has had trouble expanding its military influence in the region largely due to suspicions by Indonesia and Malaysia that the U.S. is disguising imperial aims under the goal of waging war against terror. The two countries have opposed an American plan to tighten security in the vital Malacca Straits shipping lanes, which might have involved U.S. troops stationed nearby.
The OP is nothing more than and example of an entitled coward who brings guns to a knife fight. Do you know most places won't hire males for cashier positions? Where's the outrage? What's the difference? Oh right, no propaganda saying that all males are heroes.