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Do you support the troops? Then show them you care regardless of politics. (from ATSNN)

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posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 08:24 AM
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When Brian Horn was stationed in Iraq in 2003 his parents worried about him. Assigned to the 173rd Army Airborne and stationed on the front lines, food, toiletries, and a taste of home was what he missed most. Like any parent would in this situation they sent him a care package. Unlike most parents however they didn't stop there. His father Marty Horn a retired Army officer with twenty years experience decided to find a way to help the rest of his nations sons and daughters. That way was anysoldier.com a website Marty Horn created to help those at home find a way to make a soldiers life just a little more bearable. Linking thousands of soldiers on the ground and in the feild with those at home who want to help, anysoldier.com tells you how to send needed items to soldiers, and lets them tell you what they need, in thier own words.
 



www.cnn.com
LA PLATA, Maryland (CNN) -- When it comes to supplying an army in the field, there are thousands of materiel specialists, quartermasters and supply officers. And then there are the "special forces" -- like the Horn family in LaPlata, Maryland.

"We're a family-run effort that's just trying to show our support, and we got a little more involved than most people," says Sue Horn, co-founder of AnySoldier.com.

The Horns' involvement began in 2003 when their son Brian was deployed to Iraq as a member of the Army's 173rd Airborne. Brian, a sergeant, was assigned to a forward location with no running water and only military rations to eat. He soon grew dirty, thin, haggard.




Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I strongly urge everyone and anyone, regardless of your politics, regardless of your feelngs about the war, to log on to this website and help make a difference. We, the community here at ATS, may not always agree on politics, we may not all agree with President Bush's actons, but we can agree that the soldiers in the field need our support. Whether you are for, against, or neutral to, the war in Iraq, these brave men and women are doing the best they can in a bad situation and every little bit helps.

www.AnySoldier.com...

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posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 08:37 AM
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perhaps they should have more fun on the job, you know, "its fun to kill people"
Next time when they make a career decision, they should try to think just what being in the army means. If they cant figure it out, they should ask their parents.
Kids these days....

Pitty for pro soldiers? I dont think so. But then again im not US citizen, i was not bombarded with the patriotic nonsense all my life, and i can still tell right from wrong.

Payback is a bitch



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 08:51 AM
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Can you tell me what kind of 'support' you are talking about? What is this support? I am very wary of this word. I would like to express my thoughts but could you please define the word 'support' so I know how to put my thoughts in context. I would like to express myself without offending anyone and make my self understood. Thank you. - 00ps



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 12:07 PM
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Your post is excellent in making this website known to all.

Looking at the other side, have you seen this email about Starbucks? Is this real? IF it is, then Starbucks deserves a big boycott. I also have another idea. My boss likes to hand out Starbucks $ cards for doing a good job and I have several of them. Maybe I should donate them to the most destitute homeless people I can find. I'd be doing a good deed and (I'm sure) helping out Starbucks business.

------- (the email)

Recently Marines over in Iraq supporting this country wrote to Starbucks
because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffee and try to score some free coffee grounds. Starbucks wrote back telling the
Marines thanks for their support in their business, but that they don't
support the War and anyone in it and that they won't send them the Coffee.

So as not to offend them we should not support in buying any Starbucks
products. As a War vet and writing to you patriots I feel we should get
this out in the open. I know this War might not be very popular with some
folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground
fighting street to street and house to house for what they and I believe is
right. If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can
discard it and I'll never know.

Thanks very much for your support to me, and I know you'll all be there
again here soon when I deploy once more.

Semper Fidelis,

Sgt Howard C. Wright
1st Force Recon Co
1st Plt PLT RTO



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 12:14 PM
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Yo, an unwanted voice has entered.

If we support the troops in this way it will not be good for them.

The U.S. government imposes a media blackout on them most of the time.

Many of our young service men have no Higher Education.

Many of our young service men are 'just following orders'

Many of our young service men are not 'following just orders'

We should support our troops by educating them on this war
not by sending them care packages and lettesr that show
them this war should be supported.

Don't leave them behind. Boycott Starbucks? Boycott sending
them starbucks I say. Bring them home, and let them know why
they deserve to come home too.

I do not wish to insult the memory of anyone's loved one or loss.
I too have family in Iraq and two grandfathers and great uncle
who are WWII vets.

When our goverment has failed to protect you and your sons in
the military with the power they have, they have put your son
in danger to protect you. This is a shameful failure, one of the worst
kind, and one not worthy of the great name USA.



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 12:28 PM
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The unwanted voice is yours, my 'friend'.

There are some on ATS that I totally disagree with, but you are the only person I've felt the need to ------> IGNORE.

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posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
Your post is excellent in making this website known to all.

Looking at the other side, have you seen this email about Starbucks? Is this real? IF it is, then Starbucks deserves a big boycott. I also have another idea. My boss likes to hand out Starbucks $ cards for doing a good job and I have several of them. Maybe I should donate them to the most destitute homeless people I can find. I'd be doing a good deed and (I'm sure) helping out Starbucks business.

------- (the email)

Recently Marines over in Iraq supporting this country wrote to Starbucks
because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffee and try to score some free coffee grounds. Starbucks wrote back telling the
Marines thanks for their support in their business, but that they don't
support the War and anyone in it and that they won't send them the Coffee.

So as not to offend them we should not support in buying any Starbucks
products. As a War vet and writing to you patriots I feel we should get
this out in the open. I know this War might not be very popular with some
folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground
fighting street to street and house to house for what they and I believe is
right. If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can
discard it and I'll never know.

Thanks very much for your support to me, and I know you'll all be there
again here soon when I deploy once more.

Semper Fidelis,

Sgt Howard C. Wright
1st Force Recon Co
1st Plt PLT RTO


Yes! Deny Ignorance!

The Rebutal



Dear Readers,



Almost 5 months ago I sent an e-mail to you my faithful friends. I did a wrong thing that needs to be cleared up. I heard by word of mouth about how Starbucks said they didn't support the war and all. I was having enough of that kind of talk and didn't do my research properly like I should have. This is not true. Starbucks supports men and women in uniform. They have personally contacted me and I have been sent many copies of their company's policy on this issue. So I apologize for this quick and wrong letter that I sent out to you.



Now I ask that you all pass this email around to everyone you passed the last one to. Thank you very much for understanding about this.



Howard C. Wright

Sgt USMC

1st Force Rcon Co

1st Plt PLT RTO



It took me less than 5 seconds to deny this ignorant drivel you posted and find the truth behind the story.

Phae



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 12:38 PM
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Welp, if you do Ignore me it's OK, I understand.

I told you my views are unwelcomed. But I have the urge to share them.

I am not supporting starbucks if that is what you are thinking.

It's true, the majority of the military does not come from priviliged society.

Yet it is priviliged society that is always yelling 'the war is bad'.

If we had more priviliged people in the Armed Forces we wouldn't go to war so easily.

We should have an Armed Forces of people educated on political views and they should be able to make informed choices.

An all volunteer army doesn't mean they have a choice. They should.

True care for our troops needs to come in the form of long-term change
for our troops, not in gift packages.

This sends the wrong message. Support them with letters, with information.



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 12:38 PM
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Wouldn't let me edit it to add the link

Here is the link

Link to the Truth

Phae



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by Phaethor

Yes! Deny Ignorance!


It took me less than 5 seconds to deny this ignorant drivel you posted and find the truth behind the story.

Phae


Yes, one may not agree with me, but that whole I now ignore you thing combined with this ignorance denied does make me feel that type of response was unwarranted. Thank you Phae...If I had any WATS left I would give you..

EDIT: Wasn't that bad. He's just a player. He asks, "Is this real?" And then states, "IF it is" with a capital IF. Maybe he's like chess. He will set up his moves in advance. Get some liberal to cry something and then say it's fake. Who knows.

The whole ignore thing doesn't make sens. Do you think I was rude or mocking or saying anything that isn't really truly supporting the troops. At least it's my opinion, what can he hate about it so much?

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posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:18 AM
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Oops I could care less about your politics or your ignorance. Many soldiers receive a higher education because they are in the military. You have a problem with the war? Fine, but most of those serving in Iraq are doing so because they believe in what they are doing, most are barely more than kids yet they are contributing more to making the world a better place than you will ever even try to do. If buying a couple bags of chips, some beef jerky, and a DVD or two and sending it to them will make thier lives a little easier, I will do so.
As for your politics, # em.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 05:31 AM
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They get payed a wage for doing their job. Thats enough in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 05:42 AM
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Originally posted by mwm1331
Oops I could care less about your politics or your ignorance. Many soldiers receive a higher education because they are in the military. You have a problem with the war? Fine, but most of those serving in Iraq are doing so because they believe in what they are doing, most are barely more than kids yet they are contributing more to making the world a better place than you will ever even try to do. If buying a couple bags of chips, some beef jerky, and a DVD or two and sending it to them will make thier lives a little easier, I will do so.
As for your politics, # em.


I would send them all of that too. But I will also send them some political sense. I know you are Gung Ho Americana, God Save the President and Let Freedom Ring. I never said this is bad. I never said I disagree. I'd be a better patriot if I lived in the 1700's or early 1800's. My views wouldn't seem so radical to you then and you don't even know my views. I know you know you don't know because meaningful and truly understandable communcation rarely happens on the internet.

Just please don't be rude. I am not rude to you. Compassion



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 09:52 AM
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Sending care packages to these poor soldiers in this illegal, immoral war would be such a waste of money and resourses that could instead be used to get them the hell out of that radioactive waste zone. The Depleted Uranium is killing them by the thousands slowly. Ya, send cookies and DVD's to your sons and daughters that are being irratiated to death by the Government knowingly. You must get your men out of there, and the International comunitity must go in and help those poor people try to get the radioactive waste out as soon as possible.




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