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Many of you are not happy with the cancellation of FreedomWatch, and you have sent emails to my Fox colleagues expressing that unhappiness. In television, shows are cancelled all the time. Two of my former shows have been cancelled, and after each cancellation, Fox has rewarded me with more and better work. This cancellation--along with others that accompanied it--was the result of a business judgment here, and is completely unrelated to the FreedomWatch message. It would make a world of a difference for all of us, if you would KINDLY STOP SENDING EMAILS TO FOX.
I am well. Your values are strong. I will continue to articulate those values here at Fox. But the emails many of you are sending are unfairly interfering with my work and that of my colleagues here. The emails even violate our values because they interfere with the use of private property. I have accepted the cancellation decision with good cheer and a sense of gearing up for the future. You should as well.
As a favor to me, and as I have asked this past weekend, PLEASE STOP SENDING EMAILS TO MY COLLEAGUES AT FOX ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF FreedomWatch; and please stop NOW.
All the best, apn.
It won't help, because Fox' job is to make you think what they WANT you to think, not tell you the truth and report the news as it is
Originally posted by kawika
I have not sent any email.
But this makes me think about it...
I wonder if this will help, or not??
Your values are strong... The emails even violate our values because they interfere with the use of private property
Originally posted by filosophia
Well that facebooklink says one post "sad news" and then says a quote fm jefferson about not remaining silent, and now he wants the email traffic to stop?! Well thats fine because i wouldnt email fox if they were the last news channel on earth and i found a crashed space craft.
Especially among Marines, "once a Marine, always a Marine".
Not every military job is that way, but some are.
I think the Judge title is probably just marketing though.
May One Use A Rank as Veteran, If Not Retired?
Is my son-in-law abusing the use of the title: SSGT, USMC, even if including "Vet" on return address labels such as this one:
SSGT Todd S. Miles, USMC, VET
124 Rivington Avenue
Fairmont, AL 34567-8901
He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps several years ago after serving two years state-side on active duty and then a couple of years stateside in the reserves at which time he "got out". He claims once a Marine always a Marine and uses that as justification to use his former rank and service affiliation on correspondence ... such as in the return address on envelopes. He receives no income related to his military service since he "got out."
I appreciate the fact that he served his country in the Marine Corps, but is this legal, appropriate and/or otherwise proper? I don't desire that my daughter's friends and/or relatives to be laughing behind their backs if this form of address does not fit into at least one of those descriptions.
-- Ben Packard
Dear Mr. Packard,
Use of one's former rank by non-retired military personnel is not a prescribed usage of the Department of Defense.
The way he presents his name is clear ... he is a veteran and not an active duty Marine (thus not impersonating one) ... and he's also clear that he is not a retired Marine.
On an invitation to an official Marine function he would formally be Mr. Todd S. Miles.
-- Robert Hickey
Use of Rank by a Deserter?
Our county courthouse proudly displays personal bricks on a Walk of Honor with the names, years of service, branch of service of veterans.
There is a brick that displays a person’s name with the information USMC and the years he was supposed to have served in the Marine Corp. This person was dishonorably discharged as a deserter.
Since he was in fact a member of the Armed Forces and did produce the required DD214 to gain a place on our Walk of Honor is he doing anything illegal?
It is a shame the county employee that verified the information did not check his papers closer.
My husband did serve this country as a Marine and it is offensive to me to see the bricks even on the same sidewalk..
-- S P.
Dear S. P.:
What he's essentially doing is impersonating a veteran. However I doubt it is anything the Department of Defense will pursue.
If he were to defraud the DoD of benefits due to veterans or retirees ... that would be clearly illegal and they would be all over him.
Maybe there is someone at the court house who is "the keeper of the walk" who could remove a brick that was found to be inappropriate?
-- Robert Hickey