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Military Decomposition. :( [Jan. 1st, 2008|10:37 am]
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Happy New Year, one and all! :)

I'm sick, and my sinus headache is worse then a hangover, so I hope if you're hurting this morning, it's from something you did to yourself, and not a cold. haha. ;)

So, on to first posts from the month of December! :)

In first place we have electrosoundwav with 4 first comments to my entries, and in second place we have a two way tie with three each, and that goes to: theprimrosepath and sensibleken .

Congratulations! :)

And this is not so good, and I figured it was important to post because chances are you at least know someone who has served in the military:

" http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/2007/12/veterans-need-to-enroll-in-va.html

As another brilliant example of the Bush Administration supporting our troops, hidden in one of the many bills passed during the Republican-controlled Congress was a little-noticed provision to cut off VA Health Care for millions of veterans from all our wars of aggression.

Under this provision, any veteran who is 0% service-connected (not disabled by being wounded or otherwise injured during their service) will be unable to enroll in VA Health Care after January 17, 2008. This ends a promise made to vets that has stood since WWII, that their health care needs would be taken care of in perpetuity.

ALL VETERANS: Take a copy of your DD214 and RUN do not walk to your nearest VA Clinic and enroll in VA Health Care - even if you don't need it right now! If you lose your civilian health insurance and need to fall back on VA Health Care - you will not be able to unless you enroll now.

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WAR VETS: This applies to you as well - only the news is actually worse. In the last military appropriation bill, your "free" health care was extended from two years to five. Yes, you heard right - you are currently only entitled to two years of free health care - even if you have seen combat. After Bush vetoed the military spending bill, which contained another three years, you are back to TWO WHOLE YEARS!

EVERYONE: Write to your Congresscritters and protest this asinine policy. I am a veteran - who never saw combat during the Vietnam era. I am enrolled, and as such, am entitled to whatever healthcare I need for the rest of my life. I have no other health insurance (due to pre-existing conditions and past medical problems) so the VA system is my lifeline. But why in the world are the combat veterans of our latest idiotic wars being told they can only have TWO YEARS? Some ailments do not become apparent until much later. For instance - Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange develop diabetes at a rate that has resulted in an automatic assignment to a special group for care. However, this diabetes does not develop in some cases for 10-20 years later. Another example - Gulf War vets from the first time who suffer from Gulf War Syndrome develop strange cancers and other problems - but much later than two years after the fact - and many are still fighting to get their diagnoses confirmed.

This is totally nuts - and is yet another example of the Bush Administration's support of the valiant fighting men and women - NOT!

So...if you are a vet - or you know one - urge them all to go sign up. Even if they don't need it. Right now. Even if they have heard horror stories. Even if they never use it. Sign up anyway. We need to send a message that VA Health Care is a right for ALL VETERANS as compensation for their service. (The pay certainly isn't much!) "
Found it on nebris journal. Thank you! I figured this was too important not to share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NvDhNZNSBk And Your House Without You.
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[User Picture]From: embe11ished
2008-01-01 05:21 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks love. Just got the crud that's been going around.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2008-01-01 05:29 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!!!

*hugs!* I hope that cold gets better soon. I'm fighting one off myself.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 05:36 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I hope yours gets better too sweetheart! I know they're crappy!
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[User Picture]From: kvaara
2008-01-01 06:02 pm (UTC)

Happy New Year!

Thanks for link and Happy New Year you too...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 06:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy New Year!

And to you, thanks so much! :)

( I added you back! :) Welcome to the fold!)
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2008-01-01 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting us know!

And you know what? Thanks for being OUTRAGED! Too many people I talk to have this mantra of "whatever the president says, goes" for the last 7 years,... they are willing to defend EVERYTHING from extended combat duty, reduced leave, ending of certain GI benefits... YOU NAME IT!

THANK YOU!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 06:10 pm (UTC)
Of course. They're actually not my words, but directly from the link, but I am outraged. It's unacceptable to treat citizens of our country like this, and especially our vets. How dare he do this? The election can't come soon enough.
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[User Picture]From: mirandapandabee
2008-01-01 06:10 pm (UTC)

Happy New Year

Thanks for the salutation! Happy New Year to you as well.
In regard to your post about Bush and Co. eliminating Veterans' health care: I just can't believe what he gets away with. Yet another reason to hate him.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy New Year

Thanks so much! :)

And exactly!!! There was a promise made to military servicemen that they would be provided for as veterans. I'm so furious about this.
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[User Picture]From: m_buggie
2008-01-01 06:23 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, darling!

Yikes, I hope you feel better soon.

And holy shit, that's horrible! But you know what? I made being more active on political/social issues as one of my resolutions so as soon as this hangover subsides I'm totally writing a letter protesting that idiocy.
While I might not always support the wars this country gets in, I will ALWAYS support the troops.
How dare he do that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 06:24 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I certainly don't support the war, but I do support the troops and this is a complete nightmare. I'm like shaking mad. :(

And happy new year, love. I hope yours is fantastic!
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-01-01 07:26 pm (UTC)

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Got Random's Son's bug, did you? (((hugs))) I hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for posting this and getting it out there. I knew about it already, as did my bf, who is retired career Army and a Nam vet. It's just sickening. I mean he has voted Republican for years because he's had it drummed into him that they support the military. He's done a complete turn around, now that he's seen that what I've been telling him is coming true, and has actually been saying that some of what Hilary says makes sense!

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 07:29 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Sure did! Fever and all. Thanks for the hugs darlin'.

I'm glad he's coming to the realization that the label Republican doesn't mean shit these days, especially with the current administration, because they don't believe ANYTHING that their previous counterparts that held the name did.. argh.. I mean I'm a democrat, have been, probably always will be, but I had respect for Republicans of the past. This new wreckless warmongering Republican image that's coming through absolutely terrifies me.

To do this to the veterans is thoroughly unacceptable.

I am so mad.
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[User Picture]From: blowwwme
2008-01-01 07:26 pm (UTC)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
IM SORRY YOUR SICK.
YOU NEED A HOT TOTTIE..
IF I WAS THERE ID MAKE YOU ONE:)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 07:30 pm (UTC)

Re: .

Awww, thanks darling! I'd drink one too! It sounds like a great idea. ;) I should look up recipes on them. hehe
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[User Picture]From: unseenoyster
2008-01-01 08:05 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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From: euneykim
2008-01-01 09:05 pm (UTC)
thank you for the comment.
Happy New Year to you too <3
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :)
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From: iamrat
2008-01-01 09:18 pm (UTC)
Happy new year to you as well, random sir.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 09:32 pm (UTC)
There's a lot of veterans that are homeless. It's terrible. :( And now to take away their healthcare? I think it's criminal.
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[User Picture]From: lucrecia1982
2008-01-01 09:36 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you. :o)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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[User Picture]From: myrestingspot
2008-01-01 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your comment. A happy new year to you!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-01 09:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! And thanks so much. =)
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2008-01-01 10:57 pm (UTC)
uhhhh :( My love is going to Iraq soon >.< This SUCKS.
xoxo, mErci
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-01-02 01:38 am (UTC)
Make SURE he talks to Deers about any concerns he has regarding this. And have him tell his buddies too. *hugs*
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