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Thread: Just had to send it on to someone

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    Just had to send it on to someone

    My girlfriend just sent me this -

    With Regret

    Whitney Houston's death, while a sad thing, was the direct result of very unwise life choices. It dominates the news.

    Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

    Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief.

    Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashians stupid wedding [and short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats, While........

    Justin Allen 23
    Brett Linley 29
    Matthew Weikert 29
    Justus Bartett 27
    Dave Santos 21
    Jesse Reed 26
    Matthew Johnson 21
    Zachary Fisher 24
    Brandon King 23
    Christopher Goeke 23
    and Sheldon Tate 27...

    Are all Marines that gave their lives last month for you. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.

    Honor THEM by sending this on.

    God bless you, Rest In Peace, and
    THANK YOU, TROOPS.

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    Thank you and point well taken from a military dependent.
    Judy

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    The PBS Newshour honors all the fallen servicemen at the end of the broadcast. Too bad the mainstream "news" channels can't do the same.

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    AMEN!!! So sad that we have a society that value celebrities more than the ones who protect us!!

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    Amen.....that's interesting..the 4th marine down...Justus Bartelt is from my hometown in IL....RIP Justus.

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    This is one of my pet peeves. I refuse to listen to any news about those people, I will not watch one of those programs geared toward stars or so they think. I pray for our service men and women and praise the parents who raise the people and especially for the wives and husbands. We just lost 2 service men from out area and my heart hurts for them and us. Because the are the people who we need as leaders in the future. People who give instead of take. Sorry if this came off as being bossy it is just one of my peeves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    AMEN!!! So sad that we have a society that value celebrities more than the ones who protect us!!
    This is not a new attitude, it's actually an old one unfortunately. In England after the Napoleonic War and the War of 1812 injured veterans were having to live on the streets and beg to survive. Troops, by and large, were considered "cannon fodder" and therefore expendable.

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    VERY well said, that pictures says it all. Thanks for sharing.
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    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    copying and pasting that to my FB page!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    The PBS Newshour honors all the fallen servicemen at the end of the broadcast. Too bad the mainstream "news" channels can't do the same.
    This Week with George Stephanapolous on ABC has been having "In Memoriam" for years. I do think this is important. Seems like with the 24/7 news cycle they have to fill the time with something even if it is worthless info.

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    This is a wake up call for a lot of people. Thanks
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    This is so true, and sad. I don't care about Charlie Sheen, Lindsey Lohan, or any of the Kardashians. T nauseated me how the media gives them so much attention. My daughter was in the Army from 2005-2011 and got out in August. She's a critical care nurse and worked at the old Walter Reed. She's now a civilian doing the same thing at the new Walter Reed. The stories she's told me are heartbreaking. A little attention is given to the soldiers killed. None is given to the soldiers who are injured. Many of these soldiers, young men 19-25 years of age, are coming back with not just amputations, but loss of testicles from hidden IEDs in the ground. Some have leg amputations to the pelvis, and can never have a prosthetic.

    These are the people who should be getting the attention.

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    I agree. Our servicemen and women are more important. My son is in the service.

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    This is oh so true about the attention these "stars" get when others lead a wonderful life and nothing is mentioned about their passing. I'm so tired hearing about the Kardashians! I don't watch their show-EVER- but there isn't a show that seems to not mention their rediculous lifestyle. The only thing I have to say about Whitney is that she was given such a God-given beautiful voice and then ruined it with her drug activities. What a waste.
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    carlasue--love that picture! It says so much! We need to honor those who defend our honor, and our great USA.
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    I could easily jump on my soapbox over this. I'm sick to death hearing about the poor celebs.

    Oh, and just wait till we get closer to election time. We will all hear about which candidate some celeb is endorsing.... like that would ever influence my vote. Unfortunately it will influence the dopes who pay attention to this you-know-what.

    Oh, jeeze........... here I go again....................
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    copying and pasting that to my FB page!!!!
    I'm going to do this too. It's crazy really, just pains me at times to know how they are treated.
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    Thank you so much for the reminder!!!

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    Celebs get so much evening news time when there is ever so much more news that we should be hearing!

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    I remember when President Johnsons eldest daughter was getting married. I to was getting married. My Dad was a better man then he and no one put his name in the news. I hear you loud and clear.

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    I gree with you 100 %, Chris Christie had the flag lower half staff in honor of Ms. Whitney. I find that unjust. Just because N.J. Was her birth place. Shame on him.

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    The fact that soldiers, OUR men and women died as a consequence of oil greed is not as important as filling up the SUV and the dualie cheaply. PBS Newshour gives the names and home towns as well as uses a picture of the deceased service man or woman. They do this in silence to honor and reflect on the gift that this person has given up. If you haven't seen this then perhaps changing the channel from the drivel is an option.
    PS It was not shoved down our throats. We willingly watched. A remote did come with that TV! Don't blame the media for giving most, I repeat most, of the people what they want to watch. The rest of us use the remote to change the channel. Sorry this is so strident, but this is a hot button for me. I lost a loved one during the Viet Nam Conflict and am still smarting from that stupid war.

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    thank you, as a military brat (born on a military base), a military wife, and now retired, i spent my whole life "in" the military, and yes it saddens my heart that our service men/women barely get a thank you. I live near a military base and a gentlemen was shopping in uniform at one of our local stores, I walked up to him and thanked him for all he is doing for our country... he just teared up and hugged me.. thats where it all belongs.... thank you to all that has served and those that stood beside a spouse, son, daughter, etc and supported them.
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    And it starts at the top of our nation.

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