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Old 11-11-2010, 15:40   #16
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I caught Gord's wink and I think he was just joking about the "got us where we are today" part of my post.

Depending on how you look at it, yeah, it's a big old mess we live in. But on the other hand . . . we're not living under a 1000-year Reich, nor under the emperor of Japan, nor in caves, and so on. I'm grateful for the society we live in -- mostly. And the parts of it that drive us all bonkers . . . I try not to sweat it. So long as we can have boats and go cruising, it can't be all bad.
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Old 11-11-2010, 17:30   #17
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I caught Gord's wink ...
Indeed & thanks.
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What a shame that it only takes a few people (so-called world leaders) to enable the death of tens of thousands of people.

I every nation legislated against war, the planet would finally be at peace. So simple in concept yet so seemingly impossible.

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I miss seeing the uniformed service men and women, like we did when growing up. Hitchhiking home or around town and at the airports. If they were hitchhiking, Dad got'em in the car no matter how crowded it was and often took them to their destination if possible. That is how I was taught.

If you like click below to see our most Loved Vets from a Memorial Day post.

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When I was a Boy Scout, I spent half a day on 3 Veterans Days on the steps of the post office in Kilgore, Texas selling the poppies to raise funds for the veterans. You might be surprised how many veterans of all ages and several wars would stop and thank us (when it should have been the other way around) and tell tales of battles long past. It did serve to make me realize how many of those old farts around town had been brave young men in their day. It goes on still. We are naming the new VFW Center in the county seat for a local marine killed in Afghanistan in May of this year. Our little town (11,000 people) was on needles and pins when our local Texas National Guard unit was sent for a stint in Iraq. For a while, we had 168 guard members and about 40 regular military in Iraq. By some miracle, all of the guard members made it back. Locally, we have lost one soldier killed in Iraq, one marine in Afghanistan, and several few badly injured. It is a small town and we knew these young men and their parents, siblings and extended family.

It is a small thing to take a few minutes to let a veteran know that you recognize their service. Hats off to the veterans here on the board.
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Thanks as usual GORD

Another online visit is to download Red Skelton's The Pledge of Allegiance. Amazing that he predicted the future of the Pledge..

Don't have a link, but any music sight has it, Youtube does to I believe..
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