Sacrifice

Michelle: "It Hurts!!", "It Hurts!!"

  • Posted on: 13 March 2009
  • By: jimstaro

I went over to ABC News to see if they had posted a video report that I caught last night, never got to that as this is what I found, and will be airing this morning on GMA.

 

Exclusive: 'It Hurts,' Says First Lady of Military Families on Food Stamps

 

This is, and always has been, a Non Issue

  • Posted on: 22 February 2009
  • By: jimstaro

Those who Serve the Country Serve the Whole Country and Thus Should Be Given the 'Honor' and 'Respect' Due Them when Returned to this soil after Dying during that Service!!

There are some groups of people who welcome home the returning soldiers in airports and other transportation points.

We organize rallies for the families and communities on the return of locally based Units of the Reserves, National Guard, and on Army and Marine bases.

The Invisible Injuries of the Invisible Ranks: A Military Spouse

  • Posted on: 2 January 2009
  • By: jimstaro

Earlier today I received an e-mail from an on line friend, she is the wife of a military serviceman now serving in Iraq, she is also very active in support of her fellow spouses and the families as well as returning OIF and OEF military personal seeking needed help but finding the going sometimes extremely troubling, confusing or denied.

Many of us Veterans have found her and she us and have gotten to know her through our own advocacy of our brothers and sisters. Some are working directly with her and she with them.

She has written a very personal letter, the title I used above is the one from her letter to us, of her experiences and feelings, as a military spouse, and while posting it on a few sites it has now found it's way to a number of other sites.

The Extremely Important Presidential Candidate Forum That Wasn't

  • Posted on: 16 August 2008
  • By: jimstaro

Bumped. Originally posted 2008-08-16 07:32:49 -0500

We have two theaters of occupations of others in destroyed countries, destroyed by us, one in continuing destruction from others before to us now and our broken promises of helping to rebuild as that theater grows more dangerous, the other totally destroyed on the trumped up lies of a twisted ideology of a few, tens of thousands dead and maimed, millions living as refugee's, billions of dollars wasted, stolen, lost in the machine of war profitteering, soldiers serving mutiple tours in both, families of same scraficing as a nation that is not moves along, most not caring what is happening In Their Names.

We call this "The War On Terror" and in the seven years these conflict theaters have been raging all we've created are the hatreds that will feed the ranks of the criminal terrorists leading to damaged National Securities around the globe and more theaters of death, destruction and occupations.

The sub title of this 'War On Terrorism' has been sold to all as a clash of twisted religious ideologies, a 'Religious War', on all sides. Those war hawks supporting and pushing these ideologies, few of them fighting, define everything about these clashes with political and religious labels, those opposed are left to define in same manner.

Fort Hood Town Hall Presidential Forum

  • Posted on: 18 July 2008
  • By: jimstaro

The country's wartime status has riddled this Presidential election year with added questions.

That's why several non-profit military groups have come together to try to hold a Presidential town hall meeting at Fort Hood.

Sen. Barack Obama is the missing ingredient for a town hall meeting at Fort Hood.

Bearing the Wounds of War

  • Posted on: 22 May 2008
  • By: jimstaro

The youngest victims of the Wars we adults wage, especially our Wars of Choice!

Bob Woodruff, of ABC News, did another of his outstanding reports on the 'Wounds of War', this one about the youngest victims, the children of those who serve.

As a Country cheers on the 'Shock and Awe' of Waging War on others, those others having done nothing to warrent our Invasion and Occupations, that same Country does little in Sacrifice!

We wear our shame with our Apathy and Arrogance!

Bush's Balls: Giving Up Golf = Sacrifice = Soldiers [IMAGE MORPH]

  • Posted on: 19 May 2008
  • By: GreyHawk

For George W. Bush, "sacrifice" means giving up golf to show solidarity with the families of soldiers he's sent to fight his illegal war.

That's like saying that his war is a game.

Bush's false bravado isn't because he has any balls. In his mind, that's what the soldiers are for.

Congress needs to end this game now.

* Morph function created using Squirlz Morph 3.2 by xiberpix. Also used FaceGen Modeller 3.2 by Singular Inversions to create the soldier's face. The angry golf ball is actually from here; it's a golf ball Halloween mask.

Long Past Time: Where Do The DoD Budget Monies Go?

  • Posted on: 18 May 2008
  • By: jimstaro

Every year our Department of Defense budget grows to ever Huge Proportions and we're givin the simpleminded reason that we're getting our National Security Protection, and we simply except, no questions asked, don't even get upset when corruption within is brought out, or outrageous costs for items we could purchase offshelf cheaper in a handware store.

Many have seen this YouTube Video of the barracks conditions for returning soldiers at Fort Bragg, or at least heard about it, which has brought about this,

"Stop Loss" Military and Military Family Perspective

  • Posted on: 30 March 2008
  • By: jimstaro

posted at 2008-03-30 09:06:02 -0600, bumping to push to the top so more can read about a new movie on an important subject dear to our hearts at ePluribs Media - standingup

PhotobucketThe reviews you should be reading and listening to, from Military Personal and Family members Of. The ones, small numbers they are, who are actually sacrificing and understand the meanings some of these movies are trying to bring out, that the greater majority, the civilian population, really need to be explained to. Especially in these conflicts they do little to nothing as a sacrifice, most important not wanting to pony up the cost of these Wars of Choice and the Huge longterm Costs of!

4,000 Souls

  • Posted on: 24 March 2008
  • By: jimstaro

Sen. Robert Byrd has a request posted over at Huffington Post, the title is his.

He hasn't Waivered as apparently many in this Country have!

Each brave soul leaves behind devastated loved ones -- sons, daughters, wives, husbands, moms, and dads. Each tragic loss leaves a void -- a missing smile and loving embrace, an empty chair at the family dinner table -- that can never be filled.

Why are Wives or Husbands, Mothers or Fathers Sacrificing...

  • Posted on: 28 December 2007
  • By: jimstaro

So much, while the Country isn't asked to Sacrifice a Damn Thing?

Today the puppeteers pulled the puppets strings and the puppet says it will veto the Defense Department bill passed by the House and Senate containing

The bill is important to members of the military and their families, since it provides for a 3.5 percent pay raise for the troops and contains measures intended to improve the much-criticized health-care system for veterans.

'Coming Home: Soldiers and Drugs' - In Their Own Words

  • Posted on: 30 November 2007
  • By: jimstaro

Watch Brian Ross' exclusive investigation, "Coming Home: Soldiers and Drugs," Friday, 11-30-07, on "20/20" at 10 p.m. EDT! If you miss the airing the 5 Report Links are below, read the reports, view the photo's, Get Educated As To What War Does!

This Country has been in DENIAL for over 30 Years, on what War does to many who serve In - Theater, and are once again running to that Denial!!

'Coming Home: Soldiers and Drugs' - More Deja-Vu

  • Posted on: 27 November 2007
  • By: jimstaro

THIS COUNTRY, that likes to think of itself as Numeral Uno on the World Stage, in Everything, Is Filled With A Society That's Concerned For The Individual Only, and while condemning others, Never Learns The Lessons It Experiances or Witnesses!!

We've gone through All This Before, a War of Choice {of the arrogant few, with the Country falling in lockstep behind them} and All that evolves from!

Guess Who Said, "America Has Failed Our Veterans"

  • Posted on: 21 November 2007
  • By: jimstaro

Why none other than, Colonel David Hunt, U.S. Army (Ret.), a FOX News military analyst!

He also says this in the commentary:

"For my disconnected, disinterested

uncaring friends, it's not about the damn money, We have the

damn money, it's us, we suck, we do not care...We are all

collectively allowing out government to perpetuate this

crime, the crime of not taking care of soldiers."