Over 400 BILLION DOLLARS for the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXWed Feb 9, 2005 15:06188.8.131.52
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Subject: Over 400 BILLION DOLLARS for the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX,
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 11:35:57 -0500
From: Philip Gurrieri firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 400 BILLION DOLLARS for the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, you know - the one that pacifist General, President Dwight D. Isenhower warned us of and pit tens for education. No, these fanatics can't be jealous of our education system.
Maybe, these fanatics are jealous of our health system. But, then again, in a room of 1,000 folks, I doubt we could get 10 people to stand up and say that they do NOT know someone, either directly or indirectly, that is suffering with cancer. How about the pharmaceutical corporations that used our soldiers - our children, friends & neighbors - as guinea pigs for an anthrax vaccine during Desert Storm. Or, maybe it's our system of justice; remember, no one was ever convicted in the Iran - Contra/ crack cocaine debacle. I know, these fanatics are jealous of all the medicines we have to make you healthy, why are we so sick in the first place?
I know, we're disliked for our wanton wastefulness. How about when these pharmaceutical companies sued South Africa for using a generic AIDS vaccine & the USA tax payer footed the bill for all the research!. Not so far fetched is it?
Now, is it possible that our Presidents, fumbling words , caused this American tragedy? To understand what I am saying, one has to go back to the era of our past President Clinton who made no bones about the need of BOTH Palestinians and Israelites cleaning up their acts - THAT BOTH SIDES - have plenty of dirty laundry.! As do we all.
Then, along comes President George W. exclaiming that "ISRAEL IS OUR FRIEND AND THAT NO MATTER WHAT, WE ARE HERE TO PROTECT THEM." Everyone heard this and everyone (to them selves) said, "Is he nuts, why is he aggravating the situation?" Now, I ask you was that the straw that broke the camels back?
Remember when President George W. had dinner with President Vincente Fox of Mexico and referred to him as "Americas most important ally!" And MORE THAN POSSIBLY promised him that the US boarders would quickly be open to all Mexian's wanting to work in the US....... Wow, do you remember all the corrections in the media, that what our President meant to say was that President Fox was an important ally, and not our most important ally; otherwise it could easily be construed that America might be abandoning NATO and the Euro Nations that are about to adopt phonetic English as the common language of the business world.
We are ALL suffering from the words of THIS President. Words that aggravated these irrational terrorists FREEDOM FIGHTERS) to the point of blind rage - no different than what has been happening on our highways.
So where do we go from here ? As the mantra of the day goes: "MY GODS BETTER THAN YOUR GOD and the other side says NO, MY GODS BETTER THAN YOUR GOD, etc. etc. And then it goes: I'm going to drop a bomb on you, and the other side says me going to mail you a present of anthrax.
When are we going to question the spoils of these conglomerate corporations that have purchased our government as they have in so many other countries. We are not merely a nation of laws, where we must turn in our classmates for chewing gum in school. No, we are a Nation of diversified immigrants. Where the possibilities of a better tomorrow are still reachable.
I have NEVER been more serious in stating the GEORGE WALKER BUSH should be & WILL BE IMPEACHED...............
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Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on
the head. By Rush Limbaugh:
"I think the vast differences in compensation between victims
of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our
country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it
either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do
with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by
because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement
mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the
September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of
$1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the
up to $4.7 million.
If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier
killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death
benefit, half of which is taxable.
Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the
surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And
there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When
the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.
Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average
of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's
not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were
simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put
themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families
know the dangers.
We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from
the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking
for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting.
In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in
the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.
You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part
and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this
country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up
for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a
raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East
while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in
low-rent housing. Make sense?
However, our own U.S. Congress voted themselves a raise. Many
of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one
time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month.
And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not
receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have
to pay into the system.
If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out
as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and
the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a
pension of $15,000 per month.
I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and
join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering
pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting."
When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't
seem fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people
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