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    This is very good, I feel that maybe if some of you who voted yes, on this poll were to read this.. you may change your view of americans in general.. and not just our politicians. Enjoy.
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    Love him or loath 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 the 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 just 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 way 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 just voted themselves a
    raise, and 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 also 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, you may receive a pension of
    $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed you
    in harm's way receive 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 as you can.If your interested there
    is more........................

    This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going.
    SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth the read. It's short
    and to the point.)

    Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during
    election years. Our Senators and Congressmen do not
    pay into Social Security. Many years ago they voted
    in their own benefit plan. In more recent years, no
    congressperson has felt the need to change it. For
    all practical purposes their plan works like this:

    When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay
    until they die, except it may increase from time to
    time for cost of living adjustments. For example,
    former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their
    wives may expect to draw $7,800,000 - that's Seven
    Million, Eight Hundred Thousand), with their wives
    drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their
    lives.

    This is calculated on an average life span for each.

    Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. These
    little perks they voted for themselves is free to
    them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan.

    The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly
    from the General Fund--our tax dollars at work! From our own Social
    Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into
    -- every payday until we retire (which amount is
    matched by our employer) --we can expect to get an
    average $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in
    other words, we would have to collect our average of
    $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one month to
    equal Senator Bill Bradley's benefits!

    Social Security could be very good if only one small
    change were made. And that change would be to jerk
    the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the
    Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social
    Security plan with the rest of us and then watch how
    fast they would fix it.

    If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
    awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will
    evolve. WE, each one of us... can make a difference..
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    Rush Limbaugh - thatd be the guy who blames the gays for destroying the sanctity of marriage while having undergone three divorces himself. He can GTF.
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    That said, hes speaking a lot of sense for once there. Interesting post drago.
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    (Original post by an Siarach)
    That said, hes speaking a lot of sense for once there. Interesting post drago.
    Interesting indeed. However, what is its relevance in this thread?
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    Interesting indeed. However, what is its relevance in this thread?
    None, drago=naive.
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    I hate americans but not in general. there are some good but the leaders mistake reflects on the secoity.
    americans are really cruel and savage with people look at what happend in the abu graib prison, the slavery that came from africa, the red indians which where the native people of the country and now are the least of the population , etc of this **** :cool: .
    but as i said not all are the same!!!!
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    (Original post by b1ank)
    I hate americans but not in general. there are some good but the leaders mistake reflects on the secoity.
    americans are really cruel and savage with people look at what happend in the abu graib prison, the slavery that came from africa, the red indians which where the native people of the country and now are the least of the population , etc of this **** :cool: .
    but as i said not all are the same!!!!
    yeah since every single one of us was at abu graib, i can see how that reflects all of us :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    yeah since every single one of us was at abu graib, i can see how that reflects all of us :rolleyes:
    Not every Nazi was at a KZ camp. Do you think that only those that were, should be denounced?
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    (Original post by oldthrashbarg)
    Not every Nazi was at a KZ camp. Do you think that only those that were, should be denounced?
    tell me how the rest of the US population are also rather sadistic abusers of authority and ill come close to considering your point.
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    (Original post by b1ank)
    hate americans but not in general. there are some good but the leaders mistake reflects on the secoity.
    americans are really cruel and savage with people look at what happend in the abu graib prison, the slavery that came from africa, the red indians which where the native people of the country and now are the least of the population , etc of this **** :cool: .
    but as i said not all are the same!!!!
    please change your font. the standard issue is acceptable.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    tell me how the rest of the US population are also rather sadistic abusers of authority and ill come close to considering your point.
    I am merely pointing out that supporting a sadistic and self-serving regime reflects badly upon you. It is not necessary for every american to be in Iraq for them to be blamed.
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    yeah since every single one of us was at abu graib, i can see how that reflects all of us :rolleyes:
    Padfoot, for some reasons, you seem to think that you need to know everyone of 'something' in order to say you dislike/hate something, but it just isn't the case.
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    (Original post by oldthrashbarg)
    I am merely pointing out that supporting a sadistic and self-serving regime reflects badly upon you. It is not necessary for every american to be in Iraq for them to be blamed.
    i) the actions of this minority is not reflective of the US administration or 'regime'.

    ii) "Not every Nazi was at a KZ camp". you suggested US citizens were implicated in or supporters of such abuse.
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    Padfoot, for some reasons, you seem to think that you need to know everyone of 'something' in order to say you dislike/hate something, but it just isn't the case.
    i believe Padfoot is correct in highlighting this nonsense, "americans are really cruel and savage with people", and the complete lack of qualification provided for it. or do you agree with that statement as holding true for its subject?
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    i) the actions of this minority is not reflective of the US administration or 'regime'.
    Is this a question, or your opinion? Since the elected government of the US is to blame for these atrocities, the americans who do not support them ought to actively speak out against them.


    (Original post by vienna95)
    ii) "Not every Nazi was at a KZ camp". you suggested US citizens were implicated in or supporters of such abuse.
    Yes. They are supporting it indirectly
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    yeah since every single one of us was at abu graib, i can see how that reflects all of us :rolleyes:
    American **** licker!
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    (Original post by oldthrashbarg)
    Is this a question, or your opinion? Since the elected government of the US is to blame for these atrocities
    the US military is responsible for the actions of its soldiers, not the elected government.

    , the americans who do not support them ought to actively speak out against them.
    the US media, politicians of every nature, icons and celebrities, ordinary citizens coast to coast condemned these acts, unless youre now going to contradict yourself and ask Padfoot to provide 500+ million statements.

    Yes. They are supporting it indirectly
    The German public did little to remove Hitler, certainly guilty of connivance but the majority were not Nazis because they were not implicated or advocates of such behaviour. Less so, the American public are not supporters of such abuse at Abu Ghraib. what exactly were they supporting, other than 99% of a respectable military force?
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    (Original post by ColdFire)
    American **** licker!
    ok...
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    (Original post by an Siarach)
    That said, hes speaking a lot of sense for once there. Interesting post drago.
    Why thank you.

    As for the relevance to this thread.. alot of people hate americans.. so many, in fact.. that its unnerving. That post shows some of the hardships that americans go through.. cope with.. etc.
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    (Original post by Jack Schitt)
    None, drago=naive.
    Wow.. how was that for a post ladies and gents? Real debat winner there! Why thank you mr.. lmao.. SCHITT! For your very relevent comment. Lets grow up a bit before we make another post like that.. ok?.. thanks. :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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