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“Comfort Women” aren’t unique to Japan or Korea. In the US military they’re called service women.

As a South Korean court decides that Japan owes more compensation to the Korean women it abducted during WWII to serve as “Comfort Women” for the Japanese troops, we should own up to the reality that all militaries rely on … Continue reading

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Mr Trump sells veterans at auction to private entities

Ahem… I’m older. 57. I get discounts for being a Senior AND a Vet. And I believe His Royal Stupidness is not morally fit to be a janitor. If you shake his hand, count your fingers immediately after, and since … Continue reading

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Right to Rest Law…

Today, as I was going with Miss Johnnie to her orthopaiedic office -I saw crews taking the life-supporting humble belongings from the camps of the poorest people in Colorado.  If you can’t get into shelter you don’t have any rights … Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs budget on CSPAN right now.

They’re temporarily raising funding, but Rep Phil Roe R Tennessee is talking cutting (redirecting) Appeals. Meaning anybody who is screwed by the Privatization Dr Roe also advocates, doesn’t get an appeal.  Then there’s the Really Big Dead Elephant Stinking Up … Continue reading

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How to honor and support Veterans

Don’t make so many of us. It’s that fucking easy. Stop the damned War(s) For Profit. Which would that be, says you? Easy. ALL of them. Nobody in my lifetime and I’m going to be 57 on thanksgiving, we have … Continue reading

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DO US soldiers know what they sign up for? Horror? Mass murder? Burn pits? PTSD. Disability. Homelessness. Viagra.

It was a crass thing for Trump to say to a recent war widow, but of course it’s also fundamentally said in praise of brave men. They knew what they signed up for. But do American soldiers know what they … Continue reading

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POW-MIA. Not forgotten or forgiven.

The POW-MIA flag used to represent a renegade popular sentiment that our military wasn’t taking seriously the American soldiers left behind in Vietnam. Now the same flag flies from the flapoles of federal buildings like VA facilities. I think the … Continue reading

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Since when is challenge to a dictator “anti American”?

This is of course crap. The person who posted that in the Op Ed page is supposedly a Patriot, telling a Chief Warrant Officer what he may or may not say To him I say, “punk, if you want to … Continue reading

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Of course it was the 7th cavalry at Nogun Ri

Even the rightest wing-est extremist in Texas don’t hold a candle to Some Colorado Wingnuts, the ones who call Natives “prairie niggers” or “wagon burners”, especially when any negative reviews of the Seventh Cavalry massacres. Like Wounded knee, a vengeance … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell wants Romney to run for Congress

Oh goody. Another draft-dodging war profiteer to slap around. “Gee, I wish i was with you boys, getting my ass shot off in the rice paddies, jungles and the mean streets of Saigon but I had this little old LDS … Continue reading

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Trump and his posse plan to raise funds by selling “federal assets”

But Trump and Perry in particular have a notion that Indian lands belong to the Federal Government. Just what do they believe will happen when the Tribes respond with violence instead of peace? Maybe I should write that a little … Continue reading

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St Paddy’s Day Massacre, deja vu all over again

Yeah. It’s approaching the tenth anniversary of the time the IRA took our money, gave us our permit, let us go to the second intersection and had the CSPD Goon Squad attack us, supposedly because we had banners protesting the … Continue reading

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NRA says Terrorism, media threaten civilization

They should know, they’ve aligned themselves, along with the President of the United States, with white supremacists especially the Klan and Aryan Brotherhood. Also, if you’re in the military and appear white, they WILL try to recruit you. The Klan … Continue reading

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Why the constant Trump Thumping?

Well, it’s like Bush Bashing. Or holding Obama responsible for his actions, or the police or any other governing entity. In a tax-subsidized democracy or if you’re of the right wing sort, republic.  Either way, we pay these assholes. They’re … Continue reading

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Veterans Stand is geared up and ready to “Roulons Y” against TrumpDAPL

By and large the protests and standoffs by the Kolas have been really peaceful. At least by the Protectors. Of course the cops and National Mercenary Guard tell a far different story with their actions. Blowing off a paramedic’s arm … Continue reading

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General Wall Street Mad-Dog

Trump’s nominee for Secretary of something or another important bureaucracy. And supports more wars. Trump gonna stop the wars WHEN? Not our lifetime, according to their schedule. This comes at a cost. So much for Fiscal Conservatives. They must mean … Continue reading

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Breaking the DAPL Kettle

There’s a detachment of war veterans including the son of General Wesley Clark backing up the resistance at Standing Rock. Mutiny is in the air and the unlawful attack by the National Guard and Police Corporation Minions against the Lakota … Continue reading

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Agent Orange Blues

Recently Monsanto did for Bayer what Dupont and Dow had done to Monsanto and each other in a massive flustercluck. Passed the ball. Can’t play on one field anymore so they take the ball to another stadium. That’s a horrible … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen: Spring Offensive & PTSD

You won’t find a more haunting depiction of battle induced PTSD than the last two stanzas of Wilfred Owen’s Spring Offensive. You’ll be curious no doubt to double back on the setup: troops being marched to the frontline, the idyllic … Continue reading

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Talking back is not a Crime…

Something the Cops should remember because they actually have to learn some of the law and take written and oral tests to ensure they don’t do something like pepper-spray or taser or use a club in a classic beat-down at … Continue reading

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Confederate flag still flies over Denver

DENVER, COLORADO- All eyes have been on South Carolina, Bree Newsome, and the White Supremacist rallies which have percolated since, but Colorado indignants could note that a Confederate battle flag does still fly over Denver. The historic Riverside Cemetery commemorates … Continue reading

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Iwo Jima, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Memorial Day

There appears to be no more popular symbol of American patriotism and resiliency than the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. Do Americans think Mount Suribachi overlooked Pearl Harbor? (As if Hawaii in the mid-Pacific was even US manifest … Continue reading

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Because you supported the troops, today we have to f-ck the police

If there’s a chant that unites protesters across America it is “FTP!” No matter the issue, from BLM to GMOs, excessive use of force by police against dissenting citizens is the common grievance. The UN has even condemned US human … Continue reading

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WWII vet, age 92, finally diagnosed with PTSD why, because we care?

Sgt. Stanley Friedman, a 92 yr-old veteran of the WWII North African campaign, was finally diagnosed with PTSD. Pro bono lawyers couldn’t even verify his service records, but after sixty years of denying his claims, the VA has at last … Continue reading

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Here’s another one for ANZAC Day…

So, it was on or just before ANZAC Day four years ago, the last veteran of Gallipoli died.   And I truly do get a bit sad and angry, betimes, when these guys are held up as a reason FOR … Continue reading

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