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the costs of war - care for US veterans now more expensive than Air force or Navy Budget

https://soundcloud.com/user-111752142/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends

https://www.defensenews.com/podcasts/2019/03/18/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends-podcast/

$750 Billion Defense Spending Budget 2020,

Image/photo$750 Billion divided by 0.327 Billion Americans equals to = $2293.58 costs per American capita p... Show more...
 
the costs of war - care for US veterans now more expensive than Air force or Navy Budget

https://soundcloud.com/user-111752142/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends

https://www.defensenews.com/podcasts/2019/03/18/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends-podcast/

$750 Billion Defense Spending Budget 2020,

Image/photo$750 Billion divided by 0.327 Billion Americans equals to = $2293.58 costs per American capita p... Show more...
 

#VA decides to retroactively pay #veterans


#Wilkie’s statement Thursday means VA will go back through its education claims prior to December 2019 to ensure that all veterans are paid correctly. The secretary also clarified that all GI Bill recipients who had been impacted by delayed or incorrect payments in the past academic year would have their housing benefits “based on Forever #GI Bill rates.”

And in the end, they made up their mind and decided that not paying the veterans due to circumstances they were not able to influence would be a bad idea to a country that counts so much on its soldiers. Well, who could have thought that? It's only sad to see that it has to be publicised before they act. It's not a turn out of be... Show more...
 

#Facebook blurs #PresidentialSeal

The #video of #Trump giving #gratitude to #veterans has the #Presidential-Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what #Google does for #faces and #license-plates on #Streetview, but requires dedicated computer resources – it doesn't happen by accident…


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USA #Veterans Day (originally known as #Armistice Day)



Just a suggested read...

War is a Racket


by Smedley Butler

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epub
https://dia.so/2zN

"Chapter 1

War Is a Racket

WAR IS A RACKET. IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very... Show more...
 

USA #Veterans Day (originally known as #Armistice Day)



Just a suggested read...

War is a Racket


by Smedley Butler

Image/photo

epub
https://dia.so/2zN

"Chapter 1

War Is a Racket

WAR IS A RACKET. IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very... Show more...
 

Donnie didn't join Macron and Merkel to commemorate the fallen soldiers due to bad weather


Since I am in the mood to remind all of you about Donnie's bad behaviour, his antisocial and hypocritical response to Veterans Day, you can read it here again. Also, the White House announced his absence on Saturday, which is yesterday. If he attended it, they would have corrected their statement, or what those fake news spread.

This goes out to all skeptics who told me that I was fooled by the mainstream media. ;-)

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #Armistice #VeteransDay #Dignitiy #Indiginity #Veterans #WWI
 

To stop wars, cut off the supply of recruits


Federal courts have ruled we have the right to counter the message of recruiters in the schools. The revolution we engender must course through the schools. We can no longer afford to cede our neighborhood schools to the corporatists and the militarists. Wars start in our high schools, and this is where we can help to put an end to them.

#honor #veterans #stop #war #recruiting
Military Recruiting and How to Confront it
 

Armistice Day was hijacked and renamed


How in heck did Armistice Day become #Veterans Day? Established by #Congress in 1926 to "perpetuate #peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations, (and later) a day dedicated to the cause of world peace," Armistice Day was widely recognized for almost 30 years. As part of that, many churches rang their bells on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the hour in 1918 that the guns fell silent on the Western Front by which time 16 million had died in the horror of #World #War I.

To be blunt about it, in 1954 Armistice Day was hijacked by a militaristic US congress and renamed Veterans Day. Today few Americans understand the original purpose of Armistice Day, or even remember it. The message of peace seeking has been all but erased. Worst of all, Veterans Day has devolved into a hyper-nationalistic quasi-religious celebration of war and the putatively valiant warriors who wage it. We no longer have a national day to recognize or reflect upon international peace.
Bring Back Armistice Day and Honor the Real Heroes
 

Truth from the mouth of those who know


"I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it." ~ Major General US Marine Corps and Antiwar Activist, Smedley Butler

#war #veterans #knowledge #fight for #capitalism #business not for #freedom #honor #country
 

When I think of Veteran's Day, this is the group I honor.


#Veterans for #Peace #honor #humanity - NO MORE #war for #politics #money #power

Statement of Purpose

We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally
  • To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war 

  • To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations 

  • To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons 

  • To seek justice for veterans and victims of war 

  • To abolish war as an instrument of national policy. 

    To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.
https://www.veteransforpeace.org/who-we-are
 

White House proclaims November to be National Veterans and Military Families Month


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#families #formerpresidentronaldreagan #house #military #month #national #nationalveteransandmilitaryfamiliesmonth #november #oannewsroom #presidentronaldreagan #presidenttrump #proclaims #veterans #white
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White House proclaims November to be National Veterans and Military Families Month
 
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Sixty-thousand British War #veterans are ‘ #homeless’ #or #suffering ‘mental health’ issues

politicalite.com
 

Pence Honors Service Members At Korean War Veterans Memorial





#honors #korean #koreanwarveteransmemorial #members #memorial #mikepence #oannewsroom #pence #service #veterans #war #whitehouse
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Pence Honors Service Members At Korean War Veterans Memorial
 
"I think, at first, there’s a sort of thrilling feeling," Astore says. "I’m like all the other fans: a big plane goes overhead — ‘Wow!’ That's kind of awe inspiring. But at the same time, to me, it’s not something that I see should be flying over a sports stadium before a baseball game or a football game. You know, these are weapons of death. They may be required, but they certainly shouldn't be celebrated and applauded."
Astore grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, the bare-knuckle town of famed boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler. He’s an avid Red Sox fan, and when he watches sports, he sees the perpetual selling of war, and something very cynical: patriotism for sale, with troops as bait.


#baseball #mlb #sport #sports #usa #military #veterans #militarism #capitalism #commercialism #paidpatriotism #fakepatriotism
 

Mike Pence Honors Veterans Who Died In Combat On Memorial Day





#combat #day #died #honors #memorial #memorialday #mike #mikepence #nationalmilitarysurvivorseminar #oannewsroom #pence #veterans
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Mike Pence Honors Veterans Who Died In Combat On Memorial Day
 

Paul Newman was determined to help veterans in need, says close friend


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#close #determined #friend #help #need #newman #paul #says #veterans
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Trump to quickly sign veterans care bill if Congress passes


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#bill #care #congress #passes #quickly #sign #trump #veterans
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Veterans, GOP Fight for #MidTerms2018 - Support #Trump



#Veterans, you are needed to #MAGA as Senators and campaigners at #midterms2018! You #Veterans represented 80% of US #Senators in 1977 ; yet only 20% today. Resist illegal operations of the #DeepState: American patriots needed for #MidTerms. Serve as Senators! #Speakout! #Election2018 #GOP #RedWaveRising2018 #VoteRed2018 #1A #2A Veterans' statistics from last Midterms: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-pn-veterans-senate-20141105-story.html #Veterans #Veterans

After years of declining numbers, veterans in Senate may gain a seat

After years of declining numbers, veterans in Senate may gain a seat
 
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