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I agree on the WWVAMC and will add the same for the Spokane VAMC. While they're still trying to figure this all out, I know there are delays in the system, but if you ever walked into the Spokane Center and saw all of the Vets they deal with daily, you would understand. Given that the care is free or a small co-pay is necessary, you can't ask for any better.
I can also understand where some of this may come from; as I've waited at the Pharmacy to pick up prescriptions, with a multitude of signs posted informing all to take a number and wait for your number to be called, there are still those special folks who rules and waiting are too much of a burden on. Yes, that is quite facetious, but having witnessed this for many years now, you must understand that there's no pleasing some folks, there are those that believe they are somehow more important that the rest of us, etc.
All of this new found hero and handshake garbage is also leading into this becoming more of an issue. 99% of the Vets I talk with, like me, know we aren't heroes, are embarrassed by being thanked for our service and being doted on like we're somehow better citizens for our service than those who never served. If people only knew the thousands, maybe millions of folks that served yet were far from upstanding citizens. I knew several who were given the option of jail or service; think about it.
What difference does it make if he was a Marine, a member of any branch of the service, or a civilian? I will tell you; as an Army Drill Instructor for 16 years we taught our soldiers to pay attention, be aware of their surroundings, always rely on yourself as when it comes down to it, that is all you will have to rely on.
So this Marine wasn't paying attention obviously, and so this is someone in DC's fault? Incredible thinking to say the least, and another case of someone believing a person shouldn't accept personal responsibility.
So your loss of memory dictates that his point is invalid? I have 22 years of service in the Army Infantry and was always up for a good and just fight, not what we've been involved in the past 13 years. I can't for the life of me understand why you let personal issues with certain posters guide your typing as it's quite plain to see your replies are nothing more than trying to stir the pot with anyone you disagree with, or have issues with.
Whether your 9 or 90 does not validate your opinion, and while Mr. Valiante has the right to post his opinion, being 90, a WWII vet, or any other criteria, again does not validate an opinion. We all have them, some use them more wisely than others, but opinions based in fact are the most valid of any because they cease to be opinions as they are fact!
Personally, having served with too many that were so far from being upstanding, worthwhile individuals, I'm darn happy we don't have mandatory service commitments in the USA, that would be the biggest mistake we could make.
Now everyone piece together the letters and you can understand why the PD spent 7 g's to get their MRAP. Seriously though, as a weapons expert trained by our government, I was actually appalled when I purchased my Mossberg 500 (police special) at a gun show here last year. The gentleman I purchased it for, a private individual sale, informed me he needed to see my ID. I took it out, started to handed it to him, and he (and some friends with him) laughed, and said "I just need to see you have it I don't need to look at it."
Perhaps some don't see the irony ion this, but for all he knew, or anyone for that matter, I could have been a felon, it could have been an ID I found, borrowed, or stole. Pretty sad if you ask me!You will never convince me there's even a slim possibility of the Govt. taking our weapons, just read the few responses here, and know that those making the charges have millions of like minded individuals in their corner, and no matter the greater ferocity of weapons that could be used against us, it WON'T happen! No Country like ours, the size of ours, nor the armed to the teeth like our private citizenry is will allow that to occur.
Registration is not the dreaded end-all to private weapon ownership as many try to make us believe, but the common sense behind why it won't will never be accepted by those who chicken-little any act they believe is an infringement to gun ownership.
I'm guessing most people that read your response knew exactly what you were saying.
I am very surprised no one commented on Allesio's snotty attitudish letter. Randy, as a career police officer you should know a lot better, though you've had some attitude issues before this. You really don't need to remind anyone of the difficulties police face daily, I guess my fellow Spokanites can just be glad you're not employed here; you'd be shooting people left and right.
Just because someone wears a uniform, whether it be police, fire or military, holier than thou attitudes don't go very far. As a Drill Instructor for 16 years I trained thousands of soldiers but always knew when and where I needed to be tough or talk tough, and never used condescending gibberish such as what you laced your letter with.
A reader doesn't even have to guess when an anti windmill letter/post is in the U-B, the author is 99% of the time the same person. What a load of nonsense, what kind of mechanical mind do you work with. 'windmills cannot remain stopped for very long or their blades will warp, and their shafts will droop, and their bearings will develop flat spots and their hydraulic oil will turn to glop' What a complete load of nonsense to claim windmills are designed any different that say car, motorcycle, heavy and farm equipment, or any other type of engine. A motor not running does not cause the effects pointed out here, otherwise, any and all engines could never sit idle for long periods of time, including lawn mowers as stated in this letter.
Allowing spite to cloud judgment is commonplace these days as several entities employ any and all forms on nonsense to fight that which they so obviously disapprove of.
So you're intimating that Democrats don't love this Country? Seems a might haughty of you to opine such a blanket theory. I suppose you believe this Country would do better with a Party that can't even control itself to run the Country? While I am of neither party persuasion, I can certainly see the fallacy behind a one party run Country, how could politics blind anyone into not understanding the dire problems a one party system would bring?
That's the consequence of cherry picking TV/Internet news from biased or unreliable sources..
Hopefully, someone with sense will see to it that these things get banned and/or outlawed before our streets get ground up anymore. What limited value studded tires have is far outweighed by the destruction to our streets and highways.
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