You are so right about a sense of tension saturating this country, and of course, what happens in and to the last superpower is going to effect the rest of the world...we're too globalized for it not to be so.
With your experience as a soldier, you and Skeeter can help people like me when we're discussing a military issue and that may be lots more than you can imagine because 'war on terror' is a part of EVERYTHING anymore.
We either have our heads firmly entrenched in the sand just like GWB,Tom Ridge, and the others surrounding Bush want us to, OR we're believing everything the media tells us, whether or not it's the truth because we're still functioning under the illusion that the Constitution is alive and well, intact with the Bill of Rights.
This site www.takebackthemedia.com
, along with TVNL can help interpret many things for us. I'm still somewhat of a fledgling looking for truth...no, we're not going to hear about the cancer risks our soldiers are taking...are you kidding? We can't even see their bodies coming home in their flag-draped caskets! At www.takebackthemedia.com
, you can click on the link and find out just who owns what news media...it's an eye opener!
AND in Bush's 2005 budget, he only wants to give veterans with the most severe service-related disabilities elegibility for VA nursing homes
, thus reducing the number of VA nursing home beds by about 5,000.
the plan, arguing that the "plan comes at a time when the demand for long-term care services is high." (Source: www.aarp.org/bulletin
The May issue)
I know one thing, FTW...I've never felt so passionate about an election in all of my life...because I feel that our way of life is at stake...this is not just another Presidential election and I hope every American of voting age understands that.
John Kerry must be elected and then the public must demand that our media start behaving more responsibly. We must demand the truth from our elected leaders from the President on down.
Give the Bushies 4 more years, with their big corporation connections, including the corporations that own the news medias, and you've not seen anything yet like what won't be reported and what WILL be reported.
I'm getting my passport up to date!