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May 31, 2010 in Campaign 2010, Family values, Uncategorized | Tags: Afghanistan, Arlington Cemetery, Armed Forces, Civil War, Iraq, Korea, Our Fallen Heroes, Pearl Harbor, The Price of Freedom, the ultimate sacrifice, USMC, Vietnam, WWI, WWII | 1 comment
Arlington National Cemetery
January 28, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Ann Coulter, Armed Forces, Casualty Count, Congressional Record, liberal obsession, Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Rev. Jeremiah Wright | 10 comments
Statistics are Statistics! Statistics don’t Lie!
It does not matter your politics; we must all take pride in our military, and we pay honor to those brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our liberties, our freedoms, over the last 27 years (1980-2007):
The annual fatalities, by any cause, of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2007:
1980 2,392 (Carter)
1981 2,380 (Reagan)
1984 1,999 (Reagan)
1988 1,819 (Reagan)
1989 1,636 (George H W)
1990 1,508 (George H W)
1991 1,787 (George H W)
1992 1,293 (George H W)
1993 1,213 (Clinton)
1994 1,075 (Clinton)
1995 2,465 (Clinton)
1996 2,318 (Clinton)
1997 817 (Clinton)
1998 2,252 (Clinton)
1999 1,984 (Clinton)
2000 1,983 (Clinton)
2001 890 (George W)
2002 1,007 (George W)
2003 1,410 (George W)
2004 1,887 (George W)
2005 919 (George W)
2006 920 (George W)
2007 899 (George W)
Clinton years (1993-2000): 14,107 deaths
George W years (2001-2007): 7,932 deaths
Are you surprised when you look at these figures? They indicate the loss from the two latest Middle East conflicts are less than the loss of military personnel during Clinton’s presidency when America wasn’t even involved in a war–unless you include Bosnia and Mogadishu, Somalia. (Remember Blackhawk Down?) Even more surprising is that in 1980, during Carter presidency, there were 2,392 US military fatalities!
These figures appear to indicate many members of our media and politicians pick and choose the information on which they report–that they present only those “facts” that support their agenda. (Oh, Gosh, Do you think?) Consider the latest census of Americans. It shows the following distribution of American citizens by race:
European descent 69.12 percent
Hispanic 12.50 percent
Black 12.30 percent
Asian 3.70 percent
Native American 1.00 percent
Other 2.60 percent
Many members of the media lead us to believe the military death ratio is off balanced compared to the distribution by race in America. Here are the fatalities by race over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom:
European descent 74.31 percent
Hispanic 10.74 percent
Black 9.67 percent
Asian 1.81 percent
Native American 1.09 percent
Other 0.33 percent
This clearly shows how the media manipulates the statistics and leaves certain facts out. These statistics are from the Congressional Record Service, May 2008. www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf –
December 2, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Armed Forces, chemical warfare, Hal Turner, President-elect Obama | Leave a comment
Websites like radio host Hal Turner have been reporting stories regarding an impending crisis, one that is beyond the imagination of the average member of a free democracy. These stories have been swelling through the cybernews forums for a long time.
But now there are stories being reported by Obama’s media friends that actually underscore and give credence to the concerns that the Hal Turner’s have been expressing. Hal Turner is known as a white supremacist, and can also be anti-semetic and homophobic in his comments, all of which are views that JAMES does NOT espouse. But, take those factors out of the substance of the articles he is posting to view his story with an open mind.
For example, several weeks ago, the blogosphere mentioned that our troops would be used domestically after Obama is inaugurated. Then, a week before Thanksgiving, Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked for a comprehensive report as to how many troops would be necessary on our domestic front should they be needed. That story was followed yesterday by news reports that 15000-20000 troops would be used as “first responders” units because of terrorist warning intelligence information that highlights chemical warfare. It is important to note that the military is STRESSING a role that is not centered around domestic law enforcement because, at least for now, that would be an illegal action.
Bloggers like Hal Turner have also been blogging and reporting about our financial crisis long before it occurred. From reports of the Chinese being angered over the Fannie Mae Freddie Mac debacle to reports of the minting of the Amero (USA/Mexico/Canada version of the Euro), it is apparent that what some people are writing off as conspiracy theories should actually be listened to, maybe with a bit of skepticism, but with an open mind.
Some blog reports have stated that some of our retired military are receiving notices about possible recall. How ironic then, that while talking with acquaintances during the Thanksgiving weekend, it was mentioned that a veteran of two tours in Iraq, out of the military for a few years, ahs just been recalled and sent by the military for medical emergency training! Caught our attention!!
Armed military walking the subways, the airports, the bus terminals! Sounds like Uganda during the reign of Idi Amin!, or North Korea! Obama did promise CHANGE!
November 11, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Armed Forces, Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, democracy, Pres. George Bush, Veterans Day | Leave a comment
Each and every day that we openly discuss politics, or write our views in a blog or comment section of a newspaper, or worship in the church of the faith of our choice, we take for granted that these freedoms and privileges have been protected and honored by the brave sacrifice of those who have served in the Armed Forces of this great Nation.
On this Veteran’s Day, as we watch the Democracy of a transition of power from one leader to our newly elected leader, let us each take a moment to thank our brave veterans, the old and the young alike, for their service, honor, and dedication to family, faith, and country. Let us also remember that the families of our veterans have sacrificed as well, and a debt of gratitude is owed to them as well.