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  1. tonythepa's Avatar
    I had the opposite problem. I wrote home and still have some of those letters saved. However, receiving letters from home was like pulling teeth.How were things at home? Who was getting married? Who was sick or died in the neighborhood? Who had a baby? News in the late 70's came by letter, no IM, face time, blogs, etc. If and when mail arrived it was cool to hear your name called out. It raised your spirits and put a smile on your face in anticipation of a few morsels of information. I am sure I am not the only one who went through this dilemma. Ps Mac you spent 33 months at The Rock of the Marne? Who did you piss off?
    Updated 01-30-2013 at 11:46 PM by tonythepa
  2. djmac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by K9USAFRET
    I'm not quite sure why people believe the fiscal cliff is a scam. My own definition of "fiscal cliff" not only includes taxes, but more importantly the debt and long-term fiscal solvency. The bottom line is that those who think the fiscal cliff is a scam need to go to Greece and live with the riots and unemployment (particularly of the youth), which can lead to nothing less than revolution and as WWI showed, wars to obtain resources, (like oil in Kuwa it and Iraq, or hard minerals in Afghanistan).

    I just find it amazing that after fighting Communism for 20 years, that we can (with our rose-colored glasses) not realize that control of the media, regulations that tell us when to spit, income-redistribution are Communist tenets.
    Why I called the whole fiscal cliff thing a scam was maybe a poor choice to describe the financial issue. I just don't trust our leaders anymore. The rest of your feedback is spot on. Just from my tours in the US Army in 61 through 95 and having been a student of Karl Marks and Frederick Engels, Authors of the Manifesto and the father of Marxism–Leninism, Vladimir Lenin. and MAO
    etc. etc. Having said that I couldn't agree more.
  3. K9USAFRET's Avatar
    I'm not quite sure why people believe the fiscal cliff is a scam. My own definition of "fiscal cliff" not only includes taxes, but more importantly the debt and long-term fiscal solvency. The bottom line is that those who think the fiscal cliff is a scam need to go to Greece and live with the riots and unemployment (particularly of the youth), which can lead to nothing less than revolution and as WWI showed, wars to obtain resources, (like oil in Kuwa it and Iraq, or hard minerals in Afghanistan).

    I just find it amazing that after fighting Communism for 20 years, that we can (with our rose-colored glasses) not realize that control of the media, regulations that tell us when to spit, income-redistribution are Communist tenets.
  4. djmac's Avatar
    It's a metaphor "Fiscal Cliff" It's all a scam. A dog and pony show. You say no one will get hurt? Whether we go off or not metaphorically speaking everyone will see their taxes go up. I call that getting hurt.
  5. Longwalker's Avatar
    DMAC : There is no "fiscal cliff!" There are politicians who don't want to make the "scare" go away. It is a simple matter to amend the Tax Code retroactively so no one will be hurt but the politicians and the media want to milk the "scare" for as long as possible.
  6. Longwalker's Avatar
    You were lucky! I had neglected to write home and my mother sent a letter to my company. At the morning formation, the First Shirt called my name. When I answered, he said, in a loud and threatening tone, "write your mother." When I went to the company dayroom to write the letter, I found a crowd of guilty looking troops writing home.