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The Life of a Soldier Author Unknown
Written by unknown   
Feb 24, 2008 at 07:49 AM

The Life of a Soldier -Author Unknown

You stay up for 16 hours
He stays up for days on end.
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.
You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.


You make sure your cell phone is in your pocket.

He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.
You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
You complain about how hot it is.

He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
Your wife makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean
You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.


You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.


 You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.
You see only what the media wants you to see.

He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.
You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you are reading it in English

thank a Veteran


Things that make you think a little:

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq last January.
In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the
Month of January. That's just one American city,
About as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq

When some claim that President Bush shouldn't
Have started this war, state the following:

A. FDR led

us into World War II .

B. Germany never attacked us; Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost.
An average of 112,500 per year.

Truman finished that war and started one in Korea .
North Korea never attacked us.
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ...
An average of 18,334 per year.

D. John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam never attacked us.

E. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost .
An average of 5,800 per year.

F. Clinton
 went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. 
Bosnia never attacked us
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
Times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
Multiple occasions.

G. In the years since terrorists attacked us , President Bush
Has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled
Al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who
Slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining
About how long the war is taking

it took less time to take Iraq

than it took Janet Reno
To take the Branch Davidian compound.
That was a 51-day operation.

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons
In Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find
The Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
Than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his
Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick

It took less time to take Iraq than it took
To count the votes in Florida !!!!

Our Commander-In- Chief is doing a HARD JOB !
The Military morale is high!

The biased

media hopes we are too ignorant
To realize the facts But Wait there's more!

Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don't understand why military personnel
Do what they do for a living. This exchange between
Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
Impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one
man's explanation of why men and women in the armed
Services do what they do for a living

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what
Some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
"How can you run for Senate
when you've never held a real


Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):
"I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.
I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.
My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different
Occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my
Checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was
not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the
Daily cash receipts to the bank."

"I ask you to go with me ... As I went the other day...
To a veteran's hospital and look those men ...
With their mangled bodies in the eye, and tell THEM
they didn't hold a job!

You go with me to the Space Program at NASA
And go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans
O f Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee...
And you look those kids in the eye and tell them
that their DADS didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in
Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends
Buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch
those waving flags

You stand there, and you think about this

And you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

What about you?"

For those who don't remember
During WW.II, Howard Metzenbaum

was an attorney Representing the Communist Party in the USA .
Now he's a Senator!

Last Updated ( Feb 24, 2008 at 08:22 AM )
“Give until it feels good!”
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Dec 23, 2007 at 07:48 AM

At this time of year as we gather with family and friends,

let’s remember the homeless and those who help them every day of the year.”

Please donate to the

Salvation Army

22 S. Texas Ave.

Atlantic City, NJ 08401



Atlantic City Rescue Mission

2009 Bacharach Blvd.

Atlantic City, NJ 08404

(609) 345-5517

“Give until it feels good!”

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Last Updated ( Nov 24, 2008 at 03:41 PM )
Can Iran Be Trusted?
Written by Jennifer Palermo   
Nov 28, 2007 at 11:36 PM

Can Iran Be Trusted?

We must not forget that the Iranian President:
1. Denies the holocaust existed.
2. Sponsors terrorism and supplies terrorists with weapons that are killing our soldiers.
3. He has spoken out on the destruction of Israel and wants to wipe them out.
4. He has allowed public executions and many human rights violations.
5. He has refused for years to verify his nuclear program to the UN. Where is the UN intelligence the last 3 years? Iran is simply not to be trusted. These revelations show that he has been a liar for the past 3 years.
6. He was humiliated by Columbia University President Bolinger by being called "a petty and cruel dictator" and he said Amadeenajad is "simply ridiculous, brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated."
7. There is no need for Iran to have "peaceful" nuclear power when they have so much oil for energy. They still continue to enrich uranium and need to allow UN inspectors in.
8. Senator Biden says this hurts Bush's credibility. On the contrary, this intelligence should show us that Iran can't be trusted and that we are getting intelligence from people inside the country who are willing to speak out.
9. After hearing a dose of reality at Columbia, Chavez's loss and Sarkosy's win, he may be more willing to change his rhetoric. But he still can't be trusted. Like Reagan said, "Trust, but verify." He must stop funding the war in Iraq. Give Israel the right to exist and defend themselves.
10. Now for my opinion...the dems may try to use this to say our intelligence is in a shambles. This is not true. It shows our intelligence is working. With the war in Iraq improving, they may try to use this to attack the repubs. Iran is far from being able to be trusted.

he Bottom Line by Jennifer Palermo

We Must Win the War in Iraq and the War on Terror

Lately I have heard people say President Bush has been our worst president and former President Clinton said today, November 28, 2007, that the war in Iraq was a mistake.

Let me remind everyone:

1. Iraq was harboring terrorists and funding suicide bombers. Enough reason to go to war after 9/11.

 2. With the barrage against our president and the war for the last 2 years by the media- print and broadcast, is it any wonder his poll numbers are low?

3. What people fail to realize is that the terrorists not only want to kill the “so-called misguided republicans” they want to kill the democrats too. All of us. At the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on our air planes, they killed innocents, from all walks of life.

4. The very ones in Hollywood who criticize our policy would be the first to go. Radical Islam has no time for hedonism and debauchery.

5. As for women- if we are ever overthrown by radical extremists the women in America will be wearing burcas and not able to drive. We should be helping to protect the rights of the Iraqi women. Others knowledgeable have said Nancy Pelosi clearly defied the Logan Act by going to Syria, which should have lead to imprisonment of  three years and a heavy fine.

6. Iranian President Amadeenajad already stupidly said he will fill the vacuum in Iraq. Is that what we want? For him to control the Middle East oil? Hillary says the first thing she will do is carefully bring the troops home from Iraq. Is that a winning strategy? I think not. A friend from Iran told me the Iranian people do not hate us. They are afraid of their president.

7. In spite of constant attacks in the media and by the democratic candidates, we still have brave men and women who volunteer and put their lives on the line to protect us and they are still enlisting. Brave Iraqis are standing up. The surge is working.

8. Our system is not perfect. Imperfect people do inhumane things as witnessed at Abu Ghrab and improvements at our medical hospitals were overdue. But we have learned from our mistakes.

9. God bless Tony Blair and our allies who have stood with us in spite of great odds against them. He gets it. So does Sarkozy. Blair told newscaster Brian Williams that the peace process is difficult, but he did not give up on the peace process in Ireland. That is what leaders do.

10. If we are ever to get an upper hand on the war on terror, we must free ourselves from dependency on foreign oil. We must drill on our land. Sooner than later. We must win the war on terror and sacrifice to do so.  

My  wish this Christmas- 1. Oil independence. 2 National Unity 3. We take the War on Terror seriously. 4. Stability and peace in the world, safety for our troops and wisdom for our leaders.

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