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Why I can't vote Republican,

Let me count the reasons...

First off who doesn't love fiscal responsibility in thier government! Of coarse I do. So does anyone Republican or Democrat I can think of. BUTTTT if I subscribe to the independent ideals of Republicans, including less government and privacy, which sounds great, I am also forced to deal with thier extreme religious influence. They are pro life, anti choice. And although some claim to be tolerant of cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother, many are not even tolerant of that.

They oppose gay marrige because of religious ideaology and to me its a civil rights issue. If we are supposed to be free in the pursuit of happiness who is anyone to say who that is with. It shouldn't be anyones bussiness if all are supposed to have the same freedoms. If government is not supposed to dicate our personal lives then why does the Republican party relentlessly pursue based on religious ideals laws that keep people seperated and uphold thier ideologies. Filing referendum and bill after bill meant to oppose such equality. Every reason I can think of is hypocritical.

The Republicans have spent the last few years opposing everything to do with affordable healthcare. They label it Obama care, when it meant to make it reliable and affordable and available for more people, the insurance industry has lobbied against it and used every connection they have to belittle it and distract from the fact that if everyone had healthcare available to them, and it focused on preventive medicine it would be WAY cheaper for everyone. Not for inusarance maybe, but for us. FOR EVERYONE!!

And in my opinion we are the greatest society in history, yet we do not have universal healthcare??? I mean what the fuck! Free enterprise and equal quality health care should not be in competition. It should be a right. If our society had equal health care and education, then it realy would be an equal society and that would not hurt the current go getters, it would add to them. If we had a reward based system to continue to inspire greater knowledge in medicine and other fields then having equality would not mean worse paid doctors and mediocur care, we would still achieve great things with a proper incentive scale.

And I think that higher education should be a given, that is the BEST way to make sure we continue to dominate and compete in the worlds education. Right now we continue to plunge in all areas. If we gave every child and citizen the right to achieve a higher education... what the hell could possibly stand in our way??

The idea of government involed in these things turns people off, the expense. But if people did what was best with common sense then we wouldn't need anyone to step in and tell us the obvious. The poor, sick, mentaly ill, young, old, they all need support and if it was a given they had the proper education and health and mental care than we would be a much better society. And if it was a given we could keep the cost at a predictable rate and same with education. In a society that medical and education were equal, then we could really say that we were the greatest nation on earth.

But currently we suffer in a society of classes, we are not even allowed to admit it. The rich keep getting richer, the poor poorer. And we are unamerican if we say we deserve to be treated equaly to the rich. That if we just keep struggling day to day that if we deserve it we will prosper. BULLSHIT. I have been stuck where I have been for years, and there is no end. I will never be rich. Probably never secure. I never know when I will have healthcare coverage and depend on the state to make sure my daughter can access healthcare.

I don't talk to my mom much anymore, I have reasons. But one of them..... Politic's. She supports the Tea party.......... I almost want to throw up. She has even posted on FB she does it for me and and my daughter. OMG. I can't think of anything more repulsive currently, it is an election year.

Why you ask... I was raised on welfare. 6-18, long time right. Thank god or what would we have done. I have asked the state for assistance many times, we collect unemployment. My daughter is on state medical. Yet my Mother, who used to be a democrat now sides with republicans. Not only republicans, but tea partyist.... I know, how do you raise your kids on welfare and then support the teaparty...... I really have NO CLUE.

How do you raise your kids on welfare and then act like it never happened and want to jepordize that safety line from other mothers and familys. I really don't know. In fact I have struggeled so much with this question I have avoided my mother for a very long time. If she reads this she will finaly know. If not, well it will go on as it has been... my complete disbelief she no longer thinks of what she needed or what she asked for help with. And not to mention, she doesn't mind taking flood checks when thier property floods. To me the is just..... oh it has a name but she may read this..... But it smacks of hypocracy.

Religion should NOT dicate our politics. Equality should. We should be free to pursue our religious beliefs with out government interfering, that means any any ares of society. And if we are ever to be really equal that we need to have an equal playing feild. Great medicine available to ALL and great education available to ALL!!! That is the only way to achieve equal rights.

Ok and now to mention my other irratation this election year. They keep going on how its more aggresive and the attacks are more this year. Well I disagree I have all heard it before, what is pissing me off.... The complete and total lack of respect for the office of the president. More than half the country voted him in. I AM happy with what he could accomplish in the complete abstructionist postion that the tea party has taken.

I am happy I no longer have to explain to my international friends why the former president Bush wouldn't listen to anyone and I am very happy with how Obama has repaired many of the relationships with the rest of the world that Bush so casualy in his self arragance destroyed. We are the greatest county on Earth, but rubbing it in everyones face is a BAD idea! I am estatic that Obama supported equal pay for women! He took down Bin laden, has laid waste to al queda. He has dealt with the lame duck and most uncoopertive congress in history. He has not been able to bring back a boom in the economy but he did stop the downward spirl and if he wasn't being sabataged at every turn would have given us a bigger more effective stimulas.

And this is just my own belief, but I do believe the the top 1% has set out to sabatage the economy to make Obama look even worse. The claim is that insecurity in the economy keeps people from investing, But as I know and most know most investment funds come from bigger sources who are purposely controling the market to make it look worse. Withholding funds and investments, literaly sabataging the economy to make the government and obama look even worse. Why, so they can influence and control the election, why, to continure thier agenda to deregulate and make the rich richer.

People won't agree with me, but I have had that arguement. I can't believe that the way it is, is fair or how it is meant to be. We can be greater. We could save money by being smarter, we could enclude everyone, young, old, gay, straight, born here or not. The is more of us that suceed, the better we can all be......

I have more to say but that will do it for now. Thanks for reading if any one did, please leave me note and tell me.

I have so much more to say but it is hard fitting it in one post and it being a onesided conversation. So much more..,,

Ok, back again. To add to what I have said please see some of the comments. And

The question this morning all over the news is are we better off than we were 4 yrs ago!

And the answer my friends is Yes!
We live in a safer world, Osama bin laden is dead, al queda is in ruin. The Arab spring is rising, which for those that don't know what that means, middleeast is moving towards a more democratic society. Some aren't going peacefully, but its more progress than I expected. There is much unrest, but that is the way it has to be with such big differances in opinions and changes. We are only in one war, not two, and we are leaving. Which although some say we shouldn't, it is on the schedule Bush and the Republican set.
And although we do wish we had a stronger economy, at least its growing and not shrinking. If we had any cooperation in Washington DC than it would be better.
Wallstreet doesnt' have free reign to destroy our economy behind our back using and losing our money to do it.
Not only do we still HAVE a car industry, it is now prospering and creating jobs in better equipped and updated plants.
LBGT civil rights have improved, we still have a long way to go, but there is a Rainbow, pun intended lol
Womens equal pay rights have been put front and center.

We are better off, and those that refuse to see the good and only focus on the bad really are getting on my nerves. Its all rederic and false and misleading and disrespectful and untrue and JEZZZZZ it really just ticks me off!! Republicans lost in 2008 and it seems they will literaly say anything, mostly untruths to attempt to win 2012. I mean every term a democrat is in office the 1% are actually having to pay there fair share. And as of yet they haven't!! The Bush tax cuts haven't even expired yet!!!!!! OMG who would have thought billionares would bitch more than a minimum wage working mother about paying thier fair share of taxes. Yes it is alot more money, but they are also the ones who make most of the damn money! If we can't get fair taxes and they get all breaks and loop holes its literaly a huge part of the GDP not being properly taxed. Thats not fair to rest of us. Damnit!

Well enough for now, I am sure I will be back. The election is still 2 months away. Dang this is going to be a long two months....

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This work was rather flat and the form was a problem
I sat here trying to figure it out,
I skipped a few paragraphs as they were irrelevant to poetry.
So I ended up not liking this write
as it was as bad as I write sometimes.

Having just speed read it again I see it is not a poem but Political...
We must restrain our ways form our own politics as they are irrelevant to people in other countries, Ah! as I live in the UK, that is maybe why I could not find a reference point, sorry, Yours Sparrow

PS:- Re Publican I thought was reference to a landlord of a pub, but that's us English, we have tea parties still here on the Thames it is safer...World Power what does that mean????

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So find more reasons to believe in others..

Thanks Ian,
Yeah this was not a poem or meant to be. It was more of a vent. But thanks for taking time to skim it and you are right, it means little to others around the world. But it is just a blog.

Thanks again,

Julie

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This is a terrific example of why I'm neither Democrat or Republican. BOTH parties are only concerned with the next election as opposed to the good of the people they are elected to represent. You know, I've been self employed for all but a few years of my working life. I've never seen a time such as this in which the federal gov't seems determined to put as many restrictions on business as the can. And althoughit didn't start with emporer Obama it has accelerated under him.
Granted he inherited a mess (one helped into being by the previous Democrat controlled congress) he has done little to alleviate any of the problems being suffered by the middle class. He actually thinks gov't can Produce wealth whenall it can do in fact is confiscate it and redistribute it to it's political cronies. Now health care did and does need overhauling but to do so by bullying a bill through congress without it even being read is not the way. It should be done in a gradual way via a series of bipatisan bills.
Now to the crux of the problems affecting us at this time.Can't afford health insurance, An unsustainable national deficit. Low demand for housing resulting in declining home values. Social security and medicare and medicaid insolvency. The same solution can be applied to all these problems.......Good paying private sector JOBS. And how can the radicals we have in charge now produce jobs when the head man has never even Had a job, and his cronies have been on the public tit so long they think that more gov't is the only answer?
The answer is Not redistributed wealth, it's increasing wealth for everybody. The best way to afford health care is by expanding the middle class and upper class so we can afford the care, and can afford to continue paying for the safety net, and can afford to buy a home.
So anybody who reads this be you democrat, republican, or independent. DON'T let youself be swayed by things that don't matter. The question in this election is only ONE question. Who understands best how to increase the number of well paying jobs? A college professor who only knows theory and Never held or produced a jog....Or a guy who knows by experience how the Real world works ?...............stan PS good to see you back DD

Hi Scribbler,

Thanks taking your time to read this Stan, it was more a vent than anything. I am glad to see you took time to read even if you do have some of the same rederic as Republicans concerning Democrats and the current President. Which is fine, I am cool with your opinions. Since you did bring up a few topics I will comment on those.
As for if the middleclass is better off I would answer, at least it not as bad as it could have been it the same policies that were in effect when it happened were not changed as they were. I do think that the intial stimulas could have been bigger and more effective, but the congress was in a panic and when you speak in such large numbers as to what it takes to actually effect an economy the size of ours, its alot of money. Which the Republican president Bush and the same republican party that is behind Romeny created the deregulated envirnment holding noone responsible at all for making sure it was all legit.
But if you want to get real serious as to what is to blame you can trace it back to the 1971 {talk about a time of strangling regulation} when Nixon a Republican turned our economy into a fiat system and unlinked the value of the dollar to Gold starting the ever increasing devaluing of the American dollar creating the biggest ponsi skeme of all time, our world economy. We will never be what we were as long as our paper is worthless and can just be borrowed and printed. Anyways back to your comment..
Obama does not believe Government produces wealth, or in spreading the wealt around. He is not a socialist and does not want bigger Government. That is all Rederic. He is a Harvard Law Graduate. He is a Social and Cival rights activist, and a Civil rights law professor. A Senator, a father, husband and a good Christian valued person. So Although he does not have Military Service he does have alot of Civic service. Including the thankless job of being President amoungst a hostil envirnment, more hostil than any previous presidancy. People have always disagreed with the President, they haven't always been so disrespectful.
As for the Cronies, both parties have them also lobbiest. But most democrats sincerly want minimal government, they just also think it worth working to offer a responsible resilant reliable socialnet for society.
And I can never vote for the draft dodging Vulture capitolist that Romeny claims as his "Work" history. He keeps spouting about sports authority and stapels as his banner of corporate success. In WA, where I live, those two company went out of bussiness and left over a decade ago. I do think there might be a couple of staples left but they are of no consequece in real jobs or a good example of his bussiness leadership. As for his Olympic success, well that would make him a great but kisser and he is probably well organized, but to me does not make him qualified to run a county. As for spending Vietnam in France, lucky him. My Uncle was there, why not him. Although I kid myself, his father was a govenor he would have been a commisioned officer behind the lines in a desk job anyways.
As for who has produced Jobs, Obama has 29 months of growth, could it be better OF COARSE! But it could have also been worse. Much much worse.

Thanks for the welcome Stan! Thanks for taking time to read and comment. Even if we do disagree ;->!

Julie

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The big mistake in the stimulus was where it was applied. The vast majority of it went to banks and public sector jobs. Seems I read that the numbers worked out to about $30,000 for evey man woman and child in this country.Some of the banks should have been allowed to fail and the largest should have already been split up. It happened to Standard Oil and the banks are no different as far as their monopolistic practices. I'm still undecided on the auto bail out. If they ever pay All the money back then it could be considered a sucess. But if them and the banks and the public sector employees, where was the bail out for the construction sector? I guess being mainly non-union, they don't deserve it. If one wanted to see a real stimulus most of the money should have gone directly back to the tax payers. even $20,000 per household would have resulted in people buying cars, paying down debt( maybe avoiding foreclosures) and a spike in savings (investment capital). That would have at least put the money directly into the hands of those who will now have to pay it back.

As to the present occupant of the white house.I blame the senate more than him. They have failed miserably in doing their jobs. One of the basic jobs of the senate is to approve a budget each year. Harry hasn't even allowed a budget to be debated on the senate floor, much less voted on. In my opinion this is grounds for his impeachment. They have also failed to overturn executive branch power grabs which are in direct violation of existing federal laws. I think Obama is an affable guy and probably a fun guy to be around. But like most academics he is extreme in his left leaning views. He , by the way, actually said the wealth should be spread around.He was raised by his grandmother who doubtless received( ans deservedly) tax money for doing so.His college degrees were not paid for with his own money. The "job" he had as a community organizer was not a job in which actual results were required and once again his pay was from taxpayers. Same with when he was senator. Now it's not his fault that he has no idea how the private sector works.....he's never been in it.

And I don't think I ever brought up his lack of military experience. Since neither candidate has any, it's not an issue.

It has gotten to the point in this country that the people most qualified to lead find the job so distasteful that they leave it to others. So having no really good candidate to choose from (It's been decades since we Have). we must pick from among the culls. We've had 4 years of Obama and 6 years of a democrat controlled federal government.I'm ready to start cursing somebody different for it's getting old watching the same ones making their same mistakes................stam PS Wouldn't it be great if the politicians could also be civil in their discourse as we are?

Hi Stan,

There is flaws in the intial bail out, but no doubt it was aimed at stopping the downward spirl not a cure all. It was also not centered on the public center or on banks, they had thier own bills, regulations and mistakes Which the Republicans and tea party checked out on early and publicly declared thier main goal in 2010 as focusing on overturning Obama in 2012. Since then their has been no progress.
So abmittedly we have not had a home run on sucess, but this is also has been an extreme sitituation. What the stimulas DID focus on was infrastructure and making funds available to stop the downward spiral of homeowners. The Banks undoubtably benefited in there own bill but that is SEPERATE from the stimulas. The bailouts are seperate than the stimulas. They were negotiated on the side in extreme circustances and meant as a way to stop the impending diasters from occuring. Now the Bail out did have alot of funds focused on failing infrastructure and stabilizing the economy and tons of money went to keeping family above water, which is not mean they were succesfull just that they could live. That was not Ideal which is why the stimulas could have been bigger and created more jobs and been more succesfull. As for funds to the taxpayer, for working familys that would have worked. But for unemployed familys it would only be a band aid. a very short and small one. Infrastructure, advancement are the road to more jobs.
We have also had the biggest return to manufaturing since worlf war 2, And we are on the road to energy independace. The whole keystone pipeline was Republican rederic. IT was not approved localy for the President to even approve. We have also had the biggest increase in domestic oil production since Obama took office. Do we have regulations, yes, may there be more, YES, but they are meant to protect the people,and NOT THE RICH. Every side has a story and I can see what the Republican see, I just see a bigger picture and CAN"T agree.

As for military expirence, your right I brought it up. Neiter have expirence, but I do think it matters. And although they both don't have military expirence, in my opinion Civic leaders are a the ying to the yang of the military. And Obama is not the age for Vietnam draft. Romeny is. And although Romeny is a lawyer and a bussinessman, he is not a Civil rights lawyer or a lawyer who fights for the little guy. And as a Vulture Capitolism that Bain epitimizeses is fairly despicable. He created Bain, that is how he approaches bussiness, he is the reason that Bain company policies proved them to be less then admirable in their choice of bussiness practices.

As for the Democrat being in control for 6 years, under a Republican president everything they put forward was vetoed and twarted due to bipartisain rederic. And they did not have the approtunity to back Obama before republicans and the teaparty started obstructing everything insight. Not to mention the budget set by Bush reached more then 2 yeares into Obamas presidenany and after the Tea party abstructionist took over the house and prevented anything from getting done.

Tonight I watched Obama revealed on CNN and last week I watched Romenys. It sharpened my memory more than ever and made me 100% positively I support President OBAMA!

Oh so much more to say,,anyways thanks for commenting Stan,

Julie

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You seem to think I'm a big fan of the republican party. Let me reiterate, I'M AN INDEPENDENT. I've Never voted a straight party ticket. I vote according to how I'll be affected second and how the country will be affected first. The present administration has surrounded itself with left wing radicals and refused to reign in their extra-legal excesses, His attorney general spends his time suing states for doing the jobs he refuses to do but which are mandated in the constitution. The AG even acts as a union toady(as does the NLRB by trying to keep companies from expanding into right to work states. The empeorer also sidesteps his authority by issuing decrees that are in direct violation of the laws of the land. As to obstructionists, Reid has not even allowed debate of any budget submitted . A direct failure to uphold the main function of the senate. And I'll say again....the government can not create jobs without private sector money. The "jobs" they've created have all been temporary and created with borrowed money. Anybody knows you can't borrow your way out of debt.

And where is the executive leadership? A president MUST be involved in negotiations between the house and senate. Guess it doesn't fit in with his scheduled fund raising and golfing.His idea of international leadership is to go around apologizing for everything our evil empire has ever done, placating enemies and ignoring allies.

I'm not saying Romney is the best alternative. I AM saying he is preferable to who we have now. An academic theorist who has no idea how the real world works because he's never been in the real world. Make no mistake, I will once more not be voting For one candidate, I'll be voting against one..............stan PS I think this debate is a good thing and it's way better it take place on a blog rather than on poetry stream

Hi Stan,

No, I definetly got you are an indepent. Did you like the independant govenor Chafee who spoke at the DNC and explained why he could not support the republican directive anymore? And although fiscal responsibility had always tied him to the Republican party he can not abide by how they intrude on peoples choices of who they love, who can serve thier country and that it is our country that can offer us a fair and level playing field. Just wondering. I enjoyed his speech and have always claimed independent leaning Democrat. most do go out on the limb because it can be so unpopular with family or friends. But I do live in a state of more independents then followers. But sinvce Independents still lack the size, people,. popularitity, canidate and ability. GO OBAMA!

AS FOR UNIONS MISTER STAN WHO I LOVE AND RESPECT, YOU HAVE STEPPED IN IT. My Husband is Union. He is bettered and well traiined and educated then some regular labor in absestos, blue prints, grading, and 100 other areas that other less trained workers are just waiting to hurt themselves and not have medical coverage and someone to protect his civil rights as a worker entitled to a decent wage, benifits and guaruntes of safety on the Job.
Unions are not corrupt, those that claim it live in the 60's and earlier. And even then, some unions may have been corrupt BUTTT most were created to protect he workeres right to a fair wage and safe working conditions!
With out minimum wage, safetly guidline, and fair working practices and wage for higly demanding and dangerous jobes we would literaly be slaves of the 1% We deserve even more.
It also ticks me off that people assume that people only do things to profit and that people only invest to see the money. Most have that motivation, but its is not enough not alone. People to it because the feel it, believe it, why else would you?
We all need to make money,. prosper, Support our family. BBBUUTTT I think there is more than enough examples in this world that its not all just for selfish reasons. Mother Theresa, Gandi, George Washington, Lincoln, Rosevelt, Kennedy and in my very firm belief and opinion OBAMA

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Nowhere did I say the unions are corrupt. Unions have their place but so do right to work states. I was referring to the NLRB with the AG's backing trying to close down the new Boeing plant here in S.C. because they were locating in a state which doesn't require union membership. I fully expect all groups of people (including unions) to stand up for their rights, but only to the extent they don't trample others' rights in doing so.

And of course many people invest for things other than profit. But it's the profit that allows them to make charitable contributions and do other things which take money. It was profit which allowed Bill Gates to contribute billions to charity after all............stan

some I was aware of, some not. On Facebook I get postings from Rett's ultra-conservatism at one extreme to "I Acknowledge Class Warfare Exists" and "LGBT / Atheist Alliance" at the other (actually I don't regard the latter two as extremes, they more or less reflect my own ideologies [grins])

Thanks for writing this, thoughtful and intelligent. Just my usual weeny peeve, perhaps a tad verbose [don't hit me!] Maybe just a little editing.

cheers,
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Thanks Jess,

I doubt I will edit, its meant as a vent. I didn't even put it to spell check. Glad I could help a little. American politics is anything but straight forward and as long as Corporation are people, Money equals free speech we probably all doomed. Doomed I tell you!!!. Does that sould dour enough, LOL Its serious but it also frusterating. I take the time to think on and study these things, but others just skim over things and support and vote for shit they don't even have a clue about. Its a sad state and Superpacs are the demons of this hell I say. Now I am just getting silly, 6 am here, lack of sleep, must go to sleep....

Later Elf, take care, Thanks for reading!

Julie

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See, we agree on something LOL. In my opinion all election funds should be supplied by taxpayers to the winners of any party which receives a min. od 20% of a vote. This would make corps and pacs moot..........stan

an interesting read -both the write and the comments
it gave me a little insight into your politics (which definitely affect us here in oz)

lol - as for your conspiracy theory - i quite agree

love judy
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'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

our country.

Fight it with belief is all that is necessary.
Unless they want our resources, then the USA will declare war on us.

Don't doubt it for a second. They have done it to everyone else.

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I have always wanted to declare war on the USA and surrender the next day.
Then they can fix everything and pick up the bills LOL Our war debt would be cancelled as they would owe it to themselves..La La
Yours, Sparrow

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

I guess you weren't around whe we war mongerers were saving your country from imperialist Japan..........stan

a smaller country but lost many good men.

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I just get tired real fast of people saying the only reason we go to war is to procure resources................stan

Let's not talk about things we cannot change.
Wars and things let's write about the warriors that fought and those that gave their all.
So that we can be as argumentative as we are without being locked up..
It matters not why people are the way they are, my magic wand doesn't work for this.
It is lessons we must learn, as to the form of poetry.
Shall we choose poetry for now, if there is another war we can then get out our knives,
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

let's not forget those who gave their lives.
But I firmly believe it is the poet's, and every concious person's, imperative to ask why.

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Jess
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I have a lovely picture of my Father here sitting on a chair with his uniform on, behind him are two Gurkha soldiers one on each side.
He was born in 1897 and ran away twice to join his six brothers to fight in the first world war, the third time he was accepted, he was 17 when the war broke out, He fought in Egypt and at some time went through Jerusalem and must have been about 50 yards from where his brother had been killed a few months earlier, and he didn't know..
His brother is buried in the war cemetery of Jerusalem.
But that was a long time ago and there have been many wars since those days, if you remember right I always post a piece about remembrance in November.
I was only pointing out to you and whoever, that to argue on this poetry scene about Politics and past events is not good. It is OK tpo write but not argue about those times..
I have lost, as you probably have, many friends in war zones, and I have been there also making sure that they had the best I could do, no matter what.
In the Hanger where we would make sure that the Helicopters were top line was a notice board with all the crews pictures on, and the ones that had the black border were those that we would not be seeing again.
I don't like it when our poets start eating at each other, that is not the point of Neopoet as you have said many times..
You take care young Elf and know that no matter what, there is more than enough love to go around, Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

in the event of superior hostile attack from those of sea based mobility
of which there are many current roving threats
Australia would and could be held as a land base for the collection and
distrubution of an air force and sea force in which to invade the wave
of security that is now being held by agreements against such an
unfortunate and eventful and possibly eventual attack

it was by the sheer force willpower and lives of Americans who gave
service for their country against the invasion of the Japanese whom were
prepared to invade Austraila with their ally brethren

the flags of the rising sun did not fly on Aus soil nor did the flag of the
socialist germany

Amerika must have its eyes and ears of surveilance upon the rising
and articulated force that can only view it as an island of utmost
importance of strategic conquest and threat

and when and if that doesnt matter we can have poets with typewriters
on the shore putting in peace poems in old wine bottles

Do they still make manual typewriters in Australlia>

Yes! What Esker Said! LOL

And I wonder if they make manuel typewriters anywhere?

Julie

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Loads of manual typewriters on "E" bay new and used, best of luck if you want one, Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

but i believe we australians played a pretty major role in the protection of the pacific region, and looked after ourselves at the battle of darwin :)

love judy
xxx

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shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
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As far as I am aware Australia has always been a stauch ally to the U.S. And I think the reverse is also true. And we have fought and died for one another Without any regard of or desire to obtain one another's resources. America has made mistakes (only those who do Nothing never make mistakes), but overall who else has gone to bat against oppression more often and with better effect than we have? Even now in the middle east, as our dependence on mid east oil shrinks we still battle to keep fanatics from prevailing mainly for the benefit of our allies who still depend on the oil but also to hold barbaric radical islamists at bay. Ya'll rember them don't you? those guys who behead all who fail to follow their beliefs? those guys who kill their own people to make a statement? those guys who purposefully target civilian targets using jetliners?.............stan

Hi Judy, I do love to see you. How have you been!!

Well as far as I know USA and the Ausies are on the same page. Jess is right, USA will find a way to protect what ever interest they feel they have!
But I also believe that they are capable ot sharing that with whatever nation that is with. BUT if you have oil, make it hard to get and we need it. Well we have proven your screwed....
BUT now that we produce more cheaper energy and cleaner energy anywhere in the wolrd

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!
We shoudln't have as much need to make asses of ourselves. I do hope. Trust me I will Be in thE group making sure we are fair! But if you have heard of Guantomino bay you need to relize fair only goes so far.,.. Dang when your the world power you can sound awfuly totalitarian..... LOL

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I read this blog...I didn't just skim it! And I agree with every word! You should be an educator! You have the slills for it. Thank you for this blog and all the information in it!

always, Cat

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Cat, oh you do play to what I love to hear.

BUT! I am no real educater. I would love to think if I was trained in that learned way I could have been, BUT I do lack so many skills including proper english and punctiuationa and I do let my feelings get in the way. Nevertheless I do revel in your agreement and praise, LOL.

What I do credit myself for is seeing through the bullshit, rederic, ideaologies, predudices, assumptions, and being able to see somewhat of a bigger picture. Forward not back! Free enterprise and its values have a right to evolve to become more civaly responsible to its citizens. The Senate minority leader declared in 2010 thier main and only goal was to be uncoopertaive to the president and see him overturned. THAT IN IT SELF IS UNAMERICAN. TREASON!

WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Not the Independent states of America!!

All for one, and one for all!!!!!! YES WE CAN believe in a country and future for every citezen despite thier birth place. No matter who you choose to love or worship! America is the land of the free and home of the brave not the plavce of division and repressiveness or religious ideoligies!! This is the land you can be free as to who you are and what you feel and your civil rights will be respected! No matter your religion or origin!

Re elect President Obama 2012!!

Oh My, sorry ya'all I watched the DNC tonight and all the speakers and Michelle OBAMA! What a thrill WHAT A RUSH. I watched the RNC last week, that was a sad and pathetic blame game of untruths and bipartisan rederic. I was so refreshed to feel like I wasn't being liedand played to every other word! The Republicans can resort to what ever dirty tactics they want and they can act like they have the advantage, becauase anyone who wants to win does.

But I have faith in the American public. I have faith they will see behind the fact we are still struggling but it could have been so much worse. I have faith the American public still wants to ensure the rights of women to make thier own chioces as to thier reproductive rights and that women DESERVE to be paid equaly to men! I believe all Americans should be able to choose who they love and to serve thier country! Obama over turned dont ask don't tell! And slowly LBGT rights are showing themselves in State after state! Thier is so much farther to go, BUT WE HAVE COME SO FAR!! We have so much to be proud of over 4yrs ago and those that refuse to acknowledge the progress and condem th achievments really need to sort through some issues. Eztendeding medicare 8 years, including 30 million more american under insurance is HUGE! It

Sorry Ya all, I get so worked up. Trust me I will have more to say. But so much for know, LOL

Thanks for reading Cat, your loved!

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Yes, please do!

Re elect President Obama 2012!!

love, Cat

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cheers,
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If one can get into a union...I had to bust my ass for a month...which was no
problem then...then sit for awhile paying monthly dues at home odd jobs
elsewhere...then got working...It was a good run...many good things..decent
work..thirty a week went off the cheque if i remember right! back in early nineties
when things were going not too badly...and one had to kick in this and that here
and there and take time away to allow different outfits in and then....the righteous
were taken care of right away let me tell you...funny how dangerous a site really
is..."sorry we dont need you right now.." it was family..squabble yes but
it was still family.. Then the independents..the ones I worked for fed you very well
gave you coffee and were flexible with the hours..gave you time off..understood if
you were a bit out there as long as you had the fundamental understanding about
production and output for the most..that you dug in extra even if youknew you
were just getting minimum wage or a set cap and they crannk up production and
level off hours.... And when you have a family and they lay off two hundred union
jobs and the nearest hiring outfit is a non union company selling chinese goods
and you dont have a choice about being so righteous about what hand greases
your palms so your kids can still keep up if they were in the first place..then what

talk to the really old dear people that had to work..weekends with no holiday pay
or safety equipment.. company housing and store...the base level I gather we
are talking here because skilled people are another story.. That is hard work
education dedication learning a trade either through military or from the inside
etc...or apprenticeship

in america some places the work is gone...why bicker over if its union or otherwise
and who says that the economic level will remain stable as it is for long
I here in canada am thankful for my independent part time work
for it provides me with income to keep an open line to the world that I may
see more of the news rather then the major propaganda reads of a few
papers dominating the scene..That i may be able to read portions of books
online here and to have acess to a POETRY site of working active poets
with opinions and a Voice for the world as a whole!

tommorrow if a one ton came by and asked you that you could have
money and a hot meal and a roof if you built a new park road or a damn
for the next five years would you bend your back..work the earth??
Would you join your fellow man woman or teen in rebuilding your nation?

great comments Poets!

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