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Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:29 pm

I would like to focus on moving forward as a nation, but first I think we need to assess our situation.

To what extent have foreign powers hacked into or influenced our elections and what are we doing about it? This should not be a partisan issue.

As a veteran, are we being defeated from within?

Has hate become the coin of the realm? Why do some use religion as a weapon to harm?

In yoga we have a word, “ahimsa” — to do no harm. So we try and not harm others. If absolutely necessary, then yes.

On board our guided-missile destroyer we had a very diverse group but that diversity disappeared when it came to keeping our ship, and us, safe. Others have had similar experiences. 

Back then, we dealt with the Soviet Navy, who we had heard stole our “secret” naval formations book.

Folks, Russia for sure wants to bring us down. Putin loves the hippies fighting the righteous right.

Our nation needs to be like the ship that I was stationed on during a time of war. We stand together.

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  • Josh posted at 11:24 am on Sat, Feb 17, 2018.

    Josh Posts: 263

    You are on the losing side of history , past present and future is your siding with the
    Palestinians .

  • don mckinney posted at 11:30 pm on Fri, Feb 16, 2018.

    don mckinney Posts: 147

    Who runs the region we should be so patriotic to ? Do we still have the moral high ground when stealing land from and murdering Palestinians for zionist Israel ? Drone bombing suspected terrorists in the Persian Gulf when collateral damage of thirty kids per drone bomb is acceptable ? The gold braid american flag means english admiralty maritime law , corporate law ,like the global corporations that fund candidates for our elected offices . Throw this into the equation , observe and report on " jesuits and the new world order : americas self destruction " , wakeu.s.from.slumber , and " immigration , world poverty and gum balls , with beck . And Benjamin Freeman speech to congress 1961 describes an interesting analysis and perspective on the situation that we are to bond over .Hippies are alive and well , but like millenials have capitulated to sheeple mode .If the truth sounds like hate , then you hate the truth .A coup d'tat happened in act of 1871 , 1913 , balfour declaration 1917 , u.s.s.liberty 1967 ,ww1 , ww2 , jfk assasination , 9/11 hoax and ensuing global corporate wars with no end in sight ? Need more clues ? What are you patriotic for exactly . There are no real wars , just economic opportunity .Is this something to be patriotic about ? If there is a god he is listening to your answer perhaps . Or is your god GUNS , OIL , DRUGS DOLLARS principally , cloaked in the hemp fibered " OLD GLORY " flag of looonng aggooo . See the documentary please .Misplaced patriotism has killed a lot of children and other living things , including your freedom .

  • TwoToeJoe posted at 3:08 pm on Tue, Feb 13, 2018.

    TwoToeJoe Posts: 486

    It appears Cookie was making that point. Idaho Senator Frank Church (D-ID) initiated the committee to investigate abuses by the CIA, NSA, FBI, and the IRS and thus the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was formed. Quite a few of these abuses took place under the Obama Administration and are being investigated. James Comey, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch, John Brennan, Sally Yates, Ben Rhodes amongst many others involved sound familiar? The Department of Justice’s own Inspector General Michael Horowitz who opened a January 2017 investigation into the 2016 politicization of the FBI and DOJ is not allowed to investigate anything that happens within the National Security Division of the Department of Justice according to Sally Yates. Absolutely no oversight but we will see how that hidden secret will turn out when the IG releases his report. The layers of corruption is slowly being peeled back and exposed every day. The most transparent and scandal free administration as claimed is exactly the opposite. Frank Church would certainly roll over in his grave when the truth is finally uncovered. It is time our nation stand together to fight the corruption that has taken place and make sure it never happens again.

  • BBB posted at 11:48 am on Tue, Feb 13, 2018.

    BBB Posts: 218

    You do know that Frank Church was a liberal Democrat who detested the Soviet Union, right? In the 70's, Church was the most vocal critic of Soviet soldiers being shipped to Cuba.. Church and Sen. Howard Baker were spied on by NSA due to their opposition to the war in SE Asia as well.

  • CookieG posted at 10:31 am on Sun, Feb 11, 2018.

    CookieG Posts: 21

    Our nation needs to stand together and unite to fight political corruption. Not long ago liberals loved Russia and were suspicious of our intelligence agencies. Forty years ago the Church Committee was established to investigate intelligence abuses such as the FBI surveillance on Martin Luther King and the attempts to overthrow the Castro regime among many other concerns. The Church Committee established the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to provide oversight over CIA, FBI, NSA, and others. Now with overwhelming credible evidence that the Obama Administration and Democratic Party has utilized these agencies to spy on political opponents and the new administration they question the patriotism of those who dare even to investigate these agencies. The media and the Democratic Party denied and mocked at the accusation leveled against the previous administration of "wiretapping" the opposing campaign and new administration. Liberals love state power including police power just as long as it is federal and under their control. Local police the liberals and the "righteous right" have no problem labeling them as racist, over bearing, and out of control amongst many other accusations. The "Russian Collusion" lie is a feeble attempt to justify the biggest political scandal ever undertaken by the previous corrupt and scandalous plagued regime.

  • Josh posted at 4:16 am on Sun, Feb 11, 2018.

    Josh Posts: 263

    Irony : the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect..

    Laughable letter coming from one of the most divisive , hateful , negative , resident letter writer on this website.

    What a sad joke.

  • horsehouse posted at 3:47 pm on Thu, Feb 8, 2018.

    horsehouse Posts: 88

    Bring the country together? Yet saying that hippies (do they still exist) are Putin pawns against the righteous right sounds like others who call for unity and then call people names. So, if someone does not agree with the "righteous" right does that make them guilty of treason? The rhetoric is completely absurd, me thinks.

  • TwoToeJoe posted at 12:19 pm on Thu, Feb 8, 2018.

    TwoToeJoe Posts: 486

    Russian propaganda has influenced not only our elections but has played an integral part in exposing corrupt political parties and cronies in our Justice Department including the FBI. Normally these influential propaganda news items are fronted and paid for by the Russians. Putin laughed all the way to the bank when he made millions off the Steele dossier. This should not be a partisan issue and it is good that the Justice Department and political party involved are finally being exposed especially since hate has become the coin of the realm. As a veteran and a proud citizen of a great country I was so happy we were not destroyed from within by shining a light on these corrupt political and governmental entities. We should stand together in the fight against governmental political corruption and bring those involved in the payment, misuse, and false claims to justice.


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