5 Mar

When our Heroes go without

                                       

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To piggyback a little with CJ’s earlier post I wanted to highlight an organization that deserves some attention called Troops Direct.

They are a non-profit organization that helps out our troops in Afghanistan and other areas where our troops our on the front lines by supplying them with essentials that are either overlooked or in short supply:

  • When our servicemembers were drinking impure well water pumped out of the ground in 130 degree heat, TroopsDirect shipped over 50,000 units of hydrating drink powder.
  • When medics in a combat zone were waiting over 4 weeks for additional stretchers, stethoscopes, syringes and gauze from their own military supply lines, TroopsDirect filled their request for help in less than 3 hours.
  • When several units had no protein in their diets and were eating less than one meal a day, TroopsDirect was there with over 5 tons of nutritional supplements, energy bars and protein powder.
  • When one battalion was resorting to using bottle caps to mark where land mines were emplaced, TroopsDirect was there with over 50 cases of chalk powder for marking these areas and saving American lives.
  • When our troops were going over a month without bathing or brushing their teeth, TroopsDirect was there with over 10,000 packets of body wash & 2000 tubes of toothpaste.
  • When one unit was waiting over 12 months for parts to fix a broken down generator, TroopsDirect acquired and shipped the needed parts. IN 72 HOURS.
  • When an elite team was deploying from the U.S. to a critical ‘hot spot’, TroopsDirect got them all the requested items that were unavailable to them here in the States. OVERNIGHT.
  • When an infantry unit of 150 servicemembers was without gloves and replacement socks in the dead of winter, TroopsDirect shipped a full resupply of these items.
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CJ is having the organization on his podcast tomorrow night at 8:45pm EST…so if have time give a listen.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.
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28 Responses to When our Heroes go without

  1. CJ says: 1

    Actually tomorrow. Not tonight. They will be the first guest on the show at about 8:45 EST at http://www.toptalkusa.com. We have a live chat room and call-in number if you want to ask questions too.

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  2. Curt says: 2

    @CJ: Thanks CJ…post updated

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  3. Smorgasbord says: 3

    I’m a little confused. The military has billions of dollars of supplies and parts in storage. In every war movie there is a supply sergeant, and supply chain to get the stuff to the supply sergeant, who then gets it to wherever needed.

    I’m guessing that since obama hates the military, he (or his puppeteers) is doing everything he can to hinder the military in a way that it won’t look like he is actually trying to hinder them. Remember when he wanted them to pay for their own medical insurance? Maybe he even wants them to pay their own way to wherever they are deployed.

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  4. HOW DARE OBAMA DOES HIT THE MILITARY,
    HE MUST BE REMOVE , BY FORCE IF NECESSARY, BY THE SAME MILITARY, CLOSE THE WHITE HOUSE ALL TOGETHER,
    HE HURT TO PLEASE THE ENEMY HIS FRIEND,
    CAN’T ANYONE SEE IT? CAN’T ANYONE TAKE HIM OUT?
    AND PUT HIM IN A PLACE WHERE HE WON’T HURT ANYMORE ,
    CURT HOW ABOUT THE SHERIFS GET TOGETHER AND ARREST HIM FOR RELEASING
    MANY THOUSANDS OF
    DANGEROUS CRIMINALS TO DISAPPEAR WITHIN THE CITIZENS,
    IS IN IT BETTER TO DO THAT ,THAN TO HAVE THE CITIZENS BEGIN THEIR REVOLT, THEY HAVE ENOUGH OF HIM,
    IT WOULD BE TO LATE BY THEN, AND SOME WOULD DIE,
    BUT NOT THE GUILTY ONE,
    IT’S BREWING NOW,

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  5. CURT
    hi,
    you use to have a paypal place, it’s gone,
    it was easy to give on those good cause we would like to,
    all we have to do is click,
    I hate to distribute my info on many different address,

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  6. Babydoc says: 6

    Yes Obama is doing everything possible to harm the military. Just received an email stating that all VA education benefits will cease. So veterans who served the country and then are using the education benefits they earned are having them removed….but somehow the sequester doesn’t stop federal dollars fron being used to pay for illegal aliens to get health care or education benefits.

    Obama is a traitor.

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  7. Babydoc
    yes it’s too obvious
    sorry for the vets being used in his nefarious agenda,
    and yes the one who fight abroad also are abused until they fall,
    he want to exterminate the AMERICAN RACE ,
    AND CHANGE AMERICA FOR THE GLOBAL UN ORGANIZATION,
    WAS IT DONE ALREADY BY THE MILITARY OBEYING THE UN GLOBAL FORCES,
    THE AMERICANS COMMANDOS ARE IN 75 COUNTRIES, OPERATING AS A SHADOW FORCES,
    WE WILL NEVER KNOW WHEN THEY ARE BEING KILLED

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  8. Smorgasbord says: 8

    @Babydoc: #6

    ….but somehow the sequester doesn’t stop federal dollars fron being used to pay for illegal aliens to get health care or education benefits.

    Most illegals vote for obama. Most military don’t. Do the math.

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  9. Smorgasbord
    you always hit on the nail’s head, you could built
    your house faster than other.
    bye

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  10. FAITH7 says: 10

    This is a travesty. Shows how Government works and how the ‘private’ sector works so MUCH BETTER than the Government on ANY LEVEL…Why can’t people SEE THIS???

    OFraud and his minions are such a sham…and so pathetic….they all disgust me…. and so does MaCain- Ugh!!

    A little side track:
    On a bright note I was scanning some Jobs on the internet and saw this from Kelly Services a temp to hire firm….

    “Employment for transitioning military, veterans and military spouses. Kelly knows that Military Members and their families bring a strong sense of integrity and duty to their post-military careers. You’ve demonstrated your commitment by your time served, solid character and high-level professional skills. It’s time to put the experience you’ve acquired to work for you—partner with a leader to land the career you want, and deserve.”

    Was glad to see this. I read every now and again how hard it is for some of our honorable Military men and women to transition into the working sector after being in the military….nice to know, and hope, the above is as heartfelt as the advertisement sounds …there are companies out there with welcoming arms for our Armed Services heroes…

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  11. FAITH7
    YES BEAUTIFUL INFO,
    EVERY BIT OF INFO POSITIVE IS SO GOOD TO HEAR IN THESE SO NEGATIVES TIMES,
    FOR AMERICA,
    BEST TO YOU

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  12. Smorgasbord says: 12

    @FAITH7: #10
    A lot of people see what they want to see, and a lot of people want to see more free stuff, and obama is willing to oblige.

    As for former military seeking jobs, it used to be that they got priority in government jobs. I’m going to guess that if we check into it, there isn’t much military hiring in obama’s government. I hope I’m wrong. That would be something for Fox News or other conservative news media to check out.

    After I wrote the above, I sent an email to our local Fox News station and asked them that question. I will have to wait and see if they will answer it.

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  13. FAITH7 says: 13

    @Bees @11- Thanks Bees!! Thanks too for all your support and on target comments too. You have a good heart…It’s not easy these days to be positive…somehow you’ve got to though. It seems I fade in and out of being negative and then positive…

    I read a lot and read what other people have to say about the issues and I still can’t comprehend how Ofraud got re-elected? In retrospect I am not sure if Mitt would have been any better…I am sure he would have been better when it came to Jobs and the Economy here….

    Funny I don’t hear much from the Ofraud on the Jobs problem here…and its as though there are those here who are not all that concerned about it either…???

    Take care Bees :)

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  14. FAITH7 says: 14

    Smorgasborg@#12 – The way the Ofraud treats our Military with such contempt? Its appalling!! I was just reading about Colorado and the Illegals vs our Military when it comes to assistance with a College education…. Illegals rank higher wha huh???? If this is not contempt…what is?!? It is so frustrating to read this kind of stuff…

    Great question for Fox…I will be looking for a post when you get an answer…

    Regarding the ‘free stuff’… well, I am thinking the gravy boat is drying up…Its a dirty way to drum up votes … and believe me I am mighty sure the Middle Class in this country is getting fully fed up with the bullshit this country is dishing out on the Middle Class backs…the 60/40 rule is becoming quite an unfair burden as well…

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  15. Smorgasbord says: 15

    @FAITH7: #14

    The way the Ofraud treats our Military with such contempt? Its appalling!!

    If we saw obama’s list of priorities, I’m sure the military will be towards the bottom, if not the bottom. Being crowned king is his first. If he is going to turn the USA into a non-free style of government, the military will be his worst enemy.

    Great question for Fox…I will be looking for a post when you get an answer…

    I suggest you ask all of your local media that simple question. As I have mentioned, I asked that question of many of the propaganda media, and none have answered. I would like to know if you even get an answer from any of the propaganda media. I didn’t ask it of any Fox News stations, because Fox News calls the USA the republic that it is.

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  16. the ARDENNES, THEY LIED ON THEIR AGES, 17TH, I had a machine gun,
    and WAS NOT GOING TO LET ANYONE TOUCH IT.
    another young men ask if he could learn about it,
    he became my helper, we where told some mail landed,
    I ‘LL GO TO GET IT, I TOOK the package, bombs exploded on my way back, I did the lowest action when the package open a pecan bar came out, i was hungry and ate it, it was for him,
    I came back and he was dead, i had felt it as I was eating his bar, this other young had his bottom skinless, he beg me to kill him, I said no I cant do it, i don’t have my M1 HERE, HE SAID YOU LIE, HE DIED IN THE FEW MINUTES AFTER,
    PRIVATE BECK, 18teen, the greatest fear was to let my brothers down, it was a bitter cold,
    AMERICAN UNABLE TO SEND SUPPLYE, WE WHERE STILL WET, WE HAD TO GO ON,
    came some more soldiers unexperience and very young, we had to go on, I was asking GOD FOR A WARM COAT, I picked up a package it was food and a pen, I said GOD just what I needed,
    GIL NELSON SAID THOSE GERMAN MACHINE GUN ARE SO LOUD AND STRONG, I NEVER HEARD SUCH A POWERFULL EXPLOSIF going over our head,
    many where killed amd many wounded,there was blood and deathfor so many young soldiers in
    the front lines,
    SGT ANDY ANDERSON , SAID JINGLE BELL, THERE WAS BRITISH AHEAD SHOOTING,

    WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE SHOOTING US FOR, HE SAID THE PASWORD HAD CHANGE YESTERDAY,
    GERMAN commited many atrocity, we saw many tied and shut on the back of the head,
    ED SHAMES; AFTER THAT WE TOOK PRISONERS, WE ASK QUESTION HE REFUSE TO ANSWER,
    HE WAS SHOT, AND THE OTHER WHERE TALKING, AFTER THAT THE GRENADES SLAUGHTER US
    THE REST CAPTURED WOUNDED OR LAY DEAD,
    scare fear there is no word to describe it, you become numb under the fear of death,
    JANUARY 1945,CLAYTON BIRD 19TEEN FROM TENNESSEE,
    WE WHERE BEHIND A GERMAN FRONT LINE, we realize we where cut of from any other,
    our family had receive note we where missing in action ,
    we saw AMERICAN PRISONERS TORTURED,
    we decided we where going to fight till the last men, the GERMAN DID NOT SEE US THEN,
    BUT WHEN THEY SAW US THEY ATTACK US, WE COULD NOT SPARE OUR MUNITIONS
    WE SEND THEM FLARES TO MOVE THEM BACK, AND AMUNITIONS,,
    we did not eat for a week then, and for seven days we hold up the GERMANS.
    A BATALLION ARRIVE, SURPRISE TO SEE US ALIVE,
    GERMANY FINAL DEFENSES CONCRETES BUNKER BY THE MANY HUNDREDS WITH GERMANS INSIDE,
    FRANK A. CAM, expert blowing up bunkers
    CLAYTON BIRD; THEY SURRENDER 120 OF THEM LEFT CAME OUT PRISONER OF WAR,
    BUNKERS PILLBOX THEY CALLED IT WHERE BLOWN UP,
    ALLYES COULD MARCH IN GERMANY, WE COULD SEE RED ALL OVER,
    WE GOT THE SIVER STAR FOR HOLDING UP THE GERMANS UNTIL THEY ARRIVE,
    HE CAME BACK IN VIRGINIA, HE COULD SEE THE HOUSE, HE SAW HIS SISTER WHO SAW HIM ALSO,
    AND HIS FATHER CAME OUT AND HUG HIM , HE SAID ;
    SON MAYBE WE ALL CAN GET A GOODNIGHT SLEEP NOW
    all the old VETERANS Alike where choking at times,

    I had to give it here , and I copied as fast as i was watching this BATTLE OF THE BULGE,
    many words are missing but you can understand

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  17. an explosion in NEVADA MILITARY COUMPOUND
    MANY MARINES INJURED

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  18. MANY MARINES WOUNDED BY AN EXPLOSION IN NEVADA FACILITY,

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  19. THE DEVIL HAS EMBODIED THE TWO CHILDREN
    WHO KILLED THE BABY, SHOOTING HIM IN THE HEAD
    AFTER THEY SHOT THE MOTHER ON THE HIPS,
    SHE FELL DOWN BEGGING TO SAVE HER BABY,
    BRING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THOSE TWO YOUNG,
    THERE IS NOT A DAY PASSING WHICH WE HEAR OF THE DEVIL
    LATELY HE IS AMONG US HUMAN NOW VISIBLE

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  20. JIM CARY SHAME , YOU INSULT THE GOOD LAW ABIDING GUN OWNERS
    YOU ARE AN IDIOT AS MUCH AS YOUR STUPID SONG,
    YOU NAME IS ON THE BOOK OF AMERICANS WHICH BAN YOU ON EVERYTHING YOU MADE MONEY WITH ON THE BACK OF AMERICANS’S MONEY,
    YOU HAVE ALREADY SHRUNK TO A MINUTE HUMAN NO ONE WILL LOOK AT.
    YOU CROSS THE LINE IN THE USA, YOU ARE ERASE

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  21. CBS
    WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR APOLOGY,
    TO THE VETERANS WHO SUFFER AND DIED FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
    YOUR NEXT TASK IS TO VISIT THE VETERANS AND DEMAND THE VETERAN AFFAIRS TO SPEED UP THE DEMANDS OF VETERANS
    THEY HAVE A BACKLOG OF 5 YEARS THEY HAVE WAITED 2 YEARS ALREADY AND DEPEND ON IT, SO TO GET WHAT IS COMING RIGHTLY TO THEM,
    GIVE PRESSURE LIKE OTHER ARE DOING NOW
    SO TO SPEED UP THE DISTRIBUTION OF MONEY THEY NEED,
    your help will replace the negative hurt you have given

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  22. HAPPY EASTER to all,
    hello, hello, anybody here?
    are all stuffing your belly with EASTER eggs,
    your mouth is full and your fingers are chocolatey,
    get back in here at once,
    it’s an order.

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  23. A NAVY-SEAL fell to his death, do you think you are undestructible?
    are you pushing the envelope too much,
    you are our hero but we want you all alive,
    I’m reading that book from LT. COL. ANTHONY SHAFFER,
    OPERATION DARK HEART,
    it’s very good, and yes I saw the push a few notchs past the life span possibility,
    take care you all because we care for you.

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  24. WHEN is THE DEPARTMENT of DEFENSE will give PURPLE HEART
    TO FORTH HOOD BRAVE?????????????????????
    shame on you for not having done it already,
    you had a terrorist, you are responsible for enroll this terrorist to join the braves,
    you deserve to lose your job,
    how dare you now deny the PURPLE HEART, is it OBAMA who again is protecting the terrorist
    to be label as he is, that is a TERRORIST, those who died because of you hired a TERRORIST,
    make me think that you have been infiltrated by other TERRORISTS, and you lack the guts to expose it,
    shame on you at the DEPARTEMENT of DEFENSE,
    we will remind you on and on how cowards you are,
    we’re not done with you, the more you wait, the more despicable you are,
    there are braves who where killed in there, and those who survived
    want and deserved the PURPLE HEART,
    it’s time to give it to them,
    and you better screen your new applications, no MUSLIMS to mix with the BRAVES, you forgot there is a WAR, the braves are dying to keep you there sitting on your buts,while they are being attack from all fronts
    you got your hands full with the GAYS

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  25. you know,
    NORTH KOREA could take front row to cover IRAN
    while IRAN is putting the finishing touch to their NUKE PLAN,
    that seems to be the reason why KOREA is acting up.
    to make us AN APRIL FOOL

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  26. WOW, that young student having been harass for saying he is CONSERVATIVE,
    and it went on and on the teacher lied to him about not having a fair pay, the student looked up
    her pay and told her she made a hundred thousand ,
    she did not like the student go to the head in charge and kept on her harassment,
    MEYGAN told him if it happen she will come with names on the school and teacher,
    we did mention it here on another POST how vicious some of them, too many of them on the propaganda
    curiculum teaching the students,
    this young man has the guts which will make him a fearless leader someday later,
    AMERICA need them for the debriefing of the young already indoctrinated by the one they trusted their corrupt teachers who where indoctrinated to teach those lies, to the student so to follow the nefarious agenda of the socialist communist in chief, shame on those teachers,
    you won’t get them all AMERICANS there are still the real one untouch by the propaganda,
    may GOD bless you and AMERICA and protect you now and in your future,

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  27. A LIIBERAL defending the murderers employed to teach the young
    they are known extremist and friend of OBAMA,
    COLUMBIA is where OBAMA study,
    those extremist felons who have murdered,
    should never be teachers of the young or any age,
    there are other felons who never killed any one,
    and never hurt anyone, who would be more suited in teaching
    the young what not to do, instead of SOCIALIST COMMUNIST
    WHICH NEVER WILL WORK IN AMERICA,
    and only bring an uprising to fight it.
    THIS IS AMERICA, AND DON”T ANYONE EVER FORGET IT
    this land is not RUSSIA, NOT MIDDLE EAST, NOT CHINA,
    it’s call freedom forever for the PEOPLE,
    BY THE PEOPLE
    THE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE,
    NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND,
    I love BEN CARSON, what a great gifted TRUE AMERICAN

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  28. CURT
    TROOPS DIRECT
    you’re in our book now,
    best to you all.
    thank you CJ

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