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Troop funds diverted to pay for school named after Ted Kennedy

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    and other stuff. Somebody needs to be impeached

    http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oc … -projects/

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    they are completely out of control

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And?

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    All the money was not diverted to pay for a school named after Ted Kennedy, it was one of 778 projects...

    It also includes

    "- $20 million for Humvee maintenance at an Army National Guard installation in Maine

    - $20 million for the Maui Space Surveillance System in Hawaii, requested by Mr. Inouye.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Did you read the first post?

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      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So that makes it OK to divert funds from our troops?  That's as criminal as sending them to war in unarmored Humvees.

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        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Funny you mentioned that:

        "Sen. Kennedy served on the Armed Services Committee for 27 years, where he fought to deliver top-of-the-line body armor and armored Humvees to protect our troops and save lives. Educating Americans about these battles is a core mission for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, which showcases one senator's ability to make a difference,"

        Makes me wonder if you even read the entire article.

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          ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'd really like to see sources for that assertion. The Kennedys have never struck me as being very knowledgeable about fighting and winning wars.

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            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm sure he learned a thing or two in 27 years on the Armed Services Committee. I'm sure I heard Orrin Hatch mention what he did in regard to Humvees.

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              ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I really would like something more than what you think you heard someone say.  Sorry, but I don't consider you an unbiased source.

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                Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Well pardon me, and we are always supposed to believe everything you say because well...you know better than all of us...

                It was all over the news after he died. Maybe ask the parents whose son died and who live in Massachussets and how that drove him to push for the armed Humvees. They were going on about it on the news.

                I'm sure you can find it in Senate transcripts. I don't just pick things out of the air you know.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  What difference could it possibly make what a drunk thought or didn't think?

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                  ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I post sources and articles confirming my facts.  I don't cop out and just say something is true because I say it is.

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                    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Like when you say Obama is a Communist? Where are the sources confirming those facts?

                    Well, I don't have time to search the Senate transcripts if they can be searched online. I don't make things up and I don't lie about what I have heard...

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I don't care what committee the murdering scumbag served on! Do you really think learning about battles that occurred 60 years ago means anything to the troops fighting a battle today?

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          Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Fine. Let them educate everyone AFTER we win the war we're in now

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yea, but he didn't drive worth a damn. They should have started a driving school for impared drivers. Yikes!

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    But it came out of part of the defense budget in a time of war

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    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    A lot of the money from the defense fund was moved to help build new roads, both on the federal and state level.

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      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure that's a comfort to the families of troops who die over there.

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I have every right to comment on what is in this forum. I was just reprinting things that appeared in the article; I was not criticizing the US.

    Stop patronizing me again, you always do.

    I have nothing against the US believe it or not. I just get tired of one-sided arguments.

    I guess it's progress that you guys are admitting to trying to invade Canada smile I remember having an argument a few months back and no one would admit the US did that... big_smile

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It was a hoax perpetrated by the Canadians to make us look bad!

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        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, like we need their help......

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You must be Canadian too!

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            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            They do have the better national anthem.

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      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're a troublemaker........

      I like that. smile

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        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yup, I'm like Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones big_smile

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      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The arguments are not one sided, you call it that because people don't agree with you.  I, personally, have nothing against Canada.  You're good neighbors and I'm so pissed that our government makes us get passports to go over the border anymore.  Hell we have the longest unmilitarized border in the world, that should count for something. 

      But being good neighbors means that you allow your neighbor to live as they wish and not beat them down every chance you get.  Are we perfect?  No.  But the US has gone against conventional wisdom since our founding and we've done very well doing things our way. 

      As for the not invading Canada thing, so far as I know we've gotten into two wars and almost a third, all three during the first half of the 19th century or the tail end of the 18th.  We almost went to war over a pig, for the good Lord's sake.  The only thing I can think of is that we no longer teach history in school anymore and that's why nobody would admit to us having invaded Canada.

 
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