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Posted on Jul 19, 2018
SSG Gerhard S.
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Maj John Bell
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For those who chose not serve and stuck around to face the music. I disagree, but respect.

For those that avoided service, but used the rules to do it. I don't like it, but harbor no ill will. "The rules is the rules."

For those that ran, they made a choice and they should have been forced to live by their choice. I don't like them standing on American soil, breathing American Air, and enjoying American freedom. I forgive, but do not forget. I don't go looking for a pissing contest, but If they bring up the subject, I'm not going to pussyfoot around it. They are not to be trusted.
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Maj John Bell - Major, a medical examination is normally necessary to make an educated correct diagnosis, that however is not always absolutely necessary. Have you heard of Telehealth? That is the process of treating a patient based on the patient's statement and observations. Trump has a "diagnosis"... Based on my experience and general knowledge of the alleged condition... he does not look like he had that. In medical school, I was taught that, if you are good as a physician, you will have a general idea of what the patient has... labs and other diagnostic tools are just for verification purposes. Not all doctors work that way and as I was taught... those that conduct testing first so that they can have an idea of the differential diagnosis, are not being good doctors. I do not have a personal problem with Mr. Trump... his constant rhetoric and total disregard for the law and what is morally correct is what bothers me. It seems to not bother anyone who is like him or maybe enjoy that for whatever reason.

Oh, and to your colleague LCpl Castaldi... the reason why I blocked him is that he lacks the maturity to understand that adults can have different opinions. And that having a difference of opinion is NOT a good reason to be disrespectful... which he has been towards me. I could have responded with similar words but I am above all of that. He clearly is below me in that regard. I did read his posting... every word... Regardless of the level of formal education that he possesses, his uncalled for comments and blatant disrespect, shows me that he is an uneducated turd and is clearly underneath me.
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SSG (Join to see) - So does telehealth interview the patient? Or do they rely on news clips and interviews by non-medical journalists? I seriously doubt that is their standard of practice.

I did not ask why you blocked LCpl Castaldi. If you will please note, I think I politely let him know he was out of line the first time I responded to him. I generally don't block people, but I most certainly do when they try to use me as a dumping ground for their venom. More than one over the top name calling and emotional rant directed and I block them. I have no problem whatsoever that you blocked him, and you don't need to offer me an explanation. I think it is clear you and I disagree, but for my part I think it has been civil and cordial. I'd still welcome you at my fire and offer you the fixings to make smores.
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Initially, I was happy that Hillary was not elected president. Moreover, I was pleased that Trump was elected over her. Unfortunately, he has done a lot of things that made me uneasy with him holding that position. Starting with all the lies, that he has clearly told on TV over and over. He has been caught lying more than anyone I have ever met or heard of. And then everything else that he has done... the ones that support him, know it too but look the other way. That is why I dislike him. To me it is not a political thing... even when somebody as respected in the Republican world, as Mr. Bolton who served with Reagan, Bush I and Bush II... plus a plethora of positions for the Republicans and the nation, tells all the truth in his book (if I remember correctly, he was blocked from testifying), the majority of Republicans will believe that Mr. Bolton has a problem and is not telling the truth. It is amazing how much people support Trump. I am flabbergasted as to how people would die for this man... for whatever reason. It is incomprehensible to me.
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Maj John Bell - Exactly! And thank you... The reason for the explanation that I gave you is, in case you are in contact with him, because he was crying that I blocked him... maybe you'll let him know. That is why. Talking about Trump... I read what was said for the reason of his disqualification from service. Thinking about the chronology of his "timely" waivers and the definitive one for him NOT to be drafted... It makes me wonder. Then I just see him walking... I wish that I could walk as well as he does. I am 100% SC Disabled Vet... went to med school 10 years after having been deemed Total and Permanently Disabled... I had very good professors... the best one of them said to all of us: "I don't want to ever hear that you are asking for lab tests and other diagnostic tools to then make your differential diagnosis." If I see someone limping, like me... A lot of possibilities come to mind. If I see someone walking without any difficulty... there is nothing to think about. It gives me no reason to think that there is a problem. I sent you a copy of what was written about his so-called condition. It was in the foot... even sent you a copy of a medical diagram... It is not personal... it is an educated medical opinion. I may be wrong but, ask anybody who knows me professionally... even my med school professors told me that I was going to be a good clinician... I think that I am.
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I agree with you that I want men and women serving that are joining of their own free will. I do not agree with you that a draft is slavery. I volunteered and knew that I would be going to Vietnam. I never gave any thought to draft dodgers. What bothered me were the scum bags that greeted me at LAX when I returned from Vietnam. They tried to block my way, asked me how many babies had I killed, told me to repent for my sins, etc. I was in uniform flying military standby. One of the hardest things that I have ever done, was not confronting these scum bags.
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Sorry you went through that... my dad served in Vietnam too... Not an easy thing to do, the war overseas as well as the war back home... I commend you for your courage and thank you for serving where perhaps you did not want to go but went anyway.
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My great-grandpa served in WWI, my grandpa in WWII, my dad in Vietnam, my brother in Iraq, myself in Operation Just Cause, my son was going to be sent to Afghanistan but his unit's mission was, fortunately, canceled. My uncles and my granduncles served in the military too as well as some of my cousins. In other words, 5 generations of military men in my family... And still, Puerto Ricans such as us still don't get treated properly and get discriminated against in a lot of places in the USA. I have a good idea of what you went through.
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Thank you . Igrew up In London during WWII & watched London burn every night. So I have the greatest respect for every military man who served to save mankind.. 6 of my Dad's brother served. one killed, My Dada was the oldest.Dad spent 5 1/2 yrs in German captivity. After his ship was sank 18 Months on a German raider in the Pacific as a prisoner & 4 yrs. in a German Prison camp. He joined the Royal navy when he was 15 yrs.old. he was one of the Lucky ones to return home
Thank You all for your service
Mrs Veronica M Reimann
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and some of those same old hippie boomers are attacking Trump now . F* them....
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As a Viet Nam era enlistee I chose to enlist. I didn't run off to Canada. I am admittedly more upset with folks like Kerry & McCain that embellished their own record, profited from it and have become national embarrassments. Lack of information is the biggest enemy. If the reasons were legitimate I have no problems with deferments.
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MSG Felipe De Leon Brown
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CAPT Rick "Spike" Martin - We're supposed to be addressing the question of being upset about those who avoided the draft. Former Sec. of State/Senator Kerry experienced actual combat in Indochina and earned the medals for valor and service that he threw away in protest of the conflict. He, more than anyone who did not serve, had every right to disagree with the way that the war was being pursued. Senator McCain was tortured and forced to make the tapes that he did under more duress than I believe that any of us would want to experience. No one has to take my word for it. Check your sources before you iterate/perpetuate falsehoods and/or innuendo.
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SSG Elbert Thomas
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MSG Felipe De Leon Brown - But he didn't throw his he threw someones else medals.
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MSG Felipe De Leon Brown
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Very well might have done so. I can't say that you are mistaken. However, my sources within the SOC community and the government have left me with the understanding that I mentioned and I've had the same notion for more than 35 years.
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SSG Elbert Thomas
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MSG Felipe De Leon Brown - You maybe right, as I can no longer can find it.
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