brewPhoto of airman kissing POW-MIA symbol causes uproar


Soldiers Mugging Around Empty Casket Sparks Furor


Soldier flagrantly avoids flag salute, sets off online outrage


Losing focus & failing to render honors as the undeclared War on Terror drags on.

Maybe these sorts of images will make it easier in a political sense to cut back on the traditional DOD military benefits that were used to entice people to stay for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Healthcare benefits:

“Changes are also coming to Tricare. “We will ask retirees and some active-duty family members to pay a little more in their deductibles and co-pays,” Hagel said. Officials have not provided specific details.”


“The Defense Department subsidy would drop from $1.4 billion annually to $400 million under a defense budget proposal the Obama administration plans to deliver to Congress next week, Pentagon officials announced Monday.”

Message sent by DOD to The Troops:

commissary2Not seeing any “this offer expires on” date here.



Insert language into recruiting literature and enlistment documents stating that rules concerning benefits may change at any time & that no definite benefit package will be provided in exchange for 20 years of unrestricted worldwide service. No grandfather clause will apply. Have unit leaders refer to this disclaimer when promoting retention drives, giving re-enlistment speeches, etc.

Stop spending federal money on meaningless support the troops promotions, campaigns and VIP photo ops that are not connected in any way with public policy.


Here is a hand selected lady who was surprised (1:12) to get a phone call of support from The First Lady- even though cameras were rolling in her home when the phone rang:

Recommendations for saving:

Phase out decades of ongoing, undeclared wars overseas. Phase out the Drug War, allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.

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Photo- Illegal beer drinking at Kingston