Yes, I get paid handsomely actually. But, I am not a guard.
And last time I checked, our servicemen and women are actually doing quite well also. A co-worker of mine is a Major in the US Army. He made $10,000 a month, tax free, for 14 months while he was over there with his Strikers. I absolutely think that is fair money, they should be paid more, so how does that prove any point you are attempting to make??
Not that it matters of that I should even have to tell this to anyone, but I actually had a full ride ROTC scholarship offered to me after my physical fitness test and interview. Plan was Air Assault school after Sophomore year, Air Borne after Junior year, then go in as a 2nd Lieutenant and go to Ranger School. Sadly the medical portion automatically disqualified me.
Current or history of all valvular heart diseases, congenital (746) or acquired (394), including those improved by surgery, are disqualifying. Mitral valve prolapse or bicuspid aortic valve is not disqualifying unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.
Current or history coronary heart disease (410) is disqualifying.
Current or history of symptomatic arrhythmia or electrocardiographic evidence of arrhythmia.
Current or history of supraventricular tachycardia (427.0), or any arrhythmia originating from the atrium or sinoatrial node, such as atrial flutter, and atrial fibrillation, unless there has been no recurrence during the preceding 2 years while off all medications, is disqualifying.
Premature atrial or ventricular contractions sufficiently symptomatic to require treatment, or result in physical or psychological impairment, are disqualifying.
Current or history of ventricular arrhythmias (427.1), including ventricular fibrillation, tachycardia, or multifocal premature ventricular contractions, is disqualifying. Occasional asymptomatic unifocal premature ventricular contractions are not disqualifying.
Current or history of ventricular conduction disorders, including, but not limited to disorders with left bundle branch block (426.2), Mobitz type II second degree atrioventricular (AV) block (426.12), and third degree AV block (426.0). and Lown-Ganong-Levine-Syndrome (426.81) associated with an arrhythmia are disqualifying. Current or history of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (426.7), unless it has been successfully ablated for a period of 2 years without recurrence of arrhythmia and now with a normal electrocardiogram, is disqualifying.
Current or history of conduction disturbances such as first degree AV block (426.11), left anterior hemiblock (426.2), right bundle branch block (426.4), or Mobitz type I second degree AV block (426.13) are disqualifying when symptomatic or associated with underlying cardiovascular disease.
Current cardiomegaly, hypertrophy or dilatation of the heart (429.3) are disqualifying.
Current or history of cardiomyopathy (425), including myocarditis (422), or congestive heart failure (428), is disqualifying.
Current or history of pericarditis (420) (acute nonrheumatic), unless the individual is free of all symptoms for 2 years, and has no evidence of cardiac restriction or persistent pericardial effusion, is disqualifying.
Current persistent tachycardia (785.1) (resting pulse rate of 100 beats per minute or greater) is disqualifying.
Current or history of congenital anomalies of heart and great vessels (746), except for corrected patent ductus arteriosus, are disqualifying.
So talk your *censored* to someone else. I wasn't one of the ones who ran away from it then sits here and spouts off. I have and will continue to support the US Military as much as I can. I get involved, I donate money, I do many things that most don't even think of. Do you know how many returning vets I have helped get into a positive workout regimen after they have come back physically and mentally f*cked. And I did it for free. So keep your opinions about what others do or don't do to yourself.
In case you haven't read what I wrote, I will spell it out for you again. Whomever is responsible for this tragedy, and for covering it up, needs fired. Removed. Booted out the back door. I don't care if it is a republican or a democrat, they need canned. Someone is lying, and someone is covering it up. These families demand to know who, and justice needs to be served. I guess it wouldn't be so political if our current commander if chief hasn't shown himself to be incompetent again and again and again.
Nixon was impeached for Watergate, was he not? How many people died? Yet we continue to let someone spiral us down the crapper, and now, if it is proven, kill Americans then cover it up. Call it a protest? When the very president of Libya stated it was a terrorist attack. The very people inside the embassy stated they were UNDER ATTACK. The gentleman that was manning the drone that flew overhead stated it was clearly NOT a protest.
All of these people have put their careers on the line to speak out, and why? Because they are politically motivated OR because they want justice for those who have died? Did you see this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct_PHtLkgWw
. What did Hicks benefit from? He was demoted for telling the truth. That is good politics, right Sam?
I have asked you twice now. Here is the third: If it was your family that died, would you be satisfied with how it was handled? Would you be satisfied with Clinton asking, "What difference does it make!?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFZytEUCXu4
I still await your answer.