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    Staying Focused is Essential

    I tried that phonecard thing a few years ago and found that the only way they made money was by tricking and cheating. Cards which told the truth no one would buy! I'm much happier now just sticking to blogging and adsense!
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    Posted 26th May 2009 at 06:16 PM by blogbrain blogbrain is offline
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    What to do?

    I saw that on the news as well and I was like... what the heck? America's economy's affecting the whole world and the government seems to be pushing the bucket around instead of just solving the issue. =\

    I'm not an American though, just sharing my $0.02

    Asher
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    Posted 30th September 2008 at 03:18 PM by Asher Asher is offline
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    What to do?

    What to do? Put as much distance between you and that boat as possible, because if it's big enough and you're close enough to it - it will $uck you down with it.
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    Posted 29th September 2008 at 03:47 PM by greyhatter greyhatter is offline
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    About Rule Number One...

    Alton,

    I doubt that a "Warrior Blog" would be an acceptable place to post that kind of information as the blog space is still part of the Warrior Forum.

    If you are intending to provide this kind of information it should be done on your own web space. I know one or two members here who already do this quite successfully.

    Janet
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    Posted 31st August 2008 at 02:59 AM by Janet Sawyer Janet Sawyer is offline
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    Only 88 days to go...

    Yeh, I can tell who you are voting for Alton. :-)

    It's going to be a close race but I think eventually Obama will win because of the connection between McCain and Bush. Bush is hugely umpopular and although McCain has tried to distance himself as much as possible, the truth is their policies are very simular and in fact Mccain has flip flopped and has alligned himself to most of the Bush policies.

    McCain was wrong about the Iraq war from the start and that makes me question his judgment. He said the war would be easy, we would be greeted as liberators, and... well here's some quotes from McCain at the start of the war. People have forgotten some of these and I hope they will be brought up again in the next few months:

    "Look, we're going to send young men and women in harm's way and that's always a great danger, but I cannot believe that there is an Iraqi soldier who is going to be willing to die for Saddam Hussein, particularly since he will know that our objective is to remove Saddam Hussein from power."
    John McCain, September 15, 2002.

    "But the fact is, I think we could go in with much smaller numbers than we had to do in the past. But any military man worth his salt is going to have to prepare for any contingency, but I don't believe it's going to be nearly the size and scope that it was in 1991."
    John McCain, September 15, 2002.

    "Proponents of containment claim that Iraq is in a "box." But it is a box with no lid, no bottom, and whose sides are falling out. Within this box are definitive footprints of germ, chemical and nuclear programs."
    John McCain, February 13, 2003.

    "I remain confident that we will find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
    John McCain, June 11, 2003.

    "Absolutely. Absolutely."
    John McCain, asked by Chris Matthews, "you believe that the people of Iraq or at least a large number of them will treat us as liberators?" March 12, 2003.

    "I think the victory will be rapid, within about three weeks."
    John McCain, January 28, 2003.

    "It's clear that the end is very much in sight...It won't be long. It, it'll be a fairly short period of time."
    John McCain, April 9, 2003.

    "Well, then why was there a banner that said mission accomplished on the aircraft carrier?"
    John McCain, responding to assertion by Fox News' Neil Cavuto that "many argue the conflict isn't over," June 11, 2003.

    "I'm confident we're on the right course."
    John McCain, March 7, 2004.

    "We're either going to lose this thing or win this thing within the next several months."
    John McCain, November 12, 2006.

    "We are very fortunate that our president in these challenging days can rely on the counsel of a man who has demonstrated time and again the resolve, experience, and patriotism that will be required for success and the hard-headed clear thinking necessary to prevail in this global fight between good and evil."
    John McCain, on Dick Cheney, July 16, 2004.

    This is good judgment? This is what experience can do?

    The fact is Obama went against what was popular at the time and was against the Iraq war. He was in favor of the Afghanistan war, but felt that a war with Iraq would take our focus off of Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and Afghanistan.

    Here's some quotes from Obama at the time:

    "'But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history." Oct 2, 2002.

    "I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of Al Qaeda." Oct 2, 2002. Our own intelligence agency admots that Al Qaeda is stronger now than at any time since 2001.

    For all of McCain's experience he sounded pretty naive before and during the early years of the war, while Obama seems prescient.

    Over 4000 US dead, tens of thousands wounded, an estimated 93,000 to 1 million Iraqi civilian deaths, half a trillion dollars later, and where are we at now? The Iraqis want US out completely, Iran has more influence than ever in Iraq since they are mostly Shias as is Iraq. The Christian minority in Iraq now is persecuted, killed, threatened, made to worship in hiding and refugees in other countries.

    Obama's timetable that was ridiculed by McCain and Bush is now the accepted timetable by the Iraqis and uhmm, now McCain and Bush. Obama's stated desire to focus on Afghanistan has now also been addopted by McCain and Bush.

    So, how does McCain show better judgment? :-)

    I don't trust McCain's judgment and am willing to put my trust in someone not experienced in the politics of Washington ( can eb a good thing IMO ), but does show a willingness to listen, compromise and make good judgments.

    Obama is the one getting my vote.

    Tim
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    Posted 17th August 2008 at 05:32 PM by TimPhelan TimPhelan is offline
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    Did You Watch The Candidates Last Night?

    Hi Alston

    Watched the whole 2 hours and thought both candidates did well. The questions were kind of softballs though except for a couple.

    The debates are going to be very interesting.

    Tim
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    Posted 17th August 2008 at 04:38 PM by TimPhelan TimPhelan is offline


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