20030814 – sex and military pay cuts

I got really pissed when I read that Troops in Iraq face pay cut / Pentagon says tough duty bonuses are budget-buster. And we’re talking $75 per person, per month increase in Danger Pay.

Holy FUCK!

Our troops over there have it probably a lot worse than I did. I recall one thing very clearly: that we were severely underpaid.

Think about it, you’re getting shot at, and you are living in absolutely the worst possible conditions, which make any prison here look like Club Med. In prison, people at least get three meals a day, a place to sleep, a place to shit, and not shot at (usually, unless you’re in some commercialized prison/neo-plantation). I slept on a pile of duffel bags in the back of a 2.5 ton truck, when I got to actually sleep. Food was the dreaded MRE most of the time, punctuated by something they called “food” the cooks tried to entertain us with. Never mind the misery. Never mind the risk. While the friends of the _resident profit enormously on the war, our troops, and their families don’t even get a $75/month increase in Danger Pay. This is the same administration that called the War Protesters (the first people who said “Support Our Troops: bring them home!!!“) unpatriotic and treasonous.

YOU tell me who is treasonous!
YOU tell me who gives a damn for our troops!
YOU tell me who is looking out for this once great nation!!!

Oh, and if you’re looking for the sex in this entry, it was just a way for me to SEX UP the appeal of this journal.


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