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Not much is known about Jim, except the usual liberal disdain for the
US military and military members.


"usual liberal disdain"?


Let's see....some well known "liberals"....


There's president Jimmy Carter, who graduated from the US Naval Academy
and served in the Navy on submarines. He also won the Nobel Peace
Prize, for being instrumental in the only long-term peace agreement in
the modern Middle East (the Camp David accords).


I recall no Middle East Peace in modern times.


Peace *agreement*. Since those accords were signed more than 25 years
ago, former enemies Israel and Egypt have had peace between them.

Or president John F. Kennedy, who served in the Navy in WW2. He was
awarded the Navy and Marine Corps medal for his leadership on the last
patrol of PT 109.


Indeed he was.

George McGovern was in the USAAF (15th Air Force) in WW2, flying 35
missions in B-24 bombers over North Africa and Italy. He was awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross.


A little before my time.


McGovern ran for President in 1972, but lost to Richard Nixon. Nixon
later resigned because of the Watergate scandal, in which people
operating for the Committee to REElect the President (known by the
acronym CREEP) burglarized the DNC Hq to get information about the
campaign.

McGovern's platform included a strong anti-Vietnam-war plank.

Vice president Al Gore enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam
during that conflict, refusing a place in the Tennessee National Guard.


Odd. Do most people get to "refuse a place" in their state's National
Guard?

I don't recall having that "opportunity." Ditto my brother.


The Current Occupant had that opportunity - and took it. Most of the
time he even showed up.

John Kerry served in the US Navy, volunteering for Vietnam duty. He was
awarded three Purple Heart medals, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.
After his discharge from the military, he opposed the Vietnam War,
having actually been there.


Now there's a perfect example of disdain for his fellow military
members.


How do Kerry's actions show disdain for his fellow military personnel?

He went to Vietnam, and fought in that war. He formed the conviction
that the war was simply wrong, and that the USA should not be fighting
it. When he returned to civilian life, he opposed that war -
specifically, the policies of the politicians who gave the orders.

How was that "disdain for his fellow military members"? Should he have
not said or done anything, even though he had formed the first-hand
conviction that the war was wrong?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt never served in any military,


Correct. He had polio and was unfit for military service.


though he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy.


Our military is civilian led. Sometimes led well, sometimes not.


See above about John Kerry and Vietnam.

He led the USA
out of the Depression and through almost all of WW2.


He had a priori knowledge of Pearl Harbor and did nothing.


Conspiracy theory nonsense. Where's the proof?

That just
might be considered disdain for the military and military members.


The Japanese were able to pull off the Pearl Harbor attack because:

1) The US thought it was impossible for a sizable task force to form up
and cross the Pacific without being detected.

2) Radar would spot any incoming attack. And it did - but those in
charge ignored the warning from the radar station.

3) It was believed that the water of Pearl Harbor was too shallow for
airplane-dropped torpedoes to be used. The Japanese developed torpedoes
and attack methods that would work in the relatvely-shallow water. They
also used dive bombing.

His "New Deal" was
considered rather liberal in its time....


Extremely liberal.


Yet now most of it is considered a basic social safety net.

It was his handling of the Bonus Marchers, veterans
of WW 1, that needed their promised pensions that might also be
considered disdain for the military and military members.


How?

The "Bonus Marchers" had been promised military pensions that would be
paid in *1945*, but they wanted the pensions 13 years early. (Can I
have my retirement benefits 13 years early, please?)

Let's see what Wikipedia has to say, in

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_march

"The Bonus Army or Bonus March or Bonus Expeditionary Force was an
assemblage of about 20,000 World War I veterans, their families, and
other affiliated groups, who demonstrated in Washington, D.C. during
the spring and summer of 1932 seeking immediate payment of a "bonus"
granted by the Adjusted Service Certificate Law of 1924 for payment in
1945."

"The Bonus Army massed at the United States Capitol on June 17 as the
U.S. Senate voted on the Patman Bonus Bill, which would have moved
forward the date when World War I veterans received a cash bonus. Most
of the Bonus Army camped in a Hooverville on the Anacostia Flats, then
a swampy, muddy area across the Anacostia River from the federal core
of Washington. The protesters had hoped that they could convince
Congress to make payments that had been granted to veterans
immediately, which would have provided relief for the marchers who were
unemployed due to the Great Depression. The bill had passed the House
of Representatives on June 15 but was blocked in the Senate."

Herbert Hoover was president in June 1932. FDR wasn't even elected
until November 1932, and did not take office until 1933.

"After the defeat of the bill, Congress appropriated funds to pay for
the marchers' return home, which some marchers accepted. On July 28,
Washington police attempted to remove some remaining Bonus Army
protesters from a federal construction site. After police fatally shot
two veterans, the protesters assaulted the police with blunt weapons,
wounding several of them. After the police retreated, the District of
Columbia commissioners informed President Herbert Hoover that they
could no longer maintain the peace, whereupon Hoover ordered federal
troops to remove the marchers from the general area."

"The marchers were cleared and their camps were destroyed by the 12th
Infantry Regiment from Fort Howard, Maryland, and the 3rd Cavalry
Regiment under the command of MAJ. George S. Patton from Fort Myer,
Virginia, under the overall command of General Douglas MacArthur. The
Posse Comitatus Act, prohibiting the U.S. military from being used for
general law enforcement purposes in most instances, did not apply to
Washington, D.C. because it is one of several pieces of federal
property under the direct governance of the U.S. Congress (United
States Constitution, Article I. Section 8). Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a
member of MacArthur's staff, had strong reservations about the
operation. Troops carried rifles with unsheathed bayonets and tear gas
were sent into the Bonus Army's camps. President Hoover did not want
the army to march across the Anacostia River into the protesters'
largest encampment, but Douglas MacArthur felt this was a communist
attempt to overthrow the government."

" Hundreds of veterans were injured, several were killed, including
William Hushka and Eric Carlson, a wife of a veteran miscarried, and
other casualties were inflicted. The visual image of US armed soldiers
confronting poor veterans of the recent great war set the stage for
Veteran relief and eventually the Veterans Administration."

Neither of which existed at the time - but not due to alleged "liberal
disdain for the military".

"By the end of the rout:
Two veterans had been shot and killed.
An 11 week old baby was in critical condition resulting from shock from
gas exposure.
Two infants had died from gas asphyxiation.
An 11 year old boy was partially blinded by tear gas.
One bystander was shot in the shoulder.
One veteran's ear was severed by a Cavalry saber.
One veteran was stabbed in the hip with a bayonet.
At least twelve police were injured by the veterans.
Over 1,000 men, women, and children were exposed to the tear gas,
including police, reporters, residents of Washington D.C., and
ambulance drivers."

"The army burned down the Bonus Army's tents and shacks, although some
reports claim that to spite the government, which had provided much of
the shelter in the camp, some veterans torched their own camp dwellings
before the troops could set upon the camp. Reports of U.S. soldiers
marching against their peers did not help Hoover's re-election efforts;
neither did his open opposition to the Bonus Bill due to financial
concerns."

Were Hoover's actions towards the Bonus Marchers a sign of respect?

Herbert Hoover was president in the summer of 1932. Hoover opposed
giving the veterans their bonus 13 years early.

FDR wasn't even elected until November 1932, and did not take office
until 1933.

"After the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, some of the
Bonus Army
regrouped in Washington to restate its claims to the new President."

"Roosevelt did not want to pay the bonus early, either, but handled the
veterans with more skill when they marched on Washington again the next
year. He sent his wife Eleanor to chat with the vets and pour coffee
for them, and he persuaded many of them to sign up for jobs making a
roadway to the Florida Keys, which was to become the Overseas Highway,
the southernmost portion of U.S. Route 1."

Instead of sending in the police, tear gas, and federal troops, like
conservative Herbert Hoover, FDR sent Eleanor with coffee, and helped
the vets find jobs.

Is that an example of "disdain"?

"A disastrous hurricane swept many of them and their flimsy barracks
away in 1935."

Did FDR have 2 year advance notice of the hurricane, too?

"After seeing more newsreels of veterans giving their lives for a
government that had taken them for granted, public sentiment built up
so much that Congress could no longer afford to ignore it in an
election year (1936). Roosevelt's veto was overridden, making the bonus
a reality."

Is that 1936 veto the disdain you meant? How does that compare to the
non-liberal method of sending in troops with guns, bayonets and
fire.....

"It can be argued, however, that the Bonus Army's greatest
accomplishment was actually the piece of legislation known as the G. I.
Bill of Rights. Passed in 1944, it immensely helped veterans from the
Second World War to secure needed assistance from the federal
government to help them fit back into civilian life, something the
World War I veterans of the Bonus Army had received very little of."

FDR *was* president in 1944.


"usual liberal disdain"?


Yup.


Lessee....John Kerry acts on his convictions wrt Vietnam, and that's
somehow disdain.

FDR sends in his wife rather than troops to deal with protesters, and
that's disdain. He helps them get scarce CCC jobs, and that's disdain,
too. But when Hoover had them attacked by police and federal troops,
that *wasn't* disdain.

Is it disdain to send US military personnel to fight in a country
because of weapons-of-mass-destruction that do not exist in that
country?


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I'm sorry if you were insulted, Hans - that was not my intent.


Tsk, you were trying to insult me, not Hans.


I wasn't *trying* to insult anyone, Len.


I wonder what you would have said if you were actually "trying?"


Len feels insulted whenever disagrees with him here, or proves him to
be mistaken about something.


Equating military service with welfare is about all I can take.


Who did that? Not me. I didn't use the word "welfare", Brian. You did.


Are subsidies and welfare the same thing to you?
Is military service and non-military service the same thing to you?


Jimmie was never in the military. He was never a participant. He
has never been in government service of any kind. Jimmie has
never volunteered to serve his country in anything. Jimmie has
never taken that Oath that real veterans took. He is superior.
He is an amateur extra morseman.


Not much is known about Jim, except the usual liberal disdain for the
US military and military members.


Hmmm...always in defense of "Jim" comes "Dave."

It is like they are "joined" somehow.

That might be interesting if it were true. You've fabricated though.


Hans fabricated. Take it up with him.


Heil will not. He seems to think he must defend this "Jim" by
attacking all who THREATEN "Jim." "Threat" being in Heil's
definition...about equivalent to NOT heaping gratuitous
praise on this "Jim."

I've noted no disdain for either the military, its members or its
veterans, from Jim.


Of course not. You invoke obtuseness at will.


Heil is an amateur extra morsemen. They don't "note" anything
but "threats" against their fellow morseketeers. They are the
elite and cannot be told what to do! :-)


And that He thinks his favorite mode should be forced down everyone's
throat.


That's a fabrication too.


Then you won't mind if he tells me that.


Oh, Heil "Minds" all the time. "All for one and all for morse"
is the morseketeers battle cry! :-)

This is too hilarious. :-)



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I wasn't *trying* to insult anyone, Len.


I wonder what you would have said if you were actually "trying?"


Equating military service with welfare is about all I can take.


I'm not "taking" any of it.


Jimmie can go over to his nearest military recruitment station
and repeat his "subsidy" crack to any military person in there.


After that, the "fourth morseketeer" would be absent from RRAP.


I disagree.


I think your average service person knows that their is a large segment
of US society that looks down on them. But they are intelligent enough
to know just how wrong that segment of society is. The servicemen and
women stand guard without thought to their popularity.


Yes, they are what you say, Brian.


Nobody's interested in radiotelegraphy.


Actually, the olde-tymers seem to love it...especially those
who gave up learning the technical side of amateur radio
some 30 to 40 years back. Radiotelegraphy reminds them of
their youth and youthful dreams of being "top-notch radio ops"
of the 1930s in the 1960s.

Not even Val Germann who
talked a good talk. He sure fooled a lot of people who desperately
wanted to believe that a newbie was interested in learning the code.
Hi, hi!


Heh heh heh. Of course. He got all the regular morseketeers
in here almost to a morsegasm. :-)


It's still a puzzle why an ex-USN type would be at any Army
recruiting office as a civilian...as Robesin once stated. But
that can be relegated to just-another-delusional-dream of the
Imposter.


Robesin is a habitual liar. If he were ever to tell a truth, no one
would beleive it.


Most true! But, the imposter is going to continue with his
lying until this newsgroup becomes moderated. But, from Paul
Schleck's information bulletin, WE can't call him a liar any
more! That will "violate" some "rules" (of engagement or
whatever) wherein no one can speak nasty of others. Doesn't
matter if they are military imposters, we won't be able to
say much of anything against such posturing liars. It's not
"nice."

Ptui.



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Not much is known about Jim, except the usual liberal disdain for the
US military and military members.


"usual liberal disdain"?


Let's see....some well known "liberals"....


[ Jimmy not a "known?" Tsk. ]


There's president Jimmy Carter, who graduated from the US Naval Academy
and served in the Navy on submarines. He also won the Nobel Peace
Prize, for being instrumental in the only long-term peace agreement in
the modern Middle East (the Camp David accords).


I recall no Middle East Peace in modern times.


Nor I. Maybe it was for one weekend or something.

The military draft ended January 1973 under Nixon's watch.
Jimmy had no worries about being drafted after that.

However, Carter pardoned most Vietnam War draft evaders in
January 1977. Way too liberal an act for my taste.

Jimmy still didn't volunteer to serve then.


Or president John F. Kennedy, who served in the Navy in WW2. He was
awarded the Navy and Marine Corps medal for his leadership on the last
patrol of PT 109.


Indeed he was.


JFK approved the Bay of Pigs fiasco in Cuba.

JFK also brought us perilously close to World War III in
the Cuban Missle crisis. The first casualty was a U-2
pilot surnamed Anderson.

Jimmy was too young to serve then.


George McGovern was in the USAAF (15th Air Force) in WW2, flying 35
missions in B-24 bombers over North Africa and Italy. He was awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross.


A little before my time.


Well before Jimmy's time, too. However, McGovern didn't get
elected to national office.


Vice president Al Gore enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam
during that conflict, refusing a place in the Tennessee National Guard.


Odd. Do most people get to "refuse a place" in their state's National
Guard?

I don't recall having that "opportunity." Ditto my brother.


It must be a Tennessee thing. Or Jimmy is confused between
National Guard and State Guard. Jimmy never volunteered
for any Guard.


John Kerry served in the US Navy, volunteering for Vietnam duty. He was
awarded three Purple Heart medals, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.
After his discharge from the military, he opposed the Vietnam War,
having actually been there.


Now there's a perfect example of disdain for his fellow military
members.


It probably cost him the presidential election. Kerry once
tossed his medals. Maybe Robesin caught one? :-)


President Franklin Delano Roosevelt never served in any military,


Correct. He had polio and was unfit for military service.

though he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy.


Our military is civilian led. Sometimes led well, sometimes not.


Agreed.

He led the USA
out of the Depression and through almost all of WW2.


He had a priori knowledge of Pearl Harbor and did nothing.


Not quite. US cryptanalysts had decoded the infamous
Japanese multi-part telegram before the Japanese embassy
in DC did. It just didn't have any mention of the attack
point.

That just
might be considered disdain for the military and military members.


Neither. The US cryptanalysts were a small group of USA
and USN personnel on active duty, plus the genius of a
civilian, William Friedman, the Army's chief cryptanalyst.

Jimmy couldn't help them with a morse code book...he wasn't
born yet.

His "New Deal" was considered rather liberal in its time....


Extremely liberal. It was his handling of the Bonus Marchers, veterans
of WW 1, that needed their promised pensions that might also be
considered disdain for the military and military members.


That was a not-good situation.

The FCC was created under FDR's term. The jury might still
be out on that one. :-)

"usual liberal disdain"?


Yup.


Brian, you have to watch out for Jimmy. He wants to "set the
stage" and then only argue about His stage settings. When
someone else pops in with something different, they are "wrong"
or "incorrect." :-)

A plain and simple fact: NO USA President NOR president
wanna-be since Herbert Hoover has been granted an amateur
radio license. Why Jimmy picked only those presidents and
wanna-bes is rather strange.

Here's a plain and simple fact for Jimmy (who might not get
out much these days): There are still millions of Americans
who are anti-war, anti-military NOW. The news services just
haven't featured them much since 11 Sep 01. They are still
there, can be found. Jimmy is one of those that are more
quiet, snarling only when provoked but otherwise holding to
his precious, elite self with his strange (sometimes insulting)
opinions.

Here's some more plain and simple facts: Jimmy never
served any military in any capacity. Jimmy never served any
government in any capacity. He never took that Oath that
all us veterans took...but he thinks he "serves his country"
by having a hobby license in an amateur radio service. So
do some others who can't think for themselves but require
the League to tell them what to think.



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There's a parallel in amateur radio recruiting. From the ARRL
down, the higher-ups love to look down on aspirants as
dummies in radio...as if their lofty elite positions made them
"expert." These self-proclaimed gods of radio then wonder
why there isn't more participation and - especially - why
there's so little love for their self-righteous precious, noble,
best-of-all-possible-modes (in their minds), radiotelegraphy.


I move


Best of Luck. Don't forget that the job's not finished until the paper
work is done.


Hopefully it is to a galaxy far, far away. World's Greatest
DXer would fit right in there, maybe even "stand guard" with
a light saber!


that we amend our military regulations so that each recruit to
the enlisted ranks would enter military service at the E-9 grade. This
would result in more participation by our citizenry and would prevent
harm to anyone's self-esteem. We could also do away with military
technical schools and the necessity for passing any exam which the new
recruit might view as hazing. Calling any recruit a "dummy" would be
banned.


It looks like the World's Greatest DXer can't tell the diff between
military service and a cool hobby.


He sure can't. Well, we gotta cut him some slack. It might
be some kind of shell shock he suffered in a "country at war."

"Incoming! Incoming! Hey, Heil, lots of Marsgrams incoming!"

Do all amateur radio license applicants have to swear an oath
to defend the US Constitution? With their LIVES if necessary?

I think Heil got a bit too delusional there...





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Equating military service with welfare is about all I can take.


I'm not "taking" any of it.


Jimmie can go over to his nearest military recruitment station
and repeat his "subsidy" crack to any military person in there.


After that, the "fourth morseketeer" would be absent from RRAP.


I disagree.


I think your average service person knows that their is a large segment
of US society that looks down on them. But they are intelligent enough
to know just how wrong that segment of society is.


You're weaving another marvelous tale out of whole cloth. Who is it you
believe to be looking down on military service members, Brian?


Millions of them, really. The descendants of the "hell no, we
won't go" generation...the "anti-war" people with their "peace"
symbols. They've quieted down a bit after 11 Sep 01...or the
press has quit featuring them on video news.

Heil doesn't get out much, apparently. He might go over to
Jimmy's house to admire all his things, though, just like
Jimmy's other friend and neighbor.


The servicemen and
women stand guard without thought to their popularity.


I stood guard in basic training.


Wow! Did Heil get a medal for meritorious guard standing?

I was too busy working or sleeping to
stand guard during the remainder of my four years.


Oh, yes, Heil was "IN" a country at war! Did he directly
engage "Charlie?" Get in lots of firefights? Or just fights?

I never entered any popularity contests.


Just as well. Heil was unlikely to win any...


And so you think very little of your military service. Welp, at least
you served.


Jimmy never served.


In other words, Jim would be perfectly safe in any recruiter's office,
though his visit might be short. Unless he wound up in Robesin's dads
recruiter office...


I noted Len's silly threat, made on behalf of others. You know and I
know and even Len knows that such a thing would never happen.


Yes, I know Jimmy is too chicken to go to one. He might
actually LEARN something and NOT tell everyone "you are
wrong!" :-)

But, the Korporal uf ze Guard thinks I made a "THREAT!" :-)

Wow! Think of that: A no-code-test advocate "threatening"
one of the famous morseketeers!

Lamebrains are not chosen as recruiters. Any recruiter who acted in
such a manner would not only not be a recruiter for very long, he'd be
in the slammer.


Only AFTER appropriate military action by the Judge Advocate
General Corps and one of two possible courts martial (not the
third, the highest one).

Heil hasn't touched on our angry USMC imposter's father's
alleged "recruiting" for the Army AFTER he got out of the USN.
Odd, considering said imposter is also an amateur extra
morseman...


Jim hasn't made any
disparaging remarks directed at the military and I doubt he spends a lot
of time in or near recruiting offices. We've just been treated to more
of Len's (not very ably assisted by you) diversionary mumbo-jumbo.


I guess 6M has closed to France?


He probably doesn't have the latest "firmware download" for
his Orion. :-)



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Not much is known about Jim, except the usual liberal disdain for the
US military and military members.


"usual liberal disdain"?
Let's see....some well known "liberals"....


NONE of whom were granted amateur radio licenses...


There's president Jimmy Carter, who graduated from the US Naval Academy
and served in the Navy on submarines.


James Earl Carter SERVED the USN, Jimmy. He *IS* a veteran.
Of all living presidents he served the military the longest.

Jimmy has never served the US military. Brian has, I have,
but Jimmy has NOT.

Here's some Presidents who ARE/WERE military veterans
since I've been alive: Harry Truman (WW1), Dwight
Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon,
Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush (the elder).

Bill Clinton is NOT. Shrub was in the National Guard
but wanted to be a "war leader."

None of them have been granted amateur radio licenses.


I recall no Middle East Peace in modern times.


Peace *agreement*. Since those accords were signed more than 25 years
ago, former enemies Israel and Egypt have had peace between them.


A plain and simple fact: The "Middle East" is NOT
confined to Israel and Egypt.

Another plain and simple fact: There has NOT been
"peace" in the MIDDLE EAST since 1948.


George McGovern was in the USAAF (15th Air Force) in WW2, flying 35


Geogre McGovern didn't have an amateur radio license.


Vice president Al Gore enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam


Albert Gore didn't have an amateur radio license.


John Kerry served in the US Navy, volunteering for Vietnam duty. He was


John Kerry didn't have an amateur radio license.


President Franklin Delano Roosevelt never served in any military,


FDR didn't have an amateur radio license.

Jimmy has an amateur radio license. Jimmy never served.
Jimmy never volunteered. Jimmy will never serve.



He had a priori knowledge of Pearl Harbor and did nothing.


Conspiracy theory nonsense. Where's the proof?


The "proof" is in hundreds of pages of testimony before a
congressional committee following the end of WW2. The
USA *did* have prior knowledge that an attack by Japan
was imminent...Army-Navy cryptanalysts *did* decode the
infamous telegram the Japanese diplomats were to deliver
to the USA *before* the Japanese Embassy code clerks
could decode and type up their copy.

The English translation of that multi-part telegram can
be found in several textbooks available in public
libraries. The US Government Printing Office printed
up the entire testimony of the Congressional Committee.
NO "conspiracy theory nonsense" in that.




The "Bonus Marchers" had been promised military pensions that would be
paid in *1945*, but they wanted the pensions 13 years early. (Can I
have my retirement benefits 13 years early, please?)


Jimmy will never march as a VETERAN. Jimmy only marches
to the beat of morse code. Jimmy never served. Jimmy
never volunteered to serve. Jimmy will never serve.

Jimmy serves his country by having an amateur radio license.


Herbert Hoover was president in the summer of 1932. Hoover opposed
giving the veterans their bonus 13 years early.


Didn't Herbert Hoover have an amateur radio license?

Hoover's birthplace is now a national park. My wife and
I have been there. It is preserved intact in before-the-
1900-year state. Quaint. A better quaintness than manual
telegraphy mode, though...no telegraphy station is visible
at that park.

FDR wasn't even elected until November 1932, and did not take office
until 1933.


FDR initiated the FCC with the Communications Act of 1934.
A copy of the letter to Congress can be found at the FCC
website. 1932 is SEVENTY-FOUR YEARS AGO, Jimmy.


Is that 1936 veto the disdain you meant? How does that compare to the
non-liberal method of sending in troops with guns, bayonets and
fire.....


Jimmy doesn't know guns or bayonets. Jimmy never served
at any time. Jimmy has never volunteered to serve. Jimmy
will never serve.

Jimmy thinks all can be solved by some coffee and chatting?

Gosh, and a licensed radio amateur did the thing with the
"guns and bayonets?" How awful..."threats!"


FDR *was* president in 1944.


1944 is SIXTY-TWO YEARS AGO, Jimmy.

US Amateur radio operations were forbidden in 1944.


Is it disdain to send US military personnel to fight in a country
because of weapons-of-mass-destruction that do not exist in that
country?


Would Jimmy prefer Shrub sending in Laura with coffee
and friendly chatting with Saddam Hussein? Would Saddam
get a "bonus?"

Why Jimmy get all hot and bothered about CURRENT EVENTS?

Jimmy has never served in the military. Jimmy has never
volunteered for any military service. Jimmy is not a
military veteran. Jimmy will never be a military veteran.

Jimmy serves his country by being an amateur extra morseman,
fighting terrorists with his code key. Jimmy doesn't like
no-code-test advocate veterans accusing him of disdain for
the military. Jimmy is superior because of his hobby
"service."

Jimmy angry over not receiving "subsidy" for his "service?"


Beep, beep,



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Not much is known about Jim, except the usual liberal disdain for the
US military and military members.


"usual liberal disdain"?


Let's see....some well known "liberals"....


There's president Jimmy Carter, who graduated from the US Naval Academy
and served in the Navy on submarines. He also won the Nobel Peace
Prize, for being instrumental in the only long-term peace agreement in
the modern Middle East (the Camp David accords).


I recall no Middle East Peace in modern times.


Nor I. Maybe it was for one weekend or something.


The Camp David Accords, Len.

From 1956 to 1973, there were at least four different wars fought where

Israel was on one side and Egypt on the other. The Camp David Accords,
signed by Egypt and Israel, have brought peace between those two
countries for almost 30 years.

The military draft ended January 1973 under Nixon's watch.


Because Congress refused to renew it, not because of Nixon.

had no worries about being drafted after that.


A draft could always be reinstated.

However, Carter pardoned most Vietnam War draft evaders in
January 1977.


That amnesty/pardon was specific to draft resistance.

By contrast, president Gerald Ford issued a general pardon to Richard
Nixon some years earlier, covering *anything* Nixon had done while in
office.

Way too liberal an act for my taste.


Was it OK for Ford to pardon Nixon? Particularly since Nixon's pardon
was so general and nonspecific?

Or president John F. Kennedy, who served in the Navy in WW2. He was
awarded the Navy and Marine Corps medal for his leadership on the last
patrol of PT 109.


Indeed he was.


JFK approved the Bay of Pigs fiasco in Cuba.


And then backed out. Bad decision.

Soon after the Bay of Pigs, NASA put the first American into space, and
JFK made his 'go to the moon' speech. Some people think one of the
reasons JFK did that was to move attention away from that mess.

JFK also brought us perilously close to World War III in
the Cuban Missle crisis. The first casualty was a U-2
pilot surnamed Anderson.


Was that U-2 pilot any relation to you, Len?

Did JFK show "disdain" for the military by the Bay of Pigs or the Cuban
Missile crisis?

How should he have handled the Cuban situation, Len?

George McGovern was in the USAAF (15th Air Force) in WW2, flying 35
missions in B-24 bombers over North Africa and Italy. He was awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross.


A little before my time.


However, McGovern didn't get
elected to national office.


The dirty tricks of Nixon's CREEP may have had something to do with
that. The efforts by "the President's men" to cover up some of those
dirty tricks eventually brought about the downfall of Nixon's
presidency. Nixon resigned rather than be impeached, because the
evidence against him was so strong that even his own party could not
support him.

McGovern ran on a platform that included a strong anti-Vietnam-war
plank. Was that showing "disdain" for the military?

Vice president Al Gore enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam
during that conflict, refusing a place in the Tennessee National Guard.


Odd. Do most people get to "refuse a place" in their state's National
Guard?

I don't recall having that "opportunity." Ditto my brother.


It must be a Tennessee thing.


It was a '70s thing.

The Current Occupant of the White House served in the National Guard.

John Kerry served in the US Navy, volunteering for Vietnam duty. He was
awarded three Purple Heart medals, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.
After his discharge from the military, he opposed the Vietnam War,
having actually been there.


Now there's a perfect example of disdain for his fellow military
members.


How?

It probably cost him the presidential election. Kerry once
tossed his medals. Maybe Robesin caught one? :-)


Is it wrong for a person to oppose a war?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt never served in any military,


Correct. He had polio and was unfit for military service.


He was healthy as a young man, however.

though he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy.


Our military is civilian led. Sometimes led well, sometimes not.


Agreed.


There is no requirement that any government official actually serve in
the military, yet they decide what wars will be fought.

Is it disdain for the military to say that sometimes their decisions
aren't the best?

He led the USA
out of the Depression and through almost all of WW2.


He had a priori knowledge of Pearl Harbor and did nothing.


Not quite. US cryptanalysts had decoded the infamous
Japanese multi-part telegram before the Japanese embassy
in DC did. It just didn't have any mention of the attack
point.


Where is this verified?

If true, when was the decoded, translated message available to FDR?
Weeks before the attack? Days? Hours?

What did the telegram say, exactly?

That just
might be considered disdain for the military and military members.


Neither. The US cryptanalysts were a small group of USA
and USN personnel on active duty, plus the genius of a
civilian, William Friedman, the Army's chief cryptanalyst.


Located where?

His "New Deal" was considered rather liberal in its time....


Extremely liberal. It was his handling of the Bonus Marchers, veterans
of WW 1, that needed their promised pensions that might also be
considered disdain for the military and military members.


That was a not-good situation.


Which situation?

The violent confrontation between the Bonus Marchers and federal troops
occurred in the summer of 1932 - when Herbert Hoover was president.

FDR was not elected until November of 1932, and did not take office
until 1933.

Who exhibited greater disdain for those veterans - Hoover or FDR?

The FCC was created under FDR's term. The jury might still
be out on that one. :-)


The FCC was the successor to the FRC. Both were created to deal with
the mess of regulation - or misregulation - of the 1920s and earlier.

"usual liberal disdain"?


Yup.


Nope.

A plain and simple fact: NO USA President NOR president
wanna-be since Herbert Hoover has been granted an amateur
radio license.


Incorrect.

Herbert Hoover was not a radio amateur. His son was.

Barry Goldwater, Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was an
active radio amateur. (K7UGA)

There are still millions of Americans
who are anti-war, anti-military NOW.


Anti-war and anti-military are two different things.

Is it always wrong to oppose a war, regardless of the circumstances?

Are all wars "right" if the administration in charge at the time says
so?

The news services just
haven't featured them much since 11 Sep 01. They are still
there, can be found.


What does freedom really mean if dissent is not allowed?

but he thinks he "serves his country"
by having a hobby license in an amateur radio service.


Well, you can't be talking about me, Len. Because I've never written
anything remotely like that.

It's not about me.

What I *have* written is that the Amateur Radio Service performs
service to the country.

What I *have* asked is whether the only way someone can serve their
country is by uniformed military service, or if someone can serve in
other ways.

Those are valid questions. Try answering them, rather than making up
quotes.

So
do some others who can't think for themselves but require
the League to tell them what to think.


Which "League". Len? The League of Women Voters? The Union League?

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More flatus from the resident gas bag.


Anony-mousie, you shouldn't talk that way about James Miccolis...

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