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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    7/26/1948-President Harry S. Truman signed executive orders prohibiting discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
    That is ironic considering what happened today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safety View Post
    That is ironic considering what happened today.
    Transexuals who want quite expensive optional surgeries, with huge ongoing medicine and treatment costs forever, plus months up on months of lost deployment time all of which costs the military and the taxpayers Were not an issue back then. Obama very much made it an issue.

    The taxpayers do not have to pay for everyone elses whim. You want to go from male to female PAY FOR IT then join the military as a female and vice versa.

    What the F are we running here a "HEY I WANT THIS" and I want everyone else to pay for it cuz I want it. Screw that
    "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Transexuals who want quite expensive optional surgeries, with huge ongoing medicine and treatment costs forever, plus months up on months of lost deployment time all of which costs the military and the taxpayers Were not an issue back then. Obama very much made it an issue.

    The taxpayers do not have to pay for everyone elses whim. You want to go from male to female PAY FOR IT then join the military as a female and vice versa.

    What the F are we running here a "HEY I WANT THIS" and I want everyone else to pay for it cuz I want it. Screw that
    or offer them their college tuition to help pay for the surgery. They do their time, honorably, THEN they can have it once their hitch is done. They carry the cost above and beyond that.
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    "The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."
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    August 2, 1990
    Iraq Invades Kuwait

    The US Army's Global Response Force responded - the 82nd ABN's 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment was rushed to Saudi Arabia. 4th Battalion was first in theater. The line in the sand was 500 paratroopers. (Not 5000 as Bush the Elder said in TV) Back in those days we had two night sights per squad. One GPS per battalion.

    At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia. The emir of Kuwait, his family, and other government leaders fled to Saudi Arabia, and within hours Kuwait City had been captured and the Iraqis had established a provincial government. By annexing Kuwait, Iraq gained control of 20 percent of the world’s oil reserves and, for the first time, a substantial coastline on the Persian Gulf. The same day, the United Nations Security Council unanimously denounced the invasion and demanded Iraq’s immediate withdrawal from Kuwait. On August 6, the Security Council imposed a worldwide ban on trade with Iraq.

    On August 9, Operation Desert Shield, the American defense of Saudi Arabia, began as U.S. forces raced to the Persian Gulf. Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, meanwhile, built up his occupying army in Kuwait to about 300,000 troops. On November 29, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq if it failed to withdraw by January 15, 1991. Hussein refused to withdraw his forces from Kuwait, which he had established as a province of Iraq, and some 700,000 allied troops, primarily American, gathered in the Middle East to enforce the deadline.
    The war that followed established America's status as the sole superpower on earth.
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    On Aug. 14, 1945, President Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

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    August 16, 1896: Gold discovered in the Yukon

    That would have been an amazing time to live!

    While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory on this day in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West.

    Hoping to cash in on reported gold strikes in Alaska, Carmack had traveled there from California in 1881. After running into a dead end, he headed north into the isolated Yukon Territory, just across the Canadian border. In 1896, another prospector, Robert Henderson, told Carmack of finding gold in a tributary of the Klondike River. Carmack headed to the region with two Native American companions, known as Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie. On August 16, while camping near Rabbit Creek, Carmack reportedly spotted a nugget of gold jutting out from the creek bank. His two companions later agreed that Skookum Jim–Carmack’s brother-in-law–actually made the discovery.


    Regardless of who spotted the gold first, the three men soon found that the rock near the creek bed was thick with gold deposits. They staked their claim the following day. News of the gold strike spread fast across Canada and the United States, and over the next two years, as many as 50,000 would-be miners arrived in the region. Rabbit Creek was renamed Bonanza, and even more gold was discovered in another Klondike tributary, dubbed Eldorado.
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