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10 Most Disappointing Destinations in the World

10 Most Disappointing Destinations in the World

Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 16:19:27 in Travel

“Don't tell South Americans that Orlando, Florida is a disappointment. It's like home away from home for many of them. And for the others, it's a highlight vacation destination they just can't miss.

So much of travel is in the eye of the beholder.”
Dear Military Spouses: I'm Sorry

Dear Military Spouses: I'm Sorry

Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 08:49:57 in Women

“I like you already. When will you get stationed nearby? (24 years as a milspouse and more as a military brat and this is one of the best pieces I've read about what it's really like. Thank you.)”
The Budget Passed: How Military Families Can Take the High Road

The Budget Passed: How Military Families Can Take the High Road

Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 09:42:18 in Politics

“Yet one more challenge for military families to face. I wouldn't have as much of a problem with this if Congress would have addressed the expenditure problem at the same time they decided to declare two wars. We knew that the wars would be expensive and that those expenses would not be limited to the actual war machine but to personnel costs. Congress did nothing. And rather than make difficult, large impact choices, like getting rid of weapons system and equipment that the Pentagon itself has asked Congress to stop funding, they come after our earned benefits. And yes, as a spouse, I do say we. I've not had the benefit of Joining Forces or other programs to help me get a decent job for the past 24 years. In fact, my husband and I made a decision that I would stay home rather than work because the type of work I could get with these multiple moves (4 in the last three years) wouldn't pay for someone else to do the work I manage at home. But we made that decision knowing his retiree pay would help make up the lack of money I am able to put into a 401K. Military service is a family job whether Congress takes that into consideration or not.”
Luis Walker, Air Force Staff Sgt., Sentenced To 20 Years For Rape, Assault

Luis Walker, Air Force Staff Sgt., Sentenced To 20 Years For Rape, Assault

Commented Jul 21, 2012 at 22:25:13 in Politics

“Please help more commanders understand what today's service members are up against. The film, The Invisible War, gives an honest account of rape in today's military. This petition encourages the Obama Administration to show the film to all potential commanders as well as all personnel who train incoming recruits,”

dadrev on Jul 22, 2012 at 00:33:29

“they all have seen it, there are classes given all the time to help keep the leaders focus, but in every basket of apples, you are still going to have a bad apple every now and then.”

blizzard man robot voice on Jul 22, 2012 at 00:18:51

“The Invisible War is a decent documentary that will hopefully promote military commands to be more proactive in investigating sexual assault allegations. There are very good counseling programs in our armed forces to help sexual assault victims overcome their attacks. The problem with sexual assault accusations in the military is that some commanding officers have halted the investigations in order to avoid bad marks on their reviews. It's selfish of them to do so but sexual assault investigations are typically halted because of the commanding officer's refusal to move forward with them.”

rachydee on Jul 21, 2012 at 23:30:27

8 Women File Lawsuit, Accuse Military Of Having 'High Tolerance For Sexual Predators In Their Ranks'

8 Women File Lawsuit, Accuse Military Of Having 'High Tolerance For Sexual Predators In Their Ranks'

Commented Mar 7, 2012 at 09:02:21 in DC

“And keeping the likes of Rush Limbaugh on military airwaves does nothing to help the military community believe that leadership take sexual harassment or sexual assault as seriously as they should. This will take serious pushing from civilian leadership.

UncleJimbo on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:08:51

“Well Said! Fan # 34.”

opusstumper on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:40:25

“I have bad news. If soldiers want to listen to Rush Limbaugh, that is their choice. If our servicemen want to listen to Rock, Metal, Gospel, News, what is there choice. We can turn radio stations on and off. I know some active duty guys that still maintain ties to racist organizations. I know some active duty guys that maintain links back to their gangs in LA. The first question you have to ask yourself when reading the Huffington Post is, "What did they leave out?"”

CousinMose on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:23:51

“I agree with Daniel. I hate Rush as much as the next guy but this problem existed well before Rush Limbaugh and will exist well after.”

HKR07 on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:16:59

“True. The good old boy mentality and neanderthal sexism by older brass is unfortunately encouraged in younger men, even when they may have known better. Get rid of the old effs and it will help. Ageism may be wrong, but rape is much worse.”

Daniel Albert on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:10:43

“This has nothing to do with Rush Limbaugh.”

olitenup on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:07:57

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An Invisible Minority

Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 16:11:31 in Gay Voices

“This is a beautifully written piece.

We have a long way to go in the US. My military family has lived in many places but our time spent in the South was some of the hardest. We met some of the most wonderful people and the most limited perceptions at the same time. It is difficult to balance the two.

I hope your writing finds its way into the heart and minds of fellow Alabamans.”

Scottie Thomaston on Dec 13, 2011 at 16:21:02

“Thanks so much! And yeah, the south can be really horrible at times. As bad as it is for LGBTs, I actually see more outward expressions of hatred aimed at racial minorities. It's staggering how little progress we've made down here.”
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Daddy's Girl Versus Sarah's Boy: What's an Alaska Democrat to Do?

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 15:09:15 in Politics

“Call me idealistic but my vote if for McAdams as well. I started to look at Murkowski's voting record and I'm not happy - she and Miller would vote the same way almost every single time even though she would claim to be a moderate. I prefer to vote FOR someone rather than AGAINST someone else.

I've spent my life moving around because of the military men in my life. I believe in public service. I believe that government can work well for the people. But it can only do so when we vote for the people who can do the job well. I don't want Murkowski anymore. She lost me with the EPA mess. Give me McAdams! He wants to make government work for the people!”
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We Will Win in Alaska, for Alaska

Commented Sep 29, 2010 at 11:07:53 in Politics

“Rallying the troops - come find us at Military Families for McAdams on Facebook,
Murkowski Answers Questions On Whether She Would Switch Parties

Murkowski Answers Questions On Whether She Would Switch Parties

Commented Sep 26, 2010 at 14:13:00 in Politics

“I think that Lisa Murkowski has forgotten how the system works. If she wants to be a part of her party, then her election is finished. If she wants to be an Independent, then should she run as one.

Personally, the only person in this race worth voting for is McAdams. I'm hoping that other military families will join us in supporting his election as well. Join us at

CarolinaYankee on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:59:35

“I don't want her to be a Dem, does anyone? Isn't Lieberman enough of a pain in the A$$”
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Republicans Betray National Security With Impunity

Commented Sep 25, 2010 at 11:24:02 in Politics

“I am tired of the double standard... when Democrats vote against anything that Republicans want, they are considered unpatriotic. This year's congressional Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites. Of course, there are a few Dems I'm not happy with as well. Give me more progressives in Congress so we can start getting some real work accomplished.”

Gunny G on Sep 30, 2010 at 14:58:28

“More work accomplished? You mean like more handouts to people like you who don't feel like working? A 93% DEBT to GDP ratio is not enough for you?

I suggest you start getting your news elsewhere, this nation is on the brink of economic collapse, thanks to the Dems, who have been running the Congress and the Senate since JANUARY 2007!”

Linda Westbrook Holland on Sep 26, 2010 at 01:14:10

“Excuse me, but of what double standard are you speaking?? For the entire period of the campaign of Barack Obama and weeeellll into his presidency the mainstream media have fawned over every idea or initiative voice by liberal legislators and congressmen and women. Then Senator, now President Obama could do NO wrong and to voice concern over ANYTHING in his history or proposed by his campaign or administration was as an apostasy.

Yet, as soon as the tide turns a mite, and there is some support shown in the media for the views and actions of conservative leaning constituents or government leaders, suddenly there is a double standard?? Might you be the one with the double standard? Just maybe?”

David Thomas 4 on Sep 25, 2010 at 13:14:18

“Hypocrits all. Angie, once again you hit the head of that nail. Thanks.”
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Don't turn the page on our translators

Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 11:24:11 in Politics

“I had no idea... thank you for posting this.”
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This Iraq Veteran says "Thank You, Mr. President"

Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 11:21:11 in World

“I wish more people would remember this:

"I did not find that one funny. I did not find it funny because I was only thinking of one thing last night. Actually, I was thinking of a few thousand things last night--the 4,416 brothers and sisters of mine who died fighting in the streets and sands of Iraq. And I was thinking about the 31,902 who had been wounded there. And I thought about how sad it was that with 50,000 troops remaining in Iraq for another year, we have yet to see the last American die there."

I think too many Americans forget what they are asking for when they want to continue these wars. They have no family in the military and don't fear to hear the news at night because they won't hear that a bomb has struck the area where their loved one is deployed.”