Why Are We Still There?


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4 eyed six shooter
January 1, 2004, 08:05 PM
posted 01-01-2004 07:04 PM
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It is time to take a serious look at our involvement there. Every day there are news reports about more deaths. Every night on the TV are photos of death and destruction.
Why are we still there?

The land is too large to secure all of it. The bad people causing this damage can roam anywhere, and we can't possibly police the whole place.
Why are we still there?

We occupied this land, which we had to take by force, but it causes us nothing but trouble.
Why are we still there?

Their government is unstable, and in the process of changing.
Why are we still there?

Refugees are fleeing by the thousands, driven from their homes.
Why are we still there?

It will cost billions to rebuild, which we can't afford.
Why are we still there?

There are more than 1000 religious sects. We can't even secure the borders.
Why are we still there?

And to repeat:
Every day we hear of more Ameicans killed in this dangerous land.

It is clear. We must abandon California now!

Happy New year, John K

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Standing Wolf
January 1, 2004, 09:16 PM
Clever.

mrapathy2000
January 1, 2004, 09:37 PM
no clue. I think its rather stupid. some people would rather be crushed from a building during a earthquake,burned alive in their home or fleeing, burried alive during a mudslide than put up with some snow or cold weather.

same thing goes with folks in florida with hurricanes. you no its coming but you put up a crappy home which in normal conditions could last 100+ years if cared for but they are not built to withstand hurricanes. of coarse the coast to build one would probably be costly which the rich could only afford and it would probably not meet their fancy tastes.

some city planners dont help when it comes to floods and flood support.

Art Eatman
January 1, 2004, 10:53 PM
Sorry, mrapathy2000, but you're wrong about houses in Florida. NONE of the houses built by Habitat for Humanity were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. Those houses are comparatively-inexpensive to median in cost. The deal is, those houses all met the code, with all joists and rafters secured by the metal hurricane ties.

For many of those houses which were destroyed or partially destroyed, it turned out from testimony that when a building inspector left, installation of the ties was stopped by the contractors...

Art

Greg L
January 2, 2004, 06:59 PM
:cool:

This one gets passed along to some friends who are still in occupied territory :D .

Greg

El Tejon
January 2, 2004, 07:10 PM
Free California!

QuickDraw
January 2, 2004, 09:48 PM
Hey El Tejon,
I checked out badgerbadgerbadger.I don't know what the point is,but I found it hilarious!

QuickDraw

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