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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting.


2 posted on 12/12/2006 2:31:22 PM PST by dakine
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To: dakine

How about guys and gals just want to defend their country. Is that so hard to imagine anymore? Wow.


4 posted on 12/12/2006 2:38:34 PM PST by kinghorse (calls them like I sees them)
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To: dakine
Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening..

No, I do not believe so. The first sentence in the story posits that Americans are growing pessimistic. I believe the average American knows we have a job to do in Iraq and it is the cowardly left leaning writers of opinions disguised as news that are attempting to thwart the job that must be done.

I work in an aspect of the entertainment industry. Our sales are up this year. There appears to be a growth in disposable income and demand for non essential entertainment products. I say the economy is therefore doing well.

7 posted on 12/12/2006 2:41:17 PM PST by A message (We who care, Can Not Fail)
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To: dakine

"Though Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq"

Should read:

"Though Liberal & Democrat Americans that we select for all of our biased polls are increasingly pessmistic about the aftermath of the war in Iraq"

There, that's better


11 posted on 12/12/2006 2:44:05 PM PST by RacerX1128
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To: dakine; NormsRevenge

I enlisted a few years after the Vietnam War ended. I was a pampered princess from an upper-middle class family. I had a full academic scholarship to Luther College in Iowa. I didn't have to join; I wanted to see the World! Then I ended up loving it so much and I was good at it, so I stayed for twenty years.

I enlisted during the Carter years of no jobs, no gasoline and 18% interest rates! These kids want to serve, just as I did. And God Bless Them!

Economics rarely play into someone's decision to join up, no matter what the MSM tries to tell us. :)

If I can find my link to data that shows who enlists, I'll post it. I had a hard drive crash a while ago and lost some really good stuff. :(

14 posted on 12/12/2006 2:48:51 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: dakine

I'm guessing that it does have something to do with the economy, however, I'm still humbled and proud that the Marines and the Army are meeting and exceeding their recruiting goals. We've lost at least 47 Americans in the first 12 days of December in Iraq, but the volunteers keep coming. I'm impressed.


15 posted on 12/12/2006 2:49:05 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: dakine
No.

Next question?

19 posted on 12/12/2006 2:52:29 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Those who call their fellow citizens Sheeple are just ticked they were not chosen as Shepherds)
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To: dakine
Probably more word of mouth. It is likely that many of the returning troops have told prospective recruits the reality of the situation, not the usual MSM gloom and doom.

Friends and students of mine have pictures, videos and souveniers as well as very positive stories about the Iraqi people they have met. To a man, they all said that they would go back. (they were all in combat arms, not REMFs).

22 posted on 12/12/2006 3:31:26 PM PST by pfflier
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To: dakine

Doubt it. All those going into the Marines and Army have about a 100% chance of going to Iraq. You don't do that for economic reasons alone.


24 posted on 12/12/2006 3:35:58 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Welcome Home, son! You and your comrades are our heroes!))
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To: dakine
Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting.

Not possible. The Democrats are in charge now. We live in a utopia.

33 posted on 12/12/2006 4:26:56 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: dakine
Personal economics may play into it but I believe--despite the recent election and these skewed AP polls--that the American population is still shifting to the political right. I think patriotism is as high as it ever was. I believe a "silent majority" who represent traditional American values is alive and well.
40 posted on 12/12/2006 4:42:37 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: dakine
Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting.

OK, 'fess up!

You're either Jon Carry or Charlie Rangel!

44 posted on 12/12/2006 4:52:39 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!)
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To: dakine

"Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting."

What real indications of economic slowdown do you see to support that? I see nothing but positive economic conditions with slowdown on the side.


49 posted on 12/12/2006 7:02:48 PM PST by lawdude (2006: The elections we will live to die for!)
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To: dakine
Where are you getting your information about the economy? It's doing far better than has been reported.

As for the military, since the war in Iraq began, the ratio of wealthy to poor has increased. In other words, the war has caused more upper middle class enlistments and less poor.

So you're wrong on all counts.

51 posted on 12/12/2006 7:35:17 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: dakine
Here is some information from the Heritage Foundation from 2005 to refute your hypothesis.

There's lots more out there if you need it to further correct your 'idea.'

53 posted on 12/12/2006 7:44:02 PM PST by ohioWfan (President Bush - courageously and honorably protecting us in dangerous times, . Praise the Lord!)
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To: dakine

If recruiting is good, the economy must be bad....is that it?


63 posted on 12/12/2006 9:06:32 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: dakine
"economy not doing well"

That was a satirical comment, right?

81 posted on 12/13/2006 1:43:28 AM PST by driftless2
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To: dakine

No


96 posted on 12/13/2006 6:22:18 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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