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Wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' (releases) statement
KiroTV ^ | 19 Mar 12 | Karilyn Bales

Posted on 03/19/2012 4:15:37 PM PDT by xzins

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To: BunnySlippers

So be it, I will leave you to your ruminations.


351 posted on 03/21/2012 6:27:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BunnySlippers
What appalls me is you are judging this man based on your own experiences involving your 35 years in YOUR professional life.

And that some "arbitrator" ruled against him.

And then have the gall to say NO AMERICAN WOULD ACT THIS WAY.

An institutional equities trader in Los Angeles.

No worries there.

Get back to me after your fourth deployment.

352 posted on 03/21/2012 6:28:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: BunnySlippers
The only thing i have heard that might address it was a comment from the elderly investor who said they tried to find him after following leads in Bermuda and elsewhere but never found him. Also, a similar statement from his attorney. All I can say is they had lousy investigators/detectives.

The only comment I heard the elderly investor, Gary Liebschner, say was that they heard he was in the "Bahamas and all kinds of places". They never said where they "heard" this from or indicated any detective had looked........it was not addressed. If SSG Bales was in the military, how hard would it be to find him? What about the other person, Michael Patterson and the entity, Michael Patterson Inc.? Did anyone look for him. How was this money supposed to be divied up between who owed what?

The original amount was suposedly $637,000, 637,000 punitive, $216,500 in attorney's fees (that seems like a lot for atty's fees).

So I'm wondering this. When this went to arbitration, could they specify whatever amount they wanted (up to any original amount they had invested) if the other parties were not there to defend themselves or bargain with?
353 posted on 03/21/2012 7:38:22 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: xzins

Times change. So now it’s SSG. Thank you.


354 posted on 03/21/2012 7:48:32 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Girlene

I think it’s also telling that FINRA never asked that Bale’s license be revoked. Which tells me that they viewed him as a very minor player.


355 posted on 03/21/2012 7:49:16 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Sounds like some one want’s their 20 seconds of fame.


356 posted on 03/21/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: BunnySlippers

Good point and thanks for the info.


357 posted on 03/21/2012 8:11:46 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: KantianBurke
the issue of ROE’s is superfluous

WTF???????
The ROE’s have a very direct effect on every combat solider each and every minute of their life while in a combat zone. Warriors in our military all know damn well that the only way to win a war is to kill the enemy before they have a chance to kill you and yours. The ROE dictates how often you have to stand by and watch your friends get blown up because you were not allowed to take measures to ensure that the bad guys did not have the opportunity to get to you. Knowing these rules also allows you to better figure the odds of getting home alive and whole. I guess you believe that none of these things are pertinent issues. What this SSgt did was beyond bad. There is no way I will try and justify it. He will be held responsible for what he did and it just might cost him his life. When people break it comes out in many different ways. I've seen men stand up in a firefight. Seen what was left after they pulled the pin on a grenade tucked under their chin. I've witnessed men use excessive force on the enemy. Sometimes you can see it building and some times you can't. I've watched men that I respected blown up on their families after returning home. I am angry and offended that you do not see these things as important. Those rules shape the events and therefore the memories we carry for the rest of our lives. Those rules often cause problems that may be with us forever. Those rules can be the genesis for pain that can be inflicted on loved ones far into the future. The Rules of Engagement are always an issue, now and forever. Any other perception is based on total ignorance and absolute disregard for the individual men and women involved in combat situations. Take a long hike down the lane of reality. You missed that trip during your liberal years. One more thing, KMA.

358 posted on 03/22/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: BunnySlippers
I wish I had a dollar for every mass murderer or multiple shooter whose friends and neighbors claim he was “a nice guy”, “couldn’t be the same person”, “quiet and nice”, couldn’t meet a better guy”.

I think that you are indeed a nice guy, you certainly seem to be quiet and nice, and I certainly couldn’t meet a better guy.

Now please don't beat me to death with the bunny slippers.


359 posted on 03/23/2012 1:23:53 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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