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Wall Street Journal Says SEAL Veterans Better Off Collecting Unemployment
Sofrep.com ^ | 9/1/12 | Brandon Webb

Posted on 09/01/2012 11:20:29 PM PDT by Nachum

Wall Street Journal writers Dion Nissenbaum and Siobhan Gorman have apparently been reprimanded and put on temporary leave for a rogue piece of writing in the journal. Their write up attacked Navy SEAL veterans for establishing businesses of their own, and included a US made tactical gear and watch company.

“Navy SEAL veterans would be better off collecting unemployment for a while. No one, including myself, likes a know-it-all Navy SEAL that starts a successful venture. I don’t care how many Americans it employs, it’s just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business. I don’t really care what Milton Friedman says about Free Market economics, it’s an unfair advantage and these guys know it. These veterans should be ashamed of their past service and the last thing they should be doing is making money or writing books.” says Nissenbaum. Read the full article here.

Apparently the US SOCOM commander, Admiral McRaven called the WSJ outraged that the paper was not supporting the Special Operations veteran business community. “We have enough trouble these days without you guys throwing gas on the fire with the current media circus”, said McRaven. The head of U.S. Special Operations was also quick to point out that he himself had published a book titled, SPEC OPS.”Learn the secrets of the trade” it says on the back cover.

Robert Thompson, the Editor-in-Chief, was quick to apologize to the head of US Spec Ops and guaranteed swift action in the matter.”These writers went rogue and were clearly out to grab a headline at all costs. The WSJ apologizes to veterans everywhere and encourages all men and women who served to protect this great country to actively participate in the business community. We hope these veterans don’t hide what they did in the past, they should be able to put it on their resumes. Rest assured that these hack writers (Nissenbaum and Gorman) will be dealt with accordingly.”, promised Thompson when questioned by the US SOCOM Public Affairs Officer.

Sunday satire. It’s a crazy world we live in and perspective is everything. SOFREP out.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: journal; satire; seal; street; wall

1 posted on 09/01/2012 11:20:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

satire.

eh... believable from leftist writers but could have been better.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 11:25:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Buffalo Breath Baghdad Bob Beckel the Bloviating Bolshevik said it on The Five and he wasn't kidding.

Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

3 posted on 09/01/2012 11:31:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Nachum
it’s just not fair

So so sick of reading what's not fair.

4 posted on 09/01/2012 11:32:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: GeronL

it’s just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business. I don’t really care what Milton Friedman says about Free Market economics, it’s an unfair advantage and these guys know it. These veterans should be ashamed of their past service and the last thing they should be doing is making money or writing books.” says Nissenbaum....BUT IT’s OK for POLITICIANS like ex-presidents to make HIDEOUS amounts of money on speaking engagements and books for their past in political life! WHAT HYPOCRISY from the LEFT! It’s way past time we stood up like CLINT Eastwood did and expose these liberals for THEIR HYPOCRISY and bald faced lies to the American People!


5 posted on 09/01/2012 11:32:59 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Nachum
Wall Street Journal writers Dion Nissenbaum and Siobhan Gorman have apparently been reprimanded and put on temporary leave for a rogue piece of writing in the journal.

Nothing gets printed in a newspaper with out the approval of an editor so in my opinion there is no such thing as a “Rogue piece of writing” in the journal.

So unless one of these guys is an editor there should be a third name mentioned here as being reprimanded.

So news paper’s websites go pretty fast and loose on editorial oversight so occasionally something makes it on to the net that should never have been published but I am not aware that anything like that having happened on the WSJ.

6 posted on 09/01/2012 11:54:20 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If life was fair I would be Christy Brinkley.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 11:55:01 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

And I would have your phone number if you were.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 11:59:41 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I deal in right and wrong.

Fair is subjective BS.

I’m sick of fair as well.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 12:10:33 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: MaxMax

And you’d lose it and I’d find it. That would be “fair”.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 12:12:57 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: MaxMax

HaHaHa


11 posted on 09/02/2012 12:19:43 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Sequoyah101

No fair, I saw her first!


12 posted on 09/02/2012 12:27:03 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Sequoyah101

“leverage their past accomplishments in business”
It’s called experience, knowledge, and wisdom.
And it doesn’t need to include a student loan to be valid ability.

Oh wait, they used to work for the government. I guess some people just don’t like to be used.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 12:27:40 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Nachum
Bow to Nobody
14 posted on 09/02/2012 12:37:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: Nachum
"...it’s just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business."

This is pure idiocy of the highest order.

That is exactly what politicians and journalists and professors and sports figures and everyone else does.

Would companies be willing to pay Bill Clinton $500,000 to give a speech if he was Bill Clinton, former truck driver?

Why do they think companies pay high dollars to hire ex-senators and retired generals as lobbyists if not for their past?


15 posted on 09/02/2012 2:45:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: princess leah
Much of the America we enjoy today was built primarily in the late 40's and 50's by men that came home from war with nothing else but war hardened determination.

The space program gave us, among many other things, Teflon.

Many ex military became successful salesmen and business leaders.


This is just more anti-American slur.

16 posted on 09/02/2012 2:57:30 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Nachum
"...it’s just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business."

They mean it is not fair that some people are better than they are. This is demented.

17 posted on 09/02/2012 3:00:52 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Nachum

Millions of ex-servicemen/women used their military training to earn a living after discharge. This twit Webb thinks welfare/unemployment is better?


18 posted on 09/02/2012 4:01:35 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: Nachum

it’s just not fair for them to leverage their past accomplishments in business.


If life was fair these guys would be shoveling cow manure in a 1950s style dairy, but then there would be a chance that they might handle some of the milk and milk drinkers might be in trouble.

Maybe we are safer the way it is.

life just ain,t fair.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 4:18:22 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Nachum

Ok I admit it: This article left me confused.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 4:39:07 AM PDT by ladyrustic
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To: ladyrustic
Ok I admit it: This article left me confused.

Me too. Was the original article an attempt at satire that failed? I can understand being upset either way though.

.

21 posted on 09/02/2012 5:18:55 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: TigersEye

Re: Buffalo Breath Baghdad Bob Beckel

A real POS


22 posted on 09/02/2012 6:31:46 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: Nachum

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444772804577623833060964576.html?KEYWORDS=DION+NISSENBAUM


23 posted on 09/02/2012 6:57:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: jesseam

He’s total scum IMO. An apparatchik.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 8:43:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: MaxMax
No fair, I saw her first!

I'm so sick of hearing what's not fair.

(this thread has come full circle)

25 posted on 09/02/2012 8:46:29 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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