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I am an angry white male soldier and I don't care what you think
my head ^ | Freeplancer

Posted on 02/15/2005 1:29:53 PM PST by freeplancer

No, this is not some generic white-man rant that is passed around on the internet and attributed to Ted Nugent. It is from me, FReeplancer and I doubt it is a piece of work that would be spread anywhere, except with the rest of life's manure. You see, I am now and again a soldier and a Cancer survivor and I don't want your encouragement or kind words about any of it because I don't deserve it, so don't even write to me with any thing nice to say.

You can do a search on me and see pretty much what I have been up to since before the 2000 election. While living in Portland, Oregon, I FReeped Gore and attended Dubya's rally. I have been a good boy in all the ways a "conservative" guy can. After years of service and crazy jobs that took me around the world, I finally got serious about my relationship with God and I got married to a great gal, and I even became proactive in politics and other worthy endeavors. And after 2 years of being good, I get Cancer, and I did not give my Cancer a little pet name and have a Mommy come to my rescue to hold press conferences and make me think the whole world will always help me with my problems like little David Dingman-Grover did that we are reading about today.

Nope, instead, my wife worked even more while I sank into a haze of intensive chemotherapy. Hair today, gone tomorrow, and I could not lift my head off of a pillow one time and I could not remember my middle name either for a day, but guess what? Things got worse. Since we moved away from her family and went to Kansas so I can take a good job with my Dad, my wife's Father died and he was a retired Green Beret (19th Group) Company commander and professor at BYU and the greatest man I ever knew. He was also out rock. Anyway, she was all alone this year and worried that her husband of only 2-3 years was not going to make it. I did, and we declared bankruptcy because of all the medical bills, and then when life seemed to settle down and there was a faint light at the end of the tunnel, Reactivation and Deployment papers.

I already had Reagan, Bush 41 for a CIC, but now I have Bush 43 as one. I am glad he is a good man, but things are different this time. I will keep the secrets of the 160 men I am now going to call my family, but never have I seen such bad attitudes.

I and my new family will serve, but one of the only reasons most of us will this time, is because we would be ashamed to not do so while still in the shadow of WWII and the rest of the wars that some of us have already served in. I have learned that it does not matter what gets American Men to war, because once they are there, they do it all for each other and that is the purest truth I know of.

Now, back to being angry. I am, I really am angry. Sue me.


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1 posted on 02/15/2005 1:29:53 PM PST by freeplancer
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To: freeplancer
And after 2 years of being good, I get Cancer, and I did not give my Cancer a little pet name and have a Mommy come to my rescue to hold press conferences and make me think the whole world will always help me with my problems like little David Dingman-Grover did that we are reading about today.

If you can't make your point without ridiculing a little kid with cancer, then you pretty much suck, regardless of whatever else you may have done.

2 posted on 02/15/2005 1:33:45 PM PST by Sloth (I don't post a lot of the threads you read; I make a lot of the threads you read better.)
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To: freeplancer
Git-er-done...


3 posted on 02/15/2005 1:34:10 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: freeplancer
In spite of your instructions to the contrary, I'd like to be among the first to say: God bless you for your dedication, service and perseverance. These kind of heavy burdens are only given to those strong enough to carry them. You're a better man than I.
4 posted on 02/15/2005 1:34:13 PM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: freeplancer
Now, back to being angry. I am, I really am angry. Sue me.

What do you have?

5 posted on 02/15/2005 1:36:24 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: freeplancer

Um.... what is it you're angry about? Something in particular (cancer, re-activation, F-i-L's death), or life in general? Just asking.


6 posted on 02/15/2005 1:36:44 PM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: freeplancer

Good to know that you "got serious about my relationship with God". The world needs more like you. Thanks.


7 posted on 02/15/2005 1:38:00 PM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: freeplancer

You've had some tough things happen to you that were beyond your control. But all in all, life is a reflection of the choices that we make. So stop bitching and God Bless you.


8 posted on 02/15/2005 1:38:22 PM PST by Jaysun (Nefarious deeds for hire.)
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To: freeplancer
You're not the only one to walk in those shoes.
9 posted on 02/15/2005 1:38:24 PM PST by Shellback Chuck (fascists, socialists, there all the same)
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To: freeplancer

May I ask why a language pack is required to visit your website?


10 posted on 02/15/2005 1:38:24 PM PST by southerngirlbybirth
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To: freeplancer

In a couple of days, when you are not quite so angry, you're gonna wonder what your point was in posting this.

I'm wondering that now (and I don't care what you think either).


11 posted on 02/15/2005 1:38:57 PM PST by dmz
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To: freeplancer

Here you go:

http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=11165


12 posted on 02/15/2005 1:39:10 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: freeplancer

I'll respect your request that we not respond to your post with any gratitude, encouragement or kindness, as hard as that is for me.

I can't quite understand from your post just what it is you hoped for or wanted from FReepers when you wrote this to us. Are you angry that you're being deployed? Or, angry at the attitudes you're seeing among the 160? Or, angry at the reasons you perceive for those attitudes? Maybe you just wanted to vent? I'm confused.


13 posted on 02/15/2005 1:39:38 PM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: freeplancer

Whine whine whine.....


14 posted on 02/15/2005 1:39:50 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: freeplancer

Okay. I'll bite. You hava a lot of anger, but I'm not sure what anger/angers you are zeroing in on.


15 posted on 02/15/2005 1:39:57 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: freeplancer
What can I say... nothing.

Bush and America aren't testing you amigo... God is.

16 posted on 02/15/2005 1:40:28 PM PST by johnny7
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To: Jaysun
So stop bitching and God Bless you.

Now open your narrow mind, Jaysun. :) Hehe!

Denote sarcasm people!

17 posted on 02/15/2005 1:40:52 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: freeplancer
Now, back to being angry. I am, I really am angry.

Is the central issue the war in Iraq? I get that impression, but would appreciate clarification.

Also, you mention that the attitudes of those in your unit aren't particularly positive. Do they, also, oppose the war?

I mean no offense with these questions, and it is not my intent to argue with you. I am just asking to learn.

18 posted on 02/15/2005 1:41:04 PM PST by neutrino (Globalization “is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.” (173))
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To: freeplancer
now I have Bush 43 as one. I am glad he is a good man, but things are different this time. I will keep the secrets of the 160 men I am now going to call my family, but never have I seen such bad attitudes.

Sorry, but I'm not sure I get your point. Are you angry about the war in Iraq? You (and your 160 family members) don't like Dubya?

19 posted on 02/15/2005 1:41:30 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: freeplancer
I doubt it is a piece of work that would be spread anywhere, except with the rest of life's manure.

Remarkablble self awareness! Kudos!

20 posted on 02/15/2005 1:41:49 PM PST by HitmanLV
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To: freeplancer

21 posted on 02/15/2005 1:42:13 PM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: OldFriend
Whine whine whine.....

You need to open your narrow mind too, OF. It's you old cranky FReepers that always whine. :)

Denote even more sarcasm.

22 posted on 02/15/2005 1:42:30 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: freeplancer

I'll put you in my prayers.


23 posted on 02/15/2005 1:42:44 PM PST by Flyer (Got Domain? - $8.99 a Year! - https://dahtcom.nameservices.net)
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To: freeplancer

Since you don't care what anyone here thinks, let's just see what He has to say about it: "In this world you have tribulation, but be not afraid, for I have overcome the world."


24 posted on 02/15/2005 1:42:57 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: writer33
Now open your narrow mind, Jaysun. :) Hehe! Denote sarcasm people!

I wasn't being sarcastic. (sarcasm)
25 posted on 02/15/2005 1:44:27 PM PST by Jaysun (Nefarious deeds for hire.)
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To: freeplancer
Sue me.

Got money??? How much are you worth?

26 posted on 02/15/2005 1:45:07 PM PST by areafiftyone (The Democrat's Mind: The Hamster's dead but the wheel's still spinning!)
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To: freeplancer
For all the horrible things you've endured, remember this - there are people all over the World that have suffered far greater than you have. God never promised us an easy life. I'm 43 and have already endured my fair share of pain and suffering. I expect, along with whatever joy I experience from here on in, I can expect more pain and suffering as well. I don't like it, but I accept it.

In all the ups and downs that will shadow me during my brief stay on this planet, I know a better existance does lie ahead. Thanks to Jesus Christ.
27 posted on 02/15/2005 1:45:36 PM PST by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
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To: freeplancer

With all due respect- I don't understand your point. I will also respect the fact that you don't want well wishes or thanks. However it appears to me you are looking for something from Freepers.. I just don't know what that could be.


28 posted on 02/15/2005 1:47:02 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: freeplancer

Who care???

Other than that, thanks for being a gutsy guy willing to serve his country, like it or not. Good luck to you and yours.


29 posted on 02/15/2005 1:47:06 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: anniegetyourgun; freeplancer

To that, I would add, "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience."


30 posted on 02/15/2005 1:47:12 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: freeplancer

Just so you know, I get sick and tired of those mushy stories about people overcoming hardship too.

But if i may ask, could you expand a bit on the "bad attitudes" comment regarding those 160 men?


31 posted on 02/15/2005 1:47:24 PM PST by mamelukesabre (should men control women for their own good?)
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To: add925

LOL!!


32 posted on 02/15/2005 1:48:43 PM PST by marvlus
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To: freeplancer
I have learned that it does not matter what gets American Men to war, because once they are there, they do it all for each other and that is the purest truth I know of.

Isn't this the truth in all wars?

33 posted on 02/15/2005 1:49:19 PM PST by technochick99 (Self defense is a basic human right & Sig Sauer is my equalizer)
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To: freeplancer

Praying for you and your family.


34 posted on 02/15/2005 1:49:40 PM PST by mammer
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To: add925

is that a real soldier? Because it looks like a fake.


35 posted on 02/15/2005 1:50:09 PM PST by johnb838 (Evolution is Paganizm.)
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To: freeplancer
..and I don't want your encouragement or kind words about any of it because I don't deserve it, so don't even write to me with any thing nice to say.

So why the hell did you post this? It sounds like you are crying for it.

You need to talk to God, not to us Freepers.

36 posted on 02/15/2005 1:50:10 PM PST by smokeyb
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To: Jaysun

:) Hehe! I know.


37 posted on 02/15/2005 1:50:47 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: freeplancer
"Reactivation and Deployment papers."

Still in the reserves, I take it.

We aren't promised anything in this life and some do more, and suffer more than others.

It may not seem fair, but do what you said you would do, and do it well.

I salute you.

38 posted on 02/15/2005 1:50:56 PM PST by G.Mason (The replies by this poster are meant for self amusement only. Read at your own discretion.)
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Yo ho...where are you freeplancer? No comments? |I'm gone. Best of luck to you now and always.


39 posted on 02/15/2005 1:51:00 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: freeplancer

If you don't care what anyone here thinks, then why is it so important for you to make sure we know what you think?


40 posted on 02/15/2005 1:51:10 PM PST by AQGeiger (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: freeplancer

Channel your anger to do good.


41 posted on 02/15/2005 1:51:34 PM PST by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: freeplancer

Freeplancer,

FYI... here is a letter I received from a friend who recently has been diagnosed with cancer...

My thoughts. Life is just boot camp for the real thing. I hope you are prepared as well as my friend.

God bless you.



Hi to all,

Well, there is a major change in plans. As you know, I was scheduled today to have radio frequency ablation surgery on my remaining tumor. Unfortunately, when I was sedated and in the CT machine, the scan revealed that within the last month my tumor has quadrupled in size, and the two lymph nodes that had previously looked suspicious before chemo were quite enlarged again. The doctors took a biopsy of the lymph nodes, and then sent me home without doing the ablation procedure because the tumor is now too large to operate on in that manner. Needless to say, the family and I were quite shocked at the news.

So, you ask, what now? I have an appointment on Monday to meet with my oncologist to discuss treatment options, but it appears that I'm headed down the chemo highway again, with some new drugs. The goal, of course, is to shrink the tumor down again and try to do the ablation procedure, but things are a little up in the air right now.

Thank you to all of you who have sent cards, written, called, and in general, been the wind beneath my wings. You'll never know how much your love and support has meant to me.

Please keep --name deleted-- and the kids in your prayers because this was quite a blow to them today. Blessings to all of you.

Love,
--- name deleted ---


42 posted on 02/15/2005 1:52:01 PM PST by Paloma_55
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To: freeplancer
Now, back to being angry. I am, I really am angry. Sue me.

I'm pretty pissed-off my own darned self.

Let's hate everything side-by-side.

43 posted on 02/15/2005 1:52:07 PM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: freeplancer
So what exactly are you pissed about? The total lack of close to half of the American public pretty much turning their backs on you and your fellow compatriots? If that is the case, you came to the right place, because without a doubt we are just as upset as you are.
 
I was born in Council Grove by the way. A little spot in the road in Morris County south of Topeka. Where are you and yours? Knowing Kansas like I do could have probably waved to you from my house if I still lived there. The Flint hills is about as close as it gets to mountains around there.

44 posted on 02/15/2005 1:52:07 PM PST by Allosaurs_r_us (Idaho Carnivores for Conservatism)
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To: freeplancer
So, you're a guy and you live in Kansas. So you'll understand the following scenario:

You in your pickup and I in my minivan are at opposite sides of the intersection of Main and Maple Street. I see you, you see me. Even tho I'm female, you understand the small upward nod I give you. My brothers told me it's guy-talk for "Hey, dude. You're doin alright" They also said it covers all social situations in which the receivee (that would be you) has had some troubles, and the nodder wishes to give encouragement, without gettin' all gushy about it.

45 posted on 02/15/2005 1:52:39 PM PST by blu (What a trifecta, a Kennedy a Kerry and a Klansman. Yup KKK (ProudVet77))
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Yo ho...where are you freeplancer? No comments?

OMG HE DIED OF CANCER!!!!!

46 posted on 02/15/2005 1:53:02 PM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: johnb838
is that a real soldier? Because it looks like a fake.

CNN & CBS thinks he is a real soldier. (hint-hint)

47 posted on 02/15/2005 1:53:33 PM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: freeplancer

James 1:1-5


48 posted on 02/15/2005 1:53:58 PM PST by colorcountry (...yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;)
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To: freeplancer

I can't understand why you are still in the reserves!

In my 20 years of Navy service I NEVER heard of anyone with cancer who staying in the service - NEVER - and I new at least a dozen people who had cancer or other major illnesses who were discharged with some type of disability. Did you perhaps keep your cancer to yourself?

Perhaps you didn't persue all avenues available to you. Or perhaps you didn't really have cancer and are just bitching.

I tend to think that you are not being truthful in your letter. So I'm sorry to throw water on your fire, but the facts just don't add up.


49 posted on 02/15/2005 1:57:22 PM PST by msrngtp2002
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To: freeplancer
Ok sparky I've got to ask

How did you get recalled and how can I get my name on the list?

50 posted on 02/15/2005 1:57:51 PM PST by SERE_DOC ("9 out of the 10 voices in my head told me to go home & clean my weapons!")
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