Tuesday, 31 July 2012

"5132 Days Later" - (Somebody) From the 99% of Us

I really like some turms commonly used. One being...SOON. A relative term cocidering it means nothing really. Soon could be in 10 seconds or a week. It is all relative.

This brings me to another term used quite often and that is wounded. Now a wounded police officer, firefighter or service member, can mean many things. Most of us think of wounded as having your body disfigured in some fashion. Unfortunatly, mentally wounded can hurt just as much as missing an arm or leg. You loose a piece of yourself. If your lucky, you might get some of it back or at least under control. For others, it is permanent.

This leads me to my last word used all too often is the word.... SOMEBODY. It is usually grouped into a sentence describing something quite unpleasent. For example; Somebody should arrest that person or somebody should help put that fire out. Lastly, somebody should go over there and teach them a lesson they will not forget.

Well people, somebody is a real life person. Somebody actually trains to go into nasty situations that you as the general public would never dream of going. We can't ever forget that these somebodies are real life people. They have hopes and dreams as you do. To think they can go into the most awful situations you can imagine and not be affected, you are kidding yourself. Those somebodies get up every day and know in the back of their minds, this may be my last day on earth. Just think about having to do that day in and day out. Not a pretty picture.

I was sent this by a caring dear friend to remind me that he does think of those somebodies like me and the getleman pictured below. He is a somebody........I think the story with the pictures says the rest. Something or ..........somebody to think about today and everyday.

It is just slightly different in Canada but close to our neighbours.... Our Deputies, MPs & Senators to my knowledge receive the best compensation for the time served... I challenge you to read this and NOT have the will to pass it on. No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. or Canadian Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.

If each person who receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America and Canada will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around. Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congres s shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .." The same should be passed in Canada. You are one of my 20+. I passed it on, will you? "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice," and these brave soldiers have given you that right!! Absolutely!

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