February 10, 2005

1 ON, 2 OFF

Interesting news:

Under a plan unveiled to Congress on Wednesday, active duty soldiers could expect two years at their home base after a year of deployment. Reservists would see five years of “dwell time” after each year in active duty service, and Guardsmen would have four to five years at home between deployments.

Army Secretary Francis Harvey said that plan likely won’t go into effect until at least 2007, when other major training and force adaptations are complete. Officials want to shift the service to a brigade combat team focus over the next two years, growing from 33 brigades to 44.

Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2005 07:48 AM

That is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. Next us taxpayers will be expected to pay each firefighter to 'train' in the firehouse for two days after each day fighting a fire. This means we will have to pay for twice the manpower we really need for the job. We cannot afford the military we have now without putting this additional burden on us.

Posted by: good to go at February 10, 2005 04:47 PM

Boy GG, you're an idiot. What it means is that we go to the British system, except they rotate every six months. Deploy, rest, train, redeploy. That means at any one time one third of their army is on an operational tour and the other two thirds are either resting or preparing to rotate in - you don't need double the troops, it's just a way to give soldiers a predictable schedule for planning purposes.

So, I guess a fireman isn't earning his money unless he fights a fire everyday? A waste of time and money to train or sit in the firehouse and wait for a fire? Why would anyone sign on for a job where you would never be home and always be in danger? Would you? Then why do you expect military members to happily spend two out of three years away from their wives and kids instead of only one or six months?

Dolt. Idiot. Pay yourself and go fight your own damn fires 24/7.

Posted by: Oda Mae at February 10, 2005 08:41 PM

To whom it may concern:

Many Americans, including most serving military members, are not aware that the very United States Constitution they have

sworn to serve and defend does not apply to them.

Henry Kissenger once stated,- "Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy." (Quoted

from "The Final Days" by Woodward and Berstein).

And though this "war tactic" has been used to the fullest, the actions our organization are trying to EXPOSE includes the

battle being fought by our service members within their own ranks.

There is a secret unconstitutional law that prohibits military members from seeking final redress for wrongful actions taken

upon them while serving. These certain actions may include murder,severe reprisal (to individuals exposing fraud, waste, and

abuse under the "whistleblower protection act"), rape, human experimentation, medical malpractice, gross and criminal

negligence, etc.

The shameful law is called the Feres Doctrine, named after the young Lt. Rudolph Feres, who died in a barracks fire caused by

the negligence of the Army. This doctrine bars constitutional redress of wrongful acts or omissions resulting in injury or

death arising from non-legitimate military necessity or decisions.

The Feres Doctrine law was not created by the United States Congress, who makes laws and oversees the military, but

judicially created. This law has been in existence for over 54 years, however Congress and the United States “mainstream”

media refuse to address and report respectfully. Most of the tax paying public is unaware of the extreme human and

constitutional abuses being silenced by this law as it is staying locked behind the iron gates of the military. Who will assist in broadening public discourse in this matter?

The only organization I found that will even address the Feres Doctrine is Veterans Equal Rights Protection Advocacy. Their Feres Doctrine abolishment initiative seeks to restore constitutional rights to the men and women serving in our military.

Our Congress continues to use American military personnel to provide protection of human rights around the world, yet those very military personnel are not afforded the same protection in the United States due to the Feres Doctrine. At the least, I

respectfully request that you contact both of your US Senators and Senator Arlin Spector (PA) who is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, please sign our on-line petition.

We owe every freedom we possess to those who have fought for "US" and this Country. For more in depth information please go to www.VERPA.org . Please pass this information on to all Citizens you believe might be interested in this information,especially those who may be affected by the Feres Doctrine.

Posted by: Leighbelle4878 at February 11, 2005 05:12 AM