|Remains of war dead dumped in landfill – The Washington Post|
Respecting the dead one landfill at a time – just another working stiff following orders. Instead of a single burial ceremony for the mixture of cremated remains of unknown soldiers lost to the war in Iraq, our fallen veteran’s remains have been tossed in a landfill by the Dover Air Force Base mortuary. We can’t complain about a need for budget reform at least but maybe that Nascar advertising money could be redirected.
Gari-Lynn Smith, portions of whose husband’s remains were disposed of in the landfill after his 2006 death in Iraq, said she was “appalled and disgusted” by the way the Air Force had acted. She learned of the landfill disposal earlier this spring in a letter from a senior official at the Dover mortuary.
“My only peace of mind in losing my husband was that he was taken to Dover and that he was handled with dignity, love, respect and honor,” Smith said. “That was completely shattered for me when I was told that he was thrown in the trash.”
|Tomb of the unknown soldiers – a little low key, don’t ya think?|
- Know Your Rights – A Public Service Announcement from the Clash (1982 – UK)
1. You have the right not to be killed. Murder is a crime! Unless it was done by a policeman or aristocrat. . . Know your Rights.
2. You have the right to food money, Providing of course you don’t mind a little investigation, humiliation and if you cross your fingers, rehabilitation. . . Know your Rights.
3. You have the right to free speech as long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it.. . Know your Rights.
*** The Clash shares three valuable rights and while number one and three are true, number two may be incorrect. We don’t actually have a “right” to food stamp money, or Meals on Wheels, or the School Lunch program, or the Head Start lunches, or the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Chilrdren. Michele you are certainly correct, We should all have the right to work for our food money, however machines are combining the grain and soy and assembly lines or outsourced workers are building our products.
“Food money” or entitlement programs and nutrition based health programs are a gift from one generation to another. One generation that recognizes that the next generation will build roads and repair factories and harvest produce.
We have a right not to be killed and dumped in a landfill, and a right to free speech and a right to work for an honest day’s wage.
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|US Marine Corps War Memorial (unofficially the Iwo Jima Memorial)|
“First they came and hospitalized the combat veterans, and we didn’t forgive. Then they came and shot the camera guy with rubber, and we didn’t forget. Then they came and beat Cal students with batons, and we saw a legion being pummeled. Cops who do not protect the peaceful, expect us to notice.” (self.occupywallstreet)
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