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They will Fight
If Russia moves against NATO in the Baltic states or Poland, NATO will stand and fight, a key NATO commander said. This evokes thoughts of a cold war.
The “cold war” has become a problem in that there may be a major conflict causing increasing tensions.
They will stand united against any aggressor.
The Deregulation President
The Federal Register, which contains all Federal rules, notices and regulations, topped 97,330 pages under President Obama. Under President Trump it has been shaved down to 45,678 pages.
The number of new rules for Trump was 65, way below the average of 213 rules from the last six presidents.
The cost for regulation soared from $68 billion under Bush, to $122 billion under Obama.
The Army Relaxes Rules on Recruits and Marijuana
In an effort to boost its ranks and hot new targets for enlistees, the Army is relaxing its rules on granting waivers for marijuana use.
The catch is that the new recruits have to pledge to never use marijuana again. (Really?)
IN 2017 the Army granted 506 waivers-up from 191 in 2016.
Could be a serious problems with a couple of the stories above. Allowing recruits to agree to not smoke marijuana again is pushing it. In the Vietnam days it was common for many of the soldiers to smoke.
Now they will be punished if they start again? Good luck with that.
The fact that NATO is willing to back us 100% is reassuring, but pray they never need to.
Good evening fellow veterans. How are you doing? Have you had some struggles? Do you battle demons when you try to sleep? You are not alone. There are thousands just like you. We want you to be well, so if you are struggling seek help. If you are considering suicide, seek help.
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You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!!