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Obama fires 20,000 Marines, promises billions to Muslim green energy
examiner.com ^ | 11/25/2012 | Timothy Whiteman

Posted on 11/25/2012 6:35:19 PM PST by massmike

Is Obama Always Faithful to our Marines?

The current political winds in Washington, DC, have dictated that less will be spent on the various Branches of the Armed Forces of the Unites States.

Case in point: the Commander-in-Chief has decided to fire 20,000 of our U.S. Marines.

In an article published by San Diego, California's North County Times, ironically on Thanksgiving Day, Military Affairs reporter Gretel C. Kovach cites;

"The Corps is shrinking by 20,000 Marines, to 182,100."

The North County Times also cited that America's premier fighting force is;

"scraping to repair or replace battle-worn equipment."

In spite of the Nobel Peace Prize award winning Obama ordering a recent surge in combat troops the Afghanistan theater of war, Kovach also pointed out that America's beloved Marine Corps is still to be slashed by roughly 20 percent;

"despite no sign of an enemy collapse."

So What Will The Taxpayers Money Be Spent On?

Earlier this week, Breitbart.com covered the recent agreement Barack Obama has promised billions of Yankee dollars to the oil-rich and overwhelmingly Muslim nations of Indonesia and Brunei.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; brunei; defensespending; globalwarming; greenjobs; indonesia; islam; marines; muslims; obama; obamafiresmarines; usmc
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1 posted on 11/25/2012 6:35:25 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Sometimes....words fail.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 6:38:17 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: massmike

Figures. Obastard reduces our ability to defend ourselves and and the same time gives away billions to our enemies.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 6:39:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: RightOnline

There ARE words....but they’d get me banned!


4 posted on 11/25/2012 6:39:40 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 11/25/2012 6:42:46 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


6 posted on 11/25/2012 6:43:38 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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Thanks massmike.
...has promised billions of Yankee dollars to the oil-rich and overwhelmingly Muslim nations of Indonesia and Brunei.

7 posted on 11/25/2012 6:46:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: massmike

His contempt and hatred for this country is obvious. Consider the meaning of hsi idea to make John Qerry SECDEF. If that is not a slap in the face to America, I don’t what is..


8 posted on 11/25/2012 6:47:40 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: massmike

He won’t finish a second term. Something’s going to take this bastard down so that he and his family will move to Hawaii into their multi-million-dollar, gift of a home and retire.

Then.....I’ll just hope a great white shark eats his ass.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 6:52:21 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

This needs to be yelled from the Republicans in Congress, starting now and for the next 4 years, then maybe the imbeciles that voted for him will have their eyes opened. Of course it will never happen because Republicans are very afraid of the press.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 6:55:09 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: massmike; RightOnline
There ARE words....but they’d get me banned!

More like ly get you sent to the "re-education" camps! (just thinking about what you might be thinking!!!)


11 posted on 11/25/2012 6:55:13 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: RightOnline

What makes you say that? I am just curious and not being snarky.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 6:56:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: massmike


13 posted on 11/25/2012 6:57:21 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: massmike

This traitor must stand trial. Today - or never.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 6:57:59 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: RightOnline

I fear for our children ... and their children ... and their children.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 6:59:00 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: WVKayaker

This is to serve notice that your posted image will be swiped and used for maximum distribution.


16 posted on 11/25/2012 7:02:40 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: NTHockey

One can only hope there is hope in just one of our military leaders in DC


17 posted on 11/25/2012 7:04:15 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: massmike; All

The ‘REVENGE’ of Benghazi-Coward Obama begins - - - - - .


18 posted on 11/25/2012 7:04:55 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: massmike

The priorities of a jackass.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 7:05:22 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: massmike

When he lowers the numbers it means the ones left will have to do more.

Meaning they will have to return to Afghanistan sooner and more often.

How long before they just decide they won’t go any more.
Who could blame them?

This man ( I use the term loosely) is doing his best to hand our country over to our enemies.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 7:06:27 PM PST by Venturer
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To: NTHockey

Unfortunately he won’t.


21 posted on 11/25/2012 7:07:03 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: massmike
" The Corps is shrinking by 20,000 Marines, to 182,100."
The North County Times also cited that America's premier fighting force is;
"scraping to repair or replace battle-worn equipment."

At least some hings never change.

22 posted on 11/25/2012 7:10:49 PM PST by norton
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To: massmike
" The Corps is shrinking by 20,000 Marines, to 182,100."
The North County Times also cited that America's premier fighting force is;
"scraping to repair or replace battle-worn equipment."

At least some hings never change.

23 posted on 11/25/2012 7:11:04 PM PST by norton
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To: massmike

Good grief, doesn’t the man have any brains?

We will be attacked again.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 7:12:49 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: massmike

This is not new or sudden. I think it was in February (I was still deployed in Egypt)that I was watching (on C-Span) the USMC leadership testifying that they were planning a cutback of 20,000. That was immediately following the Army, who were also announcing cuts.

Lets not forget that when the Corps was authorized to run it up over 200,000, we were fully engaged in two wars.


25 posted on 11/25/2012 7:14:39 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: RightOnline
Bush's Fault!


Scream at Goldstein! Scream at INGSOC!

26 posted on 11/25/2012 7:15:51 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: massmike
How many did Obama and Hillary already get rid of saying there wasn't any need for them in Libya to protect the endangered ambassador? How'd that work out for you idiots?!


27 posted on 11/25/2012 7:21:19 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: massmike

Our democracy has failed, as historians have predicted, because the people have voted themselves the public treasury, politicians have bribed the people with the people’s money and those who have voted do not have to pay the taxes they have voted. It appears the majority of voters prefer their free ice cream than their democratic freedom. Read history and we can expect what is surely to follow.


28 posted on 11/25/2012 7:24:23 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: RightOnline

Watch the other hand......a movement to abolish the 22 amendment. Obama will run for a third term.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 7:26:30 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Army Air Corps

It’s inevitable....and it won’t be long. That’s all I’ll say.


30 posted on 11/25/2012 7:31:53 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: massmike

So should the manpower of all US military branches expand forever?

And by they way, 20,000 Marines aren’t waking up tomorrow to find out they’ve been kicked out - that’s not how it’s done (gradually). Some will retire, many will simply complete their enlistments and leave of their own volition, poor performers who want to re-enlist won’t be allowed to, and recruiting standards will be raised resulting in fewer Marines being inducted.


31 posted on 11/25/2012 7:37:39 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: massmike
There ARE words....but they’d get me banned!

Right there with you. The mods cut me a lot of slack from time to time, probably more than I deserve. But if I really said what I thought of this, I'd be lucky to ever be let back on.

32 posted on 11/25/2012 7:38:42 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: massmike

1.) Destabilize the middle east. Check.
2.) Borrow billions of $$$ from the ChiComs to send to my rich muslim buddies so my campaign contributors can start soon-to-fail green energy companies and send most of the money back to me. Check.
3.) Decimate the US Armed Forces. Check.
4.) Build my own “homeland security force”. Check.

What could possibly go wrong?


33 posted on 11/25/2012 7:38:57 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: massmike

I thought all spending had to originate in the House?


34 posted on 11/25/2012 7:42:05 PM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: RightOnline

I am waiting. I hope you are right.


35 posted on 11/25/2012 7:43:03 PM PST by Ditter
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To: RightOnline

Obummer, Hillary, and Rice continue to blame the Intel community for the Benghazi cover-up. Personally, I think more whistleblowers and leakers are in the cards.


36 posted on 11/25/2012 7:45:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ronnie raygun

Isn’t it sad that we have gotten to the point where we would welcome a military coup.


37 posted on 11/25/2012 8:09:58 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Isn’t it sad that we have gotten to the point where we would welcome a military coup.


38 posted on 11/25/2012 8:12:03 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Dapper 26

I remember seeing Ronald Reagan on TV when he was president saying that he was in favor of the repeal of the 22nd Amendment. “Not for me,” Reagan added, “but for future presidents.”

Thank God President Reagan didn’t get his way. I wonder how many terms Billy “BJ” Clinton would have “served?”


39 posted on 11/25/2012 8:12:03 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: NTHockey
"This traitor must stand trial. Today - or never."


"Works for me...!!"

40 posted on 11/25/2012 8:12:51 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: massmike

Oh, I’m not too worried about it - our good friend Juan McVain assured us there’s nothing to fear about an obama presidency. And Juan wouldn’t steer us wrong...would he?


41 posted on 11/25/2012 8:13:26 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Why does it haveta be a ‘white’ shark?...
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42 posted on 11/25/2012 8:19:37 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Time to accelerate the Inevitable Decline and pin the blame exactly where it belongs.... Liberalism/collectivismcommunism/socialism...

If the dead can vote...

If the Dead can vote then the dead gotta be able to eat and do many other things that a normal person can do, well except hold a job and be a productive member of society.

The Dead Gotta Eat...

It just occurred to me, all those dead voters need to eat too, I mean if you are dead and you just spent a long election season voting several times for your favorite democrat president, the food stamp president and you get bupkiss for your your vote, well nuts to that, why not sign your corpse-y self up for some government cheese? I mean if dead people gotta vote, dead people gotta eat too?

If Obama is gonna double down in his second term, why not double down on his food stamp numbers by making sure that his favorite voting block is asking “what can government do for me”....

So grab a shovel and a piece of paper and pencil and an acorn clipboard and head down to the local cemetery to sign up the dead tired, starving to death, and those who are just dying to get a good meal or two...

The dead gotta eat, and voting is hungry work.... Starve the beast by feeding the dead...

The Dead Gotta Read...

You gotta be able to read to vote and the dead are no exception. I would suspect that the dead read things like the New Your Slimes, Washington Compost, Mother Bones, and the Rolling GraveStones... So every single magazine subscription card you get need not be thrown away, instead fill it out with name of the dead voter and the address of their residence which would be the cemetery. The dead have got to be able to read all the liberal crap magazines because after all they vote Democrat Every Single Time....

The dead gotta read, cause you gotta read to vote... Starve the liberal MSM media beast...

The Dead need a Phone...

Besides Voting the dead gotta be able to take phone calls, how else are they supposed to respond to pollsters asking them which way they will vote. It is so very hard to get a landline installed at your grave-site these days but there is a solution, the magical Obamaphone is just the thing. Sign up all these poor “Living Impaired - Americans” to an Obama Phone or two, heck they may need more phones as after the batteries run out in their first phone they can’t recharge them, I haven’t seen too many electrical sockets in graveyards.

The Dead gotta be Polled... Starve the Beast by Picking up the Courtesy phone...

Many may think this is humor but it is not supposed to be funny, and many here have talked about “Going Galt”....

To heck with “going Galt” it is too slow, instead of going just over their heads by going Galt and refusing to be a maker, Go WAY OVER THEIR HEADS and “Poll Vault” by becoming a SUPER TAKER, or an “Under Maker” and sign up the dead to as many social programs and government freebies as undead-humanly possible.

If it is good enough for an election system that the UN observers from crap-hole countries are surprised about how insecure it is. But the left cries “voter suppression” like a stuck pig when a simple fraud prevention measure like photo ID is required by a state, then why the hell should the welfare state and the apparatus that supports it be any different.

When you are fighting against people who’s playbook is dedicated to satan (rules for radicals), you have to start using the playbook written by cuthulu!

Trying to play Mr. Rogers doesn’t work when the Civil Society has been destroyed by the “Great Society”, it is time to play Mr. Machiavelli.

To hell with Civil Disobedience, it is past that now, it is now time for Economic Disobedience, and Social Program Disobedience.

They want Communism, Maybe we should give them so much damned communism they choke on the damn stuff by collapsing the socialist systems they have “frog boiled” us into taking. We MUST shove that communism they love so DAMNED MUCH so DAMNED far down their DAMNED throats that they will still be crapping out hammers and sickles after they become the “Voting Dead” because they will be ANYWAY.

But is must be done SOON, because once they take away certain parts or all of amendments 1-10, the quick reset option will not be possible, just misery and Soviet style decline.


43 posted on 11/25/2012 8:20:58 PM PST by GraceG
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To: massmike

bumps on the road, bumps on the road...

Hey, this is how RINO/Dem Congress and Obama really care about soldiers, given how they give a crap about a senior diplomat for the sake of making arabs feel good and ok with joining mass murder and Hilterisms.

Because we all know PC and communism are a hypocritical stance of giving up on life since liberals cannot “take on the Nazi day” as they would otherwise.


44 posted on 11/25/2012 8:22:20 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: RightOnline

For that, you can thank the socalled American voter. With full knowledge of what he is, they said, via their votes,that they wanted this bastard to be over them [and us, or me] for the next four years.


45 posted on 11/25/2012 8:24:31 PM PST by sport
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To: Graewoulf

On the way to church today we passed by a gal holding an “Impeach Obama” sign. I figured it was because of Benghazi. But, pretty liberal town, so it might of been she was pissed ‘cuz she isn’t getting her health insurance and mortgage paid by Obama yet.


46 posted on 11/25/2012 8:25:53 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: massmike

Maybe those muslims will have better luck with those green energy investments than we did. /sarcasm


47 posted on 11/25/2012 8:26:11 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: massmike

The President doesn’t set staffing levels or funding for the military, congress does. If you’ve got a problem with that, it shouldn’t be with the executive.


48 posted on 11/25/2012 8:26:21 PM PST by stormer
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To: 444Flyer

It worked out just as they wanted it to.


49 posted on 11/25/2012 8:34:49 PM PST by sport
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To: RightOnline

Department of Homeland security is about the size of the USMC and has twice the budget.


50 posted on 11/25/2012 8:46:01 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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