To those who thanked me for serving...it was an honor. I see every day I spent in that uniform as a privilege considering the heroism of so many before me. Like I told people when I was in, I appreciate your thanks but go thank your garbage man. Truth is, if he and the military stopped showing up for work for a month, I think you would likely miss him a tad more. We are all just doing our jobs. I personally thank my countrymen for the opportunity to serve and for their ongoing support for our troops regardless of their politics. I have received thanks and support from so many people on the left and right that it reminds me, we are all American and we are all in this together. If you want to thank me, just keep being great Americans and remember WE are America.
February 18, 2014 at 7:06 p.m.
Eivo, your stupidity is astounding. And at 55 years old you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I thought you were just some 15 year old child of the Westboro Baptist Church. What assessment of of geopolitics or the Iraq war did I give? How can anyone not agree with an assessment I didn't give? Get a clue. I don't know if you are just from Mississippi or Texas or if you are one of the many mentally ill of Youngstown. Either way, I am not the one providing assessments here. I was pointing out that you are ill-informed and an uneducated, mindless dunce. Thank you for donating to wounded warriors. At least the people like you who think that BS was worth it are helping fix those whom they needlessly broke. If one guy gets a new set of legs courtesy of your donation, I don't care what your political motivations are (even if they are the same politics that got him injured to begin with). However, since you are so unapologetically ignorant, I will no longer attempt to communicate with you. Still can't believe you are 55!
February 18, 2014 at 6:51 p.m.
Eivo, when were your boots on the ground in Iraq? Because mine were there in 04-05 with 2nd Bde 10th Mountain Div. and I was an intelligence analyst on the ground for over a year. I lost a piece of my humanity out there and observed funeral services for 30 men under the age of thirty during that time. The way you talk about the Iraq war clearly demonstrates your lack of understanding of the geopolitical landscape. But I am glad that you have decided that it was all worth it. What did it cost you? Your ignorance is only outweighed by your apathy and your arrogance. Are you really so pinheaded as to think that the Iraq war paid off by unnecessarily deterring nations that were never a serious threat to begin with? Do you actually think that there was any country on this planet that doubted our military superiority? Do yourself a favor and learn critical thinking skills. And do me a favor and stop disrespecting our dead by trying to spout such an uninformed opinion about their sacrifice. While I cannot speak for them, I suspect that most of those wounded warriors you donate to would punch you in the mouth. Do your country a favor and abstain from voting until you get an education and develop critical thinking skills.
February 18, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.
Just wanted georgejeanie know what an idiot he looks like when he makes assumptions. I am the YSU student in the article. If receiving an education on the post-911 GI bill is is feeding at the government trough then I suppose I'm guilty. I see it as using an opportunity I earned fighting a war I didn't believe in for idiots like himself. Search Joshua Kesner on google and you can see who I am for yourselves. georgejeanie might want to do his homework before making personal attacks. Considering his poor betting there, I wouldn't trust that 90% jobless bet either. But I respect his right to be stupid.
May 24, 2012 at 8:34 p.m.