"you claimed you voluntered in the US navy
[quote=Timbo]"Permit applications are in for Cerro Torre this summer. Whatdaya think... Interested? Just send your 50% deposit of $5000 and I'll save you a tie-in spot on the sharp end."
maybe what you should do is take all the money that the US has payed you and donate it to the 'tribe'
all the reduction in your taxes for voluntering in the US navy you should donate to the 'tribe'
all the healthcare (monetary terms) that you received by US taxpayer money should be donated to the 'tribe'
every cent that you gained from the US should be donated to the 'tribe'
you would not want 'blood money' would you?"
You see, blue... that's the whole point that the two of you civilians can't seem to get through your mutual sense of "colonial" entitlement. Not only DID I serve
my country, while in the Navy on multiple Westpac tours, but I also voulunteered. I didn't have to be asked. And anyone who's ever put in as many greulling years pulling sea-duty as I have, knows that I EARNED every dime and additional service-related benefit (past AND present). And as neither
of you two land-lubbers are unable to even remotely lay claim to any such sacrifice, it's therefore a fact that it's both of YOU who are, in reality, reaping unearned taxpayer benefits. NOT the other way around. I've already paid the price. Those who haven't, will remain forever
in debt to those of us who have. "especially for a 'vaca.'"
As for my high altitude "vacations" as you refer to them... I gained the required courage through
my military service. I've earned the $$$
to afford such adventure, while in the private sector. How much did that PC set you back... $300, give-or-take??? “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ St. Augustine"The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs." ~ Southwest Indian Proverb