Thursday, December 20, 2018

Amid Endless War Kansas City Homeless Veterans Earn Free Hamburgers!!!

A very kind gesture that probably brightened the day of these troops living on local streets. Still, the story points out a stark reality.

Overall, U.S. official claim the number of Veteran homelessness is down following nearly epidemic numbers. But there is reasonable doubt about those stats.

MT: Fewer veterans were homeless in 2018, after a worrisome rise last year

Meanwhile, there's just a bit of Christmas hope that Prez Trump will end an enduring American conflict overseas . . .

LA Times: The war in Afghanistan isn’t a ‘stalemate.’ The U.S. has lost

Read more on the local impact:

Food truck surprises homeless veterans with free hamburgers

A food truck showed up outside a Kansas City homeless shelter to feed veterans with free hamburgers. The meat was donated by KC Cattle Company.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

While we are on the subject of war, can anyone logically explain why we are in Afghanistan ? Don't say just to make George Bush's buddies richer, has to be more to it than that.

Anonymous said...

^^nope. Go watch Vice when it hits theaters on Christmas. It will be abundantly clear to you then.

Anonymous said...

Beware of Clorox on the hamburgers.

Anonymous said...

Vets are just tools who signed up to kill on government orders. Now they aren't needed. Who cares about a bunch of war criminals?

Anonymous said...

Once we leave Afghanistan and the government falls apart (due to deep seated corruption that is and always will be there) someone will fill that vacuum. It will not be good people. We can either stay and manage Afghanistan into perpetuity or leave and hope some fundamentalists don't try to blow up buildings in our country again. Not pleasant options either way.

Anonymous said...

^^first rule of war. Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Nobody heeded it.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:43 the US Government may fall apart "due to deep seated corruption" as you say, but that isn't going to happen just because we pull out of Afghanistan.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, BRING THEIR ASSES HOME!

Anonymous said...

@8:43, it wasn't "Islamic fundamentalists: that blew up the NY Twin Towers, it was the Saudi Arabian Royal Family!

And we punished them for it too - we destroyed the only challenge to their control of the Middle Eastern Oil Wells for them!

Let's hear it for Ambassador Prescott Bush, one of the creators of Saudi Arabia (and for his son and grandson, too)!

Anonymous said...

Two planes brought down 3 buildings in NY, amazing.

Anonymous said...

^^Produce your scientific credentials or simper off. We don't entertain retards.

Anonymous said...

9:55, move the tin foil over a skosh, some space rays are getting through.

Anonymous said...

9:55 - I was talking about the government in AFGHANISTAN falling apart due to corruption and the US pulling out. Remove the tin foil hat for a moment dude. Yes, I'm aware our government has it's own issues.

10:01 - Fundamentalists, who were Saudis, and were allowed to train and plan IN AFGHANISTAN. Keep up. SA is a whole other ball of wax with it's own issues.

Again, either option is really not good.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:52, thanks for the attempted "tinfoil hat" insult, your scorn is a plus to me. I know what you were saying, Mr. Dumas, I was making a joke, ever hear of those?

Now, of course there will be chaos in Afghanistan, there hasn't been any stability there since Genghis Kahn depopulated the area in the 1200s. But you are wrong in what you said, the planning of the Twin Towers attack took place in Saudi Arabia, and the 22 terrorists (19 Saudis, 2 Yeminis raised in SA, 1 Omani schooled in SA)were all trained in the US, over here on "student" visas as part of the US "foreign aid" to the Saudis, so they could expand their airlines.

The "training camps" in Afghanistan were set up with US funding when Osama bin Lauden (a Saudi Royal cousin) took over leadership of the (US financed) "freedom fighters" during the Russian Occupation.

I have absolutely no problem with the destruction of Islamic Terrorists, I simply feel we should have been eliminating the main sponsor, rather than chasing foot soldiers around in the Pamir's.

But the Bush Family's long standing alliances with the House of ibn Saud precluded (and still does) any actions to root out the core of Fundamentalism in the Middle East. So let's declare a victory and come home, as we did in Korea, Vietnam, Nicaragua, panama, and...

Anonymous said...

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