Comment: Lost Friendships over Vets 'skin in the game'....

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Lost Friendships over Vets 'skin in the game'....

I have lost more than one friend over this hero worship shit. I have explain till I am blue, the reasons people 'join up' are completely person ans selfish, but the patriot schtick the government feeds them overcomes their sense of reality. I don't support 'the troops' and never will. They are American mercenaries, and that is the truth of it. I think it hit me, when I was told, 'You have no skin in the game' by a friend, without kids, no job, with a 8 pack a day habit, living off his pension after THREE years on the Enterprise... I simply considered the source, and moved on... it was sad, I like the guy. But with 5 kids, multiple property tax bills and a future... I got to plan fro tomorrow... he was living in his past... JK