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Phil_D11102
Posted on: Aug 19 2019, 08:01 AM


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In the U.S. the death penalty is decided state by state.

Sadly New York rescinded it in 2007.

I can't see paying for a prisoner unless they were in a deep, dark hole, with only bread and water twice a day.

Cruel, harsh, inhuman?

Tell that to the widow of the young police officer.
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Posted on: Jul 4 2019, 10:39 AM


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Colin Kapaernick sat then took a knee during the playing of the American National Anthem, even though people felt it was offensive.

The Brexit party member turned away from the music. Apparently it was one of Hitlers favorites.


https://www.altnewsmedia.net/news/ode-to-joy/
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Posted on: Jun 11 2019, 01:54 PM


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I listen to it all the time. I like the music they play, it's not the top 40 crap you hear today..
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Posted on: Jun 7 2019, 09:31 AM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ May 20 2019, 01:50 PM) *
Yes, I know several.

I must admit I don't think moving this monument is the right thing to do though. A bit like suggesting moving the town's war memorial to a more convenient place. The memorial commemorates, but over time tells another story. As the site will remain in civilian use, it would be right and proper to keep the memorial in place, amongst us, so to speak. The Control Tower is not a memorial, at best it's a museum telling a story. It needs to tell the whole story, but it's a story none the less. And no one is suggesting that the 'Peace Garden' should be removed from the gate and re sited at the Control Tower.



Went to RAF Welford on Tuesday the 4th of June for the dedication of a plaque. It's amazing that little ole Welford can do this, but nothing at Greenham.

I have friend who attended the D-DAY 75 show at GC. Apparently they had American's in British uniforms, and they kept referring to the "USAF" which wasn't formed until 26th of July 1947, 3 years after D-Day.

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Posted on: May 20 2019, 11:17 AM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ May 20 2019, 10:14 AM) *
No it's because people who aren't in the forces don't care about the forces.


I think you will find that the "people" give quite generously to forces charities.

What people don't know is exactly what I am talking about.

Did anyone really know that these monuments were on the base?


https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/26...ep-further.html


Again, it's about the spin, not about not caring..
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Posted on: May 20 2019, 08:22 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 20 2019, 08:41 AM) *
If people loved you so much how come there's none of the fawny behaviour you seem to expect? Deluded.


It's because people don't know that there isn't any acknowledgement of the Airborne troops or the years the base was opened.

And that is because of the media spin..
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Posted on: May 20 2019, 06:43 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 19 2019, 02:35 PM) *
I think you should just accept that most people are glad the Cruise missiles and US servicemen are gone and we have our common back. Get over it.


A couple of home truths numpty.

1 - The commoners all but 3 gave up their right to the common, of which their ancient right was to graze cattle, and to collect gravel and firewood.

2 - The cruise is gone because it did it's job, as well as my brothers and sisters in uniform.

3 - The impact on the local economy is significant. For example, BT billed the U.S.A.F. one million pounds every 6 months. The cost of RAF Mildenhall closing is an estimated 230.73m economic impact on the local area. Where some of the people from Mildenhall going? RAF Fairford, which uses their runway for deployments and the Air Tattoo. The original mission of RAF Greenham Common was to host KC135 tanker aircraft, to which the NTC didn't want, so they got cruise instead. Has Newbury and it's economy been the same since 1991?

4 - I bet the locals are happier to see the peace women gone, along with their BS.

5 - Most of the locals I meet always like to reminisce about great times they had with their American friends, up on the base at the club, or at the bowling alley.

Try to take off the liberal glasses and see the world for what it is.
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Posted on: May 19 2019, 09:16 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 18 2019, 07:18 PM) *
I was reacting to this:


“I called all this out 2 years ago for the 25th anniversary of the Americans leaving GC, with was also the 20th anniversary of the Greenham Trust. There were events, but they were spun for the loony left.”

You are saying we should be commemorating the US forces leaving. Next you’ll want us commemorating the smelliest fart recorded in building 24.



You really are pretty stupid, aren't you..

I wasn't asking for a plaque because the American's left, I was asking for a plaque for the years the base was in operation.

As for the smelliest fart, we can smell your breath due to all the vile sh*t you spout.
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Posted on: May 18 2019, 02:46 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 18 2019, 03:14 PM) *
You think there should have been events to mark 25 years since the Americans left? rolleyes.gif


You really have issues.

Again, I am not looking for a plaque highlighting when the USAF left, I am looking for a plaque to recognize the years of service the base played.

Again:

For those who served

1942 to 1992

Union Jack and Stars and Stripes.

Simple, to the point, elegant..

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Posted on: May 18 2019, 10:02 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 17 2019, 07:46 PM) *
No objection at all. That’s not what you’re ranting about though.


What am I ranting about? I am angry that their is no commemorative ceremony at Greenham for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

I am angry that their is no plaque for this, I am angry that there is no acknowledgement for the sacrifices of the British and Americans from 1942 to 1992.

I am angry that everyone in power are bending over to the loony left and don't acknowledge what I say above.

I called all this out 2 years ago for the 25th anniversary of the Americans leaving GC, with was also the 20th anniversary of the Greenham Trust. There were events, but they were spun for the loony left.

How do I know, because I attended some of them. A dramatization of what life was like in Newbury back in 1942 is not paying homage or respect to those who jumped out, a permanent reminder of what they did is paying respect.

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Posted on: May 17 2019, 05:44 PM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ May 17 2019, 04:45 PM) *
You are clearly quite passionate about this. Have you formally approached the Control Tower Management Committee or Greenham Parish Council? They had quite a struggle to save the place, so funding of even a modest plaque could be an issue, so your request would be much more positively received if you offered to help set up crowd funding or such like.



Yes Mr Brown. I have spoken to the RBL, the Greenham Trust, the people at the Control Tower, the WBC and NTC, and most recently someone who was on the inside of a couple of these organizations.
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Posted on: May 17 2019, 03:14 PM


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QUOTE (Andy1 @ May 17 2019, 03:13 PM) *
It's not like anything is done to remember the Battle of Newbury. Oh wait.


The Sealed Knot used to do a "Battle of Newbury" . I remember my USAF squadron doing something there, and it was a great day out.


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Posted on: May 17 2019, 02:51 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 17 2019, 03:28 PM) *
There are huge celebrations/remembrances going on in Normandy. Rightly.



https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/pho...-historical.jpg

This is from Concord Bridge in Massachusetts, acknowledging their loss.

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Although in Phil's case he seems to think we should be proud of his country too!


No I don't, but I recognize the contribution of my brother and sisters in uniform, regardless of the flag they defend. That is why I said the Union Jack should be on the plaque.


https://cornexchangenew.com/event/greenham-...experience-2019

Yes, I been on it. It was an embarrassment. The uniforms of the so called Americans were wrong, as was some of the terminology. You think that being the so called experts they could get it right? Oh, I forgot, it's a dramatization.


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There are huge celebrations/remembrances going on in Normandy
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Again, what do you have against a plaque or some sort of remembrance ceremony at the location where Ike talked to the airborne troops the hours before they dropped into France. Greenham was a significant site, because for many of those BURIED in Normandy this was the last place they were ALIVE!!!





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Posted on: May 17 2019, 12:49 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ May 17 2019, 01:10 PM) *
He only asked if you had a hat!



Wearing a MAGA hat is a target for leftist to think you a racist, and to attack you.

FYI, no, I don't have a hat. I don't like the man. I thought I answered that when I said I didn't vote for Trump.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-69...sing-fired.html

https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/new...K0qbd-zBnqLcEQ/

https://www.foxnews.com/us/man-attacked-wearing-maga-hat

https://www.dailywire.com/news/46173/watch-...e-new-paul-bois
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QUOTE (newres @ May 17 2019, 12:21 PM) *
Have you got a MAGA hat or are you just playing at being a stereotype?


If anyone is a racist is you sir. FYI, I didn't vote for either Trump or Clinton, as I think there are better people than that to lead the USA, so I voted libertarian.

But of course if your proud of your country, it's military, and it's history, your a redneck.

I voted for the past 20 years for a Democratic Congresswoman, and I have voted for Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates in the past.

Do I support legal immigration, of course, I am an immigrate to the UK, and my great grandparents come from Russia and Italy. Do I think illegal immigrates/and undocumented economic migrants should be deported, yes. Do I think someone who has moved his family from a war zone to Europe/UK be given asylum, yes.

Do I feel people should get help when they fall on hard times, yes. Do I think that they should receive training so they can be employed, yes. Do I feel if they reject the training that their benefits are cut or they are made to take part in council work such as cleaning the streets, etc Yes.

Do I believe in a universal health system, yes, but I also believe that you can have private insurance if you want to be seen quicker. Do I feel that I should pay more for the NHS to get back on it's feet, yes.

Do I believe that the UK should leave the EU, yes. Why, because the EU is a red tape mess that the ultimate goal is to have one nation under the Euro.

So, I am a mix in my politics, and I would like to see the best of everything.

But, as you see it because I am proud of my country, and the contribution it paid in the liberation of Europe and the fall of the Warsaw Pact/Communism, I must be a racist redneck.

You can think what you like about me, but you have clearly painted yourself as a joke, a fool, and racist leftist muppet.

Ya'all have a nice day, yhear.
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Posted on: May 17 2019, 10:25 AM


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The speech is the important thing, not the location it was made. Who remembers where Martin Luther King gave his “dream” speech other than those that live there? Being realistic about how many “celebrations” we should have isn’t dishonouring the service men of WW2 but the certainly have no desire to celebrate cruise missiles being here.



I have a dream, Lincoln Memorial.

I am not looking to celebrate the cruise missiles, even though I think the GAMA and Bldg 274 would make a great cold war museum, but I am looking to honor everyone who served up at RAF Greenham Common from 1942 to 1992.

Not recognizing them is dishonoring them. Push the dirty little secret under the carpet, but keep bending over and kissing that leftie peace women *** is ok..

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I've tried to be polite even though I think you're being a tw@t, but to put it plainly there could potentially be thousands of places in the UK where troops departed to significant places in wars, but just because you happened to work there makes it special to no one but you. So stop feeling you're so entitled or that everyone wanted cruise missiles here. Greenham is more famous for the peace camps than anything else. Get over it!


Good Lord, you are a serious fool. One of the most iconic photos from WWII was taken up at Greenham, of a future President talking to men willing to sacrifice their lives for you and your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyYYV8l5Y-Y

I hope that your grandparents aren't able to see your comments, as they would probably whoop your *** for being so disrespectful to people who came over to the UK to help liberate Europe.

Greenham isn't remembered for peace camps, it's remembered for people willing to die to protect your sorry a** and the freedoms you have today.

As I have always said, the publicity given to those outside the fence, but the history was made by us inside the fence.

Do I feel entitled, **** no. Do I feel special, **** no. But one thing is for sure is I stepped up and said the loss of freedom isn't happening on my watch. And you know what, it didn't. What have you done for others in your sorry existence.

Do I feel cheated that there isn't anything on the base to recognize everyone who fought, and in some cases died? Yes, I do. And the reason behind that isn't publicity, it's about honor. It's about honoring everyone who served on that base, from the MOD, to the RAF, to the USAF, to the Gurkha's, to the MOD police, everyone.

Maybe you don't realize this, but there is more of us who wish to recognize the others with a simple plaque, than to those who thinks its a waste of time and money.


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It's nice to recognise significant anniversaries I guess, and we are just differently to how you would like, I think you need to accept that and move on


Sounds like "peace in our times to me.."
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Posted on: May 16 2019, 10:11 AM


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I see no need to celebrate cruise missiles being here. We have a permanent reminder in the silos.


They are called shelters. I see you don't know your a** from a hole in the ground. :-)


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Like you said it was 75 years ago, we don't do with all the other wars and why should we commemorate war anyway?


Your not commemorating war, your remembering the sacrifices others gave for you.


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I would take your point if the protests were being commemorated instead, but they're not.


https://greenhamcommonpeacegarden.org.uk/

As you can see there is even a plaque for a young lady killed in a traffic accident outside the base. David Voran was killed in a hit and run car accident off base, where is his plaque?

Hundreds more died before their feet hit the ground in France, so their last terra firma was RAF Greenham Common. Where is their plaque?

It's amazing that Greenham is remembered more for the peace women than anything else. But then they do make better press that people doing their jobs defending liberties that people take for granted.



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QUOTE (newres @ May 15 2019, 04:03 PM) *
Well that's a fair point, but you have to be practical about it. I think Phil is a bit of a Greenham geek though and I think just expects a bit more than is realistic.


No, I am not a Greenham "geek". I am ex USAF who like many would like to see a couple of plaques up at the control tower dedicated to those who jumped out into the night sky, and one that recognizes the history of the base.

It could simply say "For those who served - 1942 to 1992" And it should have the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes on it.

Would that really be too much? Is that really unrealistic.

Problem is the tower, Greenham Trust, nor do the various councils give a hoot because it's all about the peace women.

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Nothing is ever good enough, which is why people stop trying.

No pleasing some people.


Let's celebrate Christmas the 3rd Saturday of every December, or Guy Fawkes the 17th of Nov. Maybe we can have a 53rd anniversary of the England World Cup win.

This is the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Europe.. Many young men died on the beaches and behind the Nazi's line.

This may be the last significant anniversary for those who survived the invasion and para drop.

This is not about not being good enough. It's about something happening here in Newbury/Greenham Common to acknowledge what these brave men did, on the correct day.

Is that really too much to ask for...
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 15 2019, 09:31 AM) *
Brilliant! Thanks for the heads up, I'll be there!



The event for the 75th D-day anniversary will take place on 22 June.

D-Day occurred the 5th/6th of June, not the 22nd of June.

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QUOTE (newres @ May 14 2019, 05:00 PM) *
What motivated him was his vision of Perestroika which ultimately led to the break up of the Soviet Union. Signing a treaty didn't mean he had to allow the empire to split up. The continued spending was futile and he saw that. Try broadening your perspective a little.

The CND/Peace women argument is a strawman argument.


The INF treaty went into effect on the 1st of June 1988. 18 months later, Nicolae Ceauşescu was executed alongside his wife in Bucharest. That was more or less the last of the former Warsaw Pact to shrug off the Soviet yoke.

If you cannot see this, try looking at this:


https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zq63b9q/revision/4

Yes, Gorbachev had his part, but he realized that the Russians could not keep up with the arms race, hence the INF treaty and the start of the domino effect.
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QUOTE (newres @ May 14 2019, 11:42 AM) *
Gorbachev and Perestroika is what led to arms reduction. Even your link says there was no progress until Gorbachev came along. rolleyes.gif


Gorbachev did have the foresight to move forward and talk to Reagan, and they ultimately did sign the INF treaty. But again what made Gorbachev to make his move? Maybe the "growing number of allied intermediate-range missile warheads in Europe."
No, that couldn't make him do it. Surely it was CND and the peace women.

You seem to forget that the missiles were coming him from the UK down to Italy, where as the Russians were contained to more or less the center of the Warsaw Pact.
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QUOTE (newres @ May 13 2019, 10:17 AM) *
That really is just an opinion. Gorbachev becoming leader had nothing to do with Cruise missiles. The Soviets already had plenty of capability to wipe out Western Europe so it wasn’t a deterrent to building more. I can’t pretend to have huge knowledge of the subject, but there’s some obvious nonsense being spouted on here.


Your a bit slow on the uptake. Try reading this..

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/INFtreaty

Gorbachev did play his part, as he saw that NATO wasn't going to bend. Cruise is what made Gorbachev come to the table.

Look at the map in the article, cruise was deployed willingly by NATO. Do you think Russia asked for the opinion of the the GDR and Czechoslovakia?

This in not opinion, it's fact...
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QUOTE (newres @ May 12 2019, 06:18 PM) *
I wasn’t even in my teens, but the first result from Google doesn’t really back up what you say and I can’t imagine any Labour government “urging” a deployment here. The US have always been willing to sacrifice Europe in a nuclear war.


The Cruise was developed and a deterrent to the Soviet build up of their short and medium range nuclear.

The cruise and NATO resolve did it's job, it brought the Russians to the table and end the Cold War.

If anyone thinks different they need to stop drinking the kool aid made by the Greenham women and CND..
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