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    Cost of Freedom memorial in Kentwood

    If you haven't heard, there is a "Cost of Freedom" memorial at the Kentwood Veterans Park on 48th St. There is a miniature version of Vietnam wall along with other memorials of conflicts the U.S. has fought. Try to attend if possible. The display is open 24/7 until Sunday. Emotional stuff. ;( Sorry for the late post

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    While I appreciate the loss of life that families of our soldiers endured, the display may be more aptly called "Cost of Interventionism".


    If I recall right, we lost the Vietnam war and no freedom was won...but then again, others may have different definitions of victory than I?

    Our Country hasn't used it's department of Defense for defense since World War II. The modern DoD might be more accurately described by its original name: The Department of War.

    Hey, but War is good for the economy! It temporally (or sometimes tragically permanently) removes a portion of our domestic population that may be otherwise unemployed (or, Lord forbid -- doing more constructive things than the very destructive act of blowing stuff up).

    Yes, let us go so we can reflect on the cost of our foreign policy.

    Anyone planning to Open Carry there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQ View Post
    While I appreciate the loss of life that families of our soldiers endured, the display may be more aptly called "Cost of Interventionism".


    If I recall right, we lost the Vietnam war and no freedom was won...but then again, others may have different definitions of victory than I?

    Our Country hasn't used it's department of Defense for defense since World War II. The modern DoD might be more accurately described by its original name: The Department of War.

    Hey, but War is good for the economy! It temporally (or sometimes tragically permanently) removes a portion of our domestic population that may be otherwise unemployed (or, Lord forbid -- doing more constructive things than the very destructive act of blowing stuff up).

    Yes, let us go so we can reflect on the cost of our foreign policy.

    Anyone planning to Open Carry there?
    I am considering open carrying at this

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    Steel Magnolia is on her way, right now. Me, I've got loading work to do, or no range time tomorrow....
    'If the people are not ready for the exercise of the non-violence of the brave, they must be ready for the use of force in self defense. There should be no camouflage.....it must never be secret.' MK Gandhi II-146 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)-- Gandhi supports open carry!

    'There is nothing more demoralizing than the fake non-violence of the weak and impotent.' MK Gandhi II-153 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)

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    What range do you use ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggs View Post
    What range do you use ?
    South Kent near Dorr. Great place to shoot.
    'If the people are not ready for the exercise of the non-violence of the brave, they must be ready for the use of force in self defense. There should be no camouflage.....it must never be secret.' MK Gandhi II-146 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)-- Gandhi supports open carry!

    'There is nothing more demoralizing than the fake non-violence of the weak and impotent.' MK Gandhi II-153 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Bear View Post
    South Kent near Dorr. Great place to shoot.
    And a good place to take a CPL class as well, which is what i did.

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