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(Washington Times)   Long may it wave? Maybe not. Stars and Stripes - the military newspaper founded during the Civil War - now in the Battle of the Budget Cuts   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 58
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2013-11-29 12:22:07 AM  
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Not amused.

Does anyone actually read it anymore, though?  Now that soldiers have internet access anywhere they'd have regular newspaper deliveries, does it serve a purpose?
 
2013-11-29 01:32:46 AM  

doyner: Churchill2004: SecretAgentWoman: Please no! This was the only thing to keep me sane while stationed in South Korea with my dad (Army) in the 80s. I discovered Bloom County in that paper!

I feel like most of the people expressing outrage could similarly date their experience.

There's a lot of truth to that.  S&S was big in my life from 82-86 when I was in London and from 88-90 in Italy...  Not so much since I joined in '97.


Your average 20-year-old enlistee today hadn't even started elementary school in 1997.
 
2013-11-29 02:15:44 AM  

Churchill2004: doyner: Churchill2004: SecretAgentWoman: Please no! This was the only thing to keep me sane while stationed in South Korea with my dad (Army) in the 80s. I discovered Bloom County in that paper!

I feel like most of the people expressing outrage could similarly date their experience.

There's a lot of truth to that.  S&S was big in my life from 82-86 when I was in London and from 88-90 in Italy...  Not so much since I joined in '97.

Your average 20-year-old enlistee today hadn't even started elementary school in 1997.


Thanks for that, bub.  It's not enough that I'm turning 40 in a few weeks....

Good to see you again.  Happy Thanksgiving, TFer.  Still in the AR?
 
2013-11-29 04:40:49 AM  

Corvus: I bet the Republicans are up in arms about this. Just like the Post office cuts being suggested.

They always want cuts but then butt hurt if anything they like get's cut.


Which usually covers just above everything the government does if asked about individually.

/apart from programs that are perceived to particularly benefit "those people"
 
2013-11-29 05:17:50 AM  
Wherever we deployed it was nice having that copy of Stars and Stripes. Still read today. I would really hate to see it go.
 
2013-11-29 09:29:24 AM  

glmorrs1: Only at times?


Yeah, really it's only two times. Daytime and nighttime.
 
2013-11-29 09:23:33 PM  

BMFPitt: Not amused.


You're a quick one, aren't you.
 
2013-11-29 11:10:30 PM  

doyner: Churchill2004: doyner: Churchill2004: SecretAgentWoman: Please no! This was the only thing to keep me sane while stationed in South Korea with my dad (Army) in the 80s. I discovered Bloom County in that paper!

I feel like most of the people expressing outrage could similarly date their experience.

There's a lot of truth to that.  S&S was big in my life from 82-86 when I was in London and from 88-90 in Italy...  Not so much since I joined in '97.

Your average 20-year-old enlistee today hadn't even started elementary school in 1997.

Thanks for that, bub.  It's not enough that I'm turning 40 in a few weeks....

Good to see you again.  Happy Thanksgiving, TFer.  Still in the AR?


Thank you very kindly. No, I'm living in Milwaukee now. You?
 
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