Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lovers and Haters

Part One: Lovers

I don't know about you, but I definitely give a shit!!! I give a shit that on 3 October 2009, 8 Americans, lost their lives in the mountains of Afghanistan. 8 soldiers assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, CO. lost their lives in over an 8-hour-long gun-fight.

I'm sure you've all heard this storty on the news or read about it. Long story, short: A well organized Taliban lead, Al-Qaeda attack overwhelmed Camp Keating, located in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan. The surviving men and women were forced to abandon the COP and air support was called in to level the base. These men and women left with only the clothes on their backs; nothing else. One soldier wrote to the American Legion saying "most people back home dont even know, no one gives a shit."

The American Legion has since set up a website to donate to these soldiers. They have raised over $50,000. Target has gotten involved. They donated "$30,000 in gift cards and merchandise to help the dozens of troops who lost possessions." I also read in our local paper that you could have went to Target yesterday and purchased items specifically for these men and women; Target matched the amount spent in support of this cause. I'm not sure if that is the $30,000 referenced above, or in addition to. I also heard that one of the major computer manufacturers (HP, Dell, Apple- I can't remember which specifically) is going to replace laptops for members of the units effected in this gun-fight.

{Photo Source: The Battle for COP Keating; Burnpit/ American Legion}

Because I give a shit I assumed based on the nature of my blog that my readers would also.

Please also, if you haven't yet vist Tammy Munson from ArmyHousehold6 and read what her husband, Sgt Daddy had to say of the events that took place on October 3rd.

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Part Two: Haters

My last post triggered hate from the Haters. Odd. Considering it wasn't even offencive in anyway. Hmm. Oh well.

Dear Crap Blog Detective:

If you don't like what I have to say then don't read my blog. I'm thinking my 80-someodd followers would beg to differ with your conclusion that my blog is "crap." In regards to my job search, if you would like to bring your ass from the UK to Colorado Springs, CO and find me a job you can please my guest. In the mean time I would urge you to shut your mouth, because really you know nothing about my life, my choices, my hardships, or my efforts to secure my own job.

Maybe you find my blog and therefore my life mundane or wasted. All I have to say is at least my blog serves a positive and (I'd say) necessary purpose. Versus your blog which is designed only to offend and "hate" on everyone else. Find something more positive to do with your time. If you, still feel my blog is crap, OK. No sweat off my balls. But ask yourself really who or what I'm hurting by rambling on? No one. So leave me to do what I do.

Express your hate and nastiness else where.

Good-bye.

Samantha.

4 comments:

Erin said...

I'm so excited to hear that Target and other companies are getting involved with our military persons! I didn't know that.

And screw the haters! We all have them. Your blog is great, I love reading it and I think your priorities are just fine. Spend your time loving your husband, that is the most important thing. Jobs will come and go. Someday the perfect job will be there, but until then, love your life. It's just money anyway...

high heels said...

LOL who is crap blog dectective?!

Marsie said...

Thanks for that link, it was so great to read all the comments on that page! I love that so many people are giving.

Ignore the haters. That guy has too much free time!

Tonja +Jere + Kids said...

Wow...love the fact that so many people are getting involved! eff the haters

This is my first time visiting your blog, good job for posting this. we were stationed in Carson years ago, my husband misses it.

My prayers go out to the families and soldiers who are deployed to Afghanistan.