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About My Prior Post & Boot Camp Life




There a few webmasters out there who steal pictures or graphics and claim them as their own for their own websites. I learned the hard way, and now I put the URL to my domains on pics I've purchased to download. The pics of myself, or pics I've taken myself of places and things, I add "Photo by Savanah".

The vintage photograph is of the members of Women's Volunteer Defense Corps during WWII.

Two LJ friends are upset by the manner a few of my LJ friends have reacted towards me in my prior post and other post where I've expressed my heartfelt political views and I love them all the more for it.

Yes, I could delete them, but I never will, even though I’ve been called unsavory things. There are 100’s, who have deleted me in the past from their FList, because they couldn’t handle what I had to say about controversial issues, or even when I’ve posted obnoxiously naughty stuff in my LJ. There reactions have been neither here nor there for me, because I really don’t want LJ pals who aren’t opened minded, or who have thin delicate tissue paper for skin, because they can’t stand to hear my sometimes radical thoughts that differ from their own. I have no time for pussy willows! I will always stand firm in my beliefs that all of you have a right to state your views, no matter how much they differ from my own. If I start deleting those I get upset with, then I’ll truly be a hypocrite.

If you’d like to see what the life is in Boot Camp at Fort Jackson, you’ll find some Youtube videos at the bottom of this post.

I was 17 years old when my parents signed the Army Recruiter's papers so I could join the U.S. Army. If I survived Boot Camp in Fort Jackson, (Basic Combat Training) (BCT), which treats both boys and girls EXACTLY the same, and survived a total of 4 years in the Army with an honorable discharge, I am more than able of surviving ANYTHING life throws my way! Sure, during BCT I thought of going AWOL, but since I’ve never been a quitter, I stayed, and I give thanks to God now that I did because the Army made a hell of a tough woman out of the snot nosed girl I was. The only thing I can almost NOT survive is the abuse, and death of animals.

I hope my last post got all the frustrations out of my kids, who, believe it or not, I love alot! I’m sure they, as all of us are, going through some rough times. Now, I wish they would kiss and make up, since we’re all Americans! :o)

I compare my mind to the many Cable channels on TV. The channels in my mind switch continueously, because my interests vary from this, to that, to EVERYTHING. I am not one to shut my mouth, so if some political issue should rub me the wrong way, as those mobs on the health reform issue do, I will express my feelings, because I have a RIGHT to do so, just as you have a RIGHT to oppose me. I will be expressing my feelings on racial issues, naughtiness, among other things also, so if you find you can't handle me, then feel free to delete me from your LJ pals list. If you do, don't tell me, because I'll know when you do, and I'll delete you immediately, also.

These are among my most favorite quotes. The first quote - I will not deal with people such as these in REAL life, or here, and the second quote - my spirit will never be destroyed by anyone!

"How small is the life of the person who places
his hands between his face and the world,
seeing naught but the narrow lines of his hands!"


”You may deprive me of my possessions;
you may shed my blood and burn my body,
but you cannot hurt my spirit
or touch my truth.”

- Kahlil Gibran

BOOT CAMP HELL AT FORT JACKSON


PART 2 OF BOOT CAMP HELL AT FORT JACKSON


BOOT CAMP FORT JACKSON


A NIGHTMARE & THE WORST OF ALL - THE GAS CHAMBER AT FORT JACKSON



Moveon.ORG



Join The NRA
"The Right Of The People To Keep and
Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."!

Comments

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dolston
Aug. 10th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
I always appreciate that you are willing to share your thoughts, honest and raw as they maybe sometimes. That is what makes you interesting.
playgirl
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
life of an ostrich ...
Thank you Sweet Pie!

I just can't imagine my self living the life of an ostrich with its head stuck in the ground, although, I've read that the poor things do not stick their heads in the ground. :o)
prader
Aug. 10th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
NBC was some of the scariest shit I ever realistically faced.
playgirl
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
How did we survive that??! haaa
I found an even better video of that horrid gas chamber.
nebris
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
Just call me The Hammer of The Desert. =)

~M~
playgirl
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Love you!
nebris
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Interesting Perspective
playgirl
Aug. 11th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
Re: Interesting Perspective
Yes, and what a wonderful man he was; just as wonderful as President Obama!

Thanks!
deviantsaint
Aug. 10th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
you went to jackson? Now, I am obligated to tease having gone to Ft Benning myself.
playgirl
Aug. 11th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Fort Benning V Fort Jackson
Found a Fort Benning video. Look familiar?

Bet I could beat you up! :o)

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aamusedinatx
Aug. 11th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Sweetheart, it is YOUR journal. You own your own words in your own space. If folks can't cope with that, they don't need to be here. That is THEIR issue, not yours.

I don't always agree with you on all issues, (as might be expected we're all complex folks) but I adore you! I find you sensitive, intelligent, tenacious, open hearted, loyal and loving.

I certainly can't ask any more then that from any human.

*FONDLY*

Meri
playgirl
Aug. 11th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
They mean ...
Thank you for your kind words. They mean the world to me, because they came from you!
nawlins_penguin
Aug. 11th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
You know, there's one thing I simply don't get.

For eight years there was not nearly this level of stabbing rhetoric. Even further back into the Clinton era, the conservative movement wasn't this nasty and bloody. And I do mean nasty. And the counter-reaction from the left is neither pretty nor inspiring, just helping to notch up the virtual violence. Why?

I guess my personal view is this. You don't have to like the President. That's not new and that is a right insured by our Constitution. But if you disrespect the office of President, that is certainly not American. Someone else has the wheel. If they can't get it together in four years then someone else will be running the country. It's shuck and jive to say "Oh, the debt!" when the last president already put us in the hole.

I don't hear answers to the real problems in this country from the right. I sure hear the complaints from them, though. No effort at all to meet in the middle. Which is sad, because that's where most of America is waiting for solutions.

Whatever. It will end when an ultra-right wing terrorist decides to pull another Oklahoma City and show us just where overzealous conservatism gets us.
davev1968
Aug. 11th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
You are right that the conversative movement wasn't nasty and bloody. It was the radical leftists that were nasty and bloody. I notice you mention nothing about them. Why is that?
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racist minds... - playgirl - Aug. 11th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
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nahele_101
Aug. 11th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
eh, its your journal, use it as you see fit.

i like hearing various viewpoints, and the people who read your journal have been a source of amusement and varying opinions to provoke both thoughtful exchangd and "WTF are they drinking?" thoughts.

So, yah...be yourself. Have fun.

I'm still glad I joined the USCG over the ARMY. Our uniforms look much, much cooler.
playgirl
Aug. 11th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
girlish figures...
Yeah, can't say I blame you for choosing the USCG uniform. The Army made sure we gals couldn't show off our girlish curves! :o)

I'm truly interested in reading peoples opinions on stuff. None of us are exactly alike, and this is what makes life so interesting.
Re: girlish figures... - nahele_101 - Aug. 11th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
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playgirl
Aug. 11th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Unbelievable!
Unbelievable! Let me see if I make a future post with the link.
Re: Unbelievable! - p0stmdrnpr1mt1v - Aug. 11th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Unbelievable! - uglyface2 - Aug. 11th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
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ayoub
Aug. 11th, 2009 10:38 am (UTC)
You are amazing.

And I love you for it :D
playgirl
Aug. 11th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
for being ...
And I love you for being you!
davev1968
Aug. 11th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
You have fallen victim to fear-mongering and hatred, then say you have an open mind while bashing anyone who openly opposes your views. You idolize the left's version of the people you claim to hate on Fox News. People who use arrogance, derision, and spread hate.

If you truly want to the truth, watch the political clips and imagine instead Hannity saying those things about Obama and the left. If it would make you angry for it to be said about you, your beliefs, and those you believe in, then you are no better than the Ditto heads and assorted other right leaning sheeple.

Sadly, you are going the way of an old "friend" of mine. She grew up thinking she was open minded. Yet, she posted in her blog how she thought GWB was going to impose martial law to stay in power and how she had nightmares she would be pulled out of line while at the airport and be raped with a nightstick ("but he showed some compassion and let me get off") for what she writes in her blog.
playgirl
Aug. 11th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
OPEN MINDEDNESS
Well, I’m not a sheep, that’s for sure.

It is obvious that you and I have a different version of the phrase “Open Minded.”

For me “An Open Mind” means that I have an OPEN MIND to listen to you as I do, without going ballistic by “bashing” you for the things you express. I don’t believe I’ve ever bashed anyone, you included, for expressing your thoughts and beliefs. I have a mind of my own, and I will continue repudiating the lies and accusations the far right is presenting. Wow! I do have the patients of a saint!

I already know the truth, just as you feel you know the truth. I stopped watching Hannity (he has said disgusting filthy deceitful accusations about Obama since he ran for president to this day), O’reily, and the rest of the bunch a long time ago, because they started to make me stick to my stomach.

I switch to MSNBC, and believe everything they have to say.

Again, OPEN MINDED means one is willing to listen to what others have to say, as they have an OPEN MIND to listen to others, no matter how they differ in their beliefs. The example you gave me of that old friend of yours has nothing to do with OPEN MINDEDNESS; it has to do with her version of thought turned out to be a MISTAKE.

LJ People with CLOSED MINDS will not listen to anyone’s different opinions, and just click on the DELETE BUTTON.

You continue thinking as you do, and I will continue expressing exactly what I believe; neither you nor anyone else will ever change that. Get it?
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OPEN PANTEDNESS - nebris - Aug. 18th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC) - Expand
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thisismo
Aug. 12th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
In case you missed my post
"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration."

Hillary Rodham Clinton
playgirl
Aug. 13th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: In case you missed my post
I always read your posts.

I agree with the quote. It is NEVER un-American, or un-patriotic when an American disagrees with any administration. When we as Americans keep quite when we disagree with something, then I feel that's the time when we're being un-American.
tigron_x
Aug. 12th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
LIES!!! ALL LIES!!!
Woman can do anything a man can?

LIES!!


Pee in a cup 3ft from you!
playgirl
Aug. 13th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Re: LIES!!! ALL LIES!!!
Well dog gone it! That sure is true!! :o(
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