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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Yeah, as I said in the other thread on this topic -- go start a facebook page talking about what a prick your boss is and see what happens.
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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by IndepCentristMA View Post
    We are FAR from the days of liberty and working together, and appreciating freedom that we enjoyed under Reagan.....
    you mean like when Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic-controllers and banned from ever having a Federal job again?

    that kind of liberty and working together?

    and what did these evil air-traffic controllers do? they demanded better working conditions and a regular work week. those Commy bastards!!!!

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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by IndepCentristMA View Post
    I am absolutely dead sick and tired of people getting fired from their jobs for voicing their opinion (which is well within their right to have)...

    This president has fired people all over the place for having a different opinion and rightly calling the president out for his mismanagement of this country...

    this is how the story is presented by the liberal biased, pro-obama site MSNBC

    U.S. News - Marine who criticized Obama on Facebook: I wish I could take it back

    He doesn't take back his comments... he still thinks Obama is messed up in the head... he still was right to call him out...

    But for some reason, this current president thinks its a dismissable offense to have a dissenting opinion...

    We are FAR from the days of liberty and working together, and appreciating freedom that we enjoyed under Reagan...

    Anyone who respects the constititional right to an opinion ought to be voting Obama out of his position for abusing that right...
    the guy violated the regs
    and now he is paying the price
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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by IndepCentristMA View Post
    I am absolutely dead sick and tired of people getting fired from their jobs for voicing their opinion (which is well within their right to have)...

    This president has fired people all over the place for having a different opinion and rightly calling the president out for his mismanagement of this country...

    this is how the story is presented by the liberal biased, pro-obama site MSNBC

    U.S. News - Marine who criticized Obama on Facebook: I wish I could take it back

    He doesn't take back his comments... he still thinks Obama is messed up in the head... he still was right to call him out...

    But for some reason, this current president thinks its a dismissable offense to have a dissenting opinion...

    We are FAR from the days of liberty and working together, and appreciating freedom that we enjoyed under Reagan...

    Anyone who respects the constititional right to an opinion ought to be voting Obama out of his position for abusing that right...
    First of all, this Marine's commanders felt that a discharge was warranted. Obama had little say, personally in this. Second, please substantiate your claim that "This President has fired people all over the place for having a different opinion" with concrete examples.
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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you mean like when Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic-controllers and banned from ever having a Federal job again?

    that kind of liberty and working together?

    and what did these evil air-traffic controllers do? they demanded better working conditions and a regular work week. those Commy bastards!!!!
    they were prohibited by law from striking,and were also in charge of an essential service needed to logistical and human transportation.

    i really dont see a problem with firing federal workers for breaking the law and disrupting service.
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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

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    Marines discharge sergeant for Facebook posts for criticizing President Barack ObamaNot about the election and there is another thread about this. Merge incoming when I find the thread.
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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by IndepCentristMA View Post
    I am absolutely dead sick and tired of people getting fired from their jobs for voicing their opinion (which is well within their right to have)...

    This president has fired people all over the place for having a different opinion and rightly calling the president out for his mismanagement of this country...

    this is how the story is presented by the liberal biased, pro-obama site MSNBC

    U.S. News - Marine who criticized Obama on Facebook: I wish I could take it back

    He doesn't take back his comments... he still thinks Obama is messed up in the head... he still was right to call him out...

    But for some reason, this current president thinks its a dismissable offense to have a dissenting opinion...

    We are FAR from the days of liberty and working together, and appreciating freedom that we enjoyed under Reagan...

    Anyone who respects the constititional right to an opinion ought to be voting Obama out of his position for abusing that right...
    Both sides 'get rid of' dissenting voices, to one extent or another. But this Marine being discharged had NOTHING to do with Obama. To simplify a bit, once you join the military, the constitution no longer applies to you, the UCMJ does.

    That Marine is lucky he didn't get a dishonorable discharge.
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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Both sides 'get rid of' dissenting voices, to one extent or another. But this Marine being discharged had NOTHING to do with Obama. To simplify a bit, once you join the military, the constitution no longer applies to you, the UCMJ does.

    That Marine is lucky he didn't get a dishonorable discharge.
    That is not entirely true. You still enjoy a certain amount of constitutional protection while in the military.
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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    they were prohibited by law from striking,and were also in charge of an essential service needed to logistical and human transportation.

    i really dont see a problem with firing federal workers for breaking the law and disrupting service.
    and banning them from EVER again having a Federal job? seems pretty authoritarian to me.

    and what were their selfish & greedy demands? better working conditions and a regular work week. God forbid.

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    Re: Hopefully this is the LAST time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is not entirely true. You still enjoy a certain amount of constitutional protection while in the military.
    That's why I bolded 'simplify'. No point in dragging it out long and detailed.

    I am glad was already out of the Navy by the time Facebook came around.
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