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    Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your service and sacrifices.

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    Remembrance day (as it's called here in Canada). My hat is off to all the Veterans, my heart goes out to the families who are missing a family member due to war (either because they are enlisted or because they paid the ultimate price), and my full support to the troops around the world willing to give up EVERYTHING to keep us safe and to support freedom.

    I may not always support the politics behind the conflicts, but I refuse to give anything but support for the troops. Without them, I may not have the RIGHT to disagree with the politics behind the conflicts!
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    Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancing-bass View Post
    I may not always support the politics behind the conflicts, but I refuse to give anything but support for the troops. Without them, I may not have the RIGHT to disagree with the politics behind the conflicts!
    Too bad there are not more people like you, dancing-bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JW4VZW View Post
    Too bad there are not more people like you, dancing-bass.
    I think people in general support the troops better now than in past conflicts. For example, I've heard stories of people spitting on soldiers returning from the Vietnam War. Hopefully things like that don't happen today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott7217 View Post
    I think people in general support the troops better now than in past conflicts. For example, I've heard stories of people spitting on soldiers returning from the Vietnam War. Hopefully things like that don't happen today.
    It's not LITERAL spitting today, just proverbial. Ask some Vets how easy it was to get a meaningful job when they came back over the last few years.



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    I call it 'MURICA DAY

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    At least we don't have any Jane Fondas today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    At least we don't have any Jane Fondas today.
    Ah....most people in this forum will be too young to know who she is or what vinyl records are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    Ah....most people in this forum will be too young to know who she is or what vinyl records are.
    Yep. 33's and 45's

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    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    Yep. 33's and 45's

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    Don't forget 78's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    Don't forget 78's.
    I forgot, lol, it's been so long since then and 8-tracks too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    I forgot, lol, it's been so long since then and 8-tracks too...


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    Remember quadrophonic 8-tracks? Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    Remember quadrophonic 8-tracks? Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    It's not LITERAL spitting today, just proverbial. Ask some Vets how easy it was to get a meaningful job when they came back over the last few years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JW4VZW View Post
    Well said, llamabreath.
    I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    I know.
    llamabreath for president in 2016!
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    llamabreath for president in 2016!
    LOL, free pizza and beer for everyone!!



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    LOL, free pizza and beer for everyone!!



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    Time to get a White House petition started!

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    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    Ask some Vets how easy it was to get a meaningful job when they came back over the last few years.
    Are employers allowed to discriminate against veterans in the job market? I thought that was illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott7217 View Post
    Are employers allowed to discriminate against veterans in the job market? I thought that was illegal.
    There's always a reason other than the obvious reasons to not consider a candidate. Their resume didn't stand out, someone else was more qualified, they don't have the "right" experience, etc. Proving discrimination is very, very difficult because hiring criteria and interview processes are immensely subjective. This is one case where just considering them equally isn't enough. All other things being equal, vets ought to be favored (IMO).

    Assuming they come close to meeting the qualifications, my department pushes them to the top of the resume pile. My company is one of the best in the nation at reintroducing soldiers to the private sector (I think we're number 8, but I can fact check that if needed), and we only have about 14,000 employees total. That means that there are a TON of HUGE companies that are not going out of their way to help re-acclimate our soldiers, and that's somewhat disgusting because they can afford the training curve, if any, with much more ease than we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott7217 View Post
    Are employers allowed to discriminate against veterans in the job market? I thought that was illegal.
    It's also illegal to discriminate for color, race, creed, country of origin, sexual orientation.... need i go on? You don't think this happens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott7217 View Post
    Are employers allowed to discriminate against veterans in the job market? I thought that was illegal.
    Just because something is illegal does not mean that it does not happen. Take the speed limit for example. Do you really think that I drive 65 on I-95?

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    It's also illegal to discriminate for color, race, creed, country of origin, sexual orientation.... need i go on? You don't think this happens?
    Oh it does happen, I know. In my last company they loved to hire people on unemployment because of the tax credit. I really hope that there is a day when a person is viewed as an individual, and only their qualifications are taken into consideration. I hate that if you don't hire a minority it is because you are a racist. When I was a store manager for the company I work for now, I made it known to my District Manager and Regional HR person that I will hire people based on their qualifications. I also made it known that I do not care what sex they are, what race they are, what religion they are or what their sexual orientation is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llamabreath View Post
    It's also illegal to discriminate for color, race, creed, country of origin, sexual orientation.... need i go on? You don't think this happens?
    I never said that it doesn't happen. I just asked if employers are allowed to discriminate against veterans. If it's illegal, then I expect a veteran can get a good lawyer and bring the prospective employer to court. If it wasn't illegal, I would support adding a law to protect our veterans.
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