Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I just reviewed the cost estimate for putting 40,000 additional troops into Afgahnistan and they are saying it is $40 Billion - who does these estimates??? That's a million dollars a year cost for each individual troop sent over---somebody needs to sharpen their pencil on the estimate - or cut the pork out of it.



Looney said...

You probably don't want to know what happens with most of the $40 billion!

Nene said...

I agree about the pork!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Looney---I have worked for the government for nearly 40 years so I personally can discuss the pork.

Looney said...


Bunc said...

I had heard that the US troops were much better equipped than our troops but thats just ridiculous. Are they flying them over individually on private jests?

Epitome of Sweetness said...

Jon Stewart had the funniest show about this very thing. I laughed sooo hard! Maybe you can google him and watch that episode-
He's so funny that I'm getting a little crush on him! (An old man crush)