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Old 01-25-2007, 10:06 AM   #15
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Why is it necessary for our soldiers to have to purchase their own sleeping mat?

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Old 01-25-2007, 12:51 PM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vegascpl:
Why is it necessary for our soldiers to have to purchase their own sleeping mat?
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When I was in Vietnam, I ordered an extra firm pillow to replace the military standard issue. Maybe this is the case with the mat ...or something extra the military member wanted.

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Old 01-25-2007, 01:01 PM   #17
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The Milwaukee Better Business Bureau lists this company (Bargain --) has having one (1) employee.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:44 PM   #18
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Kind of scary actually. Bet/hope FBI will now put this guy on a watch list.

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Old 01-26-2007, 07:54 PM   #19
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vegascpl:
Why is it necessary for our soldiers to have to purchase their own sleeping mat?
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When we went to Kuwait in '03, we were issued foam mats, but they were pretty meager. I took my 3/4 therma-rest from backpacking with me, as it was much more comfortable. Also, with the heat, if they're still issuing the foam pads, I don't think they would hold up very well.
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I guess I was just wondering why the military was not providing better beds for the guys. It just seemed kind of strange that they would have to order from Discount Mats? Since we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on this war it would seem a small price to pay for sending well rested troops into battle.

I have no idea if that is true. I'm just reacting to the many stories about inadequate armor on vehicles. Weapon systems what would save a lot of lives, but we would even look at it as someone is obviously getting kick backs from defence contractors.

Thats the reason I asked the question.

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Old 02-01-2007, 04:35 PM   #21
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This is what I sent them:

"Whether you agree or disagree with the actions that resulted in our presence in Iraq, I tell you this.

IF the response to one of our servicemen was not in line with your company policy - you had better get the word out - and I would suggest you post it on your website.

If it IS the policy of your company...................

Then, My opinion is that you should be out of business and you can start your new job begging nickels next to the freeway onramp.

Consider this notice - another LOST SALE!!"
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