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Question: What is America's first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States? Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard. Question: What is the ONLY National Guard unit on permanent active duty? Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard Question: Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard? Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska Question: What U.S. governor is routinely
briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism? Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska Question: What U.S. governor has a higher classified security rating than either candidate of the Democrat Party? Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets. She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is.
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Yes, bloginamillion, we have really had some sorry presidents in the past, probably 3/4 of them should have been selling burgers for a living. It is probably not a good idea to use them as a good example.

And yes, your article is so flawed that it is not deserving of a answer, as irocas stated.
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BloginaMillion..

First of all I commend you for your service. Whenever I see someone in a uniform I make it a point to thank them. Having served at a time when returning troops were spat upon I'm happy that it's not now the case.

I for one think we should have a mandatory draft. Regardless of whether you have a combat or non combat MOS everyone goes through the same basic training. It changes who you are and how you think.

If I had to choose someone to have my back during a fire fight I would definitely pick Palin and McCain. If I had to pick someone to talk Al Queda out of blowing us to smithereens it would be Obama. If I had to pick someone to lull the Taliban to sleep with boundless rhetoric... it would be Biden.

When you quote from an ultra Liberal rag like the Huffington Post you should site your source. The article is so flawed it is hardly worth a comment.... and so is Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
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Yes Irocas, a baracks company is a administrative company. Everyone has to be assigned somewhere. It's a catch all company for assignment and administrative purposes and they can get quite large. It is also a place to assign people when they are going on TDY.

I called it a barracks company because we did have a barracks with about 150 people. Some administrative companies do not have housing.
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You are right, neither Biden nor Obama has any real job experience. Their view of the workplace must be a little strange me think.
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Quoting: Originally posted by irocas
Hey Bloginamil... Don't know where you served but there is no miltiary org. in the US whose TO&E has platoons that number 100 soldiers. As a Plt. Ldr. I had four squads and a Plt. Sgt... approx. 34 total. As a Co.Cmdr. I had a 1st Sgt., two Company clerks and four platoons.. about 130 total. The Battalion had four companies and a Hq. Company as
well as an S1-4.
I'm not going to give specifics of where I was stationed or why our numbers were so large. Unlike the media that likes to publish specifics without regard for the enemies abilities to gather collateral information and put together a bigger picture. I will say that there are only a few places in the country where those in my specific MOS could/would be stationed. We were the largest BN in the world of our kind.

We did not always number 100+ and, with the re-structuring that was taking place when I ETS'd, although still quite large, I'm pretty sure it is no longer the case.
For those grabbing onto Obama's lack of experience, take what you will from the following....out of 42 presidents, only 20 had more experience as an elected public official than Obama does now. Only 22 presidents had more experience than Obama as an elected official in Washington, D.C. In terms of his experience, Obama would be a typical president. Yet you won't find anyone in the media reporting on the fact that Obama has more foreign policy experience than four out of the last five presidents.

Obama's experience in state and national politics also exceeds that of Ronald Reagan (eight years as governor), Jimmy Carter (four years in state senate, four years as governor), Dwight Eisenhower (no political experience), and Harry Truman (10 years as US senator, one year as vice president). In fact, Obama's total political experience exceeds Thompson's eight lackluster years as a senator or Giuliani's two terms as mayor of New York City, which they felt made them qualified to be president.

The Wall Street Journal and the right-wing Federalist Society in 2005 surveyed an "ideologically balanced" group of 130 prominent professors to rank the best and worst presidents. Out of the top 10 presidents, ranked as great and near great, only three had more experience as an elected political official (or more experience in Congress) than Obama does now. Out of the five worst presidents ranked as failures, all of them had more experience than Obama.
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Quoting: Originally posted by wwww12345

Irocas. The only way you can do that is with a barracks company. I had over 600 people in a barracks company with probably 50 officers, including Lt. Col.'s., three Sgt. Majors, etc.

This is not the same as being in command of their daily duties. They were only mine at night and weekends, training, parades, etc. I saw very few of them during the day.
Hey Dubyas,

That's a new one on me. Never heard of a Barracks Co. Sounds administrative. I don't think that's what BinaM had in mind.

McCain is the only one with any military experience. At least Palin can shoot a rifle. Biden got 5 student deferrals while some of my buds were getting killed in Vietnam...he went from HS through law school and then straight to Congress... he never had a real job.
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Shaz,,,, you are worried about experience and you would pick Obama?? Sheee, almost anyone would have more business and management experience that that guy,,,, even a lawn crew supervisor. And if he had ever been a private in the army he would have more military experience and probably more experience with foreign countries.

The arguments Obama supporters make are rather stupid me think.
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Quoting: Originally posted by irocas
Hey Bloginamil... Don't know where you served but there is no miltiary org. in the US whose TO&E has platoons that number 100 soldiers. As a Plt. Ldr. I had four squads and a Plt. Sgt... approx. 34 total. As a Co.Cmdr. I had a 1st Sgt., two Company clerks and four platoons.. about 130 total. The Battalion had four companies and a Hq. Company as
well as an S1-4.
Irocas. The only way you can do that is with a barracks company. I had over 600 people in a barracks company with probably 50 officers, including Lt. Col.'s., three Sgt. Majors, etc.

This is not the same as being in command of their daily duties. They were only mine at night and weekends, training, parades, etc. I saw very few of them during the day.
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This country is under unprecidented economic pressure.
Alaska is the least populated state in the nation. Running that state is NOT running an entire country.
I would like to see a woman in the White House,,but NOT a junior govenor.
My real concern is that IF McCain dies in office,,and given his age, is a real possibility,,we would end up with this baby as our leader.
She simply does not have enough experience to do the job.
Given the hell our present " leader" has allowed to happen,,there is NO way in this life time that I would vote for another Republician.
All politicians are flawed,,because they ARE human beings. An Old man and a young inexperienced woman are not what this country needs right now.
After she serves a few mores terms,,perhaps as a senator,,and gets some more experience, then , maybe, Ms Palin COULD run and be a viable candiate.

JMHO,,,but i think this election will be repeatedly challeneged with lawsuits. multiple recounts, all sorts of voting glitches,Its going to be a huge mess.
I for one, think electronic voting should NEVER have become legal. Its far too easy to hack into the system, erase votes or loose them entirely through accidential glitches.
Paper ballots do NOT have those problems.
I also predict a landslide victory for the Dems.
Every eligible citizen should get out and vote, no matter who you vote for.
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Hey Bloginamil... Don't know where you served but there is no miltiary org. in the US whose TO&E has platoons that number 100 soldiers. As a Plt. Ldr. I had four squads and a Plt. Sgt... approx. 34 total. As a Co.Cmdr. I had a 1st Sgt., two Company clerks and four platoons.. about 130 total. The Battalion had four companies and a Hq. Company as
well as an S1-4.
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btw bloginamillion, I doubt if there are many "cush jobs" in Alaska military services. You should check out their winters sometime.
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The Alaska Army National Guard is a component of the United States Army and the United States National Guard. Nationwide, the Army National Guard comprises approximately one half of the US Army's available combat forces and approximately one third of its support organization. National coordination of various state National Guard units are maintained through the National Guard Bureau.

The Alaska Army National Guard is composed of approximately 1850 soldiers and maintains 77 armories and other facilities, including Fort Greely (as of 2006).

Alaska Army National Guard units are trained and equipped as part of the United States Army. The same ranks and insignia are used and National Guardsmen are eligible to receive all United States military awards. The Alaska Guard also bestows a number of state awards for local services rendered in or to the state of Alaska.

Since World War II the Alaska Army National Guard had not seen significant overseas deployments of its Army National Guard. This changed in 2004 when a company of infantry was mobilized to serve in Iraq, serving with the Hawaii Army National Guard's 29th brigade in 2005. In 2005 and 2006 smaller detachments were deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. An infantry battalion was deployed to the middle east in 2006. Additional deployments are scheduled for 2007. The Alaska Army National Guard's aviation units have seen a series of company sized rotations to Iraq, unfortunately including the loss of a helicopter and crew in January 2006.

These deployments seem small in comparison to the units that other states have deployed. However given the small size of Alaska's population and National Guard they represent a very large percentage of the Alaska Army National Guard. When young men are deployed there is a particular impact on smaller "Alaska Bush" villages that have a subsistence lifestyle.

The 49th Missile Defense Battalion (GMD) is an Alaska Army National Guard unit that is permanently on active duty at Fort Greely, as part of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (GMD).

In 2008, the Alaska Guard began transforming the 207th Infantry Group into the modular 297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. It had originally been intended to become the 207th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, prior to the National Guard Rebalance Initiative. In addition the 38th Troop Command was stood up to provide command and control for miscellaneous units.

Alaska also maintains a state militia, the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF). This force is federally recognized, but is separate from the National Guard and reports to the Governor of Alaska as Commander-in-Chief. They service the state exclusively, especially when the National Guard is deployed and unavailable.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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What I find amazing is how critical the media, and political analysts have been on Palin. Especially with all the corruption and deceit that we've seen in the past year amongst democrats and republicans.

There isn't one president in the history of our country that has served this country without an entire cabinet of experts to weigh in on everything from annual easter egg hunts (at the White House),to war strategy.

Palin would be a heartbeat away from the President's job. Who are we to say that she wouldn't be able to handle the job? She juggles 5 children, a husband, a household, holds down a full time job outside the home, and numerous other activities. She's no less qualified for the position than Biden. Experience levels may vary but that doesn't make Biden a better pick. It just means Biden's had lots of practice at saying what sounds good to the public. His political track record is marginal at best.

I'm sick to death of the constant nit-picking over things that don't matter by the media. It's so over the top. Palin's wardrobe expenses? The clothes are going to charity after the election is over. Charities that help low income women look professional for job interviews etc. How can that be a bad thing?

One year ago, Obama made a promise. He pledged to accept public financing and to work with the Republican nominee to ensure that they both operated within those limits.

Then it became clear to Sen. Obama and his campaign that he was going to be able to raise on his own far more cash than he would get with public financing. So Obama went back on his word. He's received over $600 million dollars for his campaign. McCain stuck to his word and used public financing.

Obama broke his promise and he explained it by arguing that the system is broken and that Republicans know how to work the system to their advantage. He argued he would need all that cash to fight the ruthless attacks of republican, and independent groups.It's funny though, those attacks never really materialized.

Why not just say it like it is Obama? You went back on your word because you'd be able to spend outrageous amounts of money on tv/radio/internet ads. You could pay 500 campaign workers, in the state of Florida alone, to 'get the word out'. McCain pays 75 workers in Florida, based on his public funding budget.

What else has Obama said, or promised, the American people that he plans to change his mind on? I'd like to know. I dont like the idea that if I were lucky enough to become successful and make over $250,000 a year, that suddenly I'll be penalized and taxed for reaching that success level. Sorry but I find Obama's tax plan riddled with costly mistakes.
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Question: What is America's first line of missile
interceptor defense that protects the entire United States?

Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.

That has what to do with Palin? This has nothing to do with Palin's experience.



Question: What is the ONLY National Guard unit on
permanent active duty?

Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard

The 49th is under the command of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade out of Colorado, not Palin. The Guard was selected to run the site to allow for continuity in service. Guardsmen are not subject to rotations in and out of assignments like active-duty soldiers. Also, because the Army considers them a forward-deployed unit, they are not subject to activations or deployments like other U.S.-based units.

Sounds like a pretty cush job to me.

I'm not bashing fellow military people, but to give Palin credit for anything they are doing is just wrong. Does she get up and do PT with them? Go on company runs? Take a PT test? I think not.

Question: Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile
Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard?

Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

By virtue of her office. The battalion, which at full-authorized strength will number 110 soldiers. Mmmm, I had almost that many in my Platoon.

Question: What U.S. governor is routinely briefed on
highly classified military issues, homeland security, and
counter terrorism?

Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska

Both Biden and Obama are on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Obama is also on the Homeland Security Committee. It's fair to assume they are exposed to the same, if not more, military and security information.

Biden and Obama may have security clearances we don't know about, either.


Question: What U.S. governor has a higher classified
security rating than either candidate of the Democrat Party?

Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska


Both Biden and Obama are on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Obama is also on the Homeland Security Committee. It's fair to assume they are exposed to the same, if not more, military and security information.

Biden and Obama may have security clearances we don't know about, either.

According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain
in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used
to keeping secrets. She can be entrusted with our national
security, because she already is.

Palin is married to a man who was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party that seeks "freedom" from US "tyranny." The secessionist party claims her as "one of their own."

"Keep up the good work," Sarah Palin told members of the Alaskan Independence Party in a videotaped speech to their convention six months ago in Fairbanks. She wished the party luck on what she called its "inspiring convention."

The Alaskan Independence Party, founded in 1978, initially promoted "the Alaskan independence movement." But now, according to its website, "its primary goal is merely a vote on secession."

Not sure that "keeping secrets" is a good thing in her case.

So she had a meeting with McCain. Why would she publicize that? To embarass herself if she wasn't chosen?
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McCain-Palin all the way! End of the story!

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Thank you ...if you don't mind...I am going to use this info elsewhere!
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hi,

great points made and i for one am pulling the mccain/palin for this reason and others...

the dems just scare me...i was in delaware when biden was elected and believed he did a great job-however to put his support behind obama(when really it should be someone else as the dem nominee)-just shows me that the democrats will not be able to do the job with obama...

plus gotta love sarah palin and her ability to laugh at herself via the media's constant pandering. anyone(no matter what race or gender)that can keep their poise like she is doing has my vote!!!!!

and btw....if she looses, let her keep the clothes...call it a party favor(lol)!

e.a
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I agree, and if these "facts" are true then I'm surprised they haven't been raised in any debate.

McCain has 30 years of leadership experience, Obama has a history of associating with terrorists (William Ayres), racists (Jeremiah Wright) and felons (Tony Rezko). McCain is not Bush, either.