Shop at Sears

My wife posted a post about how Sears supports reservist employees, and I thought it so important to pass on that I’ve included the whole thing here, since I know most people won’t click through to read it.

Sears – Christmas shopping has already started

I know I needed this reminder since Sears isn’t always my first choice. Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and they haven’t withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?

How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.

I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves.

Pass it on.

A friend decided to check this before she sent it forward. So she sent the following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service Department:

I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item, even if it’s cheaper at that store.

This is their answer to my e-mail:

Dear Customer:

Thank you for contacting Sears.The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback.

Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.

Bill Thorn
Sears Customer Care
[email protected]

1-800-349-4358

Please pass this on to all your friends. Sears needs to be recognized for this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!

It’s Verified by Snopes.

In Case You Didn’t Already Hate San Francisco

They’ve now outlawed Junior ROTC.

I don’t understand how they can even be allowed to do this. ROTC is related to the federal government’s function and I don’t understand how a local city government can just kick them out.

And of course it doesn’t matter if JROTC is doing good for the students in it. Political correctness in its most totalitarian aspect rules over practical application.

What it means

Discovered a blog today by a solider in Iraq. The first post I read was about his CO finding out about his blog.

The one you should read first is called Men In Black. When CNN says “Clashes between police and insurgents in the northern city of Mosul left 12 Iraqis dead and 26 wounded, hospital and police sources said Wednesday. Rifle and rocket-propelled grenade fire as well as explosions were heard in the streets of the city.” This is what it mean to a solider on the line.

It makes me want to do something for the guys over there. I’m not sure what but I’ll think of something.

Yesterday I was reading an article on Fox about the new infantry gun and in the video clip it mentions a new weapons system that allows the gunner to control the gun from inside the Humvee. They mention it is being field tested in Iraq right now. Looks like that is what this guy is using.