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One of the suggestions in Parade Magazine last Sunday for helping out our troops on Veterans Day was to buy them cushioning helmet pads for a $35 donation to  I may be wrong about this, but doesn’t that sound like something we should be issuing to our soldiers as SOP? I mean, seriously, IEDs are the new weapons of choice in our wars of choice and yet we don’t automatically provide something as simple and cheap as $35 cushioning pads for their helmets? Does our government, does our military, get much stupider than that?