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  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    Hoorah!!!!!

    After responding to the hateful on missionaries and now seeing this picture, makes me want to visit the nearest VA Hospital and share the obvious. I know many veterans who sit graciously waiting for the visit. However, this picture is good, Thanks!

    "It is a great feeling to restore faith, courage and an ability to contribute to those that truly desire it." God Bless our Military and our Veterans!
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Hoorah!!!!!

    After responding to the hateful on missionaries and now seeing this picture, makes me want to visit the nearest VA Hospital and share the obvious. I know many veterans who sit graciously waiting for the visit. However, this picture is good, Thanks!

    "It is a great feeling to restore faith, courage and an ability to contribute to those that truly desire it." God Bless our Military and our Veterans!
    Responding to the hateful on the internet is a full time job. After a while I found it to be a waste of time. We are fortunate as a country to have those who would volunteer to put themselves in danger to defend the rights of the hateful to spew their vile on forums such as this. When you visit the Va hospital, tell the guys a real NCO can chew tobacco, take a drink, call in a SITREP, an air strike, and keep their weapon at the ready all at the same time. :D
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    As a veteran from another War, Viet Nam, we always knew who our NCO's were, mainly because of their actions , many refused to put their stripes on because "Charlie" wasn't stupid, although we did have a chain of command even at platoon level and sometimes at squad level, we knew that our "Sarge" would always have our backs and we knew also that he was there in the thick of it with us ( we sometimes referred to it as the shit). Although I believe my war had the youngest age for grunts (18 yrs.old), the officers were older mainly because of the service academies, we had a battle tested Captain who was only 27 years old, in charge of a entire Company of men, anywhere from 100 to 120 men, our guys were so apolitical, I mean we did curse whoever was in the White House , but on the whole we couldn't care less about politics or politicians and their agenda's, I was that way for a number of years after I came home, I got interested in politics at a local level, a mayoral election with a candidate by the name of Frank Rizzo, who was a police commissioner here in Philly, this was at a time when teenage gangs from damn every section of the city decided to declare war against each other and to hell with the citizens, Frank Rizzo came in with a smash mouth, get tough policy regarding this problem, he was elected in a landside, and started his policies, which he was later sanctioned for by the Federal Courts, but the job got done, the gang problem drifted away to a manageable level, but now came the Feds and it was time to pay the piper, which the City of Brotherly Love did, frank's term ended and although he tried a comeback , he was done in by a massive heart attack while campaigning for his old office, only as a Republican this time, I became enamored of the process and the rest is as they say is history.
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    johnnycee Wrote: As a veteran from another War, Viet Nam, we always knew who our NCO's were, mainly because of their actions , many refused to put their stripes on because "Charlie" wasn't stupid, although we did have a chain of command even at platoon level and sometimes at squad level, we knew that our "Sarge" would always have our backs and we knew also that he was there in the thick of it with us ( we sometimes referred to it as the shit). Although I believe my war had the youngest age for grunts (18 yrs.old), the officers were older mainly because of the service academies, we had a battle tested Captain who was only 27 years old, in charge of a entire Company of men, anywhere from 100 to 120 men, our guys were so apolitical, I mean we did curse whoever was in the White House , but on the whole we couldn't care less about politics or politicians and their agenda's, I was that way for a number of years after I came home, I got interested in politics at a local level, a mayoral election with a candidate by the name of Frank Rizzo, who was a police commissioner here in Philly, this was at a time when teenage gangs from damn every section of the city decided to declare war against each other and to hell with the citizens, Frank Rizzo came in with a smash mouth, get tough policy regarding this problem, he was elected in a landside, and started his policies, which he was later sanctioned for by the Federal Courts, but the job got done, the gang problem drifted away to a manageable level, but now came the Feds and it was time to pay the piper, which the City of Brotherly Love did, frank's term ended and although he tried a comeback , he was done in by a massive heart attack while campaigning for his old office, only as a Republican this time, I became enamored of the process and the rest is as they say is history.
    Great story JohnnyCee. Leadership is hard. It ain't for everybody as the saying goes.
  • Liberal
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    Out of touch "men" acting out childish fantisies! Disgusting!!!
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    It was all in fun. You have to do something to break the tension of leaving your family pgr. That might be the last picture their families have of them in happy times.
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    Smart, educated people don't leave their families to help fight needless, unwinable, battles to enrich the 1%. That's why I have absolutely no compassion for those that do. You make your bed, you lay on it. The last true American freedom fighters, heros and patriots were those who fought in WW 2. Anyone else is nothing more than a tool of the military establishment, an enabler of our failed attempt at global conquest which has caused us to become just the opposite of what we used to stand for. I understand it's very difficult for most everyone who has served in the military to understand much less accept this but history has proven it over and over again. Sometimes (usually) it takes someone outside the "system" to recognise its faults, and I do.
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    pr Wrote: Smart, educated people don't leave their families to help fight needless, unwinable, battles to enrich the 1%. That's why I have absolutely no compassion for those that do. You make your bed, you lay on it. The last true American freedom fighters, heros and patriots were those who fought in WW 2. Anyone else is nothing more than a tool of the military establishment, an enabler of our failed attempt at global conquest which has caused us to become just the opposite of what we used to stand for. I understand it's very difficult for most everyone who has served in the military to understand much less accept this but history has proven it over and over again. Sometimes (usually) it takes someone outside the "system" to recognise its faults, and I do.
    PGR,you are absolutely right; militarism and its glorification does not belong in a civilized society. It is the most un-productive part of any society.
    Looking at the big picture, it means we are spending this money on things we as civil people get nothing back for. the "slogan" This keeps America safe, is the biggest B.S. there is. All the wars after WWII which we fought were in places which did not attack us. As a matter of fact the oposite of "keeping safe" is the fact. All our wars have only created more hate against us. I said in my threads years ago over and over again that our drones create only more and more terrorists instead of less. The more we meddle in the world with our militarism the more revenge we will see. The ISIS thing is just the beginning. But we will never learn and have to fight our own created mess forever. I'm so surprised people get medals for cleaning up their own "toilet".
    ( for the brainless; "toilet" means our own created shit)
    But for the "believers" among us, there is hope, Jesus is now fully involved in Iraq, I saw "it" sit in a US tank captured by the ISIS (same hairdo and bedsheets) The only problem is both the Christians and Muslims report to the same "human" created "god" thing, so why fight each other? Unless they are two different "god"s; one on Mars the other on Jupiter? Also the one has a long dead "son"?; the "other" only a "preacher" and no son. So I'm totally confused. Help!!!
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    toilet;noun, to put a cloth over the shoulder while dressing the hair or shaving,; the act or processing of dressing or grooming oneself, in the bathroom lavatory; a privy,a fixture that consists usually of a water filled bowl with a seat used for the purpose of defecation and urination, cleansing in preparation for/ or in association with a medical procedure, nowhere that I could find does toilet mean our own shit, I used the word shit in the context of being in the shit (mess), only someone who is actually brainless would take your interpretation of the word shit as a fact!
  • Independent
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    johnnycee Wrote: toilet;noun, to put a cloth over the shoulder while dressing the hair or shaving,; the act or processing of dressing or grooming oneself, in the bathroom lavatory; a privy,a fixture that consists usually of a water filled bowl with a seat used for the purpose of defecation and urination, cleansing in preparation for/ or in association with a medical procedure, nowhere that I could find does toilet mean our own shit, I used the word shit in the context of being in the shit (mess), only someone who is actually brainless would take your interpretation of the word shit as a fact!
    J.C. yes a lot of Americans do not know on how to clean their their own toilets; they likely do not have the money for toilet paper, let alone Lysol or other toilet cleaner; even the rich do not know on how to clean a toilet; they have servants do that for them, so let alone their own created mess in this world
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    pr Wrote: Out of touch "men" acting out childish fantisies! Disgusting!!!
    Nothing to say other than pure negativity. Sad.

    pr Wrote: Smart, educated people don't leave their families to help fight needless, unwinable, battles to enrich the 1%. That's why I have absolutely no compassion for those that do. You make your bed, you lay on it. The last true American freedom fighters, hero's and patriots were those who fought in WW 2. Anyone else is nothing more than a tool of the military establishment, an enabler of our failed attempt at global conquest which has caused us to become just the opposite of what we used to stand for. I understand it's very difficult for most everyone who has served in the military to understand much less accept this but history has proven it over and over again. Sometimes (usually) it takes someone outside the "system" to recognise its faults, and I do.
    This is a wildly hypocritical thing to say. There is many differences from the soldiers of WW2, and the soldiers of the last 15 years. But since you seem to be confused, I assure you they are fighting for the SAME people. The American government. One can find poor decisions, a little/alot greediness, mindless following, and dis-honorable actions in almost every single 'war' ever fought. Just because your opinion is different over the past decade doesn't mean you're right. In fact, I will say you are 100% wrong. The circumstances of 'war' have changed dramatically since then. I agree that what we are in is mostly (in my opinion) driven by greed and other things of the sort. But to say every American soldier as of today is incompetent and a 'tool' is just plain disrespectful.

    Also saying that YOU understand everything clearly just because you are not enlisted is... just plain ridiculous. I wonder if you feel the same way for the men and women enlisted today for education, a career, etc, etc. Are they mindless tools too? Because one would say the amount of education, cultural experience (remember not always bad), social connections, discipline (remember not always bad), and other 'good stuff' that comes out of the military just may be more that what pgr has done. Just maybe. I hope you never accidentally say these things you "know" out loud in a public place where there are war Veterans. From decades ago and/or today. Because I guarantee the old school Vets will disagree with you just as much as the new ones. Their sons/grandsons.
  • Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote:
    johnnycee Wrote: toilet;noun, to put a cloth over the shoulder while dressing the hair or shaving,; the act or processing of dressing or grooming oneself, in the bathroom lavatory; a privy,a fixture that consists usually of a water filled bowl with a seat used for the purpose of defecation and urination, cleansing in preparation for/ or in association with a medical procedure, nowhere that I could find does toilet mean our own shit, I used the word shit in the context of being in the shit (mess), only someone who is actually brainless would take your interpretation of the word shit as a fact!
    J.C. yes a lot of Americans do not know on how to clean their their own toilets; they likely do not have the money for toilet paper, let alone Lysol or other toilet cleaner; even the rich do not know on how to clean a toilet; they have servants do that for them, so let alone their own created mess in this world
    I cannot relate at all to your reply, my point was about your interpretation of the word and how it was used, I was in places where the term running water meant either the stream was full or it was raining, I won't even mention toilet facilities. As for the rich I look at it more positively, they( the rich) employed people to do jobs that they won't, couldn't or allow themselves to do, so some poor person had made some money to feed his or her family, perhaps it's was meager, but it was better than nothing and besides we will always have those who are of means and those who are not.
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    Since many seem hung up on toilets and running water, a sea story is most timely during this discussion. Additionally, since bringing up the have's and have not's, this story tells of jobs for those we would think undesirable, but necessary when nothing else is available.

    During Vietnam, many armed forces would spend time often in the Philippines at a special serviceman port called Olongapo, "Po" for short. When you would depart for the bars and drink everything you can, you go to the "restroom" or "Head" or if you prefer those that didn't serve, the "Bathroom". All you will find is dirt (maybe concrete) floor with a dugout trench. After you finish depleting your excess fluid, you see a person standing at the ready with a small bucket of water. This person is called the "Head Boy", and he washes down the trench where you relieved yourself. Now, isn't that a great job for those that need work?

    I couldn't resist.

    The world is vast with a richness of a variety of people that try to make a living the best way they can. It doesn't make them more or less of a person. It is people surviving and God knows everything that is going on with everybody. That "Head Boy" and the many others I experienced in life, upon my journey through Heaven, I hope to see them, so we can laugh over the silliness of people on this planet, we call Earth.

    God Bless our Military

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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Since many seem hung up on toilets and running water, a sea story is most timely during this discussion. Additionally, since bringing up the have's and have not's, this story tells of jobs for those we would think undesirable, but necessary when nothing else is available.

    During Vietnam, many armed forces would spend time often in the Philippines at a special serviceman port called Olongapo, "Po" for short. When you would depart for the bars and drink everything you can, you go to the "restroom" or "Head" or if you prefer those that didn't serve, the "Bathroom". All you will find is dirt (maybe concrete) floor with a dugout trench. After you finish depleting your excess fluid, you see a person standing at the ready with a small bucket of water. This person is called the "Head Boy", and he washes down the trench where you relieved yourself. Now, isn't that a great job for those that need work?

    I couldn't resist.

    The world is vast with a richness of a variety of people that try to make a living the best way they can. It doesn't make them more or less of a person. It is people surviving and God knows everything that is going on with everybody. That "Head Boy" and the many others I experienced in life, upon my journey through Heaven, I hope to see them, so we can laugh over the silliness of people on this planet, we call Earth.

    God Bless our Military

    Nice story AMC; however a couple of things: "God knows everything that is going on" please come with proof that this "human created thing" indeed knows what is going on here; if I was this person I would stop all the wars and Ebola and the greed on this planet if I (God) would be an sincere person, who does only want good for humanity. Sorry but that is not the case; take the proof; whatever is up there has no clue on what humans do, let alone is interested in it. People are on their own and "they" or "virusses" or "nature" determine their destiny. Nothing else!!

    Then your last line last line; "God Bless our Military" How can you as an human created "god" bless people who are trained to kill other people? Again if you claim your invented "god" is "good" and only wants "love" on this world, then I guess you mean the "devil" should bless the military.

    Your other line: "so we can laugh over the silliness of people on this planet......." Yes I do that all the time, especially about religeous people who stick their heads in the sand and refuse to accept reality.