By Anonymous - 18/12/2012 07:48 - United States
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I think 10 minutes was a little excessive, regardless of whether or not he was a soldier.
I'm totally gunna try this out, especially since I have crutches because I fell of a treadmill and destroyed my knee. Op is gunna be thanking me while her friend is planting a bomb in the church across the street and I would think that op is a terrible friend for making her friend plant the bomb, while she is just distracted me so op, ydi for being a crappy friend.
Before I joined, I had a big, powerful dog, and a front door that was never locked. I've never come home to a dead robber and blood on my dog's muzzle, but just him being there was enough to keep my home safe. That's what having one of the most powerful militaries in the world does for you.
So, how about we don't get into this lengthy argument and say we did, yeah? Here, I'll do if for you. Guy 1: 'MERICA! I bleed automatic weapons and unmanned drones. Chap 2: rabble rabble rabble! Bloody Americans! You're all fat but somehow beat us in the Olympics every year. Rabble! Btw, there's terrorist attacks all around the world. Good luck in any government stopping them.
59 - You're really going to fault the US Military for not preventing 9/11? Who possibly could have? You think if those planes had been directed at France's Eiffel Tower or India's Taj Mahal, someone magically would have foreseen it? No. We don't have superpowers. Our military does, however, do a lot for our country on a daily basis and they deserve a lot of respect and support for that. Preventing 9/11 has no correlation on how good or bad our military is.
65 - Someone burgling your house isn't a terrorist act and once again has nothing to do with the US Military considering most of them live on bases here in the US or are doing tours. I'll concede that 54's comment was rather ridiculous. Civil disputes are common enough and horrific enough that you should still lock your doors at night, no matter how safe you think you feel.
A terrorist act is an act which instills terror. Being burgled is terrifying. Arguably, a burglar breaking in is a terror act. But that's irrelevant. The burglar and guard dog was 54's comparison to terrorists and your army. I was merely using the same example to point out that a big, powerful deterrent isn't necessarily enough. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to take 62's advice and walk away from this comment thread.
59, 9/11 is not the military's fault at all. It was caused by terrorists, and sadly things like that happen all over the world. That military that you trash talk is one of the only reasons you can do such a thing. Many service members are very good people who have a high chance of coming back injured or not coming back at all. And also the dog's priority is it's owner's safety.
Are you a stutterer? How long does it take to say, "Thank you for your service?" It's easy to confuse work uniforms with military ones. The paper hat and the stench of rancid fry grease should have tipped you off.
Technically the Stolen Valor Act no longer exists, the Supreme Court repealed it based off of the First Amendment. That doesn't make it any less dishonorable though... To 137, it would depend. If it's a little kid who pins on medals to his shirt then people wont say much. If he's an adult and he's putting on the full uniform with medals, then it's a bit weird, and it can be insulting to people. Especially if they're awards like a Purple Heart, Bronze Star or something else. People who have earned them usually don't like people who haven't wearing them. Best thing to do is just not wear them. There's better ways to honor someone that wont potentially insult another.
With my mother's permission, I would wear her full uniform[BDU's] on days like Mother day, Veteran's etc. It was my way of honoring her service to our country and people understood it. I didn't wear her ribbons, just the rank. People would come and pay tribute and I would nod and explain that I would pass the thanks on to my mother. No harm done.
id like to clarify, my brother is 14 atm, but he's worn them since he was about 3 or 4. he doesn't wear all my dad's medals as obviously my dad will wear some. he also pins them on the opposite side to where the Vets pin theirs, to show he's wearing someone else's medals. when i say special occasions, i mean weddings or memorial day services, not common ones like birthdays
Honestly when I'm in uniform and people come up and thank me, while I appreciate it I really don't know how to answer. You're welcome feels snobbish but thanking them for thanking you seems backward. He was probably uncomfortable and trying to get you to stop going on about it.
In the Marines we have strict guidelines on wearing our uniform in public, as oppose the army, which honestly I disapprove of wearing utilities in public for marines have died in them, and it seems awkward that the army lets them. For us it's strictly dress attire.
Thank you, remember when you go in, be loud, be fast, and push yourself, for in the end of the day, the pride you'll get will last you for the rest of your life, and it can't be bought or given, but earned, you'll find yourself among the great men before you who wore that uniform. It'll be tough, but it's supposed to be, for that way you'll be proud of your hard work, and don't do it for attention, do it for your family, the men next to you in it, and of course for your country. Semper Fidelis