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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Link: This Just In: America Is Not At War - We`ve always thought this too, but never thought it was our place to put it in these words...
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    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Makes so much sense now
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Ya know, like we actually had money to purchase stuff...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:28 am
    The few & brave sacrifice much for the many & oblivious.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Very true. Also we`re at McDonald`s.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:41 am
    I`m at work.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:43 am
    I`ve seen an "n" and I`ve seen an "m", but what the hell is a "...

    Damn! There`s no key for it on my keyboard!!!
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:50 am
    America is not at the mall
    Teenagers and senior citizens are at the mall

    America is to the left on a world map
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:50 am
    Nope I`m working providing you with money from my taxes.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 11:14 am
    I am hard at work providing needed services to this country...SERVING MY COUNTRY every day that I get up and go to work. I am also providing WAY to much of my damn paycheck in taxes to to pay the huge military budget we have currently.

    Not to mention I have plenty of family in the military (in iraq). The idea that when our military goes to war the rest of the country goes to the mall is insulting...AMERICA is at war and many of us that never stepped foot in the middle east have already paid far too high a price in terms of lost loved ones...I respect those that serve but to belittle us because we are not there is not right when we are here giving up our family members, time and money to make it possible for those serving in the armed forces able to do so.
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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Well that clears up some confusion. off to the mall.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Oooh snapp xD
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 11:32 am
    America was only doing what George W. Bush dictated to them.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Yea... we`re at the mall paying taxes that pay your salary, douchebag. Not to mention we`re here praying our loved ones overseas make it back in one piece and not in a box. We have just as much to lose as those who are actually there.
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
    120 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 11:45 am
    i love this pic. is it so true. you can all bitch about it. but every picture of a solider having even the slightest bit of having fun over there, you all bitch and complain about...you know what...i don`t even care anymore...this picture says it all.
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    @taylor_stone

    no. no you don`t. and i say this being from a military family, my father and boyfriend having done tours in iraq. the pain that comes along with a deployment that WE at home feel is nothing compared to the hell my father especially had to endure.

    my life is easier. i wait, i pray, i hope. i don`t delude myself into thinking i`m equal with them.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Makes sense...
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    yepimbored Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    To all the Bush haters- I haven`t seen Obama bringing the troops home. In fact, isn`t he continuing the effort in Afghanistan and inserting more troops? Where`s the outrage at that? Oh, I see, your boy sends people to die and it`s justified. I got it. Also- no one was drafted for this war. If you sign on the dotted line, don`t bitch when the country calls for you. If all you wanted was a paycheck- there (use to be) jobs that didn`t involve bullets and explosions. Seriously- thank you to all who serve regardless of the underlying reason. Love the military, hate the war.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    >>Not to mention we`re here praying

    Prayer: How to do absolutely NOTHING and still pretend you`re helping.
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Prayer: How to do absolutely NOTHING and still pretend you`re helping.

    non-nice individual: A parasite of society which should be relocated to the nearest gas chamber.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Excuse me? They`re totally talking to God on the soldiers` behalf, that`s like totally meaningful dude.
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    mayobama Male 18-29
    20 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    As YEPIMBORED said, not one person that is fighting for this country were drafted. Every single person volunteered for it and i am one of those few who were not afraid to do so. And for those who keep saying "I paid for it with my taxes," i don`t see any of you complaining when you get your tax return in the mail or when you get a stimulus check. So i don`t want to hear anyone else say they are tired of paying for this war cause you have paid in no way!! Yea you have family members and friends over there but who doesn`t??
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    ooooh raaah

    Semper Fi, Do or Die Bitches
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    venerake Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    semper fi
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    George W. Bush started a war based upon lies. Obama did not. George W. Bush suggested to support our troops you should go out shopping. Obama did not. <- There`s the comparison, Dimwits.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Don`t worry guys, I`ll be helping build weapons for you soon!
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    @ yepimbored

    Mayby because Bush messed up things so badly that if Obama pulled yout troops out, just like if we pulled out ours, it would cause more damage than good!

    The cold hard fact is, the war, that Bush so happily led the West into, should never have happened!
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    someguy83 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    "non-nice individual: A parasite of society which should be relocated to the nearest gas chamber."

    lol. and so you are righteous in killing someone because they are insulting? yea you are definitely one of the "nice" people
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    "Excuse me? They`re totally talking to God on the soldiers` behalf, that`s like totally meaningful dude."
    Lawl. Sounds like someone hasn`t looked into the studies showing prayer has a negative effect when known, and has no effect when not known. How about you do them a REAL favor and send them care packages?
    "In another of the study`s findings, a significantly higher number of the patients who knew that they were being prayed for — 59 percent — suffered complications"
    nytimes.com /2006/03/31/health/31pray.html
    (Remove the space between the com and slash)
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    This has been a depressing day at IAB.
  31. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    "How about you do them a REAL favor and send them care packages? "

    If that was directed at me, and not the person I was responding to, then:

    LAWL. Sounds like somebody has never heard of sarcasm and is a humourless turd.
  32. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    @Samidoll, I`m former military. Army medic to be exact... I know the difference between being on the field and at home. I personally would rather have been on the field than being at home having to pray and hope.

    And I agree with what was said. Prayer is a means of fooling yourself into believing that you did something to help. You want to help? Send care packages. Better yet... Grab a gun and join the fight. "Talking to God on the soldiers` behalf" isn`t gonna stop bullets, or stop guys from getting killed by IEDs. As a former soldier, allow me to say it here. Feel free to pray, because its appreciated. But don`t try to tell us you`re helping in doing so. There are far more productive ways of helping.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    and Boadicea, that wasn`t aimed at you, I was just quoting you. I caught that your statement was sarcastic.
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    Fealiks Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    lol, absolutely true.
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    youngdz79 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    SEMPER FI
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    dayum.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Too true.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    How true, Unfortunately.

    Some of still pray for you, God bless our military personnel.
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    DHise Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    [email protected]
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    motherObambi Female 13-17
    42 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    burnnnn
  41. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    Sad but true!
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    The Few. The Arrogant. The Marines.

    I guess the Navy, Air force, and Army just sit around and play grab ass all day. Not to mention the Intelligence communities etc.etc. at home keeping the douche who wrote that alive.

    Well, in any case, someone has to take care of their wives while they`re over seas ;)
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    @taylor_stone

    i can understand that, since you`re ex military. it makes sense, and my dad says that too. i guess what i was saying is that i wouldn`t wish it on anyone, and i feel like staying home is nothing compared to what you and my family and your family and friends have gone through. my dad was an army medic too. small world, man
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    @taylor: i guess i can understand your statement more now, since youve told me you know both sides. i didn`t mean to come off rude or anything
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    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    Oh dear
  46. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    No worries, Samidoll... This is an open discussion, so we are all free to say our peace. I took no offense. In fact, I appreciate when people come with their sides on things. Intelligence is a splendid thing, and having intelligent views from both sides is what makes discussions like these interesting.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    and meanwhile im playing cod
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    XD
    lol
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    @chunkymonkey! You leave that fish alone!!!
    (playing with your cod! Are you davymid in Newfoundland or something?? lolz!)
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    Ok, I lol`d.
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    XionuRose Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    @chunkymonkie
    haha me to XD
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    lashaspice Female 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    I totally Lol`d!!
  53. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    true
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    this is what ive thought for 9 years now.
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    but who makes the all the weapons and bullets that the marine corp uses?...anyway, it was an invasion, I cant remember war ever being declared?...correct me if im wrong please...
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    Oh, aseirinn, the last administration was very clear that this is WAR on TERROR! And it was declared. Now, whether you buy into that bull-poo, or recognize that it had a lot more to do with oil and contractors and the military industrial complex is up to you. But Shrub`s administration made it quite clear. We`re at war with the terrorists! And if we back down, they win! Or something.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    lol, nice.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    So, what this says to me is that the people dying, fighting FOR your drating country aren`t Americans...

    drating disgusting and anti-patriotic. You don`t have to agree with the war, but support your drating troops.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Furthermore, it`s not just your Marine Corps fighting out there. There are USAF, there are Army. I guess you have to live it to understand it. Also, if you think this fighting is useless, I guess you would rather just wait until they attack you at home....again. I agree the war on Iraq is not necessary, but the War in Afghanistan is. And Obama`s administration has noticed this and is taking the proper steps in fixing the problem.

    As a member of the Canadian forces, with friends overseas fighting, I cannot bear the thought of those people being forgotten in their moments of need.
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    @Smagboy1 - Sorry, aseirinn is right in one respect - war was never "declared" on Iraq; only Congress has the ability to declare a war. The last declared war was WWII.

    This expensive debacle we are in now was only classified by Congress as a "Military Engagement" by SJ Res. 23 (Afghanistan and al-Qaeda) and HJ Res. 114 for Iraq.

    Beyond that, aseirinn you`re fighting a losing debate - you are trying to apply the old "who`s ultimately responsible for death" discussion and there is no winner in that.
  61. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    Reminded me of this:

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=20154
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    100% true sad to say. It`s been a long time since I felt America has my back. Especially when I was there the second time around.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    hmm. interesting thought
  64. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Reading the comments I realize it`s totally true what we say. Only a Marine can understand another Marine.

    This writing is through another Marines` perspective. The person that wrote it most definitely wanted to simply say that the rest of America for the most part stands very detached to this on going war and are too busy being consumers to fully understand or even care what is really happening there.

    Furthermore, there is not a Marine out there who has not had to work close with other branches and who, aside from the playful jabs at other branches, truly appreciates their brothers and sisters in arms and what they do.

    I think that while this writing gives a general concensuis among our fighting men and women, the mentality that they have nobody to rely on but themselves is probably what helps them stay alive in combat. You certainly aren`t there to help them.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    Upon a second look:

    I noticed that it "looks" like the Marine in the background is in green cammies.(Maybe the light is distorting it) If so, this was written in garrison, which is to say, not a warzone, otherwise the Marine would be in desert cammies. Just thought I would add this.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    March 22, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    yes it is all of the armed services but marines are first to fight and the sign just happened to be in at a Marine base.
    and I am a proud mom of a marine :)
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Bless your son, CoffeeDiva, and you Splurby, and all the other military personnel serving overseas. Let`s all hope that they come home safe. From a hardcore liberal, meant very sincerely.
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    SemperGumby Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    Splurby: "I noticed that it "looks" like the Marine in the background is in green cammies.(Maybe the light is distorting it) If so, this was written in garrison, which is to say, not a warzone, otherwise the Marine would be in desert cammies. Just thought I would add this."

    It is just the light. He is in Deserts and they are in Garrison. That`s def. a barracks room.
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    lol. and so you are righteous in killing someone because they are insulting? yea you are definitely one of the "nice" people
    Sarcasm, mockery, and bitterness makes a fine paste of cruelty and heartlessness.

    I actually made a reference to something, care to guess what it was?
  70. Profile photo of SonOfGod
    SonOfGod Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    Who cares if its a war zone or not. That`s a marine. That statement could have been written on any random classroom wall and still be true. In fact, look at that great penmanship and grammar!
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    Vendredi Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    war is stupid, mall too. America is stupid, canada too.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2010 at 1:37 am
    :(
  73. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
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    March 23, 2010 at 3:34 am
    DFWBrysco` Beyond that, aseirinn you`re fighting a losing debate - you are trying to apply the old "who`s ultimately responsible for death" discussion and there is no winner in that.`

    aseirinn; I simply wished to make the point that, alot of Americans think they are at `war` therefore `war` was declared...It wasn`t; what does `war on terror` mean?, this has no legitmate meaning...it`d be like saying `war on evil`. it makes no sense because what is `evil`?, `Terrorism`?. It`s an ambiguous statement, a simplified statement to make an illegitimate illegal invasion seem legitimate to the masses...Que `Photo of Obama in Cammies`, odd that?...has he visited yet?

    Wish they`d hurry up and install they`re `puppet, western friendly government` and leave...then the Iraqis can start to rise up to overthrow it...
  74. Profile photo of AirLeet
    AirLeet Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2010 at 3:41 am
    God Bless You, U.S Marines!
  75. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    March 23, 2010 at 3:56 am
    Vendredi;war is stupid, mall too. America is stupid, canada too.


    aseirinn; sounds like a four year old having a tantrum...what an odd remark!. Reminds me of an ol` Gorgey Bush Jr speech...Classic!, Classic S h i t e !!! what`s more, he`s from Canada...
  76. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    March 23, 2010 at 4:01 am
    Canada is awesome, you shush.
  77. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    March 23, 2010 at 4:26 am
    quaintness;Canada is awesome, you shush.


    aseirinn ; of course Canada is `awsome` as you put it...I didn`t run it down. one of your own countrymen was running it down and I was pointing out his childlike post...read, understand and reply tosser...look further down the posts to discover this, i posted his name so there would be no confusion, youre just out of bed...so your forgiven. Now put the kettle on and relax...
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    March 23, 2010 at 4:30 am
    DFWBrysco` Beyond that, aseirinn you`re fighting a losing debate - you are trying to apply the old "who`s ultimately responsible for death" discussion and there is no winner in that.`

    aseirinn; I simply wished to make the point that, alot of Americans think they are at `war` therefore `war` was declared...It wasn`t; what does `war on terror` mean?, this has no legitmate meaning...it`d be like saying `war on evil`. it makes no sense because what is `evil`?, `Terrorism`?. It`s an ambiguous statement, a simplified statement to make an illegitimate illegal invasion seem legitimate to the masses...Que `Photo of Obama in Cammies`, odd that?...has he visited yet?

    Wish they`d hurry up and install they`re `puppet, western friendly government` and leave...then the Iraqis can start to rise up to overthrow it...
  79. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2010 at 7:08 am
    I like french fries.
  80. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    March 23, 2010 at 7:28 am
    F- Them. They`re part of the problem.
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    janegray Female 30-39
    18 posts
    March 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    Sad but true. If America was at war, the Marines would have been home long ago.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Makes sense to me..
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    no, if our economy wasn`t crap, we might be at the mall
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    discoxd Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    madest
    Male, 40-49, Eastern US
    1587 Posts Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:28:34 AM
    F- Them. They`re part of the problem.

    Someone send a Marine to this guys house to put a boot in his ass
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    March 24, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Technically, they`re not at war either. Congress hasn`t voted to declare war since June 5, 1942.

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