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Date: 05/10/10 12:02 PM

67 Responses to This Is How Dangerous It Is In Iraq Today

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Link: This Is How Dangerous It Is In Iraq Today - If a Weapon of Mass Destruction was made of BBQ spare ribs, would ya eat it?
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2010 at 6:07 am
    This type of joking doesn`t do the army any good with public relations. Disrupting someone`s day for a joke. Those that will say he is laughing some cultures laugh and smile out of fear or nervousness.
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    1:10 I laughed while drinking Pepsi... and it hurt.
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    I was laughing pretty hard, but I`m sure the joke was going right over the dude`s head.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    That wasnt funny!
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    iceblack Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    "1:10 I laughed while drinking Pepsi... and it hurt."

    Drinking Pepsi can be dangerous
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    ProXLaw Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    @jayme21...I disagree. I think the guy is making light of a sh*tty situation for him and the guy getting stopped. All politics aside, if I get stopped by a cop or border patrol, I`d rather have them cracking jokes than being an intimidating jerkoff.
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    shagthefag Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    jayme they dont stop pepople just to make jokes. they stop them because of reasonable suspicion. that guy was just entertaining himself and keeping the situation calm. it is a good way to judge the situation. the guy was laughing and really relaxed so he had nothing to hide. But they still have to check anyway.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    why yes i would
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    He`s hot. I`d eat BBQ Spareribs off him any day.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Great... now I`m craving BBQ spare ribs!
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Yeah, Jayme.

    As an Arab, I gotta say it looks like he knows it`s a joke of some kind from the Cameraman, though it doesn`t look like he has any clue what the joke is.

    Yeah ok some cultures laugh when nervous... I thought everyone did, but that ain`t a nervous laugh IMO.
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    minimullen34 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    That was awesome, idc what the reason for doing it was. I would easily do that, or i would do the meow one from super troopers.
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    ProXLaw Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    The meow...holy sh*t was that funny.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    Keeping things light and casual isn`t a bad thing, but to me that guy was a lame comedian and unprofessional (mostly the way he kept asking that van owner random crap that he couldn`t understand).
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    Septemberex Female 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    I read spare ribs and drool whoooshed everywhere

    Then i watched this and gave myself a hernia while laughing.

    LOL
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    It`d be really ironic if he DID have a WMD... and it was made of spare ribs.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    That was funny :-)
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Lol. Soldiers are such jerks.
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    DMoneys36 Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    @ LazyMe484

    How dare you call a soldier a jerk! You try going to a foreign country with barely any method of entertainment, and the thought that you could die tomorrow! If that method of entertainment were made of spare ribs, would you eat it? I sure would, heck I`d ask for seconds!
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    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    yeeeeeeee!
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    PENtrap Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    hahahaha, wtfs wrong with his voice
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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    ah, how funny. they deserve their fun.
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Ok, that was incredible.
  25. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    D`ya have any weapons o` mass destrucshun in here?
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    What the hell are they doing over there? The statistics tell us that they`re more likely to die getting hit by a car than in combat. They obviously have too much time on their hands.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    <chuckle>
    hell yes I`d eat that!
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Yeah I`d totally eat it. .
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    How dare you call a soldier a jerk!

    I don`t mean to "incite" anything here, but IMO being a soldier is the lowest profession, unless you`re digging people out of a snowstorm or saving them from a flood, in which case you`re a civil servant.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    @lazyme: Is that what they teach you up there in Canada? Although judging by your handle maybe you`re not educated...
  31. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    @LazyMe484, you`re saying that being a soldier and defending your country is a lower profession than cleaning dog crap out of public parks or cleaning toilets at McDonald`s? I`m assuming these guys are in Iraq or Afghanistan and thus they aren`t defending their country from anything but a soldier is a soldier.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    First of all, look at the uniforms - DCU. We haven`t worn those for years. Secondly, could this have been `staged`? Yes. Was it? Maybe not. Obviously having a video cam there shows the intent to capture the moment. Even if this guy was making light of an otherwise serious moment, his buddies were taking care of business as they were supposed to.

    It`s so easy to second-guess the context, circumstances, etc., of a video when no info is provided.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Yeah, guys! Look at that uniform! :D
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    SlimPickins Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    @ lazyme484: you`re soooooo right about soldiers being jerks. I mean ANYONE who signs up to serve their country is soooooooo lame. I mean, Surely your job had an inherent chance of death involved, right? Right?!? :/
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    May 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    ...ritual humilitation of the Iraqi people (remember, they were the ones you were supposed to be helping)...instead of abusing you power,toying with them at will...
    This kind of aggorance will loose you this invasion and future invasions for natural resources of sovereign lands...Why?...because your cause is `material supremacy`, this boy here doesnt know what it is like to fight for a `armed risistance` against an oppressor only intrested in extracting oil at a cheap rate...
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    barbecue ribs? que senor?
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    That`s dratin` awesome.
  38. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    I don`t mean to "incite" anything here, but IMO being a soldier is the lowest profession, unless you`re digging people out of a snowstorm or saving them from a flood, in which case you`re a civil servant.

    Actually it is more like slavery. When you sign an enlistment contract, you become property of the US government (damage to your person is damage to government property). To serve is essentially to give your life and your freedom to your country for a prescribed period of time.

    Taking this in the context of the popular american attitude towards success, no, this is not a very high profession to go into. It won`t open many doors to a career outside the military and it won`t make you much money.

    Taking this into a traditional context with honor and pride as core values, there are few other professions higher than being a soldier.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    add courage and respect to that list (meant to replace those with pride.
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    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    I don`t care about morale. I thought it was funny.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Im canadian, i know nothing about the army. So im not touching this one with a 10 foot pole.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    @brassbull: ARE YOUR SERIOUS??? The military provides job training that is not only useful, but respected in the civilian job market. You can learn a useful trade, and the discipline is a trait that sets you above others when applying for a job.

    Don`t equate Soldier with an infantryman. For every grunt there are tons of people behind the scenes supplying them, feeding them, etc.
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    All the comments on here talking down about soldiers show the true problem with liberal scum. In every society since the dawn of man, the soldier has been looked at as honorable and respect worthy. The soldiers in the Middle East, hell the soldiers across the world, are risking their lives to protect your freedom. I`m not speaking about liberals in general because I know a large majority does not think this way, but instead I am speaking of the minority of the "Look at me and my non-viloent attitudes towards life" liberals.
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    krazykarl9 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    Hmmmmmmmmm....lol, not sure if I should be...but lol
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    May 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Just about every job in the civilian world has a military equivalent that you can learn. Learning to operate a tank may not transfer over, but being a medic or logistical expert does. Ex-Military helo pilots are in incredible demand and can make incredible money, as are linguists. The military also teaches men and women a certain sense of discipline and organization that can be used to further any life goal. If you take any job in the military and add the cost of your training to your salary (which still doesn`t include base housing and shopping privileges) people in the military make a lot of money.

    And to anyone who thinks soldiering is a low profession; remember that it has been soldiers throughout the history of the entire world, dying in the worst of conditions, living without their wives/husbands, living without their infants knowing their faces, who have made your disrespect possible.

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    lordpoee Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    I think it is great this solider used a little humor to make this Iraqi fellow feel a little more at ease while they conducted the search of his vehicle.
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    lordpoee Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    @Brassbull I am an ex-soldier of the US Army. It is nothing like slavery! You are given a generous paycheck, more than adequate meals and housing. many US Army Regulars live in Dormitories rather than Barracks whenever possible, you are given R&R when it is safe and feasible. When you are injured of sick you are provided with outstanding medical service. I had some TOUGH days drenched in blood, sweat and tears in the army but I never felt like a slave.
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    sleepyjoey Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Wait so is that his normal voice? Orr was he just being funny?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Asking a Muslim if he`d like some spare ribs and a beer? Iraq must be a pretty cool place; you couldn`t get away with that in Detroit or London.
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    you`re really kinda wrong oldollie, there`s a poo ton of muslims that drink and they never said they were pork ribs.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    Will Ferrell just like this guy really wasn`t funny
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    i feel like they get a general gist of what English speaking countries are saying to them. they at least understand facial expressions and non violent gestures so i think when the man started laughing and had a smile on his face the entire time, they got that this was un-threatening and routine.
    so i agree with lordpoee, its nice that they dont let things ruin everyones day...they had fun and got on with it
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    being an ex solider will put a crap ton of high paying job offers on the table, im not sure where you gathered your information. if we are both assuming here than the problem was incited by the economy and no one hiring anyone of any background because they couldn`t afford it, not because they were soilders
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    weebazweebaz Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2010 at 1:33 am
    just dont see whats funny?...is it making the guy who`s land he invaded look stupid?...or is it making the guy who he is saving look stupid?...hard to tell really
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2010 at 4:11 am
    I submitted this a few days ago.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2010 at 4:23 am
    I don`t think this is a very good example of the safety of Iraq today since this video was taken MORE THAN 3 FREAKIN` YEARS AGO!!!
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2010 at 6:58 am
    @Lordpoee: No, being a soldier is not really like being a slave, more than anything because you volunteer. Hell, calling a soldier a slave would be almost as ridiculous as calling a soldier a civil servant.

    @Nettech: I did not mean to suggest there are not jobs available to servicemen, but I would argue that the majority of ratings are military specific and it is harder for someone who trained for a specific job in the military than it would be for someone who went to college and took courses that were specific to a particular civilian job.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2010 at 7:03 am
    Easiest way to get a job out of the military is to go in as an MP. There`s always a cop job open somewhere in the US.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 11, 2010 at 9:47 am
    ...they never said they were pork ribs.
    Order barbecued spare ribs in any restaurant in the US, and they will bring you pork. Beef ribs are usually boiled and served with noodles; I have never seen barbecued beef ribs in a restaurant.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    I think it`s funny the video lists his impression as an impression of Will Ferrell doing and impression of Harry Carey... I get that it was from SNL and I loved that skit, but that`s actually how HC talked so he`s just doing an impression of HC, not WF.
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    He sounds a little like Snagglepuss.
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    @ auburnjunky: it`s also the easiest way to spot an a-hole
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    It`s nice to see that I wasn`t the only person who actually supported our troops. Seems that after I commented everyone hopped on board the "nationalism train."
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    "I think it is great this solider used a little humor to make this Iraqi fellow feel a little more at ease while they conducted the search of his vehicle."

    @lordpoee: Yeah :)
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    It`s nice to see that I wasn`t the only person who actually supported our troops. Seems that after I commented everyone hopped on board the "nationalism train."
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 30, 2010 at 11:54 am
    Id put mustard on it.
  67. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 1:56 am
    Just about every job in the civilian world has a military equivalent that you can learn. Learning to operate a tank may not transfer over, but being a medic or logistical expert does. Ex-Military helo pilots are in incredible demand and can make incredible money, as are linguists. The military also teaches men and women a certain sense of discipline and organization that can be used to further any life goal. If you take any job in the military and add the cost of your training to your salary (which still doesn`t include base housing and shopping privileges) people in the military make a lot of money.

    And to anyone who thinks soldiering is a low profession; remember that it has been soldiers throughout the history of the entire world, dying in the worst of conditions, living without their wives/husbands, living without their infants knowing their faces, who have made your disrespect possible.

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