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  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Link: Awesome Navy Drill Skills - Fixed bayonet rifle tossing drill goodness.
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    They really like their metallic clanking sounds, don`t they?
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    talke31 Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    can`t be American,they didn`t shoot any allies
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    Spocom Female 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    Is this what my tax money is going to? What happened to the war on terror? Is that just fancy talk for competing against Iraq in the fancy gunmanship competition?
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    lol, true
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    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Might just be me, but military drills are pretty boring...
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    It just tickles me when the 13-17 year olds talk about what their taxes are paying for!
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    Neyro Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    "Is this what my tax money is going to? What happened to the war on terror? Is that just fancy talk for competing against Iraq in the fancy gunmanship competition?"

    "Female, 13-17, Southern US"

    Pay a lot of taxes at the age of 17 do you? :p
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    ApostleT Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    It`s impressive, I have to say. But it all seems entirely unnecessary to me. What purpose does this serve other than looking cool?
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    "Pay a lot of taxes at the age of 17 do you? :p "


    Actually, yes. On everything she buys.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    whatta ya ganna do when they come for u?? seriously what use is this in combat??? ooh here let me do my routinee... maybee it wil confuse them
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    lashaspice Female 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    The Drill team teaches and shows an ability that most of you young whiny non tax paying brats know anything about. The ability to work very closely with each other and be able to trust each other implicitly. These events also draw large crowds which helps raise money for charitable endeavors these groups support. Lesson for today, don`t bitch when you live at home and your parents pay everything for you and don`t do it on a site were it is possible the daughter of a 20 year veteran may come and be happy to see something that she remembers watching fondly as a child. BTW none of you who have commented have the ability to do what those men just did even a quarter of the way as good.
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    Exsilium Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    Ok, so they take money out my paycheck to pay for welfare (AKA Joe Blow`s meth habit), and so the government can pay these guys money to learn to spin a fooking rifle. Awesome.
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    lashaspice Female 30-39
    95 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    By the way these men and women get paid pennies on the dollar for the work they compared to what the rest of society does. These men and women don`t make a career of the military if they want to make money. You DO NOT make money in the military. They are treated by so many very poorly and called horrible names. Finally, if any of you who have commented can throw a 10 lb fixed bayonet rifle with that precision then you can talk.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    its still a dance routine for strong men
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Awesome...never know when dancing with a sharp stick will save your life.
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    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Following orders, discipline, trusting the people you work with and working as a team, being comfortable doing dangerous things and handling a fire arm, plus that whole charitable organization thing.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    whatta ya ganna do when they come for u?? seriously what use is this in combat??? ooh here let me do my routinee... maybee it wil confuse them

    You appear to be confused already, as you`ve mistaken ceremonial drill for combat.

    Admittedly, there`s only one letter different between `people shouting at you` and `people shooting at you`, but they`re not really at all similar.

    Ceremony is important in the military, as is working together in a very co-ordinated way and trusting each other (note the officer walking impassively between whirling blades).
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    "By the way these men and women get paid pennies on the dollar for the work they compared to what the rest of society does. These men and women don`t make a career of the military if they want to make money. You DO NOT make money in the military. They are treated by so many very poorly and called horrible names. Finally, if any of you who have commented can throw a 10 lb fixed bayonet rifle with that precision then you can talk."

    Well said. And well done by the sailors!

    I`d like to suggest, btw, that we use that part with the officer and the four sailors at about 1:50 as a new interrogation technique. Get a person you want to admit to something in the middle of these guys, who he WON`T trust, and he`ll talk.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    `You appear to be confused already, as you`ve mistaken ceremonial drill for combat.

    Admittedly, there`s only one letter different between `people shouting at you` and `people shooting at you`, but they`re not really at all similar.

    Ceremony is important in the military, as is working together in a very co-ordinated way and trusting each other (note the officer walking impassively between whirling blades)."

    Much of this stuff, and most track and field events, started as military personnel showing off to each other. "Look what I can do with a gun" became the exercise in trust and team work you see today. "Look at how far I can throw this cannon ball" became the shot put, and so on.

    The value in this exercise is clearly to build trust and teamwork. No, you can`t expect to throw your rifle around in battle like this. They don`t even use this kind of rifle anymore, anyway. But, when you trust a guy to throw a sharp thing inches
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    ""By the way these men and women get paid pennies on the dollar for the work they compared to what the rest of society does."

    Not to mention the free healthcare and room and board. I know... I was there.
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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    fake. clearly photoshopped i saw a pixel.
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    mattocho Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    i`d love to know why the vid is names "Norwegian navy" when they are clearly american (i mean... the show the star spangled banner !!)... otherwise extremely impressive
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    42467 Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Ehhh. You can more or less see thee same thing at any High School JROTC drill meet. Most of them are actually much better than this.
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    kitka_1994 Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Is this useful in a war.
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    @Rick_S
    I`d like to suggest, btw, that we use that part with the officer and the four sailors at about 1:50 as a new interrogation technique. Get a person you want to admit to something in the middle of these guys, who he WON`T trust, and he`ll talk.

    Meh...you just hurt and humiliate them with waterboardering and electricity...

    U are more like a Dick, than a Rick...
  27. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    "Is this useful in a war."

    Was that a question.
  28. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Is this useful in a war.

    Indirectly, yes.

    Directly...does anyone think ceremonial weapons drill is in any way intended to be used in a war?

    There`s a British military unit that still trains with longbows...a Swiss military unit that still trains with pikes...until 1999 teams from the Royal navy competed in an obstacle course while carrying 19th century cannons (~1800lbs) which had to be repeatedly disassembled, reassembled and fired throughout the course...these sorts of things are not directly relevant in a modern war, but they matter.
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    MrHughJass Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    they should add some music
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    Leave it to the gay navy to want to twirl things like batons.

    It was pretty cool though.
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    Earl_Grey Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    "Is this useful in a war."

    Of course! First, you dazzle and distract your enemy with some amazing synchronized rifle twirling, and then you have some other soldiers sneak up behind them and kill them dead. That, my friend, is how you win a war.

    PS: I don`t mean to offend any soldiers or families of soldiers. My heart goes out to those brave men and women who risk their lives to defend their country. I don`t know you, but I love you.
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    smokesletsgo Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    nice skills, the chap in the middle must have absolute trust for the other sailors.
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    LithiumOne Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    If someone in the audience pulled out a pistol and began firing, those pansies wouldn`t have the slightest clue how to shoot their rifles or what to do. They can twirl those rifles real nice though...
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    lol the bayonets are held on by electrical tape if i see that correctly (2:16)
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    class13oh Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    LithiumOne, those rifles are actually deactivated rifles so they cant fire.My high school NJROTC program uses them for their Armed Drill Team. Oh yeah you just insulted the greatest navy in the world so think again who the pansie really is.
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    Perseus Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    that`s freaking baller. i have a friend who does this stuff and now I wanna see if he knows how to do any of that stuff xD
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    KamaiCross Female 13-17
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    June 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    if that was me,(without training THAT GOOD)
    I would have cut my fingers a couple of times with the knife it has =o
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    kblado7609 Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    Hell yeah.....GO NAVY!!!!
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    Forplay2k Male 50-59
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    June 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    2 things (1) they are not going to give a high school kid in a NJROTC a real rifle think about it.
    (2) the electrical tape is is not there to hold the bayonet on but to keep them from rattling during the drill.
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    Trollinhomes Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    it may take is more than 3 years to win a war against a country 10 times smaller then us but hell can we throw a rifle
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    forplay. the rifles in highschool njrotc are real m8 garands with the bolts and action removed. so yea they do give them real rifles.
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    I remember watching this when I would go to Daytona High School Nationals. I was part of the armed drill team for air force and we would compete too.
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    belunan Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    "Leave it to the gay navy to want to twirl things like batons."

    So which branch did you serve in?
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    Mickets Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 12:20 am
    Nice skills, but:

    1)let me understand: they`re attacked in a war, and so they just start tossing their bayonets?

    2) Bayonets?

    3) A Navy engineer will work as an engineer when he leaves the navy. Now these guys: Cirque du Soleil?
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    gecibebele Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 1:32 am
    Wow, that is just offensively suggestive! I mean rifle handling excellence, bayonets...next time it will be strap-ons!Strap-ons I tell you!:)
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    Ninabear3 Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 1:35 am
    I don`t understand why they spend time doing this... shouldn`t they be preparing for battle?
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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 1:44 am
    other countries have soccer. we have SWORDCHUCKING
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    Dr4k Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 4:17 am
    Well the navy has a lot of time on their hands sitting around in their boats.
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 4:24 am
    Was I the only one that started singing the Military Fairy from the Monty Python?
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    Computron Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 6:15 am
    It`s a known fact seamen like swordfighting.
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    johncrb Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 6:42 am
    that was pretty impressive but like others have already said on here couldn`t they better spend their time doing real military stuff, like preparing for battle, guarding the borders, or heck even cleaning up an oil spill in the Gulf.
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    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 6:48 am
    Our Navy owns.
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    LeeMunro Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 7:43 am
    *Final Fantasy Victory Theme Plays In Background*
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    trissfallen Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 7:53 am
    for all your guys saying they could be doing somthing better with their time in the military. i did this for 4 years they do it in their spare time as a sort of hobby. and frankly ive seen teams do better than this at national drill cons. look up blackwatch drill team
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 8:09 am
    I guess if you just have to press a button attached to a box and wait until a blip on a monitor disappears nowadays, you might as well get the old rifle out and toss it about a bit.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2010 at 8:36 am
    "Meh...you just hurt and humiliate them with waterboardering and electricity...

    U are more like a Dick, than a Rick..."

    That`s my point. Waterboarding and electricity are clearly torture. Having someone stand there while we throw stuff around them is not torture, just scary.

    Besides, my dad goes by Dick, not me.

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    screwzlooose Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 8:41 am
    hehe.... i know imma get flamed, but. i am the only one that think s they resemble baton twirlers?

    this is not fearsome at all to me.
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    JannatheGrea Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 9:33 am
    @screwzlooose The colorguards (the people with the flags/rifles/sabers/batons/whatevers) do spin rifle. It`s the same exact technique as these guys, except they`re like, 25 times more badass and guards don`t spin actual, working FREAKING bayonets.
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    shanoonizzle Female 13-17
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    June 13, 2010 at 9:52 am
    @screwzlooose
    I agree its kind of like baton twirlers, but they`re not supposed to be threatening. A drill team is more of a test of discipline and skill.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 13, 2010 at 10:17 am
    They have tap shoes on!

    Add some gold lame and a pink spotlight and you have
    A Chorus Line!

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    Squircifer Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2010 at 10:30 am
    if you knew how many hours of practice these guys do, with the team and on their own WHILE still performing duties as soldiers... insane. drill always rocked, but the time involved was massive. respect.
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    CallMeKitty Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 11:19 am
    this vid is sooo old...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    watch the edinburgh tatoo and you will see more epic goodness of this
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    LadyIsis Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    @screwzlooose
    yeah, that`s colorguard, like in a high school marching band. They twirl rifles like them, they just don`t have bayonettes so they are able to do more dancework and tosses
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
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    June 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    I wonder how much time they took to do that... and all the pain of getting cut by bayonets
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    shipyard Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Back when I did this, we had to do 2-4 hours a day, and weren`t ready for competition or ceremony until the second year. You got to do the harder aspects, such as the hatchet-toss and the meat-grinder after about year four.

    Much respect to the Navy guys.
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    starczar Male 50-59
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    June 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Very useful in a sea battle. Glad you guys spend 607 BILLION a year on your armed forces, while your economy goes down the tubes, dragging everyone with it. Good thinking.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    other countries have soccer. we have SWORDCHUCKING

    We have swordchucking too, although I think our best military non-combat competition was the field gun race. It`s a shame they stopped it in 1999, because it was awesome.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    I`m surprised how many people (a) don`t understand the military use of this sort of thing (b) don`t understand the military use of tradition and (c) think that every person in every branch of military service should be fighting 24/7.
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    necrobitch Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    dat was nice and GAY
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    I did this in Air Force ROTC, its not as difficult as it looks (especially since you train for it every day). When everybody does it flawlessly (which they do), you have to judge the creativeness of the routine, which this one was not very. I judged a couple JROTC competitions where high schoolers did better than this. Navy needs to step it up, Watch the Marines for a good show.

    @starczar
    Unlike some European countries, America has a free market, the government spending has little to do with the economy (though with the current regime, unfortunately, that`s quickly changing). Military and infrastructure are two major spending options.
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    Zolaki Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    I have seen highschoolers be more creative, but precise, no.
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    Calibur15 Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    Wait, dratING WAIT. Isn`t this like... Color-Guard, but with penisis? I don`t approve.
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    KOLLO Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 2:09 am
    yeah.... i can`t do any of that with a pencil let alone a bayonet.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 4:56 am
    good disiplin, but way such lame outfits???
  76. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2010 at 8:44 am
    Dude, it`s `discipline`. It is NOT that hard to spell.
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    gamez15 Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    ill admit thats awesome but dont they have like a war to be fighting
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    ubfwins Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    so full of win
    like color-guard but with penis`s? really? that`s like comparing hello kitty dolls to G.I. Joe action figures... <_< cuz knowing is half the battle, and kicking ass is the other half
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    skaterboy17 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    Cool to watch, but sad that tax dollars go to hundreds of these teams worldwide when they could be, you know, doing something important.
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    darkhawk Male 70 & Over
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    June 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Lol Americans really are like a TV show filmed in front a live studio audience. When stuff like that happens in Europe you wouldn`t hear anyone until but some clapping and cheering after the parts of each act. Here you always keep here "woooo" "oeeee" "aaaa". Hysterical :p
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    Dat1Rican Male 18-29
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    June 16, 2010 at 9:38 am
    not bad...USMC Silent Drill is better...
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    VascoV Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2010 at 6:53 am
    darkhawk , that was in Norway

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