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Date: 11/14/13 09:17 AM

52 Responses to U.S. Military Veteran Denied Free Meal Promised

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 9:20 am
    Link: U.S. Military Veteran Denied Free Meal Promised - McDonald`s offered a free meal on Veterans day to honor U.S. Military. This man was denied.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 9:27 am
    Why are you arguing over a McMeal? Oh, and Veteran or not, you`re still acting like a dick.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

    No doubt this caused him severe mental trauma and he will settle with McD for an unspecified {HUGE} amount.
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    DesertRose55 Female 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:04 am
    This woman was clearly not given the memo on what I.D. was to be used. The customer never once lost his cool or was rude. He tried to explain to her but her thick head made that impossible. All she could do was pass it off onto someone else. She is a disgrace to McDonalds!!!! Is micki-D`s gonna go broke giving out a flipping burger??? If you offer a meal to a Vet, then DO IT! Don`t puss out on what YOU think is a technicality. But of course..she could barely speak ENGLISH so that gives her another excuse. I think she should be fired!! Geryy1of1...you are an ass to even joke about mental trauma. you are obviously NOT a Vet. Just a jerk!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:06 am
    That lady is clearly an idiot. I`ve had a few experiences like this in the past, never at McD`s because I don`t eat that garbage, but on the Metro North train because they offer discounted fares to Veterans. Every once in a while you have to explain to the conductor that it`s from VA so obviously you have to be a Veteran to have it.

    Here`s what mine looks like, minus my personal info of course.

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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:12 am
    If you`re going to offer Veterans a free meal, just give them the free meal and give your employee`s the discretion to give a free meal. You`re a billion dollar corporation, you can afford the couple hundred people that will try to weasel a free meal out of you.

    He`s being a dick, she had every right to refuse him if he had no ID to begin with but once he came back, either give him the free meal or don`t put such ambiguous requirements on your sign. (What is Proof if not a VA card?...uniform? peg leg?)
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:13 am
    considering how much free food military member`s get on a regular basis, not even on veteran`s day. To be angry over this is retarded.
    I`m a veteran! where`s my big mac!! rabble rabble rabble

    seriously? get a life.
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    g3n3r1k Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:19 am
    @DesertRose55: "never once rude" "Let me explain this to you dumby style" That`s rude. Personally she desires it.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:34 am
    and these are the people that say they deserve 15 an hour.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:41 am
    That`s what they get hiring barely-literate Hispanic illegals or whatever. The Wendy`s down the street from me hires people who are absolutely unintelligible and get the orders wrong every time. Disgraceful.
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    spentmiles Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:52 am
    My brother died and this guy lived?
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    LegosFTW Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 10:54 am
    @AvatarJohn
    While the situation is sad and even despicable on her part, theres absolutely nothing in that video that shows that shes an illegal alien.
    Racist dick.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 11:29 am
    Both sides were a bit dickish really.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 11:34 am
    "No doubt this caused him severe mental trauma and he will settle with McD for an unspecified {HUGE} amount."

    You disrespectful d|ck. You don`t deserve the freedoms men like this fought and died for.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

    @ elkingo - I am a veteran-Marine Corps to be specific. I earned the right to say whatever I damn well feel. If you`re offended by that I suggest you seek counseling and not bother other people with it.
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    Patrolboat Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    the guy seems pretty calm to me. doesn`t say anything rude to her either. she has no clue what she is doing...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    This chick is completely clueless, it`s no wonder she can only get a McJob.

    When in doubt, the customer is always right.
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    SnapsForMe Female 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    First of all, with all the free food you can get on Veteran`s Day, I don`t know why this guy was so adamant about McDonald`s. Second, damn, they`re not going to go broke over one meal. In fact, I was out shopping that day and completely forgot to go get free food anywhere. I didn`t realize it was veteran`s day because BF and I were going to our first child birthing class that day and anyway, I completely forgot. So let the guy have my free meal, or whoever else just didn`t go out. Damn. It`s not like the whole damn army showed up at that McDonald`s that day.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    Should`ve went to Golden Coral.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    @Gerry1of1- For your service to the nation you earend our thanks- and some other benefits... That`s it. This BS that veterans somehow have superior status is completely imaginary.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    CaptKangaroo, agree`d. Verterans only did what all citizens should do and aren`t better than others. Except they did earn their rights, they didn`t just get them handed to them.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    From this I have learned that if McDonald`s are going to have an offer like this they should give their staff better training on what constitutes proof of military service.

    I have also learned that the veteran in this clip is an absolute twat.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    @Gerry1of1- Baloney.
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    llaa Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    Man, the language barrier is strong in these twos.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
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    November 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    there are some people who deserve and aspire to work at McDonalds.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I would like a constitutional amendment that ONLY veterans can vote. If you serve your country you earn the right to vote.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    I would like a constitutional amendment that ONLY veterans can vote. If you serve your country you earn the right to vote.

    As long as you also guarantee that no one will be excluded from serving.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 14, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    He forgot that the servers may not know what does/doesn`t constitute proof.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2013 at 11:01 pm
    Gerry ~ Glad you said it. It was a concept that I read in a Heinlein novel and agreed with long before I ever served in the military myself

    I would also include service in the Peace Corps as well, for the Conscientious Objectors that TRULY wish to serve but not in a capacity that may require violence.

    If you have never done anything directly in the service of your nation then you do not deserve to have a choice in making the decisions for that nation.
    You are welcome to live here and enjoy all of the benefits that are offered as a legal and free resident, but only those who have "Served" are voting citizens.

    Why not, the precedent has already been set. when this nation was first formed, only land owners were considered voting citizens.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 12:17 am
    I would like a constitutional amendment that ONLY veterans can vote.
    I`ll support your amendment, if you`ll support mine: only taxpayers can vote, and they get one vote for every dollar they pay in taxes. On election day, you take your tax receipts to the polls. Local taxes are applied to local elections, state taxes to statewide elections, and federal taxes apply to congressional and presidential elections.

    All veterans would receive extra votes depending on length of service with bonuses for combat, medals, and combat-related injuries.
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 6:13 am
    I am a conscientious objector on the grounds that I refuse to let a third party tell me who my enemies are. Had the government (and I know it would never happen) allowed me to deal with my personal enemies with the same techniques I would use to deal with war enemies, I would have signed up in a heartbeat. However, I do agree that a person should serve their country, in some manner, before being able to vote. I would hope that would have prevented the clusterfusk triumvirate that comprises the last three presidencies. Having a Commander-In-Chief with no service record is like having quadriplegic Pilates instructors. The idea of Peace Corps or equivalent relief credits would be ok, but not necessarily the same as the unique experience of being a soldier. Still you have to pay in if you want to cash out. Good philosophy. I would trust a soldier to vote on my behalf before I would trust a religious person or a treehugger.
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    PopCap Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 6:21 am
    I`d almost agree with you, OldOllie, except on the basis of vote credits proportionate to taxes paid. A guy who busts his hump farming or ranching should not be out voted by some cuddlefudge who inherited a buttload of money and is able to influence votes by virtue of bloodline. Nobody ever thinks about our agricultural workers, but if farmers and ranchers stopped working, there is nothing all the badge-flashing, gun-toting and uniform-wearing personnel could do to offset the devastation.
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    Essersmith Male 18-29
    275 posts
    November 15, 2013 at 8:27 am
    "I`ll support your amendment, if you`ll support mine: only taxpayers can vote, and they get one vote for every dollar they pay in taxes. On election day, you take your tax receipts to the polls. Local taxes are applied to local elections, state taxes to statewide elections, and federal taxes apply to congressional and presidential elections. "
    Working under the assumption that democracy is a system that we would like to preserve.

    This suggestion is hardly even democracy.
    Imagine this:
    You made 10$ and decided to pay 100% alas you get 10 votes.
    I inherited $100.000.000 paid 2% and your vote is now invalidated by my 2.000.000 votes.

    Your suggestion is neither well thought out or supportive of a democratic process.
    So either you support a different kind of system or you`re incredibly uneducated or stupid.

    I assume it was a blunder from your side. Or simply a joke.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 9:43 am

    @ Ollie - with your ammendmant we wouldn`t need an "election day" per se. Just move elections to the spring and submit your vote with your tax return.

    @ Sleepyhallow - "Starship Troopers" book - one of my faves. So different from the movie. Conscientious Objectors have to make a choice, Tyrants love them. They don`t like violence so much they are willing to live under any tyrant who comes along. Good for them but they don`t get a say.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 10:10 am
    Problem is I know a douche in the reserves who sits on his ass all day watching jets and working out who gets the veteran treatment for serving in nothing....

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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 10:23 am
    @McGovern1981 - Reserves or not, combat tours or not, he still raised his right hand, took the Oath of Enlistment & successfully completed the required training. When you take that Oath you`re volunteering to give your life for the country if called to do so. That`s not an easy decision to make, it takes balls and it`s more than you`ve done for this country.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 11:16 am
    @whodat6484

    You`ve obviously never met this guy.... He took an oath cause it was the only job he could hold. Don`t you think it`s a bit backwards to hold someone who just signed up to the easiest branch they could find at the same level as someone who was actually deployed?

    That`s not an easy decision to make, it takes balls and it`s more than you`ve done for this country.

    Easy for me being legally blind in my left eye and the surgery I had at 13 means they wouldn`t take me.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 11:37 am
    That is if that story isn`t a cover for me serving in Ranger battalion 4 in NAM super secret hush hush Cambodian supply line raids....<_< >_>

    It also made me black and look like Eddy Murphy...
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    "Don`t you think it`s a bit backwards to hold someone who just signed up to the easiest branch they could find at the same level as someone who was actually deployed?"

    They still enlisted, that`s the point. Besides, POG`s & Boots already get f*cked with enough in-house by actual combat vets. In military/veteran culture we`re the only ones allowed to f*ck with them, not civilians because they never earned it.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    @Gerry1of1 - Thank you for your service, and welcome home.

    I just find it asinine that you (even more so knowing you are a Marine) would make light of something like PTSD associated with war. I come from a military family - my grandfater served in WWII and received 2 purple hearts (one in Germany, and one in Japan) and my brother served in Dessert Storm. I couldn`t join due to some physical ailments, and have tried to serve the ones who do by studying psychology. I fully understand, even though I haven`t experienced it, how much hell you boys went through, and continue to go through. Non of you deserve disrespect, even if you think you get a free pass because you are also a vet.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    @ McGovern so what if your friend is a lazy git. I promise you that there are WAY MORE lazy gits voting in the civilian population than there are in the military. We should weed the 100,000 out even if it means letting 1 slip through in the military.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    @ elkingo - Thanks but I haven`t been anywhere since the 80s.
    When did I ever make light of PTSD? I said only veterans should vote ... I don`t see the connection.

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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    @Gerry --- *scratches head*

    You said, "No doubt this caused him severe mental trauma..."

    I mean.. it was as if you were saying, "This will cause him trauma, cause you know.. all military people are f**ked in the head."

    I may have been wrong, but it certainly seemed like you was making light of the effects of PTSD.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Elkingo - don`t read too much into it that`s not there. I was referencing the American proclivity for litigiousness. Nothing more. Criticizing our society, not vets.

    As for PTSD, I think the guv`ment is criminal in neglecting the returning vets...medically and psychologically.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    In military/veteran culture we`re the only ones allowed to f*ck with them, not civilians because they never earned it.

    That would be kind of going against what the constitution says you know the thing you vowed to protect....
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    "That would be kind of going against what the constitution says you know the thing you vowed to protect...."

    It`s an unwritten rule, has nothing to do with the Constitution, deal with it.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    It`s an unwritten rule, has nothing to do with the Constitution, deal with it.

    So did you swear to uphold the Constitution? Yet you believe in upholding a unwritten rule that put all members of the military above civilian criticisms even if they`re a a55hole and/or toolbox? Hmmm that kind seems like you`d be violating that first oath then.

    If it`s any condolence I`d spot you a McWrap for your service! Not the dude I know though he`s a f ucking mooch....
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    "So did you swear to uphold the Constitution? Yet you believe in upholding a unwritten rule..."

    Like I said, you`ve never been there so there`s no possible way for you to know. Ask any veteran and they`ll say the same, they`ll take the side of a fellow veteran who served honorably regardless of your personal opinion of them, before they take your side.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    November 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    "I just find it asinine that you (even more so knowing you are a Marine) would make light of something like PTSD associated with war"

    Even if he was, and he`s explained he wasn`t...servicemen/women the world over have developed rather robust senses of humours and often joke about all sorts of bad poo that others would think were in bad taste. Having a laugh at the pootiest of circumstances is what helps you keep it together. Same as a lot of nurses have the same warped sense of humour about injuries and death.

    As for the video posted, I think both were being a bit dickish about it, but the worker shouldn`t be left in charge if she can`t make reasoned decisions or even understand the basic requirements of the offers.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Like I`ve been saying you`ve never met this guy obviously.... You should watch out following that type of "code" it could get you following someone blindly who is completely wrong. Civ or Vet there`s no shortage of sh itballs. This guy for example used to go on how he wanted to see some action and get deployed then proceeds to join Air Force reserve....cause well he talks out of his ass. Not that there`s anything wrong with that branch but if he wanted to do what he was talking about I`d have advised Marines cause well they get deployed way more. His excuse "Oh well they get s**t for equipment" Huh?
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    Gerry - gotcha.. I agree too with your sentiment. The worst thing we have done is the disservice to our veterans.

    I figured since I couldn`t serve, perhaps learning psychology might alleviate some of the stress.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    @ elkingo - only crazy people go into psychology.
    Just sayin`

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