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MiNd DrIpS
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Yea, but why give them praise when they really don't want to do it in the first place? Just the only way out for a check.


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el Gaucho
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The thing that I think is the worst about all this is how much Vietnam veterans are more or less forgotten about while todays soldiers are heroes for putting their lives on the line. Vietnam was a much more dangerous war, why aren't they honored?





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wildtigercat93
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Yea, but why give them praise when they really don't want to do it in the first place?


What the hell kind of stupid logic is this?






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vl100butch
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This is a serious question. I appreciate the U.S. Armed Forces and they are worthy of credit and acknowledgement.

However, without the efforts of many unnoticed and unrecognized civilians, there would be nothing worth fighting for or protecting.

People in the military that make the ultimate sacrifice should be remembered and those that contribute voluntarily should be applauded but I think it's important to remember not all of our servicemen and women are angels, many are there for other reasons.

Does it seem like the American culture and media puts these people on too high a pedestal comparatively?

I wonder how currently serving military people feel about this.

It's getting to the point where the lauding of our service men and women is done in an almost perfunctory way, which detracts from the real message intended to convey.

This is somewhat troubling to me.


I think a great deal of this is guilt...the so-called "greatest generation" left the vietnam vets out to dry!!!

and (in my opinion) there is guilt because the burden is assumed by the willing, not by all...you wonder about the suicide rate, take a look at what the historical figures are for the effective life of a combat infantryman and think about how many tours of duty these guys have done....

when someone my age says "thank you for your service"...the thought goes through my head...where the frick were you in the 70's???






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Swifty
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It's our culture now to praise military personnel which is a reaction to how poorly we treated vets coming home after the Vietnam war. It's public guilt, but I don't necessarily think its a bad thing. Regardless of why they joined and what they did, I think it's very appropriate for this country to continue to support out troops. Mainly because the vast majority of uniformed personnel are very hard working and patriotic people.

Eta: beat me to it vl100butch!



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Jahel
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Hugo Stiglitz


I will get beamed for this.

Most, if not all, of military personnel choose that path because they believe it's the best means for them to earn a living.

If they could get a better job, easier...then they would take it.

Think about what the total compensation package is for military personel, and then weigh in as to why they must be offered such a "more than competitive compensation package" to do the "noble thing"






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Shut up you Nazi bastard





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TJGator1215
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The same reason some mom has more kids out of wedlock. Benefits.





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MiNd DrIpS
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The same reason some mom has more kids out of wedlock. Benefits.








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unbeWEAVEable
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Military personnel are praised and lauded because the respect that is given to them is not asked for.

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However, without the efforts of many unnoticed and unrecognized civilians, there would be nothing worth fighting for or protecting.


This quote is the perfect representation of how fricked up the mind of the everyday citizen is...that there is this unwarrented want for something, that without being praised it not fair.

There is plenty worth fighting for and protecting that isn't of some selfish construct of someone's mind. How about the beautiful land this country provides; the many different terrains and scenery. How about works of our founding fathers, the constitution, what are country was founded and based on. IDEALS, not reciprocating actions.

How about the Flag of the United States of America? You think it was designed and woven with the intent of "Who cares what this means and represents, I just want credit for it."

You think these soldiers are looking for credit? Or are they living the Army Values and an Ethos that many before have given their lives to? Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. None of which are "commanded", but all of which warranted.



How about this guy? There are plenty other who are unrecognized and unnoticed out their like him, focusing their efforts on furthering black underrepresentation. Rev. Jackson is the epitome of looking for and demanding that people thank him and respect him. Caring about nothing but fame and profits.



See the difference?






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LSU Coyote
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What the hell kind of stupid logic is this?

Interesting..

You really think more than 50% of them want to join the service?






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Worst thread in the history of TD. Seriously.



Seems the goal is to create long threads, not quality threads. Trolls will do what trolls do.






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TJGator1215
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I would never visit that temple of idolatry.





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wildtigercat93
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You really think more than 50% of them want to join the service?


No thats not what I said nor is it my point

You thank them or what they have done, not for them wanting to do it or not.

Im sure a fireman doesnt want to crawl through a burning building either but i would sure as hell thank him if he saved my life







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PoliticLA
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1) Most "veterans" and other military personnel never fought in combat. I look down my nose on them when they brag about being in the military or being a "veteran".

2) As a combat vet, I don't ask for praise, and I think too many benefits are given out.

I don't go into restaurants on Veterans Day/Memorial Day and get a free meal. That is for the REMFs.

On those days, I say a prayer in sorrow for my brothers, and in thanks for my family.






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siliconvalleytiger
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What is up with these pot stirring threads today?





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Jahel
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What we should do is just make everyone go in the MIlitary when they turn 18 years old


any responsible socialist government should do this.

If we must pay for people who are screw ups, then it is the duty of the Government to mitigate the risk by taking these "kids" away from the parents, in hopes of teaching them one final lesson as to what it is to be a responsible adult.

Freedom is great and all, but not when there is a safety net. If someone else is going to be responsible for your failures, then that someone else can demand that you take the necessary precautions and training.







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Rockyn
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Most of the time the ppl who enter are enrolling because it is the best option for them to start a life.
While true, I don't know if that affects the praise they are due.

Now many do join the military to take advantage of the benefits and because they can't do anything else in life, and many will be far removed from combat (women, Chair Force, etc.) and will be getting more from the government than they give...but their job sucks a lot of the time and they miss out on civy fun. Then some of them die.

Viewing them as infallible is retarded but many are due praise so we don't have to be the ones out there.






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Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose...nothing, and that's all that Bobby left me!





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