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Why people go into the millitary during times of war.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, May 24, 2004.

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  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I'm not trying to open a big old can of worms, but sometimes I find it hard to belive all these 18 y/o kids have any idea what they're getting themselves into.
     
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    2 words


    band

    wagon
     
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    Worker's Song (Handful of Earth)
    written by Ed Pickford

    This one's for the workers who toil night and day
    By hand and by brain, to earn your pay
    For centuries long past for no more than your bread
    Have bled for your countries and counted your dead
    In the factories and mills, in the shipyards and mines
    We've often been told to keep up with the times
    For our skills are not needed, they've streamlined the job
    And with slide rule and stopwatch, our pride they have robbed

    (chorus)
    We're the first ones to starve, we're the first ones to die
    The first ones in line for that pie in the sky
    And we're always the last when the cream is shared out
    For the worker is working when the fat cat's about

    And when the sky darkens and the prospect is war
    Who's given the gun and then pushed to the fore
    And expected to die for the land of our birth
    Though we've never owned one lousy handful of earth

    And all of these things the worker has done
    From tilling the fields to carrying the gun
    We've been yoked to the plow since time first began
    And always expected to carry the can.
     
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    I can't speak for the people who do go in during war times but I have nothing but respect for them. /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    [ QUOTE ]
    2 words


    band

    wagon

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    You're general dumbassery needs to stop.

    First off, it is apparent that you have no [darn] clue about why someone would join the military, but let me help, most to give back what this country has given to them. If you don't know what that is, then you may want to read your United States Constitution in full cause I'm here to tell ya, it sure as hell wasn't no damn bandwagon that pulled up to my house when I was 18.......................................

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    Maybe they love their country and are willing to fight to keep it safe.


    Seems simiple to me but some folks just don't understand patriotism.


    Too many syllables, I guess. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Love of country, pure and simple, if we dont fight for our freedom we lose it. These fine young soldiers are willing to sacrifice it all in order to keep this country free. Honor, duty and courage, our military has it all! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    It makes me sick seeing fine young men and women die for your freedom while you mock them. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You're general dumbassery needs to stop.

    First off, it is apparent that you have no [darn] clue about why someone would join the military, but let me help, most to give back what this country has given to them. If you don't know what that is, then you may want to read your United States Constitution in full cause I'm here to tell ya, it sure as hell wasn't no damn bandwagon that pulled up to my house when I was 18.......................................



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    I second that! In addition, it is not only the 18y/o that join the military. Tecton, you would be surprised by the amount of older people who join to support America. I didn't join until I was 26. I was on the verge of a layoff with my employer experiencing cutbacks and jobs are very sparce in my profession (I am sure Bubba would agree). That combined with current events at the time (9-11) helped me make the decision to serve some time in the Army. I was very aware of what I was getting myself into and I welcomed it. Even after being "over there" for a year and seeing more than my fair share of hostile fire, I never ever regret it.

    Same with me, I didn't join any "band wagon".
     
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    a poem by Bill Shields
    a Navy Seal and decorated Vietnam Vet

    GHOST POEM

    I've died too soon
    by blood scarcely mattered
    I was married once had children
    divorced remarried

    & before all that I went to Vietnam
    & after all that I went to Vietnam

    I saw the earth splashed in blood
    souls stabbed out of living bodies

    children dead in their mother's stomachs
    human bodies blended with high speed steel

    I only believed in myself

    and today
    I forgot
     
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    Your point would be???????????????????
     
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    do everyone a favor and shut the hell up, or get the hell out of the country. i have 5 very close friends who are ready to give their lives just so your dumb ass can be free. and this is all the respect they get for that?
     
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    WTF are you smoking? Do high school teachers have to take periodic drug tests?

    But back to the point of this thread. I joined the military at the age of 17 because I was raised to believe in this country and that it is worth risking my life to stay free and keep this land free for my future children. My grandparents served in WW2 for the same reasons. My grandfathers were both overseas at one point while my grandmothers worked in there husbands place to make sure they had the nessesities needed to sustain them. There was no war at the time I joined and I dont think anyone expected anything like 9-11 to happen on our soil either. But then again Klinton was president and we were pretty much guarenteed that no matter how bad the attacks got we would do nothing about it anyway.

    I was also raised to help people in true need. Not by giving money to the typical panhandler on the street corner but helping families that lose everything in a house fire and stopping to help stranded motorists when it does not put you or your family at risk. Everytime I stop to help someone that is stranded they are surprised anyone is willing to help them when even the cops dont stop to ask if they need help.
     
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    I joined the military because I felt it was the right thing to do. I'm not going to lie, there were other benefits, such as the GI Bill that I was attracted to. However, I got a lot more out of it than I could have imagined going in. I'm proud to have served. If I had my life to live over, I'd do it again. All those soldiers are in the military today so that others can get on the internet and have fun at their expense.

    Band wagon? That's just plain funny. Last I checked the military was under manned. Maybe the "band wagon" hasn't made it to the depot yet.

    Sorry Z3PR, I think you got your "can of worms".
     
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    Simply put, if you have to ask, you don't understand, period.

    I don't need to explain why I did it. It means something to me and that's all that matters.
     
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    Simply put, if you have to ask, you don't understand, period.

    I don't need to explain why I did it. It means something to me and that's all that matters.

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    exacty


    GOD, COUNTRY, CORPS
     
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    I don't need to explain why I did it. It means something to me and that's all that matters.


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    AMEN!

    That's exactly how I feel.
     
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    Your point would be???????????????????

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    Exactly, Sir. Reading that stuff is like Chinese water torture.

    /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gifit.
     
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    The people who dont like the military have as much right to complain about it as we do to call them worthless cockbonkers /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Oh yea..dont forget the reason people have the right to criticize the government and miliary is because roughly 650,000 people have died to defend the rights of worthless people to talk bad about the Military.

    The Soldier

    It is the soldier, not the reporter,
    who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the soldier, not the poet,
    who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
    who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

    It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
    who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the soldier,
    who salutes the flag,
    who serves under the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    who allows the protester to burn the flag.
     
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    Band Wagon! HA! That's a good one! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif I haven't caught more hell for anything else in my life, ya cocksucka.... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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