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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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Hello all,

I'm a new member to the site obviously. I just happend upon it in a random google search while deployed to southwest Asia.

Yes, I'm a military member in the U.S. Armed Forces and no I'm not going to say which branch. No, I can't tell you where I'm deployed or where I'm from so please don't ask. No, I don't maliciously slander my government nor do I disrespect my superiors, civilian or military. No, I'm not a blind follower of bueracracy but I do follow lawful orders.

Yes, I do believe in basic civil rights. Most importantly, the right to Freedom of Speech. A site like this is exactly the type of thing for which I'm willing to lay my life down. I strongly believe that the only way for any of us to achieve anything as a society is the freedom to express new ideas in an open forum and debate about it.

By the way, no I'm not some sort of Government Watchdog that will report you with all due haste. That's boot licker mentality and I'm no boot licker. I'm a leader in my heart and mind and a true leader knows that you cannot always blindly follow.

I do my very best to ensure the freedoms of the U.S. by doing my job to the best of my ability day in and day out. I do not always agree with decisions that are made but that is why I also believe in the right to elect new leaders.

My main goal in life is to affect change in the world. To leave it a better place than it was when I was in it. To leave to my legacy, my children and their own after them, a world that is as free from intolerance, hate and greed as is humanly possible so that one day we can truly grasp our potential as earth's children and run with it.

Also, I'm an atheist and a firm non-believer in organized religion as it seems to cause more conflict and pain on the world than any bomb I've ever seen dropped or bullet fired.

I go by the handle Six Kilo Kowboy because I feel that I walk on the Nuclear Frontier. That place where the past comes to clash with the future in a battle for the minds of the common people. People like myself and you are the digital assassins, laying waste to the status quo so that new ideas will flourish and make our home a better place for all. Sometimes the strongest weapons in the world don't go bang. They just make common sense common.

That's all I got. Feel free to hit me up for conversation as I make my way around the boards. Thanks for having me.

[edit on 23-6-2008 by SixKiloKowboy]




posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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We need more people like you in the military!!!! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself and welcome to the best site on the Web! Extremely pleased to have you aboard!!!



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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Welcome to ATS.

I respect your declaration and feel your addition to these forums will be an asset.

Thanks again

Rhain

Edit my bloomin' errors.

[edit on 23/6/08 by Rhain]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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Welcome,
and thanks for making sure I get to wake up tomorrow. If you need anything don't hesitate to let me know. If I can help a soldier, I will.

Mike



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 03:49 PM
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Welcome to ATS. I too want to say a simple thank you. I'm glad you joined, and look forward to hearing your opinions.

Here's a few links to get a handle on SOP here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I'll watch for you on the board. Good Luck, Soldier.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:46 PM
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Thanks all for the warm welcome.

I would like to say that the thanks aren't necessary towards me for serving in the military. In my eyes, it is my job, my duty and my responsibility. For that I get thanks everyday when I can read a newspaper or turn on a TV or even come to a website such as this and see that what I'm doing really matters in the overall scheme of things.

I appreciate that the American Military man or woman is no longer villified in the general public as they were once upon a time. I appreciate the fact that you, the informed public, do not look at us as the enemy/miscreants when another military member does something to make international headlines with whatever embarassing and/or disgusting act they've performed. For the most part, it seems that the general public now knows that we, as military members, are not the bad people that the popular media makes us out to be.

For that, you get my thanks and of course I'm looking forward to adding to this forum and sharing my ideas.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:53 PM
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Welcome to ATS.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 06:06 PM
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Welcome to ATS and thank you for being so articulate and so grounded...it's a treat to read what you write...more please! I kinda have a big soft spot for the Military...my Daddy was a soldier...it still makes me emotional.

Caitlin



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