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Originally posted by NoClue206
Originally posted by FriedrichNeecher
I did my service girly
Is that what you call name calling? Oh and I'm sure you "did your time". Don't know many marine that would talk like this, so I'm guess you were army or navy. Plus you sound like someone that would get me killed in a combat situation, glad I didn't serve with you.
Originally posted by Zamini
reply to post by NoClue206
REALLY. YOU BRING UP HAITI.
Listen, you are obviously oblivious as to how things are being run. Just because you do a mission or two of dropping rice packages and whatnot does not mean the millions of dead are somehow made up for. I don´t know if you know, but Haiti is largely still in rubbles. It´s all cool and dandy to play hero, but when someone calls you out on it, understand that you´re just playing. Besides the point, you do not have a say in anything, you just follow orders...if you are okay with turning a blind eye to all the crap(and it's tons more crap than good) then be my guest. If it makes you feel any better...
I still won't stop calling todays Western soldiers occupying land Mercenaries, because fact of the matter is, you all are left clueless and do it for the money. And you don't press hard to get clues, no, you accept the fact that you're not given any because there's money in play. It's okay, everybody has to make a living somehow, druglords deal drugs, mercenaries kill for money. As simple as.
Originally posted by Zamini
Ah so you didn't sign up to serve your country as the naive minds believe.
You signed up for the money!
Stop calling yourself a soldier and start using the appropriate term: Mercenary.
It would clear a lot up and it would prevent people from joining your team of mercenaries with false and naive concepts of honor and pride.
The question that pops into my mind however is...:
What if the US can't pay it's mercenaries anymore...would the mercenaries be ready to switch teams for a (better) wage? Say, multinational companies with private armies...
edit on 15-3-2011 by Zamini because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DogsDogsDogs
(please forgive if it's been said- borrowed time here)
How about if we cut the Congress' pay and let them actually serve for a change? With "bennies" and brib...er I mean lobbying & campaign contributions, they are way overpaid to begin with. And it isn't as though 99% were even "middle class" to begin with.
God Willing, our military may be the only thing that can preserve the US when Washington DC goes to sh## (and it's been hurtling in that direction for some time now).
Originally posted by Pinkgomo653
Okay, if i didn't post this in the right thread, please feel free to place it in the correct one.
Now, I don't have any news links but everyone is freaking out about this whole government shutdown.
I, personally don't believe the military would be affected by this, but the more everyone is talking about it, the more nervous I get.
My husband came home for lunch telling me how they're all talking about it at work.
Has anyone else heard about this? What are your thoughts?
Ps. I know during the shutdown in 95' i think, the military still got paid. But there is speculation that this one would be different.edit on 15/3/11 by masqua because: Replaced 'All Caps' in title