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  • BBTFan BBTFan Jul 5, 2004 3:19 PM Flag

    Happy 4th to the board

    And let's remember the men and women of our armed forces who are courageously and sacrificially protecting our freedoms as well as freedoms of others.

    Fan

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    • "And let's remember the men and women of our armed forces who are courageously and sacrificially protecting our freedoms as well as freedoms of others." Fan

      Protecting our freedoms?We are inciting greater hatred by the rest of the world for this nation with our naked brute force aggression invading other countries to preserve our selfish way of life for our SUV gasoline consumption.If only Americans would wake up to the reason why 9/11 occurred.We have ethnically cleansed a nation since 1948,the Palestinians,and we are surprised when their fellow Arab brothers come back at us with aggression?Man we've been arming the Israelis with the world's best technological arms,and they have systematically for 55 years slaughtered Palestinian men,women,and children.Yet Israelis and Americans wonder why Palestinians are willing to blow themselves up to rebuff the aggressors?Wake up America,aggression breeds aggression,and we continue to invite more teerrorism to our own soil due to foolish terroristic foreign policy.The 9/11 terrorists were Saudi nationalists,yet we use that as an excuse to invade Afghanistan to build an oil pipeline thru their country for the world's oil cartel,and then Iraq to preserve the oil fields for our selfish way of life with our oil consumption.Blood for oil?Shame on US.Protecting freedoms.....what a joke.

    • How about telling us what your poet had to say about September 11. Also I do not believe there will be many poets on the front line fighting for the freedom of the USA. Words did not win WW II.

      RW

    • You're still Beetle Bailey, rw. Even in your advanced age, still with an adolescent mind not ready for more responsibility. And once in a while, somebody has to be the Sgt. to affectionately pound on you a little, to teach you a lesson or two, or at least keep you in your place of duty.

      What do you know about what wins wars? I can tell from your praddle you've never experienced the chaos, the mess, the complex cussedness of a real combat engagement. You would remember shitting in your pants at least once and would not yap too unkindly of those who want to keep such engagements from happening in the first place while looking for better ways to settle differences.

      And words? Seems to me you can't read and write very well; seems you can only handle a few simple short words in short simple sentences. If everyone were as simpleminded as you, we might be up in trees still -- I can hear you saying: living in trees is whut I wus taught and it gits me mad when anybody talks about going down and running around on the ground. You may say Patriots is dem thats do as they is told and stays in the trees. But I say the Patriots -- apart from certain special circumstances -- are sometimes also the ones who say hell no, I'm going to jump down from the trees and go on a mission to seek out new worlds and boldly go where you say I'm not supposed to go. While this sometimes is not a productive approach, especially for enlisted men, especially during a battle; it is in the longer run and over a wider perspective the approach which wins the bigger struggles. And we must keep encouraging the foolish seekers who jump down from the trees and try to walk on two, even if they end up falling flat on their faces -- they are more important to our future than you.

      Beetle, PFC Plato is the one who just might get promoted to the officers' planning room for his mind. But not you. PFC Killer might get promoted to public relations and recruitment, to put his seductive charms to wider use. But not you. At least do better than Zero: exercise yer mind.

    • No Response!! I am afraid you would write a book if I did.

      THAT'S ALL FOLKS! SOMEONE ELSE WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS ONE. MAN THIS BOARD HAS REALLY COLLECTED A BUNCH OF ODD BALLS OVER THE PAST WEEKS. I JUST LOCKED THE DOOR ON THIS ONE.

      RW

    • RW & Stil,
      Rmember the old saying: non carborundum illigitimus.
      (with apologies to real latin scholars)

      Fan

    • "Nil illigitimus non carborundum" is the version I was taught. Roughly, it can be translated as "Don't let the bastards wear (or grind) you down." When I was taught this, the instructor told us to remember that Jesus, Hercules, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Hamilton, and plenty of others who accomplished much were all "bastards." Their influence or "wearing down" is much preferrable to stubborn good ol' boys who won't or can't learn.

      The man who made the Latin quote famous, Gen. Joseph Stillwell was himself not afraid to take controversial or contrary stands. In China as military attache from 1935 to 39, and Commander of US forces there from 42 to 44, he tried to warn his "higher ups" in the US government about wasting men and money and goodwill exclusively to prop up the unpopular, corrupt and likely-doomed regime of Chaing Kai Shek (spelling?). Stillwell went to a lot of trouble to understand the alien culture to which he was assigned. "We should have listend to Stillwell" is what most historians now agree on.

    • When any General shows weakness the bullies will attack. Ask Spain

    • Now the colors come out�. Sounds like I hit the nail on the head on all counts. There is a raw nerve exposed.

      You need to go back to your unread books and start a 3rd career�. it�s called a life. Oh, and by the way, your last line� �I wiped my ass with people like you��. Now that took some brain muscle to come up with� did Bobby-Joe in 3rd grade use that on you or is that your �post� college education coming out?

      To all, on this board, who have had to endure this non-sense, my apologies. I will try not to acknowledge this idiot anymore. It hurts my head to try and "think" down on his level.

    • "When any General shows weakness the bullies will attack. Ask Spain."

      Is this a reference to Franco? Doesn't make any sense. Can you explain?

    • "Words did not win WW II."

      Words were an important part of the victory. From the speeches of Churchill and FDR and Ike to the Enigma Project to the Manhatten Project (counting numbers as words of sorts). Without words, what have you got? Dumb as in "without words" and dumb as in "stupid" do have the same word for good reason. (Although speechless persons can be very smart.)

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