good luck to you in iraq. i may not know what you're going through, but i sure know the end result of war. i pray you don't end up like <a href="http://www.macminute.com/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=politics&Number=196669&Search=true&Forum=politics&Words=father&Match=Entire Phrase&Searchpage=1&Limit=50&Old=allposts&Main=196653">my father did in vietnam</a>. . . but, at least he made it home. <br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
Sorry to hear about your father, Sean. My nephew is seeing stuff that as a 20 year old he should so I encourage him to talk about it.<br><br>PTSD is best dealt with by talking about it constantly.<br><br>
yeah, the longer it stays repressed, the more destructive it becomes (in my experience). i would guess that the military has much better counseling these days for returning soldiers to help them go from all out war back to normalcy . . . what a huge adjustment to ask of anyone, let alone a 18 or 20 year old kid. your nephew and mcteak are in my thoughts every time i see stories about soldiers in iraq.<br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>It's a shame what now, when people try to relieve tension caused by a serious subject, that the press grabs a flippant comment and turns the speaker into the spawn of the devil!<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>The bigger shame is the ones making the big ruckus about it are the ones who cry foul about free speech every time a protestor is made to protest out of the view of the president. Yeah, way to champion the cause. The guy said it, good for him. Whether or not a person agrees with him he's got the right to say it.<br><br>Hey ya know what, I'd take absolutely no joy in killing you, or steve, or sean, or ruse, or anyone here or that I know. But, yeah.. I might enjoy killing someone who's intention was to kill me. And if I didn't enjoy it, well I sure as hell wouldn't feel bad about it. <br><br>The guys' right.. a firefight "can be a hell of a hoot." Especially when you factor in the hormones your body will be producing giving you an almost heroin like high. Is it any wonder there are people that become addicted to combat? It's not really all that hard to understand.<br><br>
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Hey, if dumb people like you and Bryan deserve to live, so does everyone else! You may have killed in a video game or seen it on TV. Ever seen someone dead in front of you shot by a bullet or missing body parts? I am sure not. I have...<br><br>I have seen people shot, dismembered and also killed in street racing in cars and bikes. There is no difference! When you see a dead person, you will understand! Killing is no fun, unless your a psycho and then there are special places that will feed you nice lil colored pills to make you feel better.<br><br>Life is not a video game. People that die have fathers, mothers, sisters, kids... that they love and love them back. It's a war of brainwashed people out there, Americans like Arabs... no difference... all brainwashed to hate. None are right or wrong, and all have loved ones waiting for them to return home... the ones that still have a home...<br><br>_________________________________________<br>Just a different kinda geek...
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>The bigger shame is the ones making the big ruckus about it are the ones who cry foul about free speech every time a protestor is made to protest out of the view of the president. Yeah, way to champion the cause. The guy said it, good for him. Whether or not a person agrees with him he's got the right to say it.<p><hr></blockquote><p>sgt, you do know the difference between private citizens complaining about what a person said and the gov't throwing them in jail or herding them in a back lot for saying it . . . correct? i only ask because this gets at the "freedom of speech" issue that you seem to be addressing. <br><br>the guy absolutely has a right to say what he said. nobody questions that right. is he stupid for saying it? you betchya. <br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
Loc: New Hampshire
Some people think it's fun to shoot defenseless animals.<br><br>In this game, these animals both have guns and are shooting each other. Seems there both playing the same sport. Let them have their fun.<br><br>
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