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Generalize about a Marine or Soldier

  1. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    -Make a generalized statement about all Marines or Soldiers. What do you think all have in common in how they act or live? Do you think they are stupid or careless?

    1. goodfriendiam profile image61
      goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I truly salute them. For I was a poor military woman, scared as shit. I was on a naval ship and when I had to train for fire rescue, I was on the front line, that did me in. I couldn't take it, knowing I would have to go first and maybe die. I am a sad soul indeed. Or at least I use to be. We need our military, and if I were young again, maybe I would join up with the Army. But then again, I think I am needed else were in this battle of humane life.

      1. marinealways24 profile image59
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank You for adding. I was looking for a bad generalization that I could argue. lol.

        1. goodfriendiam profile image61
          goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I know. I just had to add my thoughts smile

          1. marinealways24 profile image59
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            And they are always welcomed and enjoyed.

    2. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think they are Brave and Selfless.

      1. marinealways24 profile image59
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Honerable comment, Thank You.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Most marines I ever met were what I call "dingy". big_smile

      1. marinealways24 profile image59
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol as in surfer dingy? I can roll with that one. lol We did have some dingy ones.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I certainly don't think they are stupid or careless. I see them as more strict and uptight...marine's anyway. But, of course knowing you, we know that is not true big_smile

    I have nothing against soldiers in the least, if that is their chosen profession then good for them.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You for posting. Lmao @ "I see them as more strict and uptight...marine's anyway. But, of course knowing you, we know that is not true big_smile" That one brightened my morning! TY

      Very commendable comment, it's true sacrifice to fight for your country, even when you disagree with the leader or policies while you are in. Thank You.

  3. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Where are the people that are anti-military? No negative comments about military personnel?

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    You know, I don't think you will find many people who are anti-military. You will find a lot of people against the wars going on but that does not mean they are against the people who are sent into them.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have seen some in a thread talking about disrespecting military members for being robots. It was a while back, I don't remember the thread or hub. It simply amazes me that anyone would criticize the backbone of their defense or freedom.

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good Answer , I agree.

      I dont think soldiers or marines that behave like idiots would last very long either.

      1. marinealways24 profile image59
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not long at all. Or their time is hell.

  5. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Marines are like McDonalds workers. They get taught the basics of the business. The program can be applied to any idiot.

    Yes they are robots. They get given an order and they have to obey.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol Here is the ignorance I was looking for. Do McDonalds workers risk their lives for others freedom? What is the most honerable job you have worked? Like your theory, your ignorance can be applied to any idiot. They obey all orders for the sacrifice they signed up for. The sacrifice of self for others. A sacrifice that you are apparently too ignorant and selfish to understand.

      1. marinealways24 profile image59
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I wanted to add to this. Like the ignorance that produced his comment, his ignorance keeps him from understanding that the military is what gives him the freedom to make his ignorant remarks. He criticizes the very backbone of his free speech. How much intelligence is this?

        1. livewithrichard profile image84
          livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          In his defense, Darkside is not an American with the same rights we enjoy.  He may have similar rights but they come from his own country not ours...plus you did ask for a generalized statement not a compliment.

          1. marinealways24 profile image59
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I did ask for a generalization, not a disrespectful ignorant remark in comparing military with a robot or mcdonalds worker. He is clearly misinformed on sacrifice. I'm sure he has military in his country. I don't think they would appreciate being called robots. All military sacrifices individual freedom, not just the US military.

          2. marinealways24 profile image59
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank You for taking his defense. He obviously didn't want to defend the comment himself.

            1. livewithrichard profile image84
              livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yea, I just like to keep things in perspective.  You and I are ex-military and have a different perspective than others.  Plus, sometimes we forget that even though we are typing this stuff from the safety of the US, a large part of this community is not from here.  We must always respect their culture and remember we don't always have to draw a line and dare someone to cross it because no matter how hard you try, you will never convince everyone that your way of life is better than theirs.

              1. marinealways24 profile image59
                marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I understand we all have different perspectives. I simply wanted to point out that Marines along with his military all have common ground in sacrificing self for others. I don't think someone should have to be in the military or in the US to understand this. I feel it should be common sense. I also wanted to show that most to all grouped generalizations are false. The negatives ones anyways. Thank You for adding your thoughts.

        2. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The deep end: you've gone off it.

          So I'm ignorant, misinformed, selfish... did I just not make a generalization? You were after all, looking for an argument...



          ...and when a generalization is made you throw a little tantrum and start throwing personal insults.

          Do me a favour and check out point number 10 on this page. My last position there was Quality Assurance.

          1. marinealways24 profile image59
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I am still swimming.

            If I was simply looking for arguements, why have you been the only one I disagreed with out of all the post's?


            You first compare me to a mcdonalds worker and robot, then accuse me of firing the insults. Hypocritical.


            Why would you make weapons and then criticize military as robots? You supported them. Were you not a robot also?

            1. darkside profile image80
              darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You really need to get over yourself. What do they say about being careful what you wish for because you might get it? Did you not say "I was looking for a bad generalization that I could argue."?

              You were looking for a bad generalization. I gave it to you. And then you had to make a whole bunch of posts that were personal in nature.

              Hypocritical on my part or idiotic on your part?

              1. marinealways24 profile image59
                marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Maybe a little of both, but I am willing to admit my faults, I believe different of you.

                I try to be as humble as possible. You make a comment that I need to get over myself. lol. Again, you accuse me of firing the insults.



                My remarks was only personal to that specific comment.


                When comparing a military member to a robot or mcdonalds worker, what does common sense say the result will be?


                If I am an idiot for asking for the bad generalizations, should they just be left uncorrected? To be left uncorrected would be idiotic in my belief.

                1. darkside profile image80
                  darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You miss the point. You are an idiot for asking for one, and then throwing a hissy fit because you got one.



                  I gave you one, and I already outlined how you made a personal attack, so don't cry now that a person is being insulting back.

                  Do I really believe what I said? No. But as far as analogies go, it does actually get off to a good start.

                  About 12 years ago I heard a man in a small business management course I was attending outline a similar analogy. He was talking about business systems. I've mentioned my previous experience. At the time I had a close friend in the army, a brother-inlaw in the army, to name just two, and the guy sitting next to me in the course used to be in the army. Neither I nor he got all riled up. We sat and listened.

                  I won't go into detail about what was explained or how it was explained, because it would, given your responses in this thread, most likely go over your head. Then again that might just be a generalization I've made about you.

                  1. marinealways24 profile image59
                    marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    lol I'm not crying, i'm enjoying this. I can probably guess what you guys talked about and the point you want to make about how military is robotic. It still doesn't outweigh sacrifice.

    2. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol... Marines and Soldiers are trained in leadership and discipline.  Each new administration has an agenda and sets the mission for all branches of the military.  They follow a rule of law that is set by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and defend our country.  Unlike a McDonalds worker, they have a sense of honor and duty and most take great pride in what they do.  They don't only take orders the give orders.  They have many opportunities to prosper in their career and gain valuable knowledge that can transition much more effectively to the civilian world.

      Robots, hardly... they make realtime life or death decisions based on their training, experience and situation.  If you think I'm wrong, go ask a Marine for a Big Mac and Fries, see what you get in return....

      1. marinealways24 profile image59
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He obviously already gets his ignorant knowledge from big mac's and fries.

    3. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My appologies to Darkside, Thank You for posting this. You gave me the example I wanted of why I posted the thread. In all honesty, thanks for posting this. I appologize for any personal attacks.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Well marine, you got a response that you were looking for.LOL Yeah, I have an idiot son in Camp Legune. So be careful DS, hehe

  7. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Killers smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol We have heart and compassion also. Not only killing. But the heart/compassion is not trained.

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I did not say you don't. But the essence of your job is to kill, slice it or dice it. smile

        1. livewithrichard profile image84
          livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The essesne of the job is to defend and to do that sometimes people have to die.

        2. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Mine was, yes. But some are trained more to save lives while others are trained to take lives. Richard was trained more to save lives. So not all training is to kill. Maybe in basic. But after that, different training.

    2. readytoescape profile image60
      readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      As the father of two members of the Military, one Army and one Air Force that have, between the two of them, served 7 combat tours of duty, the term killers is offensive.

      These young men like thousands of others provide you a service you can never repay. They protect your life, your liberty, and even your right to post idiotic words.

      Spout all you want, but from the first shot, fired in defense, over two hundred years ago they have protected you and your way of life. You may disagree with their use as a whole, but disagree with the civilian authority that directs them. That is completely another argument, one, at times, I might even agree with, but disrespect of the American Soldier will not be tolerated.

      If you speak as an enemy and from fear, then good be afraid. Be very afraid.

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Afraid of what? That they kill me? It just proves my point smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol I had to laugh at that.

        2. readytoescape profile image60
          readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Did you actually make a point? And my comment proves what? You’re afraid? You’re the Enemy? That you are such an anti-war Kool-aid drinker that you can’t think for yourself?

          Typically liberal attack, if they can’t respond intelligently, ridicule.

          1. Misha profile image76
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the giggles. I know it is hard, but take your time to read my hubs and forum posts, you may see then that your attack was - ummm - misguided, to say it politely smile

            And yes, I made a point, that soldiers by definition kill. You can argue with this as much as you can, it won't change the facts. smile

            1. readytoescape profile image60
              readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Kill, yes when required, agreed. Do they not also liberate, rescue, feed, protect? A soldier by definition: is a person who serves in an Army or is engaged in military service.

              They are Killers by your umm.. less than valued opinion Mr. Webster.

              A very poor choice of a word as an overall portrayal of their vocation and character. 

              You are welcome for the lesson.

              Perhaps you should apply more of your, Umm, self-evoked talents in your comments rather than require others to research and interpret your folio of manifestos to determine your meaning.

              1. Misha profile image76
                Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Now if you tell me that Army's purpose is anything else than defeating an enemy, or that there is a military way of defeating an enemy without killing its soldiers, I will laugh even more. lol

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                  Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  How about I tell you?  From the mouth of a liberal, who lives with another liberal who is also a former well-decorated army officer (and yes, I am proud of him and his qualifications/achievements, thank you very much, that's why I'm with him).  The military (at least the American army) serves in many peace keeping and humanitarian operations all over the world.  In addition to his other 'qualifications,' and high educational level, he was a medic who once delivered a Cuban baby in the middle of a war zone, built a refugee camp, provided rice to the Sudanese....  Well, the list of achievements goes on and on.

                  wink

                  1. Misha profile image76
                    Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I think you need Pest to explain to you what Army is all about. Sure thing, American army was created to deliver Cuban babies, Castro could not do this without American help. They just have those funny armored ambulances with guns, to repel mosquitoes, you know lol

                2. marinealways24 profile image59
                  marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  We are on the verge of losing minimal life from ground combat with the introduction of the drone aircrafts which can be armed and flown with remote. This brings the question, how many lives will the drones take as we move closer and closer to the remote controlled wars.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Misha stop talking about the Marines' bodies jeez lmao Sorry couldn't resist

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL You mean like killer body? I am not into this, but I definitely see your point smile

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          hehehe Sorry Misha but I had to...and EW I dated two Marines one turned out to be psycho...like stalker psycho and the other just wanted a screw body until he moved back to Texas to get back with his ex-wife...and who did he pick ME

          1. Misha profile image76
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No need to be sorry, totally smile

  8. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I think the biggest misconception about the military is that it is full of thoughtless drones running around with loaded guns looking for a fight.  It's just not true.  The military has counterpart for nearly every career that is in the civilian world.  As Marine stated, I was a combat medic trained to save lives and not just our own.  Yes, my first mission was always to defend my country and yes I was trained to kill but in my entire career in the Army, I never shot my weapon at a live target and I did my fair share of saving a few lives.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      All military jobs are commendable and honerable in my belief when someone contracts their life for others.

  9. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Generally, controlling.

    And I'm just popping out so in case I don't come back and defend my generalisation, that'll be why. I'm foraging. Becuase my soldier ordered me to wink

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lmao, I can go with that one. lol


      Ty for hopping in and brightening the thread.

  10. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    lol Marine. The problem isn't so much what he does - rather it's what I don't.

    Which is why I'm still here instead of following my sargents' order. Or as he likes to call them - a request.

    From which he expects a favourable response. Or else wink

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol Does he make you stand at attention or do you get spanked?

  11. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Not so sure if this is the same in other parts of the world, but here, I heard that the phrase "bring in the marines" means the soldiers can no longer handle the heat of the battle so they call in the marines to do the dirty job for them. smile

    Also when I was going out with a marine, the common thing I always hear is that they have a girl in every place they go to. Wonder if that is really true? smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The first one is true, the second one is false. lol

      1. emievil profile image84
        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, now your response sounds familiar. The guy I was going out with also said the SAME thing! smile

        Seriously though, I admire the marines. They have the (extreme) training, the discipline and the unity not always found in the soldiers.

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol I try to be real. Thank You

      2. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The first one is obviously false... The Marines go in first and the Army comes in to clean up.

        The second one...well that's the Navy, they have a girl at every port. smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol I would have expected no less.

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I take offense to that comment about the Navy, Richard. Not every Navy man is a cheating idiot! And i hate when people talk about the military as a whole like that!

          1. livewithrichard profile image84
            livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LoL crazdwriter, you'll have to ask your husband about inter-military humor.  We all love and respect each other but we all have our humorous anecdotes about the other branches... I have a long line of Navy men in my family as well as Army and Marines but none of us were weak enough to join the Air Force...lol

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              Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yes well when it comes to the spouses you should watch what you say...I take offense to it humor or not.

              1. livewithrichard profile image84
                livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                You never watched McHale's Navy, did you? And did you not notice we were in a thread that is asking for generalized statements.  Having served my country, I think I've earned the right to add humor whenever I like big_smile

            2. Valerie F profile image60
              Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Air Force women are the bravest in the military!

              1. livewithrichard profile image84
                livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I wouldn't doubt the bravery of any person in the military cool

        3. emievil profile image84
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hmmmmm, actually soldiers go in first, then they call the Marines to fix things up, then when things are fixed, soldiers go in again for the clean up and to take the credit smile.

          On the second one? Here, the mother company of marines is the navy so I guess like mother (navy), like daughter (marines)? smile Like generalizations go, this one obviously has some truth behind it but it doesn't apply to all cases, all the time.

  12. Helen Cater profile image60
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Maybe the two of you should just get a room lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm married to my wife. You take him. lol

      1. Helen Cater profile image60
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ha ha I will ask my husband.

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol I will leave that one alone. I hope my wife will never ask me a question like that. lol

  13. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    My husband served in the first Gulf War.  He is a wonderful man.  The Army taught him a lot.  The army helped him get his shi** together.  He was injured in the war by a land mine, but I don't think he would have traded the experience of getting to serve our country for anything.  I admire anyone who sets foot on foreign soil to risk his/her life for our country.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for adding that. Thanks to you and your husband.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    My husband is a Navy Corpsman working with the resevre Marines out here in Cali. He is very brave and I love him for doing what he does. Even when back when he was attatched to a ship and I had to live 6 months without him on an island far from family and friends.  He is my strength and my one true love.

    Military men and women make me proud. And the arrogant jack@$$es who put them down disgusts me. I am very proud of the military and am proud to be a part of it.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You for adding that. The Corpsmen in our unit worked as hard as we did. They lived in the field the same as we did. I have a lot of respect for them. They definately should get more recognition. Thanks.

  15. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

      lol lol

  16. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I don't think there are going to be any anti-military people in HubPages. Probably best to find them in another forum or ezine. I think they (anti-military ones) need their heads examined or most likely just schizophrenics ...hmm I love the guys I write to n they feel the same for me big_smile so I have nothing bad to say about our military. Sorry.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm very happy you love them, but that doesn't mean that people who are anti-military are schyzo. You sound just as some people in the religion forum big_smile

      1. Dame Scribe profile image61
        Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not shy to admit that I am hard on people who are openly hostile to military personnel and that's where I will stand because it does happen and has happened. Not sure how that compares to religion, but whatever floats your boat. OK. big_smile

  17. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Friendly fire is not a real attack lol

  18. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Hey Marine , Were you a real marine ,and if so ,for how long .
    I was just curious , and I mean no offence.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, 4 years. Then I got out to be free. lol

  19. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    lol

    I am reminded of that song Freefallin ,thanks for your answer btw.
    Have you written about your experiences ,be a good hub. smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote a little. It's boring for me to write about that.

  20. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I was actually asking why Marine posted this thread, you thought. lol

    Sorry, I did not say it clear enough. smile

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No.  I like double entendre.  Occupational hazard, probably, and also explains what I mean with the 5th, lol, wink...but that's all I'll say!

      Anyway!  Marine posted this because he's ex military and wanted to disprove any generalizations people have about soldiers...or something like that.  He's good for things like this.

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Marine himself answered my post a few pages ago, and I think we are on the same page with him on this. Still don't see any grounds for friendly fire smile

        Anyway, I am off to bed, good night everybody. smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank You for the support Misha. Much Appreciated.

      2. readytoescape profile image60
        readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Even though Misha's Post Is a bit lower I wanted to respond to you since you took up the mantle of battle with this <snipped personal attack> and to your BF... Thank him for me. My response to him is as follows:

        Interestingly enough if he is off to bed, it would appear,given the time of a normal person's bed time, and the apparent time zone difference he is one of those ungrateful Europeans that have forgotten what American Blood provided for them by killing all those wonderful Nazi's that were so humane in their war fighting and extermination tactics. Do thing names of places like Omaha, Utah, Gold or Sword mean anything to you. You are beneath contempt. I usally do not respond to your ilk but your opinions disgust me and millions of other Americans. Your lack of shame has no depth.

      3. marinealways24 profile image59
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Pretty much, to cancel out all negative generalizations to give the military the respect/honor they deserve for sacrificing personal freedom for others. Even when some they are sacrificing for are unappreciative. I would like to wake some up to understand the military they criticize is the core of why they have free speech to even write or read on hubpages.


        Thank you for your comments and support. Much Appreciated.

  21. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image93
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    A former marine, who served in combat (twice), could never become an anarchistic peace activist, who hasn't fought anything but unnecessary hunger in years.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You for your time, Much Appreciated. I think we all fight unnecessary hunger in some way or another, whether we are still in or not.

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image93
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You might be surprised how much opposition there is to the simple act of feeding hungry people and how much of it is being done in your name.

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    I cannot thank the armed forces enough for what they do to protect our rights and freedom...thanks you all

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You Sir, Very Honerable Comment, I am not in anymore, but I try to remind myself on a daily basis of why I have what I have. It's from others sacrifice.

  23. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Obviously having any kind of serious discussion with you is impossible. Teasing you does not seem like fun either, cause you are so predictable.

    Being generally polite person, unlike you, I decided to say bye to you, though. Ciao. smile

    Oh, and I reported your posts for personal attacks. smile

  24. goodfriendiam profile image61
    goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago

    marine did you write that hub you were talking writing the other night?

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, I think so. lol I'm pretty sure I did.

      1. goodfriendiam profile image61
        goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL...you don't remember....it was all those unicorns, butterflies and daisy's I believe, that gave you short term memory lost...... big_smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol I'm pretty sure I wrote it, just can't remember which one it was. Can you remind me of what we were talking about besides the daisy's and butterflies? lol

  25. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    I would like to add, I think it's perfectly alright to criticize government for their use of the military. I would be a fool to say the government never misuses the military.

    I simply want to point out that when an individual enlists in the military, they sacrifice all freedom/individuality for their country/government. It is not that individuals fault if their government makes a foolish decision, the individual in the military has no choice but to follow the order. The individual sacrificed personal freedom to disagree with the government for the country and citizens. If someone wants to put blame on military for a foolish decision, the blame most often is found in the government.

  26. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Well I don't know any!!!
    We don't get out much here. I'm not that sure about my point of view in regards to sailors; but obviously in Bumble Town there is a lot of support because the song on the top of our Hit Parade is one called: "In the Navy."

    As far as Soldiers goes though we do have a group here who call themselves the Bumble Town Forestry Artillery Unit. They are pretty staunch and have the latest shangis that have a range of 5 miles, depending on the weight of the pinecones used for ammo. You might have heard of them; as they were featured in an article on modern warfare in Janes weaponry in 1992.
    (it's on the same page as her recipes for pickled onions).

    Glad I could Help lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lmao, I have no clue of anything you are talking about. Pretty much all I caught was "In The Navy", fun song. lol Are you talking about a potato gun military? lol Thank You for adding what you added, why you added, I do not know, but it worked. lol

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well then...... I guess you answered your own question!
        Perhaps some servicemen should consider:
        That irrepective of how primative or misunderstood another country's defenses may seem...
        You can Always get your butt kicked!! Even with a Pinecone.
        The Art of War has proven this throughout the centuries, has it not?
        You may understand.. if you take the time to read my latest hub.
        You may find many relevant points within it also.
        I was not promoting the wholesale use of potatoes... being of Irish heritage... Potatoes are sacred.. lol

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol I respect every military, pinecones or not. All deserve their due respect. Agreed, potatoes are sacred, especially the ones in Idaho.

  27. womanNshadows profile image78
    womanNshadowsposted 7 years ago

    i always hesitate adding anything.  these get so heated with people utilizing ad hominem ad nauseum.  it seems no one debates.  they immediately use their 'pens' as swords to eviscerate without any foundation of real knowledge other than the media and casual conversation with peers to draw from.  they do not try to find out both sides them make an informed opinion.

    my Marine was drafted out of high school.  he went to the University of Vietnam.  he served three tours rather than dodge the draft and abandon his country.  for that he was called a killer.  he killed but he was not a murderer nor did he ever in all the years i knew him use mind murder to win an argument.  he was fair, honest, had a high moral compass, and more honor than i've ever known in a person.  he was the kind of person others should aspire to be, like a lot of Marines and Air Force and Navy and Army i met over the years.

    generalizations are dangerous.  there are good attorneys and bad ones.  good bankers and bad ones.  good doctors and ones with God complexes.  there are good soldiers and Marines and bad ones.

    on the whole, our military men and women do their jobs with honor, great personal fear at times missing their families and wondering how they might die today, and yes, they follow orders.  but not all do so blindly like robots.  my husband was a Master Gunney but retired from the Corps as a Master Sargent because he showed a First Lieutenant how not to be too arrogant and almost shoot someone on the firing range.  the General was glad my husband had intervened but there had to be that reprisal.  my husband wasn't a robot.  he didn't always kill.  he rescued as well.

    that's all i've got to say.  and i will hesitate to return to see how my 2 cents has been scanned and twisted to mean something else.  it saddens me to see that people are so ready to destroy something with an arrogance they shouldn't feel.  only old warriors know what really happened out there.  only their families can see the toll defending our country takes.  and until Darkside, and whomever else from this country who believes this country's military is unnecessary and nothing but a lot of mindless killing machines, can safely take their families for picnics and hikes in say the lovely hills of Afghanistan with no worries other than ants and possible rain, i guess we will be seeing them honor their convictions by moving to another country.  they should pick up a copy of "Man Without a Country" before they check out.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You for you and your husbands time. Much Appreciated.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Thanks to you Marine and Pearldriver I instantly thought of the movie Down Periscope and now have the song 'In the Navy' stuck in my head lol thanks guys! lmao

    which reminds me my godfather was in the Navy and he was in the submarines...how he did it i have no clue but I am sure proud of him and his wife who had to put up with him gone so much.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol give all the credit to Pearldiver. Much thanks your gf, I don't think I would enjoy a sub. very much.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    No way...I went into a sub once...the scorpion that is sitting next to the Queen Mary in Long beach, Cali. I couldn't do it...too close to each other and I tried to throw myself through the doors like how they have to sometimes and nearly ripped my arms out of their sockets lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't like the idea of being in the middle of the ocean a few hundred feet under the water with torpedos chasing me. I have watched the movie "U-571" too many times. lol

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol yea that is a scary thought too. especially since outside is nothing but bone crushing WATER lol Oh graet thanks...now yu put those lovely thoughts in my head. lmao

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol no problem. Now imagine the subs. engine stops running in the ocean. Now the sub. sinks until it crushes in the depths of the ocean. Imagine that time waiting for the ocean to crush you and the sub. It would probably seem like an eternity. I definately prefer ground over water.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    UGH Marine! you big meanie! thanks...now i'm gonna have nightmares of being trapped in a sub!

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about that, I got U-571 movie flashbacks.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thankfully I didn't have any nightmares. Or I would have came on here and done this *thhhhhhhhhhhhpppppppppppp* hehehe

 
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