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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-04-09 02:39 PM
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70. You had to use a picture of a WOMAN to make this point? I call bullshit.
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  -A passionate photo, country first, family second? Bushknew  Apr-04-09 12:25 PM   #0 
  - lots of families supported on pay  WannaJumpMyScooter   Apr-04-09 12:26 PM   #1 
  - How many would choose to sign up if it wasn't their last stop on the hiring list?  glowing   Apr-04-09 12:28 PM   #4 
  - Surprisingly enough, most of them  Warpy   Apr-04-09 12:40 PM   #11 
  - "Most go into the military and stay there as a career."  tabasco   Apr-04-09 01:43 PM   #48 
     - I think many more want to than actually do  Warpy   Apr-04-09 01:44 PM   #49 
  - Not all, but some of these people signed up for the extra pay.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:13 PM   #23 
  - I joined the military straight out of high school because I couldn't see a clear path to any other  yurbud   Apr-04-09 02:30 PM   #66 
  - Precisely.  aquart   Apr-04-09 12:30 PM   #5 
  - If your doing it mainly for the money rather than for country..  Bushknew   Apr-04-09 12:33 PM   #7 
     - really?  qazplm   Apr-04-09 01:40 PM   #45 
  - a lot of people join up for the money  Mari333   Apr-04-09 12:27 PM   #2 
  - instead of attacking the soldiers who fight and die, let's attack those who send them to war  NightWatcher   Apr-04-09 12:28 PM   #3 
  - bingo! nt  Mari333   Apr-04-09 12:30 PM   #6 
  - Everyone bears responsibility for their priorities & actions in life ...  Bushknew   Apr-04-09 12:40 PM   #12 
  - Well, your "book" isn't a best seller, now, is it? That's what happens when you play dishonest  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:31 PM   #43 
  - And YOUR actions, using a picture of a WOMAN, are total bullshit.  DevonRex   Apr-04-09 02:40 PM   #71 
  - Have you seen DUers "attacking" the soldiers? I haven't seen this.  Sal Minella   Apr-04-09 12:52 PM   #13 
  - Correct answer ...  RoyGBiv   Apr-04-09 12:58 PM   #15 
  - You have no idea...none  NeedleCast   Apr-04-09 12:34 PM   #8 
  - ....eating our seed corn....  Bigmack   Apr-04-09 12:34 PM   #9 
  - Are you trying to make some kind of underhanded point?  Squatch   Apr-04-09 12:37 PM   #10 
  - My Dad would have answered the same.  Lisa0825   Apr-04-09 12:54 PM   #14 
  - " My family *is* the reason I serve."  Bushknew   Apr-04-09 01:09 PM   #21 
  - My, you are a judgemental little one, aren't you?  Squatch   Apr-04-09 01:14 PM   #24 
  - I admire your restrant.  cali   Apr-04-09 01:20 PM   # 
     - Cali, my friend, I *was* tempted, let me assure you.  Squatch   Apr-04-09 01:27 PM   #39 
  - DU would be better served if the type of judgmental crap  cali   Apr-04-09 01:19 PM   #30 
  - Because you can only choose one from column A, and two from column B.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:22 PM   #32 
  - I feel the same way.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:18 PM   #29 
     - It's not if she's coming or going. It's that she went at all. Read post 21  Bushknew   Apr-04-09 01:23 PM   #33 
        - No one drafted her. She volunteered.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:28 PM   #40 
           - Exactly, She volunteered. She didn't have to be separated from her child.  Bushknew   Apr-04-09 02:04 PM   #52 
           - Exactly; the OP was worded very carefully--and deceptively. VeryBUSHLIKE,  blondeatlast   Apr-04-09 02:07 PM   #53 
  - This photo is heart-wrenching. And your OP: totally lame and shameful. n/t  rvablue   Apr-04-09 01:00 PM   #16 
  - I agree. shameful. nt  Lisa0825   Apr-04-09 01:20 PM   #31 
  - The mother is not leaving the child, FWIW. She's coming HOME.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:24 PM   #35 
     - It doesn't put a different spin on the part that pissed me off, which was the OPs commentary.  rvablue   Apr-04-09 01:35 PM   #44 
        - I agree with your irritation at the suggestion that the mother put  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:56 PM   #51 
  - Maybe she was called back to duty after having had children.  Vinca   Apr-04-09 01:02 PM   #17 
  - Nope--the premise is a lie. She's coming HOME from duty.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:24 PM   #36 
     - Well . . . yeah . . . that's pretty obvious.  Vinca   Apr-04-09 01:42 PM   #47 
        - Your enlistment contract is for a grand total of eight years.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:50 PM   #50 
  - who recommended this?  FLAprogressive   Apr-04-09 01:05 PM   #18 
  - yea.. she looks like she doesn't love that child one bit  nini   Apr-04-09 01:05 PM   #19 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-04-09 01:26 PM   #38 
  - You have no Shame  MadBadger   Apr-04-09 01:07 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-04-09 01:11 PM   #22 
  - No one I knew in my 20 years in the military joined for the money.  fasttense   Apr-04-09 01:14 PM   #25 
  - Isn't that the truth...  Squatch   Apr-04-09 01:17 PM   #27 
  - Yeah the pay really is bad if you figure the amount of time you spend on your "job"  fasttense   Apr-04-09 01:29 PM   #42 
  - Excellent post...  Cid_B   Apr-04-09 02:08 PM   #55 
  - The title of that piece is MOMMY COMES HOME.  MADem   Apr-04-09 01:16 PM   #26 
  - veterans against the war and the universal soldier  Mari333   Apr-04-09 01:17 PM   #28 
  - I really don't understand what you are trying to say  aikoaiko   Apr-04-09 01:24 PM   #34 
  - allow me to translate: the OP is saying that the woman in the picture  cali   Apr-04-09 01:25 PM   #37 
  - That's a really shitty thing to say about her.  aikoaiko   Apr-04-09 01:28 PM   #41 
  - Read 21  Bushknew   Apr-04-09 01:42 PM   #46 
  - I have and you're just covering your own lame, deceptive ass; kinda like--wait, wait,  blondeatlast   Apr-04-09 02:11 PM   #57 
     - No, & now we are having a surge in Afghanistan  Bushknew   Apr-04-09 02:21 PM   #61 
        - But you didn't say that in the OP, did you? You just exploited an innocent woman and child  blondeatlast   Apr-04-09 02:24 PM   #62 
  - a lame, exploitative smear of a military servicewoman coming home and greeting her child  Reterr   Apr-04-09 02:07 PM   #54 
  - 3 Recs wtf? eom  Reterr   Apr-04-09 02:08 PM   #56 
  - It is volutary to stay here in the US and pay taxes, so you shouldn't have complained about bush  The Straight Story   Apr-04-09 02:12 PM   #58 
  - Unfortunately for the Freeps that are salivating at the idea of DU jumping all over a military mom:  blondeatlast   Apr-04-09 02:17 PM   #59 
  - This is on the GP now???  Reterr   Apr-04-09 02:18 PM   #60 
  - I agree. Shortly after I joined this summer, I thought there was  rvablue   Apr-04-09 02:32 PM   #68 
  - I'm Going To Defend This OP. K & R  mudesi   Apr-04-09 02:24 PM   #63 
  - I wish I knew who the cowardly recs were. Props for ponying up  blondeatlast   Apr-04-09 02:37 PM   #69 
  - That is heartbreaking  tavalon   Apr-04-09 02:28 PM   #64 
  - Suggestion: read through the thread. The Op deliberately deceived you. nt  blondeatlast   Apr-04-09 02:30 PM   #65 
     - okay  tavalon   Apr-04-09 02:31 PM   #67 
  - You had to use a picture of a WOMAN to make this point? I call bullshit.  DevonRex   Apr-04-09 02:39 PM   #70 
  - Locking  cbayer   Apr-04-09 02:41 PM   #72 

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