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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 07:17 PM
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33. Service? Yes. "My freedom"? Not so much.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-11 07:18 PM by lumberjack_jeff
The pilots of B1 didn't give my my freedom.
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  -"Thank you. For Freedom!" Message to our Soldiers from a farmer in Nebraska Mira  Sep-30-11 03:18 PM   #0 
  - soldiers enforce tyranny, not freedom.  ixion   Sep-30-11 03:32 PM   #1 
  - Maybe he meant freedom from Iraqis?  KansDem   Sep-30-11 03:41 PM   #6 
  - They're not thugs. They come from all walks of life, from our families and neighborhoods  Nuclear Unicorn   Sep-30-11 04:22 PM   #12 
  - They may not be when they go in  ixion   Sep-30-11 04:25 PM   #13 
     - They don't cease to be human. They still have their own minds and a conscience  Nuclear Unicorn   Sep-30-11 04:34 PM   #14 
        - No, they don't, and that is exactly my point.  ixion   Sep-30-11 04:37 PM   #15 
           - How about when they're trained to NOT kill?  Nuclear Unicorn   Sep-30-11 04:42 PM   #16 
           - I've seen it happen too many times to too many people, including my close friends and family  ixion   Sep-30-11 04:45 PM   #17 
              - Yeah. "Close friends." Sure.  Nuclear Unicorn   Sep-30-11 04:57 PM   #22 
                 - Yes. Close friends, and my family.  ixion   Sep-30-11 05:09 PM   #27 
           - Sigh ... I guess I'm human wreckage.  11 Bravo   Sep-30-11 04:49 PM   #18 
           - your resentment is part and parcel of what I'm talking about.  ixion   Sep-30-11 04:51 PM   #19 
           - Sorry, but I don't even resent the people who shot me. My resentment is directed at those ...  11 Bravo   Sep-30-11 04:54 PM   #20 
           - I own it, and I stand by what I said, although I don't mean it as an insult  ixion   Sep-30-11 05:05 PM   #24 
           - Ouch!  pinboy3niner   Sep-30-11 05:06 PM   #26 
           - At least you're right on ONE point  pinboy3niner   Sep-30-11 04:55 PM   #21 
           - Me, too, bro  pinboy3niner   Sep-30-11 05:01 PM   #23 
              - What you said, pinboy3niner.  11 Bravo   Sep-30-11 05:27 PM   #28 
                 - To a dedicated teacher like you, I have only one thing to say...  pinboy3niner   Sep-30-11 05:40 PM   #30 
           - Yawn...  Cid_B   Sep-30-11 05:33 PM   #29 
              - Yawn all you want.  ixion   Sep-30-11 05:58 PM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-30-11 05:06 PM   #25 
     - Yup, every fucking one of us - trained murderers - lusting for nothing more than ...  11 Bravo   Sep-30-11 07:15 PM   #32 
  - the Constitution gives us freedom, not the military.  provis99   Sep-30-11 03:36 PM   #2 
  - +1  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-30-11 03:38 PM   #4 
  - exactly.  ixion   Sep-30-11 03:39 PM   #5 
  - How are Iraq, Af/pak, Yemen et al threatening our freedom  NightWatcher   Sep-30-11 03:38 PM   #3 
  - Fucking military psych shit. n/t  L0oniX   Sep-30-11 03:43 PM   #7 
  - Unrec.  LAGC   Sep-30-11 03:45 PM   #8 
  - Thank you Mr. Bellevue farmer  kctim   Sep-30-11 03:50 PM   #9 
  - ...  Ian David   Sep-30-11 03:50 PM   #10 
  - To which I ask "from what, or from whom?"....because blowing up, and then re-building schools...  truebrit71   Sep-30-11 03:55 PM   #11 
  - Service? Yes. "My freedom"? Not so much.  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-30-11 07:17 PM   #33 
  - That's nice! I used to pass by there all the time, but never saw this.  TwilightGardener   Sep-30-11 07:20 PM   #34 

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