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POWERFUL! This 52 Second Clip Will Produce A Lump In Your Throat (Original Post) Playinghardball Nov 2012 OP
Yes.....bring them home...Beautifully done! n/t CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #1
War is a Racket Ezlivin Nov 2012 #2
Yeah but Sempere Fidelius and medals ya know. xtraxritical Nov 2012 #5
Not So, Ya Know? USMCMustang Nov 2012 #8
K&R nt ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #3
Yes! Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #4
NOW... MrMickeysMom Nov 2012 #6
fought back the tears... PABigDaddyDemocrat Nov 2012 #7

Ezlivin

(8,153 posts)
2. War is a Racket
Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:11 PM
Nov 2012
I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force--the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, [b style="color:red"]I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was part of a racket all the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service.


Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC, two-time Medal of Honor recipient
 

xtraxritical

(3,576 posts)
5. Yeah but Sempere Fidelius and medals ya know.
Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:33 PM
Nov 2012

Young people like the hardware they get to play with too. Shooting big stuff is cool and worth dying for, no? All for one and one for all and we're bud's for life, you know?

 

USMCMustang

(109 posts)
8. Not So, Ya Know?
Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:58 PM
Nov 2012

When and where did you serve? In what branch? You are stereotyping people you don't know, i.e my wife. She does want to come home, but could care less about playing with hardware. Buds for life. You obviously have no clue. Shooting big stuff is not worth dying for; your people are.

7. fought back the tears...
Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:34 PM
Nov 2012

PABigDaddyDemocrat isn't ONLY a clever online handle.

I won't waste time trying to convince you that I love my kids more than anyone else even though I believe it's true.

That love usurps all other things and concepts at this point.

I can't even imagine a time when I would entertain their entre into conflict of any more truck than might take place over a candy or toy.

I'll watch this again after work and let these tears of love flow freely. I will hope that all of our troops come home, and soon.

Here's to the Peace.
May it increase.

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