Military Display

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  1. DComeaux

    DComeaux Senior Refuge Member

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    I was wondering what the thoughts were on this announcement. I for one have mixed emotions, with a heavy lean towards don't do it. If it's to honor the military that's one thing, an ego boost, well, that's another. I feel we don't need this type of display, and that it brings us down to an aggressors level. We really don't need this.
    I've always looked down on those nations that paraded around like banty roosters. They need to, we don't.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/trump-orders-military-celebration-in-washington-dc.html
     
  2. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Be prepared to be called a liberal because you don’t agree with it for very valid reasons.

    Your last sentence said it best....they need to, we don’t.
     
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    hartfish Elite Refuge Member

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    little man syndrome
    A man, small in stature, who attempts to overcome the way he believes other people perceive him (as a diminuative character) by 1) attaching himself to authority figures, 2) trying to manipulate himself into positions of control, 3) migrating toward positions of leadership, and 4) having a fairly volatile temper.
     
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    The_Duck_Master Elite Refuge Member

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    It's a waste of time and money and will do more harm to his and to our national image than any goodwill it provides to the military.
     
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  5. Boomn4x4

    Boomn4x4 Elite Refuge Member

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    Just show me a parade of tomahawks blowing up a camel jockey training camp .... that's all the inspiration and moral support I need. Anything else is just a waste of money and reflects poorly on us as a country.
     
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    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I like it! Maybe a fireworks show like the one in bahgdad during the first Iraq war. Id stay up for that!
     
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    chuam Elite Refuge Member

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    “The military is not Donald Trump’s to use and abuse this way. Our military is the very best in the world—they are not to be reduced to stagecraft to prop up Donald Trump’s image,” Eaton said. “Any commander in chief who respects the traditions of the military would understand that. Unfortunately, we do not have a commander in chief, right now, as much as we have a wannabe banana republic strongman.”

    -Major General Paul Eaton
     
  8. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    The coverage of OIF invasion is what pushed me to join. Watching that firepower is something else.
     
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    Bear Elite Refuge Member

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    Sometimes you have got to stand up and say...

    THIS WE WILL DEFEND!​
     
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    this is what "don't ask - don't tell" get's ya!
     

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