Attachment 9457 Chilling in the turret at Drill this weekend. It was freaking COLD.
Attachment 9458 Last one.
Thank you for serving our country.
Yes, a genuine thanks, ASVP.
Latest pic of my Daughter...ok, everyone all at once...AWWWWWWWWW :)
AWWWWWWW... Beautiful! Congrats!
Ditto here ASVP .... cr****
oh sorry AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Why are we thanking that guy?
Why do you, just out of curiosity. Like, what did his involvement do for you?
I find the idea of thanking people who volunteer to fight a war you don't think should be happening to be idiotic. They're to blame.
Maybe the people who thanked him support the war.
No one ever thanks me for paying my taxes.
I thanked him for the sun picture. What else would we thank him for?
That's precisely the problem with it. They're agreeing to fight a battle without knowing what they're going to be told to do. This makes them morally implicit in whatever crimes the people in power decide to pursue. If they weren't so fucking willing to volunteer, those assholes wouldn't have a nice big standing army to go cause trouble with.
no one ever pays me in gum :(
The powers at be could always implement a draft or entice them with better benefits, there is always a way to get what the fuck they want. Some dudes willing to lay down their own lives for what they consider to be a noble cause is hardly the issue.
So pretty, Sean.
I think in the 90s and 00s the American public probably over-corrected from the Vietnam era in how it regarded veterans and active-duty service members in everyday life. I don't think that everyone who goes out of their way to thank someone in uniform is necessarily wrong, and I am sure people here and elsewhere act in good faith when they thank service members. But I also think a dangerous culture of reverence has developed for the military that a) makes it much easier for political leaders to inoculate themselves from criticism about their decisions to deploy troops into conflict, and b) makes it easier for the average citizen to see conflict as an abstract concept where we embrace the heroic "sacrifice" or "service" of the paid military and their families while essentially contributing nothing to the conflict ourselves, other than showing our patriotism by "thanking" them all of the time.
She is beautiful, Sean. Thank you too.
Anyone who would volunteer for a position where it is entirely possible they might be involved in the murder of innocent people but is willing to just take that chance is morally bankrupt.