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Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 04:57:23


Seatide Landon
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I just wanted to give a shout-out to all you soldiers who helped (and are helping) fight for the United States of America's freedom! Veteran's Day affects me a lot because I have many relatives who fought for my country. My great grandpa (who passed away of lung cancer ovver a decade ago) was in Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, when the Japanese bombed us. He even had a grenade go off on him.

Remember to take a moment to think of the great things our veterans have done for us. Even if your country does not celebrate Veteran's Day, still take a moment to think of what yor country's veterans or heroes have done for your country.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 05:18:36


𝓐utumn 𝓝orthwind
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Indeed its good to remember veterans here in canada my family has served in both World wars though my grandparents never talk bout it to much
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 07:43:39


myhandisonfire 
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yeah , ask the people in guatemala, nicaragua, vietnam, iran, serbia, colombia, venezuela, cuba, ecuador, san salvador, afghanistan, iraq etc. to stand still a minute and think of how much the usa improved their lives
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 08:11:03


Domenico
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*Touché...*

That's no reason not to honour the veterans, though. It's the politicians that decided to destroy those countries.

Here in the Netherlands, there are always some Indonesians protesting when the Dutch veterans are honoured, because, granted, we were definitely in the wrong there, but that's not the soldiers' fault.

I'm not sure, but I believe that the Germans also honour the lives lost fighting for Nazi Germany...
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 09:02:45


Perrin3088 
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myhandisonfire,
"Even if your country does not celebrate Veteran's Day, still take a moment to think of what yor country's veterans or heroes have done for your country."

notice how he said yor country's...

the people of guatemala does not have american veterans, they have guatemalan veterans.

Veterans day is more about honoring those willing to fight for the patriotism of their own country, whether they win/lose, and whether or not they were in the right in hindsight, those men and women fought for their country, and should be honored.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 09:32:35


myhandisonfire 
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Perrin ,

"notice how he said yor country's..."
You are right, I misread that.
Concerning the rest, I disagree on so many levels.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 11:35:54


Ace Windu 
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Personally, I prefer Nigel Tufnel day
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 13:23:09


Richard Sharpe 
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"That's no reason not to honour the veterans, though. It's the politicians that decided to destroy those countries."

Perfectly said.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 13:44:45


TRUMP 
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I am a proud American and I am thankful for the veterans who have fought for my freedom. But the US Military lost its way a long time ago. We need to stop being the worlds policeman and stop trying to remake the Middle East in our own image by "Shock and Awe" and anonymous drones.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 15:01:29


Domenico
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*Merci bien*, Richard.

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+1 for Mercenary.
Pity that our countries are, through weapon plants, dependent of war. It is vital for our well-being and, thus, order.
As George Orwell made Emmanuel Goldstein put it: *"War is Peace"*.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 15:08:18


Richard Sharpe 
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"But the US politicians lost its way a long time ago."


Fixed it for ya.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 16:30:27


Moros 
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Peace is having a bigger stick than your neighbor.
Deny that!
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 16:34:49

Nerko252
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Well i have a moment every months to honor the heroes that died for Bosnia and Herzegovina but we still lost Srebrenica but as the things are heading right now in about 5-10 years maybe less there will be another war :(
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 21:12:01


johnydecali
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Thanks to all Veterans past and present for your service and dedication to our country. Now time for USA to capitalize on the Hallmark holiday and make profit of it :|
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 21:27:46


Richard Sharpe 
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Never realized Hallmark was owned by the USA government...
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 21:49:07


devilnis 
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If Guatemala had developed into a vast world spanning empire, it too would be throwing its weight around to the detriment of vassal states and puppet nations, as has every empire in the history of man. Until there's a strong world government to keep things on an even keel, there will always be winners and losers in the game of power. Eventually the USA's star will fade and if we're still around as a species, some other power will grow and lord it over everyone with an iron fist. Funny, in fact, if you look into the history of how many of the nations named as victims of the US were created, why hey! That was the empire of Spain, and they treated their colonies FAR worse than the US has ever treated any nation other than maybe the bikini atolls.

As for Iran, they had thousands of years on center stage through multiple dynastic empires, and though the Persian empire was remarkably enlightened at several points, all in all they unleashed a river of blood and death through central asia. Hell even Afghanistan had its time on top of the stack during the days of Tamur the Lame.

The point is that the members of the US military have, by and large, shown much more discretion in their operations than the armies of many nations that came before, because the military is in a fishbowl and the by and large educated and well-meaning citizens lash out when truly bad atrocities (that used to be just part and parcel of armies on the march, such as rape, plunder, salting of the earth, poising of the wells, etc) come to light. Booyeah to them, sorry to those who get burned by the periodically misguided policies of the current most powerful nation on earth, and happy veteran's day :)
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 22:01:19


Richard Sharpe 
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Nicely said Devil.
Veteran's Day: 11/11/2011 22:26:33


x 
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those negroes would be murdering us if only they had the chance
Veteran's Day: 11/12/2011 01:54:10


Mian 
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x, you meaning it or not, although I wouldn't want to kill anyone, I still wouldn't mind sticking my own white foot to your arse for such a tasteless intervention. If only I had the chance.
Enjoy being part of mankind, Dude. It's not so much to ask.
Veteran's Day: 11/12/2011 02:12:37


devilnis 
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Tasteless, but undoubtedly true.
Veteran's Day: 11/12/2011 02:36:51


Dionysus
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Devil is enlightened on the subject. However this struggle for power and government corruption across the board is not the doing of soldiers. No matter what country youre from you should have respect soldiers. Puting your life on the line for other people is a noble cause. 99% do it for the people of their countries not the government. Now if you want to get really philosophical you could talk about tibets view on government and military. As interesting as it is.... kinda beside the point tho i guess. In the end when your taxed, your a governments money. They want to protect their money.
Veteran's Day: 11/12/2011 02:45:00


Dionysus
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just relized i misread a part of his post. so yeah nicely said.
Veteran's Day: 11/12/2011 08:36:33


Perrin3088 
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Dion, that's pretty much what I was attempting to say..

I, as an American, honour and respect Veterans.. not US veterans.. although to my eyes they come first because they provided me a service, ofc' as any nations people should put their soldiers first..

and I honour the soldiers that the US veterans fought, in each and every war..

Soldiers are people that believe so strongly in their belief's, their nation, to stand up and put their life on the line to protect it, free it, earn it, etc. And anyone who is willing to do that, even if I disagree with the reasoning, deserves the utmost respect, Dead or alive, IMHO of course.
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