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Postby MichaelXY » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:06 am

Funny that on a Marines paycheck it says Dept of Navy.

Who's your daddy :)

Of course this is all in fun, I hope you realize. Don't shoot.
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Postby alextemplet » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:27 am

We refer to ourselves as the Navy's men's department:

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And here's something else that's just too funny to resist:

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I am reminded of one day when I was cooking at Waffle House; my manager was an ex-sailor. One day, it was getting very busy, so he walks to the grill and says, "Okay Alex, let's rock-n-roll! We've got to keep this Navy-Marine partnership going!" I said, "Doesn't that mean you would send me to do the dirty work while you sit on the boat and drink beer?" He replied with equal humor, "Normally that's how it would work, but today I'm actually going to help you cook."

And speaking just for myself, I will always have a very deep respect for the Navy as it was Navy medical corpsmen who saved my life when I was wounded. Something like that deserves respect.
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Postby MichaelXY » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:47 am

That Caveman thing was just too darn funny. I spit out my drink.

And I understand your sentiment, and glad you made it back.
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Postby Jones » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:19 pm

My bad, I'll restate that:

And Alex, coming from a MARINE of the United States of America, this I shall brush off.
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:46 am

Is that supposed to be some kind of insult against my beloved Corps?
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Postby Jones » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:24 pm

I do suppose it is. How is it you belove something that has given you fear of sleep and has lead you to drink? Spending only a short period of time actually serving your country and having to live with the affects of it the rest of your life is a fair trade? That's crap, and guess what! They don't care.
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Postby Jones » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:26 pm

They used you, and you know it. They sit back comfortable in their warm offices watching the action, and you get to be terrified the rest of your life of simple dreams.
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Postby alextemplet » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:31 am

There's quite a few more consequences than that. First of all is the added safety of myself and my loved ones, because of what we did. I don't care what the cost is to myself as long as the people I love are protected. More than that, I can honestly say that though I am still young, I have done more to make a difference in the world than most people ever will. Because of what I and my brother Marines did, the Taliban will never again be a threat to world peace. Also for the rest of my life I can claim membership in the elite brotherhood of Marines, the finest warriors ever to live, taught to value honor and duty and loyalty to one's comrades and friends above all else; because of this, I know when I meet another Marine that I have met a brother, whom I can trust with my life because Marines look out for each other. Ronald Reagan was fully correct when he said, "Some people spend their entire lives wondering if they've made a difference, but Marines don't have that problem."

You are right that our government doesn't repay our military nearly enough for the sacrifices that we all make. However, that is not the fault of the Corps but of its political masters. We Marines, we are brothers; we do not die for our country, but for each other. That kind of devotion that Marines have for each other, that deserves respect, for that is the true definition of honor.
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Postby Jones » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:57 am

Okay, okay. Stick to your brotherhood and your self satisfaction. It's what makes you and a lot of people feel better about this life. I'm sorry I attacked your good intentions.
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Postby canalon » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:54 pm

OK. End of recess now. Back to the original topic, and if you want to keep on the subject start a new thread in the off topic, thanks.
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Postby Jones » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:10 pm

Right oh captain. :)
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Postby alextemplet » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:19 am

Aw. I don't want to go back to class.
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