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Postby Asta » January 19th, 2008, 5:11 am

It is my personal opinion, not meant to be disrespectful in any way.

Very few few historically have been worth all the bloodshed that goes hand in hand with it. And what Bush is doing is just beyond sad, and has been so for a long time. And i would just hate for more people to die, regardless of which side they are on.

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Postby amazincc » January 19th, 2008, 5:16 am

I didn't mean you, Asta... :hug3:
I meant that I could come across as disrespectful, because I feel very strongly about this whole issue - I am a pacifist to the core.

Ditto on that whole Hitler fiasco... even though every country turned a blind eye for a very long time before finally taking action. I am from Germany, and our history is a sad one - too bad people don't learn from it.
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Postby Brindlebaby » January 19th, 2008, 12:58 pm

On January 19 2008, 1:31 AM, amazincc wrote:
On January 18 2008, 4:47 PM, cheekymunkee wrote:Holy hell is right!!! DId your mom know you were considering this?


Nope... can't say that she did. :x
Jessica is going to take a break from posting here... I will keep you guys updated though, if this Army thing becomes reality.


Whew! :clap: Thank goodness. Too many of our young are dying at Bush's hands. And for what? :x
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Postby Asta » January 19th, 2008, 1:13 pm

On January 19 2008, amazincc wrote:I didn't mean you, Asta... :hug3:
I meant that I could come across as disrespectful, because I feel very strongly about this whole issue - I am a pacifist to the core.

Ditto on that whole Hitler fiasco... even though every country turned a blind eye for a very long time before finally taking action. I am from Germany, and our history is a sad one - too bad people don't learn from it.


Oh, most of Europe turned a blind eye for quite some time, even so called neutral Sweden... Norway was pretty ok resistance wise :)
It is really too bad though with Hitler, because from the start he did a lot for Germany from an econimical standpoint of view. It was when he started going :crazy: it went downhill...
And i do agree, it is sad that we don´t learn from history! Everyone should watch movies about WW2 in school and take notes for life! And i recommend watching Band of Brothers to pretty much everyone i discuss with.


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Postby iluvk9 » January 19th, 2008, 2:16 pm

I think parents just want their children to be safe, no matter what their career path. Christine, I certainly understand your concern for your daughter.

As a few people know, my son originally was in NYPD academy (for 2 weeks) while waiting to be called to the FDNY academy. It was the exact time Officer Russel Timoshenko was shot and killed. I was a mess. It's not that FDNY is less dangerous, but I know my son IS a firefighter. Police Officer.... not so much.

I also believe Mom's know their children very well. Which is probably why you aren't accepting of the Army for YOUR daughter, Christine.

Whatever path she chooses, she will be in all our prayers.
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Postby cheekymunkee » January 19th, 2008, 6:06 pm

My whole family is military with the exception of 4 of my surviving nephews. And I plan for it to STAY that way. I lost an uncle to Viet Nam and his name sake to Iraq ( well, the aftermath, he was not killed in battle). His younger brother has talked of joining the Peace Corps & I objected strongly to that as has his mom & dad so hopefully we have talked him out of it. A very close friend of Amanda's hung himself in order to avoid his 3rd tour. Too many kids....

I am extremely proud of my family & their service but now is NOT the time. This is not the war.

And this is NOT a decision to be taken lightly.
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Postby amazincc » January 23rd, 2008, 8:11 am

And... she left... this morning. W/an attitude-and-a-half. :cry:
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Postby Marinepits » January 23rd, 2008, 8:18 am

You'll be very proud if she succeeds, and you'll be there to pick her up if she does not. Either way, Christine, you're a good mom. :)
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Postby katiek0417 » January 23rd, 2008, 8:21 am

On January 23 2008, 7:18 AM, Marinepits wrote:You'll be very proud if she succeeds, and you'll be there to pick her up if she does not. Either way, Christine, you're a good mom. :)


She says it all!! :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 23rd, 2008, 9:40 am

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Postby Favorite Kitty » January 23rd, 2008, 10:08 am

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Postby cheekymunkee » January 23rd, 2008, 10:18 am

On January 23 2008, 6:21 AM, katiek0417 wrote:
On January 23 2008, 7:18 AM, Marinepits wrote:You'll be very proud if she succeeds, and you'll be there to pick her up if she does not. Either way, Christine, you're a good mom. :)


She says it all!! :)


Yes she does. We love you Christine. And so does she.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 23rd, 2008, 11:22 am

We're here for you...:hug3:
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Postby madremissy » January 23rd, 2008, 11:43 am

:hug3: It is hard to understand when they want to go. When my Glen left to go to the Marines I was devastated but when he came home from boot camp I couldn't have been more proud. I was proud of him but that didn't change my mind about what was going on across the world.
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Postby pitacc » January 23rd, 2008, 1:14 pm

My sister is :crazy: !!! >(
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Postby CinderDee » January 23rd, 2008, 2:24 pm

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Postby iluvk9 » January 23rd, 2008, 6:07 pm

On January 23 2008, amazincc wrote:And... she left... this morning. W/an attitude-and-a-half. :cry:


Sorry, Christine.
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Postby gayrghts » January 23rd, 2008, 6:21 pm

Hang in there Christine, and Caroline,
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Postby airwalk » January 23rd, 2008, 6:50 pm

I know how hard this is...but if it is a good fit, she will return without the attitude and with a great deal more quiet confidence and pride.
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Postby kaitkait52 » January 24th, 2008, 3:12 pm

I was just reading this thread... I know how hard it can be when someone goes off to boot camp. I still remember the day the recruiter came to pick up my brother for the Navy. I was half hoping they would return him after a medical screening because he had a fractured hand from a fight.

He went through Boot and Corps school and he is now medically retiring after 11 years. The military really transformed him into a valuable member of society. Someone who is respectful, appreciative and a pleasure to be around.

So Christine, I know it isnt much of a comfort right now but I think things will work out well in the end. You will be able to see a huge difference in your daughter in ways you can't imagine right now. I imagine her attitude will be a bit adjusted for the better too :wink:
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