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User avatar #37 to #34 - novarip (07/08/2013) [-]
What?
#44 to #34 - tyraxio (07/08/2013) [-]
Agreewith Snakefire. I'm afraid this is actually a filtered screenshot.
User avatar #42 to #34 - snakefire (07/08/2013) [-]
Plot twist, a hipster just put a sepia filter on the screenshot
#25 - outerfiend (07/08/2013) [-]
story time, from me, once again   
i was at a stop and shop to get some stupid ass junk food and when i got to the register i saw a man who just got back from Iraq and he was with his brother, they had picked up food and stuff to have a BBQ with his family for returning safely, and when the brother tried to pay he realized he left his wallet in his car,  so instead of simply running to his car to get his wallet or have the soldier pay for it i said i would pay for it, i spent 40 bucks on a soldier because it was the least i could do. even if you don't like the country at least respect the soldiers who try and protect you.
story time, from me, once again
i was at a stop and shop to get some stupid ass junk food and when i got to the register i saw a man who just got back from Iraq and he was with his brother, they had picked up food and stuff to have a BBQ with his family for returning safely, and when the brother tried to pay he realized he left his wallet in his car, so instead of simply running to his car to get his wallet or have the soldier pay for it i said i would pay for it, i spent 40 bucks on a soldier because it was the least i could do. even if you don't like the country at least respect the soldiers who try and protect you.
User avatar #51 to #25 - silentsmother (07/08/2013) [-]
That gif is hypnotizing
User avatar #134 to #25 - outerfiend (07/08/2013) [-]
yes we can argue about the protection thing i have my own opinion on the matter.
and yes i knew he was a soldier because after that i saw him around the town and sometime later he got re-deployed.
#36 to #25 - akvtweentyone (07/08/2013) [-]
in all respect ? How do they protect you in Afghanistan making sure that the oil is save....Hail King Europe...
#43 to #25 - iFail (07/08/2013) [-]
Protection? How is invading another country thousands of miles across the globe protecting me?
Let me just phone my Iranian refugee friend who is now living across the street from me in Scotland and let him know that despite the fact his village was caught in the crossfire of a brutal war causing him to flee, that it was for my protection.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what the soldiers are doing despite the fact I don't support the cause of this war- I just don't think that America/Britain are the ones fighting for protection, as we're invading their countries, not the other way round.
User avatar #52 to #43 - ishalltroll (07/08/2013) [-]
I always say: At least respect them for doing service in the armed forces so you don't have to. And that IN CASE your country was attacked, he would ensure your safety.
User avatar #46 to #43 - daentraya (07/08/2013) [-]
I agree. I am completely confused as to how this counts as defense. How do they expect anyone to be a threat to the greatest (or among the greatest) military powers on earth? I haven't really heard of any attacks on USA but the twin towers, and there their own government did more terror than the actual terrorists. Defense is when you're ready at home, to fight off any intruder, or out there ready to take down any missile pointed at them.
I dont understand anything anymore. People are killing people and I dont even know why, since none of the explanations makes any sense to me
User avatar #53 to #46 - hybredmoon (07/08/2013) [-]
It's aggressive defense
No, but really if something like 9/11 happens and we dont retaliate, it makes it look like anyone can do anything they want and we wont do anything about it. I dont know what to compare it to, say your friend pokes a dog, you're thinking about poking the dog too but then suddenly the dog snaps and ***** your friend all kinds of up. You'd be far less likely to poke that dog, wouldn't you?
User avatar #55 to #53 - daentraya (07/08/2013) [-]
So America is acting like a wild mad dog because someone poked it?
You know what would've showed their strength without going full out war? Rebuilding the towers asap, and show that america is stronger and more civil than to be broken and paranoid and mad dog crazy because of that one instance. It was a terrible poke, yes, but their own governments infliction of fear on their own people was worse than the incident itself.
Aggressive defense is bullocks. Do they have any evidence that their enemy is actually capable of being a threat, or are they just send to war in order to inflict **** on both their soldiers and the people they fight?
User avatar #56 to #55 - hybredmoon (07/08/2013) [-]
I never said it was the BEST choice they could have made, I was just trying to explain what I think was the mentality behind it, trying to help you understand the reasoning. I probably could have found a better analogy, I am not a very good teacher, sorry.
User avatar #61 to #56 - daentraya (07/08/2013) [-]
Its not you who should apologize. All my bothers we directed at the people who made the choice, and you simply told me what their mentality was. Gotta love me some aggressive overpowered military who aint gon take no **** from anybody
#71 to #43 - myturntoevil (07/08/2013) [-]
we are not invading Afghanistan.We are conducting counter insurgency operations over there because the ANA (afghan national army) is so corrupt and ill trained that it is incapable of dealing with the Taliban.A majority of the afgahn populus want us to deal with them so they welcome us...just sayin
User avatar #45 - velka (07/08/2013) [-]
1. Buy more food than you can afford
2. Tell people ******** story about your solider son
3. They pay for you
4. ?????
5. Repeat for infinite free food
User avatar #6 - WtfStrawberries (07/08/2013) [-]
what the **** is wrong with this picture, it looks like someone filtered it to hell. Why would someone do this to a screenshot?
User avatar #7 to #6 - welfarekid (07/08/2013) [-]
It was probably someone on pinterest, where everything has a deeper meaning
#78 to #6 - jakeharman (07/08/2013) [-]
Its the natural patina of a repost
User avatar #59 to #6 - manicekman (07/08/2013) [-]
Taken with a camera I guess.
#75 - asgerfyr (07/08/2013) [-]
BEST SCAM EVER
BEST SCAM EVER
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User avatar #64 to #63 - welfarekid (07/08/2013) [-]
I mean **** , I am going into the military so, I dont completely agree, but I do somewhat agree.
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User avatar #66 to #65 - welfarekid (07/08/2013) [-]
I respect all troop in a certain way for risking their lives, but don't support them, I support American troops, and I feel like for Americans at least, it a consciences decision, unles of course there is a draft.
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User avatar #68 to #67 - welfarekid (07/08/2013) [-]
Well we are on the same page
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#35 - penetractor (07/08/2013) [-]
Afghan kids FW
Afghan kids FW
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#47 to #35 - Rascal (07/08/2013) [-]
Ever see a 5 year old blow himself up on accident with 5 40mm HEDP UXO's? And an illum mortar tail in his back pack? It's ******* awsome cause he was selling them to the Taliban who were using them to make IEDs.
User avatar #54 to #35 - Davidowns (07/08/2013) [-]
is he kill?
#126 to #54 - Rascal (07/08/2013) [-]
it's from a music clip : born free - MIA
The french director is known for his extreme style.
User avatar #84 - asmodeu (07/08/2013) [-]
Time for an idiotic plot twist:
v1: Woman was lying about her soldier son to get free food.
v1.5: Woman is actually very rich, just made up an excuse to see if people help her. Then she'd send £1,000,000 to every person who made a grand gesture for her.
v6.66: Woman is actually paranoid schizophrenic and her son had been dead for years. She's just imagining he's alive.
User avatar #49 - shredznot (07/08/2013) [-]
Faith...RESTORED!!! But you know what? I genuinely feel that the number of people who would fake that just to con someone into buying their groceries is going up. Society is going down the **** pipe. Well at least around here it is.
#39 - honkitonk (07/08/2013) [-]
but how did she know it was for the lady's son and that he was in afghanistan? did she put the "turkey for war-returners" in her cart?
#115 - tmdarby ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
i'd like to believe it, but i'm guessing the mom was like this when she walked back to her car.
i'd like to believe it, but i'm guessing the mom was like this when she walked back to her car.
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User avatar #60 - thereisaguy (07/08/2013) [-]
Why put a filter over a screencap of a facebook post?
User avatar #62 to #60 - welfarekid (07/08/2013) [-]
I never said this **** was original content.
Not like I did it
User avatar #22 - bitchplzzz (07/08/2013) [-]
Yeah thats cool and all

BUT WHY WAS THIS **** RUN THROUGH A STUPID-ASS FILTER??
#1 - teranin ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
Doctor Who sometimes helps maintain some faith in humanity for me, but this woman at the wal-mart, a place generally considered to be a wretched hive of scum and villainy, doing something so downright generous, brought up feelings in me I long thought dead.  Thank you for this, OP.
Doctor Who sometimes helps maintain some faith in humanity for me, but this woman at the wal-mart, a place generally considered to be a wretched hive of scum and villainy, doing something so downright generous, brought up feelings in me I long thought dead. Thank you for this, OP.
User avatar #2 to #1 - welfarekid (07/07/2013) [-]
I know what you mean, Weeds does it for me sometimes, but never as heartwarming as
this
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User avatar #88 to #82 - trippypunchline (07/08/2013) [-]
Just because we don't support the war, doesn't mean we can't support our soldiers. At least in the U.S., if they didn't volunteer to join the military, the government would end up drafting soldiers. So, regardless of the war, they are protecting us.
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User avatar #92 to #90 - trippypunchline (07/08/2013) [-]
True, some do and some don't. Regardless, soldiers should be supported for risking their lives and war should be condemned.
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User avatar #91 to #89 - trippypunchline (07/08/2013) [-]
I'm just pointing that fact out since you were making an anti-war comment on a post about supporting soldiers. As far as the war part goes, i completely agree with you.
#98 to #82 - thepsycho (07/08/2013) [-]
Bitching about it on the internet won't solve anything, hippie.
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User avatar #103 to #101 - thepsycho (07/08/2013) [-]
>How so

See: More than 2 millenia ago and counting.

>Tens of people

There are more people willing to fight for their beliefs and goals than people who refuse to fight at all.

And if you refuse to fight, you'll be at the mercy of those who will.

Examples are... The entirety of human history.
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#109 to #108 - thepsycho (07/08/2013) [-]
I didn't expect this to be civilized at all.

Now that's a pleasant surprise.
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User avatar #94 to #82 - ComradeBritish (07/08/2013) [-]
War isn't meant to benefit the human race, it's meant to benefit the side that wins.
#86 to #83 - Rascal (07/08/2013) [-]
rofl you're probably one of those guys who only sees 2 sides to each issue
User avatar #87 to #86 - luiselvergas (07/08/2013) [-]
not really. libertarian here
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#3 - Rascal (07/08/2013) [-]
**** soldiers
User avatar #16 to #3 - brokenhalf (07/08/2013) [-]
ok, say that when soldiers are saving your ass when north Korea decides to attack or something like that
#11 to #3 - Rascal (07/08/2013) [-]
0/10 try harder
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#30 to #3 - Rascal (07/08/2013) [-]
Look at all the comments from the brainwashed Americans thinking being a soldier and shooting civilians (what the American Army does) is a good thing...
#77 to #30 - Rascal (07/08/2013) [-]
Implying that's all they do. They don't join the military to shoot civilians you cunt, they join to protect their home and family. Soldiers deserve respect, they do a job that puts their life on the line and in some cases it ends up costing them their life, all so people like you and me can live good lives.
The Americans aren't the only soldiers fighting around the world or even in the Middle East either you arrogant **** , the UN forces are also out their fighting and they're comprised of all the member countries, not to mention many EU armies are also out fighting.
And before you say anything, no I'm not American, I'm Irish. I'm saying this because I find the level of disrespect for soldiers in general, not just a,Ericsson ones, to be completely disgraceful.
Maybe they have killed a civilian once or twice, it was more then likely by accident or in a dire situation where they had no choice. In the end, the soldiers are just doing their jobs like everyone else.
User avatar #70 to #3 - wfddfw (07/08/2013) [-]
But do it gently.

They can be fragile.
User avatar #105 to #104 - idristhetardis (07/08/2013) [-]
Sincerely, a Navy brat.
#10 to #3 - spoogeyboi (07/08/2013) [-]
I WILL RIP YOUR 			*******		 BRAINS OUT WITH A RUSTY SPOON, THEN 			****		 IN YOUR EMPTY SKULL.
I WILL RIP YOUR ******* BRAINS OUT WITH A RUSTY SPOON, THEN **** IN YOUR EMPTY SKULL.
User avatar #80 to #10 - assumingcontrol (07/08/2013) [-]
I think his head is already filled with **** .
User avatar #50 to #3 - hybredmoon (07/08/2013) [-]
Assuming you're American, people like make me so happy. I was a soldier, I was medically separated after five years of service due to injuries sustained during my third deployment. Knowing that you fell safe enough in your freedom to say ' **** soldiers' gives me a sense of pride, it lets me know that I and all the soldiers before me did their job well. Because son, I've been to places that don't have people like United States soldiers and in those places you wouldn't say a goddamned thing without asking permission first.
User avatar #21 to #3 - blakehill (07/08/2013) [-]
From a currently enlisted marine's perspective.

You, my anonomous cunt, a're an attention whore.
User avatar #29 to #21 - jonnyfunk (07/08/2013) [-]
> a're
User avatar #135 to #29 - blakehill (07/09/2013) [-]
yeah... i was a little flustered when typing, didn't even realize that until i saw your response.
User avatar #4 to #3 - welfarekid (07/08/2013) [-]
Ohh, because you're ballsy. Anon
User avatar #5 to #3 - benstillerphaqqot (07/08/2013) [-]
Of course! What soldier doesn't like sex?
#73 - krobeles (07/08/2013) [-]
I never quite understood why the obsession with the troops.
Its just a job these days. Like a Trashman, its a job that requires very little quilification, yet is very important for our society. Should we start revering Trashmen like this aswell? They actually hold a more important role, to be honest.

Its still a **** job, so a modicum of respect is at its place, but this kind of fetishistic behavior is just sickening, in that it direct puts them above such things as teachers, social workers and doctors. All these jobs suck to some extend, but are all fundamentally important, and require more quilifications.

TL;DNR: Stop being so obsessed with the soldiers. Theres other proffessions in this world which are awesome.
#74 to #73 - luiselvergas (07/08/2013) [-]
the trash man doesn't get shot at sleep in a ****** FOB or eat MREs that will make you **** bricks.....
User avatar #76 to #74 - krobeles (07/08/2013) [-]
Never said he did. He dosen't have to get shot at in order for his job to be **** . And its far more important than fighting a war against silly turban wearing mujaffas
#79 to #73 - supahsayin (07/08/2013) [-]
Consider this: People (well, most) respect and often post stuff like the above for the military because of these reasons:
1: The risk
2:the utility
3: the possible emotional strain
1: People nowadays know how life threatening a job in the military can hold. When you know that your friend overseas can get shot and gutted in his sleep by their enemies, you respect the fact that they live with that.
2: It's always been important to have a force that protects a population. In society and history, armies have always protected the people, gaining popularity.
3: When a close family member goes away for multiple years at a time with the risks posed in 1,it's a somewhat likely factor that they may end up in a coffin. If they do make it through their service, you still have your close friend come back from a multi-year absence.

All of these contribute to why there are a lot of army feel posts and such.
User avatar #93 to #79 - yuukiii (07/08/2013) [-]
i agree its a job that a lot of people are not made to do, but personally i would rather protect the people i love in our own land from crazy people who are here. which is why im'a become a cop
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#12 to #9 - yunghunt ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
The soldier's mother bought the food you anus.
#57 to #12 - microhendy (07/08/2013) [-]
No she didn't.
#136 to #57 - yunghunt ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
If you don't think she did, then your ability to detect context is broken.
#137 to #136 - microhendy (07/10/2013) [-]
What context? The other woman paid for the food.
#138 to #137 - yunghunt ONLINE (07/10/2013) [-]
MFW I was at work at 2 AM thinking about Funnyjunk comments and I got what you were trying to say. My bad.
MFW I was at work at 2 AM thinking about Funnyjunk comments and I got what you were trying to say. My bad.
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#14 to #13 - yunghunt ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
I didn't know that people weren't allowed to share their personal lives with cashiers.
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#17 to #15 - yunghunt ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
So let's say you have a child. You've provided for that child for days on end. Now, said child goes somewhere with no guarantee of returning. You go to the grocery store, get food to celebrate their return, get to the cash register, and the nice cashier lady asks you how you're doing. You would probably then say, "I'm doing better now that my son is home from the war." or something to that degree. Then your debit card screws up (I don't know, the magnetic strip expires, there's a crack in it, a bill automatically went through, etc.) and a kind lady who overhears the good news pays for your **** . You're right, this story probably isn't real, but I'm willing to bet my internet connection that something similar happened to someone else and that's enough for me.

It seems to me that you've lost all hope in happiness and it seems to me like you need a hug. Can I give you a hug? I'll give you a hug.
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#20 to #18 - yunghunt ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
Well, you were being blatantly negative so I wanted to throw some luvvinz your way.
User avatar #24 to #15 - ktbmnf ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
a conversation like this may have happened

"this is a lot of things, is there an occasion?"

"my son returned from duty, and he hasnt had a thanks giving feast for quite some time"

stop being so close minded
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User avatar #28 to #27 - ktbmnf ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
hilarious.
User avatar #32 to #15 - improbablyyourdad (07/08/2013) [-]
It's a story being told by a young girl, do you honestly think shes going to make it detailed? The person that ended up paying for it probably over heard it when the soldiers mom was explaining what all the food was for.

It could be fake but you don't need to be a douche.
User avatar #33 to #15 - phtholognyrrh (07/08/2013) [-]
youre the only one doing any polluting right now
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