Not Funny, But Awesome. theleek.com. My aunt is an elementary school principal. This Marine asked if he could stand watch this morning so the kids would feel sa
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User avatar #317 - imnotironman (12/20/2012) [-]
"Day 1: I have earned their trust"
#14 - CosplayNinja (12/20/2012) [-]
How about we pay vets to do this? There are so many vets that can't find jobs because they aren't trained to do anything else. Let them protect schools, hospitals, battered womens shelters - anywhere where heroes are needed.
#16 to #14 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
there is currently a petition up for it
go sign
https:// [url deleted]
there is a space after the https://
User avatar #126 to #14 - seventhseeker (12/20/2012) [-]
yeah, and 20 years from now, this brilliant idea will be celebrated as the one which caused UPSA to happen - united police states of america.
User avatar #595 to #14 - Jackimole (12/20/2012) [-]
Because it would cost money.
#27 to #14 - lastsamurai (12/20/2012) [-]
What about those "heroes" go rethink their life instead.
Veterans aren't heroes at all. They fought for a country that attacks the weak and innocent more than these "terrorists".

It seems like people treat soldiers way too good in America. Being a soldier is nothing to be proud of. You didn't protect anything. You attacked something!
Volunteer to be a "hero" ?
#33 to #27 - CosplayNinja (12/20/2012) [-]
I'm sorry you feel that way. My husband spent two years in Afganistan fighting for people who couldn't fight for themselves, like the children who had been tortured by the local terrorist groups. I'm proud of my hero who has given his time and health to help others.
User avatar #127 to #14 - whiteyswag (12/20/2012) [-]
That's ******** "they're aren't trained to do anything else". I'm pretty sure most shop owners would hire a vet to be a manager over any college grad. Vets have battle tested leadership experience and will be committed to their job. Stop acting like Vets are helpless homeless people.
#218 to #127 - CosplayNinja (12/20/2012) [-]
Some people are nice enough to realize that those traits make great employees but a lot of people just look at the list of qualifications and they don't have the certifications, formal education or on the job experience that they may need to do the job. It depends on what they did over there, but most lower rank medical staff, infantry (I'm sure there's lots more but it's really early and I can't think straight) don't have the paperwork to back up their experience.
User avatar #264 to #14 - professorhouse (12/20/2012) [-]
Then they get a sick flashback and kill everything that moves...
User avatar #142 to #14 - Soilwork (12/20/2012) [-]
they are starting to pay retired cops to come back and help out with schools
User avatar #596 to #14 - pacoseago (12/21/2012) [-]
Vets should do that.
And let's call them
POKÉMON RANGERS.
User avatar #327 to #14 - anonymoose (12/20/2012) [-]
Then who will fix my dog when he gets sick?
#152 to #14 - CommonJoo (12/20/2012) [-]
this shouldn't be needed at all. What has the world come to when schools and hospitals are no longer safe? My school use to be the place to go for storm shelters. These places shouldn't need protection. Nothing bad should happen there at all. What we need to do is not have ****** up assholes shooting up public institutions.
#219 to #152 - CosplayNinja (12/20/2012) [-]
I completely agree with you. I wish we didn't need such measures. Unfortunately, until everyone is mentally stable and well-adjusted, people are still in danger. Until people start helping others who need help, this will keep happening. I volunteer a lot of my spare time working with suicide risk teens. Do you do anything to help? Stop complaining about the situation and do something to change it!
#585 to #152 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
It find this silly. There is nowhere in the world where anybody can be "safe" there's always a possibility of death at anytime in any situation.
User avatar #32 to #14 - sbgfuzzers (12/20/2012) [-]
It's not that simple. I go to a big military school that's close to as good as the service academies. So I've seen countless men who have seen combat. Some amazing, some not. Just because you're a veteran doesn't make you a good person. One of the TAC's in one of the barracks was arrested recently for committing war crimes in Afghanistan. Another is a former Army Ranger who's the funniest guy I know. You never know who's around your kids and who knows if they have PTSD. Whilst there are some brave great men, there's always the chance of the guy who cracked. I don't want that chance around my future children.


#190 to #32 - admiralen (12/20/2012) [-]
Pretty Thick and Strong Dick
#34 to #32 - CosplayNinja (12/20/2012) [-]
It should be like any other situation where an adult is in charge of the safety of others - lots of mental evaluations and background checks. I'm not saying put every retired soldier in front of a school. Some of the guys I know are complete assholes and shouldn't be within 20 feet of a kid. Some guys are too messed up mentally and can't be trusted to perform in traumatic situations. Put the guys who are able to help in the places where they are needed.
User avatar #548 to #32 - dragonstew (12/20/2012) [-]
Well they'd obviously still need to take a job interview. It's not like the jobs would be handed out to veterans like candy. That's not how jobs in general work.
User avatar #445 to #32 - dburns (12/20/2012) [-]
Same yo i know what its like to live in a Military school barracks aswell some guys you think lied about what they did in a war some not saying its crazy there not heros just because there vets.....dont judge a book by its cover!
#246 to #14 - mickeymaufive (12/20/2012) [-]
I thought you meant an animal vet and not a war veteran.
User avatar #594 to #246 - Jackimole (12/20/2012) [-]
I thought that too until I read this comment...
#410 - Duststorm (12/20/2012) [-]
I saw this on Facebook. He's actually the father of one of the kids that attends there. They also specifically stated that he was unarmed....
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#431 to #428 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
Oh thats very sweet, having two fathers.
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#443 to #438 - dragonsoverlord (12/20/2012) [-]
- mfw I read this
- mfw I read this
User avatar #454 to #438 - malignantpingas (12/20/2012) [-]
But it was kinda funny..
User avatar #465 to #428 - pixy (12/20/2012) [-]
Aw.... that's sweet.. plus I bet the Marine wouldn't be totally useless, they have to have non-armed combat training right?
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User avatar #467 to #466 - pixy (12/20/2012) [-]
Just checking :)
User avatar #495 to #465 - simonderptveit (12/20/2012) [-]
not entirely sure non-armed combat would help him if he got shot to pieces tho
User avatar #496 to #495 - pixy (12/20/2012) [-]
Right but I doubt the gunman would pull the gun right away, and think enough to do it from a distance..but who knows.
User avatar #499 to #496 - simonderptveit (12/20/2012) [-]
yeah they aren't the most clever people in the world
User avatar #503 to #499 - pixy (12/20/2012) [-]
Some are pretty smart...
#531 - sostronk (12/20/2012) [-]
When i see vets or military staff, I get anxious and scared. mostly. Maybe that's because I am a drug dealer.
User avatar #608 to #531 - tragono **User deleted account** (12/27/2012) [-]
Those watermarks.
User avatar #609 to #608 - sostronk (12/27/2012) [-]
wtf ***** , you have gone back in time?
User avatar #610 to #609 - tragono **User deleted account** (12/27/2012) [-]
#321 - sublimerule (12/20/2012) [-]
Oh sure, so when I stand and watch kids outside a school it's "Creepy" but when this guy does it he's a hero?!
#345 to #321 - mausbaus (12/20/2012) [-]
Ok, I lol'd. +1.
Ok, I lol'd. +1.
User avatar #348 to #321 - knifeplant (12/20/2012) [-]
Just get an uniform. It clearly worked.

...an uniform?

You're supposed to put 'an' before saying the next word that begins with a vowel. This sounds weird out loud though. Grammer Police, I summon thee. There is a domestic disturbance.
User avatar #363 to #348 - unhappyspanners (12/20/2012) [-]
Grammar*
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User avatar #370 to #363 - knifeplant (12/20/2012) [-]
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
User avatar #329 to #321 - masterfluffydubs (12/20/2012) [-]
dear jesus god that seal is horrifying
#393 - famouspork (12/20/2012) [-]
I would feel safe with Snake standing in front of my kid's school
User avatar #412 to #393 - caesarslegion (12/20/2012) [-]
I love that picture!
User avatar #607 to #412 - famouspork (12/26/2012) [-]
it is quite awesome and I wish I could have come up with it myself lol
User avatar #505 - unicornpower (12/20/2012) [-]
This might be the mot awesome post I have ever seen. i dont care that it isnt funny. So much respect for that guy.
User avatar #30 - tommyrapz (12/20/2012) [-]
Some guy dressed up in a military uniform and got into my school, went through the senior parking lot door. security saw him and called the cops. turns out he had a pistol.
User avatar #148 to #30 - wooyoungkim (12/20/2012) [-]
maybe he was doing that just incase a real killer tried to murder children....

No?


Okay.
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User avatar #413 to #409 - averysmommy (12/20/2012) [-]
hah. so did i
#100 - thattrapper (12/20/2012) [-]
I would say Good for him, but I'm pretty sure this guy is just impersonating a Marine. Why is he wearing desert camies? First It's winter time, we're wearing woodland camies and won't wear deserts again until the daylight saving time change in the spring. Second as some marines have already stated on here you don't wear camies off base, you wear Blues or Service uniforms (like the green ones the drill instructor wore in Full Metal Jacket for those that don't know what the Service uniforms are). What we have here is a Civilian pretending to be a Marine and using the grade school shooting tragedy to get his 5 minutes of fame.
Bring on the red thumbs but this guys is a fake.

Pic related, it's real Marines standing watch at a grade school taken this morning
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#580 to #100 - burnzart (12/20/2012) [-]
Or he is just Logistics looking for some glory.
User avatar #133 to #100 - MythBuster (12/20/2012) [-]
what if it was a member of the NG and the original creator made the marine thing up
User avatar #160 to #100 - doctorzzo (12/20/2012) [-]
Maybe he's a vet and those are the only BDU's he has? I dunno, but it could be legit.
User avatar #150 to #100 - xchewsifferx ONLINE (12/20/2012) [-]
I'm going to disagree with you. My friend is a Marine and he wears his ACU's when he's off the base. Typically he's only in his class A uniform when he's going to a formal engagement with his girlfriend or occasionally when he comes back to visit our old high school.
User avatar #173 to #150 - Cobaltsushi (12/20/2012) [-]
Marines don't wear ACU......
User avatar #515 to #173 - xchewsifferx ONLINE (12/20/2012) [-]
Right, sorry. That was the only terminology i new them as when i was in ROTC. Then again is was in an Army ROTC. Regardless of that fact, i have still seen my friend in his fatigues when he was off base.
User avatar #556 to #515 - zombifier (12/20/2012) [-]
It's agaisnt the UCMJ to wear cammies off base unless for emergency conditions, the army and chair force do it anyway and look like complete bags of ass
User avatar #564 to #556 - xchewsifferx ONLINE (12/20/2012) [-]
Well then perhaps my friend is an ass himself. Haha

User avatar #187 to #100 - scizzor (12/20/2012) [-]
Damn those Marines.. I want a decent service uniform too. Our service uniform looks precisely the same as our woodland. Except the pants are a little thinner -_-
User avatar #202 to #100 - kingengineer (12/20/2012) [-]
He could be an ex marine and that may be the only uniform he has left, just a thought
#119 to #100 - coreyslyf (12/20/2012) [-]
you are absolutely right my friend. although I gave it the benefit of the doubt that this wasn't actually OC (big surprise on funnyjunk, right?) and that it may have actually been taken during spring/summer months. but the point still stands that he is off base in cammies.
User avatar #149 to #100 - tikledpikle (12/20/2012) [-]
i'm no longer in the Marines, but i would still pull out my desert's(only cammies i still have) and do the same.
User avatar #231 to #100 - odapac (12/20/2012) [-]
My brother's Army Special Forces, he and his SF buddies don't like wearing their dress uniform or anything camo in public. Being on an army base, he told me whenever they go out and see someone wearing their dress uni's out to dinner they all just want to jump the guy, not out of any retarded bullying or triage ******** , they just immediately don't like those guys. 2 years ago after his graduation ceremony he didn't have a change of clothes and had to wear his dress uniform when we went out to eat. He looked around uncomfortably the whole time and he said, "I just want to punch myself in the face." He's too humble and he does appreciate it when people come up and thank him, he says anyone who see's his green beret and understands what it symbolizes seem to try even harder to show their respect, but he feels like wearing his dress uniform is just asking for it.

This is obviously different since he's around kids, but point is there are several ways soldiers and vets want to be recognized and carry themselves.

User avatar #140 to #100 - ohnomynamedoesntfi ONLINE (12/20/2012) [-]
This marine is retired. He pulled his uniform out of his attic to stand guard. My guess is that he just so happened to pull out that certain uniform. So yeah, he is a legit marine, just a retired one.
User avatar #109 to #100 - badbowser (12/20/2012) [-]
I think more kids today recognize a soldier in camo than in their blues, especially the youngest elementary schoolers. I would also say that with the recent wars taking place almost entirely in desert conditions, most of the media kids see soldiers in has them dressed in their desert fatigues.
User avatar #111 to #109 - landartheconqueror (12/20/2012) [-]
i was going to say something, but you said it better than i would
User avatar #138 to #109 - makedonski (12/20/2012) [-]
I agree, I think a small child might think the other uniform is that of a sailor or something.
User avatar #38 - Omegashenron (12/20/2012) [-]
My god one incident and everything goes to hell.
#350 to #38 - redsoxnbolts (12/20/2012) [-]
Exactly. I'm honestly terrified to go to my high school tomorrow because we've received multiple threats about bombings/shootings on Friday.
#395 to #38 - deathdiedead (12/20/2012) [-]
"Obama seeks January gun law"

This answers why the media blew the **** out of this thing. To get people to support a gun law that will limit your rights even further.
#447 to #38 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
There have actually been multiple shootings the past week. There was one in Clackamas county, OR (2 victims dead), one in Memphis, TN (mother of four dead), another in Topeka, KS (two officers killed), a fourth one in Las Vegas (1 woman killed), and a finally three people were shot in an Alabama hospital.
The Newton shooting has just gotten the most attention because there were more casualties and the victims were schoolchildren.
User avatar #277 to #38 - CapnInterwebz (12/20/2012) [-]
Don't worry, everyone will forget it by Sunday
User avatar #132 to #38 - stevestevestevetwo (12/20/2012) [-]
one incident? No no no... It feels like shootings are so common that when the Sandy Hook shooting my first reaction was, "anther one?" (I'm American)
User avatar #389 - noodlelover (12/20/2012) [-]
but....what if he is just a demented psychopath in an army uniform and this is his cover story
User avatar #414 to #389 - cupcakedevourer (12/20/2012) [-]
Or what if he was actually going to shoot up the school?
too soon? too soon.
User avatar #417 to #414 - noodlelover (12/20/2012) [-]
Thats what im saying you know....like that is the perfect cover up
User avatar #419 to #417 - cupcakedevourer (12/20/2012) [-]
I would feel nervous if I went into school and a guy was all up in my face with a gun.
User avatar #273 - hellmodd (12/20/2012) [-]
What if he wasn't a marine but a pedophile in a suit?
#293 to #273 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
Holy **** .
#261 - highfocus (12/20/2012) [-]
hfw
User avatar #1 - revorce (12/19/2012) [-]
Inb4 Pedobear.
User avatar #129 - Thebiggeorgy (12/20/2012) [-]
I think this is awesome, but I hope it stays where
Its the Marine asking to stay outside the school,
rather then
The School asking the Marine to keep guard outside the school.
#362 - theseustheminotaur (12/20/2012) [-]
I think we just found a solution to our school shootings program, while helping finding jobs for veterans
#501 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
It's sad that school kids need someone from the army for them to feel safe at school :/
User avatar #539 to #501 - usmcoorah (12/20/2012) [-]
You're right, but hes a Marine. Not in the Army.
#523 to #501 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
couldnt agree more but... i think you mean marines or military
#3 - killerjhtwo ONLINE (12/19/2012) [-]
User avatar #180 to #3 - goobyman ONLINE (12/20/2012) [-]
Etiam ego sentio.
#422 - thechosentroll (12/20/2012) [-]
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Do we really have to go through this again?

1. **** happens
2. People freak out
3. Media eats it up and freaks people out even move
4. People do crazy **** , thinking it'll help
5. Everyone devellops an opinion on the matter and feels the constant urge to share it
6. Everyone argues over the course of a week
7. People forget after the week's over and continue living their lives as if nothing had happened
8. Repeat

Same old, same old. And then come along the moralfags that were laughing at holocaust jokes until a couple of days ago, yet thumb down comments like these without even reading half of it. ******* hypocrites.
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