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Title: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 21, 2012, 11:47 AM NHFT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17107673 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17107673)

I played a lot of 'Combat' and 'Cowboy vs Indian' when I was young; that's where I learned that you and your friends will die in combat.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Pat K on February 21, 2012, 11:56 AM NHFT
We were really into Swat.
Matell even came out with toy look alike m-16.


S.W.A.T. - Original Intro ( 1975 - 1976 ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAHvsCb-6vU#)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 21, 2012, 12:13 PM NHFT
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p23z-SJ7ToU/Tfv_7dd-qBI/AAAAAAAAA0s/MEfeczSSSVc/s1600/VicMorrow_CombatGame.jpg)

When we got our first color TV set, to tweak my mom my dad got us kids excited and us saying "Now we get to see the blood in Combat in color!"

(http://newsgrist.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/rockefeller2_boys_play_at_war_with_grass.jpg)

Boys of course gravitate to the "power symbols" of weapons... sharpened sticks, M-16s or fighter aircraft, killing is just a game until the reality of it is realized.

(http://www.anglonautes.com/hist_uk_us_20_ww2_d_day/hist_us_20_ww2_pic_normandie_dead_g_soldiers.jpg)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Pat K on February 21, 2012, 12:23 PM NHFT
That guy must be keeping an eye out for somebody.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 21, 2012, 07:20 PM NHFT
maybe we can sit up on a hill and eat a picnic while we watch the lower classes run each other through with bayonettes
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 21, 2012, 11:38 PM NHFT
maybe we can sit up on a hill and eat a picnic while we watch the lower classes run each other through with bayonettes
I simply couldn't go out if it's raining.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 22, 2012, 12:08 AM NHFT
maybe we can sit up on a hill and eat a picnic while we watch the lower classes run each other through with bayonettes
I simply couldn't go out if it's raining.

Of course you could have the servants hold umbrellas for your party...
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 22, 2012, 07:16 AM NHFT
when did they do this .... was it the beginning of the civil war?
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 22, 2012, 12:43 PM NHFT
There is a Revolutionary War painting of the Battle of Bunker Hill where people are 'enjoying a nice day out'.

It was very dangerous to watch a Civil War Battle, but the TV didn't work yet, and it was better than watching the paint dry, and the horses would still be in heat when we got home... kind of like 'Jersey Shore' but with better looking animals.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: John on February 22, 2012, 07:25 PM NHFT
war. every day.
there has not been a single day in my life when wars were not happening.
fun stuff.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 22, 2012, 08:37 PM NHFT
the show that never ends
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on February 25, 2014, 10:04 AM NHFT
http://imgur.com/gallery/mC4PO
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: KBCraig on February 25, 2014, 01:50 PM NHFT
http://imgur.com/gallery/mC4PO

"Things I've heard other Marines say..."

C'mon, even Marines know you can't believe a Marine.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 25, 2014, 10:16 PM NHFT
http://imgur.com/gallery/mC4PO

I feel like crying.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 26, 2014, 06:29 AM NHFT
http://imgur.com/gallery/mC4PO

I feel like crying.

That's just because you haven't been properly trained (desensitized) to become a "...highly motivated, truly dedicated, little green amphibious monster!"

Of course these young men will be haunted by what they've seen and done. Everyone calling them heroes, while on the inside they are ashamed and confused by their experiences, with no one to talk to that can relate to them. So they'll drink and drug the pain away. It's a Marine Corps tradition!
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on February 26, 2014, 03:27 PM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_r1NGNFF7Y
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on March 05, 2014, 10:05 AM NHFT
(http://i.imgur.com/mS1tEUz.jpg)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Becky Thatcher on March 05, 2014, 08:33 PM NHFT
Damn.  That almost made me cry.  So very sad. :'(
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on March 19, 2014, 09:48 AM NHFT
(http://i.imgur.com/CAvaEk0.png)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on March 20, 2014, 07:59 PM NHFT
(http://i.imgur.com/Pl4KeWD.jpg)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on April 08, 2014, 11:40 PM NHFT
(http://i.imgur.com/tAZ6HCC.png)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 09, 2014, 12:52 AM NHFT
This from Russia Today..
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on April 12, 2014, 06:25 PM NHFT
(http://i.imgur.com/VWZiBO0.png)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 12, 2014, 08:51 PM NHFT
We didn't want to democratize everyone, but they had to be taught a lesson.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on April 18, 2014, 06:03 PM NHFT
This is so appropriate here.

(http://i.imgur.com/NIunI6f.png)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 18, 2014, 08:27 PM NHFT
so true
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on April 28, 2014, 02:48 PM NHFT
This bitch is like a cartoon character of a Republican.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/27/sarah-palin-tells-nra-attendees-waterboarding-is-how-we-baptize-terrorists/
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 28, 2014, 04:42 PM NHFT
This bitch is like a cartoon character of a Republican.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/27/sarah-palin-tells-nra-attendees-waterboarding-is-how-we-baptize-terrorists/

On this episode of 'Damn Idiot', Sarah Palin!
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 28, 2014, 04:58 PM NHFT
Quote
“They obviously have information on plots to carry out jihad,” Palin said. “Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”
That is so offensive on several different levels. Holy war, forced baptisms, hey torture is A OK!

Where is the outrage directed at her from the Republicans? Oh they can't be too pissed they secretly agree with her. Not shouting down this BS is the first step down that awful road the Germans ended up on.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 30, 2014, 10:06 PM NHFT
since they so often release these "terrorists" later .... is torture the proper treatment?
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on May 15, 2014, 09:40 AM NHFT
Killer robots

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G1GKJu5epo
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on May 15, 2014, 11:08 AM NHFT
I wonder when killer robots will give a shit what the UN thinks.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: K neth on May 15, 2014, 12:14 PM NHFT
Killer robots

Call Yoshimi!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nl06tWXJGk
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on May 15, 2014, 03:13 PM NHFT
Don't care for the creepy music and melodrama but what you gonna do?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/united-states-of-secrets/
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on May 27, 2014, 09:33 PM NHFT
(http://i.imgur.com/YKWZ2GV.jpg)
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on May 31, 2014, 10:39 AM NHFT
http://www.theonion.com/articles/us-flag-recalled-after-causing-143-million-deaths,17248/
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on June 03, 2014, 07:34 AM NHFT
http://rare.us/story/the-iraq-war-cost-more-than-obamacare/
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on June 12, 2014, 08:58 AM NHFT
So maybe Puke never killed anyone.

http://www.parentherald.com/articles/4578/20140610/soldiers-who-kill-in-combat-less-likely-to-abuse-alcohol.htm
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on June 13, 2014, 09:10 AM NHFT
Army recruitment has gotten downright disturbing. Their made-up enemy--"The Hands of Liberation" and riots by citizens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj01Oxlh3zU
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on August 17, 2014, 01:45 PM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us064H9MEFE
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on August 17, 2014, 01:56 PM NHFT
"Nobody wins in a food fight", is very poignant. 
Modern wars are meant to be fought, not won.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 17, 2014, 04:06 PM NHFT
gets more obvious all the time
I was watching fox news the other day. I guess those guys are ready to start a new war in Iraq. Haven't the US troops not even left there from the last one?
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on September 03, 2014, 02:44 PM NHFT
Uh... they kinda showed everything in the trailer, but... tentacles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cadxeA__v4
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: KBCraig on September 04, 2014, 01:53 PM NHFT
Their tentacles have tentacles.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on September 04, 2014, 08:16 PM NHFT
Their tentacles have tentacles.

That's the best kind.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on March 20, 2015, 03:14 PM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcDB6OZgqzo
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: KBCraig on March 21, 2015, 11:25 AM NHFT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcDB6OZgqzo

Maybe the mainstream are starting to question it.

Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 21, 2015, 05:29 PM NHFT
It is weird how remote killing on the one hand detaches the person from the killing while, at the same time, making it much more intimate than dropping bombs used to be.

I read an article that talked about all the PTSD the civilian populations in Pakistan suffer, never knowing when and where the drones will strike.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Free libertarian on March 22, 2015, 12:57 PM NHFT
They created alot of subliminal stress for us as children 50 years ago during the cold war with the Russians.   We never knew if or when we could get fried by an atomic blast.   Looks like they're bringing that one back for an upgrade now.   
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Sam A. Robrin on March 22, 2015, 11:22 PM NHFT
“I no longer prefer blue skies,” said 13-year-old Zubair, whose leg was injured with shrapnel from the attack.  “In fact, I now prefer gray skies.  The drones do not fly when the skies are gray.”
http://inthesetimes.com/article/15802/congress_finally_hears_from_drone_strikes_innocent_victims (http://inthesetimes.com/article/15802/congress_finally_hears_from_drone_strikes_innocent_victims)


GRAY SKIES  (“Blue Skies”—Irving Berlin)
COPYRIGHT MR 2015 by Sam A. Robrin.  Creative Commons, blah, blah, woof, woof.   Go ahead and use it (hey, I lifted the melody), but if you make a little money on it, I want some!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INPm4Jf5t_g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INPm4Jf5t_g)

Skies were gray, and I’d be dreading the rains,
Till we started hearing the sounds of planes.
Pilots fly only when the skies are clear;
Now blue skies make me feel blue from the fear.

Gray skies
Make me secure.
I prefer gray skies
Since the war.

Graveyards
Call to be filled:
“Come to the graveyards
When you’re killed.”

   No one’s safe when drones fly overhead
   No one knows who might end up dead
   You can’t see your marks, high in the air:
   Grandmothers, kids—What do you care?

Great days—
Clouds dim the eye.
When we have gray days
Drones don’t fly.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Free libertarian on March 23, 2015, 12:49 AM NHFT
^^^^   Hey, look it's the first Robrin sighting of the spring.   ;D
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 23, 2015, 12:10 PM NHFT
Pun vs Pun
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 27, 2015, 07:05 PM NHFT
I wonder if you also don't have that "I am just protecting my comrades, so we can all get home alive" when you are not in the trenches but are controlling a drone.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 27, 2015, 09:17 PM NHFT
I wonder if you also don't have that "I am just protecting my comrades, so we can all get home alive" when you are not in the trenches but are controlling a drone.

I'm certain that they do.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on May 12, 2016, 06:09 PM NHFT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUULFJ_I048
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Mark D. Jacobsen on June 24, 2016, 06:05 AM NHFT
We played Rambo in the woods with rocks and dirt-clods and bbguns.
I wish I would have known the real reason why that was.
Allah Bless America!
hahaha
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on June 24, 2016, 07:38 PM NHFT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUULFJ_I048
wow
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on July 05, 2016, 01:06 AM NHFT
A pretty good explanation of PTSD on reddit:

https://np.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/4r3frq/ysk_that_because_of_fireworks_the_4th_of_july_in/d4yhgd5
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: dalebert on September 02, 2016, 04:09 PM NHFT
Clinton threatens War with Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4aIIpCDsLU
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Jim Johnson on September 02, 2016, 04:22 PM NHFT
Clinton threatens War with Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4aIIpCDsLU

The NSA did it first.
Maybe she'll nuke the NSA too.
Title: Re: war is the new social activity
Post by: Russell Kanning on September 02, 2016, 04:34 PM NHFT
yea .... "give me _____ or we are lighting you up like my last opponent"