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Jim Johnson

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war is the new social activity
« on: February 21, 2012, 11:47 AM NHFT »

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.
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 11:56 AM NHFT »

We were really into Swat.
Matell even came out with toy look alike m-16.


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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 12:13 PM NHFT »



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!"



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.


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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 12:23 PM NHFT »

That guy must be keeping an eye out for somebody.
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #4 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
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #6 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...
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 07:16 AM NHFT »

when did they do this .... was it the beginning of the civil war?
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 08:37 PM NHFT »

the show that never ends
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2014, 10:04 AM NHFT »

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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2014, 01:50 PM NHFT »

http://imgur.com/gallery/mC4PO

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C'mon, even Marines know you can't believe a Marine.
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Re: war is the new social activity
« Reply #14 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!
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