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Robb
SFN Regular

USA
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Posted - 12/06/2007 :  11:53:25  Show Profile Send Robb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1024.html

You can send a free postcard printed by Xerox to a serviceperson.

BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  12:49:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Letters not specificly addressed to a particular person will not be delivered, as reported on MSNBC today, with regard to this subject.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9666 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  13:19:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If my country had been involved in an illegal war against another country, the postcard would contained a wish that the receiver show duty to the country's constitution by refusing illegal orders.

As a non-American citizen, I have no business sending such postcards to your servicemen.
Unfortunately.


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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  13:23:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it's interesting they're only sending thanks to the ones occupying other colonies in the American empire. Are we not as grateful to those who serve Stateside?

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recurve boy
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Australia
53 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  14:07:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send recurve boy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Gorgo

I think it's interesting they're only sending thanks to the ones occupying other colonies in the American empire. Are we not as grateful to those who serve Stateside?


Not really.

One would think the serviceman stateside would have the actual option of seeing their families. Or at the very least be able to keep in touch more easily.
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  15:08:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mab said:
If my country had been involved in an illegal war against another country, the postcard would contained a wish that the receiver show duty to the country's constitution by refusing illegal orders.

Well, we've had this conversation before.

This war isn't illegal. Unethical, immoral, and wrong yes.

Should it be illegal? Yes.

But it isn't illegal by any standard we have been able to find in our previous threads on the topic, and to my knowledge no legal expert has managed to find a ligitmate way to call it illegal either.

So the consequences of those soldiers not reporting for duty is fairly straightforward. They will be charged with a crime.


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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  15:27:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It isn't illegal only because you don't want it to be illegal. It is a gross violation of international law.

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The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  15:28:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We understand that you don't want it to be illegal. It is a gross violation of international law, and I've shown here that many experts say so.

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
Robert Hunter



Edited by - Gorgo on 12/06/2007 15:29:09
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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  15:35:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote

One would think the serviceman stateside would have the actual option of seeing their families. Or at the very least be able to keep in touch more easily.


"One would think" seems like you're saying that you don't know.

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It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  15:41:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
gorgo said:
We understand that you don't want it to be illegal. It is a gross violation of international law, and I've shown here that many experts say so.


You have done no such thing. So pack up your sad little delusion and put it back in its box.

There is no clear criteria by which this war in Iraq can be called illegal. Only in your pathetic little misrepresentation of reality is the Iraq war a "gross violation of international law". You've been spanked on this topic before gorgo, repeating the same tired old lines that have been shown to be false only makes you sound like billscott.

Maybe one of these days you will also learn to stop being a fucking prick to those who haven't done anything but disagree with you. I won't hold my breath, but maybe it will happen.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  15:51:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote


Maybe one of these days you will also learn to stop being a fucking prick to those who haven't done anything but disagree with you. I won't hold my breath, but maybe it will happen.


Again, we see how you are. Please stop smelling up these forums with your insulting behavior and bring something of substance to them.

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  16:41:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Gorgo and Dude: if you must continue, take it to PMs and/or emails.


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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  17:04:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey, you guys want civility, then you need to step on the provocations harder than the response.

Gorgo can't possibly know what I think or want beyond what I say on these boards.

This kind of crap:
We understand that you don't want it to be illegal.

Is at the root of one of the problems these forums have with civility.

Its a deliberate jab that cannot be successfully answered with reasoned argument. It is just as hostile, if not more so, than my response.

It ends the possibility of reasonable discussion, which was probably Gorgo's intent anyway. He doesn't want to be spanked yet again in another argument over the legality of the Iraq war.

(edited to add:) The fact that this kind of crap is tolerated until someone responds with profanity is an issue the forum admins should address, imo.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
Edited by - Dude on 12/06/2007 17:06:12
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  17:43:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

Hey, you guys want civility, then you need to step on the provocations harder than the response.
And when the responses are equally provocative?

You said it yourself:
It is just as hostile, if not more so, than my response.
I mean, I know you're having a pissing contest with Gorgo, but I'd hoped you would be reasonable enough to avoid the "he's worse than me" stuff.

But then again...
He doesn't want to be spanked yet again in another argument over the legality of the Iraq war.
...you're using this complaint against me as an excuse to continue provoking Gorgo, so what should I think, Dude? Even if I were to tell you that I agreed with you, I'd still be here having to spank you because you won't reclaim the moral high ground by letting this drop. Neither of you will.

(edited to add:) The fact that this kind of crap is tolerated until someone responds with profanity is an issue the forum admins should address, imo.
We had thirteen minutes and fifty-six seconds between Gorgo's provocation and your profane response, Dude. I certainly didn't tolerate anything, I acted as soon as I saw what was said.

But since you brought it up, something is in the works. Until it gets implemented, here is a new rule for everyone:
 Moderation Notice 

If you see something provocative, don't reply to it. Send me a PM or an email and complain as loudly and as much as you wish, using whatever language you like. Anyone who replies in kind in public, regardless of how comparatively mild your offense is, will be treated to whatever fate the provocateur draws. This policy goes into effect a half-hour from the time of this posting.


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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  18:13:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dave_W said:
We had thirteen minutes and fifty-six seconds between Gorgo's provocation and your profane response, Dude. I certainly didn't tolerate anything

That wasn't my point, and you know it. I was referring to the overall tolerance of non-profane hostility.

I realize its difficult to moderate this kind of forum, and its even harder to limit hostility when it isn't the "F*** OFF" kind. Its an ugly grey area.

Making it even more difficult is the fact that many people will percieve hostility when they are shown to be in error.

But this kind of thing, the passive agressive hostility gorgo (and others) is so fond of, is one of the major problems you have if you want a "civil" board.

Personally I think the task may be impossible.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2007 :  18:19:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

Personally I think the task may be impossible.
Then I'll ask you to at least have sympathy on us and avoid making things worse.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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