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What I've learned. Saw online, thought it was awesome.. ihn' hio_ h branch did you serve in?" aai' i' lit Aii' Aili' I was in the Marine Corps, Miss." gland did

Saw online, thought it was awesome.

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This is what WWY turned people into - those who were lucky
enough to get back alive.
To those of you who recently heaped excitedly for WWY to
happen: it seems you refuse to learn anything from history and
have no idea what you are talking about.
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#13 - lolollo
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Any branch of the military will have opportunities for learning more useful life skills than "killing" so long as you're not brainwashed into romanticizing the infantry through inprocessing.
#113 to #13 - anon id: 1025bb6d
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While this is true, there are still mortar teams in the army. The only thing they're trained to do is be a part of a mortar team, and that doesn't carry over very easily to a civilian job.
User avatar #118 to #113 - lolollo
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My Dad was a part of the field artillary when he was in. He was able to use the math he learned in college to get promoted within his unit. Sure, it's backwards, but it fits. You just gotta know where to look.
User avatar #227 to #118 - forbesydemon
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I'm not attacking, but skills picked up at college applying to the military =/= skills picked up in the military applying to college/work. In an all out world war, they won't do anything to train you further as it's all too likely you'll catch a stray bullet in the next engagement you're in. Modern military will train you now but once **** goes sour they just want people who can fight and not much else
User avatar #230 to #227 - lolollo
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Really? Because anyone with good sense will know that they'll always need communication technicians, accountants, legal personal, definitely medical personel, and if you're really feeling fancy...people to cook the food. Do you seriously think that any military is just a hoard of guys with guns?
User avatar #234 to #230 - forbesydemon
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I know very well how many different jobs/trades there are in the military as I live right next to an air force base and a fair few of my friends are in the services, but the content is about glorifying WW3. Once the draft starts up again, there'll be very little chance to choose where you go. If you're put as a rifleman, tough ****. They'll just call on anyone and everyone who s competent enough and there's very low chances to pick up skills when all you're doing is going from front line, to R&R, to front line again.
#235 to #234 - lolollo
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> "Once the draft starts up again"

Ok buddy. Is that really how you think it'd go down? Oh yes, because once **** got riled in the middle east, the draft went up faster than Bill Clinton's dick during the 90s, right? Get the **** outa here.
#251 to #235 - kingpongthedon
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First off, the post is directed at people wishing for WW3. If there were to be a war of that magnitude, there absolutely would be a draft. There is a huge difference in the volunteer peace-time military we currently have and a military in a total-war situation. A volunteer army has to offer some sort of reason for people to join up, which is often tied to education and professional advancement. Drafted soldiers are not there for a career, they are there until the war is over and they can go back home. They are not there to pick up life skills other than what is absolutely necessary to their survival and the success of their country. There are still some perks, but it's not nearly as much as what it is under normal circumstances.

Even in our current (relative) peace-time, most medics aren't even certified to practice at home without going through med school. Legal personnel has to go back to school to learn civilian law that is practical outside the military. Even cooks have to learn how to cook civilian food After leaving the army, my cousin had to spend another 4 years in culinary school to get a catering job that paid reasonably, something he had already been doing for years . When it comes time to join the civilian workforce, these people are often passed over in favor of those with more experience in the civilian world. Is it right? No, but it's what happens.

I want it clear that I'm not saying there is no potential for developing useful skills in the military, but it is absolutely and unfortunately true that no matter how well they have mastered these skills, they will often still be at a disadvantage if they leave the military when compared to those who learned similar skills outside the military.
User avatar #283 to #251 - lolollo
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You too? Well I'm not repeating myself. Everything I said to the other guy applies to you as well.
#296 to #283 - kingpongthedon
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How? Outside of the draft part you mentioned which is asinine , it really doesn't. Ex-military personnel typically have to "re-learn" skills they've already mastered to use them in the civilian world. Most of the time, knowing these skills gives them no advantage outside the military. More often than not it actually puts them at a disadvantage to those with comparable experience in the civilian world. The military prepares you for a number of things, but civilian life is not one of them. It's an unfortunate reality, but reality nonetheless.
#321 to #296 - lolollo
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User avatar #239 to #235 - forbesydemon
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You're either a lazy troll or incredibly pretentious. But whatevz, I'll bite as I have the day off work. There'll be a huge difference between a global war and the middle east. The draft will be enforced in the event of world war three and there's no doubt about that. If you don't think it would, once America finally decides to join in, then you're delusional.

Inb4 more of your "oh lol look at me, I have a family member in military, I know errthang and errone else knows nuthin" tripe. Military is pretty much how we live in my town. I was in for a bit and left because I decided to travel rather than be stuck on base. Having military background ain't nothing special kiddo.
#240 to #239 - lolollo
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You can call me a troll if that makes you feel better, but you're a moron if you seriously think they'd ever bring the draft back, even in the event of a third World War. Congress can barely get an agreement over what to have for lunch each day, and like hell the people would rally behind the idea of bringing the draft back, which would scare the hell oout of anyone who'd even bring the idea up. Martial Law would be declared before the draft, and that's because martial law would be the only thing capable of bringing it back at all. If you're so confident in the draft coming back, well whoopdedoo. I'm confident enough in the fact that it's not coming back to be over this conversation. I'm sorry about your wasted day off from work, but I don't converse with retards.

We're done here.
#274 to #240 - anon id: b437680f
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In most situations, no, even in the event of massive war between developed nations, my money's not on the draft coming back. We rely more on technological advantages than we used to. However, if a city gets nuked by a foreign power, you may be surprised at how quickly internal division goes out the window. Is something like this likely? Of course not. But we're talking worst case scenarios, here, not likelihoods.
User avatar #280 to #274 - lolollo
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I'm also willing to bet that out volunterring rates would skyrocket much in the same fashion they did after Pearl Harbor. The main reason they needed the draft during Vietnam was due to how well protested the war was. I don't think that'd be an issue if things got as dire as you just described.
#297 to #280 - anon id: b437680f
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Yeah, but they still instituted a draft in WW2. It's not always a matter of manpower shortage, it also helps organize recruitment so that manpower gets where it's needed. (So you don't get thirty airmen for every Marine)
User avatar #324 to #297 - lolollo
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They also got rid of it during our conflict in Vietnam, meaning they'd have to bring it back via the exact same methods they'd introduce any other mandate.

Only this time, they'd have the fact that people are already vehemently against it from knowing how it worked during the 60/70s working against it along with pretty much every other clog the system would have to offer.
#136 to #13 - anon id: 7d730299
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********, mobile infantry made me the man I am today.
Starship Troopers, if anyone hasn't seen it. I'd rate 7.6/10
#291 to #136 - ffinfinity
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I was thinking about that scene yesterday, made me lol when I saw it in the movie.
#347 to #291 - anon id: 7d730299
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Rico's reaction when he pushes away from the desk, revealing his lack of legs, was priceless.
#164 to #13 - anon id: 475c0a63
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The draft was going on in WW2. The military didn't take the time to teach them other skills. Most were only taught how to kill and the skill associated with it, and then sent to the battle field. I disagree with you and think you should consider things before opening your mouth.
User avatar #186 to #164 - lolollo
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Yes, and people are using that to try and justify the hate for today's military, which is just as retarded as your assumption that I was talking about the soldiers in World War II. Seriously, why the **** would I be talking about things that were in effect 70 years ago in the present tense?
#326 to #186 - anon id: 06566e7d
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I understand what your talking about, there is no hate for today's military in this post. It is about the simple fact that these ******* idiots are trying to glorify WW3 when when WW2 ****** so many people up. It was the simple act that stupid ads people, our younger generation just refuse to learn from our historical mistakes. I'm not sure there will ever be a draft again but it's not for your idiotic reason it's because every male over the age of 18 in the u.s. is required to sign up for selective services by federal law. What did was give them permission to send us to war during war time no questions asked. That is why we won't have a draft.....we already gave them permission to do with us as they please
User avatar #185 to #13 - oaaaa
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i was in the army and i have to say thats not really right. a ******** of people came back traumatized and are not able to go to crowded areas like the mall, discos or public places. many people are able to get jobs like truck-driver where they dont have to use specific skills u have to learn. the army pays really well, but i think its still not enough!
User avatar #187 to #185 - lolollo
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That's called PTSD, which is terrible, but doesn't really have anything to do with the various training opportunities they have. The content has nothing to do with PTSD, it has to do with the fact that he only learned how to kill through the military. While that sucks for him back in the 1940s, today's Military is a little more self aware with respect to **** like that. You can earn job skills from sute security to a full blown medical degree. PTSD is different. It's a psychological condition. You can get it in or out of the military, it's more prevalent in the military because part of the job description includes what causes PTSD in the first place. If you want to argue that the risk for PTSD outweighs the chance for job training, that's fine, but it's stupid to say that it makes it where that taining doesn't even matter.
User avatar #188 to #187 - oaaaa
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yes you can, but if i had the chance to go back in time and join the army again + get double the money, i would refuse! even for 3x the money. its not worth it.
User avatar #197 to #188 - lolollo
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Sounds like a personal problem.
#209 to #13 - anon id: e12b0ee9
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Can't help but think when people use the word "brainwashing" what divine entity or ultimate truth descended upon them that gave them the ability to think outside their own cumulative experience.
User avatar #215 to #209 - lolollo
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It's called "lying".
#224 to #215 - anon id: e12b0ee9
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I, I bet a man who has never served can expose the harsh light of truth upon an entire branch or what they go through or do by using second hand objective experience he espouses on a internet form. Call it what you will, but don't pretend that you can decide the truth by simply being cynical about it.
User avatar #225 to #224 - lolollo
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Well I don't know about you, but I brought my Dad to each meeting with the recruiter. I also knew precisely what I wanted out of my joining the military. It seemed to do the trick.
User avatar #295 to #13 - hairydawg
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Yeah, but in this series this guy actually joins the Marines as the war is going on and comes back when he's done fighting. Not much time for schoolin'.
#66 - mummyslittlebitch
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Japses
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#22 - patriotpenguin
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the first and (possibly) last post of the pacific i'll ever see
User avatar #306 to #22 - trojanmannn
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should I torrent it?
User avatar #316 to #306 - patriotpenguin
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buy it u dirty ****
User avatar #317 to #316 - trojanmannn
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I'm 17. I can't buy ****
User avatar #318 to #317 - patriotpenguin
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torrent it.
User avatar #320 to #318 - trojanmannn
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for free
User avatar #319 to #318 - trojanmannn
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I'll buy it
User avatar #19 - shaftyface
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Who the fruck is EXCITED about a potential WW3?

And what the **** is wrong with them?

Jesus ****** Christ....
User avatar #59 to #19 - subtard
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People glorify war because it seems cool in movies.
Those are also the people who would be completely ****** in a war.
User avatar #78 to #19 - destroyerofcunt
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i just want to live something terrifing, something i can say i survived "if i do survive"
User avatar #120 to #19 - warbob
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Well I do believe there are far too many people on Earth and history has shown that we get real creative (like technology for example) in war times.
User avatar #134 to #19 - KINGOFTHESTARS
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the only slight excitement i have is that i just may not have to get judged by a gay-ass school system for a while
User avatar #196 to #19 - orionthegreat
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Activision, they really need something new and cool for CoD
#139 to #19 - tjocksnorris
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same ***** who tell themself they'd want a zombie apocalypse

***** u'd be dead
User avatar #208 to #139 - degl
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there are ton of people that want a zombie apocalypse. I met a doctor once who was treating me and we started talking about zombie games. Then he just started to talk about real life scenarios that could occur and ****. Dude with a PHD, perfectly normal, wanted a zombie apocalypse. I guess it's one of those kill people without actually killing "people"?
#229 to #208 - tjocksnorris
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yeah a ton of ppl thinking that they'd survive being heroic and ****, but when snapping back to reality cant stand the sight of a spider on the bathroom floor
#62 to #19 - pathatter
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Teenagers and sociopaths, so they can find something interesting to read in the news. I've heard kids hoping for a war between Russia and the US over Crimea just because it would be cool.
Teenagers and sociopaths, so they can find something interesting to read in the news. I've heard kids hoping for a war between Russia and the US over Crimea just because it would be cool.
#336 to #62 - anon id: 0c79b97e
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As a sociopath I resent this statement. WWIII would be terrible for my designs. DO NOT WANT.


Although the ruinous ash from flames fueled by billions of souls (my own probably included) has a certain nihilist appeal. But aside from that the whole thing sounds ******* retarded. It's not like the US gives a **** about non-NATO countries uninhabited by brown people.
User avatar #1 - charagrin
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I agree op, YOU do not have any idea what you are talking about. The parallel between violent tendencies after serving in combat, and violent tendencies among civilian populations is exactly the same. As quite literally thousands of research papers have shown. The only major difference noted is that when veterans do commit violent crime, it tends to be both more overwhelming for the victim due to the veterans combat training and experience, as well as "cleaner", meaning there is usual less evidence or even mess due to the veterans habits instilled into him/her in the military.
User avatar #128 to #1 - bithcwits
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I thought the point of it wasn't that he was a murderous killing machine, but that he has been scarred by his experiences, and left without the capacity to survive in postwar society? The point of the post, as I see it, is to say that full scale war is a terrible thing which deeply affects those involved in it, and that can leave them awash in an uncaring society, therefore to hope for one shows a lack of awareness of the consequences.


My grandfather had exactly the same experience. He was Royal Marine, and decorated for bravery (and incidentally ended his service when he was bayonetted in the stomach by a German. This guy had some intense stories, trust me), but when he came back out into civilian society, he found it very difficult. He had spent his whole adult life as a soldier, and, upon returning to university, found that people simply did not understand him and what he had been through.
#3 to #1 - pvcosmonnaught [OP]
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I know you don't know this but I am actually in the Army Reserves so I do completely understand and agree with you comment. I just enjoyed the content so I thought I would share it.
I know you don't know this but I am actually in the Army Reserves so I do completely understand and agree with you comment. I just enjoyed the content so I thought I would share it.
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#259 to #3 - clannadqs
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>Army Reserves
>Non-combat job
>Claims to understand how people act after combat
User avatar #270 to #259 - pvcosmonnaught [OP]
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lol > I'm reclasing to an 11B....
>I do understand war ***** you up
User avatar #273 to #270 - clannadqs
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Wait, are you going Guard or Active?
User avatar #272 to #270 - clannadqs
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Simply messing around man.
User avatar #275 to #272 - pvcosmonnaught [OP]
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I got you dude. Honestly though, from some of the stories my NCOs have told me. Its not easy, like they question their decisions, and the lives they took on a daily basis
User avatar #277 to #275 - clannadqs
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I've never heard anyone complaining and I am 11B.
User avatar #279 to #277 - pvcosmonnaught [OP]
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Oh well maybe I'm just making assumptions
#17 to #3 - anon id: 27eceb6a
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Plus he completely missed the point. War ***** you up. You and everyone around you.
User avatar #92 - splendiddust
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Easiest way to get to vallhalla
#123 to #92 - captainganto
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like anyone on this website would get to valhalla.
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User avatar #157 - olesc
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Who the **** is excited for WW3 ???

I'm scared ********. I live in Estonia.. as soon as the **** hits the fan we will be one of the first to get hit
#159 to #157 - magerogue
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I thought the exact same thing. Nobody will ever be exited about war, what the **** kind of person gets off on that ****....
User avatar #172 to #159 - wellimnotsure
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People who live to fight, some men are born for war, its just who they are
#174 to #172 - magerogue
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I'd love to see a generation of video game players fight a war.
User avatar #178 to #174 - wellimnotsure
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I wouldn't, they'd have no idea what they were doing
#180 to #178 - magerogue
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I was being sarcastic
User avatar #160 to #157 - earlploddington
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People far, far away. Sitting in college here in the UK and there are people all excited like "Woo world war 3". Admittedly not many, but even one is way too many in my book.

User avatar #163 to #157 - oneentity
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Slovakia here. I'm not super exited about becoming the new buffer zone either.
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User avatar #168 to #157 - youarenotspecial
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People in North America and UK who haven't seen the affects of war and play way too many video games.
User avatar #176 to #168 - fresighto
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Easy bro, some of us HAVE experienced it. and *effects for your trouble
It's not to be taken lightly.
User avatar #181 to #176 - youarenotspecial
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Read it again, Bro.
I know very well a lot have. I was referring to the ones who haven't. As in, kids in North America and the UK who haven't experienced war are the only ones who want WW3.
#190 to #168 - stratotastic
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Implying Britain didn't get bombed to **** in WW2. Implying Canada and the US lost 0 troops in every war.
User avatar #194 to #190 - youarenotspecial
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How was any of that implied? I was just stating that there are REALLY out of touch youths in the western world. Not that North America and the UK have never been to war. I mean ****, they're at war right now. But the children/assholes anticipating WW3 have never been to war, aren't in the military, and probably don't have family who have either.
#202 to #194 - stratotastic
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Except you singled out North America and the UK, which made it seem like you were targeting those places because they haven't experienced loss like other countries.
#81 - medianoche
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I do not hope for WW3, i hope for a radioactive wasteland after it
User avatar #101 to #81 - thedutchs
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You do know that fallout is like hundreds of years after the nuclear explosions, right?

Before that, it was way,way worse
User avatar #102 to #101 - medianoche
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I was making a joke... seems people took it too seriously
User avatar #104 to #102 - thedutchs
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Oh sorry, brother.

Have a thumb and my sincere apologies
User avatar #85 to #81 - nimba
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why, you'd be dead
#223 - insowietrussia
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Who the **** was hoping for WW3? And who in their right mind would even think its going to happen any time soon?
User avatar #226 to #223 - mrjweezy
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I have not once heard someone say they want WW3 to happen.
But people say it might happen due to **** going on with Ukraine
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Naw **** won't happen due to the threat of full out nuclear war. Plus Putin is making the whole "invasion" seem very diplomatic. Rather than charging guns a blazing he is making it seem like he is "protecting" the "Russians" in Crimea who are being attacked by the Ukrainian citizens by simply stationing troops all around the peninsula. Also he isn't forcefully grabbing the territory, but allowing them to vote and succeed themselves much like how the Confederates did in the US. Dirty, dirty politics.
User avatar #261 to #231 - Mortuus
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I don't mean to start a political argument, but both the Ukrainians and Russians are to blame for this BS.

The people overthrew an elected official and ran him out of town with molotov cocktails. While I'll agree to an extent that revolutions are sometimes required, this one was just wrong. A trade agreement that would have benefited both countries to a good degree could have been repealed if the people disliked it, when the next elections came around. Violence should have waited until the next leader was elected and he/she refused to get rid of it.

That's the simple version, at least.
User avatar #276 to #261 - insowietrussia
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The elected official you are talking about went out of his way to deny the Ukrainians of the long awaited induction into the EU. Scumbag move like that as well as ordering his troops to fire at protestors means he deserves it.
User avatar #281 to #276 - Mortuus
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When you put it that way, it's quite difficult to disagree. In all reality, if something that ********* happened in my country, I'd be with the protesters.
User avatar #286 to #281 - insowietrussia
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That's exactly why it's all happening. Really it's a split between those wanting to be in the EU and those supporting the full economic and political alliance with Russia. Not to mention a majority of eastern Ukraine has close Russian roots or actually considers itself Russian.
User avatar #289 to #286 - Mortuus
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I've been following the Ukraine situation as closely as I could, but I had only a vague understanding of the reasons behind the full-scale revolution. Thanks for the info.
User avatar #290 to #289 - insowietrussia
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No problemo!
User avatar #228 to #223 - Mortuus
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Some dudes in the comment section of that "Russian Tractor" repost from a week or two ago. The same people from the social board around the same time.

People fail to realize the fact that war isn't fun.
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you mean it isn't like call o duudy?
User avatar #57 - rishnock
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Who the **** hoped for WWIII??? Where are you getting your view on other people's opinion? Are all your friend's autistic? No one wants more wars!
User avatar #58 to #57 - mkeller
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weapon development companies
#182 to #58 - thegazz
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Weapon development companies aren't the only ones that make a profit during wartime. Not by a long shot.
User avatar #60 to #57 - dremnus
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Well.... I wouldn't say I don't want more wars. But I don't want something as big as world war 3.
User avatar #147 to #60 - cthumoo
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why do you want more wars...?
User avatar #154 to #147 - dremnus
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Conflict makes the world go round. People flock together as much out of mutual hate as they do out of mutual interest. Giving people an enemy strengthens the bonds of the community in which they exist, they become closer. Without war we become distant, complacent and weak. Until a force threatens humanity as a whole, until some sort of alien invasion occurs which invokes the kind of desperation necessary to seek out the aid of enemies, then peace on earth seems to me to be unrealistic and detrimental. I want war not out of a love for conflict and violence bout out of a respect and realization of the necessity of it.

Feel free to dispute if you have a different viewpoint.
User avatar #161 to #154 - cthumoo
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I'm not enitrely sure it works out like that. Plus those directly affected by war, i.e the soldiers and their families, are forever changed for the worse. What you described also sounds a little like racism (to me) but I'm sure you didn't mean that.

What do you mean by us becoming complacent and weak? in what sense? is become complacent and weak bad if there's no war (depending on your meaning, though)?
User avatar #162 to #161 - dremnus
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Well, racism is part of it. Racists and bigots flock together to hate people together and other people flock together to hate them. The Westboro Baptist church is a largely detested group who were able to recruit many like minded people and, had they not been in a group, it is likely none of them would have been so.... openly hateful. Many people and communities all over were brought just a bit closer by a mutual hate for the Westbor Baptist church.

As for the complacent bit, well.... Perhaps that isn't the best term for it but war gives people a common goal and enemy, without a goal like that or an enemy or an outlet for people to focus their aggression on I feel like things would be impacted for the worse. I'm not trying to say that war is the only outlet for aggression or that a world without war is a world without hate or other smaller conflicts but I feel that war is still something of a necessity.
#64 to #57 - anon id: b44b1785
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Had to sign out for this one... About 2 years ago, I went through this life-threatening traumatic experience that has forever warped my sensitivities. And as I was crossing that desert (both physical and metaphorical) I realised that finally, and for the very first time, that I really wanted to kill some one. Not out of hatred or greed or a lust for power, but because I am now capable of such a feat, with absolutely no emotional backlash. Now sure, I could go out and stab my grocer in the throat, but that may result in a indeterminate amount of jail time.
Thus, I recognise that it is only in war that I can act upon my impulse with out fear of imprisonment by some governmental body.
So yes.
Bring me the war.
I want to create a fiery Mecca upon the earth. I want to cut a swath of bloodshed through this twisted world. I want to sit among the smouldering ruins of this society, light a cigarette and watch it crumble all around me.
User avatar #87 to #64 - nimba
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don't worry, you won't be 14 forever
#115 to #87 - anon id: b44b1785
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Peter Pan was.
#144 to #115 - anon id: 5fe7d38f
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Nah, he was like 12
#200 to #144 - anon id: b44b1785
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Well you already think I'm 14, would 12 be such a stretch?
User avatar #338 to #64 - dbrak
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That's incredibly self-centered. Sorry that you've had so many issues in the past that you've been completely emotionally compromised, but there are people with hope and dreams. Just because we turn on the TV and see powerful tyrants waging war on their fellow man should not negate the fact that the rest of us, the people, are generally good and full of hope.

Grow up. Just because you want to kill doesn't mean it's justified. Your ****** up fantasies are not worth a human life, let alone a war full of them.
#88 to #64 - anon id: 5fe7d38f
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I think because you're not willing to die to quench your thirst then you fear death, therefore what you're saying isn't true, you're trying to sound like a badass, and you're a ******* idiot.
#109 to #88 - anon id: b44b1785
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Only priests and fools don't fear death. I never expressed a desire to die. Only to kill.
#143 to #109 - anon id: 5fe7d38f
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I think wishing war to be brought to you is pretty much the same thing. I wish you the best in your cinematic ways.
#90 to #88 - anon id: 5fe7d38f
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Also, anyone who says 'this' in the context you used it is an overdramatic cunt
#116 to #90 - anon id: b44b1785
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Also, I'm a drama queen.
#151 to #116 - anon id: 5fe7d38f
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evidently
#83 to #64 - cthumoo
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#82 to #64 - anon id: 5fe7d38f
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And who would manufacture your cigarettes?
#112 to #82 - anon id: b44b1785
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At any given time there are over 600 trillion cigarettes on the planet. By scavenging off the old world, those cigarettes will kill me before I run out.
#146 to #112 - anon id: 5fe7d38f
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If you want to sit upon the smouldering ruins of society you better hope none of 'em got singed.
#201 to #146 - anon id: b44b1785
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Most cigarette factories are built out of flame retardant materials to avoid such accidents.
User avatar #68 to #64 - timmywankenobi
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but who would live in the new world you create ?
#117 to #68 - anon id: b44b1785
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I don't give a ****. I thought I made that pretty clear.
#65 to #64 - anon id: b44b1785
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And here's and inspirational wallpaper to that effect.