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01-31-2020 02:48 PM
kinslayer1965
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Originally Posted by gpa&hisguns View Post
No it is I that should apologize. I worked a 10 hour day and during the course of that day I jumped on this forum(because I'm hooked)for a minute or two here 'n there and flash read right through your irony and took it literally. Once I thought about it for a bit I thought my perception is out of context with what I thought kinslayer1965 was about. I certainly misread you! We are good!
It is all good my friend! I do the same thing popping in for a few minutes at a time. Hope all is well with you and yours and have a good weekend!

CR
01-31-2020 02:45 PM
purebred
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The consensus here is people that have served this country in one way or another think their idea of a hero is different than yours. Did you actually serve in one way or another? Or just rhetoric b.s. thought up?
I'm a vet, and I don't think Conan meant anything about it. Just a poor choice of words. Those who have
never served don't know what we know. The pride lives in us for a lifetime. Band of Brothers, he could
never understand.
I agree Argent. I was not only talking about service members but also anyone including police, fire fighters anyone that is on duty some where and in one instance their lives come to an end. To say that the act of dying is not a heroic action is a blatant misunderstanding from my point of view. Anyone in the position that I noted realizes that any day might be their last. To say differently is either crazy or is full of it.
01-31-2020 02:40 PM
lloyd smale whats sad is what we teach our young men and women to prize!!
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“Whoe’er excels in what we prize, appears a hero in our eyes.”
— William Shenstone

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01-31-2020 02:39 PM
lloyd smale He played fricking basket ball. Heck even firefighters, lineman, police, paramedics, heck anyone that has to do something that others don't want to do because it might be dirty or messy or dangerous is doing more in my opinion then a football or basketball player. There PLAYING a game. There adults making millions playing kids games. How that makes them roll models or heros or even a bit special is way beyond me. Heck I like watching nascar. I even watch hockey. It sure wouldn't make my heart go a flitter if Jimmy Johnson walked up to me in the store. I don't think hes any better then the cashier working there. Matter of fact hes just a lot luckier because his work is fun!! Do I think argent myself ironglow or purebread are heros because we served or dee because he was a cop? No but then if I was pinned down and had to rate us on a hero scale each and every one of them would hold higher sway in my book then some sports star. I don't think any of us are truly heros but at least we had the balls to put ourselves out there where we could have been hurt for others. That and we go to our grandkids games in fords not private helicopters!! In this sad country probably 5 times more people are in front of there tv to watch the super bowl then to watch a new president getting sworn in.
01-31-2020 02:34 PM
ironglow .
“Whoe’er excels in what we prize, appears a hero in our eyes.”
— William Shenstone

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01-31-2020 01:57 PM
Argent11
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The consensus here is people that have served this country in one way or another think their idea of a hero is different than yours. Did you actually serve in one way or another? Or just rhetoric b.s. thought up?
I'm a vet, and I don't think Conan meant anything about it. Just a poor choice of words. Those who have
never served don't know what we know. The pride lives in us for a lifetime. Band of Brothers, he could
never understand.
01-31-2020 01:07 PM
Argent11
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Originally Posted by gpa&hisguns View Post
No it is I that should apologize. I worked a 10 hour day and during the course of that day I jumped on this forum(because I'm hooked)for a minute or two here 'n there and flash read right through your irony and took it literally. Once I thought about it for a bit I thought my perception is out of context with what I thought kinslayer1965 was about. I certainly misread you! We are good!
Gpa, Kin has been my friend for a long time. And I should have taken him more seriously about which
new Sci-Fi movies are good, and which ones suck. He was right every time.
01-31-2020 12:30 PM
gpa&hisguns
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Nope you don't. Was not aimed at you and I am part of the 99.9% percent of GBO that do not believe his actions and deeds in regards to the charities I mentioned are heroic. I do believe they are worthy of respect. I do believe the situation with the woman claiming he raped her is a case of someone trying to get rich. The charges were dropped because she would not testify and the DNA proved she had other sexual partners very shortly after alleged rape. It became a civil matter and as he was not charged with a crime it should be between him, his wife and God. It is not my place to judge. That is the sum and total of the points I was trying to make. If you took that as a personal attack I apologize.

CR
No it is I that should apologize. I worked a 10 hour day and during the course of that day I jumped on this forum(because I'm hooked)for a minute or two here 'n there and flash read right through your irony and took it literally. Once I thought about it for a bit I thought my perception is out of context with what I thought kinslayer1965 was about. I certainly misread you! We are good!
01-31-2020 07:32 AM
lloyd smale Im with purebread. Sign your name and your a hero in my book. The willingness to give your life is what makes you a hero to me. Because the man standing next to you on the battle field dies and you don't doesn't make him more of a hero. When you enlist you swear an oath that you are willing to fight for this country and give your life in that fight. How does that even compare to a sports star??? I salute every single person in the miltary today. They are all heros to me. If anything those sports celebritys owe them more of a thanks then I do. You don't see pro sports stars in Russian or china or korea!! You sure as **** don't see soldiers taking a knee for the national anthem either!! To me theres something backwards in this country. A soldier is an athlete that is willing to give his life for his job and gets paid squat for doing it. A pro quarterback makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a game and you cant even bump him hard! I know which id choose as my hero!!!!
01-31-2020 07:09 AM
ironglow '
Any person who knowingly puts himself in harm's way..with possible wounding and/or death, as a service to others, becomes a hero of a varying degree, depending upon the situation.

There is a difference when one takes lower wages to serve others...or gets higher wages while serving self.

C'mon you guys who seem to be favoring the ball player …. perhaps it's time to stop digging !

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