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Old 11-12-2007   #21
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Private Joker: How can you shoot women or children?
Door Gunner: Easy! Ya just don't lead 'em so much!
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Old 11-13-2007   #22
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Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men,who believe themselves to be quite exempt from intellectual influence,are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.-John Maynard Keynes
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Old 11-13-2007   #23
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Agree. At a memorial ceremony at Falcon in early 2006 for a soldier from a different battalion than mine a group of his platoon buddies were musicians and played Dylan's "Knockin' on Heavens Door." It struck a middle ground between Dylan's original version and the remake by GnR years later. As they were playing i glanced over at my CSM and tears were gently rolling down his cheeks. I lost it too.

Every time i hear that song on the radio, especially these lines,

"Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door."

I think back to that memorial ceremony and that great fallen infantrymen and his buddies singing a memorial song to him.

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Old 11-13-2007   #24
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Private Joker: How can you shoot women or children?
Door Gunner: Easy! Ya just don't lead 'em so much!
Oh my. You HAD to go there, didn't you:

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Private Joker, why did you join my beloved Corps!
Private Joker: Sir, to kill, sir!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: So you're a killer!
Private Joker: Sir, yes sir!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Then let me see your war face!
Private Joker: [nervously] Sir?
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: You got a war face! AHHHHHHHHHHH! That's a war face, let me see your war face!
Private Joker: Ahhhh!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Bull####, you didn't convince me, let me see your REAL war face!
Private Joker: AHHHHHHHHHHH!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: You don't scare me! Work on it!
Private Joker: Sir, yes sir!

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Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Today... is Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few marines! God has a hard-on for marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?
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Old 11-13-2007   #25
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"I only went because I was drafted."

My father in law.
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Old 11-13-2007   #26
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"Sir, there is a fine line between hard and stupid."

Advice given by countless non-commissioned officers to their officers.
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Old 11-13-2007   #27
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Home, far away. From the war, a chance to live again
Home, far away. But the war, no chance to live again

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Old 11-13-2007   #28
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"We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again."

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Old 11-13-2007   #29
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If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.

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Old 11-13-2007   #30
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War in our days is more and more no longer a true fight but a mere extermination by technical means.
Carl Jaspers.

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Plato
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Old 11-13-2007   #31
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A few that I like:

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."
George Orwell

"Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events."
Winston Churchill (this should have been read in 2001 and 2002)

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
John Adams

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living."
GEN Omar Bradley

"War and culture, those are the two poles of Europe, her heaven and hell, her glory and shame, and they cannot be separated from one another. When one comes to an end, the other will end also and one cannot end without the other. The fact that no war has broken out in Europe for fifty years is connected in some mysterious way with the fact that for fifty years no new Picasso has appeared either."
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Well since there have been some tunes posted here I will have to just get into that. This is what used to be called protest music...but the Lady has a voice... so for your cultural enhancement and listening pleasure.

Joan Baez-Marching Up To Freedom Land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-np4Ke4o94E
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Me: Uncle Bobby, why don't you have a passport?

Uncle Bobby: Because the last time I went overseas people tried to kill me.

Me: But Uncle Bobby, that was Vietnam.

Uncle Bobby: Yep, but I'm not taking any more chances.
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Old 11-14-2007   #34
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Gotta go with Gian P. Gentile over Rank Amateur on this one. Dylan is better solely if you're in the dentist's office, riding an elevator, or in the frozen foods section of Publix. Tough to go against Sabbath especially when Dylan's weapon of choice was a simple acoustic guitar while Iommi wielded an axe...

...although after later reading Gentile's tribute to his fallen comrade, I definitely can see why he later agreed with RA...

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Old 11-15-2007   #35
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The Soul Patrol

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Old 11-15-2007   #36
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I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwqdB...eature=related
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Gotta go with Gian P. Gentile over Rank Amateur on this one. Dylan is better solely if you're in the dentist's office, riding an elevator, or in the frozen foods section of Publix. Tough to go against Sabbath especially when Dylan's weapon of choice was a simple acoustic guitar while Iommi wielded an axe...

...although after later reading Gentile's tribute to his fallen comrade, I definitely can see why he later agreed with RA...
Dylan for lyrics only. Ozzy rules.
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Old 11-16-2007   #38
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"He is best who is trained in the severest school." -Thucydides

"Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore, do not take lightly the perils of war." -Thucydides

Terror can be endured so long as man simply ducks; but, it kills if a man thinks about it. -Erich Maria Remarque

"To whom much is given, much is expected." Luke 12:48

"The price of greatness is responsibility." -Winston Churchill

"There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform." -Xenophon

"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." -Xenophon
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I... I don't know exactly how to put this, sir, but are you aware of what a serious breach of security that would be? I mean...
he'll see everything. He'll see the big board!
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Old 11-16-2007   #40
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I... I don't know exactly how to put this, sir, but are you aware of what a serious breach of security that would be? I mean...
he'll see everything. He'll see the big board!
Is this an implicit movie trivia question? Well I will take it as such:

General Buck Turgidson speaking to President Merken Muffley in the War Room
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