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June 7th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
Henderson, I personally hope you never enter the military, we have enough loud mouthed I want to pretend to know it all dummies, we don't need anymore.



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It's directly from the horse's mouth. So don't tell me I don't know at least a little more than some guy off the street who's never been.
I'll say it slow since you don't seem smart enough to catch on.

You. Don't. Know. S.H.I.T.

Frankly, to me, you're no better than the "Billy" guy on myspace. A poser, different stripes perhaps, but a poser nonetheless.

June 7th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 

It's really hard to bite my tounge here...PJ, no where in my posts did I say I know it all. No where in any of my posts, EVER, have I said I know it all.I'm not a dummy, and I would appreciate it if I wasn't called one by a person online who doesn't know me.Even if that person has been in the military for however long. I simply said that I thought reading my uncle's journals gave me a tiny bit more insight than the average joe. If that is being a know-it-all, then forgive me, but if that is even in the ball park of being correct, then I would appreciate it if you stopped calling me names.
June 7th, 2006  
soldierzhonor
 
 
<raises hand> gun truck gunner in Iraq
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June 7th, 2006  
moving0target
 
 
Henderson, having made the same error when I was younger, I can tell you that trying to imply to most guys who have been "on the sharp end" that you any clue what they've been through is going to provoke a firestorm. You may understand the words they use, but the actual human impact is something no words can convey. Maybe PJ can cut you a bit of slack, though, since we've all put our proverbial dangly bits in a bear trap when we were young and invincible.
June 7th, 2006  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
Most ive done is played counterstrike so i think im an expert
June 8th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
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Originally Posted by moving0target
Henderson, having made the same error when I was younger, I can tell you that trying to imply to most guys who have been "on the sharp end" that you any clue what they've been through is going to provoke a firestorm. You may understand the words they use, but the actual human impact is something no words can convey. Maybe PJ can cut you a bit of slack, though, since we've all put our proverbial dangly bits in a bear trap when we were young and invincible.
Negative. I've cut him slack several times because I had thought he might make a good soldier some day. In several different threads and posts he's stepped on his crank and I've tried to guide him through easy comments and PMs. He's burned through any patience I once had with him. You can only step in the trap so many times before a guy gets tired of helping you get it out of it.
June 8th, 2006  
moving0target
 
 
Roger. As a relative newbie here, I'm unaware of past history. Fire away, sir.
June 8th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
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Originally Posted by moving0target
Roger. As a relative newbie here, I'm unaware of past history. Fire away, sir.
Hey now, I didn't call you names!

You made a good point, and I agree 100% with it. There just comes a time when "youth" can't be an excuse anymore.
June 8th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Next thing he'll call you flyboy... By the way where is Marinerhodes??
Hehehehe... on topic no one ever kicks yer teeth in when you make a mistake, it happens when you REPEAT the mistake and it gets worse when you make excuses for the mistake... at least that's how I see it being done. Best thing, for those that have ears to hear, is to take it on the chin, learn from it, forget about your pride (as it is a worthless concept in the context of learning), learn from the mistake and drive on. In the military, pissing and moaning and making excuses will only piss off the instructor/NCO/Officer type who is correcting your deficiency.

In a thread about combat experience it is assinine to assume one might know anything about combat who hasn't been in it and if you presume to think you do and someone who has been there and done that tells you you know SFA you should STFU and reconsider your position. If this were a thread about nuclear physics and you figure you have read about the A-bomb so you "know" all about it, would you then proceed to argue with someone who has a PhD in physics when they tell you you are wrong? Hell no... and this ain't no different. When an expert tells you, you are wrong you shut up and listen... two ears, one mouth.

Combat is not something you can read about and "know" anymore than reading about giving birth equates to knowing what it is like, reading about cutting a man's throat to establish and airway is entirely different from actually taking a scalpel and CUTTING the throat of another living person to save their life. You absoinglutley do not know what these things are like until you actually doing it for real. Some months back young Cadet Seaman copped it on the chin from a mod for trying to argue his experiences playing paintball equated to combat and somehow validated his point of view and rendered him able to argue about it with a real life combat vet. WRONG.

Some of our younger members would be well served to take a step back and think about the fact that these are not just letters on a screen you are arguing with but real life honest to god men who are in uniform and have been in harm's way more than once and to argue something like this with them is the height of stupidity.

Thus endeth the rant.
June 8th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Can't add anything to what PJ & Bulldogg said except the following:
If it walks like a duck and squawks like duck, then it must be a duck. Just substitute "know-it-all" for duck.
my 2 cents.