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(The Tennessean)   101st Airborne soldiers like to get it on: 220 births expected in November, nine months after the unit's return from Iraq   (tennessean.com ) divider line
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2004-07-08 04:55:00 PM  
NavyBlues--

Calm down there. You ought to know that some of them had to go back.

Were you born a big stupid squid?

ex-Marine
 
2004-07-08 04:55:05 PM  
This is my rifle. This is my gun. This is for killing. This is for FUN!!

[image from zelluloid.de too old to be available]
 
2004-07-08 04:56:33 PM  
"I'd want to fark too if I'd been sweating my ass off in a desert dodging bullets and the only women around wore either uniforms or burqhas."


Heck, I'd want to fark even if I'm in the cool A/C and work at a stip bar.
 
2004-07-08 04:57:04 PM  
Wait till they find out I'm responsible for 1/4 of them.
 
2004-07-08 04:58:16 PM  
wow... i hope all the jackasses in here commenting at how bad this is dont have 50-something year old parents.

or maybe you should go tell your grandfather what a horrible person he is.

idiots.
 
2004-07-08 04:59:53 PM  
macman37
How many of them had "Preemies" only 8 months after their return?

Better question, how many had baby's full term only 8 months after their return. And how many of them were not the same color as both parents?

//if wasn't at work would find that picture of the white couple with the black kid. Halarity!
 
2004-07-08 05:00:24 PM  
I'm surprised nobody's posted the obvious:

[image from angels-of-love.com too old to be available]
 
2004-07-08 05:01:12 PM  
Can you all at least question WHY this is "news" to the people of Tennessee (a swing state)? Call me cynical, but I think the editor is banking on love of country and cute cuddwy babies to 1)SELL NEWSPRINT and 2)bolster flagging support for the war. It's not news. It's a stealthy advertorial for base comfort appealing to the lowest common denominator. And it's probably made up a-la Jayson Blair.

Just sayin'. Ask a few questions. I question everything now that I'm a civilian.
 
2004-07-08 05:01:22 PM  
Not to threadjack my own thread, but isn't it kinda weird how the "Mission Accomplished" banner looks like the "Hero" tag?
 
2004-07-08 05:02:26 PM  
This is not all that uncommon, my brother was born when my father was on a carrier in the gulf in 1988. Deployment. Home for 3 months. Deployment. He didn't meet his son until he was six months old...

/yes, my Dad can definitely beat up your Dad
 
2004-07-08 05:02:27 PM  
This is my rifle. This is my gun. This is for killing. This is for FUN!!

[image from alonelybeautifulgirl.com too old to be available]

/hope this one don't whacked
 
2004-07-08 05:02:44 PM  
55low

If you lived here, you'd know that The Tennessean is a liberal, anti-war, pro-soldiers newspaper.

Since it's owned by Gannett, we tend to call it a McPaper.
 
2004-07-08 05:03:23 PM  
2004-07-08 04:34:11 PM aerojad


And some of these babies will never meet their fathers because they'll come home in caskets.

AWESOME!


/sigh
______________

Some things are worse than death. The world will be a better place for that kid if we keep fighting this war. If we elect John Kerry and choose surrender, who knows?
 
2004-07-08 05:06:53 PM  
Damn, sometimes you guys are so sensitive it's amazing that you can stuff your feet in your mouths while your knees are jerking.

55low was making the point that are soldiers are severely underpaid.

It's a disgrace that families of men and women dying for (at least ostensibly) this country are on food stamps.
 
2004-07-08 05:07:29 PM  
Hahaha, go 101st!

/I know people there

P.S. - I didn't know John Kerry was running on a "surrender" platform.
 
2004-07-08 05:07:46 PM  
are=our


/English teacher are underpaid, too
 
2004-07-08 05:08:21 PM  
04:46:07 PM 55low: Military poverty is a complete embarrassment to this country. Embrace the truth -- the people who protect us are working in functional poverty at best. But at least all of them have primary healthcare.

I'm betting that when anyone proposes increasing the DoD budget, which would be necessary to raise pay, you're writing your Congressbeing to put the money toward more farm price supports, or public art, or saving the Silver-Tassled Wood Spackler, or damn near anything BUT the military.
 
2004-07-08 05:08:24 PM  
apparently nobody told these guys that condoms can be used for things other than keeping sand out of the barrels of their rifles...
 
2004-07-08 05:08:24 PM  
mmmm, That flamebait sure is tasty, isn't it LittleCamel??

2004-07-08 05:03:23 PM LittleCamel


2004-07-08 04:34:11 PM aerojad


And some of these babies will never meet their fathers because they'll come home in caskets.

AWESOME!


/sigh
______________

Some things are worse than death. The world will be a better place for that kid if we keep fighting this war. If we elect John Kerry and choose surrender, who knows?


Haa haa, aerojad hooked you!
 
2004-07-08 05:10:46 PM  
"The Tennessean is a liberal, anti-war, pro-soldiers newspaper.
Since it's owned by Gannett, we tend to call it a McPaper."

If it's owned by Gannett it's centrist pap - but McPaper is accurate. Retooled AP feeds (the bulk of most of the "reporting" in their chain) aren't liberal or conservative - it's stuff we hear about.

Just sayin.' If you lived in Madison, WI or Berkeley, CA you'd know liberal. Real lefty reporting is nearly absent in this country -- tough to keep advertisers when you go around setting fires.

Gannett = Safe Pap
 
2004-07-08 05:20:59 PM  
jjorsett
"...proposes (sic) increasing the DoD budget, which would be necessary to raise pay"

Can't we kill SDI (at $93 Frickin' Billion)? Or did I miss the memo about SDI stopping 'sploding planes and trains.

The DoD isn't all good -- you have to admit that. The people serving are golden, but the blank checks above them are evil (Raytheon, Grumman, McDonnell Douglas -- all pickpockets) and more often than not, their stuff doesn't work as it was advertised.

/Help me Dusty Girl! Help me! I'm stuck in an illiterates' flamewar and I can't walk away!
 
2004-07-08 05:23:19 PM  
I swear... jjdorsett said "porposes".

Nice mods, Drew.
 
2004-07-08 05:26:30 PM  
Well, I strongly suspect these men and women have a new respect for life and realize how precious it is. I'd want to have a kid, too, as soon as I got back.

lol yeah.. you go on with those rose colored glasses of yours.
 
2004-07-08 05:28:51 PM  
son of secret police
"in 16 years and one day, that kid will be driving your car."

That's scary! Ft. Campbell Blvd is dangerous enough as it is!
 
2004-07-08 05:29:03 PM  
immortal gulls and immoral porpoises?

I can't see this having much of a baby boom effect; it probably just means classes will have more Connors, Tiffanies, and Anjelikas than usual for a year
 
2004-07-08 05:29:32 PM  
notfondakerry
doccm9
You are a colostomy bag. And that is really showing disrespect for the colostomy bag


Like I care what you think. Coming from someone who has an account that was created 3 weeks ago, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt about understanding how Fark works.
 
2004-07-08 05:31:22 PM  
I was embedded with the 101st. Those guys made this Airman feel right at home. As soon as I landed on their turf in northern Iraq, they threw their "Screaming Eagle" patch on my left arm and said that I was one of them now. Those guys are my brothers and sisters in arms. Air Assault!
 
2004-07-08 05:32:02 PM  
Let us all join in and praise the applied 8-count push-up.

// "go ahead and drop honey, and Ill give ya 50."
 
2004-07-08 05:40:27 PM  
I suppose this new wave of new borns will have a spiffy name to go with it......some will be shock others will be awwwww

whatever that means that's exactly what I mean.
 
2004-07-08 05:47:52 PM  
doccm9

At least you don't deny it.
 
2004-07-08 05:50:06 PM  
We worked along side the 101st. Good bunch of guys.
Glad to see 'em home safe. Thanks for helping me write
exactly NO tickets while we were there.

/cops hate paperwork
 
2004-07-08 05:57:39 PM  
notfondakerry, you'll come to appreciate Fark's sick sense of humor in time.
 
2004-07-08 05:59:33 PM  
Poverty? Sort of.

An E-4, single and without incentives or other adjustments, makes $1558/mo. Yes, this is just over $18,000/year. He also gets room/board (on base), complete medical care, the GI bill, etc.

I'd like see higher pay for our military. It would probably do a lot to increase re-enlistments. It is not neccessarily poverty-level, though.
 
2004-07-08 06:05:28 PM  
2004-07-08 04:34:11 PM aerojad

way to be positive about the situation...
 
2004-07-08 06:07:46 PM  
yes E-4s make poverty money, but from what i've seen, it's real hard to avoid being promoted from E-4

a lot get outa boot as E-4's go into specialists training immediately and get boosted up real quick.

on the other hand. Show me a E-4 who doesn't have color TV, a computer or game deck, a VCR, a car, and a lot of other things I don't equate with poverty
 
2004-07-08 06:17:24 PM  
Our military, especially the enlisted men, definitely deserve better pay for what they do. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe they recieve extra when assigned overseas for combat duty. I just hope it is a whole lot extra.

Thank you to all who have served or who are currently serving. You all deserve the best for putting your lives on the line to protect 'We The People of These United States."

All of you 'We The People' need to remember and think about this before you write your posts on this topic. Some of the posts in here are just to cynical or disrespectful of our men in uniform
 
2004-07-08 06:21:48 PM  
An E-4, single and without incentives or other adjustments, makes $1558/mo. Yes, this is just over $18,000/year. He also gets room/board (on base), complete medical care, the GI bill, etc.

So, adding in room & board, it's more like 36K - 40K, eh?
 
2004-07-08 06:38:25 PM  
2004-07-08 06:07:46 PM Tater1337

yes E-4s make poverty money, but from what i've seen, it's real hard to avoid being promoted from E-4


Tater, that depends on your MOS (Army). In my MOS promotions were real slow. The promotion points were kept high (999) and lowered (750-780) about once a year, just enough to promote a few folks.

I lived comfortably as a single E-4. I know the guys with families had a hard time. But you don't go in the military to get rich.
 
2004-07-08 06:38:29 PM  
Sloth_DC: Not that much, and I said they deserve better pay. But as long as they are single and/or live on base the pay is not bad. As tater1337 said, for a poverty-levlel income, the average E-4 has a good selection of toys.

My nephew, on a Leutenants pay, had a BMW.
 
2004-07-08 06:41:19 PM  
200 babies? doesn't anyone enjoy money shots anymore?
 
2004-07-08 06:45:59 PM  
This is great news. Now we have soldiers for President George P. Bush (Jeb's son) when he declares "Operation Syrian Freedom" in 2022.
 
2004-07-08 06:48:22 PM  
Reminds me of these heroic women.
 
2004-07-08 06:50:21 PM  
No one gets rich from enlisted service. Yes, a single guy, living on base, can do okay on E-4 pay. Move that guy off base and it gets more challenging. (Yes, in some cases, living on base isn't an option, and the allowances for quarters and sustinence aren't nearly enough to house and feed a single person.) Now, add a wife and a kid or two into the mix. When I separated (after 6 years of active duty) in 1997, an E-5 with a wife and two kids was below the poverty line. That's unforgivable, and the only people who would disagree are clearly people who have never served.
 
2004-07-08 08:30:55 PM  
Wow...there'll be lots of single parents soon
 
2004-07-08 08:57:24 PM  
Parthenogenesis. Now, that's a trick that the Uber-Moralists seem to think women are capable of.

.
 
2004-07-08 09:04:12 PM  
met a chick last night, brought her home to her place. her boyfriend is in iraq, his motorcycle with less then 60 miles was on his living room.

felt pity for the bike.
 
2004-07-08 09:16:53 PM  
Teleken: No one gets rich from enlisted service.

No, you get rich from sending enlisteds off to fight wars so your buddy's company can get no-bid contracts and your OTHER buddies can get rich of new oil fields. Few dead soldiers, feh it's worth the $100 billion, Saddam is gone, and what ya gonna do about it.
 
2004-07-08 09:20:44 PM  
Point: abortions are illegal for soldiers abroad. Apparently somehow your reproductive rights / babykilling rights (depending on your perspective) change depending on whether or not you wear a uniform. Or at least that's how it was abt 6 mo ago when I last heard it mentioned.
"The soldiers dont want abortions Dumbass"
 
2004-07-08 09:42:23 PM  
revscat,The only richness you get from war is that the bastard's that got us before will not get the children in the article(stay in you're hole its ok)Someone will stand up for you.
 
2004-07-08 09:57:23 PM  
so much for war being population control....

oh well bring on the DUIs.....
 
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