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2009-12-14 10:01:23 PM  
My experience with having drinks paid for leads me to believe that its mostly military folks that actually care. Almost every drink I have had bought for me has come from retired service members or other folks at our duty stations when we come back from deployment.
 
2009-12-14 10:02:01 PM  
Why are you both fat?

In fact, why are most military wives fat? I saw it a lot in the city I grew up in, skinny soldiers and their fat wives.

Did they marry an attractive woman, get deployed, and come back to a landwhale? How depressing.
 
2009-12-14 10:02:02 PM  
Ackward.
 
2009-12-14 10:02:38 PM  
BallsackConundrum

Also, every female in the service that I've ever known has been interested in doing her job, not getting laid by married men and ruining her reputation and career to risk a little hootchie-coo. It's true: Not every military wife hates female soldiers. They are comrades-in-arms to our husbands, and I for one am grateful to them.

Then again, I have faith that my husband isn't cheating on me.


This too.
 
2009-12-14 10:03:03 PM  
Subby

www.orlandoweekly.com
 
2009-12-14 10:03:33 PM  
SchlingFocker: BallsackConundrum: Yes, infinite times yes, the women who are serving in the armed forces deserve more respect than any civilian.

No, they don't.

Soldiers aren't inherently deserving of more respect than civilians.


My bad on that, I really did state that wrong when I was typing fast. My intent was to say that *I feel* they deserve more respect than the woman staying home while her husband serves. I am a woman staying home. I feel qualified to make that statement.

My apologies. That really was a coonty way to say what I meant, not my intent at all.
 
2009-12-14 10:04:54 PM  
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That's right, I'm the guy! The guy with a good attitude towards menstruation! Oh, I know a lot of men are made uncomfortable by this monthly miracle. But not me. No, I embrace it. Embrace it the way the way some men embrace the weekend! Why I anticipate it the way a child anticipates Christmas!

Did you know that, uh, in alot of native Indian cultures, menstruating woman were forced to leave the village, less they're *powerful* magic should overwhelm the Shaman? If I were Shaman, I wouldn't be so competitive. I'd be more open and giving. I'd be a shaman with... a good attitude towards menstruation! 'Cause after all, what is it? a cluster of blood vessels, awaiting a fertilized egg. Providing a safe warm place for that egg to grow. And if a life does not occur, the whole thing is flushed away, and the cycle begins again. Now is that anything to be ashamed of or disgusted by? No, this is the nesting stuff of humanity!

That's why the woman I shall love will be able to menstruate as fully and freely as she desires. Even if her monthly flow should build in intensity to a raging rust colored torrent! An unbridled river of life giving blood flowing from between her legs! An awesome cataract plunging off the edge of our couch. I wouldn't be fazed! No, no, even if coureur de bois would come up stream, battling the rapids, and singing a 'jaunty song'! I would take no offense, rather I would ford across that mighty womanly river, and fetch herbal tea and Pamprin. And then I would mop her brow and admire her fecundity. For I...Have A Good Attitude....Towards MENSTRUATION!

/c/o David Foley.
 
2009-12-14 10:05:26 PM  
Great headline. You're awesome subby... unless I have you marked as a douche, race-baiter, or effete internet male somewhere on my favorites list.
 
2009-12-14 10:06:48 PM  
AuntNotAnt: The thing is, unlike video game medics, real medics don't turn soldiers into constantly regenerating killing machines; if someone's dealing with a medic, you're not going to see him again for at least a few days or weeks, and quite possibly never. Sure, if he's still fit, that's one less troop down the line, but a strategem built around depriving the enemy, as a whole (as opposed to those in an individual battle), of troops makes about as much sense as tweezing a lawn.

You don't shoot the medic because he's going to slap a bandage on a wounded soldier and get him right back into action. You shoot the medic so that you deter the medics from even going out there in the first place. The regular soldiers take a hit to their morale because nobody is going to be there with a morphine shot when they get a limb blown off. Killing medics ensures a higher body count announced on the nightly news, and more disfiguring and crippling injuries plastered all over newspapers.

You aren't going to whittle down the army like that, but you're definitely going to demoralize not only your combatants, but their populace as well. Pick off officers, medics, and logistics crew first. Only engage the actual fighting force when you absolutely have to.
 
2009-12-14 10:07:09 PM  
TheCynic: In fact, why are most military wives fat? I saw it a lot in the city I grew up in, skinny soldiers and their fat wives.

Did they marry an attractive woman, get deployed, and come back to a landwhale? How depressing.


Many times women cope with stress through Haagen-dazs therapy. Often this leads to a striking comparison since their spouse is contractually obligated to meet fitness standards. (cue rick romero here)
 
2009-12-14 10:07:19 PM  
TheCynic: Why are you both fat?

In fact, why are most military wives fat? I saw it a lot in the city I grew up in, skinny soldiers and their fat wives.

Did they marry an attractive woman, get deployed, and come back to a landwhale? How depressing.


I was always fat. My husband likes me this way. ;)

(Note: I don't actually think I'm fat.)

Also, most of the women on the military wives forums I frequent lose weight while their husbands are deployed. I've lost 10 lbs in about a week after I starting to eat a more healthy and well-portioned diet. Maybe since they see physically fit girls at work all the time, they like a woman who doesn't care about passing her PFT for a promotion?

I know it was that way for hair when my friend came back from basic. He wanted ONLY girls with long hair, he was so sick of the length the Navy cuts women's hair in basic.
 
2009-12-14 10:07:20 PM  
Excen: gorgor: Cytokine Storm: The Invisible Sky Wizard: Psychohazard: gorgor: When you cut off mens peni' without PTSD, yeah, it's questionable.

pics or it never happened

DEAR GOD NO.

Oh come on, how bad could it be...

They call her Chomper.

This is dedicated to you, gorgor! (Click-Pop, NSFW Dumbass!!!)


LOL, nice:)

BUY ME A GOT DAMB BEER!
http://tinyurl.com/ya9wcc6
(copy and paste)
 
2009-12-14 10:07:23 PM  
4. "Do you think he'll get to come home for
Christmas/anniversary/birthd
ay/birth of a child/wedding/family reunion,
etc?"
(Don't you watch the news? No! They don't get to come home for any of these
things. Please don't ask again.)


I HATE this one. God knows I love my husband's family but they STILL ask this one even after 7 years.
 
2009-12-14 10:07:38 PM  
BallsackConundrum: Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: BallsackConundrum: 14 Things Never To Say To A Military Wife (new window)

Your rebuttal to his attack on army wives as shrill, hypocritical harpies is to post fourteen self-contradictory rules about speaking to them, posted by a shrill, hypocritical harpy?

Oh no, I wasn't rebutting him calling them shrill hypocritical harpies. I was more annoyed at the implication that the Soldier/Marine/Sailor/Airmen/Coast Guard was obviously the main breadwinner in the house, and that he was implying that what we go through is easy. It's not easy, but it's not as hard as what our spouses go through, certainly. That was never in question.

Also, every female in the service that I've ever known has been interested in doing her job, not getting laid by married men and ruining her reputation and career to risk a little hootchie-coo. It's true: Not every military wife hates female soldiers. They are comrades-in-arms to our husbands, and I for one am grateful to them.

Then again, I have faith that my husband isn't cheating on me.


Im going to say you are an exception. During my time in I was PCSing back to Germany from Ft. Stewart, while my former brigade was deployed to the feild, on a payday weekend by the way. The bar I went to was filled with wives spending their husbands paycheck and screwing around with the guys that were in a different brigade that wasn't in the feild. I saw it all the time at Ft. Stewart
 
2009-12-14 10:09:40 PM  
BallsackConundrum: TheCynic: Why are you both fat?

In fact, why are most military wives fat? I saw it a lot in the city I grew up in, skinny soldiers and their fat wives.

Did they marry an attractive woman, get deployed, and come back to a landwhale? How depressing.

I was always fat. My husband likes me this way. ;)

(Note: I don't actually think I'm fat.)

Also, most of the women on the military wives forums I frequent lose weight while their husbands are deployed. I've lost 10 lbs in about a week after I starting to eat a more healthy and well-portioned diet. Maybe since they see physically fit girls at work all the time, they like a woman who doesn't care about passing her PFT for a promotion?

I know it was that way for hair when my friend came back from basic. He wanted ONLY girls with long hair, he was so sick of the length the Navy cuts women's hair in basic.


No, that can't be. No one likes fat people. To have sex with, I mean, they are jolly good fun to be around whilst drinking and such.
 
2009-12-14 10:11:54 PM  
Ugly comma splice aside, this thread is about female military women.

I've noticed that they often come in one of two varieties:

The square-shouldered bulldyke looking type, or the fit clean-looking sexy type. There's no in between when it comes to this.
 
2009-12-14 10:15:14 PM  
Onkel Buck: BallsackConundrum: Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: BallsackConundrum: 14 Things Never To Say To A Military Wife (new window)

Your rebuttal to his attack on army wives as shrill, hypocritical harpies is to post fourteen self-contradictory rules about speaking to them, posted by a shrill, hypocritical harpy?

Oh no, I wasn't rebutting him calling them shrill hypocritical harpies. I was more annoyed at the implication that the Soldier/Marine/Sailor/Airmen/Coast Guard was obviously the main breadwinner in the house, and that he was implying that what we go through is easy. It's not easy, but it's not as hard as what our spouses go through, certainly. That was never in question.

Also, every female in the service that I've ever known has been interested in doing her job, not getting laid by married men and ruining her reputation and career to risk a little hootchie-coo. It's true: Not every military wife hates female soldiers. They are comrades-in-arms to our husbands, and I for one am grateful to them.

Then again, I have faith that my husband isn't cheating on me.

Im going to say you are an exception. During my time in I was PCSing back to Germany from Ft. Stewart, while my former brigade was deployed to the feild, on a payday weekend by the way. The bar I went to was filled with wives spending their husbands paycheck and screwing around with the guys that were in a different brigade that wasn't in the feild. I saw it all the time at Ft. Stewart


That's absolutely the slimiest, scummiest thing in the world. As I was telling another woman today: To cheat on your man at all makes you despicable. To cheat on someone who is deployed, and with ANOTHER SOLDIER at that... It's horrible. That's not a woman, that's an animal. Those woman make me wonder why they got married in the first place. If you knew he was military before you got married, you knew what you were getting into. If he enlisted after you were married and you didn't support that decision, leave him and let him find someone who actually loves him and cares about his happiness.

TheCynic: BallsackConundrum: TheCynic: Why are you both fat?

In fact, why are most military wives fat? I saw it a lot in the city I grew up in, skinny soldiers and their fat wives.

Did they marry an attractive woman, get deployed, and come back to a landwhale? How depressing.

I was always fat. My husband likes me this way. ;)

(Note: I don't actually think I'm fat.)

Also, most of the women on the military wives forums I frequent lose weight while their husbands are deployed. I've lost 10 lbs in about a week after I starting to eat a more healthy and well-portioned diet. Maybe since they see physically fit girls at work all the time, they like a woman who doesn't care about passing her PFT for a promotion?

I know it was that way for hair when my friend came back from basic. He wanted ONLY girls with long hair, he was so sick of the length the Navy cuts women's hair in basic.

No, that can't be. No one likes fat people. To have sex with, I mean, they are jolly good fun to be around whilst drinking and such.


Well, since your name is TheCynic, I'll take what you say with a grain of salt. But only the one grain, I don't want to be a fattie or anything. ;)

/I'm going to update my profile picture, now I'm self conscious. Thanks, butthead.
 
2009-12-14 10:15:27 PM  
TheCynic: No, that can't be. No one likes fat people. To have sex with, I mean

img03.picoodle.com

/hotlinked from stormfront, somehow.
//white powder.
 
2009-12-14 10:15:52 PM  
BallsackConundrum: My bad on that, I really did state that wrong when I was typing fast. My intent was to say that *I feel* they deserve more respect than the woman staying home while her husband serves. I am a woman staying home. I feel qualified to make that statement.

My apologies. That really was a coonty way to say what I meant, not my intent at all.


No worries. Some people do believe that being in the military automatically commands a higher level of respect, but it's not coonty, just a bit misguided.

Thanks for clarifying :)
 
2009-12-14 10:16:46 PM  
Onkel Buck: Im going to say you are an exception. During my time in I was PCSing back to Germany from Ft. Stewart, while my former brigade was deployed to the feild, on a payday weekend by the way. The bar I went to was filled with wives spending their husbands paycheck and screwing around with the guys that were in a different brigade that wasn't in the feild. I saw it all the time at Ft. Stewart

I know that the plural of anecdote is not data but... I am stationed on Okinawa. When I go out on the town barhopping and whatnot, I see a substantial contingent of married women whos husbands are deployed. Now I know that out of the thousands of marines on okinawa, the 20 or 30 spouses I see in a night are not a statistically significant number, but since American looking women stand out pretty dramatically, and I seldom see the same ones twice, and given the much smaller pool of deployed married marines, I have started to get a negative impression of military marriges.
 
2009-12-14 10:17:21 PM  
Worldwalker: It is not, and never has been, the women in the military who have the "America doesn't want to see our little girls coming home in boxes" mentality.

I don't know about that. Ever seen even the most dykish feminist take any action against the Selective Service for not only not being required to fill out an SSS card but for it being explicitly ILLEGAL for women to do so? Yeah see, me either. Thats one of a thousand examples. Nothing so malicious as a concentrated effort on womens part. Just human nature to go after what seems like a good thing to go after. Requiring all females to register with the SSS is "FAIR" but who the fark would really want to press that issue? what women would realistically want to support it?

TFA aside thats the crux of it. In this example its the Gender Card. Next headline it will be the Race Card. The fact is I have disdain for those people not because they are black or women or Jewish or gay. But because they are selfish while claiming their efforts for "equal" rights is virtuous and pretending it is not as one sided as it actually is.

To ALL vets: Thanks. All politics aside you did what you felt was right for everyones sake and that is a truly deserving thing.

To all the womens studies majors and far out feminists limp wristedly fighting against "misogynistic patriarch": Go sit on a dick.
 
2009-12-14 10:22:13 PM  
BallsackConundrum: Well, since your name is TheCynic, I'll take what you say with a grain of salt. But only the one grain, I don't want to be a fattie or anything. ;)

Haha I was only being a shiat. I didn't even look at any profile pics before I posted my comment. I just wanted to post something other than "you sound fat."
 
2009-12-14 10:22:31 PM  
Damn Man: To all the womens studies majors and far out feminists limp wristedly fighting against "misogynistic patriarch": Go sit on a dick.

Damn, Man.
 
2009-12-14 10:22:51 PM  
Damn Man: To all the womens studies majors and far out feminists limp wristedly fighting against "misogynistic patriarch": Go sit on a dick.

I don't think that's how they roll.
 
2009-12-14 10:23:03 PM  
The WindowLicker: I know that the plural of anecdote is not data but... I am stationed on Okinawa. When I go out on the town barhopping and whatnot, I see a substantial contingent of married women whos husbands are deployed. Now I know that out of the thousands of marines on okinawa, the 20 or 30 spouses I see in a night are not a statistically significant number, but since American looking women stand out pretty dramatically, and I seldom see the same ones twice, and given the much smaller pool of deployed married marines, I have started to get a negative impression of military marriges.

When I was with the 101st, I saw the same thing. If any of the battalions were out in the field for 30 days or longer, the bars in Clarskville/Hoptown would be filled with military wives from those units.

Adultery was a HUGE problem at Ft. Campbell. Everyone was farking everyone else.
 
Al!
2009-12-14 10:25:03 PM  
PredDawg8: Dictatorial_Flair: I'm pretty sure mercenaries have never been highly-respected. By anyone. Except maybe the people that want to hire them, and that's probably more seeing them as a valuable resource than actual respect.

Fighting for your country is one thing. Being willing to murder people for the highest bidder after your country sunk tens of thousands of dollars into your training is something else entirely. They traded respect for a bigger payday.

Any member of the armed forces that wasn't drafted is a mercenary.


You need to go back to 8th grade english, or pick up a dictionary before you troll up the web:

mercenary
-adjective 1. working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
2. hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc.

-noun 3. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
4. any hireling.


Not one of those describes voluntary military service. A trait of mercenaries is often a willingness to work for the highest bidder, whoever that may be. Famous mercenaries from history have worked both sides of many feuds and wars.
 
2009-12-14 10:25:12 PM  
SchlingFocker: BallsackConundrum: Yes, infinite times yes, the women who are serving in the armed forces deserve more respect than any civilian.

No, they don't.

Soldiers aren't inherently deserving of more respect than civilians.


I concur with your statement good sir.
 
2009-12-14 10:26:31 PM  
www.rachelpapo.com

Man this chic is so farking hot. Those eyes are wild, like burning a hole right through my pants to get to my penis.
 
2009-12-14 10:27:56 PM  
If the women are in open marriages, that's one thing. Even then, though, they should be far more discrete.

Perhaps it helps that I don't live on base, so I'm not living in that sort of toxic environment and I don't see that bullshiat going on. I'm the kind of girl who would walk up to someone I know has a deployed husband and cockblock them.

I have a married friend who has been trying to get me to have an affair while my husband isn't here. I told him to go DIAF, and I showed his wife all of the proof that her husband is a shady bastard. Note: It's NEVER smart to try to bully a younger woman into an affair on the internet. Ever.

His wife didn't deserve that bullshiat. She's a good woman and she should have a happy relationship.
 
2009-12-14 10:32:16 PM  
Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: Nobody buys the ex-mercenaries any drinks either, selfish women.

While they're parading around in colors to get some hooch, some retired Blackwater/Xe commando is crying in a corner.


I don't know about that. They did get paid a farkton
 
2009-12-14 10:32:27 PM  
BallsackConundrum: His wife didn't deserve that bullshiat. She's a good woman and she should have a happy relationship.

Your husband is so clearly the femme in your relationship.
 
2009-12-14 10:32:45 PM  
SchlingFocker: The WindowLicker: I know that the plural of anecdote is not data but... I am stationed on Okinawa. When I go out on the town barhopping and whatnot, I see a substantial contingent of married women whos husbands are deployed. Now I know that out of the thousands of marines on okinawa, the 20 or 30 spouses I see in a night are not a statistically significant number, but since American looking women stand out pretty dramatically, and I seldom see the same ones twice, and given the much smaller pool of deployed married marines, I have started to get a negative impression of military marriges.

When I was with the 101st, I saw the same thing. If any of the battalions were out in the field for 30 days or longer, the bars in Clarskville/Hoptown would be filled with military wives from those units.

Adultery was a HUGE problem at Ft. Campbell. Everyone was farking everyone else.


SchlingFocker: The WindowLicker: I know that the plural of anecdote is not data but... I am stationed on Okinawa. When I go out on the town barhopping and whatnot, I see a substantial contingent of married women whos husbands are deployed. Now I know that out of the thousands of marines on okinawa, the 20 or 30 spouses I see in a night are not a statistically significant number, but since American looking women stand out pretty dramatically, and I seldom see the same ones twice, and given the much smaller pool of deployed married marines, I have started to get a negative impression of military marriges.

When I was with the 101st, I saw the same thing. If any of the battalions were out in the field for 30 days or longer, the bars in Clarskville/Hoptown would be filled with military wives from those units.

Adultery was a HUGE problem at Ft. Campbell. Everyone was farking everyone else.


In Germany, we just hit up the "Petra's"
 
2009-12-14 10:33:44 PM  
ladyway905: Someone said something about military wives not liking women who are in the military. I can say emphatically that that is not true. I am a military wife and I have seen friends who are male and female do tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have as much respect for women as men in the military if not more because I KNOW how hard is is for them. In many respects it IS harder for them than men. So, I can say to the people who said to that effect above, STFU. You don't know what you're talking about because you've never been there.

Oh yeah, and I also spend my husband's money on useless shiat, like diapers and food for the kid, and college textbooks for myself and whatnot. Goddamn trolls.


I've only known the military wives in Norfolk and Fort Hood. Two very different places... yet so similar. Imagine the women you hold animosity for just because you don't like them for one reason or another. From what I observe that animosity is like times 20 amongst the military wives and the active duty women. Only the Fort Hood wives will actively find ways to dig at the lady soldiers while the Norfolk ones will waspishly hate them in the silent "oh her? No, we're totally cool sort of way.

Then again this is just what I observed in my years of going to school in Central Virginia and having lots of family in Fort Hood/Killeen.
 
2009-12-14 10:35:40 PM  
Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: BallsackConundrum: His wife didn't deserve that bullshiat. She's a good woman and she should have a happy relationship.

Your husband is so clearly the femme in your relationship.


My husband was completely uninvolved with the issue. An Airman tried to push me into having an affair. I refused him. And then I made his wife aware that her husband was a cheating scumbag. My husband is 3000 miles away from me, and there is nothing he could have done about any of this.

Should I not have alerted my friend that her husband was a worthless ass? Was that somehow a mistake, and does alerting her as to HER husband's terrible intentions someone reflect poorly on my own husband?
 
2009-12-14 10:36:49 PM  
Desert Shield/Desert Storm: my kids have my DNA...anything else, who gives a shiat?
 
2009-12-14 10:38:25 PM  
BallsackConundrum: Should I not have alerted my friend that her husband was a worthless ass? Was that somehow a mistake, and does alerting her as to HER husband's terrible intentions someone reflect poorly on my own husband?

It's more of a reflection on all of your posts in this thread.

You clearly force him to make dinner for you when he's on leave.
 
2009-12-14 10:39:14 PM  
Bob16: debase their gender role

Please just kill yourself.
 
2009-12-14 10:39:37 PM  
gorgor: Excen: gorgor: Cytokine Storm: The Invisible Sky Wizard: Psychohazard: gorgor: When you cut off mens peni' without PTSD, yeah, it's questionable.

pics or it never happened

DEAR GOD NO.

Oh come on, how bad could it be...

They call her Chomper.

This is dedicated to you, gorgor! (Click-Pop, NSFW Dumbass!!!)

LOL, nice:)

BUY ME A GOT DAMB BEER!
http://tinyurl.com/ya9wcc6
(copy and paste)


Somehow fitting, as now it seems my penis has all but disappeared.

thank you?
 
2009-12-14 10:39:40 PM  
BallsackConundrum: Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: BallsackConundrum: His wife didn't deserve that bullshiat. She's a good woman and she should have a happy relationship.

Your husband is so clearly the femme in your relationship.

My husband was completely uninvolved with the issue. An Airman tried to push me into having an affair. I refused him. And then I made his wife aware that her husband was a cheating scumbag. My husband is 3000 miles away from me, and there is nothing he could have done about any of this.

Should I not have alerted my friend that her husband was a worthless ass? Was that somehow a mistake, and does alerting her as to HER husband's terrible intentions someone reflect poorly on my own husband?


BallsackConundrum: Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: BallsackConundrum: His wife didn't deserve that bullshiat. She's a good woman and she should have a happy relationship.

Your husband is so clearly the femme in your relationship.

My husband was completely uninvolved with the issue. An Airman tried to push me into having an affair. I refused him. And then I made his wife aware that her husband was a cheating scumbag. My husband is 3000 miles away from me, and there is nothing he could have done about any of this.

Should I not have alerted my friend that her husband was a worthless ass? Was that somehow a mistake, and does alerting her as to HER husband's terrible intentions someone reflect poorly on my own husband?

I'm guessing, Eastern Europeans are very serious.
 
2009-12-14 10:42:23 PM  
Another thing, not too long ago there was a thread in the Showbiz tab about how Marvel has been on an anti-women campaign for the last decade. Yeah, I was actually in a women's/feminist comic book discussion group and I can only think of one comic that seemed to offend everyone in both concept and execution:



We liked that they were exploring the concept of women in combat positions but we were incensed that they couldn't pry themselves away from this idea that if women were allowed on the front lines that the military would be rampant in orgies and sex games.
 
2009-12-14 10:42:29 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
/would like a word with you
 
2009-12-14 10:43:14 PM  
Cytokine Storm: Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: So to sum up the thread for Farkers just joining us.

This is my version:


My mind has been so warped with how SB says things so I can't read that comic without doing so in his various voices. The cheap piano keys playing in the background are there in my mind as well.
 
2009-12-14 10:45:58 PM  
BallsackConundrum: Should I not have alerted my friend that her husband was a worthless ass?

No, you probably should not.

Most of the time, no matter what proof you offer, they're going to ignore it and be pissed at you for trying to split them up.

The few times that your friend does listen to you and end the relationship, they'll always associate you with ending their relationship.

In those situations, it's best to let them find out on their own. Chances are, they're aware of it but are just in denial. Most cheaters are blatant in their cheating.
 
2009-12-14 10:46:11 PM  
KatjaMouse: Another thing, not too long ago there was a thread in the Showbiz tab about how Marvel has been on an anti-women campaign for the last decade. Yeah, I was actually in a women's/feminist comic book discussion group and I can only think of one comic that seemed to offend everyone in both concept and execution:



We liked that they were exploring the concept of women in combat positions but we were incensed that they couldn't pry themselves away from this idea that if women were allowed on the front lines that the military would be rampant in orgies and sex games.


Ugh... let me try this image again.

www.dccomics.com

/Hot like the Hot Zone
 
2009-12-14 10:46:16 PM  
Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: BallsackConundrum: Should I not have alerted my friend that her husband was a worthless ass? Was that somehow a mistake, and does alerting her as to HER husband's terrible intentions someone reflect poorly on my own husband?

It's more of a reflection on all of your posts in this thread.

You clearly force him to make dinner for you when he's on leave.


While an amusing assumption, no. There is nothing wrong with a man who cooks, but that's not his talent. He is a United States Sailor, and he serves our Navy's combat team with honor, courage, and commitment. He is very much a man... He would have to be, to handle someone like me. We were having a back-and-forth in a thread the other day (Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is sexist, according to some crazy biatch, remember?) and you seemed like a far more reasonable person then.

Something about the American armed forces get you riled?
 
2009-12-14 10:46:19 PM  
Al!: You need to go back to 8th grade english, or pick up a dictionary before you troll up the web:

mercenary
-adjective 1. working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
2. hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc.

-noun 3. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
4. any hireling.

Not one of those describes voluntary military service. A trait of mercenaries is often a willingness to work for the highest bidder, whoever that may be. Famous mercenaries from history have worked both sides of many feuds and wars.


Meh. Maybe mercenary is too strong, since money is rarely the only motive.

Nonetheless, the people of the United States that refuse to have a draft are hiring a subset of their population to kill in their name with monetary incentives (enlistment bonuses, college tuition, etc.) Strange how when the economy is good, the Army struggles to meet recruitment goals, but when the economy is bad, they have no problems.
 
2009-12-14 10:46:38 PM  
Dictatorial_Flair: So is it considered bad form to shoot at medics or something? I'd think they would be primary targets for both sides.

Deliberately taking a shot at a vehicle or personnel wearing a red cross on white background, or a red crescent on a white background, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, although they do waive that protection if they use a weapon.

Some medics are issued sidearms in order that they may protect their lives and the lives of their patients from those that do not respect the Red Cross or Red Crescent symbol. They lose their protected status while doing so, but practicalities beat idealism when lives are on the line. A handgun on the battlefield is pretty much considered a purely defensive weapon; it has neither the range, power, or ammunition capacity to compete against a rifle or carbine.

So, yes, shooting at prominently marked medics on the battlefield is considered bad form .
 
2009-12-14 10:48:29 PM  
BallsackConundrum, high five. Military wives get such a bad rap because of a few sluts and lazy biatches. And why would military wives hate female soldiers? That's pretty ridiculous. I just went to the bar with my husband's coworker the other night. Had a whole crapton of fun, too. Yeah, it's harder for the guy getting deployed than it is for his wife who waits for him, but it's not like she has it easy. It's single parenthood plus scads of worry.

/Air Force wife ;)
 
2009-12-14 10:49:53 PM  
KatjaMouse: Another thing, not too long ago there was a thread in the Showbiz tab about how Marvel has been on an anti-women campaign for the last decade. Yeah, I was actually in a women's/feminist comic book discussion group and I can only think of one comic that seemed to offend everyone in both concept and execution:



We liked that they were exploring the concept of women in combat positions but we were incensed that they couldn't pry themselves away from this idea that if women were allowed on the front lines that the military would be rampant in orgies and sex games.


Well if everyone wanted to fark me, I'd certainly be involved in orgies and sex games.
 
2009-12-14 10:51:12 PM  
SchlingFocker: BallsackConundrum: Should I not have alerted my friend that her husband was a worthless ass?

No, you probably should not.

Most of the time, no matter what proof you offer, they're going to ignore it and be pissed at you for trying to split them up.

The few times that your friend does listen to you and end the relationship, they'll always associate you with ending their relationship.

In those situations, it's best to let them find out on their own. Chances are, they're aware of it but are just in denial. Most cheaters are blatant in their cheating.


Well, if that's how she sees me, it's really not my fault. But from the conversations we had together previously, she valued honesty in her friends. I felt that allowing her that ignorance would be dishonest, and at least for now she agrees that I did the right thing.

Screenshots are a very valuable tool to have, as are text message histories (Of him trying to get me to hook up, and me telling him not to text me ever again. Ad nauseum.) She took his phone, and as he was too stupid to delete his history, everything I sent was confirmed.

If my husband ever tries to cheat on me with a friend, I hope she doesn't think that it's just like high school and not worth the drama.
 
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