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2010-05-08 08:54:20 AM
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2010-05-08 08:55:31 AM
In of this day you should go out and kick the FARK out of any Neo-Nazi you see. You know to celebrate kicking the Fark out of the Nazi's.
 
2010-05-08 08:55:56 AM
But what about the ones who didn't do anything? Or what about the ones who blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building? Or shot JFK? I need some clarification here.
 
2010-05-08 08:57:15 AM
Thank you veterans for your sacrifice. This Farker appreciates it!

/Glad its not VD day
 
2010-05-08 09:02:09 AM
I cannot imagine war.

Not really. I can't fathom it. I can't picture myself in a coordinated effort to kill people as they try to kill me. I don't imagine I could function without pissing myself in fear.

War veterans are extraordinary people.
 
2010-05-08 09:02:14 AM
Thanks, Dad.
 
2010-05-08 09:02:23 AM
Thanks for letting me say thanks instead of danke.
 
2010-05-08 09:03:01 AM
War is ugly, but the shiat our grandparents went through defies description. No matter what, they got the job done, and paid a hefty price. Greatest generation indeed.

/PRE-SENT ARMS
//OR-DER ARMS
 
2010-05-08 09:03:52 AM
globalwarmingpraiser: In of this day you should go out and kick the FARK out of any Neo-Nazi you see. You know to celebrate kicking the Fark out of the Nazi's.

Make sure you get on the news so we can make a fark thread out of it
 
2010-05-08 09:05:18 AM
"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."
Winston Churchill

One of the most quotable figures in history.
 
2010-05-08 09:05:39 AM
I thuroughly enjoy not living in the United States of Nazi Germany
 
2010-05-08 09:06:16 AM
i168.photobucket.com
 
2010-05-08 09:08:28 AM
Just plain 90,000 tons
www.anecdotoff.com
 
2010-05-08 09:09:17 AM
That means the youngest WW2 vets (who didn't lie about their age) are ~82 years old. Scary.
 
2010-05-08 09:15:41 AM
Yeah, but my grandpa still had four more months to kick Japanese ass before taking part in the Chinese Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo.
 
2010-05-08 09:15:41 AM
My family is Belgian and my parents were born in Belgium during the war. Without the U.S. they would have grown up under Nazi occupation. It's almost incomprehensible to me how all these young American men came to fight and die in a country they probably hadn't ever heard of, but I am eternally grateful that they did.
 
2010-05-08 09:17:26 AM
Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.
 
2010-05-08 09:18:32 AM
In memory of my dad, 2 uncles, and 6 cousins that were WWII veterans, all gone now.
 
2010-05-08 09:18:36 AM
bssrf4: "If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."
Winston Churchill

One of the most quotable figures in history.



If he or Mark Twain didn't say it, it probably wasn't worth saying.
 
2010-05-08 09:19:08 AM
roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.


8.5/10
 
2010-05-08 09:21:24 AM
Obvious troll is obvious
 
2010-05-08 09:24:17 AM
Eh. It ain't a troll.

Our myths about WWII and veterans are pervasive and destructive for the most part.
 
2010-05-08 09:25:39 AM
www.geekologie.com

Nevar Forget

/GIS for VD is scary
 
2010-05-08 09:25:47 AM
Well, thanks vets, for lots of reasons but mainly that my grandma would've probably died in a labor camp in Poland instead of in America with lots of grandkids and kids around... so... thanks on her behalf and all.

On a lighter note...

Tom Hanks Forces Houseguests To Play 'World War II' With Him
 
2010-05-08 09:26:26 AM
globalwarmingpraiser: In of this day you should go out and kick the FARK out of any Neo-Nazi you see. You know to celebrate kicking the Fark out of the Nazi's.

And, let's not forget the commies. They deserve a share of the Farking blame. By treaty, the Nazis invaded from the West while the Soviets came in from the East. But Stalin soon learned, "Never trust a Socialist."
 
2010-05-08 09:27:45 AM
Thanks for all you did. I'm sorry we asked so much of you and yours.
 
2010-05-08 09:28:44 AM
roboczar: Eh. It ain't a troll.

Our myths about WWII and veterans are pervasive and destructive for the most part.


Oh my god!! The automobile?!? Those damned vets, what were they thinking? We're all doomed now we can drive everywhere we want thanks to a machine invented and mass produced before they were born.

I have no WW2 myths, but you're a twat.
 
2010-05-08 09:29:58 AM
roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.


1. Apparently you do not understand what the military industrial complex is.

2. You speak of "American exceptionalism" yet you ... probably American didn't even RTFA. At least you could have noticed that it is from BBC.

3. I would give you 6/10 but for some sad reason I think you're actually serious.
 
2010-05-08 09:31:19 AM
Slaxl: roboczar: Eh. It ain't a troll.

Our myths about WWII and veterans are pervasive and destructive for the most part.

Oh my god!! The automobile?!? Those damned vets, what were they thinking? We're all doomed now we can drive everywhere we want thanks to a machine invented and mass produced before they were born.

I have no WW2 myths, but you're a twat.


Obviously I'm talking about the interstate highway system and its influence on transportation habits, and all the problems we've had since then because of it.

Maybe you could think about it for a little while before frothing at the mouth?
 
2010-05-08 09:31:39 AM
Overfiend
Thank you veterans for your sacrifice. This Farker appreciates it!

/Glad its not VD day


The day is still young. Have hope.
 
2010-05-08 09:31:55 AM
Thanks for reminding me.
farm5.static.flickr.com
Flag is on the porch.
 
2010-05-08 09:32:19 AM
roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.



What your forgetting is that Everyone was using US manufactured Equipment. It was US workers, a lot of them women, that won that war. Wars are won on the Supply lines.

Sargun: globalwarmingpraiser: In of this day you should go out and kick the FARK out of any Neo-Nazi you see. You know to celebrate kicking the Fark out of the Nazi's.

Make sure you get on the news so we can make a fark thread out of it


At least I would get a Hero tag. Everyone hates Nazi's.
 
2010-05-08 09:33:48 AM
Sidepoint - for my grandfather it's LE day
 
2010-05-08 09:33:50 AM
badstiffy: roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.

1. Apparently you do not understand what the military industrial complex is.

2. You speak of "American exceptionalism" yet you ... probably American didn't even RTFA. At least you could have noticed that it is from BBC.

3. I would give you 6/10 but for some sad reason I think you're actually serious.


1. Yes, Eisenhower's greatest fear, yet he was one of the architects of it. Just because I made a short remark about it doesn't mean I have no understanding of what it means.

2. Think about what you just said, just because the article is written by an overseas news source does not make my statement less true. It is all part of the same puzzle.

And yes, I am very serious. Just raising awareness.
 
2010-05-08 09:35:30 AM
globalwarmingpraiser: roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.


What your forgetting is that Everyone was using US manufactured Equipment. It was US workers, a lot of them women, that won that war. Wars are won on the Supply lines.


I did not forget that. See my earlier quip about the military-industrial complex. It took over our entire economy during and after the war, fed by tax dollars and a compliant government.
 
2010-05-08 09:40:08 AM
Niemals wieder.
 
2010-05-08 09:44:49 AM
roboczar: Slaxl: roboczar: Eh. It ain't a troll.

Our myths about WWII and veterans are pervasive and destructive for the most part.

Oh my god!! The automobile?!? Those damned vets, what were they thinking? We're all doomed now we can drive everywhere we want thanks to a machine invented and mass produced before they were born.

I have no WW2 myths, but you're a twat.

Obviously I'm talking about the interstate highway system and its influence on transportation habits, and all the problems we've had since then because of it.

Maybe you could think about it for a little while before frothing at the mouth?



Who caught your panties in a wad?

Let's not forget the carnage that would have been done if our brave fathers and grandfathers had not taken up the gun and stopped these tyrants....

Why, the Japanese would have fleets of whalers hunting down your blowhole pals. As for Green Peace, they would beat them and lop off their heads with a razor sharp kantana.

Think about that the next time, Nancy.

Now, why don't you go outside in the woods and hug a grizzly bear.
 
2010-05-08 09:45:24 AM
One of the things I am trying to bring the attention to is the tendency to assign a disproportionate share of "sacrifice" to Western countries not in direct threat of invasion, and to make claims that (particularly in the US) we "won" the war. The sacrifices in material, human lives, cultural capital and nationalist psychology was much, much greater in places like China, Russia, Indonesia, Germany and Japan. By an order of magnitude or more.

It's time for these "celebrations" to stop being about claiming disproportionate credit for minimal sacrifices, and more about realizing the fully destructive effect the aftermath of the two wars has had on the entire planet, across all of human civilization. Think about that when you think of veterans or V-E/V-J day.
 
2010-05-08 09:45:52 AM
roboczar: badstiffy: roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.

1. Apparently you do not understand what the military industrial complex is.

2. You speak of "American exceptionalism" yet you ... probably American didn't even RTFA. At least you could have noticed that it is from BBC.

3. I would give you 6/10 but for some sad reason I think you're actually serious.

1. Yes, Eisenhower's greatest fear, yet he was one of the architects of it. Just because I made a short remark about it doesn't mean I have no understanding of what it means.

2. Think about what you just said, just because the article is written by an overseas news source does not make my statement less true. It is all part of the same puzzle.

And yes, I am very serious. Just raising awareness.


First off you made a short comment about the MIC stating that it was the military who created it. Who created the farking military? Why do we fight wars? What possible advantage could another group of people gain from this I wonder.Second, some people were defending their farking countries during that war. Show some damn respect instead of being a pathetic internet tough guy/politician.
 
2010-05-08 09:46:34 AM
If you farkers still have grandparents or great-grandparents who went through all of this, this Eurotrash guy's got a message for them: merci.
 
2010-05-08 09:46:35 AM
roboczar: American exceptionalism

This one, at least, pre-dated WW2. The conflict just helped exaggerate it.
 
2010-05-08 09:47:49 AM
roboczar: globalwarmingpraiser: roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.


What your forgetting is that Everyone was using US manufactured Equipment. It was US workers, a lot of them women, that won that war. Wars are won on the Supply lines.

I did not forget that. See my earlier quip about the military-industrial complex. It took over our entire economy during and after the war, fed by tax dollars and compliant government people.


/FTFY
//You still don't get it.
 
2010-05-08 09:49:22 AM
badstiffy: roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.

1. Apparently you do not understand what the military industrial complex is.

2. You speak of "American exceptionalism" yet you ... probably American didn't even RTFA. At least you could have noticed that it is from BBC.

3. I would give you 6/10 but for some sad reason I think you're actually serious.



And by the way, you are a dumbass!!!!

The Soviets deserved everything they got, Mr. History. They starter the war along with the German in the invasion of Poland. The Nazis came in from the West and the Soviets from the East.

You are really demonstrating a serious degree of ignorance. Why don't you do something about the CO2 you produce? I recommend a plastic bag.
 
2010-05-08 09:51:15 AM
badstiffy: roboczar: globalwarmingpraiser: roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.


What your forgetting is that Everyone was using US manufactured Equipment. It was US workers, a lot of them women, that won that war. Wars are won on the Supply lines.

I did not forget that. See my earlier quip about the military-industrial complex. It took over our entire economy during and after the war, fed by tax dollars and compliant government people.

/FTFY
//You still don't get it.


Given his name, I wonder how he and Tatsuma would get along. There is a possibility of Epicness.
 
2010-05-08 09:51:34 AM
you know who else didn't celebrate VE Day?
 
2010-05-08 09:52:14 AM
NickDanger3i: Let's not forget the carnage that would have been done if our brave fathers and grandfathers had not taken up the gun and stopped these tyrants....

I'm not going to stand up for the troll, but I think the point should be made that it is equally possible to argue that if our grandparents had sucked in their guts earlier and signed up to Versailles, they could have prevented it all in the first place.

/operative term: equally possible
//historical counterfactuals - most seductive intellectual shenanigans ever.
 
2010-05-08 09:53:47 AM
roboczar: Dear Veterans,

Thank you for giving us the military-industrial complex, the rise of the automobile, American exceptionalism, suburban sprawl, hippies, and processed foods.


The average foot soldier that fought through Europe and North Africa had precious little to do with any of the above save perhaps for suburban sprawl and even that was more due to some real estate mogul named Levitt.

You'll forgive me if I don't stand up and salute.

Actually, I don't think my forgiveness is an issue, but in any case I'll pass on even offering. Not so much for any lack of patriotism (which I'm somewhat short on myself) as for just being moderately ignorant.

Good job on the Hitler thing I guess. Even though you let the Russians do all the fighting and showed up late. So... thanks.

Military history isn't your strong point. Germany had Russia very much knocked back on its heels before America and Britain started breaking down Germany's plundering of raw materials in Scandinavia, North Africa and Southeastern Europe. Stalin was every bit the military numbnut Hitler was and if it hadn't been for Allied pressure and some mildly decent strategy pushed through Georgy Zhukov, Russia would have been neatly halved up to the Urals.
Yes, the Russians did make a worthy effort near the end of the war in the final push through Germany, but grabbing the glory at the end of the fight doesn't impress me as much.
 
2010-05-08 09:55:29 AM
Thanks for keeping the Allies out of our country...
 
2010-05-08 10:03:22 AM
roboczar: Slaxl: roboczar: Eh. It ain't a troll.

Our myths about WWII and veterans are pervasive and destructive for the most part.

Oh my god!! The automobile?!? Those damned vets, what were they thinking? We're all doomed now we can drive everywhere we want thanks to a machine invented and mass produced before they were born.

I have no WW2 myths, but you're a twat.

Obviously I'm talking about the interstate highway system and its influence on transportation habits, and all the problems we've had since then because of it.

Maybe you could think about it for a little while before frothing at the mouth?


I thought the interstate highway system was created in the mid 50s, was that another act of those mean veterans, making their sacrifices and endeavours during the war any less worthy of salute?

I'm not going to engage in any serious debate with you, because you are a twat, and your opinions are not worthy of anything but scorn and derision. How anyone can have a negative view of the people that fought on our side against the Nazis and Japanese baffles me.
 
2010-05-08 10:06:34 AM
roboczar: 1. Yes, Eisenhower's greatest fear, yet he was one of the architects of it. Just because I made a short remark about it doesn't mean I have no understanding of what it means.

2. Think about what you just said, just because the article is written by an overseas news source does not make my statement less true. It is all part of the same puzzle.

And yes, I am very serious. Just raising awareness.


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