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(ABC)   Navy veteran commemorates all 2,200 military members who died in Afghanistan by writing their names on a wall. Fark: He does it completely from memory   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 16
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2013-03-03 11:21:25 AM
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This is a nice gesture and so is the Vietnam memorial but my uncle who died in 1969 over there probably would have preferred to have lived the past 45 years of his life rather than dying violently at 19 years of age in a foreign land for no good reason.

//never forget
2013-03-03 08:32:49 AM
3 votes:
Okay, we know how many vets it takes, but how many congressmen does it take to remember one?

/I am not saying I know all those folks, but I didn't send them either.
//Good job, Ron
2013-03-03 11:23:54 AM
2 votes:
This was about as helpful as putting one of those magnetic ribbons on the back of your SUV.
2013-03-03 08:07:08 AM
2 votes:
Mother fark can we please stop with the auto-start videos?
2013-03-03 07:38:44 AM
2 votes:
I have no words.

Thank you, Ron.
2013-03-03 12:00:58 PM
1 votes:
Hero? I don't think so, Tim.
2013-03-03 11:59:19 AM
1 votes:

Rich Cream: leevis:There were several million South Vietnamese who thought it was a good reason. I happen to be friends with a few of them.

Didn't we/they lose that war anyway, stupid ass?



Are you saying they should have just rolled over as soon as North Vietnam invaded? Just because they lost doesn't mean they weren't worth fighting for.

jedikinkoid: leevis:  There were several million South Vietnamese who thought it was a good reason. I happen to be friends with a few of them.

Sounds sorta like the equivalent of "Some of my best friends are black".



It's actually more along the lines of "I have friends who lost most of their family in Vietnamese concentration camps in the '70s".

You're a douchebag.
2013-03-03 11:27:53 AM
1 votes:

Rich Cream: This is a nice gesture and so is the Vietnam memorial but my uncle who died in 1969 over there probably would have preferred to have lived the past 45 years of his life rather than dying violently at 19 years of age in a foreign land for no good reason.

//never forget


There were several million South Vietnamese who thought it was a good reason. I happen to be friends with a few of them.
2013-03-03 11:16:14 AM
1 votes:

wildcardjack: He also has a memory training program to sell you. The remarkable thing is the length of the memory chain, but if you get him out of sequence I bet he'd be lost.


Some memory training program, they mention in the article the method he uses, and how it's been around for centuries. They go into a short explanation, but I'm sure there's plenty info online about it. But I wonder if you could get him lost. Since the names are associated with places, and he used his Ft Worth area, he can probably look at the last few names written and pick up right where he left off. All he has to do is remember which direction he's walking in. The benefit of the method is that you don't remember a sequence, you just have to know where you are and where you can go from there. You're not memorizing 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., you're memorizing what's in your doorway as you walk into your house, what's in your closet as you hang your coat, what's in your living room as you head to the kitchen. You can still know what's in the kitchen even if you skip the living room, you can always walk back there later on. Still, being able to associate that much is nothing short of remarkable.
2013-03-03 11:12:49 AM
1 votes:

kevin5lynn: About as useful as a prayer.


I'm not religious, but I do think that remembering the dead in thought and deed is useful to living people. It helps us set useful priorities and apply lessons learned to our lives. May not always help us improve the world, but I'm all for everyone trying.
2013-03-03 11:02:13 AM
1 votes:
Let's commemorate all the Afghan civilians they've butchered too. Oh wait, there's too many of them and we don't care anyway.

Let the military-fellating commence.
2013-03-03 10:59:10 AM
1 votes:
Memory champ aye, as said in story.  A thoughtful (yes you may cringe at this) thing to do. Good on 'im.
2013-03-03 10:55:23 AM
1 votes:
I went to see him do this last week. It was pretty amazing. If he comes to your town, please do take the time to stop by and talk to him.
2013-03-03 10:53:59 AM
1 votes:
I don't get why this is a big deal.  Nice thought, but hero, god that word has lost its meaning.
2013-03-03 10:53:39 AM
1 votes:
Should have invaded Pakistan instead. That`s where OBL was anyway...

/my bad Pakistan isn`t on the route of an oil pipeline from the Caspian sea to Russia.
2013-03-03 10:52:48 AM
1 votes:
Hope this serves as a constant reminder to those in power who think war is always the best option. It won't of course, but we can dream can't we?
 
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