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(Fox News)   Fiancée calls the USO and asks if her man and his fellow Marines could have some pizza or something when they land. No word on the pizza, but they got a water salute, police and fire escorts, and first-class seats. Well played, USO   (foxnews.com) divider line 61
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2013-11-06 08:45:49 AM  
I HATE IT WHEN THE CUSTODIAN DOESN'T DUST IN MY CUBICLE GOT-DAMN-IT!!!
 
2013-11-06 08:49:39 AM  
One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.
 
2013-11-06 08:50:02 AM  
Forget the fiancee, the real heroes were the seven people who voluntarily gave up their first class accommodations so this could happen.
 
2013-11-06 08:52:35 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Forget the fiancee, the real heroes were the seven people who voluntarily gave up their first class accommodations so this could happen.


QFT
 
2013-11-06 08:58:57 AM  

stealthd: Some Coke Drinking Guy: Forget the fiancee, the real heroes were the seven people who voluntarily gave up their first class accommodations so this could happen.

QFT

 
2013-11-06 09:00:10 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Forget the fiancee, the real heroes were the seven people who voluntarily gave up their first class accommodations so this could happen.


No kidding. (Seems like I forgot to dust in here also)
 
2013-11-06 09:00:37 AM  
They didn't fight and bleed for Chicago pizza anyway. They want real american Pizza.
 
2013-11-06 09:03:07 AM  

devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.


My grandfather told the same story.  He always told us never to donate to the Red Cross for anything.
His favorite example of Red Cross was when his unit liberated Dachau.  The Red Cross volunteers showed up and wouldn't GIVE the prisoners anything.  Grandpa said that he and several other men spent everything in their pockets buying blankets and supplies to give to the prisoners.  He always said that the Red Cross was a like a traveling concession stand from a carnival and everything was for sale.
 
2013-11-06 09:04:14 AM  

Minarets: Some Coke Drinking Guy: Forget the fiancee, the real heroes were the seven people who voluntarily gave up their first class accommodations so this could happen.

No kidding. (Seems like I forgot to dust in here also)


Good on those first class passengers!
Bad on the cleaning crew for the dusty room.
 
2013-11-06 09:05:06 AM  

devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.


The Red Cross used to give out donuts and coffee for free until the british soldiers complained and it was lowering morale on the british side that the americans were getting free donuts. They even dropped it back to free and the vets still hate the Red Cross.

Worth a listen:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/07/13/156737801/the-cost-of-free- d oughnuts-70-years-of-regret
 
2013-11-06 09:12:42 AM  
The hell is a 'water salute'?

DNRTFA
 
2013-11-06 09:13:43 AM  
Good for the USO, they are one of my charitable contributions plus I benefited from them when I was in the service
 
2013-11-06 09:14:00 AM  
Follow-up article on how American Airlines fired everyone even remotely involved for violating some arcane, arbitrary and absurd policy in 3...2...
 
2013-11-06 09:14:39 AM  

Jill'sNipple: The hell is a 'water salute'?

DNRTFA


A lot like a golden shower, but this is done by a fireman.
 
2013-11-06 09:17:47 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Forget the fiancee, the real heroes were the seven people who voluntarily gave up their first class accommodations so this could happen.


Agreed.
 
2013-11-06 09:18:15 AM  
Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.
 
2013-11-06 09:21:08 AM  
Hopefully the airline rewarded those first class passengers who had no choice but to vacate their first class seats with upgrades on their next flight. If they hadn't vacated their seats, the internet backlash would have ended up in death threats towards them and their relatives since cyberbullying seems to be the new fad these days.
 
2013-11-06 09:24:34 AM  

orbister: Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.


So... where, exactly, do you live, orbister? I ask merely for information.

/never mind, the NSA knows
//some Marines will be knocking in your door shortly to explain a few things
///no typo
 
2013-11-06 09:24:58 AM  

devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.


CSB: when my Dad was stationed in Germany his mother lost her battle to cancer. The Red Cross 'gave' him a plane ticket home. When Dad got back he found they had already garnished his wages for the cost of the flight. He was pretty explicit in his hate for the Red Cross
 
2013-11-06 09:27:33 AM  

orbister: Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.


atrollsayswhat?
 
2013-11-06 09:29:59 AM  

stealthd: Some Coke Drinking Guy: Forget the fiancee, the real heroes were the seven people who voluntarily gave up their first class accommodations so this could happen.

QFT


Stop trying to make "QFT" happen. It's not going to happen.

/not on fark, anyway
//"Quoted For Truth," FYI
///now get off my lawn, you former 4chan kids
 
2013-11-06 09:31:36 AM  
Sweet Bebe Jeebuz, have we really been in Afghanistan for 10 years?

/ WAR! Good Gawd, y'all! What is it good for!?
 
2013-11-06 09:32:23 AM  

kidgenius: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

The Red Cross used to give out donuts and coffee for free until the british soldiers complained and it was lowering morale on the british side that the americans were getting free donuts. They even dropped it back to free and the vets still hate the Red Cross.

Worth a listen:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/07/13/156737801/the-cost-of-free- d oughnuts-70-years-of-regret


I heard that story, too. Laughed my ass off the entire time. My grandpa biatched about the Red Cross, too, and he was a Seabee who never saw international deployment.
 
2013-11-06 09:33:09 AM  

devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.


Same here - especially the one in Dallas. Couldn't go two minutes without someone throwing food or drink at me... "Want a sandwich?" "Need a bottle of water?" "Ice cream sandwich?" "An entire box of Girl Scout cookies? Want to take two boxes?" Very nice place to have a long layover.
 
2013-11-06 09:38:10 AM  
this kind of stuff makes people cry?

i could kind of understand if it was your actual fiance...
 
2013-11-06 10:04:52 AM  

devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.


It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp
 
2013-11-06 10:12:07 AM  

FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp


I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.
 
2013-11-06 10:17:26 AM  

darwinpolice: kidgenius: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

The Red Cross used to give out donuts and coffee for free until the british soldiers complained and it was lowering morale on the british side that the americans were getting free donuts. They even dropped it back to free and the vets still hate the Red Cross.

Worth a listen:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/07/13/156737801/the-cost-of-free- d oughnuts-70-years-of-regret

I heard that story, too. Laughed my ass off the entire time. My grandpa biatched about the Red Cross, too, and he was a Seabee who never saw international deployment.


The RC loves to tout that one, but it's only one example. The RC does do good things, but it's when one of the volunteers they don't have to pay for is doing it. Now, is it the volunteer doing good things, or the RC?

When I was first stationed overseas going to the RC was on my list, but I was kinda disappointed when I saw what they had to offer - same pamphlets as everywhere else and I got a better meal at Micky D's for less money.  I had to take an emergency trip home and was really pushed to use the RC. Fortunately, I read the fine print before signing for the "loan". It felt like it was expected that I take it, even after I said I'd bought my own ticket, but thanks anyway. Creepy.

I used to give blood as well and passed the gallon point decades ago. I freely gave this blood for the RC to turn around and sell it. Much like the WWII story, they have a spin for that, saying they only charge processing and the high cost to patients comes from the hospitals tacking on their profit - in other words, they sold my blood at cost. The problem I have with it is, if they sell the blood at cost, how were they able to pay this fine out of the profits from blood sales?
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm10 87 28.htm

That experience did help me years later in civilian life when the companies I've worked for strongly pushed to have voluntary money deducted from my check for the United Way.

RC volunteers - keep up the good work!
 
2013-11-06 10:17:27 AM  

GalFriday: FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.


Cool. Stay uninformed. Don't read the link I posted that explains the situation. Just please don't use your uninformed and uneducated brain to vote.
 
2013-11-06 10:21:57 AM  

GalFriday: Jill'sNipple: The hell is a 'water salute'?

DNRTFA

A lot like a golden shower tubgirl, but this is done by a fireman.

 
2013-11-06 10:31:16 AM  

FarkingReading: GalFriday: FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.

Cool. Stay uninformed. Don't read the link I posted that explains the situation. Just please don't use your uninformed and uneducated brain to vote.


I did read the link and just because it is on Snopes doesn't mean it's true/correct/factual.

I am completely informed and I have more education than you could ever hope to have so please don't try to compare degrees with me or even IQ's.  It is because I am educated and informed that I know that the Red Cross is famous for spinning stories to put them in a favorable light.  It is no different from the practice of most corporations, but we aren't talking about them in this thread.  We are talking about the Red Cross and the fact that they charged soldiers during WWII for supplies on the battlefield and from what I have heard from my brother in military serving overseas, they still do.
 
2013-11-06 10:31:49 AM  

FarkingReading: GalFriday: FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.

Cool. Stay uninformed. Don't read the link I posted that explains the situation. Just please don't use your uninformed and uneducated brain to vote.


The big picture is the RC provides a service the country needs, but to say it's not for profit is just wrong. To site references stating otherwise from people that benefit from that service isn't balanced. The military, the government, and the medical field benefit from the RC - is it just coincidence they are the RC's loudest cheerleaders? Well, other than the RC itself.
 
2013-11-06 10:37:02 AM  

orbister: Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.


Like the Scots never flogged the wogs.
 
2013-11-06 10:40:13 AM  

GalFriday: FarkingReading: GalFriday: FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.

Cool. Stay uninformed. Don't read the link I posted that explains the situation. Just please don't use your uninformed and uneducated brain to vote.

I did read the link and just because it is on Snopes doesn't mean it's true/correct/factual.

I am completely informed and I have more education than you could ever hope to have so please don't try to compare degrees with me or even IQ's.  It is because I am educated and informed that I know that the Red Cross is famous for spinning stories to put them in a favorable light.  It is no different from the practice of most corporations, but we aren't talking about them in this thread.  We are talking about the Red Cross and the fact that they charged soldiers during WWII for supplies on the battlefield and from what I have heard from my brother in military serving overseas, they still do.


Yes, you sound completely reasonable and highly intelligent.
 
2013-11-06 10:43:25 AM  

GalFriday: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

My grandfather told the same story.  He always told us never to donate to the Red Cross for anything.
His favorite example of Red Cross was when his unit liberated Dachau.  The Red Cross volunteers showed up and wouldn't GIVE the prisoners anything.  Grandpa said that he and several other men spent everything in their pockets buying blankets and supplies to give to the prisoners.  He always said that the Red Cross was a like a traveling concession stand from a carnival and everything was for sale.


My son volunteered for the Red Cross. After a while he stopped because he ended up doing free lawn work for people who could clearly do it themselves or afford to have it done. He had no idea he would be doing landscape work when he volunteered. We also refuse to give money to them. The reasons why is too numerous to list here.
 
2013-11-06 10:46:49 AM  
FarkingReading:

Yes, you sound completely reasonable and highly intelligent.

I am glad that you have come to realize that.
 
2013-11-06 10:47:06 AM  
http://askville.amazon.com/grandfather-navy-WWII-Salvation-Army-gave- f ree-coffee-donuts/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=5781365

"How unfair that this splendid organization has had to take the rap for a decision made by the United States Army. Today, 35 years later, the truth is known by only a few."
The Miami Herald / Saturday, March 11, 1989


And I'm done with this.
 
2013-11-06 10:54:29 AM  
This is good but I think they should've done all the fanfare at SD airport instead of O'Hare. That was actually the Marines' final destination not chicago.
 
2013-11-06 10:55:04 AM  

FarkingReading: GalFriday: FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.

Cool. Stay uninformed. Don't read the link I posted that explains the situation. Just please don't use your uninformed and uneducated brain to vote.


What you posted doesn't change the fact that the USO was also in the ETO, and gave away the things the Red Cross charged for.  It doesn't matter that the military told them to do it.  If you're a 19 year old PFC, and one group is giving you some free stuff, and the other group is charging you for the exact same service, you're going to be pissed at them.  Those old guys aren't being childish and unreasonable.

Oh, and since I hate more than one CSB per post, I'll throw out another USO story:

Heading back from Japan in the late 90s, I managed to get something spilled on my pants.  When I landed in Portland, Oregon, my bags were already checked through, so I went by the USO to see if they could hold my carry on bag while I caught a cab to the mall to get some clean clothes.  The lady working there took one look at me, and called up one of the other volunteers for the center.  He came by, took me to the mall, where his daughter was the manager of a JC Penny's.  She gave me a new pair of pants, shirt, and socks for free.  Then her dad drove me back to the airport.  Pretty awesome service.  Ever since, I've made sure to slip the USO a 20 whenever I'm in the airport.
 
2013-11-06 11:06:30 AM  

EightyEight: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

CSB: when my Dad was stationed in Germany his mother lost her battle to cancer. The Red Cross 'gave' him a plane ticket home. When Dad got back he found they had already garnished his wages for the cost of the flight. He was pretty explicit in his hate for the Red Cross


Same thing happened to my brother. Screw the Red Cross.
 
2013-11-06 11:17:15 AM  

orbister: Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.


They are not people they are Islamic fascists, really nothing more than rabid dogs and putting them down is a service to humanity.

Taliban Attacks Girls with Acid for 'Western' Education

Pakistani Schoolgirl Wounded In Taliban Attack Addresses U.N.

So go ahead and feel sorry for the brown "people".
 
2013-11-06 11:21:12 AM  
That gesture was followed by seven first-class passengers who jumped out of their seats for the other Marines so they could sit together.

First class indeed!
 
2013-11-06 11:30:35 AM  
GalFriday:
I am completely informed and I have more education than you could ever hope to have so please don't try to compare degrees with me or even IQ's.  It is because I am educated and informed that I know that the Red Cross is famous for spinning stories to put them in a favorable light.  It is no different from the practice of most corporations, but we aren't talking about them in this thread.  We are talking about the Red Cross and the fact that they charged soldiers during WWII for supplies on the battlefield and from what I have heard from my brother in military serving overseas, they still do.

how can you possibly make that claim?
 
2013-11-06 11:37:37 AM  

GalFriday: FarkingReading: GalFriday: FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.

Cool. Stay uninformed. Don't read the link I posted that explains the situation. Just please don't use your uninformed and uneducated brain to vote.

I did read the link and just because it is on Snopes doesn't mean it's true/correct/factual.

I am completely informed and I have more education than you could ever hope to have so please don't try to compare degrees with me or even IQ's.  It is because I am educated and informed that I know that the Red Cross is famous for spinning stories to put them in a favorable light.  It is no different from the practice of most corporations, but we aren't talking about them in this thread.  We are talking about the Red Cross and the fact that they charged soldiers during WWII for supplies on the battlefield and from what I have heard from my brother in military serving overseas, they still do.


If you are so brilliant, why did your post include a spelling mistake?
 
2013-11-06 12:34:02 PM  

2wolves: orbister: Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.

Like the Scots never flogged the wogs.


Oh we did, we did. We provided the British Empire's stormtroopers (little bit of Godwin there, did you notice) and, frankly, it's a bit embarrassing now.
 
2013-11-06 12:36:03 PM  

hasty ambush: orbister: Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.

They are not people they are Islamic fascists, really nothing more than rabid dogs and putting them down is a service to humanity.


And who cares if a few tens or hundreds of thousands of civilians die, eh? The Taliban's score is dwarfed by that of the US Army.
 
2013-11-06 12:36:29 PM  

MaritimeGirl: GalFriday: FarkingReading: GalFriday: FarkingReading: devildog123: One of the best military charities out there.  Always loved using their airport lounges.

CSB:  My grandfather loved the USO, and hated the Red Cross.  Why?  Because when he was an infantryman in Europe in WWII, the USO gave out free doughnuts and coffee with their canteen trucks, while the Red Cross charged a nickel.  He biatched about that until he died when he'd see the Red Cross soliciting donations.

It never ceases to amaze me how ill-informed, childish, cranky and unreasonable old people can be.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/emergent/redcross.asp

I don't think so.  I believe that their assistance at a disaster is free of charge to the victims, and the Red Cross can spin it however they like, I will believe the WWII vets about the selling of supplies to soldiers every day of the week.

Cool. Stay uninformed. Don't read the link I posted that explains the situation. Just please don't use your uninformed and uneducated brain to vote.

I did read the link and just because it is on Snopes doesn't mean it's true/correct/factual.

I am completely informed and I have more education than you could ever hope to have so please don't try to compare degrees with me or even IQ's.  It is because I am educated and informed that I know that the Red Cross is famous for spinning stories to put them in a favorable light.  It is no different from the practice of most corporations, but we aren't talking about them in this thread.  We are talking about the Red Cross and the fact that they charged soldiers during WWII for supplies on the battlefield and from what I have heard from my brother in military serving overseas, they still do.

If you are so brilliant, why did your post include a spelling mistake?


Please point it out to me.
 
2013-11-06 12:38:26 PM  

Lady J: GalFriday:
I am completely informed and I have more education than you could ever hope to have so please don't try to compare degrees with me or even IQ's.  It is because I am educated and informed that I know that the Red Cross is famous for spinning stories to put them in a favorable light.  It is no different from the practice of most corporations, but we aren't talking about them in this thread.  We are talking about the Red Cross and the fact that they charged soldiers during WWII for supplies on the battlefield and from what I have heard from my brother in military serving overseas, they still do.

how can you possibly make that claim?


I can make that claim because it is true.
 
2013-11-06 12:41:10 PM  

Girl Sailor: orbister: Dear God America, how much more militaristic are you going to get? I wonder how long it will be until this determination to worship as a hero every thug who has volunteered to cross the world and slaughter poor brown people subsides.

atrollsayswhat?


Anottroll says that the stream of "US soldier hero returns home man it's getting dusty in here" links shows a level of servile devotion to your military which is probable only familiar to North Koreans. Boy, did Eisenhower get it right.

Al Qaeda have beaten you, you know, just as you beat the USSR. Smart learners, for brown men in sandals. They realised - like Reagan - that the simplest and most painless way to beat your enemy is to induce him into such high military spending that the economy collapses.
 
2013-11-06 12:53:08 PM  
Yay?
 
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