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(Business Insider)   There's being a tough guy, then there's being a "kill three guys while protecting your troops, and then after running out of ammo, taking an enemy's machine gun and bludgeoning him to death with it" tough guy   (businessinsider.com) divider line 83
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2013-12-19 01:24:25 PM
I'm out of the loop. Why is this in Business Insider?

/What business?
//Death??
 
2013-12-19 01:25:42 PM
The only guy Chuck is scared of.
 
2013-12-19 01:26:32 PM
Meh, I do that every night in Call of Duty.
 
2013-12-19 01:26:58 PM
Yeah. That's pretty hard core.
 
2013-12-19 01:27:07 PM
Beating your enemy to death with his own weapon is pretty hardcore.
 
2013-12-19 01:27:10 PM
Chuck wouldn't be scared, he would simply boast about a worthy adversary.
 
2013-12-19 01:27:15 PM
That's pretty farking badass.

This is just stupid though...

static3.businessinsider.com
 
2013-12-19 01:27:51 PM
What? Was his entrenching tool unloaded?

That is one well-trained, tough man.

/the Pacific island campaign in WWII, especially in the beginning when the Imperial forces would mass charge and infiltrate at night, was incredibly close fighting. Anything was a weapon.
 
2013-12-19 01:28:05 PM
Bludgeoned him to death with his own machine gun?  Should have torn off the guy's leg and bludgeoned him to death with that.  Wimp.
 
2013-12-19 01:28:11 PM

Mikey1969: That's pretty farking badass.

This is just stupid though...

[static3.businessinsider.com image 680x510]


Have you ever accidentally the whole punctuation?
 
2013-12-19 01:28:35 PM
I think someone should throw him a surprise party just to see what happens when they flick on the lights and a dozen people jump out at him screaming.
 
2013-12-19 01:29:14 PM
/O


/salute
 
2013-12-19 01:29:37 PM
THIS is why we will never be over Macho Grande.  Or need to be, really.
 
2013-12-19 01:29:44 PM
losangeles.bitter-lemons.com
 
2013-12-19 01:30:06 PM
Did he in fact still have the cig in his mouth?
 
2013-12-19 01:31:22 PM
"he came face-to-face with two enemy fighters at close range, killing both of them with his M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon"

A SAW? I pictured this when I read that line:

images.sodahead.com
 
2013-12-19 01:32:17 PM
That's got to be quite the rush when it's all over with.
 
2013-12-19 01:32:58 PM

gestug: I'm out of the loop. Why is this in Business Insider?

/What business?
//Death??


It was in his day planner:

7:00 Death
8:00 Death
9:00 Death
10:00 Death
11:00 Death
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Death
2:00 Death
3:00 Death
3:30 Afternoon tea
4:00 Death
5:00 Death
6:00 Death
7:00 Quick shower
 
2013-12-19 01:33:04 PM

Random Internet Persona: Mikey1969: That's pretty farking badass.

This is just stupid though...

[static3.businessinsider.com image 680x510]

Have you ever accidentally the whole punctuation?


never the comma
 
2013-12-19 01:34:06 PM

gestug: I'm out of the loop. Why is this in Business Insider?

/What business?
//Death??


Business is good.
 
2013-12-19 01:37:35 PM

ArkAngel: gestug: I'm out of the loop. Why is this in Business Insider?

/What business?
//Death??

It was in his day planner:

7:00 Death
8:00 Death
9:00 Death
10:00 Death
11:00 Death
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Death
2:00 Death
3:00 Death
3:30 Afternoon tea
4:00 Death
5:00 Death
6:00 Death
7:00 Quick shower


Choose the cake.
 
2013-12-19 01:38:02 PM
I'm glad he survived and all but I really wish we weren't putting soldiers in positions where they have to beat someone to death.

I cannot imagine a healthy person coming away from that without serious PTSD.

This isn't really anything to cheer about.
 
2013-12-19 01:38:02 PM
lucky the taliban didn't get him, he would have had to start over all the way back at the respawn point.
 
2013-12-19 01:38:18 PM
Much better link here bout Cpl Woodridge:


http://badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=46360524988

Badass of the Week is always the better read.
 
2013-12-19 01:39:22 PM
i.imgur.com
Luckily he wasn't hit with pocket sand.
 
2013-12-19 01:39:25 PM
I'd hate to see his wife like typing.
 
2013-12-19 01:41:07 PM
So, what's his Fark handle....FLYNAVY?

/ducks-n-runs
 
2013-12-19 01:41:29 PM

ArkAngel: gestug: I'm out of the loop. Why is this in Business Insider?

/What business?
//Death??

It was in his day planner:

7:00 Death
8:00 Death
9:00 Death
10:00 Death
11:00 Death
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Death
2:00 Death
3:00 Death
3:30 Afternoon tea
4:00 Death
5:00 Death
6:00 Death
7:00 Quick shower


8:00 Cake
 
2013-12-19 01:42:16 PM

Stan Lee's Ghost: Choose the cake.


Shakes tiny fist.
 
2013-12-19 01:42:31 PM

kindms: I'm glad he survived and all but I really wish we weren't putting soldiers in positions where they have to beat someone to death.

I cannot imagine a healthy person coming away from that without serious PTSD.

This isn't really anything to cheer about.


In the documentary Restrepo, the officer in charge talked about how he was amazed and shocked that his men had Taliban fighters put their hands physically on his men in combat.

One of the directors of Restrepo was killed by Libyan forces while filming the Libyan revolution.
 
2013-12-19 01:43:55 PM
Too bad this was in Afghanistan. It would have been heroic if he did it in a time and place where his effort would accomplish something, like the Siege of Stalingrad or the WWII Allied advance thru Italy.

Instead he had to do this in a land full of people that hate him, for a US government that refuses to support its own soldiers, for an Afghanistan that's going to slide right back into stone age barbarism the minute his people leave.
 
2013-12-19 01:44:38 PM
Looks like there is something good about berserkers after all.
 
2013-12-19 01:44:44 PM
"We love you because you kill people."

www.bubbleblabber.com
 
2013-12-19 01:46:57 PM

FarkingReading: I think someone should throw him a surprise party just to see what happens when they flick on the lights and a dozen people jump out at him screaming.


Probably about like that scene in Burn After Reading.
 
2013-12-19 01:47:23 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Too bad this was in Afghanistan. It would have been heroic if he did it in a time and place where his effort would accomplish something, like the Siege of Stalingrad or the WWII Allied advance thru Italy.

Instead he had to do this in a land full of people that hate him, for a US government that refuses to support its own soldiers, for an Afghanistan that's going to slide right back into stone age barbarism the minute his people leave.


Welcome to war, throughout history, forever, throughout mankind. You look back at 'heroic' battles with historical context. Both the battles you mentioned weren't seen as 'heroic', back then there were loads of people who thought we should *only* be fighting the Japs.

Historical context. Learn of it.

Finger51: "We love you because you kill people."

[www.bubbleblabber.com image 241x209]


I don't get the joke.
 
2013-12-19 01:47:59 PM

Stone Meadow: So, what's his Fark handle....FLYNAVY?

/ducks-n-runs


Hey! This guy's a current member of the Core!
 
2013-12-19 01:48:48 PM

Finger51: "We love you because you kill people."


And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I
Wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and
Guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill,
KILL, KILL." And I started jumpin' up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and
He started jumpin' up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down
Yelling, "KILL, KILL." And the sargeant came over, pinned a medal on me,
Sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy."
 
2013-12-19 01:51:00 PM
Then there is "Still willing to fight imperialists even when they can slaughter you with robots from thousands of miles away and out spends you a Billion to one" tough.
 
2013-12-19 01:53:44 PM
If you kill a man, you're a murderer.  Kill many, and you're a conqueror.  Kill em all, and you're a god.
 
2013-12-19 01:58:11 PM
Wow.. cant imagine the adrenaline rush going through this Marine's head.  But glad that he & his team made it out alive. And did it with out this..

static4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-19 01:59:04 PM
Brian Chontosh

Now there's a dude who's a dyed-in-the-wool killer.  He would have  immediately asked about the little red button.
 
2013-12-19 02:00:56 PM

gestug: I'm out of the loop. Why is this in Business Insider?

/What business?
//Death??


Somebody sold him that SAW, and is currently working on the bullet subscription order.

/Gottschalks.
//John Brunner predicted everything.
 
2013-12-19 02:01:29 PM
Roy Benevidez laughs at your puny display.
 
2013-12-19 02:03:11 PM

kindms: I'm glad he survived and all but I really wish we weren't putting soldiers in positions where they have to beat someone to death.

I cannot imagine a healthy person coming away from that without serious PTSD.

This isn't really anything to cheer about.


I think it's more about the fact that he has the ability to do that and survive. Shows how well-trained some of our troops are.
I can honestly say I'd get the fark outta there if I ran into this guy in a dark alley. And I don't consider myself a coward, just smart enough to avoid people who could kill me with my own weapon.
 
2013-12-19 02:09:27 PM

Capo Del Bandito: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Too bad this was in Afghanistan. It would have been heroic if he did it in a time and place where his effort would accomplish something, like the Siege of Stalingrad or the WWII Allied advance thru Italy.

Instead he had to do this in a land full of people that hate him, for a US government that refuses to support its own soldiers, for an Afghanistan that's going to slide right back into stone age barbarism the minute his people leave.

Welcome to war, throughout history, forever, throughout mankind. You look back at 'heroic' battles with historical context. Both the battles you mentioned weren't seen as 'heroic', back then there were loads of people who thought we should *only* be fighting the Japs.

Historical context. Learn of it.

Finger51: "We love you because you kill people."

[www.bubbleblabber.com image 241x209]

I don't get the joke.



The Simpsons is an animated cartoon broadcast on the fox network. It features a character named Ralph Wiggum (pictured), who is mostly portrayed as a simpleton who wets his pants. He has rare moments of extreme insight as displayed in S10E18 "Simpsons Bible Stories". In this episode a sub-plot (Bart's Dream) has Bart playing King David and Ralph the part of a shepherd. The joke derives from the line by Ralph: "I love you because you kill people" to Bart playing King David. This plays on the irony that King David's popularity is centrally based on the fact that he killed thousands and thousands of people. This call to question how our Judeo/Christian value system has a bit of schizophrenia when it comes to killing other human beings, which is supposed to be 'wrong'- except when we concoct some complicated rationalization for why it's actually right and rewarded.

I hope this helps you understand the joke.
 
2013-12-19 02:17:25 PM

Sliding Carp: ...
/Gottschalks.
//John Brunner predicted everything.


I hope that includes "The Stone that Never Came Down".
 
2013-12-19 02:21:35 PM

kindms: I'm glad he survived and all but I really wish we weren't putting soldiers in positions where they have to beat someone to death.

I cannot imagine a healthy person coming away from that without serious PTSD.

This isn't really anything to cheer about.


Every party has a pooper and that's why we invited you.

I really wish we weren't putting soldiers in positions where they have to beat someone to death too, but I'm glad we have someone like this to do the job when it's needed.

I'm pretty sure if asked, 99.9% of soldiers would like to go home and not have to fight anymore. I'm also pretty sure about 99.9% of soldiers would go again if needed.
 
2013-12-19 02:23:33 PM
www.badassoftheweek.com

Sgt York was overheard saying "Not a bad start"
 
2013-12-19 02:25:56 PM
Keyboard nihilism is possibly the easiest activity ever invented by mankind.
 
2013-12-19 02:26:17 PM

boyvoyeur: to do the job when it's needed.


boyvoyeur: soldiers would go again if needed.


Remind me what is 'needed' over there? It's to take out the insurgency right? How's that working out?
 
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