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post #2551 of 5454
This was sandwiched between my two previous posts. This isn't a dumb post, but it caused me to think. I guess there was a mortar accident that killed 7 marines recently. Here was the picture of them with the post.



Jesus, these kids look young. We've been at war for a decade now. When we first went to war I remember these guys looking older, they looked like men. When I was their age they looked like me. Now that I'm a bit older they look like kids. Startled me when I saw the picture.




All that said it is a repost from one of the most disgusting FB groups I have seen. https://www.facebook.com/USMCHELLHOUNDS
post #2552 of 5454
You are a fucking profound dude, bhowie.
post #2553 of 5454
Everyone looks younger to you as you get older, but I'm pretty sure 18-year-olds have always looked like that.

Your expectations have probably been formed more by television and the movies, where teenagers are played by adults in their mid-20s because no one wants to watch actual teenagers.
post #2554 of 5454
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

You are a fucking profound dude, bhowie.

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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Everyone looks younger to you as you get older, but I'm pretty sure 18-year-olds have always looked like that.

Your expectations have probably been formed more by television and the movies, where teenagers are played by adults in their mid-20s because no one wants to watch actual teenagers.

Thanks, nutsacs. It was really a comment on the fact that I'm getting older. It also allowed me to post a link to that FB group.
post #2555 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

This was sandwiched between my two previous posts. This isn't a dumb post, but it caused me to think. I guess there was a mortar accident that killed 7 marines recently. Here was the picture of them with the post.



Jesus, these kids look young. We've been at war for a decade now. When we first went to war I remember these guys looking older, they looked like men. When I was their age they looked like me. Now that I'm a bit older they look like kids. Startled me when I saw the picture.




All that said it is a repost from one of the most disgusting FB groups I have seen. https://www.facebook.com/USMCHELLHOUNDS

Have you seen Restrepo? It's a very remarkable documentary about a platoon of US soldiers that saw some pretty intense fighting in Afghanistan. They start by showing them on the plane over and they just look and act like a bunch of teenage bros (which they are). Then they show them leaving a few months later and the looks on their faces makes them look like they've aged a decade.
post #2556 of 5454
Restrepo was fantastic.

I get what you're saying, Bhowie. MrsG and I talk about it a lot, especially the people-who-once-looked-like-grown-ups-now-look-like-kids phenomenon. The first time I noticed it was at a college football game. I had the opportunity to sit pretty close to the sideline, and I remember how jarring it was when I saw how young the players looked when they took off their helmets.

I've been getting this one, too. It's made even worse because I have a high proportion of current and aspiring political science academics on my Facebook. This has led to both incessant posting about it and vehement defense of the critical necessity of political science research.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Wait, poly sci is "science"?

Dood, it uses numbers. What do you think?
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

Is it irony or just coincidence, that there are an estimated 1.3 billion in poverty, and there are an estimated 1.2 billion Catholics?

This might be the funniest thing I've read on here in the last few pages. Did you actually think this was some sort of insightful, prescient statement? It's so vulnerable to ridicule I almost admire you for having the foolhardiness to post it.
post #2560 of 5454
Here's some more hand-wringing for the sequester, this time science is doomed:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/the-sequester-is-going-to-devastate-us-science-research-for-decades/273925/
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BTW, I love how you then went with the most sexist and misogynistic word around.

Also,
Really? The World Bank estimated 1.3 billion people were living in absolute poverty in 2008 and you think those are the most pressing societal problems? Get over yourself, dipshit.

Made you look!

-Mord

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nice modding
post #2562 of 5454
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

We all know that what the third world needs to do to eradicate poverty is to lower tax rates. All reasonable people agree on that.


Actually all they have to do is outlaw poverty. It works in Sweden and other highly developed countries.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Here's some more hand-wringing for the sequester, this time science is doomed:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/the-sequester-is-going-to-devastate-us-science-research-for-decades/273925/

post #2564 of 5454
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

We all know contraception and women's rights (right of marriage/birth rights/abortion/etc.) are the only way, to lower the birth rate of the world, and decrease poverty, ergo, sharply.

Mass vasectomies would do it, making your entire argument false.

Also, you don't know what "ergo" means or at least how to use it properly.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Mass vasectomies would do it, making your entire argument false.

Also, you don't know what "ergo" means or at least how to use it properly.

ergo, he should keep using it just as he is doing.
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