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Lcpl Boudreaux' cardboard sign (from Iraq) was real
self ^ | 4/11/04 | self

Posted on 04/11/2004 11:16:28 PM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com

Apparently, this sign is real:

According to the Marine Times:

Boudreaux is a reservist with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines, according to Capt. Jeff Pool, a Marine Forces Reserve spokesman. The New Orleans-based infantry unit deployed to the Kut area of Iraq in May and returned home in mid-September.

Pool said the command began an investigation shortly after it received the photo via e-mail several weeks ago.

Investigating officers have spoken with Boudreaux and are working to determine whether the claims on the sign are true and what, if any, charges to bring against him, Pool said. Investigation results were not expected to be released for another week or two, Marines Forces Reserve spokesman Capt. Patrick Kerr said April 8.

The previous post on this is here.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: boudreaux; cair; iraq; photoshop; propaganda
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Some might think this is funny as hell, but things like this are damaging our attempts to win those Hearts & Minds.
1 posted on 04/11/2004 11:16:28 PM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
if its real as you said, then it was just stupid.
2 posted on 04/11/2004 11:18:06 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
damnit Boudreaux! what n the hell was you thinkin (or not)?
3 posted on 04/11/2004 11:20:59 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
As someone who knows a thing or two about Photoshopping images, I would say this one is highly suspect.
The top edge of the sign just doesn't look right, nor does the text.
4 posted on 04/11/2004 11:26:07 PM PDT by counterpunch (<-CLICK HERE for my CARTOONS)
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To: counterpunch
Except, as the linked article says, the Marines are conducting an investigation. The investigation is trying to determine not whether the sign is real, but whether he did the things on the sign.

So, pending a Perry Mason-style conclusion, I think the sign was real.
5 posted on 04/11/2004 11:30:48 PM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
But this can't be!
The sleuths on FreeRepublic told me it was a fake!

Mr. Lucky says the uniform is wrong.

mass55th says "the original message was removed and a new one put in its place".

lonewacko_dot_com lives up to his name and says "this writing appears a bit too curvilinear".

So who is wrong? The sleuths on FR, or the Marines? Maybe these crack(head) sleuths can notify the Marines that this Lcpl does not really exist, and that the picture is an obvious fake!

6 posted on 04/11/2004 11:33:08 PM PDT by clamboat
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To: counterpunch
Shadows look good to me...

But I'm no expert...
7 posted on 04/11/2004 11:33:26 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: Pikamax
I thought that this image looked photoshoped to, the area around the text is to pixellated.

8 posted on 04/11/2004 11:33:30 PM PDT by chemical_boy
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To: clamboat
The kids would likely have no idea what they were holding.
9 posted on 04/11/2004 11:34:54 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
http://img40.photobucket.com/albums/v124/chemical_boy/lcpl11Edited.jpg

this is an image i edited to change the text, it was very simply to modify the text.
10 posted on 04/11/2004 11:36:12 PM PDT by chemical_boy
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
That was really dumb.
11 posted on 04/11/2004 11:42:37 PM PDT by GeronL (National 'Whip the Bunny' Holiday!!!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
It's an obvious fake. I treat it exactly how I'd treat the 9/11-plane picture.
12 posted on 04/11/2004 11:42:52 PM PDT by KillBill
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To: DB
Imagine how mad they'd be when they found out.
13 posted on 04/11/2004 11:44:42 PM PDT by GeronL (National 'Whip the Bunny' Holiday!!!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
I suppose I should take some encouragement from the fact that the people on FR recognized that the contents of the sign were so offensive, so repugnant, that they had to go to some length to deny the most obvious explanation.

LCpl Boudreaux brought shame on his unit and the Marines.

14 posted on 04/11/2004 11:46:17 PM PDT by clamboat
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To: chemical_boy
So, which is the original?
15 posted on 04/11/2004 11:46:22 PM PDT by GeronL (National 'Whip the Bunny' Holiday!!!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
The only weird thing I see on this photo is, that the background has been changed but the sun position appears to be correct.

Notice that there is a stone wall behind them. You have to look close, but between the two kids there is a stone wall with cracks in it.

This doesn't match the background. The sign looks real to me, but I can't detect where they changed the background except where they messed it up.

It is probably a very good fake.
16 posted on 04/11/2004 11:47:59 PM PDT by dila813
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To: GeronL
Yep, very stupid move.

Even if it's a fake it will do tremendous damage.
17 posted on 04/11/2004 11:49:14 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: DB
If its fake, how could they ever find the person responsible? This man is not a public figure, if this was fake it could be determined to be an attempt to slander him.
18 posted on 04/11/2004 11:52:02 PM PDT by GeronL (National 'Whip the Bunny' Holiday!!!)
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To: GeronL
He may have done it himself to have a souvenir.

If he did, they'll likely find that out in the investigation.
19 posted on 04/11/2004 11:54:41 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: GeronL; DB; Lazamataz
Ever consider that it (the photo) is "real", the sign is "real", and just a very, very bad practical joke?

The Iraqi kids WOULD NOT ever used that vernacular nor that style in a cardboard sign.

But the fellow Marines would.


Particularly IF the joke was being pulled on the Marine smiling and waving next to the kids!
20 posted on 04/11/2004 11:56:57 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only support FR by donating monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: GeronL
The Marine is Lance Cpl. Ted J. Boudreaux Jr

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2810106.php
21 posted on 04/11/2004 11:58:22 PM PDT by chemical_boy
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
What a dork. Nothing like inciting the enemy. Maybe when Boudreaux is booted from the Marines he can become a Shiite cleric. Those two boys will be required to regain their family's honor at the expense of the Marines. Perhaps they'll just run at the next convoy they see and blow themeselves up. What a dork.
22 posted on 04/11/2004 11:59:56 PM PDT by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
What a dork. Nothing like inciting the enemy. Maybe when Boudreaux is booted from the Marines he can become a Shiite cleric. Those two boys will be required to regain their family's honor at the expense of the Marines. Perhaps they'll just run at the next convoy they see and blow themeselves up. What a dork.
23 posted on 04/12/2004 12:02:33 AM PDT by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: chemical_boy; Robert A. Cook, PE
If he did it himself, he is an idiot. A future used car salesman?
24 posted on 04/12/2004 12:06:24 AM PDT by GeronL (National 'Whip the Bunny' Holiday!!!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com; Admin Moderator
Apparently, this sign is real:

Well, it is interesting that the Marines "are working to determine whether the claims on the sign are true", not whether the photo is real. This would seem to indicate that the Marines believe the photo is indeed real.

25 posted on 04/12/2004 12:07:10 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GeronL; chemical_boy
Didn't anyone see chemical boy's post and link?

He says this is the original picture, and he changed it.

But who knows???

26 posted on 04/12/2004 12:39:12 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro
Well, you tell Lepl that the other one smells like rotten crawfish to us, ya hear!
27 posted on 04/12/2004 12:49:35 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
That's pretty much what I think.

The problem is, it will be used as a weapon against American troops stationed there. And that is too high a price to pay for a few laughs.
28 posted on 04/12/2004 1:02:08 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
That's pretty much what I think.

The problem is, it will be used as a weapon against American troops stationed there. And that is too high a price to pay for a few laughs.
29 posted on 04/12/2004 1:02:10 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Syncro
Two problems:
The word "knocked" fits in there a lot better than the word "fixed" - - see the empty space around the word "fixed"?
The letter 'S' looks identical in the words "saved" and "sister", which leads me to believe the letter was either transferred via photo-shop, or carefully copied.
30 posted on 04/12/2004 1:09:08 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Pikamax
Probably done on purpose, otherwise, why the sign? Thinks he will be a hero of the left, giving the world another reason to hate America! This appears to be pre-meditated, maybe one way to get out of this assignment, thinking it would give him a quick trip home.
31 posted on 04/12/2004 3:21:23 AM PDT by Shery (S. H. in APOland)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
It a fake, I used a PhotoShop program to examine the "cardboard" Sign close up and the pixels are much larger then the rest of the picture, a sure sign that it has been modified.

Also you will notice that when you zoom in on that area the colors are artificial and not well blended.
32 posted on 04/12/2004 3:35:40 AM PDT by usmcobra
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To: clamboat
The only think we know for sure is that there's an investigation going forward, and that the "original" pic is offensive as Hell.
33 posted on 04/12/2004 3:40:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: Syncro
the "original" is obviously photoshopped.... look how the smear on the X in fixed is has the same greasy looking spot as the X in boudreux, and the D in fixed is totally obvious as a photoshop job.

JMO having sent many many many photoshops to fark, somethingawful, and worth1000.... not to mention the thousands of other peoples photoshop jobs I've seen at those sites.

pixelation around text happens A LOT when resolution is changed in pictures.
34 posted on 04/12/2004 3:43:31 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
Damn coon-ass.
35 posted on 04/12/2004 3:53:28 AM PDT by Junior (Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
Damn coon-ass.
36 posted on 04/12/2004 3:53:28 AM PDT by Junior (Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.)
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hmmm

37 posted on 04/12/2004 4:27:19 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: FreedomPoster

I'm sure it was.

Or it it was something like this.

38 posted on 04/12/2004 4:28:11 AM PDT by usmcobra
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dont worry, I found the original

39 posted on 04/12/2004 4:29:43 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: usmcobra
I looked in some of the linked threads for the one with "All Your Base Are Belong To Us!"

Seeing that one really put this in perspective.

I should take 30 minutes, make one, and host it (I stink at Photoshop, hence the long time).
40 posted on 04/12/2004 4:42:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: dila813
I think you're right. I see the stone wall between the two boys. Looks like that perhaps was the original background...or at least it was put there using Photoshop. The photo was altered.
41 posted on 04/12/2004 4:57:52 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina
I think the wall is real, its behind the soldier too.

but look at the picture I posted of the kids fingers. one is chopped off.
42 posted on 04/12/2004 5:26:52 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: KneelBeforeZod; usmcobra; lonewacko_dot_com

43 posted on 04/12/2004 8:37:20 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Leave it to you to find the real original!!!

LOL

You're a 'dead' man...
44 posted on 04/12/2004 9:56:13 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: dila813
The wall is also behind the Lcpl's legs. I agree th background definitely looks altered, it wouldn't be surprising, then, that something else had been also.
45 posted on 04/12/2004 10:34:46 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: FourPeas
Now drudge is posting a new link with the title:
"The real photo?"

it links to this: http://www.imagedump.com/pics/59682.jpg

"saved and rescued"

Unfortunately, I think the "killed/knocked up" photo is the real one.

Look at the letter "d" they are consistent only in the killed/knocked up photo.

Bad joke. Lcpl is in trouble.
46 posted on 04/14/2004 10:11:41 AM PDT by freestyle
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To: Syncro
My Apologies to everyone here, I really should take some courses on writing and learn how to write again. What i meant to say was, I edited the original picture that read "Lcpl boudreaux killed my father and then he knocked up my sister" to read "Lcpl boudreaux saved my father and then he fixed up my sister"

Again apologies to everyone who misunderstood my badly wrote sentence. Feel free to flame me all you want, i probably deserve it.

47 posted on 04/14/2004 12:29:24 PM PDT by chemical_boy
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
Forget hearts and minds. Get 'em by the balls and SQUEEEEEZE.
48 posted on 04/14/2004 12:32:27 PM PDT by Little Ray (John Ffing sKerry: Just a gigolo!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
Oh get over it for God's sake! The one thing that has kept the GI going since the Revolutionary War is his sense of humor.
49 posted on 04/14/2004 12:40:38 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
Marines aren't there for "hearts and minds".
50 posted on 04/14/2004 12:42:30 PM PDT by mabelkitty (A tuning, a Vote in the topic package to the starting US presidency election fight)
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