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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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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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