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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

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To: counterpunch; Registered
Call in Registered.

He has some 'splainin to do....

LOL
51 posted on 04/14/2004 12:43:40 PM PDT by mabelkitty (A tuning, a Vote in the topic package to the starting US presidency election fight)
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To: chemical_boy
GET OUT, GET OUT!!

YOUR PUNCTUATION LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED, YOUR SPELLING IS JUVENILE, AND YOUR COMPREHENSION HAS NO PLACE IN A FORUM SUCH AS THIS ONE!!! OUT!!!!


(snicker snicker)
52 posted on 04/14/2004 12:54:44 PM PDT by mabelkitty (A tuning, a Vote in the topic package to the starting US presidency election fight)
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To: clamboat
This is my full quote, which you saw fit not to use in your comment:

"Anybody knows that writing on cardboard with a pencil, especially as dark as this printing appears, will cause the pencil point to puncture the cardboard at various points. There are no pressure points or puncture points shown on this piece of carboard, which leads me to believe that the original message was removed and a new one put in its place."

I said it led ME to believe. I didn't force you to believe or accept MY opinion now did I? Or are you one of those individuals who can't think for themselves?

53 posted on 04/14/2004 3:15:49 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Hehehehe!

How do we call this technique again? Mmmm Blur...sometin'


54 posted on 05/25/2004 5:04:15 PM PDT by circuit_breaker
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To: clamboat

it was fake trust me i was in the picture


55 posted on 07/14/2004 9:25:27 AM PDT by Bouda
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To: Bouda

Hey, thanks for your service. I tip my hat to you guys.


56 posted on 07/14/2004 9:27:31 AM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

Hmmmn.

The story doesn't say it's real, it says the Marines are only investigating.


57 posted on 07/14/2004 9:28:58 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly ... But Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS press corpse lies every day.)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

I've seen this same picture saying "Go Ohio State beat Michigan."


58 posted on 07/14/2004 9:31:17 AM PDT by FightThePower!
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

I've seen this same picture saying "Go Ohio State beat Michigan."


59 posted on 07/14/2004 9:34:42 AM PDT by FightThePower!
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To: Bouda

What did the real sign say?


60 posted on 07/14/2004 9:35:37 AM PDT by AngryJawa (The Original Grumpy Gen-Xer)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
If it is real, it is morbid humor. Relatively light, and genuinely funny as well. I don't think that too many armies have conquered and subjugated a country, and fought an insurgency without the participating soldiers partaking in morbid humor.

I'd invite those clucking with disaproval at Lcpl Boudreaux to spend a little time in a hostile city, baking in 115 degrees, and dodging RPG's to gain some further perspective.

61 posted on 07/14/2004 10:21:53 AM PDT by Plutarch ("Ma, Ma, Where's my Pa? Banging Cheryl Crow, Ha, Ha, Ha!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
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.

The sign may very well be real, as I don't see anything that really sticks out as it being fake (if you were going to fake it, why not make sure all the text is visible?), but it's hard to believe that if in fact Boudreaux did in fact kill the kids father, then impregnate his sister, that he would pose for a picture with him and be all smiles. I'm sure Boudreaux wasn't thinking too hard about this becoming a national issue, and was probably just thinking that it would be a funny picture to send home to friends. That being said, it's kind of hard to condemn the guy for a practical joke that he never could have imagined would have caused this much furor. In retrospect, it was bad judgement, but who could have ever imagined his little 'joke' would have caused so much controversy?

62 posted on 07/14/2004 10:32:00 AM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: Space Wrangler
Look at post 37. They clearly used a smudge tool on whatever was originally on the sign. They didn't even try to copy the cardboard texture. Back when this started going around the net there was even a website where you could put your own message on the sign.
63 posted on 07/14/2004 11:04:57 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: avg_freeper

I don't know, maybe it was faked. Even if it's not, I don't see this as a major infraction on Boudreaux's part. If Boudreaux produced the original photo with the 'good' message on it, that should end the story right there.


64 posted on 07/14/2004 11:17:47 AM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: Bouda

So are you LCpl Boudreaux??


65 posted on 07/14/2004 11:19:27 AM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/boudreaux.asp


66 posted on 07/14/2004 11:28:39 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Space Wrangler
So are you LCpl Boudreaux??

Signed up today. Posted only once. Figure the odds.

67 posted on 07/14/2004 11:29:29 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Tourette's syndrome is just a $&#$*!% excuse for poor *%$#** language skills.)
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To: pnz1

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2849589.php
Reservist’s sign was innocuous, mother says


68 posted on 07/14/2004 11:32:37 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Space Wrangler

If Boudreaux had done anything to the family of those children, they would not be smiling and posing, regardless of their knowledge of English.


69 posted on 07/14/2004 12:21:34 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: AmishDude

Yep. At worst it's a joke in bad taste, and it's really starting to look like the 'bad' sign has been doctored.


70 posted on 07/14/2004 1:00:53 PM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: hellinahandcart

Another "i know this guy" troll...


71 posted on 07/14/2004 1:03:01 PM PDT by Poohbah (Technical difficulties have temporarily interrupted this tagline. Please stand by.)
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To: Bouda
it was fake trust me i was in the picture

Well, that clears THAT right up.


Bouda
Since Jul 14, 2004

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72 posted on 07/14/2004 1:05:27 PM PDT by humblegunner
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