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US Marines Commercial on NCAAs
Mar 24, 2012 | ML/NJ

Posted on 03/24/2012 3:49:23 PM PDT by ml/nj

I guess I'm the only one outraged by this. I did a search for previous posts and didn't find anything.

So there's this commercial for the Marines that has run at least twice now that I've seen. Lot's of guys hitting the beach &c., but no enemy. But one of the helicopters is full of boxes labeled "AID."

I'm not a Marine, but I feel sorry for those I've know, who see their Corps relegated to a meals-on-wheels brigade.

I searched for a video of this commercial, but was unable to find one.

ML/NJ


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: commercia; marines; ncaa

1 posted on 03/24/2012 3:49:28 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

I have seen that ad a couple of times and never thought much about it but you are right, it is not my cup of tea for our fighting men.

Not as bad as a lot of TV tho.


2 posted on 03/24/2012 3:54:06 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

What, Marines dont do humanitarian missions?
Nothin wrong with it....


3 posted on 03/24/2012 3:58:22 PM PDT by Fyscat (USMC Combat Vet)
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To: yarddog
Not as bad as a lot of TV tho.

Just remember, you paid for this.

And it's even worse if it's true, because you're paying for that too; and maybe there's nobody home guarding the store.

ML/NJ

4 posted on 03/24/2012 3:58:27 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856440/posts

It’s all part of the preparation for Ubama’s missions into Africa to stop tribes of natives from killing each other.
Or something.


5 posted on 03/24/2012 4:03:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ml/nj
I'm not a Marine, but I feel sorry for those I've know, who see their Corps relegated to a meals-on-wheels brigade.
We (Marines) did it in VN all the time under the policy known as pacification.
The idea was to win the hearts and minds of the locals and the VC/NVA would get no cooperation, food, info, help, etc.
I believe the Marines actually started the policy way back in Nicaragua.
6 posted on 03/24/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ml/nj

Killing folks is not the only mission of the US Marines. Saving lives looks good on your resume also. Jimmy Carter had a platoon of us delivering some kind of secret documents in the Senate and House. It didn’t bother me. Carter did!


7 posted on 03/24/2012 4:04:36 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: ml/nj

10-4. America is the world’s rent a cop. But, they don’t pay rent. The American tax payer picks up the bill. To the tune of trillions. We give aid to countries with billions in the banks from oil production, etc, yet WE give THEM money???? Go figure. Yup, bankruptcy is coming to this country soon. Greece West. That’s us.


8 posted on 03/24/2012 4:04:56 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I'm no Dim or RINO. I am a Monarchist. I serve THE coming King of kings!!!)
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To: ml/nj

How weird! I thought it was an awesome commercial.


9 posted on 03/24/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: ml/nj
Coincidentally, during the basketball game a little while ago, there was the Navy commercial currently being run.

A similar thought ran through my mind, because instead of communicating that the U. S. Navy is a strong defender and protector of freedom (or America), the message is quite different and contains a global concept.

Never thought of the change in focus prior to that moment.

10 posted on 03/24/2012 4:14:01 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: chesty_puller
Killing folks is not the only mission of the US Marines. Saving lives looks good on your resume also.

I assume from your post that you are or were a Marine. Thank you for your service.

But the purpose of our military is, as Rush likes to say, to break things and kill people. It would be one thing if some humanitarian mission brought credit to us (or to Israel which also tries the same thing) but it doesn't, except in the eyes of some liberal sot at a university in our own country.

ML/NJ

11 posted on 03/24/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: REDWOOD99
I thought it was an awesome commercial.

That's nice. Do you still feel that way? Please tell us why.

ML/NJ

12 posted on 03/24/2012 4:22:47 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

You can knock that crap off.

Yeah, I do. It showed the Marines working with machines and technology that can’t be accessed elsewhere.

I understand your view may be different. You’re entitled to your opinion.


13 posted on 03/24/2012 4:43:16 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: ml/nj

There are many commercials showing the Marine Corps Reserve and their Toy for Tots program. Nothing wrong with showing the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force lending a hand to down trodden peoples in need of immediate help. As a Marine I have no problem with it.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 5:45:06 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ml/nj

Marines do humanitarian missions all the time. The last BIG one was the tsunami in Indonesia. Last time I was in Okinawa, I sent Marines to the PI at least twice for mudslide relief at least twice. It’s really not a bad commercial if you can hear the commentary with it.

The video can be viewed here:
http://www.marines.com/global-impact/toward-chaos


15 posted on 03/24/2012 5:59:10 PM PDT by DataDink
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To: loveliberty2

Are you speaking of the commercial with the close-up of the ocean and the graphics saying the world is 70% water, 90% of commerce travels by water and the Navy is 100% on duty to keep the sea lanes open? I don’t mind that one because the Suez Canal tension with Iran has been pretty recent. The slogan, “A global force for good” is a little milquetoasty, though. But the Navy’s mission has always been to keep the skies free and the sea lanes open.


16 posted on 03/24/2012 6:06:47 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: loveliberty2

The logo redesigns of the last few years point to globalization, too.


17 posted on 03/24/2012 6:14:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: loveliberty2

The logo redesigns of the last few years point to globalization, too.


18 posted on 03/24/2012 6:14:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ml/nj

OTOH, considering the audience, college students and parents, they probably want to showcase the less lethal side of the armed forces, rather than parents being reminded that kids are dying in Afghanistan. They might feel more comfortable letting their kids join up and kids might feel better about signing up if there’s a small chance they won’t go into harm’s way. Silly, I know. But that’s how things are marketed.


19 posted on 03/24/2012 6:21:54 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Red_Devil 232
There are many commercials showing the Marine Corps Reserve and their Toy for Tots program. Nothing wrong with showing the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force lending a hand to down trodden peoples in need of immediate help. As a Marine I have no problem with it.

Thanks for your service.

But I have to disagree. Those of us who pay for the military expect it to kill people an break things. Let the liberals with feathers in their hats deliver food aid without expensive aircraft and attack support. If the natives shoot at them, let them turn back.

Really, are US Marines still delivering humanitarian assistance to Haiti more than a year after the earthquake there? And did we deliver ANY assistance to the people in Christchurch, NZ? This taxpayer would be interested in some answers and explanations.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 03/24/2012 6:51:07 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

“Those of us who pay for the military expect it to kill people an break things.”

That’s twice now that you’ve spoken for “us”.

Who’s “us”?


21 posted on 03/24/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: ml/nj

Have you ever served in any of our military services?


22 posted on 03/24/2012 7:29:51 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ml/nj
No problem...All part of the ongoing pussification process within all the military and even the Corps.

At the annual birthday party I attended last November, more than a few of us old codgers were spinning even before we get into our graves...Hard to tell which drew the most fire: faggots in the foxhole or a BAM commandant at PI...

23 posted on 03/24/2012 8:01:31 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: oh8eleven

One of my fondest memories is of sharing food with a Vietnamese farmer, his family and a whole passel of neighborhood kids they were looking out for. We had just run an NVA battalion off of their hill and had finally been resupplied after a week on one meal of C’s per day.

I returned to Vietnam with my wife in 2004. We were able to find that village, only to learn that the farmer had died about 6 months earlier. I wish I could have talked with him. He had given me water three days prior to my returning the favor with C-rats.

When you break things & kill people for a living, sometimes it is good to be able to help people also.

L/Cpl, 81 mortar Radio Operator & F.O., Lima, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines. This happened in Arizona Territory in early 1969.


24 posted on 03/24/2012 8:10:35 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Have you ever served in any of our military services?

No, but I do help to fund them and so I hope you'll permit me to express my opinion about the sorts of missions they engage in.

ML/NJ

25 posted on 03/25/2012 5:16:00 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: REDWOOD99
Who’s “us”?

Rush Limbaugh, myself, and quite a few other taxpayers, I suspect. That's who.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 03/25/2012 5:52:53 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: rabidralph

The “Global Force for Good” is the one shown during the basketball game. The “global” emphasis, if it is for protecting liberty and freedom and American security, is fine too. As with so much of this Administration’s semantics, however, the word “good” needs to be further defined.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: ml/nj
"...one of the helicopters is full of boxes labeled "AID."

Just think of it as, "Ammunition In Disguise".

28 posted on 03/25/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: loveliberty2

I gotcha. I do recall the previous tag line for the Navy was “Life. Liberty. And the pursuit of all who threaten it.” They seemed to have discontinued “Live the Adventure.” after the wars started. LOL.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Joe 6-pack
Just think of it as, "Ammunition In Disguise".

Thanks. This will give me some comfort!

ML/NJ

30 posted on 03/25/2012 8:47:38 AM PDT by ml/nj
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