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New ads pitch Marine Corps' kinder, gentler side
Associated Press ^ | March 8, 2012 | PAULINE JELINEK

Posted on 03/08/2012 11:13:53 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marines are highlighting a kinder, gentler side in a new ad campaign.

Known more for its war-fighting skills, the Marine Corps is launching new ads about its humanitarian missions and help with other crises around the world.

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1 posted on 03/08/2012 11:13:56 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More of the ongoing effort by the left to neuter our military.

And they’re winning.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 11:15:06 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh !!!! Geez.

Just waht we need a kindler , gentler , Marine Corps.

Like the a-wipe fruit Sgt that wrapped his legs around his boyfriend when he came home.

We are done for if we don’t get the clown out of the White House.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 11:18:01 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gay outreach has been huge with the Marines. Obama is ruining America.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 11:18:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The world elites are moving us to one-world currency and one world everything. The Navy has been airing their “globalist force for good” commercials for awhile now. No one seems concerned the way I am.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 11:21:11 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I expect this crap from Obama and the democrats but generals and admirals are willfully playing along.

THAT'S f’ed up.

6 posted on 03/08/2012 11:21:18 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The U. S. Marines are NOT the Peace Corps!!!


7 posted on 03/08/2012 11:21:43 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is what I thought the Peace Corps was for! Why waste our mean Marines on it???


8 posted on 03/08/2012 11:21:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Gay outreach...”

Isn’t that what a queer does in the showers?


9 posted on 03/08/2012 11:22:39 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: G Larry

Yup. They are the War Corps and that is not pronounced corpse!


10 posted on 03/08/2012 11:22:39 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Fabulous New Marine Corps.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 11:23:21 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Next thing you know they’ll be wearing Mantyhose and brosiery at the next inspection and in combat!

It’s all part and parcel of that new Meals-On-Wheels, feel good, be nice, emasculated, metrosexualized military that the Left has wanted for so long!


12 posted on 03/08/2012 11:28:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Stormdog

13 posted on 03/08/2012 11:29:46 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A glorified World Police. Oh joy.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 11:29:49 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Fabulous New Marine Corps. - Now with more flair and sparkle!

And the military base they love to visit most? Fort Dix!


15 posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:42 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: PGR88

Which is A-OK for any normal guys, but let one start showing horniness at the others and, well let’s say the results are very normal.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 11:31:20 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Marine Corps research found that today's young people are interested in helping other people.
So the campaign aims to convince the generation called millennials that joining the military is one way to do that.

Yeah, just wait until they hit Parris Island.

17 posted on 03/08/2012 11:31:36 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Even their jets emit glitter!


18 posted on 03/08/2012 11:32:01 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Venturer
Kinder Gentler Marines

 
 
 
Yeah Right.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 11:32:07 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t think that is a father and son either.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 11:32:51 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

When they aren’t flaming!!!


21 posted on 03/08/2012 11:32:57 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL!


22 posted on 03/08/2012 11:34:22 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For some reason I’m reminded of Caligula forcing his legionaires to gather seashells and issuing homoerotic passwords to the Praetorian Guard.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 11:35:28 AM PST by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I obviously care that the Marines do in total, but my biggest care is how they treat their families when they come home alive. Outside of basic human rights, that’s where my concerns end when they’re in the field of combat.

If there wasn’t trouble they wouldn’t be there. Stop causing trouble, and forget about them showing up. Forget about them doing something you don’t like.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 11:35:41 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
They are the War Corps and that is not pronounced corpse!

The Marine Corps creates corpses for our nation's enemies. Lots and lots of corpses. It would be an alternate reality if our nation's enemies consisted ONLY of liberal college students and professors because then the mere threat of real violence would cow them into abject submission. But, we don't live in an alternate reality.

The United States reality today is that we face the most evangelical religion and political system in the world with the fastest demographic growth rate that is sworn to our utter destruction, defeat, humiliation and servitude. Once our military can no longer protect us we will be bullied not just into silence but into dhimmitude. We will be converted by the sword.

Not me!

Semper Fi,

TS

25 posted on 03/08/2012 11:35:54 AM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

When one says he is watching your six, better take note of what his twelve is up to.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:08 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: brownsfan

Agreed!


27 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:18 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Most Marines treat their families decently and are not the mad nutcases that grab headlines. Or do you mean to get at something else.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 11:37:46 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: G Larry
The U. S. Marines are NOT the Peace Corps!!!

The marines kill people and break things. That is their mission.

29 posted on 03/08/2012 11:38:06 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: PGR88

Ahhh, the new recruiting poster..

Seriously, somewhere in this great country my DI is rolling over in his grave.


30 posted on 03/08/2012 11:40:55 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: oh8eleven

They want to help people? Then become the best @#$%^$# fighting force in the world. Love everyone, but be prepared to KILL them the second they show any animosity.
They can help us defend this country. THAT is what they are for. Kill people and break things.
If you want to be a candy-ass join the peace corps. The Marines will come get you when you get in trouble.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 11:43:41 AM PST by snowtigger (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They tried this once. It was called Gomer Pyle, USMC

33 posted on 03/08/2012 11:48:59 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Borax Queen

“The Navy has been airing their “globalist force for good” commercials for awhile now.”

I saw the Navy commercial one day with my son (who is in high school). He said, “Force for good? I thought they were supposed to be the world’s most powerful force of death and destruction for anyone who tried to harm us. They make it look like a floating Red Cross. I don’t think that Halsey guy in WWII would like the new Navy.”

The direction the military is being forced to take is not lost on the youth.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:03 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That crashing sound you here is my old Marine DI from Pensacola thrashing around in his grave. But if Obozo can order NASA to tell Muslims how wonderful they are for inventing science, math, space travel, luggage, flower arranging, medicine, and the flush toilet, I guess he can order the USMC to wear pink.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 12:00:08 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Marine Corps already has a “kinder gentler” side. It’s called “Toys for Tots.”

International “Meals on wheels” type crap is a misuse of the Marine Corps and taxpayer funds. Makes me want to puke.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 12:03:09 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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This is what I was addressing:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marines are highlighting a kinder, gentler side in a new ad campaign.

To me this implied that our Marines needed to be more touchy-feely overseas.  I'm wasn't buying it.  I want our guys to use the best tactics that get the job done, and ensure them coming home.

My response was geared to address the issues that I want them coming home alive, enjoying their family, and vise versa.

Since the topic was framed for how our Marines treated people, I made it clear who I am most concerned with them treating properly with no malicious intent whatsoever.

I obviously care that the Marines do in total, but my biggest care is how they treat their families when they come home alive. Outside of basic human rights, that’s where my concerns end when they’re in the field of combat.

If there wasn’t trouble they wouldn’t be there. Stop causing trouble, and forget about them showing up. Forget about them doing something you don’t like.


If you wish to read something negative into that, be my guest.  It wasn't what I intended, and even not worded as good as it could have been, you're trying way to hard to find disagreement where there is none.  I have never taken a negative stand when it comes to our troops.  Trying to lecture me on the media slant concerning our Marines is a waste of time.

37 posted on 03/08/2012 12:06:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Somehow I don’t think our future opponents in China are engaging in “forces for good.” Nor are two members of the same gender liplocking upon return from deployment.

“America” is getting sicker by the day....


38 posted on 03/08/2012 12:07:58 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Man this is a turgid hunk of prose. I don’t know what you are trying to mean, and at this juncture will not guess.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 12:09:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe YOU can help one of THEM!

The Few. The Proud. The Helpers.


40 posted on 03/08/2012 12:10:23 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: FerociousRabbit

That’s good to hear, thank you.


41 posted on 03/08/2012 12:13:57 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

If that’s your take on it, that’s fine. It does methodically address the issues you raised.


42 posted on 03/08/2012 12:18:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: DoughtyOne

If the method is to be turgid, it succeeded.


43 posted on 03/08/2012 12:19:23 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The wording and thought progression is straight forward and crystal clear. If you wish to continue to act as if it isn’t, I don’t mind. You have a right to your opinion.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 12:21:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

“The Marine Corps already has a “kinder gentler” side. It’s called “Toys for Tots.”

My rail-thin Marine son damn near froze to death on a Toys for Tots mission. Try standing around and looking good outside a store in the wintertime in your dress blues while the wind whips all around. Marines have discipline.


45 posted on 03/08/2012 12:21:41 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The few. The proud. The Rump-rangers.


46 posted on 03/08/2012 12:25:52 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Clear maybe to the crystal in your cranium — I don’t see a single reply to you saying “yeah, man.”


47 posted on 03/08/2012 12:25:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read things like this and think to myself that my children and grandchildren are going to be fighting a shooting war on our own soil.


48 posted on 03/08/2012 12:32:05 PM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Fabulous New Marine Corps.

Thimply, yeth.

Grrrr, I can't post that in good conscious

49 posted on 03/08/2012 12:38:02 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
This is what I was addressing:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marines are highlighting a kinder, gentler side in a new ad campaign.

Is this confusing to you?

To me this implied that our Marines needed to be more touchy-feely overseas.  I'm wasn't buying it.  I want our guys to use the best tactics that get the job done, and ensure them coming home.

You're not able to understand what I said up to this point?  Was this anti-Marine?

My response was geared to address the issues that I want them coming home alive, enjoying their family, and vise versa.

You can't understand this?  Really?  That isn't an easy concept for you to grasp?

Since the topic was framed for how our Marines treated people, I made it clear who I am most concerned with them treating properly with no malicious intent whatsoever.

The meaning of this eludes you?  It doesn't explain what my intent was, and that it wasn't intended to be a slam at all?

I obviously care that the Marines do in total, but my biggest care is how they treat their families when they come home alive. Outside of basic human rights, that’s where my concerns end when they’re in the field of combat.

If there wasn’t trouble they wouldn’t be there. Stop causing trouble, and forget about them showing up. Forget about them doing something you don’t like.


These two paragraphs are the content of the post you first objected to.  You didn't recognize something you focused on to disagree with me?

I used italics and blue to highlight the portion you disagreed with most.  You couldn't understand that either?  The gray completes the post.  You couldn't grasp that?

If you wish to read something negative into that, be my guest.

Is this too tough a concept for you to grasp?  Seriously.

It wasn't what I intended, and even not worded as good as it could have been, you're trying way to hard to find disagreement where there is none.

You couldn't understand this either?  I doesn't expres to you that you may have been trying to hard to find an insult where none was intended?

I have never taken a negative stand when it comes to our troops.

This was confusing to you?

Trying to lecture me on the media slant concerning our Marines is a waste of time.


What part of this was over your head?

If you can't grasp the meaning of my post, I think it says far more about you than it does me.

50 posted on 03/08/2012 12:38:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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