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#2 These days, it is pretty easy to check if someone actually has been awarded the Medal of Honor. Wikipedia has a list of living Medal of Honor recipients. There are (as of now) only 81 of them. If someone claims to have a Medal of Honor, and he ain't on the list, he is a poser and deserves whatever he gets.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-07-07 00:25||
#3 My favorite is the guy who served in the special SEAL Team 9, you know, the unit only for SEALs with psychic abilities.
#4 I'd rather think Kasie Michelle "Warr Bunnyy" Benson should come out on top, but that's just me.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-07 03:00||
#5 SEAL Team 9 captured that brain bug, right?
This Ain't Hell is an excellent stop, in my opinion.
I used to know a ninja who couldn't beat me up a flight of stairs. Point is, if you are not, don't do it. If you are thinking about it, stop and re-group. You have an issue, identify it and solve it. Better yet, if you want to wear the paperwork, sign up. Chevrons on a pop singer are about as embarrassing as a gangsta rap from a suburbanite.
I despise posers, they are identity theives at heart even if protected by free speech.. Quiet around comrades, work voice around assholes. Sure I'm not the only one here who got in a shouting match with an engine or looked at a fuel load on-fire ten yards away.
As I had a conversation with some 82nd dudes, thez said I was crazy for going into a closed space with a sleeping bag tied around me with only 10 minutes to work, I sayz, well at least the fire ain't thinking of a way to kill me, it just is.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-07 10:57||
#6 Excuse me, it's legal to pretend that you received the Medal of Honor? Really?
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-07 13:27||
#7 Yes, EC. Be advised, you can now wear your Schuetzenschnur on both shoulders. :)
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-07 13:30||
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-07 13:34||
#9 If lying was not covered by Freedom of Speech, EC, we'd have to prosecute nearly every politition in the country.
Posted by Shinter Javirong9154 2012-07-07 13:35||
#10 I wonder whether this argument would work with your IRS tax returns
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-07 13:42||
#11 The Constitution ends where the IRS Tax Code begins.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-07 13:44||
#12 I think Dante said it even better: "All hope abandon, ye who enter here"
Posted by European Conservative 2012-07-07 13:49||
#13 Dress up like a firefighter, go to a scene and start bossing people around and see what happens with the response, "Well no I'm not, I'm just pretending to be a retired firefighter."
Or Police. Or Secret Service. Or FBI. Really any official gov job granting authority and requiring ID.
And these are not paintball heroes or stripper club monteys, these people are trying to get benefits and social graces reserved for those who actually did the deed. It is straight out fraud.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-07 14:45||
#14 Last night I was at my favorite tavern listening to a guy regaling people with his exploits as a trooper in the 101st while in Vietnam in '69. First he said he was a mechanic then went on to explain how as a door gunner he was shot down and spent days walking out of the jungle with 2 other guys. Sheesh.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-07-07 15:19||
#15 My cousin was a helicopter mechanic in Vietnam. Would have flown occassionally, but not into intentional combat. And not as an intentional door gunner. But since that was a wrap-around war, it could have happened. Can't ask him though - he blew his brains out a few years ago.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-07-07 15:25||
#16 Deacon, I used to know someone who trained in avionics but eventually wound up as a door gunner, but he was in the Air Force. I don't know how the Army worked.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-07-07 15:39||
#17 This guy was Mr. BS. Whatever you did, he had done more.Been everywhere, done everything. A huge braggart. He finally shut up after telling me some BS story and I said, "Well, I got laid in the 4th grade.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-07-07 18:12||
#18 But you didn't tell him you were 16 in the fourth grade...
Posted by Glenmore 2012-07-07 18:19||
#19 As I was a freelance journalist, I don't see what the big whoop is.
It's easy to fact-check this kind of stuff.
As a pleb reporter, we had a local swim coach (I forget his name), who claimed to be a former Navy Seal in Columbia, Mo.
Something didn't pass the smell test. Sure enough, he was lying.
Sure enough, a couple hours of shoe-leather work, and the truth will come out. He left after that season.
The DOD should think about setting up a searchable database of these things, though.
Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2012-07-07 20:22||
#20 >>> Dress up like a firefighter, go to a scene and start bossing people around and see what happens with the response, "Well no I'm not, I'm just pretending to be a retired firefighter."
>>>Or Police. Or Secret Service. Or FBI. Really any official gov job granting authority and requiring ID.
The weirdest analogue to this I've ever encountered was at a con in Bonn, Germany, where "Stormtroopers" went out, stopped cars, and inspected them. It was amazing how people would allow every nook searched, like the Star Wars characters really had authority.
Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2012-07-07 20:25||