Old 05-25-2014, 15:03   #1
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Harry the Writer

You know, some people are so useless and devoid of value that all they are good for is serving as a bad example.

Adios, dumbass.

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hahaha rook at the shiwy americans and their reaky information security. Serves you right for shtearing our gunpowder.

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Lets see if we can all get along without making enemies online.

About a two years ago, a friend of mine was working on a book about motivations for lying. There was a draft chapter about the niche of military impostors and fake war veterans who seem to be multiplying without check regardless of what the law says. After reading over the case notes of some of these known fakes, there seems to be a tendancy to boast that seems to attract the attention that got them into trouble in the first place, and the usual response when confronted by lying is covering it up with additional lies or responding with aggression. I dont think anyone needs to search hard to find an example of this.

What I was actually getting a bit more concerned about was the growth of these military themed websites that appeared during the social media explosion of the early 21st century; just type in something like "military forum" in the search bar and you will see quite a few. Although they are indeed perfectly legal, and they dont seem to claim they work for any department of defence of any country, does anyone else think its a little odd how some of them seem to be hosted in different countries from whom they claim to represent? Some of them have somehow convinced themselves that their ".com" domains are really speaking for the military or militaries of several different nations at once. If you so much as question it, you had best be prepared for a load of hatemail and your as good as banned.

The previous goal in mind was to compare the common public perception to what is said on social media and also compared again to what is claimed in public to private. It was not always focused at military employees either, as we also got some funny responses from used car salesmen too.

Anyway, if there is anyone out there who might want to share opinions about the subject, feel free to send a PM. it would be interesting to know about peoples opinions in regard to common misconceptions that might get pointed out too. Might also ask a few questions in the future in other threads, and refer to some for quotes.
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1 - spare wheels on roof for when it flips over
2 - trampoline ceiling
3 - aquarium windows complete with snorkel sticking out of drivers cabin
4 - vibrating gearstick that looks like a cock for tricky situations
5 - pig fart powered gas chamber fueltank
6 - turbocharged price tag
7 - midget steering wheel
8 - powerfull breaks that break powerfully
9 - must be seen with your own eyes to almost believe
10 - comical appearance to discourage people from trying to steal it
11 - highly amusing form of locomotion so police would seldom attempt to chase it at high speeds

Tell me what you think guys
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If you seriously think you are in the military while on this website, you are only going to embarrass yourself. Dont make any threats either or else I will forced to use to capslock in all further correspondance.

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You will have to do better than that to scare me, I knew you were only using the shift key all along
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Old 05-25-2014, 15:21   #2
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You know, I sent this assclown a decent response to this PM explaining media interaction and what not to do here, and then he went and did just that.

While he was here, Harry failed to ask any relevant questions, no interest in surveys, no asking for opinions, or any efforts to verify the status of board members that I am aware of.

He made a wandering intorduction similar to the below PM, an attempt at humor, and a racist comment, followed by two threats against an Admin.

Looks like he took more than three strikes, but now he is gone. Good riddance.

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hello

we were originally working on an academic paper about the explosion of social media websites and had a topic refering to the military themed ones. A couple of weeks in, and the more we look the worse it gets. Since asking for evidence of the claims to have worked in the military gets you banned, we wont be bothering much. In fact; introducing oneself as writing a book at all gets you banned, asking for expressions of interest in doing a survey gets you banned, asking people to submit thier opionion in private gets you banned (they are universally bad by the way), asking for authenticity of the websites administrators gets you banned which stands out in memory because they are often hosted in different countries instead of the one they claim to support.

anyway - just for kicks - whats your impression of these "military forum" sites that appear in abundace whenever you type something like that into a seach tool like google?
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