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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:47 am
 


Title: Will Canada's war in Afghanistan go without a Victoria Cross medal?
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2012-11-10 13:53:18
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:47 am
 


I love the "times have changed" argument. Obviously said by a guy who NEVER had rounds zinging past him. A bullet or shrapnell from 1915 will fuck you up just as well as a bullet or shrapnell from 2012.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:30 am
 


Although I would love to see someone get a VC, I don't like the way this campaign is going. You can't just demand that SOMEBODY be given a VC on the basis that "surely" SOMEBODY must have earned one. You can't ask DND to go look for an act of bravery with the pre-determined pupose of handing out a VC for it. And the "but but the Yanks and Aussies did it!" doesn't hold water either. This argument is missing something....an actual soldier's name and description of his heroic actions. It would not be beyond our politicians to hand out a VC simply to play to the media. If there is a soldier deserving of a VC, there needs to be a public campaign for that solider and his actions specifically and I will get behind it such as the soldier in Korea.

But it's not right to ask the GG to decide to hand out a VC first, then go looking for a chest to hang it on, it undermines the entire honours system. This isn't the equivalent of the Medal of Honor, despite the article's suggestion. It's much more integritous.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:53 am
 


"Integritous"

Love it! Awesome usage BF!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:30 am
 


I will not stop until its accpepted as a valid word. ":lol:

Irregardless" is still like nails on a chalkboard for me, however.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:33 am
 


BeaverFever BeaverFever:
I will not stop until its accpepted as a valid word. ":lol:

Irregardless" is still like nails on a chalkboard for me, however.



No, it's a word alright! I checked it in my old-school and recent issue of the Oxford dictionary, as in a real book with paper and print!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:51 am
 


Hmm...Google results (where there are any) all tell me it's slang! I must have misunderestimated my vocabulousness!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:52 am
 


PENATRATOR PENATRATOR:
I love the "times have changed" argument. Obviously said by a guy who NEVER had rounds zinging past him. A bullet or shrapnell from 1915 will fuck you up just as well as a bullet or shrapnell from 2012.



I'm sure there have been some VC moments out of the past decade in Afghanistan. Makes one wonder who's being vetting the gong synopsis flow.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:15 am
 


Staff wonks, who else?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:21 am
 


BeaverFever BeaverFever:
I will not stop until its accpepted as a valid word. ":lol:

Irregardless" is still like nails on a chalkboard for me, however.


integritous.....

adj...... having or behaving with integrity


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:18 pm
 


Somebody needs to update the interwebs.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:42 pm
 


BeaverFever BeaverFever:
Somebody needs to update the interwebs.



I think we will always need a decent dictionary and thesaurus. Nothing on-line is up to the job.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:38 pm
 


The whole Honors and Awards system is screwy. I know three people that all received the same write up & nomination and one got the MMV, one got a Mention in Dispatches and one got a Task Force Commendation.


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