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I watched some of that video and I remember a few years back when people would say that saying things like what they are saying in the video would be called radical or extremist or something else, I am afraid most people think well thats not affecting me and things like that, so why should I care, but in an indirect way each time something like this happens it wears away at what this country was founded on...one day it will all be gone..
I relly am afraid at what the future holds for the next generation
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It seems like what is extremist these days is actually being a patriotic American, a bit extremist, but potentially obsolete, that is what scares me, is falling into the hands of special interest groups who are more interested in what the government can do for them and to advance their cause rather than what is good for ALL Americans.

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I fear that the American people dont have the fight in them now that they had in them when this country was founded, It seems to me that we have a wait and see attitude,
or let someone else deal with it mentality...
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Well, as a free man in the U.S. who believes in the free market and freedom of any company to do whatever they like on their land and pay their CEOs and execs whatever they choose to pay, I cannot argue much with this.

However, as a soldier I feel like if you're going to carry the name "OF AMERICA" and live and operate in America, because of soldiers that give their lives to preserve the abovementioned, BOA should be ashamed for this bull$H!T!!!

AND, as a taxpayer I SAY YOU ARE BARELY A PRIVATE COMPANY ANYMORE SO It'LL BE GREAT TO SEE HOW MANY FOLKS SAY SCREW YOU!! AND PULL THEIR MONEY OUT OF THIS DISGRACE OF A BANK!!!

Aside from all that, thanks to everyone reading this, from all of "us", for your support. The soldier in this article died for a cause that many of us [still] believe in; and all of us voluntarily signed up for. Just because it has become "inconvenient" or "too costly" a few years later doesn't make the fight any less important. At the end of the day, it ain't about WMDs and it ain't about oil.

The american populus (as shown in this story) can get all fired up on 9/12, and then bail on it at will... but for those of us in the uniform... we're in it till the end.
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Well the flags were actually on city property, in between the side walk and the street so it wasnt actually boa property..
As a veteran and a natural born American I hope boa falls flat on its face , but we know that wont happen. They will get bailed out or get special privelidges from the gov. to keep them in business
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Well the flags were actually on city property, in between the side walk and the street so it wasnt actually boa property..
As a veteran and a natural born American I hope boa falls flat on its face , but we know that wont happen. They will get bailed out or get special privelidges from the gov. to keep them in business
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Well the flags were actually on city property, in between the side walk and the street so it wasnt actually boa property..
As a veteran and a natural born American I hope boa falls flat on its face , but we know that wont happen. They will get bailed out or get special privelidges from the gov. to keep them in business
Perhaps not, if we stand up and say ENOUGH!, just like we need to do with the political parties. Boycotts have proven effective means of protest in the past, and when it comes to money, particularly the withdrawal of it from a certain financial istitution, should send the message loud and clear. There is just no place, IMHO, in America for such un-American attitudes! If you don't like this country, its flag, or what it represents, well there are other places to live besides this one, the rest of us just happen to like it here.

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I kinda figure that alot of Americans could care less, the actions of this bank now and in the past have shown that they are not much worth a crap.
and I doubt many people will do anything, it kinda even shows in this thread and the others discussing some of the political type things..Look at the numbers this thread has been viewed 67 times and 16 or 17 replies made by only a few have the intestinal fortitude to say "THIS IS PLAIN WRONG", I know veterans be it Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines feel a sort of brotherhood and a great sense of loss for every fallen brother, many civilians feel the same, but alot of them could care less,
But these men and women who have served fought and died so that America can be as strong as it is/was feel much different than those that never felt the call of duty.
I wasnt in Vietnam but while I was in I knew alot of people who were prior service, and I have heard and watched documentaries on how we treated our troops when and if they made it home. WWII when the troops came home they were treated as heroes and there were parades and there were parties all for our troops. Even foriegn countries have monuments to honor the sacrafices of those that never made it home.
Then comes Vienam and the troops were spit on treated like crap,and it took how many years before there was a monument made to honor our fallen vets.
When the country needed soldiers they went without flinching scared as hell Im sure and when the vets or their families need a hand up or a shoulder to cry on we are still basically spitting on them and forgetting them as quick as we can....
It makes me sick to my stomach to see how our vets are treated, sure there are many instances where the communities honor the vets but when something like this happens I cant seem to remember them near as well.
and ya know even knowing what I know right now,if I was recalled into service I would go without a thought of never coming home. the only difference would be I would miss my kids and maybe keep my head a little lower so I could hopefully come home to them.
The sense of duty to something bigger to a vet is a strong thing and many people in my eyes only have sense of duty to themselves.
I wonder how many people will actually stop using boa. I doubt many will go in their local branch and say "Im closing my account because ya`ll had the audasity to spit on a fallen soldier and what he/she believed in"
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I have to agree, we have settled into an apathetic attitude, and I use "we" metaphorically, for the purpose of conversation. My dad was in Vietnam, two tours, and Korea. My grandfather was in WWII, my aunt was in Desert Storm, all served honorably, and, fortunately, returned home safely. I spent my first year of life in Korea, Ton Du Chon, while my dad was stationed there, and only had to return home because my grandmother was dying of cancer and was not given much time. No, I never served myself, I chose the high school then on to college path, but I still appreciate the sacrifices made, not only by those I know, but those I don't, and the Wall in D.C. is a sobering experience, especially because I went there with my dad who knew many of those names, not just as names etched in stone, but as the people they were on those jungle battlefields.

No, you're probably right, incidents like this will not change minds, much less lives, and will probably have little to no effect on daily routines, at least not the ones of the people you described, who have a sense of duty only to themselves, yet nothing for God or country, but I will always keep one half of my dad's dogtags on my keychain (I almost died when he came into town one time, and had put the other half on his keychain, we think too much alike, lol!), my grandfather's picture on top of the armoir, etc.

Question is, if these things are of no significance, then why is it significant, that before practically every major sporting event, etc., more prayers are sent out for our troops than anything else? Are people just desensitized to the whole patriotism thing because the war has gone on seemingly forever, which breeds hate and discontent, no matter who is in office, or does hypocrisy reign?

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I drive by that bank every other weekend... Will make sure to do some nasty burnouts in their parking lot now.
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