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i know im not well known but that doesn't matter. i just want to post my opinion. i am in the United States Army. can someone explain how someone who plays one game a week on television can make millions a year and people like me who fight for our country barely make enough to get by? by the way, i'm still happy with my decision i'm just curious as to why this is.
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Last edited by Chris_Freeman at May 27, 2008,
#5
so why dont you quit and go on a gameshow?
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#7
because people are shallow and they care more for their own enjoyment than their own freedom because they don't see their freedom being jeopardized in their everyday life but god forbid they go a day without enjoying themselves and watching baseball or football. Therefore theres more demand for the sports and more money to them cuz it sells better.
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#8
well life is unfair...I know this...there is no real answer to your question though
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#9
Entertainment makes money.

War causes deficit.

?
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#10
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i know im not well known but that doesn't matter. i just want to post my opinion. i am in the United States Army. can someone explain how someone who plays one game a week on television can make millions a year and people like me who fight and die for our country barely make enough to get by?

Soldiers aren't entertaining. Soldiers don't generate revenue. Most soldiers don't have a rare or particularly marketable talent. Those are some of the reasons. I'm not saying it's right, but that's why.
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#12
As much as I appreciate what you're doing, you didn't have to do it.

So if you really don't want to do it, then quit and go to some other job.


Otherwise, it's because millions of Americans aren't entertained by the military during primetime.
#14
Most people forget the fact the reason you can watch these game shows is because of the soldiers.

But im glad you guys are doing what you're doing
#15
What do you mean 'play one game a week on TV'?
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#16
surely you know all of this...
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Soldiers aren't entertaining. Soldiers don't generate revenue. Most soldiers don't have a rare or particularly marketable talent. Those are some of the reasons. I'm not saying it's right, but that's why.



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#18
I think he means sports not gameshows.......
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#19
Its very stupid. Theres no justice for fighters like your good self. They kick a ball around a field for 90 minutes (im talking about footy here btw). Theres no appreciation, people just take the armed forces for granted. Some people see you as legends, but others just choose not to see you. Its proper stupid.
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#21
I'm in the Air Force they making money off this and not off war unless its some un patriotict movie we join for a reason so don't get mad if some is doing a little better then you walk away with skills know one else has
#22
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Entertainment makes money.

War causes deficit.

?


large scale war bolsters economies greatly.


Frankly, i agree with TS greatly. soldiers don't get paid well enough. The only gamer that puts his life on the line while playing a game is the fat middle-aged one.

Soldiers deserve some pay from these "games".
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large scale war bolsters economies greatly.


Frankly, i agree with TS greatly. soldiers don't get paid well enough. The only gamer that puts his life on the line while playing a game is the fat middle-aged one.

Soldiers deserve some pay from these "games".


Yeah I feel ya.

The Iraq War wasn't a large-scale war we haven't had a full scale war since WWII.

Yeah I agree soldiers need more pay, I mean who wouldn't agree, but also thats just the way things are.
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#25
Hey man im in the same boat as you......Im in the Navy and if your enlisted you get paid way to little do deal with too much bull**** amirite.......
#26
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Entertainment makes money.

War causes deficit.

?



Not neccessarily.
War is essestial (sp?) to sustain the (US) economy. None of us regular folk are gunna see the benefits of this war or future wars though. The corporate elite, specifically the arms, oil, and pharmaceutical companies, will be banking like mother****ers.

To the TS, I apprieciate what you are doing for our country. I just hate the fact that the military is being used by the spineless paperpushers associated with the aforementioned corporations.
What's worse is the so-called "entertainment" business. It's just a facade to keep you stupidified so you don't ask any important questions.

Don't worry though. If there is an apocalyptic wrath of God just around the corner, the Federal Reserve's fake money will be worthless, and all people will be equal during this time.
That's a little too optomistic, I know.
#27
No one made you join the army, and tbh im not thankful you have joined an army'for national pride' because, lets be honest america is in no state to be proud of.
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Yeah I feel ya.

The Iraq War wasn't a large-scale war we haven't had a full scale war since WWII.

Yeah I agree soldiers need more pay, I mean who wouldn't agree, but also thats just the way things are.


The soldiers need more than money. They require more respect and they shouldn't be used as pawns for disgusting and non-altruistic causes.
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[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']Not neccessarily.
War is essestial (sp?) to sustain the (US) economy. None of us regular folk are gunna see the benefits of this war or future wars though. The corporate elite, specifically the arms, oil, and pharmaceutical companies, will be banking like mother****ers.

To the TS, I apprieciate what you are doing for our country. I just hate the fact that the military is being used by the spineless paperpushers associated with the aforementioned corporations.
What's worse is the so-called "entertainment" business. It's just a facade to keep you stupidified so you don't ask any important questions.

Don't worry though. If there is an apocalyptic wrath of God just around the corner, the Federal Reserve's fake money will be worthless, and all people will be equal during this time.
That's a little too optomistic, I know.

Minus the wrath of god...

+1
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#32
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']Ah come on dude, how can you not like the wrath of God?
It's just as great as the love of Satan...?

Easy, I don't believe in either.
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#34
It's economics. A personality on television accesses to millions of consumers, therefore he/she generates much more revenue.

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#35
doesnt the lottery go towards good causes like school funding and stuff like that ? i dunno how much, but i'm fairly sure its motives arent all bad
#36
yea man soldiers should be payed more

all that happens on these sh!t game shows and such is they have fun spinning a wheel or kicking a ball

while our soldiers are getting blown to peices and fighting to save thousands of innocent people

it doesn't make sense
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#38
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#39
Join the Canadian Forces
After a few years you'll be rakin in the cash.

But I thought you joined the army to serve and protect your country. Not to get paid.
That's like your favorite band "selling out"....
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