Poll: Your thoughts on the Marines?
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View poll results: Your thoughts on the Marines?
Apathetic
47 26%
Heroic, Courageous, etc...
99 54%
Immoral, Ignorant, Uneducated, etc...
37 20%
Voters: 183.
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#1
I am an active duty United States Marine. That is not relevant to what I want to find out though. I want to know what comes to mind when you (the UG population) think of the U.S. Marines.

You can post your opinion and say anything you want, I wont get offended or butt hurt about any of it.

Do you think we are badass?
Mindless barbarians?
Immoral puppy killers?
Saviors of the world?
Dumb dumbs who barely pass required high school curriculum?

I just want to hear some opinions.

My personal views: I am just doing my job. I am not one of those Marines who believes that every action I make is somehow protecting the freedom of America. I am not that ignorant. I am personally against the war in the middle east, with the exception of Afghanistan. I am college educated, but unfortunately represent a minority in the enlisted side of the service. That is me in a nutshell.

Oh, I also lovez metal...teh br00tlez.


Edit: If any of you are looking to enlist, regardless of branch of service, you can feel free to message me and ask questions. I wont be like a recruiter, I will spill the down and dirty details with all the alliteration you could want. I don't want to see anyone get ****ed over. It happens. Its sad.
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#2
MURDERERS!!!

Jk. I usually think how cool you guys are, then I realize how much better our special forces team is.
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#3
well, if you said to me that you were a Marine in the U.S Army, personally, I'd respect you, i might not trust your accuracy with weapons, but you are a soldier, you are risking your life fighting for your country and what you believe in, so you have my upmost respect

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Quote by Jericho114
MURDERERS!!!

Jk. I usually think how cool you guys are, then I realize how much better our special forces team is.


i dont mean to split hairs or anything, but i thought that Delta Force, or 1st Special Forces Operational Detachement-Delta, to give them their full title, was americas special forces unit? i thought the marines we an elite army unit?

also, i dont want to start a whos better ending up in a race argument, but, i'd say the SAS were better
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#4
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#5
im gonna have to say badass....but if you kill someone with your bare hands....thats just even more badass
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#6
Personally, I don't understand people who are Marines as they seem to be the worst treated group, always the first thrown intro conflict, so I'm kinda wondering about why people are so willing to be put into danger. I understand the economical standpoint as I saw recruiters preying one the poor kids in my school when I was there, and it is very enticing, but for someone who is as well educated as you, I really don't get it. You seem like with your education you could have been an officer :/
#8
i dont agree with war or anything that has to do with war but i do give you credit for putting yourself at the mercy of george w bush...that sir is very courageous
#9
I'm joining my country's military (Canada) so that should pretty much sum up how I feel about the armed forces.
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#10
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Personally, I don't understand people who are Marines as they seem to be the worst treated group, always the first thrown intro conflict, so I'm kinda wondering about why people are so willing to be put into danger. I understand the economical standpoint as I saw recruiters preying one the poor kids in my school when I was there, and it is very enticing, but for someone who is as well educated as you, I really don't get it. You seem like with your education you could have been an officer :/


hmmmm, true, but in the U.K armed forces, all you need really is 5 A*-C grades and you can become an officer.
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#11
you protect my country.

i respect you.
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#12
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hmmmm, true, but in the U.K armed forces, all you need really is 5 A*-C grades and you can become an officer.


Marine recruiter came to my house and talked to me, then he asked for my SAT scores, and when I told him he said, "I don't think the Marines is for you....How about ROTC?"
#13
I think that marines are the coolest division of the United States armed force but I think that some of them, not all, are complete smart asses that think they are the best because they're in the marines. The others are just plain cool.
#14
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Marine recruiter came to my house and talked to me, then he asked for my SAT scores, and when I told him he said, "I don't think the Marines is for you....How about ROTC?"


erm, ROTC? sorry, we dont have that in the UK XD
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#16
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erm, ROTC? sorry, we dont have that in the UK XD


Retards of the country.

Basically front line men.
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#17
I have great respect for the Marines.

Sure there are quite a few who aren't extremely well educated and who don't necesarily conduct themselves in a manner that reflects very well on Americans. But the fact that you guys are willing to volunteer to serve this country makes me very respectful of Marines.

I have heard some stories from Afghanistan and from Iraq, and honestly . . . I don't think that I could do the things you guys have to do.

Major props, friend.
#18
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Retards of the country.

Basically front line men.


lol, thank you
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#19
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lol, thank you


Its not that, ROTC is Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Its where you go to college and take a few ROTC courses. Then when you're done you join the military as an officer. Right out of college into being an officer. Skip all the lower ranks.
#20
the marines eh...that lot of nearly jingoistic baboons thinking they're doing good by fighting for something they're not quite sure of. Oh yeah, they're great.
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#21
I have respect for the marines. However I do think some of them take in too much pride in being Marines.
I had one friend who is in the marines and on his myspace background he has a picture of the corps logo and it reads "USMC making the enemy die for their country since blah blah" which pisses me off because it promotes....I can't explain it.

I also think that if you join now, your supporting the war in Iraq regardless of whether or not your in the front lines.
#22
I will say nothing about individual marines, because let's face it...a lot of dicks join the army just because they're too thick to do anything else, or they think it's cool to kill things

However, the marines do go through some tough training, so you've gotta respect that
British special forces are still better though
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#23
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Its not that, ROTC is Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Its where you go to college and take a few ROTC courses. Then when you're done you join the military as an officer. Right out of college into being an officer. Skip all the lower ranks.


oh i see, i think the equivvalent over here is the Army Foundation College (AFC)
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#24
i know a lot of stupid marines

thats all i have to say
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#25
I think they're very courageous etc, I think I would struggle to fight for something I didn't believe in, as so many marines are. They get bad press a lot, but a lot of it is isolated incidents, and are normally very biased.
#26
All of the above, though the 'uneducated/ignorant' bit is more prevalent than others, simply because joining the military is what a lot of those kinds of people do to get an escape.
#28
my older brother was in The Marines. His four years are thankfully over. But I support The Marines in everything they do.

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#31
I have a great deal of respect for the Marines. It takes assloads of courage to go through Marine boot camp knowing that as soon as you get out your primary purpose is to kill or be killed.
#32
I admire the courage of the Marines but pretty much everything you guys to is against what I stand for.
#33
Pretty risky since you are first to go in and most likely to die.
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#35
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the marines eh...that lot of nearly jingoistic baboons thinking they're doing good by fighting for something they're not quite sure of. Oh yeah, they're great.


You're an idiot, you do know that POLITICIANS are the ones that start wars, right? All of the people I know who are interested in becoming a Marine is to protect and serve their country.
#37
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You're an idiot, you do know that POLITICIANS are the ones that start wars, right? All of the people I know who are interested in becoming a Marine is to protect and serve their country.

That doesn't mean they shouldn't look into what the politicians are getting them into.

It's like saying I wanna be a pornstar for the sake of being a pornstar but I don't want to have any form of sex.
#38
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That doesn't mean they shouldn't look into what the politicians are getting them into.

It's like saying I wanna be a pornstar for the sake of being a pornstar but I don't want to have any form of sex.


true, but soldiers are there to do a job, which they have been trained to do, regardless of where the politicians send them, they should do their job to the best of their abilities.
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#39
TS: at the end of you're name it says USMC is that supposed to stand for the United States Marine Corps? So if the US Marines is just a job to you wouldn't that be equal to my name being Dinodrummer_McDonald's cashire?


Seriously, killing ANYTHING be it animals, terrorists, or ****ing satan is not anything I would be proud of.
#40
I'm against war and violence, so I don't particulary like Marines.
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