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#16    Valdemar the Great

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 17 December 2012 - 08:59 PM, said:

He should have thrown in World War I medals as well.   This seems to be a global problem.



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

View Post747400, on 17 December 2012 - 09:03 PM, said:

From WWIi, WWI, the battle of Waterloo, the American War of Independence, the battle of Hastings, and perhaps the siege of Troy as well.

Any medal or decoration is readily available from on-line 'replacement' manufacturers without any form of authorisation, unfortunately. (They'll even engrave Number, Rank and Name on them for you). - As far back as the Boer War, I believe! (I haven't seen any Crimean medals yet!)

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

View Postealdwita, on 17 December 2012 - 09:02 PM, said:



You need far more courage and military know-how to be a military cook than a SEAL! (Especially if you have to fabricate a SatCom system out of an umbrella, two milk crates and a cheeseburger to contact US Naval HQ and defeat the terrorists, aided only by a blonde piece of crumpet with amazing legs!)
I was very interested in his combat training. He would not give me the time of day. I thought I was being pushy, I found out latter he was lieing his ass off. I did meet somebody that was another type of special forces. I asked him what kind of hand to hand training he had. He said barely any. I was young and he was comeing to me for training and I was curious what I had to offer him. He was much older and obviously much more adept than I. I said well what happens when you have to fight, he said, you shoot them. I said ok I mean what happens if you run out of bullets or you don't have guns, he said, you stabb them.. Ok ok I said, what happens when you don't have a knife or a gun? He's says... Well .., then your dead.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

heavens, you actually met Steven Seagal?! :cry:

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

View Post747400, on 17 December 2012 - 09:18 PM, said:

heavens, you actually met Steven Seagal?! :cry:

Shh. Yes, but he doesn't talk about it! Posted Image

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Nope;never met anyone like that. Now my late father;who was a vetran of three wars(WW2,,Korea and Vietnam) I'm sure could spot a phony if he ever met one.
Same with any medals they are wearing.These guys are pathetic.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

If you're going to tell a lie, tell a good one...a teacher told me that!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:38 AM

I don't know about everyone else but I have little respect for someone that fakes military experience.  They just can't walk in their shoes and they will never fill them.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:39 AM

As someone with 87 years of military experience and a veteran of 17 major conflicts , I have zero tolerance for   ANYONE  faking  military experience.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:33 AM

Met them? heck, one was a member of my family. Claimed service in WWII, Korean, and 'Nam. I guess he believed no one would do the math.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:16 AM

Unfortunately, I do know fakes.  Even people that think that they are god.

It's all about wanting power over you, at whatever the cost, which is negative.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

it wouldn't impress me one way or the other if a person were to tell me they were military, so i guess that's why it never comes up.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:27 AM

View PostSean93, on 18 December 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:

If you're going to tell a lie, tell a good one...a teacher told me that!
a good liar has to have a good memory

i used to tell my kids that all the time lol
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:40 AM

Yeah, I would agree.
I have no respect for those who fake military service or medals.

Must be a serious self-esteem issue. I don't know.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

View Postlightly, on 21 December 2012 - 01:39 AM, said:

As someone with 87 years of military experience and a veteran of 17 major conflicts , I have zero tolerance for   ANYONE  faking  military experience.
... Custer's Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, Gettysburg, Agincourt .....

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