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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by basso, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. basso

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    and the horse soldiers are coming.

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    Statue Marking Afghanistan Invasion Finds New Home Near World Trade Center Updated October 22, 2012 8:15am
    October 22, 2012 8:15am | By Chelsia Rose Marcius, DNAinfo


    The 16-foot, 5,000-pound bronze sculpture "De Opresso Liber" — which depicts a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces on horseback leading the invasion into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks — was unveiled Friday at its new home in front of the World Trade Center PATH station.

    Douwe Blumberg, who created the statue, said he was inspired a decade ago to dedicate a piece to military men and women who lost their lives during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "I heard story after story after story of courage and heroism, professionalism, dedication and sacrifice," Blumberg said.

    "How do you adequately say thank you when you have been freely given a gift of such great value that costs so much, that you know never in your lifetime can you repay it? I think the answer to that question for me is you say thank you as best as you can."

    The bronze soldier shown with a rifle slung over his shoulder made its first public appearance in 2011 riding on a float along Fifth Avenue.
    The statue moved several times before landing in front of the PATH station near the corner of Vesey Street and West Broadway.

    "I truly feel that it is in the best location in the world, with One World Trade Center behind it," said Bill White, chairman and CEO of Constellations Group, noting that a piece of World Trade Center steel rests at the foot of the statue.
    Scott Neil, of The Green Beret Foundation, also welcomed the statue to its new spot.

    "This is an opportunity we have to showcase the brave men and women who have helped settle the needed score," he said.
    "The Port Authority and other groups have made Ground Zero come back to life by bringing this statue that represents the hard work, the efforts and the success of our men and women overseas."


    Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/201...ew-home-near-world-trade-center#ixzz2A8AiMx4y

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    And, it apparently is desperate.
     
  4. basso

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    it's hilarious.
     
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    Ryan gets the last laugh (at his expense):

    Appearing on "CBS This Morning," Ryan suggested the president was being petty: "To compare modern American battleships and Navy with bayonets - I just don't understand that comparison.

    From wikipedia:
    All four Iowas were decommissioned in the early 1990s, making them the last battleships to see active service.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship
     
  6. CrazyDave

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    So there's actually only one and it's a statue? I expected the numbers were at least a LITTLE higher.... wait a sec, where is his bayonet?
     
  7. basso

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    the military has more horses and bayonets than battleships?
     
  8. rockergordon

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    You really know how to prove your point.
     
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    You guys should know better than respond to him. He's obviously an intelligent person who's choosing to be purposefully stupid. It's funny- I'm stuck listening to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, etc. And they always play these clips with Obama saying "inflammatory" things, like apologizing for America, etc.

    And I say, "you know, I'm sure that I'm going to find one of these that bothers me." And after listening to 100s of those, with the exception of the "clinging to guns and religion" and the Special Olympics comment, I find myself thinking, "Umm, Obama is the one who is making sense, and these pundits are the ones who sound inflammatory/crazy." I've tried to be objective, but the craziness of these people won't allow me to do this.
     
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  13. basso

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    ride right through them, they're demoralized as hell.

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