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  1. Perhaps it depends on the person, I really only know a couple of people that fought over there, Iraq specifically, and only have about three friends that have gone there for vacation. None of them really enjoyed it. You're completely right though, doesn't matter where a soldier is sent, they'll probably hate the place. I know a couple that had to help during Katrina and they said it was one of the worst experiences of their lives. I've been to New Orleans and parts of Texas that suffered from it though, couple years later however, and while there was still a lot of ugliness, there was some nice things to see as well though.


    One of my friends that visited Iraq for vacation though, he went to visit several of the countries in that area, Israel being one of them, he told me that was his favorite. So maybe he wasn't impressed with Iraq because of that. I'm not sure what to think though. That was pretty much why I posed the question. I've never been there but from what I've heard from friends, nobody really wants to save it, but I guess nobody would at this point, I'd be interested in finding some opinions from people that visited there before the war, maybe it was a better place back then.

    Really? How about the people who live there? I'm sure they very much want safety to go back to their normal lives. A lot of the people over there are tribal, barely settled nomads. The vast majority have no use for the Taliban and would prefer to left alone to live as they have for centuries.

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    That's kind of an interesting word that we commonly use to describe these places. I mean are there any americans or american soldiers more specifically that describe that part of the world with any nice words? Is it really worth it for us to try and save places that we can't even find kind adjectives for?

    I have friends who have been in some of these places you describe. Some as civilians and some as soldiers, the soldiers for the most part don't want to go back, the civilians do. Both tell of the people being nice, but as you say the soldiers regard it as a hellhole, the civilians as a tragic beautiful place. They are both right, i think any place you send a soldier, and put him under stress, shoot at him, keep him constantly on his toes, constantly running scared, that will to him be a hellhole. a civilian however, though they do see the violence, can see the beauty and interact with the people without having to worry about watching their back and wondering who will take a shot at them from where.

    I'm mean, take your closest big city, or the city you live in; sure it may not be the prettiest place on earth but it has lots of things to like i'm sure. Cool place, people and things. Now imagine being a foreigner coming to that city as a soldier in time of war; every window, every alley, every doorway could hide an insurgent or sniper, every person could be an enemy. That would be a hellhole for sure.

  3. LOL, that is true. But i can justify a little bigger tires, but i'm finding it hard to justify a locker at the moment. But the flip side is my black one on 35"s with no locker went places my buddies fully locked jeep on 37"s couldn't. That said he has pulled me out on a fair number of occasions....

  4. Bah. Can't get quotes to work still.


    @Clay: I don't support genocide, but consider; Assad may kill some people with his chemicals, if it his him throwing them around, but how many more would we kill if we went in and started 'fixing' the situation? Basically i agree with flareback.

  5. Haha, I'm just messing with ya, my rig ain't anywhere near ready to wheel. Now if i still had the black one. It has gone places my friends couldn't walk/swim too let alone drive :P Granted i'm talking mud not trails... not many good trails around here, but plenty of killer mud holes.

    Cool pics.

  6. Noice. I guess i forgot how big those models are. My buddy put 2" lift and 31"s on his and with no point of comparison in the pic it looks huge, but then its one of those dinky little wranglers.

    We need some action shots. And then the shot of the toyota that saves your tail :P cause i know that will happen at some point :P :P

  7. I'm probably going to take a load of grief for this, but i am open to hearing new info and different opinions. I am rather inexperienced in this area due to age and previous lack of interest.


    What exactly did we achieve in iraq? in iran? Sure we took out a few AL-queda big-wigs and such, but we made one huge mess. What makes us think we will do any differently this time? Maybe we should get our country in order before we go bust someone elses wide open.

    And, consider this; if mexico bust open (as well it could) into a civil war between the druggies and army or some similar lineup, who would be expected to step in. Why? Well for one we are next door neighbors. It would be the same if something went down in Canada. So why aren't any of Syria's neighbors stepping in? I'd say if anyone's the responsibility is theirs. Besides half the rebels come from those countries anyway.(exaggerated figure probably)

    So why aren't they? Well lets see; Egypt: screwed out of the scene for now, Israel; otherwise occupied, Lebanon; too worried about Israel, Turkey; too busy locking down their borders, Iraq and Iran; they know that screwing around in another country brings nothing but trouble, Saudi Arabia; possibly the only nation capable of doing anything and they are too smart and too rich to bother.

    Soo why do the US feel we have to? IS it because of how successful a track record we have? Is it because we have nothing else to do but kill innocents and waste tax payer money? Is it because we have troops eager to deploy to another sandy hell?

    No. Wait, so why are we considering it? So our president can save some face and potentially make a name for HIMSELF?

    Let them solve their own problems. Civil war was what it took for us to make up our internal differences enough to build a strong nation, so why shouldn't it work for them? It does mean lots of death and pain, but why multiply that needlessly?

    If anyone gets involved it ought to be the local people who know the situation, the culture, and the place.


    And to take a completely different approach, right now we have Muslims fighting Muslims, what happens when the 'infidels' join in? Won't both sides be obliged to beat the tar out of us?

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    I wish my parents bought me a car...ever. :lol:

    Hehe.. yeah... but hey you value it more when you buy it and build it yourself :P


    Congratz nyt, or whatever your calling yourself now.

    Now that is the flip side of y'all getting different and sometimes cooler cars over there, you can't drive them till you hit what 17-18? Some places here you can start at 14 :P

  9. Oh god you just had to post wisdom teeth stuff didn't you onion? I gotta get my bottom 2 pulled for sure... their visible and grown out horizontally pushing at my back molars.... 


    Reading all of this just makes me paranoid.... ughhh

    I know it right. They say they're gonna have to pull all mine. But they haven't started to hurt yet so i'm holding off.

  10. Is it common to be knocked out for hours on end because of the anesthesia? My brother was under general anesthesia twice in the past month for a hand surgery (getting pins put in, and then getting them removed), and both times he was out for nearly six hours. He said the anesthesia wasn't bad at all and he actually enjoyed it. I hope that part carries true through the family, but I really hope I'm not out for too long. My fiancee said it wasn't all that bad for her when she had a bolt put in her wrist. On the other side of the spectrum, though, my mom gets really sick and vomits for hours after waking up. Fingers crossed, I guess... Not looking forward to this at all. :lol:

    I was out for a few hours after they took out my appendix, and then it took me forever to get it out of my system. Nausea, grogginess, dizzy, and general blehhh feeling for most of the day.

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