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A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
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Examples:
So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
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  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.
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  • Originally posted by REZ View Post
    Of course it does. Your lifelong dream is to participate in the killing of other human beings while wearing a uniform, is it not? You've tried to join, what, four times now, no? Next you're gonna tell me you heard the food was good and you wanted to see exotic locales.

    Zimmerman created the situation by following and confronting Martin, knowing full well that he himself was armed with a deadly weapon and he was putting himself in a situation where he might be harmed and would need to use his weapon. You're trying to argue against common sense here. He did everything fine when he called in a suspicious person, stop right there - wait for the cops, but no, after that it was a series of very bad decisions on Zimmermans part that directly led to the death of an innocent person; yes, I said 'innocent' because Zimmerman said he was suspicious, not that he had seen him commit a crime; and yes, I said 'directly led to the death of' because if he does not confront Trayvon, like he was told not to do and what any normal person would never do for fear of harm, Trayvon would be alive today. He should be held responsible for Trayvons death because it was a situation of his own (Zimmermans) creation.

    I'm not looking for your piss-ant validation or your bizarre attempts at rationalizing fatal violence or your laughable reason for Zimmerman not showing any injuries either. I swear I'm being trolled everytime I read one of your posts.

    If I goad you into a fight and then smoke your *** and say it was self defense.. that's cool in your world? ..because that's what 'stand your ground' laws allow me (or anyone) to do. I mean, it's your word against a dead guys', right? I don't want to live in the wild wild west where everyone is packing heat and a pocket full of laws protecting 'justified killing' (whatever the **** that means).

    I thought the plan was to become more civilized as the human race goes forward in time. Our killing technologies and the mentalities that go along with that have far surpassed, and some would say completely stagnated, our spiritual evolution; spirituality having nothing to do with religion just to be clear.
    That's nice. Quote one sentence out of my entire post of 3 paragraphs.

    First of all, no, not to kill. But I know you won't believe me because you want to fulfill this screwed up fantasy you have of me being some blood-thirsty skin-head masturbating American Nazi. It doesn't matter what I give for reasoning as to why I want to join because you will be brain-dead when you read it anyway and read something completely different than what I typed.

    Second, I cannot tell if you actually got past the first sentence of my post or not, but I already acknowledged he precipitated the event. Well of course you can use the term "innocent" because he was never put on trial, but that's misleading, because deep down both of us really don't know if he actually would have been innocent in the end had he lived. You can't even say you'd know. That's just pure stupidity and ignorance. You WEREN'T there and neither was I. We can't judge on the guiltiness of either party.

    I swear people turn their brains off or enter an alternate reality when they read my posts.

    I've taken numerous concealed carry courses for handgun safety, studied my state criminal code, and past cases, and yes, you most likely would end up guilty for murder despite the fact you used self-defense, because of being under the circumstances of baiting the party. The difference is, we don't have any of the facts as to the confrontation between the two itself. WE DON'T KNOW. STOP PRETENDING YOU DO.

    As NoxNoctum said before he deleted his post, the media and lots of organizations are completely taking advantage of the case and the Martin's for their own personal gains and agendas. It's a real shame because a case like this shouldn't have been blown out of proportion the way it has. However, it's also a shame you are getting sucked into this sensationalist style of reporting with all the other chumps out there that are crying racism and a slew of other ignorant words. AGAIN: Wait until the evidence is presented.

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    • Oh look, more A4 pages from mr I'm completely brainwashed and have no life and want to join the army instead. Sorry, but that just seems to be the truth. There is no normal individual who's right in his head who just wants to voluntarily join the army for no reason. Looking at that picture of yours you really need to get out there and get some proper life experience instead of being a OMG USA **** YEAH fool. It's not like anybody would actually give a **** about you if you went to Afghanistan or someplace like that. You seriously seem to think that joining the army will compromise for being a loser in reallife?
      Last edited by Heisenberg; 04-13-2012, 05:27 AM.

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      • Originally posted by Alexander Ostmann View Post
        both of us really don't know if he actually would have been innocent in the end had he lived.
        So what you're saying is that it's okay to kill people because they might become criminials?
        My amateurish youtube channel

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        • No. Prevention > punishment is a liberal idea, lol.

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          • Originally posted by Heisenberg View Post
            Oh look, more A4 pages from mr I'm completely brainwashed and have no life and want to join the army instead. Sorry, but that just seems to be the truth. There is no normal individual who's right in his head who just wants to voluntarily join the army for no reason. Looking at that picture of yours you really need to get out there and get some proper life experience instead of being a OMG USA **** YEAH fool. It's not like anybody would actually give a **** about you if you went to Afghanistan or someplace like that. You seriously seem to think that joining the army will compromise for being a loser in reallife?
            Well holy ****, another person who didn't read what I posted. You guys have just as much of no life being on these forums as I do. I go to school and I have a job. I have hobbies and friends. And if you actually read what I posted, you would see that I said it didn't matter what the reasoning was that I decided to join the military, because you guys would find something wrong with it, as does everyone on these forums.

            And you are incredibly na

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            • Originally posted by Alexander Ostmann View Post
              Well holy ****, another person who didn't read what I posted.
              Oh gee, why would that be?

              Have some ****ing respect for those who have served with honor.
              No.
              Are they losers or not right in the head either?
              Yes.
              Do you think attacking some guy on a forum will dissolve your insecurities about yourself? Or make you feel bigger in the midst of your inferiority complex? You sounds like the typical school bully that never grew up and still rides with his yearbook sitting shotgun.
              Ololol.

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              • Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!
                http://www.greatergoodgames.org

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                • Where's Bobdog when we need him


                  Originally posted by The Masta View Post
                  We know you can't even read, no need to remind us !

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                  • Originally posted by Olivier View Post
                    We know you can't even read, no need to remind us !
                    But then how will I get attention?.
                    Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!
                    http://www.greatergoodgames.org

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                    • Originally posted by The Masta View Post
                      But then how will I get attention?.
                      Become a Mod and ban everyone, then ban yourself

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                      • Originally posted by Alexander Ostmann View Post
                        Thousands of people have joined over the years because they didn't know what they wanted to do in their life. Turned out some liked it...
                        Last edited by Moyako; 04-13-2012, 09:17 AM.

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                        • Nice, way to insult all the brave people who are over there trying their best by implying they are all the same like that jack@ss in the picture

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                          • I think jack@ss is somewhat of a misnomer considering that guy is a lunatic massmurderer. But yeah, I get your point about the generalisation.

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                            • Originally posted by =GG= Mr Moe View Post
                              Nice, way to insult all the brave people who are over there trying their best by implying they are all the same like that jack@ss in the picture
                              shhhhhh!

                              How can I annoy Ostmann if you point that out?

                              I'm just an innocent bystander throwing fuel to the fire
                              Last edited by Moyako; 04-13-2012, 10:35 AM.

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                              • Am I too late to bash the US military?
                                Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!
                                http://www.greatergoodgames.org

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