This is so touching (a non sexual kind of touching)

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    Jun 26, 2012 7:25 AM GMT
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    ^ Most of the peoples reaction to this are just amazing, especially coming from Texas.


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    Jun 26, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    Yeah, I got a bit teary.. good post.
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    the military dude is hot!
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    It goes to show you that Texas isn't as hateful as everyone makes it out to be. Most Texans do not agree with the life-choice but they will stand up for families. I'm not surprised they were more into it than people from NY.
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    the actress in the first video brought tears to my eyes ...T__T excellent video man ..
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:56 PM GMT
    Nice video, thanks for sharing.
  • Kathleen1

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    Jun 26, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing.www.50centsloseweight.com
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    Jun 26, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    That high 5 was for the food. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    Wait! This isn't sexual touching? Well, now I've lost all interest...
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    Post of the day. Heart-warming.
  • Karl

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    Jun 26, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    thank you for sharing this.
    I almost cried with the first video ...
    Now continue watching the second vid.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 26, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    WHAT DO YOU MEAN NON-SEXUAL??!?!??

    Ughhh..

    *Storms out*
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 26, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    that 2nd one brought a tear to my eye .... thanks for sharing
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    I just want to give them a hug
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    THESE I will pass around.

    AWESOME!!
  • Splendidus_1

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    Jun 26, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Thank you so much for sharing!
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    The entire premise of the second video kind of pissed me off. Even straight soldiers are supposed to avoid public displays of affection while in uniform- save for a hug or a kiss on base/ at the airport with a significant other when returning from a deployment. The fact that two actors would show a flagrant disregard for acceptable behavior while wearing a uniform (or in their case, a costume) is in itself, highly disrespectful to those of us who actually wear one. It is even worse that they do so while for personal profit through TV ratings. In short, the entire video was complete bullshit.
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    I'm not offering validation for your argument, but I absolutely understand where you are coming from.


    volsfan315 saidThe entire premise of the second video kind of pissed me off. Even straight soldiers are supposed to avoid public displays of affection while in uniform- save for a hug or a kiss on base/ at the airport with a significant other when returning from a deployment. The fact that two actors would show a flagrant disregard for acceptable behavior while wearing a uniform (or in their case, a costume) is in itself, highly disrespectful to those of us who actually wear one. It is even worse that they do so while for personal profit through TV ratings. In short, the entire video was complete bullshit.

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    Jun 27, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    Watched the first video. It was nice to see, although we only saw 3 or 4 of the best out of 50.

    I love trials like that, they cause beautiful hidden inner qualities to burst out and impress everyone. No one would know that those people possessed that kind of bravery and social responsibility just by engaging in small talk with them.

    I think it's not the greatest test to compare the small texas town to a NY metropolis. It's muddying up the results with differences in feelings of community between a small town and a cold, hard city.
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    loved it. thanks.
  • Freakout0932

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    Jun 27, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    I cried when the guy gave them that letter! Very touching, thank you for that icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    volsfan315 saidThe entire premise of the second video kind of pissed me off. Even straight soldiers are supposed to avoid public displays of affection while in uniform- save for a hug or a kiss on base/ at the airport with a significant other when returning from a deployment. The fact that two actors would show a flagrant disregard for acceptable behavior while wearing a uniform (or in their case, a costume) is in itself, highly disrespectful to those of us who actually wear one. It is even worse that they do so while for personal profit through TV ratings. In short, the entire video was complete bullshit.
    C'mon......... you aren't gonna tell me otherwise that even though PDA's in Uniform are for the most part forbidden by all services, NEVER are they enforced. And that goes all the way to the top Generals............icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    volsfan315 saidThe entire premise of the second video kind of pissed me off. Even straight soldiers are supposed to avoid public displays of affection while in uniform- save for a hug or a kiss on base/ at the airport with a significant other when returning from a deployment. The fact that two actors would show a flagrant disregard for acceptable behavior while wearing a uniform (or in their case, a costume) is in itself, highly disrespectful to those of us who actually wear one. It is even worse that they do so while for personal profit through TV ratings. In short, the entire video was complete bullshit.


    I have to agree with you, lets not forget that this "show/performance' was all made with commercial gain in mind and therefore cannot and never will be a true altruistic version of events in the real world. Its a paid example, an infomercial if you will.
    While the premise seems to be reasonable, the fact that its all a set up and disrespects your country's military uniform, gets the emotions running either on the pro gay in the military side or the hate from haters, to take it at face value is rather naive.
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    volsfan315 saidThe entire premise of the second video kind of pissed me off. Even straight soldiers are supposed to avoid public displays of affection while in uniform- save for a hug or a kiss on base/ at the airport with a significant other when returning from a deployment. The fact that two actors would show a flagrant disregard for acceptable behavior while wearing a uniform (or in their case, a costume) is in itself, highly disrespectful to those of us who actually wear one. It is even worse that they do so while for personal profit through TV ratings. In short, the entire video was complete bullshit.


    That's an interesting take on this that I wouldn't have known to considered. But also I think most civilians wouldn't be aware of that so then even if you are technically correct, the experiment might be still somewhat valid by the context of general knowledge, or ignorance, whichever may be. Certainly that code of conduct did not seem to influence how the elder vet perceived injustice.

    http://baseguide.com/blogs/Dos-and-Donts-While-In-Uniform
    "Don’t:
    Show public displays of affection, except at homecomings and goodbyes. This includes kissing and holding hands.
    "
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    I don't normally go for quotes, but that was a good one. Especially for people here.

    "In the end, we remember not the words of our enemies,but the silence of our friends."