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Absinthe Anecdote
12-06-2014, 01:55 PM
I'm sure this fatass is regretting going to the mall in uniform with his fake CIB and Ranger scroll.

The guy who called him out let him have it, and a segment of this video has been running on CNN and Fox every hour this morning.


http://youtu.be/wSHgREUQz_g

garhkal
12-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Why is it (or so it seems to me) that humiliating people like this is ok, but "naming and shaming" of actual criminals to a lot of people is seen as wrong?

Stalwart
12-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Why is it (or so it seems to me) that humiliating people like this is ok, but "naming and shaming" of actual criminals to a lot of people is seen as wrong?

I would guess that most people who think "naming and shaming" of actual criminals is wrong don't think something like a guy claiming to be a Ranger, SeAL, Medal of Honor recipient etc. is a big deal either.

Absinthe Anecdote
12-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Why is it (or so it seems to me) that humiliating people like this is ok, but "naming and shaming" of actual criminals to a lot of people is seen as wrong?

I say he humiliated and shamed himself.

He also went to extraordinary measures to do it, he had to go out and purchase those patches, put on the uniform on Black Friday and go shopping.

He might have been in the military briefly at some point, but I'm thinking he isn't now. So he probably had to acquire the entire uniform.

I don't feel sorry for him at all, and I would go easier on a criminal that has been to jail, at least they have paid a price.

giggawatt
12-07-2014, 09:44 AM
This is not his first offense either. He did something similar back in 2003. I think it was a cop that time. This time he got fired from his job and is getting regular phone calls and even death threats.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Absinthe Anecdote
12-07-2014, 11:10 AM
http://youtu.be/UVOWQOaa89g


http://youtu.be/BWrYrLDbmhc

I like the way these Marines handle this guy, they keep him going until he is so deep in a hole.

Absinthe Anecdote
12-09-2014, 07:37 PM
A pretty good parody of I'm sexy and I know it.

It's stolen and I know it...


http://youtu.be/bCnzi6L_BsM

This guy has some great dance moves.

TJMAC77SP
12-09-2014, 08:31 PM
A pretty good parody of I'm sexy and I know it.

It's stolen and I know it...


http://youtu.be/bCnzi6L_BsM

This guy has some great dance moves.

Ranger Up has the best videos.

Absinthe Anecdote
12-09-2014, 11:32 PM
Ranger Up has the best videos.

Yeah, I was just checking out their YouTube channel, great stuff.

Rollyn01
12-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Just so you know, I hate each and everyone of you for making me watch that video. Now I have a subscription to their channel and "The Damn Few" is an addiction I won't be able to kick in the foreseeable future.

Rusty Jones
12-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Why is it (or so it seems to me) that humiliating people like this is ok, but "naming and shaming" of actual criminals to a lot of people is seen as wrong?

I'd say that this is about the same; at least to me. Some people need to be able to look down on others in order to sleep at night; I don't. When I'm on facebook and I see the local news channel post a mug shot, I can't help but shake my head at all of the comments.

I don't hate these people for their comments, but I can't help but think that when the media - or the courts, or politicians - throw people out there for us to look down on, that our attention is being diverted away from people who are doing even more damage in our society.

If I saw a faker, I'd probably ask one or two questions (just to confirm my suspicion) and then leave it alone. But to draw attention to him, much less make a video and put it on youtube? That's just not something I'd do.

To put this in perspective, I'm not knocking anyone who WOULD do it; I'm just saying I wouldn't.

Stalwart
12-13-2014, 04:42 PM
I'd say that this is about the same; at least to me. Some people need to be able to look down on others in order to sleep at night; I don't. When I'm on facebook and I see the local news channel post a mug shot, I can't help but shake my head at all of the comments.

I don't hate these people for their comments, but I can't help but think that when the media - or the courts, or politicians - throw people out there for us to look down on, that our attention is being diverted away from people who are doing even more damage in our society.

If I saw a faker, I'd probably ask one or two questions (just to confirm my suspicion) and then leave it alone. But to draw attention to him, much less make a video and put it on youtube? That's just not something I'd do.

To put this in perspective, I'm not knocking anyone who WOULD do it; I'm just saying I wouldn't.

It is unfortunate that some people go out of their way to 'ruin the lives' of some these Stolen Valor folks; many of them are just sad individuals. In some cases it does seem excessive.

In some cases, where you have people who have gotten material goods, money, jobs etc based on false claims I have no issue with letting the public know they have misrepresented their military service.

This guy ... Don Shipley ... is a retired Senior Chief SeAL runs a SeAL training program in Chesapeake VA makes a point of verifying queries about guys claiming to be a SeAL and outs guys who fake being a Navy SeAL. He has a YouTube Channel where he records his phone calls to them. Pretty intersting stuff ... sometimes funny, mostly sad.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Buds131

Rollyn01
12-14-2014, 01:49 PM
It is unfortunate that some people go out of their way to 'ruin the lives' of some these Stolen Valor folks; many of them are just sad individuals. In some cases it does seem excessive.

In some cases, where you have people who have gotten material goods, money, jobs etc based on false claims I have no issue with letting the public know they have misrepresented their military service.

This guy ... Don Shipley ... is a retired Senior Chief SeAL runs a SeAL training program in Chesapeake VA makes a point of verifying queries about guys claiming to be a SeAL and outs guys who fake being a Navy SeAL. He has a YouTube Channel where he records his phone calls to them. Pretty intersting stuff ... sometimes funny, mostly sad.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Buds131

That video of him and his wife hunting was fucking hilarious. "Ya gut shot him..." Priceless.

Rusty Jones
12-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Fake Marine in Army uniform: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/84397155/

I would personally leave this guy alone, as doing what the maker of the video did... I equate to making fun of retarded people. But this is funny nonetheless. This faker made no real attempt to assert himself like the subject of the video in OP did.

BURAWSKI
12-28-2014, 12:44 AM
Saw this clip on Yahoo this evening:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/12/26/Stolen-valor-Fake-solider-confronted-on-camera/2181419615804/

I have to agree that it is pathetic and many of these people are mentally disturbed/unbalanced. The problem is when these fakers use their deceit to get something. The guy in this video allegedly was able to get a discount on the coffee he bought at Starbuck's. That is messed up. I think it isn't just a case of these people faking; the problem is a lot of these people are truly stealing valor by using the uniform to obtain something for it. Shaming and identifying these people probably isn't such a bad idea because too much of it is happening and these people need to be put in check.

Rusty Jones
12-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Saw this clip on Yahoo this evening:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/12/26/Stolen-valor-Fake-solider-confronted-on-camera/2181419615804/

I have to agree that it is pathetic and many of these people are mentally disturbed/unbalanced. The problem is when these fakers use their deceit to get something. The guy in this video allegedly was able to get a discount on the coffee he bought at Starbuck's. That is messed up. I think it isn't just a case of these people faking; the problem is a lot of these people are truly stealing valor by using the uniform to obtain something for it. Shaming and identifying these people probably isn't such a bad idea because too much of it is happening and these people need to be put in check.

You just posted the same video I did.

I agree with what you said to some extent, but the reality of the situation is that just because he's wrong and you're right doesn't mean that you can't be the one coming out of the situation looking like the asshole. Thankfully, the guy who made the video that you and I posted didn't cross that line. He came pretty close to it, though. The guy who made the video in the OP, though? Yeah, he crossed that line.

Absinthe Anecdote
12-29-2014, 02:37 PM
You just posted the same video I did.

I agree with what you said to some extent, but the reality of the situation is that just because he's wrong and you're right doesn't mean that you can't be the one coming out of the situation looking like the asshole. Thankfully, the guy who made the video that you and I posted didn't cross that line. He came pretty close to it, though. The guy who made the video in the OP, though? Yeah, he crossed that line.

The guy in the OP did lose his temper, but I can understand it. I see scores of dudes panhandling and claiming to be veterans, and I never believe any of them because they all seem as plausible as this guy.


http://youtu.be/DKtjBqJ4NxA

Rusty Jones
03-31-2015, 03:02 PM
Here's a link to a video that I think crosses the line; i.e., someone who is in the right making themselves look like a bigger asshole than the person in the wrong. Seriously... who the hell is he to tell someone else to disrobe?


http://www.myfoxphilly.com/clip/11299122/watch-case-of-39stolen-valor39-veteran-says-so