dealssend free postcards to overseas u.s. military…

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What do I show gratitude for again?

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@anarchyvirus: No matter what your political leanings, you show gratitude and support for those who stand in harm's way.

I'm actually happy to see this show up. I'd been thinking earlier today that I missed the occasional side deal with Woot where it was for charity. This made me very happy to see when it was first posted, and I wasn't even quick enough to put in the first vote up.

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Gratitude that because some choose to serve, the United States does not have compulsory military service.

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@anarchyvirus: Don't take it out on the troops just because you don't agree with the war. They deserve your respect and if you can't give it, then get out of the country. I am tired of these people that have no respect for the soldiers. Grow up.

I will be sending a card for sure.

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I'm practically an isolationist, but I'm grateful that we have troops who are willing to serve overseas. Although politicians may abuse their power or get into wars for the wrong reasons, soldiers voluntarily put themselves in harms way for the sake of our country's interests and many innocent civilians who would otherwise have no protection from dictators and warlords. They epitomize the strength and resolve that makes America great.

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Well if the troops doing their jobs,protecting & serving us doesn't make you want 2 thank them, OK. That is your right as an American, just as it's my right to say if you don't like it you Can Move to another country!

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THANK YOU for posting this. Everyone out there needs to put aside any differences and realize that these troops are people just like you. Sometimes a kind word is all you need to get through the day. Take a minute and do something simple and kind.

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dear troops thank you for volunteering to kill stuff. @spunkgurgler thank you for your permission to move to another country but burning a canadian flag just doesnt equate.

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Besides, those little yellow ribbon magnets and silly post cards aren't really for the troops (but great PR for Xerox). They need body armor and less flag waving idiots back home egging the war hawks to push them further into some god damn region that is not worth anything except to Exxon.

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There are only 2 types of countries in europe

1) those who's asses we saved

2) those who's asses we kicked

I love my American Armed forces...I don't speak german, japanese, russian, chinese,korean,or any other language ONLY because of them. THANK YOU!!!

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I'll do this, especially because of the stupid anti-war rally at college this afternoon. I just hope none of the troops watched the news today, because the media loves to talk about anti-war rallies more than they love to talk about how the war is actually going.

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Please, all of you. Put the flag waving and arguing somewhere else, and move on. Either choose to send a post card, or don't, but enough with the politics and ugliness. Don't make me have to stop this car.

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I sent a postcard!! It's amazing the sacrifices our military personnel make to ensure the freedoms that we have! All you have to do is go to a fly-in for a squadron coming back from Iraq or somewhere else they have been for the last 6+ months. When they get off the plane and you see their faces when they spot their loved ones, or you see their loved one's when they spot the military member getting off the plane... it's a very humbling experience. I saw a man meet his baby daughter for the first time last week after coming home from Iraq. I didn't even know them and I wanted to cry (and thank him for serving our country, while missing such an important event in his life). They are brave and sacrificial and they deserve our gratitude!!

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if a soldier's life is so terrible that they need charity from random people on the internet they should unionize and negotiate for better working conditions

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This is a great idea. Remember a lot of these guys/girls are either young and often away from home for the first time Or with the Reserves/National Guard and never really thought they would be overseas on duty. They appreciate the thought. I have a good friend and co worker who just returned from active duty. Perhaps thinking about how they would feel getting the card is a better way to think about this.

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the very fact that most people would rather do anything than be a soldier in a combat zone is exactly why we should thank these young folks. I've often said that a leader should only be able to declare a war if he's fought in one - most military folks that I know are very reluctant to start a conflict, but they will fulfill their duty to fight once the decision has been made because that's what they do.

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We don't know each other, but I know what you do and the sacrifices you make to serve us, your country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God Bless you. And though it will not be the same as home, Merry Christmas. May God safely keep you.

Vickie

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great post, @wootvan! this shouldn't be about politics, it should be about people.

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Huh. Reading the comments made me not want to do this.

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@anarchyvirus:

I can only hope that you have a rather sick sense of humor and are not actually degrading our troops. Please don't confuse politics with the individuals and troops as a whole who are doing something that you are obviously not willing to do. I am glad that you and I are fortunate to live in a place/time where you can say/print such ungrateful and shameful things, but where is the real honor or pride in that?

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We are sending over 600 Christmas cards to 18 different Chaplains to hand out to our Service Men and Women serving our country around the world. I purchased the cards on 3 different Woots, a random selection of 5 styles of 15 cards each, bought 3 deals (15 boxes of 15 cards) each time. The cards are very nice quality. We will box them up and ship Flat Rate Priority Mail. Should arrive before Christmas!

My Pathfinder Club (like Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts together) will be writing notes in the cards this weekend, we are also including a group picture in each card. We hope to get them shipped by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Our little way to "Support Our Troops!"

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@akbopper: sorry couldn't make out what you were saying over the baa'ing of all these sheep.

try to think out side of the box, heck just start off thinking: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-stein24jan24,0,4137172.story

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Currently serving a tour in Iraq with Reserves. Never agreed with the policies that got us here but I am serving so other don't have to. My young daughters haven't seen their father in almost a year. A wife who had to endure without a husband. Show support to the Troops because not only the soldiers sacrifice but their families do too. We have a Thank You wall that we proudly post all the cards. It motivates us everyday and makes our sacrifices worth the effort for everyone back home. For those who don't appreciate it... I am sorry that you will never know what the young Soldiers face everyday so you can have your freedom.

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@michaelmary: Thank You for serving......as the daughter, grand daughter and great niece of vetrans...I thank you...as a Descedant of one who actually fought in the American Revolution....I thank you....

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@michaelmary : Thank you so much for your service.

My husband has just returned from his 2nd deployment to Iraq. I can never say in words the extent of the sacrifice he has made for his country and how deeply I respect all of our troops for those sacrifices.

Having those troops overseas affects so many more people than just the troops. Think of the wives and kids at home, wondering if their loved ones are safe. Think of the parents and friends who haven't seen them in months, often years.

I couldn't care less how you lean politically (neither my husband nor I ever agreed with the war in Iraq personally... but we support our country and each other) - these sacrifices should be recognized and appreciated.

I guess at the end of the day one should expect some to not understand or care, but it still hurts to hear it.

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Thanks to all Vets! This is a great way to get a short message of support out to the troops.

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This site needs to be re-wooted so it is near the top of the deals list! I'm glad it was NOT a RIP! It is easy to do and may make a differnce in a soldier's morale. Thanks for listing this!