Idiot
6707 upvotes
256 comments
hjalmar111
1 week ago
Idiot
heliumneon
767
1 week ago

That dude died as he lived, wearing pantyhose on his head.

GimmeTheSlappo
200
1 week ago

And getting choked

ComprehendReading
104
1 week ago

Ooh that's hot

_CaesarAugustus_
52
1 week ago

Come again?

yoleveen
80
1 week ago

If you insist

BAC_1992
51
1 week ago

Outstanding move. 👍

PIPXIll
31
1 week ago

Wait, that's illegal.

ComprehendReading
28
1 week ago

Then I'll make it legal.

virus-Detected
21
1 week ago

The senate will decide your fate

Eehphotography
15
1 week ago

I am the senate!

Sir_Earl_Jeffries
5
1 week ago

I came here expecting singlets.. thoroughly disappointed

ComprehendReading
6
1 week ago

Sir Earl Jeffries, at least you came.

Trysmegistus
3
1 week ago

Ahh, Rosie. I love this boy!

jacksonst
4
1 week ago

That’s what she said

PerceptiveJackWorld
2
1 week ago
NeoALEB
1
1 week ago

Oh, look. He made a somewhat edgy comment.

PerceptiveJackWorld
6
1 week ago
Granimal-Boofluff
5
1 week ago

Laid with a chad

Again_Fine
2
1 week ago

By a man in uniform

On camera

For internet likes

cityboylost01
3
1 week ago

And now I must watch Raising Arizona. Thanks.

maschine01
480
1 week ago

Don't rob a store period. Marine or not!

NonnyNu
301
1 week ago

But it's way funner for us to watch if it's in front of a Marine.

WingedSandals66
44
1 week ago

funner

MarvinParanoAndroid
15
1 week ago

Could have been funnest.

oh_three_dum_dum
14
1 week ago

Everyone knows it’s “more funner”.

solidadvise
6
1 week ago

Funner’er

edmundhans22
3
1 week ago

'Führer'

Waybide
1
1 week ago

Cringeer

Waybide
1
1 week ago

Cringe

realspacecowboi
22
1 week ago

He gave him an ocular patdown before he charged at him lmao

NIRPL
12
1 week ago

Yes! I assessed the threat and initiated a technical take down

everythingiscausal
3
1 week ago

I wish I read this far down 10 minutes ago!

LifeTakesAmex
351
1 week ago

The cop was like "hey little buddy, wake up it's time to go to jail"

uniqueusername5001
85
1 week ago

I keep picturing the cop saying "wakey wakey eggs and bakey!"

skiffles
22
1 week ago

Wakey wakey hands off snakey

Erock482
5
1 week ago

no step

EmptyLettuce
3
1 week ago

Big mcthankies from mcspankies

Bilazaurus
5
1 week ago

"Mom, 5 minutes more, please"

_AlreadyTaken_
2
1 week ago

"Who's a sleepy boy!? You are!"

[deleted]
-5
1 week ago

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Fandorin
11
1 week ago

How? Did he stab himself during the takedown? Because the throw wasn't that hard and it didn't look like he hit his head. Is there an article?

Edit - found the article. The idiot robber was fine. https://cw33.com/2015/07/15/watch-mansfield-firefighter-former-marine-takes-down-armed-robber-midlothian/

FredFantastic
1
1 week ago

Wow, that's 15 min from my house. Not a bad area at all.

Boris_Godunov
6
1 week ago

No he didn’t, he wasn’t even unconscious. The guy held him down for 5 minutes until police arrived and actually calmly talked to the robber, who didn’t put up a struggle.

jetpilot2112
176
1 week ago

What you couldn't see from that angle was the Marine cleaning and gutting the corpse before the cops arrived.

stunt4949
60
1 week ago

...with a spoon.

ComprehendReading
55
1 week ago

MRE plastic spoon

RandomRedditReader
7
1 week ago

Nice

The1dookin
7
1 week ago

Don’t forget to chew the gum.

ComprehendReading
1
1 week ago

Tobasco gum is a life saver.

MrTacoMan
2
1 week ago

Mix the instant coffee with your Copenhagen

Awkward_Dog
14
1 week ago

Why a spoon, cousin?

Nigiri28
23
1 week ago

Because it’s DULL you twit. It’ll hurt more!

wilhelm_dafoe
7
1 week ago

It's a shame I've never found a way to work this quote into my daily life.

Mahaloth
3
1 week ago

Oh, my wife and I quote that all the time. Any time spoons are mentioned we say, "Why a spoon? 'Cause it'll hurt more!"

HavokSan
4
1 week ago

Holy fuck. My people. I quote this weekly.

k2da0
2
1 week ago

Daily

someguyfromSFl
1
1 week ago

Thank you, it has been way too long since I heard this one lol.

Well done.

Nigiri28
2
1 week ago

Happy to help. 😊

oh_three_dum_dum
1
1 week ago

That’s what they say, but it’s actually because in the Marine Corps we find the most inefficient way to do everything as a rule.

Tumblr_PrivilegeMAN
1
1 week ago

Is there an efficient way to eat crayons?

gettheplow
1
1 week ago

That's my wife, crone!

Awkward_Dog
1
1 week ago

I am SO glad someone responded this!

Nigiri28
1
1 week ago

I had to. You set me up so well!

PerryRubay4
5
1 week ago

Cause a devil dawg always has his traveling spoon.

der_innkeeper
2
1 week ago

It's his thumb.

Dr_Pockets_MD
3
1 week ago

🏅Take my poor man's gold

greenSixx
0
1 week ago

Cleaning and gutting is work.

You do that to prepare food.

Marines don't eat people.

bobthecookie
1
1 week ago

Are you sure?

ashbash_247
100
1 week ago

I wish I could upvote this more than once

Molinero96
9
1 week ago

just downvote it first. and then upvote it. it will count as 3 upvotes!

_AlreadyTaken_
2
1 week ago

I'm up to 100 cycles....IT'S GONNA BLOW

Molinero96
2
1 week ago

dude stop your gon brek rEddDiT!

ExpertEraser
-89
1 week ago

Never rob a store in front of a marine, he might want to suck your dick.

ThatDamnCanadianGuy
52
1 week ago

Found the coastie.

ExpertEraser
-63
1 week ago

I live in the south whip

maschine01
23
1 week ago

R/woosh.

BigStick83
11
1 week ago

Yup.

[deleted]
-8
1 week ago

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AlbinoPotato1
2
1 week ago

Wrong comment bud

Setekh79
2
1 week ago

Explains a lot, honestly.

DJ_Molten_Lava
94
1 week ago

Marine or not that's a big dude and the robber guy was not a big dude.

marypoppinit
31
1 week ago

And he didn't even attempt to control the room. Like he just lets the dude completsly out of his sight. He could've pulled a weapon or called the cops. It's like Robbery 101.

BuffaloPilot
13
1 week ago

Totally! Like wtf? Hes so big and he turns his back on him.

_AlreadyTaken_
3
1 week ago

We need to train our young robbers better

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

yea but a lot of people dont really know how to handle these situations.

Chebang1984
2
1 week ago

I’m SNIFFING A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

macreuson
1
1 week ago

A ripped Marine with a camo hat. You don't mess with that.

SpanishRobocop
93
1 week ago

He thought he was so tough giving that dude in the camo hat a push aside.

mago47
41
1 week ago

Well it would be impossible to see the hat so

theofficialdylpickle
7
1 week ago

What hat?

Kryptosis
66
1 week ago

Lmao imagine thinking that ripped dude with the camo hat is just gonna cower and let you rob the store. Could tell he's military from 200m away

wenchslapper
19
1 week ago

How? Because he’s ripped or because he’s wearing a camo hat? Because I’m pretty sure neither of those things are exclusive to being in the military.

Azhaius
23
1 week ago

Also him being military is benign relative to him simply having at least double the muscle mass.

Edit: Also the only reason any of us are mentioning military is because the title called him a marine. Do we even know if he actually is/was a marine? Could just as easily be a beefy civilian.

Uniquelusername44
14
1 week ago

I got out of the Corps in 2011 and I cannot tell if this dude's a Marine or not. I mean it's a pretty fool proof way of a big guy bringing that little dude down but hell he didn't even have to fall to the ground! They teach us blood chokes in boot camp and we practice those and other holds for hours and if you go any higher than a tan belt ninja they teach you a load of other shit so idk, could just be a big dude with big balls in a camo hat.

LukeLooking
3
1 week ago

UFC fan?

SunkissedMalice
4
1 week ago

Fool proof or not.. I'd say that was the best move anyone could have made. He was still in the process of assessing the situation when he sees buddy reaching in his front pocket.. and WhAM! NOt tODay SaTAN! without hesitation he wraps his arms around the would-be robber and pins his arms down.. effectively rendering him useless.

He was instantly penguinized! Lol.. glorious..

Kryptosis
2
1 week ago

Maybe it's easier for people on the outside to recognize people who have lived in a bootcamp and done PT for years. Call me Sherlock Holmes but I'd call it a safe guess.

Goldenclaw112
3
1 week ago

According to this video, he served in Iraq from 2005-2006.

sonny_flatts
3
1 week ago

This is really true. If you’re not a flabby sack of crap and you can form coherent sentences, people in my area assume you’re either a pastor or a veteran.

Diiiiirty
5
1 week ago

I feel like guys that have experience in combat would be more willing to put themselves in harm's way to stop an armed robber though. You can't really dismiss the military vibe because I feel like that's an important consideration regardless of whether he's twice the guy's size or half the guy's size. It's a combination of both size and the vibe he's giving off.

Is this guy going to try to stop me? Looks like ex military, so yeah, probably. Can I take him if he manages to get my weapon away from me? He's twice my size and kinda beefy so no, probably not. Okay, better go somewhere else to steal my meth money.

But then again, I can't imagine that a dude that decided to rob a convenient store and completely disregard and turn his back on the intimidating looking military guy is doing much deductive reasoning before acting.

Achertontus
2
1 week ago

Beginner robbers never calculate the customers into their plan ;)

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

everybody be cool this is a robbery!

LongboardLiam
3
1 week ago

Any of you fucking pricks move, and I'll execute every motherfucking last one uv ya!

weliveintheshade
2
1 week ago

Be cool hunny bunny

SunkissedMalice
2
1 week ago

I love me a beefy civilian.. mmhmm

HexaBinecimal
5
1 week ago

Actually I thought the guy was a fireman last time this was posted.

Or maybe he’s both? He’s obviously not on active duty in this video.

Anyway, great video regardless of whatever he does for a living

Goldenclaw112
3
1 week ago

According to this video, he's both a firefighter and a former marine, serving in Iraq from 2005-2006.

[deleted]
0
1 week ago

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wenchslapper
1
1 week ago

Shit, I guess half the rednecks in my town are military then.

You’re profiling, mate, and profiling has been proven to be a faulty way of finding truth.

Kryptosis
-3
1 week ago

Because trained individuals move and stand a certain way. I think you guys under estimate exactly how much training goes into standing at attention.

wenchslapper
2
1 week ago

Lol no. Take that mall-ninja assessment elsewhere.

Kryptosis
-2
1 week ago

Ha. You're wrong.

_AlreadyTaken_
1
1 week ago

I thought it was Larry the Cable guy

Compendyum
56
1 week ago

Cop: "Good morning princess, rise and shine!"

jayjayrodrod
25
1 week ago

He got choked and raped.

Versinde
16
1 week ago

“Re-educated”.

tabarra
3
1 week ago

Guantanamo-style

GonadGravy
1
1 week ago

Hope he likes cockmeat sandwich

Ruski_FL
2
1 week ago

Yeah he did a little thrust move there

Diiiiirty
23
1 week ago

Looks like the robber got knocked out when his head hit the ground

Occamslaser
4
1 week ago

Stabbed himself maybe

Diiiiirty
4
1 week ago

Doesn't look like he had time to pull his weapon out. Not sure though.

StClevesburg
2
1 week ago

Looks like camo hat guy saw him attempt to draw a weapon and stopped him before he could. He takes down the would-be-thief the second he put his hand in his pocket.

FlacidCunt
2
1 week ago

Looks like he was pulling out a bag though. Did he even have a weapon?

GonadGravy
2
1 week ago

Yes, the marine took the knife out of his pocket and tossed it after the takedown.

ThatsMrBuckaroo
2
1 week ago

I may not be much Mr Finch, but I’m still Sheriff of Macom County and Bob Eule fell on his knife

greenSixx
1
1 week ago

I think the choke hold did it.

___Galaxy
19
1 week ago

Let's just take a moment to appreciate just how stupid that guy actually is. You can see how muscular the guy is, he just standed there having him in the back without paying no eye contact, the guy can do anything and the robber just can't fight. Jesus this was bound to happen even if he guy wasn't a marine...

ragsnbones
7
1 week ago

He’s either terminally stupid, or a desperate junkie.

discomuffin
4
1 week ago

A desperately stupid terminal junkie?

mirandawillowe
15
1 week ago

All I here is Dwight saying “idiot”

PryingAsp
11
1 week ago

This was actually an off duty firefighter, you can watch the news video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Gd0VfEG92LQ

jeffp007
3
1 week ago

And a Marine per the video.

ifyoureallyneedtoo
9
1 week ago

Times have gotten hard for Matt, since daredevil has been cancelled

WarMachine09
3
1 week ago

That was the first thing I thought of when he entered the frame.

eastbaykennyg
5
1 week ago
  • Clears a path
  • Assess the threat
  • Quickly decides a course of action
  • Executes take down
  • Removes mask
  • Disarms
  • Holds until police arrive

This man is very well trained.

MrTacoMan
4
1 week ago

Yea. I’m sure they teach removing masks and holding people til the police arrive at Paris island

LongboardLiam
0
1 week ago

No, but they do teach attention to detail and thinking. He understands that if the little shit did make a run or something, he'd be able to ID him. Holding him for the cops is just a smart move.

sayhay
5
1 week ago

So many boots in the comments lmao

Wyld_Baer
5
1 week ago

I think it’s funny that he backed up then looked the guy up and down and was like, “oh, wait, this guys being an asshole, I gotta fuck him up!”

obzelite2point0
5
1 week ago

That was training. Access. Identify threat. Neutralize threat.

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

optic pat down

greenSixx
-5
1 week ago

Assess, moron.

And he was looking for weapons.

disconcertinglymoist
4
1 week ago

Looks like he was checking for weapons before laying hands on the guy

rh71el2
5
1 week ago

Don't rob a store and turn your back on someone bigger than you.

shiven2501
4
1 week ago

If that Marine is from Maine you're really Faaacked!!

firebat707
4
1 week ago

"Hey you massive and imposing individual, get out of my way and stand in my blind spot as rob this store"-dumbest criminal ever

Yawheyy
5
1 week ago

I like how the cop gently tapped his shoulder

Hknkn
3
1 week ago
Tunguksa
1
1 week ago

To rob a store in front of a fucking M1 Abrams

jlock1703
2
1 week ago

Idiot

alleycat2-14
2
1 week ago

That marine was very respectful at first. He let the dude go in front. Maybe he was in a big hurry. Then reality and training kicked in and ass got kicked.

Scottyjscizzle
2
1 week ago

Shit Marine or not don't Rob a store in front of a dude who clearly can take you.

reddit12001
2
1 week ago

I feel that the man is dead. The cop had to tap him to check his life

Achertontus
2
1 week ago

Gonna tackle it. Is he really a marine? Got his first grab really wrong, as if he didnt know what to do with his right arm. Later when holding him down, he is holding the suspects arms down in front of him while sitting on him, seems very tiring and not effective at all. Those techniques are really basic and trained over and over again.

Tumblr_PrivilegeMAN
0
1 week ago

Watch the video, he is a Marine who served a combat tour in Iraq.

Achertontus
1
1 week ago

How exactly would one see that? Sure he vetted the guy, but after that its just amateuristic at best.

Meraji
2
1 week ago

I love that you can clearly see every thought the guy had:

  • Oh I'm sorry, let me get out of your way.

  • Oh shit, this is a robbery, better play it safe.

  • Wait, that's all you have?

  • Yeah, I'm gonna just end this right now little guy.

Props to the guy for his courage and his clear thinking.

landhoe2
2
1 week ago

I want the audio so i can hear the mad shit hes talking to him after that tackle

TheyTheirsThem
2
1 week ago

Squeal like pig, boy, I say, squeal like a pig. Apologies to Foghorn J Leghorn and Deliverance.

Jumped_theLeftShark
2
1 week ago

I admire the marine's bravery but regardless of how much training he had, if that guy had a gun, he was taking a huge risk, and the store clerk's life would have been in danger.

WCR_Empress
2
1 week ago

Holy shit you fucking killed him dude! Lol

namenumberdate
2
1 week ago

What was that move he used to bring the robber down? Like a hug of death.

bordemsetin
1
1 week ago

That man just took down Daredevil

InsertCoinForCredit
3
1 week ago

Daredevil? Looked like Dumbdevil to me.

SARS7691
1
1 week ago

Wouldn't be the first Marine to put whooping on Daredevil

Indiana_MF_Jones
1
1 week ago

That suplex was legit

madhattergm
1
1 week ago

A cop might have shot him in the back 5 or 6 times so he should consder himself lucky.

MarlinsBB
1
1 week ago

I love how quickly he assesses the situation and reacts.

mbbarbour
1
1 week ago

How about, don’t rob anything in front of a guy that big and wearing a camp hat.

Mahaloth
1
1 week ago

Any updates on the robber?

OprahOprah
1
1 week ago

The Marines enlisted ranks are like 80% that skinny kid, with poor social skills and bad grades that didn't have a lot of options after High School.

Huntracony
1
1 week ago

I love the deliberation. He knows he's got time and he takes it.

archangelzero2222
1
1 week ago

Sempi fudge

averagejoeag
1
1 week ago

Son, you got a panty on your head.

APaleDudeNamedKen
1
1 week ago

Shrimpy really shoved big homie out of the way like he was on one. Gtfo

AtheanaRose
1
1 week ago

Suddenly I feel a crime spree coming on😁

Blizzy_the_Pleb
1
1 week ago

Why is Matt Murdock robbing a store?

CopaceticAesthete
1
1 week ago

Son, you got a panty on your head.

youmustbeabug
1
1 week ago

You’re disre- you’re disrespecting a future US army soldier.

Tunguksa
1
1 week ago

*retires

youmustbeabug
1
1 week ago

Lol, I was referencing a vine!!

ragsnbones
1
1 week ago

Love that little ocular patdown he did.

Also, does anyone know any details about this? Was the robber stupid, or just a desperate junkie?

Tunguksa
1
1 week ago

Both, 25% Desperate, and 75% Stratospherically dumb

Namornow
1
1 week ago

Looks like he was out as soon as he hit the floor

Hi_Im_Ken_Adams
1
1 week ago

He looks like Zorro’s lesser known brother, Skippy Zorro.

Gabe_Newell_pornhub
1
1 week ago

That marine yeeted on his very existence

whataboosh
1
1 week ago

Idiot turned his back on a guy bigger than him? Worlds smartest right here

monkeynards
1
1 week ago

Don’t lazily shove someone out of the way when robbing a store. Let alone a large man that you completely turn your back to

nizzledizzlefizzle
1
1 week ago

Kind of something to learn how the marine stepped back, calmly assessed the situation and took the right course of action

wendyyshihh123
1
1 week ago

What a hug

DestroyTheHuman
1
1 week ago

Man got YOINKED !!

another_one_bites459
1
1 week ago

Never Rob a store.

They never have enough cash to make it worth the jail time

jubei23
1
1 week ago

I like how the cop comes over to comfort the perp after being so embarrassingly owned by the marine

qwasd0r
1
1 week ago

Out cold lol

T4O2M0
1
1 week ago

Honestly if I had the chance to take down a theif I'd let them go, they are probably only resorting to that because they got fucked by the system, and I'm not putting them back in.

cowpool20
1
1 week ago

Holy shit he was out before he even hit the floor.

minderwiesen
1
1 week ago

Even the cop pats him on the back to console him from a USMC whoopin'.

Picture_Thiz
1
1 week ago

Bearhug!

_AlreadyTaken_
1
1 week ago

I only rob stores in front of Army, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard guys

Tunguksa
1
1 week ago

Mainly in front of the Navy SEALS

tyagi_devansh
1
1 week ago

Nice title.

glisters
1
1 week ago

I'm always impressed by these videos where the person tackling the criminal is police or military, simply because they're so calm and sensible. He doesn't panic, he just backs off immediately and then stands out of the robber's line of sight but close enough to engage him. Before he does anything he checks the robber out, looking for weapons, seeing what he's dealing with before committing himself. As soon as he gets control he takes the weapon and puts it out of reach.

Restraining someone like this is actually pretty dangerous (for them), because there is a real risk of positional asphyxia. However, stupid games = stupid prizes and when you decide to rob a store with a knife(?) then you've got to accept that someone might sit on you until the police get there - I certainly wouldn't be letting them up to stretch their legs!

1cutepup
1
1 week ago

Quick, efficient takedown. That was cool to watch.

J-Cinnamon
1
1 week ago

Choke me Daddy 2: Electric Boogaloo.

chiethu
1
1 week ago

But you're not saying to not Rob a store at all.

JADO3
1
1 week ago

More like "don't push someone who's bigger than you behind you while robbing a store"

hit-or_miss
1
1 week ago

WATCH OUT WATCH OUT WATCH OUT OOHHHHH

RockytheRedditor
1
1 week ago

Did the robber die or just passed out?

LEgGOdt1
1
1 week ago

Black out.

SuperDolph
1
1 week ago

The man the myth the legend!

theofficialdylpickle
1
1 week ago

This is why you never turn your back on anyone

LewSchiller
1
1 week ago

.

Speech500
1
1 week ago

I’m guessing one of the American marines judging by his... padding.

aal04
1
1 week ago

I like how the Marine was just surveying the perp for about 23 minutes. making sure he had everything under control before he went HAM on him.

epomeroy
1
1 week ago

I guess Daredevil isn't that tough after all.

Mr_Man_dude
1
1 week ago

He didn't mind getting pushed, but try harming someone else? You will get merked

BaldiDog
-1
1 week ago

Not fake at all

MrTacoMan
2
1 week ago

I mean it isn’t so not sure what your point is

Innomen
-1
1 week ago

Nothing like a trained killer wrecking a mentally ill and or impoverished child to make everyone feel vicariously badass.

TheyTheirsThem
1
1 week ago

Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. John Wayne.

GoodEdit
-11
1 week ago

How do we know he was a marine? Because he was wearing a camo hat? This seems like right-wing pro military bullshit to me.

GoodEdit
1
1 week ago

Oh, well than hes a true American hero

hashtagpow
-5
1 week ago

I completely agree that facts are right wing pro military bullshit. There's no room for facts in our society.

AllAboutMeMedia
-12
1 week ago

This is what every gun carrying fat incel trump supporter thinks of when they see a colored person in front of them in line.

donaquill
2
1 week ago

username checks out

AllAboutMeMedia
1
1 week ago

👌

[deleted]
-22
1 week ago

[deleted]

macbathie
12
1 week ago

Is glorifying people who have the skill and courage required to disarm a life threatening situation OK? Go crawl back under the rock you came from.

[deleted]
-6
1 week ago

[deleted]

imnotmrrobot
0
1 week ago

Even if you're not they'll slap it on the video anyways.

AbstractTherapy
8
1 week ago

Go back to your basement selfies with your black mask those glorious government people died for you to have.

CynicalCaviar
-2
1 week ago

Not really sure where you are getting the impression that marines are dying to protect people's liberties, they work a job where they kill people for money and that's not even that common. It's been a long time since your army was necessary but it's spending still dwarfs all of your social spending.

AbstractTherapy
5
1 week ago

Can't connect the two? Head buried in communism?

CynicalCaviar
-6
1 week ago

No I'm a capitalist but we have nukes as a deterrent so your point isn't relevant.

AbstractTherapy
5
1 week ago

Lol. Ok toughguy

CynicalCaviar
-3
1 week ago

I should have guessed you're an idiot, you're the type of guy that marries his sister.

EDIT: Check his comments for a better understanding of what I'm talking about, dudes fucked up.

GoodEdit
-4
1 week ago

You seem to be the one that cant connect the two. Head buried in facism?

AbstractTherapy
4
1 week ago

You do know the difference between communism, socialism, capitalism, fascism, and libertarianism, or are you just playing insert a word? The strongest military on earth is the deterrent. But whatever, keep being all edgy and counter intuitive.

Lurking_Apple
-3
1 week ago

You do know the difference between communism, socialism, capitalism, fascism, and libertarianism, or are you just playing insert a word? Whatever, keep being all edgy and counter intuitive.

GoodEdit
-3
1 week ago

Do you? Or are you just spouting right wing 1950s nonsense like calling people a communist in 2019?

BigStick83
4
1 week ago

Isn't there an intersection somewhere in Portland or Seattle that you should be blocking?

GoodEdit
1
1 week ago

Isn’t there a Trump rally in a shit stain town no one has heard of that you should be at?

BigStick83
2
1 week ago

Yeah, that sounds like a Trump rally. 🙄 Try harder.

GoodEdit
1
1 week ago

It does sound like a Trump rally.

averagejoeag
2
1 week ago

The military is the largest employer in the country. Reducing military spending would put tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people in unemployment and increase the need for social spending.

CynicalCaviar
1
1 week ago

I'm sure the 700 billion being spent could cover it, you are also not taking into account the increased spending on social/heathcare programs creating new jobs and the increased availability of education creating new opportunities for business.

averagejoeag
1
1 week ago

A significant portion of that 700 billion also goes to DoD contractors, and we aren't just talking about building missiles and tanks. It is spent on private industry developing world changing products we use in the consumer world, as well.

Spending that 700 billion on social programs would never be able to create as many jobs, educate as many people, or create as much opportunity as the military industrial complex does. Does it have flaws? Sure, but so do a lot of social programs we dump a bunch of money into.

Also, a large portion of that money is spent on the 800+ bases we have in foreign countries. That's not for world domination, but to bring stability, build hospitals and schools, and other humanitarian efforts. On top of that, we spend a significant portion on the Navy protecting trade routes around the world. Something no other country does outside of their own waters.

CynicalCaviar
1
1 week ago

I'm not saying there is no need for the military but things need to be put in perspective, the world doesn't need America to protect it.

A significant portion of that 700 billion also goes to DoD contractors, and we aren't just talking about building missiles and tanks. It is spent on private industry developing world changing products we use in the consumer world, as well.

The technology must have military benefits or it doesn't receive funding so let's not pretend that it's some humanitarian effort, you are talking about a side effect and not the actual goal.

Spending that 700 billion on social programs would never be able to create as many jobs, educate as many people, or create as much opportunity as the military industrial complex does. Does it have flaws? Sure, but so do a lot of social programs we dump a bunch of money into.

That's pure speculation and honestly I think you could be wrong, have you any idea how much money was spent building infrastructure in war torn countries. There is corruption in much of the military spending and even black budget projects taking obscene amount of money, the one trillion that went missing around 9/11 comes to mind. There are many avenues that could benefit from increased spending including infrastructure, healthcare and research.

Also, a large portion of that money is spent on the 800+ bases we have in foreign countries. That's not for world domination, but to bring stability, build hospitals and schools, and other humanitarian efforts. On top of that, we spend a significant portion on the Navy protecting trade routes around the world. Something no other country does outside of their own waters.

Let's be real here, you protect the waters because you have serious warships, you can make revenue and gain combat experience protecting trade routes. The bases are in strategic locations that will serve a purpose in the case of war so no it's not for "stability" although I'm sure it creates increased opportunity for good relations among the beneficiaries of the funds.

I appreciate you trying to put a humanitarian spin on your military but lets be honest it's naive, it has a very specific purpose and any side benefit is just good business sense.

JamesPerrenoud
-20
1 week ago

So obviously fake. No one robbing a store pushes away someone in line. Oh, and magically a cop appears out of nowhere.

unseenforehead
10
1 week ago

Fake or not, the video cuts before the cop walks in, so obviously time passed...

oldspicehorse
1
1 week ago

I'm genuinely curious to know what happened in that gap, the marine and the robber have both moved and are facing a different direction which makes me think there could have been a scuffle that we're not seeing perhaps?

Boris_Godunov
1
1 week ago

According to the news report, he held the robber down the entire time and calmly talked to him. Said the robber (who is 19) didn’t put up a struggle.

hashtagpow
2
1 week ago

MAGICALLY OUT OF NO WHERE! Definitely not through the door of the store after they got a report of a robbery.

Boris_Godunov
2
1 week ago

It was on the news. And there is an obvious cut to when the cop arrived, which was 5 minutes later.