@13soaringeagle I'm up for the scheduled debate but circumstances may (keyword: MAY) require a rescheduling. I should know for sure by tomorrow, Monday at the latest. Will that be an issue?
Update: Looks like we're good to go.
I changed my user handle FYI
@arkle are you coming?
@adamjadel *slaps forehead* 9 PM EASTERN. Dammit, I screwed up and thought it was 9 Pacific. I am so sorry. I'll head over to my Mom's right away (have to use her laptop for the H2Hs because they just will not work on this computer for some reason).
@arkle come quickly people are paying big money to watch us
@adamjadel I'm here and it should be working.
@yaz how long should I wait until @arkle forfeits?
@adamjadel Thank you so much for your patience BTW.
@adamjadel how come you were unable to enlist?
@stella I take maintence medication which is an automatic disqualifier for service
Oh JFC. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/24/trump-hiring-freeze-includes-veterans-affairs/96999464/Remember how Adam and I agreed about the problems with vets getting health care? President Rapey McTinyhands' administartion just made it worse. >:(
great debate, @adamjadel I side with you here. What the uniform stands for is enough to consider that person a hero. That person, regardless of his intention, has to make sacrifices in order to wear it.
@lisaopoku thank you! I had a lot of fun!
@adamjadel Heroic actions deserve the title of "hero", and I don't think simply enlisting should be considered a heroic action. It almost minimizes servicemen/women who act selflessly overseas to save their fellow soldiers.
@drsteve exactly. I know so many people who enlisted just to get their college tuition paid for (which is fine, just not heroic)
@patrickconan no matter the reason for enlisting, if they are a part of the military they have agreed to potentially die for their country, which in my opinion is pretty damn heroic and selfless.
@drsteve I think by enlisting in the US military, one is performing a heroic act. They are signing a blank check made payable to the US Government up to and including their lives. I agree, it is no where as heroic as landing on a grenade to save your fellow soldiers, but those who selflessly enlist in the military are setting the stage for great heroism. Civilians don't need to land on grenades to save people because we have American soldiers willing to do that for us.
@patrickconan from the definition I read in the beginning of the debate, the key word is selflessly serving. People who do it for the guts and glory don't go far in the military.
@adamjadel regardless if they go far or not, people still consider them heroes for enlisting.