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Thread: 5Cats&Us Address to the TRoops

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    Default 5Cats&Us Address to the TRoops

    (I received this in the North team's Capture the Flag Yahoo Groups listserve, and thought is was worth passing along...)

    (Adapted from Patton's Adress to his Troops) - with Battle Hymn of the
    Republic Humming in the background

    Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for
    his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for
    his country. Men, all this stuff you've heard about The North
    Geocachers not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war is a
    lot of horse dung. The North traditionally love to fight. All real
    Geocachers love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all
    admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big
    league ball players, the toughest boxers. North Geocachers love a
    winner and will not tolerate a loser. North Geocachers play to win,
    all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and
    laughed. That's why the North have never lost and will never lose a
    war. Because the very thought of losing is hateful to the north.

    Now an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps and fights as a team.
    This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The biggest bastards who
    wrote that stuff about individuality for the Forums don't know
    anything more about real battle than they do about Geocaching. Now, we
    have the finest food and equipment (to include flask's new GPS & car), the best spirit and the best men in the world. You know, my God, I actually
    pity those poor bastards we are going up against. My God, I do.
    We're not just going to beat the South, we're going to stomp them and
    use the remains to grease the treads of our "geo-vehicles".

    Now some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you'll
    chicken out under fire. Don't worry about it. I can assure you that
    you will all do your duty. The South are the enemy. Wade into them.
    When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was a
    soggy geocache, you'll know what to do.

    Now there's another thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get
    any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not
    holding on to anything. We'll let the South do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything except all the CTF Travel Bugs. We're going to hold them by the tags and we're going to get them to the Bonus.

    Now, there's one thing that you men will be able to say when you get
    back home and you may thank God for it. 30 years from now, when you're
    sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee and he
    asks you, "What did you do in the Great Capture The Flag Game of
    2005?" you won't have to say, "We'll, I shoveled gutters in Maine, New
    Hampshire and Vermont". All right now, you sons of mothers, you know
    how I feel. OH! I will be proud to walk with you wonderful guys into
    battle anytime, anywhere.

    That is all.

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    Cool What!!

    Somebody had just a wee bit to much caffine this morning don't you think?
    Happy Trails!
    Yeah it's a Jeep thing!


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    Exclamation In addition

    Let me add a "SHEESH" to that for you Bruce
    Happy Trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957
    Let me add a "SHEESH" to that for you Bruce
    Brad, I TOLD you that these people are SERIOUS about this contest! LOL!

    Last edited by WhereRWe?; 05-10-2005 at 07:31 PM.

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    Does anyone elese think that was a bit crazy. Patten addressed troops in a real war not a game.

    Bruce, kudos to you I would have flipped out...

    I'm not so sure that I want to participate in a game that is taken that seriously

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    Talking The good news is...

    That for now I got the North a crapload of points
    Happy Trails!
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    Default Clearly an activity for the male persuasion.......

    After reading the "Address to the Troops" I now feel much less pressure to get involved. There are only references to "you men" - "you boys" - "you guys" - "sons of mothers" and even a grandson. Whew - as a female, it looks like I need not worry about spending any of my time on this activity!
    ~ Beach Comber ~

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    Exclamation Not so BC

    As a matter of fact there are quite alot of active ladies playing the game as well. I've read a few profiles and many of the top posters are women. So there!
    Happy Trails!
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    Wink You know me - jusssssssssst kidding!

    I'm sure there are I was kidding! But maybe they hadn't seen the call to action before they joined in and didn't realize it was a "man's game" oops - there I go again - jusssssssst kidding! I am happy to participate should the chance arrive. It's just that since I have vowed not to talk about politics anymore, I figured I could move onto the women's libber thing - hehehehe - just kidding - I have sworn off public debates entirely - I'm just in it for fun and games now.
    Last edited by Beach Comber; 05-11-2005 at 09:28 AM.
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    Yeah Right!!!! Who are you trying to kid anyway?
    Just smile it won't crack your face

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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