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14 Dec 2012 12:15 PM   |   13613 clicks   |   Anchorage Daily News
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cretinbob    [TotalFark]  
What's his Fark handle?

14 Dec 2012 10:49 AM
dickfreckle     
Here's my beef - if you were in combat, you deserve a farking discount. If I owned my own place I'd be happy to give it to you. Hell, I'd probably take off 50% if there was something on your ID denoting combat.

If you worked at a desk in Germany, you're just another guy with a federal job. Do FBI or Secret Service agents get 15% knocked off their bill? No? Then STFU. You're not a "hero," man. Just some dude riding the pine on a GS salary.

14 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
Never post on Facebook if you've been drinking

14 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
Zarquon's Flat Tire     
Don't own the business? Shut up about policy.

14 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
CarnySaur     
He also noted other professionals, like police officers and fire fighters, don't receive similar discounts

He's got a point.

"I'm one of those people that rants and raves," he said. "Realizing the next morning what I'd said, I thought, 'Oh, crap.'"

Been there.

14 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Never post on Facebook

14 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
devildog123    [TotalFark]  
And it's really stupid to do it when you work for a restaurant that is in a town with 2 military bases forming 50% of their income. Fort Wainwright and Eielson AFB are a BIG part of the local economy. There was a lot of talk of service members boycotting Bostons when this came out. Never shiat where you eat.

14 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
WhippingBoy     
Facebook amuses me. I know a number of people who have seriously compromised their chances for success in their lives because they are so narcissistic that they assume everything they post are words of utmost "wisdom".

14 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
detroitdoesntsuckthatbad     
But he's right sooooo, where's the problem?

14 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
ThisIsntMe     
Can I Haz Jerb az "social media coordinator/" PLZ.

14 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
Molavian     
Dude, he posts here all the time.

14 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
jmr61     
You know I think facebook may actually providing a service after all. Weeding out the idiots who should be digging ditches instead of interacting with the public could be a good thing.

That said, facebook is a scourge on society and all who use it.

14 Dec 2012 12:22 PM
Zarquon's Flat Tire     

CarnySaur: He also noted other professionals, like police officers and fire fighters, don't receive similar discounts

He's got a point.

"I'm one of those people that rants and raves," he said. "Realizing the next morning what I'd said, I thought, 'Oh, crap.'"

Been there.


I've gotten the Fark email and thought, 'shiat, I posted in that thread? Uh oh'

14 Dec 2012 12:23 PM
WorkingInParadise     
FTA: "His Facebook account has since been deleted."

I call BS. No one can delete their Facebook account.

14 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Sounds like some pussy pizza guy who's girlfriends all leave him for strapping studly military types.
HAHAHAHAH
NEXT STOP, LOSERVILLE. EXPRESS LINE!!!

14 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
moothemagiccow     
The military worship in this country is out of hand

14 Dec 2012 12:25 PM
Teknowaffle    [TotalFark]  
Why do baby killers think they deserve a discount at various places for maiming and killing poor brown people?

14 Dec 2012 12:25 PM
Colin O'Scopy     

jmr61: You know I think facebook may actually providing a service after all. Weeding out the idiots who should be digging ditches instead of interacting with the public could be a good thing.

That said, facebook is a scourge on society and all who use it.


Translation: his only friends are cats.

14 Dec 2012 12:25 PM
moothemagiccow     

devildog123: And it's really stupid to do it when you work for a restaurant that is in a town with 2 military bases forming 50% of their income. Fort Wainwright and Eielson AFB are a BIG part of the local economy. There was a lot of talk of service members boycotting Bostons when this came out. Never shiat where you eat.


The discount or the rant?

14 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
wildcardjack     
serving our country and fighting for our freedom

This just feels like Orwellian newspeak. Serve and fight so much our "freedom" is penury.

14 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
Pincy     

dickfreckle: Here's my beef - if you were in combat, you deserve a farking discount.


Why?

14 Dec 2012 12:27 PM
devildog123    [TotalFark]  

ChipNASA: Sounds like some pussy pizza guy who's girlfriends boyfriendsall leave him for strapping studly military types.
HAHAHAHAH
NEXT STOP, LOSERVILLE. EXPRESS LINE!!!


I live in Fairbanks, and know some people who know this guy. He's gay.

Teknowaffle: Why do baby killers think they deserve a discount at various places for maiming and killing poor brown people?


Because the Boston's up here has a sign in the window that says "military get's a 10% discount on their bill" in the window. Most military people I know don't harass places about discounts, but if you have a sign up saying they'll save money, pretty much anyone will use it.

14 Dec 2012 12:28 PM
dopekitty74     

CarnySaur: He also noted other professionals, like police officers and fire fighters, don't receive similar discounts

He's got a point.

"I'm one of those people that rants and raves," he said. "Realizing the next morning what I'd said, I thought, 'Oh, crap.'"

Been there.


When i worked at KFC in canada, we would give a 10% discount for military if they asked for one and had ID proving they were in the forces.

Everybody says stupid things online sometimes. I do it fairly often myself, but was always careful not to bring the company i worked for into it.

A girl i know got fired for biatching on facebook about the state of the ladies room at the call center she worked for and how the women that worked there were dirty pigs.

/to be fair call center bathrooms are often pretty nasty

14 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
devildog123    [TotalFark]  

moothemagiccow: devildog123: And it's really stupid to do it when you work for a restaurant that is in a town with 2 military bases forming 50% of their income. Fort Wainwright and Eielson AFB are a BIG part of the local economy. There was a lot of talk of service members boycotting Bostons when this came out. Never shiat where you eat.

The discount or the rant?


The rant. The discount brings in more people. I know the guy who owns the 2 Papa Murphy's franchises up here. He has big signs advertising a 25% military discount. He started out at 15%, and then discovered that with the 25%, he did so much more business, he made up for the lower profit margin with volume.

14 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
Ant     

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Don't own the business? Shut up about policy.


He doesn't own the business or set policy? Why call for his resignation?

14 Dec 2012 12:31 PM
pute kisses like a man     

Zarquon's Flat Tire: CarnySaur: He also noted other professionals, like police officers and fire fighters, don't receive similar discounts

He's got a point.

"I'm one of those people that rants and raves," he said. "Realizing the next morning what I'd said, I thought, 'Oh, crap.'"

Been there.

I've gotten the Fark email and thought, 'shiat, I posted in that thread? Uh oh'


yeah, for some reason i always try to respond to something funny in a global warming thread, but then I realize i just posted in a global warming thread and I'm going to have to continually ignore hundreds of posts to keep my queue free from having a 131(+1414) or something in there. it's like people who have unread emails in their inbox. it's crazy!

14 Dec 2012 12:31 PM
LeroyBourne     
There's a nice way to propose the company saving some money, then there's this way.

14 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
roygbiv2     

dickfreckle: you worked at a desk in Germany, you're just another guy with a federal job. Do FBI or Secret Service agents get 15% knocked off their bill? No? Then STFU. You're not a "hero," man. Just some dude riding the pine on a GS salary.


Wow, dickfreckle ... I can't decide if you're a troll or just a moron.

This may be the stupidest statement I've ever read on Fark ... strike that, not just on Fark, anywhere online.

There are plenty of places that give discounts to Military AND the Police, EMTs, etc.. I just ate breakfast at one this morning that gives 10% discount to Military and 50% discount to Cops and EMTs in uniform.

The fact is anybody wearing one of our Military Uniforms working any job anywhere in the world is a target at risk and they are putting their lives on the line every day, combat or not, so idiots like you can go online and display their right to be a ridiculous ingrate!

I'm a Disabled Vet and proud ... never saw combat, but served 10 miles from the DMZ in South Korea.

14 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
Ant     
Working people are not allowed to express opinions contrary to those of their employer. Got it.

14 Dec 2012 12:36 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
This is a perfect example of why if you're a business manager, you should never allow yourself to post anything on Facebook if you've been drinking and watching TV

Another perfect example: Your webcam of Gangnam Style, in your computer chair, bad singing and all. You're only doing it to yourselves people.

14 Dec 2012 12:38 PM
kwame    [TotalFark]  

jmr61: Weeding out the idiots who should be digging ditches instead of interacting with the public could be a good thing.


Did it occur to you before you clicked "add comment" what a ridiculously arrogant thing this is to say?

14 Dec 2012 12:38 PM
Vangor     

dickfreckle: If you worked at a desk in Germany, you're just another guy with a federal job. Do FBI or Secret Service agents get 15% knocked off their bill? No? Then STFU. You're not a "hero," man. Just some dude riding the pine on a GS salary.


The military is a great opportunity to travel and receive training while getting paid, but there is always the risk of deployment and a sacrifice of time given. My friend has not gone overseas, but he helps manage cargo and travel between bases, and I do not think of him as less of a servicemember than my friends who have been fired upon. Sure, he is not a hero, but the vast majority of people would never risk the possibility of deployment, never endure the training and authority, so I do not see a problem with recognizing anyone who has served, big or small.

Frankly, trying to say how worthy or unworthy of recognition one servicemember is to the next neglects the point of our commitment to our military; this is not about what do I get in return for the service of others.

14 Dec 2012 12:38 PM
Beanlet     
My husband, non-military, gets a discount at a few places if he is wearing his employee badge. Because his company supports a lot of families in our area, plus has donated money for road improvements around their facilities, has volunteers at local schools, etc etc.. the businesses return the kindness and give employee discounts.

I can see in a military town, giving military discounts. The only reason those businesses exist is because military families live there.

This guy bit the hand that fed him, "oh crap" is the proper, sobering thought. I am glad to hear that he resigned, rather than being fired. His next job interviews should be entertaining.

14 Dec 2012 12:39 PM
AbiNormal     

Teknowaffle: Why do baby killers think they deserve a discount at various places for maiming and killing poor brown people?


Because dumb farks like you send them there.

14 Dec 2012 12:40 PM
Teknowaffle    [TotalFark]  

devildog123: ChipNASA:

Teknowaffle: Why do baby killers think they deserve a discount at various places for maiming and killing poor brown people?

Because the Boston's up here has a sign in the window that says "military get's a 10% discount on their bill" in the window. Most military people I know don't harass places about discounts, but if you have a sign up saying they'll save money, pretty much anyone will use it.


Yeah, my shiatty trolling aside, I understand it in military towns having grown up as the son of a Navy captain who could outbargain the shrewdest arab trader, if a restaurant provides good food and a discount for service members, they will be loyal to the business.

But I have worked places far far away from military bases and towns, even at a catalog order place and people would try to wrangle military discounts and than act indignant when we didn't provide them. There was even a canned and scripted respose politely explaining why we didn't provide then at one place I worked.

14 Dec 2012 12:41 PM
THX 1138     

wildcardjack: serving our country and fighting for our freedom

This just feels like Orwellian newspeak. Serve and fight so much our "freedom" is penury


WTF are you talking about? Are you one of those people who don't believe that they're actually fighting for our freedom? Because let me tell you, if these two wars weren't happening right now, we'd have a lot fewer freedoms here today. In fact, just look at the sheer number of freedoms we've GAINED in the past ten years due to foreign policy, and tell me our wars aren't for freedom.

14 Dec 2012 12:41 PM
child_god     
This is a perfect example of why if you're a business manager, you should never allow yourself to post anything on Facebook if you've been drinking and watching TV

14 Dec 2012 12:42 PM
pounddawg     
CSB --

Potential customer -- You offer a Military discount?
Me -- Sure. Are you in the military?
Potential customer -- No. But I'm gonna join in 6 months
Me -- Come talk to me about that discount after you join up.
Potential customer -- Walks out pissed.

14 Dec 2012 12:44 PM
Ant     

THX 1138: wildcardjack: serving our country and fighting for our freedom

This just feels like Orwellian newspeak. Serve and fight so much our "freedom" is penury

WTF are you talking about? Are you one of those people who don't believe that they're actually fighting for our freedom? Because let me tell you, if these two wars weren't happening right now, we'd have a lot fewer freedoms here today. In fact, just look at the sheer number of freedoms we've GAINED in the past ten years due to foreign policy, and tell me our wars aren't for freedom.


If you mean "freedom" in the Orwellian sense, you're right.

14 Dec 2012 12:44 PM
Dinjiin     

devildog123: The rant. The discount brings in more people. I know the guy who owns the 2 Papa Murphy's franchises up here. He has big signs advertising a 25% military discount. He started out at 15%, and then discovered that with the 25%, he did so much more business, he made up for the lower profit margin with volume.


If people have a discount because it legitimately brings in more business, then that's great. But a lot of people seem to do it for a false sense of populist / nationalist pride. It is like the Church of the Hero.

Maybe it is because I never really saw my time as a member of the armed services as being hero-worthy. It was a job. It paid for school. Our unit got sent to a lot of places that were hot and full of grumpy people. It isn't hard to take any kid, give them a rifle and send them out to die. Especially when they have few prospects for life back home.

14 Dec 2012 12:44 PM
roc6783    [TotalFark]  

Ant: Working people are not allowed to express opinions contrary to those of their employer without risking the employer terminating their employment. Got it.


Free speech = Government can't lock you up for protected speech, that's it.

Also, the company is called "Boston's The Gourmet Pizza" and is based in Dallas?

14 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
SageC     

jmr61: You know I think facebook may actually providing a service after all. Weeding out the idiots who should be digging ditches instead of interacting with the public could be a good thing.

That said, facebook is a scourge on society and all who use it.


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14 Dec 2012 12:50 PM
Ant     

roc6783: Free speech = Government can't lock you up for protected speech, that's it.


I never claimed this was a Constitutional issue. I merely stated the truth.

14 Dec 2012 12:53 PM
THX 1138     

Ant: If you mean "freedom" in the Orwellian sense, you're right.


Bingo.

14 Dec 2012 12:54 PM
ITGreen    [TotalFark]  

Dinjiin: devildog123: The rant. The discount brings in more people. I know the guy who owns the 2 Papa Murphy's franchises up here. He has big signs advertising a 25% military discount. He started out at 15%, and then discovered that with the 25%, he did so much more business, he made up for the lower profit margin with volume.

If people have a discount because it legitimately brings in more business, then that's great. But a lot of people seem to do it for a false sense of populist / nationalist pride. It is like the Church of the Hero.

Maybe it is because I never really saw my time as a member of the armed services as being hero-worthy. It was a job. It paid for school. Our unit got sent to a lot of places that were hot and full of grumpy people. It isn't hard to take any kid, give them a rifle and send them out to die. Especially when they have few prospects for life back home.


I like seeing junior enlisted men and women, who are typically underpaid for what they do and the talent they bring to the armed forces, get things like flight upgrades and meal discounts. As the paygrade rises, the necessity for military discounts is lost, to the point where if you're offering a Colonel a free first-class upgrade while a private sits coach, you're doing it wrong.

I usually don't accept someone's generosity, other than to allow them to buy me a drink provided I can return the favor, and I hope that all senior enlisted and officers do the same. (That's not to say that if I'm about to shell out $300 at Target, I won't ask if they have a discount).

The reverence we have for the military is commercially driven, and over-compensatory for the decades when veterans were treated like shiat. These days, we want to buy dinner for the good looking young guy in uniform, but how many veterans are out there with serious problems? We don't focus enough where we need to.

14 Dec 2012 12:58 PM
roc6783    [TotalFark]  

Ant: roc6783: Free speech = Government can't lock you up for protected speech, that's it.

I never claimed this was a Constitutional issue. I merely stated the truth.


Ok, then I misinterpreted your post as having a problem with that statement.

14 Dec 2012 01:00 PM
Do you know the way to Mordor     
Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, uniformed cops have long been able to get unlimited half price items from the McDonalds menu

14 Dec 2012 01:05 PM
Dinjiin     

roygbiv2: The fact is anybody wearing one of our Military Uniforms working any job anywhere in the world is a target at risk and they are putting their lives on the line every day, combat or not, so idiots like you can go online and display their right to be a ridiculous ingrate!


I agree with him. The amount of risk you encounter varies greatly based on your MOS and assigned company. As somebody attached to a support company, unless we went to war with the Soviets or China, I was fairly safe. The biggest risk we ever encountered was when people slashed the canvas on our Humvee's trailer during smash-n-grab thefts while stuck driving through a sea of people and livestock and we tried chasing them down. Company commander just told us to let it go, wasn't worth getting shot. Second biggest risk was when people smoked next to near-empty fuel trucks. Otherwise, it wasn't any more risky than a civilian job that required hauling around heavy equipment and working in an area with heavy machinery. 

And not every war is a war that "protects our freedom". I'd argue that the first Gulf War made the world a more dangerous place. I'd go so far as to say that the majority of our recent wars and conflicts have been based more upon politics than any clear or present threat against our country.

14 Dec 2012 01:09 PM
obamadidcoke     
Military discounts are really just another form of advertising. Most costumers aren't elegible for the discount, but when they see the sign they get the impression that the company shares their worldview. I also suspect that since businesses that are located near military bases are profitable, the military discount probably helps the bottom line.

14 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
starsrift     

devildog123: And it's really stupid to do it when you work for a restaurant that is in a town with 2 military bases forming 50% of their income. Fort Wainwright and Eielson AFB are a BIG part of the local economy. There was a lot of talk of service members boycotting Bostons when this came out. Never shiat where you eat.


That kind of makes his point, though, doesn't it? If he sold his wares at cost - or less, it's not like it takes much to kill the profit on a pie - to 50% of his customers, how the hell would he make a living? Doesn't he pay taxes and support the military that way?

14 Dec 2012 01:12 PM
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