For those who honour and remember those who fought and died for the Freedoms we experience today, tomorrow November 11th marks the day all are reminder of those sacrifices made by many of our loved ones past and current.
Please ensure you take a moment on the 11th hour tomorrow morning to endure a moment of silence away from your work/play/phones/computers/Fallout4 to honour their memories and never let them be forgotten.
JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A SOLDIER DIED TODAY)
By A. Lawrence Vaincourt
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the ANAF and Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbours
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For ol’ Bob has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a soldier died today.
He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
‘tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man.
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician’s stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It’s so easy to forget them,
For it is so many times
that our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys,
Went to battle, but we still pine.
It was not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand.
Or would you want a soldier,
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common soldier,
Who would fight until the end.
He was just a common soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honour
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.
As this is the month to Remember our fallen soldiers who have given so much for this country its time to raise some money for Many to One.
With that its name change charity time. Since its a pain in the ass to change your annoying name of 3lit3-SnipperSnapper32ZOMGWTFBBQ this year and any event further will be $25 all of which goes to charity.
If you fail to follow any of these instructions you will be out $25 as there is no refunds and will be expected to RTFM(Read the F**king Manual).
1. Payment of $25 can be made through EMT to firstname.lastname@example.org with the password being airsoft
2. Do not post in this thread unless money is already sent to me. This thread will only serve to organize who has paid and for me to display your shame if you cock up these instructions.
3. Do not PM me
4. Go here http://www.airsoftcanada.com/memberlist.php and check if your username is already taken
5. If your username is already taken and the person has 0 posts and hasn't logged on in a few years and you absolutely need BarbieGirl instead of Barbie_Girl or any other reasonable variation of it you can EMT $40 for the annoyance of changing one username and then changing it to yours. Its all for charity you cheap bastards so don't complain.
6. When you post in this thread the format goes like this EMT'd desired username. So if I were to do it it would be EMT'd Master_of_the_Universe . If your desired username is taken note it here by adding already in use 0 posts so I know.
7. Read everything above and follow it to the word. I am feeling extra vindictive for failures to follow directions this year.
airsoftsoldier250 to Nimble Raised
$25 Wall of Shame
As some of you may or may not have noticed, the staff and verifiers of ASC forums have been working hard to get our lists updated and easier to navigate for those of you looking to gain age verifications.
There has been countless hours put into this process, and still more to do (the Ontario and Quebec lists are still a work in progress).
Also each province now has an extra point of contact being added to the lists, there is a "Master" AV rep that has stepped forward to help keep the lists and reps updated. In the event you have questions or issues reaching a rep in your region these Master AVers are there to help provide you with additional support in tracking down someone, or redirecting you to you next closest rep.
Where has all the honour and respect of this sport gone?
- [MASS NOUN] High respect; great esteem:
- [IN SINGULAR] A person or thing that brings esteem
- Something regarded as a rare opportunity and bringing pride and pleasure; a privilege:
- a thing conferred as a distinction, especially an official award for bravery or achievement.
Regard with great respect:
- Pay public respect to.
- Fulfil (an obligation) or keep (an agreement):
- Be honourable in your actions, honour the base rules of this game and those you play with. Call your own hits, control your anger when you perceive someone else is cheating (walk off field approach an admin and ask for them to deal with, versus screaming/yelling/getting in someones face).
- [MASS NOUN] A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements:
- The state of being admired or respected:
- (respects) A person’s polite greetings:
- informal Used to express the speaker’s approval of someone or something
- Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others
- Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements
- Have due regard for (someone’s feelings, wishes, or rights)
- Avoid harming or interfering with
- Agree to recognize and abide by (a legal requirement)
Will all the cheaper and easier access to guns in the past few years, the aspect of honour and respect has appeared to die with them.
The first rules when this game first started off and for many many many years was to honour your fellow players, and respect them, yourself and the guns we use. Players who broke the rules, or went out of their way to inflict more harm were chastised and taught to not do so. If they chose to continue they were removed from the groups and game and asked to not come back.
Now we have players who are know for (and in some cases have themselves stated they) only taking headshots. Heck there is even a few teams known to have initiation requirements for new players to get x amount of headshots (including headshots on already dead players) before they become full members of their teams, even when full body mass shots are available.
We have players and event/field hosts who are encouraging/endorsing headshots and unsafe practices because the player who got shot "should have worn better protection" because they are playing a sport where they get shot at. For 15+ years this sport never required body armour/full face protection. Why? Because it use to be common practice that as new players were brought into this sport, they were taught to better themselves as players before upgrading their guns. Now that guns come pre upgraded this seems to have been thrown out the window. Why?
Is it that people have less regard for their fellow player and feel that they are so macho and impervious to common sense that we feel the need to hurt our fellow players so we can be "cool" or "elite"???
A cool or elite player should be one who exemplifies what this sport should be about. Respect for your fellow players and the guns we use is what should be strived for, not inflicting undue injury/pain.
I should not be having to make a post about this, threatening other members with physical harm is against the forum rules, and can also become an issue with the authorities if the member threatened deems it necessary to contact the police.
Tonight I was provided proof from a member who received a threat from another member to act with physical harm at an upcoming event.
Said member has been given his only warning to never do so again here. Next time it is full removal from the site for ever.
I am also providing said members information to the event hosts for them to make their own decision on whether to allow him access to their events or not.
If you threaten physical harm, and the receiving party decides to take it to the police and they investigate we will give up your information if it is done via ASC to the police. This includes your age verification information.
No one needs or deserves threats of physical assault over anything to do with out sport like that.
Alright ladies and gentlemen, Some of you have picked some pretty stupid names and the staff are quite tired of fixing them all the time. Not only that but some of you want user titles and or fancy images like I have in my user title.
READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
What we require from you:
-Your current username and desired username along with notification you sent payment posted in here with like this (Bean GODOFASC payment sent)If you do not do this I get the right to change your name to something humiliating and you get to donate a second time to get your desired username.
An EMT of $10 or more to email@example.com with a password of airsoft and with your current username and desired username. Use this http://www.airsoftcanada.com/memberlist.php?do=search to check if the name is available. If you pick one that is used we aren't going to change your name and you can donate another $10 to the cause for wasting our time.
-If you want a name that's already being used but has 0 posts and has not logged on in 5 years you can pay $25
-This is sure to interest some people. We are offering custom user titles. You will have two different levels you can get. Basic text like you have now but saying what you want and one with an included graphic like you see in mine. This is great for retailers and teams.
-So since this is just cosmetic and not really important just a user title is $25 and if you want the added graphic it will be $30
-YOU must provide a link to the image - Make sure its on a reliable image host. (I would highly recommend imgur so that the image link is small!)
-The image should be a max size of
---Just text = Max 20 Char, Spaces count.
---Image + text = No larger than (H)25px by (W)40px and max 15 char, Spaces count.
---All Blank space/background of the images must be translucent, and saved in a format that supports it (PNG). This is to avoid blocky images that just don't appeal to the eye.
-If your user title is deemed inappropriate or something like Admin we will assign you one of our choosing. You can also choose for us to pick one but we cant guarantee its awesomeness.
-Follow the same rule as with the name change. Desired user title if an image is being used also and payment sent. For instance "2 Cent Tactical" payment sent
100% of Donations will be going to Wounded Warriors, a Canadian Charity. We did good last year but this year we need to knock it out of the park.
Please note the change of sending the money before posting so that more then just one admin can edit things. If you don't do this and I end up noticing its been several days since you claimed you sent payment you will be assigned a sex act or venereal disease as your user name and likely have your account limited for wasting our time.
Total Raised $650
YOU MUST POST IN HERE LIKE I HAVE SHOWN SO THAT AN ADMIN OTHER THEN ME CAN HELP WITH THIS
Well as some of you may have gotten the email I am currently in charge of handling all retailers now. So when you email firstname.lastname@example.org you get me.
What does this mean for you?
-Faster response time
-Reason for approval or not of your request to retail
-Less downtime on ad and retailer status glitches
If you have been trying to contact ASC in regards to being a retailer feel free to give that email address a shot again. I should have things running at a steady state by next week I hope. I am just in the process of getting familiarized with all that needs to be done.
Thank you for your patience in this matter and I look forward to being able to help via email soon.