Friday, May 30, 2014

Blog letter

Dear blog reader,

My name is Tyler Newman, and I am the author of Front Lines of America's war. I thank every reader that has taken the time to read this blog, due to the fact that I had worked very diligently on it. You are a great audience. This blog has had its ups and downs with the information I had learned from it, so once again thank you for reading it.

This blog compromises of almost a school's year worth of work about the Frontlines of War. This blog should be read knowing that I used new skills and some old skills. One of the old skills was just writing a Book response. A new skill was doing a Vlog.

The Vlog was something new, I have never done anything like it. I felt really good about myself ranting about the stupid shit people do, and just stating my opinion where people can't interrupt me to voice theirs. As for the book response, it was nice to do, because I haven't done one of those since I was in middle school. The better part is, is that I actually read the whole book instead of just looking at it and writing the response. As you can see I learned how to do sources and learned how to link sources to certain sentences and words! This assignment has provided me with better English skills that I will be able to use later in life. I thank my teacher for giving me this assignment, because I have a better perspective on how to write better.

Overall, this blog has taught me some new skills and made me remember the old skills that I had learned that I had forgotten. This assignment has given me a better perspective on the front lines of war and how writing a blog actually works. Learning how to do these new skills has helped me out greatly, I have currently used my some of my new skills for work.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Book response

Damn. Another book I had to read for class. Reading isn't an all time favorite activity that I would like to do. It seems like when I hit a certain age reading just seemed to be well, boring as all hell. Normally I hate reading books and just bullshit my way past any book I have to write about, I actually read this book, very strange for me. The part that is even more strange is that I actually enjoyed reading this novel.

William Manchesters',  "Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War" had me on my toes just about the whole time, except for well, those boring moments in the book where it seems to just make your eyes run dry and make it painful to even blink. Ah memoirs, the seemingly only descriptive novels that can be written, just because you know it's not made up. This memoir was about the war in the Pacific. It accurately describes Manchesters time he spent battling the Japanese in World War two. He gave vivid descriptions of some actions he had done during this book. One that was quite humorous was right after he had killed a Japanese sniper that was killing his fellow brothers. Pg. 18, "Then I threw up all over myself. I recognized the half-digested C-ration beans dribbling down my front, smelled the vomit above the cordite. At the same time I noticed another odor; I had urinated my skivvies."

Basically in a nutshell this book was one of the best novels I have read in a long time, it made me feel like I was actually experiencing his battles with him and everything that had ever happened. It's a no wonder why I had such a decent time reading this book. No time was wasted on it.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Female infantry in the Marines

Females already play combat roles, they are engineers, they fly warplanes, etc. Demographics say that women make up only 6.2% of the Marine Corps (enlisted). So why is everyone worried about them going infantry? Females can hold their own, just as well as males. There are even males who don't belong in infantry, because they don't have the right mind set to do so. My point exactly. Women can do stuff just as good as men. Not letting them go infantry, because they won't be able to do the same things as men is a bullshit reason on why they can't go infantry. There are reasons why I can see they shouldn't go infantry. One reason is that if a group was captured what would the captors do to the women that they wouldn't do to the men?
The real problem I do see with this, is that the standards would have to be lowered to make it fair for women. Which is yet another bullshit thing they would do. It's a bad thing, because then lesser qualified pos' would be then qualified to join. Why do the standards need to be lowered just so they can qualify? I think if they want jobs that are open for just men, then they should be able to pass the normal standards. Just make the physical fitness standards for going to certain jobs more fair.
Just to sum all of this up, I am all for women going infantry, i'm just not all for the standards being lowered, just so they would be able to qualify.

Friday, March 28, 2014

More of the SSR's

Washington Times has given their salute to America's warriors out there on the front lines of war. It's incredibly nice to see something like this, other than people bashing on them. This post that i'm writing on isn't a long one, due to it just being a quick, "thank you." with a few complements to the military personnel in the pictures that they have. It may not seem like much, but to other people, it could mean a lot to them, just because they are being thanked for their hard work or that one of their family members or friends who are in the military. There is nothing really bad that I have to say about this post, it was just a great post and it makes a lot of military personnel happy.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Time to get creative

The desert is very hot,
I have no idea who's shooting me,
Let us nuke them all.

Is it a hateful passion?

There are many things that I love about this topic, the fact that i'll be doing basically what this topic is about, learning more about it, etc. Then there are some things that I hate. For example I hate that even though military people bust their butts for everything, there are these punk kids who think that it's cool to treat them with disrespect. There are also the people who try and make everyone believe that they were once in the military, when they were not. All of these kinds of people anger me. It's just something that I don't understand. Why do you even need to do this? This all just makes no sense to me. People do some pretty stupid stuff with their life, and this just happens to be one of those things.

Yet another SSR

This is another SSR that will be put on my blog here. My thoughts to this post are, well on the good side. When reading something about firefights, you can't help it, but from the beginning of it, your heart sinks a little bit. Just because you don't know how it's going to turn out and that possibly there is a loss of someone who is just trying to protect his country. In this blog that i'm responding to, there were casualties, sadly there was a loss of someone's life; that's not what this response is about. It's about what it's like to have responded to an attack and not have your squad mentioned, while others are, even though you are the first ones there. In my utmost opinion, I believe that they should have some recognition, but at the same time, they shouldn't. It's about being humble whether you are mentioned about something similar to this or not.