Drawings/Letters for Troops overseas?

Drawings/Letters for Troops overseas? Topic: Love letter writing service
July 17, 2019 / By Ardal
Question: My co-teacher came up with the idea to do letters/drawings to send overseas. Well, we teach tomorrow and she hasn't exactly planned anything, and I'm not a big fan of going in unprepared. What are some ideas for this? And do you know if there are any restrictions? We are art teachers, so its mostly going to be drawings. But some kids may want to write something too. Thanks Pretty much any tips would be good? PS- (I'm REALLY new at this. I work at a charter school while still going to school for my degree)
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Trinity Trinity | 2 days ago
Take a look at http://www.AnyMarine.com/ (there is one of these for each service) The site will tell you what to send. I LOVED getting these in my 2 times to Iraq (20 months) and 1 time to Afghanistan (8 months). Your doing a great thing! The letters/cards that were stories were ALWAYS the best! We would read everyone of them! You will even sometimes get replies if you give a return address or email to send to!
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Trinity Originally Answered: Muhammad drawings by Lars Vilks?
this is a problem when people move from their relatively backward cultures to the west they expect the west to accommodate their wants and needs and to respect their values and sensibilities.....without a thought to reciprocating that respect it is another example of why immigration from the third world on the scale that our liberal governments have encouraged is damaging our society and did they do the right thing? we do not live in an islamic state and it is within the law to draw and release them..... it is not within the law to issue death threats or make murderous attempts on the life of a european citizen by a disgruntled immigrant freedom of speech is not always comfortable but the drawings were not threatening.....the riots and death threats were it is obvious to me who is in the wrong
Trinity Originally Answered: Muhammad drawings by Lars Vilks?
Yes, in their society the publishers had every right. I'm no expert in Swedish society, but I do know that if it were another religion they were criticizing, then they would have encountered much less difficulty. People criticize through drawings: You are supposed to look past the drawing and to what the artist is saying. Maybe if Muslims learned that, they could not act so violent against a free thinker who is not a follower of their religion and not bound by the rule of depicting Muhammad in a non-Islamic society. I'm also angered because in many Muslim countries they are guilty of the same "crime": Not depicting Muhammad, of course, but publishing pictures humiliating other religions, especially my own religion of Judaism. They draw horrible things, many are not afraid to write Jew on it, and my favorite is how they try to pass it off as not antisemitic even though it is using negative Jewish stereotypes to criticize Israel. Do you see Israelis and Jews rioting because of what they draw daily? Think about something drawn negatively about Jesus, or anything Christian. One thing I can think of is the flying spaghetti monster. Using a famous Christian painting by Michelangelo, it mocks religion. Yet, do we see Christians trying to murder anyone? In the end, I think the Swedes should tell those who are against the painting to STFU or GTFO. It is their society, with their rules. Their ethics at least probably say that, while it might be impolite to draw this, acting in the way a lot of people are acting is more wrong than anything they did.
Trinity Originally Answered: Muhammad drawings by Lars Vilks?
I side with the idea of publishing those cartoons, even though they may be in questionable taste. The reason for this is because freedom of speech is under fire today on a grand scale from a long list of would-be censors. While so-called "progressives" have often thrown the First Amendment out the window when they hear perspectives they don't want to hear on a wide array of subjects, it may very well be the case that the acolytes of militant Islamism may pose an even more potent threat, not the least because they often have the sympathy of "progressives" despite the fact that in many ways the perspective of militant Islamism is profoundly antithetical to that of "progressives." What's more, I am not aware of any "progressive" movement that goes to such lengths as the Islamic militants do in terms of trying to silence anything they don't want to hear. There have not only been death threats but also cases where people have actually been murdered out in the open with alacrity. (One would do well to remember the Van Gogh incident in Holland a number of years back, in which a descendant of the artist Vincent Van Gogh was stabbed 27 times for a film critical of Islam's treatment of women; there, the perpetrator not only admitted his crime but proudly took credit for it to boot.) One can, of course, state (accurately) that there are extremist elements in every religion. However, it is inconceivable to me that any Jew or Christian, no matter how extreme, would go to lengths like this to stop someone guilty of publishing, saying, filming or drawing something that for some reason or another transgresses against Jewish or Christian religious sensibilities. In light of the reality of the situation, I believe that anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim, who opposes militant Islamism must speak up. We in the West cannot afford to censor our sentiments out of fear of what Islamic extremists might do, because if we do they are apt to conclude, and not without reason, that we are not serious about defending ourselves, since we don't treat our right to free speech with enough seriousness.

Sally Sally
Contact your local USO office they should be able to provide you with the necessary equipment addresses and what have you in order to get that ball rolling and thanks for supporting the troops
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Sally Originally Answered: Am I the only Christian who does not support the troops?
You can support or not support whoever you want. I personally disagree with our military entanglements the world over, be they in Iraq or anywhere else, but I think claiming that our servicemen and women are simply "guns for hire" shows a remarkable lack of respect, and I think that as a Christian you need to think through your priorities a little better. Oppose the violence, not the people. These people aren't mercenaries making backroom deals in shady European pubs to go help fight the Congolese civil war. These are our neighbors, our family members, and our friends.
Sally Originally Answered: Am I the only Christian who does not support the troops?
Come on? You expect us to believe US Troops killed 1.28 million Iraqi civilians? There is no proof of that. Furthermore, who really is doing the killing in Iraq? Is it US Soldiers, or those lunatic al-Quaeda types that routinely drive car bombs into market places and police stations? Those radical islamists DELIBERATELY target civilians. US soldiers do not! The US military constantly thinks up all sorts of bizarre warfare scenarios. It's what they do. They had plans drawn up to deliver nuclear weapons to ever sizeable city in the USSR, with some even tasked for 4 nuclear strikes, just in case the first 3 didn't succeed. That doesn't mean they ever did it!

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