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The following is a follow up to a local story in the Charleston area that i had posted on before....This letter was personal adressed to all of the cadets of the citadel which make up a large share of Wild Wings business.

"I had heard about this from one of my fellow Marines a few weeks ago. I
didn't want to spread bad rumors. We all have the right to free speech.
Debate the war, but support our troops. Remember, "We all vote with our
wallets."

I have been holding out on sending out this e-mail until I had
all the facts verified. I now know this story to be 100% true. Wild Wings is
a restaurant in Hilton Head. They have restaurants in Charleston SC,
Mt.Pleasant SC, Marietta GA, Athens GA, Charlottesville VA, and Greenville
SC as well. Also, they are preparing to go national. Last weekend (the
weekend of March 22, 2003), five Marines from the Beaufort air station went
to Wild Wings as numerous Marines frequently do on the weekends. This time,
they were asked to leave. They were not drunk. One of them does not drink at
all, and the others had not started drinking yet. When asked
why they had to leave, the response was "We do not support the war, and your
presence here is a disruption." I heard this last week, and have been biting
my tongue until I could verify this. I have not only verified this 100% with
one of the Marines I have known for a couple of years, but the story has
grown. Word of mouth spread the story quickly on this island as well as the
local military bases. One of the civilian employees of the Beaufort Air
Station called the local radio station and the DJ broadcast the story.
Needless to say, business was off at Wild Wings last week. What might the
owners response have been? Would they apologize? NO! In fact, they did the
opposite. They called the CO of the Beaufort Air Station demanding an apology
from the Marines for causing their business to drop by spreading this story!
The CO decided that Wild Wings did not deserve an apology. Nor did it deserve
any more Marine dollars. Wild Wings is now off limits ! to the Marines of
Beaufort Air Station. I have always been very wary of spreading stories I
heard on the internet. However, I know this one to be true. I heard it from
the source. There are people out there who do not support this war. I am well
aware of that. However, if you do not support the members of our military,
you do not deserve the freedoms they fight to protect. You do not deserve to
run a business in this country. You do not deserve to profit in this country.
And, since without our military you would not have freedom of speech, you do
not deserve to express an opinion in this country. I hope that each of you
will consider this story before you spend one dime in a Wild Wings
establishment. "
Erik Smith
 

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that is rather crappy of the Wild WIngs

if they had a good lawyer they may be able to get some money out of it too, its a damn shame to see people act that way


just because I dont agree with something doesnt mean I will be prejudice against the certain group of people

I won't ever eat there now that I heard this,
 

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The sad truth is, I bet if they had a restaurant here a few weeks ago in San Francisco, I bet they would of made a lot of money with the protesters. Seems like theyre just a restaurant chain over on the other side of this country. I agree with you BDKing...
However, if you do not support the members of our military,
you do not deserve the freedoms they fight to protect. You do not deserve to
run a business in this country. You do not deserve to profit in this country.
And, since without our military you would not have freedom of speech, you do
not deserve to express an opinion in this country.
 

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Sir Nathan XXI said:
if they had a good lawyer they may be able to get some money out of it too
If your talking about the restaurant making money off this then Im pretty sure you would be wrong. If the military declares a local spot "off limits" then it is off limits to all military personel. No questions asked and just imagine how hard it would be for anybody to file a lawsuit against the Marine Corps or any branch of military.

As for the owners of this crappy establishment, the main reason he or she opened this business in this area is more likely to make money off the Marines. Beleive me I know first hand. A lot of the towns surrounding military bases around the world depend on the Marines to spend the most money at there place of business. Military personel spend the most money in these small towns. True, not too many people surrounding military bases like the military cause of all the trouble they get in, in town, but nonetheless, at a time like this WHY THE f*ck would any prick turn away his most profitable customers, and more impportantly men and women who fight and protect this great country of ours by risking there lifes when duty call upon them.

Sorry folks got a lil carried away, but thats how I feel!
 

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Good to know, yeah if they were on the westside I would spread the word about how shitty they have treated the marines, I know a lot of marines from here that are over there I know have something to tell them hehehe. They will prolly end up apologizing to boost their business, once something like this happens it is hard to pull your business out, bad business move and it is bullshit that they do not support the troops.
 

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It makes me wonder if the what the West Wing said is true...there were tons of gramatical errors in it. Youd think they would have at least proof-read it.
 

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I agree with the Wild Wings story, it's disrespectful to hate the guys who protect you, but it is just a Disrespectful to be treating you Damn neighbours the same way. But I think this anti-war is getting a Little ridiculous. Really. The way some Americans have been behaving is disgusting. f*ck, we are feeling it. Try being a f*cking Canadian going into the Southern US with Canadian Plates, You car is fucked. TWO of my buddies had their car's vandelized. CLASSY. Why? Because Of our Pathetic Prime Minister refusing to endose the war. However Americans treating Canadians like sh*t is Uncalled for. Do you really think the Average canadian had ANY f*cking say about that Decision. No. But yet you Americans had already stared Minor boycotting. Thats f*cking Weak. And that whole Dixie chick thing? Man I hate their music, but trashing their sh*t in Texas because of ONE COMMENT against Bush. I thought people were allowed to express their opinions without being persecuted in the USA. I guess i'm wrong. I don't know if any of you on the site feel this way, I hope not, but If you do, then you suck.


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garybusey said:
I agree with the Wild Wings story, it's disrespectful to hate the guys who protect you, but it is just a Disrespectful to be treating you Damn neighbours the same way. But I think this anti-war is getting a Little ridiculous. Really. The way some Americans have been behaving is disgusting. f*ck, we are feeling it. Try being a f*cking Canadian going into the Southern US with Canadian Plates, You car is fucked. TWO of my buddies had their car's vandelized. CLASSY. Why? Because Of our Pathetic Prime Minister refusing to endose the war. However Americans treating Canadians like sh*t is Uncalled for. Do you really think the Average canadian had ANY f*cking say about that Decision. No. But yet you Americans had already stared Minor boycotting. Thats f*cking Weak. And that whole Dixie chick thing? Man I hate their music, but trashing their sh*t in Texas because of ONE COMMENT against Bush. I thought people were allowed to express their opinions without being persecuted in the USA. I guess i'm wrong. I don't know if any of you on the site feel this way, I hope not, but If you do, then you suck.


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The actions of few do not represent us as a whole! Not ALL Americans are like the activist in this country. I mean you cant really judge us for what happened. Its the South what do you expect? If they went to Texas that would be even worse given the fact that its our president 's home state. But Im sure the same discrimination would probably happen if an American went into Canada or in any other country as a matter of fact. There will always be discrimination wherever you go so to single out the US it wouldnt be right.
But yet you Americans had already stared Minor boycotting. Thats f*cking Weak.
You dont want us to stereotype you guys for being Canadians yet look at what your doing to us [Americans]. Ever heard of the famous saying, "Do on to others as you would have them do on to you"? It works both ways. As for the music business, it is better for stars to keep their mouths shut and save their @$$es or else they'll end up paying the price. And as shows, the Dixie Chicks paid the price. However I believe if your going to enjoy the rights this country fought for to give to you and is continually fighting for that right...you better not bash it while your overseas, or anywhere at all. I mean I find it ironic how you can reep in this country's benefits and yet go and bash it. Talk is plain and simple talk, it wont get you anywhere unless you take it up in action. Did she do that? No! She just stated an opinion that was against our president and if its against out president then technically its against our country. She got what she deserved. She knew how people were feeling and she went and said it anyway. Its not like she didnt know it would stir up controversy. In this country you are allowed to state your opinions without being persecuted...its just that you better have proof to back up your statement or else your opinion means nothing.
 

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Yeah you might have a point with the Dixie Chicks, I don't agree, But you might have a point. However your knowledge or Canada should surprise me, but really... it doesn't. Whats with this Crap?: "But Im sure the same discrimination would probably happen if an American went into Canada or in any other country as a matter of fact" ARE you Nuts? Have you ever been to Canada? We don't operate like that. An American is NOT Persecuted in Canada. Granted not everyone in America is prosecuting Canada, but That "It's just the south" BULLSHIT, is a crock and a cop-out. It would be like us blaming all our sh*t on Quebec, it would be easy and enjoyable, but a cop-out. AND THIS! "You dont want us to stereotype you guys for being Canadians yet look at what your doing to us [Americans]". Do you live in Fantasy land? WHO DID THAT? I'm talking corperations boycotting Canadian goods. Corparations Usually have a "couple" of people working for them. So what are we "Doing" to you Americans? The only thing we did was 1) Our PM didn't suport bush and 2) 1 MP said a crack about Americans being stupid. WOW. 2 out of 30 million, talked smack about the USA. We Canadians sure are Assholes... WHAT???? Next time back up YOUR statement with some facts, and read an International Newspaper. You'll learn a lot.
 

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You totally missed the point I was making...


I never said Canada would persecute Americans. I said they would descriminate, why?! Because anywhere you go in this world there will always be descrimination. Im not saying all of Canada would descrimnate because that would simply be a false statement. But there would be some that would.

Do you live in Fantasy land? WHO DID THAT. I'm talking corperations boycotting Canadian goods.
Thats nice that THATS what you were talking about, but did you ever mention you were talking about corporations?! No! So dont sit there and tell me Im living in fantasy land when your statement wasnt clear.

You dont want us to stereotype you guys for being Canadians yet look at what your doing to us [Americans].
So what are we "Doing" to you Americans?
You were stereotyping Americans by stating
Americans treating Canadians like sh*t is Uncalled for.
Again which is why I said you cant judge us on what few do...it doesnt represent us as a whole. AND
But yet you Americans had already stared Minor boycotting.Thats f*cking Weak.
There is my proof of my statements.
 
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