Comments on: The secret handshake http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TobeeJosephs http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-355173 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:06:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-355173 My brother was a victim of the April 2, 2014 Fort Hood attack. I personally met the president on behalf of my brother Deon Josephs and I had the wonderful pleasure of receiving a challenger coin from the president himself!!! If you would like to see pictures of the coin it’s on my facebook page. Also, I would like to say it is not just a “TRINKET” the president is giving my brother the absolute best care. He is not up for re-election so he has nothing to gain. I was not a big fan of him up until April 9th when I saw for myself that he truly did care about what happened. He spent hours meeting all of us. It is an experience I will never forget. There are no words to describe what my family has been through the last few weeks. Not even one.

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By: beckcr6 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-355089 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:02:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-355089 I apologize, the above link should be

http://www.medalsofamerica.com/content–n ame-Challenge-Coin-History

But yeah the graphic has great information and really tells the story well!

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By: beckcr6 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-355062 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:25:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-355062 This is a great piece! Challenge coins are an interesting topic… I actually found this infographic on the history of challenge coins, pretty cool graphic if anyone is interested!

http://www.medalsofamerica.com/content–n ame-Challenge-Coin-History

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By: mr_wackydoodle http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-353530 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:05:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-353530 I think I got a divisional coin. I was assigned as driver to a general for a day, if I remember correctly. The best one I ever got was still the first though. It was given to me by soldiers of one squad in my unit, after one of their members was shot in the leg and I patched him up. (I was their medic). They just gave me a coin that had belonged to one of them and in a small ceremony told me I had given them confidence that their medic would be there when they got injured in combat. This was before any of us had been on a combat mission, back in 2000 probably. That’s the one I still carry around (whenever I happen to be carrying a wallet which is not all that often these days) because of the personal value of it to me.

I had a friend with the President of the US coin (had because I haven’t talked to him in years) he claimed he’d had a lot of free drinks from that one.

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By: NeoHuman http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-349077 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:44:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-349077 Just as an obvious addendum…would it not be rediculous to say that having seen the obvious reference these pictures are alluding to, as well as the subject matter and ‘plain as day’ context/s, that finding other intentionally aimed [either directly or naught] agendas afoot is beyond comprehension…??? no? If one was to say that this election cycle had nothing to do with this article, would that not be a symptom of stupidity???

You see…you can already think of at least a few ulterior motives behind this apparent story. Or perhaps story “is actually” a fitting name! Calling it a news article is more to the point stretching the credible nature of what news is…perhaps.

Although in saying that, FOX seems to be credibly hacking at the noose often as not, yet continues to escape reality as silly things such as ‘facts and truth’ fluidly run down their front patches as it would if Mit Romney was suddenly confronted by a paternity DNA Test from all his children…”What do you mean ‘they’ are not all from my wife? You know I only have 1 wife, right!?”.

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By: NeoHuman http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-349076 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:30:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-349076 You know…not only do I find this article a bit of a slap in the face with regards to the most formative intelligence levels, yet…the journalist – if one can call him thus; is more than obviously swayed by his own demons and personal OP.

Yes yes yes…very objective submission, one very much yearning for the acclaimed, lofty heights of High School Journalism.

Thanks.

You see…I even took the time to read it, comparatively narrate its meaning to that of others and find babbling to be the main source of action informed within.

I have a coin for you…it of course does not require no change though!

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By: evenhead http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-349075 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:29:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-349075 Owning these coins is like having a story. Usually such story start out as “I got this one for…”. Sure you may not get points towards promotion like you can with medals but it’s a way of telling others what you’ve done. Military are suckers for nostalgia so sue me. Oh and RandomName2nd, just for the record, you’re a jackass, just saying.

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-349074 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 01:16:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-349074 Not very “secret”, is it?

STILL – if it helps the soldiers feel a stronger sense of community amongst themselves, or a more tangible sense of support from their leaders, or gives them something positive to aspire to; this has got to be a good thing, especially if coupled with strong support with health care etc.

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By: RandomName2nd http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-349072 Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:29:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-349072 It’s a lot cheaper to give someone a shiny trinket than to provide them with the physical and mental health care they need.
That’s smart government savings right there.
What’s the inscription on the flip side?
“I killed innocent civilians and lost my mind for oil and all I got was this lousy medal”

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By: nycanuck http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/06/11/the-secret-handshake/comment-page-1/#comment-349071 Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:02:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=29902#comment-349071 “He (Obama) enjoys giving it more than the other does receiving it and he always ends the handshake with an electric smile. ”

Really? Says who? I expect a recipient of a Presidential coin is thrilled to receive such a rare memento.

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