User Profile: bboatmanable


Member Since: January 28, 2011


  • [1] October 30, 2014 at 12:24pm

    One thing I have noticed is how little context there is in this video. I am NOT advocating that this officer reacted appropriately in ANY way. However, having been in a position that has consiberable stress, authority, and interaction with people, I can attest to how easy it is to get irritated and loose your temper at times. My guess (considering the time in service of this officer) is that the young man on the bike was being a disrespectful (while technically not breaking the law) BEFORE the video was started, and it just ended up being the last nerve stepped on. I don’t know….and that’s the point, there is NO context. Until you’ve been in the position of placing your life on the line using split second decisions every day….you should probably keep your opinions to yourself until the facts are known. Is this not EXACTLY what many on this site were saying when the Ferguson riots kicked off? Just some thoughts.

  • February 5, 2014 at 9:55am

    Soooo, by your reasoning, the Africans, Asians, et. all had absolutely NO shelter before the Greeks built things out of stone? I’m sure that would be news to all of those that were living in huts or tents at the time.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 9:39am

    Nice straw man argument. He was clearly stating that “evolutionary” science is being pushed upon our culture in order to change opinions (which is what propoganda is), NOT insinuating that all legitimate science has no benefits to society. But, please, continue avoiding reality and ignoring the facts of what’s happening around you.

  • September 3, 2013 at 8:01am

    This is not about free speech. From the moment they decided to “protest” in uniform they violated regulations. Just because we fight for others “right to free speech” does not mean we can always exercise it ourselves. We are NOT allowed to protest in uniform (oh, by the way, “online” counts as real life). It amazes me how people who have never made any sacrifice for their nation will run their mouth all day long about what they THINK we’re allowed to do, or not do. Until you’ve put your money where your mouth is…shut up, becuase you have NO clue what discipline is, nor how it is needed in combat. On the same subject, different note; if it was your son, daughter, wife, etc. being attacked and suffering from a chemical attack, wouldn’t you want someone to stop it?! Bottom line, BOTH sides need to be taken out in this “civil war”, because BOTH sides (Assad and Al Qaeda) have been committing attrocities from the beginning. Too bad the rest of the world, and this regime, are (surprise, surprise) too cowardly to do it. Call me a war mongerer, “world’s police”, whatever. I will take those titles, becaue I still value human life, and I will sacrifice mine in the defense of others. The second ANYONE else is willing to step up and do what is ethically and morally right, then I will gladly accept help from a brother/sister in arms on the side of right (no matter where they’re from).

  • February 17, 2012 at 2:50pm

    No, SgtB didn’t prove your point. I’ve never ridden a bike for “health” or “sport” reasons, but simply to get to work. And I was nearly run over, or off the road on a regular basis because others either 1) weren’t parying attention, or 2) didn’t give a crud. Do bike riders have laws and rules to follow like everyone else, yes, do most cars/trucks/etc. ignore the bike riders safety on a regular basis…YES! There are simply times when the side of the road/shoulder are just UNFIT for bikes to travel on. Give the rider the benefit of the doubt and calmly go around when you see them. Thanks.

  • December 15, 2011 at 3:29pm

    @NavyDoc…. I agree 100% that we’re too PC (you couldn’t even BEGIN to understand how difficult it is to turn a civilian into an Airman in 8 1/2 weeks under our current system). We, as Instructors are placed under MUCH more scrutiny than the Trainees are. However, when you’re ordered to do something….you do it, unless it is an unlawful order. In my opinion the Air Force should simply say we’ll look into it and then move on. This is a slap on the wrist infraction at worst. But, now the media will blow it out of proportion…. and THAT’S where the problem comes in. They’ll paint this into the worst possible scenario they can LONG before any facts are available. We’re guilty until proven innocent in the MSM and those that write the checks in Congress will listen to the MSM before they listen to the truth. That’s the problem. Something as silly as this can affect many things much more important that weren’t even involved initially. And, in today’s PC environment, we as military members, have to keep that in perspective. Otherwise, our fellow Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines may suffer inadvertantly (lack of funding etc.)

  • December 15, 2011 at 2:55pm

    @ Ghost….. Yes, it sounds like we’re on the same page. By the way, I hope I wasn’t sounding to harsh in my reply. I’ve read many of your posts and agree with alot of what you say. I’ve had a pretty irritating day at work. You’d be surprised how some of the smartest individuals can do some of the silliest things when they get put under stress here at work. I apologize if I was harsh.

  • December 15, 2011 at 2:30pm

    @Doc…I wasn’t referring to a specific UCMJ infraction…..more or less the “entire context” of what it means to follow the UCMJ, Code of Conduct, LOAC, and all other “laws”, as well as common sense that must prevail as military members.
    @ Ghost…… It might surprise you that I’m 10 years in the Air Force AND a Military Training Instructor (Drill Sergeant for the Air Force) for 2 years. And, I currently TEACH Military Ethics, UCMJ, Code of Conduct, and EVERY OTHER class involving this VERY issue (including HOW to use Social Media and what NOT to post) EVERY WEEK. I have also been deployed multiple times and know MANY other individuals who have (including my brother, as both a Marine and a Soldier). So, I completely undersatnd what blowing off steam is and I understand 100% that this photo was a joke among the class. But, that does not mean it wasn’t a silly idea that has now placed the entire Air Force in a negative light at a time when we’re already going through cutbacks on multiple levels. It should be internally investigated and handled “in house” if any wrongdoing is found. But, the BIGGEST problem here is that one (or mulitple members) in this photo posted it online like they’re specifically taught not to do.

  • December 15, 2011 at 1:14pm

    Because they’re in uniform. And the Uniform Code of Military Justice dictates what we can and can not do while in uniform. Primarly, not doing anything that will bring discredit upon the U.S.A.F.

  • December 15, 2011 at 1:12pm

    That is your two cents……and it’s wrong as far as how we think towards our officers (not attacking you personally understand). I AM in the Air Force and in the training environment. And, we specifically teach our Airman to be leaders and to lead by example (not just rely on the Officers). This was a group of individuals doing a silly thing. They made a bad choice, and they’ll face the consequences for that choice.

  • December 13, 2011 at 2:24pm

    What are you talking about????? Military robots……are you serious! I’ve been in the military for 10 years now, and have YET to see a “military robot.”

  • December 13, 2011 at 2:18pm

    It’s not that nobody “pushed the self destruct button.” NO plane has any ordinance (for self destruct) on it, nor are planes allowed to land with ordinance on them. There’s a very simple reason for this, if they crashed on landing then the bombs could likely blow up, injuring anyone who happened to be exposed and in the area, AND quite probably damaging the runway to where it is unusable for the imediate future.

  • December 1, 2011 at 4:36pm

    Actually, we do. The concept of “war” is not “good sportsmanship”. The idea behind war is to win as quickly and efficiently as possible IN ORDER to prevent greater hardship and suffering for all involved, on both sides. So, basically…..we kick their butt so quickly and easily that they don’t have time to kill us, AND they give up before we have to kill any body else. All while accomplishing what is deemed vital to OUR national security.

  • November 8, 2011 at 4:23pm


    A very interesting article, that I thoroughly enjoyed and I will be researching more myself because of it…. but no way to prove any of it realistically, since there’s not exactly a birth certificate (and it doesn’t matter). As I stated before I believe Christ was probably born closer to July (since that is when the Romans typically called for the Jews to make the trip to wherever they were born for the census), but regardless of the reason, we celebrate it on December 25 (July – December = very adequate time for “wise men” (magi) to travel from Babylon (the east). The point is we do and that’s all that matters. Not, meaning to sound mean or argumentative here either, just stating my point of view. God Bless.

  • November 8, 2011 at 3:57pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I am a proud Christian man and love the Governors decision here. But, technically Christ wasn’t born in December, it was probably closer to July. But, that’s irrelevant. The point is that we CELEBRATE it in December and it’s clearly a tree that celebrates CHRISTMAS.

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  • November 8, 2011 at 3:55pm

    Exactly right! My favorite part of this whole hypocrisy is that all these “atheists” and “free-thinkers” won’t hesitate to take a day of for Christmas when the day arrives. If they were that offended, then they would work right through it as if it did not exist….yeah, we’ll see that happen. LOL

  • November 2, 2011 at 11:06am

    I’ll say that they were probably white, “republican” (conservative), and maybe even Christian men. The difference between that group and muslims is that this is ONE ignorant attempt to achieve results through the wrong means…..versus just about every other attack in recent history being attempted by young muslim men. If you look hard enough you can find idiots anywhere, the problem is Muslims, primarily from the Middle East have a suprlus of said idiots. So, your “accusation” holds no water.

  • November 2, 2011 at 8:08am

    I agree with very little of what you normally say SHAMAN…..however, in this case I will say I agree wholetheartedly. I am in the U.S. Military and while I do what I have to do to preserve the few freedoms that exist in this world and protect those around the world who can’t protect themselves, I NEVER have and pray I never will “enjoy” the death of another human being.

  • November 2, 2011 at 8:03am

    And you’ve never been scared?………….You’ve never told any lies?…….Simon Peter was HUMAN and made mistakes (he sinned) which is why Jesus came in the first place. And, NO, the “rock” was not at the gates of hell. Jesus was simply stating that while he would be weak at times (the 3 denials) he would learn and persevere, becoming the solid foundation of our faith.

  • October 28, 2011 at 11:51am

    And notice also that they completely fail to mention that they OWS movement is attempting to turn THIS country into one EXACTLY like those that they mentioned as being the “bad guys.” WTF!!!