User Profile: Consulo

Member Since: December 12, 2012


  • [1] March 27, 2013 at 2:38pm

    Isn’t this the guy from “Doomsday Preppers” season 1? The guy who developed a pretty cool edged e-tool, but then managed to shoot himself in his own hand while fiddling with a 10/22 while in the desert with his kids? I think the show’s medical team had to rescus him as he was passing out from shock. No reflection on this product, but just an interesting connection.

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  • December 12, 2012 at 5:41pm

    You are misquoting the Wall Street Journal article. The quote you attribute to Bordin came from a general officer. Regardless, if this handbook will help reduce friction between forces and contributes to fewer green-on-blue attacks, then so what if it provides some “taboo” discussion areas. I mean, we were all taught when we were young that religion and politics are not pleasant dinner topics, because it gets people riled up. Soldiers are there to do a mission–and it’s not to change the Afghans’ minds about social issues like women’s rights and how to handle their cousin who is in the Taliban. They just need to prepare and train the Afghan police and army, so we can get out of there ASAP. Now if you want to debate whether or not we should still be in Afghanistan at all–that’s a discussion worth having. This is a non-issue.

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