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  • [18] December 16, 2014 at 8:16am

    The Lions in Winter.

    I suspect the “Nuts” was really FU

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  • [1] December 10, 2014 at 9:07am

    My avatar is the branch insignia for US Army Intelligence. I was water boarded during E&E training. It is unpleasant, painful and scary. Except the scary part, the unpleasant and painful part ends almost immediately after the towel is off. The scary part is psychological which creates the fear of continued water boarding. I don’t view that as torture since the relief from pain is immediate. Real torture is gruesome.

    This report is about ancient stuff in the world of politics and war. It is only released because the libs lost the midterm.

  • December 5, 2014 at 9:49am


  • [3] December 5, 2014 at 9:44am

    When I was in, the rule was to travel in Class A uniform. We could get away by wearing khakis or tropical worsted. Wearing fatigues in the civilian world was to and from post with a grocery store stop okay.

    No way is this tub of lard a Ranger. I doubt that there such a person as a fat Ranger. He looks like he is pushing the Army maximum weight limit.

    When I was in, Staff Sergeants do not call other Staff Sergeants by their rank. They use “Sergeant” or the persons last name.

  • [1] December 4, 2014 at 9:49am

    I am convinced that in the protesters view justice is when a cop is lynched from a street light after being beaten and mutilated.

  • [6] December 2, 2014 at 9:45am

    Recently I watched a local educational channel that was a discussion group of Iraq and Afghanistan . One of the topics was people thanking them for their service. They resented it but were polite to the person saying it. Their point was that no civilian should be thanking them for the horrible things they did in war.

    I respect their opinion but disagree. Most Vietnam vets go out of their way to thank current members of the military for 2 reasons:

    1. We were never thanked. We were cursed.
    2. We are really thanking them for their sacrifice.

    In my mind, I sacrificed very little compared to a combat veteran, even though we both served.

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  • [5] December 2, 2014 at 9:26am

    You are a veteran. Don’t take that away from yourself. You earned it.

    When you took the oath, there was no promise that you wouldn’t be in combat situation. You did what most American’s do not do. You willingly joined. That is called service. Big difference between you and I compared to combat veterans not only have service but sacrifice.

  • [3] December 1, 2014 at 9:26am

    In graduate school, I took a 1 hour course called “How to Lie with Statistics”.
    Many in the black community apparently read the text book also.

    They claim black on black murders is disingenuous and can not be compared to white on black murders or police discrimination. White on black is what counts.

    They are basically saying that dead young black men are only important if a white kills them.

  • [5] November 24, 2014 at 4:38pm

    It matters not who was in or not in the picture. The flag raising on Iwo Jima has transcended that moment to represent every Marine and Navy Corpsman who was on that island. Even a doggie knows this.

  • [2] November 24, 2014 at 9:43am

    This kid was clearly a child. But, a gun has no age and works in anyone’s hands.

    Some time Google airsoft guns. They are replicas of the actual weapon except for the orange tip. When the tip is removed, it looks like a real weapon unless a person is within about 5 feet.

  • [10] November 24, 2014 at 9:17am

    My First Shirt told me: Everyone dies. Just make sure you don’t die of the stupids.

  • [2] November 14, 2014 at 9:21am


    My grandfather was over there also but in 1917. By then every one was stone cold killer.

  • [3] November 13, 2014 at 11:08am

    I liked Country Joe and the Fish:

    Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
    Uncle Sam needs your help again.
    He’s got himself in a terrible jam
    Way down yonder in Vietnam
    So put down your books and pick up a gun,
    We’re gonna have a whole lotta fun.

    And it’s one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam;
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

    Come on Wall Street, don’t be slow,
    Why man, this is war au-go-go
    There’s plenty good money to be made
    By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,
    But just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
    They drop it on the Viet Cong.

    And it’s one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam.
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

    Well, come on generals, let’s move fast;
    Your big chance has come at last.
    Now you can go out and get those reds
    ‘Cause the only good commie is the one that’s dead
    And you know that peace can only be won
    When we’ve blown ‘em all to kingdom come.

    And it’s one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam;
    And it’s five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

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  • November 13, 2014 at 11:06am

    Like all I am upset by this fool’s language. It has no place in a Veteran’s Day concert.

    But, to think that veterans are truly upset about the F word, in and of itself, it ridiculous. The F word in the military is used as a noun, verb, adverb and adjective and is seldom associated with the vulgar act itself. It permeates military speak. It is used to express anger, disappointment, surprise, a person, resignation to a situation, the status of a new guy, a weapon, a meal, on and on.

  • [1] November 13, 2014 at 10:01am

    Gravel is dead bang on.

  • November 7, 2014 at 11:55am

    I thought that enlisted personnel in the Navy have ratings (known as MOS to the rest of us).

    I thought SEAL was strictly voluntary.

    I don’t know what O’Neill’s rating is but could he have not requested assignment to that rating and served out the remaining 4 years?

    Is this true?

  • [1] November 6, 2014 at 9:51am

    My only personal contact with USN SEALs was in Vietnam. They provided intelligence but were ghosts. Sure a lot of troops knew about the mission but they never talked outside of their unit.

    This SEAL willingly made himself a target by claiming he killed Bin Laden. He also made everyone around him a target. Muslims preferred method of killing is by bomb. Imagine a bomb going off in a mall this SEAL was in.

    He just put innocents in harm’s way. In my opinion, he made a bad decision. I just hope no innocent pays for it.

  • [1] November 5, 2014 at 9:22am

    Frankly, I am feed up with stories about the Catholic Church. This is my last response to any religious article.

    I am a Catholic with all that implies.

    I never think about or care about what Protestants think or believe. The beliefs of any Protestant denomination means nothing to me.

    We will each find out when we die.

    What would suck would be if the Buddhists were right.

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  • [10] November 5, 2014 at 8:31am

    I lived in Salt Lake City from 1978 to 1982. At that time, Blacks were statistically insignificant in the population. The day I moved to Salt Lake, a young black man was shot while jogging. The LDS President had a “vision” that blacks could be members of the church. Coincidently, this was the same time the DOJ was investigation race prejudice in Utah. Fast forward, Utah elects a black female. That is historic.

  • November 4, 2014 at 9:00am

    Read the story. Episcopalian not Catholic.

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