JohnofoOregon, what three tours? He was in Subic Bay Philippines. He was on UDT team 12, not SEAL Team 12. there are differences in their mission. He did survive BUD, that both had to go through.
 July 30, 2014 at 5:15pm
It is hard to defame someone when you just give a vague description of them. In the book he is mentioned only as scruffy face.
 July 22, 2014 at 12:32am
You beat me to it Murray.
March 29, 2014 at 9:12am
Because woodyee, this is the same crap that happened to the troops starting with Vietnam and some of us remember. You had 6 years in the Corp but can’t understand that. Must have been the 34 years on the Government teat. Some of us do remember the crap we faced when we got out and want to make damn sure it doesn’t happen to this generation. If your claims are accurate we are about the same age, you should have this Generation’s back, because no one had ours.
March 19, 2014 at 9:41am
A little history check on the mop and bucket troll.
George HW Bush was not CIA director under Carter he was there under Ford.
Carter never funded Al Queda they didn’t exist till much later, neither did the Taliban.
We knew Bin Laden had escaped Afghanistan during the battle of Tora Bora. The only Coalition forces there were Special Ops, Delta, SF, CIA, British SBS, It was a classic UW situation with Spec Ops supporting the Afghan Northern Alliance troops. Which was part of the problem.
In all my life I have never met anyone who used to be a Marine, I know a LOT of former Marines. As for me I am just an old paratrooper.
February 15, 2014 at 4:39pm
As another published author I would concur. I have used ideas from Dean Koontz in my dystopian novels but always explain where it came from.
For hay suos before you ask my work is all published under my name, which is the one I use here. Look it up.
Then you should have taken into account the terrain that they were inserting to. You don’t parachute into extremely mountainous, rocky areas where broken limbs are possible if you have other options. Also SEALs tend to use HAHO more than HALO. Now what unit uses Mountain, HALO, and Scuba Platoons?
September 19, 2013 at 9:18am
CF, the one big trucker strike that had any real affect was back in the 70s. Judging from the comments by other truckers here I can see that we still haven’t had enough to do much about things yet.
September 18, 2013 at 9:59pm
First let me present my credentials, twenty three years behind the wheel, pulling flatbed, dry vans, reefers, and lowboys. I have watched the government attack our industry for years, fuel prices, exhaust emissions, work schedules, safety ratings and on and on. Kalifornia had decided that everybody needs a new truck, so if your truck is older than 2006 (next year it will be 2008) you won’t be allowed to operate in the state. All because of an exhaust regeneration system that actually lowered the MPG of previous model trucks. Manufacturers rated many trucks in the 7 to 8 MPG range before 2010, my new 2013 is rated at 6 MPG. This is just the tip of it all, from Hours of Service Rules that make no sense, to equipment inspection standards that make no sense.
I don’t know who these people are but I hope they do well with this. I remember the attempted shut down in 93. Reports were that only about 1% actually participated. There was some positive changes but it didn’t last long. We truckers can be a cantankerous lot, but we love what we do and that is part of the problem. Now if we can come together this just might work.
For the old school drivers 3s and 8s, keep the dirty side down and the shiny side up. This is the old Coaster from 3088 Volvo blvd, Highway somewhere USA. I’m gone.
The farmers have done it and I do believe truckers pretty well shut it down once when I was still young
The farmers strike was the first time , only time I can recall , that I heard of "PARITY"
CF, the one big trucker strike that had any real affect was back in the 70s. Judging from the comments by other truckers here I can see that we still haven't had enough to do much about things yet.
Who wants to drive a big rig in California anyway? The desperate immigrants from all over the world love to get a quick cash infusion from your insurance company by driving their little compact cars into your big bad rubber tires and claim all sorts of damages, including emotional distress at seeing such a big vehicle, relegated to the right lanes, when they are trying to get on the freeway. (Says this truckers' -- yes that is plural -- daughter.)
September 13, 2013 at 2:57pm
There are those in this world who look at everything as an excuse to not succeed, others like this little girl who have a legitimate excuse, never use it. It is the second kind that set the world on fire with the good they can accomplish.
September 11, 2013 at 9:05pm
Couldn’t help but put this in writing. It is what was going through my mind last night and today, imagining the sound and the effect of all those motorcycles rolling through DC.
Onward They Rode.
And the ground trembled
Thunder filled the air,
As on they came.
From the West Coast
They rolled ever onward,
Across desert and mountain.
The Great Plains were alive,
Not with buffalo, but bikes,
Like great herds of old they gathered.
Out of the North they rolled,
Up from the South they came
From every state came the roar.
Citizens, every shape and color
On horses made of Iron
Rolling ever onward.
Bikes carrying Patriots
Bringing the message,
WE WILL NOT BE STOPPED.
And in the memory
Of those tragic days they cried
This is OUR COUNTRY.
Onward they rode
Defying the bureaucrats
Our permit is the Constitution.
Into the Capital they rode
People cheering them on
From the highways they cried out
Let Freedom Ring they thundered
And the ground shook
The air carried the rumble.
America saw her people,
Once more rise up in her name
As onward they rode.
Edd Voss 9/10/2013 revised 9/11/13
If you share this please keep my name with it. That is all I ask.
August 14, 2013 at 9:32am
Safer than riding in Ted Kennedy’s car.
June 21, 2013 at 10:40pm
Forget about Waco. Northern Idaho still remembers Ruby Ridge, Richard Butler and the Aryan Nations. This maybe totally as presented but there will be some push back from the locals.
February 12, 2013 at 12:50am
I see that the tactic of the left is just a rehash of the 70s. The man Chris and his friend were trying to help suffered from PTS. That doesn’t make him a lunatic. People from all walks of life suffer from life altering stress at some point and they learn to deal with it. Doing something familiar is one of the ways that people deal with the stress. Nothing allows you to feel in control like target practice. The ritual is one that a SEAL or Marine would find comforting. As would the ability to hit the target.
January 24, 2013 at 8:58pm
Not all revolvers will fire every time you pull the trigger. That only works with one that is double action, others are single action and the hammer must be cocked for each new shot.
January 5, 2013 at 11:48am
I have to weigh in on this one. We (my wife and I) own 20 acres in Washington State. When we bought it there was a stick built house and a log cabin on it. The log cabin was not habitable when we moved on to the property. slowly we were making it safe to live in when my sister-in-law who is disabled and her son who was her caregiver needed a place. We offered to let them live in the cabin for three years rent free if they finished fixing it up, after that they could live there another two years and the rent would be $300 a month. They got it barely livable then quit, when the three years was up the son took off leaving his mother without a caregiver. We took over. Suddenly the company my son-in-law was working for shut their doors, the house they were renting got sold and they had nowhere to go. Long story shortened, sister-in-law moved into the main house with us daughter, husband and kids moved into the cabin agreeing to one year free, after that $300 a month. Turned into a major flare up and my daughter hasn’t spoken to her mother or I in over two years.
I believe in charity and helping others, but it seems that it is no longer appreciated by those who receive it. They seem to think that it is owed to them. It has been made very clear to everyone now that this is OUR land not something that we owe to the family.
December 30, 2012 at 10:53pm
I would love almost any review I could get on Amazon. What is the old saying any publicity is good publicity.
December 28, 2012 at 10:50am
So I guess we should ban driving after dark. since that is when most possums end up splattered.