User Profile: Kerbouchard

Kerbouchard

Member Since: May 25, 2012

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  • December 2, 2014 at 10:58am

    foobared,

    What was that about driving tanks? Wouldn’t that be a 19K? An HMMWV Driver MOS? Um, okay… is that what an 88M does now? This guy was all over the map. I’ve met several untabbed ranger batt soldiers, but understand it probably wouldn’t stay that way for long. I suspect it’s a bit like being stationed at Bragg or Benning w/o jump wings, you will eventually be harassed and forced to go – even if you remain little more than a five jump chump. To be honest, I’m surprised more people don’t pretend to be 42 series and bore people with administrative details about writing memos or making coffee for their commanders. Therein lies the rub, I guess… that’s not impressive and what attracts the posers.

  • November 24, 2014 at 3:59pm

    “Higher education holds itself out as a kind of universal church, outside of which there is no salvation. Critics are cast as heretics or schismatics endangering the flock. But our greatest danger comes from the herd instinct that drives us to competition and crowds out difference.

    “A Reformation is coming, and its message will be the same as it was 500 years ago: Don’t outsource your future to a big institution. You need to figure it out for yourself.”

    -Peter Thiel, billionaire venture capitalist and philanthropist, in the Washington Post on 21 Nov 2014

  • November 17, 2014 at 12:36pm

    “Shouldn’t a marriage proposal be an intimate moment between two people?”

    It has always been my position that men shouldn’t pop the question if they don’t already have a near solid idea of what the answer will be, and this guy obviously did his homework and likely knew the answer. Good on him – they’ll likely do well and treasure this moment for years to come.

    Depending on the couple, of course, there’s nothing wrong with involving family and friends in a marriage proposal. Moreover, family involvement in many marriages has made the difference in the overall success of those marriages. I would add that the exceptions aren’t usually a matter of familial involvement, but rather a lack of good judgement that leads to unwisely and generally involving others in more intimate and personal matters, across the board, that are not the business of family and friends; this is not usually the case with the proposals themselves.

    “…will likely help contribute to the growing divorce rate numbers…”

    Divorce rates are actually in decline and have been for a good, long while. The idea that one in every two marriages fail is a statistical lie (see my earlier response to Thor.Perun, under repeal1968gca’s comment).

  • November 17, 2014 at 11:56am

    Thor.Perun wrote: ” But 50% marriages end up in divorce,”

    Please forgive me for this, it is not a personal attack, but I am so tired of this false statistic being parroted again and again, as though its mere repetition makes it true; it’s not true – never has been and never will be. Do some research, the peak of divorce probably never surpassed 40%, in the early 80s, and was likely closer to 30% and has been steadily in decline. The introduction of No-Fault divorce in the late 60s and early 70s predictably led to an initial glut of divorces.

    Also, how do you balance the equation when a significant number of divorces are repeat offenders? The chances of a second, third, fourth (and beyond) marriage being successful falls as the number increases. Why is that? A lack of commitment? Ease of repetition? Deeply seated personal issues? It’s a bit anecdotal, but how would you count Elizabeth Taylor’s eight marriages to seven different men? An honest and thorough analysis of the statistics will reveal that 70-90% of all marriages actually succeed. That’s a far cry from the misleading and overly simplistic notion that 1 in 2 of all marriages fail.

  • [8] September 11, 2014 at 2:01pm

    CC32 wrote “Everyone in this audience was dismissed and shut down under the accusation of blind racism, bigotry, and ‘hate’, while not being allowed to express themselves, so what makes our response any different from liberal/progs?”

    Since when is an audience supposed to lecture the speaker or be allowed time to “express themselves” during a talk?

    Most of the instances I have witnessed this happen, especially in an effort to shut somebody up, we’re mostly leftist/progressive audience members during a conservative’s talk. So, what were you saying about the similarities and differences?

    Reminds me of the truism “Liberals want conservatives to shut up. Conservatives want liberals to keep talking.”

  • September 11, 2014 at 1:48pm

    KS, “XD” is an emoticon. Smiling, laughing, mouth open, eyes closed. Look at it sideways, as you would most smileys/emoticons.

  • March 22, 2014 at 10:21pm

    Bacon’s top five? Everybody knows there are six degrees of Kevin Bacon!

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  • March 19, 2014 at 9:48pm

    MR wrote: “Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait because he knew George H. Bush was a wimp like Obama.”

    Knew? George H. Bush committed US troops and pushed Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. Saddam obviously didn’t *know* any such thing.

  • March 7, 2014 at 7:39pm

    “The Sexist Note a Male Passenger [is claimed to have] Left for a Female Pilot”

    This reminds me of another discriminatory note incident, which turned out to be false…

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/08/us/new-york-gay-waitress-tip/

  • February 13, 2014 at 7:09pm

    Topcat,

    Many here cannot seem to grasp or comprehend this idea – that a signature *does not* inherently mean *agreement* with the content of certain documents. IndyGuy seemed to think my mention of a Notary Public’s signature was a poor example, but that’s exactly how some signatures are used. They may simply confirm that a document has been viewed, figures validated, or identities confirmed. Why is this so hard for so many people to understand?

  • February 11, 2014 at 12:28pm

    IndyGuy,

    You are still skipping over the fact that sometimes a signature is not agreement, but rather a verification of a source or validation of a document’s authenticity. In this case, what rules and regulations apply to what is signed, when, how, and why?

    Did Matt Bevin, as President of Veracity Funds, have to sign the chief investment officer’s and vice president of the fund’s, Daniel Bandi’s, memo whether or not it fit Matt Bevin’s personal views of TARP or actions of the Fed?

  • February 11, 2014 at 11:32am

    Edit: “I [shouldn't] be so harsh,”

  • February 11, 2014 at 11:28am

    IG, You are oversimplifying. What did Matt Bevin actually sign and why? I’ve written reports and signed documents that were not *my* opinions or conclusions but were also formatted, unfortunately, in such a way that they made me look like the originator or supporter of the entire document’s contents. In those instances, my signature was usually a validation of the process or handling and not of the content itself. I be so harsh, but I find the knee jerk comments to be highly annoying.

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  • February 11, 2014 at 11:06am

    IndyGuy, Have you ever used a Notary Public? Are they responsible for the content and meaning of a document they sign? Or, are they simply verifying something else by adding their stamp and signature? Hmmm… Don’t think too hard. You might hurt your brain.

  • February 11, 2014 at 11:00am

    SimpleUnTruths, Matt Bevin is on Glenn Beck’s show right now explaining why it’s you who just got caught with your pants down! I find it extremely interesting how you seem to think Matt Bevin is guilty of something damming here without any real proof of it. Simple Truths? Nope. Your name and response shows you to be a hack and a hypocrite.

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  • February 5, 2014 at 12:53pm

    Ivan: How was your day?

    Boris: Average.

    Ivan: What do you mean by average?

    Boris: Worse than yesterday, but better than tomorrow. So, average.

  • January 27, 2014 at 12:26am

    MRINO wrote: “Then explain to me how the plight of this billionaire is like those Jews.”

    This isn’t rocket science – it was class warfare and scapegoating then, just as it is now.

    Your comment about the “far right” pretty much confirms there’s almost nothing, if anything, Republican about you.

  • January 26, 2014 at 1:27pm

    RebelHawk, yes, it is quite easy to see and understand that the self described ModerateRepublican, who feels it necessary to belabor the point by writing “As a ModerateRepublican I am under the weight of obligation to… [allegedly speak for moderate republicans],” is an MRINO – a Moderate Republican In Name Only.

  • December 24, 2013 at 6:34pm

    Wait, trolls and spammers get days off?

  • November 23, 2013 at 1:08pm

    Grover_Standpipe wrote: “…one should always be careful to spell the word school correctly.”

    Perhaps Popp40 is from Metrocity. I heard a story of a child genius conducting his own chemistry experiments in one of their shools and when they didn’t like it they moved the whole shool! I thought Common Core was all about that kind of student-centric,
    self-directed learning.