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Lt_Scrounge

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  • [11] August 16, 2015 at 12:19am

    Not likely to be Blaze commenters. Most of us wouldn’t have missed and don’t need to steal any firearms. We’ve got more than enough of our own already.

  • [1] August 16, 2015 at 12:17am

    Jade Helm is an exercise in infiltration and human intelligence gathering. Supposedly they are practicing intelligence gathering techniques for overseas use, but that’s a smokescreen. They are trying to infiltrate communities here to gather intelligence on who is going to cause problems if they declare martial law. My logic for saying that is that techniques are different based on the culture and what works here won’t work overseas. At least not in any country that we are currently engaged in hostilities in.

  • [1] August 14, 2015 at 8:51pm

    It could’ve been a lot worse. She could’ve deposited the check, had the bank fail to credit the deposit to her account and then bounce a check to the IRS. There was one VERY embarrassed bank manager when I walked in with an ATM receipt showing that I had made a deposit 5 days before they bounced the check. When I explained that the check that they had just bounced despite my deposit was to the IRS, she turned a bright pink and immediately began apologizing profusely. The bank not only reversed the bounced check charges, they also sent a letter to the IRS AND covered the IRS returned check fee.

  • [1] August 10, 2015 at 10:50pm

    IIRC the record for a confirmed sniper kill is over 2400 meters. That’s around a mile and a half. It was fired by a British corporal.

  • [40] August 2, 2015 at 12:46pm

    Two words – Locked and Loaded.

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  • [25] August 2, 2015 at 12:44pm

    You’re right. Hitler wouldn’t have been able to accomplish his evil without the aid of Goebbels and Himmler. Obamao is almost entirely dependent on the aid of Sharpton and previously Jesse Jackson (I guess JJ has decided to hide out since junior went to prison for theft) to foment his racial strife. Wouldn’t a nice little race war be the perfect excuse to implement martial law and “postpone” (cancel) the 2016 election?

  • August 2, 2015 at 12:39pm

    I know that feeling. I’m waiting to see if I get a raise this year and how big it will be. I’ve only been sales team MVP 4 or 5 times in the last 12 months. 3 in the last 6. I’ve gotten above average wages every year so far with this company but they have been cutting back rather severely since the implementation of Obamacare. I’ve got VA so they don’t have to provide me with insurance.

  • [2] August 2, 2015 at 12:32pm

    Bread and Circuses for the entitlement crowd while the elitists turn this into an aristocracy.
    I hate working an hourly wage. I prefer a salary plus commission. That way when I do things like earn sales team MVP 3 out of 6 months so far this year, I get something more than a certificate emailed to me saying thanks for the hard work. On one sales team, I even had them take my name out of consideration for numerous months because the team leader said that other team members told him they were getting discouraged because I was getting the award so often. I told my boss that I don’t work the way I do to win awards, I win awards because I work the way that I do. I would love a 70K a year salary, but being paid the same as slackers always ticks me off.

    About the only thing that ticks me off worse is being passed over for a promotion because I don’t socialize with the bosses. One of my two jobs has promoted numerous people who have no management or supervisory experience into supervisory positions because of the way that they socialize with management.

  • [1] August 2, 2015 at 12:24pm

    Maybe he should’ve read “Atlas Shrugged” or at least watched the DVDs. He’s gotten himself a real world version of “The 21st Century Motor Company” going there. John Gault won’t be knocking on his door. Now his two employees who quit might be seeing a modern version of John Gault inviting them to join his strike.

  • [1] July 19, 2015 at 12:59am

    I can answer that for you in three words. Age and Alcohol Consumption. Officers and NCOs tend to be a little older and more mature than your basic recruit. It simply isn’t wise for an 18 yr old away from home (and possibly drinking illegally) for the first time to be living in a barracks with firearms at hand. Officers and NCOs tend to be older and hopefully mature enough to be responsible enough to not let their emotions, especially when intoxicated, to over rule good sense when dealing with a firearm. Of course, we also had officers who were so lacking in proficiency with their issued weapon that they weren’t even capable of disassembling it for cleaning. I had to teach people who out ranked me how to disassemble their 1911s for cleaning.

  • [1] July 19, 2015 at 12:50am

    My real concern at this point is who has our backs when the politicians turn the police (and possibly the military) on the people? While the actions of the politicians would be unconstitutional, that hasn’t seemed to have stopped them lately.

  • [1] July 15, 2015 at 9:38pm

    Like I was explaining to a woman on the phone today, military training is dangerous. When I was in during the mid 80s, every single monthly rotation to the National Training Center at Ft Irwin had resulted in one or more fatalities for over 3 years. We had three people killed during our training cycle. I’ve got a messed up knee and a slowly degenerating neck from injuries while in the military. You don’t have to go to combat to get severely injured. We had two soldiers fall asleep at the wheel of a truck and roll it down a hill. Luckily it was one of the OshKosh HMTT with a four point safety harness. They escaped any injury to anything but their pride and the motor sergeant pulled the truck back onto it wheels, started it up and drove it back to the motor pool for repairs.

  • [2] July 15, 2015 at 9:32pm

    We had to bury one of our NCOs on the same day that the unit bowling team had leagues. The other team was a bit upset that myself and a staff sergeant were buying the team a round on virtually every frame. One made the mistake of opening her big mouth to my now ex-wife. She let them know in no uncertain terms, that bowling was NOT our most important responsibility that day, burying a comrade killed in an accident had been. The other team got VERY silent about our less than sober efforts the rest of the night.

  • [2] July 15, 2015 at 9:27pm

    If you are talking about USAA, you need to do some research. You could probably NOT get coverage from USAA. Until recently it was ONLY available to military officers, advanced military cadets, and their descendents. It is what is called a reciprocal insurance company and was founded by 5 military officers who didn’t want to pay the high prices of commercial insurance. A few years ago they decided to allow non commissioned officers and their descendents to join as well. When they talk about how the right to join was EARNED during a particular military engagement, they are simply stating that those people who enjoy coverage from USAA were not handed it, someone, somewhere earned them that right. Much like the founding fathers and members of the Continental Army earned our freedom for us. Unfortunately, that freedom is far too undervalued by far too many people in this country. My gun safe has a magnet on it that says, “For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know.” BTW, I’ve had my insurance through USAA for over 30 years.

  • June 21, 2015 at 1:12am

    Actually it does in the taxation rate, the utilities rates, and the union shops. All of which raises the cost of production. Union blackmail is the primary reason why Colt didn’t go to CNC machining over a decade ago. The UAW (who represents the machinists and gunsmiths) threatened to go on strike if Colt updated their machinery to cut costs. Instead of losing a handful of jobs, Colt was forced to eliminate their entire double action revolver line and ended up killing of hundreds. Colt Pythons are beautiful weapons (I’ve had three of them) but they are labor intensive to produce, unless you produce the basic parts on metal injection molding and CNC equipment. Then you can produce them at a cost on par with a comparable S&W revolver, but with higher quality. The UAW was against the equipment upgrade because it would allow fewer machinists to produce the basic parts while keeping the same number of gunsmiths busy assembling the weapons.
    There were a number of articles about things that went wrong in Colt that caused the company to file chapter 11 back in 2000. The story that I just mentioned was from one of them. Other problems included Colt’s lack of responsiveness to the civilian market for items like high capacity double action handguns, compact revolvers and even 22 pistols. Colt had sold 22 pistols in the past, but had discontinued them. The later brought out one that was outsourced from someone else. It was a nice gun but only on the market for a short period.

  • [-1] June 10, 2015 at 10:00pm

    We had a catcher try to block the base path repeatedly in one pony league game. I got around him without much problem because he was too busy trying to catch the guy who was following me on the base paths. That runner on the other hand simply lowered his head and inserted his batting helmet into the guys upper left chest snapping his collar bone. End of his blocking the plate for a few months.

    Our team scored back to back unearned runs that inning. I walked, got the pitcher to balk and then stole third and eventually home. The next guy walked, stole second, third and home. That catcher was having a bad day all the way around.

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  • [2] April 18, 2015 at 9:23pm

    Only in the same states that have strict laws against defending yourself. In Arizona, virtually anything that stops the bad guy is legal.

  • [6] April 18, 2015 at 9:21pm

    There are some highly intelligent and well educated entertainers. They just happen to not be the ones that get involved in political discussions that they are not qualified to discuss. The girl who plays Amy on “Big Bang Theory” actually has a PhD in the field she portrays on the show. Dolph Lundgren has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from MIT. Mira Sorvino has (IIRC) a Masters or PhD in East Asian Studies. Notice how none of them try to pretend to be experts on political topics?

  • [4] April 18, 2015 at 9:16pm

    I’ll happily dial 911 AFTER I dial 9mm. I just hope that I don’t have to make either call more than once.

    No police cruiser on the planet travels in excess of 1200 feet per second like a good hollow point.

  • [4] April 13, 2015 at 9:48pm

    I work with doctors wanting to know what benefits medicaid recipients are eligible for in a number of states and I can tell you that Medicaid benefits are far superior on virtually every level to what our VA benefits are. Need glasses? Half of the states will pay for an exam and a new pair of glasses every other year. Need dental work? No problem most of that basic stuff is fully covered with no deductible or co pay. Need a ride to the doctor? They’ll pick you up and drive you to the doctor a few times a year. Seldom a copay and never a deductible.

    If you’re a veteran, you have to go to the VA hospital if it is less than 60 miles away. You get 2 appointments a year and have to drive yourself. Got a job? Expect to pay a co payment (flat amount per visit), or a co share (a percentage of the overall cost of the procedure.) Want to go to a doctor of YOUR choosing? Not unless you’re paying for it. VA doesn’t cover that. Medicaid will cover any doctor that will accept their ridiculously low payment rates.

    It truly shows the priorities of this country when lifelong Medicaid parasites who have given nothing to this country are treated better than the veterans who have given nearly everything for it.

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