User Profile: RabidPatriot

RabidPatriot

Member Since: December 17, 2010

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  • [1] January 30, 2015 at 1:39am

    @SAVETHEUNION
    First, I was a competitive shooter for the Army at age 14. I continued this until I went to boot camp at 17. I was in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and continued to shoot competitively for the Army full time. I went to college and trained in the military and taught marksmanship and range estimation at Fort Benning for sniper schools and for whatever else they wanted me to. The Army would send me all over the world to train people, including “allied” foreign soldiers and drug contradiction military personnel. I was then sent through Army Airborne School for mission specific training and was attached to a special reconnaissance unit and we were part of the forward invasion force in Desert Storm. Our job was to find Iraqi armor hidden in the desert and have air cav blow them up. We also destroyed as many missile battery systems that we could find. After the mission was over, I graduated from college and was placed in a Military Intelligence Unit as a Counter Intelligence Officer. I graduated from law school and I remained in Military Intelligence as an All-Source Intelligence Officer and gave legal advice. I’ve retired and now work in health care administrative law.

    I’m plenty qualified to give an intelligent and empirical opinion on the subject.

  • January 29, 2015 at 6:25pm

    At least they are actually using the product being sold. What do puppies and horses have to do with drinking beer?

  • January 29, 2015 at 6:22pm

    I despise all commercials that have virtually nothing to do with the actual product being sold. I don’t mind funny commercials or emotional ones, but this one has absolutely nothing to do with beer. People get mad at commercials showing bikini models eating hamburgers, but at least they’re eating the product that is being sold. Someone give that puppy a beer.

  • [2] January 29, 2015 at 5:51pm

    I don’t know how Chris Kyle conducted himself out in the battlefield and I’m not going to accuse him of anything. I spent a long time in the military and I met all kinds of people. I was a competitive shooter in JROTC, ROTC and in the Army. I was never a combat sniper, but I taught long-range marksmanship to people that did become snipers and squad dedicated marksmen. There are a few kinds of personalities that want to be snipers. One of them are people that are actively seeking the thrill of killing other people and have found a way to do it legally and be patriot at the same time. I followed Chris Kyle very closely while he was selling his book and watched just about every interview he did. I read his book and watched the film. His book and some of his interviews would lead most people, including a combat veteran like myself, to think that maybe he enjoyed killing people just a little too much. The movie’s tone is different than the book and his actual personality as seen in interviews. The movie portrays him as haunted by the taking of life and concerned about the non-combatants. It also shows him as someone that would rather be home with his family as the body count weights on his soul. That completely contradicts his own words in the book and in interviews. He also said that he never shot anyone for just carrying a Koran, but he said he would like to (WTF). We won’t even go into his claims about murdering 30+ American’s here in the U.S.

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  • [5] January 29, 2015 at 3:31pm

    @SacredHonor1776

    “There were other ‘witnesses’ that say it happened” If you followed the trial, you would know that all independent witnesses that were there when Kyle and Ventura had a verbal altercation say that the physical fight never happened. The witnesses that backed Kyle’s story were some of his SEAL friends. Their testimony was considered biased and the jury gave weight to those witnesses that had no relationship to either Kyle or Ventura. It is sad to think that perhaps some members of Kyle’s SEAL team dishonored themselves by giving false testimony to support a brother SEAL. The jury thought that was the case and found in favor of Ventura.

  • [9] January 29, 2015 at 3:16pm

    This entire administration isn’t good enough to make the JV squad.

  • [12] January 29, 2015 at 3:57am

    @Gigi49

    Taya Kyle is only the central defendant because she chose to take over the estate of Chris Kyle. When you choose to take ownership of someone else’s estate, you agree to take ownership of the wealth, liens, taxes and all pending and future lawsuits concerning the estate. You do know that the publisher’s insurance will pay Ventura his money… right? Taya Kyle will keep 100% of all her mega-millions.

    Chris Kyle told several verified tall tales. It’s almost impossible to get sued by a public figure for defamation and lose. Your level of lying and defamation has to be astounding. You hear all of the mega lies that get told about Sara Palin and other conservatives all of the time; and yet the lies aren’t big enough to win a defamation lawsuit. Says a lot about the level of fibbing by Kyle.

  • [12] January 29, 2015 at 3:36am

    He may have given some of his royalties to charity, but it’s in the court documents that the sale of his book continues to generate revenue to his estate and the only way that can happen is if royalties were continuing to be paid. His estate has earned more than 4 million dollars from book sales since the civil verdict was reached. That could only be done through royalties.

    If you think that he earned 10+ million dollars from the publisher in a straight non-royalty payment, then you know nothing about the publishing business. It took him weeks just to cover the small advance from the publisher. Without the Ventura story, he might not have even have covered the advance.

  • [65] January 29, 2015 at 12:54am

    This is what I know. Before Chris Kyle told his Ventura story, his book was at number 113 in sales. After he told that story, his book shot up to number 10. He went from earning thousands in sales to now over 10 million, and that’s not including movie royalties. It is very unlikely that there would have been a movie if the book didn’t jump to number 10 and stay in the top 25 for 8 weeks. Most of the people that defend Kyle today never heard of him before his Ventura story.

    Kyle’s estate is worth 10+ million and keeps growing. Without his Ventura story, his family would have a fraction of that. A court of law determined that Kyle’s story was a lie and it not only defamed Ventura, but was responsible for making Kyle a millionaire. The court decided that Kyle’s estate owed Ventura some money for greatly contributing to his wealth.

    In the end, Kyle’s wife is a mega-millionaire, because of Ventura, and she doth protest too much. I understand she is a widow, but that doesn’t have anything to do with Ventura.

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  • January 29, 2015 at 12:12am

    What do you expect? Provocative activists and lunatic mass murderers both dress in the same costume.

  • [51] January 29, 2015 at 12:10am

    I will say this: these activists do this for no other reason than to alarm and cause trouble and would be the first to complain if officers came knocking on their door in full swat gear and assault rifles slung across their chest, just to ask some basic questions.

    I find that people that live in extremes are usually the biggest hypocrites when the tables are turned.

  • [34] January 28, 2015 at 5:39pm

    “Is the obama administration a terrorist group?” Yes. Next question.

  • [40] January 28, 2015 at 4:43am

    Muslims want their women to cover up = evil and oppressive. Christians want their women to cover up = classy and Godly. WTF

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  • [4] January 27, 2015 at 11:32pm

    The truly incredible thing is that they convince people to stand in line for days, just to replace a phone that works perfect, for another phone that does exactly the same thing. They get these dumb people to herd up like cattle every year.

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  • [2] January 26, 2015 at 2:42pm

    I see a lot of you prescribe to the Common Core version of morals. It took you 27 steps to come to the right answer, but you finally got it. Here’s a participation trophy.

  • [24] January 25, 2015 at 10:34pm

    I have a clear conscience and I don’t wrestle around with the forces of good and evil. I know what the correct and moral thing to do is, so do you and so did she. In the end, after struggling to do the right thing, she did what she should have done immediately.

    What I find disgusting is that she still took a reward and is now getting patted on the back like she did some great thing. A clearly moral person would have seen the mistake and immediately returned the money and would have been happy enough with the fact that they are a good person.
    I guess if you’re the kind of person that struggles through life staying on the straight and narrow, this is a big deal.

  • [33] January 25, 2015 at 5:07pm

    Some people are just stupid.

  • [66] January 25, 2015 at 5:05pm

    There is something wrong with you when you drive home with the cash, need to have a family meeting with your spouse and require that you scare yourself with a watching deity to do the right thing.

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  • [17] January 25, 2015 at 4:57pm

    Over the last 15 years here in WA, the weather has stabilized and has become more pleasant to live here. My garden is far more productive than it was and whatever is happening to the climate… I applaud and I hope it continues. I live right on the Sound and the sea levels haven’t budged an inch. The high water erosion marks on the rocks have probably been there for thousands of years and it’s still at the mark. Maybe if these climate cult people actually went outside and stopped inventing and ignoring data, they would stop with their BS.

  • [53] January 25, 2015 at 3:13am

    This kind of feckless society just invites aggression.

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