I’m surprised at all the negative reactions to the show. I’m in a leadership/management role (NCO) in the military and found a lot of useful information to apply to work. Too often we get caught in the day to day tasks at work and forget to take care of our people. When that happens morale quickly disintegrates and productivity falls. When people WANT to be at work and the unit achieves synergy, magic can happen.
Don't pay attention to the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity. They are much more receptive to preparation for CWII, bashing illegal immigrants, impeaching the president, etc. I was in middle management for many years and there are many good ideas discussed in this segment. Use what you can you and your group will be better for it.
Thanks for serving!
March 15, 2014 at 8:10pm
March 15, 2014 at 8:08pm
They are not supporting the bullies. Life is hard. Everyone gets bullied when they are in school. I for one was bullied pretty mercilessly. Being bullied does teach some very important life lessons and coping skills. This boy needs to learn the lesson that not EVERYTHING he does will be accepted by others. Sometimes you do in fact need to adapt and fit in. For instance what if he grows up and loves the color pink. He wears all pink clothes. He also wants to be a financial planner. He wears a pink suit to his job interview because he thinks he can express himself however he wants with no repercussions. Do you think he will get the job? You can’t coddle your kids and protect them from every negative experience. However, this whole situation could have been easily prevented by not taking a girls lunch box to school. Do you really think his mother was doing right by the child by allowing him to take it to school? How about plastering his name and picture all over the internet? When he is an adult and prospective employers research him, this story will come up. He will always be the brony kid. Nice job Mom.
And what if he ever overcome this gay stuff and miraculously likes women in the future?....any potential girlfriend will know he's a "brony" and will think that he's gay....
It’s really disgusting how this woman handled this situation.....
GBTV I'm continuously flummoxed at the stupidity that comes out of your mouth. The vast majority of bronies are straight, so it would not be miraculous at all were he to like women. And there are lots of female fans of the show too, so even if every single female non-fan of the show on the entire planet were willing to write him off because of one silly hobby then he'd still be able to find a girlfriend.
February 14, 2014 at 11:44pm
Germany has a small, highly educated population, without the hordes of illegal aliens, hoodrats and white trash trailer dwellers sucking up welfare resources. Apples to Oranges. Agree about the Chamber.
February 14, 2014 at 10:36pm
Mark is actually proposing solutions – not just bitching. Read The Liberty Amendments. He runs a legal foundation that regularly sues the federal government over its abuses of power. It was his foundation that helped take Obamacare to the Supreme Court. By the way how much does John Boehner pay you? Have a great day!
February 3, 2014 at 11:00pm
My wife and I had almost an identical experience. My daughter had trisomy 13. We found out that there were anomalies at about 18 weeks. She was born with a heart defect, cleft palate and was blind. They said she would only last about a week, but she lasted 5 weeks – she was a fighter. We cherished every moment with her and miss her terribly. The hardest thing I have ever done is watch my baby girl die in front of my eyes…it will haunt me forever.
Sjrcg, I pray you and your wife find comfort in the absolute knowledge that you and your precious baby daughter will be reunited in God's Kingdom one day. Wishing God's blessings for your family.
January 18, 2013 at 11:46pm
I used to carry an M9 for work and loved it. Shot thousands of rounds through it and it felt like an extension of my arm, perfectly balanced and fit nicely in my hand. I own a 1911 and love it, but I still prefer the M9. I can put 16 rounds on target in seconds and swiftly reload due to the chunky mag that finds its home much easier then the 1911. In fact I am looking to buy one here shortly. I have seen the slide snap in two before, but this was on a twenty year old gun that had hundreds of thousands of rounds put through it if not more. Plus we had probably shot 6-700 rounds at the range that day alone. Now we carry the Sig P229 DAK which I cannot stand. Its an unbalanced POS with a terrible trigger in my opinion.
November 13, 2012 at 8:35pm
Its a non-violent purge of the military’s top brass. The end of The Godfather comes to mind: “Today I take care of all the family business.”
November 13, 2012 at 8:32pm
I love all these lavish parties these officers are attending. The grunts are getting their asses shot off and these guys are living the high life. Yet one more reason why the military needs to be reorganized. Why is it still based on the model of the British Army/Navy of 300 years ago? Officers and enlisted were needed back then because most of the enlisted personnel could not even write. Hell it even goes back to the feudal system with the nobility as the knights and the serfs as the soldiers. This system creates massive bureaucracies and inexperienced entitled leaders. What law enforcement agency in their right mind would promote someone straight out of the police academy to a chief of police position or even a shift sergeant position? Wouldn’t happen. Look at the support units: 2 E-4 clerks report to an E-5, who reports to an E-6, who reports to an E-7 who reports to a warrant officer, who reports to an O-3 etc etc. Seriously? The real question is why these generals have agreed to the BS rules of engagement that are getting the troops killed over there! Obviously they have more important things on their minds.
Agree. Should consider the Israeli model with all officers serving 2 years as enlisted before officer training. Get rid of elitist academies and use ROTC scholarships for officer training.
I agree, but
the academies AND ROTC are there to fill Affirmative Action slots, these days. They're not looking for a meritocracy like Israel. Remember Colin Powell, everyone's Republican hero, until he wasn't?ROTC. They use to have a more honest system called OCS, but politics is now (last 40 yrs) more important than competence.
November 7, 2012 at 10:12pm
Exactly. Checkmate. Republic over. Thanks to all the McCain voters who sat this one out. Happy now?
November 7, 2012 at 6:30pm
I think a lot of people here are missing the point: Libertarianism will not help us here in the future. This was an all hands on deck situation here and we still lost. We have lost the argument and the country. The takers have realized they can vote themselves money. There will NEVER be another Republican President. People want MORE government not less. The only time “swing” voters turn libertarian is if they want legal pot and gay marriage. These people will never vote for a Republican anyway. The Republic died yesterday.
October 2, 2012 at 6:03pm
I knew it! Finally the truth is coming out about Romney’s past!
October 1, 2012 at 6:13pm
He’s just now going to look into doing something about this? The fact that he has agreed to the bs rules of engagement over there shows he is incompetent and does not care about victory or his men. FAIL!
You have said it well. This IS another Vietnam - with NO end goal - just killing our military and spending billions of dollars for nothing - not even revenge. It took the Soviet Union 10 years to figure out that Afghanistan is a losing proposition for everyone and left with their tails between their legs - just as we will in the end do - unless we really decide to go to WAR and beat the crap out of the people and take over - then blow the hell out of any neighbor who even thinks of objecting - like Pakistan.
October 1, 2012 at 6:10pm
It is legal for them to search the phone since the person is crossing an international border, deleting the video probably not.