User Profile: USAF_SP

USAF_SP

Member Since: October 25, 2012

CommentsDisplaying 20 of USAF_SP's most recent comments.

  • April 9, 2014 at 11:47pm

    You would venture wrong. The Air Force has it’s own security and law enforcement personnel. They don’t take chances when priority resources are at stake.

  • March 28, 2014 at 10:39am

    @warmonger….bssed on your comment I will ask the same question I would ask extremist muslims: if God is omniscient and omnipotent, why does he need people to do his dirty work. Couldn’t he easily just wish it and it would be done? Killing in the name of God = poor excuse for inexcusable behavior.

  • March 25, 2014 at 5:57pm

    @SPQR1, spoken like a true follower of Caesar. Or at least a true follower of “Rules for Radicals” where you just discredit anyone who challenges you.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 2:34pm

    @tired…I have walked the beat and these thugs were wrong, and they used excessive force, in this case lethally, and should be tried as murderers. They teach, or at least they did back in my day, that in order to justify deadly force three things must be present: opportunity, intent, and capability. At various points in the video, I can clearly see 2 of the three, and they even change. But at no point does he display all three. He’s turning AWAY when the shots were fired, meaning no intent. You cannot use deadly force as simply the last item in a checklist of increasing measures just because your other methods failed. If non lethals of one type fail, try another. Pepper spray, stun guns, all sorts of stuff could have been deployed and deployed again until subdued.

  • March 14, 2014 at 7:20pm

    Oh, and before you go all “blinded by your faith” on me…as many on here know. I’m an atheist. I still stand with these young men, and applaud that they will proudly display their religious verses. It’s their RIGHT to practice freedom of religion (yes, even in the military.) What isn’t a right, last time I checked, is the right not to be offended. Miley Cyrus offends me, but I don’t have a right to say she can’t be on TV. Nancy Pelosi offends me, and if I hear her speak, I turn the channel. If I hear someone praying, I am not offended anyway. I am glad they have that right, just as I have the right to keep on a-walkin while they do it.

  • March 14, 2014 at 7:15pm

    I suppose you want those same Cadets, years later now Field Grade Officers to blindly follow orders to confiscate the weapons of Americans during a period of Martial Law due to some event? Or worse, shoot at those same people when they don’t disperse like good little serfs.

    No thanks. I’ll take a “thinking” Cadet corp in any branch of the service, any day over mindless, order-following lemmings. They’re going to be Officers for goodness sake. Good for them that they show they have some testicular fortitude to stand up for their values, beliefs and morals.

    This ex NCO is one who would be proud to salute any one of these Cadets for standing up for what they believe in!

  • March 14, 2014 at 7:10pm

    As an Air Force veteran from the first Gulf War, I call you out on your understanding of discipline. The Air Force does not want, and never has wanted Airmen who blindly follow orders. That’s why it’s okay in the Air Force to ask “Why?” when given an order that doesn’t make sense. The Air Force has the highest enlistment standards of all branches, period. Because of that, they are able to leverage the intelligence and common sense of the individuals in a command. When you wield authority out of fear, you get compliance. When you wield authority out of well-earned respect, you get results. All good Officers and Enlisted men in all branches of the service know this.

  • March 14, 2014 at 7:03pm

    Why is the picture of a Master Sgt.? In the land of the Air Force Academy it’s not the NCO’s you want to focus on, LOL.

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  • March 14, 2014 at 6:57pm

    Call me crazy, but I’m not jumping on this guys bandwagon. When I read the article, something very specific stuck out to me: “What I was able to do in a day or two as an academic administrator takes weeks or months in the federal government…….The Op-Divs, as the front-line offices are called, get our budgets and then have to go hat-in-hand to the administrative support people in the “immediate office” of OASH to spend it, almost item by item.”

    What? You mean someone in the government was actually being concerned and doing a little evaluation before spending money? GOOD FOR THEM!

    What? You mean life in the real world is different than this professors world in academia? You mean there are things like budgets and profits and taxes and such? Sheesh. Why? It’s soooo much easier to live in academia where everything resides in the land of theory rather than reality.

    Glad he quit. Just another liberal who can’t comprehend the real world.

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  • March 14, 2014 at 6:48pm

    Here’s a simple little test. Remove all forms of government handouts. Period. Let the local churches and charities decide who needs help and gets their monies. Betcha those who really do need help get it from their community. And I betcha that that those lazy punks like these suddenly find motivation to work when they’re cold and hungry. Obviously none of us were around in the 1800′s but how many of us would wager that there weren’t many young men that just “hung out” all day? Seemed to work for us back then. See. We can learn from our great grandparents decades and centuries later.

  • March 13, 2014 at 8:18pm

    But why it expected that males must maintain self control at all times, while these (and I use the term very loosely) “women” feel as if they have carte blanche to get physical when they get upset? Double standards much?

  • March 11, 2014 at 8:41pm

    @Southern. You’re absolutely right and yet so, so, wrong at the same time. You’re right in the fact that these companies shouldn’t be required to give away their products for free. What you’re wrong about is that we need the FDA approval process to be years and million-dollars long, and we allow tort cases in the millions. Let those serving on death row volunteer for these studies in exchange for life in prison. A few will die due to side effects, oh well. They were going to be executed anyway. This is a frigging CHILD. Look at his face and tell me you don’t feel the pain his parents must be feeling. If the FDA process wasn’t so crazy, and the drug company wasn’t afraid of crazy lawsuits, the drugs would be much cheaper, more available, and I’m sure they would go out on a limb to save this precious child.

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  • January 23, 2014 at 1:07pm

    @Where’s

    No disrespect to you or to any unit with wich you served, but as ex Air Force Security Police, I will say that we have the training and weaponry 24/7, 365, to keep the bad guys at bay on our bases. Unlike the other branches, Air Force bases have huge numbers of heavily armed security forces on duty every day. Notice how we’ve never had a nuke stolen? Who guards those? Yup, Air Force. Notice it was an Army base that the so called “major” Hassan shot up and they had civilian DOD police respond. Then the Naval yard shooting. Again, no security forces, DOD and other civilian police. When security counts, USAF delivers. Just because we have different missions, doesn’t make one bigger, badder, or tougher. No, I never went through BUDS, no I never slept in the surf shivering, but yes I can take a bad guy down by hand or by a multitude of weapons. This little smurf won’t run, and since my fellow SP’s comprise the second largest police force in the world (British Bobbies being the first) we have enough in numbers to be formidable.

  • January 6, 2014 at 7:17pm

    Um, this story has got to be fake. I mean, there are LAWS preventing felons from owning a firearm to prevent such a thing from ever happening!

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  • November 21, 2013 at 9:11pm

    The only reason for not carrying an AR on a hike on a public land is to become part of the food chain

  • November 12, 2013 at 8:17pm

    @Nilsson, you really are some ******* education getting college student. The only thing that you and I would agree on is that wars are horrible. War is the human race at it’s ugliest (San Fran Nan and Barbra Boxer notwithstanding). I’m sure you’ve seen all the old Gulf War 1 videos showing the precision airstrikes and the new drone footage showing the same. Yes, we do have that capability. And we use it sometimes. But you know what got the Republican Guard to surrender in Desert Storm? B-52′s and carpet bombing tons of dumb munitions. Even their captured commanders said so. Innocent blood is shed during war now, and it certainly was during Korea when our most advanced targeting system was the Norton Bomb Sight. See, back then you flew at night so as to not get shot out of the sky, and you dropped bombs on their bases, but you also dropped them on their factories. Had they relocated all their factories to their bases, the civilian population would have suffered less. I agree with several other posters here when I say that going to war is a terrible thing. But when you find yourself in that terrible thing, your job is to completely overpower the enemies military and war making capability, because if you don’t – they will.

  • October 30, 2013 at 2:57pm

    @Voice You just don’t get it, do you? To serve is the ultimate act of selflessness. You liberals can’t comprehend that because to be liberal is to be selfish. Libs want more entitlements, more special rights, always more, more, more. I have never used any VA services because I have a great job with great insurance, that came along from a lot of hard work. However, I support ANY of my Veteran brothers and sisters who use such services as they have earned the right to – unlike the liberal voting, welfare receiving, too lazy to work, school dropout, baby factories and anchor baby factories you want to redistribute our wealth to.

  • October 29, 2013 at 3:47pm

    I love how they use the term “some.” Wouldn’t “half to 3/4″ be more accurate?

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  • October 28, 2013 at 5:20pm

    Why do lefties who now realize the utter idiocy of Obamacare try and say it’s Romneycare? Romney’s was a state version. This National bill was created lock stock and barrel by the left, pushed by the left, and voted in completely by the left. As painful as history can be sometimes, it’s still the truth that Obamacare was passed by a completely partisan vote. Not one R voted for it. Only Ds. It was too important a bill to read according to Nancy, it just had to have a vote. Well, you voted, and you got it Anconin. Too bad those steep premiums are going to cause you to miss out on the new X box you spend your days in front of.

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  • October 27, 2013 at 10:59am

    I see this as a problem that is going to become more prevalent as we use more and more drones. The man on the ground, or even pilots can say “it was them or me. ” That helps us veterans justify things a bit in our minds. But it’s much more of a stretch to make that argument when you’re nowhere near the danger and still doing the killing. The missile operator may have these feelings too, but they don’t see the aftermath like the drone jockeys. I am glad my fellow airman told his story and I hope he can find help and ultimately find his peace.