Build a man a fire, keep him warm for a day. Set a man on fire, keep him warm for the rest of his life.
@Apples I feel uncomfortable that you mention me by name and then post this....
2 days, 21 hours ago on Getting to Know your Fellow Cbloggers – 22
@Apples how do you not know?
@Apples @AngryPanda its all relative. We all went and did what was asked of us, rage will say the same thing i just did even though he got into it a lot harder than I did. I Feel like if you did all you could possibly do given your mission than you did ok. SOme folks just draw way shittier missions. I worry for my pal thunderchief. he is just about done with SF training and its kind of an interesting time to wear a green beret. He;ll be back in the sand in a few months i'm sure
@Apples @AngryPanda if she will put a spider in her mouth...
@Apples @AngryPanda but, i did punch an iraqi so hard i fucked up my wrist, and i'll always have that.....
@Apples @AngryPanda no like I got knocked around and what not but i don't like to say i was in the shit cause i was in a few minor flare ups. I dunno, lots of dudes were in "flare ups" the entire time they were over there. I had days i jsut kind awent to work and hung out for a while and went to sleep.
@Apples i was over there and met lots of people and I like to learn about whats going on around me. I talk about the military a lot but I had a very minor role in all of it over there. Sometimes I feel like I might mislead you guys talking like i was rambo or something
@Apples dude, don't put me "in the thick of the shit" I've been in "some shit" but don't ever mistake me for a hardened combat vet. Way more folks did way more than I ever have.
@Apples I would.
@bgw @Rage @Apples its not really hiking cause its a pretty slow walk type thing but i cover some ground
@bgw @AngryPanda @Rage @Apples plus i'm not fond of sitting still and hunting, you like hiking. hell i must cover 10 miles a day during hutning season, sometimes the fucking kayak gets involved.
s@bgw @AngryPanda @Rage @Apples sure you can, it's easy
@bgw @AngryPanda @Rage @Apples dude get your license! lets go hunting. I have two tags the govt gave me this year plus unlimited tags i gave myself! nothing beats not buying ground beef ever again
@bgw @AngryPanda @Rage well i got off until wednesday, you need a lift or something im obliged.
@Dapper Dad Man shit you said hi like 2 hours ago and vanished
@Rage @Apples beeg and I aren't in an area where amish tourism is common but I think near enough that they are aware that people vacation in amish country Also lots of Mennonites, at least where i'm at and i bet they get sick of being compared to em by folks who can't tell em apart.
@bgw @Rage relatively new car isn't it?
@Rage @Apples really? I always found them to be kind of dickish. Maybe thats cause When I see em they are tired of talking to fucking tourists who ask them if they are in a mafia or something
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples thats what i'm saying. Say you are a pilot that gets shot down and they find you. better hope that someone in that...tribe i guess is the word...one of his ancestors was wronged by an ISIS member, becasue he will protect you with his life then. Or he will sell you to the highest bidder, and you ahve zero chance of knowing what will happen
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples I am trying to make a comparison that would make sense to cblog but i can't it's like they are part of the landscape. If nothing else a very interesting people
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples they have their rules that they abide by as well and yo just hope that they are in your favor
@Rage @Apples they consider themselves citizens of, the fucking sand or something, not any particular country. They are like hardocore desert libertarians or something. Our equivilant is like, I dunno a church going Native American moonshiner who also walks from maine to florida every year while raising cattle? I don't know that we have anything close
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples have you ever had an extended conversation with em? They ARE insane but I think they are a kind of insane you would dig.
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples I was at bucca, so was this baghdadi guy. Because of the famous timeline they just straight up let everyone go in 2009 when I was there we had like 12,000 detainees No idea how many were there at the end but i know I worked compound 10, which was the highest number at the time and i talked to guys that went later and they had built at least a half dozen or so more compounds. And come 2009 they basically just opened the doors and said "ok promise to be good"
2 days, 22 hours ago on Getting to Know your Fellow Cbloggers – 22
@Apples the amish don't like tech, that is a given. I always wondered how they settled on late 1800's tech was just enough to use without pissing off God. Shouldnt they be using rocks and wearing animal hides and whatnot? Hell even that is a form of technology.
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples they seem to be the only folks over there worth a fuck save for the occasional Bedouin. Shame how the politics work out.
@Rage @Apples Of course Israel is back by us. the Kurds sit on oil with he rest of that region so if it is Exxon and Mobil that don't want it, well our politicians won't be as supportive so I think you are right about the allowed part...
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples Do you think they are concerned with "allowed" though?
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples Are you familiar with camp Susa? I may be spelling that wrong. pronounced Suz-Ah
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples I feel like they have been relatively inactive (compared to what they could be doing) I think they are happy to let ISIS fight whatever pieces of shit army Iraq managed to cobble together until they tear eachother up. I think not only do the kurds get their own spot, but they carve out some ocean front property as well. Access to the gulf never hurts oil countries. All depnds on how it plays out of course, and you know them better than I
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples honestly i was thinking the kurds come away from all of this with their own little slice of heaven that is northern Iraq
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples yah, thats really all it is. I build a time machine and smoke this baghdadi dude so some other dick would just be in charge. Fuckin endless
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples keep forgetting, looks like it's gonna be a trilogy.
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples sorry, gulf war 1
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples its like how poeple talk about "what if you could go back in time and kill hitler?" type of things. I've had the leader of ISIS in handcuffs at some point in my life, probably a bunch of times. Dude if i could just go back. No way to know then though, like i said he waas just some regular dildo then
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples how do you feel about how the gulf war was handled in regards to the kurds, the no fly zones and such? I've been reading on that lately.
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples so you'll appreciate this, found out that this baghdadi dude, the leader of isis was my detainee. I guess he was just some regular jack off at the time and being in prison radicalized him. one of those times you really wish you could go back in time and smoke a motherfucker you know
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples sure you did
@Rage @Apples angry is good, nasty is, iraqi...
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples so you trained em
@Rage @angrypanda @Apples i was down south most of the time and not in anything resembling the shit you got itno
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples what is your opinion of them?
@Rage @AngryPanda @Apples got to hang out up north?
@NewYinzer @AngryPanda i would have preffered it to be busier but it went ok. sold some shit i've been trying to get rid of, got some dogs adopted. I bout a new AR lower so i'm trying to figure out what to do with it.
@NewYinzer @AngryPanda fuckin state store closes at 9 here, wanted to get that craig but, fuck me.
@NewYinzer @AngryPanda circus at work today. Ms panda at a friends house so I am chilling with hank and cblog drinking some beers
@NewYinzer hey yinzer
@Apples @AngryPanda these guys are all straight vagina bears, don't get it twisted. I've met these guys. They have no stomach for a real fight. They are running buck wild right now and their only opposition is the laughable Iraqi Army whos historic role has been to surrender to whoever happens to be passing through and the occasional air strike. They will not last toe to toe with any proffesional army. They are a bunch of merchants and salt farmers who were dumb enough to fall for some religious bullshit. An army, they are not.
@Apples @AngryPanda Terrorist might not be the word but Army isn't either
@Apples @AngryPanda no but i found it through your link its cool