Retired Army and police.
@LadyHW @Recon6 @bandanana I recall living in Houston and the awful traffic, sometimes took hours to go anywhere, and that was without a disaster pending...
great city but it's own issues....6
2 days, 8 hours ago on Catastrophe Culture: The NYC Non-Blizzard of 2015
@bandanana copy, no worries, just seems when 10's of thousands are scurrying from a disaster, well, a disaster is about to occur...
Having lived in N.O. for a bit, I saw many folks living below the 'poverty line'... one of my Favorite cities in the world, but a lot of 'not so safe' areas and people...
No, I don't think you received incorrect info... just we all have certain perceptions and experiences.... most of the folks I know who live in N.O. are a bit higher on the social ladder but many I met were not...
quite simply a horrific tragedy, one I hope we never experience again....6
2 days, 16 hours ago on Catastrophe Culture: The NYC Non-Blizzard of 2015
@bandanana agreed, for the most part, however, Many of the folks along the corridor are quite Poor and were unable to leave... not sure how they could have escaped the coming storm??
I have an uncle who stated prior, "haven't had one hit in over 70 years, don't expect any now"
he was Wrong !! lol... and I wonder how many others felt similar ??
Glad to see You are prepared, as are most of us on REP... it is the other folks we must watch out for as so many seem oblivious when these warnings appear... around here in S. Florida they wait till the last moment, then storm Home Depot etc. for plywood, water etc. when they had ample warning... procrastination has destroyed a Lot....6
2 days, 17 hours ago on Catastrophe Culture: The NYC Non-Blizzard of 2015
@jroberts1187 good questions... I usually remain locked in to SOFREP for the honest, up to date, truth... often find myself hurrying to catch up and the most relevant Intell is forthcoming....6
2 days, 17 hours ago on Senate Staffers Mishandle Classified CIA Interrogation Reports
@TexGrl @Recon6 @LadyHW @Loren Schofield LOL, no, I cannot count the times I have stopped to talk with someone and suddenly found myself ankle deep in the little pests, and they do Hurt... easy to see where they have taken a bite, the little white blisters are highly visible...YUK....6
2 days, 18 hours ago on Foreign Internal Defense and The Walking Dead
@LadyHW @Loren Schofield @TexGrl @Recon6 lol, we have a gazillion of the little red bastards down here!!
One must be ever aware of where they are standing, or the biting, burning will quickly begin popping little white blisters on your feet as you dance away haha....6
Damn good one, however, in 'my day' my mates would let the guy kick my ass Before they jumped in to save me, I never learned lol....6
3 days, 18 hours ago on Jägerbombs and the New Guy at 3rd Ranger Battalion
@Loren Schofield wtf?? LS, now That is frightening !!! who would have thought a 'lady bug' was a predator? cute little things with pretty colors, my ass !
that thread has me cringing.....6
3 days, 19 hours ago on Foreign Internal Defense and The Walking Dead
@TexGrl @LadyHW @Loren Schofield I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the 'quality' of the theater....6
4 days, 10 hours ago on Foreign Internal Defense and The Walking Dead
@Loren Schofield @Recon6 copy, the 'development' of Carl is a highlight for me.... from a little boy to a most adept killer of the dead... lol, such a great show....6
4 days, 10 hours ago on The Loadout Room, SOFREP, and The Walking Dead
@Loren Schofield copy LS, however, most ppl confuse the 'story'... it is about a group of people and the internal dynamic, shooting zombies is simply a by product of remaining alive...
It is beyond a doubt one of the Best shows on television... please do not confuse the 'zombie shootout' with the quality of the viewing, it is simply Outstanding, jmo....6
4 days, 14 hours ago on The Loadout Room, SOFREP, and The Walking Dead
@SGT Dan @Recon6 not good either way,, but sounds Better than what I was hearing,,,, I simply cringe anytime I hear of these 'closures' or 'downsizing' etc....
Thanks for the more accurate report....6
4 days, 17 hours ago on The Almost-Mustard-Stains: A History of Airborne Rangers
@Waterborne I recall several decades ago, when a wizened old copper told me, "in the old days we did pretty much what we wanted to clean up the streets, now that shit will get you canned"...6
5 days, 16 hours ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
@derekg @TimothyWittmer damn TW, guess I missed out on "your lane" !! This has bee a good discussion in spite of a couple of vitriolic words by a few folks, even with that is a good thread with differing levels of education/experience imo...
If it remains civil I'm sure it will continue to be good discourse even though it won't be possible to reach a consensus of opinion, especially with the 'personalities' involved haha...
Charlie Mike bro... keep the intell coming, some have been out of the loop for decades and things have changed... somewhat....6
6 days, 7 hours ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
Damn.... I can only sit and wait for further information as my initial reaction was Outrage...
Along with others who have witnessed the 'abuse' of America's Veterans, I am appalled that no help was given this man and wonder how in hell he could be 'refused' while on his knees??
I Pray this will be addressed in a manner which will satiate my frustration at this all too often occurrence among our Vets.... so very sad....6
6 days, 11 hours ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
@TimothyWittmer @Recon6 @madkmaximus @Waterborne fucking Jarhead !! lol, no worries bro, just spent a week in a truck with my retired MSGT Marine brother and @OldSquid, !! to attend the SOFREP Party in Vegas...
Folks take a little time to become familiar with those on REP, especially shit heads like @Waterborne who like to plant toe poppers for the unwary... I've been enjoying the comms you guys have been posting and look forward to much more...
Glad you are here, even Marines contribute shit worth reading, occasionally....6
6 days, 12 hours ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
@YankeePapa @Recon6 why not YP, seems we are giving away everything else...6
6 days, 14 hours ago on The Almost-Mustard-Stains: A History of Airborne Rangers
@Waterborne In absolute agreement Obi-Wan
Rarely is it necessary on REP to intercede in comms as the majority of folks Want to hear and Learn....one of the primary reasons I have remained since Day One...
REP ppl want to hear what everyone has to say, with a few exceptions, and to say we have the absolute Best writers and members, well, that would be an understatement.... folks just need to share ideas and experiences, we do have it All...6
6 days, 14 hours ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
@Waterborne LOL, hey, you were Missed in Vegas!! Next year I will be looking for You..
Jim West was a special Treat for me, to shake his hand was an Honor, and @LauraKinCA managed a picture of the two of us together, ha
now That is Special...
I see you have engaged a couple of 'new' folks? Good stuff and once folks realize Your tactics and comments are not always what they seem it becomes interesting.... Love the 'shoot em in the foot' idea, if only....
damn, whatever happened to shooting the gun out of the perps hand? or topping off his hat with a bullet? nicking a bit of his ear? Don't tell me that was all Fallacy!!! oh well, 99 Shots works just as well.....6
6 days, 17 hours ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
@TimothyWittmer @madkmaximus @Waterborne Tim, I've been following the dialogue between y'all, good stuff, for the most part...
"keep trolling" ?? You simply have no idea of who/whom you speak...apparently you have not been a member of SOFREP long enough to know 'certain players' in the game...
you will Learn there are ppl here who say things to elicit a response, and thus begin a meaningful discussion which ideally does not degenerate into less than civil discourse... this was one...
Differing experiences equate to different interpretations, none more valid than another, just different...
WB does not require any assistance from me, however, I have enjoyed the discussion and would like to continue doing so, please tell me more....6
Great Intell and much appreciated!!
Recently drove through KY and was horrified at talk that Fort Campbell, KY (home of the 101st Airborne for the uninitiated) is being considered for closure??
The so called destruction of our Military, or force reduction as it is called by certain left leaning assholes...
I'm aware this is O/T, however, anyone 'Airborne' will feel a sharp pain in the chest at the loss of such an Awesome military presence... or is it just me.....6
6 days, 18 hours ago on The Almost-Mustard-Stains: A History of Airborne Rangers
@madkmaximus @Recon6 @Waterborne copy that, you will quickly learn WB is one of the finer 'wits' on REP...
he often induces one to think beyond the limits, lol, I find I usually stop and think, do a 360, then dive in...
no worries, glad to see new folks with good repartee....6
6 days, 18 hours ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
@Waterborne hey WB, I'm back !! See you are still managing to upset a few...
should have come to Vegas for the SOFREP Party, along with @OldSquid and my big brother !!
Met some rather awesome folks, and especially managed a few words with @JimWest !!! He is one of my personal Heroes from the Nam era, a fucking HERO !!
Well bro, you keep 'shooting them in the foot' (LMAO) and I will continue to provide overwatch....hope all is well with you and Next year you make the SOFREP meet up...you Were missed.....6
1 week ago on Arizona Veterans Affairs Failure Kills Veteran in Crisis
@madkmaximus @Waterborne lol, "come on, let's be a little more realistic here".... it would behoove you to be more aware of just Who you are speaking with on this site...
You may be unaware of WBs portfolio, as well as his bonafides, but most of us on REP are not...just worth noting the difference between positing facts v. satire, lol....6
@CarpeNoctem @Recon6 @Old PH2 doggone bubba, that is some very unfortunate 'stuff' right there... sorry to hear that for sure...
I knew you were having a difficult time, but Hope springs Eternal and you receive a lot of that along with prayers from the good folks on SOFREP..
and Next Year you can be at the 'gatherin' as we are looking forward to meeting you....God Bless...6
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Team Room Town Hall Meeting
Jack, just reading your comments has convinced me to dive in to this book.
While I can relate to the VN reference, no I was Not a sniper, linking it all together sounds like a most Excellent read, thanks.....6
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Modern American Snipers: 3/75 Sniper Section
@CarpeNoctem @Old PH2 no my friend, I am sorry you feel that way... this was Not a one time offer, from my understanding....
save your pennies, as I do, and when the next opportunity approaches, you will be Ready. As we have watched REP grow it becomes apparent that multiple incarnations are the order of the day...
remember back in the beginning? There were just a few of us meeting, often for drinks and some unbelievable comms....
I think we can rest assured another opportunity to become involved will be presented....just seems logical... looking forward to You jumping on.....6
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Team Room Town Hall Meeting
@Waterborne copy, but obfuscation used well can mean a battle won, no ? ....6
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4
@Waterborne well said Chingo, Rec'd +1 ....6
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Je Suis Charlie Company
@JHR130 @Recon6 @GoWarrior44 HA !! first, 'hicks' do Not have Ritland trained dogs, nor drive high end SUVs, nor carry 'specialty knives' nor enjoy the company of Pilots....
shall I continue ma'am ?? LOL.....6
3 weeks ago on The Guardian and Lindy West Bash American Sniper With Hubris and Self-Admiration
@bandanana redundancy: democrat; idiotic; left wing; progressives; ha!! love it when one takes a good look at those folks, makes me wonder how anyone could Ever believe in such as Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer et al just defies comprehension....6
3 weeks ago on Attack in Paris: The Hunt is On
@Waterborne perhaps, but just journey into a couple of northern Michigan cities and take a good look....6
@JHR130 @GoWarrior44 J, You are a 'rancher'... I envision a 'farmer' as someone in a hick pair of overalls with a slender piece of barley clutched between her teeth, ha!! Ranchers are 'cowboy/cowgirls, jmo lol....6
3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Guardian and Lindy West Bash American Sniper With Hubris and Self-Admiration
@ColonelProp yepper Prop, Thanks for the link, good stuff.....6
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Attack in Paris: The Hunt is On
@ColonelProp lol, hey Prop, I have discovered, as I age, they become less visible, no shit ! And a beard helps also...
the others only a Wife should witness ha! ....6
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Happy New Year from SOFREP!
@ColonelProp LOL, now That is a Great story Prop !!!
She must be quite a Lady!! My wife told me long ago she Loved the scars as it showed I didn't lead a timid existence ha! Little did she know lol...6
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Happy New Year from SOFREP!
@mrspaul @Recon6 @Kiyabear @LauraKinCA Absolutely, Rec'd +1 ...6
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Generations of PTSD
@ColonelProp hey bro, Cool...
as my wife says,
"scars add Character" lol....6
@mrspaul @Recon6 @Kiyabear @LauraKinCA oh my ma'am, you are far too kind with your words! I am just an old Grunt who lost his humanity a long time ago, and it took decades of suffering and watching our Valiant Military experiencing the same same horrors...to recover a semblance...
so Many great souls on SOFREP, I only hope I am allowed to personally meet You and many others...
A time has come for the likes of me to count the grains of sand in the hour glass... fortunately the heart of a Warrior never dies and I cling to that hope...again, you are too Kind... Blessings....6
@gipbmac Rec'd +1 ....6
4 weeks ago on Happy New Year from SOFREP!
@ColonelProp amen bubba, I just hope we can get our stuff together most riki tik, otherwise we are headed for chaos, even worse than what we are experiencing presently....6
4 weeks ago on 2015: History Still Hasn’t Ended
@ColonelProp interesting poz Prop, I have a physicist friend living in Kansas City who is working on this exact premise...very bright guy, kind of reminds me of You !! ....6
@TexGrl @Recon6 redundant ?? absolutely, yepper...lol
would so like to meet you !! Perhaps you can make one of the
'meet ups' that @LaurainLA composes....6
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Happy New Year from SOFREP!
@Minou_Demimonde good copy MD, silly p.o.s. in the w.h. has no clue as to combat ops and his stupidity knows no limits....6
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Peshawar and Kunar: The Hunt for Mullah Fazlullah
@Minou_Demimonde same to you MD, and may 2015 be
Healthy and Prosperous for you and yours....6
@TexGrl same to you, and may 2015 be Healthy and Prosperous for you and yours....6
@ColonelProp same to you my brother... Health and Prosperity to you and yours.....6
@CarpeNoctem @Recon6 @georgehand doggone bro, sorry to hear of this...
you are always in my prayers and I hope the New Year brings you Blessings and Health....6
1 month ago on Ranger Matthew Rierson: When It Rains, It Pours
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @CarpeNoctem @georgehand most definitely rec this book as well as Major Plaster.....6