Retired Army and police.
@asimd @lounsbury ?? I found the three to be still available? good luck....6
1 hour, 36 minutes ago on ISIS Gone Wild: State Department Videos No Match For Jihadist Propaganda Machine
@lounsbury Thank you for posting, these are some sick puppies....6
1 hour, 37 minutes ago on ISIS Gone Wild: State Department Videos No Match For Jihadist Propaganda Machine
@BPS no worries, we Welcome myriad opinions on REP....6
1 day, 12 hours ago on CIA Assesses Over 15,000 Foreign Fighters Have Joined Jihadist Ranks in Syria Alone
@CarpeNoctem Rec'd +1....6
2 days, 3 hours ago on Episode 110: Montel Williams, USMC Vet, and Jeff Gonzales, Former Navy SEAL
@Waterborne awww bro, KW is one of my favorite places! And you will be able to meet some transgenders up close and personal if you wish. Some good places to visit while you are there, but you know that. Safe trip bubba....6
5 days, 11 hours ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam
@CarpeNoctem Rec'd +1 ....6
5 days, 12 hours ago on 9/11: Unwavering Heroism
@KristinBeck Rec'd +1. I urge everyone to view the flik 'Forgotten Four' about the First black athletes to play Big School football. Kenny Washington is compared to several of today's Great running backs, however, he was Not drafted by the NFL ! Being black prevented such. Woody Strode later became a really good movie actor, also black.
This b.s. Needs to end most riki tik imo. With a few exceptions, Most of us warfighters, either young or really old like me, could care Less. I can only long for the day to come when we as People cease this crap and accept one another for Who and What we are.
I have a couple of gay buds that played Div. 1 football and If you were foolish enough to fuck with them they would stomp you like a bug. But, they are two of the nicest People I've ever known. Met em in a casino shooting Craps and because my wife and I weren't put off by their behavior we all became friends, that was 15 yrs. ago. Sadly, not enough has changed imo.
Kristin, you Rock. Please continue to post good stuff on REP.....6
6 days, 7 hours ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@CL0VR well said bro, Rec'd +1 ...6
6 days, 7 hours ago on 9/11/2001: We’ve Still Got Warfighters Downrange
@ColonelProp hey brother, you be on guard! You know how those guys behave, keep your shotgun handy ha....6
6 days, 7 hours ago on AFSOC: Submit Your Q&A Questions
@CarlRC this would be totally 'new' contact Charlie for assistance...6
6 days, 8 hours ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam
@aGrimm judging from your response to this issue I have no doubt you will eventually overcome any feelings of revulsion. With that said, perhaps not, as it is such a polarizing issue as evidenced by the comments on REP.
I share your Nam experience as I too had much to overcome. What caught me off guard was when my Teammates told me I actually laughed during fire fights. I was never 'aware' of doing so I guess it was just something guttural as the 'high' can and was addictive. It did require a 'compartmentalization' on my part as my 'rational part' was similar to yours and I found the only way I could 'handle' it was by embracing the 'animal nature' and retaining it. I am finding it much more difficult as I age to reconcile who I 'was' to who I 'am'.
At the very least you are Willing to contemplate this issue from a rational point and attempt to reconcile your feelings rather than simply accept the hate/dislike/revulsion of these individuals. I will add that since we are isolated for the most part from these folks I have found things such as the movie 'Soldiers Girl' rather enlightening.
I wish you well on your journey, especially being a Nam Vet and the burden we carry. I am returning there in January in an attempt to reconcile burdens that just won't leave, with my older brother who also spent time... best wishes....6
6 days, 13 hours ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@JHR LOL, but your 'parties' are so much Fun, especially with the pilot present....6
6 days, 14 hours ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@TexGrl @Recon6 @KristinBeck actually tore my heart out for both of them. The movie was well done and worth the view....6
@JHR @Recon6 copy J, I also responded with action to be taken, sent it last evening on twit p/m.....6
@Minou_Demimonde @KristinBeck @Sonnys Mom @Waterborne Good stuff MD, if only some of the more radical responding on this thread Understood what you just said.
When my son was born my wife actually asked me what I would do if our son was 'gay'. My response was quite simple as I would only love him and help whenever I could as that was all that mattered, his happiness. Well he's not gay but it's killing me that all he does is date women and then move on and I so Wanted grandkids ha ! ....6
@J-3 @bandanana SOFREP has been around for 2.5 years! In the 'old days' it was just a few sitting around With the beer and Scotch and quite an intimate discussion. The Growth has brought others with better Intel and J-3 yours is greatly appreciated and the beverages are waiting at SHOT in Vegas....6
6 days, 14 hours ago on My First 9-11
@aGrimm good stuff for sure. A recent posit by Jake Scobey-Thal (FP) is that while gender identification that aligns with their physical forms there has never been any problem with their gender identity. However, the solution for those of gender dissonance there should be a 'third gender' established. Therefore allowing each of us to remain within our own 'boundaries' without difficulty.
That is one posit, however, I feel what is required is that we simplify the matter and just accept and respect those who experience this dissonance as they sort through the options available to them. As everyone knows I do not like 'labels' and a third gender identification is not required, jmo...6
@KristinBeck to anyone who hasn't seen it, I recommend 'Soldiers Girl', somewhat along this thread an 'based on a true story'. Heartbreaking ....6
6 days, 23 hours ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@J-3 Rec'd +1 ....6
1 week ago on My First 9-11
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @KristinBeck @Waterborne quietly waiting for you to walk into the Valley of Death LOL.....6
1 week ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@Kiyabear @Recon6 good stuff Stormy. My first Pastor taught me it doesn't matter what is on the door of the Church, thus I always say "I'm a Christian" and there is no 'type'. I believe in a simple, Bible preaching Pastor and flock that follow His teaching, period.
I too believe it is between one person and God. I spend no time judging others, although I do have issues with Libs ;) I have difficult enough time keeping myself on the Path to worry about non believers looking to argue when I know they aren't interested.
My big brother, the big Bad Lifer Marine told me once, "you've read so Many books, have you ever read the Bible". My answer was no, and thus began my journey. I will only say I have witnessed some amazing things on this trip.
Interesting point, Many SOF are Christians! Reading books about ppl like Adam Brown one quickly realizes their Faith and what it meant to them.
Just my side of the story Stormy, perhaps someday we will sit down and talk further my friend....6
@CarpeNoctem uh oh bro, you must be in conjunction with @Kiyabear over @leiber calling me a 'Lefty' Lol She has been needling me with good natured comments ever since, you too ha ....6
@CarpeNoctem I honestly don't know brother. Recall when we had the female operative embedded with SF? She received a Lot of hate mail because she intimated she had 'performed' well with them and so many could not comprehend that being true, after all she is a Woman.
Perhaps something inherent in some men goes haywire over certain issues. I've seen men I thought were good guys go Nutz by a homosexual male as if they were a threat to them.
Perhaps some of these issues go deep into a person's psyche as to their 'masculinity' ? I simply don't understand how another person's desire to seek a different sexual identity is of concern? That said, I also don't understand Hate on the LGBT community either......6
@michaelr2c @Recon6 @Aviator22 totally Rec'd +1 bro. Kind of reminds me of Phil Robertson of DD when he stated "I'm just stating what the Bible says". He wasn't condemning anyone and as he later stated "I love everyone". But the Bible says... To me I break it down into simplistic terms and leave it to God and the individual.
Wow, hope we haven't strayed too far from the 'intent' of this thread ha...6
@Waterborne I have never bought into 'theory' of anything 100%
I do totally believe in Faith, period....6
@Kiyabear @KristinBeck @Waterborne ya keep poking me with that Lefty sword and I'm gonna change my political line and Vote Lib !! lol
gosh I love you, but I Know how much you enjoyed me being called a "leftist" after years of our comms... like I said "enjoy it while you can" because something Always comes around on REP, and I will get my chance to come back at You! laughing as I walk away.....6
@Waterborne copy, certainly Changed my life and I was a non believer for over 50 years....6
@michaelr2c @Aviator22 I respect Your right as to what you choose to believe. However, during the course of this thread I failed to see anything that 'forced' anyone to believe in anything? Or even hinted at coercion?
As a Christian I know what the Bible says. I also fully support Kristin in her desire to correct what she 'Feels' is her true nature. I condemn no one for their beliefs, that is their choice and not for me to judge....6
@michaelr2c @Recon6 @Waterborne lol, ok just caught me off guard when I read 100% of anything....6
@michaelr2c @Waterborne "if only for the fact that 100% of the military are not Christian" uh, while much has been done to stifle religious belief by restricting what Chaplains can say, I hardly think 100% are no longer practicing Christians, no?....6
@KristinBeck @Kiyabear @Waterborne no worries Kristin, Everyone knew he was off the rails when he called me a "Lefty" lol....6
@CL0VR great story bro, and that former Recon Marine taught you well....6
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @leiber @Farmer Brown ok, now you had me laughing out loud ! "hippy boy" at least you know where I was when that was happening, bless you Stormy....6
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @leiber @Farmer Brown as for your last comment, it says we are in deep kimchi But we both are well aware of that point, look what's happened to our once Great Republic in just our lifetimes. The future portends only darkness imo....6
1 week, 1 day ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @leiber @Farmer Brown ok darlin, you better get all the mileage out of this that you can, Because it's as close to being a Liberal as I will Ever be LOL....6
@Waterborne in agreement bro, to take a serious issue and reduce it to a gutter level is in extremely poor taste.
I think a lot of the humor came from name calling, i.e. me a lefty as anyone who has been on REP for any period that would probably be the last thing they would call me! And name calling of any type is forbidden, adding labels to ppl is frowned upon... but sometimes things are just too funny....6
@leiber @Recon6 @Farmer Brown sorry bro, I hardly think Kristin requires someone "standing behind her". You forget, she's a SEAL....6
@leiber @Waterborne come on Bubba, did something snap in you with this discussion? I've read previous comments of yours and nothing this radical was expressed? We can all have a good discussion as this is certainly an area that Needs dialogue, but rogue sleeper communist agent? But hey, perhaps REP will buy the idea and make a movie....6
@clluelo hey Hettie, no worries, this is worth the price of admission...6
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @leiber @Farmer Brown HA!! I would have considered it an insult, Except I know some damned Fine Libs.....6
@czechinthepipes @Recon6 @CarpeNoctem @Waterborne some of us have been on SOFREP from day one and 'know' one another, some of us have been to meet ups and Socialized together and are quite familiar with their positions on world events, societal and otherwise.
No, I was not particularly referencing you as I do not know you and you do not know my background. As I said, all it takes to understand someone's pos is to look at their comments under their profile and get a better 'idea' of who/what they represent. Help ? ....6
@Waterborne wow, calling ppl communists, me a lefty, as long as things remain somewhat 'civil' this will continue as it does provide entertainment for SOFREP readers..
As for the breaking down of the family unit, which has been occurring for a long time during my life time, I rec'd @Kiyabear 's comment, men who refuse to take responsibility for their families, but hey, this has been good for laughs.....6
@Kiyabear @leiber @Recon6 @Farmer Brown Rec'd +1 hey Stormy this is becoming Funnier by the moment, where's @CarpeNoctem ? he would Love this guy....6
@Kiyabear @leiber @Recon6 @Farmer Brown thanks beautiful, I started laughing too ! But hey, we are all apolitical on REP ha! ....6
@leiber @Recon6 @Farmer Brown LMAO !!! you have no frkn idea who/what I am, do you ? You are an FNG to SOFREP so I will excuse your ignorance. Surely, if you were in the Corps they taught you something besides belittling those who disagree with you?
It would behoove you to do a little recon before you toss out b.s. inflammatory remarks here, fortunately I'm rather mild, but for you to call me a Lefty? bro you really don't know who you are talking Down to....6
@CarpeNoctem @Farmer Brown well said bruddah...6
@CarpeNoctem @czechinthepipes @Waterborne copy, it is often a good idea to look at the backstory on some ppl, some times not worth the trouble to look up as their comments say it all.....6
@Waterborne yes, HE would, judgment is His....6
@Farmer Brown @Recon6 I don't feel he came here "to promote his ideals", rather to explain his pos on an issue rendered by Brandon, imo.
Conversation is good, disparate viewpoints as well and debate is encouraged on REP. That said, the manner in which you posited your thoughts I found rather offensive. But then I often find close minded individuals as such... no worries, all in good discussion....6
@CarpeNoctem @Recon6 @susanmarie24 As you Believe, the next one Will be better my friend, Godspeed....6