Retired Army and police.
@Waterborne I've always felt that civil discussion on disparate issues was a valuable tool to Learn. My views haven't changed.
Stormy is one of the Best ppl ever. She is a lib, however, she is always open to the opinion of others and will listen and then comment. She actually agrees pretty much with what is being said here but with her own experience guiding her.
Any conversation that has her involved will be a good experience. She Loves honest debate :) This has been a good one, wish all would be this civil....6
1 hour, 37 minutes ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@Waterborne brother it is quite easy to find 'common ground' on REP for the most part. It is when each of us goes into the world that we find the difficulty, as you said "the gov't nor the pols have a solution or even care to find one." Hell, how often do we hear from the libs that the Pubs are anti women etc. !! Well I love @Kiyabear (our resident lib) I fail to see how anyone can support such a divisive administration? (easy Stormy, just using you as an example ha) It is simply the agenda of a progressive to divide Everyone/Everything in order to maintain control and power and ppl have bought in to it, to the detriment of our once great nation.
I have come to take a fatalistic view of things as I do not think it will be reversed. There is little unity being espoused, except here, and REP only contains a few thousand folks and Many never comment???
The destruction of the family unit will be the destruction of us, takes a Long time, but I've seen so much decline in my lifetime, I fear for the future....6
2 hours, 21 minutes ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@Minou_Demimonde well then, "continued funding for my treatment" will be in our prayers for you....6
2 hours, 51 minutes ago on The Glowing Elephant In the Room: Nuclear Security Revisited
@Minou_Demimonde @Waterborne ok, I was not going to jump in here as WB doesn't require back up on this issue, however, MD your Last sentence struck a Nerve...
I was married long ago, she became a crazy bitch, after two little girls were born. I loved my children but this woman was totally off the rez, ballistic! She began to abuse my girls Because I loved them and it was reciprocated. I finally snapped, took my girls and left.
You can pretty much figure what happened next.... went to court and she got the girls, kids she did not Want but took them to spite me. She proceeded to raise the girls to hate me and created two dysfunctional females who have had a lot of difficulty, drugs, jail etc.
The court system, at least back then, gave me zero chance even tho I hired the so called 'best' attorney on the matter. I still Lost and thus it remains today as they are convinced of their mother's tales... nothing I have been able to accomplish with them has made a difference.
So from a 'personal perspective' I tend to side with WB. I am rather open minded as most on REP will attest, however, if women would approach men on an equal footing I believe they would be received as such...
I am aware in the corporate world there are discrepancies, vast bifurcations in opportunity, pay etc. but for the ppl who work 'jobs' the standards are pretty much lowered to accommodate females, ref. State Highway Patrol Academy I mentioned. Equal pay but unequal application of standards. The attempt to elevate women and/or blacks by creating an uneven playing field has created a huge divide imo.
I make considerably more than my wife and neither of us care as it is 'our' money etc. I do think those of you responding on this thread are pretty much in agreement, especially you and WB and Stormy. I've been following y'all and look forward to everyone posting their thoughts.....6
2 hours, 56 minutes ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @Waterborne @Minou_Demimonde lol I Know what You would say !! You are one of the most fair minded people I know and with the exception of your political leanings we do agree on most things :) ....6
1 day, 22 hours ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@TexGrl @Waterborne @Minou_Demimonde @Recon6 you most definitely are Not alone....6
@Waterborne keep it rolling bro, good stuff....6
1 day, 23 hours ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@Waterborne lmao !! yepper brother, Boobs ! ....6
@KESStrong wait, you Are going to Vegas first, right ? SOFREP Party ? then I think you will be fine as long as you maintain a high state of situational awareness :) Looks to be quite an interesting place to visit....6
1 day, 23 hours ago on Exclusive Membership Offer: The SOFREP 300
@Waterborne @Minou_Demimonde and @Kiyabear .. just wondering? Fully understand some of the disparities discussed here, but this is a whole big pot of Stuff y'all have opened up....6
@Waterborne not to interject into y'alls comms but I just encountered a situation at the local State Troopers Academy.... while the pay for probie Troopers is the same, the Requirements at the Academy were very Different for the females v. males ??
How does this sit with the 'equality issue' @Minou_Demimonde ?? ...6
@KESStrong you are correct "may sound boring" ha ! But the more important aspect is loving what you do and you have that covered. And Socotra while being 'weird' in some respects Does have the requirements for a great vaca... perhaps you just need to pull the trigger - soon ? ....6
@KESStrong hey, I totally understand. I'm rather simple being from Florida, all I require is a beach, sun, lots of water, and I'm Good ! Abhor cold weather and unless I'm playing golf anything below 80 is too cold.
Does sound as if it's time for your vaca, too much work sucks. Not sure about Socotra, lol, try something South of your current AO....6
2 days ago on Exclusive Membership Offer: The SOFREP 300
@Minou_Demimonde @Loren Schofield @SEAL76 @infinitycactus Rec'd +1 (on all Except WB n his panties!) ...6
2 days ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@Kiyabear @Loren Schofield @Minou_Demimonde @SEAL76 @infinitycactus Rec'd +1 ...6
@KESStrong I always thought ppl with a watch on their right hand were left handed, never asked.
Hey, just win the RESCO for the '300' and you are IN ....6
@Waterborne hey I don't drink either, but we're talking 'posing' here and Ranger panties and boots.... and water? nope, beer for the 'image'....6
@KESStrong damn nosy ppl ! Why anyone would do that is simply ridiculous, who frkn Cares where one wears their watch!
A quality time piece can be invaluable if one is active in various adventures, I'm past much of mine... never could understand men who removed their watch prior to going to bed?? Have a friend who did that, house caught fire, and his Rolex became toast lol, told him what an Idiot he is....6
2 days, 1 hour ago on Exclusive Membership Offer: The SOFREP 300
@TexGrl @Recon6 @Waterborne copy, don't know many Rangers who would pose in panties with 'water' LOL but toss in boots and beer and we have a deal....6
2 days, 1 hour ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
Damn BW, already tossing out the 'bling' to us. No encouragement needed bro, anything REP does is Golden to us. Just be sure to give it to an old Grunt who would appreciate something of such value, you Frogs are excluded! Charlie Mike.....6
@Waterborne water? how about a cold Dos Equis ...6
2 days, 2 hours ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@genefarnsworth naw, you gobs don't know how to Treat a lady, requires the more subtle expertise of a Grunt to properly handle wimmen, case in point, you quickly Forgot what was happening so you had to re-watch the vid while a loyal Ground Pounder would have been wasting little time in 'servicing' said Ladies....6
@Loren Schofield @Minou_Demimonde @SEAL76 @infinitycactus money well spent bro, Charlie Mike.....6
@KESStrong me too ! ....6
2 days, 21 hours ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@LauraKinCA @Recon6 @TexGrl @KESStrong definitely worth the trip to FP for the SEAL museum....6
@Minou_Demimonde @traumamama really? do you live near a beach? Here in Florida one sees considerably More skin in a day at the beach. Aren't those simply bikinis? ....6
@Minou_Demimonde @Recon6 @Tyson Goll ya missed my point MD, If I am going to see girls with guns, I Prefer to see military women with guns and not some model who has probably never held nor fired a weapon, I would find that much more attractive. You appear to be the one 'objectifying' not me.....6
@KESStrong terrible movie, but yes, definitely Agree...6
2 days, 23 hours ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@TexGrl @Recon6 @KESStrong @LauraKinCA and there is Vegas coming in January !! A couple are coming thru your AO on the way to AZ and then a road trip up to Vegas ? ...6
@TexGrl @Recon6 @KESStrong @LauraKinCA L moves around the country getting ppl together. Since I'm in Florida, last winter we met in Destin during the biggest ice storm in History. Had a great house on the beach and so damned Cold we couldn't spend time outside....6
@KESStrong @TexGrl @Recon6 amen ! ...6
@KESStrong @Recon6 @TexGrl yes, more than you know....6
3 days ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@KESStrong @Recon6 @TexGrl LOL !! This reminds me of the 'early days' of SOFREP when there were only a few members. We gathered, secured drinks, and told life stories. Then @LauraKinCA began meet ups in different parts of the country and many of us became true friends.
I encourage everyone to become involved as it is the best group of people with so much experience and caring, whether military or civilian. Quite a diverse bunch...6
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @KESStrong I wouldn't be on SOFREP if it were not for you Stormy !! You brought me out and with L and my Cuz I have remained engaged for almost three years!!
No longer require single malt for those 'nights' thanks to y'all .....6
@KESStrong @Recon6 @TexGrl lol, funny how things go side ways sometimes. The 'boob' talk dissipated rather quickly and was hijacked with 'true love' stories ha !....6
@KESStrong @Recon6 I tried that line Several times too ! Told her to leave, didn't love her etc. but as I have learned, no one has ever told her what to do !! I still don't....6
@KESStrong @Recon6 @TexGrl certainly, but you can imagine the conversations we stirred up !! My mates gave me grief, "robbing the cradle; silly Old fool" etc. Now, life would be unbearable. Also, along with this thread, her 'boobs' are Perfect ! not too big or small, not that it would matter.....6
@TexGrl @Kiyabear @Recon6 yeah, probably makes me sound like an pervert lol. Fortunately for me, Stormy and L Know me !! and we have been friends for years.....6
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @KESStrong no, he was a Fool ! You are a very Special lady and any man of our generation would be fortunate to have your attention. We have spent nights together remember?
But then I know the backstory and fully understand....6
@Kiyabear @TexGrl @Recon6 yepper S, you Know the story, as well as L ....6
@TexGrl @Recon6 actually she Caught me lol, tried to run her off due to the age diff, she simply wouldn't Leave and eventually I had no resolve....6
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @KESStrong sorry Stormy :( I discovered it took 'time' to develop especially with someone so young, but she evolved into her own person and despite what anyone said, it was well worth the effort....6
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @KESStrong Rec'd +1 absolutely.. but you should have the opportunity to sample @OldSquid's BBQ !! Really great stuff and he washes it down with sillywater....6
3 days, 1 hour ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
@KESStrong Golden for me, not her lol. Kids from earlier marriages (2) but getting old Suks ha ! ...6
@Kiyabear @KESStrong hey Stormy, nothing Sexier than an old broad who Knows It !! and makes great spaghetti lol....6
@KESStrong LOL, hey things change don't they !! I am 23 years older than my wife and July will be our 25th Anniv. It was a lot 'easier' when she was 20 lol....6
@KESStrong always been of the opinion Every young lady Needs an older man, the experience factor considering... guess one could also say same same for a younger man??....6
@KESStrong @Recon6 lol, barely 17 , fresh from high school and direct from boot.....6
@TexGrl @Recon6 totally agree! Once upon a time troopers were 'allowed' to mess up, and Grow Up ! Because one had too much to drink, wiped the floor with some Marines in a bar etc. was Not a reason to be booted, especially when a combat Veteran who was otherwise Outstanding.
When the military went p/c and stopped D.I.'s from swearing and physical restraint on Boots things quickly went downhill. I would not want to be a part of today's military with this b.s. We have the best Troops ever, but the environment Suks....6
@KESStrong @Recon6 @Kiyabear lol, yep, and also disadvantages as one 'attempts' to keep up. Does keep one 'young-er' tho....6