Ship repair, it's what I do.
@ArcticWarrior @majrod@LadyHWThat's fine and when we default on our debt to them, then what? Wanna get paid? Molon Labe fuckers... Apologies for the language but their (the Chinese) posturing is laughable and tiresome at this point...
4 days, 8 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
Draven(think I spelled that correctly), I don't know about a Fireman rating but I know that Gunner's Mate does weps/fire control (shipboard) and DC-men do "damage control" which includes fire fighting amongst other duties.
4 days, 8 hours ago on The Unintended Consequences of Navy SEALs In The Media
@hlconrad4(MAFIA) Great review and accurate as well!
4 days, 8 hours ago on …Coming Soon to a Team Room Near You…
SEAL76: There is a lot to be said for not getting caught. Ignorance is bliss. However, when a person is caught doing something that can be detrimental to themselves and the institution that they represent, they need to own it. Frankly, I could care less that our warriors party. Great! Those cats really need to blow off steam and I trust them to do it however they wish. I just think that it's disingenuous when there are former SOF personnel spinning a different narrative of SOF life that is based on how they want the civilian public to perceive them and how they really are: people. Just people with flaws and hang-ups just like us. My main hope is that there will be a better set of resources for our guys who have fallen down the bunny-hole because amping up on meth and coke is no way for anyone to live their life. I've been there before and I see people still at it. Accountability and trust is a cornerstone of the military/civilian relationship and by no means is civilian culture absolved of blame.
6 days, 14 hours ago on The Unintended Consequences of Navy SEALs In The Media
I don't have your guys' background in terms of thinking tactically but I do know that wrestling and chess are to Russians what baseball and poker are to us. Meaning that before the match even begins the Russian will be several steps ahead, already developing a dynamic situation into several possible outcomes. Enter the Ukrainian situation.
6 days, 17 hours ago on Ukraine, Politicians and BERKUT: An Open Road to Civil War in Ukraine
Unfortunately, the Visegard have limits to their influence and power as well. They might be able to dabble in a little economic and political subterfuge but anything more than that would not go well in the long term.
6 days, 17 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
It is an excellent series and that was a great read. Bravo Zulu!
6 days, 17 hours ago on An Idiot Abroad and Cultural Awareness
First thing that came to my mind was the camouflage equipped in the protagonist's suit from the game 'Crysis'. Truly far-out... man.
1 week, 3 days ago on The Future of Stealth in Special Operations
Bloody outstanding story!
1 week, 3 days ago on War Stories: Round Splash – “Delta” Takes One for the Team
So will that be the red or blue pill? Welcome to the Matrix.
1 week, 3 days ago on The Real House of Cards
That's what she said...
1 week, 3 days ago on Govt. Hackers, Console Cowboys, The Tech Model Railroad Club & The Dark Web Part 1
Coriolanus: Waaaaaiiiittttttt... Are you saying that the TSA is not effective??? Say it ain't so!
I f-----g love this guy. Being a complete idiot when it comes to IT and the sort, it kind of feels like the Wizard of Oz is showing one how the game is played. Outstanding write up!
I needed to frame that last post in a hypothetical context. I saw that statement DK, I hear you. However, the Russian gov't also insist that Katyn was perpetrated by fleeing Nazis. I don't put a lot of weight in what they tell the rest of the world. Call me "jaded"...
1 week, 3 days ago on Ukraine, Politicians and BERKUT: An Open Road to Civil War in Ukraine
All is well, brother. Just enjoying the amazing posts by you guys and gals!
1 week, 3 days ago on The Unintended Consequences of Navy SEALs In The Media
This works out greatly for Russia if they can create an Eastern Ukraine vs. the Western Ukraine. Sure they want to influence all of it but half has worked out for them just fine in the past. Leaving the EU and IMF to fix the western part of Ukraine makes their lives easier. Eat the pie, leave the crust.
Funny how that works... Learning something new.
1 week, 3 days ago on Security Forces – Not SOF, but Impressive Still
Just a thought but I think that the axiom "I am not a role model" while true, is also a pretty lazy way to rationalize shitty behavior. I'm a role model for my son and his friends (his friends' dads are role models for my son as well) and have also been party to some pretty shit behavior. I will have to atone and explain that some day. I don't believe that such highly-trained and disciplined men should be any different. That said, free will is a Hell of a thing.
Any thoughts regarding Lt. Cmdr. (RET) Michael Walsh's book "SEAL!"? He had some pretty interesting criticisms of Demo Dick (I enjoyed Rogue Warrior a lot) and was curious as to where this divide originated. He was of the mind that SEALs were so specialized to begin with that Marcinko's method was unnecessarily antagonistic towards the rest if the community and naval service. I've just always been interested in this.
That book was AWESOME!!! I thought that maybe Nadeesha was counter-surveiling Deck for Bill or that Nikita was going to "disappear" in Syria. Loved it!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Direct Action: Epilogue