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I had guys like this in the army. Starched BDU's, Spit shined boots, stupid facts, 1SG would have an inspection and the best got off early on friday. I told mine that they better have a uniform they could change into that was for getting dirty, because 20 minutes after formation, the winners in my platoon were belly in the dirt cleaning the belly plugs and drip pans from under the tracks.
2 years ago on Hardest Working Sailor Determined By Shiniest Boots, Immaculate Uniform
You could get some of them hospital bootes or some MOPP boots. But the filth is so deep you might need a level 4 full containment suit.
2 years ago on BG Sinclair: General Petraeus, Allen Nothing But A Bunch Of Goddamn Amateurs
Sinclair is a poser. He is pissed because he only got 1 shiny star. They have, well one had, 4.
Besides, with looks like that the only way he was getting a date is by providing promotion incentives.
We have not even begun to uncover the list of females that were lined up, looking for a better OER or a medal.
Sinclair is just jealous.
They don't know 5's and 25's. Well that is bull because it is 0's, 5's, and 25's. That Marines needs to be retrained. That is the real travisty here.
The DMV needs to have a sniper lane, and walk through lane and and driving lane for CIED. Damn civilians need to know what they are up against. Every County needs a fully certified instructor and they need to have level one classes in high school. WE MUST BE VIGILANT!
2 years ago on Veteran Arrested For Attempting To Secure IED Site On Colorado Freeway
For me, apology accepted and no hard feelings. Sorry to jump so hard. It's just the day. Sometimes I think too much and then speak before I think at all.
You said a magic word "Crypto". And pretty much that makes your dad someone who worked in intelligence, communications, or all at once possibly and depending upon which of those means that you might just not get a whole lot of information or if you do its going to be seriously edited. The military does not throw away stuff that works and your dad could have been working something that still is in use or is in use because while the first world countries have better, the third world might be using it.
Don't worry about Marine comments. Those are allowed all day long. You need any jokes I got em. Besides, as your brother, you can pick on him all you want.
As for the rest, you are going to have to find someone Navy. I can tell the big ones apart from the little ones but that is about it. Honor Guard might be for good stuff; when the Army said Honor Guard it was about being in a parade or ceremony for dignitaries or something like that. Thats Army though. I have no idea what that means for Navy. You can hit the Navy page at the top and drop a question and see if you get a hit.
Don't know about copies of ID Cards. That is not going to be in there unless he had an official photo.
Did your dad retire? If so, there are retirement offices at military bases. They might be able to provide you with more assistance if you can contact them. For that matter they might be able to help even if he did not retire.
Good luck. I post a lot. It's my "my shop is full of junk and I am too lazy to clean it out so I can work" hobby.
2 years ago on Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney
See how much the news is about the affair and nothing else in the administration?
Also SF180 is the form you can download, print and send to the address listed on the form by branch of service to request documents. However, there was a fire in the records depot and some records were damaged or destroyed. I have no idea if that would effect your search but jut letting you know.
@zxuser @leftoftheboom @besides just checking
2 years ago on Op-Ed: Listen Up Devil Dogs, Good To Go, Ooh-Rah?
OUT HOOAH STANDING
2 years ago on Hooah? Hooah!
You want to take out some angst on someone feel free. That is what we do here. But unless the forum is about a joke on PTSD such as the Reaper, which I don't believe you even read, it’s not a joke. It is hard enough for vets to seek help as it is precisely because people make jokes about it.
You want to talk to someone. Here is a novel approach, ask a question.
Reread your post.
Do you even have a clue why this was funny?
Don't forget Rush. When he is on his meds, he is a laugh, when he is off them he is hysterical.
@these things I say
I will not tell anyone about your mission. We all know that what happened to that guy was an "accident".
I elect you leader of the revolution. Go demonstrate your convictions and show us how to do it.
Or are you all words and no action.
If you don't make the news by morning, we will know you are a poser. No pressure though.
I don't see that happening. His "integrity" in confessing shields him. If he does speak about Benghazi, we will only have his word. He has therefore set the stage that everyone will believe everything he has to say, and both he and the administration can spin it any direction that they want. Yes that is paranoid and wrapping your head around it makes you distrust everything. I spent a lot of time looking at patterns of what bad people were doing so I could anticipate what was going on. This smells worse than a pig rendering plant in summer.
I was interested when he left his command over both operations in the Middle East and took over Afghanistan at the order of the president. Then he moves right on in to the director of the CIA. Remember, the President gets to pick the key positions that work for him. So here is a General who is hand selected to take over the CIA under Obama. Some interesting things happed while he was there and some of them we only have the public acknowledgement of not any accurate details. Now three days after the election, he requests to resign because he had an affair.
Patraeus is a highly intelligent individual. As a man I realize that loss of blood can occur to the brain at certain moments and affect judgment and decision making skills. But the affair was discovered because the mistress sent threatening emails to another woman at the CIA. Bright people can do dumb things just like everyone else but this all fits a pattern of convenience that screams planned operation to me.
He can "tell the truth" and everyone will buy his version because it looks like he has nothing to gain and is an individual with integrity. Like I said, he is now bullet proof.
@these things I say
"Spoil the joke". You could beat half these people to death with a Clue hammer and they still would not get it. And you did not vote? Shame on you. I voted for myself as a write in candidate.
That was priceless. I am still laughing. (maybe career related?) hysterical.
Patreaus just became Obama's SAPI Plate. The media firestorm will be focused on the titillating dirt of an affair and never look at Bengazi with any interest. Why? Because America is morally bankrupt and feels good when others fall. Sort of like standing next to a really fat person in order to look thinner in comparison.
The timing on this was better than a Fred Astaire dance number. Congress has had its teeth pulled. Patreaus is the "leader of the surge", took a positional demotion in order to assume command over Afghanistan when McCrystal was canned, and then slid right on over to the CIA without skipping a beat. Oh and his wife works for the Administration.
You don't make moves like that unless you KNOW you are bullet proof. AND his integrity is not in question because he "confessed". He showed "dignity, and courage" in admitting his moral weakness. In short, no one can touch him because he planned his exit. Obama is at a nice comfortable distance from the entire thing and no one is looking at any of the politics surrounding the events because the public has the attention span of a nat.
They are going to spend the next few weeks talking about Patreaus, who is safely gone, and by the time they try and get back on topic, no one will care.
This is call diversion and misdirection. He was a good general. He knows how to advance and retreat while defending his key areas.
It was perfect timing. I got a hell of a laugh out of it. Duffelblog Rocks.
Since I am not a Marine, I have no idea who these guys are. But if he keeps it up, call BG Darby and he will straighten them out.
2 years ago on Ghost of Chesty Puller 'Won't Shut The Fuck Up', Complains Ghost of Dan Daly
I'm not sure but I think your comment is a sin. Funny as hell though. Forgive yourself.
The it is time to expand your education. Pick a branch from the main page and just read. Most of the stories are difficult (because there is a story within the story) to follow unless you are military but then go to the comment section. Anyone who is throwing gasoline on the fire is usually military and they will say just enough to explain what might not be understood. While getting a rise out of the uninformed.
By the way, I am being serious not yanking your chain. Just be prepared because we do say shocking things but we understand the double meaning behind what we say.
Spread the story. Duffelblog has already scored some hits with people reporting in the mainstream media. We were laughing our butts off. And we pay homage to the guys that run the site for their creativity.
The world is too messed up to take it seriously all the time.
@these things I say @leftoftheboom
That works too.
2 years ago on Lifetime Releases Details On ‘Army Wives’ Spinoff Show: ‘Army Husbands’
jesamer. Sorry to disappoint but most military personnel who have seen blood and death have a dark sense of humor. This is a site where WE troll to blow off steam. Because real life is worse.
Actually, I am not angry. You believe your thought was rational because it was yours. I don't. Your confusion is that you are trying earnestly to come across as reasonable and I am not buying it. Why? I want people to pay for their mistakes. I want them to face the consequences of their actions. I don't want them to escape the reality that they created for themselves. Which means I am against irrational thought, yours and theirs. All the news is biased. That you think it's not shows you are irrational.
I want to fire the Death Star weapon, will it let me do that online?
2 years ago on Confused WWII Veterans Demand To Know Why Rommel On Presidential Ballot
Depends upon what you slap them with, your hand, or a MOAB.
Shave their balls too. They want to be included.
2 years ago on Commander Relieved For Violating Entire UCMJ
LOL. But I think he could chew through the mask.
It works for Generals too! But you need to make one of them gay but unwilling to talk about it. Or they are both gay and just got "married" for the BAH.
I have bad news. Elvis is dead. There is no Santa Claus. The WWE is fake.
And so is this Site. Our, those of us sacrificing for you, votes were counted.
And if you are going to be this idiotic, I want my sacrifice back.
Which candidate called his opposition "the enemy".
And the Mayan's predicted this.
Is that how your therapist taught you to deal with the news when your parents told you that you were adopted? It sounds like good advice.
Oh, Jokes are Humor. This is not a news site. It is a Joke site. The only news here are the number of morons who don't know how to read that this is a JOKE site.
I am sure God is attractive. He created me in his image and I am awesome.
But I don't think he is going to sleep with you no matter what you offer him.
Well Gregster I got some news for you. I was not insulting your Religion. Christians Insult their own Religion with their daily actions. You don't need my help. For your necessary education, an individual can believe in God and not be a Christian. It's a rule. Now as for Islam I would love to see that "religion" becomes a historical footnote. And they all died....
Now as to insulting everyone. Yes. Why? People in this country think they are special because mommy and daddy, if you know who they are, told them they were. Did not matter if mom was a crack whore and dad was a john, the kiddies were special. That lie has created the belief that your opinion matters, no matter how asinine it is, that you are a contribution to society just by being there instead of working and performing a valued service, and that you are the model of intelligence. They put warning labels on Bleach and some stupid cow is suing TIDE because the detergent packets look like candy and her little precious afterbirth ate one and died. Why is it the manufactures fault Greg? Because the cow and it was more than one, was too stupid to care for her own children. Why, because she was American, it was not her job to be a parent. That's what daycare, cartoons, and the playboy channel are for.
Americans are narcissistic, ignorant, lazy and self indulgent. NO ONE wants to take responsibility and everyone can seem to find some ignorant excuse or another for ANY behavior. What we do not need are thousands of laws that make the price of everything go up because people don't want to be responsible for their own actions. We need to let Darwin help weed out the gene pool a little and let you idiots take yourselves out.
I personnaly am removing the warning label from hair dryers about using them in the shower. I am running up a score.
So NEWs Flash. You are not special. Your Religious convictions do not make you special. And you have the observational skills of a nat.
I may or may not be a bully, but that is irrelevant. What I am is not politically correct. You used the accomplishments of others to challenge someone's accomplishments and I called you on it. From your response, you have worthwhile contributions to be proud of. USE them not something someone else did.
There is an Aptitude test and it defines which branch you can join and what job you can have. I have met geniuses in uniform and I have also met individuals that were only good enough to be mine detectors, once. (Walk that way, stomp, repeat till you hear a loud noise, stop)
The military is no different than the civilian world. I have met college graduates that thought "literacy" meant put the trash in the trash can.
You sound like you can do math, balance a budget, and make common sense decisions. Run because the government will now be sending the secret police after you.
It doesn't. But then your asinine comments don't either.
Vigilantes can be sent to prison too. I think we can consider it a retirement option and then ensure that the prisons are full of honest convicts who are serving out of principle.
Your family seems to have contributed a lot. What have YOU done? You don't get credit for them and then use that exact same argument when asking someone else what they did? The word you are looking for is hypocrite.
@Cold War Supervillain
I don't do internet dating. Try Match.com.
Here is a last question for the evening. If we are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, why do we allow individuals like that nut they sentenced to life in Arizona to live? His deliberate actions took the life of a child. And now he will enjoy three meals a day, health care at no charge, a nice one room apartment, free education if he wants it, electricity at no charge, TV, radio and all the other pleasures and he does not have to work again for the rest of his life. YOU are paying his bills. The little girl got a box. Her life gone and he gets to enjoy his old age.
Why is that acceptable to anyone? In order to show how morally pure and rightious we are, we allow him to keep breathing no matter what he is responsible for doing?
Penn State protected an individual that destroyed the lives of children for his own jollies and they said NOTHING because it might hurt the Football Program? THAT IS INSANE!
When you will not defend the weak, when you will not protect the innocent, you have purjored your soul for self serving pride.
The question is, if it's okay for children to be murdered and raped, why isn't it okay for them to be YOUR children?
Want to know the difference between a Conservative and Liberal?
When a Liberal looks in the closet they find secrets people don't want to share in public.
When a Conservative looks in the closet, they find guns.
"Get back what you paid no problem". Learn to read and be part of the solution. Or go ahead and be part of the problem.
Most of you all need to go get yourselves a nice large diet coke, large order of fries, and a double patty with cheese of shut the hell up. If you, and by you I sincerely do mean all of you, are a representative sample of this nation, we are so screwed. First, why is the economy in the tank? Because you buy things you cannot afford and run up a credit debt that you cannot pay. Then, because you keep spending, when the bills come due, you default because you owe more than you make. Yes the banks loaned money to those who should not have been able to get loans. NO one held a gun to your heads and said take the money. You have to have the lastest gadget, gizmo, your clothes have to be in style, your hair has to be done, and you cannot be seen eating cheap, and you have to live in a house that is just short of primo because you are there. Business goes overseas because in order to make money they have to pay for dirt cheap labor because the union boys and girls want 30.00 and hour just to push a button and watch the robot do the job. Forget Obama, Romney, Congress, and the Senate. They are made up of people JUST LIKE YOU. So if you cannot bother to spend less than you earn, why should they? Women want government provided contraceptives so they can party like a rock star without a problem 9 months later. Why, because their Christian values say that you cannot have an abortion. What about the Christian value that says keep your legs crossed before you are married? The only virgins in this country are 10 year olds who can outrun their uncles.
You want to solve the budget crisis? Everyone pays their taxes and don't take a refund for ONE YEAR. Problem solved. DO The MATH. It's not hard, go ahead, pull your shoes off, I'll wait. How about the folks that do pay their taxes but they get all these cute incentives so that when they file, they get back three times what they paid in. How does that make sense? Get back what you paid no problem.
This country is going to hell in a hand basket because of the hypocrisy of the citizens who want the money to come out of someone elses pocket. Guess what? There are no spare pockets. This nation is populated with people who are overweight, under educated, self indulgent, lazy, and have an over inflated self opinion of just how great they are.
You want to know what is wrong with this nation? Look in the damn mirror.
Patton! I vote for Patton. Is he on the ballot? Please let me vote for Patton. Where is Patton? GEORGE get your ass back here! Dear Lord in Heaven can we have Patton Back? PLEASE.
Can you Imagine the White House with George S. Patton in office? The world would surrender.
First: Education, All they need to know is how to pull the trigger, reload, and correct a malfunction.
Second: Once they are educated, we can then use them to address foriegn policy. Lots of people need killen.
Third: Energy: Fusion Power Baby.
Fourth: Taxes: EVERYONE pays 18% income tax. NO Taxes on Beer, Whiskey, Tobacco, or Prostitutes (they do pay income tax).
Abortion: Girls get a permanent birth control at 16 for all states but Arkansas, there its 12, and West Virginia, there its 10. (girls in Arkansas, Texas, West Virginia and Kentucky may recieve birth control earlier if they have older brothers or uncles who live with them) I would add Alabama but nobody gives a crap about Alabama.
I would still vote for him.
2 years ago on The Duffel Blog Editorial Board Endorses Charles Lincoln Boatright For President
That dude is soo boned. That would be like wearing the Victoria Secret cross your heart bra, with the MoH, and watching Rosanne Bar on a stripper pole.
2 years ago on Taliban Charge Rapper Chris Brown With Stolen Valor
Yes, its easier to read the threads and comment sections. Which is sometimes as good as or better than the story. Great Work.
2 years ago on Halfway Heroes, 'Near Veterans' Seek Recognition For Almost Serving In Military