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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: only in CA
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:58:44 AM »
Sounds like karma to me. SMH

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Sean,

Didn't know you were deploying again.

Let us know when so we can keep you in our prayers. You and the men you will be commanding...

It'll be the end of the year. I'm the Command IG for an Expeditionary Sustainment Command, so I only get to "command" the other three Joes in my shop.  :grin:

We'll be supporting Soldiers in at least 9 different countries throughout CENTCOM, so I'll probably be quite the "combat tourist". Should be a fun and interesting tour making sure Soldiers are getting taken care of. Nate's already contacted me and made me promise to give y'all my address once I get on the ground in KW.

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I'm a big fan of manual trannies. Simpler, less to go wrong. But that's just me.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Unbelievable
« on: August 10, 2018, 03:25:59 PM »
Kinda like what our scouts do, closer to, and on the ground...

LOL! Except we have better camouflage!

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I got a kick out of the guy kicking back in the HMWWV.

Me too!

Sense of urgency for this whole "operation" was lacking. And what was that guy banging on in the area between the houses?

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I agree with all Big D stated above. I'll add:

I think the commercialization testified to by Nick Francona, is despicable. Period.

As to the recruiters setting up outside of sporting events, this is understandable. The U.S. military is the largest organization of professional athletes in this country. Think about it. We are required to maintain a level of fitness, and perform physically strenuous activities under stressful conditions that most pro sports players are unable to. And we are expected to be able to do for 20 years! It makes sense that we start with recruits who are already athletic, especially in todays age of millennial softness. Schools today don't have much focus on fitness. Most students spend more time on their buts in front of game consoles than outside playing/doing physical things. Recruiting athletic kids means less time getting them into physical condition for the military, and less injuries during training. It's a no brainer.

For the most part, I have rejected professional sports. I don't follow them, and don't buy their products. I made this choice for a number of reasons, one of which being that I don't agree with someone getting paid multi millions for playing a game while Servicemen, First Responders, and Teachers are making just above poverty line wages. I think our cultural priorities are skewed when we value entertainment more than service.

I'm uncomfortable when people thank me for my service, but appreciate it when the offering is sincere. I didn't sign up for thanks. It was my calling. Yes, I've deployed. I'm preparing to deploy again in a few months. I do this because I feel it is important to do my part in defending our great nation. I am honoring the sacrifices made by all those who have served before, whose sacrifices made it possible for me to enjoy the freedoms we have. That said, I'd rather be made uncomfortable by being thanked, than spit upon.

I feel like I've been rambling a bit, but I hope these random thoughts give some insight into my point of view.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Unbelievable
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:17:38 PM »
Incredible site. Thanks for posting.

The Wild Weasel guys were a special kind of crazy. They'd fly until a SAM radar locked them up, then fire a radar guided missile at the SAM radar, hoping it would take out the guidance system before the SAM hit them. That's ballsy as hell!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Extortion 0ne-seven
« on: August 09, 2018, 01:59:22 PM »
?Over time, certain memories will fade, certain details will fade. But one thing that doesn?t fade is never forgetting what they did.?

Amen!

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Texas Girls
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:15:42 PM »
LOL!
 :beercheers:

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Missed Approach
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:12:57 PM »
LOL! Is that the new terrorist ballistic missile? LOL!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Brotherhood
« on: May 01, 2018, 05:29:51 PM »
So by your post sean, are you saying that your retired now?
No, not 'til they boot me out. I'll hit MRD in 2026.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: April 30, 2018, 04:18:26 PM »
Looks good!

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Amazing. Great story!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Brotherhood
« on: April 30, 2018, 03:43:12 PM »
Amen. Had to bury a couple a few weeks back, hard days. Wouldn't change having served, and especially having served with such amazing young men.

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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:18:51 PM »
Happy Birthday, Baylee! And good looking bumper!

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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:41:38 PM »
Good looking XJ! Always liked that body style. Welcome to the board, Baylee!

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CIEMR / Re: At what point do you hold a parent accountable for their kid?
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:22:43 PM »
SMH.

When I was a kid, if I'd acted like that my Mom would have whooped my @$$, and then I would have received another from my Dad when he got home! Liberal helicopter parenting is, IMHO, the cause. I believe it si also why we have so many shootings at schools. Parents aren't involved in raising their kids anymore.

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CIEMR / Re: Tear Down the Statue of Liberty: New liberal idea
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:30:53 AM »
 :likebutton:

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:23:17 AM »
I've been running 36x13.50r15 IROK radials on my CJ for about 8 years, and they're not bad. A little slick on ice, but they tackle everything else well. Sidewalls are really tough, and stiff enough that I've run 2lbs of pressure (without beadlocks) off road and never lost a bead. On the highway, there's a little whine, but not much. They're about as loud as the BFG Mud Terrains I had years ago. They ride smooth, too.

Great feedback / info, thank you!

That's what we're here for, right? LOL

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:17:59 AM »
I've been running 36x13.50r15 IROK radials on my CJ for about 8 years, and they're not bad. A little slick on ice, but they tackle everything else well. Sidewalls are really tough, and stiff enough that I've run 2lbs of pressure (without beadlocks) off road and never lost a bead. On the highway, there's a little whine, but not much. They're about as loud as the BFG Mud Terrains I had years ago. They ride smooth, too.

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Firearms / Re: Passed Guns and Their Stories
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:06:40 PM »
The rifle and shotgun are back home in Alabama. I'll try to remember to take a pic of the pistol and post it.

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Firearms / Re: Passed Guns and Their Stories
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:14:34 PM »
My grandfather, who taught me how to shoot, hunt, and most things outdoors, passed all his firearms to me. A couple are significant. A Marlin Model 1898 12ga pump shotgun, which was his grandfather's. This gun is missing an ejector (he had it apart when he needed to replace the extractor, which had to be hand made by a gunsmith due to no availability of parts. When he went to put it all together again, he couldn't find the ejector. LOL).

The next is his deer gun, a Springfield M1903 that he purchased from an Army Major he served with in 1950. This rifle was "sporterized" with a Monte Carlo stock, and in 1951 (while stationed in Germany) he had a gunsmith mount a scope on it. This is actually a historically significant rifle, because it is one of 2500 M1903s that were modified to accept the Peterson Device (the device converted it to fire .30cal pistol ammo in full auto), but because of its modifications for hunting is not worth much outside of sentimentality.

My favorite, though, is his Colt M1903 .32ACP pistol. He carried this pistol daily as a US Army Counter Intelligence Corps agent hunting down Nazis during the occupation of Germany after WWII, in Japan, and throughout the Korean War. That pistol went everywhere he did until he died.

Handling these weapons makes me feel like a part of him is still with me. It's not the material value of the item. I think it's that these items were used so often, and cared for so lovingly, by their previous owners, that they absorbed a bit of them. So, every time we pull those things out, we are touching a bit of them, and a part of them is still here with us.

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Gun Control / Re: Yea, so let's get to know the gun control gurus
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:54:53 PM »
I remember my oath. I just hope that all federal elected officials (who take the same oath), and the rest of the military commission holders, remember theirs.

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Gun Control / Re: Yea, so let's get to know the gun control gurus
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:14:35 PM »
At its root, it's all about power. Liberals want the "State" to have total power over the individual citizen, to be able to dictate every aspect of life for the citizenry. That goal is impossible with an armed populous. The liberals like to label free people, who are more importantly free-thinking, as fascist, when fascism is, in fact, their goal.

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I'm glad you've decided to move forward towards completion of SqD! Nothing easy in life is worth doing, and the Lord puts trials in our journey to make us stronger.

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CIEMR / Re: Military Retirement
« on: December 22, 2017, 01:19:04 PM »
Sounds to me like the S-1 section needed some filler for the program, and a good idea was born! LOL

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Now, if only the mainstream media would put this across the air waves!

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CIEMR / Re: this is most interesting
« on: December 22, 2017, 01:06:03 PM »
Interesting.  :popcorn:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: December 22, 2017, 12:55:32 PM »
Looking good, Don! You've made a lot of progress.

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CIEMR / Re: Snowflake Defined
« on: December 22, 2017, 12:28:48 PM »
LOL! "Life is tough, get a helmet!"

 :beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:17:40 PM »
 :popcorn:

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UTV's / Re: Polaris MRZR 4-D4
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:01:31 PM »
I'll see about procuring a few on my next deployment, LOL!

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:56:01 PM »
THIS JUST IN....REPORTS ARE THAT BIG D MAY ACTUALLY ATTEMPT TO WORK ON THE ENDLESS, TOTALLED MULITPLE TIMES DUE TO NEGELCT AND EVIL DUST PROJECT KNOWN AS "SQUARE D". THIS REPORTER IS SKEPTICAL, DUE TO MANY FALL REPORTS IN THE PAST, BUT IS HOPEFUL THAT THIS PROJECT MAY ACTUALLY GAIN PROGRESS. ALTHOUGH, THERE ARE ALTERNATE REPORTS THAT THIS MAY BE A RUSSIAN SOURCED HOAX DESIGNED TO GET OUR ATTENTION OFF KEN'S GIRLFIREND'S CURRENT SCANDAL AND (HOPEFULLY) PENDING LEGAL ACTION. STAY TUNED...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 :beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:04:08 PM »
LOL!

 :likebutton:

 :popcorn:

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CIEMR / Re: 4 November Schneegans...AntiFa: What do we know?
« on: October 26, 2017, 11:50:57 AM »
I have a feeling this "uprising" is going to fall flat, except in predominately liberal areas. Even there, I don't expect much. As soon as the riot police show up, most of these idiots will probably soil their pants and run back to mom's basement. The real word is a lot more harsh than "Call of Duty", and they're about to be exposed to it.

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Even an ODB should have been pulling security. That's something that is preached constantly, even in support roles. Always maintain 360* security. Now, that said, I have known purely logistical units to be lax on that, but anyone involved with SF should know better, especially in a foreign, hostile AO. This report seems very fishy. It also seems fishy that it would take 40+ hours for a personnel recovery mission to be spun up. This smells like an effort to discredit the military, IMO.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 24, 2017, 12:02:31 PM »
I also thought 48 hours was generous.
But I like the list!
Sean I think you mistyped on #9 and #10....that or you have a wicked sense of humor (48hrs without destruction...gotta be kidding, right?) bahaha

LOL! Yeah, I was being generous, but goals should exceed expectations, right?

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D.O.T. / Re: Pan-Am, An American Treasure!
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:52:22 PM »
Great article, Don. I knew some of that, but not all. It was a great time, when U.S. businesses where put patriotic duty above their bottom line. The same was true of Hollywood, and professional sports. They all jumped in the serve.

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This narrative make a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing, Don.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:27:58 PM »
I feel a disturbance in the Force.........



Someone, somewhere, is thinking about a full blown "oil change" on a bulldozer named Sarge.

 :popcorn:
You have no idea! ;-0

Let me see if I can guess at the punch list:

1) Turret ring on top suitable for most common crew served weapons (with pintle, and spall shield) and CROWS system
2) Custom trailer with cartridge based MICLIC system (5 charges) for quickly clearing firebreaks (and minefields)
3) Commo shelf with both military and COTS communications systems to cover the spectrum from FM thru Satellite
4) Computer system with GPS add-on and wi-fi for navigation and mobile updates on RMTWS
5) Performance add-ons to improve the vehicle's horsepower to sufficient levels that it can push dirt at 45mph, minimum
6) Custom cab that is bullet proof up to .50 BMG, and mine resistant
7) Custom seating with 5 point harness, and with shock absorbing mounts that will absorb the G-load typical with IED/Mine strikes
8) Custom radio with loud speakers to blare out Ride of the Valkyries and warn any Hajis to avoid you like the plague (doubles as mobile platform to spread the word during spiritual retreats)
9) Armored hydraulic lines capable of surviving nuclear detonation (or 48 hours constant abuse by BigD)
10) Primary, secondary, and tertiary hydraulic pump set-ups to ensure constant operations (or 48 hours constant abuse by BigD)
11) Anti-missile system
12) Reactive armor

That's just off the top of my head. LOL

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Olí SARGE aka BIG RED thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:54:38 AM »
I feel a disturbance in the Force.........



Someone, somewhere, is thinking about a full blown "oil change" on a bulldozer named Sarge.

 :popcorn:

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CIEMR / Re: For your consideration: Second Las Vegas shooter
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:43:56 AM »
Yeah if I was shot at and hit with full auto gunfire  I?m pretty sure I?d be squealing like a school girl into the mike about the gun fire AND that I was hit. Not, oh let me clear the freq and make a call from my cell phone.


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Yep. Especially as an untrained rent-a-cop.

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CIEMR / Re: For your consideration: Second Las Vegas shooter
« on: October 16, 2017, 04:55:53 PM »
His analysis is really getting me to rethink the number of shooters. Initially, I thought that what everyone was hearing was an echo off of neighboring buildings, but it's hard to argue physics and math.

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CIEMR / Re: Vegas.
« on: October 03, 2017, 03:01:51 PM »
I did hear somewhere that this act was claimed by "AntiFa". That and the anti-Trump activity may lend credence. Either way, it's a tragic act by a wacko that will be used by the left to further their agendas.

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CIEMR / Re: Quote of the day!
« on: September 19, 2017, 01:54:09 PM »
The stupid is strong within her.  :facepalm:
:laugh:
And those who keep voting for her!

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LOL! Love your comments, Big D! I can't believe this article was even published on a college campus. SMDH

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CIEMR / Re: The hits just keep coming.....(sad post)
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:41:47 AM »
That sucks, Wilbur. I've been there. I will definitely be keeping you, and you family in my prayers.

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Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:35:17 AM »
Come on guys.......didn't you see these signs earlier?  Property search, XJ neglect, Bear not being mentioned, low post totals.......GOOD FOR BOBBY!   :beercheers:

In order of bold text.

1. Hate apartment living. One day there was too much noise and I finally said I'm done.

2. XJ was turning into a nickel and dime money pit and I got tired of chasing one problem into another.

3. Bear is still awesome. That's another reason I want my own place.

4. For a while I wasn't able to log on due to that bug, so I was around just couldn't post.

But thank you. And I remember the timeframe as I met her 2 days before I started my new job at work.

 :likebutton:

Way to set'em all straight, Bobby! LOL

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