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March 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm #38921
USS Princeton GC-59, we visited in 1990. Our home port was Long Beach, Ca. at that time.March 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm #38561
When I was in the Navy I got to visit Vladivostok. It was amazing. The people were wonderful hosts and I got to see a lot of the city and experience real Russian culture. The one thing that many people told me over and over was that the best thing for them about the visit of the American warships was that all of the markets had been fully stocked and for the first time in years they were able to purchase many of the things they rarely even saw on the shelves. Another showed me that black market food stands on the roadsides for vegetables and fruits were where most people normally bought their groceries.
Being hungry was a part of normal life for them.March 5, 2015 at 7:52 pm #38029
The military has always had surplus equipment following wars but in the past it was not used to militarize police. I can only assume that it has been purposeful, as has been the dramatic increase in the use of SWAT Teams for routine matters.
Yea… like seeing if someone has broken into a house, refusing to check his credentials that prove unequivocally that he has every right to be there working, handcuffing him and holding a gun on him for 45 minutes and then getting pissed off when a sergeant arrives and orders them to release him because he was smart enough to take 5 minutes to verify the credentials.
I have very little use for cops.March 4, 2015 at 2:43 am #37913
Very true. As long as they leave me alone we get along great. They know I will help them if they are in need and I can.March 4, 2015 at 1:21 am #37907
Ninjas could not sneak up on my Chihuahua/Rat Terrier Mix and whenever he hears something the Basset Hound starts baying too.
My neighbors already know I am not a man to be messed with. I have dragged more than one unruly child home and asked the parents to deal with him before I do. They also know I am the go to guy in a crisis. My son and I put out a vehicle fire 30 minutes before the fire department showed up and I have taken care of auto accident victims until help arrived.
In both instances everyone was just standing around talking about what was happening. I immediately started giving orders and organized everyone to handle the situations.March 4, 2015 at 1:09 am #37906
TV is for entertainment. Sometimes the news is the most comical thing on.February 20, 2015 at 3:16 am #36849
Welcome. I just like to be ready for stuff before it happens. Boy Scout Motto and all that.February 12, 2015 at 2:02 am #36375
If he really wants to hurt America all he has to do is produce a Kenyan birth certificate after he leaves office. This would mean he was illegally elected. I believe this would cause a massive turmoil as it would make every decision, every law and every executive action he signed illegal.
Just imagine what would happen if eight years worth of Presidential decisions and laws were suddenly declared illegal and therefore unenforceable.February 12, 2015 at 1:55 am #36374
I remember me and my brother hunting when we were teenagers. There was more than one time we discussed whether or not to shoot something as food. It generally went like this.
“You suppose that (points at animal) would taste good if Mom fried it?”
“Lets find out. Shoot it.”
We ate lots of racoons, turtles, squirrels, rabbits and deer.January 11, 2015 at 7:50 pm #34227
I do not claim to know all the facts, or really many of them to tell the truth. I am a Christian working my way through the Bible for the first time. I know that many things changed after Jesus Christ came, the Old Testament rules are brutal. Christ teaches a different path that allows for forgiveness of sins, not just punishment of sins.
The nut jobs that keep killing in the name of the moon god allah are just pouring gasoline on a fire. Once the Christians and Jews have enough of it there will be an end put to it. The sad part is that they will have no one to blame but themselves and there will be a lot of innocent lives lost everywhere when it happens.
The next crusade will be uglier than any of the past ones.January 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm #34224
Men buy.January 5, 2015 at 2:30 am #33582
I survived. Does that count?December 25, 2014 at 5:09 am #32848
My knowledge of and experience with such weapons is limited. Could you not just use 1/3 or 1/2 the amount of smokeless to get the desired result?November 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm #30358
Do not get me started on the uselessness of a college degree. College cost me the job I had and has never helped me to get a job. In fact it has hindered my ability to get a job and promotions a few times and has saddled me with $45,000 in debt I will never be able to pay back unless I either win the lottery or have a long lost rich relative die and leave me a pile of money.
A little advice for anyone who simply cannot get along without wasting time in school. Do not get a GPA above a C no matter how easy the course work is. A 4.0 GPA will pigeon hole you for life and no one will hire you. Remember, the guy interviewing you probably passed with a B at best and if he thinks you are smarter than him you will not get the job or the promotion.
I have literally had interviews end when they found out my GPA was a 4.0. I was told I was too smart for the job. Now I lie about my GPA and act like a moron if I want the job. That is far more successful than showing that I am actually qualified for the job.November 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm #30356
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat.