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    Our military is like a baby that never grows up. No matter how much you feed it, or how proud it makes you feel, it never advances beyond waving it’s arms & legs, producing varying amounts of noise and copious amounts of waste.
    May I always be found beneath your contempt.

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    The problem isn't the military, but the politicians who direct them.
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    Pssst...U`ilani? When you see salmoned's posts, think about the sculpture in Fremont - the one under the north end of the Aurora Bridge...

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    This will be a fun thread to read tomorrow. Salmoned, you go ahead and push those buttons.

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    *settles in with popcorn and a soda to watch*

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    Whack Whacks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Pssst...U`ilani? When you see salmoned's posts, think about the sculpture in Fremont - the one under the north end of the Aurora Bridge...
    Haha! Understood.

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    Never mind. It's useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by U'ilani View Post
    The problem isn't the military, but the politicians who direct them.
    That's pretty much it in a nutshell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by U'ilani View Post
    Haha! Understood.
    Awww---you let 'em in on the secret!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adri View Post
    *settles in with popcorn and a soda to watch*
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    "Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty." George Washington
    May I always be found beneath your contempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U'ilani View Post
    The problem isn't the military, but the politicians who direct them.
    Is it really the politicians, though...or the insiders controlling the politicians?

    We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    "Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty." George Washington
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    Thanks matapule *g*

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Our military is like a baby that never grows up. No matter how much you feed it, or how proud it makes you feel, it never advances beyond waving it’s arms & legs, producing varying amounts of noise and copious amounts of waste.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyleet99 View Post
    This will be a fun thread to read tomorrow. Salmoned, you go ahead and push those buttons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adri View Post
    *settles in with popcorn and a soda to watch*
    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
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    Dude, don't make me ignore you.
    I'm glad you're feeling frisky with your first-amendment rights. Sentiments from guys like you make guys like me feel all warm & fuzzy that our struggles have been worth the effort.

    I'm also glad that this board has an "Ignore Poster" feature, too! You have a nice life now.

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    Our military is like an adult diaper to the bedwetters. They hate the idea of a diaper, but appreciate the fact that the bed don't stink, and that they can just keep right on soiling themselves without concern.
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    Wow. I never thought to put TWO guys on my Ignore list in so short a time.

    Any more volunteers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nords View Post
    Sentiments from guys like you make guys like me feel all warm & fuzzy that our struggles have been worth the effort.
    Okay, I'll bite, what struggles would those be?
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    There's a bunch of dead guys from assorted nations that indicate otherwise.
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    Eh, I already had TK on "Ignore", so no changes there.

    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    Okay, I'll bite, what struggles would those be?
    24 years, including 20 in the submarine force. Ballistic missile submarines at first and later attack submarines with the activities described in "Blind Man's Bluff". Retired since 2002.

    Spouse did nearly 18 years of active duty and just retired from the Navy Reserve-- meteorologist, oceanographer, & various Reserve contingency planning/disaster recovery billets.

    My nephew's carrying on the tradition. He started with nearly four years with a Ranger battalion-- Afghanistan in Oct 2001 & mid-2002, followed by Iraq in late 2002-early 2003. He followed that up with USMA '07 and has just finished Ranger School enroute his new Ranger unit. He's considering Special Forces.

    When our kid graduates from high school she's considering the family business via NROTC.

    When I was in Monterey in the 1980s the students from the Defense Language Institute used to come to the school to share our gym. Many of them would wear t-shirts that would say in huge letters on the front "We're learning Russian..." (or whatever their assigned language was). On the back it'd say "... so you don't have to."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nords View Post
    24 years, including 20 in the submarine force. Ballistic missile submarines at first and later attack submarines
    And how would you feel about defying an order from a commanding officer that you felt was unjust or illegal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nords View Post
    "We're learning Russian..." (or whatever their assigned language was). On the back it'd say "... so you don't have to."
    Haha, cute
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    And how would you feel about defying an order from a commanding officer that you felt was unjust or illegal?
    Did you have an anti-military experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Did you have an anti-military experience?
    Yep, the Viet Nam War and the Iraq War.
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