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I can't wait to see who they cast as Corey. I damn sure hope it is an actor who can truly show the characters (and the authors) great sense of humor. Anything else would be fall short. This ought to be interesting.
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Glad you are posting about this LW. God I get tired of people...even highly educated people who are normally capable of critical thinking, repeatedly buying into the "crazy Vet" stereotype. I never leave without reminding them that 1) the military recruits from a cross-section of our society/population, and 2) that many of these people already were likely a jerk (criminal/mentally unstable/insert problem here) to begin with the military's structure and leadership probably helped them. If they hadn't been in the military they would have more than likely been the same jerk (insert Adj.) and it was NOT the military who made them do whatever they did. Hollywood's stereotyping certainly doesn't help either.
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I don't hate to many fighters generally because even if I don't care to watch them, they still deserve respect for competing, but damn do I hate that freaking turd of a human. We should pass the hat and collect a bonus for Tim when he beats his ass. Bisping is a dirty piece of shit. Ranger Up .....you guy's did it again; love it!
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2014 on The Real Michael Bisping (Koala Boy) at BLACKFIVE
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"It looks like his angle of attack is alittle bit 'nose high' for the landing...." (By the way, that was good.)
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on Photo - Qualifying Jump at BLACKFIVE
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LC -- Thanks for the reply. I wish I shared your optimism in our current administration and the rest of our gov't employee's. After the blatant failure in Boston last year ( my father was running the race when the bombs went off), I have little stomach nor patience for the gov't attitude of "all will be well. don't worry so much; you are over-reacting with your declarations of possible threats...". Let me be clear--I am an independent in the truest form and am not a "Republican". That out of the way; right now we have an administration that really seems bent on relying on a less than cautious agenda when it comes to policy making: CLOSE, numerous, high-up ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and FUNDING, CONTNUED release of GITMO prisoners who only turn around and return to the battlefields, an administration publicly gives out troop re-deployment ("Pull-out") schedules for our troops, "possibly" under-protects and then fails to try to rescue an embassy and its staff, and I could go on and on..... I am sure will argue some of those points...great, but where there is enough smoke....there has GOT to be FIRE. Let me ask you....seriously; let's play a game of "We bet YOUR life - tomorrow and the probability is significantly increased that YOU will die." (Or your son or daughter.) You(or they) will potentially go into harm's way tomorrow... maybe you are running the Boston Marathon, or have a relative who works in an embassy and their whole family is accompanying them overseas for the tour's duration, or your son is a young Marine Lance Corporal going on patrol TOMORROW and could face an inexperienced Jihadi or one who has returned to the field with venom and experience. How do you feel about those decisions --1st paragraph--now?? Still completely comfortable? What if YOU had to write the letter to all of the families of those who were killed?? Would you make different decisions? (And please don't tell me...."look how many guys are being killed in A-stan right now, so what's the difference??" In my opinion, our country has been reckless with our troops lives since Day 1 of both wars in many ways, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't change tomorrow.) Families nationwide "play this game" everyday when they buckle their kids into a car seat, or give their teenager the car keys.....and unfortunately they take those decisions much more seriously, while letting our politicians off the hook when they (the Pol's) just "hope for the best" and institute a "soft" and dangerous agenda. WHY !! I am not anti-Democrat, but I have never grasped why Dem's-generally-are softer on things like security, foreign policy, espionage, and intelligence, and defense. These things are meant to protect them and all of us. Keeping China & Russia from stealing all of our secrets such as nuclear technology, only to re-sell it to NKorea and Iran isn't a bad idea really is it??? I could go on and on......but only if I put my tin foil hat on. Be liberal on everything else for God's sake.....but not protection. My parents are tried and true Dem's. Thanks for reading if you made it this far.
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"What he said." (you OldSoldier54) And AMEN ! (Now we know....obviously the E.R. obstetrician must have kept Rosie from castrating the little guy at birth. Protect yourself Parker !)
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No wonder the FBI, CIA CT unit, ICE, and NSA didn't catch the Boston bombers BEFORE they bombed the marathon.....they were more than likely TOLD, ordered, etc.... not to do so due to directives such as this! The inmates truly are running the asylum now! (It is beyond me how ANY New Yorker, 1st responder from 9/11, or any other survivor of 9/11 isn't up in arms over this?! But I will bet, the response will be .....silence -- from the liberal east coast of the US allowing the media to try to explain it away.)
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I guess some people are thick-headed.... I have to ask, are you from Michigan? (I am originally from Detroit and Michigan is the only place I have ever heard the phrase "Up North" used, although I am sure it might be used elsewhere... Explanation to all other folks: Us "down-stater's" referred to the rest of Michigan as "up north"...because it was literally "up north".)
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Hey shithead.... Allow me to explain something to you....the vast majority of the blogging done on this site and most of the comments left has very little to do with the politics of war or whether a battle was successful or not. Essentially, people here aren't keeping score and screaming for more blood. The comments they make and the posting of this video was in support of fellow servicemen. Obviously, you haven't figured THAT out yet. You are still wrapped around the axle of "keeping political score" as far who is pro-war. The vast majority of the people on this site --- if you polled them, are not "pro-war". Although you mistake them for being so. They are, like the GySgt in the video, simply in favor of supporting their fellow serviceman -- just as the GySgt stated IN the damn video.
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Maybe that directive is what led to these Marines doing this: ---from the DuffelBlog http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/01/marines-afghanistan-hold-memorial-service-porn-stash/
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2014 on Yet Another War We Will Lose at BLACKFIVE
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For the "umpteenth" time we are "graced" which your classes, senseless, and inappropriately placed disgusting comments. You do realize that some of us on here now equate your comments ---whenever we see "Chowline"---to be on par with and share many similarities with what the Westboro Baptist Church chooses to do at military funerals. Hey Chowline --- you are able to enter this forum at any time you like. Why don't you give us an opportunity to electronically "enter" your world by giving us your name and home address, Facebook link, email address and address book of friends and family, the address of your work, and family addresses. I would LOVE to post to your Facebook page, email or postal mail all of your friends, family, and coworkers what you post on here regularly. I AM SURE that many of them would be disgusted and disappointed by you. But ---as we know---you don't have the stomach to do any of that... heck, you can't even post with your real name. An adult with no confidence or courage who needs to demean and hurt others to feel good about himself.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2014 on Godspeed, Farrell Gilliam at BLACKFIVE
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More than 7,000 murders in Iraq in 2013....
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Matt, Keeping in theme with good authors and new books coming out; Alex Berenson (I don't believe that I have seen anyone on B5 review his work before) has a new book coming out in Feb - "The Counterfiet Agent". (Nelson DeMille has oe coming out soon too.) I find his work to be pretty damn interesting and in the vain of Vince Flynn. His current character series is very similar. Just thought that I would contribute if folks are looking for more quality stuff to read. And I agree -- WEB Griffin is a legend in military writing. Thanks.
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"You should always be careful where you stick your weiner."
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2013 on Methinks a Caption Contest is in Order at BLACKFIVE
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Ill be watching and rooting for Tim of course, but this Natal guy could be tough fight for Tim. Natal is a Gracie BJJ black belt and is also a pretty good striker. Should be good fight. Kick some ass Tim!
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You might want to take a second to breath, calm down, and think before you so passionately defend someone ....by insulting & cussing the rest of us out. I never once cussed at her nor insulted HER as a person, but rather her decision to glamorize her "struggle and challenges" by writing a PUBLIC BLOG and by seeking out multiple interviews with ENTERTAINMENT (Not news media) sources. (Think about those nuggets of info for a minute....) She has a right to do those things, but by doing so she willingly OPENS herself up for critique. I have a strong suspicion that she can handle it. By the way, I am not criticizing her as much for the debatable difficulties that she faced during and after her time in a combat zone as much as for her willingness to seek the spotlight numerous times in order to leverage those "difficulties" into more time in the "spotlight" and her own gain. (I DO believe that she embellished her "challenges and difficulties", which frankly is reprehensible, but that is a highly subjective discussion that would be better had with her in private in my opinion.)
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Oct 8, 2013
You're passion to offer protection to suffering Vet's is admirable and appreciated. In general I always give the benefit of the doubt when a veteran says they are "suffering". But in this case and others in which the "suffering" vet so very obviously goes out of their way to SEEK excessive attention to trumpet their suffering, I have to question both the genuine intent and motives behind the "attention" as well as the "suffering". Generally, I leave it alone and give them the benefit of the doubt, but not here.
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Kids who are away from home for the first time at summer camp who are "homesick" have had worse symptoms. This idiot is chasing the spotlight and obviously loves it.
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Could not agree more!!
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2013 on You Sicken Me.... at BLACKFIVE
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None from me. I am NOT a fan of Al-Asaad regime and its history, but the "rebels" have a consistent history stretching back just as long if not longer than Asaad of being a Sunni non-secular group whose goals is to take Syria back to a radical-conservative religous caliphate. They ---with their historical Muslim Brotherhood background and more recent Al Queda ties, will DEFINITIVELY be an enemy to the U.S. and likely a base of terror against the U.S. and Israel. Asaad is not much better, but the devil you know is easier to strategize against. While backing the rebels will only inflame the Arab Shia world against us, only to have they with terrorist history to turn around and try to kill us. For once,....we should just stay the fuck out of it....regardless of OB's "redline".
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2013 on Syria, A Simple Question at BLACKFIVE
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LTSO: Please keep in mind that I have been out for several years and may not have a recent feel for the deployable unit "climate". But, allow me to agree with you LTSO and still offer some dissent to what you assert. For instance, while the authors "solutions" may be unusually harsh and may not even solve the problem, do completely disagree that there may well be a unit climate in which a lack of discipline breeds gross misbehavior such as sexual assault? I am interested to hear what more active duty troops have to say about those assault cases that they have heard about and how they were handled. All we end up hearing is the "CNN expose' interview" version which portrays the military in general as a permissive --at least, and abusive --more than likely environment for women. I actually agree with your assertion; his solution is "overboard" and would only cause hate and discontent that would create reprisals and/or problems.
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Interesting read, very interesting (and sad for a number of reasons), and of course good post.
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It's pretty damn amazing that someone so high in rank could have seemingly spent so many years in some sort of "military environment" with fellow servicemen and women ..... and still have ABSOLUTELY NO concept of what the vast majority of the military force's actually do and how they perform their duties. Amazingly ignorant. She is truly tunnel vision-ed on her own agenda.
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Shovel-Nazi wins it in my book. Watching him deftly twirl and spin the shovel like a pair of nun-chuks brings back memories for me of how I too used to clumsily flip my E-tool as I walked to dig my cat-hole. If only the Marine Corps had had an "Introduction to E-tool as a Russian Weapon system" class....? I feel cheated now. My years of service feel empty and somehow unfulfilled, incomplete. I am googling "ArchangelLtd.org" NOW !
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