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Actually, she interviewed with a local radio station on guns last year, and has a variety of professional modeling and acting credits. The image RS used has also appeared in Time and Der View.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2013 on An Internet Meme You Should Meet at BLACKFIVE
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Obviously, as anyone past 5th grade knows, what one states for the press is not necessarily, nor even usually, what one actually plans. There's a decade of commentary at this point on what the actual purpose of the war is. I know this, you know this. You're clearly attempting to misquote me and re-state for your own ends. You know better than that. I'm not going to waste time further.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on Libya: Muslim law and secular dreams at BLACKFIVE
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Liberals love to imagine that everyone is liberal in outlook if given the chance, and will of course choose an enlightened, liberal, socially conscious society with positive freedom for all, and none of that nasty "negative freedom" that people use to make "wrong choices." That this has never happened in the history of the human race doesn't stop them from imagining it.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on Libya: Muslim law and secular dreams at BLACKFIVE
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Usual disclaimer of not being a grunt. See if someone can arrange a military flight. Share a ride on top of a pallet of dufflebags with him. Lots of legroom there. He should applaud your consideration of his build, and your thriftiness. Bonus: The unheated hold should encourage snuggling.
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The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy. No more, no less.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2011 on The atom bomb ended WWII.......right? at BLACKFIVE
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The Japanese nuke program is legendary--half history, half myth. I watched a Japanese production of Hiroshima a few years ago, in which the Emperor was lamenting the loss of priceless cultural icons to the pending defeat, and several members of the High Command, to save him from "disgrace" were preparing to murder him and then commit seppuku. It cited several Japanese references. Russia entered into it not at all. Loss of population was not a concern. Destruction of Japanese CULTURE was the deciding factor. It's not that nukes kill people. It's that nukes can vaporize your history.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2011 on The atom bomb ended WWII.......right? at BLACKFIVE
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His cheerleaders will tell you the names don't really matter, and caring about that is just nitpicking, his intent was clear. Wait for it. I've got 5 bucks someone on PuffHo says that within the first 30 comments, if they bother to post it.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2011 on President Obama's Terrible Mistake at BLACKFIVE
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I believe the rear slots provide limited drive speed against wind. This allows some steerability, at approx 3-5 mph. A good ram air these days can hit 60 knots. But they open slower, making them less effective for 800-1200 foot combat drops, which don't need a lot of steering anyway. So they're reserved for HALO.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2011 on Red Horse Drop at BLACKFIVE
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The USAF has snipers. Really. Also, Combat Controllers have taken sniper training for purposes of designating targets with API, I'm told.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2011 on Red Horse Drop at BLACKFIVE
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Obviously this is way late, but... Do the Dems have an exit strategy for Korea? What about an easy one: Kosovo? Take your time.
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Lasers do offer the advantage of no lead, no flight time. There's no reason for the aiming mechanism to be worse than any other weapon mount, and the weapon will be more inherently accurate. The next question is durability--what's the service life between overhauls? If it only needs power, not ammunition, then it also reduces ordnance load, logistics and potential fire/explosion issues. What is the service life? It very well might be a cost effective replacement for Phalanx/Goalkeeper, and for above horizon direct fire.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2011 on Navy lasers and pirates at BLACKFIVE
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Oh, good. Glad I wasn't the only one to think of needing crotchless to allow proper ventilation and discharge. And if you're going to wear jeans, go with Danglers, I mean Wranglers.
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And yet, when support is outsourced, the sheep bleat, "Haliburton! Haliburton! Haliburton! Overpaid contractors! Wasted money! Why are we paying contractors when we have troops?" You seriously think troops stateside in training and buildup are "non-essential" and shouldn't be paid? FYI: My wife is a Guard/DoD Technician, responsible for military training for the state. She's considered "non-essential." (She also doesn't have a union.) Funny. As I read the Constitution, cadre for the "militia" to ensure its organization and fitness are absolutely constitutional. Congress, and apparently you, disagree.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2011 on Even Obama can't be this dumb at BLACKFIVE
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The best statistical case that can be made (assuming there have been attempts at terrorism aboard aircraft since their implementation, and that TSA was 100% effective in stopping them), they have improved the odds of you dying from such from 1:79 million to 1:76 million. How many lottery tickets is that? And I know a lot of people in this forum won't like the European solution--when I was in France and Germany last month, they profiled people. Non-Israeli Middle Easterners and North Africans were pulled aside for extra scrutiny. African-Americans and -Europeans, and Caucasians were largely left alone.
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TSA agents are not law enforcement, have no powers of arrest or detention, and must call real cops if they have a problem. If they detain you, it is kidnapping--a federal offense. The problem is, they know you're on a tight schedule, and they have your cell phone in the bin. They use intimidation and your schedule against you. If they make you wait for a pat down longer than a reasonable time, you should ask, "Am I under arrest? Then am I free to go?" The only legal answers they can give are "no," and "yes." Any other answer is a violation of federal law. They CANNOT arrest you, and detaining you against your wishes is unlawful. Yes, you can call real cops and file charges. People have. However, that takes an hour or so, and you have a flight to catch...
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We laughed at "Airplane!" Have you ever been in a Turkish prison, Billy? Billy, do you ever watch movies about gladiators? Have you ever seen a grown man naked? Somehow, I suspect Thousands Standing Around wouldn't get the joke.
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So, my wife is a "civil servant loafing for the federal government"? In her job in Technician Training for the National Guard? Ensuring that other Soldiers and Airmen are trained to manage operations? She loses not only her Guard pay, but also her weekday DoD Technician pay. Not to worry. I'm a rich author. She's only in the Guard for the fun and adventure and the free paycheck. Thanks for the support there, big guy.
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I doubt I have the most military experience. Kratman has more years, Drake most certainly has more combat time, and mine was nothing to brag about. I may have the broadest experience, with service in two branches and two components (Active and Guard).
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Thanks. I'm home. The Middle East still sucks.
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It's not the soldier with the pet that's a problem. It's the 10,000th soldier with the pet. Rabies, fleas, dogshit, fights, food meant for troops feeding the dogs, dogs humping and producing more dogs... No pets. And yup, GO1A and GO1B have, and still prohibit pets.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2008 on A Soldier and Her Dog, Second Act at BLACKFIVE
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According to this local blog: http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2007/12/rogers-park-lawyer-goes-up-against.html Blognotes: Anti-war Alderman's constituent damages a military man's vehicle. This should really be interesting. Jay Grodner, living in a ward under the control of Joe Moore, a known anti-military politician, defaces a military mans vehicle. Is this what all military personal can expect when venturing into Joe Moore country? Has Joe Moore created a hate in Rogers Park towards military personal? The local alderman will be a worthless POS.
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We have a Jay M and a Jay R. Are we sure they're the same person? Father/son? Master/apprentice? Master/bitch?
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Shouldn't the insurance company also be following up? Mike needs to give all the info to them. They'll either fix his car or sue to get the money, or both. This does not limit Mike's options, either. Both parties have an interest.
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I wouldn't waste time with small claims court in Shicago. And it's no longer true that small claims means no lawyers or no delays. Attempting to collect on a bad check cost me three trips, several hundred dollars, and a judge telling me the defendant had no obligation to make good. They will side with the lawyer. I wouldn't rely on the prosecutor to actually do anything, either. They're too busy seizing guns from old ladies and begging for fed money against "gangs," "Drugs" and "Guns." It's a shame that the best course of action would have been to beat the crap out of the turd. I certainly recommend the felony charge, and military duty SHOULD be a legitimate cause for postponement, under law. It could tie the lawyer up for years. The military also might provide representation since military status was involved. Or, they may say he was on leave, so it's strictly private. Worth asking. I'll chip in $20 toward legal fees. I'm sure we can get enough donations if we can't find a pro bono vet type lawyer. I've got a friend trying to find...I see we've been beaten to his home address. Keep it legal, brothers and sisters. One non-threatening call is not harassment.
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