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Kozy62

Feb-01-13 7:39 PM

Oh well, big gun show, income taxes done and a memorial for a friend...way too much to do tomorrow. But, it' going to be 75 and not a cloud in the sky.

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notSocialist

Jan-31-13 9:21 PM

If ya really want to annoy them, rate every post.

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notSocialist

Jan-31-13 9:20 PM

Disagrees are good! It means you irritated a liberal.

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Mtlhed

Jan-31-13 5:29 PM

there are a few who disagree with anything certain people post.

Yea, I know. It still drives me nuts though. Oops, I mean "psycologically disadvantaged." I didn't mean to offend any Obama supporters.

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notSocialist

Jan-31-13 4:19 PM

Dead on, Louigi!!

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Louigi

Jan-31-13 3:22 PM

Kozy, not only did we identify evil, we did something about it. No we just appease it.

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Kozy62

Jan-31-13 1:20 PM

Yes, sunshine, evil has been around way before us, but, Louigi is correct...we used to be proud to call ourselves a Christian nation and think evil was wrong.

Truely, the only answer is to make God's ways, our ways. Are you with me?

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Kozy62

Jan-31-13 1:13 PM

Mtlhed...there are a few who disagree with anything certain people post. And there is one very young person who just knows hows to disagree and those who only believe what MSNBC says. And at least three who want the terrorists to win as long as Obama can get a pass.

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Louigi

Jan-31-13 12:13 PM

I agree sunshine, the difference is that in the old days we recognized evil, we called it evil, now stating the facts, or the truth is politically incorrect.

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sunshine72

Jan-31-13 8:28 AM

"The bottom line for me, the world is being turned up side down in this current generation. Good is evil and evil is good. "

There is nothing new under the sun.

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notSocialist

Jan-31-13 1:51 AM

@metalhead: thereligionofpeace.c om/

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notSocialist

Jan-31-13 1:50 AM

"Someone actually disagreed with my comment about the journalist almost being abducted. I guess he or she disagrees with me about the mindset of terrorists and many Arab countries. "

They didn't disagree with your statement, which is true, they disagreed because you speak like a conservative.

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notSocialist

Jan-31-13 1:48 AM

"The bottom line for me, the world is being turned up side down in this current generation. Good is evil and evil is good. "

The Russians said they would destroy us without firing a shot. They would subvert our culture, using sex as the bait. They are winning.

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Louigi

Jan-31-13 12:36 AM

I honor and respect my late mother, my wife and my 4 daughters. I want my daughters to be all that they can be, if the military was their choice I would be proud. If while in a supporting role they were lost to hostile action, I would consider it tragic. But if I lost a child because it furthered some leftist political agenda, I would consider it murder.

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Louigi

Jan-31-13 12:21 AM

The bottom line for me, the world is being turned up side down in this current generation. Good is evil and evil is good. We kill our unborn children in the millions, but will go to any length to save a whale.

How many women will have to be raped and tortured as result of capture or die in actual combat before the radical feminists get what they think they have coming. They of done a great disservice to women in general.

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Louigi

Jan-31-13 12:01 AM

The last statement of the my previous post refers to the fact that in general, military inductees of either sex are not any different than college age and older high school students. The have the same dreams as any other american youth, and more important, their hormones are raging. These factors can be tolerated and overcome in units where close combat is not a primary mission, but in an army or marine unit it is a distraction that can have a dire effect on unit readiness. I can come at this issue from a couple other directions and come to the same conclusion, women should not be allowed in infantry combat units, even if they feel it is there choice.

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Louigi

Jan-30-13 11:39 PM

I also served in the Air Force with women. With 12 years experience in the matter, I could relate some factual anecdotes that would really make the leftists mad. I will say this, in my 12 year career, some of the best, most dedicated NCO's that I served with, were were women. As a matter of fact my wife is a 12 year Air Force veteran, an aircraft crew chief. In my specialty many a man was assigned to other duties because they didn't have the size and strength required to do the job. When women came on board, the physical standards were lowered, in order for them to qualify for the position. My duty did not entail combat, and in most cases lack of physical strength could be overcome by mechanical means or by simply getting some help. Any one that believes that the physical difference between men and women would not be a factor in combat, is an idiot. Not to mention factors such as unit cohesion, moral, and readiness.

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Mtlhed

Jan-30-13 6:04 PM

Someone actually disagreed with my comment about the journalist almost being abducted. I guess he or she disagrees with me about the mindset of terrorists and many Arab countries. Perhaps I'm wrong and they were just dragging her off to give her a free mani and pedi.

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Mtlhed

Jan-30-13 5:56 PM

"Has any one commenting ever served with women in a military setting? And I don't mean in combat. "

Yes, I was USN for 10 years. 4 on 2 different ships, 3 at shore duty and 2 in the Reserves. Luckily, I never had to deal with all the issues that surround having a mixed crew. My first was a sub tender, generally mixed, but since I was home ported out of Italy, we had no women. My 2nd was a combatant, so no women. However, my combatant ship is now mixed. I've heard my old berthing is now the female berth. I did interact with and have experience with women during A-school, shore duty and the reserves, but telling my experiences and opinion will just set everyone off again, so I'll keep silent on that, unless provoked..LOL

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notSocialist

Jan-30-13 5:18 AM

HEADLINE: Some Marine combat jobs may remain closed to women.

"WASHINGTON — In his first interview since the Pentagon opened ground combat jobs to women, the commandant of the Marine Corps said some occupations may ultimately remain closed if only a small number qualify.

The Marines will not lower physical standards for certain specialties, Gen. James Amos told USA TODAY. "We can't afford to lower standards," he said. "We can't make adjustments on what's required on the battlefield.

"That's not why America has a Marine Corps," he said. "

usatoday.c om/story/news/nation/2013/01/29/marine-corps-women-combat/1873753/

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notSocialist

Jan-29-13 7:02 PM

Poor old ship. It's a reef on the bottom of the Atlantic, now.

No, it wasn't my fault.

It was used in a Navy SinkEx exercise many moons ago.

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notSocialist

Jan-29-13 7:00 PM

"Has any one commenting ever served with women in a military setting? And I don't mean in combat. "

Twice at sea on my ship, the Guam (LPH-9), for a couple weeks. They occupied one of the Marine berthing compartments. The heads are usually attached to the berthing compartments, so there was no trouble there.

It was funny (funnie), the Captain announced that male crew members were not allowed to set foot in that compartment while they were on board. Quote: "Any penetration, however slight, will result in immediate Captain's Mast." I'll never forget that.

The Navy has been using women on support ships for decades. I know it was HUGE trouble for both to get caught together in a locked compartment.

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notSocialist

Jan-29-13 6:50 PM

"... but my point is the mindset of many countries and their men towards Americans and specifically American women. "

In this case it is the mindset of Islam against women and the infidel. Women are property according to the Sharia. No problem with killing the infidel according to the Sharia. Add them together and it's looking very dark, indeed, for our ladies.

Someone mentioned earlier that men would be tortured, and the women raped. I don't think that is correct. Fighting against jihadis, our captured women will be tortured AND raped.

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notSocialist

Jan-29-13 6:44 PM

I remember there was no outcry from the American media about the reporter's attack. This was during the 'Arab Spring', which the Administration just gushed over with praise.

Perhaps that was why it was not widely reported.

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Mtlhed

Jan-29-13 6:13 PM

Remember a few months back when that female journalist was nearly abducted right out of a crowd of protestors. I think it was in Egypt. She wasn't even in combat, but just being an American woman overseas nearly got her abducted. Gee, I wonder what they had in mind for her. I know the media doing their jobs is a whole different topic and unrelated, but my point is the mindset of many countries and their men towards Americans and specifically American women.

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