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      In the context of current events this historial perspective may be instructive.  Our current national fascination with appeasing our sworn enemies will, and in fact already has, come back to haunt us.  The Reverend Wright 's proclamation may in fact be spot on, "America's chic...
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    Posted by gregkerr
    As you are aware there has been a mini uproar over Clint Eastwood's movie "American Sniper" involving some people who feel snipers are cowards. Those who have made these comments are displaying their ignorance of what war and battle actually involve. First off, let me bring to mind a scene from the...
  • January 20
    Posted by gregkerr
    As you are aware there has been a mini uproar over Clint Eastwood's movie "American Sniper" involving some people who feel snipers are cowards. Those who have made these comments are displaying their ignorance of what war and battle actually involve. First off, let me bring to mind a scene from the...
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    Posted by PureStrife
    As I've mentioned, my youngest cousin is in the Army and recently went to Afghanistan. There are 7 of us, plus 3 significant others. We aren't super close but you can definitely tell we are family. Mess with one of us, and you take us all on. If one of us gets something into our heads, with proper ...

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  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat LATEST NEWS ON THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER --
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  • sequax
    sequax oh my!
    NASA has actually posted a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, I am impressed!
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  • Roberta
    Roberta Sorry I missed the chat. The good news is Gerald's days off change next week and I will be able to make it to the chat again.  Miss everyone. Dawn wanted me to le you know that she has the flue again and is going for chest X-Rays. She also needed to go to...  more
    • Fri at 10:51 PM
    • Roberta
      JuJu I forgot all about the chat....
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      Wolf <> Popped in at 1912 hr but found a ghost town/
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  • Vann
    Vann Who else is saddened with the loss of Leonard Nimoy's death? Star Trek was one of my favorite shows growing up. It was never a dull moment between the stars of the show, and in many respects Spock was the show. 
    • Fri at 8:54 PM
    • Vann
      Jagbrat I am very saddened. He created some great stuff while owning pointed ears...
    • Vann
      sequax It is very sad he is gone!
      The characters he did, as well as voice for various dialogue for factual shows.
    • Vann
      retcolusa Yes, very sad indeed. "Live long and prosper".
    • Vann
      Wolf <> While reading a book last night who should pop up on the backround noise boob-tube in a 1963 episode of Perry Mason but a very young Leonard Nimoy... <_______> RIP/
      • 7 hours ago
    • Vann
      Sargesbrat He played a being with no emotions and did much to stir ours. He now belongs to the stars.
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    • Wolf
      retcolusa Where's the snow?
      • Fri at 10:05 PM
    • Wolf
      Wolf That updated pic was putting me on a bum Terry but to answer your inquiry it's back with a 7 day, 30 degree less than norm. vengeance/
      • 7 hours ago
    • Wolf
      retcolusa I have cabin fever too, Wolf. I'm more than ready for spring.
      • 7 hours ago
  • sequax
    sequax a thought?
    why do we as a people accept president limited to two terms max? When we should also put the same restrictions on Senators and House of Rep's people as well?
    Also while at a rant, why do we not require the President, Vice President, Secretary...  more
    • Thu at 10:31 PM
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    • sequax
      retcolusa These are some legitimate flaws in the Constitution that we as a people should have rectified long ago. I don't think anyone is qualified to be president that has not honorably served in the military. As for congress, it should be hard to get elected an...  more
    • sequax
      Wolf <> Nothing a Constitutional Ammendment shouldn't be able to change but don't hold your breath waiting on career lawmakers & law-breakers to drop a shite patty into the punchbowl they collectively drink out of at any level of government... I put the ...  more
    • sequax
      Vann I think it's clear the framers of the constitution did not see the congress as a full time job nor a life long job. I believe if we had term limits so no one could ever serve more than 8 years this would be a step in the right direction and would break up...  more
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat The Constitution allowed them to build their career paths and they have warped the entire program such as attaching riders to popular bills that allow their special interests to be enacted. The only way to change this will be through a States' convention...  more
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  • Jimi
    Jimi Wondering if anyone else who grew up in the Post-Vietnam and Cold War era experiences a twinge of irritation when they see civilians driving around with "Support Our Troops" stickers on their car ?  It's great to see that attitudes have changed,...  more
    • Thu at 3:29 AM
    • Jimi
      sequax In some ways I do believe the support our troops is a disguise!
      Seeing as no immediate retirement for 20 year veterans! The service members must wait until 60 plus years of age! (or the service member can take a lump sum of cash) Also the support of our...  more
    • Jimi
      Wolf <> Take it with a grain of salt Jimi if you don't want a bleeding ulcer >> Very generally speaking yet quite peculiarly AmeriKans tend to jump on bandwagons, whipping the draw donkey till it's road kill then moving on to the next flavor of the...  more
    • Jimi
      Sargesbrat Always saw the thank you as only meaning we don't hate you any more. Support is out of the question in a capitalistic society.
      • 5 minutes ago
  • Vann
    Vann Atlanta and North Georgia is competing with Boston and upper east coast for some winter weather media time--yesterday's dusting of snow may be a prelude to a real mess later today.  Stay tuned and if we get black ice we will be back in the news.
    • Wed at 1:03 PM
    • Vann
      sequax oh black ice can be fun
      • Wed at 6:26 PM
    • Vann
      Vann Further north of us there is a lot of snow. We only received sleet and there are patches of slushy ice everywhere, but the roads are in good shape except for bridges here and there.
      • Thu at 9:09 AM
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  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Gonna be 28 degrees here in Central Texas tonight - I pity you folks who are taking the brunt of this cold wave.  Stay warm, keep hydrated.
    • Mon at 12:54 PM
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Quite the deluge, eh Terry >> Farmers Almanac nailed it big-time on the accu-meter and it's far more entertaining being on the outside looking in for once... Admittedly i've been somewhat miserly with sympathy towards my weather whiner acqu...  more
      • Mon at 3:24 PM
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Just trying to do our part, Bro - anything we can do to help.....
      • Mon at 6:08 PM
    • retcolusa
      sequax a balmy 3 deg f, virtual heat wave here (Wisconsin)
      sigh wish we would get a lot more snow though, no snow means that we get hit with draught!
      • Mon at 9:06 PM
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> " - anything we can do to help..... " <> Slip on your muck boots, finish up my sandstone block gather & placement project, oh and don't forget to put on a fur lined parka along with bringing up a wide blade snow shovel/
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    • February 22
  • Jimi
    Jimi Thank you so much.  It has taken me 25 years to really reach out to the brat community, other than the occasional ranting and raving.  Have realized how much I need to be in communication with other brats as opposed to just being angry and isolated.  So t...  more
    • February 21
    • Jimi
      sequax sure
      tis good to have a means to chat with other brats!
      some think it is easy having to move around like most of us did.
      ranting/venting is one thing just do not let it drive your life!
      • February 21
    • Jimi
      Wolf <> Cool, Ft. Knox & Baumholder I've left footprints in both locales and I'd be interested in some dialogue about youthful experiences relative to the Baumholder, Idar Oberstein, Strassburg Kaserne arena... Can't really relate to to your feelings of ...  more
    • Jimi
      Jimi That would be great. Ft Knox I don't remember because we moved the year after I was born there (even though its only a couple of hours from where I live now). But Baumholder....ah yes....its a bonding experience between all whom have lived there isn't i...  more
      • Thu at 3:20 AM
    • Jimi
      Wolf <> Began that tour in 1960 with a sea crossing on the Rose and yet another brief stay in Berlin culminating August "61" with a wee hour wake-up and whatever you can grab train ride thanks to a little Commie issue eventually called the Berlin Wall &g...  more
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      Vann Hi Jim, Welcome to MBO!
      • February 21
    • Jimi
      sequax greetings
      • February 21
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      retcolusa Welcome Jimi
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      JuJu Hi Jimi
      • February 22
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      gregkerr Hi Jimi
      • February 22
  • sequax
    sequax To be!
    Or not to be a brat?
    Whoops already am one (Military Brat)! :)
    • February 21
  • sequax
    sequax hmm feeling like a outsider when finding a location to call long term home, nah that would never happen :)  Just like trying to get to know extended family (cousins, etc.) and feeling left out that would never happen as well?
    • February 20
    • sequax
      retcolusa I call my birth city home, even though I didn't spend most of my time there growing up. My parents retired there, and I did finish Jr. and high school there, so it's home.
      • February 20
    • sequax
      Wolf <> As a flexible youngster home was where-ever the temporary household goods footlockers arrived, as a teen the realization kicked in that the Brat experience far surpassed a more sedate civilian type upbringing & as a reflective adult i had to come...  more
    • sequax
      Jimi Had a similar experience, sequax, back in 2012. Went to stay with my aunt and uncle for the summer in the place where my entire family is from. Felt like home but like I was the intruder
      • February 22
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      Vann Hi Aaron and welcome to MBO.
      • February 20
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      retcolusa Welcome, Aaron
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      sequax hello
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      JuJu Welcome.
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      gregkerr Welcome Aaron.
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      Vann Thank you for joining MBO.
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      retcolusa Welcome, Richard
      • February 20
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      sequax greetings
      • February 20
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      gregkerr Welcome...hope you like the site Richard
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      Vann Welcome to MBO
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      retcolusa Welcome. Where's my package?? :>)
      • February 20
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      sequax hello
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      JuJu Welcome.
      • February 22
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      gregkerr Hey Yvette!
      • February 22
  • sequax
    sequax Hooray it be snowing here!
    • February 20
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Question of the Day:  Tonight, Sargesbrat will be ?:
    A.  AWOL from the chat
    B.  AWOL from the chat
    C.  AWOL from the chat
    D. ...  more
    • February 20
    • retcolusa
      sequax not certain
      • February 20
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa You're safe with A-D
      • February 20
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa This is why the bad guys will never prevail.
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  • retcolusa
    retcolusa It IS OUR Land, Isn't It?  It doesn't belong to "the government".
    • February 16
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> "It IS OUR Land, Isn't It?" <<>> I'd like to say yes Terry but i can't, powers that be simply would like us thinking it might be >> Hell my friend your home isn't even your home should someone of even minimal influence wrongly...  more
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat What Komrad Wolf said.
      • February 20
  • sequax
    sequax I take it that the badges option thing are special?
    • February 16
    • sequax
      Wolf <> "special?" >> They are to me... Been a few years but if your question's actually about who, what, where & when i beieve you can still go to the request portion of the Badges tab and make your requests/
      • February 16
    • sequax
      retcolusa Yes, or send Vann a message asking for the badges for which you qualify.
      • February 16
    • sequax
      Vann We're having an issue with the badge part of the system, so I am not receiving requests and when I check the badge requests and approve the badges, it does not assign the badge.
      Feel free to request the badges, but know that I am working to restore this feature.
      • February 17
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat Hope you have better success than what congress is doing to restore this nation
    • sequax
      sequax hmm is that like Military Intelligence or organization in the military supply system?
      • February 20
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Don't Mess With Texas!!  And it's about time!
    Texas open carry and campus carry bills advance to Senate floor | Dallas Morning News
    • February 14
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Good-On-Ya >> I never quite understood the TX. enigma of reasonable shall issue concealed statutes vs. oblique open carry and predatory invitation at institutions of higher education seems a non-arguement... After all Texas along with three...  more
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat retcolusa -- One of the comments under the article said they only wanted law enforcement to carry weapons. Don't cops carry weapons to defend themselves? Why should they be the only ones protected? Law enforcers are not body guards. Wouldn't this ...  more
  • Vann
    Vann John, I was on the Apollo XXIV mission, the "unofficial" secret mission to visit with our alien allies on their moon base.
    • February 14
    • Vann
      Sargesbrat SHAZAAAAAM
      • February 14
    • Vann
      retcolusa Was Governor Moonbeam Jerry there with you?
      • February 14
    • Vann
      Vann oh you mean gov "special" brownies?
      • February 15
    • Vann
      retcolusa One and the same, Vann.
      • February 15
  • sequax
    sequax hmm being referred to as something other than a military brat? Oh the sacrilege! This is almost like saying veterans should not be referred to as Vet's!
    • February 14
    • sequax
      Vann That's a good analogy.
      • February 15
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    • February 13
    • Vann
      Sargesbrat Vann, what is that you are wearing? Depends on the outside?
      • February 14
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Question of the Day:  Tonight, Sargesbrat will be ?:
    A.  AWOL from the chat
    B.  AWOL from the chat
    C.  AWOL from the chat
    D. ...  more
    • February 13
    • retcolusa
      Vann Picking up some Corvette wax at Advanced Auto Parts? But I would put my money on him being AWOL.
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa And the AWOLS have it!
      • February 14
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  • sequax
    sequax round III eh eh eh
    Don't climb a redwood - that counts as high treesin'.

    Fir trees are always warm. ...  more
    • February 13
  • sequax
    sequax puns round II
    I was booted from the military for not changing my cat’s litter box, aka dereliction of doody.

    The US army in Iraq can’t afford to make popcorn, because they are running out of colonels. It’s becoming a major problem in general.
    • February 12
    • sequax
      Wolf <> As opposed to the relatively minor offense of simply walking away from your doody station >> Giving cause & effect to furthering the Supreme Ones agenda of vacating Gitmo beds... Ya gotsta give more thought to your derelictions/
      • February 12
    • sequax
      retcolusa Or in a nudist colony, absent without leaf.....
      • February 12
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat OMG -- It is getting thick in here...and deep. Valentines to you all, you poor, poor dingalings.
      • February 12
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      Vann Hi there and welcome to MBO!
      • February 12
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      sequax hello
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      Sargesbrat Welcome !
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      JuJu Welcome to MBO.
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  • retcolusa
    retcolusa The FCC will issue a 332 page Federal regulation on 02/26/15 that is the first step to government take-over of the Internet.  The administration has prohibited release of the regulation until after the FFC votes on it - 3 Democrats, 2 Republicans on the F...  more
    • February 11
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> The bottom of the barrel rrapidly approaches Terry... Guess someone hid the textbook warning one & all it's slimy and full of shite/
      • February 12
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> That big federal size 15 quadruple E made its way into the door jamb and it's not going away willingly Terry... Unfortunately i see 21st century U S of A facing far too many fronts and or affronts where suitable fixes are beyond a wish and a pra...  more
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa In other words my brother, we are screwed, blued and tatooed
      • February 12
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Another bend over moment.
      • February 12
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> You got it John... And while any false austerity programs do not inhibit fartin away funds the nation doesn't have, it does nix KY Jelly from the budget/
  • sequax
    sequax eh eh eh some puns!
     

    The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now
    ...  more
    • February 11
    • sequax
      Vann I like good puns. Keep 'em coming.
      • February 12
    • sequax
      Sargesbrat I like good puns, too, so STOP !
      • February 12
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      sequax welcome
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      Sargesbrat Welcome ! [Did you see those Air Force blue eyes]
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    retcolusa wrote a new blog entry:
    • February 7
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    • retcolusa
      Vann Leading from behind in this day just is not working. Combine that with other growing economic powers who are flexing their economic and military muscles as well and it's a recipe for disaster. I don't have the answers, but it is clear that this administra...  more
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat And all those examples were apples to oranges. They were addressing issues between nations of people. We now face a mad mob that has no conscience. The only unfortunate solution is annihilation. Only value to the arguments of the stallers and distrac...  more
      • February 12
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  • TWA55
    TWA55 My favorite place, NAF Naha, Okinawa, where we brats were really brats, 1961-1964
    • February 6