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  • February 15
    Posted by gregkerr
    Good day fellow Brats! I chose the title of this essay not meaning to be facetious, but rather to highlight how the life of a kid growing up in a desegregated military reflects on the current Black Lives Matter movement, which I am sure you all are familiar with.  If you are thinking "why did h...
  • January 27
    Posted by Sargesbrat
    We all need some down to earth advice now and then.   Here are some nuggets that may give you some help.     ...
  • Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower,The Donald reflected on his newfound power.The conservative masses had come out in force,And delivered a victory that would chart a new course.   The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes,The media lied to them . . . Wha...
  • January 1
    Posted by retcolusa
    The year is 1917 "One hundred years ago."What a difference a century makes!Here are some statistics for the Year 1917: The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.T...
  • December 28, 2016
    Posted by Sargesbrat
    Six months of hiding out in a cheap motel had finally come to an end in April, 1954. We were slipped aboard the USS Aultmann in San Francisco and finally on our way to Japan. Little did I know this was exactly the same month 12 years earlier that aircaraft carrier, USS Hornet, had also slipped under...

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  • Roberta
    Roberta I don't think I can make it to the chat for the next 6 weeks:( Gerald has Friday's Of for a few weeks.
    • Wed at 2:01 AM
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat That is too long, Roberta. Take a break and at least say hi sometime.
    • Roberta
      Roberta John, you have to promise to be there:)
      • Wed at 2:52 AM
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat You promise first :-0
      • Wed at 10:08 PM
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  • Wolf
    Wolf   <> Tennessee Terry >> Noted your comment and not to convolute Greg's thread topic... How be ya ?/
    • February 17
  • gregkerr
    gregkerr wrote a new blog entry:
    • February 15
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> "long" It's a complex topic with many elements <<>> While perhaps not as overt nor intense as daily civilian life, i can't say the same thing primarily t'ween 65-69, Greg >> And most certainly in the early "70's" personal histor...  more
      • February 16
    • gregkerr
      gregkerr Wolf, I definitely know there was racial strife in the Army during those years you mentioned. For the most part though, I think that was an adult thing. Coming from a kid's perspective of those years, I think I could definitely see the easing of those sam...  more
    • gregkerr
      retcolusa Greg, wow! Wonderful blog. Re: slavery - "When we beat our guns into plowshears those who no longer have the guns will plow for those who still do". History is full of examples of the enslavement of peoples who could (or would) not defend the...  more
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> Points all well taken Greg, including the age time-line driving your blog >> Course arguably the discussion could be made though the business at hand serious and the tools lethal at 19 i was still a kid... Appreciate the compliment and who ...  more
    • gregkerr
      Vann Wow, so much to take in; it's like having Thanksgiving and having three helpings of everyone. I need to digest a bit and then post a comment.
      • February 17
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    Germanbrat Hello to you
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    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Seems all that work together for the common AmeriKan good hypocrisy and "deplorable's" rhetoric prior to an anticipated coronation found an open window to get thrown out of rather quickly, eh/
      • February 11
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat It wasn't easy being green and now it is tougher being red.
      • February 15
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa When you can't win with facts, dazzle them with BS
      • Tue at 6:35 PM
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat SUPER BOWL --  Wonder who Vann is betting on?
    • February 5
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      Wolf <> I'm on his side of the field... Being from the anti-climactic anybody but New England camp/
      • February 5
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Ironic, seeing as the participants made the event personally anti-climactic yet still rolled in as if not the best SB game i've witnessed, certainly ranking in the top 2 or 3 >> Falcons and fans had to be shell-shocked whizzing away a 28-3...  more
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat A football game to parody Trump's campaign.
      • February 8
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      Jimi Welcome
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      Sargesbrat Welcome. We have lots of parallels starting with the same birthday. High school for all of Tokyo when we were there was Narimasu. You attended its replacement. We went from Tokyo to Hamilton. What a beautiful base it was. Lived in the housing across...  more
      • February 8
    • SweetBabyRay
      Jimi Welcome
      • February 10
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat A PARTING JOKE ---
    I talked to a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way. 
      
      
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    • January 31
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      Jimi Hi, welcome
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      Jimi Howdy
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      Jimi Hi, welcome
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  • Roberta
    Roberta I just had the most disturbing conversation with a neighbor. I need to get out of this State. Too many nut jobs, criminals, cop haters. People you think look normal are not normal at all. I hate this State. Ugh!
    • January 15
    • Roberta
      Roberta I would love to explain it here but it will not let me write enough. It involves black rapists and gang members being friends with my two white, upper middle class (idiot) neighbors which would explain why they hate me. Ever since the one saw me at the dr...  more
      • January 19
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat There is a town in Illinois called Normal. It is north of Bloomington which is a Corvette mecca. The people that live there are below Normal :-) Your birds are going to love the humidity of Texas. Think anyone living next to people like that would be unco...  more
    • Roberta
      Roberta Wolf and John are you two coming to the chat tonight?
      • January 20
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Yes
    • Roberta
      Wolf <> Social bearing, race, income, even location has little to do with small minds anymore Robby as you've recently witnessed... Somebody got away scott-free dropping a kibosh bomb on common sense, integrity & respect and the winds spread that nastine...  more
  • jlamont
    jlamont I am in need of a photo showing American family life in occupied Japan for the cover of a book I am having published on the topic.  Ideally, the picture should show the husband in uniform with his wife and child(ren) at some tourist site, say, with Mt. Fu...  more
    • January 15
    • jlamont
      Sargesbrat Our dads never wore uniforms when with family off base in Japan during the occupation. Got one of us at the giant Kamakura Buddah statue but, no uniforms. Good luck.
      • January 17
  • retcolusa
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    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Once upon a time ona different planet i proudly was one Terry, by it's true definition with heavy emphasis on the verbiage "individual rights - broadening knowledge - experience & occasionally looking beyond the traditional"... Course as is too o...  more
      • January 17
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Make that now 60 Dem congresspersons not going to inauguration. The allegiance is more to the party than this nation. Hope Trump makes a list. He should call it the legion of wossies. Sorry for people in their districts.
      • January 18
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Basket of Self-Abusers, eh John?
      • January 18
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Well, Terry, the word "self" would be quite appropriate. All their slips are showing. No senators are among them. Like to think of them as short timers at this point. They will be very likely in a whole new country by the time their seats come up for ...  more
    • retcolusa
      gregkerr Trump promised to "drain the swamp". After month one I'm realizing just how vast and extensive that swamp is! Unlike Obama, Trump has evidently got many regular government employees working against him, along with the media of course. I figured ...  more
      • February 16
  • Vann
    Vann We have gone from freezing temperatures and black ice last weekend to about 70 degrees today. I'm not complaining, but it's like a roller coaster ride.
    • January 12
    • Vann
      Wolf <> Ma Nature's just trying to keep you from getting bored or complacent Vann/
      • January 13
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      Vann Welcome to MBO
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    chicago I misread the instructions when I signed up. Chicago wouldn't be my first choice of a user name.
    • January 10
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      Vann What user name would you like . . . I can change it for you. I am the website administrator.
      • January 12
    • chicago
      Wolf <> No problem at this end Danny <> Just interjecting a bit of levity... I used to play double elimination all-star baseball in Pirmasens attempting to get to Little League World Championships, that would have been the very early 60"s"/
      • January 12
  • tfligor
    tfligorBunker Hill AFB/Grissom AFB: Bunker Hill was our last military home from '59-64. I skated in the field almost every winter day before school and of course on weekends! Went to Catholic school in Logansport so was not at Randell Elementary. DId first year HS at Bunker Hill HS.
    • January 5
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      Wolf <> Welcome >> Haven't seen reference to the Zweibrucken region in quite some time... Got a lil gun shy when i saw "Chicago has signed up", figured man that's a ton of people and some serious reading/
      • January 4
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      Sargesbrat Welcome.
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  • Roberta
    Roberta Happy New Year fellow Brats:)
    • January 2
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa wrote a new blog entry:
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    • retcolusa
      Wolf &lt;&gt; "And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
      Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores" ... Hey we're closing in on coming full circle/
    • retcolusa
      Jimi WOW, that is crazy. Thank you for posting this.
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    • January 1
  • Jimi
    Jimi HAPPY NEW YEAR
    • January 1
  • HSMO11NLarandDr
    HSMO11NLarandDr Hi! I just recently received a DVD by Kris Kristofferson called "BRATS" - awesome video and that's what lead me to this and another site. Fantastic!
    • December 28, 2016
    • HSMO11NLarandDr
      retcolusa Welcome. Some really great folks here.
    • HSMO11NLarandDr
      Wolf <> It's an outstanding & insightful vid, must be about 10 years old now... I know on a personal level it provided an atmosphere where-as my wife and youngest daughter said hmmm "now i understand"/
    • HSMO11NLarandDr
      Sargesbrat Another great one is BRATS: OUR JOURNEY HOME. Many have met themselves there.
      • December 31, 2016
    • HSMO11NLarandDr
      Jimi Great video. Bought that one and the "Raw" version, circulated them. Still missing one.HAHA. Welcome aboard.
      • January 1
  • HSMO11NLarandDr
    HSMO11NLarandDr shared Vann's poll. My sister had a dual citizenship until she was 21. Dad accompanied her to her "declaration", and wasn't pleased because they treated her as if she were a traitor, spy, or something else. She chose the USA citizenship, of course, instead of Frenc...  more
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    • December 26, 2016
    • HSMO11NLarandDr
      Wolf <> Bureaucrat's as well as so many others just don't get it, eh... On quite a few occasions had it not been for my ratty FS 211, i'd have been in the proverbial deep fertilizer/
      • December 29, 2016
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      Jimi Hi, Welcome
      • January 1
  • Naomi
    Naomi The New Year provides a new beginning for us all.
    • December 26, 2016
  • kurtrbtt
    kurtrbtt Merry Christmas to my brat sisters and brothers.  I'll save you some Vann
    • December 25, 2016
  • kurtrbtt
    kurtrbtt After a 2 year absence, the eagle is back in his old perch near our house
    • December 25, 2016
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      Wolf <> Gotta love the wildlife especially when they recycle after a substantial absence/
      • December 26, 2016
    • kurtrbtt
      Sargesbrat Even more impressive than your bottle of Dead Gopher
      • December 28, 2016
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Brats, now that we are finally and thankfully coming out of the Dark Ages of the last 8 painful years I just wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, or whatever fits, and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.  It's Spring agai...  more
    • December 22, 2016
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    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat ...and the wise men followed the star in the east. Christmas wishes to you, mon capitan`. Blessings on you.
    • retcolusa
      Jimi Merry Christmas !
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Backatcha Terry... Let's hope the hole dug gets filled ina hurry beginning early 2017 and we're not standing in it/
      • December 30, 2016
  • DeborahBurns
    DeborahBurnsDecommissioned Posts and Bases: Sargesbrat, I am not sure if Tachi had an indoor pool or not. I had just turned 4 when Dad was stationed there. :D
    • December 21, 2016
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    DeborahBurns shared Vann's poll.
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    • December 19, 2016
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      Jimi 20 years
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  • Naomi
    NaomiSargesbrat: Thanks Wolf will give it a try...you never know
    • December 18, 2016