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    Posted by Sargesbrat
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  • JuJu
    JuJu Hi all.
    Just heard on Fox News that an outfit called Operation Champs wants to change the term "military brat" to something like "little champs" because they find brat offensive.  That really makes me mad... I find the term "brat ...  more
    • 12 hours ago
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      JuJu Welcome, Lisa. I am sorry you lost your brother in Vietnam.
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      JuJu Welcome, Harvey.
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      JuJu Welcome, Catharina.
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  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Oh Johnny-poo, the chat is TONIGHT!
    • Fri at 12:32 PM
  • Roberta
    Roberta I can't believe it but I am a day late to the chat. Sorry I missed it:(
    • December 13
    • Roberta
      JuJu No, not drive...stay home and log in to Military brats chat...with a beer.
      • Wed at 2:46 PM
    • Roberta
      retcolusa Some of us have mastered the skills to do more than one thing at a time. Why with a smart phone you could be sitting in your fave watering hole drinking that cold beer, snuggling your lady and chatting all at the same time. Priorities John, priorities.
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat What's a smart phone?
      • Thu at 8:06 AM
    • Roberta
      retcolusa Quote Rosanna Rosanna-Danna, "Nevermind"
      • Thu at 6:50 PM
    • Roberta
      retcolusa We'll just continue to break bad on your butt behind your back at the chat. You should hear what we say about you....
      • Thu at 6:59 PM
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      Vann Hello and welcome to MBO!
      • December 12
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      retcolusa Welcome, Becky, to MBO!
      • December 12
    • blmays
      JuJu Hi...welcome.
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      retcolusa Hi Lori, and welcome!
      • December 12
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      JuJu Welcome.
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    • GooseBayBrat
      Wolf <> Would that be Goose Bay as in Labrador ?/
      • December 13
    • GooseBayBrat
      Sargesbrat Is THAT why they are called bird dogs? Whatever they say, it's great to see you here.
      • Thu at 8:10 AM
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      retcolusa Hello Tristen and welcome.
      • December 12
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      JuJu Welcome.
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      retcolusa Hi Brenda, welcome!
      • December 12
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      JuJu Welcome
      • December 13
    • brendagordon
      Sargesbrat Was hitting the teen center at Mather when you were born. Dad retired near there. Lived there in 1949-50. The barracks we lived in was the CAP HQ when you were there. It is totally gone now.
      • Thu at 8:18 AM
  • retcolusa
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    • December 10
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    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat While on the subject of San Francisco and other current news, their cops came to mind. They are the typical street-wise city cops that focus on bigger crime than jay walking. They are down to earth guys and gals that are easy to talk to and truly dedica...  more
      • Wed at 1:31 PM
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa " and Fonda can not hold a candle to her. " Can I hold a candle to Fonda? Oh common, pretty please?
      • Wed at 9:34 PM
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat You make me want to make a comment using the term "skinny ass." Will not let you lower myself. This time... It's too close to Christmas and Santa is watching.
      • Thu at 7:59 AM
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat retcolusa -- Does Santa put coal in your stocking or BBQ briquettes?
      • Thu at 8:04 AM
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa I asked nicely.
      • Thu at 6:53 PM
  • gregkerr
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    • December 7
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    • gregkerr
      retcolusa Greg, I had 24 years of Thanksgivings in Army Messes, and I cherish every one. The officers would stand in the serving line in their Dress Blues and dish up the food to the troops, making sure everyone got more than they could possibly eat. The smiles o...  more
    • gregkerr
      JuJu We ate at the mess hall just about every year of my childhood. The food was always really good.
  • JuJu
    JuJuMarshaChandler: Marsha, I see you lived at Ft. Hood.   My husband, Terry, (retcolusa on this site) and I live in Belton, Texas near Ft. hood.
    • December 7
    • JuJu
      MarshaChandler We were at Ft Hood for just a few months as the Battalion was preparing to ship to Germany in 1958.
      • December 7
    • JuJu
      JuJu It has changed a lot since then.
    • JuJu
      lley And both I and my sister were born there. ^^
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    • lley
      Sargesbrat Welcome aboard! What's that growth on your neck?
      • Thu at 8:22 AM
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      retcolusa Welcome, Meredith. When were you at Ramstein?
      • December 6
    • mereayc
      JuJu Welcome..
      • December 7
    • mereayc
      Sargesbrat Hamilton -- What a beautiful base. Did you live across the freeway on the base housing there? Any chance your dad was in air-sea rescue? When were you there?
      • Thu at 8:25 AM
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    • Susangerhart
      retcolusa Welcome, Susan.
      • December 6
    • Susangerhart
      JuJu Welcome.
      • December 7
    • Susangerhart
      Sargesbrat oh oh. your name rings a bell. Were you in Narimasu Hi ? Did I take pictures of you?
      • Thu at 8:29 AM
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      retcolusa Welcome, Maria.
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      JuJu Welcome.
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      lley Thanks!
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  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat In Israel, there are two major bodies of water. Both of these bodies of
    water are fed by the waters of the River Jordan. One is the Sea of
    Galilee, which is full of fish and is surrounded by lush vegetation and
    trees. It is a living body in every sense...  more
    • December 5
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    • Sargesbrat
      JuJu Yes, we did miss you at the chat...
      • December 5
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat It's nice to be missed. Sorry, to be so busy. rR R
      • December 6
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Heard what you said about me. People talk you know. Where's retcolusa hiding?
      • December 7
    • Sargesbrat
      JuJu Retcolusa is in bed asleep.
      • December 7
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Resting up, John, for my next verbal assault on the habitually absent chatter, AKA, YOU!
      • December 7
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Good
    Morning, my friends:  George Santayana in his book, Reason and Common Sense,
    The Life of Reason, vol.1 , stated that “Those who cannot remember the past
    are condemned to repeat it.”  Maybe during times of distress, when the morale of
    our c...  more
    • December 2
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Stayed in No. Platte, NE. in 2011 when an errant early Sept. snow storm caught Boop and i trying to get home during the ass end of a motorcycle trip... I'd actually seen a full length feature documentary about this slice of Americana human intere...  more
    • retcolusa
      Roberta I hear the audio but the screen is green.
      • December 5
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Don't know what the problem is, Robbie.
      • December 5
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat It's not easy being green
      • Thu at 8:14 AM
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Sorry we missed the chat, folks.  JuJu and I are both suffering from the "crud" and feel really lousy.  We'll see you next week.
    • November 29
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    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Bad ice?
      • November 30
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Probably some A-hole going out in public when they shouldn't.
      • November 30
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> Missed it myself, fortunately due to no other reasons than life itself... Hopefully you'll both shake it, get to feeling better soon and have the residual resistance against future bugaboos someone decides to blow into the air for public consumption/
      • November 30
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa I just wish I could give it back to the unknown offender, Wolf.
    • retcolusa
      Roberta I am on the new house and have internet. See you all Friday. I don't have tv yet. Waiting to get washer, dryer, fridge delivered in the next few days. But Internet I have.
  • SharronBray1952
    SharronBray1952Straubing, Germany: I lived on Mansfield Kasserne for my dad's two tours in Straubing. First was 1955-57 (toddler) and then again from 1960-1963 (2nd - 5th grades). 
    • November 29
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  • Roberta
    Roberta Only half the movers showed up with only half the equipment, so we are getting another crew, tomorrow on Thanksgiving.
    • November 26
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Bunch of turkeys ! Got cots for you in Phoenix. Just a bit down the road. No turkey left but you seem to have enough of your own. So sorry.
  • Roberta
    Roberta Okay, it is moving day. Can't wait to get out of this place. I wish it was out of this State but that will have to wait another 4 years. Hope to have internet in a couple of days. Happy Thanksgiving:)
    • November 26
  • Sargesbrat
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    • November 26
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    • Sargesbrat
      PureStrife I go where the evidence lies. Evidence showed cop was defending himself against a thug. Shows how "civil" you are when you burn your city down like kids having tantrums. My 3 year old acts better than these "adults".
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa No John, it is possible. We just need some truly conservative people in charge to "man up", grow a pair and turn off the spigot. This is one problem that has to be solved from the top down. When we stop subsidizing and glorifying out-of-wedlock births,...  more
      • November 29
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat retcolusa -- From your mouth to God's ear. Those who wrote the constitution knew mans' evil nature. I have lost faith in congress because it has been morphed into a fat cat club that has been only focusing on its own needs first. The forefathers provid...  more
    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Well, we now have two incidents that are just about identical with identical results. Both men had committed very minor crimes yet, were not willing to cooperate with the police who were merely doing their duty in approaching the perps. Their reactions...  more
      • December 5
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa When a race of people is significantly dependent on their government for their support, when same race has a 70% out of wedlock birth rate resulting in one parent homes, when that race is 13% of the population but commits over 50% of the crimes, and when...  more
      • December 5
  • Roberta
    Roberta Hi Everyone. I am moving tomorrow. No where near ready, will be getting ready for the movers all night. I am having  four guys and two 26 foot trucks. Plus we are picking up another 20 foot truck in the morning. We are hoping to get it all in one trip but...  more
    • November 25
  • ProudBRAT
    ProudBRAT wrote a new blog entry:
    • November 24
  • ProudBRAT
    ProudBRAT Need all the BRAT support we can get to stop Operation CHAMPs from re-branding a the proud identity of BRATs to CHAMPs "Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel"
    • November 23
    • ProudBRAT
      PureStrife I've been following this on Facebook since the news broke there. It's very aggravating, especially coming from someone who hasn't lived our lives, had similar experiences, not including Brats in the discussion, and is doing it for monetary gain. Just be...  more
    • ProudBRAT
      Vann I just learned about this a few days ago from the Brat group on Linked In. I need to learn more about who is is behind this and why.
  • ProudBRAT
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    • November 23
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    • ProudBRAT
      Sargesbrat One theory is that BRAT stands for British Reserve Attacked Transit which was on the tags the kids wore on ship while going to the far colonies. Love your spunk and loyalty. Where have you been? You are preaching to the choir here. Also, if we knew for ...  more
    • ProudBRAT
      JuJu I agree...
  • judyrislercovington1960
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    • November 22
  • Roberta
    Roberta I don't think I can make to the chat tonight:( We are moving Tuesday and Wednesday and have a lot more to do. Tonight at about the time the chat starts I have a chiro. appointment, I'll try to change it. I hope that my internet will be set up at the new p...  more
    • November 21
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat If Roberta isn't coming, I wont be there either.
    • Roberta
      retcolusa If the sun comes up you ain't there!
      • November 23
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat Terry -- Guess who I got a call from? Yes, the elf may be visiting again!. Don't know what you mean about the sun coming up and all that. I DO know Roberta's ol' man carries a gun and knows how to use it. I may be an idiot but I ain't no fool.
    • Roberta
      retcolusa The chat, John, the chat - DUH!
      • November 25
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat The chat's at sunup? No wonder nobody's there when I sign in.
  • Vann
    Vann Hope to see a good crowd at the Brat Chat tonight at 9PM Eastern Standard Time.
    • November 21
  • Vann
    Vann I will never complain again about the cold weather here in Georgia after seeing what they are going through in New York and surrounding areas.
    • November 21
    • Vann
      JuJu Me, too, Vann.
      • November 21
    • Vann
      Sargesbrat It's cold here too and I WILL complain. Had to put on a shirt today. My tan is going to hell. This is miserable. No bikinis at the pool and it took me half an hour to figure out how to turn of the air conditioning in the car.
      • November 23
    • Vann
      PureStrife We've got plenty of snow to share Vann. You're more than welcome to it
      • November 28
  • ProudBRAT
    ProudBRAT First time signing into this site.  Have been very involved in the BRAT vs Little CHAMP issue.  Proud Army Brat since 1951
    • November 20
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      JuJu Welcome.
    • ProudBRAT
      Sargesbrat That's what I'm talkin' about. Welcome aboard ! Please tell us about the Little CHAMP issue here or in a blog.
      • November 23
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      Vann Hello, and welcome to MBO!
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      JuJu Welcome.
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      JuJu Hi Terra,
      Welcome. I also attended London Central, but long before you did... I was there 1959-1960.
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      Vann Hi Janet . . . we miss you at the Friday night chats
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      JuJu Hi Janet... Haven't seen you for ages...
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      Roberta Hi Janet, I miss you too. Where have you been? I hope everything is alright with you and your family.
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      Sargesbrat Hey, great to see you!
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