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#22 Sep 8, 2013
Annoying Proxy wrote:
<quoted text>Your age surprises me, 65 is really up there if you know what I mean. I estimated your age to be somewhere in the range of 12-14 years old.
The most valuable thing I've learned along the way is how to recognize a Grade A Piece of Sh*t from a merely mediocre Piece of Sh*t. You are about as mediocre as they come.
Annoying Proxy

Manassas, VA

#23 Sep 8, 2013
MarkEden wrote:
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The most valuable thing I've learned along the way is how to recognize a Grade A Piece of Sh*t from a merely mediocre Piece of Sh*t. You are about as mediocre as they come.
Sounds lik eyou know your ****, dude.
William

Birmingham, AL

#24 Sep 9, 2013
For Mark and Dave:

http://s44.photobucket.com/user/rhcp04/media/...

An old pic of me climbing into my office. Circa 1990.

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#25 Sep 9, 2013
William wrote:
For Mark and Dave:
http://s44.photobucket.com/user/rhcp04/media/...
An old pic of me climbing into my office. Circa 1990.
Fantastic!!! Too bad the Catholic Church didn't have those during the Crusades. Wouldn't be having the muslim problem now.
Mike Peterson

Birmingham, AL

#26 Sep 9, 2013
William wrote:
For Mark and Dave:
http://s44.photobucket.com/user/rhcp04/media/...
An old pic of me climbing into my office. Circa 1990.
Awesome.
William

Birmingham, AL

#27 Sep 9, 2013
LOL

The "Knights Templar Intruders".
Mike Peterson

Birmingham, AL

#28 Sep 9, 2013
William wrote:
LOL
The "Knights Templar Intruders".
My daughter went to the AF Academy and wanted to fly. Got her pilots license in high school. Got washed out for vision. Her soccer and graduation buddies flew A-10s and transports in the 2nd.

I do have a flag in the living room flown on a combat mission in the 2nd.

My son-in-law is a still in as a Lt Col. He served a year in the 1st in Baghdag and is going to Qatar later this year.

My son was an airman and computer geek and stayed by the beaches for 4 years.

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#29 Sep 9, 2013
William wrote:
LOL
The "Knights Templar Intruders".
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/09...

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#30 Sep 9, 2013
Couldn't pass up the chance to post some Templar music! This is an extraordinary video with scenes from Canterbury Cathedral. The candle on the floor marks the place where Thomas Becket was murdered. I've had the privilege to have visited there and also have this cd.

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#31 Sep 9, 2013
oops! was thinking about walking around that beautiful place and forgot to post the link:

http://youtu.be/4FeBll6sd0o
William

Birmingham, AL

#32 Sep 9, 2013
"My daughter went to the AF Academy and wanted to fly. Got her pilots license in high school. Got washed out for vision. Her soccer and graduation buddies flew A-10s and transports in the 2nd.

I do have a flag in the living room flown on a combat mission in the 2nd.

My son-in-law is a still in as a Lt Col. He served a year in the 1st in Baghdag and is going to Qatar later this year.

My son was an airman and computer geek and stayed by the beaches for 4 years."

That is awesome.

I was a Bombardier/Navigator in the Marines. I spent 20 years in A-6 Intruders. Both the Attack version and the electronic warfare version. That pic I posted above is from a stint I did on the USS Enterprise with a Navy Intruder wing. We were testing out camoflauge and low-viz schemes for "The Pig" as the plane was known. It was right before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait as I recall.

Then things got ugly. For them.
William

Birmingham, AL

#33 Sep 9, 2013
"Got washed out for vision. Her soccer and graduation buddies flew A-10s and transports in the 2nd."

The A-10 is badazz. The Marines wanted the plane but the Air Force told them no. It is ideal for close-air support of ground troops.

We followed two in on a tank run one day during the war. Our job was to bomb whatever they didn't hit and kill. That 30mm cannon is just incredible, and it tears up everything in it's path. I don't think that airplane can ever be replaced even though the F-35 is being touted as a replacement for the A-10. I think that is baloney.

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#34 Sep 9, 2013
William wrote:
"My daughter went to the AF Academy and wanted to fly. Got her pilots license in high school. Got washed out for vision. Her soccer and graduation buddies flew A-10s and transports in the 2nd.
I do have a flag in the living room flown on a combat mission in the 2nd.
My son-in-law is a still in as a Lt Col. He served a year in the 1st in Baghdag and is going to Qatar later this year.
My son was an airman and computer geek and stayed by the beaches for 4 years."
That is awesome.
I was a Bombardier/Navigator in the Marines. I spent 20 years in A-6 Intruders. Both the Attack version and the electronic warfare version. That pic I posted above is from a stint I did on the USS Enterprise with a Navy Intruder wing. We were testing out camoflauge and low-viz schemes for "The Pig" as the plane was known. It was right before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait as I recall.
Then things got ugly. For them.
My brother-in-law is a retired Marine...pilot in Vietnam. He is so smart I'm betting he fried villages with just his brain waves!
William

Birmingham, AL

#35 Sep 9, 2013
"My brother-in-law is a retired Marine...pilot in Vietnam. He is so smart I'm betting he fried villages with just his brain waves!"

All military pilots think that they can do that!

The real fun is actually being able to do it from an electronic countermeasures plane.
William

Birmingham, AL

#36 Sep 9, 2013
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2011101...

That is the ECM bird. The Prowler.

It's got enough microwave energy to fry an insurgent's cellphone from 100 miles.

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#37 Sep 9, 2013
William wrote:
http://images3.wikia.nocookie. net/__cb20111017094223/tom-cla ncys-hawx/images/1/12/Prowler. jpg
That is the ECM bird. The Prowler.
It's got enough microwave energy to fry an insurgent's cellphone from 100 miles.
No war has ever been won without inflicting severe damage upon the civilian population. Since politicians gained control of the rules of engagement and war became politically correct, the USA has lost every war and conflict because civilians are off limits. Tens of thousands of Americans have died needlessly in PC wars. Our military is forbidden to do its job and I'm continually amazed at the generals who put up with it and send our troops to their certain deaths.
William

Anniston, AL

#38 Sep 9, 2013
We lost Vietnam because we weren't allowed to win it, though we should not have been there to start with. Korea was a draw, and also probably not worth fighting. We won both Gulf Wars and Afghanistan. Libya was won by France and the UK with minimal help from us. Syria will not be anything more than a bunch of cruise missiles.

My favorite PC "war" was Billy Bob's Bosnia Bash. Barry thinks that missiles and bombers can win wars. He is a damn fool.

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#39 Sep 10, 2013
MarkEden wrote:
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The most valuable thing I've learned along the way is how to recognize a Grade A Piece of Sh*t from a merely mediocre Piece of Sh*t. You are about as mediocre as they come.
Wonder what the pope says about your thoughts and talk of fellow men?

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#40 Sep 10, 2013
William wrote:
We lost Vietnam because we weren't allowed to win it, though we should not have been there to start with. Korea was a draw, and also probably not worth fighting. We won both Gulf Wars and Afghanistan. Libya was won by France and the UK with minimal help from us. Syria will not be anything more than a bunch of cruise missiles.
My favorite PC "war" was Billy Bob's Bosnia Bash. Barry thinks that missiles and bombers can win wars. He is a damn fool.
Nothing has changed in Afghanistan or Iraq in spite of the sacrifice of thousands of Americans and waste of billions of dollars except there are far fewer Christians in those countries. Libya is in chaos. I shudder to think what muslims have in store for us tomorrow.
Dave P

Morehead, KY

#41 Sep 10, 2013
William wrote:
We lost Vietnam because we weren't allowed to win it, though we should not have been there to start with. Korea was a draw, and also probably not worth fighting. We won both Gulf Wars and Afghanistan. Libya was won by France and the UK with minimal help from us. Syria will not be anything more than a bunch of cruise missiles.
My favorite PC "war" was Billy Bob's Bosnia Bash. Barry thinks that missiles and bombers can win wars. He is a damn fool.
All those pics remind me of Jack Nicholson as the Joker: "Where does he get such wonderful toys?" LOL. With our technology and capabilities, in all honesty we should never lose any battle or war. Vietnam should have been a "W", if not for Johnson and McNamara I believe.

Question- who stands to profit from bombing Syria? Follow the money and you find the answers.

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