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#39938 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Now that's just plain mean. I'm a veteran,
You weren't a veteran during 1973 or you would remember DefConIII.

PS: I served on a warship; you spent your time on shore duty. I was on the front lines of the Cold War... you spent your time repairing Simpson 260s.

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#39939 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
Of course, we all know that Barefoot's education, intelligence sources and political acumen put him in a unique position for analyzing and making sweeping statements regarding the international political scene.
I am not the person pretending Israel doesn't have nukes.

I am not the one denying what happened during Yom Kippur- how it was that the USA started delivering weapons, what leverage Golda Meir had on the USA to get weapons and spares in the middle of the war when we were supposed to be "neutral".

I am not the one that pretends that the Israel attack on OUR ship- the Liberty- was accidental.

I can read.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39940 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You weren't a veteran during 1973 or you would remember DefConIII.
PS: I served on a warship; you spent your time on shore duty. I was on the front lines of the Cold War... you spent your time repairing Simpson 260s.
I was at NAVCOMMSTA Asmara,[then Ethiopia] Eritrea '72 thru '74. Our offensive and defensive weapons consisted of M1 Garands, old Browning BARs and some 1911A1 .45s ... I remember being very busy when Kissinger was in the Middle East doing his "shuttle diplomacy" thing, presumably after the Yom Kuppur conflict. In the nuclear "DEFCON" game we were non-players. I did my job everyday and went home. Women, partying, horses and motorcycles occupied my free time. I admit to being blissfully unaware and unconcerned about the world situation. I was as far from the "front lines of the cold war" as you could possibly get. Eritrean guerrillas occasionally heated things up in their struggle for independence, but they did not bother us at all. I joined the Navy to get on a warship, I asked for assignment to a destroyer ... it didn't work out. If you know how BUNAVPERS works ... you can explain that to me sometimes. I think it has something to do with sending you the OPPOSITE of what you ask for.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#39941 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No, coffee comes out of my nostrils: you are a joke.
You don't know what you are talking about, I am happy to point out your ignorance.
You keep stamping your feet, insisting how angry I am.
I'll continue sipping coffee.
I was referring to the destruction of your logic processors. Psychopaths are rarely "angry" in the conventional sense.

Look ... you are clearly informed about the history of the Middle East. Congratulations. That and a dime used to get you a cup of coffee ... well, in the old days maybe.

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#39942 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I was at NAVCOMMSTA Asmara,[then Ethiopia] Eritrea '72 thru '74..
You were heavily sedated if you cannot remember DefConIII.

There have been TWO occasions in US history: once, Cuban Missile Crisis. Second time: Yom Kippur when Golda Meir threatened to use nukes knowing the Soviets were listening.

Shall I describe to you what the key to the safe looks like? the key the Officer of the Deck wore around his neck- the safe containing the codes to the nukes that we carried?

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#39943 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
In the nuclear "DEFCON" game we were non-players.
I don't know what rock you were hiding behind.

If you can't remember the USA going to DefConIII...

I said we have gone twice- I say twice in that there were two real occasions, not the pretend reason Bush came up with, should you care to look it up.

Two times when the USA and the USSR pulled the pins and made ready to use them.

Since: Sep 11

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#39944 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Your antisemitism is showing ... again.
I am making this comment without knowing the context of the overall conversation - but I don't think it's antisemitic to suggest that Israel's nuclear cache should be inspected once in a while.

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#39945 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
< I joined the Navy to get on a warship, I asked for assignment to a destroyer ... it didn't work out.
And I asked to go to Vietnam and be assigned to a river boat because I thought they were cool but since I weighed less than 150 pounds and since I scored in the top one percent of foreign language aptitude in boot I went somewhere else.

But I guess it is okay when you ding my service to this country and cry about it when I do it to you.

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#39946 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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And I asked to go to Vietnam and be assigned to a river boat because I thought they were cool but since I weighed less than 150 pounds and since I scored in the top one percent of foreign language aptitude in boot I went somewhere else.
But I guess it is okay when you ding my service to this country and cry about it when I do it to you.
Liars always have to cite their soldier credentials. Its sad that they think this will suddently magically make all their lies about god into truths all of the sudden.

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#39947 Oct 7, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Liars always have to cite their soldier credentials.
Not a soldier.

It could have been worse: you could have accused me of being English.

Since: Mar 11

Florence, KY

#39948 Oct 7, 2012
Says the loser using a British war hero for his profile picture.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Not a soldier.

It could have been worse: you could have accused me of being English.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#39949 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I am saying you are an antisemite.
Why do you need translation of English sentences that aren't even ten words long?
and i'm saying that you are a racist retard

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#39950 Oct 7, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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and i'm saying that you are a racist retard
Yeah, I don't much care.

Neither would my black girl friend.

Since: Jun 07

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#39951 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Not a soldier.
It could have been worse: you could have accused me of being English.
I'm sorry that god isn't real, but wordplay isn't going to magically make your hallucinations come true.

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#39952 Oct 7, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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I'm sorry that god isn't real, but wordplay isn't going to magically make your hallucinations come true.
And repetion won't make your fiction come true.

PS: Septic, of the two of us, guess... who here as been on a UK nuclear submarine?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#39953 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Yeah, I don't much care.
Neither would my black girl friend.
do not believe you

Since: Feb 11

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#39955 Oct 7, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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do not believe you
I'll mention that to her and let you know how it turns out.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#39956 Oct 7, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Slowly now ... Obama is set on making this (USA) a Third World country. I did not say it is currently a Third World country.
I beg to differ. It is not President Obama who wishes to make this a third world country, but those who think only their religious beliefs should run the country who are trying to do so. Those beliefs exclude higher education as a goal to be admired. They would rather have a Bible rule than good sense.

Please get your facts straight before looking so foolish.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#39957 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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blah blah blah endlessly whine about repeating laws you deny exist blah blal blah thinking how you feel matters blah blaha blah.
You're a liar, as well as being unable to understand a conversation.

Please show me where I EVER denied the laws exist.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#39958 Oct 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You find any WMDs yet, Booby?
Once in a while, you actually say something with which I agree. This is one of them.

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