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  1. I guess since I let the cat slip out of the bag in the VA Loans post, y’all are due for an update. For those who care read on... For those of you who don’t know my story, the short version is came back from a deployment to find out my wife of over 10 years and high school sweetheart had been cheating on me. Once she got caught in the 2nd affair (I know now that there were more than just the two I caught her in) she filed for divorce but let me take the kids and move out of state. I swore then that I would never get married ever again. I did the single parent thing for a while and then rand
    57 points
  2. UPT select: Pilot-93, PCSM-77. good luck!
    13 points
  3. This post exemplifies the real crisis in our country: an inability to talk to each other. Your first paragraph is filled with assumptions you believe to be facts. Your second paragraph is also assumptions masquerading as fact. The foundation of a functioning democratic society is disagreements are civil and resolved by good faith conversations. That means listening to the other side and asking yourself “could they be right? Can I understand their viewpoint? How can I convince them of mine?” You’re right about one thing: we don’t have much left to talk about if “talking
    12 points
  4. Amen brother. As a commander I tried to stay old school, there is no substitute for a good old fashion ass chewing...yell, throw in some profanity to get the point across. Perhaps not professional but I saw no need to electrocute every Airman for a simple mistake....a mistake I probably made at one point and was lucky not to get caught doing. If we truly believe people are our greatest asset, then invest in them, not only when they do good, but also when they do bad.
    12 points
  5. Hey all I have been lurking for months but had issues making an account. My wife is the MPF Commander and I can confirm the list has dropped!!! I am a RPA select! Top of her head quotas were Pilot:45, RPA:51, CSO:10, ABM:20 Best of luck all!
    11 points
  6. When I was being court martialed for a crime I never committed, I had people turn their shoulder to me. I had people talk shit about me to friends, family, even some people on here on other online forums. Thankfully, I was found not guilty of the serious stuff, but found guilty of the typical malicious overcharging that the JAG Corps likes to do. During the sentencing phase of my court martial the best squadron commander I ever had, now O-6, wrote a letter to the panel saying: ”People are not the sum of their mistakes.” After my discharge board, and being separated less than four yea
    11 points
  7. stop posting your trolling Shazaam shit in irrelevant threads?
    10 points
  8. Let's re-frame this discussion then. People see the George Floyd video, and that sparks protests about police killing black Americans. Those protests then devolve into riots in some major US cities. Key Point: Those riots and protests weren't just because of George Floyd, although his death likely elevated the issue. They were about the 'systemic killing of black people by police.' Which is a lie. Period. The Washington Post created a database to try and prove the theory... and they came up empty, along with other journalistic/academic outlets. That reality didn't dissuade prominent
    10 points
  9. In the AF there is a culture of pretending a SGT of any sorts is superior to an officer under the rank of O-6, and if they are an E-8/9 then maybe even more authority than an O-6. It’s perpetuated across career fields and weak officers let it happen. They even support it by telling young officers they need to shut up and listen to the Sgts. I’m sure you have already noticed, that compared to the Navy and USMC, authority is non existent in the Air Force below the wing commander level. A piece of paper stamped by an A1C holds more merit than the command authority granted to most “comma
    10 points
  10. All good until you are in the 1% like me. While I am retired and a little older, I am not in any of the risk groups...no underlying heath concerns and it fucking humbled me. Guessing it is because I have A negative blood type. Truth be told I was scared. My pulse ox went below 90% and I was in a world of hurt. Perhaps even more concerning, I had to fight the dochebag military doctors for actual meds. I asked for therapeutics five days after the symptoms began and the reply was "take tylenol and cough drops." After 10 days when my pulse ox dropped to 88% dropped my ICU nurse sister s
    10 points
  11. !RemindMe in four years...we will look back on 2020 corona virus as the most disastrous government intervention in the history of American public health. total disaster and fear based response amazed how easily americans can be lied to, deceived, freedoms taken away, businesses shut, schools closed, travel stopped...all in the name of "keeping them safe"...and most americans WILLINGLY are giving up their freedoms in the name of "safety" really is incredible. fear is a hell of a weapon.
    9 points
  12. my question is when are all you fear based thinkers going to come out of your shell? what's your end game? zero covid? cases per day? etc etc at some point life goes on and a lot of rational people have been moving on now for months
    9 points
  13. UPT select! Pilot: 95 PCSM: 90 w/PPL
    9 points
  14. If you can't see why my opinion is better than yours, we have nothing to talk about. Well... Bye. The others have already covered the errors of your post, but one more I'll add: The race riots were far from organic, and they were not born from the George Floyd murder (murder, not racist murder). They were a continuation of social unrest where protests and riots spring up everytime a black American was killed by the police (or non-black person) in circumstances that were murky enough to exploit. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, George Floyd, just to nam
    9 points
  15. It’s a better angle for taking tiktoks with the other bombers in the background.
    9 points
  16. You have to be the biggest condescending asshole on here dude. For fucks sake, please stop.
    9 points
  17. Welcome to the party Brother. Last year my wife said, you are grumpy since you retired, just go buy your damn airplane. Yes Ma'am! I almost bought a Lancair 4P, had a deal in place, but during pre-inspection found out the airplane spent a few years of "unexplained" and unlogged time in Mexico, the maintenance log books were shit. I am 69% certain that plane was flying drugs into the U.S. and had no idea what shape the wing spars were in. Additionally, the insurance on some of the Lanceairs is outrageous because of their accident rate. I was very enamored with the performance of
    9 points
  18. Yep...and all of the failing banks and investment houses that were bailed out with taxpayer money in 2008 were also not based on anything fundamental. Still gets back to manipulation being okay for a certain group of people, but not okay for others.
    9 points
  19. As a WIC/SQ CC I flew as much as humanly possible, often at the expense of my family. I discussed with my family before becoming the DO, they already knew the importance of relevance and competency and the agreed to support me. I also valued the relationship with the Ops Squadrons and as were were colocated I often flew basic qual rides with new students going through RTU which I found very rewarding. Being a CC was the highlight of my career, it was also the realization that I was on an island. Many things happen with people behind the scenes and often you can't share that with the masses
    9 points
  20. That's like saying "otherwise legally driving" when your BAC is above the limit. It is a very important point. Castille's actions led to his own death. Had he been carrying legally, not endangering his child, and complied with officer instructions, he would be alive today. I can show you hundreds of examples of officers in this situation who hesitated and wound up dead or bleeding on the side of the road. Officer safety is a big deal. They have a right to go home after the end of the shift, and asking cops to sacrifice safety in the name of propping up criminals is ludicrous. T
    8 points
  21. Happy Release day Good luck everyone. 🤞
    8 points
  22. Old recycle, but always a good one.
    8 points
  23. How? Am I the only person who saw politicians for the duplicitous villains they always have been? The problem I have with your argument, and the Never Trumpers in general, is that it really sounds like "I can look my kids in the eye and support someone as long as they aren't so obvious about their immorality." It would be one thing to disown Trump and only support moral, consistent politicians. But Biden, Harris, Bernie, and the others are anything but. If a conservative voted for a liberal because of Trump, I'm not sure they were really conservative. If they didn't vot
    8 points
  24. That speech is full of so many bullshit false maxims and buzzwords I want to puke. The truth is many people think the Air Force is okay, but not the best. It’s not just awesome or soul crushing for the majority of folks. Which means there is a legitimate need to consider the entire picture when deciding on service. Many people can also make significant money outside of the Air Force. And they wouldn’t have to put up with holier than thou generals saying that you shouldn’t consider any amount of money in your calculations for your future, when money determines what kind of future you
    8 points
  25. My violence is "principled", and your violence is "terrorism". Protest should make people uncomfortable....unless those people are elected representatives of the people, in which case it is illegal.
    8 points
  26. I am happy for you but I also want to know more about the crazy nurses
    8 points
  27. People laugh but I would love to see a split ticket as the third party in the next POTUS election. Tulsi (D) with Crenshaw (R) or Haley (R) for example. Completely bi-partisan and able to pull the more independent and centrist votes away from the two major parties.
    7 points
  28. URT Select! 41 PCSM with zero hours 88 pilot AFOQT
    7 points
  29. 7 points
  30. I'll always support Kinzinger over the spoiled drunk that's never had a day in his life where he had to be accountable for his actions. Sent from my SM-N975U using Baseops Network mobile app
    7 points
  31. Somebody does, otherwise they’d leave it alone.
    7 points
  32. How in the world did she even make E-9??? Never mind, I know why, forget I asked. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
    7 points
  33. It’s like people forget that we’re a Republic.
    7 points
  34. Bias and racism are not synonyms. If you are a police officer and the overwhelming balance of interactions you have with criminals are of a certain skin color, as a human you are going to develop a bias. That does not make you racist. We know this because minority police are subject to the exact same bias. Remember how stupid we all thought it was when TSA was patting down elderly white women in wheelchairs? This is a problem to be solved, but any solution is immediately precluded by calling the participants evil, which racism very much is. I think well meaning liberal
    7 points
  35. got it covid sucks. i really do get it guys. i'm not wanting to get it. but risk reward here come on...if i were a small business owner i would be PISSED that i'm going BANKRUPT and losing EVERYTHING to this. beyond pissed. everyone of you who advocate for keeping things locked down is living off a government paycheck every two weeks...easy for you to say.
    7 points
  36. They might be able to make it harder, but they can’t make it any longer ....
    7 points
  37. I am extremely grateful for all the posters in this group and can proudly say I was offered my dream job as a KC135 UPT selectee today. This thread has been a wealth of knowledge. KC135 board. 3 pilots, 1 boom operator (Captain to LT Col). Most relaxed, human interview I've participated in and so glad I get to call this unit my future home. "Tell us about yourself" "Tell us about your civilian job and what its like" "Do you want to be an airline pilot?" "If you could get in the plane right now and go anywhere, where would you go and what would you eat?" "How
    6 points
  38. "Top end virologists" Says who? I am not a fan of Laura Ingram but was scanning around and watched an interview on her show last night. She had two "Top End Epidemiologists", one a fellow at Stanford, the other at Harvard. Both were in lock step agreement that we will achieve herd immunity by April. Having had a nasty case of COVID I am especially sensitive to news about mutations and how immunity may be impacted. I have yet to see a single scientific article that says any of the mutations is more deadly. Thus far the only proven change is some of the variants have higher trans
    6 points
  39. Laughs in last decade and a half of flying circles in the sky, aging out our Strikes/Vipers/Bones/Hogs... just in case we need to sling an $50k bomb at a dude carrying an RPG.
    6 points
  40. megabits are rarely used to indicate storage size, and that would also be a tiny PDF file if it was only 8 megabits. I know it's important to look out for this stuff and be professional, but come on guys...
    6 points
  41. Here is a spot where our opinions diverge. There are several reasons why I think schools should be priority one when it comes to “reopening” the country: 1. Our kids are suffering. I can tell you first hand that the level of education being provided by online learning is nowhere near what kids are getting in school. Older/more mature kids might be doing a bit better, but my 10 year old was getting almost nothing from zoom school. It’s nearly impossible for a teacher to vie for a child’s attention through a computer screen. Aside from the academic deficit, kids are mission out on all of th
    6 points
  42. One important fact is that the police officer in this case, was in fact indicted, and sat before 12 citizens who judged him in a trial. 12 people who were vetted by both the prosecution and defense for the ability to be objective, saw ALL the evidence in the case, and heard both stories. Then, all 12 unanimously decided this officer was not guilty based on EVERYTHING we knew about the event, and acquitted him. That's a pretty big deal in my opinion.
    6 points
  43. Yes. Because that protects smaller states from getting railroaded by larger, more populated states. It's the whole point behind having the Senate at all. More emphasis should be put on states providing for their citizens (both in terms of services, and taxation to pay for those services). Want more social services? Move to NY or California. Want something else? There's probably a state that will suit you. Otherwise, what's the point of having states? Or state governments? The issue is that we've allowed political parties to become too powerful, and allowed them to drive political d
    6 points
  44. Your comment made me think of this tribalism cartoon from way back. Which applies to basically all facets of life.
    6 points
  45. I like the part where she called for government funding to reprogram people. Nothing like a good old Pol Pot style communist reeducation camp.
    6 points
  46. Therein lies the problem, the vast majority of politicians advocating gun control are not operating in good faith. They are just moving the ball down the field towards their goal of eliminating the 2A.
    6 points
  47. 6 points


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