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  1. Been doing this long enough now to see the slide from something I dreamed of doing all my life to something that is absolutely unbearable at times. Dad flew for 28 years before me and both of my grandfathers lived into their mid 90s. Both were WW2 vets and I knew them both well. I listened and learned from them and their stories. There’s a reason BO.net has seemingly endless threads with countless pages devoted to the self induced shenanigans of the military/AF. Truthfully, I wasn’t even sure which thread to post my response in. But, it’s the Tucker issue that has my attention so I
    29 points
  2. Complete and utter malarkey. ONE mainstream network went after Obama, Foxnews, some of it unwarranted Political tripe, some of it valid. Meanwhile ALL of the remaining mainstream networks supported Obama. The mainstream anti-Trump anti-GOP theme continues. Look no further than the Ga Voter law controversy. The WASHPO gives Biden four Pinocchios but the rest of the press pushes on as if it is absolute fact, furthering the cancel culture march. To be clear, the law ADDED early voting days, still allows food and water in lines, just without party branding, and is less restrictive t
    21 points
  3. I spit my rum out watching this one. Biden.mp4
    13 points
  4. Does anybody else feel like, at least in the AF, this is a solution in search of a problem?
    12 points
  5. Most will overlook the importance of what is happening here. The liberal press machine violated all ethical standards in order to weaponize itself against a President and control a negative narrative in order to remove him from power. I HATE defending Trump....he is a loud mouth narcissist but some of the things he did were very good...all that being said the machine which enjoys special protections under the Constitution ran off the rails. Trump said some shitty things that are on tape (comments on John McCain were horrific), and maybe that is enough to make you hate him...however, many of
    11 points
  6. But...but...the mean tweets...they had to be stopped...
    10 points
  7. You have just succinctly described the entire woke movement. Nice job.
    10 points
  8. To get a little bit back on track here, I finally decided to read the Georgia voter law from the actual government of Georgia website. Holy smokes the media, politicians, and even our sitting President have completely fabricated the outrage over this law. It’s frankly unbelievable the lies they’ve been able to spread on it. About the only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the increased powers of the state over what are usually county run election procedures. But beyond that, every single measure in there is perfectly reasonable to helping ensure legal voters are able to vote.
    9 points
  9. Your COVID vaccine doom porn reads exactly like the clowns that are all in on the "COVID is the worst tragedy to ever strike this earth" doom porn. COVID vax doomers and COVID doomers remind me of the old Communism/Fascism adage; both are so far to opposite sides they actually find themselves back to back in the same spot. I think you should maybe lay off the Epoch Times for a bit. The data I saw showed under 1,000 people had died after getting at least the first shot. However it's already come out that the data includes people who died in car accidents or other causes of death. It's no
    9 points
  10. We will NEVER achieve MLK's dream in this country because far too many people on both sides (your Al Sharptons and David Dukes, et al) make a good living stirring up racial animus. And far too many listen to those fools.
    9 points
  11. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Office Space is the most accurate film about the Air Force ever made.
    9 points
  12. I stopped watching all sports a few years ago; maybe a game a year. Turns out there’s tons of stuff to do with my time that is infinitely better than sitting on the couch supporting these bullshit organizations. Life without football and baseball is phenomenal...never would have said that a few years ago.
    8 points
  13. You mean Martin Luther King’s actual dream? It honestly an embarrassment to his legacy where we are as a country right now with this whole social justice quest.
    8 points
  14. New member here. Started in a PA-28 for PPL, switched schools and finished in a C-172N. Currently own a PA-32-300 with my brother and dad. We're looking to upgrade to a twin eventually but just dropped some coin on autopilot, Garmin glass panel, and some other upgrades so it might be a while. She's not as fast as a Mooney or high-profile as a Cirrus but she can definitely haul some weight.
    8 points
  15. ID to vote = RACIST! Vaccine passport ID = BRILLIANT!
    8 points
  16. Who said it is the most infectious diseases ever? For the record, the nine most infectious diseases are: Smallpox - Int he 20th century alone it killed 300 million humans. We have a vaccine. Influenza - We have a vaccine and update it every year to cover a spectrum of mutations. Rabies - We have a vaccine. Tuberculosis - We have a vaccine. Leprosy - We have a vaccine. Typhoid Fever - We have a vaccine. Bubonic Plague - We have a vaccine. Malaria - We have a vaccine. HIV/AIDS - We have a treatment, a vaccine is still in the works because this is a
    8 points
  17. I've long since adopted the attitude of just not giving a shit about being forced to attend this type of training, which has done wonders for my stress levels. If they want to pay me $750 to spend a day sitting through this crap, and not working on my flying abilities, then so be it. However, they only get me four or five days/month, and they just burned one on some bullshit. Now I'm down to three or four days to get my six sorties. If I make RAP, cool, if not, well I just don't care...because clearly they don't.
    8 points
  18. If it’s that dangerous, but we aren’t flying any significant combat Ops....why are the crews there in the first place? It’s only a big deal when you find out every E-3 in finance or EEO has their own room, and this is your 12th 90 day trip there in the last 8 years. Not a big deal, but it gets old.
    8 points
  19. It's ok, just identify as both a male and a female when you fill out your app. Now you're in on both sides of the 50% quota. Actual race and sex discrimination in an attempt to fix perceived race and sex discrimination...
    6 points
  20. 6 points
  21. I understand that data. But under the current Governor’s mandate, a white person and a person of color that have not met previous eligibility criteria and have the exact same risk level, with the only difference being the pigment of their skin; the white person gets to pound sand and wait just because they don’t have the right color skin. That’s discrimination. There is of course a legitimate way to handle this that doesn’t segregate shot eligibility based on skin color, and it goes like this, “As the governor of Vermont I am opening vaccine eligibility to all Vermont residen
    6 points
  22. As concerning as the billion plus dollars worth of damage and destruction that happened with the Democrat supported mobs in the summer of 2020? More concerning? Less concerning? As concerning?
    6 points
  23. They want to manipulate the outcome in pursuit of "equity," but doing so with differential scoring criteria is to highlight the very differences they claim don't exist. The demonization of test scores in academia is evidence of this. Affirmative action in University admissions has been around forever, and that's just a form of differential scoring. Not good enough. So now we get rid of grades, leaving group identity rather than performance as the metric for measuring worth. Ugly stuff. As soon as you realize that the whole philosophy is corrupt, and the leaders of the m
    6 points
  24. That person deserves to wear blues everyday until they leave the AF.
    6 points
  25. Love the comment!
    6 points
  26. The maternity uniform updates are good. Just like the hair changes for women are good. Just like the grassroots effort (following the hair changes) to men’s shaving are going to be good. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
    6 points
  27. He's a fucking moron. The fact that they haven't come out and told vaccinated people that they can do whatever the hell that they want, now that all the data has been collected on the vaccine, is nearly criminal. Our entire system of government is predicated on protecting power from any individual or small group, and this pandemic has been a resounding reinforcement of those dangers. I don't suspect there will be much honest analysis from the left on the pandemic, but thank god Florida, Texas, and a few other states had the nuts to do things their own way, so we can at least look b
    6 points
  28. Can we prevent the spread by wearing masks?
    5 points
  29. Far from a “follow the left, the world is all rainbows & unicorns”. To add some stance on some hot topics: I had zero ethical problems with building a border wall, just doubt it will work (they’ll just cut holes in it or tunnel under it). I don’t think anybody has the right to restrict a law abiding citizen from owning an AR-15. Tragic mass shooting deaths, are currently insignificant compared to the number of people getting taken out by drugs, alcohol, car accidents/texting & suicide. Are we gunna ban cellphones too? Yet it’s all CNN wants to talk about. And FOX news, with its “windm
    5 points
  30. Borrow OCPs from a friend for the last couple days...name tape on order. Under no circumstances would I spend a dollar of my own money on that shit, on principle alone.
    5 points
  31. If you think the treatment of President Trump and President Obama by the press were similar you are completely delusional.
    5 points
  32. Show me a study that actually says the color of your skin is a biological reason for being at higher risk of Covid... I’ve looked myself and the reason minorities have a higher death rate seems to be due to socio-economic factors, health culture within the community, and medical access. Those are real issues of course, but the thing about socio-economic issues is that they aren’t only limited to people of color. Although I guess people really believe that these days (Joe Biden’s “Poor kids are just as bright as white kids” comes to mind), which is honestly a form of soft racism in and of
    5 points
  33. I'm not getting in some dumb semantic argument about what's the worst thing the US has ever done. The bottom line here is that delusional political extremists were actively encouraged by lies from the sitting president and stormed the capitol. And that is a very bad thing. I don't know where it places on the ultimate scale of national shame but it's the worst thing I've seen since I've been paying attention to politics. Almost as concerning is the sheer number of non-extremist republicans who continued on the trump bandwagon as he devolved into increasingly desperate politi
    5 points
  34. All of the leftist arguments for “common sense Gun control” are disproved by their selective enforcement of current laws. They love talking universal background checks, but can’t endorse legally pursuing a guy who committed a felony by lying on his background check.
    5 points
  35. To fully persuade me of your perspective, please share your opinion on abortion and euthanasia. Philosophical consistency is highly convincing.
    5 points
  36. I’m anxiously awaiting the headline that says “SECDEF orders Pentagon to focus on winning wars”. Isn’t the alphabet people issue solved already? This actually brings up a question for the masses. In our extremism training the other day I was asked what I would do if I knew a member of the squadron was a racist. Not a klan member or something overt, but just prejudiced. I said if he didn’t act on it but was good at his job, I wouldn’t care. I just wouldn’t be the guys friend. When asked why I felt that way, I said if his actions didn’t affect anyone else beyond feelings and he was g
    5 points
  37. Currently deployed and we spent maybe ten minutes tops talking about this to check the box. Anybody forcing people to spend a whole day on this should be fired for anti-extremism extremism.
    5 points
  38. How it matters, and the point I think Tucker Carlson was trying to make (poorly), is that our president made it a point to talk about pregnancy flight suits, which have zero-to-nearly-zero effect on our military readiness, while failing to talk about the litany of real military threats that face us. This is the go-to move of the political left these days. When you are failing to accomplish anything of substance, or in this case, failing to address a real and escalating immigration crisis at the border, do some low-impact SJW bullshit and know that your side will trip over their equ
    5 points
  39. But apparently we had 1.9 Trillion just laying around... Priorities, ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
    5 points
  40. Pfizer #2 yesterday. No side effect other than a sore arm like #1 gave me. The 5G reception has improved though.
    4 points
  41. F-15EX Named the Eagle II Chappy would be proud!
    4 points
  42. United announced today they are starting to hire immediately. Once all the majors start the train the USAF is going to see the pain that they are causing themselves. I just hope I bail before any type of stop loss is implemented.
    4 points
  43. Check Next President thread and take your pick.
    4 points
  44. Love those riffs... Being a leftist wealth distribution spokesman has yielded Tom Morello a net worth of $30M (according to a quick search of the interwebs) thanks to capitalism and free speech. Let the irony flow through you.
    4 points
  45. The border situation is a literal shit show and this administration has done absolutely nothing other than tacitly, if not openly, encourage the rush to the Rio Grande. https://www.aei.org/op-eds/a-man-made-disaster-at-the-border/ It’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that this is not even incompetence, but a deliberate long game strategy of obtaining a super majority of voters for one political party.
    4 points
  46. Ok, but they *are* lesser or ineffective in certain combat roles. Those roles are quite specifically the ones requiring brute strength or extreme stamina. No test is needed, beyond common sense, but if you have doubts, I believe the Marine Infantry Officer Course was opened to women a few years ago with a predictable outcome. Fighter pilots? Cool. Navy SEALS? Nope. The story with the Army test is that they specifically attempted to create a test that would be gender neutral, yet still women are being overwhelmingly outperformed by men. And why was such a test constructe
    4 points
  47. They didn't retract the story, it appears reading comprehension isn't strong among these commenters. They issued a correction which is substantially different. The story itself is materially the same: POTUS directly contacts a state elections official, urging them to scrutinize ballots in specific locations. Which is an absolutely mind blowing story by itself, and would only be acceptable in some banana republic. Now with the correction and the recovered recording, there's proof.
    4 points
  48. https://babylonbee.com/news/heroic-secret-service-agent-dives-in-front-of-biden-as-reporter-tries-to-ask-a-question?fbclid=IwAR3JH0kpCfv_sEHyHu6Z4mQ3dsuoFCHxFjucbZSKsi-ZLyHmmg9LwD2KYFo
    4 points


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