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  1. You must have missed a lot of the parts. There is more to the story IRT to Flynn and how things went down with the FBI. Given the way things are playing out with this whole now confirmed fake Russia collusion story, unmaskings and 3 years of straight up lies from those in government/federal law, I can't give the feds the benefit of the doubt on this one. My money is on the good guys.
  2. The double standard is mind blowing. Seriously, it is absolutely unbelievable.
  3. The last time a carrier was there was in 1975. I would like to think that the military had a better idea of what was really going on in that part of the world IRT to the virus at that time. At least enough to make a smart decision as to not allow "sailors to participate in cultural and professional exchanges, community service projects, sports competitions, and receptions during the port visit." The cruise industry was shutting down right about then. Hell, the Diamond Princess was quarantined in Japan beginning on Feb 4th. That was a pretty big story. It just doesn't seem too hard to predict what was going to happen when thousands of people get off of a ship and then get back on the ship knowing the virus was around.
  4. This ^ and that was on March 4th. There was plenty of information out about the virus by then.
  5. Bigger brains enlighten me please. Why would we not hit pause on incoming members/training pipelines and instead put a stop loss in place? The training pipeline introduces a huge number of challenges in facing this virus whether that be dorms, classrooms, chow halls, transportation etc. I have one guy in training at Little Rock right now. When he graduates he will not be running around our squadron. He will be virtually in-processing and staying home until this passes. On the other side, folks that were planning on leaving the military are not going to find a healthy job market for the next few months, have experience in their jobs and are at least somewhat established in their communities allowing them to establish better distancing from others.
  6. Which Guard unit was he in?
  7. Reno, C Springs, Wyoming and Channel Islands fly MAFFS missions. Charlotte did but now has C-17s.
  8. That's what I am saying. There are plenty of "married" people in the military cashing in on BAH rates.
  9. I am surprised there isn't more discussion here of what is shaping up to be the most important election cycle of my lifetime. I don't think the difference in the two political parties has ever been more wide. Democrats are offering everything under the sun in an effort to snag voters. Free healthcare for illegals. What happens when word gets out that illegal immigrants will get that free health care? More seriously sick illegals start showing up. Disease shows up. That will just add to the burden that is already being placed on this country. Homelessness is a huge problem in this country. Look at what is going on in California right now. Where do you house the additional hundreds of thousands of unemployed and homeless people who have crossed the border illegally? 100 billion dollars for blacks that are living in poverty, unemployed or underemployed who don't have the means to buy a house. This is meant to close the race/wage gap? The government has tried this before with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And my guess is, regardless of race, if you are living in poverty, are unemployed or underemployed, your credit reflects that. Are we really going to give folks with bad credit and no job/low paying jobs 25 grand to buy a house they don't qualify for or can't afford? And is this not the definition of racism? Giving government funds to a specific race? And see my statement above about the homeless illegals. We will soon be giving them money to buy houses too. Free college tuition? No student debt? I think this one is brilliant on the part of the Democrats. They know that our education system indoctrinates young folks with liberal views. Especially, our colleges. The more young people they can get into that indoctrination system, the better. Aside from that, a bachelors degree becomes even more worthless because everyone has one and tuition rates skyrocket. Reparations for descendants of slaves. Reparations for gays. How does that work? How much and to whom? If the check is big, I bet you see a lot of new gay folks. I am not saying I would slob a knob for 50k but I know some folks who would. Medicare for all? Kicking 140 million people off of their current healthcare? Sh!t, it wasn't that long ago that the Dems were running on "keeping your healthcare and doctor". That sure changed quick. The good thing is that your average American is not on board with any of this. The only folks who are, already vote Democrat. These policies aren't swinging any votes to the left or away from Trump. So far, Trump has been guaranteed reelection. Rest assured, there are people hard at work right now working on the next fabricated scandal to take Trump down. It'll be even bigger than the Russian collusion story. They are just waiting on the right time to drop it. It'll be 6-9 months before the election and perfectly timed. That is all they've got. Free sh!t and made up scandals.
  10. There are plenty of useful and well written posts here with regard to differing laws and situations. I find it interesting that most folks focus on the simple issues like traffic stops or just traveling through different states. You have to be prepared to defend yourself legally if you actually have to use your weapon. That is the starting point for me. I will not open myself up to any gray area at all no matter how gun friendly the state I live in is. I recently moved and I am in the process of getting my concealed carry in my new state. I am not looking for loop holes or ways to maybe keep the concealed carry permit I have from my old state. I will spend the 5 hours in class and the 65 bucks and just get a new one.
  11. That is another interesting website. Thanks for sharing that. I went back and counted the 62 models. Looks like 151 were built with 110 of them either getting shot down or being written off!
  12. Check out the F-105s built in 1962. I would estimate 95% of them were either lost in combat or were written off in accidents/crashes. Absolutely crazy....
  13. This dude flew the F-89, F-86, F-104, CF-5, F-100, F-4, A-7 and the A-10. Very interesting guy with a great career for sure.
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