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pbar last won the day on August 11 2016

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  1. pbar

    Owning stock in a marijuana farm...

    When I did a short stint as a security clearance background investigator post-retirement (before finding a real job), I don't recall having to ask anything about investments when I would "investigate" for TS clearances except for foreign financial interests.
  2. pbar

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/22/supreme-court-retirees-can-be-court-martialed-crimes-committed-after-service.html WTF?
  3. pbar

    The Next President is...

    Alarms can be turned off.
  4. pbar

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I don't get it. What do Army dress shoes have to do with what's wrong with the AF?
  5. Past indifference to the environment is going to haunt the AF (and the rest of the services) for decades. When I was getting my environmental masters, I did a project with base CE at Dyess. One of the folks I worked with told me how Dyess had a railroad tank car buried up to the tower for decades until the early '90s that the base used to dispose of motor oil, waste chemicals, etc. "It was great because it never filled up."
  6. pbar

    Hurricane Michael

    When I was stationed at Camp Smith I remember someone telling me that PACAF looked at building HASes for the E-3s at Kadena but each HAS would cost $1 billion...
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    Hurricane Michael

    The 1991 tornado at McConnell AFB, KS apparently just missed a flightline full of B-1s when it went through. I shudder to think of a F-5 tornado hitting Whiteman or one of the major depots (Hill, Robins, Tinker).
  8. pbar

    Gun Talk

    Anyone seen one of these or flown with one? Do you have to qualify on it? https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/06/26/usafs-new-gau-5-a-aircrew-self-defense-weapon/
  9. pbar

    China & Chinese Shenanigans

    They are getting really bold. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5688095/U-S-complains-China-laser-incidents-Djibouti.html
  10. pbar

    B-1 (Bone) questions

    A bigger issue is the fact that we are wasting airframe life on the B-1(and B-52s/F-15Es, etc.) doing CAS in Afghanistan when the AF should have bought the Tucano/AT-6 a decade ago to use instead. Or if you just want a coordinate bomber with long on-station times, we could have hung JDAMs on a 737 (i.e. Navy P-8) a decade ago.
  11. pbar

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/13/air-force-airmen-accused-vandalizing-historic-sc-church-with-satanic-graffiti.html WTF? Way to gain the support of the local community.
  12. pbar

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Agreed but unfortunately compromise isn't possible with the gun control Left. We could trade away bump fire stocks and trigger cranks as part of a compromise but that would just whet their appetite for more gun control, leading to their desired end game-total abolition of private firearm ownership. Like a Terminator, they will not stop until they reach that endstate. The sad fact is that elimination of most firearms would be fairly easy to accomplish. Once they have ownership lists, either by mandatory registration, credit card data mining, having doctors ask kids if their parents have guns, etc. then they can require you to turn them in. They don't need to send police or military to round them up. All they need to do is make turning them in a condition of any interaction with the government such as renewing your driver's license or license plates, getting a tax return, applying for unemployment, etc.
  13. pbar

    Trends in Air to Air Combat

    Two of three Navy Aggressor squadrons are Reserve squadrons IIRC.
  14. pbar

    VA Loans

    Closed with Travis Smith at National Bank of Kansas City for our second house/loan with them. As always, expeditious and the rate they gave us was .5% below USAA. Also, my real estate agent was surprised by how quickly NBKC was able to get everything done. As mentioned, this is the second loan we got through Travis and he was great to work with!
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    Gun Talk

    Doesn't seem like prices have fallen all that much however. However, I have noticed whereas I paid around $2000 for a Keltec RFB in 2013, they are going for about $1200 now. Doesn't seem like the top tier stuff has gone down in price at all though.