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  1. 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.
  2. Who the hell at Walmart decided that was a good idea? I mean seriously, have they ever been to a buffet line!?! Same fools that are loading their plate one kernel of corn at a time now are gonna self-checkout in an expeditious manner? YGBSM. Now going to Walmart takes 3 times as long. <rant switch off>
  3. Well, whatever happens in the wake of the Capitol riots, you can rest assure the DC types will handle it in such a way as to create the worse possible outcome for everyone, especially the rest of the country who wasn't there taking part... They seem to excel at that.
  4. Nice strawman. But fine with me. Coast Guard is the only service that defends the homeland as it's primary mission. The rest of us are defending our freeloading "allies" and corporate access to overseas markets. See, two can do this strawman thing.
  5. The basic problem is the government has too much power and control. If we could dial it back to what it was intended to be, then it wouldn't matter who was in the White House or in Congress. With so much direct involvement in the lives of every American, the stakes are too high to let the other side (whichever side that happens to be) be in control.
  6. That's just for us retirees...
  7. The 28th BS, at least, had their patch approved by treaty with the Mohawk tribe/nation and it was updated in the late-90s IIRC. It also takes the tribe's approval to change it from what I understand.
  8. I still think we should have bought the Goodyear Inflatoplane (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodyear_Inflatoplane). If I had to eject over bad guy land, if someone dropped this to me, I'd take my chances with flying this out of Dodge if the HH-60s couldn't get to me.
  9. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2459225/newly-acquired-afrl-test-aircraft-to-aid-personnel-recovery-research/ The Air Force is thinking of using a XCub bush plane for CSAR? Wow. Would be sporty to fly that into hostile airspace.
  10. Just remind him you didn't join the Air Force because you couldn't get into the Army....
  11. We'd probably be better off having everyone get a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification instead of SOS. That was more useful than anything I learned at SOS....
  12. The sad thing is everybody are so emotionally invested in programs, we can't even have the discussion about what to cut. People just lose their minds when you bring up their pet thing and refuse to even consider it. For example, Service Academies, two ground branches, EUCOM, etc. Just watch how much flak I will draw for mentioning those few items. I personally think DoD could take a massive cut without significantly endangering our national security IF AND ONLY IF we were willing to make the hard choices.
  13. I really don't get the subdued spice brown patches, nametapes, etc. It's on velcro; if you truly need to be camo'ed, just take them off, like we do with the flight suit.
  14. The people arguing we need to do something about global climate change would have more credibility if they were open to other options (such as technological solutions like Viperman mentioned) but they insist the ONLY option is turning the U.S. into North Korea/Stalinist Russia. Me thinks the objective isn't mitigating climate change but rather it's political power... At any rate, unless you get China and India onboard, anything we do is futile.
  15. Just spent a year and a half running a state nuclear response team (loved the job but to tell you how much the upper management in state government sucks, I just took a job as an AFJROTC instructor-would rather deal with teenagers...), the whole radiation thing is way overblown and the risk of a serious nuclear power plant accident that impacts the public is extremely small. And the safety culture at nuclear power plants makes Air Force aviation safety culture look positively careless from what I could tell.
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