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tk1313

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  1. The Next President is...

    I thought the point of the strikes was to destroy the manufacturing facilities while minimizing human casualties... I'd call that mission accomplished. The Cold War is over. The 1980s called... they want their foreign policy back. (couldn't resist) Nobody can have a rational debate with you if you honestly believe that Trump being (1) compromised and (2) a clear and present threat to the nation who needs to be removed "isn't a partisan matter."
  2. The Next President is...

    Bad comparison... Dealing drugs, murder, and sexual assault are all crimes. Being the Republican candidate for President is not. Strzok wasn't removed because of his political opinions or the mighty Fox propaganda machine (talk about hypocrisy), he was removed because of his personal opinion of Trump as an individual. I think a lot of Bernie's political ideals are crap, but I don't necessarily think he's a bad person... I work around people who I don't agree with politically, but still get along very well with, and I have a positive personal view of them. I can separate my distaste for someone's views from my distaste for a person... Something people on both sides have trouble with. Strzok said some pretty nasty things about Trump and his family, things I would never say about Bernie or other people I know, despite thinking they have stupid political views. The presumption of innocence isn't meant to protect a person who has kiddie porn, it's meant to protect a person who doesn't have kiddie porn from having their rights violated. But fair enough, who are the judge and jury? Who are the accusers? What is the accusation/crime? And what are the consequences of intentional false accusation? If a guy's ex-wife accuses him of having child porn in an attempt to get full custody of their kids (knowing that he doesn't have child porn anywhere), and they search his residence and find an unpaid parking ticket, can't the wife be charged with making false accusations?
  3. NGB Approval

    One month for some, 6+ for others... Honestly just depends. You don't need NGB approval before doing FCI.
  4. The Next President is...

    Just seemed weird that you'd be bragging about being out to a dude who did/does cool shit in the military, simply because he had the audacity to give a craniums up on ways to avoid getting in trouble just in case it applied to you. I vehemently disagree with nsplayr on a bunch of political shit, but I respect his opinion and take his advice on other stuff when its offered... Anyways, back to the text messages from left-leaning sources... Anti-Trump (CNN): https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/12/politics/peter-strzok-texts-released/index.html Not as many, but it's CNN so... Pro-Obamas: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/the-fbis-principal-loyalty-is-to-the-bureau-itself/552686/
  5. The Next President is...

    Maybe I'm having an off day, but I don't think tac airlifter lost that one...
  6. The Next President is...

    You're really not a huge fan of any even-numbered amendment... 0/3 so far Alright I had the displeasure of reading that whole thing. I honestly don't know enough about Nunes to care one way or the other... So Nunes is upset that the Steele dossier was used in the FISA application because Steele is biased. The FISA courts knew Steele was biased, but there was no mention of his connection with Clinton/DNC (same thing, right?). They also knew about Carter Page's pro-Putin "tendencies" so the courts used the Steele dossier, which they "took with a grain of salt" to unmask Carter Page. Carter Page has yet to be accused of or charged with a crime. So Nunes questions the Steele dossier's relevance to the FISA application and the author makes the claim that it wasn't relevant but it was used anyways, so Nunes is an asshole? I'm seeing circular logic...
  7. The Next President is...

    Strzok compromised: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/texts-between-ex-mueller-team-members-emerge-calling-trump-loathsome-human-idiot.html NOTE: I honestly tried to find a left-leaning site with the story, but they all seem to want to downplay every single negative text about Trump... Obviously Fox is trying to play into the conspiracy theorists, but you're free to interpret the texts as you wish. Bottom line: a bunch of negative texts about Trump and his family (and the idiot American voting public for voting for him), and a lot of positive texts about the Obamas. Comey's leak: https://www.factcheck.org/2017/07/trumps-unfounded-leak-claim/ 1. Comey acknowledged that he had “asked a friend of mine [later identified as Columbia University professor Daniel C. Richman] to share the content of the memo with a reporter.” Comey testified that after the president had tweeted that Comey had better hope there were no “tapes” of their conversation, Comey gave the memo to the Columbia Law School professor to provide to the media so that it “might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.” 2. “It was a classified briefing and so I wrote that on a classified device,” Comey said in response to a question on whether all the memos were unclassified. “The one I started typing … in the car — that was a classified laptop that I started working on.”But Comey said the memo he shared with a friend was unclassified. In his written testimony, Comey says of the Feb. 14 memo: “I immediately prepared an unclassified memo of the conversation about Flynn and discussed the matter with FBI senior leadership.” “So you didn’t consider your memo or your sense of that conversation to be a government document?” Sen. Roy Blunt asked in the June 8 Senate hearing. “You considered it to be, somehow, your own personal document that you could share with the media as you wanted to through a friend?” “Correct,” Comey said. “I understood this to be my recollection recorded of my conversation with the president. As a private citizen, I felt free to share that. I thought it important to get it out.”The Hill noted that when the memos — which Comey said he had turned over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller — were recently shown to Congress “the FBI claimed all were, in fact, deemed to be government documents.” It seems as if Comey is trying to make the case that he decides which info is unclassified and which info isn't (don't know the answer to this one)... and that meeting with the President when he was the FBI director was a meeting he had as a "private citizen", and therefore his notes are his property and not government documents (which the FBI seems to disagree with). "A fucking moron"... bit of a stretch for a guy that beat out "the most qualified Presidential candidate in history"... Abrasive on twitter? Absolutely. A fucking moron? Highly doubtful. But what do I know, I'm a fucking deplorable
  8. South Korean F-15 Crash April 5 2018

    Bad day for the good guys.
  9. The Next President is...

    I'm not a lawyer or in any job that deals with law enforcement... But let's say I get pulled over for speeding, then the officer gets a warrant to search my car based on the initial crime of speeding. He finds 10 kilos of coke hidden under the back seat (I'm a smart drug dealer, don't insult me by assuming I'd leave drugs in plain view of the officer), but later in court it's discovered that I was not actually speeding and the officer pulled me over because he felt like it and happened to get lucky with the coke bust... Weren't my 4th amendment rights violated? If I'm being investigated for murder, and lie to the investigators about who I met with on the day the crime was committed, but it turns out I didn't commit murder and the person who said that I was the one who did was mistaken and they found the actual killer... Would I still be charged with misleading investigators? (again, honest question) I never made an argument for letting the charge of lying slide... Just stated that I'm underwhelmed with the charges stemming from such a high profile investigation. Finally, my point is that it seems like there is a big push to put the investigation before the crime and without probable cause. The assumption of guilt is coming before the investigation. My understanding of the law of the US is that we have a presumption of innocence...
  10. The Next President is...

    Weak as in pointless. I don't think a special counsel is needed to go after internet trolls. Personally, I think if Bill Clinton was President today and the Lewinsky story broke, people wouldn't really care nearly as much as they did back then. And I never said lying to the FBI shouldn't be punished, just implied that the actual lies aren't as groundbreaking as I would expect from a special counsel investigation. In your honest opinion, is the special counsel making great strides towards punishing those involved in "Russian meddling" in our election? And do you believe that the Trump campaign actively aided the Russians in said meddling?
  11. Chances on Finding Unit

    I wouldn't worry about being "disadvantaged" because someone from the unit is rushing. Control what you can control. Maybe if someone has been turning wrenches on their airplanes in all sorts of weather since high school you should ask them about the unit. Rushing squadrons: Show up on drill weekends prior to them having a board, bring a bottle to show appreciation... The rest you kind of just have to figure out. Getting a PPL is expensive, and so is travelling around to different units... But I know people who have spent a ton of money and borrowed even more to do so. Some have gotten hired already, some haven't. All the more reason to show up and put maximum effort into getting hired. Don't know about the reserve side, but you don't "need" a recruiter until you get the job... And at that point you'll pretty much have their contact info and it's relatively smooth. You only need a recruiter if you're trying to set up testing, which it seems you already have figured out. Jump in there, bro. If you really want to know what they're looking for, just ask them.
  12. The Next President is...

    Avoided sentencing for what? I guess we'll find out after midterms... Definitely OK with going after Manafort (or anybody else) for tax fraud. But all the "lying to the FBI" charges seem like punishment for not taking notes from Hillary's "I don't recall" sessions. But tell me you actually believe Trump cooked up some nefarious plot with the Russians to fvck Hillary out of the win she so deserved and there isn't a shred of partisan politics effecting any of it and I'll STFU. I mean, for fvcks sake, Mueller charged Russians for setting up a bot farm to spread misinformation... Weak.
  13. The Next President is...

    And the special counsel after nearly 2 years has their first sentence, and gets to deal 30 days of justice for a perjury trap... Massive face palm... Russia has got to be pretty stoked about this sillyness https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/03/politics/alex-van-der-zwaan-sentencing/index.html
  14. First, congrats on the interview! Many people don't make it that far, so enjoy it and come ready to kick ass. As far as your question goes... I highly doubt they'll care. You have plenty of time to complete the check ride if you're hired. If it's brought up, just say something to the effect of "I was hoping to have it done before I got here, but weather's been shitty." Get it done if you can, but if weather sucks and scheduling falls through, I'm sure a bunch of pilots aren't going to grill you over a PPL check ride. Good luck bro.
  15. Blended Retirement System Puzzle

    For guard guys who have every intention to become full time after UPT and stay past 20, is BRS still something to look into just for the slim chance of something happening between my ADSC and 20 years? Edit to add: I was very fortunate to have good mentors who told me to contribute early and what each fund (C, S, I, F, lifecycle) meant, so I'm roughly 2 years into my civilian job and already have almost $20k in my TSP account.
  16. No worries. And yes, I think full time guard can live on base, but those are good questions for when you visit the unit.
  17. My best guess honestly... (link for lurkers: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm) I don't think you get BAH if you live on base... But even in Hawaii, I think you can find a decent apartment well within that budget (or so I've been told).
  18. Border crisis

    I honestly don't give 2 shits if Trump builds the wall. The Dems call him racist if he does, and they call him weak (and his supporters gullible) if he doesn't... His tough stance on immigration alone has made the number of attempted illegal crossing plummet. ICE also seems happy that they aren't being thrown under the bus every time they attempt to do their job and enforce the law. And you can tell its pissing off the hardliner lefties because every day I have to read a story about how every visa over stayer that is getting kicked out is a Nobel peace prize candidate who does 100 hours of community service a week with 5 kids who are getting into ivy league schools, and who would probably cure cancer and eliminate world hunger before bringing peace to the middle east if it wasn't for the fact that now their family is being broken up because that pesky visa has just barely expired 20 years ago.
  19. Like others have said, I'm 99.69% sure it doesn't have to be complete before UPT. You should definitely get it done as soon as possible, though. I have already done my interview, and I think it took ~9 months from submission to when they started calling me about setting up a time/place to meet.
  20. Columbus AFB Information

    FIFY. I know what you meant.
  21. Gun Talk

    Easier to separate D and R into their respective corners, ring the bell and incite the fight... Much harder to address and correct the fact that mental health has taken a back seat to social justice. Gun or no gun, bad craniums do bad things.
  22. Gun Talk

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/timeline-parkland-shooter-nikolas-cruz/?utm_term=.4da24e6f07a0 Don't care what side you're on... I challenge anyone to read the above article and tell me who/what is to blame for the Parkland shooting. Plenty of people say "this tragedy could have been avoided!" then go on to let out some long-winded political screeching that has nothing to do with actually preventing this from happening again.
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