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  1. “…top scientists and doctors…” Just like those who in June 2020 told people to stay home when able, avoid large gatherings, etc to stop the spread of covid…unless it’s for a BLM protest, then it’s ok. Please excuse my skepticism that obviously clearly isn’t warranted. I’m sure there will be crickets from those on the left. "Staying at home, social distancing, and public masking are effective at minimizing the spread of COVID-19. To the extent possible, we support the application of these public health best practices during demonstrations that call attention to the pervasive lethal force of white supremacy," the letter says. "However, as public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission. We support them as vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States. We can show that support by facilitating safest protesting practices without detracting from demonstrators' ability to gather and demand change. This should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-home orders." Yep…no agenda outside of medicine and science. Over 1,000 health professionals sign a letter saying, Don't shut down protests using coronavirus concerns as an excuse https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/health/health-care-open-letter-protests-coronavirus-trnd/index.html
  2. But we’ve gotten so much out of it! And it’s clearly only brought us all closer together…
  3. I think you mean he was straight up wrong…or he knew better and was lying. Either way, people still believe this nonsense that we can “beat” the virus, and whenever that doesn’t happen, it’s the fault of other people (often blamed on conservatives/Trump supporters) who are stupid, selfish, etc and who aren’t doing their part. Well, politics is a dirty game, and Biden is taking a big political hit with covid, which is funny I suppose since he used the issue to get elected.
  4. “Two-doses of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s vaccines are only about 10% effective at preventing infection from omicron 20 weeks after the second dose, according to the U.K. data.” So when does the DoD mandate that members get the booster? And then the 4th booster? I mean, if they’re all about protecting the force, then not mandating it now means they want us less protected than we could be?
  5. Remember when he said “it is under investigation” when commenting after the news article broke? Neither do I…
  6. No worries man. Also, I personally know someone who has worked directly with these squadrons and according to his sources, there’s validity to the claims in the anonymous email.
  7. So did AF Times lie when they just said they have received documents proving that this member did in fact quit part of the training and yet was allowed to return?
  8. “Editor’s note: After this article’s publication, a source provided records documenting how the female special tactics officer candidate quit during solo land navigation training, but still was offered the opportunity to return.” https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/01/07/air-force-accused-of-pushing-woman-through-elite-commando-training-after-she-quit-spurring-investigation/
  9. I hear you brother… I was afraid that if I laughed at your original post that the Air Force would track me down and give me an Art 15.
  10. You tell me? What if someone had written hidden racist messages as a joke? As I said before, it’s not if something bothers me or not, or if it bothers you or not. If it bothers someone, just one person, and it’s clear that it was done to poke fun and/or offend someone in a sexual nature, etc then it’s fair game for a commander to deal with. And that’s the Air Force we’re in right now, for better or for worse…and I think they’ve made it pretty clear over the last 10+ years that they can go after individuals for it. Is it different than when I started UPT over 19 years ago?—hell yeah it’s different, and they didn’t bother to ask me whether or not I like the changes. Now how should a commander deal with/discipline those who intentionally violate the policy? That’s up to them…probably depends on the specific issue at hand, the climate/culture of the squadron, etc. But you know how you don’t get in trouble for drawing hidden dicks on the briefing board?…you don’t do it.
  11. Looks like you spoke too soon… https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-01-04/chicago-plan-to-cancel-class-if-union-votes-for-remote%3fcontext=amp
  12. Would you say the same for blatantly racist jokes that offended someone? I’m not saying I agree or disagree with you…just playing devils advocate. Where’s the line? Whether I like it or not, the Air Force over the last 10+ years has definitely laid out that it has a zero tolerance for this behavior. So why should we surprised when action is taken against such individuals who violate the policy? Negatory believes that if you’re in the military, then you have to follow the rules or be disciplined (ie covid vaccine)—so why does he think differently on this policy in a military building (the squadron bar)?
  13. Just curious…what do you think should have happened to these individuals for making the sexual jokes that someone found offensive?
  14. HeloDude

    Gun Talk

    That’s really interesting! What else do you have?
  15. HeloDude

    Gun Talk

    M2, Agreed on everything you just said except when you made those meanie remarks about me watching Nutnfancy…after all, he is a retired Lt Col, so he’s automatically pretty smart, right? Haha. I watch 2-3 videos of his per year, if that, though I did agree a lot of what he said in this video—mainly the part that he said if you’re going to say X rifle with Y caliber is your go-to gun, etc, then you better have quite a bit of Y ammo on hand. But you do bring up a good discussion: Who do you guys follow for firearms advice/entertainment? I like MrGunsngear, TBF TV, Military Arms Channel, and Garand Thumb. I know there are others (to say the least), but with my limited time to devote to some reviews/discussions that peak my interests, these are my go-to.
  16. HeloDude

    Gun Talk

    I think you and anyone else should have as many firearms/as much ammo as they desire and can afford. So I’m all about you and others getting firearms of less common calibers, but not for the reasons you listed. While some of the most common/popular calibers are typically the first to fly off the shelves during a scare, they’re also the ones to quickly come back and are still relatively cheaper than the less common calibers you mentioned. Also, during a crisis, ammo can easily be traded for other goods…harder to barter ammunition of less common calibers. For instance, take your 6.5 Creedmor…a quick search shows current prices are around $2.15/round for decent quality brass. But you can also get .308 of similar quality for less than half that price. So right now would you rather spend $1K and have over 1K rounds of .308 (that can be easily traded) or spend that same amount of money for less than 500 rounds of 6.5 (that can’t as easily be traded)? And yes, I know comparing 6.5 Creedmor to .308 is not apples to apples, ballistic coefficients, etc, but they’re both considered medium-powered cartridges. I think ammo prices will come down a little more over the next year or so (assuming no other events that cause another scare anytime soon), but inflation is not going to let us see prices of 2018-2019…so hopefully that’s when you and others stocked up. The bigger lesson here is to have a large supply of ammo so when ammo is hard to find, you’re gtg. Nutnfancy (who I somewhat still follow, though there are much better) had a good video on this same topic when recently comparing .300 blackout vs 7.62x39. Now grant it this was before Biden put the squeeze on ammo from Russia, but the philosophy still holds.
  17. In that case, then the entire “news” media would go out of business…which maybe wouldn’t be such a bad thing?
  18. But jeers to being in the DC area.
  19. Uhhh…tell me where I’m wrong? Russia took control over the Crimea and they did it without firing a shot…so I don’t think Ukraine fought too hard. As for Ukraine not being part of NATO, was Libya part of NATO?…because I seem to remember them getting involved in that area.
  20. Remember when Ukraine, Obama, NATO, etc all fought Russia in retaliation for invading Ukraine in 2014? Neither do I…
  21. Kind of like the same rationale that requiring an ID to vote is racist… Some people want others to mask because it’s makes them feel safer, and some people want others to show an ID because it makes them feel that the election is more secure. So much for feelings.
  22. Biden will do nothing (nothing meaningful) if/when Putin invades…same as when China invades Taiwan. To be fair, it’s one of the few things I would be in agreement with Biden.
  23. Did you not see the post 4 above yours where the current president said it was a disgrace because it was aimed at keeping people from color from coming to the US? But since you’re acting like there wasn’t outrage from the left, here you go: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/civil-rights-groups-condemn-trump-s-travel-ban-expansion-six-n1142231 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/opinion/trump-travel-ban-nigeria.html https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/house/480991-pelosi-trumps-expanded-travel-ban-is-outrageous-un-american-and-threatens-rule%3famp
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