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  1. 100% right. The FBI had in their possession proof of multiple felonies. Instead of investigating or prosecuting, they hid those crimes and even deceived tech companies into thinking it was Russian disinformation so they would silence investigative journalists. This is deeply partisan criminal behavior, and clearly not an isolated incident. We have the largest and most advanced law-enforcement agency in the history of the world orchestrating third party First Amendment suppression, at massive scale, to manipulate citizens and change election outcomes. Is there a more serious scandal in American history?
  2. Flea, I appreciate your principled altruism…. sort of. But I do not want a convicted violent felon flying my family around the country when there are thousands of qualified alternate choices. I wouldn’t care if this guy was a sim instructor (which checks the meaningful employment box and societal integration you mention). Odd risk assessment that JetBlue would hire this dude but not an unvaccinated pilot without a criminal past.
  3. Bro everything about the “official version” of that story smells like ass. Elon said what anybody with common sense was thinking.
  4. Is this the origin of the mysterious framed poopy underwear in the Bagram TOC? I left a sticky note requesting the Taliban reach out with answers if they figure it out; nothing heard yet.
  5. I had an awesome career that I’m very thankful for: met tons of great people, flew several aircraft, and got to hurt the enemy. Unfortunately it’s a broken organization led predominantly by petty losers and mini-tyrants. Having looked behind the curtain, it is as bad as the line flying captains think. ETA: I’m retiring in a few months after 21 years. Glad I stayed as long as I did, no regrets about leaving now.
  6. This conversation proved my point: you immediately jumped to conclusions with the rules and laws why it cannot be done before even understanding the proposal. Turns out your assumptions were false and his point was 100% valid. I have seen that microcosm of interaction play out many times over the past 20 years of GWOT, which we lost, because we real time litigated every engagement in a fools errand of “near certainty.” How different might the outcome had been had we violently seized the initiative and exploited every target of opportunity with lower standards for perfection in an inherently, messy business? We will never know because lawyers shut it down, prolonged the conflict, and claimed a moral high ground for doing so. We are not a nation of barbarians who revel in innocent bloodshed (unlike many of our enemies), so don’t start by assuming the worst. However, academic definitions of “wartime atrocities” developed over coffee in Brussels have handcuffed us beyond the ability to win against true barbarians. “It doesn’t bother you in the slightest” to see it differently, a luxury provided you by tacticians who took moral risk to attain victory.
  7. Flea, your concerns and logic are why the USA no longer wins wars. If we want to win, we must stop thinking about what we can’t do and stop pitting our lawyers against our tacticians.
  8. Julia Powell dead of heart attack at 49. But yea guys, this is totally normal.
  9. Liberals champion censorship this negating your proposed solution. You cannot ban people from Twitter & college campus speaking engagements while simultaneously blaming them for not engaging in conversation.
  10. DRACO definitely had many type 2 commanders. Great Americans; the plank holders built a mission focused culture, so well done. You’d be crazy proud of how the younger teammates made it better.
  11. This is a valid point. 20 years ago. Nowadays Democrats are the party of prosecuting parents who do not want “doctors” chopping off their 13–year-olds genitals without their knowledge. These are not people who love the country as I do & we can find a way to meet in the middle. These are people who literally want to abolish the white race (among other dangerous positions). Has any population peacefully coexisted with such disparity in morality? “Live and let live” has been usurped by “obey or be punished” for Democrats. The peaceful solution is fully embracing our founding principals of limited and representative government which exists to enable life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness bounded by the constitution.
  12. Many wonderful memories indeed. Informative to watch peers bifurcate into two broad command types: 1. Extreme focus on minutia of irrelevant things, especially uniform regulations, while excluding core topics like mission execution or individual competence in primary job. These are the “mission takes care of itself” types. 2. Extreme focus on team, mission and people but uninterested in “hands in pockets” or “sleeves rolled up” non-lethality impacting nuance. Type 1 is the dominant breed, although type 2 does exist. I am naïvely hoping for a collective moment of clarity by senior leaders acknowledging we suffered a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan and maybe that means we should change something about ourselves. Maybe we should focus on winning instead of fashion since the Taliban won wearing a non-uniform collection of sheets, rugs and shitty white Nikes.
  13. https://taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-medals-afghan-airlift/ AMC awarding an additional 96 DFCs for action in Kabul.
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