the tank crew can enjoy a cold one off duty on top of there heavy steel fortress,GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS! And God Bless the M1 Abrams!!!!
Back to a long dirt nap, with NO Virgins...lol
You've gotta assume that the tank commander inside is saying "Hey Jethro! Pop the hatch and get some suds out of the cooler and we'll move onto the next house!"
You know your gonna have a bad day when you look out your window and you see that!
but as close as you're going to find short of being me.
lousy shot and I was lucky :<)
for the bad guys. I fully believed I was coming back in pieces, as I have had some very good luck and figured I was tempting fate, but alas, here I am, good, bad, and ugly. Maybe next tour.
Odds are in your favor.
From what i hear, you are more likely to get killed in Chicago than in Iraq/Afghanistan.
Mexico drug cartels are more dangerous,lol!!!!
dangerous than Iraq. Dunno 'bout Af'stan though. Detroit, bad. Chicago not too healthy.
Just imagine how much more dangerous D.C. would be without gun control, I say that whilst laughing out loud...
And it also depends on what your job is. People sometimes get hit by mortar or rocket fire hitting the FOBs, but the majority of casualties sustained occur outside the wire. So infantry and MPs (The two MOS who work the most often outside the wire) suffer a higher rate of casualties. I don't know the hard numbers, but based on my experience (isn't that anecdotal evidence, or some similar term?), if you leave the wire in Iraq or Afghanistan, you are more likely to get killed than if you enter the perimeter of Chicago, Detroit, NYC, whatever.
Runway i honestly dont think Chicago is more dangerous, its just what i heard.
I've actually said it to people until I started thinking about death rates per capita instead of gross numbers.
I think thats what those stats are based off of. In anyway your a multi tour soldier and i'd rather believe your opinion than someone who's probably never been.
Any time I'm in a discussion involving numbers, I try to stay objective, because I know that my experiences are different from a lot of other servicemembers. I think I read that something like 15% of the servicemembers deployed are actually combat troops who go outside the wire, and the other 85% are support people. And while I'm sitting on my ass here in lovely Ft Huachuca, AZ surfing the internet for eight hours a day, 12-15 days a month as a desk sergeant, my 39 months in Iraq, 6 in Kuwait, and two in Egypt, all since 9/11, still puts me ahead of most in terms of time deployed. So things I have experienced have been based on more time spent outside the wire than most, so logically speaking, my experiences will include more close calls and bad days than a large number of servicemembers who have deployed. I have not, however, spent any time in Bronx (or is it The Bronx?), or Orange Mound in Memphis, or Cabrini-Green in Chicago. So objective stats, if you compare Memphis to Iraq, and the Orange Mound area to Iraq outside the wire, and compare all residents to all servicemembers, and police officers and gang members to combat troops, those stats may actually be correct.
Well i do know Memphis and NYC are some bad places to be at at night. The Bronx is ok in the day but at night you want to travel in a group of people, stay out of the shadows and side allys, and if you can, bring some sort of personal protection. Memphis is dangerous, day or night. I live 4 hrs away from Mempho (3hrs if the cops aint out) and i always take my dad's Glock 20 with me.
Hey you forgot South Central LA. You know the Liberal media and newspapers are NOT allowed to call it South Central LA anymore? Because that name has such a negative connotation, the people that live there will feel they are being singled out as a sub-standard quality of life people. Now they (media) are only allowed to say South LA. More Liberal Bullshit. Just like the "No child shall get left behind" bs. Lower the standard so all the disruptive gang members and drug dealers won't have lower self esteem issues.
I've never been to South Central and i dont plan on it.
I just don't want to compare it to Iraq, because some of the natives there (the Korean shop owners) actually have the balls to take up arms and protect themselves, while the Iraqi people are like so much liberal sheep, waiting to be given everything by the government. Gotta say, it does my heart good to see those old news clips of the Koreans standing on their roofs with rifles and shotguns, with intact stores, while the rest of the town burns because people relied on the cops.
Yes smart asses, the roads in Los Angeles were paved back then.
It used to be a nice area, Watts was not too bad but had to keep eyes open and foot close to gas pedal :<)
DC, I used to work with a guy the lived in Compton, and yes he was black. Great guy always laughing and telling funny stories. I used to give him a ride home once in awhile, his friends (all black) were all a great bunch of guys. We would sit out in front of the house during the summer and have a few beers. One day one of the guys asked me why I keep looking at my watch. I said, I need to be out of here before dark, or I won't make it home! They all laughed there asses off, but when the laughing was done they all agreed with me! It became the running joke. The white boy better get going the sun is almost gone!!
I am just dumb-founded with the whole "we are mad, so lets loot and burn our town" mentality. There were many people prosecuted for burning their own places to get the insurance money.
That is why the only people you see being "gangstas" are the retards.
These were pretty cool i guess, the whole bbl moved back on rails and cycled the cylinder..you can tell them because of the groves in the cylinder.. pretty much given to brit O's durring WWII and chambered in 455 and 38 super (i think) not positive on the chambering, but know they had two rounds chambered for it.. and think it was 6 in the big brit 45, and 8 in the 38 super.. anyway the movie was "maltese falcon" and humprey tells someone, "yeah i havent seen one in a long time" calls it by name, then screws up with the caliber.. think he said its a 6 shot 38, or 8 shot 45. something like that, that was wrong.. The neat thing is the gun is supposed to be super accurate.. So theres your history lesson for tonight.
greg So, I was right what do I win?
An all expense paid two nights (one in the morgue) in compton cali. For your intertainment you will be accompanied by runaway, and ebear..
Should be a special time Mike.. runner up is three nights with a big sign around your neck.. 100% honkey and proud
to come to America to work for land owners. Guess how far up the ladder they have progressed since then. They are still stone age people who have mastered driving cars, pimping women, selling drugs and shooting each other. Oh yeah, they also learned how to say motherf***er.
From the general group I allude to, I must exclude the former Secretary of State and a current Justice on the Supreme Court and a few hundred military and businessmen who keep their heads down and work hard
Sono34, I have heard (in person) how these people feel they have an entitlement to sponge off the government, and it really pisses me off. There isn't enough reporting when a kid from the inner city stays in school and makes something of himself, but, then again that means WORK. Never mind.
but neither them nor me had enough in common to want to socialize.
I take that back. My wife and I did socialize with one black family. Almost forgot, many years ago. He was a very black man that behaved white.
DC, that is exactly where I was going. I won't socialize with anyone that is perpetuating a stereotypical facade.
and by that group, I am assuming you're talking about blacks, on the same level as us. There are a huge percentage of blacks who have and continue to make this nation great. I know the stereotypical phrase is "I have lots of black friends", and that's not the phrase I use, because I don't have lots of friends at all. but I can say that I have trusted some black people with my life and have not been disappointed yet. While I do believe there is some sort of "work only hard enough to get by" mentality in their genes from the days of slavery, a HUGE part of the black population goes past that and acts as very valuable members of our society. I do not feel the same about muslims. While the number of decent citizens may be higher than that of potential terrorists and extremists, I don't think it's a huge majority. Muslims have not yet become an integral part of our national identity and I doubt they ever will.
I can guarantee we'll make it two nights and still come out on top even with the sign. I've learned a super-secret shooting technique that only combat-hardened veterans are privy to: I hold the gun straight up and down and use the sights. Revolutionary, huh? "Man, I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals". I watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid today.
Are you serious mike?
Sono34, serious about what?
Sono34 where did you go?
Sorry bout that mike... got distracted by the Alabama/Texas game.
Who won the game?
There is 47 seconds left and Bama's got the lead at 37-21
I thought Texas was supposed to win?
They were doin good till McCoy got knocked out in the 1st quarter.
NFL is going to be weird this weekend also
Why do you say that?
Two of the games are gonna be repeat contests from a week ago.
I'm rooting for San Diego!
lol... well im a gonna get offa here and hit the hay.... g' night
me too good night
an oppressed minority, it tells a story of one of the several minorities in our nation but the only ones that have failed to assimilate. In pre-European Africa there was no development of advanced society, very little in the way of permanent structures of even settlements. Those who have made the leap are, as I have often mentioned, valuable to our society. The large numbers who have failed or not tried are slugs, a burden on all of us.
runs, I agree, I have had a lot of friends over the years that were non-white. I don't care what color they are, if they are genuine, and down to earth. I am a simple guy and don't like drama and complicated selfish people. As far as, muslims, all I know is they (terrorists, however many there may be) are trying to kill Americans no matter what color they are. To them they are taught we are the bad guys, and yet we allow anyone to come to our country and share in the delight of what it is like to be Free, COMPLETELY FREE, religious and otherwise. You would think they would want to come here and enjoy life. There is more that I want to say but I need to go to bed, gotta get up early (0300) tomorrow.
This sounds sorta like the "some of my best friends" line. Knew a lot of military blacks, and those in the dept. were great. I actually feel sorry fot those older blacks who WERE discriminated against, and can imagine the embarrisment they feel with the current drop out rate (over 55%) and the incarceration rate, as well as the lack of black men taking responsibility for the kids theve fathered.. Sorry situation that will only get worse if the black moslems embrace radical Jihad.. Until we stop the pc nonsense, and admit the problem we have it's not going to go away.. Blacks have to decide to be americans first.. Sick and tired of hearing about the plight of the black man.. The chinese had it as bad if not worse.. they were considered less than human... Look where thier society is today.. ok.
Time for bed... now if i can only get that pic of zarommnsyse or what ever out of my mind..
Or do want more?
Now that what I call BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just did a show this last Friday about the Black Founding Fathers.
It was eye-opening, because I will bet most here have never
heard of most of them...I did not, except for Frederick Douglas,
but that was a different section. There was a black man on the
picture of Washington Crossing the Delaware. The story behind
him is of him being a double agent (spy) against the British. Some
of these stories were just fought over, to have them included in
the new school text books (Texas fight recently)
Man, that is the best line I have heard in awhile! (Drive by!! Outstanding!) I started out as a 19k (M-1) and Ill date myself and tell you that I was a member of the very first training cycle at Ft. Knox (1982!!!) when that weapon was first deployed. I love those machines!! rolling across the battle field, carrying the biggest gun and knowing you can fly at 70 mph (well, with the governor off at least) w/ a full rack of ammo is a really good feeling!!
When I cross trained out, I missed the power of the M1. Nothing else like it.
our boy 45 suffered thru this whole thread.. guessing its to late to tell him were normal now..
I miss old daisy.. Lew was having a hard time after moving.. didn't have a way of getting on easy.. Sure wish the old fart would show up from time to time..
have toy read his last post?