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Wake Up, Nimrods! Our Servicemen Being Dissed By Tsunami Relief Workers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1325291/posts ^ | 1/20/2005

Posted on 01/21/2005 2:30:28 PM PST by lowbridge

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My warship had been transformed into a floating hotel for a bunch of trifling do-gooders overnight.

As I went through the breakfast line, I overheard one of the U.N. strap-hangers, a longhaired guy with a beard, make a sarcastic comment to one of our food servers. He said something along the lines of “Nice china, really makes me feel special,” in reference to the fact that we were eating off of paper plates that day. It was all I could do to keep from jerking him off his feet and choking him, because I knew that the reason we were eating off paper plates was to save dishwashing water so that we would have more water to send ashore and save lives. That plus the fact that he had no business being there in the first place.

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As a result of having to host these people, our severely over-tasked SH-60 Seahawk helos, which were carrying tons of food and water every day to the most inaccessible places in and around Banda Aceh, are now used in great part to ferry these “relief workers” from place to place every day and bring them back to their guest bedrooms on the Lincoln at night. Despite their avowed dedication to helping the victims, these relief workers will not spend the night in-country, and have made us their guardians by default.

When our wardroom treasurer approached the leader of the relief group and asked him who was paying the mess bill for all the meals they ate, the fellow replied, “We aren’t paying, you can try to bill the U.N. if you want to.”

In addition to the relief workers, we routinely get tasked with hauling around reporters and various low-level “VIPs,” which further wastes valuable helo lift that could be used to carry supplies. We had to dedicate two helos and a C-2 cargo plane for America-hater Dan Rather and his entourage of door holders and briefcase carriers from CBS News. Another camera crew was from MTV. I doubt if we’ll get any good PR from them, since the cable channel is banned in Muslim countries. We also had to dedicate a helo and crew to fly around the vice mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., one day. Everyone wants in on the action.

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Our safety regulations state that if a pilot does not get a night carrier landing every seven days, he has to be re-qualified to land on the ship. Today we have pilots who have now been over 25 days without a trap due to being unable to use Indonesian airspace to train. Normally it is when we are at sea that our readiness is at its very peak. Thanks to the Indonesian government, we have to waive our own safety rules just to get our pilots off the deck.

In other words, the longer we stay here helping these people, the more dangerous it gets for us to operate. We have already lost one helicopter, which crashed in Banda Aceh while taking sailors ashore to unload supplies from the C-130s. There were no relief workers on that one.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: disasterrelief; sumatraquake; un; usn

1 posted on 01/21/2005 2:30:28 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
I overheard one of the U.N. strap-hangers, a longhaired guy with a beard, make a sarcastic comment to one of our food servers. He said something along the lines of “Nice china, really makes me feel special,” in reference to the fact that we were eating off of paper plates that day.

As if I needed yet another reason to hate hippies.

2 posted on 01/21/2005 2:32:19 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: lowbridge

I got this from an Ex-Navy guy 10 min ago.


3 posted on 01/21/2005 2:32:37 PM PST by cmsgop (Michael Jackson (No Child Left Behind) in Stores Soon..........)
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To: lowbridge

Did you expect anything more from the UN?


4 posted on 01/21/2005 2:34:46 PM PST by kika_chuck
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To: kika_chuck

Hey UN - F...K You!


5 posted on 01/21/2005 2:35:16 PM PST by KansasConservative1
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To: cmsgop

My blood is boiling.


6 posted on 01/21/2005 2:35:20 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: lowbridge
One entry found for Nimrod.
Main Entry: Nim·rod
Pronunciation: 'nim-"räd
Function: noun
Etymology: Hebrew NimrOdh
1 : a descendant of Ham represented in Genesis as a mighty hunter and a king of Shinar
2 not capitalized : HUNTER

7 posted on 01/21/2005 2:35:48 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: lowbridge

Dump the trash over the side...


8 posted on 01/21/2005 2:37:33 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The Left believes in everything about the First Amendment....except what it actually says!)
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To: lowbridge
He said something along the lines of “Nice china, really makes me feel special,”

Dude needs to be pitched overboard.

9 posted on 01/21/2005 2:37:53 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: EternalVigilance

SMTA


10 posted on 01/21/2005 2:38:11 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tarpaulin
2 not capitalized : HUNTER

Shhhhhhh...be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting UN hippies.

11 posted on 01/21/2005 2:38:13 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: ArrogantBustard

Like I said...


12 posted on 01/21/2005 2:38:41 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The Left believes in everything about the First Amendment....except what it actually says!)
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To: lowbridge

Pull the military out. Let the ungrateful civilians sleep with the natives.


13 posted on 01/21/2005 2:39:32 PM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: ArrogantBustard
Dude needs to be pitched overboard.

Whats wrong with the steam powered catapult?

"Pull!"

14 posted on 01/21/2005 2:39:49 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Tarpaulin

Nimrod was a mighty hunter against God.


15 posted on 01/21/2005 2:40:09 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (UGA won! The SEC kicks the nation's butt in football.)
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To: dead

16 posted on 01/21/2005 2:41:39 PM PST by CyberCowboy777 (You may remember me from such threads as "Christmas in Cambodia" & "Crying Game: The Gore Story")
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To: lowbridge

oooh my blood is bloiling!! these people the same that were calling us stingy!! omfg I am so pissed off! I pray to God that this joke of a UN comes to an end of its own doing. The more I read the more I realize there is no UN. It's a crack pipe dream. The sole watcher and guardian of human rights and freedom all over the world is us, The good ol' United States of America.. and the world hates for that.


17 posted on 01/21/2005 2:41:47 PM PST by Cinnamon
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To: lowbridge
As I went through the breakfast line, I overheard one of the U.N. strap-hangers, a longhaired guy with a beard, make a sarcastic comment to one of our food servers. He said something along the lines of “Nice china, really makes me feel special,” in reference to the fact that we were eating off of paper plates that day.........

Get US Out of the UN Now!


18 posted on 01/21/2005 2:42:27 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: lowbridge
“We aren’t paying, you can try to bill the U.N. if you want to.”

The cry of the Left. "we aren't paying."

I am not giving a nickel to this crap.

19 posted on 01/21/2005 2:42:50 PM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: lowbridge

launch him with the cat, then shoot him with the Phalanx.


20 posted on 01/21/2005 2:44:08 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SeeRushToldU_So
No, he was "a mighty hunter before the LORD/ Therefore it is said, like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD." Genesis 10:9
21 posted on 01/21/2005 2:44:47 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: lowbridge
In addition to the relief workers, we routinely get tasked with hauling around reporters and various low-level “VIPs,” which further wastes valuable helo lift that could be used to carry supplies. We had to dedicate two helos and a C-2 cargo plane for America-hater Dan Rather and his entourage of door holders and briefcase carriers from CBS News...

Bunch of good-for-nothing prissy prima donnas.

WHY are WE helping anti-America POS Rather do anything other than tossing his fraudulant @ss overboard?

22 posted on 01/21/2005 2:44:51 PM PST by Liberator
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To: lowbridge
What a bloody bunch of ingrates.

The sooner we get rid of the stinkin' U.N. the better off we'll be.

23 posted on 01/21/2005 2:45:40 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: lowbridge

I guess the UN was looking for kickbacks and didn't get any. Next try, extortion through lip.

Gad, I can't stand the UN. The idea that our tax dollars pay for these cretins is more than I can bear.

You'd think the guy would understand that bad mouthing the US on a carrier full of our military isn't a smart move, but I had already deduced that he wasn't the sharpest card in the deck.


24 posted on 01/21/2005 2:46:29 PM PST by Middle-O-Road (In favor of blowing all terrorists to China, via other hotter places where they'll linger a while.)
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To: lowbridge

This really makes me angry.

I want to send this to the CEO of my company and his jerk of an administrator. When I wrote to ask if they were doing anything for our troops since they seem to be going overboard to tell me how to donate my own money, they said "No, we are not." So, I'm choosing to tell them to "stick it" in my own little ways.

Now this just backs up how jerky the people at the UN really are. Maybe this note should be forwarded to President Bush at the Whitehouse.


25 posted on 01/21/2005 2:48:05 PM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: lowbridge

Mail this to FOX. It should be a class A-1 embarrassment to the jackanape who dissed the service.

It should also be a reminder to the UN as to just who exactly is footing the bill for their mismanagement.


26 posted on 01/21/2005 2:50:32 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: dead
We had to dedicate two helos and a C-2 cargo plane for America-hater Dan Rather and his entourage of door holders and briefcase carriers from CBS News. Another camera crew was from MTV. I doubt if we’ll get any good PR from them,

Someone call the Fraud Waste and Abuse hotline.

27 posted on 01/21/2005 2:52:04 PM PST by demlosers
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To: lowbridge
Site Meter
hmmmm....
28 posted on 01/21/2005 3:01:22 PM PST by KMC1
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To: demlosers

we should deduct his food and transportation costs from our "dues" we give to the "UN"


29 posted on 01/21/2005 3:10:34 PM PST by bullfeather (illegitimate non carborundum)
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To: bullfeather

Good idea. Garnish the UN's dues.


30 posted on 01/21/2005 3:15:28 PM PST by demlosers
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To: Volunteer
“We aren’t paying, you can try to bill the U.N. if you want to.”

Then you're not eating!!

31 posted on 01/21/2005 3:35:34 PM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: lowbridge

My dear old mother used to say,"Give me the man who does well, but Lord please spare me the man who does good."


32 posted on 01/21/2005 3:38:43 PM PST by AntiBurr ("I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against ...Tyranny over the mind of Man.)
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To: lowbridge
When our wardroom treasurer approached the leader of the relief group and asked him who was paying the mess bill for all the meals they ate, the fellow replied, “We aren’t paying, you can try to bill the U.N. if you want to.”

Arrogant presumptuous bastards! Must be "old Europeans".

At that point I would have put him and his fellow parasites on on last helicopter trip to deepest Aceh province...

33 posted on 01/21/2005 3:40:10 PM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen, ignorance and stupidity.)
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To: lowbridge; All
My son was stattioned on the Lincoln on it's previous tour of duty ("Mission Accomplished!"), he still is in touch with some of the guys on the Lincoln. When I saw this, I asked him to send it to one of his friends and here is the response he received (edited just to protect the identity of the writer):

yeah, maybe we all felt a little bit pissed at the cocky UN people, but we were all damn proud to be there, and to do what we were doing. this was a real guy, I should know, I helped (deleted) . hehehehe, (deleted) has it's perks!

so, yeah, he is a LT, and who else but somebody who's ego would be totally bruised by this because it made him totally worthless- none other than a stick jockey, yeah, some pilots are cool, but some of them are total fuckin tools, and this guy was one of them, yeah (deleted track him down, and he had alot to say about it, and I (deleted), but he is done now, guess what his little tantrum got him? yeah, an early trip back to Lemoore. he's been "grounded" funny huh!

So the story is true.

34 posted on 02/05/2005 11:11:55 AM PST by Michael.SF. ("One day Pilgrim, there will be a knock on the door...." - Paul Lazarro)
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