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Posts by Manly Warrior

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  • Erika Lopez, first Tenn. woman to enlist for combat role, goes AWOL from Army (now deserter)

    02/04/2016 1:31:18 PM PST · 89 of 103
    Manly Warrior to WilliamIII

    As a traditional Christian man, I agree with the call to register every female from 18-45, as every man must. Then, all of the men and women of faith and reason who oppose it must defy the order and make it a national issue.

    Otherwise, it is a mess that cannot be fixed- we do not need women in the military let alone combat arms. That said, I have a daughter in the USAF and she knows my position.

    As a career retired Army type ( enlisted INF and commissioned Eng), I can attest to the extreme lost days by females of every rank and grade in units I have been assigned to. Female trouble, emotional issues, child care issues, higher rates of injury compared to men- basically I needed to deploy with 3 females for every one assigned IOT have one complete the mission-while requiring excessively more man hours spent processing, transporting and replacing said females.

    There is an army study somewhere that approaches this cost factor in similar methodology. Having to have 20-30% more personnel on the rolls to complete the same number of man hours of effort is silly, PC and stupid.

    Can women fill non-combat roles in the Army and Marines? What is a non-combat role? A clerk typist in the Army can be assigned to a company- any company- I expect those truck driving females in IRQ c. 2003 thought they would not be shooting to save their lives. And, the outcome was decisive-they lost.

    Females are too valuable to expend in combat except in case of direct and over-whelming ground attack of our homeland-non where lese should females deploy, and by extension, none should be in deployable units. Sorry if I offend any serving ladies, but then if you were a male, you wouldn’t get offended, I think.

  • UConn building 'black-only' living space to promote scholarship

    02/02/2016 7:11:57 PM PST · 36 of 57
    Manly Warrior to Olog-hai

    I thought that separate/equal was a no go? If I was 35 years younger, I might apply to UConn and demand residence in the (segregated) black only dorm- just to be denied and then (financially) ruin it via a tremendous lawsuit.....

    Anyways,

  • Russian air strikes are targeting CIVILIAN oil tankers and allowing ISIS (truncated)

    02/02/2016 8:01:33 AM PST · 4 of 18
    Manly Warrior to BeadCounter

    We didn’t destroy oil infrastructure in IRQ, but we did target delivery outlets- to strangle the IRQ army and degrade their mobility. If RUs has some collusion going on with Assad ( of course right) keeping SYR/IRQ oil facilities intact is in their future interests. Strangling the trans capability and by extension the revenue end is a wise strategy. Recovery later for both gov and civ concerns is expedited by protecting infrastructure, we do the same.

  • Rules for Older Shooters: Understand That Things Change During Your Golden Years

    01/30/2016 11:56:21 AM PST · 27 of 36
    Manly Warrior to rktman

    As we age, our eyes often are the first subsystem to make it harder to shoot well.

    Presbyopia ( stiffening of the lens) makes it difficult to acquire a good front sight focus and a good target at the same tie ( actually, we never really could see both at the same time but when our lens were young, they changed focus quickly giving us the appearance of seeing both front sight and target clearly simultaneously).

    Our distance script give us a good target but poor or sometimes nonexistent front sight, and our near script ( in the bottom of our spectacle lens) gives us a good front sight but fuzzy or in some cases, non existent target.

    What to do?

    LASER? Micro red dot mounted on the slide or frame?

    Will your carry gun still holster? Can you activate and acquire a sight picture/target quickly with your new technology?

    How’s about a set of spectacles that allows both? A set of lenses of which your sighting eye lens is cut for arms length times 2 (hyper focal length) and the off side lens cut for distance?

    Now a days you can get a cheap pair of poly spectacles at a discount optical company with such lenses for under $100.

    Try it. If you simply add .5 diopter to your shooting eye lens, you may find a solution- a great front sight and a good target-the brain can merge the two images quite well.

    Some shooters have special lenses cut with dedicated script as above in the upper portion of their shooting eye lens, and a normal distance/bifocal in the off eye side.

  • US Marine vet sues high school, claiming daughter was all but forced to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 7:45:10 AM PST · 23 of 72
    Manly Warrior to Mouton

    As long as we parents/property owners are w/o recourse but to pay tuition err... I mean taxes that support public education that has little to no accountability to the tax payers, it is best to suffer the costs of private or home school education.

    We did. It cost us about twice as much as the parents next door who sent their off spring to the public domain. They were worth it.

  • Air Force Allows CCW On or Off Duty

    01/29/2016 5:14:05 PM PST · 17 of 17
    Manly Warrior to glennaro

    The only DOD non police personnel who will be authorized to carry on base/post on or off duty will be MPI,CId, NCIS AFI etc. The general trooper airman or swabby will never be so authorized-even if they are warriors.

  • American reported killed while walking on Caribbean beach with her husband

    01/25/2016 2:14:24 PM PST · 25 of 81
    Manly Warrior to ConservativeStatement

    I have pretty much decided that nless the place I am interested in recognizes my right to self-defence-meaning bearing of arms either openly carried or concealed ( preferred) I won’t go.

    Now, many folks criticize my position, and that is fine, but it isn’t because I am afraid of crime, it is just that I am not very tolerant of it. Leftists can imbue the desire into their followers minds that the state will protect, but not me. Been there, done that, don’t need another bloody T shirt.

    Yes, my stance means that I won’t likely frequent places even here in the US.

    The last thing this poor woman had going through her mind may have been something like “why did this man run me through?” Tough answer is “because he could-with impunity”.

    My sympathies to the husband& family

  • Rapid Erosion Supports Creation Model

    01/25/2016 12:24:58 PM PST · 56 of 94
    Manly Warrior to fishtank

    Mass wasting- the geologic term for erosion on a grand scale is a simple function of time, erosive agent, and eroded material.

    If you have enough erosive agent, time is reduced dramatically ( exponentially actually, based on a the additive effect of erosive agent plus eroded material aggregating the erosive effect).

    Imagine an enormous rain storm that dumps millions of billion of tons on water on the earths surface, and begins flowing downhill- imagine rocks, clasts, clods and fine mixed in that rushing abrasive mix moving at perhaps a hundred miles per hour for months- no imagine the Rockies 5000 feet higher than they are now, can you see the cannular and laminar sheeting flow cutting through hundreds of feet of material in a short period? Okay, back off the volume by a function of a million, add a function of millenia.... Which one is plausible? Both/either?

    Problem is, man wasn’t there to see it happen, so the only answer science now has to offer is the one that denies what is written in most cultures antiquity history- a great flood of immense ( biblical) proportions, because otherwise they would have to acknowledge a Creator, and be liable to Him.

    Yes, I accept a young earth history and a First Person Cause. His name is Jesus! He and the Father are One- “I am that I am”.

  • Natural Born Citizens and the Presidency: Is a citizen at birth considered natural born?

    01/22/2016 8:52:36 AM PST · 52 of 179
    Manly Warrior to SeekAndFind

    2, 3 &4 plus outside of the US or its possession if on official duty as in state or mil.....

    So many of our recent and current candidates fail here.

    Why can’t we find a plain basis “born in the US of US parents” kinda guy or gal....

    Gosh, there are only about 290 million of US to sort through.

  • A quick reminder on 'peak oil' (Another doomsday prediction that was proven wrong)

    01/21/2016 7:20:25 AM PST · 15 of 34
    Manly Warrior to doldrumsforgop

    PETROLEUM OR ROCK OIL, GET IT? GOT IT.

  • New prayer rules at Ariens leave dozens of Muslims unemployed (Green Bay, WI)

    01/17/2016 11:09:28 AM PST · 14 of 67
    Manly Warrior to RaginRak

    As a Jesus follower ( aka Christian), I am exhorted to “pray w/o ceasing” and to “give thanks always”, so I can live my faith w/o making a show of falling down eastward and praying to a meteorite/stone....

    I smile a lot too!

  • Ted Cruz is not eligible to become president

    01/16/2016 4:50:23 PM PST · 142 of 226
    Manly Warrior to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Since nobody had standing to confront the issue of NBC over Obama in any court, neither will anyone who questions Cruz- ya think?

    Personally, as I stated last year- NBC requires more than citizenship- more like two parents who are citizens and born in the US or on official US business elsewhere ( as in McCain etc).

    I notice that nowadays the proprietor isn’t threatening to can any one wo voices any question over Cruz’ NBC status. Hmm.

    All that said, out of the bunch of RINOs etc running, I like Cruz’ position and person best.... and I would vote for him over Trump in the MO Primary.

  • Michigan Legislature Unanimously Passes Criminal Intent Reform

    01/11/2016 6:15:30 PM PST · 10 of 10
    Manly Warrior to jonno

    No, the term mens rea simply means that the person in question had a criminal intent. Used to be that a specific level of intent to break a law, harm someone etc was required to convict a person of a crime,

    IOW, if I shoot someone with the intent ot kill him for nefarious reasons, I am committing a crime, on the other hand, if I shoot someone accidentally, because he is hiding behind my target and I do not know it and have no intent to harm, I have no mens rea- criminal intent. Similarly, if I shoot someone in self defense and have no liability for the attack ( I didn’t start it etc) I have committed no crime.

    Too many laws and statute and even criminal processes take no account for state of intent or mind in the components required for a conviction- simply breaking a law is a crime- like killing someone- you are guilty regardless of the your intent-even if it was a completely unintended accident or a deliberate act of self defense, but not a criminal homicide of any type.

    Think of a guy that picks up a bag on the sidewalk, looks into it and determines it to be the proceeds from a bank robbery- he then possesses it until the cops he called arrive and is immediately arrested for bank robbery or possession of stolen property. Silly huh? No mens rea, no crime, even though possessing the money in almost any other circumstances would be criminal.

    This is a good change for all otherwise law-abiding folks.

  • Off-duty special agent points gun at a man during road rage incident in Virginia Beach

    01/01/2016 8:30:58 AM PST · 45 of 45
    Manly Warrior to old curmudgeon

    Gosh, you read a whole bunch into my few lines.

    Yes, I drive carefully, usually a few MPH lower than the posted max on interstates, that is why there is a passing lane. In heavy traffic ( which I avoid by timing my journeys as much as is reasonable) I drive with the flow, as long as it is not exceeding the posted limit.

    As for the time to travel from A to B- hurry if you want, that is your business.

    I plan ahead, my wife trusts my judgement (driving since 1975, one speeding ticket, one FTY, no vehicle accidents, all more than 20 years ago, so I must be doing something right).

    I have checked my speedometer, (and if all speedos are in accurate, who is to say what to anyone else?) so no worries. AFA being a rude driver by being slower than the max, pass me (on a safe lawful stretch) otherwise, be late, but don’t tailgate me- I have a cell phone and know how to dial it! (smiley)

    Your “guy behind me example” is a vacuous argument, he could be in front of me or pass to continue on at HIS preferred (safe, I hope) manner.

    Remember, each driver is indeed the owner of his piece of roadway, respect it.

    BTW, I get a few MPG more at 67 than 72, a mere 5mph....

    With the Motorhome and the dingy in tow, I follow the law, and manufacturer’s guidance, normally 80%-90% of the posted speed limit, varying by state.

    Remember, driving is more dangerous than the rest of the top 10 normal activities in the US. Be safe, have fun, arrive alive.

    Happy New Year!

  • Off-duty special agent points gun at a man during road rage incident in Virginia Beach

    12/31/2015 12:15:43 PM PST · 24 of 45
    Manly Warrior to CAluvdubya

    Gotta inform you friend, the speed LIMIT is the upper edge.

    Yeah, I am that guy driving a few ticks below the max posted- speed kills. If you find yourself behind me on a lonely road with no passing zones, and you are late you shoulda left two minutes earlier!

    As a matter of fact, I do own the road (the part I am on).

  • Here’s a Ranking of the Most ‘Heavily Armed’ States in the US

    12/31/2015 8:25:34 AM PST · 7 of 41
    Manly Warrior to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Yes, these are registered weapons, not basic firearms that one buys across the counter with a NICS check. These require Chief Law Enforcement Officer approval ( County Sherriff, City PD, Chief) and a tax stamp with application approved before transfer to the individual occurs.

    There should in fact be no record of who in what state purchases what non-registered/National Firearms Act (of 1934) items like rifles pistol and shotguns.

  • Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future?

    12/20/2015 2:31:46 PM PST · 8 of 39
    Manly Warrior to Lurkina.n.Learnin

    Once again, the bottom line is omitted. Refining these wonder fuels requires, well, energy- usually more energy inputs than resultant outputs (excluding fusion reactions, but that is another story- and a relatively uncontrollable power source unless aboard a ship or at a nuke generating plant).

    “Using primary energy sources” is the key to the whole illusion. Just as ethanol, wind, solar etc- all require copious amounts of “primary energy” ( read petroleum) to get an out put- always less than the inputs.

    Perhaps useful for space travel, missile engines etc but not for common personal use.

  • Is my salvation in Christ secure, or can I lose my salvation? (Ecumenical)

    12/16/2015 3:07:12 AM PST · 7 of 250
    Manly Warrior to metmom

    If you were/are responsible for your salvation, then it is of works of man, if Christ is responsible for your salvation, then you are secure-the question would be “would Christ throw me back into a lost condition?” Answer this and you have the answer.

    Some say “if we sin, we can lose salvation”- I must reply “IF we sin?” Of course we sin. That is the human (saved or unsaved) condition. Who will save me from this condition? Thank God for Christ, who saved me (once and for all) from this body of death and gives me the gift of new life, and the grace to walk therein.

    Read Romans.

  • Plug bullet wounds in 20 seconds with this FDA-approved syringe

    12/09/2015 8:26:24 AM PST · 9 of 42
    Manly Warrior to Daffynition

    We used to carry tampons along with our field dressing- the tampon would be inserted into a bullet wound, then the dressing- now, there are clotting agents and synthetic sponge materials that would plug and clot the major bleeding. Good deal if you can reach the wounds and quickly apply. Could save your life-or that of another.

  • Contained: Foreign Fighters Flocking to Iraq and Syria For ISIS Have Doubled

    12/08/2015 8:19:57 AM PST · 7 of 12
    Manly Warrior to Kaslin

    Strategically, getting your enemy into a center of gravity. a geopolitical kill box if you will, makes it easier to neutralize them. OIF turned out to be an example- NW IRQ was a target rich environment for the coalition. lots of foreign fighters in the end result. Now, maybe we will be able to reduce 10-20k more if we handle it correctly. Better there than here or EUR. Too bad the people of N IRQ have to bear the results.

  • Handgun Ammunition Stopping Power

    11/27/2015 5:05:53 PM PST · 46 of 67
    Manly Warrior to Lurker

    The only bullet that can be expected to stop anything is the one that hits.....

    If a 22 LR is all one can accurately shoot under stress but a 454 casull is on your waist, you are carrying the wrong weapon.....

    That said, I prefer to practice and carry a handgun that has a caliber that begins with a “.4....”.

    Regards

  • Goldman eyes $20 oil as glut overwhelms storage sites

    11/20/2015 5:26:03 AM PST · 9 of 26
    Manly Warrior to Repeal The 17th

    Notice how the fund generation of oil has decreased by some 60-70% since last year, notice how that affects certain oil producers that we would prefer to be cash poor at this time. (not saying our fedgov is control of that, it is not, but it does lessen the buying/operating power of certain nations). Net exporters/oil focused producers like Me, Asian and NE European folks mainly- on the other hand, the US has become significantly more oil independent and the over supply of oil in our storage capacity is a good thing strategically... I do feel for my friends in the oil patches, the ride was good for a few years, tightening up now, and our economy has the fuel it needs for production cost effectiveness, equating to either higher profits and or lower costs to both the industrial base and the consumer. As always, it is cyclic.

  • Weapons stolen from an Army base

    11/16/2015 9:40:44 AM PST · 14 of 24
    Manly Warrior to Kartographer

    Army Arms vaults are hard wired and linked via internet and land line to a central monitoring center as well as local and state LE departments. They are not a rack in a closet. Opening such a vault requires several protocols executed in a timely manner and the walls, floors and roofs of such vaults are reinforced concrete plus other materials, embedded with anti-intrusion sensors. Motion sensors inside, camera outside etc. This was either a well executed outside job or an inside job. Time was of the essence.

    The common individual arms for USAR units are M9 pistils, M16A2 or A4 rifles, M4 carbines, plus crew served light and medium machine guns such as the M249 and M 240B. Night vision devices, optics for M16/M4s and crew served, plus all sorts of sensitive communication-security devices.

    This is a big deal.

  • Over A Thousand Years Ago, The Sun Exploded — And Changed Life On Earth Forever

    11/16/2015 7:59:40 AM PST · 14 of 35
    Manly Warrior to blam

    It seems that ever since Darwin postulated that evolution occurred etc by using “let’s assume” over 100 times to get to that theory, that scientific method has died. Now, everyone simply reduces the unknowns by using “let’s assume” simplifications.

    Example- why do tyrannosaur fossils have sharp teeth? Because they ate flesh.... No facts in evidence, and science, like jurisprudence, must base facts on evidence, not appearance, anecdotals or similarity.

    We are returning to the dark ages, alchemy and astrology are the new sciences.

  • Who is legally a Veteran?

    11/14/2015 8:39:43 AM PST · 31 of 38
    Manly Warrior to Oldpuppymax

    I politely but firmly disagree. Not all who wore a uniform should be considered the same as those who served on AD and in harms way.

    Don’t get me wrong, I respect all who served in all capacities- the spear has a long many faceted handle and a wide point that requires many to make it work.

    Stratification based on status IS a reasonable method of providing recognition and benefits. Many who spent years or even decades in the reserve components got paid ofr their service via base pay, education, etc whether or not they were deployed in harm’s way. Those who spent even just a few years on AD, again in harms way or not, had a different quality of sacrifice.
    , and along with that a different method of recogniction/remuneration for that risk.

    As a guy that spent 23 + years on AD, seven combat deployments and untold dozens of other type depolyments, I think I have the crendentials to make a statement.

    Sure, I served with RC folks who came and went in some of the same “exercises, all on ADT, not AD. They may or may not have served for the requisite time to be granted full “veteran” status, but that was and is up to them in some degree. Having served in RC units ( as and AD officer) I can attest that RC folks are some of the best we have in uniform- and I vigorously encouraged those that stood out to me to cosdier AD-some did, some did not, some came from AD and had no desire to return due to other pursuits, family, career etc- good on them.

    On the other hand, I saw many who were happy to transfer to other units of lessor priority when things heated up, one major in particular stood out- he swapped to a non FSP unit when 9/11 occurred- he vociferously advised his cronies to do the same -to avoid having to “do it for real”. I really wanted to kick the crap out of him, but being the professional I was, I simply let him take those who would not be of real value to other units, the unit I was in deployed to IRQ in 2005 and did well-w/o those malingering turds that liked the extra man-days and UTAs that a FSP1A unit was programmed for.

    Like everything else in life, there is stratification and that is good. This flood gate change is not a good thing for our veterans.

    Best’

  • 'He had far greater intentions to do damage': Police reveal twisted college freshman

    11/06/2015 5:01:44 AM PST · 19 of 40
    Manly Warrior to 762X51

    Petroleum jelly and jellied petroleum are two different animals, the former is flammable but rather harmless beauty aid, the latter is an improvised explosive/flame weapon. think napalm....

  • Liberals harass St Louis Open Carry Advocate (Video)

    11/02/2015 1:32:04 PM PST · 14 of 23
    Manly Warrior to BB62

    I carried a the STL Zoo several times, once in 2015-with my grand daughters. Yes, it is posted, no it is not a crime to carry even though posted- MO law is clear, unless it is one of several “prohibited places” any lawful CC who so does in the face of a posted sign is simply choosing what they believe is the best COA. If a CC is “discovered” in a posted premises, they can leave or if they refuse and the cops are summoned, they can be escorted out and given a citation ($100 minor non-traffic). Open carry- meh, not a way to protect oneself, and I know there is debate, but we are in society, not a war zone ( well, with caveats I suppose, but inner city locales are not for me for any reason.).

    I will return to the zoo and carry-concealed for my family’s safety, but I won’t go out of my way to create a disturbance, I carry to use only in the gravest of extremes, not to make any kind of statement whatsoever. I leave that to my pen and ink.

  • Why The Military Is Moving On From The M16

    11/01/2015 10:52:17 AM PST · 21 of 53
    Manly Warrior to Charles Martel

    Hmm. I have carried A1, A2, A4 and M4/M4A1, as well as a few boutique models.

    My choice would be the A4 plus a good adj stock set up. Keep the ballistics of the 20 inch bbl, get the flexibility of the adj stock and enjoy better performance with better new ammo ( SOST or 855A1).

    The Canadians saw this and now use the C7A1-exactly what I described above.

    For those who want a larger caliber-okay. but with modern bullet and propellant design, the 556x45 is quite capable nowadays (however, 55 grn ball from a 20” bbl, is still quite a good performer against soft tissue at mid range).

    A 6mm or maybe a 6.5 mm in the AR15 platform could be a good upgrade-the 6mm Hagar or 240 Tomahawk pushes 105 grn match bullet at nearly 2900 fs from a 20inch bbl.

    Remember, as my tagline states, -no free lunches for the dogs of war.....

  • Help with my essay on the "right to revolution"?

    10/25/2015 2:36:00 PM PDT · 93 of 101
    Manly Warrior to Politicalkiddo

    Robert Filmer and Thomas Hobbes

  • Life on Earth likely started 4.1 billion years ago (shortened title)

    10/19/2015 5:20:51 PM PDT · 32 of 84
    Manly Warrior to JimSEA

    Pretty soon scientists will be stating that life began very shortly after it was created- say, maybe the third day after?

  • Police: Pastor Shoots, Kills Man Inside Church In Detroit

    10/19/2015 5:11:14 AM PDT · 20 of 69
    Manly Warrior to dangus

    Huh?

    Ability, Opportunity and Intent, the three foundational criteria of a lethal force encounter were met. Shoot to stop. I am certain the Reverend did not have equal-force brick handy, but then again, my Glock kinda looks like a brick too. Countervailing force was the problem solver in that house of worship.

    Maybe some would consider an attack by a man armed with a brick to be a lessor threat, but not one willing to be killed or maimed by it....Perhaps too many folks take “Walker, Texas Ranger” TV too seriously.

  • Can the United States Defeat the Combined Military Power of Russia and China?

    10/12/2015 12:48:31 PM PDT · 62 of 110
    Manly Warrior to who knows what evil?

    Overseas, perhaps. At home? I doubt it.

    Off shore, we can project 8 of 10 carrier groups worth of sea power and a 4 division Marine Corps capable of mid-length self-sustenance at any given time. 8-or 10 un committed Divisions worth of active Army and regen ready NG Combat Divs, with an Air Force capable of moving 3 or so at a time, virtually anywhere in the world. Strat and Tac Air forces of which the world drools over-okay, minus the F35(?) squads.

    At home, everything military uncommitted, dozens of federal and state armed organization (LE) here plus an unorganized militia self armed to the tune of 300 million arms, and perhaps 40 million men not committed to critical infrastructure and production.....

    Of course, first we would have to quell the unrest in the streets from anarchists awaiting such an event, so figure 5 million more men committed to deputization to do so....

    What other nation can arm most of the rest of the world’s armies from our gun cabinets and pick up truck racks and are rather well suited to the use thereof? None. Rural America in reality rules, just not obviously nor politically.

    The scariest question is indeed, do we as a nation, have the will to so do? Nagging question.

  • Revoke the Second Amendment (barf alert)

    10/12/2015 5:50:56 AM PDT · 27 of 65
    Manly Warrior to rellimpank

    According to Hobbes,

    Not All Rights Are Alienable
    Whensoever a man Transferreth his Right, or Renounceth it; it is either in consideration of some Right reciprocally transferred to himselfe; or for some other good he hopeth for thereby. For it is a voluntary act: and of the voluntary acts of every man, the object is some Good To Himselfe. And therefore there be some Rights, which no man can be understood by any words, or other signes, to have abandoned, or transferred. As first a man cannot lay down the right of resisting them, that assault him by force, to take away his life; because he cannot be understood to ayme thereby, at any Good to himselfe. The same may be sayd of Wounds, and Chayns, and Imprisonment; both because there is no benefit consequent to such patience; as there is to the patience of suffering another to be wounded, or imprisoned: as also because a man cannot tell, when he seeth men proceed against him by violence, whether they intend his death or not. And lastly the motive, and end for which this renouncing, and transferring or Right is introduced, is nothing else but the security of a mans person, in his life, and in the means of so preserving life, as not to be weary of it. And therefore if a man by words, or other signes, seem to despoyle himselfe of the End, for which those signes were intended; he is not to be understood as if he meant it, or that it was his will; but that he was ignorant of how such words and actions were to be interpreted.

  • After this decision by the U.S. Army, NO ONE should enlist

    09/27/2015 5:44:19 PM PDT · 61 of 77
    Manly Warrior to Alberta's Child

    1. Not sure what destructive social engineering other than the current debacle... I am not familiar with anything akin to what is transpiring now. A solid congress and a conservative president can, as it is only policy, not law that makes open sodomites acceptable.

    2. Agreed, and that is why the congress must appropriate funds every two years to fund the Army. No funds, no Army, the founders kinda thought of that issue. The standing army you are referring to is commonly called “law enforcement” today.... Posse comitatus laws still preclude the enforcement of civil law by regular Army forces, excepting rebellion and insurrection per the constitution.... Since you are not in the military nor a veteran you neither have experience nor intention so your “if I were to enlist” is pure conjecture and irrelevant posturing.

    Finally, all of these issues stem from a weak congress- the result of a weak constituency across the board. At least Trump and maybe Cruz have the electorate interested in change....

    Regards;

  • After this decision by the U.S. Army, NO ONE should enlist

    09/27/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT · 36 of 77
    Manly Warrior to Alberta's Child

    The US military does nothing on it own, so clearly the problem lies with the administration ( as always). Change the admin- change the way the federal government in total operates, that simple. Don’t become a hopeless hater because the current admins have knocked over the bucket.

    Yet, I too agree that there eventually comes a breaking point; a deliberate reading of the founding documents establishes clearly the right of the people to determine things when the prior means established have failed, but that is a very serious issue. We all (either tacitly or implicitly) swear allegiance to the US Constitution, never an officer of any branch of the government.

  • After this decision by the U.S. Army, NO ONE should enlist

    09/27/2015 2:03:46 PM PDT · 28 of 77
    Manly Warrior to Alberta's Child

    respectfully disagree. never will influence change from the outside, salt and light. the republic is dead if we say it is and allow it to die by our inaction and non-participation.

    as a man stil associated with the army on a daily basis, I can tell you t he rank and file of enlisted, NCO and officer do not agree with the policies in place, and they remain the thin gray line holding back the brutal flood of political correctness.

    never a better time to be counted for something than simply complain while doing nothing.

  • University of Missouri Professor Sues Over Gun Prohibition on Campus

    09/21/2015 12:08:45 PM PDT · 7 of 11
    Manly Warrior to gopno1

    Unfortunately, I think he will lose the suit. MO statute already provides relief for those who wish to carry on campus and in many of the other 12 restricted places- in the case of churches, schools and colleges, permission from the administration/executive can be secured to carry concealed ( and I suppose, openly now that a CC permit enables the bearer to carry openly anywhere other than the usual restricted places).

    Since relief is available, the first court to hear it will likely say no joy to you (all). Ask and you can/may receive.....

    But, maybe the first judge that hears it will be a conservative minded fellow too.

  • Does the Constitution Clause in the Enlistment Oath Predominate the Orders Clause?

    09/21/2015 4:52:14 AM PDT · 37 of 42
    Manly Warrior to conservativeimage.com

    Both oaths require conscious effort/thought when it comes to deciding how to react to a conflict. First off, an unlawful order is not the same as a bad order. Let me explain- Officer says “ go take care of those prisoners” possibly an unlawful order, “Go take that hill” after three tries have already cost the lives of 100 men-probably a bad order.

    Questioning the first is the proper action- “sir, do you mean you want us to go and shoot those prisoners?”
    of course bot, I want you to protect them, secure then a nd move them to the rear you idiot”. The second example- “sir, maybe we ought to call for air to soften it up while we figure out what the best course of action is”.

    If a president said for the US military to go round up congress and escort the out of the capitol so he could consolidate all power to himself- all officers and enlisted personnel should refuse, contact the congress and judiciary and perhaps even secure the usurper in place while the other branches could be alerted to the situation, but no officer or enlisted should decide for himself to act on what they perceive to be “illegal” and attempt to “arrest’ said potus. They may indeed act on their own conscience and refuse to participate by resignation, or request to relief via channels while alerting others to the issues. It is up to congress and the judiciary to impeach/convict/remove the chief exec per the constitution not the military. The military may indeed be ordered by the congress to act ( as it is supposed to be done)in enforcing its acts however-as the congress is the posse comitatus in this context-elected representatives, not a chief executive.

    I have questioned several orders in my 24 year stint in the Army, enlisted and commissioned-never refused, but indeed in effect said “WTF (whoa there fellow) tell me again precisely what you want done?”

    Anyways, free men never give up the right of conscience.

  • The theory of parallel universes is not just maths it is science that can be tested

    09/11/2015 11:30:44 AM PDT · 13 of 93
    Manly Warrior to SeekAndFind

    Hmmm. I think therefore I am, but in regard to
    “multiverse” thought, if the idea “may or may not be true” is a correct statement, then it is not testable in science-after all, the test results may or may not be true...

    See where the theory of relativity in rationalization of silly ideas leads? Liberals (leftists, not true liberals) reside in that reality ( which in reality, is null).

    Indeed, scripture tells us that there is a “multi-verse”, the temporal and the heavenly. The temporal is passing, the heavenly is eternal, chose wisely!

  • Marine experiment finds women get injured more frequently, shoot less accurately than men

    09/10/2015 3:31:25 PM PDT · 12 of 61
    Manly Warrior to billyboy15

    Simply awesome!

    Of course, we are misogynistic turds and have little or no understanding of things, right?

    I have the highest regard for women, otherwise my wife would tell you so.

  • Jailed clerk who fought gay marriage is ordered released

    09/10/2015 9:15:00 AM PDT · 55 of 55
    Manly Warrior to DoodleDawg

    So, then the written laws are null-as the KY ( as well as MO) statues and constitution’s forbid such action-leaving holes in the law- the law indeed authorizes clerks to issues licenses to a man and a woman, but not to man/man etc, so there is no authorization for a clerk to act. what part of “rule of law” do we not understand? Simply because judges overturned IL law regarding carry of firearms outside a home, did not authorize the citizens to begin toting, nor did it allow the police/state gov to issue permits or whatever- now the law has been changed to enable such actions by both citizens and government. How come this is different? It is not, I propose.

  • Jailed clerk who fought gay marriage is ordered released

    09/08/2015 11:07:56 AM PDT · 8 of 55
    Manly Warrior to Kaslin

    Perhaps she should go directly to the clerk’s office and fire all those deputies who have issued null licenses against her guidance-she is the clerk after all.

    As I see it, and as I have stated since this began, there is no law for her to follow-it has been struck down by the SCOTUS. Last I knew, when a law is struck down, it ceases to exist, not that it is modified somehow by the robed judges, after all, legislatures write laws, not judges.

    Ex. Heller II v Dc, fed judge struck DC gun laws, stayed his ruling until DC passed a law allowing (onerously of course) handgun purchases. MaCDonald v IL, fed judge struck Chicago/IL law prohibiting possession/carry, gave the state a period to pass laws that provided relief (either open or concealed carry). Lawless possession of handguns was not allowed by the fed judge, so why lawless issuance of illicit “marriage licenses” same-sex” or natural in many states ( my own MO included.)

    What gives?

  • Victim with Concealed Carry Permit and two suspects shot during armed robbery at Detroit bank

    09/06/2015 7:12:19 PM PDT · 27 of 36
    Manly Warrior to John S Mosby

    No, an M1 Carbine- feasible since the Carbine has a gas port located a few inches fwd of the chamber, the Garand has a full length op rod and the port is about an inch from the muzzle- not feasible to shorten.

  • Donald Trump on Kim Davis case: The Supreme Court has ruled

    09/04/2015 12:47:10 PM PDT · 506 of 780
    Manly Warrior to VanDeKoik

    The fact of the matter is simply this- when a judge/court strikes a law as unconstitutional etc, it simply ceases to be enforceable, not that is does not exist. So, in this case ( forgetting strawman arguments for a moment0 Kim Davis actually has no law to follow re issuing licenses- the KY law is void per the SCOTUS ruling- what needs to happen now is the KY legislature must re-legislate on the issue-else there is in fact no provision for any clerk to issue a license to anyone-as she maintains.

    Now, the strawman re gun laws-was the gun law restrictive or liberal? If the court strikes down a law that complies with the written constitution-then that ruling is void on face value, if it strikes down a law that does not complie with the wording and clear intent of the same wording in the constitution, then it (that law)is void anyway- so yes, I can have my guns and ammo both ways. A stricken law is still the law , it is just not enforceable, so there is no law until the elected legislature addresses it, fact.

    Please show me anywhere somewhere in the Constitution or federal statutes or admin rules where the fed gov is clear on the matter. Don’t go to the anti-discrimination laws-they do not address marriage or sodomy, but they do address matters of faith.

  • Donald Trump on Kim Davis case: The Supreme Court has ruled

    09/04/2015 6:23:40 AM PDT · 139 of 780
    Manly Warrior to SoothingDave

    Laws are passed by legislatures, not made on the basis of rulings of any judge. When a law is struck down, the only thing occurs is that the current law ceases to be enforceable, not that a new one has taken its place. Remember the separation of powers doctrine?

    Using the logic you put forth, a legislature can resolve that a ruling by a judge or court is null, or a chief exec can decide that a law or a ruling by legislature or a court is null- the end result is chaos, not the rule of law.

    All I ask for is that the court provide the good Clerk the written text of the law that directs her to issue same sex “marriage” licenses. Here in MO, we amended our constitution to declare that a marriage is an act that only involves a single man and a single woman, however, our clerks to a person are following the scotus ruling and violating the law as written. Lawlessness. Also, here in MO, same sex “couples” are not allowed to file joint or HOH income taxes ( as they can be neither per our laws) yet the admin and its agencies are violating the law by accepting such returns. Why should anyone follow the “law” if the actual written codes are not being executed by the very officials that are sworn to so do?

    Well, we do because it is the law of the land. A judge or court does not make law, they only interpret what laws are enacted.

    Dred Scott did not end slavery or return of runaway slaves, it only set the stage for the laws to be changed-they were immoral, unlike the laws we are tossing out to the curb in courts today-it is the courts who are immoral and unfit to hold office. And, that, friend, is the way it is, 2015.

    Tolerate that!

    Best;

  • Atlanta-Area Cop Likely Shot by Fellow Officer After Entering Wrong Home

    09/02/2015 8:48:57 AM PDT · 35 of 43
    Manly Warrior to Blackyce

    Lesson to be learned here:
    1. Lock your doors

    2. Install security hinges and a dead bolt ( two, preferably)

    3. Post our street number in bold reflective numbers on l doors, front and back

    4. Plan for home invasion scenarios, discuss regularly with all family members, including children

    5. Probably re-think any plans on “clearing ad securing” your residence other than to roundup all occupants and move to the safe room

    6. Never assume that you will be thought of as “the good guy” by anyone entering you home-act accordingly

  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 5:08:07 AM PDT · 16 of 42
    Manly Warrior to Tupelo

    SCOTUS decreed that Dred Scott was property and had t be returned to a slave status from a non slave state, so that’s the value of SCOTUS in many aspects. In that case, the SCOTUS WAS actually upholding the laws of the day, not creating legislation/rights out of thin air and political hack.

    The people via elected legislators make the laws, not the judges or administration, they only serve to clarify and implement. These days they seem to neither very well.

  • Female Rangers How General Odierno Saved the Ranger Program and Armys Warrior Culture.

    08/31/2015 12:33:29 PM PDT · 23 of 55
    Manly Warrior to wardaddy

    Was there a cogent point in your comments? I did not see one, but then I am mostly Neanderthal in my make up. Sorry, but that is the way it is.

    If we cherry pick one in ten million gals to do the work of one male ranger or SF type, is there any sense in that? Golly, let’s sift through a million people to find one of a particular bent when there are 2000 of another? waste, fraud and abuse, not to mention the risk to those males that know they won’t be rescued by Molly Pitcher with a tab.

  • Female Rangers How General Odierno Saved the Ranger Program and Armys Warrior Culture.

    08/31/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · 8 of 55
    Manly Warrior to wardaddy

    But it is when it all comes down to it. M lovely wife loves me, but she cannot pick me up and carry to safety even if she wanted to. “A man has got to know his limits”.

    As a 5’11” 190 lb man, I know that I can and have carried heavier men than I, but when the differential approaches 40% less strength per lb (female compared to male), and more than 40-80 lbs body weight, you know the answer.

    150 lb female x .6 = 90 lb male equivalent, see it now?

  • [VANITY] Firearms advice needed

    08/30/2015 3:00:35 PM PDT · 44 of 118
    Manly Warrior to PinkChampagneonIce

    Hey, great decision on a carry gun for self and family protection! As a former professional firearms “user”, now jut concerned about self/family protection...

    Here is my advice- do not take any advice on a website at face value- mine included!

    Go to a reputable firearms trainer ( no, not a gun seller!). Get training and understanding about what you are about to embark on, then you can make an informed choice.

    Too many folks buy on advice and not experience- I say it is worth maybe $400 spent on an NRA certified Pers Protec in/out the home as well as basic firearm safety, then spend money wisely on the specific tools- firearm, holsters, spare mags/carriers etc.

    When you became of age to drive, you just didn’t go buy a car and then learn how, right? even more so with a firearm.

    You can go to the NRA website ( nrahq.org) and look up NRA certified instructors in your area.

    You also could check out professional training organizations, but they usually require travel and lodging and rather costly tuition, maybe later for you.

    Some will say get a revolver vice an auto or vice versa, but both require effort and skill, and many find one or the other more comfortable and more accurate that the other- so get training, then decide after having the opportunity to handle several types etc.

    Disclaimer- yes I am a former military/civilian firearms/tactics trainer and later an NRA certified Instruction-but no longer in the business.

    Best