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Posts by Manly Warrior

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  • Jada Pinkett Smith: 'Blond hair on white women just triggers me'

    11/13/2018 3:49:21 PM PST · 84 of 124
    Manly Warrior to yesthatjallen

    So, she’s a self-stated racist. What’s new.

  • Caregiver who left 4-year-old girl to die in hot car fined just $25

    11/13/2018 3:47:53 PM PST · 20 of 31
    Manly Warrior to madison10

    She faced a jury of her peers, they acquitted her of the serious charges. The judge can do nothing once the jury speaks.

    The jury heard testimony and evidence and the 12 of them agreed the facts and evidence did not meet the conditions the law for the crime charged. either the evidence/facts did not add up or the PA/DA did not make the case. Maybe both.

    Agreed, something smells in PA; either the law is too vague or the process failed.

  • Cop accidentally kills security guard at bar in Chicago suburbs

    11/12/2018 1:51:58 PM PST · 38 of 43
    Manly Warrior to carriage_hill

    No, just holster and state clearly who you are “”security”” etc. All that extraneous motion will be mistaken for threatening actions.

  • NASA Chief Sees Bold Future on Mars and the Moon

    11/12/2018 1:48:41 PM PST · 31 of 34
    Manly Warrior to Army Air Corps

    So, is NASA now done with the Muslim outreach thingy and ready to do some non-philosophical engineering and research in space? The only criteria should be “what does it do for the US?” all else should be thrown under the (fiscal) bus, including this “origins” thing.

  • Why the ACLU supported Trump scrapping rule on limiting guns for mentally ill

    11/11/2018 7:50:52 AM PST · 19 of 19
    Manly Warrior to smokingfrog

    Not lawfully any way...

  • Concealed Carry Holder Stops Mass Murder Before Police Arrive

    11/11/2018 5:32:26 AM PST · 6 of 16
    Manly Warrior to BenLurkin

    I read your tag line, so you Ok either way....

  • Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. (Insightful Facebook Post)

    11/10/2018 5:17:40 AM PST · 62 of 63
    Manly Warrior to imardmd1

    Thanks for your service too.

    I have no experience with any Solider or Marine I served with being prescribed AD drugs in theater. Not sure how this was done, as the only place there were doctors other than Medics and a combat element was at the FOB (Fwd Operating Base). The only time troops went to the doctor outside of the BCT (Battalion or Brigade Combat Team) Med Staff ( Aid Station) was when they were either wounded or sick from DNBI (Disease/Nonbattle Injury). No one was seeing troopers regularly, we operated at our own COP (Cbt Outposts). A MD or DO was tasked with routine visits, but normally there was a PA or RN, along with our complement of Cbt Medics caring for us.

    As a Cbt Engr Bn XO, I new who was fit/unfit for duty at all times, I also would know from daily reporting who was of concern mentally or physically. Again, no one was on MH type drugs and remained in the unit. We indeed lost manpower to all sorts of issues and I sure some were stress related, but again, resoundingly, such drugs were not being handed out like candy- NSAIDs, Antibiotics etc, you bet, but mind altering drugs? Nope.

    I agree with the conclusions of both excerpts- ADs are a hoax, they mask real life and make people even more susceptible to self doubt and suidical/homicidal thoughts-I am amazed that the USDA even allows them to be marketed-just listen to the TV commercial.... PTSD is not what it is made out to be- again, IN MY personal experience over the decades of service, is that Soldiers who demonstrate sign sof Cbt stress were not treated at the field level, but were pulled out and moved rearward, if some were treated with such drugs, them they apparently were not often RTD (returned to duty) . I am certain the prescribing of many cocktails of such meds were/are the norm. I was offered several AA/ drugs too, I passed.
    I know too many men and women ruined not by their combat experience but by “treatment” following. It is my personal belief and opinion that faith, strong moral boundaries, support of family and friends and comrades ( maybe most importantly?) makes the overall effect of death and destruction survivable.

    My last CSM (Command Sergeant Major, 32 years of service when retired) put in perspective. He stated that he could tell who would make it in combat based on the same indictors of who would make in it garrison; those who stood up and asked for help in training and then mastered the task compared to those who complained that the situation was unfair, that their failure was not due to their own shortcomings. Ie Snowflakes.

    Perhaps the references you present are focused on treating PTSD, which is not the same as CBT Stress, R&R, staying with your unit and having a strong support system where talking about experiences is the norm, while remaining focused on the mission has long proven to be the way to help us survive the irrationality of our duty. Patton was right, to a point. Meds are a wallpaper fix.

    Like my tag line states. Still, there are “no free lunches for the dogs of war”.

    My wife has stood beside me, behind me , in front of me making me understand that there is no greater love than what she has demonstrated over the last 36 years. Sadly, it is my turn to be there for her, now that she is disabled by an untimely stroke.

    for such a time as this....

  • Breaking: First Gun Confiscation Killing Reported in Maryland

    11/10/2018 4:45:35 AM PST · 14 of 32
    Manly Warrior to from occupied ga

    Agreed. A court order issued upon the claim of one person, no third party input, and no opportunity for the respondent (?) to rebut is not a lawful adjudication of anything. The way such an action should work is that the concerned party files a petition, the judge reviews it and grants a hearing, the subject gets served with a writ to appear, (then lawyers up) goes to court, argues and is then adjudged based on evidence and response, then either the petition is granted or rejected....

    Me telling you that Joe is nuts is not anything more than gossip and innuendo.

    Everyone knows that you do not have to answer the door for anyone, right? That’s what a video monitor is for.

  • Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. (Insightful Facebook Post)

    11/09/2018 2:40:58 PM PST · 58 of 63
    Manly Warrior to imardmd1

    ?? I never took drugs other than pain/AIs and medical related stuff while on my seven total combat/haz duty tours, 1983-2007. I am a retired field grade officer, formed enlisted, never heard of anyone being given Psych type drugs to get them into battle, and anyone on such meds were never deployed. Wonder where your info comes from?

    Had a few guys need a break from missions after a few bad days etc, but mostly everyone wanted to get back out and cover someone’s six. That’s what we fight for. Each other; the mission takes care of itself if we take care of each other. Men who could not continue didn’t stay in the fight, and never on drugs.

    Do you have first hand experience with what you state or did you pick that up somewhere?

    We occasionally had GO pills (to keep us awake and alert after 24-48 hr missions), but never mind altering garbage.

    Maybe some folks afterwards are on crazy stuff, and you may have a point there, but how often do you see veterans doing such silly stuff? And, no, don’t include that Vietnam vet a month or so back in AL or MS- he was just a turd in life, and Nam likely had little to do with anything.

    It is liberal thinking- the absence of a moral compass and the resultant lack of a base to act from. Liberalism ( modern format) is a mental disease. Libertarianism is a part of that, narcissistic thinking.

    ROE and rational war (? where’d that idea come from?) are just part of life for pipe hitters. Warfare makes little sense and never should. Yeah, I wish everyone would wear a distinguishing uniform to ID the opponent, but alas. So we hold back until positive ID on tangos is made, then -let slip the dogs of war ( and cry Havoc!).

    I’m still looking for my free lunch. That occurs when I sit down at the Marriage Feast of the Lamb, till then, focus and no hocus pocus..

    .

  • (VIDEO) My 11/9 Weigh-In

    11/09/2018 2:15:52 PM PST · 22 of 25
    Manly Warrior to PJ-Comix

    Cograts. Are you changing lifestyle or just dieting? Big difference in outcome.

  • Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. (Insightful Facebook Post)

    11/09/2018 8:42:55 AM PST · 48 of 63
    Manly Warrior to fireman15

    It was the same stats when I was a recruiter in the late 80s. I sorted through about 100 leads to get a few qualified, and then one or two enlisted. Hasn’t changed much. Most were/are morally/admin ineligible, followed by med, followed by ed.

  • Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. (Insightful Facebook Post)

    11/09/2018 8:36:34 AM PST · 46 of 63
    Manly Warrior to \/\/ayne

    I know hundreds of combat vets who served in multiple tours in combat units. Most have thriving, vibrabt lives, Some suffer from the experiences. Most of the Soldiers I volunteered with at the local Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) who claimed PTSD have no visible wounds, most were not combat troops and many were young females who just were whining (my opinion). Just as it is in society, the men and woman of valor and maturity move on and live in spite of hardship. It was tough seeing a blind double or triple amputee winning his fight while hale and whole mush headed REMFs lost theirs (sic).

    Manly Warrior Combat 101 says “Kill to survive, survive to live. Live to thrive. Thrive to bless”. Seek the Face of God.

    We fall done, we get up. Repeat as needed.

  • Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. (Insightful Facebook Post)

    11/09/2018 8:22:44 AM PST · 44 of 63
    Manly Warrior to PAR35

    Really, I assume you can cite that rather extreme statement?

    The veteran’s of our nations military and naval forces are a rather small minority overall. Just because many veterans have the skills, they don’t have the motivation to murder. Of course, there are exceptions.

  • Gun owner helps save Missouri mother of 3 during violent attack after hearing (T)

    11/07/2018 8:23:37 PM PST · 16 of 16
    Manly Warrior to rktman

    From the late 1870s until the advent of the 2005 concealed carry endorsement, there was a requirement for anyone purchasing a handgun to get a “permit to acquire” from their local Sherriff. Jim Crow at its finest. The Modern 2005 CCW permit/license process did away with that. There is no recording of what concealed weapon one may carry other with or w/o a CCW license ( there are lots of benefits of having the CCW license, and no real drawbacks in MO. Records of the permit are closed to anyone w/o a court order ( other than your sheriff) and it is recognized by 38 other sates. The semi- constitutional carry (permit-less is good, but requires folks to mind the posted signs whereas a license holder can pretty much ignore such baloney, only federal restrictions and court houses etc are actually off limits with legal ramifications), plus having documented training and a permit often makes a difference in how a shooting is looked at by media and LE/DA etc. Shows good faith.

  • What are the consequences if the Democrats win the House?

    11/06/2018 9:33:01 PM PST · 118 of 132
    Manly Warrior to Jonty30

    Well, spending bills must originate in the house, but the senate will be a solid 55ish majority, so either democrats get noting ( killed in the senate) or they play ball and get some things while compromising on others. Trump will not have to veto a whole lot as the senate will filter most legislation out or make it agreeable to his agenda. Pelosi just said a line about infrastructure, economy and the like, it seemed as if she copied and pasted Trumps speech from last night, minus the illegal immigration portion

    Expect republican represenatives to play fairly tough with anything not bipartisan, as a show of force for the next election cycle.

    I place the blame for the loss of the house squarely on the GOP obstructionists over the last 2 years ( almost). Trump should have seen fast tracked bills to build the wall, close the illegals problem, get laws passed that restructured the asylum process etc. Now we are about to enter a do-nothing congress, once again.

    The up side- a strong senate majority to confirm appointees of any and every sort w/o relying on the weak statist few who got the glory over the last minute Kavanaugh debacle. The house has no real power in that matter.

    The enemies of the US will test our resolve over China and the ME/Israel.

    Mobs will mess up cities some more, it is what the new norm for the leftists is, Hillary will be wondering....uncivilly.

    The deep state is a big concern- they dragged butt for months, years over providing documents on Hillary, Russia, etc, bet now they have files packed and ready to go....

    But they won’t impeach, for the senate won’t convict....

    Too bad we (seem to have) lost the house for now, but after next two years of BS and waste fraud and abuse, the next half of the congress critters are up for another round.

    Long run, Trump appoints one or even two more SCOTUS Justices...., Dems wallow around proving the only thing they have is malice and aforethought towards the POTUS, no legislative ability. Senate makes kill shots on everything the house moans about and send across the building.

    Sigh.

  • NERF Gun John Wick

    11/06/2018 7:58:11 AM PST · 11 of 12
    Manly Warrior to nevergore

    That’s the reason why, you know what is at risk. While Reeves may have gone to a few sessions of ISPSA/IPSC/IDPA etc to gain perspective, not one of the “stages” in the movie were done with even blanks, all done with props, effects edited in afterwards. Even a shot with a blank would mess up the off hand/body part if covered at arm’s distance or less when fired.

    Anyways, many folks have no idea how easy it would be to shoot oneself....

  • Does purgatory deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice?

    11/06/2018 3:20:31 AM PST · 79 of 160
    Manly Warrior to Petrosius

    If you are saved by the Blood of the Lamb, (washes whiter than snow) then you are clean, A saved person wears the robe of Righteousness given to him by the Father, who sees only the perfectness of His Son by virtue of the free gift of salvation.

    As long as you are focused on yourself, you are of no or little use to the Father. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.

    Your statement includes an awful lot of “I’s” in it. Get off that self focus and look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our salvation.

    What yo must do is accept full the free gift, it s not of works lest any man boast....

  • Does purgatory deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice?

    11/06/2018 3:13:12 AM PST · 78 of 160
    Manly Warrior to Petrosius

    No. The son simply wanted a better quality of life. He said “even my Father’s servants have bread and enough, I could get hired on and live better than I am”. The son only wanted to return for selfish motives. The father demonstrated the moral of the story- He is the main character, the son, well, he is just like everyone who wants a better situation. The Father provided all of the assets, mainly love and complete forgiveness; if he was a poor man, he would have given the son the same, minus the wealth. God is not poor, but mainly he loves even the unrepentant ( repent means to change one’s mind) and bestow on us all of His treasures as well.

  • Does purgatory deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice?

    11/06/2018 3:07:15 AM PST · 77 of 160
    Manly Warrior to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    Not forgiving oneself after Jesus paid the price for all is called self-righteousness and is the worst insult to the perfect Blood shed for you.

    If God, the Creator, can forgive you via Jesus perfect Blood, how can you disagree and say, “no, actually I’m going to beat myself up because I don’t really believe that Jesus payment is enough”? In this case, guilt before God is sin.

    Think of the petulant boy pulling out his hair after being disciplined by a loving parent, saying “I’m no good, I hate myself” etc when the parent, like the Father in the parable of the Prodigal, wrapped his arms around him and restored him to everything he wasted? The parent wants the child to move on, not focus on the past indiscipline.

    Life more abundantly, and free from guilt as if we have never sinned. All paid for, past present and future, now go walk out your salvation, do good and walk blamelessly before God ( if you fall down, get back up).

    As He is, so are we in this world.

  • Hornady ELD Match

    11/05/2018 3:43:45 PM PST · 15 of 16
    Manly Warrior to carriage_hill

    You use 158/.357s or Hornady (.452) bullets in your Kimber 1911? ;)