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  • Cowardice and Incompetence in the Persian Gulf – The US Navy has Severe Problems

    07/19/2016 9:01:35 PM PDT · 50 of 53
    Retain Mike to ConservativeMind

    Thank you.

  • Cowardice and Incompetence in the Persian Gulf – The US Navy has Severe Problems

    07/19/2016 4:48:39 PM PDT · 45 of 53
    Retain Mike to pboyington; warsaw44; ConservativeMind; PGR88; Boowhoknew; wastoute; miss marmelstein
    Thinking of my own time as a LTjg leading small boat detachments with a couple good NCO’s, here is my take on doing it the right way.

    The Navy now has GPS, but I would have had a chart, magnetic compass and timely information about currents and tides. Also the radar would have been working. In fact everything would have been working and the crew knowledgeable, because I was forward deployed and not tied up to some stateside pier. Besides keeping up on my planned maintenance I would have conducted a local operation or seagoing exercise once or twice a week.

    My CO and I would have laid out a course which intercepted the friendly shore at least by the latitude of the Iranian island. We would have avoided the island, and the refueling ship would have been where we assigned it. Most likely we would have chosen courses which kept us in sight of land the whole way.

    The departure port, the refueling ship, and the destination port would have all shared the same radio frequencies and made regular radio checks. During an amphibious exercise my wave of assault boats was swallowed by a fog. When I saw that fog coming I made sure the flag ship could vector us back to our LPD.

    In my Old Navy if we were going anywhere near harm’s way we would have done so intentionally and been prepared to kick the sh*t out of the Iranians to help them understand they should obey the law. Our guns would have been test fired when we got underway.

    Well, this is a short version of how it should have been done by someone who was competent, but not brilliant. This evolution was certainly not rocket science, was definitely inconceivable in my Navy, and could have been carried out by just about any small boat qualified junior officer during my time on active duty.

  • Message to All Terrorists-When You Die, You Will Be Buried for Eternity in a Pig Skin

    07/16/2016 11:44:19 AM PDT · 51 of 58
    Retain Mike to Stayfree; Buffalo Bob; Navy Patriot; Mr. Mojo; b4its2late; Bushbacker1; HiTech RedNeck
    A family friend lead a Marine sniper team around Ramadi when it was really bad guy country. I would send him a care package once and a while and always include a can of the traditional spam. I said I did not expect them to eat the stuff, but to cook it and dip their bullets in the grease. That way those feral psychopaths would not even get to wave at their 72 virgins on their way to hell. I told them to let the Iraqi locals know, but no one else. Even then they had to be careful about the spread of the political correctness infection.
  • A Bad Choice for FBI Director (From 2013)

    07/06/2016 5:39:50 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    Retain Mike to CaptainK

    If FBI Director James Comey was the man of integrity he is supposed to be, he would have given the FBI findings at the press conference and resigned to protest the clear intent not to prosecute Clinton.

    Remember we have been here before when Archibald Cox subpoenaed the tapes from Nixon. Cox refused to drop the subpoena, so Nixon commanded Attorney General Elliot Richardson, and then Richardson’s deputy, William Ruckelshaus, to fire the special prosecutor. Both Richardson and Ruckelshaus refused to fire Cox and resigned in protest when they saw a clear intention to evade the law.

  • Freep a Poll! (Do you think Hillary Clinton should be criminally prosecuted?)

    07/06/2016 8:23:27 AM PDT · 46 of 48
    Retain Mike to dynachrome

    Thanks for the help. When I voted about 94% said yes.

  • Marine Corps to Allow Heavier Women to Join the Service

    07/05/2016 9:00:10 PM PDT · 15 of 66
    Retain Mike to 2ndDivisionVet; tet68; lepton
    I am 5 feet 9 inches, weigh 152 and workout regularly. If I added 24 pounds it would have to be blubber. If a woman got rid of about 15 pounds in boot camp, maybe.
  • House GOP to Promote Muslim Brotherhood, Gun Control Agenda this Week

    07/05/2016 8:33:16 PM PDT · 7 of 33
    Retain Mike to Paladin2; WENDLE; KC_Lion
    Concerning the Muslim Brotherhood, even if you do not have a degree in rocket science you could just go to Wikipedia to figure this out. Here is the letter I send annually remind us of what a great president Carter was.

    From: Retain Mike
    Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 9:33 PM
    To: yourletters@washingtontimes.com
    Subject: Egypt and Israel Peace Treaty

    We recognize March 26 as the anniversary of peace between Egypt and Israel, and concurrently applaud Jimmy Carter's 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Nevertheless, we should remember the truly worthy recipient was Anwar Sadat. Through three wars Arab leaders had used Egyptian blood as vicarious satisfaction for the hatred of Israeli Jews which had invigorated their despotic regimes. By conclusion of the 1973 war, Sadat was certain Egypt's price for Arab victory would not only include countless military deaths, but also destruction of the Aswan Dam with 100,000’s of Egyptian flood victims and catastrophic infrastructure damage.

    Sadat brought an end to this warring cycle, and looming national catastrophe with his historic trip to Jerusalem on November 7, 1977, which began a process he formalized by signing the Camp David Accords the following September, and the peace treaty of 1979. For his extraordinary statesmanship, the Arab League suspended Egyptian membership. Two years later Sadat was assassinated by an amalgam of Islamic radicals including Ayman al-Zawahiri who came from the Muslim Brotherhood and became the leader of al-Qaeda.

    In comparison, Begin risked little politically, and Carter just served milk and cookies notwithstanding the plaudits from the Nobel committee.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1978 Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1978/press.html

    The Nobel Peace Prize for 2002
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2002/press.html

    Ayman al-Zawahiri
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayman_al-Zawahiri

    Anwar Sadat
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Sadat

  • Freep a Poll! (Do you think Hillary Clinton should be criminally prosecuted?)

    07/05/2016 7:04:23 PM PDT · 44 of 48
    Retain Mike to dynachrome

    The link does not work.

  • Fourth of July: American dream never meant government largesse

    07/04/2016 11:22:29 AM PDT · 1 of 4
    Retain Mike
    I guess I liked the letter because it reminded me of my favorite article about administrative law.

    The History and Danger of Administrative Law https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/history-danger-administrative-law/

  • Gay Marriage and Civil Disobedience: The Place of Conscience

    07/02/2016 9:22:28 PM PDT · 2 of 10
    Retain Mike to Coleus
    Here is the letter I now send annually on the subject.

    From: Retain Mike
    Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:13 AM
    To: WSJ Letters (wsj.ltrs@wsj.com)
    Subject: The First Amendment and Gay Marriage

    The 2015 gay marriage ruling completes a rewrite of our Constitution. The First Amendment says and used to mean, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press….” In contrast the ruling on gay marriage helps illustrates how far the country has departed from first principles.

    We are familiar with the term “speech or expression’, which seems an innocuous expansion of the above amendment. However, “expression” enables a nearly unbounded multi-billion dollar pornography industry.

    Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion stated, “The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to advocate and teach the principles that are so fulfilling and central to their lives and faith”. Such language severely restricts religious freedom by happening to exclude “free exercise thereof”. Therefore believers pursue a hazardous course to exercise religious beliefs in business and personal lives.

    Now we have country in which a woman can express herself in the adult film industry, but cannot start a bakery and exercise her religious convictions by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

    The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America
    http://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2015/06/30/the-formal-end-to-judeochristian-america-n2018986/page/full

    SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES GAY MARRIAGE
    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

    Bar the doors?
    http://www.worldmag.com/2015/10/bar_the_doors

    6/27/15 Wayne Cordeiro
    https://www.facebook.com/pastorwaynecordeiro?fref=nf•;

  • DHS whistleblower: Why Obama is 'so adamant to protect Islam'

    07/02/2016 7:37:47 AM PDT · 13 of 61
    Retain Mike to detective; Pearls Before Swine; Lurkinanloomin
    Each year I send out the below letter, mainly to let everyone know how blessed (?) we were to have Carter as President. Note who killed Sadat.

    Egypt and Israel Peace Treaty We recognize March 26 as the anniversary of peace between Egypt and Israel, and concurrently applaud Jimmy Carter's 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Nevertheless, we should remember the truly worthy recipient was Anwar Sadat. Through three wars Arab leaders had used Egyptian blood as vicarious satisfaction for the hatred of Israeli Jews which had invigorated their despotic regimes. By conclusion of the 1973 war, Sadat was certain Egypt's price for Arab victory would not only include countless military deaths, but also destruction of the Aswan Dam with 100,000’s of Egyptian flood victims and catastrophic infrastructure damage.

    Sadat brought an end to this warring cycle, and looming national catastrophe with his historic trip to Jerusalem on November 7, 1977, which began a process he formalized by signing the Camp David Accords the following September, and the peace treaty of 1979. For his extraordinary statesmanship, the Arab League suspended Egyptian membership. Two years later Sadat was assassinated by an amalgam of Islamic radicals including Ayman al-Zawahiri who came from the Muslim Brotherhood and became the leader of al-Qaeda.

    In comparison, Begin risked little politically, and Carter just served milk and cookies notwithstanding the plaudits from the Nobel committee.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1978 Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1978/press.html

    The Nobel Peace Prize for 2002
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2002/press.html

    Ayman al-Zawahiri
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayman_al-Zawahiri

    Anwar Sadat
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Sadat

  • Pentagon’s Transgender Policy Defies Common Sense

    07/01/2016 9:53:25 PM PDT · 27 of 31
    Retain Mike to milton23; grania; Texas Eagle; Mr. K; Tennessee Nana; alloysteel; savagesusie
    Here is the letter I am going to send on that subject.

    This asymmetrical Department of Defense policy requires a random walk through reflective life. When popular expressions drive decisions, no opportunity remains to consider insights such that as from John Hopkins.

    At one time their Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit conducted candidates through a lengthy preparation process culminating with gender reassignment surgery. Study caused them to question whether any emotional benefit was achieved and they eliminated the practice in 1979. Dr. Paul R. McHugh says, “that transgenderism is a mental disorder that merits treatment….These policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

    Transgenderism should have been assessed as a medical issue, and then been subordinated to the severe restrictions on human behaviors and interactions combat requires for high morale, discipline, and unit cohesion. The policy provides many the opportunities to indulge in deviant impulses. The policy thrusts a few into intimate political theater where they portray feeble caricatures of the other sex, but without evidence of benefit to their psychological condition.

    Such shattering displays of sexuality ignore Napoleon’s maxim that the moral is to the physical as three to one. Too often military operations demand unpredictably and unimaginably exhausting brutality. Only totalitarian leadership of psychologically annealed individuals and units can achieve victory. A mercurial insight perceiving compatibility with popular civilian social alchemy is folly.

    HOPKINS MEDICAL NEWS: Sexual Healing
    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/W99/top.html

    Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change

    Surgical Sex - Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations
    http://www.firstthings.com/article/2004/11/surgical-sex

  • America's Rejection of Almighty God and Our Founding Fathers

    06/30/2016 9:14:50 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    Retain Mike to The Ignorant Fisherman; HusbandMan; SubMareener; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    Any proper community must first exalt the individual as the Christian God does. It must then preserve inherent individual natural rights as a condition precedent for any authority held by a governing body. The Mayflower Compact with John Winthrop first set this high standard to be followed by Thomas Hooker in Connecticut, Roger Williams at Providence, Nathanial Ward in Massachusetts Bay, and William Penn in Pennsylvania.

    For our government human rights got synthesized into property as defined most prominently by John Locke and James Madison. Individual property is first of all sourced internally in self protection, opinion, religion, communications, use of abilities to labor physically and mentally, and in conscience.

    Therefore annually I get to send the below letter to papers and commentators, but have never seen it published. At least I get the satisfaction of knowing I have committed a micro-aggression against the many I have made feel uncomfortable and they do not quite know why.

    From: Retain Mike
    Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:53 PM
    To: WSJ Letters (wsj.ltrs@wsj.com)
    Subject: July 4 and the American Dream

    On July 4 we recognize the Declaration of Independence which defines the American Dream as inalienable natural rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution establishes a government to secure those rights by promoting the general welfare, and the blessings of liberty.

    Whatever the Constitution further defines relies upon natural human rights independent of and superior to any government construction. They are intangible property sourced in personal opinion, religion, communications, use of abilities to labor physically and mentally, and in conscience. Only by application of these inherent rights can one truly possess material things.

    The American Dream never meant government largess ensuring college funds, retirement accounts, savings, executive severance packages, affordable health care, home ownership, lifetime employment, corporate wealth, political careers, and union benefits. Politicians become patricians offer enchanting elements of material security such as described, while obscuring subservience to rules vastly increasing their power. Their legislation and laws negate our Bill of Rights confiscating freedoms for these apparitions.

    Accomplishing this fraud requires passing administrative laws and regulations that are the soft underbelly of our Constitution. Under English common law, basic to our Constitution, a person is innocent and not subject to the penalties of the law until proved guilty. Administrative laws and regulations are like Roman civil law where a person is subject to its penalties and restrictions until they find legal means to extricate themselves. Now citizens unconsciously, routinely make Faustian bargains willingly exchanging the essence of their humanity for illusions of material comfort.

    The History and Danger of Administrative Law
    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/history-danger-administrative-law/

    Constitution Society: John Locke CHAP. V Of Property.
    http://www.constitution.org/jl/2ndtr05.htm

    Property by James Madison
    http://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/property-by-james-madison-march-29-1792.html

  • Navy investigation finds US sailors captured in Iran were unprepared, Iran broke the law

    06/30/2016 6:16:15 PM PDT · 62 of 63
    Retain Mike to pfflier
    I am definitely getting the idea that it really is that bad. My younger son confirmed that. He was in the Corps from 2003-2007 and several years later saw recent vets coming to the federal building where he was performing armed security. He found their demeanor disturbing. (By the way, right before he left for Marine boot camp he was wished well by a family friend who landed from an LVT the first day at Tarawa.)

    I hate to say it, but I think the rot has set in for good. Here is a link to a website that keeps bringing up these issues. Every year in early December when they opened combat roles to I am going to send out versions of the below letter to commentators, papers and Congress.

    The Tragedy of Women in Combat

    Ash Carter’s announcement December of 2015 demonstrated the Obama’s Administration attachment to a political ideology fueled by arrogance and premeditated ignorance. His direction of any long period of study and vigorous debate has been among those mutually supportive creatures that have metastasized throughout the military to serve a social agenda bringing future needless devastation. Most of the points I highlight about women in combat arose first when the decision was made to do away with DADT. A lot of good men are going to have to die in years to come to cover up this disaster.

    This tragedy of women in combat provides another reason I now always council men to never enter the armed forces. Social engineering that amalgamates feminist ideals everywhere has now become the over arching imperative to which all operational capabilities must submit.

    However, combat operations too often demand unpredictably and unimaginably exhausting brutality to achieve victory. Therefore, only the highest physical abilities and most severe restrictions on human behaviors and interactions can foster the required high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion required.

    Human sexuality simply cannot intrude into this sub-culture where only those displaying the greatest mental and physical savagery and endurance can hope to win. Resorting to war for national defense entails the ultimate Olympics of conflict occurring at the bleeding edge of existence where the unbelievable must become the possible. In this authoritarian meritocracy there is much less excuse for merging men and women into these hideous ordeals than exists for the athletic competitions held every four years.

    Combat forms personnel into rigid, task oriented units. They then descend into a squalid cacophony of shrieking, cursing, sobbing, crashing dissonance to orchestrate the killing of other humans without hate or joy. These people continuously face extraordinary mental and physical stress, and survive by acquiring the wisdom of wild animals that live in the moment without schedules for eating and sleeping. At the point of collision, they undertake operations requiring sacrificial, primitive, and intimate actions. They must display a noble fidelity to each other in spite of environments that are inherently chaotic, barbaric, and brittle. This alternate reality can be overcome only by trained killers subject to a totalitarian leadership and narrow focus unimaginable for those who see any opportunity for the social alchemy popular in civilian life.

    The regimental combat teams for infantry, mechanized and armored units are now the playthings of bureaucrats committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. They are dismissive of warriors enduring the carnage imperative for triumph. Institutional memories no longer exist for fighting ferocious, shrewd enemies such as the Germans, Japanese, Chinese, and North Vietnamese, who utilized a full array of modern weapons. If one notes the ribbons on any senior officer’s uniform, they show they fought only Arabs the Israelis beat three times at 20 to 1 odds. Such people now question the necessity for high standards which do not obfuscate inferior female physical performance or the psychological degradation of units.

    Women not only do not belong at the pointy end of the spear, but should not be holding it to the extent they intrude into the fellowship of combat arms which depends upon savagery for victory. As this tragedy unfolds I will remember the quote that, “Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”.

    General Martin E. Dempsey
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Dempsey
    Notice from the ribbons on his uniform that General Dempsey, never fought the enemies mentioned, and now questions the necessity of current high standards which already allow inferior female performance?

    All Combat Roles Now Open to Women, Pentagon Says
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pentagon-nbc-news-all-combat-roles-now-openomen-n473581?cid=eml_nbn_20151203

    The Greatest Lie Ever Told - Female Rangers
    http://usdefensewatch.com/2015/12/the-greatest-lie-ever-told-female-rangers/
    Why Marines, unlike Army and Navy, are so against women in combat
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2015/0911/Why-Marines-unlike-Army-and-Navy-are-so-against-women-in-combat?cmpid=editorpicks&google_editors_picks=true
    General Martin E. Dempsey
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Dempsey
    Gen. Dempsey: If Women Can’t Meet Military Standard, Pentagon Will Ask “Does It Really Have to Be That High”
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gen-dempsey-if-women-can-t-meet-military-standard-pentagon-will-ask-does-it-really-have
    Coed Combat Units - A bad idea on all counts
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/coed-combat-units_697822.html
    You’re In the New Army Now
    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2013/01/youre-in-new-army-now.html
    Marine Corps boot camp, job titles to be gender neutral by April
    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/01/06/marine-corps-boot-camp-job-titles-gender-neutral-april/78351756/
    Be sure to check out the photo of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. He looks to me like someone who should be holding personnel seminars at Health and Human Services. I would not want to have anything to do with the gooey product resulting from the fulfillment of his vision. I think it is time to retire the service dress blues for a mauve uniform with a pink stripe and fashionable French berets. Considering the defense secretary claimed a long period of study and vigorous debate, I maintain discussion was among those mutually supportive creatures that have metastasized throughout the military to serve the LGBT and feminist social agendas. Most of the points I highlight below about women in combat first arose when the decision was imposed to do away with DADT. A lot of good men are going to have to die in years to come to cover up this needless disaster.

  • Navy investigation finds US sailors captured in Iran were unprepared, Iran broke the law

    06/30/2016 10:27:50 AM PDT · 42 of 63
    Retain Mike to Hojczyk; Covenantor; Sacajaweau; proust; fortheDeclaration; pfflier; NEMDF; MeganC; Jarhead9297
    Thinking of my own time leading small boat detachments, why were they there initially? They now have GPS, but what happened to their backup navigation system? Surely they had one? There were two boats, so one could have towed the other. Even if I was leading landing craft without radar, I would have had a chart, compass and timely information about currents.

    Could it be the Iranians demand a different definition of territorial waters and require this Administration and our Navy to subscribe to it? Regardless my CO and I would have laid out a course which intercepted the friendly shore at least by the latitude of the Iranian island. We would have avoided the island, and the refueling ship would have been where we assigned it. Most likely we would have chosen courses which kept us in sight of land the whole way.

    Next how could the Navy so lose track of these boats, that they asked the Iranians for help? Why were the crews not initiating contact? During an amphibious exercise my wave of assault boats were swallowed by a fog. When I saw that fog coming I made sure the flag ship could vector us back to our LPD. In this case the departure port, the refueling ship, and the destination port should have all shared the same radio frequency and made regular radio checks.

    In my Old Navy if we were going anywhere near harm’s way we would have done so intentionally and been prepared to kick the sh*t out of the Iranians to help them understand they should obey the law. This event directs my memory back to the Cold War involving China as well as the Soviet Union. Navy ships stationed in Yokosuka Japan ”patrolled” through the Taiwan Straits as they transited to Vietnam. Our captain told us that if any Chinese ship tried to intercept us we would fight. The prospect was not that exciting because our heaviest armament were three dual 3in50cal anti-aircraft mounts. But the Pueblo incident was on everyone’s mind and that was going to be our response.

    Supposedly this evolution violated every standard of basic seamanship (Should it be personship in the new Navy?) and was definitely inconceivable in my Navy. As far as I am concerned everything we have been told by this Administration and their Navy acolytes is a lie and I will keep my own council.

  • Christians Can No Longer Be Pharmacists

    06/29/2016 12:02:51 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    Retain Mike to DeweyCA; nickcarraway; Arm_Bears; napscoordinator; rockrr; Amendment10
    Alito said the case raised important First Amendment claims by religious pharmacists but that “this court does not deem the case worthy of our time. If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern.”

    His dissent reminded me of the letter I wrote concerning the ruling on gay marriage.

    From: Retain Mike
    Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:13 AM
    To: WSJ Letters (wsj.ltrs@wsj.com)
    Subject: The First Amendment and Gay Marriage

    The 2015 gay marriage ruling completes a rewrite of our Constitution. The First Amendment says and used to mean, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press….” In contrast the ruling on gay marriage helps illustrates how far the country has departed from first principles.

    We are familiar with the term “speech or expression’, which seems an innocuous expansion of the above amendment. However, “expression” enables a nearly unbounded multi-billion dollar pornography industry.

    Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion stated, “The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to advocate and teach the principles that are so fulfilling and central to their lives and faith”. Such language severely restricts religious freedom by happening to exclude “free exercise thereof”. Therefore believers pursue a hazardous course to exercise religious beliefs in business and personal lives.

    Now we have country in which a woman can express herself in the adult film industry, but cannot start a bakery and exercise her religious convictions by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

  • Marine Corps to Ban ‘Infantryman’

    06/28/2016 9:31:59 PM PDT · 64 of 64
    Retain Mike to Starboard

    That reminds me that in regard to dropping the atomic bombs General Marshall said, “War is the most terrible tragedy of the human race and should not be prolonged an hour longer than absolutely necessary”.

  • Christie Raising NJ Gas Tax 23 Cents Per Gallon

    06/28/2016 12:15:14 PM PDT · 26 of 67
    Retain Mike to corkoman
    I was class of 64. My dad was a salesman for Ford and he let me drive his demonstrator on the weekends; probably not the best idea. That Fairlane with a 289 V-8 would do 0-60 in just under 10 seconds.
  • Christie Raising NJ Gas Tax 23 Cents Per Gallon

    06/28/2016 11:45:36 AM PDT · 4 of 67
    Retain Mike to Williams

    I did not need another reminder of just how old I am. In high school I paid a total of $.23 for a gallon of gas.

  • 'Horrific' First Amphibious Centipede Discovered

    06/28/2016 11:39:03 AM PDT · 9 of 43
    Retain Mike to C19fan

    In have a picture somewhere of this guy at some outpost in Vietnam holding up a dead centipede that is at least that long. There was a nice thought to contemplate along with the VC as you settled down in your foxhole for the night.

  • Marine Corps to Ban ‘Infantryman’

    06/28/2016 10:39:38 AM PDT · 48 of 64
    Retain Mike to PROCON; DesertRhino; lodi90; NorthMountain; areukiddingme1; Starboard; factoryrat; ...

    I believe discussions about women in combat should also consider Napoleon’s maxim that the moral is to the physical as three to one. Too often operations demand unpredictably and unimaginably exhausting brutality to achieve victory. Therefore, only the most severe restrictions on human behaviors and interactions can foster the required high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion required.

    Combat forms personnel into rigid, task oriented units. They then descend into a squalid cacophony of shrieking, cursing, sobbing, crashing dissonance to orchestrate the killing of other humans without hate or joy. These people continuously face extraordinary mental stress, and survive by acquiring the wisdom of wild animals that live in the moment without schedules for eating and sleeping. Resorting to war for national defense entails the ultimate Olympics of conflict occurring at the bleeding edge of existence where the unbelievable must become the possible. The many who think they are prepared physically are then overcome by those who are also psychologically annealed as individuals and as a unit.

    Human sexuality should never intrude into this alternate reality demanding trained killers subject to totalitarian leadership. There is no opportunity for imagined compatibility with the social alchemy popular in civilian life.

    This tragedy of women in combat provides another reason I now council men to never enter the armed forces. Social engineering that amalgamates feminist ideals everywhere has now become the over arching imperative to which all operational capabilities must submit.

  • East Coast states want to tax drivers’ travel, not their gas

    06/25/2016 6:40:20 PM PDT · 24 of 57
    Retain Mike to upchuck; BenLurkin; Celerity; Yaelle; kindred
    Here is my letter I sent to Oregon papers on GPS as used recently on the latest effort to collect the gas taxes.

    From: Retain Mike
    Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 12:16 PM
    To: Lars Larson (talk@larslarson.com)
    Subject: FW: Revised: O-DOT Plus GPS Equals KGB

    We appear to have resolved the issue of NSA unrestricted data collection, but the Soviet Union's KGB would have greatly profited from technology placing GPS devices in vehicles for gasoline taxes. The devices provide for limitless personal travel histories with real time and historical vehicle collocations. The KGB could have precisely monitored Known Intelligence Officer (KIO), and key employees with much reduced human resources.

    Consider Victor Sheymov who directed KGB cipher communications worldwide, and became the highest-ranking intelligence official to defect. Victor's first objective for escape was contacting a KIO. He circumvented multi-level surveillance included agents posing as foreigners, permanent listening and optical devises in restaurants and hotels, and stationary surveillance by Seventh Directorate "traffic officers" or agents in covert stations with powerful optics.

    Such elaborate, labor-intensive methods proved effective because the U.S.S.R. restricted foreign travel. Those from NATO countries could qualify for multiple surveillance teams, and planted vehicle homing devices. Restricted travel meant direction-monitoring towers provided real time vehicle locations. GPS monitoring allows achieving the same objectives without limiting travel.

    Just because you are not paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. Is this government intrusion warranted? Victor escaped the Soviet Union, but where do we go?

    Tower of Secrets by Victor Sheymov

  • IMF warns the US over high poverty

    06/24/2016 10:39:50 PM PDT · 42 of 46
    Retain Mike to Lorianne; Fungi; faithhopecharity; The Toll; econjack; ealgeone; Blood of Tyrants
    I found the below excerpt in this Huffington Post article.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-blumenthal/poverty-obesity_b_1417417.html

    Only a liberal could profess a surreal vision where people in poverty are also obese. Thank heavens my mind remains sufficiently healthy it can still reject such concepts.

    "To address this health crisis, attention must be focused on a key issue that lies at the core of the epidemic: the social inequities of obesity. A significant body of scientific evidence links poverty with higher rates of obesity. Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the most comprehensive study conducted thus far to document the nutritional status of the U.S. population, has found that low-income children and adolescents are more likely to be obese than their higher income counterparts [4]. Additionally, reports have shown a higher prevalence of obesity among low-income adults. One study revealed that more than one-third of adults who earn less than $15,000 annually were obese, as compared to 25 percent of those who earn more than $50,000 a year [5]. Visually, a compelling correlation emerges when comparing maps detailing poverty and obesity rates in the U.S."

  • Argentina calls for Falklands negotiations, Britain says no

    06/23/2016 5:39:13 PM PDT · 25 of 62
    Retain Mike to Olog-hai

    War is the ultimate negotiator, and there the answer was, “Hell no”.

  • Where have all the Tommys gone?

    06/23/2016 5:36:33 PM PDT · 108 of 112
    Retain Mike to jmacusa

    On that same subject you might find this article interesting.

    AR-15 Speaks!
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/ar15_speaks.html

  • Pope on death penalty: 'Thou shalt not kill' is absolute

    06/22/2016 8:35:48 AM PDT · 116 of 123
    Retain Mike to PeteePie

    Thank you. I sent an abridged version to the Philly paper.

  • Pope on death penalty: 'Thou shalt not kill' is absolute

    06/21/2016 5:48:26 PM PDT · 107 of 123
    Retain Mike to exit82
    I doubt you could pass a 200 level course at bible school without achieving that level of understanding. So he gets his ticket stamped at preacher school and then lives a life in willful ignorance to find acceptance within the secular world. So pathetic
  • Pope on death penalty: 'Thou shalt not kill' is absolute

    06/21/2016 5:28:14 PM PDT · 105 of 123
    Retain Mike to Rurudyne

    He probably has fifty years of experience with the church which in reality is one years of experience repeated fifty times.

  • Pope on death penalty: 'Thou shalt not kill' is absolute

    06/21/2016 2:09:43 PM PDT · 83 of 123
    Retain Mike to Phillyred; PeteePie; Fido969; PghBaldy; miliantnutcase; GregoTX; Rurudyne; faithhopecharity

    This Pope is typical of so many pastors and congregations committed to secular moral exhibitionism residing within the comforting light of the asymmetrical theological analysis as required for premeditated ignorance. Here we have a trade school graduate willfully rejecting even the most basic documents of his trade. However, I believe the Catholic Church will survive even his imbicility.

    Now contrast this position with that of C. S. Lewis, who experienced two world wars and a depression during his distinguished academic career. In terms of pure intelligence few surpassed him. After WW I Lewis entered Oxford as an undergraduate student, where he won a triple first; the highest honors in three areas of study. Such was the beginning of an outstanding career. As a Christian few have surpassed him for accurately tempering a superior intellect with the wondrous mystery of the Lord’s existence as absolute righteousness and absolute love resulting in perfect justice.

    He balanced those academic achievements with previous experiences from the trenches of WW I. As an Irishman, Lewis could not be drafted, but turned down a scholarship in 1917, and chose to volunteer. Lewis was commissioned while still 18, and was shipped to the front line near Arras, France. He joined Third Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry in the Somme valley on his 19th birthday. He was wounded by an exploding artillery shell in April 1918 and never returned to active service.

    The quote I remember comes from Mere Christianity, which included a compilation of radio addresses he gave from 1941 through 1944, and was later expanded into a book. He gave the radio addresses after experiencing the Blitz and the threat of Nazi invasion as well as trench warfare when a young man.

    “Does loving your enemy mean not punishing him? No, for loving myself does not mean that I ought not to subject myself to punishment – even to death. If one has committed a murder, the right Christian thing to do would be to give yourself up to the bench and be hanged. It is, therefore, in my opinion, perfectly right for a Christian judge to sentence a man to death or a Christian solder to kill an enemy. I always have thought so, ever since I became a Christian, and long before the war, and I still think so now that we are at peace. It is no good quoting “Thou shalt not kill.” There are two Greek words: the ordinary word to kill and the word to murder. And when the Christ quotes that commandment He uses the murder one in all three accounts, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. And I am told there is the same distinction in Hebrew. All killing is not murder any more than all sexual intercourse is adultery. When soldiers came to St. John the Baptist asking what to do, he never remotely suggested that they ought to leave the army: nor Christ when He met a Roman sergeant-major – what they call a centurion….. We may kill if necessary, but we must not hate or enjoy it.”

    For an introduction to reality, this Pope could see the distinction for the Hebrew of the Old Testament by simply reviewing Strong’s Concordance. The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” uses the word ratsach, which by my count appears 33 times in the Old Testament, and always refers to what our civil courts would interpret as a sub-set of first and second degree murder. I find two others words for kill and slay, muwth and harag, and three for destroy, shamad, shachath, and charam. These appear over 230 times and encompass all accounts of warfare and capital punishment. There is another word for killing a sacrifice, but I did not attempt to count its appearance.

    When faced with individuals such as this Pope who displays a clearly fledging intellect and mundane life experiences, I would always choose to take my council from people like C. S. Lewis. Lewis expressed a durable morality earned in ultimate bloody deluges and the great economic tragedy of the 20th century.

  • Ban on gay men giving blood 'discriminatory': Murray, Cantwell, other senators

    06/21/2016 1:36:31 PM PDT · 85 of 87
    Retain Mike to DiogenesLamp

    I think I get it now. I really did need that much help.

  • Sen. Reid: The NRA ‘Doesn’t Care About The Constitutional Rights’

    06/21/2016 11:05:15 AM PDT · 31 of 41
    Retain Mike to Lazamataz
    I have several letters saved in a Word file called NRA Treason. This article gave me another opportuity to send a letter to Wayne LaPierre and include the latest rank of dear Harry .

    The article below illustrates how the NRA has become an organization which will make any compromise necessary to retain an appearance of power within the cohort of Washington's elites who seek to become part of a latter day nobility. NRA support for Harry Reid (who voted with 45 other traitors to support the U.N. Small Arms Treaty), and over 60 incumbent House Democrats during the 2010 campaigns are unforgiveable examples of using political skills to increase acclaim among those possessing or seeking membership in the new aristocracy.

    I am disgusted that organizations such as the NRA that should have a clear understanding of Constitutional principles and ethics, could engage in such myopic, degraded Washington politics. Unflagging support of all Constitutional principles must be the litmus test for candidates and legislation, because no single Article in our Bill of Rights can be maintained independent of the others.

    Sen. Reid: The NRA Doesn't Care About The Constitutional Rights By Eric Scheiner | June 21, 2016 | 11:20 AM EDT
    (CNSNews.com) - Following the Senate rejection of a series of new gun control measures on Monday, Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D- Nev.) told fellow senators "the NRA doesn't care about you"; adding that the National Rifle Association doesn't care for the constituents of lawmakers and it doesn't care about the constitutional rights of the followers."

    "Here's a little secret for my Republican colleagues,"Reid said on the floor of the Senate Tuesday morning, "The NRA doesn't care about you. It doesn't care about your constituents, it doesn't care about the constitutional rights of the followers."

    "The NRA and its leadership care about two things: making money from gun manufacturers and making money from the NRA and selling more guns" Reid continued.

    "NRA wants manufacturers to be able to make more guns. Never enough. NRA wants to have more firearms sold. More guns sold means more money, more donations for their bottom line.

    "During times of crisis when Americans should be coming together to find these common sense solutions; what does NRA do? They raise every dollar they can by spreading lies and fomenting these conspiracy theories.

    "The mail is out folks - go to your mailbox, direct mail is their specialty. They can circulate false direct mailers to their followers. For example, Congress is trying to take away your guns or President Obama wants to confiscate your firearms" Reid said.

    Be assured The NRA will never receive any help from me beyond the gun club membership payment, which I am compelled to make. I will always have the greatest of contempt for you and your organization.

  • Ban on gay men giving blood 'discriminatory': Murray, Cantwell, other senators

    06/21/2016 9:25:10 AM PDT · 83 of 87
    Retain Mike to DiogenesLamp

    I guess I still need some help, because you again refer to female homosexual behavior and I am wondering about females having anal sex with males. I just don’t get that there is a difference between sodomy performed on a male or a female.

  • Ban on gay men giving blood 'discriminatory': Murray, Cantwell, other senators

    06/20/2016 10:05:16 PM PDT · 76 of 87
    Retain Mike to Faith Presses On

    That info is very helpful. Intuitively I would have never come up with that conclusion. So they exclude from the blood supply on the front end those donations which when tested would almost always prove defective.

  • Ban on gay men giving blood 'discriminatory': Murray, Cantwell, other senators

    06/20/2016 8:01:00 PM PDT · 72 of 87
    Retain Mike to E. Pluribus Unum
    I am thinking about heterosexual women who engage in anal sex with males.
  • Lifting U.S. curbs on gay blood donors seen years away: experts

    06/20/2016 6:48:09 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    Retain Mike to Faith Presses On; Enchante; fella; TribalPrincess2U

    As a regular blood donor, I have always wondered about that question related only to males. How come sodomy with females is never a problem? I admit I am clueless when it comes to medical issues, but with that vast understanding of medicine I would apply the question to sodomy with either sex. I sure wish someone would help my ignorance on this subject.

  • Ban on gay men giving blood 'discriminatory': Murray, Cantwell, other senators

    06/20/2016 6:44:54 PM PDT · 58 of 87
    Retain Mike to Faith Presses On; HarleyLady27; ResponseAbility; Kickass Conservative; DiogenesLamp; ...

    As a regular blood donor, I have always wondered about that question related only to males. How come sodomy with females is never a problem? I admit I am clueless when it comes to medical issues, but with my vast understanding of medicine I would apply the question to sodomy with either sex. I sure wish someone would help my ignorance on this subject.

  • Where have all the Tommys gone?

    06/17/2016 9:24:57 PM PDT · 104 of 112
    Retain Mike to archy; jmacusa
    You are certainly correct and I could have been more accurate if I had read Wikipedia carefully. I think the below sentence works.

    AR-15 is the Colt registered trademark for the ubiquitous civilian version of the military M-16 rifle. The key difference is the civilian version fires only semiautomatic.

    AR-15
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15

  • Where have all the Tommys gone?

    06/17/2016 9:18:30 AM PDT · 90 of 112
    Retain Mike to jmacusa

    Not that this will be definitive for dealing with a faith based position, but here goes.

    The AR-15 is not a military weapon, but the ubiquitous civilian version of the military M-16. The best legal thought at present says civilians should have access to firearms in common usage. Nothing is more commonly available than the AR-15.

    The Constitution was written in common language for common people. The most obvious interpretation of the Second Amendment, and that comma, would say that because every citizen is potentially a member of the militia, the access to firearms should not be restricted. The manifest understanding then of firearm possession is much more than use for personal protection and hunting. At this time the most reasonable extension of that basic thought would be to require the sort of firearms training required in Switzerland.

    Any other interpretation involves application of premeditated ignorance to arrive at a tortured, imbecilic rendering of the sentence.

  • Where have all the Tommys gone?

    06/17/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · 79 of 112
    Retain Mike to wrench

    Amen! My life would be impoverished otherwise.

  • Into the fight?

    06/15/2016 12:36:13 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    Retain Mike to vladimir998

    Thanks for the link. Great article.

  • Into the fight?

    06/15/2016 11:05:22 AM PDT · 1 of 20
    Retain Mike
    Discussion about women in combat should consider Napoleon’s maxim that the moral is to the physical as three to one. Combat forms personnel into rigid, task oriented units. They then descend into a squalid cacophony of shrieking, cursing, sobbing, crashing dissonance to orchestrate the killing of other humans without hate or joy. These people continuously face extraordinary mental stress, and survive by acquiring the wisdom of wild animals that live in the moment without schedules for eating and sleeping. Human sexuality should never intrude into this alternate reality demanding trained killers subject to totalitarian leadership. There is no opportunity for imagined compatibility with the social alchemy popular in civilian life.
  • Recommendations Canadian Whisky

    05/30/2016 11:08:53 PM PDT · 34 of 58
    Retain Mike to The Great RJ

    At least I have got my price on Johnnie Walker Black Label to compare to. When I got my Canadian money it was about $.85 on the $. You think though the exchange rate does not make up the difference?

  • Recommendations Canadian Whisky

    05/30/2016 8:45:59 PM PDT · 1 of 58
    Retain Mike
  • Transgender Issue Strikes Oregon Women’s Shelter

    05/29/2016 7:23:33 PM PDT · 59 of 60
    Retain Mike to hal ogen
    I certainly do not. I rely upon Dr. Lyle H. Rosstter who wrote The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.
  • Transgender Issue Strikes Oregon Women’s Shelter

    05/29/2016 2:39:37 PM PDT · 51 of 60
    Retain Mike to Dirt for sale

    I like the phrase “premeditated ignorance” as an alternative.

  • Mental Illness Should Not Drive Policy That Disrupts Thousands Of Years Of Moral Order

    05/26/2016 2:29:01 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    Retain Mike to Dilbert San Diego

    Thingking of your comment reminds me I sent this letter to the state office of the Republican Party.

    From: Retain Mike
    Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:00 AM
    To: Oregon Republican Letters (staff@orgop.org)
    Subject: Target and the LGBT Agenda

    I think the first question asked of office seekers this year will be whether they support the civil right to use which ever bathroom or locker room they feel fits their perception of gender. If someone says no then follow up questions will covey bewilderment and outrage that a negative answer could be possible, because a no answer represents the violation of the basic rights of a beleaguered minority. My letter below attempts to inject a type of thoughtful discussion into this issue I have not heard. However, I think it is really a pathetic effort in light of the Breitbart article linked to below which discusses the intent of initiatives. In that regard, I believe we have been here before.

    In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association decided to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Removal followed a two year campaign Newsweek described as ongoing disruptive, chaotic attacks on psychiatrists and physiologists. Yet throughout these disruptive attacks, no academic papers arose at conferences refuting any research previously done. Eventually onslaughts forced sufficient abstentions, under-votes, and apprehensive responses for a third of APA’s 17,000 plus membership to approve removal.

    Now states have laws against employing the highly successful therapies dealing with this mental disorder.

    LETTER:
    Representations about men entering women’s bathrooms and lockers rooms are asymmetrical. Points questioning the inclusivity of transgenderism are considered abhorrent. This approach results in a random walk through reflective life. When comforting lights from popular expressions drive decisions, no opportunity remains to consider insights such that as from John Hopkins.

    Their Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit conducted candidates through a lengthy preparation process resulting in gender reassignment surgery. Study caused them to question benefits and they eliminated the practice in 1979. Dr. Paul R. McHugh says, “that transgenderism is a mental disorder that merits treatment….and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder….These policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

    Women are terribly uncomfortable with a mercurial revelation that they believe violates their inherent natural right to feel safe and private in their persons. Considering John Hopkins’ experience with reassignment surgery, why shouldn’t their concerns be superior when weighed against an initiative unproven to benefit and possibly enabling a mental hardship?

    LINKS:

    Bathroom Wars’ Goal: Humiliate the American Normal Majority
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/23/bathroom-wars-humiliate-normal-majority/

    Continuing to Stand for Inclusivity (go about half way down the page)
    https://corporate.target.com/article/2016/04/target-stands-inclusivity#sf45842864https://corporate.target.com/article/2016/04/target-stands-inclusivity#sf45842864

    Action of APA to remove homosexuality from list of disorders DSM
    Link: http://conservativecolloquium.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/homosexual-activists-intimidate-american-psychiatric-association-into-removing-homosexuality-from-list-of-disorders/

    How the American Psychiatric Association Went Gay
    http://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-american-psychiatric-association.html

    Homosexuality and Sexual Orientation Disturbance: Proposed Change in DSM-II, 6th Printing, page 44
    http://www.torahdec.org/Downloads/DSM-II_Homosexuality_Revision.pdf

    The APA Decision
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+APA+decision+December+1973%3A+declassification+of+homosexuality+as...-a094598255

    Exposed: The Myth That Psychiatry Has Proven That Homosexual Behavior Is Normal
    http://traditionalvalues.org/content/article/30884/Exposed:%20The%20Myth%20That%20Psychiatry%20Has%20Proven%20That%20Homosexual%20Behavior%20Is%20Normal

    HOPKINS MEDICAL NEWS: Sexual Healing
    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/W99/top.html

    Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change

    Surgical Sex - Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations
    http://www.firstthings.com/article/2004/11/surgical-sex

  • Mental Illness Should Not Drive Policy That Disrupts Thousands Of Years Of Moral Order

    05/26/2016 2:20:16 PM PDT · 19 of 28
    Retain Mike to Blood of Tyrants

    I found this fact carefully explained in The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. MD

  • Mental Illness Should Not Drive Policy That Disrupts Thousands Of Years Of Moral Order

    05/26/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · 18 of 28
    Retain Mike to russbart; lacrew; Little Ray; Dilbert San Diego
    This is the latest letter I wrote on the subject. It is interesting that the Washington Times published the letter, but no papers in Oregon. I think the links are the better part.

    From: Retain Mike
    Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 3:21 PM
    To: ‘yourletters@washingtontimes.com
    Subject: Oregon Transgender Policy

    The Oregon Department of Education presented their policy interpretation allowing men to enter women's bathrooms and lockers rooms based on current gender feelings. This asymmetrical approach results in a random walk through reflective life. When comforting lights of popular expressions drive decisions, no opportunity remains to consider insights such that as from John Hopkins.

    At one time their Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit conducted candidates through a lengthy preparation process culminating with gender reassignment surgery. Study caused them to question whether any emotional resolution was achieved and they eliminated the practice in 1979. Dr. Paul R. McHugh says, "that transgenderism is a mental disorder that merits treatment". These policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention."

    Shouldn't transgenderism first be assessed as a medical issue? Women are terribly uncomfortable with a mercurial revelation that they believe violates their inherent natural right to feel safe and private in their persons. This policy provides many the opportunities to indulge in deviant impulses. The policy thrusts a few into intimate political theater where they portray a feeble caricature of a woman, but without evidence of benefit to their psychological condition. Considering John Hopkins' experience with reassignment surgery, shouldn't this radical transformation of society await careful review?

    Oregon lays out sweeping protections for transgender students
    http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/05/oregon_lays_out_sweeping_prote.html#incart_river_mobile_home_pop

    HOPKINS MEDICAL NEWS: Sexual Healing
    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/W99/top.html

    Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change

    Surgical Sex - Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations
    http://www.firstthings.com/article/2004/11/surgical-sex

  • We’ve lost perspective on what Memorial Day means

    05/25/2016 9:55:41 PM PDT · 13 of 16
    Retain Mike to pboyington; ConservativeStatement; bigbob; Pelham; AlaskaErik
    From this link you will see that Musgrove’s in Eugene Oregon will sponsor observances at four locations. I can still wear the Navy service dress blue uniform I had tailored in Newport RI when I graduated from OCS in 1969. I always attend the service at Springfield Memorial Gardens and have always been pleased with the quality of their effort.

    The picture of decorating graves at Arlington reminds me that was my son’s assignment the year he preformed security duty at the Marine base at 8th and I.

    Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries
    http://www.musgroves.com/events.cfm#memorial-day

  • A conservative Christian Libertarian on Bruce Jenner's sickness

    05/21/2016 11:23:39 AM PDT · 9 of 16
    Retain Mike to mainestategop; Yaelle; pepsionice; Mr. Mojo
    Here are the best links I have found so far on the subject.

    HOPKINS MEDICAL NEWS: Sexual Healing
    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/W99/top.html

    Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change

    Surgical Sex - Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations
    http://www.firstthings.com/article/2004/11/surgical-sex

    A Former Transgender Person’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive
    http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/16/a-former-transgender-persons-take-on-obamas-bathroom-directive/