Posts by Retain Mike

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  • Did You Catch Navy's Swipe At Army's Commie-Loving Graduate?

    12/11/2017 6:55:17 PM PST · 7 of 33
    Retain Mike to Road Warrior ¬Ď04; Kaslin

    Its time to bring back fragging.

  • Report: Current Budget Fight Hints at Long-Term Battle Between Pentagon and Budget Hawks

    12/08/2017 9:53:35 AM PST · 3 of 5
    Retain Mike to Gen.Blather

    How pathetic. That is right in line with the way social engineering has taken over any thought of excellence in finding the best capable personnel for combat operations.

  • Report: Current Budget Fight Hints at Long-Term Battle Between Pentagon and Budget Hawks

    12/08/2017 8:46:58 AM PST · 1 of 5
    Retain Mike
    I found this article of interest because of the table about federal expenditures at the White House website.

    I like to go to the percent of outlays and compare 1964 and present. Notice defense spending falls continuously throughout Vietnam and thereafter (from 46.2% to 15.4%), while direct payments to individuals (from 24.5% to 59.1%) skyrockets.

    Of course, 1964 marks the birth of Johnson’s Great Society/War on Poverty, and there has been a continuous follow on of incestuous, inbred, imbecilic, morally vacuous policy offspring ever since. Therefore, I like to say the Arsenal of Democracy has turned into just another Gulag of Dependency.

    Federal Budget Historical Tables (OMB) Table 6.1 http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals

  • French ambassador uses Pearl Harbor Day to blast U.S. for betraying France in 1930s

    12/07/2017 5:34:00 PM PST · 86 of 126
    Retain Mike to ameribbean expat; FreedomPoster

    I think it was Jodl at his Nuremberg trial who said he was scared to death that the French would move a single division into the Rhineland and crush their attempted militarization.

  • Pope Francis Calls for Lord's Prayer to be Altered as Current Wording Suggests God....

    12/07/2017 5:25:19 PM PST · 10 of 125
    Retain Mike to marshmallow

    My wife’s best friend says nothing scares her more than her free will. Not leading us into temptation seems like an acknowledgement of our frailty. That is also the reason I never pray for patience. I have trials of sufficient severity as it is.

  • Report on the Collision Between USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and Fishing Vessel Nam Yang 502

    12/04/2017 11:50:53 AM PST · 32 of 40
    Retain Mike to BwanaNdege

    That makes so much sense.

  • Report on the Collision Between USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and Fishing Vessel Nam Yang 502

    12/04/2017 10:50:44 AM PST · 21 of 40
    Retain Mike to VietVet876

    I remember seeing those destroyers tied up in Yokosuka. I was onboard an LST homeported there from May 1970 through December 1971. I qualified as OOD(F) and cannot imagine how any OOD would not miss that vessel. That sounds like T-boning another car in a parking lot with yours.

  • Report on the Collision Between USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and Fishing Vessel Nam Yang 502

    12/04/2017 9:46:01 AM PST · 1 of 40
    Retain Mike
    Here is a report of a collision in the Western Pacific involving another surface combatant. These reports give me flashbacks about my close calls, but I also get to remember everything turned out OK. Praise the Lord.
  • Religious Freedom on Trial: Pray for Jack Phillips and the U.S. Supreme Court

    12/01/2017 6:39:05 PM PST · 6 of 14
    Retain Mike to Maudeen; RKBA Democrat; dynachrome

    I now send this letter every July on the anniversary of their last ruling. In my opinion, if you are involved in some form of personal expression such as baking a cake, singing, wedding photo shoot, etc. then religious expression takes precedent. If you are filing an order at McDonalds then you go ahead and serve the gay couple.

    The 2015 gay marriage ruling means equal legal protection excludes tens of millions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers who consider classical scholarship finds homosexual relationships separate people from God. The Bible continually speaks of the character, identity, and purpose of God; identifying Him as masculine and humans as feminine in relation to Him. After creating all things, He created the covenant of heterosexual marriage to example the unconditional love relationship He desires with humanity. Without disturbing the spiritual quality of marriage, equal protection could have been maintained by civil contract with the elegant, endless expressions legislators enjoy.

    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….”

    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 excluding “free exercise thereof”.

    The country has so departed from first principles that a woman can express herself in the adult film industry, but cannot operate 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

    Wayne Cordeiro
    https://www.facebook.com/pastorwaynecordeiro/posts/10153325310351210

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

  • Army probes criticism of Green Beret training.

    12/01/2017 3:19:52 PM PST · 5 of 25
    Retain Mike to Chode
    That reminded me To send this annual letter. The Tragedy of Women in Combat

    As of December 2015, infantry, mechanized and armored regimental combat teams became bureaucratic toys for those imagining equal opportunity and affirmative action could coexist with warriors enduring the brutality imperative for victory.

    In combat operations only the most severe restrictions on human emotions and behaviors can foster the uniquely understood high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion. Human sexuality cannot intrude into this authoritarian meritocracy where only those displaying the greatest savagely can win.

    At the point of collision, our troops face situations requiring exceptional physical capabilities and unbelievably sacrificial, primitive and intimate relations. They continuously face extraordinary stress punctuated by killing other humans within inherently chaotic and brittle environments.

    National defense through war involves the ultimate Olympics. There is much less excuse for merging men and women into this hideous ordeal than exists for combining the athletic competitions every four years.

    Institutional memories no longer exist for fighting ferocious, shrewd enemies such as Germans, Japanese, Chinese, and North Vietnamese, who utilized a full array of modern weapons. As this tragedy unfolds remember the quote that, “Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”.

  • C.S. Lewis: From atheist to devout believer

    11/29/2017 9:10:46 AM PST · 14 of 15
    Retain Mike to RoosterRedux; Don Corleone; DoodleDawg; V K Lee; Ouchthatonehurt

    I specially like C. S. Lewis as a fellow veteran, who experienced two world wars, the depression, and a distinguished academic career. 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.

    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.

  • Is your local government office not displaying the official portrait of President Trump?

    11/26/2017 8:03:37 PM PST · 43 of 45
    Retain Mike to MAGA2017

    The VA Medical Center in Eugene Oregon says there is no official Trump photo, so they had to take one off the internet. It is not flattering.

  • POLL: Do you watch NFL football?

    11/24/2017 9:11:08 AM PST · 56 of 77
    Retain Mike to Jeff Chandler

    The NFL Players Association website makes it easy to leave a message. I left the below thought, and I think even the most obtuse could figure out I didn’t watch a Thanksgiving game.

    “When America’s fallen come from the Middle East they arrive at Dover Air Force Base in caskets covered with a star-spangled banner. When they are buried the flag is removed, elegantly folded, and given to a spouse, child, sibling, or parent.

    You stand for the National Anthem. You kneel to pray for the country. Doing otherwise identifies you as feckless, arrogant, self-absorbed. Whatever cause or grievance you think you have becomes squalid and frivolous.

    I remember a time when success was defined in terms of marriage, raising kids, career, etc. Now there is an alternative definition. Success means convincing others to adjust their behavior for the emotional damage people have decided to inflict upon themselves because of some apparent slight.

    Success is then defined as forcing others into codependent relationships, instead of joining those who move through and around the same issues to achieve a traditional definition of success. Your association has decided to take its place to support victory for this type of mutilated relationship.”

  • Did you miss me? Let the NFL Players Association know what you did without them on Thanksgiving was.

    11/23/2017 9:08:46 PM PST · 30 of 47
    Retain Mike to gunsequalfreedom; Balding_Eagle; ThomasSawyer; GnuThere; Professional; MtnClimber; PCPOET7; ...

    I left the below message. I think even the most obtuse could figure out I didn’t watch the game.

    When America’s fallen come from the Middle East they arrive at Dover Air Force Base in caskets covered with a star-spangled banner. When they are buried the flag is removed, elegantly folded, and given to a spouse, child, sibling, or parent.

    You stand for the National Anthem. You kneel to pray for the country. Doing otherwise identifies you as feckless, arrogant, self-absorbed. Whatever cause or grievance you think you have becomes squalid and frivolous.

    I remember a time when success was defined in terms of marriage, raising kids, career, etc. Now there is an alternative definition. Success means convincing others to adjust their behavior for the emotional damage people have decided to inflict upon themselves because of some apparent slight.

    Success is then defined as forcing others into codependent relationships, instead of joining those who move through and around the same issues to achieve a traditional definition of success. Your association has decided to take its place to support victory for this type of mutilated relationship.

  • Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket...

    11/16/2017 7:39:52 PM PST · 27 of 35
    Retain Mike to Morgana

    One of the greatest privileges I had was meeting at the Springfield Oregon Veterans Parade a Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant in the service dress blues he wore on his last day of active duty. He enlisted in the Corps in 1936. He said his proudest time was getting his entire unit back from the Chosin Reservoir.

  • I Was Verbally Abused And Humiliated By My Army Drill Sergeant in 1969 (*SOB*)

    11/14/2017 10:01:33 PM PST · 85 of 137
    Retain Mike to mass55th

    I an soooo humiliated. I think I will have to find my safe zone.

  • I Was Verbally Abused And Humiliated By My Army Drill Sergeant in 1969 (*SOB*)

    11/14/2017 9:33:56 PM PST · 73 of 137
    Retain Mike to PROCON

    In the eighth grade I had volleyball in PE. If I hit the ball with a closed hand Mr. Hungerford hit my behind with a paddle. I have never been the same again in the intervening 58 years.

  • Cheerleaders who touched off anthem uproar at Kennesaw State regain chance to protest

    11/11/2017 1:54:29 PM PST · 76 of 78
    Retain Mike to Bryanw92
    That reminds me of the letter I send out on July 4. I have even got that one published a couple times.

    On July 4 we recognize the Declaration of Independence defining the American Dream as inalienable natural rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution establishes a government embodying these rights by promoting the general welfare, and securing 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 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, 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 above, while obscuring subservience to administrative laws and regulations vastly increasing their power. Their legislation and rules negate our Bill of Rights confiscating intangible human freedoms for these apparitions.

    Such devices 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 law until proved guilty. Administrative laws and regulations, like Roman Civil Law, subject people to government penalties and restrictions until they find legal means to extricate themselves.

    People now routinely make unconscious Faustian like bargains to exchange their human essence for illusions of material comfort. However, true freedom requires uncompromising adherence to American ideals of inherent, intangible natural rights.

    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

  • Cheerleaders who touched off anthem uproar at Kennesaw State regain chance to protest

    11/11/2017 12:25:30 PM PST · 70 of 78
    Retain Mike to Bryanw92

    I certainly don’t disagree with anything you said. I got to the end of the one thought and decided that brevity might help the letter get published. It didn’t.

  • Cheerleaders who touched off anthem uproar at Kennesaw State regain chance to protest

    11/11/2017 9:37:00 AM PST · 58 of 78
    Retain Mike to TaxPayer2000; cherry; akalinin; SauronOfMordor

    I remember a time when success was defined in terms of marriage, raising kids, career, etc. Now there is an alternative definition. Success means convincing others to adjust their behavior for the emotional damage you have decided to inflict upon yourself because of some apparent slight. Success is then defined as forcing others into codependent relationships, instead of joining those who move through and around the same issues to achieve a traditional definition of success.