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Posts by WildBillArthur

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  • CLAIM: Prince Harry is going to WAR in Iraq...

    12/26/2006 5:26:48 PM PST · 11 of 141
    WildBillArthur to dogbyte12

    Good for him. Leadership from the front. I respect it and his comrades will respect it. Especially if he acts like one of the guys.

    They are desparate to kill any US or Brits, royalty or not. I dont really think it will effect things as much as you think.

  • Meatpacking raids: A victim's story

    12/13/2006 7:25:39 PM PST · 31 of 52
    WildBillArthur to Lizavetta

    You are correct. I would bet if a person came in who the company suspected was an illegal, but the person had a SSN and drivers liscence, the company could be sued for NOT hiring them because of discrimination.

    Just like teachers are forbidden to check the facts on any more then 2% of free lunch applications. 98% of those who apply can not be checked out.

  • Arrest exposes sect's slave-like polygamy trade (FLDS families relying on your tax dollars)

    09/04/2006 11:51:11 AM PDT · 8 of 118
    WildBillArthur to Clintonfatigued

    We can realize it all day, but the fact is, he is not a member of our church, so what do you want us to do? They are in no way affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


    07/05/2005 9:38:28 PM PDT · 11 of 63
    WildBillArthur to orionblamblam

    I just wish that it was true. If only our government secretly did have it all together like that...

  • Vets applaud skipper of nuclear submarine in fatal crash

    07/05/2005 9:35:56 PM PDT · 65 of 65
    WildBillArthur to ryan71

    So obviously they need to put a windshield on the subs. DUH!

  • Mystery of the smiling Buddha that arrived as a gift from the tsunami

    05/30/2005 8:30:49 PM PDT · 6 of 24
    WildBillArthur to cynblogger

    Who was this mysterious expert that arrived on the scene so quickly. Maybe he was a gift of the tsunami too.

    BTW, tell them to be on the lookout for my wallet. I lost it on the Topsail Island, NC beach when I was in 7th grade, but somehow I feel it is still out there. Somewhere.

  • Vets applaud skipper of nuclear submarine in fatal crash

    05/30/2005 2:12:51 PM PDT · 32 of 65
    WildBillArthur to El Gran Salseron

    Right, when I was at USNA, I dont remember any lectures about how the Captain is responsible for whatever happens on his ship, with or without his knowledge, unless his map doesnt show something.

    I am pretty surprised actually that the Navy seems to be changing to the "nobody is at fault for anything" mentality of some civilian companies. At least he didnt go with the "its really the Chief's fault" defense.

    That being said, if he acted properly, then he has nothing to fear. Stuff gets broken in training and in war. It just happens. He is still responsible, but if he had done all he was supposed to then it should be one of those dont do this again type things I would think. And no, I am not a submariner. Semper Fi.

  • Why Guantanamo Bay?

    05/25/2005 7:55:50 AM PDT · 38 of 39
    WildBillArthur to An Old Marine

    "There is this little group called the Marine Corps that has been hanging around Gitmo for a long time now.

    In fact 600 Marines took it from the Spanish in 1898 and it has been a Naval facility ever since. Today there is a 'rump' battalion of Marines guarding the Gitmo perimeter."

    Semper Fi Old Marine! (I was being sarcastic in my post.)

  • Why Guantanamo Bay?

    05/24/2005 7:36:32 AM PDT · 9 of 39
    WildBillArthur to Guillermo

    There is this little group called the Marine Corps that has been hanging around Gitmo for a long time now.

  • Market in place for meat goats

    05/23/2005 8:16:54 PM PDT · 28 of 135
    WildBillArthur to cyborg

    "Hopefully they won't befall the same factory farm, abusive condition as the cow and pig."

    Yeh, did you see that on CBS right after the bit about global warming and bat boy.

    Since I grew up on a corporate style hog farm as did my wife, I can tell you that they arnt treated all that bad first off. Secondly, we arnt talking about wilber from Charlotte's web here, hogs are nasty mean creatures. They treat each other much worse then I ever treated them and they would do that in the woods or the ritz carlton as soon as they will in the hog house. Like anything else, there is the occasional A-hole that abuses his animals, but that is the exception, not the rule. I wasnt raised to do that sort of thing, plus, it costs a farmer money whenever the hogs get stressed out and die. Its not worth it.

  • Pro wrestler Flair's son at center of prep mat melee

    05/03/2005 6:19:08 PM PDT · 7 of 24
    WildBillArthur to upchuck




  • Father arrested over objections to homosexual curriculum in sonís kindergarten class.

    04/28/2005 10:14:11 AM PDT · 206 of 335
    WildBillArthur to twigs

    "No because once vouchers are introduced to private schools, the feds will be able to enforce this kind of thing there too. No vouchers."

    You are correct. Better then vouchers, return all tax money to everyone that was previously spent on education and if you have kids, pay for it out of that. Privitize the whole thing.

    Areas of the country where people cant control their children will soon not be able to find schools for their unruley monsters. We can then close the border because we will have cheap labor again. There will develop a disipline renassance among parents as they discover that training their kids is their responsibility, not every one elses. Those who dont figure that out, will reap what they sow.

    And best of all, the free market ecomemny will produce better schools and more options. You can send your kid to Rainbow Brite elementry or He-Man high, its your choice, just like at Walmart, store brand or name brand....

  • Hillary's Energy Plan: BURN OLD TIRES! (YIKES!!!)

    04/28/2005 9:46:08 AM PDT · 35 of 81
    WildBillArthur to All

    I do think that this is perhaps the only thing she has ever done that is close to being sane actually. I'm sure if she realized that she would oppose herself.

    Now before you all get nuts, lets clarify what I mean, if there was a way to burn it more completely, with an afterburner or whatever and clean the exhaust to the point that it wasnt irresponsible, I think it could be a good idea. We have tons of tires all over the place and lots are being buried. This should go for most household garbage too. We need to start burning this trash (in a clean fashion) and use its energy. We are probably the only country in the world that does not burn our garbage and I can promise you they aren't worrying about emmissions. Japan burns all their trash, you have to sort out the cans and non flamable stuff like that. Its a big deal and kinda a pain but you get used to it. If your area recycles, then you wouldnt notice a change.

    Farmers operate incenorators to destroy dead animals. I have used one my parents farm myself. If you can burn a 270 lb hog to a hand full of dust, while producing minimal smoke, I think it is possible to do this and keep it somewhat clean. The incenorator uses an afterburner in the exhaust stack. What I would propose is to use the exhaust stack as a preheater for a steam cycle, so the afterburner is not just wasting energy. Obviously, this would require natural gas or diesel to fuel the afterburner and also to kick up the heat in the main burner, but would give it extreamly good 'gas milage' for a power plant since much or most of the energy would come from the trash/tires. I think it would be cool to design an exhaust system to do this. The key is getting it really, really hot, the hotter it burns, the cleaner. And as a positive asside, the more potential for thermal efficiency from the steam cycle.

  • Titan 4 finally fueled for secret satellite launch

    04/28/2005 7:56:47 AM PDT · 4 of 23
    WildBillArthur to Phantom Lord

    SHHHHH! Its a secret!

  • Army Officer Acquitted of Raping Soldier In Her Barracks Room (Jennifer Dyer)

    04/27/2005 8:16:17 PM PDT · 30 of 59
    WildBillArthur to org.whodat

    Maybe you guys need to do some searching. it is very common some rediculous number of young people have it and they dont always get it like you think they do. Its the same virus that causes cold sores, so yes, most folks probably get cold sores from time to time, just not there, but lots have the virus already.

    Anyways, he shouldnt have been sleeping around on his wife, but I have news for you, this is what happened when they let all the women in the military. They are all to busy getting busy to focus on work. I had all kinds of problems with my Marines. It isnt going away as long as 18 year olds have harmones and you have a co-ed force. Doesnt make it right.... Personally, I managed to keep my zipper secured just fine.

  • Recruiting: Put the Warrior Back into Society

    04/26/2005 10:24:16 AM PDT · 9 of 42
    WildBillArthur to strategofr

    Interesting, I first thought of Sparta and that this was probably going to be a kooky tin-foil helmet article.

    However, the idea has merit. As I recall, all male citizens were expected to be part of our countries militia by our founding fathers. A little physical training, orienteering, shooting and maybe some kung fu classes in school wouldnt hurt anything and it would let some kids find out that they really like that sort of thing. They should tie it back in with the concepts of duty to your county and maybe have them read the constitution, if that isnt banned by some judge somewhere. It would also benifit the police departments and other law enforcement. I was always facinated at how many new recurits and officers I met in the military that had never even touched a gun prior to signing up. Its sad really.

    I hate to point this out, but the Marines dont have nearly the problems the Army does with their quotas, mostly because they have the "maybe you can be one of us" attitude vs. "Army of one???" Of course we have fewer seats to fill, so I'll give them that.

  • Naval Academy? Looking for advice and experience. (Vanity)

    04/26/2005 8:43:58 AM PDT · 52 of 76
    WildBillArthur to Paratrooper

    From even the greatest trees, a few bad apples must fall. ha ha.

    Perot was probably not one of those however. I dont understand the thing with the election, but he was pretty much the man when he was at the academy. Apparently he did ok for himself after that too. Supposedly Carter did well in the Navy, just lost his mind after that.

    I wouldnt say that most graduates are democrats. I sure didnt get a democrat feel when I was there. Actually both Clintoon and Algore really showed their butts when they came to visit. Clintoon had more security on us then I thought was necessary. He had us all metal detected/strip searched before we could go hear his dumb talk and snipers on the freaking roof tops. I kid you not.

    President G.W. Bush came to speak to the familys of the Marines about to go over the border into Iraq when I was stationed at Camp Lejeune and there was not anywhere near that amount of security. I guess he trusts his military.

  • Naval Academy? Looking for advice and experience. (Vanity)

    04/26/2005 8:20:43 AM PDT · 46 of 76
    WildBillArthur to JCEccles
    Yeh, I think he'll be ok in that respect. All I had other then the hiking and stuff in scouting is that I ran on my own. If he does that make sure he tells them. They want to see that he can make himself PT without someone else making him.

    Like someone else said, the drive comes from within himself. With me, I wanted to make my family proud, but I did it because thats what I wanted to do. We started out with a class of 1250 and graduated 870 or so. So there is a pretty high attrition rate.
  • Did Marine Murder Two Iraqis? Hearing To Weigh Evidence

    04/26/2005 8:13:59 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    WildBillArthur to mel

    He cant run as a democrat unless he shot them in the back. Somehow, I doubt he'd want to go do that anyways.

    Dont get too fired up yet. Like the other guy said, this is to cover everyones 6. If he is found not guilty of anything at this hearing, then its over. If they just didnt do anything about it it would be on 60 minutes for ever. I have my own feelings about it that basically revolve around "he shot a terrorist, what was the problem again" but the military law system is not the same as the kook liberal legal system the civilians have to endure.

  • Naval Academy? Looking for advice and experience. (Vanity)

    04/26/2005 8:01:53 AM PDT · 39 of 76
    WildBillArthur to bert

    Yes, however it is not a requirement. I had played no sports at all in high school. Eagle scout countered that for me I think. They are looking at the total package and if that package just sits around on the couch muching on ho-hos and paying nintendo, thats not exactly what they are looking for. You dont get to do that until you are a sophmore. ha ha.