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Old 02-13-2014, 05:01 PM   #1881
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Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. - H. L. Mencken

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Old 02-14-2014, 11:35 PM   #1882
That didn't last long... Flyers during Shero's era!
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“The idea...that our professional military men and women train for years without knowing whether they will ever have to actually carry out their missions to the fullest extent of their abilities is the very heart of what service is all about. Heroes aren't designated in advance. Everyone must always be ready to execute.

In my experience, it's always the greatest heroes who claim they never did anything beyond what any of their buddies would have done in the same situation. Our training and our culture breed that response into us all, no matter what war we were part of. You train yourself to a standard and thereby make yourself interchangeable with others who share the same standard. And that gives everyone an equal claim to the pride that goes with having served your country.”
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“The idea...that our professional military men and women train for years without knowing whether they will ever have to actually carry out their missions to the fullest extent of their abilities is the very heart of what service is all about. Heroes aren't designated in advance. Everyone must always be ready to execute.



In my experience, it's always the greatest heroes who claim they never did anything beyond what any of their buddies would have done in the same situation. Our training and our culture breed that response into us all, no matter what war we were part of. You train yourself to a standard and thereby make yourself interchangeable with others who share the same standard. And that gives everyone an equal claim to the pride that goes with having served your country.”

― Marcus Luttrell : Navy Seal

Fantastic. I have read both his books and have had the Honor to meet him.


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" When that hotshot Jet Jockey has to punch out over enemy held territory, and he's hiding in a muddy hole covered with Palm leaves, who do you think his best friend is? ME, cause I'm the guy who's job it is to go into that contested territory, under enemy Fire 9 out of 10 times, and pull him out so he doesn't get Dragged by his toenails to the Hanoi Hilton so The left in our own country can Ridicule him,..and when he gets on my bird, he's smiling at me an babbling so much he pees and craps himself at the same time! That's when I put a Candy bar in his pocket and a cigarette in his mouth and tell him WELCOME BACK" - USAF Warrant Officer Ross Carver to Capt. Bart Clarke, from the Book( and later the Movie) BAT-21...


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" Why isn't Eric Holder concerned about Anthony's weiner or Barney's frank, for that matter ? "
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Civil Disobedience-wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience. Oppression breeds Rebellion
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Here are a few good ones from my Grandaddy.

"Bad things are going to happen, it's your job to overcome them."

"Don't change yourself to make someone happy, unless that someone is you."

"Never believe you're the smartest person in the room"

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