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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #330 on: April 09, 2016, 05:09:53 am »
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/04/07/near-isis-front-us-marine-artillerymen-fire-everyday/82748578/

So, my son is in that group (we were told he was being deployed to Kuwait).  The guy that got killed was my son's boss.  So far, Ian is pretty frosty about the whole thing.

Jesus. Hoping for the best. It's a travesty that they didn't even tell you. Is that sort of thing typical? I guess he must not have gotten much notice either.

It's an operational security thing.  If it gave them the chance to sneak in and fuck Mosul up really badly while everyone's watching Donald Trump beat his chest, so much the better.  Better chance of success, and a better chance of my kid staying in one piece.  Loose lips, etc.

My problem is that the operation has one of those media-ready names, Operation <adjective><patriotic noun> names (Operation Inherent Resolve in this case), which tells me we're going to fuck it up badly.

Of course, as the British can tell you, the two ways to get the public behind an unpopular war is a great big victory or a tragic forlorn hope defeat.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #331 on: April 09, 2016, 05:11:16 am »
I am, as always, in awe of the beings such as your son Roger, who allow us to live how we do, and put forth their own existence as collateral.

By holding down brown people while we take their shit, if we're going to speak plainly.

Although in this case, it looks like an honest attempt to defeat ISIS by forcing an actual head on confrontation.
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« Reply #332 on: April 09, 2016, 05:12:03 am »
Yeah, the Pentagon has been super fucking shitty with regards to telling people where their relatives actually are.  :sad:

I could have gone without knowing that his flank support consists entirely of Iraqi infantry, on both sides.
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« Reply #333 on: April 09, 2016, 05:12:46 am »
Shit, I'm sorry to hear that Roger.

Thanks.  Ian himself is doing fine, it's just a bit of a shock finding out he's been in combat for 19 days when we had expected him to be sitting in a pile of sand fleas in Kuwait.  Needless to say, his mother is beside herself, having seen what ISIS does to prisoners.

Good to hear Ian is doing okay.

He's on the battery staff table, he only gets hurt if the whole unit gets wiped.  But thank you.
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« Reply #334 on: April 09, 2016, 05:13:11 am »
Shit, I'm sorry to hear that Roger.

Thanks.  Ian himself is doing fine, it's just a bit of a shock finding out he's been in combat for 19 days when we had expected him to be sitting in a pile of sand fleas in Kuwait.  Needless to say, his mother is beside herself, having seen what ISIS does to prisoners.

I make a point of never watching that shit, just on the off chance that my brother ends up in that particular sandbox anytime soon. Can I send cookies their way?

Unfortunately, I don't have a means by which to send him anything yet.  This was all kept secret until a day or two ago, so I don't have a mailing address.

If and when, ping me. I know shipping restrictions can be pretty tight.

I will certainly do so.
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« Reply #335 on: April 09, 2016, 05:24:48 am »
Shit, I'm sorry to hear that Roger.

Thanks.  Ian himself is doing fine, it's just a bit of a shock finding out he's been in combat for 19 days when we had expected him to be sitting in a pile of sand fleas in Kuwait.  Needless to say, his mother is beside herself, having seen what ISIS does to prisoners.

Good to hear Ian is doing okay.

He's on the battery staff table, he only gets hurt if the whole unit gets wiped.  But thank you.

What's a battery staff table? 
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


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« Reply #336 on: April 09, 2016, 05:33:08 am »
Shit, I'm sorry to hear that Roger.

Thanks.  Ian himself is doing fine, it's just a bit of a shock finding out he's been in combat for 19 days when we had expected him to be sitting in a pile of sand fleas in Kuwait.  Needless to say, his mother is beside herself, having seen what ISIS does to prisoners.

Good to hear Ian is doing okay.

He's on the battery staff table, he only gets hurt if the whole unit gets wiped.  But thank you.

What's a battery staff table?

The guys that plot the solutions for the artillery fire (ie, tells the guns where to aim).  He runs the communications side of it, both radio and electronic.
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« Reply #337 on: April 09, 2016, 08:23:11 am »
Fuck, Roger. Just saw this on FaceSpace. Hoping for the best, man.

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« Reply #338 on: April 09, 2016, 02:05:58 pm »
Sup weirdos, what'd I miss?
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« Reply #339 on: April 09, 2016, 04:31:12 pm »
Shit, I'm sorry to hear that Roger.

Thanks.  Ian himself is doing fine, it's just a bit of a shock finding out he's been in combat for 19 days when we had expected him to be sitting in a pile of sand fleas in Kuwait.  Needless to say, his mother is beside herself, having seen what ISIS does to prisoners.

Good to hear Ian is doing okay.

He's on the battery staff table, he only gets hurt if the whole unit gets wiped.  But thank you.

What's a battery staff table?

The guys that plot the solutions for the artillery fire (ie, tells the guns where to aim).  He runs the communications side of it, both radio and electronic.

Neat!
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

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Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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« Reply #340 on: April 09, 2016, 05:52:17 pm »
Fuck, Roger. Just saw this on FaceSpace. Hoping for the best, man.

well, this is a family thing, so I'm gonna worry the way MY parents worried, which is how THEIR parents worried, all the day back to the word dot.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #341 on: April 10, 2016, 01:02:02 am »
I don't get as angry as I used to, that's a fact. Too much, too hot, for too long.

But then somebody will do or say something to/about my family, and all the old fires burn as hot as ever.

How are you gonna say some shit about a grieving mother? How are you gonna be catty and cowardly about somebody who hasn't taken a literal shit on your face? I just don't get it.

God damn, nothing gets me into the mood for violence like that. Except these God damned Harleys that come out of the new motorcycle shop next to me work.

TO HELL WITH AMERICA.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #342 on: April 10, 2016, 01:54:06 am »
Well nvm. I caught myself up on what's been happening.

I passed basic, I can spoon feed myself now.
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« Reply #343 on: April 10, 2016, 02:12:26 am »
Well nvm. I caught myself up on what's been happening.

I passed basic, I can spoon feed myself now.

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« Reply #344 on: April 10, 2016, 02:19:58 am »
No, but I can eat an mre one handed.
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