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re: U-166: The Nazi Submarine Sunk in Louisiana Waters - Champagne
[quote]being relieved for cause usually a career killer[/quote] I agree with you. I share your opinion that the historical commentary we are reading is slightly inaccurate in some fashion. During WW2, it might have been less of a "career killer" to be relieved of command for cause than today, ...


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re: Feb 2 is Chris Kyle Day in TX - Champagne
The film doesn't glorify anything. It's the story of an ordinary man doing extraordinary things. It's an acknowledgement that many others did extraordinary things that will never be well known. The film finally tells us that these extraordinary people have suffered both physical and psycho...


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re: Communist Party USA vows cooperation with Democratic party - Champagne
[quote]And when I see conservatives get so worked up about it I realize we must be doing something right (pun intended). [/quote] Thoughtful Constitutional Conservatives don't "get so worked up about it". We realize that a certain amount of evolution of the original model has occurred and it ...


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re: smoking cigars in the house? - Champagne
For one thing, cig smoke destroys computers....


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re: Jenner "transformation" allegedly to be made into reality show - Champagne
If Bruce Jenner does indeed become a female, I wonder who will be the first man to have sex with her?...


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re: Feb 2 is Chris Kyle Day in TX - Champagne
[quote]"fight the war, write a book" phenomenon that has swept the specops/specwar community[/quote] Wait a second. Don't implicate the entire special ops community with this comment. I served with USASOC, and, you don't see those guys writing many books and giving many interviews, unless I mi...


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re: Jordan has fully inflated balls, unlike the N.E. Patriots - Champagne
I'd like to see it happen. Have they considered that this move might anger ISIS? It might even offend them....


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re: Ukrainian Government: “No Russian Troops Are Fighting Against Us” - Champagne
Some road apple ! :lol:...


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re: Brees to be on Conan tomorrow night - Champagne
[quote]b/c he's wearing a modern suit that is actually tailored and fits him right. [/quote] See, that's the problem. The Saints QB should wear a fur coat like Joe Namath's....


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re: Brees to be on Conan tomorrow night - Champagne
So the Pats underinflated some footballs to make them easier to throw and catch with the intent to give themselves a competitive advantage and the penalty is nothing because Goodell and Kraft are buddies. SEEMS FAIR ! :lol:...


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re: Communist Party USA vows cooperation with Democratic party - Champagne
[quote]How do you know? Marxism didn't exist when the Founding Fascists were around. [/quote] I know how to process information and critically think. These two skills are the mortal enemies of today's Democrat Party....


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re: Communist Party USA vows cooperation with Democratic party - Champagne
CPUSA and today's Democrats share many goals and objectives for the USA, none of which are in accord with the Founders and Framers vision for our Republic. Forward!...


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re: Ukrainian Government: “No Russian Troops Are Fighting Against Us” - Champagne
Ukraine is weak....


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re: Odd question. Where can I buy a oh Henry candy bar in the BR area? - Champagne
The ingredients listing for their "Old Fashioned Lemon Drops" says that they use Corn Syrup. I don't think that an old fashioned lemon drop would have corn syrup in it, but, the place looks like they make fantastic candy. ...


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re: Would you be opposed to sending tanks, Apaches and A-10's to Iraq to fight ISIS? - Champagne
[quote]We have personnel under our special operations command who are perfectly able to combat ISIS on their own. [/quote] Indeed, as you know, but for the benefit of others, this is the main reason why Special Forces is the only branch that's not drawing down right now. USASOC is growing whi...


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re: Would you be opposed to sending tanks, Apaches and A-10's to Iraq to fight ISIS? - Champagne
[quote]So would it be possible to send in tanks and supporting CAS aircraft to support the Iraqi and Kurdish ground troops? I just think that would be more effective than just air strikes to defeat ISIS. Is it possible? [/quote] No. It would be a bad idea to detach US armor battalions from thei...


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re: Would you be opposed to sending tanks, Apaches and A-10's to Iraq to fight ISIS? - Champagne
[quote]No "foot soldiers" per say, but military personnel to operate the equipment. Let the Iraqi army and Peshmerga be the ground troops and use the tanks, helos and A-10's to support the ground troops. Don't know how many (leave that up to the military) but enough air support to protect the tanks ...


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re: Recommend a WWII book - Champagne
No mention of William Shirer's classic Rise and Fall of the Third Reich? [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rise_and_Fall_of_the_Third_Reich)]LINK[/link]...


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re: Recommend a WWII book - Champagne
[link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Cry_%28Leon_Uris_novel%29)]LINK[/link] The wiki entry explains it best....


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re: Recommend a WWII book - Champagne
[quote]Have not. Taking a break from the non-fiction for a spell. What's it about? [/quote] It's a novel, so, it's fiction. He was a fighting Marine in WW2 and the novel is based on his war experience. ...


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