| Political Talk|| re: Ex-POW Jessica Lynch on government lies and bringing the troops home - Gordon Gekko on 1/12/12 at 6:39 pm|
If she wants to set the record straight she should be explaining her cowardice in the face of fire and lack of preparation (i.e. basic weapon maintenance). ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Military Folks: Army-Navy Game .. Who Do You Pull For ?? - Gordon Gekko on 12/10/11 at 2:23 pm|
having gone to quantico with academy grads and then spent another 6 months at sill with west pointers, I honestly don't know how anyone pulls for either. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Gangs are targeting Soldiers around Lawton, OK - Gordon Gekko on 9/23/11 at 10:55 pm|
Just let this Army of One patrol the streets of Lawton, he will sort them out (and then pop up in more pictures at a chow hall with pizza)....
| Political Talk|| re: President Obama + soldier + BEER - Gordon Gekko on 9/23/11 at 10:51 pm|
The Marine did have beer with him, story above....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Gangs are targeting Soldiers around Lawton, OK - Gordon Gekko on 9/23/11 at 10:48 pm|
[quote]Are you calling me a dumbass?[/quote]
Don't know about the advisory but I wouldn't doubt for a second that there are Crips in numbers in lawton. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Gangs are targeting Soldiers around Lawton, OK - Gordon Gekko on 9/23/11 at 10:46 pm|
[quote]I just pay attention when they say soldiers are being targeted. [/quote]
They just need to leak to the crips that there will be a meeting of soldiers at the Dry Beaver and let the surrounding area hillbillies sort them out....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Gangs are targeting Soldiers around Lawton, OK - Gordon Gekko on 9/23/11 at 10:38 pm|
Lets hear it for dragons west.
Also, that place is a shithole, makes Jacksonville look nice, but the commissary has some of the best male order bride sandwich makers in the entire Commissary/PX system....
| Political Talk|| re: Collective bargaining at work... - Gordon Gekko on 3/7/11 at 9:56 pm|
[quote]Exactly. Who do they need protection from? Leftists are always saying the government is benevolent. That goverment will protect us from greedy people.
This is the way I see it, the military doesn't have a union. The american people do an excellent job of ensuring that they are ...
| Political Talk|| re: Collective bargaining at work... - Gordon Gekko on 3/7/11 at 9:06 pm|
[quote]Every union contract is signed by management/administration. That's who should be fired.
Well as we can see not signing the contract or disagreeing allows them to bring much of the states business to a halt.
A question, why do public service employees need a union? Shouldn't ...
| Political Talk|| re: Army changing the PT test again - Gordon Gekko on 3/6/11 at 9:42 pm|
Alot of this movement in the army has to do with trying to emulate the Marine Corps CFT. The Marine Corps however has chosen to keep its PFT (3 mile run, pull ups, crunches) and incorporate the CFT in the other half of the year.
The army seems like it is doing something right here though as they...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Things to do with Nutella - Gordon Gekko on 3/6/11 at 9:33 pm|
[quote]Give it to a friend, then go buy Whole Foods version instead.
Whole Foods brand, it lacks the hydrogenated peanut oil that Nutella in the USA is made with.[/quote]
Or buy Landsberg, same hazelnut content but much better chocolate taste in my opinion....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Food better here(BR) than east coast easily... - Gordon Gekko on 3/6/11 at 4:39 pm|
[quote]What I see for BR especially is a place that is somewhere in the TOPS in the country per capita in Chain Restaurants and Fast Food Joints.[/quote]
This is ridiculous, the tops in chains per number of residents would easily go to Lawton, OK, or the Stafford, Virginia area, just saying....
| Food and Drink Board|| Menu Options at Marcello's - Gordon Gekko on 3/6/11 at 4:26 pm|
Live out of town but am putting together an event in Marcello's back wine room. They require a cut down menu, anyone have any particular favorites that should be on it (app, soups, main course, etc)?...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Comedies you love but everyone else seems to hate - Gordon Gekko on 3/3/11 at 10:35 pm|
Little Nicky, most of America hates it, I think its hilarious ...
| Political Talk|| re: One More Piece of Evidence the Civil War Was NOT About States Rights - Gordon Gekko on 2/27/11 at 5:00 pm|
[quote]The emancipation proclamation
did absolutely nothing[/quote]
It did more than nothing, as British papers wrote at the time, and as many then saw it, it promoted a Haiti style slave revolt behind Southern lines. It may have been a good military tactic by lincoln, but it was far from the...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: NetFlix Movie Thread Instant Stream + Instant Television Shows - Gordon Gekko on 2/25/11 at 10:34 pm|
Didn't see it mentioned when I searched, but Carlos: Miniseries (movie broken into 3 segments documenting the jackal) is on instant stream now and worth checking out....
| Political Talk|| re: Glenn Beck's Ratings Have Nosedived - Gordon Gekko on 2/25/11 at 8:56 pm|
I want a line graph comparing his on air crying episodes to his decline in viewers. Bet there is a correlation between tears and viewers leaving....
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 11:02 pm|
[quote]It seems all you are saying is guys with no intent to retire should get more pay (I assume you are one of those) than those that intend to retire,[/quote]
Really, a civil discussion until this. I currently have no plans of staying in to make the grades that I said deserved more pay.
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 9:49 pm|
[quote]It looked to me he was trying to say a bit more but i'll leave it alone.
If you thought I was trying to cast all who are nearing the 20 year mark or have surpassed it as being entitlement minded or interested in money over service to country then there was a disconnect. I merel...
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:59 pm|
[quote]t's not an entitlement, they work for it. It's a benefit of employment. They are no less entitled to the retirement plan than they are for their paycheck.
If you want to lump that in with welfare, be my guest.
Fair enough, although I would argue that certain individuals see ...
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:48 pm|
[quote]I've been a grunt for 17 years and i've never heard a single soldier say they did it for the money. Your arguement that if someone is smart enough for 20 years of service they should plan their own retirement reeks of fobbit chatter[/quote]
So because someone is in the military they are "e...
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:27 pm|
[quote]people are forced out all the time. They arent like a civil service employee... their contracts dont have to be extended[/quote]
Without serious wrongs done on their part they will get to suck of the tit for quite awhile before they have missed their 3 chances for advancement....
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:26 pm|
[quote]And I wholeheartedly agree with the OP[/quote]
Thank you, I sat in Log classes today where the "if you don't use it, you lose it" idea was explained and defended. It made me want to throw up.
Moving to higher pay for upper ranks and no retirement could only make us more efficient....
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:22 pm|
[quote]No civilian job comes with the notion of dying as a part of the job description.[/quote]
Plenty of civilian jobs could rival military jobs in terms of hazards. You are delusional if you think all of the Fobits live in fear of their life everyday. Do they still make great sacrifices? Of ...
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:17 pm|
[quote]If someone willingly signs up to put his/her life on the line for me and my family, then I have an obligation to take care of his/her life. [/quote]
I never once said doing away with medical resources or va help for vets who will never be the same due to service. I just said if you are sm...
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:16 pm|
[quote]so less benefits will be an incentive to stay in?
More pay for higher ranks can be had when retirement pensions aren't weighing down the budget.
[quote]the military isnt required to reenlist such people you know...
You are right, however you have your head in ...
| Political Talk|| re: Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 7:06 pm|
[quote]Why does congress? Why does the president?
To me those are both more obvious. To me, the military, which preaches that it is a service and above entitlements, seems like a great place to implement this. I obviously favor starting in other parts of the gov (or just eliminating ...
| Political Talk|| Military Retirement - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 6:57 pm|
Listening to Limbaugh during lunch today a point struck me concerning the protests over the wisconsin Gov's plans and the impact they may have on state worker retirements.
Why do we as tax payers have to pay military retirements? I myself am a member of the U.S. military, and it struck me today ...
| Political Talk|| re: Civility update: Wisconsin protests - Gordon Gekko on 2/17/11 at 6:48 pm|
[quote]It's firefighters, teachers, and policeman.
Pretty sure you are wrong here. The bill specifically exempts them. Most of what I was seeing was teachers and students....
| Political Talk|| re: Women are more likey to raped by their fellow soldiers - Gordon Gekko on 2/15/11 at 7:47 am|
To answer your post I would be in favor of women serving in all female units much like WWII. You can not say that women do certain jobs with much more efficient than their male counterparts, but it has become plainly evident to me that women within a unit bring (through no fault of their own, its i...