| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - eitek1 on 12/11/13 at 10:38 am|
I also remember Eisenhower talking about relieving Fredendall after Kasserine Pass that solidified his ruthless command style.
It was no longer the good ole boy thing, if you didn't perform you were canned and someone that did replaced you. He said he couldn't afford to be nice....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - eitek1 on 12/11/13 at 10:28 am|
The reason Eisenhower gave was very interesting.
He said everyone realized the battles that were in front of them and quite honestly it was believed that we needed the practice.
He never undermined the strategic gains that could be made but he said it was mainly for the practice.
It was a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - eitek1 on 12/11/13 at 10:13 am|
So.... Why did we ever go into Africa to begin with? We could have invaded Europe and left Africa alone. They would have been stranded.
I read the answer a while back in a book on Eisenhower and was surprised at the answer that he gave.
It was a question I had never bothered to consider. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: sirius radio....what do you pay? - eitek1 on 11/30/13 at 10:57 pm|
I discovered this by accident but if you unplug your xm antenna about a month before your subscription runs out and leave it unplugged for a few months you get it for life... they stop sending out the cancellation signal after a while.
I found out because I bought a new GM car that had a 3 month...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Man Stabbed at Wal-Marks Over Parking Space - eitek1 on 11/29/13 at 12:37 pm|
My wife is from Tazewell and went to high school with the Sheriff.
Having visited there many times I can say I am not in the least surprised.
aVatiger... her aunt and uncle own the farmers livestock market. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: low-T meds do they work? - eitek1 on 11/15/13 at 8:28 am|
If you read the study or even the article it says this.
[quote]Testosterone treatments may increase risks for heart attacks, strokes and death in older men with low hormone levels [b]and other health problems[/b], a big Veterans Affairs study suggests.[/quote]
And it also says that study memb...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Need OT baller opinion on these allen edmond shoes - eitek1 on 11/8/13 at 10:23 pm|
I bought the AE McTavish in Black and I love them.
I see them as an investment because the total cost of ownership is quite low. You can buy a few pairs of cheap shoes or one quality pair and the cost is the same and you have quality shoes....
| O-T Lounge|| re: The crossover from being young to turning old - eitek1 on 11/6/13 at 2:03 pm|
You are absolutely correct......
| O-T Lounge|| re: Law Enforcement Appreciation Thread - eitek1 on 10/30/13 at 1:26 pm|
Since this was about the sacrifices that are made by a our fine law enforcement officers could someone do me a favor?
Could someone please point out what personal costs are incurred that make law enforcement such a sacrifice instead of just a job?
Is it the danger???
In 2012 there were 120...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sleep Apnea question - eitek1 on 10/29/13 at 12:11 pm|
So the sleep thing is a racket.
What happens is you go to a sleep study ($1000) where they tell you that you have sleep apnea. No kidding you already knew that.
The results go to your doctor. He says.... Yep you have sleep apnea and schedules another sleep study ($1000) so you can get "titrat...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is the dumbest thing you have ever been pulled over for? - eitek1 on 10/28/13 at 11:47 am|
For being from out of state.
In '97 I lived in Illinois. I had been working nights for a few weeks. After getting up in the afternoon my wife and I left for Louisiana. We were on I-12 right before Hammond at about 3am.
I saw the Trooper sitting on the side of the road when I passed him. I wa...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Help an idiot... Air Compressor - eitek1 on 10/28/13 at 10:12 am|
BTW if you "wear" out the compressor it takes about 15 dollars and 15 minutes to completely rebuild the compressor section.
I have had something like it for about 20 years now. I had to rebuild it a few years ago. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's your take on the Exodus? - eitek1 on 10/24/13 at 8:39 am|
In a documentary I watched about the Exodus they highlighted a few of the plagues.
Water turning to blood and the death of the first born.
Turns out they are both very explainable and they actually had video of a similar thing happening in modern times.
The events were triggered by a vol...
| O-T Lounge|| re: when will people realize how serious the out of control cops problem is? - eitek1 on 10/23/13 at 1:59 pm|
[quote]Wouldn't it be worth it to have proof and show us citizens the fine outstanding job you guys always do? I bet these cops that shot this kid would love to have that kind of equipment to prove they acted accordingly.[/quote]
Because if cops like anything it's being recorded on video. They ar...
| O-T Lounge|| re: when will people realize how serious the out of control cops problem is? - eitek1 on 10/23/13 at 1:06 pm|
[quote]quote: People can say all cops are trustworthy and only tell the truth. Everyone here knows that's not the truth. FWIW, nobody in this thread is saying that. Not even Dan.[/quote]
If you are counting on the account of the police being 100% accurate my statement has bearing.
| O-T Lounge|| re: when will people realize how serious the out of control cops problem is? - eitek1 on 10/23/13 at 12:54 pm|
[quote]ignore the guys with guns pointed at you, you deserve to get shot[/quote]
What I am getting at is the cops perceived a crime where none existed. The kid got shot for it.
Any speculation on the interaction between the kid and the cops is just that.
People can say all cops are trustw...
| O-T Lounge|| re: when will people realize how serious the out of control cops problem is? - eitek1 on 10/23/13 at 12:34 pm|
So you are saying the perception of a crime is sufficient cause for the police to open fire?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: when will people realize how serious the out of control cops problem is? - eitek1 on 10/23/13 at 12:21 pm|
I am friends with a few cops and the one universal thing that they all say is "no matter what, I'm going home at the end of my shift".
I appreciate the sentiment but you signed up for a job that to do it properly exposes you to some level of danger. If you don't like it and are hell bent on maki...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best sedan under 20k? - eitek1 on 10/22/13 at 5:19 pm|
Scion Xb hands down I drove everything made that was 20k or under. The Xb was by far the best choice. It's got as much seating room as my wifes trailblazer. It handles well and has great pickup. It's built on the candy platform. I have. Out 60k on mine in the last year or so. I love it. Gets right a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Tricky situation at work: - eitek1 on 10/22/13 at 4:08 pm|
I hear all of these folks saying it's business and so on. One of the other posters hit on a good point.
If this guy is going to stay in your industry and even if he isn't, there will be someone out there that will vouch for you as a stand-up guy.
Careers are built on reputations and not mu...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Garage door installation recommendation - eitek1 on 10/21/13 at 3:51 pm|
Cajun Overhead Door and Repair are pretty good. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Alright OT mechanics I need your opinion - eitek1 on 10/21/13 at 2:45 pm|
Let me guess, do you have trouble putting the cruise control on?
I was having the exact same problem with an 04 trailblazer. (4L60E transmission)
Sometimes upon take off acceleration would stop at about 2k RPM and no matter what I did would stay there for approximately 3 seconds. Once the 3 s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Did Cane's get smaller tenders? - eitek1 on 10/17/13 at 11:29 am|
Funny this came up. I just happened to meet someone with QA/QC for Canes and said the same thing.
She said they were having supplier issues for their chicken and something about switching suppliers....
| O-T Lounge|| re: SOCOM: An Internet Cage Match, Battle Royale. Delta Force versus Seal Team 6? - eitek1 on 10/15/13 at 3:00 pm|
My step brother was in delta. We were both stationed at Ft. Bragg at the same time and I have ridden with his wife to pick up mail from him at the delta compound on Ft. Bragg.
I once asked him what he did in the army. His answer (no joke) I am private contractor that tests weapons for the mili...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Let's talk about UFO's - eitek1 on 10/15/13 at 2:35 pm|
Not sure what it was and I'm not claiming aliens but I saw this...
I was driving north on highway 19 past Slaughter. I looked to my right and saw it about 1/3 of a mile away m...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I-10 Westbound Closed Over Bonnet Carre - eitek1 on 10/14/13 at 6:28 am|
Just passing it. 18 wheeler on its side. Wrecker is there......
| O-T Lounge|| re: MIT developing Ironman like suit for the military - eitek1 on 10/13/13 at 8:34 pm|
All I can think of is "Man I wonder how long it would take until the inside of that suit smells like a foot"?
Seriously. As someone who has been deployed you can't imagine how bad everyday gear can stink after a while. This is stuff you keep clean too. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How stringent are the armed forces when it comes to medical issues? - eitek1 on 10/7/13 at 7:34 am|
I had it as a kid and a ton of other ailments.
I kept my mouth shut. I didn't have a problem with it the whole time I was in.
I figured I'd get better or I'd die. I got better. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Wife wants to spilt - eitek1 on 10/3/13 at 6:50 am|
Cam you are in a tough situation. Not to be insensitive but most of the posters are correct. Your wife is probably cheating on you. If you have heard the ILYBINILWY (I love you but I'm not in love with you) speech, she is cheating on you. Also the old saying is true " a monkey don't turn loose of on...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Should I Get A 2nd Opinion On My Son? **2nd Update Page 6** - eitek1 on 10/2/13 at 7:54 pm|
USAF... You can never get these hours back and they might be important in the scheme of things. It's easier to say "you know what, it was a few hundred and a couple of hours but we know he's ok", than it is to say "we could have taken him and we didn't".
Better to error on the side of caution wit...