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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
[quote] If the POTUS tells the military to set a perimeter around a fricking Taco Bell then they do it !! Chain of command[/quote] You really think the POTUS calls up the Commandant and tells him to shite a battalion out to X grid square on the southern border?...
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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
[quote]Well then wtf we doing in Afghanistan?[/quote] Go on record here. Do you think that the primary focus of Marines in Afg right now is USMC pure "patrols"? Are we there right now augmenting Afghan border patrol and ICE?...
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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
[quote]Patrolling the border is not the mission set of an expeditionary force and it doesn’t get such force at its best readiness[/quote] Exactly. The civil military divide and one junior enlisted view is concerning. Patrolling the border is a far cry from combined arms exercises and building pro...
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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
[quote]Training in what 5 countries is more important than protecting national borders?!?![/quote] I dont know, maybe phase 0 shaping and bilateral or multilateral training to stem Chinese influence in the Pacific? Everyone acts as if the USMC is having some sort of deterent effect at the sou...
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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
[quote]take away some overseas training and reroute them to the border[/quote] Name the training that needs to go. Africa lion, balikatan, talisman sabre? What do you think is dispensable and what training overseas involves battalions which aren't already deployed? Most foreign training is suppor...
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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
[quote]What are a lot of Marines that are in line units doing in Afghanistan right now? Patrolling.[/quote] Very far from the truth. [quote]There’s an assload of Marines sitting stateside. You’ve got people in active line units that go entire enlistments without deploying at the moment.[/quot...
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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
This [quote]He needs to spell this out for you? What part of Marine Corps combat readiness do you not understand? Rotating units to provide border security does little to nothing to enhance the Mission Essential Tasks (i.e. readiness) of Marine units, and adds additional 'deployment time' to an ...
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re: USMC Commandant doesn’t believe in protecting the country - Foch
I dont think you understand the Commandant's role. His job is to be a force provider to COCOMS and as a part of that he must take into account readiness of materiel and forces. Is the Marine Corps, an inherently expeditionary force that is in a cycle of constant deployment, the best postures or suit...
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re: CA Gov Gavin Newsom to suspend death penalty - Foch
[quote]As is taking someone's life without a really justifiable cause.[/quote] I dont trust their ability to correctly spend taxes collected, run or regulate schools, and maintain roads. Why should I trust them to have the power to build a process which allows them to put citizens to death?...
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re: The wife and I made a difficult decision this weekend - Foch
OP- most of the talk surrounding the “military” option has been shaped from an enlisted first, gi bill later angle. Look into ROTC funding options. They provide significant debt relief, a social group for your kid to hang out with in college, a well paying job upon graduation, and great experience/o...
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re: Am I early retirement ready? Updated - Foch
[quote]Don't forget grand kids too in the future. Depending on where your kids live, that could be a good bit of travel to see them. You could be in Louisiana and have a kid in Cali and a kid in NYC.[/quote] I’ll echo this point. You’ve spent time moving your family around and your kids may adopt...
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re: Free Trade Makes Us All Richer (Even if Other Countries Don't "Play Fair" - Foch
[quote]Hong Kong[/quote] Also benefited from geography, proximity to a rising economy with cheap labor and resources, and was ahead of the vast majority of cities/states in its region to develop conditions required for a modern economy. It also benefited greatly from favorable terms drawn up ...
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re: Free Trade Makes Us All Richer (Even if Other Countries Don't "Play Fair" - Foch
I don’t disagree with parts of your argument, but would like to know where you would assign the burden of defense spending which in many places guarantees the freedom of movement required to facilitate trade (we could argue where)? Historical example: do nations who benefit from freedom of naviga...
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re: USAA Insurance Question - Foch
I’ve had them for auto for almost a decade. No issues and I’m very happy with the customer service. I have them for rental/personal property as well and they are exceedingly easy to work with. I’ve heard the same about high prices for homeowners from friends who shopped them vs competitors. Thei...
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re: LA School Vouchers and LEAP - Foch
Poor comparison. You should be using for comparison BR/NO LEAP testing averages from schools where these voucher student would likely be attending. ...
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re: I am amazed that people actually think our discourse was respectful before trump arrived - Foch
[quote]last election where there was respectfulness was probably 1996[/quote] How about LBJ vs Goldwater where Johnson ran the famous “daisy” ad and KKK endorsement of Goldwater ad. LBJ warned everyone that Goldwater was a racist who couldn’t help but get America incinerated. What trump is do...
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re: Poll: Protestants decline, more have no religion in a sharply shifting religious landscape - Foch
[quote]TigerFanInSouthland[/quote] I won’t turn this into a thread devoted to the SBC’s statements on birth control, abortion, or divorce. I would challenge you though to look up recent wrangling within your church over whether contraception is acceptable, the early 1970’s positions abortion (whi...
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re: Poll: Protestants decline, more have no religion in a sharply shifting religious landscape - Foch
[quote]I believe this is a direct result of rock and roll church[/quote] I differ, I attribute it to people placing more importance on seeing “the preacher”. This then leads you to a fundamental difference within Protestantism (nondenoms and most baptists vs mainline denominations) and definitely...
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re: Poll: Protestants decline, more have no religion in a sharply shifting religious landscape - Foch
[quote]It teaches the hard truths found in the Bible and don’t skew their own leanings on it. [/quote] So then, what explains the SBC’s evolution on contraception and divorce?...
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re: Poll: Protestants decline, more have no religion in a sharply shifting religious landscape - Foch
[quote]I really don’t think you know or understand or are qualified to say much of anything about any denomination of Christianity as a whole because: [/quote] That’s like saying “you can’t talk about the Koran or problems in Islam because you aren’t a Mohammedan”. Why not listen to his opini...
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