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Everything posted by DanR

  1. Supposedly a collage degree shows an employer that you can learn. Every one will die, whither you see a physician or not. Weather people are really just performers on tv. One of them here used to say that he was never wrong, just that the timing was off. Just try to be the best you can be and do not let what anyone else thinks bother you.
  2. You need a broom handle for longer reach.
  3. General Marshall's order came after the battle for Saipan. There were three divisions fighting on the island, 2 Marine and 1 Army. The Corp Commander was a Marine. The three divisions were to fight abreast as they went up the island. The Marines were fighting on basically level land. The Army division, which was in the middle, had a harder task because of all the gullies and the like they had to clear. The Marine General demanded at the end of the battle that the Army General be replaced. Marshall, at first, balked at that idea but gave in and sent the Army General to Europe where he ended the war as a Corp commander. Marshall did issue the order that Army troops would not serve under a Marine Corp General. After Saipan you will find that all combined forces were under the command of an Army General.
  4. You still have much better writing skills than 99% of the population. Don't sweat the test, it is not the make or break of the hiring process,
  5. Just how much of what you did if you ever served can be talked about? My experiences will still be classified 200 years from now. They may be declassified before those classified documents from our War of Independence are. So, just keep rolling on the floor laughing and never learn from your betters.
  6. Marine Corps NCO reading list? Marine Corp officer list? If they are so good then just why did General Marshall issue an order that no Army private was to NEVER serve under a Marine Corp office? DD-214? Only if it comes straight from St. Louis. But I have seen so many padded 214s that they are worthless except for total time of service. As one of my History professors, a retired Navy Commander, NATO Historian, United States European Command Historian and NATO Huntmaster and a professor at the Navy Academy remarked one time that his brother said, "Let me tell you my war stories , they get better every time I tell them." And his year long Evolution of Warfare course was the same one he taught at the academy and the Navy War Collage. You might like his book "From Savannah to Yorktown: The American Revolution in the South" by Henry Lumpkin. And, I took his class after my discharge from the Army.
  7. I have obviously forgotten more about war than you will ever know. Remember, the Russian army personnel can not read a map because it is against the law for anyone to own a map. So, the laugh is really on you and the mentally challenged like you.
  8. The S&W 500 Magnum will do the trick. But a big rifle at a distance is always best.
  9. Political correctness run amok! But there has been many people saying for decades, if not centuries, "what the government runs the government will destroy".
  10. The Russian generals know their forces can not win a war with the west. They no longer have the manpower to expend to drain their enemy of its strength as they did with Germany. The Russian generals never really learned how to expend capital and not manpower in WWII and they still have not really learned that lesson fully to this day. China has the same problem. Today, Russia is facing a major problem funding the pensions for their aging population. Putin's military looks good on paper but it lacks the staying power to fight a long war. The generals know that the use of WMDs would leave them with nothing worth coming home to. That is not what they serve for. Putin will try to bluff his weaker neighbors but he will not start a war with the west. He does not have the money to fight one and he knows it. The current "war games" he is staging is moving very few troops and is really a sand table exercise. Very few troops are in the field. The China economy is slowly going under. They are expend their "capital" on internment camps for "potential terrorist" and building unpopulated cities. The Chinese military ground forces still rely on massed "human wave" assaults to try to win. Mao and his tactics are still revered and they do not work on a modern battle field. Since the west has no plan to start a war with Russia, the use of WMDs is not something to be even feared.
  11. They will only be used by someone who is totally insane and the generals will stop that person before any are used.
  12. Took to long to set up to be a viable weapon.
  13. China is first at 1.4 billion, India is second with 1.2 billion and the U.S. is third with 370 million. Russia is well down the list with just 144 million. If there is a war, Russia will be the losing side. NATO would outnumber the Russians overwhelmingly. Russia's current "war games" are a joke. China is trying to catch up with the U.S. but time is not on their side.
  14. Times have changes, but not for the better.
  15. Florence is now in North Carolina, but on the western side of the state. It is raining from Myrtle Beach to the Ohio River. Glad that name is being retired!!!!.
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