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   Safetydude posted on Jokes  Ok,

So, this three-year old is examining his testicles while his mother is giving him a bath.
"Mom", he asked' "are these my brains?"
"Not yet", she answered.
July 18 at 17:30 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  http://nypost.com/2014/07/17/eyewitness-prankster-derails-ms
nbc-coverage-of-attack/?


No comment needed.
July 17 at 19:55 EST .

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   Linder  The consensus on "The Five" was that the reporter was inexperienced and the CNN producers should have handed the breaking news off to an experienced reporter. So, maybe CNN producers are inexperienced, too. Oh, to have professional journalism again.
July 18 at 21:43 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Music  And now for something completly different...
My dad was an accomplished violinist and was lead violin with the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing(3M Company )Orchestra for many years.
He also had a really good and very gentle, allbeit un-trained, tenor voice and when my brother and I were children in Sweden he would sing lullabies for us. This was one of our favorites.
With different words but the same melody it's also a Chtistmas song.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udciwWCMqYU
July 16 at 21:30 EST .

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   Safetydude  . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udciwWCM
qYU
July 16 at 21:33 EST .

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   Safetydude  The Connection and I are having some issues...this youtube link was only supposed to post once.
July 16 at 21:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  That was soothing, thanks for sharing.
July 17 at 19:39 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  We haven't seen anything from the 'First Sergeant', "Ole buzzard" for a long time.
I hope everything is ok in Central GA.
July 16 at 14:46 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Suggested Reading  Almost finished my first Vince Flynn, 'Mitch Rapp' series novel; "Extreme Measures".
I like it alot' except for the graphic details about changing a baby's "soiled"(not a word I would use )diaper.
I think a detailed description of waterboarding would be more palitable.
July 14 at 18:54 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Jokes  (Ok, since I totally screwed up on my last entry, I'm going to try this one more time )

After Peter retired from the AF he got a part-time job as a greeter at a local
Walmart.
After a couple of weeks his supervisor called him into her office.
"Peter", she said, "I know you've only been here for a short time and I know you are doing a great job as a greeter. You're well spoken, clean shaven, wear clean and pressed clothes every day but you can't seem to get here on time. Every day you you show up anywhere from five to fifteen minute late. We can't have that!"
"I know" he answered. "I'll try to do better".
"You better do more than try if you want to stay on the Walmart team".

As Peter was on his way out she asked, "and by the way, Peter, when you were in the AF and if you showed up late day after day, what did they say to you"?

"Good morning, General. Here's your coffee".

(Never underestimate what is under a head of gray hair )
July 13 at 21:36 EST .

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   Gerty  Sent this one on directly to one of my nephews who recently retired (last week ) from the Air Force. Hope he likes it as much as I.
July 14 at 11:36 EST .

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   Safetydude  Gerty,


Send my haaaaannnd salute to your nephew for his service from another AF retiree.
July 14 at 18:15 EST .

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   Gerty  Will do, Mr.Dude!
July 14 at 18:55 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Jokes  Ok, so if a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind;
what's a clean desk a sign of ?
July 7 at 19:37 EST .

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   Phooey  A person so heavenly minded ....... no earthly good ?
July 7 at 20:01 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  Tomorrow, Saturday the 14th is Flag Day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toX5cEKg5I8
June 13 at 19:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  That was great - a song we used to sing cheerfully in school (dinosaur times )! Still remember the words.

To go along with your post check the military/veterans page for info on the flag - facts we were never taught.
June 13 at 20:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  Re: The Star Spangled Banner - here's the verse we used to sing in school during the 50's - anyone else remember it?

"O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
June 14 at 11:08 EST .

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   Safetydude   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrf5q5fa
2A0
June 14 at 17:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks Safety, sent the link out. Wish the whole song would be sung at functions without all the stylizing some singers seem the need to do.
June 14 at 22:03 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  Don't know if this belongs here...

A couple of days ago there was a guy in an electric cart somewhere behind me in the dairy isle at our local Publix.

Suddenly there was the sound of stuff falling on the floor. I turned around and saw the guy in the electric cart half out of his seat and trying to pick up some plastic containers of flavored coffee creamers that had fallen out of a cooler. I went back and picked them up and put one in his basket and the rest back in the cooler.

Then I saw the guy was wearing a “Viet Nam Veteran” ball cap so I put out my hand and said “welome home, brother”. He took my hand and started to say something like 'thank...' and then his eyes started to water.

I turned around and walked away.
I didn't want to get involved and that's haunting me.

Miss Tina always tell me 'you never know who you're talking to' and I wish now I had taken some of my 'very imprtant time' to talk to him.
June 10 at 21:42 EST .

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   Balogreene  SafetyDude, we all overthink later. I think your "Welcome Home" was perfect. I also think he didn't mean to cry in front of you. He went home well pleased, I am sure. What could you have said that meant more to him?
June 10 at 22:05 EST .

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   Linder  You assisted him and acknowledged him. You did good!
June 10 at 22:13 EST .

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   MeiDei  Never in this country's history have any returning veterans from any war been more badly treated than those of the Viet Nam conflict. I hope they're not being doubly dissed by the VA scandal.

I agree with Ms. Balo & Linder - your response was well done & received - else why his tears. Remember the verse: "Be kind to strangers they may be an angel in disguise"(? ) - you passed.
June 10 at 22:21 EST .

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   Dixonnh  This is a great place to post your experiences and concerns....seen by so many and a reminder to all of us.
June 11 at 17:35 EST .

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   Surfhut  I work near Tinker AFB and usually see someone in uniform having lunch where I'm having lunch. Always pay their tab anonymously. When I see someone in uniform, I always thank them for their service.

MeiDei, I came of age during the Viet Nam era. My peers fought in that war. Our Viet Nam vets were abused when they came home and are being abused now via the VA. You are so right about them being double dissed.

Here is my fear: I know a lot of young people who enlist in the military because they want the help paying for college. They will do what they need to do in terms of service to forward their own career agenda. They have no sense of history, no true desire to serve except for getting military perks. Scares me.
June 11 at 20:59 EST .

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   Safetydude  I agree that a lot of young people join the military for the perks, Surf.

Now if you will cater to me for a minute I'd like to adress a couple of those "perks".

Health care at a VA hospital is not a "perk" when you have to wait a month for an appointment.
Retirment, at one half of basic pay after twenty years of service is not a "perk". Buying your groceries at a Commisary, at the same price as Sam's Club, is not a "perk".

People join the military for many different reasons.
I think benefits is only one of them.

My son graduated from four years of college paid for by the GI Bill.
Our first home was financed by a VA loan. Neither was a "perk" it was part of a contract.

After 9/11 a lot of men and women joined the military because of Patriotism or the desire to do something to strike back at our enemies. I don't think middle management civilian employees who quit their good paying jobs to go through Army, Marine, Navy(never mind AF )basic training to risk their lives in, who knows what God forsaken country for the "perks"

We are in the middle of a fourteen, fifteen year war and the recruiters are still turning people away.

So, according to the Democrats, people are joining the Army as a last resort because there are no other jobs available. And who's fault is that? My guess is the Democrats.

I think young people who go to work for GE, GMC, Ford, Gateway, Dell, Honewell, Kroger, Publix, K-Mart, Wallmart, etc. all look at salary, health benefits, vacation time, promotions and a retirement program before they accept a job.

And you think civilian employees won't... "do what they need to do in terms of service to forward their own agenda"?
..."young people who enlist in the military...have no sense of history, no true desire to serve except for getting military perks".



Keep in mind that when you join the military the conditions of employment are slightly different; you have to accept the fact that you might be dead before any of those "perks" kick in.

I know this is a bit trite but it's still true.
When I or anybody joined the Air Force we 'wrote a blank check to the American people up to and including my death'.

I believe we still get the best of our young people to join the Military and if future benifits is one of the reasons they join they still have my respect and they deserve every "perk" available to them.

Two years ago I attended a Basic Training Graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, GA. with a friend of mine.
Those one-fifty to two hundred men and women at that ceremony had a true desire to serve.

To them the benifits were not the reason they joined.
They had a desire to serve.

Ok, so here's a perk. Miss Tina and I flying 'Space A' to Hawaii and for $12.00 for our in-flight meals and paying less than a
June 12 at 21:57 EST .

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   Safetydude  hundred dollars a night at the Hahali Kola on Waikiki beach.
June 12 at 22:02 EST .

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   Gerty  Well stated, Mr.Dude!

In my opinion, there is no such thing as a "military perk"! The closest thing that would come to a perk would be the pride one should feel after being able to say: I served my Country.
June 12 at 22:24 EST .

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   TXknitter  Safety dude, please don't feel bad. I believe your sincere words to this Vietnam vet will ring his heart always. It may very well be you said just enough and at just the right moment. God BLESS you!
June 14 at 16:32 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Music  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFjkAax8dEU

The Greatest Generation. How much we owe them.
June 6 at 21:39 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh man, the memories.
June 8 at 12:21 EST .

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