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   John C  On July 1st, the MilitaryTimes reports that the restriction on Transgenders serving in the military is to be removed.
These days I am not surprised that obama, with 6 months left, would further break up unit cohesion with such a ruling. Haven't seen a peep from Veterans groups or parents.
June 25 at 04:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Unless they're true hermaphrodites how do they pass the mental health tests?
June 25 at 12:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  Is this a "sign" of our times - woeful disregard by our youth.
   June 9 at 11:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  Click photo to read sign.
June 10 at 12:25 EST .

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   Safetydude  Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day; seen or heard anything about it in any of the media?
June 6 at 20:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  Nope!
June 8 at 17:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  Armed Forces Day & Memorial Day - In memoriam, buried @ Arlington w/full pomp & circumstance last year uniting family, friends & former crews from across the nation, my best buddy & family friend since '69 - Capt. Wm. Naldrett. Well done good & faithful servant; a life well lived ... we miss him still.
P.S. He was instrumental in bringing Fleet Week to NYC.

   May 28 at 13:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  During WWII , U.S. airplanes were armed with belts of bullets which they would shoot during dogfights and on strafing runs. These belts were folded into the wing compartments that fed their machine guns. These belts measure 27 feet and contained hundreds of rounds of bullets. Often times, the pilots would return from their missions having expended all of their bullets on various targets.
They would say, I gave them the whole nine yards, meaning they used up all of their ammunition.

One more: bet you didn't know this! In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one problem....how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a 'Monkey' with 16 round indentations. However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make
'Brass Monkeys'. Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey; thus, it was quite literally,
'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.'
(All this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn't you. )
   March 1 at 18:17 EST .

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   Safetydude  Something for you Vet's.
   February 15 at 19:35 EST .

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   Safetydude  I ordered a couple. They're only three-four bucks each and the shipping is less than a dollar.

http://www.cyclefish.com/
February 15 at 19:38 EST .

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   RoseOfTexas  honoring a hero
   February 2 at 20:01 EST .

   4 people like this.




   Ole buzzard  Happy birthday USMC!!! OORAH!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sam4lq2WHos
   November 10 at 19:15 EST .

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   Safetydude  Veterans Day is this Wednesday...
Look in the mirror, all My Brothers and Sisters, and honor yourselves for your service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIjgpzGC6h0
   November 7 at 19:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  From the Midway Museum in San Diego - 70th anniversary celebration honoring WWII vets.
https://youtu.be/JZZihtAElws
   September 4 at 17:57 EST .

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