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March 26, 2007 by greywar
     No one forces you to sign things unless they have a gun. You can however be forced by the sheer synergistic power of your own stupidity, laziness, and ignorance though. This is the case with many homebuyers and folks who take out debt consolidation mortgages.

     CNN just did a fairly long piece on the folks who have signed up for loans that they haven't got a prayer of paying off ever. Of course CNN's AnchorDweeb fawned over the morons who ...
March 25, 2007 by greywar
     Frankly I admire the restraint of Tony Blair in a way. I don't know how long it will hold out if these sailors are not returned but the Neaderthal in me simply doesn't tolerate the taking of women as prisoners.



UK officials are waiting to be granted access to the HMS Cornwall staff, who were seized on Friday, and have not been told where the group are held.

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The navy personnel, who include one woman, were seized at gunpoint by forces said to be Iranian ...
March 21, 2007 by greywar
     I will post some of the photos from this link later as Photobucket is blocked by Websense here at work. The pictures are of "patriotic" protesters burning troops in effigy, burning the flag, and sporting a "Fuck the Troops!" sign.

 

From LGF

 





March 14, 2007 by greywar
     Sugar-High Elf asked what the problem would be with gay folks being in the military in this article. Rather than glom up her commentary with a long post I just decided to write a response.

     The problem is not "gays in the military" as there are plenty already serving. The problem tends to come about when gays (particularly gay men) "come out" to their unit. I have seen this several times over many years and most of the time the scenario has bee...
February 7, 2007 by greywar
     The Army needs to find ways to keep it’s costs under control and replacing the current retirement system with a 401(k) system is one that should be done right now.

*WARNING* : Long and number filled article ahead!

      For those that don’t know the military has been reducing and restructuring it’s retirement benefits for some time. The programs offered vary but the  most common for military who entered service after 1986 are High-3, R...
January 30, 2007 by greywar
     What is the military for? What does it mean to be a military family? These are questions which go largely unasked by some military families until the day that Mom or Dad gets deployment orders.


     90% of military families confront these questions then and there, reaching the inevitable conclusion that Mom or Dad is a soldier and soldiers fight in wars. This means that separations from their families are not just to be tolerated but expected an...
January 26, 2007 by greywar
If you are looking for today's wordy/opinionated post regarding Standards in the Army either scroll farther down or go directly to the permalink here. Others just enjoy the picture and an unrelated video from the Ft. Huachuca Intelligence school graduation :

 



 

The AF Chief Master Sergeant pictured is LC Country Red from the Anti-Idiotarian Empire.

 

And here is the Graduation video (long) :

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v518/greywar/?action=view&am...
January 26, 2007 by greywar
Warning: Military content ahead. If you are easily bored go read Lileks instead.

Question: Is the Army better off recruiting geniuses or altruists?

1992:

     When I was thinking of joining the military (I wanted the Air Force BTW (as a small arms instructor)) two of my close friends also wanted to join up. All 3 of us went and took the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test to qualify with the following results:

“Rob”: Scored well enough for...
January 17, 2007 by greywar
*Edited for many typos.    

     Korean dancer in a bar speaking to Greywar (in Korean): "This guy is ugly and stupid but at least he bought me a night off."

     Greywar's nonlinguist friend : "What did she say?"

     Greywar : "She thinks you're cute."

     Lesson : Translators oftentimes have their own agendas. In the above conversation my agenda was to preserve my friend's good ti...
January 10, 2007 by greywar
     Full Disclosure : I am not a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Shintoist, Buddhist or adherent of any religion whatsoever (unless beer is a religion?).

     Are we extending the term "hate crime" to include inanimate objects? More importantly are we extening it to include only non-christian inanimate objects? Mary covered in dung and surrounded by porn is not only O.K. it is state sponsored "art". Same goes for "Piss Christ". Someone throws a Koran...
January 5, 2007 by greywar
     A few days ago I posted an article about the commentary from the Kos Kidz regarding Michelle Malkin's upcoming trip to Iraq. The response was mainly positive with only two exceptions:

By an Anonymous Coward-

"First of all. learn to SPELL. People judge you two ways. First, by the way you look, l then by the way you speak (write). They can overlook your lack of beauty, but if you speak as an idiot, that is the way that they will think of you. As an idiot that cannot ...
January 3, 2007 by greywar
      I try and read the Daily Kos on accasion to keep some persective on things from the extreme Left side of the aisle. Today I didn't get very far though. The actual post isn't bad, it is the commentary from the Kos Kidz that really makes me want to vomit.

     For those who don't know, Michelle Malkin is a blogger who is going to be imbedded in Iraq. Before her imbed application was approved Eason Jordan (formerly of CNN fame) offered to pay f...
January 2, 2007 by greywar
***Full Disclosure : I, Greywar, have wholeheartedly despised the most recent crop of General and lesser officers in general for quite some time. I am in fact quite biased on this issue.***

     That being said I am less than stunned and mainly saddened to see this from Army Chief of Staff Schoomaker :

 

"The Joint Chiefs of Staff have openly expressed their objections to the surge option. General Peter Schoomaker, the Army Chief of Staff, has warned that the ac...
December 26, 2006 by greywar
     Should there be any lingering doubt as to the massive influence wielded by the "Eunuch Nations", President Ahmadinejad of Iran reacted to the august body's latest U.N. "resolution" in the following manner :

     "The United Nations, which unanimously passed a resolution imposing sanctions on Iran, have been "dismissed" by Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who calls the resolution a "piece of paper" and also says that its in "the best inter...
May 23, 2006 by greywar
     Now I am not sure how many of you have already seen this reeking example of auto-ambulatory fecal matter that the left calls Jesse MacBeth but for those who have not heard of him let me sum up:

 

     MacBeth claims to have been a U.S. Army Ranger with the 3rd Ranger Bn 75th Ranger Regiment in Fallujah, Iraq for 16 months during the start of the war. Additionally said Ranger claims to have committed war crimes such as the delibera...