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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:44 am

More likely a true pic but a false caption.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:37 am

You think people would do that, just go on the Internet and lie?

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:14 am

↑ There's always that, yes. :mrgreen:



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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:43 am

Just saw this:

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Oklahoma. :|

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:27 am

8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts photographed at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner for the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

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More astonishing pics of the Explorers Club members by the photographer: http://felixkunze.com/projects/explorers-club-2019/

His site: http://felixkunze.com/projects/

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:53 pm

However you must click it and read down a bit to get the full effect. 8)

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:20 am

Back in my day ... :oldman:

There are of course plenty of things that I miss, but "my day" was NYC in the 1970s. No "good old days" for me.

Much as I bitch about everything, I like the present better. 8)
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Post by Witness » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:08 am

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:freedom:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:21 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:20 am
Back in my day ... :oldman:

There are of course plenty of things that I miss, but "my day" was NYC in the 1970s. No "good old days" for me.

Much as I bitch about everything, I like the present better. 8)
That reminds me. You recently retired, right? Any plans to move to greener pastures?
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:23 am

Now that I am retired, it's greener pasture right here. :)

No definite moral commitment to stay where I am, but no plans.

More traveling, though.
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Post by Witness » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:44 am

Here’s why fighting youth obesity is a matter of national security
By: Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips (ret.)

Whether or not you consider military service an attractive option, it’s hard to argue against a strong military being essential to America’s security.

Yet the U.S. military faces increasing difficulty finding enough quality recruits to meet its already slimmed-down goals. According to the Pentagon, 71 percent of Americans age 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military, primarily because they are too overweight or too poorly educated, or they have a record of serious crime or drug abuse.

“The obesity issue is the most troubling because the trend is going in the wrong direction,” said then-Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, the commanding general of Army Recruiting Command, in 2015. “We think by 2020 it could be as high as 50 percent, which means only 2 in 10 would qualify to join the Army.”

In my capacity as executive director of the Reserve Officers Association, I recently spoke with a senior military officer who candidly observed that virtually every service is having a hard time meeting its recruitment numbers.

The effects of America’s “culture of obesity” — making poor nutrition choices or getting inadequate exercise, or both — affects many who do enlist. The military spends more than $1.5 billion annually treating obesity-related health conditions and replacing those discharged because they’re unfit. I saw it myself: pudgy soldiers visibly pushing, or beyond, the “height and weight” standards.

Recruiting challenges caused by health-related factors such as obesity, it’s fair to say, increase pressure on the military to compensate by enlisting otherwise ineligible candidates. The Defense Department uses its Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery to identify a candidate’s knowledge and ability to perform military roles; it sorts people into categories from I (the highest) to V. The military prefers to recruit from categories I-III, but if necessity demands, will take up to 4 percent from Category IV.

These are not bad people — heck, they want to serve their country. The record shows, however, that they do not perform as well.
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In addition to Category IV recruits, “... the Army is granting so-called ‘moral waivers’ to people it would likely turn away under normal conditions, including convicted felons,” according to an April 23 Daily Beast article. So the effects of one problem (obesity) exacerbate the effects of others (the necessity to admit otherwise ineligible recruits).
https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/c ... -security/

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:07 pm

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:33 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:31 am
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:52 am
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Probably before 2005 then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_t ... ct_of_2005
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:36 pm

Consumerism + Religion = 'Murrica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:43 pm

If Jesus were alive today he'd serve Coca Cola.

The Kosher for Passover version with real cane sugar instead of corn syrup.

Even Gentiles stock up on it you know. :coolspecs:
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:56 pm

Dr. Pepper. Our Lord and Saviour.

Wait, is that???1?

That's sacrilege dude. That's Mr. Pibb. :x :x :x
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:36 pm

If any soft drink were the Messiah, it would indeed be Doctor Pepper. That stuff is glorious, but my wife hates it so only ever get to drink it when I am out
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