""I firmly believe that people experience these events."
Because they are, in a sense. There is a level of 'experiencing something' at which the brain does not differentiate between real and imaginary/dream state. It's one…"
"Absolutely Jaume, I should have been much more specific. When I say time of war, I mean an actual declared war, such as WWI and WWII. To my understanding both Korea and Vietnam were never officially wars in that sense. Perhaps that whole concept…"
"I recently read "John Paul Jones" by Samuel Morison. Although the book is about John P Jones, there was some interaction between Jones and Franklin in Paris. Franklin was the ambassador and Jones was trying to get a new ship to go raid the…"
"An important thing to keep in mind is that the Geneva Conventions apply only in time of war. This means if war has not been declared they are not necessarily in effect, IE Vietnam. However, they are our guidelines for conflicts that uniformed…"
"Hey Nano, try and find a copy of Fahrenheit 451 on audio book. Ray Bradbury is the reader and its fabulous to hear in his voice. I would add "1984" by Orwell. Not sure about a third favorite, way too many to choose from."
"Perhaps I need to update my dictionary, I was pretty sure that's what a racist is. "Piles and piles of black friends", again the obvious need for a new dictionary because that sure doesn't sound like a flattering description to…"
"step 1: base your religion on a "historical" document of dubious origins
step 2: leave plenty of loopholes that can be clarified as times change
step 3: pander to the fear of the unknown and the blatant use of scare tactics
Gee, maybe i…"
"Excellent points Rick, thanks for pointing out my oversight. I was focusing on the lower side of the scale. You are absolutely right, we'd also get some from the other side of the spectrum. I also liked the different scenarios to handle the…"
"If you re-institute the draft then the quality of new soldiers will go down even further. The people you want to see get drafted would never serve a day, or they would get cushy assignments. Now, perhaps the way around that is to make it obligatory…"
How's the weather back at Hood? I'm pretty anxious to get fishing as soon as I get back. After certain activities with the wife of course. Kirkuk was pretty hot and heavy earlier last year. I've spent most of my time in/around Sadr City and Rustimyia.
I'm going to Leonard Wood sometime in May to work at an Aid Station there.
Kempner... I want to say I've driven through there on my way to Granger lake or something but I may be mistaken.
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Thank you Marty! It really is impossible to get back, but they would not understand. They are saying we're just being stubborn and don't want to "try to believe." Well, i said, once i saw how the clock is made inside, nobody will be able to convince me that a fairy is making it tick. My mom is very mad at me that i "dont want to believe."