WOW...all weekend I was thinking about sitting down, take a break, and read some interesting posts. Never took the time to take that break….darn chores. Missed out on some interesting posts. Just when you think a specific "General & Off Topic Post" has finally bit the dust along comes some more rants. Here’s a book!!!
This quote absolutely kills me Devil…
“Look.....I am not a conspiracy buff by any means but this administration has not earned the right to have it's citizens believe a word they say on any subject. Having worked for the IRS as an investigator for many years (prior to transfering to DEA) my thoughts are this:”
Allow me to explain myself…I love listening to a good conspiracy. The things I enjoy the most about conspiracies is the individual that is sharing their conspiracy normally has no proof of what he is talking about. Or they allow their twisted imagination to psychologically invent ideas that they perceive as proof.
If you take the time and go back through the 13 pages of this thread you will see several posts have links to articles and information as counters to your “rants”. You will see that you haven’t provided any (none, zero, zippo, big goose egg) published facts that support your rants. So basically, you should change this thread to a new title, something like: “Hey come read about my opinion about Bush and Cheney (just don’t disagree with me, okay?!)”.
I like to look at life logically, apply a little common sense, and then ask a lot of questions. Your use of Caps, big fonts, and bold to share your venom about 2 politicians you loath does not thoroughly impress me but yet you really do succeed at giving me something to laugh at, something to get mad at, and sometimes…sometimes…give me something to think about. However, overall, I’m not impressed with your rants. Give us proof. I’m sorry, let me speak for myself, give me proof that all (any) of the rants or what I call “crap” that you spew are FACTS. You haven’t and in my ‘political opinion’ can’t give any educated proof. Therefore, I don’t personally consider you a Conspiracy Buff, I consider you a Conspiracy Theorist.
Some of the ‘opinions’ you have made paints me picture in my mind of you living next to that guy living in a trailer out in the desert that believes we never landed on the moon.
“that the government should get involved when the current breed of "Robber Barrons" violate federal law & collude to restrain competition & fix prices at the pump. (especialy when some of these Robber Barrons have offices in my White House!)”
What exactly is a “barron”? Do you mean “Baron”? Also, do you have hard proof of your comment about violating federal law along with people ready to testify against these “robbers”? Hey, if you have all kinds of hard cold evidence that can really paint a huge bad image of our current administration, in other words something other than your opinionated rants, please let me know because I would love to help your cause. I personally do not like criminals and would be glad to help anyone bring a criminal to justice. If it is the President and Vice President that you believe are the criminals well then I would have to let my common sense take over and say…hmmm…Bush and Cheney are Republicans….Devil says they are criminals involved with BIG OIL….why hasn’t the Democratic Legislative Branch done anything about this? Why isn’t there impeachment proceedings being televised on CNN or printed on the front page of any newspaper?
Humor side of it all….Slick Willy has fun with a cigar and also gets a knobber in the oval office and all you hear about for weeks in the media is how he “never had sexual relations with that woman”…..
Now we have BIG OIL seriously involved with Bush and Cheney and Bush and Cheney are using their office and the White House to “violate federal law” and the only place I can really read about this major crime is here in the Anthracite Coal Forum.
You mention your previous career at the DEA several times…my “opinion” that’s questionable. I have a favor; if it is the DEA you are familiar with stick with that. Stay away from the military. It is quite obvious you have no military experience. You haven’t been there. You have been watching this entire Enduring Freedom and Iraqi War from your arm chair in front of your coal heat. You are making an attempt at being an “arm chair general”. “In my opinion this is what should be done…” or “this is what I would do…” What gives me the experience to make that comment…because I do/say the same thing. But, what makes me different than you is that I was there and… "The secrecy of my…” PAST “job prevents me from…” correcting your lack of knowledge of the military involvement in Iraq…..AND….Afghanistan. You have no idea what we have over there.
Quotes like this simply amaze me.
“Much easier to defend a fleet against attack........There aren't many roadside bombs at sea!”
I will admit that the picture of the contact mine from spc was classic!! It is now my background for my desk top. Brings back memories of Desert Shield and Storm. USS Tripoli Shield/Storm vets know about those. The newer technical mines are the really scary ones. USS Princeton Shield/Storm vets know about mantas. I don’t believe either ship lost any lives but there were injuries.
“But, rather than argue the point, I would be totaly satisfied with a seaborne rapid reaction force from our fleet in international waters-Gulf of Arabia. What's wrong with that idea?”
… Rapid reaction from sea dealing with what our people are doing ashore today??? What’s wrong with this idea???
We don’t have teleportation yet…until there is effective teleportation you will not have rapid reaction from sea to handle what the “ground pounders” are doing daily. “Beam me up Scotty!! Admiral Arm Chair wants me in his Stateroom to give him a debrief on our last mission.”
If my assumptions are right … (Yes I assume and I’m not afraid to make an ass out of myself, as you can see/read) you were close in age for Vietnam. Are you a Vet? Did you serve? Drafted or volunteered?
One last comment…if anyone believes in his rants, I definitely want to clear one thing up. He speaks of controlling Iraq from the sea instead of inside Iraq or any other country over there. There is a reason for 4 branches of the military…we all work together and rely on each other. One is not 100% effective without the other. Don’t forget about the Coast Guard either. When one fails, we all fail.
Diversion over...new day...partying in NYC