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    you got a hand on this Brother keep up the good poems...
  2. I assure you, Brother, the honor is mine to have you as a Friend.
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    I really like your poems , they are very deep and only someone who spent time on the line or in the military like you could write so well.. I would see it as an honor to have you as a friend Sir....


    Semper Fi...
  4. Thank you....great to be aboard!
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    Welcome aboard Gunny,Semper Fidelis.
  6. Not lazy at all...and not to forget - the filter for open-mindedness is...the rational mind. Tranquil...I like that.

    Semper Fi
    Icepoet
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    Did I forget to mention the beer?

    Sex, race and religion were always on the card. And whether Miller Lite's attraction was that it tasted great or was less filling. I'm also reminded of the Bill Cosby skit "Why is there air?"

    "A tool", great term for being opened minded. A tool that allows us to see things from different points of view. I'm not sure Ayn's concerns of gullibilty fit my thinking. To me there is that line but it is between the known factual topic and the conceptual topic. I see no gullibilty concerns in conceptual, philosophical, thinking. There are times when we need to have lines though. At some point we need to take a position. I find tranquillity in open mindedness. It is sometimes easier to not take a hard and fast position. Maybe I'm just lazy.

    Enjoy the day,
    Al
  8. Al - posted a message in your 'visitor messages' - hopefully you received my answer to your question there...still learning the 'posting' ropes here. Let me know, alright? I'm sensing I should have posted it here as a reply (smile).

    Icepoet
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    So let me ask a question. When I was in and we had down time there were a few of us who fancied ourselve's to be "philosophical". The one thing we agreed on nearly to a man was the concept that to be a "true" philosopher you had to have the ability to change your thinking 180 degrees. By that I mean you needed an open mind. I'm curious what your thought are on the subject.
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About Icepoet
First Name:
David
Last Name:
Dean
Rank:
E-7
Do you own a business?:
No
Where did you attend bootcamp?:
MCRD San Diego
What date did you graduate bootcamp?:
September 1965
What was your bootcamp platoon number?:
Platoon 146
Duty Stations:
Vietnam 3rdBn 4thMar 3rdMarDiv
Marine Barracks, USNB, Long Beach, CA
Marine Detachment, FICPAC, Ford Island, Oahu, HI
Camp Lejeune, NC
MCAS, Iwakuni, Japan
MCAS, El Toro, CA
Year Entered Marine corps:
1965
Year Exited Marine Corps:
1977
Favorite Duty Station:
MCAS, Iwakuni, Japan
Favorite Marine:
Captain James J. "JJ" Carroll, CO, K, 3/4, 3rdMarDiv
Wars and conflicts you were in involved in?:
Vietnam
Combat History:
Vietnam Dec 1965 to Jan 1967
Military Biography:
8 June 1965 to 15 July 1977 GySgt
Current City:
Spokane
Current State:
Washington
Hometown:
Pendleton
Home State:
Oregon
High School:
Shadle Park HS
Gender:
Male
Zodiac Sign:
Aries
Occupation:
Retired
Colleges Attended:
Santa Ana College
Interests:
Chess, Fishing, Hunting, Poetry, Philosophy
Favorite Quote:
"To live and move among men, the heart must break or harden." ...S.R.N.Chamfort
Favorite Color:
Blue, with a hint of Scarlet and Gold
Favorite Movie:
The Quiet Man with John Wayne
Favorite Book:
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

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