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  1. Thread: Draft

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    First, this panic about "OMG IT'S WW3 WE'RE ALL...

    First, this panic about "OMG IT'S WW3 WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!" is funny, ridiculous and sad at the same time - y'all know like I do that no, it's not freakin' total war. I tried to explain to one...
  2. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    We got a half inch of slushy snow day before...

    We got a half inch of slushy snow day before yesterday here near DC, and everything shut down at 1:00 - schools sent the kids home, Federal gummint shut down, everybody went running for home!
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    Hey, Dave! I've been busy on the Book of Faces,...

    Hey, Dave! I've been busy on the Book of Faces, along with getting my younger daughter off to college and becoming a grandpa thanks to the older daughter - staying in touch with the crew on that...
  4. Well, it looks like this was the most recent...

    Well, it looks like this was the most recent place anybody checked on (this thread), so I'll give it a poke and see if anybody's listening.

    Been gone for a couple years, I just got tired of the...
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    Happy New Year, you grouchy bastards! I'm back in...

    Happy New Year, you grouchy bastards! I'm back in case anybody cares, I know there are a few of you guys who should remember me.
  6. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Well, Happy New Year y'all!I've been gone from...

    Well, Happy New Year y'all!I've been gone from this place for a couple years, but the login still works so I figured I'd stop in and see if anybody's still here. Looks like the weather reports are...
  7. Like MvR said, officers need to be runners....

    Like MvR said, officers need to be runners. Period.

    Wombat, if you really want to be an officer, check Mike's post and get a personal trainer - it'll be an investment, but makes sense. If you...
  8. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    I hate those clammy winds too, I think they get a...

    I hate those clammy winds too, I think they get a lot of that in Florida - warm, humid, breeze just moving the water around in the air?

    8-)
  9. Thread: Fitness Advice

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    I think about working out a lot, does that count?...

    I think about working out a lot, does that count? Twice this week I thought "damn, I should get out for a run today" and just today I'm trying to convince myself to go down in the basement and lift...
  10. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    I don't get the weather reports either, Bloop....

    I don't get the weather reports either, Bloop. I've been offline for a while with some family issues (mostly sick old parents), but I know I can always stop in here to see what the weather's like...
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    Total bullsh!t. Say one word, don't even do...

    Total bullsh!t. Say one word, don't even do anything, and you're screwed. Hell, just have someone say that you said something "inappropriate" and you're done - it's kinda fun seeing that hit all the...
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    Talk to the I&I staff at your unit. Prior service...

    Talk to the I&I staff at your unit. Prior service recruiter may also be able to help you work this out - take the initiative, Marine!

    SF
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    tl;dr So are you on a Reserve contract now...

    tl;dr

    So are you on a Reserve contract now waiting to ship? My personal advice is to do what I tried to (couldn't because I'm too blind and couldn't get a vision waiver for PLC/OCS):

    1. Get...
  14. "Join the Marines" they said, "You'll get a ski...

    "Join the Marines" they said, "You'll get a ski vacation" they said...

    Where's the chalet in the alps with the hot Bond girls and cold martinis? I don't think I got to go on the right cold weather...
  15. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Hey, Doc! Good to see you posting again - we're...

    Hey, Doc! Good to see you posting again - we're the UA club, I think.

    Weather here is a little snowy, down at the beaches they got dumped on with wind, looks like the NE is going to be snowed in...
  16. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Well, no matter how long I'm UA from here it...

    Well, no matter how long I'm UA from here it seems like not much changes - but "new year, new me"? I'll try, just gotta keep that "real life" stuff from getting in the way.

    It was a hell of a busy...
  17. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Troublemakers? Lisa, I'm disappointed that you...

    Troublemakers? Lisa, I'm disappointed that you would think any of these fine, upstanding Marines are trouble makers!

    It's just hard to keep up with this place, work, and the Book of the Faceless....
  18. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    I'll just say my coffee maker's been broken and I...

    I'll just say my coffee maker's been broken and I had to get a new one. I'll get back in the habit of stopping by - lurking a little but she1t's been crazy lately around the swamp here.

    s/f
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    I want suppressors to be easier to get for...

    I want suppressors to be easier to get for everyone, it's protecting your hearing!

    Public health and it's good for the children or something...
  20. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    UA for a couple of weeks, or was I on special...

    UA for a couple of weeks, or was I on special orders? I'll never tell!

    Coffee's hot, contractors are finishing the bathroom renovation today (looking good - we're going to have a happy teenager...
  21. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Back from my (completely in-bounds!) Labor Day...

    Back from my (completely in-bounds!) Labor Day 96, time for more hurricane watching - who will get it next? Florida? The Carolinas? Will Irma blast over into the Gulf and follow Harvey?

    The...
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    I also approve of your drive, but this last part...

    I also approve of your drive, but this last part you may have mis-heard. Marines do some time get their *citizenship* after boot camp, but as noted already, you need the green card to be able to...
  23. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Take it easy out there in the woods, Jack! ...

    Take it easy out there in the woods, Jack!

    Hope our southern contingent is safe and out of the water, it's just mind-blowing watching from central Texas across to Louisiana. This Harvey is a BAMF...
  24. Foreigners? Nah, Russ, Canada is just the rest of...

    Foreigners? Nah, Russ, Canada is just the rest of the 57 states Obama talked about that one time.

    They just don't realize it yet up there!

    ;)

    Good to see ya, Lisa, keep it real, sis...
  25. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Amen to this, brother! s/f

    Amen to this, brother!

    s/f
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