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  1. 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...
  2. 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-)
  3. 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...
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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...
  8. "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...
  9. 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...
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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...
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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....
  12. 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...
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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...
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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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    Amen to this, brother! s/f

    Amen to this, brother!

    s/f
  20. It's a PR piece, sure, but the young Marine...

    It's a PR piece, sure, but the young Marine sounds like she's a pretty hard charger. Made it through grunt training, and the Corps decided she should stay a combat engineer, which she doesn't seem to...
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    I just brought up that idea for a business last...

    I just brought up that idea for a business last night, talking with my wife about Harvey! She thought it might be a little hard to start up from out here on the east coast...
  22. Thread: Coffee Talk

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    Damn, Troop, that really does sound like a mess...

    Damn, Troop, that really does sound like a mess of a situation baby bear is coming from, but he and his momma are lucky they've got you on their side. We know you well enough to know you won't let...
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    Now I want to get my Blues cleaned up and...

    Now I want to get my Blues cleaned up and tailored to fit so I can wear them to an event here and there. I think I'll pull them out of the cedar closet soon and see what it would take. If it's not...
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    So what's everybody think of the latest idea that...

    So what's everybody think of the latest idea that good old Billary may want to become a minister/pastor of some kind?

    I just about spit out my coffee when I saw that someplace, thinking "oh,...
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    No idea what this award might be, I've never seen...

    No idea what this award might be, I've never seen it but that was a few years before my time. I've moved the thread over to "Ask a Marine" for better placement.

    Good luck, I'm curious to see if...
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