Typo - Mr. Miller, that should read "if you sport a Breitbart tee around"...just so hippyhelper doesn't get panties in a wad go all correcty on me.
Mr K, your thanks for my service is welcome. Not always do I respond that way, because the phrase has become so reflexive as of late.
I can recognize by the sound of their rotors every helicopter we saw: OH13, OH6 (I flew in and sometimes even flew both), Huey (hundreds of air miles logged and I didn't even have a credit card), Chinook (the workhorse that moved our personnel and supplies),CH54 (the Skycrane that moved our guns around the Highlands), and of course the Cobra we all watched in awe. Also, the F4 Phantom, whose eerie whine when using air brakes in a maneuver is still distinctive, the C130 Hercules that carried me around the country occasionally, and finally to Cam Rahn Bay so I could go home. All of those sounds elicit discomfort still.
Thank you for your genuine support.
Donald T Rump, Billy may not have taken him down, but he did at least start the ball rolling. And everyone knows that crap rolls downhill! Looks like it's picking up speed.
And especially for Mr. Miller: You post using your real name because you still have political aspirations...aspirations because you are so convinced you are right. This is free name placement for you, but I'm not sure how far it will go if yu sort a Breitbart tee around. Remember - "Honey badger don't give a shit"...and eventually that sticks to you since that's really all Steve Bannon is about. If those are your principles,and if that mirrors your philosophy then you will get what you deserve.
Me? I'm gratefully isolated in my own little reality with my grapes and apples, my hemp (not marijuana, though I do partake), my wind, solar natgas aspirations, and my delightful opportunity to keep poking at you guys. The biggest thing I've learned is that most folks on here take themselves far too seriously. Lighten up and tell some stories that show you actually relate to the stories you comment on. C'mon, y'all!
Looks like the Trumpster will be taken down by a Bush after all. Billy Bush is George H.W. Bush's nephew and George W's and Jeb's first cousin.
Allow me to thank you for your service, Vietnamized, and to encourage you to keep on posting without holding back. I had a friend in Atlanta who was a Vietnam vet and a poet. The final lines of one of his poems will always haunt me, "Whenever I see a helicopter I expect it to explode."
Mr K, you are spot on in both posts, albeit, the status of troops agreement was more like closing the barn door after the cows got out. I was so shaken by Colin Powell's UN speech that I dipped into another deep depression, culminating with a breakdown after the invasion. I sought help at the VA and was fortunate enough to find a psychiatrist who had flown in and out of my Area of Operations in Vietnam and understood exactly what I was going through. He recommended venting my feelings through newspapers, and vent I did. It was very cathartic.
The Kurds would have been extremely happy to have us remain there. They were our first allies in the fight, and have remained so. As far as partitioning is concerned, we never should have participated in the divisions of Iran, Iraq and Kurdistan in the 1920's, but the siren song of oil wealth overcame common sense abut sovereignty, and they rest, as they say, is history.
Thank you for recognizing that I might occasionally say something of substance, unlike some of the others on this venue. Trump's promise to replace Scalia with a Scalia clone doesn't represent change. Quack, quack, as Scalia would quip. Paul O'Neill, thankfully, was in that first big cabinet meet after Bush was inaugurated and later wrote of being told to make plans for war with Saddam Hussein, and the division of oil territories between the major oil cartel players.
History is a cruel mistress when applied with neutrality.
Happyfew, apparently you must have riled up some of the goobers...I hope they do crawl back in their holes and let the 21st century progress without their vitriol.
When you mention Trump and the Supreme Court, Vietnamized, it suddenly hit me that the so-called candidate of change promises to replace the late Justice Scalia with an exact duplicate copy!
I disagree with the "Status of Troops Agreement" approach to securing Iraq after our disastrous conquest. We should never have invaded in the first place, but once we did, the only correct solution would have been to partition Iraq, creating separate Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish nations. The Kurds, I believe, would have been pleased to let American troops remain behind on their territory.
Trump argues that voting for him would elicit change. If the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch are still split, and the Judicial Branch remains the same - controlling the Supreme Court 5-4, there will be no change whatsoever. The economic disaster that resulted from the Iraq/Afghanistan Bush fiasco was a result of a Republican Congress rubber-stamping every debt ceiling vote. Halliburton's stock (and Dick Cheney's golden parachute) climbed out of the toilet with KBR's no-bid contracts and big oil sales to the DOD. Had the Bush Administration be competent enough to negotiate a "Status of Troops Agreement" with the new Iraqi gov't then there would not have been a void in Iraq...but better still would have been to understand the dynamics of the region before upsetting the balance of power and handing the country through a democratic election to the 75% Shia majority and essentially aligning them with Iran. To blame the Obama Administration for ISIL and the problems in Iraq are totally disingenuous and lacks any foundation in reality.
In looking at the Steve Bannon/Alex Jones crowd, the Alt-Right nut cases, the White Supremacy and David Duke types, in hearing the "lock her up" chants, and seeing he "Hillary for Prison" stickers I can only hope that the majority of voters will reject this group of un-American thugs and boors and send this reality show "star" back to his casinos...provided they haven't all gone bankrupt.
A reality-free zone in it's entirety.
Pretty much no one has the courage to do the right thing when it concerns the presidential vote, i.e., withhold their vote because both candidates are unworthy.
goobers that can only spout discredited and debunked BS. sorry, trump gave them the courage to come out from beneath their rocks due to his racism, xenophobic, homophobic tendencies, and lack of respect for women. they need to crawl back to where they came from, they are not wanted in decent society of the 2000's. we will never go back to "those days".
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And what have you actually done for us lately, Glenn?
Your opponent has done much to cross party lines and to actually get needed bills past to help Colorado farmers and such, but your GOP fellows in Congress are the ones not to do anything, so your ad is basically blasting your own party, dude. LMAO!!!
If drivers and cyclists alike would obey the traffic laws, this discussion would be unnecessary. Whether it's motorists who speed and tailgate, or try to turn while talking on the phone, or cyclists who are all over the road, the real problem is people who think the rules do not apply to them. Research Parkway is one of many examples -- try driving W. Woodman Road at rush hour between these two competing forces. You arrive relieved to be alive.
Colorado is a bike friendly state where we have minimum clearance laws and miles of dedicated bike trails. 6 lanes on Research serves the interests of cyclists and cars alike. The speeding issue will be solved if our city saw fit to time traffic lights to reduce the number of stops (while increasing fuel effeincicy). Give us back our 6 lanes... refocus on street repairs and launch an effort to get I-25 up to 6 lanes between Colorado's two largest cities.
The above picture does not reflect Research Pkwy. If creating traffic/congestion is progress, we are in a deep hole. I drive Research at least four times a day and since these new lanes, I have counted more accidents than bicycles. Creating these lanes is not progress. We need to face our reality, we are growing and we need more lanes to move cars, not the other way around.
Hmm. Never hear anything about the cause of Waldo or Black Forest, do we. Someone said Waldo was a Fed pot burn. Someone said.😏
Go to Caseys Sawmill / Lumber yard @ 10 miles north of Woodland Park on hi way 67. Awesome!
"This did not impact the drinking water, the finished water system, in any way. It went directly into the wastewater system." What BS. Where it won't even be tested for and certainly not treated for because they have no treatment, as they admit: "I don’t know of any wastewater plants in the country equipped to remove PFCs,” utilities spokesman Steve Berry said. “We would not have been able to remove that chemical before it was discharged back into the environment from our effluent.” In other words, it's already flushed into Fountain Creek.
The same thing that makes this stuff the go-to surfactant in industry is what makes it so caustic: the Fluorine-Carbon bond is the second strongest single bond in organic chemistry.
The more Fluorines you add, the stronger the bond and there are 2 Fluorines attached to each of the 8 Carbons in PFOAs, for example. That's why they call is "C8" for short. There are no enzymes in the human body that can take it apart and it will take forever, sitting in water and soil, to disassociate.
150,000 gallons would have to flow all the way to Oklahoma before it was diluted enough to reach the absurd 70ppt EPA regs, which is their new regulation.
70ppt is still absurd but reveals something about their regs before January, of 400ppt. They admitted they were THAT wrong then.
They will be admitting they are wrong again.
It replaces Calcium and Magnesium in the body and does damage they haven't even researched yet, but they know enough to know it can not be allowed.
It increases density but decreases strength in the bones and makes them brittle: "Skeletal Fluorosis" and the secondary effect: Osteoporosis.
Then it causes the calcification of scar tissues, ligaments, arteries and the epidemic beta Amyloid plaques in the brain: Alheimer's and related senility and dementia.
What it does to the Calcium Channels in the body is the stuff of horror movies. Cardiac rhythms, sodium retention, chronic kidney disease, adrenal dysfunction, so regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters, dysfunctions in the brain and peripheral nerves, mitochondrial toxicity, so the energy for every cell in the body, liver, pancreatic, testicular, and mammary gland tumors, etc. and it is estimated to take 8 years to wash out HALF of it in the body.
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