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Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By birdsmith

Read the whole story. NCIS are a bunch of...

Read the whole story. NCIS are a bunch of ham-fisted jack-booted goons. This guy is a good man, the heart and soul of our Navy, and he truly has my prayers. I deal with the same sorts of people in my...
Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By birdsmith

Why do you have to prove God exists in order to...

Why do you have to prove God exists in order to have this discussion? It is well-known what your opinion is, so why not just opt out?
Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By birdsmith

(1) The Soviet Union- as communist a political...

(1) The Soviet Union- as communist a political system as ever existed on this earth (and a reeking, stinking miserable FAILURE at that) self-identified as the "Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics"....
Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

The difference here is that Trump, IN SPITE OF...

The difference here is that Trump, IN SPITE OF messrs. Bolton et al has slowly and methodically de-escalated American military engagement in the Middle East, even opposite of what Obama was doing. We...
Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,280
Posted By birdsmith

(1) The last two tankers that were hit weren't...

(1) The last two tankers that were hit weren't carrying crude, they were carrying naptha and alcohol
(2) Neither tanker was US-flagged
(3) Like it or not, Iran is essentially a Russian proxy, and...
Yesterday, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By birdsmith

With God, ANYTHING is possible. Matt. 19:26

With God, ANYTHING is possible.

Matt. 19:26
06-15-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

This was on the Roosevelt, January '18. For the...

This was on the Roosevelt, January '18. For the life of me, I have no idea why they didn't close up the ship and go to GQ-the elevator doors were wide open and we stood on the edge of the hangar...
06-15-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,805
Posted By birdsmith

At the OP's original question...it all depends on...

At the OP's original question...it all depends on what one's definition of "Religion" is. At the risk of validating Bible by using Bible verses, James wrote that "True religion, undefiled, is this:...
06-15-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,470
Posted By birdsmith

My (millennial) son was admonished by his ROTC...

My (millennial) son was admonished by his ROTC 'superiors' some years ago to realize that his cellphone would be far more of a hindrance to his upcoming military career that it would be a help (he is...
06-15-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By birdsmith

While quite stupid, the Iranians aren't THAT...

While quite stupid, the Iranians aren't THAT stupid. Whatever they hook up to those tankers would become pink mist in a matter of minutes...
06-15-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By birdsmith

You yourself are nothing less than one of Lenin's...

You yourself are nothing less than one of Lenin's Useful Idiots...to you, when two people agree on what is good and right and true and virtuous, they cease to be an individual and are guilty of...
06-15-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By birdsmith

Relaxation of US sanctions, perhaps...

Relaxation of US sanctions, perhaps...
06-15-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

Again, I have transited the Strait on a quiet...

Again, I have transited the Strait on a quiet night in a CVN...essentially as a civilian 'spectator'. I have done the same in broad daylight when it clearly agitated the Iranians, and it was probably...
06-14-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

300 feet is the MAXIMUM depth...average depth...

300 feet is the MAXIMUM depth...average depth closer to 150 feet. While operating a sub in the Gulf may be manageable (and I'm no expert on sub ops) it seems like pretty tricky business to me...
06-14-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

Operating submarines in the Gulf is...

Operating submarines in the Gulf is problematic...300-foot maximum depth. Not a lot of room to move...
06-14-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

If I had knowledge of where we were going and...

If I had knowledge of where we were going and disclosed it, that would be "too much". I don't, and if I did, I wouldn't...

The past, even if it's only yesterday, is exactly that, and is public...
06-14-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,836
Posted By birdsmith

For the most part, the only difference between...

For the most part, the only difference between (D) and (R) nowadays id that the D's are forcefully dragging the wagon to the left while [most of] the R's are getting begrudgingly dragged along with...
06-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

I tend to agree. Ostensibly, the Lincoln's...

I tend to agree. Ostensibly, the Lincoln's primary reason for making this trip was to move it from East to West coast after a refit & refuel. We're not out here looking for a fight, but I suppose if...
06-13-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 12,314
Posted By birdsmith

I might be able to lend a little perspective...

I might be able to lend a little perspective here. I left Norfolk, VA with the Lincoln back on April 1...

We first stopped in Palma, Mallorca in mid-April after transiting the Strait of Gibraltar,...
06-09-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 16,964
Posted By birdsmith

@ Bolded...do you realize how utterly comical you...

@ Bolded...do you realize how utterly comical you sound??? Your FIRST sentence is a LIE! Trump most assuredly is NOT a politician, HE IS A BUSINESSMAN that absolutely DESPISES politicians, which is...
06-09-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,467
Posted By birdsmith

I may be jumping the gun here...but exactly WHY...

I may be jumping the gun here...but exactly WHY are you answering the very valid question with another question???

I'll tell you why-because you CLEARLY cannot answer the question. Mueller first...
06-09-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 16,964
Posted By birdsmith

What you are calling "Lies" are at worst...

What you are calling "Lies" are at worst embellishments and/or exaggerations. Not sure exactly what the nature of POTUS's tiff is with Puerto Rico, but there's clearly an issue there. One thing for...
06-06-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,891
Posted By birdsmith

There were a number of valid reasons for opposing...

There were a number of valid reasons for opposing the Vietnam War-primarily that it was an ill-considered, poorly thought out exercise that had no workable exit plan and therefore begged eventual...
06-05-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,612
Posted By birdsmith

I have worked for four different employers where...

I have worked for four different employers where a union infested their shop. Two of those are out of business now, largely because their product line got bought up by another company that moved...
06-05-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,612
Posted By birdsmith

I thank no one other than myself and the God that...

I thank no one other than myself and the God that opened the doors for me.

The only thing I thank any union for is the factory that closed on me, which led me to the job I presently have...
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