Category Archives: Veterans Issues

Protect And Serve



United Airlines lost something north of $200 Million in stock value yesterday. That is somewhat misleading because it’s stock value, not actual operating money. Still, it gives them an excuse to reduce dividends which will make retirees invested in the airlines less happy.

“Protect-Serve in place… enhance your calm…”

There’s plenty of finger pointing to go around, and plenty of people who will take the blame and lose their jobs so that the Managers don’t have to. But what does the whole thing say about our culture?

A man arrested in Sacramento is later released for a “lack of evidence” that he actually did anything wrong. The problem is that his arrest was caught on video and once again, raises serious questions about law enforcement behavior. Much like the United Flight, the same overarching question remains – what happened to “protect and serve?”

Meanwhile Presidential spokesman Sean Spicer, who obviously had no clue that yesterday was Passover, announced that Assad is worse than Hitler. The nation, led by the Offense Police, screeched and yelled until he clarified what he meant, which apparently was that Assad is worse than Hitler. Then he apologized for saying that Assad is worse than Hitler.

Whether it’s a Baseball Team owner or a French Politician or a Presidential Spokesman, it seems like Hitler comments are basically a career death trap to be avoided. So, why not give my system a try?

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Day of the Woman



 

 

It is International day of the Woman. Once again we are told that America sucks for women, but does it really? Compared to places where women are told they cannot drive because they encourage being raped by doing so?

And as women make gains in our society, particularly the military, including being members of the crew on submarines or in combat teams for the Marines, are we learning to be more accepting of the presence of women in traditional male roles or are we balking and saying “nope, nope, nope???”

And what does it say about our beliefs when the Marines are rocked by a scandal in which Marines and Vets shared pictures of females Marines, with outrageous comments being made about the women?

Did we forget how to be men of honor?

 

 

That’s a Big Boat



The first installment of Dave’s USS Michigan story begins with Part 3 as Dave arrives aboard USS Michigan.

FTB3(SU) Bowman arrives aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G) in late October of 1983, just as the ship returns from Patrol 1. It was a rough start, but very much a learning experience!

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