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Happy Birthday Marines
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:57:36 am »

Happy Birthday Devildogs     :wav: :occasion13: :occasion14:
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 09:38:12 am »

Is it that time already? What date is that anyway? I can never remember.
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 09:41:25 am »

Heh... I joined a few coworkers for a brew years ago to celebrate the birthday.  I was an Air National Guard veteran surrounded by a bunch of Jar Heads.  I related the story how I was in Arizona for two weeks during the very brutal hot month of March.  While sitting in the hotel room my a/c went out for about an hour.  It was terrible.   :laugh:

Fortunately I didn't get beat up!
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 09:51:50 am »

Is it that time already? What date is that anyway? I can never remember.

November 10, 1775
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 11:29:36 am »

Is it that time already? What date is that anyway? I can never remember.

November 10, 1775

Ah then, the party is tonight! One of the watering holes here in town throws a party for it each year. Wish I could go... but it starts well past my bedtime. LOL
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 11:50:34 am »

Quotes from LTGEN Smedley Butler:
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I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.  And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
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My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.
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Two things:  "capitalism" should read "crony-capitalism" or "fascism" and, it's actually the squirrels (!) that are running things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_AHCm0urak  [1:41]  - Rick & Morty - Morty gets an animal-listening device from Grandpa Rick]

http://www.tuntavern.com/  (USMC started in a tavern - not this one, though)

Marine invasion of Morocco from The Wind and the Lion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcm8vzGQWF8  [0:58]
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 12:01:34 pm by mi6a2lm »
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 08:38:23 pm »

Quotes from LTGEN Smedley Butler:
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I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.  And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
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My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.
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Two things:  "capitalism" should read "crony-capitalism" or "fascism" and, it's actually the squirrels (!) that are running things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_AHCm0urak  [1:41]  - Rick & Morty - Morty gets an animal-listening device from Grandpa Rick]

http://www.tuntavern.com/  (USMC started in a tavern - not this one, though)

Marine invasion of Morocco from The Wind and the Lion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcm8vzGQWF8  [0:58]


I never even suspected it was the squirrels.

Does this include ground squirrels and gophers?

Smedley wrote that book in 1934 IIRC. and it hasn't made a bit of difference.

It seems to be mostly for posting in forums, which I frequently do.

I once asked a Marine why we never said Good night Smedley wherever you are.

There wasn't an answer.
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 09:46:48 am »

maybe Chesty Puller had a better impact on the Marines than Smedley Butler
 
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 11:03:09 am »

maybe Chesty Puller had a better impact on the Marines than Smedley Butler
And more supportive too
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Re: Happy Birthday Marines
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 12:52:13 pm »

maybe Chesty Puller had a better impact on the Marines than Smedley Butler
And more supportive too

Why are you referencing a fictional comic book superhero?   :laugh: 

Edit:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Puller  (you'll see what I mean)

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