That depends on whether you like your rides bumpy. d8-)
Don't get grumpy, Gunner. I just know what's coming, and it could be a
beaut. If it were me I'd list all the citations from US v Emerson, 5th
Circuit Court of Appeals, and expect responses in November or so. <g>
IvanOleg, the young guy who runs the website. Rather good
photographer, pro second amendment.
Russian immigre as I recall.
He of course does other stuff, chop it down to just the www and look
at his other work
on 9/12/2007 4:49 PM Michael A. Terrell said the following:
I have a few of them.
I also have a DD214. Sorry about your injury. I was fortunate to have
served between the Korean and Viet Nam wars.
I also have a certificate honoring my 38 years of municipal service,
which service required that I enforce the criminal and traffic laws of
New York State and carry a gun when on duty.
I also own 5 handguns and two rifles.
I also was once a member of the NRA.
I served during Vietnam era, but never saw combat. I had severe
health problems, but a very good background in electronics so they
drafted me, after telling me I couldn't enlist because of five separate
4F ratings. I was legally disabled when I was drafted, but I served. I
tested out of the three year electronics school for broadcast engineer
while I was in basic training, and skipped AIT. It was a few years ago
those problems got so bad that I can no longer work.
Only one person in seven in the US military ever sees combat. Some
people don't understand that. There is more to a fighting force than
the front line, and everything has to work properly, or those at the
front line all die.
Good for you. :) Were you an MP or SP wile in the military? A lot of
the better police officers got their training that way. I only met a
couple bad ones while in the US Army. I bet that they all remembered me
for a while. It's amazing what a quick talk with their watch commander
can do when they screw up. :) I worked 'Weathervision' at Ft. Rucker
and had several try to keep me from doing my duty. All the watch
commander had to hear was 'Weathervision' and the MP got yelled at, and
reminded that if our group didn't get their job done, the helicopter
school had to shut down.
I received a letter of commendation from my commanding General for my
work to resurrect a totally screwed up AFRTS TV station. I ignored that
everything was depot level work, and fixed everything in the station.
Then the station manager tried to have me court martailed for
'dereliction of duty' for the work I did. It was quickly dropped, and I
was promoted. :)
I went back into electronics after I left the service. At my last job
I was building telemetry equipment for a lot of US government agencies,
some that are still under NDA.
Not really. I was just responding to your jab. ;-)
Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
I so wish I had a ballot.
That said, it does not render my views and my ability to express them
It's that 'forest-from-the-trees' thing, Morris.
I peek over the fence and worry myself sick.
A lot of my peers were on loan to Iran to build their electrical
networks. They made a lot of friends. So many Iranians we'd love to
have as neighbours. What's with the war drums?
Won't you add impeachement to you arsenal of keyboard and ballot?
|| My _preferred_ weapons are keyboard and ballot.
| I so wish I had a ballot.
Y'know, I was thinking about that a while back. Not your (r's) ballot
specifically, but the notion that citizens of a country aren't the
only stakeholders in choosing that country's leaders.
It was just idle thinking, of course, because no one in any country
would be willing to give someone from another country a role in
choosing their country's leadership. Still, it's an interesting
thought - and I've wondered how things would play if the world outside
the USA could elect one senator and one representative to our
| That said, it does not render my views and my ability to express
| them as impotent.
| It's that 'forest-from-the-trees' thing, Morris.
Absolutely true - that's the "keyboard' part of the arsenal. Discourse
/can/ bring about change when well-chosen words are spoken/written in
a suitable context.
Well, in a manner of speaking, we're all trees in the forest - even
though we'd each like to speak our own piece and be heard as
It's being worth listening to that's the real challenge.
| I peek over the fence and worry myself sick.
I'll be the first to admit that you have noisy neighbors who (at least
sometimes) appear to be completely irrational. :-)
Observe - great. Worry yourself sick - please don't. As a constructive
friend, you're highly valued - and I would prefer you stay healthy.
FWIW, before you get into deep worry mode, it makes sense to ask:
"Hey, what's going on here? Do I need to worry about you?" There are a
couple of benefits to this: first, there may not be as much reason to
worry as you originally thought - and second, you've stimulated your
neighbor to focus (even if just a little) more on what you see as a
| A lot of my peers were on loan to Iran to build their electrical
| networks. They made a lot of friends. So many Iranians we'd love to
| have as neighbours. What's with the war drums?
Fear and a certain amount of bigotry. Fear that Iran will develop
nuclear weapons as powerful as those we have and fear that they'll act
I worked (and socialized) with some Irani immigrants in San Jose. I
was pleased to give 'em all the furniture I'd built for my apartment
when I returned to Iowa, and I'd be still more pleased to have them
living next door here.
In order to beat the war drums, it's necessary to /ignore/ the value
of individuals. I've concluded that "hawkishness" is inversely
proportional to the number of places from which one's friends come and
inverse-squared with one's appreciation for cultures other than one's
| Won't you add impeachement to you arsenal of keyboard and ballot?
That's not really a solution to the problems we've created for
ourselves - for a number of reasons. For instance: How would you feel
knowing the head of household next door had carelessly shot a
IMO, our stars never shone so brightly as when we focused our efforts
on sharing our best with others in need - and they never dimmed so
rapidly as when our politicians changed their focus from 'help' to
They _still_ don't have 24-hour electricity in Baghdad.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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