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Canadian causes trouble at Japan’s Yasukuni shrine

by Rodan ( 135 Comments › )
Filed under Japan, World War II at December 27th, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Regardless of the controversial nature of Japan’s Yasukuni shrine, only an idiot would go there and start trouble. That is exactly what some German Canadian tourist did. He went in to try to shame the Japanese there and instead was lucky to get out with his life.

This German Canadian guy really had some nerve and balls to go to a Japanese shrine and cause the trouble he did.

(Hat Tip: Military Photos)

Update:) Per Guggi, the man in the video was Canadian.

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135 Responses to “Canadian causes trouble at Japan’s Yasukuni shrine”
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  1. 1 | December 27, 2013 2:04 pm

    Thank God it wasn’t an American!


  2. 2 | December 27, 2013 2:06 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    That guy was lucky the police was there.


  3. brookly red
    3 | December 27, 2013 2:08 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Thank God it wasn’t an American!

    seriously.


  4. eaglesoars
    4 | December 27, 2013 2:16 pm

    the video isn’t clear but the ‘German’ looks like he may have some Asian ancestry.

    He was obviously there to start political trouble but why and for whose benefit?


  5. heysoos
    5 | December 27, 2013 2:25 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    the video isn’t clear but the ‘German’ looks like he may have some Asian ancestry.
    He was obviously there to start political trouble but why and for whose benefit?

    to get his 15 min of fame


  6. 6 | December 27, 2013 2:27 pm

    Can you imagine the reaction if the United States had a shrine like this dedicated to, say, the Confederacy as opposed to World War Two war criminals? I’d put the Rape of Nanking out there as an atrocity rivaling anything anyone has ever done, and the Japanese get a pass on it. You almost never hear anything about it. As far as what they teach in schools (in America as well as Japan) it might as well have never happened. But the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are held up as “war crimes”, even (or perhaps especially) here in the United States.


  7. eaglesoars
    7 | December 27, 2013 2:27 pm

    @ heysoos:

    that’s the wrong kind of fame for a German to go looking for anywhere, let alone Japan


  8. 8 | December 27, 2013 2:54 pm

    This is on eof the reasons I oppose women in combat:

    Starting Jan. 1, every woman in the Marines Corps was supposed to meet a new physical standard by performing three pullups. But that has been put off.

    The Marine Corps announced it quietly. There was no news conference — just a notice on and an item on its own TV show, .

    Lance Cpl. Ally Beiswanger explained that the pullup test had been put off until sometime next year, to gather more data and “ensure all female Marines are given the best opportunity to succeed.”

    So far, female Marines are not succeeding. Fifty-five percent of female recruits tested at the end of boot camp were doing fewer than three pullups; only 1 percent of male recruits failed the test.

    The three pullups is already the minimum required for all male Marines. Now the Marine Corps has postponed the plan, and that’s raising questions about whether women have the physical strength to handle ground combat, which they’ll be allowed to do beginning in 2016.

    Combat doesn’t go easier on women. If anything, it will be harder on women, because it is always going to be hardest on the weakest link in the chain. What is next? Are they going to say she doesn’t have to carry as much ammunition as a male counterpart? That is destined to end well.


  9. 9 | December 27, 2013 2:56 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Yeah that is a good question. He had an agenda.


  10. 10 | December 27, 2013 2:59 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Addendum: I, myself, am 4F for the Marines because of a crippled Left Arm. Should they go easier on me so I can get in? I am also too old, but if we are waiving requirements for women, why not other requirements on a case by case basis?

    Combat is unforgiving, and it does kill off the weakest (and, sometimes even the strongest). Al Qaeda isn’t going to give a woman a break because she can’t lift herself and all of her gear over a wall to hide behind. They are going to shoot her, and she will live or die based on their marksmanship and her proximity to medical care.


  11. 11 | December 27, 2013 3:08 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I’m not a fan of women in combat either.


  12. 12 | December 27, 2013 3:13 pm

    @ Rodan:

    There’s no doubt that some women can handle it (as there are some men who can’t), butt the military isn’t about singling people out for their own betterment. Combat is really the ultimate team sport. Every member of the team needs to be able to function as part of that team. Physically, women just don’t have the upper body strength of men. There is nothing “sexist” about it. It is simply a physical fact of life. All the “feel-good” legislation in the world isn’t going to help when she’s carrying nearly her body weight in gear across an open field and somebody opens fire on her.


  13. brookly red
    13 | December 27, 2013 3:16 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    /but on the other hand who better to plan an ambush, eh?


  14. 14 | December 27, 2013 3:26 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Could be. In World War Two the Soviets fielded women snipers, and they were effective. But being a sniper is a different skillset than being an infantryman. Snipers still have to lug a lot of gear, and when the flag goes up they can be as vulnerable as anybody else, but snipers rely more on stealth than on shear physical strength. this push for women in combat has no interests in improving our war-making capability. It is all about PC bullshit. People who say there are no physical differences between men and women are simply ignoring biology. No man is ever going to be able to bear a child, no matter how “unfair” the government determines that fact to be. I always knew that when it came to having women in combat they were going to have to relax the regs. That is doing these women no favor. It is setting them up to fail, and to fail in an environment where to fail is, most often, to die. IMHO, that is the idea. They know that the American people are less likely to support a war effort if women start coming home in body bags to any significant degree. The whole real point of women in combat is to harm America’s war-making capability.


  15. 15 | December 27, 2013 3:33 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    I’m not a fan of women in combat either.

    Fuck that. Any woman willing to run gleefully into combat deserves the Darwin Award she is going to receive, same as any man. Darwin Awards are not given to the smartest or strongest. Combat is not something that anyone with two functional brain cells runs gleefully into.

    To enter into combat rationally and logically is to do so with great trepidation believing that you are already counted among the dead. That you do so only because their is no other acceptable option. That what you do, is for a cause greater than your individual sacrifice.

    There is no kind, gentle or nice way of depriving another human being of their life. Combat is all about depriving another human being of their life, it has no other function. If you are not physically capable, you have no legitimate or valid place on a military field of combat, period, end of story.


  16. Guggi
    16 | December 27, 2013 3:35 pm

    1. This vid is two and a half years old
    2. The foreigner in the vid is NOT German but a Canadian.


  17. 17 | December 27, 2013 3:44 pm

    @ Guggi:

    The foreigner in the vid is NOT German but a Canadian.

    I’ll update the thread, thanks!


  18. Guggi
    18 | December 27, 2013 3:46 pm

    @ Rodan:

    You’re welcome.


  19. lobo91
    19 | December 27, 2013 3:47 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    You’ll find very few enlisted women who have any interest in serving in combat units. They have enough sense to know that it’s a bad idea.

    The real push is to allow women to become combat arms officers. The only officers who make it into the upper echelons of the military are those with a combat arms background. That will probably never change, so they’re doing the next best thing and changing the standards.

    This is all about having a female Army Chief of Staff or Marine Corps Commandant someday.


  20. 20 | December 27, 2013 3:53 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Thanks. I didn’t know that. It simply makes sense that you’d want the leadership of them military to have combat experience.

    This is all about having a female Army Chief of Staff or Marine Corps Commandant someday.

    PC bullshit “diversity” instead of doing what makes the military a more efficient fighting force.


  21. lobo91
    21 | December 27, 2013 3:55 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    PC bullshit “diversity” instead of doing what makes the military a more efficient fighting force.

    That’s been the standard since the Clinton administration.

    What did putting women on Navy combat vessels--and now subs--or ending DADT do to make the military a more efficient fighting force?


  22. 22 | December 27, 2013 4:05 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    What did putting women on Navy combat vessels--and now subs--or ending DADT do to make the military a more efficient fighting force?

    Exactly why I was against all three. The only thing the military should be concerned with is winning wars. That which helps us win wars is “good”. That which does not help us win wars is superfluous at best, and counter to their mission at worst. The military isn’t a laboratory for social policy, or at least it shouldn’t be. The sad reality is that a social laboratory is the only thing the Democrats are interested in seeing out of the military. Winning wars is apparently something that is “so Twentieth Century” to the Democrats. And the Republican s give them a pass on it. When Kerry was running for office, Bush/Rove declined to make a campaign issue out of the fact that Kerry had opposed all of the weapons-systems and spending on the military that made it possible for us to win the Cold War.


  23. brookly red
    23 | December 27, 2013 4:09 pm

    OK now this is disturbing… http://nypost.com/2013/12/27/hundreds-of-teens-trash-mall-in-wild-flash-mob/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

    I am not surprised that hundreds of teens ran amok for 2 hours in a Brooklyn mall, not in the least… what surprises me in no arrests were made. Not one. Hundreds of preps and over 2 hours of crime and not one arrest.


  24. 24 | December 27, 2013 4:18 pm

    The dictionary definition of Heartbreak.

    I dare the pussies like Speranza to find this video and watch it. Oh wait, no I don’t, you have to have a heart for this to mean a damned thing to you.

    The dictionary definition of Heartbreak.


  25. eaglesoars
    25 | December 27, 2013 4:18 pm

    Women in combat: We do have women pilots in the Navy and Army helicopter pilots. Also, IIRC, there are gunners in combat and as far as I know, they do well. But infantry combat? No frigging way. A few days ago on the Military Channel I watched Battle for Fallujah. I’ve read about it of course, but a lot of this footage was ACTUAL FOOTAGE. I was dumbfounded at how physically demanding combat is.


  26. Speranza
    26 | December 27, 2013 4:21 pm

    We should have forced Japan to face up to her barbarism in World War II like we did to the Germans (at least the West Germans).


  27. Speranza
    27 | December 27, 2013 4:23 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Can you imagine the reaction if the United States had a shrine like this dedicated to, say, the Confederacy as opposed to World War Two war criminals? I’d put the Rape of Nanking out there as an atrocity rivaling anything anyone has ever done, and the Japanese get a pass on it. You almost never hear anything about it. As far as what they teach in schools (in America as well as Japan) it might as well have never happened. But the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are held up as “war crimes”, even (or perhaps especially) here in the United States.

    The Japanese refer to their invasion of China as an “incursion”.


  28. Speranza
    28 | December 27, 2013 4:23 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    The dictionary definition of Heartbreak.
    I dare the pussies like Speranza to find this video and watch it. Oh wait, no I don’t, you have to have a heart for this to mean a damned thing to you.
    The dictionary definition of Heartbreak.

    The next time you ever refer to me as a pussy I promise you will regret it.


  29. eaglesoars
    29 | December 27, 2013 4:24 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    I dare the pussies like Speranza to find this video and watch it.

    somebody piss in your Cheerios?

    Speranza wrote:

    We should have forced Japan to face up to her barbarism in World War II like we did to the Germans (at least the West Germans).

    We did execute some, I believe. Not nearly enough.


  30. lobo91
    30 | December 27, 2013 4:24 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I was dumbfounded at how physically demanding combat is.

    Know who else is dumbfounded by it? The elected officials who keep pushing this crap.


  31. eaglesoars
    31 | December 27, 2013 4:26 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    The Japanese refer to their invasion of China as an “incursion”.

    The Japanese woman who wrote the book known in English as The Rape of Nanking committed suicide. I doubt 10 Japanese read it, let alone know it exists.


  32. 32 | December 27, 2013 4:26 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Charming. Just effing charming. Here’s a thought. Use the social media to track backwards, find the lowlife who thought this up.

    Go to effing Jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200.


  33. RIX
    33 | December 27, 2013 4:26 pm

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/26/military-veterans-scathing-open-letter-to-paul-ryan-is-set-to-go-viral/

    If you haven’t seen this yet, it is scathing.


  34. eaglesoars
    34 | December 27, 2013 4:27 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    The elected officials who keep pushing this crap.

    when and if they get a clue. which is never.


  35. Speranza
    35 | December 27, 2013 4:28 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    OK now this is disturbing… http://nypost.com/2013/12/27/hundreds-of-teens-trash-mall-in-wild-flash-mob/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow
    I am not surprised that hundreds of teens ran amok for 2 hours in a Brooklyn mall, not in the least… what surprises me in no arrests were made. Not one. Hundreds of preps and over 2 hours of crime and not one arrest.

    I used to live near Kings Plaza. That mall changed in the early 1990′s when all the homies from down town Brooklyn started taking buses(which previously did not go there) to the mall and hanging out there.


  36. 36 | December 27, 2013 4:28 pm

    Back in a few -- I need to get lunch. That video pissed me the eff off and I’m afraid I’m going to kick something.


  37. eaglesoars
    37 | December 27, 2013 4:29 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    find the lowlife who thought this up.

    From what I’ve heard, this was not planned. Two women got into it and it just sort of grew.

    I don’t understand why people don’t have the sense to stay away from a bad situation.


  38. brookly red
    38 | December 27, 2013 4:33 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    OK now this is disturbing… http://nypost.com/2013/12/27/hundreds-of-teens-trash-mall-in-wild-flash-mob/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow
    I am not surprised that hundreds of teens ran amok for 2 hours in a Brooklyn mall, not in the least… what surprises me in no arrests were made. Not one. Hundreds of preps and over 2 hours of crime and not one arrest.

    I used to live near Kings Plaza. That mall changed in the early 1990′s when all the homies from down town Brooklyn started taking buses(which previously did not go there) to the mall and hanging out there.

    now I have a lot of respect for the NYPD but it defies all odds that not one arrest was made… some body gave the order to stand down and that person needs to be fired.


  39. lobo91
    39 | December 27, 2013 4:33 pm

    CT Gun Owners Wait in Long Lines to Register Guns

    Next up: CT Gun Owners’ Homes Raided by Police to Confiscate Guns They Registered


  40. brookly red
    40 | December 27, 2013 4:34 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I don’t understand why people don’t have the sense to stay away from a bad situation.

    well apparently the cops had enough sense :)


  41. eaglesoars
    41 | December 27, 2013 4:35 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    some body gave the order to stand down and that person needs to be fired.

    could it be that they were concerned about ‘civilians’ and waited too long to go in?


  42. eaglesoars
    42 | December 27, 2013 4:36 pm

    @ brookly red:

    oh, nice one!


  43. lobo91
    43 | December 27, 2013 4:39 pm

    @ brookly red:

    I’m sure things will be much better once comrade DeBlasio takes charge
    //


  44. brookly red
    44 | December 27, 2013 4:42 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    I’m sure things will be much better once comrade DeBlasio takes charge
    //

    well he will have a new twist on stop and frisk… city workers will randomly stop people and frisk them to see if they are carrying any currency.


  45. lobo91
    45 | December 27, 2013 4:46 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Just follow the crowd:

    New Yorkers Move To FL At A Rate Of 50,000 A Year


  46. eaglesoars
    46 | December 27, 2013 4:49 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ brookly red:
    Just follow the crowd:
    New Yorkers Move To FL At A Rate Of 50,000 A Year

    as long as they stay out of Texas and Tennessee -- at least until I decide where I’m going


  47. 47 | December 27, 2013 4:50 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Just follow the crowd:

    New Yorkers Move To FL At A Rate Of 50,000 A Year

    DeBlasio will probably have them stopped and frisked on the way out.


  48. 48 | December 27, 2013 4:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Oh. The story seemed to indicate it was spread.
    It’s time for every state to enact a strict parental liability law. Maybe if the parents of these little monsters thought they would lose their house in a lawsuit over their little “misunderstood” darlings’ behavior they’d be asking a few more questions when they went out.


  49. 49 | December 27, 2013 4:52 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Oh. The story seemed to indicate it was spread.
    It’s time for every state to enact a strict parental liability law. Maybe if the parents of these little monsters thought they would lose their house in a lawsuit over their little “misunderstood” darlings’ behavior they’d be asking a few more questions when they went out.

    @ brookly red:

    Especially when you see that they are subduing one of the mobbers and then wave them off.


  50. 50 | December 27, 2013 4:54 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    as long as they stay out of Texas and Tennessee — at least until I decide where I’m going

    I can see AMC doing a variation on “The Walking Dead” with marauding bands of fleeing New Yorkers. :D


  51. eaglesoars
    51 | December 27, 2013 4:56 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    From what I’ve heard, this was not planned. Two women got into it and it just sort of grew.

    well, it looks like I was half right

    Hundreds of teens terrorize Brooklyn mall and SHUT IT DOWN after mob organized on Facebook to watch fight between girls


  52. 52 | December 27, 2013 4:57 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Californians have fled for Texas -- but I think those would be RED state Californians. BLUE state Californians all ran to Seattle.


  53. lobo91
    53 | December 27, 2013 4:57 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    And Colorado.

    It’s going to be hard enough taking this state back from the Californians.


  54. eaglesoars
    54 | December 27, 2013 4:59 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    Maybe if the parents of these little monsters thought they would lose their house in a lawsuit

    I don’t know how destroying a family would help already dysfunctional environments. And I’m betting that home ownership among this crew is below average.


  55. eaglesoars
    55 | December 27, 2013 5:00 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    BLUE state Californians all ran to Seattle.

    And Oregon, I think? I remember when there was a significant migration and people in Oregon started putting bumpter stickers on their cars: Welcome to Oregon. Now go home.


  56. eaglesoars
    56 | December 27, 2013 5:02 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    It’s going to be hard enough taking this state back from the Californians.

    Hubby and I honeymooned in Vermont. He had lived there for a few years and certainly didn’t consider it liberal. It had changed -- NYC people looking for a bucolic utopia and completely fucking it up


  57. lobo91
    57 | December 27, 2013 5:04 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    You see stickers like that here, too


  58. 58 | December 27, 2013 5:05 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I understand your point, and it’s well taken. I just would like to think if parents thought they’d be on the hook for damages, they’d be a lot more cognizant of where their kids were going, who they were with and what they were doing.

    And as far as those on government benefits -- take half for damages and the family can eat effing Cup O’Noodles.

    @ eaglesoars:

    You’d think those liberal states would WELCOME the residents of the Mother Ship, wouldn’t you?


  59. lobo91
    59 | December 27, 2013 5:09 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    If Leia bites somebody, I’m liable. What’s the difference?

    Aside from the fact that Leia is better behaved than those “yutes,” of course…


  60. heysoos
    60 | December 27, 2013 5:09 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Carolina Girl wrote:
    BLUE state Californians all ran to Seattle.
    And Oregon, I think? I remember when there was a significant migration and people in Oregon started putting bumpter stickers on their cars: Welcome to Oregon. Now go home.

    they flooded Rio Rancho, Taos, and Santa Fe….with only 2 million people in New Mexico, they absolutely and rapidly changed the demographic


  61. mtc
    61 | December 27, 2013 5:11 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    Dear Dorian: I went to your insignificant blog and read the synopsis of the video you posted. You are undoubtedly correct that too many quite talented rockers never make it and deserve a break, but what does this have to do with Speranza and your incorrect opinion of him? It is a crying shame that any blog especially this one would have you either as a poster or commentator. In all likelihood, your post was written in your usual drunken state and when you finally attain sobriety, you won’t remember you wrote it. Oh and some advice, if you want a break in life, kick the booze and drugs. And until you do so , shut your fucking pie hole, Stephen Walker. Merry Christmas! If I were an owner, I would ban you.


  62. eaglesoars
    62 | December 27, 2013 5:12 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    And as far as those on government benefits — take half for damages and the family can eat effing Cup O’Noodles.

    Oh I’ll go for that in a New York minute!

    lobo91 wrote:

    If Leia bites somebody, I’m liable. What’s the difference?

    If Leia bites somebody it’s because they deserve it. That’s the difference


  63. heysoos
    63 | December 27, 2013 5:13 pm

    mall riots like this are just a precursor to the hell looming just over the horizon


  64. eaglesoars
    64 | December 27, 2013 5:15 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Taos,

    didn’t Georgia O’Keefe and Ayn Rand live there?


  65. Speranza
    65 | December 27, 2013 5:17 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    now I have a lot of respect for the NYPD but it defies all odds that not one arrest was made… some body gave the order to stand down and that person needs to be fired.

    Anticipating the reign of Di Blasio. The NYPD of Rudy would never have allowed them to get away with it.


  66. heysoos
    66 | December 27, 2013 5:22 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    Taos,
    didn’t Georgia O’Keefe and Ayn Rand live there?

    O’Keefe spent most of her time in NM at the Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu…don’t know about Rand, I think she stayed in Taos but so did a multitude of other writers and artists…Ghost Ranch is a very cool place to visit (as is Taos)


  67. 67 | December 27, 2013 5:24 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Indeed. I’d be on the pretty puppy’s side in this.
    And it’s a good point -- we are on the hook for damages and injury caused by our pets. I remember back in the day -- I told my parent where I was going, who I’d be going with, and what time I expected to be home.

    And if I strayed more that 10 minutes from that time, I could expect to enjoy a nice week IN for the forthcoming 7 days. The “entitled” generation seems to believe they can do no wrong and even if they do, so WHAT?

    BTW, what’s with the Server Error messages? Did Cold Warrior forget to feed the hamster again?


  68. eaglesoars
    68 | December 27, 2013 5:25 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Ghost Ranch is a very cool place to visit

    It’s open to the public?


  69. 69 | December 27, 2013 5:26 pm

    @ Speranza:

    It is the curse of the liberal enclaves that they never realize what they’ve got till it’s gone…

    New York had a FANTASTIC Mayor in Rudy
    California had a FANTASTIC governor in Reagan and then proceeded to elect a succession of idiots.


  70. 70 | December 27, 2013 5:28 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Love Taos. Actually, love ALL of New Mexico. Beautiful state.


  71. eaglesoars
    71 | December 27, 2013 5:29 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    And it’s a good point — we are on the hook for damages and injury caused by our pets.

    Some of that is reflected inaccurately in homeowner’s insurance policies. If you own a rottie, shephard, pitt, your policy costs a lot more. But the breed that inflicts the most bites is -- wait for it -- dachshounds. Altho it’s true, dachshunds don’t actually kill anybody.
    One breed I would shoot on sight -- Preso Canaris. This is the breed that killed the woman in San Fran and the dogs were being raised by a pair of lawyers for a convict to give to him when he got out of jail. They got something like 5 yrs. They should have been sentenced to life.

    Ah! MY puppies are home from daycamp. Later


  72. Speranza
    72 | December 27, 2013 5:33 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    It is the curse of the liberal enclaves that they never realize what they’ve got till it’s gone…
    New York had a FANTASTIC Mayor in Rudy
    California had a FANTASTIC governor in Reagan and then proceeded to elect a succession of idiots.

    Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown may run for POTUS in 2016 and he hates the Clinton’s. Yes traditionally liberal areas every now and then elect a great and successful conservative and forget how bad things were before the said conservative took office, and then they revert to the policies that brought the state or city to disaster. NYC will be going back to the future (to the 1970′s) in a week.


  73. eaglesoars
    73 | December 27, 2013 5:41 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown may run for POTUS in 2016

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


  74. heysoos
    74 | December 27, 2013 5:43 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    Ghost Ranch is a very cool place to visit
    It’s open to the public?

    yes…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Ranch


  75. eaglesoars
    75 | December 27, 2013 5:47 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:
    heysoos wrote:
    Ghost Ranch is a very cool place to visit
    It’s open to the public?

    yes…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Ranch

    that looks breathtaking


  76. Guggi
    76 | December 27, 2013 5:48 pm

    RIX wrote:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/26/military-veterans-scathing-open-letter-to-paul-ryan-is-set-to-go-viral/

    If you haven’t seen this yet, it is scathing.

    Seems that the USAF is leading the fight against PC and against humiliating military personal.

    First Lt. Gen. Susan Helms and Lt.Gen. Craig Franklin, now Chief Master Sergeant Wooten.

    They are pissed :-)


  77. darkwords
    77 | December 27, 2013 5:49 pm

    @ 8 Iron Fist: Jump over a wall or get left behind. It saves lives to flunk all who can’t.


  78. darkwords
    78 | December 27, 2013 5:50 pm

    @ 8 Iron Fist: Don’t you make them carry extra ammo on purpose then?


  79. 79 | December 27, 2013 5:50 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Yep -- those are a mean dog.
    Actually, my homeowner’s policy in California was reduced because I had a German Shepherd -- interesting. Totally agree with liability on a Pit. I walked by a car in the parking lot the other night and a Pit damn near came out of the window at me, snarling and snapping. I got to my car and dialed the police, advising them that there was a vicious Pit that showed every indication of being able to get out. Gave them the license number and the location. I’m sure the owner thought he was really ha ha funny putting his dog in the car to “guard” it.

    @ Speranza:

    He’s an idiot if he does. He may hate the Clintons but they will effing destroy his ass -- he doesn’t know how to play the game the way they do. They will KILL him on his high-speed rail folly and the outlandish cost to California and the destruction of farmland for someone the populace didn’t want. Also, I can’t tell if Jerry still sees himself as that dashing 45 year-old but now he looks like a doddering old idiot.

    BTW, if the MSM gives you these “great” Covered California sign up number for our health care exchange? 212.000? Know this -- 179,000 have been placed in California’s version of Medicaid -- aka Medi-Cal. So, no -- not so great.


  80. heysoos
    80 | December 27, 2013 5:51 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    eaglesoars wrote:
    heysoos wrote:
    Ghost Ranch is a very cool place to visit
    It’s open to the public?
    yes…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Ranch

    that looks breathtaking

    it is and not just one formation or landmark….it’s everywhere…the sky, the light and colors are exactly what they claim


  81. Guggi
    81 | December 27, 2013 5:51 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    Oh. The story seemed to indicate it was spread.
    It’s time for every state to enact a strict parental liability law. Maybe if the parents of these little monsters thought they would lose their house in a lawsuit over their little “misunderstood” darlings’ behavior they’d be asking a few more questions when they went out.

    Bingo !!


  82. darkwords
    82 | December 27, 2013 5:53 pm

    @ doriangrey:does not follow….


  83. darkwords
    83 | December 27, 2013 5:54 pm

    @ 25 eaglesoars: Women are great if you have to fight insects on another planet and doogie howser can read minds.


  84. heysoos
    84 | December 27, 2013 5:56 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ doriangrey:does not follow….

    agreed…sorta bizarre


  85. lobo91
    85 | December 27, 2013 5:57 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Some of that is reflected inaccurately in homeowner’s insurance policies. If you own a rottie, shephard, pitt, your policy costs a lot more. But the breed that inflicts the most bites is — wait for it — dachshounds. Altho it’s true, dachshunds don’t actually kill anybody.

    It’s a combination of frequency and severity. Dachshunds may be twice as likely to bite someone as a Rottweiler, but if they only do 20% as much damage when they do, they still ultimately cost the company less.

    With most homeowner policies, the first bite is free. After that first claim, though, your premiums will go up, regardless of the breed. I don’t pay anything to USAA for having Leia.


  86. eaglesoars
    86 | December 27, 2013 5:59 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    I walked by a car in the parking lot the other night and a Pit damn near came out of the window at me, snarling and snapping.

    meh. I’ve had a Pekenese do that to me. The dog was doing its job. The beagle we lost a few months ago, Molly, took a dislike to the office supply delivery person. Bared teeth, hackles up. She would NOT let him in the door. Now we pay for UPS delivery.

    Specific breeds require specific kinds of owners. There’s a pitt down the street, Thor. I had Bonnie with me the first time I met him -- she was only 4 mos old. We were invited inside. Thor completely ignored Bonnie and disappeared for about half a minute. The next thing I knew, something was pressing HARD against the back of my leg. I just froze. When I turned to look, he had brought me a tug rope to play with. So we played.

    Starving. Off to eat.


  87. darkwords
    87 | December 27, 2013 6:01 pm

    @ 86 eaglesoars: I know a terrier that is 10 pounds and 9.9 pounds are vicious teeth. Thinks he is a t-rex or something.


  88. RIX
    88 | December 27, 2013 6:04 pm

    @ Guggi:
    Seems that the USAF is leading the fight against PC and against humiliating military personal.

    First Lt. Gen. Susan Helms and Lt.Gen. Craig Franklin, now Chief Master Sergeant Wooten.

    They are pissed

    So it seems, good for them.


  89. RIX
    89 | December 27, 2013 6:06 pm

    News item, Iran is asking for direct negotiations with the U.S cutting out France.
    They see us as the weak link & they see France as too tough!
    WTF? Good going Barry.


  90. heysoos
    90 | December 27, 2013 6:09 pm

    for all the media junkies…
    A&E folded like a paper napkin


  91. lobo91
    91 | December 27, 2013 6:10 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ 86 eaglesoars: I know a terrier that is 10 pounds and 9.9 pounds are vicious teeth. Thinks he is a t-rex or something.

    Yeah, small dogs are generally a lot more likely to actually bite someone than big ones. The only time I’ve ever been seriously bitten was by a dog like that.


  92. RIX
    92 | December 27, 2013 6:11 pm

    Sanity prevails!

    Via Hollywood Reporter:

    Less than two weeks after his anti-gay remarks prompted an “indefinite hiatus” for the reality patriarch, and a strong fan backlash, the network says he will remain on the series.

    Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty clan who was suspended from his hit reality series on Dec. 18 following some incendiary comments about gay people, won’t be put on hiatus after all.

    The network and the Robertson family announced Friday that Phil will still be part of the series — and since he didn’t miss any filming, his temporary suspension will have no effect on the upcoming fifth season.

    7 19 0 26

    Via WZ.
    This should drive the Left nuts.


  93. RIX
    93 | December 27, 2013 6:13 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    darkwords wrote:

    @ 86 eaglesoars: I know a terrier that is 10 pounds and 9.9 pounds are vicious teeth. Thinks he is a t-rex or something.

    Yeah, small dogs are generally a lot more likely to actually bite someone than big ones. The only time I’ve ever been seriously bitten was by a dog like that.

    That’s a fact, little dogs are generally more feisty.


  94. lobo91
    94 | December 27, 2013 6:18 pm

    @ RIX:

    That’s a fact, little dogs are generally more feisty.

    Big dogs don’t have to actually attack you to dominate.


  95. spinmore
    95 | December 27, 2013 6:28 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    I.F. -- this is truly one of those ‘enduring questions’ lol
    I have been all over the map on this one.
    My youngest (only daughter) is a first year ROTC (Army) Cadet.
    She does not currently want to pursue a combat job, but i can say that she is an athlete and does out-perform many of the male cadets. And, having two older brothers, could probably kick some ass. :)
    I am thankful that she will learn basic warrior skills as front-lines are a thing of the past in many attacks on our troops.
    Her oldest brother is a nurse (Reserve officer) and the other is an Infantry soldier (currently deployed)
    I have wondered whether we could have all-female combat units. Even amoungst the male service members -- the Infantry soldier is a rare breed
    If a female wants to be on the spear-tip . . . who am i to say no? just a thought


  96. RIX
    96 | December 27, 2013 6:29 pm

    http://floppingaces.net/2013/12/27/coming-soon-obamacare-sticker-shock/
    via Flopping Aces
    This is the truth, The sloppy roll out of the Exchanges is not the biggest problem.
    The really big problem is the cost, both premiums & out of pocket expenses.


  97. RIX
    97 | December 27, 2013 6:30 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ RIX:

    That’s a fact, little dogs are generally more feisty.

    Big dogs don’t have to actually attack you to dominate.

    True & they are aware. Nothing to prove.


  98. lobo91
    98 | December 27, 2013 6:33 pm

    @ spinmore:

    If a female wants to be on the spear-tip . . . who am i to say no? just a thought

    Probably fewer than 1% of the female population could actually meet the requirements to succeed in infantry combat. Most of them are professional ahtletes, who have better things to do with their time.


  99. heysoos
  100. spinmore
    100 | December 27, 2013 6:53 pm

    @ heysoos:
    . . . looks good
    I’ve been trying to get through this one (so dry like a school book):

    http://books.google.com/books/about/Women_in_the_Line_of_Fire.html?id=-vOkj86jCDgC


  101. heysoos
    101 | December 27, 2013 6:59 pm

    spinmore wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    . . . looks good
    I’ve been trying to get through this one (so dry like a school book):
    http://books.google.com/books/about/Women_in_the_Line_of_Fire.html?id=-vOkj86jCDgC

    I don’t care one wit about current female military stuff, it may be a major issue for some folks, but just does interest me


  102. heysoos
    102 | December 27, 2013 7:02 pm

    @ spinmore:
    OTOH I’m surprised you even responded to a post about a book…any subject outside of todays headlines is a waste of time around here…good for you and keep reading


  103. spinmore
    103 | December 27, 2013 7:02 pm

    @ heysoos:
    copy that . . . lol


  104. heysoos
    104 | December 27, 2013 7:04 pm

    who cares about Pressfield…Hannity is on in five minutes!!!!….bwahahaha!…
    we are so hosed


  105. eaglesoars
    105 | December 27, 2013 7:05 pm

    a wonderful pic that portrays two of our favorite subjects. Dogs and guns.


  106. spinmore
    106 | December 27, 2013 7:06 pm

    @ heysoos:
    . . . just read Band of Brothers. Had it collecting dust, then “Babe” Heffron passed away here in my town (Philly) he is referenced in the book


  107. 107 | December 27, 2013 7:09 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Chihuahuas are the nastiest.


  108. heysoos
    108 | December 27, 2013 7:10 pm

    spinmore wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    . . . just read Band of Brothers. Had it collecting dust, then “Babe” Heffron passed away here in my town (Philly) he is referenced in the book

    I saw that…my own dad was a combat vet fighting in the Pacific…
    if you like that stuff read ‘Flags of Our Fathers’…terrific story of the boys who raised the flag at Iwo Jima


  109. spinmore
    109 | December 27, 2013 7:12 pm

    @ heysoos:
    have the movie . . . not the book (yet)


  110. heysoos
    110 | December 27, 2013 7:14 pm

    @ spinmore:
    really, read the book…written by the son of the medic, Bradly I think…fighting their way across Iwo was a nightmare beyond words…the fucking Japanese couldn’t even take it


  111. spinmore
    111 | December 27, 2013 7:20 pm

    @ heysoos:
    . . . yea, pretty sure i’ve spotted it at our main library’s used book store. Be sure to pick it up. it’ll be like 2 or 3 bucks :)


  112. Buckeye Abroad
    112 | December 27, 2013 7:21 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    for all the media junkies…
    A&E folded like a paper napkin

    Just like I said would happen. It was a gimmick.


  113. Mars
    113 | December 27, 2013 7:22 pm

    spinmore wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    I.F. — this is truly one of those ‘enduring questions’ lol
    I have been all over the map on this one.
    My youngest (only daughter) is a first year ROTC (Army) Cadet.
    She does not currently want to pursue a combat job, but i can say that she is an athlete and does out-perform many of the male cadets. And, having two older brothers, could probably kick some ass.
    I am thankful that she will learn basic warrior skills as front-lines are a thing of the past in many attacks on our troops.
    Her oldest brother is a nurse (Reserve officer) and the other is an Infantry soldier (currently deployed)
    I have wondered whether we could have all-female combat units. Even amoungst the male service members — the Infantry soldier is a rare breed
    If a female wants to be on the spear-tip . . . who am i to say no? just a thought

    The whole argument is kind of skewed anyway. They are acting as if there are no women in combat. Women fill plenty of roles in combat support units so they are already there. We’ve even had at least one female POW in modern history. As someone who served in a support unit during Desert Storm I can say there are ups and downs. Generally the women who are there understand the risks. But, OTOH far more women in our particular area were trying to get out than men were. There were also many many times more women on sick call every day than there were men.

    In general there are good and bad things involved. But none of this is really the reason why they want to force it on the military. One point above was correct, the left does want a female in charge. But, the point that is being missed is the natural tendency of the left to want to screw the military. They saw in Desert Storm how the press obsessed about one female POW and pretty much ignored everything else. They know that many don’t have the stomach for women being killed and captured in action. This is just another leftist maneuver to make people hate the military.


  114. 114 | December 27, 2013 7:33 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Little yappy dogs who think they’re the size of a Great Dane.
    I want to get a pug. Or a white bulldog, like the University of Georgia mascot.

    If I get the former, I’m naming it Toast.
    If I get the latter, I’m naming it Tide. (That should REALLY piss some people in Savannah off).


  115. lobo91
    115 | December 27, 2013 7:34 pm

    What happens when dogs are sent to work with prisoners:


  116. Speranza
    116 | December 27, 2013 7:35 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The Japanese woman who wrote the book known in English as The Rape of Nanking committed suicide. I doubt 10 Japanese read it, let alone know it exists.

    Her name was Iris Chang. I saw her on a History Channel documentary about the Rape of Nanking. Remember the days when the History Channel actually had programs based on history?


  117. 117 | December 27, 2013 7:36 pm

    @ Buckeye Abroad:

    Maybe on the part of A&E, but somehow I can’t see Phil Robertson letting his beliefs be part of a publicity stunt (although in full disclosure I have been taken in before).

    A&E advises they will be airing Public Service Annoucements. Hold the damn boat. Phil didn’t say this stuff on the SHOW -- he said it outside. You don’t get to make money off the guy on the one hand and then denigrate and call his beliefs out on the other to make a minority snot group happy.

    If they air those announcements, I will continue NOT to watch the show.


  118. eaglesoars
    118 | December 27, 2013 7:40 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    I want to get a pug. Or a white bulldog, like the University of Georgia mascot.

    be prepared for vet bills. dogs with smushed-in faces have problems. and unless you are physically strong, no bulldog. There used to be one down the street, Turbo, who adored me (as most dogs do :wink: ). If I didn’t give him the attention he wanted, he’d just knock me down and sit on me. The only other dog that did that to me was a mastiff.


  119. heysoos
    119 | December 27, 2013 7:40 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:
    a spat between millionairs…my care meter is turned off


  120. eaglesoars
    120 | December 27, 2013 7:42 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Remember the days when the History Channel actually had programs based on history?

    they still do but usually it’s about ancient something -- say Egypt


  121. heysoos
    121 | December 27, 2013 7:43 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I knew a guy years back that raised Mastiffs…one hell of an animal…HUGE! but quite friendly…and I mean HUGE


  122. eaglesoars
    122 | December 27, 2013 7:45 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I’ve been meaning to ask you. You recommended an author by the name of Wilbur Smith, I believe. A lot of what he writes seems to be serialized. But some are stand-alone. Since I don’t know if I’d like him, can you recommend one of his stand-alone books?


  123. eaglesoars
    123 | December 27, 2013 7:48 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    and I mean HUGE

    tell me about it. I’m 5’4 and weigh 115 pounds. This guy’s name was Max. We were at the animal hospital, in the lobby, and I asked his dad if I could meet him. Of Course! Paw on one shoulder, paw on 2nd shoulder, I sat down, lick, lick, lick, I fell on my back, so he sat on me and licked off all my makeup. The entire lobby was in hysterics.


  124. heysoos
    124 | December 27, 2013 7:49 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    I’ve been meaning to ask you. You recommended an author by the name of Wilbur Smith, I believe. A lot of what he writes seems to be serialized. But some are stand-alone. Since I don’t know if I’d like him, can you recommend one of his stand-alone books?

    not really…but his series are very respectable…”When the Lion Feeds” is a classic…he is a formitable writer


  125. Buckeye Abroad
    125 | December 27, 2013 7:50 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:
    I was always looking at it from the A&E perspective. Free advertising with the fan base riled. Perfect.
    Mr. R. probably violated a clause in his contract, but the revenue generated by DD wasn’t going to be ignored.

    Women should not be anywhere near combat. Saw a couple in Desert Storm- poor results with more dead weight for the guys to carry. Keep them in support roles. Would advocate segregating the sexes- the added tension & sexual misconduct makes it worse for everyone.


  126. eaglesoars
    126 | December 27, 2013 7:53 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    ”When the Lion Feeds” is a classic…

    ok, I’ll try that.

    Buckeye Abroad wrote:

    Women should not be anywhere near combat.

    can you address my comment about women pilots and gunners? as far as I know they do well, but perhaps I’m wrong.


  127. Mars
    127 | December 27, 2013 7:55 pm

    Buckeye Abroad wrote:

    @ Carolina Girl:
    I was always looking at it from the A&E perspective. Free advertising with the fan base riled. Perfect.
    Mr. R. probably violated a clause in his contract, but the revenue generated by DD wasn’t going to be ignored.
    Women should not be anywhere near combat. Saw a couple in Desert Storm- poor results with more dead weight for the guys to carry. Keep them in support roles. Would advocate segregating the sexes- the added tension & sexual misconduct makes it worse for everyone.

    Not to mention the frivolous sexual harassment charges that get tossed around like a joke. Never mind the fact that the average male soldier slapped with a sexual harassment charge never manages to get his career back on track, even if found innocent. (Saw that one over a dozen times. And almost every one was due to the female getting a bad performance review.)


  128. darkwords
    128 | December 27, 2013 8:19 pm

    @ 76 Guggi: Patty Murray was lauded here in the news for being the leader of that budget deal. The name of Paul Ryan didn’t even appear in the story. Patty Murray represents Fort Lewis, McChord AFB and Bremerton and Whidbey Island. A lot of military personnel. An error by both of them.


  129. 129 | December 27, 2013 10:42 pm

    mtc wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Dear Dorian: I went to your insignificant blog and read the synopsis of the video you posted. You are undoubtedly correct that too many quite talented rockers never make it and deserve a break, but what does this have to do with Speranza and your incorrect opinion of him? It is a crying shame that any blog especially this one would have you either as a poster or commentator. In all likelihood, your post was written in your usual drunken state and when you finally attain sobriety, you won’t remember you wrote it. Oh and some advice, if you want a break in life, kick the booze and drugs. And until you do so , shut your fucking pie hole, Stephen Walker. Merry Christmas! If I were an owner, I would ban you.

    Go fuck yourself.


  130. Guggi
    130 | December 28, 2013 1:57 am

    spinmore wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    I.F. — this is truly one of those ‘enduring questions’ lol
    I have been all over the map on this one.
    My youngest (only daughter) is a first year ROTC (Army) Cadet.
    She does not currently want to pursue a combat job, but i can say that she is an athlete and does out-perform many of the male cadets. And, having two older brothers, could probably kick some ass.
    I am thankful that she will learn basic warrior skills as front-lines are a thing of the past in many attacks on our troops.
    Her oldest brother is a nurse (Reserve officer) and the other is an Infantry soldier (currently deployed)
    I have wondered whether we could have all-female combat units. Even amoungst the male service members — the Infantry soldier is a rare breed
    If a female wants to be on the spear-tip . . . who am i to say no? just a thought

    I only can hope she stays healthy:

    (…)

    As a young lieutenant, I fit the mold of a female who would have had a shot at completing IOC, and I am sure there was a time in my life where I would have volunteered to be an infantryman. I was a star ice hockey player at Bowdoin College, a small elite college in Maine, with a major in government and law. At 5 feet 3 inches I was squatting 200 pounds and benching 145 pounds when I graduated in 2007. I completed Officer Candidates School (OCS) ranked 4 of 52 candidates, graduated 48 of 261 from TBS, and finished second at MOS school. I also repeatedly scored far above average in all female-based physical fitness tests (for example, earning a 292 out of 300 on the Marine physical fitness test). Five years later, I am physically not the woman I once was and my views have greatly changed on the possibility of women having successful long careers while serving in the infantry. I can say from firsthand experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, and not just emotion, that we haven’t even begun to analyze and comprehend the gender-specific medical issues and overall physical toll continuous combat operations will have on females.

    (…)


  131. mtc
    131 | December 28, 2013 4:51 am

    @ doriangrey:
    Likewise


  132. Buckeye Abroad
    132 | December 28, 2013 6:02 am

    @ Mars:

    Not to mention the frivolous sexual harassment charges that get tossed around like a joke. Never mind the fact that the average male soldier slapped with a sexual harassment charge never manages to get his career back on track, even if found innocent. (Saw that one over a dozen times. And almost every one was due to the female getting a bad performance review.)

    True.. I know guys who not only lost their career, but did time in the slammer on the complete farbrications of woman’s a statement. In a civilian court, the cases would have never made it to trial. Plus when a woman f*cks up, it’s covered up and never makes it beyond BN HQ. Watching a female solider trying to carry her body weight in weapons and ammo to the HMMV and then collapsing and crying like a litte girl sticks to the fore-front of my mind, but there are alot worse examples. I also think that if they recruit women, they should be up front with them as well-- “eg.. if captured, you will be most probably ganged raped.” The fools in DC have no clue, but are to caught up in their own PC self-righteousness to see how bad this will be for all in uniform.


  133. Buckeye Abroad
    133 | December 28, 2013 6:21 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    can you address my comment about women pilots and gunners? as far as I know they do well, but perhaps I’m wrong.

    Look up Kara Hultgreen. There is polticial pressue to ensure “women can do whatever men can do” using the US military as a social experiment to jusitify progressive dogma. In the end, Hultgreen should have never passed flight school, but she was held to lower standards to meet poltical ends… see where this leads. Now she is dead.

    There is a slim percentage of women out there, I would say 1%, who could fulfill the roles in combat, however those women do not justify the complete overhaul of the military to suit those 1% needs. Not in cost or structure. Also keep in mind now, inside the ranks better qualified men are discriminated against to ensure “a woman” gets coveted lots-- especially in the officer ranks.

    Those women who are there now…so what. They are a slim minority most probably where they are at some one else’s expense.


  134. Guggi
    134 | December 28, 2013 9:05 am

    @ Buckeye Abroad:

    There are some very good female pilots in the military. But the pool of female pilots is very small. You’re right that e.g. male pilots are discriminated. Female pilots in the USAF make only barely 2 percent of all pilots in the AF they gain 19 percent of the command/career posts. The USAF did it to attrack more women but failed miserable. They not only didn’t attrack more prospective female pilots but lost many prospective male pilots who see their chances for a career lowered.

    Another point is pregnancy. Many female pilots marry other male pilots within the first three years (Navy (4 percent female pilots), Marines (1 percent female pilots), become pregnant and escape either to the National Guard, or retire into reserve (I thought that relationships between two active members in the military were forbidden) but their traning costs were between US$ 1.2 and 1.8 M. This money is more or less lost. Some try to stay but after a year or two they give up.

    For the infantry I think there shouldn’t be females in combat zones. Military analysts say, that female infantrists in combat zones in the Soviet army during the war in Afghanistan were responsible for 20 percent of the failure why the Soviets lost. Female infantrists (the numbers for the former SU and the research in the US-Military are quite the same) break their bones 5 times more often than males and have double the numer of leg insuries than man. Only 20 percent of the females reach the abilities of the lowest 20 percent of males. Females have only half the power in the upper part of the body than males and only a little bit more than 70 percent in the lower part. 65 percent of the female soldiers between 20 and 30 yeas old don’t reach the abilities and power of average males older than 50 years.

    I guess that super trained women like top athletes have better things to do than to go to the infantry. As they did in the Navy and the Marines they will lower the bar so that the standards are “the same” for both. It’s a disaster.


  135. Buckeye Abroad
    135 | December 28, 2013 1:17 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Interesting points about the USSR-- I never heard that women served in Afghanistan.

    I was going to bring up pregnancy, but decided to keep the post short. Every unit that comes down on orders-- suddenly 20% of the women get pregnant and cannot deploy. Either the battalion finds replacements from the sister units or the unit goes down range short handed.

    There is a huge cost to a country, both financial and socially, that is not being honestly discussed nor the results of history examined in context. Nor is any moral questions being raised about the whole idea of a nation “sending young women, young mothers off to war when some many able bodied men are available.” A society that finds it acceptable, is a society not long for the this world.


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