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Forum: Military - Other 10-06-2010
Replies: 254
Views: 164,847
Posted By Ironhorse
We don't have a great track record with "separate...

We don't have a great track record with "separate but equal" through myriad flavors of segregation, and "separate + unequal" has all kinds of problems, too. Your idea addresses one issue (intramural...
Forum: The Whole News 03-02-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 14,389
Posted By Ironhorse
They don't? Since when? :rolleyes: Geez...

They don't? Since when? :rolleyes:

Geez this world is going to hell.
Forum: The Whole News 03-02-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 14,389
Posted By Ironhorse
My goodness, lots of dialog here. On the...

My goodness, lots of dialog here.

On the one hand:
- war is politics
- we have been complaining about a dearth of grand strategy
- Presidents have a hand in setting that
- people are...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 03-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 7,956
Posted By Ironhorse
Ah yes. The old "we love death" trick. ...

Ah yes. The old "we love death" trick.

Clearly, for many of these folks the only option is to give them what they want. The nuance is in delivering it at stand-off distances.

Radiation...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 01-03-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 29,307
Posted By Ironhorse
High above Cayuga's waters, There's an awful...

High above Cayuga's waters,
There's an awful smell.
Some say it's Cayuga's waters,
Some say it's Cornell.
Forum: Small Wars Council / Journal 11-13-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 9,621
Posted By Ironhorse
You sure that dog's name was Buddy?

You sure that dog's name was Buddy?
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 11-10-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 10,020
Posted By Ironhorse
Just cruising the web looking for birthday...

Just cruising the web looking for birthday thoughts, came across this (http://www.marinecorpsmoms.com/archives/cat_mothers_voices.html)(4 Dec 06 entry). Go Deb:
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-07-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 327,410
Posted By Ironhorse
I'd wager the latter does. I understand why...

I'd wager the latter does.

I understand why many have problems with there not being more citations. But there's a big difference between "more notes would be nice-to-have" and "it is invalid...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-07-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 327,410
Posted By Ironhorse
Hmmm. Little ol' me? :o Who'd a thunk it? I...

Hmmm. Little ol' me? :o Who'd a thunk it?

I do have to say that I concur w/ both comments below. LTC Gentile is certainly consistent and vigorous in his choice of topics (SWJED), and direct in...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-04-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 327,410
Posted By Ironhorse
Just to squash any risk of this whole tempest in...

Just to squash any risk of this whole tempest in a teapot getting too easy, :rolleyes::

I agree with the core thought there.

But the intro loosely converges the extremes of technical manuals...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-02-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 327,410
Posted By Ironhorse
No no noooOOOO!! :mad: Too much risk that...

No no noooOOOO!! :mad:

Too much risk that the "equal time" argument might get Price onto the Daily Show. :eek:

Think of the backlash it might have on Colbert's campaign.
Forum: The Whole News 11-01-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4,517
Posted By Ironhorse
That link says the contest is "underway." From...

That link says the contest is "underway." From the pic I saw, that contest is over. She wins.
Forum: Training & Education 10-26-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 3,971
Posted By Ironhorse
Not to detract you from your usable scenarios, to...

Not to detract you from your usable scenarios, to which I don't have the meat you are looking for in reply.

But you stated you have an Intermediate Ojective, qualifying to FLP1. Is that under...
Forum: Trigger Puller 09-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 7,131
Posted By Ironhorse
P.S. should the HMMWVs, etc., be armored? By all...

P.S. should the HMMWVs, etc., be armored? By all means!

Do we still need to get out of them? HELL YES!
Forum: Trigger Puller 09-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 7,131
Posted By Ironhorse
"Focusing too much on force protection"

Pardon the semantics, but I don't think that's possible.

We only run into problems when we erroneously define force protection as armor, big walls, etc. that we think segregate us from the threat...
Forum: Government Agencies & Officials 09-12-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 7,378
Posted By Ironhorse
Good one.

Jeez, Rob. Nice articulate observation / question.

I have been quoted as saying that the relationship between the reserve Commanding Officer and his active Inspector-Instructor (USMC) has got to...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 07-18-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 327,410
Posted By Ironhorse
Which native?

I just took a look at some of the recent entries, and this does bear watching.

But I would have thought the right "native" would be some flavor or Iraqi. Of course which flavor is a debate all of...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 07-11-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9,775
Posted By Ironhorse
Looking for a miracle?

Or maybe a touch of ju jitsu?

As expected, trending toward goofy by definition -- variations on governing = power, and politics = the distribution of power, therefore NO.

Clearly I am not...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 07-10-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9,775
Posted By Ironhorse
Can we get the politics out of governing?

As I listened to yet another absurd prescription for "solving" the Iraq War, wedged between radio programs on our pathetic medical care system and some election prognositications on how the flex of...
Forum: Who is Fighting Whom? How and Why? 07-06-2007
Replies: 201
Views: 40,356
Posted By Ironhorse
Yes and no, I think. I agree that more...

Yes and no, I think.

I agree that more public education would create more understanding which might create more tolerance for COIN best practices and hopefully less tolerance for the unreasoned...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 07-04-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ironhorse
Bump

Perhaps I set the bar too high with "proficient" and the stigma too low with "geek" ;)

Any semi-aware roguishly handsome masters of technology and all they survey out there? I've got a burning...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 07-02-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ironhorse
Any proficient GPS geeks out there?

I want to be one. Within reason.

I can basic land nav with an eTrek with the best of them, and am a waypointing son of a [gun]. I have been trying to expand my envelope with this Map Source and...
Forum: Middle East 06-22-2007
Replies: 534
Views: 165,587
Posted By Ironhorse
So they were listening to Millenium Challenge,...

So they were listening to Millenium Challenge, eh?

http://www.fountainpowerboats.com/teamfountain/images/ft_hooters_mn.jpg
Forum: Military - Other 06-22-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 13,945
Posted By Ironhorse
regarding organizational taxonomies

P.S. speaking to an FDNY official not long after 9/11. For those that don't know it, FDNY and NYPD get on in many ways like Christians and lions. Rough paraphrase of his observations:

We'd...
Forum: Military - Other 06-22-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 13,945
Posted By Ironhorse
John T Fishel, I copy that with the appropriate...

John T Fishel, I copy that with the appropriate levity that I read was intended :)

For those more literal out there, I know the UCP is a lot more specific than the webmasters' interpretations of...
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