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Old 07-27-2021, 15:53   #31
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I feel like there is some embellished bio info going on. Just my 2 cents.
That's kind of what I thought of the SECDEF's pretty thin SS citation for "conducting operations" as a 1-star Ass't Div CG. I might be just crusty and this is just another area with a "new normal."
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Old 07-27-2021, 16:03   #32
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Q: What is driving today's conservatives?

A: An overwhelming desire to submit their liberty to the Socialist Democrats.
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Old 07-27-2021, 16:39   #33
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Can a officer of Milley's status be authorized to wear badges/awards regardless of whether he actually served in a particular unit or passed a course?
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Old 07-27-2021, 18:45   #34
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That's kind of what I thought of the SECDEF's pretty thin SS citation for "conducting operations" as a 1-star Ass't Div CG.
From https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/secre...-iii-dan-rice/

[Brigadier General Austin] continually placed himself and the division tactical operations center at the key point of the battle to provide command and control to the division on a fast-paced and violent battlefield. [His] gallantry in combat and relentless determination to defeat the enemy reflect great credit upon himself, the 3rd Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

I wonder if the rest of the folks in the TOC received Silver Stars, too.
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Old 07-27-2021, 20:15   #35
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Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Thomas Jefferson to name a few.
Unfortunately there's nothing conservative about so-called free market capitalism, as it's what's been used to whore out our nation to foreign interests while actually conserving zero traditions or customs handed to us from our ancestors. Milton Friedman enthusiastically endorsed Leo Melamed's establishment of speculative finance in Chicago because free market capitalism can find no fault with inventing profit from thin air, and ever since then we've watched speculative finance in an unbacked economy working at the behest of a private sector money printing factory called the Federal Reserve drive domestic and foreign policy, and not in a good way, since the 1970s (check out David Stockman's The Great Deformation for a great takedown of our entire post-WW2 system; and stay tuned for Mel Gibson's The Rothchilds if you want to really know who's behind it). Sowell is strikingly correct in many of his economic, social, and even many racial observations, but he mostly identifies problems and insane left-wing hypocrisies without outright naming the hard solutions that aren't uncontroversial fiscally conservative positions, i.e. taxes are bad. In that sense he is much like Charles Murray, who can write 500 pages on the merits of European achievement, but would never dare defend inherently European values. Jefferson was quite prescriptive but no conservative today really wants to adopt actual Jeffersonian ideals lest they be branded a white supremacist. Instead, they seem entirely content with using Jefferson as some sort of weird justification for milquetoast civic nationalism and Constitutional pearl clutching, forgetting that Jefferson was in France in 1789 and basically wrote Madison several letters saying "wtf are y'all doing bro." A decade later Jefferson created an entire political party whose sole purpose was to destroy the emergence of a ruling elite that was mostly bankers who were plundering agrarian workers and pushing for perpetual military adventurism, and after failing he wrote in 1820 "I regret that I am now to die in the belief that the useless sacrifice of themselves by the generation of 1776, to acquire self-government and happiness of their country, is to be thrown away by the unwise and unworthy passions of their sons, and that my only consolation is to be that I live not to weep over it."

Basically mainstream conservatism today is just liberalism from 10 years ago. In 2025 conservatives will be making impassioned defenses of tranny rights so long as they don't [insert thing that conservatives will be okay with in 2035]. Just look at the present allowable conservative positions on Christianity, gay rights, feminism, and even BLM. This is why a third position will either emerge to save our nation just in time or from its ashes after it's too late.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:31   #36
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[Brigadier General Austin] continually placed himself and the division tactical operations center at the key point of the battle to provide command and control to the division on a fast-paced and violent battlefield. [His] gallantry in combat and relentless determination to defeat the enemy reflect great credit upon himself, the 3rd Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

I wonder if the rest of the folks in the TOC received Silver Stars, too.
I've seen photographic evidence that when jumping to a new location, if you don't secure that carafe, the coffee pot will bit you when you least expect it.
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Old 07-28-2021, 08:05   #37
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Maybe we should just do like they did with the BSM - add a V device - all the rest would be for "Service"

Then the upper crusts could pass out those Silver Stars that they so desperately need to make their bones.
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Old 07-28-2021, 14:05   #38
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Maybe we should just do like they did with the BSM - add a V device - all the rest would be for "Service"

Then the upper crusts could pass out those Silver Stars that they so desperately need to make their bones.
As I recall you do not embrace the use of the pink font. No more watering down of awards please!
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