#121
while you were out at your lauded parties, i was studying the blade
#122
MY GIRLFRIEND LAUDED PARTIES
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#125
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/11/08/thousand-oaks-gunman-high-school-coach-assault/?fbclid=IwAR0hPSK8LiCn9kZE5A2jMfLdOufBPaT94b0N21kZOdBiVjebGYMmhZM4wwo

For the former Newbury Park High School track coach this day has been full of emotions — from sadness to guilt. Because she never filed charges against Long after she says he assaulted her his senior year.

Colell says it happened during practice when someone found a phone and she was trying to figure out who it belonged to.

“Ian came up and started screaming at me that was his phone,” said Colell. “He just started grabbing me. He groped my stomach. He groped my butt. I pushed him off me and said after that — ‘you’re off the team.’ ”

But Colell says she was encouraged by other coaches and the school to accept an apology to not ruin his future in the Marine Corps.

“I should have reported it then,” said Colell.

And although she never would have predicted this, Colell says she doesn’t believe this is just a case of PTSD. She says Long had issues long before he was ever a Marine.

“There are hundreds of thousands of people with PTSD,” said Colell. “They don’t go around shooting people. This kid was mentally disturbed in high school. There were signs and the administration knew it.”
#126


WHICH ONE OF YOU DID THIS,
#127
Really enjoy the logic of, yes, this man is a violent sex criminal, but the last thing we would want is to take away his chance to be a hired killer
#128
I just watched American Sniper, Americans were not sniped and Jabul wasn’t even in it. Origin story maybe?
#129
For this 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the Irish government thought it'd be a fantastic idea to have a statue of a British soldier in the heart of the capital to commemorate the Irish war dead. Always amusing to see our ruling class bow and scrape to their former colonial masters (also in evidence by the number of them that chose to wear the poppy). I suppose it makes sense, since the Free State has almost totally renounced the history of Irish revolution, they have to build up a myth of Irish heroism elsewhere, so may as well choose the 40,000+ who were pointlessly ground to a pulp for the glory of Empire.
#130
Secretary of the army mark t. magicite
#131

le_nelson_mandela_face posted:

Really enjoy the logic of, yes, this man is a violent sex criminal, but the last thing we would want is to take away his chance to be a hired killer


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cars posted:

Secretary of the army mark t. magicite



LMAO if you post this into Google the algorithm changes the search instantly to form his real full name. like it hedges whether you’re looking up the secretary of the Army or where to find Carbunkl

#135
kill 'em with kindness

#136

Ufuk_Surekli posted:

kill 'em with kindness



https://www.foxnews.com/us/army-stepping-up-recruitment-in-22-left-leaning-cities

Despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues, Army recruitment last year fell short of goals by about 6,500 soldiers.



for some reason more people who have only known endless war dont want to sign up to die kill in the desert. lets see if those latte sipping liberals can be convinced

#137
pass a gi bill that grants veterans a free Starbucks coffee drink every day
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#139
fuck the troops...is the energy i'm getting from this thread...
#140
"what will your origin story be?" makes it sound like you're going to get badly burned in a chemical fire and thereby given freakish powers
#141

TG posted:

Despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues, Army recruitment last year fell short of goals by about 6,500 soldiers.

for some reason more people who have only known endless war dont want to sign up to die kill in the desert. lets see if those latte sipping liberals can be convinced



unfortunately that widely publicized shortfall coincided with a higher recruitment target than the previous year

The struggle to meet this year’s higher recruiting numbers — a significant increase over last year’s mission of 69,000 — was expected, mainly due to the favorable American economy and increased competition from private sector employers who are able to pay graduates more money.



so even "only" recruiting 70k troops still beat the previous year's target. we're no less demonic than ever; the brass just got a little overenthusiastic

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#142
i work with a gay woman who recently enlisted, then asked me about 3 months later if i would sell her some weed so i asked if she was still part of the army and she told me no and she now has to pay them back for tuition or whatever. she didn't go into specifics but we started talking about how SHARP classes are complete kayfabe shit and how there's no accountability for harassment etc. i'm glad she left because i'd rather she have to pay them back a few thousand dollars than endure sexual assault and an ensuing coverup.
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ilmdge posted:


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#144
weird how ppl that are educated in all the same skills as rapists become rapists, not as weird that the USAF is trying to lure women to their rapists w/ slick ads
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I was never a troop but my ex-troop friends say the military is like being kicked really hard in the groin every day for four years. Anyways, I hope this was illuminating.
#147

psychicdriver posted:

"what will your origin story be?" makes it sound like you're going to get badly burned in a chemical fire and thereby given freakish powers


that makes sense because the "origin story" recruitment campaign literally was an arm of the Captain Marvel comic book movie rollout

#148
https://t.co/lydjT5Q3Vj?amp=1

This psycho looks like robert bales
#149
So there's a candidate for United States The President who was a Navy Troop spook in Afghanistan (where United States uh needed, a whole bunch of naval intelligence, for its Navy, in landlocked mountain country Afghanistan), and his only other qualification is being the mayor of "South Bend, Indiana", and he's got a whole bunch of money out of nowhere & the Washington press mysteriously wants him to be in all the debates and keeps writing stories pretending people like him, this Little Kid Mayor from Spooktown.

This post is to inform the postingship that the official position of this Web site is, He's An Op, and he's going to continue to prove it in more and more grotesquely absurd ways for the next year at least. And so we all got something to look forward to. Well bye.
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IMO the part about "I first came to Afghanistan as 'civilian adviser at McKinsey'" should also be stained red
#152

cars posted:

So there's a candidate for United States The President who was a Navy Troop spook in Afghanistan (where United States uh needed, a whole bunch of naval intelligence, for its Navy, in landlocked mountain country Afghanistan), and his only other qualification is being the mayor of "South Bend, Indiana", and he's got a whole bunch of money out of nowhere & the Washington press mysteriously wants him to be in all the debates and keeps writing stories pretending people like him, this Little Kid Mayor from Spooktown.

This post is to inform the postingship that the official position of this Web site is, He's An Op, and he's going to continue to prove it in more and more grotesquely absurd ways for the next year at least. And so we all got something to look forward to. Well bye.





Spoiler!

#153
IMO they are going to fake runner-up support for this nobody as hard as possible because there is nothing more ideal for the intelligence Community right now than direct representation in the U.S. vice president office like they had under Reagan. At the very least he's going to CIA that shit up all year, just say the most gruesome white-supremacist ethnic cleansing shit on TV in between telling people 'Universal Health Insurance' as Bernard flibbers all over the stage. Then he'll give the big CIA speech at the Democrat KKKlanvention while everyone claps and cries for the Navy battleships that died in Afghanistan. Few know this
#154
Hello, my name is Mr. Butts and I'm mayor of a town called South Bend. I am a real guy running for president. No this is not a prank.
#155
There was a profile him that quoted an acquaintance comparing his approach to municipal governance as akin to Robert McNamara, a war criminal.
#156
He has butt in his name
#157
Butt lol
#158
this was a pretty good read, and the most critical profile of him i've yet encountered https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/all-about-pete

plenty of room remains to go harder than that, ofc
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COMMAND HQ -- NIGHT

Lieutenant PETE BUTTIGIEG sits at a desk, fingers furiously tapping on a keyboard. He pauses as the Navy SEALs led by platoon sergeant RYAN HAWKINS walk into the room at a brisk pace -- carrying their weapons and covered in grime from their recent mission. BUTTIGIEG looks up at a clock on the wall. The display reads "9:34"

BUTTIGIEG
This is your debriefing. Describe your method of entry.

HAWKINS
(breathing heavily)
Came through the skyline.

BUTTIGIEG
Any contact in the hallway?

HAWKINS
One confirmed.

BUTTIGIEG
(glances at corporal FLOYD DANE)
Did you get everything in the main room?

DANE
The primary LZ was aborted. I moved to cover the secondary LZ after clearing the main room.

BUTTIGIEG
Any hostiles?

DANE
(speaking with emphasis)
I vaporized hostiles.

BUTTIGIEG
(looking back at HAWKINS)
Is there a reason you elected not to go back in and blow up the missiles, corporal?

HAWKINS
I had one dead, two wounded. I didn't have time to dick around.

BUTTIGIEG
Do you consider searching for internationally important munitions "dicking around?"

HAWKINS
Hey don't point the finger at me about something you desk jockeys should've known about in the first place. And by the way, thanks for the hot tip on the hundred assholes we encountered -- your "soft targets." Makes you wonder why they call it "intelligence."

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#160

Constantignoble posted:

this was a pretty good read, and the most critical profile of him i've yet encountered https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/all-about-pete

plenty of room remains to go harder than that, ofc


this is good, except for the super sad parts where the writer accidentally explains how the best way to fool him is Bernie Sanders style, by talking about “fighting oligarchy” and Significant Discounts and so on instead of socialism. That guy is on the road to a broken heart :(

Also he interrupts himself like three times to apologize at length for the article he’s writing. that site either needs an editor or a new one who will do their job.

But otherwise a good story about how the mayor guy is Ap Lant and refuses to explain his policy positions, and how he did stuff like use the housing code to try to ethnic cleanse the town he ran.