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Women in Combat

Mike14760 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:20 PM
It is amazing how such welleducated people are so stupid and that includeds Gen Dempsy and Col McSally, they are so stupid they couldn't pour urine out of a boot even if the directions were on the heal as my old German Grandfather used to say. There is a big difference between driving an A10 and being a infintryman or field artilleryman, let alone Seals, Green Barets or othe special operation groups. All these jobs require a lot of strength and endurance which very few many have. In field artilldery you are talking about unhooking a howitzer from the truck which weighs more than 400 pounds at the pintle. It also requirers lifting and carrying a 95 pound projectile for long periods of time. I know I was a Marine Artillery Btrymn.
45caliber Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:24 PM
Mike: Keep in mind that generals and colonels are not given that rank due to ability. They get it due to political pull. All that takes is money. We occasionally get good generals since even good officers can sometimes get some poliltical pull but that isn't as common as getting the bad officiers.
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:21 PM
I find it rather humerous that YOU are making fun of 'well educated' people when YOU can't spell, or have any kind of knowledge that alludes to your using proper grammar! Talk about the skillet calling the kettle black! LOL - you MIKE 14760 are a HOOT! Lets see: it's "heel', not 'heal', It's "infantryman" not 'infintryman;, it's Green Beret's, NOT Barets", "very few many have" (what kind of question is that?), are you trying to say "pinnacle" instead of 'pintle' - it's 'requires', not 'requirers'. At least you got Marine right! Whoopie! Don't criticize less you BE criticized! Get it?
midfielder2 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:29 PM
It's "humorous" stupid. Talk about pot and kettle. Mike served, did you? Before you ask, yes I did, I was in the combat engineers. Do you "get it"?
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:26 PM
mhood, before you again make fun of anybody, EDUCATE YOURSELF!

In transportation, a pintle hitch is a type of tow hitch that uses a tow ring configuration to secure to a hook or a ball combination for the purpose of towing an unpowered vehicle.
hiimterry Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:30 PM
If you think it's "pinnacle" instead of "pintle" then you have clearly never worked with anything other than words. Mike did the hard, backbreaking work that is required of real men in order to keep condescending pansies like you (mhood) free. I'd put my life in Mike's hands any day. Mike can load and fire artillery, I don't give a damn if he can spell it.
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:57 PM
Wooo-hoooo, aren't we sensitive! Thanks o' brave one for correcting my typo! I don't give a tinkers toot if you 'served' or not - so did Hitler! What does that make you - a hero? Nah, I was yanking Mike's chain and you came on like gang busters - little boys trying to act like grown ups. Whatsamatta, some one take your marbles and go home? All because you are threatened at the possibility of a female by your side in the military? "P"P' power at work again - classic juvenile behavior!
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:59 PM
There is no need to 'educate ' myself since I'm not in that line of work there is no 'need to know', besides if you could assimilate what you read I ASKED what he was trying to say, but as usual, you little boys have to take it beyond the intended. Grow up - there is always going to be someone that knows more than you and more capable than you!
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 6:00 PM
Oh, I've clearly worked with things OTHER than words, but I don't have a need to know what a pintle is or what it does - duh! Read above and absorb - it goes for you, too. I have probably forgotten more than you will ever know.
latebloomer Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:31 PM
There may soon be "Green Barrets".
latebloomer Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:33 PM

A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."

The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age,...