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Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Post by FA1SGret » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:48 pm

Wow, I never thought they had so much flexibility in the work force. It makes sense though ... at least the 4 10s make sense ... better than the 24/7 anyway.
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Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Post by Redmaxx » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:48 am

FA1SGret wrote:Wow, I never thought they had so much flexibility in the work force. It makes sense though ... at least the 4 10s make sense ... better than the 24/7 anyway.
Anything is better than 24/7. I'm too old for that kind of stuff now. I hope that everyone has a great and safe weekend. Mine will be busy, I have a Detroit Tigers game tonight, my daughters graduation party tomorrow and I have to do a break job on my car on Sunday. Next week isn't any better, I have school all next week and I have to start visiting the Posts in my VFW District.
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Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Post by FA1SGret » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:20 am

Sounds like it is all good busy stuff ... enjoy and congrats to your daughter for graduating.
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Post by pahunter » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:22 am

I have to work tonight and tomorrow night. Then off for four days. My wife and I still need to finish up remodeling the spare bedroom, We are getting a foreign exchange student in August
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Post by Redmaxx » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:20 am

FA1SGret wrote:Sounds like it is all good busy stuff ... enjoy and congrats to your daughter for graduating.
Thanks.
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Post by Rickey Nelson » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:55 pm

I worked swing shift's for 26 yrs...closed the plant down and now work 50 to 60 hrs a week and enjoy it better than the swings... with the swing's you work 7 days and get paid for 5 cause 2 days roll over into the next week.you end up being off sat.sun. mon one week then tue. wed the next then thur fri the 3rd week then start over....you worked 7-3 swing to 11-7 then to 3-11..
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:37 pm

pahunter wrote:I work a four on, four off schedule. I work two 12 hr days 7am-7pm, then two 12 hour nights 7pm-7am, then I'm off for four days. You can still get a day or two of OT and still get a couple of days off. That comes out to four 48 hr weeks and then four 36 hr weeks. The 36 hr weeks really s*#k. I don't make enough to pay my bills, but it's not hard to grab a few hours of OT to get a little extra cash. Not a bad schedule, but hard to go from days to nights.
When I was in Germany, I did something like that. I was 3 12hr days then 3 12hr nights then 3 24 hr days off and then it started all over again. At that time I has BAS so we basically cooked and ate in our barracks room. TOP allowed it since we only had a toaster over and a, electric frying pan and 2 fire extinguishers on hand. He also gave us the "1 time" condition....."fuck up and start a fire 1 time and its all gone...and its your ass too"! Needless to say we were very safety concious. Roomy smuggled 2 plates, knives, forks, and spoons out of the chowhall and we washed as soon as they were used.
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Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Post by Rickey Nelson » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:17 pm

No Sex Since 1955

A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.
'Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?'
'Negative, ma'am. Just serious by nature.'
The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, 'It looks like you have seen a lot of action.'
'Yes, ma'am, a lot of action.'
The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, 'You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself.'
The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner. Finally the young lady said, 'You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?' '1955, ma'am.' 'Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to 'relax' him several times.

Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, 'Wow, you sure didn't forget much since 1955.'

The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his serious voice, 'I hope not; it's only 2130 now.'
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:36 pm

Thats too funny...each and every time I hear it.
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Post by Cpt.Tamm » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:19 am

Nice joke :D
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Post by pahunter » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:29 am

Good joke, I got a chuckle out of it. :P
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Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Post by Rickey Nelson » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:55 pm

A Soldier's Take on Michael Jackson
This is written by a young soldier serving his third tour of duty in Iraq . Thought you might find his take on the Michael Jackson news interesting and he's right. Okay, I need to rant.

I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael Jackson. As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villain to many people. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point of my rant.

Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN people, the American people find the need to flock to a memorial in Hollywood , and even Congress sees the need to hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war, still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the United States of America . Where is their moment of silence? Where are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddence," and "thank God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop Icon?"

I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan . They need to PUBLICLY recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,
those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit songs that the world will listen too. We only shed our blood, sweat and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Remember these five words the next time you think of someone who is serving in the military; "So that others may live..."
Isaac

P.S.- "So that other's may live.. ." was also the creed of the Air Rescue & Recovery Service during Vietnam & is still today.
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Post by Rickey Nelson » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:24 pm

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Post by Rickey Nelson » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:52 pm

These excerpts are from a new book just out, Disorder in the American Courts, about things actually said in court, taken down word for word and published by court reporters. Keep in mind that the reporters (and listeners) had the unenviable task of staying calm while these exchanges were taking place.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!

ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
ATTORNEY: Voodoo?
WITNESS: We do.
ATTORNEY: You do?
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ.

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you sh***ing me?

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid.

ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS : All of them.. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral..

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law
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Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Post by pahunter » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:02 pm

And my mother always said I had to do good in school if I was gonna be an attorney.
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Remember those who served before us and Thank those who are serving now
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