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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

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    When it rains, they call for a cease fire on the battlefield, don't they ?
    They used to. My ROTC instructor in college cited a case in upstate New York during the French and Indian Wars when both sides were going at it hammer and tongs, and had to take a break when a rainstorm blew in. This was in flintlock pre-cartridge days when you loaded your musket with powder, stuffed in a ball, then poured powder into the pan and looked for a target. When you pulled the trigger, a spark went into the pan where the powder burned down the little hole and after a while there was a "boom" and you could repeat the process. The invention of the cartridge during the days of Napoleon streamlined the process and made it possible to keep fighting in the rain and wind. Such is progress.
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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    No they don't.
    Some on the left think they do.

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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Some on the left think they do.
    I am not a normal leftie

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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    They used to. My ROTC instructor in college cited a case in upstate New York during the French and Indian Wars when both sides were going at it hammer and tongs, and had to take a break when a rainstorm blew in. This was in flintlock pre-cartridge days when you loaded your musket with powder, stuffed in a ball, then poured powder into the pan and looked for a target. When you pulled the trigger, a spark went into the pan where the powder burned down the little hole and after a while there was a "boom" and you could repeat the process. The invention of the cartridge during the days of Napoleon streamlined the process and made it possible to keep fighting in the rain and wind. Such is progress.
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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I am not a normal leftie
    I concur.

    Your more knowledgable than most lefties.

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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    What kind of rule is that! Male marines are forbidden to carry umbrellas? What if it rains!
    It's a Marine thing, you wouldn't understand.


    MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, section 3035.

    females are authorized to carry plain black umbrellas ..in inclement weather... in their left hand... only in dress or service uniforms ( no carry allowed in utility uniforms. or while in formation)

    while not specifically banned, male Marines are not authorized to carry umbrellas at all... which means they ain't allowed to carry them while in uniform.

    note, i have no problem with the Marines holding the umbrellas for Obama

    if it rains, male Marines are authorized to get out of the rain , circumstances permitting.... or get wet.... both are acceptable.


    "getting wet"was the option I was most availed to... "getting wet" is what generally happened when it rained.

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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    When it rains, they call for a cease fire on the battlefield, don't they ?
    fly boys will stop training in really bad weather.... the infantry?.. we love bad weather to train in.... the more miserable it is, the better training we get.
    hell, i've called Battalion humps just because it was going to rain.. nothing quite like a nice brisk walk in the rain with a 1000 Marines.. it's invigorating.. it builds character.

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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    fly boys will stop training in really bad weather.... the infantry?.. we love bad weather to train in.... the more miserable it is, the better training we get.
    hell, i've called Battalion humps just because it was going to rain.. nothing quite like a nice brisk walk in the rain with a 1000 Marines.. it's invigorating.. it builds character.
    How about the 5th Marines 150 mile hump from 29 Stumps to Camp Pendelton. Full field marching pack, weapons, etc, and they did it in five days.

    Page #2. -> http://www.bobrohrer.com/pdf_files/p...n_captions.pdf

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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    How about the 5th Marines 150 mile hump from 29 Stumps to Camp Pendelton. Full field marching pack, weapons, etc, and they did it in five days.

    Page #2. -> http://www.bobrohrer.com/pdf_files/p...n_captions.pdf
    impressive.... I like that CO's style..that's some hard core old breed **** right there

    the longest unit hump I was ever involved with is 41 miles.... I wish I was there for the 150-miler, I bet that was a ballbuster.. ( it was a bit before my time.. I didn't enlist til '69)

    I've served with 1/1 and 1/7.. never with the Fighting Fifth ,though

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    Re: Democrats Don't Want to See Obama "Shamed and Humiliated on the National Stage”

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    impressive.... I like that CO's style..that's some hard core old breed **** right there

    the longest unit hump I was ever involved with is 41 miles.... I wish I was there for the 150-miler, I bet that was a ballbuster.. ( it was a bit before my time.. I didn't enlist til '69)

    I've served with 1/1 and 1/7.. never with the Fighting Fifth ,though
    I also enlisted in 69.

    1/13 and TAD to 1/26 and 2/26 and my last six months in-country 1st ANGLICO Sub Unit One at Hoi An.

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