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  1. Mach's Avatar
    Nice.
    For all one's varied strengths, it inevitably leaves a wide swath of weaknesses...and luckily because it helps make the world go around.

    I recently did the Riverwalk with my wife and daughter for a few days, nice place to have such a milestone of a memory.
  2. Bum's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by <alt>doxygen
    That's pretty cute.

    Your wife grabbed you buy the fries and never let go. I hope she didn't also drink your beer.

    That would be going too far, imo.
    Fortunately, she considerer beer "cave man food" and thinks it smells like old socks......but she does have taste for the occasional dessert wine and cordials.
  3. <alt>doxygen's Avatar
    That's pretty cute.

    Your wife grabbed you buy the fries and never let go. I hope she didn't also drink your beer.

    That would be going too far, imo.
  4. Bum's Avatar
    I will continue to do so; Writing helps pass the time, and allows me to write what I see and experience so I can pass it along to my family members that do not travel and experience other places.

    I try to word my observations and experiences in a way that readers can relate to and understand...sometimes amusing, sometimes not so amusing.

    But that's pretty much how life rolls, yes?
  5. nota bene's Avatar
    I'm smiling as I imagine the students flopping like fish on the ground.

    To be fair, if my only experience were driving a donkey cart, my own reasoning would follow the driver's. I totally get why he thought that was a super-convenient brake.

    I hope you'll keep these stories coming--I'm learning a lot and enjoying so much.
  6. nota bene's Avatar
    And that is a worthy goal. Thank you for the explanation; I know very little but can appreciate how valuable this is. I'm glad that you're being well paid and am sorry about the curry. I'm not saying that I'd wish a fast-food chain on another country, but I do wish Domino's made an occasional air delivery for you!
  7. Bum's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene
    So does PMC refer to the corporation or to "private military company"? Just curious.
    Yes, PMC does indeed private military Company....though I think the term has been tossed about a bit too freely; When people hear "PMC" they automatically think of companies like Black Water and such.

    Though many companies shy away from PMC as they do not provide former soldiers for "Door kicking" operations....the stereotypical cowboys running around like the worst Hollywood soldiers of fortune.
    Many companies, such as the one I am employed by under the State Department, provide technical and advanced training in a variety of fields...medical, communications, agricultural assistance, logistics, Judicial, EOD, etc.

    Ultimately, the goal is to build internal infrastructure to the point that the host nation is no longer dependent upon the US or the UN.
  8. nota bene's Avatar
    So does PMC refer to the corporation or to "private military company"? Just curious.