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OK, what about that rusty drinking fountain I had to drink from at Ft Leonard Wood in 1981?

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Things that make you go hmmmm?

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He made a porn film after the successful reattachment of his penis.

I think it was called "John Bobbitt, Uncut."

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Rule 34 strikes again.

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You are sharp, my friend.

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degreasers and solvents were all knowingly dumped in the local storm drains at the ARMY base between 1952 and 1987, contaminating the local water supply for 35 years.”

Camp LeJeune is a MARINE base, NOT an army base........there is a BIG difference......trust me........ask ANY MARINE (current or former)

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Then ask them why the Marines are part of the Navy!

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They are part of the Department of the Navy........the Men's Department.........

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I had a colleague, a science teacher who sadly passed a couple of years ago, and she was one tough Marine.

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Female Marines......most foul mouthed bitches you'll ever encounter........DAMN I love em.........

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This one was one of my favorite teachers. Now, the male Marines I was detailed to ferry around in a deuce up at Hoher Meißner in '84....those guys were NUTS.

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Ask any Army grunt too. Think they'd be even more offended

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As a non-grunt soldier (I was military intelligence: proceed with the quips), not so much "I am offended" as "I am not crazy."

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I avoided the military.....I joined the Air Force......

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LOL, that's what I tell my students, "you could join the military, or you could join the Air Force."

Just kidding, airman! (me: Army, 1980-84)

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In the 1980s, I wrote some software for the Marine Corps to track their prisoners. He was in it for domestic abuse prior to the undickening. All the LeJeune guys I associated with at that time were pretty normal, but there was no dry cleaning fluid in the brigs.

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In my day, we drank our dry cleaning solvents straight from the hose and we turned out ok.

Simpler times, such cherished memories.

Comment "AMEN" or "so true" if you are a fucking idiot.

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"Cheap summertime kool-aid"

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Obviously, you and I have the same genre of family and friends on Facebook...

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Why, yes. Yes, we do. GOBBLESS.

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Apr 17·edited Apr 17

Now I'm convinced we're in a lot of the same groups and follow the same pages. AMEN BORTHER!!1!

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IM ONLY IN THEM GRONPS TO SEE THE WETHER GIRLS, SISTRE.

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<Narrator: And then the inevitable cross-platform overlap finally became a thing..>

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Cleanup of PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals on Pearl Harbor base could take decades | Stars and Stripes

https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2024-04-15/pfas-chemicals-pearl-harbor-hawaii-13561618.html

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I guess even a broken cock is right once a century.

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Not too soon :-)

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My grandfather was stationed there in the early 50s. Grandma was from one of the neighboring towns. I think my eldest uncle was born there. My grandparents are both gone now, though, they both lived longer than my parent who they spawned.

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We had two big scandals at this time. The other was Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco, with Amy as a teen shooting Joey B's wife in a rage of jealously. You couldn't get away from these stories.

I also conflated the two after a while and at one point convinced myself it was bitten off.

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Thanks, now I have memories of David Letterman repeatedly saying "Buttafuoco" until I wanted to throw something at the TV to make him stop.

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It wasn't?

Apparently you are not the only one who thought so.

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Thank you for this. Every day, I get spam inviting me to join this or that fund suing with respect to the Camp LeJeune scandal, and none of them ever tells me what exactly happened there. (You ask, why do you read your spam? Well... Microsoft Outlook is kind of random about what it sends to my spam folder, so every time I log on I have to check said folder to make sure Microsoft isn't trashing stuff I want.)

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I knew the broad strokes (decades of water pollution) from commercials on the radio and TV. Even if I "30-sec-skip" over the TV ones, you sometimes catch the first few seconds before hitting the button, or the last few seconds before the show resumes.

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There's a grim short novel by Nathaniel (The Day of the Locust) West entitled "A Cool Million" and subtitled "The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin," and it's about how capitalist American culture destroys people bit by bit. In West's novel, this is literal, as Pitkin loses an eye and a leg and other body parts. So if there's ever another shot for Bobbitt at doing more films, this might be a good one should a film version be proposed.

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See Iain Banks' " The Wasp"

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No thanks.

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Talk about corrupt judges:

Justice Clarence Thomas, who returned to the bench after an unexplained absence on Monday, asked whether the government was engaging in a kind of selective prosecution. “There have been many violent protests that have interfered with proceedings,” he said. “Has the government applied this provision to other protests?”

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The old "Well, other people break the law so we should let them break the law" bit

Cute

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He came back? Sh*t!

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Yes, the check cleared.

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of course, he had to protect his wife and benefactors!!!

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Again, the fact this man replaced Thurgood Marshall was the greatest S. Court outrage for decades until Barrett came along and replaced RBG. And the right accuses the left of identity politics!

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real protests got hammered down by these clowns, now the insurrectionists are going to get a break. upside down world.

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Remember the Chicago 5 (6)... Big shakeup in the law.

They only planned to disrupt a political conference, not even a official government proceeding.

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It wasn’t a protest. It was an insurrection.

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Did they really obstruct an official proceeding, blah blah blah.

Yes, they fucking physically attacked the UNITED STATES CAPITOL

That sure seems to be an obstruction of an official proceeding, if there ever was one.

Go choke on a Wagyu steak at Harlan Crow's Nazi ranch, you fucking villain.

God, I am so angry right now.

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But, as with everything, IOKIYAR.

I'm so fucking sick of it.

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So he’s cool with protestors violently interrupting the SCoTUS, right?

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We all know SCOTUS is only permitted to consider other protests that occured prior to or at the time of the signing of the Constitution. So what can Shay's Rebellion teach us?

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A WW I-era law imprisoned a lot of people for being critical of the government and the war.

People who were not violent but just spoke their minds.

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I wonder if that unexplained absence will get as much scrutiny as the State Dept guy who had a medical emergency.

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The Secretary of Defense?

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Ahh I knew it was Secretary something…

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What a fucking fuck. 😡

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None of them involved a violent invasion of the seat of our government, you motherfucker.

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There was a guy named Bundy....

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Citations required, dishonor.

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Slappy T wants to being up those naughty BLM folks...

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Name them.

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Yes. We'll wait right here.

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Names some 11th century conquest. The US DOJ didn't prosecute anyone here, so selective prosecution!!!!

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OT. In SCROTUS news:

"Supreme Court casts doubt on obstruction charges against hundreds of Jan. 6 rioters"

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2024-04-16/supreme-court-obstruction-charges-jan-6-rioters

Yeah. You know who's first against the wall after a revolution, John Roberts? The revolutionaries. You'll have to provide your own last cigarette and blindfold.

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Well it's not like any of them were rape victims and/or ten-year-olds trying to get abortions. The courts must have their priorities about who to crack down on.

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From the article: At issue is how to interpret two clauses in the law. It states that it is a crime if someone “corruptly — alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding; or otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so.”

Solicitor Gen. Elizabeth Prelogar said the Jan. 6 rioters intended to obstruct Congress from tallying the electoral votes to certify President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

This was “obstructive conduct” and it is exactly what the words of the law say, she argued.

But the chief justice disagreed. The obstruction clause “doesn’t stand alone,” he said. It is controlled by the earlier reference to documents and records, he said.

Conservative Supremes when intrepreting the Second Amendment: "Yada, yada, something, whatever, we really didn't read it ... SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED! No control by earler reference to well-regulated militia."

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What if it's just a bunch of gun loving dickheaded fascists, and not "a well-regulated militia"?

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they fucked with an entire freaking building in order to impair its availability for an official proceeding; fuck, do i have to teach these clowns everything?

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THEY SEARCHED THE OFFICE WHERE THE ELECTORAL BALLOTS WERE USUALLY STORED.

Also too, "or otherwise".

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Leonard Leo ordered the Sleazy Six to let the rioters go and they are complying.

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Anyone who claims to remember the nineties is probably in therapy.

... in not much more serious, I worry sometimes about all the crap I was probably exposed to, but it’s kinda neat to think maybe my body won’t even need to be embalmed.

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Haha, the 80s were on steroids, by comparison. What with Reagan and his hot mic "We attack the Soviet Union in 10 minutes" moment. The Cold War was very real and the temperature was rising.

And it practically rained cocaine! Really. I could hardly walk out of the house without cocaine happening!

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I feel so sheltered. I was a late-teen to late-20s in the 1980s, I went out a LOT (to the point where 1981-1984 is kind of a blur), yet I never tried cocaine nor was I ever offered any. In fact, I don't think I ever saw it. Maybe because I was in Minnesota, where most of the snow was the type that went away in May.

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Well, cocaine is common in dentists er.. dentistry.😁

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It was common in a number of dentists I knew.

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Cocaine trucks on every corner!

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Nine out of 10 of the guys in leather jackets sitting at the bar in clubs was a cocaine dealer and the tenth was a narc.

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This is how much cocaine there was in the 80s: Jerry Harrison and Bootsy Collins took that Reagan hot mic speech and turned it into a club track, and it was a minor hit on the dance charts.

https://youtu.be/0k4TNtUZnM4

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Is that what that was?

(... assumed it was asbestos.)

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