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The Polack MSgt

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Just a much needed reminder

That just because we agree with powerful people on some issues, that doesn't mean that they are allies in any true sense.
The Pope is trying to lead the church in such a way that it retains its power and influence in the future.
The dogma is unchanged.
So, he gives soft words to those who believe that all humans are equal "Who am I to judge?" to lessen their opposition to his power. Those words get mixed with strong signals to the reactionaries he needs to support, or at least not oppose, his agenda in other areas.
He is still in charge of the worlds oldest child abuse factory and has not made any REAL attempts to root out that evil.
His church's position is still explicit in stating that woman are less than men and do not deserve agency in their own body.
He is just a softer glove on the same iron fist
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Sep 30, 2015, 11:07 AM (0 replies)

More Pokey

- Just 'cause I'm on a Pokey kick lately

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 04:53 PM (0 replies)

From an article posted by a Right wing Facebook friend

Copied and pasted without editing:

President Barack Hussein Obama’s veritable mini-me, teen con-artist Ahmed Mohamed, must be taking notes from his ostensible mentor, because last Friday, he showed up at the United Nations General Assembly in NYC and met up with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for a very sinister Obama-esque reason.

“My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” the Texas teen said to reporters at a press event, according to the Hürriyet Daily News.

Close quote. From the Conservative Tribune.

I no longer believe that we live in the same world
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 07:23 AM (7 replies)

Pokey

A St Louis treasure
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 06:20 AM (2 replies)

Journalist writes that Bernie fans can be hostile and dismissive

DU Bernie fans respond - with dismissive hostility.

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Sep 23, 2015, 03:01 PM (2 replies)

14 Years ago

I was conducting an overnight field training exercise with the radio operators, medics and ground support troops on the back end of the base that day.
My unit was in the process of changing from being a strategic patient movement team to a tactical Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.
Let's just say that the field craft was lacking in folks who had previously worked in hospitals or offices. So practice practice practice was the plan and older line NCOs such as myself were on hand to gently encourage improvement in the areas that were substandard.
I got a phone call from our orderly room, and was told that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. The Airman on the line gave me no details, and I pictured a small plane dicking around and crashing.
So, I went back to showing the proper way to build a sand bag revetment to a group of teenagers who really didn't give a shit.
Then my OIC came over and told me to break camp and pack up the gear. We were to report to the warehouse to be briefed by the Commander. Another plane had crashed into the WTC and into the Pentagon as well.
With all the incompetence and fuckery that followed it is too easy to forget that moment. But we should not
The dozens of teenagers looking to get the GI bill and a fresh start disappeared and we became a squadron in the course of 5 minutes - 2 minutes of my Colonel speaking and a 3 minute video recap on CNN in the back of a hot dusty warehouse.
I don't know how many man years that group spent in theater, I deployed twice and that is probably below average, but I am proud to have served with them and I hope that my work kept them a little bit safer, more efficient - and I hope sane.
I know this group understands.
Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Sep 11, 2015, 09:35 AM (7 replies)
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