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Name: Danny
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Hometown: Arizona
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I'm an owner/operator long haul truck driver out of Arizona. My truck is a 2018 Peterbilt 389 long nose with the full size sleeper that's loaded with the latest technology. It has the Detroit engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller RTLO 18918B 18 speed transmission. I love the nomadic lifestyle and to top it off, I get paid to see the beauty of this country! Keep on truckin. I am also a U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) MOS 1345, with 35 years of service to our country. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis.

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Former LA Dodger's son among 5 Marines killed in crash in California

https://www.10tv.com/article/news/son-of-former-la-dodger-among-marines-killed/509-bf358167-b56c-432b-88ae-a6f27eb917e0

GLAMIS, Calif. — One of the five U.S. Marines killed when their Osprey aircraft crashed during a training flight near Glamis in Imperial County was identified on Friday as, Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California, an MV-22B Pilot. Sax is also the the son of Steve Sax, 5x All Star, former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Oakland A’s.

Steve Sax said in statement,

“It is with complete devastation that I announce that my precious son, Johnny was one of the five (5) US Marines that perished on Wednesday, June 8 in the Osprey Military crash near San Diego” said Sax. “For those of you that knew Johnny, you saw his huge smile, bright light, his love for his family, the Marines, the joy of flying airplanes and defending our country! He was my hero and the best man I know, there was no better person to defend our country.” said Sax.

“Johnny Sax knew he wanted to be a pilot since his young years and would tell his Dad what types of planes were flying overhead while playing little league baseball in the outfield. “There was never any doubt from a young age that Johnny would be a pilot and his passion was to fly! I am so proud of the man he became and so proud to call him my son!” said Sax. “This loss will change my life forever and is a loss to not only the Marines but this world!”


RIP Devil Dogs.

I remember sitting in my office at Camp Pendleton watching game 1 of the 1988 World Series when Kirk Gibson hit his memorable home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the game, on deck was Steve Sax.

Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sat Jun 11, 2022, 11:18 AM (7 replies)

Arizona Supreme Court rejects GOP request to invalidate mail voting

April 5, 2022, 7:06 PM PDT / Source: Associated Press
By Associated Press
PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court declined Tuesday to consider a request by the Arizona Republican Party to eliminate the early voting system used by 90 percent of the state’s voters and require nearly all voters to cast ballots in person on Election Day.

The court ruled that the case did not meet the limited criteria for a lawsuit filed directly to the state’s high court but said the GOP could take its case to Superior Court.

The lawsuit filed in February argued absentee voting is unconstitutional and asked the justices to get rid of it or at least eliminate the no-excuse absentee balloting system Arizona adopted in 1991 and has steadily expanded ever since.

The lawsuit comes amid GOP efforts on many fronts to remake the system for casting and counting votes as former President Donald Trump repeats the lie that he lost the 2020 election because of fraud in Arizona and other battleground states. It was blasted by Democrats and voting rights advocates who said the argument was deeply flawed and aimed at undermining elections.


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/arizona-supreme-court-rejects-gop-request-invalidate-mail-voting-rcna23139


Well, whadda know, some good news for a change out of my home state of AZ.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Wed Apr 6, 2022, 01:02 PM (11 replies)

U.S. has 'credible information' Russians are creating lists of Ukrainians to be killed or sent to ca

The U.S. has uncovered "credible information" that Russian forces "are creating lists of identified Ukrainians to be killed or sent to camps," and that Russian troops will "likely use lethal measures to disperse peaceful protests," according to a recent letter to a U.N. high commissioner, sent by a U.S. ambassador.

The undated letter—published by The Washington Post on Sunday and written by Ambassador Bathsheba Nell Crocker, U.S. representative to the Office of the United Nations, and addressed to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet—warns of a potential "human rights catastrophe" in the coming days.

"I would like to bring to your attention disturbing information recently obtained by the United States that indicates that human rights violations and abuses in the aftermath of a further invasion are being planned," Crocker wrote. "These acts ... would likely target those who oppose Russian actions, including Russian and Belarusian dissidents in exile in Ukraine, journalists and anti-corruption activists, and vulnerable populations such as religious and ethnic minorities and LGBTQI+ persons


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/u-s-has-credible-information-russians-are-creating-lists-of-ukrainians-to-be-killed-or-sent-to-camps-ambassador-to-u-n-says/ar-AAVisUC?li=BBorjTa

There is no doubt in my mind that this is accurate intelligence, it would seem our intelligence agencies have someone high up in either Daddy Vladdy's circle the FSB, SVR, or the Russian High Command, the intelligence has been spot on since before and after the illegal invasion.

This must make Daddy Vladdy very paranoid.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sun Mar 20, 2022, 10:17 PM (9 replies)

Ukraine Counter Offensive Destroys Multiple Russian Helicopters

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ukraine-counter-offensive-destroys-multiple-russian-helicopters/ar-AAV8oCQ?li=BBnb7Kz

The Russian-held Kherson International Airport and Air Base near the southern Ukrainian port city has successfully been struck by Ukrainian forces, according to a number of satellite images.

The Ukrainian attack on Tuesday appears to have destroyed a number of Russian helicopters, with images obtained by Planet Labs PBC showing a cloud of thick, black smoke rising from burning helicopters.

The first image shown above—the one in color—was taken at 1:35 p.m. local time on March 15, 2022.

The satellite images appear to show at least three helicopters on fire, as well as several vehicles. At a pad further away, other helicopters appeared to have been damaged by an earlier strike.


Remind me to never piss off a Ukrainian, bad things happen.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Wed Mar 16, 2022, 10:52 AM (2 replies)

Respectfully people,

please stop calling it a no fly zone, call it for what it really would be, a CAP, combat air patrol.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Wed Mar 16, 2022, 10:37 AM (22 replies)

This isn't meant to be a slap at anyone, that isn't my intention,

but, just out of curiosity, how many DUer's have actual combat experience?
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Thu Mar 10, 2022, 01:43 PM (139 replies)

3000 US Marines headed to Norway for cold weather exercises

with military assets from 27 other countries.

The Pentagon is sending the best of the best to send a signal to Russia, we are watching you and are ready to kick some Russian ass.

The Marines are the best fighting force on the planet.
Eh, maybe I'm just a little biased about the Marines.

Semper Fi.

Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Wed Mar 9, 2022, 04:49 PM (12 replies)

All those advocating for a no fly zone over Ukraine are phrasing it wrong,

it wouldn't be a no fly zone, it would be a CAP (Combat Air Patrol) because there would certainly be combat between Russia and the US/NATO forces and all the horrors that go with it, just think about that for a second.

It's good to debate this, but in the end, it would be a disaster on a monumental scale if it escalated to release of nuclear weapons.

What is your thoughts on this?
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sun Mar 6, 2022, 04:42 PM (30 replies)

Russia receives Venezuela's 'strong support'

https://news.yahoo.com/russia-receives-venezuelas-strong-support-223757533.html


In rare backing for Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday assured Vladimir Putin of his "strong support" in a telephone call, according to a Kremlin statement.

In the call initiated by Caracas, the Venezuelan leader also condemned "destabilizing actions of the United States and NATO" and spoke out against a Western campaign of "lies and disinformation," it said.

Dozens of people have been killed and nearly 680,000 have fled Ukraine since Putin ordered his troops into the country last week after failing to get guarantees that NATO will not expand its military alliance eastward.

In the call with Maduro, Putin insisted the objectives of the military assault were to "protect the civilian population" of the Donbass separatist region and to get Kiev to recognize Russian sovereignty over Crimea, which it annexed in 2014.


Does this really surprise anyone?

One dictator supporting another dictator.

Maduro, as usual, is on the wrong side of history.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Wed Mar 2, 2022, 12:55 AM (14 replies)

Germany Finally Turns on Russia as Putin Miscalculates Europe's Anger

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/germany-finally-turns-on-russia-as-putin-miscalculates-europes-anger/ar-AAUnp0v?li=BBnb7Kz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said his country is committing 100 billion euros to a special fund for its armed forces—the latest in a series of major shifts in German defense and security policy this weekend in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"It's clear we need to invest significantly more in the security of our country, in order to protect our freedom and our democracy," Scholz told a special session of the Bundestag in Berlin Sunday morning, according to The Associated Press.

As well as announcing the country would raise its defense spending above two percent of GDP, Scholz said Germany will build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and up its natural gas reserves to cut its dependence on Russian gas after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We will do more to ensure secure energy supply for our country," he told lawmakers. "We must change course to overcome our dependence on imports from individual energy suppliers."


Ole Vlad badly miscalculated Europe's will to stand up to a bully, his days are numbered, the only question is how many more will die before he's removed from office.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sun Feb 27, 2022, 02:16 PM (3 replies)
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