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Old 09-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #51 (permalink)
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The initial statement made was: "We had plenty of drunks on the trains in Germany. It seemed like most of them were U.S. Soldiers." As there was no other information provided, do you see how that singular statement puts the U.S. and/or its military in a bad light by what it implies?
The other information, doesn't change the basic facts

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It's always been like that since the day Germany was occupied after the war, and with all occupation forces.
My dad's been stationed there in the mid 50s.
Canadian MPs were feared back in the day. Those guys meant business.

It happens all over the world.
Keep guys on a short leash during the week, then let them roam free on weekends ... doesn't take much imagination as to what's going to happen.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Keep guys on a short leash during the week, then let them roam free on weekends ... doesn't take much imagination as to what's going to happen.
They win friends and influence people?

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It is not in poor taste to say something that is objectively true. Privates on leave are precisely "highschool kids out on prom night." They need to be supervised by NCOs. But ask yourself why so many Army recruits are gung-ho yet they drive jacked up, fullsize trucks and SUVs at fast and furious speeds.
No! We had a Private with a Prius!

He got kicked out, though...

I definitely would not say the parking lots were full of trucks and SUVs, although there were many. Mustangs, Chargers, and luxury cars were also popular. Egos are high-maintenance.

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OK, so I'm "that guy" (whatever "THAT" means...)
Being "that guy" means you're the one that people love to hate for whatever reason. Either for saying something obviously true that other people want to ignore. Or it can mean telling people they need to do something they don't want to. It can also mean pointing out a majority opinion is wrong for simple reasons. I tend to be "that guy" so I understand where you are coming from.

Thank you for disseminating that. You are, of course, correct in your conclusion.

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No! We had a Private with a Prius!

He got kicked out, though...

I definitely would not say the parking lots were full of trucks and SUVs, although there were many. Mustangs, Chargers, and luxury cars were also popular. Egos are high-maintenance.

I walked...
Well, it is a new Army.

I guess we are really done with this topic.

How about if we cover airplanes and discuss how they move at much greater speeds and have lower rates of crash or death? Air travek is very heavily used and traffic is congested these days too. Maybe we can learn from air travel? It's been many people's dream to eliminate ground based transportation. Once you leave atmo, inertia is your only enemy.
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Well, for starters, we could require cars to keep a minimum safe distance of about three miles. No? Maybe that's a bit much for vehicles that don't go three hundred miles an hour.

About a mile should do it.
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Well, it is a new Army.

I guess we are really done with this topic.

How about if we cover airplanes and discuss how they move at much greater speeds and have lower rates of crash or death? Air travek is very heavily used and traffic is congested these days too. Maybe we can learn from air travel? It's been many people's dream to eliminate ground based transportation. Once you leave atmo, inertia is your only enemy.
I think that it was "3001: The Odyssey that Never Should Have Happened" that had a ring around the world. You took an elevator traveled however far around the world that you wanted and then another elevator back down, but that sounds very limited to me.

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