Just shaking my head

As I sit here I really didn’t know what the title should be. I’m waiting to go to work looking through the news articles to read bull shit.

One article reads Ozzy Osborne is leaving America. In the article it says he is tired of the mass shootings. He is selling his house in California for 18 million dollars. Not two months ago he stated he was leaving California do you high taxes. We’ll I wonder if hiring 87000 IRS agents had anything to do with him wanting to go back to England. If he really is leaving from all of the mass shootings, I ask why can’t you give back to a country that has gave you so much. So many people has lived his music to include me. I never thought someone would turn there back on a country that has supported him so much. With all the money and influence you have you can’t help do something to stop it.

The answer doesn’t start with money it starts with people asking questions. Put your political views apart and start doing what the people did to build this country. The government will not fix this problem. They will continue to profit from it. You look at how much money was spent to benefit this government. The first question should be, what are you doing to protect our children? I promise you the security at congress and senate will be increased after Jan 6. Do you not think that costs money?

I just really wish people would think and start relying on each other to fix problems. As a veteran I know you can’t rely on our government, however history has shown you can rely on the American people.

We have came together during so many times of need. From 9-11 to ww1 and 2. National disasters that has effected people you didn’t know, but wanted to help. Do you not think the things going on in our country isn’t something that we should rely on each other to fix versus a government that does not listen.

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On this day August 22, 1990

On this day President Bush signed an order calling up reservists to bolster the US military buildup in the Persian Gulf. This created a ton of funny images. I remember seeing reservist holding up signs that say “1 weekend a month 2 weeks a year my ass”. These made us active duty guys laugh so hard. However nobody ever expected what came much later to happen. As Afghanistan raged on, I remember Soldiers who were forced to go past their enlistment date. I know for a fact you got a much different attitude from these Soldiers compared to when they thought they were full filling their contract obligations. I never really agreed with it as I felt that a volunteer army has always made us the best military in the world.

Now to be fair, the small print of the contract does state your obligation is 8 years. So if you enlist for 2 years active you will do 6 inactive with the ability to be called back up. So instead of calling people back up they just kept you. Now I also seen people who was out of the military get called back up to the reserves, after being out of the military. That small print got a lot of people.

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The legend has been solved. Now to find the mad shitter

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Episode 42: The Candy Ass Report

In this episode Don and Doug rant about some of the candy ass decisions that have happened lately. Don talked about the increased IRS staff that will need to be armed. Putting another weight on the shoulders of the ammo companies. Did it brought up the origination of the term Karen. In this episode there was two questions asked one requires a vote, but you will have to listen to get the questions lol

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On this day August 11, 2003

On this day In Afghanistan NATO took command of the 5,000-strong international peacekeeping force in Kabul, its 1st deployment outside Europe.

I spent the majority of my almost 7 years deployed in Afghanistan. I can vouch that bases and fobs that Nato took over turned to shit. Kandahar was a place where no officer wanted to be called in charge of in fear of the impact on their careers. The infrastructure had no control or planning and units of all countries staked their flag in an area and did as they pleased. The power grid for the base looked like something created out of mad max. I am def not a fan of Nato and truly think they are part of our problems.

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On this day August 9, 1813

On this day, After reports that British naval vessels were nearing St. Michaels, Md., to attack the shipbuilding town that night, the county militia placed lanterns on the tops of the tallest trees and on the masts of vessels in the harbor; and had all other lights extinguished. When the British attacked, they directed their fire too high and overshot the town.

How would it feel to know that you are relying on trick lighting to protect yourself from being shelled. Sometimes it amazes me to read about tactics and training practices from early America.

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On this Day August 8, 1854

On this day Smith and Wesson patented metal bullet cartridges. It is just amazing looking at how advanced the round has gotten since this day. You look at the technology that goes into the making of rounds today compared to what they did back than. Obviously the accuracy has improved drastically too. It does astonish me how much history that people just don’t want to discuss and would rather get rid of it versus embracing it. I think it would be awesome to just own some of the rounds from this time.

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Episode 38: Military Brat

In this episode Don and Doug discuss some of the challenges in balancing parenting and deployments. Doug stated “In 3rd ID the train does not stop, when he is home he will spoil his kids”. I think this is something every veteran can relate. When coming home you don’t want to punish your kids, you want to make up for the time you was not there for them. I think some guilt plays a part in that. I think this was a true episode that just about anyone who works away from home can relate too. Click the image to listen now.

On this day August 7, 2002

On this day Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud said his country had made it clear to Washington, publicly and privately, that the U.S. military will not be allowed to use the kingdom’s soil in any way for an attack on Iraq. Saud said the longtime U.S. ally does not plan to expel American forces from an air base used for flights to monitor Iraq.

One thing you don’t see as much while your in is the way stories get told. After getting out I now have questions. For example, why do we continue to support countries that do not support us when its needed? Well in this example its easy, money. Our government is paid for occupying land in Kuwait and Saudi. These countries know they can’t protect themselves with their slave army. They do the next best thing and that is purchase protection.

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Episode 35: Hanging out and discussing random thoughts

In this episode Don and Doug are forced to do the show apart. Doug is in the gun room and Don is forced to quarantine due to Covid, however the show goes on. They fight through it to bring the show to you guys in hopes one day there will be zero suicides. Don mentions how some of veterans most random thoughts become the funniest things. When deployed you have moments where it seems the world stops and your the only one in it. During this time your mind will leave where you are at and start thinking about home and what you think will happen when you return. This is where this weeks show starts. You can find this show and all of our content on our website