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    Why the US doesn't win wars any more:

    by Leonard_Lawrence on Fri May 30, 2008 12:50 pm

    1945- Rifles were made of wood and steel, shot a .30 caliber bullet and killed the enemy.
    Now- Rifles are made of plastic and aluminum, shoot a .22 caliber bullet, and wound the enemy.

    1945- The winning side used a US made .45 Caliber pistol, The losers used a European 9mm.
    Now- We use a European 9mm pistol. Nobody uses the .45.

    1945- If you smoked, you had an ashtray on your desk.
    Now- If you smoke, you are sent outside and are treated like a leper.

    1945- If you said "damn", people knew you were annoyed and avoided you.
    Now- If you say "damn" you better be talking about a hydroelectric plant.

    1945- NCO's had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily reports.
    Now- Everyone has an internet computer, and they wonder why no work is getting done.

    1945- We painted pictures of pretty girls on airplanes to remind us of home.
    Now- We put the real thing in the cockpit.

    1945- Your girlfriend was at home, praying you would return alive.
    Now- She is in the same foxhole, praying your condom worked.

    1945- If you got drunk off duty, your buddies would take you back to barracks to sleep it off.
    Now- If you get drunk any time they slap you in rehab and ruin your whole career.

    1945- You were taught to aim at your enemy and shoot him.
    Now- You spray 500 bullets into the brush, don't hit anything, and retreat because you are out of ammo.

    1945- Canteens were made out of steel. You could heat coffee or hot chocolate in them.
    Now- Canteens are made of plastic. You can't heat anything in them and they always taste like plastic.

    1945- Officers were professional soldiers first. They commanded respect.
    Now- Officers are politicians first. They beg not to be given a wedgie.

    1945- They collected enemy intelligence and analyzed it.
    Now- They collect our pee and analyze it.

    1945- If you don't act right, the commander'll put you in the stockade till you straighten up.
    Now- If you don't act right, they start a paper trail that follows you forever.

    1945- Medals were awarded to heroes who saved lives at the risk of their own.
    Now- Medals are awarded to people who show up for work most of the time.

    1945- You slept in a barracks, like a soldier.
    Now- You sleep in a dormitory, like a college kid.

    1945- You ate in a Mess Hall. It was free and you could have all the food you wanted.
    Now- You eat in a dining facility. Every slice of bread or pat of butter costs, and you can only have one.

    1945- We defeated powerful countries like Germany and Japan.
    Now- We cant even beat Iraq or Yugoslavia.

    1945- to relax, you went to the Rec Center, played pool, smoked and drank beer.
    Now- You go to the Community Center and can still play pool.

    1945- If you wanted a beer and conversation you could go to the NCO or Officers Club.
    Now- The beer will cost you $1.75, membership is forced, and someone is watching how much you drink.

    1945- You could buy quartermaster gas tax free because it was on a military reservation.
    Now- AAFES charges you the tax but pockets the money themselves because it is on a military reservation.

    1945-The BX/PX had bargains for GI's who didn't make much money.
    Now- You can get better merchandise cheaper at Wal Mart.

    1945- We could recognize the enemy by their Nazi helmets.
    Now- We are wearing the Nazi helmets.

    1945- An old Chief would sit in his office with a cigar in his mouth.
    Now- He would be in less trouble if it was a penis.

    1945- We called the enemy things like "Krauts" and "Japs" because we didn't like them.
    Now- We call the enemy "opposing forces" and "aggressors" so we don't offend them.

    1945- Victory was declared when the enemy was dead and all his things were broken.
    Now- Victory is declared when the enemy says he is sorry.

    1945- If you killed an enemy soldier, you could bring home his rifle as a trophy.
    Now- If you bring home anything at all as a trophy you get a court martial.

    1945- A commander would put his butt on the line to protect his people.
    Now- A commander will put his people on the line to protect his butt.

    1945- After the war, you could buy your own rifle off the government, cheap.
    Now- You can't be trusted with your own rifle, and you'll be jailed if you ever get one.

    1945- Wars were planned and run by generals with lots of important victories.
    Now- Wars are planned and run by politicians with lots of important panty raids.

    1945- We knew we were fighting for freedom. The country was committed to winning.
    Now- We don't know what we are fighting for. The government is committed to Socialism.

    1945- All you could think of was getting out and becoming a civilian again.
    Now- All you can think of is getting out and becoming a civilian again.
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    Now- Rifles are made of plastic and aluminum, shoot a .22 caliber bullet, and wound the enemy.
    Which military issue rifle fires .22 rounds?

    Now- We use a European 9mm pistol. Nobody uses the .45.
    In use today

    Kimber ICQB (M1911A1 variant developed for MCSOCOM Det-1)
    MEU(SOC) Pistol (.45ACP) (M1911A1 modified by USMC armorers for MEU(SOC). To be replaced by Springfield 1911A1 "Professional" models, as needed.)
    Sig P229R DAK (.40 S&W) (USCG)
    Sig SP2022 9mm/.40
    Mk 23 Mod 0 (Heckler & Koch Mark 23; Pistol, .45 ACP) (special forces)
    Heckler & Koch USP Tactical (special forces; often preferred over the Mark 23 pistol)
    * Mk 24 Mod 0 (SIG/Sauer P226; Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (Navy SEALs and other special forces)
    * M9A1 (Beretta 92FS w/ accessory rail; Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (Limited purchase by USMC)
    M1911A1 (Colt Model 1911A1; Pistol, .45 ACP) (some special forces groups and USMC Force Recon)
    High Standard HDM (Suppressed Pistol, .22 LR) (Navy SEALs and USMC Force Recon)
    Heckler & Koch P9S (HK; Suppressed Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (only used by Navy SEALs)
    Heckler & Koch P11 ZUB (Underwater weapon) (Navy SEALs)

    Now- Officers are politicians first. They beg not to be given a wedgie.
    I think not
    .
    Now- Medals are awarded to people who show up for work most of the time.
    No.

    Now- We cant even beat Iraq or Yugoslavia.
    Excuse me? I can think of a lot of soldiers who will vehemently disagree with you on this.

    Now- We are wearing the Nazi helmets.
    I wont even dignify this with a response.

    Now- A commander will put his people on the line to protect his butt.
    WTF???

    Now- We don't know what we are fighting for. The government is committed to Socialism.
    The soldiers of today know exactly what they are fighting for, and why.

    Now- All you can think of is getting out and becoming a civilian again.
    Right..thats why so many soldiers in Iraq re up in theatre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Which military issue rifle fires .22 rounds?



    In use today

    Kimber ICQB (M1911A1 variant developed for MCSOCOM Det-1)
    MEU(SOC) Pistol (.45ACP) (M1911A1 modified by USMC armorers for MEU(SOC). To be replaced by Springfield 1911A1 "Professional" models, as needed.)
    Sig P229R DAK (.40 S&W) (USCG)
    Sig SP2022 9mm/.40
    Mk 23 Mod 0 (Heckler & Koch Mark 23; Pistol, .45 ACP) (special forces)
    Heckler & Koch USP Tactical (special forces; often preferred over the Mark 23 pistol)
    * Mk 24 Mod 0 (SIG/Sauer P226; Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (Navy SEALs and other special forces)
    * M9A1 (Beretta 92FS w/ accessory rail; Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (Limited purchase by USMC)
    M1911A1 (Colt Model 1911A1; Pistol, .45 ACP) (some special forces groups and USMC Force Recon)
    High Standard HDM (Suppressed Pistol, .22 LR) (Navy SEALs and USMC Force Recon)
    Heckler & Koch P9S (HK; Suppressed Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (only used by Navy SEALs)
    Heckler & Koch P11 ZUB (Underwater weapon) (Navy SEALs)



    I think not
    .


    No.



    Excuse me? I can think of a lot of soldiers who will vehemently disagree with you on this.



    I wont even dignify this with a response.



    WTF???



    The soldiers of today know exactly what they are fighting for, and why.



    Right..thats why so many soldiers in Iraq re up in theatre.
    .223 slightly larger than a .22
    used in that little black plastic rifle we use these days.
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    What the hell is wrong with women pilots?? They have good reflexes, can handle more gee....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    What the hell is wrong with women pilots?? They have good reflexes, can handle more gee....
    How come they keep crashing on flight decks of carriers and get gang raped when captured ?
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    1. Women do not have a monopoly on flight deck crashes

    2. Men have also been gang raped in prisons for decades, both in and out of war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Which military issue rifle fires .22 rounds?



    In use today

    Kimber ICQB (M1911A1 variant developed for MCSOCOM Det-1)
    MEU(SOC) Pistol (.45ACP) (M1911A1 modified by USMC armorers for MEU(SOC). To be replaced by Springfield 1911A1 "Professional" models, as needed.)
    Sig P229R DAK (.40 S&W) (USCG)
    Sig SP2022 9mm/.40
    Mk 23 Mod 0 (Heckler & Koch Mark 23; Pistol, .45 ACP) (special forces)
    Heckler & Koch USP Tactical (special forces; often preferred over the Mark 23 pistol)
    * Mk 24 Mod 0 (SIG/Sauer P226; Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (Navy SEALs and other special forces)
    * M9A1 (Beretta 92FS w/ accessory rail; Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (Limited purchase by USMC)
    M1911A1 (Colt Model 1911A1; Pistol, .45 ACP) (some special forces groups and USMC Force Recon)
    High Standard HDM (Suppressed Pistol, .22 LR) (Navy SEALs and USMC Force Recon)
    Heckler & Koch P9S (HK; Suppressed Pistol, 9x19mm Parabellum) (only used by Navy SEALs)
    Heckler & Koch P11 ZUB (Underwater weapon) (Navy SEALs)



    I think not
    .


    No.



    Excuse me? I can think of a lot of soldiers who will vehemently disagree with you on this.



    I wont even dignify this with a response.



    WTF???



    The soldiers of today know exactly what they are fighting for, and why.



    Right..thats why so many soldiers in Iraq re up in theatre.
    It was a friggin joke.

    Since you never served in the military you don't get it.

    Go back to being the male nurse thing or whatever it is that you do and leave the joking about the military to those who do get it.
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    It was a friggin joke.

    Since you never served in the military you don't get it.
    I get it fine.

    Go back to being the male nurse thing or whatever it is that you do and leave the joking about the military to those who do get it.
    Wrong by about twenty years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    Why the US doesn't win wars any more:

    by Leonard_Lawrence on Fri May 30, 2008 12:50 pm

    1945- Rifles were made of wood and steel, shot a .30 caliber bullet and killed the enemy.
    Now- Rifles are made of plastic and aluminum, shoot a .22 caliber bullet, and wound the enemy.

    1945- The winning side used a US made .45 Caliber pistol, The losers used a European 9mm.
    Now- We use a European 9mm pistol. Nobody uses the .45.

    1945- If you smoked, you had an ashtray on your desk.
    Now- If you smoke, you are sent outside and are treated like a leper.

    1945- If you said "damn", people knew you were annoyed and avoided you.
    Now- If you say "damn" you better be talking about a hydroelectric plant.

    1945- NCO's had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily reports.
    Now- Everyone has an internet computer, and they wonder why no work is getting done.

    1945- We painted pictures of pretty girls on airplanes to remind us of home.
    Now- We put the real thing in the cockpit.

    1945- Your girlfriend was at home, praying you would return alive.
    Now- She is in the same foxhole, praying your condom worked.

    1945- If you got drunk off duty, your buddies would take you back to barracks to sleep it off.
    Now- If you get drunk any time they slap you in rehab and ruin your whole career.

    1945- You were taught to aim at your enemy and shoot him.
    Now- You spray 500 bullets into the brush, don't hit anything, and retreat because you are out of ammo.

    1945- Canteens were made out of steel. You could heat coffee or hot chocolate in them.
    Now- Canteens are made of plastic. You can't heat anything in them and they always taste like plastic.

    1945- Officers were professional soldiers first. They commanded respect.
    Now- Officers are politicians first. They beg not to be given a wedgie.

    1945- They collected enemy intelligence and analyzed it.
    Now- They collect our pee and analyze it.

    1945- If you don't act right, the commander'll put you in the stockade till you straighten up.
    Now- If you don't act right, they start a paper trail that follows you forever.

    1945- Medals were awarded to heroes who saved lives at the risk of their own.
    Now- Medals are awarded to people who show up for work most of the time.

    1945- You slept in a barracks, like a soldier.
    Now- You sleep in a dormitory, like a college kid.

    1945- You ate in a Mess Hall. It was free and you could have all the food you wanted.
    Now- You eat in a dining facility. Every slice of bread or pat of butter costs, and you can only have one.

    1945- We defeated powerful countries like Germany and Japan.
    Now- We cant even beat Iraq or Yugoslavia.

    1945- to relax, you went to the Rec Center, played pool, smoked and drank beer.
    Now- You go to the Community Center and can still play pool.

    1945- If you wanted a beer and conversation you could go to the NCO or Officers Club.
    Now- The beer will cost you $1.75, membership is forced, and someone is watching how much you drink.

    1945- You could buy quartermaster gas tax free because it was on a military reservation.
    Now- AAFES charges you the tax but pockets the money themselves because it is on a military reservation.

    1945-The BX/PX had bargains for GI's who didn't make much money.
    Now- You can get better merchandise cheaper at Wal Mart.

    1945- We could recognize the enemy by their Nazi helmets.
    Now- We are wearing the Nazi helmets.

    1945- An old Chief would sit in his office with a cigar in his mouth.
    Now- He would be in less trouble if it was a penis.

    1945- We called the enemy things like "Krauts" and "Japs" because we didn't like them.
    Now- We call the enemy "opposing forces" and "aggressors" so we don't offend them.

    1945- Victory was declared when the enemy was dead and all his things were broken.
    Now- Victory is declared when the enemy says he is sorry.

    1945- If you killed an enemy soldier, you could bring home his rifle as a trophy.
    Now- If you bring home anything at all as a trophy you get a court martial.

    1945- A commander would put his butt on the line to protect his people.
    Now- A commander will put his people on the line to protect his butt.

    1945- After the war, you could buy your own rifle off the government, cheap.
    Now- You can't be trusted with your own rifle, and you'll be jailed if you ever get one.

    1945- Wars were planned and run by generals with lots of important victories.
    Now- Wars are planned and run by politicians with lots of important panty raids.

    1945- We knew we were fighting for freedom. The country was committed to winning.
    Now- We don't know what we are fighting for. The government is committed to Socialism.

    1945- All you could think of was getting out and becoming a civilian again.
    Now- All you can think of is getting out and becoming a civilian again.
    Nothing ever changes G.I's will always piss and moan !I would like to dig up a collection of WW2 soldiers bitches, I bet they would be much the same except for the woman in service.
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    I get it gator. Every point is true: Our nation used to lead the world because men had balls and used them.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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