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  • San Fran to vote on police robots using deadly force

    11/30/2022 10:40:23 AM PST · 76 of 87
    RetiredArmy to Roman_War_Criminal

    ALL OF THESE DIMOCOMMUNISTS ARE ROBUTS!!! None of them have a heart nor brain. They just do as their Minders tell them to do. I don’t know many folks around here that are Dimocommies. Our voting place is 99% republican. I have NO known dimocommie friends.

  • SCHIFF: Evidence Will Have To Be ‘Scrubbed’ From January 6th House Report

    11/30/2022 10:37:44 AM PST · 57 of 89
    RetiredArmy to Red Badger

    Bet they don’t have one damned word about that radical BLM a-hole that was shown and identified, as one of those getting the mob all riled up and bashing his way into the congress building. I saw one photo here online or maybe here that showed this criminal leading the mob in and he was yelling and getting the group all worked up. Bet a bunch of the mob with him were BLM or Antifa criminals who did most of the damages. He should have been charged but never was. Bet there is absolutely no mention of this guy. He was a black fellow that was IDed as this BLM thug.

  • USA GOES THROUGH! Christian Pulisic bundles in the only goal of the game to seal victory over Iran in do-or-die World Cup game... setting up a last-16 showdown with the Netherlands on Saturday

    11/29/2022 1:55:18 PM PST · 23 of 76
    RetiredArmy to gitmo

    Yeah. You know how those Holocaust Survivors are!!

  • USA GOES THROUGH! Christian Pulisic bundles in the only goal of the game to seal victory over Iran in do-or-die World Cup game... setting up a last-16 showdown with the Netherlands on Saturday

    11/29/2022 1:53:09 PM PST · 21 of 76
    RetiredArmy to BobinIL

    I just told my wife the very same thing!!! I said the Moo-Laaa’sss would be POed!!!

  • USA GOES THROUGH! Christian Pulisic bundles in the only goal of the game to seal victory over Iran in do-or-die World Cup game... setting up a last-16 showdown with the Netherlands on Saturday

    11/29/2022 1:51:49 PM PST · 19 of 76
    RetiredArmy to Cecily

    ThAT IS WHAT I SCREAMED AFTER IT WAS OVER!!! I hate it that Christian may be out Saturday. We need every man on board to beat the Dutch. Knock outs begin.

  • Push back hard against plans to impose Central Bank Digital Currency

    11/28/2022 2:33:32 PM PST · 54 of 57
    RetiredArmy to Rurudyne

    Amen, Amen and Amen!!!

  • Push back hard against plans to impose Central Bank Digital Currency

    11/28/2022 11:37:35 AM PST · 52 of 57
    RetiredArmy to Rurudyne

    My friend, you are correct. No argument here. Romans 1: 18-31 tells us all of it. I wish people who claim to be evangelical Christians would take the time to stop and read those verses. If they would, then them might understand what the heck is going on and what is down the road. I guess I need to stop and quit reading some of the reporting on how many Christians are really in America. I read one time and it says around 9% of Americans are really Bible believing, Christ saving, true Christians. Now I read it may be as LOW as 6%. THAT is truly sad. I wish it were better, but I think they may be right about that number. Far too many think their works will get them there. It ain’t enough folks. Works don’t work.

  • Push back hard against plans to impose Central Bank Digital Currency

    11/27/2022 5:21:04 AM PST · 12 of 57
    RetiredArmy to MtnClimber

    Sadly, it is coming. The Bible says that in the last days of this earth and mankind, the Antichrist WILL CONTROL all bying and selling. That means some system where all money in all accounts in all banks and credit unions WILL be under his control. Funny people don’t believe the Bible, yet all the things the Bible says will come are coming true, one by one. The Book of Daniel predicts all these things as well as Revelation. So, yes, at some point, there will be something like this coming on this earth.

  • California Mulls Ban On All Gas And Diesel Truck Fleets

    11/26/2022 10:56:14 AM PST · 90 of 101
    RetiredArmy to SeekAndFind

    Oh, well, I guess they starve when they cannot get products shipped to the stores. That state needs to just fence itself off from the rest of the nation and let them die a slow death by a thousand cuts. Good freaking grief, how stupid can one bunch of communists be????????

  • Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market. Google, Delta Air Lines and IBM have reduced requirements for some positions

    11/26/2022 10:53:03 AM PST · 79 of 113
    RetiredArmy to RetiredArmy
    Did some looking. Here is what the 100,000 project was:

    During the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara began a program called Project 100,000. The program brought over 300,000 men to Vietnam who failed to meet minimum criteria for military service, both physically and mentally. Project 100,000 recruits were killed in disproportionate numbers and fared worse after their military service than their civilian peers, making the program one of the biggest—and possibly cruelest—mistakes of the Vietnam War.

    THE ARTICLE DOWN UNDER THE ABOVE HEADLINE:

    Share Project 100,000: The Vietnam War’s cruel experiment on American soldiers

    For many people, joining the military is a way to lift oneself out of poverty, find better opportunities, and get a shot at a better life. It can provide a way to pay for the exorbitant cost of college, job training, a sense of discipline and purpose, all in exchange for a few years of following orders, risking one’s life, and potentially taking others’.

    It’s a tradeoff, to be sure, one that not everybody is comfortable with. But for those with the aptitude and the desire, it might be a tradeoff worth taking. The problem in that last sentence, however, is that desire and aptitude don’t always go hand in hand. Sometimes, both are absent entirely. That certainly was the case with Project 100,000.

    LOWERING STANDARDS

    Cruelly nicknamed McNamara’s Morons, Project 100,000 was an initiative started under—you guessed it—Robert McNamara during the Vietnam War. In this project, over 320,000 men were either drafted or volunteered for service, nearly all of whom failed the Armed Forces Qualification Test, which is used to determine basic eligibility for military service.

    Project 100,000 inductees placed in the lower 10th to 30th percentiles of the test, referred to as Category IV. Normally, candidates who place in Category IV are deemed unsuitable for military service and are told to return to civilian life. Project 100,000, however, was an experiment to see whether military entry requirements could be lowered.

    Ostensibly, the project’s goals were to combat poverty. Lyndon B. Johnson had recently begun his War on Poverty program. Thanks to the G.I. bill and other veterans’ programs, military service can be a great way to get out of poverty. But this was a nice bonus to the project’s other purpose: The Vietnam War needed more men, and lowering recruitment standards was one way to get them.

    Although about half were volunteers, the other half was drafted, and neither group had any business being in a war zone. The Armed Forces Qualification Test evaluated a variety of domains, all of which were geared toward assessing somebody’s eligibility for service. As a result, Project 100,000 brought men to the war who were ill-equipped in different ways.

    Some had physical impairments, some were over- or under-weight, and, most troublingly, many had low mental aptitude—often to the point of being mentally handicapped. Many were illiterate. Since this was an experiment, a small cadre of soldiers were also admitted under the program to act as controls: these were “normal” soldiers.

    Once in the military, Project 100,000 soldiers were treated as any other soldier; to do otherwise would void the experiment. Various human resource personnel wrote up anonymized monthly reports on the soldiers, documenting their progress in military life and in war. The results were not good.

    A FAILED EXPERIMENT

    Project 100,000 soldiers were about three times more likely to be killed in action. This is not surprising; in addition to being physically and mentally ill-equipped for war, they were unlikely to qualify for technical training that would otherwise keep them off the front lines. As a result, many of them were used as infantry soldiers.

    They were also reassigned 11 times more often than their peers and were between 7 and 9 times more likely to require remedial training. Project 100,000 recruits were more likely to be arrested, too.

    For the ones who survived the war, their outcomes were worse than comparable men who did not join military service. They earned $7,000 less per year than their civilian peers, equivalent to a little under $16,000 today. They were more likely to be divorced and less likely to own a business. The reasons for these differences aren’t entirely clear: it could be the trauma of war, the lack of access to social programs available in civilian life that weren’t available in military life, the possibility that they would have otherwise gone on to complete high school and college—any number of explanations can be offered. But this does show that the ostensible purpose of Project 100,000 was completely invalidated. Offering ineligible soldiers a pass in order to give them a leg up out of poverty through the military did not work.

    A review of Robert McNamara’s In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam published in the Washington Post quoted Herb DeBose, a first lieutenant who served in the Vietnam War. He summed up Project 100,000 thusly: I saw [Robert McNamara] when he resigned from the World Bank, crying about the poor children of the world. But if he did not cry at all for any of those men he took in under Project 100,000 then he really doesn’t know what crying is all about. Many under me weren’t even on a fifth-grade level… I found out they could not read… no skills before, no skills after. The army was supposed to teach them a trade in something—only they didn’t.

  • Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market. Google, Delta Air Lines and IBM have reduced requirements for some positions

    11/26/2022 10:40:29 AM PST · 74 of 113
    RetiredArmy to karpov
    Reduce requirements. Yup, sounds like LBJ and his main man back in the '60s, Macnamara, and what was called (if my old brain recalls) Macnamara's 100,000. It was a bunch of men with IQ's below 90 I think it was. A bunch of dummies who could not read or write. I think the Army used to require what is called your GT score, of at least 90 to get in. They do these tests in various things to see what you are most qualified to do. You might have a high score in MM (Motor Maintenace) or in Admin, or whatever. Then all those scores in the various subjects are compiled and a GT score achieved. I think they required at least a 90. Macnamara's 100,000 were below that. It did not go well. They were so dumb; all they could accomplish was KP in the mess hall and trash details. They were not motor mechanics on tanks or on the gun sights in the tanks. They probably couldn't even spell gun sights.

    Yup, when you lower all the requirements for a job that you once had high requirements for, then you get fewer positive results. High level jobs call for those with the education to accomplish the mission of that job. Take me. I would not be a good candidate for being a nuke scientist or a heart surgeon. But, seeing how they have lowered the standards to be president of this Republic, with the current moron in the White House, now I could be president. I am not as far gone into La La land as ole dummy Joe is!!!

  • 2 Shreveport women arrested for defrauding veterans out of over a million dollars

    11/26/2022 10:28:55 AM PST · 13 of 21
    RetiredArmy to simpson96

    Scum!!! Get a firing squad of expert marksmen and do it right!!! Ready, aim, FIRE!!!

  • Chevron Could Get Approval To Ramp Up Oil Production In Venezuela

    11/25/2022 8:41:48 AM PST · 17 of 35
    RetiredArmy to Vendome

    Hey stupid idiot homo loving communist dimocrats: THE OIL IS OUT IN NORTH DAKOTA!!!!! How’s about opening THAT BACK UP, you stupid fools!!!!

  • PICTURED: Walmart manager, 31, who shot six co-workers dead in 'planned' break-room massacre - as Virginia cops find 'death list' of names next to his body

    11/24/2022 9:14:47 AM PST · 119 of 125
    RetiredArmy to Kaiser8408a

    Dave Bing was a danged good shooter. He played out front or on a wing and could load it up. Don’t know what kind of person he was. His time was way before all this social media crap. I always had to rely on the old Sporting News Newspaper that came out every Friday for all my sports news. The TV, radio or local rags didn’t have much.

  • PICTURED: Walmart manager, 31, who shot six co-workers dead in 'planned' break-room massacre - as Virginia cops find 'death list' of names next to his body

    11/24/2022 9:11:27 AM PST · 118 of 125
    RetiredArmy to NWFree

    I don’t give a crap what Walmart says, my pistol is in my pocket and my CC permit in my wallet.

  • PICTURED: Walmart manager, 31, who shot six co-workers dead in 'planned' break-room massacre - as Virginia cops find 'death list' of names next to his body

    11/24/2022 9:09:08 AM PST · 117 of 125
    RetiredArmy to bitt

    Mummmm. Let me guess here. He voted dimocrat in all elections?? Just one man’s opinion.

  • Fed Teams Up With Major Banks to Test Digital Dollar Pilot Program

    11/22/2022 3:38:13 PM PST · 105 of 106
    RetiredArmy to 444Flyer

    You got it brother. The MARK OF THE BEAST will have everything to do with this electronic buying and selling anywhere you do so. The thugs checking every move you make with your credit/debit cards and if they don’t like what you are doing, they will slam your door shut buying and selling. People in this nation that are blind to what is coming are going to be surprised that we Christian folks warned them these things were coming. They laugh at us, and I get stupid FreepMail from people crying, nagging, whining, being stupid and simply rude (WHAT, conservatives being rude???? Well, yeah, we got them just like the left has them!!!) and acting smart @$$ed. (p)
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    I am not worried. They can do as they want. GOD GIVES US FREE WILL TO MAKE OUR CHOICES AS WE DESIRE. They say we are silly, stupid, fools, whatever, but you know what???? THEY DON’T BELIEVE AND BELIEVE THAT WE ARE FOOLS!! I have news for them, THEY HAD BETTER BE RIGHT!! THEY ARE MAKING THESE DECISIONS AND DOING SO AT THEIR OWN PERIL!!! If you don’t believe, well that is not my fault. God tells us to spread the Gospel of Grace by Faith, NOT OF WORKS, FORGET WORKS, IT IS BY FAITH AND FAITH ALONE. Read Ephesians 2, verse 8 and 9!!! They are CLEAR!!! on that. If they don’t believe, they do so at their own peril. (p)
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    It is all as simple as that.

  • 5 dead, 18 injured in shooting at Colorado gay nightclub, police say

    11/22/2022 3:26:28 PM PST · 182 of 183
    RetiredArmy to Jeremiah2911

    Yup, and it will have the FBI filing for a hate crime and tripling all the time this idiot will do. Stuid $*&#. What was he thinking. Well maybe he wasn’t thinking.

  • George Conway: Mar-a-Lago Document Obstruction Probe Putting Trump in ‘Substantial Peril’

    11/19/2022 6:02:03 AM PST · 36 of 41
    RetiredArmy to ChicagoConservative27

    Well, if it was said on Homo Anderson’s show, then it has to be gospel.

  • Fed Teams Up With Major Banks to Test Digital Dollar Pilot Program

    11/19/2022 6:00:51 AM PST · 93 of 106
    RetiredArmy to Pollard

    It’s coming. The BIBLE makes it crystal clear that in the End Times, there WILL BE a way for the Antichrist to control all buying and selling. A one world currency is the only way he can have his banks tell his criminal gang members what we buy and sell and punish us if we buy something they don’t think we should have. I have also read an article that says that when the change over comes from the dollar to this crypto currency, they will give us what THEY think we should have. We will not get 100 for 100. The article suggested maybe we get 75 to 80% on the dollar. Your 401k, savings, etc., they will simply rob us of what they want so they can take the money and spread it to the poor folks in their mansions on the Med Sea, Pacific and Carribean Island rich people play pads.