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Forum: Open Debate Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mean Dean
I'm a Democrat, but my favorite president is...

I'm a Democrat, but my favorite president is President Lincoln #16, Republican, followed by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy #35, Democrat.


I'm drawn to their similarities, both speaking to...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 10th, 2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Mean Dean
Chuck, Glad to see you're still on the...

Chuck,


Glad to see you're still on the boards!


And yeah, as a vegetarian, gizzards -- beef, chicken, or otherwise -- give me the willies.......


I'd rather have the menu in Spanish, and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 2nd, 2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Mean Dean
Hey Donna, I don't get on the Cruisemates...

Hey Donna,


I don't get on the Cruisemates boards much these days, but did stop in and read this cruise log.


It's really nice of you to take the time to record, photograph, and post them!...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 11th, 2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Mean Dean
Allen, It's good to see you! I don't get...

Allen,


It's good to see you! I don't get here much these days, and it's nice to see someone from "way back."


So there I was, too many years ago, at Margaritaville, in Key West, when I was...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 11th, 2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Mean Dean
You know, before we resurrect threads from years...

You know, before we resurrect threads from years ago........


I got excited seeing a post by Norm, from whom I haven't seen a post in years. Followed by a response from Melody......


My...
Forum: Open Debate August 2nd, 2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Mean Dean
Yes, I know this post will be removed. But...

Yes, I know this post will be removed. But nonetheless, the question must be asked:


Have you lost your mind?


Is this post seriously comparing United States Secretary of State Hillary...
Forum: Open Debate April 26th, 2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Mean Dean
When examined logically, there are four options...

When examined logically, there are four options available:


Do nothing. And allow Al Quaida to survive, and spread.


Attack using conventional attack and bomber aircraft. Very expensive...
Forum: Open Debate December 21st, 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Mean Dean
Well it's always nice to see that the point of...

Well it's always nice to see that the point of your original post has been entirely missed.........


Of course, these kinds of misunderstandings happen from time to time. I mean it's not like our...
Forum: Open Debate December 14th, 2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Mean Dean
We Tortured Some Folks

If you like the United States Navy, I'm sure you liked the outcome of today's game. The United States Naval Academy sang second. And if you watched the game you know what that means. Thirteen years...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 30th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mean Dean
This is very sad news........ I never had...

This is very sad news........


I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, but felt like I knew him from his posts. He seemed to enjoy life, and the people in it, and it's a shame he...
Forum: Open Debate December 29th, 2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Mean Dean
This is an assertion without factual...

This is an assertion without factual substantiation. It always serves one's argument to state facts, and substantiate them with reliable sources.

As regards the Vice President of the United...
Forum: Open Debate September 1st, 2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mean Dean
Unlike the Combined Fleet sailing south toward...

Unlike the Combined Fleet sailing south toward Hawaii unannounced in early December, 1941, the United States has a history of not launching surprise attacks.

And surprise attacks arenít all that...
Forum: Open Debate June 20th, 2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By Mean Dean
For all his perceived brilliance, Mr. Snowden...

For all his perceived brilliance, Mr. Snowden really is an idiot.

If he truly wanted protection from extradition, he would have given his interview from Equador. Or as Julian Assange (WikiLeaks)...
Forum: Open Debate June 20th, 2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 625
Posted By Mean Dean
As one who appreciates very much your service to...

As one who appreciates very much your service to our nation, I want to say: Thank You.




Not true.

I remember '68 very well. I watched Tet unfold on television as it happened. I...
Forum: Open Debate June 20th, 2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 625
Posted By Mean Dean
Cratering Syrian airfields is particularly easy. ...

Cratering Syrian airfields is particularly easy.

For example, 19 March 2011, as part of Operation Odessy Dawn, the Libyan adventure, United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, USS...
Forum: Open Debate June 20th, 2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 625
Posted By Mean Dean
Actually, United States Armed Forces losses were...

Actually, United States Armed Forces losses were a bit north of 50,000. 58,220 to be exact.

And let us not forget the 303,644 United States service personnel wounded.

While many believe U.S....
Forum: Open Debate June 20th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By Mean Dean
I don't know how things are in the great state of...

I don't know how things are in the great state of Texas, but up here in the Pacific Northwest, things are a little different.

The 123d Fighter/Interceptor Squadron of the 142d Fighter/Interceptor...
Forum: Open Debate May 12th, 2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Mean Dean
As a historian, I know precisely what I'm talking...

As a historian, I know precisely what I'm talking about.



In 1967, the United States gave as foreign aid to the State of Israel, over $13,000,000.

Some of this aid money was used to...
Forum: Open Debate May 12th, 2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Mean Dean
Lakers Fan, You have obviously forgotten...

Lakers Fan,

You have obviously forgotten Mexican Army personnel patrolling the streets of New Orleans, beginning 30 August 2005, to maintain order, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
...
Forum: Open Debate April 28th, 2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By Mean Dean
Luanne, The bad guys arenít going to win. ...

Luanne,

The bad guys arenít going to win.

Because they canítÖÖ.

I have lived since 1961, and I have witnessed some extraordinary things.

I lived through President John Fitzgerald...
Forum: Open Debate April 28th, 2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Mean Dean
Federal government Sequestration has hit the...

Federal government Sequestration has hit the Hillsboro, Oregon (HIO) airport particularly hard.

10 April 2013, the United States Navy announced that the United States Navy Blue Angels Flight...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 2nd, 2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By Mean Dean
Todd, I'm very pleased to hear that you're...

Todd,

I'm very pleased to hear that you're still alive and kicking! When we hadn't heard from you for so long, I was beginning to wonder.......

Anyway, keep on getting better, and keep us...
Forum: Open Debate March 3rd, 2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Mean Dean
Shazam, This post displays a lack of...

Shazam,

This post displays a lack of historical understanding. I suggest a reading of of dearly departed Stanley Karnow's Vietnam, a History, to bring you up to speed.

The defeat of the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 3rd, 2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,252
Posted By Mean Dean
Holy snot, Martha -- where the heck have you...

Holy snot, Martha -- where the heck have you been?! Cruisemates hasn't been the same without you! And Dina and Dave The Wave....

Anyway, I'm glad you're back, and have a great cruise. Hoist a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 24th, 2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Mean Dean
Todd, Astoria, Oregon, is homeport to two...

Todd,

Astoria, Oregon, is homeport to two United States Coast Guard Medium Endurance Cutters: USCGC Alert WMEC 630, and USCGC Steadfast WMEC 623.

When I was in Astoria last November, I...
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