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Forum: Open Debate December 29th, 2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
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: 1,028
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 aren’t all that...
Forum: Open Debate June 20th, 2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 311
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: 301
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: 301
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: 301
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: 311
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: 154
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: 154
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: 143
Posted By Mean Dean
Luanne, The bad guys aren’t going to win. ...

Luanne,

The bad guys aren’t going to win.

Because they can’t…….

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: 133
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: 721
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: 112
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: 1,000
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: 379
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...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 24th, 2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Mean Dean
Todd, I'm pleased to hear you're still...

Todd,

I'm pleased to hear you're still alive and kicking! Much better than the alternative......

I don't get on the boards much these days, but I always look to see how you're doing.
...
Forum: Open Debate January 1st, 2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 384
Posted By Mean Dean
Cruisemates TOS allow responses as to the...

Cruisemates TOS allow responses as to the competence of a poster’s comments, not to those of the poster.

As such:

This post above demonstrates a shocking lack of historical understanding....
Forum: Open Debate November 11th, 2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 348
Posted By Mean Dean
Free Universal Healthcare

We should be embarrassed. All of us......

When medical tourism becomes widespread, something is amiss. When our arch-enemy, Cuba has better healthcare than we do, something is really amiss.
...
Forum: Open Debate November 11th, 2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Mean Dean
When contributing to our ally: Remember USS...

When contributing to our ally:

Remember USS Liberty AGTR 5....
Forum: Open Debate November 11th, 2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Mean Dean
Amen, brother.

Amen, brother.
Forum: Open Debate November 11th, 2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Mean Dean
Luanne, A United States Army Delta operator...

Luanne,

A United States Army Delta operator told me once, "Things aren't always as bad as they seem. Sometimes they're worse....."

And sometimes they're better......

And it's going to be...
Forum: Open Debate November 11th, 2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Mean Dean
Paul, As partisan as I have observed your...

Paul,

As partisan as I have observed your posts to be, I gotta say that this post is pretty gracious of you. I may have misjudged you, and if I have I am sorry.

You know, Arizona and Oregon...
Forum: Open Debate November 1st, 2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 230
Posted By Mean Dean
Cruisemates Terms of Service: Message...

Cruisemates Terms of Service:

Message Boards:

Conduct:

Post or transmit any content that is abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory or which...
Forum: Open Debate November 1st, 2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 230
Posted By Mean Dean
Why has not the title of this thread been...

Why has not the title of this thread been deleted?

By the terms of Cruisemates TOS, the specific wording of this thread is prohibited.

The thread regarding the Russian musical group, P***Y...
Forum: Open Debate November 1st, 2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 118
Posted By Mean Dean
Writing under the pseudonym of Mark Owen, Matt...

Writing under the pseudonym of Mark Owen, Matt Bissonnette the DEVGRU operator who participated in Operation Netune Spear against Usama bin Laden, did indeed write a book.

DEVGRU combat...
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