Ohio farms wrote:I respect your service, though you seldom talk about it. If you served, without a clear understanding why, then that sounds like a personal problem.
Since you brought it up Kellory, what is your understanding of why one serves his country in the military?[/quote]
That is a answer that is as varied as there are men who serve. I know how I felt when i tried to sign up after 9-11. i felt I was needed, and despite what it would cost my family, i would have gone.
It was a feeling of immanent attack that drove me to try and man the walls. A feeling that every body would be needed to stop killers at our door.
I was turned away as too old. i argued with them that at least i could drive a truck or stock a warehouse to help. To free up a younger man to fight, if I could not. I was told no.
Some serve for Honor, some for college money, some because it is what their family does. Some serve because it is best path to their chosen career, and they get to play with the newest toys (drones. Derma robots, ect) there are many products undergoing field tests with the military at all times.
For most, i would say it is to protect what we have, our families, To preserve our way of life., the precepts that guide us. To keep war as far from our families as we can.
I respect your service , Sir. Deeply and daily, but if you only brought it up lend weight to a weak argument, I would not respect you.
"I'm just a but worried about some of the company we keep, as gun lovers. I listen to the conversations and there seems to be a callousness toward the loss of life, racism and an unhealthy fear of big brother. I really think we'd be better off without this crowd. All I'm asking for is some reason and open discussion."
For stating proven History, I'm called a Racist (again), and because of how History dealt with slaves, I am Callous? I wasn't there, and I can't right the wrongs of the past. It also had no bearing on the discussion at hand. But Callouses are cause by hard work, so while not callous, I am calloused, and I expect to keep what is mine. I have earned it.
"An unhealthy fear of Big Brother? Between the czars, the appointments in defiance of the law, the Executive Orders (allowed only by the War Powers Act,) Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Our economy is failing while Millions and millions of dollars worth of tanks and planes being given to Egypt though they are now under Sheree law? The list goes on and on. there is quite a lot to fear from the current Government.
JPH has held a grudge for quite a while, ever since i let it be know i wanted illegals to stay on their side of the fence, he doesn't want a fence at all. It has flavored every conversation since with comments of racism . I'm more than a little tired of it, so I'm having trouble respecting the man right now, and that is of his own devising.
To you, Ohio Farms, my respects.
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.