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  • Birthday 04/27/1966

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    Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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    Military, Jiu Jitsu, Unarmed Combat, Kali-Escrima, politics

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  1. I was truly sad to hear of Geoff's passing when T19 informed me earlier this week. I haven't been here in a long time but I remember Geoff's good natured ribbing and his no nonsense approach to managing this grate singt. He complained loudly and often of being born a decade or two too late but I prefer to think that he (and his ilk ) were born at exactly the right time to influence those born 3or 4 decades too late. RIP Geoff... Fiddler's Green Halfway down the trail to Hell, In a shady meadow green Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped, Near a good old-time canteen. And this eternal resting place Is known as Fiddlers' Green. Marching past, straight through to Hell The Infantry are seen. Accompanied by the Engineers, Artillery and Marines, For none but the shades of Cavalrymen Dismount at Fiddlers' Green. Though some go curving down the trail To seek a warmer scene. No trooper ever gets to Hell Ere he's emptied his canteen. And so rides back to drink again With friends at Fiddlers' Green. And so when man and horse go down Beneath a saber keen, Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee You stop a bullet clean, And the hostiles come to get your scalp, Just empty your canteen, And put your pistol to your head And go to Fiddlers' Green.
  2. That was my thought when the CBC was doing their "We're all going to die!" shtick on the news last night. We should just let them gather in the largest numbers possible to develop a target rich environment. Good hunting Frank.
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    Absolutely, but the trade off is safety for the driver and therefore the crew. I'd much rather be hatches down and safe than hatches up and a little more traffic friendly. Its got to be disconcerting to be driving and have bullets impacting on glass right in front of your face. I'd still want to pull my ass under cover and from the look of it it is impossible to drive hatches down with that cupola on... Are there ANY episcopes on that variant?
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    Why would you be driving hatches up in Iraq, or any other similar AO for that matter?
  5. We're not nearly so subtle... http://www.standingonguard.com/cart3.html
  6. After he was warned verbally in his own language and visually with established aircraft warning signals? I'd shrug my freaking shoulders and give em a hearty, "Oh well."
  7. What's the difference between Hillary Clinton and BSE? One is Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and the other is just a mad cow.
  8. Worst: Becks Best: Still working on that one...
  9. No shit? Seriously?!?!?!? When we got our new Radios (522 set) by the time the eggheads were done with them they weighed just as much as the old PRC! Yeah, sure, I can e-mail my mother with the bloody thing but what I really wanted to be able to do with it was put it in my pocket to carry it. Gucci Kit = more weight More weight = burnout Burnout = death
  10. It's called an Infanteer. They are usually dirty and smelly and are prone to making obscene gestures as you drive by at speed kicking up dust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I can not believe that door remained open for so long... You guys are slipping.
  11. Our LAV's are having a hell of a time with irrigation ditches in Afgh, (basically they canalize our AFV's) the Tanks do not have the same problem, Strikers would. Besides has that POS been made to work properly yet? Fire on the move, over the side, adequate ammo upload, CC/Gnr situational awareness? Anyone? Buehler?
  12. General Hillier put perspective into this whole conversation when he said and I'm paraphrasing here. "In 1978 I signed for a new Leopard Tank, by my recollection I have gone through 8 Automobiles since then... that tank i signed for is still in service in Afghanistan today." Want more perspective? 53 Soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since 2002, only 43 were due to enemy action. In 2005 alone, 51 Canadians were killed by guns as a result of criminal or gang related violence in Toronto. The apeasers, cowards and mental cripples that believe that this fight is not worth the sacrifice should be made to live under Taliban rule. Then they can watch, (while living in abject terror) as the UN, amnesty international, and the rest of the do good and do nothing crowd talks, talks and talks some more about how best to save them.
  13. dgrev, are you looking for specific information on the Lynx, or are you just fixated on your AFV of choice like so many here are sometimes?
  14. As far as I know we didn't leave any of our Lynx's behind. They are all here in Canada, on ranges or as monuments. I miss my Lynx
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