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  • Wed at 2:45 PM
    Posted by Sargesbrat
          We had all been on political overload at the end of the elections so backed off discussing issues for a while.  Hope you all realize this was the most important election in our lifetimes.  Now we are on the liberal garbage overload and thought a little bite of reali...
  • Mon at 4:36 PM
    Posted by Sargesbrat
      Gathering of materials and some thinking occurs between blogs.    Having been laid up following a spider bite the past several weeks, there has been extra time to think which can lead to problems for us all.  Go into testing this week to determine the damage that remains and p...
  • When I look back at my own childhood in the early 1960's I can see a lot of differences in how we grew up and acted in those days then the modern generation of kids do today. In fact it is kind of popular for people of my generation to believe we were ever so much more behaved than kids are today. I...
  • February 15
    Posted by gregkerr
    Good day fellow Brats! I chose the title of this essay not meaning to be facetious, but rather to highlight how the life of a kid growing up in a desegregated military reflects on the current Black Lives Matter movement, which I am sure you all are familiar with.  If you are thinking "why did h...
  • January 27
    Posted by Sargesbrat
    We all need some down to earth advice now and then.   Here are some nuggets that may give you some help.     ...

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      Sargesbrat We are so lucky to have you as a member. You fit right in here. What civilians think is a militant attitude is just plain common sense to us.
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      Wolf <> Cool, i got to know the Patch, Kelly Barracks, Boeblingen Panzer Kaserne area fairly well during Summer university breaks visiting family, graduated from Ft. Knox and my youngest's first true duty station was Scofield Barracks, HI.... Don't know ...  more
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      Vann Welcome to MBO.
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      richardpinner Thank you, I think I was a member before but couldn't log in so started over! LOL
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      Vann No problem. A lot of folks did that, signed up in 2008 then changed email service and forgot their old information. Glad you are back and look forward to seeing you around.
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      Vann Hi there, welcome to MBO. I am jealous of your France and Taiwan tours. I only got to visit Germany twice.
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      Debchase Thanks, Vann. I was a baby when my dad was stationed in France, so don't remember much about that tour. I spent 2 1/2 years of high school in Tainan. It was a major culture shock, but those were some of the best years of my life!
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      Sargesbrat ret -- Those spiders now come in bottles. They are blue and have a diamond on their back.
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      Naomi Are you sure it was a spider John or maybe one of the ladies you take for a ride in your Vet
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      Sargesbrat "Lady riding in a Vette" is an oxymoron when it comes to my classic chick magnet. Have had to switch to a soccer mom van to trick them. Put a sign on the side that says FREE BINGO!
      • Thu at 2:07 PM
    • Sargesbrat
      Vann Was it a white retcolusa bite? I hear those are really vicious. Here we have the brown recluse--pretty bad, but not like the above-mentioned bite.
      a few seconds ago
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    • Sargesbrat
      Sargesbrat Vann -- Those retcoluses are nasty creatures for sure. It is a good chance it was since I was bit on the butt.
      • 12 hours ago
  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Next time you are up against an antimilitary wack job.  ask them what they have done about this
    • March 18
    • Sargesbrat
      Wolf <> Pretty much let it be known from the get-go my worldliness advice won't be coming anytime soon from a one size fits all everyone wins educated, nose to a smart phone, lifes lessons ina video game buffoon... Besides that they probably wouldn't kno...  more
      • March 19
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Yes, and stupidity has killed even more than that.
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      Sargesbrat OK you guys. You force me to write a blog...
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      Wolf <> Yep John that's what we do, arm twisting & holding feet to the write a blog fire/
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      Vann Welcome to MBO!
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      Sargesbrat Welcome to another base pool bum. It was also one of my fondest memories overseas.
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      Vann Welcome to MBO!
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      Vann Hi and welcome to Military Brats Online
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    • zaichik
      Sargesbrat You look familiar. Ever been in an AZ jail?
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    • zaichik
      retcolusa No, but you have, leadfoot.
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  • Cindy9
    Cindy9 Vann, Hello. We were stationed at Ft. Knox 60-62. I was in Wiesbaden American High School 71-72.
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    • Cindy9
      Vann After I graduated and left home, my parents went back to Germany a third time to Wiesbaden in the late 1970s--we used to shop there when we lived in Bad Nauheim.
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      Vann Hi Cindy, when were you at Ft. Knox? I lived there from 69-73 (1 year of Jr. High and 3 years of high school). I was also class of 74, but graduated from Frankfurt American High).
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      Vann Okay, why Elvis as a profile photo? Are you working in Las Vegas in one of the shows? Sorry, but enquiring minds want to know.
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    • zaichik
      zaichik Nope, just the first photo I came across in my list. I usually switch them out on a regular basis, anyway. Looking for one to fit "zaichik" aka Bunny, in Ruski.
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      Sargesbrat I got many bunny pictures but Vann will not let me use them.
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      Vann Welcome to MBO and one day I hope to visit Egypt as well!
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      retcolusa I could relate several such adventures during my childhood. It is amazing that we made it to adulthood with all our extremities, eyes, ears and noses intact! I blew so much stuff up with fireworks I can't remember it all. You know the best part of how ...  more
    • gregkerr
      Sargesbrat Your story will probably pry loos many memories long forgotten. Like: There was this kid that had a chemistry set. He made lots of concoctions. His favorite were smoke and stink bombs. He had one that was a 35mm film can packed full of a white powder...  more
  • Roberta
    Roberta I don't think I can make it to the chat for the next 6 weeks:( Gerald has Friday's Of for a few weeks.
    • February 22
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat That is too long, Roberta. Take a break and at least say hi sometime.
    • Roberta
      Roberta John, you have to promise to be there:)
      • February 22
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat You promise first :-0
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      Sargesbrat Great photo! Bet you will keep this one forever. Even with a slouch hat, the military guy is recognizable. Handsome dude.
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      retcolusa Hi Betsy, welcome!
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      Sargesbrat Welcome. Hope to see you jump in and partake in some of our conversations. I also insisted my children remain in the same school district. They did much better than I did after attending 20 schools.
      • March 11
  • Wolf
    Wolf   <> Tennessee Terry >> Noted your comment and not to convolute Greg's thread topic... How be ya ?/
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      Wolf <> "long" It's a complex topic with many elements <<>> While perhaps not as overt nor intense as daily civilian life, i can't say the same thing primarily t'ween 65-69, Greg >> And most certainly in the early "70's" personal histor...  more
      • February 16
    • gregkerr
      gregkerr Wolf, I definitely know there was racial strife in the Army during those years you mentioned. For the most part though, I think that was an adult thing. Coming from a kid's perspective of those years, I think I could definitely see the easing of those sam...  more
    • gregkerr
      retcolusa Greg, wow! Wonderful blog. Re: slavery - "When we beat our guns into plowshears those who no longer have the guns will plow for those who still do". History is full of examples of the enslavement of peoples who could (or would) not defend the...  more
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> Points all well taken Greg, including the age time-line driving your blog >> Course arguably the discussion could be made though the business at hand serious and the tools lethal at 19 i was still a kid... Appreciate the compliment and who ...  more
    • gregkerr
      Vann Wow, so much to take in; it's like having Thanksgiving and having three helpings of everyone. I need to digest a bit and then post a comment.
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      Sargesbrat Welcome. We have lots of parallels starting with the same birthday. High school for all of Tokyo when we were there was Narimasu. You attended its replacement. We went from Tokyo to Hamilton. What a beautiful base it was. Lived in the housing across...  more
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  • Roberta
    Roberta I just had the most disturbing conversation with a neighbor. I need to get out of this State. Too many nut jobs, criminals, cop haters. People you think look normal are not normal at all. I hate this State. Ugh!
    • January 15
    • Roberta
      Roberta I would love to explain it here but it will not let me write enough. It involves black rapists and gang members being friends with my two white, upper middle class (idiot) neighbors which would explain why they hate me. Ever since the one saw me at the dr...  more
      • January 19
    • Roberta
      Sargesbrat There is a town in Illinois called Normal. It is north of Bloomington which is a Corvette mecca. The people that live there are below Normal :-) Your birds are going to love the humidity of Texas. Think anyone living next to people like that would be unco...  more
    • Roberta
      Roberta Wolf and John are you two coming to the chat tonight?
      • January 20
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      Sargesbrat Yes
    • Roberta
      Wolf <> Social bearing, race, income, even location has little to do with small minds anymore Robby as you've recently witnessed... Somebody got away scott-free dropping a kibosh bomb on common sense, integrity & respect and the winds spread that nastine...  more
  • jlamont
    jlamont I am in need of a photo showing American family life in occupied Japan for the cover of a book I am having published on the topic.  Ideally, the picture should show the husband in uniform with his wife and child(ren) at some tourist site, say, with Mt. Fu...  more
    • January 15
    • jlamont
      Sargesbrat Our dads never wore uniforms when with family off base in Japan during the occupation. Got one of us at the giant Kamakura Buddah statue but, no uniforms. Good luck.
      • January 17
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      Wolf <> Once upon a time ona different planet i proudly was one Terry, by it's true definition with heavy emphasis on the verbiage "individual rights - broadening knowledge - experience & occasionally looking beyond the traditional"... Course as is too o...  more
      • January 17
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Make that now 60 Dem congresspersons not going to inauguration. The allegiance is more to the party than this nation. Hope Trump makes a list. He should call it the legion of wossies. Sorry for people in their districts.
      • January 18
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Basket of Self-Abusers, eh John?
      • January 18
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat Well, Terry, the word "self" would be quite appropriate. All their slips are showing. No senators are among them. Like to think of them as short timers at this point. They will be very likely in a whole new country by the time their seats come up for ...  more
    • retcolusa
      gregkerr Trump promised to "drain the swamp". After month one I'm realizing just how vast and extensive that swamp is! Unlike Obama, Trump has evidently got many regular government employees working against him, along with the media of course. I figured ...  more
      • February 16
  • Vann
    Vann We have gone from freezing temperatures and black ice last weekend to about 70 degrees today. I'm not complaining, but it's like a roller coaster ride.
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      Wolf <> Ma Nature's just trying to keep you from getting bored or complacent Vann/
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