HANSjurgen

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    • so many decisions-

      9 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      So things have been dabbling along slowly. Last weekend I was competing at Ranger Challenge. We scored 3rd in our tier and if we didn't manage to make screwups in pretty much every event (at the range 2 of our guys fired on the same target, having 100+ people run a pt test at 4:45am when 90% of the teams are wearing all black shorts and black team shirts on an unlighted road course and us all nearly breaking our ankles, one of our guy's forgetting to remove the magazine when doing weapons dissasembly, one of our guys (who has been to Ranger school, Mountain Warfare, and Northern Warfare) telling a Major to basically go fuck him self because he was wrong on what knots we could use on the one rope bridge, me slipping off the bars at 4 out of 6 pull ups on Malvesti, and the fact that we were 5 minutes off the winning time for the road march (which in most races is a fuck ton but when you're talking about an hour plus race we were close-)

      Recently I've started some new things- watched the majority of Dexter (2nd half of season, all of 3, and what of 4 is out) and started drinking scotch casually-

      Still waiting to get contracted. Earliest I can is November- and then it'll be like $300 checks...or I can wait until the next year and join the Guard or Reserves as an SMP cadet and get payed as a Sergeant (E-5) and not do a whole lot, not even have to go to basic-

      With the curtailed source of income, been living fairly bland lately so I've started thinking about what I'm going to have as my first pleasure buy (since I don't eat out, don't go to clubs, only drive to school and home, etc) I indulge myself from time to time- thinking about a PS3 simply for the fact that I'm a cheap ass and XBL costs money- Other than that my buying points are PS3: gran turismo, play cod4(2) free online, 360:its microsoft(classic fanboyism dies hard), get my own copy of Halo 3 (and odst), also will have cod4(2)

      So many hard decisions in life...

    • yeesh time flies-

      9 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      So things are starting to getting better I reckon. Trying to get myself out of my shell, I wouldn't neccesarily say flirting just talking more to a couple girls fairly certain things won't go anywhere but you never know-


      Anywho, Friday I'm running the 75th Ranger Regiment 2nd Annual Mogadishu Mile- gonna race with a ton of badasses, the shirt I get from this race will be one most special ones IMO. The cool part though is that one of our Senior instructors used to be a First Sergeant at 3rd Ranger and has some connections and actually knows Ret. 1st Sgt Eversman (think Josh Hartnett's character in Black Hawk Down) and is gonna try and have us get a little meet and greet with him-
      Should prove to be awesome-


      So I realized that its almost is October and I still haven't sourced a halloween costume- I still have to figure out what I'm gonna do, trying to get my hands on what my buddy called a "krinkle suit" which he described as similar to a volcano suit- pretty much totally badass and unique-


      Like that its almost mid term, crazy stuff-
      So I turned 20 the other week and I noticed that I have 3 gray hairs that are really noticeable, from time to time after workouts I realize that I am getting older and that sooner or later my crazy pushing it lifestyle is gonna catch up with me-

    • America's kids suck these days...

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Been crazy busy here, had 4 tests this did fairly well on them all. Schools definitely been taking a toll on me. PT 5 days a week instead of the normal 3, and Thursdays we go to muscle failure- My calves are ate up from climbing the rope with only pt shorts, my back is covered in bruises from doing crunches/flutter kicks on concrete, and my shoulders bruised from running with a section of telephone pole in a group- but its been awesome. Managed to make our ranger challenge team so I've been getting all sorts of supplemental training from going out to the obstacle course to the 12 of us going out and getting hands on training with the guys at the Army Marksmanship Unit-

      College football looks like its going to suck this season (UGA fan)... our team is overwhelmingly bleh, I'm scared to see what happens when we play some of the better teams in our conference-.

      So a weekend or two back I went on a campout with my old troop because they needed competent adult leaders with experience on ropes and caving (since thats what they planned on doing in North Georgia...) and I was really underwhelmed at by the kids in the troop now and how much they were willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone... From kids that didn't want to boulder and climb on rocks more than a few feet off the ground to just not wanting to climb anything that resembled a rock face (things they would get on all fours to go up but with the proper shoes I was walking up). Caving was worse, I could tell things were gonna be bad when we were talking about going down the mountaing to the cave entrance after dinner and no shit I overheard "If we go to the cave after dinner its gonna be dark." One of the things about caving especially in this bunny slope of a cave is that after entering you are dumped in a large room with literally hundreds of a passages that go off some go for a mile or two and loop back into the central system others go 12 feet and dead end (long enough for you to crawl in and around a corner and realize you now have to navigate backwards...) but there are also a ton of just little holes that go down anywhere from 12 feet to a few that go down and curve and you can't see the end with your light, and the kids were so hesitant of doing anything that we were stopping and making things more dangerous by dwelling on them... anywho.
      at the entrance, me napping during the safety brief, you'll note that neither me or the other guy have helmets because the scouts ignored us when we told them to bring their bike helmets so we had to give up our helmets so they would be protected...
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      the primary room (we used a tripod mounted olympus 850 set the exposure and then used a surefire flashlight to wave around and to "paint" the room with light)
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      here for example is probably one of the highest things we negotiated in the cave and its maybe at most a 60 degree at its worst parts, but with plenty of well worn parts for feet and hands regardless of how caked in mud they are, but the kids were all freaking out that we had to guide them up one at a time because of a small hole (down towards were the rocks form a v to the right out of frame) but the hole was so small that short of jumping and pencil diving you wouldn't fit-
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      the above picture was the draw for a number of them, and they refused to go higher so we had to stop guide the quitters out, and luckily we were able to get helmets...at this part of the cave called pancake squeeze, I actually wiggled out of the worn groove in the mud/rock and got my helmet stuck and had to undo the chin strap to pull it loose-
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      American kids take note from the canucks-

      Not quite the normal badass of the week, but these guys deserve a fucking medal also one of the bud real men of genius commercials wouldn't hurt-
      diver that wrestled a 12 foot tiger shark for 2 hours-
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      college student that was tired of has shit stolen so he hacked the burglar with a samurai sword-

    • vienna sausages for breakfast lol...

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Been putting off a new journal for a while mostly because I've been busy as fuck- So I found out when I returned to school this semester that I did get fucked over. Since I joined ROTC as a sophomore and was told to register for the ms2 classes I was supposed to get sent to LTC (and get that $5000 bonus I wanted) and then I would have been able to advance to the 3 level courses without having taken the 1 level courses, well none of that happened. So I'm now in the 1 courses and my graduation day is getting pushed back to to make up for the extra semesters of bullshit... which means more money I get to waste on tuition.

      And of course the best part, Cadet Command the subsidiary of the Army that our ROTC unit gets money from, currently has a stop on all funds. So I can't get contracted or a scholarship that I've pretty much already been promised and of course even once I contract I'll be making $100 less since my status will be as a sophomore (highest level courses they have me in). Joy.

      Anywho, other than that life's swell- still avoiding calling into work to get put back on the schedule still getting by the skin of my teeth every month... which is sure not to last for long especially with me eying doodads and trinkets like this:
      acog1.jpg on sale for half its normal price because its been beaten around in the sandbox once and has a little rattle can love, but it sure beats the normal 4 digit price-tag for some quality glass-

      Badass of the week will resume next time I get around to writing a journal because I have a management quiz in a bit-

    • finally home for the summer-

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Been getting settled back in- school starts on the 17th.

      Graduated Airborne on the 7th, got pinned by a retired CSM that worked with my dad, really awesome experience-
      Jumping was a crazy experience- Even if it was a bit anti-climactic from hours in the harness shed...
      All my jumps went fairly well, first jump our chalk was up first and we didn't have air (flights through the air force) secured for the whole day so we were rushed and we had to make the first jump of the day with a low ceiling from around 800-900 feet. It went by crazy fast. My 3rd jump had me scared a bit because the guy on the other door had a weak exit and had some twists in his risers that when he got them undone he was oscillating and ended up under me, and I slipped one way to get away (being above another paratrooper is worse than getting tangled because the lower jumper will steal the air from the higher jumper's canopy and it will collapse and the higher jump will fall and often time regain air below the other jumper and they domino to the ground) and he slipped under me while trying to get rid of his oscillation, so I had to slip again barely giving me time to get clear and lower my combat equipment and pull a 2 riser slip to slow for a safe landing.
      Don't know if you ever saw this episode of myth busters, but prop blast is definitely no joke, when penguin walking to the plane in combat equipment it becomes even more difficult, and when jumping out at 130~ knots and getting blown the heck away from the plane 130+ knots and then the opening shock of a parachute yanking you to a stop...
      Lotsa fun- and fortunately the only injuries received at Airborne were terrible shin splits from doing choppy small steps when double timing in formation everywhere-

      Pictures to follow from the caving trip and airborne but I do have a video up of one of my jumps up already-

      Since the end of all my training stuff this summer, I relaxed by starting drinking at 1pm and sitting around the pool, and also playing halo 3 and spades with a lady friend and in general try to avoid waking up at 3am and doing work.


      Good times.

      Since I'm Airborne now, this weeks' badass will be the patron saint of paratroopers-
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      The Archangel St. Michael
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      Imagine the biggest, meanest, most badass evil diabolical puppy-kicking spine-crushing insane-o demon you can possibly think of. Then multiply that by infinity and you get SATAN, the Lord of All Evil and Infernal Ruler of Hell. And presumably nothing could possibly be more badass than Lucifer, the Morning Star, the King of All Evil Unholy Spikey-Headed Pissed-Off Devils and his host of demon spawn. So he should be the Badass of the Week for crying out loud because he's the fucking Prince of Eternal Darkness right?

      Wrong.

      In recent years, the term "Angel" has become more of less synonomous with "pussy". It conjures up images of disproportionately huge-breasted ninety-pound lingerie-clad Victoria's Secret models having sweaty pillowfights in the clouds while innocent-looking fat kids play the harp and blow kisses at butterflies and rainbows or fly around on their white wings and shoot love arrows at teenage couples having picnics in the park on sunny summer afternoons or some other such fruity shit. Well people tend to forget that the most hardcore of all Harley-riding, heavy metal-listening, battle-axe wielding, cocaine-snorting bastards got his shit fucking annihilated by the biggest badass of all the Archangels.

      Just to refresh your memory, the story goes like this: Once upon a time Lucifer was this high-ranking Angel who didn't think he was getting the props he deserved so he decided he was going to start kicking some ass and try to see if he could run the show himself. He recruited one-third of all the Angels in Heaven to join up with him David Koresh-style and try to overthrow the big man upstairs. So one day God and everybody are chilling out and this fucking insane-o motherfucking demon busts through the pearly gates ready to kick fucking asses and making the lesser angels (the fat kids and VS models) piss themselves:
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      Satan: Hey d00dz I'm in charge now


      Holy shit everybody thinks they're totally fucked because look at this motherfucker. He's a fucking huge red monster with gleaming talons and spikes covering one-third of his body and glowing eyes and he looks PISSED. But instead of handing over St. Peter's keys like some kind of two-dollar pussy carjacking victim, God takes one look at this thing and is just like, "Mike, show this fucking douchebag the door". The Archangel Michael calmly nods his head, slowly takes the cigarette out of his mouth and flicks it onto the floor, cracks his knuckles and confidently strides towards Lucifer.
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      OMG PWNED


      Michael doesn't just whip Lucifer's ass, he completely fucking humiliates him by slamming him face-first to the turf and then stepping on his head for no reason other than to be a jackass. I mean, Michael has huge-ass wings so he doesn't even need to set foot on the ground for any reason, but he's badass enough to know that when you're jacking the Prince of Darkness' shit up royally for fucking with your boss, you might as well get your digs in there and add to the humiliation of his defeat. In case you didn't notice, Michael's not even breaking a sweat here either. He's just that hardcore.

      But maybe it's not enough for you that Mike is the only living entity to ever defeat the living embodiment of Pure Evil in single combat. Well according to Hebrew, Christian and Muslim myth, he's not only cr

    • Oh shi-

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Found out yesterday I leave tomorrow. I was given the wrong set of dates...
      I should be at Airborne School for the next 3 weeks letting gravity do its thing and avoiding sick call (lest my ribs give me more pain).

      Not enough time to write a full journal entry-
      I believe I have atleast the weekends off, not sure- anywho I need to finish packing-

    • beer and COD4 no more...

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Decided to go have some fun (I managed to bore of beer and xbox live, go figure...). Gonna do a little caving, I had really tossed the idea around of not doing it and potentially getting injured (anything from hurting a wrist or ankle to death) and missing out on the rest of my training this Summer- I've gotten so bored in the last week of not working and not doing anything-

      Here's where I'll be for the weekend-
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      Badass of the Week: (back to normal)
      Zinedine Zidane
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      Ladies and Gentlemen: Before Sunday, July 9th, I knew nothing about Zinedine Zidane. I watched the final game of the World Cup with a crowd of internationals in New York, and during the match I gathered from the conversation that Zidane was one of the greatest players of the last quarter century and the captain of the French team. I was mildly impressed when he scored France's first goal.

      Fast forward to the second overtime (or whatever it is called in soccer). It was a tie game, and unless there was a goal, would head to a shootout. At this point, Materazzi, an Italian drama star of the flopping, diving variety, gave Zidane a "Purple Nurple", called his mama a whore and proclaimed that his sister's vagina tastes like butter cream.

      With 10 minutes left in the biggest soccer game in the freaking world, most normal, non-badasses would ignore such affronts. A true badass however, seeks immediate retribution.
      (cont'd in comments lest the gifs lead to 56k catastrophe)

    • I'm back, brief lessons learned-

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      So I'm back from the field- I got a million stories I could tell- most of you wouldn't care and they were mostly that kind of you had to be there funny, or they require that special military sense of humor.
      Some quick notes of things learned: don't eat the beef macaroni MRE if you do not have acces to a quality toilet and quality TP, simunitions hurt, if you are going to fall asleep in the patrol base do it with your gun, sticking grenade fuse assemblies in apples and hurling them into groups of privates eating chow is good fun, missions/patrols that require the use of NVGs and other NODS are inherently cooler but the coolness factor quickly disappears when realize how hard it is to move through dense vegetation when you have no depth perception and when you are looking up and around and not at the hole you are about to step in, and if you throw a smoke grenade in the open between the building you are at and the building you are moving to don't kick the smoke grenade when you move- also don't be that guy that kicks the grenade into the buidling you are raiding- much eye watering and coughing/hacking will follow-

      I've uploaded some stuff to my images, but for obvious reasons I'm not going to upload all of my pictures/images from my month of training- because alot of contains TTPs (tactics training and procedures) that we currently use and isn't acceptable to put on the open web-

      For this badass of the week its going to be one of drills I worked with- who I will simply refer to as Senior Drill Sergeant "B" he has numerous deployments in Afghanistan with 10th Mountain, he recieved a purple heart from wounds recieved and actually lost a ball and wasn't hesitant at all to tell us that lulzy story- the kicker that earned him his spot though is the fact that his squad was doing ops so frequently in a particular area of the mountains that he paid some locals and bought land in the mountains and had them build a house for him which is known as OP Florida and still exists (and this has been corroborated by other sources)- he also had a dog at his afghan house-
      Losing a nut in combat, pretty badass- having your own house and dog on the other side of the world and being a quasi Afghan warlord? totally badass-

    • finally doing something this summer...

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      Nothing new here, just working some more trying to save up to pay off my gun and save for tuition come fall-
      I leave on Saturday for training. I'll be attached to an Infantry brigade of guys that have finished basic and will be learning all their infantry stuff. Should be pretty good-
      Internship where I get paid (score), shoot stuff (score), and do other fun obstacle course/etc stuff (score).

      Problem is I won't really have internet access except for if I can bug the guys in S3 to let me mooch a computer at the place where I will be working (when I'm not in the hot humid GA weather doing real work), otherwise I have to pay to use an internet cafe bleh.

      So I'd likely say expect very little from me unless I randomly get Vista (installed/and drivers functional) on my old laptop- probably wont happen. I still have to change the oil on the Taurus, weed wack around the house, mow the back yard, and get my hair cut back to reg-

      I'll try and toss up one more journal before my gone journal-

      Paul Atreides
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      I was never a big fan of the Dune movie, mostly because it was directed by David Lynch and that guy is like allergic to making movies that make any goddamn sense at all and most of the characters were so cryptic in their dialogue and posturing that it was tough to figure out whether they were being contemplative or constipated. Nevertheless, I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't add Paul Atreides to my ever-growing list of badasses. Here's why:

      * First off, Paul is the heir of one of the universe's most powerful ruling Houses and is fucking genetically-engineered to be a badass. He's bred to be the freaking saviour of humanity as the Kwisatz Haderach, and he can fucking see the future and shit. Which is awesome. Plus, he's trained in military strategy and hardcore back-alley knife-fighting by Jean-Luc Picard, who also teaches him how to create weird CG box shields around himself, lumber around like Tom Green in a Sumo Wrestling Fatsuit and stab people in the throat. Oh, and he learns martial arts somewhere in there too.

      * In order to test how fucking rad he is, some bitch makes Paul put his hand inside this box that melts his flesh off. To make sure he's not a total pussy, she yells at him and says that if he pulls his hand out before he's supposed to he'll die immediately. So Paul is just like, "yeah whatever you stupid whore this doesn't hurt at all" and just sits there while fucking ants eat his hands or something. He just manages to mind-over-matter himself through it and acts like an emotional automaton while this crazy fucked-up box of mystery is doing all kinds of horrible shit to his hand. Once the ritual is over, his hand goes back to normal and everyone realizes that he's tough as fucking nails.

      * He has cool hair.

      * When the shit hits the fan back at House Atreides, Paul and his mom haul ass through the sands of Arrakis, meeting up with the Fremen, who recognize Paul as being a total badass and make him their king. He teaches them all how to kick ass and they all decide to be fanatically loyal to him until death even though they've only known him for a couple of days. Shit, the Fremen chief is even like, "damn Paul you're hardcore. Why don't you fucking get it on with my daughter and have some awesome kids or some shit?"

      * The Fremen give Paul two names; Muad'Dib, which is like the name of the God of Living in the Desert, and Usul, which is a super-secret name which only one person can ever call him. If anyone else calls him Usul, Paul is well within his rights to kill them immediately. This is badass. I can really only think of one other person with a super secret name like that, and that's Yahweh. Yahweh is also badass.

      * When he gets all wigged out on spice, his eyes start glowing blue and people start exploding.

      * He rides around on hugeass sand worms that can swallow entire armies in one bite. Shit, he doesn't even need a fucking saddle - he just uses a rope with hooks on either end and climbs on top of these giant man-eating beasts like they were the fucking twenty-five cent motorized horses outside of Target.

      * In the movie, he learns some crazy technique called the "Weirding Way", which lets him point a box at somebody, yell really loudly and make their body cavity explode. His name is even a "killing word". How fucking rad is that? I wish I could just point a stapler at someone, yell my name really loudly and watch their heads cave in.

      * In the books, his crazy technique is actually an insane martial art that lets him zip around like The Motherfucking Flash and beat the holy living shit out of people. The Fremen learn this art and use Muad'Dib's name as a "killing prayer", whispering the name into the ears of people who have just been stabbed in the face or had their necks broken and are on the verge of death. That's also cool. There's something badass about making sure that your name is the last thing that your enemies hear before they die.

      * When Sting shows up and starts acting all weird and shit with his stupid-looking hairless cat, Muad'Dib has a hardcore Beat It-style knife fight with him in the Harkkonen throne room. Of course, Paul is awesome and knifes Sting to death.

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      * Paul drinks that crazy Water of Life shit that killed like a million people before him but just ends up getting a really fucked-up acid trip out of it and waking up with a hangover. While he's tripping balls he meets all of his dead ancestors and the Virgin Mary cries blood or something. I couldn't really figure out what the fuck was going on in that scene.

      * He threatens to destroy all the Spice on Arrakis and effectively bring all civilization in the universe to a screeching halt unless the

    • blehg.

      10 years ago

      HANSjurgen

      In case you haven't noticed by the amount I've been on my medical stuff got denied again. So I didn't get to go to Air Assault.
      Strange mixture of anger that I didn't get to go, feeling down that my summer is gonna be boring.

      Nothing new here, still trying to stay in shape and do a little work to make some money over the summer.
      Still haven't gotten a chance to go to the range with my new gun which I have named Cybil.

      I have my fingers crossed, because without my medical shit getting approved I can't take the junior level courses for ROTC without being a contracted cadet, and I would like to go to DCLT and Airborne later this summer-


      badass of the week:
      Caesar Augustus
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      There are some badasses whose exploits are obvious. And then there are those few evil genius types who wield absolute power from the shadows, molding society into a willfully submissive machine while maintaining a completely graceful facade. And Caesar Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, is one of those truly legendary evil geniuses. It was one thing for his predecessor to conquer a bunch of drooling Neanderthal Gallic barbarians (who would later become the French: hint hint) and march onto Rome. Whoopty-fucking shit. Augustus was a man who single-handedly masterminded the transformation of the Roman Republic into a military autocracy with all power concentrated in his hands àall under the brilliantly-woven guise of restoring the Republic. Despite being a chronically sick and physically infirm man all his life, he ruled as an autocrat in all but name for over 45 years, and engineered a remarkably stable government that lasted over two centuries after his death.

      He was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus (then known as Octavian) in 63 BC to a moderately affluent noble family. His father had been the governor of Macedonia, and his mother was the niece of Julius Caesar. Despite this enormous connection, Octavian largely remained a political nobody. This changed when Caesar waged war against his arch-enemy Pompey. Caesar requested that Octavian join him for his Spanish campaign, to which Octavian accepted. However, Octavian's ship fell into a terrible storm, and was dashed about on the coast. In a truly heroic feat of courage that only a badass could muster, Octavian said "fuck this shit" and led his friends from the ship, across miles of fortified enemy territory, into Caesar's camp with not one single casualty. Caesar was so impressed that he secretly changed his will and adopted Octavian as his legal son.

      Ã'°and then Caesar acted like a dumbass and got knifed by a bunch of old men in purple robes. How's that for anticlimactic? Well, it really fucked up Roman politics, as if that needed further fucking up. Riots ensued and blood flowed through the streets when the news of Julius Caesar's assassination became public. The Roman Senate tried to appease everyone by both giving amnesty to the assassins, and deifying Caesar as a Roman god, though this didn't do much to stop the chaos. Meanwhile, Octavian was studying in an Italian province when news reached him. His closest friends and family members urged him to renounce his adoption and lie low, since his connection to Caesar could very well get him killed. But Octavian wasn't one to lie down and take any ill treatment like a bitch, and he left immediately for Rome to claim his adoption. Once there he claimed the title Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, much to the displeasure of the late Caesar's second-in-command, Marc Antony, who everyone (himself included) expected would become Caesar's heir.

      Octavian knew that if he hung around Rome too long without an army he would end up just like Caesar. So he quickly left the city and rallied some of his late uncle's legions to his cause. At that point, all Octavian had to his name was just that àhis name. It wasn't much, but the fact that he was legally the son of a god helped a great deal. He reentered Rome and negotiated a strained alliance with Marc Antony and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus known as the Second Triumvirate. Their first act as allies was to purge the Senate and the Tribunate of their political rivals. Through mob violence and sheer terror, their combined forces murdered and executed thousands of senators and noblemen, and confiscated their wealth. I guess you gotta go balls out and kill something every time you enter that city, or something. Shit.
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      Octavian gets ready to pwn some n00bs.

      With Roman politics temporarily taken care of, the Triumvirate hunted down, besieged, and finally annihilated the last of Caesar's assassins. They then divided up sections of the Roman Republic to rule as warlords in all but name: Marc Antony got control of the eastern portion of the Republic and fortified Egypt, Octavian returned to Rome and started cultivating alliances, and LepidusÃ'°was just a fucking weak moron who breathed air and somehow managed to hold on to Spain.

      The alliance was not soon to last. Lepidus, true to character, blundered by trying to usurp control of the island of Sicily from Octavian. Octavian used this as a pretext to seize control of Lepidus' territories, and within two years all of the Western Mediterranean was under his dominion. However, something changed in him at this point. Octavian, anticipating the absolute power he would wield after eventually destroying Antony, realized that in order to be the legitimate ruler of a society that had been wracked by a century of civil war, he would have to be known as something other than a bloodthirsty butcher. He ordered his public record burned and started anew by sparing Lepidus (Lepidus was the chief priest of the Roman state religion, so killing him would be sacrilegious). From this point on, he would portray himself as a Roman traditionalist bound by the law, an integral part of his propaganda ever afterward.

      This was perfect timing, as Marc Antony was starting to fall under the spell of Cleopa

  • Comments (1039)

    • AustinC

      11 years ago

      Well, look at it this way, LSU may have lost to 2 unranked teams, but they were both SEC teams. The SEC is the hardest conference in the country. Both losses were in overtime too. Both teams barely beat us. Our strength of schedule was a factor, the fact that we beat Tennessee helped, Tenessee may not be that good this year, but Phillp Fulmer is a smart coach and definetly knows what he's doing.

      They had to pick a team, there would have been grumbling about it no matter who made it.

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      check out my new journal
      i had a photo shoot

    • maverickgtr

      11 years ago

      damn y'all's finals are all spread out. good luck on all that...

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      I'm sure that if it wasn't made for TV the kisses would have come from elsewhere :P


      The gingerbread man was drunk. How much better can that get? And, I don't think they toned that down at all for TV.

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      when does fable 2 come out?

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      What are your side emblems?


      you can come by and see it
      if you ever get bored

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      i will get around to your journals
      i haven't forgotten

    • GeneraI_Beef

      11 years ago

      Yeah, it's not a real snuff film, but has the sort of cult reputation of one.

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      Yeah, i am very pleased she didn't make me wade the ocean to figure out she was gonna say no. She's just that awesome. I still have plans of moving to be with her when she goes to college. I can't let this one get away, and somehow, I am pretty much at peace with knowing were not going out. Thats never happened before.

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      Did you get the PM?

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      uhhg i'm sick of all the nasty comments on my pictures
      i'm deleting them all
      which ones should i keep?

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      i thought you'd like this =]

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      ps. omg come play wii games with me and watch metalocalypse

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      new picture new journal

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      lol wouldn't that have been good for a 15th smiley0.gif
      but sadly no.../not yet =P

      nah, i got chocolate, monies, a watch and more monies...and i think ill be getting more on my party on saturday

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      so what if i got sex for my birthday?, the how would i go about you request?

      smiley8.gif
      i get it lol

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      lol, dude, i was playing halo3 on xbl the other day, and i chucked a bubble shield in a grav. jump, at the same time another dude was coming towards me from the opposite jump, and he tried shooting me with the rocket and instead he hit the bubble and died.

      i loled

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      Yeah, definitely the same concept. She's my girl, the most beautiful one in my eyes, and her in my dirty fire gear would be jaw dropping lol. Not to mention, I like to show that stuff off, and educate people to what the heck goes on in that gear. Especially since i want to go out with her, and end up marrying the girl, she's gotta know what I do for a living and how dangerous it is.

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      I already got it figured out... when she comes to visit shes getting in my turnout gear, for sure. Nothing turns me on more than a girl in my turnouts, lol. Nothing scandelous or anything, just her (clothed) in my gear, is hawt!

    • AustinC

      11 years ago

      Well thats good !

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      ok, you can add me now, its pvtsnowba11

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      my bad man, i haven't been on in ages... ill get on right now

    • AustinC

      11 years ago

      Yup, I work at a grocery store, my work usually tips good, we're in a nice neighboorhood so every now and then I get $5 tips. Haha, yeah I think a lot of it is out of pity, I bust my butt for little pay, but I'm probably going to quit during the summer to do landscaping and yard work, hared, but it pays way more.

    • AustinC

      11 years ago

      You know I watch you right-


      Yeah, I think you were one of the "known" watchers. Cool

    • AustinC

      11 years ago

      Ok good, because the wiki article on halo had a spoiler in it and I didn't notice when I posted it. whew, I thought it was me.

      yeah, I don't have a 360 yet either X| But I know how it ends because I wanted to.

    • FulcrumFXL

      11 years ago

      Viola!

      A vital virtuoso vangurad has valiantly vitalized and vivified this vicious and vice virulent world with a vehement, vivid and verity reminder to venture and veer from our vexed state and tap into a vien vaunted to the hieghts of goodness in order vanquish a vapid vast.

      Carry on my vertible vigorous voyager, with valued appreciation.

    • bigbabyface

      11 years ago

      yeah....paintball FTW smiley6.gif

    • rengade

      11 years ago

      how the hell did you get the costume your wearing to glow?

    • rengade

      11 years ago

      how the hell did you get the costume your wearing to glow?

    • rengade

      11 years ago

      cheers

    • rengade

      11 years ago

      what online games do you play apart from those at your university

    • rengade

      11 years ago

      thanks man
      you rock
      counter strike is definatly worth ot, but still FREE GAMES, WHOO nicely done

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      Thats a Yamaha bro.

    • falchion17

      11 years ago

      plz resend that message because i cant open it

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      I always gave the nice kids (pretty much 4-6 year old girls that were all ultra shy and nice and polite) the most candy like 2 twizzlers and a hand full of dum dum lollipops


      You are hitting on 4-6 year old girls? You must be Catholic. Ever thought of dressing up like a priest for Halloween?

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      Yeah, I think that computer will do anything I need it to do. All in all with the complete protection plan for 2 years (which, knowing my luck, will never need used) it came out to like $1280. $330 for that danged protection plan. But, if i use it, it will be well worth it. I like the "Light Scribe Dsic Labelling"

      LightScribe disc-labeling: Burn custom, silkscreen-quality labels and images onto your discs with the same drive that burns the data.


      That just sounds fun.

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      check your gmail ;]

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      merh ='[

      Post edited 10/29/07 6:43PM

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      I'm see if Patchy aka Lazorbeam can play it- doubtful especially since Scarlett (his best guitar) is broken.


      ballin
      tell me if he can do it

    • DocRossim

      11 years ago

      You'll notice I deleted the comment, but that is correct.

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      I don't know about his design. I don't like it because it rests on the passenger rearset (foot pegs). I want something that I can have on and still have a passenger on. And, I don't know about the steel on the bottom either, it would make me pretty nervous considering a rear tire is about $230 for my bike.

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      merh
      showertime

    • burgundy

      11 years ago

      I'm glad that I managed to steer clear of the rr mr rant in the car thread, and it wasn't near as bad as the physics rant in the gun thread


      No shit there.

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      merh
      damn warrock

    • edagger

      11 years ago

      get back on AIM
      i hate being blocked

    • falchion17

      11 years ago

      dude. just talk to cole's brother. im sure he would be cool with it

    • falchion17

      11 years ago

      dude. see if you can get one of these on the csu clocktower!

    • falchion17

      11 years ago

      i have no clue what version. i did had fear multiplayer for a while and that was pretty cool. i also bought lost planet and test drive unlimited for pc, they are both really good but sadly i havent played either more than a couple of hours due to my 360

    • falchion17

      11 years ago

      did you know the cod4 single player is only 5 hours long? i know the meat and bones is in the multiplayer but it suprised me they couldnt put anythign else in

    • i_saw_that

      11 years ago

      friend me...on this and xfire (pvtsnowba11)

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