Saint1900

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    • Marine

      12 years ago

      Saint1900
      Ma*rine", n. [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus. See Marine, a.]

      Any enlisted or commissioned officer serving the United States Marine Corps. The Army has Soldiers, the Navy has Sailors, the Air Force has Whiners, but every member of the United States Marine Corps is a Marine.

      "Marine" is a title which cannot be given, given up, abandoned, or forgotten; it is earned, realized and kept for the rest of one's life. Marines who decide to reintegrage into civilian life are referred to universally as "former marines" (as in 'formerly enlisted') rather than "ex marines" (as in 'expatriots').

      During Boot Camp, there is a pivotal point, usually around week 5 or 6, a recruit's Drill Instructors loosen the reigns a little bit and let them do their job and look out for each other. during this time, most recruits realize that they've been Marines all along; boot camp is just the way to prove it.

      The average Marine beings his first enlistment between the age of 18 and 20. Under normal circumstances he is considered half man, half boy; not yet old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.

      He is cocky, arrogant, beligerant, reliable, irresistable, indomitable and nearly indestructable.

      He can tell you which Jazz artist, Rap artist, or Rock 'n Roll artist is playing on the radio, and give a damn good guess which arty unit is doing fire exercises (you probably thought it was thunder!)

      He is probably 10 or 15 pounds lighter than the last time you saw him, because now he runs 10 miles a week, he is working or fighting from before dawn until well after dusk.

      He probably can't spell very well, so letter writing is difficult for him. Nobody else can write so seldom yet think of you so often.

      He can recite the nomenclature of a grenade launcher, rocket launcher or machine gun and use any of them effectively if he must. He can field strip a rifle, put it back together and function check it in less than a minute.

      He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and treat his own wounds. If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you're hungry, his food. He may forget to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle.

      He is a nigh-mythical creature, found everywhwere: behind bars, in battle, in love, on leave, and in debt.

      Girls love them, Mothers tolerate them, Fathers hate them, the United States supports them, and somehow they tolerate living with each other.

      Marines have been around for just shy of 228 years (as of this writing). There are around 175,000 enlisted marines at any given time. The Marines are a Department of the Navy ("the men's department", as some like to say) for pay purposes only. Marines are very proud of their heritage and never skimp on a chance to show it off. If you need proof, visit Las Vegas, Los Angeles or Reno this year on November 10.

      They are fighters by day,
      lovers by night,
      drunkards by choice,
      and United States Marines by an act of God.

      Semper Fi.


      Moral? Tomii is a whiner...

    • I love this...

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      An Army Ranger was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana and he wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking.

      After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the Ranger shouted, "maybe I'll just go out and get my own alligator so I can get a pair of shoes made at a reasonable price!"

      The vendor said, "By all means, be my guest. Maybe you will run into a couple of Marines who were in here earlier saying the same thing."

      So the Ranger headed into the bayou that same day and a few hours later came upon two men standing waist deep in the water. He thought, "those must be the two Marines the guy in town was talking about." Just then, the Ranger saw a tremendously long gator swimming rapidly underwater towards one of the Marines.

      Just as the gator was about to attack, the Marine grabbed its neck with both hands and strangled it to death with very little effort. Then both Marines dragged it on shore and flipped it on its back. Laying nearby were several more of the creatures. One of the Marines then exclaimed, "Darn, this one doesn't have any shoes either!"

    • Yet again...

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      An Army grunt stands in the rain with a 35 lb. pack on his back, 15 lb. weapon in hand, after having marched 12 miles, and says, "This is shit."

      An Army Airborne Ranger stands in the rain with a 45 lb. pack on his back, weapon in hand, after having jumped from an airplane and marched 18 miles, and says with a smile, "This is good shit!"

      A Navy SEAL lies in the mud, 55 LB pack on his back, weapon in hand, after swimming 10 miles to shore, crawling through a swamp and marching 25 miles at night past the enemy positions, says with a grin, "This really is great shit."

      A Force Recon Marine, up to his nose in the stinking, bug-infested mud of a swamp with a 65 LB pack on his back and a weapon in both hands after jumping from an aircraft at high altitude, into the ocean, swimming 12 miles to the shore, killing several alligators to enter the swamp, then crawling 30 miles through the brush to assault an enemy camp, says, "I love this shit. "

      The Air Force NCO sits in an easy chair in an air conditioned, carpeted office and says, "My e-mail's out? What kind of shit is this?"

    • Rangers Vs SF

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      The Chief of Staff of the Army asked his Sergeant Major, who was both Ranger and Special Forces qualified, which organization he would recommend to form a new anti-terrorist unit. The Sergeant Major responded to the General's question with this parable: If there were a hijacked Boeing 747 being held by terrorists along with its passengers and crew and an anti-terrorist unit formed either by the Rangers or the Special Forces was given a Rescue/Recovery Mission; what would you expect to happen?
      Ranger Option

      Forces/Equipment Committed: If the Rangers went in, they would send a Ranger company of 120 men with standard army issue equipment.

      Mission Preparation: The Ranger Company First Sergeant would conduct a Hair Cut and Boots Inspection.

      Infiltration Technique: They would insist on double timing, in company formation, wearing their combat equipment, and singing Jody cadence all the way to the site of the hijacked aircraft.

      Actions in the Objective Area: Once they arrived, the Ranger company would establish their ORP, put out security elements, conduct a leaders recon, reapply their face cammo, and conduct final preparations for Actions on the OBJ.

      Results of Operation: The Rescue/Recovery Operation would be completed within one hour; all of the terrorists and most of the passengers would have been killed, the Rangers would have sustained light casualties and the 747 would be worthless to anyone except a scrap dealer.

      Special Forces Option

      Forces/Equipment Committed: If Special Forces went in, they would send only a 12 man team (all SF units are divisible by 12 for some arcane historical reason) however, due to the exotic nature of their equipment the SF Team would cost the same amount to deploy as the Ranger Company.

      Mission Preparation: The SF Team Sergeant would request relaxed grooming standards for the team.

      Infiltration Technique: The team would insist on separate travel orders with Max Per Diem, and each would get to the site of the hijacking by his own means. At least one third of the team would insist on jumping in.

      Actions in the Objective Area: Once they arrived , the SF Team would cache their military uniforms, establish a Team Room, use their illegal Team Fund to stock the unauthorized Team Room Bar, check out the situation by talking to the locals, and have a Team Meeting to discuss the merits of the terrorists' cause.

      Results of Operation: The Rescue/Recovery Operation would take two weeks to complete and by that time all of the terrorists would have been killed, (and would have left signed confessions); the passengers would be ruined psychologically for the remainder of their lives; and all of the women passengers would be pregnant. The 747 would be essentially unharmed, the team would have taken no casualties but would have used up, lost, or stolen all the "high speed" equipment issued to them.

    • Which service is best...

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      A soldier, a sailor, an airman, and a marine get into an argument about
      what armed force is the best. The argument gets so heated that they fail
      to see an on-coming truck. They are hit and killed instantly. When they
      arrive in heaven, they see Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. So they
      decide he can settle their argument. They walk up and ask him, "Saint
      Peter, what Military Service is the best?" He thinks for a moment, then
      says, "Well, I'm afraid I can't tell you. But I'll tell you what. I'll
      talk to God next time I see Him, and I'll find out for you. In the mean
      time, welcome to heaven." So they enter. Later, they see Saint Peter
      while walking around, and they ask him about their question. But before
      Saint Peter can say anything, trumpets blare, a bright light shines, and
      a white dove flies out of the light with an envelope in it's beak. Saint
      Peter says, "Ah, here's the answer from the Boss." He takes the letter,
      and the dove flies off. He opens it, trumpets play, gold dust flies up,
      and Saint Peter reads aloud:

      FROM THE DESK OF GOD

      TO: SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, AND MARINES

      RE: WHICH SERVICE IS BEST.

      Dear Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines,
      All branches of the United States Armed forces are truly honorable.
      One should take pride in serving with the Military. You are all
      well-trained men, all capable of pulling off your job exceedingly well.
      Therefore, there is no superior service.

      Sincerely,
      God, USMC (Ret.)

    • On it goes...

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      Blah, I am so freaking tired. 7 hours of sleep the WHOLE weekend. Including sunday night. Friday night I was up with my better half till 4 the next morning(that was awesome, no complaints there, did lots of "movie watching"), Saturday night I was at Daniel's place and we screwed off till like two in the morning playing darts and all. Sunday night I was up talking to my better half till like 3 or 4 in the morning. I need sleep. Of course, there was no oppertunity for a nap in there. Nope, not at all. >_<

      I am going to promptly fall asleep on the keyboard now... thanks. smiley4.gif

    • Odd thing...

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      Odd...
      My star should be gone... but it isn't...

      Oh well, not gonna argue... smiley1.gif

    • What the fucking hell!?

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      I swear, I was running around in a t-shirt yesterday, and now it is fucking snowing and we have almost a foot. What the blue hell!?

      Damn PA weather.



      Dammit.

    • Star going bye bye.

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      My sponsership goes away in two days. I just want to give a shout out to Sicario for buying me the sponsership. Thanks buddy. smiley1.gif

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    • Left, Right, All Leh Ooh Hey!

      12 years ago

      Saint1900

      Poolee Function was crazy. Started out with a formation run. I did that. I finally passed the IST smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

      Then... on went the packs. One of the Marines, Staff Sergeant Roony(175 pounds) was a simulated casulity... guess who carried him up the fucking trail..... Me. When we come up upon SSgt. Roony up comes Gunnery Sgt Reed. "SCHMIDT!*gets my attention* Hey! Motivator! You want to join the Marine Corps huh!?" I nodd. GOOD! "Thats what I like to hear! Now, I want you to show me how much you want to join my beloved Corps. What to know how!? I want you to carry our hurt Staff Sergeant for the rest of the hike. Do you like that, Poolee!" "Yes, Gunnery Sergeant!" I reply.

      "Good! Now go! Oo-Rah!"

      Fucking A. My shoulders are sore. smiley5.gif

      After that... we played football... It was great. Antics followed.

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  • Comments (722)

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Didn't know him.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

    • Col_Kilgore

      12 years ago

      Have you seen Aliens?

      Greatest quote

      Another glorious day in the core. A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet, every paycheck a fortune, every formation a parade...I LOVE the Corps!"
    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Eh, we're not in a combat field so you won't get your head blown off.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      I'd only warn you if your life or career was in danger. Until then... no warning.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Ha ha, I'm not warning you of jack squat! :P

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      I'll take care of others! smiley8.gif

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      You take care.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      As good as it can be. I'm just goofing off on KotOR (1).

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      :p it's alright. Your morning going alright?

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      :p Goofball. I can't run that fast.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      It's no sweat, I got on just before I had to leave for church for a little while.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Well, now I'm up again!

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      That's alright, I'm hitting the sack too (after I visit the head). You sleep well and don't hurt your brain too much tomorrow. smiley8.gif

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      At least we'd know where not only the food was, but also the main gate, flight line, and the lounge so we can play Halo! smiley0.gif

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Just something I made up to get one of us to the other's base. We'd give each other a tour, and wrap it up with Halo!

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Nah, we could do a "base tour" from each other. Complete with a halo party and pizza delivery or something.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      I am actually tired of the east coast. For what I'm shooting for, I'll either be stationed someplace in SC, Miramar, CA, or Okinawa. I'm shooting for Miramar, CA.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Oh no, I'm thinking of mustering up everyone we can and have a good ol'fashioned LAN party. Halo and pizza.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      I only use three combos.

      pistol/sniper
      shotgun/pistol
      pistol/pistol

      Once I've got the legendary trigger finger working again for me, I can drop someone dead (while they're being slowed by the plasma) with the plasma pistol before I'd be able to kill someone with the human pistol. With sheilds.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Ah man, if we were closer, I'd ask to come over and play both of ya on Halo (1). I freaking LOVE that sniper rifle!!! Plasmas were good too, and don't forget that pistol-pistol combo!

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      That's way too good. I know the Marines put their stickers all over the interior of the office for the Air Force once. Like, over an entire wall.

      The Army will just come over to the Marine office and tease everyone. Navy's full of it. .. And of course the Army and Air Force go at it more often than the Marines....

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Ah that's gold. All the recruiters in the office for the Army, Marines, and Air Force all razz and harrass each other. It's gold.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Ha ha. Don't wear yourself out before anything physical with the Marines. I learned that a while ago.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      LMAO. It's always worth it when we get the tar beat out of us in a fun way!

      I don't know, my recruiter has this really ... sick sense of humor. But he takes care of me, no matter what I do to myself. He's been saying that he'd like to see me break up there. And I know the SNCO of the office likes to see what I'd do in certain situations.

      But it may not happen. Forcast is calling for snow/ice mix the day after the family night thing. So family's debating over if we're going at all.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Oh I could have went without that omen.

      If your recruiter voulenteered you for that... that means that there is a good possibility of my recuriter voulenteering me to be a part of the "DI Example" thing on Monday night.....

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Tan belts? That's what you'll be when you exit boot camp / recruit training.

      I'm so happy that I've never been the "plucky" one to get selected for stuff like that. I'll always get the stuff for the "who's done that... oh, Megan's done that" stuff.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      LOL, but the funny and slighlty ironic thing is that if they did hurt you, that'd push back your ship date, so in a way they'd be making you a liability to them. Which they wouldn't want to have happen.

      They a tan belt, grey, green, brown? I doubt the Gunnery Sergeant was a black....

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Oh my heavens. that's WAY too good.

      Just think, both of us are wanting to join this group of crazy people. smiley0.gifsmiley8.gif

    • SugaCHIC497

      12 years ago

      oh we play in the woods..
      we have the HILL.. lol thats where the defense is and ppl on the other team just sneak in. its funnn
      we played capture the flag a few times too, it was fun
      my friend taylor totally took a digger, so i ran down this hill part and like. almost died lol but i got the flag and we wonnn!

    • SugaCHIC497

      12 years ago

      i pwn w/ that gun lol
      i hit my friend ben right dead center on the forehead hahahaha...in the DARK

    • SugaCHIC497

      12 years ago

      i knew what they were calllllld lol
      i like the G36 fo sho :D
      my one friend has an AK47 toooo.

    • OhMahGawsh

      12 years ago

      alright.. well im sorta on here alot.. so yep!
      and i had fun talking to you too!
      cyah later =]

    • OhMahGawsh

      12 years ago

      hehe yeah... but thats ok...

    • OhMahGawsh

      12 years ago

      haha yeah... but like you could at least have that evil grin! lol

    • OhMahGawsh

      12 years ago

      hehe yeah

    • Col_Kilgore

      12 years ago

      Good.

      Glad to hear it smiley8.gif

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      ah, oh.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Hm, it's not becoming a hidden file is it?

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      how could imint *not* be fun?

      Of course, it's *nothing* like those James Bond movies...

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      lol, double check where you have it going (manually check). or do a search for the file by name.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Don't punch too hard. Don't want to break it!

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Just the straight ones?

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      The multimedia buttons? yea, those are annoying.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      I'm pretty much with any good keyboard, as long as it's slightly ergonomic, and not highly ergonomic. I've got tiny hands.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      I prefer AMD and ATI to the typical computer packages. I also like Plextor DVD/CD drives too. Logitech mice, Creative Sound cards; View Sonic monitors... I'm not picky!

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      meh. Intel = fun... Especially imint.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Oh I'm not getting Vista yet. I've got an Millenium computer I still use. Plus my XP laptop. Not until Vista's out for a few years and they start phasing out XP will I switch over... I'm lazy.

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Macs are all well and good, but they lock you into the same computer system year after year after year, with the same stuff all going to the same company. No competitiveness for parts, service, or anything customizable. That's why I kind of like sticking with the Windows world is for the flexibility. But that's also what causes a lot of problems with the holes in the OS and such.... Aren't computers great?

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Plus you don't have to worry about bugs, worms, or viruses....

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