Q: What does 555 mean for people from thailand? i know somone frome thailand and on her profile photo she wrote “somthing on thai555″ and on the coments people wrote that to what do they mean with 555??
A: The number 5 is pronounced ‘ha’ in Thailand. If you put it together 5555 = hahaha, so it just means laughing.
The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles. –Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle
Rickie Lee Jones has got a new album of covers out called The Devil You Know. When queried why she has no political songs on it, she replied: If I did a political album the way I feel now, I would end up in jail. . .
We just had a LTC come and speak to us about his experiences in the Army as a doctor so far. During part of his talk, he mentioned that at one point, he was with the 1/75th Rangers, and that he was basically a Ranger as well as a doctor. He said that he went to Ranger school, learned everything they learned, did all the training, and went out with them on missions. People may say I’m crazy, but I think that was just about as badass as you can get.
Does anyone out there have reason to doubt anything he told us? If so, I would love to hear it. I would really hate that this is not possible, but I guess I need to know.
An interesting forum. For medical types interested in the military.
SEAL Chief David Goggins pumped out 2,588 pull-ups in a bid for the world record. For the record, the record* is 4,020, sweated out by Great Britain’s Stephen Hyland. The Chief had to pull up with an injury. . . Still, a great effort.
* This is a blog record, the use of the word record three times in a span of six words.
When they reached their ship, Ed gazed out at the bay. It was black. The sky was black, but the bay was even blacker. It was a slick, oily blackness that glowed and reflected the moonlight like a black jewel. Ed saw the tiny specks of light around the edges of the bay where he knew ships must be docked, and at different points within the bay where vessels would be anchored. The lights were pale and sickly yellow when compared with the bright blue-white sparkle of the stars overhead, but the stars glinted hard as diamonds, cold as ice. –Clark Zlotchew
When I entered the lobby, I was stopped by a man who works for the building. He asked for ID and requested that I sign in. I said okay, and then asked if I could go to the gallery. He said the gallery and the building are two different entities, and that I had to ask the men from the gallery; they were right in front of me in the lobby. I then asked them if I could enter, and they said no, without explanation. At that point I turned to the crowd behind me explaining that my First Amendment rights were being censored by the same people who were proudly displaying Serrano’s crucifix in a jar of urine.
I’ve always thought Billings, Montana to be an ideal city for a collection agency. It turns out they have a big heart up there too. Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach returned from Afghanistan wounded and American Legion Post 117 is having a BBQ and concert for his family.
Update: For those of you interested in donating, the address is: American Legion Post 117, 3580 Granger Ave West Billings, MT 59102. Thanks NavyDavy for digging it up!
There are a couple of nightmare scenarios for a naval vessel and fire is certainly among them. Our Navy runs countless drills to make sure the crew is ready in case of such an occurrence. While not our guys, this picture of the Indonesian Navy’s KRI Klewang-625 Trimaran in Banyuwangi, East Java is tragic:
A fire raged through the Indonesian Navy’s KRI Klewang-625 at the naval port in Banyuwangi, East Java on Friday at 3:15 p.m. No casualties have been reported but the Rp 114 billion (US$11.91 million) ship was severely damaged.
Indonesian Eastern Fleet (Armatim) spokesman Lt. Col. Marine Yayan Sugiana told The Jakarta Post that the vessel was undergoing maintenance by its builder, PT Lundin Industry. “The vessel had yet to be officially handed over to the Navy. It was still undergoing maintenance checks by PT Lundin Industry,” he said.
The navy, however, said it would investigate the blaze, which lasted for two hours before fire fighters managed to extinguish it. “We will deploy a team to investigate the cause of the fire. We will use the report to evaluate the case,” he said.
PT Lundin Industry’s director, Lisa Lundin, said the company would deliver an official statement relating to the incident on Monday.
The good news is that there were no deaths aboard. The bad news is no more ship.