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Re: “NRA used shell company to funnel millions to elect Tom Cotton, others

I am not going to spend the afternoon trying to reason with the unreasonable. I do stand corrected about the air assault badge. If you go on patrol at a FOB you are outside the wire. Son-in-law, a LTC was an operations officer and duties took him "outside the wire". Operations NCO's in Nam' were "outside the wire" so to speak since there was no "wire" at their FOB's. I agree some officers receive a BSM without a V device; however, I strongly disagree that in a unit like the 101st, anyone receives the CIB without earning it. But you know naysayers, give the man credit where credit is due. He had the courage to go infantry not JAG. He had the courage to complete the Ranger course. As far as voting machines, Arkansas' DRE and tabulators CANNOT be hacked via a computer. I was not referring to any other state. And yes, someone with illegal access to any device could probably breech it.

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Posted by Razorblade on 07/15/2018 at 6:39 PM

Re: “NRA used shell company to funnel millions to elect Tom Cotton, others

Sound: You confuse the Arkansas Power Profile system with Arkansas "voting systems". Power Profile is an on-line system containing voter registration information, something accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. The iVotronics and M-100/M-200 650/850 tabulators (i.e. voting systems) are NOT connected to the Internet so they cannot be breeched. Election Reporting Manager is installed and operated on a stand alone computer NOT connected to the Internet. Election results are downloaded to a thumb drive, uploaded on another computer and transmitted to Secretary of State. There is a backup paper record of all votes retained for two years.

Wannabee: Well Ain't That Nice.

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Posted by Razorblade on 07/15/2018 at 8:37 AM

Re: “NRA used shell company to funnel millions to elect Tom Cotton, others

Yes deadseasquirrel, they are a different breed of soldier. Green Berets were covert while the Rangers were assault. I had the privilege of serving with Green Berets and other service special operations types at HQ CINCPAC special operations and with Rangers at Fort Lewis and Dugway Proving Ground - in a support role. I am neither but was awarded a Ranger coin which I cherish.
AnnaHarrisonTerry, a service member does not "win" any award, they earn them and some such as the Purple Heart Medal we try to avoid. At last count I was awarded ten medals (some more than once) and earned every one, well maybe not the Good Conduct Medals. Please share your service record with us, I am a retired CW2.
And to answer Going for the record, I knew Cotton's service record because when he ran against a friend of mine, I checked out his claims to see if he was the real deal, he was. Then, the first time I met Cotton I Ranger coined him and he fessed up to not having served in a Ranger unit. Not all Ranger course graduates get to serve in a Ranger company. RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

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Posted by Razorblade on 07/14/2018 at 4:11 PM

Re: “NRA used shell company to funnel millions to elect Tom Cotton, others

Record, you clearly don't have a clue about Cotton's accomplishments. Or perhaps because of your background you don't comprehend the significance of his military service.
1. As a law school graduate he could have gone into the JAG Corps, probably starting as a captain. Instead he choose the infantry as a 2nd lieutenant.
2. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Rangers and graduated the Ranger Course. Earning a Ranger Tab is no easy task and much more difficult than becoming a Green Beret.
3. He served a tour in Iraq as a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division leading a 41-man air assault infantry platoon in the 506th Infantry Regiment. Soldiers are not awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for "pushing a pencil". He also earned the Air Assault Badge which means they went after the enemy by helicopter.
4. Cotton served a platoon leader for the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at Arlington National Cemetery. The Old Guard is one of the Army's more prestigious assignments and has very few officers selected.
5. He then deployed to eastern Afghanistan and was assigned at a forward operating base (FOB) as the Operations Officer of a Provincial Reconstruction Team, where he planned daily counter-insurgency and reconstruction operations. In both Iraq and Afghanistan, he served "outside the wire".
6. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal.

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Posted by Razorblade on 07/14/2018 at 12:46 PM

Re: “NRA used shell company to funnel millions to elect Tom Cotton, others

Your tag maybe wannabee but not mainstream. What has this man done to deserve your tag other than serve his country (two combat tours) and get elected? I understand sno flakes cannot tolerate those with other views or tell it like it is having seen problems up close and personal but everyone is entitled to their opinion without being belittled for expressing it. The NRA may have thrown money at his campaign but ultimately it was the voters who elected him. So far he has not expressed any views that I disagree with and I strongly agree with many others. Maybe one borderline.

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Posted by Razorblade on 07/14/2018 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Russian interference? What Russian interference?

Yeah Sound Policy, but with the lovely Melania along side, who is looking at Trump? I never bad mouth someone who makes my New Yawk mannerisms look mild.

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Posted by Razorblade on 07/13/2018 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Russian interference? What Russian interference?

I am impressed Olphart, you actually reached third grade :>)) All I was suggesting is people who live in glass outhouses should not throw rocks. Then there is the issue of the announcement today a couple of days before Trump meets with Putin. I would fire the AG over that because he obviously cannot control his staff who clearly timed the announcement to make Trump look bad and give the Dumbs something to pounce on.

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Posted by Razorblade on 07/13/2018 at 3:08 PM

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