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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
A couple more from West Point graduation day, 2011:





The lady is the sister of the grad wearing a white shirt in the last shot I posted, and her brother is the middle guy in the shot before thst. ( great smiles run in the family ). The guy in these two shots is my cousin, Brad.

( I didn't take these photos, but I'm in both of them. Look for the bald headed white guy wearing a tan golf shirt )

this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:09am PT
I still see Paisley...It's a vast mishmash.
We just forget to live Paisley, sometimes.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:29am PT
Hey Survival.

ďI didn't mention any political stuff at all in fact.
So take your sour puss somewhere else.Ē

I thought this was a climbing forum , when you open a patriotic political thread, expect some opposing viewpoints. I live 6 months a year in Canada and 6 in the US, my sour puss will comment equally on both countries.

Excuse me if I find your thread patronizing , but I guess you just want ethnic confirmation not opposition .
John M

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Excuse me if I find your thread patronizing ,

Now what burr got under your saddle blanket? what in blue blazes is wrong with people right now. Bruce is one of the good guys.



I love this video... I found it because Hankster posted the Lush at the beach version.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:58am PT
I'm getting a sense of "diversity envy" from Rolfr.

We ( The United States Of America ) did the racial outreach. Now, we are enjoying the benefits of a fully diverse society.

Canada needs to step up to the plate, and do the same outreach to minorities that Americans have, if they want to have a truly diverse society, like ours.

If Canadians don't want a diverse society, then I guess it's up to them. Maybe they like it that everybody they see every day is white, like they are. Apparently they do, because they haven't done the required outreach to minorities neeed to change their national demographic, like we have here in The United States.



Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Walk, stumble, fall.
Get up.
Walk.
Repeat.
What color is that? It's a wondrous Paisley. Wondrous!
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:09am PT
This is a thread about our magnificent and diverse country.. Screw the rest of the dribble..Ive had kin die in every skirmish from the revolutionary war to desert storm. Weve a right to be proud.


Well iíve had kin die in concentration camps by flag waving nationalists , so iíll keep spewing my dribble , Bubba. Thanks for making my point on tolerance for opposing viewpoints.

Chaz , I donít have diversity envy, I am part of the Canadian diversity!



And thank you Captain, I'm Paisley too.
John M

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:27am PT
tolerance for opposing viewpoints????? you were the one all bummed out and spreading the negativity. I'm just confused about why people have to take a thread started by someone good like Bruce and turn it into some political statement when it wasn't meant as such. Thats all. If you have to have a negative view, then go for it. But it would be nice if once in awhile we could just chill. I think thats all Bruce was shooting for. He isn't stupid. He knows that the world is full of nasty sh#t. And he definitely isn't for blind obedience to some nationalistic call. So maybe try chilling a little and watch the video I posted. The songs saweeet, even if some of the pictures are a bit cheesy.

But whatever dude. I hope things are going okay for you.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 04:05am PT
but I guess you just want ethnic confirmation not opposition .


Whatever man. Actually, you told me to take my flag waving elsewhere first, on my thread. I merely returned the favor.

I don't remember requiring you to participate in the first place.

Besides, I stated in the OP that we had a lot to do to live up to the expectations of ourselves and the world. I've posted bikers, punks, homeless people, dirt poor American Indians and more. Does that really qualify as mindless flag waving nationalism? Me thinks not.

We've all had ancestors die at the hands of as#@&%es. I had relatives escape from Germany, and relatives that died in the Civil War, even one who died on Bataan Death March. Does that make me more American than you are? Me thinks not.



survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
A tip of the hat to Dave Kos, thanks man.



For you, an American "sandwich", if you will....

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Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 1, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
For you, an American "sandwich", if you will....

Thanks, man.

I'm trying to think of a witty comeback ... but I can't stop laughing and I'm not sure why!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
More form graduation day, West Point, 2011.





"Mom. Why are you crying?"

"Because now your DE-PLOY-A-BLE"

"That's the whole idea, Mom"
ThomasKeefer

Trad climber
San Diego
Feb 5, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
CHAZ
Nice shots... USMA is not a bad second choice for those who could not get into USNA ;)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2013 - 12:58am PT
Nice shots... USMA is not a bad second choice for those who could not get into USNA ;)

OUCH!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2014 - 08:51am PT
"Mom. Why are you crying?"

"Because now your DE-PLOY-A-BLE"

"That's the whole idea, Mom"




Similar to a conversation I had with Rusty Preston when he passed Army Ranger school. (I was still a long haired hippy at the time)


Me: Wow Rusty, this means if the sh#t hits the fan, you'll be sent.

Rusty: You don't get it. I don't want to go, I want to go first....






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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2014 - 09:47am PT
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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:04am PT
Meanwhile in Canada, we gottsus a Navy

In the box near the US frontier
In the box near the US frontier
Credit: poached

Heck, even got some of them underwater thingies.... boats...

Stroke, stroke, stroke !
Stroke, stroke, stroke !
Credit: poached

Giggle.



survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2014 - 10:14am PT
Tami!!! How is your son doing in the Navy?

He's a submariner, is that right? Picture please?

Does he have his tats yet?







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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 21, 2014 - 10:20am PT
Credit: Tami

He earned this last fall. Ships Team Diver. Pretty burly stuff.

Not a submariner but looks for them :-). Ping bosun tho' they don't tend to use that term any more...

Thanks for asking !
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