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|5 weeks 3 days ago||Great video||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||How is it there? Was thinking||
How is it there? Was thinking about trying that place out. Heard it's small...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Midterm today. Bang bang.||
Midterm today. Bang bang.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I think you're missing the||
I think you're missing the point of the post, and if anything, taking things out of context, or misinterpreting them.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||DC <br><br><br>Without question||
|32 weeks 4 days ago||The-red-wings-lost-and-I-has-a-sad bang||
|36 weeks 5 days ago||In before||
In before board-wide "Big Blue" reference freak-out
|45 weeks 22 hours ago||Do Want|
|46 weeks 16 hours ago||Going Out in Style||
With the double post. Adios!
|46 weeks 16 hours ago||I certainly hope||
I certainly hope you have something better to do with your time than hate on someone from a football blog that you've never met (or probably ever will). However, from the looks of things, I'd say no at this juncture. The mere fact that you're mentioning (or rather whining) about a post you didn't like from over a year ago says a lot about how you spend your time. Go outside and cool off dude.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||What do you do at the||
What do you do at the five-sided building, if you don't mind me asking?
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Good||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||USC? Really? Ok, you can leave now.||
USC? Really? Ok, you can leave now.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||This isn't the time for an appreciation thread dude. Come on.||
This isn't the time for an appreciation thread dude. Come on.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||This is the worst I've ever||
This is the worst I've ever felt after a college football game. I literally feel sick to my stomach
|1 year 15 weeks ago||College||
I actually went to school there for 5 years, so I've been fortunate enough to experience it a few times. I'd love nothing more than to take in the scenery at Rice-Eccles....but a C-Springs sports bar will have to suffice.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Colorado Springs||
Since I'll be there for a month for training.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||UTL I||
I was trying desperately to go to UTL I, but my commander wouldn't grant my leave. Instead, I worked 12 hours that day and came home and watched it on TV in my living room by myself. I was exhausted but wouldn't let myself go to sleep until the clock read 00:00. Glad I stayed up.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||DC||
The district is shut down. The roads are somewhat plowed, but it's pretty ghost townish out there. Supposed to get 3 more inches tonight. Yay...
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Temptation||
What's wrong with Temptation on 3rd down?
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I'm sure||
It's just a boo boo. Lets not get crazy now.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Uh Yea||
JAKE MFin RYAN!!!
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Ohio Kids||
They're all mostly from Ohio. I think like eight of them.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Washington Huskies||
They also played at Washington.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Something about||
Something about selling jerseys in Ohio
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Not sure what you mean by a||
Not sure what you mean by a flawed promotion system, but you are correct in saying that it does not favor Academy grads, per se. It favors those that perform in the top echelon in their job, regardless of commissioning source. On the contrary, the assignment system is a bit different for officers than it is for enlisted. Enlisted members are pretty much at the mercy of an assignment system, save a few very high-performing individuals in higher ranks (at least E-6's). That said, officers have a bit more say in their assignment, as there are many selectively-manned and/or high-profile assignments that require by-name reccomendations from superiors (i.e. commanders). These by-name reccomendations are made easier by having a "network" to interact with. Obviously, the academy network very much comes to the forefront as one of the primary means to make these reccomendations. These assignments can then bolster your officer resume, which, in-turn, then can place you above your peers when it comes to promotion time. So, you could say that it has the potential to affect your promotions and assignments, granted you're a hard worker and your commander sees that. You can't be dead weight and expect one of these assignments, obviously.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||After graduation and||
After graduation and commissioning, it's valid to say that Academy, ROTC, and OTS officers as 2Lts/Ensigns are all on an even playing field. Granted, the quality of education and work ethic differs vastly, as you're simply going to, more often than not, get a better product out of an academy grad due to the education received and the amount of work put in during their 4 years. Not necessarily everytime, as there are very high-performing individuals from civilian institutions (like the Citadel, which I have a profound respect for) that perform at extremely high levels, even perhaps placing them above their academy counterparts. I'm simply speaking in generalities. However, keep in mind that it's just not about the education. It's about the experiences and the leadership lessons learned from a 4-year "leadership laboratory" experience that ROTC programs simply cannot replicate. Academy cadets/midshipmen are immersed in it every day. There's something to be said about the kind of individual that gets into, survives, and graduates from a service academy. It is these things, ALONG with the network that benefits academy grads long after graduation, while in uniform and as a civilian. This isn't a knock on ROTC by any means. Please don't take it that way, but there's a reason for the selectivity that goes into the admissions process and there's something to be said about the attrition that occurs from entry to basic training to graduation day.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Without Question||
He's the most decorated basketball player in Michigan hoops history. Even more-so than Cazzie Russell. Not putting #3 up there would be a crime.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Mods||
Please remove the peasant.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||If you have to ask||
You can't afford it.