Posts made in October, 2017

Happier Thoughts on a Monday

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

With all the sad news lately of Trump and Kim. I have decided today to go back to Military Humour. We have all heard and have stories of our time in the Military Land ,Sea or Air. Here are a few from an American Military humour ( HUMOR) site. Funnily enough the first one is a Canuck story.

Anyone who has served in the military has great stories from basic training, deployments, or military life.

French-Canadian Mr. Fluffy, by Gadarn

One of the first days in basic a guy in my platoon was standing at attention while having his room inspected by the instructor.

It didn’t matter how nice his room was because there was a large piece of fuzz/fluff on his shirt that immediately drew the sergeant’s attention.

Imagine a female, French-Canadian, sergeant with this accent.

“Recruit Bloggins! What is that on your shirt?! Is that a fluffy!?”

“Yes sergeant!”

“Why is there a fluffy on your shirt, Bloggins!?”

“I must have missed it, sergeant!”

“Missed it? It is so huge, how did you miss such a big fluffy!?”

She picks it off of him. “Hold out your hand.”

He holds out his hand and she places it in his palm.

“This is Mr. Fluffy. Find a home for him, like a pill bottle or something. From now on, whenever I want to see Mr. Fluffy you must bring him to me.”

And so, for the rest of basic, every time the sergeant found a piece of fuzz she would yell out, “MR. FLUFFY!” and Bloggins would have to march over to her and present Mr. Fluffy and she would formally hand him the new piece of fuzz to add to Mr. Fluffy. There was hell to pay if he didn’t have Mr. Fluffy with him at all times.

Sweeping sunshine, by BenSavageGardenState

There was a time when we made a private sweep all the sunshine off the sidewalks. It took the poor guy all day.

“You’re a ghost now, you can’t talk,” by CrashnCashen

Marine Corps boot camp, one kid on firewatch failed to notice the drill instructor coming on deck (which means you immediately salute and report your post), so the DI ran up to the rifle rack, smacked it, and yelled “BAM! You’re dead.” He tried to respond, but was cut off by the DI: “You’re a ghost now, you can’t talk. Go act like a ghost.”

Then the kid had to wander around the squad-bay for the rest of his two-hour firewatch acting like a ghost, and he took that responsibility with a stride. Plenty of ridiculous “oooOOOOOoOOOOo i’m a ghooOOooost” noises and f—ing with people’s racks. We were all laughing our asses off for the next hour till our senior drill instructor got pissed.

Replacing the oxygen he stole from everyone else, by Tain01

A service member was a total f—up, to put it gently. Couldn’t be on time, couldn’t show up dressed to standards, constantly forgot professional courtesies, so on. When he was on his last straw, his squad leader pulled him aside and more or less started yelling, then stopped himself.

“No. You know what? I’m done yelling at you. It doesn’t work. Stay right here; don’t go anywhere.” He stormed off into the company building. The phrase, “stay right here, don’t go anywhere” is typically the precursor to something horrible happening when said in anger. The squad leader eventually emerged carrying a small-ish potted tree, which he handed to the service member.

“You will keep this tree alive. You will carry this with you wherever you go in uniform. You will take it to PT, you will take it to chow, you will take it to work. If anyone asks you why you’re carrying this f—ing tree around, you will tell them, ‘It’s to replace the oxygen I stole from everyone else.’ “

Probably the funniest punishment I’ve ever seen, and we’ll never see it again (because you’re not allowed to do that).

Oscar the Grouch reports the time, by Sgt_Slate

Marine Boot camp.

We had a guy that somehow got his watch through the indoc (They take all your crap when you first get there). Well, the Drill Instructors found out he had it when they saw him wearing it one day, so they put him in the squad bay trashcan and put the lid on it. Every time they walked by and kicked it he’d pop out with his watch and yell, “SIR THE TIME ON DECK IS ZERO-NINE-FORTY-FIVE!” and then go back into his can like the freakin’ grouch from Sesame Street.

It was really, really hard not to laugh at that.

The Eagle Scout, by V_E_R_S_E

A recruit in Marine corps boot camp thought he was special because he was an eagle scout. The Drill Instructor picked up on this and during Physical Training took him into the woods and made him build a nest. Then he had to squat over it inorder to keep his eggs warm.

The basic training omelette, by lgmeister

Week 1 in Army Basic Training we had a soldier ask for an omelette in chow line (which was not allowed because there was absolutely no time to make custom omelettes for every single basic training soldier). The cooks started making the omelette when a drill sergeant asked what the hell was going on. The basic training soldier replied “go around, drill sergeant, I’m waitin’ on an omelette”. Needless to say, this was the wrong thing to say and do week one in basic training. Our platoon motto was henceforth “go around, drill sergeant, I’m waitin’ on an omelette” and the basic training soldier was henceforth named PVT Omelette.

Full-Body waiver? You can still smile, by XApparition

Saw a guy on a full-body waiver for exercises. The instructor gave him 1,000 smiley-frownies… (smile, then frown is 1). The hardest/easiest exercise ever.

Edit: for those who don’t know, a full-body waiver is something to the degree of: Cannot lift objects, no walking for more than 200 meters in one setting, no strenuous activities, etc. Basically making all normal physical activities out of the question.

The “suicidal” private caught messing with a girl in basic, by epochellipse

I was in a gender-mixed company in basic. The third floor of the barracks was split with females on one half and males on the other. Males were not allowed in the female half and vice-versa. My platoon was out back practicing throwing grenade bodies and a window on the female side of the third floor opened and a male snuck out of the window onto the ledge. It was immediately obvious to everyone, including our drill sergeant, that he had been in there messing around with a female and another drill sergeant must have come down the hall, forcing him to get out on to the ledge so he wouldn’t get caught. Our drill sergeant looked at the guy for a minute and then yelled really sarcastically, “don’t do it private, you have lots to live for.” Then they put him on suicide watch, and made him hand over his belts and tie and shoelaces and everything that he could hang himself with, and made him drag his newly bare mattress out into the hallway next to the fire guard desk and sleep out there every night until we graduated four weeks later. And they made his battle buddy sleep on the floor next to him for the first week.

Tree-hugger, by travisarcher

Another oldie but goodie is making a private hug a tree. It all depends on how you take it. Some privates thought it was funny to have to hug a tree, but for some reason some of them thought it was really embarrassing.

“Beat your face,” by NotAnnoyingPerson

My brother told me that when he was in basic, a Drill Sergeant yelled at this guy to “beat his face”, meaning to do push-ups. Said guy had no clue it meant that, and promptly punched himself in the face, really, really hard, and fell to the ground. The Drill Sergeant had to walk that one off and my brother said you could hear him laughing hysterically as he walked behind a building. Not totally relevant, but I figured I’d share.

Dance partner, by Shiny-And-New

I saw a guy be forced to slow dance with a mop for one hour straight.

Yes the  military life always had some great humour. Instructors like Jim Fuller, Al McNeil, Robby Robinson  and yes I’ll bet even The Hat had a sense of humour somewhere? Even the Clerical Trade had a sense of Humour: That one is for  all the Clerk Admins during my service.   Thanks GUYS and GALS.

On that note today I close with thoughts and a Prayer that the  world is still with us or should that be we are with the world.  Thankyou to all our Veterans where ever you may be.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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A worrying time for the WORLD ! ! !

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

I must admit I do not agree with most of the Liberal Government statements but Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has  hit the nail on the head.

“Canada finds itself navigating the most uncertain moment in international relations since the end of the Second World War, says Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.”

The chances of WW3 being triggered by either of the Maniacal leaders of the USA and N Korea, simply lose it and press the button, creating such a mass destruction of lives.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/freeland-second-world-war-comments-1.4347693

IN my youth we always used to hear the expression ” BEWARE THE YELLOW PERIL”  perhaps it should read “Beware the ORANGE PERIL”

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/yellow-peril.html

It may no longer be Politically Correct, however we are facing Global Peril. I certainly pray that someone gets through to Trump or Kim and eases the situation. Trump is also aiming to destabilise the middle east agreement with Iran and their Nuclear production.

This so called leader of the free world must take care of business at home. Before he attempts to de stabilise the Globe. He has Forest Fires, Floods and  mass shootings , he should get his own country under some form of control, before destroying other countries.

This is not to take away from our allied brothers in the US military, they do a great job in difficult circumstances without having to worry about WW3 descending upon them.

Defense Secretary Mattis urges US Army ‘to be ready’ with North Korea military options:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/09/pentagon-chief-mattis-tells-army-to-be-ready-for-north-korea-options.html

Remembrance day is exactly one month from today. We must remember those who have served and paid the ultimate price. If WW3 breaks out before then there will be even more sadness in our military world.

A Hearty BRAVO ZULU to Al Cameron and his teams across our fine country who once again have raised Flags of Remembrance in many Provinces and towns. Lets aim to make 2018 a year that Flags of Remembrance are in each and every Province and Territory.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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Tomorrow the Flags of Remembrance will be raised across CANADA

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Thanks to Al Cameron and his superb teams who have worked so hard to get this far. Al Cameron is indeed a Canadian who not only respects Veterans, their families and Serving Soldiers. He makes one proud to be Canadian. BRAVO ZULU    AL and keep up the great projects of REMEMBRANCE.    

With only 6 Red Fridays remaining before Remembrance Day I must wonder if WW£ will be upon us by then. The mad babblings and taunts of the so called LEADER of the USA are not ceasing at all. In fact now he is picking on IRAN…..again.

PROJECTIONS are appearing at an alarming rate in the world’s media. If for example  North Korea unleashed a missile strike on Tokyo and Seoul. Initial estimates are 2.1 million dead and many hundreds of thousands  maimed and wounded.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-05/nuke-strike-on-kim-s-neighbors-could-kill-estimated-2-1-million

As we are all aware RUSSIA has provided more Chess Masters than any other country and PUTIN Is  plating a great Game of World Chess( Diplomacy) he agreed with the latest Sanctions from the UN. Yet he quietly tries to improve relations with this mad man Kim il Jong: A very dangerous game indeed….BUT  If it works then  he can safely be credited from saving us from WW3. Putin is indeed a far more intelligent man than both the US Bully and the North Korean Bully. I seriously wonder if TRUMP can even play Checkers let alone CHESS.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-northkorea-missiles-russia-analysis/russia-throws-north-korea-lifeline-to-stymie-regime-change-idUKKCN1C91X6

Trump is once again on the warpath with the opposite side of the world from North Korea…..IRAN.

Trump: Iran has not lived up to spirit of nuclear deal

US president says ‘Iran’s aggression’ must be stopped, as reports suggest he may decertify landmark nuclear agreement. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/trump-iran-lived-spirit-nuclear-deal-171006050839554.html

This so called US Policing of the world  rankles me and I am sure some citizens of the USA. Trump has far more immediate problems in his homeland. GUN CONTROL being at the top currently as well as Mother Natures Wrath against  many States and Puerto Rico. Then again there the probes and senate committee investigating the TRUMP malfunctions.

Sad to hear that 3 US Special Forces were killed in an ambush in Nigeria as well as members of the Nigerian Army. Rest in Peace fellow soldiers.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND in CANADA. So enjoy family get togethers, be thankful we are Canadian and please remember thos Canadians who are serving far from home on this another Family Holiday.   Afghanistan, Estonia, Ukraine and many other hot spots. Stay Safe my Brothers and Sisters.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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Edmonton, Marseilles, (refugees)? possibly Las Vegas who knows yet.

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41459237

 

Terrible news to see a so called Lone Wolf attacker in Canada  again.  Even sadder that our current PM has an open arm policy for refugees. Once again I ask, are all of these refugees Vetted  properly??  The person who attacked a Policeman in Edmonton, who was on traffic duty, who happens to be a Somali Refugee, how many sleepers have they sent into the west?  In fact a man who is being paid over a quarter Million Canadian Dollars annually is now Immigration Minister. He too was a refugee entrant to Canada from SOMALIA. That countries name alone makes Veterans of Canada’s Airborne Regiment shake their heads. This mad influx of refugees must at the very least be slowed down.

I pray that the Police Officer and the casualties in Edmonton recover fully from their injuries. I also pray that Canada’s Liberal Justice System punishes this attacker to the Maximum in fact Deportation after serving a minimum of 25 years. No Discussion with  liberal do gooder Lawyers, nor the Somali organisation with  which The Immigration Minister is a PAST President.  National President of the Canadian Somali Congress – a Somali community organization that works with national and regional authorities to advocate on issues of importance to Canadians of Somali heritage and strengthen civic engagement and integration. 

Canada MUST step up to the plate with Refugees, In fact the best place for them is to populate our vast Northern regions. The we would see who really wished to embrace CANADA  rather than destroy Canada.

Meanwhile in FRANCE a further attack in Marseilles.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/01/man-shot-marseille-train-station-knife-attack/

Globally we have that madman The Donald Twittering again that his Foreign Minister is not helping trying to negotiate with N Korea. This from a Leader that gives a message to the people of Puerto Rico that he presented some golf trophy in their name….. as President and the  Commander in Chief of the US Military perhaps someone should show him the Military Definition of a LEADER:

Military leadership is the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. Command is the authority a person in the military service lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of his rank and assignment or position.

He certainly does not provide PURPOSE, Does not DIRECT, nor does he provide MOTIVATION in fact  many US Military people must be very Embarrassed by this so called Leader of the Free World

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/save-your-energy-rex-trump-tweet-undermines-sec-state-tillerson-n806381

Finally this morning I would like to ask NATO why they allow information to the enemy  be placed in daily papers? The information that the SAS is hunting for Bin Laden’s warped son should be  secret.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/01/sas-launches-mission-to-kill-osama-bin-ladens-terror-leader-son-hamza-6969471/

Some readers may not agree with the following  2 lists of attacks in the Name of Islam in 2017: The first Link up till June 2017 The second current

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/terrorism-map-global

https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=2017

A sad world, yet the CITY of Toronto in Conjunction with Prince Harry had a fabulous week of Games: BRAVO ZULU to all competitors.

The only  good news is that The Invictus 2017 held in Toronto was Overwhelmingly successful. Mayor John Tory and his city provided Venues, Volunteers and great organisation and assistance to the Invictus Games. Bravo Zulu to  John Tory and his team(s). One of the BACK stories that made me very Happy was of the PET THERAPY Dogs of Toronto.

http://www.forces.net/sport/invictus-games/puppy-love-adorable-therapy-dogs-looking-after-our-vets

On that note have a great October, Please do not forget the Flags of Remembrance in many  areas of Canada.

SUPPORT YOUR      TROOPS,       VETERANS       and       MILITARY FAMILIES    T H A N K Y O U

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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