30 August 2012

Rules of Engagement:

Some real classics here..
Rules of Engagement:

Marine Corps Rules:

1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a '4.'
7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)
9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot..

Navy SEAL's Rules:

1. Look very cool in sunglasses.
2. Kill every living thing within view.
3. Adjust Speedo.
4. Check hair in mirror.

US Army Rangers Rules:

1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.
2. Locate individuals requiring killing.
3. Request permission via radio from 'Higher' to perform killing.
4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.
5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.

US Army Rules:

1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3. Curse bitterly.
4. Curse bitterly.
5. Do not listen to 2nd LTs; it can get you killed.
6. Curse bitterly.

US Air Force Rules:

1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what's on HBO.
4. Ask 'What is a gunfight?'
5. Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' Power Point presentation.
6. Wine & dine ''key" Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.
10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption.

( And I Love This Next One)

US Navy Rules:

1. Go to Sea.
2. Drink Coffee.
3. Deploy Marines

Go Navy !

And the next... (You've got to love the military, and God bless them all.)

U.S. Navy Directive 16134 ( Inappropriate T-Shirts )

The following directive was issued by the commanding officer of all naval installations in the Middle East .
(It was obviously directed at the Marines.)

To: All Commands
Subject: Inappropriate T-Shirts
Ref: ComMidEast For Inst 16134//24 K

All commanders promulgate upon receipt. The following T-shirts are no longer to be worn on or off base by any military 
or civilian personnel serving in the Middle East :

1. 'Eat Pork or Die'
[both English and Arabic versions]

2. 'Shrine Busters'
[Various. Show burning minarets or bomb/artillery shells impacting Islamic shrines. Some with unit logos.]

3. 'Goat - it isn't just for breakfast any more.'
[Both English and Arabic versions]

4. 'The road to Paradise begins with me.'
[Mostly Arabic versions, but some in English. Some show sniper scope cross-hairs.]

5. 'Guns don't kill people. I kill people.'
[Both Arabic and English versions]

6. 'Pork. The other white meat.'
[Arabic version]

7. 'Infidel'
[English, Arabic and other coalition force languages.]

The above T-shirts are to be removed from Post Exchanges upon receipt of this directive.

In addition, the following signs are to be removed upon receipt of this message:
1.. 'Islamic Religious Services Will Be Held at the Firing Range at 0800 Daily.'
2.. 'Do we really need 'smart bombs' to drop on these dumb bastards?'
All commands are instructed to implement sensitivity training upon receipt.

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24 August 2012

One rule for passengers and another for flight crew #travel frustrations

Not an unusual occurrence or site in airports with the crew dragging 3 or sometimes 4 and 5 cases with them onto planes


The rules either apply or they don't...

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23 August 2012


The expressions on faces is priceless. For a second I think they seriously thought that they must be losing their minds.

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14 August 2012

A Texas State of Mind

Wyman, the photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX.  The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80s.  He said, there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal.    
The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg , Texas and lives south of town. Doug plays by ear- He cannot read music, but has many CDs. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play anymore. Most of the pictures were taken in the rolling plains ( cap rock to Seymour , the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches. There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon .
Please take a moment and view....I don't  know if I've ever come across such a skillful combination of music and amazing animal and landscape photography.  The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery.  It is simply a beautiful portrayal of our magnificent home state!

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10 August 2012

The Inspiration of the #Olympics for personal health and fitness - easiest fastest run ever

I don't watch TV when I exercise in hotel gyms but there is often a TV on in the background - this morning was an exception. The inspiration of watching the medley of gold medal winners this morning foudn me running the fastes and easiest run ever. The stream of images, video and faces included:
Oscar Pistorius the Blade Runner (he may not be a medal winner but such an inspiration)
and the exchange of numbers with Kirani James - the gold medal winner for the 400m

The US Women's Soccer
Usain Bolt
Clarence Shields - Boxing
Women's Polo
and Brenda Villa
Katie Taylor for Boxing - Ireland

and many more.....

Thanks Olympic athletes for all the sacrifices adn the inspiration you provide to all of us

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09 August 2012

Pics of civil war that you probably never saw before...

It's a Dog's Life


It's  just dawned on me....  

My dog  sleeps about 20 hours a day. 

He has his food prepared for him. He  can eat whenever he wants. 

His meals are provided at no cost to  him. 

He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again  during the year if any medical  needs  arise. 

For this he pays nothing and nothing is required of him.  

He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger  than he needs and he is  not  required to do any upkeep. 

If he makes a mess, someone else cleans  it up. 

He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep. 

He  receives these accommodations absolutely free. 

He is living like a  King, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. 

All of his costs  are picked up by others who go out and earn a living every day.  

I was just thinking about all this,  and suddenly it hit me like a brick  ........

I think  my dog is a  member of Congress! 

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Cool Photos


think..someone spent a lot of  money to be 


Kinda like the chimney on  this 



If this is 

the outhouse..you'd better  be awake, if you have 

to go in the middle of the  night..... 



time that I was in the dog house, it surely 

didn't  look like this! 


If you  

happen to use the back door, watch out for that  

first step, It's a doozy !  



daughter combo.... For a weird family!  



polka dots on green

think I'm going to be  



For the  

kid who has everything !!  



THAT'S a cat house?  



me..I think I'm going to be sick again  



Couldn't find 

another place to put the  garage 



I could  

live here but with my luck, a tornado would  

turn  it  

right-side up !!


Sure is  a 

long way to carry the groceries  




honey...I said I wanted a 'free' house  




Michelangelo lived as a teenager  




the next stop on this  



'Hey  guys, 

sober me up before you take me  




Ok folks, 

for all of  you who have never
personally seen 

the sound barrier,  feast

eyes on the  



photos  of the sound barrier  .



phenomenon  only happens at the instant an 

aircraft breaks the  sound 

barrier .

And it 

literally  appears like the aircraft goes through 

a wall.  

I hope 

you find  these pictures as fascinating as I did. 



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Music Fails - 1 writer/producer better than 10?