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    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    I think this is really weird! What the hell?
    Shown here are the old Marine hats, left, compared to the new ones, right.New York Post


    A change to the Marine Corps' uniform hats could leave hard-nosed Leathernecks looking a lot less macho.
    According to the New York Post, President Obama's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Corps has officials on the verge of swapping out the Marines' iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so "girly" that they would make the French blush.
    "We don't even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women's hats!" one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. "The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous."
    Obama wants Marines to wear
    It could be worse. He could make them wear "salmon" (pink) berets.
    Last edited by nasa1974; 10-24-2013 at 05:24 PM. Reason: Slightly off color humor. We'll leave it at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birchtree View Post
    The Marines could always pull a coup - the country would cheer. At least I would.
    Birch!!! Really???
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    Uniform Board submits suggestions per service. Initial feedback is used to determine the course of action.

    I have never heard of a President suggesting or demanding uniform changes.

    I'm pretty sure this specific "cover" change will not go far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frixxxx View Post
    Uniform Board submits suggestions per service. Initial feedback is used to determine the course of action.

    I have never heard of a President suggesting or demanding uniform changes.

    I'm pretty sure this specific "cover" change will not go far.
    As Frixxxx points out they are "covers" not hats. Perhaps the CINC doesn't know that. I would almost believe this is not a true story. Almost. I saw a lot of bad stuff get made regulation for uniforms in my time on active duty.

    Frixxxx is absolutely correct that feedback is considered. Usually feedback from someone other than the people who have to wear the uniform in the "trenches"

    Thanks for giving me something to make the jar heads I work with wake up and have a discussion on Monday. Non are on active duty now but once a Marine...

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    UNISEX is a right in the new USA! Watch-out for 2084, we will be mandated to wear uniforms just to be uniform!!
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    Fan injured by hot dog suing Kansas City Royals despite

    ...says he was injured at a September 2009 Royals game when the team's lion mascot, Sluggerrr, threw a 4-ounce, foil-wrapped wiener into the stands that struck his eye. He had to have two surgeries -- one to repair a detached retina and the other to remove a cataract that developed and implant an artificial lens...
    two things strike me as strange here. first, if you get poked in the eye by a wiener hard enough to require surgery most people would just keep their mouth shut about the incident. and second, he's lucky the baseballs didn't slap out a few teeth.
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    worst name for a food item ever: the mccrap. i'm sure it tastes good and is convenient and all, but what were the corporate advertising geniuses thinking that day? i like the cheap veggies with fried chicken health food scam as much as the next guy, but i just can't imagine myself at the drive thru microphone saying 'uhh, large diet coke and i'll take a number two mccrap please.' even if they mute their headsets you can still hear the teenage counter help giggling around the corner at the pickup window.

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    Potty Mouth: Diners Eat From Toilets at New SoCal Cafe

    A popular trend in China and Taiwain makes its SoCal flush -- er, bow.


    By Alysia Gray Painter

    | Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 | Updated 3:01 PM EST

    Potty Mouth: Diners Eat From Toilets at New SoCal Cafe | NBC New York
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    Quote Originally Posted by burrocrat View Post
    worst name for a food item ever: the mccrap. i'm sure it tastes good and is convenient and all, but what were the corporate advertising geniuses thinking that day? i like the cheap veggies with fried chicken health food scam as much as the next guy, but i just can't imagine myself at the drive thru microphone saying 'uhh, large diet coke and i'll take a number two mccrap please.' even if they mute their headsets you can still hear the teenage counter help giggling around the corner at the pickup window.

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    Hahaha, that's hillarious! Ever since we procurred a kid, I've had the misfortune of frequenting McDeath every now and then, and I'll admit I like the spicy asian wrap.

    Good one, I never thought about how that sounded. Now I have to keep a straight face when I order the durned thing. Beavus & Buthead missed out on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burrocrat View Post
    worst name for a food item ever: the mccrap. i'm sure it tastes good and is convenient and all, but what were the corporate advertising geniuses thinking that day? i like the cheap veggies with fried chicken health food scam as much as the next guy, but i just can't imagine myself at the drive thru microphone saying 'uhh, large diet coke and i'll take a number two mccrap please.' even if they mute their headsets you can still hear the teenage counter help giggling around the corner at the pickup window.

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    Haha, good one. Reminds me of this children's TV show that used to be on here in Japan a few years ago. "Happy Krappy". I kid you not. My daughter used to watch it on and off. They even incorporated the title into a catchy little jingle. It irritated me to the point that I actually wrote an angry email to the station that broadcast it. Not that I am offended by the word "crap", or care that my small children might use the term. It was just the idea that a Japanese broadcasting company, with all their bajillions of yen, could allow a kids' show to go from development, to production, to broadcast - with an English title that no one knows the meaning of - and never once along the way does anyone stop to ask an English speaker if the title is appropriate or even makes sense.

    Maybe I'm just crazy.

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    Your pee could power future robots | Fox News

    A device that mimics the squeezing action of the human heart has been used to pump urine into a microbial fuel cell, which*could power robots*that convert the waste into electricity ... Whereas conventional motor-powered pumps tend to get clogged, the artificial muscle pump has larger internal orifices, Walters said.While the new pump does produce more electricity than it consumes (since some of the electricity comes from urine that's converted to electrons), it's still not extremely efficient. The researchers hope to improve the pump's efficiency for use in future generations of the EcoBot.
    check this out, it's a perpetual motion pee machine! what will they think of next?

    the natural progression for this technology is obviously the 'beerbot'. it would wheel itself over and auto-collect liquid waste then scurry to the fridge and bring you another beer. the next step is to eliminate all the inneficient travel energy and include an onboard brewing option, it could just park itself next to the la-z-boy. think of all the aluminum cans we could save. there are still some details to work out, such as the location and form of the urine collection receptical and the ale dispensing device, and of course there would have to be a different model to customize the personal interface fit for female recyclers, but that's nothing human enginuity can't overcome. i'm available to sit in on the r&d consulting phase of that focus group.

    now if they could just come up with a sanitation cycle to leave me lemony fresh and include free wifi, i'd never have to leave the couch.
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    Would you eat cheese made from HUMAN FEET and ARMPITS? Scientists create stomach-churning delicacies using skin bacteria

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