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Time:04:30 pm
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Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I can think of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
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coanteen
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Time:2008-11-06 12:53 am (UTC)
Huh.
I'm shocked and appalled that they're not showing V for Vendetta today.
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pfc_rat
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Time:2008-11-06 12:56 am (UTC)
They are where I am.
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coanteen
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Time:2008-11-06 01:24 am (UTC)
Ah, I was wrong. I didn't check the Toon network (WTF?).

But now I have something to watch. Thanks!
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pfc_rat
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Time:2008-11-06 01:26 am (UTC)
NP! Enjoy it for me, I'm playing army tonight *sigh*.
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coanteen
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Time:2008-11-06 01:28 am (UTC)
I shall. Oh hey, they extended pre-dep trg for us even more! 5 Apr to 17ish June in the field for DR/MG consecutive, no break. Easter is cancelled.
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pfc_rat
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Time:2008-11-06 01:31 am (UTC)
Tell the Cadbury Bunny, he might be upset.

But yeah, because 14-months of workup for a 6 month tour wasn't ridiculous enough already. You ever wonder if there's a room full of captains and colonels under the "fucking the troops" department scheming of ways to make army life suck more, make less troops sign up for a contract, and fewer reservists willing to go on tour? I think it's an office in NDHQ with the smoke coming out and little men in red pyjamas sticking pitchforks in my butt.

Or, you know, not.
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coanteen
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Time:2008-11-06 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm seriously starting to suspect that they do it to make Afghanistan attractive in comparison. Certainly, I'd take KAF over Suffield/Wx any day.
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pfc_rat
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Time:2008-11-06 01:36 am (UTC)
Wx = the land where happiness goes to die. I don't think they could have found a more desolate, miserable, horrible part of this country to put a base in. I've heard Alert is a nicer and more desirable posting.
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coanteen
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Time:2008-11-06 01:40 am (UTC)
ITA. And I think you get some form of "remote posting" pay for Alert too.

I wonder is the leadership would notice if we'd just put those laser-tag vests on mannequins and buggered off home for a weekend.
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pfc_rat
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Time:2008-11-06 01:43 am (UTC)
From what I've heard, that's all that CMTC is - a cloth model exercise but with fancy MOVING peons.

oooooooh, shiny.

So two thousand people leave their families for 3 months on the taxpayer buck so a couple Majors and Colonels can have a TEWT with live toys.
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coanteen
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Time:2008-11-06 01:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much. And every single MG they completely reinvent the wheel, because they know best.

I want fancy moving peons too!
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pfc_rat
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Time:2008-11-06 01:56 am (UTC)
Well, in the Maj & up PER, they have a section on "implementing change" so every pointy head needs to change shit constantly just so that they get the fancy maple leafs on their uniform and into a cushy staff job.
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coanteen
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Time:2008-11-06 01:58 am (UTC)
Might've guessed it's all to do with movin' on up *sigh*
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stardragonca
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Time:2008-11-06 03:42 am (UTC)
Happy Guy Fawkes Day!
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