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    Quote Originally Posted by rant_and_rave View Post
    Has there even been an opinion poll on NATO membership? I personally am in favour. We could offer naval facilities and air bases to the Yanks and European NATO forces. It would also bolster our military capability and give the Irish Defense Forces an opportunity to train with the best.
    For unbeknownst reasons, whenever NATO gets mentioned, images of conscription and abortion run across the Irish psychie. Time for a serious debate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    They are all the exact same.
    That's a common phoneme. Asians all look the same to us. We all look the same to them.
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    Being ex RAF here's some military dancing from the Queen's Colour Squadron. Avoided it like the plague personally!

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    De Valera said no to NATO because of partition. Otherwise he was in favour of membership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rant_and_rave View Post
    De Valera said no to NATO because of partition. Otherwise he was in favour of membership.

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    Excellent find.
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    Any update on the Rangers deployment to Somalia? Have they left yet?

    Army's elite to take on Somali pirates in Aden - National News - Independent.ie
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    Quote Originally Posted by rant_and_rave View Post
    Any update on the Rangers deployment to Somalia? Have they left yet?

    Army's elite to take on Somali pirates in Aden - National News - Independent.ie
    AFAIK, the cabinet denied it was happening and is still under review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rant_and_rave View Post
    That's a common phoneme. Asians all look the same to us. We all look the same to them.
    Yes, this is why God made Gingers, to help the Asians tell us apart!
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    Drill is the most boring aspect of military life. Hours standing around waiting for something to happen and if there was any kind of public/high profile politico at an event there would be days of practice and getting your markings spot on etc beforehand. Awful mind numbing $hite altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Drill is the most boring aspect of military life. Hours standing around waiting for something to happen and if there was any kind of public/high profile politico at an event there would be days of practice and getting your markings spot on etc beforehand. Awful mind numbing $hite altogether.
    I remember one time, after 3 days practice, a day on the uniform and a days travel up and down, the politico in question walked up and down the ranks (never properly inspected) and off he went after a minute and a half. Not a word to be said.
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