Local N.G. Armory gets a LOT of all new equipment...greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Just a note but have many of you been keeping an eye on your Armory ? In casual passing I have noticed a local Armory in my area has been completely upgraded with all new transports. And, the number of these units has doubled. This within the last 3 months of this year. The (2) Guardsmen I know are tight lipped and cannot speak on the matter. Observations ?
-- Rob (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 1999
Rob, part of that is the Joint Chiefs decision to upgrade the NG to be sure they are ready in case of callup for brushfire wars. Optimal scenario is for our readyforce to be able to handle at least two middle class scuffles at the same time. Realisticaly, there just ain't no way, pardner.
Response to the reality is to dramatically upgrade NG status to 'part-time' soldier instead of 'week-end' warrior so that the response time is lessened greatly. Your friends are probably tight lipped because of the far more intense training level being enforced currently.
OTOH, there may well be other reasons. 34 days and we'll know.
-- Lobo (email@example.com), November 28, 1999.
I see. Thanks for the input. Yes, we shall see in a matter of weeks. Hang in there and best of wishes to all.
-- Rob (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 1999.
The only armory around here belongs to our neighbors, whom we affectionately refer to as gun-nuts. Of course, there are those that would consider us nutty for our more modest collection of 12 guns. But that amount isn't considered unusual around here, which is one reason I scoff at the idea of the NG going door-to-door in this area.
-- Gus (email@example.com), November 28, 1999.
I passed by the Army reserve facility in Long Beach, CA about a week ago. There was absolutely nothing going on there out of the ordinary. In fact, the place looked to be closed. There were a couple of dozen trucks in the parking lot, nothing but pickup type vehicles. That doesn't mean somethings not happening elseware, just not here.
-- wondering (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 1999.
Here in Idaho I don't think we have to worry about anyone taking our guns. Unless they are rampaging in the "Free Idaho" areas. Even then they know better. Seriously, the NG and USAF (Armed Forces) don't have the manpower to do more than provide a show of force. I hope they aren't needed. If the are "needed" then we are in deep kimche anyway.
-- anonymous (email@example.com), November 28, 1999.
Kimche! Stinky, Rotten, Cabbage! So much hot sauce it kills bugs in what you have canned ladies!! Do the best you can with the worst you have! Kimche kills intestinal parasites!! It is HOT and crunchie!! My husband is N.G. and served time in Korea. Kimche is nasty stuff.
So is the fact N.G. may have to do the best they can with what they have and it may not be is not enough!! I keep kimche in "my" fridge all the time.
-- Hatti (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 1999.
Kimche was actually invented for the purpose of being used as a weapon. Kimche-Fu involves carrying around a boiling pot of Kimche at the ready, able to dissolve your opponent at any time.
-- Y2Kook (email@example.com), November 28, 1999.
In the lower part of Oregon, a NG told me they will be activated on 12/27/99 and will remain on duty for two weeks. MMMMMM?
-- open (Y2KEYES@open.com), November 28, 1999.
Is that summer or winter kimche? It makes a real difference in whether your Kimche Fu weapon violates the Geneva Accords or not. Also do you force your victims to follow their kimche assault with a big hit of soju?
WW, whose been there, done that and really regretted it;)
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 1999.