For those of you who have graduates at home this year in lock-down and not making it to a graduation ceremony or just ANYONE who has young men and women in the house that you are trying to raise... this speech is must IMHO for any young man/woman about to go out into the world or one having difficulty finding their way...
This speech was delivered as the commencement address to the graduates of The University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014 by Admiral William H. McRaven. Admiral McRaven is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014. From 2015 to 2018, he was the chancellor of The University of Texas System.
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” ----Sen. Barry Goldwater "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." ----Benjamin Franklin
libra: Good evening everybody! Haven't been here for a while and never used the shoutbox before. So I'll give it a try...
Oct 22, 2020 16:24:20 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Yes we learn, that's why the Imperium Romanum is known nowadays. Why erase it when it's still lucrative? Those loricae sell like hot cakes!
Oct 15, 2020 11:19:58 GMT
RufusScorpius: I didn't know barbarians could learn things? Interesting, but you are half Roman on your father's side. Veii was the last Etruscan town conquered by the Romans, then erased from every public record. We only know about it from the Greeks.
Oct 15, 2020 11:11:07 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Veii? Of course we Barbarians know the history of the empires we conquered!
Oct 14, 2020 19:49:48 GMT
RufusScorpius: All that remains is the memory, and we will soon take care of that as well. Remember the town of Veii? Yah, most people don't either.
Oct 14, 2020 19:29:33 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: The only remains are the grins without the enemies!
Oct 14, 2020 18:31:13 GMT
RufusScorpius: A Noisy Cricket is a gun that your enemies laugh at once.... just once.....
Oct 14, 2020 12:16:07 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Size does matter! We know this from Star Trek, the smaller the phaser is the more powerful it is. Those small types from early NG desintegrated people, the RPG sized later ones just hurt a bit.
Oct 14, 2020 7:10:11 GMT
RufusScorpius: Love to have a noisy cricket. Don't know why it wasn't liked by Smith's character in the movie except that it didn't look cool. But a pistol that can fit in your front pocket that can blow holes through walls.... hell ya!
Oct 13, 2020 19:03:03 GMT
Dandelion: Noisy Cricket, anyone? ;-)
Oct 13, 2020 18:56:42 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: oddj, until then though they have to stick to the sling. It was good enough for king David after all.
Oct 12, 2020 21:03:57 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: I love the smell of antiprotons in the morning! Oh, wait, that isn't the morn...
Oct 12, 2020 18:05:06 GMT
RufusScorpius: I prefer the phase plasma rifles in the 40w range.
Oct 12, 2020 16:44:34 GMT
oddj: once we get lasguns, the amish is allowed to use the older powder driven guns, like the UZI and other brrrpppp guns.
Oct 12, 2020 15:23:40 GMT
RufusScorpius: Actually the Mennonites came before the Amish. The Amish split off from the Mennonites. Even some Amish orders use cars and modern tech. It depends on the rules of the order they belong to.
Oct 12, 2020 14:17:54 GMT
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