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03 Dec 2012 04:51 AM   |   10583 clicks   |   The Olympian
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Medusa's Daughter     
You can take the name away, but that doesn't change the fact that my husband is like Sheldon's twin brother.

02 Dec 2012 08:33 PM
Fear_and_Loathing    [TotalFark]  
Obviously,  Subby  knows nothing about the USCG, its history or where it fits into the scheme of things.

02 Dec 2012 09:08 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
And here I was counting on the USCG to get my grandchildren out of the draft.

02 Dec 2012 09:47 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
All kidding aside, who do you think picks up all the floaters?

Not a pretty job.

02 Dec 2012 09:47 PM
revrendjim    [TotalFark]  
Those Coasties fly helicopters in weather that sinks ships.

02 Dec 2012 09:55 PM
R.A.Danny     
This Marine thinks Coasties are bad motherfarkers.

02 Dec 2012 10:04 PM
Palmer Eldritch    [TotalFark]  
Marcus Aurelius
All kidding aside, who do you think picks up all the floaters?

So, if you absolutely have to kill yourself, please, please, don't jump off a bridge.

03 Dec 2012 12:23 AM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
The deceased was from Redondo Beach. I grew up in Manhattan Beach, the town north of there. Someone I know surely knew him. This sucks.

03 Dec 2012 01:47 AM
dbirchall    [TotalFark]  

Fear_and_Loathing: Obviously,  Subby  knows nothing about the USCG, its history or where it fits into the scheme of things.


Wikipedia says: "It was established to collect taxes from a brand new nation of patriot smugglers."

Uh huh, Obama and the Dems set it up to fund Big Government on the backs of patriotic sovereign citizens, amiright?

03 Dec 2012 02:24 AM
geoduck42    [TotalFark]  
The Daily Zero scores a FARK link. Maybe there's something to this Mayan Apocalypse thing after all.

03 Dec 2012 04:55 AM
sexorcisst     
Any person who puts their life on the line to save others should get all the respect in the world.

03 Dec 2012 04:56 AM
HenryFnord     
story is behind a registration wall :(

03 Dec 2012 05:08 AM
BronyMedic     

dbirchall: Uh huh, Obama and the Dems set it up to fund Big Government on the backs of patriotic sovereign citizens, amiright?


Uh, the United States' legitimacy was not recognized by the British government at that time. It was commonplace when British Warships, which controlled the Atlantic at that time, encountered American ships, they'd sink them and press their crews into service with the Royal Navy, or leave them adrift.

03 Dec 2012 05:08 AM
AMonkey'sUncle     

HenryFnord: story is behind a registration wall :(


Not for me.

/Cuz Ret. CG.

03 Dec 2012 05:17 AM
PunGent     
Heh, a buddy was in the CG for a few years, back in the 80's.

Approaching ships full of suspected weapons traffickers, his job was to zip around them in a Zodiac, popping smoke to "distract" them if they opened fire. With automatic weapons. On his unarmed inflatable.

He didn't stay with it.

03 Dec 2012 05:19 AM
August11     
Coastguardmen piloted the LSTs at Iwo.

03 Dec 2012 05:55 AM
BronyMedic     

August11: Coastguardmen piloted the LSTs at Iwo.


I believe they piloted all the landing craft at the major landings - Sicily, D-Day, Italy Main Coast - in Europe.

03 Dec 2012 05:56 AM
Betep     
Semper Paratus

03 Dec 2012 06:09 AM
MagicMissile     
watch that movie The Guardian

03 Dec 2012 06:34 AM
The Envoy     
Doesn't the USCG course for rescue swimmers have a higher wash-out rate than any course in the world? Higher even than SAS Selection or SEAL training?

03 Dec 2012 06:39 AM
id10ts    [TotalFark]  
Oorah Coasties!

Fark you subby.
"get you killed like all the other services"
No, the enemy does that.

03 Dec 2012 06:52 AM
Deacon Blue    [TotalFark]  
One of my friends was in the Coast Guard during the '90s. He did a lot of really dangerous things that involved being out on the water during storms and hurricanes.

/what ever happened to Simper Gumby? Haven't seen her in forever.

03 Dec 2012 06:58 AM
Onkel Buck     
Puddle Pirates!


/Army vet here. Coasties, you're brother and sisters too. Thanks for your service

03 Dec 2012 07:03 AM
lifeboat    [TotalFark]  
RIP shipmate.

03 Dec 2012 07:03 AM
Valiente     
Only a drooling landlubber would think coast guard activities are somehow easier than, I dunno, guarding a warehouse full of boots in Oklahoma or Saskatchewan.

03 Dec 2012 07:05 AM
low_dazzle    [TotalFark]  
semper paratus

03 Dec 2012 07:08 AM
Deacon Blue    [TotalFark]  

Valiente: Only a drooling landlubber would think coast guard activities are somehow easier than, I dunno, guarding a warehouse full of boots in Oklahoma or Saskatchewan.


I can still hear those boots... screaming in the night.

03 Dec 2012 07:13 AM
tshauk     
Never seen anything Ballsier than when I had a chance to watch the USCG operate on the Columbia River Barr.
Extremely Dangerous and they were just training, transferring themselves ship to ship in the worlds roughest waters(arguably).

Hats Off to the USCG.

03 Dec 2012 07:30 AM
LordOrion     
Hey Subby,

I guess you've never heard of this man??

http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/mu nrophotogallery.asp

/Active USCG, 27 years sends.

03 Dec 2012 07:32 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Alaska?

*rtfa*

Well...I was on the right coast, at least...

03 Dec 2012 08:01 AM
jnoel     
The OSS Frogmen were mostly Coast Guardsmen.
Not people to be trifled with.

03 Dec 2012 08:02 AM
Kibbler     
On a train ride, I once talked with a Guardsman who sailed on a ship in Lake Erie. In the winter.

Yeah I wouldn't do that.

03 Dec 2012 08:26 AM
RobotSpider     

dbirchall: Fear_and_Loathing: Obviously,  Subby  knows nothing about the USCG, its history or where it fits into the scheme of things.

Wikipedia says: "It was established to collect taxes from a brand new nation of patriot, job-creating smugglers." ftfy

Uh huh, Obama and the Dems set it up to fund Big Government on the backs of patriotic sovereign citizens, amiright?


03 Dec 2012 08:29 AM
Mad Scientist     
I made it through 1.5 years out of 4 at the CG Academy in New London, CT. My classmates were some of the smartest people I've ever met, before or since. (Also a couple of the goofiest.) A few are still in service, as upper level officers; all were impressive people.

And then there are the enlisted, who do the real work. I'm still proud to have been associated with them all in a very tangential way, many, many years ago.

/semper paratus

03 Dec 2012 08:51 AM
Billy Bathsalt     
I got rescued by the Coast Guard one time. They were like state cops on the water. Polite, professional, not inclined to banter. Was real farking glad to see them arrive.

03 Dec 2012 08:52 AM
Lord Dimwit     
The other branches spend a lot of their time traing to do what the Coast Guard does every day.

/no disrespect intended to the other branches

03 Dec 2012 09:12 AM
macadamnut     
If you think that, you're too dumb to get into the Coast Guard anyway. Have fun in the Marines!

03 Dec 2012 09:28 AM
pearls before swine     
I used to work with a guy who enlisted in the Coast Guard during Viet Nam thinking he would end up serving domestically and get out of any chance of seeing combat.

Not many people had heard of swift boats back then.

03 Dec 2012 09:50 AM
DeathByGeekSquad     
My father served in the Coast Guard! Props to everyone who is/has friends/family that are a member!

/he doesn't talk about it much
//was stateside
///still loves the ocean
////loved hearing about self-righting ships as a little kid

03 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
Gleeman     

Lord Dimwit: The other branches spend a lot of their time training to do what the Coast Guard does every day.

/no disrespect intended to the other branches


As a Navy vet, THIS.

03 Dec 2012 09:59 AM
darch     
Doesn't the USCG course for rescue swimmers have a higher wash-out rate than any course in the world? Higher even than SAS Selection or SEAL training?

Yep. Read The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. The chapters relating to the USCG Rescue Swimmer program and the actual rescue by the helo pilots is unREAL. These guys and girls are the real deal.

03 Dec 2012 10:03 AM
i upped my meds-up yours     

tshauk: Never seen anything Ballsier than when I had a chance to watch the USCG operate on the Columbia River Barr.
Extremely Dangerous and they were just training, transferring themselves ship to ship in the worlds roughest waters(arguably).

Hats Off to the USCG.


I can tell you have some experience in Manly Arts by the way you use Capitals.

No seriously folks, the CG training is said to put a lot of importance on stressing you the fark out. All military needs to do this, but they are frankly up front about it.

03 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
The Evil Home Brewer     
Hat's off to the Coast Guard....

Considering what they are expected to do? Um..... I'm not sure how they don't sink their inflatables with their brass balls

/Friend was CG for 20 years. How he survived that long with the stories he tells I will never know

03 Dec 2012 10:15 AM
Noticeably F.A.T.    [TotalFark]  

L.D. Ablo: The deceased was from Redondo Beach. I grew up in Manhattan Beach, the town north of there. Someone I know surely knew him. This sucks.


My condolences to that someone you know who maybe knew him.

03 Dec 2012 10:17 AM
cwheelie     
Hai guyz. what's going on in this thread?
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03 Dec 2012 10:22 AM
Artisan Sandwich     
Being USCG is as dangerous as fighting a ground war? Wow, there must be thousands of unreported dead Coasties.

/no disrespect, let's just keep things honest

03 Dec 2012 10:25 AM
undernova     

Artisan Sandwich: Being USCG is as dangerous as fighting a ground war? Wow, there must be thousands of unreported dead Coasties.

/no disrespect, let's just keep things honest


Splendid threadshiat/troll. Thank god you came along to bring it all back into perspective.

/jerk

03 Dec 2012 10:41 AM
JK47     
You gotta go out, you don't have to come back.

03 Dec 2012 10:53 AM
darch     
cwheelie

Now THAT looks like fun!

03 Dec 2012 10:57 AM
groppet     
Once I had a chance to get a tour of the Eagle. I was kinda pissed I never knew about it before I read SM Stirlings Change series. I would have loved to have sailed on that ship.

03 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
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