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    I am heartily sick and tired of the age factor...

    I am heartily sick and tired of the age factor being constantly raised: Perhaps it is time to write:

    "The Old Campaigner's Manifesto":

    I will not cash in my private's impression because...
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    I disagree. Back in the '80s, long before small...

    I disagree. Back in the '80s, long before small messes became commonplace, one high profile unit in the East had a reputation for snobbish, standoffish, and elitist behavior that made prospective...
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    Cards, flyers, Facebook, YouToob,...

    Cards, flyers, Facebook, YouToob, newspaper/magazine adds.... all low returns, IMO.

    Face-to-face is where it happens. But the hobby seems a lot like Freemasonry: "2 B 1 Ask 1".

    Some people...
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    Yeah, great idea! Talk people into the hobby by...

    Yeah, great idea! Talk people into the hobby by getting them liquored up first! Truth serum of the gods! Woo-hoo! Lord, where do find such men?!
    ...
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    Concur. Tastes for something different are out...

    Concur. Tastes for something different are out there and the mainstream hobby is not fulfilling the desires of some types of folks. I think we'll see more people moving steadily away from the...
  6. It was 14 years ago. Can we get over it already?...

    It was 14 years ago. Can we get over it already?



    Did I suddenly wake up in Red China? When was making a profit made illegal?

    Don't like a particular event? Then don't go to it.

    And...
  7. If they had 2nd Manassas on the same site as this...

    If they had 2nd Manassas on the same site as this year's 1st Manassas reenactment then it would literally be on part of the the 2nd Manassas battlefield, indeed immediately in the CS right flank...
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    The p***-poor battle scenarios were inexcusable. ...

    The p***-poor battle scenarios were inexcusable. My advice... don't attempt to follow the actual battle. Just throw us into the fight, wave after wave, and let us have a a standup continuous...
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    The road closing thing is why so many of us...

    The road closing thing is why so many of us decided to park n ride with the spectators.
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    Hey! What are you talkin' about! It WAS the...

    Hey! What are you talkin' about! It WAS the Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread!!!!

    Just kidding. Not really. You make some valid points. I had a good time (except for the gawd-awful heat)...
  11. Just got back from Manassas. Nothing. Zip. Nada....

    Just got back from Manassas. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Heard the standard "Yeeee-hawwww", or whatever it is... the one we've heard for years. Obviously word about the real McCoy has not yet gotten...
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    Brian Pohanka - Five Years On

    http://www.zouave.org/gallery/5thtoday/images/bpgw1.jpg

    I just realized it was five years ago this summer that Brian Pohanka went out on eternal reconnaissance. I barely knew him; nothing more...
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    The casinos at Vicksburg haven't ruined the...

    The casinos at Vicksburg haven't ruined the battlefield at all. I was there last summer and even had dinner at one of the casinos. I don't gamble (quite frankly, I don't see why people are...
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    Ah, very nice, another pagan. Our numbers are...

    Ah, very nice, another pagan. Our numbers are growing.

    As I look out my window I see Apollo racing across the sky in his flaming chariot. Hail!
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    And today Sumter is an incredibly dull National...

    And today Sumter is an incredibly dull National Park that is hardly worth visiting. :lol:
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    Has anyone here ever been to Vicksburg? They...

    Has anyone here ever been to Vicksburg? They have casinos there and its no big deal. Why is the over-hyped Gettysburg such a sacred cow?
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    The Sharra-based film franchise is shot. Thank...

    The Sharra-based film franchise is shot. Thank God. Gettysburg is not aging well (its downright embarrassing to watch now) and Gods and Generals was a lousy novel that should never have been made...
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    Geez... I haven't thought of those guys in ages! ...

    Geez... I haven't thought of those guys in ages! That's the same group that used to be in Arlington VA, .... over twenty years ago. I lived in a apartment bulding just around the corner from their...
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    Religious beliefs die very hard and painful...

    Religious beliefs die very hard and painful deaths. You can't will it back once it is gone. I mourned the loss of my faith for a long time before I finally came to terms with it and accepted it. ...
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    What happens after marching 5 or 2.5 miles? ...

    What happens after marching 5 or 2.5 miles? Are we going to camp overnight when we reach our destination? Are we expected to leave at that point? How do we get back to the cars? Or do we all...
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    The way I see it, if you paid your taxes and you...

    The way I see it, if you paid your taxes and you paid your park entrance fee you can critisize the NPS all you want, with tounge in cheek or otherwise. Quite frankly, I think those suddenly rushing...
  22. That is sooooooo five years ago. Seriously,...

    That is sooooooo five years ago.

    Seriously, where ya been? This is old stuff.
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    That had nothing to do with the Confederate flag....

    That had nothing to do with the Confederate flag. Trying to link it to that incident is just another attempt to link the CS flag to "racism" because it is PC to do so.

    From Old Line State to...
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    Nonsense from the Old Whine State

    Maryland School Blocks Distribution of Confederate Flag Brochure

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    CUMBERLAND, Md. — A dispute has erupted in Cumberland over the distribution of a brochure that...
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    Maybe we should feel sorry for the security guard...

    Maybe we should feel sorry for the security guard who was killed and his family before we all start feeling sorry for ourselves.

    But I still don't like the way Civil War symbols are being...
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