James Black
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GO VOTE!

Started Nov 6, 2012 0 Replies

As dad once said "Get off your ass and register to vote!"   To be fair, it was 8 AM on a Sunday... So I really couldn't go down to the post office and pick up my forms, but I sure was standing in…Continue

Creativity

Started May 4, 2012 0 Replies

Now I have been told that the color of the sky in my world is a different shade then most.  But I came across a great video on youtube by John Cleese about creativity.  I have to say that growing up…Continue

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Howdy

Started Feb 24, 2012 0 Replies

Hi everyone:  My name is James and I am a 29 yr old college student.  I have a beautiful fiance and plan on making the next step into manhood this December.  I love a good joke.  I like spending time…Continue

 

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James Black replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"What would have been a more fair deal?"
Nov 28, 2012
James Black replied to Johnny's discussion most people dont know how to property use a knife
"Well you don't run with the girls I do Shane!"
Nov 28, 2012
James Black replied to Julian Ross's discussion Women in Combat?
"How do you feel about it? I don't think anyone is going to say women won't see combat action in these or future wars. As long as we allow women into the Armed Forces, there will be women seeing combat. Women are already fighting in the…"
Nov 28, 2012
James Black posted a discussion

GO VOTE!

As dad once said "Get off your ass and register to vote!"   To be fair, it was 8 AM on a Sunday... So I really couldn't go down to the post office and pick up my forms, but I sure was standing in line the next day.  (Perfectly reasonable reason to skip first, and maybe second period High School Seniors!)Anyone else get silly, but grand advice from father? See More
Nov 6, 2012
James Black replied to Brett McKay's discussion How Do You Want to Go Out?
"  I have decided I want to be cremated, and my ashes thrown in the faces of the people I hate the most.  (you know the types... people who just run their gib, drive with their blinkers on, always have some smart assed thing to save that…"
Nov 2, 2012
James Black replied to Rick Fini's discussion Am I a loser?
"Moving in with your parents due to scholastic financial hardship is more then acceptable.  As long as you get into med school~  And keep working out, it is important for doctors to stay in decent shape to help combat childhood obesity~"
Sep 13, 2012
James Black replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"Well let us look at the situation this young man will find himself in where he needs to know how to fight.   Young Derek here is finding himself at a bar with some drunken frat boy who is probably worried about his image.  Regardless of…"
Aug 27, 2012
James Black replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"Ok, your age isn't a suprise.  I am no guru on all things fight by any means, but I have held my own in a few.  Second, I ask if all the guys around you are in MMA because that is/was the trend a few years ago, and in certain circles…"
Aug 18, 2012
James Black replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"I am going to go out on a limb and ask you two things.  First, how old are you.  Second, are all the guys around you wearing some form of MMA attire? "
Aug 18, 2012
James Black replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"Look, fighting isn't something you can learn to do from a blog.  If you are worried or interested pick a martial art form, join the military (the marines pride themselves on that kinda gig), and learn with your fisty-cuffs.  What you…"
Aug 18, 2012
James Black joined Douglas Aldrich's group
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30 Days to a better man 2012

This is not an attempt to steal Brett McKay's thunder, I just happened to be a latecomer to this website. The enormous success of this group in 2009 led me to feel that we should do it every year. This will be for the rest of 2011, as well as the duration of 2012.
Aug 13, 2012
James Black replied to Cullen S.'s discussion Does anyone have experience with home brewing?
"Well I am not going to blow smoke up your skirt.  Expect your first few brews to not make your expectations.  But the key is patience.  I make an oktoberfest from a brewer's best box, and waited the recommended time and it…"
Jul 10, 2012
James Black and Victor Franklin are now friends
May 4, 2012
James Black posted a discussion

Creativity

Now I have been told that the color of the sky in my world is a different shade then most.  But I came across a great video on youtube by John Cleese about creativity.  I have to say that growing up in western Oklahoma I was raised to believe men acted like John Wayne.  And seeing as how my arms are never going to be strong enough to zip bullets at bad guys without pulling the trigger on my Colt 45 Peacemaker, maybe I needed to re-evaluate my role models. Anyhow, let's hear what the community…See More
May 4, 2012
James Black commented on Stephen Farrar's group The Armed Forces
"I got all worried, because the add group button says "Join the Armed Forces!"  The good lord knows I have made that mistake before, and once after that!  All kidding aside, I am a 68W currently serving with 1-279 Infantry 45 IBCT…"
May 4, 2012
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The Armed Forces

This group is for all AoM readers who have an association with the armed forces, be it past, present, or future. If you served in a branch of the military yourself, please tell us about your experiences and what the military has meant for your life.See More
May 4, 2012

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Interests
My Fiance and beer brewing
Books
Starship Troopers, American Soldier by Tommy Franks,
Movies
What Dreams May Come, The Pacific, Star Wars
Music
I like country but I will listen to almost anything... once.
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Rick Shelton replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
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Rick Shelton replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"Although a little bit of insanity helps I think Josh has crossed the line, several times."
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Rick Shelton replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
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