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2012-02-13 04:14:49 PM
They go on PTSD-induced crime sprees?

/ducks
 
2012-02-13 04:18:34 PM
Marines are like the biatches of the US Military.

They are treated like crap, get nothing but hand-me-down equipment used up by the other branches, receive insane training, and get so farked up some of them never learn to relax after leaving the Marines.

/Marines go in and fark shiat up, Army goes right behind them to undo the farkups the Marines got us into
 
2012-02-13 04:25:51 PM

Sgt Otter: They go on PTSD-induced crime sprees?

/ducks


They can try, but if they try on an Air Base and an SP grabbs them, they get a bit of R&R in the hospital.

You wouldn't believe how many times that actually happens and you never hear about it.
 
2012-02-13 04:53:32 PM
God loves a grunt. No one else does.
 
2012-02-13 05:12:23 PM
It's wise to run towards the camera during an explosion. I'm sure the camera crew sets up everything in the safest area and optimal distance.
 
2012-02-13 05:19:01 PM

cman: Marines are like the biatches of the US Military.

They are treated like crap, get nothing but hand-me-down equipment used up by the other branches, receive insane training, and get so farked up some of them never learn to relax after leaving the Marines.

Marines go in and fark shiat up, Army goes right behind them to undo the farkups the Marines got us into

 
2012-02-13 05:34:29 PM

vudukungfu: They can try, but if they try on an Air Base and an SP grabbs them, they get a bit of R&R in the hospital.


When I was an Air Force cop in Korea I tried to arrest this huge Marine, dude picked up by my shirt and shook me a like a British Nanny. I BROKE my night stick over the guys head and he just smiled at me (Soju is a helluva drink). That was when my sergeant hit him over the head with a Maglite...that got his attention. He had his R&R in the hospital and I learned that Marines are tougher than I ever will be and to always bring lots of friends when dealing with them.

Good times.
 
2012-02-13 05:37:44 PM

cman: Marines are like the biatches of the US Military.

They are treated like crap, get nothing but hand-me-down equipment used up by the other branches, receive insane training, and get so farked up some of them never learn to relax after leaving the Marines.

/Marines go in and fark shiat up, Army goes right behind them to undo the farkups the Marines got us into


Did this thread really just go to a "Army vs Marines" kind of place? *sigh*
 
2012-02-13 05:42:11 PM

Humean_Nature: cman: Marines are like the biatches of the US Military.

They are treated like crap, get nothing but hand-me-down equipment used up by the other branches, receive insane training, and get so farked up some of them never learn to relax after leaving the Marines.

/Marines go in and fark shiat up, Army goes right behind them to undo the farkups the Marines got us into

Did this thread really just go to a "Army vs Marines" kind of place? *sigh*


Marines one upped the Army on this thread. Gotta defend my boys.
 
2012-02-13 05:43:48 PM

cman: Marines one upped the Army on this thread. Gotta defend my boys.


And don't you wish you had Warriors to do so.
 
2012-02-13 05:46:22 PM

Humean_Nature: cman: Marines are like the biatches of the US Military.

They are treated like crap, get nothing but hand-me-down equipment used up by the other branches, receive insane training, and get so farked up some of them never learn to relax after leaving the Marines.

/Marines go in and fark shiat up, Army goes right behind them to undo the farkups the Marines got us into

Did this thread really just go to a "Army vs Marines" kind of place? *sigh*


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2012-02-13 06:25:02 PM
Things are getting pretty bad when you have to go to The Daily Fail to get more info than the three sentence LA Times article provides. More pics there too!
 
2012-02-13 06:36:02 PM

Humean_Nature: Did this thread really just go to a "Army vs Marines" kind of place? *sigh*


Heh. My dad and I both served as Military Police. He is a former Marine and I a soldier. Makes for some great conversations. He got out in '67 and went on to get a PhD in English Literature.

I can tell him about how I kicked more ass than he and actually went to war and how I out ranked him. But in the end he's still a Marine. He's smarter and tougher and in a way raising me was the battle of his life. I love that guy.

/go Army
 
2012-02-13 07:22:07 PM
Approves...

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2012-02-13 07:22:23 PM
That's quite an unfortunate photo.
 
2012-02-13 07:23:19 PM
Does cobra blood make a billy goat puke?
 
2012-02-13 07:23:30 PM

Backwards Cornfield Races: cman: Marines are like the biatches of the US Military.

They are treated like crap, get nothing but hand-me-down equipment used up by the other branches, receive insane training, and get so farked up some of them never learn to relax after leaving the Marines.

Marines go in and fark shiat up, Army goes right behind them to undo the farkups the Marines politicians got us into


FTFY
 
2012-02-13 07:24:19 PM
The Navy uses their seaborne taxis to transport a bunch of Marines to the beachhead. After having some coffee and firing their big guns, they send the Marines ashore. Marines do what it is they do best and kill every damned thing in site, while a few dumb shiats become dead Marines (and put themselves in a world of shiat). After they push their way far enough inland the Army then occupies the beachhead, sets up tents, has some coffee, and builds a hotel and a hospital. The Air Force then occupies the hotel and bangs the nurses.

Repeat until the war is won.
 
2012-02-13 07:24:38 PM
It actually doesn't taste that bad. Also you can milk the venom out of the snake, cook it to denature the proteins, and then eat it scrambled egg style. Always get the butterbar to eat the first batch though, that way if you didn't cook it enough the most disposable person in the unit dies. Wouldn't want to lose anyone important like a senior NCO.

/did one of the exercises in Thailand before it got the official name Cobra Gold back '82
//off my lawn
 
2012-02-13 07:27:21 PM
Where's the Metal Gear references?
 
2012-02-13 07:27:36 PM
You know, i honestly don't think i've ever met a socially well adjusted Marine.The ones i've known that went in were usually already farked up and when they came out they were even more farked up.

(Seriously, the night before i left for basic....yes....army basic.....the marine recruits were running around the hotel trying to light things on fire. I shiat you not. They literally giggled while they did it.I imagine they're the type that piss on corpses for shiggles.)


/.........hooah.
//don't tell anybody i said that.
///seriously.i'll send a marine to set you on fire.
////lulz
 
2012-02-13 07:28:12 PM
F*ck yeah.
 
2012-02-13 07:30:27 PM
thatssofrkkingstupid.jpg
 
2012-02-13 07:35:52 PM
Best advice I can give on the subject is do not, and I repeat do not drink anything with a snake in the bottle.
 
2012-02-13 07:36:23 PM
Marines - Oo-rah!
Navy - Hoo-rah!
Army - Huah!
Air Force - Hey guys, what's up?

//Former USAF
 
2012-02-13 07:36:25 PM
My Army Ranger friend had to do this. I thought it was par for the course.
 
2012-02-13 07:38:45 PM
latimesblogs.latimes.com

Oh man, that has some serious shoop potential

no skillz
 
2012-02-13 07:40:00 PM
I had an uncle who was one if Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. He was cool as shiat. Taught me how to make homemade gunpowder & pipe bombs. Also taught me to shake hands like a man.
 
2012-02-13 07:41:13 PM

User42: Best advice I can give on the subject is do not, and I repeat do not drink anything with a snake in the bottle.


I had some kind of vodka with a cobra in the bottle. I think it was fake, though.
 
2012-02-13 07:42:14 PM
Level coastal Oregon towns?
 
2012-02-13 07:43:39 PM
we did something similar at the Marine Corp Mountain Warfare center (new window) in Cali.
Except we had to suck the eyeballs out of rabbits.
Here is a vid of our brothers on the other side of the pond doing the same thing. (new window)

/good times...good times
 
2012-02-13 07:44:29 PM
I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internets..
Isn't this a really bad idea? 30 seconds research finds multiple bad parasites you can get from doing this ( I think, and would assume).

I want worms in my skin! Gimme some cobra blood now!
Gnathostoma spinigerum (new window)
www.stanford.edu

www.stanford.edu
Life Cycle in Humans

Infection in humans follows ingestion of raw, insufficiently cooked infected intermediate hosts[xlviii]. The ingested third stage larvae migrate from the gastric wall and its migration through subcutaneous tissues results in the symptoms associated with gnathostomiasis infection[xlix]. The third stage larvae do not return to the gastric wall, which prevents the larvae from maturing into adult worms, leaving the parasite unable to complete its life cycle. Instead the larvae continue to migrate unpredictably in the patient, and are unable to develop into adults, so eggs are seldom found in diagnostic tests[l]. This also means the number of larvae present in humans is a reflection of the number of third stage larvae ingested.
 
2012-02-13 07:44:33 PM

simusid: Marines - Oo-rah!
Navy - Hoo-rah!
Army - Huah!
Air Force - Hey guys, what's up?

//Former USAF


Marines - GOOD MORNING SIR!
Navy - 'Morning Lieutenant.
Army - Good Morning, Major.
Air Force - Hey Frank.
 
2012-02-13 07:44:40 PM

ha-ha-guy: It actually doesn't taste that bad. Also you can milk the venom out of the snake, cook it to denature the proteins, and then eat it scrambled egg style. Always get the butterbar to eat the first batch though, that way if you didn't cook it enough the most disposable person in the unit dies. Wouldn't want to lose anyone important like a senior NCO.

/did one of the exercises in Thailand before it got the official name Cobra Gold back '82
//off my lawn


venom != poison

As long as you have no lacerations in your mouth or digestive tract, you can drink the venom and be fine.

Why you would want to, god only knows.
 
2012-02-13 07:46:52 PM

jbrooks544: I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internets..
Isn't this a really bad idea? 30 seconds research finds multiple bad parasites you can get from doing this ( I think, and would assume).

I want worms in my skin! Gimme some cobra blood now!
Gnathostoma spinigerum (new window)
[www.stanford.edu image 598x401]

[www.stanford.edu image 435x466]
Life Cycle in Humans

Infection in humans follows ingestion of raw, insufficiently cooked infected intermediate hosts[xlviii]. The ingested third stage larvae migrate from the gastric wall and its migration through subcutaneous tissues results in the symptoms associated with gnathostomiasis infection[xlix]. The third stage larvae do not return to the gastric wall, which prevents the larvae from maturing into adult worms, leaving the parasite unable to complete its life cycle. Instead the larvae continue to migrate unpredictably in the patient, and are unable to develop into adults, so eggs are seldom found in diagnostic tests[l]. This also means the number of larvae present in humans is a reflection of the number of third stage larvae ingested.


oh god parasites make me want to burn mother nature to the ground
 
2012-02-13 07:51:32 PM

jbrooks544: I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internets..
Isn't this a really bad idea? 30 seconds research finds multiple bad parasites you can get from doing this ( I think, and would assume).

I want worms in my skin! Gimme some cobra blood now!
Gnathostoma spinigerum (new window)
[www.stanford.edu image 598x401]

[www.stanford.edu image 435x466]
Life Cycle in Humans

Infection in humans follows ingestion of raw, insufficiently cooked infected intermediate hosts[xlviii]. The ingested third stage larvae migrate from the gastric wall and its migration through subcutaneous tissues results in the symptoms associated with gnathostomiasis infection[xlix]. The third stage larvae do not return to the gastric wall, which prevents the larvae from maturing into adult worms, leaving the parasite unable to complete its life cycle. Instead the larvae continue to migrate unpredictably in the patient, and are unable to develop into adults, so eggs are seldom found in diagnostic tests[l]. This also means the number of larvae present in humans is a reflection of the number of third stage larvae ingested.


Cobra meat (and other snakes) is actually a dish that is on the menu at a lot of restaurants. You can get snakes raised there to be eaten from Day 1. It's not like you go grab the sucker in the sewers, chop its head off, and drink the blood. Also the snakes get used for the "snake in whiskey" thing. No worse than rolling the dice at the local sushi place.

/although I think the foreigners consumer most of the snake
//the restaurants stock it though and have a supply chain because they like tourist dollars
 
2012-02-13 07:51:57 PM

Mixolydian Master: [latimesblogs.latimes.com image 635x382]

Oh man, that has some serious shoop potential

no skillz


I'd put my snake in his mouth...
 
2012-02-13 07:54:27 PM

jbrooks544: I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internets..
Isn't this a really bad idea? 30 seconds research finds multiple bad parasites you can get from doing this ( I think, and would assume).



Intermediate host

The primary intermediate host for gnathostomiasis is the minute crustacean of the genus Cyclops[xxvi]. These crustaceans are then ingested by a second intermediate host such as fish, birds, and frogs.

Definitive host

The definitive host for gnathostomiasis includes cats, dogs, tigers, leopards, lions, minks, opossums, and raccoons[xxvii]. However the primary reservoirs for this parasite are cats and dogs.


Where do you see Cobra?
 
2012-02-13 07:55:58 PM
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So, Private Joker, do you like your cobra blood on the rocks or straight up?!?
 
2012-02-13 08:00:10 PM
EVERYBODY NEEDS A MONTAGE?


Wrong movie?
 
ADX
2012-02-13 08:01:04 PM
The United States Marine Corps is the world's finest fighting force.

Semper Fidelis...
 
2012-02-13 08:04:10 PM

jbrooks544: 30 seconds research finds multiple bad parasites you can get from doing this ( I think, and would assume).


Actually, they fly in a cooler of Bullsnakes from a farm in Nebraska.
 
2012-02-13 08:06:26 PM

2wolves: cman: Marines one upped the Army on this thread. Gotta defend my boys.

And don't you wish you had Warriors to do so.


What do you expect someone from the Core to say?

/Runs.
 
2012-02-13 08:06:37 PM
wow amazing those marines are as tough as vacation backpackers amazing

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adventurouskate.com - Drinking Snake Blood in Vietnam (new window)
 
2012-02-13 08:08:45 PM
this brings new meaning to the phrase "Amphibious Assault"...
 
2012-02-13 08:10:29 PM
Is this yet another one of those bullshiat Asian power rituals? Because cobra BLOOD is not any more venomous than any other kind of blood. It's blood. Cobra *venom* is obviously a different story. But thinking there's something special or empowering about drinking cobra blood is just stupid. It's like thinking that licking the handle of a knife makes you stronger. (It doesn't. I've tried it. Turns out, it only makes you look like a tool.)
 
2012-02-13 08:10:40 PM

User42: Best advice I can give on the subject is do not, and I repeat do not drink anything with a snake in the bottle.


What's wrong with the Habu Saki? I used to drink that stuff off of Gate 2 Street in Kadena, and since I always somehow made it back to the barracks, and never woke up in the brig, or some JP jail, I'm guessing I didn't do anything too bad.

/Cobra Gold 2000
//Didn't drink the cobra blood.
///ate the banana slug though
 
2012-02-13 08:11:28 PM

Karmic: jbrooks544: I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internets..
Isn't this a really bad idea? 30 seconds research finds multiple bad parasites you can get from doing this ( I think, and would assume).



Intermediate host

The primary intermediate host for gnathostomiasis is the minute crustacean of the genus Cyclops[xxvi]. These crustaceans are then ingested by a second intermediate host such as fish, birds, and frogs.

Definitive host

The definitive host for gnathostomiasis includes cats, dogs, tigers, leopards, lions, minks, opossums, and raccoons[xxvii]. However the primary reservoirs for this parasite are cats and dogs.


Where do you see Cobra?


I see it by doing a google search for raw snake parasites thailand.
On Wikipedia gnathostomiasis definitive hosts include snakes.

From my reading/experience, I think there is a big difference between the chance of getting parasites from salt water sushi, especially when prepared by an actual trained professional. When you go around eating raw frogs, turtles, fresh water fish and snakes, etc. I think the risk of serious parasites is very much higher.

As a general rule, it is not smart to ingest raw snakes, frogs, snails, etc. Bad things can happen.
 
2012-02-13 08:12:38 PM
They drink cobra blood now?! I drank worms. (Put them in water until they purge themselves, put them in clean water, drink them, try to keep them down.)
 
2012-02-13 08:25:39 PM

BostonEMT: this brings new meaning to the phrase "Amphibious Assault"...


No it doesn't.
 
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