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Old 08-21-2012, 06:49 AM   #31
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I've only seen a little of this show, but I like it. Hell, I wanna be on it. Access to weapons you'd never otherwise have and blowing stuff up. What's not to like?
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:46 AM   #32
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It was a fairly entertaining episode. I can believe that Nick was scared. Todd really did look like he was out of control on the drop.

I too thought that was funny, starting with the "there's no crying in battle" line
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #33
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I've only seen a little of this show, but I like it. Hell, I wanna be on it. Access to weapons you'd never otherwise have and blowing stuff up. What's not to like?
And earning money for charities.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:00 AM   #34
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And earning money for charities.
Yes, that would be a nice bonus.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #35
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Yes, that would be a nice bonus.
To me the blowing stuff up is a bonus.

This must be a tremendous experience. You've got the camaraderie of the small group of celebs, all of whom have a purpose to be there and who want to be there. You've got one-on-one teaching from really good teachers. You've got the team spirit where the job has to get done -- nobody gets left behind, and if one person falters, the others step up and get things done.

I look back at my own life, where working in groups is kinda like this season of Project Runway (this is only a mild spoiler, so I'm not tagging it), where a lot of the designers only want to do their own thing, everybody says "oh I hate working in groups", and instead of figuring out the strengths and weaknesses of the group and playing to the strength of all the members, everybody works hard at figuring how to cover their own asses.

If we could bring the mindset that I see on this show to our educational system, and our workplaces, then this country could kick serious ass.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:26 AM   #36
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It was fun seeing how Eve Torres' operator was so turned on by her ability to rack the M2 on the first try.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:53 AM   #37
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I just watched the first 2 episodes over the last couple of days and am really enjoying it.

I spent 3 years in the Army, and would totally love to go on this show. The only thing that I don't know for a fact I could do is the swimming with all the gear part. I wouldn't hesitate to try though. The rappelling from the helicopter and building is a breeze. Have done it many times. Shooting the grenade launcher and guns, also a breeze.

I will continue watching.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #38
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The only thing that I don't know for a fact I could do is the swimming with all the gear part. I wouldn't hesitate to try though.
It's hard to imagine that they jump into the water without some sort of Buoyancy Control Device (BCD). Even SCUBA divers have this and they have ability to drop their weights very easily. They can also drop their tank, but probably loose the BCD when they do it. It doesn't appear to me on this show that the soldiers can release their equipment easily.

Do soldiers that do this have some sort of BCD?

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The rappelling from the helicopter and building is a breeze. Have done it many times. Shooting the grenade launcher and guns, also a breeze.
That certainly looks fun!

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #39
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"Rapid Detonation" OAD 8/27/12 (episode 104)

Didn't get a chance to see episode #4 last night -- it's in the queue for tonight's viewing. Just wanted to leave a place marker for later on.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:21 AM   #40
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Anyone watch the finale?

I was surprised that Todd Palin lost in the shootout with Picabo.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:57 AM   #41
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Crap, I missed it when I was switching to the Hopper from my other DVR. Better go d/l it somewhere.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:49 AM   #42
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Anyone watch the finale?

I was surprised that Todd Palin lost in the shootout with Picabo.
Hard to tell with the way these shows are edited, but it seemed he missed his first sniper shot and she landed her first as he was about to take his second.

The targeting systems they used on the boat (and I guess in other missions) would have been frustrating as Dean Cain pointed out - it seemed the weapons shot blanks while simultaneously releasing a laser pulse to trigger the explosive target. So if you were slightly off, you had no indication if you were off to the left, right, below, or above. I wonder if the official MILES system has this drawback as well.

Some behind the scenes pics from Eve on her site:

http://evetorres.com/blog/2012/09/03...season-finale/

The "Team Torres" hair and makeup team pose cracks me up.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:19 PM   #43
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Women rule! I never saw either one of them before, but they kicked butt!

I was surprised too that Todd Palin lost in the shoot out.

Good show, and they really gave away a lot of money for a summer replacement show. I wonder if they can write it off twice since it's an expense and a charitable donation?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #44
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Both Eve and Picabo have been awesome shooters all season. Todd was strong except with a handgun, so I wasn't surprised to see him get beaten in the shootout.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:18 PM   #45
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I hope Grady can get another show of his own.

Maybe one where he just reads the phone book without his shirt on.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #46
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I had never heard of Eva Torres, but man was I impressed by her. Same for Picabo, though I had heard if her. Didn't expect that final 3. I really liked some of the operatives too.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:35 AM   #47
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I hope Grady can get another show of his own.

Maybe one where he just reads the phone book without his shirt on.
I'm guessing you visited his twitter page?
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Chris Kyle (Dean Cain's operative) was shot and killed yesterday at a gun range, where he was helping some veterans with PTSD.

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/0...-in-texas.html
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #50
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This country sucks, you know? We send guys off to war, and once they come home (assuming they even make it home), we don't give a rat's ass about their quality of life afterwards.

But I guess it's all of a piece with the general suckitude of how we treat all our citizens who have any kind of mental illness.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #51
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Can't believe some of the comments people made on that site.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:46 PM   #52
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People said stupid **** on Facebook, too.

One of our fellow Americans is dead, leaving behind a wife and two kids and presumably other friends and family who will miss him. And he was killed at a charity event while trying to help other people. I don't care about politics at times like this. It's sad - full stop.
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What a shock. Surviving all that danger in Afghanistan and being killed on a gun range. I suspect one of the rarer places to be killed by an intentional gunshot is a gun range.
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What a shock. Surviving all that danger in Afghanistan and being killed on a gun range. I suspect one of the rarer places to be killed by an intentional gunshot is a gun range.
The Gun Range my son and I go to has safety measures up the wazoo, but I guess there's no stopping "crazy" no matter how many precautions you take.
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The latest stories I've read made it sound like it was just the 3 of them on the range at the time.
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