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OT Member Ogami Deployed Middle East 2006

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#1 Mark

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 10:57 PM

Mark: Our friend, Ogami, has been called up to Middle East, and leaves after Thanksgiving. I'm wondering if this isn't a plot by the Dems to keep him busy, and off the computer.  :Oo:
At any rate, I'm pretty sure he wanted all you people in OT to know about it. Let's wish him the best of luck and safety in his deployment, which he expects to last for about a year.
Evil Dems...put them in charge, and the first thing they do is get rid of the opinionated Repubs.  :sarcasm:  ;)

Woe be it to the insurgency now that Ogami will be on the job! Kick some butt, and take some names, Ogami!  :tyr:

Edited by Mark, 09 November 2006 - 02:34 PM.

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#2 Cait

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:33 PM

Oh dear... is there a way we can keep in touch with him?

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Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
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#3 Mark

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:36 PM

View PostCait, on Nov 8 2006, 10:33 PM, said:

Oh dear... is there a way we can keep in touch with him?

Mark: He'll keep a military blog going on his website. He says there's nothing there now, but to come back in December. Ogami's Website
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#4 Cait

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:03 AM

Cool!  I have it bookmarked now. :-)

Rules for surviving an Autocracy:

Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.

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#5 Cardie

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:37 AM

I always feared this would happen, but Ogami believes in the war and went to great lengths to fight in it.  I pray he remains safe.  Maybe the evil Dems will get us out, preserve his life and safety, and leave him to gripe about missing his chance to fight for freedom for the rest of his days!

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#6 Norville

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:48 AM

I think I shall vastly amuse the Master of Snark and pray for his safety. ;) (Yeah, but humor value aside -- be safe, huh?)
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Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.
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#7 Rhea

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 01:01 AM

Number one on the agenda: be safe

Number two: take care of yourself

We'll all be thinking about you.
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#8 Cait

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 01:04 AM

View PostCardie, on Nov 8 2006, 09:37 PM, said:

Maybe the evil Dems will get us out, preserve his life and safety, and leave him to gripe about missing his chance to fight for freedom for the rest of his days!

Cardie, you are wicked.  I like that in a person.  :devil:

Rules for surviving an Autocracy:

Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.

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http://www2.nybooks....r-survival.html


#9 Rhea

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 01:12 AM

View PostCait, on Nov 8 2006, 10:04 PM, said:

View PostCardie, on Nov 8 2006, 09:37 PM, said:

Maybe the evil Dems will get us out, preserve his life and safety, and leave him to gripe about missing his chance to fight for freedom for the rest of his days!

Cardie, you are wicked.  I like that in a person.  :devil:

Heh. I was going to say "what Cardie said," but I do that too much. But she always says it so much better, doesn't she?  :devil:
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#10 Mark

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 01:38 AM

Mark: As you see my winking emoticon, I was joking about the "evil Democrats".
I myself wish Ogami, and the Democrats the best of luck with their new jobs. That's no joke.
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#11 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:00 AM

When the bullets start flying, DUCK!  ;)

Seriously, take care of yourself and stay safe.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:37 AM

Here's my advice to Ogami, it may be heavy and cumbersome but leave the insert in your body armor, it will keep you alive.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:23 AM

Take hold Ogami!  May you serve with dignity.
Stay safe and help those in need.  No matter how bad it seems, there are plenty of people who are thankful for your help and dedication.  There are also others who respect what you're trying to do.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 05:59 AM

Thanks for letting us know, Mark. I hope Ogami stays safe and returns to annoy me for many more years. ;) We disagree about most things political, but I respect his having the courage to act on his convictions. And I wish him well.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:55 AM

Good luck, stay safe! We look forward to your perspective from the ground, and thank you for your service.

Maybe we can get a signature graphic about remembering Ex Islers in Iraq? (Are there others?)

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:25 AM

Mark -- Can you get us an address for Ogami, so we can send him care packages?  I'm sure he'll have access to a DVD player, so we could burn his favorite shows, etc. . .  (Hm... After Andromeda, I'm not sure what shows he's into.  Could you find that out, too?)

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#17 Mark

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:40 AM

View PostScottEVill, on Nov 9 2006, 07:25 AM, said:

Mark -- Can you get us an address for Ogami, so we can send him care packages?  I'm sure he'll have access to a DVD player, so we could burn his favorite shows, etc. . .  (Hm... After Andromeda, I'm not sure what shows he's into.  Could you find that out, too?)

Mark: He loves Stargate, and SG:Atlantis. I'll ask him about others, too. Not too sure about an address...I don't think he even knows that, yet, but I'll ask him.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:23 AM

View PostScottEVill, on Nov 9 2006, 08:25 AM, said:

Mark -- Can you get us an address for Ogami, so we can send him care packages?  I'm sure he'll have access to a DVD player, so we could burn his favorite shows, etc. . .  (Hm... After Andromeda, I'm not sure what shows he's into.  Could you find that out, too?)

That's an excellent idea. I'm a technical idiot, but I can send him books and stuff. Hell, I'll even send him Ann Coulter's next book--and with only minimal comments from me in the margins. ;)
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:31 AM

View PostSpectacles, on Nov 9 2006, 08:23 AM, said:

View PostScottEVill, on Nov 9 2006, 08:25 AM, said:

Mark -- Can you get us an address for Ogami, so we can send him care packages?  I'm sure he'll have access to a DVD player, so we could burn his favorite shows, etc. . .  (Hm... After Andromeda, I'm not sure what shows he's into.  Could you find that out, too?)

That's an excellent idea. I'm a technical idiot, but I can send him books and stuff. Hell, I'll even send him Ann Coulter's next book--and with only minimal comments from me in the margins. ;)

Mark: Here the poor guy is going to Hell, and you people are already puttin' on your horns.  :lol:
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:37 AM

:)

No, really, I'm serious. I have an odd, sentimental, confusing-even-to-me attachment to Ogami. We've bickered for many, many years, but I really would like to do something to support him while he's over there. And if that means buying an Ann Coulter book {{shudder}}, well, it's a small sacrifice for me to honor his willingness to serve. I'm totally serious. And I think Ogami knows me well enough to know this. :) And it would delight him to no end to imagine the agony I went through to buy the damned thing for him.  So we're talking mega-morale-booster here.

Edited by Spectacles, 09 November 2006 - 09:38 AM.

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