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 91 
 on: September 15, 2018, 03:28:09 PM 
Started by DocJekyll - Last post by Spam
There are some things that serve no purpose discussing publicly. Instead they should write the appropriate forum.

Don't like colored patches? Write to the National Uniform Committee.
Like colored patches? Write NUC.

Don't like the Flag? Like the Flag? Write NUC.

Don't like black boots? Prefer green boots? Write NUC.

NUC is the only forum after the USAF directs it to direct uniform use. 

In any event, starting a public discussion 5 years before implementation is a waste of time.

Telling me to "ignore the thread" does not solve the problem because when I start CAPTalk this thread is highlighted as "not read."

And before you tell me you have a right to post this and I cannot say anything, I also have the same rights to disagree with this too early discussion.


No, you DO NOT write the NUC directly. There is a procedure in the 39-1 to make uniform change suggestions.
You wanna suggest a change? Put it in writing and follow the procedure.

Just a short comment. The process does work. Based on conversations here on CAP Talk I submitted some cold weather uniform item recommendations for ABUs and they were approved in an update IMC. The NUC was receptive.

You just got to slide into that DM correctly...

 :o



 92 
 on: September 15, 2018, 03:26:47 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Eclipse
There was palpable disappointment on the various news outlets when it became obvious
it would make landfall as "less then a major storm" (ultimately a CAT 2) while
under-breath wishing about "it gaining strength before landfall".

90Mph winds and 8 months of rain is nothing to trifle with, but news outlets already
trying to spin it beyond what it is.
People in the affected areas seem to get complacent about these storms, and the news folks are trying to get these people thinking seriously about what's really in store for them.
I'm unsure of your specific experience with hurricanes/tropical storms, but I have been involved in two - Donna in 1960, and Camille in 1969. The coverage you see on The Weather Channel only give a hint of what's happening on site.

I had a micro-burst come down almost directly on the house last July, that lasted about 1 minute,
and was terrifying enough - I can't imagine what it must be like for that to be sustained for hours to days.

My point was that reality is plenty scary enough without wishing it was worse, etc., but these days
it's all about the clicks, so there you are.

 93 
 on: September 15, 2018, 03:19:02 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Spam

It hearkens back to the basic principles of yellow journalism and marketing their product. If it bleeds it leads was the old saying. Without Xtreme Weather! Then they have less of an exciting product as a specialty Channel.

Plus, it fits with certain political agendas of different stripes. They get disappointed if they can't point to increasingly horrible weather as justification for their points of view and for scoring points against whomever the opposition is.

So tired of it...




 94 
 on: September 15, 2018, 02:56:39 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by PHall
There was palpable disappointment on the various news outlets when it became obvious
it would make landfall as "less then a major storm" (ultimately a CAT 2) while
under-breath wishing about "it gaining strength before landfall".

90Mph winds and 8 months of rain is nothing to trifle with, but news outlets already
trying to spin it beyond what it is.
People in the affected areas seem to get complacent about these storms, and the news folks are trying to get these people thinking seriously about what's really in store for them.
I'm unsure of your specific experience with hurricanes/tropical storms, but I have been involved in two - Donna in 1960, and Camille in 1969. The coverage you see on The Weather Channel only give a hint of what's happening on site.

And even the Weather Channel tends to hype stuff too.

 95 
 on: September 15, 2018, 02:54:39 PM 
Started by DocJekyll - Last post by PHall
There are some things that serve no purpose discussing publicly. Instead they should write the appropriate forum.

Don't like colored patches? Write to the National Uniform Committee.
Like colored patches? Write NUC.

Don't like the Flag? Like the Flag? Write NUC.

Don't like black boots? Prefer green boots? Write NUC.

NUC is the only forum after the USAF directs it to direct uniform use. 

In any event, starting a public discussion 5 years before implementation is a waste of time.

Telling me to "ignore the thread" does not solve the problem because when I start CAPTalk this thread is highlighted as "not read."

And before you tell me you have a right to post this and I cannot say anything, I also have the same rights to disagree with this too early discussion.


No, you DO NOT write the NUC directly. There is a procedure in the 39-1 to make uniform change suggestions.
You wanna suggest a change? Put it in writing and follow the procedure.

 96 
 on: September 15, 2018, 02:24:26 PM 
Started by DocJekyll - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ! ! !

 :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:



 97 
 on: September 15, 2018, 02:20:12 PM 
Started by DocJekyll - Last post by Gunsotsu

That's probably pretty likely. But, it might make them stick around after going senior.  :)

Retention is just as important as recruiting.

This tired trope again? The "senior members are here so they can cosplay" argument. Any senior member who bases their involvement on what fancy frock they get to wear is a detriment to this organization.
 

 98 
 on: September 15, 2018, 02:04:44 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by SarDragon
There was palpable disappointment on the various news outlets when it became obvious
it would make landfall as "less then a major storm" (ultimately a CAT 2) while
under-breath wishing about "it gaining strength before landfall".

90Mph winds and 8 months of rain is nothing to trifle with, but news outlets already
trying to spin it beyond what it is.
People in the affected areas seem to get complacent about these storms, and the news folks are trying to get these people thinking seriously about what's really in store for them.
I'm unsure of your specific experience with hurricanes/tropical storms, but I have been involved in two - Donna in 1960, and Camille in 1969. The coverage you see on The Weather Channel only give a hint of what's happening on site.

 99 
 on: September 15, 2018, 01:55:43 PM 
Started by DocJekyll - Last post by Nick
My over / under would be that no cadet today will ever wear OCP as a cadet.
I agree and Iíll take the over.

 100 
 on: September 15, 2018, 01:55:18 PM 
Started by DocJekyll - Last post by SarDragon
OK, folks (no names, this time), let's keep it civil.

If you disagree, that's fine. But don't try to change everyone else's mind; just read and move on. Or just move on.

If you are on your phone reading this stuff, it's two clicks to mark the thread read. On my computer, it's about the same.

"Lighten up, Francis!"

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