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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Green Side Out! Brown Side Out!


Anybody out there in the Marines long enough ago  to know what that phrase signifies?


All is chaos here:

Some German General , and I can't remember his name, said "Order, Counter Order, Disorder!"

He was right.

My wife is back and we are all embroiled in this big imbroglio at the moment.  I'll be back when the dust settles.

Let me leave you with this recent interview on Fox News.  Bill Binney knows what's going on. His partial resume is on the post before this one.







10 comments:

  1. green/brown side refers to the issued shelter halves' colors, the exposed side of which was determined by commanders at each bivouac according to terrain and vegetation. The attendant USMC ditty was "Brown side out, green side out. Run in circles, scream and shout!"

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    1. You're right. My Uncle was a Marine in WW2 and Korea. He gave me one of the issue shelter halves from that period, and it was indeed green on one side, brown on the other. In one of my PCS moves, it didn't make it to my new duty station, along with a Japanese Imperial Marines forage cap my Uncle also gave me.

      In my day, green side out, brown side out referred to the helmet cover. Whenever there was any kind of inspection, parade, or whatever, there was a constant stream of contradictory directions on which side of the helmet cover to display. "Green side out, Brown side out" got to be a disgusted expression for any situation that was FUBAR.

      There was a Marine Major who retired in the mid seventies and wrote four little books about Marine Corps life. His name was Duncan. Two of the four books took their titles fro that ditty you quoted.

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  2. Harry,

    Big Brother is always listening!

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    1. I'm sure that's true. Must be a lot of data stored somewhere, with millions upon millions of people all over the world being wire taped, and having their email captured.

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  3. Having been involved in many a family brouhaha while my ailing mother still lived, I learned early on to stay out of it until the dust settled. Wind up with fewer bruises that way.

    Sandy is right - they are always listening. I doubt there is anything we can do about it at the stage. The Powers That Be can tell us they don't spy on all of us, but we already know they lie.

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    1. Absolute, total disruption of the normal routine of life. And the older you are, the harder that is to deal with.

      Your point is one I've been pondering. If we know they are spying on us, and they don't even deny it, then how come the MSM keeps dragging out these old fools to tell us they aren't? Makes no sense.

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  4. It's good you have your wife back. Where was she? I thought she retired. Possibly visiting other family?

    I'm in the middle of midterms. I'm so ready for today to be over with. They are a pretty good group though.

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    1. Alissa, my grown children came down to visit the first week of January, they stayed two weeks and then she went back to the city they live in to stay with my daughter and help out. My daughter has been sick a lot lately. Then she came back, stayed here one night, and had to go over to the county her mom lived in. She's still there until the dust settles.

      I know you are ready for Spring break. I hope they get one at the college you teach in.

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