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Old 05-19-2017, 12:03 AM   #3721
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:23 PM   #3722
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I was perusing the MSN homepage for news stories and an article about the military organization I served in shows up. It originally comes from Business Insider. It looks like it could be a recruiting vehicle; but, doesn't say it's sponsored or a paid advertisement. The military has been complaining about being stretched too thin and I'm wondering if this article was somehow finagled.

Many articles about my old organization have been written before; but, the timing is awkward and writing suspicious on this one. It certainly struck me as weird to find it in with the news articles. See what you think:

Why Green Berets are the smartest, most lethal fighters in the world
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:01 AM   #3723
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It's certainly a complimentary fluff piece, possibly the Army wanted it because all the press the SEALs have been getting the last couple years.
But I doubt they had to pay him just ask a favor, with all his military connections through Duffel Blog and wtf,over.
On the other hand he may be a crook, you know, living in San Clemente and all.
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:53 PM   #3724
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Man Gets Home Confinement After Robbing Bank to Get Away from Wife

Lawrence John Ripple, who wanted to go to prison to get away from his wife, has instead been sentenced to six months home confinement and 50 hours of community service for bank robbery on Tuesday, said federal prosecutors.

The 71-year-old Ripple pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery in January, and originally faced 37 months in prison. readers might remember his name. We previously wrote about him and the Sept. 2., 2016, robbery. The FBI said he walked into a bank, and gave the teller a note: “I have a gun give me your cash.” Ripple got $2,924 for the effort, but instead of running, he stayed, and gave himself up to authorities.

Why did the would-be bank robber do it? FBI Special Agent Eric Beltz said that Ripple told investigators his motive: the Ripple marriage hit a rough spot.

“During the post Miranda interview, Ripple relayed that he and his wife had an argument at home and Ripple no longer wanted to be in the situation. Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife Remedios Ripple and told her he’d rather be in jail than at home. Ripple then walked to the bank and robbed it.”
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:26 PM   #3725
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Remember the video of the Hummvees freefalling out of the sky?

Soldier charged in Humvees’ free-fall

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