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Name: Danny
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Hometown: Arizona
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I'm an owner/operator long haul truck driver out of Arizona. My truck is a 2018 Peterbilt 389 long nose with the full size sleeper that's loaded with the latest technology. It has the Detroit engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller RTLO 18918B 18 speed transmission. I love the nomadic lifestyle and to top it off, I get paid to see the beauty of this country! Keep on truckin. I am also a U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) MOS 1345, with 35 years of service to our country. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis.

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Eveyone on DU,

please change your avatar to the Ukrainian flag to support the brave Ukrainian people.

Thank you.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sat Feb 26, 2022, 03:08 PM (37 replies)

Russia's credit rating cut to junk by S&P as other agencies mull or take downgrade action


Russia’s credit rating was cut to junk by S&P Global Ratings, part of a wide review by all major rating agencies to grade the soundness of the gas-exporting giant’s financial health after the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Moody’s Investors Service, meanwhile, said late Friday it has placed Russia’s and Ukraine’s credit ratings on review for possible downgrades, again to speculative, or junk, ratings for Russia.

S&P joined Fitch Ratings in downgrading Ukraine.

The war, which entered its third day Saturday as Russian troops reportedly pushed into the capital Kyiv, has prompted the U.S. and allies to impose sanctions on Russia. President Joe Biden also sanctioned Vladimir Putin’s own finances and those of several key aides.

And the walls keep closing in on Putin.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sat Feb 26, 2022, 11:59 AM (1 replies)

Did anyone else here notice that throughout Pres. Biden's address to the nation

that not once did he refer to Putin as Pres. Putin? Not once, which is a huge slap at Putin.

Good job Pres. Biden in calling out, in very blunt terms, Putin's illegal invasion.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:32 PM (38 replies)

Just a quick note before I hit the road,

Thank you everyone for the hearts, DU and all the members are wonderful.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Tue Feb 15, 2022, 08:59 AM (2 replies)

Ok fellow DUer's,

it's been a fun time here on DU, but I have to get back to work, ergo, my agent has gotten me a load from Ontario, CA to Newark, NJ, so I will be out of touch for a while.

To all the DUer's, Peace be with all of you and your families and I will be thinking of you all.

Signing off for now.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sat Jan 1, 2022, 02:53 PM (32 replies)

Love this.

Democratic lawmaker slams Jim Jordan as a 'traitor' over his text to Mark Meadows that outlined a legal theory of how Mike Pence could challenge the 2020 election results

Rep. Ruben Gallego lambasted Rep. Jim Jordan in a Wednesday evening interview after the Republican congressman confirmed that he sent a text to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on January 5, saying that then-Vice President Mike Pence "should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all."

In an appearance on MSNBC, Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona, called Jordan "a traitor."

"He's a traitor to the Constitution of the United States. He has been a traitor to the Constitution of the United States for quite a while. And now we actually have it in text," Gallego continued. "But we shouldn't be surprised, and why is anybody surprised?"

The text that the Ohio lawmaker sent to Meadows on January 5 was a forwarded message from Joseph Schmitz, a conservative lawyer and former inspector general at the Defense Department, Jordan's office confirmed to Politico earlier Wednesday.


Telling it like it is.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Thu Dec 16, 2021, 12:14 PM (7 replies)

Wisconsin police department releases footage it says exonerates officer accused of planting evidence

A Wisconsin police department released video apparently exonerating one of its officers after a social media post accused him of planting evidence..

Hours after a Twitter user accused a Wisconsin police officer of planting evidence, the Village of Caledonia Police Department released body camera footage it said disputed the accuser's account. Law enforcement said officers stopped a vehicle on Wednesday at approximately 3:22 p.m. for traveling at 63 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. Moments later, officers removed the driver and rear passengers from the vehicle, and following a pat down of one of the men, they located an "empty corner tear" plastic bag that did not contain narcotics, police added.

The department said the searching officer handed the baggie to another officer, who then turned the baggie over to the officer seen on camera, who placed the empty baggie in the vehicle as a means of discarding it.

"The front seat passenger tells the officer that his actions are on video, and the officer replies that he is also recording the incident," Christopher Botsch, chief of police, wrote in the department's Facebook post on Saturday. "The officer acknowledges to the front seat passenger that he (officer) put the item there and explains that it was taken from one of the passengers and the officer did not want to 'hold on to it.' Essentially, he appears to be discarding the empty baggie."


This is exactly why all law enforcement officers should be wearing body cameras, in this case, it exonerates the officer.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:33 PM (13 replies)

Anyone catch the Dodgers/Giants game last night?

As soon as Will Smith's bat connected in the bottom of the 9th inning, I could just tell by the crack of the bat that the ball was long gone.
What a hell of a way to end the game.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:40 PM (9 replies)

Here's a story about 3 bad cops that will get your blood boiling.

These 3 pieces of shit are psychopaths.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:44 PM (4 replies)

Here's a heart warming story, something other than the constant strife by the repigs.

Baby Deer Trapped in Sewer Grate Rescued While Mother Stands Nearby.

On Monday, a scary story came to a happy resolution when a fawn in North Olmsted, Ohio found itself stuck inside a sewer grate, requiring a team of officers and local officials to set it free.

According to a recent Facebook post from the North Olmsted Police Department, the owner of local Sittoo's Restaurant originally reported the trapped baby deer to authorities. He explained that the fawn was "stuck in a sewer grate behind the business" and that it "wasn't able to free itself."

A crew of officers headed to the scene, along with employees from the city's Service Department. Eventually, "they were able to work together to free the baby."

Photos posted to Facebook show the heartbreaking scene, in which the baby deer is found with the lower half of its body trapped in the grate. Its front legs rest bent on the ground next to its head.


It's stories like this that help restore my faith in my fellow humans.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Thu Jun 3, 2021, 03:48 PM (2 replies)
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