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Dicks, Fire, and Memes: TBT - SSG Corey Calkins Ladies and gentlemen, gather round the campfire as we light up your field day celebrations with a celebration of our own. That’s right, it’s time to throw this thing back to February 2010. A simpler time, a time before David Petraeus locked his knees at a senate hearing, and back when you could still tinkle on dead Taliban. omgtakemebackkkk⠀ ⠀ Today we’re talking about every Marine from 6th Reggie’s favorite little town in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. marjahmarjahmarjah⠀ ⠀ What many of you may not know, however, is that them Gyrenes weren’t the only ones with their dicks in the dirt giving Terry the ol’ whatfor. Case in point, the subject of today’s OAF TBT; Staff Sgt Corey Calkins aka CashMoneyCorey⠀ ⠀ While serving as a weapons sergeant for ODA 3121, Cake Crushin’ Calkins was part of the coalition push through Marjah. On 18 February 2010, he led an assault of ANA troops against a platoon-sized element of Taliban fuckbois at a key intersection near the bazaar in Marjah. While under intense small arms, RPG, and mortar fire, Corey the Cockslapper charged the enemy position like a robust lesbian hopped up on Jack Daniels in a domestic dispute; inspiring his ANA troops to follow and overwhelm the Taliban position. TakeTheirShoes⠀ ⠀ After locking down the intersection and surrounding positions, Corey continued to fuck Terry six ways to Sunday by voluntarily continuing to drive the man-titty-havin’ soyboys out of smalls arms and RPG range so three critically wounded Marines could be evacuated. He aggressively pursued the enemy hotter than the homies in Tekashi 69’s cell block are pursuing his butthole. LemmeTugOnYoDickALilWhile⠀ ⠀ For his actions that day, SSG Calkins was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and earned himself a lifetime supply of bummed cigs, fat pinches of dip, and near-beers from every Marine in the Ghan. ThereGoesMyHero ⠀ ⠀
Dicks, Fire, and Memes: TBT - SSG Corey Calkins Ladies and gentlemen, gather round the campfire as we light up your field day celebrations with a celebration of our own. That’s right, it’s time to throw this thing back to February 2010. A simpler time, a time before David Petraeus locked his knees at a senate hearing, and back when you could still tinkle on dead Taliban. omgtakemebackkkk⠀ ⠀ Today we’re talking about every Marine from 6th Reggie’s favorite little town in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. marjahmarjahmarjah⠀ ⠀ What many of you may not know, however, is that them Gyrenes weren’t the only ones with their dicks in the dirt giving Terry the ol’ whatfor. Case in point, the subject of today’s OAF TBT; Staff Sgt Corey Calkins aka CashMoneyCorey⠀ ⠀ While serving as a weapons sergeant for ODA 3121, Cake Crushin’ Calkins was part of the coalition push through Marjah. On 18 February 2010, he led an assault of ANA troops against a platoon-sized element of Taliban fuckbois at a key intersection near the bazaar in Marjah. While under intense small arms, RPG, and mortar fire, Corey the Cockslapper charged the enemy position like a robust lesbian hopped up on Jack Daniels in a domestic dispute; inspiring his ANA troops to follow and overwhelm the Taliban position. TakeTheirShoes⠀ ⠀ After locking down the intersection and surrounding positions, Corey continued to fuck Terry six ways to Sunday by voluntarily continuing to drive the man-titty-havin’ soyboys out of smalls arms and RPG range so three critically wounded Marines could be evacuated. He aggressively pursued the enemy hotter than the homies in Tekashi 69’s cell block are pursuing his butthole. LemmeTugOnYoDickALilWhile⠀ ⠀ For his actions that day, SSG Calkins was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and earned himself a lifetime supply of bummed cigs, fat pinches of dip, and near-beers from every Marine in the Ghan. ThereGoesMyHero ⠀ ⠀

TBT - SSG Corey Calkins Ladies and gentlemen, gather round the campfire as we light up your field day celebrations with a celebration of our...

Celtic, Driving, and Heaven: Adrian Bott @Cavalorn Follow l did some research into 'the veil between the worlds' a while back. Not a single example of a pre-Victorian use 5:53 AM -30 Oct 2017 53 Retweets 115 Likes O@ ⑤ 垂線) Iweet your reply Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 12h Replying to @Cavalorn The concept of 'thin places' (where the 'veil between worlds' is thin) was even worse - deemed 'ancient Celtic', actually invented in 1938. 2 26 51 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Obviously if 'the veil between worlds' is a Victorian invention then the belief that Samhain is when 'the veil is thinnest' is equally bogus 1 8 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Currently trying to track down the earliest reference to Samhain being the time when the veil grows thin'. Suspect it will be in 1970s. 10 2 28 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The fact that we unwittingly view ancient seasonal celebrations through a lens of 19th century Spiritualist Christianity is a big deal to me 1 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Marking Samhain as 'the time when the veil grows thin' isn't perpetuating Old Ways, it's misrepresenting them 1 6 25 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h So far as I can tell, 'the veil' as a theological concept began as 'the veil between Earth and Heaven' & was co-opted into Spiritualism.. 4 6 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h in which context it served an almost theatric role as the barrier between the desired-for ectoplasmic manifestations & the attendees 4 13 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Point I'm driving at is that this belief that mortal & spirit worlds were divided by a 'veil' is COMPLETELY ABSENT from such lore as we have 1 7 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The insistence that the earthly & mortal is in one place & the spiritual & eternal is in another is being IMPOSED on the old traditions Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Nowadays we don't think of spirits' or Gods' realms as physical places, but as planes'. But back then, the Gods lived on Mount Olympus. 1 3 15 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Heaven was believed to be as physical as Earth. Hell could be reached through openings in rocks. The whole cosmology was different. 4 18 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Human experience of the world was such that the place where the Gods lived was imagined to be a place like this, only not near here. 3 3 9 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Of course, now that the Earth is mapped, we needed to imagine otherworlds as 'higher planes'. It was the only place for the unknown to be. 3 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The idea of superimposition, borrowed from photography, was a convenient analogy for how people thought the spirit world interacted w/ ours. 4 17 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The less magical the world was believed to be, the more it became necessary to posit a division between us and the realms of wonder. 2 9 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Hence the Spiritualist concept of the Veil, born of parlour room seances & now retrospectively cast as a key element of Samhain. 10 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h But here's the thing. The Sidhe, the 'people of the mounds', were believed to live in the mounds. The tumuli. A *physical* reality. 2 4 16 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h There was no pious division of things into the mundane & the spiritual; the idea of the mundane hadn't been invented yet. 1 5 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h Mundanity is a product of modernity, and the Spirit Realm behind its sodding Veil was only imagined as a necessary contrast (& salve) to it. 8 23 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h In summary, Samhain is not a time when the Veil grows thin, because there never was a Veil in the old tales, and magic was *everywhere*. 4 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h This isn't meant as snark or cynicism. People learn this stuff and pass it on in good faith. Just please interrogate what you inherit, ok'? 2 3 19 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h It's not necessary to buy into the whole 19thC metaphysical hooha of a Veil in order to appreciate the tales of, say, fairie folk riding. 2 8 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h And there's certainly no suggestion that the trolls who descend from their fastnesses on that night do so because the pesky Veil is thin. 2 7 <p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote> <p>THIS. ^^ </p> <p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p> </blockquote>
Celtic, Driving, and Heaven: Adrian Bott
 @Cavalorn
 Follow
 l did some research into 'the veil between the
 worlds' a while back. Not a single example of
 a pre-Victorian use
 5:53 AM -30 Oct 2017
 53 Retweets 115 Likes O@ ⑤
 垂線)
 Iweet your reply
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 12h
 Replying to @Cavalorn
 The concept of 'thin places' (where the 'veil between worlds' is thin) was even
 worse - deemed 'ancient Celtic', actually invented in 1938.
 2
 26
 51
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Obviously if 'the veil between worlds' is a Victorian invention then the belief that
 Samhain is when 'the veil is thinnest' is equally bogus
 1
 8
 21
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Currently trying to track down the earliest reference to Samhain being the time
 when the veil grows thin'. Suspect it will be in 1970s.
 10
 2 28

 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 The fact that we unwittingly view ancient seasonal celebrations through a lens
 of 19th century Spiritualist Christianity is a big deal to me
 1
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Marking Samhain as 'the time when the veil grows thin' isn't perpetuating Old
 Ways, it's misrepresenting them
 1
 6
 25
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 So far as I can tell, 'the veil' as a theological concept began as 'the veil between
 Earth and Heaven' & was co-opted into Spiritualism..
 4
 6
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 in which context it served an almost theatric role as the barrier between the
 desired-for ectoplasmic manifestations & the attendees
 4
 13
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Point I'm driving at is that this belief that mortal & spirit worlds were divided by a
 'veil' is COMPLETELY ABSENT from such lore as we have
 1
 7
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 The insistence that the earthly & mortal is in one place & the spiritual & eternal is
 in another is being IMPOSED on the old traditions
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Nowadays we don't think of spirits' or Gods' realms as physical places, but as
 planes'. But back then, the Gods lived on Mount Olympus.
 1
 3
 15

 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Heaven was believed to be as physical as Earth. Hell could be reached through
 openings in rocks. The whole cosmology was different.
 4
 18
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Human experience of the world was such that the place where the Gods lived
 was imagined to be a place like this, only not near here.
 3
 3
 9
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Of course, now that the Earth is mapped, we needed to imagine otherworlds as
 'higher planes'. It was the only place for the unknown to be.
 3
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 The idea of superimposition, borrowed from photography, was a convenient
 analogy for how people thought the spirit world interacted w/ ours.
 4
 17
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 The less magical the world was believed to be, the more it became necessary to
 posit a division between us and the realms of wonder.
 2
 9
 21
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Hence the Spiritualist concept of the Veil, born of parlour room seances & now
 retrospectively cast as a key element of Samhain.
 10
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 But here's the thing. The Sidhe, the 'people of the mounds', were believed to
 live in the mounds. The tumuli. A *physical* reality.
 2
 4
 16

 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 There was no pious division of things into the mundane & the spiritual; the idea
 of the mundane hadn't been invented yet.
 1
 5
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 Mundanity is a product of modernity, and the Spirit Realm behind its sodding
 Veil was only imagined as a necessary contrast (& salve) to it.
 8
 23
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 In summary, Samhain is not a time when the Veil grows thin, because there
 never was a Veil in the old tales, and magic was *everywhere*.
 4
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 This isn't meant as snark or cynicism. People learn this stuff and pass it on in
 good faith. Just please interrogate what you inherit, ok'?
 2
 3
 19
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h
 It's not necessary to buy into the whole 19thC metaphysical hooha of a Veil in
 order to appreciate the tales of, say, fairie folk riding.
 2
 8
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h
 And there's certainly no suggestion that the trolls who descend from their
 fastnesses on that night do so because the pesky Veil is thin.
 2
 7
<p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote>
<p>THIS. ^^ </p>
<p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaser...

Africa, America, and Drinking: ooo T-Mobile LTE 11:11 AM 4196 D + A common and seemingly reasonable argument for white pride or white nationalism is "why can't I be proud of my culture?" Well, you can. Always have been able to. We have Irish pride celebrations, we have German drinking festivals, we have Serbian food festivals. Any European culture you can think of has multiple organizations in North America dedicated to taking pride in their heritage and NO ONE gives them shit for it. But, you see, when you start talking "white pride, that's not a culture. That's a skin colour. There is no white culture, never was. There is no pan-European culture, never was. Europe is a continent, not a culture or ethnicity. Now, some of you are probably about to go "But wait! Black pride! How is that okay?" Well, easy. Go find a black person and ask them if their ancestors were slaves. When you find one who says "yes", proceed to ask them "what country in Africa were your ancestors from?" Do you know what their answer will probably be? "I don't know." This is because their culture was taken from them. It was beaten out of them. They were enslaved, Christianized, and then white washed. The one unifying feature they have as a people is that history of slavery and that history of being black. They can't have Liberian pride, or Congolese pride, or "insert African country" pride because they have no fucking idea where their ancestors came from other than the broad region of West Africa Meanwhile us white people can often trace our ancestors to specific cities and regions. I can trace my mother's maiden name to a single fucking village in Ireland. I know where I came from. I don't have white culture, I have Irish culture. So that's why white pride makes you an asshole but black pride actually makes sense. lynati:Unsourced screencap making the rounds on Facebook.
Africa, America, and Drinking: ooo T-Mobile LTE
 11:11 AM
 4196 D +
 A common and seemingly reasonable argument for white
 pride or white nationalism is "why can't I be proud of my
 culture?"
 Well, you can. Always have been able to. We have Irish
 pride celebrations, we have German drinking festivals, we
 have Serbian food festivals. Any European culture you can
 think of has multiple organizations in North America
 dedicated to taking pride in their heritage and NO ONE
 gives them shit for it.
 But, you see, when you start talking "white pride, that's
 not a culture. That's a skin colour. There is no white
 culture, never was. There is no pan-European culture,
 never was. Europe is a continent, not a culture or ethnicity.
 Now, some of you are probably about to go "But wait!
 Black pride! How is that okay?" Well, easy. Go find a black
 person and ask them if their ancestors were slaves. When
 you find one who says "yes", proceed to ask them "what
 country in Africa were your ancestors from?" Do you know
 what their answer will probably be? "I don't know." This is
 because their culture was taken from them. It was beaten
 out of them. They were enslaved, Christianized, and then
 white washed. The one unifying feature they have as a
 people is that history of slavery and that history of being
 black. They can't have Liberian pride, or Congolese pride,
 or "insert African country" pride because they have no
 fucking idea where their ancestors came from other than
 the broad region of West Africa
 Meanwhile us white people can often trace our ancestors
 to specific cities and regions. I can trace my mother's
 maiden name to a single fucking village in Ireland. I know
 where I came from. I don't have white culture, I have Irish
 culture.
 So that's why white pride makes you an asshole but black
 pride actually makes sense.
lynati:Unsourced screencap making the rounds on Facebook.

lynati:Unsourced screencap making the rounds on Facebook.