What is Something You Refuse to do on Quora?

Posted 28Oct2017. I have an interest in Quora that could be best described as “fickle” at times. There are days when I will get stuck reading answers and feel like participating in the exchange of knowledge and perspective, and others when I avoid the repetitious baiting as they are often on the same level of …

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What is the most racist thing someone has said to you?

(Note - this was a very challenging question and difficult answer to post. Before you comment, think real hard about my possible response.) Posted 1Aug2017. Please keep in mind that my answer applies to me and me alone. You have your experiences and perspective, I have mine… There are a ton of things that I suppose would be considered “racist,” if …

Why doesn’t ISIS have more success shooting down helicopters?

Posted 17Jun2017. Because they [redacted]… The following is not to disparage the OP [original poster]: See, this is the problem with some questions here on Quora - some of the questions may seem benign but is disconcerting, to a certain extent. There is one anecdotal, yet relevant, story from the Second World War of a certain Congressman - Andrew May - …

Why do people glorify soldiers when they are just merciless murderers?

Posted 6Aug2017. 94 Medevac missions and 718.2 hours over 24 months of deployments to Iraq. Countless Iraqi police, army, civilians, and insurgents stabilized and transported to medical facilities for injuries ranging from eye injuries, gunshot wounds, blunt-object trauma, and shrapnel… sometimes in weather that was questionable, and always over territory where we were valued targets. Was I a “merciless …

More Interference

Taking a break from my daily scheduled posts, I have an observation (or two) to share… Facebook strains my patience – it really does. I have recently watched some of the most asinine arguments unfold in a slow display of pettiness and frivolity. Vapid is an appropriate word. Professional debates… political debates… ethical debates…All of …

What’s the best picture taken of you and why do you think it’s the best?

Posted 24Jul2017. This has proven to be a bit more challenging than I thought, due to the important stages of my life. However, every picture will have less than 1000 words: Thin and somewhat smugly confident, this picture captured how I felt in having accomplished several goals in my life within a year: joining the Army to …

A Bit of an Explanation

I've been reposting a lot of my answers on Quora in an effort to consolidate much of my own writing, but one answer in particular needs to be addressed: "What was the first question that got you "hooked" on Quora and why?" Posted 9Aug2017 Because Quora removed the “details” feature, I will clarify here… For …