Terminal Lance – Vaxed

April 11, 2021

An article hit CNN yesterday that stated 40% of active duty Marines have thus far refused the COVID-19 vaccine (presumably after being offered). Anecdotally, this seems to line up with what people are telling me from the LCPL Underground in their platoons, shops and sections.

Ironically, a lot of Marines are really concerned about the potential health consequences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Keep in mind, this is the same group of people who volunteered to enlist, potentially go to war, and got injected with everything under the sun during their first week at bootcamp with no questions asked. This is the same group of people with practically zero inhibitions while sober, who will fuck any willing, wet hole, who line up outside of BAS every Monday with a new sore on their genitals for Doc to look at, who are concerned about what could be in the vaccine.


Frankly I was surprised that this was even optional. Before I went to Iraq, I had to get all kinds of horrid injections and vaccines (anthrax, smallpox). No one enjoyed it, but no one cared either.

There is so much misinformation flying around and rampant conspiracy theories these days that frankly it’s disheartening. For what it’s worth, if you’re a Marine reading this, the vaccine is safe and effective. I just got the second dose yesterday. I have so far only received ONE unskippible ad for XBOX beamed directly to my occipital lobe. It wasn’t that bad.

For real though, a shot to the arm with minimal side effects is a lot better than being laid out with COVID for a week. As well, you get the vaccine to protect others, not just yourself. I suppose I’m old fashioned, I still believe that there’s some part of all Marines that enlist because they believe in their civic duty to protect the country.

You, a healthy young male or female with a 98% chance of survival will probably be fine if you catch COVID (in the long run). You will also likely be even more fine getting the vaccine. However, there are people with chronic health conditions, disabilities, etc, that prevent them from being able to get the COVID vaccine OR catching the disease itself. As a nation, we all need to become immune and squash out the viral menace for the sake of those that aren’t as fortunate as us to be so healthy.

It is as simple as that.

No one has paid me to say any of this, I just really believe in getting over this fucking pandemic because I want to go back to the bars sooner than later.

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Terminal Lance “Paying it Forward”

October 25, 2016

I’m sure most of you by now have seen the issue regarding the California National Guard and their fraudulent bonuses being paid out, and consequently forced to pay back.

The TL;DR of it is that the California National Guard handed out reenlistment bonuses during OIF/OEF without properly qualifying the bonuses, resulting in $70 million of bonuses being passed out illegally. While there were a select few members actually guilty of fraud in this situation, the vast majority of these guys had no idea they weren’t supposed to get the bonuses.

Probably the most disturbing aspect of this situation isn’t even that this happened at all. Waste, abuse and mismanagment happen all the time in the military due to incompetence, but that the solution was to simply demand the money back 10 years later. I can’t imagine the mindset, likely alcohol induced, that would consider this at or even near the top of all options. Like how big of a piece of shit do you need to be to just jump straight to this without even thinking to yourself “maybe we should take this issue up the chain of command and find a solution that makes sense” before demanding and roughly fucking over thousands of veterans that did nothing wrong.

Of course anyone that’s had a run-in with their paycheck knows this is par for the course. The Marine Corps mistakenly over-pays people all the time, then demands the money back once they find the error by reducing your next paychecks accordingly. In 2016 I’m not even sure how this happens, but it happens all the time.

At this point, even the President is paying attention, and the issue is likely to get fixed. However, who is to say that anything would have changed had the story not broken in the LA Times last week. It is painfully obvious that the only reason anyone cares now is because they were caught.

Anyway, I don’t normally cover National Guard or Army issues, but this flagrant green weenie hate-fucking was too obtuse even for me.

On a side note, I’m sure you noticed that over the week we’ve been featuring some new writers. If you missed it, head over to the Opinion section and check it out! We got some great stuff going, with more to come! I’m actually still overseas, and officially engaged as of last week, which is why I haven’t been posting in a very timely manner.

I hope she knows I don’t get BAH anymore.