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Hansenmann

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#61
Yeah, aren't the Danes supposed to be the happiest people on earth? That's what the census polls indicate.

So, if you have to pay for the food you eat the Danish military, does it at least taste good/healthy? In the US mil the food is free (well, its paid for if you are active duty) but they make it taste like shit (cheapest ingredients they can find, bland/no flavor) so you don't want to eat very much of it, hahaha... They put out the best food in boot camp so that when all the parents come to see their children graduate, they see that everyone is eating right and well taken care of. Hahaha... It gets progressively worse from there on out. Unless someone with stars on their shoulders shows up, then we all play pretend, smiles and all.

Americans need to copy the Euro style of consumption. Smaller portions of very healthy food. Slow down and enjoy what you are eating.

I thank God every time I see an MRE. I actually like the new MREs, they are a lot better than they were in the 80/90's (yeah, scouts, etc). No more cigarettes though, BYOC... The Frenchie version looks very good too. Pâte can make your boot taste good though, hahaha... Ahh, picnics with my Ex in the park with pâte, good bread, cheese, wine, chocolate... Yeah we ate good. I was always cooking for her though...
The food is probably different depending on which base you are at.
At my base, it was really good (better than anything I could cook myself). It was usually pretty healthy, sometimes there would be unhealthy food but there was always a healthy alternative.
They made some excellent desserts.
 

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I'd say the Brit Army eats best. I mean they have got a corps where you train to be a civilian qualified chef, the Army catering corps. As a junior or apprentice, you do one week military training and one week learning to cater. After two years you pass out with a city and guilds of London. The barracks, st Omer is in Aldershot. Half the instructors are military and the other half civilians. You then go back for advanced qualifications.

Of course a soldier is never happy and you were nickname slop jockey etc. But anyone who has been in the Brit army and then gets a taste of the legion's culinary delights is in for a shock.
 

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Potato, nice to have your back. And I respect you giving as info, but why your name isn't green?
As soon as TomatoPotato provides the proof that he has been asked for his name will be in green, no problem. It's just that after those who claim on the internet, facebook and the rest, to be current, or ex, or reservist legionnaires we can't take any chances.
 

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Potato, nice to have your back. And I respect you giving as info, but why your name isn't green?
OMG... :rolleyes: The same guy who's making comments like "Oh c'mon, how could you get fooled by impostors?" is now asking why a guy popping up on the board and claiming to be in the REP doesn't immediately get his status and name colour changed. Dusaboss, get laid, get drunk, do something, but get a life... Spending too much time on the Cervens board is not good for you.
 

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OMG... :rolleyes: The same guy who's making comments like "Oh c'mon, how could you get fooled by impostors?" is now asking why a guy popping up on the board and claiming to be in the REP doesn't immediately get his status and name colour changed. .
With the current situation, that question is totally logical. It's not the problem of one getting his name green too easily (now probably the process would become so complicated that many will just give up and stick with blue). It's the problem of one posting so many msgs for a long period of time and nobody smelling anything fishy. An that is not question only for moderators.
It easy to say now "If I was a leganar and been here at the time I would bust a guy" ... but I really would. :cool:
On other hand not many guys spend that much time on this forum as me :). And you are right, I should do something with my life.
 

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(...) (now probably the process would become so complicated that many will just give up and stick with blue). (...)
That's a good point and that is indeed the potentially negative side effect of trying to make the verification process as ‘waterproof’ as possible on the web. If some real current or ex-legionnaires don't want to go through it, fine, but in that case they'll remain on the board as regular members.
I've applied a new verification protocol for two members, Enjolras (2e REP) and DownAnOut (1er REC). It's a bit cumbersome and lengthy, but it works.
 
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Joe,

Sadly there is no longer a Catering Corps. It is all done by outside contractors (possibly Sodexo). The food is very poor indeed and complaints are legion. The military are really pissed off with this.

In my day the Brylcreem Boys (RAF) had the best food. RM/RN food was good and Army reasonable. But in those days as you know we had dedicated chefs and a victualing officer responsible for provision purchasing. We had little need to complain. Our MoD should revert to the old sysem.
 

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I watched some video about US airmen living quarters. Man, that some luxury (for army) also I watched video (aegean, no I didn't served US army :)) that guys on submarine have best food as compensation for lack of space. Chas, is that case with UK submarines too?
 
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In that book about the 2 REP, the author is told that if he ever got the chance to eat with the Legion to take the opportunity. Of course he did get the chance and wrote a glowing report on his experience.
... and then I spent an hour researching prostitution in Europe, and the world, and it blew my mind... Hahaha... My little ‘puritanical’ American mind, hahaha....
France abolished all brothels in 1946 fellas. In 2003 it was made illegal for a prostitute to advertise their services in public. In 2013 it was made illegal to pay for the act of coitus. They prosecute not the prostitute, but the person that hires their services. Legal to the East or the West though. And if you really want to live on the 'wild side', check out Germany. Very interesting reading, I can say I learned something today.
 

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(...) And if you really want to live on the 'wild side', check out Germany. Very interesting reading, I can say I learned something today.
Yes, Spain (funny when you remember how prostitution and sex in general were very much frowned upon up until the mid-70s under Franco's regime, when the Catholic Church was still very influent), Germany and the famous “Eros centersâ€￾, The Netherlands too, and Amsterdam in particular with the Red Light district that has become like a tourist attraction, with ladies exposing themselves behind windows in minimal clothes so the ‘client’ can make a choice from the street and decide to get inside (I mean inside the house... :D) or not, etc. Our Danish members could also tell us about their superb country and their superb ‘professionals’... Well... That is if you like 6' tall, blond girls which is not my cup of tea...
Anyway, how Puritan some parts of the US can be, you have the same sort of ‘entertainment’ in places like Las Vegas or Nevada in general, no? I've also seen ‘interesting’ things in Miami or Houston. Now for sure, if you live in the middle of Iowa...
 

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(...) Well... That is if you like 6' tall, blond girls which is not my cup of tea... (...)
Yep, we know that you are more of a coffee drinker. [emoji4]
I was too when I was younger. Strange how taste is changing over years.
 

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I watched some video about US airmen living quarters. Man, that some luxury (for army) also I watched video (aegean, no I didn't served US army :)) that guys on submarine have best food as compensation for lack of space. Chas, is that case with UK submarines too?
Culinary specialists (cooks) on board American submarines prepare some of the best food in any military. They are often sent to train at the Culinary Institute of America.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Culinary_Institute_of_America
 
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Eros is a 12 story building and Artimis (god of virgins) is 5 stories. I think they are both owned by some Turkish business men. Every man on this planet has to blow some steam off once in a while, I don't care who you are (the fricking Pope for example).
I say legalize ALL of it. Seeing how it plays out in real life, with real people, IS the interesting part. Put it out in the open so that everyone can be open about it. Hiding only creates more problems; a tangled web of BS.
'Amazon' girls need love too!... over 6' is just fine with me. I can still spin a girl that big and enjoy it; throw 'em, flip 'em, bounce 'em... Hahaha... and they are usually quite impressed too. One of these days I'm going to kiss the little mermaid on the cheek (as in visit Denmark). I am quite taken with Dutch girls too, when I have the chance to meet them.

Screw Iowa and the whole 'bible belt', who wants to live there, in that mentality? Hahaha...
 

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Eros is a 12 story building and Artimis (god of virgins) is 5 stories. I think they are both owned by some Turkish business men. Every man on this planet has to blow some steam off once in a while, I don't care who you are (the fricking Pope for example).
I say legalize ALL of it. Seeing how it plays out in real life, with real people, IS the interesting part. Put it out in the open so that everyone can be open about it. Hiding only creates more problems; a tangled web of BS.
'Amazon' girls need love too!... over 6' is just fine with me. I can still spin a girl that big and enjoy it; throw 'em, flip 'em, bounce 'em... Hahaha... and they are usually quite impressed too. One of these days I'm going to kiss the little mermaid on the cheek (as in visit Denmark). I am quite taken with Dutch girls too, when I have the chance to meet them.

Screw Iowa and the whole 'bible belt', who wants to live there, in that mentality? Hahaha...
Yep, I don't wanna saint, but I don't wanna slut neither (haha Google translate ting "slut" as "girlie")
 
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Hello, long story short - I'm getting my plane at 29 to the Paris BV airport, seems like it's 118km from the Fort De Nogent, any idea how to get there on low budget? I'll have like 100 euros with me and I need to buy some basic things such as razor and stuff because I won't take it on a plane. (I bought the cheapest ticket out there for 10 euros), I'm ready for everything once I'm inside (physically and mentally). Any newest tips and questions would be great.
god damn i hope u are doing well
 

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god damn i hope u are doing well
Take the bus to les Invalides, then catch the train subway you will get off and walk up a big ass hill. There are interpreters at the airport that will map it out and if you smoke, bring cigs you will be locked down for a couple of weeks in a sexy track suit.
 

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