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    Default Tactical Hand Sign Communications

    Ever watch a movie of a SEAL unit about ready to bust into the bad guy's room and kick some ass and wonder what those hand signals to each other meant?

    Well, wonder no more!

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    Since we are going to have a female Green Beret, might as well get some more female-appropriate hand signals in case we get a female SEAL too.

    (The following is for humor purposes only, and are not microaggressions. As I’ve said elsewhere, I’m good with anyone truly qualified getting the chance to serve. Please don’t anyone get triggered!).

    We may need Hand Signals for:
    1. I need a hug
    2. Does this combat gear make my butt look fat?
    3. I can’t go in that bunker- my lipstick wore off
    4. “Stop man-splaining the plan of attack to me”
    5. “You hurt my feelings”
    6. “Damn, I broke a nail”
    After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box - Author unknown

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    I thought this was going to be a legit thread. We DO have to learn those hand signals in boot camp. Just not those particular meanings
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey View Post
    Since we are going to have a female Green Beret, might as well get some more female-appropriate hand signals in case we get a female SEAL too.<br>
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    (The following is for humor purposes only, and are not microaggressions. As I’ve said elsewhere, I’m good with anyone truly qualified getting the chance to serve. Please don’t anyone get triggered!). <br>
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    We may need Hand Signals for:<br>
    1. I need a hug <br>
    2. Does this combat gear make my butt look fat?<br>
    3. I can’t go in that bunker- my lipstick wore off<br>
    4. “Stop man-splaining the plan of attack to me”<br>
    5. “You hurt my feelings”<br>
    6. “Damn, I broke a nail”
    Are you kidding?! Everyone knows the female will just have to give "the look" and the male enemy combatants will turn and run. No man wants to be the recipient of the stinkeye. Especially a female Seal.

    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    Are you kidding?! Everyone knows the female will just have to give "the look" and the male enemy combatants will turn and run. No man wants to be the recipient of the stinkeye. Especially a female Seal.

    The “look“, coupled with the terse response “I’m fine” to the question, “Is anything wrong?”
    After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box - Author unknown

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    STOP mansplaining!183024156_099adda07b_b.jpg
    Does this make me look fat?
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    I cant my lipstick wore off.0_CATERS_ANGRY_SEAL_01-800x498.jpg
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    Lol!
    After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box - Author unknown

    “Unfortunately, the truth is now whatever the media say it is”
    -Abbey

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    Default During the first part of my Navy career...I was a Signalman (Skivvy Waver)

    So I had to learn Flags, Flashing Light,(Morse Code) and SEMAPHORE...

    I will still be able to communicate if the POWER GRID goes down.



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    But despite all of that. I will never lower myself to the level of Liars, Haters, Cheats, and Hypocrites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    I thought this was going to be a legit thread. We DO have to learn those hand signals in boot camp. Just not those particular meanings
    It IS a legit thread. I've used five of those signals just this afternoon.
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 - A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but a foolish man's heart directs him to the left.
    Wise men don't need advice, and fools won't take it - Ben Franklin
    Try not to step in the "CNN"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    It IS a legit thread. I've used five of those signals just this afternoon.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    I think my favorite is holding up the OK sign - "I'm hit!"(Indicates size of hole)

    That or "Stay in front of me where it's safe."
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