Humor for my Navy and Marine friends

THParent

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I filled out forms in blue and marked up with red.
There was a study long ago, that when forms are filled out in blue, it's easier to spot mistakes.

I always signed originals in blue. If you saw my signature on anything and it was black, it was a photocopy.
I still do that to this day.
 

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I always signed originals in blue. If you saw my signature on anything and it was black, it was a photocopy.I still do that to this day.
This used to be a big thing in the legal world...in fact, I just had a title company in another state insist upon a "blue ink" signature ? This is a little archaic now, given the quality of color copiers. Nowadays, the only way to really tell is to look at the back of the page and see if it is indented.
 

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This used to be a big thing in the legal world...in fact, I just had a title company in another state insist upon a "blue ink" signature ? This is a little archaic now, given the quality of color copiers. Nowadays, the only way to really tell is to look at the back of the page and see if it is indented.
I have also heard it referred to as a “wet ink” signature required versus a digital signature.
 

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I have also heard it referred to as a “wet ink” signature required versus a digital signature.
At a company for which I worked, the travel reimbursement process was completely on line in a workflow program. Easy peasy you to upload scanned receipts, enter costs and assign travel category. The signature of the approving executive had to be wet ink, not electronic, so her assistant had to print out the travel summary and her signature page, get her physical signature, then upload it back into the workflow to proceed. This executive traveled a lot, but was not allowed to add her electronic signature, even though she could see it was in in the workflow action queue for her while on travel and using her Surface Pro. The single biggest cause of delays.
 

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I wonder how many places still require a wet ink signature. In the last couple years I have refinanced my house and sold another property and both were done completely electronically. We have also have a process for about 3-5 years where we can submit search warrants to judges electronically and they can sign them electronically. That has been a huge time saver. And saves both the judge and us from those awkward 0300 house calls to review a warrant.
 

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I am interested in the judge-signs-the-warrant-electronically thing, and how that equates to the "Oath or affirmation" as it relates to the 4th amendment. Does the judge still have to get up at 0300 to do this electronic signature thing, even though you're not standing there on the doorstep waiting for your copy?
 

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I am interested in the judge-signs-the-warrant-electronically thing, and how that equates to the "Oath or affirmation" as it relates to the 4th amendment. Does the judge still have to get up at 0300 to do this electronic signature thing, even though you're not standing there on the doorstep waiting for your copy?
Well, I guess they don't actually have to "get up" if they have their iPad by the bedside. We electronically send our affidavit as a pdf to the judge, then call the judge on the phone to let them know it is there for them to review. Once they have reviewed it, they call us and swear us in that the affidavit is "true and correct to the best of my knowledge" just like we would in person. The judge then electronically signs the warrant and send it back to us. And off we go.
 

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Mercy, besides the obvious the anchor fluke should always face inboard. I'm not sure but that looks like a right arm.

Or, I'm not sure if that's an arm.
 

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No idea. A friend sent that to me.

My DS was doing Marine Mountain Warfare training and met a PFC with "USMC" tattooed on the inside of his lower lip.
The things people will do !
 

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I have a somewhat odd request. Please search your joke lockers for clean (yes, I know) Navy/military jokes or funny stories.

A Navy shipmate of mine has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, with spots on his liver now, and I wanted to send him some humorous stuff to pass the time at chemo and lift his spirits for just a moment, help him to know he is still part of the larger military family.

Feel free to post here if appropriate or DM me. Thank you for any contributions.

I’ve already sent him the latest Broadside cartoon book.
Thank you to all who sent me some funny things I could share with my friend. He enjoyed them and appreciated re-connecting with military humor.

He entered hospice at home this past week, as his oncologist has advised him his treatments are no longer helping him. He is surrounded by loving family and in no pain. Pancreatic cancer is a vicious one. Thanks again for the help in sending a few laughs.
 

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@Devil Doc

Just for you, shipmate. Some good ones.

 
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