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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Did the soldiers you say "juggled body parts" claim a moral high ground while doing it? Are medical students guilty of this "atrocity" when they goof around with body parts?

    I came up with "juggling body parts", so the timid and the squimish, might see the sillyness of calling it an "atrocity".
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I'm not gonna address your silly red herring.
    Oh it's no red herring. You claimed they violated the Code of Conduct, yet you have no idea what it is.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    In reality, the Army is in the midst of a disturbing trend that threatens not only our immediate goals in the current conflicts, but, more importantly, the long term health of the organization. The fact is, while the Army has been lowering its entrance standards with regard to education, physical fitness, and crime since the end of the Cold War, that process has accelerated since the invasion of Iraq. And this is something that the incoming Army Secretary should address.

    Reclaiming Army Standards

    he longer the war continues, the harder it's proving to fill the U.S. Army's ranks. A strong economy also means there are easier jobs around.

    So the Army is accepting a growing number of new recruits with everythging from health and weight issues to lower academic test scores to criminal records.

    The number of incoming soldiers with prior felony arrests or convictions has more than tripled in the past five years. This year alone, the Army accepted an estimated 8,000 recruits with rap sheets, reports CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier.

    Military Lowers Standards To Fill Ranks - CBS News

    Strained by the demands of a long war, the Army and the Marine Corps recruited significantly more felons into their ranks in 2007 than in 2006, including people convicted of armed robbery, arson and burglary, according to data released Monday by a House committee.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/22/wa.../22waiver.html
    The standards for granting enlistment waivers for minor offenses has not changed, much less lowered. There are roughly 75k more personnel in the Army now than in 1997 (which your article uses as comparison). The Army would not need to lower it's standards for there to be more people currently enlisted with "moral waivers". However, if you read in that article it mentions a Pvt. Green. You should read about him...that is an atrocity....just so you know what one is.

    Just so you know, I didn't say waiver, as in a waiver. I said waver:

    wa·ver
    1    [wey-ver] Show IPA
    verb (used without object)
    1.
    to sway to and fro; flutter: Foliage wavers in the breeze.
    2.
    to flicker or quiver, as light: A distant beam wavered and then disappeared.
    3.
    become unsteady; begin to fail or give way: When she heard the news her courage wavered.

    4.
    to shake or tremble, as the hands or voice: Her voice wavered.
    5.
    to feel or show doubt, indecision, etc.; vacillate: He wavered in his determination.


    Waver | Define Waver at Dictionary.com

    I highlighted the definitions that apply to my meaning. So while I appreciate snarky replies, and am far from being above a typo in a rushed response (not something I care much about), I do want you to get the meaning of what is being said. I said the military wavered, became unsteady, fail to keep their standards. I hope that helps for clarity.
    Waivers are what we are talking about, nice backpeddle though.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The savages are photographing themselves in action for posterity. Only the cretinous jingoists would fail to see this.

    Hmmm...Savages eh...Nice.


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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The savages are photographing themselves in action for posterity. Only the cretinous jingoists would fail to see this.
    Don't you like...live in the whitest, most anglo country in the world?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Don't you like...live in the whitest, most anglo country in the world?
    Anglos? In England? Never heard of such a thing.

    Why the non sequiter?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Anglos? In England? Never heard of such a thing.

    Why the non sequiter?
    Well, hell, let me help you out, then.

    Anglo is a prefix indicating a relation to the Angles, England, the English people, or the English language, such as in the term Anglo-Saxon. It is often used alone, somewhat loosely, to refer to people of British Isles descent in The Americas, Australia and Southern Africa. It is also used, both in English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries, to refer to Anglophone people of other European origins.

    Anglo is a Late Latin prefix used to denote English- in conjunction with another toponym or demonym. The word is derived from Anglia, the Latin name for England, and still the modern name of its eastern region. Anglia and England both mean Land of the Angles, a Germanic people originating in the north German peninsula of Angeln.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The standards for granting enlistment waivers for minor offenses has not changed, much less lowered. There are roughly 75k more personnel in the Army now than in 1997 (which your article uses as comparison). The Army would not need to lower it's standards for there to be more people currently enlisted with "moral waivers". However, if you read in that article it mentions a Pvt. Green. You should read about him...that is an atrocity....just so you know what one is.
    I have linked evidence to the contrary. Sorry.


    Waivers are what we are talking about, nice backpeddle though.
    No, in that sentence, I was not. Don't call your inability to comprehend a back peddle.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The savages are photographing themselves in action for posterity. Only the cretinous jingoists would fail to see this.
    One of the worst things about this repulsive act is that it gives the equally cretinous anti-Americans an opportunity to show they are no different than the jingoists they decry when it comes to rigid attitudes and partisanship.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I have linked evidence to the contrary. Sorry.
    Op-eds are not evidence. Sorry.


    No, in that sentence, I was not. Don't call your inability to comprehend a back peddle.
    peddle...peddle...
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