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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Our soldiers are (supposed to be) professionals. If you cant handle seeing another man's wang or sleeping in the same room with someone who thinks you have a great ass, then you are not a professional and you are not mature enough to handle a professional's job.

    People predicted the sky falling in when they allowed blacks and women into the military. Soldiers, sailors, and airmen alike handled that just fine after a period of adjustment, this is no different.


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    A change in policy would require proper study of its likely effects, especially during wartime. Just because one thinks that it should be no big deal does not mean that it is not a big deal in the real world. And, as Aunt Spiker said, it could somewhat come in the positive for proponents of removal of DADT.
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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    A change in policy would require proper study of its likely effects, especially during wartime. Just because one thinks that it should be no big deal does not mean that it is not a big deal in the real world. And, as Aunt Spiker said, it could somewhat come in the positive for proponents of removal of DADT.
    Yes - if the majority of personnel support it then, even though *I* want it repealed - Obviously doing so mid wartime is a BAD idea.
    But if most people don't care - then goodbye.
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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yes - if the majority of personnel support it then, even though *I* want it repealed - Obviously doing so mid wartime is a BAD idea.
    But if most people don't care - then goodbye.
    Not so obvious. Why would it be bad?

    See bad guy, shoot bad guy. That's what they do. If they're too scared about guys in the shower to do that, they shouldn't be anywhere near a war zone.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not so obvious. Why would it be bad?

    See bad guy, shoot bad guy. That's what they do. If they're too scared about guys in the shower to do that, they shouldn't be anywhere near a war zone.
    Because they're getting blown up, shot at and mentally ****ed with 24/7 for 6, 12 and 18 months. it's just NOT the time to alter the way things are structured and handled

    I don't support ANY major policy change during such a time - it's bad enough swapping out Generals . . . add onto that a heavy policy component that's controversial. I think it could easily wait 'til after the war - and maybe cases and issues between now and ___ be simply put on hold and ignored - processed later.
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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    why not solve this problem by allowing openly gay men to shower alone...If this is the one main reason than that is rather pathetic, lol. Openly gay people can't serve because I might have to shower with one of them!

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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    why not solve this problem by allowing openly gay men to shower alone...
    In some situations they don't have the time or facilities for special treatment like that. They are sped through the showers in groups.

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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not so obvious. Why would it be bad?

    See bad guy, shoot bad guy. That's what they do. If they're too scared about guys in the shower to do that, they shouldn't be anywhere near a war zone.
    No kidding. Plus, do they really think they have not been showering with gay or Bi people all along?

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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    First of all Navy... Nice Jab once again at the "far Left hating troop" Rubbish. Second of all, they sign up to defend the United States of America, not go to Iraq for oil interests. Thirdly if I can't handle a gay dude next to me in the foxhole, chances are I'm not gonna be able to handle bullets flying over my head.
    First of all 86 senators voted to take Saddam out and your daddy "Slick Willie" called for regime change...Second your other daddy Hussein Obama just sent 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, third you are clueless what its like to live in a space a little bigger then your living room with 100 other men.......Fourth our military is there to fight our wars and not to be used as a social experiment.........
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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Exactly - which is why DADT is just silly and needs to be done away with . . . without even this much ado. Though at least this is in line with everyone's banter about it.



    I would hardly consider my husband's work environment changing to be a social experiment He worked hard to get in, stay in and continue in his line of work. . . he's NOT considered a lab-rat and is definitely not treated as such.
    I don't know your husband or what branch of the service he is in...........I do know that in the Navy it won't work............
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    Re: Pentagon sends out "don't ask, don't tell" survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    third you are clueless what its like to live in a space a little bigger then your living room with 100 other men
    I think you are projecting. What does it matter if some of those hundred are gay?

    Fourth our military is there to fight our wars and not to be used as a social experiment
    This is not a social experiment
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