unless they are in vegas or at a casino, gambling of any sort is illegal.You're just being obtuse, now. What about officers and enlisted men gambling?
Now, an Army Captain becoming drinking buddies with a PFC.... that would be bad.
Unfortunately, during my time, my XO (1LT) became drinking buddies with a SPC that worked with him regularly. It was sickening with said SPC got injuried in Iraq, the response the XO made because of it gave me a very interesting look into what an openly gay combat unit might look like
Yes.....like heterophobes and stuff.You all act as if the problem is about homophobic straights that are too prejudiced to serve with gay soldiers.
I can't believe that people who claim to so enligthened and intelligent are having such a hard time seeing the bigger picture.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Personally, I started as a Field Wireman and today I'm a Comm Chief. Along the way I was a Radioman in Somalia & Haiti and led patrols on streets and to clear buildings in Iraq. And in my 19th year (next year) I am destined for Afghanistan (somebody's got to win that one).
Today's troop has been in a state of war since 9/11. It is imperative that he be educated as to what his enemy is and what the culture is. And we aren't talkng about a single country. We are talking about multiple ones with discreet cultures and grievances (though some grievances and cultures overlap due to Arab colonialism). These things tend to place things into proper perspective. In a time where "soldiers" are either headed to Iraq or Afghanistan from year to year and other undesignated places of Al-Queda presence, gays in the military and other such traditions have simply lost its horror. With the proper analysis, one can properly forecast one hell of a religious century ahead of us. Bigger things are the focus.
Last edited by MSgt; 09-14-10 at 04:33 PM.