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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Also you can do accompanied tours to Korea now, they've got all kinds of extra family size houses of there after the post 9/11 draw down. Not that it has anything to do with the issue here, but just FYI.
    You can't have dependents, if you're posted to a forward camp. You know that, right?
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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It is. You just don't see it.
    You're right. I enver saw it, in 12 years.

    So are you going to answer my questions? If you weren't taught that gays serving openly might be detrimental to morale, unit cohesion and discipline, then where did you get your beliefs? Do you believe that gays serving openly might be detrimental to morale, unit cohesion and discipline or do you have some other reason to oppose gays serving openly?
    Why don't you take a shot at telling me what you think my beliefs are?
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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You can't have dependents, if you're posted to a forward camp. You know that, right?
    I may be confused on terminology then. For example I'm being deployed to Camp Stanley just north of Seoul, where you can bring dependents. Its pretty "forward" and very close to the DMZ. But is there a specific type of camp or military post dubbed a "forward post" because to me being forward just means close to the DMZ.

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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That is exactly what you just did. You are so selective in your thinking regarding this issue that it is sad. A gay soldier cannot openly date, marry, or start a family the entire time they are in the service or they will get kicked out.

    How did you reply to that argument? Oh, well some straight soldiers have to be away from their families for a year!

    It seems that you are perfectly fine with the idea that gay soldiers have to choose between starting a family and serving their country.
    And, I've said time-n-again, that gays should be able to serve in the military, without fear of being disciplined for leading that lifestyle.

    Why are you folks so narrow minded?
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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, I've said time-n-again, that gays should be able to serve in the military, without fear of being disciplined for leading that lifestyle.

    Why are you folks so narrow minded?
    Okay, you want gays to be able to serve openly. Thank you. Case closed.

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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're right. I enver saw it, in 12 years.



    Why don't you take a shot at telling me what you think my beliefs are?
    Judging solely on your posts from the last week or so on threads on the repeal of DADT, then I would say that you are for keeping DADT and not allowing gays to serve openly, which are the same thing, no matter how you wish to say they aren't.

    If I am wrong, then prove it. State your stand on gays in the military. Exactly how you feel about allowing gays to serve openly.

    This won't change my stance that many, if not most, that believe that gays serving openly will be detrimental to unit cohesion and morale and discipline were taught this, but it will give me a better idea of how you feel.
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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I may be confused on terminology then. For example I'm being deployed to Camp Stanley just north of Seoul, where you can bring dependents. Its pretty "forward" and very close to the DMZ. But is there a specific type of camp or military post dubbed a "forward post" because to me being forward just means close to the DMZ.
    I'm talking about the, "stand alone", camps. I was at Camp Greaves, out to the northwest of Seoul; where there were no dependent services available.
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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: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Judging solely on your posts from the last week or so on threads on the repeal of DADT, then I would say that you are for keeping DADT and not allowing gays to serve openly, which are the same thing, no matter how you wish to say they aren't.

    If I am wrong, then prove it. State your stand on gays in the military. Exactly how you feel about allowing gays to serve openly.

    This won't change my stance that many, if not most, that believe that gays serving openly will be detrimental to unit cohesion and morale and discipline were taught this, but it will give me a better idea of how you feel.
    Then, I would say that you're sleep posting. No point in talking to you on the subject.

    Seriously. Have you read any of my posts? Obviously, not.

    I've already stated my stand on gays in the military, a bazillion-million times. You're one of those folks that sees what you wanna see, and nevermind reality.
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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Okay, you want gays to be able to serve openly. Thank you. Case closed.
    Well, you're close. I want to see the ban lifted and DADT to remain in place, so as to avoid discrimination. Personally, I think it would be in the best interest of gay soldiers for DADT to remain in place.
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    Re: Ending US military gay ban 'won't harm war effort'

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Okay, you want gays to be able to serve openly. Thank you. Case closed.
    Well, you're close. I want to see the ban lifted and DADT to remain in place, so as to avoid discrimination. Personally, I think it would be in the best interest of gay soldiers for DADT to remain in place.
    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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