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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    Erm...maybe it's me not being in the military but I dont really see a reason to flip ****. No, it isnt professional and probably not something they should be doing, but does it really warrant such a heavy response?
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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidgaf View Post
    Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos - CNN.com

    I think this is the video Yes it is NSFW
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WopAHvbg9LU

    some people need to get a life. I didn't see nothing that you wouldn't see on a college campus / dorm rooms
    This man is an officer who is responsible for being second in command of 3,000 personnel (and the Navy takes that bit about being an officer seriously). This is NOT how Navy officers behave....especially on film.

    This video is cute:



    But I'm pretty sure that the personnel involved were disciplined, even so.

    This guy used NAVY EQUIPMENT to make crude, stupid jokes. He's a moron who shouldn't be in charge of a multi-billion dollar ship with a nuclear reactor.

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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I read this on military.com. I find it highly inappropriate for an XO to be making such videos. It is one thing to be showing such things or something like it, quite another to actually make them as a commanding officer or second in command. And then to tell people that are objecting to them, too bad or something like it. Not becoming of an officer.

    I doubt this guy will be in command of the Enterprise long, if this story is true.
    That's the answer, isn't it? "Conduct unbecoming....."

    It's not that bad, but it's totally unprofessional for someone in a leadership position to put together a video like this -- and I guess it's one of many. It's one thing for an XO or a Captain or an Admiral to ignore something the guys put together. (Wink-wink-nod-nod) It's quite another to be the guy puttin' it together.

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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

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    Well it's not like they took photos of their selves with someone else's uterus or something and then posted it on Facebook.
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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    This is the same Navy who used to have the line-crossing ceremony's right? With the shellbacks and pollywogs, with King Neptune holding court --- so, some swearing on a video doesn't seem too bad in comparison. I know a buddy of mine went over the equator in the late 80's and it was still quite a harrowing experience back then. Not sure if that was ever filmed or not.
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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    This is the same Navy who used to have the line-crossing ceremony's right? With the shellbacks and pollywogs, with King Neptune holding court --- so, some swearing on a video doesn't seem too bad in comparison. I know a buddy of mine went over the equator in the late 80's and it was still quite a harrowing experience back then. Not sure if that was ever filmed or not.
    I've been through a linecrossing ceremony (I am officially a Golden Shellback because we crossed the intersection of the Equator and IDL). And I have done the ceremony as both a wog and a shellback. It is fun, mostly (although, getting sprayed with a firehose while lying on your back on an aircraft elevator going up to the flightdeck feels like your drowning and I don't think the JO that I kneed in the groin (accidentally) found it very fun after that).

    This was just unbecoming of an officer, especially an officer in command, to make. If it had just been a crewmember that was allowed to make and/or show these videos, it really wouldn't be much of an issue, even if it were a chief or something. They probably would just get talked to, maybe an NJP. Officers at held at a higher standard than enlisted though. That is why it is a big deal.

    Plus, there was a scene at the end that few realize could get him in trouble just for that scene that lasted probably less than a second and had nothing offensive at all in it. No one is supposed to be playing in those yellow suits, especially in the hanger bay. That is a big no-no. And if he set it up or allowed it to happen, he was wrong. And he has the training to know that it is wrong as an XO.
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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    I think it's about image. A LOT of people are having a problem with that these days. They expect the higher-ups to be more "stoic" in their presentation. They want to see McCarthur posing, deep in thought, with a pipe in his mouth. They want Churchill to have one hand beneath his lapel. They cringe when Obama bounces up the steps and takes the podium like some motivational speaker.

    Other than that, I think it's much adoo over nothing.

    I'm a shellback too. You guys would really be surprised at some of the ways we found humor in the fleet. And, frankly, I could care less if people liked it or not.

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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    I'll probably take heat, but I watched it twice now, and really don't see anything wrong with it....The XO is responsible for moral is he not? So I saw it as an attempt to bring humor to movie night...Much ado about nothing in my humble opinion.


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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    This is the same Navy who used to have the line-crossing ceremony's right? With the shellbacks and pollywogs, with King Neptune holding court --- so, some swearing on a video doesn't seem too bad in comparison. I know a buddy of mine went over the equator in the late 80's and it was still quite a harrowing experience back then. Not sure if that was ever filmed or not.
    My brother was on a sub for close to 10 years, and tells the most fantastic stories about their exploits.

    Even so, he wasn't retarded enough to get himself filmed while doing those things.

    How stupid do you have to be to intentionally film yourself crossing these sorts of professional lines? Guy's a maroon.

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    Re: Navy opens investigation into raunchy videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    My brother was on a sub for close to 10 years, and tells the most fantastic stories about their exploits.

    Even so, he wasn't retarded enough to get himself filmed while doing those things.

    How stupid do you have to be to intentionally film yourself crossing these sorts of professional lines? Guy's a maroon.
    and there's the rub. never, ever, ever, provide video/photographic evidence that some crybaby limpwrist can use against you. I have partaken in all kinds of unsavory and humorous activities, both as an enlisted joe and as an officer. you just don't provide proof. eye witnesses can always be bribed, intimidated or called a liar.
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