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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The Brits have a smaller military than the US. You expect them to commit the same level of involvement? The size of the British Army is about as large as the Corps. What is this supposed to be, a pissing match? We were talking about unit cohesion.
    Ooooooh, so they have a smaller army? I see, so the comparison isn't the same. Yes? They have a much different demographic, too. I mean, there aren't a whole lotta Brits in the US military. Is there?
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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ooooooh, so they have a smaller army? I see, so the comparison isn't the same. Yes? They have a much different demographic, too. I mean, there aren't a whole lotta Brits in the US military. Is there?
    No, but there seem to be a lot more mature 18-25 year olds who don't seem to have a problem with their fellow fire-team members being openly gay.

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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    No, but there seem to be a lot more mature 18-25 year olds who don't seem to have a problem with their fellow fire-team members being openly gay.
    As has been pointed out, by others: their's is a different culture. What works for the Brits may not work for the Americans.

    Look at Rock-n-Roll. We invented and the Brits had to copy it. Where did the Brits come to make it big on the Rock-n-Roll scene? America! Duh!!
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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    As has been pointed out, by others: their's is a different culture. What works for the Brits may not work for the Americans.

    Look at Rock-n-Roll. We invented and the Brits had to copy it. Where did the Brits come to make it big on the Rock-n-Roll scene? America! Duh!!
    But it has worked for the Israelis, the Spanish, the French, the Finns, the Swedes, the Danes, the Norwegians, the Canadians, even the militarily conservative Germans. Are you suggesting that all of those liberal-ass weak European countries are capable of doing something that American can't (being professional, mature, and open-minded)? Maybe you're right. Maybe we ARE different. Maybe our culture is different. But if it really is, and we really can't do better than all of these other countries, then something is really ****ed up about our culture.

    Why do you have such low expectations for those who are supposed to be our finest? Why is it that reality and identities have to be concealed for people to fight effectively? I mean, that sure as hell sounds ****ed up to me. I'd want my fellow Marines to be better men than that.
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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    I don't understand the problem with gays in the military. Can they hold a gun? Can they shoot? So let them serve.

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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    But it has worked for the Israelis, the Spanish, the French, the Finns, the Swedes, the Danes, the Norwegians, the Canadians, even the militarily conservative Germans. Are you suggesting that all of those liberal-ass weak European countries are capable of doing something that American can't (being professional, mature, and open-minded)? Maybe you're right. Maybe we ARE different. Maybe our culture is different. But if it really is, and we really can't do better than all of these other countries, then something is really ****ed up about our culture.

    Why do you have such low expectations for those who are supposed to be our finest? Why is it that reality and identities have to be concealed for people to fight effectively? I mean, that sure as hell sounds ****ed up to me. I'd want my fellow Marines to be better men than that.
    When was the last time these ****ers were in a real war? Hell, when's the last time the French actually won a war?!?
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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When was the last time these ****ers were in a real war? Hell, when's the last time the French actually won a war?!?
    I dunno, pretty ****ing recently?

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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I don't understand the problem with gays in the military. Can they hold a gun? Can they shoot? So let them serve.
    It's not that simple, unfortunately.
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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
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    Re: "Don't ask, don't tell" cost tops $50,000 per expulsion, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by stillballin75 View Post
    the brits have a smaller military than the us. You expect them to commit the same level of involvement? The size of the british army is about as large as the corps. What is this supposed to be, a pissing match? We were talking about unit cohesion.
    Corps!!!!!!
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