But it is funny that you needed someone to tell you where a toilet was in Vietnam. Today's Grunt is a bit smarter I guess. Or were you the exception back then and needed personal guidance to such things?
Last edited by MSgt; 08-05-09 at 07:14 PM.
That's perfectly okay.
They're in uniform to kill people, not make social contacts.
Perhaps you should enlist and learn what being in the service is about before posting nonsense.
That's the essense. The military bans servicemen from going to certain bars and districts in town, forbade sailors from getting tatoos in Hong Kong, etc, because those places were deemed unsafe in some manner, either too much clap or men were getting rolled. A computer getting the clap on the battlefield from a Facebook encounter could get men killed and the opportunities of leaking restricted operational info to the enemy is too big a risk.“These internet sites in general are a proven haven for malicious actors and content and are particularly high risk due to information exposure, user generated content and targeting by adversaries,” reads a Marine Corps order, issued Monday. “The very nature of SNS [social network sites] creates a larger attack and exploitation window, exposes unnecessary information to adversaries and provides an easy conduit for information leakage that puts OPSEC [operational security], COMSEC [communications security], [and] personnel… at an elevated risk of compromise.”
The Marines’ ban will last a year. It was drawn up in response to a late July warning from U.S. Strategic Command, which told the rest of the military it was considering a Defense Department-wide ban on the Web 2.0 sites, due to network security concerns. Scams, worms, and Trojans often spread unchecked throughout social media sites, passed along from one online friend to the next. “The mechanisms for social networking were never designed for security and filtering. They make it way too easy for people with bad intentions to push malicious code to unsuspecting users,” a Stratcom source told Danger Room.
I don't know that they're going to do when mental telepathy is invented and we can do away with all this twitter nonsense.
I was in the submarine service. We couldn't even tell our wives when we'd be back when we sailed on a Monday, and the crew on the boat had ZERO access to contact ashore. I hear the wusses in the Navy these days have e-mail, even the submariners.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 08-05-09 at 07:34 PM.
I think of you as nothing more than the cost of a frag grenade. Less a bit,,,since I don't believe a damm thing you've said.
You're a B/S'er. You've never seen Combat. A Liar...A Back-Stabber.