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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    You mean you did need studies to tell you that the earth is flat? Those are some messed up studies.
    Third time's a strike.
    Well, according to science, sexual activity correlates to an increase in performance
    This holds zero relevance to the issue of distraction.
    Ok, so lets suppose that while actually in the process of taking a shower someone gets a bit distracted. Are you afraid they might forget to wash behind their ears? Oh noes!

    Once the shower is over, presumably soldiers should have enough mental discipline to focus on the task at hand.
    The distraction carries on during normal, daily activities.

    Anyway, this is the military's policy, and apparently the military desires a minimum of distractions from the accomplishment of one's job.
    If you are feeling aroused by that(hah), feel free to complain to your local town officer, beyond that there's not much that I could do.
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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    The distraction carries on during normal, daily activities.
    Well, us civilians seem to be able to focus on our jobs in spite of sexual "distractions" well enough. Maybe we have superpowers.

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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Well, us civilians seem to be able to focus on our jobs in spite of sexual "distractions" well enough. Maybe we have superpowers.
    I think it's just you.
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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Well, us civilians seem to be able to focus on our jobs in spite of sexual "distractions" well enough. Maybe we have superpowers.
    I know! When I worked on the river, many of us guides - both male and female - changed clothes together before and after trips. I mean.. we saw each other nekkid! It's a wonder we were able to then paddle down class v rivers, taking 9 guest's lives into our hands, make split second decisions, and sometimes tend to serious injuries. I don't know how we did it. I mean, all I could think about while crashing my raft through 15 foot waves was, "I saw Tommy's pee pee!" It's a wonder we weren't all killed.

    When I drove an ambulance, I had to share quarters with a male medic. We had to live together for days on end. Sleeping next to each other, seeing each other barely clothed. I don't know how we managed to actually save so many people's lives day in and day out. I mean, I remember once I was applying pressure to someone's femoral artery in an attempt to keep them from bleeding out (and save their leg) and all I could think was, "Goddamn I wanna **** my partner!"

    /end sarcasm


    I don't know how we do it either. We simply must be of better caliber than those who serve in our military.
    Last edited by rivrrat; 02-04-10 at 07:29 PM.

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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I don't know how we do it either. We simply must be of better caliber than those who serve in our military.
    Your "/end sarcasm" came a few lines earlier.
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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Your "/end sarcasm" came a few lines earlier.
    Sorry dear, I was serious. Everything I described actually happened and still happens on a daily basis. My only sarcasm was the wondering why we were actually able to perform our jobs. I KNOW why. Because we're adults, and trained, and care about our work. That's where the sarcasm ended. The final sentences speak only truth. If we civilians can do it and the military folks can't, then we civilians MUST be better caliber people. Apparently the military does some ****ty training, if we're to believe you and others who speak the same nonsense.

    Sounds to me like the military needs to train people better, or recruit more grown ups.

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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Sorry dear, I was serious. Everything I described actually happened and still happens on a daily basis. My only sarcasm was the wondering why we were actually able to perform our jobs.
    I could give you a well-thought, honest answer as to why your work as a civilian cannot be compared with the life of a soldier who hasn't seen his home for entire months, but then again, I only reply that way to people of a higher-caliber.
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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I could give you a well-thought, honest answer
    Uh huh, sure you could

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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Uh huh, sure you could
    Yeah I mean it's not like I was working on a boat or something.
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    Re: Gays in the military (its anonymous)

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Yeah I mean it's not like I was working on a boat or something.
    That has nothing to do with your ability or lack thereof to give a 'well thought out answer'.

    There are plenty of civilian contractors in theater who don't have issues working away from home around opposite gender and sexual orientations. So the whole 'away from home' thing isn't going to hold water with me, or likely anyone else. If a person cannot control themselves and are too distracted by sex to do their job, then they really have no business in our military.

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