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Don't Bother - US military flawed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (raging mad in heartland)
Boston Globe ^ | editorial

Posted on 02/26/2005 3:36:51 PM PST by Former Military Chick

The US military has always been sabotaging itself with its flawed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gay service personnel and now a government study shows exactly how much.

The military has discharged 9,488 soldiers for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual since the policy went into effect in 1993. It has had to spend at least $200 million to recruit and train their replacementsmany in the key areas of intelligence, linguistics, interrogations, and code-breaking. The statistics come from a new Government Accountability Office report initiated by US Representative Martin Meehan of Lowell, who was joined by 19 other lawmakers in requesting the report.

In this time of terrorism, budget tightening, and thinned ranks when retired service people are being pressured to reenlist the military needs all the talent it can recruit. It especially needs foreign-language specialists, but more than 300 have been let go, according to the report, and 54 of those spoke Arabic. Other languages included Farsi and Korean, Chinese, Serbo-Croation, and Vietnamese.

The study noted that 757 of the 9,488 soldiers discharged under the policy held what the military called "critical occupations," encompassing not only linguists and intelligence experts but air traffic controllers, mechanics, missile operators, flight engineers, and technical analysts.

The report, which looked at the Marines, Air Force, Navy, and Army, indicated that costs could be higher than estimated because they did not include National Guard, Reserves, or Coast Guard forces.

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Meehan, a senior Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, has long urged repeal of the ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. He will file a bill next week to take the counterproductive statute off the books.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 488soldiers; 9; bisexual; clinton; codebreaking; dontaskdonttell; gao; gayservice; homosexualagenda; intelligence; interrogations; lawmakers; lesbian; linguistics; repmeehan
This just seems like a recycled article now in the form of an op-ed piece. Yes, we need folks in areas but we have regulations and well they need to be enforced.

I am getting so tired of this recycled news item. That somehow the military would be better with those who are of differing sexual preference. It is about far more important issues than the PC garbage the left spews and yes I am frankly tired of it and well I have no doubt we will have excellent folks join the military that will adhere to the regs of the US Military.

1 posted on 02/26/2005 3:36:56 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Former Military Chick
"The study noted that 757 of the 9,488 soldiers discharged under the policy held what the military called "critical occupations," encompassing not only linguists and intelligence experts but air traffic controllers, mechanics, missile operators, flight engineers, and technical analysts."

The planners create a situation they know won't fly, then when called on to do something about it, all one hears is 'it's too expensive', or 'we can't, it's too late, now', or 'that's intolerant'. It's those planners that really need to go.

2 posted on 02/26/2005 3:41:24 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: Former Military Chick

Oh jeez, you're right... this article has been around for at least 6 weeks! Even the wor

From the top... 1.5 million US citizens in uniform at any time, with another 875,000 civilians. The number of people who've gone thru the military since 1993 are obvious in the multi-millions. The percentages of those "let go" for this reason... well, my calculator doesn't have enough zeros on the percentages.

Of the 54 who spoke Arabic... there are (at last count) 1.2 million US residents who are of Arab ancestry, many of whom are first generatation and/or speak Arabic.

Jeez. The first casulty of activism is almost always truth.


3 posted on 02/26/2005 3:45:24 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: Former Military Chick
Announcer: And now, the men of the Second Armored Division with their famous close order swanning about.

Sergeant: Squad... Camp it up!

Soldiers: Oooooh get her! Whoops, I've got your number ducky, you couldn't afford me dear, two three. I'll scratch your eyes out! Don't come the Brigadier bitch with us dear, we all know where you've been, you military fairy. Two, three, one, two, three, four, five, six. Whoops! Don't look now girls, the man has just minced in with that dolly colour Sergeant, two three. OOOOOOOOOOOH!

-- Monty Python's Flying Circus

4 posted on 02/26/2005 3:46:33 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: Former Military Chick

A bit like lowering standards to allow the enlistment of guys who like to smoke pot. Yeah, there are guys--like the one who recently published in Esquire who squeak past drug tests into the army and while there do good work. But does the Army have to keep the ones who get caught while in the service? As regards the specialties which are in short supply: Is there any reason that think that gays as a group are much more apt to qualify in these areas than straights? Are they suggesting that the Army should consider them like the NBA does black students and actively recruit them?


5 posted on 02/26/2005 3:47:37 PM PST by RobbyS (JMJ)
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To: Former Military Chick

life was a lot easier when they were "in the closet" and there was a social taboo.


6 posted on 02/26/2005 3:47:50 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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To: Former Military Chick
The study noted that 757 of the 9,488 soldiers discharged under the policy held what the military called "critical occupations," encompassing not only linguists and intelligence experts but air traffic controllers, mechanics, missile operators, flight engineers, and technical analysts.
 
I dunno, maybe I'm missing something because I didn't bother to read the entire article, but this seems like a pretty easy fix, and oddly, I guess I'm on the side of the Globe on this one.
 
Just scrap Don't Ask Don't Tell.  If someone is found as being a sodomite in the military, you throw them in the brig for 20 years and then garnish their wages for the rest of their lives until they've paid back what the military paid for their training and the training of their replacement.
 
Considering the white hot hatred the left has for faggots, as displayed in the Jeff Gannon incident, it sounds like a win-win to me.  Let's build bridges with the bones of the faggots, eh lefties?
Owl_Eagle

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the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being"

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)
 

7 posted on 02/26/2005 3:51:09 PM PST by South Hawthorne (Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts. "Aww. not even a little?")
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To: TWohlford

BTW- A soldier, a nice kid and trained medic, who was stationed at Okinawa, Japan (sp?) was murdered a couple of weeks ago. Rumor has it that he was killed because he was gay. He was a classmate of my daughter. I've met his Mom, nice people! Very sad, very sad indeed....


8 posted on 02/26/2005 3:51:49 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (We will always remember.We will always be proud.We will always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: Former Military Chick

I'm sure a lot of people have been discharged for a lot of reasons.

We aren't trying to build the largest military in the world, we are building the most effective. What type of person constitutes "most effective" is a military decision. There are no doubt some perfectly fine people who are not military material, who can and will find other ways to make themselves useful.

Military service is a duty but it is not a right.


9 posted on 02/26/2005 3:56:36 PM PST by marron
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To: Former Military Chick
The military has discharged 9,488 soldiers for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual since the policy went into effect in 1993.

I wonder how many of these people claimed to be gay just to get out of the military? One downside to "don't ask don't tell" is that it can be played as a "get out of the military free" card.

Many people enlist only to discover shortly thereafter that the military might not have been a good decision for them. Seems to me that some people might use this as a way to get out with an administrative discharge.

10 posted on 02/26/2005 3:58:40 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Former Military Chick

"Shower and a foxhole after dinner tonight, Chad...?"

"There are no lights at the end of this tunnel, Trevor..."

11 posted on 02/26/2005 3:58:59 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
-- Monty Python's Flying Circus

Well it's a good thing you let some of us who never saw Monty Python's Flying Circus know that's what that rant was all about.

I thought we had another FREEPER who got off their meds.

12 posted on 02/26/2005 4:01:34 PM PST by SweetCaroline (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...Philippians 4:13)
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To: SweetCaroline

Not a "rant": just a classic Monty Python skit. :)


13 posted on 02/26/2005 4:09:51 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: Former Military Chick

Standards have a price, but they are usually worth it. I definitely believe its true in this case. If you let flaming gays into the military, then morale, unit cohesion, and retention will suffer well beyond any "gain". This is especially true with Southern Christians, who make up the backbone of the military.


14 posted on 02/26/2005 4:14:11 PM PST by rbg81
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

....like I said, when I read it I thought this poor freeper has forgotten his meds. Never saw Monty Python skit. I was pleased to be wrong :)


15 posted on 02/26/2005 4:17:11 PM PST by SweetCaroline (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...Philippians 4:13)
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To: Former Military Chick

>>The military has discharged 9,488 soldiers for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual since the policy went into effect in 1993. It has had to spend at least $200 million to recruit and train their replacementsmany in the key areas of intelligence, linguistics, interrogations, and code-breaking.<<

Lets see...lie about or conceal your sexuality to get in, get discovered through your own misconduct, get processed and discharged in accordance with regulations laid down before the enlistment took place. I just hope that the military is trying to get them to repay at least some of the cost of their salary and the training they received while they were perpetrating their fraud on the government.

This cost could have been completely avoided if the offenders hadn't disregarded the law in the first place.

So, once again, we discover it is all Bush's fault.


16 posted on 02/26/2005 4:20:06 PM PST by Captain Rhino ("If you will just abandon logic, these things will make a lot more sense to you!")
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To: Former Military Chick
There are two facts you need to keep in mind about this, before you lose it, m'dear.
  1. No member of the Boston Globe editorial board, or person who makes a decision on the Globe's editorial policy or content, has ever served in the military. How could they? They hate us.

  2. Every person who makes significant day-to-day decisions about what goes on that editorial page is homosexual. So they have a dog in this fight -- even if it is a poodle.

I, too, used to wonder where they got so many queer ideas. Seems they come by them honestly.

A couple of relevant links:

Ironically, the Globe won a Pulitzer in 2003 for "outing" gay priests... including Fr. Paul Shanley, whose "ministry to gay and questioning youth" Globe writers had been promoting for years.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

17 posted on 02/26/2005 4:39:34 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (Stop the Buggernaut!)
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To: Former Military Chick

Well, I guess we just need to revert to the old system and put them all back into the closet so we can cut down on discharges.


18 posted on 02/26/2005 4:44:11 PM PST by Virginia Queen (Virginia Queen)
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To: Virginia Queen
so we can cut down on discharges

Ewwwwwwwwwwww. :)

19 posted on 02/26/2005 4:46:06 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

My condolences to your friends on the loss of their son. No one deserves to be murdered, and certainly no one has the right to decide who is, and who is not, deserving of simple human decency. No parent should lose a child this way.

I live out of the U.S., and come to this site to see what the issues are at home. Gays in the military is a non-issue everywhere except the U.S. I suspect tragedies like your friends' come as much from official non-acceptance as anything else.

18-year olds go into the military not having experienced much of life. Discovering their sexual orientation is part of it. Whether we like it or not, gay kids are going to serve... if the kid wasn't gay, it shouldn't have been an issue either.

There is no way anyone can undo what happened. But, there are plenty of kind and decent human beings out there in "bubba-land" to help the family through their tragedy.


20 posted on 02/26/2005 4:52:30 PM PST by rpgdfmx
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To: Captain Rhino

I wonder how many of the 9,plus discharged military wanted to leave because of their CIC?


21 posted on 02/26/2005 4:55:31 PM PST by BARLF
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To: No Longer Free State

PING


22 posted on 02/26/2005 5:09:22 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Virginia Queen; Former Military Chick

"Well, I guess we just need to revert to the old system and put them all back into the closet so we can cut down on discharges."

This is how it worked when I was in the service. As a student linguist at DLI, my roommate decided to move one day. He moved in with one from his class. No one ever said anything about them being a couple. But then, they acted and dressed like soldiers and not queens.

It does make a difference. I never had reason to express my opinion. It was their business.

Again, they comported themselves as soldiers.


23 posted on 02/26/2005 5:13:59 PM PST by Prost1 (New AG, Berger still free!)
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To: Former Military Chick

If I am correct I think I read an article last week on the British Navy openly recruiting gays. Keep your eyes on the British Navy and you will see that money to replace open homosexuals is money well spent.


24 posted on 02/26/2005 5:15:23 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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I can understand the prohibition on inter-millitary romance (which is also regularly flaunted).

Wonder if folks were doing somthing in the barraks or were found out for somthing that they did on leave.

This whole "hatred of gays" as some kid of religious ritual is just odd. The bible also forbids premarital heterosexual sex in even harsher terms, but you don't find people getting beat up or killed for it.

It seems a lot of people gloss over the biblical tracts that apply to them most and focus on the stuff that applies to others. "The rich have as much chance as getting into Heaven as a camel through the eye of a needle." etc. Just human nature, I suppose.


25 posted on 02/26/2005 5:17:52 PM PST by psipsistar
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To: Prost1
You actually bring up a very good point. I know many military members who have said that they were aware they had a friend that was gay. It was not spoken of but they knew. They also knew that they damn good soldiers and frankly acted no different then the guys who dated or were married. There was no overt PDA which is expected from the straight military members and in the end folks worked socialized and many retired.

There are folks who do not want to flaunt their lifestyle. That want to serve and are willing to sacrifice one for the other and further abide by the regulations.

Excellent comment, thank you.


26 posted on 02/26/2005 5:21:58 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Prost1

And, that is all we want them to do: comport themselves as soldiers. Military duty is a serious endeavor, not a sex club/one big party.


27 posted on 02/26/2005 5:32:14 PM PST by Virginia Queen (Virginia Queen)
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To: rpgdfmx
THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, Article. I., Section. 8., [Congress shall have the power to] Clause 14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

As enacted by the United States Congress:

Uniform Code of Military Justice

925. ART. 125. SODOMY

(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.

(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

What is so difficult for homosexuals to understand about the above legal citations?

Military service is not a right!!! Those who engage in this service are bound by the laws that govern it... period.
28 posted on 02/26/2005 6:12:47 PM PST by Lucky Dog
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To: Prost1

Heh. Gays at DLI, no kidding?

My experience with that world is that probably 20 percent of the guys and half the women were to all appearances gay. Their superiors didn't care as long as they did their jobs and weren't in anyone's face about it -- which is the way it always has been, I suppose.

At the same time, the CID and the Navy version of same was expending huge efforts to "break gay rings." I thought that was a silly abuse of resources. I never had a gay guy solicit me, and I presume that gay people are even better at picking one another out than the rest of us are at finding them -- so to that extent, it's a non-issue too.

But -- the whole pressure for gays to be "open" in the military is about gay activism, not the patriotism of gays. It's also, from what I have seen, a much bigger deal for the lesbians. Gay men seem to collect in certain specialties -- definitely, intelligence linguist is one of them -- and don't seem to take the "army" army all that seriously. There are probably thousands of them who did their duty and now collect a military retirement without ever bothering anyone.

Gay women, on the other hand, seem to get into the tinsel and trappings of military life and trip on what little power one gets with rank. Lesbians in general tend to be miserable, angry people, and they're usually horrible leaders, but they're good at playing "regulation games." But again, thousands of them have made their contribution (usually annoying the hell out of any straights that fall into the clutches, but no one dies of it) and moved on.

So I can live with "the love that dare not speak its name" as long as it holds to that description. That's a whole different thing from encouraging gay enlistment. Someone else made a point about some 18 year olds not having their sexuality sorted out (which may be true, but what about all that gay rubbish about it being inborn... oh, that's all rubbish, innit?) and that means that your confused 18 year old who hasn't got it sorted out may very well fall into the orbit of an older guy who has got it all sorted out. (Although if he's still puzzled by 18, it probably serves him right).

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


29 posted on 02/26/2005 7:30:31 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (If timidity made you safe, Bambi would be king of the jungle.)
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To: sgtbono2002
I think I read an article last week on the British Navy openly recruiting gays

It's always amusing when people point to the professional, but culturally and militarily insignificant forces of Norway, Denmark or Canada as a model for the USA. Or for that matter, what's left of the Royal Navy. They're lucky that the Argies tried it on two dozen years ago, because todays British forces couldn't retake the Falklands from Argentina.

Of course an irrelevant force can welcome gays. Who better for a military service that's basically just for show? They've always been boffo in show business.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

30 posted on 02/26/2005 7:33:23 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (If timidity made you safe, Bambi would be king of the jungle.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
A soldier... was murdered a couple of weeks ago. Rumor has it that he was killed because he was gay.

That's just totally wrong. I don't support the idea of gays serving in the military, but I absolutely don't support the idea of murdering people for any reason what-so-ever.

There was a case just like this at a Stateside base (Campbell?) a couple of years ago. A soldier in an infantry unit was dating a female impersonator and apparently didn't mind his buddies knowing. One night one of them got drunk and beat the poor kid to death. It was a particularly cowardly murder, the victim was beaten to death with a baseball bat while he was sleeping.

In this case, apparently, one or more of the soldiers had complained about the gay fellow but the chain of command didn't want to take action against him, because he was a good troop.

While the media focused on the gay issue, that was only part of it. The killer and victim had fist-fought before (and the victim had won the fight, IIRC). The killer was clearly, in retrospect, a sociopath. He had, by the way, been boasting about his criminal activities before joining the army (no idea if the boasts were true).

The Army threw the book at the murderer and he is serving a life sentence. The others who had egged him on got long sentences and a dishonorable discharge.

Unfortunately today's JAGs and the officers that serve on courts martial have gone soft -- I would have had the lot of them hung for killing that guy, and I wouldn't care if *he* was the female impersonator. You have to keep a sense of proportion about these things! Having soldiers that kill soldiers is a heck of a lot more serious problem than having a guy who's dating another guy who wants to be Judy Garland.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

31 posted on 02/26/2005 8:01:27 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (If timidity made you safe, Bambi would be king of the jungle.)
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To: Criminal Number 18F

Got to remember how many murders are crimes of passion. Allowing gays increases their likehood. All the same, the number of such killing is probably small and the victim might not be actually gay at all but simply some effeminate looking guy who is odd and invites agression. Ironically the closet gay may be someone you would never suspect.


32 posted on 02/26/2005 8:46:11 PM PST by RobbyS (,)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
BTW- A soldier, a nice kid and trained medic, who was stationed at Okinawa, Japan (sp?) was murdered a couple of weeks ago. Rumor has it that he was killed because he was gay.

More often than not, those things happen as a result of a "lovers spat", where either the person killed was refusing the attention of a gay person, was sexually harrassing another soldier, or was fighting it out with a gay person - often by proxy.

33 posted on 02/27/2005 4:45:28 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Just so we're clear, I was not defending it in any way. I was merely pointing out that it is at most very seldom "let's go kill a gay guy." Such things tend to happen for for reasons related to sexuality (the practice, not the orientation).

Most knock-down drag-out fights in the barracks in general are related to sex: Who is getting laid by whom, or who isn't. The runner-up cause is theft.

34 posted on 02/27/2005 4:54:10 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: psipsistar
The bible also forbids premarital heterosexual sex in even harsher terms,

Not true. The Bible describes most of the various sexual oddities as shameful things. It describes homosexual along with bestiality, both of which are characterized as "abominations".

but you don't find people getting beat up or killed for it.

You surely do, and used to much more. Never heard of brothers going out and beating the snot out of the guy who seduced their sister (nevermind which way it really happened)? Never heard of shotgun weddings?

35 posted on 02/27/2005 4:59:47 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Prost1

This is how it worked when I was in the service. As a student linguist at DLI, my roommate decided to move one day. He moved in with one from his class. No one ever said anything about them being a couple. But then, they acted and dressed like soldiers and not queens.

Okay let's get to the heart of the matter. Your roomate was in the closet at the time in a posh two man room situation. Would you feel comfortable in shower with him after six months at sea?


36 posted on 02/27/2005 6:56:24 AM PST by Wristpin ( Varitek says to A-Rod: "We don't throw at .260 hitters.....")
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To: rpgdfmx

Thank you for your kind words, my heart breaks for the family. Yes, no one deserves this.


37 posted on 02/27/2005 7:18:11 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (We will always remember.We will always be proud.We will always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: Criminal Number 18F

How true!


38 posted on 02/27/2005 7:21:05 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (We will always remember.We will always be proud.We will always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: rpgdfmx

"Discovering sexual orientation..." What a load of bunk! There are men and there are women; they are sexually "oriented" towards each other. Anything else is perversion.


39 posted on 02/27/2005 9:08:38 AM PST by August West (To each according to his ability, from each according to his need...)
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To: Wristpin

The DLI barracks were 2-men (now person) rooms. His behaviour was proper. He kept his personal life private.


40 posted on 02/27/2005 11:36:02 AM PST by Prost1 (New AG, Berger still free!)
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