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Swedish military bras burst, melt during 'rigorous exercise'
The Register (UK) ^ | 23rd September 2009 | Lewis Page

Posted on 09/23/2009 7:00:13 PM PDT by llevrok

The Swedish armed forces have been hit by a major equipment problem, according to reports. Flimsy military brassieres are unable to stand up to the strains imposed when female Swedish troops perform "rigorous exercises", routinely bursting open or even catching fire - so forcing busty young conscripts to hurriedly strip off in the field.

The revelations come courtesy of the Gothenburg Post and English-language Swedish journal The Local. The Post reported yesterday on concerns raised by the Swedish Conscription Council, an organisation concerned with the rights of conscript troops in the Swedish forces.

Council spokesperson Paulina Rehbinder told The Local that government-issue military brassieres supplied to young female soldiers have long been unfit for combat.

According to the paper:

The women complained that the bras’ fasteners have a tendency to come undone when the women performed rigorous exercise, forcing the female soldiers to take off all of their equipment in order to refasten the brassieres. The Post apparently brought the related bosom-combustion issue to light, noting that bras can catch fire during combat and then "melt onto conscripts’ skin".

“Our opinion is that the Swedish Armed Forces should have ordered good, flame-proof underwear,” Rehbinder said.

“There should be suitable apparel for women.”

Rehbinder reportedly added that the problems have persisted for twenty years, with generations of young Swedish womens' tophamper routinely breaking free of confinement to oscillate wildly during army PT sessions and field exercises - presumably often followed by impromptu stripteases as the more jubtabulously fortunate female troops sought to re-fasten their flimsy government lingerie.

The problems would apparently be easy to sort out. Unaccountably, however, it appears that the male-dominated Swedish military hierarchy has failed to act.

Rehbinder reportedly - though perhaps mistakenly - believes that change is on the horizon. She told The Local that 2,000 new young female recruits are to enter the Swedish forces next year, and that top brass had been informed of this recently.

"That got them moving,” she said


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: banglist; bras; govwatch; military; miltech; sweden
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1 posted on 09/23/2009 7:00:14 PM PDT by llevrok
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To: llevrok

This thread is worthless without pics.


2 posted on 09/23/2009 7:01:18 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Principled

seconded.


3 posted on 09/23/2009 7:01:59 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: llevrok

4 posted on 09/23/2009 7:02:00 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Fight)
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To: pissant; numberonepal

Ping


5 posted on 09/23/2009 7:02:02 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: llevrok

Oh Lordy day. I know where this thread is going, LOL.

Someone please post a pic of the Swedish bikini team.


6 posted on 09/23/2009 7:03:28 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: Principled

7 posted on 09/23/2009 7:03:45 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: llevrok

“Flimsy military brassieres...routinely bursting open or even catching fire - so forcing busty young conscripts to hurriedly strip off in the field.”

Yeah. Like THAT’S not by design, LOL!


8 posted on 09/23/2009 7:03:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Principled

Darn! I wanted to be the first with a “TTIWWP” post.


9 posted on 09/23/2009 7:03:54 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: llevrok

“The Post apparently brought the related bosom-combustion issue to light...”

I’ve seen this before. I think it’s safe to say that CSI *might* produce an episode around this theme but I don’t think it will make “Movie of the Week” status.


10 posted on 09/23/2009 7:04:15 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (It's better to give a Ford to the Kidney Foundation than a kidney to the Ford Foundation.)
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To: llevrok

I volunteer to personally inspect the defective equipment while it is on the troops.

I can set up my “equipment” in any hotel room in Gothenberg, Stockholm and even smaller towns.


11 posted on 09/23/2009 7:04:28 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: llevrok

>> presumably often followed by impromptu stripteases as the more jubtabulously fortunate female troops

>> it appears that the male-dominated Swedish military hierarchy has failed to act

Sounds like everything is going according to plan.


12 posted on 09/23/2009 7:04:28 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: llevrok

Maybe we Wisconsin Gals need to send those Swedes a few cheese bras? ;)

13 posted on 09/23/2009 7:04:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: llevrok

I’m sure I saw this movie...


14 posted on 09/23/2009 7:05:22 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Principled

15 posted on 09/23/2009 7:06:41 PM PDT by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Principled

Why would pictures of plastic hook and eye clasps which have failed under stress be of interest?


16 posted on 09/23/2009 7:06:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: llevrok
True gungho recruits learn to "improvise and overcome"!

But who would want that in this case?

Best regards,

17 posted on 09/23/2009 7:06:55 PM PDT by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: 50mm

Wow—that is a great picture of a B-25 Mitchell! ;)


18 posted on 09/23/2009 7:07:30 PM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL


19 posted on 09/23/2009 7:07:44 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Snort. Say “cheese”! Diana, izzat you?


20 posted on 09/23/2009 7:07:54 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: llevrok
True gungho recruits learn to "improvise and overcome"!

But who would want that in this case?

Best regards,

21 posted on 09/23/2009 7:07:54 PM PDT by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Maybe we Wisconsin Gals need to send those Swedes a few cheese bras?

Just no Swiss cheese bras. This is a family site! ;-)

22 posted on 09/23/2009 7:08:27 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: exit82

I never noticed the B-25 before! Thanks for pointing it out!


23 posted on 09/23/2009 7:08:27 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: rabscuttle385

24 posted on 09/23/2009 7:09:26 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: llevrok

More extremely important details

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2651435/Army-bras-are-com-bust-ible.html


25 posted on 09/23/2009 7:10:14 PM PDT by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market ..." --George "Hoover" Bush)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Are you suggesting Packer fans like being chesty cheesy?
26 posted on 09/23/2009 7:10:14 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Bender2
Maybe we Wisconsin Gals need to send those Swedes a few cheese bras? ;)

Now there's a good idea!!

27 posted on 09/23/2009 7:11:27 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: La Lydia

Good Golly, NO! She’s not wearing nearly enough Packer ‘flair’ to be ME. ;)


28 posted on 09/23/2009 7:11:55 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: llevrok
"That got them moving,”

I bet.

29 posted on 09/23/2009 7:13:07 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Lakeshark

It’s easier to tuck an extra beer in your bra if you are.

Those rare skinny Wisconsin girls are pretty much useless as wife material, LOL!


30 posted on 09/23/2009 7:13:55 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
So all those well endowed fans are really smuggling Milwaukee's finest into the stadium and are really only double b's?

Now you've gone and ruined my interest in Packer games.........

31 posted on 09/23/2009 7:20:12 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: TonyInOhio

32 posted on 09/23/2009 7:22:20 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: llevrok
Flimsy military brassieres are unable to stand up to the strains imposed when female Swedish troops perform "rigorous exercises", routinely bursting open or even catching fire - so forcing busty young conscripts to hurriedly strip off in the field.

This thread is worthless without pictures.

33 posted on 09/23/2009 7:25:33 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: llevrok

Again proving that government can’t do anything right, no matter where it is.


34 posted on 09/23/2009 7:33:31 PM PDT by wastedyears (The best aid we could ever give Africa would be thousands of rifles to throw out their own dictators)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin


"We're surrounded...that simplifies the problem."

Chesty Puller

35 posted on 09/23/2009 7:45:51 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: llevrok

I'll gladly volunteer my services to study the problem, and will get back to you as soon as I can.
(This may take some time.)

36 posted on 09/23/2009 7:55:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: llevrok
Swedish military bras burst, melt during 'rigorous exercise'

Now why cant american bras do that?

37 posted on 09/23/2009 7:55:19 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Principled

Forget the pictures.....we need “You Tube” videos!


38 posted on 09/23/2009 7:55:23 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The AFL-CIO and SEIU.....two domestic terrorist organizations doing Obama's dirty work for him.)
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To: 50mm

Not guilty!


39 posted on 09/23/2009 8:20:07 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: llevrok

I really don’t care about politics. I just visit FR to find phrases like this:

” the more jubtabulously fortunate female troops... “


40 posted on 09/23/2009 9:08:51 PM PDT by Humble Servant (somebody)
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To: exit82

Got to fly on one a couple of years back, but the crew didn’t look like that. Still was a killer thrill, dreaming about those boys taking off from the carrier.


41 posted on 09/23/2009 9:11:42 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: NFHale; Squantos; hiredhand
more jubtabulously fortunate

is that like sayin that the Swedes are equipped with 44s ???

42 posted on 09/23/2009 9:17:30 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Luke 22:36...Trust in the Lord...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: smokingfrog

I suddenly have the urge to enlist in the Swedish Army.


43 posted on 09/23/2009 9:17:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: llevrok
the more jubtabulously fortunate female troops

Somebody ping the FR "Word For The Day" guy.

44 posted on 09/23/2009 9:59:04 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: llevrok
...routinely bursting open...

Now that's not a bug, that's a feature.

45 posted on 09/23/2009 10:01:12 PM PDT by TheLurkerX (Even if Darwin was wrong, I say we keep the awards.)
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To: 50mm
They love guys named Habib.
46 posted on 09/23/2009 10:03:05 PM PDT by TheLurkerX (Even if Darwin was wrong, I say we keep the awards.)
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To: llevrok
The designers had better take heed...

A designer & inventor announced a new sports bra designed to take the bounce out of the breasts of athletes and joggers:

Photobucket

Within minutes of the announcement a large group of men promptly discussed the new design with him.

Photobucket

47 posted on 09/23/2009 10:59:41 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: Gilbo_3

The word “tophamper” is what caught my attention.

LOL !


48 posted on 09/23/2009 11:14:02 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos
You had me at "jubtabulously."
49 posted on 09/23/2009 11:42:50 PM PDT by Othniel (Meddling in human affairs for 1/20 of a millenium......)
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To: Othniel

LOL !


50 posted on 09/24/2009 12:27:39 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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