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Pentagon moves to let women in Navy serve on submarines
Boston Globe/AP ^ | February 24, 2010 | Anne Gearan

Posted on 02/24/2010 12:04:39 PM PST by kingattax

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon seeks to lift a decades-old policy that prohibits women from serving aboard Navy submarines, part of a gradual reconsideration of women’s roles in a military fighting two wars whose front lines can be anywhere.

At issue is the end of a policy that kept women from serving aboard the last type of ship off-limits to them. The thinking behind the previous policy was that the close quarters aboard subs would make coed service difficult to manage.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates notified Congress in a letter signed Friday that the Navy intends to repeal the ban on female sailors on submarines. Congress has 30 days to weigh in.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhodod; militarywomen; submarines; usnavy
how many reasons can we find here why this is a terrible idea ?
1 posted on 02/24/2010 12:04:39 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

“how many reasons can we find here why this is a terrible idea ?”

That seems to be the qualifier for this administration’s policies!


2 posted on 02/24/2010 12:07:22 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: kingattax

Celebrate diversity! A few squalling chilluns on boomers are a small price to pay.


3 posted on 02/24/2010 12:14:41 PM PST by mapmaker77
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To: kingattax

I am all for equal opportunity for women, but this is just plain stupid. And any woman who wants to be in a asub for months at a time, are showing just how stupid and ignorant of the pressures and difficulties that they will be under, even if the entire crew is a bunch of limp wristed pantie waists who have no sex drives. Ignorance and stupidity in service to willful egotistical FemiNazi retard pride.


4 posted on 02/24/2010 12:14:52 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: kingattax

We now know that Admirals care little about their sailors and more about PC with Obama.


5 posted on 02/24/2010 12:15:12 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: kingattax

And how long will we have to wait for a woman serving on a sub to sue the US Navy for millions in a harassment lawsuit?


6 posted on 02/24/2010 12:17:38 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: kingattax
how many reasons can we find here why this is a terrible idea ?

If they thought Tailhook was bad.... I don't even want to know what this will lead to.

7 posted on 02/24/2010 12:17:46 PM PST by pray4liberty
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To: kingattax

PMS can be a baaaad day for all.


8 posted on 02/24/2010 12:19:37 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: kingattax

9 posted on 02/24/2010 12:20:36 PM PST by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: kingattax
Stand by:

"Break off patrol. Immediate surface. Cancel EMCON A. Prepare for urgent cross-deck. PO3 Jane Doe, 3-months pregnant, miscarriage risk."

10 posted on 02/24/2010 12:20:47 PM PST by twister881
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
We now know that Admirals care little about their sailors and more about PC with Obama.

Apparently they care about as much as the Generals did for the soldiers at Fort Hood. ;-)

11 posted on 02/24/2010 12:24:05 PM PST by rhombus
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To: shooter223
but but it worked so will in the movie:
12 posted on 02/24/2010 12:26:43 PM PST by sticker
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To: sticker

AHHH, Hollywood, what can I say? BTW, the USS Balao was the sub used in the movie. http://www.submarinesailor.com/boats/ss285balao/


13 posted on 02/24/2010 12:33:33 PM PST by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: twister881

I’m all for it if Gates guarantees pre-natal care out of his own pocket, nothing out of the tax payers’ pocket. Also, all child rearing expenses until the child reaches the age of 18.


14 posted on 02/24/2010 12:46:55 PM PST by JimmyMc
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To: kingattax

This is a great idea. Someone’s got to do the cooking, cleaning and laundry.


15 posted on 02/24/2010 12:48:19 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: kingattax

It looks like the Military Class is a copy of the Political Class. No class.


16 posted on 02/24/2010 12:50:23 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (The Constitution is the issue, other issues are small potatoes. If we fail none will matter.)
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To: kingattax

Think they’ll let me back in Subs? Women on subs was our dream during those 90-day patrols in the late 60’s early 70’s ;)

Terrible idea then, terrible idea now.


17 posted on 02/24/2010 12:54:51 PM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: kingattax

I wonder how long it will be until the first charges of Sexual Harrasment will be filed....My guess is 1/2 the sailors on board will be brought up because they looked at a women too long after a 6 month deployment....


18 posted on 02/24/2010 12:55:12 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

“Up periscope!”


19 posted on 02/24/2010 12:58:18 PM PST by gigster
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To: twister881

No abortion clinic on board? How thoughtless of the Navy.


20 posted on 02/24/2010 1:01:40 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: kingattax

The military has been turned into a social club.

Our country is really screwed.


21 posted on 02/24/2010 1:02:43 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: ConservaTexan

The smell will encompass the Sub. These guys are already number one in mental issues.

The only thing that keeps it cohesive is that there is no pussy to fight over. Put that in the equation, and fun will be had by all.

On a sub, the number one goal of everyone on board was to get me killed. Add women to that mix, and you got a load of C4 on every boot.


22 posted on 02/24/2010 1:04:34 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: kingattax
Standards were lowered for women to enter the service. That means that women were moved ahead of BETTER QUALIFIED male applicants. The powers that be demanded that Americans wanting to serve their country salute this bullshit and mouth it respect it the same as they would God's Truth.

Those who could not or would not do so aren't there anymore.

This accepted (I did not say ‘forced’)dual reality is SOLEY responsible for The Ft. Hood Massacre

This will be the case in matter of the Submariner Svc. There is a hell of a lot less wiggle room for substandard personnel in submarines because: EACH MAN'S FATE IS BOUND TOGETHER IN DOUBLE STEEL AND A SINGLE ATMOSPHERE. The submariners know we will lose a submarine because they have seen us lose men in the other services to serve leftist “truth”. They might have done better to try for a spot on an NFL roster since no one could ever get away with putting a woman on a team....unless, of course, she could ACTUALLY do the job.

23 posted on 02/24/2010 1:14:04 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: TalBlack
"That means that women were moved ahead of BETTER QUALIFIED male applicants."A problem for sure, but not the only one.

My son spent 14 years on boomers, finally got two years of shore duty after 12 years, then told he'd have to go back on patrol duty, even though he was a single dad of two.

Why so much sea time?? Because all the shore billets were taken by women.

Proper solution would have been to close sub ratings to women, but nooooo.

24 posted on 02/24/2010 4:07:34 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: shooter223

Great photo shop picture!


25 posted on 02/24/2010 4:30:45 PM PST by tob2 (I would rather have a nuclear power plant in my backyard than Gitmo detainees.)
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To: jakerobins

My new disability claim
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/ma20050216.shtml
| February 16, 2005 | Dr. Mike Adams

Dear Human Resources Director:
Recently, I gave serious consideration to filing a sexual harassment suit against a fellow employee who was talking about her husband’s erectile dysfunction in the workplace. All of her angry ranting about her husband’s lovemaking deficiencies infringes on my right to feel comfortable at all times in the workplace.
I am aware that the right to feel comfortable is not found in the United States Constitution. Fortunately, it is found in the campus diversity handbook, which trumps state and federal statutes as well as the U.S. Constitution. I learned that during Black History Month, which was previously known as February.
Last week, I talked to several attorneys (in the www.DrAdams.org legal network) about the possibility of suing the UNC system for creating a “hostile” work environment. One of my attorneys in Philadelphia asked me to sleep on it. The decision to sue, he insisted, is not to be taken lightly. So I took his advice.
Unfortunately, before the morning light, I had a bad experience, which has caused me to rethink my “hostile environment” lawsuit. That “bad experience” is difficult to discuss, especially in a column that may be read by millions of people. But, since I am committed to serving the truth, here goes: I, too, am now suffering from erectile dysfunction, or ED.
Worse than the discovery that I am now suffering from ED was the subsequent realization that I have been suffering from it for several years. Ever the empiricist, I decided to record the approximate dates of my previous, shall we say, difficulties in an effort to find the root causes of my medical condition. A brief summary follows:
In 2001, I was jogging on campus when I passed a group of feminists marching in the annual “Take back the night” event. After they marched by me shaking their fists and screaming, I first experienced ED. They certainly took back that night!
In 2002, I read the book “Intimate Reading” by a feminist professor in the English Department at UNC-Wilmington. After I read the section about her losing her virginity at age 16 (told in graphic detail), I again experienced ED.
In 2003 (February), when campus feminists marched around stage chanting “vagina, vagina” during the Vagina Monologues, I experienced ED again. Even worse, it happened to me on Valentine’s Day (which, by the way, is not known as VD)!
In 2003 (March), when the university hired a self-proclaimed “queer Muslim” speaker named Irshad Manji, I experienced by most intense bout with ED. In some ways, I’m still recovering.
In 2004, I saw a campus feminist (student) wearing a shirt that read “f*** Bush.” It wasn’t really the shirt that gave me ED. It was probably the leather combat boots and dog collar she was wearing. I even thought about calling animal control.
And, finally, in 2005, I have now suffered from ED due to a feminist’s excessive complaints about her husband’s ED. It’s kind of like trying not to imagine a giant purple elephant.
Obviously, one does not have to be a college professor to see the common theme in all of these instances of ED. Put simply; they were all induced by feminist rage. And, clearly, the six instances I have recounted call for the recognition of a new disability called Feminist Rage Erectile Dysfunction Syndrome, or FREDS.
In anticipation of your formal recognition of FREDS, I have attached an ADA disability claim, which will allow me to leave the university in order to fully recover. Just getting away from campus feminist rage should do the trick. And not having me around might even attenuate the rage of some of these angry feminists.
After you grant my claim, I plan to spend every evening drinking Sam Adams Black Lager and smoking “Hemingway Classics” by Arturo Fuente. Then I’ll just sit around in my pajamas and wait for the real action to begin. I hope you weren’t thinking about sex. I was talking about internet blogging.
©2005 Mike S. Adams


26 posted on 02/25/2010 5:39:00 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: tob2
How about this pic. Not photoshop. Check out the link at post 13.
27 posted on 02/25/2010 10:12:42 AM PST by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: shooter223

I checked that link. Nice pictures


28 posted on 02/25/2010 2:00:08 PM PST by tob2 (I would rather have a nuclear power plant in my backyard than Gitmo detainees.)
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