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U.S. Navy subs going coed
UPI ^ | April 29, 2010

Posted on 04/29/2010 8:26:55 PM PDT by myknowledge

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus formally announced a policy change Thursday clearing the decks for women to serve on submarines.

Women had never been allowed to serve on submarines in the 110-year history of the underwater force.

The new coed era will begin once selected female officers complete 15 months of training. The plan calls for three women to be assigned to eight crews attached to four guided-missile attack and ballistic missile submarines, the Navy said on its Web site.

The change had been anticipated since Defense Secretary Robert Gates formally presented a letter to congressional leaders Feb. 19 notifying them of the Navy's desire to reverse the policy of prohibiting submarine service to women.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bubbleheads; coed; feminaziagenda; idiocy; militarywomen; silentservice; submarine; usnavy
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Women Don't Belong on Submarines

I'm not against women serving in the military, as long as they have the capability and morale to make it so, but like the author of the linked article, Phyllis Schlafy, I'm against women aboard submarines.

You should realize a submarine is a precarious environment to work in.

One woman submariner's mistake can lead to the fatal deaths of all her male counterparts, and the sub herself.

Leave the Silent Service to the men, OK!


1 posted on 04/29/2010 8:26:55 PM PDT by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

My husband just made a really funny joke about this, but I can’t post it here...


2 posted on 04/29/2010 8:30:23 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: myknowledge

Well, should be fun for a few lucky sailors - while it lasts. Actually, I suspect that it will cause a lot of problems (jealousy for sure) which will cascade into many other problems... Just another problem for the Navy to contain (and deny)...


3 posted on 04/29/2010 8:31:13 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: myknowledge

Smoking is also getting banned on subs, I just read, article is linked below...add women, but take away smoking.

http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2010/04/29/994730


4 posted on 04/29/2010 8:31:26 PM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: LongElegantLegs
My husband just made a really funny joke about this, but I can’t post it here... What is long and hard and has seamen in it?
5 posted on 04/29/2010 8:31:53 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one... Luke 22:36)
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To: myknowledge

2 years till the fleet begins to deteriorate.


6 posted on 04/29/2010 8:32:14 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: myknowledge

If it ain’t broke, (no women on subs), why fix it (put women on subs)??? Maybe to upset/change/disturb the situation? Notice I didn’t say make it better or worse.


7 posted on 04/29/2010 8:32:17 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: myknowledge

DAMN FOOLS! A MOST STUPID BONE-HEADED PC MOVE! ANOTHER DAGGER DRIVEN INTO THE HEART OF OUR MILITARY. These fools are purposely working to undermine the service!


8 posted on 04/29/2010 8:32:18 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: myknowledge

Make the first ones are officers just to ensure that the plan is a success.

This is a bad idea.


9 posted on 04/29/2010 8:34:08 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: myknowledge
Just what submariners need:heightened sexual tensions to distract them from critical tasks.

Every task is critical when you're spending weeks submerged.

10 posted on 04/29/2010 8:34:10 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: myknowledge

US Navy subs going coed!
I don’t think so. Us Navy Subs going non-combat operational!
Thanks to The Usurper and his sidekick, the Bush appointed (Patriot In Name Only) PINO. Or is in WINO - Warrior In Name Only or perhaps TFR (Traitor For Real)


11 posted on 04/29/2010 8:34:57 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

In the same vein...


12 posted on 04/29/2010 8:35:11 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: myknowledge
I think we should reconsider that whole 19th Amendment thing.

Sure would have saved a lot of trouble over the years.

13 posted on 04/29/2010 8:35:59 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: myknowledge

This will be a disaster. Why in heavens name do this? Just like this administration....creating crisis.


14 posted on 04/29/2010 8:36:27 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: myknowledge

Man, The COB is going to get an earful!


15 posted on 04/29/2010 8:37:19 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Was it, “If a women will go down on a submarine, she’ll go down on anything?”


16 posted on 04/29/2010 8:37:51 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: myknowledge

Idiots.


17 posted on 04/29/2010 8:38:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: myknowledge
One woman submariner's mistake can lead to the fatal deaths of all her male counterparts...

Two comments:

Is there any other kind of death?; and

Maybe the females can navigate better than the yayhoos who have been grounding subs and causing collisions over the last few years.

________________

Not that I think it's a good idea to put chicks on subs, of course.

18 posted on 04/29/2010 8:38:46 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("It's not the number of burnt cars that worries me. It's the fact that everyone finds this normal..")
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To: ladyvet

The same reason they took fast food away from the guys in Afghanistan during a war.

To demoralize them.


19 posted on 04/29/2010 8:38:46 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: myknowledge
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus formally announced a policy change Thursday clearing the decks for women to serve on submarines.

This is a plain stupid idea. I am sure that Ray Mabus knows this, but for whatever reason wants to enable the misguided feminists to check off that accomplishment and further degrade the readiness of our military. I am sure that he will please the Democrats, but nothing more.

Our country backs away a little further from its ability to deal with danger.

20 posted on 04/29/2010 8:38:49 PM PDT by olezip
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To: rangerwife

Oh great! Irritated, jealous, and withdrawal problems...heh. Going to really be fun serving on a sub.


21 posted on 04/29/2010 8:38:50 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: TCH

Didnt many say the same about letting blacks in the military?

Just saying...


22 posted on 04/29/2010 8:39:34 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: hoosierham
That's right, and aboard a submarine, you are ALWAYS at war. I read that quote in a novel titled Typhoon, written by Robin White.
23 posted on 04/29/2010 8:39:45 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: TCH

Obama MUST undermine the Military and emasculate them into total submission.. Obama will need the military on HIS side when the Civil War starts. At the moment, our military would kick Obama’s Azz, along with all of his henchpeople.


24 posted on 04/29/2010 8:40:10 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: olezip

It’s incremental degradation of the country’s military capabilities by design. We don’t ever hear of Russian or Chinese sub fleets having women submariners, do we?


25 posted on 04/29/2010 8:41:48 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: historyrepeatz

No, but that’s very clever, and just as funny!


26 posted on 04/29/2010 8:42:11 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: myknowledge
“You should realize a submarine is a precarious environment to work in.

One woman submariner's mistake can lead to the fatal deaths of all her male counterparts, and the sub herself.

Leave the Silent Service to the men, OK!”

coming from a woman, i do agree with you on this, and I’ll add one, women don't need to get the president job either, maybe some might disagree, but i don't think god made man first just for any reason.

27 posted on 04/29/2010 8:42:31 PM PDT by sunbird (not enough people say what they mean, and mean what they say.)
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To: jerry557

WTF are you talking about?


28 posted on 04/29/2010 8:43:33 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Ready4Freddy

What I mean is, if she makes a simple noise, even by accident when everyone else is hush-hush, such as dropping something on the floor. That is enough to trigger the firing of an enemy torpedo, which can sink an SSN with one hit.


29 posted on 04/29/2010 8:43:52 PM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: myknowledge

Well there goes the infamous “What’s round, long, and full of seamen” joke....


30 posted on 04/29/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: myknowledge

I wonder how large the Maternity Ward is and whether the gynecologist will have an office in the Ward or will have a separate office.


31 posted on 04/29/2010 8:45:56 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Heh, You said ‘vein.’


32 posted on 04/29/2010 8:46:07 PM PDT by 60Gunner (But there's this one particular harbor...)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Post it privately and let's hear from your loving, caring soul mate, who's also crass, sexist and jocular.

We all need a break from political correctness.
33 posted on 04/29/2010 8:46:14 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: ladyvet
What could the USN possibly do next like name a ship after John Murtha and put Navy Seals on trial.Whoops I forgot that's exactly what the ticket punchers did.God helps us.
34 posted on 04/29/2010 8:46:16 PM PDT by shanover (These are the times that try men's souls....tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered-T. Paine)
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To: historyrepeatz; LongElegantLegs
I bet it has to do with :

1) Seamen

2) Pink torpedoes

3) Hot-bunking

4) Up periscope

5) A place to put all the gay male sailors

6) How WW III will start with an all-female crew on a boomer, once their cycles get synchronized.

Cheers!

35 posted on 04/29/2010 8:46:24 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.http://www.free)
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To: myknowledge

The Silent Service Is A VOLUNTEER service ... Just don’t volunteer ...


36 posted on 04/29/2010 8:47:54 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: jerry557

“Didnt many say the same about letting blacks in the military?”

Do you have a source for that or is this just drivel drooling out of your slack-jawed face?


37 posted on 04/29/2010 8:50:48 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Which area is going to be converted to a maternity ward?


38 posted on 04/29/2010 8:51:01 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Here is a clue Freddy, Captain Holly Graf faces ignominious end to her fast-track US Navy career

You come on board a boat and you will be expected to be crew even if you are Capt.

No White pedestals, No BS.

39 posted on 04/29/2010 8:52:21 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Rembrandt

You have closets bigger than the Docs(Medical Corpsman) office!


40 posted on 04/29/2010 8:53:59 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: myknowledge

Pink Sub


41 posted on 04/29/2010 8:54:03 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

What? Something about a few women couped up with all those seamen?


42 posted on 04/29/2010 8:55:02 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: FrankR

I worked for an old bubblehead who was actually in that movie.

Larry Gilliand. He is named next to last in the credits.
He was the guy who called in the air strike during the BBQ topside in the film.


43 posted on 04/29/2010 8:57:56 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

Well, it’s not just the submarine that’s going to have a lot of seamen in it.


44 posted on 04/29/2010 8:58:28 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: BIGLOOK; grey_whiskers
your loving, caring soul mate, who's also crass, sexist and jocular.

He is all that and more, thank God...But I can't post it now, the build-up's too big! I think Grey_whiskers covered all bases pretty efficiently.

45 posted on 04/29/2010 8:59:39 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

There is no privacy on a boat.
There is however, plenty of tension.

Women will only add to the tension/distraction factor.


46 posted on 04/29/2010 9:00:55 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Rembrandt

There’s no Doctor, only a Corpsman.
Won’t he have fun.


47 posted on 04/29/2010 9:01:42 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: myknowledge
"One woman submariner's mistake can lead to the fatal deaths of all her male counterparts, and the sub herself."

"if she makes a simple noise, even by accident when everyone else is hush-hush, such as dropping something on the floor. "

Wow.... just wow. I'm totally against this idea too, but these are two of the stupidest, most sexist remarks I think I've ever read! Any male sailor on a sub can make a simple mistake and be the cause of death of all his male submariner's also. It has nothing to do with being a female.

48 posted on 04/29/2010 9:02:12 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: rangerwife

I guess they will have to find other ways to satisfy their oral fixations.


49 posted on 04/29/2010 9:02:56 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: myknowledge

One question I’d like to ask the Secretary: How exactly does this improve the capabilities of our sub fleet?


50 posted on 04/29/2010 9:04:05 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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