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Magazine launch for gay military members announced
CNN ^ | 28 mar 2011

Posted on 03/28/2011 9:14:42 AM PDT by mandaladon

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To: sigzero
“Trans members”? Even under the repeal I don’t think there are any.


41 posted on 03/28/2011 10:02:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon

You needn’t show me the fold out.


42 posted on 03/28/2011 10:04:03 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: mandaladon

My father passed away last year before this abomination came into force.

As a hardcore patriot and Navy veteran he would have been appalled.

He was tolerant when it came to homosexuals - but he knew open homosexuality in the military and women on ships were a recipe for disaster.

By the way, upon a veteran’s death the family receives a certificate signed by the President.

His death was tough for the family but we all had a good laugh - knowing the old man was somewhere cussing because the Kenyan signed it.


43 posted on 03/28/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by primeval patriot
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To: mandaladon

His name is Ty Walrod?

Wow.


44 posted on 03/28/2011 10:10:31 AM PDT by Domalais
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To: Vaquero

There should be room for Neal and Bob. Air Force ‘f-light in the loafers’. I was just getting use to “Chair Force”


45 posted on 03/28/2011 10:11:08 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: tongue-tied

When I was in Iraq as a navy hospital corpsman, in a marine infantry battation, a friend of mine sent me a Christmas present that included porno magazines. When I wanted to send a box to myself, a mail clerk told me that, because of Iraqi porno laws, Americans aren’t allowed to mail adult material. I said, “Why can someone send those magazines into Iraq, but I can’t mail them out of Iraq?” He said, “I don’t know. Someone else made the rules, and they didn’t tell me why.”


46 posted on 03/28/2011 10:11:08 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: OldDeckHand

Do you know many veterans who support allowing gays, in the military? I was in the navy for 21 years, including six months near Baghdad. I was in marine units for eight years. I think that about 75% of sailors and marines, I know, oppose allowing gays in the military.


47 posted on 03/28/2011 10:14:57 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: primeval patriot

I declined my signed certificate when I retired. (The command you retire from has to request it.)

Wish I could have gotten one signed by Ronald Reagan. Obviously too late.

There are websites where you can get one signed by any living President, as long as you served honorably and during their terms.


48 posted on 03/28/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: PhilCollins

You aren’t allowed porn in theater at all. The clerk was wrong about it being Iraq specific.

That’s an ancient rule too. Good order and discipline, etc, etc.


49 posted on 03/28/2011 10:15:34 AM PDT by Domalais
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To: PhilCollins
"Do you know many veterans who support allowing gays, in the military?"

I would say it's generational. I'm retired. Everyone that I know who's a contemporary of mine (and has voiced an opinion either way), didn't support the repeal. I think as you descend into the lower ranks, the service members are generally either more supportive or perhaps ambivalent or even indifferent about the repeal.

My personal estimation is that if the repeal has any effect at all on recruitment, it will be negligible at best. That is a wholly separate question about whether or not it will have any negative effects on good order and discipline. I think that it will.

50 posted on 03/28/2011 10:21:27 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: PhilCollins

Yep, because they have to go through everything you send out. No porno, no captured weapons, etc.

Same thing when you leave going through customs: they check everything!

LOL Still don’t know how I got that .50 cal bullet out. Luck I guess.


51 posted on 03/28/2011 10:27:01 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: Paleo Conservative

or “Latest Trends in Spring Camo”, “Your Barracks-Pink and Green”, “How To Get That Shine on Your Field Boots”, “Instant Make-overs for Tired Soldiers” “My Blankets Are Too Itchy-What to Do”?


52 posted on 03/28/2011 10:28:14 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: Paleo Conservative

or “Latest Trends in Spring Camo”, “Your Barracks-Pink and Green”, “How To Get That Shine on Your Field Boots”, “Instant Make-overs for Tired Soldiers” “My Blankets Are Too Itchy-What to Do”?


53 posted on 03/28/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: BufordP; concretebob; Jimmy Valentine's brother

ping!


54 posted on 03/28/2011 10:40:11 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: mandaladon
"Visibility Calling attention to ourselves is key," Smith said,
55 posted on 03/28/2011 10:43:25 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: All

http://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/CMC_CCC/HotOffPress/Recognition/PresidentialCertificates.htm

This is from the Navy Personnel Command website. Good info for folks that may want to get something from a retirement they can frame and remember, vice the kenyan.


56 posted on 03/28/2011 10:43:25 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: mandaladon

Pardon my query, but are they launching a magazine or is it really just a clip?


57 posted on 03/28/2011 10:47:38 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: PhilCollins

When I deployed the word was that any soldier who received porno in the mail was required to turn it in immediately to the first sergeant, heh, heh.

Oh, Top backed it up with random health & welfare inspections. The fear was not our moral degradation but someone selling Playboy to the local labor who were not hajjis but secular muslim Uzbeks who had the vodka to swap for it.

Anyway, this is disgusting. And yes, pro-gay sensitivity training is already in draft form for all the services.

I retired two months ago after thirty four years (break in service) beginning with Vietnam. But this latest is enough to make one weep.


58 posted on 03/28/2011 10:49:21 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
A start-up publication in today's economic climate is risky at best. I predict this magazine will never be published. It will exist for a while as an online product only. There is just no market for it. Would this be a wise choice for a business to spend advertising dollars in? No.

IMO the publishers of this "magazine" just want to stir the pot.

59 posted on 03/28/2011 10:53:13 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I have one question. How is the military going to handle HIV?


60 posted on 03/28/2011 12:28:33 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (With the repeal of DADT, are more fashionable military uniforms from the Pentagon next?)
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